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( May. 20th, 2015 10:38 pm)
Dear author/artist,

Sorry this letter is so late! Thanks for making me something for this exchange. I don't really have a whole lot of specific requests -- you know, just make the world end! (Or threaten to end.) :D I would enjoy something lighter or more comedic for some fandoms, but dark fic, suspense, h/c, etc. is also more than welcome. I'm not big on fluff, gore, crossovers, or mundane AUs. I love 5 times fic, road trips, SF/F tropes, and worldbuilding. In terms of art, I love landscapes, quirky details, movement, and characters touching/in contact. 

1. The 100 (TV)
Gen, F/M, F/F, Multi

You can check out my NPT letter for more details about my ships and feels. Nuclear, disease, or an environmental threat could all make sense. I'm open to anything!

2. Bartimaeus - Jonathan Stroud

Gen, F/M, M/M, F/F, Multi

Something with demons getting loose or some other kind of magical apocalypse? Or you could set it during an actual apocalypse - Bartimaeus in Pompeii, for example. Future fic could be amazing as well. Ships: all the ships. Kitty being a badass also = <3

3. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Gen, F/M, F/F, Multi

I would love to see June and Chloe in an apocalypse. (Or Chloe causing one!) Something featuring lots of minor characters could be fun as well. NYC sinking? Alien invasion? Zombies? The more ridiculous the better. Ships: Chloe/June, June/Mark, Chloe/random dudes.

4. Fire and Hemlock - Diana Wynne Jones
Gen, F/M, F/F, Multi

One of my favorite things about this book is how things that Tom and Polly write to each other start coming true. It kind of dovetails with apocalyptic prophecies and mythology in a way? Another idea is some kind of crisis affecting the fairy world and its ripple effect on the "real" world and Tom and Polly. I also love the imagery of the pictures that Tom receives at the funeral. Anything you want to do with this fandom would be amazing!

5. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Gen, F/M, F/F, Multi

My kingdom for a mystery that is also an apocalypse! Some possibilities: H1N1 outbreak following WWI, an economic crash, dust storms, flooding. I love everyone & ship Phryne/Jack, Dot/Phryne, Dot/Mac, Phryne/Mac and Bert/Cec.

[Also, if you're not feeling any of these, I'd be happy to receive art or fic for AtLA, Black Books, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Jeeves & Wooster, Merlin, or The Musketeers.]
kaizoku: Gwen Morgana hug (06)
( Apr. 10th, 2014 05:55 am)
Dear Ship Swap Author/Artist,

Thank you for signing up for one of these rare ships! I hope you will have fun with whatever you make for me. I love all of these ships SO MUCH and I am incredibly stoked to see more of them. I've tried to give a general idea of what I love about each pairing and a few prompts, but please take as much or as little from that as you are comfortable with. If your sense of the ship is completely different, then go with that -- I am easily swayed. :D

A note on threesomes/poly ships: I don't have anything in particular in mind, but if you are inspired to create something along those lines, I will almost certainly be into it. If you want to check first, feel free to drop an anon comment or email the shipswap mod. I love OT3+ dynamics! The only thing I would probably rather not see is two women making out solely for the entertainment/pleasure of a male character. Also, unrelated background pairings are usually not interesting to me.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Chloe/June Colburn

asdlfkjalksd I love them so much! Anything about June and Chloe and their crazy adventures and terrible life choices would be amazing and awesome. Seriously, anything. I love James, but if he is involved I would prefer him to have a cameo role. Other characters (Mark, Robin, June's mom, Luther, etc.) are also welcome.

A few ideas:
- a normal day in June's life that goes terribly wrong (as usual)
- 5 times someone walked in on June and Chloe gettin' it on
- Chloe attempting to woo June somehow translates into a campaign of terror
- some kind of genre (noir, space, superhero, etc.) AU
- road trips! apocalypses! (in other words, all the tropey goodness)
- exploring kinks together! June surprises Chloe with how she's less innocent than she looks, or Chloe wants to try out a bizarre toy, or they wind up in some ridiculous but sexy situation.

Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Haymitch Abernathy/Katniss Everdeen

This is really my favorite Hunger Games ship, though I also like Katniss/Peeta and other pairings too. It's so messed up and wrong given the mentor relationship and all the things that Haymitch keeps from Katniss, but I feel like they really *get* each other in a way that no one else does.

