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Yuletide Recs

This year, I got two (count them two gifts for Yuletide, both for my Downtime prompt (crossed with the SJS audios and Sarah Jane Adventures) and both, I suspect, by the same author.




New World Alumni (1212 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Downtime (Reeltime 1995), Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane Smith (Big Finish Audio), Doctor Who
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sarah Jane Smith, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Summary:

Sarah keeps going back to New World University.


I love the way Kate's and Sarah's paths keep leading them back to New World University and how the author worked in bits of Sarah's history. You should all run and read it now.

A History of New World University (665 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Downtime (Reeltime 1995), Sarah Jane Adventures
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah Jane Smith
Summary:

Trinity Wells' report on New World University.


I could be mistaken, but this reads like a snippet of the story that was supposed to be my mainfic but didn't work out to be long enough. I'm so glad the author decided to share it with me anyway because I loved it more than words can say.

25 other recs, in:
Yuletide (Anthropomorfic)
Young Wizards (2)
War for the Oaks
Warehouse 13 (2)
Trixie Belden
Summerland - Michael Chabon
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries/Firefly
Sarah Jane Adventures
Sapphire & Steel/Discworld
Queen's Thief
Star Wars/Disney Princesses
President's Daughter
Phineas and Ferb
Phantom Tollbooth/Lord of the Rings/Narnia
My Little Pony (1984)
Mets Broadcaster RPF
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Gallifrey (Big Finish Audio)
Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23
Blake's 7
Code Name Verity/Ballet Shoes
Chronicles of Narnia/Wicked Girls
Batgirl/Doctor Who




The Bears and the Bees (1031 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Yuletide (Anthropomorfic)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Yuletide - Character, Hippos (Anthropomorfic), Bears (Anthropomorfic), Goats (Anthropomorfic)
Summary:

Yuletide gets letters.


Bears have a bad reputation in Yulechat, so it's not surprising they'd want to fight back. Just the sort of crack I was hoping for.

On Hazardous Seas (3225 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Young Wizards - Diane Duane
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Carmela Rodriguez
Summary:

Four ways Carmela changed the universe and one way it changed her.


I do love a good Carmela story and this is one of the best I've read.

Five Things Tom and Carl Did in College (In the First Semester Alone) (5553 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Young Wizards - Diane Duane
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carl Romeo/Tom Swale
Characters: Carl Romeo, Tom Swale
Summary:

His grandfather is laughing, sitting on Carl's new dorm room bed, while Carl tries to hide his Manual among the fantasy books on the shelf above his desk. When Carl asks, "What's so funny?" his grandfather just laughs harder.


Subtle setting crossover with Pamela Dean's Tam Lin and a look at Tom and Carl pre-series? Yes, please.

In Kind (3459 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: War for the Oaks - Emma Bull
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Characters: Phouka (War for the Oaks), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Summary:

Jazz Age prequel for War for the Oaks. Ruby Kind comes to Saint Paul looking to get away from life in Hibbing. She finds the Wabasha Street Speakeasy, Miss Winter, and Mr. Pook.

Dear Daisy Ninja Girl,

I dithered mightily about giving you this present. I dithered. But you said you appreciated that quality of Ms. Bull's works, in that they soar while they cut you. So. It's winter in Minnesota as I write this. It's beautiful. It also kills people.

(Heart-felt thanks to St. Aurafina, Lilacsigil, and Likeadeuce for assistance, hand-holding, and beta-reading.)


Lovely historical look at the faerie courts in War for the Oaks. There was some great historical stuff this year.

The Idiot's Guide to Christmas (1842 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Artie Nielsen, Myka Bering, Pete Lattimer, Leena (Warehouse 13), Claudia Donovan, Steve Jinks
Summary:

It's Christmas time at the Warehouse.


Light, funny Christmas fic.

To End All Wars (4890 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Irene Frederic/Helena "H.G." Wells
Characters: Irene Frederic, Helena "H. G." Wells, William Wolcott
Summary:

Paris, 1920. H.G. Wells is unexpectedly awoken to assist in a Warehouse emergency: new Caretaker Irene Frederic is missing.


