For the Fandom Snowflake Challenge
, because obviously I am not some kind of self-pimping whore, not at all.
I'm supposed to rec three of my fanworks, but how can I do that? Limited to just three? All my babies are precious! *g*
So OK, I will rec three Aubreyad fics and three Sherlock fics :DMaster and Commander
The first fanfic I ever wrote :-) Unbeta'd - had no beta at them time, being a complete lurker when I wrote it. Although it could certainly stand improvement, I think it still holds up pretty well. As I had been immersed in the series for years at the time, I think I captured their voices as well as I ever have.
2. The Crack House
As in Transactions
, what I dislike the most is the title :P I suck at titles. The first thing I participate in in fandom was the 2010 "Anything Goes" fic meme on perfect_duet. I wrote a bunch of fills, as did other folks, but there were still many leftover. I love a challenge, so I set about writing one fic that would fill them all. Faced with an entirely blank slate, complete freedom, I freeze up, unable to think of anything at all to write. The more the field is narrowed, the more restrictions, the easier for me to find the way to navigate a course to fit *g*
I am still proud of this work, not just because I did it at all, but because I think there are lots of fun sections in it. However, the reception was not so warm. I figured out that prompters really wanted one fic to satisfy their one prompt, not a massive collection of crack that just touched on their subject :( Also, for some reason folks found it difficult to follow a fic that incorporated three AUs and 7 crossovers.
So the link above takes you to AO3, where I started re-posting it by chapter WITH EXPLANATIONS! So you can follow along at home :-) I never finished this project, but if people are interested, let me know and I can do so easily. The first chapters are most confusing and they are up - you can always read the rest back at the meme, which is linked.
3. Post Orgy
Identifying the third fic is really hard, because here I want to list like half a dozen, at least. But since The Crack House is a monster, I thought I'd include a really short almost-drabble. Typically I have a lot of trouble being concise. Still probably the best thing I've ever written *g*Sherlock Fandom
Written for thegameison_sh. All those fics were hard for me to write, due to the word limit. But they did inspire me to write quite a bit. However, none were particularly well-received (the game did very poorly in inspiring feedback, unfortunately). I am spoilt in Aubreyad fandom, because anyone who writes is guaranteed relatively high rate of feedback in our small fandom, whereas in Sherlock there is simply so so much fic it is hard to get an audience. Unless you are an awesome writer of fluffy smut. Which I am not. I can't get Sherlock to swing that way. Sherlock + fluff just doesn't make sense in my mind ;-) The closest I came was A Day. But still no smut.
Back to Triptych - it incorporates a favourite pastime of mine, musing on the philosophical concept of time, using the medium of the poetry of T.S. Eliot, who addressed the topic in his Four Quartets
2. Entries of the Blog of Dr John H Watson
I have linked to the third chapter, which was also written for thegameison_sh. I really should have posted these as three separate fics, linked in a series. Ah well, early days in AO3. People have said I do a good John voice. Writing his blog is fun, and feels like the best way to update from the ACD canon.
3. Poetry Filks
I should have posted these poems each as a separate chapter, because I'd really like to draw your attention to the last one, which is a filk of Eliot's "The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock". I think by that time people's eyes have glazed over. But (no modesty here, sorry!) for a filk I still think it was really well done. It makes perfect sense in a Sherlock way. The original is about Prufrock's - the ordinary man's - insecurity: in himself, his love, his life. But Sherlock doesn't have any of that - he is all arrogance. So the meaning is twisted, and expressions substituted, but it still works amazingly well. Because Sherlock is genius, but still oblivious to some of the crucial aspects of life for most people. Like love ;-) And so much fun to do, figuring out appropriate substitutions to make :-) Also the conclusion, the overall tone - will it all have been worth it, the ennui - fits Sherlock to a t *g*Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening lights up the London Eye
Like a corpse autopsied upon a table...