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From the pile of WIP...

So, I have a lot of in-progress fic projects (in various degrees of in-progress-ness) and now that Beloved is finally squared away I thought I'd have a quick poll on what people might want to read next.  Kind of a way of getting my priority list in order I guess?  This is by no means a guarantee that fic will be the next fic I finish and post, as I'm inclined to follow my strongest muse of the moment whenever I'm not posting (and there are varying length factors at work), but my current method is to open all of my WIPs at once and work through them alphabetically from the first tab, closing and moving on to next tab whenever I finish a scene or find myself stuck and uninspired.  But I thought it might be better if I figured out what people most want to read next, and at least tab through in that order instead, since I usually only get two or three tabs in during each sitting.  So!  Poll time!

I've excised any fics from this list that are still prone to abandonment - these are all things I'm pretty sure I'll get around to finishing/posting eventually, even if the timeline might be ridiculous for some of them.

Help Sin Decide WIP Fic Priority

More of those Xmas Giftfic fills (it's a little embarrassing to still be doing these in May but I want to fill at least a couple more.)
Avengers Symphony AU one-shot
Confessions of a Creator sequel to Fallacious Deity (Dissidia)
FFVII/Stargate SG-1 crossover (what the hell brain, whatever, it looks like it'll probably be mid-length, 7-10 chapters range)
Junjou Romantica Hiroki-centric fic (this one is decently far along, looks like it'll probably be around 15 chapters)
Another longer FFVII fic, Kunsel main character (this one will be a long time coming because I'm only a couple of chapters in and I have no idea how long it's going to be yet, but probably in the same ballpark as Beloved and Fifth Act)
None of these, I choose the mystery WIP pile!

I dedicate less time for fanfic in general these days so might as well make sure that time gets spent well.


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May. 4th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
I finally settled on the Christmas fics, but tbh, I was very split between that, the Kunsel fic and the CotC Fallacious Deity sequel. I think I mostly went the Xmas fic route bc my longfic-attention's being pulled by Homestuck these days rather than FFVII, ahahahaha. xD why do I foresee the h/s section of my rec list growing to the size of FFVII's? |D;;;
May. 4th, 2013 05:37 am (UTC)
Heh, that's quite fair enough, people shift fandoms, but thanks for sharing your thoughts!
May. 5th, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
lol, I tend to go in cycles with fandoms so it's only a matter of time before I get back in. xD 's happened with pokemon, KH, FF, etc and will probably happen again at some point, eheh (shiny new thing + big fandom = long honeymoon phase apparently |D).
May. 4th, 2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh my God! I've just been scouring the 'net for a decent FFVII/Stargate crossover and then you put this poll up? --tears hair out-- Nooooo! Now I'll never get to sleep. I'll be fantasizing about your incredible, amazing fic-writing skills and dying of anticipation, waiting to see which fic wins the poll. --bites nails off--

EDIT: ...Wait...you finished Beloved, didn't you? --gasps-- I lost the internet for so long I completely forgot about it, and it's past 4am! I have to go to bed, but I want to go read it now. --whimper--

Edited at 2013-05-04 03:40 am (UTC)
May. 4th, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
LOL, good to hear that I'm not the only person who gets weirdly specific crossover cravings sometimes! XD Don't worry, I will eventually get around to posting it even if it doesn't poll well - and please don't build up your expectations too much, the cast or nature of the crossover might not align with your hopes and then that would be super disappointing!

I did indeed finish Beloved a couple of weeks ago, not to worry though, it'll still be there in the morning. :) Sleep well!
May. 4th, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
Talk about not making it an easy decision but I'm figuring for clearing some of your awaiting prompts where I know a few of us suggested Kunsel, we'll get some of him soon. So giftfics got my vote. Second choice is Kunsel's own story. What do you need to bribe him with so he becomes your most talkative muse? *grin*
May. 4th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
LOL, I believe there was only the one prompt featuring Kunsel in the lot? I'm not sure if I'll get to that one but with that in mind I'll try to bump it up the Xmas fic sub-list. :)
May. 4th, 2013 05:56 am (UTC)
I'm sure there was more than just my request for Kunsel...does someone seconding my request count as more than one? >.>

