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 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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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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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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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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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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