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01 January 2012 @ 12:00 am
Writing for the Year:


  • Buffing Education | Grey's Anatomy (with other fandom references [Buffy, Legend of the Seeker, Xena, current events]) | R | 1,927.


  • Goethe's contribution to and use in modern plant science | Academic Dissertation | G | 11,830.


  • Dune Grasses | Tamora Pierce | R | 601 | Femslash | Rosethorn / Lark
  • Paradise Birds | Tamora Pierce | G | 1108 | Femslash | Rosethorn / Lark
  • Posterity | Tamora Pierce | G | 943 | Gen, hint of Femslash | Author Cameo; past Rosethorn / Lark
  • One Heck of a Lot of Circlecest for SMACKDOWN | Tamora Pierce | G-R | 58,620 | Gen, Femslash, Het, Threesomes, Moresomes | Gen characters; Tris / Daja / Briar / Sandry; Rosethorn / Lark

  • Nothing, from what I can recall.

  • Stories for the Decathlon stories at Goldenlake (not yet posted anywhere but there) | Tamora Pierce | G - R | 3,521 | Gen and Femslash | Rosethorn, OC Mindhealer; Rosethorn / Mindhealer; mentions of Mindhealer / Lark and Rosethorn / Mindhealer / Lark
  • House of Comfort | Harry Potter | G | 3,044 | Gen | Pomona Sprout, next-gen nameless Hufflepuffs

  • Nothing, from what I can recall.

  • Nothing again.

  • Goddess of Fruit and Seed | Harry Potter | NC-17 | 4,054 | Femslash | Pomona Sprout, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Minerva McGonagall

  • A Weaving of Worlds | Work In Progress | Original Fiction | Mature | 50,418 | Lesbian Sci-Fi Fantasy Disney Mutant

Current Mood: bitchyBitchy.
kellychamblisskellychambliss on January 12th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
Wow -- what an impressive total. Such a wide range of stories and pairings and genres. I hope you're proud of yourself, my dear -- you should be.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 12th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Prouder now that I've been reminded I should be, I think -- thank you. (: I didn't think about the diversity as I was writing, but I can see the wide range now and that makes me smile. I'm impressed that the amount didn't feel 'big' to me; it makes me wonder how much writing I could do, to make me feel as though I actually wrote a lot. (I wonder if I'll ever know.)

Thank you!
?elsceetaria on January 12th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
That's QUITE impressive. :)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 12th, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Awwwr, thank ye! :D
Feather Quill: Quill/writingfeatherxquill on January 12th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Wow, this *is* impressive.

It also demonstrates exactly why you should repost your fic to your LJ! I don't know this fandom, but I have heard of Tamora Pierce, and now that I know that there is a whole lot of your femslash out there that I could read and appreciate if I were to become familiar with it, I am very tempted :).
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Rosethorn || Stare.cranky__crocus on January 12th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, Feather! ♥

I do repost my fic to LJ! Well, not my personal LJ, I know, but I posted it over at my writing 'community' which is really just for my writing, and I posted about the writing community on my personal LJ. (I'll do so more in the future, too, when I actually get more work edited and up.)

Tamora Pierce is great for young adult stuff. I'm reading a series of hers now (a first-time read for me) and loving it. Emelan is an old love of mine with the only OTP I have to date (I bet you can guess, based on that list up there). The fact that the pair is polyamorous tends to help, as it means my omnishipping habits are fine. (;

If there's anything else I can do to further tempt you, let me know! Everyone tends to read Tamora Pierce for her Tortall series (which is more based on battle and romance, whereas Emelan is more gen and craft magic), so anyone I can get to show an interest in Emelan (especially via femslash (; ) is great!
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 24th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you. (: Hearing that means a lot. I shall try to be a proud Kiwi!

And you -- I can't wait to read the rest of your fics! I was wondering what the cost of all this writing was. I've recently realised (with all the end-of-year writing memes) that the cost was reading. I've read so little of my friends' works; it makes me sad! I'll have to get on fixing that. (:
Nickiperoxidepirate on January 12th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC)

So much fic to read! Eeeeeeiy!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 24th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, well, lemme know if you get around to reading it. (; And don't mind all the mistakes - it was mostly for SMACKDOWN, so there are bound to be loads of them!
tt: WTFtwisted_twister on January 12th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's a lot! I don't think I can even read so much...
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 24th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Despite having written that much, I couldn't read that much either! I really didn't get as much reading done as I'd have liked this year. Not even close!
dexstarrdexstarr on January 17th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
That is an epic list! Congratulations on a great year.

What series is all of your Tamora Pierce work from? I've read most of the Tortall books, so I'm guessing Circle of Magic?

Do you mind if I add you as a friend?
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on January 24th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

The Tamora Pierce series I worked with was mainly the Emelan set, so Circle of Magic, a little The Circle Opens, some Will of the Empress, and then some post-series. I'm going to do a full Tammy re-read soon; I'm working through the Provost's Dog books at the moment (which I hadn't read before). I really love her books, especially since I think her writing tends to have what JKR lacks, in that TP comes off to me as both a good story-teller/world-builder and an excellent writer. But clearly I love HP, too!

