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Oct. 14th, 2013 @ 10:17 pm Dear Yuletide Santa
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Barney - smoking
I WILL LOVE WHATEVER I RECEIVE. Because nothing I've asked for has enough of itself in the world. So relax, and have fun!

If you're writing me Revenge, please know that the thing I love about the show is the core of humanity that Nolan is so obviously trying to save in Emily. I don't need them to be together for me to enjoy your story, but it is of course part of my sekrit dreams. Oh, remember the time she almost strangles him in her sleep? Good times. I wrote in the optional details:

I love them as friends. I love them as lovers. I love them as It's Complicated. I'd read just about anything about them in any context, but I like the notion that some day they might chuck it all and buy an island in the Caribbean together, either the same or adjoining huts, depending. Or something to that effect. I JUST NEED THEM TO BE HAPPY TOGETHER. If that's happily with their separate partners or happily co-parenting the baby Emily randomly gets knocked up with during some crazy sort of revenge-based sex, I will read the crap out of that fic. I'd read the one where Nolan gets Emily to give up revenge. I'd read the one where Emily takes Nolan to revenge camp. I'd read the AU where they're in the Regency era, or the AU where revenge camp is literalized and they are actually teenagers at Revenge Camp and Nolan is the spy gadget/arts & crafts counselor. I would read them in a house, on a mouse... you get my point.

And I really think that says it all. I would also happily read them reconciling after a break-up (romantic or friendship), Nolan nursing Ems back to health after a disaster or vice versa, and I occasionally ship them with Jack or -- yeah -- sometimes even Daniel. So I'm pretty open, and there's very little you could do to ruin this as long as they are still friends at the core of it. Friends, frenemies, friends who have sex, friends who aren't talking, friends who put together an elite squad of commandos to right wrongs, whatever. Friends.

If you are writing me Go On, I just love them all. The ensemble does it for me. I said:

The future is their friendships. Just let me have a little more going on. Maybe at Anne's second wedding, where Ryan is her best man, or maybe at Ryan's second wedding... Please do not put Lauren and Ryan together, and definitely respect Anne's sexuality and tell me they'll ALL BE OKAY and FRIENDS FOREVER.

And I mean all of that. The show ended too soon, before it got to really hit a stride, and it was already so much happy for me.

If you are writing Sleepy Hollow, I wrote:

The one where Abbie and Ichabod have a couple days to breathe, and she catches him up on some key facts he missed about the future like oh, sure, the moon landing, but also maybe MASH or some great sitcom, and they discuss clothes and shoes and how much she misses August Corbin and how much he misses EVERYTHING.

And if that doesn't quite cut it for you and your are looking for something else, I am also totes happy to see Abbie being a bad-ass or frankly, whatever floats your boat. There haven't been enough eps of the show yet to know very much. I am not opposed--I am possibly even in favor of--some Abbie/Ichabod hooking up, though I want them to know each other so much better first, and I so do not want him to feel like he's cheating on his wife--neither guiltily nor caddishly, so there would have to be a plot element that accounts for it, or the passage of time/grief, so please take those elements into consideration if your bent turns smutty.

If you are writing 30 Rock, I said:

A day in the life of Grizz & Hers plus a nod to all the crazy stuff that indicates their lives go on?

At this point, I think you can see that I like ensembles, friendship, happy things, and life going on. That said, 30 Rock is a weird thing, and... you gotta do what you gotta do. Would happily suck down some Queen of Jordan nonsense, as well.


I prompted:
I love everyone on the show, just everyone, and it doesn't have to be limited to the choices above. I'd love to see them just do something really random or unexpected for Donna in the Donna tradition--like she has them show up to her surprise wedding or something. OR just show them all being awesome to each other.

You could literally write me anything about their stupid happinesses and I would be full of my own stupid happiness. The one where Leslie launches a war against Michigan to get Anne back? The one where Leslie is president? The one where Leslie babysits Ron because Diane has to go out of town and he's dadding it on his own for the first time? ANYthing.
Nov. 19th, 2011 @ 12:00 am Dear Yuletide Santa
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Barney - smoking
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Jan. 2nd, 2010 @ 07:46 pm Now it can be told, and all that jazz.
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Ryan - The Look
Title: Ragged Edges
Author: boundbyspells
Fandom: Community
Pairing(s): annie/jeff, annie/troy, annie/abed/troy
Rating: R
Summary: Oh, fuck, a summary?!? Er. Uhm, future fic, basically.
Word Count: 3,600ish words
Spoilers: not so much
Author's Note: Written for marksykins for Yuletide 2009. Link takes you to Archive of Our Own.

