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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
Summary:

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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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
Summary:

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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General things

Hello Yuletide writer! Thank you for writing for me, and I hope you have lots of fun, and that no bears head your way.

General

My AO3 name: [archiveofourown.org profile] leaflitter

Additional background: my 2011 DYW letter, my narrative kinks.

An incomplete list of things I love: people who have tough relationships who make them work anyway, as you will see from some of my requests! I like any of world-building, plotty stories and character pieces, so you have a few doors to choose from I hope. In terms of relationships, I'm happy with stories from gen through to explicit.

Things I'd prefer your fic avoid: non-consensual sex, adult/teen or adult/child romantic or sexual relationships, on-screen torture. I'd prefer you avoid crossovers with canons I don't know. I've spent too much time in/near hospitals this year to enjoy a fic that revolves around illness as a plot point (characters being ill or disabled: all good, I just don't want it to solely drive the plot).

Hainish Cycle — Ursula Le Guin

Request and notes )

Looking for Alibrandi — Melina Marchetta

Request and notes )

Looper (2012)

Request and notes )

Playing Beatie Bow — Ruth Park

Request and notes )
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Got my Yuletide nominations in in the nick of time: all book fandoms this year and two fandoms that are as yet unknown to AO3. The third was the Hainish Cycle, because one year I hope for some Yuletide fic (or any fic) that is not for The Dispossessed or for Left Hand of Darkness. So I nominated a few characters from other books. I will get my Four Ways to Forgiveness or The Telling fic if I have to coordinate a fic exchange myself.

… which I have considered, frankly.
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The whole reason I signed up for Yuletide was reading fic in fandoms I love, and discovering how much of it was written for Yuletide!

A quick pre-Yuletide roundup:

Recs from Yuletides past )
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Well, hello! I'm sorry things are a bit bare around here, I'm hoping between my prompts and this letter you get enough info to have fun writing a story for me.

General info

Things I am fine with: gen, friendship, romance of many kinds (het, slash, three-or-more-somes), character death, happy endings, bittersweet endings, sad endings, character-driven, plot-driven, Bechdel test-passing (women in the fic who talk to each other/do things that don't revolve around a man)

Things I'm not so into: plotless porn, cross-overs

Please no: torture, non-consensual sex, sex with dubious consent

I recently wrote out a whole list of narrative kinks. I hope that's not too offputting! Don't take it too seriously, and since a bunch of them are world-building things hopefully you won't butt into them too much anyway. Also, I don't think I chose any fandoms with telepaths in them. So don't worry about telepaths. (ETA: what was I thinking? The Hainish Cycle has telepathy, but Le Guin makes sparing use of it and suggests it is used sparingly. Feel free to go into that if you like.)

Cardiac Arrest (Any)

Gosh, if you have seen this television series I'll gladly read anything you want to write in it. I'm especially keen for anything set after series 3.

A few specific prompts in case it helps, but feel free to go with your muse:
- Phil and Rajesh both owe Mr Docherty a major debt for saving their careers. Rajesh especially didn't ask him to do so. Say one or the other of them starts to resent it; what happens then?
- anything where Claire gets inappropriately interested in a patient's case (as with the boy who needs an organ transplant)


Oh my fandom of one. I wrote a whole post on this recently if you want to see what I like about it.

Hainish Cycle - Ursula K. Le Guin (Any)

I'm really into minor characters and lesser known worlds in this cycle! Anything with that emphasis would be great (truly!) but I've done some prompts in case it helps:
- characters from a world/culture with a rigid hierarchy and notion of honour (eg Teyeo or Ramarren) making a life in a world where there isn't the equivalent
- characters shortly after nearly as fast as light travel, dealing with the loss of their friends, family or other things they loved on their home world
- off-worlders falling in love and becoming part of local relationship structures, eg sedoretu on O or the maz relationships on Aka


Wow, the Hainish Cycle. I love the sheer possibilities for human society, and the shared humanity of all the characters.

I had a couple of specific prompts for this on top of the general ones here they are in case you're into specific prompts or just want a better idea of things I might like:

Hainish prompts for the lesser-known worlds be here )

Nochnoy Dozor | Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko (Any)

I like "grey" things in this fandom, moral ambiguity FTW! I'd probably prefer plot-drive to character-driven in this fandom.

Some possible thoughts, at least to give you a sense:
- anything Arina does!
- the Night Watch and the Day Watch reluctantly cooperating, especially if it's to foil the Inquisition
- Svetlana distrusting the Night Watch, and turning out to be right to do so
- Zavulon deflating Anton's or Gesar's self-importance
- Zavulon being polite and helpful and leaving everyone wondering what that's going to cost, exactly

A couple of notes: I don't speak or read Russian, I've read these novels in translation. I only know the bookverse, I haven't seen the movies! And finally, I know several of the characters are evil, but I'd probably prefer if the story stayed only about as dark as the novels.


I love the politics of this series. Everyone's iron self-belief combined with their constant compromising with each other, and their adherence to the Great Compromise, by which I mean the Treaty.

Again, I had a couple of specific prompts I edited out of my request, but that you could use if you're stuck:

Night Watch prompts )

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke (Arabella Strange, Lady Pole, Stephen Black)

Arabella, Lady Pole and Stephen were thrown together in their horrible, weird prison and enchantment. I'd love to have some post-novel fic in which they are in some way thrown together again, and deal with each other as intelligent, free people who are still variously marked by their experience.

I'm find with any pairing or none among these three.


I don't have a lot to add in this one. My imagination isn't wild enough for this fandom, often. I'd like to see Stephen Black and Lady Pole now that they have some power over their lives though.

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