I made more fic in 2014 than the year before! That is not to say that I made a lot or that I feel like I'm on the upswing, creativity-wise, but hey it's a new year, let's have a list and some graphs and commentary! I'm not doing a separate meme for podfic or vids this year because I made very little of them.
-Let Me Go, Brideshead Revisited, vid for festivids
-But Never Too Much, Brooklyn Nine-Nine podfic for Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology
-Surface, Freya solo poem
-Sharper, Freya solo fic
-Deeper, Freya solo fic
-Clean, Ygraine/Nimueh fic
-No Higher Place, Lancelot(/Gwen) fic
-It's Only Life, After All, Morgana/Morgause fic
-Virginia Heat (the climate control remix), Arthur/Merlin fic
-In Freya's Bed, Merlin/Freya and Arthur/Merlin fic
-The Super Part I Can Handle, Gwen/Freya fic
-And Put Away Wet, The Super Part I Can Handle, and In Kind, three Merlin podficlets
-Centered, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin fic
-Live by the Sword, Gwen/Annis fic
-Trading Day, Gwen/Morgana fic
-Build a Better Bicycle, Gwen/Morgana fic
-This Is a Recording, Arthur/Gwen/Merlin fic
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-Pets (The Remix As Nature Intended), Merlin fic with many pairings
-Her Masterpiece Is the Mess Inside You, Arthur/Gwen and Gwen/Morgana podfic
-Dragons Aren't Extinct, Arthur and Morgana gen fic
I'm not going to answer the old meme questions about which ones I like best and all that, because there aren't really that many to choose from, and because I'm kind of tired of thinking about those questions. Basically I liked everything I made but didn't feel like I broke through any big boundaries with things I hadn't done before, and nothing I did was popular. Anyway here are some more graphs and thoughts.
That "other" here includes gen and solo kink and fic with multiple ships and that I don't know how to classify, so this graph doesn't mean much tbh. Like I could say, "Wow that's the lowest percentage of het I've had since I got into Merlin fandom", but it would be kind of misleading since two of my three longest fics had het in them. Or I could say, "More boyslash than I've done in a while!" but that was pretty much one fic that was mostly gen about a gay guy.
I believe this is the first year since I got into Merlin fandom that a majority of the fic I wrote was from white guys' POV. o_0
Most of the stuff I made this year was for challenges -- camelotremix in the spring, summerpornathon in the summer, merlin_holidays in December. Several of the things I participated in had limited wordcount/time, so I don't feel too bad about not having a big volume. Still, it wasn't a great year emotionally. I'd been sad about not participating in fandom much in 2013 so I tried a bunch of different ways of getting back into it in 2014, but I really wavered between
-trying to do my own thing no matter how few readers, and
-trying to join in with with popular, majority-Arthur/Merlin communities.
In the end just about everything I did left me feeling lonely and out-of-place, and also feeling guilty for not wanting to read other people's stuff.
The best part of the year was probably participating in summerpornathon, where my teammates and I were generally unpopular but supportive of each other. I'm also glad I took the lead in organizing the Gluttony Remix and thought that was a pretty cool challenge. I'm unsure about whether it makes sense for me to try doing camelot_remix or merlin_holidays again.
So idk, feelings are weird? I kind of don't want to write fic ever again? Or make podfic? But also I want to do both more often? I've been sketching a bit for the last couple weeks and would like to learn to draw fannish characters, and I have some leftover Merlin vid ideas. Also this spring it will be 10 years since I started participating in fandom and I think it would be a shame to stop now.
So here are some resolutions that are more about staying in touch than anything else. For every month in 2015:
-make another journal post that is not a fanwork
-comment on a journal post by someone else that is not a fanwork
-post a fanwork that I made
-comment on a fanwork by someone else
-answer all new comments on my fanworks!
-repost my old podfics on the webspace generously provided by paraka and create pages at the AO3, 20 per month until I'm caught up
I'm not sure I've ever had a year where I posted a fanwork every month but I mean, I can always make time for a five-minute podfic, can't I? And, if I'm going to, my best chance to record something this month is probably going to be today. Hmm.