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Day 7

Create Something

Firstly, to fulfill that requirement in the allotted time of the challenge, here is what I created. This was for [personal profile] dancing_serpent's Day 6 Wishlist. It's Criminal Minds, which is something I love a lot, and yet, have never written for. I actually don't know how much I could really write for the fandom, as last night, getting into this psycho's head was way too much fun and entirely too easy. :((

Seared with Scars (1005 words) by tjs_whatnot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Aaron Hotchner, Vincent Perotta
Additional Tags: Angst

Two sides of the same coin...

Secondly, all my holiday fics have now been revealed so I can post them here. Even though I don't usually put this stuff in a public post, fuck it, why not?
Fest Fics )

Now, ONTO [community profile] chocolateboxcomm!!!

And also hopefully filling other wishes for Snowflakers!

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Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Okay, this is going to get long and probably take me forever, because I don't make things easy for myself and bookmark hardly ever but here goes.

Firstly, I've been incredibly remiss to gush publicly with the bounty that has been my fest season. I know recs for gift fic are taken with a grain of salt, I mean, how could I not love something written for me specifically, right? But firstly, recs are always subjective and secondly, a fic shouldn't be punished just because it was written for me, yes?

Fics written for me, but you'll enjoy too... probably: )

Non-Gift fic From HP Fests: )

And finally, two random fics from the 1st day of the Snowflake Challenge: )

See? I told you that was going to be ridiculously long. But you know what I always say: Go Big or Go Home. (Actually never said that before in my life.) ♥
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Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

2 Harry Potter and a White Collar )
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What have I been doing to get over my post-election funk? Reading of course. I had gone to my comfort-read file (just kidding, I don't have one of those, because that's what smart, well put together people have. All I have are vague recollections of fics that made me happy and other smart, well put together people's rec lists). But then [ profile] interhouse_fest began posting and since I try really hard to participate as much as I can in fests I write for, I started reading.

There are some delightful things over there getting little to no love and so I thought, if people are like me and leery about pairings and stories from unknown writers and are looking for someone to bite the bullet for them first and report back whether it is worth their time, I would take it upon myself to be that person. So here I am, reporting back with the ones I've read so far that I think a lot more people would enjoy. I'm about a week in a half behind, so there are others that I'll have to report back on later (and if you have read anything from there in that time that are good, please let me know, cool?)

The Road to Nowhere (Fred/Pansy) 12.6k, R, War A/U.
A Beautiful Kind of Strange (Ron/Luna) 4.5k, NC-17
Crashing Into Place (George/Luna) 5.8k, R
In the Public Interest (Pansy/Neville) 3.3K, NC-17
Snakes and Ladders (Astoria/Ginny) 4.1k, NC-17
The Strange Case of the Missing Twins, the Black Kneazle, and the Sepia Photograph (Padma and Pavarti and a whole slew of secondary characters) 8k, PG-13

And that's it for now. I'll try to catch up with both this fest (and my Nano) by the end of the holiday weekend. ♥♥
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Well, maybe not all we need, but I say the world could use a bit more of it. ♥

So here, spend your day like I'm going to: spreading love!

I've gone through and commented on most of the ones of people I know/admire and now I shall wrack my brains on the people not there yet/still fandom active to shower with my adoration.

And because I'm THAT person, here is my thread. And, just because you don't see your name on the list, doesn't mean you aren't there... keep looking... ♥
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Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Yes! This gives me an opportunity to share my lovely good fortune from Day 2's bounty. See, karma, it's a ~thing~. ♥

Icons, art and a fic rec under here )

Day 14

In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

So many choices. But, let's talk about fanvids.

Vids for ALL THE FANDOMS under here )

Day 15

In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge?

It's said, that it takes 3 weeks to turn a behavior into a habit, so this was a great start to make a few things habits. The habit to be here and participate in fandom in many different ways, the habit to think about things in new ways, to reach out to new people and the habit to not take things to overly serious all the time. To take time to concentrate on the positive, to tell people that you love them while you still can and to cherish the little things.


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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something.

I might come back and create something later. All those above suggestions sound fun and doable... but not right now. Right now I'm going to spend this time and space to pay tribute to other people's creations.

Recs Under Here )
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Day 03

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

This is perfect actually. I had a lot of different posts I wanted to make today: A rec list, a post about the things I've recently written, and whatever the Snowflake challenge was today. So yay, two birds in one stone. The first two aren't the best I've ever written, but they are the most recent I've ever written (and I do like them a lot).

From Yuletide
Magic Mike XXL

The Zen of Losing Everything (4239 words) by tjs_whatnot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Magic Mike (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Big Dick Richie/Ken (Magic Mike)
Characters: Ken (Magic Mike), Big Dick Richie
Additional Tags: Blow Jobs, Hand Jobs, Yuleporn, Porn with Feelings

Losing everything has never been this freeing.

&hearts♥♥ KEN ♥♥♥

For [ profile] akatnamedeaster who at yesterday's Snowflake Challenge requested fic, and since her OTP is Snape/Black and she had mentioned having a shaving kink... mmmmm... shaving...

