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.
dolorosa_12: (epic internet)
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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