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11 January 2016 @ 11:38 pm
Fandom Snowflake Challenge 2016 #4-5  
#4. Create a fanwork.

I was originally going to count my 2015 HLH fest recommendations list as the fulfilling fanwork, but I would have made that list anyway. Perhaps that's not really fulfilling the challenge properly, not letting it do all it can?

That itched away at me for a bit, so instead I made this brand-new, off-the-cuff, Doctor Who drabble (exactly 100 words) tonight.
River wasn't alone on her two-hundredth birthday. She squeezed a party into her parents' last temporal gap; after, she held their hands until she had to either leave or meet herself coming. River had been at each of their deaths long before; even those had been easier than the time-lock clicking behind her. The next day, she woke more alone than she'd been since she'd made herself known in the language of the forest... and in Gallifreyan. When River opened her diary to note her final Manhattan visit, she measured, for the first time, the blank pages against the full.

#5. Leave feedback on a fanwork.

I considered claiming this fulfilled because I commented (either on LJ or AO3) on every story that I read-to-the-end in the 2015 HLH fest, which for me overlapped this challenge, but, again, I would have done that anyway.

So I opened an OUaT story that I'd bookmarked a while back on the AO3, where I'd left a kudo but no comment. I've now remedied the lack of comment. This particular author doesn't reply to her comments, so perhaps she doesn't care, and perhaps I should have picked another, but I have reread that clever, grim story more than once since I first saw it in a RareWomen (now RarelyWritten) fest.

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Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: river and pondwiliqueen on January 12th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
she measured, for the first time, the blank pages against the full.

Oooooh. <3
Athelas K. Weedmalinaldarose on January 12th, 2016 10:47 pm (UTC)
This is the bit I was going to quote, too. What is it the kiddies say these days? "Right in the feels?"
Amy R.: Other Fandom BSGbrightknightie on January 16th, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
:-) Thank you very much!

("The Husbands of River Song" is all but inexcusably indulgent, and yet ... I've watched it four times already. ~sheepish~)
Athelas K. Weed: tardis_brightmalinaldarose on January 16th, 2016 06:06 pm (UTC)
Um. I've watched it at least three times. Maybe four. I just love the way he looks at her as she's ranting about how he doesn't love her. Well, that and the way he says "Seriously?" after leading her through an explanation of why the TARDIS won't dematerialize and she still doesn't get it.
Amy R.: Other Fandom BSGbrightknightie on January 16th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :-)