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Yuletide Recs (Part 2)

Now cut to spare your lists!


Southbound (1569 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gone Home
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Yolanda "Lonnie" DeSoto/Samantha Greenbriar
Characters: Samantha Greenbriar, Yolanda "Lonnie" DeSoto
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary:

Sam and Lonnie's life together: road trips, pirate queens, and riot grrrl.

I really enjoyed this. It continues the story of canon with really well-drawn voices and an ending that feels really right.


[Walsh, Connor] (1649 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: How to Get Away with Murder
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oliver Hampton/Connor Walsh
Characters: Connor Walsh, Oliver, Wes Gibbins (mentioned), Asher Millstone (mentioned), Michaela Pratt (mentioned)
Additional Tags: conceptual poetry, Alternate Universe - Werewolf, Alternate Universe - Aliens, Alternate Universe - High School, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, my goal was to create a unique aesthetic experience and I feel I should apologize, mild mention of dealing with racism
Summary:

How Oliver imagined the person he'd spend his life with: He would be ordinary.

He would be nothing like Connor Walsh.

Don't let the summary fool you, this fic is far more strange and ambitious than that. It uses some unique stylistic tricks to really dig into the characters, how they tick and how they talk to each other. Really nifty!


Lion Salient on a Field of Gold (6289 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captive Prince - C. S. Pacat
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Damen/Laurent (Captive Prince)
Characters: Damen (Captive Prince), Laurent (Captive Prince)
Additional Tags: Future Fic
Summary:

Laurent will be damned if he'll let an assassin kill him in King Damianos' court.

A really nice futurefic, just the way I like it. There's still tension and difficulty and uncertainty, but they're making it work.


The Injurious Internet Meme Incursion (1275 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Middleman (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wendy Watson, The Middleman, Ida (The Middleman)
Additional Tags: Humor, Meme, Yuletide Treat, Sorry Not Sorry
Summary:

"Ida, are you infected with weaponized internet memes?" "Bitch, I might be."

This feels like a Middleman episode. So delightful.


A Day in the Middlelife (1122 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Middleman (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wendy Watson, The Middleman, Ida (The Middleman)
Additional Tags: Female Character of Color, Art Crawl
Summary:

“Don’t be silly, Dubby. The Interrodroid can’t possibly malfunction in such a sophisticated way. It doesn’t get any more complicated than homicidal, really.”

Great Middleman dialogue. Really zippy. Not the easiest thing to pull off.


My Unshaped Form (1196 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ahmad/Chava
Characters: Ahmad Al-Hadid, Chava Levy
Additional Tags: Homecoming, Home, Post-Canon
Summary:

He comes home to New York, and he comes home to her.

The Golem and the Jinni has this very particular steady restraint to it, and this fic captures it in a lovely way.


They Take Their Shots (We're Bulletproof) (7688 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Mindy Project
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Danny Castellano/Mindy Lahiri
Characters: Mindy Lahiri, Danny Castellano, Morgan Tookers, Peter Prentice, Jeremy Reed, Tamra (The Mindy Project)
Additional Tags: Mistletoe, Kissing, Christmas
Summary:

“Where’ve you two been?” asks Jeremy. Mindy can’t look at him because she can feel herself blushing, thinking about Danny’s hands and mouth.

“Oh, nowhere.”

(or, five times Mindy and Danny kiss under the mistletoe, and one time they don't.)

The Mindy Project, the show, is a bit of a bumpy ride, to say the least, but this was a great extension of it. Lots of good voices and banter and jokes to go around.


A Traditional Romance (599 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nicholas Angel/Danny Butterman
Additional Tags: Traditions, Something Made Them Do It
Summary:

"Kissing Day," Nicholas repeated.

Sweet and goofy with excellent banter.


Playing Titania in Tim Hortons (3064 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Slings & Arrows
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Knives Chau, Darren Nichols
Additional Tags: Crossover, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

Or: five projects that Knives Chau regretted letting Darren Nichols talk her into.

Not only does this take a ridiculous premise and make it work, it's hilarious and spot-on. Excellent voices and details.


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