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(My friends came, had a nice time, liked each other, and went. I am now vv tired and also have not yet watched DW, because vv tired so catching up must wait, but in the meantime, one of two posts I made earlier; in this case my final Yuletide recs post. <3)



Somewhat belated, but better late than never, as they say.



Devilish Exercise (1671 words) by minnabird
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Howl Pendragon
Additional Tags: Theatre, University, Pre-Canon, Magic
Summary: Until he's asked to help with a production of Doctor Faustus, Howell Jenkins isn't sure he's satisfied with the study of charms and spells.

This is such a fab origin story for Howl, it's brilliant.


Missing Persian (1739 words) by Castiron
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Perdita (The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith), White Persian Cat (101 Dalmatians)
Summary: Perdita understands why the white cat wants to stay missing.

My childhood copy of The Hundred and One Dalmatians is little battered, chewed, and bled on, so fic for it is a delight, and this in addition is a lovely look at an interesting side character - Cruella's white Persian cat.


Jonathan Strange Splits the Infinitive (1295 words) by meradorm
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jonathan Strange, Gilbert Norrell, John Childermass, Arabella Strange
Summary: With catastrophic results.

Pinch hit for Yuletide 2016.

A fun look at Norrell and Strange, very nicely done.


fire brothers (1950 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: King Lear - Shakespeare
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Edmund & Edgar
Characters: Edmund (King Lear), Edgar (King Lear), Earl of Gloucester (King Lear), Goneril (King Lear)
Additional Tags: Siblings, Illegitimacy, Canonical Character Death, Betrayal, Crueltide
Summary: Edmund and Edgar and their tangled relationship with each other, from beginning to end.


What it says, really - excellent and powerful fic.


and you'll outlive all you love (1133 words) by Lady_Ganesh
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Librarians (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jenkins | Galahad, Oscar Wilde, Robbie Ross
Additional Tags: One-Sided Attraction, Unrequited Love, Deathbed, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Jenkins sneaks away from his duties to give a goodbye gift.


Wonderful snippet from Jenkins's long backstory.


Goodwill (1113 words) by ChokolatteJedi
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Librarians (TV 2014)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eve Baird, Jenkins | Galahad, Jake Stone, Cassandra Cillian, Ezekiel Jones
Additional Tags: Christmas, Fluffy Ending, Team as Family, Holiday Blues
Summary: Eve is feeling a little down this week.


Sweet little piece in which Jenkins helps Eve re. her lack of enjoyment of Christmas.


Game Not Over (1377 words) by jessikast
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Librarians (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ezekiel Jones, Eve Baird, Jake Stone, Cassandra Cillian, Jenkins | Galahad, Ray | Spirit of the Library
Summary: "The Library felt the wrongness like an itch under its skin – or rather, the part of the Library that had spent four months as Ray and knew what having skin felt like felt it as an itch under its skin." Post 2x08 "The Librarians and the Point of Salvation" the Library takes Ezekiel's lack of memory about the experience into it's own hands.


Excellent episode tag that explores the Library itself a little more.


Devil's Bridge (2120 words) by valleyd
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Librarians (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cassandra Cillian, Jake Stone, Ezekiel Jones
Additional Tags: accidental case, Fish, new magic in the world
Summary: "It's the engineering," said Cassandra. "The math doesn't work out. This bridge literally should not be standing."


Delightfully pitch-perfect casefic.


Now Are Found (1510 words) by james
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Librarians (TV 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jenkins | Galahad, Ezekiel Jones, Jake Stone, Eve Baird, Cassandra Cillian
Additional Tags: Fluff, Slice of Life
Summary: Jenkins has spent a lot of time alone, and he likes it that way. He won't admit (out loud) that he doesn't really mind the newfound family that has set itself up in his personal space.


Jenkins POV, as he adjusts to the changes the team have brought to his (long) life. <3


(I enjoyed all of The Librarians fic I read this year, so it's well work checking out the others in the collection, but these were probably my favourites (in addition to those on my previous lists!), whittled down to keep this recs list from getting too far out of line.)


our compass needle standing still (2949 words) by brilligspoons
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell | UK TV
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
Characters: Margaret Hale, John Thornton, Dixon (North and South), Richard Hale
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Science Fiction, Minor Character Death
Summary: A new planet, a new home, a new job, and no Imperial guards in sight--it's more than Margaret's let herself dream of in over a decade. And then there's John.


Really clever AU-setting of North & South, with a lot of hinted at world-building in a relatively short piece.


Moving on (1068 words) by a_la_grecque
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: A small selection of Isabella's correspondence sometime after the events in Bath


What it says! It's great, and made me grin throughout. Oh, Isabella...!


