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chokolattejedi: Black/blue swirly blackground with glowing white text "Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing" (Firefly - Brain Missing)
How is it Yuletide again? Where did the year go? I am both excited and exhausted by this. :P Anyway, wonderful author, I realize that you might totally be on top of your game and have already written my story by this point, or at least have it plotted out or something, and in which case I give you free reign to completely ignore this letter. I mean it. You do you. :) That said, if you didn't have any free time until now like me and want some more details about my requests, then by all means read on! :D

As usual, I am going to liberally copy and paste much from past letters. :D

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, drag queens, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, glorified gay bashing (where the basher doesn't get comeuppance later), cheating on partners, dental practice AUs, non-con, pwp, graphic sex scenes, scatology, watersports.

Other things, in general: You may treat my character requests as "OR" requests, not "And" requests. That is, if I request A, B and C, and you have a great idea for just B, go for it!

Oh, and because I know some people are tetchy about it: if you would like to attempt a Misses Claus fill or a Chromatic fill with one of my prompts, that's cool. :D

Author, if you saw that I posted in the Crueltide post, but you just can't do darkfic, please don't worry. I would genuinely love any of my lighter prompts! :D

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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Request Fandom 1: Protector of the Small - Tamora Pierce
Keladry of Mindelan

Request: I'd love a missing scene from Kel's page/squire years. Something with Neal and her group of friends, or a moment with Raoul or the men of the Own. Or perhaps something from her second year as a Knight. I'd love something set in New Hope, maybe with Neal, Owen, Tobe, Raoul, Dom, or anyone else you'd like to add. Could Kel one day take on a squire of her own? Or train young girls in some other fashion? Just give me something Kel-centric and I'll love it!

**If you get stuck and want to read these, Kel's first two books are very short. Squire and Lady Knight can be read on their own with minimal confusion – in fact, Squire is the first Tortall book I ever read, and I didn't even realize there were two quartets and two Kel books I'd totally missed until I finished and looked at the back jacket. :D **

More Details: I love Kel's strength through everything. Not physically, though she's got that too, but her unwavering dedication to her goal. I love her quiet sense of humor, and her amused tolerance of Neal's wild antics, and her compassion for others. I love how she takes on Tobe, and Jump, and the Sparrows, and Owen, and everyone else she "adopts" at one point.

I love her friendships with Neal and the other boys, and her motherly ways towards Lalasa, the younger pages, and Tobe. I love her mentor-student relationship with Raoul, and the hints of one with Alanna (what about that moment Aly dreamt of – does Kel finally get to hang out with Alanna for a while?). I love the hints of a relationship with Dom, and that would be a great thing to explore. Also the comradery with the men of the Own or the Haven convicts/soldiers/people.

As I said, I'd love a missing scene from her Page or Squire years. Maybe something with Neal, or Lalassa, or the Sparrows. Maybe a moment with Edna the Wildcat.

Or, something from her future as a Lady Knight. How long was she at New Hope? What happened there as the war drew on? Was she ever assigned elsewhere? Was she ever injured in battle? What happened afterwards? Did she and Dom ever hook up? How did her relationships with Tobe and the Haven/New Hope people evolve/stay the same? Gimmie gimmie!

If you ship, Kel/Dom or Kel/Lalasa please. No cross-generation ships, please.

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Request Fandom 2: Dragonriders of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
Menolly, Robinton, Sebell, Talmor

Request: Harper quartet! Thank you to whoever nominated this group! I'd love something set right after Menolly's second book, when she's in the hall and finding her place. Alternatively, something from before she came – what was life in the Harper Hall like for one or both of the boys? Or life before? Or anything from Robinton's life! You totally don't have to include all four characters in one story. Just one or two is fine too.

**Talmor only appears in Dragonsinger, which also features the other three, and is really the time period I'm interested in. So if you'd like to jump into this one, there's really only one book that you'd need to read/review. Reading Dragonsong first would give a bit more to Menolly's backstory, too. Alternatively, something from Robinton's life when he's a bit younger would mean reading Dragonharper, but again, easy to jump in without reading the rest of the series.**

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I love love love Dragonsinger, and that time period in the Harper Hall. I love Menolly's group with Sebell, Talmor, and Domick. I love the mentorship relationship with Menolly and Robinton, and also the kind of mentorship/sibling relationship between Menolly and Sebell and/or Talmor. I'd love anything set in that era!

Something from right before Menolly got to the Hall, focusing on one of the boys could also be great. How did Sebell or Talmor come to the Hall? What was their life like before? How did they feel about walking the tables? Ooh, or what was the conversation when Sebell and Talmor each refused to give way in walking Menolly?

Or anything in Robinton's life. I love love love him and his so so tragic backstory and dear god Anne what were you trying to do to me in that book!!! So yes, anything else with him! (and I know his book actually sort of covers Sebell coming to the Hall, but elaborating on that or handwaving it if you have a cooler idea;) )

I just don't even think I can express how much I love Harpers, and this period of Pern History, and the Harper Hall, and oh, Peimur and Silvina and anyone else are welcome to come to the party too!

If you ship, Menolly/Sebell, Menolly/Talmor, Menolly/Peimur, or Robinton/Silvina please. No cross-generation ships, please.

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Request Fandom 3: WALL-E
Any

Request: I love this movie! It is so adorable and yet such a scathing commentary on society! WALL-E is adorable, and Mo, EVE, and the others are so fun! I'd love something about WALL-E getting to the point he's at at the start of the movie, or a missing scene during the movie, or something about the robots afterwards.

**This is a standard length movie, thus easy to jump into.**

More Details:
I just really love this movie, you guys. It gives me the warm fuzzies every time I watch WALL-E and EVE get together, and even the background characters are awesome and oh my god you guys! I just really love the feel of this movie.

That said, I also love the subtle commentary on our society and the HAL homage and all of the other not-so-fuzzy aspects. So feel free to play with them! Also, I didn't make it in time for crueltide this year, but yeah, feel free to go in any kind of evil robot apocalypse kind of direction if that is where your muse takes you. Maybe the HAL-esque Captain wins! Maybe this is all part of WALL-E's evil secret plot to destroy humans the way he destroyed the other WALL-Es! Maye a zombie virus wipes out the humans after they return! Maybe Mo goes crazy and cleans everyone to death! Go crazy!

If you ship, WALL-E/EVE please (Background Jane/John is fine).

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Request Fandom 4: Cracked: After Hours
Any

Request: I am not-so-secretly addicted to this youtube series! I love the character interactions, I love the geeky references, and I love the hints of subtext/backstory! Poor Dan's issues and obsession with Spiderman! Soren's obsession with perfection (and maybe Daniel ;) )! Michael's inappropriateness and obsession with food! Katie's feminism and gothy tendancies! I love it all! I'd love to see what happens before or after the After Hours, or an AH-like episode!

**This is a web series, with most episodes coming in under ten minutes. So in the time it would take you to watch a normal movie you can crank through a dozen of these.**

More Details: Okay, so this is about as close to RPF as I get. I mean, I know that CAH are personas, but they are close to the real people, too. So what I'm saying is that you are an RPFer you can feel free to include real life stuff for them and I will think you are very clever, but the ties to their real selves will just go over my head. :D

Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way, on to what I love. I love the fact that these are just four best friends/frenemies/people whiling away their time until they inevitably drift apart (as Soren likes to think) who just gather around to talk meta. I love that there are rules (sometimes) but that the person demanding to adhere to them changes (Usually Daniel, but Katie in that epilogue episode that Soren derails. JUMANJI!).

