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Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:02 pm
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
2:19 pm
2016 Yuletide Secret Santa letter
Dear Yuletide writer,

First off thank you so much for writing this story. You are wonderful and I know whatever you decide to write will be fantastic.

OK. Standard general comments. Which are frankly cut and paste from last couple of years. Prefer bromance to slash. If you see the characters differently though, I'm not going to run screaming from the room. I do prefer relationships being grounded in some kind of realistic chemistry; emotional commitment improves both the sex and the story. However, I've got nothing against smut. Smut can be a wonderful thing. Indulge if you're inclined. I do tend to prefer story to PWP.

Don't feel you have to be light and fluffy. I'm perfectly happy with angst if that's what you want to write. I do kind of lean toward upbeat endings, but have a fairly loose definition of upbeat. They don't have to end with a traditional 'happy ending', just not completely hopeless please.

Also I love crossovers and AU s.

If you want to do holiday stories I like them, but don't feel you have to go with a holiday theme if you have other ideas.

Thank you so much for undertaking to write a story for my, somewhat odd, requests. You are wonderful person.

And remember the optional details, completely optional. If you took a look at your assignment and went, “OMG, I don't even remotely see these characters like that”, don't worry. I love surprises. And since my family are the type of people who ask for a list and buy you exactly what's on it I don't get many.


Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

The lads are my favorite tiny fandom. I'm up for any thing with this one. Post movie, elaborate heists, anything. These guys would lend themselves nicely to crossovers and AU s. A modern day setting would be especially fun.

I see bromance between Plunkett and Macleane rather than slash. The exception would be a threesome with Lady Rebecca, although based on the class differences of the period I suspect Plunkett would be considerably less open minded about such things than the other two. Or I could easily see Macleane returning to philandering ways and Lady Rebecca turning to Plunkett for consolation/sympathy/support/just generally better husband material. Heck you could even combine the two ideas.

If you don't want to do romance (or even if you do) I'd love to see explored how the addition of Lady Rebecca to the mix, turning them from a duo to a trio, effects things. The class differences between her and Plunkett are even greater than between him and Macleane so that could be a problem. But they both have such a strong connection to Macleane that it seems to me that they would try to get along for his sake. And very easily discover that despite their differences in background they make a good team as well. To the point where Jamie is a little bit jealous? Or does he love that the people he loves like each other?

Or if you wanted to throw in Mary (flashback, AU or otherwise) or an OC for a love interest for Plunkett that would please me too.

I really would like to see the class difference explored more. That's not going to vanish just because they made it to America. Depending on where in America they settle it could be as rigid as it was back in England.

Canon availability: You can finally get this movie on Region 1 DVD and Netflix has it streaming.


Stargate Universe

I love Rush. (I generally adore Robert Carlyle in case you couldn't tell.) I like his rather single minded pursuit of knowledge. Anything which explores him as teacher or mentor or leading the science team in saving the day, again, or just you know, doing science would be great.

I'd especially like to see him interacting with the smart, competent women who make up Destiny's crew. Not necessarily romantically, but as mentor or colleague. Rush is clearly more interested in your brains than the package they come wrapped in. Something with him and Lisa Park working together would delight me. Throw in Greer having no clue but helping out anyway. Or maybe him and Camile taking charge of things when the military can't do it.

Don't feel like you have to make Young or the other military guys bad guys in this. They can disagree as to goals without being villains. Besides, I always kind of got the feeling that Rush is perfectly happy having Young in charge because that way he doesn't have to bother with all that pesky administrative stuff. I suspect poor Camile spent half her time on Icarus chasing Rush down to get stuff like personnel evaluations done. (You know they had them. The military loves it's paperwork.)

Canon availability: Both seasons are on DVD and probably Netflix although I didn't check


Rivers of London

For once I actually nominated something that other people want to read/write. I am somewhat amazed.
Like I said in my optional details mostly I want to see more of the Folly folks doing their day to day stuff and interacting with each other: Crime solving; teaching/learning magic; adventures in cooking; pretty much anything you want.. I'd especially enjoy seeing Peter trying to bring Nightingale into the 21st century. Both as regards to tech and socially. (And just what is Molly doing with the computer?)

