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2017-08-22 08:41 pm

FemslashEx Letter 2017

Dear author/artist,

Thank you for writing/arting for me! The majority of my prompts are for fic; if you're primarily an artist, I've included a few suggestions in the prompt proper, but it's still entirely in your hands. I'm always impressed by fanart that suggests a story, but I'm also impressed by pretty scenery and close-ups of humanoids. Humanoids are hard.

Canon compliance is secondary to storytelling for me; in DC and Marvel, I've requested exclusive movieverse versions here, but I'm passingly familiar with comic equivalents, and if you want to mix and match universe details, feel free. Crossovers and crossover ships not listed are all fine by me, although, I'm usually not looking for complete contextual reassignment AUs (e.g. regency au).

I'd be as happy with a gen-focused fic where the ship is a feature, something more romance-centric, or a straight up PWP. Or combinations.

For a lot of these ships, what I'm interested in is devotion, both established and steady or obsessive and unhealthy. Hero worship, professional admiration, physical attraction bleeding together. Characters nursing their ill-advised, poorly-hidden, inconvenient crushes! (Some more ill-advised than others.) I do love my antagonists and my foeyay, but I also love found families, teammates, and loyalty kink, so not everything has to be a disaster.

In terms of kink, I don't have any squicks or triggers and can go pretty hard, kink-wise. I do like problematic elements (say, power differentials) to be addressed if not resolved. Keeping in mind that smut is totally optional...
nsfw: kink list )

Other random things I tend to enjoy: unreliable narrators; cameos and polyships, transportation (events taking place on trains, ships, motorbikes, cars, etc); expertise and instruction (competence kink?); extreme temperatures; the sometimes incongruous inclusion of social media; chat-speak; science and pseudoscience; metaphyiscs; consequences; time travel; cracky tropes played straight; when a character experiences unexpected fondness or empathy for someone not necessarily deserving (including themselves).

Thank you again for creating something for me and I hope you have a good time doing it!

~whilst

Prompt links: [MCU][DCEU][X-Overs][POI][Elementary][Emelan]
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2017-08-22 08:33 pm

FemslashEx Request Details

[Dear Author/Artist letter found here]


1. Marvel Cinematic Universe
Natasha Romanov/Dottie Underwood
Peggy Carter/Dottie Underwood
Peggy Carter/Natasha Romanov


It looks like spy games all the way down. For prompts with Natasha, the generational gap is absolutely fair game. If you want to include other ships (e.g. Peggy/Angie), that would be more than fine.

2. DC Extended Universe
Diana Prince/Lois Lane
Antiope/Diana Prince
Diana Prince/Isabel Maru


Wow, Diana is popular. With Lois, an alternative first meeting? Or post-BvS dating? I don't mind if Clark is never mentioned but I also don't mind if he is. I find the image of young Diana crushing on Antiope very charming, although a requited relationship could go in all kinds of directions. And Diana with Dr. Maru would be a beautiful trainwreck with a lot to overcome, but I'm very taken with Isabel's mad science and sadism.

If you're familiar with any iterations of her, I would also be excited to see Diana Prince/Pamela Isley for similar reasons to wonderpoison, and maybe as a present-day echo of that ship. Just trade in shady chemistry for murderous environmentalism. Themyscira is so close to Pamela's idea of paradise.

3. Crossovers - fandom
Diana Prince[DCEU] / Peggy Carter[MCU]

Maybe post-WWII? Does Diana reveal her identity, or does Peggy the international spy suss it out? I'm interested in the shape of history where both Wonder Woman and Captain America have taken to the field and then vanished—the kinds of cultural impacts that might overshadow the humans( or demi-gods) living in the present and the relationships they might form after. But I'm also interested in snogging. Just some snogging would be fine too.

I'm also interested in other crossover ships such as those mentioned in other prompts, or if you think up a cool parallel you want to explore instead.

4. Person of Interest
Grace Hendricks/Root (Samantha Groves)
Grace Hendricks/Original Female Character
Joss Carter/Sameen Shaw
The Machine/Root (Samantha Groves)
The Machine/Root (Samantha Groves/Sameen Shaw
Root (Samantha Groves)/Sameen Shaw


These probably fall under three categories:
• Missing scenes or fixit fic. In my heart, I'm still floating somewhere around Season 3 before we lose Joss, so fic that gives us what we could have had? Or what we could have again if we cover our ears and hum very loudly.
• All the ethics and identity politics and novel logistics that come with AI, and AI that love. Alternatively, inappropriate disembodied sexting and inevitable access to memes.
• For the prompts with Grace, I find it hard to believe she really had no secrets. Maybe art students do everything analogue? There's also crossover potential with other characters who appreciate art (Diana? Moriarty? I know Pepper Potts isn't feature in any of these requests but I love her.) Or, we've seen her mostly as Harold's shining thing—what's it like when she's the one doing the wooing?

