Yuletide was both fun and stressful! The assignment I got was incredibly challenging and out of my comfort zone, but I tried really hard. The fic I got (So Many Miles and So Long
) was astounding in quality. I loved it a lot. And I'm extra, extra glad there is more Lord Roxton/Edward Malone fic in this world now. I mean, it was practically canon, considering how it ended. It's a relationship I get really flaily about, because the subtext was delicious. Oh, and fairyniamh
also wrote me a Stanley Kids Series fic called Boys Are Dumb
! So it wasn't exactly IN Yuletide, but it was inspired BY Yuletide, and I was thrilled with it.
And I wrote three fics for Yuletide. :) For my main fic, I wrote a threesome! With two women and a man! I still don't think I managed to make it very sexy, but I do think it's kind of pretty. It's called The Distance Between Stars
, and I really liked how I framed it. That I was really proud of! :)
Then I wrote A Very Happy Hitchhiker's Christmas and fucked up the title because OF COURSE I DID, but it's fixed now, so just hush. This is my best story in years. Thursday_Next had a prompt that just grabbed me, and since I've always wanted to play in that fandom I thought I'd give it a whirl. And OMG I LAUGHED SO HARD WRITING IT. Basically, this fic was just like my wildest Snarry fics--totally improbable and a blast to write.
It was also the fic that featured the Windolene, so thank you to my oh-so-British flisties for the suggestion. :)A Very Happy Hitchhiker’s Christmas
(4248 words) by abstractconcept
Fandom: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur Dent/Ford Prefect
Characters: Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox
Summary: In which Arthur Dent gets just what he wanted for Christmas, except the tea, and Ford Prefect gets the thing he's been pining for.
“You’re always going on about your spleen, like it’s so great.” Ford poked Arthur in the chest with a certain drunken belligerence.
And then, ha ha, because I was just SURE writing a case!fic for Pushing Daisies would be easier than writing a threesome with het (AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHHAHAHAAAAAAaaaahahahaahahahaahahahahhaha: IT'S TOTALLY FUCKING NOT EASIER AT ALL) I tried my hand at that.Oh, wow, mysteries are hard. Plus, you know, it was the last thing I wrote and right in the middle of the holidays, so I had limited brainpower for it. So basically I threw some brainstorming together back in late November, then ignored the whole thing until approximately two days prior to Yuletide, then sat down and wrote the whole thing in a panic, and threw it at fairyniamh, who, to her credit, found time to beta it and get it back to me ON CHRISTMAS EVE, how's that for amazing? <3 So yeah, I'd like to say if I had another week to work on it, it would be more polished, but let's face it, I just would have procrastinated even longer, so. I would have liked to put in another subject and I left out a pun and I might have tweaked a couple of things, but to be honest? It's still one of the better things I've written. And it's long, I mean for something I wrote in two days. Also, it's gen! It's funny and alliterative and I think I stayed really, really true to the tone of the show, so on the whole I'm super proud of it. Plus, the recipient liked it and so did other people, and that was really nice. :) The reviewers were super kind to me, and it was really appreciated. That pretty much describes my whole Yuletide experience!
For Love or Money (10937 words) by abstractconcept
Fandom: Pushing Daisies
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Charlotte Charles/Ned (Gen)
Characters: Ned (Pushing Daisies), Charlotte, Emerson Cod, Olive Snook
Summary:Little Daisy Darling (salesperson of the month and Olive Snook Look-alike) seemed to be in love with her boss, Huge Hugh McGrew, a very dead ringer for Emerson Cod. But Hugh was in love with his wife, the equally plus-sized Rustie McGrew. When Huge Hugh finds himself with a cord around his neck and three holes in his chest, Miss Daisy is the prime suspect.
Also I tried to LJ-cut this but it keeps fucking up the formatting. I'm sorry. :(