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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you so much for writing for me! This is my second year doing Yuletide, and I am super excited. :D I am mostly on tumblr these days, so if you’d like to covertly scope out my interests, I can be found at My AO3 is coyotesuspect. My stupidly long letter is below.

General notes: I would be seriously delighted if you wrote me fic for any of these canons. Also – optional details are optional, and this got really long. So apologies for that, and if you have an idea that’s not mentioned here, do feel free to run with it. I’m sure I’ll love it.

General likes: I love plot and atmosphere. I love a strong sense of place. I like roadtrips, UST, pining, happy/hopeful endings, miscommunications, friendship, banter, balanced power dynamics. I like people being into situations that are new or difficult and having to work through them. I like people having to work with someone they would prefer not to, and learning to respect them. I like competence. I like relationships that are complicated and have edges to them, and I like characters learning how to work with those edges. If it’s shippy fic, I like first times a lot. I love backstories and fics that fill in the missing parts of a canon.

General dislikes: PWPs, rape, mpreg, first and second person pov (unless otherwise specified), pregnancy/kidfic (for these canons at least), AUs unless otherwise specified, crossovers, sex before the age of sixteen, dwelling on angst, major character death of requested characters, sad endings for requested characters (though bittersweet endings are fine).

Fandom: The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton (song) – The Mountain Goats
Characters: Cyrus, Jeff
Ships: gen, Cyrus/Jeff

well the best ever death metal band outta Denton will in time both outlive and outpace you

I love this song. One of my favorite live music memories is going to a Mountain Goats concert in Chicago, and John Darnielle ending the night with this song. The entire, exuberant crowd shouted “Hail Satan!” together, and I actually teared up.

I love John Darnielle's ability to tell a whole, gut-wrenching story in so little time. I love that he is both gently amused by Cyrus and Jeff ("script that made prominent use of a pentagram", "Satan's fingers") and completely on their side. Mostly, I have always, always, always wanted a follow up to Jeff and Cyrus's story. What is Jeff's “plan to get even”? Burning down the asylum? Breaking Cyrus out? Deal with the devil? Does it work? Do Jeff and Cyrus ever experience "stage lights and lear jets and fortune and fame"? Or do they get a different kind of triumph? What is the future like for them?

I don't need (or particularly want) unmitigated success for these two. But I want to see them get even and get out – or at least get out. I’m fine with whatever darkness needs to happen in the early and middle parts of the story, but I’d like a hopeful ending at least – and Cyrus and Jeff staying true to their weird, metalhead selves.

I'm really into super intense friendships that sometimes blur into something more, and I get a bit of that from Cyrus and Jeff in the song. If you want to keep things as friends, or try them in a relationship, or have things blurry and codependent, I am okay with any of those choices.

I also really like Texas (and spent a large part of my childhood there), and would love anything that had a sense of Texas-ness to it (wide open skies, roads that go on forever, accents, the scrublands and desert out west, the flat and blustery panhandle, etc!)

This is a canon where I wouldn’t mind first person pov, if that’s the voice that speaks for you. Also, as a sidenote, this could be a fun canon for documents-fic – letters between Cyrus and Jeff while Cyrus is in the asylum, band lyrics, Jeff and Cyrus’s playlists, newspaper clippings, interviews, revised band names, psychological profiles, etc, etc. If you’d be interested in doing something like that, I would love to read it.

Listen || Listen to a cover

Fandom: Raven Cycle
Characters: Calla, Maura Sargent, Blue Sargent
Ships: gen, canonical pairings fine in the background

I love 300 Fox Way, and I'd really love to see more of it as a location. What is it like? What are its rhythms? I'd enjoy any combination of these characters, but I'm particularly interested in:

- backstory for Maura and/or Calla (or Persephone, if you want to include her!). How did they meet? What were their lives like before 300 Fox Way? What were their early psychic experiences like? What was it like finding/making a home at 300 Fox Way?
-Blue as a child bonding with or learning from Maura or Calla.
-Worldbuilding in general! I love the magic in the books, and I'd love to see more of an explanation or exploration of it. If you can tie this into worldbuilding for 300 Fox Way in particular, I would especially love that. (What's it like grocery shopping with a psychic?)
-general psychicness: Has Calla ever touched someone and found out something really disturbing about them? Have the inhabitants of 300 Fox Way (any of them) ever been called upon to help solve a grisly crime? Has anything evil ever gotten loose in 300 Fox Way? How did they handle it? Have any of them ever been possessed?
-holiday-themed fic! I am a sucker for Christmas fic, but if you want to make them more Yule-celebrants, that is also great. Do they put up a tree? Do Maura and Persephone and Calla get really tipsy on eggnog? Does Blue handmake weird ornaments? Do they have bizarre traditions? Does Blue ever wish they could have a normal holiday, or is she proud of their strangeness?

