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Another year gone. Another yuletide filled this year with an amazing 2426 stories in 1010 different fandoms. My recs after my first read through the archive are under the cut for 47 brilliant fics in 34 different fandoms: Across the Universe, Aladdin, Animaniacs, Big (movie), the Big Bang Theory, Blackadder, Calvin and Hobbes, Canturbury Tales, the Dark is Rising, Dead Poets Society, Dr. Horrible, Dr. Suess, Enchanted, Fairy Tales, the Giver, H G Wells, His Dark Materials, the Hobbit, the Incredibles, Indiana Jones, Lemony Snicket, Love Actually, Mulan, Myths (Greek and Roman), the Outsiders, the Princess Bride, Rocky Horror, RPS - the French Revolution, RPS - Doctor Who, Shakespeare, Stranger Than Fiction, Vorkosigan series, Wall.E, XKCD:

Ivy League Hospitality (5797 words)
Fandom: Across the Universe
Rating: R
Summary: Getting by in a new country is easy with a little help from your friends. Welcome to Princeton, Jude.

Whole New World (2240 words)
Fandom: Aladdin (movie)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Genie always returns to Al.

A Friend Like Me (572 words)
Fandom: Aladdin (movie)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Happily ever after? Not for everyone.

Mm Mm (863 words)
Fandom: Animaniacs
Rating: G
Summary: A bored Wakko finds fulfillment.

wring the water from wine (1801 words)
Fandom: Big (movie)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: He didn't do anything, really, but wish to go back.

The Eggnog Equivalence (1505 words)
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Rating: G
Summary: It's Christmas, and Penny has forgotten that she accepted an invitation to the Caltech Physics 'High Energy Holiday Fling'.

The Failure of Einstein's Universe (10557 words)
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Rating: PG
Summary: Penny desperately needs to save face in front of her ex, so Sheldon pretends to be her boyfriend. It's like Three's Company all up in here.

The Birthday Party (4375 words)
Fandom: Blackadder
Rating: PG
Summary: Twelve-year-old Edmund Blackadder dreads attending Lady Elizabeth's birthday party, but it turns out to be an interesting day indeed.

Radished (2633 words)
Fandom: Blackadder
Rating: PG-13
Summary: This is an imaginary epilogue to the events of "Amy and Amiability', in which, if you recall, Edmund Blackadder succeeded in collecting a £10,000 reward for the capture of Miss Amy Hardwood, also known as The Shadow. Of course he then immediately lost it to his idiotic employer Prince George.

The Tiger Song (100 words)
Fandom: Calvin and Hobbes
Rating: G

Sandwich Story (1315 words)
Fandom: Calvin and Hobbes
Rating: PG
Summary: Hobbes is changing.

The Seconde Tale of the Wyf of Bathe (1664 words)
Fandom: Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Rating: PG
Summary: The Wife of Bath, ahead of her time in so many ways, finds the Tale of the Knight to be less than satisfactory and sets about 'fixing' it.

One Goes Alone (3683 words)
Fandom: Susan Cooper - Dark Is Rising series
Rating: PG
Summary: What happens to the hero of a story after the story's done? It wasn't a question Will Stanton had had much cause to consider before, but he was thinking about it now.

A Tale for Winter (3313 words)
Fandom: Dead Poets Society
Rating: PG
Summary: "A fix-it story where Neil lives," said the request, "a happy ending." I hope that this fills the bill.

Afterwards (2195 words)
Fandom: Dead Poets Society
Rating: G

Reaction Mechanism (1573 words)
Fandom: Dr Horribles Sing-Along Blog
Rating: PG
Summary: Anyone can be a villain. That's just a matter of making a choice.

The Ballad of Penny Peabody (1836 words)
Fandom: Dr Horribles Sing-Along Blog
Rating: PG-13
Summary: She moved to the city from Iowa to go to college. Her mother didn't want her to go; she had seen that one Pauly Shore movie about the girl who leaves rural America for college and ends up, well, dating Pauly Shore a few too many times.

Because Resurrection Is Easier Than Finding A Date Through Villainmatch.com (7366 words)
Fandom: Dr Horribles Sing-Along Blog
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Billy decides that his perfect life isn't out of his grasp quite yet, and takes extraordinary measures to get back what he has lost.
For those of you interested in humming along, the first song is mostly sung to the tune of "My Eyes" (first song of Act II of DHSAB) and the second one to David Bowie's "China Girl," although the second one matches up to the music much better than the first.

Out of the Dark (1270 words)
Fandom: Dr Seuss - One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Rating: PG-13
Summary: They shouldn't have been in the park that night. It came from out of the dark, into their lives, into their hearts. The story of B., G. and Clark.
PG13 for implied violence to animals and purposeful discordance.

Reprise (5151 words)
Fandom: Enchanted
Rating: PG
Summary: Eleven years later, Giselle returns to Andalasia to find Edward under a spell and in need of her help.

