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Laurus Nobilis ([personal profile] laurus_nobilis) wrote2008-01-01 11:54 am
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Happy 2008!

And, as usual, have a fanfic meme:

Favourite story this year:
Sheer Genius (Doctor Who/xxxHOLiC). It was so much fun to write, and even if I did make an effort to make it work (because I like my crossovers canon-compliant) it's mostly just a big self-indugent favourite characters reunion. :D With Clow pestering the Doctor about regeneration and Martha and Yuuko laughing at them both and shippy hints all over the place. :DDD

My best story this year:
Minute Waltz (xxxHOLiC), I think. I'm very fond of the characterizations and all the little details in that one. Clow/Yuuko lends itself well to nerdy fics with a lot of references... (I wrote it originally in Spanish, here.)

Most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
Definitely Lucha o huida (xxxHOLiC), which got one measley review even if it's one of my favourite. D: I guess it's because it was much more serious than the rest of my [ profile] 30vicios stories.

Most fun story:
Down to Business (CCS/xxxHOLiC). I'd always wanted to write fic with Yuuko and Touya, and it explains the mystery of Yukito's house. And I recently discovered that I love writing Yue in humour fics.

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:
A crossover, as always: Immortal Soul(s) (CCS/Good Omens), in which Clow drives both Aziraphale and Crowley crazy, and I imply that Good Omens!God = Mokona. o.O Crowley would be proud if he wasn't one of the victims.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Unusual (CCS/xxxHOLiC) forced me to think of Nadeshiko in an entirely new way. I should write more about her involved with the HOLiC side of her 'verse.

Hardest story to do:
The Warmth of the Sun (HP). Going back to writing HP fic after a long time of semi-absence (do crossovers count?) and choosing to return by trying to capture Ariana's voice probably wasn't such a good idea.

Biggest disappointment:
Animagus of the Caribbean (HP/PotC). It's not bad or else I wouldn't have posted it, but I wrote it in a rush to fit an exchange's deadline, and I think it could have been a lot better. As it is right now, it mostly works on the appeal of Pirate!Sirius. XD

Biggest surprise:
What Legends Do (Doctor Who), because it's in a very different style than my usual and I really like how it turned out. It's also my first Who-only fic.

Most telling story:
Hee... The Advance of Magic and Other Developments (HP/CCS). As [ profile] solesakuma said about it: I sense a certain... bitterness with the scientific magical establishment. XD And in a fandom sense, it says a lot about how I see Clow and Dumbledore, particularly post-DH.

A story I want remembered:
Because I can't choose the whole 'verse, I'll go for Greatness in the Making. Clow Reed and Uric "the Oddball" Lovegood, best friends forever and the biggest nerds in Hogwarts's history! ♥