5. Elementary (TV)
Jamie Moriarty | Irene Adler/Joan Watson

Oh yay, foeyay. I'm afraid I'm not caught up to canon yet, but I don't mind being spoiled and I'm quite good at following along. I've enjoyed the way Moriarty pushes and Watson holds her own. What would it take for Watson to tap Moriarty as a (mostly willing) resource?

6. Emelan - Tamora Pierce
Dedicate Lark/Dedicate Rosethorn

For writing, I'm looking for curtain fic! Or snapshots of their early days. Intimacy and domesticity, basically. This is one of the few ships here where I'd prefer a strong, positive, and healthy relationship, although that doesn't have to mean conflict-free.

In terms of art, I don't have any suggestions. Maybe the pair of them sharing a quiet moment in the evening, or traveling together somewhere exciting. A cracky AU idea: which of them would have snapchat?
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2016-01-16 05:30 pm

I wish I had a better place to put this.

For Ladypalooza, my gift was the webs we weave, and I still don't know who wrote it. It's so good. The official summary currently reads:

Rose is a prophet of The Horrorterrors of the Furthest Ring, a member of the underground rebellion attempting to overthrow the Condesce, and the author of the obscurely popular newspaper column Horrorterror Horoscopes.

Jade is the hypercritical fan that won't stop writing in.

No-Sburb, Alpha-Beta-Verse-Fusion AU


It's got both beta and alpha universe elements (slay me). It's got identity porn, which is what I requested, but I'm still so so SO delighted whenever I think about it. It's got a TON of cameos of the other homestuck ladies (trolls and Rox). Jade and Rose's courtship is SO FUNNY and there are all these serious things happening at the same time. And the writing is just... you can't even tell it's 9000 words (holy crap) it's so easy to sink right into this world.

I don't have any other recs because I haven't really read around, this contest. Just this one fic over and over. (I feel as though I am harassing my gifter in the comments; they are being super cool about my caterwauling.)
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2015-12-14 10:41 pm

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Incidentally, Femslash Review Fest is happening now if any of you want to get in on that.
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2015-11-14 10:13 am

Ladypalooza Letter 2015

Dear gifter!

Just some quick notes? In general, I am a poly-multi-shipper, by which I mean I ship all over the place, often in parallel, and not to exclusivity. When I say ship, I mean positive or negative and romantic/sexual/platonic; I don't have any squicks or triggers and can go pretty hard, kink-wise, but I also really like gen so just do what makes you happy. Have fun writing or arting and I'm sure I'll love what you create.

Prompts and additional prompt specific notes:

1. [Rose Lalonde; Jade Harley; Rose/Jade; no rating] Any sort of AU where one or both juggles a secret alternate identity over the course of their courtship/relationship. Maybe one is a mythical creature on the side. Or radio host. Or Smash Bros world champion, and the other is her rival. Or what about a superheros(/super-villains) au? We already have Jade as Iron Lass (although by all means, change it up).

I just really really want identity porn. In spite of the term, actual porn is very much not required. I'm usually not a fan of poor communication as a plot device, but I'm such a sucker for this dynamic that my disbelief is not so much suspended as rocketing through the stratosphere at escape velocity. You can get away with anything you need to make it work, so please take it as far as you want for any prompt, either listed or your own idea. If you want to throw in hints of additional ships in there, I would not complain; I am also a beta ot4, rosemary, and general rarepair shipper, and I love cameos.

2. [Latula Pyrope; Neophyte Redglare; pairing?; no rating] This is an AND/OR sort of prompt; I would be delighted to have piece where Latula meets (/shares a frame/otherwise communicates) with her alternate universe self, but I'm just as happy to have something that focuses on just one of them. Some possible activities, solo or together or with someone else: investigate a haunting, organize a rally, adopt a ... creature of any sort, arts-and-crafts with Terezi.

I realize this is not terribly specific. Okay what if... canon-divergent/compliant AU where the Pyralspites somehow allows both iterations of its daughters to leave the equivalent to telepathic emails which they use to compare situations and give each other advice? Or contextual reassignment AU where Latula is introduced to Redglare in a legal professional context, by meet-cute or Terezi, and they wind up talking shop at a skatepark?

