Post a list of your top five favorite fics you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.
It grieves me to leave out "Communion", but since it's no longer available online, it's not really fair to include it. So here are my picks:
- What You Never Knew You Wanted (Alias) -- It's a non-canonical pairing, set in a cracked-out AU, and it's written in the second person, present tense... all very good reasons the whole project should have been a disaster. But Weiss pulled it all together, and I find now that I can read this story with as much pleasure as if I hadn't written it. In fact, in my own personal Alias universe, this is how S3 turned out.
- If We Survive (Harry Potter) -- Now rendered AU six ways from Sunday after HBP, and about to be more so when DH comes out. Nevertheless, I'm proud of the plot twists, the original characters, and any number of other neat little details that seemed to spring full-fledged from my brow as I wrote. Also, Snape's post-Dumbledeath angst in Chapter Six is FTW, even if my guess about how said death might happen was completely wrong.
- Galatea (House) -- I didn't think I could write House at all, until I actually tried. Then he refused to shut up, bless his cynical smartmouthed little soul. Plus, medical research! I didn't think I could do that either, but it proved to be surprisingly addictive. And at present, I like my vision of Cameron's future character development a good deal more than the canonical version.
- War Wounds (Harry Potter) -- The world needs more Mad-Eye Moody romances. And writing Imogen Crump is always fun, even when she's not quite her usual ebullient self.
- Secrets and Lies (Harry Potter) -- Otherwise known as the canonical alternative to If We Survive that nobody wanted to read. It's over-descriptive in places, and Snape's collapse is a bit histrionic, especially since I did it before and better in IWS. But I wrestled like Jacob with the camera-type third person narrative, and I'm pleased with how it turned out. Also, Aberforth is love.
There! All done. Now I'm off to watch Heroes.