Dear Beautiful, talented, kind, generous Yuletide Writer,
Thank you so much for writing this fic for me. I already love it and you. Yuletide is the best and I am always happy with what I get.
As a writer, I love the resource of a letter with all the likes and dislikes. I love the ideas my recipient gives me (which is how I ended up writing lesbian Sky Masterson last year). I want to make this process easy for you, so here's my letter.
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, other fanfic tropes (other characters betting on their relationship/trying to get them together, suddenly shouting out I love you before it’s earned, ABO), AUs, villainizing the other love interests, 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. You can also stop by my Tumblr (majorgenerally) but that might not be as helpful.
And now to the specifics
Moonlight (Chiron, Kevin)
What I put on the form: I really just want them to be happy. I want them to be happy and raise Kevin, Jr and give him a better life than they had.
Extra thoughts: Can I be real for a second? I have a heart of stone and have only cried at like 7 movies in my life and this was the seventh. And I'm talking buckets of tears. BUCKETS. I'm not kidding that I want some type of happiness. I know that getting out of the life is hard and that someone who is as successful as Chiron would be reluctant. I just want a way for them to be happy and for Kevin, Jr to be happy. you could give them a happy date or a happy life. I just want them to be ok.
The Promise (Mikael, Chris)
What I put on the form: At the end of the movie, the voice over says that Mikael raised Teva and that THEY lost Chris at some point, so my brain went clearly Chris and Mikael raised her together. Honestly, Chris did not seem like he was afraid of losing Ana to Mikael. I saw it as Chris assuming they'd all be together and deciding he could still be with Mikael after her death. Yeah, so if you wouldn't mind some kind of story of their life in America after the war, I would very much appreciate it.
Extra thoughts: See the thing about Oscar Isaac is that everyone has chemistry with him. I spent most of this movie going, "Is Chris and Ana's relationship an open one? Do they live together? How is that allowed?" And then that voice-over at the end. You don't have to write them as a couple. You can write them as really good friends who are in each other's lives forever, but wouldn't it be better if they raised a cute little girl together?
Sophie and the Rising Sun (Sophie, Grover)
What I put on the form: What was it like in the camp? How did they deal with life after?
Extra thoughts: I love stories about people who have to struggle to be together. I love stories about people who never quite fit in with other people finding each other. This movie was lovely, but the problem with a lot of movies is that they end when the couple gets together. In this case, they are together but they are in an internment camp and that's it. i want to know everything that happened to them after. I want to know if they had kids (probably not many with how old Sophie is). I want to know about their life after the war and if Sophie ever sold her house.
Right so, I hope this helps. Again, I'd like to stress that I will like anything you write (unless you just pile on all the things I don't like I suppose). Have fun and do your best and I will appreciate it even if you use none of my thoughts.