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Dear writer/artist,

I’m very excited the winter exchange season is starting up again. It’s always my fave end of the year event, and I hope you end up having fun with whatever characters/prompts you end up picking! And in case none of the prompts in my sign-up appeal, here is a list of more general likes/tropes/kinks. I'd be more than happy to receive a story/artwork based on any of this, even if it's not something I listed as a prompt. Furthermore, I ship some of the people I requested, but I'm well aware that not everyone ships these characters or that we might only match on one character. So even though I listed several shippy prompts, I'd be just as happy with non-shippy fic/art that just has my faves interact, or character-focused fic/art that explores their canon lives some more.

General likes:

Forced intimacy of any kind! This is one of my all-time faves, in any sort of situation or scenario. People thrust into closeness before they are ready for it and forced to overcome their differences is always delightful to me. Any tropefic-art of the handcuffed-togther, bed-sharing, undercover gay, arranged marriage etc. kind is always going to make me happy!
Huddling for warmth
One character trying to protect another with their own life (or really any sort of loyalty kink!)
Enemies forced to work together
Epistolary fic
Hand-feeding
anything seasonal - autumn leaves, harvest, apple pie, or the Dallas or RPF characters at a Halloween party?
Bathing/washing - especially if one character is taking care of another
Casefic, or any sort of action/adventure scenario where characters have to work together
Enemies to friends to lovers
Enemy hatesex
Emotional vulnerability
Unhealthy/co-dependent relationships
A character surrendering himself

I like fluffy fic that keeps the history of these characters in mind. I'm also fine with dub-con/non-con/rape, unhealthy relationships, any kind of D/s, BDSM, power play or pain play. For further porny inspiration, my Smut Swap letter might help: https://esteliel.dreamwidth.org/454688.html



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Nonconathon letter

Dear writer,

Sorry this letter is a bit late. I think pretty much every tag in my sign-up is pretty self-explicatory, but in case you’d like more details, I’m going to try and add some explanations here.

So, for one thing, I picked pairings I’d love to see, and then went through the entire list of freeforms and picked tropes/kinks I’d love to see, and these probably won’t work in every possible combination. But I only chose stuff I’d love to see, no matter in which way, and I’m very aware that we might only match on one pairing and freeform, so please don’t worry that you have to somehow work it all in.

As a character note, I’m both fine with a Javert who’s going a bit mad or a derailing gone wrong, or simply a Javert who’s inexplicably a bit more rapey than in canon. Likewise I’m fine with any canon setting.

Also I didn’t select the Graphic Depictions Of Violence tag, but that’s because I don’t like gore. I’m definitely fine with graphic depictions of whippings, brutal rape, castration, descriptions of blood etc. I just don’t like elaborate descriptions of people being cut open, limbs cut off and so on.

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Smut Swap letter

Dear Smut Swapper,

thank you for creating something for me! I hope you'll have fun with this exchange.

Please don’t worry about the long list of freeform tags I’ve selected, I know that we might only match on one, and I’ve selected them all so that any story/art about any single kink on the list would make me very, very happy. So please don’t worry about including all of them! On the other hand, if you find them inspiring, I’d of course also love a story/art that combines two or three.

I think most of the tags are pretty self-explanatory, and as it’s a huge selection, I’m afraid I won’t be able to come up with a prompt for every single one of them. I’m going to list my general likes and porn likes at the end of this letter, though, which hopefully will be helpful as well in addition to the tags, and I’ll try my best to expand on a few of the more unusual tags for each pairing.

In general, my preference is for Valjean to suffer terrible things while I’m happy with either Javert or other characters to do them to him.

I like canon-divergent AUs and historical/fantasy AUs, but dislike modern AU (unless the canon itself is set in a modern setting, like Dallas). I don’t need happy endings if you feel like a sad ending would fit better, but I also enjoy happy endings. And I’m up for happy consensual sex or kink as well as noncon or dubcon.


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2017 Fic Review Meme

My 2017 fic production in review, stolen from [personal profile] trobadora.

Total number of posted stories in 2017: 15 (That is SO LITTLE for me! And I’m pretty sure everything but the slavefic & the Christmas fic was written for exchanges.)

Total word count: 325 530 words, of which 179 381 words were fanfic. (Obviously, the largest part of that was the slavefic with ~120k.)

Fandoms written in: American Gods (TV), Anastasia the musical, Dream Daddy, Westworld and 3 different Les Mis canons (the Brick, Dallas and 1952).

Fandoms I wouldn’t have expected to write this year: All of them that aren’t Les Mis. :D I’m pretty monofannish, so it’s always a surprise to find out what the one or two fandoms are I’ll get interested in enough to want to write for Yuletide!

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you’d predicted? More than I thought I would, though I’m pretty sure I was aiming at 300k for the year regardless.

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Chocolate Box Letter

Dear Chocolatier,

Thank you so much for creating something for me! I’m looking forward to this exchange a lot, and I hope you’re going to have fun!

