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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2012-12-31 10:36 pm

Yuletide: Gifts for Me!

I was going to do this as one general end-of-Yuletide wrap-up, the way I usually do, but the authors aren't revealed yet, and I don't want to wait any longer to brag about my gifts. So, hey: I got cool stuff! I got two fantastic stories:

My Only Self (4587 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Space Girl - The Imagined Village
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Space Girl/Servo Robot Rocket Pilot
Characters: Space Girl, Servo Robot Rocket Pilot

In the aftermath of a disastrous accident, Space Girl and her robot find a new understanding of each other—and possibly, forgiveness.

This is a story for the song Space Girl, by the Imagined Village, and it is wonderful. (It's also the first time I've read my Yuletide story and had suspicions about who wrote it.) Even if you've never heard the song (although I maintain that it is well worth a listen), if you like robots or technological sex or human-machine interaction, this is a story that is designed for you. (Well, technically I guess it was designed for me. Still.) Read!

And because I am the Luckiest Yuletider, I also got:

this obsessive idea (2847 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Literary RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Charles Baudelaire/Jeanne Duval
Characters: Charles Baudelaire, Édouard Manet, Jeanne Duval

Paris, 1863. Édouard's new painting is finished, and he must decide if he should submit it to the Salon for consideration. Charles can't bring himself to care.

All those of you who have, through the years, looked at my ridiculous Charles Baudelaire prompt and wished someone else would write it: SOMEONE DID WRITE IT. And whoever it was did an amazing job. This story is incredible. Beautifully written, and it perfectly integrates the demons and terrors of Baudelaire's imagination with reality, so neither he nor you is ever sure what's real. So, so great.

And both of these stories deserve way more love than they've gotten. PLEASE GO LOVE MY STORIES THE WAY I DO.

(Anonymous) 2013-01-01 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
I am kind of dying to know who you suspect, because if you actually suspected me, I would be deeply surprised.

-Yr. Lving Author
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2013-01-01 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
I am deeply, sullenly resentful that someone wrote you your Baudelaire story, because I was going to write it for you next year, dammit. And I'm a small person.

But I'm glad you have it. <3 And...I am cheered by knowing you're totes wrong. XD
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2013-01-01 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Pfffft, like I actually know anything about it.


*smiles serenely* I'm actually just here to make your Yuletide more confusing!
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[personal profile] staranise 2013-01-01 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Whatever you suspected I'm pleased, I think. You BOTH know writers of excellent quality, whom it is an honour to be mistaken for.

(Unless you DID suspect me. O.o)
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[personal profile] tevere 2013-01-01 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
I once met an international colleague whose unit had the motto, for real, "Confirm nothing, deny everything, make counter-allegations."


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[personal profile] bonspiel 2013-01-01 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG there's a Space Girl fic *runs to read*
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this obsessive idea

[personal profile] kangeiko 2013-01-01 08:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so pleased you liked it! :) I've been coveting that prompt for years, hoping I'd be assigned it, and in the end I couldn't wait.

(and lemon_badgeress, please do write it! I'd love to read someone else's take on it!)

Happy Yule!
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Re: this obsessive idea

[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2013-01-02 07:50 am (UTC)(link)
I am unlikely to write it because I seriously had to default on Yuletide this year because trying to write made me ill. Also I know NOTHING about Paris at the time. But I had lined up a historian friend who thought researching Paris of the time and telling me all about it would be awesome good times!
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Re: this obsessive idea

[personal profile] kangeiko 2013-01-02 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's horrid. :( I'm sorry you had an upsetting Yuletide, that's never fun. But as you say, Paris IS awesome good times, so I can heartily recommend going ahead with researching & writing the fic of your heart anyway - no one's going to turn down MOAR fic, and if you've done all that planning it seems a shame not to have the fic at the end of it? I hope things get better for you soon!
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[personal profile] commodorified 2013-02-28 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
... will there ever be another Earthling post, or has he requested Privacy?