personally victimized by cassie sandsmark (dudski) wrote,
personally victimized by cassie sandsmark
dudski

I CLIMBED YULETIDE MOUNTAIN AND ALL I GOT WERE THESE RECS

Maaaaaaaaaaaan Yuletide reading took it out of me this year. I PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE QUIT, AND I DIDN'T, AND THAT'S ON ME, but life somehow felt more demanding this year than it was when I was spending this time of year working 60-hour weeks and somehow still doing an obscene amount of Yuletide reading. WHO KNOWS. MAYBE I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT.

Anyway, TOP TEN, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, EXCLUDING THE FICS THAT WERE WRITTEN FOR ME BECAUSE IF I START SCREAMING ABOUT THAT AGAIN I'LL NEVER STOP:

-we'll be doing what we do (just pretending that we're cool) by subwaycars (Ultimate Spider-Man)

“Hah,” Ganke says, and then there’s a click, the door swinging open. Ganke’s face pops around the frame, grinning. Miles can see the moment he notices Kate. His eyes go wide, mouth dropping open. Kate waves.

“Dude,” Ganke says with feeling. Miles knows. Miles
so knows.

UH, OKAY, SO THIS FIC IS PRECISELY ONE OF THE POSSIBLE FUTURES THAT I DREAM ABOUT WHEN I DREAM ABOUT ULTIMATE COMICS: SPIDER-MAN NOT ENDING WITH CATACLYSM. CRYING ABOUT IT. FOREVER. GOD, I JUST WANT THIS SO MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCH, AND FOR THIS TO THEN EXPAND INTO A FULL YOUNG ULTIMATES TEAM, JUST GIVE ME THAT, MARVEL, I'VE EARNED IT.

-Seven Years, on Repeat by Steelneko (Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask)

Link is eleven when he gets back to Hyrule. He's spent so many weeks living the same three days over and over he's completely lost track of what day or month it is. It seems like fall, he supposes, but he's not sure if it's even the same year. He feels like he lived an entire lifetime in Termina.

He wonders if that makes this his third go around.


-The Theodorakis Guide to the Heirs of North America by galaxysoup (The Westing Game)

“Are you... here to ask my permission to date him?”

Turtle scowls. “Well, I barely know your parents,” she snaps.

It does make sense. Turtle’s fond of her father and has come to an understanding with her mother, but she’s always valued her relationship with Angela most. In Turtle’s mind Chris is definitely the one with the biggest stake in Theo’s personal life.


-Un coeur rempli de chagrin, les mains remplis de regret by Amand_r (Orange is the New Black)

She offered something hand wavey and silent to Healy when he started to say that he was sorry again, because she knew he wasn't. If he was sorry for all the shit that happened to everyone in here, he'd have hanged himself in a fucking closet somewhere.

-For us, There is no Elsewhere by lc2l (His Dark Materials)

Dame Hannah laughs. "I was just thinking of that evening with the master of Jordan, when you would only tell us your story if we promised to believe it first."

Lyra smiles self-consciously, like any other woman being reminded of what she was like as a girl. "Turns out you can't use that before proposing a theory to a room full of scholars." She turns her head to glance at the clock.


-Ten Thousandth Try by myrifique (The Mindy Project)

“Tiny Castellano thought regular bears were just dirty polar bears, Morgan is going to burst in here talking about his dog, and also, do you want ten thousand dollars,” said Mindy in a bored voice.

“How many times have you told this to me?” Danny asked, amused.

“I’m not sure. There were two or three weeks where I came straight home after my morning delivery and watched all the TV in the world. Maybe I’m meant to become a TV reference, right? Maybe the universe’s higher purpose for sending me this ordeal is so I can finally watch Orange is the New Black for the fourth time.”


-Running to Arrive by Traincat (Iron Man: Armored Adventures)

“I’m going to do it,” she said. Tony looked up, staring straight at her.

“Well, yeah,” he said after a second. “Of course
you’re going to do it.”

"Right," she said, exhaling. There were a million butterflies in her stomach. She punched the air.

Pepper Potts, Agent of SHIELD. It had a great ring.


-Witness by Wildgoosery (Gravity)

The man had gotten out of the truck. Now he stood beside Private Bergen, his expression serious. “Where is the capsule?” he asked in crisp accented English.

Ryan pointed to the lake behind her. “There was a fire in the cabin,” she said. “I had to open the hatch.”

The man wrote something on a small pad of paper. Bergen frowned. “Doctor Stone, are you saying you were on board?”


-Life Important by moirariordan (The Fifth Element)

A few days later, Korben flips on the morning news feed and sees a photo of him and Leeloo half-asleep at the ceremony, with the president behind them zoning out, staring at the ceiling. The accompanying story sounds so scandalized that it could've been written by Cornelius himself.

