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Fic Corner Scribbler Letter

My Dear, Adored Fic Corner Scribbler,

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. Also I apologize for not getting my letter up sooner, but rl has been really hectic this summer.

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 (and kids books, but you knew that already). Feel free to take advantage of this.

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

Fandoms under the cut are Morgan Swift - Martine Lesley, Wynd Family - Stephen Krensky, Danny Dunn - Jay Williams & Raymond Abrashkin and Tom Swift IV - Victor Appleton. 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, Scribbler. I'm sure I'll love anything you write.

Morgan Swift - Martine Lesley

Ah, the mysterious Sam. I think it's time Jenny and Sally met him (or her, I'm not picky). Awesome adventures. Crossovers welcome but not required. Or maybe flashback fic about Morgan's life before Coolidge High. Her summer of surfing/when she met Sting/that Colorado dig.

These seem to be easily available used on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This was a very short series from the 80s - 3 books by Martine Lesley, one by Susan Saunders (which I tend to ignore as it replaces Jenny and Sally with two bland twins and manages to make Morgan Swift bland as well) and two "Find Your Fate" (choose your own adventures) type books which were awful. Feel free to just focus on the Martine Lesley books and ignore the rest.

Morgan Swift was an impossibly awesome high school teacher/adventurer with a mysterious past (think female Indiana Jones/Mary Sue), Sally and Jenny were her two students who got involved in adventures with her and Sam was mentioned about once a book - a mysterious romance/possible tragedy in Morgan's past. Anyway, adventure, possible romance, mysterious Sam - my wants are simple.

Wynd Family - Stephen Krensky

I'd love to see the Wynds meet another magical family. Crossovers welcome or just expand on the magic in their world.

Another out of print series. Alison, Edward, Jamie, Jennifer and Perry are the kids in a family with hereditary magical powers. The books are light magical adventures/mysteries in which the kids have to band together to save the day. I just love the entire family so I'd love to see either an ensemble adventure or focus on any member or members of the family.

Danny Dunn Series - Jay Williams & Raymond Abrashkin
Irene Miller (Danny Dunn)

Irene doing science (or SKIENCE) and being awesome.

I ate up sf series when I was a kid (though these were originally my brothers). This nom inspired me to start rereading them and I'd forgotten how much I loved the interaction between the three kids. Skience is always good and I <3 Irene.

Tom Swift series IV - Victor Appleton
Sandra Swift

Sandra doing science (or SKIENCE) and being awesome.

Are you noticing a theme here dear reader? Somehow despite being written 20-30 years later, Sandra seems to have less to do (and less agency) than Irene did. Fix that for me please.

Just as an aside, I came to Tom Swift via Tom Swift Jr. (the ones in my library when I was a kid) then the original series. The third series didn't come out until I was in high school and I've collected every series since (and loved them all). But one of the things I loved about the first two series was that they were clearly linked (in at least one TS Jr. book, Tom's parents refer to an adventure from the original series). The later three series drop this and pick and choose elements from the first two series, which broke my brain a little. If you want to work out a way to bring this series in line with the first two, I won't object. If you're not familiar with the earlier series, don't fret about it. I'll be perfectly happy with you assuming that this is the only Tom Swift.

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