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Yuletide 2018 Recs

I've read my way through the madness collection and am slowly making my way through the main collection, but I wanted to go ahead and get a rec post up before the end of the year/reveals. So here it is! They are arranged alphabetically by fandom and then title. I'll update as I read more, and with author names after reveals :)

ETA: Last updated 2/27. New recs marked with **.

Better Off Ted

**Blue Sky Thinking by useyourtelescope | thedreamygirl (gen, rated G)
Following the success of the weaponized pumpkin, Veridian Dynamics decided R&D needed to work on more unique food ideas.
Sometimes it's the foods that don't explode that cause Ted the most trouble.
-- This brought back all my BOT nostalgia. So well in tone with the show!

Calvin & Hobbes

Rules of Parenting by DianaSolaris (Calvin/Susie, rated G)
Calvin's mother didn't have any guidance when raising Calvin, but she wants to be sure that little baby Locke doesn't get stuck in the same situation.
-- I'm sure any child of Calvin's will need all the help they can get lol

Castlevania

A better night's sleep by Nary (Alucard/Trevor/Sypha, rated E)
"Does it really feel right to you, being here without him?"
Trevor didn't have to ask who she meant. "I doubt he'd really want to be here when he has all of the Belmont Hold and all of his father's castle to sulk around in."
"He's all alone," Sypha said. "I can't stop thinking of how lonely he must be."
"He's probably just about to settle in for a nice decade-long nap," Trevor said, but his heart wasn't in it. "You're going to say... we need to go back," he said, as Sypha matched his last five words perfectly.
-- They should have stayed together!!

Neoblastic by Estirose (Lisa/Dracula, rated G)
Lisa and Vlad discuss their child-to-be.
-- I really love them together, and this is so sweet.

The Chronicles of Riddick

**The Only Way Out [is Through] by Vashti | tvashti (Fry/Riddick, rated T)
But she wasn’t going to die here after everything else. Not when someone—maybe the Imam’s Allah, maybe her grandmother’s Jesus, maybe a random, uncaring universe that used micro-meteors to kill the innocent with one hand and cave-bugs to save the guilty with the other—had just given her a chance. Carolyn wasn’t going to waste it.
-- I always love seeing Fry survive.

Crimson Peak

'til Death by UrbanAmazon (Edith/Thomas, rated G)
Years after the events at Crimson Peak, Edith returns. Closure is not always a simple thing, for the living or the dead.
-- I love that this doesn't shy away from the lingering effects on Edith or Alan.

Deadpool

**Vanessa and Wade’s Annual Welcome Back to Life Ho-Down, ft. Cable by Meatball42 (Vanessa/Nate/Wade, rated M)
“Wade and I have a tradition whenever one of us turns out not to be dead.” She smiles at Cable politely. “Would you like to stay for dinner?”
“And by dinner, she means bare minimum twelve hours of the most animalistic ravaging of each others’ naughty bits that you can see outside Bangkok, big boy. Really putting the freak in fan-freaking-tastic multi-orgasmic cum-marathon.”
“So what do you say?”
Cable grinds his jaw for a second, but honestly, who would pass up these A-listers?
“Why the hell not?”
-- So hilarious and wonderful!

Dinotopia - James Gurney

**Stories By Wintry Night by AntigravityDevice (Will/Sylvia, rated G)
A little village up on the mountains of Dinotopia welcomes unexpected guests on a mid-winter night.
-- Some soft, sweet worldbuilding.

Fence

**Double Touch by yhlee | etothey (Aiden/Harvard, rated T)
Harvard doesn't think Aiden is interested. As it turns out, the situation is more complicated than that.
-- So many feels for these two <3
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti

Where The Wild Roses Grow by sweetcarolanne (Jeannie/Lizzie, rated T)
The flowers on Jeanie's grave did not die - they lived, and grew ravenous. They will bring Jeanie the vengeance that she seeks, and lead her back to hope and love...
-- Jeannie becomes a vampire, heck yes!

The Good Place

Five Times Philosophy Class Was Totally Easy by storiesfortravellers (gen, rated T)
Once in a while, the group understands the readings surprisingly well.
Sort of.
AKA the reboot where the four of them find refuge in the Medium Place and decide to start up their class again, this time focusing on more contemporary thinkers.
-- I love that they understand philosophy, just not in the way Chidi intends them to.

The Greatest Showman

5 Times Phillip Carlyle Questioned His Choices… and 1 Time He Didn’t by Lady Sarai | lady_sarai (Anne/Phillip, rated G)
Phillip Carlyle has a lot of choices to make, and a lot of time to think about whether or not he made the right ones. Some of them were definitely the right call. Some of them were not.
-- Love getting to see all of this from Phillip's perspective.

Hawkeye

**A Tree Grows in Bed-Stuy by james (gen, rated G)
In which Kate wonders if Clint could be kept out of trouble with coloring books. And there is reverse-stealing of a tree. (Not the Christmas kind.)
-- Hawkguy is the best and this is wonderful XD

The Hidden Almanac

Be safe, and stay out of trouble. by marginaliana (gen, rated G)
Welcome to the Hidden Almanac, everybody – I'm Pastor Drom! Reverend Mord is out sick today. Well, I say sick, but I think it might be more of an existential dread. Anyway, for today I thought we'd do something a little different. I've had a lot of questions about how Mord and I first met…
-- I'm so here for Drom dishing about how she met Mord.