Helena and Mrs. Frederic, both brilliantly portrayed.

Honey Trap (3649 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Trixie Belden Mysteries - Julie Campbell Tatham & Kathryn Kenny
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Trixie Belden/Jim Frayne
Characters: Trixie Belden, Jim Frayne, Honey Wheeler, Dan Mangan
Summary:

Growing up is all about figuring out what you want.


A great look at how the dreams we have growing up can mutate out of our control.

Make Believe (1293 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Summerland - Michael Chabon
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rodrigo Buendía, Jennifer T. Rideout
Summary:

There is a drawer. It is not a fancy drawer, or even corporea, some of the time. And the contents of this drawer is one the most precious currency there is. For this drawer holds stories and tales that were just off enough to never be told. Usually they come covered in red ink warning about facts and the difference between reality and fiction.

Now, if you were to look in that drawer, you might find this story, filed but never run, about the comeback year of Rodrigo Buendia.


A legend from the world of Summerland that would be right at home in any book of baseball lore.

Like Comets (3695 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Firefly, Serenity (2005)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson, Kaylee Frye/Simon Tam, Hugh Collins/Dorothy "Dot" Williams
Characters: Phryne Fisher, Jack Robinson, Dorothy "Dot" Williams, Malcolm Reynolds, Simon Tam, Jayne Cobb, Kaylee Frye, Hugh Collins
Summary:

There's a 'verse to be saved, and who better to save it than the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher.


An expert fusion of two fandoms that go together surprisingly well.

Homework Ethics (1427 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sarah Jane Adventures
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Luke Smith, Clyde Langer, Maria Jackson
Summary:

Clyde teaches Luke about homework, bullies and being popular.


A story from the early days of SJA. Luke and Clyde are both perfectly in character.

Of Elements and Existence (2642 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel, Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Steel (Sapphire and Steel), Sapphire (Sapphire and Steel), Silver (Sapphire and Steel), Death (Discworld), Mustrum Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax, Gytha "Nanny" Ogg
Summary:

There are some places even Elements should never go. The Discworld is unquestionably one of them...


Speaking of fandoms that shouldn't work together. This is precisely how it would have happened.

A Good Friend (3031 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Eddis (Queen's Thief), Attolia (Queen's Thief), Eugenides (Queen's Thief), Sophos (Queen's Thief)
Summary:

Heiro, the little sister of Lady Themis, befriends Attolis.


I really liked Heiro in this.

Star Princesses of Long Ago and Far Away (1682 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Disney Princesses, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Star Wars - All Media Types, Pocahontas (1995), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Cinderella (1950), Tangled (2010), Mulan (1998), Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Princess and the Frog (2009), Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Snow White, Pocahontas (Disney's Pocahontas), Belle (Disney's Beauty and the Beast), Cinderella (Disney Princess), Rapunzel (Tangled), Fa Mulan, Esmeralda (Disney), Tiana (Princess and the Frog), Aurora (Disney Princess)
Summary:

Long, long ago, and far, far away, princesses held their own.


Snippets of the Disney Princesses in the Star Wars universe with some completely unexpected twists.

Truth In The Telling (1835 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: President's Daughter series - Ellen Emerson White
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Preston Fielding/Megan Powers
Characters: Meghan Powers, Preston Fielding, Beth Shulman, Neal Powers, Katharine Vaughn Powers
Summary:

Secrets, and damn secrets.


A post-series look at Meghan and Preston's relationship that felt true to both characters.

A Moment in Time (1273 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Phineas and Ferb
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Vanessa Doofenshmirtz & Stacy Hirano, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro & Stacy Hirano
Characters: Stacy Hirano, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz, Isabella Garcia-Shapiro, Ginger Hirano, Milly (Phineas And Ferb), Gretchen (Phineas And Ferb), Candace Flynn, Perry (Phineas And Ferb)
Summary:

When Stacy, Vanessa, and the Fireside Girls are the only ones not affected by Dr. Doofenshmirtz' freezinator, they must work together to save not only themselves, but the entire Tri-State Area.


