Dec. 30th, 2016

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Remember when I made recs posts? Well I made it through all of Yuletide in the past few days, so next come the recs!

First up: Rivers of London! Some of these stories have minor spoilers for The Hanging Tree but I don't think anything major.

Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch

A Rabbit Hole of Edwardian Pornography (17593 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] linndechir - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Long, plotty and smoking hot. Does a believable job of incorporating sex - and kink - into their canon relationship.

A Change is As Good As a Rest (3611 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Joylee - Molly (Rivers of London), Thomas Nightingale, Peter Grant

Excellent Molly-pov on her relationship with Nightingale and Peter's addition to the Folly.

Posh (1775 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] maple_clef - Sahra Guleed & Molly (Rivers of London)

A sweet little tale about Sahra and Molly bonding in the Folly.

Forces Impressed Thereon (2484 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] telarna - Thomas Nightingale, Molly (Rivers of London), Peter Grant

Nightingale recuperating at the Folly after the defeat of Henry Pyke. Great Nightingale pov and some lovely insights into Nightingale and Molly's relationship.

Hold On, I'm a Little Unsteady (9019 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] moogle62 - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Very hot, well-negotiated sex-pollen fic.

three-body problem (15152 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sixthlight - Beverley Brook/Peter Grant, Beverley Brook & Thomas Nightingale, Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Delightful poly negotiations fic, told entirely from Beverley's pov.

all our plans are useless indeed (6511 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] hazel - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Nightingale through the years. Nice use of non-linear storytelling.
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Next up: Detectives!

Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers

one another’s all (1331 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] harborshore - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey, Mervyn Bunter/Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

OT3 of my heart! A short, fraught, but lovely coming together.

Service (2340 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] leiascully - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Lovely Peter/Bunter focused around their time together during the war and the time just after.

Like As the Hart (1334 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Persiflager - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Set after Harriet admits her love for Peter, but before their marriage. Lovely Harriet-pov.

Seven Hundred and Sixty One British Nights (2125 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pressdbtwnpages - Charles Parker

Charles Parker-pov on a period where Peter has faked his own death. Nice look at Charles and Peter's relationship as well as the developing relationship betweeen Charles and Mary.

Miss Marple - Agatha Christie

The Spirit of St Mary Mead (4005 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook

Miss Marple as a Genius Locii and avatar of Nemesis. A clever concept, cleverly done.

The Thin Man

the thin man's bride (4185 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] betony - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

A charming little mystery with a modern sensibility.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

What Brings Us Together (2244 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] often_adamanta - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Jack and Phryne and the desire for (non-sexual) intimacy.

Sing a Song of Sixpence (14497 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] orphan_account - Phryne Fisher & Jack Robinson

Nicely twisty case-fic set post-series three.

The Wake, the Current, the Tide (1697 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre - Phryne Fisher, Elizabeth MacMillan, Dorothy "Dot" Williams

Delightful look at the friendships between Mac, Phryne and Dot.

To Begin With (4982 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] riverlight - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

An unusual, but delightful first-time fic.

Therefore is Winged Cupid Painted Blind (6223 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] whetherwoman - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Steaming hot, but also true to Jack and Phryne's complicated relationship.

The Bletchley Circle

Statistical Methods in Risk Assessment (6518 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah - Jean McBrien/Original Female Character

Great addition to the canon, featuring a well-drawn OFC.
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Vorkosigan Series - Lois McMaster Bujold

Intelligent Disobedience (1304 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha - Simon Illyan & Aral Vorkosigan

A missing scene between Aral and Simon during Barrayar. Sharp and painful and perfect.

Never Getting Back Together (Like, Ever). (1444 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels - Aral Vorkosigan/Ges Vorrutyer

Aral/Ges reimagined as a letter to Captain Awkward. Ges Vorrutyer is the ultimate Darth Vader Boyfriend. The best kind of crack.

The Huntsman's Reel (4440 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha - Simon Illyan/Alys Vorpatril

Alys and Simon foiling a Cetegandan plot with style during Aral's Regency.

peace and quiet (5836 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] alessandriana - Gregor Vorbarra & Ivan Vorpatril

Well put together and a great glimpse into Gregor and Ivan's relationship.

The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner

the last (1050 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] patrokla - Eddis & Eugenides

A nice Eddis character-study.

Agreements and Arguments. (2162 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] shewhoguards - Attolia/Eugenides

Gen and Attolia have a discussion on their wedding night. The author really has a feel for the way the characters talk to each other.

The Dolphin's Promise (21313 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sameshima_shuzumi - Eddis

Long, plotty, gen, pre-book Eddis adventure-story. With pirates! And politics twisty enough to fit in one of the books.

Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis

Busman's Holiday (2218 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] allyndra - Ned Henry/Verity Kindle

A sweet little take on Ned and Verity's honeymoon.

Discworld - Terry Pratchett

Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure (3708 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elemental - Gytha "Nanny" Ogg, Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax

An adventure of a young Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. Sharply -- and hilariously -- in character.

Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

First Choices (2017 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] rsadelle

A clever take on what Quintarian faith might look like in the modern day. Told in the format of a news article.

all the words that ever were or ever will be (2825 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tequila_Mockingbird - the Daughter

The events of The Curse of Chalion as seen from the Daughter's perspective.

Hornblower - C.S. Forester

Smallbridge (12230 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dome_epais - William Bush/Horatio Hornblower/Barbara Wellesley, Horatio Hornblower/Barbara Wellesley

Wonderful slow-build poly-fic told from Barbara's pov.

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Something Splendid (2308 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelittlestbird - Theodore Laurence/Amy March

A series of letters between Amy and Laurie while they're both in Europe.
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The Martian

Which Way to Go (1018 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr - Melissa Lewis, Mark Watney

A nice look at Mark and Lewis post-rescue.

Revisions To A 'Dear Writer' Letter, Yuletide 2035. (1313 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels

The increasingly flaily dear writer letters of a Yuletide participant in 2035 who requested NASA RPF. Hilarious and heartfelt.

Navigating by the Light of a Minor Planet (21669 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] delgaserasca - Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen

Long, introspective Beth Johannsen fic set after they return home. Really excellent. Everything I never knew I wanted out of this fandom.

The Mummy

Her Echoes, They Surround (3779 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] OzQueen - Ardeth Bay/Evy Carnahan O'Connell/Rick O'Connell

Very hot, porny threesome-fic.

Singin' in the Rain

Or, What You Will (3541 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah - Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden

Don, Kathy and Cosmo film an all-singing, all-dancing version of Twelfth Night. A delightful confection of a fic.

The Sting

truth deceived (7047 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Damkianna - Henry Gondorff/Johnny Hooker

Fake dating fic is not something I ever imagined working for this fandom, but in fact this fic pulls it off perfectly.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About Reunions (17278 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ByroseA - Kat Stratford/Patrick Verona

Kat and Patrick and the joys of not going to your ten-year high-school reunion.

What's Your Number

You Might Think I'm Crazy (32363 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] minim_calibre - Ally Darling/Colin Shea

Lovely, really charming post-canon fic. Feels like an extension of the movie.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Six Sips of Strychnine (6302 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] cookinguptales - Abby Brewster & Martha Brewster

Fucked-up yet lighthearted backstory as befitting a fucked-up yet lighthearted movie.

Dirty Dancing

Waiting For a Voice to Come (2451 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arsenic - Johnny Castle/Frances "Baby" Houseman

I can't help but love a post-canon happy ending for these two. Or at least the beginning of one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

something so magic (3113 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] salvadore - Ferris Bueller/Cameron Frye/Sloane Peterson

Adorable, faily poly-fic.
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Fantastic Four (Comics)

Central Park in June (3469 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] traincat - Peter Parker/Johnny Storm

Valeria tries to break up Peter and Johnny. Peter and Johnny humor her. Adorable and hilarious.

The Wicked + The Divine

my heart beats in patterns to the broken sound (1010 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] piggy09 - Baal/Laura Wilson

A conversation between Laura and Baal. Reads like it could be a scene in the comic.

Hark! A Vagrant

Flintlock through the heart, and you're to blame (1451 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bookwyrm - Nemesis/Pirate

Glorious, ridiculous and gloriously ridiculous. A delight from beginning to end.

Duel to Be Kind (5544 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] IncurableNecromantic - Nemesis/Pirate

A little thing like cessation of hostilities can't get between a Pirate and his Nemesis. A romp, through and through.

Twelfth Night

movements of the mind (1892 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook - Feste, Olivia

Wonderful backstory for the relationship between Olivia and her Fool.

Queen and the Soldier (Song)

bears the crown (3803 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bloodbright - The Queen/The Soldier

An immortal queen and a soldier who is an idea that never dies. Complex and compelling.

Barrett's Privateers (Song)

Till Eight Bells Do Ring Out (2951 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] greenlily

Barrett's Privateers as genderswapped Space Opera. Works amazingly well.

Tam Lin (Ballad)

Yours (1887 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] MixolydianGrey - Janet/Tam Lin

Janet and Tam Lin's future told in scraps of letters.

TLF Travel Alerts (Twitter)

The Tram Trials of Life (1295 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] stephdairy

I have no idea how to describe this. It's about trams...sort of. It's surreal, but strangely compelling.

Anthropomorfic

Galaxies de Fromage (6500 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] trillingstar

Space-opera with CHEESE! Witty and fun.

Seeds and Stones (1628 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] fresne

Standing stones and dandelions. Permanence and impermanence. Lovely use of recurring motifs.

Tingleverse - Chuck Tingle/Yuletide Anthropomorfic

Arse-chive of my Own: Pounded in the Butt By the Lack of Tingleverse Fics in Yuletide 2016 (1644 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Buckaroo69

So wrong and yet so hilarious.

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