solesakuma: Nino with an amusing expression (Nino is amused)
Dear writer,

Sorry for the lateness!

I honestly would appreciate about any fic about the characters I requested. Any!

Things I love

Curtain and slife-of-life fic. I'm not much for angst and my favourite tone ranges from fluffy to bittersweet. I deeply enjoy humour, particularly dry or sarcastic humour... as well rom-com-ish humour.

I very much like stories that play with the formal structure, use weird formats or go all meta. I also like stories about the little wonders of every-day life. And plotty casefic! My favourite genres are mystery and fantasy, fwiw.

In terms of characters, I like conflictive yet loyal dynamics and makeshift families a whole damn lot.

General DNWs

Bodily fluids except for blood, rape, incest.

Other places to check out

This is my tumblr and this is my fic.

Keizoku 2: SPEC | SPEC ~ First Blood

Requested characters: Toma Saya - Sebumi Takeru

My favourite part of SPEC is how it deals with the themes of memory, pain and identity. I like how what makes us ourselves and what makes us humans is our memories and how memory = truth.

I also deeply enjoy how optimistic it is, despite the gore, the death and the Apocalypsis.

I'm interested in anything, but specially in post-canon fic or case files (or both). Exploring the canon lore would also super interesting, given how little sense it makes and how utterly cryptic it is.

In terms of tone, given how SPEC is all over the place, as long as it maintains the bizarreness and off-putting nature of the show, I'm happy with it.

I ship Touma/Sebumi a whole damn lot, but since their relatioship is pretty much universe-changing and rule-defying, I also really like gen fic about them and their relationship.

My DNWs for this canon would be my general ones + mundane AUs.

Dishonored

Requested characters: Corvo Attano - Emily Kaldwin - Jessamine Kaldwin

My favourite thing about this canon is its worldbuilding and how lived-in its world is. I'm really interested in how that connects to the personal journeys of the characters.

I love Corvo's bond to the Kaldwins. So I would really enjoy

- pre-canon fic about how their makeshift family worked
- fic set during canon where Corvo and Emily deal with what happened to Jessamine
- post-canon fic about Jessamine's legacy and Emily's reign.

I'd also really love canon divergence fic.


Ant-Man (Movies)

One of my favourite things about Ant-Man is its sense of fun and warmth. While the stakes are high-ish, the movie always has fun with its premise. So I'd enjoy fic ranging from bittersweet to fluffy.

In terms of the characters requested, it would be interesting to see how Hope reacts to Luis, for example. Or how Hank grapples with Scott taking his legacy and running with it. How does Hank react to Luis, as well? Luis is part of Scott's past and it'd be nice to see that interacting with his present in general.

My DNWs for this canon would be my general ones + deathfic and mundane AUs.
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Dear Yuletide Author:

Thanks in advance! I left my requests very open, but if you want more details, read on!

You could check my interests or my fics to get an idea of what I like, probably.

First, some general likes, dislikes and squicks, in case you're like me and want more info:

I'm a fluff bunny. I like happy stories - gen, F/F, M/M, threesomes, AU, whatever - but I can enjoy angst stories as well. I enjoy porn, but it's not required at all.

In terms of pairings, a dynamic I enjoy is when the relationship is always confrontational, rife with communication issues and always slightly violent, but in which both people are willing to fight for it and become better people as a result.

I also enjoy romance of the not-so-loud kind. While romantic clichés have a place in my heart, I'm more of a curtain fic girl. Fluffiness and slice-of-life fics are awesome; you know, just a quiet, unassuming fic about the bittersweetness and the wonders of every day life.

In terms of gen, friendship and makeshift families and the overcoming differences and learning about new stuff are tropes I really like.

Humour - particularly of the sarcastic or the absurd kind. Banter and witticisms - even smug ones! - is always welcomed, as are strong narrative voices, strong stylistic choices, references and meta commentary. I'm a Lit major, I appreciate it a lot.

My squicks would be bodily fluids - except for blood -, gore, mpreg, vore and chan/shotacon. It's a rather short list. :)

+ Mafalda - Quino [Comic Strip]

Future fic would be awesome. Fic about their childhood games and about their loose Nakama would be nice as well. Or about their teenage years.