Feel free to include Lesley or Dr Walid or Varvara if you like. Or for that matter any of the other cops and family members who appear in the books.

I'd like to see more exploration of the Master/Apprentice relationship from both sides. Does magic make the oath Peter took somehow more binding? What happens when you break it? (Not that I want Peter or Nightingale to do that, but there are the folks who have broken their staffs and Lesley's betrayal that might make them wonder what the impact is.)

Or explore what Peter says in 1st book. “I am a sworn constable,... And that makes me an officer of the law. And I am an apprentice, which makes me a keeper of the scared flame” from both their perspectives. And Molly's as well. She's as dedicated to the Folly as Nightingale and Peter. Does she see herself as an Issac too, or is her loyalty more personal?

Or you could explore what really screwed up magic. Or at least screwed up practitioners of magic. To the point where even the practitioners apparently thought that magic was dying out. What happened? Ettersberg? And why does it now appear to be reversing?

Basically have fun with this.

Thanks again for offering to write me a story. Can;t wait to see what you come up with.
Sunday, October 25th, 2015
5:02 pm
Yuletide Letter 2015
Dear Yuletide writer,

First off I love that you are doing this. Particularly since when I put my list together this year I looked at it and thought. Oh, dear, no one is going to want to do these. I even had a couple of back ups from the more 'popular' fandoms in case I got the dreaded We Can't Match You email.

OK. Standard general comments. Which are frankly cut and paste from last couple of years. Prefer bromance to slash. If you see the characters differently though, I'm not going to run screaming from the room, its just I'm more into non-romantic relationships this year. That said if you're not feel free to go with it. I prefer relationships being grounded in some kind of realistic chemistry; emotional commitment improves both the sex and the story. However, I've got nothing against smut. Smut can be a wonderful thing. Indulge if you're inclined. I do tend to prefer story to PWP.

Don't feel you have to be light and fluffy. I'm perfectly happy with angst if that's what you want to write. I do kind of lean toward upbeat endings, but have a fairly loose definition of upbeat. They don't have to end with a traditional 'happy ending', just not completely hopeless please.

Also I love crossovers and AU s.

If you want to do holiday stories I like them, but don't feel you have to go with a holiday theme if you have other ideas.

Thank you so much for undertaking to write a story for my, somewhat odd, requests. You are wonderful person.

And remember the optional details, completely optional. If you took a look at your assignment and went, “OMG, I don't even remotely see these characters like that”, don't worry. I love surprises. And since my family are the type of people who ask for a list and buy you exactly what's on it I don't get many.

Stargate Universe

I love Rush. (I generally adore Robert Carlyle in case you couldn't tell.) I like his rather single minded pursuit of knowledge. Anything which explores him as teacher or mentor or leading the science team in saving the day, again, or just you know, doing science would be great.

I'd especially like to see him interacting with the smart, competent woman who make up Destiny's crew. Not necessarily romantically, but as mentor or colleague. Rush is clearly more interested in your brains than the package they come wrapped in. Something with him and Lisa Park working together would delight me. Throw in Greer having no clue but helping out anyway. Or maybe him and Camile taking charge of things when the military can't do it.

Don't feel like you have to make Young or the other military guys bad guys in this. They can disagree as to goals without being villains. Besides, I always kind of got the feeling that Rush is perfectly happy having Young in charge because that way he doesn't have to bother with all that pesky administrative stuff. I suspect poor Camile spent half her time on Icarus chasing Rush down to get stuff like personnel evaluations done. (You know they had them. The military loves it's paperwork.)

Canon availability: Both seasons are on DVD and probably Netflix although I didn't check


Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

The lads are my favorite tiny fandom. I'm up for any thing with this one. Post movie, elaborate heists, anything. These guys would lend themselves nicely to crossovers and AU s.

I see bromance between Plunkett and Macleane rather than slash. The exception would be a threesome with Lady Rebecca, although based on the class differences of the period I suspect Plunkett would be considerably less open minded about such things than the other two. Or I could easily see Macleane returning to philandering ways and Lady Rebecca turning to Plunkett for consolation/sympathy/support/just generally better husband material. Heck you could even combine the two ideas.

Or if you wanted to throw in Mary (flashback, AU or otherwise) or an OC for a love interest for Plunkett that would please me too.

