Jan. 1st, 2017

New Tasks

Jan. 1st, 2017 02:29 pm
kittenyarns: (camera)
Hello. Happy New Year!

Journaling is very difficult for me to do consistently.

However, this year I'm going to attempt the snowflake challenge in an attempt to record my fandom life this year. I'm not sure how that will go but I'll give it a shot.

kittenyarns: (howling wolf)

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.

Huh. If I wanted to introduce myself and my writing to people for the first time, I would choose these:

1. camera (shy)
summary: jongin is suho's biggest fan, but strangely enough, he finds deceptively mild-mannered joonmyun even more intriguing.

this fic represents a lot about me. i think it's the fic that best incapsulates the things that i live with daily as a person: the jongin i wrote in this fic struggles with a lot of things i struggle with, personally. social anxiety, an inability to talk about problems or concerns, a non-confrotational approach to life to the detriment of satisfaction. i also think, despite that, this fic is one of the most lighthearted things i've ever written. it's whimsical and silly, and it showcases my sense of humor, which often gets lost amidst my more serious turns as a fic author. i think/hope reading this fic is fun, and offers far more insight into what it's like to talk to me in reality than anything else i've written, haha. it's also an ode to suho, one of my first ones, and that's really special to me. it's difficult to choose just one exo fic, and picking one i wrote in two days seems wild, but i love this fic.

2. a study in scarlette
summary: There are people who want to live forever, and then there is Shinichi, who just wants to live a little longer than this.

i don't write plots. i jokingly tell people this when i talk about my writing; i'm only good at character development and setting, i'm not a plot writer, and i don't know how to do any of that well so i don't. but i wrote this. i wrote this fic, and it's all about plot. it's a murder mystery that turns into a conspiracy that turns into some overarching adventure, and i got to truly stretch my nerd-wings while writing it. i think this fic represents the me that doesn't have to limit myself to references i think other people will get, or confine myself to picking one of my esoteric interests to focus on for the length of a fic. shinichi and KID are both consummate nerds. they know a lot of things about a lot of things, and i'd like to think that i do too. i enjoyed writing this fic and peppering it with things that i knew would be overlooked, left as easter eggs for fans that are a little like me. i love that i stepped out of my comfort zone and wrote this fic. i love that it taught me how to move character development at the same time as an external plot. it gave me confidence, which i don't have a lot of as a writer most days.

3. the courtship ritual of the hercules beetle
summary: Tooru is pretty sure he could manage the mating habits of a mosquito. It’s the mating habits of people he can’t seem to get right.

this fic is not the haikyuu fic i'm "known for". the one people generally associate with me is to be first, to be best, which was my first haikyuu fic and my first pass at oikawa's personality. i love that fic, and i'm glad people like it. this fic, hercules beetle, is not like that. it doesn't have the softness or the innocence. but i think it represents a side of oikawa i've always found fascinating, and a natural extrapolation of his self-internalizing inferiority complex. i really wanted to look at the vast gulf between his outside and inside face, and everything fell into place while i was writing this fic-- the bugs, the timeline, my own huge academic crisis. i think it's a good fic. i'm proud of it, for a myriad of reasons. it's not my best fic, but it's very much what i wanted it to be.