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2016-12-31 01:05 pm
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Rec: My Amazing Yuletide Gift - a Must-Read

 This was written for a microfandom - one that I totally didn't didn't expect to be written in but still requested because I really wanted fic for it, and my author succeeded beyond my wildest dreams! Everyone should go and read it; you don't have to know the book! The characters are buddy cops who have become more than buddies and are in a long-standing relationship.

eta: the bookmark link I got from AO3 isn't working for some reason, so here's a direct link to the fic:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/8890489

How time and patience got the better of Tom

Fandom: Body of a Crime - Michael C. Eberhardt
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Tom Gamboa/Emory Knox
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Fluff, Domestic, Stubbornness

Summary: A scene out of the life of Tom and Emory, some point down the road after 'Body of a Crime'. Tom considers offensive furniture, whether to ask for Emory's help and how their relationship has changed him..
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2016-11-26 11:23 am

Friday Five

 
1) What's a big opportunity you had that you really leapt at, something you refused to pass up?
 
2) Who's your right hand man, your go-to person you need to get through the battles?
 
3) What's something you want in life, but you're patient and okay with just waiting for it?
 
4) Who is someone you know better than you know yourself?
 
5) What's something you're happy with right now, it's enough just where it is?
 


1) The opportunity to emigrate to the USA

2) Currently, my therapist.

3) I get my British pension when I'm 65, and I have to wait till I'm 62 to put in for it. The extra money will be welcome, especially since my rent tends to go up faster than my disability, but I can wait. I'm in no hurry to be 65  :D  I turn 60 next month and I'm sure that's going to be traumatic enough :(

4) No-one really. I think I understand myself pretty well.

5) My life on the whole. If I could be surrounded by neighbours who don't smoke (anything!) my life would be as near perfect as it's possible to get without winning the lottery  :D

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2016-10-09 05:42 pm
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Dear Yuletide Writer

Dear Yuletide Writer
 
First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

The general stuff...
 
Likes
 
I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.
 
I like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when they don't like each other all that much at first and their friendship is somewhat unexpected. I really enjoy people in relationships that grow from friendship, particularly if that's unexpected too. With both platonic or romantic partners: how do they deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?
 
I'm particularly partial to humour, wit, sarcasm and silliness in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour that tends towards the sarcastic, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. Awkward conversations that play out terribly, banter, bickering, friendly arguments, cutting commentary, subtle (or not so subtle) mockery, politeness or the pretense of it as veneer or weapon against the unaware are totally my bag. A story doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, seemingly unrequited longing, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending. 
 
I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination. 
 
I enjoy both plot-driven stories and character-driven stories that focus on relationships (either romantic or platonic). Plot that shows off character is perfect - the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, established relationships, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, and canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in a character’s life. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy. I love forced bed sharing, arranged or accidental marriages, and pretend boyfriends.
 
Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested characters to be the focus of the story.
 
For shippy stories, I will read any rating from G to NC-17, but if you don't want to go there, gen is fine too. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you'd rather not, that's ok too. Gen, ships (including poly - actually preferred in the case of the Monkees), and in betweens are all excellent. I love romance, slow-burn UST to RST, first-time stories (I'm a total sucker for those), porn (if appropriate), but I also like friendship stories. 
 
Kinkier stuff is ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing, figging and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly if it's done humourously), light bondage/restraints, wax play and toys.
 
I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!
 
DNWs
 
One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), so even if a canon might be expected to make a big deal out of it, please don't go there. Cruelty to/death of animals triggers the hell out of me, to the point that I can't read stories that mention it.
 
As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please, and don't make it the focus of the story.
Things I don't like include deathfic, noncon, torture, abuse, infidelity or any other type of partner betrayal, character bashing, kidfic, embarrassment/humiliation and certain kinks (I don't care for scat, watersports, blood, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality).
 
Not exactly dislikes, but...
 
I'm not really familiar with daemons, so if you want to go with this you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :)
 
Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.
 
 
Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW):
 
Request 1: Body Of a Crime – Michael C. Eberhardt
Emory Knox
Tom Gamboa
 
Link to online version of book (Warning: EXTREME violence):
 

It can be read online or downloaded as a text file. The links for these are in the bottom left corner of the window (It took me forever to find them!).
 
I'm interested in the relationship between these two minor characters (detective partners), how it developed and how it works. I do ship them, but platonic friends is fine too. If you include any description of investigations in your fic, feel free to kill off any OCs you need to, but please don't dwell lovingly on the violent details like the author does.
 
(Incidentally, Gamboa would get on very well with Gene Hunt from Life On Mars (UK), as they have a very similar philosophy of crime fighting, whereas Knox and Sam Tyler would probably commiserate on the things they have to put up with. If you wanted to write a Cross-U where they meet up, I would be absolutely delighted)
 
 
Request 2: For the Love of Cars
(TV) RPF
Philip Glenister
Ant Anstead
 
I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter last year and thinking it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse! 
 
It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes! 
 
To quote from Wikipedia:
"Each show begins with a quick discussion of the car that is to be featured in that episode. Some of the history, and why it is important to British motoring is covered. This is followed by Anstead attempting to locate one of these cars, typically through a barn find, to restore.
 
As the car is restored by Ant and his team at his car restoration company in Hertfordshire (Evanta Motor Co, although this is never mentioned in the show), Phil looks into the social side of the vehicles, meeting owners' clubs and attending events to get a feel for how the restoration should progress. Phil takes the lead in guiding Ant as to how he would like the restored project to look, but often has his mind changed through discussions with enthusiasts at events.
 
After the car is restored, Phil and Ant take it for a test drive before they are joined by several similar cars owned by car club members who give their opinions on the restored work. The car is then put on auction at the prestigious Coys of Kensington."
 
Ant and Phil are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.
 
Also:
 
 
And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: 

(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)

Since this is still a relatively new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationship.
 
Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE  (idek WHY that happened, because it came out of nowhere that I could see in the episode - this bit is the end of the sample episode!)
 
 
Request 3: Masterchef (US) RPF
Derrick Peltz
Gordon Ramsay
Stephen Lee
Tommy Walton
 
This was the first season of Masterchef I watched, as a result of becoming hooked on Hell's Kitchen. I was especially fascinated by the people I've nommed. Tommy is a wonderfully flamboyant person, Stephen and Derrick's love-hate relationship is fascinating and Gordon, of course, is Gordon.
 
As for ships, I definitely shipped all combinations of these characters while I was watching this season of the show.
 
For Derrick and Stephen, I think it would be an enemies to frenemies to (maybe reluctant) lovers, and I'd adore seeing that progression.
 
With Stephen and Gordon, I could see it being love at first sight, expressed in a very aggressive manner :D (if you don't see things that way, I'd be fascinated to read your take on it).
 
For Gordon and Tommy, there was an almost-flirtation going on occasionally, with a sort of 'fuck me, what am I doing?' vibe from Gordon – I'd love to see that explored further.
 
I'm sure Tommy would be ready and willing to dispense useful (or not so useful) advice on getting together to any or all of Gordon, Stephen or Derrick, whether or not he was asked, perhaps even offer practical demonstrations which might lead to his involvement in the shenanigans.
 
Please feel free to include Christina, Graham and/or any other contestants that you want to.
 
This is a fairly new-to-me fandom where I'm open to any story you want to tell. One possibility: if Tommy opened a restaurant after the show, what would it be like? How might Stephen and Derrick deal with going into partnership to run a restaurant. And what would happen if Gordon paid a surprise visit - Kitchen Nightmares or Kitchen Bliss?
 
 
Request 4: The Monkees (TV)
Davy Jones
Micky Dolenz
Mike Nesmith
Peter Tork
 
I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but the TV show characters are the ones that I'm interested in for fic and other purposes.) Make it a romp, have them taking on villains, whether knowingly or by accident, supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun. As far as ships are concerned, any pairing would be wonderful, but the four of them together is the relationship of my heart - just give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love! If you do go for a pairing, it would be nice if the other two were around and being supportive (or even paired up themselves). 
 
Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!
 
 
Request 5: Top Gear (UK) Reboot RPF
Chris Harris
Matt LeBlanc
Rory Reid
Sabine Schmitz
 
The fact that I'm even requesting this comes as a total surprise to me! I watched the first episode of the rebooted show out of curiosity and (being a big fan of the Clarkson/Hammond/May Classic Top Gear) determined to hate it, but to my surprise I found Matt LeBlanc really funny and I loved Rory Reid and Chris Harris. So I carried on watching, and now I'm addicted and I can't wait for the next season, which will have my dream team of presenters (bye-bye Chris Evans!). 
 
