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So both the Narnia Fic Exchange and Remix Revival went live on Sunday, and I want to tell you about my lovely gifts! (Edited 9/25/17 to include author names!)

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Words Against the Tide (2834 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ViaLethe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Jadis | The White Witch, Jadis' Sister (Narnia), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Worldbuilding, Charn, Backstory, Magic, Blood Magic

Summary: Charn feeds upon magic, and magic feeds upon Charn, down the ages in the long, slow death of a world.

This is chilling and gorgeous and an all-too-plausible look at both the origin of the Deplorable Word and the decay of a once-bright world and people.

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Broken If Revealed (The File It Under the Letter D Remix) (3114 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] significantowl
Fandom: Daredevil (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Matt Murdock & Franklin "Foggy" Nelson & Karen Page
Characters: Matt Murdock, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Karen Page
Additional Tags: Post-Season/Series 01, Reveal, Friendship, Secrets, Office, Remix, POV Foggy Nelson

Summary: In a file folder buried deep in her desk, Karen has contingency plans, a how-to guide for keeping Nelson and Murdock afloat if she's gone. When Foggy accidentally uncovers them, a few more secrets are revealed along the way.

This is a remix of Broken If Revealed, which swaps Karen and Foggy so he's the one discovering her contingency folder, and which does some really excellent character exploration and compare/contrast between Karen and Matt.

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You should go read both of them and compliment the authors! :D
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FYI, [archiveofourown.org profile] WarriorDrgnMage has started making a podfic of The Way of the Apartment Manager.

The first three chapters are available now, and others will be up as they are recorded:

The Way of the Apartment Manager [PODFIC] (331 words) by WarriorDrgnMage
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Ayakawa Yukiko (OFC), Uzumaki Naruto, Umino Iruka, Tonoike Naga (OFC), Hatake Kakashi, Sarutobi Hiruzen
Additional Tags: various characters - Freeform, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Families of Choice, Canon-Typical Violence, Heartwarming, Team Bonding, Teamwork, Adopted Sibling Relationship, Worldbuilding, Chuunin Exams, Fluff, Warm and Fuzzy Feelings, Pre-Canon Inspirational Speeches, finding your dreams again, Healing, Adorable, Podfic, Podfic & Podficced Works

Summary: Ayakawa Yukiko retired from being a ninja, and she's come to terms with that. Then the Third Hokage summons her for an assignment that will change her life. AU story, set six years pre-manga.
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FYI, [archiveofourown.org profile] Dawen has written a story inspired by and loosely continuing my Narnia ficlet What Might Have Been, What May Yet Be.

The First Spell of the Just: It was nearly six months after the coronation, after Edmund started giving real, serious thought to learning magic, when the idea for his First Spell came to him. He already knew what sort of magic he wanted to do – he wanted a spell that would help him live up to Aslan's title.

King Edmund the Just.

(First Spells have a lot of power, and if Edmund's going to learn magic, he needs to get this right.) [4,000 words]

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It's pretty cool and you should go read it! :D
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Hey, if anybody out there speaks Russian, I would like to mention that cygne has translated one of my Hexwood fics into Russian.


Childish Things (7244 words) by Elizabeth Culmer
Fandom: Hexwood - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Vierran Guaranty/Mordion Agenos
Characters: Vierran Guaranty, Mordion Agenos, Hume (Hexwood), Yam (Hexwood), Fitela Wolfson
Additional Tags: Child Abuse, Slavery, Friendship/Love, Forests, Games, Heartwrenching, Heartwarming

Summary: Three games Vierran played with Mordion over the years.


Here is a link to the Russian translation. :)
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My Yuletide story for this year has been doing pretty well for itself! In fact, it's been doing better than a lot of my non-Yuletide stories do. I find this is often the case; unless you're writing for a really obscure canon, there is often a fair bit of pent-up demand for fic that results in intense appreciation for once-a-year stirrings of life in mostly nonexistent fandoms.

(This has been working in favor of one of my gifts -- Threads from the Confused Distaff of Memory, a wonderful Darkangel Trilogy fic about Eryka in Pirs after her husband's death -- but not so much for the other, which makes me sad. Listen, That First Blush of Love (roses always wilt) is a story wherein Karla from the Black Jewels series gets a happy romantic/sexual relationship in her teens, before the drama of Queen of the Darkness goes down. It is excellent femslash! With people working to communicate openly and effectively! And Karla unapologetically being in charge of her country! Seriously, people, what are you waiting for???)

Anyway, my still-anonymous assignment is the only Yuletide fic I wrote this year. I did mean to write a treat, but stuff got in the way, as it often does. With a pinch of luck I will manage to repurpose the idea as a New Year's Resolution fic in January. *crosses fingers*

The main reason I didn't write any treats is, of course, my Daredevil Secret Santa fic, which got a bit out of hand. *wry* That one was much more of a stretch for me as a writer -- to the point where only Vicky's timely advice saved me from my perpetual failtasticness on a certain front, which probably disguises my authorship a bit.

