Jen (ylla) wrote,

Fandom Snowflake Challenge - Day 1

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We are told not to put ourselves forward and it can be hard to celebrate our accomplishments. Taking pride in the things we create can be difficult, but I think we all have something to be proud of. So let’s do that!

Day 1

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.

I really wish I was a prolific, talented fic writer, but I'm just not. As far as I write at all, my tendency has always been to spin off sideways into historical background - I think my favourite fannish times were when I was posting fact and fiction posts for mandc_read, and there was a little group of us regularly commenting at Old Cuddy.

That said...

Saints and Serpents. Aubrey Maturin series.
This was the first thing I wrote in AoS fandom that I would call a story (rather than little descriptive drabbles), and I really enjoyed doing it - I've always loved Jack and Stephen talking, and having them do it in my head was fun. I like the Scottish connection, too - I did enjoy having a Scottish character around for a book or two.

A nameless Mauritius Command story. Aubrey Maturin series.
Probably my favourite story I've written - the first time I'd written Stephen writing, if you see what I mean, and I still feel that I caught the flavour of it well. And that time around the end of the Mauritius Command just fascinates me - I've been back to it twice recently!

Skeleton in the closet. The Quiet Gentleman - Georgette Heyer.
There's nothing special about this, it's not even a story - but it was the first fic that I'd written, or wanted to write, in three or four years, and that spark in my mind when I saw the prompt was like coming to life again.
And the idea of Drusilla and a skeleton is just plain fun :)
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