alixtii: Riley and Venom, from the end of season 3. (Riley/Venom)
x. RAH -- World-as-Myth multiverse, Lapus Lazuli Long/Lorelai Lee Long**
x. RS+RAW -- The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy, Miss Portinari
x. The Neverending Story Trilogy (movies), Bastian Bux/Nicole/Childlike Empress*
x. The Neverending Story (book), Childlike Empress/Xayide
x. FHB -- A Little Princess, Sara Crewe/Becky
x. Ultimate X-Men, Kitty Pryde/Jean Grey/Charles Xavier
x. Ultimate Spiderman, Kitty Pryde/Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson/Jessica Drew
x. Spider-Man <3's Mary Jane, Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacey/Liz Allen/Felicia Hardy
x. Spider-Man <3's Mary Jane, Mary Jane Watson/Gwen Stacey/Liz Allen/Lindsay Leighton
x. GBS -- Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle/Clara Eynsford-Hill
x. GBS -- Man and Superman, Violet Whitfield/Anna Whitfield
x. RPF, Joss Whedon/Summer Glau
x. GO -- Nineteen Eighty-Four, Julia
x. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Carmen Sandiego/the Player*
x. OSC -- Ender's Game, Peter Wiggin/Valentine Wiggin
x. The Parent Trap (1999), Hallie Parker/Annie James*
x. My Summer of Love, Mona/Tamsin/Phil/Sadie
x. The Truman Show, Truman Burbank/Sylvia
x. The Secret Garden (musical), Mary Lennox/Neville Craven*
x. MT -- Tom Sawyer, Tom Sawyer/Mary/Becky Thatcher
x. WS -- As You Like It, Celia/Rosalind/Touchstone
x. WS -- The Taming of the Shrew, Kate/Bianca
x. Into the Woods, Cinderella/Baker
x. D.E.B.S., Janet
x. RPF - D.E.B.S., Jill Ritchie/Jordana Brewster/Sara Foster
x. Gray Matters, Gray Baldwin/Sam Baldwin/Charlie Kelsey
x. Winter Passing, Reese Holden/Shelly
x. KDW -- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Emma Jane Perkins/Rebecca Rowena Randall
x. KDW -- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Jane Sawyer/Miranda Sawyer
x. Beautiful Girls, Marty/Willy Conway
x. GCW -- The Boxcar Children, Henry/Violet/Jessie
x. Legally Blonde, Elle Woods/Vivian Kensington
x. Brides of Christ, Sister Catherine/Sister Paul
x. Brides of Christ, Rosemary Fitzgerald/Frances Heffernan/Brigid Maloney
x. Brides of Christ, Rosemary Fitzgerald/Lucy Mulcady
x. Sunshine Cleaners, Rose Lorkowski/Nora Lorkowski
x. Sunshine Cleaners RPF, Amy Adams/Emily Blunt
x. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), Tia/Tony
x. Escape to Witch Mountain (1995), Anna/Danny
x. Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Sara/Seth
x. She's All That, Laney Boggs/Mackenzie Siler
x. She's All That, Mackenzie Siler/Zack Siler
x, RPF - She's All That, Rachel Leigh Cook/Anna Paquin
x. BC -- The A.I. Gang, Roger Philips/Rachel Philips
x. BC -- The A.I. Gang, Wendy Wendell III/Rachel Philips
x. BC -- The A.I. Gang, Wendy Wendell III/Ray Gammany
x. The Man in the Moon (1991), Dani Trant/Maureen Trant
x. Mars Attacks, Taffy Dale/Richie Norris
x. The Black Adder, Princess Leia of Hungary*
x. Small Wonder, Jamie/Harriet/Vicki/Vanessa
x. RPF - The Guild, Felicia Day/Teal Sherer/Michelle Boyd
x. Roswell, Maria DeLuca/Isabel Evans/Liz Parker
x. RPF - Roswell, Shiri Appleby/Majandra Delfino/Katherine Heigl
x. Ghostwriter, Lenni Frazier/Gabriella Fernández/Ghostwriter/Tina Nguyen
x. Arthurian Legend, Guinevere/Mordred
x. The Parent Trap II, Nikki Ferris/Mary Grand
x. Freaks and Geeks, Lindsey Weir/Millie Kentner
x. RPF - Freaks and Geeeks, Linda Cardellini/Sarah Hagan
x. The American President, Sydney Ellen Wade/Lucy Shepherd
x. Boy Meets World, Morgan Matthews
x. The Royal Tenenbaums, Margot Tenenbaum/Richie Tenenbaum
x. She's the Man, Olivia/Viola/Sebastian/Kia
x. Twelve Days of Christmas (song), Narrator/My True Love/Eight Maids-a-Milking/Ten Ladies Dancing
x. Naissance des pieuvres aka Water Lilies, Florianne/Marie
x. The Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank/Margot Frank/Otto Frank
x. RPF, Dakota Fanning/Kristen Stewart
x. Tart (2001), Grace Bailey/Eloise Logan/Cat Storm
x. Triple Dog (2009), Chapin/Eve/Liza/Sarah
x. Camp (2003), Vlad Baumann/Ellen Lucas/Jill Simmons/Fritzi Wagner
x. Phineas and Ferb, Vanessa Doofenshmirtz/Candace Flynn/Isabella Garcia-Shapiro/Stacey Hirano
x. The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Ellen Hickle/Nona F. Mecklenberg/Monica
x. The Amanda Show, Penelope Taynt
x. 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Annabella/Giovanni
x. Gallagher Girls - Ally Carter, Rebecca Baxter/Macy McHenry/Cameron Morgan/Liz Sutton
x. Gallagher Girls - Ally Carter, Abigail Cameron/Rachel Morgan
x. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson, Uncle Enzo/Hiro Protagonist/Juanita/Y.T.
x. Honor Harrington series - Abigail Hearns/Faith Harrington/James Harrington
x. Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick,
x. Awoken - Serra Elinson, Bree/Chloe Bay/Scarlett Epistola/Andromeda Slate
x. The Squad - Jennifer Barnes, the twins(?)/Lucy(?)/Josh(?)
x. The Squad - Jennifer Barnes, Chloe(?)/Toby Klein
x. Fuzzy Nation - John Scalzi, Jack Holloway/Isabella(?)/Mark Sullivan
x. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, Nick O'Leary/Norah Silverberg/Tris
x. Greek Mythology, Apollo/Artmeis/Daphne/Orion
x. Greek Mythology, Appollo/Artemis/Daphne/Eris

