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Have been slowly working through the scads of YT fics downloaded to my Kindle. Here's the first batch of recs. :D

Imperial Radch, Sunshine (McKinley), Sunless Sea, Cthulu mythos, Discworld, Twin Peaks, Gladiator (music video), Fucked My Way Up to the Top (song), Guys and Dolls )

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I have a bunch of fics downloaded to put on my Kindle later, but I'm pretty much done with my pre-reveals reading, so have a final batch of recs.

Beauty and the Beast, The Dispossessed, Sunless Sea/Fallen London, Strange Empire, Sunshine (McKinley), Imperial Radch )

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My focus this Yuletide has been largely space stuff, stuff with lots of focus on female characters, or both, which informs most of this list. (I have been having the BEST time, too. I'm going to use this strategy every year.)

Dune, Jane the Virgin, Saga (Comics), Vorkosigan Saga )

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Apparently it is Rectober this month, and also the Yuletide letters post is up (signups opening tomorrow, I believe), so this seems like the perfect time to rec all of the gift fics I've received in past Yuletides.

Yuletide 2008
Three times Valancy said what she was thinking (and one time she didn't have to) (The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery, Valancy gen, 2k)
The very first exchange fic I ever received! My request was basically one of those "I'd love anything!" ones, but the result is just lovely, and so very much in the spirit of the book. I think the Valancy+Olive scene is the one that sticks most in my mind.

Yuletide 2009
Good Children (Spirited Away, Chihiro gen, 2.9k)
Exactly the day-in-the-life/worldbulding fic I wanted about Chihiro's life in the bathhouse. I have particularly fond memories of her further encounter with the Daikon spirit.

Eh By Gum (Wallace and Gromit, gen adventures, 5.3k)
Candy making caper with mandatory sneaky villain! The voices here are so good. There are so many great lines. I see there is more W&G fic on the archive now, but I think this was the first.

Yuletide 2010
The Time Comes (seaQuest DSV Krieg+Ford gen, 2.1k)
I think this was the third year in a row I'd requested seaQuest fic, and finally my ship came!. (Except not a ship, because it's gen. :D) This is set very much in and around one of my favorite episodes of S1, and captures some of the thoughts and motivations of one Ben Krieg (who reminds me a little of my current Brad Marchand headcanons, though that is neither here nor there).

Yuletide 2013
and now we are many places (FF, gen ensemble adventures, 2.9k)
A fic about a day out with the Future Foundation, featuring exactly as much mishap and joy as the comic itself provides. (Gosh, I loved this comic.)

Yuletide 2014
So Goddamned Beautiful (Saga, Alana/Marko, 4.6k)
AKA the Alana/Marko mpreg fic of my dreeeeeeams. I accidentally peeked at the tags for this ahead of time and freaked out, and then it met all of my expectations and more. The worldbuilding is perfect, the character voices are perfect, it's porny in all the right places. BEST.

A Tale of Two Thieves (Uncanny X-Force, Psylocke/Cluster, 2.3k)
A very sweet fic about two thieving mutant ladies coming to terms with themselves and each other. The only femslash I've ever gotten for YT; apparently it's inspired me to request a bunch more, judging by my letter this year!

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I am in such a weird indecisive place about Yuletide this year. Half of me is busily collecting possible requests and trying to figure out if I should make my requests around a theme (canon mpreg? SFF lit?), and the other half thinks maybe I'll just forego this year, or stick to treating someone. I've done plenty of exchanges this year and have two more coming up, and it's not like I have several YT things I really want. I honestly am not sure right now which way things will shake out.

In the meantime, a list of things I'm thinking about requesting:
* WNBA RPF (Ramu Tokashiki <3)
* Left Hand of Darkness
* Kraken - China Mieville
* Decoys (2004)
* Zerophilia (2005)
* Jupiter Ascending (I want more Jupiter/Kalique fic so bad)

Interestingly, no Saga on that list. That is because a) between YT last year and rarepairfest this year, I already got the two Saga fics of my DREEEAMS, and b) I'm not really feeling my previous Saga enthusiasm, due to current canon.

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my Yuletide

Jan. 2nd, 2015 05:38 pm
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So I wrote three fics for YT! Two Saga (I bet NO ONE saw that one coming, after the sudden and apparently unwarranted burst of Saga posting I did about two weeks ago...) and one for a little-known horror movie called Decoys

If Wishes Were Fishes, Saga, The Stalk/The Will, 4.6k
In which The Will and The Stalk partner up for a job on the steampunk planet. This was my main assignment for [tumblr.com profile] pinstripesuit, whose request was "The Will (finally) has a good day." At first I thought this was going to have to mean fluff, and I am TERRIBLE at writing fluff on purpose (or possibly I just hate the process), but then a friend commented on what a wide-open prompt that was, and I realized, oh, it kinda was. So instead we got this assassins-on-the-job thing, with costumes and banter and snark and shippiness and maybe some stealth feelings. (And no spoilers, btw; if you've read the first volume you're good.)

