Yuletide!

Oct. 26th, 2015 10:15 pm
snacky: (Yuletide)
Hello, Yuletide Writer!

First off, thanks so much for writing a story in one of these fandoms. I love them all, and will just be so glad to have any story for any of the requests.

Some of this letter has been duplicated from previous years, so if you've been here before, that is why things seem familiar. :)

In general, some things I love: great dialogue/witty banter, humor, stories that are bittersweet but still have happy, or at least hopeful endings. I love when stories make me laugh AND cry. I love canon explorations and world-building - what was going on here during this moment, and what was happening elsewhere - and backstory on people and things we only know a little about.

I love character studies, and relationship (not just romance - friendship, family, etc) stories - I always want to know more about these characters I love, why they did this or that, how they react in new situations, that kind of things. Caveat: I don't really love vignettes or navel-gazing pieces, where one character mulls for the entire story on his/her life decisions. I want interaction with other characters and dialogue.

I am very happy with genfic, but I'm fine with romance (slash and het) and porn too. I am also good with characters having babies - especially in futurefic, or where it's canon.

I love crossovers, if they fit with the fandom, time-framewise, tone-wise - I've got some suggestions below. But no pressure if crossovers aren't your thing!

If character pieces aren't your thing, I am extremely happy with adventures of all sorts, or plotty gen stories. Like I said, I love all these characters and want to see them in action. :D

Things I would not like in a fic: extremely grimdark stories. Unhappy endings. I like some hurt/comfort, but not character torture. I would not like genderswap/always-a-different-gender in any of these fandoms. Please no rape/non-con/dubcon, mpreg, misogyny, extreme graphic violence, or character-bashing.

As I said above, I'm good with romance, from fluffy moments, to NC-17 scenes (although I don't want a PWP only; I prefer plot with my porn).

Specific fandom details... )


I hope that helped! And honestly, no pressure to fulfill any of the specific details! Anything you want to write in any of these fandoms will be great! I'm just happy to be getting a story from you.

Thanks again and have fun!

Big love,
Snax
snacky: (Yuletide)
Unfortunately I had to drop out of Yuletide this year, but. BUT! I STILL GOT THE GREATEST STORY IN THE WORLD!

No, your story isn't greater. Yes, I will fight you on this -- which is appropriate, because my story features a fight:

This Fic Has Everything (2140 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Saturday Night Live, Saturday Night Live RPF, Pundit & Broadcast Journalist RPF (US)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Seth Meyers/Stefon
Characters: Seth Meyers, Stefon (Saturday Night Live), Anderson Cooper
Additional Tags: Boxing & Fisticuffs, Clubbing, Drinking, Yuletide
Summary:

The fic that answers the question: why aren't there more fics where Seth Meyers fights Anderson Cooper for Stefon's love? Featuring Viola Gayvis, the broken bottle firewalk down the block from the Port Authority, the promoter duo of Don King and Don Lemon, and MTV's Dan Cortese.



Holy smokes! This fic truly lives up to its title. If you, like me, love Stefon and Seth Meyers, DO NOT HESITATE! Read this immediately because you will laugh your ass off, guaranteed! And then give the anonymous writer all the praise and kudos they deserve because this is the most fabulous Yuletide fic EVER.
snacky: (blowing bubbles)
Hello, everyone! Let's talk Yuletide!

First I got the MOST AWESOME GIFT EVER:

On the Plains of the Crimson King (22575 words) by magistera
Chapters: 8/8
Fandom: The Stand - Stephen King
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fran Goldsmith, Stu Redman, Lucy Swann, Leo Rockway, Jess Rider
Additional Tags: The Stand
Summary:

Eight years after Randall Flagg was defeated, life goes on in the much-reduced circumstances of post-Trips America. But when Fran and Stu's son begins to have disturbing (and all-too-familiar) dreams, it's a sign of change to come.



Listen, if you love The Stand, hurry up and read this. It is perfect, and is exactly what I wanted for this fandom, and I am totally in love with it.


Second, I wrote this story:

Turn and Face the Strange (1838 words) by Snacky
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Newsflesh Trilogy - Mira Grant
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Georgia Mason/Shaun Mason
Characters: Georgia Mason, Shaun Mason
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Christmas, Post-Canon, Series Spoilers
Summary:

The clone was a 97% match to the old Georgia Mason. Shaun and George notice the 3%.



