jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (Avengers - Tony amazed)
Over on Ao3 (Archive of Our Own), I have been putting many works of fanfic, mostly in the Avengers fandom. Over the past two years, I had been working on two extended AU stories that had ended up in the 40k+ word count range. But at the end of 2013/2014 I stalled out on them for multiple reasons. My husband and I were in the process of starting to get our house on the market. We were looking for a house to buy. I was going to a bi-weekly writer's group with the eventual intention of taking a short piece of original fiction and turn it into a novel with intent to publish. I took a promotion at work, becoming the shift leader for my work group. My fanfiction writing, as a consequence, took a hit. Two multi-chaptered stories with plot arcs and loving care went into limbo. I did shorter pieces for a while, but finally decided to set myself a deadline. Before the clock clicked over to 2016, I would update and finish these two stories.

And, by gum, I have! As of my 35th birthday on the 28th of December, Iron-Hard Man and Recovery are finally finished. They couldn't be more different in tone, and I think I was working on them simultaneously for some balance. Both are Tony Stark-centric Avengers stories, both are AUs, but there the similarity ends.

Recovery is an ABO rape-recovery, following the fairly harrowing Addiction. After Steve forcibly turned Tony into an omega in Addiction, Recovery chronicles the immediate and short-term aftermath and the consequences. It's a damn dark fic, and despite some light shining through, I would not recommend it for those feeling down. This was my exploration into some of the darker twists an ABO world would take.

Iron-Hard Man is a canon-character background AU. Tony Stark, instead of creating weapons for most of his life, instead chose to become the world's premiere sex-toy mogul. As the CEO and chief researcher for Stark Naked Industries, no one would ever suspect that behind the doors of Tony's private workshop, he's been working on a suit of armor to fight against the weapons of his father's legacy... While most of the other Avengers cleave close to canon in this one, Tony gets to be both more innocent and gleefully snarky. He's a virgin the battlefield, but can recommend 1,001 ways to get you off. Also, JARVIS is a sex machine and Bruce uses all of Tony's toys. This was a hoot to write because Tony got to approach everyone differently than he would have with his canon background, and I had a God-given right, nay, responsibility, to write filthy sex scenes in every chapter.

I have achieved deadlines, broken through my year-long writer's block, and I'm feeling like 2016's going to be a damn fine year! :D
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (WritingIsHard)
So, in December I posted what I had intended to be the final chapter of a series I had started waaaaaaay back in 2006. I got some good comments on it, some great responses from people who'd been with me during the main writing of the long story of the series for two years. And then I got some other responses.

Lemme rant... )
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (OMGWTFBBQ)
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jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (Beeeeeeees!)
A little while ago, I posted a Sherlock (BBC) fic entitled Broken. A bit later, [livejournal.com profile] xmooncake PMed me and asked if, being a Chinese fan of the show, it could be translated for a website and blog for fans of the show. I was tickled pink, and now it's up here: Broken in Chinese!
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (WritingIsHard)
Comments are great things. For those fic writers here on LJ, comments are often our lifeblood. They give us a reason to keep writing, encouragement that we're on the right track, and just let us know that in the whole wide world, someone else finds our efforts worthy of notice. For a lot of us, that's all we want. And a comment is far more meaningful than a simple kudos or "like" vote. But let me discuss a couple different kinds of comments that invite more discussion. Specifically the concrit comment and the "but you're not a telepath!" comment.

Commentary about commenting )
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (Luke and Lyle)
These are some extra cut scenes from Get Your Money's Worth. These were things that didn't quite fit in the main narrative, but I thought were interesting/hot anyway and wanted to include.

The first is background for the world, as in why it's a slave society where Specials rule and humans drool. It was just such an exposition bomb that it stopped the narrative in its tracks, and the only way I could think to include it was in the conversation with Luke and Claire, where it still would have been rather random and out of place. But I sort of liked it and wanted to put it somewhere, so it's here.

Claire's History Lesson )
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The second one is basically a flashback to Lyle's sexual training class, with Nathan as his teacher. I didn't include it because it took away from the main thrust of the narrative, as well as being pretty much Nathan/Lyle, which was not on the menu for the list of requested pairings. But it's hot, and I thought some people might like it, so here it is!

Lyle's Control is Tested )
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (Cooking)
So, sometime in the future, when some other fic duties are discharged, I'm going to write a Heroes-themed Iron Chef America story, where some of our favorite Heroes battle it out in Kitchen Stadium for culinary supremicy. As in all Iron Chef battles, the chefs are given a "Secret Ingredient" and then have 60 minutes to create five unique dishes based on that ingredient. This fic will require some research, but first I need to pick the Secret Ingredient so I know where to focus my queries. Or rather, I need so solicit your opinions. Tell me, what should the chefs cook? And please, feel very free to leave specific suggestions in the comments!

[Poll #1605542]
jaune_chat: My cat Timothy, a cream-and-tan mackrel tabby (PayingAttention - Dr.Zoidberg)
I stole this from [livejournal.com profile] ewinfic, who stole it from [livejournal.com profile] bellonablack and now it's mine! Because I like talking about myself. ;-D

"Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection (and a fic/chapter title, please). I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track."

I can't promise it will be totally fascinating, and you might get one of those sections of the commentary when the director is just sitting in silence or babbles on about her cat or something, but you could get lucky! Play as many times as you like!

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