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Sunday, December 25th, 2016
3:57 pm
Yuletide bragging
Someone wrote me a villanelle! A villanelle, I say!

Six Days (1050 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: Imagine A Day - Rob Gonsalves & Sarah L. Thomson
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: The Balloon Girl (Imagine a Day), Girl Building Skyscraper (Imagine a Day)
Summary:

Glimpses of a strange and shifting world.



Also a really nice "What happens next / Blade getting restless and also into DIY" for the Derkholm Series.

a place to hang your hat (3034 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Derkholm Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Blade/Claudia (Derkholm), Elda/Flury (Derkholm)
Characters: Blade (Derkholm), Claudia (Derkholm), Titus (Derkholm), Flury (Derkholm), Shona (Derkholm), Querida (Derkholm), Derk (Derkholm), Mara (Derkholm), Kit (Derkholm)
Additional Tags: everything but the curtains
Summary:

“Mm-hm,” said Titus, ignoring the eye-roll with perfect dignity. “And if I recall correctly--” which he did “--your father owns quite an impressive estate these days. You, on the other hand--”



Happy Yuletide!
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
10:35 pm
Dear Yuletide Goat...
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you for writing a story for me! I'm really looking forward to it - and please take these prompts as suggestions only, if there's a different story that you think you'll enjoy writing more, write that one. I generally (but not exclusively) read at the Gen and Teen level, and I'm not much interested in BDSM/various shades of kink stories. I really don't want a story with graphic violence or non-consensual or underage sex in it. On the other hand, I am Just Peachy with original characters turning up, and prequels and sequels and inbetween scenes. (Please treat all the characters I've requested as OR rather than AND if that works better for you.)

Postman Pat TV (2004)Collapse )

Derkholm SeriesCollapse )

Imagine A Day - Rob Gonsalves & Sarah L. ThomsonCollapse )

Sprig Muslin - Georgette HeyerCollapse )
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
3:54 pm
Dear Fic Corner Scribbler...
Dear Fic Corner Scribbler,

Thank you for writing a story for me! I'm really looking forward to it - and please take these prompts as suggestions only, if there's a different story that you think you'll enjoy writing more, write that one. As you can tell from the prompts, I'm interested in a Gen or Teen story - something that's in the spirit of the original texts is what I'm looking for, whether for characters close to their canon age or grown older. I am Just Peachy with original characters turning up, and prequels and sequels and inbetween scenes; but less interested in AUs and crossovers (although I've seen some that really impressed me, so I'm definitely not hardline about it).

Hairy Maclary and Friends Series by Lynley Dodd
I've been reading a lot of Hairy Maclary books lately (I have a toddler), and they're a lot of fun: very fluid verse that holds up to a lot of rereads, great artwork with precise attention to detail, a real sense of humour in the narrative. For the characters I've asked for (I'm fine with an either/or story as well as and):
Miss Plum - I think that Miss Plum is a bit of alright. She does a lot of cat and dog rescuing and general holding hands and throwing frisbees. I'd love a story where the animals around Donaldson's Dairy do something nice for her in return.
Scarface Claw - Scarface is a real anti-hero to me. He's out there, day after day, night after night, standing up for the cats of the neighbourhood against those pesky dogs, and yet they don't even want him to hang out with them. And when he's in trouble, all the dogs turn up and make a fuss about it. Gloaters. Can he have a chance to come in from the cold? Bonus crossover prompt - if you know the Footrot Flat comics, what would Scarface and Horse think of each other?
Another bonus general prompt - these books have got a very White New Zealand sense of nostalgia about them. If you like writing original characters, how about introducing a Maori or Pacifica or Indian or Chinese family (and associated pets) into the Hairy Maclary universe?

The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
This is just a fun story. It's got a real sense of the ridiculous - this tiger turns up and he's feeling hungry, so _of course_ they invite him into tea. Drinking all the water in the tap? Yeah, sure. And then after the tiger goes away, Sophie's Daddy arrives - so debonnaire with his tartan pants and his hat flung wide - and the trip out to the cafe when it's dark outside with the lights all lit is treated as the really strange and novel adventure.

I'm not really sure what I want as a story, but something that keeps that sense of the absurd would be great. Maybe a story about Sophie meeting the tiger again when she's older? Perhaps another strange visitor?

