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Day 7

Create Something


Firstly, to fulfill that requirement in the allotted time of the challenge, here is what I created. This was for [personal profile] dancing_serpent's Day 6 Wishlist. It's Criminal Minds, which is something I love a lot, and yet, have never written for. I actually don't know how much I could really write for the fandom, as last night, getting into this psycho's head was way too much fun and entirely too easy. :((


Seared with Scars (1005 words) by tjs_whatnot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Aaron Hotchner, Vincent Perotta
Additional Tags: Angst
Summary:

Two sides of the same coin...



Secondly, all my holiday fics have now been revealed so I can post them here. Even though I don't usually put this stuff in a public post, fuck it, why not?
Fest Fics )

Now, ONTO [community profile] chocolateboxcomm!!!

And also hopefully filling other wishes for Snowflakers!

♥♥
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UGH! EVERY YEAR I FAIL AT THIS LETTER WRITING THING! I AM SO SORRY!

But, never fear! I am here now and I will give you all the love, encouragement and helpful tidbits to help make this an amazeball Yule Season for us both!

Hello!

I'm so glad we have at least one tiny fandom in common, that means I already love you and think you have impeccable taste!

So, I guess I bit about my likes/dislikes in general and then I'll wax poetic about my fandom loves and give you some ideas and whatnot, yes? Okay, let's begin:

Things I'm a fan of:

Gen

Character studies
Characters dealing with their shit
Relationships that just barely work, or shouldn't but somehow do.
Found families/chosen families
Journeys (both the physical of travel and also spiritual/mental)
A/Us (both canon divergent, what-ifs and completely taking the characters--though retaining what makes them them obvs--out of the canon and dumping them anywhere else (I'll give specific ideas below).
Fusions/crossovers
angst
hurt/comfort
hi-jinks and shenanigans
witty dialogue
epistolary stories or elements
geography or location so rich and real it's another character

Relationships
Everything on the gen list still applies, but also:
Pining
feeeeeeelings
coming out
dealing with new feelings
mixed signals
awkwardness
sexual exploration

Things I'm less a fan of:

PWP-- I don't mind sex, or kinks, but I'd also really like some substance and reasoning coming into play. But if you're here for treats, ALL THE PORNZ!!
Incest/chan/rape fantasy
Extreme kinks-- sexual exploration is one thing, watersports/pony play is quite another. Worried you might cross the line, contact [personal profile] redsnake05 she knows where my line is.
sappy, happy, overly fluffy-- unless you're here for treats, then tell me a cute little happy story about bunnies and kitties if that's your thing. :)
character bashing

And I think that's about it. Now, on to the fandoms!

Sirens (Brian and Voodoo)

Ace myself, I'm always looking for my representation in any show I watch, so imagine how fucking jazzed I was when I met Voodoo and how very sad I was that the show was so short lived. I'd love, love, love to see anything with these two-- or even just one of them if you wanted to do some sort of character study--either more during the show's run that we didn't see, or expounding on what we did see, or, or taking us into the future. Maybe they get back together and how does that work? Can they make each other happy and if not, why not? If they just remain friends, how would that work?

Hart of Dixie (Wade, Lavon and George)

I just discovered this show a few months ago and DEVOURED it! It hits so many of my favorite things. Quirky towns people (though a bit more Gilmore Girls than Northern Exposure) and fish out of water, and also that teen-romance type thing like Dawson's Creek--it is really SOO very much Dawson's Creek for adults (I mean, come on! Zoe/Wade are SOOOOO Joey/Pacey, imorite?!?!)

And while I just put these three boys, don't feel that you can't include anyone else, or that you have to ship them with each other, or really anyone else, though you certainly can. I just really like the idea of hearing more about the town before Zoe came to town and brought us with her. So, feel free to explore more of the Lavon/Lemon relationship, or the George/Lemon or I'd love to hear about some of the shenanigans Wade, George (and Lemon) got into in highschool. (And while she wasn't nominated so feel free to ignore, I am a big, big fan of Annabell so anytime you want to include her in the shenanigans, feel free.) ♥

Really, I just want to live in the world of the show for a bit more to get over the fact that I have no more canon to consume.

Mary Poppins (Bert and Mary)

Now this love has been in my soul for pretty much my whole life and still dominates my thoughts and feelings. Basically, I still want to be Mary Poppins when I grow up.

