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  1. Public Bookmark 14

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    She takes a breath and holds it with him.

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    30 Dec 2015

  2. Rec 81

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    Leia can think of a lot of things a budding heroine ought to know. Like if you feel a strange, inexplicable connection with a man you just met, don't kiss him. He might be your brother.

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    30 Dec 2015

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    Ow. Ow ow ow. But beautiful.

  3. Public Bookmark 1

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    The Master-Cobbler loses his best customer.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    A funny drabble that looks at what consequences the princesses’ freedom brings for more mundane folk.

  4. Public Bookmark 3

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    The youngest.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    This is an achingly lyrical drabble about what it means to the youngest princess to lose something she’s always known.

  5. Public Bookmark 16

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    On her wedding night to King Henry VIII, Katherine Parr discovers that a strange curse has been laid on all the queens of England...

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    29 Dec 2015

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    I love fairytales and I love Tudor history, so reading this mashup between the two was a joy. Picking Katherine Parr as the POV character was inspired – she usually doesn’t get as much attention as her more famous predecessors, but she was a really interesting figure and she shines in this fic. I also love little Elizabeth’s role. And it’s neat to read about all of Henry’s wives getting to know each other over the years.

  6. Public Bookmark 8

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    Malcolm has 18 hours to establish himself as a political colossus. Sam does it in five.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Okay, I love Sam Cassidy, fair warning. (I also love Malcolm Tucker, a whole fuckin’ lot, but for now we’ll confine ourselves to Sam.) This fic is unabashedly Sam-centric, and I love how excellent a partner she makes for Malcolm. She may gently push and pull a few levers, just little nudges with an innocent face, instead of swearing and threatening and browbeating people into compliance, but she’s excellent at what she does and it’s really satisfying to see Malcolm properly value her work. (Which is totally in-character for him.)

  7. Public Bookmark 10

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    Just what it says on the tin, the five most momentous cookies in Cookie Monster's life.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Cookies! And Cookie Monster at his most adorable. This one will bring a smile to your face.

  8. Public Bookmark 26

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    A single rumor could move mountains, or topple thrones. Sejanus had been very good at this game, but Hilarion knew better than to think it one of his own strengths. Then again, political acuity had gotten Sejanus imprisoned, his brother exiled, and his house doomed to crumble away with no son to inherit it, and Hilarion, for all his faults, would not make the same mistake twice.

    But he could not imagine standing before their cranky, sleep-rumpled king and telling Attolis that he ought to be careful of a mere rumor.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Outsider POV is one of my favorite techniques, and this story uses it very well. It’s great to see Gen’s adjustment to being King from the point of view of one of his attendants, and to see how the attendants have to adjust in turn. Attolia and Gen’s public discussions/arguments are particularly fun, and the process of Gen Steals Hilarion’s Allegiance is fantastic.

  9. Public Bookmark 8

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    Now that she's Jewish, what will Cindy do on Christmas?

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Don’t be scared away by the abundance of tags! This is a lovely fic that has lots of humor, lots of heart, and a perfect Cindy. Cindy and Suzanne’s and Cindy and Ginsberg’s scenes are my favorites. Although Chang is also fantastic!!

  10. Public Bookmark 13

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    "She will never love you. Not the way that you want," Vee had said, like it still had the possibility to hurt, like it wasn't an old wound, already scarred over; like Poussey hadn't already come to terms with the fact that when it came to love, what she wanted and what she got were two very different things.

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    Four times Poussey loved someone, and it didn't matter anyway, and the one time that maybe, just maybe, it might.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Poussey is my everything, so this angsty fic tore at my heartstrings in a perfectly painful way. Luckily for me and my heart, there is hope as well as loss.

  11. Rec 14

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    Saving the day is easy. Surviving the morning evening after the night before — not so much.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    So, I’ve wanted a really good Jedediah/Octavius first-time fic for FOREVER. (Doesn’t everyone who watches those movies?) And guess what? This is exactly that fic! It’s hilariously funny, with a spot-on Jed voice and lots of great one-liners, and it’s also absolutely adorable and gives the two of them their happy ending in a believable, wonderful way. Two cowboy thumbs up.

