Poll: I have a question about story organization preferences from the perspective of a reader. As if right now, I envision my H50 stories in the Three Times/The Day After 'verse as a series of multi-chapter episodes, each with a conclusion (unlike my Lure chapter fic which is clearly a serial). If I post additional stories to an existing fic, it gets really long for a series of relatively bite-sized stories. If I post as separate stories it makes it hard to follow/find the stories in sequence. Feel free to PM me if you have any better ideas. Thanks! Vote Now!
Author has written 6 stories for As the World Turns, and Hawaii Five-0.
First of all, for anyone who has read, commented, and/or patiently awaited updates on Simple Gifts: (another) HUGE THANK YOU. I will admit I did some shameless geeking out and found that (to the best of my knowledge) Simple Gifts is the 2nd most faved single-ship story across all daytime soap fandoms on FF.net! Squee! I'm not sure it will ever catch up to the Harry Potter crossover or the dual-ship story, but I'm pretty stoked. I'll admit I didn't check all stories with fewer than 20K words, but based on general fav'ing patterns, I think I checked the most likely contenders.
I just recently read through my Simple Gifts notes and found a bunch of storylines and vignettes (varying from nearly-written chapters awaiting their place in the timeline to fluffy flashbacks looking for an excuse to be remembered). I really believe the best is yet to come and I'm still really excited to get through to the end of the plotted arc (Christmas 2011).
For anyone who is new to my stories, I'm a long-time shipper of couples including Beth/Lujack, Starbuck/Apollo, Janeway/Chakotay, Xena/Gabrielle, Benson/Stabler, Otalia, Tiva, and McAbby. I read a lot in most of those fandoms, but I have written (so far) only for my original OTP, LuRe (Luke Snyder/Reid Oliver, and for my latest crush, McDanno (Steve McGarrett and Danny Williams from Hawaii Five-0). Having finally scarfed down all the H50 episodes on DVD, I have to say this: Danno, you had me at the pink bunny. Like all new loves, McDanno is a bit shiny, exciting and unknown, so apologies for temporarily setting aside Simple Gifts. I've also finally watched all of Glee on Netflix and a post-suicide Kurtofsky muse has started clamoring for attention. In the meantime, whatever I write, and whenever it gets written, I'm hoping to include (at least) one LuRe easter egg in each fic/series.
Though I write ship-centric fic, I like to think that what I'm doing is a bit off the beaten path. For starters, I'm 110K words into Simple Gifts and the protagonists haven't been in the same state since Chapter 5 (I'm working on Chapter 33 right now). If I ever get the Kurtofsky story down on e-paper, it will be a long time coming as well. I'm a firm believer in that romance is as much between the ears as between the legs, so my focus will always be on relationships (not just between the protagonists), inner monologues, fluff, innuendo, and humor. I'm also obsessed with weaving together canonical trivia with real-life current events and settings, and especially love backstory. Hopefully that comes across in my stories.
Anyway, I'm babbling. My LuRe ramblings, episode guide, videos, and more can be found atOtherwise, there will definitely be more fic coming - for LuRe, McDanno, and maybe other fandoms at some point.
As always, thanks for reading! And if you see something you like, let me know – encouragement is very much appreciated!
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