dolorosa_12: (sokka)
I know it's part of Yuletide culture to post recs while the collection is still anonymous, but I vastly prefer doing so after reveals, because it's important to me to be able to credit the authors.

This year had a fantastic crop of fic, and I'm really happy with both my own gift, and the reception of the four fics I wrote. I also went about commenting and keeping track of what I wanted to rec in a much more deliberate way, with spreads in my bullet journal noting down fic titles, whether I'd commented, and whether I planned to recommend the fic in question.

I received an absolutely wonderful Spinning Silver fic. One of my favourite scenes in canon was the moment when the Staryk lord joined Miryem to dance at her cousin's wedding, and I had made a prompt suggestion for another moment where either he joined her for another family celebration or Jewish festival. My author took that prompt and ran with it, and the result was a fic that took place during Purim celebrations!

True Masks (2144 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spinning Silver - Naomi Novik
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Miryem Mandelstam/The Staryk Lord
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Purim, Canon Jewish Character, Jewish Holidays
Summary:

Miryem and her husband celebrate Purim



I wrote four fics — my assignment, which was in The Dark Is Rising fandom, and three treats (another in The Dark Is Rising, one in The Queens of Innis Lear, and another in the Winternight trilogy fandoms). The broad theme of all these fics seems to have ended up being 'people go out into extreme weather and wild landscapes and have extreme emotions', one fic had a title taken from an electropop song, and one drew from several medieval Irish texts, all of which, I feel, are my fic 'tells'.

My fics behind the cut )

I aimed to comment substantially on at least fifty works in the main Yuletide collection, and at least twenty in Madness. I succeeded in the former aim, but in the latter I was thwarted by lack of familiarity with enough of the canons to hit my twenty-comment goal. The following group of recs represent those of the sixty-plus fics I read and commented on that I most enjoyed reading.

A great many recs in fandoms including Spinning Silver, Uprooted, What We Do In the Shadows, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (book), Daevabad Trilogy, Seraphina, Jonathan Creek, Earthsea, Six of Crows, and more )

What did you enjoy in the collection? How did the writing go for you? I hope that Yuletide was great for everyone who participated.
dolorosa_12: (Default)
I hope everyone had as good a Yuletide as I did! It's sometimes hard to find people who like the same small, Yuletide-eligible fandoms as you do, so I thought it would be great to do a friending meme after reveals, so that people could find and add the authors, recipients and commenters who made their 2018 Yuletides so enjoyable.

Please feel free to share this meme far and wide. To participate, just leave a comment on this post, copying the code below and filling in your own answers. I've enabled anonymous commenting so if you don't have a Dreamwidth account you can still participate.

People who didn't participate in Yuletide are also welcome to participate in this friending meme — obviously just leave out answers to the questions regarding Yuletide.

dolorosa_12: (Default)
Thank you for writing for me!

I'm pretty easygoing about what type of fic you want to write for me. I read fic of any rating, and would be equally happy with plotty genfic or something very shippy. I read gen, femslash, het and slash, although I have a slight preference towards femslash, het, and gen that focuses on female characters. I mainly read fic to find out what happens to characters after the final page has turned or the credits have rolled, so I would particularly love to have futurefic of some kind. Don't feel you have to limit yourself to the characters I specifically mention — I'm happy with others being included if they fit with the story you want to tell.

Feel free to have a look around my Ao3 profile, as it should give you a good idea of the types of things I like to read.

General likes )

General dislikes )

Fandom-specific prompts:

The Bone Season — Samantha Shannon )

The Daevabad series - S. A. Chakraborty )

The Queens of Innis Lear — Tessa Gratton )

Six of Crows series — Leigh Bardugo )

Spinning Silver — Naomi Novik )

Winternight series — Katherine Arden )

Don't feel you have to stick rigidly within the bounds of my prompts. As long as your fic is focused on the characters I requested, I will be thrilled to receive anything you write for me, as these really are some of my most beloved fandoms of the heart, and the existence of any fic for them will make me extremely happy.
dolorosa_12: (matilda)
I always wait until after author reveals to post my Yuletide recs, because I like to be able to credit the authors. I had a great Yuletide in 2017, both in terms of my gift, the reception of my own assignment and treats, and the other fic I read in the collection. If you, like me, are interested in adding new people on the basis of shared Yuletide (or other) fandoms, I have set up a friending meme here -- please feel free to link it anywhere you want, and leave your own comments if you so desire.

