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Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 02:34 pm
I received Mustache by [ profile] Truth, which is fantastic Joaquín/Manolo/María from The Book of Life. It is sweet and funny and fun and absolutely everything I wanted for these three.

I wrote Weekend Getaway for [ profile] MissHammer in Lupin III, which I really enjoyed writing.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2015 07:50 pm
Yay, I managed to finish my story just in time. I'm fairly pleased with how it came out too. And now that I can cross that off my list of things I need to do, it just leaves me with, like, twenty other things I need to get done for the holidays.
coprime: Marny bouncing (video games)
Sunday, October 25th, 2015 02:00 pm
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! I am so excited you offered to write something for me in a fandom that I love! And I am sure I will love whatever you write. I've included some more information in this letter--some general likes/dislikes and some fandom-related babblings--if you want them, but don't feel obligated to use anything in this letter if you don't want to. I think the best stories are the ones the writer was excited about, so if already know what you want to write, go for it! I will love whatever you write, promise. Also, some sections are noticeably longer than others. I really truly am equally excited for all my requests otherwise I would not have requested them. That being said....

Generalities )

The Book of Life )

Final Fantasy IV )

Gunstar Heroes )

Rosario + Vampire )

And having said all that, my very first paragraph still stands: the best story I could get is one you are excited to write, whatever that story is. I promise I will love it.
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Sunday, January 5th, 2014 01:42 pm
I got the absolutely wonderful Tweak's Big Dream by [ profile] Chibifukurou, which is everything I could have ever wanted in an Octonauts story. It's adorable and full of heart and has sea turtles!

And I wrote At the Movies for [ profile] kyuuketsukirui, a ParaNorman fic featuring Norman/Neil because the two of them are super cute together.
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Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 12:18 am
Whewww, that was close. But I did it!

And, if my writer is reading this, I always try to comment on the story written for me as soon as possible. Normally this is in the morning before family obligations demand my presence, but this year my family is doing things in the morning and then it will be off to the BF's family. So I may not get to it until the evening or later if other things come up. But I will read and comment as soon as I can.
coprime: Austin Jackson doing what he does best (Detroit Tigers baseball)
Sunday, October 20th, 2013 12:53 pm
I'm really happy about the request I was matched on! It is totally something in my wheelhouse plus room for a bit of stretching if I want. It's even a fandom I thought about requesting because I want what my recipient is asking for. This fandom needs all the fic; I don't know why it doesn't have more. (I ended up not requesting it because I decided I would have been slightly less enthusiastic about receiving fic from it as opposed to the four things I did request. So this seems about perfect. ^^)

It's a good thing I am so excited about my assignment because the Tigers have left me with a big sighhhhhh. That was not a good end to the season, guys! I think things would have ended differently had Cabrera been healthy. And he certainly did his best, so I'm not faulting him. (Except when he ignored the third base coach's sign to stop and then got out at home plate. That was not a good decision.) But we really didn't look like a championship team once we clinched the playoffs.
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Monday, October 14th, 2013 12:33 am
I'm finally participating in Yuletide again after a two year hiatus. I am simultaneously excited and slightly terrified. (Excited because Yuletide is exciting, terrified because it's been a while since I've done this.) I finally finished my letter, which is waaay longer than any other letter I've written. I just had a lot of thoughts this year, I guess, haha. Here's hoping I don't scare off any potential writers with it.
coprime: a lone man walking through a bamboo forest (Mushishi)
Monday, October 14th, 2013 12:24 am
Hello dear Yuletide Author! Words cannot describe how excited I am that you offered one of my teeny fandoms. I love all these canons, so I'm sure I will love whatever you write me. I'm easy to please, I promise, so what I want most is for you to write a story that you like. If you already know what you want to write, go for it! If, on the other hand, you'd like a bit more diection, read on. (Warning: I got way more rambly this year than I have in past letters. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing yet.)

General Likes/Dislikes )

Breath of Fire III )

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) )

Octonauts (TV) )

Phantasy Star IV )

Final Thoughts: Thank you so much for offering to write one of my beloved fandoms, darling author! I know this is a long letter, but what I said in the first paragraph still stands. I am ecstatic at the mere idea of fic for me in one of my four requests, so if you already have an idea, go for it!

[1] A tool-assisted speedrun uses an emulator (and therefore save states and frame-by-frame progression of the game) to create a "perfect" game. I don't know if you're familiar with TASes or what the opinion of them is in the wider gaming community, but I think they'd be pretty decent for canon review. Personally, I find them neat because I find all the manipulation that goes on (lengthening the time between random encounters as much as possible, always getting critical hits, best walking path, etc.) really interesting. They're not a substitute for actually playing a game, but I don't think anyone in the TAS subculture claims it is. (I highly recommend the Super Metroid TASes and explanation about what they're doing as an intro to what TASes can do.)

The Breath of Fire III TAS is long, but the game itself is long. The TAS names Ryu "A" because that's two less letters for the dialogue boxes to print before they can be dismissed. For the most part, I was able to read the dialogue boxes just fine without pausing, but if you're a slower reader than me, you might want to keep the pause button at the ready.

