happy ffwf!! what do you think is the most self-indulgent fic you've written? why? feel free to drop some promo below! (- thinkingisadangerouspastime)
Well, this one’s an easy answer! It’s most certainly summer blooms, one of my absolute favourite fics I’ve written, and something I really only wrote for myself (which is why it’s so amazing that so many others seem to love it too).
So, for those who don’t know, summer blooms is a modern reimagining of the canon journey Mai and Zuko go through. Essentially: childhood friends who begin to fall in love only to be separated, who later find each other again by chance. It’s quite emotional (and long, clocking in at 14k - my original word count estimate was somewhere in the realms of 6k, so you can see how indulgent this fic ended up being!)
I wrote it because firstly, I love maiko. They are, after all, my OTP. Quite honestly, any fic I get to write for these two is likely to be indulgent, as I just love getting to explore their relationship with my own ideas.
And secondly, I really liked the idea! Obviously, their actual canon is beautiful, if not a little limited at times because they’re not the main point of the show obviously. And I’d read all the pre-canon fics that were out there at the point of writing it and I loved those, but I wanted to see the whole journey, just reimagined to a modern au. To see how it might read out of canon; if I could make it as emotional as I imagined. So I wrote it, just so I could read it - very indulgent indeed, lol!
So yes, if you all haven’t read it and want to give it a go - it’s linked in this answer!
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