On to the fic!

I have been asking and asking for Pagan Chronicles fic in multiple exchanges for so many years, and this year I was lucky enough to get it! My gift is absolutely gorgeous: the perfect blend of humour, compassion, well-researched allusions to medieval literature, history and religion, and deeply felt human emotion that drew me to the original canon in the first place, and I'm thrilled to have received it.

Still Waters Run Deep (1362 words) by Lauren
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pagan Chronicles - Catherine Jinks
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pagan Kidrouk, Isidore Orbus
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Yuletide 2017
Summary:

Just another night on the Peregrinatio Compostellana. Isidore's still wondering why they're out here. Pagan's still wondering why horse farts are so revolting.



I wrote four fics this year: my main assignment, and three treats. Looking back at them, I've noticed that, true to form, two of them have titles from song lyrics (one from a Cut Copy song, the other from a Massive Attack song), and the other make heavy reference to medieval Irish tales (Tochmarc Étaín and Buile Shuibne in one fic, Fléd Dúin na nGéd and Cath Muige Rath in the other). I guess those are my signature things?

My main assignment was for [personal profile] tassosss, for Kate Elliott's Court of Fives series.

Always from the Same Height (3406 words) by Dolorosa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Court of Fives Series - Kate Elliott
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kalliarkos/Jessamy Ottonor, background Maraya Ottonor/Polodos, background Amaya Ottonor/Denya
Characters: Jessamy Ottonor, Kalliarkos (Court of Fives), Amaya Ottonor, Denya (Court of Fives), Maraya Ottonor, Polodos (Court of Fives)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Established Relationship
Summary:

Six months have passed since the events at the end of Buried Heart, and Kal has returned to Saryenia for his first leave from the spider scouts. He returns to a city transformed: neither a monument to the old injustices of Saroese colonial rule, nor a complete reversion to what it was in the Efea of dimly-remembered history, but something messier, more complicated, and more hopeful. Who better than Jessamy to be Kal's guide through this changed city?



I also wrote three treats, for 'Seasons of Glass and Iron' - Amal El-Mohtar, The Dark Is Rising Sequence, and Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows duology respectively.

The Heart's Gold Thread (4890 words) by Dolorosa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Seasons of Glass and Iron - Amal El-Mohtar
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Amira/Tabitha (Seasons of Glass and Iron)
Characters: Amira (Seasons of Glass and Iron), Tabitha (Seasons of Glass and Iron)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Established Relationship, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

After leaving the glass hill, Tabitha and Amira find themselves walking strange paths and wandering into other people's stories.



A Cold Mirror (2293 words) by Dolorosa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dark Is Rising Sequence - Susan Cooper
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: The Lady (Dark Is Rising), The Black Rider
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat
Summary:


'I will always be up here, above you, and you will always be down there in the earth, mourning lost causes.'

Throughout the long years of the ceaseless struggle between Light and Dark, the Lady and the Black Rider's paths cross frequently. Usually, their encounters occur at turning points, spaces between — at times when choices are made.

Please see the endnote for details of applicable warnings.



Kintsukuroi (1760 words) by Dolorosa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kaz Brekker/Inej Ghafa
Characters: Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Post-Canon
Summary:

Ketterdam is the only place where Kaz Brekker feels any semblance of safety and control. Inej Ghafa's feelings are more complicated: she left to fight the injustices she saw every day on Ketterdam's streets, but finds she's drawn back in spite of herself to the city where she spent so many years. And in that city — a city of refugees, misfits, and the dispossessed, the city where Kaz and Inej found each other — the pair slowly begin to mend the broken pieces of themselves.


