damkianna: A cap of Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. (Will you go penguin sledding with me?)
As it turns out, the lovely and super-speedy pinch hitter who wrote my delightful Jyn/Leia gift Everything Comes Back to You was [archiveofourown.org profile] FreshBrains! My joy on seeing it appear and present-shaking was indescribable, and I'm so lucky they were able to pick me up. :D

As for me, I offered Original Works on a whim and may have panicked a tiny bit upon realizing I'd matched on it ... but panic turned out to be a productive feeling, and I ended up writing:

i have named you queen (listen) (19713 words)
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Princess/Princess
Additional Tags: Political Alliances, Marriage of Convenience, Cultural Differences, Miscommunication
Summary: Grandmother ruled Gir Niajra, and always had. Jummai felt certain this was so, mostly because it was impossible to imagine otherwise: anyone, anyone at all, seated so comfortably on that great golden throne except Grandmother? Anyone who could look or speak with such authority, to whom so many great and worthy people bowed down? No—only Grandmother. It had always been Grandmother, and it always would be.

Then Grandmother died; and there was a war.

[archiveofourown.org profile] chasing_givenchy asked for non-Western princesses and mentioned a) approaching arranged/political marriage with pragmatism, b) characters in situations they aren't entirely prepared for, and c) worldbuilding, machinations, and scheming. And while the practical side of my brain was going OH GOD WHAT DO WE DOOOOOO, my id was all *________*!

And then I ended up writing two treats, because of course I did, in Sinbad (TV) and Babylon 5: Legend of the Rangers. )

I totally did not manage to read all the things, but I read a bunch of them and enjoyed them hugely, and am looking forward to this exchange running again! Which the mods say it will. :D
damkianna: A cap of the Korra cosplay pro-bending fan from The Legend of Korra. (The Fire Ferrets!)
I was so busy last weekend that a story reveals post, let alone a pre-reveals gift-shaking squee post, totally slipped my mind! I went out as a pinch hit not once but twice, and am thus twice as grateful to whichever amazing pinch-hitter managed to write me my lovely, lovely gift:

Everything Comes Back to You (6008 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jyn Erso/Leia Organa, Jyn Erso & Leia Organa
Characters: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Nanta, Poe Dameron
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Fix-It, POV Alternating, POV Leia Organa, POV Jyn Erso, First Meetings, Time Skips, Reunions, Friendship/Love, Happy Ending, Minor Character Death
Summary: From the Battle of Scarif to Han's death, Jyn and Leia are never far apart.

Also known as "everything I couldn't possibly have hoped for when I decided to request Jyn/Leia and Jyn & Leia". :D Starts with AUing away the ending of Rogue One (YAY WOO :D) to allow Jyn and Leia to sort-of meet, and then progresses through missing scenes all the way up to, as the tags indicate, TFA-era. I can't even describe how satisfying I found the idea of Jyn and Leia supporting each other through everything; obviously there's a LOT of bittersweetness, given canon, but it was so lovely and sweet and, like, profoundly soothing to me to think of the two of them being able to be friends and a little bit in love and there for each other. ♥ SO YES. Wonderful gift, fun exchange, A++ would temporarily punt aside other responsibilities to participate again. :D

I have by no means made it through the collection; I've been reading here and there when I have time and am hoping to actually sit down and leave some comments tonight and tomorrow. BUT there's a great spread of fandoms (Babylon 5! Pride & Prejudice! Eureka! Miss Fisher! Wynonna Earp!) and also some awesome original works (tennis players in love! A trickster god and the god of death!), and I'm so delighted. :D


damkianna: A cap of the Reverend Mother from the Dune miniseries, with accompanying text: "Space cowgirl." (Default)
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