Lost in Translation

2016 Fanfic in Review

Here is my fanfic in review. Based on an old meme.

Total number of stories: 7

Total word count for this year: 90,000 k

Total word count for WIPs. None. I have one last gift-fic to write in the upcoming weeks.

The fic:

Title: Domino Effect
Fandoms: Hawaii Five-0
Characters: Danny Williams, Steve McGarrett, Chin Ho Kelly, Kono Kalakaua, Lou Grover
Summary:Steve didn’t have a choice; he had to run.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/5683684


Title:The Gift
Fandoms: Hawaii Five-0
Relationship : Danny Williams/Steve McGarrett
Summary: Danny and Steve would never be the same again. Coda to 6.25.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6969529


Title:Reluctant Allies (Or the Time Frank Had to Bring Home the Devil)
Fandom: Daredevil
Characters: Frank Castle and Matt Murdock
Word Count: 9k
Rating: R
Summary: Frank wasn’t surprised that he kept crossing paths with Red. It was inevitable that the two soldiers would run into each other in the same steel jungle.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6779629


Title: Shadowboxing
Fandoms: Daredevil and Captain America
Characters: Steve Rogers, Matt Murdock, James “Bucky” Barnes (Mentioned) Other Marvel Characters
Word Count: 45k
Rating: T
Summary: It doesn’t matter how many times you fall – what matters most is how many times you get back up. Steve Rogers knew this lesson far too well and it was one Matt Murdock had endured all his life. With both men at their lowest, could a chance friendship bring each of them to their feet again?

http://archiveofourown.org/works/8134879


Title: Sensorium
Fandoms: Daredevil a
Characters: Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Karen Page
Word Count: 11k
Rating: T
Summary: Matt tries to rebuild with those he pushed the furthest away.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/8722339


Title: A Warm Place
Fandoms: Hawaii Five-0
Characters: Danny Williams, Steve McGarrett, Chin Ho Kelly, Kono Kalakaua, Lou Grover
Word Count: 4k
Rating: T
Summary: Danny would rip the entire shipping yard apart with his bare hands in order to find Steve.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/8827132


Title: Kākou
Fandoms: Hawaii Five-0
Relationship : Danny Williams/Steve McGarrett
Word Count: 4k
Rating: T
Summary: This was a new beginning for the both of them.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/9068161




Favorite story this year: Shadowboxing. I spent the whole summer writing it and I loved how it all came together.

Most popular story this year: I’m not sure. The whole hits and reviews thing can be misleading depending if something has more than one chapter.

Based on hits for a one-shot: The Gift.
Based on reviews/bookmarks: Shadowboxing

Most underappreciated by the universe: N/A

Most fun story: Shadowboxing

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: Shadowboxing. I didn’t realize how much Steve and Matt had in common until I began writing them.

Hardest story to write: Sensorium. It took me forever to write because of the level of detail I wanted to immerse the reader into Matt’s world and his heightened level of senses.

Biggest disappointment: Reluctant Allies (Or the Time Frank Had to Bring Home the Devil). I know it was my first attempt at Daredevil, but I think I’d re-write whole chunks now because I feel like I’d have a better handle on Frank’s character.

Biggest surprise: Kākou. This was a gift-fic, so I was given the prompt, but I immensely lovely writing it. Such a thoughtful, heartbreaking idea that I felt turned into something pretty beautiful.

Most telling story: The Gift. I love Steve and Danny so much and this type of story is really in my wheelhouse.

Overall: It was nice to branch out into another fandom like Daredevil and further into cross-over territory with Captain America. But it was nice to bookend the year with H50.

Ambitions for next year: I’ve been tempted to dabble in Rogue One and Lethal Weapon, but I think I’ll stick with H50 and DD. I’ve been writing fanfic for a very long time and I always will. But I want to see what happens when I take the same time and energy into something of my own.So, I’ll work on a mix of both.
Lost in Translation

Fic Author's Self Recs

I got this in my inbox on Tumblr a few months ago, but I was in the middle of writing a long story and put it on the back-burner. So, I finally have the time to answer it properly!

