recrudescence: (visser kisser)
2016-10-09 11:41 pm
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the adventures of the ectoplasmic yuletide

Hello, Yuletide author!

Let me just say first and foremost that the reason I got into fandom to begin with was due to a tendency to latch onto minor characters and milk the backstory out of them even if I had to fill in 90% of the gaps myself. I love getting to see other people's takes on their inner workings and I'm not picky about the direction your interpretation takes as long as you write it credibly. It can be the most outrageous space coffeeshop high school AU known to humanity and I'll eat it up with a spoon the size of Saturn if you sell me on it. One thing I love about Yuletide is how it stretches the creativity of everyone involved and I always enjoy seeing just how wildly different another person's approach to canon can be from my own. Any rating is fine by me, and you're free to write anything from happiness or horror.

That said, I'm not a fan of crossovers (especially if I don't know the source material), soulmate AU's (they just make me want to pick apart the plot holes and the idea of characters being literally made for each other does nothing for me), or fic being used as either a battering ram or a soapbox. Also here's the obligatory mention that I'd prefer no kinks that involve bodily fluids better suited for the bathroom. No shame in that if it's your thing, it just isn't mine.

If you need clarification on any point, I'm re-crudescence on tumblr and you're welcome to send me an anonymous ask. I'm less active on LJ and DW, but anon comments either of these places are fine as well.

Now that you know a little something about me, and I obviously know that you're here because you have impeccable taste in small fandoms...



Fandoms: Doctrine of Labyrinths, Velvet Goldmine, Marco Polo, The Goblin Emperor, Penny Dreadful )
recrudescence: (anja)
2015-10-25 07:55 pm
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okay, so we're doing this

Hello, Yuletide author!

Let me just say first and foremost that the reason I got into fandom to begin with was due to a tendency to latch onto minor characters and milk the backstory out of them even if I had to fill in 90% of the gaps myself. I love getting to see other people's takes on their inner workings and I'm not picky about the direction your interpretation takes as long as you write it credibly. It can be the most outrageous space coffeeshop high school AU known to humanity and I'll eat it up with a spoon the size of Saturn if you sell me on it. One thing I love about Yuletide is how it stretches the creativity of everyone involved and I always enjoy seeing just how wildly different another person's approach to canon can be from my own. Any rating is fine by me, and you're free to write anything from happiness or horror.

That said, I'm not a fan of crossovers (especially if I don't know the source material), soulmate AU's (they just make me want to pick apart the plot holes and the idea of characters being literally made for each other does nothing for me), or fic being used as either a battering ram or a soapbox. Also here's the obligatory mention that I'd prefer no kinks that involve bodily fluids better suited for the bathroom, but no shame in that if it's your thing irl, etc.

If you need clarification on any point, I'm re-crudescence on tumblr and you're welcome to send me an anonymous ask. I'm less active on LJ and DW, but anon comments either of these places are fine as well.

Now that you know a little something about me, and I obviously know that you're here because you have impeccable taste in small fandoms...



Fandoms: Strange Empire, Marco Polo, Sense8, Cracks, The Goldfinch )
recrudescence: (Default)
2015-01-03 12:29 pm

yuletide reveals

Yuletide happened! I wasn't able to read as voraciously as I did last year, so I haven't collated enough data for a recs post as of now. But I was, unlike last year, able to write more than one fic. I also learned a lot about Senegalese animist beliefs and the perils of creating sock Tumblrs (not for the same fic).

Teranga (6450 words) by recrudescence
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Penny Dreadful (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Vanessa Ives, Sir Malcolm Murray, Sembene (Penny Dreadful), Peter Murray
Additional Tags: Animal Death, Canonical Character Death, canon typical creepiness
Summary:

Sembene also has a story.



Actual Worst (0 words) by recrudescence
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: @WorstMuse
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Worst Muse (@WorstMuse)
Additional Tags: Embedded Images, Sisters, Original Character Death(s), Canonical Character Death
Summary:

A muse does not exist in isolation, especially in the age of social media.

recrudescence: (Default)
2014-10-25 01:43 pm
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Yule to the T to the I D E

Great Scott, I've created life itself!

Hi, wow, it's...the first time I've posted here since last Yuletide. Consistency is important. This is, what, the fifth year I've done Yuletide? And there are so many awesome fandoms to get excited about, I never had a prayer at keeping myself away.

