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::blows dust off everything::

Hello, tidings, thank you for writing!

I am very much about optional details are optional, and I am very bad about, uh, well, prompting. I'm more of a "hey, I like this" without too much details. But! I am very easy to please.

My one thing is that, around the holidays, I'm more inclined towards lighthearted, slice of life, happy endings stories than ones that dig into the dark bits of the canon or characters. That doesn't mean you have to shove them into an Ikea and pretend there's no shadows! I'd just rather read about the marker falling a little more on the good than the bad.

Fandoms are listed alphabetically.

Lucifer (TV)
[Lucifer, anyone]

I am just in love with everything about this. I've been sitting with the comics for years and love them dearly, so you're welcome to pull from there if you like, but don't feel like you have to do so if you're not familiar with it!

Mostly I love Lucifer -- the way Tom Ellis portrays such a wonderful mixture of vulnerability and bravado is perfection. So focusing on him would be welcome.

I'm open to just about any iteration -- gen, het, slash -- with any of the characters. I do love Lucifer and Chloe, and how he's changed because of her, even if he doesn't particularly know why. And I adore Trixie's adoration of Lucifer as well, and how uncomfortable but affectionate it make Lucifer.

I'm also very into the Big Picture storyline, the family melodrama mixed with the judeo-christian mythology and how it impacts the life on human-filled earth.

I am up to date with the show and will be throughout the fall, so you're welcome to write it as close to canon as you care to do so. I'd prefer no AUs, and if you're going with an AR I'm more into the fork-in-the-road kind of AR than the what-if-there-were-dragons sort. Have fun with it!

Possible Scenarios:

- Lucifer and the bemoaning of Christmas
- Lucifer and Amanadiel being bros, especially Amenadiel's older-brother poking at Lucifer, even though Amanadiel would be younger, right?
- Lucifer doing nearly anything with Trixie, with or without adult supervision
- Lucifer, Amenadiel, and Mum dining with the Deckers

Fandom-specific dislikes: alternate universes, hating on Don outside of the usual Detective Douche business

Tone preference: a little closer to heaven than purgatory

Rivers of London
[Peter Grant, Beverly Brook]

I adore Beverly. She's a perfect cocktail of sexy, practical, and light-hearted, and I think Peter needs her, very much, in his life. I would love to see Peter's imperfect attempts to set up dates, or Bev's careful erosion of Peter's hang-ups as they build their relationship. Future-fic would also be lovely -- where do a wizard and a river end up in ten years, together? Do each of their mums badger them for grankids enough that it does happen?

Don't feel compelled to go holiday themed, though you're welcome to do so, but I would love to see a light-hearted, romancey vibe, and how Peter begins to adult more.

Possible Scenarios:

- Peter nutting up and asking Bev out on dates, and being rubbish at it, because the boy has rarely dated before
- Beverly being there, more and more, without Peter explicitly realizing how close and important she's become, until he gets a cluestick to the head
- Futurefic, ten years gone: does Bev even want to be a spouse? Does Peter, given how his parents' relationship turned out? What do wizard-river children end up being, other than awesome?
- Crossover with Law and Order (UK), because the negotiation of those two verses would be hilarity, and I adore the notion of Alicia Phillips being Peter's cousin who has very little time for his fanciful job.

Fandom-specific dislikes: Over-veneration of Nightengale, female characters interpreted as bitchy, slagging off Lesley, whinging too much about Lesley

Tone preference: More sharing a bedsit in the country than face-melting villains.

Stranger Things (TV)
[Nancy Wheeler, Jonathan Byers, Steve Harrington]

I have a thing about seeing what characters we meet as teenagers are like as adults, because the gulf between 17 and 35 is vast and terrible.

I very much want to see this OT3 ten or twenty years on. Maybe they meet up again at the high school reunion, and sparks fly? Maybe two of them got together, in college or something, and reel the third one back into their lives? Or, and this is something I itch for a bit, maybe in ten or twenty years they are all together (from whenever: high school, college, early twenties, wherever you find it most plausible and interesting) and they've figured out their lives together. What does that look like? Who are they, as adults? Who are they, with each other? What do they do? What curtains do they buy???

Ahem. Inquiring minds would love to know. You're welcome to pull the horror element in there if it works for you, but I'll be just as happy with a slice of life fic as an adventure story, if they're together (or getting together) as adults.