I'm also getting a bit shippy about Rory, Chris H. and Matt, in any combination.
 
I don't ship Sabine with anyone except her boyfriend (another visit, perhaps a group one, to her Home On the Nurburgring would be fun), but I love her sense of humour, her driving skills, and her ability to make grown men cry (or hurl, but no gory details please).
 
If you want to include the other presenters (Eddie Jordan and Chris Evans) and the Stig, that's fine (but please have Chris Evans be a fairly minor character, as I think he's an annoying douchewaffle. Perhaps he could get creamed in a challenge and/or pwned by Sabine).
 
Bonding fics would be fun - how they got to know each other, developed working and/or romantic relationships, coped with Chris E. being an annoying douchewaffle. 

 
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2016-06-20 03:47 pm

Dear RarePair Writer

Dear RarePair Writer

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

 

The general stuff...

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!) on their way to a relationship. I like to see the progression of a relationship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their relationship is somewhat unexpected. How do characters in established relationships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual handwritten letters or diaries; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

Dislikes 


My biggest squick to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), and I'm majorly triggered by cruelty to animals.

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Other things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, vomit, A/B/O and character bashing, kidfic and embarrassment/humiliation.

Not exactly dislikes, but...
I have a bit of a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

Porn preferences

I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and vanilla, and all that comes with that – visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

Kinkier stuff is more than ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play and toys.

I don't care for scat, watersports, blood, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in alphabetical order – I will be equally delighted by a fic in any of these fandoms).

For the Love of Cars

Philip Glenister/Ant Anstead
Fanfic

I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter and thinking it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse! It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes!

To quote from Wikipedia:
"Each show begins with a quick discussion of the car that is to be featured in that episode. Some of the history, and why it is important to British motoring is covered. This is followed by Anstead attempting to locate one of these cars, typically through a barn find, to restore.

As the car is restored by Ant and his team at his car restoration company in Hertfordshire (Evanta Motor Co, although this is never mentioned in the show), Phil looks into the social side of the vehicles, meeting owners' clubs and attending events to get a feel for how the restoration should progress. Phil takes the lead in guiding Ant as to how he would like the restored project to look, but often has his mind changed through discussions with enthusiasts at events.

After the car is restored, Phil and Ant take it for a test drive before they are joined by several similar cars owned by car club members who give their opinions on the restored work. The car is then put on auction at the prestigious Coys of Kensington."

Ant and Phil are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.

From lamardeuse's tumblr: lamardeuse.tumblr.com/tagged/for-the-love-of-cars

Also:
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Sample ep: youtu.be/eVOyAeFECys

And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: youtu.be/W3LiGoY7z5M

(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)

Since this is still a new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationship.

Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE (idek WHY that happened, because it came out of nowhere that I could see in the episode - this bit is the end of the sample episode!)

 

MASH (TV)

B.J. Hunnicutt/Charles Emerson Winchester III
Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy
FanFic

BJ and Charles always strike me as consummate tricksters, pranksters and con artists who complemented each other perfectly in the episodes where they teamed up. Perhaps they might team up to deal with some serious threat to a member or members of the team, or to the 4077th as a whole, and realise in the course of it that there could be more to their relationship.

The combination of Sidney and Mulcahy intrigues me a lot. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them developing from professional to friendship, and finally to lovers.

Any other characters are more than welcome to make guest appearances.



 

Masterchef (US) RPF
Gordon Ramsay/Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)
Gordon Ramsay/Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)/Derrick Peltz
Gordon Ramsay/Tommy Walton
Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)/Derrick Peltz/Tommy Walton
Tommy Walton/Graham Elliot
Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)/Derrick Peltz
Fanfic

I definitely shipped all of these relationships while I was watching this season of the show.

For Derrick and Stephen, I think it would be an enemies to frenemies to (maybe reluctant) lovers, and I'd adore seeing that progression.

With Stephen and Gordon, I could see it being love at first sight, expressed in a very aggressive manner :D (if you don't see things that way, I'd be fascinated to read your take on it).

I'm sure Tommy would be ready and willing to dispense useful (or not so useful) advice on getting together to any or all of Gordon, Stephen or Derrick, whether or not he was asked, perhaps even offer practical demonstrations which might lead to his involvement in the shenanigans.

I'm not sure that Graham would need any advice – he and Tommy seem to me to be birds of a feather, though Graham is less flamboyant than Tommy.

Please feel free to include Christina and/or any other contestants that you want to.

This is another fairly new-to-me fandom where I'm open to any story you want to tell.

 

 

The Monkees (TV)

Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Mike Nesmith
Micky Dolenz/Davy Jones (The Monkees)
Micky Dolenz/Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith
Micky Dolenz/Peter Tork
Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
FanFic

 

I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Whichever relationship you choose to write about, maybe make it a romp, have them taking on villains (whether knowingly or by accident), supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being lovers and having fun.

 

If you go for a pairing as opposed to the foursome, it would be nice if the other two were around and being supportive (or even paired up themselves). And if you do go for the four of them slashed together, give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship!

 

Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!

 

 

Siegfried & Roy RPF
Siegfried Fischbacher/Roy Horn
Fanfic

I was lucky enough to see Siegfried & Roy's show in Las Vegas a couple of times in the 90s - I'd gone there to see the Moody Blues at Caesar's, and a gay friend told me that if I loved the Moodies I'd love S&R – and he was so right! The animals and the illusions were amazing, the staging and costumes were gorgeous, and the rapport between the two of them warmed the cockles of my shippy little heart.

From what I found out from googling the hell out of them when I got back from Vegas, their relationship was one of those 'secrets that everybody knows except the people who don't want to'. A few people said they'd split up and just had a business partnership, but I hoped that either it wasn't true or they'd get back together. I'd always meant to go back to Vegas to see them a 3rd time (and more), but then Roy had his accident :'-( I heard bits and pieces about them from time to time, and rewatched the DVDs I have of them and reread their autobiography (which is itself a masterpiece of misdirection). But then a little while ago I found and bought the magazine which had this 10-years-later interview (thank you ebay!) and it kicked my shippiness for them back into high gear:

lasvegasweekly.com/ae/2013/oct/03/siegfried-roy-int/

I was particularly taken with these comments from the interview:

Asked if the duo is like a couple married for decades, Siegfried swiftly agrees. “Ya,” he says. “It is 55 years for us. It was not always like this for us. We have had our ups and downs, but when I am home, it’s Roy’s home, too.”
"We are still a team,” Roy says, as if completing the thought.

How is the fable of Siegfried and Roy anything but a love story?
“It is that, yes,” Siegfried says. “I never realized I was good until I met Roy. I always just tried to be good, but I never really knew I was good until we became a team. The way I grew up, I really had no confidence in what I was doing.”

“I was once asked if I was happy, with all of the success we have had, and I said, ‘I am happy when I am onstage,’” Siegfried says. Then he stops walking. “Yes. Okay. But that is only three hours of a day, when we were onstage. The day has 24 hours. Now, I have to work and am working still to be 24 hours happy. It has worked, because I am with Roy. You know, even when we signed a contract, it was always ‘Siegfried & Roy,’ like a marriage.”

 

All of this started my hankering after fanfic for them. Possible ideas:

A story where they look back on the ups and downs they have had from where they are in the interview, at peace with their lives and each other and looking forward with hope for the future

A fix it fic where the accident didn't happen, or Roy recovered completely

Magical realism AU – they really are magicians/animal whisperers – either in a magical setting, or in real world (do they need to hide their abilities? How do they hide?) Please no werewolf AUs,

Soul-bonding would be interesting

Or any combination of these

Or any other fic you care to write – just let it end with them happily together :)

 

 

Once again, thank you for writing for me, and I'm sorry about the length of this letter!

 

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2016-04-30 12:24 pm

Not Primetime Author Letter

Dear Author,

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.


The general stuff...

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; diary entries or in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination. 

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

 

Dislikes

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female).

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, A/B/O, humiliation/ embarassment, and character bashing (except for canon villains! 

