karanguni: hooray for the googly eyed (YAMATO banzai)
It was a pretty productive yuletide! I wrote some longish, weirdo things that I'm really quite happy with - not everyone's cup of tea, but I had a lot of fun stretching as a writer this year. Also, my fandoms are Obvious McObvious.

Iain M. Banks - The Culture

WHY DO I EVEN PRETEND TO ANON, I DON'T KNOW.

Ever-Everland (8843 words, M for asphyxiation)
Reverse soulbond mindfuckery non-Special Circumstances life-romping. Er, I never said I was good at summaries.

Heike Monogatari/Tale of Heike

As Above, So Below (6583 words)
The Genpei War (or, er, a little bit of it, and, er, not actually the war itself) in space. That's right. Because one must always read bungo in order to punt characters into stellar conflict. (On that note, I'm amazed my own DW already has a tag "classics in space.")

Vorkosigan Saga

High Fidelity (3070 words)
Simon and Aral clue each other in about Jole.

昭和元禄落語心中 | Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

A country with no mirrors (3601 words, E for intercrural adventures)
Kikuhiko lets Sukeroku get to him. Or: what happens when K is allowed to translate anything, ever.

Cheese

and then the cracky gouda answer questions - written with Fram, Kat and Tana - that is just... IDEK man. Cheese. Cheesey?
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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Tools of the Trade (9095 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 昭和元禄落語心中 | Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Anime)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Yotaro/Konatsu
Characters: Konatsu (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu), Yotarou (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu), Kikuhiko | Yuurakutei Yakumo, Yuurakutei Sukeroku, Miyokichi (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Supernatural Elements, Alternate Universe - Theatre, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Background Kiku/Miyo/Suke OT3, Misses Clause Challenge, Yuletide Treat
Summary: All they needed was a prop for the show. But sometimes, those old tools can seem to have a life of their own.

So here's 9K of something far different from the heart-string-ripping of the anime: it's a mundane/supernatural AU in the best of ways. Yotaro is a wonder, and Konatsu both practical and heartfelt. 

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Than Dreamt of in Your Philosophy (1775 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin
Additional Tags: Crueltide, Supernatural Elements, Lovecraftian
Summary: Stephen could not even have said what woke him, after - he only knew that something had called him and he had gone, up to the deck, barely decent.

So, Lovecraftian/weird fiction has been a sleeper runaway this year for the stuff I've read, and this here. My god. The mystery of the seas combined with just perfect, perfect back-forth dialogue between Stephen and Jack. Subtle and perfect and bless the Tom Pullings cameo. Bless this whole fic, really.

Tang Dynasty RPF

A Change of Season (3456 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Táng Cháo | Tang Dynasty RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Shàngguān Wǎnér/Wǔ Zétiān
Characters: Shàngguān Wǎnér, Wǔ Zétiān
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge, Chromatic Source, Chromatic Yuletide, Palace Intrigue, strong women of history, corridors of power, Poetry, Love Poems, Mentor/Protégé
Summary: Shangguan Wan-er could think of no reason for the Empress to summon a palace slave to her presence. No good reason. It would be the first meeting of two of the most powerful women of Chinese history.

Hngngngngngn I'm not even halfway through the historical RPF this year but this one is just. It's Wu Zetian, for one. And has poetry, and court politics.

HP Lovecraft

The Long Summoning (2410 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:Time isn't real. There is only what you need, and what it costs.

I think I said in my AO3 bookmark, "holy crap this is good." Holy *crap*, this is good. 

Batman vs. Superman

Precision (4197 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lex Luthor/Bruce Wayne
Characters: Clark Kent
Summary: Precision. Like a knife sliding through flesh and muscle, avoiding bone and striking a beating heart.