Possible scenarios:

- Patrick Henry HS invites you to our Twenty Year Reunion! RSVP with your Guest!
- College is the chance to get away. What do you do when you run into your HS gf/bf(s)? How have you changed? How have they? Is there still something there?
- Apartment hunting in the city for three people. "So you have...roommates?"
- They may have jobs, they may have an adult relationship, but the thrill of monster hunting....never dies.

Fandom-specific dislikes: alternate universes, alternate realities, bad-talking any of the OT3 except in relationship-relevant ways, Nancy portrayed as weak or in need of protection

Tone preference: More sleeping in the same room, less watching your best friend die.
templemarker: stxi: kirk demanding to know who ate the last cookie (last cookie)
Well, I have to say, this has been one of the busiest holiday times I've had in a lot of years! [info]yagkyas was just as big as last year, coordinating about 40 new Generation Kill stories through the challege. I was so delighted to receive The Right Time, a wonderful Rudy/Pappy story by [livejournal.com profile] demonic_fish. There's just not enough Rudy/Pappy in the world, and it makes me so happy that this exists!

For [info]yagkyas, I wrote two stories: first, the Haven/Generation Kill crossover Family Confidence which posits Nate Fick as Nathan Wuornos' cousin (not that kind of cousin). Honestly, I wish it could have been more fleshed out, but I'm very glad it exists and it was fun to try and figure out.

Second, I wrote Not Only the Living, a Battlestar Galactica-Generation Kill fusion that makes Bravo Two the Colonial Marines on Galactica in the show. I was ecstatic to be able to write this--I'd wanted to do a BSG fusion for a long time, and to be able to do it for [info]yagkyas was the icing on the cake. I think it should make sense to folks who aren't too familiar with BSG--just think of Bravo Two as Space Marines--but I'm also proud, because I think it was a solid fusion that showed the potential of mashing the two fandoms together.

Because I'm ridiculous, I also modded the [info]dresdenficathon, the first time that challenge had been run since 2008. Dresden Fandom poses some interesting challenges--namely, it's not really a cohesive fandom in the least--but we got 18 awesome new stories out of it, which I encourage you to check out. I didn't receive a story for [info]dresdenficathon, but I did write two stories, both about Harry Dresden and Harry Raith. The first is Trade in Kind, which is about Thomas' proclivities not being as put-upon as the books suggest (or as Harry thinks); and Facing Down, about Thomas and Harry and the stupid things Morgan le Fay's sons do. It's been fun writing Dresden--I haven't written much, so this was a great opportunity to be more active in the fandom.

I did the Inception [info]dream_holiday exchange as well, writing To Continually Descend, a Penrose steps PWP featuring Arthur and Eames, which was cute, and a lot of fun. I received Of Postcards and Love Notes, which was a beautiful multimedia story about the correspondence between Arthur and Eames over the course of their relationship. It's just lovely. <3

Also, earlier this month, I did a couple of pinch hits for [info]happy_trekmas. First, Countermeasures, a Star Trek XI story with Jim Kirk and Bones McCoy and the challenges of the holidays. I also wrote The Vertical Expression of a Horizontal Desire, a Star Trek Voyager Paris/Kim story where Tom takes Harry dancing. That was a lot of fun to write--I hadn't thought about Voyager in years.

And then there was Yuletide. I contributed 6 stories to the main Yuletide challenge this year, which I will enumerate after the new year. I was so lucky to receive two stories this year, both of them for Haven. The first, Two Men, One Woman and a Christmas Tree, is adorable and hilarious, and the second, Proverbial Trees, is wonderfully slow and nuanced with an amazing Nathan perspective. Thank you, Yuletide santas. <3

And now, well. I'm going to watch 24/7 Flyers-Rangers and try to muddle through the last few days of the year. I think I'm going to go see the Portland Winterhawks play for New Year's Eve, and I'm pretty excited for the Winter Classic on Monday. (Have I mentioned I love hockey? I love hockey. Hockeyyyyyyyy.) Mostly, though, I just want to sleep--maybe even until the new year. <3, everyone, especially [livejournal.com profile] shoshannagold, my co-mod for [info]yagkyas this year, and to everyone who helped me get through the last month. It's been a trip.
templemarker: generation kill: two soldiers watching artie rain on a city (when the world ends)
[info]yagkyas stories are live! We should have the master list up soon, to make it easier for folks to find the stories that were written for them. 39 new Generation Kill stories, be still be heart! While I never want to see another fic header again, and my holiday challenge season is far from over, I'm very pleased with the excitement and response over [info]yagkyas this year. You never know, when you start these challenges, how the fandom will react; in the case of Generation Kill fandom, there's such a sense of support and stewardship that it makes it a pleasure to run. Thank you to everyone who's participated--you're what keeps [info]yagkyas going!