Given the political nature of the strip, a fic focusing on that would be good but only if you feel confident doing so.

Susanita/Manolito is my favourite ship and probably the first one. They're belligerent but their core values - fucked up as they are - are in sync. They're far more alike they care to admit.


I grew up on this comic and maybe at first I missed most political jokes, but now I can appreciate it for the keen social commentary it really is. Some of it may be a little outdated - for example, Mafalda's attitude towards her mother - but a lot of it still rings true. Its insight on the Argentinian society still holds up.

I like how the children work together even if they're that different. I'm always curious about whether they drifted apart as they grew older or not.

Since the historic, political aspect is so pronounced, I'd love something that explores how the cast reacted to the changed that ensued after the comic ended, but if you're not that confident about your knowledge of Argentinian history or politics, future fic about their interpersonal relationships would be great!

+ Gunnerkrigg Court [Webcomic]

I enjoy the mythological, referential aspect of the comic and its absurd edges.

But what sets it apart are its characters and their relationships. They're well-defined and constantly evolving.

Friendship fic is great - I'd rather not get Annie/Kat -, specially if it focus on Annie's Lost Summer.


Annie has grown a lot on me - I like how unlikeable she gets sometimes, in a typically teenage way, and how those characteristics are related to her rather odd upbringing. Her friendship with Kat works very well - they get each other in a fundamental level and they compliment each other's faults.

I also like the almost parental role Rey has took in their lives. He's a very hairy older brother or crazy uncle. A fic from his POV could be really interesting.

Fic that fills in the gaps would be amazing. Annie's Lost Summer, Rey's backstory, Kat's childhood.

I'd even welcome Boxbot fic.

+ Keizoku : SPEC [Dorama, 10 episodes long]

Given that their bond is the emotional core of the series, anything focusing on that would make me happy.

Case file! Post-canon fic! Contemplative vignettes! Baby fic! High school AU! Anything!


I love the quirky, unsettling tone of this show a lot and how that spills over to the characters. They're all off-putting and weird, even if they have hidden depths. It also helps the slightly humorous tone. I really loved how I never knew whether to laugh or not at certain scenes.

So in terms of tone, a mix of angst and humour would be great.

I ship Toma/Sebumi like burning. It's understated but epic - they get each other and are not afraid of letting the other one face danger and make their own decisions.

Their relationship would be as weird as they are, so if you do write it, don't be afraid of keeping the rough edges! I can buy them as kinky sex fiends, asexual soulmates and everything in between.

+ Les Trois Mousquetaires | The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas [book]

While I like all four of them, I'm really intrigued by Athos and d'Artagnan bond. d'Artagnan's hero worship of Athos borders on an infatuation and Athos' blind trust in the younger dude is... weird.

You can take it to slashy places or not, I just want some exploration of their relationship in any form. Humour, angst, anything!


I like how broken Athos is, in contrast to d'Artagnan hope and confidence. They're both entertaining assholes and Dumas doesn't really take them seriously. (But did he ever take anything seriously?)

So fic following the tone of the book - playful, ironic, a little detached - would be awesome, but so would be fic taking their issues a little more seriously. Go ahead and try to make me laugh or break my heart, I'm equally happy.

Maybe playing with literary conventions could be fun. Some choice pages of their memories or letters.

If, dear author, you decide to write slash about them, porn would be really welcomed but not required at all.
solesakuma: (Ohmiya)
Most definitely not the best Christmas I've ever had, even if that's nobody's fault.

Fandom has made me really happy, though. Besides the amazing fic I got for JE Hols, I've gotten a really nice NatsuNiji fic for Yuletide! It's about Taiga asking questions, which we all should agree it's amazing.

Niw for random bitchiness. There's an Arashi fic in Yuletide and that cracks me up. Because it's such a small fandom!

I haven't managed to read anything in either Hols or Yuletide but well, life is what it is.

