abluestocking: (jk girl read)
Every year when fall rolls around – or, as Californians in my neck of the woods have been known to call it, “second summer” – my heart starts beating a little more quickly. Because if it’s fall, that means it’s time for Yuletide! And Yuletide, as everyone knows, is one of the highlights of the holiday season.

Welcome, dear writer. :) I love Yuletide. This will be my sixth year, and every single year has been fabulous. If you’re writing a fic for me, please know that it is incredibly hard to disappoint me. I’m like a kid in a candy store – unless it’s black licorice (i.e., on my squicks list), I pretty much covet anything and everything. I want you to write something you enjoy and love, in one of the fantastic fandoms we share. Does half a prompt inspire you, but you want to mix-and-match it with half of a prompt from another fandom section? Go for it! Do you have a wonderful idea that only really has space for one/some of my requested characters? That’s fine! Do you want to ignore my fandom prompts and take your cue from one of my general likes instead? Fabulous!

Finally, I have received some truly magnificent gift fic over the past five Yuletides. I just want to thank all my authors again. You’re wonderful. ♥

Letter time!

[things I love] // [squicks and DNWs]
[Wimsey] // [Marple] // [Amelia Peabody] // [Damar] // [US Politics RPF]


things I love )

squicks and DNWs )

Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers )

Miss Marple - Agatha Christie )

Amelia Peabody - Elizabeth Peters )

Damar Series - Robin McKinley )

Political RPF - US 21st c. )

Hopefully this letter has been helpful! :) If you want more info, feel free to check out my other fandoms for ideas, and/or my past letters (under the exchange letters tag). A lot of my beloved tropes and plotbunnies are panfandom (with variations, of course, for the different beloved characters), and can be stolen for other fandoms.

Thank you again for offering one of my fandoms! ♥ I know I’ll love your fic. Happy creating, and happy Yuletide!
abluestocking: (pink shawl)
Hello, lovely fellow Yuletider! I’m really happy that we’ve been matched. You obviously have excellent taste, since you’ve offered one of my fandoms. ;) But seriously, I’m really excited to see what you write. You’re awesome. ♥

Things I love: adventures, falling in love (especially when the characters don’t realise that’s what they’re doing), unreliable narrators, slow build, characters with plans, characters with plans that go wrong, characters in love who have difficulty making the first move (particularly if the person they're pining for is in love with them too and having similar troubles), epistolary fic, teasing, snark, established relationships (particularly the old-marriedness and cosy bits), kissing, thorough kissing, worldbuilding, magic, working through problems, laughter and derailments and affection during sex, cuddling, domesticity, happy endings. (More porn likes, if that’s your thing.)

Dislikes and squicks: gore, scat, torture, bestiality, under-age sex, incest, non-con. Also, I’m a vegan. This isn’t a big deal usually – feel free to have people eating cheeseburgers in the background or whatever. It’s only a squick for me if the eating of animals is graphic, dwelt on at length, and/or raw.

On to the fandoms and ships!

♥ ♥ ♥

follow me )

♥ ♥ ♥

~//~

Hopefully this has been helpful! :) If you want more info, do check out my other fandoms for ideas, and/or my past letters (under the "exchange letters" tag). A lot of my beloved tropes and plotbunnies are panfandom (with variations, of course, for the different beloved characters), and can be stolen for other fandoms.

Thank you again for offering one of my favorite fandoms! I know I’ll love your fic. Happy creating! ♥ ♥ ♥
abluestocking: (striped stockings petticoats)
Hello, lovely fellow Yuletider! I’m really happy that we’ve been matched. You obviously have excellent taste, since you’ve offered one of my fandoms. ;) But seriously, thank you for writing for me, and I’m really excited to see what you create. You’re awesome. ♥

Things I love: adventures, falling in love (especially when the characters don’t realise that’s what they’re doing), unreliable narrators, slow build, characters with plans, characters with plans that go wrong, characters in love who have difficulty making the first move (particularly if the person they're pining for is in love with them too and having similar troubles), epistolary fic, teasing, snark, established relationships (particularly the old-marriedness and cosy bits), kissing, thorough kissing, worldbuilding, magic, working through problems, laughter and derailments and affection during sex, cuddling, domesticity, happy endings. (More porn likes, if that’s your thing.)