Michael's occasional insightfulness (calling that racism in Forest Gump thing without even seeing it!) is also fun, as is his usual oblivious dofusness (I already took the red pill. Put ranch on it!). Dan's issues are hilarious to watch, especially in the episodes where they specifically tear into him. (The wooing episode, the cops episode, the zombie episode: "You all've been zombies for weeks. Months for some of you." "Sure."

I love Soren's jock tendancies, and how he every so often lets them slip aside and lets his inner geek come out. (Though, as he states in the comicon episode, he isn't "out" as a geek, like them). :D Katie's alternating between sweet and girly (Katie's House of Pies and Little Cat Pies) and bloodthirsty and vicious ("There's brain and blood spatter, and everything! It's the best!") is probably my favorite!

Also, the background characters are great, like that guy-who-works-here-but-also-at-the-other-diner (which mysteriously burned down and Michael had nothing to do with it, he swears!). Ooh, and what about the blue gloves at the end of the Firefly episode! I would read the heck out of that AU-verse!

Also, I love how each of them had to go through that episode where their love was torn down: Batman/Bond for Soren, Spidy for Dan ("I'm Spiderman in mine"), Star Trek for Michael, and... come to think of it, I don't think Katie's had this episode, though she got close to it when she teamed up with Dan...

If you ship, Dan/Soren (those looks! so close to being canon!), Soren/Katie (all the subtext in the Batman episode!), Dan/Michael (the Mario episode!), Dan/Soren/Katie/Michael (Because why not?) please.


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Additionally, browsing me on AO3 will lead you to my writings, including stuff in Pern, Tortall, and Cracked AntiherOs, if you think that would be helpful or fun. :D

I think that's everything! Thanks so much!!!
chokolattejedi: (Yule - Yuletide Squee)
Yuletide!!! *flails* My holiday season is now officially underway! I am going to liberally copy and paste much from past letters. :D

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, drag queens, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, glorified gay bashing (where the basher doesn't get comeuppance later), cheating on partners, dental practice AUs, non-con, pwp, scatology, watersports.

Other things, in general: You may treat my character requests as "OR" requests, not "And" requests. That is, if I request A, B and C, and you have a great idea for just B, go for it!

Oh, and because I know some people are tetchy about it: if you would like to attempt a Misses Claus fill or a Chromatic fill with one of my prompts, that's cool. :D

Author, if you saw that I posted in the Crueltide post, but you just can't do darkfic, please don't worry. I would genuinely love any of my lighter prompts! :D

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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Request Fandom 1: Protector of the Small - Tamora Pierce
Keladry of Mindelan

Request: I'd love a missing scene from Kel's page/squire years. Something with Neal and her group of friends, or a moment with Raoul or the men of the Own. Or perhaps something from her second year as a Knight. I'd love something set in New Hope, maybe with Neal, Owen, Tobe, Raoul, Dom, or anyone else you'd like to add. Could Kel one day take on a squire of her own? Or train young girls in some other fashion? Just give me something Kel-centric and I'll love it!

**If you get stuck and want to read these, Kel's first two books are very short. Squire and Lady Knight can be read on their own with minimal confusion – in fact, Squire is the first Tortall book I ever read, and I didn't even realize there were two quartets and two Kel books I'd totally missed until I finished and looked at the back jacket. :D **

More Details: I love Kel's strength through everything. Not physically, though she's got that too, but her unwavering dedication to her goal. I love her quiet sense of humor, and her amused tolerance of Neal's wild antics, and her compassion for others. I love how she takes on Tobe, and Jump, and the Sparrows, and Owen, and everyone else she "adopts" at one point.

I love her friendships with Neal and the other boys, and her motherly ways towards Lalasa, the younger pages, and Tobe. I love her mentor-student relationship with Raoul, and the hints of one with Alanna (what about that moment Aly dreamt of – does Kel finally get to hang out with Alanna for a while?). I love the hints of a relationship with Dom, and that would be a great thing to explore. Also the comradery with the men of the Own or the Haven convicts/soldiers/people.

As I said, I'd love a missing scene from her Page or Squire years. Maybe something with Neal, or Lalassa, or the Sparrows. Maybe a moment with Edna the Wildcat.

Or, something from her future as a Lady Knight. How long was she at New Hope? What happened there as the war drew on? Was she ever assigned elsewhere? Was she ever injured in battle? What happened afterwards? Did she and Dom ever hook up? How did her relationships with Tobe and the Haven/New Hope people evolve/stay the same? Gimmie gimmie!

If you ship, Kel/Dom or Kel/Lalasa please. No cross-generation ships, please.

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Request Fandom 2: M*A*S*H
Benjamin Franklin 'Hawkeye' Pierce

Request: I love Hawkeye! I think there is so much depth to him, and he's really got levels to explore. He's also witty, hilarious, crazy, and adorable. I love the dynamic he has with Margaret through the series, and also his dynamics with Trapper and BJ. These can all lean towards shippy or platonic. I also love Hawkeye and Trapper/BJ/Klinger/Radar getting up to hijinks, and Radar being awesome. Potter, Henry, Mulcahy and Sidney are welcome to come along for the ride. And Frank or Charles too of course. A fic set during any season, with any supporting cast, but focused around Hawkeye would be fabulous!

**This one is a bit harder to get into for the first time, as it is an 11 season TV series, and the disks can be hard to find, but fortunately you can grasp the concept and the basics of the characters just from watching a few half-hour episodes. With the exception of the first handful of episodes of season 1, when they were still ironing out the characters, they are fairly consistent throughout, excepting the magical ability to spawn and then erase stateside siblings like there's no tomorrow. Also people who have been in the show since season 1 are discovering that their wives are magically pregnant 3 seasons later, but that's what happens when you stretch a 3 year period over 11 seasons, so I can forgive it. But basically, if you skim the Wikipedia and watch any, say 3 or 4 episodes - or aprox the length of a regular movie - you'll know pretty much all you need to, to write for this one.**

More Details: This is another one that I will continue to request, though I did get an awesome gift in it a few years back. But there will never be enough Hawkeye! ;) My favorite episodes of MASH are the ones that focus on Hawkeye, Radar, pranks, or throwing Margaret and Hawkeye together in tough circumstances. Oh, and poker nights, especially on the rare occasion that Sidney or Margaret join the game. I love the will they/won't they relationship between Margaret and Hawkeye, the paternal/minion relationship between Hawk and Radar, and the friends/brothers relationship between Hawk and Trapper/BJ/Sidney/Sometimes Charles.

I love Carry On Hawkeye, where he's faced with the Herculean task of taking care of the entire sick camp with just Radar and the nurses for help while he himself slowly succumbs to it. I also like Aid Station, Bug Out and all the other episodes where Hawkeye, Margaret, and Radar/Klinger are left behind/sent to the front/whatever. Pranking and bet-related episodes and Hawkeye and BJ/Trapper's war against Frank/Charles are also fun times.

If you're in the mood for some deep thinking, I love when the show goes all psychological on Hawkeye. For example: the episode where he goes crazy because of his suppressed memories, the one where he pretends to go crazy to get a trip to Tokyo, any of the ones where he loses a patient and freaks out, Sons and Bowlers with Hawkeye and Charles, and essentially the whole of the last few episodes.