Derkholm Series by Diana Wynne Jones
This series is a lot of fun, and it's got this incredible juxtaposition of a big scary problem that no one knows how to deal with smash in the middle of teenagers trying to work out who they are as people. It also has that very Diana Wynne Jones trait of wanting the protagonists to acknowledge their actions - to be able to say that maybe they did something for a selfish reason, or knew that they could have acted differently if they'd really wanted to, and *owning* that. I think that's a really powerful thing.

Possible Prompts:
(I've listed four characters, but feel free to write a story about just one or two if you'd like.)
I'd love to see how the relationships between Elda and Flurian, and Claudia and Blade, work out. The books end with this real sense of "I've found the girl I want and nobody else will do, except she's *way* too young right now." I think both Flurian and Blade would care a lot about not being creepy about it - how would they work that out? Would there be benign introductions to other fellows, just to be sure? What kind of feelings do Elda and Claudia have back? Are there good ideas for helping each other out that turn out to be rather more complicated than expected, with hijinks ensuing? Do people fall in love, or do they end up friends, and what has to happen for them to work out what that relationship is going to be? Other prompts - Elda and Claudia having girl time and bonding with each other; Flurian's backstory on the other continent; Blade's got a very old-fashioned magical education from Deucalion - how does he interact with the University trained establishment?

Thank you very much!
Friday, December 26th, 2014
9:36 am
Rec Post
And All Things Nice (4444 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, Captain Hook
Additional Tags: Rule 63, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

Girls, you know, are much too clever to fall out of their prams.


An incredibly sophisticated gender bender version of Peter Pan, focusing on the perils and fears and desires of growing up for girls.

A Dream Is a Wish You Make With Your Heart. (Or, Possibly, With Your Mustache.) (7998 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Unusuals
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Casey Shraeger & Jason Walsh, Allison Beaumont & Henry Cole, Leo Banks & Eric Delahoy, Davis Nixon/Casey Shraeger, Allison Beaumont/Jason Walsh
Characters: Casey Shraeger, Jason Walsh, Allison Beaumont, Henry Cole, Eric Delahoy, Leo Banks, Eddie Alvarez
Additional Tags: Fake/Pretend Relationship, Psychic Abilities, Quasi Kid FIc, Crack, Team Dynamics, Case Fic, Wedding Planning, Funerals, POV Multiple, Concussions, Mustaches
Summary:

Casey and Walsh may be doomed to have a fairy tale wedding, whether they like it or not. Meanwhile, Banks has gone missing, and Alvarez’s mustache may or may not have psychic powers.



Lift Me Up (1602 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Strictly Ballroom (1992), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Fran/Scott Hastings
Characters: Avengers Team (MCU), Scott Hastings, Fran (Strictly Ballroom)
Additional Tags: Crossover
Summary:

"How, exactly, does the introduction of new steps in some ... Australian dancing competition represent a threat to human civilization as we know it?"


Gets an honourable mention for sheer glittering chutzpah.

Five Pan Pacifics and A Christmas Dinner (3469 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fran/Scott Hastings, Doug Hastings/Shirley Hastings
Characters: Fran (Strictly Ballroom), Scott Hastings, Doug Hastings, Shirley Hastings, Kylie Hastings
Additional Tags: Christmas, Dancing, 5+1 Things, Family
Summary:

The Hastings family over five Pan Pacific Grand Prix Amateur Five Dance Latin American Championships and one Christmas Day celebration.


A very believable 'what might have been after'.

starfall (2208 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Witch of the Waste, Lily Angorian, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Backstory
Summary:

Even the Witch of the Waste had a beginning.


Backstory for the witch of the Waste.

And a special mention for my gift:
Letters from Jane Fairfax (1158 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Emma - Jane Austen
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Frank Churchill/Jane Fairfax
Characters: Jane Fairfax
Additional Tags: Epistolary
Summary:

Jane Fairfax writes to Frank Churchill.


What the quietest resident of Highbury is thinking...
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
11:42 am
Dear Yuletide Goat...
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to the story you're going to write, and I hope you have a good time with Yuletide. (Also, my AO3 handle is DaisyNinjaGirl.)

