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01 January 2011 @ 08:00 pm
2010 fics and a fic meme!  
I snagged this idea (and the meme) from ladygawain. Under the cut is all the fics I wrote in 2010 (they're all Smallville, of course!) and a fic meme! :D

Fics Written in 2010

Chloe/Bart:
Just to See You Smile
I'm Only Happy When You Smile

Chloe/Oliver:
A Break From Reality
A Special Gift
His Little Girl
I'm Yours
In a Flash
Lonely No More
The Right Choice

Chloe/Tess:
Dirty Little Secret
Playing With Fire

Clark/Lois:
A Weekly Tradition
From the Heart
Getting It Right
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Making It Through
Need You Now
Picking the Right Moment
Stuffed Animal
Toasting to a Brighter Future
Worth the Wait

Clark/Oliver:
A Moment Like This
A Nudge in the Right Direction
Always By Your Side
Chocolate Kisses
Escape to Paradise
Feelings Show
For the Next Fifty Years
His Mother's Son
Home is Where the Heart Is
I'll See You in My Dream (WIP)
In Love ... All Bets Are Off Ch 11 (WIP)
Made With Love
Moving Forward
Never Too Late
No More Hiding
Once in a Lifetime
The Best is Yet to Come
The Blonde Curse
The Double Date
The Gift
When Worlds Collide
Underneath the Stars
You Belong With Me
You Found Me

Lois/Oliver:
Dancing in the Rain
Not Just a River in Egypt
Taking Charge

Lois/Tess:
Learning the Truth
Several Weaknesses ... Only a Few Regrets

Other Pairings:
Getting It (Chloe/Lana)
Hold On (Clark/Lois/Oliver)
In Every Sense of the Word (Clark/Bruce, SV/TDK)

Gen:
Happy Mother's Day (Clark, Martha)
Her First Word (Chloe, Lois, Moira)
Parting Words (Lois-centric, Clark)
Sticking Together (Chloe, Lois)
What We've Become (Clark, Lex)

Fanfic Meme:

01. Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
Definitely more, because at the beginning of 2010, I was still on what I thought would be a permanent hiatus from fandom. I didn't think I'd come back, much less write fic again.

02. What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January?
Chloe/Tess. I've only written two so far but I never imagined that ship together before, mostly because I hadn't seen season 9 yet. This is why I enjoy taking requests, because it exposes me to new prompts and ideas that I had not thought of before. I mean, I shipped Tess with other females but for some reason, Chloe hadn't struck me. When I saw s9 and thought of their characters, I really realized that it would work.

03. What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?
Probably 'Never Too Late', because it was the fic that inspired me to come back to fandom. I really liked getting into Oliver's head. I was very angry at him post-'Doomsday'. The fic was Clark/Ollie but it was mostly Ollie-centric and it helped me work out some of my issues with the way he was being portrayed on the show. Plus, I love The Christmas Carol and I've always wanted to do a fic with that theme.

Also, I like 'I'll See You in My Dreams'. Other than b'day fics, I honestly write for myself and that particular plot, even though it's still a WIP, I just went for because I wanted to do it.

04. Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I don't know ... I mean, I wrote pairings that I hadn't really written before. But I don't think I took any real risks.

05. Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year?
I want to write for fandoms outside of Smallville. Also, within Smallville fandom, I want to test out some new ships that I have always wanted to write. I'd also like to finish 'In Love ... All Bets Are Off' because I have been dragging that story out for too long and it's driving me crazy.

I would also like to get closer to finishing some of my challenge tables.

06. From my past year of writing, what was...

Best
I can't say ... I'm terrible at judging my own fic but I guess 'Escape to Paradise'?

Most popular
In my LJ, my Clark/Ollie fics always get the most feedback, relative to the other ones, though I think the Clois story, 'Picking the Right Moment' did pretty well too.

