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Title: Travelers' Tales
Author: Griddlebone/[personal profile] eggplantlady
Characters: Kino, Hermes
Rating: G
Summary: There is a legend among travelers: if you keep traveling long enough, if you don't turn back to revisit a place you've been before, one day you'll reach the end of the world... Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] shiibaru for the Yuletide 2016.
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Link: Read on AO3
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Dear Yuletide Author,

First of all: thank you for writing for me! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'll list some general likes and dislikes I have first, and then my fandom specific stuff (though that will probably just be copied over from AO3).

Likes: Just about everything. I'm good with action, drama, angst, humor, darkfic. Sometimes romance, if it works with the canon or I specified a pairing or two that I like. I prefer the focus to be on plot. I like cheese and kitsch, world building, high fantasy and sci fi. If you've seen Power Rangers, it's a favorite thing of mine, largely because it's so ridiculous and cheesy.

As far as writing goes, I am okay with whatever POV you want to write from. First, third, it's fine with me. I'm warier of second, but if your idea demands it go for it. Past tense, present tense are fine. Future tense is also fine if you want to attempt that for some reason. Any rating is acceptable, from G to MA.

Happy ending? Great! Downer ending? Also great! Rocks fall, everyone dies? Probably also great, depending on the fandom!

Dislikes: I'm not really into heavy kinks or things like Alpha-Omega dynamics. I'd rather not receive a fic like that... but again, if your idea demands it, I can probably roll with it.



Fandom Specifics

Exiles - Melanie Rawn
Sarra Ambrai, Collan Rosvenir, Alin Ostin, Valirion Maurgen

These are my four favorite characters from this series. Anything you want to write about them will probably make me an exceedingly happy fan. I'm also pretty intensely curious about what would have happened had there been another wraithenbeast incursion... so if you want to try for a post-apocalyptic AU take on things where everyone (or at least someone) on my list survives to deal with the beasts, go for it!

Beyond that... I'd love to see more of Sarra and Collan clashing with each other or being obnoxiously romantic and/or good at what they do.

I have so many questions about Alin and Val. How did they meet? How did they become a couple? How did the politics and culture of Lenfell affect their relationship outside the insulation/protection provided by the Resistance? What were things like in the Resistance before Sarra? Before Cailet?

Spiritwalker Trilogy - Kate Elliott

Andevai Diarisso Haranwy, Catherine Bell Barahal, Beatrice Hassi Barahal

Anything you want to write for this series will probably make me very happy. I'd love to see things from Andevai or Bee's perspective during the events of the series, when we're stuck in Cat's headspace due to the books' POV. Or I'd love to hear about the adventures all three of them get into (alone or in some combination) after the series. I'm very curious about Andevai's past and how it affected the man he became, so anything about that would also be great, as would something pre-canon focusing on Cat and Bee's hi-jinks.

I'd also be totally fine with something more focused on world-building. I find the alternate history and systems of magic in this series fascinating, and an exploration of those things would make me very happy!

Belgariad/Malloreon Series - David & Leigh Eddings

Ce'Nedra, Silk, Polgara, Poledra

Where to even start? I love all these characters, and any extra adventures (or quieter, less adventurous moments) you want to write for them would make me very happy. I get a total kick out of Silk and Ce'Nedra, and a look into either of their heads or into their pasts (or potential futures) would be fabulous.

Polgara is just about everything I have ever wanted in a heroine. I would love to explore more of her past, her power, or her relationship with Durnik or her parents, or even her feelings about Garion as she raised him at Faldor's Farm. If there's ever been something, somewhere about her that you wanted to explore more... go for it!

The same goes for Poledra. I'd love to see things from her perspective, whether before, during, or after the canon.
eggplantlady: A Spiritmaster looks out over an early morning Poeta (Default)
Title: Unlikely Inheritance
Author: Griddlebone/[personal profile] eggplantlady
Characters: Shilo, Amber, Graverobber
Rating: T
Summary: What do you do after your entire world falls apart? Find allies where you can and keep on going. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] nikkiscarlet for Yuletide 2015.
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: I own nothing.

Link: Read on AO3
eggplantlady: Galtar and Goleeta riding Thork, from promotional artwork for "Galtar and the Golden Lance" (Galtar and Goleeta)
Dear Yuletide Author,

First of all: thank you for writing for me! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'll list some general likes and dislikes I have first, and then my fandom specific stuff (though that will probably just be copied over from AO3).

Likes: Just about everything. I'm good with action, drama, angst, humor, darkfic. Sometimes romance, if it works with the canon or I specified a pairing or two that I like. I prefer the focus to be on plot. I like cheese and kitsch, world building, high fantasy and sci fi. If you've seen Power Rangers, it's a favorite thing of mine, largely because it's so ridiculous and cheesy.

As far as writing goes, I am okay with whatever POV you want to write from. First, third, it's fine with me. I'm warier of second, but if your idea demands it go for it. Past tense, present tense are fine. Future tense is also fine if you want to attempt that for some reason. Any rating is acceptable, from G to MA.