(I love my sister dearly. She is, was, and always will be my best editor, and she's gotten even better since she started writing ebook romances as a secondary career.)

Anyway, if you guess either of my fics, I will write you a ficlet of at least 500 words in a fandom of your choice. The Yuletide one is for a canon that I have neither written in before nor talked about on this journal, though I feel it's fairly obviously in my voice and deals with several of my pet writerly preoccupations. The Daredevil one also deals with several of my writerly preoccupations, though slightly different ones from the Yuletide fic, and, as I said above, it's a bit less nakedly in my own voice.

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You know, I don't think anybody has ever even tried guessing my holiday exchange fics. I might get more nibbles if I made a similar offer for NFE -- smaller pool of participants, for a start -- but eh, whatever.
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Quick update!

I got two (!!!) Yuletide fics and a really long Daredevil Secret Santa fic. They are all lovely. I have kudos'ed them all.

I am also veyr tired and kind of tipsy on champagne cocktails, so I am not leaving comment tonight (because comments should be coherent and I am kind of really really not right now, also spelling is hard) but I will do that tomorrow morning.

In themeantime, I leave you links!

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That First Blush of Love (roses always wilt): Karla takes back control from her uncle, and with Morton, she starts establishing herself as Territory Queen.

You'd think that she'd be too busy for anything else. And it wasn't as if she expected anything else. After all, she never once felt attraction the way anyone else said they felt it.

Until, of course, she meets someone. And suddenly, she realizes she's not broken, or different - or even too busy. She's having the time of her life. (Black Jewels, 5,074 words, f/f, mature)

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Threads from the Confused Distaff of Memory: Women born of Isternes are slaves to no man. Eryka may be locked in a tower, but she will not wait helplessly for someone else to save her. (Darkangel Trilogy, 3,414 words, gen, not rated)

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The Very First Case of Page & Murdock: Karen meets Matt in her first semester at law school. Foggy is their first suspect. (Daredevil (MCU), 10,400 words, gen w/ background relationships, teen+)
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I wish to inform the internet that [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira and [archiveofourown.org profile] Opalsong have made podfics of my Tales from the Yellow Yard series!

(Hananobira podficced "Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included)" back in September, but now the other three fics are also available.)

[Podfic] Tales from the Yellow Yard: includes Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) [48 minutes], Short Story Long [27 minutes], An Elephant with Laryngitis [5 minutes], and Literal Interpretation [5 minutes].

You should go listen and tell the readers they're awesome. :)
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And here is the other story somebody wrote for me -- interestingly, in response to the same prompt (basically, 'tell me a story about Charn! Charn is fascinating!').

In Word and Deed (5510 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Jadis' Sister (Narnia), Jadis | The White Witch
Additional Tags: Charn, Worldbuilding, Magic/Spells & Curses, The Deplorable Word
Summary: In a world lit by a blood-red sun, where two sisters battle for the throne and where a single word has the power to destroy life itself, the only thing worse than a summons from the Queen is a conflicting summons from the other Queen. It was no wonder that Nethyr had ill dreams.

Again, I am too brain-friend to make a proper rec, but you should totally go read this right now because it is just as awesome as the other fic. ♥

(I swear, I got so stupidly lucky with gifts this year...)
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Hear ye, hear ye!

The 2016 Narnia Fic Exchange and 2016 NFE Madness collections are now open. This was a small year, so it's only twenty-three stories total, but I expect they are as high-quality as always.

Here is the one written for me:

Triptych (5659 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Lilith, Jadis | The White Witch, Jadis' Sister (Narnia), Aslan
Additional Tags: Charn, Worldbuilding, Rituals, Dark Magic, Religious Imagery & Symbolism, Biblical References, Blood
Summary: Lilith woke to the song of that created a world. Jadis ended another with a word. Lilith waited for Jadis at the end of their long path of willful reason.

I am too brain-fried today to write a proper explanation of exactly how and why this story is so awesome, but trust me, it is fucking awesome and you should go read it. ♥

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As for myself, I usually attempt true anonymity (by which I mean I don't reuse the most visible elements of my own previous worldbuilding and character backstories), but due to the persistent brain-fry I've been slogging through all year, I did not have the spoons to play the game. You get no prizes whatsoever for guessing what I wrote, because obvious!Liz was really goddamn obvious this time. *wry*
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I would like to inform the internet at large that [archiveofourown.org profile] Hananobira has made a podfic of one of my stories:

[Podfic] Instant Corpse Party (Party Not Included) (47 words) by Hananobira
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: John Egbert, Jade Harley, Davesprite, Nannasprite, Jaspersprite
Additional Tags: Grief/Mourning, Family Feels, Podfic & Podficced Works, Podfic, Podfic Length: 45-60 Minutes, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: M4B
Summary: What do you do with your own cadaver? Not to mention the bodies of your friends and guardians? A story of the first days traveling the yellow yard.

Go and listen. :D

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