I really would like to see the class difference explored more. That's not going to vanish just because they made it to America. Depending on where in America they settle it could be as rigid as it was back in England.

Canon availability: Apparently you can finally get this movie on Region 1 DVD and Netflix has it streaming.

California Solo

Lachlan started the movie as a hot mess. And things only got worse from there. Despite his totally destructive actions, I got the impression that this is a turning point for him. What do they say about addicts? That they have to hit bottom to get their act together? Maybe him getting shipped back to Scotland will be the kick in the pants he needs.

And he appears to be interested in making some kind of relationship with his daughter. Maybe their mutual interest in music can be the start of a bond?

Canon availability: On DVD and Netflix

Rivers of London

I'd like to see more exploration of the Master/Apprentice relationship from both sides. Does magic make the oath Peter took somehow more binding? What happens when you break it? (Not that I want Peter or Nightingale to do that, but there are the folks who have broken their staffs and Lesley's betrayal that might make them wonder what the impact is.)

Or explore what Peter says in 1st book. “I am a sworn constable,... And that makes me an officer of the law. And I am an apprentice, which makes me a keeper of the scared flame” from both their perspectives. And Molly's as well. She's as dedicated to the Folly as Nightingale and Peter. Does she see herself as an Issac too, or is her loyalty more personal?

Or you could explore what really really screwed up magic. Or at least screwed up practitioners of magic. To the point where even the practitioners apparently thought that magic was dying out. What happened? Ettersberg? And why does it now appear to be reversing?

Basically have fun with this.




Uprooted

This is my major exception to not romantic relationships. These two got hot and heavy in the book and I'd be more than happy if you wanted to go X rated.

Would love to see what happens when Sarkan meets Agnieszka's mother. And does he ask for permission to court her? Or does everyone figure that horse has well and truly left the barn?

How are they going to overcome their differing views of magic, social status, living arrangements, and just about everything else. Talk about opposites attracting.

Canon availability: Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your local library
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
3:35 pm
Yuletide Letter
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Ah, it's that time of the year. The smell of pine and gingerbread baking. The sound of carols. And frantic hair tearing over which of my fandoms will make the cut this year!

In the end all the ones I really wanted made it. Although there was a bit of a scare over Stargate Universe.

OK. Standard general comments. Which are frankly cut and paste from last year. Not really into slash. That's not to say that I haven't read it, and enjoyed it when it's well done and believable, but I'm a hard sell on the believable part. If canon has the character involved in het relationships, it's going to take seriously heavy lifting to get me to buy a change of heart. With some characters I'd believe them coming to the conclusion that they're actually bi, but even then it really needs to fit with the character's background and culture. For example Nightingale and Macleane might well have experimented while at school. (Not that I could see Nightingale willingly admitting it to Peter. Then again I'm not sure Nightingale would be prepared to talk about sex with Peter in any way, shape or form. Although the embarrassment arising from the conversation would be hilarious.) Plunkett, on the other hand, comes from a background that is nowhere near as flexible.

Come to that I expect even the het relationships to be grounded in some kind of realistic chemistry; emotional commitment improves both the sex and the story. However, I've got nothing against smut. Smut can be a wonderful thing. Feel free to indulge if you're inclined. I do tend to prefer story to PWP.

Don't feel you have to be light and fluffy. I'm perfectly happy with angst if that's what you want to write. I do kind of lean toward upbeat endings, but have a fairly loose definition of upbeat. They don't have to end with a traditional 'happy ending', just not completely hopeless please.

If you want to do holiday stories I'm happy with them, but don't feel you have to go with a holiday theme if you have other ideas.

Thank you so much for undertaking to write a story for my, somewhat odd, requests. You are wonderful person.

And remember the optional details, completely optional. If you took a look at your assignment and went, “OMG, I don't even remotely see these characters like that”, don't worry. I love surprises. And since my family are the type of people who ask for a list and buy you exactly what's on it I don't get many.

Rivers of London

Discovered this series this summer and instantly fell in love with it. I love the writer's dry wit and the police procedural aspects. The oh so British way the authorities deal with magical oddities by setting up a department to deal with it and then Not Talking About It. I adore Peter's phlegmatic approach to life caught up in multiple cultures: British, but multi race; part of the music scene but not musical; and oh, yeah, magical in a mundane world.

