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[livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking tagged me, so here I go:

Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

It grieves me to leave out "Communion", but since it's no longer available online, it's not really fair to include it. So here are my picks:

  1. What You Never Knew You Wanted (Alias) -- It's a non-canonical pairing, set in a cracked-out AU, and it's written in the second person, present tense... all very good reasons the whole project should have been a disaster. But Weiss pulled it all together, and I find now that I can read this story with as much pleasure as if I hadn't written it. In fact, in my own personal Alias universe, this is how S3 turned out.


  2. If We Survive (Harry Potter) -- Now rendered AU six ways from Sunday after HBP, and about to be more so when DH comes out. Nevertheless, I'm proud of the plot twists, the original characters, and any number of other neat little details that seemed to spring full-fledged from my brow as I wrote. Also, Snape's post-Dumbledeath angst in Chapter Six is FTW, even if my guess about how said death might happen was completely wrong.


  3. Galatea (House) -- I didn't think I could write House at all, until I actually tried. Then he refused to shut up, bless his cynical smartmouthed little soul. Plus, medical research! I didn't think I could do that either, but it proved to be surprisingly addictive. And at present, I like my vision of Cameron's future character development a good deal more than the canonical version.


  4. War Wounds (Harry Potter) -- The world needs more Mad-Eye Moody romances. And writing Imogen Crump is always fun, even when she's not quite her usual ebullient self.


  5. Secrets and Lies (Harry Potter) -- Otherwise known as the canonical alternative to If We Survive that nobody wanted to read. It's over-descriptive in places, and Snape's collapse is a bit histrionic, especially since I did it before and better in IWS. But I wrestled like Jacob with the camera-type third person narrative, and I'm pleased with how it turned out. Also, Aberforth is love.


There! All done. Now I'm off to watch Heroes.

Date: 2007-03-07 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] izhilzha.livejournal.com
I read and enjoyed Secrets and Lies...although, yeah, it was kind of hard to beat the goodness of the previous Snape-angst scene. :-)

And every Weiss fan should read What You Never Knew You Wanted. In fact, I believe I am due to reread it myself.... *wanders off to bookmark for tomorrow*

Date: 2007-03-07 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bittervillager.livejournal.com
I love What You never Knew You Wanted. Of course, I also enjoy the If We Survive universe.

Date: 2007-03-07 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kizmet-42.livejournal.com
I never read Secrets and Lies before.

Oh, R.J., you are a magnificent writer.

Date: 2007-03-07 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rj-anderson.livejournal.com
You hadn't read it before? And you liked it?

*glows with happiness*

Thank you!

Date: 2007-03-07 03:53 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] meril.livejournal.com
Hey, there, I don't think that the last one was a fic that nobody wanted to read. I didn't even know it existed--of course, if it was post-HBP, it probably was when I had the broken wrist problem so of course I missed it.

Date: 2007-03-07 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harriet-wimsey.livejournal.com
I've read none of those but Galatea, so it looks like I have some reading to do! Hopefully I'll remember to let you know what I thought. I loved Galatea, so I'm excited to see what the others are like.

Date: 2007-03-07 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunsethill.livejournal.com
The only one I haven't read is Galatea--mainly because I am trying not to get addicted to House because it comes on at a time I really can't watch. I've loved all the others.

Another thing you haven't pointed out is that you pictured Snape as coming from Manchester from not-so-exalted origins when most of the fandom had him as the dark-haired cousin to Lucius. I also thought Secrets and Lies was an amazing tour-de-force to move your IWS characters into canon.

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