Jan. 2nd, 2013

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And thank you again to [livejournal.com profile] pollyrepeat for my lovely Looper gift, laid out in front of her

My Yuletide assignment was:

Living the revolution (5023 words) by Leaf Litter
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Hainish Cycle - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin, Day Before the Revolution - Ursula K. Le Guin
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Relationships: Laia Asieo Odo/Taviri Odo Asieo
Characters: Laia Asieo Odo, Taviri Odo Asieo, Original Characters

Laia Asieo Odo, between jail terms, tries to further the revolution.

Includes a time period featuring a violent canonical character death. No explicit violence.

Eep and hooray Hainish fic! Thank you for a great prompt, [personal profile] luzula. I have a comparatively large amount to say about the process of writing my assignment. And I want to make Yuletide recs too, even though it's really more a Thing when they're still anonymous. However, my personal resolution will be that it gets done by the end of January, or rather, what is done by the end of January is what gets done.
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There were actually two fics specifically for The Day Before the Revolution short story this year, and you should check out the other one! This one is by [personal profile] firerose who is also at the centre of Earthsea fanfic.

A Necklace of Acorns (3020 words) by Firerose
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Day Before the Revolution - Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle - Ursula K. Le Guin
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Laia Asieo Odo

Only cast pearls before swine if a necklace of acorns becomes you (Sayings of Odo). Glimpses into the life of a revolutionary

We're done quite different things with Odo in these stories, with Firerose's Odo being more trickster-ish. I love it! It also more directly references the setting and in particular the economic relationship between Urras and Anarres (which continues all the way into The Dispossessed), and the gender politics of Urras. My story doesn't have Odo meet anyone who isn't associated with either the revolutionary movement or the prison system, which drastically limits the exploration of Iotic society.

So I recommend her fic both for a lovely take on Odo and for a good chunk of world-building/world-exploring too!

Hooray, Hainish Cycle for Yuletide! Thank you [personal profile] firerose for your excellent story.
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