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Dear Yuletide Writer [Sep. 30th, 2014|06:13 pm]

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HELLO, you wonderful person, you! Greetings and salutations, and a bazillion thanks! I may not know your name, but I know that you are cool since you like at least one of the things that I love, and I know that you are kind enough to write for a stranger. Yay you! You rock muchly, and I guarantee that your efforts will be appreciated.

Despite the prompts that I wrote in my sign up or that I give here, I'm a big believer in optional details are optional. My first yuletide (a decade ago now! Gracious!), I followed a prompt that just wasn't for me because I didn't know about the whole optional thing, and what emerged was the worst story I ever wrote. I keep it around as an abject lesson to myself: 1) don't write anything that goes against my sense of the characters; and 2) stress to any and all future writers that they should never write something for me if they're just not feeling it. It's FINE if your head canon is completely different from mine; if you believe in your story, I'm certain that you can sell it to me.

As for general likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy. I kind of prefer gen and het, but am usually willing to be sold on slash or femslash if there's a compelling or interesting couple. Mixed threesomes are always welcome if they work within the story. I lean more towards the G and PG range, but will be delighted with a NC-17 story if you feel that your characters want to go there. I'm squicked by marijuana and other drugs, underaged sex, and anything non-consensual. I love cross-generational 'ships, but other than that, kinks don't sound all that appealing on Christmas morning and I'd prefer that you pass them by if your story allows you to do so.


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In the end, Santa, the one thing that will make me happiest is if YOU have fun writing for me. If you twist your view of canon to match mine, you won't have fun writing and that usually shows in the final story. Please, write something that you enjoy and you can feel proud of, and I can just about guarantee that I will adore it. Whatever else you do, don't stress out on my account!

On a side note, I don't use my personal journal at all any more. There's no reason for you to wade through my journal because there will be nothing for you to find for the last several years. (Don't worry. There was no wank and you haven't been assigned a drama queen. I just realized that I needed to pay more attention to my personal life than my on-line one, and the only way I could do that was go cold turkey from my way too incredibly nice f'list. If I had only filled my f'list with mean people, I could have kept it up and ignored everyone. Sadly, fandom is filled with far too many wonderful people, and I have a somewhat addictive personality...) The only current things you'll find on me are recent fanfics, and those are all here in my fanfic journal. I apologize if you were looking forward to the stalking...
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In Chicago, it's about the TIFs. Again. It's ALWAYS about the TIFs... [May. 5th, 2014|06:00 pm]

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DW: Sleeping Beauty (not the Disney version) [Feb. 6th, 2014|08:08 pm]

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Title: Sleeping Beauty (not the Disney version)
Fandom: Doctor Who BFA
Summary: She never thought she’d ever enjoy the sound of her own screams. Spoilers for "Blue Forgotten Planet"
Word Count: 658

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Bloom County: And None of that RAP! [Dec. 30th, 2013|09:21 pm]

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author: jedi_penguin
fandom: Bloom County
title: And None of that RAP!
rating: G for "grandma can read it safely"
word count: 2,201
summary: A resuscitated Banana Jr. 6000, a mass-devouring space-time sequestration vortex, and a new job for Milo all make for just another day in Bloom County.
notes: written for newredshoes for yuletide 2013

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Dear Yuletide writer [Oct. 7th, 2013|04:55 pm]

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HELLO, you wonderful person, you! Greetings and salutations, and a bazillion thanks! I may not know your name, but I know that you are cool since you like at least one of the things that I love, and I know that you are kind enough to write for a stranger. Yay you! You rock muchly, and I guarantee that your efforts will be appreciated.

Despite the prompts that I wrote in my sign up or that I give here, I'm a big believer in optional details are optional. My first yuletide, eight or nine years ago, I followed a prompt that just wasn't for me, and what emerged was the worst story I ever wrote. I keep it around as an abject lesson to myself: 1) don't write anything that goes against my sense of the characters; and 2) stress to any and all future writers that they should never write something for me if they're just not feeling it. If you believe a story, I'm certain that you can sell it to me.

As for general likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy. I have a slight preference for gen and het, but am usually willing to be sold on slash or femslash if there's a compelling or interesting couple. Mixed threesomes are always welcome if they work within the story. I love G-rated and NC-17 fics equally, as well as everything in between. I'm squicked by marijuana and other drugs, underaged sex, and anything non-consensual. Actually, kinks in general don't sound that appealing on Christmas morning and I'd prefer that you pass them by if your story allows you to do so.


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And the extremely hilarious elle_dritch wrote me a funny, sweet, and completely fabulous Clyde story that is a thing of great awesomeness. You should read it! A Christmas Truce is a guaranteed delight for all SJA fans who have a soul. And if you don't like it, you should go get that soul thing checked out by your doctor. I worry.

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In the end, Santa, the one thing that will make me happiest is if YOU have fun writing for me. If you twist your view of canon to match mine, you won't have fun writing and that usually shows in the final story. Please, write something that you enjoy and you can feel proud of, and I can just about guarantee that I will adore it. Whatever else you do, don't stress out on my account!