ETA: any recs for either of the exchanges?

solesakuma: (Ohmiya)
Dear Yuletide Author:

If you signed up for my fandoms, then you're a rare, brave soul. Thanks for taking the time to write a story for me. :)

Having fic in any of these fandoms is a treat in itself, but I know that my requests were very open and sometimes that's terrible and even more stifling than details.

Just checking my interests or my fics will give you an idea of what I like, probably.

But, some general likes, dislikes and squicks, in case you're like me and want more info:

I'm a fluff bunny. I like happy stories - gen, F/F, M/M, threesomes, AU, whatever - but I can enjoy angst stories as well.

I like:

- humour - particularly of the sarcastic or the absurd kind. Banter and witticisms - even smug ones! - are welcomed, as are strong narrative voices or strong stylistic choices.

- references and meta commentary. I'm a Lit major, I lurve the stuff.

- fluffiness and slice-of-life fics; you know, just a quiet, unassuming fic about the bittersweetness and the wonders of every day life.

- friendship and makeshift families. Overcoming differences and learning about new stuff. Achieving some kind of balance. You can never go wrong with gen ;)

- romance of the not-so-loud kind. While romantic clichés have a place in my heart, I'm more of a curtain fic girl.

I dislike:

- Gore, mpreg, vore, chan/shotacon. It's a rather short list. :)

In terms of specific fandoms:

+ Koi Cha no Osahou

Sakuragi Yaya is one of my favourite mangakas, because of the way she plays with yaoi conventions and because of her silly, slapstick humour.

Koi cha... features a dynamic I love in my main pairings - namely, one that's always confrontational and slightly violent, but in which both people are willing to fight for it and become better persons as a result. That, mixed with the Bildunsroman element, make it one of my favourite mangas.

The side characters are also great and they give the manga a little more width, if maybe not depth. I'd love to see the sisters fleshed out - and I'm not adverse to some good ol' femmeslash.

+ Mafalda - Quino

I grew up on this comic and maybe at first I missed most political jokes, but now I can appreciate it for the keen social commentary it really is. Some of it may be a little outdated - for example, Mafalda's attitude towards her mother - but a lot of it still rings true. Its insight on the Argentinian society still holds up.

Since the historic, political aspect is so pronounced, I'd love something that explores how the cast reacted to the changed that ensued after the comic ended, but if you're not that knowledge about Argentinian history or politics, future fic about their interpersonal relationships would be great!

Susanita/Manolito is my favourite ship and probably the first one - that dynamic I talked about regarding Koi Cha... probably stems from here. They're belligerent but their core values - fucked up as they are - are in sync. They're far more alike they care to admit.

Mafalda/Libertad also share their core values. Libertad is a more strident version of Mafalda and it'd be fun to see how that evolved.

Felipe/Miguelito makes no sense, but it'd be spacey fun.

Fic about their childhood games and about their loose Nakama would be nice as well.

+ Natsu no Koi wa Niji-iro ni Kagayaku

This dorama made me flail like a teenager and laugh like a kid. It's really idealistic and full of lovable characters. Even the smarmy brother is fundamentally good!

I love Shiori. She's strong, but in a gentle, calm way. She endures her pain and I like how the series followed her as she learnt to move on and embrace life.

Taiga's journey mirrors her, in a way, but while she embraces youthfulness again, he matures and learns to live with less worries.

Umi is adorable and I like her Tiny Tots in Love subplot. I was half-hoping for an epilogue in which he comes back.

Taiga's BFFs are funny and ridiculous, but hard-working and warm at the same time.

+ Usagi Drop | Bunny Drop

The main reason I enjoy this manga is because it manages to turn every day trivialities into something worth telling.

Nothing much happens during the first part of the manga and even afterwards, the plot retains its morose pace and that's a compliment!

It might not be blindingly brilliant, but it's soft and warm and it gives me warm fuzzies.

Rin is a great character - she's cute in a less conventional way and I adore her interactions with everyone. She's calm and collected, but a kid nevertheless.

Daikichi is GREAT and I love his 'Kids RAISE YOU!' plot. He's such an upstanding, good-natured guy...

The Nitaniis are also really interesting and their dynamic with Daikichi and Rin makes me happy and... sad about how things turn out. I wouldn't mind angst fic and an in-depth exploration of Kouki would be awesome...


