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Hello, pal.

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that Yuletide is my favourite time of year. And I am not one of those gung-ho holiday types. But Yuletide is my second-favourite thing about this season (second only to watching my kid enjoy Christmas). I've been participating for too many years to count, and I've loved every minute, even the stress-y ones. 
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If you find that the suggestions feel like a burden, then ignore them and write something that interests you. True passion shines through and makes a story special.
 
I like...
angst, UST, longing looks, long-repressed feelings that explode one day, kid fic, teamy goodness, well-done hurt/comfort, AUs, roads not taken in canon, zombies, wacky road trips, old friends, handsome strangers, ghost stories, crossovers, crazy decisions that are right even though they seem so very wrong, 2nd person narratives, porn that reveals more than just naked bodies, unreliable narrators, awesome ladies being awesome, found families, BFFs, opening your presents on Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve, and long deep slow kisses that last three days.
 
I do not want..
passivity, first-person narration, incest, non-con, non-canon slash, porn without plot, child death or grevious injury, dog death, and misusing the words less and fewer.
 
See, I told you I was mostly easy. Now, the prompts. First, some general prompts that would apply to any of my fandoms:
 
  • A natural or manmade disaster strikes and characters must work together to save themselves and others
  • AU - The Zombie Apocalypse strikes - what is life like and how do the characters manage?
  • Wacky roadtrip, a la "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"
  • Character backstories - I love a good backstory!
  • The road not taken...what happens when a character makes a different decision than in canon. How does the story (and more importantly, the character) change as a result of the decision.
  • First times - first kisses, first loves, first day of school/prison/the army/whatever
  • 5+1 (As in Five times X happened and 1 time it didn't)  is a tried and true format - I'd eat any 5+1 with a spoon. (And it doesn't have to be 5 +1, it could be 3 or 7 or whatever works for you.)
  • Song fic - I don't even need to know the song. (But if you're a fan of The National, you literally cannot go wrong with any of their songs.)
  • Crossovers - I love crossovers like Whoa! They are seriously my favourite fandom genre. I would be delighted to see crossovers between any of my requests or with any of these fandoms: Friday Night Lights, Supernatural, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Good Place, My So-Called Life, Homeland (although I'm only current to season 5), Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy, or Leverage.

And now the fandom-specific prompts:

The Big C  - Any character -  I love these people, and I just want more stories about them. I love how awkward and sarcastic Adam is. I love the way Cathy and Sean are such siblings. I love how Andrea is so comfortable in her own skin. I'd love a cross-over with S1 FNL in which the Jamisons move to Dillon (maybe for another clinical trial), and Eric recruits Adam for the football team, maybe as a kicker. Alternatively, a little darker AU in which both of Adam's parents die and Sean becomes his guardian and they go hobo-style on the road, ending up in Dillon. Or, for a Sons of Anarchy cross-over, I can totally see S1 Cathy going to California for some 'live your life' moment and running into S1 Jax.

Bill Hodges Trilogy - I am so fascinated by the relationship that Bill and Holly have. I'd love to see them having fun, taking on a case, whatever. How does Bill prepare Holly for the events at the end of End of Watch? How does Jerome help Holly from becoming overwhelmed, or maybe Holly just needs help feeling her feelings. Or, you know, stay away from the sad stuff and go lighter. Maybe Holly has a movie night where she tries to get Bill into the 21st century. (No need to include all three characters if it doesn't suit your story.)

Fargo - I just want to see Winnie, Gloria, and Molly solving crimes and being awesome together. I don't care how it happens. And I will love you forever if you manage to get Grace from Saving Grace involved. Alternatively, I'd love a back story for any of the characters. Or a crazy BFF adventure with Winnie and Gloria. Or the story of how Gloria helps Winnie after her husband finally knocks her up. Or maybe Winnie and Molly meet in a toddler playgroup or something and suspect one of the other mothers of something and then hijinks ensue. Once agin, no need to include all 4 characters if it doesn't suit you. 