Meet-Cute, Saga, Klara/Barr, 1.3k
I was determined to write at least one Saga treat, and this turned out to be it, Klara and Barr's first meeting at that youth hostel at the Craters, although it's really more an excuse to write about Klara's mom and also a coffee plant that likes sex jokes.

I Dated a Tentacle Babe from Outer Space, Decoys, Roger/Constance, 7.4k
I discovered this movie via someone talking it up during noms, and I watched it on account of CANON XENO HET MPREG, for this ship that is absolutely adorable. And then I wrote a ton of words of fix-it fic that is possibly the least filtered my id has ever been. Which is to say, a lot of cute in the midst of weird and a lot of mpreg. (I'll probably work up a promo post for this movie, because it's not exactly GOOD but it's quirky and its treatment of certain things is unexpectedly complicated, and I want you all to watch it and then talk to me about it.)

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These are the last of them from me, probably.

Seraphina, Riddle-Master of Hed, Instrumentality of Mankind, Dixon's Girl (song), The Blue Castle )

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I hope to read and write up another batch before reveals, but here's what I have so far. Also, FYI for comics people [livejournal.com profile] comicstore_news has a massive links post of ALL the comic fic this YT.

Marvel comics, Saga, Jurassic Park, Nevewhere, Hanna, Himalayan Mountain Climber RPF )

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I got TWO YT gifts! My main gift, So Goddamned Beautiful (Saga, 4.6k words) is pretty much EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER DREAMED OF in Alana/Marko and more besides, with great character voices and insight and sexy vignettes and development of setting and EVERYTHING, and also it is mpreg. So it is pretty much the best ever, and if you like Saga, YOU ALSO SHOULD READ IT.

AND I got a treat, A Tale of Two Thieves, (Uncanny X-Force, 2.3k), which Betsy/Cluster after I'd just about given up on ever getting Betsy fic. It's a sweet fic that finds them finding each other again after the events in Humphries' run, even though Betsy is still trying to decide whether she wants to be found.

Recs of things not gifted by me probably coming tomorrow!

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No, YT signups aren't open yet. I posted because I thought there was a letters post happening, but it seems to be looking a little suspicious? Oh, well. In any case: my letter is all done! Ahead of schedule!

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YULETIDE. I thought I was excited last year, and yet somehow this year I am even more excited. Last year I comfortably found four things to request; this year I had to squeeze and squeeze before I managed to get my requests down to six.

I hope that you, dear author, are feeling similarly excited. I'm thrilled to have you writing something for me, and the fact that you offered one of these fandoms at all tells me that you have excellent taste. I'm so excited to read whatever it is you choose to write!

Also: personally, when I write for really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

So, on with the requests.

General likes / dislikes )

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Uncanny X-Force )

FF )

Saga )

RPF – Pittsburgh Penguins )

Kraken – China Mieville )

IT Crowd )

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It's been just a little over a year since I've done one of these, and I'm always fascinated by the results. Formatting snagged from [personal profile] selenak this time.

lists and discussion and stuff )

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My Yuletide

Jan. 1st, 2014 03:34 pm
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Yuletide authors are revealed. I see that fellow Marvel enthusiast and recent new friend [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10 wrote my lovely lovely FF fic. I was pretty sure you had, because a) you didn't comment on or kudos it, and b) the date was fairly early in mid-December. (I don't know why it took so long to appear on my "gifts" list - maybe the tag wranglers hadn't wrangled the fandom yet? IDK. You must have been so confused!)

I signed up for Yuletide this year because I wanted to write (and receive!) comics fic, and write it I did. I wrote four pieces, about 6k words total, for FF and Saga and had a delightful time. I will talk about them a bunch more individually later, but for now, links:

Pitching the Woo, FF, Scott/Darla, which was my pinch hit for [livejournal.com profile] tigrrrmilk
Microbe tours and VIP concert tickets are totally things friends do for each other. Right? (In which Darla and Scott spend a lot of time being oblivious to the nature of their relationship.)

Lying to a Lying Cat, Saga, Sophie and Lying Cat, my main gift for [personal profile] andraste
After what happened on the fruit planet, Sophie's not sure Lying Cat will ever be friends with her again. (spoilers for #16)

Not a Hound, Saga, The Will and Lying Cat, my treat/deleted scene for [personal profile] andraste
He pulled his heartbreaker out of its holster, and then considered further and brandished a knife with his other hand. Not that that’d help him much if it turned out the thing spit acid or was fixing to explode, but odds were he wouldn’t run into two biogenetic bombs in one month, right?

“Hey, dog,” he said.


Better in Blue, Saga, Alana/Marko, smutty language porn/actual porn treat for [personal profile] were_duck
Alana is still discovering all the ways she and Marko are different.

