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Dear Yuletide Author

My dearest Yuletide author,

Happy, happy Yuletide to you! Thank you so much for being here to find out what I want to read. I'm including some prompts, but please feel free to ignore anything that doesn't tickle your fancy. I'm certain I'll love anything you write for me!

North & South
Margaret & John

Something post-show that's terribly romantic, perhaps a Christmas celebration? Greatly desirous of fluff and adoration and Margaret coming out of her shell after all of her heartbreak.

Constantine
John Constantine

You know he's done something to damn himself straight to hell. What was it?

Star Wars: Rebels
Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Darth Maul

The master/apprentice relationship is so interesting to me, and Darth Maul recognizing that connection with Ezra? Tell me more.

With love,
G. 

Dear Yuletide Author...

Dearest Yuletide Author,

Happiest of Yuletides to you! I'm so excited for this year's opportunity to stretch my creative muscles and am incredibly appreciative that you're here to find out what I'd most like to read. Please feel free to ignore anything you don't feel like writing--I know I'll love whatever you end up producing.

ALL FANDOMS:

  • Het and slash and gen are all grand and I would be happy to receive any/all of these.

  • I love holiday stories, so if you feel the urge to set your story around Christmas or Hanukkah or Yule, that would thrill me beyond measure.

  • Angst and fluff and romance and action/adventure and casefic and character pieces.... I love all of these things.

  • I'd prefer no AUs, but if you have a REALLY GREAT (TM) idea for an AU, do not deny yourself! If you're wanting to write a crossover between one/two/all of the below fandoms, I would be delighted, but that is by no means necessary.

Emelan
Any Characters

Tris and Niko are my favorite characters and I would love to see an exploration of their teacher/student relationship, whether it's romantic or platonic.

An ensemble-fic with the Circle's teachers during the original quartet, comparing notes, comforting each other, cracking jokes, passing around a bottle of wine, and teasing Crane.

Sandry meets someone almost as good at managing people as she is. (Perhaps in the Duke's employ?) Wills clash & sparks fly.

The Immortals
Any Characters

Pre-series mother/daughter piece exploring the relationship between Daine, Sarra, and Pa and the influence of hostile Snowsdale.

Daine finds out she's pregnant and has a heart-to-heart with the Green Lady.

Daine and Numair return to Carthak for Kalasin's wedding.

Protector of the Small
Any Characters

Kel's been asked to take on a squire.

Wyldon and Kel chatting post-Lady Knight about command.

Dom and Neal talk about Kel.

With love,
G.

Dear Yuletide Author...

Dearest Yuletide Author,

This is the best time of year, is it not? Thank you so much for signing up and for being interested in what delights my fannish heart. Please feel free to follow some/all/none of these prompts--I am certain I will love whatever you come up with, but sometimes it's fun to have some guidance, no?

ALL FANDOMS:

  • Het and slash and gen are all grand and I would be happy to receive any/all of these.

  • I love me some kink, so gimme gimme if you're into it, but I'm uninterested in unusual bodily fluids and animals.

  • I love holiday stories, so if you feel the urge to set your story around Christmas or Hanukkah or Yule, that would thrill me beyond measure.

  • Angst and fluff and romance and action/adventure and casefic and character pieces.... I love all of these things.

  • I'd prefer no crossovers or AUs, but if you have a REALLY GREAT (TM) idea for a crossover/AU, do not deny yourself!

The Blacklist
Elizabeth Keen, Raymond Reddington, Aram Mojtabai, Dembe
Feel free to include any/all characters from this show--I adore them all. Reddington monologing, Aram gaining confidence as part of The Team, Dembe giving Reddington resigned looks when he's careless with his safety, Elizabeth and Samar being BAMFs, Cooper being a grumpy bastard. I'd love to see Teamfic and/or casefic for this fandom.

The Flash
Barry Allen, Harrison Wells, Cisco Ramon, Caitlin Snow
Oh god, I need Barry/Harrison slash LIKE BURNING. If this is in your wheelhouse, I would absolutely expire of delight. If not, I like seeing the S.T.A.R. Labs team supporting Barry in his superhero mission. I love creepy-protective!Harrison, oblivious-puppy!Cisco, and sick-of-your-bullshit!Caitlin. Barry is wonderful any which way, but I would prefer him not to be pining for Iris.

