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So apparently for all my thinking and dreaming of Yuletide, I got the day of signups wrong because I was in the middle of %$&%^$ midterm papers and missed it.

DAMMIT. I have never missed Yuletide before.

Well, I guess I'll just have to treat or pinch hit. And do [community profile] fandom_stocking 

I feel really down about this.

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Meet Frank and Sadie Doyle: Toast of the upper crust, headliners on the society pages, and, oh yes... They see ghosts! Think Nick and Nora Charles, but minus dog and baby, plus being experts in the supernatural. I love it so very, very much.

Beyond Belief is a podcast radio show that's part of the "Thrilling Adventure Hour" anthology podcast - for a typical case, a great example episode is "Caped Fear". (Did I mention it stars Paget Brewster as Sadie Doyle?)

Ill-met in Amtor (or The Wrath of Con) (2057 words) by Grey_Bard
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Frank Doyle/Sadie Doyle
Characters: Frank Doyle, Sadie Doyle
Additional Tags: Humor, Fans, Conventions, Work Contains Fandom Elements, Beyond Belief, Based on a True Story, Except for Moloch, 1930's fandom wank
Summary: Frank and Sadie face down blue beverages, warring fans and an angry blood god.

Join Frank and Sadie Doyle as they walk beyond belief in tonight's episode Ill-met in Amtor, or The Wrath of Con )

Or read it on AO3 here.
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Or, rather, it was two weeks ago. Ah well, better late than never.

This year I got a wonderful Yuletide fic in for the podcast radio show Beyond Belief on the anthology podcast "The Thrilling Adventure Hour", Gnoming Me, Gnoming You (1014 words) by janiejanine.

It was a whole lot of fun and everything I could have hoped for, which was rather embarrassing, since this year I was forced to default on my wonderful assignment, because after signups, I found out I would have to move and find a new apartment. Unsurprisingly, this ate my life and made it impossible for me to finish on time, causing me to bow out.

After the deadline, once I had moved, I was able to finish a Yuletide Treat, but the fic I started for my assignment is still in limbo. Sorry anonymous recipient! You'll get a surprise small fandom fic, um, sometime.
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Okay, first off, don't panic!Fic preferences )

The Fandoms:

Mother of Demons - Eric Flint )

Note: This is one book with no sequels and is available free and legal in this zip file!

Safehold Series - David Weber )

Nantucket trilogy - S.M. Stirling )

The Thrilling Adventure Hour ).

Note: Beyond Belief (the show on Thrilling Adventure Hour) has been around for a long time, but because the show is so episodic and self contained, you can get the idea in one 20-25 minute free episode.

For a typical case, a great example is "Caped Fear"

For a wonderful and hilarious example of Frank and Sadie away from home and Beyond Belief making fun of a fictional source (in this case, Indiana Jones) I recommend "Sarcophagus Now"

And for a fun look at Sadie's best friend, Donna Henderson the vampire, not to mention their bigger, world-saving adventures, "When Cthulu Cthalls"

Mathnet )

This was a long series, but fully episodic, so for a taste of this math-themed police wackiness, just watch any Kate Monday episode of Mathnet here on youtube, and you're good to go!

Guardians of the Galaxy Comics )

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Digger is a wonderful, Hugo-winning fantasy comic classic featuring a good-hearted and matter of fact wombat coping with gods, hyenas, quests and killer squash in what starts out seemingly whimsical and random, and turns out to be epic and heartclenching and incredible. Don't take my word for it, it's all online for free!

But hey, you don't have to have read it yet to read my Digger fic, I swear.

A Long Evening of Delicate Work Right There (1387 words) by Grey_Bard
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Digger (Comic)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Digger-of-Unnecessarily-Convoluted-Tunnels, Murai, Grim Eyes
Additional Tags: Ghosts, Storytelling, Mid-Canon, Ghost Stories, Misses Clause Challenge
A wombat, a hyena and a priest tell ghost stories and wish for alcohol.

Grim Eyes was chasing a rabbit, vaulted over a log, and landed on a porcupine, which was a long evening of delicate work right there )
Or read it on AO3 here


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Call and Response (2252 words) by Grey_Bard
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Temeraire - Naomi Novik
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Perscitia & Temeraire
Characters: Temeraire, Perscitia
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Dragons, Humor, University, Cambridge, 1870's, Futurefic, non-human protagonist
Series: Part 1 of With an eye to the future...

