It All Began by Kinkmeme – A Fanfic Story

So I admit that I trawl the (conspicuously anon) archives of the dcu/dceu/dccu kinkmemes. I do. I have no shame about this.

What I’d never done was actually submit to any of these communities.

Until now.

 

I took on a prompt that seemed at first glance to be an “easy in’ – can’t take more than 2-5k, I thought to myself with unseemly glee, ready to flex my kink muscles.

Yup. That was me…

….back in late April.

 

Now it’s January, and I’ve managed to post about 100k and am in the fourth in said BDSM, Bottom Clark, Dominant Bruce (though Dominant b/c of dynamics, not who tops/bottoms!!) series.

I’ll be posting chapter 7 of 14 in part IV sometime this week, adding 6k to my wordcount.

I have another 40-60k in the wings waiting for my longsuffering beta reader.

AND

  • It’s been rec’d. More than once!! What is happening in the world?
  • It’s inspired/prompted two fan-covers (by ManicMea):
  • A particular fanartist  (handled ‘Albi’) who Ive followed for some time (you may recall the Superbat manga of ‘right in front of my salad’ with Diana at the counter? Yeah..Albi) both rec’d and contacted me with these amazing beauties!

Control by Albi

(The other two are in-line on the AO3 host page and the available epub from AO3)

So I’ll just leave that story link right here…

Position Assurance Series by Holdt

How long will this go on? Well, until the story is finished, I suppose. Aiming for 200k written this year (in total, not just this project).

Wish me luck!

All of this is just to say how incredibly honored and amazed I am at the top of this year. Fandom, fam… fandom is fucking amazing. 

And it requires a response.

Thanks everyone for their help, whether reading, encouraging/cheer-leading, creating art, having written something that further inspired me,  alpha views, arguing canon vs fanon over pastries with me, debating/interrogating the differences between bottom-shaming/misogyny and BDSM subbing when the sub IS the bottom…

You know who you are. Thank you.

ETA: FYI, if you know this is trggering/disliked/material you as an adult CANNOT HANDLE, then do us both a favor and just skip the links. You will not be welcomed. You will not convince me that I am doing wrong. You will only waste your time with a non-hetero genderqueer feminist who is in no mood for your shit. 😀

Diverse OCs in Fanfic

Recently had a conversation with a friend today who shared with me how hesitant she was to include a “diverse” OC in her fic because Racefail. Okay…

Look.

Writing the Other isnt your problem, friend.

I’ll be clear: I write “the Other” all the time, and Im forced to because thats the “majority lens” of media that I, as a PoC, even with my background– (D.C. born & raised, our home had etageres, china cabinets and paneling)– have available in this culture. And I’ll tell you – it isnt easy.

It’s *work*.

You may make mistakes. You may mischaracterise some very important cultural business (though probably not if you do the proper groundwork). You might have to do twenty rewrites.

But at the end of the day, you are writing a PERSON. So do that.
**Yes it will take time. Yess, it will take serious thought beyond “how do I get them naked” or “I want them to be edgy – they’re brown, I know – they are career criminals!”.

But a lot of the work has already been done for you. Its STILL being done, fam. All you have to do is engage with it on a deeper level.

Resources added: GIYF racefail + thinkpieces

https://fanlore.org/…/List_of_Discussion_Posts,_Sorted_by_D…

http://annsomerville.net/a-themed-summary-of-racefail-09-i…/

Anyway, this is seeming more like a rant and less like what I intended – a suggestion and support of those who work to involve more cultural and caste-based worldbuilding in their fic.

Hope it helps.

ETA: No, sensitivity readers are not really optional.

ETA 2: Writing the Other by Nisi Shawl is an excellent resource

Fic: The Other Time Lord

The Other Time Lord [AO3] by 

Paying Fanfic Gig

[18 May. 7th, 2017 05:18 pm]

Company will pay $25k for Shakespearian fanfic! Yes, seriously!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/us/shakepeare-contemporary-contest-trnd/index.html

Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries: http://www.sncproject.com/

(CNN)Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears — and your Shakespearean fan fiction.
Do you want to become a modern-day Shakespeare, or at least the next best thing? Do you have a great idea for a play about, say, Hamlet’s evil twin?
The American Shakespeare Center, a regional theater company in Staunton, Virginia, is looking to stage new plays as companion pieces to William Shakespeare’s classics — all 38 of them.

“We want to open the playhouse up to the next generation of the world’s greatest playwrights by having them write pieces that vibe off of, or are inspired by, each of Shakespeare’s plays,” Artistic Director Jim Warren announced on the center’s website.

The project, called “Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries,” is open to all aspiring playwrights and will run for the next 20 years.

Two playwrights will be selected each year and will be awarded $25,000, as well as the opportunity to produce their play at the center’s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton — a faithful recreation of original indoor Blackfriars Theatre in London.

The first two productions will be mounted during the 2018-2019 season and will accompany either “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” “Henry IV, Part 1,” “The Comedy of Errors” or “The Winter’s Tale.”

Eligible plays must meet Shakespeare’s original staging conditions, which include a cast of 10-12, minimal sets and cross-gendered casting.
“Help us build a canon inspired by the greatest playwright of all time,” Warren said.

The Blackfriars Playhouse was built in 2001 and uses Shakespeare’s staging conditions, which include the audience as a part of its productions.

Current Mood: excited