*Written for me in Yuletide.
**Written for me in Yuletide as a Yuletide treat.

more detailed requests )
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)
Fandom: Bones
Pairing: Temperence Brennan/Peyton Perotta/Daisy Wick

Fandom: Sarah Jane Adventueres
Pairing: Rani Chandra/Maria Jackson/Luke Smith

Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Samantha Carter/Jennifer Keller/Rodney McKay

Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Samantha Carter/Rodney McKay/Jeannie Miller*

Fandom: Sanctuary
Pairing: Clarra Griffin/Will Zimmerman/Kate Freelander

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Cindy Mackenzie/Veronica Mars/Madison Sinclair

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Cassidy Casablancas/Cindy Mackenzie/Lilly Kane

Fandom: Transformers (2007/2009/2011)
Pairing: Mikaela Banes/Maggie Madsen/Carly Spencer

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Cindy Mackenzie/Keith Mars/Veronica Mars*

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Pansy Parkinson/Ginevra Weasley

Fandom: Chuck
Pairing: Chuck Bartowski/Ellie Bartowski/Sarah Walker*

Fandom: Chuck
Pairing: Ellie Bartowski/Alex McHugh/Sarah Walker

Fandom: Chuck
Pairing: Ellie Bartowski/Sarah Walker/Anna Wu

Fandom: Chuck
Pairing: Chuck Bartowski/Jill Roberts/Sarah Walker*
alixtii: (weather)
The antepenultimate chapter of "Where the Heart Is"! I was hoping to have the entire thing finished before this year's Yuletide assignments were sent out. I . . . don't think that's going to happen.

