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For all two of my followers who read Homestuck... "Ain't We Got Fun" is a look at the lives of the four Beta Kids in New York State during the 1920s. Rose and Dave live in Manhattan, John and Jade in the small northernmost town of Massena. They correspond through the Spring of 1924.


Miss Rose Lalonde
The Dakota, Penthouse C

March 18th, 1924

Dearest Jade,
I trust this finds you, and John of course, in your usual frighteningly robust health. I also trust that you are exercising some care in just how you make use of that health. "Trust" is in fact putting it strongly; "pray" might be nearer the mark.


This was for HorribleThing, who asked "Historical AU! I don't care what time period, as long as there are attempts at accuracy! Although I will admit a fondness for a focus on relationships between women when it comes to other time periods, so some extra attention to Rose/Jade would be lovely!" I had more fun than should be legal doing the research.

e: Whoops, forgot link!
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I wound up writing one treat and one last-minute pinch hit.

The treat was pallida ora semper fame, for Naraht, based on Mary Renault's Return to Night. It began as a Five Things... fic but morphed into an unholy mash-up of  Renault, mantisfuck consentworld, and TED talks. I owe a great debt of thanks to spock, whose enthusiastic collaboration made the TED talk much, much worse, and to Llwyden for coming up with the Old English for "woman-insect" ("wyfbítel", if you're wondering.)

The pinch-hit was Out of the Dead Land, for Person, based on the video game Dangan Ronpa.  Dangan Ronpa, for those of you who don't know it, is an extremely cracky Japanese mystery game, originally for the Playstation Vita, which was never translated for the U.S. market.  Then orenronen, at SomethingAwful, did an absolutely magnificent English-language Let's Play, and suddenly -- thanks to their excellent and idiomatic translation -- it became a fandom.  Within a year, the original developers committed to a translation and a port.    Anyway, Dangan Ronpa is a game in which a bunch of teenagers are locked into a high school, they can escape only by killing another player and getting away with the murder.   This fic explores one of the bad endings, and contains spoilers for some of the previous murders.

Thank you to my wonderful authors, and may 2015 be full of good things to read and to eat!

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