Hm. I went a little overboard, but please keep in mind these are just suggestions! :)

Thanks and have fun writing the story!
solesakuma: Nino with an amusing expression (Nino is amused)
+ As Sha said, 'it's that time of the year!' and that means I'm off to Mar del Plata for volunteer work. 5,000 teenagers. 50 volunteers. 15 staff members. 15 days. THANK GOD IT'S BY TURNS. Still, 500 kids at the same time = OMG I'M GONNA DIE.

But I really enjoy it, so.

I'll be back on the 15th.

+ Due to the family issues I've been dealing with lately, I'm hopeless behind my fic schedule. But I can do it! I mean, I have a plot! That means I'll be able to finish it before deadline.

+ I'm probably and unwisely signing up for Yuletide, as well.

+ There's a bona fide Matsukame comm now. World is ending.

It's amusing how Nino/Kame and Matsukame are a combo in most people's heads. I guess people find the dynamics similar...

+ I have my Deathly Hallows ticket already! My little brother is coming for the pre-screening as well.

He's such a geeky kid. The other day he made me laugh so hard - he was using my whiteboard and then he wrote 'Patológico (logical duck)' and you may not get the joke, but it's silly as hell.

He surprised me a lot, too, because he had to do this report for school and he chose the sakura. So he reads about it and then he tells me about it and dude, he starts with 'The tradition of Hanami started in the Heian era, in the year 794 DC' and he was RIGHT. And he had read it once.

He might be lazy, but he sure as hell will be able to coast through school.

+ Dorama watching!

I'm just watching Freeter and Guilty. And SPEC, if subs were coming out.

SPEC is EPIC. Cheap Mulder and Scully, basically.

Guilty has... hobo Tamaki Hiroshi. Damn, is he hot in this one.

Freeter was quite good, but I relate so much to Nino's character I feel kinda silly. :P

ALSO: EITO + BABIES = AAAAAAAAW
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First, horribly late meme! I'm such a lazy poster... well, person.

Day 2: What themes or patterns do you write?

Since I write silly fluff most of the time, I have no idea at all. I guess... people finding out stuff and coming to terms with it, but that's such a broad idea. I like is seeing characters thrown off their balance and then, seeing them achieve a different kind of balance.

Hm. The other pattern, I think, would be 'unlikely friends'. Or rather, people that you never thought worked well together!

Day 1: What are you responding to or inspired by when you write fanfic?✔
Day 2: What themes or patterns do you write?✔
Day 3: What character archetypes do you enjoy (or hate) writing?
Day 4: Do you feel you have a writing style?
Day 5: When do you write what kinds of fanfics?
Day 6: How do you interact with readers' responses (or lack thereof)?
Day 7: Once it's posted, how do you interact with your story?


+ Regarding this awfully ridiculous chart, have first a fixed version that [personal profile] salinea  linked to and then a meme I stole from [personal profile] countlessuntruths:

GIVE ME A CHARACTER WHO IDENTIFIES AS FEMALE. Then I will write you the reasons why the lady is awesomer than awesome. It might be my squealing, it might be a drabble, it might be five reasons. The point is, I will gush about a female character, then YOU can gush about said female character and we will all be a little bit happier because 'FUCK YEAH, SHE'S AWESOME'.

+ Also: Yuletide fandom nominations are open! Yuletide is a small fandoms exchange and there are tons of dorama and manga fandoms nominated so go check it out!

I nominated Natsuniji and Mafalda, so, flist, you're my only hope!

+ ... I should stop doing exchanges.
solesakuma: Nino with an amusing expression (Nino is amused)
So, the fics I've written were:

Aber ich vergesse nicht, dass es ein Morgenrot gibt (The Edukators/Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei) for [personal profile] jae
Don't fear the German title; it's in English.

And two Treats:

one in Gokusen: Toast is overrated, for partypaprika. I'm quite happy about how it turned out, actually.

and one in Kimi wa Petto - the manga, mind you -: Unpacking for [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja. It's post-canon, so there'll be spoilers.

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