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The Yuletide 2017 Tag Set is open! \o/

However, I'm highly unlikely to sign up this year because I'm not in a good writing/requesting place right now, so this is a note to let people know if there are any bugs or UI improvements for my tag set filter bookmarklet, please let me know as I probably won't notice on my own.
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My signup went to the pinch hit list for the first time this year, which I feel a little guilty about for the sake of my assigned author. However, I got TWO delightful gifts in the collection, and a madness treat, and I am very happy. :D

Cat, Companion (2795 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: ねこあつめ | Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ekicho-san | Conductor Whiskers, Amesho-san | Lady Meow-Meow, Koikoi-san | Ms. Fortune, Usumike-san | Pasty, Cream-san | Peaches, Manzoku-san | Tubbs, Safaia-san | Sapphire (Neko Atsume), Shiromike-san | Dottie, Shirosaba-san | Pickles
Additional Tags: POV Second Person, Cats, Hopeful Ending
Summary:

When you arrive in the country, you have two checked suitcases, one duffel, and one large tote bag as carry-ons. That’s it…. And then NO PETS says the lease in large, block letters. How will you learn to combat your loneliness when you’re this far from home?



Ida In The Labyrinth (1321 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Monument Valley (Video Game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Princess Ida (Monument Valley)
Summary:

Ida keeps walking.



Neko Haiku (115 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: ねこあつめ | Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Haiku, Illustrated, entirely random selection of cats
Summary:

Performance haiku based entirely on which of my Neko Atsume cats decided to show up today.




I realised belatedly that I'd somehow managed to request 2 phone games, 1 PS3 game and an anime about a game. But it worked out well in the end. ♥

My own effort was much shorter than I would have liked, but writer's block has bitten me hard this year.
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Previous Yuletide Letters: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Hello! Currently this letter is basically the same as my signup but I am hoping to change that before assignments go out. Assignments are out! And this letter is still basically the same as my signup. But I will note up here if I do change it.

The mini prompts I include with my request are just prompts. If you have a great idea in mind, go for it! I'm pretty easy to please.

My cup of tea:
- Character interaction and team dynamics. Snark, bonding over mutual interests, that sort of thing.
- "Downtime" fic, ie. where the characters do something fairly mundane, like go shopping.
- Case fic (for whatever passes as a case in that canon)
- Future fic, particularly where the characters haven't seen each other in a while and things between them are unresolved
- AUs, but if the canon is paranormal (eg. magic, psychic powers, non-humans) in any way, I strongly prefer its paranormal elements be preserved or transmuted into something setting-appropriate.
- Outsider perspectives, interactions with "normal" or "mundane" people
- Other tropes I am partial to: amnesia, road trips, family reunions / high school reunions.
- Slash, gen, het, poly, ace, aro...

Not my cup of tea:
- I have a fairly strong embarrassment/humiliation squick.
- Anything that would require an AO3 warning (canonical character death is okay as long as it's not the focus of the story)
- Torture, mutilation, injury to hands/feet/eyes
- Zombies, apocalypses, mafia AUs


Dreamships - Melissa Scott )

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou )

They Were Eleven )

Carry On - Rainbow Rowell )
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Previous Yuletide Letters: 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

Edits to this letter: October 30, 2014 I added some mini-prompts to the Fortress in the Eye of Time section.

Things I Like
- As a general rule, ending on a positive note. It doesn't have to be fluffy, and some angst is okay, but I like a happy/hopeful resolution by the end.
- Character interaction and team dynamics. Snark, bonding over mutual interests, that sort of thing.
- "Downtime" fic, ie. where the characters do something fairly mundane, like go shopping.
- Case fic (for whatever passes as a case in that canon)
- Future fic, particularly where the characters haven't seen each other in a while
- AUs, but if the canon is paranormal (eg. magic, psychic powers, non-humans) in any way, I strongly prefer its paranormal elements be preserved or transmuted into something setting-appropriate.
- Other tropes I am partial to: amnesia, road trips, family reunions / high school reunions.

