|jenett (jenett) wrote,|
@ 2012-12-25 06:28 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||things.i.like: yuletide|
[12th century RPF, 15th century RPF/Hunger Games, Twelve Dancing Princesses, A Knight's Tale, Secret Garden/Little Princess, Chalion, Olympic Opening Ceremonies (AU), Disney Princesses/Hogwarts AU, Ghost Soup Infidel, Master Li and Number Ten Ox, Newsflesh, InCryptid, and Newsflesh/InCryptid crossover, Skullcrusher Mountain (with a side of Derkholm), XKCD, Jurassic Park meets Indiana Jones crossover, War for the Oaks (Jazz Age Prequel version), and anthropomorphic Knitting and Solar System entries. And a T-Rex in a Creation Museum.]
Also, since I am making this post public, and my previous one going "EEEEEEE" at my gift fic wasn't, I am going EEEEE. One of my prompts was basically "How did Julian Morrow get to be who he is?" (from Donna Tartt's A Secret History, a book in which I do not actually like any of the characters all that much, but I am fascinated by the ensemble and the situation, and the "Hey, wait, this is *real*" bits.)
Anyway, the gift fic is awesome, and sketches out Julian's life, and has comparisons of the aorist to the imperfect tense, and quotes Euripides, and it gets it all very right. So if you haven't read a mother of beauty yet, I also recommend it.
(also, yay, people liking the fic I wrote, and I think I have to work up the commentary track, because yeah.)
One of the things I love most about Yuletide is having some unexpected new lens through which to view the world. Milk and Honey is 12th century RPF involving Baldwin IV, the personification of Jersusalem, and Saladin. And it’s fascinating.
I did not know my life needed a crossover between 15th century European politics and the Hunger Games. But look, here it is, and it is stunningly powerful. The Sticking Place
The Dancers is a complex fairy-tale-meets-noir-detective retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses.
I have a longstanding fondness for the movie A Knight’s Tale, and Yuletide delivered some lovely stories in it this year. There’s Prisoner of War, in which William rescues Edward, that I particularly like.
Prakriti, which brings together Sarah Crewe, Mary Lennox, and the Women’s Land Army.
There’s a lovely story set post Curse of Chalion that brings several threads in that book together. Small domestic mysteries that are much larger. Helpmeet
The Best Games Of All Time : Olympic opening ceremonies content like you’ve never heard it before.
Fa Mulan and the Triwizard Tournament Conundrum. What it says on the tin: Disney Princess and Hogwarts crossover AU.
Ghost Soup only *exists* because of Yuletide. It started as a metacommentary on fandom, and it’s only grown from there. My favourite of this years entries was a Yuletide gift to elf, Ghost Soup Forum Archive
Best Served Hot, a story of Master Li and Number Ten Ox. And tea.
The Newsflesh trilogy produced one of my favourite fics of last year (Jumping and Dressage: the blog of Rebecca Ryman) and it does not disappoint again this year. But this year has So It Shall Be Told: Generation Unto Generation which is a crossover between the Newsflesh universe and the InCryptid universe. There is also The Browncoat Ball, Fanish Shindig, and Pop Culture Hootananny which is a lovely commentary on fandom.
While we’re on InCryptid, Celebrations is a lovely bit of “What to get Verity for her birthday”. All hail the Arboreal Priestess!
Also in things I did not know my universe needed, a Skullcrusher Mountain/Derkholm epistolary crossover, entitled A Daring Escape
In the “Creative applications of technology” category, we have an interactive narrartive based on XKCD’s Click and Drag, entitled Bigger Than You Think. Actually, everything in that tag is worth your attention.
Alan Grant and Indiana Jones Walk Into A Bar - as the summary says, what it says on the tin. (Jurassic Park/Indiana Jones crossover fic.)
T-Rex walks into the Creation Museum is bizarre. But awesome. (Also like it says on the tin.)
There’s a bunch of awesome in the Knitting (Anthropomophic) tag, but I particularly liked There’s Kinks In This Yarn But It Still Knits Up Fine
In Kind is a Jazz Age prequel thing to Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks And it has a very good sense of place.
And my final entry for this post in “fandoms you didn’t know you adored”, Solar System anthropomorphic. Confessions from a Blue Marble has awesome pictures (and the tags are a riot)
And in a brief comment on my other fannish habit, icon created due to the last several days of Alternity, but also entirely applicable here. Can't sleep, too much awesome. Except, y'know, the part where I have to work tomorrow.