Basically I love Hawkeye, and anything that focuses on him and/or his relationship with the others would be marvelous, but I would especially love an episodic type piece where hijinks ensue.

If you ship, Hawkeye/Margaret, Hawkeye/Trapper, or Hawkeye/BJ please.

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Request Fandom 3:
Jack Carter

Request: Something set early in the series please, before they started messing with timelines and getting all crazy.

Jack! Jack driving Jo or Nathan crazy! Jack being driven crazy by SARAH/Zoe/Fargo/Nathan/anyone in this town! Jack and Zane WhiteCollar-esque banter! Vincent or Henry being friends with Jack. Will-they-won't-they with Jack and Alison or Nathan or both! Or Jack, gen, just chilling or doing paperwork or anything.

Basically give me something Jack-centric in this world and I will be a happy camper! :)


**Again, this is a TV show with a few seasons to it (though not as many as MASH) but Jack is the main character, so he's easy to find. And, as I said in the prompt, I'd love something from early in the show, so you'd only need to watch the first handful of episodes and not worry about any future spoilery backstory or anything, and I'd be thrilled with it I'm sure!**

More Details: Yes, I love Jack. I got a lovely drabble for him last year and I want more! :D I love how at sea he is in this strange geeky world, and how he deals with the constant inferiority complex of being a 'norm' in a town full of geniuses. I also love how so often his 'dumb-guy normal' ideas so often save the day. His desire to just do his job, go home and drink a beer to the game without all of these shenanigans is just never, NEVER, going to go right, and I love that frustration for him.

Also, the frequent whump/why am I invisible/Why am I the only one who can dismantle the bomb/etc plays right into my H/C kink, so feel free to go there too. :D

Anything in the tone of the show would be great, but if you wanted to get meta about his place in Eureka and his life as a norm and what have you, and really get into the deep thinking, I'd enjoy that too. But if that isn't your thing, lighthearted bantery/fluffy like the show is great too!

If you ship, Jack/Nathan, Jack/Allison, or Nathan/Jack/Allison please.

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Request Fandom 4: Warm Bodies (2013)
Any (R, Julie Grigio, Nora, Marcus)

Request: Oh my god I love this movie! I would love literally anything set before or during or after the movie (well, that pretty much covers all my bases, doesn't it ;) ). How did the outbreak start? What was anyone's life like before the outbreak? What was anyone's life like after the outbreak but before the movie? How did they exhume the world? Was there a happily ever after? You totally don't have to include all four characters in one story. Just one or two is fine too.

**This movie is short and sweet and wonderful and very easy to get into. :D **

More Details: Er, pretty much what it says on the tin. I love love love this movie and just want more from this universe. I love the campy nature of it, and the hesitant voiceover from R, and the hints of a past from everyone. I love the ending, with the humans and corpses fighting together against the Boneys, and the slow rehabilitation of the not-quite-dead-yet. I also love the music, and the quirky humor, and basically just everything!

So, for prompts: who were these people before the outbreak? What happened when all of a sudden zombies! and WTF, and becoming either a survivor or a corpse. (Feel free to get a bit bloody with that, if you want. This is a zombie movie, after all).

Obviously several years have gone by since the outbreak, so what were any of these folk up to during that time? Or what about after the movie? How do they exhume the world? Who is involved? Whatever happened with Marcus and the umbrella girl? What did Nora do? Did she find her own former zombie boyfriend? What did Julie and R do? Did Mr. Grigio ever warm up (hee) to R?

Also, worldbuilding is great for this one. Focusing on someone (minor chara or OC) other than the main crew an how they dealt with this insanity would be lovely. Or strait up person-less worldbuilding, if that's your thing. :D

If you ship, R/Julie, Julie/Nora, R/M, or OCs are fine too please.

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Request Fandom 5: Dragonriders of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
Menolly, Robinton, Sebell, Talmor

Request: Harper quartet! Thank you to whoever nominated this group! I'd love something set right after Menolly's second book, when she's in the hall and finding her place. Alternatively, something from before she came – what was life in the Harper Hall like for one or both of the boys? Or life before? Or anything from Robinton's life! You totally don't have to include all four characters in one story. Just one or two is fine too.

**Talmor only appears in Dragonsinger, which also features the other three, and is really the time period I'm interested in. So if you'd like to jump into this one, there's really only one book that you'd need to read/review. Reading Dragonsong first would give a bit more to Menolly's backstory, too. Alternatively, something from Robinton's life when he's a bit younger would mean reading Dragonharper, but again, easy to jump in without reading the rest of the series.**

More Details:
I love love love Dragonsinger, and that time period in the Harper Hall. I love Menolly's group with Sebell, Talmor, and Domick. I love the mentorship relationship with Menolly and Robinton, and also the kind of mentorship/sibling relationship between Menolly and Sebell and/or Talmor. I'd love anything set in that era!

Something from right before Menolly got to the Hall, focusing on one of the boys could also be great. How did Sebell or Talmor come to the Hall? What was their life like before? How did they feel about walking the tables? Ooh, or what was the conversation when Sebell and Talmor each refused to give way in walking Menolly?

Or anything in Robinton's life. I love love love him and his so so tragic backstory and dear god Anne what were you trying to do to me in that book!!! So yes, anything else with him! (and I know his book actually sort of covers Sebell coming to the Hall, but elaborating on that or handwaving it if you have a cooler idea;) )

I just don't even think I can express how much I love Harpers, and this period of Pern History, and the Harper Hall, and oh, Peimur and Silvina and anyone else are welcome to come to the party too!

If you ship, Menolly/Sebell, Menolly/Talmor, Menolly/Peimur, or Robinton/Silvina please. No cross-generation ships, please.

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Request Fandom 6: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
Vida Boheme, Noxeema

Request: I'd love something from before the movie, exploring the friendship between these two, or either one of them first exploring their lovely drag queen selves. Alternatively, after the movie, now that they're older and wiser, how do they proceed? Is coming back home to their life in New York a shock after those few days in the country? Or is it business as usual? If your muse isn't feeling both ladies, feel free to only write about one or the other.

**Again, a single movie, so watch it! :D**

More Details: Okay, so my queer little heart absolutely loves this movie. Just, to-die-for loves it. I really would love any *any* thing you could write here. But yes, pretty much what I said on the tin. I'd love some back story for the ladies. It is clear at the start of the movie that they have some history, though clearly they aren't always on the same page with everything else. How did they meet? Or how did they become *the* Vida Boheme and Noxeema?

Or, what is the fallout from the movie? Their worlds were so completely turned on ear by that week of crazy, and there has to be some moment of reconciliation later. Or do they (or one of them) return to Snydersville one day?

No Chi-Chi please.

Also, thanks to the Crueltide post, I now kind of want to see Vida and Noxie in a zombie or outbreak apocalypse. I know they'd find a way to make it fabulous! :D

If you ship, Vida/Noxie please.


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Additionally, browsing me on AO3 will lead you to my writings, including stuff in MASH, Pern, Eureka, Warm Bodies, and Tortall, if you think that would be helpful or fun. :D

I think that's everything! Thanks so much!!!

*Waves*

Oct. 20th, 2014 08:29 pm
chokolattejedi: Dory from Finding Nemo and the text "Just Keep Swimming" (Nemo - Just Keep Swimming)
Hey all,

So I realize that I disappeared off the face of the internet in… April? March? Some time back then.

