Hi all! It’s that time of year. Time to look back, reflect and remember, and then make plans for the next year. It’s been a great year for fan fiction; great new stories, new authors to discover, contests and favourite fic writers making the transition to the publishing world. Katie, Annie, Gina and I wanted to share our favourite complete stories and started emailing lists back and forth. Guess what? We need two posts! There was no narrowing down our absolute favourites so, up first, we have Katie with her top ten(ish) completed fics followed by WIP wishes for the new year – the fics she’s most looking forward to in the new year. I’ve added my two cents here and there. 😉
Katie is up, after the jump!
Katie: So here we are coming to the end of another year. I actually can’t believe I get to do this for you guys. Last year at this time, I was coming here to see what Deb and Annie’s favorites were, and now it’s my turn *giggle* This year still seemed different somehow. Maybe because of the final movie in the Twilight series? I don’t know. What I do know is I was very particular in what I read, and so when thinking about what would be my favorite completed stories of the year, it came easier for me than past years. I am going to list them in a Top 10 fashion with my most favorite of the year at the end. I am so excited to see what everyone else’s favorites were as well. Then I know for sure I didn’t miss anything good. *giggle*
An epic story that had me losing sleep just so I could keep reading.
Edward, a music composer, who needed someone to guide him toward happiness.
AJ’s story is one I’ve been reading since 2009 so it’s very special to me. These are the only AU stories on my list so that’s saying something. [Deb: Oh, the mad love I have for Bonne Foi. Top five EVER fic for me!]
I love this Edward so much. He overcame so much to be normal and happy with Bella. One of Savage’s stories always end up on my list, as a rule. [Deb: Annie and I have another Savage fic on our list next week 😉 ]
This is a Rob fan fic and honestly I hope he finds someone like Jen to love him. He deserves that kind of support and devotion.
Sunshine Edward *happy sigh* [deb: Blatant nepotism. I’ll allow it lol]
This story had me laughing and crying. Two friends who can no longer deny there is more between them. [Deb: Gah. GAH! GAAAAHHHH!!!! *coughmyfichusbandcough*]
I think I will miss reading about this Edward most of all. He’s my Sailor. As for WriteOnTime’s story it just needs to be published so the whole world can read it. [Deb: Love Ms GG!]
So glad I didn’t miss this one. It made me fall in love with fan fiction again. This Edward is so epically hot!
1. Hydraulic Level 5 by gondolier
No real explanation here. I will forever be grateful that the author finished it. It is truly the BEST thing written this year. If someone forced me to list my all-time favorite stories over the last four years, this one would be on the list for sure. Good news/bad news: It’s been pulled so she can work on getting it published so there is no link to read it write now. There is more information about that on gondolier’s fanfiction profile HERE.
As for WIPS Katie is looking forward to in the new year?
Fox Fire by Woodlily/A Garment of Brightness by miaokuancha
There you go! Katie’s favourites of 2012 and what she’ll be reading in 2013! We’ll have Annie’s list next week. 🙂
As a special treat, I’ve included all the banners Katie could find!