Dear Yuletide Author (2018)

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not usually very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, angst, non-con, BDSM or mpreg, but there have been exceptions to all of these so if you feel inspired please feel free to go crazy - I'd much rather read something you had fun writing!

I love sincere crack, humour, happy porn, awkward sex, minor characters, backstory, unusual formats and crossovers.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.


Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout

Characters requested: Archie Goodwin

I fell in love with these books, and Archie, shortly before Yuletide two years ago, and would love anything set in their world. Gen is absolutely fab, or any pairing involving Archie (and I really do mean any pairing).

Some suggestions: What if Lily Rowan had to stay at the brownstone for a week and Archie had to play peacemaker between her, Wolfe and Fritz? What if Archie and Cramer had to go on a stake-out together - would they make it through the night? Why is Theodore never seen downstairs? I'd love to see Wolfe as the world's laziest vampire who cares about what Archie eats because he'll be able to taste it in Archie's blood. And, what with all the kisses they keep throwing in each other's directions, I would kill for some Archie/Fritz.

I also love Archie resisting interrogation. Whether it's Cramer, a goon with a gun or a seductive lady, I love how he plays along without giving anything away, so anything like that would be hugely welcome. Un-nominated characters are also very welcome.


Rusty Quill Gaming

Characters requested: Any

I just love all of these guys so much! Unhelpfully, I'd probably be pretty happy with anything that involves two or more characters interacting, but if it helps some of my favourite scenes were the awkward argument/apologies between Zolf and Sasha in Paris, the whole Harrison Campbell argument exploding on the airship, and Bertie and Sasha arguing about what a tug is. I lean more towards gen for this fandom but I'm fine with any ships.

Some suggestions: What did happen in Rag Week? An AU where they meet when Sasha burgles Bertie's house or Hamid's flat. The current party wake up in prison with memory loss and have to work out what happened. Saira turns out to be a sorcerer too, and has to help the party rescue Hamid when he gets kidnapped. Zolf turns up again - how does he get on with Azu and Grizzop? One of Wilde's reports to the Meritocrats. Accidental body swap!

Killing Eve

Characters requested: Carolyn Martens

I just binge-watched this and am in love with every single character, but Carolyn especially fascinates me. I love her old-school, Cold-War style (it reminds me of 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'!), her ruthlessness, the fact she's an older woman with a very active and complicated love life, the complicated relationship she has with her son, and the fact she seems to be a pretty terrible person (who also hosts smart dinner parties and carries cheese puffs in a sandwich bag). I'm fine with any ship except Carolyn/Kenny.

Some suggestions: An interview between Carolyn and Villanelle. What really happened to Kenny's dad? Anything with Carolyn using spycraft (book codes! dead drops!) or teaching someone else how to do it (Eve? Elena?). Carolyn playing chess, or bridge, or poker (I bet she's a fiendish bridge player). Carolyn talks to Nico and offers him some advice (for her own purposes, naturally).

Dear Yuletide Author (2017)

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not usually very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, angst, non-con, BDSM or mpreg, but there have been exceptions to all of these so if you feel inspired please feel free to go crazy - I'd much rather read something you had fun writing!

I love sincere crack, humour, happy porn, awkward sex, minor characters, backstory, unusual formats and crossovers.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.


Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout

Characters requested: Archie Goodwin

I fell in love with these books, and Archie, shortly before Yuletide last year, and would love anything set in their world. Gen is absolutely fab, or any pairing involving Archie (and I really do mean any pairing).

Some suggestions: What if Lily Rowan had to stay at the brownstone for a week and Archie had to play peacemaker between her, Wolfe and Fritz? What if Archie and Cramer had to go on a stake-out together - would they make it through the night? Why is Theodore never seen downstairs? I'd love to see Wolfe as the world's laziest vampire who cares about what Archie eats because he'll be able to taste it in Archie's blood. And, what with all the kisses they keep throwing in each other's directions, I would kill for some Archie/Fritz.

I also love Archie resisting interrogation. Whether it's Cramer, a goon with a gun or a seductive lady, I love how he plays along without giving anything away, so anything like that would be hugely welcome. Un-nominated characters are also very welcome.


Hilary Tamar Mysteries - Sarah Caudwell

Characters requested: Any

Letters! I absolutely love the letters the characters exchange throughout the books, and anything even slightly epistolary-flavoured would be dreamy. I also have a huge fondness for dry legal details, especially tax-related, so if you happen to be an expert please feel free to go nuts with those!


