An Exercise in Self-Critique 3

This is the third post in the series where I critique the beginnings of my own stories, written long ago, and try to make them better. Here are the first and second posts. Today I’ll look at one of my favorite flawed creations, The Candidate.

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Misfire Anon Story Collection at smehur.com

I am delighted to announce that you can now read Mass Effect fanfiction written by Misfire Anon, my dear friend and partner in crime, here on smehur.com.

Included is the complete collection of the titular Misfire Fills, the phenomenal slice-of-life ficlets that laid the foundations for our shared Saren/Nihlus verse and inspired many fans to take in interest in this rare pairing. If you’ve never read these, it’s a must! And if you have, this is a great opportunity to revisit them in a new and more reader-friendly environment.

I also wholeheartedly recommend reading (and rereading!) Misfire Anon’s longer works, among which The Other Beginning is my personal favorite, followed closely by Vertigo and Marked.

Misfire Anon has an account on FanFiction, where some of their stories are posted, and on Tumblr, where you can see some of their lovely art.

♥ ♥ ♥

Image: The Fight Never Ends, by Misfire Anon

Site Updates

Being short on actual content, this week I bring you an announcement of some long-postponed site updates. I updated:

  • The About page, with some almost personal information
  • The Gallery page, with some important credits and a note for artists who happen to find their art used here in a way they don’t approve of
  • The Fanfiction page, with content ratings
  • Such stories that have the MA rating, with content descriptors/warnings.

In other news, I managed to crawl out of the quagmire, I’m playing Mass Effect: Andromeda again, and Story by R. McKee is an excellent read.

Image: The Bubble Nebula, by Russell Croman