Dear Yuletide Author,
First and foremost, thank you for volunteering to write for one of my fandoms! Also, I am very sorry about the delay in posting this letter. I am the actual worst. Please feel free to disregard everything in this letter and write whatever you damn well please. That being said, I have tried to cover my general likes and dislikes, and provide a few (totally optional!) ideas.
I enjoy both shippy (slash, femslash, het, poly, whatever strikes your fancy) and gen fic of all flavors and genres, from unapologetic schmoop to grimdark, bad-ending, Terrible Things. In my signups, I may have mentioned ships I particularly like. Please feel free to write gen, or a totally different ship if that's what floats your boat. If you'd like to write it, go for it! I am happy to be convinced.
My approach to kink in fic is as follows: I'm in this for the characters. Show me the characters being themselves, and being into it, and I'm game for anything.
A note on characterization: My perceptions of characters are almost certainly not exactly the same as your perceptions of them. I know mine; please introduce me to yours! In cases where I have mentioned my oddly specific character feels, please do not feel obligated to incorporate them if they don't work for you.
I love worldbuilding, especially the mundane details of daily life (what is Character X wearing? Sleeping on? Eating for breakfast? What do the surroundings smell like? Tell me about the weather!).
I like complicated feelings and human (and other sentient being) complexity, and morality that isn't merely gray so much polychromatic. The one thing I absolutely cannot get on board with is embarrassment-based comedy.
I personally have no triggers; I urge you, however, to apply trigger warnings as appropriate for the health and safety of other readers.
CAVEAT: All of these are optional details which are optional. If there's something you were aching to write when you offered, please go for it. The story you want to write is the story I want to read.
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