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Yuletide 2015 Letter [Oct. 18th, 2015|01:26 pm]
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Is it Yuletide time again already? It must be, since this is all my LJ gets used for any more. Let's dive right into the letter – Frankensteined together out of bits of previous exchange letters as it is.

General likes:
-slice of life, character studies
-pining
-angst
-fluff
-porn (some semblance of plot usually preferred, but PWP is not a problem either)

General dislikes:
-AUs/fusions
-supernatural elements in canons that don't already contain them
-graphic violence/gore
-deathfic (unless it's canon death)
-kidfic (unless there are canon kids – Playing House fic can certainly contain adorable baby-related shenanigans)

I have ships for all these fandoms, but I am a-ok with gen too; I love fics that skew close to canon and none of these are canon ships, after all.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. Awkward sex can be entertaining but I prefer it if the characters end up enjoying themselves in the end. And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so small that just having more fic of them in existence will delight me. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I want you to enjoy writing your story!

Party Down – Kyle Bradway, Roman DeBeers

I love the relationship between these two and how it gradually develops over the course of the series. They start out genuinely antagonistic, but I feel like by the end of season 2 they actually kind of like each other. But neither one wants to admit that – probably partly due to embarrassment, and partly due to fear that the other doesn't reciprocate. They're actually fairly similar in that they're covering up a lot of self-doubt and insecurity, they're just doing it in different ways.

I'd love to see them in a situation where they team up and work together for some reason. Maybe it has to do with Roman's script from the last episode (which Kyle apparently genuinely admired), or against some third-party threat. I do ship them and would love to read getting-together fic, but just grudging admissions of friendship would be awesome, too.

Playing House – Emma Crawford, Maggie Caruso, Zach Harper

I love Maggie and Emma's friendship, and I love how they're both mostly good people but sometimes have selfish and mean moments. There is no fic at all for this series, which is a shame! I'm really interested in their childhoods/teenage years, and how protective Maggie is of Zach. I feel like the show doesn't tell us nearly enough about Zach -- where does he live? Does he have a job, and what is it? (He apparently can just take off to New Mexico. What's with that?)

Throwing some random ideas out there: Charlotte-related completely sickeningly sweet fluff would be very welcome (a Baby's First Christmas story -- we didn't get to see it onscreen, and I think there's also room for a lot of wistfulness, since Maggie's parents aren't there to see her daughter's first holidays.) Zach learning to be a better babysitter (does he ever get less grossed out by baby bodily functions?)

I also have an admittedly inexplicable desire to see a scenario where Emma and Zach hook up and immediately realize it was a horrible mistake, and try to awkwardly pretend it never happened while keeping it from Maggie.

Silicon Valley – Richard Hendricks, Jared Dunn, Erlich Bachmann

Richard is my favorite character – he's an unusually realistic depiction of someone with anxiety, but he's also really smart, has a good heart, and usually manages to pull himself together once he's backed into a corner, and I think that's awesome. I love how Jared and Erlich seem to be complete opposites at first, but they're both incredibly supportive and even protective of Richard in their own ways, and they both have their own brands of confidence that Richard is completely lacking. (Jared is very mild-mannered and I think the fandom often misinterprets that and makes him a total doormat, but he's actually willing to stand up for himself when he thinks it's important, and I think it's clear he's very comfortable with who he is.)

I'm terrible at coming up with specific prompts for this series, sorry! Anything where Richard is in over his head and needs to rely on the others is great; so is any scenario where Erlich is being uncharacteristically nice or Jared is uncharacteristically assertive. Futurefic would be fine -- writing fic mid-hiatus can be kind of awkward, anyway. Or what about that time Russ Hanneman left Erlich and Richard to watch his kid for several hours? How did that go? That's definitely a scenario you could get Jared into easily enough, too.

I don't mind background Dinesh/Gilfoyle or NelsonBelson or any other pairing, but I'm not all that interested in reading about it, either.

I would absolutely love threesome porn, btw. If you are so inclined. (I don't mind if there is some recreational drug use involved either; that just fits with canon.)

The Watch (2012) – any (nominated characters: Evan Trautwig, Bob, Paul, Jamarcus)

I figure if I keep requesting fic for this movie, I'll have to get it some day... right?

