Loz (lozenger8) wrote,

Self-aggrandizement gone mad...

A spin on the "first line of the first post for each month" meme -

Take the first line of the first fic you posted each month in 2006.

(I only took results from that posted in this journal, as I couldn't be bothered checking dates for flashfiction.)

January - So there’s a bar, and it’s late, and even though I don’t drink, I go in. (Original Fiction - The Bar Situation.)

February - Even though he wanted to say, "I love you. I miss you," he actually said, "make sure you take the garbage out and buy low-fat milk instead of full-cream." (Original Fiction [and a drabble, at that] - Words. Just Words.)

March - Geoffrey liked words. (Slings and Arrows/Wilby Wonderful - Here is a Wonder, if You Talk of a Wonder.)

April - When he first met him, Sam thought “ouch” and “what a bastard” and “get your hands off me, you ape”. (Life on Mars - Learn Something New Everyday.)

May - Benton awoke later than usual. (due South - Crisis of Self.)

June - 1974. (Life on Mars - Thinking in Reverse.)

July - It had seemed natural at the time. ( Life on Mars - slash - Reality Fades Softly.)

August - He doesn't say that he loves him, not with words, but the set of his shoulders forms a curved line of emotion and the way he twists his hands indicates tense anticipation. (due South - slash - What You See and Know.)

September - It had been one of those long days. (Life on Mars - slash - Thanks, That Was Fun.)

October - Sam never sleeps. (Life on Mars - The Death of Each Day's Life.)

November - He lumbered forward, breath heavy in his chest. (Original Fiction - The Unrequited Dead.)

December - Hiro believes in destiny. (Heroes - it’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine).)

Deconstructing the Results.

2006? Totally the year of writing. I couldn't have done this meme last year or the year before that. I may not have NaNo'd, but wow, I wrote quite a lot. This pleases me.

It makes it look like I write slash a lot more often than I do. Perhaps it's a beginning of the month thing? "A new month? Slash time!" It also makes it look like I write more dS fiction than I do.

All of the next answers are going to be about my Life on Mars fiction, because it has taken up the bulk of this year's writing.

My favourite story this year (of my own): Give and Take. It gives me warm fuzzies. I know it isn't perfect. (It's very naughty in the fact that it's all about the Tell and not at all about the Show.) If I were to write it again, there are things I'd change. But it seriously just fills me with warmth whenever I think about it.

My best story this year: Qu'est-ce que c'est? worked really well and was very much liked. It's difficult to judge what was 'best', because there are all sorts of factors which go into making something 'the best'. But I think Qu'est-ce que c'est? was the most successful for what I was trying to do in that situation. Also Sam + Serial Killing = Oh my, yes!

Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: I hesitate saying things like this - because there might be reasons a story wasn't appreciated that I am simply unaware of at this moment, but I was disappointed in the lack of response to "Thinking in Reverse". Oh, and then there is what was arguably my least successful story in terms of audience response - Three Films He Never Saw (All the Way Through).

Most fun story: Fun to write, or fun for others? Fun to write would be Forgetting Tomorrow. There are so many things wrong with this story, but it really was just such a great experience to write it. Um... there's also For My Automolove. Oh, and then there's Nine Things Gene Hunt Did Which Pissed Sam Off and One Way Sam Returned the Favour. And, of course, The Number You Have Dialled Has Crashed Into A Planet. For some reason I have a thing for exceptionally long titles.

Most sexy story: I don't write sexy stories. I really don't. But for a story which has sex in it, there's always "Thanks, That Was Fun".

Hardest story to write: I think that honour falls once again on "Thanks, That Was Fun". Fun? Yes. Challenging? Definitely yes. Of course, there's always Like a Good Time That's Never Been Had, which was both incredibly difficult to write and also wasn't as successful as I'd have liked it to have been.

If you couldn't tell before that Life on Mars has eaten my brain, you can tell now, right? I just wish that there were other writers as prolific as I am in the fandom, because it makes me feel vaguely uncomfortable to have written so much. Also - I crave reading other people's stories - which is odd, for me. I've never been the fan fiction searching kind at all, yet I desperately long for lots of Life on Mars fiction. I don't think I've read everything that has been written, but I'm fairly sure I've read the great proportion of it - and there are some amazing stories out there, and equally amazing writers, and I want to see more.

Tags: due south, life on mars, writing

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