If I chant "this is the Lex/Bruce I have waited a lifetime for" three times in the mirror, will I get more fic?
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I was given a sheer embarrassment of riches this year! Not one but THREE main collection fics, and then another amazing piece in Madness. For the Vorkosigan Aral-Jole-Simon folks out there:

My main gift was A Winding Walk (2936 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Simon Illyan/Aral Vorkosigan
Characters: Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Breathplay, Dubious Consent, Mentions of Cordelia Naismith, Mentions of Ges Vorrutyer, Book: Shards of Honor
Summary:Simon didn't deliberately drop in on Aral Vorkosigan while the latter was drunk.

Besides the kink (ALL THE KINK), it's got Simon triaging Aral before Cordelia comes back to kick ass. Self-destructive Barrayaran-ness is a given.

Then there're my treats:

Only Memories Mine (1750 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Oliver Jole/Aral Vorkosigan, Simon Illyan & Aral Vorkosigan
Characters: Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan, Oliver Jole
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Time Period: Vorkosigan Regency, Bitterness, Exhibitionism, Aral jerking Simon's chain
Summary: Aral gives Simon enough material to oust him with.

This here is Aral giving Simon plenty to... work with. If you were wondering what Cordelia meant by Simon being in a bit of a tizz when he found out about Jole, this fic presents a wonderful reason why.

Then there's the magnificently cracky and yet poignant Never Getting Back Together (Like, Ever). (1444 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aral Vorkosigan/Ges Vorrutyer
Characters: Aral Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: 2016 Yuletide, Yuletide Treat, Crack, Epistolary, I'm Sorry, Captain Awkward, The Bad Advisor, Advice Columns, Darth Vader Ex, Canon-Compliant, mentions of canon-typical violence
Summary: My dear Captain, I need some scripts for dealing with my Darth Vader ex, who happens to be the brother of my ex-wife.

I'm not even going to try to summarise this guy. Just go read it.

they're changing guard at Buckingham Palace (Christopher Robin went down with Alice) (327 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Simon Illyan/Aral Vorkosigan/Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Oliver Jole/Aral Vorkosigan/Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Characters: Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Polyamory
Summary: It was not possible for a man to stop loving Aral Vorkosigan.

This is Simon on the sane side of Providing Good Bad Ideas - another twist on Jole, and a great one.
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TIME TO WRITE A LOT OF WORDS
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Dear author,

You got me! I hope you'll have a fun Yuletide, so if you've got an idea that you really want to run with - write it! Everything in this letter is just a suggestion; optional details are optional and I am an omnivorous reader who doesn't really have squicks and I'm excited to read whatever it is you come up with. :)

The hyper long version here: Vorkosigan Saga, The Culture, The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu )
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Late to the party, once more. These days I don't even know where the party is, or who was invited, or if the party even exists...

Assignments:

Import/Export (4757 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Culture - Iain M. Banks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cheradenine Zakalwe
Additional Tags: random guest appearances
Summary:

It's a fucking corn field, he realised. They put me in the middle of a fucking corn field.



Rearranging The Backroom Closet (9038 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eric McNally/Sam Miller
Characters: Eric McNally, Sam Miller
Additional Tags: random guest appearances, sorry NHL
Summary:

'How do you not know anything about the Leafs?' Eric blinks, shocked straight back into justified incredulity. 'You live in Toronto! You're actually Canadian!'



Both were way too much fun to write, and both would have been way longer if I hadn't had the planning capabilities of a dumb slug and the immune system of a weak child.

Treats:

I am no a/b/o writer, and yet...

Decanted, Slowly (1893 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Aral Vorkosigan/Ges Vorrutyer, Aral Vorkosigan/Aral Vorkosigan's First Wife
Characters: Aral Vorkosigan, Aral Vorkosigan's First Wife, Ges Vorrutyer
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics
Summary:

He wrote Giana, perhaps to spite his father or to mollify himself. Letters about the emptiness of space and other claptrap; when he could bring himself to, he also included a spare drawing or too. Most of it was of military ordinance, because I'm in want of better subjects.

Ges wrote him, like a self-refreshing wound; chipper stories about his Academy days, and then darker ones about the alphas his father was shopping him to and the way they smelled, each scent dissected into notes as though Ges were decanting fine wines.



Sorry, Q.