I’m really sorry about that, and especially anyone I left hanging.

Basically, real life came out of nowhere and slammed into me.

I got a second job, went through some family stuff, ended the second job, got a different second job, ended both that and my first job, opened a show, took a summer course in NYC, watched my laptop slowly give up the will to live, went through another period of deep depression, started a diet, stopped that diet, got a new full-time job (Teaching! \o/), went through some more family stuff, watched my Jeep finally give up the will to live, got a new laptop, got a new truck, went through even more family stuff, moved to a new apartment, and opened another show. In roughly that order.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little overwhelmed.

In fact, with the new job and new shows (three more this semester :O ) I haven’t even finished moving out of storage or unpacking my apartment yet. So yeah.

But I’m back. And just in time for Yuletide sign ups! *whew*

I am going to do my best to go back and catch up on what I’ve missed, though the bulk of it will probably have to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas break. If you wrote me something and I never replied, I promise I will read it soon, and it will give me something to look forward to during my brief free periods, and I know I will love it. If I flaked on something for you (1MW Star Wars week people, I’m ashamedly avoiding eye contact with you) I am so so very sorry, and I will do my best to make it up to you. Somehow. Someday.

*sigh*

So yes, I’m off to bed now because I’ve got an early day at work tomorrow, but I just wanted to return to the world and apologize for my absence.

Chok
chokolattejedi: Eliza Dushku looking solemnly at camera with text "there'll be beauty from pain" (Gen - Beauty from Pain)
Thank you so much mystery author! I am so excited for all the women!

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, cheating on partners, non-con, pwp, scatology, watersports.

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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On to my requests (in alphabetical order)!

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Dragonriders of Pern – Anne McCaffery
Manora, Menolly

Request: Something focusing on Manora or Menolly, please! Manora at any age, competently running things, or running the weyr behind the scenes during any great moment in the books, or maybe dealing with the new stuff AIVIS produces, or finally retiring and what's that like? Anything!

For Menolly, anything! I'd love something set between Dragonsinger and Dragondrums; more of her coming into her own as a Harper. Or even something set later – obtaining her Mastery, becoming a mother, the excitement of AIVIS, life many years after AIVIS as the world deals with his changes, Harpers leading the way… anything!


More Details: I love the glimpses of Manora that we get throughout the series – her quiet dignity and strength while young, her firm competence when Lessa takes over, and her kindness towards Menolly are all great. More ideas include: Something from her POV on the changes taking place in her world (as Flon dies and the Pass draws near and Less takes over and such) and how they affect her. A day in her life in the Weyr. Dealing with weyrlings, or strays (like Menolly) or just anything else. Or, what is her life like once someone else takes her place?

So Menolly is one of my favorite characters, and I love everything about Harpers and the Harper Hall and music and everything (I don't know much about music's technical details, but I love that kind of thing, so don't feel like you have to be an expert, but feel free to include details (or wiki-details ;) if you want. I'll love them either way). Anything about her life after coming to the Hall, learning more about being a Harper, going out on assignment, dealing with (and overturning) the kinds of attitudes that her parents and Morshall had, writing music, getting her Mastery, discovering AIVIS, becoming a mom, becoming a grandma(?) , retiring, etc. All the Menolly things!

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Greek Mythology
Demeter

Request: Anything about Demeter, not involving Persephone or her resulting fight with Hades and Zeus

More Details: I feel like Demeter, a lot of the time, gets boiled down to her part in Persephone's story, and her resulting wrath against Zeus, Hades, and humans with winter. And I love variations on the Persephone story, and I'm guilty of this as well. But there is more to Demeter than that!

I mean, she's the third child of Cronus and Rhea, and she fought the Titans with the other five when Zeus overthrew their parents. That indicates some awesome warrior-ness right there. She's also the keeper of the divine laws, goddess of the life-death cycle (and was that before she created winter, or after?) and she's got other children, and she's got a whole women-only festival!

And what about her life as the Earth Godddess before Persephone was stolen/born? I mean, if she basically created late autumn/winter/early spring in her grief, what was the world like before that? Summer all the time? When were things harvested? Just whenever? How was her relationship with her other siblings before that? Not just Hades and Zeus (though that might be interesting) but also Poseidon, Hera, Hestia, and the others.

Just, give me more about her life aside from Persephone, please!

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RWBY
Blake Belladonna, Ruby Rose, Yang Xiao Long

Request: Ruby's crazy awesomeness! Blake's quiet competence! (And adorable kitty ears!) Yang's wicked, crazy competence! The snark! The weapons! The battles! Give me more! :D

More Details: I love our introduction to Ruby: "Are you robbing me?" and then that little "ooohhh" of understanding. Then kapow! She's got the chibi cute school girl with the giant bezerker weapon look going, which I love, and she's got all those insecurities and youth and mistakes, which makes her so much fun to play with (and to h/c). There's also her love of books, contrasted with her not paying attention in class – there's depth there to explore!

Blake is great as the strong, silent, competent type, but her backstory… woah! Anything about her past, or about her starting over with the team after the season finale's revelations. I also love how, though she's so standoffish at the beginning, but in the forest, she and Yang work really well together, and unlike Weiss, Blake simply works alongside the sisters in the battle without questioning their skill. What does she think about her life at this school?

Yang. I love her trailer the most, and her attitude is just awesome! She's wild, she's crazy, and she just flies through the air laughing and shooting fireballs out of her fists to go faster!!! She's bonkers, and I love her! And ooh, don't mess with her hair! So anything about her (/and Ruby) growing up. Anything with her in a battle. Anything about getting their team together at Beacon and dealing with the fallout of the season finale… anything!

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Warm Bodies
Julie, Nora

Request: I'd love future fic, showing how Nora deals with the Zombie cure. We know Julie's got R, but what does Nora do. Does she become a nurse? Does she find a zombie boyfriend of her own? What? Or, Julie, dealing with the outbreak, and the initial attacks, and her father building the city, and her mother turning and dying. Like, what brings her to the place that she's at, at the beginning of the movie?

More Details: So yeah, what it says on the tin. I love Nora, and her relatively easy acceptance of R, and her interest in nursing (which we get a glimpse of in the ending montage) and I really want to know what happens to her.

Also, what about her reactions to the first indication of Zombie Apocalypse happening? How did she survive? Did she know the Grigios before? (The Peach Schnapps story certainly seems to indicate that she did) How did she get to where she is at the beginning of the movie?

But also, Julie's got this super crazy background that just begs for exploring! I mean, first of all, her dad is this anti-zombie savior guy who builds the survivor compound? And he shot her mom? And she's gotten to the point where she just doesn't seem to give a f*** anymore? Like, what happened to this girl!?!

So yeah, gimme. :D

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chokolattejedi: Richard, from the webcomic "Looking For Group," turned into a baby, throwing his hands up in excitement (LFG: Baby Richard)
Thank you so much mystery author! I am so excited for you to write in one of my little invisible fandoms! :D

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, cheating on partners, non-con, pwp, scatology, watersports.

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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Gilderoy Lockhart – Works
Request: Hit me with any of his crazy, narcissistic tales! Elaborate on his past experiences with snakes. What about that one time with the dragon? Or take me through his trip to Tibet. Could the snow even compare to the pearly whiteness of his teeth? I think not!