So I have a little bit of a celebrity crush on Ben Stiller, which is the only reason I ever picked up this movie; it didn't look like something I'd enjoy at all, but boy, did I misjudge. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although the "overprotective dad" schtick can be annoying. I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick? Is he physically transformed into a human or is it some kind of disguise? His blood is still green, after all. Can he turn back into his alien self and win all the Best Costume awards at every Halloween party ever? (Yes, this is recycled from my Trick or Treat prompt. I don't mind Halloween fic for Christmas, either.)

And have the aliens really given up on invading Earth? And what were they taking people's skin for, anyway?
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Trick or Treat 2015 [Sep. 14th, 2015|06:02 pm]
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Hello and a pre-emptive thank you for writing for me! This exchange was a blast last year and I'm so excited. Sorry if my letter's a bit rambling; I keep cobbling exchange letters together out of pieces of previous letters.

I like anything from angst to fluff to humor to PWP. I don't like really graphic violence or gritty nihilistic hopelessness – though none of these canons really lend themselves to that, IMO.

Normally I don't like horror or supernatural occurences in settings that don't have them, but this exchange is absolutely an exception. I still prefer if the main characters are alive and (mostly) well by the end, and I still would prefer avoiding graphic depictions of violence, but other than that, ghosts and monsters and creepiness and general overall weirdness are very welcome.

I LOVE Halloween itself and will gladly read anything related to the holiday for any of these fandoms. Trick-or-treating, costume parties, characters trying to scare each other via pranks or ghost stories -- anything at all.

When it comes to sex scenes I like m/m, m/f, or m/m/f threesomes (I have a couple of those in my prompts.) I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving serious pain/injury or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer! In-character canon-compliant gen is also great. I'll list my ships in the specific fandoms, but that doesn't mean you should feel obligated to write shipfic.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I'd rather have you enjoy yourself than stress over trying to write the perfect fill.

On to the prompts! Yes, a couple of these are copy-pasted from previous exchanges. I still want them, so I'm still requesting them.


Around the World in 80 Days
any (nominated: Monique, Phileas, Passepartout)

This movie is silly but adorable, and I love all three characters and their relationships. I was dismayed that there is no fic for them at all, even though they have such an obvious ot3 setup! (I love Phileas/Monique too, though.) Any fic at all would be wonderful, but some general ideas:
-Does Passepartout stay in England? If so, does he get homesick? If not, does he ever miss Phileas and Monique, or do they ever visit China?
-Does Phileas actually like being in charge of the science academy? He's been a loner for so long, that might be quite an adjustment.
-There are some blanks in the narrative that could be fun to fill in -- side adventures. The most obvious is, how did Passepartout end up lost in the desert with a deer skull on his head, anyway? (...and what the heck were the Wright Brothers doing there to find him... they're from Ohio. This movie did not much care about historical accuracy; research very much not required. ...Phileas/Wilbur Wright crackfic is a thing I have considered.)
-Porn! Fluffy fun porn preferred. Phileas sure does get hung up on the crossdressing thing -- bringing that into play is optional.
-want to go somewhere darker? It's Victorian England, after all, and that setting is ripe for ghosts or Frankenstein monsters. How would Phileas react to a supernatural occurence science couldn't seem to explain?

Playing House
any (nominated: Emma, Maggie, Zach, Bruce, Charlotte)

I really love the characters in this show – I think Emma and Maggie's friendship is realistic and wonderful, and I love how they both have selfish and mean moments but are at heart good people who've got each others' backs. I'd take any fic at all for this show and be thrilled; there's definitely a lot of opportunity for adorable fluff involving Charlotte. I really love the episode where Bruce and Zach babysit and would love more of that; I also love Maggie and Zach's relationship and how she feels protective of him. Something about their childhoods might be fun, or them in the aftermath of their parents' death, if you want to go a darker, sadder route. Or something on the crackier side, involving Bosephus or the raccoons who lived in the playhouse in the first episode (or both at once?).