There are fascinating hints dropped throughout of how something that happened at Ettersberg really screwed up magic. Or at least screwed up practitioners of magic. To the point where even the practitioners apparently thought that magic was dieing out. What happened? And why does it now appear to be reversing?

Nightingale is so a fish out of water. Or rather a man out of time. Before meeting Peter, he probably spent large amounts of time rattling around the Folly, wallowing in the fact that he is the last Wizard. Or maybe glad of it because of the horror he had seen, both in the war and after. Anyway you slice it the man clearly has untreated PTSD.

Then Peter turns up with his scientific mind set and modern jaundiced view of tradition. Suddenly Nightingale isn't the last of his line. And he now has Responsibility for training Peter, who Nightingale clearly feels is going to get himself killed with all that curiosity and experimentation. An apprentice did what he was told back in my day by gum.

Except Peter is exactly what Nightingale needs to pull himself out of his funk. And magic is exactly what Peter needs. Peter has never really belonged anywhere before. Not even in the police who were going to turn him into a glorified secretary.

Basically have fun with this.

Canon availability: Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your local library



Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

The lads are now my favorite tiny fandom. I love that there have been several new stories show up this year. Feel free to do crossovers if you're inclined. I can see them working with Sleepy Hollow, 1776, 18th Century Historical or even Forever although the timelines don't quiet line up, to add to the Once Upon a Time crossovers (not suggesting OUaT, outside Yuletide rules) that have been popping up. I suppose you could even try a crossover with Elementary, what with the actor connection, although I have no idea how to manage it. Modern AU perhaps?

I do definitely see bromance between Plunkett and Macleane rather than slash. I could, however, buy a threesome with Lady Rebecca, although based on the class differences of the period I suspect Plunkett to be considerably less open minded about such things than the other two.

I really would like to see the class difference explored more. That's not going to vanish just because they made it to America. Depending on where in America they settle it could be as rigid as it was back in England.

Or if you wanted to throw in Mary or an OC for a love interest for Plunkett that would please me too. I could even see Lady Rebecca getting fed up with Macleane's tom cat ways and looking to Plunkett for sympathy/support/just generally better husband material. The poor man deserves some happiness. He's had a pretty hard life.

Canon availability: Apparently you can finally get this movie on Region 1 DVD and Netflix has it streaming.



Stargate Universe

I love Rush. (I generally adore Robert Carlyle in case you couldn't tell.) Pretty much anything with him in the lead thrills me. I like his rather single minded pursuit of knowledge. Anything which explores him as teacher or mentor or leading the science team in saving the day, again, or just you know, doing science would be great.

I'd especially like to see him interacting with the smart, competent woman who make up Destiny's crew. Not necessarily romantically, but as mentor or colleague. Rush is clearly more interested in your brains than the package they come wrapped in. Something with him and Lisa Park working together would delight me. Throw in Greer having no clue but helping out anyway. Or maybe him and Camile taking charge of things when the military can't do it.

Don't feel like you have to make Young or the other military guys bad guys in this. They can disagree as to goals without being villains. Besides, I always kind of got the feeling that Rush is perfectly happy having Young in charge because that way he doesn't have to bother with all that pesky administrative stuff. I suspect poor Camile spent half her time on Icarus chasing Rush down to get stuff like personnel evaluations done. (You know they had them. The military loves it's paperwork.)

Canon availability: Both seasons are on DVD and probably Netflix although I didn't check


California Solo

Lachlan started the movie as a hot mess. And things only got worse from there. Despite his totally destructive actions, I got the impression that this is a turning point for him. What do they say about addicts? That they have to hit bottom to get their act together? Maybe him getting shipped back to Scotland will be the kick in the pants he needs.

And he appears to be interested in making some kind of relationship with his daughter. Maybe their mutual interest in music can be the start of a bond?

Canon availability: On DVD and Netflix


Have a wonderful Yuletide!

