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Then, I picked up these as a pinch hit. I wrote them very quickly, so they are of questionable quality, but I loved looking at the Tommy/Alfie pairings (and thinking about how Alfie might have been involved with 1920s Palestine), and of course, Tommy & Ada :)

In the Year of the British Mandate (871 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tommy Shelby, Alfie Solomons
Additional Tags: Canon Jewish Character, Collection: Purimgifts Day 1, Alfie is a bit of a Zionist
Series: Part 1 of In the Year of the British Mandate
Summary:

Tommy wasn’t surprised when Alfie Solomons’ men jumped him a week after Epsom.



In the Year of the British Mandate (chapter 2) (873 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tommy Shelby/Alfie Solomons
Additional Tags: Collection: Purimgifts Day 2, Guns, Alfie is a bit of a Zionist, Canon Jewish Character, Purim
Series: Part 2 of In the Year of the British Mandate
Summary:

“It’s Purim,” said Alfie, throwing out his arms expansively. “And I want to make some noise.”



The Four-Day Snowball Fight (810 words) by ariadnes_string
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peaky Blinders (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ada Shelby, Tommy Shelby
Additional Tags: Collection: Purimgifts Day 3, Childhood Memories, Snow
Summary:

Tommy asks Ada for a favor.

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I wrote my assignment plus a pinch hit for [community profile] purimgifts this year--that's six (short) fics--so I'm going to put them in two different posts.

My assigned recipient was [personal profile] darkrosaleen--possibly the first time I've ever gotten a flistie as part of an exchange. I particularly wanted to write something good for her, because she's awesome, and because she'd written me the most amazing Ronan/Gansey bloodplay fic a few years ago for Yuletide. Luckily for me, she had a really fascinating prompt about a Jewish Kavinsky--so the ficlets turned out to be, if not easy, then at least really interesting to write.

In The Dream Thieves, Kavinsky, as the villain, is coded as, if not Jewish, then certainly not Anglo-Celtic-Christian the way the heroes are. His family is supposed to have come from Bulgaria, and they are neither poor, like some of Stiefvater's characters, nor rich, like others: instead, they are the kind of cartoon nouveau riche who live in McMansions in New Jersey, have mob money and wear sunglasses with white plastic frames. The Dream Thieves gets a disturbing amount of mileage from cultural markers like that. Lines like this one, describing Blue's distaste for Kavinsky, have always bothered me: "There was something erratic and vulgar about the full line of his lips, like he'd swallow her if he got close enough. She hated the smell of him." All the good guys in the novel have thin lips.

Anyway, I didn't want to rehabilitate Kavinsky as a misunderstood hero, or take the book to task for its fear of the ethnic, but I did want to give that immigrant, non-WASPy, background a bit more texture. And I really wanted to see what another magic system would look like mapped over/against the books' Celtic one. Jewish magic, at least of the Ashkenazi sort, is all about Hebrew letters and mystical names. It took a while to figure out how to integrate that with the dream forest magic that's canon in the books, but I liked the solution I came up with.

three Jewish!Kavinsky fics )
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Y'all, I got the most wonderful ficlets from [community profile] purimgifts!

The rules for this exchange are: three ficlets, 300-1000 words, about Jewish characters, female characters (in honor of the Purim story), or evil viziers. My gifts were all Erik-centric, which I adore. Two are Erik/Raven, which is a pairing I've never thought too much about, but really enjoyed in the hands of this author. They are all lovely, but my favorite might be Yarzeit, for the complex way it works through mourning, ritual and different valences on family, all in less than 1,000 wds. Two of them them are sad stories, but their artistry really brightened my day!

3 Erik stories )

And I got icons too!
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Dear Purimgifts Author:

First of all, 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!

If it’s helpful, here are some things I like:

optional prompts )

Most importantly, though, have fun, and know that I really appreciate the time and energy you’re taking to do this!
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Dear Purimgifts Author:

First of all, 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!

If it’s helpful, here are some things I like:

optional prompts )

Most importantly, though, have fun, and know that I really appreciate the time and energy you’re taking to do this!
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The [community profile] purimgifts fics have been revealed, and here are links to the three I wrote (all under 1,000 words, as per the rules of the exchange).

Counting these, I've now written six Homeland fics, which is a lot for me in any fandom. Apparently Saul is my fic alter ego of the moment, which stands to reason, I suppose.

These are all gen.

Five Times Mira Saw Saul for the First Time (what it says on the tin)

Like Fantasy Football for Spies (Saul and Dar Adal divvy up the spies of the Bible)

Morning in Beirut (Saul and Carrie get stuck in a tight place)

I also received three wonderful H50 ficlets by [profile] misslucy21:

Catherine's Unexpected Leave (fabulous sick!fic)

Five Times Danny Thought about Religion (half!Jewish!Danny)

Friday Night Smash (drinking in the spirit of Purim)

Exchanges!!

Feb. 1st, 2013 10:05 am
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The [livejournal.com profile] xover_exchange fics are being posted! About 5-6 fics a day in a multitude of fandoms. Check it out if you like xovers!

Yesterday, I received an awesome Sherlock/White Collar fic: Life's a Play; We're Unrehearsed by [livejournal.com profile] daymarket. Sherlock meets Mozzie--do I really need to say more? Okay, I'll tell you that Mozzie introduces Sherlock to the Gospel according to Mel Brooks. The fic is wonderful--it has a lot of heart as well as hysterically funny parts.

The exchange isn't anonymous, so I can tell you that my fic, a Sherlock/Grimm xover, is up, too: here.

also, because I am weak and I enjoy writing about Jews, I've signed up for this again.


A multifandom ficlet/art exchange focusing on female or Jewish characters,
and also some evil viziers.
Sign ups end on the night of Feb 3rd.
Rules, FAQs, and sign ups here!
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Dear Purimgifts Author:

First of all, 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!

If it’s helpful, here are some things I like:

optional prompts for Homeland, Lewis, Sherlock, Grimm, H50 and the Aubreyad )

Most importantly, though, have fun, and know that I really appreciate the time and energy you’re taking to do this!
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Here's my fic for [livejournal.com profile] purimgifts. No opportunity to write a Jewish character this year, but I thought, well, Kono and Chin are cousins just like Esther and Mordecai, so why not!

Title: Kuini Hou (The New Queen)
Rating: PG, gen
Word Count: ~3K
Disclaimer: not mine, no profit.

a/n: loosely based on The Book of Esther.
a/n: the terms of the exchanges were three ficlets, each not to exceed 1,000 words. I've kept to the word limits in reposting, even though, obviously, the story could be much longer.

Summary: Kono goes undercover to protect the things she believes in.

originally posted as three ficlets on AO3

Kuini Hou )
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Dear Purimgifts Author:

First of all, 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!

If it’s helpful, here are some things I like:

Read more... )

Most importantly, though, have fun, and know that I really appreciate the time and energy you’re taking to do this!

pimping!

Feb. 3rd, 2012 03:04 pm
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A multifandom ficlet/art exchange focusing on female or Jewish characters,
and also some evil viziers.
Sign ups end Feb 8th.
Rules, FAQs, and sign ups here!


I loved doing this last year (and it got me started on Jewish!Lestrade, for which I'm very grateful). Very low word count and emphasis on fun! No need to write religious stuff if you don't want, either.

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