Most underappreciated by the universe
Probably any Lois/Tess fics I've written, but they're a small ship and I didn't crosspost to other comms yet, as per the rules of the challenge. At least that's far as oneshots. I don't really count the ficlets, though they are listed above.

Most fun
'A Nudge in the Right Direction', because I had fun with the idea. I also liked writing 'The Double Date', even though it was short. Ollie/Clark & Lois/Tess going on a double date amuses me and I liked writing Ollie whining to Clark.

Most disappointing
'When Worlds Collide'. I just wanted to get it done before the episode aired but I really do believe that I rushed the fic and it could've been better.

Most sexy
I don't do sexy fics. Smut and me are worlds apart so I'm skipping this question.

Story with the single sweetest moment
Ollie singing to his daughter in 'His Little Girl'? My stories tend to have a lot of fluff but writing that made me smile.

Biggest surprise
Probably Ollie's parents being alive in 'I'll See You In My Dreams'. Only a few people weren't shocked at the twist.

Hardest to write
'Several Weaknesses ... Only a Few Regrets'. I love Lois/Tess but I have a hard time writing them. Mostly because I can't get Tess's voice down. She's very difficult for me to write.

Favorite angst
I don't think I wrote any angst this year. Maybe "Parting Words" or "What We've Become"?

That's all from me for now! Take care, flist! :D
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bradygirl_12: superman--green arrow (together as heroebradygirl_12 on January 2nd, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
You wrote quite a bit this year! You should be proud! :)

I like your focus on Smallville, though definitely wouldn't mind you tackling new pairings. I see it this way: write the pairings you love most, but give some new ones a try now and again, and you can end up surprising yourself! After all, I actually wrote Clark/Ollie and Lois/Tess for the first time a month ago! ;)

I'm glad you're writing again, hon! You definitely have a style that is refreshing. :)
svgurl: clark & ollie OTPsvgurl on January 5th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
You wrote quite a bit this year! You should be proud! :)
♥ I was fortunate; my muses came back and stuck around for longer than I thought. I guess I just took advantage of them, because once they're gone, they can be gone for a while.

I like your focus on Smallville, though definitely wouldn't mind you tackling new pairings.
Well, there are some Smallville ships that I still want to try to write, especially in the f/f department. One of my old challenge tables is the15pairings one and the fandom I chose (obviously) was Smallville. So if I ever get around to it, I'm definitely going to have to go out of my comfort zone, as far as ships go. But I would love to test new fandoms too. Unsure of what though!

I see it this way: write the pairings you love most, but give some new ones a try now and again, and you can end up surprising yourself!
That's very good advice. It's intimidating though, as a lot of the ships I love have tons of fic and I don't know how I will live up. Clark/Ollie is easier, since there isn't a lot out there, which is also why I feel the need to keep writing them.

After all, I actually wrote Clark/Ollie and Lois/Tess for the first time a month ago! ;)
True! And you did an amazing job too! I don't think there's a pairing out there that you can't write though.

I'm glad you're writing again, hon! You definitely have a style that is refreshing. :)
Aww, thank you! That's very nice of you to say and it means a lot to me. :)
bradygirl_12: batwoman (elegant)bradygirl_12 on January 6th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
If you don't feel comfortable writing in a new fandom, stick with the new pairings within Smallville. :)

Ah ha! Checked your tags. You have written Clark/Bruce. I wouldn't mind seeing more of that pairing from you. :)

Have you considered a bit of world-building? Take your characters and put them in a totally different setting for some fresh insight? I know that AUs freshen things up for me. SV has great opportunity for that, but if you like a certain period of history that appeals to you, you could try that. And with your love of Indian culture, you could write them in an Indian setting.