I don't particularly ship anything in this series; I could probably be convinced of Emma/Maggie pretty easily but I love their friendship the way it is, and I think Bruce and Maggie's arc in season 2 has been pretty cute. I also have a weird desire for some poorly thought out Emma/Zach that goes somewhere awkward and embarrassing. I'm mostly ambivalent toward the Emma/Mark canon arc; I like them both but I'm not sure they'd be good for each other in the long run. Really though, as I said, anything goes.

The Royal Tenenbaums
any (nominated: Chas, Eli, Richie, Margot, Royal, Etheline)

I got an absolutely adorable Chas/Eli fic last year, but I still love this movie and these characters and would love more fic. While Chas and Eli are my favorites and I'd love more about them (either shippy or just friendship; they're two lonely people who, I think, could be really good for each other), I love everyone else too. Other ideas:

-the Tenenbaums as kids and how Eli fits into the family, or doesn't; he's Richie's friend, but is he close to Chas or Margot? Etheline seems to have a lot of sympathy for him, but what about Royal?
-there are a few notable deaths over the course of the movie – Rachel before it starts, and Royal, and even Buckley. Are any of the characters haunted, either literally or figuratively?
-(how awful does Eli feel about what happened to Buckley? He definitely seems upset in the movie when he realizes what happened.)
-I am totally okay with the Richie/Margot relationship, but how does the rest of the family feel about it?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
any (nominated: Sean, Cheryl, Walter, Rich, Odessa, Edna (Walter's mom))

This is my favorite movie ever, and while there are a few really good fics, I always want more. I really strongly ship Walter, Sean and Cheryl as an ot3, but I could live with Walter paired with either of them as long as the other is still a close friend. (I wouldn't say no to Cheryl/Sean either although that seems kind of unfair to Walter! But hey, if you want to play with the idea, go for it.)

I'd also be interested in fic about Walter's childhood, or young adulthood after his dad's death, which is why I nominated his mom and sister this time around also. Or fic about Cheryl's son Rich – do he and Walter get along once Walter's dating Rich's mom? What does Rich think of Sean? Is Sean any good with kids? How aboud Odessa? Edna seems like she would love being a surrogate grandma.

I realize I'm basically prompting nothing but fluff for this, but there's certainly opportunity for something darker, either in Walter's imagination or in reality, especially considering that Sean's job could take him literally anywhere. Maybe Walter (and Cheryl?) accompany him somewhere.

Silicon Valley
(Jared, Richard, Erlich, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, Bighead, Carla)

This is a shiny new fandom for me (well, "new" as in I started watching it midway through season 2). I love this show for being surprisingly sweet once you look past all the profanity and innuendo. Richard is my favorite character – he's an unusually realistic depiction of someone with anxiety, but he's also really smart, has a good heart, and usually manages to pull himself together once he's backed into a corner, and I think that's awesome. Jared and Erlich are close behind him, but really, I love the whole main cast.

Jared/Richard is the juggernaut ship for a reason, but lately I've also found myself shipping Jared/Erlich or Erlich/Richard (or... even a threesome?? I haven't read that yet but I absolutely would if someone were to write it.) I just love how both Jared and Erlich are so concerned with Richard's well-being in their own ways. I also love Richard's friendship with Bighead; for a minute it seemed like the plot was going to head toward them being rivals, but nope, they seem as close as ever even if they don't see each other that often.

I'm having a hard time thinking of specific prompts. Halloween must have happened sometime during season 2, but we never saw it onscreen, so it seems like there'd be opportunity to fill it in there – assuming the crew even had time to have a party or acknowledge it at all! I would actually enjoy seeing the cast react to ridiculous horror scenarios, like a zombie apocalypse, as long as it was played mostly for laughs. Also, the Winchester Mystery House is in San Jose; just tossing that idea out there, ha. Or any combination of characters interacting in fic that we don't really see interacting in canon much; Carla and Erlich? Jared and Bighead? Dinesh or Gilfoyle one on one with basically anyone who isn't the other?

The Watch
any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)

So I have a little bit of a celebrity crush on Ben Stiller, which is the only reason I ever picked up this movie; it didn't look like something I'd enjoy at all, but boy, did I misjudge. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although the "overprotective dad" schtick can be annoying. I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick? Is he physically transformed into a human or is it some kind of disguise? His blood is still green, after all. Can he turn back into his alien self and win all the Best Costume awards at every Halloween party ever?

