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October 1, 2022 4:14 PM   Subscribe

The 2022 Yuletide fanfic exchange starts soon, and fans are recommending their fandoms for you to check out. Yuletide celebrates fandoms that have relatively little fanfic on the major fanfic platforms. This fandom promo post has tons of comments recommending songs, video games, films, books, ads, poems, visual novels, and other work, old and new, along with content notes and "where to find it" advice. "Share what makes your Yuletide fandoms the shiniest and why you love them."
posted by brainwane (10 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I love fandom for the let's get together and share love about this highly specific thing amongst all the things, and the desire to share little bits or big bits of creative thoughts for others. Sometimes things go sideways or worse in groups of very human people who share one specific like in common, but these things make me smile.
posted by AlexiaSky at 4:54 PM on October 1, 2022 [1 favorite]

I’ve been a MeFi regular for well over 10 years (!), but somehow this is the first time I’ve encountered this. I am amazed and delighted, and seriously tempted to try my hand at a Motocrossed fanfic.

What a wild time to be alive :)
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:35 PM on October 1, 2022 [2 favorites]

Hadn't seen that Wilkinson Sword Razor commercial; now imagining the discussion on Nextdoor.

AidennKadensMama06: god i wish the svensons would get marriage counseling
playingChakaKhanveryloudly: I heard this insanity was the counsellor's idea
buyamerican1781: we hit traffic on the bridge! who won this week?
arrozconpervo: Someone's going to lose an eye
TheMustardKingofChi: or a spleen -- can we ban them from the roof at least
sokkkerpapa88: yea u know they're driving up the building fee$
newhandlewhodis14: But I thought they were brother and sister?!?
posted by Iris Gambol at 10:38 AM on October 2, 2022 [1 favorite]

By coincidence I found out yesterday that Tasmyn Muir, author of one of my fave books recently (well the whole Locked Tomb series) wrote a story about the Care Bears doing BDSM for this Yuletide thing like a decade ago, called “Slave Bear of Care-a-Lot”. lol. lmao.
posted by thedaniel at 11:26 PM on October 2, 2022

Yuletide is always fun. I'm considering participating again (I last signed up the first year of the pandemic and had to default), and have nominated three poems by ghosts from the Tang Dynasty. (At the risk of self-linking, my blurbs for these are on page 9 of that promo post. Poems by ancient Chinese ghosts are wild stuff, and it was hard to pick just three.)
posted by Quasirandom at 9:09 AM on October 3, 2022

The tag set of fandoms that will be available to request and offer has been finalized and is now available to browse! Also, sign ups will likely be opening in the next day or two.

Top 10 Fandoms by Nominations:
A League of Their Own (TV 2022): 15
Scholomance - Naomi Novik: 14
The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner: 13
Do Revenge (2022): 11
Yellowjackets (TV): 10
Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022): 9
Severance (TV): 9
AI: The Somnium Files (Video Games): 9
琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire (TV): 8
October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire: 8
posted by yasaman at 9:38 AM on October 13, 2022

yasaman: yes!! I hope at least one of the Everything Everywhere All At Once fics does something super audacious with narrative structure -- actually I have the same hope for Severance fic. Looking forward to more fic for 17776, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Baby-Sitters Club, my spouse's novels Constellation Games and Situation Normal, Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver, Isaac Asimov's Robots series, and Rosemary Kirstein's Steerswoman series, among others of course! Any fandoms you're particularly looking forward to reading, especially new ones?

Discussion of the Wilkinson Sword commercial.

The promo post alerted me to "SoftBank's Next 30-Year Vision (2010 corporate PDF)" which is the most.... the most businessy? slide deck I have ever seen.

Some recommendations I enjoy in the promo post:

China Mountain Zhang: His trials and tribulations are things like "the boss wants you to go on a date with his daughter, and you have to tank it, but not so badly that you get fired"

the westing game ran so that knives out could also run.

On Grand Designs: One of my friends nicknamed the show "Measure Once Cut Twice", which pretty much sums up the usual sorts of troubles people bring upon themselves. There are at least two or three cases of massive hubris, one of which occurs in the 2019 season in spectacular fashion, and the other involves a gentleman that I refer to as "batshit Irish castle man". If you know you know.

I'm also intrigued by Charles Henry Higgensworth III (Amazon.com Reviews): a series of reviews written on amazon.com within the span of a year, about 20 years ago.
posted by brainwane at 10:25 AM on October 13, 2022

You mean aside from my own nominations? I admit to being intrigued by the possibilities of Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" and the Old English poem "Wulf and Eadwacer".

And of course, our next iteration of delectable Murderbot fics.
posted by Quasirandom at 2:04 PM on October 14, 2022

Yuletide signups are now open and close at 9pm UTC on Saturday, 22 October.

The frequently updated signups summary (showing us the balances of offered and requested fandoms) indicates that -- as of right now -- it would be a lovely thing for someone to sign up and offer to write fanfic for A Suitable Boy, China Mountain Zhang, Ambush Bug, Constellation Games, and/or "John Barleycorn (Traditional Ballad)".

Some other fandoms I'm looking forward to: Avenue 5, Columbo, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Grand Designs, Seinfeld, Double Indemnity, Galaxy Quest, Gosford Park, Groundhog Day, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Lagaan, The Lost City, Pleasantville, The Producers, Ruthless People, Twister, The Women (1939), and the game Dwarf Fortress.
posted by brainwane at 2:01 PM on October 19, 2022 [1 favorite]

There are indeed two offers to write John Barleycorn, as of now.
posted by Quasirandom at 3:07 PM on October 19, 2022

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