Fic authors self rec! When you get this, reply with your favorite five fics that you've written, then pass on to at least five other writers (◠‿◠✿) (I’m not tagging own anyone since this is an old meme, but feel free to create one of your own!)


Fandom:H50
Title: Still the Rain
http://archiveofourown.org/works/898279
Relationship: Steve/Danny
Summary: Danny turned around until he faced Steve McGarrett, Danger Magnet. "Mountain cliffs; dinghies in the middle of the ocean; nightmare camping trips. You had to add a rainforest adventure during a monsoon to the list, didn't you?"
A/N: I love writing survival stories with a large dose of realism. Steve and Danny both get to utilize their skill sets and experience to survive a crash-landing during a monsoon. It had a nice combo of angst, humor, h/c, and romance.


Fandom: H50
Title: Beneath the Trident
http://archiveofourown.org/works/553601
Characters/Relationship: Steve/Danny
Summary: Steve and Danny go undercover to investigate the death of a SEAL before a sensitive joint Special Forces’ operation. With Steve as the SEALs' new team leader and Danny as the reporter assigned to shadow him, Danny finally gets to see the hidden depths of the real Lt. Commander McGarrett.
Set between 2.22 and 2.23.
A/N: This is my most popular story in the fandom. I love Danny getting an inside look at Steve’s military side while the two of them are undercover during SEAL Team training exercises. I adore writing from Danny’s POV and it gave me a chance to really explore both men in an interesting way.


Fandom: H50
Title: Distant Shores
http://archiveofourown.org/works/295770
Relationship: Steve/Danny with Chin Ho Kelly
Summary: WWII Pacific Theater based AU.
A/N: This is my favorite story in the fandom. It’s a slow burn relationship under the stress of war. I wanted to immerse the reader into the era and make them sweat in the heat, flinch at the bombs, and go on these intense missions with the guys.


Fandom: Daredevil and Captain America
Title: Shadowboxing
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8134879
Characters: Steve Rogers, Matt Murdock, Other Marvel Characters
Summary: It doesn’t matter how many times you fall – what matters most is how many times you get back up. Steve Rogers knew this lesson far too well and it was one Matt Murdock had endured all his life. With both men at their lowest, could a chance friendship bring each of them to their feet again?
A/N: This was my first real foray into the Marvel fandom so of course I wrote a crossover. Both Steve and Matt have more in common than many realize. It was fascinating to explore a slow burn friendship as both men come to terms about mistakes and struggle to find hope in their current lives. There are also conversations about boxing and legal analysis of the Accords.


Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Title: Red Sands
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5716741
Characters: John Sheppard, Ronon Dex
Summary: Stranded on a harsh, desolate world, John and Ronon learn that merely surviving is only half the fight.
A/N: This story took a year to write and edit. The friendship between John and Ronon was always my favorite and I wanted to strip everything away from them and put them through the grinder because that is what I like to do. This is a gritty survival story with a helping of world-building and my homage to some of my favorite Sci-fi things.
Lost in Translation

Daredevil & Captain America Fic: Shadowboxing

So, I woke up one morning with an idea. I’ll write a story about Steve Rogers meeting Matt Murdock and the two bond over boxing. Then it morphed into this giant character study exploring things post Captain America: Civil War and Daredevil Season Two. I’m not sure who might read such a crossover, but here it is! It’s written in a way where the reader doesn’t need to know too much about either fandom, so for the curious. Enjoy.

Title: Shadowboxing
Author: kristen999
Fandoms: Daredevil and Captain America
Characters: Steve Rogers, Matt Murdock, James “Bucky” Barnes (Mentioned) Other Marvel Characters
Word Count: 45k
Rating: T
Summary: It doesn’t matter how many times you fall – what matters most is how many times you get back up. Steve Rogers knew this lesson far too well and it was one Matt Murdock had endured all his life. With both men at their lowest, could a chance friendship bring each of them to their feet again?


Story on A03.