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Subject:Fic Summary 2008
Time:06:47 pm

Okay, so everyone else is doing those fic round up memes, so I figured I might as well do one, too. Here it is, the liketheriver 2008 fanfic summary.

 

Fics Posted: 31


Fics Published in Zines: 1

Total Word Count: ~257,800

Comics Written: 2

So, here's my opinion on the fics I wrote this past year.... 

Best Written FicSlither. Okay, technically, I wrote this in….hmmmm, 2006 for a zine published in 2007, but it was posted online in 2008 and I think it’s one of my best fics I’ve ever written. It’s also the very first solo slash fic I wrote, so it holds a special place in my heart for that reason alone.

Most Romantic Fic: Again, that would have to be Slither because that’s really what that fic was… pure romance with h/c, ust, angst, and snark thrown in. Runner up is On the Brink, even though it is preslash.

Hottest Sex Scene: Definitely Maintaining Control, which was really tame in comparison to a lot of porn out there, but for me, it was the most graphic I’d ever written. Runner up would probably be Slither.

Most Fun to Write: Of course, my comics, A Mother’s Love and That Which Does Not Kill Us are always tons of fun, but for true fic it has to be Don Juan McKay and Other Universal Improbabilities. How can you not have fun writing a purely gen fic in which John and Rodney get married? But more than that, creating the characters and legends of Al’amenda was tons of fun, too. Runner up for most fun would be Supplemental Education because the boys teaching Torren to curse brought up so many memories from my own life.

The Fic I was Surprised by How Much People Liked It: Thanks For the Memories. I mean, yes, I’m fond of it, too, but it was probably the most popular fic I wrote this year. Runner up would be Sibling Rivalry. People found it much funnier that I ever thought they would.

The Fic I Loved and Readers Really Didn’t Seem to Care ForRules of Engagement. This one was pure h/c and McShep love that just made me happy and had the fewest comments on any fic I wrote this year. Runner up would be Battle of Canaan’s Bluff. Yes it was a pure AU western and yes it was told from Canaan/Kanaan’s POV and yes it was written in a highly accented voice and I think any of those would have turned off readers, but for some reason I really loved it and wouldn’t have changed any of those things.

The One I Really Want to Eventually Write a Sequel ToNever Wanted to Dance (With Nobody but You) Gen fic that is just dying for a slashy follow up.

The WTF??? Fic of the YearLove Among the Inanimate. Because I don’t write crack, I really, really don’t, and yet I wrote John/Rodney as a power cord and a surge protector having sex. And yet, somehow, it worked for me. Runner up would have to be Three Wishes because I don’t write genderswitch either... although this is not your normal genderswitch by any means.

Best Original Character: I really enjoyed creating Major Slater in Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda but I think the most well rounded were the OCs in Don Juan McKay and Other Universal Improbabilities.

Best John CharacterizationThanks for the Memories… John POV following his return after the Last Man.

Best Rodney Characterization: This was a hard one, but I think I settled on Slither yet again. But maybe Requisite Items… or Don Juan McKay… or Mad Science…Hell, I really don’t know. No! Wait! The Geek’s and Goon’s Guide the Baby and Child Care….Rodney with an egg on in a baby carrier on his chest! Sure, it’s a likethekoschka fic, but I write the Rodney sections, so it counts!  That’s my final answer.

Best Teyla CharacterizationOther Worlds… Teyla POV during Prodigal.

Best Ronon Characterization: Another hard one but I think it could be I’ll Take You Dreaming because I love his tough love scene with John near the end.

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chopchica
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Time:2009-01-18 03:35 am (UTC)
You know, I'd always wondered how you and koschka split the writing!

I haven't read Rules of Engagement yet because I'm so excited about it that I'm saving it for when I need a guaranteed awesome comfort read (I tend to do that a lot with fics I know I'll love - which means it happens a lot with yours).

Slither is my favorite fic by you as well, but honestly, I don't think you've ever written anything that I haven't loved. Gift Horses/Careful Wishing, Slither, The Pegasus Device, everything by likethekoschka - they're all coming to my desert island. I'm not the greatest with feedback, but I wanted you to know that your fics helped make my 2008 a whole lot better. Thank you so much.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2009-01-18 03:54 am (UTC)
I always find it funny how many people don't know how we split up the writing of the Geeks and Goons Guides because it is soooo obvious to me. I think our writing styles are very different and distinct but alot of people just don't see it. So, yes, I write Rodney and Carson and, actually, Miko once, and Kos writes John's and Radek's POVs. Oh, and I'm responsible for the addendums at the beginning.

Rules of Engagement was one I really didn't know why it was received so poorly... the people who did comment seemed to really enjoy it, but there were just so few who did comment that the only conclusion I can come to is that it's a dud. Oh, well, I enjoyed it and the secret santa recipient enjoyed it, so that's all that mattered.

Slither really is one of those fics that always comes up on the top of list for the ones I'm most proud of, regardless of the limited feedback I received (but that's par for the course for zine fics I've found.) So, I'm glad you enjoyed it and the others so much. Thanks! BTW, another one that always ends up on that of personal faves list is Pegasus Device. *G*
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chopchica
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Time:2009-01-18 05:43 am (UTC)
My bet is Rules of Engagement didn't get a huge response because it was posted in the middle of a glut of secret santa/yuletide fics, and a lot of people missed it.

Mmm, now I want to reread Geeks and Goons. I don't suppose there's going to be another one at some point?
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d_odyssey
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Time:2009-01-18 04:07 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you did this list. I see some I missed - including the secret santa one. I got so behind at Christmas this year. I love your work so now I can make up for any misses. Can't wait to read Rules of Engagement - h/c yay!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2009-01-20 01:06 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy the fic!
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spacedmonkey
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Time:2009-01-18 04:13 pm (UTC)
I had never read Slither until today and I have no idea why because I knew it was there and I always read your stuff. A new fic from you is like being a kid at Chrsitmas and I never want them to end.

Adored both Rules of Engagement and Battle of Canaan's Bluff but thenb I'm a sucker for both H/C and anything Civil War related, even indirectly and I blame you completely for the fact that I will now give AUs a go. Although that was Pegasus Device that did that, not Battle. :)

And if there's anyway to bribe you to write the sequal to Never Wanted to Dance, I would do it. I have no shame. :)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2009-01-20 01:09 am (UTC)
Well, I hope you enjoyed Slither and the Never Wanted to Dance sequel is on my "to do" list. As to the AUs, I'm still not a fan in general, even though I've written 3 now. Isn't that odd? I really have no idea where these AU ideas come from, but I end up having a blast writing them.
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