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January 13th, 2017

A quick reminder that this comm is also available on Dreamwidth under the same name, if you're moving over there!

How has the writing gone this week? I've gotten not as much done as I'd liked, added about 5 new ideas to my "write this" file without cleaning anything off the board, but that's okay because I have a lot of things I want to write! This is a good situation. And I'm about 2,000 words into my Big Bang with the first check-in tomorrow, so I'm feeling not ecstatic about it, but at least progress is being made. I hope things are coming along well for you!

December 30th, 2016

Posting late because it's my holidays here and I promptly lost track of the days, yay!

2016 is nearly over! Rather than looking back, let's look forward: what are your hopes/plans/resolutions for 2017, writing-wise or fandom-wise or whatever-wise?

I want to finish this Superbat Big Bang by March, but other than that I have very few plans, to be honest. Going to avoid doing challenges and such as much as possible, because I'm not at all certain the extra pressure will be helpful. Probably I'll allow myself to be self-indulgent and write more small pieces and canon tags in the most active fandom--I somehow had convinced myself that anything under 1000 words wasn't worth posting, that I should be writing longer plotty pieces. And then I went back and looked at my early DC work and LOTS of them are just vignettes and moments written for the sheer joy of it, and I love a lot of them! No more short-fic-shaming for me! :D

December 23rd, 2016

How goes with everyone as the year draws to a close? Next week I'll find one of those end-of-the-year memes and discuss it here, perhaps! I've been writing short vignettes this week and enjoying it a lot. though I'm not sure which if any I will post--I've been trying to practice expanding my range of characters, but it always seems like the vignettes I like best and which resonate most are with the same rather small circle of characters. I guess that's natural, but it's a bit frustrating as well! How are things with you?

December 9th, 2016

What pairing would you like to write for that you never have?

Hm, I can't think of many because almost everything I like I dabbled in at least a little! I've only glanced along Apollo/Midnighter and I'd like to write more of them. Same with Bruce/Selina, who I love but find hard to write.

How's your writing going this week? Mine has been very stalled--I've done some big Bang planning and forged ahead slowly on other things, but it's not really a writing-heavy time of year. I hope your writing life is more productive and your not-writing-life is relatively hassle-free!

December 2nd, 2016

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate it! November is over and 2016 is nearly over!

This week I'm asking about favorite tropes, mostly because I felt like taking this trope sorter test again and seeing what I came up with. Listing only my top ten yields a fairly predictable set:

1 Fake Dating/Fake Marriage Accidentally Turns Into Feelings
2 Sex Pollen
3 Hurt/Comfort
4 Fake Out Make Out
5 Seemingly Unrequited Pining
6 Amnesia
7 'Groundhog Day'/Karmic Time Warp
8 Trapped in an Elevator/Snowed-In Cabin/etc
9 Loyalty Kink
10 Enemies to Friends to Lovers

What are your results if you feel like it, and what are you working on this week? I don't have anything ready to post (alas!) because Yuletide took up a lot of my energy (I do have four Yuletide stories written, so I feel good about that!). And things are going slowly on the writing front in general but I'm confident I'll find some time soon to work on my alien sex party fic, muahaha.

November 11th, 2016

So. How are you? Are you taking care of yourself? Have you been able to write anything? I sat down yesterday and made lifeless, deadwood words appear on my screen for a little while, then deleted them because the idea of love conquering all seemed like nothing but a cruel joke. Maybe some other day. I'd love to hear that you've been able to create something, though!

November 4th, 2016

What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with? Or, I would say, what's the weirdest bit of worldbuilding you've ever come up with? Either way, what's your most off-the-wall concept? (For me, easy--superheroes as wrestlers, wtf).

Still poking at my SuperBat Big Bang idea and wondering if I can make it to 8,000 words with it. Everything is else is coming smoothly but I'm suffering some pangs of anxiety with that one--I have plenty of ideas to write, but none of them seem definitely solid enough to get to 8K. We shall see! How about you?

October 28th, 2016

--What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?

Oh, it's hard for me to top Bruce with Alzheimer's locking himself in the Fortress and programming it to pretend to be the Manor so as his memory goes it can work around his memory loss and the rest of the extended family can call him and get his insight without upsetting him. Except--being the world's greatest detective--he keeps figuring out over and over again what's really going on and being horribly distressed until his mind slips away again...

Yeah, nothing I'm even considering right now is going to compare with that! In fact, I just finished posting my long Clark/Bruce movieverse series, and just finished writing a long super-romantic lush wrestling fic, and am working on Yuletide stories and just signed up for the Superbat Big Bang, so I am extremely busy in mostly good ways! How about you?

October 14th, 2016

--Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?

Only in the sense that I refuse to feel guilty about them. :D But almost everything I enjoy writing is self-indulgent and tropey in some way, most of it holdovers from reading every Regency Romance in my small town library in high school: pining, misunderstandings, stoically suffering characters with secret hearts of gold, playing with identity, "happy ever after" endings, swoony first times.

Speaking of which, I just finished up my longish moviefic which has spoonfuls of the last two, yay! And am re-committing to trying to write mostly one-shots in comic book fandom, since I'm apparently still pretty burnt out about writing longer stories. We'll see how long that resolution lasts...

Oh, and is anyone doing Yuletide and/or NaNo? I got my Yuletide assignment and am psyched and will probably be writing them a treat to boot, so that's good!

October 7th, 2016

--Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic of yours?

Or to talk about what you like and/or dislike in the h/c genre! I think my favorite h/c I've written is probably "Chalcedony," where Bruce has a high fever and starts using Biblical language from his childhood to talk about Clark, who is so worried that he's oblivious to what Bruce is implying. I like h/c best when you're in the point of view of the person not hurt and most of the point of the story is to watch the unhurt person suffering second-hand agonies over having to see the other person suffer, if that makes sense.

I have written little h/c this week, but lots and lots and lots of angst! Fun times! I hope your week has been going well (angstily or not) too!
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