And is there Honey still for Tea?

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Title: And is there Honey still for Tea?
Author(s): Jay Tryfanstone
Date(s): 26 March 2010
Length: 19,000 words
Genre: Apocafic, gen
Fandom: Winnie-the-Pooh
External Links: And is there Honey still for Tea? at AO3
And is there Honey still for Tea? at the author's webpage (archived link)
Header and info post at Apocabigbang

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And is there Honey still for Tea? is a Winnie-the-Pooh story by Jay Tryfanstone written for Apocabigbang. It has fanart by dualbunny and a fanmix by ishie.

The title of the story comes from the poem "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" by Rupert Brooke.

Summary

"If you happen to have read another book about Edward Bear, you may remember that he lived with his friends in a wood called the Hundred Acre Wood. It was a small wood, and small things happened, the kind of things that happen to bears in places where even if elevenses are late there is always a little something for tea.
This isn't that story."

Related Works

Fanart

Dualbunny created fanart for the story as part of Apocabigbang.

The art was created in Photoshop and done in the style of E. H. Shepard's original illustrations for the books. Dualbunny also created a fic banner for the story from the art.

Jay Tryfanstone said of the art in the story's author's notes: "They're amazing - really bring it home just how very small the animals are, and how immense the world around them Beautiful images, so very much more than I had dared to hope."

The art is included inline with the story text, but since the author's website went down the images in the Archive of Our Own version of the story are broken.

Fanmix

ishie created a fanmix[1] for the story as part of Apocabigbang.

The fanmix contains 14 tracks, the last of which is 30 minutes of crickets (Marais la nuit by Neko Case). Each of the other tracks is linked to a quote from the story. The cover art uses illustrations by E. H. Shepard and is included at the end of the story.

The mix was referenced in erinptah and melannen's "Fanmixes & Mashups" panel at CON.TXT in June 2010.[2]

Translations

The story was translated into Russian by OlgaF, but the translation is now offline.[3]

Reactions and Reviews

Hands down, for me, the literary level fanfiction I would absolutely write an English essay on and turn in: And is there Honey still for Tea? By Jay Tryfanstone. It’s apocalyptic, or at least set in full out invasion wartime, Winnie the Pooh. It made me cry. It was unforgettable and hauntingly beautiful. -- Ladykissoffs, 2020[4]
Post-Apocalyptic Winnie-the-Pooh sounds like its trying to be edgy and dark for no reason, but the author NAILED IT. This is surprisingly one of the most touching stories I've ever read. This is publishable material and the author mimics A. A. Milne's writing style and tone flawlessly. I REALLY love this fic.

It's illustrated (also Milne style), but it looks like the image links are broken for now.

Even if you're not familiar with Winnie-the-Pooh, this fic is just something that needs to be read. -- tasonjodd, 2016[5]

The characters from the Hundred Acre Woods are plunged into the real world. This is darkfic at its darkest, yet the odd thing was, I found the story even more heartwarming than the canon, because it reminded me that, no matter how bad things get, there is still great goodness in this world. -- Dusk Peterson, 2016[6]

References

  1. ^ Originally posted at LiveJournal: [mix] and is there honey still for tea?, for tryfanstone, posted at ishieland 26 March 2010. (Archived by the Wayback Machine 04 April 2010.)
  2. ^ erinptah at Dreamwidth. Post-con recap time, 22 June 2010.
  3. ^ And is there Honey still for Tea? endnotes at Archive of Our Own, accessed 11 May 2020. Links to www.diary.ru/~OlgaF/p166131873.htm and www.diary.ru/~OlgaF/p166136055.htm (now offline, not archived).
  4. ^ Ladykissoffs at TV Tropes Forum. Reply to What's the most well-written fanfic you've ever read? Posted 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ tasonjodd at /r/FanFiction on reddit. Reply to Fav unpopular fics? Diamonds in the rough? Poster 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ Dusk Peterson. Bookmarks for "And is there Honey still for Tea?" at Archive of Our Own. Posted 26 September 2016.