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Today I'm finally remembering to finish and post an introduction post. Most important thing first:

I am constantly reminded of how far I have yet to come as an ally and as a person, but I just want to put this out there: If ever I do or say anything that makes you feel hurt, unwelcome, or uncomfortable, I promise that I will do my best to listen as calmly and patiently as possible, and if necessary will remove myself from the keyboard for time to calm down so my response will not be reactive or defensive. For any times that I have said anything that has hurt you in the past, I apologize. I'm always trying to do better, and I know that sometimes that's not enough.

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Ten things you might want to know about meCollapse )

If ever you have any questions or comments, consider this a free post to nudge me.

Post updated 4/15/2010

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My life is a work in progress

This is sort of the "fandom works in progress" post I keep meaning to make and sort of a post trying to figure out what priorities I should have for the fic I'm currently writing and sort of a post trying to talk myself into signing up for both thelittlebang and the Merlin Big Bang (and also a floating reminder post). (As in, this is mostly for my benefit.)

(Written while the repair people are replacing the boiler. \o/ Warm showers shall soon be once more available to me! \o/)

Not-quite-complete list of what is either in my wip folders/on my agenda to add to them:

ChuckCollapse )
Dresden FilesCollapse )
Hikaru no GoCollapse )
Harry PotterCollapse )
PsychCollapse )
RPF (Kanye, Politics, News, The Daily Show, & The Colbert Report)Collapse )
The Devil Wears PradaCollapse )


Uh, and wow. I didn't realize quite how many stories I want to tell (this . . . isn't even including the five major original projects and assorted minor ones) until I wrote all of those out. (And this also doesn't include any of the ones put in the "probably abandoned" folder. D:) But this way I can now keep track of them all!

Current top priorities include Bones and Askewniverse fic, finishing at least one Shawn/Gus fic, one Chuck/Bryce fic, and one of the DWP fic, plus assorted flash fic for betaing.

This entry will be edited over time to reflect new fic added to my wip folders and the fic that claw their way out of the wip folders and into my fic journal.

(Updated 9/19/09)

Dear Yuletide Writer

I love all of the fandoms and characters I'm requesting, so if one section seems longer or shorter than another, it's due to how much I had to say, not how much I love the request. They're ordered in reverse alphabetical order, and there's a fair amount of copy-pasting from previous letters. They are all fandoms of my heart, and I'm excited at the possibility of receiving any of them.

Also, this letter is super long, so please don't feel obligated to read it all. If you already have an idea of what you want to do from just the AO3 requests, go for it! This is all to (I hope) make it easier on you, and I am a big believer in optional details being optional. There being fic for my fandoms will make me happy. Everything else is icing for delicious, delicious cake.

This year I'm requesting three video game fandoms, and one quest game: Don't Starve, (Wickerbottom, Willow), Dwarf Fortress (Any), and Long Live the Queen (Arisse, Briony, Charlotte, Elodie), as well as Rubyquest (Red, Ruby). If you're really not feeling the request you matched on, here's hoping you know one of the others! I'm including links for where you can find and/or acquire them all.

Also, these are almost all fandoms I've either requested in other ongoing exchanges (DF & DS) or have received fic for in Yuletides past (DF & LLtQ). Please don't feel like you have to compete with anyone past or present! I love these fandoms a lot, and there is not a lot out there for them, so while I loved everything I've received so far, I'm sure whatever you write me will be a delight to me, too!

Fair warning: this letter will contain spoilers, so if you haven't played or read something and want to go into it with fresh eyes, you'll want to skip that section.

For ease of stalking: tuesday on AO3, everysecondtuesday on tumblr

General LikesCollapse )
Triggers and General DNWsCollapse )



Rubyquest: Red, RubyCollapse )
Long Live the Queen: Arisse, Briony, Charlotte, ElodieCollapse )
Dwarf Fortress: AnyCollapse )
Don"t Starve: Wickerbottom, WillowCollapse )



If you've made it this far, I'd like to thank you for participating in Yuletide. This is my favorite yearly challenge, and I am ridiculously excited for and about it.

My number one hope for my gift fic is that my writer has a good time with it, so let me emphasize again that I'm just happy that there will be more fic for one of these fandoms. This monster of a letter was mostly an excuse to enthuse about tiny fandoms, and I truly hope it doesn't put you off or make you worry about whether you can make any of the prompts work. Whatever you end up writing, I'm hoping it's something you enjoy about the fandom and have fun writing.