This fic takes place some time after the events of Crooked Kingdom.



There were so many great fics in the collection. My recs are behind the cut.

Fic recs for The Dark Is Rising sequence - Susan Cooper Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin, The Handmaid's Tale, Jane the Virgin, Jewish scripture and legend, The Lions of Al-Rassan - Guy Gavriel Kay, Llyfr Taliesin/Book of Taliesin, Six of Crows series - Leigh Bardugo, Uprooted - Naomi Novik behind the cut )
dolorosa_12: (Default)
I hope everyone had as good a Yuletide as I did! It's sometimes hard to find people who like the same small, Yuletide-eligible fandoms as you do, so I thought it would be great to do a friending meme after reveals, so that people could find and add the authors, recipients and commenters who made their 2017 Yuletides so enjoyable.

Please feel free to share this meme far and wide. To participate, just leave a comment on this post, copying the code below and filling in your own answers. I've enabled anonymous commenting so if you don't have a Dreamwidth account you can still participate.

dolorosa_12: (matilda)
It's the evening of Boxing Day, and, after the busyness and socialising of the past two days, things have calmed down a bit. I'm in Germany visiting my husband's family, and it's been fun so far. In Germany, the main Christmas celebrations happen on Christmas Eve, with the big meal and present-giving taking place in the evening. As we did last year, we had our Christmas Eve dinner at Matthias' sister's place. This year, I cooked the dinner: salmon baked with lemon, garlic, onions, tomatoes, capers and capsicum, served with wild rice. It was a hit, which was a big relief to me, as my taste in food is very different to that of my in-laws. I think I'll always volunteer to cook, as I get really stressed at Christmas events that aren't with my family, and need something to keep me occupied and make me feel useful.

On Christmas Day Matthias' sister, her husband and their son went to visit the husband's family, and Matthias and I stayed with his parents. Everyone had been given lots of books for Christmas, so we spent most of the day reading, before eating a dinner of cold seafood, bread, and various pickled vegetables. (This used to be his family's Christmas Eve meal of choice, but since events have moved to his sister's, it gets pushed forward to Christmas Day instead.)

Today is Matthias' dad's birthday, and the rest of the family came over for coffee and cake in the afternoon.

Post edited to make public, now that I'm back home.
In between all the various meals and gifts, I've been getting stuck into the Yuletide collection. My gift was wonderful: a little gem of a fic in one of my most beloved fandoms-of-one, and I hope my comment made it clear how much I loved it. My own assignment, and the treats I've written, seem to be well received. I've been impressed with most of the fics I've read so far, and have been on an absolute comment spree. I decided to read through the collection in reverse alphabetically order (because I always feel sorry for authors who write for fandoms at the bottom of the alphabet, as people take longer to get to them and may have run out of steam for commenting by the time they've read their fic), and am up to D. I'll do the same thing with the Madness collection once I'm done with Yuletide.

I've bookmarked a lot of fics, and will do a recs post on 1st January. I never do recs posts before reveals, as I like to be able to credit the authors and make it easier for people to read their other work.

I had an idle thought to do a post-reveals friending meme. Would anyone be interested in such a thing? Obviously it would be open to those who didn't participate in Yuletide as well as those who did.
dolorosa_12: (Default)
Thank you for writing for me!

I'm pretty easygoing about what type of fic you want to write for me. I read fic of any rating, and would be equally happy with plotty genfic or something very shippy. I read gen, femslash, het and slash, although I have a slight preference towards femslash, het, and gen that focuses on female characters. I mainly read fic to find out what happens to characters after the final page has turned or the credits have rolled, so I would particularly love to have futurefic of some kind. Don't feel you have to limit yourself to the characters I specifically mention — I'm happy with others being included if they fit with the story you want to tell.

Feel free to have a look around my Ao3 profile, as it should give you a good idea of the types of things I like to read.