Beam Me Up (2679 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Culture - Iain M. Banks, James Bond (Craig movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Q (Bond - Craig movies), Cheradenine Zakalwe, Diziet Sma
Additional Tags: random guest appearances, Crossover
Summary:

'It's a DB 10,' Q agreed, going absent-minded again the way he did, Zakalwe noticed, when the work was more interesting than the people. 'Besides all of the regulars, it's got rockets and a flamethrower and a boot full of caltrops. Speaking,' Q looked up, 'in layman's terms, obviously.'



Meanwhile, in Illyan land...

Orbit (2514 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Aral Vorkosigan, Simon Illyan, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Summary:

Cordelia put one finger on the far edge of his plate and nudged it closer towards him. 'For all love, Simon,' she said, with accusingly gentle tones. 'Is ImpSec so poorly paid that we could ransom your honour with one warm meal?'






All in all, I wanted to write 5 things, and I wanted to write at least 15K, and I managed both! Somehow! Magically. With a lot of stress, because work sort of blew up and then I was exhausted on those plane flights home and then got rolled over by a well-timed and ill-met visit by some wandering norovirus.

I'm really sort of eyebrow-fuzzling at myself about what I want to do for yuletide 2016 - this year was kind of meh for me on the reading front, but it's also the only fandom activity I do anymore, and I really A+ enjoy the writing. On the other hand, I think it's going to push me to pick up a few more canons that I've had on the backburner, so... \o/?

If anyone has any canons they'd like to throw my way, I'd super appreciate any pimping of any kind.

Now to try and wrangle some energy up for fandom_stocking...
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By some MAGICAL FAIRY I have been gifted SIMON ILLYAN PORN, that's right, Simon Illyan porn with BREATHPLAY and POWER DYNAMICS and AGE GAPS and REAL FUCKED UP LOYALTY THINGS. This is my laundry list of porn likes and somehow my author went and slowly ticked each one off. !!!! So: Vorkosigan Saga - The Hand that Takes

Chess (Board game) - the ultimate test of cerebral fitness

WHERE DO I BEGIN. One: it is in log/diary format, which I am an absolute sucker for in the first point and which is absolutely fitting if you think about it in the second. Two: it is hilarious and poignant in equal part. Three: it is, if something you haven't read yet, something you should go read. Go!

Breakfast with Scot - Figuring It Out

FEELINGS. I HAVE SO MANY SAM FEELINGS. I HAVE SO MANY ERIC FEELINGS, AND SCOT FEELINGS, and feelings in general. Great character insight, and packed into fewer words than you'd expect for something with these many... feelings (I have lost all vocabulary, sorry).

Sam knew that Eric didn’t do subtlety. Eric liked to be told what to do. Preferably in a raised tone of voice, with lots of pointing at diagrams on a whiteboard. That was just the way his brain had been wired since adolescence. Take your shoes off. Throw dirty clothes in the laundry basket. Don’t drink the pear soda. And don’t leave any stray hairs in the soap, thank you very much.


L'Engel - Austin & Murry-O'Keef Families - & in this world of/ yes

Truth be told, I haven't read my L'Engel canon in years, but here we have something that captures the true heart of it: and that, for me, was always what L'Engel did best and brightest: heart, and faith, and science all intermingled. Great tone, great clean writing.

History Boys - The Only Education Worth Having

Scripps! Scripps! Self-aware but still bulldozing-forward Dakin! Posner recognised for his capabilities! Reflection, introspection, questions, resolutions, more questions. I'm out of nouns, but this is just... bittersweet and true to life and true to canon and wonderful all over.
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HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS, IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR.

I got the very wonderful Ivan, By, and Illyan which, in case the title isn't indicative, is a Vorkosigan fic that delves quite happily into the little ImpSec-y warrenholes that connect those three. Go have a gander!

