It's Yuletide, everybody! Hooray! I think which story I wrote is painfully obvious if you stumble over it, but I don't know if any of you know the canon, so, maybe you won't discover it.

In any case, I received a fabulous story:

Padded Rooms and Stiletto Heels (1006 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Revenge (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Victoria Grayson, Emily Thorne

It’s a trade she’s more than willing to make.

It's a brilliant bit of backstory for Victoria, and does exactly what I want a Victoria story to do: deal in an upfront and direct way with the immorality of many of her actions, while keeping her human. At her most interesting moments, Victoria recognizes how wrong she is, but consciously chooses to continue on the same path, because she prefers this route to others. This is a story where she stands in the face of her own wrongdoing, looks it in the eye, and then keeps going.

I haven't finished reading in some of the "larger" fandoms (SCANDAL FIIIIIIIIC), but here are my recs so far:

first batch of recs )
Today's Exciting Things From The Internets:

The author of my awesomesauce Purim Gifts series is revealed as [ profile] abyssinia! Thanks so much for it! I am super-enthusiastic on the subject.

And, as authors have now been revealed, I can link you all to Free Citizen, a Caprica fic focused on Fidelia Fazekas, aka the Guatrau's daughter. I think it can be read if you don't know canon at all, as long as you aren't freaked out by people putting on earrings when their holes has mostly closed up. (My wife had to do this on our wedding day.)

In other assorted news, I got linked today to this great vid by [personal profile] giandujakiss, which is a powerful critique of the abuses of police power (or, put more bluntly, rampant torture problem) on Hawaii Five-O. I am deeply conflicted about all of my affection for this show, and this is one of the two major problems with it. (The other is its super-skeezy race politics: in a brief sentence, it has three major Asian-American characters, which is great, but at the same time every other Asian-American or Native Hawaiian on the show has either been a victim in need of saving [by the white boys] or a criminal in need of torture [by the white boys].)

OK, I promise that I won't post tomorrow. Maybe. I think. Unlocked. Who knows, right?

ETA: Oh, and new crack_van rec, which is a fic that was just posted today, because I'm cool like that. Go read!
There is something very wrong with me.

Let me also take this opportunity to see if anyone on my flists happens to want to beta Caprica fic? You'd need to be caught up through the end of the series, but the fics will be very short. I gotta turn them around this week, oy.


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