Well, "major fandoms" for Yuletide, that is. Scandal and Revenge are two of my most-fun watching experiences on a weekly basis, so I was very happy to see an abundance of fic for them both on Yuletide. What the shows have in common is that they're soapy and women-centric. However, while Revenge is a lousy piece of television that is solid id-TV, Scandal is actually richly nuanced and complex, if melodramatic and unsubtle. Scandal is also nice for having a cast that's racially diverse, full of interesting female characters with both strengths and failings, as well as a really interesting and complex portrayal of a gay couple (I will save my Cyrus And James Feels monologue for later, but it will be glorious). I enjoy watching both of them, but Scandal is actually a good show.
(And I made an icon! See? Incidentally, this show has not enough bright scenes. Hmph.)
Anyway, here are the recs. ( Scandal: 4 fics, Olivia and Mellie centric... )
While I like all of these fics, I was a little...something about the fact that almost all the stories written for Revenge this year were about Nolan. Now, I like Nolan. I really
like Nolan; he's probably my favorite character. But this is a show where the majority of the characters are women, and where the narrative centers around women's actions. (And some of those actions have to do with their relationships with men, but the women are actors, primarily.) And here all the fic focuses on the dude? I don't know. That said, I do adore Nolan, and I love these fics.
(Can I take this moment to point out that my gift
was all about the female characters. And that you should totes read it, because it has been insufficiently kudoed/commented upon? Mmmm-hmm.)( two Revenge fics )
I doubt I'll do another one of these, because I've gone through "my fandoms," though I haven't really dug all the way into Madness yet. But at least I got them up before reveal!