And have the aliens really given up on invading Earth? And what were they taking people's skin for, anyway?
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Night on Fic Mountain 2015! [Mar. 31st, 2015|08:41 pm]
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My poor neglected LJ -- it's nothing but fic exchange letters. Ah well. Here we go~

This is my second Night on Fic Mountain. I'm excited to participate again and excited about whatever you write for me! I'm requesting really tiny fandoms this year and the mere existence of fic for any of them will delight me.

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and outright horror. In general I'd rather read a fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. I'm not generally a fan of crossovers, but for this particular exchange if you want to write a ridiculous crossover between any of the things I requested, I wouldn't mind! I don't like drastic AUs, either, but thoughtful canon divergence can be wonderful.

When it comes to sex scenes I like m/m, m/f, or m/m/f threesomes (I have a couple of those in my prompts.) I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving pain or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer!

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. If you're having fun writing it, it'll be more fun to read!

On to the prompts! Yes, a couple of these are copy-pasted from previous exchanges. I still want them, so I'm still requesting them.

Around the World in 80 Days (2004) - Any (Phileas Fogg, Lau Xing/Passepartout, Monique La Roche)
This movie is silly but adorable, and I love all three characters and their relationships. I was dismayed that there is no fic for them at all, even though they have such an obvious ot3 setup! (I love Phileas/Monique too, though.) Any fic at all would be wonderful, but some general ideas:
-Does Passepartout stay in England? If so, does he get homesick? If not, does he ever miss Phileas and Monique, or do they ever visit China?
-Does Phileas actually like being in charge of the science academy? He's been a loner for so long, that might be quite an adjustment.
-There are some blanks in the narrative that could be fun to fill in -- side adventures. The most obvious is, how did Passepartout end up lost in the desert with a deer skull on his head, anyway? (...and what the heck were the Wright Brothers doing there to find him... they're from Ohio. This movie did not much care about historical accuracy; research very much not required. ...Phileas/Wilbur Wright crackfic is a thing I have considered.)
-Porn! Fluffy fun porn preferred. Phileas sure does get hung up on the crossdressing thing -- bringing that into play is optional. I am pretty firmly convinced Monique has a lot more sexual experience than he does.

By the way, if you matched on me because of Night at the Museum, and you haven't seen this movie, I really recommend it.

Night at the Museum - Any (Larry Daley, Nick Daley, Ahkmenrah, Jedediah, Octavius, Tilly)
I maybe went a little overboard on the character nominations, there. I love these movies, especially the third one, and have been really frustrated that fandom keeps throwing high school AUs and soulbonding at me, when those are both things I do not care for. I really like every character in the series (I just nominated some of my favorites), but I'm so fascinated by the nature of the tablet and what it does that I just can't get into AUs at all. Anything exploring that, and how the characters feel about it, would be awesome, but some more specific prompts:
-Larry and Nick post-3rd movie. I really love how their relationship played out in Secret of the Tomb; does Nick go to Ibiza after all? Does he get homesick? How hard is it for Larry, who's basically alone? Does Nick ever visit the London museum? (Ibiza is a lot closer to London than it is New York, after all.)
-I love Tilly! How crazy were her first few nights after the tablet came to London? She probably had some help from Ahkmenrah (and family), at least. How long did it take for her to figure out what Laaa actually was?
-I ship Jed/Octavius pretty hard. (Oh, this might be a good time to mention that I really do not subscribe to fanon about them; I don't think they were ever intended to be any particular historical figures, and Octavius especially only ever refers to himself as a general, not an emperor.) I could read endless "getting together" fic about them, but I'd read fic where Octavius' feelings are one-sided and they have to deal with the awkwardness of still being friends once they come to light, too -- I don't think I've ever seen anyone write that before. I definitely don't think they had a relationship prior to the third movie, but there's definitely opportunity afterward.
-Ahkmenrah just in general. He managed to not go completely insane despite being locked in a box screaming every night for 50 years; that's impressive. Is getting his family back as wonderful as he'd hoped? Does he ever feel bad about the tablet's move to London? Does he miss New York at all? And what's his relationship with Tilly and Lancelot like? (I could probably get behind Ahk/Lancelot, btw. I think I could ship just about anything in this series. Well, not Larry/Nick -- rather not go there, thanks.)

