labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
Wow, I forgot to do a reveals post for Yuletide! Gosh. I received a wonderful Mansfield Park story that was a Northanger Abbey fusion - WHICH I KNOW SOUNDS CRAZY BUT OMG, it's terrific. Brilliant pastiche. I adored it.

Virtue & Virtuosity (22143 words) by Firerose
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: Mansfield Park - Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Mary Crawford, Fanny Price, Henry Crawford, Isabella Thorpe, James Rushworth, Mrs. Rushworth (Sr)
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Pastiche, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, No Northanger Abbey knowledge assumed, Female-Centric

'Fanny was the mute earth to Mary's leaping fire, the gnarled oak to her fluttering songbird, the mirror-bright millpond to her restless waves. If one could somehow, with propriety, squeeze both ladies into a single body, the resultant heroine would be beyond anything shewn by Mrs. Radcliffe! She might paddle down the Amazon, contest a knotty theological point with the Pope, battle venomous water snakes with a hat pin and a bottle of hartshorn, and sink into a dead faint at the villain’s merest glance, as if he were some species of basilisk!' Or, Mansfield Park meets Northanger Abbey

I also got a terrific story in Hockey Holidays! It's Saad/Leddy bodyswap/soulmates and I loved the worldbuilding.

Who Knows What We Are In The Morning? (All I Know Is I Want You) (21156 words) by Firalla11
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nick Leddy/Brandon Saad
Characters: Nick Leddy, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, Johnny Boychuk, Nick Foligno, Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets Ensemble, New York Islanders Ensemble
Additional Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Islanders, Bodyswap, Soulmates, Telepathic Bond, Slow Burn, Friends to Lovers

Nick wakes up to an aching mouth and sunlight shining bright behind his eyelids. One is expected. The other is not.

Or, some people have switch-partners - someone they switch bodies with when they're far apart. Nick's is Brandon. They work it out.

I also wrote stuff for these exchanges! For Yuletide, I wrote a Northanger Abbey post-canon story:

The Newlyweds, Or, Catherine Tilney Thinks Again (6270 words) by labellementeuse
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Catherine Morland/Henry Tilney, OFC/OMC
Characters: Catherine Morland, Henry Tilney, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Cosy crime, Humour, curtainfic, there are literal curtains

Catherine really must stop reading horrid novels.

and for Hockey Holidays I wrote a Tyler Seguin/Jamie Benn story, a close-canon Greek gods/Hercules' labours AU.

as journey'd Heracles, and onward (13159 words) by labellementeuse
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF, Dallas Stars RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin
Characters: Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn, Αθήνα | Athena (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)
Additional Tags: Dallas Stars, mythology in a modern context, Alternate Universe - Greek Mythology, redemption arc

Tyler doesn't want to fuck up his new team, but freaking Athena keeps messing with him.

labellementeuse: a girl sits at a desk in front of a window, chewing a pencil (Default)
Second Time Lucky (5726 words) by labellementeuse
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sophie Hatter/Howl Pendragon
Characters: Sophie Hatter, Howl Pendragon, Calcifer (Howl Series), Witch of the Waste
Additional Tags: Weddings, Fluff

“I refuse to get married twice,” Sophie snapped.

Although as usual for Yuletide I had periods where I felt like everything was awful, I would never come up with anything interesting or pleasing to read, could never capture a fraction of the tone of the wonderful canon, etc, this on the whole went pretty smoothly - perhaps because I've done a bit more writing this year than I usually do between Yuletides, or perhaps because I had a lovely prompt by the very sweet Oshun, or - and this is probably it - perhaps because I had regular write-ins with K and V and it forced me to do heaps. Anyway, it was really great fun and I had a fantastic Yuletide experience.

I was privileged to beta a couple of things although I do regret not getting in my usual beta-for-a-random-stranger this year! However, I beta-read:

Rangers Knead the Way by [ profile] aworldinside. I don't know the canon but it was supremely fun to do a baking beta :D And even without canon knowledge and feels, I can tell that it's rilly cute and if you do know Justified I commend it to you.

A Trip to Sydney by [ profile] sixthlight. I *do* know this canon and I love this fic, which is casefic about Mac on the grounds that gdi, Mac deserves some loving attention. I really liked Mac's voice in this and, of course, casefic is the dream.

I had a great Yuletide this year, on the whole :) I have a few recs tucked away in private bookmarks and I might post those this weekend if I can manage.
labellementeuse: dairine callahan with her laptop from an old cover of High Wizardry (yw geek chic(k))
Hi, dear author! First let me apologise for my appalling sign-up. I raced through it in a hasty work lunchtime just before sign-ups close, not because I'm not excited about the challenge but because I'm incredibly disorganised and just forgot. Many apologies for that. To make up for it I'll include the kinds of brief prompt descriptions I would have included in my sign-up as well as more extended thoughts here.

