Meme question: is there a fic you wish you would never have written? Why? -Nonny Friend
— Anonymous

At some point in time, pretty much every fic becomes one I wish I’d never written.

Here’s the thing about writing for me. There is a place in every story I’ve written (not talking about the tiny little stories I throw up on Tumblr) where I actively loathe the story, where even looking at it just makes me want to crawl in a hole and wonder what the hell was I thinking? Did I really, really believe I could actually write this story and do it justice? Am I talented enough to get the crap that’s in my head and put it down on the page in a way that makes sense? And in those times where I just absolutely detest everything about a story, my brain tells me no, that’s not possible. I’m not talented enough, or it’s not worth it, or I just thought the story was going to be different and this wasn’t what I signed up for, and what’s even the point?

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11. Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you’re writing? What kind do you tend to write most?

Well, um, my usual genre is actually kind of light science fiction. I guess urban fantasy. Fates and W11 too place in universes where the Intersect exists, making it science fiction, but one was a conman story and one was a spy thriller. I’ve bounced around from historical fiction (not my bag), sports romance, romance, supernatural fiction, fantasy, so on and so forth. I like not being constrained by genre. When working on my book, I was like, is it this or is it that? I’m still baffled at what they picked.

19. When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

Right then. Or else it will grow and gain nasty pointed teeth and become a full fic. A tiny little bunny can (usually) be dusted by writing out a quick drabbly fic. I say usually because HELLO MRS. CUPID ARE YOU HAVING FUN?



That chapter has always been one of my faves. The fact that it tortured you for six months is bonus. Also, the curtains are organdy.

You want to dress Carina in a curtain?

Heee. Don’t ever let her hear you say that.

What, like the next time she randomly drops by, I’m going to ask her, ‘Hey, Carina, ever considered wearing curtains?’ Pass.

That chapter has always been one of my faves. The fact that it tortured you for six months is bonus. Also, the curtains are organdy.

You want to dress Carina in a curtain?

Didn't wingman cone before fates? Or did that just come out first?

Wingman is listed last on my ff-net profile because it hasn’t been updated the longest, but Fates definitely came first. :)

Something old, something new…


I just got an idea.  Let’s try this out, fellow fic peeps.  Post the following:

1) Something oldA blurb from one of the first fics you’ve ever written.

2) Something newA snippet from something you’re currently working on, or from the last thing you posted.

3) Something borrowed-  A scene or section of dialogue from another writer’s story.  Maybe something that inspired you or resonated with you. (Credit the writer and link to it if possible, please.)

4) Something blue- C’mon, you know you’ve written a really gut-wrenching bit of angst at some point.  Let’s hear the saddest or angstiest thing you’ve got.  Alternatively?  Tell us about the last time you described the color blue. 

Tag whoever you can think of and get to reblogging.  All fandoms/fanships welcome!

Something Old - This is from the first chapter I wrote of What Fates Impose, which is my first fic as Frea O’Scanlin. I have other names, but I’m not sharing anything Googlable. And I say first chapter I wrote, not the first chapter posted.

“What are we playing?”

“What respectable spies always play when bored.” Sarah rearranged her own cards. “Got any sevens?”

“You know what? I don’t. Go fish.”

Something New - The next chapter of Mrs. Cupid is kicking my ass because I tried to stray from my outline and my brain didn’t like that. But here, have a piece of it since I missed Sunday Six.

Three hours later, Oliver finished his last push-up, but since Felicity had her heels resting on his back, her feet crossed at the ankles, he stayed propped up.

“You make me feel like the laziest person on the planet, just so you know,” she said without looking away from the TV.

He smiled at the floor. “I’ll put the coffee table back in a minute.”

“You sure you don’t have another fifty push-ups in you first? Because I can hold onto this for another half hour or so.” She held up her glass of water.

Something Borrowed - Have I mentioned how much I love ne71 lately? Because I love ne71.

swalker218: Oh, be careful when you leave today. There are baby coyotes in the parking lot.

nrdhrdr01: Is that code?

nrdhrdr01: The penguins swim at dawn.

swalker218: The fire department caught one this morning.

nrdhrdr01: A penguin?

swalker218: No, a coyote.

nrdhrdr01: Did he have a big box with “Acme” stenciled on the side?

- Chuck vs. the Emoticon by ne71

Something Blue - Gah, I don’t really write deep down sad. And I don’t really describe colors much. This is from one of the saddest, to me, moments in What Fates Impose, which is when Chuck’s trust is broken into ten thousand little pieces. Uh, spoilers, by the way, if you’re looking to read Fates.

Some official language followed—Eyes Only, Top Secret, the usual bureaucratic bull crap—but Chuck’s eyes cut very quickly to the only important line of the memo.

Please note for the record that Walker, Officer Sarah, has been read into Project Lincoln operations, Level Echo and adjust her pay accordingly.

Chuck looked at the date.

17 October 2007.

Slowly, he put the gun down.

Let’s see, I will tag felicityremarkablesmoak, donotwasteacrumb, enigma731, sugarfey, intosnarkness, isjustprogress, shenshen77. Tagged by rosietwiggs! Thanks, Rosie!

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Random question- How did you come across your love of bunnies? :)
— Anonymous

what fates impose
february 18, 2010 - may 8, 2012

may 8, 1613 - forever probably she’s a french highlander idk

top 5 aus
— Anonymous
  1. Pirates, given that I’ve done pirates AUs for two different fandoms
  2. Olympics
  3. Spy AU in non-Spy fandoms
  4. Non-Spy AU in Spy Fandoms
  5. Butterfly Effect AU
In the next couple of centuries when the beginning of the 21st century's fanfiction is considered the height of literature, how do you want the paragraph about you in a text book to read?

Frea O’Scanlin, often considered the greatest enemy to all rabbit-kind, is best-known for What Fates Impose, the saga-length story penned under the duress of a poor economy and even poorer life decisions. Many consider her greatest contribution to fandom to actually be the fourth chapter of Mrs. Cupid (published 2014, copyrighted to Cadmus Enterprises, all rights reserved), in which Felicity and Sara trip and fall into a mud pit and start slinging mud balls at each other while rapidly losing clothing. Descendants of Miss O’Scanlin still gather on her birthday to hunt rabbits to drink Dr Pepper and tell incredibly bad puns.

….or I could give you the bio I sent to my editor earlier. it’s a tossup. ;)

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Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.










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To Resist Both Wind and Tide is four years old!

Read: ff-net | AO3.

What the hell? IT IS???

This was the first story I wrote on a bet. And thanks, Crumby! I didn’t even realize. Wow.

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