thistlerose: (Default)
Things You Can't Do In A Library
with commentary

Fandom: HP
Rating: PG
Ship: Harry/Ginny
Summary: Harry needs something to take his mind of Horcruxes and the half-blood prince. Ginny, he decides, needs a distraction from studying.
A/N: This is for [livejournal.com profile] deena_s. The original can be found here, at [livejournal.com profile] catchmysnitch.

It was the reaction to this fic - which thrilled me no end - that made me wonder if fandom was starting to see me as primarily a Ginny/Harry writer... )
thistlerose: (magic)
My Heroine Pretend
with commentary

Fandom: HP
Ship: Neville/Luna
Rating: PG
Summary: Neville and Luna think they've found a real Wazrel - at last!
A/N: [livejournal.com profile] gehayi requested commentary on this story. The original is here.


Neville and Luna are in Prague. )
thistlerose: (puppylove)
Long Not For the Dawn

Fandom: HP
Rating: R
Ship: Sirius/Remus
Summary: After everyone else has gone to bed, Sirius and Remus have a private gift exchange.
A/N: So many thank yous to my wonderful beta readers, [livejournal.com profile] mellafe and [livejournal.com profile] semielliptical. I know it's a little after the fact, but I hope you had a wonderful holiday, [livejournal.com profile] krabapple! Posted at [livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts. Approx. 1,900 words.


"The jacks have dirty mouths."
thistlerose: (written)
Copied from [livejournal.com profile] tarie.


Favourite story this year: Mirror, I think. Definitely my favorite kiss. Best banter, too. It was so much fun to write, and all the elements turned out exactly the way I wanted them to. Go me.

My best story this year: And You, My Wayward Girl. Oh, Luna. Oh, Neville. Oh, Italy. I really struggled with this one, but I'm very pleased with the results.

Most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion: I thought that more people would like River from the Sea. Maybe the fandom was too obscure. Or maybe it wasn't that good. Heh. More people helped me work out the plot points of Since SOME of Us Have No Place to Go than read it, and I rather liked that one.

Most fun story: Accidents Happen. HEE. Confession: I sometimes reread my own stories for pleasure. This one still makes me laugh.

Sexiest story: I don't know. Maybe Every Victory Has a Taste That's Bittersweet because James + Lily + shower = hotness?

"Holy crap, that's wrong, even for you" story: And Your Enemies Closer, just because it involved Draco in a prominent role.

Story that shifted my own perceptions of the characters: This Extra Few Feet in My Bed. I broke up my OTP, and I had to do it in a way that made sense to me and didn't turn either character into a villain. I think it worked.

Hardest story to do: Chances Are. It's a four-fandom crossover that tied my brain in knots. In a good way, though. I still wish I'd thrown Sirius and Remus into the mix.

Biggest disappointment: My Heroine Pretend. Not because it turned out badly but because I posted the first half in June, and I still haven't finished it. Bad Thistle.

Biggest surprise: Pieces of You. Eyebrow porn, guys? Seriously? :P

Most telling story: Hose. Right there, that's me defending Sirius.

A story I want remembered: If a Lie May Do Thee Grace. If only because it's about my Phineas.
thistlerose: (puppylove)
Four Imagined Decembers

Fandom: HP
Rating: R
Ship: Remus/Sirius
Summary: AU. Remus was born a wizard, but because he's also a werewolf, he's not allowed to attend Hogwarts. He and Sirius will just have to meet some other way!
A/N: Many thanks to my awesome squad of beta readers: [livejournal.com profile] krabapple, [livejournal.com profile] aberforths_rug, and [livejournal.com profile] semielliptical. Approx. 2,800 words. For [livejournal.com profile] rian219. Happy Holidays! The link goes to [livejournal.com profile] rs_small_gifts.


Black turned to Remus and held out his hand. "Hullo, I'm Sirius."
thistlerose: (Willow)
the love of a taciturn man

Fandom: Buffy
Rating: PG
Ship: Willow/Oz
Summary: Flannel pajamas, apple sauce, and kisslets.
A/N: 330 words. The title is silly, but it's a line from S3 that makes me giggle every time I hear it. Not much to do with Hanukkah except that it's set on Christmas Eve (during "Amends," in fact) and the two holidays often overlap.

'Bad, naughty clothes.' )


And that concludes this year's series of Hanukkah drabbles! If you missed any, you can find them here. There's Firefly, Rent, Gundam Wing, Queer as Folk, Grey's Anatomy, Harry Potter, and The West Wing. This is Thistle reminding you to keep those candles lit, those dreidels spinning, and those latkes coming. Shalom! *collapses*
thistlerose: (NYC/seasonal)
All Around the Town

Fandom: Rent
Rating: PG
Ships: established Roger/Mimi. Anything else is up to your imagination.
Summary: Mimi and Mark go looking for Roger's Christmas present.
A/N: This is for [livejournal.com profile] moonlight69 and everyone else I depressed with my last Rent fic. It's about 700 words, set a year after the end of the show. No one dies. Promise.

Mimi flits all over Manhattan and Mark follows like an obedient puppy. )
thistlerose: (seasonal)
Miracles

Fandom: Firefly
Rating: G
Ship: none
Summary: Shepherd Book takes River to see an old friend and things almost go perfectly.
A/N: Hanukkah drabble #7! 400 words. This one didn't turn out quite the way I'd hoped, but I kind of like it. River is like Luna. I love both girls, love the way they baffle everyone around them, but I can't get into their heads. So I got into Book's, a little. Not happy with the title, but it's just a drabble.