Newsflesh! Oh my god, I was so glad I got this assignment, since I really wanted to write in this fandom. I had fun with this story, and I think it was well-received! My recipient left me a really awesome comment, and I got some other nice comments and recs. Big thanks to [personal profile] musesfool and [personal profile] bedlamsbard for their awesome and helpful beta. I always think how lucky I am to have friends who can beta for me, and they both really came through this time.

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So I am off from work until Monday, which is lucky for me since we're having a big snowstorm here. But I am safe and warm and snowfree, thanks to my upstairs neighbor who has shoveled our driveway and cars three times already today.

God, I am going to have to buy him a bottle of some really good drink, aren't I?

I hope everyone is having a happy new year so far!
snacky: (Yuletide)
Hello, Yuletide Writer!

First off, thanks so much for writing a story in one of these fandoms. I love them all, and will just be so glad to have any story for any of the requests.

Some of this letter has been duplicated from last year's, so if you've been here before, that is why things seem familiar. :)

In general, some things I love: great dialogue/witty banter, humor, stories that are bittersweet but still have happy, or at least hopeful endings. I love when stories make me laugh AND cry. I love canon explorations and world-building - what was going on here during this moment, and what was happening elsewhere, and backstory on people and things we only know a little about.

I love character studies and relationship (not just romance - friendship, family, etc) stories - I always want to know more about these characters I love, why they did this or that, how they react in new situations, that kind of things. Caveat: I don't really love vignettes or navel-gazing pieces, where one character mulls for the entire story on his/her life decisions. I want interaction with other characters and dialogue.

I am very happy with genfic, but I'm fine with romance (slash and het) and porn too. I am also good with characters having babies - especially in futurefic, or where it's canon (thinking specifically of Lumatere here).

I love crossovers, if they fit with the fandom, time-framewise, tone-wise - I've got some suggestions below. But no pressure if crossovers aren't your thing!

If character pieces aren't your thing, I am extremely happy with adventures of all sorts, or plotty gen stories. Like I said, I love all these characters and want to see them in action. :D

Things I would not like in a fic: extremely grimdark stories. Unhappy endings. I like some hurt/comfort, but not character torture. I would not like genderswap/always-a-different-gender in any of these fandoms. Please no rape/non-con/dubcon, hardcore kink, mpreg, misogyny, extreme graphic violence, or character-bashing.

Let's get more specific back here! (there are spoilers for Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, just so you know) )

I hope that helped and honestly, no pressure to fulfill any of the specific details! Anything you want to write in any of these fandoms will be great! I'm just happy to be getting a story from you.

Thanks again and have fun!

Big love,
Snax
snacky: (snacky princess snax)
I wrote two stories for Yuletide, one for [personal profile] icepixie and one for [personal profile] ineffabilitea, who both provided me with awesome prompts.

New York Is a State of Mind, but Cicely Is a Way of Life (6005 words) by Snacky
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Northern Exposure
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joel Fleischman/Maggie O'Connell
Characters: Joel Fleischman, Maggie O'Connell, Ruth-Anne Miller, Ed Chigliak, Chris Stevens, Marilyn Whirlwind
Summary:

In which Joel and and various Cicelians meet in a dream, a moose gives advice, Maggie's in denial, Ed visits the Big Apple with a purpose, and Joel makes his long-awaited return to the great state of Alaska.





From Angels Unaware (3961 words) by Snacky
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Virgins - Caryl Rivers
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Morrison/Sean McCaffrey
Characters: Peggy Morrison, Sean McCaffrey, Constance Wepplener Masters
Summary:

Peggy, Sean and Con meet up for a weekend at Virginia Beach, three years after graduation. But things are not the same.





When I was signing up for Yuletide, I was browsing the Dear Yuletide Writer letters, and I saw both of these requests, and immediately got inspired for both. I added both fandoms to my offer list, hoping I'd get matched with one. I figured it would be for Virgins, since there was only one request and one offer (mine).

Instead I got matched with icepixie and I was SO EXCITED to write the NX fic. NX was one of those shows I watched from the very first episode (it started airing in the summer of 1990, and I remember watching it when there was nothing else on, in my tiny apartment with no cable *g*) to the very last, and I loved every single minute of it. This was pre-internet for me, so all the fanfic I scribbled in notebooks has been (luckily) lost to the sands of time, but the minute I saw this request, I knew the story I wanted to write.