God's Own Country

Characters requested: Johnny Saxby, Gheorghe Ionescu

I saw this film just after nominations closed and was delighted to see it in the tagset. It was such a tender, lovely, honest film, and gorgeously shot.

I'd really like anything set post-canon - apart from that I'm easy! I'd love to see how they make the farm work. Do Deirdre and Gheorghe come to an arrangement over the kitchen? What changes does Johnny have in mind? Do they meet up with Johnny's uni mates over Christmas? Are they still there running the farm in twenty years time? Do they get any time to explore Yorkshire together? Local place details would be amaaaaazing.

My only DNWs for this fandom are homophobia and an unhappy ending. It was so refreshing to see a gay romance with a happy ending and no obvious homophobia from the people around them, I'd like to see fic in the same vein. I am very down for anything more serious/political about the farming industry and about the potential impact of Brexit on Gheorghe's immigration status, if that's something you're interested in exploring, but domestic fluff would make me exceedingly happy :)

Dear Yuletide Author (2016)

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not usually very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, angst, varsity-level kinks, non-con, BDSM or mpreg, but there have been exceptions to all of these so if you feel inspired please feel free to go crazy - I'd much rather read something you had fun writing!

I love sincere crack, humour, happy porn, awkward sex, minor characters, backstory, unusual formats and crossovers.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.


Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout

Characters requested: Archie Goodwin

I fell in love with these books, and Archie, earlier this year, and would love anything set in their world. Gen is absolutely fab, or any pairing involving Archie (and I really do mean any pairing).

Some suggestions: What if Lily Rowan had to stay at the brownstone for a week and Archie had to play peacemaker between her, Wolfe and Fritz? What if Archie and Purley had to go on a stake-out together - would they make it through the night? Why is Theodore never seen downstairs? I'd love to see Wolfe as the world's laziest vampire who cares about what Archie eats because he'll be able to taste it in Archie's blood. And, what with all the kisses they keep throwing in each other's directions, I would kill for some Archie/Fritz.

ETA: Have just been reminded that I love Archie resisting interrogation! Whether it's Cramer, a goon with a gun or a seductive lady, I love how he plays along without giving anything away, so anything like that would be hugely welcome.


Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft

Characters requested: Any

I've been re-reading Lovecraft recently and just can't get enough of that sense of creeping horror that slithers up the spine. Anything featuring one of the nominated characters or a modern-day descendant would be brilliant, or anything from this list of Lovecraft's unused ideas: http://www.lapetiteclaudine.com/archives/011196.html.


Rivers of London

Characters requested: Thomas Nightingale, Alexander Seawoll, Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina

I love the world-building in these books, especially the weight of unrevealed backstory that informs each character's actions. These three characters are the ones I most desperately want to know more about, and I'd love to read interactions between them (how does Seawoll react to Varvara living in the Folly?) or pre-canon (why does Seawoll dislike Nightingale so much?* what exactly did Varvara hear about Nightingale? did Varvara and Nightingale ever cross paths without knowing it?).

I realise that these three characters don't necessarily go together so a story about just one of them would be absolutely fine.

If backstory doesn't appeal, I'd also love anything about Nightingale or Varvara adapting to the modern world, or Varvara exploring the Folly. Police paperwork would also be fun - I'd love to see the reports Nightingale writes, or how Seawoll reacts to them! Or a meeting between them when Peter isn't there and they don't feel the need to be polite?

*Past Nightingale/Seawoll would be very, very welcome, even if angsty.

ETA: I do really like Peter and enjoy his narration, so a story told from his POV would be absolutely fine.

Dear Yuletide Author (2015)

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not usually very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, angst, varsity-level kinks, non-con, BDSM or mpreg, but there have been exceptions to all of these so if you feel inspired please feel free to go crazy - I'd much rather read something you had fun writing!

I love sincere crack, humour, happy porn, awkward sex, minor characters, backstory, unusual formats and crossovers (provided I know the other canon).

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.

Black Books

Characters requested: Bernard Black, Fran Katzenjammer, Manny Bianco

I love the complicated relationship between Bernard and Fran. What would happen if Manny took up genealogy as a hobby and discovered that Bernard and Fran were actually brother and sister? And anything that involved Manny finding out more about the shenanigans that Bernard and Fran got up to before he met them would be great.

I firmly believe that each of them keeps a diary and I'd love to read excerpts. How about their respective New Year's Resolutions?

