ShipSwap Exchange Letter
pancakes, food, love, gratitude
adaptationdecay
I have no squicks or triggers and the range of fic and art I enjoy is really broad. (Much broader than the range I create.) If you have a specific story that you've been itching to write or picture you've been itching to draw, then you can safely gift it to me. Nothing is off limits, so it's okay to ignore everything that follows and just start working on your assignment.

Also, as long as there's a strong focus on the relationship between my requested characters, I'm okay with stuff like pre-ship and breakup fic and my-best-enemy trope and other stuff that you probably wouldn't write for a shipping exchange without specific permission. This is that permission.


About my favourite shipping dynamics: Antagonistic, Complementary, Kindred Spirits...Collapse )


About the fandoms: X-Men, Magician RPF & Narnia...Collapse )


About the ships: manifestos, fic prompts, art prompts...Collapse )

Yuletide Reveals Post
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
So this year, I offered a bunch of tiny fandoms where I already had plenty of ideas for fic. Then to make myself more matchable, I threw in an extra fandom as a wildcard: a big-for-Yuletide fandom where my opinions about the canon are out of step with the fandom as a whole.

Yeah, guess what I matched on?

What I wrote for Yuletide...Collapse )

So those were the two fics I wrote, And The Bells Were Ringing Out, my In The Flesh text adventure and Registration Number 24601, my Top Gear/Les Mis crossover.

Now let's look at the awesome stuff I received...

People who claim it's better to give than receive were not me this YuletideCollapse )

So five gifts received, two gifts written. I did start a lot of treats that I never managed to finish, so here's hoping I can complete some of them and post them as NYRs to balance my karma a little!

Happy Swapsmas!
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Hi Bookswapper!

Just to expand on that books about books thing, here are examples of stuff I already own that fits the genre:

The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford
How To Be A Heroine by Samantha Ellis
Among Others by Jo Walton
Books by Charlie Hill
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon
The Unwritten by Peter Gross & Mike Carey

Other categories of stuff I am reliably into are popular non fiction on odd topics like Salt by Mike Kurlansky or Stiff by Mary Roach; books about heists, con-artists and prison breaks like Bringing Down The House by Ben Mezrich or Papillon by Henri Charriere and anything which caters to my current fascination with magicians or my lifelong love of bodyswap stories.

I have an Amazon wishlist here if you need more ideas.

Dear Yuletide Writer 2014
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Hi, I write obscenely long Yuletide letters, so if that's not your jam you should feel free to ignore everything under the cut tags. Literally the only things you really need to know are...

- I have no squicks or triggers.

- I read gen, het, both types of slash, multi and other.

- I read fic of all ratings, all lengths, all POVs, all tenses and all genres.

- I enjoy stories in both the standard form and the more unusual stuff (scripts, epic poems, linked drabbles, interactive fiction, in-universe documents etc.) Nothing is off-limits.

- In fandoms where I selected Any, I'm happy for you to write about any of the canon characters (be they main or minor, nominated or not) or about original characters or a combination of both.

- I'm fine with crossovers and happy to read them even if I'm unfamiliar with the other fandom.

Hopefully that should give you a nice open playing field. Write the story you want to tell, because that's the story I want to read. Seriously, give me anything in these fandoms and I will love you to pieces.

However, if you're the sort of person who gets terrified by open-ended requests and would like plot suggestions and fan-theories and personal anecdotes about my involvement with these fandoms, then read on...


Golden Age Of Magic RPF, AnyCollapse )

Malory Towers, AnyCollapse )

The Discovery Of The Lord Howe Island Stick Insects RPF , AnyCollapse )

In The Night Garden, AnyCollapse )

Yuletide RPF/Yuletide (Anthropomorfic), AnyCollapse )

Edited: November 17th 2014Collapse )



So again, thank you for doing this. I hope that you enjoy writing your assignment and that the overly long letter didn't scare you off. Like I said at the top, it's all completely optional, I just enjoy having the opportunity to talk at length about my crazy fandoms-of-one!

A.D.
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GenFicExchange Letter
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Thanks for offering to write for me! I have no squicks or triggers and I read fic of all ratings, all lengths, all POVs (1st, 2nd, 3rd-omniscient & 3rd-limited) all tenses and all genres.
I enjoy stories in both the standard form and the more unusual stuff (scripts, epic poems, linked drabbles, interactive fiction, etc.) Nothing is off-limits. I'm also fine with crossovers and happy to read them even if I'm unfamiliar with the other fandom.