Dislikes and squicks: character-bashing (I adore all the characters I’ve nominated), gore, scat, torture, bestiality, under-age sex, incest, non-con. Also, I’m a vegan. This isn’t a big deal usually – feel free to have people eating cheeseburgers in the background or whatever. It’s only a squick for me if the eating of animals is graphic, dwelt on at length, and/or raw.

On to the fandoms and ships!

(Final note: I’m trying something slightly different this Yuletide, which is to be relatively concise. Feel free to check out earlier exchange letters to get a fuller sense of things/situations/plotbunnies I like, if you’re into that. :) Many of my plotbunnies and general likes could easily carry over into other fandoms.)

♥ ♥ ♥

Fandoms )

♥ ♥ ♥

~//~

Okay, hopefully I’ve kept to my resolution of being more concise this time, while still giving you enough info and ideas! If you still want more, do check out my other fandoms for ideas, and/or my past letters. A lot of my beloved tropes and plotbunnies are panfandom (with variations, of course, for the different beloved characters.)

Thank you again for offering to write one of these fandoms, dear writer! I know I’ll love your fic. Happy writing! ♥ ♥ ♥
abluestocking: (Default)
Hello, lovely Yuletide author-to-be! I am beyond excited that we’ve been matched. You’re already most awesome for signing up to Yuletide and for offering at least one of the fandoms of my heart. Everything above that is gravy. I will adore you and whatever you write, don’t worry. <333

You’ll already have my requests, which I’ve copied down below as well. This letter will go into more detail (and periodically swerve into squee, because this is my third year doing Yuletide and it just makes me so blissfully happy). If you already have an idea and want to get writing, go for it! But if you'd like a little more insight into me and my requests, read on. :)

Before getting to the fandoms, a few general notes: I love all kinds of fic – gen, femslash, slash, het, it's all good. Whichever way your muse takes you is fine (although I'd love it if the story had some plot and/or characterisation as well as its porn, if you go in that direction). ♥

Things I love: gen adventures, falling in love (especially when the characters don’t realise that’s what they’re doing), unreliable narrators, slow build, characters with plans, characters with plans that go wrong, characters in love who have difficulty making the first move (particularly if the person they're pining for is in love with them too and having similar troubles), teasing, snark, established relationships (particularly the old-marriedness and cosy bits), kissing, thorough kissing, worldbuilding, magic, working through problems, laughter and derailments and affection during sex, cuddling, domesticity, happy endings. (More porn likes, if that's your thing, at my Yuleporn comment.)

Dislikes and squicks: character-bashing (I adore all the characters I’ve nominated), gore, scat, torture, bestiality, under-age sex, incest, non-con. Also, I’m a vegan. This isn’t a big deal usually – feel free to have people eating cheeseburgers in the background or whatever. It’s only a squick for me if the eating of animals is graphic (e.g., character is hunting and eats their kill raw with bloody relish) and/or dwelt on at great length & detail.

On to the fandoms and requests!

Yuletide 2013 )
♥ ♥ ♥
~//~

That's all of my fandoms! If you read all of that, I am very impressed indeed. :) Sorry to chatter on so, I just love Yuletide and these fandoms so much. I've had such a wonderful time the last two Yuletides, and I know this year will be just as fantastic. Thank you again for offering to write one of these fandoms, dear writer! I know I will love your fic.

If you want to see the kinds of things I write myself (I know I check out my recipient), here are a couple of my fics from prior Yuletides. :)

No Longer a Friend of Narnia (Wicked Girls (album) - Seanan McGuire, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis).
Noah's Arkangel (Tanakh). [Warning, this one's really long, haha, but it was my assignment last year so I include it for completeness.]
Springtime in Ihistan (Damar - Robin McKinley).
Wicked Wiles (Fairy Tales and Related Fandoms, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)).
A Novel Solution (Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen).

See you on Christmas! Happy Yuletide writing, and thank you again!

♥♥♥
abluestocking: (blue bonnet)
Hello, lovely Yuletide author-to-be! I am beyond excited that we have been matched. You are already most awesome for signing up to Yuletide and for offering at least one of my fandoms. Everything above that is gravy. I will adore you and whatever you write, don’t worry. <333

As you will have seen, I already wrote a bit about each of my requests on the signup form. I’ll include those bits in the letter again for easy reference, but this will mostly be a letter about my fandoms and my characters and why/how much I love them. :D Yuletide inspires a lot of squee in me.

