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Pretty much all my fic can be found on AO3.

Transformative Works Policy

I grant permission for anyone to create fan works based on stories I have written. Feel free to remix a fic, write a sequel, create fan art, or podfic my works. I simply ask that I be credited for my original work that inspired yours and that you link back to it.

I'd love to see what you did, so please link me to your work if you're willing. It would be great if it was posted on AO3 so I could add it to 'works inspired by this one', but that is not a deal breaker.

Podfic: if any small modifications to the words/dialog are needed to make it flow better, that's fine with me. Please do make mention that you have adapted/altered/modified the work in you podfic 'notes'.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/401827.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Snowflake Challenge 2019 - Day 15

Day 15

Talk about why you participated in Snowflake &/or what you got out of it.

I've participated in the [community profile] snowflake_challenge a number of times now, and I find that this is a great way to kickstart the year. It provides small, low demand challenges that people can do - or not - as they are able. There is no expectation, so if you do all or some or none, it's fine.

For me at least, it helps stir creative juices. What I observe is that it gets people energized and excited; it gets people talking. That's the best part, really, because fandom isn't one person in a vacuum. It's a bunch of people with common (sometimes nerdy) interests who bond over them, share them and celebrate them. They write fic and meta, they discuss shows and books, they make art and crafts. They get to know each other, they become friends, and what was once a squeefest of geeker joy becomes a community of friends who support each other. And also, a squeefest. Never underestimate the value of squee.

So what do I get out of it? A chance to learn more about all you amazing nerds, make more geek friends who share my passions and watch our community grow. Pretty awesome way to start the year.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/428922.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Snowflake Challenge 2019 - Day 14

Day 14

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom.

I've been involved in fandom since the 1980's, starting with writing fanfic that was published only in print zines, to the present day and the internet as we know it.

Online fandom has changed and morphed drastically over the years. I started out reading Trek fic on usenet and talking to other fans on IRC, and today we have things like DW, LJ, AO3, Tumblr and Discord. No matter how technology evolves, fandom will find places to flourish.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/428710.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Snowflake Challenge 2018 - Day 12 and 13

I missed 10 and 11; I'm going to have to come back to those. I haven't had the time I need to put the effort I wanted into them and I really *want* to do them. So... later.

Day 12
In your own space, create your own challenge.

I've barely had time to go through them all, but when I took a glance through, I saw there were so many cool challenges other people created! I challenge people to go read through the comments and find one that fits for you.

But for me? I guess my challenge is - don't give up. Don't stop writing. Don't stop posting. Don't stop making your art. If you're tired or discouraged, take a break, take care of yourself, cut yourself some slack, but don't let it - sadness, discouragement, other people's cruel words, whatever *it* is - beat you. Try again.

Day 13
In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

- complete at least two more courses toward my associate certificate; three if possible
- pay off all of my credit cards
- paint the kitchen and bathroom
- write at least 75K this year

We shall see if I meet them.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/428473.html. Please comment wherever you want.
Posted chapter 5 a little earlier today:

Title: No Spell for Absolution (or formulae for forgiveness) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Pairing: Harry/Draco; Ron/Hermione; Sheppard/McKay
Rating: PG13
Word Count: Currently 13k~
Genre: Plot driven; AU/Canon divergence; crossover;
Summary: At just the right place and time, one person's actions can change everything.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/428279.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Day 7
Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you.

I have been poking about in some fandoms that are not my typical go-to's, so I call this one done.

Day 8
In your own space, post self-recs for at least three fanworks that you created.

HP - Filk - Lily's Lullaby
I started writing in the Wizarding universe a little over a year ago. I haven't written a whole lot there, but I'm very happy with this Lullaby, complete with midi file so you can hear what it sounds like.

HP - Poetry - HP Poetry Collection
What it says on the label. I started writing poetry in the HP universe, which was entirely [personal profile] alisanne's fault.

SGA/HP - Fic - No Spell for Absolution (or formulae for forgiveness) - WiP
I started writing this fic in the summer of 2017. Then there was school, then there was more school, then there was much craziness at work, then there was more school. So, fits and starts. I think I'm somewhere between half to two thirds done, depending how much I flesh out certain other ideas have. Depends. In any case, I finally started posting it as a WiP, which I have not done in years. It's funny - today I posted chapter five, which was actually the first bit that I wrote when I started it, and now there's 10K that come before it to help set things up. I think it's one of the plottiest things I have ever written. I promise to finish it even if takes me a while.

BtVS - Fic - Balance
Written in 2003 and was set after BtVS S7.11 (Showtime) / S4.9 (Long Day's Journey). It was written as a between episode speculation fic, and promptly jossed when the next episode came out - as usual. It is a completely different take on what caused the disturbance in the line of the chose one.

