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13 January 2014 @ 08:07 pm
My Fandom Stocking Stories: FK "In Pursuit of the Paladin" and HL "Lazarus Heart"  
I've previously posted about the nice things that I received in my own Fandom Stocking this year, and about the neat things that I spotted in other people's Fandom Stockings, so tonight I thought I'd point out the items that I stuffed into some Fandom Stockings myself. I didn't create as widely or well as I'd have liked, but I did have fun writing:

  • Highlander: "Lazarus Heart" (Methos/Alexa, 918 words, G) (beta-read by [personal profile] celli!) for [personal profile] beccadg's wish
    I'd never tried Methos/Alexa before, but the attempt turned out surprisingly satisfying for me. I hope that it works as well for readers, and doesn't bog down when I poke around inside Methos's head for a bit in the middle.

  • Forever Knight: "In Pursuit of the Paladin" (Lacroix & Natalie with Nick implied, 991 words, PG) (beta-read by [personal profile] skieswideopen!) for [personal profile] pj1228's wish
    This led me to a new approach to the ever-vexing problem of how to write for fellow FK fans who personally prefer "dark" takes that I can't support, myself. Here, I imagined a "bright" scenario that I'd love, but told it from Lacroix's perspective. It worked better for me than some past, straining attempts to approach "dark" prompts, but I don't know whether it really bridges the problem of sufficient respect for preferences I can't share. Maybe it's better not to try? There are so few of us! Are mismatches better than no matches, or not?

  • A handful of fanfiction "gift certificates" in FK and HL for stories to be posted to the AO3 sometime in 2014
    (Four have been redeemed/accepted so far. Coincidentally, that's the same number I still owe from the last time I tried this — you know who you are. ~grin~)

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PJ1228pj1228 on January 19th, 2014 09:49 am (UTC)
In Pursuit of the Paladin
I think your approach of telling the story from Lacroix's perspective worked very well. At least for me it did. :)

Every Forever Knight story is a welcome addition to push FK back to the front of people's minds in this vast sea of fandoms that's dominating the web.

When you write a story, it is your story after all. When you drop all your characteristic traits in order to accomodate your recipient, it wouldn't be recognized as your story anymore. And your stories are well written and a pleasure to read, even if I do not always agree with your preferences.

Thanks again for filling my stocking!
Amy R.: Nick Solemnbrightknightie on January 21st, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: In Pursuit of the Paladin
That's good to know and to ponder; thank you!