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Yuletide 2014 recs (crossovers, fairy tales/myths, no-canon-needed)

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; Terminator

An Afternoon's Adventure (2944 words) by Persiflager
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers, Miss Marple - Agatha Christie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Honoria Lucasta Wimsey/Jane Marple
Characters: Honoria Lucasta Wimsey, Jane Marple, Alexandra "Kitty" Climpson
Additional Tags: Crossover, Case Fic, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: “Excuse me, your Grace, but there’s a lady here to see you called Miss Marple,” said Alice, with a deferential bob in Mrs Travers’ direction. “Says she’s an old friend of yours and that it’s urgent.”

This is an extremely delightful crossover to start with AND it has good Miss Climpson.

A study on the aerodynamics and parabolic arcs of viscous fluids in a low gravity environment (1635 words) by starseverywhere
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Martian - Andy Weir
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mark Watney
Summary: There are limits to what NASA will allow through their censors

Missing diary entries, about both, well, viscous fluids, but also with a smidge of Mark's additional emotions on Mars and his coping with being back home. Very true to the book (and the movie, though obviously it was released well before it).

The Pirate Bachelorette (6178 words) by Scribe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Princess Bride (1987), The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Inigo Montoya, Fezzik (Princess Bride), Buttercup (Princess Bride)
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Alternate Universe - Gender Changes
Summary: Being the tale of the sixth Dread Pirate Roberts, who had the distinction of being the first female to hold the title and was sometimes known as Ines Montoya.

A post-canon always-female!Montoya, who gathers women on the Revenge (and with book-appropriate meta snark, too).

Intuition and Ingenuity (6670 words) by Beatrice_Otter
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tarissa Dyson & Daniel Dyson
Characters: Daniel Dyson
Additional Tags: Canon Character of Color, POV Character of Color, Male Character of Color, Racism, Stalking
Summary: Danny knew something was fishy when he got the letter.

Basically an original character with lots of competence porn.


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

A Disambiguation of Elaines (5014 words) by raspberryhunter
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Arthurian Mythology
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elaine/Guinevere
Characters: Elaine of Astolat, Elaine of Corbenic, Elaine of Garlot, Elaine of Benoic, Guinevere (Arthurian), Lancelot
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Science Fiction, Clones, Dysfunctional Family, Misses Clause Challenge, Yuletide Treat
Summary: There are too many Elaines in the lab.

Really great sf transposition of the myths.

Rumors (2041 words) by Llwyden ferch Gyfrinach
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Arthurian Mythology & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac/Arthur Pendragon
Characters: Guinevere (Arthurian), Arthur Pendragon, Lancelot du Lac, Mordred (Arthurian), Gawain
Additional Tags: Happy Ending, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence

Like the tags say, it's a fix-it.

Winter. (888 words) by filia_noctis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hadestown (Musical), Greek and Roman Mythology
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ἁδης | Hades/Περσεφόνη | Persephone (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)
Characters: Persephone (Hadestown)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Race Changes, Alternate Universe - Human
Summary: Survival is living in an icebox-- among other things-- but never not delicious.

Layers an immigrant's experience over the myth, with great specificity that I respect immensely.

Eldest (1092 words) by russian_blue
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sleeping Beauty (1959), La Belle au bois dormant | Sleeping Beauty - Charles Perrault
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Flora (Sleeping Beauty), Fauna (Sleeping Beauty), Merryweather (Sleeping Beauty)
Additional Tags: Sisters, Betrayal, Pre-Canon, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary: Once upon a time, there were thirteen fairy sisters. // Now there are only twelve.

Tiny, elegant speculation about Maleficent's motive.

toast and tea, sunshine and shadow (8423 words) by ephemeralblossom
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sleeping Beauty (1959), Rumpelstilzchen | Rumpelstiltskin (Fairy Tale)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aurora's Mother/King Stefan (Sleeping Beauty)
Characters: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Aurora's Mother (Sleeping Beauty), King Stefan (Sleeping Beauty), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Prince Phillip (Sleeping Beauty)
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Multiple Crossovers, Stealth Crossover, Good and Evil
Summary: Why did Maleficent curse Aurora?

And a longer one in which good and evil magic have to exist in an overall balance and evil is accordingly an acknowledged subject/orientation; thus we have a college AU and a friendship leading to a happy ending.


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 Muse

Beside me singing in the Wilderness (15998 words) by norah
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 80 Days (Video Game 2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Behiye bint Kasim, Bulbul, Manussiha
Additional Tags: Steampunk, Robot Harm, Character of Color, Action/Adventure, Misses Clause Challenge, Pirates
Summary: The adventures of Behiye bint Kasim, Captain of the pirate ship Canavar, and her engineer and companion Bulbul.

Meaty amazing synthesis of various elements of the game as it existed before it was updated for its release to PC, but entirely readable as standalone; highly recommended if the tags sound intriguing.

The CLASSIFIED British Bake Off (5675 words) by longwhitecoats
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Great British Bake Off RPF, Leverage, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Sleepy Hollow (TV), Hannibal (TV), Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Sherlock (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins
Summary: The following is the only episode ever filmed of season six of The Great British Bake Off.

Adorably cracktastic. Note that it is locked to AO3 users.

A House Hippo Adrift in the Manitoban Wilderness (1465 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: House Hippo (Concerned Children's Advertisers PSA)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: baby house hippo, mother house hippo
Additional Tags: Diary/Journal, Action/Adventure, Misses Clause Challenge, Talking Animals, Exploration
Summary: The North American House Hippo is a proud species of hippo that is very tiny and lives in your home. This is the found journal of one who found herself outside the warmth of a house and in the Manitoban wilderness.

Just read the summary, and you're good to go, because THIS IS SO CUTE. (It has photo illustrations!)

The Moonlit Door (6120 words) by Zdenka
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Listeners - Walter de la Mare
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Don't Have to Know Canon, Fairy Tale Elements, Fair Folk, Siblings, Magic
Summary: How a knight came to the house of the Shadow Folk and bargained to save his father’s life, and what then became of him.

A great original fairy tale.

Two Monks Invent Mr. Darcy (1043 words) by Bow
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Two Monks Inventing Things (The Toast), Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, AUSTEN Jane - Works
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Monk #1, Monk #2, Fitzwilliam Darcy
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2014, Yuletide, Humor
Summary: Two Monks learn about Mr. Darcy by studying a variety of artistic interpretations.

Over at The Toast, two monks invent things while not being entirely clear on many concepts. Here, Monk #1 tries to depict Mr. Darcy, and it is great.

MONK #2: darcy is definitely definitely human
sorry i didn't specify up front but i didn't realize i had to make that explicit

If It's Sewing, She Sews (3121 words) by Mithrigil
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: West Side Story (1961)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Maria (West Side Story), Anita (West Side Story)
Additional Tags: Grief/Mourning, Moving On, Fashion & Couture, New York City, Misses Clause Challenge, Post-Canon
Summary: Maria takes ten years to stitch her life together, one veil at a time.

Readable as original fic or with only a vague general knowledge of canon (*raises hand*), a story about craft and finding yourself and your life after tragedy.

Adjunct Inspiration (3189 words) by amberspyglass
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: @WorstMuse
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: I’d love to believe that some of the muses call me “Dish” because I’m pretty or because there's always great gossip about me, but I think it’s actually short for “disheveled.”

The Worst Muse is a Twitter account (not active now), but really all you need to know is the concept inherent in the name. This is actually a really sweet story with nice worldbuilding.

Happy reading!

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