Have a happy Yuletide! ♥

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Dear Trick or Treat Writer/Artist

If you check out my last Yuletide letter, you may notice that I've copied a lot over, including some of the structure.

General stuff first!

I love all of the fandoms and characters I'm requesting, so if one section seems longer or shorter than another, it's due to how much I had to say, not how much I love the request. (And also maybe an indicator of where I was when I started running out of energy and ideas.) They are all fandoms of my heart, and I'm excited at the possibility of receiving any of them.

Also, this letter is super long, so please don't feel obligated to read it all. If you already have an idea of what you want to do from just the AO3 requests, go for it! This is all to (I hope) make it easier on you, and I am a big believer in optional details being optional. There being fic or art for my fandoms will make me happy. Everything else is icing on delicious, delicious cake.

This year I'm requesting art or fic in four video game fandoms: Don't Starve (Any), Dwarf Fortress (Any), Fallout (Gary, The Puppet Man), and Long Live the Queen (Arisse, Charlotte, Elodie). Each section will include prompts by character, then some general prompts, including both trick and treat ideas. I am terrible about art ideas, so if none of this is helpful for that, I am so sorry. Whatever you make me, I am sure it will be great and I will love it to bits.

Fair warning: this letter will contain spoilers, so if you haven't played a game and want to go into it with fresh eyes, you'll want to skip that section.

A note: I've received fic in the past for both Dwarf Fortress and Long Live the Queen, which I loved! I just want more. Once they are no longer Yuletide eligible, maybe I will stop requesting them wherever possible! But for now, if you matched me on one of the two, I am sure I will love whatever you make me, whether it's along the lines of the gifts I've already gotten or something new entirely.

For ease of stalking: tuesday on AO3, everysecondtuesday on tumblr

General Likes:

I'm happy with gen or romance. If you go the romance route, I'm good with f/f, f/m, m/m, poly, and ace.

I like both long and short fic, so go where the story leads you! That said, I am honestly not expecting a story longer than the minimum, so please, please don't let this letter intimidate you: remember, a lot of it was cribbed from my Yuletide letter. (And a lot that wasn't is going to be used in my next one.)

A list of tropes and themes I adore include AUs (modern, regency, historic, magic, college, cyberpunk, steampunk, canon divergence, everyone lives, end of the world, all the AUs), arranged marriage & marriage of convenience, soulbonds & soulmates, pining, first times, apocalypse, worldbuilding, friends to lovers, IN SPACE, family, found family, friendship, political machinations, intrigue, time travel, mysteries, time loops, didn't know they're dating, magic, ghosts, shenanigans, drunken shenanigans, woke up married, prank wars, wooing, extended courtships, whirlwind romance, political negotiations, alliances of convenience, training, slice of life, character study, plot, pwp, developing relationships/friendships, character has the chance to re-do/relive events, aliens, robots, mermaids, monsters, dragons, reincarnation, pregnancy/adoption/kid fic, matchmaking, mysteries, isolation, trapped together, comedy of errors, competence, communication, codas, future fic, fusions - this list could go on forever, so I'll finally stop myself here.

Feel free to go as dark or fluffy or creepy or cracked out as your heart desires. I'm excited for the possibility of either a trick or a treat.

Triggers:

Literally the only things that could keep me from reading a gift fic are non-con and rapeplay.

Some General DNWs:

Because I listed AUs above, I feel like I should mention there are AUs I'm just not into anymore (though I have enjoyed some fic with them in the past) - slavery, serial killer, mafia, prison, and sex worker AUs.

I'm not really into infidelity (poly or marriage only as an arrangement is fine! I just prefer everyone involved to know and be okay with what's going on), underage (sixteen or up is fine), incest (my exceptions are not in any of these fandoms), or eye trauma.

Usually in exchanges I ask for even unhappy endings to come with a grain of hope, with exceptions listed for each fandom, but not this year! (Or, at least, not this fest!) You may kill the characters (all the characters) as much as you please. Please do tick the little warning box for permanent major character death, though, so I'll be prepared for it going in?



Don"t StarveCollapse )
Dwarf FortressCollapse )
FalloutCollapse )
Long Live the QueenCollapse )



If you've made it this far, I'd like to thank you for participating in Trick or Treat. This is my first year participating, and I am excited for and about it.

