March recs

Apr. 22nd, 2019 10:56 pm
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I was busy watching 18 movies in one week, and then out of town and frequently without internet for another week, so these four fics are literally the only ones I bookmarked in March. Enjoy!

Still Life With Flerken by @copperbadge (Captain Marvel, gen)

Nick Fury: soldier, spy, strategist, cat dad.

Exactly the coda I wanted after the movie!

how to win friends and influence people by Bundibird (MCU, gen)

Someone talks shit about Tony, and, well, Peter isn’t about to let that happen. He doesn’t mean for things to escalate, but in his defense, he’s not the one who threw the first punch. That dubious honor goes to the shaggy-haired kid who apparently takes insults to Mr Stark as well as Peter does, and – well, Peter could hardly let the other boy take on five guys by himself, could he?

In which Peter meets Harley, and Tony shows up to interfere. No one should ever allow *Peter Parker* to be the most sensible person in a group, it’s too hilarious.

And This, Your Living Kiss by opal_bullets (Supernatural, Dean/Cas)

Only a very few people in the world know that the celebrated and reclusive poet Jack Allen is just Kansas mechanic Dean Winchester, a high school dropout with a few bucks to his name. Not that it matters anymore; life has left him so wrung out he never wants to pick up another pen.

Until, that is, a string of coincidences leads Dean to auditing a poetry course with one Dr. Castiel Novak. The professor is wildly intelligent, devastatingly handsome…and just so happens to be academia’s foremost expert on the poetry of Jack Allen.

I know, I know: Dean as a poet?!? Really? But I took a chance on this and it not only works as an AU, it’s a gorgeous story about grief and love and inspiration and all their tricky intertwinings, with a soupçon of identity porn to satisfy my tropey ass.

The Salt and Pie Guys by robotsnchicks (Supernatural, Dean/Cas)

Some overnight shifts at S-Mart are more interesting than others. Tara won’t be forgetting tonight’s shift anytime soon.

I love a good outsider POV, especially in this fandom, and this one is just… *chef kiss* So spot-on in all ways.
spatz: (MMFR Capable back)

Men Do Not Sham Convulsion by sour_idealist (Brick, Brendan/Laura)

Sometimes these things happen, in a few hours in someone else’s bedroom when everyone’s on the edge of cracking - or maybe cracked already - and stupid impulses take over. None of it really matters.

Missing scene from the movie and viciously insightful Laura character study.

to finish the thaw by addandsubtract (Brick, Brendan/Brain preslash)

When Brain regains consciousness, his head is throbbing, and his left eye is swollen shut. His throat tastes like blood. His first thought is, I guess this is what it feels like to be Brendan, and he almost laughs.

Post-series story where Brain is in college and Brendan shows up like a stray cat, and then Brain gets in some trouble. There’s a lot left delicately unsaid in just the right way.

my crown is called contentment by @fahye (Any Old Diamonds, Jerry/Alec)

The oval-cut diamonds were obscenely large, hypnotically bright, calling up a delicious mixture of guilt and wonder and covetousness and unease that Alec kept sipping at like a man unaccustomed to strong spirits.

In which fayhe (our hero) fulfills Jerry’s promise about fucking Alec in nothing but diamonds. An Important and Necessary Coda to the book. :D

The Distant Sky by fallintosanity (Supernatural/Books of the Raksura, gen)

Moon is supposed to be avoiding Consolation, but a mishap during a visit to Opal Night puts Consolation in danger. Moon and Malachite have to navigate a city stranger than anything either of them have ever seen to rescue her.

Sam and Dean, newly reunited after Dean’s miraculous return from Purgatory, investigate reports of mysterious disapperances and cattle theft near Cleveland. But the case turns out to be far more complex than they thought when an enemy they believed dead resurfaces, and they must ally with strange and dangerous creatures to protect all of Cleveland from their common enemy.

A wonderfully old-school portal crossover! Great characterization for both the Winchesters and the Raksura, some excellent action sequences, and lots of fun watching the Raksura be largely unfazed by ending up in another universe. Many bonus points for writing a genuinely terrifying but layered Malachite.

Four Days by @mumblingsage (Mad Max, Max/Furiosa)

There are things you stop wanting after the end of the world. Wanting is vulnerability, and Max can’t afford to be vulnerable out in the Wasteland. But when he returns to the Citadel, he has a lot to revisit. Even if admitting what he wants might break him.

