spatz: frost covered red leaves on frozen grass (frost leaves)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Thank you for writing fic in this tiny fandom for me! Here's some information about me, my general likes/dislikes, and specific ramblings and prompts for my requested fandoms if that will help you.

General )


Requested fandoms )
spatz: overhead shot of Steve surrounded by unconscious men in an elevator (Cap 2 elevator)
Whoops, I once again totally forgot to post my Yuletide story here!

At Play
Banlieue 13
for [personal profile] thedeadparrot
Damien/Leïto, outsider POV
Jean stuck his head inside the station break room just as Luc was laying out his lunch. “The Captain is sparring with Leïto!” he said breathlessly, and ducked back into the hallway.
I love this fandom, so it was really fun to match on it finally and get to play with the sparring plotbunny I've had for ages, with an actual impetus to finish.
spatz: Leito crouched on the hood of a car, grinning (B13 Leito grin)
Dear Yuletide Author,

First of all, I am SO sorry it took so long to write this for you. I have two people and a whippet camped out in my living room, and none of them are fannish, so finding space to write this has been difficult. :D

Secondly, hi! Yuletide is here, and I am so happy you're writing for me! Clearly, you have awesome taste in fandoms :) I'm incredibly easy-going, so if prompts are not something you find useful or inspiring, feel free to ignore any and all of the rambling below or my prompts in the sign-up. My only hardline request is that you not write incest. It's my one cast-iron squick, and I would not be able to read the story.

An incomplete list of things I do like )

Banlieue 13 )

Lockout )

The Wolverine )

Books of the Raksura )

Fast and the Furious series )

Temeraire )
spatz: cartoon bunnies on stilts with caption "dramatic character-driven stories... or stilts?" (Bunnies stories or stilts?)
Dear Awesome Person,

Wow, we have so much more time this year! And yet I still did things at the last minute. /o\ Sorry for any and all sleep-deprived babble in my submission details. Hopefully this post will help? If you don't want details for the fandoms, I've included some general likes and my lone hardline squick below, and then you can do whatever you like.

The Basics )

If you DO want more details, I'm happy to provide! Step into my parlor )

Most of my requests this year are nicely small in terms of canon, so if you get stuck on whatever we matched on and feel adventurous, that's a plus - B13 is two movies, Men in Black is three movies, Bletchley Circle is three episodes. (The Millenium trilogy is not so easy, alas - 3 books, 4 movies, and counting! But well worth the time, IMO) I hope you have fun (especially if it's your first time with Yuletide), thank you so much for your time and your passion for these small fandoms. Hopefully this post will be useful to you in making the process easier.

Previous Yuletide letters, which may have helpful details:
2011
2010
spatz: cartoon bunnies on stilts with caption "dramatic character-driven stories... or stilts?" (Bunnies stories or stilts?)
Thanks for the multiple recommendations for Dropbox on my last post, ya'll! I just had to reinstall Windows last night (I think my harddrive is actually dying, but I'm hoping it's just the OS *fingers crossed*), so once I have all my files loaded back on tonight I'll take a swing at it.

In the meantime, I am bored at work (shocking!), so let's play:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing/characters and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write).

1. genderswap
2. bodyswap
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married
6. secretly a virgin Damien/Leito for inmyriadbits
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing
9. forced to share a bed Clint/Coulson for neery
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU
12. presumed dead/fix-it
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy Clint/Coulson for ignipes
15. High School / College AU

(with a substitution for 12 because the idea of writing kidfic is just...I have no idea where I would even start! I literally cannot remember a single plotbunny I've had involving children, now that I think of it....)
spatz: green bird perched on a hand (books)
Yuletide is here! I got an amazing story for the film Weekend, which about a man named Russell having a one-night stand with a man named Glen, that turns into something more. It's a stunning little film, far and away my favorite of the twelve movies I saw at SXSW this year - now available on Netflix streaming, thank goodness, because it doesn't have DVD distribution in the US yet.

