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I currently have 60 works archived at the AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 60 (the first thing I posted there), and I’ll tell you three things I currently like about it.

Lots of collabs and Dresden Files ahoy.

I reserve the right not to talk about the D/s universe stuff, which was written more as a reaction than as actual fiction.
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Since I tend to write a lot of my stories with [personal profile] binz, I haven't always written the first line of them. Unfortunately if I don't count those ones, I don't have 21 first lines, I'm pretty sure.

So here you go: (S) is me, (B) is her, and (S,B) means one of us wrote it and one of us tweaked it later.

Commence Shake Down )

From this we conclude- )
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Everyone else was doing it?

I spent St. Patrick's day eating the leftovers of St. Patrick's day eve dinner. I have not exercised, I am still consuming food at a rate best described as 'mowing', and here is a meme.

You pick a number, I answer. Specify fandom if you want for any of the questions.

1. Which is your favorite of the fics you’ve written for X fandom?

2. Favorite piece overall?

3. Which was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?

4. Which has the most “you” in it, however you’d define that?

5. What is an image/set of images that you’re particularly proud of?

6. Idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?

7. Least favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

9. Favorite character to write?

10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you’ve written

11. If I’m showing off just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?

12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?

13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don’t actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)

14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms (like be hired by showrunner to do an episode)? Which one?

15. Does font matter to you when you’re writing a draft?

16. 3 favorite comments ever received on fanfic.

17. Any mean comments? How’d you deal with it? Who laid the smackdown?

18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be?

19. Do you make up scenes at work/on the bus/at the gym? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?

20. Go nuts, and talk about writing. Or write me a little ficlet-whatsit using a character/image/line I shall now specify
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From [personal profile] gehayi

Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any story I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
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Ask me about a character I write and I will give you my headcanon for them

This goes for anyone I've RPed, as well.
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If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.
— Alfred Hitchcock

When I write a story, what do you immediately look for?

(Because apparently I have tells?)
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The meme has it that the BBC put together a list of 100 'best books' (by popular vote) and assert that most people will only have read six of them. ...which strains the belief, because they put the first three Harry Potter books separately. Admittedly, I'm going off the 2004 list, which isn't the same as the one I've seen floating around, but the Beeb might have thought to adjust their numbers up based on the number of these classically assigned as school reading. My tally comes up at 7 I read for school (of 36 total, but I'm not the wide reader I always thought I'd be in my starry eyed youth.

For my purposes, if I've read the book, I'll enclose it in a STRONG tag, and if I've half read it, I'll EMPHASIZE it. Spoiler: none of these are half read. If I had the list floating around with the bible on it, things would be different, but. Furthermore, anything I had to read for school whether I liked it or not gets an asterisk (*) and anything I still adore and reread today gets an adorable heart character (♥). And the obligatory commentary.

Books and thoughts under cut. )

Of thirty-six read, I really only loved twelve of these. Several I loathe with a passion or go fetal at the thought of rereading. Others just didn't leave an impression. Do I just have poor taste?

And why are so many children's classics missing? Dahl is great and I don't begrudge him his spot, but where's Dodie Smith's '101 Dalmations', misogynistic and racist little tale that it was. Where's 'The Wizard of Oz'? Aren't we feeding the youth mind-bending, mean-spirited fiction anymore? And 'Count of Monte Christo' but no 'Three Musketeers?' (Mind you I much prefer the Count to the Musketeers but as far as Dumas' work goes the one is much in depth than the other, and Pimpernel didn't even make the LIST of classic pulp, what is this?) It's a world gone mad, folks.


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