So hopefully that's a fairly open playing field. Let's talk fandoms!

FANDOM: Breaking Bad
CHARACTERS: Jesse and Mike, but you can write about other characters if you want


I'd prefer something action or plot oriented in this fandom. It doesn't need to be a big plot - who can manage a big plot in 1000 words? - but I would enjoy a fic where there is an actual problem to be solved and not just a character reflecting on stuff.

One of the things I always really enjoyed in the show was the 'appliance of science' scenes where we see household objects being used for unorthodox and frequently lethal purposes. (Hey kids, did you know you could make thermite out of an etch-a-sketch and blow up a car using a squeegee? Wanna learn how to make your own ricin?) I'd love a fic that had a scene like that in. Don't sweat it if the science isn't super-accurate (It never was in the show) and I apologize in advance if the FBI happen to be keeping tabs on your Google search history.

I picked Jesse and Mike as my requested characters because out of all the nominated characters these were the two I found the most interesting in canon. However, you don't need to include them both in your fic, they're just a starting point. If you have a good story to tell, you can use any of the characters including OCs and ones who weren't nominated like Saul and Walt.

Other Breaking Bad stuff I enjoy beyond the weird science includes dramatic tension, the practicalities of money laundering, scenery porn of the New Mexico desert, characters with complicated motivations and the way Aaron Paul says "bitch".


FANDOM: Chronicles Of Narnia (bookverse)
CHARACTERS: Eustace and Jill, but you can write about other characters if you want


If you nominated Scrubb and Pole because you specifically wanted to write about those characters, I'd be very interested in exploring something set at Experiment House after the events of The Silver Chair. I'd love to see how the two of them keep their secret from their classmates and the ways in which their experiences in Narnia have bled over into their everyday lives.

If you offered 'Any' and would like a wider selection of plot bunnies to choose from, I have a five year backlog of Narnia bunnies that are desperate for a good home, all but one of which are gen.



FANDOM: Frozen
CHARACTERS: Elsa and Anna. I'm in this fandom for the sisters, so I want at least one and ideally both.


I'll be honest with you, what I'm really looking for here is tropey, tropey crack! Wings, de-aging, time loops, bodyswap, ridiculous crossovers... deploying any of the standard crack-tropes in this fandom whether played for laughs or taken seriously would completely make my day

A bodyswap fic where Anna has to deal with Elsa's ice powers? WANT! A fic where Elsa gets sent to Xavier's like in the HISHE video on Youtube? WANT! A groundhog day scenario where the sisters are stuck in a timeloop and have to work together to fix things and escape? WANT! De-aging? Wingfic? Telepathy? WANT! WANT! WANT!

Now, if you don't do tropey and you're freaking out at the idea of writing something that isn't canon-compliant then I'll happily take any fic that could reasonably be summarized as "In which Elsa is awesome and Anna is adorkable." If you do go the canon compliant route, I'd be particularly charmed if you were able to write something funny and non-violent that lends itself to being read aloud, because then I could share my gift with the five year old who got me into this fandom in the first place.

2013 Yuletide Letter
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Thank you so much for offering to write in my tiny/non-existent fandoms. I write obscenely long Yuletide letters, so feel free to ignore everything under the cut tags. The only things you really need to know are...

I have no squicks or triggers.

I read gen, het, both types of slash and poly.

I read fic of all ratings, all lengths, all POVs (1st, 2nd, 3rd-omniscient & 3rd-limited) all tenses and all genres.

I enjoy stories in both the standard form and the more unusual stuff (scripts, epic poems, linked drabbles, interactive fiction, etc.) Nothing is off-limits.

I'm happy to read about any of the canon characters (be they main or minor, nominated or not) or about original characters or a combination of both.

I'm fine with crossovers and happy to read them even if I'm unfamiliar with the other fandom.



Hopefully that should give you a nice open playing field. Write the story you want to tell, because that's the story I want to read. Seriously, give me anything in these fandoms and I will love you to pieces.

However, if you're the sort of person who gets terrified by open-ended requests and would like plot suggestions and in-depth discussions of the various fandoms, read on...


