First of all, Much thanks for offering to write for me. It is a kindness. And this is a much cherished part of my holiday tradition each year.
I have some pretty basic DNWS. Which are on screen child abuse or Rape. Obviously some fandoms that I have requested do involve child neglect and abuse and that can't be avoided. But I'd prefer if these things were not the focus of the story.
Particular likes: With me you can never go wrong with fluff or domestic stuff. Found families are love but not necessarily feasible for every fandom. Basically I am less invested in reality than I am in character finding understanding, support, and a brighter future.
For A Quiet Place: I loved this movie. Went to see it three times in theaters. I'm non-verbal and Hard of Hearing so this movie meant a ton to me. It was basically the ability to just enjoy a movie and not spend half of it concentrating on tracking what was being said anf guessing how that effected the plot. I didn't even use a caption box after my first time seeing it. It was amazing!!!
What I'd like to see if fic. More adventures. Wether that is surviving their first winter post apocalypse. Gathering a community of other survivors around them now that they have a way to protect themselves. Or something pre movie about adjusting to their new world. Even something set far post movie where the kids are grown up and rediscovering a world after the invaders have all beentries defeated. And how living in a world where 90% of the population is gone changes things. Are most of the survivors deaf? Or have some other adaptive ability that helped them to survive?
Space Captain Harlock: This is not in my usual wheelhouse for movies. But one of my friends insisted that we watch it and I fell in love with the premise. I'd love something post canon if you can. The two captains learning to be partners and Logan learning to do things one eyed. And how does the fact that they are basically mirror images of each other effect things. A lot of what is going on with Logan is sped up for effect. But I'd love to see how he deals with finding out the truth about earth and turning against the religious and political beliefs he was raised in. Did he always feel out of place in his old life? Or did he have faith and now find himself floundering in this new anarchist pirate lifestyle?
Murderbot Diaries: Oh murderbot how I love you. Sarcastic and insular and can't help but adopt every soft and nice human they come across. I love how he has to translate everything through Sanctuary Moon and other media to understand the weird humans. And that the text never shies away from the fact that Murderbot isn't human, doesn't think like a human, doesn't want to be human, and has to deal with the physical dysphoria of appearing human. I also love the vast and diverse world that is built around Murderbot.
I'd love basically anything you write involving Murderbot and fluffy domestic life when their not fighting off a vast conspiracy. Maybe a reconnect with Art or accidentally ending up old and the god parent and adoptive caretaker of a few hundred small humans and government module hacked sec bots. If you want something different. I'd love to see something with MIKI pre-canon. Being a part of its family. Being loved and protected. What is the mind of a bot like? And how does MIKI see the world?
Song of the Sea: This is one of my comfort watch movies. I'd love to see Saoirse growing up. How does giving up her Selki heritage effect her? Is it hard being among humans with no other Selki to talk to? How about Ben? Is life different now that he knows the truth of what happened to his mom? And does he ever leave the lighthouse and experience the world outside now that his water phobia is less severe?
I love Brotherhood and rewatch the series at least once a year. I'm sure I'll love whatever you make!
Do Not Wants: rape or dubious consent/onscreen child abuse/imprisonment/gaslighting
Warm and Fuzzies: families of choice and convenience/platonic life partners/domestic fluffy pieces of all kinds
Greed survives the finale and head backs to Xing with Ling Yao and Lan Fan. Ling soon gets a reputation as the Emperor who adopt everyone.I love Greed and I always cry when he and Ling get seperated in the finale. I'd love to see their unique take on compassionate amoralness.
Alphonse' journey through recovery, being touch starved, and jumping straight from childhood to his late teens. I'd love to see how he experiences the world, taking care of his body and his senses after so long in the armor.
Winry's adventures in the years while the brothers are wandering the country. She's got so many different things going on that we only get to see in bits and pieces around the brothers.
Roy and Riza and Maes have known each other forever. Any scene from their earlier lives would be awesome. During the war would be fine. But there are years between the war and the series beginning. What are all of them doing? Is Roy or Riza a godparent to Elicia? How did Risa go from sniper to Roy's second in command?
Firstly thank you so much for writing a Yuletide gift for me. This is such a huge part of my yearly Holiday Traditions.
Below are listed some of Do Not Wants and some of my warm and fuzzies. Obviously you can take all of these with a grain of salt. I'm just going to ask that if you include one of the DNWs that you please tag for it. Thank you again for everything you are giving me by signing up for this challenge.
