I imagine many of you have been spammed by my new community already. But I have been sadly lacking in participation of late, due to the hacking, sneezing upper respiratory thingee. So, this is my spamming duty taken care of for the moment.
unsung_dw is a community for Doctor Who fanfiction fans to sing the praises of little known fics or authors. It's a place for well-read or well-known people to give back to the fandom by spreading the word about new discoveries. Now, I know that we all get excited when we find a treat in fanfiction and we spread the word. But this is more like all of us spreading the word in one place.
One of my bestest buddies in the Buffy fandom, Mary, wrote a little fic called Journeys. She was a one shot wonder. But what a shot it was. Now, Journeys became amazingly acclaimed, because it sort of transformed people...but I remember a time when Mary was unsure about even letting it out into the light of day. And I bet you there are people in the Doctor Who fandom who also have that one fic in them...or who are just starting out. This new community, unsung_dw , is hopefully going to help those people, those fics, find a greater audience. And...it is also going to encourage those of us who read to sing the praises of the authors we discover.
What's not to love about that?