Nov. 6th, 2011

hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)
Glad folks are liking the story so far. Part two goes up Monday, and the final installment a week after that. The story is complete and the last part is in final beta, so no worries about being left hanging -- I don't post multi-part stories until they're complete, but I do like to take a little time in between posting chapters. Wouldn't have been a week ordinarily, but I've been working on and off this one for a while, and my betas have been fiendishly busy (as have I), so a week gives some breathing room. (Also, while writing this I would *literally* hear the DOCTOR WHO closing credit music when the cliffhangers kicked in, so a week felt right.) Reaction has been modest in amount, but positive, which is pretty much what I expected.

I've been kind of surprised for a long time about the relative lack of activity in Jenny/Vastra fandom. When the characters debuted, there was MASSIVE fannish interest, huge amounts of enthusiasm, the community started right away, there was fan art, a fan site, petitions for their own series... but from what I can tell, most of the serious activity was on the fan art side, and there wasn't a really huge amount of that. The fic, in particular, never really materialized. Searching on Teaspoon and an Open Mind brings up a grand total of two stories. The fic community on LJ has a good membership, but doesn't have nearly the activity the characters deserve and that the enthusiasm over them would predict. Maybe it's that they're women. Maybe it's that they're (canonical) femslash, so fandom can't write fifty million first-time fics. Maybe it's that the characters really scream out for casefic, which fandom doesn't do these days as much as flashfic and porn. I don't know, and I'd welcome theories, as well as suggestions for how to get people to write more. Because *I want to read this fic too,* dammit.

Anyway, I wrote it because I loved the characters, I love casefic, and I want to show what can be done if you give Jenny and Vastra casefic to play in. That's another reason for posting weekly -- I want people to get used to new Jenny/Vastra, and maybe inspired to write more casefic.

Hey, I can dream.


hradzka: Cassidy, from Garth Ennis's PREACHER. (Default)

November 2014




The collected poems from my descent into madness year spent writing daily poems are now available from Lulu as the cheapest 330-page book they would let me make ($16.20). If that's too pricey, you can also get it from Lulu as a free download, or just click on the "a poem every day" tag to read them here. But if you did buy one, that'd be awesome.

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