I couldn’t believe I hadn’t read this before, because it’s so excellent? And probably everyone has already read it, but it was a WIP for several years, now complete. Max ends up at the Citadel for four days while his car is repaired, and the author absolutely nailed the slow-build nearly-wordless relationship between Max and Furiosa, as well as some great post-movie worldbuilding and Max’s relationships with the four sisters.
spatz: (Temeraire in hammock full)

Fables of the Reconstruction by Mugatu (Walking Dead, Daryl/Jesus)

It’s more than two years after the end of the world and six months after the war with the Saviors when Daryl Dixon returns to Alexandria.

AU from juuust after I stopped watching in S6, thus avoiding Certain Bullshit. This author has an A+ Daryl POV, and uses her non-linear structure well to shift between the past slow burn character stuff and the tension of the current-time search & rescue.

Missing Pieces by flailinginlove (Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka)

Shinobi Enforcement Agency is the only bounty station (un)officially recognized by all of the Five Great Nations. It’d be the best place to bring in targets, if only there wasn’t so much paperwork involved.

When they don’t seem interested in taking out the new missing-nin in town, Kakashi wants to know why.

(Or, the one where both Kakashi and Iruka are missing-nin bounty hunters who go after the same target.)

Cheerfully fun AU heavy on the humor and competence porn.

No Reservations: Narnia by Edonohana (Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations RPF, gen)

I’m crammed into a burrow so small that my knees are up around my ears and the boom mike keeps slamming into my head, inhaling the potent scent of toffee-apple brandy and trying to drink a talking mouse under the table. But is it really the boom mike that’s making my head pound? I know for sure that my camera man doesn’t usually have two heads. I have to face facts. The mouse is winning.

I finally read this after seeing it recced approximately everywhere, and holy shit did it deserve all of those recs. If the prospect of Anthony Bourdain getting into a drinking contest with Reepicheep doesn’t immediately snag you…idk, I can’t help you. A vivid, funny love letter to both Narnia and food, accessible even without knowing Bourdain’s work.

My Love Should Be Heard and Not Seen by lurknomoar (Welcome to Night Vale, Cecil/Carlos)

Cecil Palmer is the best phone sex operator in the small company called Night Vale.  One night, a slightly tipsy and very lonely scientist dials his number, and gets far more than he bargained for - a late night conversation about advanced biochemistry, a brand new fetish for surreal horror, a surprisingly reasonable internship program, some newts, and slowly, strangely, the love of his life.

Yes, I am also amused that I read two separate awesome phone sex AUs in one month. This one is sublimely weird and funny and sweetly romantic, as is right and proper for WTNV.

Tall Grass by aeli_kindara (Supernatural, Dean/Cas)

“I think we should have a garden,” Cas says.

Dean looks up from his beer. He hasn’t had that much to drink, but Cas still has a vague look of unreality about him, a splash of living color that doesn’t fit in the bunker’s echoing stillness. Dean didn’t hear him coming. A lot of the time, Cas is so unobtrusive it feels like Dean has the bunker to himself, with Sam away.

Dean shakes his head to clear it. “A — garden?” he repeats.

Man, this was such a great read but I’m not sure how to synopsize it? There’s a lush, warm, slow burn romance, domesticity a la Winchesters, road trip casefiles featuring various awesome ladies from the show, and a haunted plant! Highly recommended.

Follow the Heartlines by fakexpearls (Captive Prince, Damen/Laurent)

Apologies, Exalted. What I meant – ”

 “What you meant is that you don’t know why I can’t remember anything since His Majesty flayed my back and had me dressed in gold paint and slave’s garb to serve him. But he was a prince then. And a king now.”

 Laurent tried to hide his flinch at the words, at his own memories. He looked away to the marble floor.

 Damianos continued: “You say that was four years ago. In that time, I seem to have aligned myself with him in country and in marriage. And no one tried to stop me.”

Look, the author had me at their note “An amnesia AU (with political intrigue)” and the story is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from that trope set (pining for someone you’re technically married to! trust issues! politics and competence porn!) but very well executed. I loved her character work for Laurent and how you can read a lot of how their marriage has been by how he keeps stumbling what isn’t there anymore. Right in the feels.
spatz: (Temeraire Jane Roland studying in window)
Day 10: Create a fanwork.

I''m going to use archiving all of my Mad Max: Fury Road meta on AO3 yesterday for this one.

