|Amy (such_heights) wrote,|
@ 2011-01-02 08:34 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||fannish: on writing|
Paths (Merlin, Nimueh/Morgause)
Whatever You Want (Merlin, Merlin/Arthur)
in a quiet water'd land (Merlin, OT4)
Currents (Doctor Who, Jack/Nine/Rose)
Giving Thanks (Merlin, OT4 gen)
Half-Baked (Torchwood Virtual Season 3)
The Hunt (Torchwood Virtual Season 3)
every story has a start (Doctor Who, Amy gen)
Hypothesis (the you can go home again remix) (SGA, John/Rodney)
a shift in the universe (Doctor Who, Eleven, Rory gen)
The Sound of Silence (Doctor Who, Eleven/Amy/Vincent)
New Directions (A:TLA, Toph, Katara, Suki gen)
Academic Interest (Doctor Who, River/Liz X)
Magical Misfire (Merlin, Gwen/Morgana)
Trust (lay down your burdens) (Merlin, Gwen/Arthur)
Memory and Time (Doctor Who, Ten/Rose/Jack)
Go-Between (Merlin, Arthur/Merlin/Gwen)
What Kind Of Day Has It Been (Harry Potter, Remus/Sirius)
Total number of stories: 18
Total wordcount: ~30,000
Doctor Who: 6
Harry Potter: 1
Avatar: the Last Airbender: 1
Stargate: Atlantis: 1
1 fandom I hadn't written before: Avatar: the Last Airbender
2 collaborations: the Torchwood Virtual Season
3 stories featuring characters with disabilities: Toph, Vincent and Remus.
4 stories primarily about white men: Merlin and Arthur, Eleven and Rory, John and Rodney, Remus and Sirius.
5 sex scenes of varying stripes: Whatever You Want, Currents, The Sound of Silence, Academic Interest, Trust (lay down your burdens)
6 ships I hadn't written before: Doctor/Rose/Jack, Gwen/Arthur, Gwen/Arthur/Merlin, Doctor/Amy/Vincent, Nimueh/Morgause, River/Liz X
7 stories featuring chromatic characters: 5 stories about Guinevere, 1 about Toph, Katara and Suki, 1 about Liz X.
And all but two stories feature female characters in at least supporting roles.
And now some questions from musesfool, arbitrarily edited where I can't be bothered to answer specific questions!
Leitmotif of the year: Threesomes solve everything? :D Also, characters finding ways to connect with each other across boundaries of non-communication or social situation or inhibitions came up a lot, looking back.
My favorite stories this year: The Sound of Silence - I was really happy to write a coda to that episode, because omg so feelings, and I was pleased with how it turned out.
My best story this year: I think the Torchwood Virtual Season is completely fantastic but I can only claim a minimal amount of credit for such a collaborative venture, especially given that I didn't manage to pull my weight properly in either episode I was directly involved in. Out of my solo fic, in a quiet water'd land.
Most popular story: Go-Between got a delightful amount of feedback! I'm so glad other people are on board the Arthur/Merlin/Gwen train.
Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: Honestly, I've felt in such a writing funk all the year that I was hugely grateful for every comment from someone who thought I didn't totally suck.
Most fun story: Giving Thanks - n'aww, dorky boys.
Sexiest story: Academic Interest.
Story with single sexiest moment: Nine reaching out telepathically for Rose and Jack in Currents.
Story with single sweetest moment: I think that Gwen and Morgana being giggly over tentacles in Magical Misfire is pretty adorable.
Hardest story to write: The Hunt, as beesandbrews knows only too well!
Easiest story to write: Go-Between did basically write itself after the episode.
Story that made you cry/saddest story: I had a lot of feelings while writing a shift in the universe. RORRRYYY!
Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: New Directions made me think about Suki a lot more, and how she might feel post-war.
Most telling story: I didn't really get a chance to do more than touch on them, but some of the political and personal themes of What Kind Of Day Has It Been have a lot to do with the last few months in my own life.
Favorite opening line:
The trouble is, Merlin thinks, he probably should have twigged a lot sooner that sleeping with Arthur on any kind of regular basis was going to involve holding his hand and slowly undoing twenty years of Pendragon-style total repression. -- Whatever You Want
Favorite closing line:
Toph sits in the shadow of a firebender-run tea shop in Ba Sing Se, in a time of peace, and the world is full of wonders and she has a family, and there is nothing she can't do, and no cages anywhere. -- New Directions
Favorite line from anywhere:
She can feel the still-drying paint on his fingers tint her skin, like she's his latest work of art. -- The Sound of Silence
every story has a start
What story do you want to have written?
I wish I'd finished a draft of the Merlin AU of self-indulgence that I started for NaNo, but alas, life intervened. I'd also hoped to get a few more Doctor Who and kink_bingo stories written. I also wish I'd managed to write the Legend of the Seeker fic I started for lgbtfest about a transgendered Confessor.
What's next for 2011:
-- More diversity in my writing. I'd like to write more stories about disabled characters and also to write about chromatic men and trans* characters, as I didn't manage either of those this year. Some of the ideas I have are probably better suited to vids but I would like to make things about Broyles and Ellison and the boys in A:TLA, and also to write things about gender identity.
-- Finish the self-indulgent Merlin AU fic.
-- I would like to try for a blackout on my kink_bingo card before next year's round comes up, but we'll see how far I get with that.
-- lgbtfest and Remix and anything else interesting that comes up and gets me writing.
-- More stories about Amy Pond, just because.