rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
I hope I will not be one of those recipients one hates to write for. Those who demand either too much – half a novel with a specific pairing and ten kinks – and those who don’t give you any idea of who they are and what they wish for. So I will tell you what I like most about the fandoms and what fic I’ve been longing for to give you and idea what I want, but first a few general remarks:

I read slash, het and gen, although I have been mostly into gen and canon pairings lately. I like stories about friendships, adventures, hurt/comfort that’s heavy on the comfort part and I always appreciate a good plot (and some good porn). Two things I would really rather not read are deathfic (although death as a minor or canon plot point is fine) and detailed depictions of depression, as both can sometimes trigger depressive episodes and anxiety attacks. Apart from that, I am not easily squicked and can deal with almost anything you will throw at me.

As for the fandoms: I always choose fandoms where I am glad about every fic written for them or the characters, so even if I don’t squee myself silly (I’m not good at squeeing at all, it’s a personality quirk), I will appreciate the effort you put into your story. This year’s letter also contains some copypasta from previous exchanges where these wishes were not fulfilled.


The specifics )
rodo: cropped mucha picture (rodo)
Fucking dwarves. Seriously, I should have expected it. LotR did not make me super fannish, despite the fact that I loved the books (and Aragorn, and Eowyn and Faramir ...), probably because the elves just didn't do it for me and from afar it always seemed to me that the fandom was hardcore about elves. The only thing I shipped was Legolas/Gimli, but when I mentioned that once the reaction was pretty much "gross". So of course now I am ridiculously invested in these dwarves. My favourites die in the end. I didn't like the book. I don't have time for it, but still, I am rapidly sliding down the rabbit hole no matter how much I try to stop it. Before I disappear completely, my Yuletide recs of 2012:

18 fics in Being Human, City Hunter (Kdrama), Elementary, Gargoyles, Homeland, Kings, Le Pacte de Loups, Lost Girl, Pushing Daisies, Rome, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, Sharpe, Sky High, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, The Hour, Warehouse 13, Young Avengers )
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
2013 started in a sucky way, so it can only improve from here, right? CAF of my mum's is in detox, which means a few days without drama, I hope, and a chance to read the last of the Yuletide stories I still have open in tabs.

As for my story:

Not Quite a Bond Girl (9401 words) by Rodo
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Choi Ryu/Joo In Ah, Kang Woo/Han Myung Wol
Characters: Joo In Ah, Choi Ryu, Han Myung Wol, Kang Woo, Yu Da Hae
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Yes, I wrote a fic with actual chapters and such. It is, as far as I know, the only story written for that series, which is a shame, because not only is it one of the dramas that doesn't kill off half its cast by the end, there are also still unresolved plot elements left, mainly regarding Choi Ryu and Ju In Ah, the secondary leads.
rodo: cropped mucha picture (mucha)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 4: On the inside, Choi Ryu sighed. What did it take for Ju In Ah to develop a sense of self-preservation? )
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 3: Charity functions, In Ah decided, were evil. )
rodo: mucha's autumn allegory (mucha's autumn)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 2: For a brief moment after waking up, Choi Ryu felt at peace, thinking he had died protecting Myeong Wol. )
rodo: rose of versailles: marie antoinette, happy (marie antoinette)
Title: Not Quite a Bond Girl
Fandom: Spy Myung Wol
Length: 9401 words in total
Rating: PG-13
Genre: post-series, a fix it of sorts, and fluffy
Pairing: Choi Ryu/Ju In Ah
Disclaimer: Not mine, of course
Beta: Teyke
A/N: This fic was originally written for idella during Yuletide 2012
Summary: Ryu must build a new life. In Ah copes with the changes in hers. Both succeed to varying degrees until fate reunites them.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4


Chapter 1: In Ah walked through the lobby of the company headquarters as if she owned the place. She did, in fact, own it, )
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
Okay, so I promised photos - which I was about to post when the memory chip of my new camera malfunctioned. Lesson learned, the new one cost four times as much as the old one and has a proper warranty. Also, I bought myself a present: a puzzle. 3000 pieces and I am making progress, but now I also have sore muscles in my legs (yes, I know, I am the least sporty person ever). Other than that, it has been an okay Christmas so far, although that might change because of my mother's CAF, who might or might not visit and might or might not whinge at us for the rest of the day.

