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Donna
07 May 2017 @ 01:50 pm
I'm going to be deleting this journal soon - or at least stripping it to nothing and only using it to post to Yuletide. Let me know what your DW handles are so I can add you over there.
 
 
Donna
28 October 2014 @ 08:39 am
Hello! Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year, and I'm super-excited you're writing a story for me. Here's some expansion on my requests:

SLEEPY HOLLOW (TV series)
I'm interested in an OTP between Ichabod and Abbie, and what that might look like. Domestic scenes are great, or work scenes if you'd like, either fighting against the Apocalypse or in some bright future where they avert it all and live to tell the tale and have grandchildren and etc. I'm not opposed to Katrina joining them as part of a triad. If Ichabod and Katrina's relationship ended, I'd like that depicted or referred to in a realistic way.

(I anticipate the relationship between Ichabod and Katrina may have shifted on the show, but I'm a few episodes behind as of 10/28. I'll be all caught up before Yuletide, though!)

THE LYNBURN LEGACY (Sarah Rees Brennan)
The final reconnection in the Lynburn legacy may have been a little too perfect, but I don't care. Kami and Jared became their own people, and still decided that they loved best being together. Y'know, really together. I'm intrigued as to what that relationship might look like 10, 20, 30 years down the line. Do they travel and freak strangers out by how in tandem they are? Do they settle in Sorry-in-the-Vale and have children? Poor children who can never try to hoodwink one parent by telling the other parent said something different? Give me a glimpse of their life in the future, and bonus points for Angela (and/or Holly, not necessarily still together), how Kami's parents are doing, Aunt Lillian, and old Man Whatshisname with his sheep. And epic tales of Rusty's laziness, in memoriam.


THE MAGICIANS (Lev Grossman)
The Magicians by Lev Grossman was a pretty engrossing read (pun not intended), and I really do not like the main character. He is such an ass. I do like Alice a lot - she could be mean and petty as well, but she was also an amazing woman and magician in her own right. I want to see what happened to her from the other side - how did she actually change when transformed into a niffin? Did her conscious, Alice-governed life really end with the transformation? (Yeah, I've only read The Magicians at this point. I tried to see if Alice is written about more in the two subsequent novels, but that's super difficult to do without spoilers. So, uh, just fulfill this as creatively as you can with awesome Alice moments both pre- and post-niffining?)
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Donna
15 October 2012 @ 02:40 pm
Dear Yuletide Santa:

Thank you so much for writing for me! It is a special sort of delight to have a story written with me in mind, and I'm glad you're here to do so. Have fun with this, and I know I will enjoy whatever you create!

Here's a little something about my general likes and dislikes:

I love quirky stories with witty dialogue. I think strong female agency, queer representation, and POC representation are all parts of a balanced (read: good) fic. All characters are created equal.

I love to laugh. I like to look at established stories in a different way, either by tweaking a detail to spin the universe out in a new direction or by telling the story from an overlooked perspective. Or both.

In the realm of things I do not like: essentially, I do not like characters that don't act like themselves. I find it very difficult to suspend disbelief and enjoy a fic when the characters aren't acting or speaking like themselves.

Here are my requests again, possibly with further expansion:

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And that's all I've got, dear Yuletide Santa. Once again, thank you, and I hope you have a blast!
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Donna
25 December 2011 @ 09:34 pm
Dear Yuletide Santa:

First, thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to write a story for me, and I know I will enjoy whatever you take the time and effort to create.

I love quirky stories with witty dialogue. Either slash or het is fine, although I don't necessarily prefer stories that are mainly vehicles for romantic situations. I think strong female agency, queer representation, and POC representation are all parts of a balanced (read: good) fic. All characters are created equal.

I love to laugh. I like to look at established stories in a different way, either by tweaking a detail to spin the universe out in a new direction or by telling the story from an overlooked perspective. Or both.

I like well-done crazy mad stories that just take something bizarre and run with it. Surrealism, when done well and with intelligent commentary, is completely awesome. And just because it's intelligent doesn't mean the abject avoidance of LOL-language or memelicious slang. You know, if that's appropriate.

In the realm of things I do not like: essentially, I do not like characters that don't act like themselves. I find it very difficult to suspend disbelief when the characters aren't acting or speaking like themselves.

Here are my requests again, possibly with further expansion:

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And that's all I've got, dear Yuletide Santa. Once again, thank you, and I hope you have a blast!
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Donna
31 December 2010 @ 11:19 pm
Your main fandom of the year? That would really have to be The Big Bang Theory. It's hard to believe that I hadn't seen a single episode this time last year! But it's true. I rapidly cycled through complete love to intense disappointment to a more balanced critical approach, which is where I am now with the show.

Your favorite film watched this year? This is incredibly difficult to answer, considering I watched the following films this year: Hamlet (RSC, Tennant/Stewart), Moon, How to Train Your Dragon The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, and The Secret of Kells. So. Yes.

Your favorite book read this year? This is also incredibly difficult to answer, considering I read Feed by Mira Grant, the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, The Demon's Lexicon & The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, the first Flora Segunda novel by Ysabeau Wilce, Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett, the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, and several other awesome books. So. Yes.

