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16 February 2005 @ 02:32 am
I have work to do, so obviously now is the right time for a meme.  
From pearl_o: Ask me one question - any one - about my writing, then post this in your LJ so I can satisfy my curiosity about yours.
 
 
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thecaelum on February 17th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
Of all the things you have written in terms of fan fiction or meta, which is your favorite, and why?
pure FORESHADOWING: charisma!nifra_idril on February 17th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ack! Okay. Hmm. *thinks* The thing with me is that I'm not really often completely happy with anything I've written, and weirdly I don't feel like I've actually written much meta. But I'm going to break this down into a couple of categories, to answer it fully.

Meta: My essay about the First Amendment. I feel really strongly about that issue, and I think I managed to communicate myself really clearly, and present a cogent argument there. So, yeah. I like that.

Fanfiction: Oh, Jebus. I -- gahd. I can give you a handful of favorites, but maybe no one in particular.

Waste Our Lights in Vain - I'm really kind of ridiculously proud of that story, though it's way not what I expected at all.

Prelude - It gives me shudders, and creeps me out, which makes me feel like I did good.


Come Unto These Yellow Sands - It makes me want to eat mangos, so I feel like I probably made it kind of a tangible experience. Plus, it makes me feel like I'm clever.

Arise, You Sleeper (I Am Your Dream) - This story...okay. I think the reason I like it so much is that it was kind of me explaining Clark to myself. It's sort of a road map of who I think Clark Kent is, and a lot of the time I'm tempted to write more dreamfics. I really like the magical realism they allow, and the way they let me dig into character's psyches. So, yeah. I like this story so much because it's a roadmap to my Clark Kent, and I gave everything a symbolic weight that I think it managed to hold up, and it was brief and vivid.

HOWL - It's not pretty, but I feel like it's pretty honest and realistic and it's something that happens to people, as hard and ugly as it is.

pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on February 17th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot to give you a link to my First Amendment essay: it's here. Doh!
thecaelum on March 4th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
I'm sorry it took so long to respond to this. I wanted the chance to read all of the stories you linked.

I think what sticks out to me the most is two-part, the visual aspects of how you write and the very strong emotional context in which you put those visual elements. You work magic with a descriptive phrase, using just enough to convey a visual image of the scene. At the same time, the words used and structures in which you place them all lends itself to the feel of the story... the emotions being conveyed, the ideas and metaphors being used.

I wanted to stop by again and say thanks for your answer and I really enjoyed reading all of the stuff you linked. It was particularly interesting to read fiction in fandoms I have not previously visited, like Due South.