Dear Yuletide author,
Thank you for writing for me! I love hand-made presents and I am easy to please. I hope you will find something you enjoy writing here. This is me at AO3.General likes/dislikes:
DNW: Please no RPF or PWP
I would prefer gen fic for all the fandoms I've nominated, though plot-relevant sex is fine if that's where your plot needs to go. I don't mind whether I get a happy ending or not. I prefer bittersweet to crushing doom (though if you want to write appropriately epic crushing doom for Gloryhammer then knock yourself out :-). Bittersweet and/or ambiguous endings are a thing I love very much.
I like competence and the ability to think things through; I am annoyed by plots where a character does something out-of-character stupid just to advance the plot. I have no problem with in-character mistakes and if written well they can make the story.
I adore experimental and unusual formats (and, apparently, lists). Please, if you want to, tell me a story as a game or a series of drabbles or a shopping list or a puzzle or a 1-line fic with a very large set of intertwined footnotes or a poem or an ASCII map or half of a scribbled note exchange... if there's some crazy thing you've been wanting to try to write forever but aren't sure if it would work or if your recipient would get it, I am the right person to send it to. If you're not that person and just want to write a story, I will also be delighted, so please play to your strengths and don't feel you need to reach for a weird format if you don't want to.
All my specific suggestions are intended as idea sparks, I don't have my heart set on any of them and I will not be even slightly disappointed if you have a different idea you'd like to pursue. Run with them, or not, as suits your story.AO3 Name: molybdomanticFandom 1: Powerpuff Girls
Characters: Space Towtruck
I am greatly enjoying the return of the Powerpuffs after such a long hiatus. I find I desperately need to know more about the girls' new favourite TV show, Space Towtruck. What is Space Towtruck's greatest secret? What other adventures has Space Towtruck encountered? Don't worry too much about canon though, I get the feeling this is the kind of show that has multiple reboots, comic versions, etc. Feel free to include the girls if you would like to (maybe they get sucked into a Space Towtruck story via the magic of plot, or have an argument about which is the best Space Towtruck reboot). I like Mojo Jojo too, especially in his wordier incarnation of the earlier series, but find many of the other villains a little irritating.
If you're not caught up on the new series, you can find 90% of the existing Space Towtruck canon in the first half of this episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53w7dd
and the theme song is at the start of this episode: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4t2yrzFandom 2: The Order of the Stick
Characters: Vaarsuvius (Order of the Stick)
Vaarsuvius is an arrogant, overly-verbose, clever-clogs, pompous arse, but I love them anyway. They're learning humility as the full consequences of their misguided evil pact hits them. However I would be delighted if you took me back to those pre-humility days and showed me V. dealing with a lower-stakes problem in their own special way. Maybe escapades at Magic Academy (or wherever they learned) - I bet V. even managed to be insufferable in their lab book and exam papers. Or a tale from the early adventures of the Order where V.'s magic saves or hinders the party.Fandom 3: Spambots (Anthropomorphic)
Characters: Financial Robot (Anthropomorfic)
Recently my spam has been full of Financial Robot. Financial robot guarantees everyone stability and income. Robot never sleeps. It makes money for you 24/7. Most successful people already use Robot. Do you?
I would like to know more about Financial Robot. How do they do it? Are they an inexhaustible super-being? Maybe they fight crime and then redistribute supervillains' loot, an electronic Robin Hood. Or perhaps they own a sinister and cruel number mine where lesser robots work their gears to the bone. All I know is, I can always rely on Financial Robot. Financial Robot is always looking out for me.https://pastebin.com/M2hhtnKH
for more Financial Robot facts.Fandom 4: Agricola (Board Game)
The characters in Agricola... are playing Agricola: https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/35957/item/773860#item773860
Do they know they're in a game? Are they trapped in some kind of hellish puzzle with no way to win, as a punishment for crimes past, Cube-style? Or is this the first of a new wave of Reality Board Games with a cult following? Maybe they don't know and live a comfortable, unsurprising life in the rhythms of the year/game. I just want to know so I can stop wondering :-)Fandom 5: Tales from the Kingdom of Fife - Gloryhammer (Album)
I am in love with this unashamedly epic fantasy metal. It's tongue-in-cheek but in a "let us take this and make it GLORIOUS" way, not a poking fun way. I was going to say it reminds me of the delightfully awful Victorian poet William McGonagall, but it turns out that's not even slightly accidental and he's a major influence.
I would love back-story fic for this. How did Zargothrax get so evil? Who froze the Frozen Princess? (These questions may be related.) Tales of the founding of the Kingdom of Dundee or the endless line of Angus McFifes, scandinavian saga-style. Or perhaps McGonagall's entire output is a Victorian reflection of events in this alternative universe, and the Tay Bridge disaster is merely the manifestation of the Fall of the Bridge of Krafnor in the Battle of Kinross in our more mundane world.
But remember, whatever you do, keep it epic. \m/
Some links you might find helpful: http://dundaxiancodex.wikia.com/wiki/Homehttp://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/articles/awful-poet-who-didnt-know-ithttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_McGonagallhttp://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/publications/the-tay-bridge-disaster-and-other-poetic-gems
Thank you again and I hope you have a fun Yuletide!