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fandom5k!

May. 15th, 2017 02:33 pm
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fandom5k stories are up!

i've gotten a really amazing, thoughtful and lovingly written babylon 5 story about valen (just in case, if you haven't seen the show and plan on doing so, which you should, even the summary is a huge spoiler), and it delivered pretty much everything i ever wanted out of dealing with this character in all his complicated glory. i'm so happy!

the fic is here - city of sorrow, city of peace - and if you've watched babylon 5, you should absolutely check it out.

(my recipient loved their fic, so i'm quite content. spot me in the archive! tv fandom, very obviously me, i think).
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Dear writer, hello! I'm very happy we've matched on the things I love, and I hope you have fun writing for me. Feel free to ignore optional details if they don't work for you - five thousand words in any of my fandoms will be a grand gift in itself! - but have them in hope they'll give some inspiration.

Here are some general things:

I like:
- You literally can't go wrong with hurt/comfort. It's my oldest and dearest bulletproof narrative kink, and if you're into it, just be as indulgent as you like. I love physical hurt/comfort (and you can go as far as you'd like with it), I love emotional hurt/comfort, I love various (AU or canon-compliant) captivity scenarios, I adore nursing-from-wounds-or-sickness stuff, I'm hugely into any opportunity for the characters to showcase their care and love for each other. I love hurt/comfort mostly within the context of the relationship (not necessarily romantic - filial ties, friendship, brothers-in-arms comradeship, whichever fits), as an opening for one character to be hurt and for other to be outraged/terrified/comforting on their behalf.
- Found families, everlasting friendships, us-against-the-world - I love the stories where people keep and find warmth and meaning in each other within the larger universe even when said universe is not generally benevolent. I love people holding each other against the dark.
- Hope and kindness - I love, in general, Clair universes, stories where there is, ultimately, meaning and hope instead of just entropy and neverending misery. Sometimes against all odds and sometimes at a great price, but getting there in the end.
- Loyalty - there's pretty much nothing I don't love about loyalty kink in all it forms! From its ritualized forms (royalty AUs, knights, oaths, kneeling, whatever you want) to more mundane of being unquestionably and in all events there for the other person.
- Self-sacrifice and martyrdom - give me people sacrificing themselves for others and suffering for the sake of something greater or somebody they love, and I'm a happy, happy reader.

I would prefer not to read about:
- Character death.
- Infidelity and/or partner betrayal of any kind.
- Hurt not followed by sufficient comfort; it's a very well-respected genre, but it's definitely not my thing (as for grievous hurt followed by comfort, then yes, see above and go ahead!).
- A/B/O universes and mpreg.
- Grimdark stories and unhappy endings.

I like gen and shipping fics alike, and porny shippy fics as well, but I would prefer not to receive a PWP story, if possible.

If you like stalking the recipient (as I do), my Yuletide letters, gifts and recs are unlocked; my tumblr is [tumblr.com profile] egelantier, my book reviews are over at [tumblr.com profile] egelantier-reading and my fics and bookmarks are at [archiveofourown.org profile] egelantier.

Fandoms!

Nirvana in Fire, Babylon 5, Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, Onmyouji )

And that's it! Thank you again, and best of luck.
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showing off my wonderful gifts for chocolate box! that was an extremely lovely challenge, and i'm so happy with the results.

the mystery of the missing horses (2891 words) by anonymous
fandom: the librarians (tv 2014)
characters: cassandra cillian, eve baird, jenkins | galahad, jake stone, ezekiel jones
additional tags: season/series 03, unicorns, hurt/comfort

a magical mystery leads to eve getting injured.

my delightful gift! eve gets injured, cassandra gets worried and protective, and topics such as military stoicism, unicorns vs. virgins and troubles of finding a date while being a librarian are discussed. a delight of a story.

"We've had a hard day," Eve said, changing the subject.

"That's an understatement." And Eve was perfectly fine, but Cassandra was still scared about something happening to her.