I have a feeling that I'm going to use your posted fics as rewards for getting stuff done. I have entirely too much going on and keep procrastinating.
May. 4th, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
I had a look, but I'm quite sure it was just yours this year! LOL I honestly didn't pay much attention to the seconds, I've been tackling the giftfics based on inspiration (luckily the types of prompts to get seconded are also ones that are easier to write.) :)
May. 4th, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
I will happily shoulder all the blame then if you get immersed in Kunsel for the rest of the year ;P

What possibly makes them easier to write and also to get seconded is that they are likely scenes of an event that was mentioned in passing during the fic they are an offshoot to. I'm doing that at the moment with a series of Cid and Sephiroth fics. I started with one prompt and now have another eleven ideas of sorts to write and they are coming out fairly easily once I get started. Doesn't hurt that they are my current crack pairing of choice which really does make them easy to write.
May. 5th, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
Which reminds me, I wanted to clarify - your prompt, set in Fifth Act universe? Setting will obviously change how I tackle it.

LOL, it's a plot bunny chain! Plot bunnies just spawn more bunnies, ad infinitum.
May. 5th, 2013 11:04 am (UTC)
Hmmm can I get away with saying do whatever your muses tell you? *grin* I do love your Kunsel any which way I can have him and don't want to force a Cloud/Kunsel if you've got a better flow of Cloud & Kunsel going on. Cloud and Kunsel in fic together is win either way :)

And now I'm going to have to pull up Fifth Act yet again for bedtime reading.

Rabid bunnies spawn if you so much as glance their way, quadruple of you look at them sideways with narrowed eyes.
May. 4th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
I voted giftfic, but it was really close between that and FFVII/SG1. That combo sounds amaaaaaaaazing.
May. 4th, 2013 12:25 pm (UTC)
I am genuinely surprised by how many people are interested in that combo! I thought for sure I'd be the only one.
May. 4th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Voted for Junjou because it's rare I see an meaningful fic on this fandom and Hiroki is one of my favourite characters, I'm sure that if you pull this off it'll be fantastic =D
May. 5th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
I have no idea how Junjou fans will receive this fic when I start posting it, but thank you for the vote of confidence! It's always a little scary approaching a fic in a fandom you've never posted in before.
May. 5th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
So I said giftfic because there were so many prompts that I liked in there, but the FFVII/SG1 crossover looked interesting despite the only thing I know about SG1 is what a StarGate is. The Fallacious Deity sequel would be amazing too.

So in order,
Fallacious Deity Sequel,
Avengers Symphony,
and finally Junjou
May. 5th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Cheers for your thoughts anon.

I didn't expect so many people to want more giftfic! The quality of my output always feels like such a crapshoot on those. But guess I'll have to tackle a few more of those than originally planned. :)
May. 5th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
Ugh Livejournal knocked me off again. The last post was me. Your quality isn't that different for the ones hots compared to your longfics. Its also nice to just see small snippets sometimes of the verses you created. It allows us to try and imagine and fill in the pieces of what happened in between. Its why you get so many Fifth Act requests and now Beloved requests. You even got asked for a more definitive ending for Dear Kunsel.

The quality may seem to decrease for you as you've mentioned when writing your longfics, that you usually plan a lot of things out in advance and usually come to love the story, its usually only at the end that you start to wonder if you should finish it. Maybe the one shot drabbles just aren't long enough for you to feel really connected to them. I'm not saying you should necessarily write longer drabbles to make us happy (which it would but thats not the point), but that your drabbles do have a quality that is consistent to your longfic.

Err I totally just went of topic but oh well. I fully support your choice in whatever you decide to write next.
May. 6th, 2013 02:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) I don't necessarily mean that I like them all less, more that the quality feels all over the shop - a couple of the short giftfics I've written I actually like as much or more than the longfics, but there are also always a few which are just terrible or bland or incredibly mediocre which I probably wouldn't have posted in any other context. I guess I'm lucky and you guys only remember the good ones, huh? :) Though you definitely have a point too about the attachment you get to longer pieces.

