And I'd love to read more before or after reveals, if you have any recs to share!
First, though, I got three wonderful Arthurian Mythology gift fics this year--I knew asking for Elaines was the way to go :D I've read them all way too many times already. Hopefully you guys will enjoy them too!
A Disambiguation of Elaines (Scifi AU; very inventive and clever and fun)
The Elaines (a fairy story of sorts; really lovely and imaginative, beautiful language)
Elaine (a 5+1 that plays with the different identities and choices; lyrical and moving)
( Recs for 10th Kingdom, 14th Century CE England RPF, 7th and 8th Century CE Mayan RPF, Arthurian Mythology, Attack the Block, The Breakfast Club, Golden Girls, Indiana Jones, House of Cards, Black Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Luther, Great British Bake Off RPF, Selfie, Princess Bride, Veep, Zoolander )
Here's my annual blanket ( LIKE/NO LIKE thing: )
But anyway. I'm ishie on AO3 if you want to see my fic and past gifts (♥♥), there's older stuff on ishieland too, and a terribly organized pinboard and a tumblr that might make you cry with how disjointed and capslocky it is.
If you have questions that this letter doesn't answer, probably the Yuletide mods are the best way to go? But you could probably also ask UH PLACEHOLDER SORRY I FORGOT TO ASK PEOPLE IF IT'S OKAY TO ASK THEM.
So, these requests, in no particular order!
( SUN RECORDS RPF )
( 14TH CENTURY CE RPF )
( ARTHURIAN MYTHOLOGY )
But, seriously, thank you! Happy Yuletide!!
um, other stuff has happened? none of which i can think right now of course.
Some general stuff: I like stories about ladies, and I like stories about dudes, but not stories about dudes at the expense of ladies. Found families are my jam. And I would pay good internet dollars for casefiles. I'm not a real big fan of kink but I'll read anything, basically. My Yuletide letter has more details about my general likes & dislikes if you're interested.
If you have specific questions, since I'm a mod probably contact either galfridian or weasleytook directly instead of emailing? (I probably should have thought about this ahead of time, lol)
This is really long :( but I wasn't sure how to structure it without prioritizing fandoms or crossovers, so I'll talk in general terms about what I like for each fandom instead. I put some notes about each request in my sign-up but don't feel beholden to any of those scenarios! (They're duplicated below if you don't have AO3 handy.)
( fandoms )
( requests )
I'm SO EXCITED to see what everyone does for their recipient. This is going to be so much fun!
(weasleytook and galfridian are the best co-mods in the world, btw, as many of you already know.)
Down the Snow Meadows (1414 words) by ishie
Fandom: Fargo (2014)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gus Grimly/Molly Solverson
Characters: Molly Solverson, Greta Grimly
Additional Tags: Trope Bingo Round 3, Community: trope_bingo, Holidays, Future Fic
"I wish you'd think about moving down to Milwaukee with us," Greta said after a while.
I like all kinds of stories, from AU to ... well, everything, basically, except I'm not into A/B/O or Mpreg (except in Mythology because, well, of course.). All kinds of tones, all kinds of tenses, all kinds of formats and POVs. Experimental, straight-forward, whatever! I don't truck with sexual violence and abuse for shock value (COUGH COUGH DAN AND DAVE) or with no narrative point.
My standard ( LIKE/NO-LIKE )
Felicity Smoak, John Diggle
I'm really sorry if you get matched on Any and don't care for these characters, because they're pretty much all I care about on this show. I'm so sorry. But I love them so much! Together romantically or sexually or just friends, after a falling out, pre-series, one of them's dead and it's an angst-fest, boning, whatever. WHATEVER. (Mostly them being adorable and probably boning? That would be so great but I'm aware that's not in everyone's wheelhouse so no pressure!) I'm so in the tank for both of them, together and separate!
DOCTOR WHO 1963
Barbara Wright, Ian Chesterton
Ian/Barbara until the end of time. Anything you want. I love them so much. If you want to have other characters from Old Skool Who drop in or drive the thing or whatever, have at it. Adventure, fluff, mystery, horror, whatever. I've never even found any like sexytimes for them but I'm not opposed, really? THEY WERE BONING THE WHOLE TIME RIGHT? Okay maybe not but the point is &IAN/BARBARA;
GREEK & ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
Circe, Clytemnestra, Medusa, Scylla
I picked the four I'm most interested in, but you don't have to include all of them in the same story!!
Okay, I'm not really a student of Greek or Roman mythology, but I've always been really interested in the pre-Hellenic legends that these stories grew out of, especially the ones that were fundamentally changed to suit the patriarchal culture. BUT ENOUGH ACADEMIC NONSENSE. Basically: what would their stories be if we were told from their POV? They don't necessarily have to be the "good guys" but something centered on them instead of the dudes they encountered would be aaaaawesome.
Nick Gant, Cassie Holmes
I am all about any kind of Nick/ or &Cassie. Please if you go the / route, make it way post-movie, like when Cassie's well into her twenties because otherwise ew. If you go & it could be any time! Pull in from the prequel comic if you'd like, I enjoyed it and wish it had made it to a long-term series. The movie is so entertaining. The plot holes don't get too much bigger on subsequent dozens of rewatches. The atmosphere and world-building is ACES. Stuff about fighting Division, rescuing Cassie's mom, just being powered people together somewhere, whatever! (If you bring in any other characters, I will love you. If you bring in Kira and make her more complex than an obstacle or hindrance, I will love you forever.)
Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, Lady Stoneheart
I picked the four I'm most interested in, but you don't have to include all of them in the same story!!
