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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
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Curious...
Question: I'm not on a lot of SW sites anymore (really just one), so I was wondering... has my AU, "Coming Home," at FF.N, been recced somewhere? (And see how sneakily and subtly I linked it? ;p) I haven't touched it there since November of 2002, but suddenly, I've gotten nine reviews since April (eight since RotS came out), and previously no one had commented since June of 2004... and before that, there'd only been a little trickle since it first went up. Hence, curiosity. I actually dug up the expanded version of it that I'd been doing on TFN before I got tired of it (imadra_blue will be glad to know that it kills Siri painfully), and it's not a half-bad story, but where's the attention to it suddenly coming from? Especially for the original little short version.

Not that I mind. It's always a nice surprise to get love for an old fic. I'm just curious.

EDIT: I added the first three chapters (and prologue) of the long version of this story to HB, as, while I have severe doubts I'll finish it, I rather liked what I had so far, and it's definitely not in the removable serial number category.
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threnody From: threnody Date: July 9th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't hang out on any SW boards/sites, really, so I wouldn't know if it was recced, but possibly the movie has set people on the hunt for fic? I've been craving SW fic since, and the only place to get large quantities of that is ff.net. I've been living there since May, trying to find the good stuff. Being able to search by character would make it more likely to turn up. (Hell, that's how I found it in one of my expeditions. Had no idea it was yours- I tend to read fast and lots, authors and titles never stick. Well done, btw, and now I'm all excited that there's an expended version, if abandonned.)
karit From: karit Date: July 10th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Odd... either someone recced you, or a lot of people went on a fic hunt.

I think I've read the short version before, and liked it immensely, so reading the long version was lovely. I haven't bawled so much for a very long time, but I like crying, so that is good. Most likely unfinished, though? Sad, but that's how it works out sometimes. If you were certain you weren't going to finish it, I'd ask what the general storyline was going to be and how it ended, but if there's still a small chance you'll finish... can't really ask that.

In any case, I can see why people are reviewing. It's very good!
alphabet26 From: alphabet26 Date: July 10th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't say for yours, but I'm getting a spate of reviews for old Digimon fic I have on ff.n. I haven't been to ff.n in a long time, maybe they have something like FictionAlleyPark's random fic quote? Just a thought.
imadra_blue From: imadra_blue Date: July 10th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC) (Link)
(imadra_blue will be glad to know that it kills Siri painfully)

*fists of victory*

I mean, that's terrible. Poor Siri. >.>

That is weird. I've gotten a ton of reviews on an ancient story over at Sycophant Hex's Eros & Sapphos lately, but that's HP. It's quite odd. I wonder where they're coming from. Then again, ever since RotS came out, people have been digging for good SW fic, so that might be the recent attention.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, she dies painfully in Obi-Wan's arms. But she does die, and the story is mostly (well was mostly going to be) about Anakin and Luke finding a cure for the sickness before it kills him. Her part ends in, like, Chapter Two.

Then again, ever since RotS came out, people have been digging for good SW fic, so that might be the recent attention.

I could see that, but why that one? Why not Dragonslayer or one of the others? I'm not complaining--it's got me thinking of the story again, and I'd forgotten that I actually like this one; I'm just dying of curiosity.
imadra_blue From: imadra_blue Date: July 10th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly? If you're writing her, I don't mind if she lives happily ever after. It's all the other people who burned me. I went to a comm devoted to her and read this one story that made me physically ill it was so bad. I tried another, almost as bad. I tried a few more on a mailing list and they all just ruined her for me. But if you're writing her, I'm cool.

Since I do jedi_news, I actually read a lot of fic on LJ, even stuff that's not my scene, like Anakin/Padme and Obi-Wan het and suchlike. I do try to give everything a chance when looking for links, even Siri fic. I may not be a fair person when it comes to my personal reading habits, but I do my best to be fair when reccing stuff -- in fact, I go out of my way to find a variety when available. The problem is that RPS is a majority of the fandom production now, with Anakin/Obi-Wan a distant second. But it's completely not my fault if when I click on Siri fic links I usually get stuff like this:

"And then Sirri saw Obeywon, his eyes shinning with love as he swepped ehr into his arms and spunt her around. She lauffed and he cryed."

Typos included. *headdesk*

Hmm. I'm not sure. There has been a jump in Siri interest, so that might be why. That or maybe the summary appealed to them.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
"And then Sirri saw Obeywon, his eyes shinning with love as he swepped ehr into his arms and spunt her around. She lauffed and he cryed."

Blech. Yes, that's just OOC on too many levels to count, and it's not poor Siri's fault. In her death scene, I have Obi-Wan still thinking of her as "maddening" and "perfectionist," and quip that she's determined to die in the middle of lecturing him. It's more or less everyone around them who talks about the fact that they're obviously in love with each other, though they do admit to it--kind of--before she dies. They don't do anything about, and both of them basically do a Tevye/Golda thing: "It doesn't change a thing, but even so, after twenty-five years, it's nice to know...."
sep12 From: sep12 Date: July 11th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I recced you to some people who were looking for Remus fics. Maybe they fell in love with your stuff and are reading and reccing to others. Just like that old shampoo commercial... and so on...
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