Annie never meant to fall in love with all of the men in her Spanish study group. Well, not Pierce--she ends up loving Pierce, but not that way, because Pierce is not so much a man but a Weird Grandpa, which is a kind of man, she supposes, but not sexually interesting. Not to… the average woman. And certainly not to an above-average woman, which Annie is.
Dec. 27th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm Yay, Yuletided!!
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Barney - smoking
OMG, how much do I love my Yuletide gift? SOOOO much.

It's called The Sum of Educated People, and it is full of hilarious win. Oh, and it's Community fic, specifically Jeff/Britta, which I was in the throes of when I requested it (though, hilariously, now I'm all Jeff/Annie, but not whilst reading this fic, I assure you).

It starts: Because life isn't a TV show, Jeff doesn't get to be a lawyer again right after he graduates from Greendale.

And what I asked for--what I wanted--was The Maturation of Jeff Winger, and I knew as soon as I read the first sentence I was in good hands. The Jeff voice is SO PERFECT, but the little nods to the rest of the characters are spot on as well, like this little piece of synergistic bliss:

He measures time by whatever Ryan Seacrest is reporting on and doesn't realize until a sparkly, puffy bear trap shows up in his mail masquerading as an invitation that school's been over for a year. There's glitter on his hands for three days, like Lady Macbeth or something, until he finally calls Shirley to RSVP.


He sees Troy and Annie and Abed at improv, which, OK, could he BE any more gay? Or whatever word isn't offensive but means whatever gay meant the second time around? (He's growing, he's grown, he's -- still kind of an asshole.)

<3 <3 <3

Because that's the Jeff Winger I love. "He's growing, he's grown, he's -- still kind of an asshole." Aren't we all?

And. He's in a goddamn Sandra Bullock movie and it doesn't even matter.

Yes. YES! That is the fate and future that Jeff Winger deserves. I so want all of this to happen.

And the ending is just freaking brilliant. "They never do." Seriously. I'm not a crier. But I had a little tear in my eye and my throat closed up. SNIFFLES. GOD DAMNED SNIFFLES, SECRET SANTA. My love knows no bounds here.

*runs away from this rec--the emotion is too much*
Nov. 19th, 2009 @ 02:19 pm Yuletide Freakout
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It may be a sign of greater confidence in general, but I'm not freaking out about Yuletide this year. Possibly because I sat down and banged out a first sentence, and realized I'd be able to write the rest of the story without tears. Will it be spot-on and in-character and funny and wry and emotionally truthful? THAT I don't know. But there will be a story. And that's pretty great, because for the three days before I got the first sentence out, I was totally freaking out, just like I'm not doing now.

The. End.
Nov. 16th, 2009 @ 04:40 pm Dear Yuletide Santa
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HIMYM Threesome
I say this every year.

I'm easy. I will be deeply delighted by whatever you write. I am not married to anything. This year, I seem to want future fic, for some reason, but you know what? I like past fic. And crazy adventures. And romps. And farce.

I like stories with humor. Wry humor, really, but broad slapstick will do. I like happy endings. I like poignant moments and little details. I like discovering the secret things
you've discovered about the characters as you write them.

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Whatever you write me, be assured I'll be happy to get your story in my stocking on Yuletide Morn.

Jan. 27th, 2009 @ 01:10 pm State of the Fic...
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Sort of.

Per the demand of splash_the_cat, the fic that has appeared in this LJ is all nicely tagged now. The rest is still over at my FicLaundering site, which does still appear to be a Firefly fic site, which is a TOTAL LIE of course, because I only ever wrote a story and a half of Firefly.

And also, it appears that "Totally Pretend" won "Best Lily" portrayal from the HIMYM Legendary Awards, and "How His Friends Became Her Friends" was voted "Best Minor Character" portrayal in the same. So, thanks!

And that is that.
Jan. 1st, 2009 @ 10:46 pm Yuletide Confessions
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Ryan - The Look
For Yuletide, I wrote "No Disgrace, No Calamity in Entourage for Deepa D. Since I pinch-hitted, I immediately fell into a panic, wrote the fic in two hours, panicked more, revised for three days, posted it, and panicked.

But she seems to've appreciated it, which is good! Because my concept was whack!

I got nothing 'cause I pinch-hit, but that actually makes me feel more comfortable--truly, 'tis better to give than receive.
Dec. 24th, 2008 @ 04:36 pm Random Rec
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...for those of you HIMYMers who might be L'Engle fans, a surprising crossover: "the things Polly O'Keefe likes and dislikes about Barney Stinson." By voleuse, "Suppress Context in Advance".

The flavor is far more L'Engle than HIMYM, and I have NO IDEA how it works, but it does. It's like an orange and pink coat I once saw. Or quantum physics. Or mint chocolate chip ice-cream. Mysterious and worky.
Dec. 15th, 2008 @ 09:15 pm (no subject)
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Oh, crap, I just volunteered to pinch-hit for Yuletide. WHAT WAS I THINKING.