More Details: So yes, as I said, feel free to absolutely revel in the Lockhart-esque nature of these texts. Give me some depth to the stories he tells. (Subtle hints of what actually happened are totally welcome too) ;)

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Snoopy
Request:I love Snoopy's story! And I love the rain. What happened on this particular dark and stormy night? Tell me about those shots that rang out! Or that kiss! What kind of kiss rings out? A dangerous one? Or those shots! Who was shot? Did they deserve it? Who were they kissing? I don't know, but I want to!

More Details: So, I know there are quite a few tales in Snoopy's series, but I love them all! As I said, the shot, the kiss, the curtains – all of it is welcome! Feel free to play with the species of the characters. I know Snoopy never specifies if he is writing about humans, dogs, birds, or something else, so feel free to pick anything and go with it. I love reading different versions (for instance, cats would react quite differently to the rain than some other species, though I can't really see Snoopy writing about cats, can you? Especially with that whole Bunny Wunny author fiasco.)

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Princess Bride – Simon Morgenstern
Request:Okay, I've loved this book for years, and like William did, I totally wanted to find the longer version one day. But with it being out of print and all… give me those pages of landscape descriptions! Tell me all about those cultural details! Bring it on!

More Details: So yes, pretty much I mean what I said. I love the idea of reading those 66 pages (or a few of them, anyway) of history of the Florinese crown. Surely something fascinating must have happened in that time. Some crazy(crazier than Humperdinck, rather) monarch or silly war or palace intrigue or something. Or, give me those satirical packing scenes. Tell me about all those dresses and hats! Or about the miracle cures from chapter 4! Or one of those foliage descriptions from Buttercup's Baby! Anything!

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Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter
Request:What is it like growing up as a Pirate's daughter? Is it all swashbuckling and treasure and adventures, or more gruel and seasickness? What attracted Romeo to Ethel when he saw her on the docks? What attracted her to him? Tell me about the epic battles!

More Details: Right. What I mostly would love here is backstory. What is Ethel's deal? What made her so willing to run off with this landlubber? Was there more to that disagreement with her father than we saw? Alternatively, what about those epic swashbuckling sword battles later on? What happened behind those scenes?

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Springtime for Hitler
Request:Oh, SFH! Some of the casting choices through the years have been a little suspect – please don't shy away from the original absolute flamboyantness of this play! That's what sells SFH! And I know everyone is all about Adolf, but I'd also love a closer look at some of his Stormtroopers too, if you wanted to go in that direction. Just make it gay! ;)

More Details:I don't know what I could add here! I was just a little Jedi when I saw the touring production of Springtime for Hitler. Of course, this wasn't the pure original Broadway version, but it was still produced by Bialy and Bloom, and it was amazing. The musical numbers just blew me away, and the revelations about Ol' Liz were astounding. Mostly though, I'm in it for the dancing, singing, flaming Nazi Stormtroopers. :D

Update

Feb. 11th, 2014 12:16 pm
chokolattejedi: Black/blue swirly blackground with glowing white text "Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing" (Firefly - Brain Missing)
So, as some of you know, I made a New Year's Resolution (like a bundle of them, really) to be more consistently active online. To maintain my 750 words streak. To post Hippo and Bird 5 times a week. To participate in the exchanges I found just after Yuletide. To not disappear from 1MW. To reply to comments. To post regularly to DW.

And then I disappeared from the internets.

Because I got a job! Completely unexpectedly, on a referral, I got a job!

Now, not having worked for a few (read: 6) months before that, I was a little out of practice at getting out in the world, dealing with people, etc. And even a half day at work left me exhausted for the whole next day. Three days in a row wiped me out for a whole weekend. And I completely failed out of all of my internet and fic related resolutions. I was tired all the time, and I let my room slide, because I was too burnt out to make it better (which then makes me feel depressed, and begins the vicious cycle I had been in for most of last year and was finally escaping from).

Then, just as I started to adjust and was like, "hey, I can do some writing this weekend" "hey, I feel like doing laundry and picking up a bit tonight" ... I got a second job as an emergency fill in for someone, and that was like this crazy rush to catch up and get everything done in two weeks.

Oh, and my mom and I started a new diet right the day before that, so those two weeks (and this one) I'm also starving and craving all kinds of things I can no longer have.

And while I'm happy about the jobs, I'm also tired and a bit stressed by them, and haven't had time for my writing or any other fun things. The jobs inadvertently put the kibosh on all of my New Year's Resolutions, so I feel kind of failure-like for that. I haven't even done my homework in the last 2 weeks. And I'm upset that I completely disappeared from the internets and got none of my writing or anything done. I've got a lot of catching up to do - especially for 1MW and Hippo and Bird.

So the whole thing has been bit of a step backwards for me.

But now that those two weeks are past, and that pace is slowing, I'm finally able to start looking hopefully at my laptop again.

And on the plus side, I was able to get back last night, just in time for Shipswap and Invisible Fandom, so all is not lost!

But yeah, this was basically just to explain why I disappeared for a month, and also to make that public-ish first step back, because the first step back is the hardest. But I'm not just vanishing and coming back next year like nothing happened. Not again. I'm coming back now. I won't be around as often as last year, and it will take me a while to get all of my "thank you"s and comments out, but I am going to do it!

I will!

For Pony!
chokolattejedi: Richard, from the webcomic "Looking For Group," turned into a baby, throwing his hands up in excitement (LFG: Baby Richard)
Thank you so much, mystery author! I'm sorry that this letter was a little later than I promised, but here it is!

Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.

Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, cheating on partners, non-con, pwp, scatology, watersports.

In general, I'm not huge on PWPs. I like plot, developing relationships, fade to blacks, pre-relationships, old marrieds, and all kinds of other things. I like sex scenes too, but please don't feel like you have to include one, or make it all about that.

The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.

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RWBY
Request: Okay, brief ideas:

Blake and Yang – total opposites, and yet both totally competent and awesome and a great team. More on that!

Blake and Ruby – Bookworms unite!

Ren and Nora – how adorable are they?! And again with the opposites attracting! More of them please!

Ozpin and Qrow – okay, so I know we've never even met Qrow. But. I ship them. So hard. For reasons I'll detail for you in my letter. Any kind of backstory there would be awesome.


More Details: More about Blake/Yang: How does Blake deal with her excitable partner? How does she really feel about their team? (She jumps on the bunk bed bandwagon pretty quickly…) She's so standoffish at the beginning, but in the forest, she and Yang work really well together, and unlike Weiss, Blake simply works alongside the sisters in the battle without questioning their skill. Also, the revelation of her ears! Adorable! How does that play out with Yang?

Blake/Ruby: I completely ship them for two reasons: Ruby's excitement at the idea that Blake has books she might be able to look at, and Blake's quiet acceptance of Ruby as their leader, despite her age and flaws. So yeah, give me more of that. Maybe Yang and Weiss are off training or something and Blake and Ruby get to know each other? Maybe they start talking books and Blake is surprised by Ruby's knowledge? Maybe Ruby can't get over the adorableness of Blake's ears and keeps wanting to pet them, and Blake realizes she doesn't mind? I don't know, but I want it all!

Ren/Nora: So yes, I love how these two interact. Also interesting is that, as far as we know, they are the only team that knew each other before. So… backstory! How did they meet? What was their old school like? How do their battle styles work together? I know a lot of people are perturbed by the whole "Nora was there but didn't help with the snakes thing" and you could explore that too, if you wanted. Not gonna lie, I'd love H/C here.

