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Dear Author,

First of all, thank you for writing for me! I love all these canons and characters, and if you offered them clearly you do too, so regardless of my requests (aside from my hard DNWs, obviously), what I most want is for you to write a story that you love. If there's something not mentioned in my prompts that sparks an idea for you, absolutely go there with my blessing. Optional details are optional, and I want you to have a fun Yuletide experience.

I'm going to give you both general and fandom-specific likes and dislikes, but if you want to know more about me in general, you can find me at lady_ragnell on the AO3 and theladyragnell on tumblr. If you want to know something that neither those links nor the letter provides, samyazaz is a trusted friend and you can ask her if you need to!

General Likes and Dislikes (this section stands from previous letters with only small edits, so if it looks familiar, that is why!)

Likes: HAPPY ENDINGS (you can make the characters earn them with angst along the way, that's fine, I'm all about hurt/comfort, but I like to feel that everything is going to be okay--especially this year, I'm having a bit of a ridiculous few months and some comfort and happiness would be much appreciated), tropes (if you can think of a trope, I probably love it, with an especial fondness for marriage tropes and epistolary, but honestly everything), AUs (again, of all kinds, from setting changes to fusions to canon divergence or close-canon AUs), romance (especially the piney sort) or general focus on friendships and found families and characters caring about each other, worldbuilding, communication

Dislikes: My basic preference is that it's fine to acknowledge the upsetting and dark things that happen in a canon, sanitizing is no one's friend, but making things darker or focusing on the darkness probably won't make me as happy, especially if it comes with an unhappy ending (I'm not your girl for Crueltide, basically, or for horror-related elements). The biggest thing I prefer to avoid is character death through terminal illness, particularly parents, and particularly cancer. If you go the porny route, I would like it to be consensual, but you can go wherever the spirit moves you kink-wise within that!

No impact one way or the other: Some of my requests are going to be shippy, but I want to assure you up front that I am just as happy with gen, because I don't ship characters in general unless I also enjoy their friendship. If you do choose to write a shippy fic, it can be any rating--I'm happy with anything from shy handholding to explicit sex, whatever fits your comfort level and where the story goes works for me.

Fandom-specific thoughts and prompts and such below the cuts! Assume spoilers for each canon.

And Her Eyes Sewn Shut With Unicorn Hair - Rosamund Hodge )

Jupiter Ascending )

Killjoys )

Still Star-Crossed )

White Boots - Noel Streatfield )

Happy writing, author! I'm excited to see whatever you come up with, and I hope you have a great time writing it. <3

lady_ragnell: (roses)
Dear Author,

When I heard about this fist, I was so excited! I love fairy tales and folktales and all the ways people retell them, so if we match on a story and you get an idea that inspires you, the first thing I want to tell you is that you don't have to match any of my prompts. I'm most going to enjoy reading something that you enjoy writing. But obviously that's not always a helpful thing to say, so here are some general likes and dislikes and some prompts for the specific tales I requested.

If you want to know more about me and my taste in things, you can find me at lady_ragnell on the AO3 and theladyragnell on tumblr.

General Likes and Dislikes

Likes:

  • I love happy endings, especially for characters who don't always get them because they're written out of the story or because they were villains who didn't quite get to redeem themselves--angst along the way is more than fine, and acknowledging the darkness of fairy tales, but a happy ending when all is done is my biggest love, or at the very least a hopeful one.

  • AUs! Especially for fairy tales, a new setting is always amazing. Space, a specific time period, college, add or subtract some magic, have them meet online, really any new setting makes for a fresh take on a story.

  • Relationships--whether friendship or romance or family, what I really love is to see characters caring about each other, or learning to do so, and interacting. Found families are great for me, and teams of people coming together, and of course I'm always here for a good love story, especially if it comes with some pining.

  • Worldbuilding is great--feel free to delve into the worlds around any of these stories, the kingdoms (or space stations, or online forums, or whatever) where they happen, how the magic does or doesn't work, really anything. I am always here for worldbuilding.

