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Request 1: Persona 3  

I'd like to see what happened in between Persona 3 FES & Persona 4 Arena, with a special emphasis on the ladies of SEES. If you chose a FeMC route, Shinjiro, too.

I’m especially invested in/curious about Mitsuru, Fuuka, & Aigis; but the story could focus on as many or as few of them as you like.  Chihiro would be a nice bonus!

Request 2:  Otoyomegatari | The Bride's Stories  

Either 1) Shippy fluff with Amira & Karluk, preferably set somewhere after their current troubles have been resolved; or  2) How Smith wins his bride back? If there are additional Great Game shenanigans, that's a plus.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the Great Game is detailed here: and the role it could play in the Bride’s Stories canon is especially fascinating to me.

Request 3:  Scott Pilgrim (Comics)  

All I want from life is a where-are-they-now 80s-movie-ending coda, showing as many of the cast as possible a few years later.

Ramona, Knives, Kim, & Wallace are the characters I’m most interested in, but I do love the whole cast, so I’m not very picky.

Request 4:  Gentleman Bastard Sequence - Scott Lynch  

Pre-TLOLL, anytime from age 7-21, Nazca & Locke (and the Gentleman bastards, optionally) getting into trouble together.

What it says on the tin.  I like caper stories and I adored what little we saw of Nazca & Locke’s friendship.  I’ve read Republic of Thieves, so feel free to draw from there as well.

Overall, I guess I’m not really picky this year.  I prefer dialogue and action to vignettes and introspection; I like to see the details of the world around the characters, and I have a great love of banter and shenanigans and capers, which I think nearly any of these requests could lend themselves to.  Ideally I want a fluffy story, mostly gen unless it’s Bride’s Stories but with plenty of shipping welcome as long as it isn’t the focus, and an ensemble cast of active characters pursuing their goals in creative ways.

Thank you so much for writing for me.
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 This year, I wrote Lemancholy, a supernatural thriller-ish thing set at the Villa Diodati.  Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, and Percy Bysse Shelley are my perspective characters, but I had to try very hard to keep Polidori from stealing the show, and every scene needs more Claire Clairmount (who I admire more the more I research her).  There's lots of debatably Unresolved Sexual Tension, stupid amounts of well-researched historical accuracy, and I think I tried to be fairly ambitious in my craft with this one, though I'm not sure I succeeded.

Anyway, I was very pleased to write it, and almost as pleased to present it with an annotated bibliography (something I wanted to do two years ago with The Knight of the Star, but couldn't, because I hadn't been organized enough and probably used upwards of forty sources).
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 ...around the time Yuletide assignments went out, I had computer hardware issues, and totally forgot to post a Dear Santa letter.  Obviously you've had your prompts for me for some time -- I think I was pretty detailed in them, so just run with it, and all should be well, I hope.  Sorry about the lateness of this note.
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This year, I requested:

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  3. Star Wars: X-Wing:  What I'd really like is an ensemble caper with Wraith Squadron, set after Iron Fist but before NJO, involving Lara/Gara/Kirney in some way. Beyond that, details are up to you! If there's romance, please stick to canon pairings! Dear Santa letter will be up on my journal under the 'yuletide' tag.
  4. Reamde, by Neal Stephenson: It felt to me as though the second half of the book never really wrapped up the drama and tension and promise of the MMO side of things. geeky gamer hijinks, either AU or post-novel, please. Any characters in any combinations are fine. Dear Yuuletide Santa will be up in my journal under the 'yuletide' tag.

A Dear Santa letter with more details will go up as soon as I have the time.

And what the balls happened to my formatting?  Blast, no time to fix it right now.


Dec. 22nd, 2011 06:10 pm
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Rough draft uploaded with fifty minutes to spare.

Betas, sending it your way now.  If it's possible to get me feedback of any kind by Christmas Eve, that would be phenomenal, but if it isn't I completely understand.  This one got away from me more than a little.


Nov. 26th, 2011 07:31 pm
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Drew up an outline for my Yuletide story today. It claims the story will be about 4200 words, so I expect the first draft to weigh in somewhere between 8 and 9,000.


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