Summary: Dragons, higher education and excerable poetry... Excerpts from the historic correspondence of Vice Chancellor Emeritus Perscitia OBE PhD PhD and the dragon Temeraire, circa 1870.

Note: Hey guys, let's play spot the stealth crossover!
Temeraire: What is this I hear that you have retired indefinitely to Australia? )
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Okay, first off, don't panic! It's not that I'm really asking you for bizarre moresomes, it's just that there are several specific characters I would like you to pick from. Okay? Cool. I'm very okay with optional details being optional, though I definitely want at least ONE of the non-optional requested characters to be the main character of the story.
Likes and dislikes )
The Fandoms:

Safehold Series - David Weber  )
Nantucket trilogy - S.M. Stirling  )

Mother of Demons - Eric Flint  )
The Course of Empire - Eric Flint & K.D. Wentworth  )
Now You See Me (2013)  )
Les Contes d'Hoffman - Offenbach/Barbier  )
P.S. Check back in a couple days for links to some of these fandoms legally for free!
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Okay, first off, don't panic! It's not that I'm really asking you for bizarre moresomes, it's just that there are several specific characters I would like you to pick from. Okay? Cool. I'm very okay with optional details being optional. Frankly, I'm fairly omnivorous. If you write it, I suspect I'll like it.

Likes and dislikes )

The Fandoms:

Person of Interest )
Temeraire - Naomi Novik )

Trail of Glory - Eric Flint )


Grey Bard

ETA: I've added my actual prompts and made this visible on dw-rolls, becase apparently that's a thing people want.

Actual prompts here )

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Noble Experiments (2089 words) by faviconGrey_Bard
Fandom: Temeraire - Naomi Novik
Genre: Gen
Characters: Temeraire, Perscitia, Iskierka 
Notes: Written for Bard in the 2011 Yuletide Treasure rare fandom fic exchange. Availble here on AO3.

Summary: Dragons' rights and all that jazz. Or - scenes from the National Dragon's Suffrage Society visit to Chicago.

Do you know, I believe the city was rather smaller, the last time I was here. )
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Okay, first off, don't panic! Frankly, I'm fairly omnivorous. If you write it, I suspect I'll like it.

Personally, I am not into incest, statutory rape, non-canonical character betrayal* by a fellow hero or adultery. (Poly is not adultery, to my mind, nor is any sort of standing agreement.)

I love adventure, plot, humor, heroism and friendship alone or in any combination you can give me. Crossovers, AUs and fusions are awesome. Also? Aliens.

The fandoms here are not ranked in any kind of order. I'd be equally thrilled to see any of them in my inbox on Yuletide. The things I am asking for are not just rare, they're super-rare. One has never been ficced before, as far as I can tell, and the rest have something like two fics ever. Whatever you write will be hugely appreciated. Just by trying, you are making me very, very happy.

The Fandoms:Hanna (2011), Temeraire - Naomi Novik, The Count of Monte-Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Offenbach/Barbier )


Grey Bard

*Character betrayal, to my mind, includes murder, attempted murder, rape, stealing your significant other, or in any other way behaving in an evil fashion toward a character or their loved ones. If it didn't happen in canon, I really super don't want to see it.
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

The Basics )

The Fandoms:

David Drake - The RCN Series  )

Showdown in Little Tokyo )

For some reason there is no fic for this movie. Fandom, are you crazy? Look at the BRANDON LEE pretty! And he's snarky! And slashy! This is one short, cracktastic, easy to find movie, and I have a primer on how awesome it is right here

More on Showdown in Little Tokyo )

Lonesome Dove Saga (book or tv) )
Ladies, in one series CALL IS PLAYED BY KARL URBAN. I know how you feel about that. A Karl Urban character who lives with and raises a son with another man. And is a cowboy/Texas Ranger. WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? The lack of fic is killing me here.**

More on Lonesome Dove Saga (book or tv) )

Eric Flint - The Trail of Glory series )

Grey Bard

Why yes, there are footnotes )