damkianna: A cap of Milo from Disney's Atlantis, with accompanying text: "Dork." (Dork.)
Man, what a lovely Yuletide I've had! My glorious Dark Matter gifts were the intense and perfectly in-character Cycle (Three/Six) by [archiveofourown.org profile] days4daisy and the lovely little drabble Evolution (Three/Android) by [archiveofourown.org profile] meridian_rose; the spectacular and twisty Collision Course (Kira/Pop Girl) was written for me in Push by [archiveofourown.org profile] eustaciavye; AND ALSO I received the charming and heartwarming Two Gardens (hints of Mara/Inanni) from [archiveofourown.org profile] abluestocking for Mara - Daughter of the Nile! Such spectacular variety, in fandoms and moods and pairings, and such wonderful fics! ♥

As for me, I wrote:

The Beast Within (16058 words) by Damkianna
Fandom: Sinbad (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gunnar/Sinbad (Sinbad)
Characters: Gunnar (Sinbad), Sinbad (Sinbad), Rina (Sinbad), Anwar (Sinbad), Tiger (Sinbad), Cook (Sinbad), Nala (Sinbad)
Additional Tags: Animal Transformation, Mutual Pining, Nonverbal Communication, Post-Canon
Summary: There had not been time, Gunnar told himself afterward; there had not been any other way. But it was not true. There was always a choice. (Or: Gunnar is a werebear. Sinbad has some issues with this; and, as it turns out, so does Gunnar.)

I offer Sinbad every time it's in the tagset because god help me, I love that show. And lo, all my Yuletide wishes were granted: I MATCHED [archiveofourown.org profile] Dorinda! Someday I'm actually going to finish all the treats I've ever started for Dorinda, and she's going to get a boatload of NYRs. But in the meantime, the Yulegoat was generous enough to give me an official opportunity to write her a story!

And I took it and wrote her two: a second semi-official gift, for The Sting (1973); plus three treats in Dark Matter (TV), Gladiator - Dami Im (Music Video), and Veritas: The Quest. )

I still have some commenting to do, yikes, but it's always such great fun working my way through the collection. ♥ YULETIDE ♥
damkianna: A cap of Korra from The Legend of Korra, sweeping Bolin off his feet. (What did I think?!)
How is it the 27th already? What? WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE. (Just kidding, I know the answer: it was sucked down a rabbit hole of Star Wars. We went to see Rogue One on Christmas Eve, came home and watched ANH, and then decided to go in flashback order. Which means ESB and AotC on Christmas Day, and then RotS, RotJ, and TFA yesterday. And I'm glad we ended on Carrie Fisher's return to Star Wars, as a way to say goodbye. ♥)

SOMEWHERE in December, I just kind of stopped checking my gifts page, because I was already so thoroughly excited for Yuletide that it seemed pointless. Which means I was ASTOUNDED to discover not the two gifts I'd expected, but four! Gifts in Push (2009), Mara - Daughter of the Nile, and Dark Matter (TV). )

I haven't even started plying the archive further, but I look forward to getting as far as I can before reveals! YULETIDE IS THE BEST. ♥
damkianna: A cap of Ikki from The Legend of Korra. (Dance like the wind!)
November was all NANO NANO NANO, and now we've flopped into December and I've swapped to YULETIDE YULETIDE YULETIDE. :D :D :D

I'm THISCLOSE to completing my totally amazing assignment, woooooo, which will hopefully make me feel less guilty about somehow already having TWO GIFTS??? One Madness, one main collection, and tentative present-shaking indicates I am YET AGAIN going to have an amazing Yuletide.

I CAN ONLY HOPE MY RECIP WILL FEEL THE SAME WAY /o\

But as my brain's being eaten by bears, I haven't had much left for actual canon consumption lately. I've been hugely enjoying Lucifer and Elementary; tentatively still watching Blindspot, though it's starting to feel a little bit like the wheels are coming off; and mostly just mocking Timeless, which is trying a lot of things but IMO isn't really succeeding at them. (I wouldn't really care how bad the episode plots were if I loved the characters, but that show is seriously not managing to convince me that its main characters are a team or even friends. I WANT TO BELIEVE. THIS IS NOT A HARD SELL. And yet.)

However! I did end up going to see Moana, twice, and LOVED IT. (Spoilers, ofc.) )

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