One of the things I asked for this year was world-building for Eve Forward's Villains By Necessity
, specifically about religion; here are a brief summary of the book and my prompt details
if you're interested. And I got some!Still To Witness:
Azal and Hruul aren't necessarily evil, but the Light doesn't approve of them anyway. A priest of Azal and a priest of Hruul talk about how to start over after everything. (2,400 words) [ETA: written by Estirose
It's excellent at showing that gods can have many faces, and people have many ways of relating to them and living their faith. It also deals with the issues of free will and zealotry that are so important in canon, and offers hope for the future now that the crisis has passed.
Go read it and tell the writer they are wonderful!
I have not had time to read much else in either archive, and very shortly Susan will come over to visit and exchange gifts (after which we may visit Cat's parents to bring cookies and catch up on news and such-like) so today is unlikely to see much progress on that front (not to mention I have my Ladystuck fic to write), but I will try to get some kind of recs post together by New Year's Day. *crosses fingers*