Mific (mific) wrote,

Dear Yuletide writer letter

OK, here we go - another year, another Yuletide!

First - the main point of all this is to have fun, and get some fic out there in smaller fandoms, so whatever you do, that's great and you should have a ball. Don't take any of my ideas or prompts too seriously - do what appeals to you. I'm pretty unsquickable and open to all sorts of stuff. I'll be delighted with whatever you come up with, because you wrote it for me and to play in fandom.

General likes and dislikes

Things I like:
Competence, common sense, found families and teamwork, plot and adventures, humor, traditional fandom tropes given a breath of life or inverted or just done well. Among those, I'm a sucker for amnesia, robots/androids, AMTDI, aphrodisiacs and drunk or drugged characters. I like characters to be smart but not unrealistically brilliant unless they're geniuses in canon or whammied by tech or somesuch. I LOVE worldbuilding, be it an alien world, or fantasy, or the past or far future. I also love crossovers and fusions - check out my AO3 for fandoms I've ever written in, for ideas there. I like AUs in general, as long as the characters stay in character. I'm happy with any rating, will read any kink if it's done well, and like gen just as much as NC-17. I prefer high-rated aspects of a fic to serve the story and not just be PWP or gratuitous, and am just as happy with slow-burn and UST, or a romantic outcome rather than a sex scene. Kissing! Kissing is always good but please, please, please, no mouths/teeth/lips clashing together - it makes me wince and worry about chipped teeth. I love slash, am happy with femslash, or het (depending on the pairing) but am just as happy with strong friendships. Bro partnerships and women being best buds and fabulous together are great.
Things I don't like:
(none of these are triggers, as I don't really have any, but I'd prefer not to get them)
Extreme hurt-comfort and whump with very little comfort at the end, emo-porn (by which I mean excessive angsting with not much plot), characters who aren't woobies in canon portrayed as weak and woobiefied, any seriously OC depictions of characters, partner betrayal, deathfic and very tragic endings - mostly. But that depends on the challenge - in apocafic I can handle it. Also not a huge fan of very routine Harlequin romances, extreme fluff and extreme crack. I'm an atheist so while I don't mind reading about characters being religious or having spiritual experiences I'll probably be eye-rolling (unless they've been snaked or otherwise mind-controlled). Alien religions depicted as part of worldbuilding are always great. I'm not keen on stories that haven't been beta-read which have lots of typos and malapropisms, or bad-porn language like cum rather than come.

Fandoms I've asked for this year

Stranger Things (TV 2016) - Nancy Wheeler, Jonathan Byers, Steve Harrington.
For characters I've specified the three teenagers, and ideally a teenage threesome, because no one should be left out. But friendship and adventures are fine - they don't need to end up in bed. If you want to write a fix-it for Barb that'd be excellent, too. But I love the boys and Eleven as well, so gen-fic focused on them would also be lovely. I'd rather it was canon-related or a canon-AU, not a mundane AU with no sci-fi/fantasy stuff. Feel free to cross this fandom over with another sci-fi/fantasy one!
The Steerswoman Series - Rosemary Kirstein - Rowan and Bel.
It's the characters and worldbuilding I most love in these books, so any side-story that explores another part of the world would be wonderful. You can femslash Bel and Rowan, or keep them as good friends and partners, either is fine. I'd rather neither of them went off in a het direction with anyone else, though.
Spy (2015) - Susan Cooper and Nancy B. Artingstall.
Such a fun movie, and another strong female friendship. Competence! Another thrilling case for them to have adventures with would be wonderful. Again, femslash or gen, either is fine.

And that's it from me! Thanks so much for writing me something.
Tags: challenges, yuletide

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