Saving Grace -  I always shipped Grace and Ham, particularly self-destructive!Grace and emo-caring-but-still-super-sexy-Ham. (And how about when the tables were reversed when Ham went off the rails?) I suppose my number 1 wish for this fandom would be an AU where things end differently. Back stories are awesome. Earl goes t-shirt shopping is an interesting premise. Would love a glimpse into the life of Rhetta and Grace when they were teenagers. I realize my other shows have more thoughts but don't think that means I love Grace any less. Would also enjoy anything that resembled the teamy goodness of casefic and bonus points if it involved pranks. :)
 
 
Happy Valley - Holy cow. I only stumbled across this program recently on Netflix, and I was a little reluctant to watch it but I remembered hearing good things about it. I *loved* it so much. Catherine is the kick-ass awesome woman of my dreams. She doesn't always get it right, but she tries so hard. She is the epitome of "be brave and be kind". I've only watched 3.25 episodes, but I'm in love. In fact, I've edited my sign-up to add it. To be on the safe side, let's say that I only get through S1. (uh yeah, I binged two seasons over the course of a weekend.) Her relationship with Clare is so real to me - any slice of life fic there would be much appreciated. And I'd love to see a story where Catherine mentors and mothers Ann - where's the line between trying to make up for Kirsten? I also love the relationship with Joyce - they are clearly old friends who adore each other - stories from back in the day wouldn't go amiss! Or I'd like a crossover that sends Catherine to the US to get training, where she meets Winnie Lopez and Gloria Burgle from Fargo and they start to investigate something suspicious at the hotel. Or something. Back story, front story, contemporary story - I am happy with whatever as long as there is more Catherine. (And, as with other requests, no need to include all selected characters.) OMG. I keep coming back here and adding prompts because I need more Catherine in my life. I'd love a story where she has more interactions with Frances and finally gets through to her. 


 
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Hello, and thank you for volunteering to create a gift for the Fic Corner exchange. I'm delighted that we share a love of children's literature and hope that you have fun creating a gift for me.

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Rey - I'd love Rey's backstory or a snapshot from it. I'd also love an alternate universe story where Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Rey have adventures.

Jyn - Holy cow, do I wish we'd seen more Jyn and Jyn background in Rogue One. I want to hear about her training and travels with Saw. I want to know the story of being alone in that bunker at 16. 

Leia and Rey - Something set after The Force Awakens would make me so happy. Does Leia sense Rey's force sensitivity? Does Leia encourage her to develop it? Does Leia regret not developing her own powers? 

Riverdale
This show is my guilty pleasure. I love its look and feel. I love the OTT-ness of the Blossom family. I just really enjoy the heck out of it. 

Group: Betty Cooper & Veronica Lodge - What I'd love most of all here is either a wacky roadtrip, bizarre AU situation or a character backstory. Also, that kiss in the cheerleading tryouts seemed to throw Betty for a big loop. Human sexuality is a spectrum - I'd love to see these characters finding their places on that spectrum.
Group: Betty Cooper & Cheryl Blossom & Veronica Lodge - What happens if disaster strikes the three of them, and they must work together to survive. Maybe take the wacky road trip or bizarre AU sitch, and go way darker and more perilous. I'd like to see what Cheryl is like when she's not living in the shadow of her brother, her parents, and all the wealth and expectations. 

Group: Betty Cooper & Polly Cooper - I'd like background/character study or future fic for these two. 

Stranger Things
I have so much love for this show and am so looking forward to season 2. I am of exactly the right age to feel incredibly nostalgic for the time period.

Group: Nancy Wheeler and Barb Holland 
- Tell me how they became friends. They seem to be on the verge of moving in different circles- how/when did that happen? How do they feel about it?
Fix It fic and/or future fixed fic would be greatly appreciated and happily received.  
 
Joyce Byers - What is Joyce like when she's not so stressed? Does she suspect that anything is wrong with Will? Has the Upside-Down changed her at all? I'd love to see something with Joyce being mother-y and protective of her boys. It's so clear how much she loves them.
 
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Please mix and match characters and prompts as you see fit for this request. This show screams out for some kind of big wacky bizarre thing. Zombies. A blizzard in SoCal. A mad dash to a rural courthouse to file paperwork. Something crazy and silly. 
 
Group: Rebecca Bunch & Naomi  Bunch - I feel like we see Naomi through Rebecca's eyes and that she's not the most reliable of narrators. I'd like to see through Naomi's eyes.
 
Paula Proctor - I like that Paula is starting to stand up for herself and follow her dreams. Tell me about what happens for her after she gets that law degree. 
 
Heather - Love her sarcastic style and dry wit. Tell me about what Heather cares about. Because she must care about at least one thing unreservedly and un-ironically. (I'd love to think that she writes Yuri on Ice fanfic or something.) 
 
Rebecca Bunch - She's such a disaster at everything but work. How does she always manage to screw up her personal life? 