Where the Heart Is (15423 words) by Alixtii
Chapters: 6/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009), Folgerscest - Fandom, Original Work, Ghost Soup Infidel Blue
Relationships: Brother/Sister, Folgerscest
Summary: After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.

Luke and Lexie go to the Hendersons' New Years Eve Eve party. But so does Gwen, and drama ensues.


( Where the Heart Is, 6/8 )
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
(N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007.)

Thank you for signing up to write a story for me! You're one of a very small group of people who offered to write for one or more of my fandoms (usually I give the stats, but what with bucket offers not showing up this year, I won't) and I love you for that alone.

If you check out my userinfo, you'll find a 'thon policy which implores that you be true first and foremost to the prompt and your muse, and to consider whether I'd like a story as, at most, a secondary concern. I stand by that, but I also recognize there is a sense that a [community profile] yuletide story is explicitly a gift in a way which most 'thon fics aren't, so feel free to surf through this journal to get a feel for me, and here's a little bit more, if you are interested, to help you understand how I relate to the specific texts and characters in the fandoms I've requested and what I might like. OTOH, don't be intimitated; this letter might demonstrate that I've thought long and hard about why I want what I want, because I'm full of myself and like to navel-gaze so you can get a feel for my tastes, but the specifics of what I'd like are intentionally vague even in my own mind.

As a reader (and, for that matter, as a writer), I'm perhaps most interested in female characters--in particular, adolescent female characters with agency--and in the relationships between them. I'm also drawn to what I call will-to-poweriness, the adolescent fantasy, the desire to exceed oneself that also draws me to things like superhero comics (one of my fandoms is, indeed, X-Men) and fantasy shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which is my main fandom). Female children and teenagers who prove themselves to be the equals (or betters) to adults because they are just that awesome are some of my favorite people to read about, and I think you can see this in many of my requests. I talk more about my love of radically autonomous young female characters in this post from 2006 and provide more examples of the specific dynamic I like and why I think it rings for me; I go on to talk about incest, but since that's not relevant for any of my requests this year you can feel free to ignore that part.

Beyond that, I like to think I'm easy to write for. I have few squicks--I'm fine with character death, BDSM, mpreg, dubcon, noncon, chan, incest--you name it, I'm probably okay with it. Just please no bashing of my favorite characters. Happy, uplifting fics are good, but so are soul-crushingly depressing ones so long as the pairings and characters get to be awesome. Ambivalent fics where we're not sure whether we should cheer or cry are probably best of all. If I didn't like existentialism and pseudo-nihilism in my fic, I wouldn't be a Joss Whedon fan.

more on illuminatus! )

more on rebecca of sunnybrook farm )



more on tgwtg )


Thank you again for writing a story for me. Be true to your own muse, make sure the girls have agency, and I'm sure I'll love the result!

Yours in La Mancha,



[archiveofourown.org profile] alixtii/ [personal profile] alixtii/ [livejournal.com profile] alixtii
Alixtii O'Krul
alixtii: Riley and Venom, from Season 4. (Riley/Venom 2)


Title: Tiens, Voilà Dix Sous, pour la Salle-de-Bains
Author: [personal profile] alixtii
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy/Darla
Summary: Taking care of one another is what this world is about.
A/N: Set in an AU season 6 where Darla was chipped instead of Spike. Spoilers for everything up to "Once More, With Feeling," say. Title from T.S. Eliot's poem "Dans le Restaurant."

Format: MP3
Length: 0:23:40
Size: 21.9 MB

Links
Original text at AO3.
Download or stream from Google.
Temporary download from Sendspace.
alixtii: (Lockers)
So, during the 20 minutes before I left for church on Sunday, I may have committed this [community profile] fic_corner treat...

To Dream a Dream (469 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Alixtii
Fandom: Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Related Fandoms
Characters: Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Alice Liddell, Original Female Character

Summary: The dreams haven't stopped for Alice Liddell, but she has learned to control them.

