One for the fic writers
What are your five favourite fics that you’ve written?
Include links so people can read them.
Reblog with your answers or make a new post, whatever floats your boat.
Writers are encouraged and expected to be self effacing and down on their work, and self-reccing is something people tend to side-eye. Which is pretty unhelpful - it encourages us to downplay the things that make us smile, and can contribute to some shitty thought processes. Plus, it means we don’t end up sharing something that could make someone else smile. Some of the best fics I’ve read recently have been new links to old work that I’ve missed or read a while back and forgotten to return to. It’s great to rediscover stories, and it’s good to celebrate the things that make us happy. So meme?
Awesome! Oh jeez. Only five? Because I kind of love a lot of my fics, ngl. I go back and read them when I want something fun and juuust the right tone…. Um. ’kay….
There are several fics that I love but not quite as they are written right now. Morale Officer, Prima’s Blessing, and In Service are three of those. Once they are done they will be so very, very awesome, but I can’t say that they’re favorites right NOW because they’re not done yet and what I have isn’t self-contained. Even PB, which is almost 30k words, is not even really 1/3 of what I have in mind for it.
So! That said, of the finished things, my favorites are:
A Day in the Life of Dr. Rafael Esquivel, Ph.D. - Transformers - Soundwave needs a favor from grown!Raf. This leapt fully-formed into my head and I don’t even know. I love it because it’s self-contained, long, meaty, reasonably complex, and it has the themes of “everyone work together” that I love. <3
Dawning: Horizon - Dawning’s really an unfinished series, but this is self-contained enough, I think. Seaspray and Thundercracker in Bayverse. Again with the folks working together! And enemies slowly becoming friends. And seeker/aquatic cross-frametype flirting. What is NOT to love?
Synergy - aaaaah, my Sci Fi Big Bang story, the lovely FF12/Fullmetal Alchemist crossover crack that it is. This over-40k words of me letting Kimberly be a badass and then giving him all the nice things. My weakness for fictional sociopaths at work. I had fun with the worldbuilding in this, and figuring out the duelling magic systems and all. And, iirc, this is also technically the first of like three parts…. >_>
Kindred Spirits - Demon Diary (manga/manwha) - Aaand now we dive into the obscure fandoms. Again with the long and meaty and complex-ish. And I loved Eclipse and wanted a good backstory for him and his original-flavor Raenef. So I wrote one. I even snuck in one of my other favorite things: arrogant asses underestimating someone and getting their comeuppance.
The Language of Hell - Echo Bazaar (Fallen London) - I was very proud of myself for this story. EB has a very distinct, creepy, tongue-in-cheek style, and honestly, I think I nailed it and also came up with a storylet plot that was interesting. Also, iirc, this was a Yuletide exchange story that I wrote at the omglast minute. :)