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Top 10 ways to tell you're reading a story by halfdutch

10. It's usually hella long, with about three scene changes.
9. Yes, there are ... ellipses.
8. If it's a smut fic, everyone gets off at least once. Maybe more.
7. You're lucky if there's *any* scene-setting description at all.
6. Someone gets tied up at some point.
5. Everyone says "Fuck" a lot.
4. Despite much angst and alienation, there is usually a happy ending of sorts. *gasps! - i have no real right to call myself 'angst addict.'*
3. Your chances for a threeway: pretty damn good.
2. Sawyer is injured. Again.
1. Sawyer's *almost* always on top. ;-D


Also, I'm STARTING a meme ...

-- What are your favorite fics of mine and why?
-- What would you like to see me write more of?

That's it! I'm really more interested in having this get picked up by my flist and spreading some positivity around than having anyone choose fave fics of mine, so feel free to *not* answer here and just post it yourself.

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eternitybreaks
Jan. 20th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
If you've ever written a Sawyer/Sayid fic chances are that I would have read it LOL.

SAWYER/SAYID!! [don't make me say it again woman]
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
Tee hee! Duly noted! Although, I should point out I promised someone a Sawyer/Sayid fic LAST JUNE and have yet to deliver. *sigh*

But I shall keep it in mind and if plot bunnies attack (bonding over a mutual enemy?) then I shall give it a go! ;-D

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quiet_rebel
Jan. 20th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
2. Sawyer is injured. Again.
But, that really does happen on the show. It makes me giggle that he's always getting hurt and in the latest Lost fic that I'm working on, I keep hurting Sawyer too and I don't even realize it.

Can I just say I do love your threesome fics :D I wouldn't mind another one esp. one set after "The Hunting Party."
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, he does keep getting injured! Last night alone, new bullet wound! But let's see, I've also given him a dislocated shoulder, pulled groin, um *thinks* lung cancer, ah -- he lost his voice due to being strangled, he's been hit on the head *several* times ... and on and on, LOL. Oh wait, and mauled by a polar bear! Can't for that one. *giggles*

We love hurt!Sawyer because then he always needs Jack. And, of course, I love hurt!Jack because then Sawyer can come to his aid. ;D It's win/win. Injuries for everyone! LOL.

And awww, thank you hon. I've got something in mind! Darn bunnies! They're filling up the apartment!!
thatsaid
Jan. 20th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
-- What are your favorite fics of mine and why?
I really like Visiting Hours, because it's one of the few J/J fics from James' perpective, because Christian is so perfect in it, and because.. well, it just is very good. :D

-- What would you like to see me write more of?
The Interview! And more J/J, because J/J is always good.
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
Awww. I'm very fond of that one too. (Hurt!Jack being one of my kinks, LOL.) That makes me happy you picked that one. Christian is such a great character, isn't he? I'd love to write him again. In fact, I was more excited by having interaction with him and Jack in "The Hunting Party" than for The Others. I've got my priorities out of whack, don't I? Jack/James has warped my perspective! ;-D

And The Interview will be back! Never fear! And more J/J too. Definitely. *nods*
eponine119
Jan. 20th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
I love that you write the long stories! I also think you have a unique way of fusing the sex scenes with emotions. It's very subtle but also incredibly effective. I always think "that was really steamy" but then when I go back to try to analyze that, it's not so much the actions as it is the things behind the actions.

Favorite fics...Wild Horses has really stayed with me. I reread The Gift last night and was absolutely stunned by it again. Also, those two stories where Jack and Sawyer traded off tying each other up and torturing each other? So good. I love the J/J fics and the threesome fics.

I don't know what I'd like to see you write more of. I'm pretty happy with everything you write.

As much as I hate the tagging, maybe that'd be a good way to spread the meme. I mean, I'd love to tell people to do this just so I can tell them which stories of theirs I liked and how much I love 'em. (Is that sappy?) Maybe I will tag some folks when I do this meme later today. :)
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
Awww, I can't help writing them long, most of the time, so I'm glad that works for you! I'm always giddy when I get an idea for a short fic, or one I can just dash off in one sitting. I frequently get bogged down -- I have so many fics I may never finish. *sighs*

I also think you have a unique way of fusing the sex scenes with emotions. It's very subtle but also incredibly effective. I always think "that was really steamy" but then when I go back to try to analyze that, it's not so much the actions as it is the things behind the actions.

