As The World Turns
|Name:||As The World Turns|
|Date(s):||April 2, 1956 — September 17, 2010|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||ATWT Official Website, TV.com, IMDB|
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As The World Turns is a long-running soap opera  on the American television network CBS. It premiered April 2, 1956. The story revolves around the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois. In December, 2009, CBS announced it was canceling the show, and the final episodes will air in September, 2010.
In 2007, ATWT introduced the first teenaged gay couple in American soap opera history, Luke Snyder (played by Van Hansis) and Noah Mayer (played by Jake Silbermann). In 2010, they made the relationship into a triangle with the introduction of Dr. Reid Oliver (played by Eric Sheffer Stevens).
For media fans on places like Livejournal, the fannish focus of the show is centered around Luke/Noah and Luke/Reid. A great deal of fanwork has been created about Luke and Noah (known by the mashup Nuke) and the actors (known as Jansis) as well as Luke and Reid (most commonly referred to as LuRe but also less commonly as Ruke). The introduction of Reid has caused some conflict in the fandom now that there's competition for the main ship. As of October 18, 2010, there were 234 stories on FanFiction.net found searching on "luke noah" and 228 on "luke reid."
Communities & Archives
- NukeFic - Noah/Luke fanfiction archive
- Luke/Noah Fan Community - for fanworks and discussion including RPF.
- LuRe, a Luke/Reid Community - for fanworks and discussion including RPF.
- Luke/Noah community on Insanejournal
- As the World Turns on Fanfiction.net
- ATWTFix - a moderated Yahoo group