healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2016-10-10 07:09 pm
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Yuletide: They weren't joking about faster matching this year

Hooooly crap, that was fast. Sorry, author, I thought I'd have more than... 14 hours to flesh out my requests with some context.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2016-10-10 01:38 am
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Yuletide 2016!

Copied ever-more-hastily from previous years. I'll try to pad this tonight, but also feel free to just go write, if you're a go-write type. Thank you!

As always, my previous exchange letters are filed under my dear author tag, recs are at AO3 or pinboard and pretty much anything there in terms of preference or even story ideas for other fandoms is fair game if you're looking for inspiration.

Colditz (2005); BBC Historical Farm RPF; Tennis RPF; Enlisted (TV) )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2015-10-26 10:39 am
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Yuletide 2015

Wheeeeeee, yuletide!

In general (and moreso than usual, as I have straight up copied this from last year: a few general things )

fandoms: Colditz (2005), The Silver Branch, Great British Bake Off RPF, BBC Historical Farm, Manhattan, Tennis RPF )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2015-01-01 03:01 pm

Well, this is certainly an entry.

Yuletide fic! I wrote three things!

I'd written three stories once before, when I wrote two stories for my recipient and then a treat for Elyn in one of those fandoms, but that was waaaaay back in 2009.

Breakfast Club, Breakfast Club, Vikings )

I threw a lot of words at a lot of things that I didn't post this year - a story or two for SS*BB; the aforementioned abandoned Yuletide fic attempts; an American Idiot fork-in-the-road AU that I don't think there's anyone left in the fandom to read; a few Arthur/Eames story ideas. I'm not sure that it was more unpublished words than any other year, but it was spread across fewer files. I didn't have a fandom that lead to thirty different plot bunnies.

AO3 word count for the year: 10244

Two (of three) ficlets for AELDWS, an attempt at stop-drop-howl that stopped and dropped before the porn, and three yuletide fics. Not my lowest count year - that was 2011, which was a giant pile of work-related stress.

I now have 74 works on AO3, and I think #75 is going to be the scenes from the proto-Smokin' Aces fic that I am still so excited that someone else wrote. *\o/* [personal profile] ponderosa *\o/*

[community profile] snowflake_challenge Day 1:

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Justified, Teen Wolf, American Idiot )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2014-10-25 10:17 pm
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dear yuleperson, 2014 edition

As always, my previous exchange letters are filed under my dear author tag, recs are at AO3 or pinboard and pretty much anything there in terms of preference or even story ideas for other fandoms is fair game if you're looking for inspiration. My tip-of-the-iceberg preferences meander around a bit, but if I said I loved something three years ago, it's still a safe bet.

general things )

Colditz (2005), Enlisted (TV), Tennis RPF, The State Within, Would I Lie To You? RPF, Manhattan (TV) )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2014-01-01 06:36 pm
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Yuletide reveal

I wrote one fic for Yuletide this year - I think it's the first time I haven't been able to come up with a treat. I had ideas for other things, but they never really came together.

when necessary, use words (7316 words) by healingmirth
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lewis (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Hathaway/Robert Lewis, Robert Lewis/Original Male Character
Characters: Robert Lewis, James Hathaway, Laura Hobson, Jean Innocent, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: canon-typical offscreen character death

A case, a distinguished gentleman, an experiment, a misunderstanding, and some avoidance. A few bumps in the road are to be expected, especially when the journey is a surprise.

mumbling about it )

I also totally came out of canon review with a new random ship - Hathaway and Phillip "working class lout from the north of England" Beaumont from The Quality of Mercy (the one with the murder in the student company producing The Merchant of Venice). Because he gets all the best lines, like "The name might not mean much to you now, but give it time: it'll mean even less," and to whom Hathaway asked, "I know it sounds like a silly question, but do you actually like anybody in Oxford?"

Also, my cat has the hiccups.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2014-01-01 09:43 am
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I am bad at reading, but my house is quite a bit cleaner!

more yuletide recs in Dead Poets Society, The Breakfast Club, and Heard on the Subway: Talking About Your Gay Son (blog post) )

So I made it from T back around through H before reveals, but not even because I bookmarked most of the longer fic to come back to, like Annum Novum" and some other stuff that seems really promising.

I sort of want to read more, or do some 2013 meme, or just do the general AO3 meme because I haven't yet, but the. there's [community profile] snowflake_challenge and some fandom-stocking stuff I still hope to write. And all the stuff that I didn't have time to sort before I had people over last night, so I piled it up and stashed it behind things...

Happy New Year!
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2013-12-26 07:28 pm
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moar recs

Is it odd that I feel guilty about doing things that aren't reading Yuletide fic? Like, I bought myself Season 4 of Justified for Christmas because I only watched like the first four episodes, and I really want to catch up, because I really want to read fic and write fic and ship Tim Gutterson with everyone on the planet. But there is so much awesome Yuletide fic out there, and it seems like most of it has, like, one comment, and that makes me sad.