Any literary crossovers would be amazing. Perhaps a weird book comes into the shop - Neverending Story, a books that has escaped from the Unseen Library, the gang fall into Jasper Fforde's Bookworld? Or feel free to mock Twilight, 50 Shades etc :)

Magic Mike XXL

Characters requested: Ken

I left the cinema after seeing this with the biggest grin on my face :D

I like all the characters but I find Ken the funniest - he's just so sincere! I'd love to read anything about his post-movie career. Does he make it as a singer? Does he become a reiki healer to the stars? Does he get his own daytime TV show?

Porn would be excellent, slash or het; I thought Ken had particularly great chemistry with Mike and Andre. Also, and I'm just throwing this out there, I'm pretty sure he'd be into tantric sex.

I would also be utterly thrilled with friendship fic of any variety. Stoned emotional conversations? Helping one of the guys wax a hard-to-reach place? Hugs? Yes please :)

Rivers of London

Characters requested: Thomas Nightingale, Alexander Seawoll, Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina

I love the world-building in these books, especially the weight of unrevealed backstory that informs each character's actions. These three characters are the ones I most desperately want to know more about, and I'd love to read interactions between them (how does Seawoll react to Varvara living in the Folly?) or pre-canon (why does Seawoll dislike Nightingale so much?* what exactly did Varvara hear about Nightingale? did Varvara and Nightingale ever cross paths without knowing it?).

I realise that these three characters don't necessarily go together so a story about just one of them would be absolutely fine.

If backstory doesn't appeal, I'd also love anything about Nightingale or Varvara adapting to the modern world, or Varvara exploring the Folly. Police paperwork would also be fun - I'd love to see the reports Nightingale writes, or how Seawoll reacts to them! Or a meeting between them when Peter isn't there and they don't feel the need to be polite?

*Past Nightingale/Seawoll would be very, very welcome, even if angsty.

Dear Yuletide Author

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, heavy angst, non-con, BDSM or mpreg. I love sincere crack, humour, happy porn, awkward sex, minor characters and backstory.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.

Black Books

Characters requested: Any

I love the complicated relationship between Bernard and Fran. What would happen if Manny took up genealogy as a hobby and discovered that Bernard and Fran were actually brother and sister? And anything that involved Manny finding out more about the shenanigans that Bernard and Fran got up to before he met them would be great.

I firmly believe that each of them keeps a diary and I'd love to read excerpts. How about their respective New Year's Resolutions?

Any literary crossovers would be amazing. Perhaps a weird book comes into the shop - Neverending Story, a books that has escaped from the Unseen Library, the gang fall into Jasper Fforde's Bookworld? Or feel free to mock Twilight, 50 Shades etc :)

Underworld

Characters requested: Erika

"I'm not helping you, I'm helping me."

I find Erika so interesting - she's clearly intelligent, an excellent liar and doesn't hesitate to act in her own interests, but Kraven and Selene almost entirely ignore her. I have no idea from the film how she felt about either of them - did she care for Kraven, or was she using him to get power? Was she jealous of Selene or were they good friends?

I'd love to read anything that explores Erika further - her ambitions, her desires, what she was planning to do when she became Kraven's consort. Backstory would also be excellent, as would a future fic in which she manages to escape the massacre at the house and escapes to the other side of the world to start a new life (and perhaps her own coven?).

Bring It On

Characters requested: Missy, Torrance

Basically anything that picks up where the film left off! College, road trip, cheer camp ... anything that involves these two having fun.

I totally ship it and would love fic where Missy and Torrance get together, but I like Cliff so I'd prefer it if he and Torrance broke up amicably. I'd also love friendship fic where Missy comes out/gets outed and Torrance is supportive (which would, let's face it, almost certainly involve cheering!).

If you feel inclined towards AUs, I think a criminal gang (Ocean's Eleven-style) composed entirely of ex-cheerleaders would be awesome. And if you're at all tempted by a Buffy crossover then that would be delightful :D

Dear Yuletide Author

Hello and season's greetings! I really like all of the fandoms below and will be very happy with a story for any of them.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, unremitting angst, non-con, BDSM or mpreg. I love sincere crack, dark humour, happy porn, interesting twists on canon, minor characters and little slices of backstory.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else. I got lucky and got lovely fics for Black Books and the Dark is Rising last year, but there are still so many potential stories that I'd love to read for those fandoms!

