major_general ([personal profile] major_general) wrote2016-10-09 09:00 pm

Yuletide letter

Shit. I did not expect assignments to go out that fast. Hopefully, you, dear Yuletide author (sweet kind Yuletide author), come back and check this. Sadly, this letter will now be hastily done and not lovingly crafted over the course of days as I had intended (I’m so letting Treebeard down). This is what I get for finalizing my requests hours before the deadline. Ah well.

Slow burns, humor, ridiculous fanfic tropes (soulmates, forced bed-sharing, fake relationships), happy endings, people who do their research, canon

Major angst (some dark themes are fine as they serve the story but I don't enjoy them as the focus of the story), cruelty, embarrassing situations (which might be difficult to avoid if you are writing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend so feel free to put minimal/necessary embarrassment there), other fanfic tropes (other characters betting on their relationship/trying to get them together, suddenly shouting out I love you before it’s earned), AUs, villainizing the other love interests (even when they are undoubtedly villains, e.g. Lily), characters acting out of character

I’m pretty easy. I really will love anything you come up with. Feel free to look through my fics and bookmarks (I know there’s a lot but maybe the tags and filters will help) to get a sense of what I like.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rebecca Bunch, Greg Serrano

What I put in the form: I shouldn't love this show and I shouldn't love these characters together. They are so awkward and if they didn't keep singing I'd probably be hiding under a blanket every time they interact. However, they do sing and it's gotten me past the cringing to the point where I love them and all their problems. I just feel like their particular problems go well together and want them to be happy. I don't care how they get there; I just want them to be happy.

Added things: To get together, these kids are going to have to get past so many things. That’s important to their relationship, but I think what will make it stronger. You really can do anything you want here as long as you leave me with a happy ending.

Jane the Virgin

Jane, Rafael, Michael, Petra

What I put in the form: At some point, I ended up shipping all four of these people together. They'd just all be happy if they could buy a giant house and raise all their children together. They don't have to be polyamorous if you don't want to write that. It would just be great if they could happily manage their family.

Added things: This show is hilarious and heartbreaking and weird all at the same time. It makes me giggle and keeps me hooked. There certainly are obstacles to this sort of relationship. Somehow Jane’s Catholicism would have to be taken into account and the characters would have to figure out how to be together. However, as I said, they don’t have to be one couple. I’m cool with one house or some other kind of happy co-parenting (which would involve Michael being alive and unhurt and still married to Jane).

Penny Dreadful

Jekyll, Frankenstein

What I put in the form: So I kind of love Penny Dreadful's version of Dr. Jekyll and am thoroughly convinced that he both loves and hates Frankenstein. Do what you will with them and that.

Added things: There is so much to work with here. What was Jekyll’s childhood like? How did his parents meet? How did Jekyll and Frankenstein get to be friends? What happens between them now that he’s Lord Hyde? Why does Jekyll always look like he wants to punch Frankenstein in the face? Is it because he wants to kiss him? Is it because he’s a self-absorbed asshole? Really, have fun and if you go a little angsty on this one, that’s ok.

Far from the Maddening Crowd

Bathsheba, Gabriel Oak

What I put in the form: I know that all my requests are I love them and want them to be happy, but I love them and want them to be happy after all the Thomas Hardy things happened to them.

Added things: Yeah, I just love them and want them to be happy. They do have to deal with all the other characters and British class systems and all that still, but yeah, happy.

Full House

Stephanie Tanner, Kimmy Gibbler

What I put in the form: Somehow, I watched Fuller House and ended up shipping these two. I have no idea how that happened, but yeah, I ship it. It can be a one night stand. It could be an on-going thing that they don't talk about. They could end up together. Whatever you want to do with this is fine with me. Have fun with it.
Added things: I still don’t know how I ended up shipping this, but I do. I so do. And as I said, I’ll love anything.

So, yeah, I think I’m easy. Have fun and let’s make this the best Yuletide ever!