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
11:23 pm
Yuletide Letter
First let me just say how much I appreciate you writing a story for me. As I've said in previous Santa letters (which are really easy to find, apparently I haven't been posting much lately) I'm easy to please. Pretty much anything will delight me. If you want to do something holiday related this year I'm certainly up for it, but don't feel obliged. I like plot. I like romance. I even like angst, if in the end things turn around. It doesn't even have to be a traditional 'happy ending'. Just something that doesn't leave everyone weeping.

And remember the optional details, completely optional. If you took a look at your assignment and went, “OMG, I don't even remotely see these characters like that”, don't worry. I love surprises. And since my family are the type of people who ask for a list and buy you exactly what's on it I don't get many.


Plunkett and Macleane (1999)

The lads are now my favorite tiny fandom. I love that there have been several new stories show up this year. And feel free to do crossovers if you're inclined. I can see them working with Sleepy Hollow, 1776 or even 18th Century Historical, as well as the Once Upon a Time crossovers that have been popping up. (I suppose you could even try a crossover with Elementary, although I have no idea how to manage it.)

I do definitely see bromance between Plunkett and Macleane rather than slash. I could, however, buy a threesome with Lady Rebecca, although based on the class differences of the period I suspect Plunkett to be considerably less open minded about such things than the other two.

I really would like to see the class difference explored more. That's not going to vanish just because they made it to America. Depending on where in America they settle it could be as rigid as it was back in England.

Or if you wanted to throw in Mary or any OC for a love interest for Plunkett that would please me too. The poor man deserves some happiness. He's had a pretty hard life.


Stargate Universe


I love Rush. (I generally adore Robert Carlyle in case you couldn't tell.) Pretty much anything with him in the lead thrills me. I like his rather single minded pursuit of knowledge. Anything which explores him as teacher or mentor or leading the science team in saving the day, again, or just you know, doing science would be great.

Don't feel like you have to make Young or the other military guys bad guys in this. They can disagree as to
goals without being villains. Besides, I always kind of got the feeling that Rush is perfectly happy having Young in charge because that way he doesn't have to bother with all that pesky administrative stuff. I suspect poor Camile spent half her time on Icarus chasing Rush down to get stuff like personnel evaluations done. (You know they had them. The military loves it's paperwork.)

I'd love to see Rush interacting with Lisa Park. No necessarily in a romantic way, but that would be fine too. Or for that matter any of the other smart woman aboard the Destiny. Smart competent women seem to be attractive to him. Let's explore it.


Remington Steele

This show was one of my first fandoms. A friend of mine and I would rush home from aerobics class, complete with leg warmers and pink leotards and watch it with her Mom. I still drag my poor husband to any movie Pierce Brosnan makes.

I'd love to see where Laura and Steele are now 30 years down the road, I could definitely see these two as a middle aged Nick and Nora Charles (with the brains and beauty reversed) with a couple of grown kids either working with them, or trying to get as far from Mom and Da as they can manage. On the other hand, they could have split up years ago and something comes along to force them back together. If you go with the later, I don't see how you could resist the quote "...of all the gin joints in all the world...”.


Elementary


I have never seen Holmes and Watson as a romantic pair. And making John into Joan doesn't really change that for me. However, there are a whole slug of people out there who think otherwise and I have to say some of those stories really, really work. So if you decide you want to go that way I'd have no problem with it.

I would love to see them, or even just Watson by herself working a case. And I'd love to see some bonding between Watson and Gregson. I think those two could develop a close friendship which I can see Sherlock being rather jealous of.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
1:17 pm
2012 Dear Santa Letter
Dear Yuletide Writer,
Thank you so much for undertaking to write a story to my, somewhat odd, requests. You are wonderful person.

And remember the optional details, completely optional. If you took a look at your assignment and went, “OMG, I don't even remotely see these characters like that”, don't worry. I love surprises. And since my family are the type of people who ask for a list and buy you exactly what's on it I don't get many.

Generalities.

(Same as last year so you can skip if you already checked out those letters before I posted. In fact this whole thing is heavily cut and paste. Figured getting something up was more important than originality.)

Not really into slash. That's not to say that I haven't read it, and enjoyed it when it's well done and believable, but I'm a hard sell on the believable part. If canon has the character involved in het relationships, it's going to take seriously heavy lifting to get me to buy a change of heart. Come to that I expect even the het relationships to be grounded in some kind of realistic chemistry; emotional commitment improves both the sex and the story. However, I've got nothing against smut. Smut can be a wonderful thing. Feel free to indulge if you're inclined. I do tend to prefer story to PWP.

