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Small Fandoms/Yuletide Recs [Feb. 24th, 2017|12:07 am]
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So, I put this together in December after Yuletide went live but then a ton of stuff happened and I never got to actually writing out my comments/posting it. I'm getting to this now, though, because I love all of these fics and they deserve recs!

FIrst, I want to talk about my own gifts because they were incredible! I was sooo lucky this year, guys! I got TWO gifts for my Historical RPF request <3

May You Find Some Comfort Here by bofoddity is a an adorable bit of hurt/comfort in which young Karl Peter, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (later Peter III of Russia) sneaks into the rooms of his chamberlain during a storm. They're both still very young, just budding into their teenage years and everything that happens here is completely platonic but also absolutely snuggly and sweet <3

sine qua non by misura is basically a non-explicit love triangle of Andrei Gudovich/Peter III/Christian von Brockdorff. But no, no none of that over-dramatic angst love trios tend to bring. This is a short and sharp piece full of posturing and banter and spot-on characterization of basically everyone involved. Misura's style is, as always, light and poignant and delightful. I've re-read this so many times, tbh, and I even feel like you don't need to be very well versed in who these people are toe enjoy their interactions here because they just jump off the page and speak for themselves.

Here are the rest of my recs. There's slash, femslash, het and gen. Rating vary. Please check headers/tags for warnings before reading.

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Dear May the 4th Be With You Author [Feb. 3rd, 2017|09:53 pm]
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Dear May the 4th Be With You Author,

First, I would like to say thank you for the time and effort that you are willing to put into writing for me. Optional details are optional, of course, but if you're like me and like to have lots of info to work with, I've tried to provide some info on the sorts of things I like (and don't) and give prompts/details on each of my ships. (BTW, I'm sorry this got finished late!) o

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2016 Fanfic Year Wrap-Up Meme [Jan. 4th, 2017|02:48 pm]
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Post-Reveals Post [Jan. 3rd, 2017|06:11 am]
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Happy New Year!

This is the traditional post-Yuletide-reveals post. This year turned out not as big as it could/should have been but a little bigger than last year. I wrote 5 fics (assignment + 3 full length treats + madness fic) across 2 fandoms. No firsts this year, I think, not even fandoms which...wow. I feel like I'm growing lazy lol. (Also no War and Peace requests I could have written for this year :/) One thing I did do this year was write a long-ish fic (prob not long enough to qualify for long!fic per se but like...over 10k which is hella long for me). This year was mostly a slash year with some fem and a small sprinkling of supporting gen and het.

(My 2 gifts this year were incredible, btw! I'll talk about them more in a seperate recs post later.)

Stuff I wrote:
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As always, this has been great fun :D Thank you to alll the Yuletiders for another fantastic year!
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Rogue One - attention spoilers! [Dec. 16th, 2016|08:29 pm]
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Saw it today! Overall, it was fun. Definitely more action-y and dynamic than TFA. IDK if I liked it MORE than TFA necessarily - on some levels yes, one some…ehhh. (Though, I do think my INITIAL reaction to TFA was more disappointed, but that might be because I was expecting more, too. I think I keep going in expecting ROTS-level awe and I definitely need to make my peace with the fact that that’s just not happening again lol.


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Fantastic Beasts [Nov. 21st, 2016|09:37 pm]
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So I just saw Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. First impressions:

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Love Meme [Nov. 17th, 2016|03:04 pm]
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looking back on old writing projects [Oct. 14th, 2016|06:46 pm]
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So, back when I was in high school (about 15-16) I worked on/posted (but never completed) a multichaptered longfic (~25k words were written before I stopped and I think that was about 1/3 or maybe, at best, 1/2 of what I had planned for it). I wrote and posted other stuff around that time but the thing with this fic was that it was (relatively for me) SUPER POPULAR. (It was a SW high school AU ok, yes, I wrote that shit.) The premise started out as a joke on a TFN thread and so the fic was originally meant as crack but I can't write humor to save my life so...it ended up being more like a mostly-lighthearted dromance or something lol. (For those in the know, it's Facades. I think I even had the first 3 or so chaps up on here.)

But, that's not the point. I the point is that recently, out of nostalgia (and because I still feel guilty for never finishing it), I went and looked at, read + schemed through most of the chapters. Things I discovered:

1) My writing has definitely improved. OMG. Some of the wording in that fic is so awkward. (Also, wow, I was even worse with typos and stuff back then...although I kinda already suspected that.)

2) I could actually write plot? I mean, it's cliche plot and helped along by mirroring the movies a bit but...it's plot! And it moves along at a good and mostly even pace...wow. Have I somehow sacrificed my plot writing ability by gaining more style skills?
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Semyon Vorontsov’s Account of the July 1762 Coup D’etat [Oct. 12th, 2016|07:58 pm]
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The following is an excerpt from an expansive letter (a sort of mini autobiography) written by Semyon R. Vorontsov to his friend Count Rostopchin in December of 1796. This particular excerpt is centered on his (rather emotional, even after so many years) account of the July 1762 coup d’etat, which brought Catherine II to power on the Russian throne. (Translated from here.)

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Dear Yuletide Writer [Oct. 2nd, 2016|02:01 am]
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A03 name: Alley_Skywalker

Dear Yuletide Writer,

First, I would like to say thank you for the time and effort that you are willing to put into making me a wonderful winter-holiday gift :) Length of fandom sections or the order the fandoms are in is no indication of how much I want fic for any given fandom; I would be ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED to receive fic in any of the fandoms I asked for. Optional details are optional, of course, but if you're like me and like to have lots of info to work with, I've tried to provide some info on the sorts of things I like (and don't) and give prompts for each of my fandoms.

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Have fun! Happy Yuletide!
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