I wanted to bring Joel back to Alaska and revisit Cicely, check in with all the characters, and see what had changed and what remained the same. I wanted to write it like an episode of the show, with a main story and subplot, and I wanted all the character involved. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to write something that long (I am a slow writer, heh), so the B plot got scrapped, and the focus remained on Joel coming back to Cicely.

I was kind of nervous about how it worked, after cutting a big chunk of it, but I think it ended up okay! I got some really nice comments, and my recipient loved it, so in the end it was a success. One thing I added was a soundtrack, since music was such a big part of the show. I knew I was doing that from the beginning, and I really had fun with fitting it to the story.

So while I was in the middle of writing that, I saw ineffabilitea's requests come up on the pinch-hit list. I had been planning to write her a treat for Virgins, but when I saw the pinch-hit I jumped on it. Of course, then I panicked because I hadn't finished my first story yet and omg why did I pick up a pinch-hit, was I crazy? But I so wanted to write a fic for this tiny fandom of my heart. I had loved that book so much when I was young, and to find someone else who loved it too? I just wanted to share that.

So that fic came pretty easy, once I knew where it was going. I wanted to write something that fit with the tone of the book, that would sound like one last story for those crazy kids, and I think it worked. Sneaking in Sister Justinian was my favorite part, and that was based on something that actually happened to me, meeting an old (very old) teacher at the beach. :D

I have to thank [personal profile] lilydale for her Hem expertise, [personal profile] benedict for hosting the soundtrack, [personal profile] rthstewart for providing the Virginia Beach locale, and [personal profile] musesfool for her excellent beta work on both stories. I really suck at commas, and she whips me into shape. :D
snacky: (Yuletide)
Just a few things I have enjoyed this Yuletide season behind the cut... )

And now, a whole day to read more! :D
snacky: (Yuletide)
Merry-day-after-Christmas! I had a very busy Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, what with working and family celebrations and visiting friends and skipping midnight mass for more celebrating and opening gifts and staying up way past my bedtime and eating delicious food.

OMG so much delicious food. I was packing my lunch for work this morning and I was like, "ugh, I don't even want to think about eating ever again." So I took a Lean Cuisine, which is like, problem solved.

I got many lovely presents, including some Lush products I had been coveting, a new nightgown, and a new blanket under which to snuggle when I am watching TV. Thus, I was rather indignant that I was working today, and not taking a long bath, followed by a pajama day while I watched a LOTR marathon.

To add insult to injury, work was completely dead today. I think my phone rang three times, and twice it was staff members asking if we were going to be closed during the storm tomorrow. Listen, we closed during the hurricane because it was a state of emergency. We don't close for a 4 inches of snow. (But if we did, I'd stay home under my blanket! :D)

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So! Yuletide! I got the best present! It was for a tiny book fandom that I have requested every year I've done Yuletide, and this year, I finally got the story I've always wanted:

Delivery for a Dancer (6576 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Melendy Quartet - Elizabeth Enright
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Randy Melendy, Rush Melendy, Mona Melendy, Oliver Melendy, Mark Herron
Summary:

Randy Melendy has always danced, and plans to be a dancer when she grows up. Or maybe an artist. Or both. But when she discovers a real-live ballet dancer is living in the area, she's willing to do just about anything for a chance to meet her.



It is just so wonderful and amazing and exactly what I wanted! I've read it three times already and every time I just get happier!

And this year I wrote two stories. One was my assignment, and one was a pinch-hit. When I was doing my sign-up, I was browsing the DYW letters, and I saw both of these fandoms requested, and I was inspired, so I offered them, in the hopes of getting either of the prompts.

So I was assigned one, and then I caught the other off the pinch-hitter list. So I got to write BOTH of the stories I wanted! \o/

And if you can guess which my fics are mine, I will write you a ficlet.

CLUES:
1. One is over 3000 words; one is over 5000.
2. They are both in fandoms I have never written before.
3. One is a teeny-tiny fandom; the other is more well-known.

You can guess in the comments; if you guess correctly, I will write you ficlets when the reveals go live. Certain people are disqualified from guessing, you know who you are. :D

Now I need to go back to reading more stories. EEEE YULETIDE!
snacky: (Yuletide)
Yuletide Yuletide OMG YULETIDE!

I got my assignment!