Ozpin/Qrow: There's that whole opening moment where Ozpin mentions him, and there's that reminiscent/fond expression/tone of voice. And then there's the message Qrow sends Ozpin, so clearly they're still in contact. And there's the fact that Qrow, R-someone, Ozpin and W-someone could have been on a team called QROW, much like Ruby's team being RWBY, and it would be awesome. So yeah… I ship it. And I would love some kind of backstory or something. How did they meet? Were they still in contact before Ozpin met Ruby, or did that reconnect them? Backstory of any kind would be awesome!

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Tortall – Tamora Pierce
Request: Okay, my usual requests: Aly and Nawat being all adorable together? Fantastic! Nawat courting Aly or taking care of their nestlings with her? Sweet! Aly and Dove being all awesome as Queen and servant/confidant and/or shippy together? Love! Kyprioth sending either pair off on another task/adventure? Wonderful!

Also! Kel and Dom! After Kel's books, something of the two of them courting (does he court her? Cause I feel like he totally would in a cute, teasing way). Old marrieds living their life as the next generation does their thing? Heat of battle? Domestic?


More Details: I love the Trickster series best of all the Tortall Books. Anything based around these characters, either before, during, or after the books would be great! I also love the entire Tortall world for the amazingly strong, well detailed, and so very different from each other female characters!

I love Aly's love of life and the pleasure she gets from doing spy things. Her depth of knowledge and sneaky ways are very impressive. Her way of living with one finger stuck in everyone else's business while seeming to be nowhere near them is great as well. In Choice, the way she moves between the family, the conspirators, and her day job with the goats and crows and Kyprioth is fascinating. In Queen, the way she knows what everyone is doing, including her fellows, by way of the darkings is fabulous. The way she moves in the shadows for so long and then all of a sudden there is a huge result (a la Topabaw) is fascinating. And her personality in general I just adore.

I love how calculating Dove is; she thinks before she speaks and she always wants to learn more about everything. The loyalty/friendship/potentially love between her and Aly is fabulous to watch as it develops. I also love the differences between her and Sarai, and how the Raka have to get used to her. As a bookworm myself, her quieter personality, and the way various people interpret it, really hit home with me.

I love the learning curve for Nawat becoming human, and any hijinks along that road would be fun! I love his love of the fun side of life, and his interesting views of human things.

I would love anything set during or after the books. Any scenes from within the rebellion, Dove and Aly talking late at night, Aly and Nawat raising their family, Dove being queen, Aly being spymaster, Kyprioth interfering in either of those two jobs, Kyprioth making another wager with/assignment for Aly… or whatever you can think of.

Kel's books are my second favorites, and I just love her. I love Kel's quiet determination, and competence, and the way that she just keeps kicking butt and taking names, despite the odds all being against her. Her outsider perspective on life in Tortall brings a great dimension to the world, and the way she blends her Yamani knowledge with her knightly training is so interesting. I also love her relationship with Raoul and the King's Own. Their acceptance of her, and her easy command of them is wonderful. And Haven!

Unlike her other pairings, Kel and Dom is one that Pierce leaves kind of open ended, not having them be a recognized couple at the end of Kel's books, and not establishing them anywhere in Aly's books. Well, I would like that fixed please. I'd love something set after the books (either a little after or a lot after or somewhere in between: I'm good). Kel and Dom are a great couple, in part because, though he is a good soldier, Dom is also able to see the humorous, lighter side of a soldier's duty, and that is something that Kel often needs. Hence why I imagine him courting Kel in a roundabout, funny way, to make her see the lighter side of things. Or does Kel take charge, and go for something (someone) she wants?

What about a moment as comrades in arms? Or h/c after a battle? Lord knows Kel gets wounded enough, and her boys are all totally the hovering mother hen sorts. What about seeing them as old marrieds, with Kel still in command of Haven, or having moved on to bigger, better things? Do they have kids, or are they just great Auntie/Uncle and spoil Neal's kids rotten? What's a day in their life? Or what's a special occasion they get to experience one day? I want it all!

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Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling
Request: Harry/Charlie! I love them in domestic and fluffy things. I love them in dark things (either/both dark like torture/death/etc and dark like going to the dark side). Love them with dragons.

Sirius/Bella. One of my few het ships in this fandom. I'd love some young, impetuous, dark-tinted love, or some Azkaban crazy longing, or whatevs. I love light, grey, and dark Siri, and grey and dark Bella.


More Details: Er, yes. So I love Harry/Charlie. What if Harry is sent to the dragon preserve (maybe the first real meeting longer than the few short snips we see in canon)? Or Dark!Harry inspecting his dragon warriors, or fluffy domestic fic. In general, I like angst, and hurt/comfort. I like turning characters dark (especially if there is a whole other dark faction run by Harry that is secretly also fighting in the war, in which case other Gryffs, DA members, or anyone from Draco's gang (including him) are welcome to join in on the ebilness. However, I know that not everyone likes dark!fic or dark!characters, and I do totally like other things. Humor and fluff can be fun, as can awkward first acknowledgements of attraction. Dragons are awesome, wheezes and pranks are awesome, and domestic, morning around the house kind of fic (and/or kid!fic) are awesome.

Sirius/Bella: I have a thing for villains (I blame Disney) and Bellatrix hits so many of my femme villain buttons it isn't even funny. I'm especially interested in her life before Azkaban. Like, life for her at Hogwarts, finding out about Voldie and being drawn to his side, growing up a Black, etc. We see so much of Hogwarts from the Gryf side of the Great Hall, but what about the Slyths? What happened when Sirius was sorted? How did that affect the Blacks and the Slyth house? (Or, AU that whole thing, if you want. I'm up for anything). How did Bellatrix compete against the Marauders? Did she try to bring Sirius with her to the dark side?

Alternatively, how was their time together in Azkaban? What happened after they both got out? Was it a reunion? Or was there a heat of battle first time thing? I can't really see Bellatrix as going light, though I can easily see Sirius as playing for any side. Was he always light? Always dark but pretending? Really dark/grey and just as surprised as the rest of the world when he was Sorted? Did he change positions? Did he think (as people often do with Snape) that he could keep his love despite following his ideals to the opposite side of battle? Or, some kind of AU where they rule the world in Voldie's place and all bow down to them and it is awesome! :P Just go wherever your muse takes you. If you believe it, I'll believe it. :D

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RED (2010)
Request: Okay, so ideas…

Sarah/Frank: Sarah's POV of the craziness of the movie, and her feelings for Frank. Either one in the development over the phone time. CRAZY post-movie hijinks!

Ivan/Victoria: Anything from their past – either's pov of their last meeting. Future hijinks!

Frank/William: I love the "I used to be you" and the "I trained him" and the "cute hair" and just more of all that please!


More Details: Oh my gosh I love this movie so much. So, Frank and Sarah. I'd love to see some of their phone conversations, developing the relationship. What is the deal with the avocado?! Getting to know each other kind of thing. Also, her reaction to any of the events in the movie. I mean, she is literally swept up into one of her CIA spy romance novels. How's that gotta feel? Or afterwards, once they're together, and she's gotten into this whole life, how's that work? Does he teach her to shoot a gun and stuff? Do his own little spy training sessions? What do they do in Moldova? Give me the hijinks! :P

Ivan/Victoria: Their love is so tragic, and yet so cute. When he sweeps her off her feet in the white dress and combat boots? I died! I'd love more on their backstory – that last meeting when she shot him, his recovery… did either one keep tabs on the other for all those years? It seems like they're seeing each other for the first time in the movie, so thoughts in that moment would also be great. What about future hijinks? Now that their love isn't restricted… Moldova?

