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Feb. 15th, 2013 03:44 pm
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Hello! You've stumbled across the Dreamwidth account of Betony. Most of my fic is archived elsewhere; this is mostly for the occasional fannish rambling.
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Dear Author and fellow history geek,
Hello! And thank you in advance for writing something for me. I'm delighted we share an interest in these people and time periods and am delighted to learn from any insights you can offer me about them!
General likes: humor/snark, plotty fic, canon pairings, retellings or resonance with myth/folklore/etc., worldbuilding, idealism, playing with or twisting tropes, AUs with subtle callbacks to canon, and women being awesome in multiple (not just Strong Female Character, to quote Kate Beaton) ways. I also adore backstory or behind-the-scenes fic, and will always, always love outsider POVs and unreliable narrators. I'm a quick reader, so long fic is totally fine, should the question come up, and I have no particular preferences for POV or tense.
General dislikes: explicit sex/violence/gore, consent issues, fics that hinge solely on hurt/comfort or angst/hopelessness.
Anne Neville Queen of England
Anne Neville, my forever girl :D. I love her to bits, and ship her with Richard like there's no tomorrow, but other aspects of her life I'd love to see explored: dealing with being the privileged Kingmaker's daughter (and Princess of Wales) to a traitor trapped in her brother-in-law's estate/the infamous cookery shop. Her relationship with her mother, which could have only become more twisted when the widowed Countess came north (on the one hand, she was declared legally dead one year after; and on the other, there's this hilarious anecdote four years later about her ordering a fancy golden tablet, likely the Middleham Jewel, and pissing off Richard, which I would dearly love to see Anne's involvement in.) Her sisterhood with Isabel, of course, but also Margaret, her half-sister who was also a participant in her coronation. And/or just give me snarky Richard/Anne banter and I shall be a happy gel:)
Hatshepsut of Egypt
The original woman king. I first met Hatshepsut in Mara, Daughter of the Nile, and as negative as that portrayal is, I loved her nonetheless. I love her success, her cleverness, and her grandeur. But I confess what I'd most love to see explored is her relationship with Senenmut and/or with her daughter Neferure. I find Neferure's assistance of her mother fascinating - she seems to have taken on the ceremonial aspects of the queenship - as well as her sudden disappearance from the historical record. Whatever happened to her? What was her relationship with her mother like? And Senenmut - to me, he and Hatshepsut were the meeting of two equally brilliant and witty minds (yes, I ship them, too, and would love something from their first, sparky meetings as young people) - but what also intrigues me is that in all the portraits I've seen, it's always Senenmut portrayed with Neferure. I've always thought of the three of them making up their own family, even if Neferure and Senenmut aren't biologically related, and also of Senenmut having the more gender-stereotypical role of being associated with the children as compared to Hatshepsut.
Edith Swannesha
This is probably the request I know the least about, but the one that's always puzzled me: Edith Swan-Neck, as I discovered her, was Harold's long-term mistress and effectively his wife, only to be put away for another Edith, Edith of Mercia - but at the same time, Harold seems to have very little interest in his official wife, and apparently returned to Edith Swan-Neck the night before Hastings. At any rate, she's supposedly the one who identified his body - and how awful must that have been. That said, though, before I could think of Edith Swan-Neck as a poor, down-trodden girlfriend, she was apparently one of the richest women in all England and clever and bold enough to rescue Harold's body when even Harold's mother couldn't ransom it. Add to that the proposed identification with Richeldis, who apparently had a vision of the Virgin Mary at Walsingham and established a chapel there, and I am officially intrigued. I'd love anything about her: a young Edith being wooed and won by Harold, her reaction to his (re-)marriage, and/or her walking the battlefield to find and bury his body.
In conclusion, I hope at least some of these prompts help you, dear author, and I look forward to eagerly reading whatever you're created upon reveals!
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This is my second (!) year participating in this exchange, and I am still overjoyed that that there are so many people out there who want to geek out over fairy tales and myths. I am quite sure I will love whatever you write for these fandoms, dear author, so please, more than anything, I want to be sure that you have a great time writing whatever you choose to write. If you have an idea that speaks to you, go ahead! That said, if you would like a few more prompts....
General likes: humor/snark, plotty fic, canon pairings, retellings or resonance with myth/folklore/etc., worldbuilding, idealism, playing with or twisting tropes, AUs with subtle callbacks to canon, and women being awesome in multiple (not just Strong Female Character, to quote Kate Beaton) ways. I also adore backstory or behind-the-scenes fic, and will always, always love outsider POVs and unreliable narrators. I'm a quick reader, so long fic is totally fine, should the question come up, and I have no particular preferences for POV or tense.
General dislikes: explicit sex/violence/gore, consent issues, fics that hinge solely on hurt/comfort or angst/hopelessness.
The Butterfly Lovers
