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Sunday, January 30th, 2011
3:21 pm
[coloneldespard]
Gift for Hazellwood
Very, very late, Hazellwood! I think from you Combeferre/Enjolras prompt you had something more slashy in mind, and I'm working on a picture as well to fulfil that. In the meantime, here's the very belated story (now that I've got over my usual crisis of confidence because so much AMAZING fic has been published in this year's gift exchange).

It's hosted on FFnet because it's a bit of a monster:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6698219/1/Paris_and_its_Environs
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
12:57 am
[musamihi]
Gift for mlle_patria!
Jumping on the last-minute bandwagon! Happy holidays to you, mlle_patria - I do hope you enjoy! ♥

Title: Schicksal des Menschen, wie gleichst du dem Wind!
Rating/Warnings: G / Some Goethe-bashing, I'm afraid.
Summary: Poetry can be good for something. A quiet, hopeful little moment between Enjolras and Prouvaire - with a very little humor, no thanks to either of them.
~2,560 words.

Fate of man, how like the wind!Collapse )
12:30 am
[mmejavert]
Gift for Cary!
Title: Sur les débris fumeux des stupides orgies
Rating: Errrrr... somewhere in the Teen/Mature area, considering some of the content!
Summary: All about Grantaire! :D Cary wished to see (among other things) les Amis doing things outside the revolutionary sphere, so here is a very long story about how Grantaire came to be the Enjolras-loving sceptic Hugo introduced us to.
Wordcount: With author's note, 10,099. Without author's note, 9,771


Author’s Note:
Last minute research was necessary in order to finish this story, unfortunately! I apologise if anything seems rushed, rough, underdone, or just plain unfinished -- even at nearly 10,000 words I can’t seem to finish a story! In any case, research: for part of this story I went looking for some information and in that process I discovered Baudelaire and his
Artificial Paradises: On Hashish and Wine which, while providing me with some useful if not exactly period-accurate information for a particular section of this story, also convinced me that had Grantaire been a real human being and had survived the riots to live through to the ‘40s and ‘50s, he and Baudelaire could very well have been best friends. Thus my title comes from Baudelaire’s poem, ‘L’aube Spirituelle’, and many details found within this story did in fact come from translations and analysis from some of his other works, so please do forgive me for the slight anachronism of using Baudelaire for a fic set in the 1820s!

On a lighter note ... I found it necessary to name some new characters, 10 or so 6 in fact. Most of you may very well scroll past and not pay a whole lot of attention to these characters or their names or really anything about them, as they are just used to paint a rough portrait or to provide a brief interaction/distraction. However, if any of the readers follow the NHL they will undoubtedly snicker and recognise the names’ origins. In my defence there are a great many French-Canadians who play hockey, and Québecois names are still French, and I did have a lot of hockey-related distractions between Thanksgiving weekend and the new year when I was supposed to be writing this fic.

Hope you enjoy it, Cary! :D Many apologies for the disgusting delay -- and for any errors that may still appear in this story.


Get drunk and stay that way. On what? On wine, poetry, virtue, whatever. But get drunk.Collapse )
Friday, January 7th, 2011
10:33 pm
[mlle_patria]
Gift for Marguerite

A very merry Christmas/ happy holidays to you!  Nothing like posting at the last minute:) Also, I apologize for any spelling or grammar mistakes.  I didn't have time to use a beta.
Title: Snow Angels
Rating: G
Summary:  Enjolras tries very hard to do his homework but, Courfeyrac insists on playing in the snow.

 

Snow AngelsCollapse )

 


11:31 pm
[mmebahorel]
Gift for Alex
"Pretty much anyone, really" and "cameo by Mme Thénardier" somehow turned into Mme Thénardier fic. Hope you like it!

Title: Dream
Rating: G
Summary: Mme Thénardier has a moment for reflection.
Word Count: ~950

DreamCollapse )
10:04 pm
[10littlebullets]
Gift for coloneldespard
Title: A Star in the Jaws of the Clouds
Rating: PG-13 for some teenage fumbling gone wrong
Characters: Enjolras, Courfeyrac, and various OCs
Summary: Enjolras has always been a republican, but he wasn't always a revolutionary.
Notes: This is an unedited, unbeta'd monstrosity so feel free to point out any typos or inconsistencies.

Trials and tribulations at boarding schoolCollapse )
Monday, January 3rd, 2011
1:59 pm
[niliwen]
For MmeJavert. In which Enjolras gets distracted by two of his Amis and a bluestocking.

The House on the Rue Jean-Jacques RousseauCollapse )
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
7:07 pm
[toi_marguerite]
Fic for Aurelia!

As requested, cracky fic with Feuilly, Combeferre, Enjolras, Eponine and a hint of Azelma. Apologies if you dislike Eponine- I'm not used to writing her but thought I'd better post this before I rewrote it again and miss out on the deadline. So, anyways, here is:

A Dish of Harelquin

In which Combeferre is struck dumb, Feuilly grunts a lot and Eponine expounds upon the theatre, French cuisine and shoes, among other things.