The outing had been a good idea, Shepherd Book thought, watching River out of the corner of his eye. )
thistlerose: (seasonal)
when we cry out they've not died in vain

Fandom: Rent
Rating: PG
Ships: none
Summary: Mark and his friends have a new, solemn tradition.
A/N: Hanukkah drabble #6. No, it's not the crossover I was mumbling about yesterday. This is set some years after the show and it's 175 words.

Mark lit the first four candles. )
thistlerose: (hope)
To Remind Us of Days Long Ago

Fandom: Gundam Wing
Rating: PG
Ship: Trowa/Quatre
Summary: Trowa hopes that honoring a family tradition will restore lost memories.
A/N: Hanukkah drabble #5! Approx. 430 words.

'I just keep thinking, maybe if I look long enough and don’t think of anything else, it’ll come back to me.' )
thistlerose: (seasonal)
Ulterior Motives

Fandom: Queer as Folk (US)
Rating: G
Ship: established Melanie/Lindsay, otherwise shipless
Summary: Melanie and Lindsay love Michael's company, but that's not the only reason they invited him to dinner.
A/N: Hanukkah drabble #4! This one is set after the end of the series, and it's approx. 280 words.

'We love you. I don't see why we can't enjoy your company as well as your--' )
thistlerose: (random fandom)
Traditions

Fandom: Grey's Anatomy
Rating: PG
Ship: Cristina/Burke
Summary: Tradition is important to Cristina. For about two minutes a year.
A/N: Hanukkah drabble #3. Approx. 220 words. This one is for [livejournal.com profile] lady_sarai.

'Cute, bordering on odd.' )
thistlerose: (seasonal)
The Dreidel Code

Fandom: HP
Ships: none
Rating: G
Summary: It could have fallen into worse hands, Anthony Goldstein supposes.
A/N: Part two of the Hanukkah drabbles. Approx. 350 words. Sorry about the title.

'I've almost got it,' she said breathlessly. )
thistlerose: (seasonal)
One For Each Night

Fandom: The West Wing
Rating: PG
Ship: Josh/Donna
Summary: Donna gets what she wants for Hanukkah...slowly.
A/N: Okay, I'm trying this again. One drabble for every night of Hanukkah, each in a different fandom. This is set after the end of the series, and if you've gotten this far in the header, you know the only spoiler. 290 words.

'Bad boyfriend.' )
thistlerose: (HP women kick ass)
Starlight, Strawberries, Stories, and Nargles

Fandom: HP
Rating: PG
Ship: Ginny/Luna
Summary: Ginny keeps Luna company while she guards the student body from Nargles.
A/N: Proofread by me, so all mistakes are my fault. Approx. 2,000 words. This began as a snippet of dialogue and just sort of grew. I rather like it, plotless as it is. Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] hp_girlslash.

'I’m looking for Nargles,' Luna said matter-of-factly. 'No one inspected this mistletoe.' )
thistlerose: (BtVS: Cordelia)
Since SOME Of Us Have No Place To Go

Fandom: Angel: the series
Rating: PG
Ship: allusions to past Angel/Buffy, otherwise ship-free
Summary: Cordelia spreads holiday cheer. And expects to be reimbursed, naturally.
A/N: Proofread by [livejournal.com profile] reposoir. Thanks so much! Set sometime during the second half of season one. Approx. 1,600 words. Written for [livejournal.com profile] humbuggery's first holiday challenge. (The link will take you to the community.)

"Yeesh, don't you have less important people to rescue?"
thistlerose: (sea/setting sun)
Florian and Zara

Fandom: Lloyd Alexander's Westmark trilogy
Characters: Florian and Zara
Rating: same as the books (young adult)
A/N: I finished re-reading this trilogy today. This imagined argument is set during "The Beggar Queen," shortly before Florian leaves Regia. I know that the title is lame, but since it's probably the only Westmark ficlet I'm going to write, I'm not concerned. As far as ships go, Zara's love for Florian comes straight from canon. His feelings are ambiguous. Imagine whatever you like. Approx. 480 words.

'I don't trust Justin.' )
thistlerose: (HP women kick ass)
Negotiations

Fandom: HP
Rating: PG (language)
Characters: Ginny and Percy
Summary: Ginny's not feeling particularly forgiving, but that doesn't seem to be what Percy's here for.
A/N: Approx. 1,400 words. Several months late for [livejournal.com profile] omniocular's July challenge. I like Percy a lot, but I think he ought to jump through some hoops before he's welcomed back. Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] weasleyworship and [livejournal.com profile] thistlefics.

Not that she'd wanted to talk to him, she told herself. Harangue and berate, yes. Talk, no. Maybe it was best for both of them that he'd scarpered.
thistlerose: (flowers)
Things You Can't Do in a Library

Fandom: HP
Ship: Harry/Ginny
Summary: Harry needs a distraction from Horcruxes and the half-blood prince. Ginny, he decides, needs a distraction from studying.
A/N: Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deena_s and [livejournal.com profile] iulia_linnea, my wonderful beta readers. This story was written for the first challenge at [livejournal.com profile] catchmysnitch, so that's where the link will take you. Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] harry_and_ginny and [livejournal.com profile] thistlefics. Approx. 1,800 words.

Dean Thomas was scowling at him again, so Harry pushed himself out of his chair and told Ron, in a louder voice than was strictly necessary, that he was going to find Ginny.
thistlerose: (Harry Potter)
Accidents Happen

Fandom: HP
Rating: PG
Characters/Ships: Harry, Voldemort, and others, with just a little Harry/Ginny
Summary: Trelawney's first prophecy is complete tosh, and when Voldemort is finally killed, it's not by Harry. Not even by a Gryffindor.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] omniocular's AU Extravaganza. The link will take you to that comm. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] aberforths_rug for the swift proofread. 1,560 words. This was fun to write.

( Harry had come to a dead end. )

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