  • New perspectives and the spaces around stories--missing scenes, focus on side characters, focus on main characters through a side character's POV, what happens before or during or at the same time.

Dislikes:

  • Terminal illness, particularly of a parent or parental figure. If a character's parents need to die in a story, that's fine, but please don't focus on it.

  • Darkness without hope, or darkness where things only ever get worse instead of better. Fairy tales can get really dark, and I encourage you to explore that, but I like hope and growth and optimism too much to want to do without it.

Things that do not impact my enjoyment one way or the other, so do what YOU like:

  • If you choose to focus on romance, I don't care if it's f/f, f/m, m/m, or polyamorous, so whatever works for the story and works for you is wonderful for me! If you want to make a princess into a prince or vice versa, that is absolutely fine. Wherever the story takes you!

  • Rating also does not matter to me--I'll take the G-est of G and I'll take E (though for this challenge I love the tales so much that I'd prefer not to have PWP--porn WITH plot is fine, though)

  • Fairy tale crossovers--if there's a prompt for a minor character having adventures and you want to steal another tale or a minor character from that tale to do so, that's awesome! If there's a prompt for a minor character having adventures and you make up your own original story for them, that is also amazing!

And now for the tales themselves!

12 Dancing Princesses )One-eye Two-eyes and Three-eyes )King Lindorm )

Puddocky )The Twelve Huntsmen )Thank you so much for writing for me, dear author! I can't wait to read whatever you come up with, and I hope you have fun.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Dear Author,

Thank you so much, first off! I want to tell you up front that I am going to be happiest with a story that you enjoy writing. If my prompts and optional details don't work for you, as long as you avoid my DNWs I will be happy to receive anything in these wonderful canons! Have you been waiting and waiting for a chance to write something I didn't quite prompt here? Go ahead! I am all about that.

If you want to know more about me and my taste in things, you can find me at lady_ragnell on the AO3 and theladyragnell on tumblr. If you've got questions that this letter or those links don't answer for you, samyazaz is a trusted friend who can hopefully help out!

General Likes and Dislikes

Likes: HAPPY ENDINGS (you can make the characters earn them with angst along the way, that's fine, I'm all about hurt/comfort, but I like to feel that everything is going to be okay), tropes (if you can think of a trope, I probably love it, with an especial fondness for marriage tropes and epistolary, but honestly everything), AUs (again, of all kinds, from setting changes to fusions to canon divergence or close-canon AUs), romance (especially the piney sort) or general focus on friendships and found families and characters caring about each other, worldbuilding, communication

Dislikes: My basic preference is that it's fine to acknowledge the upsetting and dark things that happen in a canon, sanitizing is no one's friend, but making things darker or focusing on the darkness probably won't make me as happy, especially if it comes with an unhappy ending (I'm not your girl for Crueltide, basically). The biggest thing I prefer to avoid is character death through terminal illness, particularly cancer. If you go the porny route, I would like it to be consensual, but you can go wherever the spirit moves you kink-wise within that!

Things that will not impact my enjoyment one way or the other, so do whichever YOU will enjoy: whether a fic is gen or shippy (also, I'm going to mention poly a few times, but if that's not what you're into, know that I don't tend to ship people poly unless I ship every ship within it, so if I ask for A/B/C and you're only comfortable with A/C and B along as a friend, that is 100% fine), if there's a crossover (again, my tumblr and AO3 should do a good job of letting you know what canons I'm familiar with), if it's a shippy fic whether there is porn or not

Fandom-specific likes and dislikes are below the cuts!

Galavant )

Jessica Jones )

Killjoys )

Official NASA Journey to Mars Posters )

Skating Shoes | White Boots - Noel Streatfeild )

Happy writing and thank you again, author! I hope you've found something to inspire you, and I can't wait to read whatever you come up with. <3
lady_ragnell: (roses)
*blows dust off journal*

Got myself another Trope Bingo card on a whim, and it looks like I have some fun squares to fill!

