So to further out myself as a Fandom Old ™
I’m browsing ao3, as one does, and this one image struck me to the core and I just stared at the screen for like a solid 20 seconds
Oh how the world has changed
holy shit WHAT
I know this gave me anxiety
They did it. Those crazy bastards. Godsspeed, my friends.
Braver than any US marine.
“salutes the brave new writers, who know no fear, and the ao3 lawyers who made this possible”
I know at least one person who moved their VC fic from 2006 out of their deeply protected and friendslocked livejournal to AO3. I know that person very very well.