How is it Yuletide time again already? I am beyond excited. Hello, Yuletide writer!!! Thank you so much for signing up for one of the four totally best fandoms in the archive. Not that I'm biased or anything. :D I'm cannibalizing some of last year's letter, because I'm lazy and also because my general tastes haven't shifted much over the last year. (So, uh, if some of this seems kind of familiar, f-list -- that would be why!)
Dear Santa: These are some notes about my likes, though really, I'm utterly delighted to be receiving fic in any of these underappreciated fandoms for any of these characters, and I am very Not Picky. I know that a lot of people say that, but I mean it, truly. The following is me rambling a bit about my general tastes because I already gave what few ideas I had in the prompts, but really, if you throw the prompt to the wind, I am not going to mind in the slightest. In all of my fandoms, I selected my favorite character(s) when I had to choose, but I'm completely open to the involvement of other characters, including the ones who I didn't check!
I'll read gen, het, slash, femslash -- anything, essentially, though I do tend to appreciate canon pairings more than fanon ones. I don't mind violence or sex scenes as long as they work in the context of the story and they're not gratuitous. Go with your own artistic judgment and have fun writing, and I will be a super happy camper.
What's important to me are characters and voices. Involved plot is, like, sprinkles on top of the icing on the cake. It adds a lovely consistency and a satisfying crunch, and I love how colorful it is and how it ties everything together in a cohesive way, but I can totally eat cake without it. Honestly, I can eat frosting out of the can with a spoon, but that's neither here nor there. My point is: characters, voices, little moments, love 'em. I like realism and I live for subtlety. That said, little humorous bits, banter, a good one-liner -- I'm a sucker for humor. I love when pieces are true to the tone of the original source material (unless I specify otherwise, which I know I did in one of my requests). I am also a huge sucker for dark humor, and always, always for strong women kicking ass and generally Being Awesome.
Things that are not my favorite: alternate universe fic, mpreg, PWP, incest, BDSM, explicit nonconsensual sex or explicit sex of dubious consent, character bashing, excessive and out of character weepiness, strong female characters being reduced to damsels in distress.( iCarly; Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!; The Mentalist; Sons of Anarchy )
This letter probably comes across a little crazy, but I hope it's helpful; I tend to write my Yuletide letters based on what I love to get as a writer, which is lots of enthusiasm, ideas, and details on likes and dislikes. If you're someone who likes less detail, no sweat! I chose my requests so that I would love any
fic for the fandoms and characters that I listed, so if you toss my prompts altogether, life will still be excellent! I hope my letter also comes across as excited, because omg I am!!! Yuletide is my favorite time of year and I know
that I'm going to love the story that you write for me.
On a final note, it's typically a race against time for me to do the Christmas morning thing, make myself fit to be seen by extended family, and get out the door by nine in the morning, and unfortunately, my family has yet to entirely understand why I always go kicking and screaming and trying to cling to my internet connection. I don't always manage to get my Yuletide story read and reviewed before I leave for a computer-less house for most of the day, so if you don't hear from me immediately, fear not! You can rest assured that I'm chomping at the bit at an undisclosed doily-filled location, just waiting to dive on the nearest internet connection so I can read my story and thank you properly. Thanks again!