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Yuletide recs

I've just finished my first batch of Yuletide fics, which means it's time for some recs. Hopefully there will be another batch before reveals.

Orphan Black
You Gotta Go There to Come Back - Felix and Sarah
A lovely, insightful study of their relationship from childhood on, how close they are, and how no matter times Sarah leaves, she always comes back.

What Do They Know (About You and Me) - Alison/Beth
Canon never gave me any shippy feelings about these two, but this convinced me. A quiet fic of developing intimacy that ends in unexpected (at least for me) AU delight.

Sister Lover Worry - Beth and Art
A brief study of Beth in her last days. Short, but packs a punch.

Sharper than Knives or Silence - Beth, Art, others
An 11k casefic/backstory fic of how Beth found out about clones. This could have used a beta to catch the typos and missed words, and some of Beth's police work didn't quite ring true, but OTOH the exploration of Beth herself rang very true indeed. If you're looking for rich, thoughtful Beth backstory, this is the fic for you.

not afraid to keep on living - Alison
Alison, before and during canon, who is straightforward to a fault, responds to pressure with wine, and then goes on to fix things as thoroughly as she possibly can.

Robot Series - Isaac Asimov
A Woman's Touch - Susan Calvin
Everyone's been reccing this one, and with good reason. It has the feel of a classic Calvin short story, through and through, without any of Asimov's occasional missteps. Just very fun and, as Calvin stories generally are, deeply satisfying.

Cotillion - Georgette Heyer
The Birds and the Bees - Freddy/Kitty, Lord Legerwood
Birds and bees are discussed, with varying degrees of success. Legerwood is one of my (many) favorite things about Cotillion, and he is in rare form here. I could watch the Legerwood-Freddy comedy hour all day. The whole thing is hilarious, though, and yet still sweet during the Kitty/Freddy parts.

A Night to Remember - Freddy/Kitty
A G-rated fic about Freddy and Kitty on their wedding night. Leans more to the sweet, but there's funny in it, too.

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Dec. 30th, 2013 03:44 am (UTC)
You know, as much as I like the show, I've never read Orphan Black fic. Those look dope, thanks!
Dec. 30th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Hooray! Honestly, as nicely written as some of the character studies were, what I really found myself wanting was plotty post-S1 fic, and dark post-S1/futurefic. Like, super dark, hiding in cellars, torturing our neighbors, doing regrettable things darkfic. Or possibly a dystopian AU. None of which turned up this Yuletide, alas, but I am having ideas about requesting some for next Yuletide...
Dec. 30th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh, Cotillion. I just reread that in a small Heyer binge a couple of weeks ago. I must check those out.
Dec. 30th, 2013 07:08 am (UTC)
Cotillion seems to be one of those Yuletide perennials; there are two or three fics for it every year. And it happens to be my very favorite Heyer, so.
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