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2010

Fandoms written in - Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel the Series, and their continuing canons, Torchwood, West Wing, Dollhouse:

Segue (ADULT, Xander/Dawn)

Your Life, Forever (ADULT, Captain Jack Harkness, The Doctor)

Sin Again (ADULT, Spike/Dawn/Xander)

The Body Electric (ADULT, Spike/Drusilla, Drusilla/Angelus)

Season Two Rewatch Drabbles (TEEN, Spike, Drusilla, Angel)

Improvising Atonement (ADULT WIP, Spike/Xander)

Weaponology (ADULT, Faith/Object)

Ashes to Ashes (ADULT WIP, Spike/Xander)

Moving On (The Everything Old is New Again Remix) (ADULT, Angel-centric)

Still Moving (ADULT, Angel)

Bluffing (TEEN, Spike)

Lamentations (TEEN, Henry VII & Anne Boleyn)

At Any Price (ADULT, Adelle/Topher)

Dwelling in Two Bodies (TEEN, Spike and Angel)

Intermezzo (The Poetry of Reality Remix) (TEEN, Darla, Spike)

Late Night (TEEN, Josh & Donna)

Six Words (TEEN, Spike)



Overall Thoughts

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?


Once again, I wrote more than I thought I had. I think the problem is that I don't write in December, because it's mostly all holiday 'fests and prompts and I'm not into that, so I forget all the writing I did the rest of the year and sink into this existential "OMG I never write anymore" flail.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January?

I'm always amazed when I write in a non-Joss fandom - something that happened a whole 3 times in 2010.


What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?

Six Words - I am not known for brevity and getting such a pithy bit of work out was ROUGH. But I kind of love it for that alone.


Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

Remix is always a risk, one I doubled by going out for Remix Duello. The head to head writer's choice format of Remix Duello didn't scare me, but picking a story for someone to remix did. Not necessarily because of any preciousness on my part about "my art" or whatever, but because so much of my work is written around my kinks (sexual and emotional) that I'm almost hesitant to inflict it on someone else. I like the original remix because the remix writer can choose what particular minefield of mine they want to walk through - Duello put all that back on me and it was the most stressful part of the whole process.



From my past year of writing, what was:

My best story of this year:

Dwelling in Two Bodies - the ficlet format is working for me, particularly as regards the comics canon and I think this story really hit all the high notes.


My most popular story of this year:

Your Life, Forever received a ton of recs towards the end of the year - a bit to my amazement. I loved this story because I needed to get some closure on CoE and I felt like the Who episode wasn't working for me - it was a quick fly-by with no real depth into the character. So I just expanded the scene. I never expected to get such a positive response, but I'm immensely pleased!


Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion:

Late Night. From what I understand, the West Wing fandom dissolved shortly after the show ended (unlike my brave little Buffy fandom, which keeps chug-chug-chugging along. Go us!) and I just haven't found a nexus of fans that are still producing and reading fic. Since I'm mostly Joss-centric, I wasn't surprised at the muted response to this story. It's pretty far away from Sunnydale and the concerns of Slayers.

Most fun story to write:

The Body Electric. There was research and Youtube vids and everything. Plus I loved the challenge of writing a kink story that didn't really focus on a sexual act.

Story with the single sexiest moment:

At Any Price. That story was pure kinked out dirty. I love the idea of Adelle/Topher and I still can't believe there isn't a whole section of fandom dedicated to their fucked up dynamic. Plus, it's one that (again) caters to a few my own nearest and dearest SSC kinks, both sexually and emotionally.

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:

Sin Again. No question. That story is wrong with a capital R.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:

Segue. I got so many positive compliments on this story and it was a positive experience for me as well. Like a lot of fans, I'm not exactly pro on the comics Xander/Dawn 'ship. It's not one I would have ever written without the comics but I ended up seeing it work in a weird way and overcoming your own objections (and those of your fellow fans) is kinda cool.


Hardest story to write:

Intermezzo (The Poetry of Reality Remix) - AUs are a tricky proposition for me. I've written them and enjoyed it, but they can make me really uncomfortable - particularly those that get far from canon characterization. The original story was written with Darla being chipped instead of Spike and falling in love with Tara - it was almost a bridge too far and I struggled to find some common ground with my remixee in order to give their work the awesome remix it deserved. Hopefully I succeeded, but I will admit that the trip there was rough.


Biggest Disappointment(s):

Lamentations - The story I wrote and posted was not the one I intended to write. I fell asleep before I got the thing out on paper and this story was what was left over when I woke up. I'm still not happy about it and it shows.

I'm still waiting for fandom to come with me into comics canon. There have been a few 'fests and prompties that I felt excluded from based on the definition of canon as ending when the shows ended. I know big sections of fandom aren't down with the comics or the storylines, but I keep hoping they'll still come play.


Biggest Surprise:

I actually worked on both Improvising Atonement and Ashes to Ashes this year. When I started making this list, I took them out but a quick flip through my archives showed that I posted one chapter of each of them this year. Holy flurking snit!

Icons - I made a ton of them this year and I have no idea why.


Most Unintentionally Telling Story:

I think most of my stories are tells in one way or another. I really do incorporate my own kinks and issues into my work, in ways I'm not always comfortable with.

Again, my titles are the real tell. I'm trying to get out of the ditch and it shows in this year's titles: Segue, Moving On, Still Moving, Your Life, Forever...it's all me, working hard to move forward. And my grief is still there: Lamentations, Dwelling in Two Bodies.

Happy New Year to everyone! And here's to all of us in the year to come!
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