Day 9
Commit an Act of Kindness.

I did this one - reached out to someone to offer something they asked for. Funny, it's sort of going to hit up on Day 7 a little too, because it will be doing something that would fall under 'Stretch yourself and try something new' as well.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/427984.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Back to the grind

I had the last 2 weeks off. It was really great, except I spent the last week counting down each day, so that was kind of a bummer. Aaaaaand then on Friday I got a flurry of frantic emails about the financials needing to be done RIGHT NOW OMG and then my boss even texted me...

Yeah, I ignored that till Saturday morning.

Anyway, it was another case of OMG WE NEED THIS AND THE WORLD WILL END, which seriously? COME ON. Year end is huge pain in the ass and very inconvenient when you have to wait for shit, but NO THE WORLD WILL NOT END, FUCK OFF AND STOP WHINGING. So he wants to know how long it will take, I figure at least three hours, he asks for it to be done for 10am CST which = 8am for me.

Man, nothing like an emergency to get him to reply fast. Normally, I'm waiting hours, sometimes days for a reply to a text or skype message.

So I figured I didn't want to go in at 5am to get this shit done for 8am because NO FUCKING WAY on a MONDAY after VACAY. So I did it today. Good thing too, because there were invoices missing and I had to update stuff dating back to October and it took more like 4 hours, but whatever.

And guess what? HAHAHAHA! I don't even HAVE all the December invoices yet! We typically get last invoices between the 3rd and 15th of the month for the previous month, but everyone was on holiday, so... yeah. Despite all the scrambling and flailing, they're still going to have to wait - probably another whole week at least. LOL.

In other work-related news, I have about 357 unread emails. *sigh* Imma put myself in do-not-disturb for the next week and try to catch up.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/427597.html. Please comment wherever you want.


Snowflake Challenge 2019 - Day 6

Day 6

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

My wishlist has not really changed.

Having fan art to go with a story I wrote would be a delight.

Speaking of which, last year, [personal profile] danceswithgary created a manip for me that goes with the current story I am slowly posting. When I get to the scene it goes with, I will be sharing it - yay! It is amazing and you will love it!

If someone ever decided to podfic something I wrote, I think I would be tickled pink and purple.

If someone decided to write some snarky, hot McKay/Camden or pushy/bemused Vala/John, that would be pleasing to me.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/427450.html. Please comment wherever you want.
For your reading pleasure, chapter 4!

Title: No Spell for Absolution (or formulae for forgiveness) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Pairing: Harry/Draco; Ron/Hermione; Sheppard/McKay
Rating: PG13
Word Count: Currently 10k~
Genre: Plot driven; AU/Canon divergence; crossover;
Summary: At just the right place and time, one person's actions can change everything.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/427151.html. Please comment wherever you want.

Snowflake Challenge 2019 - Day 5

Day 5

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

Ok, so this one is totally a gimmie, I think pretty much everyone uses it, but - Archive of Our Own. I mean, it is all right there, everything you could want or need in a fic site. Run by fans, for fans, all about what fans love. I remember when Fanfic.net first rolled out, back in my yahoo list days. Like most of the folks on the Bloody Awful Gutter, I was excited about this new archive that was going to be all about fanfic and designed for fic writers and lovers. Aaaaand it turned into this advertisement filled, writer unfriendly nightmare site. And ok, lots of people use it, I even have stuff up there, but I really don't care for it at all. AO3 is so amazing, it's just... yeah. And so I gush.

Running since 2005, sgastoryfinders is one of the most fantastic fan resources I have ever had the pleasure of using. I wish there was a story finder comm for every fandom I love. And maybe there is and I just don't know what they are called. If there is one for HP fic, PLEASE HOOK ME UP!

Anyway - you know what you are jonesing for that fic you thought you have it bookmarked but don't? The one that you can't remember who wrote it and you can't find it on AO3 by keyword and your Google-Fu has failed you? Or maybe, worse yet, the author took it down and you're dying because you really want to read it again? sgastoryfinders is where you go if it's an SGA story. You give your clues and post your plea, and someone who has read that fic pops up and says, "I know that fic!" and they link you up. It's amazing and I adore it.

Now in the 11th year, [community profile] getyourwordsout is a wonderful comm that inspires and encourages participants to write. You join and pledge the level you feel you can meet. They have word goals or habit goal, so you can pick one that best suits you. Last year, having that monthly goal to shoot for really helped me stay focused on getting writing done.

This entry was originally posted at https://shaddyr.dreamwidth.org/426949.html. Please comment wherever you want.


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