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12 May 2014 @ 08:31 pm
2014 Rarewomen Stories Released  
The 2014 rarewomen ficathon went live! It happened this weekend, when I was happily running after my brother's kids and unhappily unable to read many of the 170 stories in 186 fandoms (some of that difference comes from genuine crossovers; much comes from MCU-style multi-tagging, however). Still, I'd like to draw your attention to these so far:

  • [archiveofourown.org profile] coralysendria took on my prompt slate! She wrote me "Ragtag" (10K words; G), a canon-sensitive Battlestar Galactica (1978) story starring Cassiopeia and Serina building a friendship as they work to rebuild their society, with spot-on supporting cameos for Adama, Apollo, Starbuck and Boxey. "Ragtag" weaves missing (civilian) scenes into the canonical (military) adventures of the multi-episode premiere, "Saga of a Star World" (and pre-emptively retcons better foundations onto some later absurdly 1970s incidents). Giving Carillon some consequences, and addressing them with teamwork, is my favorite bit; my second favorite is the the bereaved mother doling out her lost family's clothes in the Rising Star passenger compartment. What's on the other side of the end of the world? I do still so love this series of my early childhood; it is still so much bigger on the inside. Thank you, Malinaldarose!


  • [archiveofourown.org profile] greerwatson bestowed a bonus on me! She wrote me "Raven by the Month" (1K words; PG13), a Forever Knight story featuring Janette in her capacity as a hands-on business manager; in this case, she's trying new blood... varietals? ...and placing orders. The piece explores a dark underlayer of the logistics enabling the vampire community (as revealed in "Francesca"). You can read it for the "dark" or for the canonicity; you know where I stand. Thank you, Greer!


  • [archiveofourown.org profile] raspberryhunter, whom I don't know, wrote an engaging, clever, strong Aurthurian mythology complete AU: "The Company of Camelot" (5K words; PG). This Camelot is a biotech firm. Morgan, who should have inherited it, was roommates with Nimue, one of its officers, back when they were each earning their MBAs at Avalon Business School. If you enjoy Arthuriana, total AUs or contemporary dramas driven by interesting women, you'll be glad you read this.


  • [archiveofourown.org profile] Lizzen, whom I also don't know, wrote an enthralling, dangerous, grim (but with hope in the end) Once Upon a Time left-turn-at-canon AU in which Mulan, Aurora and Philip were swept up in the first curse: "we're strangers till now" (3K words; NC17 for both violence and sex -- mind the rating!). The story has a refrain, "Maleficent made plans for every variation," and it pays off with your heart falling into your stomach. It impresses me. (The ravens!)


  • The lovely people whom I do know in this year's game generally wrote in fandoms that I don't know at all (or, in Bujold's case, know very well but don't read fanfic for). Perhaps you do? Please let them know!



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Athelas K. Weedmalinaldarose on May 13th, 2014 11:46 am (UTC)
I am so, so happy that you like "Ragtag!" And "All the Little Background Noises" was written for me!
Amy R.: Other Fandom BSGbrightknightie on May 14th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC)
Thank you again for "Ragtag"! I am always hungry for well-written, canon-considered, original BSG stories. I am not done with that universe, and the new one is no substitute for me... especially when it comes to the original women characters not being re-created as the original male characters were.

Curiously, in my little circle of people I know in this year's game, Argentum-ls wrote for you, who wrote for me, who wrote for Falconhorus, who wrote for Havocthecat... with bonus overlap from Greer's bonus story for me, and Argentum-ls beta-ing for me!
greerwatsongreerwatson on May 14th, 2014 05:58 am (UTC)
To compound that, I wound up writing for my own sister!