A few ideas for you:
The Mary was Bert's Nanny Theory

Mary is a Time Lord and Bert was a Companion

Mary Poppins got expelled from Hogwarts

Basically, I am giving you permission to get freaky with this one. ;)


Dawson's Creek Any

This has always been my guilty pleasure as I was WAYYY past the age of its target audience by the time it came out. I just couldn't help it, I loved the language of it and the self-awareness of it. During the run of the show, I shipped Joey/Pacey pretty hard, I loved the relationship between Dawson/Jen in the college years and would have loved to see that played out more. I loved Jack (though I can't remember if he was actually nommed) and pretty much shipped him with everyone. Pacey and Joshua Jackson is my boo. ♥ So, any fun you want to have with any of that, go for it!

In the years that have passed since it's end, I've also toyed with the idea of Pacey/Jen after I wrote a story for Yuletide once. I'm also in love with the way the actors (mainly Joshua and James) reference and pay tribute to their time on the show. (I just mainlined the entire Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 and it made me love JVB in a way I never did while he was Dawson.) So, if you want to do something with that--not RPF really, but you know in that last episode where there were actors playing their parts? What if Dawson and the gang were just actors? What sort of hi-jinks would they get into off-set.

Or you know, a bakery AU or something. ;) Whatever... I just love these knucleheads. ♥

Northern Exposure (Joel and Marilyn)

Okay, I know I'm really limiting myself by only signing up with these two characters, so truly, write whatever inspires you in this fandom and I will love it. Last year I got this piece of amazing NE/WTNV fusion that not in a million years would I have been creative enough to actually request. So, part of me wants to just leave you a blank slate.

But... I guess I should clarify a bit why I asked for Marilyn and Joel specifically. I just love their relationship soooo much. How puzzled and frazzled she made him, how they cared about each other in a very bizarre and endearing way. Remember that time that Marilyn went to Seattle and Joel was so worried he followed her there? How adorable and unnecessary that was? God I loved that episode.. them just walking down the street doing exactly what she wants to do. ♥ ♥ So, anything that explores that relationship would be amazing.

Wonder Boys Any

I love Terry/James, but what I really, really love is the relationship between Terry and Grady. I'd just love to read more about their takes on the author/editor dynamic, more drug fueled shenanigans. Maybe they go on a road trip? Maybe they have to go and save James again in some way... or maybe he's lost somewhere and they have to piece together clues to sort out his truths and fictions to collect him. I also really love Hannah, so feel free to throw her into the mix if you'd like.




So, those are just a few ideas and suggestions, take what works, dismiss all that doesn't... or all of it really. I trust you. I trust your judgement, I mean, you love what I love, you have to be awesome. *nods*

And again, I apologize that this took so long to get up and finished. :(
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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something.


I might come back and create something later. All those above suggestions sound fun and doable... but not right now. Right now I'm going to spend this time and space to pay tribute to other people's creations.

Recs Under Here )
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HELLO!

How are you? Good? I hope so. Excited to write something magical? Awesome! I'm dying to read something glorious myself. This is going to be awesome! ♥

In general I am very hard to disappoint and am VERY enthusiastic about the things I love, and of course these things I requested are things I love--A LOT. So, this should be easy and fun for you.

First, I'll give you a bit about my likes in general and then I'll get into the nitty-gritty specifics. I like STORY and CHARACTER and character development. I like dialogue heavy stories and emotional turmoil stories and characters dealing-with-their-shit stories. I'm not too fussed with happily ever after, but am a sucker for hopeful endings, or endings that leave something to the imagination (without reading as unfinished).

I'm equally jazzed for witty dialogue and hijinks as I am in angst and working through trauma, so where ever your inspiration takes you. I also am a lover of fusions, AUs and crossovers as well as world building and character study. Like I said before, there is really very few ways you can disappointment me.

But I guess that leads into what I'm not really looking for... PWP (I mean sex is fine, lovely even, but it's got to have more than that, cool?), incest in anyway, sugary-sweet fluff (funny is great, happy is lovely, but I'd like some depth with my fun little happy story).

Basically, think of all the rest of this letter as helpful suggestions and nothing more. If you love the characters, are tender to them and weave them around a story, wrap them lovingly with language and consideration, I’ll be the happiest recip ever.

Hmmm. Now, what did I request again? Let's see.

To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus and Scout Finch

I love this book so very much! SO VERY!! And I know that I put Scout and Atticus, but it doesn't need to be both of them. And you can add anyone you want (especially Boo Radley, OMG, I love me some Boo!) but I'd like the story to feature either Scout or Atticus (or both).

Now, if you signed up for this in hope to write a story that encompasses both TKAM and GSAW let me tell you that I fully support this and would LOVE that. But also to tell you that I have not read GSAW. I want to, I really do, but I'm terrified. So if you want to write an in-between story, a story that would help ease me into taking the plunge to read the sequel, I would love you forever. But, if you too haven't read it, no worries, I'm very happy to get anything in this universe. Want some prompts? Canon through Atticus' eyes. Or something about the family before the story began. Maybe Atticus starts seeing someone and how does that affect the children? Or maybe Boo and Scout become some sort of pen pals? Scout takes it upon herself to befriend Boo in different ways and Atticus trying to stop her to no avail.