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year? This is the year I discovered Lady Gaga, and spent an inordinate amount of time listening to The Fame and The Fame Monster.

Your favorite TV show of the year? Doctor Who, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, The Guild, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Sherlock, and The Venture Brothers. I think that's all. Maybe. Oh, no! Community, as well.

Your favorite DW community of the year? Alas, I didn't spend a lot of time on DW this year. If we switch the question to LJ, however, I would say [profile] bigbang_land.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year? For most of the year, this belongs primarily to The Big Bang Theory, before life and fandom-funk caught up with me in the fourth quarter. The year is ending with a burgeoning obsession with The Hunger Games.

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Lost. I can't even remember the good times, the five years of fannish glee and theorizing, because of the complete awfulness of the resolution.

Your TV boyfriend of the year? Oh, yes. That would be Alexander Skarsgard as Eric in True Blood, with a side of Ian Somerholder as Damon in The Vampire Diaries. Possibly some Misha Collins as Castiel in Supernatural as a dessert.

Your TV girlfriend of the year? Felicia Day, all the way! And a little bit Allison Scagliotti as Claudia from Warehouse 13 as well.

Your biggest squee moment of the year? There aren't many specifics leaping to mind right at this moment, but I'm sure most of them were contained in the latest season of Doctor Who. Oh! And then there was the porch kiss from The Vampire Diaries.

The most missed of your old fandoms? Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Not that the brilliance of the show and related fandom has gone anywhere; it's just that this is the year I decided to catch up on the so-called S8 comics, which I have formally struck from canon (although I haven't yet talked about that here).

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? Fringe! I keep hearing such good things about this show - I can't wait to actually watch it. I'm also interested in finally getting on board with Inception, and doing more than avidly reading in The Hunger Games fandom.

Your biggest fan anticipations for the New Year? New Doctor Who! Finally catching up with S2 of The Vampire Diaries! Seeing where the hell this surprisingly riveting season of Supernatural is going! A Game of Thrones!



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Donna
20 December 2010 @ 10:32 pm
Dear Yuletide Santa:

I always find it difficult to write these letters, so I apologize if my letter is not very helpful. Really, I thought mainly to collect my requests for you into one easily consulted post.

I love quirky stories with witty dialogue. Either slash or het is fine, although I don't necessarily prefer stories that are mainly vehicles for sexual situations (at least not in the fandoms I've requested this year). I like crossovers. I think strong female agency, queer representation, and POC representation are all parts of a balanced (read: good) fic. All characters are created equal.

I love to laugh. I like to look at established stories in a different way, either by tweaking a detail to spin the universe out in a new direction or by telling the story from an overlooked perspective. Or both.

I like well-done crazy mad stories that just take something bizarre and run with it. Surrealism, when done well and with intelligent commentary, is completely awesome. And just because it's intelligent doesn't mean the abject avoidance of LOL-language or memelicious slang. You know, if that's appropriate.

I will probably like whatever you take the time and effort to write for me: thank you for doing this, Yuletide writer!

Just a few notes on things I do not like: I do not like rape-centric fiction, heavily-detailed BDSM scenes, characters who don't act like themselves, or actual-end-of-the-world fic.

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Donna
02 December 2010 @ 11:55 pm
Sigh. I'm just going to have to regroup on this whole Fannish Advent Calendar thing at the weekend. Ten hour workdays are just not conducive to writing fanfic. Sorry, y'all!
 
 
Donna
01 December 2010 @ 11:19 pm
I hate to default on my first day of doing the Fannish Advent Calendar, but between working and getting sick, I'm just not going to be able to post a piece of flashfic today.

I'll make up for it, though! Hopefully with two pieces tomorrow - we shall see! If not, I guess we'll be seeing multiple pieces over the weekend.



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Donna
30 November 2010 @ 05:51 pm
I was so entertained by cadhla's Fannish Advent Calendar last year, that I decided I wanted to give it a whirl this year myself!

Here's how it works:

In the fine tradition of Advent Calendars everywhere, this one counts down the days to Christmas/Hogswatch/Alvismas/etc. However, instead of some candy behind a little door or a verse from Scripture or a similar delight, I am posting flashfic to my journal.

You can request any fandom that tickles your fancy - as long as I know it, I will write it. Please keep in mind that all of your requests are just that: requests. I'm not giving you a guarantee that I'll write what you suggest.

Feel free to suggest a fandom and, optionally, characters or a theme you're most interested in. Also, since this is a Fannish Advent Calendar, all of my flashfics will be somehow related to the winter holidays.

The first day of Advent will be drawn from suggestions on this post! So feel free to suggest something below.

Here's a list of potential fandoms to get you started:

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Donna
14 November 2010 @ 04:51 pm
Looking at pictures of the Harry Potter actors aged for the epilogue sequence for the last film, I just have to ask:

They should be in their late 30s when that scene unfolds at the train station. Why do they all look like they're in their 50s? (And so disturbingly hard-used by life, yikes.)



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