ETA: Okay, CAF did not visit but did whinge and ruin the day.

But on to other things: Yuletide! This year's experience was pretty much a lesson in "never doing that again". I didn't get around to properly work on the story until the last two-ish days before the deadline and the story got so freaking long, I barely managed to finish and upload the draft before the deadline. The editing was done during the next two days. Unfortunately, those days were the first of my period and by the end I had the worst brain fuzz since I started taking my meds. Until about yesterday evening, I was pretty much out of it and on pain pills for a head ache that wouldn't end. And all that for a story in a fandom of two. I hope my recipient appreciates the work, although it could have been better had I actually been running at more than 30% brain capacity. Hopefully, I learned my lesson.

My present:

Changing Colors (1925 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Three Musketeers (2011)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Olivier d'Athos de la Fère/Milady Clarick de Winter
Characters: Athos, Milady Clarick de Winter, Porthos, Aramis, d'Artagnan
Summary:

The airship battles brought a dangerous prisoner.

Random #39

Dec. 18th, 2012 10:24 am
rodo: cropped mucha picture (rodo)
☞ This is me, still procrastinating on Yuletide. I have 2000 words by now, though, but still haven’t started on the important part of the story. It doesn’t help that my Fluchtfleiß wants me to bake or clean or order stuff on Amazon instead. At least I managed to get some other things done that way.

☞ I won 175 DW points! (Thanks to [personal profile] blnchflr and [personal profile] dancing_serpent, which means I could upload and use this icon, which makes me happier than it should, really.

☞ A while ago, [personal profile] falena posted pictured of her Christmas decoration and asked us to do the same, so I begged my mother to let me have my Christmas/birthday present early, which allowed me to take some pictures. As soon as I figure out how to upload and post them, I will, I promise, but it will have to wait until after the Yuletide story is done, or it will never get finished.
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
Dear Yuletide Writer,


I hope I will not be one of those recipients one hates to write for. Those who demand either too much – half a novel with a specific pairing and ten kinks – and those who don’t give one any idea who they are and what they wish for. So I will tell you what I like most about the fandoms and what fic I’ve been longing for to give you and idea what I want, but first a few general remarks:

I read slash, het and gen, although I have been mostly into gen and canon pairings lately. I like stories about friendships, adventures, hurt/comfort that’s heavy on the comfort part and I always appreciate a good plot (and some good porn). Two things I would really rather not read are deathfic (although death as a minor or canon plot point is fine) and detailed depictions of depression, as both can sometimes trigger depressive episodes and anxiety attacks. Apart from that, I am not easily squicked.

As for the fandoms: I always choose fandoms where I am glad about every fic written for them, so even if I don’t squee myself silly, I will appreciate the effort you put into your story. This year’s letter also contains some copypasta from previous exchanges where these wishes were not fulfilled.

PS: when I say “any”, I mean “any”.

The fandoms: City Hunter, King 2 Hearts, Raumpatrouille Orion, Three Musketeers )
rodo: Günther, with a gun in his hand, watching a butterfly (was nützt die liebe)
Titel: Hinter tausend Stäben, keine Welt
Fandom: Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken
Länge: 4457 Wörter
Rating: 12+
Charaktere: Günther Scheller, Paul Krantz, Hilde Scheller, Hans Stephan
Labels: traurig, Prequel, Canon-Pairings, Günther/Paul
Beta: [personal profile] anotherslashfan, kristin und [personal profile] sevilemar.
A/N: Im englischen Original für [personal profile] doveheart geschrieben und in der Yuletide-Sammlung des AO3 gepostet.




