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And finally, music & musicals, webcomics, and games.

'Birdhouse in Your Soul'

Filibuster vigilantly (1629 words) by marginaliana
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Birdhouse in Your Soul - They Might Be Giants (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Blue canary, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Storytelling
Summary: Close your eyes, child, and pull the quilt up to your chin, and I will tell you of the first time I fought a shadow.

Unexpectedly mythic and beautiful. (Also, I'm sorry about that earworm.)

Check, Please!

French Canadian Toast (7399 words) by littledust
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Check Please! (Webcomic)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann
Characters: Eric Bittle, Jack Zimmermann, Larissa "Lardo" Duan, Shitty Knight, Chris "Chowder" Chow, William "Dex" Poindexter, Derek "Nursey" Nurse, Adam "Holster" Birkholtz, Justin "Ransom" Oluransi
Additional Tags: Baking
Summary: Somehow, Bitty ends up hosting a monthly Haus brunch, each one featuring a different dish inspired by members of the hockey team.

As ridiculously sweet as the summary implies.

Imagine Sisyphus Happy (11889 words) by coyotesuspect
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Check Please! (Webcomic)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Kent Parson/Jack Zimmermann, Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann
Characters: Jack Zimmermann, Eric Bittle, Kent "Parse" Parson, Shitty Knight, Larissa "Lardo" Duan, Justin "Ransom" Oluransi, Adam "Holster" Birkholtz, John Johnson
Summary: Two years after signing for the Providence Falconers, Jack retires from the NHL.

Yeah, I could see this.

Fallen London/Sunless Sea

light beneath water by sifr (Reishiin), an interactive story of the Masters of the Bazaar.

Great prose. Not really Jossed by the completion of Seeking because you're playing as a Master, which you can't do in Fallen London. This uses the IF format more for pacing than as a game, since there's only one meaningful divergence which is somewhat non-obvious; see the walkthrough.

The Virulent (34892 words) by fadeaccompli
Chapters: 65/65
Fandom: Sunless Sea
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Zee Captain, The Carnelian Exile, Maybe's Daughter, The Quiet Deviless, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Choose Your Own Adventure, Possible Character Death, Epistolary, Canon-Typical Horror
Summary: The Virulent leaves the docks of London with a new captain at its helm: a woman seeking fame, fortune, and adventure on the Unterzee. The zee will always provide opportunities, but not every captain knows how to navigate between the shoals of caution and ambition to find what she seeks.

This is a super-impressive choose your own adventure, which also a playthrough version as a straight story. It's readable on general FL/SS knowledge.

See also Hull is Other People (4847 words) by Aansero, a fusion with The Goblin Emperor, discussed in the books section.

Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

A Scientific Proposal (421 words) by russian_blue
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ada Lovelace, Charles Babbage
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Yuletide Treat
Summary: How can you fight crime if you haven't properly studied its source?

Hah. This is short, you have no excuse not to read it if you're familiar with the source.

And again I break alphabetical order to keep a great wodge of recs together.

Hamilton

The Miner Refuted (7938 words) by Sharksdontsleep
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens
Characters: Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Space, Alternate Universe - Cyberpunk, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Later, they would call it a dust storm, an ion storm, a mass ejection, the 'red spot' come to Europa. // Hamilton, in space.

This is GREAT. Read it!

The Courage of Which He Has the Reputation (4680 words) by syllic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens, Alexander Hamilton & Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton & Angelica Schuyler, John Laurens & Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette
Characters: Alexander Hamilton, John Laurens, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Angelica Schuyler, Hercules Mulligan, Gilbert du Motier Marquis de Lafayette
Additional Tags: Epistolary, Slow Burn, American Revolution, Alternate Universe - Pirate, Friendship, A.Ham on the High Seas, Alternate Universe - Arranged Marriage
Summary: Pirates. Arranged marriage. Revolution. Love letters. And the birth of the American banking system. // Yep.

Another AU: this is merely a prologue, and you shouldn't read it if that would frustrate (the rating is for the work as it was expected to be completed, not as it stands now). That said, it's a very well-written and tantalizing prologue, setting up a (broken) arranged marriage between Hamilton and Laurens, also Angelica as a pirate.

Processional (1756 words) by leupagus
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Theodosia Burr Alston/Philip Hamilton
Characters: Aaron Burr, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton, Philip Hamilton, Theodosia Burr Alston
Additional Tags: Dancing, Weddings, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary: Vice President Aaron Burr, Esq. // Desires the Honor of your Presence // At the Wedding of his Only Daughter and Jewel of his Heart // The most Remarkable and Wisest of Creatures on this Earth // Beautiful and Accomplished beyond all Reckoning // To // Phillippe Humlidon

And if we're doing AUs, we must have happy endings for all.

Interlude (Rise Up) (3509 words) by Fahye
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander Hamilton/Angelica Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens, Alexander Hamilton/George Washington, Alexander Hamilton/Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton/King George, Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton/Everyone
Additional Tags: Song Lyrics, Yuletide Treat
Summary: BURR Secretary Hamilton, belay that shouting! // You protest too much, there's certainly no doubting // the other figments of your own brain would agree, // and so far there's been seven, plus me--but who's counting?

A dream sequence in lyrics; it's AMAZING.

the one you call sister (2117 words) by Jae
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Angelica Schuyler, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler
Summary: Two lives lived together, an ocean away.

Heading back a little closer to history, this follows the historical timeline, but still gets references to the musical in, and hits me square in all my sisters and, especially, my Eliza feels.

Outside the Lines (2355 words) by BethCGPhoenix
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2015, Yuletide Treat, Metafiction, Musicals
Summary: Burr’s always been a little creepy, in Thomas’s so-humble opinion. It’s not just because he’d rather answer a song with a smile instead of a rhyme; he’s always got this look on his face like he knows something you don’t, like he’s looking straight past you to a future you. Those times Washington starts going on about history having its eyes on you, while Burr’s back there practically boring holes in his skull? Yeah. // Guess that’s what the Cabinet gets for hanging around with a narrator, though. They’re all like that.

This is delightfully strange and appropriately meta and still moving, which is a hell of a trick.

And two to mention briefly: CUT SCENE/SONG: Bounce Back (Valley Forge Club Mix) (1331 words) by Mithrigil, because I would have really liked Baron von Steuben to be in it, and look not with the eyes, but with the mind (1906 words) by voodoochild, which posits that Eliza knew perfectly well how Angelica felt about Alexander.

Look, it's not quite 1 a.m. yet! Go me. *falls over*

Date: Friday, December 23rd, 2016 12:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kass
Thank you for these!

Date: Friday, December 23rd, 2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cofax7
go you! My hero!

The sad thing is that apparently I've read a lot of these already but I don't remember them at all...

Date: Saturday, December 24th, 2016 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
Thankyouthsnkyouthankyou!

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