Or you can just pick any combination of these characters and see how they bounce off each other. I'm really not looking for smut here, and I'd prefer minimum angst. (Obviously some of these characters have pretty rough backstories, or have rough backstories alluded to, but I'm more interested in forward movement than wallowing). “Gentle gen adventure or world-building with some bonding” is my preferred flavor here. :)

I also really like the Gray Man, who was not included in the tagset. :P But, if you’re writing fic set during the series and would be so interested, I would enjoy seeing him show up and doing bonding type stuff with Blue (I love their dynamic) – teaching her how to fight, having to help out make homemade Christmas/Yule decorations, getting a tree. I also like all the other side characters – feel free to throw in any of the boys or Orla if you like. I ship canon(ish) ships, eg Blue/Gansey, Ronan/Adam, the Gray Man/Maura, so those are fine in the background, but I’d prefer them not be the center of attention.

Fandom: Check, Please!
Characters: Larissa “Lardo” Duan, Shitty Knight, Justin "Ransom" Oluransi, Adam "Holster" Birkholtz
Ships: Lardo/Shitty, Ransom/Holster, gen, prefer no background pairings

I ship Lardo/Shitty and Ransom/Holster, and would love something shippy with one of those pairings. But would also love and really enjoy gen.

Shitty/Lardo: I’ve gotten really into them lately! I love how bro-y they are, and I really love how much Shitty thinks Lardo is the shit.

I really like that their relationship is kind of ambiguous. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’d been friends-with-benefits for a while, but had, for various reasons, never talked about the fact they both have feelings for each other and now it’s all messy and complicated and neither knows where to start. Or maybe they haven’t been hooking up. Maybe it’s just flat out mutual pining! Especially Shitty pining for Lardo.

More specific prompts: going to Winter Screw together (as friends?), Lardo visiting Shitty in Boston for law school, them seeing each other Christmas break at any point during their relationship/friendship. Fic exploring how they met or what their first impressions were of each other. Shitty helping Lardo with an art project! Shitty and Lardo shotgunning. Shitty and Lardo having dumb college adventures together. Shitty getting hurt during a game, and Lardo kinda trying to take care of him/making Bitty do it.

Ransom/Holster: I am super into their stupid, mutually obsessive, BFFship. And I love friends to lovers (as my love for Shitty/Lardo also demonstrates). I’d love anything which works in the following:

- Ransom’s extreme test anxiety/finals meltdowns and Holster’s extreme protectiveness (“HE’S A CORAL REEF”). Also this and this.
- Holster being kind of jealous/protective when it comes to Ransom in general: exhibit A, exhibit B
-Ransom and Holster getting really into the 2014 World Cup (according to Bitty’s twitter, they were rooting for Germany)
- their roadtrips to Niagara Fallls!
- drunken make outs
-Ransom’s inability to understand Holster’s love of TV
-scoring goals for each other! Hockey stuff! (Full disclosure, I know very little about hockey, but like Sports in general. So anything about sports and competition and celebrating goals together is gr9.)

I’d be happy with gen stuff in general for any of these guys/the whole team: what is Lardo’s day to day as a manager of the hockey team? How does she feel about it? I’d also love fic about Lardo and Shitty facing off against Ransom and Holster at beer pong (or a general series of challenges). The girls rugby team at my college had an annual Drunk vs High Olympics, where one team was high and the other drunk, and each had to complete a series of tasks. Something like that could be hilarious (especially with disapproving Jack!). Or fic about Shitty and Lardo making the frogs do epikegster chores!

5+1 fic could be really cute here as well, if you want to go that way. And I’d love cameos/the inclusion of the rest of the team in whatever you decide to write (though also wouldn’t mind if they weren’t included).

