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2015 Resolution/Goals: 15 books, 60 movies/TV seasons, more selfies, one Femme Friday a month, actually submit at least one piece to at least one press
Status: Books and movies/TV shows = check!, more selfies = pretty good, Femme Friday = gave that up, submission = mrehhh but I guess for a loop hole, I wrote for publication at work!

2016 Resolution/Goals: Neutralize debt, move in with Liz, 15 non-work books.


Your main fandom of the year? I spent most of the year in a fandom blackout, but Degrassi was a solid contender. Then The Force Awakened.

Your favorite film you watched this year? Other than The Force Awakens, I really enjoyed all of the Tig Notaro.

Your favorite book read this year?
Traditional Media: Sharp Objects or The Year of the Flood
YA: Did not read much YA/Kidlit this year, but Moving Target beats Rose Under Fire.
Graphic Novel: the Princess Leia miniseries

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? Taylor Swift 1989, Hamilton for the back end

Your favorite tv show of the year? Steven Universe, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Degrassi

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? Steven Universe, Jessica Jones

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Orange is the New Black. Whatever momentum it had kind of deflated for me. True Detective.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year? Jessica Jones.

Your fandom girlfriend of the year? Star Wars.

Your biggest squee moment of the year? probably The Force Awakens. Or Steven Universe. Or Degrassi. Or Hamilton?

The most missed of your old fandoms? Watching early seasons of Degrassi with Liz is incredible and makes me wish there were any(?) adult fandom.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? THIS QUESTION IS A TRAP (...um, I'm gonna watch Into the Badlands with Liz in the new year?)

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? The 100, Degrassi, Steven Universe, falling back into Star Wars (and EU)


1. What did you do in 2015 that you'd never done before? Asked someone to marry me. Had a job I wished I could do all the time.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I did pretty well with media this year, considering I don't feel like I read/watched all that much. I think I'm done with resolutions as a sort of ideal. Goals are my new jam.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? A friend from college? (AKA no.)

4. Did anyone close to you die? No.

5. Which countries did you visit? My big trip was to Minneapolis, so.

6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015? ~money~ (always)

7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? Dates won't stick, but proposing to Liz was kind of a huge deal. And my job interview for my current job.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I got a raise after working a job for two months. Got another raise after six months. BOOM. Setting boundaries. Becoming more confident and sure.

9. What was your biggest failure? Writing has taken a big back seat this year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? I was pretty depressed all year, looking back. Nothing else major.

11. What was the best thing you bought? COLORING BOOKS. Or, I don't know, Liz's ring. :P

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? You guys are all pretty awesome.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? America. (the forever answer)

14. Where did most of your money go? Bills. (forever answer)

15. What were you really, really, really excited about? EVERYTHING! THE FUTURE! LIFE!

16. What song will always remind you of 2015? any Hamiltunes

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) Happier or sadder? I would say much happier.
b) Bigger or smaller? I've gained weight at this job.
c) Richer or poorer? Richer in theory.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Writing.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Stressin'

20. How will you be spending Christmas? In Iowa with Liz's family.

21. What was your favorite month of 2015? ???

22. Did you fall in love in 2015? Over and over again.

23. What was your favorite TV program? Steven Universe

24. How did you see in the New Year? I think I made a point of being asleep before midnight. Because I am amazing.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? Fuckboys? Nah, I already hated them.

26. What was the best book you read? See above.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Hamilton. Followed by Lera Lynn (one of the few amazing things to come from True Detective season 2), Broods, Purity RIng.

28. What did you want and get? A FIANCE OMG. An incredible Star Wars movie.

29. What did you want and not get? More security.

30. What was your favorite film of this year? [mutters] Star Wars.

31. What did you do on your birthday? Like, watched TV and stuff.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? MORE FEMSLASH. (forever answer)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2014? Dress casual, but less casual than I would ever assume. Leggings.

34. What kept you sane? Medication, counseling, friends, Liz.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Carrie Fisher, maybe?

36. What political issue stirred you the most? oh lordt.

37. Who did you miss? I'm pretty cool with not missing people.

38. Who was the best new person you met? work people, I guess

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015. Seriously, go back to counseling. Try it again.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. ??