My usual challenge preamble: It's really important to me that you have fun with the exchange, so please treat my requests with exactly the degree of attentiveness that you need for a good experience, and no more. If what I say below bugs you or is going to, like, mess with your creative impulses, feel free to ignore it: if I requested it, I will pretty much read absolutely anything. With this in mind, if my, uh, fabulously detailed prompts of "fandom and a couple of characters" have already inspired you: go for your life.

But if you're like me, you probably need more information. I like a nice thorough letter, so I write my letter with people like me in mind (i.e. it's ridiculously detailed). It's in two parts: general stuff about my likes and dislikes, and specific stuff about my fandoms. Feel free to read any of it, part of it, or none.

me me me )

Protector of the Small )

The Changeover )

Young Wizards )

I hope this isn't too detailed and doesn't drive you crazy. Please feel free to contact me in the appropriate anonymised ways if you need more or less information. <3 And HAVE FUN!
labellementeuse: A picture of Kit and Nita coming up from a subway tunnel overgrown with wildlife with the text 'speak to strangers' (yw speak to strangers)
So after reading this tumblr post by Diane Duane, which really, I mean, it really just gives me a headache, but the gist is: someone on tumblr posted about Nita/Kit/Ronan during A Wizard of Mars and DD was like "lol, ask them in ten years."

ADFGEHJKL:SD I CANNOT COPE ARGH. on the one hand filled with joy and hilarity on the other hand god, stop crossing the streams, I beg of you! also stop liking my posts on tumblr because I legitimately cannot deal with it at all.

ANYWAY IN CELEBRATION AND VAGUE RAGE AND IF YOU'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THIS DD THEN I'M GONNA WRITE IT, I went through my WIP folder and found no less than three N/K/R WsIP because I really have been into that threesome since before it was famous. I would really like to finish at least one of them but I am absolutely paralysed by indecision and so I thought I might post the beginnings here and you guys could, like, talk to me about them and maybe I can see which one is everyone's favourite and finish that. Yeah.

It might help to have my Nita/Kit headcanon first for context, but I don't know that it really matters: because they get together so young they go through a period of angst at around 18/19 where they're like "we're too vanilla! and I'm keeping you from having exciting and awful early sexual experiences!" and to resolve it instead of breaking up like dummies they decide to start having sex (together) with other people. Not like, ALL the time, but ... really pretty often. Basically they're kinda slutty Sometimes people who don't know them very well tease them about being so cute and together since high school and they're just like "... uh-huh :P".

Okay first up. This one is from a document titled "tentacles.odt". Thanks, past self.
three times Nita and Kit had casual sex with somebody else, and one time they didn't )

AND THEN THEY DRINK A BOTTLE OF WINE AND HAVE SEX. Uh, it's not a very detailed outline. There were going to be a couple more parts to this and one of them was, per the document title, going to involve tentacles, so I think this was probably started during one of my ragey periods where I just want to write something to traumatise Diane Duane and the people who think Tom and Carl are just good friends. I think Nita/Kit and Ronan might have set up, like, a stable semi-permanent thing at the end where Ronan is still a free agent but they all have bonus emotions or something?

OKAY ONTO WIP TWO. This one doesn't even have a title and was possibly an even more gratuitous excuse for porn than the one called "three times Nita/Kit have casual sex with someone else."

yup. )

And then they have sex. That's really all there was to that.

OKAY THIS LAST ONE. This last one. I really want to make this one work but it may just be too ambitious for me. Basically the premise is that in the summer between high school and varsity Nita is really busy with some project and Kit's kind of at a loose end, and Ronan is out of Ireland for some reason possibly involving his family which I always thought seemed like they might be kind of sketch or neglectful or something (now, that is something I actually wouldn't mind having DD confirm). So Tom and Carl suggest that Kit and Ronan do, like, a roadtrip around the rural east coast in the Edsel which Kit finally got going. It's like a traditional trip to get a wizard out to some towns which might not have one, or might only have a few who need a bit of young power every now and then - basically a journeyman thing for the younger wizards, get some experience, learn some variety. (Probably not that useful for Kit, to be fair.)

first snippet of that )

Then ... SOME STUFF HAPPENS (including, according to my notes, a lot of flirting and a driving stick joke). They go to Canada to drink beer, and also they flirt a LOT and then end up having sex also a LOT, and THEN

third snippet )


So okay, my question to you people is: Would you read any of these if I finished it, which one, maybe I can write it at you in the comments or something? Yes? I really would like to but I think it might be one of those things where I need public humiliation to get shit done.


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