Things I want in Haymitch/Katniss fic:
- trying to help and comfort each other (even though they act like they don't care on the surface)
- taking out their pain on each other
- angry/angsty sex, figuring emotions out later
- Katniss initiating sex or being the more aggressive one (and generally Katniss exploring her sexuality is A+)
- Katniss using Haymitch as an outlet for her frustration/rage/sorrow during the tour in Catching Fire
- canon-divergent AUs ("what if X had happened differently?")
- Haymitch backing Katniss up/being on her side
- no easy happy endings (i.e. things stay messed up or change slowly)
- totally okay with a poly, messy relationships, or infidelity if you want to go there
- also would be happy to read non-pairing fic that focuses on their canon friendship/mentorship

Skins (UK)
Franky Fitzgerald/Mini McGuinness

Awww, their little FACES! Skins S5 was the first series of Skins I watched and I maaay have imprinted on Franky just a little. I love how dapper she is, how she stands up for herself, that she really can't be any other way. I was a bit "eh" about Mini at first but she grew on me and I was completely rooting for her by the end and her crush on Franky was SO OBVIOUS. :D They are just adorable. They're both so strong-willed and different but I feel like they complement each other really well.

Feel free to pretend S6 never happened if you want. Or fill in the missing pieces so it makes more sense! 

A few ideas:
- First time/get together fic please!
- (S5) Mini slowly realizing why Franky gets under her skin so much.
- (series 6) Mini confronting Franky about how much she's changed.
- They meet again years later and figure out who they are now.
- Franky getting Mini to play and be silly or do something weird.
- Tropes I like: sleepovers, road trips, dressing up, making art, crazy pranks, silliness, late night confessions, making out/having sex while high, sex with clothes still on, sex in public, falling in love accidentally, misunderstandings, friends with benefits, being brave, choosing each other, coming out, finding your "people", growing up, social media, epistolary fic.
- Art prompts: Mini letting Franky dress her up, one of them falling asleep against the other, something colorful or in an outdoors setting? (Porny art is also wonderful if you feel up to it!)
- If you want to go more of a gen route, friendship/frenemy fic would be lovely too!
kaizoku: Gwen dorky grin (04)
( Nov. 21st, 2013 11:07 pm)
Just saw Catching Fire at the theater. It was awesome! I totally ship Haymitch/Katniss. WHOOPS. I think they translated the book really well to film. Spoilers for movie )

I have plans to watch the Doctor Who 50th with work friends this weekend! Looking forward to that. Need to think of some DW-related food item to make.

(Oh man, it's been so long since my last post. Let's just skip over the past few months and say that things are betterish now. How have y'all been?)
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( Dec. 4th, 2012 12:24 am)
Guys, 5 acts is back again and it's super low pressure, you just write down some kinks and people write comment fic for you. Yay! I have a ton of ideas of things to write, now I just need to get down to it. (Note to self: you are not allowed to do any more canon rewatch just to write comment fic.)

[community profile] femslash12 stories are out! The masterlist is up here.

My favorite one so far: cupid's got a gun by [archiveofourown.org profile] lastwingedthing, which is Teen Wolf, Lydia Martin/Ms Morell (played by Bianca Lawson aka the woman who doesn't age.) But it's really about Lydia and how she's strong and smart and she can't really deal with what's happened but she can do fucking magic and keep her head up. Basically this is what I want for Lydia - to see her come back from being someone else's pawn/object. And Ms Morell works really well as a mentor, someone who can keep up with Lydia and cares about her and won't lie to her. It's just brilliant, beautifully written, sweet and sad and hopeful. And the whole teacher/student thing is dealt with in the best possible way if that is a squick. GO GO READ IT.

Aaand... it is way past time for me to go to bed. The boy is sick with a cold and I really need to try to avoid getting sick too. But I was determined to post this before I get busy and forget.

At some point I will make the post about what is going on with my life these days (I has jobs!) and try to catch up with folks. I do not understand what LJ has done to filters - every time I try to read my flist, I am pulled into the vortex of fanficrants or something like that. I'm guessing that means it's time to do some housekeeping. Ehhhh.
kaizoku: Gwen on Arthur (07)
( Dec. 4th, 2012 12:07 am)
picture of John and Rodney from Stargate Atlantis looking at a small grey alien (Hermiod?); caption text says 5 acts, because aliens COULD make them do it. Again.