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Fandom: Real Madrid C.F. RPF
Characters: Iker Casillas, David Beckham
Ships: Iker/David, gen, prefer no background pairings

Shippy prompts: Do you know how I said I didn’t like PWPs or AUs? Well, it’s all a lie when it comes to these guys. Go nuts, dear writer. I will pretty much love anything from this pairing. From Iker being initially suspicious of David to David winning him over and lots of fluff. (I read once that David used to keep Iker late after practices to practice more. I have no idea if this is true but I want the fic.) OR if you want to do an angsty break up or an angsty LDR when David leaves for the Galaxy - also great. I'd also love getting back together fic. Or shenanigans (angsty, porny, fluffy, all three) at the World Cup.

I like David being a bit snaky and manipulative about the relationship, and Iker being a bit more naïve, but sort of learning to hold his own with David as time goes on. I like David (and Iker, both of them, but especially David), having an, “OH NO FEELINGS,” moment. And I like that Iker is usually very grumpy and affection-adverse (or that’s how he’s presented): but he was all over David.

And if you did want to write an AU: extremely fabulous. Spies, college, band, coffee shop, space, a retelling of Space Jam using soccer players, etc. Whatever trope you want. I would love, love, love an Ocean’s 11 AU of some kind. (With FloP or Blatter or Mou as Terry Benedict/the bad guy! Iker out of prison, and out for revenge! Finding David in Los Angeles!) Or not! Go where your heart/id goes.

If you want to include background characters, I like all manner of Real Madrid and Spain NT players past and present, so include who you like. Marcelo, Cristiano, Sergio, Ozil, and Kaka are especially loved. I also really like Zlatan and think he could be hilarious in a fic (and also was teammates with David at PSG!)

Porn-wise, I like shifting power dynamics – especially when one character thinks they’re in charge but is really, really not. I like mild BDSM, I like locker room sex, I like blowjobs, I like desperation fucks, I like characters still having their clothing on, I like angry sex, I like, “I really shouldn’t be doing this sex, but I’m going to anyway because I can’t resist you,” I like biting and leaving marks, I really like how gorgeous Iker is. And I like sex pollen/fuck or die scenarios!

A caveat: I like Sara and Victoria, but I'm not really a fan of WAGs being WAGs in fic. I don't like the infidelity. If you really want to include them, I'd accept them as friends, as beards, or as amicably separated. But no infidelity please.

Some links, because why not make this an old fashioned picspam?: one, two, three, four, five.

I could go on indefinitely.

Gen! If you’re reading all this and going, “what the actual fuck, man” – gen would also be great! Pretty much any of the above, but, you know, sans romance. But I’d still love them getting to know each other at Madrid and having late practices, and Iker being bad at English and them working out how to communicate, or any weird AU ideas you might have!

Fandom: Ocean’s (Movies)
Characters: Rusty Ryan, Danny Ocean
Ships: Rusty/Danny, gen

I really love Danny/Ryan. I love their dynamic and their shared history. I like that their friendship is extremely comfortable but can also have quite the edge. I like that they balance each other out. I'd really enjoy either twisting the ending of the first movie to Danny realizing he's made a Terrible Mistake and going to Rusty, or something similar that takes place after the first movie. I’d also enjoy fic after the third movie where they find their way to each other as a couple.

I'd enjoy casefic that's actually shipfic – Danny getting pulled back in despite promising Tess he wouldn't because Rusty needs his help and because Danny's a conman at heart. I would really love fic of them running a con together.

I like pining (especially Rusty pining, and that being one of Danny’s big blind spots), UST (I really like UST), banter, ambiguous feelings, hook ups that start out as casual for Danny (but aren't for Rusty) and eventually stumble into something bigger, when people get in over their heads in terms of feeeelings. I like five times plus one fic for this pairing. And I’d enjoy fic set during any point in their relationship – before the movies, during, after.

Hurt/comfort would be fun here too! Especially if it’s Rusty getting hurt on a con, and Danny feeling guilty/protective/unaccountably emotional about it! And Rusty being the worst patient. Or! If you want to do an AU where Rusty is the one who goes to prison, and the fall out from that, I think that could be really interesting, too

I do like Tess, so I'd like her dealt with fairly (if you choose to have her show up or reference her). I wouldn’t mind if Danny cheated on her, but I wouldn’t want it presented as a good thing or as Tess’ fault, just that Danny seems like the kind of guy who is pretty fucked up and can really compartmentalize. But if you do go that route, I’d prefer it result in Danny and Tess’s relationship ending.

Also – feel free to use any of the other characters from the movies as you see fit! Get the gang together.

If you want to write gen, I’d enjoy seeing them run a con together, or anything about them getting to know each other before the first movie.

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