Jan. 1st, 2014

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 Don't know how many of these I'm going to have a chance to do, but taking advantage of my day off to at least do the first day! 

Day One

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

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Or, What Suzanne Did With Herself Those Two Months She Was Unemployed. This was my magnum opus of summer 2012, and remains the longest story I've ever completed. In some ways it's extremely self-indulgent (a crossover fic featuring two badass ladies sparring plus a whopping dollop of Bruce Banner angst aaaw yeah), and in other ways it was an active attempt on my part to work on aspects of writing that, at the time, were difficult for me (heavy dialogue, action scenes, sustaining a full plot arc over something that turned out to be novella-length). There are things about it that now make me wince (pretty much all the dialogue I wrote for Tony, and a lot of Lin's internal monologuing), but it's solid, and I remain proud of the structure even if some of the minor details are lacking. Also: LIN BEIFONG JOINS THE AVENGERS remains one of the best ideas I've ever had, no matter how the execution played out :P. 

Put All Your Words Away (Incredible Hulk/Avengers AU)

Brooke Banner's childhood, from the perspective of her aunt.

This is a fic that is so AU I could very easily change just a few tiny details and make it my own original fiction. Which I still might do, someday. I'd written a lot of genderswapped Avengers fic before this, and my pre-occupation with a female Bruce Banner led me to think way too much about her backstory, which then led to the full development of Banner's aunt, Jen Robertson, and everything sort of spiraled from there. Not a lot of people read it, I'm guessing because it was so AU, but it's really important to me both in terms of the development of these characters and in terms of proving to myself that I could write about people who didn't have superpowers :P. Also I'm just really in love with both of these characters. Especially Jen.

A Mother's Gift (Lord of the Rings)

Ivorwen and Gilraen contemplate the nature of foresight.

I got back into LOTR fandom at the end of this summer after a loooong hiatus, almost by chance. I actually don't remember now which came first--seeing Fellowship in theaters again (thank you, MOMA), or if I'd already started working on some fic as a way to procrastinate editing my theater history article. Regardless, the two sort of conflated, and I spent all of August trying to resurrect an Aragorn-centric WIP that I'd begun and then abandoned well over two years ago. It's still not finished and now may never be (unless I can find the inspiration/energy to gut it from the inside out), but I still wanted to be writing Dúnedain stories, and September's Teitho prompt lit the perfect spark. The women of the Dúnedain have captivated me from the beginning, and Ivorwen and Gilraen have long fulfilled that maddening position of "favorite characters and there is so little fic about them." So I went and wrote some myself! This was a hard labor of love and no small amount of "l;aksjdfkljsadf I'm basically a newbie all over again help," but it's one I think I'm going to be proud of for a long time to come.  

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