I just really love this story--it's so darling! (The link on the main exchange page covers most of the basics, but you can also refer to the wikipedia article about for a quick summary. To put it briefly: It's Sungkyunkwan Scandal meets Romeo and Juliet.) But moreover, it's so delightfully trope-y: Oh, you want your heroines geeky and determined? Check. You like your heroes ridiculously dense, to the point where they don't realize their best bro is definitely a girl crushing on him despite her anvil-sized hints? We can do that too. You want hilarious cross-dressing hijinks to obtain a traditionally male eduction? Yeah, that's there too. And then it all ends in horrible tragedy. (Whoops.)
But seriously, though, I love so much about this story--that the heroine's original goal is to study and learn, that she, not the hero, is the aggressor in the romance, that you can write comedy and tragedy about the characters and still have it remain true to the characters. So expanding on any of the story would be awesome!
The Iliad - Homer
Hektor/Andromache are definitely my Iliad OTP. I've been lucky enough to receive many, many phenomenal pics for them in prior exchanges (but um, selfishly I still crave more and more....). Again, I'll paraphrase a previous request here: I love Andromache, and her relationship with Hektor, but also those glimmers of further characterization: her giving tactical advice to Hektor, Hektor's later mention of her as specifically tending to his horses out of love to them, her being the only sister of a houseful of brothers. While I love the way people give a more traditional Andromache so much strength, I'm equally fascinated by the possibility of a horse-mad, military-minded Theban princess that no one in Troy, except possibly Hektor, knows what to do with; or, what if Andromache didn't follow Hektor's advice to leave the war to the men quite as completely as we imagine?. My only particular request with these two is that I'd love to see something pre-canon, rather than the terrible misery that awaits them- heck, I'd love to see light-hearted with them; there's no rule saying Hektor, Tamer of Horses, can't have a sense of humor:)
The Odyssey- Homer
I think it is absolutely no surprise that Odysseus/Penelope are my OTP for this fandom, and I've shamelessly gone ahead and requested them despite receiving and reading multiple brilliant fics in the past(But there is always a need for more, say I!) To paraphrase a previous request/prompt: I love Odysseus and Penelope together, outwitting each other and everyone else around them, so: tell me about their courtship, one outwitting the other, or even Telegony fix-it fic (because honestly, I can't help but find that a terribly disappointing end for these two). I am always a fan of humor/banter/snark! Political intrigue is also something I find fascinating, as well as couples who are extraordinarily competent at ruling/manipulating/getting stuff done, so exploring that would be wonderful, too, if that is your thing! . That said, I would prefer, as in the Hektor/Andromache prompt above, more of a focus on pre-canon (or post-) instead of the unrelenting angst and tragedy that follows later.
Robin Hood
I don't know what it is about these legends, but I love them, every one--all the cheeky (or not so cheeky) Robins and lion-hearted Marians (though I confess to a soft spot for noblewoman secretly helping the outlaws! Marian rather than out-and-out Merry Man! Marian). For what it's worth, the versions I imprinted on were the Disney animal version and Robin McKinley's The Outlaws of Sherwood, which....makes for an odd combination, I admit. But truly, anything you wish to write about these two would be much appreciated!
An alternate prompt: the Abbess of Kirklees. I've prompted this before in the 3SF on LJ, and got a very interesting fill out of it, but just what is her deal? She's supposed to be Robin's kinswoman, but just how did she come to loathe him that much?
Once again, dear Writer, I only hope that you find something that inspires you from one of my prompts. I look forward to reading whatever marvel you produce on Reveal Day, and once again, thank you so, so much!
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Hello! And thank you for offering/writing one of these prompts for me. Before anything else, I'd like to make sure that you have fun with these prompts, above all else--I love these stories, and I'm sure I'll love whatever you produce! And so, more about my suggested prompts (in alphabetical order, not any sort of preference):
General likes: humor/snark, plotty fic, canon pairings, retellings or resonance with myth/folklore/etc., worldbuilding, idealism, playing with or twisting tropes, AUs that call back canon, and women being awesome in multiple (not just Strong Female Character, to quote Kate Beaton) ways. I also adore backstory or behind-the-scenes fic, and will always, always love outsider POVs and unreliable narrators. I'm a quick reader, so long fic is totally fine, should the question come up, and I have no particular preferences for POV or tense.
General dislikes: explicit sex/violence/gore, consent issues, fics that hinge solely on hurt/comfort or angst/hopelessness.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Jonathan is an arrogant, obsessive failboat, particularly when it comes to his relationship with Arabella, but I find them both fascinating despite the bumps in their marriage. We know that Jonathan and Henry were childhood friends, and so Jonathan probably knew Arabella from a young age too, but I confess I'd love to see something about their early courtship--you'll never be able to convince me it was anything but hilarious, with Jonathan's tendency towards dramatics and Arabella's calm good sense. Prequel fic about these two would be so very delightful!

