etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
HELLO YULETIDER! You are writing me a story! That is really cool of you! Anything you write will delight me, but in case you were looking for more guidance...

Generally, I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, infidelity, rape, torture and abuse, incest.

Generally, I like: ladies, shenanigans, worldbuilding, snappy dialogue & banter, domesticity, porn, teams, found families, smart and competent characters, characters who BECOME smarter and more competent over the course of the story, absurdly codependent bff pairings, outsider POV, pining that gets resolved, bodyswap, telepathy, fucking around with gender, cross-dressing, fake dating / pretending to be married / woke up married, nonsexual intimacy, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), characters taking care of each other, ladies topping the shit out of people, negotiation of kinks, characters being awkward about their kinks but then finding a partner who validates and supports them, threesomes and moresomes, open relationships negotiated well, shenanigans, pornography. ALL OF THE TROPES, GIVE THEM TO ME.

Specifically: The ArchAndroid, Brooklyn 9-9, The Unusuals, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Musketeers, Push )

In conclusion: I like hot ladies in charge of shit! And also dumb shenanigans. [livejournal.com profile] soundslikej is a good guide to whether or not I'll like a thing, but on the whole, I'm pretty easy to please.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
Dear LJ, this is the best winter break in the history of ALL WINTER BREAKS EVER. We went to see my family for Thanksgiving, which meant just local relatives to wrangle for Christmas. YAY! Plus we did the Family Christmas Spectacular on Sunday, which let us chill on the couch on Christmas Eve and drink beer and watch The Sound of Music, and then we had a lazy Christmas morning of Yuletide and chocolate before venturing up to [livejournal.com profile] soundslikej’s mom’s house for dinner.

AND SO, I will now proceed to do that which I have never had time to do in the past, and present to you all some Yuletide recs!

The Heat, Easy A, Welcome To Night Vale, Parks and Recreation, Elementary, The Middleman, and sex toys )

What are you reading? What should I be reading? If you want to guess what I wrote, go ahead - it’s not something I’ve written before, but I’ve been vocal about enjoying the canon, so it’s not a complete nonstarter. Merry Yuletide, internets!
etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
Hello, Yuletider! We've matched on a fandom, so clearly you are a person of excellent taste and judgment; furthermore, you're writing a story! For me! And I will love it no matter what, but in case you are looking for guidelines:

Generally, I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, rape, torture and abuse, incest.

Generally, I like: shenanigans, worldbuilding, snappy dialogue, domesticity, porn, teams, stories about characters teaching and learning, stories about making the world a better place, found families, smart and competent characters, absurdly codependent bff pairings, outsider POV, pining that gets resolved, roadtrips, bodyswap, telepathy, fucking around with gender, cross-dressing, fake dating / pretending to be married, historical retellings, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), characters taking care of each other, negotiation of kinks, threesomes and moresomes, open relationships negotiated well, shenanigans. ALL OF THE TROPES, GIVE THEM TO ME.

Specifically: Metropolis Suites, Indexing, The Unusuals, Elementary )

As ever, [livejournal.com profile] soundslikej is a good resource on things I will and will not enjoy, but honestly I'm pretty easy. Also, if you're not feeling the fandom we matched on, none of these are particularly extensive canons - Elementary is just starting its second season; The Unusuals only ever had one season; Indexing is a shortish novel, published serially on Amazon; and the Metropolis Suites are a pair of amazing albums. Feel free to branch out! ...you could even cross any of these four over, and that would ALSO be amazing.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: yes but wait what)
I am about to go into the West - specifically, to my aunt's cabin in Oregon for Family Etben Fun Togetherness Time! My aunt has assured us that there is internet up there, but between family pressures and the fact that we will be in an actualfax cabin in the woods, this may or may not prove to be the case. I will try to read my story as soon as the archive goes live! But if I don't, or if I can't comment, it is in no wise because I don't appreciate it - just, you know. Family.

Love to everybody, and I hope your holiday season is warm and fuzzy and filled with people who treat you well.
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Oh, yuletider! first off, you are always and forever my favorite for offering to write in any one of these fandoms, and I will be 100% delighted by whatever you write, because it will be a story! for me! I may or may not be able to comment when Yuletide actually goes live, for reasons of family, but rest assured that I will be INCREDIBLY pleased regardless.

So, no pressure! but if you're looking for some guidelines...

Generally, I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, rape, torture and abuse, incest.

Generally, I like: shenanigans, snappy dialogue, domesticity, porn, teams, stories about characters teaching and learning, stories about making the world a better place, stories about found families, stories about local government, stories with kittens in them, stories with babies in them, smart and competent characters, characters who have to make difficult decisions, absurdly codependent bff pairings, outsider POV, obliviousness, awkwardness, pining that gets resolved, roadtrips, bodyswap, telepathy, fucking around with gender, cross-dressing, fake dating / pretending to be married, epistolary fic, libraries, historical retellings, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), characters taking care of each other, any character that could ever be described as 'longsuffering', negotiation of kinks, threesomes and moresomes, open relationships negotiated well, stories with sex toys in them, shenanigans. ALL OF THE TROPES, GIVE THEM TO ME.

Specifically: The Unusuals, The Darkangel Trilogy, Pitch Perfect, Tomboy )

As ever, if you have any questions, [livejournal.com profile] soundslikej is a good reference point for things I will and will not like. And if you're not feeling inspired on the fandom that we've been matched in, let me remind you that Tomboy and Pitch Perfect are both relatively short movies - Tomboy is on Netflix, last I checked - The Unusuals is a really short TV series, and the Darkangel Trilogy is a 3-book YA series! And all of them are awesome pieces of media in their own right. You have options, is what I'm saying. And also, THANK YOU. ♥!
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Hello, wonderful yuletider! First of all, let me say that I am DELIGHTED to have you writing for me, and that I will adore absolutely anything that you write, because STORY! For ME!