Glass Family Saga - J. D. Salinger Buddy Glass

Again, I put Buddy, but that doesn't mean all the others can't be involved as well. Buddy is just my favorite and I'd really like a story where he's the protagonist, not just the narrator or the piece-picker-upper. I'd really like a story where they all have to rally together on his behalf, either before or after all the Glass family canon. I know some people don't like kiddie fics, but I'd be fascinated to read a story about this family as children geniuses. How must it have been to be in the family, to raise that family? Maybe some Glass style shenanigans, or bonding... or both. Or maybe just a Buddy character study. I'll admit, it's been a really long since I've read these books--but back in the day, I read them ALOT-- and I'd really just like to revisit them for a while. ♥

The Way (2010) Any character

I'm pretty sure no one signed up to write this, so I'm pretty sure you're not here for this detail, so I'll just use this space to recommend highly this amazing movie. And also to inform that it is now streaming on Netflix and Amazon... and if you were wondering, I would have ABSOLUTELY no problem with a RPF of this story and will point out to you while the father and son Estevez and Sheen were making this gorgeous movie, Charlie was having his very famous meltdown... Let that soak in... ♥

Miranda (TV) Miranda and Gary

Miranda♥Gary. I love them so. And yes, it seems as if their story is complete and they live happily ever after (and I am beyond happy about that) but that doesn't mean I don't want more of their shenanigans--just maybe without some of that last few episodes angst please. Does Gary actually get Miranda out of the country FINALLY? Do they take Stevie on their honeymoon? Do they ever have their two kids Cliff Richards and Richard Richards, or Orlando and Bloom? Really, any bit of these two would be just lovely. And I'd totally be up for a crossover/fusion or A/U with these guys, or maybe a pre-canon uni type thing.

Northern Exposure Ed, Chris and Joel

I just finished a complete rewatch of this series and am now ready to delve wholeheartedly into fic based on it. And while I love all the characters (well, most of them, Maurice skeeves me more and more as I get older), I'd really love something that focuses on any (or all) of the listed characters. I don't care if it's gen, het or slash, whose in a relationship with who, I just want to read about these quirky and crazy people. I love Joel's transformation throughout the series and wouldn't mind anything with him from any time period, though this time watching, I gotta say, I wish there was more of his time in the woods becoming one with Alaska. I'd love to see more of Ed and his obsession with movies--what would he think of modern movie making? Does he ever make his blockbuster? IF so, what does that do to him. And Chris, sweet crazy Chris. There is literally nothing you could do with that man that I wouldn't adore.

And though they weren't nommed so you can do with this what you want, or nothing at all, but I love, love, love beyond reason Marilyn and would love to see her featured some way in this--especially if you focus on Joel. I love them together. ♥ ♥ And again, I would be quite okay with crossover/fusions or A/Us.

Just go crazy!

And above all, HAVE FUN!

See you on the other side with a crap-ton of squee and devotion!

♥♥♥
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Week One: Random Fandom


I was going to go back and read all the yuletide fics from fandoms I love in all the years I've participated. Yeah... I only got through half of the first year. Oooops.

But I do have 3 very different stories to share with you from that small amount of fic I read. Basically, in my experience, yuletide (at least in the fandoms I enjoy) almost always puts out the very best fic. So, mostly I'd just like to recommend going to the list of fandoms and finding your faves.

Recs Under Here )

Now I'm going to go and READ ALL THE WHITE COLLAR FIC!! w000000t!
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There are things that happen every year that I forget about until they are upon us and then I scramble to make them work. Things like Fandom Snowflake Challenge and Rectober, that I love the idea of and try and participate, but don't get done half the things I wanted.

Then there are things that have become habit and have helped me mark time in fandom for so long that I start gearing up for months (and sometimes up to almost a year before) like Yuletide.

This year is no different. It is October 2nd and I am just now reminded that Rectober is a thing that exists in the world and that it is an awesome thing that I totally want to do.

This time, unlike other times, I actually have the time and ability to really do it right. I even have built in things happening that will help me organize themes.

Week One: Random Fandom

As Yuletide noms are upon us and I am once again getting that Yuletide frenzy that washes over me from the moment noms open, I will devote the first weeks recs to stories that were written for the fest. I have a lot of things bookmarked to read from the years I've participated that I will devour this week. Also, I'll probably rec things that I already have, if there things that even now I go back and revisit. Chances are the people who visit my journal now aren't the same that were here last time. The ones who are will forgive me this, yes?

