2022: Fandom Year in Review

So this year was a ride due to moving. Let’s see what I actually did 🙂

Fanfics written/posted: 4
Fanfics started: More than 4 haha
Fandoms written in: 4
Number of fanfic words written: 134,636
Fanart completed: 2
Gifsets posted: 27

Most Popular Fic = Dancing on Broken Glass (with a whopping 44 more kudos than the next closest fic)

Most Popular Gifset = – How it started vs how it’s going (Star Trek: Picard, Seven/Raffi) – 340 notes, 34 more than the next highest which was also Trek 🙂

Most Popular Fanart = Winter Advent 22 (Amanda Tapping, Stargate and Sanctuary mixed media) – 59 notes, so a 54 note difference

Links and rambling on everything under the cut 🙂

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Fandom, Creation and Me

With it being NaNo tomorrow I am doing update posts, and planning posts, and basically sorting everything out. It’s also something I do at the end of/start of every year. It’s part cleaning house, part goal setting.

This has been a funny year with moving house dominating all of it. I was just going to update my art goals, only to discover I didn’t make my customary end of December post because that was during the madness. Then I remembered I didn’t think I updated here either. I checked the archive and I did say I’d finally moved on September 13th but as to my fandom plans not a whisper. So I’m going to talk about it now!

Mid-April I made a post in which I said:

SO! My mission, should I choose to accept it bwahaha is to write EVERY SINGLE fanfic idea on my list (that I still want to write when I get to it) before the end of the year. Deadline December 31st. After that the slate is wiped clean. 

This started to go off the rails when I stopped writing in the summer. Some people write more when they are stressed as an escape. I wish I could say I was one of them but alas I unfortunately do my best turtle impression instead and basically very little gets done.

When I moved into my house that was a fresh start in the biggest way possible. I want – no I need – to make the most of that. I had to think about what serves me, and ultimately I decided to make my clean break then. So yeah, no more fanfic from me.

I have a few WIPs on my HD but thankfully due to my policy these days of not posting until stories are complete, that doesn’t matter. I do feel… I wanted those ideas to be brought to life as I do like them, but I had to make a choice about what was best for me, and wistful thoughts about what could have been aren’t going to change my mind.

So am I quitting fandom?


I’m still co-mod of Saffi Prompts and I intend to help with that if it comes out of hiatus. I’m still running Saffi Bingo, in as much as I sent out the cards months ago but nothing seems to have happened. I’m helping put together the 13th anniversary event for Bering and Wells next April.

I also just signed up for a Leverage Bingo Card because you see while my fanfic days are over, my fanart days are not.

I want to get into art in a big, big way. I feel like fanfic helped me a lot with my writing journey. Fanfic helped me see projects through from beginning to end, helped me produce on a schedule, helped me keep up the practice when my mental health wouldn’t permit me to write other things. I owe fanfic a lot. It’s my hope that fanart might fulfil the same function in terms of getting me started.

Now I know I’ve promised I would do art in the past and then haven’t done it. For years I have made it a goal to do 1 piece a month and I’ve never got close. I think the best I ever did was at the start of 2021 when I think I made it to April before I stopped.

That was before though, and the start of my writing journey was a similar tale. I went through a time when I wrote once a year – for NaNo – and didn’t write at all the rest of the time. It’s unthinkable now but that’s how it was. So just because I didn’t draw on the regular in the past, despite saying I would, doesn’t mean I will always fail at that.


No more fanfic from me. Expect fanart – eventually. I want to work through some art courses I have first before I go back to trying to draw what I imagine. Hopefully this will mean when I attempt those imagined pieces they will be better, and not as cringeworthy when I look back later as to how I ever dared post them on the internet.

P.S. What about gifsets?

Nearly forgot about that. Fandom Friday will not be returning. I don’t have the time. However, I’m not ruling out making sets when/if I feel inspired to do so.

2021: Fandom Year in Review

I haven’t done one of these in years, mostly because I really didn’t do anything for a long time. I’m not finishing this year on a particularly strong note as I sort of spluttered and shuddered to a halt in October and haven’t managed to restart the old engine 🙁

Anyway here’s a detailed breakdown and some mini statistics.

