Well, apparently we’re doing this “jump back into Fandom” thing as more of a “high altitude plummet into Fandom”, because I’ve signed up for another challenge (thanks to my Evil Shoulder Angel).

I’m doing Trope Bingo.


Hey, long time, no see…  >_>

I had to take a break from Fandom–there were some things  that kind of ‘destroyed the joy’ for me and I needed to step away. So I wandered the Earth, having adventures…well, not really Earth, more like Thedas,  Tamriel,  a few Mass Effect relays, a brief career as a test subject at Aperture Labs, and I own way too much property in a Steampunk sim in Second Life. Then Juno tempted me back into writing with Star Trek fic.

I hadn’t finished or posted any fic in four years(!!). I just started to really write again in the past year or so (a few pokes at The Wanderers (LOTR), plus some dabbling in Dragon Age, Doctor Who, and Once Upon a Time), but the Trek fic is the first thing I’ve actually finished and posted since December 2009.

Juno pointed this challenge out to me, so I figured it would be a good way to get back into Fandomy things:

Fandom Snowflake Challenge banner


A Meal Fit for a King won an Honorable Mention in the MEFAs this year! A big thanks to everyone who reviewed the story! Here’s the shiny banner:

MEFA 2010 Genres:Character Study:Gapfiller Honorable Mention

That was a surprise. I’d mostly forgotten that I’d entered a story, since I’ve been so wrapped up in writing the new MEFA website. :-\

The subject (Éowyn being a terrible cook) was a Movie-verse thing that annoyed me and it apparently annoyed a lot of other people as well. I’m really glad people enjoyed my little “fix”! 😀

The 2009 Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards has come to an end and I am proud to say that my drabble, Freedom, got Third Place in Genres: Character Study: General Drabbles!

I really enjoyed the reviews I received for this drabble, because they told me that it worked: the reader doesn’t expect Fell Beasts to be sympathetic characters, but I managed to make them so. 😀

Thank you to everyone who wrote a review for this! This is one of my favorite drabbles, so I’m very happy it did so well and received the wonderful comments.

Congratulations to everyone who placed! This was a really tough competition this year, so kudos to you all!

A round-up of my fic for 2009.

All of these are Hal/Kyle, except for Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts, which is from the POV of Dkrtzy RRR. 😀

Title: All That Glitters
Author: Aranel Took
Fandom: DC Comics – Green Lantern
Challenge: Bradygirl_12’s 2009 DCU Fic/Art Holiday Challenge
Prompt: glitter
Characters: Hal Jordan/Kyle Rayner, Ollie Queen, Alfred Pennyworth
Words: 1,300
Rating: PG
Summary: Hal gets some wise advice.
Author’s Notes: Thanks to for the Beta!

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Title: Peace on Earth. Mostly.
Author: Aranel Took
Fandom: DC Comics – Green Lantern
Challenge: DCU Free For All Winter Holidays Challenge 2009
Prompt: Family/Home, Snow/Ice
Characters: Hal/Kyle, Maura, Marty
Words: 400
Rating: G
Summary: Kid-verse! Hal and Kyle finally get a quiet Christmas. Or maybe not.

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Title: Road Trip
Author: Aranel Took
Fandom: DC Comics – Green Lantern
Challenge: Challenge
Prompt: #9 – road trip
Characters: Hal Jordan/Kyle Rayner
Words: 1,000
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The sequel to Mirror, Mirror. While on the road trip with Kyle, Hal contemplates the sudden changes in their lives.

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Title: What Fates Impose (2/24)
Author: Aranel Took
Fandom: DC Comics – Green Lantern
Challenge: There and Back Again Advent Calendar Challenge 2009
Prompt: Day 2 – Tarot Archetype: The Magician
Characters: Hal Jordan/Kyle Rayner, Jenny Scott, Sodam Yat, Arisia
Rating: NC-17
Words: 4,000
Summary: Elseworld. Pirate AU. Kyle has returned to England to dispose of his inherited responsibilities. Fate has other plans for him. Sequel to Pirates of The Emerald Dawn and A Pirate Christmas Story, in which the Green Lantern Corp are 18th century pirates.
Author’s Notes: This is a challenge with prompts based on the archetypes of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. As always, my thanks to JunoMagic, my awesome Beta reader and summoner of Pirate Muses! 😀

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Title: Mirror, Mirror
Author: Aranel Took
Fandom: DC Comics – Green Lantern
Challenge: coldfiredragon’s Summer of Cliché’s Ficathon 2008
Prompt: That’s NOT ME!
Rating: R
Words: 3,030
Summary: Hal is behaving oddly. Kyle is in for a surprise.
Author’s Notes: Yes, that challenge date is correct. 2008! I am finally finishing up some prompts I started a long time ago! A big thanks to my lovely Beta, JunoMagic!

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