"So I think we've earned a break," Eve went on, but the corners of her mouth twitched at Cassandra's interruption. "Let's go get a drink. If Stone and Ezekiel don't stop arguing, they can buy the drinks."

Cassandra smiled. "Or we'll just sit at a different table. On the other side of the bar."


psmith and the after-lunch winter (3272 words) by anonymous
fandom: psmith - p. g. wodehouse, chronicles of narnia - c. s. lewis
characters: rupert psmith, jadis | the white witch, mike jackson, edmund pevensie
additional tags: crossover

when psmith was still just a wee smith, he had a very strange adventure in some beautifully crafted cabinetry...

psmith meets narnia, and narnia meets psmith: it's hard to say who's shaken more. written in amazing psmith voice, with a perfect edmund to boot, and therefore is hysterically funny.

“I will feel Comrade Jackson’s desertion cruelly, but your solidarity is much appreciated, Comrade Pevensie.”

“Are you a socialist, Smith?” Pevensie asked.

“I am. May I spend the evening swaying you to the cause?”

Pevensie shook his head. “I’m a monarchist, through and through.”

“Constitutional or absolutist?”

Pevensie thought. “Absolute, I suppose. But in practice, I was always open to something a bit more democratic.”


(safe) house in the woods (1851 words) by anonymous
fandom: wynonna earp (tv)
relationships: xavier dolls/wynonna earp/doc holliday, canon relationship(s)
characters: xavier dolls, wynonna earp, doc holliday (wynonna earp)
additional tags: pre-relationship, hurt/comfort, post-season/series 01, withdrawal, implied/referenced torture

of course wynonna's going to get dolls. and of course doc is going with her.

pitch-perfect hurt/comfort follow up to season 1: wynonna and doc rescue dolls and bring him home. seen via doc, who loves almost despite himself and can't let go if he tried, and goes in circles until he ends where he should be. the way these three take care of each other is just so - right; together, they will shake the world.

Doc tries the bed again that night. After about an hour, he heads out to the living room. Wynonna's sitting on the couch, Dolls's head on her lap. Doc considers going to the loveseat, but decides against it, instead sitting on the other side of the sofa, lifting Dolls' feet and setting them in his own lap.

Dolls is breathing heavily, and the shakes are back. Wynonna says, "We're gonna fix this."

Dolls reaches out with one of his hands and squeezes at her knee. Doc says, "Well yeah, we've already gotta plan, haven't we?"

Dolls laughs, a short, huffing noise, but Doc is pretty sure the amusement is genuine. "Yeah," he says. "A plan. Those never go wrong with us."

"Never," Wynonna agrees, with a laugh of her own.


share yours!
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Hi! It's my first time doing this challenge, and I hope me and you are going to have great time in it. I'm happy to have you writing (or drawing) for me and I salute your excellent offering taste \o/ I have some preferences and prompts that might be helpful, but honesty, for these fandom pretty much anything that will bring your pleasure to make goes. Just enjoy yourself.

Here are some general things, carried over from Yuletide:

I like:
- You literally can't go wrong with hurt/comfort. It's my oldest and dearest bulletproof narrative kink, and if you're into it, just be as indulgent as you like. I love physical hurt/comfort, I love emotional hurt/comfort, I love various (AU or canon-compliant) captivity scenarios, I adore nursing-from-wounds-or-sickness stuff, I'm hugely into any opportunity for the characters to showcase their care and love for each other. I love hurt/comfort mostly within the context of the relationship (not necessarily romantic - filial ties, friendship, brothers-in-arms comradeship, whichever fits), as an opening for one character to be hurt and for other to be outraged/terrified/comforting on their behalf.
- Found families, everlasting friendships, us-against-the-world - I love the stories where people keep and find warmth and meaning in each other within the larger universe even when said universe is not generally benevolent. I love people holding each other against the dark.
- Complicated and deep relationship between women - love, friendship, family ties, rivalries, loyalties.
- Hope and kindness - I love, in general, Clair universes, stories where there is, ultimately, meaning and hope instead of just entropy and neverending misery. Sometimes against all odds and sometimes at a great price, but getting there in the end.
- Loyalty - there's pretty much nothing I don't love about loyalty kink in all it forms! From its ritualized forms (royalty AUs, knights, oaths, kneeling, whatever you want) to more mundane of being unquestionably and in all events there for the other person.
- Self-sacrifice and martyrdom - give me people sacrificing themselves for others and suffering for the sake of something greater or somebody they love, and I'm a happy, happy reader.

