Just posting a few recs from the Yuletide collection, starting with the lovely gifts I received this year!I'd Rather Be
by Laura47, Louis Vuitton L'invitation au voyage commercials - I became slightly obsessed with these weird, bizarre, gorgeous commercials that feature David Bowie playing a harpsichord at a costume party in Venice (with the occasional nod to Labyrinth
in there). This fic takes the situation and gives it background, character, depth, and still plenty of mystery. I just adore my present.Les Enfants de Cinema
by Aeriel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
- I loved this book so deeply when I read it, and I so want Hugo and Isabelle to have wonderful, glorious lives. Isabelle is working on a film in this, but that's not quite what she's really doing. This is just a wonderful look at how the two will work in the future. It's perfectly Isabelle, too.
And a treat!Exit, Stage Left
by rabidsamfan, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
- This little treat deals some with Papa Georges and the automaton as well as the changing course of history coming to France. It packs quite the punch in about 200 words, and again, it's wonderful to see what the characters are up to.
Additionally, I've gone through T-Z in the Yuletide collection, and there are loads of wonderful stories this year, as always. Here are a few favorites:If Its Sewing, She Sews
- by Mithrigil, West Side Story
Maria, unlike Juliet, survives, but what happens to her after all the tragedy, and what about Anita? This fic did a terrific job of looking at what could happen, and it gives a sense of healing and hope to the characters. If you love WWS, this is really worth a look.When Life Gives You Lemons, Sometimes You Just Have to Avoid Them for Awhile
- by James, Wall-E
- The focus in this story is Mo, the cleaning bot, who has just realized how overwhelming trying to tidy up the Earth is going to be. It's funny and in character and just plain fun.Complete Metamorphosis
by Resistate, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Yuletide often brings a children's story re-imagined, and this is one of those cases. Meet Humphrey, the caterpillar who loves to eat and create art. This is charming and touching and just wonderfulTwo Evenings in 1938
by Sunchales, To Kill a Mockingbird
- Scout is a bit older, and taking singing lessons, and Dill returns. There's also a bit of Calpurnia here. This feels like something that could happen in the world of the book.All on a Summer's Day
by Alchemine, The Tempest
- Little Miranda is protected by Ariel on the island but followed by Caliban, just not for the reasons I thought originally. The imagery in this is clear and has a sort of golden glow to it.