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life is short, and you are hot
Dear Yuletide Author 2016

First of all, thank you for writing for me, anon! Yuletide is, without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights of my year, and I'm sure I will love anything you write for me. But since you're here, you're obviously looking for specifics, so I'll do my best to explain myself. If you're interested in looking at the fic I've written myself for Yuletide or in general, you can find that here. This year I have limited myself to three fandoms that I REALLY want. If you are worried, dear author, that we matched on the one fandom I wasn't super into, let me dispell that angst right now. There is no lesser one here. I am really fond of them all.

Likes:

- Found families
- UST (preferably resolved)
- More plot than sex
- Characters staying in-character
- Complete AUs
- Slightly-veered from canon AUs (the Sliding Doors concept ie - what would happen if character A did THIS instead of what actually happened in canon/reality)
- h/c, keeping the characters in-character
- Happy/hopeful endings
- Friendship

Dislikes:

- Non-con
- Cheating
- Dark fic
- Excessive angst
- Teacher/student dynamics (I'm a teacher and just...no.)
- Character death
- Love triangles
- Character bashing

Pitch

Ginny Baker, Mike Lawson


I love the whole pitcher/catcher bond thing happening between Ginny and Mike. I would like to see how well they work together and how their relationship changes as the season/years progress. Friendship, teammates, romantic relationship, whatever you want. I like pining and friendship-turned-relationship.

That's about it, right there in the prompt. If you wanted to write me a whole story about Ginny learning to trust Lawson's judgment in choosing her pitches, I would read the hell out of that. Just the friendship and relationship between the two of them interests me. I like that Mike is sort of world weary, but not actually as much of a dick as he seems. Ginny, meanwhile, is really tough and wise beyond her years, thanks to all of the shit she's had to deal with. If you wanted to write something about their relationship going public after he retires, that would be cool. Or a story about Ginny denying her feelings for Mike because she doesn't date her teammates. That sinking feeling when she realizes she's falling in love with him. Maybe her brother realizes it first and tries to help her out. I'm writing this letter in early October when there's hardly any canon to go off of, so in a few weeks if their dynamic changes, it may give you different ideas. Please: no cheating and I'd rather not have a story that focuses on the fall out of their relationship on the team/in the media while they still play together.

Ghostbusters (2016)

I love, love, love Holtzmann being weird and sarcastic and crazy smart. I ship it with pretty much anyone. She and Erin are probably my favorite combo, because I love the weirdo/uptight person dynamic there. However, please believe me when I say that any combination of friendship or relationship between these four women would work for me. I will say that I wouldn't really be into a threesome - because then one person would be left out. But all four together? Friendship fic? Erin/Abby? Patty/Holtzmann? Abby/Holtzmann? I am game.

I'll take anything for this prompt. Case fic? Sure! Slice of life around the office? Sure! Erin/Holtzmann fic where Holtz shows her how good sex can be (and maybe invents her own crazy powerful sex toys)? Or for a less porny plot, Holtz just gets her to lighten up a little? Yes, please! Romantic Erin/Abby reconciliation fic? Ok! Patty/Holtzmann where Patty makes Holtz visit all the coolest places around NYC while she tells her esoteric trivia about them (and maybe they have sex in all of them?) Sounds great! Wanna do some kind of ghost-related sex pollen thing that makes them all have sex with each other? I am down with basically anything, gen or femslash, for this fandom. Want to just write me a cute story about their first Christmas together? I'll take that too.

Stranger Things

These four kids are amazing together. I'd love to see something in the future when they are all grown up. How do they deal with what happened? Maybe Eleven somehow returns when they're in college or something. I just want to see these kids in the future. Are they still friends? What are their jobs or majors? Did they move out of Hawkins? Maybe they're all coming back for some reason after time away. Could be shippy - either Mike/Eleven or Mike/Lucas (18 or older, please!) - or just gen.

If you don't want to go that far into the future, any character study gen of these four characters (and Will as well, if you would like) before, during, or after the series would be adored.


The kids were definitely my favorite part about the show, and Eleven specifically. I hope that she somehow gets a happy ending. I just really want to see these kids grown up. Maybe they're all in college together in the late 80s/early 90s. If you want to do something closer to canon, I'd like to see Eleven come back somehow and the way that she begins to learn how to live a life and have friends and be a person without a threat hanging over her head. Does she get any hobbies? Where does she live? With the Byers, maybe? Do her and Will bond over their time in the upside down? Anything about Dustin would be amazing. Like, just MORE DUSTIN. What does Dustin major in? What's his first girlfriend/boyfriend like? How has he dealt with the events of the show? As for ships, as long as it's 18+, I'm pretty game here. Eleven/Mike would be fun. Perhaps it's a story about Mike never giving up finding Eleven. Or if you want to go a different route, Lucas/Mike is interesting to me too. Maybe as Lucas and Mike grow older, Lucas realizes that the jealousy he felt towards Eleven wasn't just about losing Mike as a friend. Anyway, I'm all for any adorable teenage best friends, plotty, found family gen. (Eleven's first Christmas?) I'm equally all for stories that deal with more adult topics as long as you age them up. Throwing in the appropriate pop culture references of the time period would be great too. What would Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Eleven, Will, etc be into in the late 80s/early 90s?

life is short, and you are hot
Dear Yuletide Author Letter 2015

First of all, thank you for writing for me, anon! Yuletide is, without a doubt, one of the biggest highlights of my year, and I'm sure I will love anything you write for me. But since you're here, you're obviously looking for specifics, so I'll do my best to explain myself. If you're interested in looking at the fic I've written myself for Yuletide or in general, you can find that here. This year I have limited myself to three fandoms that I REALLY want. If you are worried, dear author, that we matched on the one fandom I wasn't super into, let me dispell that angst right now. There is no lesser one here. I am really fond of them all.

