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Bitch Planet - Love God Herself by [personal profile] metatxt

An absolutely stunning comics vid. And a perfect marriage of song and source material.

Blazing Saddles - Two Againts One by [personal profile] seekingferret

Great character study/film overview. Another excellent song choice.

Blue Planet - The Blue Planet by [personal profile] cupidsbow

OMG this made me smile so much. It's a nature documentary to the tune of the Beach Boys and it is a delight!

A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery - Easy on the Eyes by dkwilliams

Harriet, through Peter's eyes. ♥

Galaxy Quest - May Fortune Favor the Foolish by [personal profile] actiaslunaris

Wonderfully captures the feel of the film.

Galaxy Quest - Starman by [personal profile] purplefringe

I was worried this song was a little too on-the-nose for this fandom, but in fact this vid is wonderful and makes beautiful use of the song.

Ghostbusters (2016) - Body High by [personal profile] anoel

An awesome representation of Holtzmann's awesomeness.

Ghostbusters (2016) - Get Loud by [personal profile] heresluck

46 seconds of pure awesome, Holtzmann style.

Hawkeye (Fraction, Aja, etc.) - Get Better by [livejournal.com profile] absternr

This is just so perfect, I don't even know what to say about it. It's a beautiful tribute to the source and wonderfully encapsulates everything I loved about it.

L.A. Confidential - I Get the World: The World Gets Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] franzeska (locked to AO3 users)

This vid just blew me away. It's a great exploration of the source with an impeccable musical choice.

Life - Another Place to Fall by [personal profile] himundergreen

Charlie and Dani, apart and together. Reminds me why I love this show so much.

Luke Cage - Battle Cry by [personal profile] thingswithwings

Another perfect song choice. Terrific focus on Luke, Misty and Claire.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) - Never Look Away by Scribe

I haven't seen this adaption, but this vid makes me really, really want to. Fantastic use of the song too.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - My Love by [tumblr.com profile] josette-arnauld

A wonderful trip through Jack and Phryne's relationship, told in a lot of slow cuts that really focus on their facial expressions and shared looks.

One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961) - Gone, Gone, Gone by [archiveofourown.org profile] fiercynn

So adorable! Filled my heart with joy.

Pirates of Penzance (1983) - Rock This Town by [personal profile] grammarwoman

Absolute perfection! Made me laugh out loud and grin with glee.

Pitch (2016) - The Greatest by [personal profile] amathela

Just wonderful. This fills me with all the baseball feels and ALL the women in sports feels.

Pump Up The Volume - Steal the Air by Rhea314

A great distillation of everything the movie stands for.

RPF - Carrie Fisher - A Better Son/Daughter by [personal profile] eruthros

Oh, my HEART! This vid totally made me cry. A fitting tribute to everything that made Carrie Fisher so awesome.

RPF - Carrie Fisher - You're My Best Friend by [personal profile] eruthros

An adorable vid about Carrie Fisher and Gary Fisher.

RPF - Chris Hadfield - Going through space with the world by [personal profile] bironic

The Chris Hadfield experience. Pure joy in vid form.

Rivers of London - An Introduction by condnsdmlk

AMAZING constructed reality vid for the Rivers of London books. Magnificent editing and choice of source.

Singin' in the Rain - Welcome to the Jungle by [personal profile] odessie

A fascinating, unexpected and somewhat bittersweet take on the movie. Really well done.

Victor Victoria - Objectified by [personal profile] cupidsbow

A great vid for one of my favorite movies. Really highlights the gender-fuckery that makes the movie such a delight
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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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Slings & Arrows

Legacy (9195 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] DesireeArmfeldt - Ellen Fanshaw/Geoffrey Tennant, Jack Crew/Kate McNab
Characters: Geoffrey Tennant, Jack Crew, Ellen Fanshaw, Kate McNab

Jack and Geoffrey and their enduring friendship. I love everything about this story, but especially the way we see Jack and Geoffrey's relationship change and grow as their lives change.

We Shall Remain in Friendship (1449 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] spuffyduds

Really great Anna and Geoffrey friendship fic. I love the dynamic between them in the show and I really love this take on how they first met and became friends.


Life

Pieces of a Whole (485 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] aj2245

Short but wonderful. Really captures Dani and Charlie's relationship.


Fame

Being What We Can (12390 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] oliviacirce - Ralph Garci/Montgomery MacNeil, Ralph Garci/Doris Finsecker, Montgomery MacNeil & Doris Finsecker

Wonderful, slow-building poly-fic, that is also most-definitely a love-letter to the theater.


The Thin Man

Climb Into The World (470 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bessemerprocess - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

The one where Nick and Nora are Time Lords. Of course! Because that explains so much…

Considerably Before the Thin Man (2211 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fabrisse - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

Nick meets Nora. Of course there's a murder involved. Simply delightful!


Singin' in the Rain

Girl Of My Dreams (1438 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Andraste - Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood, Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden

Absolutely delightful Cosmo and Kathy friendship fic.


