|Subject:||Yuletide Letter 2015|
[Some copy-paste from last letter!]
Hi! This is my third year in Yuletide! (Skipped last year because busyness! Though I’m busy this year too but HEY) First thing you should know in general is that I am very very easy to please so no need to fret over your gift, because I will most likely love it, as fic gifts always makes me happy! I have loved all the gifts I received. I like a wide range of genres, from gen to romance to humor to adventure to tragic, including some AU’s, as well as smut. And though I’ve written some prompts for my chosen fandoms, please feel free to use your own ideas if you want to! I just have a few preferences for fic;
For my kinks, I’m very vanilla because that’s how I roll. I’m not into most aspects of BDSM, nor do I like scat/watersports and other extreme things. I’m partial to dub-con just fine, but like to refrain from outright non-con if a story has that. Definitely into more consensual happenings when it comes to smut, whether it be het, slash, or femslash. For gen, I love plotty stories, whether it be expanding on a certain part of the canon, or going into AU territory. Such as when an AU just takes the canon into a different plot direction, or transform into something else entirely, such as coffee-shop, space opera, urban and the like. AU’s that I’m -not- into are of the high-school variety. I’m also not interested in the a/b/o universe, along with most of the aspects of it, such as mpreg. (I do like soul bonds though, so I’m cool with that!)
Characters: Simon Jarrett, Catherine Chun, WAU
So I really like scary games, and SOMA is no exception. It’s bit different then the other games by the Frictional team, but the sci-fi setting and the WAU just made it all for me. And I liked Simon more than I thought I would, probably because of that gut-punch of an ending.
I’m yearning for fic dealing with the Simon that was left behind in the Abyss. Whether you want to go the route of things getting better for him, maybe he can fix Catherine, or he’s able to travel to the surface, or deal with his misery at being the last human alive, I’ll love them both. And cry. You can also write about the Simon in the ARK. Does he know about his other self? Is he really happy there? How do he and Catherine interact there? The possibilities are endless! You could even go into some study over the WAU. It’s initial happenings before the world was messed up, or how people perceived over time. It’s not supposed to actually have a consciousness, or does it??
I’m not particularly into shipping for this fandom. I like Simon and Catherine as friends, but if your muse takes you into that direction, then go for it! I’m still fine with them as a pairing. Whatever idea you’re inspired by, I want to read it!
Fandom: Death Gate Cycle
Characters: Haplo, Alfred Montbank, Marit, The Labyrinth
Okay, I really love Death Gate Cycle to an unbelievable point, and I just want stories about this universe to exist. About any characters, in all kinds of situations! But for my preference, I do have a love for both Alfred and Haplo, so I’ll definitely say that I would love stories centering around these two and their relationship towards each other. As my OTP of all OTP’s, I want all the ship fic for them. Whether canon-diverging fic, post-canon fic, or an AU-type of fic! And for AU’s, I’m definitely leaning towards modern-setting fic… maybe one where Alfred is a college professor? JUST IMAGINE IT.
Over time, I’ve also started to really develop a fondness for Alfred/Haplo/Marit, and would love poly fic for them. Can still be very gen, or maybe just how a poly trio would come about with them. And all taking care of their kids! HAPPY FAMILY. WHOA I’m too affected by this. Of course, just detailing the three as a wonderful friendship is just as good.
[The character for the Labyrinth didn't show up in the sign-ups, but it's still in the tag sets, SO, putting this here still] Another possible prompt could be some fic about the Labyrinth itself. The books strongly hint that it’s sentient, and that it seems to be afraid of Alfred, and Haplo as well. I think there’s a lot you could do here; maybe a first-POV from the Labyrinth’s perspective, or have it interact with Alfred and Haplo with some weird telepathy thing. I’d also accept some dark fic for this certain character, as the Labyrinth shows that it’ll do plenty of horrible things in its goal for everyone’s so-called redemption.
BONUS: This is just a super special extra if you wanna do it. I’ve been wanting some smutty fic for Haplo and Alfred for the longest time, but definitely only if you feel comfortable with writing it. Fade-to-black or just some implications are totally fine with me. This also applies to Alfred/Haplo/Marit too, because poly threesomes are neat. My kinks are still vanilla for them regardless.
Fandom: Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Characters: Colette Brunel, Tenebrae
Glad Tales of Symphonia got in! Even if it’s only the sequel… I’m not a huge fan of the sequel in terms of how it treated the characters, but it did introduce some interesting political upheaval, which it could’ve gone further with but eh. I would be fine with either plotty fic dealing with the situation, or something more lighthearted! I definitely did get a soft-spot for Tenebrae. A fic expanding on his role in the game, or on his origins before the game would be great. It’s mentioned that he met Mithos’ group during the Kharlan War- what event happened between them? How does his interaction with them affect his interaction with the people he’s with now? I’d be happy with virtually anything with Tenebrae as a central role.
I’m really excited that Colette Brunel is also a nominated character. She’s no longer the Chosen, and as shown by Marta, there are people that blame her for certain tragedies that have occurred, and Lloyd is currently missing/ having hurtful rumors flying around him. For fic with her, I’d still love Tenebrae to play a role, and maybe he helps her deal with these things in his own special, sarcastic way. And Colette has always had a love for dogs, so some fun, fluffy fic with her and Tenebie/Paw Pads/Brae Brae would be neat! If you even want to go into some shippy territory with them, I’m all for that too! Perhaps Tenebrae can shape shift into a human form?
BONUS: For a very, very optional detail, I have a fondness for Lloyd/Colette too, so if you want to add that to your story, I wouldn’t mind seeing it! Maybe Lloyd also has his own interactions with Tenebrae as well.
Fandom: Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleepwalker
Characters: Edgar Huntly, Edny Clithero
This is such a curious story. Edgar Huntly, in his search for the answers to his friend Waldegrave’s death, discovers the suffering Clithero and then proceeds to become completely obsessed with him. A lot of gothic atmosphere, inner conflict and really weird connections between Edgar and Clithero. Any fic describing about these two, maybe a focus on Edgar’s strange savior complex he has for Clithero, would be awesome. Can take place during the story, or maybe after? Perhaps Clithero never got to escape, and maybe Edgar stops him? Introspective or dark fic is great, and definitely some shipping is encouraged, especially highlighting the weird fascination that Edgar has with Clithero. (Smut is good, too.)
If you want a copy to help refresh your memory (or are reading it for the very first time!) there's a free copy of the novel over here.
Fandom: Beyond Good and Evil
Characters: Jade, Pey’j
I really loved this game! Jade and Pey’j were my favorites, and I’m still waiting for them to come back for the sequel. But since that won’t happen for another 20 years (sigh) some fic that dealt with the aftereffects of the game would be awesome. I’d love plotty fic, or some feel-good family fic. Some possible prompts, the end of the game showed Pey’j infected with the Dom’z stuff, so maybe how does he deal with it? How long does he keep this from Jade? Or maybe some pre-canon fic, of younger Jade growing up with her uncle. As you can see, I really love these two a lot, and some wonderful family stuff, along with some plot, would be really wonderful. Since they’re family, this is the one fandom where I don’t want ships/romance. But for gen, you’re free to write whatever comes to mind!
Thanks so much for reading my letter! All of these are optional details still! As long as some of my dislikes for certain things aren’t too touched upon, I know I’ll love what you come up with. Feel free to ask me any questions if you want. See you on Christmas!