luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)

"Don't go pulling a Philip Kiriakis on me, all right?"

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why I so immensely dislike the Jan’s baby storyline that defines Shelle’s senior year of high school – especially since the plot and relationship angst are quite similar to those at the heart of my IY fandom opus, Fleeting. They share similar characteristics: the girl’s sexual insecurity, the guy’s seemingly-noble secret-keeping, and the betrayal and angst that occur when they start to push each other.

So why is one so near and dear to my heart, while the other makes my heart hurt?

Meta: What good is a romance without a basis of trust? )
luxken27: (MotG - Comfort Kiss)
It can be summed up in this gifset:

But why say it with pictures when you can say it with 5,000 words instead? :D

Far from the maddening crowd? Not quite... )

Give me Justine’s outright bitchiness any damn day of the week. At least then you know what you’re dealing with.
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
In my never-ending quest to understand the characters I play with, I decided that I would use one of my Summer Mini Challenge prompts to complete a writing exercise - and, as the rules of the challenge state, post it publicly.

I wanted to explore this scene from the Monarch of the Glen canon. I wanted to do this from Archie's POV, because I just couldn't wrap my head around what he said when he rejected Lexie's advances:

Not, "I love Katrina," or indeed any mention of the word love at all...yet that's what he means. And given that when he *does* eventually confess his love to Lexie he says, "I love you, Lexie. I think I always have," I suddenly found an emotional knot that I was determined to untwist.

Here is my effort:

Is admiration the same thing as love? )

I wrote this for the prompt "bubble" in my 2015 Summer Mini Challenge table. In addition to using the scene itself, I also drew on the heaviness of this song for inspiration. It captures the sort of disbelief and perhaps hopeless hope that I think he felt when confronted with Lexie's feelings.

Though this scence was a straight-up rejection on the surface, it simultaneously deepens the pair's relationship, because Archie finally realizes just what Lexie does mean to him. I wanted it to be there, but for him to be blind to it. He calls her his "very, very best friend" - which in my book is a much stronger foundation for a romantic relationship than something rooted in passion.

Of course, the fact that he kissed Lexie more times than pretty much all of his love interests put together also probably says something about (unconscious) his feelings for her, LOL.
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
For anybody who has EVER posted their fic on AO3, you need to read this. They scraped 4 of my stories - and not even the finished ones!

How to do a DMCA request to get them removed is here.
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Yoinked from Tumblr (thanks [ profile] starzki!):

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍ Tell me which questions you'd like me to answer.

Questions under the cut )

This seems especially relevant, given my upcoming fandom anniversary...hmm...