Tropic Thunder - Any (Tugg Speedman, Rick Peck, Kirk Lazarus, Alpa Chino, Kevin Sandusky)
I'd prefer something Tugg-centric, because darn it if I didn't end up strangely attached to him by the end of the movie. I really like Tugg and Kirk's friendship; they're both struggling with identity crises over the course of the whole movie, and they definitely seem to have gotten close by the end. But I also really like Tugg and Rick, and how devoted Rick is (well, okay, devotion that is temporarily tested by the allure of a private plane, but still, it wins through in the end.) So, yeah, anything friendship-y or regular ship-y with either of those pairings would be fantastic – but I also nominated Alpa, because Alpa is awesome, and I love that he and Lance Bass are apparently a happy couple at the end. But what did coming out do to his career? Are the guys all still friends, and were they all supportive? If Tugg were to end up in a relationship with Kirk or Rick (...or both. I am okay with that, too) it seems like he'd ask Alpa for advice. And I threw Kevin in there because he's an adorable nerd and has a little bit of a hero-worship thing going on with Kirk that could be interesting.

For a more concrete jumping-off point, maybe something involving tabloid rumors that turn out to either be true or not. Or maybe one of the characters has a social media scandal (an offensive-seeming tweet, a questionable snapchat) and has to deal with the fallout.

The Watch – Any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)
As you may have already gathered by looking at my nominations list, I really really like Ben Stiller. So I started watching everything he's ever been in that I could get my hands on, which is the only reason I ever picked up The Watch; it didn't seem like something I'd like at all. Then I actually watched it, annnnnnd I sorta love it a little bit. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although he has that "overprotective dad" schtick going on that can be annoying. (also his daughter was Audrey Hart in True Detective which is unrelated but amuses me.) I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick?

(And what the heck were the aliens stealing skin for, anyway? That's never actually addressed.)

Zoolander – Any (Derek Zoolander, Hansel, Matilda Jeffries)
Such an ot3. I'm slightly afraid that Zoolander 2 is going to joss my polyamory headcanon. My favorite scene in the entire movie is when Derek and Hansel switch instantly from enemies to BFFs after awkwardly airing their feelings, while Matilda just gets confused. All three of them are so cute together. I don't really have any concrete plot prompts except that I'd love to see something post-movie where they're all in a relationship together. Maybe something delving a little deeper into Derek founding his Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and how Hansel comes to be involved.
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Yuletide 2014 Dear Author Letter [Oct. 3rd, 2014|12:31 am]
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(Rough draft of the letter -- I might clean it up/add more prompts later.)

Hello, writer! This is my second Yuletide, and I'm excited to participate all over again. I'm copy-pasting some of the generals of last year's letter here, so if you're one of those people who browses past LJ entries and thinks things look familiar... well, that would be why.

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and outright horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me, and to let you know that if you DO want to write me porn, I'm a-ok with it.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so tiny that just having more fic of them exist will delight me. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to.

The Royal Tenenbaums – Chas Tenenbaum, Eli Cash
They're my two favorite characters, and for similar reasons; they both seem so lost and lonely, and I have to admit that I sort of ship them post-film. I'd love getting-together fic for that reason (and I can't imagine Chas getting into any kind of relationship without a fair amount of angst.) Non-romantic friendship fic would also be fantastic, though, or just general getting to know each other better. Eli was around a lot during their childhood, but as Richie's best friend. Did he and Chas ever hang out much as kids?

Tropic Thunder – Any (Tugg Speedman, Kirk Lazarus, Rick Peck, Alpa Chino)
I'd prefer something Tugg-centric, because darn it if I didn't end up strangely attached to him by the end of the movie. I really like Tugg and Kirk's friendship; they're both struggling with identity crises over the course of the whole movie, and they definitely seem to have gotten close by the end. But I also really like Tugg and Rick, and how devoted Rick is (well, okay, devotion that is temporarily tested by the allure of a private plane, but still, it wins through in the end.) So, yeah, anything friendship-y or regular ship-y with either of those pairings would be fantastic – but I also nominated Alpa, because Alpa is awesome, and I love that he and Lance Bass are apparently a happy couple at the end. But what did coming out do to his career? Are the guys all still friends, and were they all supportive? If Tugg were to end up in a relationship with Kirk or Rick (...or both. I am okay with that, too) it seems like he'd ask Alpa for advice.