He shows it to Leeloo, who laughs merrily through a giant mouthful of Frutie-loo cereal. "Whoops," she says.


-Tyra and Tami in Five Short Chapters

Tyra writes two more sentences, then scowls at the page again. "Are you one of those moms who thinks coffee's gonna stunt my growth?"

Tami's first response is to say yes, but she looks at Tyra and reconsiders. "I'm not generally in favor of giving coffee to high school kids," she admits, "but I think the time for stunting your growth is behind you."

Tyra's face brightens. "Y'all got milk and sugar in the faculty lounge?" she asks.


Aaaaaaaaaaaand here are some that are the kind of thing that make you glad Yuletide exists because how else would things like this get written:

-She Likes The Way You Sing by Calliotrope, aka a Now You See Me/Leverage pre-canon crossover where Henley and Parker are friends as kids.
-Hold On To This Lullaby by NicoleAnell, fic for the short film Cargo.
-Hello Operator, Please Give Me Number Nine by Starlingthefool, Calvin and Hobbes fic about Suzie playing Calvinball with Death.
-An Analysis of the Implicit Rules of Expletive Infixation (Or, Where the Fuck do You Put the Fucking Fuck?) by salifiable, about the Mystery Solving Teens from Hark! A Vagrant.
-Mingled by schwarmerei1, because why WOULDN'T Alicia/Kalinda pon farr fic exist eventually?
-Growth Cycle by tuesday, Sims fic that pulls off the balance of incorporating aspects of gameplay without being more gimmick than substance.

AND HERE'S THE BEST OF EVERYTHING ELSE I LIKED, IN MORE OR LESS THE ORDER I READ IT IN. I'M NOT EVEN MAKING REAL LINKS ANYMORE. I'M SO TIRED. I HAVE ACTUAL REAL WORLD RESPONSIBILITIES TO TEND TO. [AND ALSO THE YEAR END MEME.] PS WITH YULETIDE I ALWAYS START OBSCURE AND THEN WORK MY WAY UP TO MAINSTREAM AND THIS YEAR I BASICALLY DIDN'T READ ANYTHING FOR SHOWS PEOPLE ACTUALLY WATCH. I ASSUME YOU ALL DID THAT ON DAY 1. I WAS SO TIRED AND THERE WERE SO MANY OF THEM. LET THE INTERNET GUIDE YOU.

-THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE, we must strive for perfection: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1095646
-DEAD LIKE ME, Leap Before You Look: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096069
-WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER, nothing to keep us apart: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096549
-SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, To The Stars: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1100077
-THE UNUSUALS, second squad, this is delahoy, be advised: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1099009
-MORNING GLORIES, Girls, unbreasted, wear guns like earrings: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096546 [AKA SOMEONE WROTE CASEY/JADE FIC WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO]
-HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE, In Which Lettie Makes Demands: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1099638
-THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, You Will Always Be In Front of Me, Even As I Disappear From View: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096488
-CATFISH RPF, When God closes a door: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1036178
-LEGALLY BLONDE, Serious: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096237
-THE PROPOSAL, The Honeymoon: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1094687
-VEEP, Hand in Unlovable Hand: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1099818
-VEEP, even the Antichrist can kiss: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1088644
-GO ON, Often Go Awry: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096748
-GRAVITY FALLS, to be a free someone: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1100731
-MULAN, two hares running side by side: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1100111
-DISNEY PRINCESSES, Four Things That Weren't Adequately Covered in Mulan's R.A. Training: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1085502
-HAWKEYE, Backup: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1094140
-HAWKEYE, And Never Brought to Mind: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1096173
-JUSTIFIED, Carry Your Men, And Their Dead Too: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1080602
-BROOKLYN NINE NINE, Hands: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2013/works/1088792

REMIND ME OF THIS FEELING NEXT CHRISTMAS WHEN I'M OPENING TABS. REMIND ME HOW THIS FELT. I'M SO TIRED.

ETA, I COMPLETELY FORGOT: I wrote this:

greater than or equal to
Some Girls (BBC)

Most things about the world make sense if you know which numbers to pay attention to.

WHAT A SURPRISE THAT THE FIC THAT WAS BASICALLY A LOVE LETTER TO SPREADSHEETS WAS BY ME, AMIRITE? Okay but that's not why we're ETA-ing, we're ETA-ing because of the OTHER Some Girls fic in the collection, BLT by sophieisgod, which is about Saz coming out as bi and then Saz/Holli, and it's GREAT, and I'M LEGIT IN AWE OF HOW SHE NAILED THE FEEL OF THE SHOW, WHAT A GOOD JOB.

This entry was originally posted at http://dudski.dreamwidth.org/1465185.html because FUCK LIVEJOURNAL, FOR SERIOUS. You can comment over there or over here, I really don't care, but eventually you're all going to join me on DW, let's be real.
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