Atreyu Eliot Star (oneandonlytrey) wrote,
Atreyu Eliot Star

A meme Simon tagged me for. I wasn't going to do it, but why the fuck not? Might as well. Whatever.

Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.

5- Crossing Parallels [Fandom: The Beatles/Green Day]
The entire universe, really. This was my brain child and my baby for over a year, and I am still very proud of it in my way. Which just means that I am not utterly ashamed of it. The main story is Fact: Marijuana Induces Time Travel and White Valentines. Everything else was just playing around in this universe where time travel happens when necessary. It's an idea I have considered toying with in original fiction or other fanfic as well. There was supposed to be a third part to the main story, probably titled And In the End.... There might still be. We'll see.

4- Transcendental: A Teenaged Fantasy [Original Fiction]
This was the first original idea I ever had that I thought I might actually be able to make into something of length. I never suceeded (though I did very nearly complete the short play version) and now this one chapter is all that remains, except for the characters living on in my head. Though, having just re-read this chapter, it made this list quite suddenly, and maybe one day I'll go back to it, re-write and finish it. I know the ending, the entire story is in my head. It just needs the right media (fun fact: I have contemplated Transcendental as a novel, a novella, a short play, a full length play, or a film).

3- March Into the Sea/Parting of the Sensory [Fandom: My Chemical Romance]
Simon says March Into the Sea is the best thing I have ever written. I don't know so much about that, but I do know that I am proud of it, as well as Parting of the Sensory. They were both marginally inspired by the songs from a Modest Mouse album that I borrowed the title from, and a few months ago, upon listening to the album, I realized I could probably turn this situation into a novella. Because the end of Parting isn't the end of the story, really. I don't know if I ever will actually write any more of the story (Florida, Fire It Up and We've Got Everything are some of the songs that have fic-ideas attached) but there's always the possibility of actually writing the entirety of the We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank saga. '

2- Tiny Cities Made of Ashes [Fandom: My Chemical Romance]
This is an AU that I am so obscenely proud of. Unfortunately, I began writing it just before a fairly hard time for Simon and I, emotionally and financially and sundry other ways. So I lost the muse midway through. And then my old laptop crashed and took my plot outlines with it. So, if I want to go back to Tiny Cities I'm going to need a lot of Modest Mouse, and a lot of re-reading and writing time. But it's something I have been planning on at least finishing for a while yet. There's also a prequel about Ray and Frank in the works based on Boys of Summer (primarily the Ataris version) which means that I would also need to write a Bob/Gerard prequel. :P

1- It's Raining, It's Pouring [Fandom: My Chemical Romance]
This really is my favorite thing I have ever written. For one thing: IT'S COMPLETE (the only completely completed thing on this list. nice). For another, it was inspried by two of my favorite men in the world: James Patterson and Quinten Tarantino. I have a thing for the sleuthy detective investigatory genre. And I had way too much fun with this fic. I'd started a sequel, but it's tapered off since then. If I ever go back to this universe, it will probably not be Sing a Song of Sixpence that results. Though, I killed off most of My Chem and that's kind of sad. But anyway. I love IR,IP.

And furthermore, some questions about writing!

I'm going to avoid including RP and the associated characters here, because that makes it too easy.

What's the last thing you wrote?
About half of the first proper chapter of Back in the Saddle aka the Rodeo Fic. That was like two weeks ago. Way to go, muse.

Was it any good?
It's alright, but obviously I'm having trouble finishg it.

What's the first thing you ever wrote that you still have?
I can't really answer this question. I've lost computers upon computers. I've moved too many times. I've lost so much stuff. I had a dream the other night that I found the file-folder that I kept Here and Gone in back in the day, all brighly colored and mod. I was sad when I woke up and it wasn't true. The oldest thing I probably have access too is the X-Men movie-verse fanfic archived on my old account.

Write poetry?
I used too. It was so awful.

Angsty poetry?
I did. Again, fucking awful.

Most fun character you ever wrote?
I had a lot of fun writing Frank in IR,IP. Also, any time I write Tre Cool is great fun.

Most annoying character you ever wrote?
Naomi from Transcendental was pretty obnoxious. She never did what I wanted her too, she was always changing her mind.

Best plot you ever wrote?
I stand by It's Raining, It's Pouring. Partly because it's the only solidified plot I've ever finished.

Coolest plot twist you ever wrote?
The end of Transcendental had a twist.

How often do you get writer's block?

How do you fix it?
I can't. It goes away on it's own, flares up on it's own. I just wait for it to subside, and am there waiting with a word processor when it fades.

Do you type or write by hand?
I type. My handwriting is awful and my hand is fairl weak after a long time. I only hand-write when I have no computer access (like when waiting for a concert, or in the woods).

Do you save everything you write?

Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it?
I have before, and I will again if the top five list above is any indication.

What's your favorite thing that you've written?
It's Raining, It's Pouring.

What's everyone else's favorite thing that you've written?
Simon really likes March Into the Sea. I don't know about anyone else. Crossing Parallels probably has the most fans.

Do you ever show people your work?
Just my closest confidants, until it's finished.

Who's your favorite constructive critic?
Simon, I guess, though I have a hard time with any kind of criticism.

Did you ever write a novel?
I'm trying.

Have you ever written fantasy, sci-fi, or horror?
Fantasy is a yes. Horror is a 'maybe soon?' Sci-Fi... I don't think so? Unless (like Simon) you could Star Wars fic.

Ever written romance or teen angsty drama?
Uh. It'd be a pretty special kind of romance. But yes, I have written angsty drama before, and I was a teen at the time.

What's one genre you have never written, and probably never will?
I couldn't say. There's always the chance.

How many writing projects are you working on right now?

Do you want to write for a living?
Yes. I have wanted to be an author and/or playwright for as long as I can remember.

Have you ever won an award for your writing?
I placed twice on mychemicaltest.

Have you ever written something for a magazine or newspaper?
I wrote for my school paper for a while before I enjoyed Acting more.

Ever written something in script or play format?
Most definiately.

What is your favorite word?
I don't think I really have one.

Do you ever write based on yourself?
Sometimes. The stuff I'm most known for is drastic AU shit, though.

Which of your characters most resembles you?
Frank was/is my self-insert (of a fashion) in My Chem. He usually speaks for me (except for when Ray is). Hailee and Gabriel from Transce each had traits based on me.

Where do you get ideas for your characters?
They introduce themselves to me :P

Do you ever write based on your dreams?
Not really. My dreams are very disjointed and confusing and not usually fic-inspiring at all.

Do you prefer happy endings, sad endings, or cliff-hangers?
I like plot twists, and endings at the beginning. I'm a Tarantino fan.

Have you ever written anything based on an artwork you've seen?
Not yet.

Are you concerned with spelling and grammar as you write?
I tend to correct what Word points out as a write. But my grammar is.. unique.

Does music help you write?
YES YES YES a thousand times. I mean, look at my top-five. Two of them are based on Modest Mouse music. Most of my archive has titles stolen from songs I like. Music plays a very big part in the way I write.

Are people surprised and confused when they find out you write well?
This question is really really dumb.

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