Lisa (weasleytook) wrote,

Yuletide stuff!

I am SO behind on reading Yuletide fics, responding to comments and just generally everything. BUT I SWEAR I WILL CATCH UP THIS WEEK. Now that the holidays are pretty much over, I won't be so rushed and crap. But I thought I'd do a quick post-reveals post because it's tradition or something? Anyway...

My gift that I received was:

The Great Escape (1540 words) by Raisintorte
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamm & Buble - SNL Sketch
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jon Hamm, Michael Bublé

The true story behind the People cover story: Michael Buble’s Epic Breakdown and How His Best Friend Jon Hamm Tried To Save Him From Himself.

Thank you so much to raisintorte. I know it's an oddball fandom but you gave me exactly what I wanted, and thank you again! ♥

I wrote TWO fics this year. My main assignment was this:

always where i need to be (5438 words) by weasleytook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Revenge (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nolan Ross/Emily Thorne
Characters: Charlotte Grayson, Emily Thorne, Nolan Ross

She may not be where she wants to be, but she's always where she needs to be. At least that's what she thinks.

Surprise surprise, I got assigned to write for Revenge. I'm sure you are all very shocked. I was really excited because my lovely recipient requested the three people I would most want to write for (Nolan, Emily & Charlotte)! But then because I am such a self-loathing idiot, I stressed out about it to the point of utter madness. MADNESS. And it's not the recipient's fault, I promise! It was allllllll mine. I genuinely don't think it's even close to my best work (and oh how the comment count shows it, lol), but the recipient was SO LOVELY and left me the NICEST comment I have ever received. I mean, it's crazy how nice that is. Like, how do you even top that? You just don't. And pleasing the recipient is all I really needed to make it worth my time. (Especially after last year's debacle.)

And then I wrote this as a treat:

One Hand On the Trigger of a Telephone (1825 words) by weasleytook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pitch Perfect (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Bumper/Fat Amy
Characters: Fat Amy, Bumper (Pitch Perfect), Beca (Pitch Perfect)

He's rude, insulting and beyond gross, but there's got to be a reason why she has his number.

I wrote this for Kacey, because a) I love Kacey and b) Her DYW letter was fantastic and it just made the whole thing click in my head really quickly. I had a lot of fun writing this one (maybe I get too stressed when something is my main assignment but a treat for fun is easier? IDEK where my head is at half the time.). It was just easy and fun and though I did momentarily shit myself with worry over capturing Fat Amy's voice, I realized that like 98% of any combination of words would sound funny coming out of Rebel Wilson's mouth, so I just got on with it and it was fine. In any case, this was clearly my most successful fic of Yuletide, and it even got recced a couple times which was nice to see! (And if you were following us on Twitter, oh man, KACEY LIVETWEETED HER EMOTIONS OVER THIS FIC ON TWITTER AND I HAVE HAD TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT THAT I WROTE IT FOR A WEEK. IT HAS BEEN REALLY DIFFICULT BUT SO WORTH IT.)

So my Yuletide was a bit of a roller coaster at times, but ultimately it turned out really good. Like, I actually feel really revitalized about writing again, and energized and ready to start 2013 in a good place with that. Yuletide taught me a lot about my strengths and weaknesses, and things to do or not to do for next year's Yuletide, so I feel good about it.

Hope everyone else had a good Yuletide too!
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