Happy ending? Great! Downer ending? Also great! Rocks fall, everyone dies? Probably also great, depending on the fandom! (I wouldn't want that for Court of Fives, but for most of the others go full speed ahead.)

Dislikes: I'm not really into heavy kinks or things like Alpha-Omega dynamics. I'd rather not receive a fic like that... but again, if your idea demands it, I can probably roll with it.

Hard nos: Please do not write anything for me with twin tropes. This is one of the few things that can make me instantly hate a story. I'll spare you the rant (see my request for Court of Fives if you really care), but please no.

Court of Fives - Kate Elliott

Amaya
Bettany
Denya
Jessamy

I was totally drawn into the universe of this book, so if you want to ignore my character requests and go for straight world building/exploring, by all means do so. In general, I want to know all the things about all the characters in this series. How did Amaya and Denya meet? Are they girlfriends or just friends? There are some interesting hints about Bettany in Court of Fives, but then she disappears. What is she up to while Jessamy and the others are trying to recover from their unfortunate situation? I oved Jessamy as a protagonist, and I'd like to see more about her. What was she like before the story? How did she feel when she first snuck out to train for the fives? One of my favorite things about this book is the relationship between Jessamy and Bettany - how they're separate individuals with their own personalities and interests, despite the fact that they're twins. That's something you hardly ever see and, as a twin myself, it's really special to me.

Please do not write me fic for this book where Jessamy and Bettany are acting out any of the classic twin tropes. I don't want to see them switching places or tricking people by being visually interchangeable, I don't want to see them as halves of some perceived whole, I don't want to see them finishing each other's sentences, or otherwise being dehumanized because they look alike. All of those are HUGE nos for me.

Black Crystal Sword Saga - Ancient Bards

Daltor
Dorus
Sendor
Shena

Canon Links
Part One: The Alliance of the Kings
Part Two: Soulless Child
Part Three: A New Dawn Ending
There are some (optional) expansions to the songs on Sara Squadrani's blog.

This trilogy is cheesy. It's shallow, and it's got magic and dragons and laughably thin characters. And I think it's really great. If you want to go a more high fantasy route, do it. If you want to ramp up the cheese and just run with it, please do! Feel free to write about any or all of the characters I listed here, and including Alron or Rahed is fine with me even though they aren't on the list. (You can include any extra details from Sara Squadrani's blog posts about this saga or not.)

If it helps at all, my favorite songs from the saga are The Birth of Evil, All That Is True, Soulless Child, Through My Veins, and Hope Dies Last.

Here are some ideas for things I'm curious about:

Daltor - Why did Sendor target Daltor and his father? What was with the whole bear thing? When and how did he learn to tame dragons like that?

Dorus - Just how much autonomy does he have? Is he just a puppet, 100% controlled by Sendor, or can he act on his own at all?

Sendor - How did he find out about the black crystal sword in the first place? Or, how did he meet Shena? What was it that brought them together?

Shena - What's a kerim? They're described as "elves of ice," but that's not much to go on. Why was it illegal for her to be in a relationship with Sendor?

Galtar and the Golden Lance

Galtar
Goleeta
Rava
Tormack

Canon Link
Galtar and the Golden Lance on Veoh (entire series)

This series was one of my favorites when I was a kid, and I seem to be about the only person who's ever heard of it. Any fic for this fandom that I didn't write would make me happier than I could say. I'm always curious about the characters' backstories in this series, since we don't get a lot of information on that from the show. What was Galtar's life like before he met Goleeta? What was Goleeta's family like? What motivates Tormack? I also really like that Goleeta and Rava have this rivalry of sorts going on. If you want to write something exploring that in more detail, go for it!

Ancient Aliens

Any Character

I'll be honest: I just want any fic where anybody from this show meets an actual alien. I'd prefer it to be as silly as possible, but serious fic is also fine.
eggplantlady: Stills of Utena and Anthy from the Virtual Star Embryology ending theme (Utena Virtual Star)
First of all: Hi! Thank you for writing for me!

Secondly: I'm very easy to please. I'm sure I'll love whatever you write for me. There isn't much I don't like when it comes to fanfic... I like action/adventure, drama, angst, romance, AU (particularly fantasy and In Space, but I pretty much like AUs in general), crossovers, comedy, darkfic. Femslash, slash, and het are all fine by me. I am okay with any rating you want to write.

My major squicks are non-canonical incest and kinks involving humiliation.

More specific things )
eggplantlady: Galtar and Goleeta riding Thork, from promotional artwork for "Galtar and the Golden Lance" (Galtar and Goleeta)
First of all: Hi! Thank you for writing for me! This is my first time participating in Yuletide, so I apologize in advance if I've missed any information you may need or want.

Secondly: I'm very easy to please. I'm sure I'll love whatever you write for me. There isn't much I don't like when it comes to fanfic... I like action/adventure, drama, angst, romance, AU (particularly fantasy and In Space, but I pretty much like AUs in general), crossovers, comedy, darkfic. Femslash, slash, and het are all fine by me. I am okay with first or third person perspective, and any rating/tense/style is fine.

My only major squick is non-canonical incest.



Cut for fandom specifics )