Anyway, a new year is a great time for trying new things! You sound ready for it, though I love your standard pairings. :)

Edited at 2011-01-06 07:11 pm (UTC)
svgurl: lois in greensvgurl on January 7th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
If you don't feel comfortable writing in a new fandom, stick with the new pairings within Smallville. :)
Solid advice. *g* I guess I will have to see what my muses say. :)

Ah ha! Checked your tags. You have written Clark/Bruce. I wouldn't mind seeing more of that pairing from you. :)
Oh, yeah, I did- once. LOL I will definitely try to write some Clark/Bruce in the upcoming year, though Bruce is a difficult voice for me to get down. Still, I have a few ideas. Just have to get them from my head onto a Word document.

Have you considered a bit of world-building? Take your characters and put them in a totally different setting for some fresh insight? I know that AUs freshen things up for me. SV has great opportunity for that, but if you like a certain period of history that appeals to you, you could try that.
Hmm, that's a good idea. I will have to consider it. AUs can definitely be fun. I've never done a complete AU though. There's a first time for everything, right?

And with your love of Indian culture, you could write them in an Indian setting.
I never thought of that! Though my parents left India when I was two and even though we do visit, I'd probably have to do some research. ;)

Anyway, a new year is a great time for trying new things! You sound ready for it, though I love your standard pairings. :)
For sure! And thank you- I have a bunch of fics that I have to finish with my regular pairings but maybe after that, I can try some things.
bradygirl_12: Lois & Supermanbradygirl_12 on January 7th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I did- once. LOL I will definitely try to write some Clark/Bruce in the upcoming year, though Bruce is a difficult voice for me to get down. Still, I have a few ideas. Just have to get them from my head onto a Word document.

Heh, as for Bruce's voice, add a dash of snark and some wibble once in awhile and you're good. ;)

Hmm, that's a good idea. I will have to consider it. AUs can definitely be fun. I've never done a complete AU though. There's a first time for everything, right?

Absolutely! :)

And with your love of Indian culture, you could write them in an Indian setting.
I never thought of that! Though my parents left India when I was two and even though we do visit, I'd probably have to do some research. ;)


Research is half the fun! :)

Anyway, a new year is a great time for trying new things! You sound ready for it, though I love your standard pairings. :)
For sure! And thank you- I have a bunch of fics that I have to finish with my regular pairings but maybe after that, I can try some things


That's great! I love that you came back onto LJ last year and while your stories are icing on the cake, best of all, you're here! :)

*hugs*
svgurl: Bruce Prince Charmingsvgurl on January 8th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Heh, as for Bruce's voice, add a dash of snark and some wibble once in awhile and you're good. ;)
So a bit like Ollie then? LOL I appreciate the advice and will keep it in mind! :D

There this is medieval AU that I've always wanted to do ... maybe I will seriously consider it.

Research is half the fun! :)
True! Even if it can get frustrating, lol.

That's great! I love that you came back onto LJ last year and while your stories are icing on the cake, best of all, you're here! :)
Aww, that's very sweet of you to say. I am glad to be back and missed you all very much.

*hugs*
bradygirl_12: jla (lj)bradygirl_12 on January 8th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
So a bit like Ollie then? LOL I appreciate the advice and will keep it in mind! :D

*laughs*

Ollie was the 'Batman-Lite' version of the Golden and Silver Ages by having an Arrow Car, an Arrow Cave, and an Arrow Signal (I kid you not). He was a single, wealthy playboy who lost his parents (not sure if they died in a plane crash as in SV) and when he went down in a crash on a deserted island, learned how to survive and made a bow and arrow so that he could hunt for food. He practiced all the time and became a master archer by the time he was rescued. He became the guardian of an orphaned boy (Roy Harper), who became his crimefighting sidekick.

He and Bruce have clashed a lot over the years because despite their surface differences (Ollie's a liberal political activist in past comics canon and rants a lot, while Bruce tends to say little), they are very much alike underneath, probably why they have squabbles and haven't killed each other yet. ;)

The medieval AU sounds like fun! And you're worth the sweetness. :)

Edited at 2011-01-08 02:42 am (UTC)
svgurl: ollie superhero playboysvgurl on January 8th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC)
Wow, even an Arrow Signal? That is too funny!

not sure if they died in a plane crash as in SV
They did. It was revealed that Lionel tampered with the plane, because of Veritas and wanting to find/keep the Traveler to himself.

