cherith: (Muses are Busy)
I'm a little late with this; this holiday season has been busy.

I wrote three stories this year for Yuletide, all of which I'm really proud of given they're new fandoms to me in this year. I didn't host or participate in a Dragon Age holiday exchange this year for the first time in many years. But I did write a private gift for someone that might go on AO3 at some point, if she wants it to. I also wrote a small Star Wars piece, not for anyone but just because I love Poe/Finn and yup, that's it. I'm going to link that for anyone's reading pleasure as well.

So for Yuletide my main assignment was Life is Strange which I was really excited about since just after nominations I'd written a Life is Strange fic for myself (I have a lot of feelings about the end of this game and exploring them in fic is lots of fun. I may still not be finished.) Anyway, I was pumped and I liked the prompts. I also then picked up two pinch hits this year, another for Life is Strange and one for the video game Soma (which is super new to me). It's funny though, I feel like all three of my fics ended up with a similar story-in-a-story vibe. I'm pleased with them all though.

Please Don't Leave Me (1387 words) by Cherith
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Soma (Video Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Simon Jarrett, Catherine Chun, The WAU
Additional Tags: Extended Scene, Existential Crisis, Broken Reality, Game Spoilers
Summary: Simon has some thoughts after Catherine cuts out. He thinks about how long he has left, wondering if it's less than he's capable of managing. Without Catherine he finds himself at a loss for what comes next.

To the Start (3658 words) by Cherith
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Life Is Strange (Video Game)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Maxine Caulfield/Chloe Price
Characters: Maxine Caulfield, Chloe Price (Life Is Strange)
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Flashbacks, Alternate Universe, End of the World, Fix-It, Extended Scene, Love, Game Spoilers, pricefield, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: Max makes the hardest decision she's ever had to make in her life and she hates every second of it. Living with the consequences is difficult and Max keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop- to find out that her choice meant nothing in the long run. What then, when her choices start to blend together, is she supposed to do?

Dreaming Awake (3444 words) by Cherith
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Life Is Strange (Video Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Relationships: Maxine Caulfield/Chloe Price
Characters: Maxine Caulfield, Chloe Price (Life Is Strange)
Additional Tags: POV Second Person, Flashbacks, Alternate Timelines, 5 Times, Misses Clause Challenge, Time Travel, pricefield, Game Spoilers
Summary: Moments within moments during the longest, strangest week of Max's life. She's making choices again and again that help her both define her relationship with Chloe, but also show the depth of emotion she feels.

The five AU times Max nearly tells Chloe how she feels. And the one time (when it really matters) she does.

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And one Star Wars for no one but me, just because:

If It's Hard to Believe (716 words) by Cherith
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Poe Dameron/Finn
Characters: Poe Dameron, Finn (Star Wars)
Additional Tags: Dreams and Nightmares, Comfort, Stormpilot, One Shot
Summary: Poe had never dreamt about unmasking a Stormtrooper before. (We know that Finn thought Poe died after the crash, but wouldn't Poe have thought the same thing?)

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For Yuletide I requested a bunch of new-to-me fandoms but also my old standby: Little Red Riding Hood. It's the story closest to my heart and I don't care how many times I requested it, because it always gives me something new. This year was no different. My main story was a cool twist on the original, and the other was a small drabble-poem that really captured the spirit of LRRH in few words.

To the Grand Mother's House We Go (4301 words) by Bottomfeeder
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rotkäppchen | Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tale)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Big Bad Wolf/Little Red Riding Hood
Characters: Big Bad Wolf (Little Red Riding Hood), Grandmother (Little Red Riding Hood), Little Red Riding Hood, Mother (Little Red Riding Hood)
Additional Tags: Fairy Tale Retellings
Summary: They are all victims to the Grand Mother's experiments.

Inheritance (100 words) by rabidsamfan
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rotkäppchen | Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tale)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Little Red Riding Hood
Additional Tags: Wolves, yumadrin, Drabble, Dark
Series: Part 99 of 100 words in 100(+) fandoms


Overall a great holiday story wrap-up. I'm really happy with it all. Belated apologies and a big thank you to Bottomfeeder though for having to write for me a second year in a row. They gave me such a wonderful Legend (Darkness/Lili) story last year and I don't think I gave them as much to go on this year with all the newer fandoms. But they really gave me something different and unique, I like it a lot.
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So, due to being sick and pretty much asleep for the majority of Yuletide sign-ups, I actually missed signing up as a writer.  But, like I have the past few years, I picked up a few pinch-hits and ended up writing two stories.  Neither in fandoms I've given a lot of thought to.  As with a lot of stuff I write that's outside my normal fandoms, I was super nervous to write these, and I'm still not completely happy with them.  But, I wrote them.

(All Story links go to AO3)

And then somehow (I didn't know they did this to be honest) I was able to sign-up to get a story anyway, because I picked up more than one pinch-hit.  Quel surprise! And then, I didn't get one, but SIX gifts, and I just was over-the-moon.  So, for your reading pleasure:

  • An Honest Mistake - Dragon Age [Isabela/Aveline] (a special treat for me by virusq because technically DA isn't a Yuletide fandom)
  • Purgatory - Carnivale [Henry & Management]

There's more, but let me first say that I've requested Little Red Riding Hood stories every year I've done fandom and I've been super impressed every year by what people come up with.  I got four LRRH stories this year and I love each of them.  You'll see by the tags, I have a type for LRRH stories and I think all of these are slightly smutty.

As for Dragon Age fandom, I wrote a few things for that (and one co-written piece) by far the longest of which is Of Wolves (which you might be tired of hearing about, but I'm not tired of talking about it - {see love of LRRH stories}

And I got some cool stuff too:

cherith: (Muses are Busy)
I wish I could've done more this year, and in fact I applied for a TON of pinch-hits, but only got one of them. That's okay though, I got pretty wrapped up in on of my stories, and was writing down to the wire.

YULETIDE
I wrote two stories:
FairyTales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon: An Interstellar Search for Love in the Four Corners of the Universe for Phantom.
This is quite basically East of the Sun, West of the Moon IN SPACE!
Eastwick (TV): The Restorative Powers of Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows on a Winter’s Afternoon for roadmarks
I have never written Eastwick before, and might not ever again, but I enjoyed writing this.

And I received 3 stories!
FairyTales: Little Red Riding Hood: The Funeral Dress by antartic and Scarlet by calenlily.
Alice in Wonderland: The Queen's Special Tea by foxtwin.

I love them all.


I also participated in this year's Secret Swooper exchange at at [livejournal.com profile] swooping_is_bad.
Dragon Age: Origins: Cautiously, but Onward for jessicajones_1.

I have not as of yet received a SS gift in return, though I've been assured that I'm supposed to get one. *shrug* At this point, I'm not holding my breath.


With the Holiday totals, this means I wrote about 68k words in fic for this year, not including what I did in non-fiction for NaNoWriMo. That's not shabby. Though if I'd been able to do the Alice in Wonderland BB and the Inception BB, it would've hit 100k, or damn near close. Maybe I can try that for 2011. :)

[community profile] scifibigbang sign-ups are coming up soon, and I think I might try that again this year.

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