Don't feel you have to be light and fluffy. I'm perfectly happy with angst if that's what you want to write. I do kind of lean toward upbeat endings, but have a fairly loose definition of upbeat. They don't have to end with a traditional 'happy ending', just not completely hopeless please.


Plunkett and MacLeane
Officially now my absolute favorite tiny little fandom. You see those three stories for it over on Archive of Our Own? Two of those were for me last Yuletide. And I love them both to death.

But I'm greedy. I want to see more of the lads. Really, really greedy.

I view of these two fellows as bromance rather than slash, but if you don't that's okay, too. I have to confess I'm rather intrigued by the idea of how the addition of Lady Rebecca is going to change their dynamic. I can almost see a threesome developing here or even MacLeane's eye wandering and Lady Rebecca winding up with Plunkett. Or you could explore the class distinction between the characters. It's not going to magically disappear once they get to America.

Canon: I don't think you can get this movie on Region 1 DVD, but Netflix has it streaming.


Stargate Universe

Rush is my favorite ever Stargate character. I'd love to see him interacting with the rest of the crew. He taught for years and is close to, if not actually, a generation older than the other folks on Destiny (the actors playing Young, Wray and Telford aren't actually that much younger than Carlyle, but Carlyle seems to be playing his age whereas the others are playing at least a decade younger.) That has to impact on how he views his shipmates. I'd particularly like to see him interacting with Eli in a positive way. Eli could use a father figure/mentor to make him live up to his potential and Rush could use some lightening up. The man does have a sense of humor after all. Just not too light. Part of Rush's charm is the whole dark snarky mad scientist thing he's got going.

Another character I'd love to see Rush interacting with is Lisa Park. Or for that matter any of the other smart woman aboard the Destiny. Smart competent women seem to be attractive to him. Let's explore it.

Canon: Both seasons are on DVD


Eli Stone

This was kind of a last minute pick. Greatly enjoyed the show while it was on, but always felt like it never quite lived up to the potential. Anything with Johnny Lee Miller and Victor Garber (Singing! Why didn't he get more singing?) was must see TV though.

I didn't specify Eli as a character, but I did like him. Especially Jordan's interactions with him. In my personal fanon, the reason Jordan was willing to go along with Eli's vision quests was that Jordan started out as an idealistic young attorney. The kind that worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center but something happened that caused him to turned him into a corporate flack. Given what we saw of his second wife my money would be on her, but maybe she was effect not cause.

I also liked his relationship with Taylor. Interactions between them and him trying to get to know Sam and trying to establish some kind of new family dynamic would also be good.

Canon: DVDs available. Also on Hulu

Criminal Instinct (Joanne Kilbourn/Philip Millard)

The relationship here (aside from one very hawt kiss) is more subtext than text, but there is much UST going on which I would dearly love to have come out. I don’t think there was any overt sexual relationship between these two before Joanne’s husband died, but who knows. There is strong subtext that Philip had feelings for Joanne long before she became a widow. Which she was either deliberately ignoring or didn't recognize. Philip strikes me as too old fashioned to make a move on a married woman and Joanne doesn't seem the type to cheat, but they did work very closely for years. How they managed to make it through stakeouts without fogging up the patrol car windows is beyond me. And I have to think some of the anger Joanne feels toward Philip in the first movie may be as much related to guilt (possibly subconscious) about how she felt about Philip before her husband died, as the to the fact that Philip didn't find her husband's killer.

Joanne's a Mom. Whatever happens between her and Philip should take that into account. Philip interacting with any of the kids would be great. And like I said in my prompt crime solving would be a definite plus. Their work is really kind of fundamental to how these two react to each other after all.

Oh, and I haven’t seen the movies they made without Victor Garber and am blithely pretending they doesn’t exist.

Canon: The second two movies are out on DVD. The first two, uh, well, I’ve heard that there are purveyors on the Internet that will hook you up with copies-- like on Ioffer.com. They also get rerun on Lifetime quite often here in the States and various Canadian networks if you’ve got contacts north of the border.
Monday, January 30th, 2012
1:44 pm
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
12:50 pm
Dear Santa Letter
Thank you so much for writing me a story.

