luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review | 2012 in review | 2013 in review | 2014 in review | 2015 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2016 Goals ~ How did I do? )

A look back: 2016 in review )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
I'm way late with this, but I guess better late than never? =)

Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review | 2012 in review | 2013 in review | 2014 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2015 Goals ~ How did I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?
“Fits and starts” doesn’t even begin to describe the fragmented fannish year that was 2015 for me.

A look back: 2015 in review )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
I'm a few days late, but that's sort of my life these days *shrug* Oh, well. It's always fun to compile my yearly retrospective, so on with the show!

Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review | 2012 in review | 2013 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2014 Goals ~ How did I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?
2014 was the first year that fandom, for me, expanded substantially beyond fanfic.

A look back: 2014 in review )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review | 2012 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2013 Goals ~ How did I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?
This last year epitomized "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

A look back: 2013 in review )

Even though I was largely absent from fandom this year, I wasn't - it was never far from my mind =) Whether it be doing the Best of the Golden Era polls for [community profile] kidsincdaily, lurking around Tumblr, or obsessively rewatching my "comfort food" shows (Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, Daria), I was on the periphery, and sometimes elbow deep in research for ideas that have yet to come to fruition :P I don't know how much I was missed (if at all), but believe me - I definitely missed you guys.

(In mind-blowing news, I was tickled pink to see that Fleeting has over 100K views on FF.net. I can't quite believe it. Not even in five years did I expect to have that many hits on a story. That far surpasses any of my other work ever, on *any* archive - yet another reason why I call it my fandom opus ♥ )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Well, today marks my fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not exactly sure when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart world; I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up-to-date sometime during the summer of 2007, and then started looking for fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works.’ But I *do* know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2008 in review | 2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2012 Goals ~ How did I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?
This last year of fandom – my fifth, holy fuck o.O – was pretty much nothing like I expected it to be.

A look back: 2012 in review )

Somehow, I guess it’s truly fitting that – five years after jumping feet-first into it – I have come full-circle back to IY fandom. This time last year, I was ready to be done with it for good – but now it’s a completely different story. Finding “new” characters to love (like SessMom) + returning to old comforts (like Sesshoumaru himself) has made me actually think about breaking out some of those stories I’d long ago shelved. I never thought I’d say this, but damn am I happy to be actively writing for IY again! :D

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Today marks my official fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not sure exactly when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart pool (I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up to date sometime during the summer of 2007, then started searching out fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works’), but I do know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2009 in review | 2010 in review | 2011 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2011 Goals ~ How did I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?
My fourth year in fandom started off very promisingly, and ended with something of a flourish, but unfortunately, it was also pockmarked with months-long swathes of crippling depression.

A look back - 2011 in review )

Personal favorite stories of the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Today marks my official fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not sure exactly when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart pool (I watched the Inuyasha anime and read the manga up to date sometime during the summer, then started searching out fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works’), but I do know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

2009 in review | 2010 in review

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2010 Goals ~ How'd I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?

Probably the biggest thing that happened this year was that I branched out in a big way from my “original” fandom, and it’s probably not a surprise why I did that. My third year in fandom started quite the way 2010 started in general: with tragedy.

A look back – 2010 in review )

My favorite stories from the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )

And, since I enjoy making traditions out of things, I'd like to revive a little metawriting meme, since metawriting is what I'm all about on this journal, LOL :P

[+] Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track. [+]
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Today marks my official fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not sure exactly when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart pool (I watched the anime and read the manga up to date sometime during the summer of ’07, then started searching out fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works’), but I do know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

What have I accomplished in the last twelve months? )

2009 Goals ~ How'd I do? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?

This was a year defined by the good, the bad, and the ugly. No longer a n00b, not quite a BNF (or the writer of BNF(ic)s), but stuck somewhere in between. It wasn’t a perfect year – I’m the first to admit I’ve made some mistakes – but on the whole, I’d say I’m pretty pleased with it. Sometimes you have to be hurt to know your own strength, and goodness knows I went through my share of wank through the greater part of ’09.

The good - finding my niche, making friends, working on a fandom opus )

The bad - life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans )

The ugly - in which I find just what my big mouth gets me...turns out, not much )

My favorite stories from the last year )

Goals for the year ahead )

And, to end this post on a good note, I'd like to revive a little metawriting meme, since metawriting is what I'm all about on this journal, LOL :P

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.
luxken27: (meta - fanfic is most difficult)
Today marks my official fandom anniversary, as close as I can tell. I’m not sure exactly when I first dipped my toes into the fanfic/fanart pool (I watched the anime and read the manga up to date sometime during the summer, then started searching out fanart, which lead to fanfic, which lead to Christmas ’07 as a Tales from the House of the Moon timesink, which lead to even more reading of ‘major fandom works’), but I do know that on March 11, 2008 I signed up for an account at Media Miner and posted the first three chapters of Every Heart, with no small amount of trepidation.

The rest, as they say, is history…

What did I accomplish in the last twelve months? )

But what are your thoughts on yaoi? )

Goals for the year ahead )