 

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, so I'd prefer stories not feature this setting. If you really want to go with it, that's OK but you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

Porn

I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. I'm mostly a slash bunny, but will happily read het and femslash, in fandoms where they fit. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too. In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and all that comes with that - visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

Kinkier stuff is more than ok,too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, figging, wax play and toys.

I don't care for scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests and the lengths of them are in no particular preference order, BTW)

 

American Idol RPF
Any

Fo this fandom, I'm interested in the interaction(s) between the nominated people. I love their friendships and their rivalries (and the way they sometimes manage to express the two things simultaneously). It would be interesting to see this from the point of view of any of them, or an outsider's point of view. Maybe a contestant's-eye-view? Did they continue to stay in touch after first Paula, then Simon, then Randy left Idol? How did they go about it (no partner-bashing, please; canon divergence especially welcome here)?

Shipwise, I ship Ryan/Simon, Simon/Paula and Simon/Ryan/Paula, though I'm willing to be convinced about any other ship.
 

Life On Mars & Related Fandoms
Sam Tyler
Gene Hunt
Frank Morgan
Vic Tyler


This is a new-to-me fandom, so basically I want everything! :D

Sam and Gene are my OTP here (and it's unusual for me to have an OTP in a fandom rather than going for lots of different pairings), so though I'm fine with them being just friends (or frenemies), please don't pair them with anyone else.

I'll enjoy anything that looks into facets of their characters, what makes them tick, how they see themselves in relation to each other and the people around them. What does Gene really make of Sam's 'weirdnesses'? 

In their partnership, Sam comes over mostly as the 'head' and Gene the 'heart' of the relationship. As the show progresses they begin to see advantages in each other's style and finding the best of both worlds between the two methods of policing. I'd like to see more about the way this comes about, in the context of either a growing relationship or friendship.

DCI/Doctor Morgan intrigues me, since there is no indication that Sam was acquainted with Doctor Morgan in his original time before meeting DCI Morgan in 1973. How/why do these men have the same face? Could it be the same man in both timelines, and if so what is his objective in wanting to take Gene down in 1973?

At the end of the show, Sam has decided to stay in 1973 and give his loyalty to Gene. How does Morgan take this? Or does Sam say nothing to him, but become a 'double agent' to watch Gene's back?

What makes Vic Tyler tick? Is he really a devoted family man doing his best for his wife and son (in which case, why would he think becoming a crime boss was the best way to do it? How did he get to where he was?) or is he using them as a front? How does Sam cope in the aftermath of finding out that his father was... not a nice person?

(ETA: I haven't seen Ashes To Ashes yet.)



MASH (TV)

B.J. Hunnicutt
Charles Emerson Winchester III
Sidney Freedman
Father Francis Mulcahy

BJ and Charles always strike me as consummate tricksters, pranksters and con artists who complemented each other perfectly in the episodes where they teamed up. Perhaps they might team up to deal with some serious threat to a member or members of the team, or to the 4077th as a whole, and realise in the course of it that there could be more to their relationship.

The combination of Sidney and Mulcahy intrigues me a lot. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them developing from professional to friendship, and maybe finally to lovers.



Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Colonel Fitzwilliam
Charlotte Lucas
William Collins

I think Charlotte and Colonel Fitzwilliam would suit very well, if Charlotte could meet him before she became engaged to Mr Collins. Would love to see how this would come about. It would be fun to watch Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mt Collins as rivals for Charlotte's affection, as well as Charlotte's reaction to this as someone who is probably all too well aware that she is considered to be not particularly attractive by everyone else surrounding her.

[I just received a wonderful fic about Charlotte and Colonel Fitzwilliam getting together for ShipSwap, and it confirmed by belief that there needs to be more fic for these two :)  ]

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2016-04-18 09:48 am

Night On Fic Mountain Dear Creator Letter

Dear Author,

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

 

The general stuff...

 

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

 

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

 

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

 

I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; diary entries or in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

 

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

 

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

 

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

 

Dislikes

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female).

 

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, A/B/O, humiliation/ embarassment, and character bashing (except for canon villains!

 

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, so I'd prefer stories not feature this setting. If you really want to go with it, that's OK but you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

Porn

I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. I'm mostly a slash bunny, but will happily read het and femslash, in fandoms where they fit. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too. In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and all that comes with that - visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

 

Kinkier stuff is more than ok,too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, figging, wax play and toys.

 

I don't care for scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests and the lengths of them are in no particular preference order, BTW)

 

 

Request 1: Deår Ladies

Any Character

Fanfiction

 

I'm pretty much open to anything you care to write here. Something that emphasizes the ladies' personalities would be great, maybe through the eye of the other inhabitants of Stackton Tressel.

Gen only for this request, please.

 

 

Request 2: For the Love Of Cars (TV)

Any

Fanfiction

 

I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter (we'd actually matched on another fandom!) and thought it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse! It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes! The two of them are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.

 

From lamardeuse's tumblr: http://lamardeuse.tumblr.com/tagged/for-the-love-of-cars

 

Also:

http://s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/cars-c4.jpg.html

 

http://s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/tumblr_nn4uwsy1SL1sengfdo7_1280.png.html?sort=3&o=9

 

http://s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/tumblr_nn4uwsy1SL1sengfdo3_1280.png.html?sort=3&o=11

 

Sample ep: https://youtu.be/9hT9bq79idM

 

And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: https://youtu.be/W3LiGoY7z5M

 

(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)

 

Since this is a near-totally new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationship.

 

Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? https://youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE

 

 

Request 3: James May's Manlab RPF

Any

Fanfiction

 

What I like about this show is that it gives James the chance to explore more of his obviously wide range of interests in his own inimitable style, and I'm very fond of the people he's gathered around him to do it, particularly Sim.

 

I love how, despite his obvious enthusiasm for James' projects, Simmy is so laid-back – whatever weird idea James comes up with he just smiles and gets on with it. If you want to write shipfic, I'd love to see the two of them getting together, and/or making their relationship work in the context of making the show together.

 

Poor Rory the Intern is always being dragged into trouble, but the way he reacts to it always makes me laugh too much to be sorry for him – though it might be nice to see him come out on top for once.

 

I'm always amused by James and Oz' friendship of two pedants and the way James drags him into his side projects at every opportunity. I don't really ship them, though.

 

I don't ship Rory with anyone either... though come to think of it, shipping him and Oz could make for an entertaining crackship!

 

A crossover involving the other two Top Gear presenters would be wonderful, if you feel so inclined; given the kind of chaos that tends to occur when Jeremy, James and Richard get together, I'd love to see its effects on the show, and how the others involved (particularly Simmy) try to deal with it.

 

And if you're familiar with Ross the Intern from the Jay Leno Show, a meeting/conversation between him and Rory would probably be hilarious!

 

Any other people who've appeared on the show are welcome to join in, Particularly the sergeant-major type from the Christmas show.

 

 

Request 4: The Monkees (TV)

Any

Fanfiction

 

I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Make it a romp, have them taking on villains, whether knowingly or by accident, supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house or on the beach, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun.

 

Either friendship or any combination would be wonderful (including another combo I didn't have room to nominate - you can't go wrong with these guys for me), but the four of them together is the relationship of my heart - just give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship! If you go for a pairing, please have the other two around and being supportive, or in a relationship themselves.

 

Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!

 

 

Request 5: The Persuaders

group: Brett Sinclair & Danny Wilde

group: Brett Sinclair/Danny Wilde

Fanfiction

 

I love this show for the humour, and also the friendship between two characters who have come from such different backgrounds yet ended up with the same lifestyle. I'd love a character study-type fic which compares and contrasts their similarities and differences. I'd love a story about their friendship - though they often behave as if they're rivals, it's obvious they mean a lot to each other. I'd love a fic where one is in peril and the other has to come to his rescue, or maybe they rescue each other - a situation where they actually have to admit how much they care for each other.

 

Whatever story you tell, I'd love a humourous take on it.

 

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2016-03-26 01:53 pm
Entry tags:

MyOldFandom - Dear Author Letter

Dear Author,

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

The general stuff...
Likes
I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; diary entries or in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

Dislikes
One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female).

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic (excluding those canons involving conflict, though I would prefer OC death rather than canon character death), torture, abuse, A/B/O, humiliation, and character bashing (except for canon villains!