In other recs:

The Martian - We Could All Use A Little Change

Okay, there's going to be a weird amount of a/b/o in this recs list, but bear with me in this first one, because this is not the a/b/o you thought you were going to read. This is a/b/o FOR SCIENCE, this is a/b/o in the solitary vacuum (sort of) of space, this is Mark Watney TALKING TO HIMSELF through heat suppressants and itching and a serious aversion to potatoes. This is on-point, in-character, out-of-your-world voice greatness, and even if you know NOTHING ABOUT THE MARTIAN, take a dive into this one for some seriously awesome genre-savvy hilarigood times. A+ CANNOT RECOMMEND MORE.

Vorkosigan Saga - Vorkosigan's Viper

No seriously. I don't normally like a/b/o. But here we have an initially cracky Ges Vorrutyer who starts off as Aral Vorkosigan's omega and ends up cutting people down in fine canon form. Wonder what might've happened if Ges ever took a walk on the slightly less politically fucked up side? Then give this one some of your day, because it straddles the wonderfully uncanny valley of what-if and dumps into "why not?" AU land, and yes yes yes. Some of the best Ges and Aral, I think.

Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) - i give myself up to this shining place

This is such a hard damned fandom to write for, not just because of the mishmash of historicity, literary everything, and magical realism, but because to get the Ghibli pastiche down right in Miyazaki's final work is just staggeringly intimidating. This fic stands up to all of that, gives Naoko a wonderful dreamscape of her own, and is just a great tone-poem of a tribute.
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HOW IS IT ALREADY 2015. And look, this year I'm not writing at the very ass-end of signups, either.

Letter )

As always, optional details are totally optional. If you've got a great idea - write it. AU? Go nuts. Crossover? Take it and run with it. I'd much rather read something you enjoyed writing than have put you through a wringer this Yuletide. :)
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It was a tough year, but I eked out three things:

Who Needs (1686 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Batman Beyond
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Terry McGinnis
Summary:

'Is it leprechauns?' he asks Bruce out of the blue one cold December morning as they sit together, huddled over the console in the Cave and eating some nutritious slop of a supper.



All Public Duties (1862 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Simon Illyan, Aral Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Alcohol, Barrayarans being Barrayaran, Conflicting Loyalties, self-destructive behaviour, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

'ImpMil is on its way, my lord,' Simon replied evenly. 'Ten minutes at the outset.' He didn't add, It's a miracle you're not scraping the both of us off the surface of some rock, and you ought to be grateful.



Regression To Mean (2811 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Culture - Iain M. Banks
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: GOU Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Population Dynamics, Ship Avatars, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

x PS Falling Outside the Normal Moral Constraints
o Eccentric GCU Flagrant Suggestion
You had to fill in an application?

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I am going to make a single post for a single rec for a fandom (?) that I know close to nothing about because it was just that damned good:

Αἱ ἡμεραι ὑπο κυνα ἐτελευτησαν, or: Exercise 66 (6090 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Greek Prose Composition - M. A. North & A. E. Hillard
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Summary:

ὠ παλαι, ὠ παλαι
ἐν τινι κοσμω ἐκτοπωτατω...

(story in English. Excuse the lack of iota subscripts above.)



So, you know nothing much about the classics (or you know a lot; even better), but you want a good romp, some excellent writing, a taste of space opera, a shot of great character voice, all of it contained in less than a million words. Then you want to go read this.

--- [edit: I tell a lie; here's another]

First Steps (11207 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Culture - Iain M. Banks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: GOU Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints, Lededje Y'breq, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s), Original Non-Human Character(s)
Additional Tags: Minds (Culture), Drones (Culture), Crimes & Criminals, Childhood, Artificial Intelligence, Surface Detail, Cameos, Meet the Family, Special Circumstances
Summary:

"Did I design you a warship or a party clown, child?"



Amazingly well done piece on Demeisen and Led; great character voices; great OCs; like a little slice of Banks. It’s almost impossible to write good Culture fic without a million words, or with a million words too many: this one cuts it right down the centre with meatiness of content and economy in a world where space-operas can sprawl for untold pages. It’s poignant and smart and clever as can be, and if you’ve read Surface Detail at all you’re missing out not reading this.
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Vorkosigan Saga

The Hollow Men. – My lovely gift! A wonderful introspective Simon fic, in which Simon reflects upon the chip, himself, and even bumps into an early Aral. Wonderful, wonderful.