Week Two: White Collar

Columbus Day weekend I will be at the White Collar Meet Up here in the D.C. area hanging out with other fans, writers and artists and we will be writing and squeeing like mad, and I will be reading ALL THE FIC! I'm super excited about this! I will be back at the end of the week with recs of the best of what I read.

Week Three: Harry Potter

By the end of the month I will be (hopefully) done with my HoggyWarty Thinger Bobber fest fic and will be ready to read all the HP fics I've missed, or (lets be honest) go back and re-read some of my very favorites. And so I will be back here giving you a (hopefully) huge list of HP stories of many pairings and genres that you should probably just take my word for and read. ♥

Week Four: MishMash

Because, lets be honest, the chances that I make it to the fourth week are extremely slim, but on the occasion that I do, I'll keep it open to what I rec... what I read and fall in love with. Maybe some Sherlock, maybe some Doctor Who... who knows.

This shall be fun, yes?

Who else is doing this? Anyone?
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♥♥

I have a lot of recs to make. I've been reading a shit ton of stories during the break. \o/

But, for now (I'm holding off some because I know that will be something required of me for the upcoming Fandom Snowflake Challenge) here are some amazing fics that I received as gifts for no other reason than I've been a very good person this year. Mostly.

First, from Kinky Kristmas at Daily Deviant.

The Seven Year Itch NC-17, 2,800 words, Harry/Ron and Hermione.
Summary: They'd been through worse, all for him, so Harry could deny them nothing...

asdfja;sfjasf You see, Hermione's got an itch. And it's Ron fault. The only way to cure her is for the boys to, well, you'll see.

This is just a really fun story with a lot of my favorite things: domesticity gone horrible wrong, awkward dirty talk and boys being secretly hot for each other with neither of them willing to admit it. :))

And a second gift for me at KK! I know! What have I done to deserve it?!?!

A Cunning Tongue NC-17, 4,100 words, Harry/Luna/Snape
Summary: There are so many ways to enjoy a silver tongue.

I had asked for a Harry/Luna story, or a Snape/Luna story and then, even though I didn't imagine it in a million years would be taken a Harry/Luna/Snape story. HOLY SHIT, GUYS! This is hot! And so interestingly told. The title and the summary don't give you much in way of explanation so I'll try and do it justice myself. Luna is Snape's barrister and gets him out of prison. Then they sort of just... take care of him. As only Harry and Luna can do. ♥♥

Now for Yuletide!

Love Me Because Nothing Happens (3707 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: MASH (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce, B.J. Hunnicutt


I requested MASH because I had never read a bad story from this fandom in the fest and so I knew no matter what, I wouldn't be disappointed. And boy was I rewarded for this assumption! It is hurty and comforty and has an exquisite Hawkeye and Hunnicut is flawless in this. Just...


*sob*
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Why, hello there!

How are you? Feeling good? Excited to get started?

Me too!

This is going to be the BEST Yuletide yet, I can just feel it!

So, without further ado:

Generally Speaking:

In general I am very hard to disappoint and am VERY enthusiastic about the things I love, and of course these things I requested are things I love--A LOT. So, this should be easy and fun for you.

A bit about my likes in general and then I'll get into the nitty-gritty. I like STORY and CHARACTER and character development. I like dialogue heavy stories and emotional turmoil stories and characters dealing-with-their-shit stories. I'm not too fussed with happily ever after, but am a sucker for hopeful endings, or endings that leave something to the imagination (without reading as unfinished). I have nothing against romance and sex, but I'd like a story that might include that but not be entirely about that.

I love experimental stylings, so feel free to use this opportunity to explore that epistolary story you've always wanted to write, or that second person risk you've always wanted to take. Always wanted to tell a story entirely through text messages? Go for it! Oh, which leads me to the next thing... humor. It's not necessary (especially in the Inkheart request) but it is muchly appreciated. I love me some angst too, so that's cool, but I'm a sucker for witty dialogue and hijinks. I'm also a sucker for AU and crossovers.

Basically, think of all the rest of this letter as helpful suggestions and nothing more. If you love the characters, are tender to them and weave them around a story, wrap them lovingly with language and consideration, I’ll be the happiest Yuletider ever.

By Fandom:

Inkheart Series:

OMGOMGOMG! You can not believe how excited I am that this was nommed this year. For the last four or so years I have nommed this series in anything it was eligible to nom it in and NOT ONCE were there any other people who requested or offered to write it that wasn't me. So this year I had given up on it happening and then squealed like a lunatic when I saw someone else nommed it! If it was you, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I can't be the only one who, after reading the series, wanted to DEVOUR all the fics in all the world about this universe and these characters! And yet, I was shocked with how little there was out there. I feel I've read them all and yet haven't had nearly enough. And yes, what is out there is mostly Mo/Dustfinger, so I feel weird asking for more, but like I said, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH!

