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BD month!

So, self-recs, how about them? :D

I'm reccing a story of mine that's not that well written, but it was *full* of enthusiasm. It's not that I've gotten so much better, it's that I realize now that a beta is a very good thing, plus I'm way less full of the belief that my prose is scintillating and needs little improvement. Still, it's one of my fav stories, and I'm going to tell you all about it!

Maropisa. I've talked about this story a lot because I really loved it—still love it. I started this story thinking, "Roxy, how can you fuck up Clark's life like, really, really bad?" Well, I fucked it up really, really bad. A lot of my Smallville stories involved ways to make Clark human—it's really hard to come up with an AU storyline for an invincible alien. (when I started writing Spn, I was so relieved! 'This is a snap!' I thought, and then promptly went out of my way to complicate things. ;D ) I did come up with a way to stopper Clark's powers, and away we went.

This story had everything: young tragic love, runaway teens, cross-dressing, prostitution, incest-vibe siblings, monsters, mutants, murders...*happy sigh* It was a ton of fun to write, I made myself cry in a few spots, freaked out the relatively innocent roxy of those days, but most importantly, I wrote myself into the story. YES!

Yes. Not only do I open the story, but I save the hero—twice. TWICE! I bet no one else here has done that. D :D :D

It felt good, too. I was all, why the hell not?

I think in those days, OCs were supposed to be bad because they ran the danger of being Mary-Sues, so I figured what the hell—screw Mary-Sue. I'm about to roxy-Sue the hell out of this. And I did.

Looking the story up on AO3, I found it's the longest story I've ever written, at 152,292 words. It has the second highest hits of all my Smallville stories, it has the second highest amounts of kudos…and I'm not really sure *why*, lol! Could be my tags—drug use, sibling incest, abuse—could be my quoting Maya Angelou as my story summary—

So, anyhoo, prostitute Clark, really cute dog, and *ME!* What else could a story need? Man, too bad you guys don't read Smallville, because that thing is one long pot-boiler of angst! :D I don't think anyone writes Clex like this anymore! All that whump and torture, and Lex to the rescue at the end. *siiiiiiiiiiigh…yaaaaaas*

Happy birthday month post, all good, no whining, yay!! ;D


Here's some of the art that this story inspired, from danceswithgary, lapetite_kiki and digitalwave.

Danceswithgary
no title

lapetite_kiki
The most beautiful Clark and Whit in the world

digitalwave
Mariposa cover

Comments

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rosy5000
Aug. 15th, 2016 04:51 am (UTC)
Feel free to rec yourself all you want, especially this one! Mariposa is both my favorite and least favorite SV story. Such an awesome story, but OMG just stomp on my heart why don't you! I keep telling myself I want to re-read it, but it never happens. One of these days, I swear I will though. Always loved how you fit yourself in too. *tears up at the red jacket*

For now, I just keep reading (This Title is) Coming Soon & I've Got Your Man. *G* Much MUCH happier stories. ♥
roxymissrose
Aug. 15th, 2016 05:02 am (UTC)
omg, almost all my SV stories are so *SAD*!!! So not like me at all! Well, except for those times I drape myself all over the scenery and sob into silk hankies....

edward gorey

But *mostly happy! :D :D :D

Red jacket, oh crap! Now I'm feeling kind of watery. Am I allowed to water up at my own stuff? ;)
tabaqui
Aug. 15th, 2016 06:38 am (UTC)
BWAHAHA!
roxymissrose
Aug. 15th, 2016 02:31 pm (UTC)
LOL! I knew you'd love it! :D
tabaqui
Aug. 15th, 2016 06:37 am (UTC)
Whoooooooo!
I think self-recs are good. I mean, of course you can go over the top and be snotty with them, but when you love a story, you want to share it! I have some stories I love, too, that may or may not get much attention, but....

They're in my heart a little closer than most others.
*smooches you*
roxymissrose
Aug. 15th, 2016 02:33 pm (UTC)
My favorite stories are some that got the least attention. I wrote two Domestic Winchesters, and the one I liked the most got the least interest. The one I wrote off the fly like, whateverman, folks loved. Weird what hits and what doesn't.

They're in my heart a little closer than most others.

This absolutely. ♥
priscel
Aug. 16th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
Ohhh, self-recs are fine. You do them tastefully & with style! You treat us with a trip to Smallville, one of my favorite most tearjerking stories you've written and I've had the pleasure of reading. *hugs* Yea, since reading stories like yours, danceswithgary, acampbell, and others I'm a little sad in not finding stories like that being posted any more. There were a few, with great starts but they kind of faded away.

lol I'm so jealous SpN stole you away, but those are two sexy bros. *hugs you s'more* Happy Birthday (early I know) to you and lucky us, for getting a chance to meet you through your love of writing-beautiful imagination!

Edited at 2016-08-16 02:40 pm (UTC)
roxymissrose
Aug. 16th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
*HUGSHUGSHUGS*

You have no idea how *happy* it makes me every time you pop up! ♥

I wish I could write more SV because I do miss those boys, but I just don't know what to say about them now. And I really think my style of SV just won't make it anymore. Most folks write het, it seems, and the Clex has faded away. The theme_clex_recscomm has gotten more active again and it's great to see and reread some old stories, remember friends that have moved on to other fandoms!

*hugs you again* Thank you for the birthday wish, and thanks for just being the nicest person ever! XXOO
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