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Hi, author! I'm very happy to be doing Yuletide again and I hope you will be too. It's important to me that you have fun, so if there's anything in my sign-up that you find obnoxious or whatever please feel free to toss it out the window and go with what you need. Read as much as you need & want to and no more :) I will be very happy with anything in my requested pairings/characters.

General Likes
- For the purposes of Yuletide, happy or hopeful endings are my jam. I would prefer for all of my requested characters to still be alive at the end of my stories
- Some of the classic slash tropes, especially fake dating, wake up married, kidfic, emotional misunderstandings, pining. Wacky dilemma tropes like bodyswap, sudden mind reading, cursed to tell the truth, etc are also really fun for me.
- breakup-makeup/getting back together stories (the greatest trope of all time)
- I like a range of different tones, many different styles of AU, etc. I like reading stuff close to the tone of whichever canon and I like reading stuff that takes those characters and puts them in stories of different tones - darker, lighter, different contexts, pornier
- canon-divergence AUs where one thing happened differently and then ...
- I haven't done anything for Yuleporn chiefly out of laziness. If the porn muse takes you, go with it with my blessing. My significant squicks are bloodplay and scat, although I would prefer for noncon and humiliation not to show up in Young Wizards stories or between John and Nancy. (Noncon would be a way to take my Mansfield Park request to a ... very dark place that would probably conflict with my happy/hopeful ending Prime Objective as well as my Be Nice To Mary request but, um, I think I would. enjoy that.)

General Dislikes
- I don't enjoy rape recovery as a plotpoint
- Deathfic, sickfic, and H/C are also things I would prefer not to receive.

Mansfield Park
Mary Crawford, Fanny Price

Anything, modern or regency or anything in between, that is a little kinder to Mary than Mansfield Park's narrative would delight me - something that was as generous to Mary as Austen was to Henry when she says, roughly, that Fanny's love would have made him a better man.

I would love a modern AU for these characters that allows them both the opportunity to be less dependent on the vile people who have damaged them. A university AU, a high school AU, they meet doing local drama that they've been dragged along to by their brothers, they meet because Henry falls for Fanny and Edmund falls for Mary but Fanny and Mary each realise that the other woman is far better than her sib ... Alternatively, if you like the regency, perhaps some kind of AU where Mary is super gay and that affects her actions in the book? (Mary the super gay angry feminist in a modern AU would totally work, haha.) Stuff set in the regency I would be fine with either a fictionally tolerant attitude to queer people or closeted stuff (or, of course, gen/canon stuff!)

I would be happy with femslash for these two but it's not necessary. I read Mansfield Park for the first time this year and found, as is not unusual for me, that my sympathies rested a lot with the Bad Girl, in this case Mary. The narrative is not kind to Mary but I liked her a lot (well, maybe except for the bit where she's like "Hey, if Tom dies you could totally afford to marry me!") She's not vicious to Fanny the way other characters are although obviously she's not observant, but generally speaking the damage she does to Fanny is unintentional and driven by Fanny's (perfectly understandable given her upbringing) inability to stand up for herself. I don't need Mary to be a saint - her practical nastiness is a bit of a joy most of the time, actually - but I would like her to be given the opportunity for redemption Austen didn't really offer her.

A sneaky off-the-wall crossover idea: I'd love to see Isabella Thorpe (from Northanger Abbey) interacting with Mary.

Young Wizards
Dairine Callahan, Carmela Rodriguez

I love these guys and would love something focused on a developing relationship (romantic or friendly) between them, or on their shared (though differently expressed) love of learning. Really anything with the two of them would delight me - relationship milestones, babysitting Nita and Kit's kids (or having their own!), just generally sitting around snarking on their sibs, Carmela going off to college and keeping in touch with Dairine, the two of them having their first threesome ...

Dairine/Carmela is one of my not-so-secret weird OTPs developed by spending way too long in this fandom. They’re huge fun as foils for their respective siblings but I love them for themselves, as well. Once upon a time I wrote an embarrassing ship manifesto for this pairing (that actually now that I re-read it lacks one key element: WOW THEY'D BE HOT TOGETHER. Dairine kind of twitchy and passionate and, you know, her personality is shaped like an arrow, sometimes angry and Carmela so laid back and relaxed but still passionate and mm it's just a dynamic that really works for me in a relationship. Like a short skirt and a long jacket iykwim.) Of course I would be just as thrilled with gen; these guys are just so much fun to read about and I think they have a real spark together.

A random by-the-way: should you be moved in a different direction, Nita/Kit/Ronan is another of my not-so-secret weird OTPs, especially in the context of Kit and Ronan's budding friendship and the material in Lifeboats, which I loved. Kit/Ronan would also be fine.

Swallows and Amazons
Nancy Blackett

I think the thing I treasure most about this series is the sheer amount of competence!porn and learning and the shared sense of community and family even between the families. All of that hard work and skill thrills me in this context and would thrill me in any kind of AU.

This is my year of asking for AUs, I guess: I'd love to read an AU that gives Nancy the opportunities that John has in the canon, whether that's a modern AU or any other kind. Modern AUs would be fun for this cast (how about a university AU with Professor Lee, Nancy's favourite Latin prof?) Prefer gen or slash, or not to go AU? No worries! I'm really fond of wartime!S&A&Ds. Imagine a Foyle's War/Swallows & Amazons fusion, or cast Peggy or Dot as Rosie the Riveter. Which of the women's auxiliaries did they go into? I love Nancy a lot, but I'd really like to hear more about Titty, Dot, Bridgie, even Daisy, too. How about drawing on Roger Altounyan's real life for something about Roger? - or the D's at Bletchley Park! If you like this idea go as nuts with it as you care to. Kill anyone but Nancy if the muse strikes you.

Notes: I LOVE Nancy. I ship her with John as two-captains-together but I also am very keen on Nancy femslash, so however the mood takes you, including a gen story just about Nancy, I am keen. My only really big DNW in this fandom is John/Peggy and stories where Nancy dies. Other than that, have fun.

Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl
Simon Snow, Baz Pitch

I'd really read anything you came up with for these characters - is Baz a vampire, isn't Baz a vampire, why is Simon so paranoid about Baz being a vampire, a falling in love story ... one of my favourite things in Fangirl is the HP parody aspect, so any of that you want to work in would be great fun :)

This is a tricky request to manage but I've requested Simon & Baz from Fangirl rather than from Carry On because I guess I'm sort of interested in competing fanfiction for Rowell's fanfic of her own fictitious Harry Potter parody. Of course it's difficult to know what is Carry On canon and what isn't. I have read Carry On, but don't mind if you haven't - either way the Simon & Baz dynamic as portrayed is fun/funny to me as a HP fandom veteran. (And, of course, so passionate in Carry On ...) Anyway, I don't mind if you do draw on Carry On or if you don't, I'd love to read something/something more about Simon and Baz at school or after.

Here's one prompt that is very spoilery (highlight to read) for Carry On: Simon losing his magic at the end of Carry On is incredibly painful to me, for example - do you think this is likely to have happened in the "real" eighth Simon Snow book? How do you think Simon and Baz deal with it - especially Simon, given the beginning of the book and how he talks about the magical world?

Thanks again, dear author, and I hope you have a great time this Yuletide. You can stalk me as required labellementeuse here/AO3/LJ/twitter and birdhead on my (rarely updated) tumblr.
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