ROAD TRIP ART INITIATES LIFE UNREQUITED

LOVE/PINING
WING FIC IN VINO VERITAS/

DRUNK FIC
IN ANOTHER

MANS SHOES
AU: ALTERNATE

PROFESSIONS
BREAKING THE

FOURTH WALL
REUNION IMMORTALITY/

REINCARNATION
AU: HISTORICAL AU: APOCALYPSE MARRIAGE LANGUAGE/

TRANSLATION
SHARING A BED
AU: SPACE AU: ROYALTY/

ARISTOCRACY/

FEUDAL
CHOSEN FAMILY COMING OUT

(OF THE CLOSET
)
MEET THE

PARENTS/FAMILY
TALL TALE CROSS DRESSING/

COSTUMES
EPISTOLARY AU: FUSION FUTURE FIC
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Dear Author,

First of all, thank you for offering any of these fandoms that we happened to match on! I love all of these canons so much, and I am so excited to see whatever you come up with. If you have an idea for one of them that you've been itching to try, feel free to run with it! A story that you enjoy writing will definitely make me happy, and I get wordy because I love all these canons, but please don't feel pressured to do anything super specific that I happen to toss out there.

This is my second year participating in Yuletide, though I've enjoyed the wealth of things it had to offer for several years. If you want to see what I write to get an idea of what I like to read, here's my AO3 profile. If you want clarification about my likes/dislikes/anything, samyazaz is the person to ask, on her tumblr.

General Likes and Dislikes

Yes Please: Happy endings are definitely my biggest! Happy or hopeful. I don't mind angst for spice in the story, but I like to feel like everyone is going to be okay. I love romance, especially the tropey piney sort (of any rating), but don't feel pressure on that front, I will also happily consume gen. I love worldbuilding, getting to see settings and hinted-at things explored, and the gaps in canons explored as well, what happens before and after and in the spaces in between episodes/seasons/etc. I love ensembles, strong friendships, close relationships, basically people being on each other's side. I love people getting to be competent and creative at what they do. I love hurt/comfort, marriage tropes, pining, humor, epistolary fic, banter, UST, romcoms, get-togethers, and in general, as many tropes as you care to give me. AUs are also great for me! Timeline changes, what-ifs, or full on setting changes are always wonderful, though again, as with romance, please don't feel pressured! I love all of these canons and their settings very much.
*Note: I mention poly in a few of these fandoms. If you aren't comfortable with that, don't worry! I don't tend to ship poly unless I happily ship all the pairings within it, so if I request A/B/C and you only feel comfortable with B/C or A/C, that is 100% fine with me.

No Thank You: Explicit major character death, especially due to terminal illness and specifically cancer, is my biggest thing to avoid. Deaths that have canonically happened are fine to acknowledge, but a fic focusing on them probably won't make me happy. I also prefer not to read: infidelity, incest, non-con, medical horror or experimentation, emotional or physical domestic/partner abuse, or graphic/brutal violence (again, for any of these, if it happened in the canon it's fine to acknowledge it, but I prefer that it not be the focus). If you decide to write porn, as long as there's consent I'm pretty open to wherever the spirit movies you, but I prefer no watersports, bloodplay, or scat.

Fandom-specific likes/dislikes/requests are below the cuts!

Galavant )

iZombie )

Killjoys )

Selfie )

Happy writing, author! I hope you've found something in here to catch your interest, and I look forward to seeing whatever you come up with.
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ABOUT THIS JOURNAL:

I am a fan of BBC's Merlin and want Arthur and Merlin to have all the sex which seems to have somehow translated into me writing them having Every Fandom Cliche Ever. This is a fic journal, so friending is open but I generally don't friend back as there is no f-locked content. Since I'm not logged in too often, I don't respond to comments that often, but each one is carefully treasured and petted and loved and named George.

