Ut Pictura Poesis (wanderlustlover) wrote,
Ut Pictura Poesis

Yuletides Past Meme

2007 | The Sixth Heaven
Fandom: Beauty & The Beast (TV Show)
Word Count: 5,523

Oh, Lordy. Okay, this was the most AU I'd ever taken anything ever. I rewrote it as a budding teenage romance, against the parallel of Alighieri's Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradisio. The work is riddled with references and head-tips, while still being true as true can be to Catherine and Vincent, Dante and Beatrice, and the words themselves.

Extra Treat: Lulled and Warm
Another tiny Vincent piece I wrote while rewatching the whole series amid research.

2008 | The Smallest Spark of Hope
Fandom: Terminator
Word Count: 2,394

I don't remember what I got paired up with this person for, but like the year before it was not for I ended up writing. I actually did not expect this story to happen. I liked the movies, but wasn't in love and yet this exploded from me and the simple request for "Terminator Movie AU; Kyle Lives."

I had so much fun writing this one. Because I wanted to include how Kyle could have survived his last circumstances, without cutting the legs off all the growing Sarah does in the next six months, year, two years, when she travels the world and learns how to protect herself. In a way it's very Tale of Two Cities, because they don't meet until just at the end, with absolutely nothing settled and everything the way it should be.

2009 | odorous smoke and breathing flower
Fandom: Elfquest
Word Count: 3,772

The first year I wrote for a fandom I offered. She wanted a story about Dart, with mentions potentially of his love-mate Sushen, and I was enamored. I reread my oldest fandom for all the main hard books, pushing pieces around until I found something I dearly and desperately loved no matter what age.

The story of Dart and Geoki, who are supposed to make and break your heart. So I wrote about that story. And, yes, it still mentions love mates and endless quests, and fires and famine and family and home. About morals, right and wrong, and growing, how it is painful, haunted, and beautiful, hopeful. All at once.

2010 | To Learn The Games You Play
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Word Count: 2,569

Another Terminator I did not plan for, nor get matched up on but was swept up in the prompt (that way I'd been swept up nthe series), because my recipient wanted The Story of Allison Young. Who is the skin copy of Cameron. And I was hooked.

I built my story around the single episode of scenes we see Allison and The Terminator/1st canonical Cameron-skin appearance. And then I filled it in with memories, and interlocking, overlapping piece of his her mind and history. Which turned out quite interesting.

2011 | Will forever be known as the year Amanda tried to sign up for Yuletide the day after it closed

2012 | No First, or Last, Prayer
Fandom: Jacqueline Carey's The Sundering Duology
Word Count: 1,513

This was the year I wrote in one of my most favorite fandoms/books series ever, that I never expected to be writing in, now ever expected to receive from it (though it had been listed in my wants fro every year since starting Yuletide). I did very little research because this series burned itself into my heart and soul during my first read, but the research I did, in fact, did change my story entirely.

From one full-born idea-piece to another full-born idea piece. I researched one night, and wrote in one night, three days apart, having to put it off for Christmas, and six hours of overtime, and a few other things. But it literally flew from my fingertips and I'm quite in love with it still.
2013 | Conscience
Fandom: Revenge
Word Count: 1,945

I have to admit I never thought I'd end up writing in this fandom. It was only that I'd decided to add it on both side of the line as a want and a willing fandom (because my willingness to write in a lot of crazy extra fandoms exploded this year). But I have to admit I was, also, really swayed by my recipient's want for a Nolan story. I like shadow of the hero(/anti-hero stories).

I love Edmund Dantes, and by extension Emily Rose/Amanda Clarke, but it was delicious to be given the challenge of writing for her best friend, partner in crime and all around conscience, Jitney Cricket, Nolan. It was something I think stands up well against the test of time.

2014 | Unrevealed
Fandom: Unrevealed
Word Count: 3,907 (Current to Rough Draft 1)

I did not expect to end up back in this fandom, and all once I almost never expect to be out of this fandom where it comes to Yuletide. I think it's that I may be in the small group of the few people still writing in it, and willing to write in it, pretty much whatever anyone wants to have written in it. I fell in love with this challenge the first second I read it. Trepidacious and challenged.

I watched all the episodes across one Sunday at home. I wrote the whole story across a day and half. It just exploded out of me, demanding every part of me, and a good deal of the internet at its disposal, too. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out, but I'd love to send it through a number of beta's.

[This entry was originally posted at http://wanderlustlover.dreamwidth.org/2287820.html. Comment on either at your leisure.]
Tags: fanfic, holiday: yule, holidays, writing, yuletide, yuletides list
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