I also decided to do the New Year Fic Meme again this year, because I managed to write a decent number of fics this year, too! It's not that much, but I'm pretty proud of myself nonetheless. So, without further ado:
Fics this year (oldest to newest):
words like those [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
No Matter [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji-centric]
falling [Sexy Boyz; Genki→Miyachika]
only you [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
nightlight [B.I.Shadow/Bakaleya6; Hokuto/Fuma]
愛及屋烏 [Sexy Boyz; Kishi/Fu]
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back [Sexy Boyz; Genki→Miyachika]
The Best Medicine [Sexy Boyz; Miyachika/Genki]
brave new world [Kamen Teacher; Kinzo/Shishimaru + M4]
相変わらず [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
Let it Go [Hey! Say! JUMP; YamaChii]
Hold On [Kamen Teacher; Kinzo/Shishimaru]
just right [Bakaleya6; Jesse/Yugo]
intensity [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
deuce [Bakaleya6/Sexy Zone; Hokuto/Fuma]
pocketful of starlight [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
(third time's the) charm [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
Roméo et Juliette [Sexy Boyz; Kishi/Fu]
Nice [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
forward [Bakaleya6/Sexy Zone; Kento + Yugo friendship]
Ego-booster [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
and night will be no more [Sexy Zone; Kento/Shori]
getting better [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
infirmity [Sexy Boyz; Miyachika/Genki]
Happiness [Sexy Boyz; MatsuMatsu friendship]
Family [Sexy Zone; gen; Fuma + Sexy Zone friendship]
slow but steady [gen; Genki + Genta friendship]
White Knight [Sexy Boyz; Kishi/Fu]
Threshold [Sexy Boyz; gen; Genki-centric]
Hold [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
a dream is a wish your heart makes [Sexy Boyz/Sexy Zone; Sou/Genta]
at the beginning with you [Bakaleya6/Sexy Zone; Hokuto/Fuma]
悟られたくない Friday night, Tonight (>_<) [Bakaleya6/Sexy Zone; Hokuto/Fuma]
closer [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
sticks and stones [Sexy Zone; gen; Marius-centric]
もっとみてよ、みつめてよ [Hey! Say! JUMP; Hikaru/Inoo]
romantic [Hey! Say! JUMP; Hikaru/Inoo]
もう戻れないよ [Hey! Say! JUMP; gen; Yamada-centric]
Comfort [Sexy Boyz; Jinguji/Reia]
Common Sense [Hey! Say! JUMP; Hikaru/Inoo]
Teacher's Pet [Hey! Say! JUMP; Hikaru/Inoo]
Light [Hey! Say! JUMP; Hikaru/Inoo]
Flurries [Sexy Boyz; MatsuMatsu]
Total word count this year
89,934 words. Sadly, not that much more than last year, because a lot of my fics this year ended up being short drabbles, but I'm still considering it an achievement.
Looking back, did you write more fics than you thought you would this year, less than you thought, or about what you predicted?
I wrote more than I thought again! I think my resolution last year was to try to write 35 fics again. I didn't quite manage 10 more than that, but I did go quite a bit over!
Where did you publish/archive your stories?
My JE fic archive and my AO3 account~
What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January 2010?
I don't think I ever expected to write as much JiguRea as I did. 13 out of 43 fics here are Jinguji/Reia! That's almost 1/3. I also didn't expect to write as much Hikaru/Inoo as I did, because I didn't expect to tangae within JUMP, but hey, that's life. XD I'm pretty happy with a lot of the fics that I wrote for both of those pairings, so I'm definitely not complaining! ♥
What’s your favorite story this year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you the happiest.
Again… this is really tough XD I think I might have to go with 悟られたくない Friday night, Tonight (>_<), because man was it a bitch to format, but it was so worth it. I'm really happy with the way it came out, and the way it fits together. and night will be no more is a close second, though, because that one was also a ton of work! Setting up AUs is hard for me, because I always worry that it only makes sense in my own head, so I as happy to complete that one successfully. And also only you, because it was my first really long smut fic in a long time and I'm happy with the way it came out!
