October 20th, 2015

dear yuletide letter

  • Oct. 20th, 2015 at 8:52 AM
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Dearest yuletide author,

hi! Seems like you're stuck with yours truly - first thing, thanks in advance for whatever you'll write! I totally am excited to see whatever you may come up with, and a+ taste to you for sharing any of these fandoms ;) - be sure that I'll be thrilled whichever you pick.

Feel free to take either on my tumblr - as it's where I'm most active these days - or at my lj tho I should start updating it again ooops /o\ I'm going to give you a general run-down and then I'll go into the specific fandoms - but as stated, except for the few things I don't want in the general part just go with whatever you want, you don't have to pick anything that doesn't inspire you. (Some of these will be a c/p from past years but eeeeh I'm apparently very boring with my fandoms, apologies in advance XD)

So, here we go!

what I like

I'm pretty easy to please really. Whichever rating you feel comfortable with is good - I won't say no to NC17, but if you want to keep it gen/pg/else it's all good. Angst or humor, either is good (crack is absolutely acceptable). My favorite tropes are amnesia fics, AUs (either changing the setting completely or just changing stuff from canon is gold), apocalypse fic/dystopias, plus you totally can never go wrong with some nice old h/c; I'd like it better if no one died/if it didn't end horribly but I'll trust your judgment ;) If you feel like upping the ratings, my bulletproof kinks are consensual d/s and cross dressing (and in het I like it a lot when the girl tops), but you really don't have to go into it if you want to keep it safe for work. Also this year it looks like I requested a lot more straight-up shipping than I did the previous years but if you really hate the idea and want to go bromance or gen with everything except the X-Factor request I'll totally deal ;). I tend to die in squee if there are music/movie/pop culture references of whichever nature. Oh, I also have a western fetish.

what I don't like

There's not much that I don't like, but: please no non-con actually happening in the fic (if it's past trauma or something like that it's good, but please no happening in real time). Mpreg and everything of the kind. Character A/B/C/whatever turning into werewolves/werewolves AUs and please no alpha/beta/omega. As stated I could do without people dying but it's less of a deal-breaker than the rest.

Fandoms

Wild Cards - George R. R. Martin (Jay Ackroyd, Mark Meadows)

I read this entire thing a couple years ago and I'm downright in love with it and I'm starved for WC fics of any king, so while the two characters up there are two total faves that I'd love to see anything about, if there's anyone else that you'd prefer writing or that fits better with the general tropes up there I'm down with it 100%. :)

Before I go into specifics: I read all the books and there really isn't a timeframe I dislike or anything - heck, I liked the jumpers storyline… - so while I like the old cast better (I mean, I also love the reboot people but I'm more attached to the old timers XD) if you want to set it in current WC times I'm down with it - I read up until Lowball so I'm caught up, whichever setting you'd like is good with me. Also my favorite thing about that universe is how it uses/re-uses pop culture and changes things even slightly - one of my favorite spins on that was Buddy Holly being still alive along with Jim Morrison being a real lizard and so on - so anything even mentioning that or similar happenstances in passing would be a lovely cherry on top of the cake.

Into specifics:

Jay Ackroyd: okay so this guy is my second-favorite and I'll weep in happiness for anything about him - a casefic with maybe the other three showing up would be delightful, though since Jay/Hastet is like my canon OTP to end all canon OTPs in those books also anything with those two (the return trip from Takis? Settling in NY? Casefic where she helps him? PWP? Whatever really) would make me cry tears of joy.

Mark Meadows: I LOVE MARK LIKE I LOVE FEW OTHERS AND I WOULD GLADLY READ ANYTHING ABOUT HIM. I'm very curious about how he's doing these days after that arc of his concluded in the last reboot, but really ANYTHING is cool. His *friends* interacting with his daughter back in the old days? Mark interacting with her at any point though again I'm really fond of the old generation stuff so old days would be amazing? Anything concerning the ways in which his character is tied to 70s culture/counterculture which is what made me fall for him in the first place? PLEASE GIVE ME. (Or also what do his friends do when he's not calling on them? I'm open.)