That said, the reason I got into fandom to begin with was out of an tendency to latch onto background characters and milk the backstory out of them. So quite a lot of my requests involve characters who I'd very much like to learn more about in canon. I love getting to see other people's takes on their inner workings and I'm not picky about the direction your interpretation takes as long as you write it credibly. It can be the most outrageous space coffeeshop high school AU known to humanity and I'll eat it up with a spoon the size of Saturn if you sell me on it. One thing I love about Yuletide is how it stretches the creativity of everyone involved and I always enjoy seeing just how wildly different another person's approach to canon can be from my own. Any rating is fine by me, and you're free to write anything from happiness or horror, but I'm not a fan of fic being used as either a battering ram or a soapbox.

If you need clarification on any point, I'm re-crudescence on tumblr and you're welcome to send me an anonymous ask. I'm less active on LJ and DW, but anon comments either of these places are fine as well.

Fandoms: Faking It, Orphan Black, Penny Dreadful, Ghostwriter, The Goldfinch )
recrudescence: (Default)
2013-10-14 01:08 pm
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I say yule, you say tide!

Slightly belated salutations to you, bringer of Yuletide cheer! I'm super excited you're writing for me and I hope this post is helpful to you.

First things first, the number-one factor I look for in a fic is credibility. If you decide to write a genderswapped fic where everyone speaks only in iambic pentameter, that's fabulous! As long as you sell me on it and it doesn't come across like you've shoved a bunch of TVtropes pages into a blender just to see what comes out. One thing I love about Yuletide is how it stretches the creativity of everyone involved and I always enjoy seeing just how wildly different another person's approach to canon can be from my own. Any rating is fine by me, but I'm not a fan of fic being used as either a battering ram for some undesirable character or a soapbox for your thoughts on whatever it is the canon's done wrong. That said, I've honestly never received a Yuletide fic I didn't enjoy and I'm sure whatever you come up with will be made of glory and snickerdoodles.


If you need further details on anything, you can always send me an anon ask on Tumblr, where I'm yviwashere.


Fandom specifics are here )
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2013-01-01 01:41 pm

Yuletide reveal

In 2013, I resolve to find productive ways to fill my time now that I'm done with grad school. This does not entail gluing myself to the internet.

And hey, Yuletide happened! I wrote You Are My Fifth Avenue for [livejournal.com profile] seondoks, who wanted Whip It fic about Bliss and Pash. It basically gave me an excuse to fangirl over an awesome movie all over again and to read Derby Girl, the book that inspired it.

I also slipped in a second fic, Prakriti, for [personal profile] holli, who wanted Sara Crewe from A Little Princess and Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden to meet during World War I. This came out a little more somber than I anticipated. WHO'D HAVE THUNK.
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2012-12-31 06:12 pm
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Yvi's massive post of Yuletide deliciousness

Whew, I finally managed to do my Yuletide flailing/reccing post! You can find it on Tumblr or right here:

Gentles all, here you will find a quick and dirty roster of Yuletide fics that made me flail particularly hard. It's by no means exhaustive (uh, there are like three thousand fucking fics, hello) and I'm sure I'll find even more to flail about as I continue reading. I hope everyone's had a merry Yuletide experience!

Here we go. In no particular order:


  • Hold up, I lied, this one is first for a reason. Priceless is the tender tale of two young ladies discovering life and each other, complete with plenty of hot lesbian sex. This was the first Yuletide fic I read and the pairing alone had me grinning like mad. Did I mention it's a crossover between 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring It the fuck On? Because it fucking is. Kat and Missy are roommates, Kat is a baby social justice activist, Missy does martial arts, and it's all so early 2000's it makes me yearn for my Discman.

  • Once upon a time I saw this movie called Cracks where Eva Green plays the uber-chic and slightly unhinged swimming coach at a British all-girls boarding school. There were, like, schoolgirl crushes and intrigue and backstabbing all over the fucking place and everything was so gorgeous I didn't really care how fucked up it all was. The Ruins is a stunningly plausible look at what happens when Di returns to school years after the events in the movie. I'm pleased as punch this exists because Cracks was the fandom at the very top of my things-I-want-for-Yuletide list.

  • Teahouse was another one of the fandoms on my want list. Yeah, the yaoi webcomic about fancy whores. And there are not one, but two fics for it this year! Storm in a Teahouse is a Rhys/Axis fic that finally, finally addresses the weird lack of awareness everyone seems to have about the royal family. It's just the sort of dramatic reveal I can see playing out in canon, and there's also some hot sex. Just putting that out there.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE )
recrudescence: (Default)
2012-10-30 09:19 am
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better wear your best white dress

Oh snap, is it Yuletide o'clock? I DO BELIEVE IT IS!



Brienne of Tarth has nothing to do with any of my requested fandoms, but she rocks my socks and did a stellar job of making this post less empty before I dumped some actual content in it.

And hey, speaking of content! )
recrudescence: (anja)
2011-12-30 03:12 pm

get that dirt off your shoulders

Hello, strangers!

