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Dear Yuletide Author,

First, let me say that I am so excited that you matched on one of my fandoms! I can promise that whatever you write for me, I will be thrilled that you wrote it for me: if you're inspired by what appeared in my prompts or by the additional details I've written here, that's amazing, but if you have some other story that you really want to write instead, by all means write do that! I didn't list specific characters for any of the fandoms I've requested, and I really did mean that: I love these sources, and I'd love to see your take on them.

I apologize for the fact that this journal is mostly locked, though I haven't posted here much in the last couple of years in any case. You can find me on tumblr at [ profile] barographe, which is a pretty good catalogue of my random fannish delights. If you want to get a sense for my taste in fic, my AO3 profile also has a large collection of mostly-unsorted bookmarks: if I've bookmarked something, that means I liked it enough to think that I might one day want to read it again.

General Preferences )

The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine - Spoon (Song) )

October Daye Series )

Arkham Horror (Board Game) )

Almost Human )

I hope that some of these additional details are helpful to you! Again, take what's helpful, ignore the rest. I wish you a very happy Yuletide, and I really look forward to seeing whatever you write!


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Happy new year, folks! I totally forgot about this yesterday, which is a good thing because I would have been fretting about being revealed myself, but not I get to say that I absolutely lucked out my first yuletide.

[ profile] Ione wrote me an epic alternate ending to Mansfield Park, the Austen novel with which I have always been perhaps least satisfied. It is lovely and believable and exactly what I was hoping to get -- believing all the while that this was an unreasonable thing to imagine any Yuletide author might write.

Mansfield End (38569 words) by Ione
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Henry Crawford/Fanny Price
Characters: Henry Crawford, The Bertram Household, Mary Crawford, William Price

An alternate ending to Mansfield Park, beginning with Book Three, Chapter XV

And then, the first fic I have posted on the internet since I had a Geocities Sailor Moon fan page (yes, that long), I wrote an Orphan Black story for [personal profile] yahtzee, which is basically a long study of my (many) feelings about Paul and the entire lies-within-lies of his relationships with Beth, then Sarah-as-Beth, then Sarah. (Also my complex feelings about living with addiction):

Duplicity (6282 words) by barometry
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Orphan Black (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Paul Dierden/Sarah Manning, Beth Childs/Paul Dierden
Characters: Paul Dierden, Sarah Manning, Beth Childs
Additional Tags: Canonical Drug Use, Suicide

Beth was everything Paul had been led to expect. And then one day she was different.

barometry: ([sandman] delirium)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Hello! It is very exciting for me to know that you're reading this (and sorry that it wasn't up quite before assignments went out), because this is my first ever Yuletide as a participant! So first up I just want to say that whatever you write for me, I will be thrilled just that you wrote it for me, regardless of the details of the story. I've provided some story ideas in the original prompts, and I give a bit more detail about those below, but please definitely consider those as optional starting points. If there's another idea that you're excited to write, please do run with that.

I apologize that so much of this journal is locked. Feel free to contact me anonymously; I will also post back here once I've checked with a couple people whether you can get in touch with them to ask questions. If you want to see a collection of shiny objects that have recently caught my attention, I'm [ profile] barometry over on Tumblr. If you'd like to see what types of stories I usually read, I have an extensive and entirely unsorted collection of bookmarks on AO3.

Here I will try to give you some general details about my likes and dislikes, before moving onto more discussion of my specific requests:

Dislikes )

Likes )

Okay, more specifics of individual requests:

1. October Daye series by Seanan McGuire (Quentin, Raj, May Daye, Jazz) )

2. Alice (Hatter) )

3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (Henry Crawford) )

4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Richard Mayhew, Marquis de Carabas) )

5. Arkham Horror (Board Game) )

I hope there is something helpful or illuminating for you here, Dear Author! But let me once again repeat: if nothing I've said inspires you, please feel free to go in a totally different direction. I look forward to seeing whatever you end up writing!

See you on the other side!



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October 2014



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