ysobel: (Default)
Since authors have been revealed, I can say what I wrote:

Unmasked (4459 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mulan (1998)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Fa Mulan/Li Shang, Fa Ping/Li Shang
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Canon Rewrite, Shang is a doofus, Canonical Character Death, emotions are hard, #Yulechat Challenge
Summary:

This is how the world actually works: instead of leading soldiers into battle, Shang is given command over a disorganized bunch of conscripted civilians who don't know the business end of a sword. Instead of fighting to defend China, he is stuck training these misfits into something resembling soldiers. And instead of being devoted to a wife or his job as a soldier, he is becoming attracted to one of his men.



I didn't actually intend to do Yuletide -- I didn't look through the fandoms, I didn't look through the letters, I didn't plan on writing treats -- but as always I'm on the pinch hit list, and when Linsky's came out I went for it, half assuming it would have been snagged (since they were bit the rarest of Yuletide fandoms). I was surprised to get it, but in a good way, and ... rewatching the movie had me realizing how much Shang goes through in a short time (though the timeline confuses the fuck out of me, because they train for like three days and then have a long?!?? march and then everything happens at once and how does time even work) so it was fun to play with that and also with how bad he is at emotions ("you fight good") and ... anyway. Much babble, sorry.

Yuletide

Dec. 31st, 2015 05:21 pm
ysobel: (Default)
Since reveals are live...

Coming Home (2099 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 12 Dancing Princesses (Fairy Tale)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Additional Tags: Fairy Tale Retellings, POV First Person
Summary: A retelling of sorts.

I seem to have a Thing for f/f retellings of fairy tales.

(also: this very last-minute treat got written in all of three hours -- I'm still boggling.)
ysobel: (Default)
So ... this year was kind of crazy, in the best way possible. I had a flood of creativity right around the time Dear Yuletide Writer letters came out, so I ended up a) making a spreadsheet of people I wanted to write for, because I actually had writing mojo and b) writing a lot.

I mean, not a lot by overall fandom standards, but it was 3k worth of fic spread over eight fics, and one of them turned into the longest fic I've written for YT -- over twice as long as the second longest, which was back in 2005 -- and the third longest fic I have on AO3, and another was the third longest fic I've ever written for YT, and given that a vast majority of the YT fics I've done, as well as all challenge fics in the last few years, have skated barely above the 1k minimum? It's pretty damn impressive.

Plus, I am happy with everything I wrote. Every damn thing.

#

My assignment matched me on La Belle et la Bête | Beauty and the Beast, and my recip's DYW letter encouraged retellings with variations. And I played with things for a while, but the idea I kept coming back to, the story I apparently wanted to tell, was basically ace lesbian PoC, and so that's the story I ended up writing.

For always, forever (7625 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: La Belle et la Bête | Beauty and the Beast
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Belle/La Bête | Beast/Beauty (La Belle et la Bête)
Additional Tags: Fairy Tale Retellings, Lesbian Character, Female Character of Color
Summary: A retelling of the story where things are not always as they seem

#

I also snagged a pinch hit fairly immediately, because it was someone on my list of to-(maybe)-write-treats-for. I subsequently did a bit of private flailing because omg what if I get things wrong, but I had a good cheerleader (hi mel!) and a good beta (hi rsf!) and I am very pleased with how it turned out.

The Middle Path (2666 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Ram Dass
Summary: London is not India, and Ram Dass doesn't think of it as home, but it is where he must go.

#

And then there were the random but full-length treats, that I wrote just for the pleasure of writing.

Gambit (1163 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chess (Board Game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pawn (Chess), Queen (Chess)
Additional Tags: Anthropomorphic, Lesbian Character, (can chess pieces even be lesbian?)
Summary: Pawns can dream of promotion to queen, but sometimes that isn't as fun as it sounds.

Frog And Toad Write Fic (1113 words) by Frog and Toad
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Frog and Toad - Arnold Lobel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Toad (Frog and Toad), Frog (Frog and Toad)
Additional Tags: Characters Writing Fanfiction, Yuletide Is Awesome
Summary: Frog and Toad do almost everything together, so why not Yuletide too?

#

So that's it for the full-length treats ... but there are also Madness treats.