Their story is just RIFE with emotions and plot fills and tell-me-mores and I want them all! Not sure if you've read/are offering the entire series or just the first one so will put this under a white out thinger. I want to know more about their journey to and from the land of death, I want to know more about their connection after their return. I'd also like to know more about the process of Dustfinger first coming out of the book, how was that very first meeting? How did Mo feel about the responsibility? How could it all have been different?

I'm not too fussed about it being a shippy story, gen is completely fine. Character building is also fine. You don't even have to include both of them really. Maybe you want to delve deep into a bit of Dustfinger backstory? Maybe a moment or two in Mo's life (either before or after the series begins or after it ends), that would be lovely. I just love these guys so much!




To Kill a Mockingbird Really anything goes with this. Maybe Boo and Scout become penpals or something. Maybe a story about Atticus before he had children, or before he lost his wife, or when he was a kid? Maybe Boo as a kid? Maybe just a snippet of a thing with Jem and Scout sitting at Atticus' knee as he tells them some story. ANYTHING besides incest WOULD BE ACES!




One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ANYTHING! I don't want/need it to be shippy or anything. I'd just love either a A/U ending where Chief doesn't smother McMurphy with a pillow (wait, does that happen in the book or movie? I can't remember... ooops, spoiler?) but instead they find some way to escape and they have some roadtrip shenanigans of some sort. Or maybe even just some lovely moments of McMurphy telling stories to Chief not thinking any of it was resonating with the man, only to have subtle signs that Chief was paying attention to every word he heard. Again, ANYTHING would be awesome!




Smoke Signals I'll be honest, I'm way more familiar with the short story and the collection it is included in than I am the movie. I've only seen it a few times, but the book I've read about a million times. There is nothing you could do with these characters that I wouldn't love and be intrigued by. NO LIE.

Just a warning (though, I'm sure since you offered to write it--if that is, you are here for this request and not one of the others--you are the last person who needs this warning... still) while I'm not from the tribe portrayed in the movie/book, I am from the town that is featured. Alexie is like my very own hometown hero, so please handle the material with respect and understanding.




M*A*S*H* I have just loved every story I've read in Yuletide written for this fandom and so am tossing my hat in the ring to ask for it. I love Hawkeye and his humor and how it masks a very deep and angstastic pain. I love the conversations he has with Sidney and I love the relationship of mentor/hero he has with Radar and would love any fic about any of them. Or about just one of them, actually.

This would be a great time to get out the ol' epistolary vibe out and give me some letters--either between any of the three (maybe a future fic?) or letters back home type things. I always loved the premise of story telling through the Letters to Home premise. This show was soooo good at that!




Miranda I just discovered this series a few months ago and since discovering, have watched all three series about a gazillion times--give or take a million. I love it so much I can't even...

I haven't read any fic for it though, so don't worry about telling stories that have already been told. They haven't been told to me. ;)

What I'd really want of course is the What the Hell Next story! What does she decide? How does this all affect Mike's original offer and how does that all play out. I ship Miranda/Gary like I've never shipped a het couple in my life, but you take the fic any direction you want, as long as you sell me on it.

Or you can write something else entirely. Maybe a 10 Years Later... fic. Maybe they all go their separate ways and then one of them comes a calling when they're 45 because they are "safety spouses" and one of them is there to collect. ♥ ANYTHING REALLY!





And that's it. Have fun! See you on the other side with all my love and adoration for your dedication to characters we love! ♥♥♥

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
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Why, hello there!

How are you? Feeling good? Excited to get started?

Me too!

This is going to be the BEST Yuletide yet, I can just feel it!

So, without further ado:

Generally Speaking:

In general I am very hard to disappoint and am VERY enthusiastic about the things I love, and of course these things I requested are things I love--A LOT. So, this should be easy and fun for you.

A bit about my likes in general and then I'll get into the nitty-gritty. I like STORY and CHARACTER and character development. I like dialogue heavy stories and emotional turmoil stories and characters dealing-with-their-shit stories. I'm not too fussed with happily ever after, but am a sucker for hopeful endings, or endings that leave something to the imagination (without reading as unfinished). I have nothing against romance and sex, but I'd like a story that might include that but not be entirely about that.

I love experimental stylings, so feel free to use this opportunity to explore that epistolary story you've always wanted to write, or that second person risk you've always wanted to take. Always wanted to tell a story entirely through text messages? Go for it! Oh, which leads me to the next thing... humor. It's not necessary (especially in the Inkheart request) but it is muchly appreciated. I love me some angst too, so that's cool, but I'm a sucker for witty dialogue and hijinks. I'm also a sucker for AU and crossovers (Sorkin meets Sorkin YES PLEASE!).

