lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 03:04 pm
For Yuletide this year I both wrote and received fic in the awesome Queen's Thief fandom. It's a very twisty, plotty series of books, but fortunately my recipient asked for a missing scene in the books so I didn't have to try to plot to Megan Whalen Turner's standards!

The fic I received managed to include one of my favourite things in fic without me even mentioning it (good footnotes) so that alone would have been thrilling, but it's a future fic, a historian looking back on the rule of the two Queens I requested. It was wonderful seeing what little details about the Queens' lives made it through to posterity, and the author even included excerpts of letters and histories and highly debated writings by the one character in the books who does actually write things down. And, of course, since the series had a potential future event as a major motivator for certain characters, it was fascinating to see how that worked out in both the person and writing of the historian.

The Two Queens (1782 words) by plalligator
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eddis/Sophos (Queen's Thief), Attolia/Eugenides (Queen's Thief)
Characters: Eddis (Queen's Thief), Attolia (Queen's Thief)
Additional Tags: Meta, Original Character(s)

A Treatise on the Partnership Between Eddis Thēlykό and Attolia Έndoxē During the Golden Age (Excerpts from the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2)

compiled by the scholar Sophia in the year 1022

The fic I wrote was a lot of fun - Eugenides is a highly unreliable narrator, and when I got to the end of the first section which features an improbable feat of thieving, I realised that he was telling the story, so then I had to think about who was his audience, and that set up the rest of the fic for me. The title is from this poem by Rumi which I think is highly appropriate for the characters in question.

A Ruby Held Up to the Sunrise )

Or here at AO3.
lilacsigil: Japanese girl writing (Write)
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 12:47 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing a story for me! I've tried to put plenty of information for each fandom, but if you would like to write something completely different please feel free! I am also happy for you to include as many or as few of the nominated characters as you wish. If you're not sure about anything, or want to do a crossover with another fandom and need to check if I know it, just ask my partner [personal profile] st_aurafina.

Things I enjoy: stories about female characters, plot, character interaction, gen fic or any of femslash/het/slash, exploring a canon world. I also like OCs as a way to expand the canon universe, so if that's a direction you want to go, that would be great too. AUs are fine – both in the sense of a deviation from canon and a completely different world – as long as they're not mundane AUs. (Modern AUs are fine, as long as they're not mundane modern AUs – superpowered coffee shops or high school on a Zeppelin would be just fine!)

Things I don't enjoy: non-con or rape, non-canon character deaths (canon deaths are fair game), adult/teen or adult/child sexual interaction, zombies, apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic AUs, mundane AUs.

Baker Street )

Daredevil (comics) )

Emma Frost (comic) )

The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner )

Storm )

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina

(SPOILERS for books one and two – please don't read unless you've read the books, because there are story-destroying spoilers here! If this interests you and you'd like to read the books, head over to The Firstwood to check them out!)

The Tribe - Ambelin Kwaymullina MAJOR SPOILERS )