So anyone and their dog has probably at least seen/heard that the fandom defining fic, Off The Record, has concluded it’s epic journey (if you haven’t then wtf?).
Anyway, I can’t speak for the entire fandom or for all the followers of this blog, but I know on a personal level I need to say a big thank you to Hella for writing such a great story.
I started this blog not long after the first couple of chapters of OTR were out and it was (like many) the first FrostIron fic that I had started to read. I think in a way that this fic was the turning point for the fandom (aside from The Avengers actually coming out). When I started this blog I expected maybe a couple hundred of people to follow, if that, but today we are almost at 3,800. That is just mind blowing to me. I never in a million years thought that this many would get a kick out of this pairing, yet here we are. To see this fandom grow and expand in such a way over the past year and a half has been awesome.
OTR influenced a great many things in this fandom: fics, fanart, edits, fan mixes, you name it. And because of that it got people to take interest and was one of the things to let this fandom grow to what it is today.
Whenever I am asked about fic recs or to help a newbie in the fandom find good fics, OTR is always #1 and it always seems to be #1 on everyone else’s. I’ve run various shipping blogs and communities over the
past 10 years and I can tell you that I have never, ever, seen a fic so widely acclaimed and received by everyone in the fandom. I am quite astounded by the power of it.
On an even more personal level, I have met so many people via this blog/fandom that I am happy to call friends and followers. I never would have met them if I hadn’t created this blog and shared their wonderful fics and art.
So thank you, Hella, for creating something that made us laugh, cry, scream in frustration, and want to take up drinking. This truly is a great bit in the FrostIron fandom and will definitely be around for a long time.
Even if you don’t write any more FrostIron in the future that’s fine by me. You’ve provided us with a hell of a ride and massive kudos to you for writing it and putting up with all of us crazies. Now go and chill and bask in the glow that is your fic.
Lot’s of FEELS,
I was going to make up a nice little rec list of other frostiron blogs to follow, but my computer decided to crash and I lost all my tabs! YAY!
Anyway, here are some that I remember clearly. I do apologize if I’ve missed anyone, I know I have, but I just cannot remember the correct username to link back to.
Anyway here’s the list I have at the moment:
Frostiron centric blogs:
These are some great people who post frostiron on their blogs. They’re not frostiron centric, but they’re great to follow regardless.