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14 October 2012 @ 07:21 pm
Dear Yuletide writer,

Firstly, thank you so much for writing in one of my beloved fandoms. I’m really looking forward to reading whatever you decide to write! I’ve also tried to offer a few different “fic I’d like” options, because it’s important to me that you write something that you’re happy with, too.

This letter is, basically, in three parts: first, the generic about-my-tastes stuff that applies to all of my requests; secondly, details about each of my requests; and lastly, a massive tl;dr about some of the things I love about my requested fandoms and/or characters. This last section is really only there if you're looking for extra information, so feel free not to read it or to disregard it completely.

Unfortunately my LJ is all but abandoned for most of the year. However, if you want to try and figure out my tastes and preferences beyond even what I’ve detailed below or just have a slightly frustrating time stalking me, I do have a (also infrequently used) Tumblr, which includes a list of my top ten favourite fic; and you can also check out my own fic on ao3, since not unusually I tend to write what I like!

My requests this year are largely similar to requests I made last year, so feel free to read last year’s Dear Santa letter for a slightly different take on my wants. (Some of my tastes have changed since then, but I’m not really that fussy if push comes to shove.)

Here is some general info about my preferences:
  • Most importantly: I really love female characters. I definitely prefer fic which heavily involves at least one lady character, and preferably more than that. I also really like lady POV stuff, although I appreciate with some of my requests that may not be feasible!
  • Shipping wise, I tend to lean towards shipping everything and everyone, usually with a few ships I really like and a few I really don't like. I've listed a few preferences for each of the fandoms I request, just so you have some idea. I will happily read both straight and queer couplings, but I also like gen, and am perfectly OK with that too!
  • I’m pretty on the fence about sex scenes. If you’re a confident writer, go for it! If not, kissing and hugging and hand holding are pretty awesome too. No dub or non-con, please. I'm also not good with incest, underage, or huge power imbalances.
  • I don't want angst or death-fic. Not that you have to write fluff! But at the very least I'd like something that has a hopeful feeling to it.
  • I hate character bashing. I love all characters.
  • If you're writing one of my comics fandoms, AUs are always beloved and appreciated.
  • Again, if you're writing one of my comics fandoms, crossovers within each universe (ie Wonder Woman appearing in a Batgirl fic) are just fine. If you managed to crossover Batgirl with Alias I would be super impressed, but obviously that's pretty tricky even if you are familiar with both canons! I'd prefer no crossovers for Emelan or The Long Earth, though.
  • If you want to write December holiday-themed fic I am quite happy with that. (And December is summer where I live, so if you want to feature a summer festival or holiday, that is totally seasonal for me.)

The Long Earth - Stephen Baxter/Terry PratchettCollapse )

Emelan - Tamora PierceCollapse )

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19 November 2011 @ 07:53 am
Fandoms: Alias (comics), Circle of Magic Universe, Batgirl, Mawaru Penguindrum

Dear Yuletide writer,

Firstly, thank you so much for choosing to write one of my fandoms! All four are very dear to me, and I'm anxiously chewing my nails, waiting to see what amazing story you write. And it will be amazing! Have no fear about that.

I'd also like to apologise about not using my livejournal very much at all these days! It's probably not that useful in general if you're trying to figure out what I'm into. You might like to check out my Tumblr, my blog, or just flick through my fic list, since (obviously?) I write what I like.

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eta: hopefully I've managed to make this edit in time, but I just realised I said nothing about Wendy in my Batgirl sign-up. I love Wendy a whole lot, so it would be great if she got a mention, a cameo, or even a major part in any Batgirl fic :D
02 January 2011 @ 07:35 pm
It's kind of unfortunate that I can't tell which fic was written by my original Yuletide author and which were written by people who just saw the prompts and liked them! But clearly the prompt I had for Disney Princesses struck a chord, because I received three - three! - fics for it, as well as one for Skip Beat. They're all really fun, but "Faldi Faldonza" is the pick of the bunch, because it is just so amazing - the amount of thought that went into getting all three princesses in the same place, the characterisation, the way that the plot allows all three women to shine without ruining any of their princes - and, just. You should all read it.And then read the others, too.