Frank/William: Okay, so these two. William is just such a mini-Frank in some ways, and the movie draws crazy parallels between them. I love the banter in their fight scene, and the "grandpa" bit. Love the way Frank describes him "6'1", cute hair." "Hair was cute." The moment when Frank calls, and he realizes where from…just paralleling them again. "What are you going to do?" And he gives him the key! Also, was William (though also annoyed) just a teeny bit impressed when Frank arranged to circle him with the cop cars at the beginning? Or when he blew up his whole team? Or when he actually did manage to kidnap the VP? I think he was.

Something post movie, perhaps with William seeking Frank out? Or another case has them crossing paths again and one thing leads to another? Maybe a few years pass and William, now wiser in the world, seeks Frank out to acknowledge their connection? Anything along those lines would be great!

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chokolattejedi: The Comedian from The Watchmen, smirking (WM - Comedian Smirk)
hurt / comfort au: fusion handcuffed / bound together time travel au: supernatural
rites of passage / coming of age indecent proposal au: apocalypse au: alternate professions soul bonding / soulmates
genderswap curtainfic FREE

SPACE
twenty-four hours to live road trip
sex pollen forbidden fruit wingfic transformations meet the parents / family
character in distress telepathy / mindmeld trapped in a dream sharing a bed metafiction
chokolattejedi: Eliza Dushku looking solemnly at camera with text "there'll be beauty from pain" (Gen - Beauty from Pain)
Hey all!

I just wanted to pimp one of my land communities again, if you were looking for another place to get some good writing/graphicing prompts. Womenverse has started Round Six!


Womenverse: a multifandom landcomm for all female characters


You join one of three teams: Combat Boots, Flip Flops, and Stilettos, and then you can participate in the comm's challenges and earn points for your team. :D It's really fun, so come check it out! (PS, tell them I sent you) ;)
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*Shuffles back in and waves tentatively* Hey all. I'm sorry for dropping off the face of the internet pretty much all of September and October. Hopefully the real life illness and drama has ended, and now I won't do it again.
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Hey, time for another pimping post! This one is for [community profile] the_deepbluesea.

The Deep Blue Sea is a landcomm for all of your favorite fandoms! It doesn't matter what sandbox you like to play in, you are welcome here. Join team seahorse, team starfish, or join me on team sea turtle, because sea turtles are the awesomest!! Write and graphic and play games and generally have fun in your fandoms! :D

Sign up now!



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Hey, time for another pimping post! (Again on LJ, sorry) This one is for femslash-land.

Femslash Land is a landcomm for all of your favorite femslash pairings! Join team cannon, team subtext, or join me on team crossover! Write and graphic and play games and generally make sure there is more femslash-y goodness in this world!

Sign up now!

chokolattejedi: Eliza Dushku looking solemnly at camera with text "there'll be beauty from pain" (Gen - Beauty from Pain)
Hey all!

I just wanted to pimp another community, if you have a livejournal too were looking for another place to get some good writing/graphicing prompts. Womenverse is starting Round Five this week!


Womenverse: a multifandom landcomm for all female characters


You join one of three teams: Combat Boots, Flip Flops, and Stilettos, and then you can participate in the comm's challenges and earn points for your team. :D It's really fun, so come check it out! (PS, tell them I sent you) ;)

And another banner because it amuses me :D


Womenverse: a multifandom landcomm for all female characters
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Check it out!


Welcome to the Multifandom Hurt/Comfort & Schmoop Comment Fic Meme!

All Fandoms Welcome! RPF/RPS included.



Come and play!
chokolattejedi: Shawn Spencer from Psych with arms open and quote "I'm available for hugs" (Psych - Hugs)
Hello wonderful writer!

I am so happy that we share some of the same rare pairs (and in some cases, rare fandoms)!

Alphabetically, cause why not?

1) Harry Potter
Harry/Charlie or Harry/Fred/George

I love Harry and the older Weasleys, and Charlie and the twins are my favorite! With Charlie, suggestions are sending Harry to the preserve (maybe the first real meeting longer than the few short snips we see in canon), Dark!Harry inspecting his dragon warriors, or fluffy domestic fic. With the twins, suggestions are Harry helping think of and/or create Wheezes, the twins deciding to send Harry the toilet seat, or reminiscing about it/explaining it to other later, similar hijinks, how the twins first pounced on Harry (cause, you know they would), Dark!them using pranks for evil, nefarious, and or sexy times purposes, or anything else.


What it says on the tin. In general, I like angst, and hurt/comfort. I like turning characters dark (especially if there is a whole other dark faction run by Harry that is secretly also fighting in the war, in which case other Gryffs, DA members, or anyone from Draco's gang (including him) are welcome to join in on the ebilness. However, I know that not everyone likes dark!fic or dark!characters, and I totally like other things. Humor and fluff can be fun, as can awkward first acknowledgements of attraction. Dragons are awesome, wheezes and pranks are awesome, the twins' exit from Hogwarts was awesome and made me cry in a good way, and domestic, morning around the house kind of fic (and/or kid!fic) are awesome.

2) M*A*S*H
Hawkeye/Trapper or Sydney/Hawkeye

The dynamic between Hawkeye and Trapper as friends is so interesting, and I'd love a relationship fic that played on that. Pranking Margaret or Frank/Charles is always welcome, and poker nights are also fun. Also dealing with being far from home and/or losing patients, if you're interested in something a little more angsty. Or reunion fic, after the war. Sydney has such a special place at MASH, and a very interesting relationship with Hawkeye in particular. I'd love to see that expanded upon. Maybe after poker one night? Or Sydney ends up back at MASH after another bunker follow-up with more than just a bump on the head?


Oh, MASH. I grew up on this show, and I fully blame Alan Alda for my twisted sense of humor. :D That said, I love how this show can have such light-hearted moments, and such heavy, angsty moments, and how they juxtapose them together so wonderfully. I would love something episodic from around the camp: a day in the life of OR or bugging out or being bored or whatever for either couple. Also, saying goodbye is hard, and sometimes saying hello again back in the states is even harder.

3) NCIS
Abby/Cate, Abby/Tony

Abby!!! I love the dynamic between each of these couples! Love the snark, and the cute, and the looking out for each other. Casefic would be lovely, as would fluffy domestic times at home on a day off. Or hurt/comfort from any of the many times they get hurt (or a new time!) Or, explore Cate's death. Does Tony help Abby deal? Or for the girls, how about the way Cate keeps appearing to Abby after she's dead? Or Abby dealing with Tony's supposed death when his car is exploded. Lay the angst on me!


What it says on the tin. I love Abby, and I love her with each of these two (or with both, if you're so inclined - either consecutively, concurrently, or threesomely) ;) I don't think I really have anything else to add. :D

4) Numbers
Colby/David or Charlie/Larry

For Colby/David, casefic would be lovely, as would a day off at home. Anything dealing with Colby's betrayal and the effect on their relationship. Or smoothing things back out again afterwards. Or any hurt/comfort from a case. For Charlie/Larry, I love their dynamic at the school, and I also would love casefic with the team. I love it when they do crazy experiments in the house that drive Alan crazy. Anything dealing with Larry's choice to go into space and his following absence would also be great. (No intimate relationship when Charlie was his student, please.)


