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I wrote two stories for Yuletide this year--which were either a good distraction from end-of-the-year stress, or made the end of the year more stressful because they took time away from other things that needed to get done. Depends how you look at it!

Five Times Rachel Dreamt of Quinn, and One Time Quinn Woke her Up (2629 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: UnREAL (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rachel Goldberg/Quinn King
Additional Tags: Voyeurism, Canon Jewish Character, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:

It started on the first night of the first day Rachel worked on Everlasting.



This was my assignment, and I was happy to get it, since I've wanted to write for this fandom for a while (even though I STILL haven't watched the end of the 2nd season). I like all the parts of this fic, but I failed that basic "kill your darlings" test of writing with it. I think the last section is the best, but I only thought of the idea for it at the very last minute, and even though I knew I should rework the whole fic to be just the last section, and junk the other parts, I couldn't bear to. So it isn't as strong a story as it might have been. Sigh. #reasonstokeepmydayjob, eh?

Peven's Tower (2169 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Riddle-Master Trilogy - Patricia A. McKillip
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Raederle of An, Peven of Aum
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:

After battling the shape-changers at Erlenstar Mountain, Morgon disappears. Raederle's search for him leads her to a place both unexpected and familiar.



I picked up this pinch hit in the last round of pinch hits, and again, was pleased to write it, since I've loved the books for a long time. I meant to make it more episodic, but the story of Raederle revisiting Peven grew to fit everything I wanted to say. It builds off a throwaway line in canon, about Raederle visiting Peven's Tower before Morgon wins the crown. I'm glad it got such nice responses, since I didn't want to let down the source material.

Maybe for the first time, everything I wrote for Yuletide was about, and from the POV, of women.

Oh, and I never posted the fic I wrote for [profile] trickortreatx, so here it is:

When the days have no number (1802 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Killjoys (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Johnny Jaqobis, Dutch (Killjoys), Alvis Akari, Lucy (Killjoys)
Additional Tags: Pre-Series
Summary:

Johnny thinks he's seeing things.



That makes a total of 7 fics I wrote this year, for better or worse!
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I have been traveling all week, so apologies for this very belated thank you and squee for my two very lovely (and hot) Yuletide gifts!

A Snowball's Chance in Hell (6444 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Suicide Squad (2016)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Rick Flag/Floyd Lawton
Characters: Floyd Lawton, Rick Flag, Amanda Waller, Tatsu Yamashiro, George "Digger" Harkness, Killer Croc
Additional Tags: Mild Hurt/Comfort, Cabin Fic, Huddling For Warmth, Nazis, Rescue Missions
Summary:

It's not the rescuing that bothers Floyd. It's this feeling that he's the one responsible for what happened to Rick.



I'm not much of a DC fan, and I didn't even like the movie all that much, but this pairing really hit my buttons, and this fic demonstrate hits just about every reason why: fantastic, profane Floyd POV voice, great banter, satisfying competence, characters who are grown-ups with pasts. Plus a few things I always love: h/c that is gruff and competent, huddling for warmth, and, yeah, hot sex. It's a delight, and you don't need to know much about canon to enjoy it.


This is my body; this is my blood (1760 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Killjoys (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alvis Akari/Dutch
Characters: Alvis Akari, Dutch (Killjoys)
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Yuletide Treat, Character of Faith, Consensual Kink, Edgeplay, Cutting, Painplay, Knifeplay, Redemption, Masochism, Dom/sub Undertones, Religion, Trust Kink, Implied/Referenced Underage Sex, Safeword Use, Season/Series 02, Yuleporn
Summary:

There are many ways a man can worship. The fact Alvis loves this, and loves her, makes it more sacred, not less.



So, I always have a thing in my dear author letter about how I enjoy reading about consensual knifeplay/bloodplay, and every once in a while, the Yule goat delivers with fantastic porn w/ feelings. A few years ago I got an amazing Raven Boys fic in this vein (so to speak), and this year, this wonderful Killjoys story--all the more amazing because the pairing and kink is canon. This is a short fic, but it addresses so many levels of Dutch & Alvis's emotional relationship as well as their physical one.

Okay! Back home now, and hoping to read a bit more of the collection. Hope everyone had a good holiday.
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thank you so much for writing a story for me! Any fic in these fandoms would make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you. I saw this phrase in someone’s dear author letter once, and it perfectly expresses my feelings: If you come to a place where you think you can either write a good story or make me happy, write a good story.

