Since I'm such a tremendous slacker at updating this journal, I figure I might do this as a way to get myself back into the habit. That being said, the first day's challenge was to rec three pieces of your own fan work - your favorites or works that otherwise define you or whatever. So here are my three:
First, I recommend Moogle Madness. Moogle Madness is a Final Fantasy X Tidus/Yuna fic. It is a comedic little piece about a canon het couple - in other words, right in one of my favourite spots to write. It was written for a challenge, which a lot of my fic is, and takes something perfectly ordinary from canon (Lulu's moogle) and expands it in a creative way. I love the Final Fantasy series, so it would be weird not to include at least one Final Fantasy fic on this list. Also, it still makes me smile.
Next, I recommend Some Rest. Some Rest is a Fullmetal Alchemist fic based on a single frame of the second opening (original version of the anime, pls thx). I wrote Some Rest for ladylore during exams period in undergraduate a bajillion years ago. By which I mean seven. I'm reasonably sure that I wrote it in her and dyxlisa's room while curled up on their purple people-eating futon with a hot chocolate and gummi candies at my side and the Plot Puppy gallivanting about nearby while dyxlisa and ladylore worked on art and stories. As much fun as writing fic is alone, having company to do so always made it even better, and I think this is one of the best fics that got written that way. Also gen, which makes me happy.
Lastly, I recommend Amputation. Amputation is a Hunter x Hunter fic featuring Gon and Killua, with a side of Illumi and others. It is also maybe my favourite thing that I've ever written. It's a traveling story - one that I wrote while on the road and without consistent access to the internet. Unsurprisingly, those stories seem to be my better ones. It does something I've always liked doing, in that it makes the reader think one thing at the beginning, which is gradually explained and unwrapped as it goes. I think I did pretty well with the character voices, too, which always makes me happy, and it's a gen fic, which makes me really happy. It's my first long one-shot and maybe the first time that I really understood how to write a good one-shot. Also, I love that the manga has headed in a somewhat similar direction of late. And really, I just like this fic.
So that's day one. Can't wait to see what day 2 brings us. =)