Fanfics written/posted: 14
Fanfics started: 17
Fandoms written in: 3
Number of fanfic words written: 211,726 (including WIPs)
Fanart completed: 4 (or 5 if I count that sketch which I don’t really)
Gifsets posted: 32

Most Popular Fic = and the Brighter Side of Life (with a whopping 52 more kudos than the next closest fic)

Most Popular Gifset = Car Stealing Etiquette (Black Widow / Cap: Winter Soldier Parallel) – 672 notes, a whopping 488 more than the next highest, thanks Marvel 🙂

Most Popular Fanart = The Proposal Part Two (Warehouse 13, Bering and Wells exchange) – 51 notes, so a 42 note difference there.

Links and rambling on everything under the cut 🙂

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2018 Creative Year in Review

I haven’t done any fic status updates all year because I haven’t been writing. I quit doing regular summaries after April 2017 and have only done two since. However, it’s the end of the year and time for a little introspection 🙂

Previous years: 20162017

– Coming home to you (Fitzsimmons, Agents of Shield) (Drawing)
– Blind taste-testing at home on Valentines Day (Rumbelle, Once) (Drawing)
– Finn and BB-8 (Star Wars) (Drawing)

– The Wedding Job (Rumbelle, Once)

– Time (Agents of Shield)
– The Spy Who Dumped Me (Haylexis, Castle) (Photo-manip)

– Ghost of a Memory (Garcy, Timeless) (prompt fill)
– Taboo Love (Garcy, Timeless) (prompt fill)

– Monstrare, Monere (Warehouse 13)

– Start of Something (Garcy, Timeless)
– Friends in Time (Garcy, Timeless)
– Jedi Rumbelle (Rumbelle, Once) (Drawing)

Words Posted: 24,207
Stories posted: 7
Verses created (multiple fics, same verse): 1
WIPs finished: 0
WIPs still to complete: 1
Art (drawings/photo-manips): 5

2017 Fanfic Year in Review

I haven’t done a fic status update since April because I haven’t really been writing. Therefore I figured there was no point in doing one of these but looking back the beginning of the year is saving me. The last several months have been a drought but the first few months were ok-ish. Anyway onwards!


Counting StarsChapter Two
Enter Sandman
All I Needed (Three Prompts, Two Prompts)
Once Upon a Lifetime (nsfw)
Painting Layers of LoveChapter Eight
Fall All Over AgainChapter Four (nsfw)
Full Circle
Under My SkinHands All Over (nsfw)
Random Ficlets (How can anyone not be afraid of loveI didn’t intend to kiss youIf you want we could go together (attached ask), Please don’t make me socialize)
The Price We Pay (Why are we whispering?Wishing Well)


Under My Skin: Chapter Two
The Price We Pay (Three PromptsThree Prompts)
Counting StarsChapter Three
Belle and Gold Dance (Drawing)
A Little Insurance
Another Second Chance
Sweet Masquerade (nsfw)
Painting Layers of LoveChapter Nine
Bless the Broken Road
Fall All Over AgainChapter Five (nsfw)


The Price We Pay: Belle saves the day
Across the Stars

Painting Layers of LoveChapter Ten
Brighter Days (Rushbelle, nsfw)
– The Auction (nsfw)
Last Friday Night (nsfw)
Highway to Hell (Lachacy, nsfw)
Happy Anniversary (nsfw)
What Makes You Different (nsfw)
To Be Loved (nsfw)
Costume Party
This Afternoon (nsfw)
The Quest (Rumbelle/Rushbelle/GoldenLace, nsfw)

Dream Come True
Bright Lights
Missing scene ficlet (Captain America: Civil War)

Things never seem so bleak after a cup of tea (Drawing)

True Love Ways
Miracles Happen
Random ficlets
More ficlets

Star Force Laceskin Poster (Photo Manip)

Cuddling to keep warm (Drawing)

The Price We Pay: Don’t Call Me That
I Believe My Heart (GlassBeliever)

Words Posted on AO3: 218,474
Stories posted: 24
Verses created (multiple fics, same verse): 2
WIPs finished: 3
WIPs still to complete: 2 (+ 1 prompt verse)
Art (drawings/photo-manips): 4

Fic Status Update

I haven’t done one of these in a while because I hit a real writing slump. It was embarrassing only listing one fic in a month so I stopped. Doing it mid-month seems a bit odd but I really admire @worryinglyinnocent for their schedule and how organized and dedicated they are (hope you don’t mind the tag, you are brilliant!). I used to be a little bit like that and now my real life is starting to settle again, I’m hoping to regain my oomph and get back to at least writing semi-regularly. Therefore mid-month or not I’m not waiting until a more auspicious date 🙂

Under the cut is a list of what I’ve posted since the last time I did one of these. However first I’m going to talk about my plans. I know that probably means they’ll fall apart in an instant (plans are like that) but having some kind of path to follow, is much easier than being all at sea.

