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Ilona ([personal profile] korpi) wrote2010-12-27 05:43 am
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yuletide 2010 recs

A Lesson in Uselessness, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast. Alice visits Belle's castle. (!!)

The World Inverted, Persona 4 (Naoto/Rise). Some time after the end of the game, Rise asks Naoto to take her on a date. Makes the pairing work and handles Naoto well.

I Am Acton Bell's Metaphorical Manhood, Hark! A Vagrant (Brontë sisters). The naming of the author.

"If we get published as women, critics will write shit like: the Authors show a surprisingly deep understanding of the English literary tradition, for a bunch of old maids living on the Moors."

The Development of Smash, Feminist Hulk. An interview with the Feminist Hulk.

Five times the Xenophobe almost dumped its crew and one reason it didn't, Iain M. Banks's Culture novels. ENTIRELY READABLE WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF THE BOOKS. I love well-written AI's.

Awake, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey (Jimenez, Louisa). AFTER THAT VERY SPOILERY THING WITH JIMENEZ HALFWAY THROUGH THE GAME, Jimenez gets a strange visitor.

Modern Warfare, Eyeshield21 (Hiruma/Mamori). They are so beautiful together.

The Lonely Traveler, Mushishi. Case fic.

The Village of Strangers, Mononoke. Case fic.

Four Seasons, Oglaf (very NSFW). Lesbian mercenary after the Snow Queen ordeal.

"Weaker" Sex, Oglaf. Kronar's son grows up. (HILARIOUS)

Varför måste vi bo i jävla kuk - Åmål?, Fucking Åmål (Agnes/Elin). Life afterwards.

Desert Rain, Elfquest (Rainsong, others). Cutter is gone, the pack is broken.

The Never-Green Tree, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. ...If you've read the novel, read this. Amazing worldbuilding.

Soldiers, soldiering on, Disney's Mulan. Scenes left out of the film.

Journey, Petshop of Horror (Leon). One more take on the only plot anyone seems to write: after the last volume, Leon is still searching...

The Art of Courtly Love, Arthurian legend (Arthur/Guinevere/Lancelot). I'm perfectly aware that I'm projecting my love for Cecil/Kain/Rosa onto this fic. Speaking of which!

Content With This Winter, Final Fantasy IV (Cecil/Kain). Turns porny halfway through so I stopped reading there, but does an amazing job at bringing Baron alive before that. Rosa is a bit too perfect, but I haven't seen anyone manage to do the OT3 without that, so. :/

Halves and Holes, Final Fantasy VI (Terra/Shadow, various other characters). Amazingly vivid post-game fic about the world after. Filled with so many wonderful details, like Tina Terra figuring out how to read people's expressions, potion experiments... Not really a romance as such, mostly just Terra and Shadow interacting, and everyone being themselves.

Love-Rejecting Aino, Kalevala.

Nine Card Spread Cain saga (Cain, Riff, Michaela, Merryweather). Scenes revisited from the last three volumes.

Hanged I Shall Be, Cain saga (Cain/Riff, OCs). Case fic. Victorian POV is the best POV.

Boxes and Bicycles, Foyle's War (Sam, others). Samantha has a series of bad mornings.

Ripples, Natsume Yuujinchou (Tanuma). Tanuma's life, with some Natsume on the side. ...♥ ;_;

Early on a Saturday, Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle (Howl/Sophie). Howl and Sophie go baby-shopping.

Invasion and Inscrutability, Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (the Raven King, Gentleman with thistledown hair). They knew each other before.

And happy belated holidays, everyone!

[identity profile] mairenn-k.livejournal.com 2010-12-28 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't been following Yuletide at all this year, but there are many fics on this list that I definitely will check out when I get the time. (Seriously, a Fucking Åmål fic? I never thought I'd come across something like that!)

By the way, I got your card today! ♥ Thank you so very much, that picture is beautiful - I love how you drew and colored it. I feel very honored to be associated with Reiko, she's one of my favorite fictional characters ever!

[identity profile] kor-pi.livejournal.com 2011-01-20 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
orz late reply

A relief to hear that you liked the card, I always feel a bit unsure about making fandom-related things for holidays like Christmas. Reiko ♥

Re: Yuletide. If you haven't read it already, the Alice in Wonderland/Beauty and the Beast -crossover was something that especially caught my attention this year.