My number one hope for my gift fic or art is that you have a good time with it, so let me emphasize again that I'm just happy that there will be another fanwork for one of these fandoms. This monster of a letter was mostly an excuse to enthuse about these fandoms, and I truly hope it doesn't put you off or make you worry about whether you can make any of the prompts work. Whatever you end up writing or drawing, I'm hoping it's something you enjoy about the fandom and have fun creating.

Have a happy Trick or Treat! ♥

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Dear Yuletide Writer

I love all of the fandoms and characters I'm requesting, so if one section seems longer or shorter than another, it's due to how much I had to say, not how much I love the request (see: having requested "Any" for LLtQ and writing about each character possibly matched on). They are all fandoms of my heart, and I'm excited at the possibility of receiving any of them.

Also, this letter is super long, so please don't feel obligated to read it all. If you already have an idea of what you want to do from just the AO3 requests, go for it! This is all to (I hope) make it easier on you, and I am a big believer in optional details being optional. There being fic for my fandoms will make me happy. Everything else is icing for delicious, delicious cake.

This year I'm asking for four video game fandoms: Hatoful Kareshi/Hatoful Boyfriend (Tosaka Hiyoko|Hunter-Gatherer Girl, Iwamine Shuu), Long Live the Queen (any), Magical Diary (Ellen Middleton, Hieronymous Grabiner, Main Character), and Monster Loves You! (Spine Doctor). If you're really not feeling the request you matched on, here's hoping you know one of the others! They're all fairly short games and all available on Steam. They're also (in my fairly biased opinion) all lots of fun!

Fair warning: this letter will contain spoilers, so if you haven't played a game and want to go into it with fresh eyes, you'll want to skip that section.

For ease of stalking: tuesday on AO3 everysecondtuesday on tumblr

General Likes:

I'm happy with gen or romance. If you go the romance route, I'm good with f/f, f/m, m/m, poly, and ace.

I like both long and short fic, so go where the story leads you!

A list of tropes and themes I adore include AUs (modern, regency, historic, magic, college, cyberpunk, steampunk, canon divergence, everyone lives, end of the world, all the AUs), arranged marriage & marriage of convenience, soulbonds & soulmates, pining, first times, apocalypse, worldbuilding, friends to lovers, IN SPACE, family, found family, friendship, political machinations, intrigue, time travel, mysteries, time loops, didn't know they're dating, magic, ghosts, shenanigans, drunken shenanigans, woke up married, prank wars, wooing, extended courtships, whirlwind romance, political negotiations, alliances of convenience, training, slice of life, character study, plot, pwp, developing relationships/friendships, character has the chance to re-do/relive events, aliens, robots, mermaids, monsters, dragons, reincarnation, pregnancy/adoption/kid fic, matchmaking, mysteries, isolation, trapped together, comedy of errors, competence, communication, codas, future fic, fusions - this list could go on forever, so I'll finally stop myself here.

Feel free to go as dark or fluffy or creepy or cracked out as your heart desires. I'd prefer a happy, hopeful, bittersweet, or ray of light in the distance ending, even if it's just a where there's life there's hope situation.

Triggers:

Literally the only things that could keep me from reading a gift fic are non-con and rapeplay.

Some General DNWs:

Because I listed AUs above, I feel like I should mention there are AUs I'm just not into anymore (though I have enjoyed some fic with them in the past) - slavery, serial killer, mafia, prison, and sex worker AUs.

I'm not really into infidelity (poly or marriage only as an arrangement is fine! I just prefer everyone involved to know and be okay with what's going on), underage (sixteen or up is fine), incest (my exceptions are not in any of these fandoms), or eye trauma.

As said above, I'd like even my unhappy endings to come with a grain of hope, so please no permanent major character death unless otherwise indicated. I'll go into this more (including talk of canon character deaths) in each fandom section, though I'll note here that there are options for where I'll happily roll with some character death in three of the four fandoms.



Hatoful Boyfriend: Tosaka Hiyoko, Iwamine ShuuCollapse )
Long Live the Queen: anyCollapse )
Magical Diary: Ellen Middleton, Hieronymous Grabiner, Main CharacterCollapse )
Monster Loves You!: Spine DoctorCollapse )



If you've made it this far, I'd like to thank you for participating in Yuletide. This is my favorite yearly challenge, and I am ridiculously excited for and about it.

