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11 October 2013 @ 09:40 am
Yuletide letter! Still in progress, but at least I signed up!

eta: wow, that is a whole lot of requests/offers on Sleepy Hollow. lol

Dear Yuletide Writer:

Thank you so much for offering to write in one of these fandoms!! You are the best. These are all a bit difficult requests in one way or another (Though requesting Tabini probably takes the cake - if that was your offer, I bow down to your general bravery). Yuletide is so much fun - please don't be panicked! Optional details are optional and all of this is just ideas.

1. Trilogy (Midnight City-Reunion-Wait) - M83 (Music Videos)
The world created by these videos is so intriguing to me, with these special children. Who are they? How did they get here, what happens to them later? Just tell me more!

I only nominated two of the kids and then didn't select any, because I'd rather let you pick what story you'd like to tell in this 'verse. (While Reunion is pretty clearly the sequel to Midnight City as the chase continues - what happens after that? Is Wait a prologue/memory? Why are the kids different ages? Where do they come from? What about the girl who was a prisoner and seems to free herself at the end of Reunion?)


2. Lizzie Bennet Diaries
William Darcy (LBD)
Gigi Darcy

I loved their sibling dynamic so much. Anything related to that -from their younger days when their parents died, to the 'incident' with Wickham, to Gigi first deciding that her brother needs to get together with Lizzie (she was clearly shipping them early, so what made her think they would work?)...

I should add that I pretty much love everyone else, so feel free to include whoever you like. Also, Christmas is a fair game holiday for this particular fandom, so if you wanna go that way, I'm okay with it.

But no incest.

3. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (TV)
Alice (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
Cyrus (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)

I enjoyed their meeting and the glimpses of their time together, and would love to see some of that fleshed out. How they fall in love, or some adventure in another land (perhaps one we won't see in the show?) Does Cyrus teach her to fight or does he just watch adoringly as someone else does?

- First of all, while I'm sure the show will cover some of this ground as well, don't be afraid to make up something that might be contradicted. Just go for it!
- we already know they traveled to other lands, besides Wonderland, so for an adventure feel free to go beyond Wonderland. I'm familiar with the OUAT mothership so if you want to cross over with any of that, or a new fairy tale/story land, I'd love that, too. I mean, the possibilities! Oz! The Tempest! MCU!Asgard (because nothing will ever convince me that Fandral isn't David/Charming's dad or grandfather so there's already a connection...) Austen!

- I've only seen one ep at present so this is very much a hopeful request. But even if the show ends up being terrible, the idea is fun. Romance and adventure! I'm down with that. Just have fun.

- I'm okay with sex (kissing, making out, etc., too) for this prompt, though I'd prefer more than a PWP. It's interesting to think about whether he has experience, since I gather from his comment about asking for things, that he may have a lot of second-hand knowledge of things, but not necessarily any personal experience. So this could be something they experience together?

4. Foreigner Series - C. J. Cherryh
Bren Cameron
Tabini (Foreigner)

The two of them are always so interesting to me - for all that Tabini's so vital to the story, he's often not around Bren, and those times when they're hanging out together, are summarized pretty briefly. So whether you feel up to Tabini's point of view or not, I'd like to see them together. Maybe in the early days when Bren was new, or later on when they're more comfortable. Maybe there's something we're not privy to in the story?

Seriously, anything from their first meeting to Tabini's pretty early decision to trust Bren, to having tea in the aftermath of one of the times they were shot at, to some AU where they sleep together. I am fine with any/all of it.

This is one of my favorite book series (though tbh I found the last couple kind of a slog - I have not read the short stories, but I don't care if you refer/set something there). The first six are definitely my favorites of the series. I love the ateva, I love Bren in all of his Overthinking Everything. I love Bren/Jago (and I've requested them in the past), but I don't mind if you give me an AU where they're not together.

Thanks again for writing for me! You're awesome!

Happy holidays. :)

Rayrirenec on October 11th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
but open to adventure?

Edited at 2013-10-11 06:02 pm (UTC)
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 11th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
lol. indeed.

There'll be a letter but first I have to do my offers which is taking FOREVER....
Ray: Basestarrirenec on October 11th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hee, I'll delete my comment if you need to keep the post free. Just wanted to make you smile.
lizardbeth: Adam Hiddles OLLA gunlizardbeth_j on October 11th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
nope. it's fine! Only my writer is gonne need the letter, so it doesn't matter really.

Also, then I can share with you how I SEETHE with jealousy for whoever is able to offer Only Lovers Left Alive. HATES YOU MYSTERIOUS PERSON WHO MUST'VE BEEN TO ONE OF THE FESTIVALS TO SEE IT.
Rayrirenec on October 11th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
*Nods* *GREEN WITH ENVY* I am SO looking forward to it!
nenya_kanadka on October 12th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
Agh, Foreigner! <3<3<3

I can't write Tabini and am not doing Yuletide this year, but I'm so happy someone else is interested in fic for it! One is delighted at your good taste, nandi.
lizardbeth: Sinclairlizardbeth_j on October 12th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
I could never write Tabini either! So my writer definitely has my sympathies! :D

A+ icon love! ::D
nenya_kanadka on October 12th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
I had a couple more Foreigner icons but then I had to prune back icon space...woe. I'll give you another Jeff instead, because that man... *sigh*

The small but fervent Cherryh fanfic community must band together!
luminare_ardualuminare_ardua on October 14th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
Dear gods, I'd be terrified of writing Tabini too. (I don't want to think of writing Ilisidi even!) He's not an easy ateva to understand even for the paidhi-aiji. :D

Out of curiousity, where have you read to in the Foreigner series? All the way up to Protector? Have you read the short stories Cherryh published directly on her own website Closed Circle, BTW? The first short story details how Tabini took over government from Ilisidi, and there was Tabini and Bren socialising (set just before the first few books) in the second short story, and I'd guess that any possible Treat/Yuletide writer might want to know where you were in the series.

I'm not doing Yuletide officially, but I'm very glad to see that other people want fic for it too! Now if only the Fortress series request had someone smile on it... this is where wishing abilities like Tristen's would come in handy. ;)