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Hey there, Yuletide Santa! I feel like my letters are pretty much the same every year, but the same holds true pretty much every year. Basically, you're awesome. I've got quite the mixed bag of fandoms this year, and being familiar with any one of them means you have pretty fantastic taste. Second of all, my only hard and fast rule for Yuletide: no pressure! I'm a very easy person to write for. There are lots of things I like, and I want you to have fun with this. ♥ You can choose to disregard this letter and go your own way if that's what's easiest for you. But if you're the type who does better with more direction, here are some general things I enjoy in fic:

- Hard-won happy endings! Conflict and intrigue is awesome, but I generally prefer things to end on an upbeat note.

- I am all for characters who love sex and own their sexuality, but I tend to skim sex scenes.

- Favorite things in fic: strong group dynamics, interesting power balances in relationships, a good mystery, an air of creepiness, plotty fics that spotlight characterization, banter, and humor.

- Least favorite things: non-con, excessive angsting, character death, casual treatment of -isms, and romantic relationships trumping friendship/family. Also, love triangles. Shudder.

And here are some notes on the specific fandoms:


The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey

I am in love with these books, and I love Will Henry the most. I'm an assistant myself, so I feel his pain, but mostly I love his complexity and layers and flaws. I love that he serves different roles with different people, and I'm especially interested in his messily codependent relationship with Pellinore. Sometimes they're good for each other and sometimes they're very much not, but either way, I find it all weirdly heartwarming.

I am not picky, though, so as long as you feature Will, I'll be all over it. His relationship with Malachi in the first book was awesome, and I love Von Helrung, Lilly, and all the other characters, so you can go in whatever direction you like!

And if that direction happens to include some near-future-fic in which older-Will and Pellinore kick ass together, you will hear no complaining from me.


ParaNorman

Eeeee! I loved this movie! I am a sucker for kids who see things that no one else can see, so I would absolutely love a story further exploring Norman's world, especially after the events of the movie. He's balancing real, human relationships with the spirit world for the first time, so how does that work out for him? How does the town react to him now?

If you'd like to make it more slice-of-life, that's awesome, and if you'd like to go in a creepier direction, I am all for that, of course. I'd just love to see anything more in this universe.


Homeland

This is a wonderfully-written show in general, of course, but my favorite thing about it is Carrie and Saul. They are such a platonic OTP for me. As equals, they have this awesomely contentious relationship and are constantly pushing each others' buttons, but they'll always end up falling back into that supportive, loyal teacher-student dynamic, and they have each others' backs forever. They just sort of make me cry in general. ;;

This is a situation where I'm really good with anything. A prequel of sorts would be so interesting (that line from the season one finale about how she used to call him Mr. Berenson? SO MUCH HISTORY IN THAT) but a missing scene from canon would be great.


Prince of Persia: 2008

... so I basically just want another game, but that's a bit of a tall order, so let's just go with 'anything would be awesome.' The Prince and Elika are one of my favorite twosomes, so whether you want to write them post-epilogue or at an interlude during the game itself, I will love it. I could also go for some backstory on The Corrupted if you wanted to mix it up a bit.



I'm really looking forward to your fic, Yuletide Santa! ♥
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