This poll has been surprisingly informative! Which is the best kind of poll, really. I still write what I want first and foremost, but when all else is equal I like to make the effort to accommodate you guys, too.
May. 5th, 2013 11:16 am (UTC)
Beloved!verse alternate escape from WRO?
When are you going to write that? XP I would really really love to see it! Cross-dressing cloud never gets old.
May. 5th, 2013 11:21 am (UTC)
Re: Beloved!verse alternate escape from WRO?
Don't know, sorry! I'll do my best to get to it, but I don't make any promises on filling all of them. And I have to be honest, as endlessly awesome as cross-dressing Cloud is, I'm struggling to write that without repeating myself, since I've tackled that trope quite a few times now...
May. 8th, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)
Re: Beloved!verse alternate escape from WRO?
you could make them all realize it was cloud because word about wall market got out

"why was strife in drag"

"dunno but i heard it wasn't the first time"


May. 8th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
Re: Beloved!verse alternate escape from WRO?
LOL, thanks for the suggestion anon, but it's not what happens after that is the issue so much as there are only so many times where I can write the description and the revelation and process before I find myself a bit bored.

I have ways around it - which I have used in the past three fics of this type - but even then I can only riff on the same basic idea so many times. And that's just in my own writing, not counting the many crossdressing Cloud fics already out there!

Not saying I won't write it, just throwing that out there as explanation.

Edited at 2013-05-08 10:10 am (UTC)
May. 8th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Beloved!verse alternate escape from WRO?
I will live in eternal hope! Also you dont have to have anyone realize who is in the dress, just keep it from Genesis's point of view! XD and then have people say 'she's hot' and have everyone wonder how they got away from the blockades? Then a later scene of someone asking how they got away and Cloud looking away and not answering. XP

Edited at 2013-05-08 04:14 pm (UTC)
May. 11th, 2013 04:23 am (UTC)
same anon
okay, those are understandable reasons
May. 5th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)

I picked Xmas gift fics (in MAY! *snicker*), but my 2nd choice would be the SG-1 crossover, as that strikes me as a very unusual idea and I'd like to see what you have in mind. The Kunsel idea also sounds interesting so that would be my #3 pick.

May. 6th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
LOL I should have set up a preferential voting system! But cheers for the extra input, that seems to be the way the wind of opinion is blowing.
May. 5th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I vote for

1. Xmas Giftfic in May

2. FFVII fic, Kunsel main character

3. FFVII/Stargate SG-1

because I still want to see JenovaxCloud at some point :P
May. 6th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
I should just hold them all back and post them in July, right? Xmas in July. XD That way we can pretend it's intentional and not just that I'm tardy.

Not making promises on individual giftfic fills, I'm definitely not going to get to all of them (there were a LOT of prompts, the most yet, if I were to do all of them it would take half the year), but thanks for the input!
May. 6th, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)
I can wait, and if you can't fill mine this year I still can annoy you the next year and the next year if you let me... because I love crack. xD

If you have times to read, I recommend this one.. it's funny xD


May. 6th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Ahhhhhh! I mean, thank you for the link, but this genuinely annoys me, as just yesterday I wrote a giftfic fill using this very idea. ;___; Beaten to the punch!
May. 7th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)


Infinite in mystery is the gift of the goddess
We seek it thus, and take it to the sky

And... Run away!!!

May. 9th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
Well, I'm curious about the Kunsel fic, even if I barely know his character (I know him because of your fics. basically XD). Is it going to be a fic in the past or in the present? (I'm not sure if he is alive). So, I'm letting my curiosity choose for me ^^.
May. 9th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's more of a what-if, actually! Heh, he's a pretty minor character, I cannot explain why I have latched on to him so. The fic will be a long time coming though since it's still early stages.
May. 14th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
You can't do this. You can't tease a fellow Aussie with a FFVI/Stargate fic and not expect there to be consequences!

I already check your LJ like four times a day, now I'm going to be checking it like every hour. You've even draw me out of lurker-Dom!

(...but really, I love your fics and i'll probably read everything you post anyway.)
May. 15th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
XD Thank you, but please don't check that often for your own sake! I'm lucky if I update once a fortnight these days. Or you can track tags on LJ too I think, to get e-mail notifs when there's an update tagged 'fanfiction' for example.

I'm a little concerned now though about the anticipation for this! I'm pretty sure what I'm writing is absolutely nothing like what people are imagining. Now I'm afraid you'll all be horribly disappointed! Ah well.
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