Also, I just realized writing all this up, that apparently this season, I seem to be in the mood for narratives told by an outsider of some sort, so there’s that… I guess.

Basically, think of all the rest of this letter as helpful suggestions and nothing more. If you love the characters, are tender to them and weave them around a story, wrap them lovingly with language and consideration, I’ll be the happiest Yuletider ever.

By Fandom:

Inkheart Series:

I can't be the only one who, after reading the series, wanted to DEVOUR all the fics in all the world about this universe and these characters! And yet, I was shocked with how little there was out there. I feel I've read them all and yet haven't had nearly enough. And yes, what is out there is mostly Mo/Dustfinger, so I feel weird asking for more, but like I said, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH!

Their story is just RIFE with emotions and plot fills and tell-me-mores and I want them all! I want to know more about their journey to and from the land of death, I want to know more about their connection after their return. I'd also like to know more about the process of Dustfinger first coming out of the book, how was that very first meeting? How did Mo feel about the responsibility? How could it all have been different?

There is also, though, the relationship between Dustfinger and Resa. MAN, so much wasn't said in that relationship. How did Resa feel while she was reunited with Mo but still had these feelings for Dustfinger? And then to watch her husband become more and more connected and emotionally invested in Dustfinger, how did that feel? If ever there was a relationship that demanded a threesome whether emotionally or sexually, it was them, am I right?

Meggie is just all things lovely, and while you can disregard this and write any story you want, I'd really like her to be the narrator, as in, I'd love to read a story where she learns to control her own story.

Really, any story with any combination of characters would be aces! Only one request-- incest freaks me the fuck out, so please, please keep Meggie just the daughter and nothing else, cool?




The Newsroom:

First season Charlie Skinner and Sloan Sabbith were tied for my favorite character and Don Keefer my least. Second season Don totally won me over and I adore him. But what I really liked in the second season (well, there were a lot of things-- wasn’t that second season SO MUCH better than the first? I mean, don’t get me wrong, one was good, but two? OMG! SO MUCH BETTER!!!) Uh-hum, anyway, what I really liked was the Sloan and Neal hijinks. I also love Sloan and Charlie interactions… and of course Sloan and Don interactions. *sigh*

As for ideas: Maybe Neal’s Blog Posts (whether the ones he writes for the network, or his own), or one of those 5 Times Neal Had To Be Designated Driver or something… IDK… surprise me! ♥




Arrested Development:

Have to admit, haven’t read any fic for this fandom, so forgive me if my suggestions are cliched and whatnot. Basically I’d just like either the Tony/GOB storyline explored, because OMG! Are they in love now or what?!?!

That not your thing? That’s okay. I’d also love just about anything you want to write about the relationship between George Michael and Michael Bluth (mind the no-incest rule) and how Michael gives everything to everyone while also treating his own son--who he claims to love more than anything--like shit. How he disregards him CONSTANTLY and basically (sometimes) treats George Michael how the rest of his family treats him and just so wholesome and all things lovely George Michael is… until he isn’t. ;)

Or whatever.




The Sparrow:

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I feel incredibly greedy even requesting for this fandom, since my last year gift was this glorious fic. But, there really can not be enough Sparrow fic in the world.

I didn’t put any characters on my sign up because there is nothing and no one I wouldn’t want to read about in this canon. I will tell you though, Emilio Sandoz is pretty much my spirit animal. I spend a lot of time thinking of him and wishing he could be happy all the rest of his days. Also, just want you to know that I have read (and loved) Children of God too, so if you need/want to incorporate any of the elements of that book, you are more than welcome too.




Northern Exposure:

Okay, I love Marilyn Whirlwind beyond reason. And in this new re-watch I’m currently almost finished with, I really fell in love with the relationship with Marilyn and Joel. I love how she can exasperate him, as she also lets him talk out all his issues by just sitting there and listening as he sorts himself out. I also really loved the episode when he worried about her in Seattle so much that he went down there to find her. I know it’s a bit paternalistic and slightly overbearing, but it was also sort of endearing and the last scene of them just walking down the street doing exactly what she wanted to do was super sweet.

I’d love a story about them. Or a sweet little romance between her and Enrico, maybe a What If. What if she decided to go away with him, or what if he decided to settle down.

Also Chris. Chris doing anything makes me happy. Or (and I notice this is a trend with all my requests) maybe the story can be narrated by Chris regardless who it’s about.




