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Guys, how do you find fic on AO3? Both you personally and other methods you are aware of.

I tend to subscribe liberally. Mostly to anyone who's written something I enjoyed, and then I go through all their bookmarks and subscribe to writers I find that way. I don't watch for new fic unless it comes through email notification from someone I'm subscribed to, and I tend not to search for anything by tag/kudos/hit count. These days, I do also get to some fic through tumblr, but I'm also already subscribed to many of those same people on AO3.

But what do you do?

The reason I'm asking is because I put up a fic there yesterday. It's been less than 36 hours, and it's had over 8,000 hits. Which makes me think I'm missing some fundamental way that people are finding fic. How did all those people find the fic? That quickly. Some of that came from tumblr reblogging, but not all of it because there was no reblogging until today. And it was at 5,000 hits when I went to bed last night.

So how? I'm totally boggled by this. Are people watching tags?
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IDEK. I just wanted to write a coffee shop NYC AU. And then I was writing and it was so ridiculous that I decided to just go for it – this has got to be the most over-the-top thing I’ve ever come up with. I mean, I pride myself on subtlety and finer points in my fic. That sound? It was the sound of me flushing all that down the toilet.

I snickered a lot while writing.

Title: Give Me Back My Bones (maybe then we’ll talk)
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Rating: Explicit (barely, really)
Summary: Derek meets Stiles on a Wednesday. He comes in for his usual cup of coffee and somehow walks out with hot chocolate, cinnamon on the top, and no idea what just happened there.
Word Count: ~32,500
Spoiler Warning: Essentially none for S3. Mention of the name of one S3 character.
A/N: My most sincere thanks, as always, to [personal profile] perverse_idyll for beta reading. For existing, really. And to [personal profile] stillane, who graciously and very helpfully offered to character beta for me. This fic is much improved because of both of them.

Give Me Back My Bones (maybe then we'll talk)
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I'm now pulling content from tumblr to my LJ, not the other way around.

You know how sometimes you don't notice something until someone points it out, and then it's everywhere?

[personal profile] schemingreader made a tumblr post the other day about kisses on the corner of the mouth, which I happen to like, but now that it's been pointed out, I'm seeing it in all the fic. And the worst part is that I'm not sure if I've written it too. Except that I adore the fannish hive mind and would be tickled pink if I'd written it without even knowing it.

Also: Tropes are Forever from halffizzbin. You have to listen to the song, not just read the text. This is really funny because it's true, and that's what I loved about it - the sense of recognizing myself in this, recognizing all of us, how awesome we all are. <3
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And with my sincerest apologies to any of you who follow me on tumblr.

In ten years, I managed to never once post the faces of any of the actors in my fandoms.

After one week on tumblr, I've done it twice in one day.

You know, Teen Wolf is like SGA - stupid show, fandom full of AUs because of that, fantastic characters that suck you in, and the whole John-->Rodney-->John thing that I did? Doing it with Derek-->Stiles-->Derek. I fell in love with John Sheppard's face, then quickly realized that Rodney's character was amazing and fell for him, and then realized, in the end, that I still loved John more. I am on the exact same trajectory here. Fell for Derek's stupid face, realized what an awesome asshole Stiles is, and am realizing that, in the end, oh Derek.

So please help. I have a draft of my fic, about 24,000 words, and I need a character beta. [personal profile] perverse_idyll has graciously agreed to beta and take care of almost everything, mostly because she knows I fail at life without her, but she's never seen the show. And this is an AU to boot, a ridiculously over the top, deliberately emo fic. And my first one in the fandom.

I just need someone to read it and tell me just how far off I am on these guys. Anyone on my flist in the fandom? If not, anyone have ideas what to do about this?

You guys are the best!

Also, I continue to love and hate tumblr, and to have no idea how to use it. Figuring that out is my next project.
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*clings* I have so much HATE for Tumblr right now. Where the hell is my speech bubble? I don't see one anywhere. I can't figure out how to reply to posts, much less reply to a reply. After now two and a half hours of googling the shit out of it. And installing missing e. And eating half a box of raw brownie mix in frustration. I'm closing ALL the Tumblr-related tabs (like, 50) that I have open right now because I'm no closer to figuring this out and I'm mainlining decaf tea with milk. As in, I've got a cup I'm drinking from and a cup that's steeping on the counter (because it's decaf and you have to let it sit forever just so it's drinkable).