I Believe In the Air I Breathe (11072 words)
Fandom: Fairy Tales (trad)
Rating: G
Summary: Once upon a time there was a prince who couldn't fall, and a princess who anchored him to the ground. This is their story. (An adaptation of The Light Princess by George MacDonald.)

How Does Your Garden Grow (1015 words)
Fandom: Fairy Tales (trad)
Rating: PG
Summary: Rapunzel's mother never agreed to this bargain.

Cloak and Dagger (1215 words)
Fandom: Fairy Tales (trad)
Rating: PG
Summary: He has decided that she is almost certainly running away from home. This explains the absurd cover story and equally improbable name.

Release (2975 words)
Fandom: Lois Lowry - The Giver
Rating: PG
Summary: A few days after Jonas leaves, the community tries to cope.

The Glowing Webs (1146 words)
Fandom: H G Wells - The Time Machine
Rating: PG
Summary: Instead of the Grey Men, the Time Traveller encounters a disembodied future for mankind.

Forging Fate (The Worlds Collide) (1385 words)
Fandom: Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Asriel has never believed in destiny.

What Should Come From a Quest (1983 words)
Fandom: J R R Tolkien - The Hobbit
Rating: G
Summary: On the return trip from the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo does some recollection, while Gandalf realizes what he had initially thought was new was nothing all that new at all.

As Close as Hands and Feet (4671 words)
Fandom: The Incredibles
Rating: PG
Summary: Big sisters are supposed to take care of their younger brothers.

When the Ground Falls Out from Underneath Your Feet (2220 words)
Fandom: Indiana Jones
Rating: PG
Summary: You left just when you were becoming interesting.

Rarely Told in Full (2108 words)
Fandom: Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events
Rating: PG-13
Summary: And if a woman you loved for years says, "I love you, but I can not be with you and I hope this two hundred page book I have sent with your engagement ring explains why,” you would likely look over the fact that she still loves you and instead focus on the fact that she is now married to another man and pregnant.

Friday Night (765 words)
Fandom: Love Actually
Rating: PG
Summary: It's six months after the events of the movie and Mark, Juliet, and Peter have a routine.

Someone You Love (2563 words)
Fandom: Love Actually
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Christmas is over, but Sarah finds that sometimes opportunity knocks twice.

As You Mean to Go On (3901 words)
Fandom: Love Actually
Rating: PG
Summary: What comes after.

An Arrow At Dawn (454 words)
Fandom: Mulan
Rating: PG
Summary: Shang's father may have warned him, but not even a captain can control the whims of his hearts.

this is not a chick flick (8092 words)
Fandom: Mythology - Greek and Roman
Rating: PG
Summary: In which Hades awkwardly tries to woo Persephone to his side, while the Olympian gods offer unhelpful advice and prove they know nothing about love.

Five Times Two-Bit Mathews Lifted Something (and One Time He Didn't) (1056 words)
Fandom: S E Hinton - The Outsiders
Rating: PG
Summary: You never know when it's the last time you'll see someone.

Paradise (1076 words)
Fandom: The Princess Bride (movie)
Rating: PG
Summary: Fezzik's idea of paradise involves counting words. Inigo's idea of paradise involves alcohol. Lots of it.

Ways Love Can Go (782 words)
Fandom: Rocky Horror Picture Show (musical or movie)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: They had never talked about what happened on the night of their engagement, but on her wedding night, Janet couldn't help but remember.

Hubris (Thermidor Blues) (1233 words)
Fandom: RPF - The French Revolution
Rating: PG
Summary: Robespierre always knew what was coming for him.

Irrational Acts (1640 words)
Fandom: RPF - Doctor Who (new series)
Rating: PG
Summary: David tells John he's leaving the show. They proceed to be dysfunctional about it.

Rosaline, At Rest (1551 words)
Fandom: Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Backstory for Rosaline, contemplations on Romeo

Someone to Watch Over Harold (854 words)
Fandom: Stranger than Fiction (movie)
Rating: R
Summary: Harold's watch is still on the job.

Proposals and Propositions (2129 words)
Fandom: Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan series
Rating: PG-13
Summary: One man's proposal is another man's proposition. (Byerly/Ivan)

Alone Time (1223 words)
Fandom: Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan series
Rating: PG
Summary: What's the best way to get Miles to leave a room? Cordelia/Aral, total fluff.

Firelight (1156 words)
Fandom: Lois McMaster Bujold - Vorkosigan series
Rating: PG
Summary: A Cordelia/Aral moment, shared by firelight.

All There Is And More (1340 words)
Fandom: Wall.E
Rating: G
Summary: Wall.E and EVE work on rebuilding Earth and on something else, too.

The Amazing Adventures of Hat Guy and the Girl Who Stole His Hat (1002 words)
Fandom: xkcd
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's not all fun and games, being an evil dude in an evil hat. Except, it kind of is.

I may have more recs in a few days, but for now I go to sleep.
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