I have gotten to a stage where I honestly don't care if people review my fics. Isn't that amazing? As long as a few of my friends who I know will enjoy it reviews, I don't give a shit about anyone else. My four latest fics haven't gotten that many reviews, and it honestly doesn't bother me. I am so pleased with the result and I had so much fun writing them, and I know that they are original and not like anything else out there, and that's all I need.
I am slightly puzzled at this, because I've always been a review-whore at heart. But this is a very nice feeling. I feel more calm, and I write a fic because I
want to write it. And I'm finally writing the fics I want to write and I'm not second guessing anything. It's an amazing feeling. And I'm totally blaming the Three Sentence Fic-A-Thon! That was the most brilliant idea I've ever had.
On the subject of my newest fic; All Manner of Things (Shall Be Well)
: I got an anonymous review over at ffnet. It was a nice review but she asked a question and I really wish I had a way to answer her.
(I say her because I always default to she in fandom. Rule 30 of the internet rules says: There's no girls on the internet. I'd like there to be a Rule 30b: There are no men in fandom.)
She asked and I quote: It was well written and I enjoyed it! =)
I'm just sort of wondering why Edmund-- or er, Edlyn - was a girl..? haha I
think the story could have worked perfectly well with him staying as a boy.
But not like it really matters, great piece as usual!
Now that's a fair enough question and I really wish she'd left contact information so I could answer her. My answer would have been this:
The reason Edmund wasn't a boy in this was because I wanted to explore what would be different if he was a girl. That's the whole point of genderbend, exploring how a character would be different had he grown up a girl.
Take Edlyn; The fact that she grew up a girl made her closer to Lucy. Edmund fought with Peter, while Edlyn fought mostly with Lucy. Edlyn needed to prove herself to Peter, to prove that she was just as good as any boy. While growing up Edlyn felt a bit ignored being the middle sister. Edlyn is more darker than Edmund, she embraced the shadows and the spy work easier than Edmund. I enjoy exploring the differences.
Also because I LIKE writing genderfucked characters. So there!