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Oh, god, I honestly can't believe it's 2017 already. Thank whatever powers might exist that the clusterfuck of 2016 is over - and that's honestly all I want to say about the past year. Pretty sure most people agree with me.

But! Snowflake is back! :D This is honestly one of the highlights for the start of the year and I'm grateful to everyone who stepped up as a new mod because I really needed this. That's definitely not a criticism of [personal profile] akamine_chan and co-runners! I understand they've had a tough year, and I also get that if you don't have the spoons, you don't have the spoons and need to step back and engage in some self-care. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that and whoever tells you otherwise is lying. *hugs for you all*

Fandom Snowflake Challenge bannerDay 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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I'm still pleased with The Longest Night, a LoTR fanfic I wrote in 2015 for the International Fanworks Day challenge over on [livejournal.com profile] lotr_community. It came in 2nd place in the Tree and Flower Awards 2015 for Favorite Story Featuring a New Author, which was a most pleasant surprise!

Honesty, an SPN fanfic that I really need to remember to post on A03, is one I think I include in this challenge every year but it's one of my favorites. It's a drabble based around Dean and Future!Cas' conversation in the truck during 'The End'. Future!Cas breaks my heart, he truly does.

Through the Gates, a Goblin Emperor fanfic written for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest Round 19 and based on the prompt 'It's not quite love, but it's not just duty, either.' It's about Maia and Csethiro's developing relationship, because I wanted to see more of that, dammit!

Calling Frequency, a Dead Space fanfic also written for [livejournal.com profile] smallfandomfest Round 19 and based on the prompt 'Trapped on Tau Volantis after the events of Dead Space 3, an injured Carver has to rely on Isaac for help.'. This one was challenging because a) I've only played DS3 single-player and thus only really know Carver through cut scenes and b) it's mostly dialogue and I had a hard time remembering to include actions and descriptions and not wind up with something that read like, as How Not to Write a Novel says, two disembodied brains in a jar having a conversation. But I succeeded!

For the curious, previous versions of this challenge are at the following links: 2016, 2015, 2014.
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11. Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?

Well, apart from that one Musketeers PWP, and things I wrote as a teen that shall not be spoken of, everything so far seems to be gen and slice-of-life. Oh, and some comedy: I've got a Supernatural fic about preventing the breaking of a Seal that's definitely crackfic. Also under Supernatural, Once Around the Block is light comedy, I guess?

I used to have more ideas for larger, plottier things but it's been a bit hard to write these past few years. I'm going to see about increasing my medication - not a joke, I've been on antidepressants, and stable, for about four years now - and see if it helps. I was fine for a long time, but the whole unemployment thing and associated stresses is not helpful to, well, anything.
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3. For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

  1. Transformers: It's been so long I honestly don't remember.

  2. Supernatural: Castiel. Because I can sympathise with a poor confused bastard who doesn't quite understand humanity. The drabble I wrote about Future!Cas, Honesty, is still one of my favorite things I've written.

  3. Lord of the Rings: Erestor, who's actually a character I fell in love with via other people's fanfic, which is also the reason I ship him with Glorfindel. Erestor's an interesting character to write because he only had one line in the books, we don't know that much about him, so despite that he's canon you can pretty much give him whatever characterization you want.

  4. Doctrine of Labyrinths: Mildmay. Writing Mildmay means you don't have to worry as much about grammar (he doesn't have poor grammar, necessarily, it's just very very casual) and you can swear a lot. Mildmay is a good character to write when you're frustrated.

  5. The Iron Elves Trilogy: Well, by default it'd have to be Konowa Swift-Dragon, since he's the only character in the one drabble I wrote for it. XD

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Day One

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. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Finally nerved myself up to do this one. These were all written/created under my old journal, before I found a link to it in a relative's computer history and went "oh, god...no" and moved them over here.

Once Around the Block
Summary: AR/AU: Castiel is a socially awkward computer programmer who is working on artificial intelligence, Dean is one of his AIs that takes on a mind of its own.

Written for the 2009 AU/Fusion Challenge over on [livejournal.com profile] deancastiel. I don't even remember where this came from, but I think I managed to take both characters, drop them into an entirely different situation, and still keep them IC. (This is something I struggle with, and betas are wonderful, beautiful people.)