  12. Public Bookmark 2

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    The stories I didn’t write for Yuletide, told as drabbles.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Even if you don’t usually read drabbles, give these a shot. They’re hilarious. (And I would read all of them as full stories!)

  13. Public Bookmark 4

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    Archie starts to see the world from a new perspective and Wolfe gets some lobsters.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    I feel like Nero Wolfe is a particularly hard canon to pastiche, but this fic does a dang good job. It’s at once an excellent case fic, with plenty of Archie and Wolfe to enjoy, and a lovely pre-slash ‘realization’ piece. (And as always, Wolfe appears to be one step ahead…) I really enjoyed this one.

  14. Public Bookmark 9

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    A journey that began so long ago ends with a closing of distance.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    When the Emperor sends them on a mission together, Mulan and Shang overcome the awkwardness between them and grow closer. Along the way they deal with a couple Huns (naturally). Beautiful imagery, and a fun fluffy fic.

  15. Public Bookmark 30

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    “If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?” - Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

    Or, (mostly) together and (occasionally) apart, Matilda and Miss Honey measure their lives in heroines.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    I like the style and structure of this fic very much. Matilda’s heroines inspire the sections and give them themes, gently tracing her growing-up years and the happiness she finds with Miss Honey. (I also love the “Miss Honey and the vicar” subplot.) The dialogue is excellent, and the prose quite pretty.

  16. Rec 43

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    Contrary to her own expectations, Harriet found the various huntin’, shootin’, and fishin’ types remarkably easy to talk to. She asked after the huntin’, shootin’, and fishin’, they asked after the murder-writing business, and everyone agreed that the weather was very fine for this time of year and wasn’t the salmon good, what?

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Harriet and Peter are perfectly lovely in this, and I adore the holiday theme. Helen and the Duchess are excellent secondary characters, and Milly & Tilly are fabulous additions. Love the characterization, love the dialogue, love the little touches throughout that take the fic to the next level. Really well done.

  17. Public Bookmark 20

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    BERTIE STOP THE MOST DREADFUL THING STOP THERE IS TO BE A BALL AT BRINKLEY COURT STOP H AND I SURE TO BE DISCOVERED STOP CALL UPON YOUR HELP STOP SOME SUBTERFUGE WILL BE CALLED FOR STOP H SAYS NO USE ASKING YOU BUT PERHAPS JEEVES STOP

    In which there are unlikely allies, a party, and everyone is everyone else's beard.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Yuletide always seems to give us at least one great Jeeves & Wooster fic, and this year is no exception. Contains plans and hijinks, some lovely Jeeves/Wooster, and found family. My favorite part was unexpectedly Madeline/Honoria – I came out shipping them mightily – but all of it is pretty great. :)

  18. Public Bookmark 2

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    Kronk makes the mistake of outsourcing one of the biggest choices he's ever made to his shoulder angel and devil. Yep. This is gonna go poorly...

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    29 Dec 2015

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    There are a lot of Emperor’s New Groove fics in the collections this year (and if you like the canon, check them all out!), but this one was my favorite because of the great Kronk voice. Oh, and also all the shoulder devil vs. shoulder angel, because that dynamic never fails to make me laugh. Lots of fun, snappy dialogue.

  19. Rec 4

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    When Harry lived in Ihistan, her dreams were always of the land outside her window.

    Now she wakes at Corlath's side from dreams of a land a world away.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    The Blue Sword has been one of my favorite books since I was a teenager, and I always hope to see Yuletide fic for it. This is a beautiful found-family story set during the epilogue (between Harry & Corlath’s marriage and the birth of their first son). I loved the structure, the themes, and the lyricism of the prose.

  20. Public Bookmark 4

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    Scraps for sale and the saddest songs and a girl who never truly drowned.

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    29 Dec 2015

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    Lyrical and evocative, with some of the most beautiful prose I’ve read this Yuletide. I love the song this fic is based on, and the fic truly does it justice. Definitely read it (and listen to the song!)

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