MMFR was a very unusual fandom for me, in that I probably spent more time on fannish discussion than I did with fic (although I still wrote a few and beta'd a few and read many more). Tumblr's ability to easily combine visual and text media was absolutely essential for this fandom, imo - how could you easily dissect the micro-second flashes of Max's hallucinations, or squint to figure out what kind of produce was hidden in the War Rig without fuzzy freeze frames to argue over? So when Tumblr started imploding, one of my first reactions was distress that the central part of that fandom was going to disappear. In fact, one of the most prolific writers already got her blog deemed NSFW and you can't access her original posts anymore, which is deeply enraging.

I'm definitely a tortoise rather than a hare, so I collected a bunch of posts about archiving and procrastinated and eventually came up with a fairly easy method of preserving the pages with images intact, and archiving them (or at least access to them) on AO3. I started it for MMFR fandom specifically, but it should work for anyone who has gifsets or photosets or moodboards that they want to archive without having to rehost all the images.

for those who are interested )

If anyone has additional clever ideas, or thoughts about how to make it easier, please comment to let me know!
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Experimenting today with posting on a new community (thanks for reccing the recs comm, [personal profile] toujours_nigel), and also with [personal profile] astolat's SignalBoost tool to crosspost it here:

[community profile] bestthingever posted: FIC: Supernatural: Four Letter Word For Intercourse by bendingsignpost

Fandom: Supernatural
Characters/Pairings: Dean/Castiel
Rating: Explicit (VERY)
Length: 195K
As a grease monkey turned college freshman, Dean's constantly three seconds away from being stressed out of his mind. It hardly helps that he's finally figuring out his sexuality in his thirties.

What might help with that stress is a little phone number (and a big credit card bill). If he can't figure out how to be bisexual in person, he can at least give it a go over the phone, right?

I attended a massage workshop today, and as usual came out all bouncy but relaxed and full of knowledge and ready to DO STUFF -- and then got hit by a wave of exhaustion after barely finishing the dishes. But at least I have new skillz and clean dishes now!
spatz: sundial with fall leaves (sundial)
Whelp, I really fell off the Snowflake Challenge bandwagon, but there's still time to go running after it belatedly. I have practice at that! But for today, I just did my monthly check back through my recent bookmarks, and realized I'd forgotten to do that last month. So here are my favorites from two months in a row. I realized while compiling them that I was doing a bit of KonMari at it - I read and bookmarked several dozen stories, but the ones that make these posts are the ones that make me go "Yes, that one!" as I scrolled through.

In Time, Once Again
by 擂文
, translation by katiirabbi (Nirvana in Fire, Lin Shu/Jingyan)

When Xiao Jingyan finds himself transported back to his nineteen-year-old self after living a long life as emperor, he is determined to stop the Chiyan conspiracy from happening. But in the attempt to change the wheels of fortune, what will he lose and what will he gain? This is a story of perseverance, love, and sacrifice.

If you watched NIF and went, ‘Gosh, wouldn’t it be great to read a story where Jingyan suffered even more, at length, but also there’s a happy ending?’ then this is the story for you. I also had a nerdy good time reading the translator’s notes.

Turn, Archer, and Heed the Wild Hunt by Mhalachai (MCU/Narnia, gen)

In the summer of 1983, Clint Barton goes to live with his new foster mom in the middle of nowhere, Iowa. Now he just needs to figure out how negotiate this new life… and also what’s up with all the strange things happening in the night.

In which Susan Pevensie teaches Clint archery and gives him a home. Fantastic and heartachey.

Hermione Granger’s Hogwarts Crammer for Delinquents on the Run by waspabi (Harry Potter, Draco/Harry)

‘You’re a wizard, Harry’ is easier to hear from a half-giant when you’re eleven, rather than from some kids on a tube platform when you’re seventeen and late for work.

The initial premise - that Harry got lost from the magical world, and is tracked down in London circa Year 7 by a ragtag group led by Hermione - is a stretch, honestly, but once accepted this is an awesome read, full of humor and nineties period detail and a lot of orphaned teenagers finding a new family together.

Things I Should Have Remembered by SomewhereBeyondReality (Anastasia, Anya/Dimitri)

“You were born into this world of glittering jewels and fine titles. But I wonder if this is what you really want.“ The problem with being a long-lost princess, Anya discovers, is that it means you haven’t been a princess for a long time.