My theme this year seems to be wee Scotsmen. Which is actually rather Christmasy now that I think about it. (Granted Philip is a decidedly not wee Canadian, but Kilbourn is a northern English name and kind of slips in there.)

I'm one of those terrible people to shop for who tell you, 'Oh, don't worry I'm sure I'll like whatever you get.' But I will. In no small part because where else would I ever get a chance to see more about these characters. So I know I’ll love what you come up with, but because I know some people like more details on how their recipient views things, here are some rambles that pass for my thoughts on the characters. Total grain of salt here. Take what you like, leave what you don’t or just blow things off completely. I really do like being surprised.


Generalities.

Not really into slash. That's not to say that I haven't read it, and enjoyed it when it's well done and believable, but I'm a hard sell on the believable part. If canon has the character involved in het relationships, it's going to take seriously heavy lifting to get me to buy a change of heart. Come to that I expect even the het relationships to be grounded in some kind of realistic chemistry; emotional commitment improves both the sex and the story. However, I've got nothing against smut. Smut can be a wonderful thing. Feel free to indulge if you're inclined. I do tend to prefer story to PWP.

Don't feel you have to be light and fluffy. I'm perfectly happy with angst if that's what you want to write. I do kind of lean toward upbeat endings, but have a fairly loose definition of upbeat. They don't have to end with a traditional 'happy ending', just not completely hopeless please.

Plunkett and MacLeane

I said in my optional details that I'd like a And Then What Happened, piece, but really I'd be perfectly happy with something set before they met or during the film. I originally nominated Mary as a character in case you wanted to explore earlier, but then realized that if I asked for her you might feel you had to somehow fit her in, which could get awkward in a canon or post canon piece. Of course if you want to do a flashback or have Plunkett just talking about her, I'm good with that.

I see these two fellows as bromance rather than slash, but if you don't that's okay, too. I have to confess I'm rather intrigued by the idea of how the addition of Lady Rebecca is going to change their dynamic. I can almost see a threesome developing here or even MacLeane's eye wandering and Lady Rebecca winding up with Plunkett. Or you could explore the class distinction between the characters. It's not going to magically disappear once they get to America.

Canon: I don't think you can get this movie on Region 1 DVD, but Netflix has it streaming.

Criminal Instinct (Joanne Kilbourn/Philip Millard)
The relationship here (aside from one very hawt kiss) is more subtext than text, but there is much UST going on which I would dearly love to come out. I don’t think there was an overtly sexual relationship between these two before Joanne’s husband died, but who knows. There is strong subtext that Philip had feelings for Joanne long before she became a widow. Which she was either deliberately ignoring or didn't recognize. Philip strikes me as too old fashioned to make a move on a married woman and Joanne doesn't seem the type to cheat, but they did work very closely for years. How they managed to make it through stakeouts without fogging up the patrol car windows is beyond me. And I have to think some of the anger Joanne feels toward Philip in the first movie may be as much related to guilt (possibly subconscious) about how she felt about Philip before her husband died, as the to the fact that Philip didn't find her husband's killer.

Joanne's a Mom. Whatever happens between her and Philip should take that into account. Philip interacting with any of the kids would be great. And like I said in my prompt crime solving would be a definite plus. Their work is really kind of fundamental to how these two react to each other after all.

Oh, and I haven’t seen the movies they made without Victor Garber and am blithely pretending they doesn’t exist.

Canon: The second two movies are out on DVD. The first two, uh, well, I’ve heard that there are purveyors on the Internet that will hook you up with copies-- like on Ioffer.com. They also get rerun on Lifetime quite often here in the States and various Canadian networks if you’ve got contacts north of the border.

Stargate Universe

Rush is now officially my favorite ever Stargate character. And the reason I'm on a Robert Carlyle craze this Yuletide. I'd love to see him interacting with the rest of the crew. He taught for years and is close to, if not actually, a generation older than the other folks on Destiny (the actors playing Young, Wray and Telford aren't actually that much younger than Carlyle, but Carlyle seems to be playing his age whereas the others are playing at least a decade younger.) That has to impact on how he views his shipmates. I'd particularly like to see him interacting with Eli in a positive way. Eli could use a father figure/mentor to make him live up to his potential and Rush could use some lightening up. The man does have a sense of humor after all. Just not too light. Part of Rush's charm is the whole dark snarky mad scientist thing he's got going.

