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My three wonderful writers (please see my previous post for the long form of these recs, including warnings) turned out to be [ profile] curiouslyfic (who wrote the kickass, amazing (and amazingly long), brilliantly characterized, prickly and hilarious Kitchen Confidential fic), eudaimon (who wrote really lovely Will/Tunny/Extraordinary Girl), and [ profile] oxoniensis (who wrote gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Will/Tunny/Extraordinary Girl -- I have to admit that I suspected it was [ profile] oxoniensis, which only made me love the story even more ♥) -- thank you all SO MUCH, I loved the stories ridiculous amounts and adore you all! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

At least a handful of people seem to have enjoyed the three stories I wrote, including the recipients, so I'm happy about that. :) Here they are, in case you're curious:

The Intentional Walk to First (2783 words) by faviconathenejen
Fandom: Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Michael Moscovitz/Mia Thermopolis, Boris Pelkowski/Tina Hakim Baba, Boris/Michael/Mia/Tina
Characters: Mia Thermopolis, Tina Hakim Baba, Michael Moscovitz, Boris Pelkowski, Lana Weinberger
Summary: In which Mia has a very distressing thought, Tina is optimistic, Lana wants Mia to come shopping with her, and Michael and Boris are game.

This was for my originally-assigned recipient and I had lots and lots of fun writing it. I actually wish I'd had time to write a few more of the many story ideas juleshadwords had suggested, because they all sounded like fun, but by the time I had re-read all the books I knew that this was the story I just had to write. I just couldn't turn down an opportunity to write some happy poly! And it was highly, highly amusing trying to write in the style of the books.

At the End of Another Lost Highway (1487 words) by faviconathenejen
Fandom: American Idiot - Green Day/Armstrong
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Heather/Will, Heather/Miguel
Characters: Heather (American Idiot), Will (American Idiot), Miguel (American Idiot)
Summary: If Heather were a different kind of girl, she'd call the situation ironic.

I fell head over heels for American Idiot this year, and while a lot of that had to do with the music, a good chunk of it also had to do with the potential of the characters, the way we only see a certain glimpse of them in the musical but it's so obvious that there's a lot more under the surface. When I saw fivefootnothing's request, Heather kind of sprang into my head fully formed, and I was inexorably compelled to write her story. I really, really loved writing her.

Six examples of wood-pulp and ink detritus found crumpled at the bottom of a typical schoolboy's backpack, circa late 20th century: (209 words) by faviconathenejen
Fandom: Andy You're a Star (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Andy/Narrator
Characters: Narrator (Andy You're a Star), Andy (Andy You're a Star)
Summary: Notes, lists, and not-so-idle thoughts.

One of the shortest things I've ever written, but I was attempting give tiny glimpses into a character's world to imply a lot more than in explicitly said. Who knows if it worked, but I had a lot of fun trying. :) Exterlinden's prompt was really inspiring!

And there you have it, my Yuletide in a nutshell. All three stories I wrote had Teen and Up ratings, which isn't toooooo surprising considering they all had something to do with high school. :)

I had hoped to make a rec post before the reveal occurred, but the less online part of my life was super busy this month, so it didn't happen. Hopefully I'll put something together in the coming week. Also maybe a year-end roundup and/or fandom meme or two? We shall see.

Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2011 be everything you want it to be! ♥
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
location: Lucien's Library
There are 6 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
ext_1770: @ _jems_ (people: ss i have dreams too)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:42am on 01/01/2011
How did you guess it was me?! I thought I was being all sneaky!

I loved your Heather fic!
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 10:16pm on 04/01/2011
Honestly? It was because of the incredible beauty of the prose, and the whole gorgeous feel of the piece seemed very you. And also because of the tiiiiiny Britishisms of "kit bag" and "lodger." *grin* But mostly, because it was so, so exactly the interaction I'd hoped for, and more, and I couldn't imagine anyone buy you writing it. ♥

Aww, thank you, that means a lot to me! I really loved writing it.
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 10:17pm on 04/01/2011
(buy => but)
ext_1770: @ _jems_ (fandom: ai in the end it's right)
posted by [identity profile] at 11:01pm on 04/01/2011
The funny thing is that I couldn't imagine the three of them together at all, and it was actually not my first choice of fandom to write you a treat in. But then as soon as I got a first line, it just sort of fell into place, and I could see the three of them, and imagine why you wanted them together. I love it when that happens.

But damn me and my Briticisms. *laughs* Ameripick it for me, please! Rucksack and boarder? I always get mixed up with what's English and what's American with rucksacks and backpacks and kit bags!! *g*
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posted by [personal profile] athenejen at 06:33am on 05/01/2011
*grin* Well, you did grow up with them and all! I would go with either backpack (smaller usually -- though not always -- and held on the back by two straps over the shoulders) or duffle or duffle bag (larger usually, oblong with the zipper longways along the top, often both two handles as well as a shoulder strap. And probably... renter? It's the only word I can think of in common, informal American usage for that concept.

Well, I knew it was a bit of an idiosyncratic request... but then they all were, rather. I have to admit I was a bit surprised you wrote something triad/threesome-y, as I know they're not your usual thing, but you really managed to find the natural comfortable relationship between them I'd been envisioning as possible -- I'm so (selfishly, gleefully!) glad the three of them fell into place for you. <3
ext_1770: @ _jems_ (people: ss secret energies)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:34pm on 05/01/2011
Honestly, I'm getting to the stage now where I'm nervous at offering to Britpick, because I'm losing my sense of what's American and what's British! With grammatical things I'm fine, but with word usage for items it's getting harder - I'm so used to American TV and reading American friends' LJ's, that the languages are blurring!

You're not the only one who's surprised I wrote something threesomey! But that's part of the fun of writing gift fic - writing something you didn't think you could. Kind of a gift that goes two ways!