Evil Plotbunny (hhertzof) wrote,
Evil Plotbunny

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Dear Yuletide Writer

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 and I have mentioned some ships in the prompts/descriptions.

As you may guess by my choice of fandoms and characters, I am fond of cheesy plots, snark and witty banter, crossovers and amazing adventures. Feel free to take advantage of this.

Beta-readers are your friends - please do check for grammar, spelling and at least a vague attempt at historical accuracy.

Read All About It (TV)
Alex (Read All About It), Chris Anderson (Read All About It), Samantha Nikos, Lynne Davis

Write this and I'll be so thrilled I won't care what the story is about. Honest. *loves on you* I've been a fandom of one for far too long.

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). I'm a huge fan of the first season, and felt like the shorter arcs of the second season weren't as strong.

Maybe write a crossover with Sarah Jane Adventures, Black Hole High, Best Friends Whenever, or, if you really want to go crazy, perhaps a Space Teens crossover featuring Robin Sparkles and Jessica Glitter, but please remember that OPTIONAL crossovers are also OPTIONAL.

This is an 80s Canadian tv show with a strongly SF plot and a rather spooky villain. Three kids start a newspaper and learn about grammar and such things along the way. Most of the episodes are available on YouTube. (Link is to a first season playlist, 20 episodes of 14 minutes each).

Ned & Stacey
Ned Dorsey, Stacey Colbert Dorsey

I'd really like future fic here too. What happened after that last episode? Do Ned & Stacey get back together? Or alternately, give me some farcical episode from their marriage. Or give me something Jewish themed, as Stacey is canonically Jewish.

I adored the first season and had issues with the second, mostly centered around how what started as give and take turned into Ned being always right and everyone bashing on Stacey. Please try to keep the balance of the first season.

I love win/win or lose/lose stories. I'm not interested in unequal power dynamics of the sort that were the norm in the second season. Beyond that, the rest is up to you. Anything from OTT sitcom antics to a serious look at what happened after the last episode, would be fine with me. The first season has been released on DVD but is not streaming anywhere I could find.

Morgan Swift Series - Various Authors
Sam (Morgan Swift), Sally Jackson (Morgan Swift), Morgan Swift, Jenny Wu

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.

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. The books are oop, but available from Amazon Marketplace for cheap.

Ruth Fielding series - Alice B. Emerson
Tom Cameron, Ruth Fielding, Helen Cameron, Chess Copley

Ruth Fielding is just awesome. She starts as an orphan and goes on to become a famous movie scenario writer (scriptwriter) and own her own production company in the early days of movies. Accompanied by friends and a husband who support her career, she somehow manages to fall into and out of danger and solve mysteries despite her busy schedule. If you have access to later volumes, I'd love a story about her movie career. If you don't, give me a story of her life in college or boarding school.

If the series is new to you, Ruth of the Red Mill is the first book, and like many first books of series from this time, it's a little different from what the series eventually became (though if you like stories of plucky orphans who turn out to be heirs to a fortune, don't let me stop you). I don't recommend Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies or Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie which veered wildly into stereotypes common to the era, which the rest of the series, for the most part, avoided. For the most part being the operative word - the books are (somewhat progressive) products of their time with all that implies.

All of the books do the traditional summary of events from previous books, so you can just pick one at random if necessary. You can find a list in order at the 2nd link below.

There's not much else to say here, except a) an assortment of books from the series can be found at Project Gutenberg and short summaries of the plot arcs can be found here with longer spoilery summaries linked at the bottom of the page. and b) there's a post floating around tumblr discussing real life women of the same period who did similar things which I can't find atm.

Johnson Johnson Series - Dorothy Dunnett
Johnson Johnson, Joanna Emerson

Nanny Bird/Split Code is my favorite book in the series and Joanna is my favorite "Bird" (though Rita, Sarah, and Wendy are tied for second and I wouldn't mind any of them showing up). Give me Joanna on another nanny job/assignment with plenty of pop spy tropes, quirky humour, and our favourite painter in bifocals and I'll be perfectly happy. Or maybe a prequel story of their interactions over the years. Or a five things fic. I ship it, but I'm fine with friendship fic if you don't.

I don't know what else to say here, except that, if you don't know the fandom, the books are available for the Kindle and they're funny spy/adventure romps. If you're familiar with Dorothy Dunnett's other work, they're much shorter and nowhere near as dense.

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