Barbara (htbthomas) wrote,
Barbara
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Yuletide Reveal Time!

I wrote seven stories, which are below the cut (with a little commentary if you are interested!) I experimented with style in most of these -- some with good results, others need more work. ;)
the world transform'd shall view by for Alixtii
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  • "Nicole remembers that day three years ago when the world went wild because of her whims, standing soaked in the rain, pleading with her new brother Bastian to fight the Nasty... did she want to go through that again?"
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My main assignment was this one.  I have to make a confession to alixtii - I was matched with you on Carmen Sandiego.  But I had misunderstood which version of canon you meant and I panicked a little.  Then I saw the NeverEnding Story III request, and decided to write that instead.  Problem? I'd never seen any of the movies! But Netflix saved me, and I was able to catch up. Your request for Nicole and the sibling bond was a challenge, but I really enjoyed it.  I'm glad you did, too.  I hope my f-list will check it out!
 a million light reflections pass over by for grab_bag
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  • "He can almost see Gert lounging in the bench seat, one elbow resting on Old Lace's back. She's holding a ratty paperback in her other hand, probably something she's read at least twenty times before. He never got that. He'd rather be working on the Leapfrog any day." Set during Brian K. Vaughn's run.
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My first pinch hit.  I have written Runaways and Chase before, but always Gen.  So this was a fun and interesting challenge. I tried to combine the requests of intimacy, plus bittersweet memories of Gert in one story.
 Strength for Tomorrow by for Belle
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  • The final battle against the Keeper is at hand, the situation is tense. Kahlan tries to help Richard find a little strength. Spoilers for Season 2, through 2.06, "Fury." Speculation for later events.
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This was a pinch hit, and the requester wanted a "creative solution to Richard and Kahlan's consummation problem." It didn't get much love, though (just one comment), so if you watch Seeker and feel inclined... ;)
 Screenwriting Fundamentals by for gladdecease
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  • Abed decides to use his uncanny powers of observation for the good of two of his friends.
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This one was my favorite of all seven but it didn't get a single comment for two days! I thought I had made a serious miscalculation in my characterization of Troy (and Annie). I was going for "unreliable narrator" in Abed on this one, so Troy seemed more indecisive and dim, and Annie more needy than I think they are really portrayed on the show. I think I'll have to write another story with these three and use my own style next time.
 Vs. the Yogurt Shop by for coffeebased, calliope
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  • Kim Pine and Ramona Flowers have a girl's day out: defeating ninjas, eating frozen yogurt and not talking about Scott Pilgrim.
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I wasn't sure how this one would go!  I used sound effects and the video game elements from the graphic novel, and I was pretty pleased with the result. Plus I fell a little more in love with the girls of the Scott Pilgrim universe. <3
 Friendly Rivalry by for Marks
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  • "Fine!" Her nostrils flare. "First person to be stumped by the other has to buy ice cream!"
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Since I did so much experimenting with style in my regular Yuletide stories, I decided to use my own style for the Madness treats. Which made me realize I should have done that all along, because these two did pretty well in comparison. I love Annie, Abed and Troy together.  I want to see this on the show.
 I'll Be Home for Christmas by for Quettaser
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  • Artie's mother tries to make the Christmas after the accident a little more special.
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I wanted so much to write something for Glee, and when I saw this prompt (part of which was to explain how Artie became a great guitarist), I had to write it.  I love how sweet and unassuming Artie is, and I tried to show that in the story.
Tags: community, fanfiction, glee, legend of the seeker, neverending story, runaways, scott pilgrim, yuletide
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