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Title: A Waltz After Midnight
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Pitch/Sandy
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 2225
Summary: Vampire Pitch pays her girlfriend a late night visit.
Author's Notes: Surprise fic for marypsue for generally being lovely, with special thanks to lithefider for her betaing services <3!

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fandom: 8000 blacksand aus
fandom: guardians of childhood
fandom: nightmare dork university
fandom: rise of the guardians
fandom: wardrobeverse

The above tags are all interconnected, and fics will sometimes be tagged with more than one fandom as a result.

As this could get confusing if you weren't on Tumblr during the height of Rise of the Guardians fandom, I figured I'd give a very brief explanation of these tags, and why they exist.

fandom: rise of the guardians applies to any works that are based on the characters from the movie Rise of the Guardians, including AUs.

fandom: guardians of childhood applies to any works that are based on the characters from William Joyce's Guardians of Childhood series of novels and picture books, on which the movie is loosely based.

fandom: 8000 blacksand aus refers to any AU works containing the pairing Pitch Black/Sanderson Mansnoozie, characters who appear in both Rise of the Guardians and Guardians of Childhood. This tag started as an in-joke because of people who shipped this pairing noticing the sheer volume of AUs being written for them, and I couldn't bear to part with it. There were tertiary subsets of this secondary tag, but to ensure I don't hit a tag limit, I'm resisting adding those too.

fandom: wardrobeverse and fandom: nightmare dork university are too closely intertwined to explain separately, and have a delightfully convoluted backstory. fandom: wardrobeverse originated from a comic series on Tumblr wherein Pitch from Rise of the Guardians (referred to as Pitch Black in the comics), Pitch from Guardians of Childhood (Kozmotis Pitchiner), a version of Pitch extrapolated from concept art (Proto), and a version of Pitch from what the artist nicknamed her 'wangst' comics (Piki Black) all lived together. Jack Frost from Rise of the Guardians also occasionally featured, as did Jack Sickle/Cicle, a terribly sad and frequently terrified version of Jack Frost from the 'wangst' comics.

fandom: nightmare dork university arose when someone decided to put all the characters from fandom: wardrobeverse into another AU, in which the characters were all university students. The AU was a collaborative effort, and thus who-was-paired-with-who varied from fic to fic, as did certain elements of their backstories, but a few things were more or less fixed in stone:

- Piki worshipped the floor Jack Sickle walked on in a very unhealthy way.
- Jack's little sister had died in an ice skating accident when he was young and Jack (and Jack's parents) blamed himself for it.
- Pitch, Proto, and Pitchiner lived together in a flat.
- Proto was vegan and Pitchiner was practically carnivorous.
- Piki and Pitch were rival playwrights; Piki was more successful.
- Pitchiner had a pug named Tarminator, Proto had a stuffed ferret named Mr Pickles, and Pitch occasionally had a cat named Purradox.

Yet another spin-off attached itself to this AU in the form of Evil Dork University, which involved Pyotr Black and Jack Frost from Linddzz's Evil Boyfriends series being respectively a lecturer and student of a rival university. In this, Jack Frost was Jack Sickle's cousin and Pyotr was Pitchiner's estranged uncle, the two of them were going at it like rabbits, and the age difference between them was A Bit Not Good.

I hope this explains things a little bit, if not completely. It was a fun, wild ride to be around at the height of this eldritch abomination of a fandom, and I owe a lot of my happiness today to having been part of it.


... and it is entirely possible that there are eldritch abomination AUs for this fandom as well.
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You wouldn't think a children's movie that opens up on what is pretty clearly a drowned guy would turn out to be one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest movies ever, but it is. And the fandom? Also one of the cutest, sweetest, warmest, loveliest fandoms ever. With a more than healthy dose of crack to its name.

So, where better to start than with a miniature picspam? Nothing spoilery, just a few shots to set up how damned pretty the film is.

Where better indeed. )

It isn't just the imagery either that makes the movie gorgeous. The music is stunning too, and I've included two of my favourite tracks below.

Please note that the "Jamie Believes" song there, the second of the two songs, makes me cry every single time I hear it because of its context in the movie. It's gorgeous.

As to the books? Well, cruelly, they're not finished yet. And the last one just ended on a cliffhanger. And we have to wait until AT LEAST SEPTEMBER to find out what happens next.

However, they're conveniently split into two sets - the "Guardians of Childhood" series, which are novels aimed at fairly young, but not toddler children (think the first Harry Potter book), and the "The Guardians of Childhood" series, which are picture-books that are so pretty I could cry, and don't follow a strict timeline. The picture-books are like Van Gogh's Starry Night had a one-night stand with Steampunk and created beautiful children, they are glorious and the best investment I've made in forever. The novels are fun and playful and have two additional characters who aren't in the film that are wonderful; Katherine, who is an adventurous and book-smart young girl who I adore for being a girl written like a girl and not penalised for it, and Nightlight, who is a mostly-mute fairy-like boy. Katherine and Nightlight have a bit of a Peter Pan and Wendy thing going on, and I love it.

I wish I had more time to go into why the fandom for the movie is also incredible, but I don't think I could do so without spoiling the source material and honestly, in this one case, I don't want to spoil people. I want people to run out and try it and love it.

The movie is beautiful, the books are beautiful, and I think we all need to believe sometimes. Not necessarily in a higher power. Not necessarily in fairies and yetis and elves. Not even necessarily in Santa Claus.

But in something. In better things. And it's not bad to have a movie that shows you there's nothing wrong with hoping for the best. <3
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Title: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 7859
Warning: Some ableism (internal and external)
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack is a high school student with autism, Pitch is his carer, and love is every bit as hard and every bit as easy as the movies make out.

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost )
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Title: Breaking Even
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Pitch Black/Sanderson Mansnoozie
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1868
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: After years of Sandy doing good deeds for others, somebody unexpected decides to return the favour.

Breaking Even )
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Title: Different Ways to Breathe
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: R
Word Count: 2552
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack doesn't breathe when he sleeps; Pitch can't help but find that fascinating.

Different Ways to Breathe )
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Title: Neverland
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Jamie Bennett
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 3314
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Jack checks in on Jamie, all grown up and gone to college, and finds that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Neverland )
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Title: Reaching His Threshold
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians
Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 1993
Summary: Written for the DW kink meme: Pitch demonstrates that being captured by the king of shadows has its perks. Contains consentacles >:D!

Reaching His Threshold )


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