Not exactly dislikes, but...
I'm not really familiar with daemons, so I'd prefer stories not feature this setting. If you really want to go with it, that's OK but you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW)

Request 1: Coot Club - Arthur Ransome
Any Character
Fanfiction

I'd love to know more about the Death and Glory boys, Joe, Bill and Pete - their backstory, home life, how they came to get involved with the rest of the Coot Club.

For Dick and Dorothea, backstory is an interest too. I'd love to know what sort of upbringing they had to end up with such unique personalities. It seems that their parents must have encouraged them in their interests.

For Tom, Port and Starboard, how they met, why and how they decided to start the Coot Club.

Gen only for this request, please.

 

Request 2: Deår Ladies
Any Character
Fanfiction

I'm pretty much open to anything you care to write here. Something that emphasizes the ladies' personalities would be great, maybe through the eye of the other inhabitants of Stackton Tressel.

Gen only for this request, please.

 

Request 3: The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith
Any Character
Fanfiction

Ideas:
Backstory for Sir Charles and the Spaniel.

How the friendship between the White Persian Cat and Pussy Willow came about, and what they get up to together.

How/why the Colonel and Pussy Willow joined forces.

The Staffordshire - a day in the life (his pets are welcome to appear and be bowled over non-stop if required).

Gen only for this request, please.

 

Request 4: The Persuaders
group: Brett Sinclair & Danny Wilde
group: Brett Sinclair/Danny Wilde
Fanfiction

I love this show for the humour, and also the friendship between two characters who have come from such different backgrounds yet ended up with the same lifestyle. I'd love a character study-type fic which compares and contrasts their similarities and differences. I'd love a story about their friendship - lthough they often behave as if they're rivals, it's obvious they mean a lot to each other. I'd love a fic where one is in peril and the other has to come to his rescue, or maybe they rescue each other - a situation where they actually have to admit how much they care for each other.

Whatever story you tell, I'd love a humourous take on it.

For this fandom I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too.

Likes and squicks:
In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and vanilla, and all that comes with that - visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

Kinkier stuff is more than ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play, figging and toys.

Squicks are scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), humiliation, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

Request 5: Terrahawks
Any Character
Fanfiction

I loved the tongue-in-cheek/over-the-top atmosphere of this canon.

As with Dear Ladies, I'm pretty much open to anything you care to write. Backstory for any of the characters, their relationships, what makes Zelda and her cohorts tick - maybe a retelling of one of the episodes from Zelda's point of view. As a fan of 'It Ain't Half Hot, Mum' I was particularly taken by Windsor Davies' voiceover for Sergeant Major Zero, so a fic focusing on him or all of the Zeroids would be loved.

Gen only for this request, please.

 

Thank you once again, and I'll love to read anything you want to write!

 

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2016-02-09 07:26 pm

Dear Shipswap Writer

Dear Shipswap Writer

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.


The general stuff...

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!) on their way to a relationship. I like to see the progression of a relationship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their relationship is somewhat unexpected. How do characters in established relationships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?
I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.


I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual handwritten letters or diaries; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.


I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.


I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!


Dislikes 
My biggest squick to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), and I'm majorly triggered by cruelty to animals.


As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Other things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, A/B/O and character bashing, kidfic and embarrassment/humiliation.


Not exactly dislikes, but...
I have a bit of a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is
especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.


Porn preferences

I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and vanilla, and all that comes with that – visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

Kinkier stuff is more than ok,too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play and toys.


I don't care for scat, watersports, blood, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 


Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW).

For the Love of Cars
Philip Glenister/Ant Anstead
Fanfic

I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter and thinking it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse!

It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes! 

To quote from Wikipedia:
"
Each show begins with a quick discussion of the car that is to be featured in that episode. Some of the history, and why it is important to British motoring is covered. This is followed by Anstead attempting to locate one of these cars, typically through a barn find, to restore.

As the car is restored by Ant and his team at his car restoration company in Hertfordshire (Evanta Motor Co, although this is never mentioned in the show), Phil looks into the social side of the vehicles, meeting owners' clubs and attending events to get a feel for how the restoration should progress. Phil takes the lead in guiding Ant as to how he would like the restored project to look, but often has his mind changed through discussions with enthusiasts at events.

After the car is restored, Phil and Ant take it for a test drive before they are joined by several similar cars owned by car club members who give their opinions on the restored work. The car is then put on auction at the prestigious Coys of Kensington."

Ant and Phil are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.

From lamardeuse's tumblr: lamardeuse.tumblr.com/tagged/for-the-love-of-cars

Also:

s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/cars-c4.jpg.html

s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/tumblr_nn4uwsy1SL1sengfdo7_1280.png.html

s697.photobucket.com/user/rosied_2009/media/tumblr_nn4uwsy1SL1sengfdo3_1280.png.html


Sample ep:
 youtu.be/eVOyAeFECys


And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: 
youtu.be/W3LiGoY7z5M

(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)

Since this is a near-totally new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationhip.

Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE  (idek WHY that happened, because it came out of nowhere that I could see in the episode - this bit is the end of the sample episode!)

 

MASH (TV)
B.J. Hunnicutt/Charles Emerson Winchester III
Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy
FanFic

BJ and Charles always strike me as consummate tricksters, pranksters and con artists who complemented each other perfectly in the episodes where they teamed up. Perhaps they might team up to deal with some serious threat to a member or members of the team, or to the 4077th as a whole, and realise in the course of it that there could be more to their relationship.

The combination of Sidney and Mulcahy intrigues me a lot. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them developing from professional to friendship, and finally to lovers.

Any other characters are more than welcome to make guest appearances.




Masterchef (US)RPF
Derrick Peltz/Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)
Gordon Ramsay/Stephen Lee (MasterChef US)
Fanfic


I definitely shipped both of these pairings while I was watching this season of the show.

For Derrick and Stephen, I think it would be an enemies to frenemies to (maybe reluctant) lovers, and I'd adore seeing that progression.

With Stephen and Gordon, I could see it being love at first sight, expressed in a very aggressive manner :D

(if you don't see things that way, I'd be fascinated to read your take on it – this is another fandom where I'm open to any story you want to tell)

It would be truly awesome if there were a guest appearance from Tommy, dispensing useful (or not so useful) advice on getting together. Feel free to include any other contestants and judges if you want to.

 

The Monkees (TV)
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith
Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
FanFic

 I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Whichever relationship you choose to write about, maybe make it a romp, have them taking on villains (whether knowingly or by accident), supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being lovers and having fun.

 If you go for a pairing as opposed to the foursome, it would be nice if the other two were around and being supportive (or even paired up themselves). And if you do go for the four of them slashed together, give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship!

 Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!

 

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Colonel Fitzwilliam/Charlotte Lucas
Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy

FanFic

I think Charlotte and Colonel Fitzwilliam would suit very well, if only the money problem could be sorted out, and if Charlotte could meet him before she became engaged to Mr Collins. Would love to see how this would come about. It would be fun to watch Colonel Fitzwilliam and Mt Collins as rivals for Charlotte's affection, as well as Charlotte's reaction to this as someone who is probably all too well aware that she is considered to be not particularly attractive by everyone else surrounding her.

For Bingley and Darcy, I'd love a fic set at the beginning of Darcy and Bingley's friendship. What was it about Bingley that first attracted Darcy's attention? I can't see Bingley's charm and good humour being sufficient in themselves. It would be great to see Charles surprise Darcy in a way that would earn his respect as well as his friendship, and how they would make the transition from friends to lovers.


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2016-01-01 08:45 pm

Chocolate Box 2015 Dear Author Letter

 

Dear Author

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

 

The general stuff...

Likes
I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship/relationship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships/relationships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual handwritten letters or diaries; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

Dislikes
My biggest squick to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), and I'm majorly triggered by cruelty to animals.

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Other things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, A/B/O and character bashing, kidfic and embarrassment/humiliation.

Not exactly dislikes, but...
I have a bit of a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW).

 

For the Love of Cars
Philip Glenister/Ant Anstead
Fanfic

I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter (we'd actually matched on another fandom!) and thought it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse! It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes! The two of them are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.

 
From lamardeuse's tumblr: lamardeuse.tumblr.com/tagged/for-the-love-of-cars

Also:

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Sample ep: youtu.be/9hT9bq79idM

And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: youtu.be/W3LiGoY7z5M

(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)

Since this is a near-totally new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationhip.

Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE  (idek WHY that happened, because it came out of nowhere that I could see in the episode!)

