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I made this.

It probably won't get homepage play, but it's the biggest byline I've had there to date (the last one was a short Harry Potter gallery a long time ago; the "fangirl faves" gallery I did last year didn't have my name on it, nor have most of the other things I've written copy for.)

I kind of like that I did the whole thing from the ground up myself: Research and copy writing, pic selection and editing, gallery building, dropping it in the proper page shell, etc. The only thing anyone else did to it was the obligatory copy pass. Otherwise, it's all me.

The editor for this (the guy who runs the Parallel Universe side of things) liked this so much that he wants me to start doing more features for him (which may mean getting a bit of freelance work now and then even after my contract ends.) I think this may also catch some notice from the rest of the editors, and make them reconsider whether my skills are being wasted with just using me as nothing but a button monkey.

I don't know whether this will really be a breakout moment for me or not, but it does feel pretty good to have done it, and to know that at least several hundred thousand people (if not more) will probably read what I've written--with my name attached. Kind of funny to have spun my fanthinging into a career. :)
Date: 2010-12-31 03:51 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] fenchurche.livejournal.com
Great list!! I especially love that you included Toph because she rocks! (Pun not intended, okay, maybe a bit intended.)
Date: 2010-12-31 04:13 am (UTC)

From: [identity profile] van.livejournal.com
Awesome list and even more awesome backstory knowing you did it and it might just be the thing that launches your career further. Congrats! I hope it leads to even more awesome things.
Date: 2010-12-31 09:29 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] textualdeviance.livejournal.com
Thank you!

I also discovered today that it's getting placement on the entertainment home page (if not the main MSN HP) on Tuesday, so that's a bonus! :)
Date: 2010-12-31 03:21 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] miss-swamp.livejournal.com
Nice! Problem is, you can make my "to watch" list grow longer but I don't know how to stretch my days.
Date: 2010-12-31 09:28 pm (UTC)

From: [identity profile] textualdeviance.livejournal.com
I know a gal named Hermione who might be able to hook you up... ;)


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