I would prefer not to read about:
- Character death.
- Infidelity and partner betrayal of any kind.
- Hurt not followed by sufficient comfort; it's a very well-respected genre, but it's definitely not my thing (as for grievous hurt followed by comfort, then yes, see above and go ahead!).
- A/B/O universes and mpreg.
- Grimdark stories and unhappy endings.

I like gen and shipping fics alike, and porny shippy fics are fine as well, but I would prefer not to receive a PWP story, if possible.

If you like stalking the recipient (as I do), my Yuletide letters, gifts and recs are unlocked; my tumblr is [tumblr.com profile] egelantier, my book reviews are over at [tumblr.com profile] egelantier-reading and my fics and bookmarks are at [archiveofourown.org profile] egelantier.

Onwards to the specific fandoms:

Chronicles of Tornor - Elizabeth Lynn, The Librarians, Wynonna Earp, Nirvana in Fire, Crossover Fandoms (Poe Dameron & Johnny Jaqobis and Edmund Pevensie & Rupert Psmith) )

And here we go! Whatever you choose to write or draw, you've already made my month just by matching me on these fandoms; best of luck and I hope you have a wonderful time.
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i come bearing yuletide gifts! i had an extremely amazing yuletide, with gorgeous gifts and generous feedback, and so i return over sixty recs for glorious fics in amazing fandoms. enjoy!

first of all, MY LOVELY GIFTS:

playing cards on a marriage bed
the fire's stone - tanya huff  
words: 1,280

darvish, chandra and aaron on the wedding night. careful, gentle, loving exploration, with some beautiful details thrown in - like darvish and chandra playing cards for flower petals, and the petals in aaron color being the most valuable.

(especially adorable: chandra's prowess at cards).

aaron is skittish but learning to trust, chandra is practical and kind, and darvish can't stop himself from giving poetry; and i'm so happy.

pink iris (important to me)
赤髪の白雪姫 | akagami no shirayukihime
words: 4,883

the last words anyone expected to hear coming out of shirayuki’s mouth were, “zen’s been kidnapped!” but that was what had happened, and now it was up to shirayuki, obi, kiki, and mitsuhide to get him back.

if only they would let shirayuki help!

an excellent action/adventure story that reads straight like a missing episode from canon. shenanigans in the woods! crafty bandits! zen lying his head off for shirayuki, obi trying to be do things all by himself and needing help, kiki and matsuhide bailing everybody out with quite competence and shirayuki ruling the day with her secret herbalist badassery. so awesome.

the change: family
the changes series - rachel manija brown & sherwood smith
words: 17,150

mia lee has to check a pipe leak, and rather than have the horror patrol of the century along with her, asks ross and jennie to act as her support team. kerry, at loose ends, invites herself along on what they all anticipate will be a pleasant outing.

what could possibly go wrong?

well, starting with kerry's dysfunctional family. . .

i absolutely don't know what i did to deserve it, but this is an amazing fic. it's practically a sequel to hostage, slotting into place surely and steadily, and it has everything i love about these books - steadiness, friendship, love, negotiating complicating relationships, aiming for love and cooperation rather than strife and conflict. and all the character beats were perfect - kerry not regretting her princess life but missing it (and gloating in the end over the death of her enemies, and knowing not to show it; i loved it so much), felicite angry, ross self-sacrificial but willing to learn other way, mia bashful but valiant, jenny longing but learning to be different. and the action sequence was hair-rising, and the conclusion extremely satisfying. go read it, if you didn't; it'll tide us over until the third book is out.


