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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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kate_nepveu
Non-spoiler tl;dr: I quite enjoyed it as the kind of thing I want with "Star Wars" in the title, with the caveat that it is by no means a standalone story and I have Opinions about how things should play out. I think if you have a general ambient-cultural-background knowledge of the original trilogy you'll be good (I haven't rewatched those in ages). And we're not taking SteelyKid because (a) she wouldn't do well with the reasons it's PG-13 and (b) she doesn't have even the general background knowledge, really, and thus would be completely lost. Star Wars is not the fandom of my heart (I was born in 1977, so timing works against me, there), but I'll watch the next one and maybe go rewatch this if I have time over the break.

Quick spoiler comments behind the cut; I haven't read anyone else's reactions (though I did accidentally spoil myself for one thing, which was too bad) because I have a million things to do tonight, but if you're not on my DW reading list (or my G+ circles), drop a link and I'll take a look.

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Yuletide 2014 recs (books)
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kate_nepveu

Somehow I ended up with 75 recs for 2014's Yuletide. I'm splitting this sucker into multiple posts. Here are the book fandoms, which are, as always, the majority. Headers/cut-tags divide up the list in roughly chunks of five, for ease of browsing.

Aaronovitch, Rivers of London (2); Addison, The Goblin Emperor (2); Banks, Culture seriesCollapse )

Bujold, Vorkosigan series; Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2); Cooper, Dark Is Rising series; Dean, Tam LinCollapse )

Kagan, Hellspark; Kirstein, Steerswoman; Leckie, Imperial Radch (4)Collapse )

Lem, Cyberiad (2); Lynch, Gentleman Bastards (2); Monette, Doctrine of LabryinthsCollapse )

Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables series (2); Munsch, The Paper Bag Princess; Novik, Temeraire; O'Brian, Aubrey-MaturinCollapse )

Peters, Brother Cadfael; Pierce, Emelan (Circle); Pratchett, Discworld (2); Sayers, Wimsey/VaneCollapse )

Sewell, Black Beauty; Turner, Queen's Thief (3)Collapse )

Wells, Books of Raksura (2); Wrede, Enchanted Forest Chronicles (2); Willis, Oxford Time Travel seriesCollapse )

Now, to figure out how many posts the rest of the recs need.

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Yuletide 2014 recs (movies, TV, games, sequential art)
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Movies, TV, games, and sequential art. One more post to come.

Movies: Attack the Block; Ghostbusters (2)Collapse )

TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (4); ElementaryCollapse )

TV: Mathnet (2); The Middleman (2); Twin PeaksCollapse )

Other Media: Fallen London; Gunnerkrigg Court; Ms. Marvel (3)Collapse )

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Yuletide 2014 recs (crossovers, fairy tales/myths, no-canon-needed)
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And the last post: crossovers and stories compatible with multiple version of canon; fairy tales and mythology; and no-canon-needed stories.

Crossovers and Mutiple Versions of Canon: Christie + Sayers; The Martian; The Princess Bride; TerminatorCollapse )

Fairy tales and mythology: Arthurian Legend (2); Greek and Roman Mythology (Hadestown); Sleeping Beauty (2)Collapse )

No canon needed to enjoy: 80 Days; Great British Bake Off mega-crossover; House Hippo; Mare, The Listeners; Two Monks; West Side Story; The Worst MuseCollapse )

Happy reading!

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