I've added some commentary about feedback, my own expectations, etc. when I felt the urge because *points to name of journal* This isn't me whining about feedback, because I think overall I get a lion's share, for which I'm grateful. It's more an inner dialogue typed up, is all.
Angel: The Series, aka: All. About. Connor
Maybe the second most favorite thing I've ever written, and I sweated blood for this. I was so happy to see Connor-fen come out of the woodwork, although I was disappointed in some of my "Connor Homies" staying away, and it made me feel like I wrote OOC or something. Isn't it funny how we want validation on things? (I'm hoping to quit that crap in the new year. Ahem.) At the end of the day, I'm very proud of this and hope it's a good reflection on how I write, what I like to read, and what I love about my fandom. There Is No Happily Ever After: Five Fairytales That Weren't
I love the Connor/Angel/Holtz relationship (no, really?) and wrote a short ficlet: E Nomine Patre I want to have a sequel posted soon.
Which led to me writing some absolute CRACK with Connor and Pyrate Spoike set to Wynken, Blinken, and Nod. I'm broken inside, and you've all been warned. (it was National Talk Like a Pirate Day!)
There was RPS with Jake Gyllenhaal and Vincent Kartheiser. And I want that to be one of my dying images burned forever in my brain, those two bodies. (Um, Jarhead was entertaining. AHEM. Guh.)
Pirates of the Caribbean
And while this may possibly be my most favorite thing I've EVER written of anything, there's only a small group of people willing to trust I wouldn't bore them with Sparrow/Norrington Fish Tale fics. Ah, well. I'm very happy and proud of it, so yay me! You Had A Charming Air, All Cheap And Debonair PG-13, humor and adventure, all chapters linked.
Some fun things EXCEPT NOT: I almost sent the raunchiest (for me) fic I've ever written to my FATHER. Wait, I DID! But he couldn't open it, THANK GOD. It's here. It's sad. It's Sparrow/Norrington Jail Sex "Last Request" and has a "prequel" linked here.
Parody Fic, Humorous Fics, GenFics, Femmeslash, Multifandom (mostly BtVS, a Scrubs, an Office, and three Couplings)
I finished my Silence of the Lambs parody fic with Buffy as Clarice Starling and The Mayor in Hannibal Lecter's role. It had sat as a WIP for almost a year until I finished it. Well, I thought it was funny. Who doesn't like the idea of Quentin Travers doing rhythmic gymnastics and the splits while twirling ribbons in a three piece tweed suit? Or, was it the incredibly weak title? Okay, I give you that much. Silence of the Hams, all chapters linked. Also, there are a LOT OF FANDOM INSIDE JOKES of the wank variety contained. Heh.
I thought I wrote these a few years back, but it was almost a year ago. Coupling UK fics, which there is a sad lack of in the world.
It's All Very Confusing But Quite Familiar, a Jeff POV that takes place leading up the infamous Infertility Clinic scene in Season 3. Slash, and humorous.
The Power of Words, a Steve POV about how they're ALWAYS in bed together on the show. Haha. Slashy and humorous. I wrote another one that wasn't slash, but about Steve and Jeff's relationship called Breasts, Wardrobes and Best Mates.
entrenous88 had a Scottish Ficathon, and I got to write about Andrew and Jonathan AND Sean Connery AND Ewan McGregor, so there's nothing but joy there for me. What I Did On My Summer Vacation, by Andrew Wells Both chapters linked under the cut. PG and humorous (Uh, I'm seeing a trend there.) I wrote another Andrew fic with Xander (I Have A Bad Feeling About This) for the lynnevitational that the person never replied to. Does that mean it sucks? *shrugs* It's in script format, which I prefer, but I think most of you don't. Oh well. It's a nice little fic with good geek references, imo.
*cough* A series of fics from prompts including a Yoda/Chewie NC-17 drabble for [Bad username: tkp>, a <a href=]Will Ferrell love story</a> between him and his fresh, hot cookie. Aw yeah. Hahahahaha. (I can seriously see that last one as an SNL short film. And then I would die happy.)