If you want to get in touch with me, just ask your question directly in a comment or send me a PM, because I do respond to those, generally as soon as I see them.

RATINGS AND WARNINGS:

I have recently started rating my fics. These ratings are in the tags, not in the header, in case people were only in a PG sort of mood or something. In general, I use the movie rating system, which means that I do rate for strong language if there is enough of it, as well as for violence and sexual content (NC-17 pretty much means that there is sex "onscreen"). A lot of times I rate to be safe, and if there are no warnings to go with a rating it's rated for language or for sexual content that doesn't need any specific warnings.

As for warnings, I generally warn based on the required warnings at [livejournal.com profile] kinkme_merlin. I often warn for safety even when something shows up as a mention and not explicitly.

If I forget to warn for something in a fic, please let me know. I would much rather be aware and fix it if something triggered you than to wander along in ignorance.

FANWORKS:

If you want to do a translation, piece of fanart, podfic, or what have you for one of my stories, please consider this blanket permission for that! Just let me know when you've done it and where you've posted it so I can post a link on the story page for anybody who might want to see it.

If you prefer to read on the Archive of Our Own, all of my fics are now posted there and can be found at my page.

MASTERPOST OF ALL FICS )
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I know, I know, I don't call, I don't write! If you want to know what I'm writing these days, you can find out either on the AO3 or on tumblr.

But in the meantime, this year's trope bingo card is here, and I haven't got ideas for anything yet, but there are some fun-looking squares!



handcuffed/bound together slavefic road trip au: band huddle for warmth
secret child fusion fuck or die mistletoe kiss au: hooker/porn/stripper
holiday game night au: magic accidental marriage kiss to save the day
immortality/reincarnation au: college/highschool poker/strip poker sharing a bed au: cop/detective
secret relationship food porn presumed dead day at the beach celebratory kiss
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Dear (Wonderful) Author,

First off, I want to say thank you for writing for me, and thank you SO MUCH for offering any and all of the fandoms we matched on, because they are all dear to my heart. I cannot wait to see what you create. I also want to say that I will probably blather on below, but the blathering is more because I like blathering about my fandoms than because I am expecting anything Super Specific out of you. If you have an idea for one of these fandoms that you want to run with, feel free! A story that you enjoy writing will definitely make me happy.

General Likes and Dislikes

Yes Please: Happy endings are definitely my biggest "yes definitely this"! Happy or at least hopeful. Angst for spice is fine (great, actually!), but overall happiness is where I am at. I'm also a romance addict, so something shippy is also nice, but definitely not required--if you are not into shipping or any ships I mention, I am entirely pleased with the G-est gen. If you do do shipping, any rating at all is fine, and femslash, slash, het, poly, any combination thereof I am totally on board with. I love worldbuilding, getting to see settings and hinted-at things explored, and the gaps in canons explored as well, what happens before and after and in the spaces in between episodes/seasons/etc. I am really fond of AUs, from "what if this tiny thing changed" to "what if they were doing all of this in high school," but I adore all these canons, so again, do not feel pressured to go with an AU. I love ensembles, strong friendships, close relationships, basically people being on each other's side. I love people getting to be competent and creative at what they do. I love hurt/comfort, pining, humor, epistolary fic, banter, UST, romcoms, get-togethers (and first times if you decide to go the porn route), and in general, the tropier the better.

No Thank You: explicit major character death, especially due to cancer or other terminal illness, is my big no. Acknowledging canon character deaths is totally fine, but a fic focused on death will probably not make me happy. I also prefer not to read: infidelity, incest, non-con, emotional or physical domestic/partner abuse (again, for any of these, if it happened in the canon it's fine to acknowledge it, but I prefer that it not be the focus). If you decide to write porn, as long as there's consent I'm pretty open to wherever the spirit movies you, but I prefer no watersports, bloodplay, or scat.

