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Let me preface this by saying, that even if you've never watched/heard/or cared for the show Leverage or the character, Alec Hardison, you must read this fic. This fic is a story for anyone who's been in fandom, and like me, maybe had their sexual awakening through it. Seriously, if you're worried you're not going to understand the fic cause you've not watched an ep (though if you're not caught up it is post second season ending), don't be. Want a geeky fic? This is it.

This fic was written for the [community profile] lgbtfest with the prompt: Fandom or other online activities help Hardison come to terms with his sexual orientation..

Being about the same age-range as Hardison, and having the same fannish glee as he does in the series, this fic really hit home with me. Here we get to see Hardison use fandom, his favorite shows and comics since he was young, to explore the world, people, and himself. And the way it's written, here is just brilliant. Also enjoyed the parts where Hardison tried to find other poc characters to look up to.

I can't express how much I enjoyed reading this fic, how spot on it was to Hardison, to fandom, and I need to quote one of the commenters who said it best: It's a love letter to Hardison, and fandom meta, and a love letter to fandom .

I think my love of this fic says a lot about how far I've come along with my own identity the past year or so. What Hardison went through, a bit is what I've been through. Using the love of characters and pairings as a buffer to what I'd really like in my personal life and who I am. Though I'm still kinda figuring that out, heh. There's so much more I wish I could say about how excellent this fic is, but really, you just need to read and enjoy. <3

If all of this still doesn't convince you, then please at least read the excerpt below. And always, if you do read, don't forget to comment (or rec like I did XD)

Title:Life in the Twenty-First Century
Author: aces [personal profile] wishfulaces
Characters/Pairing: Hardison-centric with eventual Hardison/Elliot/Parker
Word Count: 4,100
Summary: Alec Hardison, if pressed, would probably suggest that he subscribes to a post-modern definition of identity.

Excerpt: Star Trek, X-Files, Highlander, Oh my! )

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