 

A Dish of HarlequinCollapse )

 

10:49 pm
[skepticalboffin]
Gift(s) for Musamihi
For musamihi :

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I can't write to save my life, so I've drawn you stuff instead. It's all canon...

Because I'm in a weirdly festive mood and like the idea of wrapped up presents...

CLICK ME

Title: I Can Repeat Superb Things
Rating: G
Characters: Enjolras/Grantaire



Title: Requiem for a Red
Rating: G
Characters: Baron Pontmercy/Marius

(2 pages)

And a concept:


Enjoy? :D

(and I hope I didn't mess up any of the links!)

Current Mood: Festive
Saturday, January 1st, 2011
9:55 pm
[mmebahorel]
Gift for Marianne (10littlebullets)
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! Some Enjolras/Combeferre amid a mostly gen, very nerdy piece of Frenchboys being revolutionary: hope you enjoy!

Title: To Celebrate the Need of Comrades
Rating: G
Characters: Les Amis
Summary: The parliamentary elections of 1827 have very different results – in widely spaced areas – than Enjolras could have predicted. Even though he understands he should have known better.
Word Count: 7481 (plus Author's Note)

To Celebrate the Need of ComradesCollapse )

Author's NoteCollapse )
10:00 am
[mmebahorel]
Posting is open!
And if you're not done, remember, you have 1 week! :) (and plenty of sympathy, as I'm still typing mine *g*.)
Friday, November 26th, 2010
9:50 pm
[mmebahorel]
2010 assignments have gone out!
I just finished sending emails, so check your inboxes! Nothing has bounced, but let me know if you do not receive an assignment.

Let the panic begin! :)
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
10:34 pm
[mmebahorel]
Les Mis Secret Santa 2010 - SIGN UPS!!!!
Remember, your sign-up post must include:

1) Your username (particularly important if you are not a LiveJournal member or if your LJ name is different to your Abaissé name)
2) Your email address
3) Requests: You should request at least three (3) characters. Grouped characters are allowed and considered multiples: Any Student, Patron Minette, 1817 Crew, etc. You will be paired with someone who can offer at least one of your selected characters. If your only characters are Sister Simplice, Fauchelevent, and Louison, the mod may come back to you and say “can we discuss this?”
4) Optional details: Optional details are optional. If you want specific pairings, ask for them here. If you want porn, ask for it here. If you want gen, ask for it here. Suggest particular situations, let your recipient know your rating limits (this is not a porn challenge specifically, but I know this fandom *g*), say “When I said Enjolras, I totally meant I need David Thaxton icons for my LJ”. You are guaranteed something focused around at least one of your selected characters. Specific requests should be taken into account, but if someone wants a Frenchboy orgy, and you're just not feeling it, you don't have to write it. Please keep this in mind when making your character requests and filling in your optional details.
5) Offers: You should offer any characters you are willing to create something based around. If you say “I'll do anything”, that means you are willing to write a fic or create a drawing for the unnamed little convent school girl talking about virgins. You may make as many character offers as you like, and yes, “I'll do anything” is a perfectly valid offer if you're a gambler.

Everyone who has signed up by 7 pm on November 26 (that's a week from tomorrow) will be included in the draw.

You will NOT receive a copy of your signup, unless you request it.

And . . . GO! XD
9:23 pm
[mmebahorel]
Rules for Les Mis Secret Santa 2010
Yes, we are doing this!!!! Your friendly moderator this year is mmebahorel.

Calendar:

Signups: 18 November 2010 through 7 pm EST 26 November 2010
Assignments: Will be drawn the evening of 26 November 2010 and emailed to all participants
Deadline: Initial draft/mod communication by 28 December 2010 (If you must drop out, you must let the mod know by this date so that everyone can still get a present!)
Reveal: Rolling postings from 1 January 2011 to 7 January 2011 (7 January is Christmas under the Julian calendar used by Eastern Orthodox churches, so it's still totally a Christmas exchange – it also gives you a whole week of leeway for holiday travel.)

You do not need to have an account on LiveJournal to participate – please submit your gift to the moderator to post if you do not have a LiveJournal account. All gifts will be posted as individual posts on the santafrenchboys community.

How do signups work?

A signup requires five things:

1) Your username (particularly important if you are not a LiveJournal member or if your LJ name is different to your Abaissé name)
2) Your email address
3) Requests: You should request at least three (3) characters. Grouped characters are allowed and considered multiples: Any Student, Patron Minette, 1817 Crew, etc. You will be paired with someone who can offer at least one of your selected characters. If your only characters are Sister Simplice, Fauchelevent, and Louison, the mod may come back to you and say “can we discuss this?”
4) Optional details: Optional details are optional. If you want specific pairings, ask for them here. If you want porn, ask for it here. If you want gen, ask for it here. Suggest particular situations, let your recipient know your rating limits (this is not a porn challenge specifically, but I know this fandom *g*), say “When I said Enjolras, I totally meant I need David Thaxton icons for my LJ”. You are guaranteed something focused around at least one of your selected characters. Specific requests should be taken into account, but if someone wants a Frenchboy orgy, and you're just not feeling it, you don't have to write it. Please keep this in mind when making your character requests and filling in your optional details.
5) Offers: You should offer any characters you are willing to create something based around. If you say “I'll do anything”, that means you are willing to write a fic or create a drawing for the unnamed little convent school girl talking about virgins. You may make as many character offers as you like, and yes, “I'll do anything” is a perfectly valid offer if you're a gambler.