If there’s one thing I’m good at it’s lists. I have:
– 3 WIP’s
– 5 non-posted WIP’s
– 5 started fics
– 8 continuation ideas
– 17 new ideas
Total = 38

I was all at sea. It’s been so long not even my WIP’s seemed particularly pressing. I really needed a deadline or some kind of schedule. I talked with a friend who said to ease back into it with a oneshot. I looked through my list and … *drum roll* I only had 1 idea out of 38 that didn’t look like a multi-chapter. Is that ooops or good? Who knows.

Anyway THE PLAN is to write that oneshot and post it on Tuesday (yay for posting something heh). Then the Tuesday after post a chapter of a WIP (*falls over* I know right?), then the Tuesday after that a chapter of another WIP. So all I’m demanding is a chapter a week to begin with. Once I’ve got started it might well ramp up to more but I’m trying to be reasonable.

PLUS I’ve got so unfocused even with reading. There’s authors I absolutely adore who have posted fics I haven’t read. I’ve got behind on everything (psst I’m even behind on gifsets) it’s getting a bit silly. I mean I know my focus is bad when I can’t even sit and read a fic without my mind wandering. It used to be more like I’d be trying to write and my mind would wander to read a fic.

So yes now it’s in black and white, so I kinda have to do it or face eternal shame. You hear that self? Go word!

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May Status Update

A summary post of what happened last month fic-wise, and my plans for the forthcoming month, because I can’t hit a target, if I can’t see it.

Previous Status: July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Works posted in April:

Painting Layers of Love (AU romance, WIP)
    – Chapter Ten
Order in the Court (Complete, nsfw)
    – Brighter Days (Rushbelle)
    – The Auction
    – Last Friday Night
    – Highway to Hell (Lachacy)

Happy Anniversary (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)

What Makes You Different (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)

To Be Loved (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)
Costume Party
This Afternoon (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)
The Quest (Mayday Menagerie fic, nsfw)

Coming up definitely in May:
– Chapter Eleven of Painting Layers of Love
– Chapter Three of Under My Skin

What I hope May might bring:
Under My Skin completed
The Price We Pay prompts cleared
– Monthly Rumbelling fic if I’m inspired by either of the prompts

April was the month of events really. Between Order in the Court and A Monthly Rumbelling I didn’t manage to write much else fanfic-wise. I really wanted to at least update Under My Skin and I feel terrible that I didn’t. I talked with a friend about it and they said that deadline fics, like for events, had to be done whereas WIP’s could wait. That’s true but that doesn’t stop me from feeling guilty.

Anyway, April was productive in terms of word count but it was also Camp NaNo which always gives me a boost. Hopefully, like after last July, I’ll be able to ride the wave for a while and keep it going. I’ve kinda learnt my lesson really about promising when I’ll have things updated because intentions are meaningless. I do my best but time plays tricks on me and just disappears. We’ll have to see how May pans out but I have my fingers crossed. I know I say this every month but the WIP’s deserve better and I really am going to try.

April Status Update

A summary post of what happened last month fic-wise, and my plans for the forthcoming month, because I can’t hit a target, if I can’t see it.

Previous Status: July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March

Works posted in March:

The Price We Pay
    – Belle saves the day
Across the Stars

Coming up definitely in April:
– Rumbelle Order in the Court fics (three already written)
– Monthly Rumbelling fics (two already written)
– Chapter Ten of Painting Layers of Love (I feel so incredibly guilty about this)

What I hope April might bring:
– Finish Under My Skin (or at least update it, I feel terrible)

Oh this month is just embarrassing. I didn’t even post this little on my very first status update. It’s sort of been a slow slide downwards for the last few months. Anyway, yeah the WIP’s didn’t happen and I feel terrible about that. I have half a dozen fics pre-written because of various events, so I can guarantee I’ll post more in April at least. I really do promise to do my absolute best on my WIP’s as well. I’m sorry last month was just not a good month.

April is Camp NaNo and hopefully, just like last July, that will give me the boost I need to get back into the writing zone. I really can’t take another month like March. I am so far behind it is crazy scary. I nearly didn’t make this post, because it’s so embarrassing, but I do it every single month and I didn’t think I deserved to skip it. After all it’s kinda like for the record. Anyway, yeah my two paragraph summary is now a lot longer than my list of posted fics /facepalm.

