January 2nd, 2013

yeah let's never do that

"Peppy, Cheap, and Cordelia" (Soapdish: Blair, Rose, Jeffrey; gen; PG-13)

Hi, everybody!

I wrote this Soapdish story for this year's Yuletide, in which I fortunately got matched up with the fantastic for faviconsilk_knickers, who said that whatever story I'd been dreaming up for this demented movie would be fine. I've been thinking for years that what the world needed was a story of Blair Brennan having an even more inappropriate thing for King Lear than Jeffrey Anderson evidently does for Hamlet. The only problem was that I couldn't get the story to be as screamingly funny as I'd always imagined it would be; instead, it came out sort of gently melancholy, maybe a bit sweetly mocking. Anyway, for faviconsilk_knickers was kind enough to say nice things about it, so here it is. ([personal profile] musesfool did a wonderful beta on this.)

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As always, I'd love to hear what you think.
tootsie: so very tricksy

"Brimstone Baby" (Kids in the Hall fic: Simon Milligan, Manservant Hecubus; gen; PG-13)

Hi, everybody!

This was the first of the treats I decided to write - once I read the phrase "Kids in the Hall fic" I couldn't believe it had never occurred to me before. The show created such rich, bizarre characters that they were just ripe for the ficcing. faviconkouredios had requested Simon and Hecubus, who were of course favorites of mine, so I wrote this. Yuletide magic introduced me to the wonderful faviconinevitablewebreathe, who kindly betaed this excursion into evil. (You'll probably need to have seen the "Hecubus Is Fired" sketch for this to make any sense, or you can take a gander at the transcript, which should take you a grand total of about thirty seconds to read.)

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As always, I'd love to hear what you think.
lost in your eyes, so many different directions, i believe in love, bellissimo mon amour

"The Pirates! in an Adventure with Bubbles" (The Pirates!: Pirate Captain, Pirate with a Scarf; gen)

Hi, everybody!

It's pretty much a given that I will fall madly in love with any character Martin Freeman plays, for two awfully compelling reasons: (1) he's staggeringly talented and (2) he tends to play the character at the emotional center of the story - not the top dog but not really second banana either; just someone who can be ordinary or extraordinary, depending on what the situation needs. I LOVE HIM.

Anyway, when I saw the request that faviconlyricalnights had made for The Pirates!, I thought to myself that I wanted to take a crack at that. The relationship between the Pirate Captain and the Pirate with a Scarf is just too adorable to resist, and I thought I'd like to see how that got started. Once again, I found betas through the magic of the exchange - faviconinnerbrat and faviconduckwhatduck were invaluable here. So here's the story of how the greatest friendship on the high seas was born!

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As always, I'd love to hear what you think.
curled up with a book

Yuletide thanks!

Hi, everybody!

Note to self: the reason an entry fails to crosspost is because it never posted in the first place. Get your shit together.

I have to mention the absolutely phenomenal story written for me this Yuletide:

Next Steps (2423 words) by rapacityinblue
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sally Lockhart - Philip Pullman
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Daniel Goldberg/Sally Lockhart, Jim Taylor/Adelaide Bevan
Characters: Sally Lockhart, Daniel Goldberg, Adelaide Bevan, Jim Taylor, Rebecca Winter, Harriet

Some time after the end of The Tin Princess, Becky meets up with the rest to say goodbye.

I love this series of books, this one in particular, and what rapacityinblue did was to give me the story I wanted - in which there aren't any easy answers, but characters aren't kept apart simply for the sake of creating tension; there are things they all need to work through, and they do it quietly, in a grown-up way that still feels hopeful and smart and just right. If you loved this book, you will love this fic.