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For the Fic Commentary Meme (still open if anyone wants me to talk a lot (or not) about a snippet of my fic), [personal profile] shyfoxling asked for commentary on Timey Wimey Antics, a found poem (of sorts), made from AO3 tags from the Doctor Who fandom back in 2013.

Timey Wimey Antics )

Also, I couldn't find my original of this, but I did find my Tag Wrangler found Tag poem. I'm not sure why it was abandoned & left unfinished; I probably was feeling stupid having made another terrible mistake while wrangling and buried it, but it is here. It is fairly accurate about tag-wrangling:

Please Teach Me How To tag )

*goes off to see if there are Spooks tags involving Ros and a fork*
lost_spook: (writing)
It's that time! Although other people seem to be doing a slightly different one, but that's the internet and memes for you; this one is my regular. Last year's results are here.

Guess which Yuletide fic ate all the kudos? )
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
An AO3 Meme I found going around, and I can rarely resist an AO3 meme. Mind, this one is going by the top tags in the sidebar, which tend to be more than a bit skewed, but hey...

Memery under cut )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Day 2: In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

1. I haven't really explored it properly yet, but [community profile] allbingo is new and looks really useful and fun - you can get bingo cards of your own any time, or use it as a place to still post from previous cards though the official bingo's expired.

2. [livejournal.com profile] fic_rush! It's a fic_rush weekend starting midnight GMT tonight, and how can I not mention it when answering this? Fic_rush is a 48 hour bid for galactic domination writing challenge, or more accurately support group. But it's very open, friendly, and it doesn't matter which fandom you're in (or none). If you ever need a place to set yourself targets, grumble about not writing/writing too much, claim icons/tv watching/laundry etc. etc. are totally writing achievements in some way and share some online fun and nonsense, fic_rush is a good place to be. And it's absolutely fine to turn up for five minutes to write five words, or to take part all weekend and finish your epic WIP. (Ninja penguins, alien fish, glowsticks, bonsai giraffes and writerly pasta are entirely optional.)

3. Bit predictable, but I can't do without Archive of Our Own these days. I like that I can post things for any fanworks and don't have to wait for anybody else to make the fandom/character/relationship tags, the way you can just click on the tags for browsing, the searchability, the nifty share feature, and the fact that it doesn't drive me crazy the way ff.net did, the one time I used it to post three fics. (It ate my scene breaks, it didn't cater to obscure fandoms and it was soooo fiddly to upload and I'm still not sure whether editing is possible. And now I don't have to care, thank goodness.) And I do very much like being a wrangler, so I'm biased of late, but I was in love already before I went that far. Also amusing tags are amusing. (I still think Teaspoon is the prettiest archive I've used, though. But it won't do for anything that's not Doctor Who, so... one needs an Archive of Our Own.)
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I was going to post about other things, but here, have a meme I prepared earlier (before it gets any more out of date) - ganked from various people:

I have 230 works on AO3. (I know, I know. In my defence, I put most of my drabbles on it individually, but it is frightening. How much?!)

So, this is a top ten tags meme (although given that I can see obviously incorrect counts in the relationship tags, possibly a really unreliable top ten tags meme).

Cut for the resulting statistics )
lost_spook: (spooks - ruth)
Meme, stolen from astrogirl2:

I have 217* works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 217 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like about it.

* No, I don't know how that happened. My drabbles are all posted separately, that's what's done it. Honest. 0_o *scared*

I was going to post other things that I was meant to be posting, but in the meantime, stuff happened that upset me more than it should have done so, meme. :-/
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The AO3 statistics meme is doing the rounds again, and it has, it turns out been a year since the last, so, here goes. (I made this post a few days ago, but I don't think any fic has dramatically changed its status in that time.)

Last year's results (though I only did hits that time). Also, don't laugh at me; I mainly write in really obscure fandoms. (That's my excuse.) Anyway, fic navel-gazing follows, because why not?

Top Ten by Hits )

Top Ten by Kudos )

Top Ten by Comments )
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Apart from the things I remembered I forgot anyway...

1. Another thing from the flist: I've been following [personal profile] wrangletangle's posts about AO3 tagging, looking at femslash/female-centric tags during February (via [community profile] halfamoon). Anyway, you might like to look at this post about the Women Being Awesome tag. It's canonical and can be used to filter works helpfully and it can be improved by more people using it (where relevant) and by adding individual "x is awesome" sub-tags. Once they've been used by three users, they're canonical.

So I added quite a few people where it seemed appropriate to me for my fic on AO3. And it does seem to me that if some of you had a moment to do the same, we could quite easily improve matters and make, say, "Leela is awesome" canonical (because she is, anyway). Or Romana, Martha, Liz, Barbara etc. etc. If you're wondering, when the post was made only five women had canonical "awesome" tags and none of them were from DW. You can also see who else I tagged there, too.

But, anyway, I realise I'm strange and like thinking about tags and things and also have the time to do such low-level things at the moment.

2. Not a thing I forgot, but in rl news, I went to see an ex-colleague at the library today about volunteering soon for an hour every fortnight (doing something not too taxing, I'm a great volunteer, ha). So that's good. We'll see how it goes, but it's definitely a Step Forward. \o/ (Also, she said at the end how much she and everyone missed both of us children's librarians now we're not around to spread glitter about the place. ♥) It's also just a tad ironic, really, isn't it? Never mind.
lost_spook: (dw - three and brig)
This wasn't any of the things I was supposed to be doing today, and now my brain is eaten by the effort (I'll return later to catch up with everyone, reply to comments etc.) But, anyway, I was really taken by this Avengers poem in AO3 free-form tags and, um, may just have ended up doing a similar thing for Doctor Who. I don't think I could go so far as to call it a poem. First thing I've ever posted where I stole every word in it, though. (Is that an achievement?)

Timey Wimey Antics (606 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: Time Agency romcom action adventure
idk i'm just kind of taking certain situations from Doctor Who

And the only conclusion I can draw is that Doctor/Master shippers love free-form tags more than the rest of us.

Quick note

4 Feb 2011 04:38 pm
lost_spook: (carry on Shorthouse writing)
... to say I finally got around to posting the [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking stories I wrote (or most of them) into the community's AO3 collection. So, apologies those of you who may suddenly find a note to say you've got a gift, and then it's only that!

If people want to know the links are under the cut - that share feature is very, very handy! (Two of these I have already posted to Teaspoon, of course.)

DW, Press Gang, Blake's 7 etc )

If anyone prefers not to have their stocking filler archived there, let me know & I'll delete it.


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