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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2014-12-30 10:42 am

Sheer Madness

I will do my last two December meme posts... soon. Right now I am just trying to catch up on comments on the old ones. Meanwhile, I have barely dipped into the Yuletide archive (and probably won't before reveals), but I have read all of the Madness works that are over 100 words and up to 1000 words in fandoms I care about, so here are 20 recs for short Madness stories (and two sonnets, a sestina and a vid.)


  1. Sonnet for George Finch (111 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Himalayan Mountain Climbers RPF
    Rating: Not Rated
    Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Characters: George Finch (Himalayan Mountain Climbers RPF), George Mallory (Himalayan Mountain Climbers RPF)
    Additional Tags: Poetry, Sonnets, Canonical Character Death, Historical References, Yuletide
    Summary:

    What price glory?


  2. Aldonza (129 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Man of La Mancha - Wasserman/Darion/Leigh
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Aldonza (Man of La Mancha)
    Summary:

    Reprise.


  3. A Sestina for Awareness, or Six and a Half Stanzas for Five Lizards Fucking (in Space) (254 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: #GoGetThoseGeckos | Foton-M4 Mission
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Space Sex Geckos, John Oliver, Russian Scientists, The Twittersphere
    Additional Tags: Poetry, Sestina, fucklizards
    Summary:

    see title


  4. Agent of F.I.E.R.C.E. (105 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Black Widow (Comics)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Liho (Marvel) & Natasha Romanova
    Characters: Liho (Marvel)
    Additional Tags: Drabble, Yuletide Madness Drabble Invitational, Cats, Spies & Secret Agents, Humor, Fluff
    Series: Part 15 of Yuletide Drabble Invitational 2014
    Summary:

    "I have assessed the person of Natasha Romanova."


  5. @worstvampiremuse (143 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: @WorstMuse
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Vampire

  6. Uncommon Readers (232 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Unusual Dragon Hoards - iguanamouth
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Original Dragon Character(s)
    Summary:

    There are many treasures to be found in the Hoard of Random Scraps of Paper.


  7. N'kngr'th Day (365 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Peter Quill, Groot (Marvel), Rocket Raccoon, Gamora (Marvel), Drax the Destroyer
    Additional Tags: Friendship, OT5 Friendship, Found Family
    Summary:

    It was a day to celebrate, even if Peter was not entirely sure what it was they are celebrating.


  8. The Parable of the Pamphlet (400 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Brutha
    Summary:

    Brutha witnesses the beginnings of the Omnian pamphlet.


  9. Bring Out the Lady (441 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Chess (Board Game)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Queen (Chess), King (Chess)
    Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge
    Summary:

    The queen moves fast. The king can't keep up with her. There's a reason for that.


  10. Take Your Chances (533 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey
    Characters: Harriet Vane, Peter Wimsey
    Summary:

    Harriet is found guilty in the retrial. (An AU of Strong Poison.)


  11. A Traditional Romance (599 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Hot Fuzz (2007)
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Nicholas Angel/Danny Butterman
    Additional Tags: Traditions, Something Made Them Do It
    Summary:

    "Kissing Day," Nicholas repeated.


  12. They Do It with Oobleck (612 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Golden Age Of Magic - RPF
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Harry Kellar, John Nevil Maskelyne
    Summary:

    Harry Kellar and John Maskelyne go to a performance and ruin it for everyone.


  13. Carpe Diem, Delilah Dirk (644 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Delilah Dirk, Erdemoglu Selim
    Summary:

    Always a whirlwind, that one.


  14. And All the Sisters Virtuous (662 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Nebula (Marvel), Gamora (Marvel)
    Additional Tags: Misses Clause Challenge
    Summary:

    Gamora found her on the third moon of Jahqh.


  15. From One Professional To Another (727 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Black Books, Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Bernard Black, Manny Bianco, Crowley (Good Omens), Aziraphale
    Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Crossover
    Summary:

    Bernard and Manny receive some very strange nighttime visitors.


  16. Bisou, bisou (738 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Princess Bride (1987)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Fezzik/Inigo Montoya
    Characters: Fezzik (Princess Bride), Inigo Montoya
    Additional Tags: First Kiss, Fluff, Backstory
    Summary:

    "I've always liked kissing. I haven't had very much practice, though."


  17. Oscar's House (755 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Sesame Street (TV)
    Rating: Not Rated
    Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Characters: Oscar the Grouch, Kermit the Frog
    Additional Tags: Kidnapping, Homelessness
    Summary:

    The homeless are invisible on Sesame Street.


  18. Five Cups of Tea (762 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: Delilah Dirk, Erdemoglu Selim
    Summary:

    Enjoyed in various exotic (and not so exotic) locations around the globe.


  19. Muse Ex Machina (808 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: @WorstMuse
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Characters: The Worst Muse, Original Characters
    Additional Tags: Explicit Language
    Summary:

    "Summaries are fun," the muse cajoled. "But don't do something lame like just put in a synopsis or the first line of the story. Use some mystery. Use a quote instead from a famous author that approves of this story but in no way tells the reader what it's about."


  20. Amicitia (863 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth (2011), The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff, The Eagle | The Eagle of the Ninth - All Media Types
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Characters: Marcus Flavius Aquila, Esca Mac Cunoval
    Additional Tags: Post-Book, not-very-graphic injury described, Hurt/Comfort-ish
    Summary:

    Marcus and Esca, an injured leg, the middle of nowhere. Some things never change. Bookverse.