My gift was you cannot conquer time and it is GORGEOUS post-movie fix-it fic that somehow perfectly captures the characters and the tone of the movie (which I can barely believe the *movie* did, sometimes). Basically: 15,000 words of exactly what I wanted. *g* Yuletide Author, you are the best!

*****

Other awesome stories so far:

Taking The Stairs (Life)
Charlie, Ted, and Tidwell get stuck in an elevator together. I mean - the concept *alone*, right? But it's also a hilarious combination of Charlie in full-on Zen babble mode and some lovely character moments. ♥

The Team Player (Sports Night)
In which Kim is a PR ninja and everyone should worship her in awe. Why are there not already a million fics of this? It's basically canon.

A Madcap Proposal (Lost in Austen)
Post-miniseries, Caroline Bingley and Wickham team up and have Heyer-esque shenanigans in London. All the hysterically catty comments and engagement-of-convenience a girl could want!

In Uniform (B13)
Leito has feelings about Damian in his police uniform. JFC, awesome study of how violence and passion are intricately intertwined in their relationship. And fucking hot.

give me courage not to fear no one (Attack the Block)
Four weapons Moses used, and one he didn't. Why hello there, pitch-perfect Moses voice.

*****

Hey internet, can you recommend some good scifi books of the more lyrical/attention-to-prose/well-written vein? My sister [livejournal.com profile] ersatzemma was asking for recs for her boyfriend, but we basically came up with Ursula LeGuin. :| Ya'll can do better than that, I'm sure! He likes the beat poets, if that helps narrow it down any.
spatz: Leito crouched on the hood of a car, grinning (B13 Leito grin)
TITLE: Phone Tag
FANDOM: Banlieue 13 (aka District B13)
LENGTH: 6540 words
SUMMARY: Five times Leïto left a message for Damien, and one time Damien left a message for Leïto. Set in the three-year period between the movies.
NOTES: This fic owes its life to [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits - we're talking one of those melodramatic life-debt types of situations, so when she asked for it to be given to her as a Yuletide NYR, I could only say yes. (That today is our birthday is just a bonus.) I'd apologize for making you beta your own present, but you looked like you were having fun. ;) Additional beta thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bloodygoodgirl.
Some basic information about the French police and other notes: )
Also archived at AO3.

ONE: October 23, 2010 (7 weeks later) )
spatz: Leito grinning smugly, arms spread to close doors (B13 Leito triumph)
Yesterday was my first day off since New Year's Day, for values of 'off' that involve not having either work or classes.

*happy sigh* It was awesome.

I slept late, watched Sports Night for about 6 hours, ate apples with Cool Whip and jalepeno chips, and finished a B13 fic I've been working on since (*checks watch*) August.

And the good spilled over into today, which despite being fucking freezing involved free pizza and excessive shopping for snazzy new work clothes and rereading the still-awesome but gone fuzzy with the dustbunnies of time Not Homophobic (Sports Night).

To be fair, I guess that technically, the awesome started the evening before my day off with [livejournal.com profile] inmyriadbits's Twitter fic challenge, where she wrote me four B13 snippets in quick succession, plus Jess from Primeval being awesome for [livejournal.com profile] ignipes, plus Mountie-related Sherlock shenanigans for [livejournal.com profile] serialkarma, AMONG OTHER AWESOMENESS.

I think I'm going to watch Due South now. Or maybe Castle.

Yuletide!

Nov. 22nd, 2010 10:46 pm
spatz: pink-clad cheerleader grinning and clapping her hands, caption "OMGSQUEE" (Heroes Claire squee)
Dear Yuletide Author!

I am super excited about participating in Yuletide for the first time, so please pardon the invitable excess of exclamation points in this post! Hopefully, I covered the essential things in my submitted request, but I thought of a few random things in case you wander this way.

Walk this way.... )

Anyway, I'm going to shut up now before I overload you. And feel free to ignore most or all of this if you have a great idea, because I also love surprises ;)

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