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26 October 2015 @ 10:27 pm
Okay let's do this thing.

Hi author! You are beautiful and full of sparkles. I am not very fussy. But if you are like me and prefer more guidance to less, this is for you.

I prefer my endings happy and my UST copious but eventually resolved, in preferably the filthiest fashion possible. Rate it as high as you want, that is what I'm here for.

I generally enjoy: sexual tension, men in glasses, endings that give some kind of closure, banter and innuendo, pushy desperation, character backstory, costumed capers, characters up against the wall both literally and metaphorically,.

I am not such a fan of: embarrassment, character death, bathroom functions, excessive angst, incest, rape, infidelity

If a real person's input is required, feel free to consult my historic Yule associate prodigy.

And thank you!
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just losing time
30 October 2014 @ 12:30 am
Oh look it is this time of year again!

Dear Yuletide Author,

Hello beautiful person. I hope you are reading this, because I had to get a friend to do my signup sheet for me and I did not want to burden her with putting in all of my details, and I know it can be maddening to have a request with no details (or at least it is for me. If you hate details then I guess just do your thing). You are great, Yuletide is great, I am pretty easygoing.

I do hope you are okay with slash though because I am requesting a lot of that this year. I have also tried to provide gen requests in case that is just not your particular thing.

I prefer my endings happy and my UST copious but eventually resolved.

I generally enjoy: sexual tension, men in glasses, endings that give some kind of closure, banter and innuendo, pushy desperation, character backstory, costumed capers.

I am not such a fan of: embarrassment, character death, bathroom functions, excessive angst, incest, rape, infidelity.

You can also go through my yuletide LJ tag, investigate my AO3 account (same name), or scope out my tumblr.

Gentleman Bastards

Jean/Locke plz or Jean/Locke/Sabetha I am not fussy and Sabetha is great but Jean/Locke is my real OTP. Though please still give Sabetha her due as the delightful badass she is if you are including her. Or no romance with hijinks! I love a good caper. Especially with disguises. If you can sneak Nazca in there that would be a bonus.

MaddAddam

I really love every character in this series and this whole universe, so really, go nuts. I like Jimmy the most as a window into the ridiculousness and was genuinely sad that he didn’t make it. I prefer the first book to the second and third because I like the slow buildup of everything going to hell more than the aftermath.

Nightrunner

More gay hijinks. I am a simple creature. Though I would love more pre-relationship UST and pining, because I feel like we got a bit of short shrift on the UST in the books. More pining Seregil. More sexually confused Alec. Maybe some flashbacks mingled in with an existing relationship piece?

Snowpiercer

Oh man, I am sorry, this is my shameful kink-meme-y request. I know it is fucked up and yet I (not very) secretly just want Edgar with his ridiculous hero worship crush on Curtis and Curtis being all tortured about it but also into it and feeling guilty and weird but he is a weak, tired man and sometimes when you are lonely things happen.

That having been said plz have Edgar be at least 16. If this is too uncomfortable for you then I would also enjoy gen about the daily lives of the tail sectioners and what people do day to day once they’ve settled into some kind of civilization. The happy ending rule does not really apply here but .... maybe? If you could make it work? I don't know how you would, but hey.

Velvet Goldmine

I ship Brian/Curt hard. Not into Curt/Arthur. I want them to just make eyes at each other and lick each other’s instruments forever. I also want Curt to totally know that Brian faked his own death and he’s all fucked up about it but somehow they get back together or have been secretly dating the whole time. Or just write me something nice about their in-canon time together so I can pretend they stayed like that.

Lawrence of Arabia

I just want them to be happy and in love together. Or just happy in general in the same place. To steal from my last letter, I just want them to be staring happily at each other while weaving flower crowns and not watching all their plans go to hell. Are we noticing a theme here.