If you have any questions about my likes and dislikes, general or specific, the askbox at my tumblr is always open, anon on, so you or a friend can always ask me. You can also ask Samyazaz, on her tumblr, if you would rather I be more surprised, she has a good idea of my preferences.

Fandom-specific likes and some prompts below the cuts!

Carmilla )

Reign )

How to Get Away with Murder )

The Quest )

Selfie )

Happy writing, author! Do not hesitate to contact me or Samy if you've got questions.
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I am so sorry, people who follow my fic from over here. I completely fell off on posting when I posted fic. But there's been, um, a lot? I got a blackout on my Trope Bingo card. And have written a few fics since. So under the cut I'm going to make a brief-ish list (titles, fandoms/pairings, maybe a little more info) of all the fics I've posted since "A Council of Queens."

Merlin, Les Mis, Xena, Sleepy Hollow, 2 Broke Girls, Pacific Rim )

Hopefully you find things in there that you enjoy, and I'll try not to go so long without updating again!
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: A Council of Queens
Wordcount: ~3300
Warnings: Arthur's death and the grief from it are a theme throughout, and the fic also glances over other character death, as well as past mind control in the form of Vivian's love spell.
Summary: Mithian returns to Camelot to work towards Albion's future, and finds herself working through her own and others' complicated history with Camelot.
A/N: I have had this fic in mind pretty much since canon closed, and I am relieved I finally got it written! It is for the "futurefic" square on my Trope Bingo card.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

You can read the fic on the AO3.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: License to Thrill
Wordcount: ~14,000
Warning: brief violence
Summary: Merlin's employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can't find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.
A/N: Written for this prompt on the meme for summerpornathon's Charity Bonus Challenge (though it somehow ended up not having porn), and for the "bets/wagers" square on my Trope Bingo card. The title is from "I Wish I Was James Bond" by Scouting for Girls.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

You can read this fic on the AO3.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: Steal Your Heart Away
Wordcount: ~24k
Summary: Grantaire comes back from his latest job redistributing priceless art to find that Fantine has hired an archangel to work at Sur-Mer Antiques. It certainly makes his life more interesting.
A/N: The Grantaire-is-an-art-thief fic this fandom never knew it needed. Also, the "au: other" square on my Trope Bingo card. Finished only with endless encouragement and word wars with [livejournal.com profile] samyazaz. Title from "Love Love Love" by Of Monsters and Men.
Disclaimer: I do not own Les Mis.

Read the fic on the AO3.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Well, [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon is over, which means it's time to link what I wrote for it over here!

This is the series on the AO3, all seven entries and one entry I wrote for the first week but didn't end up submitting. Pairing list is as follows: Gwen/Merlin (with past Arthur/Gwen/Merlin), Nimueh/Ygraine, Arthur/Elena, Arthur/Merlin, Freya/Sefa, Elena/Mithian, Nimueh/Uther/Ygraine, and Arthur/Merlin with significant amounts of Morgana.

Truth or Dare, an Arthur/Merlin modern AU, 1800 words, written for one of the bonus challenges.

Temptation, a Hunith/Will modern AU, about 1k, also written for one of the bonus challenges.

And for anyone who is curious, as a result of all these fics, this is how my Trope Bingo card is going.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Since I had such fun last time, and they had such a good list of tropes this time, I requested a card, and I got an awesome spread of things to play with! So expect these things to be showing up over the next several months:

soul bonding / soulmates futurefic forbidden fruit sex pollen curtainfic
au: historical au: romance novel mind games transformations bets / wagers
au: mundane au: royalty / aristocracy / feudal power dynamics matchmaker rites of passage / coming of age
handcuffed / bound together fake relationship role reversal chosen family first time / last time
au: other road trip in vino veritas / drunkfic au: fusion presumed dead


