sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([hellboy] whoomch)

This is where I will be on my lunch break.

Fics that are awesome:
Damnation! by [ profile] indiana_j, Sherlock Holmes, in which Mary Morstan saves the day.
And Her Ruins by [ profile] sinuous_curve, Star Trek, in which Winona Kirk refuses to be held back.
and keep your powder dry by [ profile] penknife, Star Trek, in which Gaila kicks ass.
Sync by [ profile] alicamel, Leverage, in which Parker is off-kilter and hysterical.
What It Means to Me by [ profile] bluerosefairy, Glee, in which Mercedes pulls the Glee Club together around one of its own and happily gives up the spotlight.
Blonde Ambition by [ profile] nataliadarimini, Psych, in which Juliet crushes stereotypes and then stomps on them. And arrests them.
experiment by [ profile] asimaiyat, Scooby Doo, in which Velma is not going to take girls making assumptions and trying to use her as their personal experiment anymore. (Note: HAHAHAHAHAAA!!!)
and so on and on and on by [ profile] hyacinthian, Scooby Doo, in which Daphne is completely aware of what people think about her, and it's all wrong.
Loves Makes You Grow by [ profile] rise_your_dead, Hellboy, in which Liz steps out of her fireproof room.
shoulda woulda by [ profile] moirariordan, Royal Pains, in which Divya doesn't always want to be who everyone thinks she is.
Alphabet Soup by [ profile] effie214, NCIS, in which Colonel Mann re-learns how to be Holly.
be back soon by [ profile] fangirly_joy, iCarly, in which Sam thinks that pity-for-being-in-juvie is worse than juvie itself.
Just Give 'Er by [ profile] wasabi_girl1, How I Met Your Mother, in which Robin is sick of the Canada jokes.
Trust by [ profile] nightwalker, The Hunger Games, in which Rue decides who to trust.
not because you feel something or don't feel something by [ profile] hateable, Supernatural, in which Ava Wilson makes the choice: them or her.

Fics that I wrote:
what friends are for; Glee; Santana Lopez/Brittany; PG-13
language; True Blood; Jessica Hamby; R
eye for an eye; Glee; Rachel Berry[+Jesse St. James], PG
woman king, sword in hand; NCIS/Burn Notice; Ziva David + Fiona Glenanne, PG-13
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([mentalist] grace under fire)
Final rec post! The last few letters of the alphabet, along with other fics that I somehow missed along the way.

Please ignore any typos or incoherencies. Clearly, the best time to finish Yuletide recs is after New Years Day beers. It is snowing like balls outside. I don't think I'm getting out to see The Princess and the Frog tomorrow. Singing Mma Makutsi, you will have to wait until another day.

Handful of recs in: Finding Nemo, The Mummy, The Middleman, The Mentalist, True Blood, Up, Watchmen, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Where the Wild Things Are, Watchmen, Leverage, and White Collar )
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([leverage] parker is skeptical)
I am not going to finish my recs before the reveals; I only made it to the L's in Yuletide Madness and halfway through the T's in regular stories. SADFACE! I will have to finish over the weekend, while we are either lightly sprinkled upon or SNOWED IN BY THE STORM OF THE CENTURY, depending on whose weather forecast you're listening to.

(P.S. - I know I probably don't have to say this to my f-list, as y'all are fabulous, but for serious, Yuletide recipients of the world, comment on the fic you received. It makes me so sad to read a wonderful story and get to the end and see that the recipient never said a word; not even a simple 'thank you.' Most of my recipients were fabulous and wrote lovely comments right away, but I've seen quite a few stories where the intended recipient hasn't said a word, and it makes me want to hug anon authors.

That said, I still owe two of my authors more detailed comments. *sheepish*)


24 recs in: Leverage, Lilo and Stitch, Mary Poppins, MASH, Roald Dahl's Matilda, Mulan, Oregon Trail, Princess Tutu, Project Runway (RPF), Public Service Announcements, Roman Holiday, Runaways, Shaun of the Dead, Sherlock Holmes, Sons of Anarchy, and Temeraire )
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([misc] yuletide!!!)
First of many [ profile] yuletide recs! In fairly random order. I mostly post quotes instead of commentary, because I have SO MANY RECS that if I did full commentary for each, I would never finish this ever.

Also these rec quotes contain no italics or special formatting even if the original quotes did, because I'm pulling them off my delicious account.

SCOOBY DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? (all for meeee!)
Haunting Things (Real and Fake)
(If you have seen Scooby Doo on Zombie Island, you will immediately understand how amazing it is when I say that this fic is based on it. And if you haven't, it doesn't matter; you don't have to have seen it! All you need to know is that Zombie Island showed that the gang had gone their separate ways, tired of unmasking fake monsters, and that Daphne goes on to have a talk show while Velma owns a mystery bookstore. The fic is poignant and sweet and sad, primarily following Velma through her unrequited love for Daphne.)
“I’m sorry,” she says and sits down on the end of Velma’s sleeping bag. “I know you’re sad.”