( To Dream a Dream )

alixtii: Riley and Venom, from the end of season 3. (Riley/Venom)
Here's the story I wrote for [community profile] fic_corner:

Punk and Circumstance (3607 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Alixtii
Fandom: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Relationship: Nick O'Leary/Norah Silverberg
Characters: Nick O'Leary, Norah Silverberg, Caroline (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist), Tris (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist), Ira Silverberg

Summary: Nick attends the Sacred Heart graduation ceremonies--and the surprisingly intimate afterparty.


( Punk and Circumstance )


alixtii: Peter and Valentine Wiggin, from the Ender's Game comic book. (Ender's Game)
I left a comment on the Yuletide fandom promotion post advertising Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. I'd also like to promote the other two fandoms I plan on nominating, The Illuminatus! Trilogy and That Guy With the Glasses, but I really don't have the least clue how to go about it. They're not easy fandoms to explain, exactly.

(All three fandoms are ones I made requests for last year, so my Dear Yulewriter Letter ought to be pretty easy to write this year. And whatever won't get written will qualify for the Some Day My Fic Will Come Challenge.)

In the meantime, I'm making last-minute edits to my [community profile] fic_corner story. Stories are supposed to go live tomorrow, but there's still one participant who hasn't yet gotten a fic written for them, so if you can write something for Dreamdark series - Laini Taylor, Snow Eyes series - Stephanie A. Smith, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun, or Ultra Maniac then go here; if you can write for Dark Is Rising Sequence – Susan Cooper then go here.

Looking at the fandoms, it looks like the [community profile] fic_corner story written for me will be either Ender's Game or The A.I. Gang both of which would be awesome.

I had hoped to have completely finished Where the Heart Is by the time Yuletide assignments went out, but that's looking unlikely at this point. Although the antepenultimate chapter is mostly finished at this point, so hopefully I will get a chance to post it at least sometime in the next few weeks. I really do love those wacky incestuous kids. The sequel Where They Have to Take You In and prequel "One's Birthplace, Ratified by Memory" mostly just exist in my brain at this point. As does quite a bit of MCU fic, including a bunch of genderswap fic (Stephanie/Coulson, Toni/Natasha, Clint/girl!Thor) as well as sequels to The Caged Birds (including Coulson/Darcy, Tony/Pepper/Jane, and Bruce/Natasha fics).
alixtii: Player from <i>Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?</i> playing the game. (Default)


Title: The Whipping Girl
Author: [personal profile] alixtii
Fandom: Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card
Pairing: Peter Wiggin/Valentine Wiggin (note that that is a sibling incest pairing)
Summary: He loves her for her martyrdom.
A/N: Set in an AU where Val didn't leave to go with Ender but stayed with Peter instead

Format: MP3
Length: 0:06:37
Size: 6.41 MB

Links
Original text at AO3.
Download or stream from Google.
Temporary download from Sendspace.

*headdesk*

Jul. 3rd, 2014 03:53 pm
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
So I'm working on the antepenultimate chapter of Where the Heart Is and I just found out that Côte d’Ivoire is in the northern hemisphere.

I went back over the previously posted chapters and I don't think I actually wrote anything incorrect. The 2nd sentence of the fic says "the very notion of a White Christmas seems more than a little alien" but that'd still be true no matter what.

But, still. Obviously with a fic like this one worries about being unintentionally appropriative--or at least more so than the source canon itself commits one to--but it never occurred to me that I might put a country in the wrong frakking hemisphere.

Oh, well. Disaster averted.
alixtii: Peter and Valentine Wiggin, from the Ender's Game comic book. (Ender's Game)
Hey there!

I love children's lit because it is so what I call will-to-poweriness or the adolescent fantasy, as I discuss at length in this post from 2006. I'm particularly fond of female protagonists, and female children and teenagers who prove themselves to be the equals (or betters) to adults because they are just that awesome are some of my favorite people to read about, and kid's lit delivers with many great examples.