Elementary:

This is another fandom where I didn’t mention any characters because there is no way you could go wrong with me with any of these characters. I’d love anything from world-building to character study.

Or, if you want specific ideas, I’d love Sherlock’s drug use to become A THING. What I loved from the get-go in this series as opposed to other tellings (don’t get me wrong, I love EVERY Sherlock and love the many different interpretations) is that they would be dealing with his addiction.

What I’d sort of love to see is what Joan would do if he actually relapsed. I don’t know, I just would really love seeing a story where she has to doctor him back from the abyss. Nothing says Happy Holidays like withdrawal. ;)

But, like I said, ANYTHING in this fandom would be aces!

And that's it. Have fun! See you on the other side with all my love and adoration for your dedication to characters we love! ♥♥♥

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!
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Recs the First: For me--Sports Night and The Sparrow plus, more Sports Night, M*A*S*H, The Newsroom, Northern Exposure, Suri’s Burn Book and The Olympics Opening Ceremony )

Of course, if you read anything you like, please make an author’s day and leave a comment. Or at the VERY least, a kudo! ♥♥
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I am drinking. Again.

And also reading!

You guys, I can't even explain to you how very glorious my Yuletide present is! I want everyone in the world to read it! I want to shout it from the rooftops.

Sadly though, it is one of those books that very few people I know have read--I know, that's what Yuletide is about, but this author went above and beyond because not only did they write me THE SPARROW OMGOMG! They also referenced (per my request) the sequel! So, while there are a few people I know who have read The Sparrow, very few of them have read the sequel.

But if you have. Please, treat yourself right and go and read:

Patrilineage It is Emilio and John Condotti, and Felipe Reyes, and D.W. Yarborough and Supaari, and just PERFECTION! ♥♥

Also, also, I can't believe I forgot to link these to the Fandom Festivus Post of Yesterday! Everything Sounds More Official With Caps. No Lie.

White Collar and White Collar Adjacent Holiday Shenanigans )

Retro Holiday-ish Bromance FTW! )

And this one has nothing to do with bromance, White Collar or the actors that grace it, but it is one of my favorite holiday moments on any show.

Penny Gives Sheldon Leonard Nimoy For Christmas

Enjoy!

Again, I love you all!




PS--LJ you suck! This post happened hours ago on Dreamwidth. :(((((
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Where has this amazingness been all my life!?! Srsly, I am in awe and slightly intimidated by the level of lovely talent in this fest. For real, if I haven't recced it, it's because I haven't read it. I have yet to read anything in this fest that didn't have some sort of literary or lol-ish merit.

I'm even intimidated to be making recs as I've looked at everyone else's and they're all so very articulate and well described and all I want to do is flail and be ridiculously in love.

But lets see if I can do this thing: Eight Fics from Wayyyy Random Fandoms )

So that's it for now. I hope to have at least one more rec list before reveals happen.

Point me to your recs, k?

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Dear Darling Author--

First time Yuletider so I will apologize right up front if I give you a crap ton of information and very little that is actually relevant for the task at hand. I will also apologize for not really knowing what I'm doing. Hopefully it will not interfere with your process or enjoyment of creating something amazing. And I know it will be amazing. In general I am very hard to disappoint and am VERY enthusiastic about the things I love, and of course these things I requested are things I love--A LOT. So, this should be easy and fun for you.

A bit about my likes in general and then I'll get into the nitty-gritty. I like STORY and CHARACTER and character development. I like dialogue heavy stories and emotional turmoil stories and characters dealing with their shit stories. I'm not too fussed with happily ever after but am a sucker for hopeful endings, or endings that leave something to the imagination (without reading as unfinished). I have nothing against romance and sex, but I'd like a story that might include that but not be entirely about that. I love experimental stylings, so feel free to use this opportunity to explore that epistolary story you've always wanted to write, or that second person risk you've always wanted to take. Always wanted to tell a story entirely through text messages? Go for it! Oh, which leads me to the next thing... humor. It's not necessary (especially in the Inkheart request) but it is muchly appreciated. I love me some angst too, so that's cool, but I'm a sucker for witty dialogue and hijinks. I'm also a sucker for AU and crossovers (Sorkin meets Sorkin YES PLEASE!) if those are allowed.

Now, on to the specifics:




Inkheart Trilogy--Cornelia Funke

WARNING FOR SPOILERS--IF YOU WEREN'T ASSIGNED TO ME FOR THIS STORY, PLEASE DON'T READ THIS SECTION! I can't be the only one who, after reading the series, wanted to DEVOUR all the fics in all the world about this universe and these characters! And yet, I was shocked with how little there was out there. I feel I've read them all and yet haven't had nearly enough. And yes, what is out there is mostly Mo/Dustfinger, so I feel weird asking for more, but like I said, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH OUT THERE! Their story is just RIFE with emotions and plot fills and tell-me-mores and I want them all! I want to know more about their journey to and from the land of death, I want to know more about their connection after their return. I'd also like to know more about the process of Dustfinger first coming out of the book, how was that very first meeting? How did Mo feel about the responsibility? How could it all have been different.