Again, while I do want to see Latula and her legislacerator counterpart spending time together and my prompts reflect that, I would also be interested in seeing just one with no mention of the other. Any F/F ship for either of them is fine including with each other, or no ship at all. One request for this prompt specifically (which may not even be necessary in this challenge) is if you write Latula and they come up, to please not include any shipping with Kankri and to keep any side-shipping with Mituna positive.

3. [Jadesprite; The Handmaid; pairing?; no rating] It's a little out there, but I'd like to see something at least loosely canon-compliant between these two. Jadesprite's arc ends in uncertain death with her re-assimilation in Jade, where she seemed to exist as the lingering memories but not as, strictly, a person or personality. Such a nebulous demise might cause some complications for an alien agent of death.

Gee, upon rereading this... there was some strange wording going on in this prompt. I've fixed it a bit here. Basically, I'm looking for art or fic grappling with the ambiguous finality of Jadesprite's death/re-assimilation with Jade and with the Handmaid's mythological association with death. Also, possibly Jadesprite's post-mortem interactions with aliens (cherub and troll). If it helps, I'm very fond of (the complexities in) defining identity, anthropomorphic personifications, the dream bubble mechanic, and Beforus's Damara.
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2015-03-01 12:28 pm

Rarelywritten Letter

Dear Rarelywritten writer,

I'm sorry my requests are... so wordy. I thought individual prompts might be helpful, but once I got started, it became a bit much. Twenty-nine individuals. Oops.

So feel free to ignore anything. If you had a very clear idea of the kind of story you wanted to execute and it is somehow entirely different from my request, you should write what you want to. I have no triggers and hardly any squicks. Although most of my prompts are gen inclined, take them wherever you would like; I promise I'm good for it. Above all, I want you to have a good time writing.

So just to note:

I'm unconcerned about spoilers, so reference freely. Make things up! Also feel free to combine prompts or toss in other characters I didn't mention.

If you happen to know more than one of my canons and are interested in trying, I really enjoy crossovers and cross-canon parallels. What if Wakaba transfered and had a chance to face her Shadow? Maybe Nanami and Kali know each other from socialite circles. An AU professor Meg stays with Mito while on sabbatical at Whale Island (or reverse). If you are able to make something like that work, I will be so pleased. But if this isn't your cup of tea, don't sweat it - I'm going to be pleased anyway!

Also, I would be interested in seeing queer sexual orientations or gender identities for. . . pretty much any of these women, whether it's casually taken for granted in the fic proper, or addressed and developed as a plot item. Wow, but don't feel pressured to make this happen. The only exception is canon queer couples - I'm attached, although willing to see partners swapped around, but please please don't straighten them.

TL;DR: 1) can't be spoiled 2) crossovers are excellent 3) I do like a casually queer cast - if you are so inclined!

I think that's about it, really. Thank you so much for attempting this (and having excellent tastes in fandoms). Please have fun!

~ whilst
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2015-03-01 12:27 pm

Rarelywritten Request Details

[ Dear Author letter here ]


1. Hunter x Hunter (8)

Oh man, if you officially matched me on this fandom, I guess you already know who I am and what I like. Oops. But assuming that isn't the case, I should explain that I'm primarily familiar with the anime canon, but I'm perfectly happy to read about manga canon or an alternate universe of your choice, canon-divergent or contextual reassignment, etc.

Although for Kite and Mito, I'd prefer something canon compliant and my prompts will mostly be of that sort, but if you want to write college AU, diety AU, secret agent AU, or whatever, go for it!

Individual prompts )

2. Shoujo Kakumei Utena | Revolutionary Girl Utena (7)

You cannot go wrong with future fic. Or, considering the canon, I may just mean post-series fic. This can mean post-graduation fic for anyone, but it could just be how the characters cope at Otori when the duels have ended and the Rose Bride has left. This is a tricky canon, but I'm very easy-going about interpretations so try not to worry about it.

If you want focus on or mix-and-match Adolescence canon, that would be fun. If you want to write contextual reassignment AU, I would prefer if you tried to export the surrealism of the canon along with the general shapes of relationships. In tone, I think I'm mostly looking for something positive and hopeful from this series rather than angsty after everyone has already suffered so much. I ship the heck out of Anthy and Utena, but I'm a poly multi shipper so if you add someone in or write something else, it would interest me just as much.

Individual prompts )

3. Austin & Murry-O'Keefe Families - Madeleine L'Engle (4)

Kali Cutter - Future fic! I'm torn between wanting to see her redeemed, and wanting to see her femme fatale her way viciously through adulthood. Either or a blend would be fantastic. I would love it if she could be contrived to meet Vicky or Polly again. I... also vaguely ship her with Zach Gray because can you imagine, but don't worry about it.