I am Groot (Groot's Story) (78 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Groot (Marvel)
Additional Tags: I Am Groot, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Groot's perspective on Guardians of the Galaxy.

That one ... ended up being wildly popular. I'm torn between squee and wanting to hide in pleased embarrassment. \o/ (And it now has a non-hovertext version; I didn't think of access issues until after the collection closed, and then I couldn't figure out a way to do it un-anonly.)

The Cost of Life (300 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Peter Quill, Meredith Quill
Additional Tags: Triple Drabble, Not A Happy Ending
Summary: Alien technology saves Meredith's life, but at what cost?

Triple drabble by the precisest definition (three 100-word segments). I blame the prompt for the ending.

Endings (100 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alexander Dane
Additional Tags: Galaxy Quest TJC, Inevitable Reboot, Drabble
Series: Part 1 of Galaxy Quest Drabbles
Summary: Endings are always hard. Some are harder than others.

Reboots (100 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mathesar (Galaxy Quest), Jason Nesmith
Additional Tags: Inevitable Reboot, Alternate Universes For Everyone, Drabble
Series: Part 2 of Galaxy Quest Drabbles
Summary: Canonical AUs can be confusing.

Fic reveals

Jan. 1st, 2013 03:05 pm
ysobel: (Default)
So while I did not actually sign up for yuletide this year, I did manage to snag a pinch hit. And then as always happens it didn't come out nearly as awesome as I thought it would, plus it feels more like origfic than any sort of fanfic, but it is words! words are good!

Lucem donat tenebris (1022 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sleeping Beauty - Character, Sleeping Beauty aka Briar Rose
Summary: The doctors said she wouldn't live to see her 18th birthday; she does, but is swallowed by dreams

and then before that, I did a pinch hit for [livejournal.com profile] secret_mutant:

Private Spaces (1139 words) by isabeau
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Summary: On the World Bromance Tour (aka the recruiting trip) Charles (by complete accident) telepathically 'hears' Erik call out his name while he's masturbating in the shower. What does Charles do?

The thing that is simultaneously embarrassing and celebratory is that these two pinch hits? Doubled my fic count for the year.
ysobel: (Default)
Authors have been revealed, so I can show off what I wrote:

Wine and Water (1052 words) by faviconisabeau
Fandom: Greek and Roman Mythology
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Ariadne/Dionysus
Characters: Dionysus (Greek and Roman Mythology), Semele (Greek and Roman Mythology), Ariadne (Greek and Roman Mythology), Hades (Greek and Roman Mythology), Persephone (Greek and Roman Mythology)
Summary:

Love, death, and adventures in the Underworld



(in re-canoning myself for this, I realized that Dionysus is pretty damn genderqueer. \o/)

Rince and Repeat (1162 words) by faviconisabeau
Fandom: Glitch (video game), Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rincewind, The Luggage, Rube (Glitch), Magic Rock (Glitch)
Summary:

Rincewind gets into trouble -- again -- and the Rube makes some bad decisions.



Okay, yes, Glitch/Discworld. IT WORKS. Poor Rincewind!

(I think this is my first yuletide crossover.)
ysobel: (Default)
So, Yuletide authors are live, which means I can babble on about what I wrote \o/

First, there is my original story: A Duplicity of Pirates (Princess Bride).

babble )

Due to a quirk of fate, I happened to get the story uploaded early. (Okay, so it was only a few days before deadline, but it was the second fic posted for yuletide this year.) And because of the way things worked, I promised myself that I wouldn't take any pinch hits, since I could write stories for the intriguing prompts without being the official writer.

Which, somehow, turned into responding to a pinch hit email, on the 21st. And actually getting it. Cue the standard reaction of "yay I got the pinch hit oh crap I need to write the story and I only have two days to write it and ack".

So, the second story: Chasing Shadows (Earthsea)

babble )

I had also, by this point, taken to flagging interesting-looking pinch-hit requests, not to be the official pinch-hitter necessarily, but to find things that I wrote. At about 5pm Eastern on the 24th, I found myself insanely deciding to see if I could get any of them written.

Which I did: Bittersweet (Beauty and the Beast, Disney version)

babble )

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