Hi, everybody! Happy New Year!
I hope you're all well! I had a much less productive Yuletide/vacation season than I'd hoped, but I did manage to get a few things done, like dl the new (!) ep of Sherlock
and write kate_lear
a birthday 221B
just after I finished watching. And I introduced my mom to Community
using selected first-season episodes (she's a Jeff/Annie shipper). And hang out with my dad on his birthday. And post one Yuletide story.
What didn't I do? Enjoy good health throughout my vacation, spent in San Diego and San Francisco. Enjoy California - if my brother really does move back to the east coast, I will be very pleased; that said, I am still planning to head out there in March, so to the lovelies I missed seeing due to illness and holiday scheduling, hopefully we can meet up then? I'd also planned a few other fics I wanted to write during Yuletide and failed utterly, but since I made musesfool
laugh at my descriptions, I craftily snagged her to beta both of them if and when I do produce them. I also made no progress on either of the two longer stories I want to post early this year - the Arthur-centric Cabin Pressure
story and the sequel to Tear Up Your List
, which will finish that (loose) series. And I postponed any decision-making for sherlock_remix
! And punked out of taking my mom to see The Muppets
So what did I achieve? I read and thoroughly enjoyed each of the three gift stories I received! I would urge you all to read these three stories immediately, because they are astonishingly good and totally satisfying:OxfordTweed
wrote The Only Two Middle-Aged Men in the Building
, a fantastic Wonder Boys
fic that pairs up Terry and James and throws Grady in the middle to fuck up an already fucked-up relationship. Amazing, with bonus tuba!Tibby
wrote The Dancing Master
, some To the Ends of the Earth
yearning romance between Edmund, who doesn't quite grasp what is being asked of him, and Charles, who is so brave and sad. Gorgeous stuff.Pitseleh
wrote The Tragedy of Fidelia and Mordecai
, a sharp, uncannily in-character look at Cardenio and Mildmay of Sarah Monette's Doctrine of Labyrinths
being friends who put each other first and still manage to hang on to their own essential selves. Outstanding.
And here's the one fic
I managed to complete, with stellar support from harry_manders
, who did a superb beta on a draft she shouldn't have had to wade through. It's Jane Austen's Mansfield Park
(book, not film or mini-series), focusing on Fanny, Edmund, Mary, and Henry. It's very mild offscreen het, gen really, and rated G. Four scenes - one from each character's point of view - on love and stories.
Written for m_virginie
for Yuletide. (Sorry, I have no idea how to make the AO3 symbol before a person's AO3 name.)( Collapse )
As always, I'd love to hear what you think.