Jun. 8th, 2016

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So last weekend was reveals time for [community profile] jukebox_fest and it's been pretty amazing. (Jukebox is a gift exchange fest around music and music video canons. It's really awesome.)

I got a great gift, based on Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen. The fic plays with the Soulmate trope a lot, and manages to hit all the things I like to speculate about with Soulmate fic. How much do soulmate marks mess with your psyche, how much do they shape you? Can you escape that kind of predestination? It's really cool, and I love it a lot.

Silver For Gold (1239 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Human Touch - Bruce Springsteen (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Narrator/Woman (Human Touch)
Characters: Woman (Human Touch), Narrator (Human Touch)
Additional Tags: Soulmate-Identifying Marks, Alternate Universe - Soulmates, last chances, Service Industry, Diners, Late-In-Life Romance, Romance, Taking Chances, Obsessive Behavior, Panic Attacks, True Love
Summary:

She's waited forty years to hear the right words. But what if she doesn't need them to find a happy life?



I've been reading a lot of the fic the past couple of days, and there's some really great stuff in the collection. I love how in most cases canon knowledge isn't really required - even though it's a small exchange, I don't think I've ever read so much fic in a collection, except maybe for Yuletide. Some general observations, there's a lot of fic about women, which I enjoy, and a lot of it is kind of creepy, which I didn't know I enjoyed this much. 

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