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2018: My Fannish Year in Review
Stefon
brumeier
It's been one heck of a year, both fannishly and personally. But I want to focus on the fandom side of things. Let's start with the numbers:

WIP wordcount: 264,699
Finished fic wordcount: 290,409
Posted fics: 116
New fandoms written in: 8
Challenges participated in: 20

More stats, according to AO3:

Fic with the most hits: If I Were Fire (Hawaii Five-0)
Fic with the most comments: If I Were Fire (Hawaii Five-0)
Fic with the most kudos: Discreet Arrangements (Stargate Atlantis)
Fic with the most bookmarks: If I Were Fire (Hawaii Five-0)

I was also given the gift of some amazing artwork by this year:

What's It Like There? (Stargate Atlantis)

Art for 'What Could Go Right?' (Stargate Atlantis)

From a writing standpoint, 2018 exceeded 2017 in the amount of output. I also tackled some new subjects, some of which were nerve-wracking to write. These included a 'verse where John Sheppard was a serial killer (Killer Instinct), one where John Sheppard is asexual and part of an OT4 (Four Is More), and one where John Sheppard is a demon (My Demon Lover). Hmm. I had no idea John was so versatile. LOL!

Beyond the written word, I will be attending the Stargate convention in Chicago in June where I hope to meet up with some fellow fandom friends. Woot! Also, my wonderful son gave me a Wraith Queen action figure and a Stargate necklace for Christmas this year. Such a sweetie!

I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of my two comms, [community profile] ushobwri and whatif_au. That means so much to me!

And thank you to everyone who has read my fic, gifted me fic and art, sent me cards and gifts and postcards, and just generally been supportive, wonderful people. You all are the best!

To wrap things up, here's the list of fics I posted in December. Happy New Year, ya'll!

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Year-End Stats
Stefon
brumeier

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Belated Birthday Greetings and FIC!
cheers
brumeier
A very happy, only slightly belated, birthday greeting to squidgiepdx!



This is a belated greeting because it took me a few days to write the gift fic to accompany it. For you I've written my first due South-adjacent fic. LOL! I hope you like it, Squidgie! ::birthday hugs::

Title: North by Northwest
Series: Life in the Yukon
Fandoms: Stargate Atlantis; Stargate SG1; due South
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Carson Beckett, Aiden Ford, Benton Fraser, Ray Kowalski, Diefenbaker
Warnings: light animal injuries, doughnut thievery

Summary: Lantea is a quirky small town. For example, when Rodney inadvertently hits a dog on his way to work, he finds out that the town doctor is also a kind-of vet, and meets a Canadian Mountie up from Chicago. All while John admires Rodney from afar and is forced to make some repairs to Rodney's cabin.

October Recap and FIC
Stefon
brumeier
October was another mixed month for me.

My boy missed school because of anxiety issues. Some of that was related to seeing his dad last month, and my grandfather having passed away. Some of it was because of a bullying situation at school. See, my boy has chosen not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. He's very aware of the problems in our country right now and he doesn't want to pledge himself to something he doesn't believe in. I can't fault him for that. But some of the other kids do. And one boy in particular threw him against a wall and threatened him, and four of his friends were plotting via social media to jump my boy in the hall the next day.

The principal handled the situation well. The one boy was suspended from school, and he talked to the other four individually about how you can't give someone freedom and then tell them how to use it. There haven't been any other incidences but my boy stopped eating lunch with the others and eats in the principal's office.

I had a nasty headcold at the beginning of the month, and still have a bit of a cough. And I think I did something to the tendon in my foot, so that's been fun. I also broke a tooth, which had to be fixed, and had a wisdom tooth pulled.

On the upside, my boy has been a lot more social. He want to a Halloween party - and won best costume as the Joker - and has been doing D&D all month and spending a lot of time with his friends after school.

As for myself, I've started digital scrapbooking again. Here's one of the pages I made:

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It's been nice to have another creative outlet for the days when the words aren't forthcoming. Although in my frenzy to finish a scrappy album project my words dropped off at the end of the month.

Still, it was a very productive writing and posting month for me, mostly due to Monster Fest at . That's always been a great motivator to me. Here's what I posted, if you're interested:

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Super Enabler
brumeier


Are you gearing up for NaNoWriMo? Do you anticipate needing some motivation and support throughout the month of November?

Look no further, friends! The annual [community profile] ushobwri Miserable Fucks November Social is on its way! There will be daily check-ins, writing topics, Friday workshops to share snippets for feedback, and all the support you can handle! I hope you'll come and join us!

Daily posts throughout the month of November will begin on the 1st. Hope to see you there!

Birthday Greetings!
cheers
brumeier
Most happiest of birthday wishes to shanachie_quill, my friend in fandom! I hope you have a super-awesome-wonderful birthday!!


Birthday Greetings!
cheers
brumeier
A super-sized HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the inimitable respoftw! You've been a wonderful addition to the SGA community, bringing lot of Rodney whump and fics that are both painful and amazing. I hope you're feeling well enough to celebrate and have an amazing day!

I was going to try and write you a little something, but my fic brain is on the fritz at the moment. Instead, have some Rodney!whump with bonus leather collar! Happy Birthday, Respo!


Case Fic Pimp Post
Stefon
brumeier
Are you looking for a fun multi-fandom challenge to play with over the next couple months? Look no further than story_works!




Click the picture for more information!

Birthday Greetings!
cheers
brumeier
A very Happy Birthday to alisanne! A prolific writer of all manner of Harry Potter fics and just generally a wonderful person, it's been my pleasure to be a friend in fandom with you. I hope you have a great birthday, friend!


Belated Birthday Greetings
cheers
brumeier
As usual, despite the handy notices I get from LJ, I'm late in dispensing some birthday greetings. I also have this problem with family, so it's not just a social media thing. ::grins::

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to draycevixen! We haven't been as chatty recently, but it's been nice to see you back with a new fandom in tow. I hope it treats you well, and I hope you had a great birthday!

Also, a VERY ALLES GUTE ZUM GEBURTSTAG (that's probably wrong, LOL!) to my friend darkmoore! The Queen of the Sentinel fusion and collector of Lost Boys frequently inhabits a chat box on my computer, and deserves extra happiness every day, not just on her birthday. (There's a fic which I'd hoped to finish on Saturday. Spoiler: I did not. LOL! But it's coming!)