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Writing meme

Gakked from foxxcub, as I shirk work for a little while:



Lost
The Only Game in Town
Happy Birthday*
A Rare Case of Conscience
Truce
An Indefinite Amount of Time
Luck
Alter Ego
Fair Warning
Straight Flush
Numb
Dirty Girl
The Setup
Who Loves Ya, Baby?
Creature Comfort
Persuasion
A Handful of Trouble
The Big Steal
You Only Live Once
Night Fall*
Clean
Possession
Cats & Dogs
Blackout
Hand in Glove
The Sound of Goodbye
Shoot First
Wild Horses
Turn My Way
It Was a Pleasure
Above You, Below Me
The Use of Force
A Show of Strength
Reunion
Sun, Ocean, Sand
Aftermath
You're On
The Interview*
Slippery Slope
Just Imagined
Bleed Together
Failed
Visiting Hours
More Than This
Ache
Missed
Kaleidoscope - Three ficlets
Keep Your Friends Close
Doctor-Patient Privilege
Benefits
Cradle
Last Request
All of Our Hands
You Said Something
Bedrest
The Next Best Thing

*Unfinished WIP

Lost RPS
Foxshy at the Four Seasons
Open
August 16

Prison Break/Lost crossover
This is the Last Time

Angel/Lost crossover
End of the Night

That's 60 fics, 96 chapters! ;-D

So I totally cheated here. I couldn't narrow down most of these to just one fic!

My favorite story of this year: Argh, I hate deciding! I'd have to go for the Jack/James fics I've written, particularly You're On, Just Imagined, Visiting Hours and More Than This. I love writing those two so much, so thank you to foxxcub for creating the 'verse and then trusting me to not fuck it up. ;-D

My best story this year: Probably either Aftermath, with Shannon working through her grief over Boone by nursing Sawyer, Michael and Shannon wordlessly grieving together over their losses, and Jack blaming himself for everything, as usual. Or Sun, Ocean, Sand, in which I finally slowed down enough to actually get descriptive. I'm very proud of those two.

Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: The least-read fic was Kaleidoscope, which was three ficlets using color prompts. Only five people commented on that one, but I got some very lovely fb from those who did and one person friended me over it (them?), so not too shabby.

Most fun story: I'm quite fond of the snarky banter fics I just wrote, Bedrest and The Next Best Thing. And then the crack!tastic Who Loves Ya, Baby? in which everyone on the island is suddenly after Sawyer.

Most sexy story: One of the threesomes, definitely. No, OK, Fair Warning, my first-ever Jack/Sawyer smut fic with lots and lots of foreplay and denial and bondage and teasing. ;-D

Story with the single sexiest moment: *sweats* The Jack/Sawyer hate!sex on the beach in The Big Steal? Wait, when Sawyer tells Jack, "You hate me," in Turn My Way, and Jack responds, "I can if you want me to." Hee. Those are really similar, aren't they?

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: Where to start, LOL? The Jack-as-priest/Kate-as-death-row-escapee non-con in You Only Live Once, I guess. Noooo, hang on. The ninth chapter of Happy Birthday, that warranted my strongest warning ever, in red letters, even. Yep, that was severely fucked up. Again with the non-con, but also very dark BDSM.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: I think post-"Do No Harm" Dark!Jack in Possession and its sequel Blackout, holding both Kate and Sawyer in sexual thrall. So many people said they thought he was still in character, which kind of surprised me.

Hardest story to write: God, so many! I'd have to go with Wild Horses because I was coming off a major writer's block. But Turn My Way also had my beta rejecting the entire premise at one point (and rightly so) and I really had to go back to the drawing board. Basically, any story with smut (especially Jack/James), always bogs down at the NC-17 point, so I have to write them in stages.

Biggest Disappointment: Agreeing with foxxcub that I'd love to finish Night Fall. I've actually been sitting on a completed chapter since April because it's still waiting on an intervening chapter to be written first. So I'd at least like to get that chapter out there! And I don't like the premise behind Happy Birthday any more, even though I know just how I'd want to end it.

Biggest Surprise: That I would ever write sympathetic Ana Lucia, as in Cradle, and also somewhat in Keep Your Friends Close. There was that brief moment, during "The Other 48 Hours," where I didn't hate her. After that, the loathing kicked back in, as anyone knows who's read Last Request knows. OK, that and the pure fluff that is Cats & Dogs was atypical for me.

Most Unintentionally Telling Story: I'm not quite sure what this means. I've had a few fics that anticipated canon (Kate as a bank robber, dead body in the water in Happy Birthday, Jack being a runner You Only Live Once, Sawyer knowing that Kate was the criminal all along Creature Comfort, etc.), if that's how to interpret this one. Reread the list above and then the conclusion below. ;-D

And there you have it. I guess I'm a kinky, kinky girl, in retrospect! LOL. Like you didn't already know that! But it's all this meme's fault. Notice how it doesn't ask for "Sweetest Moment" or "Saddest Story" or anything like that.

OK, back to work!

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themoononastick
Dec. 14th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
Wow! 96 chapters/fics! That's amazing! *applauds*
And, man, there are sooo many I haven't read yet, I have so much catching up to do!
halfdutch
Dec. 14th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)
LOL, well some of the early J/S I'm not so proud of anymore. Switching POV like crazy, things like that. ;-D But yeah, that is a lot of fic, isn't it?
foxxcub
Dec. 14th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
I'm a little sad you didn't list The Use of Force or Show of Strength as one of your best, because they're two of my all-time favs of yours, not including all the J/J stuff. :)
halfdutch
Dec. 14th, 2005 11:52 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thank you, hon. I really like those two (and should really finish that sequel, one of these days), but I wasn't sure where to slot it in. I think maybe I'm prouder of the shorter fics sometimes because they're so hard for me to pull off!



inthekeyofd
Dec. 15th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
96 chapters?? DAMN!!!!
halfdutch
Dec. 15th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
I know! That's kind of out of control, isn't it?
inthekeyofd
Dec. 15th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
You're passionate about the show and the characters..no problem there at all!!!

*I did realize though, I'm terribly behind in my reading..DAMN!!**
halfdutch
Dec. 16th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
;-D Aww, no need to back and catch up. *kisses*
gobsmackit
Dec. 19th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
Darling, I'm finally friending you. I've been waiting until the end of the semester to do it - quite frankly, you write SO MUCH and I have so much guilt when I can't read my flist's fic - but I will have TIME and I've wanted to forever. And I keep seeing you pop up in music comms and it's like LJ's telling me something. Plus, Aleesha said I really must have the OTP on my flist.

No need to friend back, just letting you know I'll be here. :)
halfdutch
Dec. 20th, 2005 12:51 am (UTC)
Awww. *friends you back immediately*

I kept thinking I should just friend you already, so yay for beating me to the punch. We really have tons in common, most importantly teh Foxx. So yay!

And LOL - Evi looks like some kind of crazed Christmas elf in your icon. ;-D






gobsmackit
Dec. 20th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
Eeee! *dances* :D

I didn't think she looked crazed enough, I figured the St. Lucia wreath would juuuust do it. :P
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