I AM SUDDENLY INSPIRED! DOCUMENT OPEN AND SCENE STARTED!

OMG! *FLAIL* I HOPE THIS INSPIRATION LASTS!

So, how's everyone else's assignments? :D
snacky: (Yuletide)
Hello, Yuletide Writer!

First off, thanks so much for writing a story in one of these fandoms. I love them all, and will just be so glad to have any story for any of the requests.

The Basics! )


Fandom 1: The Melendy Quartet by Elizabeth Enright )


Fandom 2: The Keeping Days by Norma Johnston )


Fandom 3: Malone/Belford Series by Lenora Mattingly Weber )


Fandom 4: The Montmaray Journals by Michelle Cooper )

I hope that helped and honestly, no pressure to fulfill anything specific! Anything you want to write in any of these fandoms will be great! I'm just happy to be getting a story from you.

Thanks again and have fun!

Big love,
Snax
snacky: (sex therapist to the suburbs)
1) I have a date for my surgery: Friday, October 5. Sadly, my plans to get my family to give me an iPad as a recovery gift have fallen through, since the recovery is only expected to be a few short days. But! Imagine a life without my right hand constantly being numb and in pain (okay, you don't have to imagine it, but I will)! It will be glorious, iPad or no!

2) Today I almost drove off the road on the way to work, not due to numbness in my hand, but due to the bizarre spectacle of a woman on the side of the road, in flesh-colored leggings, a red v-neck shirt that was cut extremely low, with like, black fluttery sleeves attached to it, and a giant fur hat on her head. The giant fur hat had these long side flaps that came down and wrapped around her neck, and it basically looked like a howler monkey was sitting on her head and trying to strangle her. It almost beats a goose in a sack for odd things I have seen on my way to work. If only it were an actual howler monkey.

3) Cut for bodily TMI )

4) I am still pondering Yuletide! This puts me behind the times, I bet. I'm sure everyone else has all their nominations locked in already. I saw that someone was going to nominate The Montmaray Journals but I am still thinking I should nominate it, just to get all the characters in. Other things I want that other people are nominating include Code Name Verity, and the Austin & Murry-O'Keefe Families, Political Animals and Young Avengers.

I kind of want to nominate the Beany Malone/Katie Rose series by Lenora Mattingly Weber, but I fear that I am the only person who has read these and it would be a wasted nomination. Ditto on Norma Johnston's Keeping Days books.

Then there are things I want to see nominated not just for requesting purposes, but because I could write them: The Stand, Northern Exposure, Space: Above and Beyond, Mary Poppins, Buckaroo Banzai, The Melendy Family, Little Women, Tales of the City, and Brideshead Revisited.

Hmm, tiny fandoms of my heart lean heavily to books.

Oh Yuletide, you are causing me agita! What to do, what to do?!
snacky: (snacky princess snax)
Title: Eternity in a Kiss
Author: [personal profile] snacky
Fandom: Mary Poppins
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: Features a few "blink and you'll miss it" crossovers.
Summary: Bert tells of his life with Mary Poppins.
Notes: Written as a New Year's Resolution fic for Yuletide 2011. I started this story a long time ago, and seeing the prompt was the inspiration I needed to get it done. Thanks to [profile] crantz and [personal profile] musesfool for looking it over.

Bert was 17 when he first fell in love with Mary Poppins... )
snacky: (little women)
Title: Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful
Author: [personal profile] snacky
Fandom: Little Women
Rating: T
Warnings/Spoilers: Hmm. Canonical character death, sort of. ;)
Summary: Little Women in SPAAAAACE!
Notes: Written for [personal profile] sanj for Yuletide 2011. Thanks to [personal profile] musesfool and [personal profile] rthstewart for the beta!


I never thought I would make it into space... )
snacky: (yuletide)
Yuletide reveals are live, so now I know who wrote my gift:

Relevé (6395 words) by faviconcalliette
Fandom: Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Petrova Fossil/Original Male Character, Posy Fossil/Original Female Character, Pauline Fossil/Original Male Character
Characters: Petrova Fossil, Pauline Fossil, Posy Fossil, Sylvia Brown
Summary:

The Fossil Sisters are all grown up and navigating their way through relationships and careers. With the name Fossil no longer just their own, it's time to revisit their vow.


It was just what I asked for! Future!fic and how their lives turn out after the book ends. Thank you again!


