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I spent my morning making this hopefully eyecatching reminder because I don't want you to have the same fannish scare that I did. #fannish-world-problems

Self, I thought, you should check on Yuletide and see if the ball has started rolling yet. ANSWER: YES, DEAR GOD.

PSA for all those like me:

Yuletide signups close Monday, October 14, 2013.
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Today I started posting my old Yuletide and some other stories to AO3 (yes, I know one of them I just posted last night, but I forgot AO3 was a thing!):

King's Sword, Kingdom's Own (NYR 2008)
Tortall - Tamora Pierce, Raoul, Alanna, Jonathan, Thayet, Gary
"This," Raoul mimicked Haryse's gesture, "is the natural outcome of too many days spent reading about supply line logistics. I'm preserving my health of mind."

As Jonathan gathers the pieces of his kingdom in the wake of the coronation rebellion, Raoul can't shake a feeling of creeping stagnation.

The Protection Racket
Leverage, OT3 UST, Parker, Alec, Eliot
Eliot doesn’t look at her when she sits down. He’s got his fingers pressed against the bridge of his nose like he’s got a hangover. That’s when Alec notices they aren’t speaking to each other.

Transitions
Books of the Raksura, Moon, Jade, Chime, a little bit OT3, a little bit not
“You are not going to get stolen,” Jade said. It was almost the only thing she’d said since it’d happened.

Searching for Sharks (NYR 2008)
Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Mendanbar/Cimorene, Modern AU
"Sharks, sir? Really?" Willin said. "Forgive me, it's just--are you sure this is the image the company wants to send?"

The Enchanted Forest meets the Pacific Northwest, academia, virtual reality -- and Cimorene.
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From prompts here, two pictures (so far):


Tortall - Tamora Pierce, George and Alanna from [dreamwidth.org profile] monanotlisa's prompt here, which was basically "ALANNA, OBVSL." and hating the cold. ♥


Hawaii 5-0, from [livejournal.com profile] jimandblair's prompt here about Steve and Grace building a sand castle.
pentapus: (RW Ryo tiger samurai)
I got:
To Fall in Snow, Still Burning by [archiveofourown.org profile] snarkydame
Ronin Warriors | Yoroiden Samurai Troopers -- Sanada Ryou, Hashiba Touma, and others

Ryou has a fever. But the Samurai Troopers don't get sick.
Which starts with a familiar h/c scenario that turns out to have hidden, plotty teeth. EERIE hidden, plotty teeth. I loved it.

And THEN, I got a SECOND RW/YST story for Yuletide Madness. It is a steampunk AU but reads seamlessly as a spaceship AU as well, so you can pick your favorite. :) My favorite part may be the offscreen image of Xiu and Touma tag-teaming the engine repairs.
in the sea of the sky by [archiveofourown.org profile] spoke
Ronin Warriors | Yoroiden Samurai Troopers -- Sanada Ryou, Hashiba Touma

It’s a little strange, going down to the engine room without hearing it roar.
I wrote:
Drinks for All at the Peak by [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus
Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold -- Byerly Vorrutyer, Dono Vorrutyer | Donna Vorrutyer

"Rage is going to get me through this," Donna purred.
And
Ten Mountains by [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus
Tortall - Tamora Pierce -- Buriram Tourakom/Raoul of Goldenlake and Malorie's Peak, Thayet jian Wilima

It both did and didn’t make sense that she ended up in the comfortable mess that was the common room of the King’s Own – not the one upstairs with the Carthaki rugs and the gold frames on the mirrors, but the one downstairs, where the upholstery had gone bare on the couch arms and one of the wall hangings was an axe that had slain a giant.
I really enjoyed yuletide this year, from desperately trying to get a handle on the Vorrutyers (Donna! By!) to deciding that I could write a whole yuletide treat. Oh, Yuletide. ♥ For which I had to explain both yuletide and fandom to my traveling companions and then borrow the trip netbook on overnight trains to finish. Thank you, Dear Author Letters, for providing both a hilarious Good Eats prompt (Pangalactic Gargleblasters! Lembas!) and a prompt about the tragic romantic past of the Emperor and Chifu (Mulan) when I most needed to illustrate the true nature of yuletide. ♥ ♥

(Though I was really sad that nobody requested Tharkay so that I could have gotten our Asian Studies geek to help me write epistolary fic of Professor Owen Lattimore's observations of Tharkay's journal. Apparently that guy is a Serious Dude in Central Asian Studies.)
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Dear Yuletide Author,


Hi, hi! I am so excited I keep editing minute details of this letter because it's the only way I can cope with waiting for assignments. XD

First off, thank you for signing up to write some of my favorite wee fandoms. Every fandom I requested this year is a fandom in which any story, of any shape or size will make me happy. So go where inspiration takes you! (ETA: I'm sorry, I did edit this just recently because I realized I hadn't said this clearly anywhere.)

I threw a number of prompts at you because I know for me, “Write anything!” is the most difficult thing to write. I hope I gave you something you could get a grip on, or at least some clues about my favorites kinds of stories.

More on that... the infamous optional details )

Fandoms:
(Last year, when I was binge-reading everyone else’s yuletide letters, I realized that I wanted to read everyone’s prompts and their comments, not just their comments on their prompts… so I included my prompts in mine this year.)

More optional details: Temeraire, Tortall by Tamora Pierce, Scrapped Princess, Prince of Persia )

That’s all for my requests. I hope you found something in there that helps you. If not, no worries. You are writing a story in a wee, tiny fandom of my heart. I already love it. Thank you!

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