In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I don't push my boundaries very often, but…
1) [Podfic of] When Fics Take on a Life of Their Own ([0:28:32] A fanfic writer and Feminist Ryan Gosling discuss celebrity culture, gender and theory, and the political perils of Fassavoy fic. (Dual-voice podfic by Cath and Klb) ) - So…I heard about this story in the Resonance podfic podcast. I don't generally listen to podfics that I haven't read the story for, and especially not ones for fandoms I don't romp about in. …But this one sounded interesting, so I gave it a try…and I really enjoyed it! If you like well-voiced fandom meta at all, give this podfic featuring Feminist Ryan Gosling a try.
2) Letters, the Writing Of by earlgreytea68 - Okay. I think that everyone knows that I love earlgreytea68's fic. Like, a lot. But I am not that big a fan of angst generally and I knew that this one would be painful. I tried it anyway…and I loved it so much that I ended up podficcing it. It's a Sherlock BBC fic with this summary: "While he's dead, Sherlock writes John letters." Yeah. It's ouchy, but so very good.
3) This cover of Far over the misty mountains cold by str8voices. You know what? I'm really picky about cover versions of songs. In fact, the first time I heard this I wasn't sure I liked it. But then? I listened again…and now I love it. So there.