OR: my feelings about Double Solitaire are that 'I loved half of it and the other half was a complete wtf that I still haven't quite fully wrapped my head around yet' but my favorite parts of it were DEFINITELY Mark and Jay in the same setting because it was two of my top three characters interacting, and I'll admit I totally shipped them at points, so if you wanna write Double Solitaire-set fic centered about the two of them on Takis doing whatever you seem fit for them to do? I'M ENTIRELY OVER THE MOON PLEASE DO GO AHEAD. I'd be the happiest person :')

I'm going to list some more general stuff if you're not inspired by the above but as I said really this fandom would make me happy just on principle ;)

Not-character specifics: my favorite books are probably the first triad, Black Trump, Death Draws Five and Suicide Kings tho really I love all of it, I liked Jokertown/the clinic better than most other geographical settings and my favorite arc would be a tie between the Card Sharks and the one against the Astronomer if it helps any - but as stated, there are things I liked even in the most ridiculous storyline *cough* the jumpers *cough* so don't really let that limit you.

If Mark/Jay don't really do it for you, other people I like are: Black Shadow (I'd totally kill to know what the fuck he's been up to since book fourteen...), Croyd Crenson (ANYTHING REALLY I just really fucking love Croyd, and if he's partnered with Shad above I'm even more okay), Demise, Lohengrin, Finn, the Turtle, Father Squid (… well, I like 99% of the people around Jokertown really), Mr. Nobody, Billy Ray + Midnight Angel, Rustbelt and Modular Man, but really, the only people I really don't like/interested in reading fic about are Ti Malice, Blaise, Gregg Hartmann and I don't particularly care for the bad guys from the last triad but I love the not-bad guys, so really whatever is good.

Sirens (UK)) (Ashley Greenwick, Stuart Bayldon

This one is going to be a lot more straight-fowards XD as in: it was a complete travesty that this show was canceled, I miss everyone in it and for the love of everything I'm so thirsty for Stuart/Ash fic it's not even funny. This is one of the fandoms where I'm shamelessly looking for the slash though really I'm okay with any rating. My foulproof kryptonite is Stuart finding out he's Ash's ICE tbh I can never have enough of that, but really, as long as they get together you can do whatever you want. Post-show canon? I'm down. Maybe their friends are taking bets on when they figure shit out? Sure thing. Inappropriate behavior on the job as far as they can push it? OKAY SURE PLEASE. Again I'm easy to please, as long as they get together and it's conforming to the tone of the show (as in, please nothing particularly depressing XD) you have my blessing.

Dark Tower (Roland Deschain, Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns)

First: if you picked the DT, let me just tell you that you're already awesomecakes in my book since I never find anyone who likes it. Now, since this year I totally forgot to do the nominations AGAIN and my favorite character didn't get nominated by anyone else again I'll take the occasion to c/p completely my request from last year and try for it again because it's also stuff I want like burning, so XD

So: while I do love myself some pre-series interaction, there's not much Alain-centered stuff and there's even less of Alain/Cuthbert interaction and as it's kinda my second-favorite slash ship in those books I'd totally love anything with the two of them? Pre-series, AU, Wizard and Glass outtakes, it doesn't even have to be shippy as long as it's centered on the two of them? Because I'd totally love that. I could also do with something centered on the two of them but still pre-series and with everyone else from Roland's old crew - a bit like The Wind through the Keyhole was also a story set in Gilead. I'll take anything really. :)

If not, I'm always up for some solo Roland adventure. I don't really like the ending of the series but I could totally be persuaded in reading what happened to him after. Or what happens to him when the loops end, if they do. Or even something post-Jericho Hill and pre-Gunslinger? I'd totally read that. And I know I can't exactly put that as a serious request because I was dumb and missed the nominations but I'll just mention I happen to ship Roland/Eddie a lot so if you were inclined to go that way I wouldn't say no at all thank you very much sai.

