I spent the morning cleaning a closet and discovered binders filled with printed out fics that I used to read, prior to owning a Kindle in '13, on trains, buses, doctor's waiting rooms, at the beach, etc. Wow. Some were from defunct sites such as GeneralsGrrls Fic Archive on Geocities, but to my delight, Five Deaths To Die by Cassia that I printed is still up at her site. Also in the binders were cartoons by Elthegeneral and manips by Bodeewan along with her delicious slashy stories.
Five Deaths is one of the few stories that came close to making me tear up; it didn't, because I am a tough old bird, but it came close. In bits and pieces, I've been reading Was Fanfic Any Different In The Olden Days? and must say it's a treat to share memories with others from the 'zine age.