Meg Murry | Meg O'Keefe - an AU reverse-role future where Meg is an international figure in the field of mathematics (or something) and Calvin is a stay-at-home father for their many offspring. Political intrigue! Mundane conflicts! What stays the same and what changes? Alternatively, an exploration of what went into the choice she made and how she continues to fight the good fight. She faced down evil and annihilation as a child – where did that fire go?

Suzy Austin - Future fic! I am a big fan of future fic for child characters as you'll see. After A Ring of Endless Light and during Troubling a Star, Suzy had her whole life planned out. She knew she wanted to be a vet and knew she had the brains and will to pull it off. Did it happen? Unlike what Vicky thinks, knowing what you want doesn't necessarily make it easier to get it. I want to learn more about Suzy, her struggles from her own point of view, and the person she might have become.

Vicky Austin - Future fic, I'm sorry. I'd like to see her struggle with something a twenty-something person would struggle with. As much as I ship her with Adam (and I really do), I'm fine if they break up. I would really enjoy seeing her taking him to task... It would also be really interesting if she met, even just in passing, Polly, or Meg, (or, because I'm awful, Kali).


4. Persona 4 (6)

I'm generally familiar primarily through the anime, although I have passing familiarity with the first game from looking over the shoulders of friends who were actually doing the playing. I'm not as familiar with Golden or Arena et al. or P3 but I'd be perfectly happy with their inclusion. This doesn't have to mean anything to you except that there's a good chance I trust your canon knowledge more than mine; take liberties! I also really like when game mechanics are worked into stories from video game canons, even though in cases like this, I have pretty much no personal experience with said mechanics. If it comes up, I have no preferences as to the protagonist's name, Yu or Souji, and don't care if you keep to his canonical gender.

For most of the characters, I would like to see present or future fic; more of the same of their lives in Inaba, or maybe several years down the line, where they end up and what they end up doing. As far as shipping or side-shipping goes, I am happy with anything and with gen, so whatever would work best for your story is fair game.

Individual prompts )

5. Gunnerkrigg Court (4)

Anja Donlan - Anja could be a great portal into the side of court life we mostly don't get to see because a lot of the mysteries of GC are probably things she can take for granted. Speculate and make stuff up! What does she do day to day? Did she ever fall in improbable love with a bird? I'm interested in all of her relationships: with Surma, her husband, her daughter, and Court as a significant entity in her life.

Katerina Donlan - I have such a weakness for robots and artificial intelligence and Kat is all over that. I also love the surrealism of Court life – which in many ways, Kat grew up with! Any study of Kat's relationship with birds or femininity or her hilarious parents would be really great. So would an implausible action-packed random adventure. And definitely shippy stuff with her canon girlfriend and with Annie (platonic or romantic or whatever you would like), if you are up for it.

Lindsey (Gunnerkrigg Court) - Domesticity when you're a giant crab? I'm sorry, I just want to read about the logistics involved with being a giant crab in a school, and/or maybe cute marriage stuff as applied to giant crabs with tiny crab husbands.

Surma Stibnite – Backstory fic? I'm interested in all of Surma's relationships with all of the members of the old cohort, both while they were students, or even after graduation. Although I'm definitely interested in the romantic drama, including Reynardine's part, I'm especially invested in her friendship with Anja, who I'm as curious about as Surma. It would be interesting to see how everyone's relationships might parallel Annie's cast. A more political angle, with her role as medium and her SPOILER background, would also be very neat.
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2015-01-18 12:56 pm

Title: Auspex Syncopation

Title: Auspex Syncopation
Fandom: Homestuck
Notes: Jade "Grandma" English/Rose "Mom" Lalonde
Summary: youll see me when you see me dont wait up ;)

Rose Lalonde's many first meetings with the Lady English.

Warnings: None;
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2015-01-18 12:54 pm
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I read the title for my Ladystuck gift and I ALREADY NEED TO TAKE A BREAK FROM ALL THIS EXCITEMENT OH MY GOD OH MY GOD okay break over back to it now.

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EDIT2: wait here is a link!!! http://archiveofourown.org/works/3162842
I will format this entry properly when I am less excited more coherent.

EDIT3: that last edit was clearly a lie.
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2014-11-06 06:02 pm

Ladystuck Letter

Dear Ladystuck gifter,

Let me just say right off the bat - besides thank you! - that I know my prompts have quite a lot going on and (re-)reassure you that I don't expect you to hit everything there or even most things! That would be ridiculous. I tried to phrase all the suggestions as suggestions, but if in doubt, always do what you're comfortable with or would seem the most fun!

The same goes for this letter, a loving revamp of past letters. It's growing into a monster.

