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If you're looking for this week's Currently Reading Wednesdays, I'm sorry to say that it's not here. HOWEVER, the Yuletide fics have been revealed, and with it some very cool stories, including three of my own gifts:

The End of Autumn (They Might Be Giants - No One Knows My Plan + Destination Moon): An eerie tale of an astronaut, an engineer, their love, and mad science. I really dug how the author worked in the details from the songs.

The New Model (Lupin III): A cute short story about how Lupin can be kind of a jerk sometimes, especially towards women. A lot more focused on dialogue than most drabbles I've read, which I like.

Doing the Job (Beat the Champ - The Mountain Goats (Album)): A werewolf wrestler struggles to contain himself during a match. I really liked the slice-of-life take on a wrestler's life on the road.

Plus there was some other great fics, like the following:

A Heart So True (Undertale): Who would have thought that a Pokemon AU fic could be so good? It's got some good worldbuilding and gets pretty heartbreaking near the end. (Note: Contains mild to moderate spoilers for Undertale, if you care about that.)

The Demon and the Cobbler (12 Dancing Princesses): A very sweet story about two characters who become unlikely friends after the end of the fairy tale. I liked the take on the nature of the 12 princes.

Three Jeweled Branches, and a Golden Cup Too (12 Dancing Princesses): This is a simply delightful CYOA story, and I say that having written a few myself. What I really liked was how the writing for the different protagonists made them all quite distinct.

Filibuster Vigilantly (They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in Your Soul): A quiet fairy tale about a nightlight who fights off an invasion. It's got a warm and cozy feel to it that I absolutely adore.

Inheritance (Red Riding Hood): A deliciously creepy tale about Red Riding Hood after her fateful encounter with the wolf. The overlapping voices are what make this fic for me.


And that's all just what I've managed to get around to so far! There's a bunch more gems hidden in there. I'm probably going to be reading fic long past reveals at the rate I'm going through them. You should dig in yourselves, see what you can find.
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Or, perhaps more accurately, I wrote one drabble and another fic under 100 words. (Some people are very particular about the definition of drabble, you see.) Anyway, the theme was to take a character from the canon and write about how they might interact in fandom, or something like that; I took it rather loosely myself, so I suppose I don't care about the exact theme.

Anyway, here are the drabbles:

7 More @WorstMuse Ideas: It's a sequel to a very popular fic I did at Yuletide. I was hoping that popularity would rub off on this one, but no such luck. I guess I should have considered that Yuletide and this event are two very different things. Anyway, to keep with the fandom theme, I parodied bad fanfic habits; I hope nobody is seriously offended by it. There was an extra one I had to delete to keep it 100 words long; maybe I'll put it in a director's cut?

The Gostak Rasks Five: This is going to be utterly incomprehensible if you've never played The Gostak before. Hell, even if you have. The glossary linked in the notes is highly recommended. Contains a cameo appearance of one of my favorite webcomics.
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Hi folks! This year I have decided to try out some Fandom Culture things, and this challenge seemed like a good place to start. Basically:
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Since I did Yuletide this year, why not rec the fics I wrote for it? So without further ado...

The Lost SBemail: Then, a sudden flash! As the video quick-cuts MTV-style between images of dead chipmunks, an ominous close-up of the “No Loafing” sign covered in blood, Trogdor burninating Strong Mad and The Cheat, and Trogdor himself going up in flames, before ending on a medium close-up of Strong Bad crying in the shower.

A lost Strong Bad email brings, not laughs, but only terror! (And also laughs, I hope.) Creepypastas, especially lost episodes, are a genre ripe for parody, and what better vehicle for that parody than Homestar Runner Dot Net (it's Dot Com!)? 1 of 3 Homestar Runner fanfics I wrote this year.

Teen Girl Squad CYOA!: "Come on, my Galileos!" says Cheerleader. "Let's get ready to—"

"WEAR FOOD!" you all shout in unison.


A short CYOA about shopping for clothes made in Twine. Now that I look at it, I see a couple things I'd like to change or add to it. Hopefully I'll get to it before next Yuletide. Homestar Runner fanfic 2 of 3.

Strong Bad's Caper: “Why hello there, Homestar,” said Strong Bad. “My, you’re looking awfully over-warm today. Would you like me to pour some of this Not-Gasoline on you so’s you can cool down?”

Strong Bad pulls a quick caper on Homestar. This started out as a drabble attempt but I overshot the length by about 50 words or so. Homestar Runner fanfic 3 of 3.

9 Additional @WorstMuse Ideas: Grim-and-gritty superheroes? Totally untapped market.

A @WorstMuse drabble thingy. I wrote it after Strong Bad's Caper because I was frustrated that I didn't write a true-blue 100 word drabble. Inexplicably my most popular fanfic ever?

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