I've been MIA around these parts lately thanks to an overabundance of school, work, writing assignments, and holiday runarounds, but now that I actually have some downtime it's harder than ever to get reacquainted with the intricacies of actually posting here. What I have been doing is keeping up with my flist (for the most part), even though I haven't been commenting as much, and my Twitter feed when possible.

So, that said, I'm going to pimp some things now.

For those of you who enjoy podfic, [personal profile] sophinisba has taken on the unholy trilogy of the Sickness and Shame verse and, to the best of my knowledge, still has a voice. You can find all three here, and please leave her feedback if you have the time!

Yuletide is in full swing and the reveal is just around the corner, but I can't wait to gush about the fics I've gotten. Growing Together is a Last Unicorn fic about Molly Grue and Schmendrick making their way in the world after the events in canon. I asked specifically for anything to do with Molly and the author gave her a well-deserved happy ending wrapped up in a narrative that could have come straight out of a coda to the novel. Also, Schmendrick fails at growing a proper wizard's beard.

I also got a treat from another Ghostwriter fan (seriously, that was my show growing up, in all its uber-'90s glory): Eventually We Find Our Way gives us a very plausible look at Rob several years down the road--I always felt like he got the short end of the stick, since not only was he shy to begin with, he had to go and move to Australia--and some of the decisions he faces when he comes back to New York.

Inception fandom's festivus this time around was [livejournal.com profile] dream_holiday and just today I got an excellent fic from [profile] iri_descent. In The Great Game, Arthur and Eames gradually learn each other very well despite being apart for months at a time. I adore the Arthur characterization in this, and the way both of them are drawn to each other but not at all defined by each other. They're both very much professionals here and the author fleshes out their world so deftly that everything seems perfectly natural. I really enjoy it when there are little references to the world of dreaming, or to things that will later come up canonically, and the really beautiful thing is that I didn't mention this at all in my request and just so happened to land a writer with wonderful attention to detail anyway. There also just so happens to be a kitten and a bit of awesome Yusuf/Eames friendship.

And tomorrow, I am going to bake banana bread and party it up! Happy New Year in advance, guys, and thank you for making 2011 a lot more fun.
recrudescence: (all the world is football shaped)
2011-11-16 06:34 pm
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let you be the captain

Hi there, Yuletide author!

I now have actual content for you, but I'll leave the picture of Handsome Bob looking soulful anyway.



fandom specifics here )
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2009-12-29 09:44 am

count the summers, direct the drummers

Things I have concluded during my sojourn on the homefront:

- Having a car for a little while is nice, but the luxury of getting to yowl along to the radio or talk to yourself in a thick Boston accent might be even better.

- Sherlock Holmes is not supposed to be a buff studmuffin. The boxing scene is forgiven because "The Rocky Road to Dublin" was playing and that song never fails to make me feel like Riverdancing.

- Rachel McAdams is perfection and should have been topless at least as often as Robert Downey Jr. was in that movie.

- Gallivanting all over DC and beyond with [livejournal.com profile] the_samosaurus, La Actriz, and other rad folks is something that needs to occur in my life far more often.

- Cheddar Pringles exist and are amazing.

- Installing a new hard drive is not something I should attempt alone.

- My writer for [livejournal.com profile] prettylightsfic is an incredible creature who wrote me some sublimely adorable Firefly RPS.

- My writer for Yuletide gave me Name of the Rose fic! For a book about sodomites, there's precious little in the way of fanwork out there, and I truly didn't expect this, of all my requests, to get picked up.

- ...and, um, my Christmas packages didn't all get mailed on time. So if you haven't received anything from me yet, it's on the way!

I haven't been on much lately, but I hope everyone's had an excellent week. Anything new going on?
recrudescence: (Default)
2009-11-15 02:09 pm
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Dear Yuletide Santa...

OMFG, there's another Yvi! I've known this (she's written some Buffy and X-Files fic), but now she's gone and signed up for both Yuletide and the Archive of Our Own before me, which means I don't get to be Yvi.

At least there's no other Recrudescence. Other than the person who took that name on Twitter. Gnerf.

Anyway! Now that I'm done pissing and moaning...welcome, Yuletide writer!

Some possibly helpful things regarding Yuletide 2009 )
recrudescence: (endless refrains)
2009-01-03 05:04 am

Dying Breed

Holy crap! A girl I went to college with is coming to Korea to teach--in Daegu, the same city where [livejournal.com profile] bluerosefairy works.

She's a total sweetheart and I directed her in The Vagina Monologues a few times. [livejournal.com profile] evilsugardemon, remember Decapilepsy? She's totally coming out here. Sweeeeet!

