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It’s Yuletide recommendations time!

Yuletide is one of my favorite holiday traditions, along with our family’s Christmas Eve gift exchange (which takes two hours, because we have many people and everyone has 10+ gifts to open), the family gift game (this year, some of the gifts we fought over included six bottles of wine, a Star Wars calendar & movie soundtrack, the Secret Garden/Enchanted Forest adult coloring book duo, a Tintin bag full of Tintin-themed things, the Firefly DVD plus popcorn, and many more), Mom’s Christmas Eve lasagna, and playing board & card games galore.

And after all the Christmas festivities, after coconut cake and homemade pizza and One Night Ultimate Werewolf and Coup and Ticket to Ride: Europe, I snuggled up with my TARDIS blanket and opened up the Yuletide and Yuletide Madness collections, happy as a clam. (Are clams happy? I wonder where we got that expression.)

Without further ado, I present my 2015 Yuletide & Yuletide Madness recs! I haven’t read anybody else’s rec lists yet, so I hope I’m not duplicating too much. I just opened and read all the fics in all the fandoms I know, and here are the cream of the crop.

Recs after the cut, in the following fandoms:
Historical RPF: 12th Century RPF/Badass Queens RPF, 14th Century RPF, 19th Century RPF, Tudor History/Twelve Dancing Princesses
Sports RPF: Baseball RPF, Basketball RPF, Tennis RPF
Fictional Fandoms: Brave (2012), Colleen (song) – Joanna Newsom, Damar Series – Robin McKinley, Emperor’s New Groove (2000), The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison, Jeeves & Wooster – P.G. Wodehouse, Lord Peter Wimsey – Dorothy Sayers, Matilda – Roald Dahl, Mulan (1998), Nero Wolfe – Rex Stout, Night at the Museum (Movies), Orange is the New Black (TV), The Queen’s Thief – Megan Whalen Turner, Sesame Street (TV), The Thick of It (TV), Twelve Dancing Princesses (Fairy Tale)

right this way! )

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That's it from me! I hope you enjoyed all my recs, and I hope you enjoyed Yuletide 2015! Happy New Year. :)
abluestocking: (blue bow eyes)
So, I've been having a perfectly lovely Yuletide! My assigned fic rather mushroomed into the Longest Fic Ever, because it decided to have a mind of its own, and then once it was finished I had a rather delicious time running about writing treats in a hodgepodge of disparate fandoms. It's been a wonderful second year participating. :)

Now that I'm done writing, I've been doing All the Reading. So many beautiful fics to devour! Finally, I'm ready to present to you my first rec list. (I say first, because if last year is anything to go by I'll probably end up with another eventually. But this one has grown enough to begin to be unwieldy, so up it goes.)

Without further ado, here are twelve recs in twelve fandoms, plus my three gifts in two fandoms.

Madness recs: Abraham’s Daughter – Arcade Fire (Song), Calvin & Hobbes, Brave (2012), West Wing/Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), The Giver – Lois Lowry, Only Connect RPF

Main collection recs: Tennis RPF, Damar Series – Robin McKinley, Le città invisibili | Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino, Despicable Me (2010), Princess Bride – William Goldman, Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia Wrede

Gifts: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones (2 fics), The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom - Christopher Healy

Follow Me to the Fic )

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I may be back with more recs later, but I imagine these are plenty for now. Enjoy, and have the loveliest of holiday seasons and the merriest of New Years!

More recs!

Dec. 25th, 2011 07:53 pm
abluestocking: (white flowers hair)
My first set of recs! :) [If you haven't already done so, READ READ READ the two Yuletide fics that were written for me. They are AMAZING. Links to those are in my last post.]

J'accuse (3308 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Clue (1985)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mrs. White/Wadsworth
Characters: Mrs. White, Wadsworth (Clue)
Summary:

The game is afoot!


Letter of Avowal (7551 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: 19th Century CE RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oscar Wilde/Lord Alfred Douglas, Lord Alfred Douglas/Lionel Johnson
Characters: Oscar Wilde, Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas - Character, Robbie Ross, Lionel Johnson, Constance Wilde
Summary:

Oscar had met a lot of boys in his life, but there would only ever be one Bosie Douglas.


The Return (1007 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Damar Series - Robin McKinley
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Richard Crewe, Tom Lloyd
Summary:

"Dick, the Colonel's gone," Tom Lloyd said urgently. "He rode off into the desert two days ago with your sister and two dozen men."


Happily Ever After (1355 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sophie Hatter/Howl Pendragon
Characters: Howl Pendragon, Sophie Hatter, Calcifer (Howl Series), Morgan Pendragon, Martha Hatter
Summary:

When she reaches the age of seventy-five (by natural means!) Sophie reflects upon her life, the Witch of the Waste, and the things which are truly important. Includes liberal use of Calcifer's 'saucepan song'.


Nec pluribus impar (2441 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Political RPF - UK 20th-21st c.
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peter Mandelson/Gordon Brown, Tony Blair/Gordon Brown
Characters: Peter Mandelson, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair
Summary:

Everything belongs to Tony now, apart from Gordon's own loyalty. (The three men behind New Labour, 1984-2010.)



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