Today, well, yesterday now, because it was my birthday, I reread my favorite inception fandom fics: it's automatic, and En Route to Transylvania, and Incipit, and the insomnia AU fic. I finished it up just now with a re-read of the coffeeshop AU, and this rambling is really all just a preamble to the point of this post, which is this:
It hit me as I was re-reading that fandom is my coffeeshop. it's my refuge away from everything else in my life that's out of control or unhappy, and it's my space to rejuvenate. And yes, sometimes I hate it and we have shit days and sometimes I don't come around for weeks, but it's still my safe space, my creative-sanctum, and the place where I am, in good times and bad, my most authentic self.
So, yeah, if you haven't read it, and even if you're not in inception fic, definitely swing over to Gyzym's cafe :D and read I've Got Nothing to Do Today But Smile (The Only Living Boy in New York.)