General Stuff About Me
I've been participating in Yuletide for a few years now and really enjoying it - both for the writing and the sheer cheerful juggernaut nature of the event. ;-) Some things I've noticed about myself is that I tend to enjoy more stories that are reasonably consistent with the original canon - so sequels and prequels and inbetween scenes, and I love it when a minor character gets their story expanded or someone does a nifty bit of world building on some little detail and makes it all make sense. (Original characters are also fine.) AUs and crossovers are less my thing, although there have been some definite exceptions that really blew me away, so please take this paragraph as an 'optional details are optional' section and write the story that will make you happy. The prompts I've given are also optional, please have fun with what you choose to write. Also, stories that pass the Bechdel Test Are Love!

Squicks...Collapse )

Territory - Emma BullCollapse )

What's Your Number? RPFCollapse )

Derkholm SeriesCollapse )

Emma - Jane AustenCollapse )

Thanks again, I hope you have a great time with the exchange.

Stephanie
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
9:48 am
Yuletide Reveals
Since now we're able to own up to what we wrote for the exchange, this was my story:

On Bigness (2828 words) by DaisyNinjaGirl
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 莊子 | Zhuāngzǐ - 莊周 | Zhuāng Zhōu
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: 莊子 | Zhuāngzǐ & 惠子 | Huìzǐ, 莊子 | Zhuāngzǐ/Original Female Character
Characters: 莊子 | Zhuāngzǐ, 惠子 | Huìzǐ, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Chinese Philosophy, Alternative Interpretations, Yuletide 2013, Chromatic Yuletide
Summary:

In the darkness of the Northern Ocean, Zhuang Zhou muses on bigness...


Basically, around a year ago, I spent a lot of time reading the Zhuangzi/Chuang Tsu as preparation for Fragrant Harbour and got really into it. Plus, I found out in secondary research that the trope of the 'secret martial arts manual' in wuxia novels can indeed be a classic text such as the Zhuangzi - you just have to understand it correctly. (Seriously, it's in one of the Jin Yong novels.) In any case, the book starts with this really compelling image of the great fish Kun which transforms into an even greater bird Peng beating through the air which has always really stuck with me. That got paired with a prompt which asked for the relationship between Master Zhuang and his friend and opposing philosopher Master Hui who turned out to be really interested in distinctions of relative size, and this is what came out the other end.

And a gift for me, from the lovely Lizimajig - lets have a big old Muppet cheer for Gwen Stacey! Yaaaaaaay!!!

You Will Always Be In Front of Me, Even As I Disappear From View (7090 words) by lizimajig
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply, Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Peter Parker & Gwen Stacy
Characters: Peter Parker, Helen Stacy, Gwen Stacy, Cletus Kasady, Carnage, May Parker (Spider-Man)
Additional Tags: POV Female Character, Drama, Blood, Fights, Canon-Typical Violence
Summary:


It's not the best plan in the world, but she dives under Dr. Kasady's desk, and closes her eyes, wishing she had thought to grab something to improvise as a weapon. The flamethrower had worked really well last time. "Just stay with me as long as you can," she whispers, her stomach in knots.


"I will, I promise, long as I can."

 

 

Gwen is not the damsel in distress. She is the hero of her own story and doesn't need to be protected.

Monday, December 9th, 2013
2:10 pm
Schrodinger's AFK
Dear Yuletide Writer,

I may (or may not) be Away From Keyboard when the Yuletide stories open up. (I'm due to have a baby around Christmas, but as is the way of things I have a four week window of When Exciting Things Might Happen.) In any case, I'm really looking forward to your story, just that there's a chance you might not hear from me straight away.

Stephanie
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
9:49 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer...
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to the story you're going to write, and I hope you have a good time with Yuletide. (Also, my AO3 handle is DaisyNinjaGirl. :-) )

General Stuff About Me
I'm relatively recent to the world of fan fiction (about two years, I guess?), although I've been enjoying myself wading through various archives (my AO3 handle is DaisyNinjaGirl). Some things I've noticed about myself is that I tend to enjoy more stories that are reasonably consistent with the original canon - so sequels and prequels and inbetween scenes, and I love it when a minor character gets their story expanded or someone does a nifty bit of world building on some little detail and makes it all make sense. AUs and crossovers are less my thing, although there have been some definite exceptions that really blew me away, so please take this paragraph as an 'optional details are optional' section and write the story that will make you happy. The prompts I've given are also optional, please have fun with what you choose to write. Also, stories that pass the Bechdel Test Are Love!

SquicksCollapse )

Territory - Emma BullCollapse )

Dan in Real Life (2007)Collapse )

The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage - Margaret MahyCollapse )

The Amazing Spider-ManCollapse )

Thanks again, I hope you have a great time with the exchange.