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Dear Sweet Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for participating in my favorite holiday tradition. Participating in Yuletide is my second most favorite thing about the holiday season, so thank you for taking part.  Also, please allow me to compliment you for A.) your exellent taste in fandoms B.) your willingness to write outside your comfort zone C.) both. We at least have some matching interests in TV or books, so that practically makes us besties, right?
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Hello, fellow lover of the dark. I'm delighted that you're participating in Darkest Night 2016 and that we have similar interests. Thanks in advance for taking the time to write a story for me - I'm so looking forward to reading it.

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Hello, and thank you for volunteering to create a gift for the Crossovering exchange. I'm delighted that we share similar fandoms and interests and hope that you have fun creating a gift for me.
Don't tell anyone, but the sad truth is that I am super-easy. :) I especially love love love love LOVE crossovers, so really, you can't go wrong here. Write a story that you enjoy writing and I'm sure I'll love it and enjoy reading it. In an effort to help, I'll tell you my general likes/dislikes and also give a few prompts for the requested fandom combos.

But above all, have fun. If you find that the suggestions feel like a burden, then ignore them and write something that interests you. True passion shines through and makes a story special.

And I have to say - handwave all you need to get the universes crossed over. Don't feel like you have to write 1000 words of setup to get the characters in the right places. One line in a summary to set the scene is all I need!

I like...
angst, UST, longing looks, the 5+1 format, long-repressed feelings that explode one day, kid fic, roads not taken in canon, zombies, wacky road trips, old friends, handsome strangers, ghost stories, crazy decisions that are right even though they seem so very wrong, 2nd person narratives, porn that reveals more than just naked bodies, unreliable narrators, opening your presents on Christmas Day rather than Christmas Eve, and long deep slow kisses that last three days.

I do not want..
passivity, first-person narration, incest, non-con, non-canon slash, porn without plot, child death or grevious injury, and misusing the words less and fewer.

What I love about each of the items that appear in my requests:

Leverage - I love the team dynamic and the witty banter. Eliot is my favorite but I really love them all.

Supernatural - I've only seen SPN up to the end of Season 5. I love the dynamic between Sam and Dean and their banter. I also love Castiel.

Harry Potter - I think the Goblet of Fire is my favorite of the books. I love the richness of Rowling's wizard world. I like all the sympathetic characters.

Veronica Mars - Haven't watched this in ages, but I loved the moodiness and sense of place of Neptune. I liked Veronica's scrappiness and shipped her like-whoa with Logan. I also loved her friendships with Wallace and Mack.

The Martian - Mark Watney is such an inspiring smart-ass.  I love his sense of humor and his calm, rational mindset.

Jessica Jones - I love the moodiness and sense of place in this series. I also love Jessica's smart mouth and her relationship with Tricia. Kilgrave was an awesome baddy.

Orange is the New Black: My goodness, how I love the awesome characters in this show. My favorite characters are Miss Rosa, Poussey, Taystee, Red, Nicky, Daya, Gloria, and Stella.

Parks and Recreation: Leslie - you have to love her energy and enthusiasm. And of course, I am wild about her sweet friendship with Ann.

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy movies are my first fannish obsession, and Princess Leia was always one of my favorites. I loved The Force Awakens too, which was pretty easy to do since it was practically a remake and love note to the original trilogy. Favorite characters are Leia, Han, Rey, Finn, BB8, R2D2, and Chewbacca.

As I'm reading over what I've written, I realize that it's the characters and their relationships that kindle my love for a show, book, or movie. (I suspect this interest is why I tend not to love movies, because the condensed time frame doesn't give me enough time to fall in love with the characters.)

General prompts that would apply to any combo:

  • A natural or manmade disaster strikes and characters must work together to save themselves and others

  • AU - The Zombie Apocalypse strikes - what is life like and how do the characters manage?

  • Wacky roadtrip, a la "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles"

  • Character backstories - I love a good backstory, especially when it has crossover implications

  • The road not taken...what happens when a character makes a different decision than in canon. How does the story (and more importantly, the character) change as a result of the decision.

Request-specific prompts:

Star Wars - All Media Types, The Martian - All Media Types, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling

  • What if the Millenium Falcon blasted into hyperdrive, but ended up on Mars?

  • What if a bad batch of flue powder sent some wizards into either the Star Wars universe or to Mars?


Star Wars - All Media Types, Leverage, Supernatural

  • Leverage and Supernatural were made to crossover. :)

  • The Supernatural guys are tricked into a portal, that takes them to the Star Wars universe. They enlist the services of a certain shady smuggler to get back to their Earth. (Zomg, the idea of Dean and Han together is comedy gold.)