These clarifications are mainly directed at fic writers, but if you're an artist or interested in doing art, I will be really happy with your interpretations of these characters and themes. Some of them are really rare, so I will be delighted just to see them. Again, thank you!

Okay, so here we go (spoilers up to update, of course).

Prompt specific )

In general )

In terms of art, I am often drawn to: unusual hours of the day; unusual weather conditions; high contrast, high saturation, dramatic lighting; low saturation, soft lighting, subdued effects; limited color pallets; monochrome; unusual perspectives; repetitive architecture stretching back (bridges, staircases, traintracks, etc). Not all at the same time. Ah, this is silly, I like most things, including surprises: I defer to your judgment!

Mixing elements - from here or between prompts - is totally okay; on the flipside, only use what works for you, and don't don't DON'T stress out about including everything. If you have your own ideas, I will probably like those too, so run with them! I feed on the fannish energy of others, so if you're excited about what you're doing, I will be too.

Whew! A lot of these probably aren't even relevant to my prompts. I hope that wasn't too overwhelming and that you have some fun ideas! Thank you a ton, and please have a good time!

~ whilst

Ladystuck 2014 Requests
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2014-11-05 12:51 am

Ladystuck Requests

1. [Jadesprite (or rather, dead-dreamer Jade); Calliope/Any Beforan Gal/Someone else?/Or not; shipping optional; no rating] -

JADE: i cant shake the feeling that we have spoken before
JADE: maybe in an old dream i cant remember?


Jadesprite mentions making friends while dead, "mostly trolls." I would love to read about pre-sprite Jadesprite's encounters while floating through the dreambubbles, recovering from the violent loss of her friends and future. My top choices would be actually be Calliope (who the above quote is about), followed by Latula or Porrim, although anyone would be great. If you want to do really short scenes with each troll, that would be really, really neat. If you don't want to include anyone else specific at all, that would be okay too.

I don't think Jadesprite's on-screen appearances were able to capture the strength of her character, even in loss - how moving on after death was a brave and healthy move, not a selfish one - and I love absentminded dreamerselves and the way they remind me of students on late Saturdays nights. Just give me pre-sprite Jadesprite moving on like she deserves to do so.

2. [Jade Harley; Roxy Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - So, Jade and Roxy. I feel like these two would get along like a house on fire. A fire they may have started themselves. They have quite a few things in common (carapaces! guns! gadgets!) but are literally from different universes. What would they commiserate about or teach each other? What kind of trouble could they get into, either on a large-scale let's-fuck-with-the-game level, or a small-scale silly one? It would be nice to catch a glimpse of the other kids. I *think* I'd prefer a positive relationship, established or otherwise, shippy or otherwise, but make it horrible if that's what you like. (Er, and you don't have to take this into consideration, but I'm a Dave/Jade shipper along with being a ridiculous multishipper.)

3. [Mom Roxy Lalonde; Mom Rose Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - Kind of breaking across the walls of time-space here, but I want to see what kind of relationship these two could have had, given a chance - especially with both of them being Guardians and the twist this may add to their perspectives. What do Guardians get up to while their kids are busy and how do they know to do it? I'd like it to be relatively canon-compliant (as opposed to an extreme AU universe). I'd also like intimacy or at least familiarity (and closure!), but it doesn't have to be a positive or healthy interaction. Trainwrecks are fun too! And I'd love some pesterlog action if you can manage it.

4. [Echidna; shipping optional; no rating] - What is it like to be a Denizen of the game? How real is she, *really*? Maybe the specific bargains she may have considered for Jade/Kanaya/ Porrim/ Calliope. Or maybe something to do with her relationship with Typhus and/or the consorts. I'd just like to see an exploration of her experiences or what it means to be a gaming construct with multiple iterations. Bonus points for some mythology thrown around and for other weird meta things. If you want to work it in, I have a general weakness for unreliable narrators, the incongruously macabre, and identity politics.

5. [Damara Megido; Rose Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - I am interested in seeing Rose and Damara interact based on this scene from the flash game. Especially for this prompt, I am definitely open to AUs. Here is a suggestion:

College AU. Rose has one perception of Aradia's sister, but while at an off-campus cafe, she hears Damara perform spoken word, and this complicates her opinion about her. Rose becomes bent on persuading Damara to join her slam poetry team. Perhaps her tactics are flirtatious. Damara escalates passive-aggressively. There might be a rap battle. Are they really bluffing?

I would like Damara to make a personal connection, but I don't mind what kind of relationship she and Rose develop, sexual/romantic/platonic, or if it's healthy. I'm also open to whether or not Rose succeeds. Ultimately, I'm very curious about Damara and her own poetry would be an interesting vehicle through which to learn about her. I also believe Rose would be able to reach her where maybe others could not.