The Phantasy Star IV TAS has no sequence-breaking that I know of, but the dialogue boxes go by very fast. You might want to keep the script open in another window if you watch.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Jean from Jules Verne's The Mighty Orino)
Monday, November 21st, 2011 04:41 pm
...I can't believe I forgot to do this for nearly a year. Which is annoying because I got the most wonderful story last year for Yuletide.

There and back again by [ profile] oxymoron is the Mighty Orinoco story I never thought I'd be lucky enough to get. Oxymoron read an entire Jules Verne novel for me! And then wrote a sublimely perfect Jeanne! I love her so much that she's my only icon here on DW, and I never thought I'd ever get anything about her because who else has ever read The Mighty Orinoco? I love it so much, and it makes me so sad that this story will never get the accolades it deserves because it is for a rarest-of-rare fandom.

I wrote Awry Plans for [ profile] bribitribbit in the Lilo & Stitch fandom. I had fun writing it.

And, sadly, I made the decision not to participate in Yuletide this year. I just don't have the time and energy to do it this year.
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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 01:15 pm
Hello Yuletide Author! Thank you very much for offering to write one of my teeny fandoms! I am actually very easy to please, and I am sure I will love whatever you write. I firmly believe that the best stories are the ones the author wants to write, so if you have an idea that doesn't match my optional details, go for it. If you'd like a bit more guidance (or a bit more explanation...) however, then read on.

General Stuff )

Super Street Fighter IV )

The Might Orinoco by Jules Verne )

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne )

Poe series by Harold Schechter )

...I hope that, if you read all my ramblings, it hasn't scared you off. I really did mean what I said at the beginning of this letter though; I will love whatever you write.
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 11:29 am
I had two wonderful stories written for me. The Quicke and the Fed by Perri Smith is my original gift. It's about Kyle Quicke from Jennifer Estep's Bigtime series, and it's absolutely perfect. Perri captured all the things I love about the series -- it's got a fight, humor, wacky superheroes and ubervillains, cameos from a ton of canon characters, and even a bit of potential romance. I love Kyle's reasoning for trying to be in the spotlight so much and how important his restaurant is to him. It's one of the lesser read stories on Yuletide this year due to being fic for an almost unknown series of romance novels, and I wish it wasn't because I really do think that people unfamiliar with the canon but who like crazy superhero stuff would love this too.

I also had a treat written for me, Happy Owlidays by Ponderosa, which is a little holiday fic for the Owly comic books. And it too was perfect. I'm really pleased with the way she handled dialogue because the comics don't have words in the speech bubbles, just pictograms. But Owly and Wormy and Racoon sounded just like how I hear them, to the point where I sometimes mentally substituted in what I thought the pictogram would be if it were an actual comic. Sadly this is also one of the lesser read stories in the archive, even though it shouldn't be because it is heart-warming and adorable.

I wrote Old Friends for [personal profile] mesmiranda in the Up fandom. The story came out a bit more rushed (in one particular spot especially) than I would have liked because my holiday season was a bit more rushed than I thought it would be. But [personal profile] mesmiranda liked it and there are quite a few bits I enjoyed writing as well, so I think it was a success.
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Monday, December 21st, 2009 11:56 am
Ohh, I am so glad I managed to get my story in on time. I was a little worried. Next year I'll hopefully do what I did last year, which was upload a week early. I do like my story though, and more importantly I think (I hope!) my recipient will too.

And now I get to do all the other zillion things I need to do today, one of which will hopefully be a nap.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 07:42 pm
Huzzah, I like my assignment! I'm so excited, yay. And I shall refrain from saying anything else for fear of giving something away, haha.
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 06:29 pm
Hello, my Yuletide Author! I'm ridiculously easy to please and am willing to read just about anything, especially in the four fandoms I've requested this year. I'm sure I'll love whatever you write, so if you've already got an idea, go forth and write! The rest of this post is for if you'd like a bit more about my likes/dislikes.

General Stuff )

Jennifer Estep - Karma Girl )

Jules Verne - The Mysterious Island )

Monsoon Wedding )

Owly )
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 09:15 pm
Now that it's January 1st, I can say I wrote The Spring Thaw for [ profile] jesidres, and [ profile] jesidres wrote the lovely Symbiotic Nature for me. I'd wondered when I saw that there were all of three Mushishi stories this year if maybe my recipent and I had gotten assigned each other. And it turns out we were! It is a funny old world sometimes.

I really enjoyed writing The Spring Thaw, although it took me a while to write because I was worried that I wouldn't be up to the challenge of Mushishi and blending my typical writing voice with the feeling of the series. My idea for the kaihyouki actually came from an art piece by [ profile] jesidres, and the rest of the story sort of formed itself around the fact that I wanted to use these mushi she drew in her story. I don't think it was very obvious that I borrowed them from her art though.