The Squire's Tales Series - Gerald Morris
I love these books, especially the constant snark and dorky references to obscure Arthurian mythology, as well as the genuine goodness of the characters! That being said (...spoilers for a book series released years ago follow?) my favorite period of time is immediately post The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady/The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf. Gary/Lynet is my OTP for these books, so anything post-canon would be seriously adorable, or maybe working them into another Arthruian tale--I admit, I would LOVE to see what Lynet would make of Geraint and Enid (or Gary, for that matter.) Or maybe tell me about an adventure Terence and Gawain had around that time period then and since Terence/Eileen is a pretty excellent ship even though I didn't specifically request Eileen, more about how Terence and Eileen ended up getting secretly married? I'm a quick reader, and I like long plotty fic a lot, but let's be honest, mostly I just want to visit with the characters and canon just one more time and I'll pretty much be thrilled with whatever you want to write!

Uprooted - Naomi Novik
I love Uprooted most of all for its lovely dense, witty prose--like old school McKinley at her finest. I would happily have read an entire novel just about Tower Times, but even otherwise I would love something about Sarkan and Agnieska after the book. One of the things that delighted me was how cranky Sarkan continued to remain, even after the Happily Ever After (TM), so something that explored that further would be sweet. Or, since the story is so closely in Nieska's point of view, something that played with his side of the story would be neat! Alternatively, if you want to get into the creepier side of things, something about poor Queen Hanna--I'd love to explore her abduction/running away into the Wood (and even more I love the vague Helen of Troy not-quite-connection, so if you want to draw that out more, that would be so very great!)
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...thank you so much for having signed up to write one of these fandoms/pairings! More than anything else, I hope you will enjoy writing at least some of these prompts/ideas. That said:
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Hello! I'm so glad we matched on (presumably) one of these fandoms. I will most likely love whatever it is you write (somehow, my assigned authors always work magic with the silly prompts I provide), so please don't worry about anything but writing something that you enjoy. Of course, if you'd prefer a bit more guidance, a few more prompts follow:
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Hello! And thank you for offering/writing one of these prompts for me. Before anything else, I'd like to make sure that you have fun with these prompts, above all else--I love these stories, and I'm sure I'll love whatever you produce! And so, more about my suggested prompts (in alphabetical order, not any sort of preference):
The Butterfly Lovers
I just really love this story--it's so darling! (The link on the DW page covers most of the basics, but you can also refer to the wikipedia article about for a quick summary.) But moreover, it's so delightful trope-y: Oh, you want your heroines geeky and determined? Check. You like your heroes hilarious dense, to the point where they don't realize their best bro is definitely a girl crushing on him despite her anvil-shaped hints? We can do that too. You want hilarious cross-dressing hijinks to obtain a traditionally male eduction? Yeah, that's there too. And then it all ends in horrible tragedy. (Whoops.)
But seriously, though, I love so much about this story--that the heroine's original goal is to study and learn, that she, not the hero, is the aggressor in the romance, that you can write comedy and tragedy about the characters and still have it remain true to the characters. So expanding on any of the story would be awesome!
The Odyssey- Homer
I think it is absolutely no surprise that Odysseus/Penelope are my OTP for this fandom, and I've shamelessly gone ahead and requested them despite receiving two fantastic fics about them in Yuletide 2013. (But there is always a need for more, say I!) To paraphrase a previous request/prompt: I love Odysseus and Penelope together, outwitting each other and everyone else around them, so: tell me about their courtship, one outwitting the other, or even Telegony fix-it fic (because honestly, I can't help but find that a terribly disappointing end for these two). I am always a fan of humor/banter/snark! Political intrigue is also something I find fascinating, as well as couples who are extraordinarily competent at ruling/manipulating/getting stuff done, so exploring that would be wonderful, too, if that is your thing! . Or, alternatively, see below under the "Royal House of Sparta" section for additional prompts!