A League Of Their Own

Hear That Call (4595 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] isbmlamloi - Jimmy Dugan/Dottie Hinson, Mae Mordabito/Doris Murphy

Captures the feel of the movie and the characters wonderfully. A lovely look at a friendship that slowly turns into something more. WIth bonus background lesbians \o/


Sunset Boulevard

Lebenswerk (9874 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Selena - Norma Desmond/Max von Mayerling, Norma Desmond/Joe Gillis

A marvelous and chilling backstory for Max and Norma. Max's obsession with Norma is just the right kind of disturbing. And the rapidly shifting, emotionally charged power dynamics between them, the way they push and pull and ultimately wrap around and destroy each other is heartbreakingly perfect.


Casablanca

It's Still the Same Old Story (2618 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] misslucyjane - Rick Blaine/Louis Renault

A great character piece focusing on Rick trying to find his place after the war. This felt very right and true to the character to me.


How to Train Your Dragon

This is Berk. This is My Home. (1533 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] billtheradish

A lovely exploration of Astrid and her history and motivations. I love this idea of what Astrid's mother might be like, and how complicated their relationship is.


Into the Woods

the rope you began with (was never that straight) (3819 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye - Baker/Cinderella

A charming look at the future of Cinderella and the other survivors of Into the Woods. The Cinderella-pov is wonderful, and the incorporation of glimpses of other fairytales was delightful.
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Some miscellaneous stories most of which have been hanging around in my 'to rec' folder for a while.

The spaceman's idylls tell a foetid tale by [personal profile] jadelennox - Farscape - Poetry - Oh god I love good fan-poetry. It's can be really hard to pull off, but when an author gets it right, it can be fantastic. Like this. A letter from John Chricton to his father. In verse. Cleverly done and just lovely.

Some Living After We Die by Dorinda - Life on Mars - Gene/Sam - Life on Mars is such a wonderfully slashy show, it's remarkable how little slash it's generated. Personally, I see the slashiness, but have real trouble seeing the characters actually following through with it. Which is why I love this story so much. Dorinda gets Sam and Gene's voices, and their fiercely combative relationship, note-perfect, keeping them completely in character, and then taking them that extra step over the line.

Pocket Full of Mumbles by [livejournal.com profile] mondschein1 - Hard Core Logo - gen - A fabulous, nicely paced, post-movie fic. [livejournal.com profile] mondschein1 focuses on Billy and his new life in Jenifur, but also on John, and on Billy and John's complicated relationship as survivors of Hard Core Logo. I fell in love with the format from the very first; it's a clever blend of interview transcripts and straightforward narrative, each bit of transcript serving to illuminate and lead into the flow of the story.

Once a King by [livejournal.com profile] rynne and Always Spring and Never Summer (Once a King, Always, Immortal Remix by [livejournal.com profile] tartanshell - The Chronicles of Narnia - gen - A lovely example of one of the many possibilities inherent in remixing. In Once A King, [livejournal.com profile] rynne confronts what to me is the biggest unanswered question of the series, how do you go back to being children when you can remember being a King? Where [livejournal.com profile] rynne shows us the struggle to adjust immediately after the return through Edmund's eyes, [livejournal.com profile] tartanshell ranges further afield, expanding both the points of view and the time frame. Susan's section in particular shows an astute understanding of the most complicated of the Pevensie children

I'm a Musician (Not a Mathematician) by [livejournal.com profile] watersword - Singin' in the Rain - Don/Cosmo, Don/Cosmo/Kathy - I love this movie, particularly because of the dynamic between the three leads. Don and Cosmo's is a wonderfully balanced relationship, light and loose and comfortable. It's inevitable that Don's marriage would throw that balance off, or maybe it isn't. Maybe the trick is to find a new balance, integrating the new love into the old. [livejournal.com profile] watersword keeps the light tone and the witty banter of the movie while bringing the sexual chemistry between the three leads to the forefront in a truly delightful story.

Smile by [livejournal.com profile] coreopsis - Withnail and I - gen - [livejournal.com profile] coreopsis earns my undying love for writing Withnail and I fic. Undying Love. This is just such a wonderful fabulously happy-making story, I cannot stop smiling every time I read it. The perfect coda to the movie.
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It's Yuletide season!!

I couldn't let myself go to bed without getting my Yuletide recs out there. Part of the joy and challenge of Yuletide is getting recs out before the author reveal, thus the lack of authors on the recs. As such these recs are hasty and shorter than is my wont and, of course, no authors are listed. I'll edit and link back to this post after the reveal to reflect authoral attribution.

It's once again a fabulous season for the small fandoms, so fabulous that I've put my recs behind a cut for length.

ETA: Edited to include author names.

In Which A New Child Comes to the Forest by [livejournal.com profile] loligo - A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh books -- In which a now grown Christopher Robin brings his own son to the forest where he used to play. A lovely little story about parents and children and how we all need our own little corner of the 100 Acre Woods.

