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31 May 2006 @ 09:16 pm
Writing Meme and May's Fic Roundup  
Gacked from poisontaster (who gacked from others) for the Meme part.

What is your alias?
HalfshellVenus

Why did you choose it?
Other people have painted me with this alter-ego for years. It's the hair, which was much longer at one time. The color and type are similar to the Botticelli Venus in my icon.

What fandoms do you write for?
Like you don't know. Prison Break and Supernatural. Occasionally other things on a drabble challenge or a crossover, apparently.

What fandom did you start in?
I started reading Kirk/Spock slash way back in the early 90's. Progressed through some other Star Trek slash, and of course the Mulder/Krycek detour. montmorency broke the brothercest barrier with her Hector/Paris works (based on the movie "Troy"), and this is where the trouble started. ;) The first fanfic I wrote was for Prison Break, though-- beginning last September.

What is your deepest, darkest fic-writing secret?
Ummmm. ?? Writing brothercest isn't a secret if everyone knows it. Many know the other "secrets"-- I'm not a fan of any kind of domination/submission sex, and "Het" tends to squick me out unless it's from the female perspective (so I typically don't read or write it. No issues with other people doing either/both, though). Not a fan of "multiple-groupings" either.

Do you have any quirks/habits in your writing?
*Sigh* How many times did I use ellipses (...) or dashes already in this meme? But I choose them for the pace and flow of my stories-- basically, whatever punctuation or breaking/combining of sentences makes that work. I'm also a grammar fiend, and tend to use a whopping vocabulary, which is not always friendly to my readers who don't have English as their first language. *Sorry* I love words. I love their flavors, and the subtle distinctions between their meanings. I chose the words I use carefully, and I'll admit that I hate repetition (so you may find multiple alternatives for the same word/theme running through my stories). My style tends to be rather poetic, probably because of the word-love and pace/flow-love. Some find that soothing/rich/image-laden. Others probably feel like they're slogging through mud. ETA, I can't believe I forgot these: alliteration and echoing of similar words toward a unifying theme.

Do you have any fanfiction pet peeves?
Yes. *LOL* Out-of-character writing. "Illiterate" writing (poor grammar, tense confusion, spelling mistakes, what-have-you). Mary Sues in all their forms (including when a real character in the fandom is used as a Mary Sue). And I have to admit, using phrases/words that are wrong for the fandom (i.e., overwhelmingly this is Briticisms used in writing fanfiction for American shows such as X-Files or House or Prison Break or Supernatural) throws me right out of the piece and mood as I'm reading. It spoils the story for me-- it breaks the characterization and the flow apart completely. Basically, my suspension of disbelief crashes and burns right there. God, I'm such a crank.

Do you have any fanfiction loves? (I added this one)
I am quite the sucker for a good humorFic. CrackFic (if it's funny) really gets to me too. And "Language Porn" (beautiful uses of language that appeals to the mind, eyes and ears) is a favorite as well.

Do you have an OTP?
Yes-- two. Lincoln/Michael for Prison Break and Sam/Dean for Supernatural. Like this is news to anyone. ;)

If you could get someone to write a fic for you right now, what would it be?
:D So many to choose from. Okay, I want winterlive to write that thing we talked about 5-6 months ago that I'm not allowed to mention (it's J-squared). I want la_folle_allure to write some more Supernatural Gen (*cough* Remember those partial fics you cruelly dangled over a month ago?). I want quincykat to write more of her fanfic100 Prison Break Gen Stuff. Anything-- please! When poisontaster and maygra write stuff, it's all good for me-- except I have a backlog of Maygra's multi-part works (I need a ficlet or two-- short! Plz?). I need Prison Break kid!Fic from clex_monkie89 and mooyoo. God, I don't ask for much, do I? :0


SUPERNATURAL (I wrote tons of this last month, some of my best SN work to date)
Footprints Swept Away In The Wind (PG-13)-- Wincest based on the Five Senses. These are 5 first times.

Space Invasion (PG-13)-- Wincest, Snarky all-dialogue fic.

The Flow Of Darkness (3-chapter Wincest) (R)-- Slightly AU. Dream-tinged first-time fic, water-themed.

Dreaming of Innocence (Three Hope-Tinged Wincest Drabbles) (PG-13)-- The lighter drabbles from the Drabble Meme below.

A Lack Of Certainty (R)-- The angsty, darker drabbles from the Drabble Meme below.

Turn and Return ("There and Back Again" drabbles) (PG)-- Supernatural Gen, 4 angsty drabbles.

Going, Going, Gone ("Exits" Drabbles) (PG)-- Gen. Three humorous drabbles and two angsty ones.

When All That's Left Is Denial ("Expectations" Drabbles) (PG)-- Gen. Sam, Dean and John POVs in 3 separate drabbles.

We Were Soldiers Once (PG)-- Gen. Modern ode to the Winchester brothers as warriors. Very powerful, language-driven work.


