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11 February 2013 @ 02:15 pm
current fanfic goals  
*sigh* ugh, kudos. stop depressing me. I stumbled across some fic that was just posted a day ago and already has more kudos than I have on anything. It ruins my carefully constructed self-reassurance that people kudo at a certain rate (at least in MCU where the traffic is enough to figure a rate on my stuff - all other fandoms I write in are too small). meh. I try not to take it seriously, but you know, sometimes I just can't help the: Y U NO LIKE ME???*sob* reaction.

Anyhoo, I'm going to blather abotu current MCU projects, because I write what I want. I have other projects in WIP, but those are non-deadline, so aren't prioritized at the moment.



1. Valentine's challenge fic for be_compromised
- I think this'll be a prequel fic for "Princess in the Tower" since someone asked for a BlackHawk kid fic. Clint-Nat go on their first date since Svetlana was born. Bruce babysits. HILARITY ENSUES. (I don't know, it's vague at the moment but kinda adorb in my brain)

2. apocafic for hc_bingo
- Maria/Steve after Thanos stomps everyone.

3. Comes the Hurricane
- technically no deadline, but of all the big projects it has the biggest readership, so it needs finishing, and also it's really going to be fucking epic, so I have to write words. Many words. I researched the Eternals and now, I'm gonna pretty much ignore all of it anyway, lol, because there is weirdass stuff in there, y'all, and it's complicated enough already.

Also, Tony Stark is a story ruiner, FYI. He wasn't supposed to have a POV in this. He has two already.

4. Not a deadline, but shiny
I also have been writing a plot-bunny of Loki/Jane (I KNOW) which includes an awesome scene of Jane telling off Odin for being awful. There's something very satisfying about the small human getting in his face and laying it down. I realize Frigga did the same thing, but she's coming at it as a mother and also someone complicit in the wrong - Jane can call him out on all the shit.



Or, tl;dr: writing. must do some.
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patron saint of neglected female characters: reese (the *other* messed-up Reese)rose_griffes on February 12th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, sometimes I wish I couldn't see the comments/kudos on other people's works in the same fandom. ;-P

Maria/Steve has an appeal for me. Though I'm still behind on fic-reading of other things by you and S'babe, so... no hurry for my sake, I guess? Heh. (Too much mono-fannishness going on in my brain.)
lizardbeth: PoI - Carter Reeselizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
yeah, comments are weird over there, too. But kudos feel like there's a divide between people who use them very casually, a "like" button, and then other people who seem to treat them as either useless or as if it's a rec, so they only bestow kudos on a few. And I somehow manage to get mostly the second type of people...

a.k.a. : Y U NO LIKE MEEEEEE??

and hee, I got a prompt at epics for Reese in BSG. I was idly thinking of how that could go....
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lizardbeth: Agathonslizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
HUGS BACK!!!
Rayrirenec on February 12th, 2013 07:33 am (UTC)
Kudos sads. I know what you mean. :P

Good luck for all the writing plans.
lizardbeth: Anders- Helolizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
LOL writing plans. My plans laugh at me. :)
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: District 4sabaceanbabe on February 12th, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about the kudos. I love getting them, but as soon as I do something silly like compare my stuff to others in the fandom, I get all depressed. I posted another chapter to the monster on AO3 last night and it's had 20+ hits, but nothing else in the stats has changed. *sheds a single crystalline tear*
lizardbeth: Av - Nat Reese 2lizardbeth_j on February 12th, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
yeah, massive multi-chapter things kind of get screwed anyway (since people can only kudo once compared to lots of hits, but it also seems (at least to me), that people tend to kudo less even as the hits go up. I don't know if it's because they think the story has "enough" or it's the same twelve people hitting it again and again, or what, lol., but I've gained probably a 1K hits on Poison Rain after it finished posting and only about five kudos in all that. :(

KUDOS ARE LIKE FLOWERS PEOPLE GIVE THEM FREELY.