Die Magnolien standen in voller Blüte; ihre weißen Blütenblätter bedeckten den Boden. )
rodo: mucha's autumn allegory (mucha's autumn)
Okay, so it took me a terribly long time to work through all the Yuletide fic, and I wanted to write only one rec post. In case you haven't figured it out: this is it. I'll start with my gift, which is a lovely fic about Main Hoon Na a movie that is the ultimate crack.

Over The Face Of the Water (1097 words) by faviconthedeadparrot
Fandom: Main Hoon Na
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ram Sharma, Lakshman Sharma
Summary:

Lucky lets go.



And under the cut you can find recs for: Caprica, Di Renjie|Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, Downton Abbey, Dresden Files, FlashForward, Gargoyles, Hua Mulan, Lost Girl, Maurice, Neverwhere, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi|Spirited Away, Spooks|MI-5, Warehouse 13 )
rodo: James, beaming into the camera, Miss Sophie on his arm (dinner for one)
Title: Der 50. Geburtstag oder Dinner for Five
Fandom: Dinner for One
Length: 1793 words
Rating: 6+
Characters/Pairings: James, Sir Toby, Admiral von Schneider/Mr. Pommeroy, Mr. Winterbottom/Miss Sophie
Labels: humour, prequel
Beta: my family, [personal profile] sevilemar and [personal profile] cesy
A/N: Written for [personal profile] rebecca2525 and originally posted at the Yuletide 2010 collection.


James went over everything again. The food was prepared, the dinner table was arranged perfectly … yes, everything was fine. )
rodo: Günther, with a gun in his hand, watching a butterfly (was nützt die liebe)
Title: Beyond a Thousand Bars, No World
Fandom: Was nützt die Liebe in Gedanken | Love in Thoughts
Length: 4359 words
Rating: 12+
Characters: Günther Scheller, Paul Krantz, Hilde Scheller, Hans Stephan
Labels: sadness, prequel, canon pairings, Günther/Paul
Beta: [personal profile] anotherslashfan and kristin.
A/N: Written for [personal profile] doveheart and originally posted in the Yuletide collection on the AO3


The magnolias were in full bloom, shedding white petals over the ground below them. )

Random #27

Nov. 22nd, 2010 11:46 am
rodo: official NaNoWriMo 2010 icon (nano 2010)
☞ Wrote 50.000 words. Finished 2010.11.19. Will post later to show off my badge.

☞ Volunteered to rake leaves. Don't know what overcame me. Probably didn't remember that it's hard work. And that we have a big garden. With a lot of trees, most of them of the leafy variety. Only managed to rake a fragment of our sphagnum lawn. It didn't help that my mother insisted on waiting until the ground was sodden and all the leaves had dropped.

☞ Went to [personal profile] yvi's on Saturday. Had lots of fun with her, [personal profile] zing_och and [personal profile] temve. And her cats. Even though they wouldn't cuddle (the cats, I'm sure the others would have been up to it). It's always good to meet other fans, and this is the first time I went to a meeting. It's definitely an experience worth repeating.

☞ Got assigned the fandom I least wanted to write about in Yuletide. I have to admit that I don't even like the canon and I only signed up for it because it really is super rare and I watched it ages ago. On the plus side, she wants angsty and character based (which I can probably do) and says she will be happy with any fic for the fandom. And research should be relatively easy, I just hope I won't lose myself in it, because the topic is interesting. Or that I won't project too many of my issues on the character. Dear dwircle, expect to be asked to beta.

Random #26

Nov. 14th, 2010 03:02 am
rodo: official NaNoWriMo 2010 icon (nano 2010)
☞ I've got a cold. The first one in 1,5 years. It's okayish, as far as colds go (no fever, for one), except for the headache. I hope it goes away soon, because I'm not used to this much anti-pain meds (two paracetamol in a day, most people will laugh at me) and I don't know how it'll interact with my other meds (which are working surprisingly well, by the way), and because I've got stuff to do:

☞ Yuletide, for one. I signed up again, and I hope I'll manage to write something decent in a month, even though I might not get it betaed in time. That took up the most time last year. And if I don't get assigned the crackiest fandom on my list I might just write something extra for it if I find the time and the recipient. It's just so cracky. And I love it.