General likes )

General dislikes )

Fandom-specific prompts:

The Bone Season - Samantha Shannon )

An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir )

The Pagan Chronicles - Catherine Jinks )

Don't feel you have to stick rigidly within the bounds of my prompts. As long as your fic is focused on the characters I requested, I will be thrilled to receive anything you write for me, as these really are some of my most beloved fandoms of the heart, and the existence of any fic for them will make me extremely happy.
dolorosa_12: (epic internet)
This is the follow up to yesterday's post-reveals post — a bunch of fic from Yuletide 2016 that I really enjoyed. I want to take the opportunity to plug my gift fic again, as it was absolutely amazing.

Tell me in the glance of a hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] antediluvian
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 6270
Characters: Mae Crawford, Nicholas "Nick" Ryves | Hnikarr
Summary: “This is fine," Nick said. "It’s defensible.”

“Ah yes,” Mae said. “That was obviously top of my list of qualities for a first date.”


The other recs are in alphabetical order according to fandom.

10 Things I Hate About Reunions by [archiveofourown.org profile] BryroseA
Fandom: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 17278
Characters: Bianca Stratford, Kat Stratford, Patrick Verona
Summary: Is there anyone less likely than Katerina Stratford to go to their high school reunion? Well...maybe there is one person.

sweet to mouth and low to sigh by [archiveofourown.org profile] blindmadness
Fandom: The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 9815
Characters: Cynthia "Sin" Davies, Mae Crawford, Alan Ryves, Nicholas "Nick" Ryves | Hnikarr, James "Jamie" Crawford, Lydie Davies, Matthias (The Demon's Lexicon), Sebastian "Seb" McFarlane, Toby Davies, Jonathan (The Demon's Lexicon)
Summary: Sin and Mae, seven years later, at a Market that will change their lives (and of six Markets in between).

The Minnow and the Dragon by [archiveofourown.org profile] raspberryhunter
Fandom: Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 3100
Characters: Yarrow (Earthsea), Vetch (Earthsea)
Summary: Vetch and Yarrow: an afternoon together, a short journey, and what they find at the end of it.

The Greatest City in the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] Isis
Fandom: The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: General Audiences
Word Count: 2748
Characters: Ahmad (The Golem and the Jinni), Chava (The Golem and the Jinni)
Summary: The Golem and the Jinni, over the years.

The Big Picture by [archiveofourown.org profile] Pugglemuggle
Fandom: Sense8
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 3781
Characters: Hernando (Sense8), Amanita (Sense8), Felix Brenner, Daniela Velasquez, Jela (Sense8)
Summary: The Normals get together to make a special gift for the cluster's birthday. The Sensates can't exactly plan their own surprises, now can they?

Living Wild As Nature Intended by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sixthlight
Fandom: What We Do In The Shadows
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 4263
Characters: Stu (What We Do in the Shadows), Nick (What We Do In the Shadows), Viago (What We Do in the Shadows)
Summary: Viago wants to see a kiwi, Nick wants to improve Wellington’s craft beer, and Stu just wants to get through the evening without any fatalities. One out of three isn’t bad, right?

I hope everyone had a great Yuletide. If you have any other fics from the collection that you particularly enjoyed, feel free to link them in the comments!
dolorosa_12: (sokka)
I was planning to do a combined reveals and recs post, but I'm feeling a bit under the weather, and I think I'll leave the recs until tomorrow, when I'm feeling better and more able to write coherent recs.

I wrote four fics this year. I had always been intending to write at least one treat on top of my assignment, as one of my goals for 2016 had been to push myself a bit more with my writing. All the four fics seem to have been well received, and overall I feel I had a great Yuletide.

My assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] neuxue, and we matched on Robin McKinley's Sunshine. The following fic is the result:

Dappled Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dolorosa
Fandom: Sunshine - Robin McKinley
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 2709
Characters: Rae "Sunshine" Seddon, Mel (Sunshine), Original Characters
Summary: In the wake of her confrontation with Bo and unsettling alliance with Con, Sunshine needs time to come to terms with her newer, darker powers, and her fears for the future. She finds help in an unexpected quarter. This story takes place shortly after the events of Sunshine.

