maharetr: Comic and movie images of Aisha's eyebrow ring (The Losers) (Default)
( Oct. 25th, 2015 03:10 pm)
Fellow Yuletider, hi!

Whee! Here we go again! (Alt: If it's your first time, welcome!) I hope you're excited and not freaking out too much.

My general likes/dislikes have tended to stay consistent through the years. Feel free to read back through the tags below, and this year's is below, if you want.
likes/dislikes )

Fandoms! )
Yuletide writer! Wow, hi, suddenly we're here again! Welcome, if you're new to all this!

Okay, my general likes/dislikes tend to stay the same across the years (see my dear writer tag below if you want to browse past letters), but I reiterate them below, just in case ;)

This year, I'm carrying two old favourites very dear to my heart, and have found two new favourites in the fandom nomination list. The two new fandoms are fresher in my mind, so get All The Rambles. Word count doesn't correspond to amount of love; I would be equally delighted with getitng an Old Faithful filled, so to speak, as I would a more recent-to-me fandom.

Above the cut, general things!
If you're panicking about producing a fic where people have to Do Stuff, and there should probably be Plot and a Story Arc, and Character Development, and Characters Learning Shit! You totally don't have to. I'm all for 1,001 words of lazy Sunday afternoon; a bunch of vignettes or drabbles; a slice-of-life; a five-times fic; a missing scene or chapter, etc etc... I mean, if you've been bitten by a bunny that is all about the Plotty Character Development then shit yeah, run with it and be joyous. But it's not required.

I will say, though, that if you have an idea that you want to write for whatever fandom/s we've matched on? Write it. Ignore whatever I've said below and write it, seriously. If you're having a ball, that shines through no matter what you're writing, and I'll love it, too.

Likes and dislikes )

Fandoms! )

I hope that helps! If you want more info, or you have questions, you can PM [personal profile] meghanc/[tumblr.com profile] meghantopus and they'll pass messages back and forth accordingly. Good luck, and have fun (and, let's face it, stress the hell out, but I hope the fun and excite balances out!).
Ante-up Creator! Hi!

How you doing? I'm seriously excited it's that time of year again -- Losers things! I hope you're stoked, and not freaking out too badly. Hopefully you're going to look at my letter and go 'yaaay! I can do that!' If you don't... can I offer you reassuring hugs, and 'you're making something, just for me! So much love! <3.'?

Okay! This is a compilation of general notes from my Losers letter last year, and my Yuletide letter/s. You can also check out my 'dear writer' tag for the original letters.

General things! )

More specific things! )

Things I'd rather/rather not have )
If you'd like to double-check something or want more specific details, I imagine you can contact [personal profile] kate or [profile] lady_krysis and they'd pass on a message?

Best of luck! Have fun! <3
Sorry! I hope you haven't needed to be refreshing too much!

I confess that I'm cobbling this together from other letters, and you can find those under the dear writer tag, if you want... I was going to say more information, but realistically it's the same information repeated in different ways. *wry grin*

I will say, though, that if you have an idea that you want to write for whatever fandom/s we've matched on? Write it. Ignore whatever I've said below and write it, seriously. If you're having a ball, that shines through no matter what you're writing, and I'll love it, too.

General things )

Fandom-specific things )
Yuletide Author!

Whee! Hi! I hope you're not freaking out too badly, and that you're excited. If in fact, you're panicking, can I offer you a drink? :D If you'd rather not know anything beyond my initial sign up prompts, that's awesome, go forth and write!

If you're looking for some of my general likes/dislikes follow me under the cut!
 

General things!
It wasn't until I looked back at my sign up that I realised I've essentially asked exclusively for slash and femslash. That said, if you're swearing or sweating over that for whatever reason, I am totally okay with having that relationship be in the background of an otherwise gen/worldbuilding/plotty epic/individual's character study/five times/series of vignettes-fic. I'm also delighted by any "level" of depiction of the relationship: from handholding and shy kisses to kinky rough sex. :D

If you're panicking about producing a fic where people have to Do Stuff, and there should probably be Plot and a Story Arc, and Character Development, and Characters Learning Shit! You totally don't have to. I'm all for 1,001 words of lazy Sunday afternoon; a bunch of vignettes or drabbles; a slice-of-life; a five-times fic; a missing scene or chapter, etc etc... I mean, if you've been bitten by a bunny that is all about the Plotty Character Development then shit yeah, run with it and be joyous. But it's not required.

