sarken: leaves of mint against a worn wall (Default)
[personal profile] sarken
I'm on this scene in the high school AU and it's not going how I planned. I like how it's going, mostly, because it's forcing me to think about something I hadn't considered.

See, it's the scene where Sharon asks Brenda if she'd like to have sex. And now that this is a very real thing, Brenda is... I guess nervous is the word. It'll be her first time. So, by the laws of high school fiction, she should talk to her more experienced female best friend.

But her more experienced female best friend is the person she's going to be having sex with.

And I love that. And I know exactly how I want to write it: I want it to be not weird at all. I want them to just go ahead and have the conversation.

But I'm worried. That it's unrealistic, sure, but mostly that I'm passing up an opportunity to explore a complicated situation. I was going to say I'd love to read something like that, and I'd be disappointed if the author took the easy way out, but I'm not sure it's true. I just feel a strange sort of obligation to make it more complicated than I want.

Trick or Treat 2017

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:07 pm
themistoklis: Janice Rand (Default)
[personal profile] themistoklis
Happy early Halloween! Thanks for offering one of my fandoms this round. I have some prompts under each if you need ideas. If you have your own, though, please feel free to go with it!

For reference, my AO3 is [ profile] Themistoklis.

General likes: possession, ghost hunting, Groundhog's day, found families, the ins-and-outs of how magic works in a world, clothes sharing, undercover as a couple, cuddling for warmth.

My do-not-wants: body horror, crossovers, explicit sex scenes, non-canon-level violence, self harm.

Murder She Wrote )

SCP Foundation )

Atomic Blonde (2017) )

Harry Potter - JK Rowling )

Dear Trick or Treat Artist/Writer

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:30 am
everysecondtuesday: glasses and milk tea in the morning (Default)
[personal profile] everysecondtuesday
If you check out my last Trick or Treat (or even Yuletide) letter, you'll probably notice that I've copied a lot over, including some of the structure.

General stuff first!

I love all of the fandoms and characters I'm requesting, so if one section seems longer or shorter than another, it's due to how much I had to say, not how much I love the request. (And also maybe an indicator of where I was when I started running out of energy and ideas and what has gotten at least partial copy-paste treatment. Sorry, RimWorld.) They are all fandoms of my heart, and I'm excited at the possibility of receiving any of them.

Also, this letter is super long, so again, please don't feel obligated to read it all (or at all!). If you already have an idea of what you want to do from just the AO3 requests, go for it! This is all to (I hope) make it easier on you, and I am a big believer in optional details being optional. There being fic or art for my fandoms will make me happy. Everything else is icing on delicious, delicious cake.

This year I'm requesting art or fic in seven fandoms: Dragon Age (Varric), Dwarf Fortress (Cat, Dwarf, Forgotten Beast, Kobold, Necromancer, Overseer), Fallout 4 (Deacon), Naruto (Guy/Gai, Kakashi), RimWorld, The Scumthorpe Files (any), and Rubyquest (Red, Ruby). Each fandom section will include subsections as follows: short summary/promotion and links (for smaller fandoms), general fandom talk, characters-specific prompts (where applicable), trick prompts, treat prompts, art prompts. Feel free to skip straight to what you feel is most relevant. :D

Fair warning: this letter will contain spoilers, so if you have it on your "to watch/to read/to play" list and want to go into it with fresh eyes, you'll want to skip that section.

A note: I've received fic and art in the past for several of my requested fandoms, which I loved! I just want more. If you matched me on one of those, I am sure I will love whatever you make me, whether it's along the lines of the gifts I've already gotten or something entirely new.

For ease of stalking: tuesday on AO3, everysecondtuesday on tumblr

General Likes )
Triggers and General DNWs )

Dragon Age )
Dwarf Fortress (Cat, Dwarf, Forgotten Beast, Kobold, Necromancer, Overseer) )
Fallout 4 (Deacon) )
Naruto (Guy/Gai, Kakashi) )
Rimworld )
The Scumthorpe Files (any) )
Rubyquest (Red, Ruby) )

If you've made it this far, I'd like to thank you for participating in Trick or Treat. This is a delightful exchange, and I am excited for and about it.

My number one hope for my gift fic or art is that you have a good time with it, so let me emphasize again that I'm just happy that there will be another fanwork for one of these fandoms. This monster of a letter was mostly an excuse to enthuse about these fandoms, and I truly hope it doesn't put you off or make you worry about whether you can make any of the prompts work. Whatever you end up writing or drawing, I'm hoping it's something you enjoy about the fandom and have fun creating.

Have a happy Trick or Treat!


Sep. 16th, 2017 05:57 am
sarken: anderson cooper in oscar the grouch's trash can ([pundits] ac for gnn)
[personal profile] sarken
There's a nonzero chance Brenda's lawyer in the Chief AU will be Jack Raydor.

I like Gavin, but he doesn't bring anything new and exciting to the story. Everyone has done Sharon and her BFF Gavin, but I feel like we don't see Jack as much, and do we ever see him with Brenda?

It also might let me use my favorite, you-can-pry-it-from-my-cold-dead-hands headcanon (Sharon and Jack have excellent hate sex any time Jack blows through), and I am all about doing that with this fic.

But first I have to get Sharon and Brenda through this fight. Sharon doesnt want to fight and it's annoying me. Sharon! This is Brenda! She's yelling at you! Why don't you want to yell back?

Trick or Treat 2017

Sep. 14th, 2017 09:04 pm
count_nickula: Don't blink - Hot Fuzz version (blink)
[personal profile] count_nickula
(Edit 20th Sep for adding a fandom and expanding a few optional ships. Carry on Trick and Treating, spookidooks!)

Hello Spooky Creator!
If you've opened the spooky crypt and found me, then I hope you have fun doing something that you enjoy creating.

I love silly situations, crackiness and fun. I also love works that explore the more serious and gentle side of our heroes. Go where your story wants you to go. Comic, fluffy, dark, sweet, or sexy moods are all welcome.

Gen, romance, slashy sexiness or true love are all <3.

I have no real squicks or DNWs to beware of. If it fits with the story, be as nasty and grimdark as needed.

Prompts are merely serving suggestions, feel free to mix and match or Trick or Treat me with any other ideas! Fic or art are both warmly welcomed.

AO3 name: 
[ profile] Tish 

Alien series
| Always Crashing in the Same Car (2007) | Blake's 7 | Doctor Who (1963) | Doctor Who (2005) | The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TV)  | Sapphire and Steel | Strangers With Candy

Alien series )
Always Crashing in the Same Car (2007) )

Blake's 7 )

Doctor Who (1963) )

Doctor Who (2005) )

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TV) )

Sapphire and Steel )

Strangers With Candy ) 

third-day story

Sep. 14th, 2017 12:51 am
sarken: rachel with her arms crossed in front of text: now panic and freak out ([pundits] where the shock sets in)
[personal profile] sarken
Five Things Naomi Novik Said:

We took a responsibility on and I know that -- even during the darkest moments of the Board where I literally thought that the entire tech staff would quit and there would be no one to run AO3 -- that what kept people on [as volunteers] even though there wasn't any kind of good resolution to the problems, it was the inertia of not wanting to drop the ball.

Now, I read this Q&A at least ten times before it was posted, and every time I read that, I had the same thought: "Wow, wild times. I'm glad I wasn't around for that."

It didn't occur to me until tonight that yes, I was. I very much was. And I don't think I ever appreciated until this moment just how close we came.

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