and the other recs (note that they're not sorted by fandom):


the fire's stone - tanya huff, 赤髪の白雪姫 | akagami no shirayukihime, killjoys (tv), te goblin emperor - katherine addison, the hero from otherwhere - jay williams, jeeves & wooster, jeeves - p. g. wodehouse, dark tower - stephen king, vorkosigan saga - lois mcmaster bujold, earthsea - ursula k. le guin, steerswoman series - rosemary kirstein, chalion saga - lois mcmaster bujold, monument valley (video game), behind you (webcomic), wynonna earp (tv), the tiffany aching series - terry pratchett, discworld - terry pratchett, rivers of london - ben aaronovitch, the librarians (tv 2014), 琅琊榜 | nirvana in fire (tv), live free or die hard (2007), the queen's thief - megan whalen turner, emelan - tamora pierce, old kingdom - garth nix, gentlemen of the road - michael chabon, natsume yuujinchou | natsume's book of friends, the martian - andy weir, riddle-master trilogy - patricia a. mckillip, 아가씨 | the handmaiden (2016), uprooted - naomi novik, piszkos fred | dirty fred series - rejtő jenő, jenő rejtő - works, master and commander: the far side of the world (2003), chronicles of amber - roger zelazny, benjamin january mysteries - barbara hambly, dirty dancing (1987), inda series - sherwood smith, scrapped princess, psmith - p. g. wodehouse, kushiel's legacy - jacqueline carey, tortall - tamora pierce, books of the raksura - martha wells, 田中くんはいつもけだるげ | tanaka-kun wa itsumo kedaruge | tanaka is always listless )
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Dearest Yuletide writer, hello! I'm so happy we've matched, and I hope you'll enjoy writing for me and find something here to your liking. These four picks are very tiny fandoms very dear to my heart, and so whatever you choose to write will absolutely delight me. Here are some preferences and likes and prompt ideas, but really, at the heart of - anything goes! Just enjoy yourself and write what works for you.

With that in mind, here we go for generalities! (some things are carried over from my previous letters, some are new).

I like:
- You literally can't go wrong with hurt/comfort. It's my oldest and dearest bulletproof narrative kink, and if you're into it, just be as indulgent as you like. I love physical hurt/comfort, I love emotional hurt/comfort, I love various (AU or canon-compliant) captivity scenarios, I adore nursing-from-wounds-or-sickness stuff, I'm hugely into any opportunity for the characters to showcase their care and love for each other. I love hurt/comfort mostly within the context of the relationship (not necessarily romantic - filial ties, friendship, brothers-in-arms comradeship, whichever fits), as an opening for one character to be hurt and for other to be outraged/terrified/comforting on their behalf.
- Found families, everlasting friendships, us-against-the-world - I love the stories where people keep and find warmth and meaning in each other within the larger universe even when said universe is not generally benevolent. I love people holding each other against the dark.
- Complicated and deep relationship between women - love, friendship, family ties, rivalries, loyalties.
- Hope and kindness - I love, in general, Clair universes, stories where there is, ultimately, meaning and hope instead of just entropy and neverending misery. Sometimes against all odds and sometimes at a great price, but getting there in the end.
- Loyalty - there's pretty much nothing I don't love about loyalty kink in all it forms! From its ritualized forms (royalty AUs, knights, oaths, kneeling, whatever you want) to more mundane of being unquestionably and in all events there for the other person.
- Self-sacrifice and martyrdom - give me people sacrificing themselves for others and suffering for the sake of something greater or somebody they love, and I'm a happy, happy reader.

I would prefer not to read about:
- Character death.
- Infidelity and partner betrayal of any kind.
- Hurt not followed by sufficient comfort; it's a very well-respected genre, but it's definitely not my thing (as for grievous hurt followed by comfort, then yes, see above and go ahead!).
- A/B/O universes and mpreg.
- Grimdark stories and unhappy endings.

I like gen and shipping fics alike, and porny shippy fics are fine as well, but I would prefer not to receive a PWP story, if possible.