I love Damara's current canon attitude and personality and I would prefer if she were to retain this through whatever events you choose. As a note, not because I think you need it but just in case, I know their history could invite it, but I still love all the other homestuck girls so please don't bash anyone. (And by anyone, I mean Meenah. Don't excuse her but, like.) I also love RoseKanaya so if you choose to include this ship, I would prefer if you didn't have them break up to bring Rose and Damara together.

This is only a suggestion, so feel free to make your own AU idea, and a canon-compliant fic would be great too.

Ladystuck Letter
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2014-06-18 04:28 pm
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HSWC 2014 incomplete compilation

Main comm: [community profile] hs_worldcup
Team comm: [community profile] betasquad2014

Main Round Entry 1: Probability Matrix (DW/AO3)
        Even in doomed timelines, there are some unfortunate universal constants. (Guardianswap)

Main Round Entry 2: Celestial Cycle (DW/AO3)
        As the seasons cycle through, John Egbert faces increasingly bad luck of losing the people he's dating to space.

Collab Round Entry: One Hundred Lives (DW/DW (story comm))
        They win the game, but there's still a long way to go until happily ever after.

Some bonus round prompts before I got bored of tracking them )
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2014-06-02 09:26 pm

Title: Advanced Options

Title: Advanced Options
Fandom: DRAMAtical Murder
Notes: Clearao; Major: Aoba Seragaki, Clear, Minor: Tae Seragaki, Ren
Summary: An improbable design feature allows Aoba and Clear an alternative to a lifetime of immortal-robot-related angst and a more crowded happily ever after.

Presumably post-re:connect.

Warnings: None; immaculate conception, robot mpreg, emetophobia, crack!fic, off-screen pregnancy in case you were here for that
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2014-05-05 09:22 pm

Title: although the truth is free

Title: although the truth is free
Fandom: RWBY
Notes: Blake Belladonna, Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Yang Xiao Long
Rarewomen fic for PerfidiousFate. Co-written with pressforward.
Summary: Although the cat is out of the bag...

A problem shared is a problem halved, but the problem itself doesn't disappear. Blake spends the day with her team and things are almost the same as they have always been.

Warnings: None; spoilers for the end of season 1
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2014-03-02 03:53 pm

Title: Adolescence of Bilious Slick

Title: Adolescence of Bilious Slick
Fandom: Homestuck
Notes: Jade Harley/Rose Lalonde, Jane Crocker/Roxy Lalonde
Alternate Universe - Spies & Secret Agents; Worldbuilding
Ladystuck fic for CattaRegina.
Summary: For decades, DERSE has been maintaining the worlds of the Skaia System, protecting them from major catastrophe and spreading peace. But in recent times, a mysterious force has risen from the shadows leaving planet-wide destruction in its wake. Now it's up to Agent Roxy Lalonde to uncover buried plots, twisted allegiances, and the truth behind the history of her universe. Where she chooses to make her stand will determine the fate of worlds...

Warnings: None;
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2013-10-27 05:19 pm

Ladystuck Letter

Dear Ladystuck gifter,

Let me just say right off the bat - besides thank you! - that I know my prompts have quite a lot going on and (re-)reassure you that I don't expect you to hit everything there or even most things! That would be ridiculous. I tried to phrase all the suggestions as suggestions, but if in doubt, always do what you're comfortable with or would seem the most fun!

The same goes for this letter, a loving revamp of the old letter. :B

These clarifications are mainly directed at fic writers, but if you're an artist or interested in doing art, I will be really happy with what you make of these characters and themes. Some of them are really rare, so I will be delighted just to see them. Again, thank you!

Okay, so here we go.

Three of five prompts are about old ladies canoodling! I know! I'm a menace! Unless you're also into old ladies getting their ship on, in which case, isn't it a shame we're meeting through ladystuck and thus may not be able to wave excitedly at each other for several months? If elderly guardians are not your thing, there's always the lovely and-now-with-canon-support S.S.JadeRoxy, or anyone with Jadesprite, my heart's weepy (cry)baby. And when I say ship, I mean interacting in a meaningful way. I don't need to see Nanna and Grandma snogging (although that'd be awesome too). In case it's relevant, I have no particular Beforan headcanons I must see, although I'd like it not to be a utopia. In case it's relevant, I'm not interested in seeing Caliborn redeemed or even at all. (If you did either of those things, though, I would still enjoy the heck out of whatever you create because I'm sure you'd do it thoughtfully and it'd be great.)