Or maybe there are lots of rumors swirling about the sexuality of one of the characters and they have to deal with it, or somebody posts something poorly worded on Twitter and finds himself involuntarily causing a scandal and having to go on the defensive.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – Walter Mitty, Cheryl Melhoff, Sean O'Connell
I completely love this movie. It's sweet and earnest and Walter is just the most adorable thing. I'm just about a fandom of one on ao3 for this (though Doyle wrote me a fantastic Cheryl-centric giftfic this summer), and I really just want more fic, forever. I really strongly ship Walter, Sean and Cheryl as an ot3, but I could live with Walter paired with either of them as long as the other is still a close friend. (I wouldn't say no to Cheryl/Sean either although that seems kind of unfair to Walter! But hey, if you want to play with the idea, go for it.)

Anyway, as for specific prompts – I feel like Walter's emails from the end of the movie could potentially lead to some ideas:
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Or maybe Sean's photo wins some kind of award, but Sean doesn't normally attend that kind of thing. How does Walter feel about the attention? Or: Sean had to "self-stitch a bullet wound to my abdomen" shortly before sending Walter the negatives, what the heck is the story behind that?

Zoolander – Any (Derek Zoolander, Hansel, Matilda Jeffries)
Such an ot3. I'm slightly afraid that Zoolander 2 is going to joss my polyamory headcanon. My favorite scene in the entire movie is when Derek and Hansel switch instantly from enemies to BFFs after awkwardly airing their feelings, while Matilda just gets confused. All three of them are so cute together. I don't really have any concrete plot prompts except that I'd love to see something post-movie where they're all in a relationship together. Maybe something delving a little deeper into Derek founding his Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and how Hansel comes to be involved.

The Watch – Any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)
As you may have already gathered by looking at my nominations list, I really really like Ben Stiller. So I started watching everything he's ever been in that I could get my hands on, which is the only reason I ever picked up The Watch; it didn't seem like something I'd like at all. Then I actually watched it, annnnnnd I sorta love it a little bit. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although he has that "overprotective dad" schtick going on that can be annoying. (also his daughter was Audrey Hart in True Detective which is unrelated but amuses me.) I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick?

(And what the heck were the aliens stealing skin for, anyway? That's never actually addressed.)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Ned Plimpton, Jane Winslett-Richardson
This movie ripped my heart out and stomped all over it, in the best way. I completely adore Ned, and his relationship with Jane. Filling in some time between them during the movie would be lovely, but I would also really like something post-movie about Jane. What was in those letters she wrote? Do she and Steve ever talk about Ned? Also, I know I said earlier that I don't normally like supernatural stuff in my non-supernatural fics, but the end credits sequence of the movie clearly shows Ned standing on the top of the Belafonte, and I sure as heck would not say no to a ghost story this time.
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Night on Fic Mountain 2014 [Apr. 23rd, 2014|07:40 pm]
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Oh gosh, this is my second fic exchange! I'm copying parts of this letter from my Yuletide 2013 one. I'm excited and nervous to be taking part all over again~

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watsersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. (And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.)

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so tiny that just having more fic of them exist will delight me. Anyway, on to the specifics!

Fandom: Starsky & Hutch (2004); characters: David Starsky, Ken Hutchinson
Disclaimer: I have ONLY seen the 2004 film and am 100% unfamiliar with the original TV series. But, man, do I adore Movie!Starsky. He's a lawful good man in a chaotic neutral world, and it's obviously not always easy on him... and he definitely seems to have a giant crush on Hutch. (I mean, I kinda got a crush on him during the "Don't Give Up On Us" scene too, I can't blame him.) I would love to see a fic with Starsky really struggling with his sexuality, especially since sodomy laws were still on the books in California until 1976. Angst and self-loathing and Hutch comforting him, that's what I really want.

