got one hundred kudos
in less than a week. I think that means that maybe people might like it.
I mean, obviously I already knew that 'happy slashfic involving a popular pairing (albeit it not the most popular pairing) in a fandom that exploded because of a movie' was a guarantee that some people would at least click on it. Even within those parameters, I have never had a story go over that big before. Ever. Not even Charm Offensive
, and I never thought I'd write something more popular than that.
(The next time I see someone complaining about the kudos button and how nobody writes feedback any more, I am going to have to try even harder to resist the urge to tell them about the good old days of mailing lists, when I was over the moon if I got six whole comments on one of my stories. Speaking of popular things, I was ecstatic when Ten Thousand Candles
I have never been so relieved to have people say nice things about something I wrote. (In addition to the hundred kudos, there have also been a bunch of lovely comments and I've seen some recs as well.) Because I
really like it and consider it one of my favourite things I've written, but I had no idea if it was actually good or if my inner fifteen-year-old fangirl ("THERE SHOULD BE MORE HAND-HOLDING!") was seriously impairing my judgement. More than a hundred people liking it is good enough for me, though.
I've never had quite that feeling about a story before. When I posted Happiness
and Ten Thousand Candles
and Charm Offensive
and, for that matter, Mackerel Skies
, I thought they were great and hoped other people would like them too. When I posted Masquerade
I hated it - it wasn't until I went back and reread it later that it became my favourite B5 story of mine. (Along with All Happy Families Are Alike
, because Vir and G'Kar making breakfast will never not make me smile.)