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Hi everyone! The YAGKYAS elves are working busily behind the scenes getting stories prepped for Sunday, December 20th, when they're revealed! In the meantime, we wanted to get some prompting and requests going for the Good Cookie post, which goes live on Friday, December 18th. What's a Good Cookie, you ask?



Good Cookie, definition: Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

If you love [info]yagkyas, or you love the GenKill fandom, or you love spreading the love of Generation Kill during this holiday season, then you want to make a Good Cookie. Good Cookies are like Yuletide Treats: short (less than 1000 word) ficlets, drabbles, drawbles, mixtapes, fanart, whatever!

We'll collect prompts and requests from all who want to make them--whether you're participating in YAGKYAS or not. Then, on Friday, we'll make a post with all the requests and prompts, and you can get to giving out cookies, as many as you want! Just comment on the post with your fanwork, or a link to your fanwork, and start working up an excited froth for the story reveal!

To leave a prompt, go here. Anyone can participate, whether you're writing for YAGKYAS or not, and we'd love for you to come join us!
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I've been a little buried in the long story of unending longness, and by a little I mean since the end of August. Good news: halfway through. Not as good news: still halfway to go. But it's all good. Really. Probably.

[info]yuletide is open for fandom nominations, and Yuletide and I have had a long relationship. It's my favorite challenge of the year; I have ignored my family on Christmas Day in favor of reading the stories. I love it. This is what I nominated:
  • Generation Kill (tv)
  • The Middleman (tv)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Numb3rs
  • Psych
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I'm hoping GK makes the cut, crossing my fingers and other appendages; I know Leverage got a reprieve for another year, but our little fandom has generated a lot of fic since last October, and I'm hoping no one realizes it.

In other fandom news, I'll be the featured author at [info]idolmeta's Ask the Author tonight. I haven't written an AIRPS cookie since the long story of longness overtook my life, but maybe people will want to talk to me anyway. :) Even if you're not in AI, you're welcome to come by and talk to me anyway about my stories, my writing, fandom, whatever. It's open! We're friendly! I don't (generally) bite!

[info]yagkyas is under two months out from deadlines--so exciting!--and I have some plans for the hallowed day, November 10th, so keep an eye out for that. And I'll try to resurface from google docs sooner rather than later.
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Dear fabulously wonderful author,

This was what I requested:

Pairing Request(s): Colbert/Fick, Bryan/Kocher
Character Request(s): Bryan, Kocher

Wildcard Crossover Request: Bones

Short prompt: The National Mall isn't really a place to make out.


First of all, thank you for signing up! It makes me feel all giddy. I think it's pretty clear that I fall in line with the OTP of this fandom, and I think I've put out enough stories to give a writer a good idea of what it is I enjoy so much about Brad and Nate. But in short form, I love realism, I love established relationships, I love, dear god, curtainfic, and if I could get a thousand words on Brad and Nate bickering about which jet skis they're going to buy and where they are going to take them for their summer holiday, I would be appallingly happy.

That is not to say you should write that! Write what comes to you. But I am not much for UST or angst, I loathe the trope of "oh my god I was straight oh my god now I'm gay," having sex in theater seems like it would involve too much risk of disease and also gross smells, and kidfic doesn't really interest me either. I like seeing two competent, intelligent adults building a life together, with normal bullshit rather than drama.

With Bryan/Kocher, I think that their attitudes make them interesting mirrors of one another--one runs off at the mouth, the other bottles it up, but they are both powerful, influential, and clearly opinonated. I'd like to see what happens outside Iraq, either immediately or in the future, when these men aren't constrainted by circumstance or hierarchy. Smut is well loved with these two.

I encourage you to write gen, too, if that's your thing! A story about Bryan's secret adventure post-Iraq would be cool, or Kocher doing whatever it is Kocher does. And if you feel inspired to use the wildcard, I'll tell you, I have this idea in my head about how all the DC-based showed actually exist concurrently, so maybe Booth and Colbert go drinking together, or Fick and Brennan meet at a conference. It could be fun.

The prompt is silly; the National Mall is very windy, but I guess the Washington Monument might inspire something...

Anyway, have fun, play around, and thank you for taking part.
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YAGKYAS assignments are out! I'm so excited, really. Thanks so much to everyone who signed up. I really hope that this can be a creative and fruitful and awesome experience for everyone.

We're starting to get secret santa letters in, and it's really fascinating to read them, because it's like a window into people's fannish perceptions. [livejournal.com profile] shoshannagold mentioned that there wasn't a lot of meta in this fandom, and that seems to be true. This is kind of a wide-casting, unconnected, endlessly diverse collection of meta, in a way. It speaks to what people are thinking about the characters we all write, but seem to talk about amongst ourselves.

I'm just about to post mine--I know you're all waiting with baited breath.

I wanted to mention as well that the posting volume from the last two-three months, in terms of fic, has and will continue to drop off for awhile as I work on a couple longer projects. I'm writing a Gen Kill story that's heading towards 30 or 40k, and that's been consuming a lot of my time; and thanks to my lovely winning bidder over at the ontd_ai auction earlier this month, I've been working on a continuation of the AIRPS-Star Trek XI fusion, which will come out at about 5-6k and requires a lot of detailed thought about Starfleet. I'll try to post a couple more short stories here and there, but that's going to be my writing focus until the deadlines for the winter challenges creep up on me. Hope you stick with me! I promise, the longfic will be worth the wait.
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[info]yagkyas: The first annual Generation Kill Holiday Fic Exchange! Time to enlist to write one 1000 word story for your fellow GK grunts! Signups go until September 22nd, and stories are due December 13th. For more information check out the rules and the faq.

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