If you want some other info on my preferences or are just curious in a great Yuletide-stalking tradition, my previous yuletide letters and gifts are unlocked, and also there are: my greatly disorganized tumblr, my fics and bookmarks and some of my book reviews.


Fandoms: The Fire's Stone - Tanya Huff, 赤髪の白雪姫 | Akagami no Shirayukihime, Memory Sorrow and Thorn - Tad Williams, The Change Series - Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith, Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), 琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV) )

ljversary!

Feb. 15th, 2016 01:58 am
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this journal is nine years old, holy wow. i've been on livejournal since 2002 in total, if we count two consecutive russian language witnesses of my emo university days, but i've switched to english language in 2007 and liked it that way ever since. fandoms and books and photos and fics and way too many memes, and talking to you all across the timezones; i'm going to stay until the lights go out, i think.

as a usual annual indulgence, screening the comments: tell me something special if you want, anon or not.

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it's still snowing outside, relentlessly and softly; i find it endlessly comforting, while we're cocooned inside, safe as houses and cuddling on a whim. most of the day was spent in bed, rewatching old movies and finishing up olivier salad. (well, i've also passed the fourth quiz in my calculus course, derivatives! 6/6 on the first try, either i get smarter or things are starting to coalesce).

meanwhile, [community profile] snowflake_challenge time! 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. leave a comment in this post saying you did it. include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. maybe someone will grant a wish. check out other people's posts. maybe you will grant a wish. if any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

- more goblin emperor fics!this year's yuletide brought a great harvest of them, but apparently my heart's desire is hurt/comfort with maia being in a center, and maia/csethiro as the main relationship with others being adjascent to it (a poly relationship, a poly v relationship, whatever, but csethiro must be there, for me). outsider povs, maia's household doting on him, political intrigues, whatever. my heart is still not sated, and it's been a whole book.

- i'm always excited and humbled by any kind of related works for my fics - fanart (oh my), or podfics, or remixes (ahhh i want), or anything. i don't think it's unusual ^___^

- i really want baahubali to happen as a fandom. [archiveofourown.org profile] avani wrote me a gorgeous drabble for yule madness, but i want moooore and more and more. and more.


also, dearest [livejournal.com profile] hamsterwoman, as promised to you and inspired by you, 2015 reading roundup! i've tried to at least shortly review everything i read this year (here or on goodreads)), so it's something more of an attempt of a summary. not a bad reading year, all things considered, although a bit lackluster one.

the reasons for living the freedom of words )

january is starting well.

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LOOK AT MY GLORIOUS YULETIDE SPOILS. not one and not two but three glorious roundtable rival fics that cover pretty much everything i've ever wanted in this fandom.

we're inn trouble (2764 words)
additional tags: threesome - f/f/f, non-consensual drug use, talent shows, hurt/comfort, misses clause challenge

willa and her two ladyfriends, sadie and mae, need to stop for the night. they are lucky enough to find an inn with rooms available, but the service might not be all that they would've wished for.

a fairytale continuation to the tale, with ominous magic inn and it's (likely fair folk) owner and one really, really dangerous talent show. magic and poison and trial by music and readiness to sacrifice, and then a sweet, sweet ending of comfort and love and new beginnings.


a little musicality (1290 words)
additional tags: yuletide treat, yuletide 2015, ridiculous, female friendship, misses clause challenge

let me tell you a tale of music and whiskey. of the souls nearly owned by the company store(tm).