Here's how it works:

+ Post a list of your five favorite acts/kinks to read about. Check out this list if you need some inspiration. At the bottom of your post, add what fandoms/pairings you're interested in.
+ Read other people's lists; the master list of lists is here.
+ Post comment-fic based off of other people's interests.
+ Once you've posted your list, post the link in the comments here so that people know how to find you.

My 5 Acts )
kaizoku: (Default)
( Sep. 5th, 2012 01:13 pm)
[community profile] femslash12 is coming up and there's a poll open to determine what fandoms will be on the Big List (you can request/write in other fandoms but have to offer/request at least one fandom from the list). So go vote for Teen Wolf in the Polling Post if you're interested in writing or reading in the Femslash Ficathon! The anime and manga fandoms especially could use some votes.
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( Nov. 19th, 2011 09:37 pm)
ETA 11/22/11: Okay, I'm finally going to stop compulsively editing my letter. IT IS DONE. FINIS.

For some reason, I only do Yuletide in odd-numbered years. This is an odd-numbered year. I am so excited!

In a few days, with any luck, there will be a "Dear Yuletide Writer" letter here. Hello Dear Yuletide Writer!!! There is now a letter for you here, if you're looking for it!

Sorry it took me so long to get it together. I tried to keep it short, but well... I don't really do short.

Yuletide: I am thinking of requesting have requested Bartimaeus Trilogy, Misfits, Borderliners by Peter Høeg. Fourth fandom to be determined! And The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead makes a return for another year.

Yuletide Letter/Requests )
Okay, fandom! Sometime in July, maybe even on July 1st, control of Delicious will transfer to AVOS. Any Delicious account that has not explicitly opted in to the transfer will be lost forever. I would like to generate a list of fannish accounts that have not opted in and back up all their PUBLIC bookmarks. To do this, I need a lot of help, in not a lot of time. That's where you come in. Things you can do to assist in this endeavor:

  1. Link this post around!
  2. Comment to this post with any fannish Delicious accounts that you know of. Don't worry about duplicating someone else's suggestions, or listing accounts that have maybe already opted in. We're aiming for maximum coverage in this step. I'll be filtering the lists programmatically. To that end, please keep your lists simple and consistent, with each account name on its own line and no extra text.
  3. Feeling ambitious? Volunteer to help do the actual backing up by emailing me at my gmail account, verymurklins. You need to have Java installed on your computer and be willing to use a command line interface to run a script. More detailed instructions will be provided, of course, but since we're short on time, I won't be able to walk people through installing Java, so volunteers will have to get that part done on their own. Note: If your computer runs Mac OS X, it already has Java.
And what will I do with all the archived accounts? I don't exactly know yet. For now, I just want to be sure that someone, somewhere, has a copy of all this fannish data. Once the transfer to AVOS goes through, we'll get a feel for the new landscape of Delicious and weigh the options.

Read the post here
How to find out if an account is opted-in
As I'm sure most of you in the US know, the government is in danger of shut down if a budget isn't passed tonight. Republicans in the Senate are taking advantage of this to try and cut federal funding of Planned Parenthood and Title X.

Just to be clear, there is NO federal funding of abortion. If they succeed, what will be cut is women's health services, STD and cancer screening, family planning and contraception and it will disproportionately affect low-income women. Abortion services only make up 3% of the care PP provides. According to Senator Leahy (my senator ♥):

Around the country, one out of every four women of reproductive age has received care from a Planned Parenthood health center at some point in her life and even more strikingly, six in ten women who access care from a family planning health center, like Planned Parenthood, consider it to be their main source of health care. Eliminating funding for the Title X Family planning program and Planned Parenthood would put tens of thousands of Vermonters' and millions of Americans' health care in jeopardy.

What can you do? Sign the Planned Parenthood petition and call your senator's office. You can also get the phone numbers for all your representatives on the NOW website.