Things I Dislike
- I have a fairly strong embarrassment/humiliation squick.
- Anything that would require an AO3 warning.
- Injuries to fingers/hands/feet.
- Zombies.

For the record, I like all kinds of relationships - f/f, f/m, m/m, poly, etc. Just no incest or underage, please, and I prefer that you avoid infidelity (unless agreed upon beforehand by all parties affected). I have a tendency to skim-read explicit sexual content so please only include it if you think the story requires it.

I've made a few "what happened next" prompts here, but I want to emphasise that if you want to write a missing scene from canon or a prequel or anything else that crosses your mind, I would be absolutely delighted with that. These are all canons I thoroughly enjoyed and would love to see expanded.

Fandom specifics )
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I received a lovely introspective Twelfth Night piece about Viola, post-wedding. :D

Loud Even In The Dead Of Night (1044 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Twelfth Night - Shakespeare
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Viola | Cesario (Twelfth Night)
Summary: Viola reflects on her life since marrying Orsino and wonders if maybe Cesario had the better deal.

I wrote my assignment and one pinch hit; one fandom I've written before and one I hadn't. You are welcome to guess.

In other news, I saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and started watching Arrow, and am hoping to gather my thoughts on those into a post sometime this week*.

I'm hoping to do a drabble a day from now until to January 5th (ie. the twelve days of Christmas) because I missed the Yuletide Madness Drabble Invitational - requests are welcome.

* I'm off work until January 2nd, phew.
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Previous Yuletide Letters: 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

I was out of town for most of the sign up period so that's why my prompts are super-short. I hope this letter helps clarify! I will probably update this occasionally until November (I'll note up here if I do).

Things I Like
- As a general rule, I like things light-hearted. It doesn't have to be fluffy, just a generally positive feel.
- Character interaction and team dynamics. Snark, bonding over mutual interests, that sort of thing.
- "Downtime" fic, ie. where the characters do something fairly mundane, like go shopping.
- "Case" fic (for whatever passes as a case in that canon)
- Future fic, particularly where the characters haven't seen each other in a while
- Other tropes I am partial to: amnesia, road trips, family reunions / high school reunions

Things I Dislike
- I have an embarrassment squick like woah.
- Anything that would require an AO3 warning.
- Zombies. Just... don't.

For the record, I like all kinds of pairings - f/f, f/m, m/m, poly, etc. Just no incest or underage, please!

For the record: I've made a lot of "what happened next" prompts here, but I want to emphasise that if you want to write a missing scene from canon or a prequel or anything else that crosses your mind, I would be absolutely delighted with that. These are all canons I thoroughly enjoyed and would love to see expanded.

Juuichinin Iru | They Were Eleven (Read online)
Characters: Tadatos Lane, Frolbericheri
I would love to see Tad and Frol a few years down the line, exploring space and bickering the whole time. Romance or gen are both fine!

Note: Frol declares that xie will become a woman for Tad, but... that's a bit heteronormative, no? Which is not to say that I think that xie shouldn't choose to become a woman, just that it shouldn't be so that xie can date Tad.

This movie/manga had a lot of elements I love, all put together - strong characters, adorable romance, and a SF plot! Like I said above, I wasn't really on board with the ending, although I'm not opposed to m/f relationships.

Fortress Series - C. J. Cherryh
Characters: Tristen Sihhë
I just love Tristen, the way he is in the world but not really a part of it - or perhaps too much a part of it. Anything about him would be lovely, but I'd particularly like to see him interacting with the people of his world (canon or original, whatever you like).
I bought this book on impulse as a teenager, and I read it over and over and over. It's one of my favourites.

If you want to write a romance, I'd prefer you don't break up Cefwyn and Ninevrise, but OT3 or pre-negotiated poly is fine. I'm also happy with any other pairing (Crissand, etc).

Twelfth Night - Shakespeare (Entire play | Spark Notes)
Characters: Viola | Cesario (Twelfth Night)
How does Viola adapt to being a woman, after her stint as Cesario. Does she settle into it smoothly; does she continue to masquerade as Cesario occasionally; does she miss being Cesario and the way she and Orsino interacted then?
I just saw this play for the first time this year, and I found it outrageously charming. Please don't think your story has to make any more sense than the play - outrageous shenanigans all the way!