Also, I'm taking part in [livejournal.com profile] summerpornathon again this year, so I'll be posting those fics up on the AO3 weekly, I'll link it all as a series at the end of the summer over here.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: Let Me Occupy Your Mind (As You Do Mine)
Wordcount: ~14,000
Warnings: Full list of kinks and warnings at the fic, which is probably more efficient. There are a lot of them. This is basically a fourteen-thousand-word PWP.
Summary: It’s not the kind of building that has a bouncer. There isn’t a line out the front, there isn’t music pounding out into the street. There are just blacked out windows and the word Kattegat in silver block letters on the side of the building, and a short man with dark hair and a suspicious squint standing at the door checking the ID of anyone who enters. It could just be a business building, in the wrong district of the city. It could be, but it isn’t.
A/N: Looking at my life, looking at my choices. Title from Gotye's "Heart's A Mess."
Disclaimer: I do not own Vikings.

Read the fic on the Ao3.
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Title: These Are The Voyages
Wordcount: ~11,500
Summary: The Avalon isn’t the Starfleet flagship, or really anything close to it. It isn’t large, or prestigious, or even particularly new. It’s not anything, really, except for Mithian’s first command, and Mithian loves it. Or, the AU where all the Merlin ladies (and George) are the senior staff of a Starfleet ship.
A/N: There are some notes about all the Trek things (but I hope it is accessible to those who just want a space AU!) over at the fic, but they are a little wordy, so I won't repost them all here.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

I'm young for a captain.

Three Fics

Jun. 7th, 2013 12:14 am
lady_ragnell: (roses)
I thought I'd posted two fics from early last month, but it turns out I didn't, I'm sorry! And as I finished a third tonight, I figured I would post them all at once.

1. What Isn't Being Said, which was my contribution to the [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen fest. It's a short gen fic for a tiiiiiny fandom called "Young Blades," which is basically The Three Musketeers: The Next Generation with a lot of crack and ridiculousness (which I will absolutely talk your ear off about if you ask me about it). In the spirit of the fest, this is two ladies who don't get to interact much in canon having some episode tags.

2. I Bet A Lot Of Folks Can Sing In Harmony, Vikings OT3, ~18k, rated E on the Ao3, a modern AU where Ragnar and Lagertha are on a tour with their band and find Athelstan busking in a park and make him their new opening act.

3. Posted tonight! Where You Go I Will Go, Vikings OT3 again, ~12k, rated E, and it is a soulmate AU where soulmates can sometimes come in threes, and that causes some amount of confusion for poor Athelstan. And also where I discover that apparently I have a lot of Ruth/Naomi feelings.

So hopefully you enjoy whichever of these are relevant to your interests!
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: Find Out What I'm Feeling
Wordcount: ~19,370
Content notice: contains some references to Grantaire's drinking, but it isn't a focus of the story.
Summary:When Marius's girlfriend Cosette writes an article about Enjolras's campaign for a seat in the state House of Representatives (not to mention his attempts to start a new political party) and mistakenly mentions Grantaire as his boyfriend, Enjolras ends up pretending to date him in the media storm that follows. He's not sure why Grantaire says yes, but he's starting to want to find out.
A/N: I am just wandering all over fandoms like nobody's business lately. Written for the "fake relationship" square on my Trope Bingo card (and I got my bingo!). Title from "Feelings Show" by Colbie Caillat.
Disclaimer: I do not own Les Mis.

Enjolras will always blame the whole thing on Marius, because it starts when Marius brings his new girlfriend to one of their campaign meetings.
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Title: Winter Is All Over You
Wordcount: ~4700
Warnings: Athelstan does consent explicitly to the sex, but given he is still a slave I will warn for mild dub-con. Religious guilt, historical inaccuracy, brief violence.
Summary: Winter never bothered Athelstan before, but winter in the North is a different thing.
A/N: Written for the "huddling for warmth" square on my Trope Bingo card. Title by First Aid Kit.
Disclaimer: I do not own Vikings.

Athelstan is used to denying himself indulgences. )

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