[I was a bit late in deciding to do this, so another one might pop up later today (officially Day 2). I'm having a hard time seeing "Snowflake Challenge" without thinking of trolls who like to call anyone who disagrees with them a "special snowflake," but I suppose I'll get over it.]
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.- "Saruman's Housewarming Party"
Drabble series written in Sep-Oct, 2011, for the Tolkien_weekly LJ community's "Facial Expressions" challenge. Featuring Gandalf, Radagast, an avian OC, and a disgruntled (?) Saruman. This is notable for: being the first fic I posted online and completed; wizards, esp. Saruman, which are one group of characters I'm known (in the event that I'm known at all) for; generally establishing the semi-humorous tone I tend to use when I'm writing about the Istari interacting with each other.
Begun during the same era as the above in an attempt to write a short story (at the time, aside from those drabbles, I'd only ever written novels). Obviously that did not go as planned and it is still in progress...I swear I'll update it eventually!
In my 'verse, the being called Draugluin was originally a Maia. The tale chronicles how he ended up in his wolfish situation and what followed. Mairon does a lot of upstaging; Ancalagon and, er, someone who goes on to become one of the Ithryn Luin, put in significant appearances. Fairly dark, but the worst of the content warnings only apply to one specific chapter.
This is notable for: being the first fic I posted any of online; establishing a good deal of what occurs in my 'verse during the Years of the Trees; being my most typical work in terms of narration, mood, themes, devices, etc; the characters associated with Utumno and Angband, which are the other group I'm known (in the event that I'm known at all) for.
Short crack!fic written for Back to Middle-earth Month 2012, a time of much wondrous insanity, in response to a particular prompt on the "crack!pairings" bingo card. This spoofs a gossip magazine article, speculating about the breakup of...well, I'll leave that up to you to infer from the title, or to discover by reading. This is notable for: placing first in the "Favorite Crack!fic" category in the Many Paths to Tread archive's 2012 Tree and Flower Awards.