Also, I wrote this for Yuletide:

Title: Dying Breed
Fandom: Shakespeare--Titus Andronicus
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Chiron/Demetrius/Saturninus
Word Count: 1,085
Summary: Rape, murder, cannibalism, and yo' mama jokes! What's not to love about this play? Now with more incest! Written for [livejournal.com profile] l_syllabub.

Link: Dying Breed
recrudescence: (Default)
2008-12-31 09:02 pm
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this is cactus land

Regarding Yuletide. I cranked out my fic at the last second, so I'm just happy it exists.

The fandom's a little obscure, the fic's not particularly brilliant, but it's something a bit new for me and I'm okay with the result. All my feedback has been positive and the only other Yuletide fics I've read were absolutely amazing, so I feel a little dull by comparison, really. And a little guilty for not setting aside the time and effort to create something better instead of something I was pretty sure would fly.

Good haul this year, from what I can see. Recs to come.
recrudescence: (the artist)
2008-12-25 10:15 pm
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a man after midnight

WHAT.

I forgot about Yuletide. Which is UP.

And contains a fabulous story for me that just made sleeping in an airport seem much less stultifying.

Ivy League Hospitality

Across the Universe, Max/Jude, NC-17, and FUCKING ACE. Library!sex, pitch-perfect character voices, and exactly what I think happened in the adult version of all that "With a Little Help From My Friends" carousing.
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2008-12-21 10:58 am
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(no subject)

Annnnd Yuletide is closed in one more minute. Final countdown!
recrudescence: (holy moses)
2008-12-21 09:36 am

jumping up, not beating down

Guess what, bitches? I managed to sleep and finish my Yuletide fic because my time zone is awesome! I just need to edit and post it now.

And guess what else? As if things couldn't possibly get any more awesome, I met [livejournal.com profile] bluerosefairy last night and it was so freaking amazing.

We hung out with my two fellow teachers and a friend of ours who lives in Daegu, proceeding to buy bread and accessories and eat Indian food and ransack Costco and make horrible puns and compare fandoms and ZOMG WIN. Geeks in Korea unite.

And I bought a pair of cute earrings from a Senegalese polyglot. Life is good.

More later, must finish Yuletiding.
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2008-12-19 12:53 am
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slap of the arpeggio

Gaaaah.

Am reading Twilight. Just to make sure it's really worth the wank.

Thing is, I was reading Lovecraft immediately beforehand, and the juxtaposition is like going from plasma-screen HDTV to a black-and-white affair with rabbit ears you have to spastically wave around in order to get anything resembling a satisfactory picture.

New!Teacher swore I would love it and send me the file earlier today. Eighty pages left and I am so thoroughly beyond unconvinced. She owes me an Atlas bar (which, [livejournal.com profile] bluerosefairy, are a highly recommended specimen of Korean junk food). This is seriously the least engaging thing I've read in a very long time. And that includes the photo essay on mangroves I just taught in fifth grade.

The "one big incestuous vampire family" thing could have been kind of cool, too. But I am Not Thinking About This because I have yet to start my Yuletide fic. Ahahaha, God help me.
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2008-11-12 09:28 pm
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to be jolly and joyous

Signed up for [livejournal.com profile] serenity_santa and my Yuletide recipient sounds awesome, judging by his or her Dear Santa entry. Contemplating [livejournal.com profile] 3_ships at the moment, wondering if I should just merrily bounce around and take on all the challenges that appeal to me.

Also, I tried to explain applesauce to my kids today and they were disgusted. Heathens.
recrudescence: (holy moses)
2008-11-12 08:21 pm
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Yuletiiiiiiide, or The Ways Monks and Dead French People Make Me Swoon

Yo, Santa, you probably hate me a little bit right now because I know my selections are all over the map. Then again, you were matched with me because you're comfortable writing in at least one of those areas, and that just makes me really happy. Have an eggnog!

First things first: Julie Taymor, Tanith Lee, Umberto Eco, and Alexandre Dumas have all rocked my world at various points in my life and I just about hit the ceiling when I was picking my fandoms because there was no way in hell I expected to see The Gods are Thirsty or The Name of the Rose listed, let alone both.

That said, I'm not dead-set on any one thing in particular. With any of these fandoms. I'm just pleased that someone like you exists to scribble about one of them. As long as writing is well-executed and believable, I'm down with it. I love when authors can convey an emotion or environment without spelling everything out or beating me over the head with it. Subtlety is sexy. Personally, I write in a rather abstract style most of the time (all my fic is memmed and tagged, if you want to have a look), but that doesn't mean that's the only style I enjoy reading. Not at all.

Now, onto specifics: )

I hope you found this helpful instead of frustrating--seriously, just enjoy yourself and I will, too. Best of luck!