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March Mini-Moon Index Post!

Thank you so much to everyone who's posted, shared, or followed along with the Unofficial March Mini-Moon! Below the cut I've compiled links to everything that's been posted to the LJ and/or DW communities for the challenge so far. Don't let that stop you from posting more material if you end up creating something else for the challenge later, though! And remember, there is a Half A Moon collection on Archive of Our Own where you can add your works if you like.

All told, you-all have made 31 different contributions to halfamoon in an incredible array of fandoms during this challenge. (I don't know what some of these even are!) So, give yourselves a hand, and have a look below to check out everyone's hard work.

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See you all next February on the real Moon!

Since there are still posts coming in for Mini-Moon today (yay!), I'll wait until tomorrow to do a wrap-up post of the week's content. Thank you so much to everyone who's been participating! <3

Mini-Moon Day 7: Generations

And here we are on the final prompt of the challenge, reflecting on the questions of legacy. Have we learned from those who came before us? Have we done right by those who will follow? Was there a reason our mom was always so weird about that one thing? Today's theme is Generations. Tomorrow, March 8, is International Women's Day and the Jessica Jones season 2 launch. Please celebrate responsibly.

Day 1: "War and Peace" | Day 2: "Politics" | Day 3: "Time and Space"
Day 4: "Arts and Letters" | Day 5: "Borders" | Day 6: "Sickness and Health"

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Fic Recs What Else

I have just three recs for the theme "Sickness and Health," all for The X-Files, all set during or just after the cancer arc. (I know hurt/comfort is a hugely popular genre, but I rarely read it.)

I need to be upfront about this: I don't like most hurt/comfort stories. Unless the illness/injury is canon, it feels contrived, created to further the romance between the chosen pairing. Cancer fic has a different strike against it. I'm an RN who spent most of my career taking care of cancer patients, and frankly, most writers get it wrong—including the scriptwriters.

However, there is one story which I can recommend without reservation: "Isometry" by syntax6. She gets the details of Scully's illness right, she gets the characterizations right, she even creates a credible romance for Mulder and Scully. The story slots perfectly into canon, apart from the romance, of course. *g* After you've finished it, I recommend reading everything else by her. Most of her work is not archived at Gossamer so I've linked to her website.

Isometry by syntax6
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: none
Spoilers: Through Redux II
Characters/Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Summary: The story of a man, a woman and their lucky pickle. Season 4 cancer era. Rated NC-17.

I found two other stories I enjoyed. The first is a sweet vignette by denynothing1, set between season five episodes "Redux II" and "Detour." She's a fine writer, and all of her fic is at Gossamer, although it might be under a different name. Try searching by title rather than author.

Still Life with Implant (1773 words) by denynothing1
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Additional Tags: Developing Relationship

Adjusting to life in remission.

My last rec is a series of missing scenes for "Redux II." The link is to Fialka's website but they are also at Gossamer if you prefer plain text. Everything she's written is excellent.

The Trade by Fialka
Rated: PG | 9K | Category VA | Archived 00-06-19
Spoilers: Redux II
Summary: So how did they figure out Scully was in remission?

As an aside, this set of recs, plus one about Samantha Mulder that doesn't fit the theme, was originally posted at Tumblr for 201daysofxfiles.

Mini-Moon Day 6: Sickness and Health

Day 6 already! I'm feeling a little winded, I don't know about anybody else. Good day to go get patched up, vaccinated, sequenced, analyzed, poked and prodded. Today's theme: Sickness and Health.

Day 1: "War and Peace" | Day 2: "Politics" | Day 3: "Time and Space" | Day 4: "Arts and Letters" | Day 5: "Borders"

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Multifandom Fic Recs, Day Four

Sorry about being late with these. I kind of ran out of steam with the cross-posting yesterday.

Two recs immediately came to mind for yesterday's theme, Arts and Letters. One is for The X-Files, one for Star Trek: AOS.