I also wrote the other Sunshine fic this Yuletide, as a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] corbae.

Like Bitter Chocolate by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dolorosa
Fandom: Sunshine - Robin McKinley
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 4354
Characters: Rae "Sunshine" Seddon, Mel (Sunshine), Constantine (Sunshine), Charlie Seddon, Aimil (Sunshine), Yolande (Sunshine), Pat (Sunshine)
Summary: Five times Sunshine stuck to the recipe, and one time she didn't. Post-Sunshine.

As soon as I noticed that someone had requested The Pagan Chronicles who wasn't me, I knew I had to write for them. It really is one of my most beloved fandoms of the heart, and it's always miraculous to find a fellow fan, especially someone who likes it enough to want fic, so I was really happy to be able to write a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] Chocolatepot. I ended up writing a short, canon-divergent AU, and I enjoyed writing it so much that I'm considering continuing the story in a new fic or series of fics.

Shells on the Road by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dolorosa
Fandom: Pagan Chronicles - Catherine Jinks
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 1217
Characters: Pagan Kidrouk, Isidore Orbus, Babylonne Kidrouk
Summary: Pagan and Isidore have rescued Babylonne from a lifetime of drudgery and terrible relatives. Now the trio are on the run, heading west towards the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela. Babylonne is dubious about the benefits of horse-riding, Pagan is relishing every opportunity for an argument, and Isidore is longing for a return to a life of bookish, peaceful contemplation.

It seems to have become something of a tradition for me to write Wise Child fic during Yuletide — I've been participating now for three years, and for the first two years I was assigned to write a gift in this fandom. This year, I decided not to offer it, but [archiveofourown.org profile] Merriman's prompt grabbed me, and I ended up writing the longest fic I have ever written. It's based very loosely on the medieval Irish tale Tochmarc Étaíne ('The Wooing of Étaín'), and I absolutely loved writing it. (In my head it sort of exists in the same universe as the other two fics I've written for this fandom — both mention Trewyn going to Ireland and doing doran work for kings there — but all three are self-contained and make sense if read in isolation.)

On the Boundary Walls by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dolorosa
Fandom: Wise Child Series - Monica Furlong
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 8009
Characters: Trewyn (Wise Child Series), Juniper (Wise Child Series), Angharad of the West (Wise Child Series)
Summary: After several years spent roaming around Britain together, Juniper and Trewyn part ways. Trewyn's journey takes her to Ireland, where she travels strange paths. This story occurs between the events of Juniper and Wise Child.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention my absolutely marvellous gift, written for me by [archiveofourown.org profile] antediluvian, which made me ridiculously happy. I've been requesting Demon's Lexicon fic for several exchanges without luck, and had actually given up on nominating or requesting it. It wasn't in my original list of requests, but as I was editing my sign-up, I noticed the fandom in the list of nominated fandoms, and added it into my request on a whim. The fic I received was perfect — my author managed to include all of my prompts, and really got why I loved this canon in the first place. I'm planning to spend the rest of the afternoon going through their other fic and seeing if they've written anything else I like.

Tell me in the glance of a hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] antediluvian
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count: 6270
Characters: Mae Crawford, Nicholas "Nick" Ryves | Hnikarr
Summary: “This is fine," Nick said. "It’s defensible.”

“Ah yes,” Mae said. “That was obviously top of my list of qualities for a first date.”


I hope those of you who did Yuletide this year had as great a Yuletide as I did!
dolorosa_12: (matilda)
Thank you for writing for me!

I'm pretty easygoing about what type of fic you want to write for me. I read fic of any rating, and would be equally happy with plotty genfic or something very shippy. I read gen, femslash, het and slash, although I have a slight preference towards femslash, het, and gen that focuses on female characters. I mainly read fic to find out what happens to characters after the final page has turned or the credits have rolled, so I would particularly love to have futurefic of some kind. Don't feel you have to limit yourself to the characters I specifically mention — I'm happy with others being included if they fit with the story you want to tell.

