As always, my previous exchange letters are filed under my dear author tag, recs are at AO3 or pinboard and pretty much anything there in terms of preference or even story ideas for other fandoms is fair game if you're looking for inspiration.
( Colditz (2005); BBC Historical Farm RPF; Tennis RPF; Enlisted (TV) )
I'd written three stories once before, when I wrote two stories for my recipient and then a treat for Elyn in one of those fandoms, but that was waaaaay back in 2009.
( Breakfast Club, Breakfast Club, Vikings )
I threw a lot of words at a lot of things that I didn't post this year - a story or two for SS*BB; the aforementioned abandoned Yuletide fic attempts; an American Idiot fork-in-the-road AU that I don't think there's anyone left in the fandom to read; a few Arthur/Eames story ideas. I'm not sure that it was more unpublished words than any other year, but it was spread across fewer files. I didn't have a fandom that lead to thirty different plot bunnies.
AO3 word count for the year: 10244
Two (of three) ficlets for AELDWS, an attempt at stop-drop-howl that stopped and dropped before the porn, and three yuletide fics. Not my lowest count year - that was 2011, which was a giant pile of work-related stress.
I now have 74 works on AO3, and I think #75 is going to be the scenes from the proto-Smokin' Aces fic that I am still so excited that someone else wrote. *\o/* ponderosa *\o/*
snowflake_challenge Day 1:
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.
( Justified, Teen Wolf, American Idiot )
( general things )
( Colditz (2005), Enlisted (TV), Tennis RPF, The State Within, Would I Lie To You? RPF, Manhattan (TV) )
when necessary, use words (7316 words) by healingmirth
Fandom: Lewis (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Hathaway/Robert Lewis, Robert Lewis/Original Male Character
Characters: Robert Lewis, James Hathaway, Laura Hobson, Jean Innocent, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: canon-typical offscreen character death
A case, a distinguished gentleman, an experiment, a misunderstanding, and some avoidance. A few bumps in the road are to be expected, especially when the journey is a surprise.
( mumbling about it )
I also totally came out of canon review with a new random ship - Hathaway and Phillip "working class lout from the north of England" Beaumont from The Quality of Mercy (the one with the murder in the student company producing The Merchant of Venice). Because he gets all the best lines, like "The name might not mean much to you now, but give it time: it'll mean even less," and to whom Hathaway asked, "I know it sounds like a silly question, but do you actually like anybody in Oxford?"
Also, my cat has the hiccups.
So I made it from T back around through H before reveals, but not even because I bookmarked most of the longer fic to come back to, like Annum Novum" and some other stuff that seems really promising.
I sort of want to read more, or do some 2013 meme, or just do the general AO3 meme because I haven't yet, but the. there's snowflake_challenge and some fandom-stocking stuff I still hope to write. And all the stuff that I didn't have time to sort before I had people over last night, so I piled it up and stashed it behind things...
Happy New Year!
I went to rewatch the University of Rochester Yellowjackets video for 'You Belong to Me' because there's fic again this year. (And I've just noticed in looking it at that the description labels it as a parody instead of a cover. fine, whatever.) BUT! My point in posting that was that I hadn't connected that song to their appearance on The Sing Off last season. They were the ones who kept talking about their trip to Kenya and did Wavin' Flag and Wannabe and Lupe Fiasco's The Show Goes On
And somewhere in that brief youtube binge I actually watched a whole ad for Divergent, which is the scene where (presumably) Love Interest talks about his tattoo, how he wants to be All The Archetypes or whatever (brave and smart and...something, and something else and kind?). And I was thinking that I sort of wished it was a lady delivering that speech, but not if it meant sacrificing a female lead. So, I'll be here for all the genderswap AUs of that movie, I guess.
And now, recs! I feel like I'm reading realllllly slowly this year. Started in the T's yesterday and wrapped back to A, and I've got Breakfast Club fic opened to read when I get home later.
( Vikings, Wilby Wonderful, Body (movie concept) )
Caffeine and Unpaid Overtime (19335 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff
Relationships: Alexios Flavius Aquila/Hilarion, Alexios Flavius Aquila/Cunorix
Characters: Alexios Flavius Aquila, Hilarion (Frontier Wolf), Cunorix (Frontier Wolf), Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medical, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, First Time, First Kiss, First Meetings, Slow Burn, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Fluff and Angst, Tea, Doctors & Physicians, Paperwork
“Um,” Alex tried to regain his power of speech. “Are you Hilary?”
“Dr Aquila, I presume,” the young man answered, and leant back against the doorframe, arms folded, regarding Alex appraisingly. “So you do exist after all. I was starting to fear the personnel department was in the grip of a delusion and our rota a tissue of deceit.”
After an incident, Dr Alex Aquila is relocated to an obscure ward in a tiny hospital in the north of England. There are too many patients, too much paperwork and his SHO Hilary is impossible to work with. But at least surgical trainee Connor has shown him some friendliness. With a life to rebuild, and many challenges ahead, can Alex figure out who he is and what he really needs?
You guys! I always say I like AUs and crossovers, and all that, and whooooo boy is this an AU, so I'm sure it's probably not for everyone who loves Frontier Wolf for Frontier Wolf's sake, but it's such a solid story, I hope it'll pick up fans from elsewhere. It also makes me want all the Take Your Fandom to Work Day stories ever.
I don't think I've ever seen anyone cast Alexios (Alex, here) but either Paul Bettany or Laurence Fox would make an excellent Hilarion (Hilary). I'm mostly in the fandom for Hilarion, if I'm honest, but I love a good Alexios, and this is a good Alexios, making the best out of a bad situation, doing the right thing, trying to bring order to perceived chaos and then realizing that some of the chaos is actually character.
Nothing In This World (3495 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Relationships: Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Revelations, Love, Fluff and Angst, Requited Love, Locker Room, Friends to Lovers
Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle. Particularly with Rafa. Rafa, who used to look at him like he hung the stars in the sky.
After losing to Rafa at the World Tour Finals in 2013, Roger doesn't particularly want him in his locker room. But Rafa seems to have something on his mind.
This one depends a quite bit more on knowing the canon, as it were, but it's so lovely and full of feeling, and it's so rich with detail. Like, several hours later, out of nowhere, things keep coming back to me. And I definitely dreamed, in my nap, that Rafa messed up one of his routines and lost a match in absolutely mortifying fashion, and I might need to go back and read this again and possibly read All the Other Things where Rafa finds love, to get the (wholly imaginary!) dejected look on his ridiculous face out of my head.
( more excellent Tennis RPF )