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Another Yuletide in the books...and movies and plays and videogames and Other Media... ;)

I got assigned to write fic based on the hilarious Font Conference CollegeHumor video. Among other things, this made me aware of the existence of the sequel, Font Fight, and my recipient's prompts inspired me to write a fix-it fic for Helvetica and other character "deaths." Full disclosure; I usually use Windows, and am not very familiar with Helvetica, but that didn't stop me.

Of course, no Font fic would be complete without actual fonts, so I got to learn some Ao3 skin tricks to display as many different fonts in-text as I could!


Font of Every Blessing (3258 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Font Conference
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Times New Roman/Wingdings
Characters: Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Wingdings, Helvética
Additional Tags: fonts, Character Death Fix, Show Creator's Style for Full Effect, Yuletide 2013
Summary: Between rumors that Helvetica's been resurrected, and attempting to communicate with Wingdings, there's lots to keep Times New Roman busy. Fortunately, Comic Sans is always ready to save the day.

When the nominations came in, I saw several fandoms that, while not requested by the same people, seemed to work well together. Along with the Font Conference, there was Printing and Typesetting (anthropomorfic), (horror) Windows 95 Tips, and Minesweeper, where I'd already written about the adventures of sisters Timer and Mines Remaining. It all boiled over into a big crossover, which included wizards, pangrams, and me learning more about getting ASCII characters to display in HTML so that all of Wingdings' "dialogue"--such as it is--would come through.

Wing-ding-dings, or, The Fox (7454 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Font Conference, Printing and Typesetting (Anthropomorfic), Windows 95 Tips, Minesweeper
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Comic Sans, Wingdings, Mines Remaining, Lazy Dog, Timer
Additional Tags: Multiple Crossovers, Quests, fonts, Yuletide 2013
Summary: When the Quick Brown Fox is abducted by agents of the nefarious Windows 95, it's up to superhero Comic Sans--and his sidekick Wingdings--to brave the pitfalls of the minefield and reunite the fox with his faithful companion, the Lazy Dog.

I've had "Chess" (the musical) on my mind on and off for a while; specifically, the 2008 version of Leonid Viigand. I was glad to have an excuse to write more about him for Yuletide, and, as usual with me, shoehorn everything into my contrived chronology because I care more about matching the timing of RL chess tournaments than I should. Oh well.

Bit by Bit (4101 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chess - Rice/Ulvaeus/Andersson
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Leonid Viigand
Additional Tags: 5+1 Things, 2008 concert version, The fifth thing is the AU, Yuletide Treat, Yuletide 2013
Summary: Five cities Leonid Viigand was moved to (and one he wasn't).

Here's to a storied new year!
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I tend not to crosspost all my fic here, it's mostly on Ao3, but I wanted to make a post for two of the projects I've been working on in the last couple months. First, a Les Mis fic, incorporating an RL republican of the 1832 era (and, coincidentally, important mathematician):

Cosets (After the Letters) (13729 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo, 19th Century CE France RPF, Arts & Sciences RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Combeferre/Évariste Galois
Characters: Combeferre (Les Misérables), Évariste Galois
Additional Tags: Community: makinghugospin, epistolary in parts, Mathematics, Algebra, Bad Puns, basically as many math puns as I could fit in, As canon-compliant as I could make it
Summary:

Love, revolution, and abstract algebra: 1830-1832.

As I explain in the authors' notes, :I had prompted Galois fic within a week or so of finding the kinkmeme, so I think this is in part the story I've wanted since last February...I just had to get off my butt and write it myself."

Also in the musical-theater realm comes a project that might not really fit on Ao3, it's just floating in the Google Docs cloud. Months ago on Tumblr, a "Chess" fan asked What if Freddie was Florence's brother, and shared her Hungarian-refugee backstory? At first it didn't seem plausible, but then I found myself asking, well, how would that work...

So, this explains a little more of the background and my thought processes, while this is the Frigyes Vassy AU itself.

Like I said, I have a lot of different projects bubbling...this is just for my own recordkeeping on dreamwidth. :)

primeideal: Wooden chessboard. Text: "You may see all kinds of human emotion here. I see nothing other than a simple board game." (chess musical)
 Crossposted where it'll be most relevant, but I've finally started posting the Chess musical fic (snarky Arbiter poetry!) that I mostly wrote...like eight months ago. :/ On Ao3 and FFN.

Also, I am thinking about maybe getting into rounding out my icon collection with some homemade text icons or animations? Which...seems bizarre because of my utter lack of artistic skills, but I can do text...?

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