 

Hogan's Heroes
Peter Newkirk/Louis LeBeau
Robert Hogan & Peter Newkirk & Louis LeBeau & James Kinchloe & Andrew Carter
Robert Hogan & Peter Newkirk & Louis LeBeau & James Kinchloe & Wilhelm Klink & Hans Schultz
Wilhelm Klink & Hans Schultz
Robert Hogan/James Kinchloe
Robert Hogan/Peter Newkirk
Robert Hogan/Wilhelm Klink
FanFic

For the two group & choices, just more about life in Stalag 13, either with Hogan and his men conducting another mission or just their routine daily life (as much as anything can be routine with this shower :D )

For the pairings, how do their positions in the chain of command affect their relationships (eg Newkirk and LeBeau are equals, Hogan and Newkirk or Kinchloe have the commanding officer/subordinate dynamic to deal with, and Hogan and Klink are (supposed to be) enemies)?

And as for Klink and Schultz, what do they have to say to each other when none of the prisoners are around? Do they like each other? Do they talk to each other about camp business only, or about personal things? Could they trust each other enough to be honest about potentially dangerous topics (the war, the gestapo etc)?

I'd rather like Colonel Klink and/or Sergeant Schultz to be aware of what Hogan and his men are up to, either with or without Hogan realizing this.

 

MASH (TV)
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III
B.J. Hunnicutt/Charles Emerson Winchester III
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III/B.J. Hunnicutt
Sidney Freedman & Father Francis Mulcahy
Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy
FanFic

For the relationships involving Charles, it would be interesting to see how they move from adversaries to lovers.

BJ and Charles always strike me as consummate tricksters, pranksters and con artists who complemented each other perfectly in the episodes where they teamed up. Perhaps they might get together against some serious threat to a member or members of the team, or to the 4077th as a whole, while realising that there could be more to their relationship.

Hawkeye and Charles are both experts at hiding their feelings, albeit in very different ways. Maybe while in the process of needling each other, hints of their true selves might slip out, leading to bonding.

And for the three of them together, any or all of the ideas above!

The combination of Sidney and Mulcahy intrigues me a lot. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them developing from professional to friendship, and if you go for the / option, to lovers.

 

The Monkees (TV)
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
Davy Jones (The Monkees) & Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith& Peter Tork
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Mike Nesmith
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Peter Tork
Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith
Micky Dolenz/Peter Tork
Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
FanFic

I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Whichever relationship you choose to write about, maybe make it a romp, have them taking on villains (whether knowingly or by accident), supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun.

If you go for a pairing, it would be nice if the other two were around and being supportive. And if you go for the four of them slashed together, give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship!

Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!

 

The Moody Blues (Band)
Justin Hayward/John Lodge
Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
Justin Hayward/John Lodge & Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
Justin Hayward/John Lodge/Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
Fanfic

In the case of Justin Hayward/John Lodge & Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss. I've always seen these guys as two pairs of bffs, with Justin/John and Gordy/Paul in relationships. I saw Gordy/Paul as kind of a younger version of Justin/John, to the extent that I usually refer to these two as the Baby Jays. A story exploring this idea would make me squee with joy, especially if Justin and John were in an established relationship while Gordy and Paul were gradually feeling their way from being friends to becoming lovers! :) Actually, thinking about it, reversing the couples in that idea would have me squeeing just as loudly!

For all the relationships, any story, first-time, established relationship, on stage or off-stage (maybe trying to balance the two) wuld be lovely.

In the case of the foursome, I have no idea how this could come about, but if you do, please, please tell me all about it! :D

 

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy
FanFic

For this request, I'd love a fic set at the beginning of Darcy and Bingley's friendship. What was it about Bingley that first attracted Darcy's attention? I can't see Bingley's charm and good humour being sufficient in themselves. It would be great to see Charles surprise Darcy in a way that would earn his respect as well as his friendship, and how they would make the transition from friends to lovers.

 

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2015-12-31 04:11 pm
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Yuletide 2015 Recs

First I absolutely must rec my gifts - my Main Collection gift (Biggles) and a Madness treat Monkees (TV):

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions (1119 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Biggles series - WE Johns
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bertie Lissie, James "Biggles" Bigglesworth
Summary:

Bertie rarely felt as if he belonged anywhere.

Bookmarker's Notes:

A perfect gem of a story - back story/character study of Bertie Lissie, my favourite character in the fandom. I think it stands up well even if you're not familiar with canon, so everyone should read it! :)



She's Got Class (And Gas) (791 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Monkees (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, Davy Jones (The Monkees)
Additional Tags: Humor, Slice of Life, Cars, Friendship, Yuletide Treat, Yuletide Madness 2015
Summary:

How the Monkee Mobile came to be.

Bookmarker's Notes:

Cute story - the birth of the Monkeemobile! :)


These are some of the stories that stood out to me as I browsed through the Main Collection and Madness. )
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2015-12-25 03:46 pm
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Yuletide!!!!!

I got the fic of my dreams for Yuletide this year, about my favourite character in the Biggles book fandom. Anyone who likes the Biggles stories should read it, but I don't think you need to be familiar with the fandom to appreciate it for the wonderful piece of writing that it is,

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions (1119 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Biggles series - WE Johns
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bertie Lissie, James "Biggles" Bigglesworth
Summary:

Bertie rarely felt as if he belonged anywhere.

Bookmarker's Notes:

A perfect gem of a story - back story/character study of Bertie Lissie, my favourite character in the fandom. I think it stands up well even if you're not familiar with canon, so everyone should read it! :)



In short, everyone go read it!!!!!!
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2015-10-31 11:46 pm

Wishlist Prompting Post

Wishlist 2015, Prompt Post

What is the Wishlist?
The Wishlist is a multi-fandom Christmas fanfiction fest. It is something that started very small and simple five years ago. The premise was simply to write twenty-four ficlets in response to twenty-four prompts, posted between 1 Dec and 24 Dec. Fandom gifts, if you will. Since then it's grown and changed a bit.

The community and the rules in detail can be found here.

I have signed up to be a writer and if you want to give me a prompt, please leave a comment on this entry.

Rules
- I accept the first 6/12/24 prompts I am given, regardless of who you are or if I know you (my final target depends on how many prompts I get! :D )

- You give me characters/pairing, a fandom and a prompt.

- If I don't know the fandom you're requesting, or don't currently have access to the canon, your prompt doesn't count. The fandoms I have written in so far are:
a Top Gear (UK) RPF
b MASH (TV)
c Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
d A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

though I'm looking to broaden my horizons, so if anything in my interests takes your fancy, feel free to prompt for it, and if I have the canon I'll give it a go!

- If your prompt hits any of my squicks or triggers, I will disregard it (the biggies are character death, pregnancy - male or female - and cruelty to/death of animals. Oh, and I only write happy endings!).

- Your prompts should somewhat match what I usually write (AO3 name is rosied). It can be a quote, an idea, a specific situation, but the more you give me, the more I have to work with. Throwing Character X/Character Y, whatever at me is going to get you whatever.

- If you don't have an lj account, leave an anonymous comment, but make sure to sign it with a name - I answer the prompts in the order I like best and post them here, at the AO3 and/or in the [profile] wishlist_fic community, one a day, starting 1 Dec 2011.

Again, I need fandom, characters or pairings, prompt, and your name
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2015-10-31 04:34 pm

Holly_poly - Dear Author Letter

Dear Author

 

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! This is my first time with this fest, and I'm a bit nervous about it. I'll try not to screw anything up, but if I do, please let me know :) I'm going to ramble on a bit about the general stuff in this letter; the specifics are in my signup.

 

Likes

 

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

 

I like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when they don't like each other all that much at first and their friendship is somewhat unexpected. I really enjoy people in relationships that grow from friendship, particularly if that's unexpected too. How do they deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

 

I'm particularly partial to humour, wit, sarcasm and silliness in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour that tends towards the sarcastic, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. Awkward conversations that play out terribly, banter, bickering, friendly arguments, cutting commentary, subtle (or not so subtle) mockery, politeness or the pretense of it as veneer or weapon against the unaware are great. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, seemingly unrequited longing, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.


 

I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

 

I enjoy plot-driven stories and character-driven stories that focus on relationships. Plot that shows off character is perfect - the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. I love romance, slow-burn UST to RST, first-time stories, porn or fade-to-black. Back story, missing scene fic, established relationships, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.


Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested characters to be the focus of the story.

 

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one - the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

 

Swearing, crudity etc is not a problem, and in fact where it is a thing in canon I’d prefer it to be included (Top Gear, I'm looking at you!).

 

 

Dislikes

 

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), so even if a relationship might be expected to make a big deal out of it, please don't go there.

 

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic (excluding those canons involving canon conflict ie Biggles & Co., though I would prefer OC death rather than canon character death), noncon, torture, abuse, infidelity or any other type of partner betrayal, character bashing, A/B/O and certain kinks (see porn section for details).

References to past hurts are fine, but please don't make that the focus of the fic

 


Not exactly dislikes, but...

 

I'm not really familiar with daemons, so if you want to go with these you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :)


Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

 

Porn:


I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. I'm mostly a slash bunny, but will happily read het and femslash, in fandoms where they fit. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too. In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and all that comes with that - visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

 

Kinkier stuff is more than ok,too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, figging, wax play and toys.

 

I don't care for scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work, eg Biggles, is ok), lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

 

 

Specifics:

 

Biggles Series - W. E. Johns

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

For these relationships, I'm interested in the dynamics between the characters involved.

 

Biggles is the unquestioned leader as far as outside ventures are concerned; I wonder whether this continues to be the case in private, or if he might (if only occasionally) let himself be taken in charge/cared for, and if so, whether he does so naturally or whether he needs to be coaxed into it (consensually).

 

As for the others:

 

Algy has been with Biggles the longest; he's Biggles' cousin and was posted to Biggles' squadron during WW1. Their relationship was pretty rocky at first, since Biggles resented Algy's mother asking him to look after Algy, and Algy had a bit of a case of hero-worship. However, they bonded pretty quickly, and Algy has been Biggles' second-in-command ever since. Would this carry on into their private life, or would Algy want to take charge for a change?

 

Von Stalhein has known Biggles and Algy for almost as long as they've known each other, but in an adversarial role (also with Bertie after he joined up with Biggles and Co). Even though there's a truce after they rescue him from Sakhalin, the relationship is uneasy. It would be interesting to see how any relationship featuring him would come about.

 

Bertie only joined the gang in WW2, but I think the confidence and acceptance of self that I see in him would mean he would find no difficulty in joining in with more intimate things. I think he could well switch roles as necessary in a relationship.

 

I'd welcome other characters in 'guest spots', particularly Ginger and Air Commodore Raymond, but not involved in any relationship. They could make interesting POV characters.

 

 

American Idol RPF

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

I just love the interactions between Ryan and the two pairs of judges. Sorry, I can't be more specific than this here! (though Ryan's tendency to open his mouth and put his foot in it, and Simon's sarcasm are always fun).

 

Guest characters (not part of relationships) welcome.

 

 

Britain's Got Talent RPF

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

Another one that I can't really provide any suggestions for; I just love the ways these characters interact with each other. You rarely see Ant'n'Dec together with Stephen Mulhern on camera, so finding out more about that would be fun.

 

Guest characters (not part of relationships) welcome.

 

 

Top Gear (UK) RPF

Fanfiction Fanvids Meta Any Relationship

 

I adore fiction about these guys in any combination. I'd love lots of banter, trading of insults, arguments, road trips, crazy challenges, shenanigans and things generally 'not going well'.

 

How the 'outside' characters get involved/fit into relationships with 2 or 3 of the TG guys would be fascinating.

If you're going to use the Stig, I really like the Stig-as-an-alien trope.

 

Guest characters (not part of relationships) welcome.

 

I'd also love meta or a fanvid for these guys (in view of the show's demise ::sob:: I'd really like to see a fanvid using Green Day's 'Good Riddance [Time Of Your Life']).

 

 

The Voice (US) RPF

Carson Daly/Adam Levine/Blake Shelton Adam Levine/Blake Shelton/Carson Daly/Usher Adam Levine/Blake Shelton/Carson Daly/Pharrell Williams Fanfiction

 

I just want to see Carson Daly get some love! He's a real sweetheart to the contestants, and very supportive to them and their families during the blind auditions. He obviously gets a kick out of the judges' antics, and it would be great to have him included in backstage shenanigans!

 

I adore Blake and Adam's bromance, and this could be a good starting point from which to involve the other character(s).

 

Again, un-nominated characters are welcome in guest roles.

 

 

The Moody Blues (Band)

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

Again, don't really have any details, except in the case of Justin Hayward/John Lodge/Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss. I've always seen these guys as two pairs of bffs, with Justin/John and Gordy/Paul in relationships. I saw Gordy/Paul as kind of a younger version of Justin/John, to the extent that I usually refer to these two as the Baby Jays. A story exploring this idea, as the two pairs gradually come together, would make me squee with joy! :)

 

 

Hogan's Heroes

Robert Hogan/Wilhelm Klink/Peter Newkirk Robert Hogan/Peter Newkirk/James Kinchloe Peter Newkirk/James Kinchloe/Louis LeBeau Fanfiction

 

The only optional detail I have for this one is that I'd rather like Colonel Klink be aware of what Hogan and his men are up to, either with or without Hogan realizing this.

 

A guest appearance by Sergeant Schulz would be to-die-for!

 

 

MASH (TV)

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

I just love all these guys to death! Just tell me anything about any of them! You don't need to restrict yourself to the nominated relationships either - if you want to write the whole camp as one big happy (dysfunctional) poly family, I'd be delighted!

 

 

The Monkees (TV)

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Make it a romp, have them taking on villains, whether knowingly or by accident, supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun.

 

Any combination would be wonderful, but the four of them together is the relationship of my heart - just give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship!

 

Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!

 

 

UFO | Gerry Anderson's UFO

Fanfiction Any Relationship

 

Just give these poor guys some love and happiness! That's all I have to say about this fandom ::cuddles them all::

 

 

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2015-10-13 08:45 pm
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Dear Yuletide Writer

Dear Yuletide Writer

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

The general stuff...

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when they don't like each other all that much at first and their friendship is somewhat unexpected. I really enjoy people in relationships that grow from friendship, particularly if that's unexpected too. With both platonic or romantic partners: how do they deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour, wit, sarcasm and silliness in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour that tends towards the sarcastic, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. Awkward conversations that play out terribly, banter, bickering, friendly arguments, cutting commentary, subtle (or not so subtle) mockery, politeness or the pretense of it as veneer or weapon against the unaware are totally my bag. A story doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, seemingly unrequited longing, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic - not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; in a modern or future setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, viewscreens, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.

I enjoy both plot-driven stories and character-driven stories that focus on relationships (either romantic or platonic). Plot that shows off character is perfect - the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, established relationships, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, and canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in a character’s life. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy. I love forced bed sharing, arranged or accidental marriages, and pretend boyfriends.

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

I'm a total slash bunny, and will read any rating from G to NC-17, but if you don't want to go there, gen is fine too. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you'd rather not, that's ok too. Gen, ships (including poly - actually preferred in the case of the Monkees), and in betweens are all excellent. I love romance, slow-burn UST to RST, first-time stories (I'm a total sucker for those), porn (if appropriate), but I also like friendship stories.

If you're writing Biggles, kinkier stuff is ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing, figging and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly if it's done humourously), light bondage/restraints, wax play and toys.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

Dislikes

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), so even if a canon might be expected to make a big deal out of it, please don't go there. Cruelty to/death of animals triggers the hell out of me, to the point that I can't read stories that mention it.

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please, and don't make it the focus of the story.
Things I don't like include deathfic, noncon, torture, abuse, infidelity or any other type of partner betrayal, character bashing, kidfic, embarrassment/humiliation and certain kinks (I don't care for scat, watersports, blood, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality).

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, so if you want to go with this you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :)

Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.


Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW):

Request 1: Biggles
Bertie Liss
ie

Bertie is my favourite character in this fandom, so I'd like to know more about him - his life before he joined 666 Squadron, why it was that Biggles, Algy and Ginger accepted him into their inner circle, why he feels it necessary to play the 'silly ass' - what makes him tick in general. Probably my favorite book of the series is 'Biggles Fails To Return', which is the first one in which Bertie takes a major role, and mentions a bit about his background. 

My head-canon has him being a similar age to Biggles and Algy; if you like this idea, it would be interesting to know what he got up to in WW1, and whether Biggles and Algy (or von Stalhein) were aware of him.

