|Date(s):||9–14 July 1998|
|Genre:||gen/non-explicit het, humour|
|External Links:||@Lois McMaster Bujold FanFic Archive|
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Project Goldfish is a Vorkosigan story by Jeff Melcher (Pouncer), published in 1998. One of the earliest pieces of online fanfiction in the fandom, it originally appeared on the lois-bujold mailing list and is archived at The Lois McMaster Bujold FanFic Archive.
Apparently set during A Civil Campaign (though published before it came out), 'Project Goldfish' is largely a dialogue piece set during a dinner party. It was written in response to a comment on the mailing list: For that matter, I wonder how tempted Miles is to swear Ma Kosti? (good joke--an Armsmen who actually IS a cook!). The story is in the third person, with Miles Vorkosigan as the point-of-view character. Other characters appearing include Alys Vorpatril, Ivan Vorpatril, Simon Illyan, Georg Vorthys, Helen Vorthys and an original character.
'Project Goldfish' has been recommended at Crack Van, and by fairestcat, Melannen, Philomytha and The RCK. Recommenders praised the story's humour and the characterisations of Miles, Alys & Simon.
After a few dark or sad stories, I wanted to leave you with something happy-making. ... I love the overly persistent (to the point of annoying) Miles in this story. It's so very canon. *g* There's some good character interaction, and this tale of the dinner party from hell is very amusing. I love Lady Alys and Simon Illyan here. (raveninthewind at Crack Van)
Pouncer's stories are always a delight and this is one of his finest. In the lead up to Gregor's wedding, Miles hosts an intimate dinner party where conversation gets just a bit out of hand. Project Goldfish is a hilarious mix of sharp dialogue and stellar characterizations, highlighted by Pouncer's fabulous grasp of Miles' inner voice. (fairestcat)
Another difficult dinner party for Miles. Hilarious fic with a lot of discussion of correct protocol and Lady Alys being brilliant. (Philomytha)
- lois-bujold: Ma Kosti's Liegelord long, spoilered, and unfinished (accessed 23 June 2016)
- crack-van: Project Goldfish by Jeff Melcher/p_o_u_n_c_e_r (PG) (accessed 23 June 2016)
- recsforalloccasions: Vorkosigan Series - 8 Recs (accessed 23 June 2016)
- melannen: Longfic recs for Stellar_dust (and anybody else who wants them) (accessed 23 June 2016)
- philomytha: Favourite Vorkosigan fics (accessed 23 June 2016)
- Consensus Realities: Vorkosigan Fics (accessed 23 June 2016)