Emelan
Trisana Chandler, Niklaren Goldeye
Thoroughly neutral on a romantic pairing--I'd be super-interested to read it, but I'm also good with strictly platonic teacher/student interactions. Would love to catch up with Tris post-Will of the Empress or starting out at Lightbridge, with Niko as her long-suffering mentor. Snarky banter much desired.

With love,
G.

Trick or Treat!

[This is my letter for the Trick or Treat Exchange.]

Hello, lovely author!

Thank you so much for signing up for this fun little exchange. I am equally at home with tricks, treats, whatever excites you--but if you're inspired by prompts, I've written up a few.

Hannibal
Any Characters
I love a good mindfuck as much as the next Hannibal fan, so feel free to let your freak flag fly with this one. Short casefic with a profoundly messed up crime scene? Stream of consciousness from one or multiple characters? Horrify me, friend.

Frankenstein
Any Characters
I would love something with a bit of steampunk flavor (think the Danny Boyle / Benedict Cumberbatch / Jonny Lee Miller play). Frankenstein / Monster interaction would be wonderful, or Frankenstein back at university.

Kushiel's Legacy
Phedre no Delaunay, Melisande Shahrizai
I like Melisande sleek, cruel, and smarter than everyone else in the room. She and Phedre are wonderful opponents-- I'd love to see them meet again in another time and place.

Doctor Who (2005)
Any Characters
Twelve is wonderful and scary and dark. Can he meet up with an older companion while Nine / Ten / Eleven isn't present? I want to see what they make of him.

James Bond (Craig movies)
Any Characters
Q is the best. I'm always up for an awesome origin story.

With love,
G.

The Fannish Holidays

I'm having a delightful time overcommitting myself to various holiday exchanges. Not having homework is a serious boon when it comes to having creative energy for fannish endeavors. I was a NaNo Rebel this year and worked on several different fics toward that 50k goal. Didn't finish (I'm far, far too slow to maintain 1600 words a day), but I did complete Yuletide and my ouat_exchange fic, which I think is one of the better things I've written in a long time.

Currently hard at work on a Sleepy Hollow fic for the Sleepy Hollow Secret Santa on Tumblr. Had dental surgery on Friday, so the internal editor has been thoroughly silenced by narcotics for the time being. I wonder what I'll make of my prose when they've worn off?

Have also signed up for [community profile] fandom_stocking, which I heard about through the lovely dellessa-- I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by how many stockings (and fandoms) there are already! How best to tackle such a thing? Fandoms at random, perhaps.

Dear Yuletide Author...

Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you, you marvelous creature, you! Feel free to follow some/all/none of these prompts-- I hear some people want lots of details, so this is my attempt.

ALL FANDOMS:

  • Het and slash and gen are all grand and I would be happy to receive any/all of these.

  • I love me some kink, so gimme gimme if you're into it, but please no blood, urine, feces, or animals.

  • I love holiday stories, so if you feel the urge to set your story around Christmas or Hanukkah or Yule, that would thrill me beyond measure.

  • Angst is good, fluff is also good.

  • Much love for romance and action/adventure! And also quiet, introspective character pieces.

  • I'd prefer no crossovers, but if you have a REALLY GREAT (TM) idea for a crossover, I will love it, I'm sure!

  • I have learned to love the AU. Hit me with your best shot.

Emelan
Tris, Niko
Pre-Will of the Empress. Niko believes in the Socratic method, Tris believes Niko should know the answer to a question before he asks it. Lots of snark and high-handed intellectual posturing, a very nice tablecloth, and mutual frustrated glasses-cleaning.

The Good Wife
Eli, Kalinda, Alicia, Peter
I'd like something Eli-centric! I would like for him to have a very bad day (in serious damage-control mode, with Kalinda as his favoritest puppet). He could go a bit postal at Alicia/Jackie/the Kids and apologize very reluctantly at Peter's behest. Or perhaps vent his spleen on someone important to Lockhart/Gardner. I just want to see him frazzled.

Dark is Rising Sequence
WIll Stanton, Merriman Lyon, Black Rider (optional, not on character list)
Outtake from The Dark is Rising/Silver on the Tree in which Will and Merriman talk about the Great Lords of the Dark.

Covert Affairs
Annie, Joan, Auggie, Eyal
Would love to see the Annie/Joan mentor relationship front and center, with Auggie and/or Eyal as supporting players.

