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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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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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This is a much belated Yuletide post! I thought I made one earlier, but apparently that was something that I imagined.

I received two most fabulous gift-fics: Mumbly, in which Olive Snook, at her very best, finds out. The narrative voice could have been ripped from an episode that should have been. I also received Steady as She Goes, which is 1) Power Play -- the only piece of Power Play fic to ever exist, and it is 2) an absolutely perfect Colleen piece.

As for myself, I wrote P.C. Hodgell's Chronicles of the Kencyrath for [livejournal.com profile] teaotter.

Read it at the archive, here, after the cut.

Warnings: Mention of canon abuse.
Thanks to: [livejournal.com profile] sprat, for awesome beta and talking me down from my stabby-place.

Eyes Closed as to See )

Vid rec

Mar. 17th, 2009 10:01 am
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Slow Down Gandhi by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24, BSG.

BSG is a show that lends itself to brilliant vids, and this one clearly stands out, even amongst them. It's [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24, so you know that it's smart and gorgeous. The vid is an alternate reading of the show: it's the working poor and the emerging aristocracy, it's those outside the chain of command, it's those on the fringes of Adama and Roslin's circle of family. It's Gaeta and Zarek's coupe, and why the unrest won't just go away.

It's an insightful, blistering commentary, and while you may not agree, it will certainly make you think..

Full disclosure: I was lucky enough to be one of her betas for this, but I'm fairly certain I'm not biased. She's really just that awesome.
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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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