December 24th, 2008

help! help!

I need to use this icon more often.

I adore Arthurian legend the way I love comic book canon, in the way they're both so easy to retell and to retell in different ways. New details can be added or old details can be discarded. It's all okay!

Also, Yuletide stories are up. All 2426 of them. I received two very wonderful presents:

Aprocypha (Carnivale, Sofie) - I love Sofie like a crazy thing, and this story captures her less-than-pleasant relationship with her mother and her strange, tense relationship with Ben in the first season. It's wonderfully moody and the Sofie voice is dead on.

Dangerous Neighborhoods (District B13, Damien/Leito) - Oh, man. This was, just, exactly what I wanted. Character and politics and the stupid little details of everyday life. This Damien is exactly how I see him, idealistic and pragmatic at the same time. And his relationship with Leito is so right, tense but comfortable. Also, Lola shows up and is awesome.

And on top of that, there are 2424 other stories to read and enjoy! I may eventually post a recs list, but I'm not sure. We'll see.