...but since that's not a lot to go on, here's some more information.

Generally:

I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, rape, torture and abuse, incest.

I like: shenanigans, snappy dialogue, domesticity, porn, teams, stories about characters teaching and learning, stories about making the world a better place, stories about local government, stories with kittens in them, stories with babies in them, smart and competent characters, characters who have to make difficult decisions, absurdly codependent bff pairings, outsider POV, obliviousness, awkwardness, pining that gets resolved, roadtrips, bodyswap, fucking around with gender, cross-dressing, epistolary fic, libraries, historical retellings, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), characters taking care of each other, negotiation of kinks, threesomes and moresomes, stories with sex toys in them, shenanigans.

Obviously, some of those things will work better in certain fandoms than in others! But if you want to write me a Yeine/Itempas/Nahadoth story about local government, you should feel free to do so! ...because that would be amazing. *_____*

Specifically: Good Wife, Parks and Recreation, Tamir Trilogy, Inheritance Trilogy )

In conclusion, hi! I'm [livejournal.com profile] etben, and I like ridiculous codependent pairings! And also Kalinda Sharma.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: \o/)
Hi! Just to get this out of the way, I love you really a whole lot, and anything you will write for me in any of these fandoms will make my year. So, you know. No pressure! I am really phenomenally easy.

Generally:

I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, rape, torture and abuse.

I like: shenanigans, snappy dialogue, domesticity, porn, teams, stories about characters teaching and learning, stories about making the world a better place, stories with kittens in them, stories with babies in them, outsider POV, obliviousness, awkwardness, pining that gets resolved, roadtrips, bodyswap, genderswap, epistolary fic, libraries, historical retellings, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), characters taking care of each other, threesomes and moresomes, stories with sex toys in them, shenanigans.

...Obviously some of these work better in some fandoms than in others, but, hey! If you really want to write me Fitz/Fool roadtrip fic, go for it!

Specifically: Castle, B13, Darkangel Trilogy, Farseer Trilogy )

In conclusion: SHENANIGANS ENSUE is basically my favorite plot summary ever, the end.
etben: flowers and sky (rl: \o/)
So there was a yuletide! And I participated this year, which I never had before, and it was simultaneously terrifying and awesome, but mostly awesome! Especially once I remembered that, oh, hey, somebody's writing a story for me, too!

That story was A Measure of Devotion, by blackclaude, and it was amaaaaaaaaazing. *flails and glees* It's Whip It! fic, and it's Bliss! and Pash! being loldorably codependent and slightly faily (but ultimately triumphant!) bffs-in-love! ♥

I also wrote a story, with much tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth, and that story was always, division, for The City & The City, written for [livejournal.com profile] tronella. It was...not really the fandom I would have chosen to write—apparently this is the Yuletide way?—because lol intimidatingly involved worldbuilding, but in the end I was pretty pleased with the result! Morbid and creepifying for the win! :D? :D?

And, yes. Happy yuletide, everybody, and whatever other holidays you celebrate. I myself am celebrating today with LAZINESS; tomorrow will be a festival of SHENANIGANS and gay movies and dooting around in the outside world (where there is SNOW! *_____* ).
etben: flowers and sky (Default)
So there was a yuletide! And I participated this year, which I never had before, and it was simultaneously terrifying and awesome, but mostly awesome! Especially once I remembered that, oh, hey, somebody's writing a story for me, too!

That story was A Measure of Devotion, by blackclaude, and it was amaaaaaaaaazing. *flails and glees* It's Whip It! fic, and it's Bliss! and Pash! being loldorably codependent and slightly faily (but ultimately triumphant!) bffs-in-love! ♥

I also wrote a story, with much tearing of hair and gnashing of teeth, and that story was always, division, for The City & The City, written for [livejournal.com profile] tronella. It was...not really the fandom I would have chosen to write—apparently this is the Yuletide way?—because lol intimidatingly involved worldbuilding, but in the end I was pretty pleased with the result! Morbid and creepifying for the win! :D? :D?

And, yes. Happy yuletide, everybody, and whatever other holidays you celebrate. I myself am celebrating today with LAZINESS; tomorrow will be a festival of SHENANIGANS and gay movies and dooting around in the outside world (where there is SNOW! *_____* ).

yuletide!

Nov. 14th, 2009 01:34 pm
etben: cimorene making victory arms (\o/)
Hello, yuletide writer! I have never done this before, which means that you are not competing against the ghosts of Yuletide Stories Past; absolutely anything you write me will make me really happy simply by virtue of being a story! in one of these fandoms! written for me!

But in the interests of giving helpful prompts, here is some more information:

Generally:

I don't care for: death, pining that doesn't get resolved, rape, torture and abuse.

I like: shenanigans, domesticity, porn, stories about characters teaching and learning, stories with kittens in them, stories with babies in them, obliviousness, awkwardness, pining that gets resolved, roadtrips, bodyswap, genderswap, epistolary fic, cuddling (for warmth or otherwise), threesomes and moresomes, stories with sex toys in them, shenanigans.

...obviously some of these work better in some fandoms than others (if you wrote me Tamir/Ki roadtrip fic I would be...surprised. But also pretty pleased, actually!), but hopefully that gives you the gist, at least?

by fandom: castle, tamir trilogy, middleman!, whip it )

In conclusion, thank you very kindly! And I am pretty much insanely excited to read anything you write. ♥

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