Also, I am running low on brownie mix.

This is the sort of thing that will make me sit here for the next two weeks obsessively, hating every second, until I figure out how to make this work. And therefore not finishing my fic. I just want to talk to people, sob.

Praise the lord and hallelujah for fandom. I just checked my email and found this notification from one of my AO3 subscriptions, by a marvellous writer:

Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Fantasy, Alternate Universe - Royalty, Mpreg, Arranged Marriage, Loss of Virginity, Rimming, Impregnation, Blow Jobs, Fingerfucking, Possessive Behavior, Harlequin, Sleepy Sex, Threats of Rape/Non-Con, Pining, Werewolves

So many of my very favorite things, amen. This is exactly what I need to make this evening better.


May. 27th, 2013 11:40 am
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Oh my god, I have a Tumblr.

I blame this entirely on Teen Wolf, which happened to me in the beginning of February. Avengers, last summer, took me from reading fic on LJ to reading on AO3; TW appears to be taking me from connecting with people on LJ to doing it on tumblr.

Except that I'm not, yet. Tumblr is so confusing - I get the liking thing and the reblogging thing, but how do you comment? Like how do you actually say something about something someone posted? And the people who post actual conversations they've had with others - how? How are they having those conversations and how are they posting?

Dude, why couldn't everyone just stay on LJ? My ten year anniversary of my LJ is June 16. And this year has been the first in which I haven't checked it every day. *sadface* In this respect, Tumblr is exciting. It's alive and vibrant.

So apparently the thing to do is post a fic on AO3 and in the endnotes link to your Tumblr. This is a very backwards way of making friends to my mind, but okay - I can do that!

In which I write a coffee shop AU. For reasons. )

And sign up for Tumblr, apparently. So if you have one, I'm kariye over there and I haven't put anything up yet (reblogging is such a strange thing), but I probably will and please come find me or tell me where to find you! It's a big scary world and I need you guys with me.

Serious reflections on cock losing out to dick )
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Teen Wolf continues to eat my life. I dunno.

Up until a month ago, my head was starting to tentatively spin Steve/Tony stories. And then Teen Wolf happened to me, and I can feel myself edging into the raw egg white of ficcing it. You know, that dreamy viscous place before you hit the heart of it and it explodes into a fic that you just have to write.

Actually, for the last week, I've been back wanting to write origfic. I always think this but have never managed to cross into that world. I'm not really into world-building. I like more exploring facets and details of what's already there.

Four Teen Wolf recs )

Someone want to help me with my Kindle Fire? It almost makes me want to cry because I don't really enjoy playing around with tech to get it to do what I want. All I want is to organize things. I've had it since last summer but I don't use it much and when I did, I was reading almost entirely in Avengers so it was fine to just put the fic on it, all unsorted. Because I knew it was all the same fandom. But now I'm reading once more in too many fandoms and I need to be able to categorize them.

Adventures in Calibre )
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Teen Wolf continues to eat my life.

Also, I'm trying to remember to bookmark things on AO3 since I've taken to finding a lot of really good fic that way myself. So I figured I'd contribute to the silent reccing love.

The Strong Scent of Evergreen by faviconrubykatewriting, Derek/Stiles, Always a Girl!Stiles, Explicit, ~29,000 words.

Writer's summary: Derek and Stiles start something new. "I am, you know," she whispers against his mouth, and he tilts his head in question. "Yours."

I kinda want to cry. Seriously, what the hell. Why is this fic so perfect? I'm a bit late to the game, as always - this fic has 40,000 hits and it deserves more. Because what. the. hell. )
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So I started this post weeks ago. And then Teen Wolf happened to me. I - seriously - the fic? In that fandom? Is crazy. Is wonderfully, beautifully, heartbreakingly crazy good.

Music help! One of my Pandora stations plays Rob Dougan's "Nothing At All" - the *instrumental* version. I can only find the version with lyrics. Does anyone have the instrumental version?