As you can probably tell, I really like throw-away cameos, pesterlog-styled conversations, and dialogue in general. I like my girls smart, sharp, savvy (I imagine you do too). I have a Prospit-bias, which... is probably starting to show, and a bit of a human one, which definitely shows! I like balance and having full sets, so if, say, you mention Rose in the prompt with Jade and Roxy, I'd also like at least a whiff of Jane. Also, I would be interested in seeing queer sexual orientations or gender identities for. . . pretty much any of these women, whether it's casually taken for granted in the fic proper or addressed and developed as a plot item. Wow, but don't feel pressured to make this happen.

I'm a polymultishipper and I love gen so... I would love it if you shipped things and I'd love it if you didn't. However, I don't really like romantic jealousy as a motivator (possessiveness can be okay) or cheating/adultery-centric drama. Pining for impossible love is a tricky one – I like bittersweet resignation, but desperation wrapped in self-pity often bothers me. I like subtly dysfunctional relationships, but also comfortable, biffle ones. I like power of friendship and nebulous categories of love; if the love is undeniable, but the results are still inevitably catastrophic, well, ... fantastic.

Feel free to take liberties with canon-compliance, tone/ambiance, and levels of explicitness, EVEN IF I specified something in here or in my prompts. I enjoy all ships, most kinks, and nothing squicks me, although I do like problematic elements (say, power differentials) to be addressed if not resolved. I like all of the characters in Homestuck so if you toss any others in, I would be delighted, but please treat them . . . not kindly, necessarily, but respectfully. Do terrible things to them, but do it with love.

As a general note of interests, I like identity politics and mutable boundaries of the self. Questions of sentience fall under here for all those of debatable humanity (dreambubble memory-projections, evil clones and AU counterparts, artificial intelligence and robots, anthropomorphic personifications, etc). Free-will, consent, self-determination, all that good stuff. One reason there are so many Guardians in my prompts!

I really like funky meta, pseudoscience, speculative game mechanics, and the good old dramatic ironies. I like creepy, furtive politics as much as domestic fluff.

Other random things I tend to enjoy seeing: transportation (events taking place on trains, ships, motorbikes, cars, etc); expertise and instruction (when something like tuning a piano or oceanic currents is explained and somehow paralleled to a storyline); extreme temperatures; excessive banter and weighty silences; thoughtful genderfuckary; when a character experiences unexpected fondness or empathy for someone not necessarily deserving (including themselves).

In terms of art, I am often drawn to: unusual hours of the day; unusual weather conditions; high contrast, high saturation, dramatic lighting; low saturation, soft lighting, subdued effects; limited color pallets; monochrome; unusual perspectives; repetitive architecture stretching back (bridges, staircases, traintracks, etc). Not all at the same time. Ah, this is silly, I like most things, including surprises: I defer to your judgment!

Mixing elements - from here or between prompts - is totally okay; on the flipside, only use what works for you, and don't don't DON'T stress out about including everything. If you have your own ideas, I will probably like those too, so run with them! I feed on the fannish energy of others, so if you're excited about what you're doing, I will be too.

Whew! A lot of these probably aren't even relevant to my prompts. I hope that wasn't too overwhelming and that you have some fun ideas! Thank you a ton, and please have a good time!

~ whilst

Ladystuck 2013 Requests
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2013-10-20 05:51 pm

Ladystuck Requests

1. [Nanna Jane Egbert; Grandma Jade English; shipping optional; no rating] - The daughters of the batterwitch! I'm interested in seeing them interact from any point of either of their timelines. Maybe Jade wanders briefly through the beta universe while in the dimension hopping days of her youth. Maybe an older Jane has some advice regarding corporate politics or raising a baby – or how to get under the Baroness's skin! Maybe Jade has heard stories of Jane – her mother's first daughter. Maybe they remind each other of their brothers (sorry Bechdel test). Basically, they both have some of the fullest *coughlongestcough* lives of anyone in Homestuck and I would love to see them comparing notes or even getting some thwarting in.

2. [Nanna Jane Egbert; Mom Roxy Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - I'd like to see their relationship in the earlier days of the beta-universe, pre-meteor-babies, maybe as a Nannasprite flashback. It would be nice if there was some kind of nod to their alpha-universe counterparts, and I especially would love dialogue or some pesterlog action. It can be platonic or shipping or even explicit, and I'm fine with fluff or sadstuck or any other genre. Bonus points for mention of Grandpa Harley, Bro, or Dad (I love cameos in general).

3. [Jadesprite (or rather, dead-dreamer Jade); Calliope/Any Beforan Gal/Someone else?/Or not; shipping optional; no rating] -

JADE: i cant shake the feeling that we have spoken before
JADE: maybe in an old dream i cant remember?


