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Sunday, January 1st, 2017 09:58 pm
[community profile] snowflake_challenge is running again in 2017, and I'm one of the people helping run it.

Basically, I'm doing the tumblr stuff. If you'd like to reblog it (the other mods/helpers should also be reblogging it), we would appreciate the promotion!

The introduction to the snowflake challenge is here at tumblr and here at DW.

Day 1 however, is self-reccing:

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.

I'm going with three in 2016, which was a fairly prolific year - some 89 fics, although not all of them are complete. I'll try for three different fandoms.


1. MCU: Carter's Eleven

So, take one heist movie line, rewrite it to fit a seminal action movie in the MCU, and change all the major hero characters to women, led by Peggy Carter with Maria Hill as the enabler of it all.

I had so much fun conceiving this story and writing it. The original title was "Alexander Pierce's No Good Very Bad Extremely Shitty Day" but I felt that assigned rather too much notice to him. "Carter's Eleven" embodied the situation rather more accurately and matched the tone of the story, which is both lighthearted and serious both.


2. Persuasion - Jane Austen: any port in a storm but only one place to call home

This was written for a fic exchange, and while we get a lot of Anne's thoughts on Frederick in the book, we only get the summation of Frederick's thoughts on Anne at the point of his declaration. But even in the text, everything we see of Frederick in Bath is that of a man drowning in tides he can't control - first Louisa Musgrove, then Mr. Elliot, then the fear that she can't possibly want him... I wanted to tease that out, bring it a little more to the fore.


3. Star Wars - The Force Awakens: Interconnected Loops Of The Universe

I feel that this story didn't quite achieve the...completeness? that I wanted to depict, although I suppose it's really just a sliver of the huge universe that is seen in Star Wars. Maz Kanata is not a character I'd have thought to find myself writing - she's very much a cipher - and so I had to do a bit of reading up on her history to get a feel for who she is and what she might want.

But the thing that really kicked this story off was a wiki entry that listed one of Maz's hobbies as knitting. And being the crafty person that I am, that was something I just couldn't let pass by!

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