I have few squicks--I'm fine with character death, BDSM, mpreg, dubcon, noncon, chan, incest--you name it, I'm probably okay with it. Just please no bashing of my favorite characters. Happy, uplifting fics are good, but so are soul-crushingly depressing ones so long as the pairings and characters get to be awesome. Ambivalent fics where we're not sure whether we should cheer or cry are probably best of all. If I didn't like existentialism and pseudo-nihilism in my fic, I wouldn't be a Joss Whedon fan.

You really don't have to worry about ruining my childhood or anything like that.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Squad, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, The Neverending Story, Ender's Game, The A.I. Gang )
alixtii: (Friendship)
They Don't Talk About It (299 words) by Alixtii
Fandom: Pitch Perfect (2012)
Relationships: Kimmy Jin & Beca Mitchell
Characters: Beca Mitchell, Kimmy Jin
Additional Tags: POV Female Character, Female Friendship, Roommates, Past Tense, Introverts
Summary: They don't talk about being roommates again their sophomore year, because--if you hadn't noticed--Beca and Kimmy Jin never talk to each other about anything if they can help it, unless it is to insult or snark at each other.

( They Don't Talk About It )

alixtii: Peter and Valentine Wiggin, from the Ender's Game comic book. (Ender's Game)
At long last, Chapter 5 of "Where the Heart Is" is up!

Where the Heart Is (11813 words) by Alixtii
Chapters: 5/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009), Folgerscest - Fandom, Original Work, Ghost Soup Infidel Blue
Relationships: Brother/Sister, Folgerscest
Summary: After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.

Containing ice skating, a traumatic head injury, a dream sequence, a walk in the park, a meal at a fancy French restaurant, and hot car sex!


( Where the Heart Is, 5/8 )
alixtii: (Flare)
In addition to my two Yuletide fics, Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) and Eternal Recurrence (Avalon High), I also wrote two other fics in 2013:

Stringing the Labyrinth (A Watcher's Remix), a remix of [archiveofourown.org profile] Valyssia's fic Walk About written for [community profile] buffy_remix 2013;

and The Caged Birds, my sequel to my MCU/XMM crossover Four Times Tony Stark Met Erik Lensherr (And One Time He Didn't).
alixtii: (weather)
So for Yuletide 2013, I wrote two fics. My main assignment was Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) for [archiveofourown.org profile] take_liberties, and I wrote Eternal Recurrence (Avalon High) as a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela

I got the idea for "Where the Heart Is" during last year's Yuletide, and desperately wanted to receive the Folgerscest assignment this year because I knew my idea was too ambitious for me to undertake it without being assigned it. Even as it was, I was forced to scale it back somewhat and only posted three chapters, hoping they could stand alone as a somewhat self-contained unit. My recipient did express interest in reading more when I completed it, though, so even before reveals happened I posted the fourth chapter, which is one of my favorites, and at this point I fully plan on writing the full eight chapters my original idea called for.

As of this writing, I have over 7K words posted to AO3, which if I may say so myself is pretty impressive considering the source canon is about 45 seconds long.

My original idea for "Where the Heart Is" was pretty simple: what if the brother had been away in West Africa for several years instead of months, and what if he asked his sister to go back to Africa with him? Percolating in my mind for a year meant that many little details began to develop and enrich the original premise, and I knew I would have enough material to fill eight chapters, one covering each of the eight days from Christmas Day to New Years Day. This became even more true as I began writing: the cousin Gwen, for example, was a relatively late addition, inspired by the Gwen Stacey debacle.

As I was preparing my sign-ups and reading letters, I was preparing possible fics I could write, any one of which I could write as a main assignment and/or a treat. I wanted to write Folgerscest as my main assignment desperately, but I had several different fic ideas in different fandoms ready to write: a Cinderella genderfuck piece, a Little Mermaid f/f fix-it, a Honor Harrington casefile, a Belle/Aurora college AU, etc. Many of these are started and may be completed at some future point. 

