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07 January 2009 @ 02:18 am
The Year in Fic Review, 2008 (better late than never! ^_^;)  
Here's hoping the new layout colors and background aren't too hard on your eyes, but I just couldn't resist. I love black and pink together-- very elegant and understated. Can you believe this was actually wrapping paper someone used at Christmas? I was very careful opening it, so I'd have a big enough piece to scan.
Why, yes, I am a massive dork. What makes you ask? ^_~

And, filed in the section, 'Better Late Than Never', I present my truly pitiful log of Fics Written in 2008.

The Year of 2008 in Fics

  • Things Rank And Gross Possess It Merely (1/?) [TORCHWOOD] [Jack/Ianto] (February 19th, 2008)
    I was at a very low point, emotionally, when I started writing this piece. Normally, I try not to let my RL feelings and frustrations bleed into my writing, but my feeling of being trapped definitely inspired me to use Tish's POV. I still really like this story idea, and I know just how it ends. I hope to write more soon, actually.
  • Things Rank And Gross Possess It Merely (2/?) [TORCHWOOD] [Jack/Ianto] (February 26th, 2008)
    There's something very seductive about 'Year-That-Never-Was' stories. Not only because of the Master's endless mercurial potential, but also because "Meat" really gave us a glimpse of how *affected* Jack was. Like I said, I really do intent to finish this.
  • Certain For the Dead 5/? [TORCHWOOD] [Jack/Ianto] (July 31st, 2008)
    Sometimes, I get really stuck on a story... stuck for *months*... and, then, suddenly a door opens in my mind. I don't think I could have written this chapter without having seen "Fragments" first, and not just for the canon info. I didn't really 'get' Owen until he died the first time. And I certainly had no idea I liked him as much as I do until I sat down to write this part. Go figure.
  • Certain For the Dead 6/? [TORCHWOOD] [Jack/Ianto] (August 7th, 2008)
    I had so much fun writing this section--- it just felt right. I also have long term plans for the this story, though I think it will be longer than 'Things Rank and Gross'. I hope you'll bear with me! ^_^

This is a truly, truly pathetic list. I can't remember the last time I've written so little. *shakes head* I comfort myself with the knowledge that I was having a rough year in RL-- I completely changed vocations, refinanced my house, attended my parents divorce (finally), came out at work, and helped my brother through a rough break-up. I really want to write more in 2009, though-- I miss it. ^___^
Emotional Temperature: mellowmellow
The Band Plays:: "Enchanted"-- by Stevie Nicks
Amberminttown1 on January 7th, 2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Your new layout is gorgeous.
gamesiplaygamesiplay on January 7th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
Oh, it's lovely. Good job saving that wrapping paper! :)

Four pieces in 2008 is by no means pitiful, especially given how intricate and complex your writing is. I'm always shocked you can tie it all together as perfectly as you do; if you gave me years, I couldn't pull off what you do in any single story.

--Plus, hey, I wrote two things in the past year, and one was a teeny little ficlet. But as you say, 2008 was a tumultuous one for many of us. Let's start a club. And write more this year.