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Yuletide 2014 recs (movies, TV, games, sequential art)

Movies, TV, games, and sequential art. One more post to come.

Movies: Attack the Block; Ghostbusters (2)

A Flag That Bears the Name (2211 words) by Chash
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Attack the Block (2011)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Moses (Attack the Block), Pest (Attack the Block), Biggz (Attack the Block), Sam (Attack the Block)
Summary: Moses used to think about saving the world. Now that he's done it, he can't go back.

Superhero origin story, baby (without the superpowers, I mean).

Qualifications (3054 words) by moemachina
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ghostbusters (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Janine Melnitz/Egon Spengler
Characters: Janine Melnitz, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman
Summary: On the subway, Janine mentally rehearsed answers to possible interview questions.

Janine being awesome, at her interview and after.

It's Betty from Apartment 2204 (1578 words) by russian_blue
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ghostbusters (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Dana Barrett, Peter Venkman, Louis Tully
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Original Character(s), Yuletide Treat, POV Outsider
Summary: This is the management office of Crawthorpe Apartments. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, eight a.m. to six p.m., and Saturday from noon to five p.m. If you are a tenant with a maintenance request, or if you are calling with a complaint, please leave your name and unit number along with a detailed description of your problem after the beep.

Voice mails from Dana's next-door-neighbor.


TV: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (4); Elementary

The Ladies Book Club of the Ninety-Ninth Precinct (2335 words) by igrockspock
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Rosa Diaz, Amy Santiago, Jake Peralta
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge, Female Friendship, Bechdel Test Pass
Summary: The rules of the book club are as follows: // 1. Book club is called book club. If you have some other stupid name for it, don't say it out loud. 2. No inviting boys. 3. No inviting Gina. She only reads Twilight. 4. No graphic violence (in books, or at meetings). 5. Nothing approximating a romance novel. 6. No setting disagreeable selections on fire.

Amy & Rosa learning to be friends is the best. Great voices.

Wits and Wagers (1915 words) by Roga
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake Peralta/Amy Santiago
Characters: Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Gina Linetti, Rosa Diaz, Ray Holt, Ensemble
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship
Summary: Jake and Amy have a plan. No one said it was a smart one.

I was sure this story had to exist before I read it, that's how (excellently) B99 it is.

as cuddly as a cactus (1633 words) by hardlygolden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake Peralta/Amy Santiago
Characters: Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Gina Linetti, Rosa Diaz, Ray Holt, Terry Jeffords, Charles Boyle
Additional Tags: Christmas, Ensemble Cast
Summary: “There is an elf. On my shelf,” Captain Holt pronounces. [...]

Seasonal snippets.

Gina Baby (3405 words) by oddishly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ray Holt, Amy Santiago, Gina Linetti, Rosa Diaz, Charles Boyle, Scully (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Michael Hitchcock, Jake Peralta, Terry Jeffords
Summary: “And finally," says Holt from the front of the briefing room. "I understand there is an anonymous holiday gift circle taking place. Technically it is beyond my power to stop this from happening. I, of course, will not be participating.” // "Pip pip!" says Gina.

Sooooo silly.

always be chasing the sun (3138 words) by possibilityleft
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Elementary (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes & Joan Watson
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Future Fic, ACD Canon References, Physical Disability, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: Joan decides to go back to medicine. Sherlock does not get a new 'in' at the morgue. [...]

AU from before the end of the Kitty arc. I want this to be canon so bad.


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

The Case of the Sunken Safe (7257 words) by cnoocy
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Mathnet
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kate Monday, George Frankly, Pat Tuesday, Benny Pill
Additional Tags: Mathematics, Mathematicians, Codes & Ciphers, Multiplication, Combinatorics, Geometry, Calculus
Summary: A case brings Kate back to New York to help her new partner track down a theft. But unless Pat and George can help them solve the crime, it may be the last one of Kate's career.

MY CHILDHOOD! Here's the full-week version . . .