Fandom: Bottle Rocket; characters: Anthony Adams, Dignan
Oh gosh, I really love Dignan, as messed up as he is. I really would love any fic for this movie at all; things I'm particularly interested in are what Dignan's home life might be like (the movie doesn't really tell us at all), and what might happen to him once he gets out of jail. Is there still going to be room for him in Anthony's life? (I hope so. I would be a-ok with fic interpreting his feelings for Anthony as a little more than platonic, too.)

Fandom: The Royal Tenenbaums; characters: Eli Cash, Chas Tenenbaum
I'm completely hung up on both of them, and really interested in the idea of them spending time together -- and, yeah, okay, I kinda ship it, which is at least partly due to the actors playing them but also just because they're both so troubled and lonely. At the end of the film Richie and Margot seem to have found each other, but where exactly does that leave Chas and Eli? (I do like Richie/Margot as a pairing too, but I find myself wondering how Chas would feel about it.)

Fandom: Tropic Thunder; characters: Tugg Speedman, Kirk Lazarus
Both of these guys spend the whole movie struggling with self-identity, neither of them really sure who they actually are. But at the end they seem to have a pretty close friendship... okay, yeah, I ship this too. I don't have any clear ideas on what kind of story I'd want from this one. Maybe something where there are tabloid rumors about the nature of their relationship -- which are either true or not (or not true at first, but become so). Something like that? I dunno, I just love these idiots XD

Fandom: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013); characters: any (Walter Mitty, Cheryl Melhoff, Sean O'Connell)
I love this movie. No, like, I REALLY love this movie. I saw it seven times in the theater and I love all of the nominated characters in any romantic combination. I have no prompts for this, I just really, really want someone who isn't me to write fic of it some day. My only specific request is that if you'd rather write Walter/Sean than Walter/Cheryl, I really want Walter and Cheryl to be friends still! Whether they work out as a couple or not I think they really forged a special relationship by the end and I want them in each other's lives.

...wow, there's a lot of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in these. Huh.
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Dear Yuletide Writer 2013 [Oct. 8th, 2013|04:49 pm]
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This is my very first Yuletide, and while I'm excited I'm also nervous. If I commit any faux pas in this post or elsewhere in signups please bear with me = )

All of my prompts are going to be on the short and sweet side, because I'm not terribly picky about what I get. In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watsersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. (And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.)


The Royal Tenenbaums

Characters: Chas Tenenbaum, Eli Cash, Richie Tenenbaum
Maybe it's just because Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play them and they're in so many things together but for some reason I can't get the idea of Chas/Eli out of my mind. They're two sad lonely men who could maybe be a little less lonely together -- whether it's romance, friendship, or something more confusing and desperate. Richie's feelings on their new-found closeness a plus. (Please no Chas/Richie, but I'm fine with background Richie/Margot).

Running Wilde
Characters: Emmy Kadubic, Steve Wilde, Fa'ad Shaoulian
OT3 anyone? Fa'ad certainly seems attracted to both Steve and Emmy at various points in the series. Maybe they find themselves okay with that.

Arrested Development
Characters: George Michael Bluth, Paul "P-Hound" Huan
Best friends and college roommates, they have some great scenes in the series (the "peace pizza" is my favorite). I'd love to see more about them -- their initial meeting, or general college hijinks, or something about what Fakeblock did to their friendship. ...and heck, I wouldn't say no to slash about them either, if you want to go that route.

30 Rock
Characters: Devon Banks, J.D. Lutz
Remember that time Devon got engaged to Kathy Geiss and she ended up in charge of NBC as a figurehead while he was really running everything and then he kind of couldn't handle it and had a breakdown and apparently had a lot of random anonymous sex in the park? ....well it was at the end of season 2/beginning of season 3. Lutz is canonically bisexual and a total pushover and I just love the idea of a slightly desperate Devon coming on to him and totally having his way with him. (If you wanted to involve Jonathan in some way I wouldn't mind that either.)


Wild ARMs

Characters: Rudy Roughknight, Cecilia Adlehyde, Jack Van Burace
...OT3 again, anyone? Seriously, why can I find no fic of these three? Porn with Rudy in the middle would be my favorite thing ever; something more focused on the emotional side, the three of them realizing how deep their connections to each other really go, would also be awesome. (Please, just don't involve Hanpan in any sex scenes!)