I'm waiting to hear back from McSweeny's about them publishing my Easter Song Parody for the upcoming Easter season. Natch. Set to "Thriller," "EASTER!" Whatever, I LOVE THIS SONG. Hahaha. (it helps if you're listening to the song, btw. NOTE: they have a slightly different version, but I won't reprint it until I hear back.)
marlo asked me to write a Spike/Faith fic, and after re-tooling it, I'm much happier with it. NC-17, Something That Never Happened In The Summers' Basement I also re-tooled a Fred/Faith fic with the help of dodyskin and I like how that one turned out, as well. Untitled Doctor-Kink Femmeslash, NC-17
Apparently I wrote a lot of silly fic. This was one that I wrote in my head on a run and stopped and held a tree to laugh. That must have been fun for the drivers passing the crazy tree-hugger. Spike Vs. Chuck Norris.
I tried my hand at a couple of new fandoms, met with resounding MEH from said fandoms. But I thought they turned out fine for first fics, personally. "Another Prank At Dundler Mifflin," an Office genfic, and "My Observed Holiday" for the Scrubs fandom, and the sitcomathon ficathon that turned out some SERIOUSLY great fic. (and was the first time I've had the requester comment, although the hosts of the ficathon didn't so... score? Is that normal? Should I take something away from that? Well, I am.)
I've got a WIP that I don't know how to finish that I started for the Gud Summryies Ficafunathingathon. "I Gave My Heart To Jesus, But I Left My Soul For You." I seriously had a blast writing that, but the well dried up. Maybe I'll try and hit that this month. I hate having a WIP.
Meta, Rants, Random Meme-type Posts
I had two rants that got out of control re: comments, and in one case, with nutjobs. One on expecting excellence in writers - as in do your best. Why that's a hard concept.... and the other on the homophobic letter I got from a garden company. I also wrote the "Jossverse Fandom Kerfuffles In A Nutshell."
I did those "My..." memes. One for Principal Snyder and Mayor Richard Wilkins, III. Those are fun.
I did a few movie reviews, but watching The DaVinci Code with cherusha in NYC and howling with laughter is a HIGHLIGHT of my life. Seriously? Was anyone like... on the edge of their seat and didn't see the end coming? SERIOUSLY?? *boggles*
I tried my hand at some meta of the religious vein involving Connor, Angel, and Holtz from AtS. I could talk about this stuff all day, for real.
And now for something completely different, because I have had three days of Metal, and I'm loving it. Anyone out there watching/watched Metalocalypse? It's possibly the best animated show about a fictitious heavy metal band (Dethklok) that is also the 12 largest economy in the world. Because it's the only one. GOOD LORD I love this funny funny show. My husband got the first season as an X-mas present from me, so we've been rewatching the series. And I may or may not be writing Skwisgaard Skwisgelf/Toki Wartooth fic. I am BELLY LAUGHING as I type that. My favorite is Skwisgaard, the Fastest Fingers in Metal. His catch phrase is how everything is dildos. Ahahahahaha. If anyone needs help getting episodes, lemme know. I'll totally hook you up. 20 episodes, EVERY ONE A GEM. Even if you aren't a fan of metal, YOU WILL BE AFTER WATCHING. Heeee! (say the following in a Swedish accent) "All the others panties waste musics is dildos. Pfft." Gah, SO. FUNNY. (And the music is AWESOME. No, really. It's all the big names in music and they are SO GOOD, and funny. Like the song Mermaid-er. About Mermaid Murder. Because it's BRUTAL. [/metal voice])
And today the In-Laws are coming over to eat steak and black eyed peas (for luck in the new year, for those not familiar with the custom) and I'm keeping my ballcap on. I am not interested in getting gussied - it's all about chilling out at my end. *stretches legs* HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!