Get Recced – History of Fanfiction 7

How does promotion of fanfiction even work in a gift economy? What’s a gift economy? And are you feeling bereft of fic?

If so, I think this episode might just help you out. Don’t forget to add your favourite fics in comments!

About Sursum Ursa

Ursa presents Stuff You Like, where fangirls + analysis + awesome examples of media = good times for all.


  1. For any Metal Gear Solid fans I recommend Stray…I can’t remember who the author is, but you can find it on in tis 78-chapter glory.

  2. Oh, I’ve never heard the term “gift economy” before. I mean, I know about bartering but still. You learn something new every day, I guess.

  3. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. I love it. It’s basically Harry if he were Ravenclaw, written by a rationalist.

    And, no, it’s not Ender’s Game, and, frankly, if you want, you can even skip the battles if you’d like. They establish character and stuff, but, if they hold you back, skip them (or better skim them) and get to the rest. Just read the end of the Winter battle for context.

    Harry Potter and the Natural 20 is not bad, either. It’s what you think: a D&D wizard gets transported to Hogwarts. Problem is that he only finished the first book. (And arguably the second, but it ends on a cliffhanger. The third, however, is left unfinished.)

Leave a Reply