March Status Update

A summary post of what happened last month fic-wise, and my plans for the forthcoming month, because I can’t hit a target, if I can’t see it.

Previous Status: July, August, September, October, November, December, January, February

Works posted in February:

Under My Skin (Lachbelle, WIP)
    – Chapter Two
The Price We Pay
    – Three Prompts (First meeting / Rumple meets Gaston / Staring)
    – Three Prompts (The Better Consort / Dented Mug / Question of Safety)

Counting Stars (AU family fluff, Complete)
    – Chapter Three

Belle and Gold Dance (Drawing, Fluffapalooza)

A Little Insurance (A Monthly Rumbelling fic)
Another Second Chance (A Monthly Rumbelling fic)

Sweet Masquerade (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)

Painting Layers of Love (AU romance, WIP)
    – Chapter Nine

Bless the Broken Road (A Monthly Rumbelling fic)

Fall All Over Again (Season Two canon-divergence, Complete, nsfw)
    – Chapter Five

Coming up definitely in March:
– More Painting Layers of Love
– Finish Under My Skin

What I hope March might bring:
– More than one chapter of Painting Layers of Love
– Finish a bunch of stuff due in April so I can start new things!

February started off not great but improved massively as the month went on. I’m hoping that’s going to continue and bode well for March. I’m not inspired for either of March’s Monthly Rumbelling prompts and I’m deliberately not looking at them, so I don’t get inspired. That takes something off the list which is really useful. Basically March is going to be the month of prep because April is shaping up to be really busy.

April brings Rumbelle Order in the Court. I’ve already written one idea for that, but I have three left. Similarly April’s Monthly Rumbelling prompts are very inspiring and May 1st I need to post my May Day Menagerie fic. I only have two WIP’s now and in March I’d like to take that down to just one. This will enable me to focus more on Painting Layers of Love, because that fic deserves it and I really would like to update it more than once a month. March might well be fic-lite if I’m writing things to post in April but we’ll have to see.

February Status Update

A summary post of what happened last month fic-wise, and my plans for the forthcoming month, because I can’t hit a target, if I can’t see it.

Previous Status: July, August, September, October, November, December, January

Works posted in January:

Counting Stars (AU family fluff, WIP)
    – Chapter Two
Enter Sandman (flash fic, prompt fill)

All I Needed (Swanfire/Rumbelle, Prompt verse)
    – Three Prompts (Through the Glass / Not Alone / Their Own Space)
    – Two Prompts (Bonding Moment / Nothing Left to Say)

Once Upon a Lifetime (A Monthly Rumbelling fic, nsfw)

Painting Layers of Love (AU romance, WIP)
    – Chapter Eight

Fall All Over Again (Season Two canon-divergence, WIP, nsfw)
    – Chapter Four
Full Circle (A Monthly Rumbelling fic)

Under My Skin (Lachbelle, WIP)
    – Hands All Over (Future ficlet, nsfw)

Random Ficlets (from this prompt post)
   – How can anyone not be afraid of love
   – I didn’t intend to kiss you
   – If you want we could go together (attached ask)
   – Please don’t make me socialize
Whispering verse (knight!Rumple and Princess Belle, Prompt verse)
    – Why are we whispering?

    – Wishing Well

Coming up definitely in February:
– WIP Updates!

What I hope February might bring:
– Finish Counting Stars, I Love the Way, Fall All Over Again and Under My Skin

– A fic based on the A Monthly Rumbelling Event if I am inspired by any of the prompts.

I had big plans for January and basically epic failure. Thanks to a lot of random prompts I managed a last minute bump to get up to about ½ of my normal monthly word count. In fact I haven’t written this little in a month since June of last year and I’m not at all happy about it. January is the start of the year, so much for starting as I mean to go on. Anyway, I can’t change it so there’s no point in dwelling. The priority, for the upcoming month as always, is to finish my WIP’s. There’s so much more I want to write but I always finish what I start.

Endangered Slug posted a February Prompt Challenge which is a fantastic idea, but utterly terrible for me because I don’t know when to stop. Those random ficlets I did have spawned three new WIP’s. I really don’t need anymore ideas. I’m booked up and know what I’m writing practically for the next five years already. So I’m going to change the challenge a little bit. In the challenge post it said – “The goal is to write something – anything – every day for the month of February.” – and that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to pretend like it’s November and I need to get my digital pixel badge.

Hopefully February can be the month of finishing things. That would be nice 🙂