Before I get to the fandoms, here are some general notes: I love all kinds of fic – gen, slash, het, femslash, three(+)somes. Whichever way your muse takes you is fine (although I'd love it if the story had some plot as well as porn, if you go in that direction). <3

Things I love: established relationships, first times, unreliable narrators, fics that don’t just pass but thoroughly pass the Bechdel test, awkwardness, characters in love who have difficulty making the first move (particularly if the one they pine for is already in love with them and having similar troubles), teasing, snark, kissing, thorough kissing, characters with plans, characters with plans that go wrong, worldbuilding, magic, working through problems, fingering, pegging, domesticity, happy endings.

Things I’d rather not see: character-bashing, scat, torture, bestiality, under-age sex, incest, non-con.

Last note: I adore each and every one of these four fandoms. I had to agonize buckets before deciding which fandoms to choose, so these are the last four standing and dearly beloved. If it seems like I squee more over one or two of them than others, this is unintentional. Pick whichever one you want and I will love you forever no matter which one it is. <333

Onwards!

Fandoms and requests )

~//~
~//~

final thoughts

As I said at the beginning, dear Yuletide author, I love each and every one of these fandoms to death. You cannot make me sad by choosing "the wrong one". There is no wrong one. <333

Oh, I should probably apologize at this point for writing you a freaking novel. xD Sorry about that. I am like that. I am never able to be concise. :D

If you have any questions about me/my likes/etc, ask [livejournal.com profile] kainosite. She'll probably know the answer. ;)

Oh, if you're the type of person to read samples of your recipient's fic (like I am), here are three of my Yuletide fics from last year (the first two are short):
A Novel Solution (Sense and Sensibility)
Springtime in Ihistan (Damar Series)
Wicked Wiles (Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms)

Thank you again so much in advance for writing for me. I will be thrilled to bits by your story, I know it. Thank you for making my Christmas a special one, and happy Yuletide! <3333333
abluestocking: (laughing in the sunshine)
Hello, dearest person! If we have been matched, I love you already. This is my first year doing Yuletide, and I'm so very excited. You're already my very favourite person for volunteering to write in one of my fandoms, and your story will make my Christmas a wonderful one indeed. <333

If you already have an idea and don't need any more input, feel free to disregard the rest of this letter! But if you'd like a little more insight into me and my requests (a tradition I'm told is a very Yuletide one), read on.

General notes: I love all kinds of fic – gen, slash, het, femslash, three(+)somes. Whichever way your muse takes you is fine (although I'd love it if the story wasn't entirely PWP). <3

Things I love: established relationships, first times, the Bechdel test, fingering, awkwardness, teasing, snark, kissing, characters with plans, characters with plans that go wrong, worldbuilding, magic, working through problems, pegging, domesticity, happy endings.

Things I’d rather not see: character-bashing (I adore all of the characters I've nominated), scat, torture, bestiality, under-age sex, incest, non-con.

On to the fandoms and requests!

Yuletide )

~//~

Hopefully this letter has helped you learn a little more about me! If you have any burning questions, you could ask [livejournal.com profile] kainosite, who I think knows pretty much what I like. ;)

Oh, if you want to look at some of my fics, there are quite a few of them. My AO3 hub is here. Here are five somewhat representative samples:

1) In Another Life - In parallel realities, three Yvettes try to stay sane and solve a mystery. [many pairings]
2) The Lights of Aeterna (Doctor Who) - A rare example of a non-lolitics fic from me. River and two Doctors. [River/Eleven, River/Eleven/Ten]
3) Laurus Nobilis - Of talking and not-talking, love and work, gags and bay leaves. [Chris Bryant/Jared Cranney]
4) The Princess of Zock - Tony Blair is abducted by aliens. Cracky. [Tony Blair/Gordon Brown, Tony Blair/OFC]
5) Fucking with Miliband - Ed Balls finds out that once upon a time Ed Miliband slept with his wife. Well, fair's fair. [Ed Balls/Yvette Cooper/Ed Miliband]

~//~

Thank you again so VERY VERY much for writing me a Yuletide fic. You are my favourite person in all the world, and I can't wait until Christmas! <333

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