Brief writing thoughts )

Rec )

Recipe - Roasted Cauliflower with Yogurt Dip )
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1. Making the Best of It by favicondentalfloss, Clint/Phil, ~33,000 words, warnings for child abuse, sexual abuse

more )

2. The Rule of Three by faviconelise_509, Bruce/Tony, Bruce/Tony/Steve, ~13,000 words

more )

3. (series) Armed and Dangerous by faviconalchemyalice, Bucky/Tony, Bucky/Tony/Steve, Pepper/Coulson, ~66,00 words

more )

4. (series) Long Range Reconnaissance by faviconshell, Steve/Bucky, Clint/Phil, ~104,000 words.

more )

Which leads me to something else - why rec? )

In other news, I was checking my email this morning and got my usual group of Teen Wolf fic updates from my subscriptions on AO3 to people, who in addition to writing Avengers also write TW, and while I deleted the emails thought, why not see what the fuss is about? Hah. HAH. So I watched an episode. Terrible shite, no? *sigh* My fandoms all start like this. Down the rabbit hole... *g*


Jan. 4th, 2013 08:38 pm
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1. Jeeves and the Amatory Dilemma by faviconwho_la_hoop, Bertie/Jeeves, ~23,000 words.
more )

2. (Series) Whither Wander You by faviconisawet, Natasha/JARVIS, two very short fic (~2,000 words total).
more )

3. (Series) Don't Look Too Closely (all the angles are oblique) by faviconshaenie, Steve/Tony, ~94,000 words and growing.
more )
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In the Stillness of Remembering by faviconelise_509, Tony/Pepper, Tony/Steve, 70,000 words.

I don't know how to rec this fic.

It left me so completely overwhelmed and in love. I don't even know if it's that good a fic - couldn't tell you because it hit me so hard that any objectivity on whether it's a good fic or not (whatever that means) flew out the window at 90mph. But I suspect it's a good fic, that good of a fic. I remember reading fic back in the day by [personal profile] rageprufrock that made me react similarly. I remember reading one by [personal profile] pir8fancier back in HP. But it's rare. In all my fandoms, I can think of fic that I have loved unreasonably, that have touched me more than they should, ones that have made me squeal or want to cry (from desolation or joy) more than this one. In Avengers, the one about Dummy and Tony and Dummy's primary protocol - I loved that one.

But for whatever reason, it's a rare fic that gets to me as this one did. I think it's called transcendence. Rec goes on... )
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Oh mighty flist, come to my aid! I'm looking for Person of Interest fic that involve the Machine. I've read two, I think, POI fic - I'm not fannish about it in that sense (or I wasn't - I mean, I just binged on the whole first season, so it's new ground), but fuck a duck, the Machine!

It's like - I love JARVIS fic and (Tony's) bot fic in general. Both the fun ones where they protect Tony and Steve charms them and then they love Steve too and then Tony loves Steve and there's wall!sex and all that goodness, and the ones, delicious, where there's an edge. Where they Protect Tony, and themselves.

And the Machine is so ... ambiguous. The heart goes pitter-patter.

And a rec: How Come We Play War and Not Peace? by faviconvaltyr, Tony & Steve (sort of) gen, ~6,000 words. It's a Calvin & Hobbes fusion! )
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Title: For Gladness of You
Fandom: AOS
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Summary: In which shit goes down in no particular order: Jim almost starts a war, Spock gets tortured, Jim gets kidnapped, Jim gets tortured, Spock gets not-quite-kidnapped, Jim takes the Enterprise joyriding, and mysterious Vulcans with their even more mysterious leader hop a ride for a few weeks. But that’s not what the story’s about. It’s about this: Jim was always going to fall in love with Spock – boldly, recklessly. He just didn’t expect to stay that way. A story about getting over all that.
Word Count: ~51,000
A/N: As always, I wouldn't know what to do with myself without [personal profile] perverse_idyll to beta.

For Gladness of You (at AO3)

So this is my first time posting only (and first) to AO3. The content, I mean. Obviously I'm posting a notice here. I'm very interested in the results of this. Also, I'm going to crosspost this to DW just so that my journal, started this week, doesn't look so lonely over there.
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This is an experiment! If I've just subscribed to and/or granted you access, you are either on my LJ flist or, more likely, I found you through [personal profile] kouredios's friending meme from a few weeks ago. Which I just spent forever scanning through, aip. So if I picked you up from there, it likely means we had fandoms in common or, perhaps, that something about you caught my eye.

I'm working off a new premise here. Read more... )

So, in sum, hi!
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