2009: End of Year Fic Meme
I did this last year and it's nice to go back and take a look at all the work I did. Definitely didn't write as much this year as last year; I was still new to the game in 2008. I did less this year, but it was definitely better quality. I'll have to go back and edit this once reveals for Jhols are up.
Equilibrium - Completed
Sho/Aiba, Ohno/Nino - Edo-period/Samurai AU - 38,000+ words - R
A reluctant samurai fights for love and home as life teeters on the brink of a civil war.
Nino/Miharu (OC of Lydia's) - Great Big Arashi Family AU - 2,147 words - R
Nino and Miharu's first time. The scene from Six Months to Glory that deserved to be written.
Ohno/Nino - 1,123 words - PG
Nino makes a mistake and it costs him everything.
Just Do It
Aiba/Nino - 721 words - R
Nino just wants Aiba to do it.
One of Those Days
Jun/Nino - 1,375 words - R
Jun's having one of those days and has needs.
Sho/Ohno/Nino - for sei_shoku's June contest - ~1000 words - R
Nino has a surprise waiting for him at home and it's just what he wanted.
Jun/Nino - for jentfic_remix - ~3,500 words - PG
Nino takes Jun on one last trip to Hong Kong.
Life & Coffee Spoons
Ohno/Nino, Gene - for je_holiday 2009 - ~15,000 words - PG
A story of five guys, self-realization, determination, love and caffeine.
Hands On Experimentation
Nino's innocent obsession.
In which Sho loses a bet.
my favorite story this year (of my own): I'd have to say Life & Coffee Spoons. I spent so much time on this (arrr 3 months) and it really paid off. primroseshows absolutely loved it and I've gotten so much great feedback from readers. I've set a new bar for myself.
my best story this year: Again, Life & Coffee Spoons. Three months of hard work and it shows. The other one is Self-Preservation. I had this grandiose idea of what I wanted to do and somehow managed to pull it off. The original author loved my spin on her work so that made it all worth it.
story most tragically underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: Like I said last year, Equilibrium. I'm a history nerd and love period work but it's a hard thing to do well. It needs a lot of work still, and I do want to go back and add to it and make it better.
most fun story: Just Do It because never have I seen anyone work the word "urology" into a fic.
most sexy story: One of Those Days. I guess this wins by default because I didn't write much porn this year. More than a few flail-comments about how dirty it was; I think the fact that I didn't soak it in euphemism was the reason for that. And it's written from a personal experience so that helps too.
story with single sexiest moment: Again, One of Those Days. Best blowjob I've ever written.
most unintentionally *telling* story: Simplicity. I wanted to make it into sexy times and it would have been wonderful but I couldn't bring myself to do it. That's the kind of relationship I want.
"holy crap, that's *wrong*, even for you" story: None this year. Tragedy.
story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: JE Holiday fic. I talked and brainstormed for ages and ages with aeslis about it. I am so sick of the stereotypes that have become so ingrained in Arashi fandom and I wanted to break out of the habits I know I have. I wanted something more dynamic and realistic. I know one person said she felt my Nino was a little out of character, but I have to disagree. I've taken the time to read more articles and watch interviews more closely and that helped a lot.
hardest story to write: Brilliance. I wrote this for Lydia because I knew she never would. I know what she will and won't read and so I had to walk a very fine line with this one. I knew I wanted to keep it tasteful and sweet because I didn't want to offend Lydia; I was borrowing her OC, something I've never done before. Essentially I was writing in her AU and didn't want to fuck it up.
worst story: Simplicity. Totally not what I set out to do but I couldn't bring myself to scrap it. It's okay, but I could have done more.
easiest story to write: Life & Coffee Spoons. There were some parts that I got stuck, but overall it was a breeze. Everything came together so effortlessly. I had to stop checking the word count because I couldn't believe how fast it was growing and there was still so much left to write. It helped that I had a great brainstorm beforehand and wrote out a plan.
story i'd like to revise: Equilibrium. Make it less history textbooky and melodramatic.
story i didn't write but will at some point, i swear: Oh god, where do I start this list? The one on the top of my head is the Amazing Survivor AU collabo with littlealex.
first story you wrote this year: Since Equilibrium was already a WIP, it was Brilliance.
last story you wrote this year: JE holiday! I have wrote nothing but that since September. And honestly, I'm not really itching to do anything else--though I do have a dreamy Ohmiya AU WIP thing I should get back to. Maybe that'll be my first fic of 2010.