I can't decide if I am going to or not... I'm already signed up for one holiday timed challenge, and historically I've been barely able to handle *one*.

On the other hand, *Yuletide*.

*sighs*

*toggles nomination page*
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odditycollector: Agatha Heterodyne gleefully threatening a dingbot with a screwdriver. "Relax, you should be incapable of feeling pain!" (Girl Genius)
( Jan. 1st, 2011 12:32 am)
This year I wrote a ReBoot story for my official assignment:

Title: Beyond the Parameters
AndrAIa has learned a trick that would amaze even her coders if they knew. She's learned to be *creative*.

It's been a long time since I played with ReBoot, so it was fun to come back. Even if I ended up with something more introspective than utterly silly, which is the way I usually go for the fandom. (There are still bits which crack me up, because what other fandom will let me throw around phrases like "initialized to zero" with the intent for a payoff in emotions rather than coding practices.)

Then for Yuletide Madness I made 16 haiku for 16 fandoms. You can see them all here.

Some are more associative than others, a couple are meant to be funny, a surprising number of them feature queer women - even the G rated ones. (Yep, I wrote an explicit femslash haiku.) This last point is probably to do with the fact I wrote three times as many ladies as mens, and that is including among them the genderqueer computer program.

I'm also little disappointed with myself, because looking over the characters I wrote poems for, the only CoC are Deeba Resham, of Un Lun Dun, and (I like to think) Carmen Sandiego. I know what happened. I was doing these in a rush - scanning hastily over the prompts for any that caught my eye - and didn't bother either planning ahead or paying attention to previous output. If I do this again I will have to remember that paying attention is important, because there is no way I can blame this level of exhibited bias on the prompts themselves.
This year, I was lucky enough to have received a Sandman story starring Pharamond: Eyjafjallajökull, a pretty fun "day in the life" tale. Thanks again, Yuletide Santa!

It seems to be fashionable to offer drabbles if anyone can guess what you're responsible for, so I shall play! I wrote one Yuletide story and a handful of treats, but you get half points only for guessing the treats, which I might as well have signed. The story proper is in a fandom I've written a few stories in, but not for years.

And now I suppose I should get to reading fic before the reveals! My tasks in life are so hard :)
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YULETIIIDE is up!

And something PRETTY AMAZING happened, which is that people wrote fic (more than one!) for my short-lived webcomic. I didn't know this was possible. I am not sure exactly what to do in this situation. Leaving comments seems awkward, but pretending I am not totally stoked about this would be a LIE.

So if you were a fan of Monte Carlo Doctrine (apparently... apparently I had fans?) you might be enriched by checking out the Monte Carlo Doctrine index. There are two stories, with two very different yet totally excellent interpretations of the same storyline. I am not going to weigh in on the debate except to say that they both deserve comments and <3's and stuff.

...I already said PRETTY AMAZING, right?
odditycollector: Agatha Heterodyne gleefully threatening a dingbot with a screwdriver. "Relax, you should be incapable of feeling pain!" (Girl Genius)
( Nov. 22nd, 2010 07:24 pm)
Heya! Thanks first up for offering to write a story for me! I can barely contain myself until reveals.

This letter is a bit late, so if you already have an idea in mind, please! Ignore all that follows. My hope is only to help if you are stuck for ideas.

Read more... )
 
I'm not sure any of that was helpful, as opposed to another excuse to ramble lots. Feel free to disregard everything, if it means you'll enjoy the writing more!

:)
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You know what I haven't talked about yet? Holiday fic!

For Yuletide, I got an absolutely wonderful Polly and the Pirates story. It's the story of how Polly's parents met, and I would recommend it even if you haven't read the mini-series, because it is a slightly AU historical romance between a Dandy and a Pirate Queen. If that doesn't pique your interest I don't even want to know you.*

*lies.

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I wrote Five Reasons, a Sarah Connor Chronicles story. It got a pretty good response! I was fairly panicked when I wrote it, but I can't really say I wish I'd started writing it earlier, because earlier I was busy writing another, much more boring yuletide story.

Plus, writing it helped me answer some questions in my mind, like how it is John Connor exists in the first place.

(And it is gen, because apparently the prize for writing an incest prompt for Yuletide is getting a *new* incest prompt the next time you sign up, and you guys, I am so okay with someone else winning this year.)