I'm sure whatever you write will be great. Have fun! *throws confetti*
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just losing time
14 October 2013 @ 04:02 pm
Hello Yuleperson! I apologize sincerely for my delayed letter, Yuletide snuck up on me out of nowhere this year. Such is life now that I've been sucked into the Tumblrverse.

I am generally easy to please but if you are looking for more details and/or are a fanatic recipient stalker like I am, I'm happy to oblige you. Though I will 'fess up to stealing a lot of this from my letter last year, hence the slightly jerky style. Please feel free to go through the mods if you have any questions at all or consult prodigy aka ourlightsinvain who is wise in the ways of science and my fic preferences.

Things I like, generally: UST, capers, fancy costumes, desperation, glasses, characters up against the wall both literally and metaphorically, eventual resolutions, swords.

Things I don't like: embarrassment, rape, incest, character death, infidelity, excessive angst.

Things I like, specifically:
Code Name Verity
Basically what it says on the tine. More Maddie and Julie being awesome, less soul-crushing sadness please. I don't aggressively ship it, but I'm definitely not opposed to romance if that's how you see things.

Gentleman Bastards
"Flash bastards and the put-upon gentlemen who put up with them" is basically my one true pairing dynamic, and while Jean is not exactly a gentleman, he is rather put-upon. But he loves it. And Locke. Another somewhat angsty pairing if you let it be, but with them I prefer my endings happy if possible; my favorite aspect of the books is the incredibly elaborate capers that they manage to pull, so something involving those would be great.

I haven't read Republic of Thieves yet so this commentary may be a bit incomplete but I will absolutely have read it by December so no worries there.

Lawrence of Arabia
Much like Code Name Verity, more being awesome, less soul-crushing sadness. Unlike CNV, I ship Lawrence/Ali hard, but if you are more of a gen person, that's cool too. I just want them to be staring happily at each other while weaving flower crowns and not watching all their plans go to hell.

Neverwhere
I've always been fascinated by the worldbuilding in this series moreso than anything else, and by the Marquis de Carabas. I would love to know more about him and his life before or after the events of the book, or something about his relationship with Richard (in a platonic or romantic sense) and what he represents.

Frankly this may be understating my mad fangirl love for the Marquis. Everything about him makes me draw tiny hearts in my head. Boots! General badassery! His elaborate series of favor exchange!

Nightrunner
Spies! In love! Wearing elaborate costumes!

Nightrunner is my fandom of pulpy joy and everything about it makes my 13-year-old heart do gleeful somersaults. Basically anything about Alec and Seregil will make me happy, but if you are looking for more specific guidance, I would love to learn more about the early days of their relationship. "They locked themselves in a cabin" is a bit vague.

I do think that the books sort of skimped on the early stages of Alec and Seregil's relationship, and I'd enjoy a more in-depth look about each of their feelings both pre- and post-consummation (moar Alec UST! Seregil pining! or just moar UST in general! ). I somewhat prefer the earlier books to later ones but I do also think it would be interesting to look at what their life is like later as well. I always love hijinks.

Neverwhere
I've always been fascinated by the worldbuilding in this series moreso than anything else, and by the Marquis de Carabas. I would love to know more about him and his life before or after the events of the book, or something about his relationship with Richard (in a platonic or romantic sense) and what he represents.

These details may have understated my mad fangirl love for the Marquis. Everything about him makes me draw tiny hearts in my head. Boots! General badassery! His elaborate series of favor exchange!

In general he is just more awesome than everyone else. Though in my head he has much better hair than the strange dye job the BBC gave him. Tell me anything about him and I will like it. I also think the alternate public transit world is interesting enough in and of itself that expanding upon that would make me happy. Or cats, maybe. If you want to just take "the Marquis gets a kitten" and run with it, go for it. Or maybe you hate cats and want to write about his coats or elaborate backstory. That is also just fine.

