List of Completed Fics
(According to AO3)
- Out for
the Count (Mina Harker / Lucy Weston; 972 words)
Piece (Leela &/ Lish Toos; 1015
- No, Miss
Oswald, I Expect You To Die (Missy / Clara; 100 words)
- All Alone
in the Dark (Third Doctor, Jo Grant; 1608 words)
- The Art
of the Possible (Simm Master, Karen Coltraine; 1209 words)
(Endeavour Morse, Fred Thursday, Adam Adamant; 100 words)
- Never To
Be Told (Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones; 100 words)
(Mina Harker, John Seward; 100 words)
Suspicion? (Georgina Jones, William Simms; 100 words)
- Be Sure
Your Sin Will Find You Out (Jamie McCrimmon/Victoria
Waterfield; 100 words)
- By the
Book (Jamie McCrimmon &/ Victoria Waterfield; 348 words)
Together (Ray Defwydd &/ Ace McShane; 962 words)
(Liz Shaw &/ Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart; 1516 words)
Sideways Glimpses (Ben Jackson/Polly Wright, Fourth
Doctor/Romana, Sam Briggs/Jamie McCrimmon, Seventh Doctor, Ace
McShane, Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, Charles Prentiss, Martin
McCabe; 7000 words)
Police (Twelfth Doctor &/ Missy; 100
Repairs (First Doctor, Ian Chesterton,
Barbara Wright; 100 words)
(Eighth Doctor, Lucie Miller; 100 words)
- Keep Up
The Pretence (Tegan Jovanka/Nyssa of
Traken; 100 words)
(First Doctor, Vicki Pallister, Steven Taylor; 100 words)
Solution (Seventh Doctor, Ray Defwydd, Ace McShane; 100 words)
of Confusion, Duchess of Disorder (Clara Oswald, Lucie
Miller, Sir Percy Blakeney, OCs; 15636
Breaker (Ace McShane, Awful Sykes; 100
Sanitarium Of Death (Adam Adamant, Lydia Gwilt; 1567 words)
- Round and
About (Third Doctor, Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones; 1258 words)
(Zoë Heriot, Agatha Heterodyne; 1051 words)
- The Rags
of Time (Zoë Heriot, OCs; 40947
Resemblance (Dorcas Brandon/Rachel Lake; 562 words)
Customer Is Always Right (Leela &/ Lish Toos; 538 words)
- It's A
Dirty Job (Rani Chandra, Clyde Langer; 313 words)
Demonstration (Sam Briggs/Jamie McCrimmon; 374 words)
(Lucie Miller, Karen Coltraine; 566 words)
- A Matter
of Experience (Vicki Pallister/Steven Taylor; 238 words)
(Otto Flick/Helga Geerhart; 247 words)
the Bed (Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones; 636 words)
Transparency (Tegan Jovanka/Nyssa of
Traken; 630 words)
(Hard) Light Of It (Mina Harker/Ace Rimmer; 351 words)
Driver (Martha Jones, Jamie McCrimmon, Ace McShane; 365 words)
- All in
the Best Possible Taste (Georgina Jones, William Simms; 240 words)
(Tenth Doctor, Clara Oswald; 100 words)
(Mina Harker/Lucy Weston; 100 words)
(Mags, Captain Cook; 100 words)
(Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones; 100 words)
Action (Lucie Miller, G'Kar; 341
Time Pays For All (Mina Harker/John Seward/Lucy Weston; 922 words)
Arrest (Lucie Miller, Karen Coltraine; 943 words)
- Total number:
- Total word count:
Or, to put it another way, 'The Solar System consists of the Sun, Jupiter
and assorted debris.' Only three fics exceeded 2000 words this year, and one
of those was actually a collection of 70 drabbles.
- Ship/character breakdown:
I started doing this, but for
someone who flits from one character / pairing to another like a butterfly,
it turned out to be a grinding nuisance to tot up the figures. It looks as
if Mina/Lucy is the winning ship for this year; then there are a lot of ones
like Jamie/Victoria, Jamie/Sam and Tegan/Nyssa with a couple of ficlets
- Best/worst title?