One fic I more or less finished even before assignments went out, however, was "Eternal Recurrence." I enjoyed the Disney Channel movie Avalon High just as much as r [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela did, and wanted to see more fanfic for much the same reasons. In particular, though, I shipped Allie/Jen, because I'm a femslasher and Arthur/Gwen is already canon. So one night at work an idea for a fic came to mind, and by the time I got home I had it pretty much all worked out in my head, from the use of the toy lightsaber to slice a watermelon to the game of truth and dare around the campfire. I immediately typed it all up (sans the flashback, which I filled in right before the deadline) when I got home, and then put it on the back-burner as I continued to work on "Where the Heart Is" and my other treat ideas. 

I'd be interested in writing a continuation of "Eternal Recurrence," too, where Allie and Jen really need to come to terms with being married in a past life and in which Nina Mallory (briefly mentioned in my fic) is revealed to indeed be Nimue, but I'm definitely going to focus on finishing the expanded version of "Where the Heart Is" first. 

Where the Heart Is (7194 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] take_liberties
by Alixtii

Chapters: 4/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009) and Folgerscest - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Brother/Sister, folgerscest
Characters: Brother - Character, Sister, Father, Mother, Original Characters, Semi-Original Characters - Character
Additional Tags: Sibling Incest, Brother-Sister Relationships, Cousins, Homecoming, Leaving Home, Present Tense, POV Third Person Limited, Christmas, Christmas Morning, Christmas Presents, Christmas Dinner, Holidays, Family Drama, Dysfunctional Family, Family Secrets, Secret Relationship, Forbidden Love, Hetcest, yuleporn, Het, Folgerscest - Freeform, Shower Sex, Bathroom Sex, Television Watching, Watching Movies Together, Romance, Bathing/Washing, Difficult Decisions, Parent-Child Relationship, Cousin-Cousin Relationship, Yuletide 2013, Coffee, Card Games, United States, West Africa, Slow Build, Skype, Male Friendship, Old Friends, Reuniting with Friends, Poker, Rummy, Roman Catholicism, Catholic Guilt, Catholic Characters, POV Male Character, POV: Brother

Summary:

After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.


Eternal Recurrence
(1220 words) for [archiveofourown.org profile] amathela
by Alixtii

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avalon High (2010)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Choose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Allie Pennington/Will Wagner, Lance Benwick/Jen, Allie Pennington/Jen, Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac
Characters: Allie Pennington, Will Wagner, Miles (Avalon High), Lance Benwick, Jen (Avalon High), Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere (Arthurian)
Additional Tags: Truth or Dare, Campfires, Watermelons, Past Lives, Underage Drinking, Kissing, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Past Tense, Plastic Lightsaber Toy, Excalibur, First Kiss

Summary:

A campfire, a six-pack, a watermelon, a game, and two first kisses.

alixtii: (Hope)
So yesterday was Dec. 25, which means fic! I got Ce Sera Serra, a plotty Chloe/Riley/Andi fic for Serra Elinson's YA paranormal romance Awoken.

I also wrote two fics this year. Feel free to guess below; comments are screened. I'll unscreen comments which aren't guesses unless you tell me not to.
alixtii: Peter and Valentine Wiggin, from the Ender's Game comic book. (Ender's Game)
(N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007.)

Thank you for signing up to write a story for me! You're one of a very small group of people who offered to write for one or more of my fandoms (usually I give the stats, but what with bucket offers not showing up this year, I won't) and I love you for that alone.

If you check out my userinfo, you'll find a 'thon policy which implores that you be true first and foremost to the prompt and your muse, and to consider whether I'd like a story as, at most, a secondary concern. I stand by that, but I also recognize there is a sense that a [community profile] yuletide story is explicitly a gift in a way which most 'thon fics aren't, so feel free to surf through this journal to get a feel for me, and here's a little bit more, if you are interested, to help you understand how I relate to the specific texts and characters in the fandoms I've requested and what I might like. OTOH, don't be intimitated; this letter might demonstrate that I've thought long and hard about why I want what I want, because I'm full of myself and like to navel-gaze so you can get a feel for my tastes, but the specifics of what I'd like are intentionally vague even in my own mind.