Close Shave (1467 words) by tjs_whatnot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sirius Black/Severus Snape
Characters: Sirius Black, Severus Snape
Additional Tags: Shaving Kink, Hurt/Comfort, Plot What Plot/Porn Without Plot, Hand Jobs, Established Relationship

Severus likes when Sirius has a little bit of the animal in him, he's just not a fan of the scruff.

And this third one is just something short I wrote this year that I really sort of like a lot, but I don't know many people who read Doctor Who stuff, so it didn't really get too many reads. It was written for May's Merry Month of Masturbation... so there is that... ;)

None More Than Me (784 words) by tjs_whatnot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eleventh Doctor/River Song
Characters: Eleventh Doctor
Additional Tags: Merry Month of Masturbation Challenge

The Doctor spends some ~quality~ time with his TARDIS and his imagination.

Now on to a rec post. ♥♥
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Every time I think I'm out. They pull me back in.

J/K I'm never leaving! NEVER!

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There are things that happen every year that I forget about until they are upon us and then I scramble to make them work. Things like Fandom Snowflake Challenge and Rectober, that I love the idea of and try and participate, but don't get done half the things I wanted.

Then there are things that have become habit and have helped me mark time in fandom for so long that I start gearing up for months (and sometimes up to almost a year before) like Yuletide.

This year is no different. It is October 2nd and I am just now reminded that Rectober is a thing that exists in the world and that it is an awesome thing that I totally want to do.

This time, unlike other times, I actually have the time and ability to really do it right. I even have built in things happening that will help me organize themes.

Week One: Random Fandom

As Yuletide noms are upon us and I am once again getting that Yuletide frenzy that washes over me from the moment noms open, I will devote the first weeks recs to stories that were written for the fest. I have a lot of things bookmarked to read from the years I've participated that I will devour this week. Also, I'll probably rec things that I already have, if there things that even now I go back and revisit. Chances are the people who visit my journal now aren't the same that were here last time. The ones who are will forgive me this, yes?

Week Two: White Collar

Columbus Day weekend I will be at the White Collar Meet Up here in the D.C. area hanging out with other fans, writers and artists and we will be writing and squeeing like mad, and I will be reading ALL THE FIC! I'm super excited about this! I will be back at the end of the week with recs of the best of what I read.

Week Three: Harry Potter

By the end of the month I will be (hopefully) done with my HoggyWarty Thinger Bobber fest fic and will be ready to read all the HP fics I've missed, or (lets be honest) go back and re-read some of my very favorites. And so I will be back here giving you a (hopefully) huge list of HP stories of many pairings and genres that you should probably just take my word for and read. ♥

Week Four: MishMash

Because, lets be honest, the chances that I make it to the fourth week are extremely slim, but on the occasion that I do, I'll keep it open to what I rec... what I read and fall in love with. Maybe some Sherlock, maybe some Doctor Who... who knows.

This shall be fun, yes?

Who else is doing this? Anyone?


Aug. 19th, 2015 09:19 pm
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Man, it's been a looooong time since I've done this!

But, it's also been a long time since I've been in a fest, and I like to read stories in fests that I've participated in. Of course though, I do have delicate sensibilities about some things, but I do like to push some other limits.

So, the fest is [ profile] hp_crossgenfest and it's a bit of a strange one, ngl... or maybe it's just an indication of where the fandom is right now. It is nice to see Harry get so very much love though. I've never seen a fest filled with multi-generational pairings that had Harry in such the epicenter. There was Harry with pretty much all of his children in some way or the other, if that's your thing. There's Harry with Voldemort, which I haven't gathered the nerve to read yet. Then there were these ones that I did gather enough nerve for. I'm usually really delicate about Harry pairings and all of these are pairings that I would have never considered reading before, but all of them, I'm glad I took the risk and encourage you to as well.

Recs Under Here )

That's it for now. The fest runs for a little longer and I've just discovered that there is now another Remus story! This one with Ron--HOLY SHIT! And also, holy shit, turns out, this is the first story in the entire run of this fest to include Ron. WHATTTTT?!?!?!?!

Gotta go!

Please do check out these stories though! And if you love them, love the author who wrote them. ♥
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Day Six

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.

I was sitting here whining that I didn't have time for this challenge. I had too many things already on my to-do list, so I couldn't possible stop all that and just ~create~ something, could I? No, no I couldn't.

But then I realized that one of the things on my list is a different sort of art form than I'm used to, but it's still something fannish I created. Believe me, I'm much more confident in sharing my writing craft than my arts and crafts.

But, I sort of like creating things. They never come out how I envision them, and that can be frustrating, but I like to think that with each attempt I get better. The only problem is that I rarely create just for fun, I create something because I've offered to do so in an exchange or to show some flist love, and so get really super frustrated when they don't turn out right.

Which is why no one who signed up for my holiday cookies actually got any. Sorry about that.

But, enough of that, on to the pictures:
Harry Potter and White Collar Arts and Craft Shenanigans )
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Day Three

In your own space, talk about your creative process - from what inspires you to what motivates you to how you manage to break through blocks. Does your process change depending on the type of creating you're doing?

