Nobody said it was easy (copperbadge) wrote,
Nobody said it was easy

Sorry about the flood of posts, guys, I just found out Dreamwidth isn't properly crossposting to LJ. Something to do with the client I'm using, I think. I'll get it sorted, but for now enjoy this post that you may have missed! :D

I almost forgot to do my 2012 fanfic recap!

Most of the fanfic was Avengers; all of it was comic books. What can I say, apparently I am getting fickle about fandoms in my old age.

All of these are also available under my Works page at AO3.


Arms And The Man: R, Steve/Tony. His best friend keeps cockblocking him, his relationship guru is a computer, and he might be gay. The future is very complicated.

Homefront: R, Steve/Tony. Steve Rogers is a capable leader, a kind and cheerful man, a good friend, a strong role model, and a loyal soldier. He's also teetering on the edge of suicide.

A Partial Dictionary Of The 21st Century: R, Steve/Tony. Steve is adapting well to the new millennium, and he has the dictionary to prove it.

Ironsides: R, Steve/Tony. Antonia Carter Stark takes no shit and no prisoners. There is also a coda, Trustworthy.

Iron Men: R, Steve/Tony. When a second Tony Stark slips through from an alternate universe, Steve suddenly finds his hands very full.

American Patrol: R, Steve/Bucky, Steve/Peggy, Steve/Tony. Steve has had three great loves in his life. None of them are what you might call normal.

Extremely Hot And Currently Female: R, Tony/Loki. Tony knows he shouldn't sleep with Loki, it's just sometimes he's drunk and she's female and he forgets why. There is also a sequel, The Epic Of T. Stark Lokason, Adventurer.

Moving The Furniture: R, Steve/Natasha. Steve thinks about sex a lot, and he'd like to have some, if he could just stop being an idiot around the people he'd like to have it with.

After The End: PG-13, Bruce/Betty. “You looking for someone?” “A friend. My friend Bruce. I came here to find him.”

Trickster: G, Gen. It occurs to Loki that the man who keeps the hounds has even less to fear than the hounds themselves.

Epilogue: PG-13, Gen. After the fighting is over, then come the hot baths, ice packs, resurrection from the dead, political maneuvering, and happy endings (not like that, Tony).

Film Studies: PG-13, Gen-ish. Steve Rogers is no stranger to the silver screen.

Secret Identities: PG-13, Gen. Everyone has a part of themselves that others don't always get to see.

Handler: PG, Gen. There are some staff changes going on at SHIELD.

Black AmEx: PG, Gen. Bruce isn't sure he wants to use a credit card Tony gave him. Steve isn't sure he even knows how.

Better to Reign in Hell: PG-13, Gen. Loki has known since childhood that he was Jotun. He's been told all his life that he was a fosterling sent to Asgard to cement the bonds between their realms. He's been led to believe one day he would ascend the throne of Jotunheim. Loki has been lied to..

The Photograph: PG, Gen. Steve had body-modesty trained out of him in boot camp, and apparently his attitude is infectious.

Transfer Students: PG, Gen. Five times the Avengers pawned kids off on the Jean Grey School.


Fake Empires: PG-13, Clark/Bruce. Bruce Wayne can't possibly be as dumb as he acts, and Clark Kent isn't as ordinary as he appears.

Victory Bonds: PG, Clark/Lois. The year is 1947, and Daily Planet front-pagers Clark Kent and "Louis" Lane are about to get the story of their careers, courtesy of the fledgling Justice League: the enigmatic Superman, the spy-turned-vigilante codenamed Bat, intelligence agent and newly minted Green Lantern Alan Scott, and Ambassador Diana, Princess of Themyscira.

Inspired Works:

Podfics: This year there were lovely podfics made of Extremely Hot and Currently Female, Epilogue, and Ironsides.

A Partial Dictionary of the 21st Century had three separate filks inspired by it.

Handler was translated into Russian and Chinese.


Longest Fic: Victory Bonds, 39,000 words (of pure unadulterated vintage postwar noir.)
Shortest Fic: Handler, 556 words (with Ianto!)

Total Wordcount: About 223,500 words. Down from some years but up from last year, which is heartening. Checking last year's post, it's interesting that I almost always come up with forty thousand words in my "unfinished works" file, too.

I was going to talk about my favourite fic but it was too hard to choose; after all, I write what I love, so they're all my little bb fanfictions. But I think without a doubt the most popular fic I wrote this year was Ironsides, my AU genderflipped Tony Stark story about being a genius, billionaire, society queen, philanthropist, and superhero whilst female. I think its only real competition is Homefront, where Tony is a semi-involuntary support structure for Steve's grieving process. I think it struck a chord with a lot of people because of the subject matter.

In all, a productive year, I think. Perhaps I could hope for a bit more diversity of subject in the coming year, but I've learned that I do better when I don't put quite so many reins on my creative impulse. I guess we'll see in another three hundred and sixty-two days...
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