Oct. 12th, 2013

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Dear Yuletide Author,

Well, looks like that time of year where I brush off my DW account and write a long rambling letter about my requested fandoms! Since tumblr is my primary fannish hangout these days, I've provided links to specific tags for a few of the fandoms here. You don't have to take a look, of course, but it's there if you need it. If you want to get a sense for what I'm about when it comes to fic, I post under patho (recent) and ghostsoldier (a little older) at AO3.

So! I am SUPER EXCITED we matched on one of my requested fandoms! If we matched on more than one and you like that request more, feel free to write that story instead. I'm utterly in love with all the fandoms I've requested, and would be over the moon to receive fic for any of them. I trust your authorial judgment. For the most part, I prefer slash and gen to het, and I definitely want you to stick with what you're comfortable writing. I'm not opposed to receiving explicit fic by any means (although I'd prefer something that's not simply PWP), but I also love stories on the less explicit end of the spectrum as well. Write what you feel okay with writing.

A general list of things I love: weird and nightmarish imagery (if it fits the context), characters navigating relationships with each other (romantic or otherwise), ambiguous villainy, ambiguous heroism, assholes with hearts of gold, "so we saved the world...what now?", "so we destroyed the world...what now?", explorations of what it means to be human in a post-human world, the intersection of technology and the lived human experience, dysfunctional families, found families, dysfunctional and/or found families learning to be functional, meta, backstory expansion, worldbuilding, alternate universes and "what if?" stories, and playing with, lampshading or subverting common tropes.

A general list of things I'm not crazy about, for the purposes of Yuletide: angst without purpose, heavy focus on kink, stories where characters in relationships cheat, break up, or are otherwise needlessly unpleasant to each other, downer endings (I have a few exceptions for this, but they're fandom-specific), PWP, crossovers.

On to the specifics!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution )
Spec Ops: The Line )
Redshirts - John Scalzi )
Newsflesh Trilogy - Mira Grant )

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