Honesty
Summary: Cas has his reasons for letting Dean see what he does.

Sad little drabble based around Dean and Future!Cas' conversation in the truck during 'The End'. Future!Cas breaks my heart, he's the wreck and ruin of everything Castiel was, and I'm firmly convinced that the entire conversation in question came about because he knows that and wants to change it.

Cover graphic for [livejournal.com profile] evening_bat's ongoing AU Fullmetal Alchemist series, Courage So Rare. Does it count as a photomanip if no actual photos were manipulated? Just because I'd not done anything like this before.

I backdated this post to Jan 1, just because having the challenges out of order would bother me.
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Note: I originally wrote this under my other journal, but since I'm moving all my fannish stuff over here, it makes sense to mirror it here as well. Too many RL people know about the other journal anyway.

Posted here 1/10/14 and backdated to the original publish date.


Title: Honesty
Characters: Future Cas
Rating: G
Word count: 100
Spoilers: Season 5 episode 4
Author's Notes: Written for prompt #18 at [livejournal.com profile] deancas100: pills
Summary: Cas has his reasons for letting Dean see what he does.

Cas isn't lying )
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Note: I originally wrote this under my other journal, but since I'm moving all my fannish stuff over here, it makes sense to mirror it here as well. Too many RL people know about the other journal anyway.

Posted here 1/10/14 and backdated to the original publish date.


Title: Focus
Characters: Dean, Castiel
Rating: G
Word Count: 100 (drabble)
Summary: Castiel's attention is always on Dean.
Author's Notes: Written for prompt #017 at [livejournal.com profile] deancas100: Snow, forest, winter, park bench.

This deep in the park forest, the winter air was still and frigid )
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Note: I originally wrote this under my other journal, but since I'm moving all my fannish stuff over here, it makes sense to mirror it here as well. Too many RL people know about the other journal anyway.

Posted here 1/10/14 and backdated to the original publish date.


Title: Chthonic Seal, or, How Dean Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept the Insanity
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Crack/Humour
Word Count: 1620
Summary: Castiel recruits Dean to help stop another seal from breaking. It's not what Dean expects.

Dean blinked at Castiel.  )
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Note: I originally wrote this under my other journal, but since I'm moving all my fannish stuff over here, it makes sense to mirror it here as well. Too many RL people know about the other journal anyway.

Posted here 1/10/14 and backdated to the original publish date.


I posted this over on [livejournal.com profile] deancastiel about, um, a month ago, and I completely forgot to mirror it here. Oops?

Title: Untitled Drabble #1
Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Crack/Humour
Word Count: 100
Summary: Castiel has always had a good sense of timing, just not always on purpose.
Author's Notes: I totally blame [livejournal.com profile] evening_bat for this. Leads me on, she does.

Read more... )


That line about being back there as a passenger? Not going to lie, that came out of my mouth once. Oops.
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Note: I originally wrote this under my other journal, but since I'm moving all my fannish stuff over here, it makes sense to mirror it here as well. Too many RL people know about the other journal anyway.

Posted here 1/10/14 and backdated to the original publish date.

I wrote this for the 2009 AU/Fusion Challenge over on [livejournal.com profile] deancastiel, and it is ALL [livejournal.com profile] intravox's fault for showing me the prompt list.

Minor spoilers from Supernatural Seasons 4/5. It's AU, so nothing from the show really is referenced except the names of the characters.

Title: Once Around the Block
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hours_gone_by (originally published under Seryan)
Rating: PG
Genre: AU/AR (AU: Castiel is a socially awkward computer programmer who is working on artificial intelligence, Dean is one of his AI's that takes on a mind of its own.)
Word Count: 1614
Summary: Approximately 25 years in the future, a shy artificial intelligence programmer named Castiel designs an AI to run his computerized house and serve as a companion, housekeeper, and occasional sounding-board. The results aren't quite what he expects.
Author's Notes: Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] intravox for beta-ing, catching where I'd messed up 'it's' and 'its', and correcting my tenses. Of course, it's also her fault for getting me into this... Also, I may love the Impala just a little too much.

Castiel had wondered about five minutes after the AI came online if it had been a mistake. )

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