My number one hope for my gift fic is that my writer has a good time with it, so let me emphasize again that I'm just happy that there will be more fic for one of these fandoms. This monster of a letter was mostly an excuse to enthuse about tiny fandoms, and I truly hope it doesn't put you off or make you worry about whether you can make any of the prompts work. Whatever you end up writing, I'm hoping it's something you enjoy about the fandom and have fun writing.

Have a happy Yuletide! ♥

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Continuing Adventures with Alchemy

I've slowly continued my experiments with trying all of the scents, though I've done better with the documentation as I go than actually posting the results. Here are three more, with three more to be posted at some point in the future, plus an eventual post on blending the RPG series. (A preview to that latter post: they are much better blended as intended than stand alone.)

Nuclear Winter 2013Collapse )

Picture Books in WinterCollapse )

Tokyo StompCollapse )

Overall, it was fun trying this batch, but I don't believe I'll be wearing them again any time soon.

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Wear all the smells

It being my birthday soon, and Dreamwidth treacherously discussing the joys of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, I decided that this was it, this was the year. Allergies to most commercial perfumes or no, I was going to buy all the smells and wear them. Congratulations, you may share in my journey.

Experience with scents previous to this: almost none, excepting coughing, headaches, sneezing, and awful burning if applied to skin. Previous to today, I was proud owner of two tiny bottles I bought at my local yearly 1812 battle reenactment fair, both of which contained sandalwood, alcohol, and Mystery Substances I was fortunately not allergic to.

Having bought approximately a bajillion scents, this is going to be a series.

Experiment one: Dragon"s EyeCollapse )

Experiment two: Blood PearlCollapse )

Experiment three: EndymionCollapse )

Later this afternoon, or perhaps tomorrow, I expect to have more documentation of these new (to me) and exciting experiments.

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Should've bought the warranty

Sometime after my decision to write all the fic, I re-injured my wrist. I refuse to let this stop me. Surely any time now I will be accustomed once more to typing with a wrist brace. Let's not even discuss this ongoing bronchitis or whatever. Cough meds just make writing better, right?

A short list of the Hobbit fic I'm working on:
- Smaug the Magnificent invades Erebor. Unfortunately for Smaug, he chose this quest as an infant dragon. The dwarves are not impressed with their new dragon infestation.
- The accidental soul bond drunk wedding Bree-as-Vegas time loop modern AU, with working title "All the Tropes. All of them."
- A 4k-ish everybody lives AU in which I attempt to purge many of the still left-over feelings from reading the Hobbit at age ten. You are all just very lucky that Tolkien fandom of the time intimidated me, because otherwise somewhere in the internet's murky past there would be 20k of awful and meandering song fic. I am just saying, Sinnead O'Connor was big then.
- Mash-up with Dwarf Fortress (including why you don't eat the meat at an elven table after an orc hunt).
- Instead of going on to the halls of his fathers or whatever, Bilbo is given another option to fill another universe's gap. In which Bilbo is a retired Maiar, no, really, he swears he's done this time, Gandalf comes to regret taking him on the occasional adventure, and this whole quest business is Gandalf's version of revenge.
- The Lovecraftian cannibalism humor fic. I blame the kink meme, which I have shamelessly scoured for ideas. [personal profile] lizfu can confirm this: someone out there wants me to write this fic.
- That other kink meme prompt I discussed with [personal profile] lizfu where the presence of hobbits is the equivalent of a hundred adorable kittens. In which Gandalf has a tendency to throw Bilbo at whichever dwarf is pissing him off (read: Thorin) and by the time they reach Erebor, Thorin doesn't so much have an Arkenstone as a Bilbo problem. There may also be well-meaning Shire kidnappings and Bilbo developing an elves complex.
- At least two Bilbo-the-dragon fic. What, don't look at me like that. It is all perfectly reasonable.

You can be reasonably certain that if the fic I write in this fandom is not Thorin/Bilbo, it is gen. And you can be reasonably certain that I am not writing much gen.

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Fandom PSA

Porn Battle is on a new round. It's closed for prompts, but will open for posting fic on the 2nd.

If you like to get an early start on things, you might want to scan the prompts post.

If you want to be helpful and get a sneak peek of fic before it's posted, you might check out the beta offer post.