  21. Lady Vorkosigan's Manor (888 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Ekaterin Vorsoisson Vorkosigan/Miles Vorkosigan, Aral Vorkosigan/Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
    Characters: Ekaterin Vorsoisson Vorkosigan, Aral Vorkosigan
    Additional Tags: Interior Decorating, In-Laws, POV Female Character, Politics
    Summary:

    After the new Lady Vorkosigan's redecorations, Vorkosigan House has a green silk room.


  22. (the most literal form of) Expression and Understanding (891 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies)
    Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Drax the Destroyer & Gamora
    Characters: Drax the Destroyer, Peter Quill, Gamora (Marvel)
    Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Ableism, Sexist Language, Pre-Relationship
    Summary:

    Sometimes what seems to be the shallowest pool has the deepest secrets.


  23. Thanks For Ruining My Hockey Night In Ithaca (1000 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: The Iliad - Homer
    Rating: Mature
    Warnings: Underage
    Relationships: Achilles/Patroclus
    Characters: Achilles, Patroclus, Chiron, Agamemnon, Hector, Paris, Ajax the Greater, Odysseus, Briseis, Priam, Thetis
    Additional Tags: AU: Hockey
    Summary:

    It’s one of the biggest rivalries in the NHL; the Achaeans versus the Trojans and everyone expects this to go the full seven. Shade has been thrown at every level, from the GMs to the the players’ mothers to the backroom staff.

    The road to the cup has never run smooth.


  24. Registration Number 24601 (363 words) by Anonymous
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Top Gear (UK) RPF, Les Misérables - Schönberg/Boublil
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Richard Hammond/Oliver
    Characters: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Oliver (Top Gear UK)
    Additional Tags: Multimedia, Alternate Universe - Fusion, Alternate Universe - Crack, riona made me do it, Episode: s10e04 Top Gear (UK)
    Summary:

    For the crime of over-enunciating, Jeremy Valjeremy, was sentenced to 19 years hard labour presenting a consumer affairs programme called Old Top Gear...



Also, my Madness gift has got me thinking about vids again. And when I was clearing stuff out, I found an old mix CD from c. 2008 that was labelled "to vid". So let's play a fun game! Can you match the song to the fandom/pairing I wanted to vid it to in 2008?

1. A Weekend In the Country from A Little Night Music
2. All This Useless Beauty - June Tabor
3. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
4. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
5. Cabaret from Cabaret
6. Don't Need the Sunshine - Catatonia
7. Finale from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat
8. Hotel California - The Eagles
9. Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee
10. It's A Small World After All - The Sherman Brothers
11. Light Up My Room - Barenaked Ladies
12. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors
13. My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
14. Nine Inch Will Please A Lady - Robert Burns/Traditional
15 Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
16. Postcards from Mexico - Girlyman
17. Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
18. Sixteen Tons - Merle Travis/Traditional
19. Son of a Preacher Man - Pansy Division
20. The Band Played On - Guy Lombardo
21. The Way - Fastball
A. Doctor Who, All the Masters
B. Doctor Who, Doctor/Master
C. Doctor Who, Jack/Rose
D. Doctor Who, Peri and Five's regeneration
E. Doctor Who, Shalka!Doctor
F. Doctor Who, the DoctorDonna
G. Free Space (I don't remember)
H. Harry Potter, McGonagall the ladies of Hogwarts
I. Highlander, Joe/Methos
J. Pirates of the Caribbean:At World's End, Ensemble
K. Sherlock Holmes (RDJ version, but BBC would work), Everybody/Everybody
L. Superman Returns, Lois Lane
M. Supernatural, Dean
N. Supernatural/Bones, Dean/Temperance
O. The X-Files, Alex Krycek
P. The X-Files, Byers/Suzanne
Q. The X-Files, Mulder/Krycek
R. The X-Files, Mulder/Scully S9
S. The X-Files, Teena Mulder
T. Torchwood, Jack Harkness
U. Stargate : Atlantis, Ensemble


...We're not even going to talk about the other old CD I found, which is labeled just "TARDIS: The Musical". It starts with House Prydon singing "All That's Known" and features such gems as Delgado Master singing "If I Loved You" from Carousel and Nine singing "Everything's Comin' Up Roses." The real mystery, though, is: I made this mix CD no later than 2009, so WHY, after the big LotTL climax, did I decide to end it with the Master singing "Now that I'm A Woman, Everything Has Changed" from The Last Unicorn? Time travel?
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[personal profile] thatyourefuse 2014-12-30 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a strongish feeling that 2->R; and even if not, that's an amazing cover

(Also: 9->S.)
Edited 2014-12-30 16:52 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fenellaevangela 2014-12-30 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I couldn't say for most of these, but were you the person who wanted to make a Jack Harkness vid to "Son of a Preacher Man"? Because I know someone was talking about that, at one point!
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[personal profile] fenellaevangela 2014-12-30 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I honestly don't recall! Although I may be mixing it up with that "Papa Don't Preach" vid? I don't think so, but now I'm wondering . . .
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[personal profile] fenellaevangela 2014-12-30 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, hmm. I know that song gets bandied around in SPN fandom a lot. Is it Dean?
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[personal profile] fenellaevangela 2014-12-30 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I think so, yes! I don't suppose you think you'll try your hand at any of these vids-that-almost-were? I find vidding takes more time than I have, these days, but I greedily want other people to keep making them :-P
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[personal profile] cahn 2014-12-30 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I honestly have no idea what "Weekend in the Country" and "Black Velvet" go to on that list, but I want to know!