The Use of Negative Space – early Aral, and Ges, and oh.

Discworld

Re-windJeremy Clockson. Lobsang. Time! Clocks! Footnotes! What more could you ask for?

Justice League

But Nobody's Counting – Wally, doing things for others, being competent and warm and wonderful. Also with a generous side-helping of magnificently in-character Bats.

Xi You Ji/Journey to the West

A Peaceful Journey – perfect Monkey, perfect Dragon, perfect tone.
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Monitor lifts bought for the screens, which have ironically perhaps lifted them too far up.

State of the Art acquired in Toronto and read. Dear god Iain M. Banks. AJsklfjaslkfjlas.

Am actually a piece of pop art for Halloween.

So much for missing long-form journalling... I chat more on #yuletide than I write here.
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Thank you, Yuletide Writer! :D At the end of the day, as long as you have fun with what you're writing, I'll be happy to receive anything that you write me.

Ahhhhhh, Yuletide. )
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So, after a decently long hiatus, I'm back?

Wrote a decent amount, so they're all getting grouped together here and linked to AO3. A big hello to anyone from the community, too!

'Tis Impossible To Be Sure Of Any Thing (6637 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Death (Discworld), Havelock Vetinari, Moist von Lipwig, Rufus Drumknott, Lu Tze
Additional Tags: beware small bald men
Summary:

THERE IS ONLY ONE INEVITABILITY. ME.



Time For Small Business (5989 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Baldur's Gate
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Minsc, Jaheira, Edwin Odesseiron, Charname
Summary:

Charname sneaked a peek up at the shop front. THE HAMSTER OF JUSTICE, read the signage in suspiciously good spelling. A smaller heading underneath it read YOU PAY, I PROVIDE.



Anything You Can Do (1552 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eric McNally, Sam Miller, Scot Latour
Additional Tags: Family Feels
Summary:

Scot going back to figure skating triggers an ridiculous escalation of egos in the household.



Learning (1802 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle - Ursula K. Le Guin
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sorve Harth rem ir Estraven, Genly Ai
Summary:

When the Envoy finally came to Estre, Sorve was waiting. Stammering, he asked Genly about the other worlds, the other stars, the other kinds of men. Sorve meant it.



Of the drabbles, I am most excited for The Culture. Which I now intend to somehow write for. /collapses

Meat And Bones (845 words) by karanguni
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Culture - Iain M. Banks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: GCU Grey Area, GOU Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints
Summary:

"Has the Meatfucker ever even met the FONMC? Because, wow. Whoo-ee. Yowzers."

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Over 15,000 in 4 days? I'm done. I'm done.
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Yuletide 2008 came very close to not happening at all; I landed home three days before the reveal with nothing written for one main and a pinch hit, and mostly did the "despair!!!" thing. *g* Then I stuck my head into #yuletide, and everyone there was so enthusiastic, awesome and relentlessly evil encouraging that I ended up with 3 main stories, 5 treats and a hangover:

Other Kinds of Men (The Left Hand of Darkness), for mauvecloud.

2966 words, PG, Therem/Arek. Therem Harth rem ir Estraven must have tried, at some point, to seek another way.

Notes: I really, really wanted to write and received Left Hand of Darkness fic, but even then I was worried that the fandom would come up empty. *g* This fic holds prime position in my heart, and I was really happy to see a few people turn up and recognise the canon. \o/ Estraven!

Weight (Wild Adapter), for [livejournal.com profile] reddwarfer.

1658 words, R, Kubota/Tokito (or: Kubota/everyone he comes across). The act of feeling is a possessiveness blunted by logic and re-sharpened by the ability to move and do and act.

Notes: I flailed so hard for this one: I sped-read through the whole canon possibly eleven hours before the deadline, and I can only say thank god for 4chan because I'd never have got my hands on volume 6 otherwise.