Post your signup to the signup thread, which will go up later tonight. The signup thread is confidential – only the mod will see all signups, and you will only receive a copy of your designated recipient's request.

What are appropriate gifts?

Gifts can be anything free and fannish that adheres to at least one requested character: fic, drawings, cartoons, LJ icons, photocollages, fanvids – anything that trips your fancy and is reasonably legal and original (and digital, since we are all about pixels on a screen). This is not a venue for gifting bootlegs. There is no requirement for length if you are writing fic. You are also not limited to using only one requested character if you have ideas for more.

All requests will go out to the same pool. If you desperately want a drawing of something, you can put that in your optional details, but I will not differentiate between writers and artists in making assignments. Please keep this in mind when making your requests. Assignments will be as close to a random draw as is possible, taking into account requested characters.

Once you have your assignment, have at it! Something in the requested characters and/or optional details ought to catch your fancy.

Because the reveal is not automated, and because last time a lot of people did not get any gifts at all (*sadness*), I'm instituting a requirement for you to get nagged by a moderator. I want to hear from you by a couple days after Christmas that everything is at the very least under control. You don't have to be done, but I need to know by then if you think you won't be done by 7 January. I will email you myself on 29 December if I have not at least heard “I've got it under control”. If I do not hear from you by 31 December, I will assume that you are unable to complete your assignment and will reassign it. I completely understand that holiday travel can mean that some of you are away from your computers from before Christmas until after New Year's, therefore the extended deadline and reveal period. Let me know this in advance so I do not nag you unnecessarily. If you finish early and would like to act as a replacement if givers drop out, let me know that, too.

How do I get my present?

Please join the santafrenchboys community if you are on LiveJournal! Gifts should be posted beginning 1 January 2011. I'll post a notice on Abaissé as well that reveals have begun.

You may post your gift to the community yourself. Please put “Gift for [recipient]” in the post title. Large images and lengthy fic should go under an LJ cut. If you do not have a LiveJournal account, email your gift/link to your gift to the moderator, who can post it on your behalf. If you will be unable to post your gift because you will be out of town, please send it to the moderator for posting – please do not post gifts early. Remember, you have a full seven days in which to post your gift.

When gifts are posted, read, watch, comment, squee! It is Christmastime, and Christmas is fun!
Sunday, January 7th, 2007
2:36 am
[ladybretagne]
Apologies!
So I know I had spoken to several of you privately and assured you all I would be setting up this exchange again this holiday season that just ended, and I just have to apologise for that not happening. I had every intention of doing so, but life got more than slightly hectic and time just got away from me.

That being said, if you would be interested in some other kind of seasonal (or not) challenge before next Christmas, as that is a rather long ways away, let me know in comments to this post. Suggestions for possible themes and such are welcome as well.

Current Mood: busy
Monday, December 29th, 2003
8:29 pm
[digne]
Oooohpps
I have no idea what went wrong with my last post - but I only just got back into town and discovered the problem

Merry *late* Christmas birdmad_girl!

http://www.geocities.com/miss_warlow/christmas/index.html
Saturday, December 27th, 2003
5:52 pm
[mhari]
Merry Christmas, digne. Hope you like. o_o

cut for imageCollapse )

Current Mood: cold
12:20 pm
[madameviking]
Woot.
Happy Christmukkwanzaa, nevskaya! I made you some iconage, and a background. Sorry the background isn't crazier and more Photoshop savvy... I'm not that Adobe-talented, and besides, I kind of like it the way it is ^_^

(Let me know if you can't see the pictures. I'm using a server I haven't used before, and instinct tells me not to trust it, the rapscallion.)



On to the desktop...Collapse )

More is coming. I just thought I'd better get this part posted today, seeing as how it's Dec. 27 ^_^

Current Mood: mellow
Friday, December 26th, 2003
12:33 am
[ladybretagne]
For Jenn!
My gift for kyttenfae, or at least part of it. One drabble that got overgrown, and one icon, with a much longer fic and more icons to come. ^_^

Iconage!Collapse )

Courfeyrac/Feuilly, a shamelessly sappy Christmas vignetteCollapse )

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, December 25th, 2003
10:49 pm
[erinpuff]
Hey look, I got it in on Christmas!
For ambtiondata.

What would you call this, a dodecadrabble? Perhaps.

Pairings: Combeferre/Prouvaire, Grantaire/Enjolras, Courfeyrac/Feuilly, Joly/Bossuet.

The Twelve Days of ChristmasCollapse )

**edit!!** At church today, discovered that "Angels We Have Heard on High" was indeed not published until like 1860, making #10 a big old anachronism. Forgive me. :(

Current Mood: giving
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