Fic Meme

Mar. 11th, 2017 09:06 pm
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As you kow I'm not reading fanfics until end of Lent, but doesn't mean I can't talk about them... Well, my own. Behold, a fic meme, snagged from [ profile] monkiainen

You can find my fics via LJ writing masterlists: Fandoms A-K, Fandoms L-N, and Fandoms O-Z
And you can also find most of them, excluding some 'verses, on AO3: MistressKat

Comment with the title of one of my fics, and a number (or two!), and I will tell you...

1. What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
2. What’s my favorite part of the fic?
3. What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
4. What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
5. What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
6. Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
7. Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
8. Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
9. Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
10. If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
11. If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
12. Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
13. What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
14. If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
15. Any other question about the fic!


on 2017-03-12 01:45 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I'll play, although you have such a body of work that it's hard to pick and choose!

But, I'll go with:

'what rough beast, its hour come around at last' (because I really loved this fic)

And Numbers 4 and 14 (because I wouldn't mind a sequel)

on 2017-03-12 03:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Hah, yes, I seem to have churned out a fair few fics over the years. TIME WELL SPENT, OBVS.

Ooooh, nice choice :D

4. I think the plot, thin as it is, i.e. how the Winchesters would pull off the coup and get rid of Voldemort. I thought getting Lucius' voice would be hard, but actually it wasn't really (not sure if this should be worrying or not...)

14. Hard one! Largely because I almost always write stories meant to stand on their on, ambiguous endings and all. I was racking my brain to answer this and seriously couldn't come with a sequel idea that wouldn't feel forced and boring ('...and then Sam Winchester ruled as the dark overlord of the wizarding world. The end.') but a prequel... Now that might be interesting! Young Sam and Dean, developing their taste for the wicked together, twisting around each other like one of those vines that choke the life out of everything else... Oh yes, that could be a thing to write indeed.

on 2017-03-13 03:40 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I think that it's Lucius' voice is part of the reason it's so appealing. All too often evil characters are mere stereotypes and having their pov gives them substance, as you did in the fic.

We need that prequel …

on 2017-03-15 10:14 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
If only I had brain energy for any writing whatsoever at the moment... Perhaps the Spanish holiday will inspire.

on 2017-03-12 11:19 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
An Artery Upon The Hill #1 and #2 please. I know you wrote it as a thank you to me, but I LOVE IT SO MUCH I must know everything about it :D

on 2017-03-12 04:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Aww, I'm delighted by how continuously delighted you are by that little ficlet :)

1. It was autumn when I wrote it, so the sunlight filtering into our garden through all the trees that hard turned gold and rust sparked an image of Sherlock and John immersed in that lace of light, just like they would be immersed in a case and each other.

2. The ending, managing to pull off the vein metaphor in a way that made sense, sounded good and legitimised the title :D

on 2017-03-12 06:11 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I completely keep getting all the damned joy out of that fic, seriously :D The hit count on it, quarter of it is me re-reading ;)

#1 That's lovely, I can actually see the correlation there :)

#2 And totally spanked it! I mean not to sound to vulgar but the title fucking dragged me in but then when I got to the end I was knocked off my feet by how well you managed to fit the two together.

Can you tell I might have loved it? ;)

on 2017-03-15 10:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Your love for this little ficlet is a pure and beautiful thing.

on 2017-03-12 07:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
So I'm gonna go with a Hathaway/Lewis fic. Life's Sweetest Reward

4 and 11 please.

on 2017-03-15 10:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Hah, so I had to re-read the fic to remember it properly!

4. The case itself. I'm not very good with the actual plot so figuring out who the baddie was and they would catch him was hardddddd!

11. Ack! I don't think I'd every bother re-writing a fic after it's gone through the normal editing phrase. I mean there are variations I could do here, perhaps a prolonged thing where they have to be undercover a few weeks and James goes on a date with Abbie and they have awesome sex, and then she kicks his ass to go do something about Robbie who is moping about...

on 2017-03-12 07:08 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I'm going to pick another one. It's an oldie but a goodie.

To Have And To Hold Down because this is the fic that got me talking to you and look at what's happened since then. We owe it a lot. And I know that you had all sorts of thinky thoughts about a sequel that you never wrote (you really should), so I'm not going to ask the sequel question, nor the beta question because how the hell would you even remember what your beta said after so long. Instead, I'm going with ...

2 and 12

on 2017-03-13 03:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Ready to Rock, Ready to Roll - and questions 7 & 9

on 2017-03-15 10:59 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Hah, good choice. One of my top ten hit counts on AO3, becaue H50 fandom are easy.

7. I think perhaps the major decision for the fic was to keep it light and focus on the banter rather than make it an angst fest. It was a gift, so wanted to keep it light. I could have made the case and kidnapping much more prolonged and detailed with angst to match. I think if I'd written it from Steve's pov, that would have been the case, but Danny's voice is easier for me to write so...

9. Hmm, don't think they did really. Perhaps Steve by being less freaked out by the whole development than expected...

on 2017-03-13 08:02 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
How about:

Reformation: 4

stars when you shine (you know how I feel): 14

Planning Ahead: 2


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