I have discovered that there are only so many times I can see people reccing Merlin stories that can be more or less summarized by "Arthur and Merlin act like morons" before I succumb and start reading them. Without having seen even a scrap of the actual show, mind you, which led to the interesting visualization of Uther being played by Patrick Stewart. And when I started watching the show, it was a bit funny because I already knew each episode's basic plot and resolution. But I've been enjoying them all the same, and Patrick Stewart no longer shows up when I read fic, so it's all good.
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Thursday, December 25th, 2008 03:07 am
Eeee, my story! It is wonderful and perfect and I love it lots and lots! Symbiotic Nature was written just for me, and it has Tanyuu and Ginko and musings about the nature of mushi and humans and how those two worlds interect. It's everything I could have hoped for.

If my Yuletide author is stalking my journal, I tried to leave a comment about how much I love your story, but when I hit submit I got the angry Yuletide snowman. So I have no clue if it went through or not. (If it didn't, I can tell you that it was not substantially different than the above paragraph. If it did, you can confirm this for yourself.) And since I was planning on writing a more detailed comment for you anways when it's not 3am, I'm going to hold off on trying to resubmit.

And now, as it is 3am and I have to be social with about 30 family members tomorrow, I am off to bed.
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Thursday, December 18th, 2008 04:32 am
...I think I've finished my Yuletide story. \o/! All it needs is a title, summary, and final editing to make sure I haven't missed anything. I'm rather pleased with it myself and I think my recipient will like it, so that's all I really care about. Hopefully I will still like it just as well in the morning.

I have no clue what to title this thing though. And no clue if, in the athor's notes, I should include a link to a particular thing of my recipient's that helped to inspire her story. Something to debate while Christmas shopping tomorrow, I guess, because I need to get my story uploaded tomorrow or else it won't be uploaded before the deadline. (RL dictates that I won't have reliable internet access on the 19th and 20th.)

But my story's finished, whoo-hoo!
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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 11:56 pm
I got my Yuletide assignment, yay! And I'm totally psyched about it too. I've got an idea that I think will be really neat, but I need to review the canon before I can begin writing.

Also, hi, Yuletide Author! I wrote a letter for you if you want, but you are in no way obligated to read if you don't want.

I already know I'm going to love whatever story you write me because it will be in one of my teeny, tiny fandoms that is dear to my heart. Really and truly, I'm just thrilled that someone else knows these fandoms. I want you to have fun writing your assignment because stories the author enjoyed writing are the ones that come out best. So if you have an idea that would be really cool and awesome but doesn't quite fit my details? Go for it! On the other hand, if you'd like to know more about me, I am happy to oblige.

General Stuff )

Monsoon Wedding )

Mushishi )

Owly )

To sum up, I like lots of things, and I want you to go where your heart wants to because a story you enjoyed writing is one I'll enjoy reading.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Jasione montana)
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 10:02 pm
Yuletide 2008 sign-ups opened today, so now I get to agonize about what I'm offering to write. The requests were fairly easy to decide this year, although now I have to figure out what I want to write as prompts for them.

However, the slightly odd yet awesome start to this year's Yuletide is that my third request from last year got written as a NYR story. Painted Love by [ profile] misura is exactly what I wanted when I asked for Jules and Robin from Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters Inc books. There's romance and Jules being awesome and oh, I love it.

So Painted Love was a surprise but also a really good reminder of why I want to do Yuletide again: So I can (*crosses fingers*) make someone as happy with their story as I was with each of mine last year. I think this is a good reminder because I can already feel anxiety about ruining someone's Yuletide creeping up on me.
coprime: an awesome lady stepping out of a boat (Phoradendron leucarpum)
Tuesday, December 25th, 2007 09:07 pm
This is the first stretch of time I've been able to have to myself today, although it was good seeing family. And of course in my first bit of free time, I read my Yuletide stories. (I got a story plus a treat! I am amazed and awed!) Honestly, it was really hard to not sneak away during the day to read them. But I stayed strong because I wanted to be able to read at my own pace and give them the attention and love they deserve.

Both stories are utterly perfect and wonderful and I cannot imagine anything better. The story written for me is New Cuisine. It's Saul/Fritz from Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books, and...I am not sure if there are words to describe how much I love this story. Perhaps you can picture a giant heart taking up your entire computer screen and you'll get close, but that's only perhaps. I was captivated by its wonderfulness from the first paragraph, so maybe that can convince people where my words are failing:
Someone once said every man is the hero of his own story. Maybe it's true. But if your friend and fellow P.I. is a hot-shot author who writes up his exploits for the reading public, that public doesn't even know you have your own stories.
Is it not fantastic? (This is a rhetorical question because the only acceptable answer is "Mythical creatures are jealous of it's fantasticness, it's so fantastic.")

And I got a treat too, which I am amazed by because I would have been completely ecstatic with one perfect story but instead I got two! It's Crime and Punishment, Tony/Lucas from seaQuest DSV. I already thought it was great with Tony and Lucas exploring a really cool underground cave (Underwater exploration, yay!), and there was lots of fun, teasing banter between them. But then you get to the kissing, and something that was already wonderful and perfect manages to get even perfecter.

I don't know how I managed it because I don't deserve one story that's exactly what I wanted, much less two, but that's what I got. To both authors, thank you so very, very much.