Don't let perfect be the enemy of good




Dragon Age, roleplay silliness, a smattering of ASOIF and whatever else strikes my fancy.
Self-Promotion EXTRAVAGANZA!

barbeauxbot:

thessalian:

Most of us here are active in fandom. We write, we draw, we gif, we screencap, we mod, we liveblog, we create. We share the joy every way we know how. We also rain praise on the works of others - and it’s well-deserved, because there is so. Much. Awesome out there.

But we neglect our own awesome. Maybe it’s modesty, maybe it’s low self-esteem, maybe it’s just how we were raised, but so many of us are reluctant to put ourselves forward and admit that we are ridiculously awesome, as a certain attractive Antivan elf is wont to say. And we’re all proud of something, more so than any other. A fic, a drawing, a piece of dialogue, a liveblog post, a gif we made, a character we’ve shared with others … doesn’t matter what; there’s something we love.

So here’s my challenge to you all - show us what you’re proudest of. Stand up with that one thing you love the best. Fic, ficlet, dialogue snippet, essay, character, fanart, anything you’ve made that you love, show it. And tell us why. You love it; I want to love it too.

I’ll even start. I’m proudest of a ficlet I wrote as a prompt for @skiesovergideon - the last thoughts of a female mage Warden (Surana, in my case, but I never specified) before slaying the archdemon, without the Dark Ritual being performed. I liked the simplicity of it, the first-person narrative, the sense of wistful joy and somehow unregretful regret in it. I’ve written a lot of things I love, but that one, I think, touches me most.

Your turn!

I think my favorite pieces of writing would have to be So Blind in the Sun. I think it’s the most well-composed, tightly-written thing I’ve produced. And the art by AshStain suits it so beautifully. And then there’s the fic that I submitted to the creative writing challenge, As We Are. I was really proud of it when I sent it in and felt even better when I placed. It was just nice to get that bit of recognition. 

I haven’t really finished or posted a lot of the stuff I’ve started, but I have a couple one shots that I really like. One of my favorites is Blood Stains because I got away from bogging myself down in too much description. It’s short, but it said what I wanted it to say. The other one I like is my recent Valentine Bela/Cullen piece The Naughty Smuggler. I’m finding I really like writing humor, and that piece reminded me and came together far better than I expected.


  1. rprambles reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    Suddenly I’m very nervous. Here we go. For Dragon Age, this little thing over here that I wrote for one of the DA In A...
  2. thedivinemissema reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I think I am going to do a masterpost on Wednesday or Thursday, but I wanted to share Allyse Shepard, Space Cadet series...
  3. decertatio reblogged this from middlemarching and added:
    This picture here. I spent so many hours on this and I’ve always been proud of what I made.
  4. foxybcosplay reblogged this from middlemarching and added:
    Funny thing, Lizzi. When I read that fic there was also pathetic, open weeping over my keyboard (plus a little wailing...
  5. soiscrewedmycompanions reblogged this from solitae and added:
    Good googles. I’m not sure which I’m the most proud of. Probably as far as pictures go, I love my charcoal work for...
  6. solitae reblogged this from barbeauxbot and added:
    I haven’t really finished or posted a lot of the stuff I’ve started, but I have a couple one shots that I really like....
  7. coppermarigolds reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    Signal boost!
  8. rjestudio reblogged this from hobovampire and added:
    Welp I can’t really access my PB or Y!Gallery so I might reblog more things I’m proud of later but for right now, here’s...
  9. cypheroftyr reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I’m proud of the Of Wolves and Ravens series of fics that grew out of one kink meme fill. Ranges from funny, smutty, a...
  10. tarysande reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I’m proudest of something that doesn’t have a title yet, and that isn’t and may never be posted. (Well, it may be...
  11. middlemarching reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I’ve made only one real contribution to the Dragon Age fandom, and it was this fic I wrote back in March and April of...
  12. iapetusneume reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    Delivery is what I would consider both my best work as well as the one I’m the most proud of. It’s the only piece I look...
  13. hobovampire reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    THis truly is hard. :C Because I’m such a way that I will love it at first…and then I just don’t…let me look through my...
  14. janiemcpants reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    It’s so hard to choose! If I had to pick one thing to be proudest of, it would have to be Queen of the Eastern Seas, my...
  15. aithne reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I pretty much love everything in my Old Roads series, but I think my favorite standalone from the series is Imperfect...
  16. cherith reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I am horrible at this. When I write things and I finish them, I tend to think they’re great, and post them and for a few...
  17. tempus-teapot reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I’ll give a short and oddly simple answer. The one DA story that I always end up thinking of when I think of something...
  18. defira85 reblogged this from serindrana and added:
    Interesting idea, because all of my babies mean different things to me. I have the one that was the most fun to write,...
  19. maybethings reblogged this from serindrana and added:
    It’s so hard just picking one. I may have to cheat a little. People seem to really like Sand, Stone and Silver, and so...
  20. bonwor reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    WOW THIS GOT LONG I’M SORRY IGNORE ME Uhm. UH. UWAH I’M NOT GOOD AT THIS BUT HERE GOES NOTHING???? I don’t...
  21. miliat reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I offer up these. I know it’s more than one but I couldn’t choose. I have a hard time choosing anything, and once I do I...
  22. ashstoner reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I’m proud of a lot of things in my Dragon Age fandom. Not only has it help me create more rounded and believable...
  23. lifeofkj reblogged this from barbeauxbot and added:
    Ever, or recently? Recently, the work I’m proudest of is probably F is for Fermata, one of the stories in my mage Hawke...
  24. inyri reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    It’s a little like asking a mother which of her children she favors… but I suppose I’d pick my Mass Effect story...
  25. serindrana reblogged this from sehnsuchttraum and added:
    Okay, weird answer first: Everything I’ve written. That isn’t to say that I think everything I’ve written is amazing....
  26. barbeauxbot reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    I think my favorite pieces of writing would have to be So Blind in the Sun. I think it’s the most well-composed,...
  27. sehnsuchttraum reblogged this from thessalian and added:
    THIS^ I’m pretty pleased with the drabble I wrote today, which is, incidentally, the only DA fanfic I have released into...
  28. skiesovergideon said: GO TO BED.
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