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The Bogwitch Creative Review of the Year



Oh dear, oh dear.

Like last year, production on the writing front has been a bit on the spartan side, especially as the year went on and laughably tried to concentrate on Working My Way Back to You (laughable as I have been finding this next chapter so, so hard), but I can’t even say that I was even trying to write for much of the time alas. I do want to write, it's just not coming. I am also finding that I'm not very enthusiastic about posting it when I do finish it.

So most of my creative energy this year then seemed to go into art (if you can call Barbie Buffy ‘art’!), making up for the complete lack of it in 2010.

The highlight of my fandom year (the BtVS part of it anyway) has been the fun fest that sb_fag_ends continues to be; especially the Halloween challenge. We must do more of that.

So this is the full list of my creations for 2011:

BtVS and AtS

Limblessly in Love
Companion piece to Black Widow
(It really feels like an absolute age since I wrote this)

No Escape
Spike/Buffy semi-naughtiness

Plus:

More Working My Way Back to You (BtVS):

Um. 34

And Long Time Dead, my contribution to the sb_fag_ends Halloween Challenge. It is still a WIP, but I intend to bring it here and finish it soon.

The Vampire Diaries

Blood, the Tooth and the Claw
Oh Stefan.

Supernatural

One Day

Original Poetry

Ah. Yes. I locked this for a long time, but what the hell, I need to pad this out:

Odes to Coca Cola, Crystal Castles, Thai Curries and Root Beer

Art:

Wallpapers

BtVS

Playing Hearts (Spike/Buffy)

The Kiss of the Snow (Spike/Buffy)

Supernatural

Crowley

The Monster in Me (Sam)

The Vampire Diaries

Love Games (Damon/Stefan/Katherine/Elena)

Also, I was part of this Damon/Elena calendar project that was only posted today. I will post my parts here later.

Nonsense

Barbie Buffy Part 1 Becoming Part 2
Barbie Buffy Part 2 Judgement
Barbie Buffy Part 3 Fool for Love
(Doesn't seem to be a part 4)
Buffy Barbie Part 5 Beneath You
Buffy Barbie Part 6 Destiny

Buffy Barbie: sb_fag_ends Special

The Vampire Diaries Barbie Part 1

Now that writing meme I always do:


Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?

Way, way less. :(

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2010?

I never thought Dr Fuller would exist.

What's your favourite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest?

Limblessly in Love I suppose. My actual favourite is a Vampire Dairies one that I started, but that doesn’t have a plot yet so it might be awhile before that sees daylight.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?

Ha!

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year?

I’m not even going to bother re-wording last years answer:

Same as last year and the year before that etc, etc: Working to be finished (I’m getting very close now, give me another couple years…) and the Black Widow sequel to be done.

From my past year of writing, what was...

My Best Story: Limblessly in Love (not a lot of competition)

Story Most under-appreciated by the Universe: All of them.

Most fun: Limblessly in Love.

Most disappointing: Working My Way Back to You yet again unfinished.

Most sexy: No Escape!

Story With a Single Sexy Moment: No Escape.

Hardest to Write: Working My Way Back to You as always.

Most Unintentionally Telling: Blood, the Tooth and the Claw?

New question!

Prove you have been writing by providing the first line of each fic you started this year, but didn't finish:

“It’s not working, pet,” Spike said doubtfully. This is the start of the little intro I was going to use to introduce the Tara seance for sb_fag_ends Tarot challenge, but it got too long and then I never finished it because it wasn't all that interesting.

It is still night when Elena wakes, barely midnight at most by the hum of the cars on the distant highway and the voices chattering in the near distance, and her rise to consciousness is abrupt, sharp and jolting, This is the start of a Vampire Dairies Five Things type fic I thought might be easy. It was abandoned in favour of finishing Working My Way Back to You.

Closing his eyes, Spike tries to concentrate on the way his whole body sinks into the ancient mattress, on the way the cool air in the cave circulates across his privates like cold and rather intimate whispers, on the restless growl in his stomach that tells him he needs to nip out soon and grab a townie for a post-coital snack, on anything really, on anything that helps to tune out the sound of Harmony’s constant, never-ending, prattle. This is a Spike/Harmony fic I started and I can't remember why.

“It’s simple,” Willow said to Buffy in the manner of someone who might be exceptionally intelligent, but didn’t quite understand that for the rest of the human race, some theories would always just sail over their heads. “Really it is.” This was for the sb_fag_ends prompt Mathemagic - just to prove that prompt could be done. I couldn't think of a punchline.

“You made it!”
Stefan grins and gives himself to Lexi’s enveloping bear hug. The welcome more than makes up for all the effort it’s taken to get here.
Another Vampire Dairies fic put aside for now.


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I got a lot done in 2011. By which I mean I read a lot of YA novels. Here's to you and your all your wonderful creativity, Bogs! Happy 2012. ♥

At least you read! I seem to have forgotten how.

Happy New Year! Have a great one!

You and Glitter Graphics is really a match made in heaven! I of course love the poetry too, and would definitely like to see the mathemagic fic finished. Don't know very much about The Vampire Diaries.

I don't think the Buffy Barbies are nonsense, though. I think they're a legitimate art form! Did I tell you that I showed my friends tarot-reading Dru? They thought it was the best thing they'd ever seen.

Yes, because using the glitter graphics means I'm one click from the pretty and I don't have to make the pic and fiddle about with Photobucket!

The problem with the mathemagic fic is that it was going in a certain direction that wasn't fitting the prompt and I had to shoehorn Spike into it. Now I can't seem to go back on that. It is mostly done, but I can't quite think of a way to finish it.

The Buffy Barbies are procrastions (and an excuse to trawl Ebay), I wouldn't be too forgiving. I am proud of Tarot Dru though (even if I think the doll makes a much better Fred now), but have your friends not seen a Caravaggio? Or a beautiful starry night? :)


The problem with the mathemagic fic is that it was going in a certain direction that wasn't fitting the prompt and I had to shoehorn Spike into it. Now I can't seem to go back on that. It is mostly done, but I can't quite think of a way to finish it.

Could whatever magic they're doing just blow up in their faces? That's a time-honoured way of ending spells...

There is as much value in Buffy Barbies as in a Caravaggio! The world, and art, is vast. *nods*

They aren't doing any magic though, it's Willow explaining it to Buffy.

Each to their own. There are some very ugly Barbies though (the ones that are actually mean to be Barbie herself usually).

Have Buffy do something along the lines of speaking Latin in front of the books? And then have stuff blow up?

Well, I don't think Barbies trying to be Barbie count as art, to be honest.

Having read it again, I'm not seeing explosions coming out of the scenario. Not without a load more writing and plot anyway.

Hmm... I think I'm out of ideas, then.

See, that's the problem.

Cut to a scene where Buffy tries it on patrol and turns a demon into a calculator?

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