I kept meaning to do this after I completed my yuletide sign-up, but then I would get distracted and then last week when the assignments went out - hurricane hit and things were crazed.
So I apologize for the delay in getting this up. And, as always, use as much or little of this as you wish.
Dear yuletide writer:
First off, thank you so much for undertaking this. I hope you know how much I look forward to this every year and how it would be impossible to disappoint me as I love all the fandoms and characters and I know whatever comes about will be great. Second, again I apologize for the delay in posting this. Mother Nature and procrastination are hard things to overcome.
Anyway, please use as much/little of this letter as you would like. It's to help you, so if you find it's causing more issues than assistance, pay me no nevermind.
General things I love in fic: schmoop, hurt/comfort that leads to happy ending, banter (I love banter!), protective behavior (but not to crazy levels), characters that behave like the characters would/should
Things I tend to veer away from: non-con, rape, torture, death fic, AUs that are like "x & y in the 1800's", mpreg. I'm okay with dark if I'm left with hope at the very least.Fandom 1 - New Girl My request: I totally ship Jess and Nick and love both their friendship and the idea of it simply evolving into something more. I also love the idea of Jess/Schmidt that happens in a spur of the moment that leads to both Nick and Cece freaking out, Winston questioning life, and both Jess and Schmidt trying to make it something more than a random hook-up because they're friends. Mostly, I'd love anything with jess interacting with the boys.
While I do ship Nick/Jess, I mostly just love the dynamic not only between the two of them, but all the roommates. They all love and annoy one another in the most wonderful ways. And as I mentioned above, I think Jess/Schmidt could be so much fun so long as it's pretty obvious to everyone in the world that they would never last.Fandom 2 - Common Law
My Request: I love Wes and Travis' relationship. I love that they begrudging go to therapy together, but seem to slowly get AHA moments out of it (usually followed up with lots of bickering like the old married couple that they are). I love that they both rip one another apart at times, but totally have faith that the other has his back (and I loved it when Wes said, "He's my partner. I can say that. You don't know him.") I would love them as a couple or just partners/friends/whatever.
Oh the love/hate, you're-sorta-the-most-important-in-my-
life-and-why-god feelings that Wes and Travis have for one another. I loved them from the first few minutes of the pilot and that love grew throughout season one. Slash or gen with them is great (though I do ship them) as long as it's them
. They should still bicker and get on each other's nerves, but always have each other's backs.Fandom 3 - Mindy Project
My request: I love this show! It's so much fun. I love how much Mindy brings her love of romantic comedies into her life. I love that she is trying to create this new persona and her bickering with Danny, even though they both have this mutual frustrated respect for one another. And yeah, I admit it. I totally ship the idea of future Mindy/Danny, once they've both grown a bit more.
This show is one of my new favorite things. I love Mindy. She's an awesome character. And I love her interactions with everyone, especially Danny. I totally see Mindy/Danny happening in their future, but I'm not sure how it would work now. It could also be really fun to see them make those steps from the sorta-friends they are now to more - I picture lots of freaking out from both of them.Fandom 4 - Cal Leandros - Rob Thurman
My request: I love these books. Mostly, I adore the relationship, in all its co-dependent dysfunction that makes up Cal and Niko's sibling relationship. I love that they both know it's not necessarily the healthiest, but it's what they know and trust. Anything around the two of them, based in what's happened in the books or just a random scene from their lives would be great.
Not much more to say than above. I love Cal and I love Niko. I lvoe their relationship and how they would do anything for one another, whether the other one would want them to or not. If you want it to be Cal/Niko, that's fine, but I love their devotions just the way they are in the books. And I have to admit, it would be fun to see Niko's perspective on some of the things, especially during Blackout
Please remember, all of these are suggestions. Go with what inspires you and I'll be happy. I mean it when I say you can't go wrong. I know I will love whatever is written (as there is nowhere near enough fic for any of these fandoms. If you're looking for examples of my writing, I have it posted to my livejournal (storydivagirl) and dreamwidth (tommygirl) - just look to the tags - and I've started to archive it at the Archive of Our Own as well - http://archiveofourown.org/users/tommygirl
. I also post recs at polyfandomrecs
if that will help you with the type of things I tend latch onto.
Thanks again! I hope you have fun with this! Now I shall bid you adieu in order to catch up on emails and begin plotting my own yuletide response as the annual moment of panic sets in.
Lots of love!