sonicshambles: (yuletide)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Happy Yuletide! Thanks in advance for writing for me. I love this exchange so much and am so excited to see what new and exciting stories come out of this year. I'm wishing you all of the luck and joy in putting my Yuletide gift together.

I've offered some general comments on my fic preferences and selected fandoms below.

If you need any additional information on what I like you can view my other Dear Author Fic Exchange letters here (DW) and here (LJ) or check me out on AO3 at [archiveofourown.org profile] sonicshambles or on Tumblr at [tumblr.com profile] revealingproserpina.


Likes & Dislikes | Chess - Rice/Ulvaeus/Andersson | Flight of the Conchords - TV Series | The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett | Sing Street | What We Do In the Shadows

Bonus Crossover FOTC/What We Do In The Shadows Prompts
Likes and Dislikes )

Fic Prompts )
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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thanks in advance for writing my Yuletide fic! I'm already excited to read it and I hope you have a great time writing it. I will go into some detail on my likes and dislikes as well as some prompts for each fandom but please know I truly mean it when I say that at the end of the day I want you to write a story that satisfies you as a writer.

Read more... )
sonicshambles: (Yule Palm)
I feel like moving all of my recs over here isn't going to happen anytime soon and honestly AO3's bookmarking system works pretty well on its own.

Anything I have recced and will rec can be found here. I still have so much to read!
sonicshambles: (Yule Palm)
For someone who wasn't sure if doing Yuletide was a good idea since it's been a few years since I participated I'm so happy I did. I received four amazing gifts that I absolutely love. I also wrote four fics that I'm happy with and have recieved nice comments from their reciepents as well as some nice attention from the YT reading community. I'll post those here after author reveals but wanted to brag about my gifts to anyone who might stumble across this journal.

In the order they appear on my Gifts page:

Where the Heart Is (100 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jane of Lantern Hill - L.M. Montgomery
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jane Stuart
Additional Tags: Drabble, yumadrin, Futurefic
Summary:

Nothing can keep her away forever.



This is a lovely drabble that in 100 words manages to capture Jane's love and attachtment to PEI and Lantern Hill. It's the difference between where you currently reside and where you consider home. I feel like Jane of Lantern Hill is often Montgomery's forgotten work but it's been my favorite since I read it and I'm so happy there are other fans of it as well.

Unravelled (1164 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Thick of It (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Malcolm Tucker
Summary:

There's something about being speechless while every plan he ever had unravels before his eyes that reminds him of his ex-wife.



This is exactly why by the end of Series 4 Malcolm had my full sympathy. He was a man no worse than just about everyone he worked with but got an ending far worse than any of theirs. I LOVE the backstory this fic gave him and how it filled in those cryptic blanks the show threw our away about Malcolm's home life. It's a little bit more hopeful than what the series gave us without shying away from who Malcolm is and what sort of world he lives in.

Happy Christmas (1212 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Thick of It (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sam Cassidy/Malcolm Tucker
Characters: Malcolm Tucker, Sam Cassidy, Jamie MacDonald
Summary:

Malcolm has the perfect gift for Sam this Christmas.



This was my very TTOI Yuletide and I have no complaints. :) Everything about this is so sweet and left such a huge smile on my face and Malcolm and Jamie were still so perfectly Malcolm and Jamie. For as little screentime as it got Sam and Malcolm's working relationship made me so happy and I love the idea of there being more to that relationship. I love that in this story they got together at Sam's insistence and that Malcolm found such a beautiful way to show her how much he cared.

The Skylark's Song (2624 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Colin Craven/Mary Lennox/Dickon Sowerby
Characters: Mary Lennox, Martha Sowerby, Dickon Sowerby, Colin Craven
Additional Tags: World War I
Summary:

In hope of magic at the end of a long war.



It's not always a good thing when a present makes you cry but this made me cry in the best way. It was melancholy but so full of love and hope and for those reasons and many others felt like a perfect continuation of the book. The role each character ends up playing in the war fits them and the way the magic of their bond and the garden still flows through them isn't even something I have the words to describe so I'm glad someone wrote such a wonderful story regarding it.

Now that I'm done with all of the family obligations this holiday season I'm looking forward to reading everything else of interest to me in the archive.
sonicshambles: (Yule Powerpuff Girls)
Hello There!

Happy Christmas Eve if that's your thing or a Very Merry Wednesday. Since it looks like the main collection will opening just as my family is settling down for a long Christmas Eve dinner I wanted to drop a quick note here. I'm an EST Yuletider whose family celebrates Christmas Eve with all of the food and festivities and present opening that many others associate with Christmas Day. As such I may not be able to read my present until very late tonight. Depending on how tired/full of wine I am I may not read and/or comment until tomorrow.

If you should happen to find your way over here before I've had a chance to comment this is my thank you in advance. I am super excited to read and comment and promise to do both as soon as I am able. ♥

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