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Yuletide Reveal Post

I had a pretty quiet yuletide this year, where I managed to write two stories that fulfilled long-standing requests, one that was some of the most out-there crack I've ever written and one to a slightly controversial request that I'm extremely happy with.

Not many comments or recs, and the always not-so-fun experience of seeing all the other fics in one fandom get recced and not mine, but I knew the risks going in. I am somewhat amused to have been so far ahead of my time giving people the opportunity to vent about Yuletide disappointment, only to be roundly criticized for doing so. Now of course it's all the rage, as long you post anonymously.

I'd also like to thanks all my fabulous Betas and Hand-Holders: vanillafluffy, drunkenhedghog, timbershiver, hllangel, and evila_elf, who will all be properly noted in the A03 notes before I hit enter on this post.


K-Gal's Yuletide Fics for 2012:

Harry-The Album written for Jennaria
Fandom: Mamma Mia
Pairings: Harry Bright/Multiple Characters

The Queen of Angst writes fanfic for one of the fluffiest movies ever. Although if there's any character who has angst potential, it's poor, under-written, blink and you'll miss his coming-out scene, Harry. (Colin Firth.)

I had a blast writing this and working in as many references to ABBA songs that weren't used in the movie as I could. I also snuck in some British political RPF, mostly because it amused me and because I felt it made sense within the context of the story and the somewhat fishy timeline of the movie.


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K Is For Kinky written for Monsteranon

Fandom: QI RPF
Pairings: None...unless you count Alan Davies having the hots for Hillary Clinton.

Serious crack. I really don't know WHAT I was thinking, but it was also a joy to write and work in as many QI in-jokes and references as I could. Thanks so much to Drunken Hedghog and Timbershiver for Beta and Brit-checking and for not asking me: WHAT KIND OF DRUGS ARE YOU ON AND WHERE CAN I GET SOME!

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Prior Restraint written for jaegecko.
Fandom: LA LAW

And I'm the only fic in this fandom on A03!

I really enjoyed immersing myself in an OLD LOVE and getting to write the always-fabulous CJ Lamb, as well as visit the ground-breaking CJ/Abigail kiss. Getting a happy recipient and new DW friend was a bonus.

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Tea For Two written for Boosette
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Pairing: Steve/Claudia

This was the one bit of drama in this year's Yuletide. The prompt for this fic and the fact that someone chose to wrote it attracted some less-than-pleasant attention. However people have been polite so far, and I'm quite pleased with the number of Kudos.

Comments

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joanne_c
Jan. 11th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
What I'm curious about is why that specific prompt was the one that caused all the drama. It was not the only prompt asking for a gay man to have sex with a woman, after all, and yet for the story I wrote with a similar situation, not a peep of negative attention (not that I want it, mind you, I'm just puzzled that no one even looked twice). Perhaps it's fandom knowledge as well, but even so.
karaokegal
Jan. 11th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I think it MIGHT be that the time-frame was extended this year, which made it nice to have more writing time, people also had a LOT of time to peruse the letters and go looking for things to get pissed off about. I mean the griping about that request started before assignments even went out. That's one reason I had qualms about the letters being up so early.

I thought there might be some quibbles with my Harry Bright characterization along similar lines. In the movie, he says that Donna was "the only woman I ever loved," and it's supposed to be very meaningful, since it's also part of the "blink and you'll miss-it" coming out. But I chose to NOT to interpret it as her being the only woman he ever slept with. My Harry leans toward men, is still bisexual, as far as I'm concerned.
joanne_c
Jan. 12th, 2013 11:26 am (UTC)
That's true and I suppose FPF is more likely to get slated than RPF for that as well, if only because people seem very attached to canon gay characters in a different way.

I haven't read the story but I always thought he must have had sex with more than one woman, if only because of the time (ish) and just in general. I'd say he was still gay for all intents and purposes, though, that doesn't mean he couldn't have slept with a woman and liked it. Of course, fandom seems not to recognise this as an option, while quite often allowing the opposite (a straight or mostly straight man sleeping with a man and liking it).

But I could go on for several comments about a lot of fandom's hypocrisy.

On a happier note, Burn Gorman is going to be on Revenge. Let's hope HIS US mainstream debut is a more palatable character than Marc Warren's on The Good Wife. Not that it would be hard...
karaokegal
Jan. 12th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
So much EPIC FAIL on The Good Wife. TGW has managed to create characters who are patently "eeeevil" yet still able to be charming or at least compelling, such as Colin Sweeney, and Mark Warren has been able to take slimy, nearly repulsive characters and imbue them with charm, as he did in State of Play, so the fact that there was pretty much not a single charming, funny, believable moment for Nick either in the writing OR the acting is just a complete mystery. If only because, even if Kalinda was meant to me a masochist of Pauline Reage porportions, there still needs to be a Sir Stephen level of charisma involved in the abuser, which was so sorely lacking here as to render every moment of the plot incomprehensible. (Yeah, I've got feels on the matter.)

I don't watch Revenge and much as I love Burn, he's not Barrowman. i.e. I'll definitely be watching Spies of Warsaw for him, as well as Tenant, but might not be willing to drop into the middle of a show I'm not already invested in just to see Burn. (I went to Birmingham for John, Seeing Burn in London was just an added bonus.)

Oh fannish hypocrisy, you are so endlessly amusing, especially on all matters sexual.
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