If it’s helpful, here are some things about my general preferences:

Read more... )

Tricks: ghosts, curses, gaslighting, mind-fucks (is it real or not? not being able to trust one's senses), haunted objects, possession; religious rituals gone wrong.

Treats: h/c that emphasizes the comfort, domestic fic, happy surprises, fun dates, friendship.

Optional prompts in alphabetical order

The Broken Earth Read more... )

Divine Cities Read more... )

Killjoys Read more... )

Rivers of London Read more... )

UnREAL Read more... )


Thank you and have fun!
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I received two lovely Imperial Radch fics for the [community profile] trickortreatex exchange. One is spooky and one is sweet, and both are by the same author! I have just gotten around to reading Ancillary Mercy, so the timing was perfect. Definitely check them out if you enjoy the books.

A House Divided (2709 words) by Hokuto
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Seivarden Vendaai, Mercy of Kalr, Lieutenant Ekalu, Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq
Additional Tags: trick - Freeform, Creepy, Artificial Intelligence, Music, Background Relationships
Summary:

... cannot stand.



Morning Tea (340 words) by Hokuto
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq, Seivarden Vendaai
Additional Tags: Fluff, Sickfic, extra treat
Summary:

Tea is good for what ails you.



I dropped out of the Fandom Growth Exchange, but somehow still managed to get a fabulous treat as a gift. Killjoys is a total happy place to for me, and this fic has the characters and their feelings for each other down perfectly. Plus action and h/c!

Bind Them Tight (2080 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Killjoys (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dutch & Johnny Jaqobis, Dutch & D'avin Jaqobis
Characters: Dutch (Killjoys), Johnny Jaqobis, D'avin Jaqobis, Pawter Simms, Pree (Killjoys)
Summary:

The warrant really isn't all.



I also wrote two stories for [community profile] trickortreatex, one my assignment and one a pinch hit.

It Ain't All Lon Chaney walking with the Queen (3127 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Grant, Toby (Rivers of London), Thomas Nightingale
Additional Tags: Wolves, Werewolves
Summary:

Peter has always had a soft spot for dogs.



cut for commentary )

Carve My Name (409 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Kingdom (TV 2014)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alvey Kulina/Ryan Wheeler
Additional Tags: Knives, Knifeplay
Summary:

“Sometimes,” said Alvey, “I want to give you my own tattoo, right here.” He drew the tip of his knife down Ryan’s sternum, hard enough to matter, but not hard enough to draw blood.



And this one, well, sometimes it's good to write something fast! I can't let myself think too much about knife play and how much I enjoy writing it...
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Dear Yuletide Author:

First of all, thank you so much for writing a story for me! Any fic with any of these characters will make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you! I don’t expect you to get every character I requested into your fic—any (or all) of them would fine . I saw this phrase in someone’s letter a while ago, and it perfectly expressed my feelings: If you come to a place where you think you can either write a good story or make me happy, write a good story. ( and if that’s your phrase—thank you!).

If it’s helpful, here are some things about my general preferences:

general preferences )

Requests, in alphabetical order

Hamilton )

Killjoys )

Limetown )

Riddle-Master Trilogy )

Thank you, and have fun!
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I’m so sorry for the late letter! If you’ve already started something, and it doesn’t intersect with these prompts/ideas, don’t worry about it--just go with your idea!

In any case, thank you so much for writing a story for me! This is my first time participating in this exchange, and I'm really looking forward to it. Any fic in these fandoms would make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you! I saw this phrase in someone’s dear author letter once, and it perfectly expresses my feelings: If you come to a place where you think you can either write a good story or make me happy, write a good story.

If it’s helpful, here are some things about my general preferences:

general preferences )

Tricks: ghosts, curses, gaslighting, mind-fucks (is it real or not? not being able to trust one's senses), haunted objects, possession; religious rituals gone wrong.

Treats: h/c that emphasizes the comfort, domestic fic, happy surprises, fun dates, friendship.

Optional prompts in alphabetical order

Imperial Radch )

Killjoys )

Rivers of London )

Thank you and have fun!
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I’m so sorry for the late letter! If you’ve already started something, and it doesn’t intersect with these prompts/ideas, don’t worry about it--just go with your idea!

In any case, thank you so much for writing a story for me! Any fic in these fandoms would make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you! I saw this phrase in someone’s dear author letter once, and it perfectly expresses my feelings: If you come to a place where you think you can either write a good story or make me happy, write a good story.

If it’s helpful, here are some things about my general preferences:

general preferences )

Optional prompts in alphabetical order

Divergent series )

Killjoys )


The Pacific )


Twelve Houses )

Have fun!

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