☞ NaNoWriMo is going well. It's also part of the reason why I was absent a lot this month and why I have the cold. I probably caught that one during the real life meeting in the city last weekend. Anyway, since I had something of a rough plot and actual planning, I might just rewrite this one (didn't I say that with the others as well?), despite the fact that it taught me something new about myself: I write very purple het porn. If I'm lucky and write a bit faster, I'll even be finished when the Yuletide assignments are sent out. With the 50k, not the story, mind you. That just started.

☞ OTW elections are ... next weekish? Anyway, I'll vote. For Hele, because she is awesome and dedicated and incredibly good at interpersonal stuff and being on time for things. Even though she'll deny it.

rodo: official NaNoWriMo 2010 icon (nano 2010)
Dear Yuletide writer,

first of all, I want to tell you a little bit about my general preferences, although I prefer to read different stories in different fandoms. I’m multifannish, and read more or less everything, slash, her and gen, I just don’t like stories that are overly porny. I prefer porn with plot. I also like bittersweet undertones, quirky humour and applied research.

I don’t read deathfic or stories that heavily feature mental illness (both is triggering), but if the death is canon or minor, I can deal with it. I’m not easily squicked, though. As long as your story doesn’t feature detailed descriptions of fingernail and eyeball torture, necrophilia or cannibalism, I’m okay. Rape, violence, mpreg, excessive fluff, child and animal abuse I can deal with as long as they have a specific purpose in the story. Of course, I don’t necessarily crave them either (see the specific requests).

I’d also like to note that out of the four fandoms I’m requesting, I’ve only read fic for one so far, because the other three don’t seem to have any written for them. This means that my requests consist more of a number of story ideas that I would like to read and less of one specific thing that interests me. Just choose the one (or two, if you want to combine them) that interest you the most. Even if you think you can come up with something else that you think I might like – go ahead! I’m truly grateful for every fic written for these fandoms (except maybe Mary Sue fic).

The fandoms:

Main Hoon Na – Any: Main Hoon Na is my favourite Bollywood movie. I love its cracky sillyness and I’d love to know what becomes of the characters after the movie. How do Ram and Lucky get used to being brothers? What will Lucky do now that he’s finally graduated? What would a romance between the principal and Mrs. Kakkad look like? Will Percy ever find the girl of his dreams? Of course I’m also interested in alternative perspectives. What does Miss Chandni think of Ram? And what about Lucky’s mother?

Raumpatrouille Orion – Any: I confess, I don’t ship the canon pairing Cliff/Tamara. Instead, I ship Cliff/Lydia van Dyke, Tamara/Helga, Mario/everyone and Lydia/everyone. Both Lydia and Tamara are my favourite characters, so of course I would love to read fic about them being awesome or having fun together. But I’d also read teamfic, adventure, canon pairings and a story about Villa or the other members of the crew. I also think a story about Spring-Brauner has potential. Canon left me with a desire for more that I haven’t satisfied yet. If you are a native speaker of German, please consider writing the story in German, if that isn’t against the rules. If not, English will do as well!

Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori | Red River | Anatolia Story – Any: I love history. And I love historical fiction, so I couldn’t not read this manga, since I had barely heard of the Hittites before. I’m especially interested in stories that explore the foe-yay/rivalry between Kail and Ramses (that naked wrestling match …), what the girls do when there’s no terrible danger lurking around the next corner, how the relationship between Ryui, Shala and Kikkuri works, what goes on in Ilbani’s head, what would have happened if Zannanza had made it to Egypt and married the princess, what happens to Juda … I haven’t read the last three volumes yet, so there is some stuff that I don’t know, but I don’t mind spoilers.