THIS WAS SO HILARIOUS, and also kind of sneakily poignant in a folk song way, but also oh my god. i've laughed my way through it and then absolutely lost it in the end:

It's said that those ladies played the Ballad of Jayne©. It's said that they played the Ballad of Lisa Simpson©. But no, they just played some darn good fiddle, and some Amazing Grace(public domain), though no one was quite sure there Miss Mini-Bowler with her steam powered bagpipes came from.


and rose again (to my true love and my dance) (7299 words)
characters: the violinist (roundtable rival), first dancing girl (roundtable rival), second dancing girl (roundtable rival)
additional tags: threesome - f/f/f, polyamory, loyalty, emotional hurt/comfort, music, magic, yuletide treat

they say you can work nothing with dancing by itself—nothing at all, most likely, and surely nothing as will stick. (backstory fic, sort of? set pre-video: in a steampunk wild west where music is magic, a violinist upholds justice and falls in love with a pair of dancers.)

and then this story, a slow and expansive and glorious point of origin, the beginning of the relationship and of legend (of sort): i love how much it expands on the world, with little background details painting a huge, lush picture, and i loved how much gentleness and courage the love story in the middle of it took. nobility and brave last stands and dancing again fate.

i'm one happy, happy, happy recipient. all the femslash and all the valor and all the love, all for meeee.

friday song is for all celebrating today. merry christmas!

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Dearest Yuletide writer, hello! I'm so happy we've matched, and I hope you'll enjoy writing for me and find something here to your liking. These four picks are very tiny fandoms very dear to my heart, and so whatever you choose to write will absolutely delight me. Here are some preferences and likes and prompt ideas, but really, at the heart of - anything goes! Just enjoy yourself and write what works for you.

With that in mind, here we go for generalities!

I like:
- You literally can't go wrong with hurt/comfort. It's my oldest and dearest bulletproof narrative kink, and if you're into it, just be as indulgent as you like. I love physical hurt/comfort, I love emotional hurt/comfort, I love various (AU or canon-compliant) captivity scenarios, I adore nursing-from-wounds-or-sickness stuff, I'm hugely into any opportunity for the characters to showcase their care and love for each other. I love hurt/comfort mostly within the context of the relationship (not necessarily romantic - filial ties, friendship, brothers-in-arms comradeship, whichever fits), as an opening for one character to be hurt and for other to be outraged/terrified/comforting on their behalf.
- Found families, everlasting friendships, us-against-the-world - I love the stories where people keep and find warmth and meaning in each other within the larger universe even when said universe is not generally benevolent. I love people holding each other against the dark.
- Complicated and deep relationship between women - love, friendship, family ties, rivalries, loyalties.
- Hope and kindness - I love, in general, Clair universes, stories where there is, ultimately, meaning and hope instead of just entropy and neverending misery. Sometimes against all odds and sometimes at a great price, but getting there in the end.
- Loyalty - there's pretty much nothing I don't love about loyalty kink in all it forms! From its ritualized forms (royalty AUs, knights, oaths, kneeling, whatever you want) to more mundane of being unquestionably and in all events there for the other person.
- Self-sacrifice and martyrdom - give me people sacrificing themselves for others and suffering for the sake of something greater or somebody they love, and I'm a happy, happy reader.

I would prefer not to read about:
- Character death.
- Infidelity and partner betrayal of any kind.
- Hurt not followed by sufficient comfort; it's a very well-respected genre, but it's definitely not my thing (as for grievous hurt followed by comfort, then yes, see above and go ahead!).
- Grimdark stories and unhappy endings.

I like gen and shipping fics alike, and porny shippy fics as well, but I would prefer not to receive a PWP story, if possible.


If you want some other info on my preferences or are just curious in a great Yuletide-stalking tradition, my previous yuletide letters and gifts are unlocked, and also there are: my greatly disorganized tumblr, my fics and bookmarks and some of my book reviews.


Fandoms: The Change series - Rachel Manija Brown & Sherwood Smith, Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), 赤髪の白雪姫 | Akagami no Shirayukihime, Roundtable Rival - Lindsey Stirling (Music Video)  )
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happy yuletide! i've all settled in to wait for the 3am reveals yesterday, and then exactly twenty minutes before my router flat out died, leaving me to much woe and gnashing of teeth and hunching over my phone, trying to get to the stories somehow.

it was so, so worth it because i've gotten not one but two amazing fics this year (and a madness treat coming! i can't wait) and they made almost giddy with joy. sharing!

passager, 3110 words, a falcon fic about laura and niki's first meeting.

so, basically, it was PERFECT. i knew it was going to be perfect ever straight after seeing the tagset (hurt/comfort, dungeons, food porn), but the reality overpassed my wildest dreams. it's has niki at his most tragically pale, tortured (literally) and courteous and moving gracefully sideways to logic and good sense, and laura at her most practically generous, unstoppable, formidable and warm, and it touches on the beginning of their prickly and rock-solid friendship-love, and contains all the things i love, and it's written with obvious, vibrant joy and love for the canon, and i was just happy about it, okay.

