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cherith ([personal profile] cherith) wrote2011-12-22 03:52 pm
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Dear Yuletide Author (or winter writing for fun and profit!) - 2011

Okay, so the profit of course isn't monetary, but you'll be due my eternal gratitude for writing one of these cool fandoms. I'm late to sign-up this year, so I'm especially grateful for whatever you put together. I'm all about the whim of the writer, consider my likes and dislikes as you would the pirate code (merely guidelines) and if the story takes you somewhere else, go with it. I will love it all the same.

Love: Dark comedy, witty banter, vivid imagery, literary & historical references, melancholy tone, religious: identities or references and subtle mockery thereof, character introspection & retrospection, reading and research, irony, gentle mockery, moral and sexual ambiguity, social commentary, emotionally intense relationships without an acknowledged sexual relationship, serious and/or goofy story twists (with or without red herrings), writing, characters with crazy hobbies, nostalgia, music, changes in power dynamics, unreliable narrators, f/f relationships that may or may not be explicitly sexual, light and dark image dichotomies

Do Not Love: bad grammar, strict PWPs, mpreg, non-con/rape

And now for more Fandoms

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland: : Hatter & Alice preferably conversational, and not overtly sexual. I like implied encounters. Also any inclusion of the Red Queen or Queen of Hearts gets bonus points.
: (extra things that might be useful to know) If you check the tags at this journal, you can read the stories I've done - which differ greatly in tone. I'm really happy with anything Hatter and Alice related, dark is good, insane is better.

Carnivale: : I love the mystery between Ben and Management. Including Brother Justin is awesome, but not necessary.
: (extra things that might be useful to know) I'm not into the Carnivale fandom, but I miss the show a lot. Mostly, it plays on all my religious brain kinks that I have and I love the dark and light dichotomies in the show. This is something that I'm fairly easy to please in.

Fairy Tales (Little Red Riding Hood):
: Red and the wolf, dark is good here, the original is supposed to be scary. For an extra challenge, mentions of other Fairy Tales (like Snow White and Rose Red, or Briar Rose) would be welcome, obviously, I like the color themes.
: (extra things that might be useful to know) I've been reading a lot of books of retellings of popular stories, as well as rereading the original Grimm's stories. I have always loved how dark the original stories are. There's a video game called the "The Path" available for very cheap through Steam, which was a Little Red story with a twist: instead of one girl, there were seven. And each girls worked her way to grandmother's house, but could encounter the wolf each time she ventured off the path. The wolf was a different creature depending on which girl was making her way to grandma's. I mention the game only to mention the imagery about the wolf being distinct to the Red Riding Hood, I love the idea and imagery that's involved in that -- because there's so many things you can do with it. I have a thing for the colors red and black and I've always felt this story was more about the visual than the written images in the story. I might not need to say it again, but I will, dark stories are okay here (and preferred).

Witchblade (TV):
: I absolutely love both the televisions series and the Witchblade comics. I would prefer something with Sara and/or Ian or Sara/Conchobar.
: (extra things that might be useful to know) If you use Conchobar -- I adore "Cathain" the song that Conchobar (Grant Lee Phillips) sings. If you use Ian -- well, I'm probably going to love it no matter what, because he more than Sara is what drew me to the story in the first place. Obviously, if you've read my other fandom requests you know that the dark vs. light elements in stories appeal to me, and Witchblade is no exception.