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Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 5

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Day 5’s challenge is to talk about a creator.

The Bondar-Foehammer Aerosteam Company is the creator of my awesome Second Life airship, the Aer Viator.

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January 5, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 4

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Day 4’s challenge is to comment to someone you haven’t ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you’ve interacted with and friend/follow them. Which got me to take the time to get caught up on A Bed of Thorns and leave a comment (I’d only left a kudo before). I think a good resolution for 2014 will be to comment more.

January 5, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 3

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Day 3’s challenge is to post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

#1. The first fic I have to rec is Juno’s Resilience of Hope, because this is the fic that really inspired me to write again. It’s a Kirk/Spock Star Trek fic, epic in length and still a WIP. Juno had invited her friends to contribute a self-insert secondary/background character to use in the fic. So I gave her Len Amell (borrowing elements of my Second Life persona) and insisted that I must be Scotty’s girlfriend (I’ve had a crush on Scotty for a very long time 😀 ). But apparently Len wasn’t content to be a minor background character and I ended up writing a backstory of how she came to be on the Enterprise and now I’m writing a chapter-by-chapter tie-in to Juno’s story, from Len’s POV. It’s a very rich, detailed universe here, so it was easy to fit Len into it on my side. There are many other fantastic secondary characters in the story (it’s the treatment of secondary characters that really wins me over to a story) besides the development of the main characters. Plus, there are lots of awesome crossovers to other fandoms and many Easter Eggs. Hee!

#2. An Unexpected Victorian Holiday, by Kelkat9. This is a Doctor Who TenII/Rose (and Jackie) fic, where they discover the Doctor was over a century off when he dropped them back in Pete’s World. Really wonderful writing, awesome details of Victorian life, lots of fun to read (I’ve read it twice.) And there is a sequel, Propriety, Murder and Time Travel.

#3. A Bed of Thorns, by Nym. This is a Once Upon a Time Belle/Rumpelstiltskin fic. More wonderful writing, so much detail. Fabulous secondary characters (Wren!). It’s a very long story (currently at 112 chapters) but worth every word. Sadly I’ve fallen behind on reading, because writing Trek has taken over my brain, but this is the first story that’s going to get opened when I’m able to read fics again.

January 3, 2014   No Comments

What have I done?

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.

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January 2, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 2

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Day 2’s challenge is to promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

#1. Archive of Our Own (AO3) has become my favorite place to read and post fics lately. It’s easy to use, has a good search filter, and a nice commenting/kudos system. I’m sure lots of people are reccing this, but I think it deserves lots of praise, they really have done a fantastic job.

#2. A Teaspoon and an Open Mind is a Doctor Who fic archive and my favorite place to find Who fic. Tons of great stories there across all eras, plus Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures.

#3. Second Life. It’s not just sex clubs and Gorean slaves. 😉 Second Life has lots of fandom-type stuff, in the form of roleplay and themed sims (sims are the base land areas in SL, and sims can be connected to form continents). I “live” on a Victorian steampunk-themed continent, and also hang out on a fantasy sim. You can find roleplay or themed sims based on settings like Tolkien, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lovecraft, etc., plus original settings in fantasy, sci-fi, historical, steampunk, urban fantasy, pirates, Old West, furry, vampires, etc. Second Life depends on creators: just about everything you see or can buy in SL was made by a fellow member, and SL allows you to create things easily inworld. I even built my house myself (a replica of the Torchwood House from the werewolf episode of Doctor Who 😀 ). If anyone on my friends list wants to try out SL, leave a comment, PM me, or send an email, and we can arrange to meet inworld. I’ll give you a tour and help you find whatever you’re interested in!

January 2, 2014   No Comments

Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 1

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Day 1 is to rec three of your own works.

#1. Hope for Tomorrow (website|AO3) is my Star Trek fic, which is the backstory for a second story, Lower Decks (website|AO3). These are tie-ins to JunoMagic’s Kirk/Spock story, Resilience of Hope. The stories are Scotty/shameless Mary Sue self-insert OFC. Hope for Tomorrow is Len Amell’s backstory and Lower Decks is a chapter-by-chapter alternate POV to Juno’s story. I’m having so much fun writing this with Juno–it’s been way too long since I’ve been able to have fun with writing like this.

#2. Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts is a  drabble I wrote from the POV of Green Lantern Dkrtzy RRR (a sentient mathematical progression). The drabble is written in the form of a Fibonacci Sequence (first line is 1 word, second is 1 word, third is 3 words, fourth is 5 words, etc.). I love the “odd” GLs (Dkrtzy RRR, Leezle Pon, Mogo), and the added limitations on the drabble were a fun challenge.

#3. From Buckland With Love is the first short story I wrote for my Epic Hobbit Soap Opera. It features Ivy’s younger brother, Theo, in a sort of hobbit spy caper. I adore Theo, he quickly became one of my favorite characters, and this was a blast to write. This story never got much love, which disappointed me, so I’m reccing it.

January 1, 2014   No Comments

Still Alive

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:

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January 1, 2014   No Comments

2010 MEFAs – Honorable Mention!

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”! 😀

December 20, 2010   No Comments

MEFA Results!

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!

January 3, 2010   No Comments

2009 Fic Roundup!

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. 😀
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January 1, 2010   No Comments