Do Not Wants: no rape/onscreen child abuse/imprisonment/gaslighting
Warm and Fuzzies: families of convenience/platonic life partners/domestic fluffy pieces of all kinds
I put any bonusy stuff in parens so feel free to ignore them completely unless they jive with the story you want to write:
American Ultra (2015)
Phoebe Larson (American Ultra) Mike Howell (American Ultra)
(This ship/Fandom is my one exception to the no gaslighting request above. If you decide to write pre-canon there is obviously going to be some gaslighting going on. But please try not to include it in any post-canon fics)
One of my favorite movies. I just love how they are both effed up and trying to do their best anyway. I'd love something post movie, with them finding a way to leave the CIA for good. Or something pre-canon while they were living together and what it was like for Phoebe to know what was going on and still having to hide it from Mike to keep him alive. If you want something non-shippy character studies of either of these characters would be great. Or anything about Apollo Ape
Masamune Asuka Tachibana Juta Miyakozuka Ryo
This series stays on my Yuletide list every year. There isn't much I can say about this series except that I love if whole-heartedly and regularly re-read it when I am having a bad day and want to read about friendship and fluffy, sweet things conquering all. I love these three idiots friendship more than even Ryo and Asuka's romance. So something non-shippy would be great. Either during the series or set sometime between the main series and the Epilogue Or if you are willing to go a little shippy I'd love something about Ryo and Asuka convincing Juta that he's as much a part of their relationship as they are. Not necessarily in the sex way, but in the everybody lives together and Juta helps raise the babies, because he doesn't trust two single children to know how to do it right. And eventually he is basically staying on the couch every night and has taken over the spare bedroom with his drawing supplies. And he's about 20 chapters into a new Manga series about babies. (Bonus: I'd love to see Asuka and Juta both play with gender a little more than they got to in the series. Does Asuka like to share girl nights with his dad? Does Juta become Jewel for anything but publicity? Are there parts of being her that he loves?Also I really head-canon Juta as Asexual and Bi-romantic.)
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Horus (Gods of Egypt) Bek (Gods of Egypt)
Sooo much chemistry between these two. I would love something shippy if you can make it clear that they have a understanding with their respective spouses. This is one of my only fandoms where I have any particular interest in smut. So if you are interested in smut (Bonus: The size difference just does it for me. Give me all the intercrural sex, frottage, and handjobs. I'm really not much for penetrative sex, so take that where you will.) For non shippy/smutty I'd love the two of them running off on adventures together, bickering all the while.
The Nice Guys (2016)
Holland March Jackson Healy Holly March (The Nice Guys)
I want a family of convenience fic for this so bad. I just want Healy to adopt the March's. Throughout the movie you can practically feel his disbelief at all the stupid shit Holland gets up to. I want him getting fed up with all the ridiculousness and teaming up with Holly to drag Holland out of the bottle and back into some kind of equilibrium. Cooking actual food Holland, not that diner crap every night. And basically bullying Holland into taking cases without swindling anybody. Until one day the two of them realize they are co-parenting and sharing a business, and how did they effing come to this? If they decide to take things in a shippy direction I wouldn't mind it but I really love fluffy domesticy fics
The Martian (2015)
Mark Watney (The Martian 2015) Chris Beck (The Martian 2015) Beth Johanssen (The Martian 2015)
Touch starved Mark Watney and Recovery fic! Whether you want that to be on the Hermes or back on Earth I do not care. I ship these guys and also love them as friends who are awesome and let you cuddle up between them because you have literally not touched anybody for over a year. So I will love anything shippy or not. (Bonus: I'd love to see Mark dealing with Mars related PTSD and working through everything with the other's help if that is something that you would be interested in writing)
The Rest Of Us Just Live Here - Patrick Ness
Jared Shurin Mikey Mitchell
Okay, I know this book is all "Mikey really isn't gay" but screw that. I want the two of them going off to college together and figuring out that Mikey is Bi after all and they are basically in a realationship already. And being those weird college kids who have an apartment off campus after Freshmen year and adopting like sixty cats and Mikey being able to get free of his families orbit and starting to find some kind of healing with Jared at his side. And them making plans for how to handle Jared going off to become a God and their star-crossed relationship thing. And you know just life when you aren't the Indie-kids ( Bonus: I really hated the offer of the magical cure for Mikey's anxiety and OCD at the end of the book. I know he didn't take it, but just the offer made my skin all crawly. Please don't include mentions of it in the story if you can avoid it.)
A bad case of the season crud and my own poor memory.
Thank you so much for agreeing to make something for me! I am sure that I will love whatever you make.
I've a particular softspot for stories with fluff, domestic stories, ptsd, touch starvation, trans characters, and nerodivergent characters
I run the gambit of different stories that I love. My main hard-limits are rape/non-con, on screen child abuse, and explicit violence. I'm also not the biggest fan in the world of smut, but if that is where the story takes you. I just ask that you keep it SSAC (Safe, Sane and Concentual)
If you want prompts.