ETA: US Troops will have paychecks withheld if the government shuts down. Damn. This is basically politicians gaming the budget process and who will suffer for it? Soldiers and their families.
kaizoku: Doctor Who: get in human womens (03)
( Apr. 7th, 2011 10:44 pm)
This afternoon, I was listening to a long Clark/Lex podfic and started to drift off (the fic isn't boring, I was just sitting in a warm room.) So, I went to lie down in the bedroom where it was cooler and lo, several hours later, I woke up all discombobulated and headachey. Note to self: you're supposed to be sleeping at night! I seem to have trouble with this concept.

Jean Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear author) has the final book of the series out. I think I read the first three books and then got a bit bored, but I might check out it because... CAVES! I was amused by this part of the interview:

GR: Describe a typical day spent writing. Do you have any unusual writing habits?

JA: A typical night. I'm a night person. Generally what happens is that I get up about two in the afternoon, and I make what is my husband's lunch or dinner and my breakfast, and we spend some time together in the evening. Then he goes to bed and I go to work. I often catch the sun rising. Mornings are terrible for me, so I'd rather sleep mornings.

I haven't become that extreme yet but there have been a lot of days where I go to bed just as the boy is getting up. (He points out that you can really only do that if you're a best-selling author. Or unemployed.)

Speaking of the boy, he discovered a new source of amusement that rivals lolcats: British Royals Hats. OMG, so ridiculous! The Ascot seems to draw the most awesome/awful hats. This is Princess Bea in what is colloquially known as "the guitar pick."

Princess Beatrice hat perched on forehead

If you want to see more, the Mad Hattery is a blog dedicated to crazy royal hats. The most recent posts are not that interesting but I knew when I saw The Queen's pimp hat that we had stumbled upon something truly amazing.

There's this pink monstrosity and something that is possibly the ugliest hat I've ever seen (it looks like pieces of lemon peel glued together.) And hey, Princess Anne giving the camera a very we are not amused look. :D


Oh, my. How did she ever think it was a good idea to attach that to her head?

After you look at enough of them, you start to get desensitized and something like this seems fairly normal (despite looking like a spaceship and covering half her face) just in comparison. Then it takes something truly bizarre like The Queen of Denmark in costume to really make you rofl.

I have no idea what's going on here.
Threats Against LGBT People Persist in Rural America... [and everywhere else]

One of the most moving moments in Out in the Silence occurs when C.J., the gay teen who has been tormented for over a year at his small town high school, says: "This place isn't like New York or DC where everybody's liberal. I get threats to be killed."

In August, the OITS Campaign was starkly reminded of just how real the threat of anti-LGBT violence is, especially in small towns and rural communities where even a small minority of intolerant individuals can poison the atmosphere of the entire community.

The ugliness took place in Coudersport, a small town nestled in the ruggedly-beautiful hills of north central Pennsylvania. Despite a series of harmonious and successful events in neighboring towns, the OITS Campaign was met in Coudersport by a barrage of Tea Party and fundamentalist activists who tried to shut the screening down and called for defunding the public library simply for being the site of an openly-LGBT event.

Fortunately, the library board was not to be intimidated, and the resulting publicity helped to create an extraordinarily well-attended, diverse and productive town-hall event that received national media attention: Potter County Library Faced Protests Over Gay Documentary (Harrisburg Patriot-News)

Read more... POTENTIAL TRIGGERS: transphobia and threats of violence to trans women )


I'm looking forward to the Yuletide stories featuring Old Spice Man.
kaizoku: Gwen beautiful (02)
( Jul. 15th, 2010 02:30 pm)

And no, marriage is not actually necessary for the perpetuation of the species. Somebody didn't get The Talk.
Re-write one or more white characters in the fandom(s) of your choice as chromatic/non-white/PoC, in a story of at least 500 words, with some acknowledgment of how the racial difference would make a difference to the story being told.

Sign-ups are here @ [community profile] dark_agenda

ETA: wow, I totally fail, this went up weeks ago. Still, always good to signal boost right?
kaizoku: Gwen beautiful (02)
( Mar. 7th, 2010 10:52 am)
Last day to sign up for...

Merlin Artword banner by Xenakis

At the moment, we've actually got three four artists looking for writers with whom to collaborate. It's a pretty low pressure challenge - minimum 100 words for text, 1 min of audio for podfic, 30 seconds of video, 10-20 icons, or a final piece of art. Signups close at 11:59 EST tonight (but that's a soft deadline because we intend to get EVERYONE matched up.)


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