I love a good Vanessa story and I also love how Stacy figures out how to save the day here.

visible cities (2258 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster (ill. Jules Feiffer), Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Milo
Summary:

Milo goes on another adventure.


I've never been a big fan of the Phantom Tollbooth, but this made me want to go back and reread it.

The Bad Dad (8206 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: My Little Pony
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Megan (My Little Pony), Masquerade - Character, Wind Whistler, Original Male Character, Majesty, Heart Throb, Paradise - Character, Mirror Mirror - Character
Summary:

Megan is invited to Dream castle for tea. Then the Hooves started gettin' Heavy.


A new story set during the original series. ♥

It's the Walks That'll Kill Ya (3463 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mets Broadcaster RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Kevin Burkhardt, Keith's Mustache
Summary:

When the zombie apocalypse comes to CitiField, it's up to the Mets' broadcast team to figure out how to stop it. Turns out, the answer is right under their nose.


I don't normally read RPF but this was absolutely brilliant.

Prince Charming Gets Married (4262 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom - Christopher Healy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Ella/Liam, Frederic/Gustav
Characters: Ella (The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom), Prince Frederic (The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom), Prince Gustav (The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom), Princess Lila (The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom)
Summary:

Gustav is stuck comforting a devastated Frederic after Ella marries Liam. Meanwhile, Lila helps her new sister discover the hidden delights of life in the castle.


This has to be one of my favorite new books this year, and I'm so glad to see fic for it.

A Pleasant Othermass Evening (1387 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gallifrey (Big Finish Audio)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: One-sided Irving Braxiatel/Romana II, Leela/Romana II, Leela/Narvin/Romana II
Characters: Irving Braxiatel, Eighth Doctor, Leela (Doctor Who), Romana II, Narvin (Doctor Who)
Summary:

Braxiatel's Othermass party does not go to plan.


Typical Doctor, typical Brax

Oscar Season, Worst Season (2073 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: James Van Der Beek, Chloe (Apartment 23), June Colbern
Summary:

Every single time James van der Beek has something to announce about his life, it gets overshadowed by June and Chloe. It's almost like he isn't the most important, most famous person in this friend group.

Or, June is disgusted by Chloe's blatant disregard for her belongings but overcomes it to be supportive of James. But, seriously, June writes her name on all of her food. There's no way Chloe didn't know.

Or, alternatively, Chloe is only interested in this conversation if it means June will stop yapping at her. Plus, James is her friend. Whatever.


[personal profile] fox1013 always gets the best fic. And introduces me to the most crackish of fandoms.

A Quarter to Midnight (1048 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dayna Mellanby/Del Tarrant
Characters: Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant
Summary:

Tarrant and Dayna find themselves locked in a vault.


Great character study. Made me want to watch Blake's 7 again.

The Surly Bonds of Earth (1278 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein, Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Maddie Brodatt, Petrova Fossil
Summary:

Sometimes you run into the person you need to meet.

Note: This is set post-Code Name Verity so it has spoilers for the book! If you're planning to read CNV, go do that first. It's one of those books that really benefits from being unspoiled.


Pay attention to the warning in the summary - I agree with the author that it's best read unspoiled. Code Name Verity wasn't my favorite book of the year (though everyone else seems to adore it) but this story made me realise I liked it better than I thought I did.

No Longer a Friend of Narnia (645 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wicked Girls (album) - Seanan McGuire, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Susan Pevensie
Summary:

Susan refuses to tell fairytale stories.


Another take on "the problem of Susan" and one that makes perfect sense to me.

Wibbly Wobbly Universe (Batgirl & the Doctor #1) (2342 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Batgirl (Comics), Doctor Who, DCU - Comicverse
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Stephanie Brown, The Doctor (Doctor Who), Dick Grayson, Bruce Wayne
Summary:

“You not existing is a major screw-up on the part of the universe, Stephanie Brown,” the Doctor says.


Trust the Doctor to fix things. Or something. Now if he could only do something about the lack of Stephanie Brown in the comics.

As you may notice, I tackled the archive from Z to 1. I'm sure I missed some - I've barely scratched the surface of the archive.

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