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Dear Yuletide Writer of Awesome

My Dear, Adored Yuletide Author,

Welcome to my journal. Glad you've come. Have a chair, sit down, enjoy the scenery. I've tried not to be too difficult in my requests, but it's hard to tell sometimes.

I'm very easy to write for, I promise. I like canon and backstory/future fic (especially the weird obscure bits, as you can tell by my requests), snark and witty banter, capers and proper adventures and characterization pieces. I'd rather not have anything above PG-13 (horror or smut)- though I don't mind shipping (het/femslash/slash are all fine, incestuous pairings not so much), I'm not really in this for the smut and I'd prefer that all of the characters stayed alive. As you may guess by my choice of fandoms and characters, I am fond of cheesy plots, snark and witty banter, and amazing adventures. Feel free to take advantage of this. I've offered some crossover suggestions, but please remember that OPTIONAL crossovers are OPTIONAL too, and I'd be just as happy with a story focused on the fandom in question.

Beta-readers are your friends - please do check for grammar, spelling and scientific accuracy (as far as you can).

Fandoms under the cut are American Girls: Rebecca - Various Authors, No Flying in the House - Betty Brock, and Read All About It (TV). You may recognize some of the prompts as this was mostly cobbled together from other ficathons. None of these prompts have been filled yet so have at it, Writer. I'm sure I'll love anything you write.



American Girls: Rebecca - Various Authors

Possibilities include: Rebecca meeting another American Girl (Samantha & Kit are the closest time-wise) or a slice of life/family story (perhaps involving one of the Jewish holidays). Or you could go wild and write me Rebecca acting in a movie written and directed by Ruth Fielding, director and moving picture scenario author. 20 of the 30 books are available at Project Gutenberg, but unless you have a taste for girls' fiction of the 1910s and 20s, you probably won't want to attempt this prompt.

If you grew up on American Girls you probably don't know Rebecca (or Caroline, Marie-Grace & Cecile, Kaya, or Julie - see how much you missed), but it's the usual book series, this time about a Jewish girl in New York in 1914.

Rebecca = my American Girl, her family's story isn't quite mine, but it's close enough. I'd love a family/holiday story or a fic just set in the early days of the film industry (or a later fic with Rebecca looking back on her life/career). I find the early days of the movies a fascinating time, and she would have either been involved in the switch to talking pictures or the shift might have happened between her first visit to the movie studio with her Uncle Max and her own movie career.

It really amuses me that she might have either read the early Ruth Fielding books (which were published at the time her stories are set), or known about her successes (assuming she was real in Rebecca's world), but Ruth's books were written in the style of the day, and I wouldn't expect anyone to read them just to fill this prompt (though if you like that sort of thing...).

If you go with the looking back prompt, perhaps Kit could interview her. Or you could go crazy and write me a Miss Fisher crossover, since Phrynie and Rebecca are roughly the same age and that seems to be the hot fandom of the hour.

Link for more information (spoilers): Wikia
Note that they just started republishing the series in 2 volume sets under the BeForever imprint (each volume has three of the original books, there's also a choose your own adventure time travel book, and a mystery series). Both the original books and the reprints should be available in libraries, bookstores, and as ebooks.

No Flying in the House by Betty Brock

I'd love to see either a story focusing on Beatrice's take on events (either during or after) or future fic where they're teenagers or twenty-somethings coming face to face with fairy again.

A very short novel about a girl who learns she's a fairy from a mysterious cat who turns into a statue. What I like about this book is that the fairies don't seem tame despite the audience of the book - there are so many hints of things going on beneath the surface that Annabel doesn't notice.

I'd love to see either a story focusing on Beatrice's take on events (either during or after) or future fic where they're teenagers or twenty-somethings coming face to face with fairy again. The choice Annabel has to make at the end of the book is very similar to the choice half-Faerie children have to make in the Toby Daye books, so I wouldn't object to a (crossover) fic exploring that either. I wouldn't mind hints of romance but I'd prefer that wasn't the main plot.

This book is still in print and available in bookstores. Sadly there doesn't seem to be an ebook version yet.

Read All About It

Write this and I'll be so thrilled I won't care what the story is about. Honest. *loves on you* Write a crossover with Sarah Jane Adventures or Black Hole High, and I'd love you even more, but please remember that OPTIONAL crossovers are also OPTIONAL.

If you insist on more guidance, I love when the kids go against Duneedon and I'm a sucker for book characters coming to life and time travel stories (but not all three at once).


Canadian tv show with an SF plot and a rather spooky villain. Three kids start a newspaper and learn about grammar and such things along the way.

If you insist on more guidance, I love when the kids go against Duneedon and I'm a sucker for book characters coming to life and time travel stories (but not all three at once). ;)

Links: Wikipedia | Fansite
Youtube - Complete first season and first three episodes of season 2 I can't find the rest of season two, but fic set between the two seasons would make me happy.

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