I do like that Ollie is a liberal though! :D

The medieval AU sounds like fun!
It's something that has been bouncing in my head for a while. I like the idea of Ollie as a knight. Your comment made me remember it!

And you're worth the sweetness. :)
*blushes* You're always too good to me and you know you're one of my favorite people. ♥♥♥
bradygirl_12: superman--green arrow (together as heroebradygirl_12 on January 8th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ollie as a liberal makes me smile very much! :)

Ollie as a knight is perfect! He's got the swagger. :)

That icon is SO true! *laughs*
svgurl: oliver too sexy for his shirtsvgurl on January 9th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Ollie as a knight is perfect! He's got the swagger. :)
He really does. I also have a thing for Clark (or rather Kal-El) being royalty too. :D

That icon is SO true! *laughs*
Isn't it? I thought it'd be appropriate for our conversation. duskwillow made it. :D
bradygirl_12: christian (open-necked shirt)bradygirl_12 on January 9th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Clark could pull off royalty. The House of El sounds pretty powerful to me. If he'd been raised on Krypton, he'd probably be Bruce and Ollie's equal in social status.

Prettttyyyy! :)
svgurl: king clarksvgurl on January 9th, 2011 09:40 am (UTC)
From the research I've done, I have realized the same thing. He definitely would've been in a very powerful family should Krypton have existed. Though I like the shy, down to earth farmboy. :D

It's snaggable! :)
bradygirl_12: christian (open-necked shirt)bradygirl_12 on January 9th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
I like him as the shy farmboy, too. :)

To be honest, I think his personality is best suited for that. While Bruce and Ollie seem comfortable with their roles as princes, Clark is far more comfortable in red flannel and jeans. :)

Yay for snaggable! Thanks! :)
svgurl: clark black shirt flysvgurl on January 10th, 2011 01:02 am (UTC)
Clark is definitely more comfortable as he is. I'm writing an AU where Krypton exists and it's difficult making him sound not so Clark and more like Kal-El.

Yay for snaggable! Thanks! :)
NP! Most of my icons are, so if you like, feel free to take. :D
bradygirl_12: christian (mischievous smile)bradygirl_12 on January 10th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like the sound of that AU! I enjoy AUs in which Clark gets to be Kal of Krypton and still have his parents and grow up in Kryptonian culture. Interesting to see the similarities and differences of his personality from what we know.

Thanks for the icon info! I'll definitely keep that in mind! ;)
svgurl: clark superman blacksvgurl on January 13th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! It is for this Big Bang I'm doing. But yes, I do enjoy Krypton fics for the exact reasons you mentions, though there doesn't seem to be a lot out there.

Thanks for the icon info! I'll definitely keep that in mind! ;)
Well, I don't make my icons (since I don't have that particular skill nor the patience to learn) so they're not really mine, lol. They're all credited too so you can just take whatever appeals to you. :D
bradygirl_12: superman (pink k)bradygirl_12 on January 13th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
I guess we prefer Clark as our Kansa farmboy, but the Kal of Krypton thing can be a nice change-of-pace. It's especially fun when other characters like Bruce or Ollie or Lois encounter Kal, and you see which dynamics are different and which remain the same.

Icons Forever! :)
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svgurl: clark/lois 'committed'svgurl on January 5th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
Aww, that's very nice of you to say! Thank you. I'm glad you like my fics. Those are just what I wrote last year though. I have an entire list of my fics linked on my sidebar, if you're interested. Though I'm not sure that's updated, lol. :D
hamarakissahamarakissa on January 4th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Happy New Year!

You wrote a lot last year - fantastic work! <3
svgurl: lois 'hex'svgurl on January 5th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you too! ♥

You wrote a lot last year - fantastic work! <3
Thank you! I guess my muses were just working and I take advantage of them when they are around. :D