Oh my gosh. I just have an embarrassment
of fannish holiday riches this year ... I'm a little beside myself. <3 How is everyone so awesome?
This has been, as I've said before, an extremely difficult year for me on a personal level, as well, of course, as on the larger social/political scale, and just. I can't say how grateful I've been for my fannish and online communities. This is just above and beyond. <3 (I am completely exhausted
, because I stayed up until about 4:30 a.m. trying to finish art presents for my family, after spending the bulk of my 'free' time for the last few weeks working on commissions. So that's totally why I'm tearing up. No, really.)
, I received three lovely stories:The Kerkylas Society
(Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Phryne/Mac, Explicit)
In which blackmail and untimely death are plaguing a discreet Melbourne ladies' club, and Mac brings Phryne in to investigate. The plot is, of course, a bit sad and difficult, but handled well. The characters and their relationship are delightfully true to the material.Interspecies Anatomy Lessons
(Wayfarers series, Rosemary/Sissix, Explicit)
A porny little tag to the scene where Rosemary & Sissix get together in The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet
, complete with delightful silliness, frank exploration and comparative anatomy. Just what I wanted, jfc.Tea and Time Travel
(Oxford Time Travel, gen, General Audiences)
Set immediately after the end of All Clear
: Verity Kindle and Kivrin Engle step in to offer Polly Churchill some advice and support in her disorienting position, returning home subjective months and literal years later than ever intended. The post-time-travel historian solidarity I wanted so badly! OMG, so great!
And, for startreksecretsanta
, this adorable fic:My Dear Doctor
(Garak/Bashir, General Audiences)
On-station fake relationship fic! :D Delightfully tropey and fun; when Bashir hesitantly proposes that Garak pretend to be his boyfriend to set some visiting aliens at ease wrt his trustworthiness (since they value serious relationships as a sign of the same), Garak predictably goes right for it. It's just the right kind of fluff for this versatile pairing, and makes me so very happy.
How many times can I use variations on "delightful" in one post? But seriously, the warm fuzzies are just through the roof over here.
I need to get some sleep
, and then I'm finally allowed to start reading A Stitch In Time
and thinking (even more) about lizard aliens, lies and betrayal ... ;)