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Sophinisba Solis ([personal profile] sophinisba) wrote2014-09-21 01:27 pm

summerpornathon 2014 recap

Well, [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon ended a few weeks ago. Here are the fics I made for it this year.

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Title: In Freya's Bed
Ships: Freya/Merlin, Arthur/Merlin, offscreen Elena Morgana and Arthur/Freya/Merlin
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 748
Summary: (731): Look I know it's late and I hope this doesn't wake you up but I feel like you should know that I'm sleeping on my couch in my own apartment so that my friend can get laid in my bed, and I would do the same for you. (http://textsfromlastnight.com/Text-Replies-31267.html)

Title: The Super Part I Can Handle
Ships: Freya/Gwen
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 744
Summary: Freya's secret identity is less mysterious to Gwen than she thinks.

Title: Centered
Ships: Arthur/Gwen, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin
Rating: R
Contains: n/a
Wordcount: 750
Summary: Arthur and Gwen go to a pottery class with her old friend Merlin.



Also written for this year's pthon and posted on the AO3

Title: Live by the Sword
Ships: Annis/Gwen (other pairings mentioned)
Rating: NC-17
Contains: Reference to canon character deaths, grief, object insertion
Wordcount: 750
Summary: If ever there was a time to take a young ruler under her wing, it is now.

Title: Trading Day
Ships: Gwen/Morgana, offscreen Arthur/Gwen
Rating: NC-17
Contains: nonmonogamy, can be read as infidelity
Wordcount: 750
Summary: He can't begrudge her a kidnapping or two, not with so little else to stand out from the flatness of life on the colony. (FEMSLASH IN SPACE.)

Title: Build a Better Bicycle
Ships: Gwen/Morgana
Rating: R
Contains: slight dubcon due to mistress/servant power dynamic
Wordcount: 746
Summary: Morgana can trust Gwen to make the necessary adjustments.

Title: This Is a Recording
Ships: Arthur/Gwen/Merlin and subsets
Rating: NC-17
Contains: spanking and a teensy bit of D/s
Wordcount: 750
Summary: This is new for her, Merlin thinks. She only half believed him when he whispered that they were lovers first.

Thoughts

So this was a super fun edition of [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon, partly because I got to join Team Gluttony where I've always had a lot of my friends, and thus got to hang out with my buddies in chat a lot, also because [livejournal.com profile] flammablehat and I made a regular weekly thing of getting together to write. We're trying to keep that going now even though pthon is over and I've been a lot busier at work.

The other two times I participated in summerpornathon I had set some goals for myself:
1. Write a different ship for each of the seven challenges
2. At least one fic should involve a male character of color
3. At least one fic should involve a trans or genderqueer character or a disabled character
4. At least one fic should be Arthur/Merlin

In 2011 I met goals 1, 2, and 3. In 2012 I met goals 1, 2, and 4. This year I did not meet any of those goals! But I think I'm okay with that.

See, I wrote Gwen/Morgana for the Snatch challenge, which provoked some anti-femslash grumbling, which pissed me off, so when I had a Gwen/Morgana bunny for the next challenge I was like whatever fuck variety this is my ship! Morgana probably woulda been trans or genderqueer in the bicycle fic if I hadn't already been trying to cram too much into those 750 words, so it didn't work out. I didn't feel like writing Arthur/Merlin because of the stuff I mentioned, and also because I'd written that pairing for [personal profile] camelotremix back in the spring and been disappointed by the response. And I totally forgot about the goal of writing men of color, as I tend to forget to do.

Another difference with past years is that I had one fic place in 2011 and one fic place in 2012, and this year it was zero. Team Gluttony has always come in first in the past and this year, with me, they tied for fourth place. So, yeah.

But whatever I wrote a ton of femslash, including two pairings I'd been meaning to do for a long time but had thus far only written as drabbles (Gwen/Freya and Gwen/Annis), and wrote my OT3 twice! And most of my fics were enjoyed by my friends! A pretty good year!

We've decided to follow up the regular pthon challenge with a little remix challenge where we only remix things made for pthon by current or former members of Team Gluttony. I am modding this and about to extend the deadline by two weeks because I'm nowhere close to finishing and that seems to be a lot of people's situation. But I am happy to be continuing with a little bit of making after the end of the summer. I still love this big ridiculous fandom.

Ooh, I was just going to say I hope [livejournal.com profile] merlin_holidays runs again because I'd like to participate again, and it looks like signups open tomorrow! I need to think about what I want to request ack. Also gosh that deadline is going to come up quickly. But anyway yay Merlin!!!


Sign-ups for [community profile] merlin_holidays begin Sept 22 at 10 am Eastern

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