Wow. That's high praise indeed. That means a lot to me. Thank you! *bows*

I'm pretty happy with everything you write.

Awww! Ditto! Which is why you should consider yourself tagged. You're it! ;D





isis2015
Jan. 20th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
-- What are your favorite fics of mine and why?

I think it's You Said Something from the Jack/James 'verse. I've read that sucker at least ten times. It's packed with angst and longing and all those things that hurt so beautifully. Plus, one of my biggest kinks is jealousy, so...there you go. ;)

-- What would you like to see me write more of?

Anything. You write it, I'll read it.
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
Awww. I'm so glad you liked that one. Something about those boys. *sighs* That one was originally supposed to be a happy, idyllic smutty one, but then the jealousy angle came in and voila - angst again! And smut too, of course!

Anything. You write it, I'll read it.
*snuggles you*
hkath
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'd like to add that you know you're reading a story by halfdutch when it comes with a kickass soundtrack. :D

What are your favorite fics of mine and why? I love your Jack/James fics, especially More Than This. And The Interview was mmmm... spookytastic. And you're another one who writes Gen I actually find interesting and compelling. But I think my absolute favourite of yours is Just Imagined. It just captured a feeling so well for me.

What would you like to see me write more of? The Interview, or if that's not possible, which I'm sensing it might not be, then anything else, darling :) *hearts*
halfdutch
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
LOL. Rock on! ;-D

Awww, I love to get love for the J/J! I think because it's only partly mine, I don't mind celebrating them, if you know what I mean. The whole 'verse is just so damn good and I'm happy to be part of it.

And The Interview has definitely been simmering on the backburner. I really want to get back into that! I had some backend plot details to work out, so wish me luck!
holycitygirl
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Any of your J/J obviously. I still think it was one of them that GOT me into this pairing in the first place.

But of the individual stories - I loved A Handful of Trouble. I love any fic that involves wet!Jack and wet!Sawyer. They should continually be wet. You ease into the action effortlessy. Make it seem so obvious that they SHOULD be together.
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Awww. *basks in happy, warming glow of J/J love*

And hee, I realize I've gotten those boys wet a LOT. In the ocean. In the lagoon (twice!). In the shower -- in fact, I've written *all* the OTPs in the shower, at some point! Jack/Sawyer, Sawyer/Kate, Jack/Kate, Jack/James *and* Josh/Foxy LOL.

I was like, just one?! when choosing a fic after the fact to fit the "Water" prompt for fanfic100, LOL.

You ease into the action effortlessy. Make it seem so obvious that they SHOULD be together.

And awwww. That makes my slashwriter heart go pitterpat. Because OMG, the acrobatics I went through to get them together when I was first writing slash, LOL. Glad it seems effortless now! ;-D I don't think any of us have the time or energy for long-drawn out first-time fics with no smut payoff anymore, LOL.

*eyes so-far smutless WIP suspiciously*
themoononastick
Jan. 20th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
It's so damn hard to pick favourites from your fics as I do love them all so very much but, Wild Horses springs to mind straight away, as does The Interview. They're both so atmospheric and still linger in my mind and draw me in for re-reads.
I really love Benefits, not only 'cos you wrote Charlie (which, obviously, makes me happy!) but because of the little moment when Sawyer and Charlie have their "I was more injured than you" competition. That still makes me giggle!
More recently, The Gift and Everyday Is Exactly The Same totally blew me away with their insight and spot on characterisation.
And then there's the Foxshy... mmmmmmm, yummy. ;)

What would I like to see you write more of? Hmmmmm, I would love to see you get back to The Interview but only if the muse is willing. Other than that, anything at all by you would suit me just fine. :D
Oooh, wait, I know, something else with Angel in it. I loved that crossover fic you wrote.
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Oh. BLUSH. *waves you away, stops, waves you back*