Okay, NOW your most popular story.
This question assumes any of my stories are popular… =__=;;; But I think only you got the most comments this year. So we'll go with that one? Yay porn |D;
Story most under appreciated by the universe?
Probably and night will be no more, もっとみてよ、みつめてよ, and 悟られたくない Friday night, Tonight (>_<). The first two because sadly, despite that I love my AUs, no one else does |D;;; And the third because no one seemed as awed by all the formatting and what have you as I was |D;;; I felt so clever, okay.
Story that could have been better?
Offhand, I know I had originally intended for Teacher's Pet to be longer than it was because of time constraints.
Of the three (!!!) NC-17 rated fics I wrote in 2014, I don't know if I can pick a favourite, but I guess I am fond of possessive Jinguji and Jinguji and Reia's relationship dynamic in Hold. Honorable mention, though, to もう戻れないよ, for being about strippers. XD;
Most fun story?
It was pretty fun to write (third time's the) charm and Nice because 14 year old Reia and Jinguji were cute and silly. |D;;;
Story with single sweetest moment?
Maybe pocketful of starlight or Family? But both of those are on the heavy side, so in terms of cute romance, I'd say Light or a dream is a wish your heart makes, for the more bubbly romantic side of things.
The story that made you cry?
Probably It's hard to dance with the devil on your back, because Genki's insecurities get me every time. ;___;
Hardest story to write?
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back was hard to write because of how emotional it was, while 悟られたくない Friday night, Tonight (>_<) was hard to write because of all the goddamn html formatting. XD;; I also screencapped my phone and put it into photoshop to get the right shade of blue for the links in the iPhone mail app!
Easiest story to write?
Honestly, most of the JiguRea drabbles come to me pretty easily. At this point, I've written so much of those two that I could probably do it in my sleep |D;;;
Most overdue story?
I'm still not really sure what this is asking. Overdue for me personally? Overdue in fandom? Isn't what's "due" really different from one person's opinion to another? I guess all the Jinguji/Reia fics were "overdue" in my opinion, because I really love that pairing and I do see a fair bit of it in Japan, but almost nothing in foreign fandom. I'm glad I can contribute and that at least a few people seem to enjoy it!
Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?
I think something significant this year is that it's the first time I had the courage (or insanity?) to get some of the AUs (which I generally just plot out with yomimashou for fun) into fic. Specially, I wrote King & Queen & Joker-verse in Roméo et Juliette and and night will be no more; idolverse in もっとみてよ、みつめてよ, もう戻れないよ, and Common Sense.
Do you have any fanfic goals for the New Year?
Same as last year, keep up the same pace. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself, and I like having time to do other things, as well, but I'm happy that I was able to write so many fics this year, and I want to be able to do the same next year!
Leitmotif of the year:
Sticking with my comment from last year: "Um... feelings? XD As always, I write fics in which not much happens but people feel a lot of feelings and think a lot of thoughts, so... yeah. Oops? XD;"
Story with the single sexiest moment:
I am a fan of the opening paragraph of intensity. XD
Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story:
My personal preferences aside, I try to keep my fics socially acceptable, so that a wider audience can enjoy them.
Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters:
Maybe Comfort; it was really interesting to write about how much Jinguji and Reia's relationship has grown and changed over the years.
Probably that I was able to complete big projects like and night will be no more and もっとみてよ、みつめてよ. I tend to chicken out of writing long fics for fear that I won't be able to finish them, but I was able to sum up what I wanted to put into these, so I'm happy about that.
Story I haven't yet written, but intend to:
Again, I don't like to jinx myself, but I'd like to continue with my AUs as much as possible!
This meme is always a lot harder and more involved than I expect |D; But there you have it! I also want to take the time to thank everyone who's helped me out as a beta or moral support through the past year, including yomimashou, yararanger, britkit27, 9kinds, and snow. And of course, thank you to everyone who read my fics in 2014! I really appreciate it, and I'm looking forward to sharing my work in 2015 with you!