All the Feels
by Danika Stone
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: June 7th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with thepressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.
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New thread, topic: Spartan Rescue Mission
ATTN: All members of the Starveil Rebellion. Many of you have heard that Captain Matt Spartan, commander of the Star Freighter Elysium, has been reported missing in action. Surveillance footage from the final escape pod shows the Elysium being destroyed, but in the last hours, there have been multiple reports of an unidentified transceiver messaging in the Omega Quadrant.
We need you, soldiers. Spartan needs you. Look for evidence. Find reports, word-of-mouth testimony, footage if you can. If we have any hope of finding Spartan alive, it will come down to your ingenuity and determination. This rescue message must spread far and wide. Post your findings on all fandom platforms using the hashtag: #SpartanSurvived
THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION.
Liv chewed her lower lip, rereading the text once and again. Leaving a post like this on one of the busiest Starveil forums was a call to arms. It was so outrageous - so arrogant - she couldn't doubt the potential for ridicule. Trolls loved tearing apart things like this. And if they decided to start flaming her post, they'd burn her idea down to the ground. But if she didn't post it, she'd never know.
Her fingers drummed on the armrest. Post or not. That was the big question.
Liv lifted her phone, scrolling through her texts. There was one from Joanne. It had arrived while she was out with Xander.
@Joeswoes: So upset over that stupid ending, Liv. How do you get over losing a character you love? Spartan's REAL to me. He's my baby, you know? :(
Liv did know. He was her baby too. He was everyone's! And by killing the character off they'd wounded an entire community of fans. She reread Joe's text, her finger hovering over reply for a long moment.
She set the phone down again.
Her gaze darted back to the computer screen. THIS IS YOUR CALL TO ACTION. If she posted this, it needed to be real. She needed people to believe Spartan could come back. They needed to trust that he'd made it out of the ship. It couldn't just be fangirl to fangirl, writing Starveil AU's that never really happened. This would be the guerrilla warfare of character ships. The fans would have to reweave the details they had into a new explanation of those last seconds of film. They'd take no prisoners, leave no wounded fans behind. But, as in any war, that meant the intel behind the revolution had to stay secret for as long as possible.
Fandom had to believe.
Liv released her breath, heart beating in her temple. It's up to you to make your happy ending.
She hit post.
Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.
“Irked fans produce fanfic like irritated oysters produce pearls.”
Jacqueline Lichtenberg in Fic by Anne Jamison
All the Feels is a story that started a long time ago. Before you were in college or graduated high school. Before you were born even. In fact, it started before your great-great-grandparents were born… when author Arthur Conan Doyle decided he’d had enough of the character of Sherlock Holmes and decided to do away with him in “The Adventure of the Final Problem” (Strand Magazine, 1893).
Fans of the series were so furious with Sherlock’s death that they took action against the author, writing letters to both Arthur Conan Doyle and to the newspapers of the day. Shocked by the upheaval his writing had created, Doyle finally acquiesced and brought Sherlock Holmes back from the dead with the story “The Adventure of the Empty House” (1903). This long-ago fan-base is, in fact, one part of the inspiration for All the Feels.
The second part of that inspiration is my friend, E, who goes by the twitter username @CoulsonLives, and who—much like Sherlock fans of the previous century—was horrified by the untimely death of Agent Coulson in The Avengers movie. Like her Sherlockian predecessors, she was certain that Agent Coulson must have survived. Rather than writing letters, however, she started an online revolution of fic-writing, posting, and vidding, which eventually resulted in Agents of Shield. The fans interest in this character inspired Marvel to make it real.
While All the Feels doesn’t tell either of these stories, it embraces elements of both. @CoulsonLives’ ability to bring fandom together combined with the Sherlock Holmes fandoms force of will, getting the author to redact the death of his most famous character. Liv and Xander are all of us fangirls and #SpartanSurvived is the battle cry to make fandom our own.