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janie_tangerine ([personal profile] janie_tangerine) wrote2016-10-05 09:37 am
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dear yuletide author letter

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 please feel free to keep things gen when I'm not requesting shipping openly ;). 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.


Dark Tower (Roland Deschain, Eddie Dean)

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 gdi.

That stated, it boils down to: Roland/Eddie is my otp of otps, platonic or slashy or just bromance or in any shape and form. If you want to include any other character from the series it's absolutely cool - don't feel like it has to be just the two of them. But as long as it's centered on those two? I'm over the moon. I read everything and I read all my King like a good constant reader, so if you want to include references from any DT related book I'm totally game. Knowing that saying 'anything' will probably make you want to kill me, I could totally work with stuff set in the book II shuffle before Susannah is drawn/during Song of Susannah-early DT VII. (If you want to change canon facts totally feel free to do it. I'm not exactly a fan of the ending so if you get some idea that implies changing it I'll totally be okay with it.) Or hey, maybe the both of them having -moments- where they secretly understand each other throughout whatever piece of canon/between canon moments that you'd like. Or Eddie explaining Roland how pop culture works. The only thing I'd rather avoid is the first epilogue in VII (not exactly a fan of the ending, as stated). Everything else is fair game. AUs of any kind are also absolutely welcome - I mean, you want to do a proper western AU or a WWII one or the zombie apocalypse? I'm totally happy and thankee sai :D

Just one thing: please NO MOVIE CANON. I mean I know it's not out yet but I'm not really big on about anything they're doing with it so... pls stick to book canon? thankee sai again. <3

The Milkweed Tryptich - Ian Tregillis

Okay so if we matched on this: MAN I'M SO GLAD SOMEONE ELSE HAS READ THIS. NO MAN I'M SO GLAD SOMEONE ELSE HAS READ THIS I FEEL SO ALONE. (And the world is missing out - alternate WWII with nazi x-men vs british warlocks? I KNOW RIGHT?)

Other than that (this request will contain SPOILERS for all the trilogy): er, so, you know how book two ended and what Tregillis did with three? Okay, I need that to be fixed. I mean, I acknowledge it was excellent storytelling on Tregillis' part but given that it gave the shaft to my two favorite characters (who are the requested ones) I'm so thirsty for a fix-it it's bordering on pathetic. What I'd like when it comes to specific characters would be..

Klaus: okay so, the guy was my absolute favorite and his character development was a thing of beauty and I was so ready for him to get some more aaaand. Then book three happened and... yeah. Haha. So: I'm easy to please and I just want a happy(-ier) ending for him. ANY. He survives book three with his character development intact and he gets to develop some hobbies? (Guys I died when he was like 'I want to try and paint' okay.) You change that book two ending (WHYYY) and he gets to have a nice life with Madeleine? EXCELLENT I'M ALL DOWN FOR THAT. Or whatever else you want. Just as long as this guy gets a decent ending please.

Will: in the same light, this guy didn't deserve 90% of the shit Marsh threw at him and he certainly didn't deserve to meet the end he met. Pls fix it. In any possible way I really don't care how. If it helps, I *kinda* shipped him and Marsh at least in book one (before I started wanting to punch Marsh in the face from mid book two onwards but never mind) and like MAYBE I could have been interested in an alternate book three ending where he survives and he knows Marsh 1 is, like, Marsh and they make each others' life less miserable but honestly as long as he also gets a better ending I'm all good.

Or, alternatively, any fic with both Klaus and Will interacting would be uttermost welcome. Honest as long as those two are in it somehow and it's less fucking depressing than book canon I'll take anything.

Wild Cards - George R. R. Martin (Jay Ackroyd, Mark Meadows, Black Shadow, Croyd Crenson)

I read this entire thing some three years ago and I'm downright in love with it and I'm starved for WC fics of any king, so while the characters up there are some 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 :')

Black Shadow & Croyd Crenson: so, Black Shadow is my favorite overall and I'd pay for fic about what the hell he's been up to since he went MIA after Marked Cards. Or for fic about his early vigilante days. Or for something where he shows up in current WC canon. Also, his interactions with Croyd were some of my favorite shit ever in those books so something where they team up again and go being kickass vigilantes together (or maybe where Black Shadow teaches Croyd some physics since he seemed so interested?) would make my day. … if you're not adverse to slashing them I kind of am not either. Just go with whatever. YOU HAVE MY BLESSING.

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/Croyd/Black Shadow don't really do it for you, other people I like are: 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. (Also: I'm up to date and I've read High Stakes so really ANYTHING is good)

Sirens (UK) (Ashley Greenwick, Stuart Bayldon)

This one is going to be a lot more straight-foward 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 and PLEASE DO GO AHEAD WITH THE POLITICALLY NOT CORRECT THE WORST YOU CAN DO THE BEST XD) you have my blessing.

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 WHO EVEN REMEMBERS HOW MANY FUCKING YEARS 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.

Penny Dreadful (TV)

Okay so, I listed Caliban/John Clare, Vanessa and Ethan for this and like, thing is: Caliban/John Clare is like MY FAVORITE FOREVER (I have a Frankenstein's monster thing okay what can I do) and his relationship with Vanessa was like my favorite thing in existence so you will imagine how happy S3 made me. As in: A LOT, BUT DAMN IT HURT. So, what I'd like for either request...

Caliban/John Clare & Vanessa: I'd be glad for ANYTHING centered on him and Vanessa - admittedly I shipped it but you don't need to go there if you don't think it's romantic - and... ANYTHING. He remembers what happened in the hospital before he died and it's out in the open? PLEASE. Alternate ending where she doesn't die? OKAY. She goes with him at the end of S2? I'M GOOD WITH IT. Really man anything will be good. If they get to be... happier than they are in canon it wouldn't hurt.

Ethan: I ship him and Vanessa as well so hey alternate S3 finale or alternate S3 where he gets to her in time? Why not? But like I *LOVE* his relationships with almost everyone - he's like my little black dress/fandom bicycle - so... something with him and his two adopted (gay) dads? Ethan/Sambene (GOD IT WAS GLORIOUS)? Ethan/Victor post S3? Ethan/ANYONE except hecate? Guys I'm down. If you wanted to go the Ethan/Vanessa/John Clare weird (platonic) ot3 I wouldn't mind at all. Just - whatever floats your boat really. (Actually, Ethan + John Clare after S3? I COULD READ THAT.)

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! ♥