Stephanie
Monday, July 29th, 2013
8:56 pm
Dear Fic-Corner Writer
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to your story.

For this particular exchange, I would really prefer a Gen or Teen rated story - I'm cool with if you want to age child characters into adults for your story, but I think I'd feel a bit weird with characters I bonded with as a kid having explicit kissy kissy fun times, or at least not for a children's book focused exchange. Apart from that, have fun! The prompts I've given are there for ideas, but if they don't work out for you go for the story that you'd enjoy writing.

Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
I would love a story about Petrova, who was always the coolest. We know that during WWII she was an Air Transport pilot - but what happened after? Was she happy? What did she do to get into the history books? Maybe she goes to Russia to find out what happened to her family after she was adopted? If Petrova isn't your thing, it might also be fun to have a story about Gum's overseas adventures - and why was he so dreadfully forgetful about writing?

Curtain Up | Theater Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
I think for Noel Streatfield stories that I'm all about the sequels, she writes such individual stories. What's the deal with Miranda - does she ever learn to be nice to people? What kind of event would that take? Does Winifred ever get to have a win and a triumph? How do things work out for Mark when he goes back to his regular school?

For a bonus side prompt, when I was a kid we had the abridged version, and I recently got to read the full book. There was a chapter in there about the students doing a concert at a hospital for merchant seaman, and this little detail about Sorrel being nice to a Chinese sailor and him giving her a lucky fish. So two things struck me - one the chapter made me want to cry, and the other one was thinking about context and figuring that Noel Streatfield probably knew some Chinese people back in the War and that maybe she was writing from personal experience, back when I think people were a lot more segregated than they are now. So that really interested me.

The Pirates' Mixed-Up Voyage - Margaret Mahy
This is the most glorious book of all time! Pirates! Orphans! A diamond doorknob the size of a piano mover's fist! And the piano mover. I would love a story about The Week After the events of the novel are resolved. Because obviously, they couldn't get any less complicated.

Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
Could I possibly have a story about Max's Mom? It must take a special kind of person to have supper ready, and it was still hot, just for when her kid was ready to come home. Did she have adventures of her own in the Land of the Wild Things? Max is a very wild sort of boy - is his mother a secretly wild sort of person?
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
9:57 pm
Yuletide!
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true/wonderful/awesome Yuletide authors gave to me...

Two awesome stories, one backstory for the Phouka in th War for the Oaks universe (true to Emma Bull's style - bright as a broken stained glass window, but it cuts) and a lovely, wonderful story about St Margaret of Antioch.

The Life of Saint Margaret of Antioch (The Hundred Thousand Maidens Remix) (1723 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Life of Saint Margaret of Antioch (Medieval Saint's Life)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Saint Margaret of Antioch, various cameos
Summary:

Her name is Margaret. She tells a story.

(Note on warnings: if it happens in the original canon, it happens here.)


Bookmarker's Notes:

A glorious story about St Margaret of Antioch.



In Kind (3459 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: War for the Oaks - Emma Bull
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Characters: Phouka (War for the Oaks), Original Female Character, Original Male Character
Summary:

Jazz Age prequel for War for the Oaks. Ruby Kind comes to Saint Paul looking to get away from life in Hibbing. She finds the Wabasha Street Speakeasy, Miss Winter, and Mr. Pook.

Dear Daisy Ninja Girl,

I dithered mightily about giving you this present. I dithered. But you said you appreciated that quality of Ms. Bull's works, in that they soar while they cut you. So. It's winter in Minnesota as I write this. It's beautiful. It also kills people.

(Heart-felt thanks to St. Aurafina, Lilacsigil, and Likeadeuce for assistance, hand-holding, and beta-reading.)



Honourable mention to a story written for my sister, Eddie Alvarez has a problem on his Christmas shopping trip, and the team step up for him.

The Precinct Gave To Me (1430 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Unusuals
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Eddie Alvarez/Nicole Brandt
Characters: Eddie Alvarez, Nicole Brandt, Leo Banks, Eric Delahoy, Jason Walsh, Casey Shraeger, Allison Beaumont, Henry Cole, Harvey Brown
Summary:

It's the night before Christmas and, all through the Second Precinct, there's drama, bad puns and the case of the stolen Christmas shopping.



Thank you again!

I have so much love for everyone in Yuletide right now, about to do some mass reading, but wanted to share the awesome early.