Flight of the Conchords

Characters requested: Any

A bottle episode! Elevator breaks down during a gig? Road trip? They're all locked in the apartment during a snow storm? I'd love to hear the bickering, and the stories about their pasts that would come out.

I could see pretty much any combination of these characters having hilariously awkward sex. Just sayin'.

If you ship it, I'd kill for a Bret/Jemaine fic where they express their respective sexuality crises and growing feelings via songs. Especially if the songs are terrible, and it leads to the world's weirdest set (that Mel's very happy about).

Oh, and a story where either Mel and Murray saves the day would make me beam with delight. Or how about an AU where Mel is the manager and Murray is the creepy fan?

Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft

Characters requested: Any

I'm a recent Lovecraft convert and am looking for that sense of creeping horror that slithers up the spine. Anything featuring one of the nominated characters or a modern-day descendant would be brilliant, or anything from this list of Lovecraft's unused ideas: http://www.lapetiteclaudine.com/archives/011196.html.

Black Books

Characters requested: Any

I love the holiday episode and really want to know what happened in Canada! Any little snippets from that trip would be amazing.

I firmly believe that each of them keeps a diary and I'd love to read excerpts. How about their respective New Year's Resolutions?

Bernard has his summer girls and Manny suffers from 'Dave's Syndrome'. What happens to Fran in the winter?

Any crossovers involving a weird book coming into the shop - Neverending Story, books that have escaped from the Unseen Library, the gang fall into Jasper Fforde's Bookworld? Or feel free to mock Twilight, 50 Shades etc :)

Dark is Rising

Characters requested: Will Stanton

The world-building was amazing and I would love to read anything exploring that. What did Will and Merriman do between 'The Dark is Rising' and 'Greenwitch', and which other Old Ones or historical/mythical figures did they meet during his training?

(I especially like the non-Arthurian aspects of the mythology - John Wayland Smith, The Hunt etc. Any interesting nuggets of Celtic or Norse mythology that you could be weave in would be absolutely brilliant.)

Post-canon would also be fantastic. What happened after 'The Silver on the Tree' to Will and the Drews? Do they remember anything? Does he encounter any more agents of the Dark? How about the rest of Will's family?

Dear Yuletide Author

Hello! Early seasonal wishes! Thank you in advance and apologies for getting over-excited! I love all three of the fandoms below and will be over-joyed with anything you write.

General

I'm happy with any pairing, any rating, crossovers, AUs, spoilers and holiday stories. I'm not very keen on genderswap, graphic violence, unremitting angst, non-con, BDSM or mpreg. I love sincere crack, dark humour, in-character porn, interesting twists on canon and little slices of backstory.

I've put some prompts below but won't mind at all if you'd rather write something else.

Dark is Rising

Characters requested: Will Stanton

The world-building was amazing and I would love to read anything exploring that. What did Will and Merriman do between 'The Dark is Rising' and 'Greenwitch', and which other Old Ones or historical/mythical figures did they meet during his training?

(I especially like the non-Arthurian aspects of the mythology - John Wayland Smith, The Hunt etc. Any interesting nuggets of Celtic or Norse mythology that you could be weave in would be absolutely brilliant.)

Post-canon would also be fantastic. What happened after 'The Silver on the Tree' to Will and the Drews? Do they remember anything? Does he encounter any more agents of the Dark? How about the rest of Will's family?

Black Books

Characters requested: Any

I love the holiday episode and really want to know what happened in Canada! Any little snippets from that trip would be amazing.

Bernard has his summer girls and Manny suffers from 'Dave's Syndrome'. How do they cope in winter?

Any crossovers involving a weird book coming into the shop - Neverending Story, books that have escaped from the Unseen Library, the gang fall into Jasper Fforde's Bookworld? Or feel free to mock Twilight, 50 Shades etc :)

Being Human (UK)

Characters requested: George Sands, John Mitchell

My absolute favourite scene is the conversation in 'Long Live the King' when George and Mitchell find out that 'The Real Hustle' isn't on. So, anything with arguments that involve not talking about feelings and/or trying to ignore the supernatural threats would be lovely. (Or just a fic about them watching 'The Real Hustle' and bonding over it!)

I'd also like to read about the time between George and Mitchell meeting, and them moving in with Annie. How long did it take them to become friends? How much did they wind each other up in the process? When did they start living together? Slash or gen is fine.

Some other ideas: how about an AU in which George is a vampire and Mitchell is a werewolf? Or where Annie's still alive when they move in and is their next-door neighbour?