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Dear Yulegoat!

(Why am I calling you a Yulegoat? I don't even know. I think it's the fault of [personal profile] futuresoon.)

First things first, thank you thank you THANK YOU! for offering to write me a nice story! That is very sweet of you, and I am super pleased and excited about it. I can't wait to read it and squee a lot and twirl around in circles. (This is not exaggeration, I get really excited when people write me stories.)

Second thing second, you are writing a story set in a universe I love. This means that I want you to write something that you are comfortable with writing --I am a person who really enjoys dirty dirty porn, but I also really enjoy worldbuilding and genfic and fluffy shmoopy g-rated kissies. If your kinks are not my kinks, please don't force yourself to write something you feel oogy or awkward about just because I would swoon.

Thirdly, as you've noticed from my prompts, I babble WAY TOO MUCH and have a lot of opinions on things. Here, have a few more!

general stuff )

sex/kink/porn stuff )

Fourthly, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I so hope this letter is helpful!

Lastly, if you think it would help or you want to waste some time, here is the list of some of my current favourite fanfics:

This is Where it Starts (Middleman, a fic I consider to be friggin _canon_ at this point, it's so good and so right. Platonic Lacey and DubDub --how they met their first year of college.)

Marvelous Things (Homestuck. Incredibly sweet coming of sexuality story re: demisexuality. I squee'd all over the place at this one. See also the sequel, Amazing Places.)

Two Daves No Waiting (Homestuck, porn without plot, two copies of one character equals instant _awesome_ threesome.)

Asteroid Docking Procedures (Homestuck, porn with light plot, denial/waiting, Karkat/John with great xeno to it. I like my aliens as weird as possible --I love the idea of coming across an equal intelligence with a completely different physicality and figuring out how to share pleasure.)

The Naked Quidditch Match (Harry Potter, very silly. If you're gonna do silly, make it at least this good and you're golden.)

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Harry Potter, as raised by scientists with the ideals of the enlightenment. This is the smartest fanfiction I have ever read in my life, and I regularly recommend it to people who normally wouldn't touch a fic. 80+ chapters, all of them hilarious and smart and wonderful.)

Geniuses (Calvin (of "& Hobbes") and Jason Fox (of Foxtrot) slash. This is pretty much my biggest OTP of all time. If you want to disregard my entire Yuletide list and write me a Calvin/Jason fic from the geniuses universe, that would be okay too.)

The Paladin Protocol (Big Bang Theory, Sheldon/Penny, how they got together. Long but lovely. It is my favourite domestific, and my favourite "how it started" fic.)

From Degas to Vegas (Despicable Me, sweet Christmas-based Father-Daughter fic. Look, I just really love platonic daddy-daughter stuff. It's just so sweet and empowering and lovely.)

Thri-Kreen Erotica (DnD Creatures, so not strictly traditional fanfic, but still close enough. It's porn. It's pretty damn great xeno porn. Yep!)

My previous Yuletide gifts:
2010: Four Times Alexis Was The Adult (and one more) (Castle, platonic Alexis/Rick running around and just...being wonderful together. Melts my happy little heart.)

2011: The Raucous Rodent Regalement (Middleman/Narbonic crossover. This is the fic that finally scratched the itch I've had my whole life for a proper Watson Family Father/Daughter Platonic Warmfuzzy Fic. AND it did so by bringing in Helen Narbon and OH MY GOD is this great stuff.)

Primetime 2012: Five College Careers Alexis Castle Might Consider (and the Consequences Thereof) (Castle, what can I say, I just really love Alexis and people apparently pick up on that and write amazing things for her. The best part of this by far is her becoming a pirate queen and singing up and down the coastline. No really!)

Yay!

~Sor
MOOP!

ETA! 2012/11/02 It has been brought to my attention that apparently I should include my actual prompts so that people who want to write me treats can do so. I am sorta tilting my head at this and going "wait, people want to write me treats what in hell's name?" but sure. Sure, why not.

So, actual prompts under cut: Middleman, St. Trinian's, Parasol Protectorate, and Disney Princesses )
sorcyress: Drawing of me as a pirate, standing in front of the Boston Citgo sign (Default)
This is going to be my Not Ready for Primetime letter.

Yes, I'm doing another fanfic exchange. Lord help me, I'm a fool.

~Sor
MOOP!
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I wonder if there is some sort of inverse relationship between the number of posts I make today, and the number of comments I receive on all those posts. I suspect I will quickly become annoying and awful and you will all hate me. I look forward to it!