PRISON BREAK
Always (Lincoln/Michael slash Chapter-fic that parallels canon)
  • Chapter 4: Nightmare Made Flesh-- (PG-13 for canon darkness)
  • Chapter 5: Reprieve-- (PG-13 for canon darkness)
  • Chapter 6: Contemplation-- (PG-13 for smutty allusions, for a change)


  • Solace-- Lincoln/Michael Slash (barely-- PG). Lincoln reflects on his life post-Escape vs. in Fox River

    Clothes Make The Man (NC-17)-- Lincoln/Michael slash, total PWP smut, with roughKink. "SweaterP0rn".

    Fatherless Child (PG)-- Gen, perspectives on Michael: If families were made and not born...

    Flown (PG)-- Gen, Westmoreland POV. What could have been and what changed it all.

    A Tapestry Of Music (PG)-- Gen, Haywire POV. Even from the beginning, he knew there was more to Michael than met the eye.


    OTHER Multi-fandom Drabbles-- Sam/Dean, 1 J-squared, Millenium/John Doe, John Doe, House, Prison Break


    Boy, that took forever! That'll teach me to write so much. :0
     
     
     
    BEWARE OF JENMAR.: PB - Poor Michaelclex_monkie89 on June 1st, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
    You know? I have these little snapshots of Michael and Lincoln being completely idiotic kids that I need to string together.

    I need to get my PBFE fic over with so I can write more PB fic.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
    You know? I have these little snapshots of Michael and Lincoln being completely idiotic kids that I need to string together.
    Yeah, baby! Say, don't you still have the 1sentence Lincoln/Michael thing to do? Maybe some of those could be borrowed (in either direction).

    How's that fic-o-evil coming (PBFE)? And when can I bug you about PB headers so I can split up my fic page?

    Oh, oh (this'll make your head explode)-- whatever happened to the crack_van thingy? Did you get your Overview done to post stuff up?

    I have a *cough* ship_manifesto thing I'd better get cracking on, because I think it's due in 2 weeks. Ork.
    BEWARE OF JENMAR.clex_monkie89 on June 1st, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
    Say, don't you still have the Lincoln/Michael thing to do? Maybe some of those could be borrowed (in either direction).

    Dude I do, don't I? I'm totally gonn have to try.

    How's that fic-o-evil coming (PBFE)? And when can I bug you about PB headers so I can split up my fic page?

    Uhm. I'm gonna start the fic tomorrow. I figure I should hve it done... Probably by about a minute before the due date. Once I'm finished I shall make a rejoicing post and then I should be ready to do other things.

    Oh, oh (this'll make your head explode)-- whatever happened to the crack_van thingy?

    I'm totaly just waiting for the call. I guess the Small Fandom line is a lot longer than it looks, I just kinda assumed it would be short. That was a kinda dumb assumption apparently.

    I have a *cough* ship_manifesto thing I'd better get cracking on, because I think it's due in 2 weeks. Ork.

    *Gasp* Yay! Except for the whole two weeks thing.
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
    Uhm. I'm gonna start the fic tomorrow. I figure I should hve it done... Probably by about a minute before the due date.
    This would be funnier if it weren't entirely true! :P Of course, that's what's happening to the ship_manifesto thing too. Should have done it right away-- that's always the answer for me. :0
    BEWARE OF JENMAR.clex_monkie89 on June 1st, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
    Funnily enough? I was just informed by Ferry that I have nine days and not seven until it's due. I think maybe I can... not screw this up horribly.
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: big smile happy sarathelana on June 1st, 2006 06:31 am (UTC)
    If you could get someone to write a fic for you right now, what would it be?

    Hah, from your lips to those writer's ears. Or from your keyboard strokes to theirs. LOL. Or whatever :D

    Interestingly enough, I never really noticed your ellipses, which is odd since that is usually something I see a lot in fic (and usually because it bothers me).
    The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on June 1st, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
    Interestingly enough, I never really noticed your ellipses, which is odd since that is usually something I see a lot in fic (and usually because it bothers me).
    Perhaps they are working to the good, then, to help the flow (as designed). As opposed to vagueness or laziness. Or fingers stuck on the "." key. ;)
    The Good, The Bad and The Lana: brother hugthelana on June 1st, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
    I recently made a poll at hold_my_pocket about whether people prefer T-Bag or T-bag and oddly enough the very few people who voted for T-bag were writers. And I realized that I never noticed that those writers use T-bag in their fic, even though I have noticed it in fic before. Apparently I only notice it when bad authors write it like that ;D

    angelsbitca (you might remember her Michael/Lincoln childhood Gen "Baby Steps") is looking for a beta for her Michael/Sara for pbfe and she specifically wants somebody who isn't a shipper to beta it. She wondered if you would be game and I told her that you are not terribly into beta-ing, even though you do it on occasion. Just thought I should mention it in case you are interested after all.