I would not at all mind if you added me as a friend; I would be delighted, in fact, and add right back! I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond!
dexstarrdexstarr on January 25th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
I might join you! I picked up some of the Circle books when Borders was going out of business, but I think they are the later ones. Oh well, not like I need an excuse to book shop! The Tortall books are the first fantasy I remember reading, with the first kick arse heroine, too. It's been a really long time since I've read them, though.

No worries! I just wanted to ask first. It seems like we've been circling around each other a bit, doing the same fests and such for the past year, so I thought it was time.
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Rosethorn || Stare.cranky__crocus on January 25th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
I would love that! My friend was going to do it with me but I can tell that she's going to be too busy. I don't know if you're going to re-read the Tortall series (I suggest it; my friends always say they're great to re-read for humour), but my personal suggestion is to go Provost's Dog (since it's chronologically first in the Tortall universe and it has her newest book), then Song of the Lioness (Alanna series, which she wrote first), then The Imorrtals (Daine and all the critters), then Protector of the Small (Kel the Lady Knight), then Tricksters (Aly, just two books, haven't finished the second myself), then Emelan: Circle of Magic, then The Circle Opens, then Melting Stones, and finally Will of the Empress (it's personal opinion there, since the last two I believe take place at the same time, I just find WotE to be better and it's fun to end on a better note; I say that even as a Rosethorn fan, and MS has her as a fairly main character).

I'd totally be willing to do it in a more structured way together, too, if you wanted to! And you could have as much time as you wanted reading Terrier and Bloodhound (the first two in the Provost's Dog series) since I haven't picked up Mastiff yet and have some other books to finish.

I forgot that that was another reason I loved Tammy's books--her kick-arse heroines! What a silly thing to forget. I love that she always writes heroines because she sees the need for them in modern YA literature, especially with so many female authors writing young male POVs and those books tending to do the best popularity-wise (JKR being an example there). I loved that as a teenager and I still love it now.

Thank you for asking! And yes, I've noticed the same thing, so I'm delighted that it's time to finally friend up. (:
dexstarrdexstarr on January 25th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
I re-read like there is no tomorrow, so yeah, I would re-read everything. I haven't read the Beka Cooper books, just Alanna, Dane, and Kel. It's been years since I read them, so it will be fun to go back and rediscover them all over again.

Your order sounds fine to me! I generally read quickly, but I keep getting distracted by shiny new books. I'll exercise some self-control, though ;)

You're right on that. I read a lot of YA, because it's fun and there's a lot of interesting stuff going on there right now, but at the same time, ugh. I am so sick of the love triangles and dreamy boys.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Letting the hair down.cranky__crocus on January 26th, 2012 06:02 am (UTC)
I'm not a very fast reader--I tend to prefer taking my time. (: I haven't had an email from the library telling me they've got Mastiff in yet, but if you want to start reading Terrier and Bloodhound, go right ahead! :D

I'll admit to being sick of love triangles and dreamy boys, too... I'm not sure that Tammy is completely free of that, but I think she tends to handle it better than many. (The series I'm reading now tends to handle it in a way that annoys me, and yet here I am, still reading... :B)
dexstarrdexstarr on January 26th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
Terrier and Bloodhound are both on my bookshelves, so I shall pick them up sometime soon. I want to get a few of the other books I'm in the middle of done first, but I'll send you a message when I start!

I keep reading too, even when a book drives me mad. I keep hoping it will get better, but I'm disappointed 99% of the time. Meh. I just think of it as inspiration to get my own going!
Kiwi Crocus: Readwrite || Book store nature.cranky__crocus on January 26th, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
I've got some books to get through, too. Well, I mean, I always have a whole bookshelf full of books I haven't read but was interested enough to pick up, but I mean I've also got some out from the library to read through. So take your time!

I think I'm just addicted to the actual act of reading books--reading the words and turning the pages and getting to the end.

But with this series, I actually bookmarked the next books on my library website and intend to read them, so I'm thinking there's something in the writing and story-building and world that I actually like, that keeps me reading beyond the annoying romance-and-adolescence element. I just haven't been able to figure out just what yet!
dexstarrdexstarr on January 26th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Me too :) I have to exercise some serious self control at work, to keep from coming home with a new book or three every night.

What series? Vampire Academy? If that guess is out of thin air I'm sorry, but I swear I have seen you mention it.
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Catnip || Staring.cranky__crocus on February 1st, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Do you work at a bookshop?

Hahaha, yes, it's the Vampire Academy series. :B I finished the third the other day and the fourth, fifth, and sixth have just arrived at the library for me to pick up. So not imagining things at all!
dexstarrdexstarr on February 2nd, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Nope, I work at a library. Thank Merlin, or I would go broke. I do have a nasty Amazon habit, though....

Mmm, I love when books show up. I have to hold myself back from requesting every book I want, lol. I can't read all of them before the due date!
Kiwi Crocus: Agnes Moorehead || Writing.cranky__crocus on February 26th, 2012 06:04 am (UTC)
Jealous of you working at a library! And yes, I would be super tempted at the library to bring many books home. And occasionally the library has book sales...so I'd be tempted there, too.

I have a used-book-store and half.com habit. For now it's broken because I haven't been to any bookstores, there haven't been any yardsales, and I've been getting books from the library. Hopefully that will continue, as I have far too many recently-purchased books to read.

I love online renewing and living less than 10 minutes from the library. :D