The Affair of the Filched Fic (1958 words) by implicated2
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mathnet
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kate Monday, George Frankly, Graciela Hernandez (OFC), Nina Hernandez (OFC)
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Characters Writing Fanfiction, Case Fic
Summary: A Yuletide fic goes missing. Set in a glorious AU where Yuletide exists but everyone still has 80s hair.

. . . and the skip-to-Friday version.

The Injurious Internet Meme Incursion (1275 words) by victoria_p
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Middleman (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wendy Watson, The Middleman, Ida (The Middleman)
Additional Tags: Humor, Meme, Yuletide Treat, Sorry Not Sorry, we make our own fun
Summary: "Ida, are you infected with weaponized internet memes?" "Bitch, I might be."

This is kind of a time capsule by this point, but it's still great fun.

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? (6346 words) by metonymy
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Middleman (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Middleman/Lacey Thornfield
Characters: Lacey Thornfield, The Middleman, Noser (The Middleman), Ida (The Middleman)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Westerns, Romance, Nanobots
Summary: When Wendy and Tyler are kidnapped by tiny astronauts, Lacey Thornfield knows there's one man who can help her bring them back. The only problem is that he's vanished into thin air. But that's a trivial matter for a resourceful confrontational spoken-word performance artist. The real struggle is convincing him to come back to the world he gave up.

This has a great Lacey voice and gives her a very welcome amount of things to do.

Through the Woods and Far Away (9455 words) by IrenaK
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Audrey Horne, Laura Palmer, Johnny Horne, Caroline Earle, Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks), BOB (Twin Peaks)
Additional Tags: Horses, Women Being Awesome, Female Protagonist
Summary: Post-series finale. // Audrey Horne defeats a demon, rescues a not-really-a-damsel in distress and finally gets that horse she always wanted.

This is a very fittingly mythic version of rescuing Cooper.


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

A Journey to London: being an account of an orphan, an adventuress, a spy and a dead woman. (4899 words) by disastersaurus
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fallen London | Echo Bazaar
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: consensual murder, Footnotes, playing fast and loose with the actual plot
Summary: Your family is dead. This is to be expected.

A slightly more cheerful take on Fallen London than usual, with a lovely pragmatic POV.

Coffee Break (1073 words) by TLvop
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gunnerkrigg Court
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Robot/Shadow (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Characters: Robot (Gunnerkrigg Court), Shadow (Gunnerkrigg Court), Katerina Donlan, Bobby (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Additional Tags: not a coffeeshop AU, Friendship/Love, First Job, I Don't Even Know, Robots
Summary: Being a barista is very important. Shadow's been practicing.

It's what it says on the tin, and it's adorable.

Part-Time Work (2650 words) by lurrel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ms. Marvel (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kamala Khan, Yusuf Khan, Aamir Khan, Bruno, Aisha Khan, Lockjaw (Marvel), Nakia Bahadir
Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge, Chromatic Yuletide
Summary: Kamala Khan needs a job, or a cover story.

I love Ms. Marvel a lot, and this story about community and caring is a good example of why.

cause a hundred veils to fall (2747 words) by betony
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ms. Marvel (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kamala Khan, Nakia Bahadir, The Inventor, Bruno (Ms. Marvel), Lockjaw (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Female Friendship, Secret Identity Fail, Slice of Life
Summary: Best friend troubles, wild deceptions, and mad scientists: or, Kamala Khan, this is your life now.

Also I love Nakia and her friendship with Kamala.

If You See Something -- Say Nothing (1041 words) by moriann
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ms. Marvel (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kamala Khan, Nakia Bahadir, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Not So Secret Identity, Slice of Life, POV Outsider, Character(s) of Color, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: Wherein there are no identity-revealing hijinks, because everyone already knows Kamala is Ms. Marvel, and they're just politely pretending they don't.

And here's Nakia and outsider-POV, also one of my favorite things.

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