Merry Christmas!
Monday, October 15th, 2012
7:47 pm
Dear Yuletide Goat
Hi there,

Thank you for writing for me!  This is my second year in Yuletide and I had a ball last year - I'm really looking forward to seeing your story.

General Stuff About MeCollapse )

SquicksCollapse )

The Life of St Margaret of AntiochCollapse )

Right, my other nominations are much easier, I promise!

War for the OaksCollapse )

Dan in Real LifeCollapse )

Anyway, thanks again for writing a story for me.

Stephanie
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
9:00 pm
I just published a game!
(And I'm telling everyone. :-) Apologies to the people who've seen this in multiple places.)

The Bell is a science fiction suspense live roleplaying game inspired by The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky), Five-Twelfths of Heaven (Melissa Scott), Vacuum Flowers (Michael Swanwick) and the works of Cordwainer Smith. The Bell is intended to be an emotionally intense game that pushes moral dilemmas. It draws on a trope of science fiction which treats space travel as a spiritual journey. It doesn't make assertions about any particular religion, but it does examine metaphysical themes and ethical issues.


Monday, January 2nd, 2012
11:21 am
Yuletide Reveal
And now all the anonymity has been removed, and we're OK to talk about who wrote what.

Mine were:
The Affair on Strigoi Street (3785 words) by faviconDaisyNinjaGirl
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ivan Vorpatril, Ethan Urquhart, Terrence Cee, Gregor Vorbarra, Byerly Vorrutyer
Summary:

In which Ivan goes to Athos, and furthers the course of True Love.Allusions to pornography, but nothing explicit. One character has minor problems with homophobia that he has to confront, and there’s canon misogyny. Mostly about Ivan, but Gregor, Byerly, Ethan Urquhart and Terrence Cee appear as minor characters.


This one was my assigned story. I got really lucky with the prompt - the recipient wanted a story about Ivan Vorpatril (because he's awesome), was happy with any kind of content, and made a side comment about the Ethan of Athos novel and how it would be fun if the major characters from that got to meet up again, and it all just gelled in my head. I was originally going to have a much more serious side story, but then Cat wanted Byerly to turn up and I couldn't think of anything snarky for him to say, but figured that videos 'of a certain type' would be By's idea of a good farewell present. And Cat made some suggestions for movie titles, and the rant about fire fighting and plot in Lance Goes Logging II, and then suddenly Bernard, Reggie and Ron were in my head and the rest just happened.

Five Endings, Five Beginnings (1883 words) by faviconDaisyNinjaGirl
Fandom: Princess of Flames - Ru Emerson
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Elfrid/Baldyron, Rolend/Juseppa, Fialla/Gespry
Characters: Elfrid, Fialla, Gespry, Baldyron, The Reader, Juseppa, Sigurdy, Rolend
Summary:

Some things that might have happened after, in The Princess of Flames. Note to people who haven’t read the novel – this story is pretty spoilerific. But you should totally go read the book, it’s awesome.


The Princess of Flames is one of those books where you know someone has read it because it comes up in conversation and someone says: "but I loved that story!" And other than that, it's quite rare. This was written as a treat for someone else with Princess of Flames love.

Letting Go (1062 words) by faviconDaisyNinjaGirl
Fandom: Never Let Me Go (2010)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Summary:

Near Hailsham School, a woman is arrested for theft.


And this was a last minute story, written as a treat for someone who wanted some fixit fic for Never Let Me Go. I saw this movie quite recently and found that it made me feel quite dreadful about the passivity and acceptance of their fate from the donors. So this was hoping to write in a tiny bit of hope into their story.

All up, this was lots of fun! Thanks fellow Yuletiders.
Monday, December 26th, 2011
8:54 am
Someone wrote me a story about Becky
The little maid in A Little Princess, who is very faithful, but also second most in people's thoughts.  I asked for a story where, just for once, she came first, and it's lovely and sweet and kind.

Thank you very much Yuletide Goat!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/299955
Saturday, December 24th, 2011
9:31 pm
Since Cat's doing poetry, I shall too...
My Sweet, Crushed Angel

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
Trying to hold hands with the Beautiful One.

You have waltzed with great style,
My sweet, crushed angel,
To have ever neared God's heart at all.

Our Partner is notoriously difficult to follow,
And even His best musicians are not always easy
To hear.

So what if the music has stopped for a while.