Robin Hood
I don't know what it is about these legends, but I love them, every one--all the cheeky (or not so cheeky) Robins and lion-hearted Marians (though I confess to a soft spot for noblewoman secretly helping the outlaws! Marian rather than out-and-out Merry Man! Marian). For what it's worth, the versions I imprinted on were the Disney animal version and Robin McKinley's The Outlaws of Sherwood, which....makes for an odd combination, I admit. But truly, anything you wish to write about these two would be much appreciated!
An alternate prompt: the Abbess of Kirklees. I've prompted this before in the 3SF on LJ, and got a very interesting fill out of it, but just what is her deal? She's supposed to be Robin's kinswoman, but just how did she come to loathe him that much?
Robin Hood’s Birth Breeding Valor and Marriage (Ballad)
...And imagine my surprise, when, as a kid, I stumbled across this ballad, where Marian never agrees, there's significantly less of the taking-from-the-rich-and-giving-to-the-poor but Robin winds up with a whole lot more backstory than he does in other sources. Of course, in time I learned about how the whole Robin Hood mythos had undergone changes over time, including the shuffling of love interests, etc., but Clorinda, and how to work her in, always bothered me. Is she a past companion of Robin's (but her marriage makes writing her off difficult unless she's unceremoniously killed off)? A platonic friend who has no idea where this wife thing came from? An alter ego for Marian herself? Something exploring Clorinda, or smashing her with either or both of my general Robin Hood prompts would be great.
Royal House of Sparta - The Odyssey
So the other part of The Odyssey that I love are the snippets of the Spartan princesses' childhood (and as the person who originally nominated, I'd included Penelope, and somehow she got switched into the Odyssey's tag set...somehow? But I'd love to see her included too, if you don't mind my terrible manners in plopping in a character who technically wasn't requested. If not, it's absolutely no problem!) together. If nothing else, imagine the personalities: Clytemnestra, with the capacity for great anger and great determination; Helen, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World (TM); Penelope, Cleverest Woman in all of Greece (TM), and Iphthime, who is apparently so trustworthy that Athena takes her form when conveying Odysseus's return to Penelope (...but how would Iphthime be expected to know? And why?) The daughters of Ikarios traditionally are guests/dependants in the palace of Sparta; how does that affect how they look at things. Anything of them growing up together, their relationships and interactions would be wonderful. And, if you like, you can add in other daughters of Leda and Tyndareus: Timandra, who also spectacularly jilted her husband and eloped with her lover (with no consequences, apparently, unlike Helen); Philonoe, who Artemis apparently made immortal; and Phoebe, who's...just there. No seems to know anything about her except her parentage and her name.
Or alternatively, if you also matched on the Odyssey: as mentioned, I love Odysseus/Penelope, so if you want to throw that in, too (Odysseus attempting to win over Penelope's cousins/sisters, even scarier than getting Ikarios's blessings! The Spartan princesses having adventures and running into a young Odysseus), I would be delighted.
All in all, I hope some of these prompts caught your fancy! Once again, thank you so much in advance for whatever you choose to write, and I look forward to reading it!
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Why am I only now finding out that there has been a Three Sentence Ficathon running on LJ since the first of December? ....It's slowing down a bit but I have no doubt that we can resurrect it if we try! *looks around hopefully and races off to leave prompts*
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Dear Yuletide Writer,
Hello! Before anything else, thank you for writing for me! I love all these fandoms, and am excited for any fic for them–so, please, please write something that you enjoy. I am quite sure I’ll love whatever you produce. That said, additional prompts/suggestions follow:

12th Century Welsh History RPF, The Flash (TV 2014), The Iliad- Homer, Sovay (Traditional Song), The Squire's Tales - Gerald Morris )
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EDIT (7/22): Oh mystery authors, I am so sorry. I only just realized that this letter was still locked and not up for you to use, if you needed it! Please, if you've already started on something, please go ahead with that and feel free to ignore this letter completely; particularly with such late notice, I don't feel as though you should feel constrained by any of these prompts. Again, I apologize for all the inconvenience this must have caused you and hope you'll be able to forgive me!

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler:
Hello! I love all these books, and I am sure I will love whatever fic you write for any of them. Most importantly of all,


The Squire’s Tales – Gerald Morris )


The Islands of Chaldea – Diana Wynne Jones and Ursula Jones- SPOILERS )

Cruel Beauty – Rosamond Hodge )

Cruel Beauty – Rosamond Hodge )

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy )

Derkholm series – Diana Wynne Jones )


Hello Parallels Author!
I am delighted to have matched with you on one of these fandoms. This is my first year doing Parallels, but I am very excited for it. I would more or less be happy with anything in my requested fantoms featuring my requested characters, but, if you'd like some more prompts:

Gyeongseong Scandal | Capital Scandal )

Jodhaa-Akbar (2008)  )

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi | Spirited Away  )

Kitaab 'alf layla wa-layla | One Thousand and One Nights  )
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Hello! Rarewomen is one of my favorite fic exchanges of the year, and I'm already glad that we have a love of these fandoms and these unfortunately much-too-rare women in common! I'd first like to emphasize that if you have a story you're waiting to tell for these women, please go ahead and do it! The suggestions below are exactly that, and more than anything, I would love for you to write something that you enjoy as much as I'm sure I will! That said, if you don't mind some more tl;dr detail:


12th Century CE RPF )

Gyeongseong Scandal | Capital Scandal )

Much Ado About Nothing - Shakespeare )

The Perilous Gard-Elizabeth Marie Pope )

The Squire's Tales-Gerald Morris )
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Hullo invisible author/treat writer!

Thank you for picking one of these imaginary fandoms! I went with the tongue-in-cheek style for prompts, but if this is the sort of prompt you absolutely loathe, please know that I will pretty much love anything in the style of canon—or “canon,” I should say. I do hope that more than anything, you enjoy whatever it is you decide to write; I am sure I will enjoy reading it at least as much!

Without further ado, my prompts:

A Guide to Medieval Sorcery

Source: Harry Potter series- J. K. Rowling

Oh my god, any sort of RPF that expanded on the ladies here would be fantastic. Tell me about Queen Elfrida brewing the Draught of Living Death--without any help!--to give her stepson Edward a freedom from a throne and responsibilities he could not manage. Or about Eleanor of Gloucester, who couldn’t help, in that particular way of Ravenclaws, showing off her Hogwarts education and becoming one of the chief examples cited when the Statue of Secrecy was drafted, and her relationship with her daughter Antigone (who was fortunately more discreet). Or maybe about that time Jacquetta of Luxembourg (Beauxbatons) won the Triwizard Tournament of 1434*, first and only winner to earn a perfect score, and maybe how she applied the lessons she learned there to Muggle-manipulation in the rest of her life! Anything you choose from the above (or any other stories included in the pages of this book!) would be incredible!

*Though as the real Jacquetta was married in April 1433 at the age of seventeen, I think we’ll have to invoke a bit of “oh dear, maths” fudging to make the timeline work! ☺

Dalemark Myth and Folklore

Source: Dalemark Quartet - Diana Wynne Jones

And here I'm afraid I will be utterly no help, since Dalemark myth is one of my favorite parts of the series, and I will love anything you produce! I can only offer you this: I am particularly fascinated by Manaliabrid, her relationships with the Adon, her mother, and Osfameron (he was her uncle! But somehow no one ever dwells on this?) Also I've always been convinced). Or, though they're not nominated, I've always wanted to know about her children, as well, Almet and Tanabrid and Kastri. What were they like? What was Manaliabrid like as a mother, that she would begrudge them abandoning their father's throne for so long? The One and his twistiness and kindness--contradictory, but both part of his character-- is the interpretation of canon I've always walked away with, so that would also be something I'd really love. Otherwise, once again, author, I really will adore anything and everything you produce!

The Last Witch But One (fictional book) – Diana Wynne Jones

Source: The Sandman (but for nothing more than a title and an author)

Pick your own option, dear author, between:

I loved this final book in the Chrestomanci series so much! I loved that it revolves around Christopher, Millie, and Conrad, filling in the gaps between the main action of Conrad's Fate and its coda, but most of all: Series Ten revisited! Revelations about Millie's past! Worldbuilding! Missing scenes, alternate POVs from Millie/Christopher/Conrad's perspective, I would love them all, and if you'd like to focus on any of the series Ten OCs we meet that would be amazing as well!


