Dear Yuletide Writer:
Thank you so much for writing for me! I hope you are happy with your assignment. I’ve been doing Yuletide since the beginning, and always had a fun experience. I want you to have fun, too. Trust me, the moment you made your offer of a fandom I adore, or put your hand up for the pinch hit, you pretty much guaranteed that I am going to love what you write.
You may have noticed that I love f/f, and my requests tend to skew that way. However, if you don’t feel the femslash love, I would much prefer you write me lovely gen than force yourself to write f/f.
Please feel free to see my prompts as optional suggestions, if you already have another idea in mind you want to write. I will be delighted to see whatever you come up with. This letter is mostly to say hello and to give some clarity if you have any questions.
I’m happy with any POV and tense that works for you. I've signed up to express my delight with interactive fiction. I especially love fic that captures the canon feel, or is full of little fannish details, fic in which the love of canon shines through. I’m fine with OCs. I love world building and plot, but I also love emotionally intimate close-up fics. I am a shameless romantic, but I also love enemy ships. I love humour, I love big emotions, I love exploration of issues. My tastes are pretty vanilla, and I prefer any sex to arise in the context of a story, rather than as the total focus.
Here’s a totally non-comprehensive list of tropes and themes that I shamelessly love and never get tired of:
o Going through the process of figuring out that womanly/girlish devotion is *more* than socially acceptable straight bff/”sisterly” relationships
o First confessions/first kisses/first times
o Womanly chivalry and protectiveness
o Really serious, burning jealousy
o Forced to pretend they are in love when at least one secretly already is
o Slow burn
o Socially self conscious awkwardness/uselessness
o Lesbian true love/marriage/optional kids (by magical fpreg, adoption or genetic donation as canon-appropriate)
o Canon-divergent AUs.
DNWs: rape/noncon/dubcon, child/adult, appearance bashing, toys and strap-ons, mundane AU, crack, different setting AU, crossovers A/B/O, bdsm, PWP, genderswapping, body-shaming.
Triggers: I don't think it will come up, except possibly in the case of Dr Mac, but just in case, because of my personal history I find anything to do with infertility, miscarriage, abortion, traumatic childbirth, stillbirth or other harm to babies and children incredibly triggering.
Okay, that’s it! Please feel free to contact me through the mods if you need to. My requests are below for reference, along with some info on availability, some more specific (and COMPLETELY optional) prompts if you feel a bit lost for inspiration, and some pretty pictures.
Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble (Video Game) –Any
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Just William - Richmal Crompton --Any
Availability: Just William and More William are available for free on Project Gutenberg.
Mapp and Lucia series-E. F. Benson - Emmeline "Lucia" Lucas
Availability: Mapp and Lucia, Trouble for Lucia and Lucia's Progress, as well as the earlier Lucia-only books, are available on the Australian Project Gutenberg.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – Phryne Fisher / Elizabeth “Mac” Macmillan
Availability: For the US (and those of us who have US accounts anyway) it’s available on both Netflix and Hulu. And a lovely person in the comments has let me know that it's also on Acorn.tv internationally, with a free trial month.
Long live the Queen- Charlotte
Availability: http://www.hanakogames.com/llq.shtml, Steam.
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumeisareru Monogatari | Some Day My Revolution Will Come – Protagonist/Sanjouin Chigusa
Availability: Unless you can get hold of the original Sega Saturn game, I’m not aware of any current sources. There are Let’s Plays on the ohtori.nu forum, however, starting here: http://forums.ohtori.nu/viewtopic.php?
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