ceitfianna: (paper butterfly)
Thank you so much for writing for me. Yuletide is one of my favorite times of year. My favorite sorts of stories are missing moments, character studies and that feel as if they fit within the world of the canon. I love all of these fandoms because of the depth of the worlds and the characters, I enjoy action and plot if it fits. When a writer can pull off a complex plot, I love it as that's something I'm not good at writing. If you choose to include sex and violence, I ask that if they're there; no rape/dubcon or torture. All of the ones I've asked for are from worlds with difficult aspects to them and I enjoy how the characters interact with and are changed by what's around them.

Vorkosigan Saga, October Daye, Incryptid, Inspector Alleyn, Old Kingdom. )
ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
Its cold and snowy here, a perfect day for this [community profile] snowflake_challenge and more fic.

Day 14

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.


I could easily rec far more than three but I think I'm going to rec a few recent fics that surprised me with how much I liked them. One from a new fandom, one a take on a familiar fandom but different angle and another one that I like. Its going to be hard to pick only three since I've been reading some great fics lately.

I Sing Anyway (7506 words) by Aelin
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Old Kingdom - Garth Nix
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Prince Sameth/Nicholas Sayre
Characters: Prince Sameth, Nicholas Sayre, Lirael (Old Kingdom)
Additional Tags: Pining, Angst, Large holes in the ground, Lirael is awesome, magic is confusing
Summary:

“Let’s go on an adventure,” Nick said.
“What are you doing,” Sam asked, “with my breakfast tray?”



The Old Kingdom is a favorite fandom and Sameth and Nick are two of my favorite characters but I'd never really seen them as a pairing. This fic convinces me along with being a wonderful post-canon look at the world.

Eyewitness Account (4574 words) by failsafe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Flash (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Barry Allen/Iris West
Characters: Iris West, Barry Allen, Joe West, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon
Additional Tags: Fluff, Slice of Life, Banter, First Kiss, Hypoglycemia, Unresolved Romantic Tension
Summary:

A formless and featureless future is full of potential, and in this particular case it's pretty and frictionless. At some point in time, Iris knows the identity of the Flash, and in the middle of an awards ceremony there is a small surprise. A day (more accurately, a few hours) in the life, but not an insignificant day for Barry and Iris.



The Flash is my newest fandom and I love this fic because it captures all of the characters being a found family and brings together the couple I want to see while feeling like an episode.

Carousel (1505 words) by jessikast
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Raj/Chelsea Ames
Characters: Chelsea Ames, Quentin (Toby Daye), Raj (Toby Daye), The Luidaeg (Toby Daye), Etienne (Toby Daye), Toby Daye
Additional Tags: Age Regression/De-Aging
Summary:

I’ve always thought of myself as someone who can deal well with weird stuff. It’s just a case of accepting what’s in front of you, and making a plan about how you’re going to figure it out. A childhood hiding the fact that you’re only half-human and an academic for a mother will do that for you.


This, however, was going to take a few minutes to get my head around.



This is an October Daye fic that has three main characters deaged. Its not a trope that I normally like or even think about but it works. Also its from the point of view of Chelsea Ames who's a character I find fascinating. I find Chelsea, Raj and Quentin's take on all the stuff going on around them intriguing and want more, this fic answers some of that more for me.
ceitfianna: (Charles+Raven-here to hold you)
Its windy and cold today and the world is being scary once more. Keep warm and safe everyone.

Today's [community profile] snowflake_challenge is one that I hadn't really thought about before though I know my character type for RP.

Day 7

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs.


Families and friendship, the kinds that are difficult and that are chosen by the characters. In stories, the ones I love are where you can see people coming together and going, oh, you get it. I also love seeing the domestic contentment that happens when you've found your people and aren't off saving the world. This is one reason that the new Flash television show hooked me so quickly as its all about who do you trust, who do you love and who helps you become a better person. I love it when these relationships are poked at too such as Charles and Raven's relationship throughout the two newest X-Men movies. That being a found family is a complicated and never easy place and when writers go into that, it makes me happy. The bumps and troubles make when it works so much sweeter.

A few of my fandoms that hit this are October Daye, Incryptid, Hexwood, Magid Series, Chrestomanci, Leverage, the Raven Cycle, Robin Hood, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, MCU, X-Men.

This Yuletide was full of a lot of fics that were all about these created families.

Impulse Control about the after of Hexwood.

Eyewitness Account that hits all that I love about The Flash as we see everyone understanding and watching out for each other.

It Takes a Village, a wonderful Vorkosigan fic about planning the wedding and seeing all the people around Ekaterin and Miles.

Ready or Not, a Fangirl fic that's all about finding your own tribe.

A Quiet Night, domestic fluff of October Daye from the point of view of May.

The Eighth Bell, a post-canon Old Kingdom fic where everyone redefines themselves and learns to go forward.

Honestly, I could link my entire reading history on Ao3 to answer this but these are my recent favorites. I'm going to end by linking a wonderful Leverage fanvid that also captures found family so well.

Worn out

Nov. 29th, 2014 04:52 pm
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
I've been having a good Thanksgiving other than not sleeping well. Two nights ago I was too cold and then last night, the what-ifs started poking at me and I had a lot of trouble silencing them. So today, I went off to do some shopping on my own, which was a good idea. I'm nearing the end of Clariel and I have so many thoughts about it. Is anyone else reading it?

One of my favorite places to shop is the local used bookstore where I found some gifts and one thing for me, a gorgeous counting book for my new nephew and the biography that Becoming Jane was based on. That's going to be a treat read at some point.

Now as I see all the Christmas card posts going up, I don't know if I'll be able to manage them this year, which I hate saying as I love sending them out.

Instead I'm going to combine two things, the December talking meme and gifts of fics. I love to write for all of you, its something I can do.

So please respond to either this post or the talking meme one with a prompt request and I'll write you a fic for the holidays.

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