September 14th, 2021

Winter Sunlight

Jump Scare!

The Jump Scare exchange opened this weekend and I have two AMAZING gifts!

White Linen (The Alienist, 1900 wds, John & Sara & Laszlo)
Lovely h/c with the trio lost in the woods, dealing with an illness.

Dislocated (Falcon & Winter Soldier, 4300 wds, Bucky/Zemo + Sam)
Please heed warnings on fic. After a devastating incident involving mind control, the three lean on each other to heal.

They are both utterly lovely, and entirely my thing in slightly different ways. This exchange in general is small but excellent, and I've really enjoyed everything I've read so far. There is also, for example, a really excellent Falcon & Winter Soldier fic focused on Isaiah (also feat. Sam) that is chilling and fascinating and makes you doubt your own reality in the best horror tradition.

AU-Ex (Alternate Universe Exchange) also released today! I didn't up for it, but I did pinch hit, and between the two of them (this and Jump Scare) I have five currently anonymous fic. Finding them is left as an exercise for the reader. (Well, obviously I'll 'fess up after reveals.) This entry is also posted at https://sholio.dreamwidth.org/1411585.html with comment count unavailable comments.
Winter Sunlight

Some happy fandom things!

I got a gift in AU Fest (an associated promptfest for AU Exchange) and it is amazing! ♥

A Dead Man and a Fugitive Walk Into a Bar (Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty, 8300 wds, gennish Tang Fan/Wang Zhi + Dong'er)
Canon divergence in which the good guys lose and have to go on the run. Very canon-grounded with a strong sense of the ensemble despite most of them not appearing on page, plus a delightful use of the fake-relationship trope and just general wonderfulness and perfection all around.


Other things which look nice:

Gen-ish Prompt Fest run by [personal profile] frith_in_thorns! All fandoms welcome; leave prompts or fill prompts or both!

The mod for Fandom Giftbox went AWOL and left a bunch of gifts unrevealed, so someone started a thread on the comm where you can link to gifts you made or check if you have gifts. This entry is also posted at https://sholio.dreamwidth.org/1412061.html with comment count unavailable comments.
Winter Sunlight

Jump Scare reveals

Authors are revealed! I wrote three things.

Ashes and Rubble (Falcon & Winter Soldier, 3600 wds, Sam & Bucky & Zemo)
Zemo is poisoned with a hallucinogen while undercover with Sam and Bucky. This was for the tag prompt "Character Forced to Relive Their Worst Memory." Look, I have a brand.

Underground (Justified, 3200 wds, Rachel & Raylan & Tim)
An ill-advised attempt is made to pursue a suspect into a haunted mine. This is probably the most actually horror-ish of what I wrote, and can also be read without canon knowledge, I feel - all you really need to know is that they're US Marshals in Kentucky.

Katabasis (The Alienist, 8900 wds, gen or pre-OT3)
Set after season one, the characters try to fix a canonical character death using Flatliners-style methods. This is exactly as great an idea as it sounds like. This entry is also posted at https://sholio.dreamwidth.org/1412239.html with comment count unavailable comments.