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But I also signed up for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking! And I got presents!

[livejournal.com profile] daegaer wrote me a cracky Good Omens snippet!

[livejournal.com profile] lilacsigil wrote me a hilarious DCU/Sarah Jane Adventures story where Clyde meets Oracle! And totally prevents a lengthy crossover Event in Gotham. I can *tell*.

[livejournal.com profile] enigel wrote Before and Again, a poetic, softly sad bit of Starbuck/Anders.

[livejournal.com profile] trialia made me a Laura Roslin graphic out of the pretty, pretty colours of dreaming.

And then I got two Alan Scott fics! [livejournal.com profile] wabbitseason wrote me Willpower, a brief retrospective on the fabulousness of my favourite Green Lantern over the decades.

And [livejournal.com profile] isilweth wrote Golden Age Alan through the perspective of Doiby Dickles. Made me sad for Doiby, which is just about the first time that's been true.

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Is that all? No! That is not all! Because also I made some stuff for [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking! I didn't keep very good track of where I put it, though, so there might be some I'm forgetting.

Okay, so I made an mpreg macro comic! From Merlin, a show I am so familiar with I'd worried I'd been accidentally telling a story about random guest stars! Is it glorious or what? (For [livejournal.com profile] auroraprimavera.)

And then! I wrote Sarah Jane Smith/Mr. Smith cybersex for [livejournal.com profile] stunt_muppet. And it is PRETTY PORNY, as things I write go. And for those who haven't been watching the Sarah Jane Adventures, Sarah Jane is a human woman and Mr. Smith is a *giant computer*. And I am so amazing sometimes I amaze MYSELF.

A Kon and Tim snippet. (For [livejournal.com profile] marag, who specifically asked for happy-fic only. Um. I'm sorry.)

Grey's Anatomy porns! Mark Sloan/Lexie Grey, for [livejournal.com profile] evyllynn.

For [livejournal.com profile] madripoor_rose, a Savannah Weaver scene that didn't quite fit into a longer Sarah Connor Chronicles WIP.

A Kirk/Sulu/Uhura haiku. YES. For [livejournal.com profile] jain.

Or how about a Dick Grayson/Kara Zor-El/Koriand'r limerick? For [livejournal.com profile] wiccabuffy.

A Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog haiku. For [livejournal.com profile] recrudescence.
 
Plus some random 30 second macros. Breaking news, everyone: I crack myself up.
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Starbuck and Anders (BSG)
Parker (Leverage)
Beverly Crusher/Deanna Troi (Star Trek: TNG) This one was more of a 3 minute Photoshop, 'though if I did my job you can't tell.
A tribble.
Aziraphale and Crowley. (Good Omens)

I dunno either I may have been on CRACK.
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( Nov. 15th, 2009 05:21 pm)
Hi there, Yuletide Author! Thanks for volunteering to write for one of my fandoms!

I hope you're filled with pleased emotions at reading your assignment. If you're filled with panicked emotions also or instead, that's okay, I still love you. And sympathize. (I think it's the traditional Yuletide spirit!)

If a story has already moved into your brain and began puzzling over Ikea furniture, do not worry about anything I say here. You are wasting time you could spend typing! But maybe that hasn't happened, and you would like more rambling. I can provide rambling. I tried to put lots of rambling in the details, but I always have more.

Read more... )
 

Thank you again for signing up for one of these! I am grinning in anticipation; whichever section I was rambling in, I was thinking, yes! This one! I hope they matched on this one I would be in love! And then I moved to the next fandom and it was the same thing! That's gotta be a good sign.

PS, don't be frightened by the wacky punctuation in the emailed requests. It is just that Yuletide signups don't like ellipses for some reason... *shrugs*
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odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( Nov. 6th, 2009 07:26 pm)
I am all signed up for yuletide!

I suspect all my requests are very predicable, but I am double plus pleased other people are signing up to read and write my favourite books this year! And a comic I was sad I forgot to nominate! And... a story I *always* want. This can only end well!

