No shame in this game. When I was a youngling, I honed my way with words in the bosom of fandom. Even borrowed inspiration provides a chance to experiment with voice and style, to dip a toe into new genres, and to get immediate feedback from an eager and passionate base of readers. Livejournal, Dreamwidth, FF.net, Archive of Our Own, Tumblr... I tried it all, and my development as a writer has been all the better for it. Now that I'm focused on original projects and working within the (admittedly necessary) confines of marketability and formalized structure, looking back at this massive archive of NERD reminds me why it is that I love to do what I do. Never turn away from inspiration when it comes; never pass up the opportunity for practice.
[SPOILERS] While I organize my thoughts, reread the source comics, and craft a coherent review, the screaming fangirl in me bolted out of bed the morning after watching Infinity War and word-vomited a fanfiction epilogue. Ahh, catharsis.
World and characters belong to Marvel Comics (our lords and masters)
Lately, I really miss writing fight scenes. When it comes to choreography, it's not unlike a love scene, a chance to develop character through action and reaction. Found this one while organizing old folders and I still rather like it. I was reading Ed Brubaker's iconic Captain America and Winter Soldier runs at the time and, as one who loves to revel in the broody, I fell hard for the Bucky Barnes character arc. Because that's the point of Captain America - no matter how many times you get knocked down, you stand back up. Also, it was fun to write a bar fight.
World and characters belong to Marvel Comics
A grieving necromancer summons his lover's shade, simply to be held by him one more time. I really like the feel of this one - it's like Terminus, only set in the word of Dragon Age.
World and characters belong to Bioware/EA
Black Widow is charged with bringing a recovering Winter Soldier into the fold. An attempt to bring the movie universe more in line with the comics. Enjoyed writing the action sequences in particular.
World and characters belong to Marvel
Imagined epilogues for some of my favorite dearly departed Game of Thrones characters. Because sometimes fanficion is just about denial.
World and characters belong to George R.R. Martin