And I wrote this one:

Beth Finds the Palace Beautiful (2945 words) by faviconSnacky
Fandom: Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Elizabeth March, Josephine March, Margaret March, Amy March, Marmee March, Theodore Laurence
Summary:

"I never thought I would make it into space."


for [personal profile] sanj. I had so much fun with this story!

The original prompt I received with the assignment said, "I would love an AU that changes either the events of the story or the setting." And I immediately thought to myself, "Oh, well, it has to be Little Women in SPAAAAAACE!" and then when I saw [personal profile] sanj's Yuletide letter and she mentioned a space setting, I knew I had to do it.

The hardest part was the temptation to rewrite the entire story and set it in space. I mean, my original opening scene for the fic was the opening chapter of LW, where Jo says "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents!" but all of it with space references - Jo wanting to be a fighter pilot, Amy wanting new space boots, etc.

The one idea I latched onto right away was Beth being a computer program, and that was the story I kept coming back to. After I finally decided there was no way I could rewrite the entire novel (:D), I had narrowed it down to two ideas - Beth in the computer, and Jo wanting to be a fighter pilot. But that wasn't working either - the two plots weren't meshing together. So finally I realized the story was really about Beth, not Jo (I KNOW, IMAGINE!) and I cut the Jo stuff and just focused on the Beth part.

The inspiration for it was the chapter in LW where Beth tells Jo that she knows she's dying, and that she always knew she wasn't like her sisters and when they were all making plans for the future, she could never see herself growing up and leaving home, and never really wanted to. So that was my starting point - that Beth could never imagine herself in space, and the story became how she got there.

It was a lot of fun to translate LW into the future and into space. I tried to stay faithful to the original story, and to Beth's character and voice. And I really didn't want it to be a parody, which might have been easier! Beth's not the the strongest character in the original, but I felt like I had a good grasp on her and how she'd react in these new situations. I totally have to thank [personal profile] musesfool and [personal profile] rthstewart for their beta help with it - they both reminded me of bits from the original story that had to be put in (limes!).

It's pretty much everything people say they hate in fanfic: first person POV, all narration, no action, heh. But I was very happy with it in the end, and [personal profile] sanj liked it, and I got some very lovely comments, so all is good!

I also wrote:

Eternity in a Kiss (1178 words) by faviconSnacky
Fandom: Mary Poppins (1964), Mary Poppins - P. L. Travers
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Bert (Mary Poppins)/Mary Poppins
Characters: Bert (Mary Poppins), Mary Poppins
Summary:

Bert's life with Mary Poppins.


for panavatar, which I had originally intended to post as a Treat, but then I missed the deadline by oversleeping, so I posted it today in the New Year's Resolution collection.

I started this story a while back and never finished it, and then I saw her prompt and was like, "HEY THAT IS WHAT MY STORY IS ABOUT!" so that was the kick in the pants I needed to finish it. :D It's Bert's story of his life with Mary Poppins. Who knew I had all this backstory for Bert! It came as a surprise to me! Also, Mary Poppins is everyone's nanny, so this story has some crossover allusions.

ETA: And duh, of course I have to thank [personal profile] musesfool and [personal profile] benedict/[livejournal.com profile] crantz for looking it over and the beta help!

ANYWAY, it's not exactly a reveal since I just posted it today, but for the sake of completeness, there you have it.
snacky: (yuletide)
I got two great fics this holiday season!

In the Narnia Christmas Card Exchange, I received Bearing Gifts by [livejournal.com profile] wingedflight21, which is a lovely drabble about a first Christmas in Narnia.

And for Yuletide, I received Relevé, a Ballet Shoes future!fic, about my beloved Fossil sisters and the directions their lives took.

And my recipient liked the fic I wrote! \o/ I had a treat written too, but I overslept today and missed the upload deadline, so it shall wait until New Year's Resolution, I guess!
snacky: (snacky popcorn)
You guys, I am making great progress on my Yuletide story! Not so much on my Big Bang story. But I am not here to talk about my failure. Instead, I will talk about the Three Sentence Ficathon:

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It's so much fun! You all totally need to go over there and leave some prompts and fill some too! Then link it everywhere so more people can come and play!

