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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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Three Harry Potter fanworks here, on which I was partially-to-totally involved!

Firstly...The Lee Jordan Show (13 words) by eosrose, Laliandra, croissantkatie, vassalady, jelazakazone, primeideal, kalakirya, thriceandonce, silly_cleo, citrusjava
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lee Jordan, Ginny Weasley, Original Female Character(s), Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Podfic, Community: pod-together, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming, Audio Format: M4B, Podfic Length: 30-45 Minutes, Radio
Summary: Welcome to the Lee Jordan show on the Wizarding Wireless Network, the best show for news, interviews, sports coverage, and entertainment on air! Tune in now!
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It's a forty-minute podfic from Lee Jordan's show--he's one of my favorites, so it was a pleasure to get to write the song lyrics that appear as between-segment transitions. :) The music turned out really well!

First Drafts of the Quick-Quotes Quill (1136 words) by primeideal, magicranberries
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fabian Prewett, Gideon Prewett
Additional Tags: Documentation, First Order, Podfic, Community: pod-together, Audio Format: MP3, Audio Format: Streaming, Humor, Magical Artifacts, Audio Format: M4B
Summary: Fred and George weren't the only pair of inventors in their family. They weren't even the first to experiment in wartime.
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I like "documentation" fic, imagining the actual contents of some famous--or in this case, infamous--fictional documents. So it was very cool to find something like that which worked for the podfic format, too!

And finally, The Fic That Ate My Brain. Written for the "Summer of Slaves" fest at HP Owned...

Ingenious Virtue (1169 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 2/27
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Percy Weasley/Oliver Wood
Characters: Percy Weasley, Oliver Wood, Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Minor character ensemble
Additional Tags: Gladiators, Alternate Universe - Gladiators, Alternate Universe - Slavery
Summary:

Consigned from the life of a slave to fighting in vicious bloodsports, Percy Weasley has no idea what lies in wait. Everything from a surprising family reunion to a mysterious old book brings a change from the normal routines of slavery, but perhaps it's Oliver Wood who has the most to teach him about life, death, and everything in between.

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I wasn't immediately into the premise of slavery-themed fic (and actually still don't get most of the subgenre, but that's another story). However, when I tried to imagine how a gladiatorial plot would work out with some of the characters I'm into....well it ate my brain. It'll update weekly on Ao3 and FFN, for a total of, um, 45k words. (Original link is here.)

Also, the Wikipedia research on this was addictive.

So, there's that. If I find time, because I'm procrastinating, I might write up some other random stuff or link to other stuff I've done offsite in the coming days, from lurking other journals I guess there's an interest in more fannish blogging? But my fannish interests change so quickly (I've really fallen hard for all continuities of "Battle Royale," of all things, which I don't think this journal has properly appreciated yet) that I'm not sure there's any kind of an audience, heh.
primeideal: Lee Jordan in a Gryffindor scarf (Harry Potter) (Lee Jordan)
Red And Black (1039 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Marius Pontmercy
Additional Tags: Community: makinghugospin, what is this I don't even, Crack, Card Games
Summary: Kinkmeme prompt: Marius Playing Solitaire.




Elementary (9769 words) by primeideal
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Neville Longbottom/Ginny Weasley
Characters: Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Magical Artifacts, Community: hprarefest
Summary: Ginny's 21st birthday was supposed to be an easygoing day with her new date, Neville. But when his gift to her turns out to be cursed, it seems like the universe itself is conspiring against them. Will fate push them apart, or can their love survive the tests of the many times they find themselves flung into?


And also a morbid HP fic out in the wilds of anonymity.

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