OR:
Oh, man, this was so great. I loved that, in the book's mile-a-minute denouement, it's Sophie who realizes she has to take responsibility for the orphaned Strangian future-Witch-in-waiting protagonist and sort everything out, but sadly the story ends, like five pages later. I want desperately to know what happens next in the moving castle: What is Sophie like as a teacher? How weird is it for everyone to have Sophie, not Howl, be the master? How much do Howl and Morgan sulk because they're used to Sophie's full attention? But more than that, I loved the prickly, sniping loyalty and affection that crops up between our lost girl and Sophie, but more than that, how funny their banter is (and rather reminiscent of Howl and Calcifer's, come to think of it.) Anything along those lines would be excellent, mystery author!


OR:
 Who would have ever expected a The Merlin Conspiracy prequel? Particularly one that focuses on the mystery flower-witch Roddy meets and her life, even though, in the novel's chronology, she really is the last witch but one, isn't she? I was especially relieved that despite the bleakness of the witch's life, we still see the characteristic glimpses of humor that you find even in the saddest of DWJ's novels. I'd love anything about our mysterious flower witch, whether it's episodes from her life that the book left out or other fill-in-the-blanks for her! Obviously canon limits a happy ending for her, but I'd love to see some happier moments, at least, if possible.

Millie Goes to School series

Source: The Chrestomanci Chronicles – Diana Wynne Jones

Millie! Oh my goodness, I would love for you to tell me about Annabel and Laurie resolving seven years of bickering and making up (or out!). Or whether Millie ever ends up with dreamy Crispin, even though he can't work a spell to save his life! Or anything that dwells on how important magic is to dear old Lowood House.
(I really do hope, though, that you try to ignore the awful fanon that springs from Millie_Chant, difficult as that is in this BNF-worshipping fandom. Her fics come across as far too self-inserty and Sue-ish for me *sniff*)


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Seriously, though, I would love anything that explored what a boarding school story would be like with magic so engrained in a society that it wasn't a novelty, like the Harry Potter series. Otherwise, as we only know one character, goofy shoutouts to the series proper would also be much appreciated!
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But, I mean, if you want to write a series of fics through which Millie Chant becomes a BNF and therefore inadvertently embroiled into fandom wars, I certainly wouldn't complain? :D

(For anyone who is looking at this and wondering if I’ve lost it—I must direct you to [community profile] invisible_ficathon. This is a fic exchange for fictional works-with-works (i.e., fictional mythologies, books, movies, etc.). There’s a full tag set up, with representation from a wide range of different works. Signups close on February 11, according to the invisible_ficathon community on DW! Assignments are out on the 12th, and due on March 10th, but the minimum word count is only 500 words. It looks as though it’ll be a lot of fun, and I'd love to see more friends sign up!)

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I unfortunately seem to have missed the last of the latest go-round of the 3SF, and, as my favorite prompts and fills are the fantastic mythology ones people produce, I wanted to see if there might any interest in running a ficathon around those in particular! Which leads us to...
GODDESSES AND GOLDEN APPLES: A MYTHIC LADIES COMMENT FICATHON

Guidelines

+ Any prompt, featuring women from any mythological tradition around the world, is welcome! All pairings are welcome, with the caveat that for the purposes of the ficathon, prompts/fills really ought to center around women? Arthuriana and folklore is also welcome, as well!

+ One prompt per post, each somewhere along these lines: fandom, character/pairings, prompt.

+ Art/icons/graphics/fanvids/fanmixes/etc., for those talented enough to create them, can be definitely be used as fills.

+ Multiple fills are great, as is filling your own prompt if you get struck by inspiration.

+ Feedback is lovely and always appreciated!

+ It goes without saying, but please remember to be lovely to each other

+ Most of all, HAVE FUN!

SQUEE.