I've had a bunch of prompts filled:

Narnia, Caspian, follow the story to the end

Narnia, Pevensies and Tirian, "i don't think this is where we're supposed to be"

Northern Exposure, Joel/Maggie, goodbye doesn't mean forever

Narnia, Peter/Caspian, both can be king

Narnia, Susan/Peter, a day like no other

Madeleine L'Engle's Chronos/Kairos books, Charles Wallace, no one knows but me

Thor, Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton, shooting things is fun

And I've filled some myself:

Battlestar Galactica (2003), the Galactica, the old girl's still got some kick in her )

Demon's Lexicon, Alan/Sin, how to lie in the face of death )

Young Avengers/Journey into Mystery, Billy and Teddy babysit Serrure while the Avengers are away. Shenanigans ensue. )

Thor/Captain America (2011), Darcy Lewis/Steven Rogers, did you just taser me? it's a hobby )

NFFR Superhero League, any, meals in the club house are kind of hit and miss )

Chronicles of Narnia/The Silmarillion, Susan/Maglor, those left behind )

The Authority, Jenny Qantum & Jenny Sparks, somebody has to save the world )

My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr, Link/James, it takes a few years but they get their act together )

The Chronicles of Narnia, Susan & Lucy Pevensie, jewelry )

Narnia, Susan, languages )

Battlestar Galactica (2003), Helo, pictures on the wall )

Narnia, Pevensies, post!Narnia, it's a cold and it's a broken )

Narnia, anyone but the Pevensies, the children of Narnia )

Narnia, any of the Pevensies, you never forget your first )

Chronicles of Narnia, Susan & Edmund, if I only could make a deal with god, and get him to swap our places )

Narnia/Battlestar Galactica (2003), Starbuck/Peter, said the joker to the thief )

Chronicles of Narnia/The Silmarillion, Susan/Maglor, unbreakable oaths and bonds )

Now I have to get back to Yuletide. No rest for the wicked! :D
snacky: (yuletide)
Hello, Yuletide Writer!

First off, thanks so much for writing a story in one of these fandoms. I love them all, and will just be so glad to have any story for any of the requests.

In general, some things I love: great dialogue/witty banter, humor, stories that are bittersweet but still have happy, or at least hopeful endings. I love when stories make me laugh AND cry. I love canon explorations and world-building - what was going on here during this moment, and what was happening elsewhere, and backstory on people and things we only know a little about.

I love character studies and relationship (not just love, friendship, family, etc) stories - I always want to know more about these characters I love, why they did this or that, how they react in new situations, that kind of things. Caveat: I don't really love vignettes or navel-gazing pieces, where one character mulls for the entire story of his/her life decisions. I want interaction with other characters and dialogue.

I'm fine with romance (slash and het) and porn, but not in all the fandoms. I'll get a little more specific in each fandom. If romance/porn is not your thing, don't worry, I love gen stuff too.

I love crossovers, if they fit with the fandom, time-framewise, tone-wise - I've got some suggestions below. But no pressure if crossovers aren't your thing!

If character pieces aren't your thing, I am extremely happy with adventures of all sorts, or plotty gen stories. Like I said, I love all these characters and want to see them in action. :D

Things I'd not like in a fic: extremely grimdark stories. Unhappy endings. I like some hurt/comfort, but not character torture. Please no rape, non-con, mpreg, misogyny, extreme graphic violence, or character-bashing.

Let's get more specific back here! )

I hope that helped and honestly, no pressure to fulfill any of the specific details! Anything you want to write in any of these fandoms will be great! I'm just happy to be getting a story from you.

Thanks again and have fun!

Big love,
Snax
snacky: (yuletide)
I dreamed last night that I was reading LJ and that there was Yuletide wank.

People were upset because they felt that Yuletide was discriminating against them, by making them turn in their fic by a deadline, and they were protesting it. There were lots and lots of linked posts and arguing and just wank all around.

Then I read the words:

"Yuletide discriminates against chronically chrono-challenged people!"

I dunno, it's kind of sad that I am 1) dreaming about reading Livejournal, and 2) dreaming about Yuletide wank. On the other hand, any dream I have that includes the words "chronically chrono-challenged" was a good one. :D

Fic reveals

Jan. 3rd, 2011 05:20 pm
snacky: (yuletide)
Yeah, I know everyone else did this a few days ago, but I've been busy with real life and sick. Also I had to watch the complete miniseries of The Stand yesterday.

