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23 December 2016 @ 05:28 pm
Story 270: "Finding Rokovoko" by prufrock's love  
"Queequeg was a native of Rokovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are."
Moby-Dick; or The Whale, by Herman Melville

Fanfiction, both reading it and writing it, has been off my radar entirely these past few months. You can easily guess why. I even forgot the xf_book_club's anniversary date. Sorry about that.

But since I've been in bed with a cold this week and in need of amusement, I decided to see if there was anything new to read. You haven't checked the fic forum at Haven in months, my brain chimed in helpfully. That's true. Okay. I'll do that.

Since I struck gold, I decided to bypass the nomination queue. Lo and behold: prufrock's love has posted a new story! Like so much of her best work, it's an AU, but this is not a historical. This X-Files universe stays fairly close to canon, though with a more realistic take on the cancer arc.

"Finding Rokovoko" is a spooky horror story set in the fourth season, beginning right after "Never Again." The casefile/X-file feels just like an episode of the series, complete with classic Mulder/Scully banter and a myth-arc related plot. Also, perfect title is perfect. You'll see what I mean.

Read Finding Rokovoko.

If you're in the mood for holiday-themed fic, you might check out maybe_amanda's daily posts at Haven.

Please come back and let us know what you think. Remember, the nomination post is always open for suggestions.
 
 
 
mcparrotmcparrot on December 26th, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)

Trying to read on my Kindle tablet but the formatting is weird. Anyone else having trouble?

All the letters I can write: I'm meltingwendelah1 on December 26th, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're having issues. I don't use a Kindle tablet. The formatting looks fine on my aged HP desktop and my Asus laptop. You could ask mimic117 about it. She is hosting prufrock's love's newer fic until Gossamer begins accepting stories again. Her email is mimic1172 at gmail etc.
mcparrotmcparrot on December 27th, 2016 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'll try emailing Mimic.
Edited to say, actually, I opened it on my computer, stripped the formatting and pasted it into a document. That worked.

Edited at 2016-12-27 09:42 am (UTC)