Dec. 31st, 2016

ishie: (music:springsteen // baby it's cold out)
My first time ever doing a Yuletide recs post after reveals! What a strange new world this is.

I got two incredible gifts from the exchange this year, both for Sicario. I don't know what to tell you about them that isn't just OMG GO READ THEM ASAP THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT:

The first crosses over with World War Z, with Kate detailing the last 10-20 years as she and Alejandro (!!!!!) built a new life after the zombie apocalypse omg: Only What You Can Carry. AND IT HAS MY FAVORITE LIFE-IN-A-DISASTER DETAIL OF ALL TIIIIIIME.

The second is a perfect canon follow-up, with Kate melting down before she finally gets down to hunting Alejandro, who's openly embraced his new position: You and I Go Hard. I LOVE IT. YOU LOVE IT TOO OKAY.

I wrote two fics for different fandoms, and had a lot of fun with both:

How Far Away You Roam
While You Were Sleeping (1995) (Mary Callaghan, Ox Callaghan, Midge Callaghan, Saul Tuttle, Elsie, Jack Callaghan, Lucy Moderatz); PG for some cursing; 3900 words

The drive home was much shorter than Mary would have liked.

The request was for some of Mary's life away from the events of the movie, so I put her a few years into the future, when she's getting ready to graduate from college and start a career -- and keeping secrets from the family.

Rise From These Streets
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (Rita Vrataski, William Cage, Hendricks); PG; 3400 words

Before the war, Rita didn't dream.

I've read some really beautiful pre-movie Rita fics, including the gift I got last year which you should also re-read asap. I went ... in a different direction. Also Hendricks is played by Idris Elba in my head, so.

This might be the year I read the least in the collection, but here are 15 recs for 10 Cloverfield Lane, Arrested Development, The Good Place, Selfie, Stranger Things, The Thin Man, Veep, You've Got Mail, Zootopia )