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Or, in other words, how I through no fault of my own, won Yuletide this year, with FOUR (count 'em FOUR) fics. Somebody up there must like me, which is nice, because I've had a rough past month or so. Though, who hasn't really- I'm not worthy of such splendor O' Gods of Yuletide!

Anyway, my prompt of reworking the Orpheus descending myth proved quite attractive to people- I received a yuletide fic and three additional treats for it and they are all fantastic. I am seriously impressed by how well executed and very different they all are. It's basically choose your flavor of awesome:

1) Would you like to read a genderswappy retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice where they meet as lovers time and again Cloud Atlas style? Of course you would! Then try Grasping at Shadows .Bonus for being told from Eurydice's point of view and having some Eurydice/Persephone going on. 

2) How about a 10,000+ word epic retold from Eurydice's perspective set in the Jazz Age criminal underworld? Bootleggers and flappers and some seriously amazingly crafted prose. Let me direct you to Snakebit

3) Or perhaps a Delta Blues style retelling with some Vouou influences thrown in is more your style? Try Last Nickel in the Nation Sack, based on the real life experiences of Blues musician Robert Johnson, rumored to have once sold his soul to the Devil in return for his success. This one comes complete with its own soundtrack!

4) Finally, maybe these historical retellings aren't really your thing and you want to read something more modern, edgy and now. Something fresh and relevant to our present moment. go down to the netherworld (plant grapes) is just that story, told from the perspective of a goth!Persephone.

Check them out friends, because every single one of them is a winner and they all deserve more hits and comments. I feel like I didn't just get a story, somebody wrote me an effing anthology this year! Writers, if you are reading this, know that you have made me one happy girl. Wishing you all the best wherever you are. I have family things to do the rest of today, but you can expect more recs in other fandoms from me soon. Additionally, I wrote 3 stories- 2 full length (assignment and treat) and 1 madness. 2/3 have left me lovely comments so far and I have received generous comments from non-recips, too. So, yay! 
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Wow, my super talented fellow longtime Carmenfan Mirei just made six panels of manga depicting the opening scene of Blue Alert, the Carmen/Ivy NYR fic I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] cheshireempress I'm stunned and amazed and just so honored. All my years in fandom (and granted some of them have been inactive...) and this is the first time anyone has ever made fanart of one of my stories. It's also really cute and very well done. That scene in particular is very well suited to manga/comic adaptation. Check them out over at Deviant Art.

I should also note that Mirei, in addition to being a generous and talented fanartist, is also the author of one of my all-time favorite Carmenfics, Sincerely. In a nutshell, this fic pretty much depicts the heartbeat of the show and why I find the relationship between Carmen and "her" detectives so compelling. (hey the show had a lot of range for a 90s kids cartoon, I swear!) 

My two favorite panels )
 
I really like how she did the backgrounds- it really looks like New York City. Plus i can't draw to save my life, so I'm always impressed by anything artistic.This really made my week. :D 

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