I have seen some amazing Yuletide stories this year, and I wanted to give a shout out to some of them, both regular and Yuletide Madness.
I mentioned in another post how much I love my Glass Menagerie fic, "Breaking out of the Menagerie: a monologue"
which delves into Laura's story. I have a fuller breakdown on what makes it so amazing here
I also received a wonderful madness gift for a different fandom I requested. From the Arcade Fire song "Abraham's Daughter," I received the fic Daughter
, focusing on the unknown, unnamed (literally) character the song introduces who refuses to let her brother be sacrificed. I love the way the author goes into family relationships here, puts her together with Ishmael's line, and even has Sarah's small rebellion here. It's a wonderful read, and I really enjoyed it.
Another one in the same fandom is Abraham's Daughter
. Here, the story switches narrators and time periods, and the writer became very creative indeed.
Yet another in this fandom is For She Desires Questioning More Than Sacrifice
, a gender swap of sorts that rewrites history along very interesting lines.
In a completely unrelated fandom, Lady Lovelylocks and the Pixietails, I came across A New Quest
, It mainly centers on the interactions between Lady and Curly Crown and Fair Hair (though this could be the start of a longer idea). It's just sort of interesting to see a relatively fluffy 80s cartoon turn into a serious exploration of taxation and tariffs, having a matriarchal ruler involved.
From Code Name: Sailor V, I enjoyed She Breaks Just Like a Girl
. I watched some of Sailor Moon back in the 90s, and my memories of Sailor V are kind of vague, but I like this idea of the girl who has to save the world and what it means that she's just a kid.
In the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon, Going Home
was another one to watch. I wrote a fic in this a few years ago for Yuletide, and I haven't lost my affection for Eric here. This is very Eric-centric, dealing with what exactly home is, and I liked that he chose his own version of home.