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I wrote three fics this year! I'm really proud of my assigned story (the fairy tale) - the other two were just spur of the moment things and could probably do with some serious editing.

Title: The Winter of Wolf
Fandom: Little Red Riding Hood / Fairy Tales
Characters: The Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, Woodcutter
Word count: 5,324
Summary: Wolf's people have been waiting for the rains to come ever since she was born, and Wolf is determined to do something about it. But bringing Winter to her village may mean making a huge sacrifice - and going face to face with the woodsman with the axe...

Title: A Mother's Lot
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Characters: Molly Blackett
Word count: 544
Summary: Molly Blackett has always worried about her daughters.

Title: Five times a woman couldn't make a difference (and one time she definitely did)
Fandom: Tortall
Characters: Beka Cooper, Alanna of Trebond, Veraldaine Sarrasri, Lalasa Isran, Alianne Cooper, OFC
Word count: 954
Summary: Even the strongest of women can't be successful every time. [Trigger warning! For mentions of rape!]

Current Music: Special Affections - "It's not my party"
Title: another time (around the wheel) [part three of three]
Main Characters: The Triplets, Grizel Cochrane, Beth Chester, Simone Lecoutier, The Doctor.
Rating/Warning: G
Word count: 14,377

part one <--------
part two <--------
She had felt like she was standing on the edge of something, something joyeux.Collapse )

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Title: another time (around the wheel) [part two of three]
Main Characters: The Triplets, Grizel Cochrane, Beth Chester, Simone Lecoutier, The Doctor.
Rating/Warning: G
Word count: 14,377

part one <--------

"Why do – why do Nancy and I get to be healthy when Babs isn’t?”Collapse )

--------> part three

Title: another time (around the wheel) [part one of three]
Main Characters: The Triplets, Grizel Cochrane, Beth Chester, Simone Lecoutier, The Doctor.
Rating/Warning: G
Word count: 14,377

“School?” the girl repeated. “Here? How?” Collapse )

--------> part two
15 November 2010 @ 09:18 am
Shockingly, I have actually completed three of my prompts for AU_bingo. And I've got a bunch of WIPs, too! Currently trying to write a Cass-centric slave AU which is in no way squicky, which is... just as hard as I thought it would be. And Amy Pond as an Old West bar-owning entrepreneur, which is just plain fun.

Title: The Chalet Girls
Prompt: AU - Band
Characters: Jo Bettany, Grizel Cochrane, Simone Lecoutier, Frieda Mensch, Gisela Marani
Word count: 2460
Summary: Excerpt from the ultimate documentary on the first 'girl band', The Chalet Girls.

Title: Cigarette Break
Prompt: Alternate History - personal life of a character changed
Characters: Jason Todd, Dick Grayson
Word count: 723
Summary: Between fights, Jason starts to think about growing up.

Title: ...of the rest of your life
Prompt: AU - High School
Characters: The whole damn Batfamily (almost).
Word count: 1,698
Summary: Detention isn't a great start to the year.
13 November 2010 @ 03:19 pm
Fandoms: A-Team, Batgirl, Disney Princesses, Skip Beat!

Dear Yuletide writer,

I have been very good this year...Collapse )

I love all of these fandoms and characters a whole lot, so if you find that whatever suggestions I've given are IMPOSSIBLE or REALLY STUPID don't worry, I will be really happy to receive whatever you write! And I really want you to have fun writing, too, so please don't stress out too much. I WILL LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.


Your recipient :D
26 June 2010 @ 08:55 am
These I originally wrote for meme, but I liked them enough to want to keep them! Still slowly working on the day-in-the-life-of-the-Batfamily fic, but it's on the backburner while I plot ridiculous AUs. (How excited am I about AU Bingo? So excited!)

Title: Non-Lethal Methods
Fandom: DCU
Rating: G
Characters: Jaime Reyes, Khaji-Da
AN: Totally set in the same universe as riseupwithfists' Adventures with Solitude without permission.
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Title: Night Flight
Fandom: DCU
Rating: G
Characters: Steph Brown, Kara Zor-El, Kon-El
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