Thank you for making me a thing!! I'm looking forward to reading/listening/viewing the things. Under the cut are some prompts and my very short DNW list.
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Placeholder post. I'm working on a project that will satisfy this challenge, but said project won't go live until February.
The Only Thing Money Can't Buy by Coragyps (Harold Finch is a shy, sexually repressed shut-in. John is the prostitute he hires to take care of that middle part.)
It is a very well written POI AU spin on how Finch and Reese teamed up. Explicit.
[Vid] Carousel AO3. Person of Interest, Reese/Finch. It's a shiptastic, romantic vid featuring ALL the hearteyes. (Well, not all of them, but as many as I could pack into 3 minutes.)
Float AO3 Harold/Nathan. The wishlist fic that distracted me from the challenge last year. I like angsty Harold/Nathan. I tend to write a lot of it. I like this fic because I had a lot of fun writing it, I got to do Photoshop stuffs, and I think the recipient really enjoyed the fic. Win-win all around.
A Series of Complete Understandings AO3. Harold Finch, Lionel Fusco. This was my under-appreciated baby from last year. Gen fic, Harold and Lionel, I understand why it got passed over. Still, I really enjoyed writing this and I still enjoy re-reading it. I love the team dynamics in the story and playing up two characters who don't usually get a lot of screen time together.
1. I would love a knowledgeable and patient person to explain to me how fic exchanges like Yuletide and
chocolateboxcomm work. So far, I've taken part in very easy to understand type exchanges: I make a post, I list my likes/dislikes, a mod matches me with someone and I write. Tagsets, nominations....I don't know, I still don't understand how these latger exchanges work or how to participate in them.
2. Fan art for fic is always nice.
3. Podfic of fic would also be wonderful.
I regret not finishing the challenge last year but I had a good reason. One of the earlier challenges last year was to post a fannish wish list. I found a inspiring project on someone else's list and work on that project took over my January 15. :) I ended up with a couple of fics that I really enjoyed out of that!
This year I'm hoping to complete the challenge and take in all the opportunities for inspiration,.
Today’s jam (actually, the earworm for the past few days is “One Last Time.”
The story: President Washington is stepping down but before he leaves, he has one more lesson to impart upon his right hand
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Goodness knows I've Google weirder.
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First one, ruddy and plump, his shrill cry piercing the air of the birthing room. Then the other, equally pink and just as loud. The midwife cut the second umbilical cord before swaddling the babe and laying him next to his brother in the rough hewn bassinet. The midwife turned her attention back to the young woman, her legs still splayed wide. Her dark hair plastered to her pale face.
“Sont-ils en bonne santé? ,” she husked weakly.
“Oui, mon petit,” the old midwife murmured as she squeezed the water from a cloth and began cleaning the exhausted girl. “Ainsi,” the midwife continued, her voice firm as she nudged the girl down to rest against the bed, “maintenant tu devrais te reposer .”
Inside the old cradle the babies struggled against the rough and foreign bundling. Tiny hands worked free from their blankets, prodding along until each found the familiar grip of the others hand. As inseparable as they had been in the womb, the boys held tight.( Read more... )
In your own space, talk about your fannish origin story. How did you come to fandom, why did you choose your fannish name, do you have more than one secret identity? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
I started out in pro wrestling fandom in 1997 on my WebTV unit. Initially I was all about getting the inside scoops, the backstage news, all that fun stuff. Then I found a messageboard populated by other ladies, "Loco's Stuff". Lady fandom is much different to guy fandom and I loved it. From there I found fanfic, slash, things traditionally associated with fandom.
In my early days I was very much an organizer of things witha a keen interest in panfandom identity. Unfortunately, back then Wrestling fic was very much shunned as RPF. For better or worse, this meant most of my formative years were spent as an outsider looking in. 'Cept in my own fandom where all we had was each other.
So I started posting fic to message boards (that's how we rolled back then). I would go on to ran a massive fic archive, dabbling a bit in automated submission programming. Then I joined the RP fad and within 2 years burned out of fic based fandom.
After that I went back to my webdesign roots and built a massive wrestling fansite. News, screencaps, vids, photos, fan stories, forum - just goofy stuff and I had a blast! Unfortunately, an enterprise like that means eventually I had to mediate fan squabbles. Babysit. I had no interest in that at all. I create stuff, I am not a counselor. So, rather than deal with all that nonsense, I shut the site down and went back to guy fandom. I honed my troll skills in guy fandom and had a blast just being a fan running wild.
About two years ago I discovered "Lost" was available for Netflix streaming. Cool, because I didn't watch it when it aired live (a reoccuring pattern for me regarding most network television). Whatever, it's okay, glad I could binge watch it because I don't think I would have been a fan of the week to week format. Then, over a couple of episodes I met Henry Gale, er, Ben Linus, er....this show just got a lot more interesting!
Belatedly, I followed Michael Emerson to POI. I 'm not exactly sure when I started watching, fall of 2013ish. I'd DVR'd some episodes and distinctly remember "God Mode" being the first one I watched, probably in re-run, so I started at the beginning of those DVR episodes and by the end of that first night went ahead and ordered S1 and S2 DVDs from Amazon. I was hooked.
I was also back into lady fandom.
Now I primarily write and dabble. I just enjoy creating things and learning how to create different things.
Okay, that was easy - I talked to three stranger dangers this morning, random tumblr fan mail.
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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
The Rest Of The World Out There | Fandom: Person of Interest | Harold Finch
This will always be number one on my rec list because it's my first Person of Interest fic, and the first fic I wrote and posted after a 10+ year hiatus from fandom. This is also my favorite fic of mine. I've heard people say they don't like to reread their own work - not me. I wrote this because I fell in love with the Harold Finch character and I couldn't find anything like it. As I write more Harold fics, I often come back to this story and the notes.
By Your Name by Hagar, JinkyO | Fandom: Person of Interest | Harold Finch | Podfic
Squeeeeeeeeee!! I love this podfic project!! My pod_together partner wrote this fantastic text. I don't know if she ever read The Rest of the World Out There, or even knew about it, but her story thrilled me because, again, I got to revisit my beloved Harold Finch. It was like *finally* getting that fic I'd looked for in the first place. So that's my fannish love for the story - but then I got to read and record it. And there was acting (some of which I'm proud of) - and sound effects - and story telling with sound -and this podfic utilized so many of my creative skills and I will be forever proud of the end result.
Details by JinkyO, sk_lee | Fandom: The Fugitive (1993) | Samuel Gerard/Richard Kimble | Podfic
This is the first collaborative podfic project I worked on and I rec it because this one was a creative challenge for me that led to a really good end result. The main challenge being, as a mono-fannish person, I didn't really know much about The Fugitive. Then I watched the film and hit a huge wall of intimidation because the source is so good, so complete, that it was hard to find an easy entré. Then, I cracked it and ended up writing a story that felt true to canon and that I was proud of. Then my partner went and recorded this beautiful read and I was just all around pleased with the results. And happy to have contributed something new to a small fandom.
The Longest Distance Between Two Places | Fandom: Person of Interest | Carl Elias/Anthony Marconi
This was experimental fic that seemed to work, and by seemed, I mean, other people read it and *got* what I was trying to do. As a creator, that's probably the highest compliment I can get, that one other person out there understood what I was trying to do. I'm very fond of this story.
Ready or Not | Fandom: Person of Interest | Harold Finch | FanVid
This is Mama's favorite at the moment. My biggest gripe is that I had to use standard def footage for the video. Beyond that, I love everything about it. I got lucky in finding a great song to accompany yet another retelling of this Harold Finch story that never leaves my brain.