Baby You Should Stick Around (Chapter 1 of 3)
If somebody had told Steve he and Bucky would end up raising Bucky’s clone as their son, he’d probably have- wait, no, he wouldn’t have done anything, because nobody would ever have said that.
And yet. Here they are.
Guys, I don’t really know what to tell you. A few months ago neenya asked me what color hair Steve and Bucky’s child might have. Then we wrote 30k of kidfic. She did some amazing art. So that’s a thing we’ve done now.
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO GO UP FOR AGES. GO READ THE THING. THIS HAS BEEN A PSA.
Where do we nominate?
It’s not for a few weeks actually, I thought it was sooner. But it will be on AO3 I believe.
septembriseur replied to your post “it occurs to me that Yuletide nominations will be happening soon and…”
i have never done yuletide & don’t even know how it works but i have comics needs
Yuletide is, I think, one of those things that is actually less fun in practice than it is in theory, because what ACTUALLY winds up happening every year is that everybody invariably winds up writing their assignments like 2 minutes before the deadline and having a nervous breakdown about it. ON PAR THOUGH I WOULD STILL RECOMMEND IT, you just have to… actually plan in advance.
I have only done it once (two years ago) because before that I was busy with… finals, and then last year I did not because we were doing the Kickstarter and I was busy staving off an actual nervous breakdown as a result. This was the correct decision. However I am looking forward to doing it this year, and I am NOT GOING TO LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE because I do not hate myself.
What also usually winds up happening is this: you have to offer to write for three fandoms, and also ask for three fandoms to be written for you (though you obviously only get one fic). I tend not to care so much about what I get, but I think everybody probably secretly REALLY wants one of the things they offered up, and as with this kind of situation in general, when you get one of them you typically then go, “Oh wait, now I have realized I actually really wanted the other thing.” But it is out of your hands.
Still, it’s fun to do off-beat stuff. And the whole pomp and circumstance is fun, too. My favorite Yuletide story is that this past year I read one single story on Christmas (I don’t know that I really read many more after, either, I was just too busy) and left kudos, and then was informed — via Snapchat — that it had been written by slavetohiscat. Of all the LITERAL THOUSANDS of things out there. I mean obviously we have… similar interests, lol. But still. It was pretty amazing.
OKAY FAIR that book is hella gay but also I think every character in it is better off never seeing anybody again and retiring to pop pills / paint terrible still lives in abandoned cabins in upstate New York.
YOU ARE PROCEEDING ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT I WRITE BASED ON THE HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL BE “BETTER OFF”
MAYBE Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Gotta be honest with you, though, I LOVED Goldfinch and incepted it into the life/heart of everybody I love but I don’t really want to write fic about it??
true story when connaissais finished this she screamed and wailed at me in so much agony that I sent her an email that devolved rapidly into like, thousands of words of not!fic that was sort of eventually just fic. BORIS’ HEAD IS A PLACE THAT I WOULD LIKE TO GO.
also that is one super gay book and that is NOT RESOLVED IN ANY WAY and I need that to happen in a, like, oblique and strange way, BUT STILL. but still.
it occurs to me that Yuletide nominations will be happening soon
and I’m just saying, people, if The Goldfinch doesn’t get nominated, I am not going to be pleased.
(tagging connaissais for reasons of Importance.)
PS WHAT ARE YOU ALL GOING TO NOMINATE, it is Sunday night and I am Bored and procrastinating, talk to me, tumblr
This is HILARIOUS. Shared it with my husband, we both went to the US Open last year and are pro tennis fans. He thought you should have included a butt-picking Nadal photo. But otherwise right on!
GOD, SUCH A MISSED OPPORTUNITY. SUCH A MISSED OPPORTUNITY. Never 4get the butt-picking. So many years of watching that man pick at his wedgies. I will reminisce about them fondly in the years to come after he has retired (BUT LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THAT I AM GOING TO CRY).