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19 August 2015 @ 10:25 pm
and a meme from all over my f-list  
I currently have 106 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 106 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like or three random tidbits about it. Or something.

I make no promises as to being able to count correctly or the quality of anything written earlier than in the last two or three years ;)
 
 
 
Atlas of Clouds: a girl is a gunfranztastisch on August 19th, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)
What number is it then? 106 or 191? :P But anyway, I pick... 49.
inkvoices: avengers:well you're not wronginkvoices on August 19th, 2015 09:46 pm (UTC)
Gah, edited. And now AO3 is down. I think this is a sign to go to sleep lol.
inkvoices: F:crewinkvoices on August 23rd, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
49 is The More Things Change, for the comment_fic prompt The Independents won the Battle of Serenity.

1) I had a period where I just wasn't sitting down to write anything, so I started following comment_fic and that challenged me to just do it, to just get writing, and that worked really well for me. Most of my Licorice Allsorts series on AO3 are comment fic prompts.

2) I really enjoyed distilling my thoughts on each of the Firefly crew into a couple of lines for each of them, and reading back over this each section is still pretty much how I see the building blocks of each character, their basics.

3) I have a lot of thinky thoughts about the role of children and teenagers in literature, how they're the subjects of change and the focal point for possibility. Most of those thoughts I didn't form properly until long after this fic was finished, but here they are again: River Tam, the 'child' and point of change for Firefly is the one who's life is different - There is time and space yet for her to grow into whoever she will be.

bonus 4) I really like that one of Simon's patient's named a hamster after him.
scribblemynamescribble_myname on August 19th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
14
inkvoices: avengers:natasha dropping ininkvoices on August 23rd, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
14 is Art: #girlavenger, or How Natasha Trended on Twitter and Saved the World, for emmypenny's heroine big bang fic.

1) You've hit on the first art post I put up on AO3. I used to only put graphics on my lj, because in my heard AO3 was just for words, but as I started doing arty stuff for big bangs it just felt tidier to have that on AO3 alongside the fics that were being written.

2) I like the concept of having the tweets as the backdrop to kick ass Natasha and Skottie Young Natasha for the fic covers/banners. I recently reused this idea for the August be_compromised community banner, this time putting prompts in the background but in a less readable fashion.

3) And a third 'first' - this is the first time I publically shared 'actual art'. I don't tend to think of my graphics work - banners, icons etc - as 'real art' because they're more collaging images and other people's art into something Iike the look of. To me 'art' is something someone has created from scratch - painted, drawn, online or by hand - and I'm not good at actual art. I'm not terrible, but I'm definitely not good, and I have no inclination to practise at it. Colouring I find relaxing, collaging, just messing around with crafty stuff, but not art. But I really, really wanted to have a twitter bird sitting on a Skottie Young style Natasha's head for this fic, and I was the person emmypenny had gotten for her artisit, so if I wanted that then I had to be the one to do it! And with some encouragement from a friend I did :) I took me ages, it turned out just okay, and I'm proud of myself for having tried to do something different.

bonus 4) it should say 'defuse' and not 'diffuse' on the meme graphic, but by the time someone pointed it out to me it had already been posted. Meh.
scribblemynamescribble_myname on August 23rd, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
I LOVED this art and this fic, and yes, I'm glad you're posting your art. You can hand me a ruler and a pencil and 50/50 whether you'll get a straight line, but I can do graphic art and it IS art. :hugs you:
inkvoices: avengers:hammering out ficinkvoices on August 24th, 2015 08:50 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU *hugs*. I doubt they'll be much, if any, more art in my future because I don't have as much creative time anymore and I decided to prioritise the writing - although when alphaflyer does her third James Bond/Avengers fic I WILL be getting creative for that and I'd love to do some more icons at some point - but it means a lot to have someone encourage new creative things :D
girl fridayfindthesea on August 20th, 2015 12:13 pm (UTC)
10!
inkvoices: avengers:natasha pacific riminkvoices on August 23rd, 2015 04:12 pm (UTC)
10 is got your back (you can finally fight the hurricane), for a Valentine's mini promptathon prompt from anuna_81: The problem with watching movies together is that Clint falls asleep. Every freaking time.

