Life has been crazy the last couple of weeks what with my niece being born on the 23rd and now housesitting at a friend's house with no computer until Jan 3rd, so I'm not sure if I'll have time to read the rest of the Yuletide archive before reveals.
But I did
make time to read my three gifts this year, and loved them all! No coal in my stocking, despite hitting the default list: writers, you rock! Here they are:
1. Where There's Life
- Falling Skies, Anne Glass, gen
My pinch hitter took this request and ran
with it, giving me 4.6k of fabulous Anne Glass backstory for the Falling Skies series, with incidental bonus backstory for Karen as well. I completely believed every word; this is my headcanon for the characters, now. Ended on a perfect note.
2. with coffee spoons
- Person of Interest, Joss Carter and Lionel Fusco, gen
A delightful little story of Detectives Carter and Fusco building their partnership, framed around stakeouts and cups of coffee and conversational faux pas and commiserating about Finch & Reese. This could totally be canon, too.
3. Same Numbers, New Rules
- Safe/Emberverse, Luke and Mei, gen
Not a fandom combination I'd expected, but the characters still came through as themselves in their altered setting. Very interesting; and I was very happy to receive fic for this movie.
On the writing side: I ended up writing eight fic (six regular, two Madness), for a total of seven fandoms and 14,200 words. Three of the fandoms are new to me; two are fandoms I haven't touched in years; and the sixth is not a pairing anyone would expect from me. But the seventh? I'd bet at least a couple of you will "aha!" at me on reveals day. =)