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Snowflake Challenge, Days 1-2

Today I found out about this snowflake_challenge via egelantier, and since I am pretending that anything that forces me to write things and post them is a good thing, I've decided to join in.

I'm only a day late, so I'm going to put Days One and Two together.

Day One's challenge is "post a rec for three fanworks you've created." I don't like doing that because everything I've posted is still in a bad semi-finished state, but I'll list three links anyway, because 2015 is The Year of Meeting Challenges. These should not be considered "recommendations" in the strict sense.

This journal was originally created because I was writing a long Emily of New Moon fanfic. It's now finished (but not really, because it need a lot of editing) and stagnating over on ff.net.

For the other two, I'm going to cheat by naming the deliberately bad fanworks created for Bad Bangs I and II earlier in 2014.

I wrote a seamless Phantom of the Opera/Les Mis crossover for the first Bad Bang

. . .and a song-lyrics-based recap of "The Waste Land" for Bad Bang II.

You may notice I have a thing about songfic. I think about half of the original fiction I have produced in RL is actually songfic in disguise. This is because most of my thoughts are song lyrics.

Day Two: Wish List
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.

One slightly too complex wish, and two simple wishes:

1. Parks and Rec/Rome crossover! Too specific to ask for in any exchange, I think. Octavia and Agrippa run away together to another canon, one better suited to their sunny adorableness. Adjusting to life without slavery or garum is tricky, but worth it in the end, and they get by with a little help from their friends at City Hall.

2. Any fics or other fanworks dealing with the adventures of Miss Jane Marple in space. I think she'd make a genuinely good first contact, in addition to solving any murders that might occur.

3. Emily of New Moon fan art! Post-canon, pre-canon, Ilse's amazing clothes, Perry's campaign ephemera, eerie potato-boiling parties, moonlit nights, unflattering author portraits, or whatever you like to draw.

Let's see how long I can keep up with the challenge!


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Jan. 2nd, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
I remember doing this the last two years. Not sure if I will this year.
Argh wish I knew some of your other fandoms! Your writing style is nice :)
Jan. 2nd, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you!

Emily of New Moon is not much like War and Peace, except in that they both deal interestingly with families, and they are both good. Emily is adopted by her mother's large, unhappy family, writes, makes friends who do and don't understand her. Great characters, unsatisfying romance, strong sense of place. I don't know if you would like it or not, but it's not hard to get into if you don't hate that sort of thing. There are three books in the series; all three books together make a little less than one War and Peace.

Edited at 2015-01-02 10:22 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
I might look into it after I get through what I'm reading right now. I'm a reeeeaaaaally slow reader though, so it'd take some time to get through. Maybe by next Yuletide lol.
Jan. 2nd, 2015 10:29 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC)
i had to express my excitement somehow! bad bang mostly went past me, but i've laughed over this fic until i cried. so :D
Jan. 3rd, 2015 12:00 am (UTC)
:D I'm so glad you liked it! It's basically the fic I would have written when I was eleven, if anyone had been rash enough to encourage me to write and share fanfic during the height of my Tragic Musical Obsession.
Jan. 7th, 2015 10:12 am (UTC)
2. I don't have any recs for Miss Marple in space! (Sorry) But that did remind me, that when I was poking around for Yuletide, and getting distracted by reading your detective-related posts, I saw you say something along the lines of, having found a Poirot TV series, now you just needed the perfect Miss Marple show.

Well, it exists. :-)

(I mean, with the disclaimer that I and a lot of other people think so, but you may count it as that awful thing you already tried and hated, thanks, of course.) Anyway, there are three sets of Miss Marple adapations and all of them have something to offer. The first are some film version with Margaret Rutherford. They take a lot of liberties and Margaret Rutherford is all wrong, but on the other hand... they have Margaret Rutherford.

The third is the current ITV Marple, which again, takes quite a lot of liberties (random extra romances! Miss Marple is now in books she was never in!) & have run through several lead actors already (Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie first off). But they are modern and very pretty, so there's that.

And secondly, but most perfectly, in the 1980s, the BBC filmed the whole Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson in the lead. There are some changes, but they're mostly faithful, Joan Hickson is the person who is forever Miss Marple, the rest are just impostors, and it has wonderful opening credits. I tried to find them on YouTUbe, but could only find the end credits. Anyway, that cheery music plays over sketches of quaint village life... which zoom in to reveal hidden horrible murders in them! And while it's old, it was made on film, so it hasn't dated quite as much as something like I, Claudius (but you managed to watch that, so presumably you're okay here and there with a bit of archaic British TV). I don't know how easy the series is to come by where you are, of course. (They used to be up on YT, but the BBC must have had them taken down!)
Jan. 7th, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
Anyway, that cheery music plays over sketches of quaint village life... which zoom in to reveal hidden horrible murders in them!

That is the most perfect thing I have ever heard. That is the essence of Miss Marple. It looks like am going to have to make some room in my life for more TV. :D
Jan. 8th, 2015 01:13 pm (UTC)
,i>That is the most perfect thing I have ever heard. That is the essence of Miss Marple. </i>

I forget exactly what it was you said in the original post of yours I read, but I did think you'd appreciate the credits if nothing else! :-)
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