I received Rudy/Pappy this year, which you may all remember is my favorite thing ever in the world. The Right Time hits all my narrative kinks and I love it to pieces. Go give it some love too! Rudy/Pappy should be shown all the love it deserves. Thank you [info]yagkyas santa!

While we put the finishing touches on the challenge this year, I wanted to point you all to a really fantastic series of posts by Matthew Phelps, a Marine Officer who came out after DADT was repealed and has been chronicaling his experiences. He's a talented writer, at least with this subject matter, and his series on taking a date to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball this year was phenomenal. Part One, Two, Three, and Four. Highly reccomended.

Now on to the [info]dresdenficathon and then, [info]yuletide!

Yuletide!

Nov. 25th, 2011 09:42 pm
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You know, the most exciting part of Yuletide for me--beyond the general thrill of getting an assignment--is pinch hitting. I love picking up stories in the kind of roulette wheel that is the pinch hit list, writing things I never considered writing before, taking on all new kinds of challenges. I love it, the thrill of chance.

Dear Yuletide Author,

Hello! Thank you so much for doing this and for writing for me. I don't have a lot more to say apart from what I wrote in my signup, but I want to emphasize that I will love a story that you have loved to write. Around the holidays I tend to prefer lighter stories to darker ones, and I will always love a good run at curtainfic, but honestly--the story that inspires you will be the one I like best!

I asked for:

The LXD, which I love love love. The story of Jato and Katana is such a fundamental part of the story but it's never told in full. But anything that explores the backstory, whether of the current League or the previous iteration of the League/OX, that would be great.

Newsflesh--a recent but awesome addition to my interests. There's so much crazy and complex emotional dynamic in there, and anything that explores George, Shaun, and Mahir's relationships would be welcome. Any combination is great, and you should feel free to go from gen to PWP on this.

Threesome is hilarity, and kudos to you for trying to take on the particular humour and manner of the show. If you want to talk about Richie and Alice before they had Mitch, or what it's like after Lily has arrived, that would be great! I'd also, as I mentioned in the assignment, love something that has Mitch stretching his boundaries a bit out of love for Richie. They are awfully physically affectionate with one another, mm?

Finally, Haven! I guess my one angle on this is that I really do prefer Audrey/Duke/Nathan rather than a pairing in this fandom, and I'd generally prefer an established or first time relationship than a gen story. But! Anything that shows them being kind to each other, the ways they take care of each other, would be well loved.

Thank you again!

<3, templemarker
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A Jimmy Buffett Christmas
by templemarker

Notes: Written for bluflamingo in Yuletide 2009. I wrote this episode weeks before the whole mechanical bull thing, and man, did I feel prescient. TV-psychic-skills aside, no spoilers, but this story takes place post-"Brimstone" (110). Thanks to my awesome betas, who were most likely Minim Calibre and Tiriel. Originally posted here.

Kensi grinned. 'Two for one pitchers and a round of shots on me,' she said. )
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Systems Theory
by templemarker

Notes: Written for Yuletide 2010 for Sami714, who wanted some backstory on Amanda (who is one of my favorite characters on the show). Originally posted here.

Amanda had always found flexibility to be conducive to her function. )
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Making Light
by templemarker

Notes: Written for Yuletide 2010 for Ashura. Originally posted here; very loosely placed futurefic. This was a fun one to write, if not the most dramatic story I've ever done. Sometimes it's nice to imagine your great characters being a bit domestic, is all.

Their flat couldn't seem to get warm at all. )
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Malama Pono
by templemarker

Notes: Written for entwashian in Yuletide 2010, who wanted Chin gen. Reposted here to dovetail with my other H50 fiction. Thanks to Tiriel for beta.

But now he had some of his respect back. He had people he trusted watching his six, and hell, just having Kono in his life again would have been enough. )
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Dear Yuletide Writer: )

Thanks to all the people involved in Yuletide. It's my favorite thing during the holidays every year, so I do appreciate it all!
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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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