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Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote2011-01-02 11:29 pm

Yuletide Recs

Yuletide worked out well for me this year. I ended up with six positive comments (including my recipient) and five kudos, which made me extremely happy. My fic received some extremely useful last-minute editing from my friends.

In return, I lucked out! I received not only my Yuletide fic for Red, but a Yuletide Madness fic for Ooku. I'll definitely try to do Yuletide again next year. On to the recs!

Arts & Sciences RPF

The Knight of Infinite Resignation: His love for that princess would become for him the expression of an eternal love, would assume a religious character, would be transfigured into a love of the eternal being, which true enough denied the fulfillment but nevertheless did reconcile him once more in the eternal consciousness of its validity in an eternal form that no actuality can take away from him.

Beauty and the Beast

Shades of Bittersweet: What if Belle married Gaston? A series of vignettes set ten years after Gaston's ultimatum.


God Save The King (And Other Animals): When Private Baldrick bursts in with incredible news, Blackadder is skeptical. This is, in large part, because Private Baldrick is always wrong.


Beauty I'd Always Missed: Lex had learned the words in the rookery, teasing things to call the other hatchlings, expressions without meaning or context, only "different."

Hark! A Vagrant

The Squid is a Metaphor: There can be no secrets on a pirate ship. Nor, perhaps, should there be.

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Benediction: Yeine visits Darr, afterward.

The Hunger Games

Achilles Heel: Finnick’s Games. The ones he plays in, the ones he wins, and the ones he’s still a pawn in ever after.

Out of the Night: An Interview with a Mockingjay: "I didn't love Peeta. That was all for the cameras." After twenty-five years, Katniss Everdeen breaks her long silence to speak to our star reporter.

The Lion in Winter

Mnemosyne: Memory is unreliable. This is more of a tragedy for some than for others.

Mass Effect

Carving Out A New Heart: For Tali, life is a series of adjustments and readjustments.


Four Seasons: Four seasons in the life of the hot lesbian mercenary.

”weaker” sex: Kronar's son was named Beth, and she knew from very early on that she was different. She wore the Bow of Honor, after all, and none of the other kids got to fight wolves until they were at least three.

What To Do On A Day Off: Two guards and a mid-tier bureaucrat find their day off interrupted by an unusual problem. All in a day's work for the employees of the Mistress.

A Heroic Rescue: "I'm here to save you! Heroically! With sex!"


Cho Hakkai Climbs: Terutsuna is a man, but what kind of man?

Beacon:Iemitsu and Arikoto have different ideas as to the purpose of revealing herself as shogun.


The Game Is a Lie: GLaDOS: the artificial intelligence that cried wolf.

Sociology RPF

Many Forms of Resistance: No one had ever expected a critical theory conference to end so poorly. The worst you could usually expect was that someone would get wine thrown on them.

A Softer World

That'll Teach the Landlord for Saying, "All Utilities Included": People are driving to their jobs. We're in your basement building a time machine.

Tortall – Tamora Pierce

It Could Be Worse: What if there was an ever after for Alanna and Jon?

Vorkosigan Saga – Lois McMaster Bujold

Deeper Games: A look into Gregor's mind during The Warrior's Apprentice

His Mother's Son: A child is born on Athos.

World of Warcraft

What A Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Visions: Jaina encourages Varian to listen to Thrall's message from the Maelstrom.

Young Wizards – Diane Duane

Revelations: Romantic evening at home + Senior duties = Complications