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End of Year Fic Retrospect Meme 2010

I stole this from ratherastory ! It's fun.

My favorite story this year (of my own):

Probably Sam Is... and isn't that just the kicker - to have something so small overshadow the huge epic that is Vile Violent Vacations.

My best story this year:

Again, probably Sam Is... While my demented!verse overshadows it in terms of intrigue, plot, and length, Sam Is... has the benefit of having every word carefully chosen to the point where I don't think I have a single line in there that doesn't have a district purpose.

Story most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion:

Vile Violent Vacations - and by extension, the whole of the demented!verse. I know it is greatly appreciated by the niche fans of Harry Potter/Supernatural crossovers, but man, I put so much work into that thing, I kind of wish people who weren't into crossovers would read it too.

Most fun story:

Vile Violent Vacations - the demented!verse is an absolute joy for me to write. I can be both outrageously hilarious, and oddly poignant with is...and still stay true to the voice of both fandoms.

Most suspenseful story:

I'm not sure. It's hard to judge your own stories, because you always know what's going to happen at the end of them. I guess I would have to say Sam Is... just because I think everyone was waiting for Sam's first words...

Story with single sexiest moment:

I don't write sex...so, umm...I guess Shirtless Sam in Vile Violent Vacations? Though, in Sam Is... I have Sam and Dean showering together (though it is decidedly very unsexy). 

Story with single sweetest moment:

Oh man, ANY of my kid scenes in Vile Violent Vacations. I don't even like kids, but for some reason I felt the need to make Harry's children the epitome of adorable. Also, Nate...oh man, what a sweet kid Nate is. Is it wrong that I want to write fanfiction of my fanfiction?

Most unintentionally *telling* story:

I didn't actually reveal that much personal information in any of my fics...if that what this question means. Well, there was that anonymous one I did, which I'll get to in a minute...but, of my official fics, no, none were *telling.*

"Holy crap, that's *wrong*, even for you" story:

I wrote an anonymous porn story for a kink community out there. I won't tell you which, or what the content of the story was...but I will say that the story was wrong on so very many different levels...the "even for you" doesn't even factor into it, it was so appallingly wrong. Even more appalling is the fact that I'm debating writing another one that is even MORE wrong (if that is possible).

Most disappointing story:

I don't know, I'm not a very good judge of my own fic. For instance, I thought I could have done a much better job on Bobby and Hermione - an Epistolary Fic...but people seem to like it. Also, technically I wrote that in 2009, I just didn't publish it until 2010, so I don't think it counts.

Hardest story to write:

At over 120,000 words, I'd say it was Vile Violent Vacations. Not so much due to difficulty in writing, but rather difficulty in finding the amount of time needed to publish a 4,000 word chapter every week for 30 weeks and still stay a few chapters ahead of what people were reading. I started writing it possibly as early as February and started publishing it in May, and I flew to Germany, and to Ontario, I became nearly destitute when work dropped off and was too stressed to write, and then when work suddenly picked back up again, I didn't have time to write....and the whole time I had meant to have it all published by October - I even told people I'd start posting chapters twice weekly, and that never happened. It was a long hard slog to the end, but as I said above, an absolute joy to write when all was said and done.

Easiest story to write:

Sam Is... I wrote it in one day - ditching work completely. It just flowed. I then posted it and edited it very slowly and carefully AFTER posting over the span of two weeks. So, people who read it first actually read a very slightly different version than those who might read it now. Though,  I only changed a word choice here and there, so it probably wouldn't be noticeable.

This year's theme and the story that demonstrates it most:

This year's theme is "hells_half_acre  gets a little better at writing" and the story that demonstrates it most is if you compare Damned Demented Demons to Vile Violent Vacations....and then read Sam Is... which really is my masterpiece of the year, huge epic crossover aside.

I'm actually in the very slow process of editing Damned Demented Demons a little - to, at the very least, fix some typos and missing commas.

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mymuseandi
Dec. 31st, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
I think you outdid yourself with VVV. It was a huge undertaking in the first place, and it's so well written that you shouldn't be disappointed at all. It was very well received. :)

And OMG you wrote anonnymous porn. I won't ask what it was about, but is it well receied? Because if it is, you can notch an invisible feather on your cap for sucessfully being flexible. :)

Happy New Year!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 31st, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
I actually had to go check back at the anonymous porn site...but yes, it seems it WAS well received, so there you go - hidden talent of being nasty :P

And thank you about VVV :)

Happy New Year to you too!
claudiapriscus
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
It's funny to think of "Sam is..." as your masterpiece, because I do so love your crossover epics (and I've related before that I'm not the biggest fan of HP). And I can see from a technical standpoint why that must be so. But I'd kind of forgotten about "Sam is..." because I'm just not a h/c kind of gal, hah! But yes, you got some well-deserved kudos on that one.
hells_half_acre
Dec. 31st, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Yes, I think I just think of "Sam Is..." as more of a masterpiece because my words for it were more carefully chosen...whereas with the crossover epics, I was on such deadlines that I really just had to publish whatever I had written that week, regardless of whether I was 100% happy with it.

But it's true, it all depends on your tastes. I'm a sucker for h/c, as long as it's done right...and well, who better to do it right than me? Haha :P
franztastisch
Dec. 31st, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I was going to say something sensible and all that but now all I can say is Naaaaaaaaaaaate! ♥
hells_half_acre
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I love Nate so much. I've given him a last name now and think up stories where he gets all sorts of hugs...
franztastisch
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
OMG please share!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 31st, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
:) The last name will be in the timestamp...(it's not all that magical, but then Nathan is sort of a plain name too). The hugging stories are all still in my head...maybe at some point in the future I'll do my own personal comment-fic meme and you can request hugging-Nathan stories ;)
franztastisch
Dec. 31st, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh I am so excited for that. :D
msninacat
Jan. 1st, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
If it makes you feel better I stumbled upon DDD and went, "ugh, not another shitty HP/SPN xover." But something told me to just try it so I did and I LOVED IT. I've also pimped it extensively telling people that I don't care if they like xovers or not they need to read it. ♥ Plus, I met you from giving it a go. win/win
hells_half_acre
Jan. 1st, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I guess 95% of the HP/SPN crossovers out there are pretty shitty...though, maybe we should count that as a good thing, because if they'd have been better (or finished), I wouldn't have started writing DDD at all. My whole goal with it was to prove that an HP/SPN crossover could be realistically done without making either universe AU.

Thanks for pimping it around too!! I appreciate it. :)

And I wouldn't trade meeting my little niche group of readers for anything. I love you guys. *hearts and rainbows*
cappy712
Jan. 1st, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
Your stories were a treat to read and I was glad that I stumbled upon them and have read them. Don't sell yourself short, even though you published some of the chapters when you were not 100% satisfied, the chapters just flowed and your stories are GREAT! Thank you for sharing your talent, looking forward to what you will bring us in 2011. Have a Great New Year!
hells_half_acre
Jan. 1st, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) I hope you have a great New Year too!!

I'm also interested in what I'm going to bring you in 2011, just because as of right now, I really have no idea :P

ikira
Jan. 11th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
I would just like to state that Demented!verse is probably one of my fave fics ever, and I've been recing it like crazy. It is loved, don't worry!
hells_half_acre
Jan. 11th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! That means a lot! I put so much work into it...I mean, I know everyone puts a lot of work into their fics, but my goodness... :P

I'm really glad you like it so much!
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