Likes:

- Found families
- UST (preferably resolved)
- More plot than sex
- Characters staying in-character
- Complete AUs
- Slightly-veered from canon AUs (the Sliding Doors concept ie - what would happen if character A did THIS instead of what actually happened in canon/reality)
- h/c, keeping the characters in-character
- Happy/hopeful endings
- Friendship

Dislikes:

- Non-con
- Cheating
- Dark fic
- Excessive angst
- Teacher/student dynamics (I'm a teacher and just...no.)
- Character death
- Love triangles
- Character bashing

Queer as Folk UK - Stuart Alan Jones, Vince Tyler

Stuart/Vince or gen, please. I love stories where Stuart reveals his fondness, affection and protectiveness for Vince, but in his typical, rude, bastard Stuart way. Could be pre-, during or post-canon. If nothing else, I just want to see Stuart and Vince interacting again.

Because it's QAFUK, Stuart/OMC and Vince/OMC (or Cameron) are fine, as long as the focus is on Stuart and Vince being bffs and/or made for each other.

I love, love, love this fandom. It's one of my oldest and certainly one of my dearest. To me, the one big deal breaker for this fandom is keeping Stuart in character. He's a complete bastard with one weak spot: Vince. Sometimes with Vince he is his cruelest, because that's how Stuart rolls, you know? I love them both kind of a lot, and I've read and enjoyed just about every kind of fic there is for them. You can write them as teenagers, post-series one, post-series two, in America, home from America, WHATEVER. No kidding - WHATEVER. As long as Stuart and Vince are there being exasperated best friends, I will love it. I also adore Hazel, so if you want to include her or any of the other characters, feel free. Slash or gen, any rating (because, let's face it, it's Stuart Jones.)

The canon is littered with examples of how Stuart can't function without Vince and constantly needs to prove that he understands him better than anyone else, especially his boyfriends, and I would love to see a story that explores that more in depth. Just Stuart, in his typical fashion, doing something begrudgingly kind for Vince.

The DUFF - Bianca Piper, Wesley Rush

This movie had all of the teenage movie tropes that I love. Basically I want to see more of the UST phase of their relationship - maybe a missing scene or the story told from Wesley's POV, where we see him start to fall for Bianca. Or maybe even a third person POV fic where it's Bianca's friends watching their relationship from the outside and seeing what they're missing. Feel free to go AU if you want to take the plot in some other direction. I'd like to see Wesley getting a bit jealous over Bianca's crush, even if he won't admit it. More of their lessons would be great, or maybe they each can't stop thinking about that kiss they shared. What happens after the fade to black in the computer classroom at the end? How do people react when they go to school the next day and they're together?

If you like AUs, I'd like to see a college/early 20s AU of this particular pairing. It would change their dynamic if they're that age, but I would be interested to see what you could do with it. (I also, you know, wouldn't feel so creepy about wanting to read sex between the two of them if they were older.) Maybe they're next door neighbors in an apartment complex or they're in the same biochem class. Whatever, whatever, I'll leave the specifics to you. Her friends and her mother are great characters that I would also love to see in this alternate context.

In conclusion, I just think fic for this movie is ripe for flirting, UST, jealousy, miscommunication, and lots of sweetness, so pretty much all of my favorite things. Both of these characters were really written and acted. Their interactions were on point every single time, I loved their banter. Any story between the two of them would be great.

The Martian (2015) - Mark Watney, Beth Johanssen (The Martian (2015)), Chris Beck (The Martian (2015)), Melissa Lewis (The Martian (2015))

This movie has so much that I love in it: people being really smart and brave and competent and kind, found families, fabulous rescues. I want to see so much I'm not sure where to start. I would love to read epistolary fic where Mark's log gets released to the world, and their response in the form of news pieces, Twitter hashtags, academic articles, award presentations, movie adaptations, etc. The world is already obsessed with Watney in the movie, and I'd like to see how they react to seeing him as a real person instead of an icon, and how funny, smart, and resourceful he really was. Watching Mark realize the love and support that he has gotten from all over the world after being alone for so long would be amazing.

I'd also just like to see him interacting with his crew again. Maybe just snippets of life on the Hermes and the crew working together to help him get better. Concern, friendship, h/c, bring it all, baby. Side note: Martinez wasn't listed as a character choice, but I loved him (and Michael Pena, the actor who plays him), so he's definitely included in the family bonding. If you also want to include Annie and Vincent back on Earth as characters, that would be great too.

I don't really have a ship for this fandom, but if you wanted to do something about Beck and Johanssen and how they fall in love (even though Johanssen seems to want to deny it at first, if her secret kiss is anything to go by) that would be potentially adorable and fun. Maybe Johanssen is afraid that they're only into each other because they're the two single people flying around in space together? Maybe she hates being such a cliche. Maybe Chris swore before they headed off on their mission that he was going to make her fall in love with him, and she does despite herself. I'd also be down with Watney/Martinez, because I love their banter, but since, again, he wasn't one of the characters listed, that is absolutely not necessary. (Though if you did, just ignore the fact that he seems to be married - maybe she's an ex-wife he's still friends with? or his sister who is taking care of his children while he's off on his mission? - because I'm not down with infidelity.) One ship I'm not into is Mark/Chris alone, because of Beck's relationship with Johanssen. If you want to write about their friendship or rock the OT3, though, I'm totally up for that.

Thank you again, I hope that you have a fantastic holiday!!

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