Jan. 1st, 2014

gwyn: (walken wonderland)
I mentioned last week that I planned to steal [personal profile] raveninthewind's 31 Flavors reccing meme idea for January. It seems like a great month to try it--it's 31 days long, post-Yuletide so there are lots of things to rec, and Festivids happens mid-month so there will be vids soon too. I'm not certain, being that I'm not the most widely read fan around, that I can do it complete justice and offer 31 different fandoms, but I will certainly try, and if I get a bit enthusiastic about Pacific Rim, hopefully you'll indulge me.

But you know, it's a ton more fun if people join me--I'd love to see some other folks do 31 recs of different fan works on their own. I really love seeing recs, even for things I'm not into. I hate how bookmarking took over fan culture, because they say nothing about why people are enthusiastic about something. So let's rec!

My first one is actually for a non Yuletide story.

Reformation (4409 words) by Speranza
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Luther (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: John Luther/Alice Morgan
Additional Tags: First Time, Episode Tag, Case Fic, Serial Killers

"Oh," she breathes finally, gleeful and scandalised, both. "You love me. Oh, poor you."

I was definitely in the mood for John/Alice fic when Speranza wrote this, and it didn't disappoint me at all--it was so perfectly in character and the voices are so precisely them it kind of took my breath away. Alice is every bit the clever psychopath but also kind of undone by her gleeful obsession with Luther. And there's a really interesting shift to an outsider POV that works perfectly in the context of the story, so that we see Alice and John through a completely different experience. It feels very much like how their story really will go post-series. It also starts with a scorching hot sex scene, so there's that. ;-)
gwyn: (hearts wizzicons)
This was definitely the most active fan fiction year I've had in a very long time. A lot of people know that when my twin sister died some years ago, my creativity sort of died as well -- I've participated in Yuletide and made vids, but it's been a serious struggle to write. Downright agonizing. But I've plugged along, writing something outside of Yuletide for the first time last year when I wrote a little Loki & Pepper Avengers story.

And it was the same kind of year, going along, making vids, until July happened. I didn't expect it, but man did I fall hard for Pacific Rim. I was just obsessed, still am, and it's been weird, because I don't know anyone else in the fandom with my pairing interest that I can spend time around talking about it, or anyone who's at the obsesso level I still am at. I'm the kind of person who really needs to squee with people. Still, I have a third part of a story kind-of series coming up, and more vids I want to make, and I guess you could say Pacific Rim changed my life, because suddenly, for the first time since my sister died, I felt like I could create, I felt the overwhelming DESIRE to create, particularly in writing. I can't tell you how monumental that feeling has been, and I wish I could share it with people.

Yuletide reveal and year in review for fic and vids )
And I guess that's it? Not too bad for someone who's had such a hard time creating.

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