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12 January 2009 @ 06:48 pm
Last year's writing  

Since I can do nothing but sort out my stuff these days, I shall now bring order to the fics I wrote last year.

(from miss_morland)

1. First fic
Theatre of War (AD/GG), posted on February 5. I'd been thinking about it since November 2007, in fact, but it took a long time to get out.

2. Last fic
Two snow-themed drabbles (R/S - 'Tranquility', AD/GG - 'Forever and Never'), posted November 22.

3. Kinkiest fic
Eh, I don't know. Clearly I should write more kink this year. XD

4. Fic that was the most fun to write
Probably The Absolute Almost (Nurmengard!Gellert, written in April). I experimented with a previously untried style, and it worked surprisingly well despite the insanity of it all. I practically wrote that story in one sitting, listening to 30 Seconds to Mars. It was like being drunk. (And then I lost my faith in it and had to have it reinforced from the outside before I actually posted, but that's another matter.)

5. Fic that was the most challenging to write
That would be a tie between Theatre of War and Those Faded Old Glimmers (AD/GG, posted in June). Completely different premises, but both were difficult yet enjoyable to write. Both also took me long enough.

6. Best fic written as a gift or for an exchange
Definitely Finality (Remus/Sirius, posted in September) for seilf_emit. I barely made the deadline, but it was worth it!

7. Most well-received fic
Those Faded Old Glimmers, I'd say. The shorter fics usually got a fair amount of attention too (some have even been translated!), but this one seemed to be a favourite. (That one post in grindeldore got me three new friends if I remember right.) Or maybe it's just that I'd been working on it for so long and was glad the feedback wasn't a disappointment.

8. Most overlooked fic
Paradoxically, Theatre of War. Initially the only responses came from my f-list as though there were no other readers anywhere. Comments from others didn't appear until a while later for whatever reason.

9. Fic that came with the best bunny
The drabbles and ficlets are basically plotbunnies come true (I get them done quickly and barely change anything from my original idea, as opposed to the more substantial stories that have time to evolve). I should maybe name With and Against (AD/GG, posted in February), which pretty much jumped me and demanded I write it then and there. As the inspiration for it must have been something that carried over from Theatre of War, I've been thinking of it as a companion piece.

10. Personal favourite of the year
Those Faded Old Glimmers, no contest. Best inspiration, best timing, best context. All the same, I am happy with every fic I manage to complete (this is especially true about Theatre of War since it was the first longer fic I'd written after a period of unproductivity aside from several drabbles and I was damn pleased with it).

11. Fic/idea/fest/pairing you're most excited about for 2009
It's pathetic, but I haven't come up with any new ideas lately. I'd be glad if I managed to finish the stories I've had lying about for over a year (at least three long R/S fics, for example). Yeah, that would be neat.

As a bit of added self-promotion, here's a link to all my fics. I managed to write quite a lot last year, at least by my standards, and it doesn't nearly fit in a meme based on specific questions.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: 'Ghost Love Score' - Nightwish
remecielremeciel on January 12th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Self-promotion is always good. *nods wisely*

'd be glad if I managed to finish the stories I've had lying about for over a year (at least three long R/S fics, for example
Three. Long. RS fics...? give us some extracts, please? I'd die to read what you've written so far.
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius1 (by wild_huntress)oudeteron on January 12th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, who's going to do it for you? XD

The problem is, I haven't worked on any of them for AT LEAST a year. I'm afraid to start now because I might just read it and hate my style in them... But at the same time, I still want to finish them. It's a dilemma. *facepalm*
remecielremeciel on January 14th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
Very true. ;)

Too bad - I would have like to read some extracts. Still I do understand you: when looking back at old drawings or illustrations I made, I have to physically restrain myself not to delete them all and for good.
See you later, instigator: Vergil - Piece of shit!oudeteron on January 14th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)

I'm going to try to finish them, just not sure when. Maybe we should just redo some of our old stuff from scratch and be done with it! XD
remecielremeciel on January 14th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
Actually... I'm redoing right now some old stuff I came upon with... since I didn't want to illustrate anything new for a brand new website I' planning to create with original drawings. Photoshop CS3 helps me a lot on this matter. XD
See you later, instigator: hide - Psychooudeteron on January 14th, 2009 11:36 am (UTC)
Interesting... I hope you manage to balance the old stuff and the new/original drawings. Good thing you can use Photoshop unlike me. XD
remecielremeciel on January 14th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
The final result is quite correct, I think. Interesting enough to be uploaded, I guess.
We artists are too lucky. XD
Still... you're getting more and more curious about what you wrote. It's been such a while since I last read a RS fic from you. :)
See you later, instigator: Toshioudeteron on January 14th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Heh, it's awesome that you can finish something and just upload. No better way to get it off one's chest. XD

I got more interested in AD/GG last year, but I don't think I'd actually abandon R/S. Just need to revive the old stuff somehow...
remecielremeciel on January 14th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC)
I couldn't have said it better. Maybe I did draw better because I knew this time was precious and couldn't waste it at all. :)

*clings to you* just don't leave me alone loving RS in my flist. XD
See you later, instigator: Remus/Sirius1 (by wild_huntress)oudeteron on January 14th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
Better than my attitude - when I have a lot of time, I just tend to get lazy.

Hey, they still have a bigger fanbase than Albus and Gellert! No way you'd be the only one who still likes them. XD
remecielremeciel on January 15th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
*g* happens a lot with me too. It's just that I felt like drawing yesterday morning. :)

Dunno. Less and less people seem interested in RS. Ah well. *g*
See you later, instigator: Caution Sparta (by: SOURCE WANTED)oudeteron on January 15th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
Cool! Will we get to see the result? /obnoxious

Even if that's the case, the community is still fairly active. Grindeldore seems to be having the same problem, but since the number was smaller to begin with...
remecielremeciel on January 16th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thank god you reminded me of it. I completely forgot I wanted to post them on my Lj.

I haven't seen many posts around as for Grindeldore, indeed... :/
See you later, instigator: Bad Education2oudeteron on January 16th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Glad to be of service. XD

Yeah, it's pretty sad how quickly many people's interest disappeared...
Melmo: Torresmustntgetmy on January 13th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
Ooh, long R/S fics! It's hard to get to stuff that you have had in your head for awhile, especially with school but I hope we eventually get to see these!

*Goes to re-read the snow drabbles*
See you later, instigator: DMC - Jackpot!oudeteron on January 13th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
I hope so too, actually! It's just that they're so long it's easy to lose motivation. But I would like to finish at least that fic I first worked on in August 2007... *facepalm*

Melmo: Aang Katara Sokkamustntgetmy on January 14th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
I can definitely understand that. Well, there's always the summertime to work on it. And you can try to finish it by the two year anniversary!

I certainly did!
See you later, instigator: CuteYoshioudeteron on January 14th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
Heh, I already thought I'd finish it by the one year anniversary, so I don't know. XD But I shall try!

Then that's great.
Melmo: Hookmustntgetmy on January 15th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
Best of luck!

See you later, instigator: Fry & Laurie - Titleoudeteron on January 15th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)