Oxford Time Travel
I'm really only familiar with Blackout/All Clear in this universe, both of which I loved. Polly's interactions with Godfrey were one of the more interesting aspects of her character for me, but I also love her determination and how she tries so hard to keep her friends safe and unpanicked. I'm also fascinated by the way the continuum works and how little events can have such a dramatic impact, and how everyday people who think they aren't important at all can do so many things that have a greater effect than they could imagine. I ship Polly/Godfrey pretty hard though and I'd love something about his past and her future intertwining.

Favorite other characters are Sir Godfrey and Mike. Also fond of Eileen and neutral on Colin, but if he is your very favorite with his manic devotion, I have no objections to his being included or excluded as you see fit. Would rather avoid infidelity if possible.
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just losing time
14 February 2013 @ 08:10 pm
So about a year ago, prodigy made a Jim/Sherlock Valentine’s Day mix CD. You can view the track listing for that CD, along with larger versions of the album art created by yours truly and a link to the 8tracks.com audio, at his Tumblr. I strongly recommend at least looking at the track list first to understand this story, though I would also advise that you also click on the image links in the story for the full effect. Jim would want you to.

Jim’s note is also prodigy’s brainchild, I am merely borrowing it. I had some ideas about what Jim’s “other gift” would be, and then, eventually, this happened. Set ambiguously between seasons 1 and 2.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Title: So If You’re Lonely
Author: corialis
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: John/Sherlock, mentions of Sherlock/Moriarty.
Summary: Sherlock receives a gift. John’s feelings about the situation are less than enthusiastic, until they aren’t. What could be considered a love story, in pop music and other suggestive favors.

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just losing time
Realized I never put this over here, so now I am! I can only assume I would have been informed by now if it were too egregiously American, I hope.

Title: And the bells were ringing out
Author: corialis
Characters/Pairings: John/Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Brief but significant mention of events in TRF, avoid if you are somehow unspoiled.
Summary: 221B attempts a traditional Christmas.
Notes: With apologies to The Pogues and thanks to prodigy. Written for ms_soma for Holmestice 2012.
AO3 link or original Holmestice post

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just losing time
01 January 2013 @ 07:23 pm
Moar Yuletide!

I wrote a Gentleman Bastards story this year, for the first time, which is surprising given how intensely I love this series and how I've volunteered for it almost every year. Locke is the biggest dork, I can't even.

Mostly I capslocked at prodigy shrieking about how terribly in love Jean and Locke are.

Title: Always Sufficient
Author: corialis
Fandom: Gentleman Bastard Sequence - Scott Lynch
Rating: Explicit
Summary: A selection of the people Locke Lamora has been and chooses to be. Or, the many ways in which Jean Tannen tolerates his idiot companion, for reasons to be determined.

AO3 link or behind cut, because I am a completist.

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just losing time
25 December 2012 @ 04:14 am
GUYS I HAVE THE GREATEST YULETIDE.

I want to clutch at it and roll around in flower-strewn fields with it pawing at it inappropriately.

Grace Notes, Cloud Atlas, Sixsmith/Frobisher, and it is everything I could have wanted in fic for this pairing. Possibly in fic in general?

Joyyyyy.

Coherence in recspost to come, gleeful lolling for now.
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just losing time
03 November 2012 @ 01:34 am
In addition to Yuletide, I am also doing Holmestice this year, because I decided that in the middle of dramatic life changes I should probably just retreat to fandom. This apparently means that I will just spend the next two months staring at calendars in a panic and googling things like "gay christmas events london" and "british christmas traditions" and "how do you panto."

There will probably not be any of that last bit happening, as it sounds somewhat alarming and un-Holmesian.

May need to actually update my icons at this point.
 
 
just losing time
23 October 2012 @ 01:46 pm
Emerging from lurkerdom once more for Yuletide. Once more unto the Yulebreach!

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just losing time
16 April 2012 @ 12:34 am
The tiny amount of things that come up when I search 'Tyrell' on Etsy is disappointing. Get on this, crafters, I want a t-shirt and HBO's are an unflattering color.

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