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Snowflake Challenge

Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

So, two things I think. The first is Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers. This is a show I first saw years ago, and I came in late - I turned on the tv and saw this lovely redhead getting his ass kicked by pretty much everyone. (Spoilers: he totally deserved it. I'd have wanted to kick his ass, considering.) But the setting of the park seemed like an enchanted forest, and it felt like a noble warrior getting kidnapped (also not entirely wrong it's complicated) and this was the first time I wanted to write for something, wanted to make something in response to what I feeling in a fannish sense. I'd always gone around singing little songs to myself and writing poetry, but this felt different.

The second is Terry Pratchett. I have seen a lot of people over the years say that he opened their eyes to things, made them see the world in a different way, but for me it wasn't that. For me it was interacting with the world in a different way; all the sarcasm and awareness I'd already had, although his phrasing made it easier to understand and express to other people? But for me the important part was: and here's what you do next. Here's how someone changes that thing they don't like about themselves, with Granny Weatherwax and Sam Vimes holding the line not only against other people's evil but against their own. It's all the things in his writing that say we are none of us the people we'd like to be, and that's okay, you just have to work on it. Here's how.

And, not incidentally, how to look at everyone and see a person instead of an other, even to the end. Dwarves, trolls, golems, goblins, orcs - he pursued bringing every race in his canon in out of the cold in a way that always makes me cry a little. I just wish he'd been able to finish the last Tiffany Aching book - I would really have loved to see the redemption of the elf queen play out fully.
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Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

This wasn't so easy, because it is hard to praise myself and because I spend so much time being down about that I forget why I'm proud of things pretty quickly. Which makes this a good exercise for me!

Fandom: Kingdom Hearts

A lot of my fannish life was spent in a wonderful community of weekly challenges on LJ that's been dead for a few years now - a theme would be set, we'd write usually drabbles to that theme, and then vote for the winner - whose prize was to set the next theme! It was fun and kept me actively writing, or at least trying to. So most of the things I really like are for this fandom, though I will do one for another.

Beneath This was for the challenge 'Starting Out' and was a fun little stab at expressing how I felt the main villain of the series feels about his chief henchman (which is a status I took seriously even back when a lot of people didn't, or so it felt at the time). Idk, I think Braig/Xigbar and Xehanort are both fascinating assholes who will absolutely screw each other over, but that at least in the beginning Xehanort felt like Braig was a more innocent darkness.

Now I'm feeling like I should maybe explore that more...

Three of Wands Mwahahaha, I made the three good fairies in Sleeping Beauty the villains! I cannot tell you how much unholy glee I still feel about this. XD >:D I just. I love this! I love the idea of this upside down world where Flora and Fauna and most especially Merryweather are out to fuck up the world and Sora just does not know how to feel about these nice old ladies who are trying to ruin everything, whyyy?!

Someday I will write the companion piece I've always meant to, wherein Maleficent is the kind hermit lady who's been raising Aurora in the woods.

Fandom: Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers

castle in the clouds Of all the things I love and wish I'd written more for, this. THIS. And okay, thinking about it now is making me want to cry, because I have so many notes and things, and had so much writing it and feeling these characters I love come alive for me in a way that's different, somehow, than anything else I've written for this series. I'd never written anything where I didn't feel like I could live up to the scope of it the way I feel about this.

But I want to so much.


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