All Across Manhattan (Baccano!), for cleflink.

2194 words, PG, Gandor family and adoptee. Claire comes home to things that have changed, and things that have stayed the same.

Notes: I actually quite liked this one, but reception was poor like a cellphone in a dungeon. *laughs* But, seriously, it was possibly the most fun and least stress free main story I had to write.

Shadows cast behind you (The Left Hand of Darkness), for melannen.

733 words, PG, Therem (with throwbacks to Ashe and Arek). In the kemmerhouse.

Notes: My personal favourite! :D With the helpful hands of [livejournal.com profile] mjules as my trusty beta, I beat the shit out of personal pronouns, and then uploaded the fic only to discover that I'd left ONE "him" in a recently appended paragraph. D'oh! But other than that - more Left Hand fic! Sometimes less words = more, especially with Estraven. Ajlfksjflksajfl.

Rest ye merrily (The Graveyard Book), for Femme

208 words, PG, Bod and Silas. If Silas were to take rest at Bod's house on some cold Yule.

Note: This is where my mind started to cave and everything became slightly Yule-tinted. *g*

youth: a heartbreakingly schmoopy work of staggering genius (Ocean's 11/12/13), for Nubi-chan

596 words, G, Danny, Rusty and Rueben. Danny and Rusty remember being young. Vaguely.

Note: I managed, very intelligently, to mess up the formatting on this, but not badly enough, it seems! :D I love me some thieves.

In places across the wide world (Lucifer), for Hyzenthlay.

506 words, G, Lucifer. Lucifer in all shades.

Note: Random Good Omens cameo! Random fairy tale cameo! This fic was meant to be 6000 words! Guess what I'll be writing as an NYR! 8D

Ho ho ho (Discworld), for Adaptation Decay.

193 words, G, Vetinari versus the Assassins. Sometimes, students from the Academy visit the Patrician.

Note: My beta, nextian/Emma, deserves all the credit for this: the bloody-mindedness line was hers, and without it none of this drabble would've held water.



\o/ I am five seconds from being very late [edit: Mine is the art of calling in sick], but if anyone wants a DVD commentary on any of these fics, I will be happy to come home and flail on my keyboard. ♥

YULETIDE

Jan. 2nd, 2009 01:45 am
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I LOVE YOU [livejournal.com profile] numinicious FOREVER.

AND YOU TOO, [livejournal.com profile] moontyger.

MY GOD. I LOVE ME MY YULECHAT PEOPLE WHO ARE MY AUTHORS WHOM I LOVE FOREVER. EEEEEEEEEE.

[edit] Oh yeah and I wrote some stuff this year; more when I'm not dead.

[edit 2] shalott says the dynamic links are killing the server, so i shall blearily type out what i think i wrote before doing a proper thing tomorrow:

mains:

Le Guin's Hainish Cycle (The Left Hand of Darkness) - Other Kinds of Men
Wild Adapter - Weight
Baccano! - All Across Manhattan

treats:

The Graveyard Book - Rest Ye Merrily
Discworld - Ho Ho Ho
Left Hand of Darkness - Shadows cast behind you
Lucifer - In places across the wide world
Ocean's movies - youth: a heartbreakingly schmoopy work of staggering genius
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Because it's [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, and because there's #yuletide, and because you are all awesome, and because I want to send people from all over the world presents. So there!

[edit] If you want to be super sekrit about your fandoms because this is pre-reveal, please do! Or there's always the alternative of spamming the fandom segment until it's impossible to tell. *g*

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A universe of unmapped grief and love
And new master light is beyond
The pleiades and plow and southern stars.

O soaring
Icarus of outworld, burn bright
The traceries of known skymarks,
Slide the highway planets behind
Your clear waxed wings.

Go conquer the everywhere left
Beyond your sad confinement
In a predicted bonehouse,
Witch thrown riddle of flesh
And water.

O soar until nothing
remains but great glittering holes
In the black godspun shirt over your head.

- John Fairfax