I'm rather fond of 'No, Miss Oswald, I Expect You To Die' because for
anyone who's ever seen Goldfinger it gives the whole situation in
only eight words. I also liked the pun in 'Out for the Count', though it has
the problem that while Lucy was outed by the Count, she's out
for darling Mina.
My choice for worst is Keep Up The Pretence, against some
pretty stiff competition. Must remember to do more with pretentious Latin
titles in the future.
- Best/worst summary?
I quite like the summary on Countess of Confusion, Duchess of
Worst is probably Snap, where I didn't actually write a
summary and just pulled a line from the fic.
- Best/worst first line?
How can I resist Enemy Action?
"I do not pigging believe this," Lucie said, trying to scrape lemon
drizzle cake off her blouse with her free hand.
The first line of Countess of Confusion, Duchess of Disorder
is clunky, simply because I called my protagonist Clarissa, Countess of
Carlisle and sent her to Calcorton Hall. That is an awful lot of Cs to get
one's mental voice around.
- Best/worst last line?
Its last line is the whole point of Good, so I hope it
can carry the rest of the drabble.
Worst is Helpmate, I think, because the ficlet doesn't so
much end as stop.
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- Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?
I don't think I made any predictions, but this is about what I was
expecting. I'd hoped to do more, but my output collapsed after August for
one reason and another.
- What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted last year?
I didn't expect to write Dorcas/Rachel, not having encountered the
characters at that point. And I certainly didn't anticipate writing
Mina Harker/Ace Rimmer (what a guy!).
- What's your favorite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest.
I'm quite relieved to have got The Rags of Time off my
to-do list and onto the Archive.
- Okay, NOW your most popular story.
Disassembly garnered enough kudos to make it into
the top 10 of all my fics. Doctor Who / Girl Genius
crossovers appear to be quite popular; The Squires' Tale from
last year is 15th in the same rankings (It reached that position from having
had a mention in the 'most underappreciated' section last year, having been
posted on the last day of the year).
On the other hand, Out for the Count had the most hits by
a large margin.
- Story most underappreciated by the universe?
The only fics that didn't get any kudos on AO3 or specific comments on
LJ are Family Resemblance (Wylder's Hand is obviously
a tiny and very lonely fandom) and Snap (I've noted before that
Lucie/Karen is pretty darn specialised too).
- Story that could have been better?
Oh, most if not all of them, I expect.
- Sexiest story?
By the Book — Victoria Waterfield is seen wearing
skimpy purple 21st-century underwear! (Not that Jamie dares to look for more
than a fraction of a second).
- Saddest story?
I think possibly the Six & Peri Cyberpunk bit of Ten Sideways
Glimpses, where Six has to break it to Peri that she's a data ghost.
- Most fun?
I'm taking this as 'most fun to read', and that's surely up to
my readers. Quite possibly 'Making the Bed', from my point of view.
- Story with single sweetest moment?
Against strong competition from Out for the Count,
I'm inclining to Tegan's insistence on learning Nyssa's language in
- Hardest story to write?
As usual, the long Zoë-fic (The Rags of Time in this
case) took a lot of sorting out. Particularly because of the time travel
- Easiest/most fun story to write?
The drabble collection, 'Ten Sideways Glimpses'.
- Did any stories shift your perceptions of the characters?
I don't think so, or not to any great extent.
- Most overdue story?
Once again, it's the long Zoë-fic, since I was planning it as far
back as 2013. But, again, it met the heroinebigbang deadline.
- Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I signed up twice for heroinebigbang
(round 4A and round 4B). But only the first fic got written; the second ran
into my RL issues around the end of August and hasn't been looked at
- What are your fic writing goals for next year?
Write some. Maybe. If I can think of something reasonable to write.
(I've got a little Mina/Lucy bunny that may bear fruit, if you'll pardon the
mixed metaphor. And there are always more fun UC prompts than I can do
- How did you do on last year's goals?
As I predicted, I wrote much less than I did in 2015. I did manage
to revive a couple of dormant WIPs, but that still leaves plenty more.