Dynamite Headdy, AnyCollapse )

SCP Foundation, AnyCollapse )

EE 'House Of Bacon' Commercials, AnyCollapse )

Cracked: After Hours (web series), AnyCollapse )

Werewolf (Party Game), AnyCollapse )

#yuletide rpf, AnyCollapse )
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Exchange at Fic Corner letter
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Hi there!

If you're reading this, you may have volunteered to write me a story for The Exchange At Fic Corner. I know most authors worry at this point, because they're afraid they'll write something that the recipient doesn't like to read.

You won't have that problem with me!

I read fic of all varieties: gen, het, slash, femslash, crossovers, OCs, plotty, PWP, dark, funny, character studies, worldbuilding, romances, deathfic, poetry, drabbles, epics, weird avant garde stuff... You name it, I read it, so don't be afraid to write it!

If you're stuck for ideas, I have some prompts below for my requested fandoms, but don't feel obliged to use them if you have an idea already. Don't even feel obliged to read them - long letter is long!


In which I talk about Swallows and Amazons, (mostly stolen from my 08 Yuletide letter)Collapse )


In which I talk about Narnia, (mostly stolen from my 09 Narnia Exchange letterCollapse )


In which I talk about Ramona. (Fresh for 2013! Not stolen from any previous letter!)Collapse )

Dear Yuletide Writer (2012)
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Hi there!

If you're reading this, it's probably because you've been asked to write me something for the Yuletide fic exchange. I know most authors worry at this point, because they're afraid they'll write something that the recipient doesn't like to read.

You won't have that problem with me!

Let's start with the basics...

I have no squicks or triggers.

I read, gen, het, both types of slash and poly.

I read drabbles and epics, plotty fics and PWPs, romance and gen, NC-17 and G rated, canon characters and OCs, crossovers and AUs, darkfic, comedy, character studies, deathfic, poetry, weird avant garde stuff... You name it, I read it, so don't be afraid to write it! Seriously, write the story you want to tell, because that is the story I want to read. You can give me anything in these fandoms and I will love you to pieces.

However, if you're the sort of person who gets terrified by open-ended requests and would like suggestions, you are in luck!

Let's talk fandoms...


Cracked: After HoursCollapse )


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Private EyeCollapse )


#Yuletide RPFCollapse )
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Yuletide reveal time!
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
This year I wrote for seven people, which is more than I've managed at any previous Yuletide. My stories were...

It Could Be You in Discworld fandom for nullus_anxietas

Not Everybody's From Boston in 1776 fandom for lost_constant

I'm An Artefact Of The Nominations Process in Kaboom Anthropomorfic fandom for elynross

Different People in Matilda fandom for Verical

Alternate Ending in Historical RPF fandom for voksen

Please, Please, Please in Commercials fandom for everywherestars

Sorry, Wrong Window in Famous British Messageboards fandom for Makioka


Commentary and deleted scenes!Collapse )

The gifts I received were a Bagthorpes fanfic with pitch-perfect narration and added zombies from mayhap for my main gift and in the Yuletide Madness collection I got a poem from velvetmouse and a snarky monologue from kontrapunkto, both pandering gloriously to my obsessive need for ridiculous meta about the denizens of YuleChat.

So that was my Yuletide. I had bags of fun. How was yours?

Dear Yuletide Author...
yuletide, writing, letter, fandom
adaptationdecay
Thank you so much for offering to write in my tiny/non-existent, but much-loved fandoms. The things you need to know straight out of the gate.

I have no squicks or triggers.

I read, gen, het and both types of slash.

I read fic of all ratings, all lengths, all POVs (1st, 2nd, 3rd-omn & 3rd-lim) all tenses and all genres.

I'm happy to read about any of the canon characters or about original characters or a combination of both.

I'm fine with crossovers and happy to read them even if I'm unfamiliar with the other fandom.


Hopefully that should give you a nice open playing field. Write the story you want to tell, because that is the story I want to read. Seriously, give me anything in these fandoms and I will love you to pieces.

However, if you're the sort of person who gets terrified by open-ended requests and would like suggestions, I'll be editing this post before signups close with jumping off points for possible stories then I am very sorry for the heart attack I may have given you by only updating this after assignments went out!

Okay, so... let's talk fandoms!


The Bagthorpe Saga - Helen CresswellCollapse )


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A-Z Picture Book - Gyo FujikawaCollapse )




#Yuletide RPFCollapse )

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