Jan. 2nd, 2017

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I'm a day behind but I'm doing it this year, dang it.

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. 


Well, let's see.  I'm going to go with the ones I think define me.  Or rather, the stories that, though they were quite early, started patterns or consistencies that continue today.

In the beginning, there was The X-Files.  And the story that sticks out, from the earliest days:

Black Hole
, written in 2002.  Inside Cassandra Spender's mind during the cliffhanger in "Two Fathers/One Son."  My first foray into writing a POV for a minor character, and definitely the darkest thing I wrote in the beginning.  Both those things were second nature and I didn't know it then.  It was also the first story I recall writing that wasn't more about me and whatever was going on in my life than the characters I was playing with.

Later, there was Bleeding Kansas.  This story is about William, 11 years old and on the run from aliens or the government, and Marita Covarrubias, who takes it upon herself to rescue him when she learns what is about to go down.  I think the most defining thing about this one is that it is, basically, unfinished.  I couldn't get past the first crescendo.  I feel like a lot of things I write are like that, though I'm better at putting a bow on things.  There's too much story left untold.  But also, style-wise, this was a story whose atmosphere I'm most likely to return to now.

Finally, in much more recent years, I started writing fanfiction for period-set source material.  The piece that I think set the tone for how I would write all the others was A sorrow's crown of sorrow, a Downton Abbey look at the might-have-been amnesiac who came to the estate for convalescence during the war. This story explores an AU for the series, which is something I do most frequently for period work, but didn't take anything out of time or basic context.  This is certainly a common way for me to tackle this kind of material today.
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