Niki blinked up at a black character written in calligraphy on brown silk. Then he blinked again, and saw the woman who had rescued him. She wore a flowing black caftan embroidered with white flowers, and had tamed the wildness of her hair with a twist of silver wire.

Past her, he saw the shape of a ship interior, divided by hydroponics tubes lush with vines and flowers. Copper lamps hung from the tubes, casting a welcoming yellow light.

“I hate to be clichéd…” Niki began.

“You’re on my ship,” she said. “What were you thinking, telling me to leave you alone on yours? You would’ve died.”

“I didn’t want to impose.” He was aware of the absurdity of his words as he spoke them, as well as of their truth.



learning the rules, 1478 words, goblin emperor fic about maia learning to play chess.

tge fic, tge fic, glorious tge fic! everything i love about this canon - maia's fragility, his unflinching valiance in the face of this fragility, complicated balances of power and weakness, desire to belong. the way he's so, so afraid to reach out, and the way he - post-canon, after the whole long exhausting journey of it - still has strenght and conviction to reach out anyway, an the way his people will (always) meet him halfway. in short, so much love.

“The ultimate object of the game,” Csevet was saying, “is to capture the opponent’s emperor.” He glanced up as he spoke, carefully gauging Maia’s reaction, but Maia felt no outrage. “The emperor can only move one space at a time, and so the other pieces must protect him.”

Maia laughed. “A very accurate game, we see.”

Csevet returned his smile hesitantly. “It is older than the Untheileneise Court, and so we are certain that no specific emperor could be meant.”

“Of course.” Maia reached out to touch the emperor piece. It was plainer than many of the other pieces, marked only with a simple, unadorned circle. He felt sympathy for it.

“Shall we play, your Serenity?”

“What, now? We don’t know – we won’t remember all the rules –”

“It doesn’t matter,” Csevet assured him. “Should you forget, simply ask, and we will explain again. But the best way to learn, Serenity, is to play. The rules are all merely complicated abstractions, until you have seen them in action.”


read and share my delight! and i'm now back to reading through the rest of the archive, and possibly also sleeping at some point, but mostly just being happy.
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Dear writer, hello! I'm so excited to have you writing for me, and hope it'll be an enjoyable experience for you as well. These are all my dear, dear fandoms, so, while I'll try to give you some optional details below, anything and everything you'll choose to write will be a delight.

So, keeping in mind that optional details are optional, let's see:


Things I love:
hurt/comfort - with nice copious comfort and equally nice hardcore hurt (or not, really, just - all the hurt/comfort; it's a bulletproof narrative kink where you can't do wrong);
found families - people who love each other (dating or not) building a life together;
touch - not necessarily sexual, just characters holding each other, playing with hair, etc.;
hope - characters with difficult lives who look to the future with dignity and hope;
kindness - between friends and lovers and enemies and everybody, basically. Kindness as the foundation of the universe.

Things I do not love:
unhappy endings and doomed characters;
betrayals, especially partner betrayal of any kind;
torture and suffering that isn't followed by comfort (torture and suffering followed by comfort are awesome: I'm this person who put "dungeons" and "crucifixion" on [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo prompts list);
character death.

Now onwards to the specific fandoms:

The Goblin Emperor, Fire's Stone, Still The World Is Beautiful, Falcon, Onmyoji, The Reward )



That's it! Most of all I hope that you'll have terrific time this Yule, and I thank you so much in advance for writing for me and my tiny heartfandoms ♥

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