Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn
Link(s): at Ao3 (recommended); at FF.net
Summary: When Yona and her friends need shelter for the winter, Kija insists on bringing them to White Dragon Village for a traditional solstice festival honoring his ancestors. The ritual brings messages from the world of the dead, including a visit from the most honored white dragon ancestor of all — but what begins as a joyous meeting threatens to become a tragedy.
Warnings: Heavy Angst, Possible Character Death, Canonical Character Death, brief but intense violence
Characters: Kija, Ensemble, special appearance by Guen
When I Started: Not so long ago, only the beginning of this year. This grew out from my 2016 Yuletide story.
How I Lost My Shit: I don't remember if I did before signing up for the bang, although I did write a few other stories so it must have been back-burnered. Mostly, though, there were things I found challenging about this story so that I just knew I'd have trouble finishing it without some formal commitment. Embarassingly, I actually did lose my shit after posting had started; I went out of town for a weeklong family visit and really slacked off after I got back.
How I Finished My Shit: Sheer determination, but tempered with nonperfectionism. My completely-truthful mantra for this story was "I want to do this one no matter how messy it turns out. Also setting a bunch of personal deadlines way in advance of the actual deadline was helpful --- of course I ended up blowing through all of those, but each one pushed me to get a bit more done. ^_^;
And now it's finished! My beautiful rambly angsty hurty baby! I'm so proud!
Many thanks to my artist, too!
Challenge #120 is our remainder challenge, where you can write any past prompt. All prompts are listed at the challenge masterlist, but to remind you, ( the most recent were: )
As always, femslash ficlets of between 100 and 1000 words are welcome. Please check our profile for more detailed rules, and don't forget to make your claim at our Shakespeare Quotes prompt table challenge!
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Pairing/Characters: Heather ("The Pilot")/Bill Potts, River Song
Rating: General Audiences
THE BEST WOMAN...IN EVERY WAY
Watching her potential girlfriend constantly ask about leaving her surroundings is Bill Potts’ worst nightmare...until she and the would-be girlfriend are kidnapped by River Song. River knows a sentient creature wants Heather Carew out of the picture. Until River can get them all to safety, all that stands between Heather and fusion is canteen assistant Bill.
Moments away from unintentionally fusing with a sentient creature, Heather's life is turned upside down. Now the woman she's always considered her new friend has transformed into some kind of sexy special agent. Bill is prepared to do anything to stop the creature and secure Heather’s safety. But who's keeping Heather’s heart safe from Bill?
(Summary modified from Fugitive Bride by Paula Graves.)
Notes: Longer notes on AO3, but in short, this is a canon divergence AU set during "The Pilot."
Story Title: In the Cold Dark Night
Link: on AO3 (and check out the art by sandy79)
Summary: Phil's whole life changed the night he was attacked by a vampire and became a creature of the night. It's about to change again.
Warnings: Mild violence
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, with appearances by Nick Fury, Melinda May, John Garrett, Natasha Romanov, Antoine Triplett, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes
Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (pre-slash)
When I Started**: I wrote the first chapter for the Clint/Coulson 2015 Holiday Exchange.
How I Lost My Shit**: I always intended to continue the story, but other projects were higher on my list. No deadline equals no writing being done by me.
How I Finished My Shit**: I almost didn't. Severe self-doubt and another fandom love really hampered my writing. Having a deadline and just finally powering through helped me to finish. At least I didn’t have technological troubles like I did the last two years.
The ever vigilant tidal_race has suggested we might like a discussion post. So here we go.
Use this post if you want to talk to other UCers about how the fest is going for you, how you're doing as the deadline approaches, your favourite romance novel tropes, etc.
Enjoy the fest everyone.
Fandom: Black Sails
Pairing/Characters: Max/John Silver, Billy Bones, other characters appear
Summary: John Silver, the fraudulent Earl of Poole, awakes to find a beauty berating him - but he cannot recall the last three months of his life, nor having a wife. Max is clearly a most unsuitable consort, but then he's known as being an unconventional earl. Suspicious of Max's presence in his life, Silver struggles to regain his memories but it seems his heart remembers things his head does not.
Notes: Alternate Universe – Regency; biromantic Max, grey-a Silver, romantic nonsexual relationship
For: RoryChaze / wipbigbang
Title: SLiCE (for the main banners)
Fandom: Haikyuu!! (anime)
Disclaimer: Don't own or profit from them
Inspired by: SLiCE by RoryChaze
Bragging Rights: I can't believe I got so many pieces done, yay me! \o/ :D
Artist's notes: I wasn't supposed to sign up for anything for a while, but when I saw there's a Haikyuu!! story without art over here, I couldn't resist the temptation :) I had so much fun working with these images, I hope you enjoy them too ^_^
A huge thank you to RoryChaze for the inspiration, and for sharing my love of the series ^_^ And thank you to the people running the WIPBigBang, I'm really happy I got this chance to participate with my art!
The rest of the art can be found on AO3 | on DW | on LJ
Mods: there wasn't any fandom tag for Haikyuu!!, can you add one, please? Thank you!)
Fandom: Supergirl (TV)
Pairing: Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor
Prompt: Challenge #119 - stranger
Word Count: 1000
Summary: Each story is the same; you are Lena and she is Kara and you always die too soon.
Challenge #119 is stranger.
As always, femslash ficlets of between 100 and 1000 words are welcome. See our profile for more detailed rules, and don't forget to make your claim at the Shakespeare Quotes prompt table challenge!
Fandom: Les Miserables
Summary: After Javert is assigned to discover a blackmailer within a public-house that caters to men who prefer other men, Valjean is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Together they must stop the blackmailer before any lives can be ruined...including their own.
Characters: Javert, Valjean, Cosette
When I Started: Uh, sometime in 2013-2014ish?
How I Lost My Shit: Les Mis fandom turned toxic for a while there and I wandered off to other fandoms. Also I moved to a new city and a new career, which was (and still is) pretty time-consuming!
How I Finished My Shit I finally just sat down and made myself get off Tumblr and write. Approximately 23,000 words later, I finally finished the fic!
Story Title: like a pop fly dropping from space
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Link(s): on AO3, Art by ninjaomelet
Summary: Zhenya signs the papers for his minor league contract three weeks before his seventeenth birthday and waits for his visa to arrive.
And waits, until finally, it arrives, just in time for the 2003 baseball season to end.
A baseball AU.
Characters: Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby,
Pairings: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
When I Started: January 2015
How I Lost My Shit: I just. I love baseball a lot and I love this pairing and I wanted it to be perfect. It started out very differently, but I knew how it ended.
How I Finished My Shit: Through a lot of toil and tears. I literally have five different versions of the story in my drafts folder, because I'd get stuck or change something and have to do major rewrites and starting over was easier than editing my current draft. I probably cut almost 10k from the original plot,
and I was editing right up until posting. But it's done now! And I'm pretty happy with it.
Fandom: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Word Count: 626
Prompt: 16 Nothing can be made out of nothing - King Lear
Summary: After the war, Silque aids Ram Village, sparking a change within Faye.
( She doesn’t realize how rigid her back is until a hand touches it, making her snap up like a bowstring. )