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What I Got for Yuletide

This year I was lucky enough to get five Yuletide fics. Yep, that’s right. Not one, not two, but FIVE. I have no idea what the hell I did this year, but apparently it paid off! All of these are absolutely and utterly lovely, and I was THRILLED to receive them and read through them.

Links are under the cut, listed in alphabetical order by fandom. I’m probably going to do a longer rec post, with stories that weren’t just written for me, sometime soon but that’s probably going to be a New Year thing. As will the summing up all the stories I wrote for Yuletide, and all the books I read this year, and all the movies we saw, and all the fic I wrote outside yuletide and… Look, expect a busy first week of next year is what I’m saying.

Anyway, back to the important thing. Amazing Yuletide stories! :D

Something to Talk About [Justice League Cartoon, J'onn J'onzz/Clark Kent, Teen and Up]

Clark's not sure why everyone is convinced that he and J'onn are dating, but he's determined to get to the bottom of this. Over dinner. At their regular place.

I asked for J'onn/Clark in Justice League this year, with the full expectation that I wouldn't get everything, and instead I got TWO lovely fics. This one explores the lighter side of their relationship wonderfully, and works in the "everybody knows that they're dating but them" trope that I'm so very fond of. Brilliantly done, and an absolute riot to read!

To Hear The Angels Sing [Justice League Cartoon, J'onn J'onzz/Clark Kent, Teen and Up]

J'onn and Clark spend their Christmasses together through the years.

This one focuses on the more serious side of their relationship, and- look, I was going to try and be serious but IT IS 3588 WORDS OF SHEER PERFECTION THAT MADE ME TEAR UP ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH OMG. It's sad and sweet and perfectly in character, and pretty much exactly how I wanted them to get together and yet never realized. It really is just the loveliest thing, and I am probably going to be going around and shoving it at people to read for many years to come.

Welcome to the Hellmouth, Now Boarding (Please Attend Your Baggage At All Times) [Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch/The Dresden Files/Welcome to Night Vale, Gen]

Nightingale has a good century or so on him; there's so much yet to learn.

I've never actually read the Dresden Files, the extent of my familiarity is just fic I'm afraid, but this was a lovely story that really got the bond between Nightingale and Peter. It's very well written, very sweet and does several things with canon that I was really interested by. It's very enjoyable, and was a lovely exploration of several things that I really liked about the canon.

Five Ridiculous Things That Never Happened to Nancy Whitehead (and one awesome thing that did) [Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Nancy Whitehead/Doreen Green, General Audiences]

Nancy and Doreen scientifically demonstrate that their universe is the best possible universe. Though that other universe over there isn't bad. Actually, the one with all the cats is pretty good too.

This is a 5 + 1 fic that explores various AUs that Nancy and Doreen could exist in, AND I LOVE IT. Super sweet, very well thought through and with an excellent grasp of all the characters involved. My favourite universe was probably the one where Nancy was Spiderman, but all of them were absolutely excellent and incredibly well written. It's a lovely, incredibly cheerful piece of fluff and was an absolute joy to read all the way through.

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas [Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Gen]

Nancy supposed it was a sign of what her life had become that it didn't phase her to wake up and see Spiderman on the floor of her dorm room playing fetch with Tippy.

In which the Avengers et. al. decide to try out secret santa and I handwave where everyone is located almost as much as marvel does.

I have a secret love for Christmas fic, IT'S JUST SO FLUFFY AND HAPPY AND EVERYBODY IS FULL OF JOY AND STUFF, and this scratched that itch absolutely perfectly. It's basically a fic where the Avengers decide to do Secret Santa, and is exactly as fluffy and wonderful as that suggests. This fic definitely gets the tone of the comics, and is wonderfully fun to squish my cheeks over. It is basically the sweetest thing, and I am so very glad to have received it.



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 30th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, 5 fic!

And I'll definitely check out the Rivers of London/Dresden/WTNV. I love the sound of that.
Dec. 31st, 2015 09:50 am (UTC)
I know! And the crossover one was really well written too. :D
Dec. 30th, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
Two J'onn/Clark fics *v* guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow night while everybody's out partying LOL
Dec. 31st, 2015 09:51 am (UTC)
They were both so good! I honestly wasn't expecting to get any of the sort, but apparently the Yuletide gods smiled kindly upon me this year. :D
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