Survivors (2008) – Any: I love this series, I even made a picspam for it, but the fandom is sadly very small. I love all the characters, including the not so nice ones and those that were merely recurring, like Samantha Willis. You could write about her struggle to rebuild a society. I’d also love to know what happened to Peter and how he deals with having his mother back. How does Najid react to his presence? Will they become friends? I also love Al and Najid’s bonding experiences, the difficult relationship between Tom and Anya (especially from Anya’s PoV). What happens after the second season? What if Sarah hadn’t died? I’d read Greg/Tom hatesex too!

Random #25

Oct. 23rd, 2010 03:32 pm
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
☞ Yes, I’m still here. I just noticed that it has been almost two months. Wow. Well, a) I was rather busy and b) I had nothing to post. I have two and a half story drafts finished, but my beta is MIA and so I haven’t posted them yet.

☞ I also will be rather busy during the next few weeks, because I will participate in NaNoWriMo again ([personal profile] jaaaarne, I added you to my buddy list). I even have something of a plan. I have no finale for the story, but an idea where the story in headed and who the protagonists are.

☞ I have a new obsession: Avatar: The Last Airbender. The series is adorable beyond belief. And the fanfic is quite good too. Well, I don’t ship Zutara, so that narrows it down a bit. Curiously enough, most of the fanfic seems to be posted on ff.net, so I spend much more time there for a change.

☞ I will also participate in Yuletide this year. We’ll see how that works out. I nominated Heroic Legend of Arslan, Main Hoon Na, Raumpatrouille Orion, Rome, Anatolia Story and Survivors. If everything goes according to plan I’ll post an entry about the three soonish. If not, there’s always Wikipedia.

☞ Also, hopefully, OTW retrospective. I’m too busy this weekend.
rodo: "never" part of the neverwhere logo (neverwhere)
Title: An Elephant's Memory
Fandom: Neverwhere
Length: 2698 words
Rating: 6+
Characters: Door, Richard Mayhew, Marquis de Carabas
Warnings/Labels: teamfic
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] lelek
A/N: This is obviously the story that I wrote for [livejournal.com profile] colebaltblue during Yuletide 2009. I really liked her prompt and writing this story, although I might have defaulted if it hadn't been for [livejournal.com profile] merry_stew's support and help. You can find the story on the AO3 as well: An Elephant's Memory.


In which there are a chess game, an elephant and a lot of mice. )
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter with a santa hat (christmas)
Okay, I've not yet read all of my gifts because half of them are in the Yuletide Madness Collection. I got six gifts in total, which is AWESOME, and the stories that I could read so far are AWESOME as well, even if my comments maybe aren't the most enthusiastic. If you're reading this dear mystery writers, it's not your fault, it's mine. I suck at writing glowing comments.

So here are the stories:

  1. Ghoul Friday, Dresden Files, from Thomas' point of view. "Thomas does a lot for Harry, but entertaining cranky wardens might be going too far. Set somewhere between the novels Small Favor and Turn Coat." It illustrates Thomas' feelings for Harry and his trouble dealing with his Hunger very well!
  2. Moving Out (and On), Dresden Files. "Ramirez discovers Thomas has easy access through Harry's wards. Awkwardness ensues," which is a very good summary, and the best about this story is the part that's between the lines, in my opinion!
  3. Like Taking Candy from a Baby, Dresden Files. "Charlie had heard rumors about Warden Dresden, but he never expected this." Thomas scares a Warden. Very funny!
  4. Carmel, Kings. "Jack sat out on the veranda sipping his coffee and watching the sun rise." A sweet short piece on Jack and Michelle before they return home after their father's death.
  5. Like a Virgin, Velvet Goldmine, which is not exactly what I wished for, but incredibly good anyway. "Arthur has a chance encouter with Curt at a record signing that may just change the course of both their lives." Too cute for words.
  6. Promise, Let Dai. "Jaehee looked up and couldn't believe his eyes." Jaehee and Dai meet again. Finally!

Updated to include Yuletide Madness stories. Also: My recipient loved my story. ♥

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