“Why?” Velma asks. She wishes she had the words for what she’s feeling. Why are you leaving me? isn’t quite right, nor is Why don’t you love me? but both are as true as they are incorrect for what she wants to say.

The Mystery of Life
(How the gang is getting along post-series; absolutely delightful and lit up my Christmas morning. The revelation that Shaggy is a stoner is one of the most apt things EVER and thrills me to no freaking end.)
"You found our yearbook! Oh wow." Daphne took the book from Fred and started flipping through the pages. "Look at my signature to you! 'Dear Freddie, as long as the ocean waves... stay groovy! Hugs and Kisses'... how many x's and o's did I possibly need? 'Daffy.' Daffy!" She hooted. "Let's see what you put, Shag."

(This was a Yuletide treat for me, totally unexpected, and it is fabulous! The summary sets it up perfectly: Fred loves Velma, Velma loves Daphne, Daphne loves Shaggy, and Shaggy loves visiting all-you-can-eat buffets with his friend Scooby. It's a series of vignettes following relationships between the gang, and the insights that we gain are wonderful. Velma is awesome at Jeopardy and sudoku, and is totally kinky! Daphne realizes that she's known as the dumb pretty one and hates it!)
He used to sneak up behind her and pinch her waist and she'd give a little startled jump and let out a high pitched "Jinkies!" He'd give her a moment to compose herself and push her glasses back up her nose because they'd slipped, and then he'd throw both his arms around her. He could never guess what she was gonna be enthusiastic about ahead of time, but there was always something, like the time she came home, cheeks flushed, and said: "Hey, you know what? We've never tried tying each other up! Get some rope, let's go, let's go!"

Recs for: Hot Fuzz, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency [books & TV], Anastasia, Band of Brothers, Black Books, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cable & Deadpool, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, District 9, Glee, The Hardy Boys [books], Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Hellboy/BPRD [comics], Kristin Cashore's Graceling, How I Met Your Mother, Amelie, I Am Maru, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Lackadaisy, Archie comics, Alias [comic], Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, Burn Notice, Hercules )

sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([M*A*S*H] perhaps another solution?)
Oh man, I am so excited for the Yuletide reveals, you guys. I am totally going to gleefully stalk my authors; I am burning with curiosity as to who they are! Unfortunately, I will be traveling that day, but I ought to be around to chase fics all over the place to see who wrote what by the time I hit Boston that afternoon. Squee!

Revenge of the Recs! Fandoms starting with K through fandoms starting with X, with one H that I missed on my first time through; 40-odd recs in 30 or so fandoms.

Fandoms: How I Met Your Mother, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables books, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books, Little Miss Sunshine, Live Free or Die Hard, Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain, Love Actually, Mary Poppins, M*A*S*H, Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books, The Middleman, Mulan, The Mummy, National Treasure, Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, Once, Penny Arcade, The Princess Bride, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, RPF - Misc Actors, Sneakers, Sons of Anarchy, Spaced, Tropic Thunder, WALL*E, Watchmen, White Christmas, xkcd.

Another selection of things that are AWESOME )

Yuletide has been such a fantastic experience this year; I am so happy.
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([star trek] xenolinguist)
OKAY. Upon my first gleeful half-pass through the archives, I have about fifty recs. Some of these are being recced to high heaven, but a number are fandoms that I have yet to see touched by rec posts; a couple are stories where there is only one comment: mine, and that makes me sad, because they're fantastic!

Fandoms featured: The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series, Aladdin, Arrested Development, Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Avengers and New Avengers, Beauty and the Beast (Disney), Black Books, Burn Notice, Cable & Deadpool, Captain Britain and MI:13, Hellboy, Hot Fuzz, How I Met Your Mother, Ian Fleming's James Bond, iCarly, The Incredibles, Indiana Jones, Into the Woods, Iron Man (comics), and James Bond: Casino Royale.

(I am still making my way through writing reviews; I tend to read a batch, save links in delicious in a batch, rec in a batch, and then comment in a batch. I've got about 15 still to comment on. So, since I am linking this publicly, if you are one of the authors of one of these stories and have yet to see a comment from Lexie: you will. :D Last year, I sucked at commenting. This year, I am a fiend. Yay Yuletide!)

A selection of things that are AWESOME )

Ten letters down; twelve fourteen to go! I -- totally know how many letters are in the alphabet. Yes.
sotto_voce: Joshua Chamberlain staring into the distance, with caption "brains are sexy" ([M*A*S*H] smile)
I went through the entirety of the Yuletide archive and read through every single fandom that I know. DONE. \o/

As before, here are links to the stories that especially resonated with me. Or that made me shriek. Sometimes both at the same time.

18 recs in 14 fandoms, which are: M*A*SH, The Mummy, Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," Neverwhere, His Dark Materials, Pushing Daisies, RPF - Comic Industry, Shaun of the Dead, Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Simpsons, Spaced, Stardust, and Superbad.



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