Likes

I have a competency-kink a mile long. It doesn't matter what people are doing specifically, anything from baking a cake to putting together machinery. I just really enjoy watching people do things well with assurance and skill. See also: physical competency, the ability to kick someone's butt etc. :D

Intimacy.  I don't just mean sex or physical touch -- that ease you get with  someone when you've been together forever, and can hang out in their  personal space and never bump into them; all the inside jokes you build  up; knowing they're okay or not okay at a glance. That sort of thing.

Happy endings, although I get that they might not always be possible. If a happy ending doesn't work for your fic, I'd totally go for bittersweet 'things are still fucked, but we're still together and hanging in there' in its place :D

Dislikes
For Yuletide this year, I'd rather not read rape/non-con. I have a strong embarrassment/disappointment squick, which mostly manifests in a 'person gets their hopes up about X, and then gets those hopes squashed or gets laughed at.' I can deal with it better if, by the end of the fic, the person has rationalised it as a learning experience/can laugh about it and generally doesn't feel upset anymore.

Fandoms:

Caprica (Sam Adama)
I love the relationship between Sam and Larry, and the whiplash difference between Sam being a loving husband, uncle, and general family member and his job as a brutal Ha'la'tha enforcer (dark-competency-kin ahoy!). I am mostly all about the domesticity and the banter, and the affection for each other (see: intimacy :D)

I love the bits of Tauron culture we see-- the rituals, (the tattoos especially!), and even the O.O death-before-dishonour system. If you'd rather do gen that slash, I'd love to know the story of one of Sam's tattoos (more details here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=309547004036)

Bend it like Beckham (Jess Bhamra, Jules Paxton)
Confession time: I watched this movie for the first time maybe two days before signups opened. Then I realised the movie was nominated, and stayed the hell away from the fic. I therefore fear that by saying "'movie! your heterosexuality is pastede on, yaye?' Please write me scenes from the *original* movie, where they're so obviously pining after each other..." is actually like asking you to not only reinvent the wheel, but roll it down a road that's worn smooth by a thousand others just like it.

So, uh, if the fandom is not in fact Done with writing tentative, awkward, laughing first times, be that sex, blosoming relationship and/or coming out (or staying firmly closeted) I would like to read one. *coughs* *toes dirt*


Cyteen (Justin Warrick,Grant ALX-972)
I loved Cyteen and Regenesis, but I'm craving Justin/Grant fic to round out the experience for me. The fact that their relationship is canon delights my soul, and those little touches (the horrifying note under Justin's pillow; the delightful moments in the morning after Justin gets back from Playns etc) has left me craving so much more of it (see the intimacy-like above :D). They were under so much pressure for so long and I'd love to see how they helped each other through. I'm happy for there to be explicit sex, fade to black, or no sex at all. Take it where ever you're comfortable :)

Alternately, I am always, always up for Catlin and Florian being competent and awesome. I'd rather they weren't explicitly a couple, but if you happen to have a bunny that includes them being together, then I'm game :)


Neverwhere (Serpentine, Hunter)
I love the whole Neverwhere world like crazy. I love all the characters, especially the creepy-hilarious-horrifying Mr Vandemar and Croup, too (although was saddened by the way Jessica was written).

Hunter mashes ALL my competency/kickass buttons, and I'd adore a fic about her and Serpentine, as gen or as femslashy as you're comfortable with. Hot sex, and/or backstory, and/or a 'just' a Bechdel-passing conversation between two powerful women. :D

Alternately, if you ticked Any and are now kicking yourself for it, I'd be just as delighted with a fic that was about (other-character!), that included them in the background :) Or a gen backstory for Hunter, for example.

Hopefully that helps! If you've got an idea, but are hesitating, you can send a message to <user name=meghanc> and she can pass on any questions/double-checking. And, really, you're putting words on a page! For me! Anything above that is a bonus! :D Good luck!

 


Ante-up Creator! Hi!

How you doing? I'm seriously excited it's that time of year again -- Losers things! I hope you're stoked, and not freaking out too badly. Hopefully you're going to look at my letter and go 'yaaay! I can do that!' If you don't... can I offer you reassuring hugs, and 'you're making something, just for me! So much love! <3.'?

Okay! This is a compilation of general notes from my Losers letter last year, and my Yuletide letter/s. You can also check out my 'dear writer' tag for the original letters.

General things! )

More specific things! )

Things I'd rather/rather not have )
If you'd like to double-check something or want more specific details, I imagine you can contact [personal profile] kate or [profile] lady_krysis and they'd pass on a message?

Best of luck! Have fun! <3
Dear Yuletide author!

