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Yuletide Recs

I've finally had the time at a computer to put together my Yuletide recs, having read most of them on my phone.

First up the femslash - I'm not going to give pairings, there's some joy in just seeing how femslash has been added to some of these.

Femslash fandoms that won Yuletide - I think Carmilla probably won overall, but I haven't watched it yet so I couldn't read those. But some other femslash maintext heavy hitters did well: like Orange is the New Black, and Gotham and a couple more subtext heavy fandoms did nicely. Bend it Like Beckham was all femslash all the time, Bletchley Circle had several femslash stories, of which this one was a standout:

Bletchley Circle
In the Blackout
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2785487
This Bletchley-era story had a lovely buildup.

For the maintext fandoms:

Gotham/DCU
The Children We Once Were
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2808908
The femslash in this is brief, but as a story tieing the Gotham show to the future DCU universe this is great. But then, I'm a sucker for Babs.

Orange is the New Black
Necessity
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2845748
This one is all about the originality of the crossover.


And then there are the fandoms where you don't really expect femslash, so it's a delight to get it:

Just William - Richmal Crompton
William and the Fond Reunion
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2834897
Could easily be one of the books. With more lesbianism.

Two more classic book series:

Peter Wimsey & Jane Marple
An Afternoon's Adventure
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2801798/chapters/6289421
Bonus for the epistolary bits.

Scarborough Fair (song)
gather it all in a bunch of heather
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2552603
Sweet.

And the female centric canons that always might produce femslash:

Lizzie Bennett Diaries
Good Cause
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2806862
Another nicely in character story continuation.

Trixie Belden
Trixie Belden and the Sorrowful Sisters
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2783129/chapters/6243368
True to its time and its characters.

The Steerswoman
Nights of Yes and No
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2662277
I skimmmed some of this because I've only read the first book, but it's well done.

The amusing:

The Sound of Music
The Birds of the Sky and the Beasts of the Field
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2843561
What if Maria had been sent somewhere different when she left the convent?
The ending is wonderful.

Great British Bake-Off RPF
The Malteser Falcon
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2842499
Femslash is way less surprising here, but the mode is awesome.

The fairytales:

La Belle et la Bête
For Always, Forever
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2751191
This manages the two things I always most want from Beauty and the Beast stories.

Including this because there's not enough Maleficent fic, and the femslash was outnumbered 4:1 by the het:

Maleficent
And Ever After
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2821217
A what happens next fic.

But I love that this exists:
Sleeping Beauty
toast and tea, sunshine and shadow
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2551190
A different version of misunderstood Maleficent .



And the rest - gen and het and slash in fandoms I love, or fandoms everyone knows:

Aliens fandom was big on everyone survives AUs this year. I liked the set up in this one, though there's not much story to it:

Alien
Accident
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2801339


Black Beauty
The Kindness of Men
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2654603
Ginger in a stealth crossover.

Fire and Hemlock
Fairy Reasonable
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2809970
This one amused me, I'd be happy for it to be canon.

Tam Lin (Pamela Dean)
The Piper
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2792891
An excellent, in character continuation of the story.


Terminator/TSCC
Intuition and Ingenuity
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2837789
I like this story of Danny Dyson dealing with people who want things from him. Not being the chosen one.


M*A*S*H*
Whatever Blows Up Your Skirt
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2014/works/2551190
Another classic could-be-an episode fic.

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