Let's Go to Prison
Characters: Barry, Nelson Biederman IV
This movie was way more adorable than I ever would have imagined. I love these guys. Post-movie domestic fluff at the vineyard would be amazing, or anything about how they first fell in love -- the movie gives us hints but leaves most of the details up to the imagination.
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Writer's Block: Dream or Reality? [Dec. 7th, 2010|05:55 pm]
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What do you think really happened at the end of the movie Inception? Have you ever had a dream that you confused with reality?


...I haven't actually seen Inception yet... but I once had a long dream based on the anime Cowboy Bebop, and just before I woke up, in the dream I got shot in the hip. It hurt so badly that as I started waking up I was afraid to move because it still hurt. As I gradually started to realize I had been dreaming, the pain faded away.

I also have had dreams in which something crazy happens, and then I "wake up" in the dream and tell a friend about my weird dream, only to wake up again for real and get confused about whether I've actually told the friend or not.
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Silly art meme [Jul. 17th, 2010|01:02 am]
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I was convinced by some people on Gaia to do this drawing-a-day challenge even though I have... rather LIMITED art skills. I did two at once before realizing I was jumping the gun, but I figured I may as well post them!



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New icon [Jul. 15th, 2010|07:58 pm]
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I barely even USE LiveJournal but oh, do I love this icon. So much.

Oh yeah, I made a newish blog for my dreams! It's at sleepscapes.wordpress.com and I put both new and old dreams up now and then. I try to do a couple a week if I don't forget.
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Hooray, a totally bizarre dream! [May. 27th, 2010|01:55 pm]
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There was a scene near the beginning where some old guy had a house that was connected to another house. Th second house was all closed up, though. One day he decided to open it -- I think his son was moving in with him or something -- and in the old house was a little black cat. But that's all I remember.

There was a part where I got all of Sailor Moon on DVD and started watching it, I believe with Will, who had never seen any. As I watched I tried to remember the name of a character who basically looked like Tuxedo Mask dressed in white and with blond hair. I never figured it out, possibly because this character does not actually exist.

Now it started getting weird. I was on a pontoon boat and took a nap, and when I woke up an extra pair of legs was laying next to me. They were MY legs, except I clearly didn't need them. When they started moving on their own I got really freaked out and tossed them overboard. Later, a full clone of me, which had grown from the legs, showed up. But the only thing I remember doing with her is going to sing karaoke...

Then, I was suddenly in One Piece! I had the annoying task of trying to save a bunch of characters who were going to get killed off. See, there was this magical ritual thing where if you signed your name on a picture of yourself, threw it into the ocean, and recited a chant, you would die and transfer your life force to make someone else stronger. People kept trying to do this for Luffy and I kept running around grabbing the pictures and ripping them up. I was REALLY annoyed because I knew Luffy wouldn't want them to do that for him -- I literally said "What is Eiichiro Oda thinking?!" at one point -- and also because I felt like they should have had more faith in Luffy, because he didn't need their help and was strong all on his own.

All of the people I was saving were not real One Piece characters but rather made up by my subconscious, with one exception: Ace, whom I saved the first time he tried it, but who then thwarted my plans by performing the ritual in a video game cutscene, so I couldn't move during it. I was so mad at him XD So was Luffy, actually. Then Luffy and Koby(?) were carrying Ace's body to some kind of magical spring in a cave, or something.

I have no idea where the rest of the crew went, btw... none of them were trying to kill themselves though, so they apparently knew Luffy well enough not to do that.

There was also a part where this huge group of cute baby alligator-like things got eaten by the adult alligator things. That was sad.

And THEN I was on www.anime-planet.com trying to figure out how much One Piece to say I'd watched. It's tough to judge when you're inside the show.

Then I went out shopping with Will and Brandon to some kiosk that sold CDs and DVDs. Apparently I was going to buy Mary Poppins. Brandon pointed out some movie with Eeyore on the cover and was all "They have that movie you love! You should get it!" I'm not sure why he thought I loved an Eeyore movie...

...and that's all!
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