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Saw this from moreteadk and decided to take the test. I was averaging 97-98 wpm listening to Sarah McLachlan, but then my iTunes random hit Gym Class Heroes's "The Queen and I" and I hit my high of:

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Lesson: music that pumps you up also hypes up your fingers!

All my D/G people are following round 4 of dgficexchange, yes yes? Featuring layout by twinklepug, sign ups start in about a week!

So, also got a question for you: Which of your own fics/art are you most proud of? Follow-up: Which fic/art of yours do most readers like? Same fic, y/n? I was going to ask which one is your favorite, but that might not be the one you're most proud of :P (It isn't for me!) Feel free to link me!

I've been wondering this for a while. I have this theory that the one you're proud of isn't usually the one most people seem to like. Example: The Barest Hint of Lemon is the fic I'm still getting reviews for. But, for many reasons, it's not what I'd put up as my best work. It's not that I don't like it, it's just...not what I'm most proud of.

On a related note, without a doubt, my absolute WORST has to be this D/G I wrote in 2004 called "Love, Ginny." Oh my god. It was worse than some of the earlier BSB fics I wrote. Best thing ff.net ever did was wipe my account clean and destroy that fic. Except like a year later I found out streetscribbles saved it. And then her computer got wiped and I thought now it's truly gone. And then she told me she somehow recovered it. Love, Ginny: The Fic That Just Wouldn't Die. Morbid fascination compelled me to ask her to send me the fic, to see if it was as bad as I remembered. It was so much more than that, I cannot say. For a while, before she sent it to me, I was debating whether I should put it up as a "how far I've come" thing, but for the good of all, that thing will never be up for public viewing.

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jiayi
Jan. 7th, 2008 09:03 am (UTC)
I love the layout of dgficexchange; it's so pretty!

And that speed test... GAWRWAR!!! I see myself wasting tons of time at work on this now. XD

Lastly, aren't you glad we have Betty in our lives to remind us of all our mistakes? XD
applecede
Jan. 7th, 2008 10:12 am (UTC)
HI J! THANK you! twinklepug's art made it easy work :D

HAHA I know right?! It just EATS UP your time.

Also, I love your icon! Who is that? I thought it was Emma Watson...but it is not. Or is it?
jiayi
Jan. 7th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
twinklepug has been around for a while! She used to do art for Cassandra Claire's DT!! I'd recognize that style anywhere!

Hmm I think it's Emma Watson's face for sure. It might be a manip. After OotP, she's done so many photoshoots that I lost track.
applecede
Jan. 8th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
YEAAH! The first thing I ever saw of hers was this art of Draco and Harry for one of the Draco Trilogy epics, and it was just so bright and colorful it totally caught my eye.

Dude, people are SO GOOD at manips. There's that one of Draco in a dove gray/white suit, kind of in profile, and he looks SO GOOD in it :P
jiayi
Jan. 8th, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Actually! My first Twinkle fanart was the one of Ginny/Draco. It was all swirly and her hair was up in his face. :3

There's that one of Draco in a dove gray/white suit, kind of in profile, and he looks SO GOOD in it :P
HAHAHA, they always put poor Tommy F's head on some hot model's body (or Beckham's). But I'm still trying to figure out if my icon is a manip or not. The post that she's in looks like a Drew Barrrymore editorial in Vogue, but something's off about it.
applecede
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
YES I KNOW THAT ONE! I was already into D/G then and when I found out she did D/G fanart I was super excited :D I LOVE her Christmas D/G ones the best, either this or this one.

YEAH! And in the beginning, it would really trip me out because I'd go frantic trying to find the nonexistent photoshoot :D I think it's DEF Emma Watson, but I feel like if it weren't a manip and her own photoshoot, we might've seen other photos and fanarty stuff of it a lot more?
jiayi
Jan. 9th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
@#*(&)(@#&^&$#&*
I remember those!! SO EFFING PRETTY. Now I wanna a boyfriend to renact those fanarts. :'(

Hmm, when I get home, it's emma-watson.net I visit! VMARS HAT IS ON.
applecede
Jan. 9th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT! SO pretty. She really makes them feel like bf/gf. JEALOUS!

HAHA VMars, the updated version of Nancy Drew!