I'd love to read about him being in a relationship with Biggles or von Stalhein (or both - the dynamics of this would be fascinating), but this is very optional! :)

(Obviously the rest of the nominated characters are welcome, plus guest characters not nominated - Ginger, Col. Raymond, Wilks, other members of 266 and 666 Squadrons, for example, but please make Bertie the focus of the story)


Request 2: The Monkees (TV)
Davy Jones
Micky Dolenz
Mike Nesmith
Peter Tork


I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Make it a romp, have them taking on villains, whether knowingly or by accident, supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun. Slashing any or (especially) all of them would be wonderful, but a friendship fic would be welcomed too – just give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and/or friendship!

Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy and hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!


Request 3: Your Wildest Dreams/I Know You're Out There Somewhere - Moody Blues (Music Video)
John Lodge
Justin Hayward


These two videos:

youtu.be/kmmPFrkuPq0
 - Your Wildest Dreams
youtu.be/cjImFYf2Vzc - I Know You're Out There Somewhere

are obviously the beginning and end of a story that needs to be told.

A slashy take on it would be wonderful (Young John looks so hostile - jealous? - about Young Justin's relationship with the OFC in the first video, and Justin ends up running into John's arms in the second one), but feel free to tell a friendship story if you're not comfortable with that idea. Either way, I'd rather you didn't dwell too much on the Justin/OFC side of things, because I'm only really interested in the relationship between the Jays in this fandom.

Also, have a bonus video:

youtu.be/rIbt4ZeyN04 - Running Out Of Love

because Justin and John look bloody gorgeous in it, and there's a few hysterically funny moments!


Request 4: YouTube Musician RPF
Casey Breves
Sam Tsui


I hadn't come across these two before seeing the nomination, but after watching one of their joint videos on YouTube (Time After Time - youtu.be/cAfDnCQLJCY ), I was hooked! They both have amazing voices, and the fact that they're pretty cute too is an added bonus :) I'd be interested in any story you want to tell about these two, from a slashy or a friendship point of view - how did they meet, why did they decide to start collaborating? Also, watching their solo videos, Casey seems to take a more classical approach to his singing (La Vie en Rose - youtu.be/444uuuMS0kY ), whereas Sam has a more modern style (Uptown Funk/Lips Are Movin' - youtu.be/xl8BCOuWh9c ), so how did they go about meshing their different kinds of musicianship?


Well, I hope you found at least some of my rambling helpful! :) Thank you again, Yuletide Writer. I hope you'll enjoy writing my fic as much as I know I’ll enjoy reading it, and I hope you get a wonderful fic yourself! Best of luck with everything and Happy Yuletide!
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2015-06-28 07:18 pm
Entry tags:

Rare Pair Fest Dear Author Letter

Dear Author – Rare Pairs

Dear Author

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! This is my first time taking part in this fest. I'll try not to screw anything up, but if I do, please let me know :) I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

Truth in advertising – I've copied a lot of this section from my Yuletide 2014 letter!

The general stuff...

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

I like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when they don't like each other all that much at first and their friendship is somewhat unexpected. I really enjoy people in relationships that grow from friendship, particularly if that's unexpected too. How do established partners deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

I'm particularly partial to humour, wit, sarcasm and silliness in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour that tends towards the sarcastic, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. Awkward conversations that play out terribly, tonally incongruous humor, banter, bickering, friendly arguments, cutting commentary, subtle (or not so subtle) mockery, politeness or the pretense of it as veneer or weapon against the unaware are totally my bag. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, seemingly unrequited longing, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination. Diaries are good too.

I love women being terrific, good at what they do, and strong in a way that makes sense to them in the society in which they live, whether that’s physically, mentally or emotionally.

I enjoy plot-driven stories and character-driven stories that focus on relationships. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years.

Any rating is fine with me. I love romance, slow-burn UST to RST, first-time stories, porn - see note at the end of the general section about porn.

Back story, missing scene fic, established relationships, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy. I love forced bed sharing, arranged or accidental marriages, and 'pretend' boyfriends.

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested characters to be the focus of the story.

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

Swearing, crudity etc is not a problem, and in fact where it is a thing in canon I’d prefer it to be included.

Dislikes

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), so even when a canon (such as the Austen ones) might be expected to make a big deal out of it, please don't go there.

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic (excluding those canons involving canon conflict, though I would prefer OC death rather than canon character death), noncon, torture, abuse, infidelity or any other type of partner betrayal, character bashing, and certain kinks (see porn section for details). References to past hurts are fine, but please don't make that the focus of the fic

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, or the A/B/O set-up, so if you want to go with these you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

Porn:

As I said above, I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too.

In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and vanilla, and all that comes with that – visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

Kinkier stuff is more than ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play, figging and toys.

Squicks are scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), humiliation, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW):-

 

Request 1: Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy
Fitzwilliam Darcy/Mr Bennett

Charles Bingley/Mr Bennett

(Fanfiction)

In the case of the pairings with Mr Bennet, I just want to know how it came about; they're fascinating pairings, but I can't imagine how either one of them might start. I can see the relationship between Mr Bennett and Charles being a mentor/mentee relationships, but I wonder what the dynamics between Mr Bennett and Darcy would be like – possibly he might do what Elizabeth would do for Darcy in canon, eg teaching him how to take teasing (If you want to have the three of them together, that would be wonderful too).

 

Request 2: Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Colonel Brandon/Elinor Dashwood

(Fanfiction)

I think Elinor and Colonel Brandon would do very well together, to my mind better than Elinor and Edward (especially book-Edward). They become very good friends in canon, and I'd like to read about how this might develop into romantic love.

 

Request 3: MASH (TV)

Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III
Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III/B.J. Hunnicutt

(Fanfiction)

Sidney/Mulcahy is the pairing that intrigues me the most here. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them develop from professional, to friendship to lovers.

For the pairing/threesome involving Charles, it would be interesting to see how they move from adversaries to lovers.

 

Request 4: Harry Potter – J. K. Rowling

Dudley Dursley/Harry Potter

(Fanfiction)

I really enjoy reading “Dudley Redeemed”-type fics, so I'd love anything along these lines.

 

Request 5: Night At the Museum (Movies)

Any relationship

(Fanfiction)

I'd like to see any of the pairings struggle to overcome the cultural differences between the (for instance, Octavius comes from a time and place where male/male relationships were accepted; Jedediah, not so much).

 

Request 6: Tango and Cash

Any relationship

(Fanfiction)

I'd love to see more about the relationship between Tango and Cash developing from an adversarial one born out of necessity, to frenemies, and then to lovers - basically missing scenes from the movie.

 

Well, I hope you found at least some of my rambling helpful! :) Feel free to ask any questions either here or via a Mod, especially in the fandoms where I haven't been too verbose.

Thank you again for writing for me. I hope you'll enjoy writing my fic as much as I know I’ll enjoy reading it, and I hope you get a wonderful fic yourself!

 

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2015-06-20 05:22 pm
Entry tags:

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler Letter

Dear Author

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! This is my first time taking part in this fest. I'll try not to screw anything up, but if I do, please let me know :) I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

 

Truth in advertising – I've copied a lot of this section from my Yuletide 2014 letter!

 

The general stuff...

 

Likes

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

 

I would like fics that are set mostly in the time periods of the books, and for this reason I'd like fics to be gen (with the exception of the Biggles series in which the characters are already adults – in this case, anything goes, and I'll list my porn-related like and dislikes in that section).

 

I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

 

I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

 

I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; diaries are good too.

 

I love women/girls being terrific, good at what they do, and strong in a way that makes sense to them in the society in which they live, whether that’s physically, mentally or emotionally.

 

I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.

 

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.

 

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

 

Dislikes

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic (excluding those canons involving canon conflict, though I would prefer OC death rather than canon character death), torture, abuse, and character bashing (except for canon villains! Exception to the exception: Erich von Stalhein in the Biggles fandom who isn't a stereotypical villain). References to past hurts are fine, but please don't make that the focus of the fic

 

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, or the A/B/O set-up, so I'd prefer stories not feature these settings. If you really want to go with either of them you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW)

 

Request 1: Biggles Series - W. E. Johns

Bertie Lissie

(Any Rating)

 

Bertie is my favourite character in this fandom, so I'd like to know more about him - his life before he joined 666 Squadron, why it was that Biggles, Algy and Ginger accepted him into their inner circle, why he feels it necessary to play the 'silly ass' - what makes him tick in general.

