ponderosa: portrait of daniel craig smoking (bond - smoking hot)
I am consistently astonished by how each year I manage to receive the most amazing fics in Yuletide. I've historically requested Spy Game more often than any other Redford film, but this year I opted to go for Butch & Sundance and oh god, I am so glad I did because this is SO GOOD. It's an amazing blend of fix-it and partners to lovers and everything I have ever wanted out of fic for these two. The bits of Etta/Sundance are perfect and it's one of those fics that I wanted to just quote back in its entirety when I was trying to leave a coherent comment. SO, SO GOOD.

And The History Books Forgot About Us
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Butch Cassidy/The Sundance Kid
Characters: Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid
Additional Tags: Post-Movie(s), Fix-It, Past Etta/Sundance, Domestic, Pining

Sundance thinks about shaving off his moustache – it gives him away, always has. But he looks at his drawn face in the dirty mirror, and can't quite manage it. Gotta be something there to recognise, something of the famous old days.

ponderosa: (xmen - mancandy)
I just left the most rambly capslocky comment, and forgot to add OMG TITLE, but yes. The first time I ever heard this song it was immediately Victor/Logan in my head and oh, ohhh.

My shiny Yuletide present came complete with the delicious sort of amnesia-laden dubcon that is possibly my favorite of all tropes in the X-Men Origins fandom. It leaves me with tons of questions in all the right ways, where I want to know like burning what happens next, but it's still so very satisfying. sdflkjs. Victor, you magnificent bastard. :DDDD

Blood Sticks, Sweat Drips (1660 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Victor Creed/Logan (X-Men)
Characters: Logan (X-Men), Victor Creed

A stranger from Logan's past brings up unpleasant ideas about who he used to be.

ponderosa: Profile headshot of Crowley from Supernatural (Default)
Happy Yuletide Season! I've participated for quite a few years now, and my 2011 and 2009 letters are in my yuletide tag, so feel free to nose around in those if you haven't already.

First of all: don't stress out. I know that when other people say they'll be happy with anything that I have a hard time believing it, but trust me, I will like what you've written purely because you took the time to write it! I have incredibly broad taste when it comes to fic consumption, so I'm positive we have some overlap in what you enjoy writing and what I enjoy reading.

General likes/dislikes: )

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Dec. 25th, 2011 05:29 pm
ponderosa: Profile headshot of Crowley from Supernatural (Default)
Each and every year, Yuletide continues to be amazing. Behold, recs for my very own awesome goodies! Share button, you so handy!

Frosty the Snow Manager - Some Like It Hot - Gen (Sugar and Daphne) - Sweet Sue and Society Syncopators Snowbound! Manager has flu! Sugar steps in to save the day! Extra, extra, read all about it!

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First person can be so tough to pull off, but I can't imagine this any other way. Daphne's voice is perfect and this fic is too adorable for words. My request was for Sugar to have to dress as a man for some reason, and imagining her in Beinstock's suit and bossing around a booking agent is just TOO FUN. This is my absolute most favorite movie and I was iffy about requesting it since I love the canon so much, but getting this fic I am so very glad I put it on the list!

Low Life - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Gen (Remy and Logan) - Remy trips over an old man he met once, under fairly memorable circumstances.

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Everything Remy should've been in the movie, and everything I love about him all in a single fic. Set post-film wherein Remy trips over an unconscious Logan and brings him home. It's a basic premise and yet it gives such a fantastic peek into Remy's life and the way he thinks. Beautifully written with nods towards greater canon that made me all kinds of flaily.

Talent Mastery - World of Warcraft - Slashy (Thassarian and Koltira) - Orbaz Bloodbane threatens Koltira. Thassarian intervenes.

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OMG this fic! I didn't expect humour for the pairing when I requested it, and this is as fun as punching Deathwing in the face. For reals. There's a little bit of adorableness that's practically all "will you stay in my alcove with me, circle one, y/n" and some badass fighting, and a whole of Thassarian has epic feels for Koltira sprinkled with bantery flirting. Next time I raise a Bone Shield, I'm pretty sure I'm going to LOL.
ponderosa: (aces - ivy/israel)
Hooray, it's Yuletide season!

Thank you for writing for me. I'm incredibly easy to please when it comes to gifts, so please have fun writing and don't stress out. :D

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ponderosa: (aces - gun show)

My main contribution:

Boondock Saints - Connor/Murphy - Merry Fuckin' Christmas - Post-canon (not counting BDS2) dystopia. They're on their last few gallons of gas, their last box of bullets, and a road that goes on forever. With the world gone to ruin and the cities in chaos, doubt is the greatest sin.

Madness treats:

Owly - Owly, Wormy - Happy Owlidays - Fluff. Owly and Wormy's advent calendar tell them that today is the day to get a tree for decorating. (I was stupidly excited to see that someone had requested this fandom, I love it so much.)

A Song of Ice and Fire - Joffrey, Sandor - Just as Cruel - Joffrey hates cats. He hates dogs even more.