X-Factor (comics) (Shatterstar, Julio Richter)

This is gonna be the prompt I never change I fear, but: XF is my favorite Marvel comic in history and these two are my uber-otp as far as Marvel comics are concerned and I really miss them LIKE BURNING ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN MIA FOR TWO YEARS JFC MARVEL DID YOU FORGET THEY EXIST???, and I liked them best in the X-Factor timeframe, so there we go, Ric/Star fic is pretty much all I want for this one. I'm also caught up with their X-Force stuff so feel free to reference at any time.

I really don't have specific preferences re the timeframe and everything since I read the entire thing as a whole and loved pretty much all of it (and I like everyone in the cast so there's no one I wouldn't want showing up). Possibile ideas: casefic where they take a case together would be a+. I'd definitely absolutely read a coda to the end of the comic book - surely after they set things right in the timeline they'll have had some reunion more passionate than what was shown in on page? ;) I'm also good with pwp or them watching movies and having a *moment*. Another thing I'd enjoy a lot would be a meet-up with the also now unjustly canceled All-New X-Factor team after they eventually get back on Earth, but really, whatever is good. Though I also might have a thing for the part where Shatterstar has hollow bones so anything where Ric has to actually pick him up/carry him would be totally welcomed. Doesn't have to be sex either for that matter.

Planet Hulk (Secret Wars) (Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Devil Dinosaur)

This is probably going to be the least original request ever as far as this fandom goes because I have a feeling all of us want the same thing, but CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIX THAT ENDING? I just need Steve and Bucky reuniting and being off into the sunset with Devil. Please fix my poor heart I'm still not over the suffering. Or alternatively, anything about their adventures pre-separation? How did they become gladiators maybe? Some missing flashback scene? Or previous missing flashback scenes when they were younger and still not in the army? Or how Bucky got the metal arm in this verse? Really that comic left so many possibilities open in that sense, go with whatever you want but please just fix my poor heart because that ending was just cruel.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)

I absolutely had a blast watching this movie earlier when it came out and I totally would NOT refuse any Illya/Napoleon action, be it slash or brotp or whatever have you as long as it's centered on the two of them pretty please? For general preferences I'd kill for anything h/c and if you want to expand on the final scene (SPOILERS: the one where Illya doesn't shoot Napoleon XD) I can't read enough versions of it, but even post-canon where they get closer while saving the world would be lovely? (If you wanna involve Gaby in whichever way I'm totally good with it, though if it's sentimentally I'd rather have them being ot3/all involved with each other.)

Though more than those details, if you want more specific ideas, one thing I absolutely loved about the movie was the period setting, so anything where it plays a major role would make me happy (do they read books released in those years? what do they think of Beatlemania? or in more serious terms, the Kennedy assassination wasn't too much after the events of the movie - how does that impact them? how does those specific historical circumstances impact them? how do they overcome their cold-war related difference? do they get drunk over how much damage McCarthy did? maybe years later everyone on the team despises the Thatcher/Reagan team-up? or maybe future fic where they're around for the fall of the Berlin Wall? whatever, you got my gist). Obviously smoothing over their cultural differences would also be amazing. Or anything concerning what they both were doing during WWII - after all there are cultural/ideological differences but their nations *were* on the same side. So yeah anything N/I centered is great and if it deals with any of the referenced things above it would be amazing.


All of this stated, really, feel free to go with gen or friendshippy for the stuff where I didn't state explicit preferences if it floats your boat better. And if you read some of the tropes I like and thought 'hey, it's be awesome if character X from fandom Y ended up with amnesia during a nuclear apocalypse!'/something like that don't feel like you have to go with the guidelines I gave in the specific fandoms. I'll totally be happy with whatever you'll come up with.

Thank you so very much and happy yuletide! ♥

Janie

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