As a reader (and, for that matter, as a writer), I'm perhaps most interested in female characters--in particular, adolescent female characters with agency--and in the relationships between them. I'm also drawn to what I call will-to-poweriness, the adolescent fantasy, the desire to exceed oneself that also draws me to things like superhero comics (one of my fandoms is, indeed, X-Men) and fantasy shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which is my main fandom). Female children and teenagers who prove themselves to be the equals (or betters) to adults because they are just that awesome are some of my favorite people to read about, and I think you can see this in many of my requests. I talk more about my love of radically autonomous young female characters in this post from 2006 and provide more examples of the specific dynamic I like and why I think it rings for me; I go on to talk about incest, but since that's not relevant for any of my requests this year you can feel free to ignore that part.

Beyond that, I like to think I'm easy to write for. I have few squicks--I'm fine with character death, BDSM, mpreg, dubcon, noncon, chan, incest--you name it, I'm probably okay with it. Just please no bashing of my favorite characters. Happy, uplifting fics are good, but so are soul-crushingly depressing ones so long as the pairings and characters get to be awesome. Ambivalent fics where we're not sure whether we should cheer or cry are probably best of all. If I didn't like existentialism and pseudo-nihilism in my fic, I wouldn't be a Joss Whedon fan.

more on illuminatus! )

more on rebecca of sunnybrook farm )

more on awoken )

more on tgwtg )

more on honor harrington )

Thank you again for writing a story for me. Be true to your own muse, make sure the girls have agency, and I'm sure I'll love the result!

Yours in La Mancha,



[archiveofourown.org profile] alixtii/ [personal profile] alixtii/ [livejournal.com profile] alixtii
Alixtii O'Krul
alixtii: Princess Leia of Hungary from The Black Adder. (Princess)
So I decided to ditch my Tart nomination, in favor of a slate of nominations which now looks like this:

  1. ?! Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson :

     
    Characters
    • ?! Miss Portinari
  2.  Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan :

     
    Characters
    •  Rebecca Randall
    •  Emma Jane Perkins
  3.  That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome :

     
    Characters
    •  Nostalgia Critic
    •  Nostalgia Chick
    •  Mara Wilson (That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome)
    •  Evilina (That Guy with the Glasses/Channel Awesome)
  4. ?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen :

     
    Characters
    • ?! Bree (Awoken)
    • ?! Andromeda Slate
    • ?! Scarlett Epistola
    • ?! Chloe Bay

alixtii: Peter and Valentine Wiggin, from the Ender's Game comic book. (Ender's Game)
As of this writing, my nominations for Yuletide are:

  1. Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson :

    Characters
    • ?! Miss Portinari
  2. ?! Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggan :

    Characters
    • ?! Rebecca Randall
    • ?! Emma Jane Perkins
  3. ?! Tart (2001) :

    Characters
    • ?! Cat Storm
    • ?! Eloise Logan
    • ?! Grace Bailey
    • ?! Heather von Strum
  4. ?! Awoken - Serra Elinsen :

    Characters
    • ?! Bree (Awoken)
    • ?! Andromeda Slate
    • ?! Scarlett Epistola
    • ?! Chloe Bay


Comments, questions, requests?
alixtii: Jerin carrying Odelia, from the cover of A Brother's Price. (Brother's Price)
Yuletide nominations are upon us! That means its time for my annual post where I solicit suggestions as to which of my options as recorded in this list I ought to nominate. As in many years past, my nominating The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy is pretty much certain, but everything else is at least potentially up for grabs.

I've made a few additions to my list of possible suggestions, so you might want to take a look at it. I'd especially appreciate it if you could provide any needed corrections for character names, since many of the books I added I only own in audiobook and don't always remember the last, and in some cases even the first, names of the character. I know The Squad in particular is in some disarray. *eyes [personal profile] fox1013*

Again, the list is here.

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