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Dear Yuletide author,

First of all, I'm so so so so so sorry it took me this long to write this. I have a bit of a problem with procrastination (and life has also been insanely busy, but mostly it's the procrastination thing), in case you couldn't tell.

Second of all, thank you so much for doing this! I always love fic exchanges, and Yuletide is always tons of fun (even if I've only participated once before this). If you're writing a fic for me, you probably watch at least a little bit of TV—or, who knows, you're a TV addict like me! *grins*

In general, I'm interested in character studies and fics that explore motivations, backstory, and just generally look at what's under the hood. Especially for TV shows, where pretty much everything we get is what we see, I always find it interesting to go deeper into the heads of the characters to examine why they're doing what they're doing, what they think of both other characters and the situations in which they find themselves, and so on and so forth. For a better idea of what I read/like to read, anything on [personal profile] christycorr's pinboard is a good guideline—she's my best friend, and we have very similar reading/fanfiction tastes. (I'd direct you to my pinboard/Delicious, but they're both epic messes, so really don't go there.)

In terms of specific likes/dislikes re: fanfiction: I read…almost everything. NC-17 is fine, I read more slash than I do het (but I have no real preference either way), but I'd prefer that generally triggery stuff—particularly non-con—stay out of the fics I've requested. I love love love witty/sarcastic banter/writing, especially when it's full of references to other things I like (my tumblr and my Livejournal/Dreamwidth user info pages are good places to go to get an idea of my tastes and fandoms). As I think you can guess from the above paragraph, good characterisation is always something I will love (especially when a fic has strong female characters).

1. Inspector Spacetime
Seriously, I would just love to see Inspector Spacetime fic—whether it's Inspector Spacetime on its own or set within the framework of Community is up to you. I'd prefer a gen fic, with a tone close to that of Community and Doctor Who, and honestly, the sillier, the better!

So…I didn't quite realise how much Inspector Spacetime had exploded all over the internet, though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. It is, after all, the internet + Community + Doctor Who + parodies. Regardless: I love both Community and Doctor Who (though I am sadly behind in the former, and I must admit I've only seen new Who), and so Inspector Spacetime was just the cherry on top of an already awesome cake. Like I said in my prompt, I would honestly love to see anything; I don't really have preconceived notions of what I'd like to see, though I think I'd like something sort of like an episode, rather than a character study, in this instance. Also, like I said in my prompt, no NC-17; what I really mean by that, I think, is that I'd prefer a gen fic (and it tells you something, doesn't it, that instead of my brain going to romance, it goes to NC-17?)—something in the tone of Doctor Who, more than anything else, as I said above. Beyond that, I have no preference. New, classic, future, meta, direct Who parody, Community-verse, go nuts!

2. Six Feet Under - David and Keith
I would love to read some David/Keith, particularly anything that examines how they met and got together. I'd prefer to have very little angst—I think their relationship has enough angst to fill an ocean—but I do also like realistic depictions of relationships.

Oh, God, Six Feet Under. SFU is my very favourite TV show—and I've seen a lot, so that's saying something. And within SFU, David/Keith is my OTP, more so than pairings like Nate/Brenda or Nathaniel Sr./Ruth (which, don't get me wrong, I ship with the passion of a thousand burning suns). Like I said above, I'm interested in explorations of backstory and origins—hence the interest in how they met/got together. Like I said above, preferably minimal angst (I've been reading a lot of X-Men: First Class, and the angst in my OTP in that fandom is kind of overwhelming), but obviously, if it's pre-S1, some conflict/angst is inevitable. I don't have much of a preference regarding whether or not it's a first-time fic (and if it is, any level of explicitness with which you're comfortable is fine; believe me, there's very little you can write that will shock/offend/squick me); I'm honestly more interested in the growth and progression of their relationship than anything else. I'm also a bit of a sucker for domesticity. :)

3. 30 Rock - Liz Lemon, (Wesley Snipes)
Astronaut Mike Dexter takes Liz out for her dream date—or not. Explorations of the origins of Astronaut Mike Dexter would also be awesome.
Bonus points if Wesley somehow shows up somewhere!

30 Rock has always been one of my favourite shows. It's smart, witty, and often treads the line between farce and insanity with surprising deftness. I've always felt a particular connection with Liz Lemon (as have, I think, most of the women who watch the show) and her approach to her personal life and relationships. I don't remember when Astronaut Mike Dexter showed up, but I've always loved how Liz's dream man isn't a Mr. Darcy or an Edward Cullen, but someone who's never around for extended periods of time and who, while smart, would probably not be great at interpersonal relations. I'd just kind of love to see what a date between Astronaut Mike Dexter and Liz would look like—do they go out to a fancy restaurant? Does he somehow manage to get one of the magic teamster subs? Does Jenna crash? However the date comes about is up to you—maybe Liz is having an awful day at work and is fantasizing about Astronaut Mike Dexter coming to sweep her away to the moon or to Mars (the moon is more likely; it's made out of cheese, after all) or she's getting more dental surgery or…something. And like I said, I think it would be hilarious if Wesley Snipes somehow managed to crash this date; I loved Michael Sheen's arc on the show and was greatly amused by the whole "soulmates (who really aren't)" plotline. Part of the magic of 30 Rock is its humour and (occasionally) biting wit, so I'd prefer something in the general tone/voice of the show itself, but really, whatever works for you works for me. I promise, I'm not all that picky.

Honestly? If you feel stymied by any of these prompts or anything I've said, or if a random plot bunny hits that drags you in a different direction than the ones in which I've pointed you, feel free to just…play around. I'm mostly just excited to be participating in Yuletide this year, and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Again, thank you for doing this!

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