As much as it pains me to admit this….I used to visit Fanfiction.net religiously during my pre-teen years. Off and on even during my late teen years.
I used to haunt the Crossovers section. Particularly, the Sailor Moon/Gundam Wing section. During that time, there were actually some good ones. You know, with an actual plot and progressive character development. Used to print them out at High School and read them during class or lunch. A lot of times at home in my room. I did not have free range access to a computer at that time and our net was dial-up using the main phone line. AT&T.
I remember one where the fanfic author was having a tough time and had told of how she had etched on the side of her desk the word “HOPE”. Her story was one of my favorites on there. Don’t think it’s still around.
I don’t know what made me remember that in particular, but a certain quote that I like to use also came from a fanfic author’s introduction to their stories.
“Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers.”