Gorgeous little character study dealing with Anya’s culture shock in a series of missing scenes at her grandmother’s house in Paris.

running wild with vengeance by smilebackwards (A Study in Emerald, gen)

For every monarchy, there is a revolution in waiting.

Sharply creepy for such a tiny piece.

Memories of Unreal Things by 7iris (Temeraire, Laurence/Tharkay)

There was a room, and a pallet inside it; a small torch burned low in a socket upon the wall. A man lay upon the cot, his face bruised and battered, his hands curled against his chest bloody, and Laurence did not know him.

Or, a little part of Blood of Tyrants goes differently.

A neatly written AU with a spot-on Tharkay voice. I love it when authors from old fandoms dovetail back into one of mine.

Handmaiden by Tequila_Mockingbird (The Curse of Chalion, gen)

First through the stone arches, with a self-supplied fanfare of unladylike but triumphant whoops, rode a pair of young women on blowing horses belly-splashed with mud.

Great portrait of Betriz, from the start of her friendship with Iselle through Dondo’s death.
spatz: woman drinking margaritas straight out of the blender pitcher (H50 Mary margaritas)
Day 7:
Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you. (The recs from Day 2 might be a good place to start.)

I didn't do a new *fannish* thing, but I tried a new recipe for board game night tonight: chocolate cookies, from my aunt's recipe. Sadly, they did not turn out great - too dry, kinda bland. Even the picture I took is not very appetising. Fortunately, I made spicy potato beef soup and cheese biscuits, which are both reliable and delicious, so all was well, a good time was had by all, and much booze was had by me. :)
spatz: Arthur fighting a projection in rotating hallway (Inception antigravity hallway)
Day 6: In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

1) I've been so enjoying having icons again, but I'm feeling the lack of ones for Temeraire and Nirvana in Fire. Icons, or links to places that have icons, would be super awesome.

2) More podfic of my fic would be so cool. I've got a few already and they make me happy.

3) Uh. Um. Why is this so hard. Oh! For Naomi Novik to spontaneously decide to put her writing timeline for Temeraire up on the internet somewhere, because Crucible of Gold *must* have taken place from late 1810-early 1811 except wtf were Iskierka and Granby doing for 18 months??? (other than getting into trouble, obvs) and other questions that *can* be handwaved in my quest to write this damned Tharkay story, but which are slowly driving my curiosity mad. Fannish attempts have been made, but if we're talking pie-in-the-sky fannish wishlists, I want some word-of-god canon, pls & thx.
spatz: Brandt catching Ethan by his ankle, dangling from Burj Khalifa window (MI4 dive)
Day 5: In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

[community profile] smallfandombang - As the name suggests, a Big Bang community for creating long fic for small fandoms. I've only participated once, when [personal profile] inmyriadbits and I co-wrote thrill as only we know how (Mission Impossible) and needed a kick in the ass to finish, but I'm constantly running into stories from the challenge when I catch up on my favorite small fandoms, as I do periodically. Good comm, great output. I should play again!

[community profile] disgracetoscholars - a relatively new comm focused on Asian dramas and related media. I think I ran into it while backscrolling [personal profile] rageprufrock's Nirvana in Fire tag and trying to find another drama that would satisfy my addiction (spoilers: nothing compares to NIF). Full of hilarious and informative recaps and even more absurd 'jfc save yourself and don't watch this terrible show but I did so let me tell you why it sucked' recaps from a group of very funny ladies. I'm hoping their ongoing Guardian recap series will eventually get me past the place I dropped out due my embarassment squick (Guo Changcheng is a walking talking secondhand embarrassment, jfc).

thedragondeck - a clearinghouse for Temeraire fandom on Tumblr. Whenever I feel the urge to binge myself back into writing, I'll end up dizzily stopping myself on like the 25th page with a dozen tabs open. Good times.
spatz: Leito crouched on the hood of a car, grinning (B13 Leito grin)
Day 3 - Share a favorite piece of original canon.

I decided to go with something light today, and talk about my favorite dumb slashy action film, Banlieue 13. Set in the dystopian future of 2010 (yes, I know, shut up), where Paris has built walls around its ghettos to isolate them, a cop and a local have to team up to fight a crime lord who's stole a MacGuffin advanced bomb and then accidentally armed it in the middle of the city. TOTAL nonsense, paired with some of my favorite fight choreography ever.

The local guy, Leito, is played by David Belle aka one of the founders of parkour. The cop, Damien, is played by a professional stuntman, Cyril Raffaeli, who Americans are more likely to recognize as the French parkour mercenary from Die Hard 4. They did ALL of their own stunts in the original and most of the sequel iirc, and the movies are chock full of creative fights and chases.