Fic written in 2015
There are few enough that I'll link them individually here
She had a dream of windows opening and closing (Orphan Black, Gen, co-written with kensie_leigh)
And for many a time I have been in love (Star Wars Original Trilogy, Luke/Leia/Han, written for Holly Poly 2014)
You could be my blue ribbon winner (Parks & Recreation/Community, high school AU)
Tell me about your despair (Lost Girl, Bo/Lauren, remix drabble)
Ending one moment at a time (Spring Breakers, Candy/Brit, remix drabble)
and never stops--at all (Black Swan, Nina/Lily, written for rarelywritten 2015)
I must've been lying to myself anyway (Degrassi, Fiona/Holly J)
If you're still breathing you're the lucky ones (Roswell, Ava/Liz, for Every Woman 2015)
Most quiet need (Strange Empire, Mary/Robin, for Every Woman 2015)
Learn from the ones we hate the most (Gone Girl, gen)
You will answer to no one else but me (Hannibal, Alana/Margot)
Learning to Cope (oh, this is suicide remix) (Orphan Black, Beth/Alison, FemmeRemix 2015)
In Your Dreams (The Fly on the Wall Remix) (American Horror Story: Coven, Misty/Cordelia, FemmeRemix 2015)
A heart-shaped hole in my chest (Orphan Black, Helena/Sarah, for Inshipping 2015)
you might just find you get what you need (Bandits, Emma/Luna, for Femslash Exchange 2015)
"I'm bored with knitting, I'm taking up arson." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gina/Rosa, for Yuletide 2015)

Podfic recorded in 2015
One Day She Will Swim With Dophins by scioscribe (Community, gen)
She had a dream of windows opening and closing by aphrodite_mine and kensie_leigh (Orphan Black, gen)

Mixes compiled in 2015
oh, forget where you came from (Orphan Black, Beth, for Ace Beth Week 2015)
Color your cartography in dreams of me (Hannibal, Margot/Alana, for @endoftheshow's exchange)
Her bravery is mistaken for the thrashing in the lake (True Detective, Jordan/Ani, for @endoftheshow's exchange)

Vids made in 2015

That makes:
-- 16 fandoms represented
-- 21 new works, one co-written.
-- 13,922 words
-- 3 new-to-me fandoms
-- 8 ficathons/exchanges, and 2 special events
-- 16 femslash, 5 gen, 1 het, 0 slash, 3 incest, and 1 that included poly

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted? Quite a bit less. Though I did a decent amount of work on importing older works into AO3 and organizing myself.

What pairing/genre/fandom did you write that you would never have predicted in January? My Yuletide fic. Not so much the pairing/fandom but the kink. I also wouldn't have predicted American Horror Story, but that was a pinch.

What's your own favorite story of the year? Not the most popular, but the one that makes you happiest? HAPPIEST? A heart-shaped hole or You might just find. Canon-resolvey femslash.

Did you take any writing risks this year? What did you learn from them?  My only real risk was Yuletide. All of it was outside of my comfort zone, but it is the story I wanted to write. Even if the recip didn't exactly love it. Sorry not sorry?

Do you have any fanfic or profic goals for the New Year? I would like to write more in my job. As far as fanfic... just don't default on anything I sign up for.

From my past year of writing, what was ...
My best story A heart-shaped hole in my chest. Solid build up, solid dialogue. Quality A++++ THUMBS UP

My most popular You will answer to no one else but me. Because Marlana unexpectedly became canon and exploded!

Story of mine most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion MORE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE BANDITS OMG

Most fun story to write She had a dream of windows. That was probably the most spontaneous effort this year.

Sexiest story I don't know. Jesus christ. Don't ask me sex questions.

Most "Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story Yuletide.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters Maybe Learn from the ones?

Hardest story to write Learning to Cope, or Yuletide, maybe

Biggest disappointment I wish that And for many a time came out as epic as it is in my head. It gets close. I guess if that's my biggest disappointment, I'm doing okay.

Most unintentionally telling story I am not intentionally telling you that.

Date: 2015-12-31 03:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
28. What did you want and get? A FIANCE OMG. An incredible Star Wars movie.


Date: 2016-01-03 12:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] summerstorm
I want to get a therapist. It's always in the back of my mind but I don't even know how I'd go about finding one, affording one, orrr picking between RL and online (I'd love IRL but I don't know if I trust anyone in this town from the get-go, so we'd spend a lot of time/money getting past that if one was good). At least I have meditation now. It's nice.

"Because Marlana unexpectedly became canon and exploded!" Huh. I can't believe I never heard of this!


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