Hee. Atmospheric, you say? Giggle-inducing? Spot-on characterization? Awww!
*tackleglompsnog*

Seriously, your high opinion means A LOT to me. Knowing I have a cheerleader across the Atlantic always puts a smile on my face. (And you're so doing this meme too, right? *pokes you in the ribs meaningfully*)

The Interview wants to get finished. It's nibbling on my ear. ;-D And another Angel fic, eh? I had a sequel in mind, but then I just never got to it. Oh man, my eyes are always bigger than my, um, er, whatever the LJ equivalent of stomach is. I've always got an enormous backlong of fic to-do, it seems, some sadly half-started and then abandoned. And oops, rambling!

kisssnog&manymanythxandgodothismemeok?


reds_toke
Jan. 20th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
3. Your chances for a threeway: pretty damn good.

I love that!
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
LOL. That's what I like to hear!
ellel
Jan. 20th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
6.Someone gets tied up at some point.
well,I'd like to see more of that:P

-- What are your favorite fics of mine and why?
"Sun,Ocean,Sand" was beautiful,vivid and one of my favorites-I've read it more than a couple times.Jack and Sawyer,ocean,smut,so well written.
"Reunion" is another favorite-because it's J/J-J/S and they can't ignore each other and together again.
sorry,couldn't choose:)

--What would you like to see me write more of?
Hmmmm...a future fic,angsty,smutty,delicious.
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:24 am (UTC)
Hee. I promise more bondage. *nods*

Awww. I'm glad you singled those out. For once, I took the time to get a little decriptive in "Sun, Ocean, Sand" -- and it was short! So I like that one too. And I know the J/J "canon" has moved away and contradicted "Reunion," but it's wonderful that you remember it. ;-D

Hmmm! I'll see what I can do about future fic. I kind of have a full plate right now of fic ideas but after that ... we'll see!

assassinofjoy
Jan. 21st, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
1. Sawyer's *almost* always on top.

Ummm ... that's one of my top five reasons for loving your fic *giggles and hugs*
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
Bwaha! I used to be *adamantly* opposed to any other configuration, but uberaeryn in particular wrote it in a way that, for the first time, it actually worked for me!

But around here, still not really the rule, LOL. Definitely the exception!
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foxxcub
Jan. 21st, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
You did it, LOL! Yay!

Well, I can't hardly pick just a few, but right now I'll pick all your J/J (of course!), "Every Day Is Exactly the Same", "Wild Horses", and "Show of Strength". ♥

2. Sawyer is injured. Again.

HEE!
foxxcub
Jan. 21st, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
OMG I forgot "The Interview"! *headdesk* Yes, yes, THAT'S what I want to see more of out of you. That, and J/J, and the Jack-talks-about-his-first-time fic. ;D
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philomel
Jan. 21st, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
What are your favorite fics of mine and why?

"Cats & Dogs" & "Aftermath" because they were unexpected and striking. "Open," 'cause it's slightly dangerous and dirty. ;)

What would you like to see me write more of?

As I said to foxxcub, I'm going to be selfish and say more non-J/S only because I'm off the pairing and miss reading your stuff.
halfdutch
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
;-D Awww. Those were real changes of pace for me, weren't they? The fluff surprised even me, LOL.

And I've actually written some more gen stuff lately I think you haven't seen, like this Jack & Sayid one: Every Day is Exactly the Same. Because yeah, sometimes even *I* like to take a break from the J/S!


alliecat8
Jan. 24th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
I love this meme!

My answers to both questions is the same: "The Interview"

It broke me on so many levels. Psychologist!Jack is the love of my life, I think.

*considers threatening to hold breath until you write more*

I love the hurt!Sawyer ones, too...and everything else you've ever written.
And if I do this meme and my list looks suspiciously like yours, it's because you and a couple of others taught me everything I know! :D
alliecat8
Jan. 24th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
OMG, something kept bothering me, and I finally realized what it was. I didn't say "Morning." That is one of my all-time EVER favorites!

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