1. I'd love anything with non-verbal Carlos. Sign-language, Jensen setting up AAC, wherever you'd like to take the idea.
2. Carlos dealing with all three of the Jensen clan and loving it even as he acts like a long-suffering parent
My general likes are: domesticity, Found families, Neurodiverse characters, and trans characters. And as always feel free to ignore any specific details I include in this letter if they interfere with you story.
Thank you so much for agreeing to write a fic for me. Yuletide is a big part of what makes the holiday's special for me.
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My hard limits are rape/non-con and gaslighting. Everything else is up to your imagination.
Dipper & Mabel Pine
Mabel and Dipper awesome siblings, with awesome special interests. I'd love anything about how these two support each other and help each other cope in different situations. Are all Mabels sweaters for sensory reasons? And does Dipper have weights hidden inside his apparently fluffy vest. Why did their parents decide to send them to Grunkle Stan for the entire summer, with no apparent contact?
Did Dipper always have a special interest in the supernatural or did the Journal start a new obsession? So many questions and any more you can think of. I just want to know more about how the twins experience the world.
Asuka and Hiromi Masamune
I really headcanon both Asuka and his Dad as autistic. They both have their special interests and Hiromi is virtually non-verbal.
I'd love to see something about their relating to each other. Shared special interests in baking. And more about how Asuka's Mom learned to accept both of their autistic traits.
I'd also love to see anything you might want to do with Hiromi's feelings of Gender fluidity. Honestly anything set during or after the series will be awesome. This is one of my favorite stories and there are so few fics for it much less ones dealing with autistic headcanon.
Parker, Eliot, Hardison
Parker's special interest is definitely stealing. Her descriptions of air ducts lead me to believe that they are one of her favorite sensory spots. How do her boys help her center and relax? I'd love something with all three of them being on the spectrum and helping each other out, but whatever you want to do will be awesome!
Luna Lovegood and Neville Longbottom
I love these two crazy kids and while they didn't have a lot of time together in the books, I'd like to see how they related to each other. Alternatively character studies on either of them would also be awesome. How is magic effected by sensory issues? Are there really magical creatures that only people like Luna can see, or is that an explanation for something else going on? Does that magical world even have a concept of the spectrum? And if they do how is it different from our own?
Thanks again for offering to write for this challenge. I look forward to reading whatever story you create!
That allows you to view a page in different colors, and in certain situations with the OpenDyslexic font (Which isn't for everybody, but I love)
It is programmed to work particularly well with Kindle Reader, Archiveofourown, and FF.net. It also works with DW and LJ entries, but it extracts the text from the entry to reformat, so that means if you need particular formatting, you're out of luck. There is also a pasteboard that lets you format blocks of text form Word Documents etc.
So, in my ever present search to be able to read, when I'm having a bad spell, I've been trying to figure out how to use this technology on ebooks that I've purchased from non Kindle sources.
Which is where I discovered something awesome! Epub is a particular kind of Zip file, which means it can be turned back into a zip file by changing the extension at the end of the file name to .zip.
Why is this cool? Because it means that you can view an Epub book in HTML form in your browser. Which means that you can run it through the BeelineReader plug-in and have the book appear in your preferred settings, just like you would be able to do if you were viewing the book online.
I understand. Fandom is a safe space for a lot of people who have significant health and societal issues that don't need other people's problems dumped on them. If you are somebody who knows enough about themselves to know not to take on other people's problems, then I solute you and you are awesome. Keep doing what you need to do to keep yourself safe and stable.
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So a basic intro to me. I've got a chronic pain problem. It's not life-threatening or anything, but it does put a crimp in my life. On bad weeks I'm barely on the computer at all, much less in a productive/communicative capacity. So that's something anybody who's reading this page or dealing with me on a long-term basis is going to have to understand. It's not that I'm trying to slight you or anything, I've just learned that there are some points where pushing myself hard is the worst thing I can do. Which leads me to the other thing I'm trying to work on this year. Here is my motto for the year:
"Accept your weaknesses, and learn to take advantage of your strengths."
( Semi in-depth explination for anybody who wants to read it )
This is one part manifesto, and one part warning. Because starting this year I'm going to be working on becoming the best spoon-theory using, speed writing, chronic headache having, crazy person I can be.
In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, write a love letter. Write it Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter. Some great examples include: complete a bingo, sign-up for a Big Bang, write that fic you've been thinking about for years, podfic that story that you love, make a fanmix for your fandom, post that bit of meta or reclist you keep postponing. Maybe resolve to be better at leaving feedback, or answering comments. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. What are your hopes and dreams for fandom? Do you have any predictions about what the next five years holds for fandom? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.
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In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) but you ended up loving. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, create a love meme for yourself. Let people tell you how amazing and awesome and loveable you really are. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. Surf the comments and find people to give love to.
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In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
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