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Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 02:31 pm
Dear Yuletide Santa (2008)

Dear yuletide Santa,

Thank you so much for writing a story for me! All three of these fandoms are woefully underrepresented in the fic department (especially Codex Alera--ye gods!), so I'd be delighted to receive a story for any of them.

I'd like to apologize to being so unspecific in my request. This is my first time participating in Yuletide, and the examples the site gave were only a sentence each, and so that's how much I wrote. I was shocked when I received my prompts, all of which were several paragraphs in length! Now I feel I did you a disservice. Hopefully, I can correct that now.

To begin, let me tell you a little about myself. I'm an unrepentant (yet hopefully not tinhatted) shipper who tends to orient towards canon and subtextual canon ships. I prefer not to read slash stories pairing characters that are canonically straight. I enjoy character interaction most of all (I can't get enough witty banter!), so don't feel forced to come up with a complex plot. Of course, if plotty stories are your thing, I welcome them!

I enjoy reading fics from almost anywhere in the emotional spectrum, though I tend to shy away from soul-sucking angst and excessive violence. (Anyway, my prompts don't really lend themselves to soul-sucking angst, so I think we're good on that count!) I enjoy smut, but as character is paramount for me, I'm not as fond of straight PWP.

I'm actually one of Jim Butcher's betas, so you don't have to worry about spoiling me for anything Dresden or Alera.


Fandom 1: Jim Butcher -- The Dresden Files

Molly and Ramirez are two of my favourite characters. I think they'd be hilarious when first spending any real time with each other, as they've both built up such facades for themselves, and the weird tap dance that would likely ensue is going to be worth watching. The issues between them are considerable, namely the long-distance aspect and the fact that he's a Warden and she's a paroled ex-Warlock, and it might be interesting to see if and how they would deal with them. Whatever gets your brain juices flowing!

Of course, if their dynamic doesn't inspire you, I'd welcome any Molly-centric or Ramirez-centric story.


Fandom 2: Jim Butcher -- Codex Alera

Tavi and Kitai are one of the most grounded, equally matched, devoted, and just plain bizarre pairings in my fandoms, and it's a crime that I've never found any fic for them. I'd welcome a fic featuring any aspect of their relationship, from simple companionship to elaborate heist-pulling to battle planning to politicking to their weird style of romance. They're extraordinary on their own, and even more so together.


Fandom 3: The Middleman (TV)

I actually haven't read much fic in this fandom, so if you have an idea that you worry might be too "used" in the ficbase, don't worry! Chances are high I won't know. :D

As I said in my request, I want something that taps the weirdness and joyfulness of the show itself! I adore the friendship dynamics in the show, especially between Wendy and Lacey and Wendy and the Middleman, and I revel in the screwball nature of the Monsters of the Week. I would totally love an Ida cameo, but don't feel required to include her. If you want to toss in the obligatory pop culture references, some other sci-fi fandoms I dig include Firefly, Buffy, Doctor Horrible, Doctor Who, the new Battlestar Galactica, and old school X-Files.



In the end, if none of what I've said here appeals to you, just do whatever makes you happy! I'm so grateful to you for signing up, and I don't want you to be miserable. No matter what you write, the fandom and I will be ecstatic. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

In fannish love,
priscellie

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jesidres
jesidres
Jess Idres
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)

YAY, A FELLOW FIRST TIMER.

Virginity broken together!


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priscellie
priscellie
Glinda the Good: Officially!
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)

Is it going to be as good for you as it is for me?


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jesidres
jesidres
Jess Idres
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

I hope so. I got my prompt and I realized I haven't written this fandom in ages....

But I still squee'd.


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tigerkat24
tigerkat24
tigerkat24
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)

You tend to stay away from deathfic?
You?
You?
*coughColdComfortcoughQuietuscoughPersonagecough*

<3!!! Your beta.


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priscellie
priscellie
Glinda the Good: Officially!
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)

Hush, you, or I won't give you your ficathonfic. :D

(Currently in Bard's betaly hands!)

Maybe I'll change "deathfic" to "angstbucket fic."


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priscellie
priscellie
Glinda the Good: Officially!
Wed, Nov. 12th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)

Oh, and you forgot "Something is Burning." :D


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seshat_maat
seshat_maat
Maat
Thu, Jan. 1st, 2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
From your recipient

Just looking around out of curiosity--you may have noticed after the treats list, etc., that I'm kind of nuts on prompts. I hope they weren't too frighteningly long (um. I babble a lot), and that writing the story was fun. Thanks again!


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priscellie
priscellie
Glinda the Good: Officially!
Fri, Jan. 2nd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
Re: From your recipient

Your prompts were wonderful! Codex Alera was the only series I was familiar with, but the others sounded intriguing. I had a great time writing your story, and I hope I'll be able to get the revision up before too long. My Christmas break turned out to be crazy-busy, and I wasn't able to find much time to work on it. Plus, I learned today that I was using the wrong email address for my beta, which explains why she never got back to me. :D I'll email you when I post the finished version!


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