There is also, though, the relationship between Dustfinger and Resa. MAN, so much wasn't said in that relationship. How did Resa feel while she was reunited with Mo but still had these feelings for Dustfinger? And then to watch her husband become more and more connected and emotionally invested in Dustfinger, how did that feel? If ever there was a relationship that demanded a threesome whether emotionally or sexually, it was them, am I right?

Finally, Brianna. Ahhh, Brianna: abandoned child with so many daddy issues, so many loving the wrong man issues, the need to take care of others issues. So much to explore and expand.

So yeah, there's a lot of options for you and only one warning. Incest freaks me the fuck out, so please, please keep Dustfinger and Brianna father and daughter and nothing else, cool?




Sports Night

A few months ago, I re-watched this entire series again and fell in love all over again! (It's streaming on Netflix if you need to refresh your memory)

Don't get me wrong, I love me some delicious bantery bromance and enjoy Casey/Dan for all these reasons, but I want something a bit different here. I want the relationship between Dan and Natalie explored. Not to say there can't be Casey and Jeremy involved in some way, but I'd really like to see some Dan and Natalie being best friends (or more) and being there for each other in some way. It could be back story, future fic (maybe they both find jobs somewhere else, wind up working for drones and spending their time reminiscing) or anything else really.

Or... remember Sam? I LOVED Sam! And as much as I'd love to see the relationship of Sam and Dana explored (for many, many reasons, the major one being Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy=RL OTP) I can't help but remember how devoted Sam was to Isaac (and who doesn't love and want more Isaac fic in the world? ♥) So, their backstory would be smashing!

Of course, it goes without saying for this story, dialogue is KEY! Not saying it needs to be EXACTLY like the show, but as close to Sorkinese as you can get would be golden. :))




The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven--Sherman Alexie

♥♥ If you were assigned to me for this story, I already LOVE YOU BEYOND REASON! Sherman Alexie is one of my all time favorite authors and this book is my fave!

I listed Thomas and Victor to make it easy for you as they are featured in most of the short stories in the collection (and in a few other novels of his I believe) so there is a lot of stories you could tell about them. If you're looking for something specific in a prompt I'll just give you these hints: I am a SUCKER for road trip stories and so there's "This is what it means to say Phoenix Arizona" to guide you, but I'm also a sucker for AUs and What Ifs, so go to town with that premise. :))

But, if you're up for the challenge, my VERY favorite story in that book, my VERY favorite character is James Many Horses from the story "The Approximate Size of My Favorite Tumor." I love his sense of humor and the way he deals (and doesn't deal) with his illness. I love the relationship between him and his wife and would just love to read more from their POVs, more of their story. Tell me more about how they met. How he wooed her. They talked of imaginary children but maybe a story of why they didn't have any or if they wanted them or not. What their first fight was like, or how she dealt with his death (if you want to go that downer route). Or, if you want to tell a epistolary story, tell me what those letters "FROM THE DEATH BED OF JAMES MANY HORSES III" said, what hers said.

Anything really. If you need a refresher on this and don't have the book handy, you can find it online here.

Just a small warning on this request... I'm not saying you have to BE from the Spokane tribe to write this story, but please, please check your facts and don't assume that all tribes are alike. I'm figuring that if you are familiar enough with Alexie to offer to write it, you are aware of this, but it doesn't hurt to put that out there. I'm not Spokane myself, but I am Indian and I am from there, so yeah... get it right is all I ask (or barring that, just don't get it HORRIBLY wrong, cool?)




Lamb--Christopher Moore

Okay, this was my freebie request, the one I didn't nominate but instantly *grabby handed* when I saw it. I love this story and these characters sooooo much! ♥

But, since I wasn't expecting to ask for it, I haven't put as much thought into what exactly I want. (LOL Not that the other requests were chocked full of info) So, pretty much anything goes for this request. If you need a specific prompt, I guess what I'd really like is a continuation of the story. Biff and Maggie in their current reality, dealing with modern time and the changing beliefs of Christianity--but keep it haha funny if you can. :)) Maybe they find the second coming? How would that reunion go down?

(I might have made it painfully aware that I've not read this book in a long time, so obvs, canon accuracy isn't uber important.) ♥




That's it. Have fun! See you in a month with all the love and adoration in the world. Prepare yourself! ♥♥

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