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.
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.