Cysylltiad (5499 words) by Kainosite
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Owl Service - Alan Garner
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwyn/Roger Bradley, Alison/Gwyn (The Owl Service), Alison & Roger Bradley
Characters: Roger Bradley, Gwyn (The Owl Service), Alison (The Owl Service)
Summary: For nine years, Roger has been trying to make sense of what happened in the valley alone. But when he unexpectedly runs into Gwyn in London, he's presented with the chance to gain an ally in his struggle and maybe something more.


Post-book. Beautifully written look at Roger, with still a hint of the eerie vividness of the original.


with a good sword and a trusty shield (3100 words) by paperclipbitch
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poldark (TV 2015)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Demelza Carne/Dwight Enys/Ross Poldark, Dwight Enys & Ross Poldark, Dwight Enys/Ross Poldark, Demelza Carne/Dwight Enys, Demelza Carne/Ross Poldark
Characters: Dwight Enys, Ross Poldark, Demelza Carne, Julia Poldark
Additional Tags: Canonical Character Death, Pining, Friends to Lovers, Grief/Mourning, Alcohol, Season/Series 01, Pre-OT3, i just love doctor bro so much okay
Summary: The flush of being under Ross’ regard is, it turns out, not something that years can fade, not something that years can tarnish.

Gorgeous look at Dwight and his friendship and love for both Ross and Demelza. (Follows TV canon in regards to how Ross & Dwight met.)


bedroom hymns (1446 words) by spyglass
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poldark (TV 2015)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Demelza Carne/Ross Poldark
Characters: Demelza Carne, Ross Poldark
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2016
Summary: Demelza learns to adjust to married life, or five nights from the early days of Ross and Demelza's relationship.


What it says, with a Demelza voice that rings true and a light touch.


Give an Inch (497 words) by neveralarch
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pyramids - Terry Pratchett, Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Pteppicymon XXVIII, Princess Kelirehenna
Summary: Queen Keli meets someone very useful.


An unexpected meeting that's a lot of fun.


A Reluctant Courtship (1906 words) by maybetwice
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Reluctant Widow - Georgette Heyer
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Edward Carlyon/Elinor Rochdale
Characters: Edward Carlyon, Elinor Rochdale
Additional Tags: Courtship
Summary: It's only a few months before the end of her mourning Mr. Cheviot when Elinor finally arrives in Bath.


Enjoyable, understated post-canon piece.


Wyatt, Out Of Time (1430 words) by burglebezzlement
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Timeless (TV 2016)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jessica Logan/Wyatt Logan, Wyatt Logan/Lucy Preston
Characters: Wyatt Logan, Lucy Preston, Jessica Logan
Additional Tags: Timelines, JFK assassination, Bittersweet Ending, Yuletide Treat
Summary: There is no timeline in which Wyatt can accept Jessica’s death.


Sharply written look at how far Wyatt's obsession might go.


And these two both have a similar scenario, but the first is a darker fic, the second a lighter one, both very good in their different ways:

Dishabille (1276 words) by Sobriquett
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Victoria (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne/Queen Victoria
Characters: William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Additional Tags: Character Study, Introspection, Sexual Fantasy, Yuletide Treat, Heavy Drinking, Innuendo, Canon Compliant
Summary: If only her smiles were all he dreamed of.


But A Dream (1033 words) by Dancingsalome
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Victoria (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne/Queen Victoria
Characters: William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901)
Additional Tags: Unresolved Sexual Tension, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Lord Melbourne has a daydream he indulges in now and then.

Date: 6 May 2017 10:53 pm (UTC)
radiantfracture: (Default)
From: [personal profile] radiantfracture
Owl Service! I liked that quite a lot. Thank you.

{rf}

Date: 7 May 2017 07:08 pm (UTC)
radiantfracture: (Default)
From: [personal profile] radiantfracture
I agree. The tone and the elliptical style are there.

Date: 7 May 2017 05:28 am (UTC)
scripsi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scripsi
Thank you for reccing me! <3

Date: 7 May 2017 07:20 am (UTC)
swordznsorcery: (methos)
From: [personal profile] swordznsorcery
Hello! I'm glad you all had a good time. I haven't seen Who yet either, but after the last few weeks I'm enjoyably optimistic. Haven't been able to say that for a while, and it's nice. :)

Date: 7 May 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
liadtbunny: (Bulman fishing)
From: [personal profile] liadtbunny
The Owl Service! Why I avoid buying things with owls on.

I'm glad you had a nice time with your friends.

I enjoyed this week's Who apart from the special effects (they were effective!).

Date: 7 May 2017 10:20 pm (UTC)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
The Who was vv good again this week with a very Classic vibe.

Thank you for the recs. At some point I must get around to actually watching The Librarians...

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