General likes include feminism (and women's stories more broadly), found families, people with very different perspectives and/or life experiences coming together (either romantically, as friends, or as reluctant allies), human/non-human pairings, relationships with power imbalances, and characters reflecting on power and/or the reasons for their own powerlessness. My other favourite themes are dispossession and exile, and place and the way it shapes people — what do particular characters understand by 'home'? Can they return to it? Is home a place for them, or is it an age, or is it particular other people? Feel free to have a look around at my Ao3 profile as it should give you a good idea of the types of things I like to read.

Major dislikes and squicks: AUs, fusions and crossovers (except in certain circumstances, which I will outline below), excessive descriptions of bodily fluids, Mpreg, incest, or infidelity. I am only interested in shipfic if it focuses on the pairings I specifically mention in my prompts. There are several fandom-specific dislikes, which I will outline in the prompts below.

Fandom-specific prompts behind the cut )

Don't feel you have to stick rigidly within the bounds of my prompts. As long as your fic is focused on the characters I requested, I will be thrilled to receive anything you write for me, as these really are some of my most beloved fandoms of the heart, and the existence of any fic for them will make me extremely happy.
dolorosa_12: (epic internet)
This is the first time I've been able to come up for air since the whole Christmas/New Year period, and I guess Yuletide's kind of been and gone, but I read some fantastic stuff this year and want to post a few recs.

I wrote this fic:

'Weaving the Bones'; Wise Child series; Juniper, Euny, Angharad, Trewyn, original characters; gen.

My gift was this breathtakingly good Romanitas fic, 'Nor one fine day', by [archiveofourown.org profile] a_la_greque. It was exactly what I wanted.

And now, onward to the other recs!

Court of Fives, Daria, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sorcerer to the Crown )
dolorosa_12: (Default)
Thank you for writing for me!

I'm pretty easygoing about what type of fic you want to write for me. I read fic of any rating, and would be equally happy with plotty genfic or something very shippy. I read gen, femslash, het and slash, although I have a slight preference towards femslash, het, and gen that focuses on female characters. I mainly read fic to find out what happens to characters after the final page has turned or the credits have rolled, so I would particularly love to have futurefic of some kind. Don't feel you have to limit yourself to the characters I specifically mention — I'm happy with others being included if they fit with the story you want to tell.

General likes include feminism (and women's stories more broadly), found families, people with very different perspectives and/or life experiences coming together (either romantically, as friends, or as reluctant allies), human/non-human pairings, relationships with power imbalances, and characters reflecting on power and/or the reasons for their own powerlessness. My other favourite themes are dispossession and exile, and place and the way it shapes people — what do particular characters understand by 'home'? Can they return to it? Is home a place for them, or is it an age, or is it particular other people? Feel free to have a look around at my Ao3 profile as it should give you a good idea of the types of things I like to read.

Major dislikes and squicks: AUs (except in certain circumstances, which I will outline below), fusions and crossovers, excessive descriptions of bodily fluids, Mpreg, incest. I am only interested in shipfic if it focuses on the pairings I specifically mention in my prompts.

Fandom specific prompts, characters and pairings behind the cut )

Don't feel you have to stick rigidly within the bounds of my prompts. As long as your fic is focused on the characters I requested, I will be thrilled to receive anything you write for me, as these really are some of my most beloved fandoms of the heart, and the existence of any fic for them will make me extremely happy.
dolorosa_12: (flight of the conchords)
I know it's a bit late, but I was in Germany without my laptop, and then flat out at work this week, so this is the first chance I've had to post a bunch of links to Yuletide fics. This was my first year participating, and it all went a lot better than I was expecting.

[archiveofourown.org profile] kmo wrote Ouroboros (Wise Child series, Juniper and Wise Child, gen) for me.

