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I've finally finished the Snowflake Challenge this year with the following entries:

Day 1 - A personal Recommendation of my own works.
Day 2 - Fannish things I'd like.
Day 3 - My creative process.
Day 4 - Spreading the love or People You've Never Interacted With Before.
Day 5 - Fannish Origin Story
Day 6 - Create a fanwork. For this part of the challenge, I wrote the first chapter for my Transformers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe story. It's coming along nicely and it should be good! :)
Day 7 - Favourite Trope
Day 8 - Love Meme, or Why should you love me!
Day 9- Surprising Things About Fandom
Day 10 - Playing with something new. For this part of the challenge, I wrote my first ever Captain Marvel/Billy Batson story.
Day 11 Fannish Resources
Day 12 - What I bring to Fandom
Day 13 - Recommend a creator
Day 14 Recommending someone else's works.
Day 15 - Creating your own challenge

This was actually the first year that I completed all of the aspects of the challenge. Sort of. I bowed out of day 2 because I just didn't feel comfortable asking for anything. Though in retrospect, I think I might have asked for some of the rarer pairings that I enjoy. Like Onslaught/Prowl, or Onslaught/Soundwave, or Onslaught/Megatron ... yeah, there's a trend forming here and I think that i'll need to come up with some bunnies for those pairings.

This year was hard, just like last year, but I think I did better this year. There was less pity-partying and more positivity on my part. I think that I'm starting to feel more comfortable in fandom in general and in my own work as a writer. It's a start and I plan on keeping it up this year. Onward and Upward! Right?
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Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Story can be found elsewhere in my journal
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Day Six

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Confessions below the cut )
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Okay, so attempt number 2 because my stupid computer decided to eat my post ...

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Day 5

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Answer under the cut )
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Day 3

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

1. Don't Say Forever by Ayngelcat. -- This is a wonderful little Smokescreen/Swindle story, a little moment in time glimpse at the scene where Swindle is about to go into the Decepticon mind prison and their final good byes. Yes it's sad, but there are so few Smokescreen/Swindle stories out there, and this is one of the best, in my opinion.

2. Where Wise Mechs Fear To Tread by Exactlywhat. This is an interesting story telling a tale that is a combination of G1 and Bayverse wherein a newly minted Prime seeks out new soldiers and finds himself at Sentinel Prime's old banishment colony - a small, backwater moon designed to house those Autobots that the Brass wanted to forget about. There is also the companion piece, When Wise Mechs Are Banished, to check out. It's a series of shorts providing background as to why all the mechs at the 84G1-07MVE-VR5E Base were banished in the first place.

3. Make Love Not War and Swindled by Ultharkitty -- These two stories aren't done yet, but they are coming along nicely and are telling a great Vortex/Smokescreen/Swindle story as well as one of the most interesting End of the War tales that I've seen. The Combaticons put an end to the war by taking out the Decepticon command element and they offer peace to the Autobots. That peace seems to be coming with a price, and all the while Smokescreen is busy dealing with the various skeletons in his closet. "Make Love Not War" is the main story and "Swindled" is a side story. Kind of. Seriously, if you haven't read these, go check them out. Or, really, anything by Ultharkitty.

4. In Another's Shoes by Splinter -- This one, sadly, is not done yet, and with a year between updates, I'm not holding out a lot of hope. Still though this story is worth the read, even if it kind of peters out at the end. The plot is simple; Splinter gets sick and tired of the boys always fighting so he forces them to spend time in the roles of their brothers. Leo is now with wisecracking slacker, Raph needs to act as the tech wizard, Mikey is in charge, and Donnie is the rebel. The writing is good and the characterizations are spot on. Seriously. Sadly, FFNet has done it's normal thing and the formatting is a bit shaky in some areas. Please be warned.

Now I'm trying to keep to the spirit of the challenge and only reccing fics that appear to be lesser known or don't seem to be getting much needed love. That being said, I want to add a special mention.

5. Anything by Scifigrl47 but specifically Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore. Now she is clearly a known-in-fandom author, often getting hundreds of reviews on 4 chapter stories and having her works turned into podfics and translated into multiple languages; so she doesn't really fit with the spirit of the challenge, but since she writes Avengers fics, I thought that maybe the TF and TMNT fans may not have seen her stuff. Her writing is wonderful, the dialogue is smooth and natural, and the relationships are totally believable (even to the point of managing a tension between Pepper and Captain America after Tony and Steve hook up without it devolving into Pepper-bashing).


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