I went to rewatch the University of Rochester Yellowjackets video for 'You Belong to Me' because there's fic again this year. (And I've just noticed in looking it at that the description labels it as a parody instead of a cover. fine, whatever.) BUT! My point in posting that was that I hadn't connected that song to their appearance on The Sing Off last season. They were the ones who kept talking about their trip to Kenya and did Wavin' Flag and Wannabe and Lupe Fiasco's The Show Goes On

And somewhere in that brief youtube binge I actually watched a whole ad for Divergent, which is the scene where (presumably) Love Interest talks about his tattoo, how he wants to be All The Archetypes or whatever (brave and smart and...something, and something else and kind?). And I was thinking that I sort of wished it was a lady delivering that speech, but not if it meant sacrificing a female lead. So, I'll be here for all the genderswap AUs of that movie, I guess.

And now, recs! I feel like I'm reading realllllly slowly this year. Started in the T's yesterday and wrapped back to A, and I've got Breakfast Club fic opened to read when I get home later.

Vikings, Wilby Wonderful, Body (movie concept) )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2013-12-25 05:40 pm
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I haven't made it past the fandoms I received gifts in yet. (Whoops, hey there, unexpected midday nap!), but: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Caffeine and Unpaid Overtime (19335 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Alexios Flavius Aquila/Hilarion, Alexios Flavius Aquila/Cunorix
Characters: Alexios Flavius Aquila, Hilarion (Frontier Wolf), Cunorix (Frontier Wolf), Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medical, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, First Time, First Kiss, First Meetings, Slow Burn, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Fluff and Angst, Tea, Doctors & Physicians, Paperwork

“Um,” Alex tried to regain his power of speech. “Are you Hilary?”

“Dr Aquila, I presume,” the young man answered, and leant back against the doorframe, arms folded, regarding Alex appraisingly. “So you do exist after all. I was starting to fear the personnel department was in the grip of a delusion and our rota a tissue of deceit.”

After an incident, Dr Alex Aquila is relocated to an obscure ward in a tiny hospital in the north of England. There are too many patients, too much paperwork and his SHO Hilary is impossible to work with. But at least surgical trainee Connor has shown him some friendliness. With a life to rebuild, and many challenges ahead, can Alex figure out who he is and what he really needs?

You guys! I always say I like AUs and crossovers, and all that, and whooooo boy is this an AU, so I'm sure it's probably not for everyone who loves Frontier Wolf for Frontier Wolf's sake, but it's such a solid story, I hope it'll pick up fans from elsewhere. It also makes me want all the Take Your Fandom to Work Day stories ever.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone cast Alexios (Alex, here) but either Paul Bettany or Laurence Fox would make an excellent Hilarion (Hilary). I'm mostly in the fandom for Hilarion, if I'm honest, but I love a good Alexios, and this is a good Alexios, making the best out of a bad situation, doing the right thing, trying to bring order to perceived chaos and then realizing that some of the chaos is actually character.

Nothing In This World (3495 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Revelations, Love, Fluff and Angst, Requited Love, Locker Room, Friends to Lovers
Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle. Particularly with Rafa. Rafa, who used to look at him like he hung the stars in the sky.

After losing to Rafa at the World Tour Finals in 2013, Roger doesn't particularly want him in his locker room. But Rafa seems to have something on his mind.

This one depends a quite bit more on knowing the canon, as it were, but it's so lovely and full of feeling, and it's so rich with detail. Like, several hours later, out of nowhere, things keep coming back to me. And I definitely dreamed, in my nap, that Rafa messed up one of his routines and lost a match in absolutely mortifying fashion, and I might need to go back and read this again and possibly read All the Other Things where Rafa finds love, to get the (wholly imaginary!) dejected look on his ridiculous face out of my head.

more excellent Tennis RPF )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2013-10-18 09:44 pm
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I feel like two whole months to write yuletide is totally going to bite me in the ass, somehow....

But assignment! Hooray!
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2013-09-16 05:29 pm
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yuletide "plans" - right.

I did a fairly good job of recording my hopes for yuletide requests this year, for probably the first time ever. Now I just need to see what gets through nominations. Er, and decide what to nominate.

congrats me on having a list that totally escaped overlap with the nominations planning list. Which I am of course not throwing stones about, because I didn't post mine either. )

healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2013-01-01 06:55 am

Yuletide recs, righto.

I did an embarrassingly bad job of reading Yuletide fics, and of remembering to click "bookmark" on the ones I did. So, reconstructing some of that from history and comments pre-reveal by like a minute.

Goon, Allstate Insurance 'Mayhem' Commercials, Sports Night, Body (movie concept), You Belong With Me - University of Rochester Yellowjackets (Music Video) )

Ha, and of course LJ is broken as I go to post these to the community. Of course.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2012-10-29 12:32 am
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Dear Yuleperson

This needs more detail - I am perpetually late on these things - but will not be the slightest bit miffed if this gets looked at only once, or not at all. I will also refer you to my yuletide tag!

