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.
So I'm already behind! How is this possible? I say it's due to spending fourteen hours counting a store full of books and subsequently melting into the bathtub in a trance of post-tedium paralysis. Now I'm about to burrow into bed - I'd very much like to dig a hole and hibernate for the next 24 hours because dear God, there's yet more counting to do - but first I should start the year out right.
I've produced so few fan works that it makes me slightly uncomfortable to rec them; I'm better at reccing other people's stuff. I wish I had a somewhat wider field to choose from - why aren't I more prolific? - but in the spirit of breaking my writer's block, I pledge to finish a fic or two this year. In the meantime, here are my choices:When the Rose and the Fire Are One
, Snape/Harry, NC-17, ~81,600 words. It's not my best or my most popular, and it's probably more interesting to me than to most readers because it so clearly broadcasts what preoccupied me at the time. The fic is full of restless, infatuated energy poured into posing questions about loss and punishment and guilt in the context of the Potter world. I made Harry act out in anger, but I was frustrated with the role "love" had played in the series, so I mucked about with that as well. Plus, you know, imagery up the wazoo. And I was determined to figure out how to make Snape sexy if it killed me. Or, more likely, him. Anyway, this was my first attempt to get a handle on what fascinated me about this pairing. The summary, for once, really does tell you all you need to know.In Infinite Remorse of Soul
, Dumbledore/Snape, with a bit of Snape/Harry clouding the background, NC-17, ~10,700 words. I sometimes think I'm even more opinionated about Dumbledore than I am about Snape, and if you put the two together, I apparently enter a magnetic zone of moral ambiguity in which everyone behaves badly, and Dumbledore thinks floridly and in old-fashioned paradigms of sin and poetic justice. I had fun creating an interior landscape for him and even more fun stripping Snape back to his canon intensity and letting him destabilize everything in his orbit. Let's face it, any story where an author writes things like Albus spares a moment to note that Severus' fixation on Harry has acquired an element of dusty indecency, redolent of decomposing velvet
, is clearly a story in which the author is wallowing in self-indulgence as happily as a pig in mud. I fumbled the ending, alas, but I still get a kick out of the surrealism of their afterlife showdown.
My third self-rec is a podfic, because I simply can't keep hawking the same old stories over and over, so instead here's something I enjoyed doing even though I'm not very good at it. It was a bit nervewracking to tackle voice recording on a completely amateur level and then offer it up for public consumption, but it reminded me of the benefits of trying new things purely for a lark. Actually, I'll rec both podfics I recorded, as I don't see myself ever repeating the experience, and this will suffice as a farewell wave. One is a reading of Covenant
, a Snape/Harry wartime fic by auctasinistra
, and the other is Truth Beyond
, a story about Minerva McGonagall and Rita Skeeter and the power inherent in self-control, beautifully written by kellychambliss
. Links to both lovely fics can be found in the header info.