On a side note, I don't use my personal journal at all any more. There's no reason for you to wade through my journal because there will be nothing for you to find for the last several years. (Don't worry. There was no wank and you haven't been assigned a drama queen. I just realized that I needed to pay more attention to my personal life than my on-line one, and the only way I could do that was go cold turkey from my way too incredibly nice f'list. If I had only filled my f'list with mean people, I could have kept it up and ignored everyone. Sadly, fandom is filled with far too many wonderful people, and I have a somewhat addictive personality...) The only current things you'll find on me are recent fanfics, and those are all here in my fanfic journal. I apologize if you were looking forward to the stalking...
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Masterlist [Dec. 22nd, 2012|11:02 am]

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Here are all the stories written by me (excluding deliberate bad!fics), separated by fandom:

Alien Nation
Angel
Arthur
As Time Goes By
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica (original)
Beauty and the Beast
Bloom County
Bringing Up Baby
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Campion series by Margery Allingham
crossovers
Doctor Who
essays and original writings
Exiles Saga and Galactic Milieu series by Julian May
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Harry Potter
House
I Spy
Manchild
The Matrix
Monty Python
Passions
Real Person fics
Sarah Jane Adventures
The Thin Man
J. R. R. Tolkien's, The Silmarillion
Toy Story
ST: Enterprise
ST: Deep Space Nine
ST: Voyager
Stargate SG1
VR.5
Waiting for God
WordGirl!


Separated by rating:

For everyone (G through PG)
For teens (PG-13 through R)
For mature audiences (NC-17)


Seperated by type:

Gen
Het
Slash
Femslash
Multi


And separated by length:

Drabbles (100 words)
Ficlets (101-999 words)
Fic (1000-2,500 words)
Mid-length (2,501-5,000 words)
Long (5,001-10,000 words)
Very long (10,001 )

There is also a separate tag for all stories written for the annual Yuletide challenge
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Exiles Saga and Galactic Milieu; "Somebody that I Used to Know" [Dec. 22nd, 2012|10:03 am]

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Title: Somebody that I Used to Know
Fandom: Exiles Saga and Galactic Milieu – Julian May
Author: jedi_penguin
Rating: PG for language
Word Count: 3,211
Summary: Alone among the Lylmik, Atoning Unifex remembers how brothers can be.

Note: Written for pinkinfinity for the 2012 Yuletide Challenge. I was a bit stuck for bunnies until I saw her wonderful homage to brothers, and realized that this dynamic fits Julian May’s work perfectly. So thanks both for the request and for the idea, and have a lovely holiday season. Chag Sameach!

Note Two: Anyone who knows French may want to skip this story. The Canucks in the source material often use a messy mélange of French and English and I have attempted to copy that style somewhat. It is likely to be a bit painful to purists.


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ST Deep Space Nine: Firsts [Dec. 8th, 2012|07:52 pm]

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Title: Firsts
Author: jedi_penguin
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Summary: It’s a gradual process, eroding a soul
Word Count: 2,143
Note: This was written for blasters_wands ficathon for Kastaka. S/he wanted to see Kira Nerys during the Occupation of Bajor.



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Yuletide letter! [Oct. 6th, 2012|11:33 am]

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First off, thank you so much for writing for me. Yuletide is one of my favorite times of the year, mostly because it's filled with such lovely people. I'm sure you're just as lovely as all the other yuletiders that I've met over the years, and I hope that you've been matched on something you've always wanted to write (as opposed to one of the oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-I-signed-up-for-THAT-I-must-have-been-outta-my-mind fandoms...)

As for general likes and dislikes, I'm pretty easy. In general, I prefer het or gen but am quite willing to be sold on femslash. Mixed threesomes or moresomes (by which I mean at least one of each sex) are always welcome if they work within the story. I usually prefer stories that focus on women characters (or at least feature them prominently), so m/m slash stories just don't hold my attention as well as the other categories. I love G-rated and NC-17 fics equally, as well as everything in between. I'm squicked by marijuana and other drugs, underaged sex, and anything non-consensual. Humiliation humor isn't my favorite thing in the world but I can take it in small doses. Possessiveness, jealousy, and adultery all make me uncomfortable and can kill a story for me unless your fic is going to a very dark place and one of those three elements are critical to the plot. Lighthearted stories with possessiveness or jealousy just creep me out. I adore age differentials in 'shippy stories, but I guess that only applies for this set of requests if you're planning to write "Wormwood." (Or possibly Ham/Ruby. It blows my mind even contemplating it, but I'd read the hell out of that if you wanted to go there.)

Also, please remember that OPTIONAL DETAILS ARE OPTIONAL!!! I absolutely believe this. If you have an awesome idea for a story, please don't read any further because I'd love to read whatever you already have planned out. If, on the other hand, you need some ideas, hopefully one of these will help.

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And my kind and wonderful and scarily talented Santa wrote me Morning Joe fic! And it is is TERRIFIC!!!! Check out The Godforsaken MSNBC Christmas Bash and laugh yourself silly. :)

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In the end, dear writer, the one thing that will make me happiest is if YOU have fun writing for me. If you twist your view of canon to match mine, you won't have fun writing and that usually shows in the final story. Please, write something that you enjoy and you can feel proud of, and I can just about guarantee that I will adore it. Whatever else you do, don't stress out on my account!

On a side note, I don't use my personal journal at all any more. There's no reason for you to wade through my journal because there will be nothing for you to find for the last three years. (Don't worry. There was no wank and you haven't been assigned a drama queen. I just realized that I needed to pay more attention to my personal life than my on-line one, and the only way I could do that was go cold turkey from my way too incredibly nice f'list. If I had only filled my f'list with mean people, I could have kept it up and ignored everyone. Sadly, fandom is filled with far too many wonderful people, and I have a somewhat addictive personality...) The only current things you'll find on me are recent fanfics, and those are all here in my fanfic journal. I apologize if you were looking forward to the stalking...

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Again, and one last time, THANK YOU!!! YOU'RE WONDERFUL!!!!!!!
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Essay: When Windmills Wobble [Sep. 24th, 2012|02:45 pm]

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I wrote this during the recent teachers' strike in Chicago. It was originally meant for the church newsletter, but wound up being a bit personal.

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