[Poll #1481900]
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odditycollector: Agatha Heterodyne gleefully threatening a dingbot with a screwdriver. "Relax, you should be incapable of feeling pain!" (girl genius)
( Jan. 2nd, 2008 06:57 pm)
This year, I wrote Rules of Castling, a piece of Secret Adventures of Jules Verne cousin-cest with actual porn in! It was... kind of an adventure, writing it: The clock winding down to the final seconds, the characters refusing to tie anything up except possibly each other.

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] poisonivory for the extremely last minute beta.

I also wrote a Neverwhere drabble, Places Between, and a handful of haikus. Yes, everyone, that was me. (Is anyone *actually* surprised? ;)

Then, I received TWO stories! W00t! His Girl, a HHG story by [livejournal.com profile] runcible, and Circling, a short but lovely Batman Beyond bit by [livejournal.com profile] mtgat!
odditycollector: I'll make it so you've been that from the beginning of time to now and you'll never ever know if you were anything else (Balloon)
( Oct. 29th, 2007 07:17 pm)
Dear Yuletide writer!

I'm pretty late with this, so feel absolutely free to ignore this if you've already written the story, or started it, or even thought about it for a few seconds on the way to lunch. The important details I'm hoping for are, in order:

1. That you have fun.

2. That there will be a new story for me to draw sparkly hearts around.

That's it! But, of course, it makes for a short Dear Santa letter. (If I'm remembering properly from grade two, it's done to point out what you'd really like up top, and then list everything you might *possibly* approve of getting - just on the off chance Santa has time left over.) And so I'll babble instead.

I like lots of things in stories. I like action, adventure, angst, battle scenes, beautiful sunsets, characters that feel like themselves, drama... all the way to wacky hyjinks, xenophilia and trips to the zoo. There are a couple things, however, that I’m not terribly fond of. I’m not great with unmitigated fluff or PWPs, and I’ve got something of a mentor/student squick. Also, I’d prefer no incest and no non-con within the relationships requested. But mostly I am *easy*, and you are writing me a story about my favourite people. Neither of us can lose!

I think I’ve rambled on quite a lot in the prompts themselves, enough that I’m not sure what I’d add here, anyway. (And feel free to ignore the plot prompts therein, btw – they’re just there if you’re staring at the request with a blank, why me expression.)

If you’ve got any questions, concerns, or opinions about the weather, just send a Yuletide mod after me. I can’t wait to see what you write!
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odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( Dec. 31st, 2004 07:43 pm)
Now, this time I'm back. And it was a fun holiday. I still can't ski, but now I've got the bruises to show for it.

I've been reading [livejournal.com profile] yuletide for the past few hours, and wow, the quality is amazing. (And my story is excellent, a long Good Omens fic which works and has almost all my favourite characters in it.) I still feel bad about abandoning my assignment, and when my math results come back, I'll get to find out if they were worth the shame. *checks grades again* Aaaaany time now.

 
There are other things to say, of course, but they all sound trite at this point. I am worried for a couple people who went to Asia to visit family between semesters, but perhaps not as worried as I should be, because *of course* they'll be fine. And I know [livejournal.com profile] bravecows is alright, but now I keep thinking of [livejournal.com profile] vagabond_sal who should have been in the Philippines and therefore *fine*, right?

*worries anyway*
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odditycollector: Galaxy with "It's All Temporary" written above it. (Temporary)
( Dec. 21st, 2004 06:58 pm)
Hmm. Well. Exams are, as of now, over. Which is... something anyway.

Unfortunately, having an exam on the evening of the 21st meant that my Ahhh! [livejournal.com profile] yuletide! writewriteeditrewrite time fell way to Ahhh! Math! cramcramcramcramcram instead, and I didn't get my story finished. And it's not going to happen in the next two hours either, so.

I feel bad about that. I really liked my assignment.

I don't know if there's anything left to say, so I'm going to go away now. I'll see y'all again in a week or so (unless there happens to be internet at the ski hill, who can know?) so save up any really interesting posts 'till after I get back, 'kay? Great.
 

Happy Holidays, everyone. I mean that.
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odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (Default)
( Oct. 26th, 2004 11:53 am)
I just figure I should remind everyone that it's the last day for making yuletide suggestions. Anyone who's at all interested in a reasonably small fandom should check this out, and if you're reading this journal, that probably means you.

This may be your best chance to get someone to write that obscure story you'd give up your firstborn to read, and they ask far less than that in return.
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