The first is a cute fic by Livia Balaban about Scully hiding a new hobby from Mulder. Balaban's site is gone so it is only available through the Internet Archive now. My favorite fic of hers is about Mulder writing fanfic for an imaginary scifi show. Fits the theme, but not right for this challenge. Anyway, you should check it out, too. Her name links to her Waybacked site. She's a wonderful writer and I rarely see her work mentioned anymore.

The God of Your Whims by Livia Balaban
Rated light R(language and some nookie) = S, A, H, heaps of MSR
Spoilers: general spoilers through S6
Summary: Mulder makes some big decisions when he discovers Scully's deceit.

There are also two short, shippy sequels.

I am thrilled to have an opportunity to rec this story by Tassoss as it is a favorite. It's a beautifully written backstory for Uhura, which was originally written for halfamoon 2010.

Sing Me the Ages (6122 words) by Tassos
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Spock/Nyota Uhura
Characters: Nyota Uhura
Additional Tags: Female Character of Color, Character of Color, Community: halfamoon, Starfleet Academy, Character Study, Podfic Available

Nyota Uhura fell in love with music, poetry, and language all at the same time.

Since I could only think of two stories off the top of my head, I decided put on my thinking cap to see if I could come up with a character or two who is an artist or a writer. Success! Little Women is a childhood favorite. Jo March is an aspiring writer. These stories end with Jo/Laurie because that's the pairing my ten-year-old heart shipped.

and we are full of stories to be told (3533 words) by icannotlivewithoutmysoul
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Theodore Laurence/Josephine March
Characters: Theodore Laurence, Josephine March

She needs him now more than ever, her best, closest friend; but must do without him because he had the poor sense to go and fall in love with her.

A Different Road (6832 words) by Loligo
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Little Women
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jo/Laurie
Characters: Jo March, Theodore
Additional Tags: Yuletide

For everyone who ever wished for a different happy ending.

Mini-Moon Day 5: Borders

Borders between countries, between species, between life and death. The borders that enclose your world, or the borders of your field that you smashed with your latest experiment. Today's theme can be taken in a very fantastical direction -- or a very timely one.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

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bundle of recs for day 4

A few recs for today's theme, all from various Yuletides.

Fixed, by hangingfire. Bigend Trilogy (Gibson), general audiences. "London is being finished," she says. "Like the Lower East Side in New York. Finished and polished, all the seams and patches painted over, and god help you if you can't afford to stay in the place you helped to keep alive."

Going Dark, by killer_quean and ruby_powell. Slings & Arrows, rated Teen. An epistolary account of Maria's experiences rehearsing the new work DIEFENBAKER! A Canadian Musical by Darren Nichols and Richard Smith-Jones. Featuring Anna/Maria friendship, and Darren/Richard catastrophe.

Transcendence, by chibideath. Lucifer (comic), general audiences. The connection to the theme is a little more abstract with this one, but this is a story of Elaine Belloc in the role of the ultimate Creator, determined to be creative in working out how the next chapter of the universe will be told.


Fic, Arrowverse, Nyssa Al Ghul

Title: Outline

Fandom: Arrow

Summary: After the end of the League, Nyssa tries to learn how to live like others do. Some things come easy, but some things don't. AKA, The first time Nyssa's with a woman after Sara, with a side of Nyssa being a pretty awesome neighbor. Also written for the Trope Bingo square "Pining."

Pairings: Nyssa/OFC, past Nyssa/Sara

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/13871118

Mini-Moon Day 4: Arts and Letters

Creativity is an essential part of life, but creative women are often as underrepresented and disrespected in fiction as they have been in many a history book. This is for the musician, the playwright, the novelist, the actress, the game designer, or the dedicated Starfleet officer who copes with the stress of her job by escaping to her Sherlock Holmes stories on the holodeck. It's for the journalist and essayist, the stand-up comic, the ad writer, the letter-writer, the artistic dissident. Let's hear what they have to say.

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

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