Compliments of the season and I'm so sorry this letter is late. I am perennially late (of late). But this is no reflection of my sincere admiration and excitement: I missed Yuletide last year, but am thrilled to be participating again... and am so pleased we've matched on a fandom. Anything you write will warm the cockles of my heart--if you have a vision that brooks no compromise, by all means, go for it! Should you desire some prompting, however, here are my particular things:
I love complicated, screwed up relationships, in which the parties have differing, even incompatible goals that nevertheless do not diminish their affection for one another. I like villains and antiheroes and shades of grey. I love long, plotty stories; I likewise love sharp character vignettes. I am fond of all the characters in the fandoms I've chosen, so please no character bashing, even if infidelity etc. are involved. Dramedies are where I live: either serious with a bit of humor, or humor with a serious or dark edge, everything mixed up, like life. I am catholic (not in the Borgias sense, except in that anything goes!) in my tastes: you may work with any flavor of slash, het, kink, gen, poly, incest etc. that you fancy. If you enjoy writing it, I am certain I will enjoy reading it.
The Borgias: this is the fandom of my heart, and I'm so sad that it's over. Anything: history, AU, Cesare & Lucrezia ruling the world for a 1000 years as god-kings of the universe, Micheletto back, whatever happened to Giulia Farnese, anything at all will make me happy. I love all the major and minor characters, angst, happy endings, whatever.
Rush: RIVALRIES! this movie is such fanbait. I like 'em slashy, I like 'em as frenemies, I like it all, basically. Also, that barefoot on a bicycle story intrigues me! I also love process stories about competence, so anything about genius and prodigy and racing also works. Or good old fashioned slash. Whatever makes you happy.
The Sherwood Ring: I adore this book... timeslips are awesome, and Pope's writing and characters are the best. Please don't break anyone up here, but I'd love to see more with the ghosts... Is Peggy a ghost now too? What about Pat? Do they all hang out? Did the original four have any other exciting adventures? How do Eleanor and Barbara get along? How do Dick and Peaceable, after the war? Do they visit anyone else?
Mahabharata I put any characters here, and that is what will please me, but I confess to a great burning curiosity about the Kauravas. What's it like for Dushala being one girl with a hundred brothers? Duryodhan and Karna's relationship, what's up with that? Did the Pandavas and the Kauravas EVER have any fun with each other?
Thank you so much for playing, dear Yule-writer. I hope you have as much fun writing as I will reading!