Oh man, I so badly wanted to get these up before reveals, but JUST TO PROVE that I did write all of this stuff before New Year, here are my prelim recs!( three YW, two TDiR, and some misc. )
I wrote two stories but they weren't very good (not being modest, I really am not pleased with either of them): Some Blessing in Disguise
Nikita, Nikita/Daniel, for templemarker
, which was not very good despite some stupendous beta efforts from just about everyone I know as well as two delightful Yulechat strangers, Hsifeng and someone whose Yuletide name I don't know (went straight to email and it was not obviously fannish name); and too young to know the time
, Circle of Magic, Sandry/Daja, Lark/Rosethorn, for trialia
, beta'd by Grevling. Darlingest Tria, I hope you had a good Christmas anyway.
On the other hand, I beta'd some awesome stories! I think this is vaguely in the order in which I read them.What You See is What You Get (If You're Looking Hard Enough
, The Mentalist, Steampunk AU. So like, I know nothing about this TV show, but I know that this story is fabulous. If you know the Mentalist, you probably will think so as well.I've Got Four Voices On The Line (the only one I hear is mine
, by sushiflop
, Animorphs, Tobias-centric. This is as awesome a Tobias fic as anyone could want to read.The Indian Rope Trick
, The Children's Book, Julian Cain. OKAY SO I can't really say I beta'd this because I am the worst person in the world and *forgot it was sitting in my inbox* and then I'm pretty sure she went away. So I'M TERRIBLE. But this story? Not terrible! Julian Cain, at the end of his life.
I know there are a few last-minute yulechat betas I did that I'm forgetting about BUT. I'm also going to sneak in a TOTALLY NON-YULETIDE RELATED rec for...The Anonymous Tip Job
and Professional Contacts
, White Collar/Leverage, Neal, Hardison, and then the sequel is Neal/Hardison. LOOK AT THAT PAIRING. That is one hell of a pairing, people, is what I'm saying. These were a treat to beta, and they are just exactly right
ALSO AND FINALLY. a) I did a blog post about the books I read last year
; and b) I made the DW post where I've been reading/reviewing/listing these books public
, so if you're interested in my (mostly seriously mundane) commentary on more of them, have a look.