I will admit that Colby/David is my OTP for this fandom, but I am starting to explore Charlie/Larry and I love it! Hit me with anything for either of these pairings and I'll love it!

5) Tortall
Ali/Nawat or Numair/Daine

Something set right after Daine's first book would be lovely. When she is still young and still coming in to her powers and learning, and is all tight with the riders, and isn't fully sure of her place with Numair. I love that time period! If not, what about an adventure a bit later, or something domesticy after one or both of the kids are born? For Aly/Nawat, I'd love anything. Something set during the books, with spying and intrigue and toppling of governments and a crow learning what it means to be a man. Or something set during the time immediately after Dove is crowned, when they're still getting the government sorted out, and everyone is adjusting to their new positions. And somehow he convinces Aly to have his chick, as we learn at the Christmas dinner, so what about that conversation? Was he nervous to meet her family? Did they meet his? Give me anything with this couple!


Yes, so, I don't think I have anything to add here. I love both of these couples, and would love to see something in this world!
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1) Black Butler
Any

I love this whole ensemble, and would really love to see an episodic piece featuring the gang. If that isn't your cup of tea (and sweets) then I'd be totally up for the following, too. Sebastian and Ciel, getting into trouble! Or Sebastian/Ciel - how much does a hell of a Butler do for his master? Or more backstory on Mae-Rin, Finny, and the gang? Angela or Ash, being creepy and crazy. Any Reaper being awesome! General world-building or backstory with any character.


Basically, what it says on the tin. I love this anime, and I love the strong characters and world that they live in. I will say that I am not fond of the second season. I love Ciel hunting down bad guys for the Queen, I love all the times that Sebastian takes a hit and Ciel's like, "Well? Get up and get back to work." I love the crazy crazy of the staff, but also their darker sides that we see so rarely. More information there would be great! Elizabeth, with her very tiring exuberance, is also fun as a foil to Ciel, as is Lau, and poor Fred, and Grell, and Madam Red (though not nommed, she's welcome to play too if you want).

Speaking of Grell. Oh Reapers! I love the Reapers on this show! Grell, with his ridiculous flamboyance (seeing more of him is one of the few things I like about second season. So many gorgeous poses, Bassie!) is fantastic. William T. Spears, with his love of rules, and the way he's always talking down to Grell, and basically being a bureaucrat of death - wonderful! And, of course, the Undertaker. *smishes* Something more of their world would be cool too.

You should by no means feel that you have to include everyone, or stick to the current time frame, or anything like that. (Though you can). Really just seeing more of any of these characters would be wonderful!

2) Fruits Basket
Any

Oh Furuba. I love this manga so much. I really do mean any here as well, but if you'd like more specific prompts... I love school hijinks, love accidental hugging, love how Tohru develops detailed and different relationships with so many of the Zodiac. Exploring any one or more of those during the series would be great. I love the dynamics in Shigure the man-child's house, and how things get so crazy, so something fun along those lines would be great. Expanding upon anyone's backstory, including the school years of the older Junishi would be great. Also, more detail about family gatherings like New Year's would be fun. And of course, Hana and Megumi being all creepy and wave-y and causing mayhem would be great too. Any little slice of life or world-building with these characters would be great!


To expand: I love Momiji. Love him being all cute and tragic at the same time. Love Tohru being cute and tragic at the same time. Really any zodiac fits that description. ;) I love the sisterly relationship Tohru has with Kisa. Love the UST between her and Kyo, and Yuki, and Momiji. Love the Haru/Yuki UST as well. And the older Trio. Shippy or ambiguous things for any of those pairings would be lovely, but I also love gen and fluff in this fandom. I also love how Yuki goes out and becomes his own person without Tohru, and that would be a fun thing to explore. Also, I just love Haru, plain and simple. Love everything about him, from his hair to his boots to the first time we meet him to his black side. Love!

I Love the menace that is Akito, and again with the tragic backstory that could be expanded upon! And his twisted relationship with the others, especially Shigure and Kureno. Love Shigure as the most un-adult-like adult ever! He and Aya are wonderful insanity together, and poor Hatori getting stuck with them! Love the relationship between Kyo and Kazuma, and how they both try so hard to protect each other, even from themselves. Also Tohru with her mom, or friends, or them recounting something she had done in the past, are all wonderful. So basically, what I'm hopefully saying, is that I will love anything you write for me here: fluff, angst, shippy, gen, UST-y, hijinks, just another day in the life... anything!

3) Ghost in the Shell
Any

Motoko being awesome and taking down baddies! Batou, Togusa, and the others doing it too. Tachikoma learning and getting into things. The Laughing Man saga! So many things to love! I'd love a casefic, where they have to take down a one-time baddie with their tech and their guns and the Major's wicked dark streak. I swear, she is some kind of sadist in some episodes. But in a fun way. :D I also love the Laughing Man saga, and his whole arc. Any kind of back story or something from his POV, or something after he's slipped away, or one of the others working on his case... anything!


So yes. I am here mostly referring to the first season of the Anime. I'd love anything, really. (I keep saying that, I know, and I'm sorry). Casefic, either a new one or some missing part of the Laughing Man saga. I love the banter between Motoko and Batou especially, but all of them interact so well together. And Aramaki, running the show with this grandfatherly-like way and then being totally ruthless - a great character to explore. And of course, the growth curve of the Tachis is so much fun to explore! Really, anything along these lines would be great.

4) Strike Witches
Any

So much to explore in this anime! Around the house hijinks, battle stories, background fic, shippy fic, adventure fic, day in the life... I love Yoske as outsider, because she gets to upset the delicate balance of the house, and show all of the girls a new perspective. Love how the girls tend to group into twos or threes in a shippy or friendshippy way, and any little group would be great to read about. Also, expanding upon anyone's backstories, or getting their powers, or how they feel representing their countries


What it says on the tin. I love Charlotte and Francesca being cool together. Love Elia and Sanya being all quiet and protective and night shift-y together. Love Minna and Sakamoto being the parents of the rest. Love Erica and Trudy being all awesome at battle. Love Lynette and Yoske just trying to learn and survive. Love how much Perrine hates Yoske for 'taking Sakamoto away from her.' All of them are fun friendships that can also be read with so much UST or shippy-ness, whichever you like!

Also, though he isn't nommed, because I spaced him at the time, anyone dealing with Yoske's father in the past would be cool, especially if they were talking to Yoske about it.

5) Trinity Blood
Abel

I love Abel. I love him so much, and I want to learn more. Tell me any story!


So this is the only anime where I didn't nom any, but I want to say right now, that if you are totally feeling the relationship between Kate and Ester, or you want to look at Caterina's dark background, or have Asta deal with the aftermath of that whole mess, or play around with Seth and the other Nightroads, or follow a day in the life of poor Alessandro, or get into the inner workings of Rosenkreuz, that is totally fine. I will love anything from this fandom.

But that said, I do love Abel. I love how pathetic a human he is, and then how on a dime he becomes crazy powerful. It's a total trope in anime, and I love it! Give me anything with him and I'll love it!
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