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Yay, the author names have been revealed for Yuletide! My, my, my, my friends are sneaky and excellent authors! Several of the stories I recced were written by you guys. :)

[ profile] mandysbitch, congrats on The War At Home. LOVED it, and I for one am MOST appreciative that you got Stephanie out of her rut. If only Evanovich could do so!

And [ profile] therealjae wrote Sun of a New Season and 40 Miles North of Presidio AND Falling Quiet. Sneaky! I suppose I should have guessed you'd write FNL. Heh.

I was completely wrong about the authors of Strangers in a Strange Land (it felt like a [ profile] vaznetti crossover to me!) and We'll Take What We Can Carry, and We'll Leave The Rest (my guess was [ profile] hossgal), but brava to the real authors, hyperfocused and luzdeestrellas, respectively.

And my very own gift, my beloved A Can of Beer and Thou, was written by Zortified, who I am astonished I didn't know before now. How can someone who knows Bosco that well have gone unnoticed by me before?


My own story was a Rescue Me fic, Breaking the Ice, for [ profile] starlurker. I don't have much to say about the writing process for this, because it just popped out of me fully formed just when I least expected it. But if [ profile] starlurker is reading this, I want to say I actually TRIED to write the Luke/Noah story you wanted for ATWT, but it kept meandering and never took off into anything more than one brief scene. But I was so pleased and excited to have seen the prompt (I love ATWT, and it's hard to find people online who do), and I wish I could have fulfilled that one for you too.

Now it is time to wander off and see if some of my other friends wrote things in fandoms I am familiar with, so I can read and enjoy them. [ profile] jesshelga? [ profile] orangetip? Will I know your fandoms?
k2daisy: (Bosco in Blue)
More [ profile] yuletide recs, before the big reveal:

New Cuisine -- Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series. Saul and Fritz, I never would have imagined it. But this writer made it plausible, and enjoyable.

We'll Take What We Can Carry, and We'll Leave The Rest -- Fried Green Tomatoes (movie). Made me cry. I think I recognized the author's tone, and if I'm right, hats off to you, my friend.

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down -- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. I love, love, LOVE stories that can do the tone of canon pitch-perfect, and this story does it brilliantly. Sheer genius.

All Your Cares Beguile -- Stephen King's The Stand. Nick and Larry (my two favorite characters) have a conversation. I'm not a slash girl so I don't know why I was drawn to this, but I was, and it got me.

Halfway Enough -- Friends. I stopped watching Friends a few years before it ended, but I followed along enough to know what happened in the end. This is a nice, believable post-script.

and still more tomorrow -- Remington Steele. I must confess, I loved Remington Steele not because of Steele or even Laura (who was my 2nd favorite), but because of Murphy. I never loved it as much after he left. Oh, MURPH.

The Fearless Moral Inventory of Millhouse Van Houten -- The Simpsons. Millhouse grows up, but he's still in love with Lisa. This is wonderful -- the voices are just right.

I'm almost afraid to rec this, because it is VERY BAD AND WRONG, but sometimes you just need a little WRONGNESS in your life. So if you haven't yet, check out Why Sex Ed Should Stay in Schools (Sesame Street). Consider it the Care Bears BDSM of Yuletide 2007.

Finally, The War at Home -- Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. A must-read for anyone who's read or given up on this series. The Yuletide author managed to do what Evanovich herself cannot: she got Stephanie moving out of the rut she's been in too long. I was upset at first by the way she did it (no spoilers!), but I have to admit it was needed, and it worked. Plus, Tank and Lula! I'm a few novels behind; is that canon? It should be!

I'm getting very curious about the reveal; there have been a few where I think I recognize the authors -- and I am DYING to know who knows Third Watch so well they were able to write such a perfect Bosco in less than a day. If they're not already on my flist, THEY WILL BE.
k2daisy: (Bosco Food)
First of all, I am very, VERY proud that the very first -- and as yet only *g* -- Third Watch fanfic in the Yuletide archive was written expressly for MEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Bosco and Yokas were great with the angst and torment, but they also did excellent work in the lighter storylines. This fic reads like one of those, where the humor comes from the way they interact with each other, the way Faith was a ROCK STAR for putting up with Bosco at his most obnoxious. A Can of Beer and Thou, check it out.

(I know the story was written by a pinch-hitter, and I swear, I almost think it might have been someone on my flist. Whoever it is gave me EXACTLY the Asshole Bosco that I love. Who else would know that unless they've been listening to me swoon over him all these years? Hee!)

Second of all, there are some awesome stories coming from shows I adore. Such as:

-If you liked and miss The Class, you will enjoy An Unexpected Christmas. Not a pairing I expected, but the voices in it ring true.

-For the Mac/PC commercial fans, Hasta La Vista and Hanging Out, BFF are worth reading. COOKIES. Genius!

-Friday Night Lights has a number of good stories, including:
Permutations -- not all the pairings worked for me, but the Matt/Julie and Tim/Tyra tore at my heart.
Sun of a New Season -- Tami and Julie, still working on figuring each other out.
The Biggest Win -- Coach meets Mrs. Coach for the first time. As messily perfect as you thought it would be.
That Guy -- Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, BILLY!

There's a bunch more in that fandom I still have to read, too.

-The definitive How I Met Your Mother fic this year for me is Leave No Man Behind. I've been a secret Robin/Barney shipper for a while now; this story cements that for me. It is legen -- wait for it -- DARY. Suit Up is a lot of fun as well.

-I don't particularly remember loving Jennifer Crusie's "Faking It" (I like "Crazy for You" more), but Do wa diddy makes me want to pull out my copy and read it again. Very fun.

-The greatest thing about Medium is the wonderful oasis of normalcy in the middle of all the chaos. A Morning Conversation highlights that, letting Joe and Lee have a much-needed conversation between the two of them, non-psychic to non-psychic.

-Northern Exposure is the perfect show to support a multi-fandom crossover, as exemplified in Strangers in a Strange Land. Not really shows I watch, but I did recognize most of them through fannish osmosis. Not sure about the Marilyn segment, though. Can anyone fill me in?

-I never saw Terminator 3, but knowledge of 1 and 2 is all that's needed to let How To Change the World Without Even Trying rip your heart to shreds. It's John's world through his eyes, and it's not easy.

I think I still have the Janet Evanovich and Rex Stout stories to dive into, but these are the ones I've found and loved so far!
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