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Serious - Legally Blonde, Elle/Vivian
YOU GUYS. This is a fic about Elle Woods' journey of bisexual self-discovery, and it has wonderful female friendships, and adorable female romance, and some hot lesbian sex, and ELLE WOODS. It is practically perfect in every way; it makes me SO HAPPY. And if, like me, you haven't seen the movie in ages, it catches you up on the details just fine.

I think this one won Yuletide, you guys.

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I've just finished my first batch of Yuletide fics, which means it's time for some recs. Hopefully there will be another batch before reveals.

recs for Orphan Black, Asimov's Robot Series, and Heyer's Cotillion )

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So, Yuletide! I got the most wonderful fic written for FF, the Fraction/Allred comic: and now we are many places, a Scott-POV fic about one disastrous day at the Future Foundation. The Scott voice is wonderful, the kids are all wonderful (to read about, possibly not to be in charge of), Jennifer steals every scene she is in, there's sweet hints of Scott/Darla - it is absolutely perfect. If you know the comic, this is not to be missed.

(Also, based on circumstantial evidence I have a strong suspicion that I know who wrote it, but I shall say no more.)

I've been poking about in interesting fandoms, hopefully for the sake of compiling a recs list. Right now I'm knee-deep in Orphan Black fic. Will report back, of course. :) The full list of Yuletide fandoms is here, and the Madness (<1k words) fandoms are here. Go explore the goodies! I ended up writing three fics in the main collection and one in Madness; if you guess any of them, you win a virtual cookie. \o/

Meanwhile, if you're interested in comics specifically, the good folks at [livejournal.com profile] comicstore_news have helpfully compiled a complete list of comics-related Yuletide fic (excluding Madness fics).

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I quickfast edited this one last time on Friday October 18 - just the general likes/dislikes. I thought I had the whole weekend to fiddle before assignments went out!

First: If you have a story you've been wanting to write about any of these canons, I would love to read it. I talk a lot (a LOT) below about some of these comics, including lots of suggestions, but they are only meant to help get you started. Any story you've been itching to write for these characters, I would love to read.

Also, you definitely don't need to write all the characters listed for any of these canons. I've picked people I like to give you variety, but feel free to zoom in on just one or two.

Another thing: personally, when I write really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

And finally, I wrote a lot more about some of these canons than others, but I seriously will be thrilled with fic for any of them. I haven't done Yuletide for several years, and I signed up this year specifically because I've fallen in love with comics. Whatever you write for me, I will be excited about. :)

General Likes/Dislikes )

Uncanny X-Force )

FF (comic) )

Journey into Mystery )

Saga )

Thank you so very much for writing fic for me, dear author! I can't wait to read it. :)

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Nabbed from [personal profile] likeadeuce this time around, here are stats and more blathering than you care about.

table o' stats )

me blathering about the fics )

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Polysemy (3071 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Railsea - China Mieville, MIEVILLE China - Works
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Abacat Naphi/OFC
Characters: Abacat Naphi
Summary:

She stands on deck, weight shifting as natural as breathing with each nickitut nickitut of wheels on rails, & she shields her eyes with her hand – her natural one, made of meat not metal – & you ask, out of what stock does one begin to whittle Abacat Naphi?

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Finally, after years of wanting to write Miveille fic, this year I did: a treatfic about Captain Naphi from Mieville's newest, Railsea. Naphi is the (female) Captain Ahab figure in a novel that in the end does not look very much like Moby Dick. She's rather an enigma, in terms of motivation, and she is fabulous.

I ended up working in my fascination for the novel's concept of a "philosophy": a driving force, a motivating principle embodied by some particular, huge animal that one is trying to kill. In Naphi's case, it's the gargantuan pale mole Mocker-Jack, Mole of Many Meanings. This is not, it seems to me, so very much unlike the Church of God Kraken's worship in Kraken (another Mieville novel which I otherwise mostly disliked). It's got that same idea of attaching personal metaphysical significance to elements of nature.

The fic's also notable for being my first honest-to-goodness femslash, of Naphi/OFC, although the basic thrust of the fic is more character study than romance. (I notice that I tend to be very lady-centric for Yuletide; all of them have at least one significant woman, even if I had to invent her myself - I also tend to invent OCs for Yuletide - and most have no male characters at all.)

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A merry Christmas and joyful holiday season (or midwinter vacation) to all on my flist!

The Yuletide archive is open, and I've spent part of my morning reading delicious things. Ideally I will read a bunch more and make more recs before authors are revealed next week, but it's going to be a busy next few days for me, and I wanted to make sure to get these recs in.

recs for Downton Abbey, Revenge, and Sunshine (by Robin McKinley) )

Also, I did indeed finish a treatfic. I highly doubt anyone will ferret it out from among the 2700 other fics, but if you do guess, there's a ficlet in it for you. :)

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