As I'm the sort of writer who loves getting prompts in an exchange, I've tried to list several different prompts/scenarios for all my requested canons, but if those don't appeal to you or you'd rather have more freedom in what to write, I'm also going to list my general likes and fave tropes as well as my DNWs at the end of this letter. I’m never quite sure how to best prompt for artists, but I’m going to try my best to come up with art-friendly prompts as well, and have also added general art likes.

1. Les Misérables (Dallas 2014)
2. Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
3. Les Misérables (Movie 1952)
4. Shoujo Cosette
5. Crossover Fandoms
6. General Likes
7. Porn Likes
8. Art Likes
9. DNWs

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Write Every Day! Final Tally: December

And the month is over at last - congrats to everyone who made it through the month and added more words to their projects! \o/ This month, we continue over at [personal profile] trobadora, so feel free to join us there. :)

This was a weird month for me since I spent about half it sick (and this zombie cold still hasn't left -_-), but on the other hand, I managed to write 4 Yuletide fics and kept up with the slavefic WIP and my Christmas fic posting, thanks to using Nano to draft all of that. Maybe it's an approach I should stick to next year, since there's always some reason that means you lose half of whatever time you'd set aside in December.

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And here is the final tally for December:


Day 29 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, and me (5/11 so far)
Day 30 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, and me (7/11 so far)
Day 31 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, and me (7/11 so far)

And let me know if I missed you or you wrote something, but haven't checked-in yet. :)



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Write Every Day! December- Day 30

Happy New Year! <3

I long ago decided against those riverbank fireworks because honestly, it's not worth security checks and queuing and masses of drunk people, so I had a lovely evening at home with my flatmate, finishing a bottle of nice champagne and watching an episode of Black Mirror which a friend recced based on its D/s and torture porn setup. What can I say, I'm glad my friends know my id so well. :D

Before that, I actually managed to come to a conclusion on my slavefic wavering (solution: deal with the canon scene I was uncertain about because it has repercussions I need for later events, so I guess this story just got two chapters longer, which at 73 chapters honestly makes no difference), and then I wrote around 500 words.

All in all, not a bad New Year's Eve. :D I hope everyone had fun today!

In January, we continue over at [personal profile] trobadora's journal, and I'm still going to post a final tally for the moth tomorrow. :)

Tally:

Day 27 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 28 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (6/11 so far)
Day 29 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, and me (5/11 so far)
Day 30 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, [personal profile] ofmonstrouswords, and me (7/11 so far)

Let me know if I missed you or you wrote something, but haven't checked-in yet! Likewise, feel free to join in at any time!



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Write Every Day! December- Day 30

My great plans of being productive didn't really work out. /o\ I did go out and bought a bottle of champagne and some food for tomorrow, but that's about it. I really need to get back into the groove of coffee shop writing sessions. Fortunately the local Nano group goes back to doing write ins on Sundays from January on, so that should help.

My writing today was unfortunately just yet another alibi sentence, but I dove into the Brick once more to try and figure out where I'm taking the next few chapters, and I'm sure that once I've figured this little problem out, I'll be able to forge ahead as usual. (I've run out of chapters now and next Thursday is quickly coming closer, oops!)

Tally:

Day 27 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 28 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (6/11 so far)
Day 29 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, and me (5/11 so far)

Let me know if I missed you or you wrote something, but haven't checked-in yet! Likewise, feel free to join in at any time!



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Write Every Day! December- Day 29

I had great plans for writing, but it turned into an alibi sentence day, alas. At least I managed to read a couple more Yuletide fics and wrote some comments, so there were words, just not on the WIP.


Tally:

Day 26 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] miss_morland, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 27 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 28 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (6/11 so far)

Let me know if I missed you or you wrote something, but haven't checked-in yet! Likewise, feel free to join in at any time!



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Write Every Day! December- Day 28

We seem to be coming to the end of the month - did anyone volunteer for January? I can't quite remember.

Today I finally managed to answer some comments, and then headed out to see Pinocchio at the National. I'm not sure it 100% works as a show, but I found myself unexpectedly charmed by their giant puppets - Pinocchio's played by a man, and everyone else is played by giant puppets. Can't go wrong with giant puppets.

When I got back, I settled down to finish my editing and finally got to post chapter 73 of my slavefic WIP. Last chapter of this year! I've not quite reached 200k, but 196k is close enough that it feels like a good end to the year. Now to finish this before the story turns 2 years old in May... /o\

Tally:

Day 25 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] miss_morland, [personal profile] iberiandoctor, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 26 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] miss_morland, and me (10/11 so far)
Day 27 (LJ|DW): [personal profile] ysilme, [personal profile] sylvanwitch, [personal profile] cornerofmadness, [personal profile] auroracloud, [personal profile] trobadora, [personal profile] shopfront, and me (10/11 so far)

Let me know if I missed you or you wrote something, but haven't checked-in yet! Likewise, feel free to join in at any time!



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