1) True fact: I went to the cinema with my family to watch one of the Die Hard films - the fourth one? - and the scene where Bruce Willis kills a hellicopter with a car I turn to Mum and find her with her head tilted back fast asleep. This is how I learnt that it is indeed possible for some people to sleep through film scenes consisting of explosions and mayhem. I find this impressive.

2) I like this idea, of an early days Natasha and Clint where Natasha being around helps Clint to relax and sleep and where Clint in return gives Natasha a pop culture thing that she can have in common with other people, to help her start to fit in. But this is an AU for me, because I actually think - thought even before I saw that scene in Agent Carter where the kids watch American films - that part of Natasha's training would have included pop culture and that, whilst Clint would find it easier to sleep with Natasha around, Clint wouldn't fall asleep during a film or show he really wanted to watch, I see him having better focus than that and also not wanting to sleep through a good thing.

3) Descriptions he’s excellent at; explanations not so much. On the other hand, this ties in nicely with the yin-yang of them for me - Clint being excellent at recall and describing, Natasha being good at explaining what it is he's describing, or Natasha explaining and Clint describing the fine details. Like Clint being good at the birds eye view and Natasha being good at the ground work.

bonus 4) I'd just watched Pacific Rim so it enedd up in the this fic, and is where the title comes from, and also I started writing a Pacific Rim AU. So somewhere I also have this fic where Clint and Natasha were Jaager partners and they get beaten, but Natasha doesn't die, she gets injured and ends up in a wheelchair, and tells Clint to leave so he does. Years later Clint is called back to help with a final push to fight the Kaiju. Kate Bishop tells him she's going to be her partner, but no one else thinks that'll work. And Natasha's been on a journey to find Bucky Barnes, because she felt since she was no longer of use she now had the time to do what she wanted, which was to find her friend. Eventually Clint and Natasha get back together. I stumbled over a few things, including how to write someone with a physical disability from the POV of Clint who feels really guilty about it, so somewhere it languishes unfinished. Since then I've written Clint as partially deaf and I'd like to try tackling disability in a fic again.

Edited at 2015-08-23 04:14 pm (UTC)
Reebyreeby10 on August 20th, 2015 02:49 pm (UTC)
44!
inkvoices: sherlock: crime scene gigglesinkvoices on August 23rd, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
44 is Careful What You Ask For, a comment_fic fic for the prompt Good Omens/Sherlock BBC, Sherlock & Crowley/+Aziraphale, “We were wondering if you could help us find the Antichrist.”

1) I like this little thing. It's exactly what I intended it to be, which so rarely happens!

2) I like that Crowley admires Sherlock, because he would. And it makes me think about all the odd couples in (British) literature, and in many ways Aziraphale and Crowley are similiar to John and Sherlock - John and Aziraphale both with moral principles but not always following the rules when following the rules and doing what's right isn't the same thing, and both of them unassuming in appearence but with power. And Sherlock and Crowley being mean to people, but utlimately doing good. And, yep, thinky thoughts :)

3) I still like the last line. It makes me smile a lot.

bonus 4) Good Omens is a book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, two of my favourite authors, about an Angel who owns a bookshop with old bibles that he never sells, a Demon who didn't faill so much as saunter vaguely downwards, the Antichrist who is a small boy growing up with three friends in an English village and everyone has an agenda for him but he just wants to be a kid, the four riders of the apocalypse, a witchfinder and his apprentice, and a lady with a book of prophecies. It's early days writing for both authors, but you can still see their spark and it's great fun. The BBC recently did a radio play of it with a cast including some big names. And Good Omens also crops up again in a fic of mine - The Child Takers - as a book left abandoned on a train with the blurb 'heaven to read and you'll laugh like hell', because that's what's on the cover of my version.
Reebyreeby10 on August 23rd, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
Oh that sounds like a really interesting crossover!
inkvoices: true to yourselfinkvoices on August 24th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
It was a fun little drabble to play with :)

(I used to be able to write short things lol)

Edited at 2015-08-24 08:44 pm (UTC)