resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
[personal profile] wychwood asks: What is your favourite of your own stories? Which fic-writing achievements are you proudest of?

I'm rather proud of my Losers story, Impersonation, because I was playing a game with POV, and several readers told me they got it. (I suppose it's a romance-specific variation on the unreliable narrator. I wanted to write a story where, if you reeled it back in your mind and walked through it from the other character's point of view, the emotional landscape of the story was very different. In this case, the story Jensen is experiencing is, "Wow, I have the hots for my pal; didn't expect that ... Why's he acting so weird? ... Oh, OK, he's got the hots for me, too. We're golden." But the story Cougar is experiencing is more like, "Nobody could be this clueless; he must be mocking me ... This is cruel. I thought we were friends ... It's kind of humiliating to be desperate enough to accept a pass this wrapped up in mockery ... Wait a minute. Looks like he could be this clueless. Wow, OK, this is what a happy ending feels like.")

Tolleranza, the Commandos-era story where there's a lot of very explicit sex being had by people who are not Steve Rogers, is one that I feel really good about, because it only works if you care at least a little about those original characters, and by the time I was done, I did.

It's harder to pick a favorite, but if you were going to wipe out my whole catalog and leave me only one story to say, "I am the author of _____ and nothing else," I would have to say Transfigurations. I can point to ways I've grown as a writer since then, but in some ways I've still never equalled it.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
This is just the sort of thing I can't resist, and just the sort of thing that adds to my list of Stories That Will Probably Never Be Finished, but ... (taken from [personal profile] torch):

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy
15. High School / College AU

I'll take any of the fandoms I've written in plus ... let's see, in the past year I've seen all three Men In Black movies, plus seasons 1-4 of Buffy and the first few eps of Angel (yeah, so late to the party that the house isn't even there any more).
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Cougar Alvarez/Jake Jensen -- NC-17 -- 6100 words
"This is a dream assignment, and I am not going to fuck it up just because my teammates aren't secure enough in their masculinity," he said to Pooch.

"You ever nibble on my earlobe again, they will find your body in eight places," Pooch said, but Pooch didn't share Jensen's commitment to self-improvement.
Impersonation at AO3
Impersonation at my site

Thanks to [personal profile] giglet for beta!
resonant: Seal doing facepalm (Seal of Disapproval)
... no, I have no explanation at all for this.

Jenko/Schmidt -- NC-17 -- 950 words
"Did you ever think," Jenko whispered, "that, like, the universe has a plan for us?"
"Dude," Schmidt said, "you were supposed to confiscate it, not smoke it."
At in medias res or At AO3

Also, I did finally get around to putting my Losers story, "In Which Cougar Always Looks," on my site. Start on the homepage if you want to read the warnings first.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Yeah, I'm going to be a lazy slob and not put this up on my own page till tomorrow, but it's at AO3 now:

In Which Cougar Always Looks
Cougar/Jensen -- NC-17 - 2,400 words
There were many things Cougar would have liked to unsee, but the world didn't work like that.

For [personal profile] muccamukk with thanks for the Reader's Guide to the Losers Comic for the Torture-Squicked.

Beta thanks to [personal profile] giglet and [personal profile] cesperanza.

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