Merry Christmas, everyone! Even if you don't celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful couple of days. ♥( My Christmas )
! I woke up this morning to discover that not only did yuletide
go live, but I got REALLY FREAKING AWESOME FICS from both of them!! ZOMG.
I'll start with jbbs
and I signed up together, so I won't flail too massively here, as she is away for Christmas and hasn't read our gift-fic yet, but O.M.G.!!!!!
WE GOT TIM/CISSIE!!! I draw sparkly hearts all over it. I really want to flail excessively, but I am containing myself. In the meantime, everyone should go read Christmas with the Waynes
because it is SO FREAKING AWESOME. ♥♥♥♥♥
And now, yuletide
I really don't even know what to say, but imagine my complete shock when I opened my email and found SIX
stories, just for me!! O_O
First, from my incredibly awesome author:Five Ways Reality Beats Fairy Tales, By Queen Nancy
and a shorter follow-up, P.S.: Three Ways Fairy Tales Beat the Real World, Also By Queen Nancy
, I requested Edward and Nancy's happy ending, and oh! These are so cute and fun! And--five things format!! I *love* that! The fic itself is cute and perfect.Love at first sight is fine for fairytales. I'll take reality and being
in love over it any day. Any damn day.
The follow up is short and funny, too!
And now, my ADDITIONAL FICS. I really don't even know how to express how happy and thankful I am for all of these wonderful stories. Thank you so much, mystery authors! You are all fantastic and so kind!I Think You'll Manage Better This Time
is also an Enchanted
fic. Edward's POV, once they are in Andalasia and married and WOW, Edward's voice is spot-on here! He's just as cute and confused and adorable here as he is in the movie, and I really love this.
It's just so cute, witnessing Edward's thoughts as he and Nancy have an argument."You're patronizing." Nancy's voice sounded flat and Edward felt a rush of panic.
"I'm sorry!" he said. "I didn't mean to anger you!"
Nancy stared at him. He wanted her not to sigh again, but how she said, "Edward?," wasn't any better.
Edward licked his lips. "Yes?"
"Right now I would very much like to hit you."
Edward stared and he could feel his mouth fall open. "But, oh, why?," he finally managed to ask.
*Beyond the Wide World's Edge
is a beautiful
re-telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon
, which is one of my all-time favorite fairy tales--(kind of a Norwegian version of Beauty and the Beast; East
by Edith Pattou is a wonderful novel version). This fic has gorgeous language and really interesting world-building. It has a wonderful journey, and mysterious characters and is such a fairy tale
."I need to find my way out of the world."
"Yes." The Mother of Storms tears a hunk from a loaf of bread warming on the ring of stones around the fire, holds it out to Esta. "You may not be able to find your way back into it."
Esta holds the stew in her right hand, takes the bread carefully in her left claws. "I'm not sure the world would have me back."
My last two (but SO not least!) fics are for Green Arrow
--but actually have very little Ollie in them, which is perfect. ;) When I was signing up, I saw that Cissie was listed as a GA character, and so of COURSE I had to ask for a fic about Cissie joining the Arrow-clan.
And I got TWO!!Like Family
is so perfect. It shows both Cissie and
Mia's insecurities about their places in their family, and there is Roy!!While Cissie just tried to learn her family, Mia tried to figure out her place. Cissie was an Olympic champion. She was Oliver's daughter, related by blood, and even if Cissie hadn't been around before, Mia felt Cissie was far more entitled to the Arrow clan. She thought maybe this was how Roy had felt when Connor had arrived, and felt she understood Roy better now, even though she was the one who had taken his name, not Connor.
Then there is Some Girls
, which is yet another gorgeous story just for me! This one is really neat in the way it describes Cissie and Mia's growing relationship and juxtaposes them--despite being blond archers, they are
different, and this really shows that. There's also Connor and Roy and Ollie and all of them in their brief appearances are awesome and perfect. (For some reason, Ollie's part is particularly wrenching and perfect.) Oh, Arrows, you really are a mess sometimes.
It is Mia/Cissie flavored, and while femme-slash doesn't usually do much for me, I still totally adore this fic. (And I have to say, the nickname Roy gives Cissie made me squeak and grin.)Her room is next to Mia's. It makes for an agreeable kind of juxtaposition.
It's been months and Cissie's room still has the sort of blank hospitality any Holiday Inn would be proud to call it's own. There are no signs that she lives there, except for a purple stain on the carpet from when she accidentally tipped over a can of grape Zesti.
Mia's room is exactly the opposite.
In conclusion, I am so full of joy and love about Yuletide and JBBS that I really don't know what to do with myself! I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of my fics, and they are all absolutely perfect.
I would love to be more coherent, and if I didn't say it enough--I love everything I received!! But I am beyond exhausted and my head is pounding and I have caught a cold for Christmas. So I am going to crawl into bed now.
Merry Christmas, everyone!