Dec. 2nd, 2013 02:16 pm
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3SF IS BACK!
I wasn't even expecting its return until next year, but here it is! For everyone who wasn't involved earlier in the year, it's such fun -- people prompt fandoms large and small, and produce absolutely brilliant stories, and there's just a lot of delighted babbling (...or, most likely, that's just me.)
Anyway, for all curious, here is a link:
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*off to start prompt!spam*
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I am so excited! Both for Yuletide, and for whatever wonderful fic you will produce; because before anything else, thank you, fabulous author, for choosing to write in one of these fandoms. I adore them all, am delighted you presumably enjoy them as well, and I am sure I will adore anything you will produce! So thank you! ♥

I've been lucky enough to be a part of several fantastic fic exchanges over the last year, and , and what I've learned is this: authors can usually come up with fics far more brilliant than I can imagine, much less prompt, so please think of the following as nothing more than suggestions. I very much hope that whatever you feel inspired to write is something you genuinely enjoy, so before anything else, have fun! That said, if you'd like some more prompts, or are okay with listening to me happily rambling on about these fandoms, in no particular order, click on through!
General likes and dislikes )


The Odyssey-Homer )
The Squire's Tales-Gerald Morris )
Georgian History RPF )
College of Magics-Caroline Stevermer (Note: spoilers therein) )
The Mask of Zorro (1998) )
I apologize for how long this is, and hope this helped somewhat! Again, though, more than anything I hope you find something that you have fun writing, and I'm sure I'll love anything you produce for one of these fandoms. Thank you, once again, and I hope you have a seriously fantastic Yuletide as well!

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I'm so glad you decided to write for one of these songs! I hope you enjoy working with at least one of them, or at least the prompts I've included!
Songs:
All For Love of One--Mediaeval Baebes
The Crane Wife--The Decemberists
In Another Life--Vienna Teng
Tam Lin--Mediaeval Baebes
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)--Florence + the Machine
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Before I say anything else: dear scribbler, you've very kindly volunteered to write one of these fandoms, and that very fact fills me with utter delight. Thank you in advance for whatever you will write; as I've said before, my experience with exchanges is that authors can usually come up with fics far more brilliant than I can imagine, much less prompt, so please think of the following suggestions as just that. I very much hope that whatever you feel inspired to write is something you genuinely enjoy, so before anything else, have fun! However, if you'd like some more ideas, please feel free to click through! (As a warning, though, it is rather long. Erm. Sorry about that.)
General likes and dislikes )


The Squire's Tales, Gerald Morris )
Crown Duel, Sherwood Smith )
The Perilous Gard, Elizabeth Marie Pope )
The Outlaws of Sherwood, Robin McKinley )
Kate and Cecelia series, Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer )
Enola Holmes series, Nancy Springer )
Power of Three, Diana Wynne Jones )

In conclusion, dear scribbler, I hope at least some of these prompts manage to fire your imagination (and also that your eyes haven’t glazed over reading this awfully long letter. Sorry again about that!), and also that you have a wonderful time in this exchange as well! Thank you once again for having the impeccable taste to sign up for one of these fandoms, and I look forward to being able to squee about them together after reveals!

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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

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[community profile] fic_corner is an exchange devoted to any and all kids'/YA literature that people might like to request or write. They're currently in brainstorming mode, but nominations open soon. Feel free to join the discussion (or sign up, or cheerlead, or just happily read the marvelous fic I'm sure this will produce)!
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...thank you so much for having signed up to write one of these fandoms/pairings! More than anything else, I hope you will enjoy writing at least some of these prompts/ideas. That said:
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Stolen shamelessly from [personal profile] edenfalling:

I currently have 26 works archived at the AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recently posted) to 26 (the first thing I posted there), and I’ll tell you three things I currently like about it.
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Craving Chrestomanci fic? Tired of being the only Magids fan on your friendslist? Desperate to know what happened next in Dogsbody? If so, announcing...
WIDER THAN THE WORLD: A DIANA WYNNE JONES COMMENT FICATHON

Guidelines

+ Any prompt, from any one of Diana Wynne Jones's books or short stories, is welcome! (That being said, for reasons of convenience, I'm going to go ahead and say adaptations, such as the Miyazaki Howl's Moving Castle, might be better served by another ficathon, since this one is solely meant to celebrate DWJ's work!)

+ One prompt per post, each somewhere along these lines: Series/Book, pairings/character, prompt.

+ Art/icons/graphics/fanvids/fanmixes/etc., for those talented enough to create them, can be definitely be used as fills.

+ Multiple fills are great, as is filling your own prompt if you get struck by inspiration.

+ Feedback is lovely and always appreciated!

+There's a section on the first place to repost fills so they don't get lost; I've also included a sections for any questions/problems/etc. that I'd be happy to address as necessary.

+ It goes without saying, but please remember to be lovely to each other; we're all fans here to squee over DWJ's works in excellent company!

+ Most of all, HAVE FUN!

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