So, for Yuletide I wrote A Game of You for [livejournal.com profile] gyzym. The fandom was The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

A little meta back here.. )

I have to thank [livejournal.com profile] rthstewart and [livejournal.com profile] crantz/[personal profile] benedict for their excellent beta, and [livejournal.com profile] crantz/[personal profile] benedict made all the graphics for me. And since I am always title-challenged, I have to thank [personal profile] musesfool for the title. ;)

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Also, for the NFFR Secret Santa Exchange, I wrote The Riddle of the Sphinx, Narnia fic for [livejournal.com profile] wingedflight21, from this prompt:

I'll just list a ton of stuff I love and you can pick and choose: Snarky Edmund, Susan in battle, Lucy in trousers, mythical creatures not often found in Narnia fic, Eustace post-dragon, darker AU (not necessarily meaning "everything turns out worse AU", just "everything involves a lot of hard decisions and potential angst AU"), consumption of (too much) wine, down the rabbit hole, the treasure chamber of Cair Paravel, Jill and Eustace relationship (not necessarily romantic) directly before the train wreck.

If you like crossovers, other fandoms I would love to see crossed over with Narnia are Doctor Who and Swallows and Amazons.


So that was a great prompt, with lots of stuff to choose from. Originally I had considered a darker AU of The Silver Chair, but then it seemed a little too dark for a holiday fic (although I'll probably write that someday), so in the end I went with Snarky Edmund, Lucy in trousers, mythical creatures not often found in Narnia fic, consumption of (too much) wine.

I amused myself writing it, because Edmund's always a fun character, but am never sure if the things I think are funny make anyone else laugh. ;)

Again, I have to thank [livejournal.com profile] rthstewart and [livejournal.com profile] crantz/[personal profile] benedict for their excellent beta. This one I titled myself, though, as you can probably tell. :D
snacky: (I <3 books)
Title: A Game of You (Turtle/Theo)
Author: [personal profile] snacky
Fandom: The Westing Game
Rating: PG
Warnings/Spoilers: No warnings/assume spoilers for the book.
Summary: Years after the Westing Game, Turtle and Theo play a new game.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] gyzym for Yuletide 2010. The Westing Game was originally published in 1978. I fudged the timeline a little for the purposes of this fic, so the events of the book took place in 1980. Title from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rthstewart and [livejournal.com profile] crantz/[personal profile] benedict for the beta, and [personal profile] musesfool for the title. Graphics courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] crantz/[personal profile] benedict.

She had briefly considered talking to her mother, but the mere thought of asking Grace Windsor Wexler for advice on dating and love caused Turtle to start twitching... )
snacky: (yuletide)
Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!

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I got a Pandora bracelet and new pillows under the tree! And for Yuletide, I got a delightful Peter/Caspian fic! Sweet, sexy, funny, it's all that I could ask for. Thank you, Yuletide Santa!

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Last night we had Christmas Eve at my brother's house, which was fun! Lots of food and family and three incredibly cute toddlers doing insanely cute things.

My mother, aunt and I left to go to Midnight Mass, which was not so fun. I feel terribly uncharitable calling people in church "assholes." But seriously, when you a) family of five adult women, bring your twin toddlers, both of whom spent the entire Mass wailing, "GO BYE-BYE!" and none of you think maybe they should be in bed; and b) wear a tank top and hot pants (IDEK, who even wears hot pants? In DECEMBER IN NEW ENGLAND?) and spend the Mass complaining loudly about how "fucking cold" it is, then yes, I feel justified in thinking you're assholes. Thanks for sitting in front of me, btw.

The music was great so that made up for it. Also, a funny typo in the lyrics for "Silent Night" put the song in a whole new light: "Round young Virgin..." My mother: "Now I expect 'succulent' to be in there too."

After Mass, we went back to my brother's house, where we all opened presents and laughed and had a great end of the night.

This morning I was woken up by my cat, meowing indignantly at me and scratching at my bureau drawer, where I had hidden a toy I bought for her for Christmas. It wasn't even catnip, so I have no idea how she knew where it was.

Now I must get ready to go to my grandparents' house for Christmas dinner. Two of my cousins reported in this morning with stomach flu. One of them lives here and my grandmother sees him all the time, so no big deal, but the other lives in California, and this was going to be the first time my grandmother saw him since his wedding two years ago. SHE IS GOING TO BE PISSED.

Unfortunately, there is no alcohol served at this family gathering, so I must remain sober the whole time.

I will report back later with any hysterics.

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