 

My head-canon has him being a similar age to Biggles and Algy; if you like this idea, it would be interesting to know what he got up to in WW1, and whether Biggles and Algy (or von Stalhein) were aware of him.

 

I'd love to read about him being in a relationship with Biggles or von Stalhein (or both - the dynamics of this would be fascinating), but this is very optional! :)

 

(Obviously the rest of the nominated characters are welcome, plus guest characters not nominated – Col. Raymond, Wilks, other members of 266 and 666 Squadrons, for example, but please make Bertie the focus of the story)

 

For this fandom I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too. Likes and squicks:

 

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female).

 

In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and vanilla, and all that comes with that – visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

 

Kinkier stuff is more than ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play, figging and toys.

 

Squicks are scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), humiliation, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

 

Request 2: Coot Club - Arthur Ransome

Any Character

(accidentally chose Any Rating here; should be General Audiences)

 

I'd love to know more about the Death and Glory boys, their backstory, home life, how they came to get involved with the rest of the Coot Club.

 

For Dick and Dorothea, backstory is an interest too. I'd love to know what sort of upbringing they had to end up with such unique personalities. It seems that their parents must have encouraged them in their interests.

 

As with my Biggles request, guest characters are welcome, particularly Tom Dudgeon, Port and Starboard, Mrs Barrable and William the pug.

 

 

Request 3: The Hundred and One Dalmatians - Dodie Smith

Any Character

 

Ideas:

Backstory for Sir Charles and the Spaniel.

 

How the friendship between the White Persian Cat and Pussy Willow came about, and what they get up to together.

 

How/why the Colonel and Pussy Willow joined forces.

 

Guest characters welcome esp. the Staffordshire and his pets.

 

 

Request 4: A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Any Character

 

I'd love to read backstory for the Minchins, Ermengarde and Becky.

 

I'd also love to see Ermengarde being awesome in some way. She was the one who made the first move to end the estrangement with Sara after Sara became the maid-of-all-work, and also Sara has no hesitation in deciding to tell Ermengarde about the 'Magic' with no worry that she'll let anyone else know, either by accident and design, so she obviously has hidden depths.

 

It would be interesting to see how Sara's relationship with Becky develops after the end of the book.

 

 

Thank you once again, and I'll love to read anything you want to write!

 

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2015-06-19 09:15 pm
Entry tags:

mm_rares Dear Author Letter

 

Dear Author – MM_Rares

AO3 Author Name: rosied

 

General Stuff

 

Dear Author

First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! This is my first time taking part in this fest. I'll try not to screw anything up, but if I do, please let me know :) I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.

 

Truth in advertising – I've copied a lot of this section from my Yuletide 2014 letter!

 

The general stuff...

 

Likes

 

I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.

 

I like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when they don't like each other all that much at first and their friendship is somewhat unexpected. I really enjoy people in relationships that grow from friendship, particularly if that's unexpected too. With established partners: how do they deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?

 

I'm particularly partial to humour, wit, sarcasm and silliness in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour that tends towards the sarcastic, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. Awkward conversations that play out terribly, tonally incongruous humor, banter, bickering, friendly arguments, cutting commentary, subtle (or not so subtle) mockery, politeness or the pretense of it as veneer or weapon against the unaware are totally my bag. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, seemingly unrequited longing, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.

 

I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual letters; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination. Diaries are good too.

 

I enjoy plot-driven stories and character-driven stories that focus on relationships. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years.

 

Any rating is fine with me. I love romance, slow-burn UST to RST, first-time stories, porn - see note at the end of the general section about porn.

 

Back story, missing scene fic, established relationships, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy. I love forced bed sharing, arranged or accidental marriages, and 'pretend' boyfriends.

 

Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested characters to be the focus of the story.

 

I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!

 

Swearing, crudity etc is not a problem, and in fact where it is a thing in canon I’d prefer it to be included.

 

Dislikes

 

One of my biggest squicks to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), so even when a canon (such as the Austen ones) might be expected to make a big deal out of it, please don't go there.

 

As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Things I don't like include deathfic (excluding those canons involving canon conflict, though I would prefer OC death rather than canon character death), noncon, torture, abuse, infidelity or any other type of partner betrayal, character bashing, and certain kinks (see porn section for details). References to past hurts are fine, but please don't make that the focus of the fic

 

Not exactly dislikes, but...

I'm not really familiar with daemons, or the A/B/O set-up, so if you want to go with these you'll need to include a 'For Dummies' explanation :) Also, I tend to have a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.

 

Porn:

As I said above, I'll read any rating from G to NC-17. If you're considering writing porn, that's wonderful. If you don't want to, that's fine too.

 

In general, I like romance, and first kisses, and virgins, and vanilla, and all that comes with that – visible nerves, awkwardness, neediness and emotions on high. I'm a sucker for first-time fics.

 

Kinkier stuff is more than ok, too. Favourite kinks include role play (not age play, though), dubcon (the sort where afterwards they think it was hot, even if consent was problematic at the time), dirty talk, poly, voyeurism, exhibitionism, cross-dressing and erotic spanking. I can also go for mild BDSM (not lifestyle; easily slipping into and out of it is fun, particularly with a humourous slant), light bondage/restraints, public sex/sex where there is a risk of being caught, wax play, figging and toys.

 

Squicks are scat, watersports, blood (in a sex context; blood in the course of a day's work is ok), humiliation, lifestyle D/s, age-play and bestiality.

 

 

Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW) :-

 

Request 1: The Lord of the Rings - All Media Types

Boromir/Faramir

(Fanfiction)

 

I much prefer book-Faramir's characterisation. Other than that, anything is welcome, though I'd really like a universe in which Boromir doesn't end up dead.

 

 

Request 2: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy

(Fanfiction)

 

For this request, I'd love a fic set at the beginning of Darcy and Bingley's friendship. What was it about Bingley that first attracted Darcy's attention? I can't see Bingley's charm and good humour being sufficient in themselves. It would be great to see Charles surprise Darcy in a way that would earn his respect as well as his friendship.

 

 

Request 3: Night at the Museum (Movies)

Larry Daley/Ahkmenrah

Jedediah/Octavius (Night at the Museum)

(Fanfiction)

 

I'd like to see any of the pairings struggle to overcome the cultural differences between the (for instance, Octavius comes from a time and place where male/male relationships were accepted; Jedediah, not so much).

 

 

Request 4: Zoolander (2001)

Derek Zoolander/Hansel

(Fanfiction)

 

I'd like to see a story set immediately after the movie in which Derek and Hansel open “The Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too” rather than Derek and Matilda.

 

 

Request 5: MASH (TV)

Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy

Maxwell Klinger/Charles Emerson Winchester III

(Fanfiction)

 

Sidney/Mulcahy - the two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them develop from professional, to friendship to lovers.

 

Charles/Klinger – an unlikely pairing, but one that intrigues me very much, and I'd like to see how that could come about.

 

 

Well, I hope you found at least some of my rambling helpful! :) Feel free to ask any questions either here or via a Mod, especially in the fandoms where I haven't been too verbose.

 

Thank you again for writing for me. I hope you'll enjoy writing my fic as much as I know I’ll enjoy reading it, and I hope you get a wonderful fic yourself!

 

 

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2013-07-13 09:18 pm
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Happy birthday, [personal profile] ladydrace!

Hope you're having a good day! I've made you a wallpaper, but I don't have access to a computer at the moment. Would it be ok if I emailed it to you?
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2011-08-06 09:07 am
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Happy (belated) birthday, [livejournal.com profile] spikesgirl58!

Hope you're having had a great one!!

Since I'm totally lacking in creativity, I took a look through Google Image Search and grabbed a few things that looked fun - I hope you haven't already seen them all!!




Cut (I hope) b/c lots more images... )
rosied: Sexy b+w Ryan (rybw)
2011-08-06 12:02 am
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Happy Birthday spikesgirl58!

You get my inaugural post over here!!

Unfortunately, you don't get any of the piccies I was in the middle of uploading to lj for you when it went kablooey, because it doesn't look like dw has a scrapbook feature and I don't have an account on any of the image-sharing sites :(

So there'll be a belated birthday post with piccies going up at lj as soon as I can get back in, and I hope you've had a great day!