Jadesprite mentions making friends while dead, "mostly trolls." I would love to read about pre-sprite Jadesprite's encounters while floating through the dreambubbles, recovering from the violent loss of her friends and future. My top choices would be actually be Calliope (who the above quote is about), followed by Latula or Porrim, although anyone would be great. If you want to do really short scenes with each troll, that would be really, really neat. If you don't want to include anyone else specific at all, that would be okay too.

I don't think Jadesprite's on-screen appearances were able to capture the strength of her character, even in loss - how moving on after death was a brave and healthy move, not a selfish one - and I love absentminded dreamerselves and the way they remind me of students on late Saturdays nights. Just give me pre-sprite Jadesprite moving on like she deserves to do so.

4. [Jade Harley; Roxy Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - NGL, I almost requested Mom with alphaverse Jade, so you're welcome. So, Jade and Roxy. I feel like these two would get along like a house on fire. A fire they may have started themselves. They have quite a few things in common (carapaces! guns! gadgets!) but are literally from different universes. What would they commiserate about or teach each other? What kind of trouble could they get into, either on a large-scale let's-fuck-with-the-game level, or a small-scale silly one? It would be nice to catch a glimpse of the other kids. I *think* I'd prefer a positive relationship, established or otherwise, shippy or otherwise, but make it horrible if that's what you like. (Er, and you don't have to take this into consideration, but I'm a Dave/Jade shipper along with being a ridiculous multishipper.)

5. [Mom Roxy Lalonde; Mom Rose Lalonde; shipping optional; no rating] - Kind of breaking across the walls of time-space here, but I want to see what kind of relationship these two could have had, given a chance - especially with both of them being Guardians and the twist this may add to their perspectives. What do Guardians get up to while their kids are busy and how do they know to do it? I'd like it to be relatively canon-compliant (as opposed to an extreme AU universe). I'd also like intimacy or at least familiarity (and closure!), but it doesn't have to be a positive or healthy interaction. Trainwrecks are fun too! And I'd love some pesterlog action if you can manage it.

Ladystuck Letter
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2013-06-03 02:45 am
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HSWC 2013 incomplete compilation

Main comm: [community profile] hs_worldcup
Team comm: [community profile] thebetasquad

Main Round Entry 1: All Clear (DW/AO3)
        John enlists, and things fall apart.

Main Round Entry 2: The Internet Is, Strangely, Not For Porn (DW/AO3)
        A prank gone wrong gets the beta kids stuck in the confines of Youtube.

Main Round Entry 3: Vow of Thorns (DW/AO3)
        Rose takes a precious vow when chosen as a priestess for the Elder Gods, but cannot stand to give up the three most important people to her.

Collab Round Entry: The Throne Room (DW/Tumblr)
        The four gods share their favorite stories.

Some bonus round prompts before I got bored of tracking them )
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2013-05-16 02:27 am

Various recs

Since I failed to link them in my last entry, my two wonderful gifts!

Advisory by hhertzof is a Young Wizards and L'Engleverse crossover. I don't want to give it all away, but we have Nita being wonderful and wonderfully herself, adult Meg being a wizard and a mother, and a fantastic OC rabbit wizard. If you know both series (talk to me!), definitely give it a look over. It scratched my Meg Murry-O'Keefe itch but good!

Freedom/Feel like a motherless child by gloss explores the lives of Alphaverse Jade and Rose in three beautiful, creepy, detail and dialogue rich scenes. There is an excerpt from COtL and Betty Crocker is deliciously terrifying. This was so much fun, you guys.

While I'm reccing things, let me rec two more.

pick apart the day by Vintar was another fantastic piece to come out of rarewomen. It has all the Porrim. Porrim in Beforan society. Porrim mucking around early on in their session. Porrim with all of the Beforan ladies and one more. Gorgeous art and a tattoo theme. It really fleshed out my love for all of the Beforan women and had this great steady build for how life was before and after the game.

Mad Science Family Reunion by Elizabeth Culmer (edenfalling) was my gift from Ladystuck and is also Alphaverse Rose and Jade being sweet and funny and hideous flirts including a whole ton great banter and worldbuilding. It's part of a larger Alphaverse Guardian series if that is your kind of thing (it is mine).
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2013-05-05 04:26 pm

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I am literally bouncing and awkward-shuffle dancing around my room making high pitched eeeeing noises because of my rarewomen gifts. I got two! And I love them both so much oh my gosh?! Coherent thoughts later.

This is just about the worst time ever for not having internet on my computer. My phone is fighting me - but at least I can use that. Except not right now.