More importantly, the fight choreography is beautifully character driven. Damien is very straightforward, grounded, highly trained, and Lawful Good; Leito is improvisational and anti-authoritarian and thinks laterally. Once they team up and start fighting *together* instead of against each other, they'll have these amazing broccoli moments where they move or fight at the same time, but the choreography still underscores how they're different. For example, when they get spotted on a staircase and have to fight their way up, Damien starts bulling his way straight up the stairs, taking out a ton of guys on the way with his superior martial arts skills. Leito, on the other hand, climbs over banister and parkours across the stairwell and around, tipping out a handful of dudes trying to stop him down the well along the way. They meet at the landing at the same time, like badasses.

I'm not remotely doing them justice, but I do highly recommend the movies -- as long as you're aware going in that these movies are definitely problematic (I can explain how in the comments if you need trigger warnings or squick avoidance) and you're willing to ignore that shit in favor of the awesome action and INCREDIBLY slashy main pair.

I can't find any videos of the two of them fighting together, but the opening parkour chase with Leito evading a gang whose drugs he's just stolen and destroyed (while inexplicably but delightfully shirtless) is justly famous:

spatz: cartoon bunnies on stilts with caption "dramatic character-driven stories... or stilts?" (Bunnies stories or stilts?)
Day 2: Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.

I just want to say that, as someone with almost 3500 bookmarks on Pinboard, asking me to freeform rec a small number, much less *three*, is just plain mean. :P

Let's go with the theme of "crossovers that should not work as well as they do, and yet are awesome" since I got [personal profile] tassosss talking about the subject the other day. Also, I love crossovers and have an enormous stash of them saved - uh, jesus, almost 10% of my bookmarks, now that I look at the numbers.

Five stories under 5K )

Three stories 5 to 20K )

Three stories 20 to 60K )

Two stories over 100K )
spatz: darkfield photograph of a nematode, caption "Unleash the nematodes of war!" (nematodes of war)
Day 1: In your own space, talk about your Happy Place — the thing(s) that gives you joy, calms you or keeps you sane.

Physically, my living room is incredibly cozy and soothing. I have a couch -- it's technically a "chair and a half" -- that was promptly dubbed The Nap Couch after on multiple occasions [personal profile] inmyriadbits and I fell asleep on it. I have another massive comfy armchair from my aunt and uncle, and I spend most of my time at home on one of them.

Mentally, stories are always my Happy Place: fic, books, TV and film, comics, all sorts of stuff.

Emotionally, I have a chat with [personal profile] leupagus, [personal profile] inmyriadbits, and a cluster of other fangirls that is funny and lovely and full of awesome, supportive ladies.

I'm gonna leave it at that for today -- I just finished reorganizing all of my closets in a fit of New Year's cleaning, which went surprisingly easily (probably because I moved in just over a year ago) but still was a few hours of shuffling things around. Time for leftover cake and fic!
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This was an excellent Yuletide for me!!!

First of all, my story: the Yuletide algorithms in their infinite wisdom matched me with [personal profile] philomytha for Nirvana in Fire, which I got her into in the first place! It was really lovely writing for someone whose taste I knew well, and her prompt for a Temeraire crossover was very inspiring.

Seed (2815 words) by Spatz
Fandom: 琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV), Temeraire - Naomi Novik
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lin Shu | Mei Changsu | Su Zhe/Mu Nihuang, Lin Shu & Xiao Jingyan & Mu Nihuang
Characters: Lin Shu | Mei Changsu | Su Zhe, Lin Chen, Xiao Jing Yan, Mu Ni Huang
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Temeraire Fusion, Fix-It, Fantasy Medicine, Crack Treated Seriously, more secret identities, Hugs

He listened also with a wistful air to the story of Xiao Sheng, the emperor's minister, who swallowed a pearl from a dragon's treasury and became a dragon himself; Laurence did not understand his attitude, until Temeraire said, "I do not suppose that is real? There is no way that people can become dragons, or the reverse?"
-His Majesty's Dragon, Chapter 8

I'd say it's very accessible if you've seen NIF but don't know Temeraire at all, since you basically just need to know that a few characters are dragons now, but not at all accessible the other way around. Sorry, fellow Temeraire fans. You should watch NIF? :D

I received THREE gifts this year, which was really exciting! Two were for The Breakfast Club, based on my prompt about the gang quietly keeping in touch via notes in each other's lockers, and one was for my NIF prompt about Jingyan meeting Shen Zhui in a restaurant on MCS's hint. I loved them all, and I'm really touched that three separate people wrote me stories - the Yuletide spirit is strong this year!

