For the record, I absolutely ADORE podfic. If you're planning to do one of my fics, just drop me a comment or a PM letting me know once it's posted, please! Ditto translations - I would love to be able to link to them in the masterpost/fic itself.
I also adore friends, so seriously, friend away if you are inclined. I'm much more active on my tumblr these days, so feel free to friend/comment there too!
Also also: if I could have one lame superpower, it would be the power to NEVER MAKE TYPOS. UGH. If you see a typo or a mistake in any of these fics, please feel free to tell me! I would take being told as a huge favor, actually. :D
ETA: Please do not link any of these fics to any of the people involved! Thank you!
Okay, here goes:
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Also, I have to confess my letters from previous years have gotten me AMAZING fics, (also I’m lazy) so I'm reusing a lot of intro stuff from yules past in this letter.
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Hello! I have just met you and I already love you! Feel free to poke me here if you have any questions or if you just want to flail over our mutual fannish loves/make friends – anon commenting is on, both here and on my tumblr (where I am considerably more active these days)! COME SAY HI. Also, I don’t have any bookmarks there yet or anything, but I’m novembersmith on AO3, too.
So, an honest and sincere prompt from me for all of these fandoms/characters would just be MORE. I really will be over the moon to get a new story for any one of these fandoms. However, I know that is not incredibly helpful, and as it happens I do have a ton of feelings that I can ramble about for ages. Hopefully some of this will be inspiring to you! But definitely feel free to ignore all of this (except the DNWs, please!) and write whatever sparks your interest.
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Well, that’s about it! (She said, thousands of words later.) Seriously, though, let me know if you have any questions, but the take-home message here should be: write a story that you’ll enjoy writing. I guarantee that if it’s about these characters and you love it, I will love it. Happy Yuletide! I CAN’T WAIT TO OPEN MY PRESENT THIS YEAR!
- Current Mood: mischievous
- Current Music:Johnny Cash - Sixteen Tons
Also? KLB's voice is amazing. She brings the words. the story, to life, and I strongly encourage you, if you enjoyed the story (which, if you did, THANK YOU you rock <3), to listen to this podfic. It is gorgeous and thrilling and alive and vibrant and just such a joy.
Individual chapters with her amazing commentary here
Whole shebang for downloading here
Thank you again, gorgeous. I am so proud and honored and inspired by you. And I'll go off now and fix all those typos that slipped past us, yea those many years ago. And then it will be done.
DON'T MIND ME I'M JUST GOING TO GO OFF AND SNIFFLE INTO MY COFFEE NOW.
Seriously though guys go listen to it. YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Hello! You offered one of these fandoms, so I already love you. Feel free to poke me here if you have any questions or if you just want to flail over our mutual fannish loves/make friends – anon commenting is on, both here and on my tumblr (where I am considerably more active these days)! COME SAY HI. Also, I want to state right off the bat that you should feel totally free to ignore my prompts and write whatever the idea works for you. I know some people panic once the assignments come in, though, minds go blank, etc etc, so in that event, I am throwing out some ideas for you!
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Please note I seem doomed to forever be a day behind. O WELL. Maybe I will catch up eventually.
Anyway, the challenge for Jan 2 is: "In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them."
Well, this finally gets me off my ass and to post my Yuletide 2011 recs, all of which are not nearly loved enough and for fandoms which only a few know and appreciate. If you haven't read/watched the canons for these fandoms, I encourage you to, and if you have, OMG WHY HAVEN'T YOU READ THESE YET?
Basically, my plan is to focus on fics I loved that don't have many comments and haven't been receiving a lot of attention on the comms or rec lists. There are other fics out there that I TOTALLY ADORE, and maybe I'll make a post for those later. ANYWAY, ON TO THE RECS.
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So, this seems like a good way to prod myself into being fannishly active and interactive again, though I am unsure how many days I can keep it up. In fact, I am already a day behind. But I love the idea of celebrating fandom and fannishness and ourselves, so, okay! Here goes nothing.
The challenge for Day 1 was this: "In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator."
Which, now that I have started, is much more difficult a task than I anticipated. There's that instinctive "NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO REC, ARGH" moment, but that is failing before I even start, so. DEEP BREATH. HERE GOES NOTHING.
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THERE, DONE. Now I just need to catch up on Day 2, and on my yuletide recs, and -- hey, hmm, maybe I can combine those things. Eeeeeexcellent.
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Me, I have been up to: work, more work, visiting brimtoast in NYC, more work, Yuletide, TSN, Yuletide, etc etc.
I did not manage to finish my collection of Yuletide recs before the reveal, but hopefully they'll be up soon.
Writing things I have accomplished:
Three Yuletide fics:
Covenant, a Kings fic for sinuous_curve! Kings is the show of my heart, and Jack Benjamin in particular is one of my favorite characters of all time. I definitely plan to revisit this fandom again in the future.
Ad Aspera Per Astra, a Brothers Bloom fic for snarkydame! A character study of Stephen Bloom, set in a space AU, because I am ridiculous. This movie is one of my all-time favorites, and it was a joy to watch and rewatch and rewatch the film, taking notes and noticing all the arcs and themes and subplots. Delight.
Errant, a Drive fic for lynnmonster! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS FILM. I cannot express my love enough, and one of the best parts of Yuletide was finding other people that loved it too. Anyway, this fic is a crossover with Doctor Who. Yep. Maybe I'll write a Kings space opera next, in keeping with the theme.
I had an amazing amount of fun writing all these fics, and the Yuletide stress, it's pretty much tradition at this point, right? Wouldn't be the holidays without it. AND! AND I RECEIVED THE YULETIDE FIC OF MY DREAMS: A Teenage Girl's Guide to Not Being Possessed by a Demon, by pirateygoodness. It's a Jennifer's Body, AU where Jennifer never gets demonified, and it is FABULOUS. The development of the relationship between Needy and Jennifer makes my heart sing. I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO READ IT AT ONCE.
I also managed to post chapters Eighteen and Nineteen of Fortune and Men's Eyes, which was mostly possible due to the encouragement/prodding of brimtoast. This fic is now approaching 65K and is only now really getting to the meaty part of the plot. What even am I. In other news, the glorious hapakitsune made yet ANOTHER cover, and this one is just so gorgeous and also makes me want to write royal wedding fic immediately. *sits on hands*
Further resolutions for this year: finish uploading all my fic to AO3, write at least one Prince Wardo chapter per month, finish my TSN big bang before the next starts (I AM SO SORRY, SIRI AND KRISTIN, I PROMISE I AM WORKING ON IT), finish the next chapter of the TSN SGA AU, write Kings fic. And at some point do actual work for my actual job and figure out a plausible way to eventually move up to NYC.
Right. I can do this.
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