Here's what I want: ANYTHING. *chinhands* I ship (aged up) Sansa/Sandor, but you don't have to. I like ladies doing things and making decisions and bearing the consequences and not being ruled by men and dealing with being ruled by men and deciding not to be ruled by men anymore and maybe liking being ruled by men. The key here is that the women do the things. The women are not done to. I want happy endings but am perfectly aware that this is not a series for happy endings, so angst and misery is good with me too!
(After the changes made to the show I've stopped watching so I'd really prefer you stay with book canon if possible. I JUST CAN'T DO THE SHOW'S REALITY ANY MORE BECAUSE IT'S TERRIBLE IN WAYS THAT DON'T ACTUALLY MAKE ANY SENSE. Sorry.)
I meant to come back and give some more promptiness but, really, you can do whatever you want! I'm really excited!!
I requested ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, so if you've got 5 500+ word stories OR 7 100+ word stories, want to back me up?
Um, signal boosting would be great, too! I don't even know where fandom lives anymore for anything outside of my Twitter/Tumblr circles. /o/
Zine thing #1
- Ship swap
- Zine thing #2
- Ship swap
- Zine thing #3
- Seafarer first draft
- Revisions on serial killer draft
- post-ASOIAF longfic
- Sif/Loki bookstore AU
- Roman Holiday longfic
- ASOIAF wrongfic
- Jeremy/Betsy tropefic
- ...other tropefics so I don't default again
- [redacted original stuff]
Probably there's some other fandom stuff left out. I can't count how many challenges I've defaulted on in the past year or so because I can't remember to keep track of what I'm signed up for. /o\
I don't have a spike (or a desk to put it on really) yet but I am racking up the original writing rejection slips, which is pretty exciting! An acceptance would be way more exciting but my original stuff just isn't there yet. It's a much harder set of muscles to flex than I thought.
But. Uh, nasty noncon ASOIAF I've been so ashamed of writing I haven't finished it for more than a year? Or VEEP fic I've been trying to write for a year but keep getting stalled on? Or ... I forget what my other option was. Oh, long-dead Molly Hooper hiatus fic or Downton—
You know what: let's do a poll!
Which one should I finish? (You can pick more than one)
Molly Hooper hiatus
Downton spy AU
Multifandom end-of-the-world Crossover of Massive Fail
Star Trek!BBT AU
Doctor Who!BBT AU
Mindy Project backstory AU
Other thing I've forgotten exists - see below
YOU FORGOT ABOUT DRE:
Ugh that Dre is supposed to be in strikethrough >:(
Snowflake Day Three
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.
I actually had three recs from Yuletide that I couldn't find the right words for before reveals:
Anagnorisis: The Odyssey fic, about Odysseus learning how to fit in at home again and Penelope letting him
Persistence: Ötzi the Iceman, wow, what a fantastic tale this is: Ötzi trying and failing to cross the mountain, and somehow being aware of the world he's brought back into
Disremember: Push (2009), NOT Nick/Cassie but gen, neat take on how Nick has to be brought back to the truth again
I've also got a thread at the anonymous feedback meme (&CONCRIT;)*, and if you want to use the January writing meme to leave fic prompts, feel free!
( 2014 trope_bingo card )
*I 100% agree with whoever said they disagree with my Firefly characterizations. I do too now, lol.
I wrote two things for Yuletide!
Each In Its Own Way for silksieve
Roman Holiday (1953) (Princess Ann/Joe Bradley); G; 3100 words
Maybe derailed trains and bar brawls weren't the most glamourous of subjects to cover, but Joe Bradley was back in New York at last. Somebody up there was looking out for him. He had a steady gig at the Brooklyn Eagle, complete with a desk and a telephone and a press card to hang out of his coat pocket should the need ever arise. He typed up his little items of general interest and filched matches from the editor's desk, both of their feet kicked up as they lied to each other about all the generous and beautiful women they'd known.
Well, almost all of them.
Post-canon fix-it that I wish I could have made about 17000x longer. I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH THEY TOOK IT OFF NETFLIX AND I'M GUTTED EVEN THOUGH I OWN IT.
We Just Decided To for hellolamppost17
Go On (TV) (Lauren, Steven, Ryan; kind of Lauren/Steven-ish); G; 1800 words
Lauren tried not to panic. This was do-able. She could still totally do this. She could get out of the wedding. They hadn't exhausted all the options yet. "You know what? You can't tell him. I can't tell him. This is a sign from the universe! I'm going to have to cheat on him."
"That's— Um. Is that really the only option left here?"
Goes AU during Lauren's bachelorette party in 1x21. It's John Cho's cheekbones' fault! I had a lot of fun writing this, even as I successfully fought the urge to put a bunch of Eli Manning jokes in (TOO SOON!!!).
I'm not doing any amnesty fic dumps this year. Everything that would have been included is destined to be reworked for other pieces, so.
( 2013 in writing )
my thread here
Pick a date below and give me a topic. It can be anything from fandom-related to irl to pizza preferences to whatever you want.I'm carrying over all the ones I didn't get to this month. (I'm so sorry.)
They will probably be brief, or not, depending on the subject.
Also, I reserve the right to decline prompts that I don't feel equipped to meet.
Topics: you can get an idea from my tags/from the stuff I usually ramble about/from things you maybe wish I talked about more but don't.
( January )
(BUT FIRST DID YOU READ MY GIFT FICS)
( 13 recs in 10 fandoms: 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers, Broadchurch, Dirty Dancing, Galaxy Quest, New York City (anthropomorfic), NFL RPF, The Cutting Edge, The Mindy Project, Veep )