Strike the Harp and Join the Chorus by Violsva (gen, rated T)
It was on this day that the gifts in a holiday fanfiction exchange were revealed. It is the Feast Day of Yuletide, and in the garden, there are stories. Be Safe, and Remember: You Are Not Alone.
-- Drom writes fic!

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

1835. A Dæmon's neither borne - by HopefulNebula (gen, rated G)
A poem Lyra may have read at St. Sophia's.
-- A fascinating and beautiful poem about daemons.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

**Carved Our Love in the Mountainside by burglebezzlement (Martha/Bethany, rated T)
Bethany and Martha, after Jumanji.
-- They go to college (or at least one of them does) and it's great!

Lunch Table by rabidsamfan (gen, rated G)
Back to school.
-- A fantastic drabble series about friendship.

Jurassic Park

The Jurassic Park Survivors' Club by Merlin Missy | mtgat (Kelly/Lex, rated T)
As the new park is being built, Kelly meets up with Lex and Tim.
-- The Jurassic Park survivors getting together is one of my favorite things <3

Love, Simon

**That Sunday Morning Feeling by iamtheenemy | Steph (Bram/Simon, rated G)
Simon wakes up the morning after his ferris wheel ride.
-- The sweetest shit, ahh.

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

A Long Time Coming by badmagician (Billy/Goodnight, rated T)
Billy has never owned anything as valuable as the knives Goody had made for him, and he's certainly never been gifted anything that valuable. It doesn't seem like the kind of present a man would give a business partner, or even a friend.
-- So sweet jfc...

Lucky by badmagician (Billy/Goodnight, rated M)
Billy's frustratingly injured. Goody finally steps up to lend a helping hand.
-- Sweet and wonderfully intimate.

Nailed It!

Fictitious & Delicious (gen, rated G)
Welcome to a new episode of ‘Nailed It!’ As always, I’m your host, Nicole Byer. Today, we’re trying something a little bit different. Rather than seeing your best baking creations, we’re inviting three amateur fic writers to the ‘Nailed It!’ studio to see what stories they'll write based on prompts you sent us! Now, let’s meet our contestants.
-- This is the episode of Nailed It! we all really want and it's fucking hilarious lol

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Lament for the Children of Hamelin by kutsushita (gen, not rated)
Our children left us, so they say,
One hundred years ago today,
But none remember why or how
Among those who are living now.

-- Really beautiful and heartbreaking poem from the POV of the people of Hamelin.

Property Brothers RPF

Children of the Night Shift by Merlin Missy | mtgat (gen, rated G)
"I told you that couple was weird. Only came out at night? Their Must Haves included a crypt, skylights, and no mirrored surfaces?"
-- Property Bros plus vampires, what more could you want?

Spider-Man: Homecoming/Queer Eye

**Spider-Man: Junior Prom by kormantic (gen, rated G)
The Fab Five come to Peter's friendly neighborhood.
-- So funny and sweet!

Venom

Chicken Soup for the Symbiote Soul by longwhitecoats (Eddie/Venom, rated E)
Eddie has the flu. Venom knows what will make Eddie feel better.
-- Magical healing ovi, aw yeah :D

dress them in warmth again by coricomile (Eddie/Venom, rated T)
Venom exists. It thinks it has always existed.
-- A sweet look at Venom getting to know earth, and Eddie.

**Home by Kahvi (Eddie/Venom, rated T)
Fighting bad guys is one thing, but Eddie is just not prepared for the nightmare that is the San Francisco real estate market. But everyone needs a home.
-- I am so here for this exploration of Venom's gender identity.

my own body in my arms by yasaman (gen, rated T)
Venom doesn’t get humans, he really doesn’t. Or: Venom learns about humanity's xenoboner.
-- Venom is hilariously confused and disgusted by tentacle porn and I love it!

The Night Before by Ashling (Eddie/Venom, rated G)
Have you ever experienced love, Cletus?
"I loved those tacos," Kasady says resentfully.

-- Killing your boyfriend's enemies is the best wedding present *nods*

Overcoming Human Inefficiencies by heeroluva (Eddie/Venom, rated E)
Venom gives Eddie a lesson in reproduction.
-- Never enough Symbrock ovi tbh.

resting pulse by Addison R | beyond_belief (Eddie/Venom/Anne/Dan, rated T)
Three Four adults in an exam room.
-- Soft and sweet with a bit of medical kink.

**Secret Santa by Suaine (Eddie/Venom, rated T)
Eddie and Venom's first Christmas.
-- Super cute!

Weird Porn Stage by tuesday (Eddie/Venom, rated E)
Eddie had gone through a weird porn stage in college.
-- My gift! So porny and so good :D

Wayward Children Series - Seanan McGuire, Labyrinth, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis, Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

In the Long Ago by tablelamp (gen, rated T)
All children who have traveled know that doors can open from world to world, but only some know that doors can open within the same world, across distance and across time. Sarah was about to find one of those doors.
-- I never knew how much I wanted Sarah and Susan to be friends before this.

A Wrinkle in Time

**Scrap and Calms by voleuse (Alex/Kate, rated G)
They have run on and cannot hear you.
Reacclimation is a challenge.
-- Such a sweet look at what happens to them after.

Comments

Yay! :) I love that Property Brothers fic. So creative and fun.
I saw it and was immediately cackling in delight lol
Unfortunately, not a single one of those fics is in my fandoms, but I'm glad you found something you enjoyed reading =D
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