So what
If the price of admission to the Divine
Is out of reach tonight.

So what, my dear,
If you do not have the ante to gamble for Real Love.

The mind and the body are famous
For holding the heart ransom,

But Hafiz knows the Beloved's eternal habits.

Have patience,

For He will not be able to resist your longing
For Long.

You have not danced so badly, my dear,
Trying to kiss the Beautiful One.

You have actually waltzed with tremendous style,
O my sweet,
O my sweet crushed angel.
-- Hafiz

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
8:42 pm
And I'm done.
Yay!

It's hardly ever that something I write goes that smoothly.  Double yay!

Hmm, there's supposed to be a big spreadsheet of other people's story ideas.  I might just go check it out.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
8:38 pm
Dear Yuletide Goat
Dear Yuletide Goat,

Thank you very much for offering to write a story for me.  This is my first time in the exchange, and I'm looking forward to it.  I'm posting here, because the exchange is based on LiveJournal, but most of my actual blogging is over here.  (It's pretty political right now, because we have a General Election coming up, but there's more random burbling earlier on.)

I think that overall I'd love a light and fluffy story (did I mention that there's an election coming?).  I'm fine with any pairings that you may like, either friendship or relationships.  I'm also fine with implied erotica, but I blush easily, so writing in the Gen/Teenages rating would probably work better than more explicit material.  I'm really not fine with non-consensual, violent, underage, or incestuous relationships (or anything that's illegal in most jurisdictions, I guess?)  BDSM is something that... I'm happy for my friends who find it makes them happy, but it's not something I really grok at an emotional or erotic level.

Of the Fandoms I asked for, some possible prompts:
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer is a bit of an elusive figure in the Tales and his other works.  He'll write himself in, but at a very self-deprecating level, and gets insulted and told to shut up by the other characters a lot.  It might be nice if one of the characters he's writing about manages to corner him and gets some plain speaking and honesty from the man.

Derkholm - At the end of The Year of the Griffin, Blade and Flury decide that they're quite keen on Claudia and Elda, but that the girls are too young to be approached.  It would be nice to find out what happens when Claudia and Elda are old enough, and find that they have their own opinions on the matter, thank you very much.  Preferably with lots of running around and shouting, because it's Claudia and Elda, and they're both strong willed and spreaders of chaos.

A Little Princess - it always struck me as unfair that Becky, who is just as deserving as Sara, is always treated as a tagalong in the gifts from the Ill Neighbour Next Door, and all because she didn't have the good fortune to speak Hindi and have elegant habits and diction.  It would be nice if there were someone who thought she were the most important girl, just for once.

But, of course, these are just prompts.  If there's something else that you're keen on writing, please go ahead, and I'm sure it will be wonderful.

Thank you!

Stephanie
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
10:41 pm
Happy Yuletide To Be!
I've decided to participate in Yuletide this year. For those who've never heard of it, it's a fanfiction exchange focused on obscure fandoms. So, Geoffrey Chaucer's in, Harry Potter's out.

They have this scheduly matchup process thing that they go through, which I think is going to be happening this week, but in the meantime, they've opened things up for nominating which fandoms you think ought to be included: http://yuletide-admin.livejournal.com/121604.html

Omigosh!  I've never done one of these before - I hope it comes out alright.
Thursday, May 19th, 2011
7:25 pm
Larp: An Ecumenical Matter
A light-hearted theatre-style larp for 15 players, published by Peaky Games. It was loosely inspired by the tv series Father Ted, Nuns on the Run and similarly daft movies about religion. Set in the diocese of Peaky-in-the-Sea (consisting of Rocky Island, Stony Island and Pebbly Island), An Ecumenical Matter is an irreverent religious themed game involving priests, nuns and a geographically dislocated archbishop.

A word of warning... An Ecumenical Matter is not for the easily offended. It contains drinking, comedy satanists, unfaithful priests, references to unchaste activities, and horrendously bad accents.

Gender mix is 9 male to 6 female, but cross dressing is strongly encouraged.
When: 16 July
Where: Turnbull House
Where: NZLarps members $10, everyone else $12
Contact:Me!

More details: http://nzlarps.org/games/anecumenicalmatter/
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
9:15 pm
Self Publishing is Fun!
I've just turned a couple of live roleplaying games that I wrote with Cat into published PDFs on an online roleplaying store. First sale went through about 5 minutes ago. Yay!

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