Goon, Priest, Warrior...Soul Hamstas? )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2012-09-07 07:22 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] yuletide brainstorming post is up!

So far I've offered to nominate Tin Man (DG & Cain for them, not sure which characters for me, but probably Zero again) for someone else, and I'm looking for help picking a dance routine, or conceivably two, to nominate. I referenced the Thought of You animated short in talking about it, and at least one person was excited about that, so I don't know.

I still love the concept for Wade Robson's Little Green Bag routine for Pauline and Peter. I'm looking for something a little more unique than "This is about a relationship..." but with room to explore before/during/after.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2012-01-01 11:13 am
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So now that I can admit to having watched Smokin' Aces on December 22nd... Have you seen this movie? It's got Chris Pine in it, so I imagine that *someone* has to have.

To say that it's violent is, like, the bare minimum of compliance with warning for violence, but it's... sort of mad-cap? I don't know, I really like it, and I want people to write fictions for it. Possibly of the fix-it variety. Isn't there a movie (or a TV show... or possibly I'm remembering fanfic, IDK) where someone says that the ending of Thelma and Louise is ambiguous? It's like that.

Anywho, I wrote two things! One of which was tied for the record of least-read thing on the archive for several days:
Smokin' Aces (2006): one day here and the next day gone (1741 words) by faviconhealingmirth
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Hollis Elmore, Richard Messner
Summary: Weirdest fuckin' road trip of his life, no lie.

And one which was not, but which probably demonstrates all of my previously-mentioned confusion about Eric Dane and Bradley Cooper in Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Day (2010): play by play (3733 words) by faviconhealingmirth
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Sean Jackson/Holden Wilson
Summary: Four chances that Sean let pass him by, and one time when Holden didn't return the favor.

And now that I can admit that I wrote them, they also both have flashfic sequels, courtesy of prompts at [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets:

less-lonely (406 words) by faviconhealingmirth
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Hollis Elmore/Richard Messner
Summary: The less Hollis said, the more of Ricky's time he got.

february 15th (278 words) by faviconhealingmirth
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Sean Jackson/Holden Wilson
Summary: For Sean, waking up on February 15th was literally unlike waking up on any other morning of his life.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2011-12-27 11:47 pm

Am out of brain, am like zombie fic reader now.

I? Have Yuletide fatigue.

If you are desperately curious as to what I've been reading, I'm bookmarking everything on my Ao3 account, and instead of duplicating that, I'm just going to highlight a few stories that I wish were getting more attention.

This first one's outside the cut, because I really, really, really wish more people would read it and tell the author it's fabulous. It's about as close as you can get to a five-minute fandom, and you can google book about 70% of the script for the scene, and pick up the rest on youtube. (There are many versions on youtube, bless them all for filming their efforts, that's one of the better ones, though perhaps not the best.)

Fall on Your Knees (2584 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Almost Maine - John Cariani
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Chad (Almost Maine)/Randy (Almost Maine)
Characters: Chad (Almost Maine), Randy (Almost Maine)

Chad and Randy navigate the sometimes-awkward territory of moving from lifelong best friends to lifelong best friends who have confessed their love to each other. There are some bumps in the road.

Bull Durham, Frontier Wolf, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead, Persuasion, Macdonald Hall )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2011-12-25 06:57 pm
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As an exercise in not stressing the server with page loads, since I already have this one open...

It seemed to me, in looking at the yuletide collection this year, that there were way fewer source fandoms that I felt familiar enough with to dive in to reading than there were last year. I'm going to guess this was the somewhat intended effect of this year's nomination process.

Based on my guesses, and vague impressions from scanning through the collection in a number of ways this morning, I'm guessing the top source fandoms by # of fanworks this year, and then making an almost equally haphazard set of observations from the fandom list page.

So! It's time the the annual demonstration of how woefully under-read I am.

I have no doubt that someone at the yuletide community is already working on a real version of this, if it hasn't already been published. )

And now, dinner with the family. Maybe ETAs later if I have thoughts.
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2011-12-25 12:20 pm

omg omg omg yuletide omg omg omg

If you ever believe anything that I have posted in this journal, believe me when I say that I am delighted - DELIGHTED - and I do not use that word... uh... lightly. Anyway. Very much enamored of the stories that I received for Yuletide. I can't decide where to go next in the archive, because while I am sure there are hundreds if not thousands of stories that I could enjoy with a minute on wikipedia to look up the character names, this stories are MINE from canons that are dear to my heart for various and sundry reasons, and this is definitely luck rather than anything I have ever done to deserve them or will ever do to be worthy of the blessing.

Seriously. I am that happy.

Warrior, The Breakfast Club x2 and Kicking and Screaming, recced in the order they showed up on my gifts page )
healingmirth: Coca-Cola bear with Yuletide text (yuletide)
2011-11-19 09:27 am
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Dear yuleperson,

I have just realized that my requests this year are a movie from each decade of my life. the rambling intro got a little long )

Kicking and Screaming, The Breakfast Club, Love Actually, Warrior )