Anyways, the Yuletide stories have finally revealed authors, and that means I can link you to my two (both of which I assure you are horrible, just so you don't get to thinking that they're well written or anything.)

The first is my actual assignment. The prompt read "Ford and Arthur are stranded on a planet where it gets very cold at night and they have to huddle together for warmth." Now, I've been shipping weird ass-Hitchhikers crack for years. So, I present to you The Cold Sands of Anatidae. Spoiler: Ford and Arthur huddle together for warmth.

The second was my first ever random gift. I was browsing through the requests list, and had this moment of flail that there was someone out there who loved both Middleman and Black Books. It's Christmas Eve, I don't have anything better going on, "what can I write that combines these two".

Apparently I could write The Seven Stolen Books of Westminster Abbey which, uh, might turn into a series of stories, all crossing the Middlefolk with various other fandoms. (New headcanon: Roxy and Anya (from Buffy) totally hang out and are friends.)

I figure my journal might have a slightly higher than usual percentage of people who've seen both Black Books and Middleman, because I do evangelize both so thoroughly. And if you've somehow missed them, go and watch all the source material.

YAY YULETIDE. YAY STORIES. YAY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

~Sor
MOOP!
sorcyress: A character from a comic about the maintenance workers of the universe, holding a thumbs up and saying "MOOP!" (Zonker MOOP!)
I've really not been writing much this week. Sorry? I don't know.

I'm back in Somerville. My biggest current project is "fanfiction" followed loosely by "what do I do for New Years (since staying at home and writing fanfiction is inappropriate in a number of ways)". Also, there's something about Dante, especially as my Christmas gift for myself was the notebook I wrote the very first draft of Dante in, back in aught-four.

I am not allowed to open it until I have finished the current draft. Damn my impossible rules!

The fanfiction project is sorta because I wound up missing the deadline for a couple of homestuck fic-swaps, but I was able to sign up as a pinch-hitter. So, I did all my Yuletide nonsense (I wrote twice as many stories as last year1) and now I'm signing up to write all sorts of homestuck nonsense. But of course, comments have started coming in on the Yuletide stuff, and some of them have ~*~ideas~*~ that I'm eager to poke at. If I was really good, I'd manage to write them before the author reveal, but I really need to go poke at source material first.

New Years is...I need something to do. I've been formally invited to -I believe- four parties, and informally invited to a party that wasn't happening but is possibly being hosted by other people in the household and maybe I'm invited by them and I'm not really sure what's going on there. If nothing else, this is providing an interesting analysis of what constitutes a "New Years" in my mind. There has to be counting, there has to be many geeky people, and games. And if I'm being perfectly honest with myself, there is supposed to be kissing immediately after midnight. Starting with boyfriends and working my way out to make sure everyone in the damn house gets a kiss on the cheek.

I mentioned last year that New Years is my holiday for relationships. I don't think that fact has changed, but this is literally the first year since...04/052? that there's not even the possibility spending time with someone I'm dating.

So that's...weird. Weird enough that, in my sortof current perpetually exhausted state, I really have been starting to wonder if the right answer is to just...disappear for a night. Spend New Years alone, writing or meditating, or sleeping.

That is, of course, the other thing. Work has the nasty habit of taking up a significant portion of my energy. It's physically difficult --lots of being on my feet all day and carrying/reaching things-- but more importantly, it's socially difficult. Not in the way you'd expect --I don't get much introvert-drop from dealing with customers (or coworkers, although they are harder) all day. But having my schedule so roughly controlled by someone else? Arrrrrg, no. No, is bad. I've been missing or late to dance things, I've started going to bed before the people I normally stay up late talking to do, and when I do make it to happy friendly groups of people, I'm a lot less capable than normal of dealing with them. I've been sitting in a lot of corners lately, because that's what happens when I am out of energy. I find claustrophobic spaces in which I can recharge.

I've also gotten more self-deprecating, but that's something I can handle. It's not like I'm not always in such a state, just some days I'm more vocal about it, and start crossing the line between entertaining and annoying/worrysome.

Okay. Now I have ~things~ to write, and more importantly, I need to figure out if I'm going to attempt (and probably fail) to go on adventures tonight after work. And also I need to get ready for work. And probably I ought to shower.

Catch you lot later.

~Sor
MOOP!

