In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.( Read more... )
In lieu of a review of the year (which I might get round to when I've fulfilled some pressing deadlines) I thought I might join in the Snowflake Challenge.
So here we are, Day 1 and already outside of my comfort zone - self reccing!
The challenge is to chose three fanworks, so I've gone for fic - all short ones.
1: Quite often when I track back through my stuff, I don't even remember writing it. This short piece is one I'd totally forgotten. It's probably best classified as a gen cuddle fic. The boys dealing with Bobby's death. A Dreamless Sleep - on AO3/ on LJ
2: Sometimes when I track back, I find fics I have not only forgotten writing but that surprise me. Sometimes I'm not a bad writer at all, and manage to write stories I actually find amusing. LOL. The True Meaning of Turning Turtle - a little cracky fun. On AO3 / on LJ
3: And for my final fic, one that got no comments on AO3 but I thought was an interesting idea. 3k of Sam finding a solution to removing the Mark. The God Delusion - on AO3/ on LJ
I was lucky to snaffle herminekurotowa's J2 kidnap fic A Long Quiet River - lots of hurt Jensen plus a mystery, what more could a girl ask for?
Summary: Jensen meets Jared in unluckiest circumstances - as a kidnap victim. But who is the kidnapper?
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Here's a larger version without the text.
( Guess what? It's an image intensive post! LOL )
There are still fics available for artists who are looking for an inspirational challenge: Sign up for a Speed Date or a Blind Date with an author here and receive a mystery short story to create art for!
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Part case, part fairy tale, there are kind of spoilers in one of the art pieces (for characters that feature in the story - so don't cross that line if you'd rather know nothing at all about the case before reading).
Here's a close up/detail from the banner( Hey! Guess what? Image-heavy post... :D )
A/N: Drawn for here may be a ficlet to follow if I get time! I'm happy to announce that the talented brightly_lit has wirtten a fic to accompany this picture! You can read it here
Main pic( large images under the cut )
My goals are simple - write more, write better; art more, art better.
Easier said than done but there you have it. I'm continuing with 12mowrimo and the daily writing targets, I'm aiming to finish editing and submit my novel before the end of January, I'm always going to use a beta and take advice on improving my writing.
Art-wise, wedraweveryday is having a weekly exercise to practice different techniques so I'm hoping to improve my drawing skills that way, and by general practice. I've got two Reverbangs to complete as the first official art challenges of the year - the first one for morezzela and I will be looking at starting that one very soon.
Now here the thing, Day 6 is this: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.
Before Christmas, I had this bright idea to make up a fanfic meme/challenge thingy, but of course, having a brain the size of a pea, I forgot to do it myself. So, I thought I'd resurrect it as part of the Snowflake, but I'm going to start it in February from number 3, because this month is proving to be a bit of a bitch, and I'd just be setting myself up to fail.
But in case anyone is bursting for some fanfic challenges which are really mostly self examination and reccing, feel free to have a go. I've updated the challenges slightly.
Fanfic Daily Challenge
Answer a question a day
1. Best use of literature/quotes in a fic
2. Your own best original character
3. Best romance
4. Oldest/first fanfic you read
5. First fanfic you wrote
6. Your fanfic boyfriend
7. Favourite re-read
8. Favourite fic of your own
9. Most recent read
10. Most recent fic you wrote
11. Favourite fanart for a fic
12. Best surprise in a fic
13. Best ending
14. Most heart pounding read
15. Currently reading
16. Fave OC in a fic
17. Fave quote
18. Best friendship
19. Your most recommended/kudos'd fic
20. Best series
21. You couldn't put it down
22. Longest title
23. Should be a movie
24. New author to you in 2015
25. Scariest fic
26. Laugh out loud
27. Most enjoyable challenge of last year
28. Can’t wait for the next work/chapter in this series
29. Best one word title
30. Most anticipated challenge of this year
Welcome to the SPN Halloween themes prompt meme!
Bats, spells and broomsticks, costumes, campfire ghost stories, candy eating, costume stealing, ghoul pov, true horror and playful horror - this is the place!
( you know these already )
tl;dr: nothing remotely like a spoiler out in the open, trigger warnings, be kind, have fun.
the night before halloween is the real one to watch out for. what is rowena up to?