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09 January 2013 @ 03:45 pm
news of great excitement!  
The reveals are now live for Secret Santa 2012 over at be_compromised!!! Be sure to dive into the wonderful on the Masterlist.

On the one hand I am a tiny bit disappointed, because I didn't get chance to read anywhere close to all of them before the reveals went up. There's something great about reviewing anon. creative works, that part where people know that's what you thought, not what you think of them, y'know? I hope people still think I’m being honest, because I still intend to go through them ALL :D

I’m hugely excited to be able to say that always_a_queen wrote my gift Comfort and Joy (fic, PG, implied sexytimes and mild language). Summary: 'Tis The Season: Clint and Natasha (and the whole team) and the holiday season. Or: The Avengers celebrate Christmas and everyone gives Natasha unwarranted advise about her love life. I say again, I LOVE THIS TO PIECES! I love Natasha’s voice, I love all of the details, I love how Clint and Natasha are shown to be so complimentary, just right for each other, and I love the theme of comfort and joy, of Christmas being togetherness whether happy and perfect or not <3

It's also exciting to get to chat to people about the gift that I made: The Nature Of Dust for sugar_fey (R for sex, see post for warnings) Summary: Fic with accompanying collage of graphics/manipulations and icons for the prompt 1930s dustbowl AU. Clint and Natasha are members of a travelling circus. Dark/supernatural elements a la Carnivale optional but very welcome. When I read that sugar_fey had left that prompt I really hoped that her giftee would fill it. Then I was her giftee, which was all kinds of well now I had to put my writing where my wish was! I LOVED getting to play with the prompt, however much I struggled with it at times, so much so that I got carried away and made graphics as well and I ended up writing the longest fic I have managed to actually complete in years, wow.

To everyone who helped me with research questions about 1930s America and curses, this was why and thank you for all your help and interesting chats! And oodles of thanks to my beta readers, the amazing and amazingly helpful rthstewart and lar_laughs, who put up with me sending lots of things back to them time and time again, who read speedily, who caught mistakes, who gave me lots of thinky thoughts, and made everything more <3

I also got to play with a fantastic graphics team for Secret Santa: daxcat79, frea_o, hermyfan, oresteia, and purely_distel. There are links to the icons, gift banners, organiser gift graphics, and participation graphis on the Masterlist as well. Do add taking a look at all the shiny to your Secret Santa 2012 tour, which was brought to you by our Awesome Organisers Of Awesome anuna_81 and cybermathwitch :D
feeling: excitedexcited
Frea O'Scanlin: Clintashafrea_o on January 10th, 2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Well, the WWI fic is for a Downton Abbey fic that I unfortunately didn't finish before I lost my love for the show, and of course for this Secret Santa exchange, I've been buried in 18th century, which is not a century I knew anything about prior to me looking at my prompt and going, "Well, I don't write seduction fics, and I can't write angst very well, so I've got medieval, Three Musketeers, or a Pirates fusion." The pirates seemed like the most fun, so I went ahead and wrote that. I learned a lot writing it and for once, history seemed kind of interesting.

Koren's going to be putting up a post asking if people want to opt out. I suppose I should upload a sample ebook for everybody to view. I guess it does cut out reviews, but I don't know, it's handier. And people do come back after reading ebooks and look up the authors that inspired them. So, yeah. I need to go reply to all of the people that commented on my fic, actually....

And you should definitely hop out of that comfort zone! Come with me! Write dangerously!
inkvoices: avengers:jrenner stained glassinkvoices on January 10th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
I watched the first episode of Downton, then the odd christmas special, and now I'm living back home I'm watching it again, because everyone in the family likes it. I think I missed the WW1 stuff, but it sounds interesting! It bites when you don't finish a fic in that 'so excited' mode though, meh. Good luck with it!

Pirates <3

Yeah, I think people come back, and maybe it helps not to have the expectation type thing of having to comment at the bottom, just enjoying it, and it gives you time to think before commenting. I dunno, I don't read many ebooks, just curious about how it goes :)

I will write long!fic ideas this year, I will I will! :D