I squeed -and trust me, given the awesome quality of what I got it was remarkably self-restrained
squee- over my Yuletide gifts here
In alphabetical order...
The absolutely stunning Cleopatra's Needle
was written by fuschia
. It wasn't only an awesome Yuletide gift to get, and way above what I had any right to expect: it pretty much blew the limits of what I had ever seen it done within that fandom, and imagery-wise, it's one of the most beautiful fics I've ever read, period. Ennui
, which is a *very* precise and insightful Poirot story, even if -specially as- nothing much happens, was written by tigerbright
as a stocking stuffer. I can't thank her enough; as far as I'm concerned, that's but another
of the reasons why she rocks.
Last but not least, The Seventh Wave
is... You see, much as I liked a of the visuals of the Aeon Flux
movie, the so-called "science" was so bad that it jarred me as I watched it. But st_aurafina
fixes everything in a way that works
. I might be biased because it's written so wonderfully and humanly, with an eye to details the movie skipped over, but it works for me. This is poetic fic, magic fic, and it's even source-fixing fic. What more can anybody ask for?