  • Handwave to get the Leverage crew into the Star Wars universe, then tell me about how the Leverage team stole the Empire for their client Leia.


Jessica Jones (TV), Leverage, Veronica Mars - All Media Types

  • Jessica is on the run in California, and bumps into Veronica Mars. What happens next?

  • The new Nate-less Leverage team recruits a private detective to help them with their cases.

  • Season 1 Veronica Mars enlists the Leverage team to help her steal back her town.


Leverage, Orange is the New Black, Parks and Recreation

  • Leslie and Ann start a prison education program.

  • The Leverage team has a stopover in Pawnee when they unexpectedly find a case.

  • The Leverage team has a new client inside Litchfield correctional and they need to send one of their own in to keep an eye on things.


I hope these idea help spark something for you. Good luck!
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Hello, and thank you for volunteering to create a gift for the Everywoman exchange. I'm delighted that we share similar fandoms and interests and hope that you have fun creating a gift for me.
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Dear Jukebox Writer,
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Dear Sweet Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for participating in my favorite holiday tradition. Also, please allow me to compliment you for A.) your exellent taste in fandoms B.) your willingness to write outside your comfort zone C.) both. We at least have some matching interests in TV or film, so that practically makes us besties in my book.

Optional details are absolutely optional! )
fleurlb: (gb_trees)
Hello, and thank you for volunteering to create a gift for the Crossovering exchange. I'm delighted that we share similar fandoms and interests and hope that you have fun creating a gift for me.
Read more... )
fleurlb: (gb_trees)
Hello, and thank you for volunteering to create a gift for the Everywoman exchange. I'm delighted that we share similar fandoms and interests and hope that you have fun creating a gift for me.
Read more... )
fleurlb: (gb_trees)
Dear Jukebox Writer,

Thank you so much for volunteering to create a gift for a stranger with similar musical tastes. I'm delighted to see what you come up with, and am giving you some prompts to help out. If you already have an idea for the song that we matched on, please run with it!
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I was the Yulegoat behind the following stories:

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For LB's birthday, my sister-in-law got him a bunch of things, but the one that captured his imagination was a light saber. It was crappy plastic, the light was so weak it could only  be seen in the dark, and she got it as an after-thought/impluse purchase because her son had loved light sabers and swords so much when he was LB's age.

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Dear Sweet Yuletide Writer,

First of all, you are awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in the honorable tradition of Yuletide. At the very least, you can know that we have similar tastes in one tv show, which by my math makes us practically besties. :)


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Dear Sweet Trick-or_Treat Writer:

First of all, you rock! Thank you so much for taking the time to participate in an exchange. At the very least, you can know that we have similar tastes in at least one tv show.
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Dear Sweet Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for signing up for Yuletide and offering to write my favourite fandom. You, truly, are a pal.

Don't tell anyone, but the sad truth is that I am super-easy. :) Write a story that you enjoy writing and I'm sure I'll love it and enjoy reading it. In an effort to help, I'll tell you my general likes/dislikes and also give a few prompts for the requested fandoms.

But above all, have fun. If you find that the suggestions feel like a burden, then ignore them (optional details are OPTIONAL after all!) and write a story that interests you. True passion shines through and makes a story special.

Optional details are optional... )
fleurlb: (Default)
Dear Sweet Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for signing up for Yuletide and offering to write my favourite fandom. You, truly, are a pal.

Don't tell anyone, but the sad truth is that I am super-easy. :) Write a story that you enjoy writing and I'm sure I'll love it and enjoy reading it. In an effort to help, I'll tell you my general likes/dislikes and also give a few prompts for the requested fandoms.

But above all, I want you to have fun. If you find that the suggestions feel like a burden, then ignore them (optional details are OPTIONAL after all!) and write a story that interests you. True passion shines through and makes a story special.

More about those optional details... )

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Here's a trio of gifts that I wrote for the Not Primetime Exchange. The titles are links that go to AO3.

Title: Bad Ideas
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Eliot/Parker/Hardison 

Summary: Parker and Hardison come up with bad ideas to celebrate their anniversary with Eliot.

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Title: The Journey
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Eliot/Parker/Hardison 

Summary: A journey might start with a single step. This one starts with a conversation.

---//---

Title: Feels like the first time
Fandom: Leverage
Warnings/Ratings: None/PG
Characters/Relationships: Maggie, Sophie 

Summary: Sophie helps Maggie prepare for her first real grift.

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