The Wolverine (2013) (Can I Stream It?)
Characters: Logan (The Wolverine), Yukio (The Wolverine)
I want to see them as partners. Possibly on a road trip. Yukio says she'll be his bodyguard - what exactly does that mean, when her client is functionally immortal?
I found this movie to be enjoyable but it could have been better in almost every aspect - my thoughts on it are here. One thing I particularly loved was the non-romantic relationship between Wolverine and Yukio, and I'd like to see more of that.

Yukio wasn't with Logan in the credits-scene - why is that? Did he just dump her at the school and move on?
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I was lucky enough to receive two stories this Yuletide! \o/

Road Trip (1453 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Initial D
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fujiwara Takumi/Takahashi Ryousuke
Characters: Fujiwara Takumi, Takahashi Ryousuke
Summary:

"Are you sure you want to take a road trip with me to celebrate your residency being over?"



Yes, I requested Initial D. I am not ashamed! (OK, maybe a little.) But this is adorable and my OTP. :D

let sleeping castles lie (3588 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Molly Grue, Schmendrick (Last Unicorn)

This is a lovely story with an adventure and a mystery that feels very true to the canon. (Suspect [personal profile] canis_m is glaring at my for requesting The Last Unicorn fic without the unicorn... but I just love Schmendrick and Molly.)


As for mine... I think it'll be obvious which one it is if you can find the fandom. Will write ficlets for anyone who guesses.

I have half of a New Year's Resolutions fic for my recipient as well - just didn't have time to give it the attention it deserved before Christmas.
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I'm back home and Yuletide signups are open, which means I've been frantically fixing bugs and tweaking my Yuletide Taglist filter. (Well, I suppose it's one way to combat jet lag...) Last year it was a separate page, but since I've been on a bookmarklet spree this year, I decided to make this one operate on the actual AO3 tag list.

random.fangirling.net/fun/yuletide/taglist_filter.html

Basically, it's for people like me who never quite know what they'll be requesting or offering until the final tag list goes up, and it lets you peruse the list and mark off the ones you're interested in, then slowly whittle it down.

As a bonus, it generates your bucket list for you!
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Hi! We share tiny fandoms! That is awesome!

With regards to my tastes, I love romance but I also love plot and platonic friendships, so if you're not comfortable with romance please don't feel obligated to write it. I've tried to provide prompts for both types of story.

I love light-hearted things, but I also like things that make me think. I don't like things that make me cry. I am easily squicked and not at all comfortable with graphic violence. I love it when characters support each other in uncomfortable situations (eg. reunions). I love competence. I am not particularly kinky.

Read more... )
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Previous Yuletide letter: 2009

General Guidelines

I provided a few prompts, but feel free to ignore them if they're not working for you! I'm sure I'll be thrilled with whatever I get for my requests.

Things I Like

- As a general rule, I like things light-hearted. It doesn't have to be fluffy, just a generally positive feel.
- First-times rather than established relationships
- Happy or at least hopeful endings. Very important! Don't make me sad.
- Character interaction and team dynamics. Snark, bonding over mutual interests, that sort of thing.
- Deep affection between characters that slowly turns to love.
- Case fic, if it's a crime show. Best when combined with some kind of emotional progression.
- "Downtime" fic, ie. where the characters do something fairly mundane, like go shopping (as long as it's in character!)
- Future fic, particularly where the characters haven't seen each other in a while
- Other tropes I am partial to: amnesia, road trips, family reunions / high school reunions

Things I Dislike
- Breakups, particularly of canon couples.
- Definitely no: graphic violence, non/dub-con, BDSM, humiliation. I'm very easily squicked.
- This is probably unlikely to be a problem, but graphic torture and/or mutilation can and has caused me faint.
- Zombies. Just... don't.

More information on the fandoms and details I requested. )
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