1: So, two.
2: Okay, so, 05/06 I was dating Blue but she couldn't come. 06/07 I was single, except that kSatyr and I were pretty obviously going to start dating (and he might have thought we already had). 07/08 I was also single, but hahahah, that was the New Years where I started kicking ass at being poly.
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HI AUTHOR HI AUTHOR HI AUTHOR!

I am pretty excited about this whole Yuletide thing. It's my second year doing it, so I've gotten rid of some of the jitters, and am now all about the excitement value. This is my letter to you, giving you a little bit of a better idea of what I'm interested in.

First off, I am super super happy that you want to write for one of my obscure and strange little fandoms. This is awesome! I will be happy with whatever sort of madness you write, because you wrote it for me, and that is pretty great of you.

At any rate, as you might have noticed from the COPIOUS NOTES I provided in my prompt, I babble too much. Have some EVEN MORE babbling! yay babble! )

If you think it will help, or if you want to waste some time, here are some of my favourite fanfics:

This is Where it Starts (Middleman, a fic I consider to be friggin _canon_ at this point, it's so good and so right. Platonic Lacey and DubDub --how they met their first year of college.)

Marvelous Things (Homestuck. Incredibly sweet coming of sexuality story re: demisexuality. I squee'd all over the place at this one.)

Two Daves No Waiting (Homestuck, porn without plot, two copies of one character equals instant _awesome_ threesome.)

The Naked Quidditch Match (Harry Potter, very silly.)

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Harry Potter, as raised by scientists with the ideals of the enlightenment. Four hundred thousand billion words, all of them hilarious and smart and wonderful.)

Harry Potter and the Eagle of Truthiness (Harry Potter/Stephen Colbert crossover. Guess who the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher is?)

Geniuses (Calvin (of "& Hobbes") and Jason Fox (of Foxtrot) slash. This is pretty much my biggest OTP of all time. If you want to disregard my entire Yuletide list and write me a Calvin/Jason fic from the geniuses universe, that would be okay too.)

Once More, With Feeling (BBC's Sherlock, him and John getting together partly due to parental meddling and OH it is so good)

The Paladin Protocol (Big Bang Theory, Sheldon/Penny, how they got together. Long but lovely.)

And last, but DEFINITELY not least, by Yuletide gift from last year:
Four Times Alexis Was The Adult (and one more) (Castle, platonic Alexis/Rick running around and just...being wonderful together. Melts my happy little heart.)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

~Sor
MOOP!
sorcyress: Drawing of me as a pirate, standing in front of the Boston Citgo sign (Default)
So, I've decided to do Yuletide, despite having little-to-no experience in the world of internet fandom, and a nearly debilitating fear that I will do Everything Wrong and make the entire internet hate me. Or inadvertently find myself in the middle of OMGDRAMA.

Allegations that I just want to grow up to be Racheline someday are...well, completely true but have nothing to do with this. I just really like the concept of the Yuletide project, and anything that has a chance of getting me middlefic is a thing that I fully support.




Anyways. Dear person-who-is-writing-me-a-fic (Yulegoat? Why are you a Yulegoat? Oh dear, already this makes no sense!)

Hello there, lovely person who is going to write me a story! You are _super super nice_ and I just want to say thank you and also glee! about the fact that you are going to write a story just for me! That's really really cool.

I've never done this whole Yuletide thing before, and I'm not a huge fandom person (though I enjoy both writing and fannish things) and really, I'm quite concerned I am going to freak you out or something. (Mostly because one of my prompts was "genderswap mad science smut"1) So, I hope I'm doing this mostly right --I've stolen the general format from [livejournal.com profile] futuresoon, since she seems to be pretty savvy about this whole fandom thing2.

So, I think here is where I babble about more elaborate things for my stories? And try not to be too verbose, which tends to be difficult for me. Also, warning, allusions to porn and kink and stuff )

Again, I hope this wasn't _way way way_ too long, and I hope you're not utterly freaked out by me or whathaveyou and I hope the plot bunnies go forth and multiply and you can catch a nice one and write the story easily! Also, I hope you find a five dollar bill and can buy a nice coffee somewhere.

~Sor
MOOP!

1: To my friendslist, if you identified the fandom without peeking under the cut, I give you three gerbils and a tin of mints. :mgrin:

2: And if you ARE Futuresoon, well then. That would be _pretty damn amazing_ is all I'm saying. And I expect one bang-up story from you, young lady! Also, like I've been saying for basically forever, we should hang out sometime. What's going on your week of March 7-13th next year?

3: *blows a kiss towards MarcMagus*

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