Repo! The Genetic Opera
Nathan Wallace
Nathan repossesses his first organ. It's easier than he thought it would be.

The Following
Joe Carroll, Ryan Hardy
Ryan has a bit of an intellectual hardon for Professor Carroll. (As slashy or gen as you care to make it)

With love,
G.

Once Upon a Time Bingo Card

I've signed up at onceuponabingo! Am very excited to get started.

Jiminy - autumn leaves Graham/Ruby - sex toys coffee Leroy/Astrid - drugs Regina - learning to be loved
Cora/Snow - begging break up Belle/Hook - breathplay David/Kathryn - food Grumpy/Stealthy - memory
Ashley/Sean - hospital stay family WILD CARD Maleficent/Aurora - humiliation Snow/Charming - spanking
Cora/Regina - power Henry - illness silence August/Ruby - non-con Milah/Hook - touch
orgasm control Mr. Gold - tea cups Snow White - forced to rely on enemy Mulan - wonder Emma/Jefferson - dirty talk

Dear Yuletide Author...

Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you, you marvelous creature, you! This is my first Yuletide, so thanks for making it a good one. :) Feel free to follow some/all/none of these prompts-- I hear some people want lots of details, so this is my attempt.

ALL FANDOMS:
  • Het and slash and gen are all grand and I would be happy to receive any/all of these.
  • I love me some kink, so gimme gimme if you're into it, but please no blood, urine, feces, or animals.
  • I love holiday stories, so if you feel the urge to set your story around Christmas or Hanukkah or Yule, that would thrill me beyond measure.
  • Angst is good, fluff is better.
  • Much love for romance and action/adventure!
  • I'd prefer no crossovers, but if you have a REALLY GREAT (TM) idea for a crossover, I will love it, I'm sure!
  • I like some AUs-- I prefer those set in the same universe where something big has changed (like Slytherin!Harry Potter) rather than AUs where everyone is living in our world and going to high school or college.

Revenge
Nolan, David Clarke
Would you write me something Nolan-centric? I'd like to know how he met David Clarke, what their interactions were like, where David's money came from, why Nolan is so loyal to him at great personal cost. Alternatively, something funny with Nolan being his usual derp-tastic self, tripping over his own feet and being marvelously witty at Ems, Jack, and/or Padma would be fantastic!

Kushiel's Legacy
Phedre, Alcuin, Delaunay, Barquiel L'Envers, Melisande
I'd love to see more of Phedre's relationship with Delaunay and Alcuin. I also love Barquiel L'Envers and Melisande, so if you can work them in somewhere, that would make me so happy! Family drama, meaningful hugs, shopping, tattoos, crackling fires, experimental whippings, lots of fluff.

Emelan
Tris, Niko
Pre-Will of the Empress. Niko believes in the Socratic method, Tris believes Niko should know the answer to a question before he asks it. Lots of snark and high-handed intellectual posturing, a very nice tablecloth, and mutual frustrated glasses-cleaning.

The Good Wife
Eli, Kalinda, Alicia, Peter
I'd like something Eli-centric! I would like for him to have a very bad day (in serious damage-control mode, with Kalinda as his favoritest puppet). He could go a bit postal at Alicia/Jackie/the Kids and apologize very reluctantly at Peter's behest. Or perhaps vent his spleen on someone important to Lockhart/Gardner. I just want to see him frazzled.

Thank you so much for writing for me! I can't wait to read it!

With love,
G.

Not dead yet

The semester did its best, but I remained alive. And I am determined to finish my kink-meme fic if it's the last thing I do. In fact, it will be the FIRST thing I do as soon as I have some time (9 days and counting). I had about 1/3 of the smutty bits written before my netbook died (now lost), but I'm certain I can recreate them. We can rebuild them. Bigger. Stronger. Smuttier.

Some amazing prompts at the OUAT kink-meme-- I can't wait to get back to writing!

Early Onset Writer's Block

I am having the absolute worst time with the smutty bits. The tone I've struck in the rest of the fic is just NOT lending itself well to the narrative I want.

Just have to remember there are a few someones waiting for lemons! Historically, I've had a lot of luck writing on plane rides, so hopefully my trip back to Austin tomorrow will be a productive one.

/fingers crossed