Wow, I feel like I haven't read LotRiPS in ages (except for a few things I beta for kissing_athelas
), but then I decided I wanted to try and guess what almostnever
wrote for slashababy
before the reveal, so...
I did not read the entire fest. There were 42 fics and I read 25. I had a hint from Ces that her fic was not Dom/Elijah, but did have either Dom or Elijah in the pairing, so I read anything with Dom or Lij. Then later I decided to read the D/E fics as well, just because. And then I figured well, why not a few more, so I picked out a couple that looked interesting from the summaries. It ended up being 25 in all, and I actually had one review sitting around from last year's fest
. *headdesk* Yeah... I meant to read the whole fest last year and just got overwhelmed by Smutmas and didn't do it, and never actually read anything but that one fic... I don't think I'm going to go back and read any of them now, so I just included the review along with this year's.
(If you're curious, I was not able to guess Ces's fic, the reason being I somehow never read it. Despite going through all the fics several times and picking out everything with Dom or Lij, I somehow missed that one, and then was driving myself crazy wondering which one she could have written, as they all seemed impossible for her (the one I thought it might be, she'd left feedback on, and another I thought well, possibly, had an author's note that seemed to rule it out). Anyway!)
Since there are so many fics, I'm not going to do individual cut tags. The breakdown is 2 1/5s, 9 2/5s, 9 3/5s, 3 4/5s, and 3 5/5s. Obviously pairings are heavy on hobbits.
And can I just say? HP fandom should take a lesson from LotRiPS. Most of these stories were around 3000 words or under, with the longest being 9200 words. Long fics are great, but holiday fests are just not the time for them.( 26 fics )