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I am ridiculously behind on end-of-year things! So behind that the year went right ahead and ended. (Personally, I blame the concussion.)

But, in an attempt to get some sort of handle on things, let's belated talk about Yuletide! I had the unparalleled fortune to receive The Five People You Meet in Der Waffle Haus (Dead Like Me) by [ profile] kurushi, which is the Roxy fic to end all Roxy fics. I seriously don't have enough superlatives to describe its beauty and perfection, or how gorgeously every single character is drawn. It is truly glorious, and I fail for not rec'ing it soon.

I wrote two stories for Yuletide this year, the first of which is found below.

A Case of Curious Thursdays

For [ profile] baseballchica03

Also at Archive of Our Own.

Olive Snook was having a horrible, terrible, no good very bad day.

A Case of Curious Thursdays )
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Yuletide recs, hurrah! 12 stories, 10 fandoms.

A Thousand Miles (Avatar: the Last Airbender*) Iroh and Zuko, immediately after the Agni Kai. This story breaks me in the best possible way. Iroh does what only he can, and Zuko is so very adrift and hurting. This is full of wonderful little details, and I think this is probably the way that it happened.

Days of rest and gladness (Avatar: the Last Airbender) Momo! In a direct contrast to the above story, this is sweet and warm, like a summer's day or a favourite blanket.

A Jianghu Fairytale (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Shu Lien and Li Mu Bai, how they met and how they will be remembered. Wistful and restrained.

Lives by Breaking (Chronicles of Narnia) Loss and love and forgetting. It never was a fairy tale, and this story gets that, gets being an adult in the body of a child and a child in the body of a monarch.

Into Seas Without a Shore (Dead Like Me) I may be biased here, because this was the story written for me, and I love it dearly. George, Joy, and Betty. It's about holding on and moving forward and letting go. There's a bit for everyone here, and the dialogue is perfect.

The Manipulated Dead (Donnie Darko) Sharp and twisted, just like the movie. It's like living inside of Donnie's head, leaving you off-balance and looking for something solid.

How Everything Turns Away (Heroes) Nathan, Daedalus, family, and hope at the end of all things.

"And the church bells softly chime." (Life on Mars) I'm picky about LoM fic, but this is just lovely. Perfect Chris voice, perfect Sam and Gene interaction.

His Girl on the Other Side of the World (Pattern Recognition) Sweet and floaty, with gorgeous prose.

Capriciousness (American Gods) Bast, in the new world. The entire piece feels delightfully feline.

Deep with the First Dead Lies London's Daughter (Torchwood) Ianto and Jack, immediately after Canary Wharf. Sharp like glass.

Rubik's (Torchwood) Gwen in pieces, and Suzie.

* It occurs to me, looking back at my LJ, that I have not actually mentioned my growing adoration for Avatar. It makes me want to talk in a "______ is love" sort of manner. I really need to find and flist some Avatar people so that I can express my squee.
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And thus ends the week of random fics in random fandoms. Aren't you all glad?

(As a side note: Kowalski was written for me in the Female Gen Ficathon by [ profile] kormantic, and it is Stellllaaaa, and absolutely wonderful. Yay, Stella!)

This one was for [ profile] yuletide. Dead Like Me. Any feedback at all from the three or so DLM people on my flist would be met with joy and cookies.

And Never Lose Affection

Life's a game of give and take.

And Never Lose Affection )
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Eleven 'Dead Like Me.'

How much do I love this show?

Yes, I said 'do.' I'm holding on hope that someone else will pick it up.

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Reap me. )
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Happy holidays!

It seems like most people had a blast, so, hurrah for them! (Hugs to those who didn't, of course -- I'm afraid I've fallen slightly behind on LJ again.)

I have a keyboard for my computer now. I raked in that, a pair of sweatpants, a bunny hug, and a hairbrush, all of which I really needed.

Oooh! And, yay! Joy is the fic I got for the Yuletide challenge. Dead Like Me, wonderful George-voice. Reggie's expecting.

What I love about this, I think, is how it seems to be perfectly translated in time. These are the same characters we know, but a little older -- they can't age in the same way we do, and this has caught it. This is now exactly how I see things for the Reapers in fourteen years. George is stuck and moving on all at once.

Yes. Good sense makes I.

Heh. Someone will read mine, eventually. Yay for writing the only story in a truly obscure fandom!

Also, some SOBs canceled Dead Like Me. Why do all my favourite shows die so young?

August 2017



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