Trousers by [livejournal.com profile] kadrin - Blackadder -- A silly baudy little story that reads like it could be a lost episode from the Elizabethan years. "Lord Edmund Blackadder was concerned about the state of his tights."

Four Yules for Jane Brailsford by [livejournal.com profile] ekaterinn - Caroline Stevermer - College of Magic Series -- A glimpse of four moments in the life of Jane Brailsford. This is the kind of character-centric fic I love, just these little slices of time that cut straight to the heart of the character. Also, I love this fic just for existing. This is one of the fandoms I was really hoping would spawn fic this year.

Grown Men Do Things Together by [livejournal.com profile] kattahj - Coupling (UK) -- Jeff expounds his theory on how straight men watching straight porn together is inherintly a little bit gay. Drop-dead hilarious and the author captures Steve's voice perfectly.

Too Young, Too Old by [livejournal.com profile] vongroovy - C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia -- What's it like to go back to being a boy when you still can distantly remember being a grown man and king? A perceptive look at the awkward place Edmund finds himself in in The Vogage of the Dawn Treader.

Faith by [livejournal.com profile] fanaticalone - C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia -- Uncle Andrew dreams of Narnia and finds his way home. More than any other piece of Narnia fic I've ever read this story captures the spiritual feel and the faith at the heart of the books.

A Donne Deal by [livejournal.com profile] bronze_ribbons - Dorothy Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey Series -- Peter and Harriet go to dine with the Honourable Freddy Arbuthnot and his wife Rachel. There is banter and wordplay and Donne and a little bit of a mystery thrown in.

Whither Thou Goest by [livejournal.com profile] niahm_sama - Dorothy Sayers - Lord Peter Wimsey Series -- Peter and Harriet's first Christmas together, snowed in at Talboys. A lovely evocative story that wondefully captures the feel and voices of Sayer's universe and characters.

Dear Friends and Ruin by [livejournal.com profile] mctabby - Frances Hodgsen Burnett - A Little Princess -- This is the kind of gem I look forward to finding in Yuletide. The story of Sarah's father and his friend Tom, in India and before. It's about love and friendship and the road to ruin and it's absolutely perfect.

Theseus and Ariadne Try Again by Vanzetti - Indiana Jones -- Marion Ravenwood has always been my favorite of Indy's love interests; she complements his strengths and has absolutely no time for his weaknesses. Here, Marion and Indy meet again, on the island of Crete, just in time for a German invasion. A great adventure in classic Indy style.

Even Later by [livejournal.com profile] sanj - Into the Woods -- The Ever after of the ever after. A short, perfect coda to the play.

Bed by [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor - Laurie R. King - Mary Russell Series -- Holmes and Russell's changing relationship as shown in a series of moments on the periphery of sleep. Understated and lovely, only slightly marred by a somewhat abrupt ending.

Foolproof by [livejournal.com profile] millefiori - Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Series -- Despite his best efforts, Ivan just can't keep himself from worrying about By Vorrutyer. The premise is a little forced but the conflicted Ivan point of view is priceless.

The Talent of Imose by [livejournal.com profile] shusu - Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan Series -- I love this story more than words can say. An Ivan-centric story that takes some of the most compelling loose ends left dangling around the Nexus and runs with them. A complex, twisty and tightly-paced plot, coupled with a stellar Ivan characterization makes this story a true delight from start to finish.

From Mathematics Further Off by [livejournal.com profile] fox1013 - Madeleine L'Engle Novels -- The mathematics of Meg's life. A lovely piece of character-exploration.

The Murmuring of Bees Has Ceased by [livejournal.com profile] gritkitty - Patrick O'Brien - Aubrey/Maturin Series -- Stephen's bees and a run in with some rather misguided French privateers make for a perfect little glimpse into Jack and Stephen's relationship and the value they place on each other.

Every Good Girl Does Fine by [livejournal.com profile] kissmeagain - Peanuts -- Every year it seems like there's one story that stands out as the piece everyone's reccing. This seems to be the one this year, and it's totally worth every rec. Yes, this really is Peanuts fic; not only that but it's the Peanuts gang all grown up. It's the story of Patty and Marcie's senior year of high school, so perfectly told I can see it all happening. They may be older but they are still utterly and completely themselves, from Patty's overdramatic gestures to Marcie's unflappable "sir"s and everything in between.

Two Must Be Twain by [livejournal.com profile] lyra_sena - Historical RPF -- It's Shakespeare/Marlow in iambic pentameter. Really, do I need to say any more?? Utterly and completely brilliant.

Istanbul (Not Constantinople) by [livejournal.com profile] widget285 - Singin' in the Rain -- Don and Cosmo in the vaudeville days. A great look at their relationship and what keeps them together, with dialogue that simply sparkles.

In Bloom by [livejournal.com profile] ladyvyola - Stage Door -- A late night conversation between Jean and Terry that could have been written by Edna Ferber herself. The dialogue is razor sharp and I can almost see Ginger Rogers and Katherine Hepburn delivering the lines.

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