Nirvana in Fire
An interlude at Jiyun restaurant by [ profile] Melody_Jade
The first meeting between Jingyan and Shen Zhui.

The Breakfast Club
Bender's Spring Cleaning by [ profile] rhys_brad_fan
It was that time of year again. The birds were singing. The flowers were blooming. Kids were finally getting ready to say goodbye to school and hello to summer vacation, which meant as such it was time for John Bender to clean out his cesspool of a locker.

Freeze Tag by [ profile] Missy
A single note ping-pongs its way throughout Shermer High throughout the course of a single day.

Thank you all once again!!!

I've got a stash of recs, but I was so busy over the break that I think I'll wait for another day so I can accumulate some more. Yuletide! \o/ And happy New Year, everyone!
spatz: Mr Tumnus and a probe at the lamp post, from <a href="">this XKCD comic</a> (winter lamppost)

I'm gonna do it this year! I really am!

And while I'm at it, I think I'll fill out the back half of January with that question meme that's been going around. I am as always late to the party, but I was out of town visiting [personal profile] leupagus when the Tumblr news hit, so I have a decent excuse? Maybe? I have some new people who friended me that I haven't said hello to yet, sorry?

Anyway, give me questions or topics that you'd like to hear me ramble about. My interests list is always a good source of ideas, if you're looking.

16: NiF rambling for [personal profile] toujours_nigel

Unrequested days will be filled with that Temeraire 30 Day Challenge that I've been meaning to do for ages. ALL THE MEMES. ALL THE POSTING. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.
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I've been making monthly rec posts on Tumblr for awhile now, and I'm backing them up here, since the Tumblrpocalypse is upon us.
here be ficcage )
spatz: Leito crouched on the hood of a car, grinning (B13 Leito grin)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you so much in advance for writing me a story! I love that we both share one of these tiny, beloved fandoms, and I'm excited to read what you come up with for me.

General likes/dislikes )

Fandoms: The Breakfast Club, Nirvana in Fire, Murderbot, B13 )

Thank you again, and good luck with your writing! If there's anything that's really confusing or stymying you about my prompts, or you have a thrilling plot bunny that really inspires you but you're not sure I'll like or not, or whatever, please feel free to get in touch with inmyriadbits (DW, Tumblr). She's my twin sister, so she knows all my preferences and all of these fandoms and can guide you - and will probably be delighted to keep the secret from me and then tell me all about it after reveals ;)
spatz: sundial with fall leaves (sundial)
I wrote Books of the Raksura fic for Nestra, featuring confused but curious Chime and teenaged Thorn and gender norms.

branching out
Books of the Raksura
gen, Chime & Thorn

“I want to go on the trip to see the Hassi,” Thorn said.

I was gifted a completely darling and hilarious Temeraire fic by brutti_ma_buoni, First Blood, in which Lady Allandale and Jane Roland plan a society event, and Laurence's poor mother is appalled and steely in turns, just like her son.

...also I am horrified/ashamed to realize that I didn't crosspost ANY of my 2017 fic over here? *facepalm* Starting with LAST year's Yuletide fic.

gen, post-canon, Tharkay & Lady Allandale

When her son returns from breakfasting in town and tells her that he plans to move to Scotland to stay with his friend Mr. Tharkay, and that Temeraire will be taking one of the new seats in Parliament, Diana says only, “Well, dear, you must bring Mr. Tharkay to tea, then. Tomorrow?”

Another Chance at Bliss
Voltron: Legendary Defender
university AU, PWP, Shiro/Allura

Shiro wasn’t really sure how he’d gotten here, exactly, with a student sitting on his desk with her foot in his lap, but he does know he needs to figure it out in a hurry, or things are going to happen that he can’t ever take back.

one drop at a time
Star Wars
gen, Luke & Rey
(obviously this has been grossly jossed in the meantime)

The first time it rained after Rey came to Ahch-To, the raindrops came down so suddenly and so heavily that she thought something had gone terribly wrong.

Trust Fall
Mad Max: Fury Road
gen, ensemble, long-in-progress and now completed

Seven conversations on the Fury Road.

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