Ho-hum. Yeah, I got nothing.

Or I do, but I've just been talking so much of writing these days. I'm still tapped from the blog tour I did last year. I have been enjoying reading other people's process. But, I should be talking about writing more, that's what us professional authors do. HAHAHA! I just don't know what anyone cares to read about. So, why don't you ask me a question, anything at all, about my writing, my process, how I deal with any aspect of it, and I'll have answers, either here or on my pro-blog. :)

Day Four

Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them. It doesn't have to be anything complex - it can be feedback for a fanwork or discussing something you might have in common or even simply admiring their icon. The point is to reach out to someone you normally wouldn't and connect with them, even if it's only for the briefest moment.

Biggest cheater! But I did that with someone else on that day who said they welcomed anyone too shy to go and randomly talk to a stranger to come and randomly talk to them, so yeah. I DID IT! And we bonded over Spencer Reid. *sigh*

Day Five

In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity?

Super TL;DR, sorry )

Wow, that was super self-indulgent and full of unnecessary detail. I feel I should give some sort of reward for anyone who suffered through it. ♥♥

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In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Man, this is a sort of bad day for this. I'm having a pretty low-self esteem writing day. I don't even want to look at my stories. But I do want to remember the times when I wrote things for people and they were very happy to receive them and told me what it meant to them. So here, have some stories that someone at sometime liked rather a lot.
3 Old School Harry Potter Self Recs )

And I was going to go on and whine about the state of affairs in comments and lament that kudos and "likes" aren't equivalent and are sort of worse than no comment at all on gift fics, but then I remembered that this is a public post, and I don't want to be that person. Though, I guess I am and now adding passive-aggressive to the list of asshole-moves I possess--sorry about that.

Anyway. Fun challenge! I hope to check out some new fics on other people's posts as well. w00t! New-To-Me-Fic! ♥♥
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I have a lot of recs to make. I've been reading a shit ton of stories during the break. \o/

But, for now (I'm holding off some because I know that will be something required of me for the upcoming Fandom Snowflake Challenge) here are some amazing fics that I received as gifts for no other reason than I've been a very good person this year. Mostly.

First, from Kinky Kristmas at Daily Deviant.

The Seven Year Itch NC-17, 2,800 words, Harry/Ron and Hermione.
Summary: They'd been through worse, all for him, so Harry could deny them nothing...

asdfja;sfjasf You see, Hermione's got an itch. And it's Ron fault. The only way to cure her is for the boys to, well, you'll see.

This is just a really fun story with a lot of my favorite things: domesticity gone horrible wrong, awkward dirty talk and boys being secretly hot for each other with neither of them willing to admit it. :))

And a second gift for me at KK! I know! What have I done to deserve it?!?!

A Cunning Tongue NC-17, 4,100 words, Harry/Luna/Snape
Summary: There are so many ways to enjoy a silver tongue.

I had asked for a Harry/Luna story, or a Snape/Luna story and then, even though I didn't imagine it in a million years would be taken a Harry/Luna/Snape story. HOLY SHIT, GUYS! This is hot! And so interestingly told. The title and the summary don't give you much in way of explanation so I'll try and do it justice myself. Luna is Snape's barrister and gets him out of prison. Then they sort of just... take care of him. As only Harry and Luna can do. ♥♥

Now for Yuletide!

Love Me Because Nothing Happens (3707 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: MASH (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, B.J. Hunnicutt

I requested MASH because I had never read a bad story from this fandom in the fest and so I knew no matter what, I wouldn't be disappointed. And boy was I rewarded for this assumption! It is hurty and comforty and has an exquisite Hawkeye and Hunnicut is flawless in this. Just...

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Day 9

In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving.

So many choices... I could whip out that watersports fic I read a few years ago that was oddly, pleasantly not horrible. OR that fisting thing...

But, I just realized my tags are horrible and I ran out of ways to find those stories that didn't require an awkward google search.

But, these are even better. These I loved so much that I remembered where I had placed them. :)
Two Old School HP fics and one White Collar Master Opus under here )
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Day 2

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

Day 2's Awesome Under Here )
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Day One

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

It's actually really hard to rec yourself. Who knew? )
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I am, of course, behind on my Kinky Kristmas reading... What I have read I have almost universally enjoyed.

I always feel weird reccing fics for this fest since I've gotten to know so many lovely participants of the fest. IF YOU ARE NOT ON THIS LIST PLEASE DON'T TAKE THAT TO MEAN I DIDN'T READ AND LOVE YOUR FIC. I have left lovely comments on all the stories I have read--and unless it is one of my few squick themes or few squick pairings--I have read all up to a certain point (hence the being terribly behind) and will hopefully get to the rest before reveals.

These fics here though are just fics that I think need more love, or fics that have stayed with me and burrowed their way under my skin, or investigated kinks I didn't know I had... You know, what KK is best at. Please heed warnings and assume that all these fics will be pretty well ensconced in the NC-17 area. ♥

5 Delicious (or disturbing) fics with many different pairings under here )

And there you have it. I'm sure there will be more. But that ought to tide you over. ♥♥

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