I wrote one gift fic and one treat, and both were well received, considering they were for very tiny fandoms.

Beyond the Ninth Wave (Wise Child series, gen). After being driven from their home by Fillan Priest, Juniper and Wise Child adjust to a new life on Finbar's ship.

Reverberations (Romanitas trilogy, gen). Several years after the events of Savage City, Una, Makaria and Noriko meet. All three feel the effects of the war and slave rebellion in different ways.

I really enjoyed many of the fics in the collection this year. Here are some of my particular favourites:

Far from the Blessed Isles by [archiveofourown.org profile] Miss_M (Greek Mythology; Penelope, Circe, Nausicaa, Calypso; T). The dead talked a lot among themselves, there being little else for them to do. Conversation tended to run along circular paths. I love this because it's absolutely unflinching in how it reveals what a raw deal women got in Greek mythology, but still allows these women a space to express their anger about the injustice they experienced.

The Banishing of Winter by [archiveofourown.org profile] Skeiler (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; John Uskglass; G). In 1202, The Raven King "quarreled with Winter, and banished it from his kingdom so that it enjoyed four years of continual Summer." This is that story. This is absolutely fabulous, managing to retain the whimsical, scholarly tone of the book while also perfectly capturing the spirit of a folk tale.

The Price of Honor by [archiveofourown.org profile] keilexandra (The Lions of Al-Rassan; Rodrigo Belmonte/Jehane bet Ishak/Ammar ibn Khairan; M). Jehane and Ammar try to make a life for themselves in Muwardi-occupied Al-Rassan. Some things, a very few of them, may be more important than honor. What-if? AU. Warning for implied sexual violence. If this isn't what happened, this is what should have happened. I particularly appreciate that the author managed to resolve the love triangle in a way that still included Rodrigo's wife, Miranda.

Robbing Peter by [archiveofourown.org profile] cantstoptemplarswillgetme (The Musketeers; d'Artagnan, Porthos, Athos, Aramis, Constance; T). There's no summary, but this is a very silly heist fic, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Somebody's Waiting for Someone by [archiveofourown.org profile] stellatundra (Peaky Blinders; Ada Shelby/Freddie Thorne; T). It might be Tommy he goes to France for, but it’s Ada he comes home for. A Freddie-centric fic examining his relationship with various Shelbys.

I also loved almost all the Clarke/Bellamy/Raven fics for The 100 fandom.
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Thank you for writing for me!

I'm pretty easygoing about what type of fic you want to write for me. I read fic of any rating, and would be equally happy with plotty genfic or something very shippy. I mainly read fic to find out what happens to characters after the final page has turned or the credits have rolled, so I would particularly love to have futurefic of some kind. General likes include feminism (and women's stories more broadly), found families, people with very different perspectives and/or life experiences coming together (either romantically, as friends, or as reluctant allies), human/non-human pairings, characters reflecting on power and/or the reasons for their own powerlessness. Feel free to have a look around at my Ao3 profile as it should give you a good idea of the types of things I like to read.

Also: do not feel that you have to include all the characters mentioned in the prompt unless you absolutely want to. I would prefer not to have fic about any ship that I don't explicitly mention, but if you're writing gen, I'm happy with any combination of the characters I've mentioned. I included many characters in my prompts to ensure that you would have a variety of characters to write about and not feel constrained by e.g. shipping preferences, rather than because I wanted a fic that included all of them. I'd rather you write something that feels comfortable and natural to you than fall over yourself trying to fit all my preferences into one fic.

Major dislikes and squicks: AUs, fusions and crossovers, excessive descriptions of bodily fluids, Mpreg, incest. Also, as most of the fandoms I've requested involve underage characters, I'd prefer them to be set in the future (i.e. when the characters are over 18) if you're going to write something with a higher rating.

Fandom-specific prompts:

Romanitas - Sophia McDougall )

Pagan Chronicles - Catherine Jinks )

The Demon's Lexicon trilogy - Sarah Rees Brennan )

Wise Child series - Monica Furlong )

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