Hello! I hope you're excited, and not freaking out too badly! I'm probably going to be switching between the two pretty rapidly :). I hope we've matched on something that you're like 'hell, yeah, this is going to be awesome.' Or feel free to check out something else on my request list, obviously.

As always, optional details are optional. If you've looked at my character list and gone 'hells yeah, I'd love to write X about them!' go write X to your heart's content.

Things that I love!

  • I am delighted by gen, het, slash and femslash equally. Femslash makes my heart sing, but is probably harder to come by in my requested fandoms, so no stress :P

  • I have a competency-kink a mile long. It doesn't matter what people are doing specifically, anything from baking a cake to putting together machinery. I just really enjoy watching people do things well with assurance and skill. See also: physical competency, the ability to kick someone's butt etc. :D

  • Intimacy. I don't just mean sex or physical touch -- that ease you get with someone when you've been together forever, and can hang out in their personal space and never bump into them; all the inside jokes you build up; knowing they're okay or not okay at a glance. That sort of thing.

  • Happy endings, although looking at my fandom list, that might be a bit of a stretch *laughs* I'd totally go for bittersweet 'things are still fucked, but we're still together and hanging in there' in its place :D

  • Also! I struggle with plot at the best of times myself. If you find yourself writing a plotty epic, that's fantastic and go for your life. Or if you're sitting there thinking: 'they have to do stuff? ohshit.' I am A-OK with a thousand and one words of worldbuilding, or lazy Sunday afternoon sex, or character study or whatever takes your fancy with these characters



Things I'd rather not read for Yuletide:
Rape/non-con; (major) character death (random people getting shot in The Suburbs, for example, is fine); mpreg; partner betrayal. I have a major embarrassment/humiliation squick. Please don't show characters getting their hopes up, or getting excited, and then getting squished for it.

On to the fandoms! )

If you have any questions, contact [personal profile] meghanc, and she’ll ask me and get an answer back to you.

Wow, that got long. To sum up! Optional details are optional; go have a ball :D
(I hope you manage to see this -- I signed up in a rush, and totally forgot awesomely useful placeholder posts.)

Hello!

omg you're writing me Losers fic! I'm just going to take a moment to glee over that. :D

Losers is one of those fandoms that I love to read fic in, but I usually hit a wall when it comes to thinking up fic I'd want to write. If you just happen to have an Epic Plot with a side serving of Jensen/Cougar and/or any of the canon pairings, allow me to give you the detonator and get out of your way so you can blow this out of the water :D.

If, on the other hand, you're thinking 'plot? um, they have to do things? ohshit,' I'd equally be delighted with a thousand and one words of, say, Jensen/Cougar or canon pairing PWP, or hurt/comfort post-mission patch-up, or banter and bonding snark on whatever passes for a Losers' lazy Sunday afternoon.

If you're after pointers:
Things I love:
- that repressed manly love thing where they'd jump off cliffs for each other, worry when one of them is badly injured, and never ever be able to say the words 'I love you'.
- Military and/or physical competency: being supremely fit, or being able to strip down a rifle in three seconds flat, or Jensen being able to hack [insert high-security database here], Aisha ... pretty much doing anything *cough*. People being generally badass.

Things I'm cool with: to steal and paraphrase from someone's request last year: "I'm cool with banter, D/s themes, violence, non-con, humour..."

Things I'm not so cool on:
- I have a major embarrassment squick. Other than that, not so big on mpreg, deathfics and that's all I can think of.

If you want any more pointers, or want to double-check something, I imagine you can safely anonymously comment to either DW or LJ, or email [personal profile] kate.

Best of luck, and have a fantastic time :D
Yuletide writer! Hello! This is my first time doing Yuletide and I’m vacillating between terror and delight. I possibly have no idea what I’m doing here, but hi! Hopefully you’re feeling calmer than I am right about now! *grins*

You’re writing me a story! Okay, that’s ... blatantly obvious, but seriously, I’m probably going to be absolutely delighted with whatever you create for me. If you’re already burning with ideas and excitement, run with them, run like the wind! If you’d like a direction to start moving in Read more... )
Dear Kamikaze remix person,

I don't know if you'll ever see this, but on the off-chance, I figured I'd write and say 'hi, I realise in retrospect I haven't so much given you a fic to remix as an idea to play with'. Or at least, I hope that's how you're viewing it... To that end, have fun with it! Or write something deeply angsty. Hey, that's fun, right? *coughs*

Take it wherever your muses decide to run away with it. Which is sort of the idea of remix, but sometimes it helps to hear that. *grins*
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