The most important thing you need to know about it, of course, is my gift: Biscuit Lion gave me Living Out The Remainder Of Their Lives, a fic for "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow" by Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi, a work of historical fiction about the An Lushan rebellion. This focuses on Yang Guifei's time in heaven before finally being reunited with Emperor Xuanzhong -- with crossover appearances by figures from Chinese mythology. So, a posthumous fantasy -- niiice.
Of the few fic for poetry fandoms, it is by far the best. Everyone -- read it.
As for what I wrote, that would be A Change of Season, a Tang dynasty RPF (basically, historical fiction) about the relationship of Wu Zetian, the first and only female empress regnant of China, and Shangguan Wan-er, her personal secretary who become her right-hand woman (sometimes called her "prime minister," a non-existent title -- as a woman, she couldn't take a formal office). I'm pretty sure authorship was entirely obvious to anyone who knows me who stumbled across it: I didn't bother trying to hide any of my quirks. So, yes, there is Chinese poetry. I was just glad to actually write something, anything for the first time in a couple years. Took me the whole Yuletide period to finish, but it was quite satisfying.
Recs later, after I've had time to read some more.
Does anyone have recs for me?
Subject quote from "Spring View," Du Fu tr. Mark Alexander.