Another character I'd love to see Rush interacting with is Lisa Park. Or for that matter any of the other smart woman aboard the Destiny. Smart competent women seem to be attractive to him. Let's explore it.

Canon: Both seasons are on DVD

Once Upon A Time

This show is new enough as I write this that I'm not real sure where things are going, so if my take could change radically as they progress. So far though, I like the real world version of the characters more then fairytale land. And I am, as you can see, quite taken with Mr. Gold. Whom I don't see as capitol E Evil. Or at least no more so than say Bank of America. Less actually. B of A can be down right dastardly. He's a facilitator. He makes deals. The fact that the folks he's dealing with don't want to pay up after they get the benefit of the deal reflects badly on them not him.

This character fits much better into the shades of gray reality of our world than the black and white of Fairytale Land. Beyond that I really don't have any specific ideas here so take it where you will and pair him with who you want. Well, maybe not Regina. At best I'd say those two are frienemies.

Canon: So far all the eps are on line. Legally
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
12:40 pm
Shakespeare or Batman?
As an interesting way to not work, see this site: http://www.sporcle.com/games/druhutch/shakespeare-or-batman. I am a little embarrassed that I failed to properly attribute 9 of the 30 quotes.
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011
12:23 pm
Who writes this stuff?
According to Excite the following is playing on one of my local PBS stations tonight:

“12 KBTC: Saturday, January 22 6:00 PM
Doctor Who
Science fiction, Fantasy

A mysterious traveler can visit any point in space and time.

Cast: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy

Original Air Date: Nov 23, 1963”


Uhn, ooo-kay. Should be an interesting episode.
Monday, December 27th, 2010
1:51 pm
Yuletide Gift
I absolutely love, love, love my Yuletide gift!. It is just what I wanted and wonderfully written.

And the only times I've had in the last two days to log back on and tell my writer that, the Archive has been giving me the dreaded Error 502 message. I think the problem may be with my connection, but since it's the only one I have at present, that doesn't do much good. (It says it's logged on and it connects to other sites, but it may be just a smidgen too slow to get past the heavy traffic on the Archive.)

So wonderful writer, know that I am trying to thank you. And will just as soon as the gods of the Internet allow.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
11:35 am
Friday, June 26th, 2009
11:56 am
Five things Meme
Just because I've been thinking I should post more often.

You post a "Top Five" topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section. (examples: "5 Ways Hodgins Could Get Angela Back", or "5 Times Eric Weiss Accidentally Saved the World"). Then, in comments, I'll post the answers to all your Top 5 ideas, according to me. Serious or fun!
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
3:22 pm
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
2:19 pm
Secret Santa Notes
I'm signing up for Yuletide again this year. Mainly to try and jump start my writing again. I've got three unfinished stories languishing here that I keep planning to get back to and don't. Figured that Yuletide might just get me back in the groove.


To Help the Poor Person Who Got my Requests: Collapse )
Monday, May 21st, 2007
12:14 am
Sunday, May 20th, 2007
10:16 pm
Betrayal
The first part of a story written for Written for yatzee63 for the Alias Ficathon .


Betrayal


Betrayal - part oneCollapse )
Monday, November 20th, 2006
2:03 pm
A Friendly Game of Poker
Posted a bit over at alias500 for the Challenge 'Games'
A Friendly Game of Poker
Thursday, November 9th, 2006
3:59 pm
Yuletide Santa Letter
Signed up for yuletide again this year. I got a great assignment, but my recipient asked for two fandoms I'm familiar with and which would make for a realistic and intriguing crossover!. Oh the dilemma. To cross or not to cross. And if I don't cross, whichever shall I choose?

For my Yuletide Secret SantaCollapse ) Now I'm off to start working on my story.
Friday, September 15th, 2006
1:43 am
'Tis You Must Go and I Must Bide
Written for the Aliases Ficathon for avarill

'Tis You Must Go and I Must BideCollapse )

Be sure to check out the other great stories at the Aliases Ficathon
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