Soul Calibur - Voldo/Vercci - Neither Eyes Nor Words - He will guard the Soul Edge as he had guarded the Pit's vast treasure: faithfully and without mercy.

Ended up writing two treats for the same person, but they had a prompt for Sandor and one for Voldo and how could I resist. :3
ponderosa: (white collar - neal and elle)
Ocean's 11 - Danny/Rusty, Danny/Tess - These Vagabond Shoes - This broke my heart a little, but ultimately in a good way. Very well done in that Danny cares about Tess, so she's not just tossed aside or marginalised, and the evolution of their relationship versus his relationship with Rusty is handled masterfully. Great tone and pacing, and the author completely nails the clever little back and forth between Danny and Rusty, albeit in a different vein than the usual finishing one another's sentences.

Ocean's 11 - Danny/Rusty - A Coke and a Smile - I loved how much of a caper the author managed to fit in under 2k words, and how it didn't feel rushed in any way. The ease of the job made it all the more fun when you realise what Danny is really after. reat voices, and a kicker ending line.

White Collar - Neal/Peter/Elle - And anyone who's ever had a heart - The tension absolutely zings in the best of ways, and an awesome Elizabeth. I felt like the ending snuck up a little quickly, but I imagine that's because I simply wanted more. The OT3 goodness is set up satisfyingly with all that it needs to be a healthy relationship. All in all, this is beautifully written, loads of fun, and the voices are so spot on I can hear them in my head.

And not Yuletide, but [personal profile] blue_soaring wrote New Year's "drabbles" and gave Neko and I a matching set White Collar ficlets, starting with an Iron Man/White Collar crossover featuring Tony/Neal and then following up with some Neal/Peter/Elle goodness. Purr. :D
ponderosa: (people - jdm is relative to my interests)
A handful of recs. I'm loving the bookmarking feature on AO3 so far. Recs may sound slightly more excitable than usual since they're roughly the main non-spoilery parts of my feedback to the authors.

Spy Game - Tom Bishop/Nathan Muir - Cloak or Dagger - Substantial and plotty and seriously everything that a fic in this fandom should be. Set immediately post-film, it feels like an extension of the canon, with a very organic shift to Tom's point of view and having to deal with the aftermath of the op. The fic has all the best things that I love about the movie, complete with glimpses at the nuances of Tom's training, Nathan's seemingly boundless secrets, and just the right amount of fill-in-the-backstory to make certain scenes even more powerful than they were in the canon. Also notably it doesn't skimp on the fact that they are spies and comes complete with all the intrigue that makes the genre so compelling. Just amazing.

Casino Royale - Bond/M - If Headaches Persist, Shoot Your Agent - This was fabulously fun from start to finish. Fantastic character voices. I found M particularly delightful, as she comes across with a lovely amount of wit and charm beneath the no-nonsense, unruffled exterior. Exactly as she should!

The Breakfast Club - Brian/Bender - Most Likely To - This fulfills all the things that makes Brian/Bender my ship of choice. The reminiscing and touching upon high school came in just the right amounts so as to be neither distracting nor trite. The slow progression of his relationship with Bender was a treat, and felt very natural, real, and believable! The format lent itself beautifully towards the story unfolding with a sense of anticipation. Gorgeous writing and characterisation all around.

Baccano! - Isaac&Miria - And Many More - This manages to capture the very essence of Isaac and Miria with the perfect combination of ingredients. The tone has all the fun and mischief of the way they approach the world and has their voices down pat. Not only did I have that all-too-rare experience of hearing their voices with the dialogue, but it was all so very vivid. The format setting the story up almost as a play worked beautifully to get me in the right headspace to read this. Total and complete awesomesauce.
ponderosa: (wes anderson - via chicago)
Today was pretty chill, drove down to spend most of the day with J's fam, but stopped by at my mom's on the way home and ended up having dinner with her and my aunt. It was nice although I am stuffed full of way too much rich foods. Tomorrow shall bring much simpler eats.

Mostly I am here to post about my Yuletide gift. I have to say, I have never been the least bit disappointed in a story I've received in the exchange. I rarely am in any exchange as I tend to focus more on the giving than the getting, but the quality of writing I typically come across in Yuletide is always such a treat, and year after year I've gotten amazing things in my most tiniest of fandoms. This year, I got a Royal Tenenbaums Richie/Margot/Eli fic as a gift and I am just bursting with love for it. Whomever wrote it for me managed to get everything I love about the film into the story, and did far more than just utterly satisfy the shipper in me. The character insights and little hints at the world beyond that of simply Richie, Margot, and Eli has been coming back to me in bits and pieces all day long.

If you wander here, mystery author, thank you again. ♥

p.s. Worked on some doodles yesterday, but ended up not finishing any of them due to Yuletide Madness. I'll finish off the ones that I started as there was another small handful, more than I expected to do in the span of a few hours anyway! Thank you all for being generous enough to ask for things on behalf of others. I'm going to keep the list handy in case I find myself in need of inspiration between bigger projects in the weeks to come. :D

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