Longb'ox

internet

is there Tauriel and Legolas: orc-slaying bros fanart yet

if not why not

if yes give it to me pls

cooltrainershells:

2014: The year of WHY DON’T WE HAVE NEW SAILOR MOON YET?

BOASTING TIME YEAH

This was my assigned fic, which I’m really happy with and was really fun to write. I tried to fit in a bunch of different suggestions lost_spook gave while still making it flow well, and I think it worked? Anyway, it has step-sisters bonding and archaeologists upsetting ghosts, good times.

The avenues of time (4,343 words)
Fandom: The Chalet School
Characters: Mary-Lou Trelawney, Verity-Ann Carey
Summary: In which Mary-Lou Trelawney visits a town in the north of England; makes a surprising new acquaintance; and reminisces about her childhood.

The next two are treats, and while they’re both pretty readable I’m not 100% happy with them - if I’d had more time I would have worked out the ~themes~ a lot more, and I think Abby’s voice could have been a lot stronger. (But you guys should read them anyway.)

What Do the Lonely Do (at Christmas) (2,640 words)
Fandom: Batgirl
Characters: Stephanie Brown/Dick Grayson
Summary: AU. Bank robberies, gratuitous carol references, stabbings, and maybe even a miracle (or two)? Must be Christmastime in Gotham.

Something Old, Something New (3,780 words)
Fandom: Baby-Sitters Club
Characters: Abby Stevenson/Kristy Thomas, Mallory Pike/Jessi Ramsey, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill
Summary: With old friends back in Stoneybrook for a wedding, it’s the perfect time for Abby to catch up with her former BSC buddies. Or would be, if Kristy didn’t seem to be avoiding her.

Yuletide Recs M

although you know the snow will follow
Fandom(s): Magids Series
Characters: Roddy Hyde/Nick Mallory, Toby Hyde/Abrose Temple, Mrs Candace
Summary: Really excellent post-canon fic in which Roddy learns to deal with her powers, to forgive her friends, and manages to break an enchantment which has been keeping Blest imbalanced for far too long.

A Legally Good Christmas
Fandom(s): Manhunter
Characters: Kate Spencer, Damon Matthews
Summary: Kate Spencer defends a villain by day while hunting for his side-kick by night. An excellent look out how Kate balances her two roles.

Yuletide Recs L

All Politeness
Fandom(s): Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Character(s): William Darcy, Lizzie Bennet, Caroline Lee
Summary: William Darcy walks into a bar… brief but fun view of events from Darcy’s POV.

Grey Spires
Fandom(s): Lord Peter Wimsey
Character(s): Hilary Thorpe/Gerald Wimsey Viscount St George
Summary: Peter may or mayn’t be matchmaking, but Hilary and St George are going to make mischief either way.

Yuletide Recs I

The Pony’s Tale
Fandom(s): Tortall/The Immortals
Characters: Cloud, Skysong, Tahoi
Summary: Cloud dragon-sits. And remembers. Short and poignant.

What Happens in Hull
Fandom(s): The IT Crowd
Characters: Douglas Reynholm/April, Maurice Moss, Roy Trenneman
Summary: Douglas tries to win April back. The IT department gives him a few pointers. Fix-it fic which fits nicely into canon (and also I so needed Douglas/April to work out so this fic is what I’ve always wanted *___________*)

Yuletide Recs H

both so young and foolish
Fandom(s): Hackers
Characters: Dade Murphy, Kate Libby
Summary: A realistic take on the future of two bright kids; is it better to live well or stick with your principles?

Repercussions
Fandom(s): Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Characters: Hansel, Gretel
Summary: Gretel tries to cure Hansel of his diabetes, and Hansel tries to get used to the fact his sister’s a witch.

something beginning
Fandom(s): Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Characters: Mina, Gretel, Ben
Summary: Mina doesn’t die (but she does need to pee.)

An Analysis of the Implicit Rules of Expletive Infixation (Or, Where the Fuck do You Put the Fucking Fuck?)
Fandom(s): Hark! A Vagrant
Characters: Myster Solving Teens, Vanessa
Summary: Vanessa is bribed into accepting the Mystery Solving Teens as contributors for The Shit Talker. Swearing! Political intrigue! Mushrooms!

style is eternal
Fandom(s): Hawkeye
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, Lucky
Summary: A year in costumes (for the dog.)

Day Off
Fandom(s): Hawkeye
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, Lucky
Summary: Clint misses Kate and Lucky. The world isn’t quite willing to leave him alone.

In Which Lettie Makes Demands
Fandom(s): Howl’s Moving Castle
Characters: Lettie Hatter, Sophie Hatter, Wilzard Suliman, Howl Pendragon
Summary: Great post-canon piece on how Lettie becomes Suliman’s apprentice, not only in keeping with canon but also with excellent portrayals of all involved. Probably the best Howl fic I’ve read in ages.

Yuletide Recs F

Between Spaces
Fandom(s): Friends
Character(s): Rachel Geller, Monica Geller, Phoebe Buffay
Summary: Rachel learns about yarn, and eggs, and growing up. Set during the first season of Friends, and captures the feel of the show in its early days really well. Also: lady friendship fic!

Preach and Desist
Fandom(s): Father Ted
Character(s): Ted Crilly, Dougal McGuire, Jack Hackett, Mrs Doyle
Summary: Not everyone is happy about Ted’s podcast. Short but very funny and again, capture the show perfectly.

image

Weirdly Emelan fic is not something I crave?? Mostly I think because there is (or used to be anyway) so much shippy stuff and what I really want is to know all of their futures. Preferably from Pierce. I wish she’d skip the retrospective stuff and go straight for Tris at Lightsbridge, I need it in my life YESTERDAY

Yuletide Recs E

Conflict Resolution
Fandom(s): Emelan/Circle of Magic
Characters: Sandrilene fa Toren, Briar Moss, Duke Vedris fer Toren, Daja Kisubo
Summary: Sandry can handle problems the way that Tris does, that Briar does, that Daja does. Any which way, she’s perfectly capable of handling them by herself.

Dear
Fandom(s): Emeland/Circle of Magic
Characters: Trisana Chandler, Sandrilene fa Toren, Briar Moss, Daja Kisubo
Summary: While Tris is studying, her family keeps her up to date with news from home. While a good fic on its own merits, I especially love the mage name Tris chooses for herself at the end.