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In related matters, I may be writing Guy/Kakashi again. I wish I'd noted who requested it, because they are my new favorite.

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Yuletide Reveals

It's 3 a.m., but I'm sick and can't sleep, so here, have a reveals post! I wrote nine fic in eight fandoms, including three pinch hits. I had a lot of fun writing them and am super excited about actually finishing and posting fic again. It has been a while.

All These Wakeful Hours

Fandom: Ruby Quest
Summary: Ruby could've done a lot worse for a player than /tg/. In which there are malevolent fish, mysterious admirers, and far too many deaths waiting around every. corner.
Notes: Red/Ruby and Tom/Ruby when they show up, but mostly gen. 12205 words. Teen and up.

I had entirely too much fun with this one. Like, cackling gleefully to myself while plotting terrible things full-out joy. Full notes at the fic. (Yes, niq, this is that fic.) Also, if you're not already familiar with Ruby Quest, take this as a rec to go read it.

We Are Not Close Enough Friends For These To Be Benefits

Fandom: Archie Comics
Summary: Jughead wants a nap. Reggie has other plans.
Notes: Reggie/Jughead. 1620 words. Teen and up. Maybe I will be breaking my no sequels rule for this one. Full notes at the fic.

The Continuing Adventures of Dr. Bright: Doctor, Scientist, Cosplayer

Fandom: SCP Foundation
Summary: Reasons Dr. Bright needs a keeper. (And reasons having a keeper won't help.) In which Bright goes through assistants like others go through tissue, there is desperate spending of extra D-Class resources in response to upcoming budget reviews, and Bright has a doctorate but is still not that Doctor.
Notes: Dr. Bright gen. 1988 words. Teen and up. Dr. Bright may be a terrible person, but you have to admit he knows how to have a good time. Full notes at the fic (and, er, in the comments, because I am terrible at remembering to update with end notes).

Growth Cycle

Fandom: The Sims
Summary: Hydrangea doesn't like kids, but her daughter's growing on her.
Notes: OFC/OFC, but really mostly mother-daughter family gen. 2494 words. Teen and up. Entirely too many things in this came straight from my own games, highlighting weird Sims behavior and my own awful skills at managing a household. Full notes at the fic.

Echo Reply

Fandom: Almost Human
Summary: Dorian claims he hasn't gone rogue, but what else could all these flowers mean? In which John is concerned, Dorian is exasperated, and there will be no more talk of feelings.
Notes: Dorian/John. 1295 words. Teen and up. When added to the Archie fic (or just taken on its own), further proof of my love for the "doesn't know they're dating/on a date" trope. Full notes at the fic.

These Bonds Pulled Tight

Fandom: Pet Shop of Horrors
Summary: Porn. Omigosh, porn.
Notes: D/Leon. 1146 words. Explicit. Dub-con. Trying to write fuck-or-die is apparently impossible for me, so this is likely the closest I will achieve. I meant to change the summary placeholder and enact all the changes my beta suggested, but I have yet to achieve either of these. I figure y'all are stuck with that summary, but maybe in the next week or two I will stop having weird anxiety feelings attached to this and make the other changes. We'll see. I'm determined it will happen eventually. (Sorry, treat recipient! :( My other option was not posting it, but I opted on the side of more gifts rather than less.)

A Gentlelady and Her Books

Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
Summary: Adam likes to read, but there are only so many books a person can read before cabin fever sets in. A role reversal B&B AU.
Notes: Prince Adam/Belle. 757 words. General Audiences. I want to re-watch this movie now.

Chi's First Christmas

Fandom: Chi's Sweet Home
Summary: In which Chi discovers Christmas cake and presents.
Notes: Gen. 546 words. General audiences. My love for this manga is boundless. My only regret is that I did not have the time to write everything I wanted and make fan art to include in this. (And I still did not have time to write everything I wanted!)

We Last to Raise Our Hands

Fandom: Ruby Quest
Summary: Bella didn't volunteer.
Notes: Gen. 100 words. Teen and up. The whole YuMaDrIn thing was a nice excuse to write a short Bella piece.

All in all, I had a lot of fun writing this Yuletide, though I did not manage everything I hoped to. Considering that much of it was done while on vacation (though Ruby Quest snagged me much sooner), I will have to settle for NYRC during my free time this year for the rest of it.

And now it's 4 a.m., so time once more to try for sleep.

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