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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

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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.
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.
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.
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First of all, thank you, wonderful author! I promise that any and all details/prompts contained below are optional (I get pretty intimidatingly wordy, but that is just because I want you to have lots of options, not because I'm going to be picky), and that I really just enjoy seeing fics about all these various wonderful ladies. Anything that does not hit my dislikes/squicks is bound to make me happy. :)

I may come back and edit this if I realize that I missed something, but otherwise, if you have any questions, the askbox and anon thereon at my tumblr are always on and you can contact my there.

Likes and dislikes, both general and specific, as well as some prompts. )

Thank you again, dear author, for whatever fic you end up being inspired to write!

Hiatus.

Dec. 9th, 2012 11:19 am
lady_ragnell: (roses)
Due to a death in the family, things may be deserted around here for a while. Since I tend to write when upset there may still be fic, but I will be even worse than usual at responding to PMs/questions/the entries of those on my f-list (though do remember that you don't have to wait for permission on podfics/other fanworks, if that is what you would be PMing about, any and all are welcome). I will do my best to keep all commitments I've made at this point.

Thank you.

Fanworks!

Oct. 31st, 2012 01:06 pm
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I have had two wonderful people post podfics of some of my works in the past few days, which is clearly a sign that I need to share them with all of you.

[livejournal.com profile] striped_bowties recorded Drugstore Flowers and the prequel, which is a delight to listen to.

[livejournal.com profile] exmanhater recorded An Assembly Such as This. I haven't had fast enough internet to download this one yet, but I urge you all to give it a listen so I can be jealous of you!

I'll try to be more regular about making these posts when amazing folks gift me with podfic or art or translations, I am such a scatterbrain sometimes that I tend to forget, but I do appreciate each one!
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So, about two years ago today (might have been yesterday? I can never remember), I posted my first fanfiction at [livejournal.com profile] kinkme_merlin. Since then, you guys have put up with me through fluff, rom-coms, gay dragons, the occasional bit of angst, rarepairs, and goodness only knows what else, and have encouraged me every step of the way.

I don't want to get hugely sentimental about all of this, but I do want to say thank you to you all, for your encouragement and comments and friendings and your own stories and everything else you do to make fandom awesome. It hasn't been the easiest couple years, RL-wise, and the kindness and welcome of fandom has made things much better.

Basically, thank you all, you are what makes fandom awesome and I am honored by each and every one of you who reads my stories.



(P.S. To any of you wondering where the latest Avengersfic update is, I AM SO SORRY. I got eaten by pornathon and houseguests and family illness, but come hell or high water I'll get something up within the next couple of days.)
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I've got a fic coming, you guys! I'm hoping to have it done by Christmas Eve (finale day! How did that happen?).

However, in the meantime: I will keep posting or cross-posting my fic to Livejournal. None of the fic already posted will be taken down unless there is an even bigger clusterfuck, and you will be given plenty of warning if that is the case. I'm in the invite queue for the AO3 and should have an invite within two weeks, at which point I'll back everything up over there, and I've just registered for a DW account where again, all the fic etc. will be mirrored. Read/comment/enjoy on whatever platform is most convenient to you! I'll keep reading LJ, never fear, but I do want to give people some options since I know the new font is hard for some of us to read.

My DW (thus far empty, it might be until next week before I start getting around to backing my fic up over there) can be found here. (Same username, for those who prefer to just look me up.)
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The lovely lennie-k over on DeviantArt has DRAWN FANART for No Business Like Show Business.

And now that I am finished expiring of happiness, I am going to link it for you all to enjoy!

This is Gary.
This is Kestrel.
This is Amara.
And this is Aithusa.

GO AND GLORY IN IT AND TELL LENNIE-K HOW AMAZING IT ALL IS.
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So! I am off hiatus now and have a few announcements and whatnot.

1. As of this afternoon, my welcome post now includes a masterpost of all my fic. You can find that here and let me know if any of the links are broken, there were a few hiccups.

2. I have a Tumblr now! As in, less than an hour old, so I am still trying to figure out what I'm doing. Come follow me over there, if you like! I'm likely to be more social over there (though you are of course under no obligation to follow or anything, I don't know as I'll be the most fascinating blog ever to hit the site). If you do, let me know who you are over here? Here's the link to find me.

3. Last and most fun, I am co-modding a commentfest for tinyships, which is rarepairings or raremoresomes from any fandoms, more info right here:


Pan-Fandom Tinyships Commentfest!
(for rare pairings and moresomes you really want to see more of, and
for giving people fics, fanart, and other things celebrating their ships)


Come play with us!

(Fic shall resume shortly.)
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So, this week last year (not this exact day, but I have a busy week coming so I am afraid I'll forget to post if I don't do it today), I posted my Very First Fanfic Ever over at the kink meme. I feel this is deserving of some celebration, so, it is time for: REQUEST-A-FIC.

The first FIVE people to comment to this post can request EITHER:

1. A short fic (the previous round's fics were all between 1k and 2k words long, for reference) set in the universe of any of my stories. The last round had stories for "No Business Like Show Business," "Just One of Those Things," and "Till the End of Today," which you can find by hitting the "request-a-fic" tag. If you want stories for those 'verses, you can ask, but do try to give some other stories a chance. Want "For the Weary" to be less painfully preslashy? Want the royal wedding from "Possibly Maybe I'm Falling for You"? Just ask.

OR

2. A DVD commentary for one of my fics. If it's a fic that I had to post in more than one piece it will probably turn into more of a short essay with quotes on Things You Didn't Know About The Fic or joke explanations to save your f-lists from large amounts of posting.

These will hopefully be posted within the next couple of weeks--I would be more prompt, but there's Pornathon to finish up and RL to contend with, so it might take a bit. But all five will be posted eventually!

I do hopefully have some longer fics coming up soon, but Pornathon sort of ate my life there for a while, so I don't know when I'll actually get around to writing them.

ETA: Okay, wow, that was fast. All five requests put in! Thank you all for playing, and I will post the fics as soon as they're written, in no particular order. Again, might take a bit to get to them as I have one last 'thon entry to write, but they will go up!
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I am bored and original fic is going slowly, so let's try something to see if there is any interest.

Most of my fics, I leave out scenes that are unnecessary or have some idea of something that happens afterwards, etc. (things similar to the extras from the Metaphor 'verse, for those who have read those). So, since I am in need of a distraction: the first three people to comment on this post can pick one of my story 'verses (and give me a prompt if they are so inclined, though if it is very specific I might have trouble with that) and I will write a ficlet based on that, hopefully to be posted within the next couple of days.

Exception: I am seriously doubting anyone will request a fic from the "If We Have That In Common" 'verse, but due to the parentage reveal that happened in s3 I won't do anything there.

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