Right off the bat: I had a fantastic time this Yuletide. Even if I hadn’t gotten anything at all it would have been pretty freaking sweet; it was super exhausting but incredibly motivating. Yuletide and adjacent activities this year got me into so many new fandoms, and let me revisit some older ones. It was awesome.
This year I received two fics, both of them fantastic, and I’m beyond pleased with both of them. When The Lips And Skin Remember
, by misslucyjane; Only Lovers Left Alive
, 9.5k. My writer this year wrote me a beautiful, careful, and long
fic set in an AU where Ian becomes a vampire rather than just getting snacked on, and how he ends up nestling into Adam and Eve’s household (which is to say, pretty damn well). I mentioned how much I loved all the chill down-time moments in the film with vampires just hanging out together, and asked for a little speculation about how vampirism itself works in this universe, where our principal leads even came from -- this writer delivered absolutely wonderfully on all these things and totally went above and beyond. Per Verba Presenti
, Duchess Of Malfi
, by El Staplador; drabble-length. This one is pretty brief -- the Duchess considering her secret marriage and what it signifies -- but it’s absolutely lovely.
This year I wrote… a whole bunch of stuff, apparently, by my usual standards. ( Fandoms: 14th Century CE RPF; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Funny Games (2007); Shakespeare (Henry IV&Hamlet); Iliad - Homer; Kingdom Of Heaven; Leopold And Loeb RPF (Historical Criminals RPF); Mystery Of Edwin Drood; Only Lovers Left Alive; Tiny Detectives )