feathermoon_scarletsky: (Purple Dress)
Dear Author,

Hi! It feels really strange to be writing you this letter, because in truth, I really haven't done much in the way of fandom this year. But I have done Yuletide every year since 2009, and I don't want to miss out on all the fun just because I have to do things like go to work and earn a paycheck. Plus, this is going to be the first year I'm going to be without family over the holidays, and I have to have something to occupy all my time!

Let's get this out of the way before I say anything else: I will love whatever you write. I'm super easy to please. I mean, there are things I dislike and would really rather not read if given the choice, but let's move onto that before I get too far ahead of myself. Just...follow your heart and write something you like and that you think I will like?

Let's also get my dislikes out of the way, because I like to focus on the positives: If you write sex, I ask that it be 100% consensual. If there's any doubt, leave it out, please? I don't like character death, especially if it's non-canonical, and I would rather not have a focus on pregnancy of either gender. Angst is good, but I want the story to have a happy ending if at all possible. I also don't like infidelity, whether it's the couple I ship cheating on each other, or cheating on other people to be with the one I ship them with. I have people who are out and proud gay people in my requests, and I don't want those sexualities changed for fic.

Okay, whew.

Now I can talk about things I do like! I love love, and I feel like love can take so many different forms. I love a good shipfic, and my character requests are fairly slanted that way...love, falling-in-love, falling-in-love-again, all of the above are great! However, that doesn't mean that I wouldn't be just as happy with a fic that explores very close friendships and friends being awesome friends. I also really like the bond between siblings, so...take that as you will, especially if you're writing The Fosters or Frasier. I love the feeling of "these are the people I love and have chosen to call my family." I really like things that slot into the continuity of canon that isn't something we've necessarily seen, for whatever reason. I love hurt/comfort, especially if the hurt is emotional in nature. Road trips are fun! One of my favorite songs of the year is Ingrid Michaelson's Girls Chase Boys, and I bring that up to say that I like when women can take charge in a romantic relationship, whether that's in the bedroom or in the course of getting together, or even something as simple as deciding what restaurant they go to for dinner.

Smut is great, too! And I'll just copy this from my last Yuletide letter with my kinks/anti-kinks, in case you decide you want to leave something sexy under my tree.

Likes: First times, slow and tender sex, cunnilingus, blowjobs, handjobs, frottage, temperature play, sensation play (especially feathers), light bondage (like...scarves), massages, body worship, voyeurism, biting, scratching, up against a wall, on a table/desk, cuddling
Don't like: Non-con/dub-con/rape play, scat/watersports/bloodplay, pregnancy, toys

To the fandoms, in alphabetical order! Bits and pieces of this are taken from last year's letter, since one of my requests is the same and I'm requesting the same fandom with different characters for another.

The Requests: America's Next Top Model RPF, Big Brother Australia 2007 RPF, The Fosters, Frasier, How to Get Away With Murder, The Mindy Project )
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Anna)
Dear wonderful purimgifts author,

First of all, you rock. ♥ Just know that in advance, okay? Okay. :)

You can go through my chels does gift exchanges tag here on Dreamwidth to get a better, more in-depth idea of what I like, complete with favorite tropes and kinks and things that I would prefer avoided if at all possible.

The big things: I like fluff, friends being awesome friends, couples being awesome couples, people being awesome people. Gen or ship are equally loved. Smut is great but not required. I put a maximum rating of explicit for that reason.

I don't like infidelity or consent issues when it comes to sex. The former is merely a dislike, the latter can be triggering for me.

Characters and relationships I like, for my fandoms (note: anything that I say I ship? I would love to read friendship between those two characters as well). I understand if you can't avoid what I said that I don't like in this section. It's just guidelines :D

Twenty fandoms under the cut )
feathermoon_scarletsky: Calleigh Duquesne from CSI Miami (Calleigh DEFAULT)
Books )

Movies )

* indicates a re-watch/re-read
# recommended


Let's see if I can actually keep this up to date this year, instead of forgetting about it in the second week of January like last year!

(Edit: 2/6: Decided to take out the television shows because I'm already way behind on that. Instead, this will serve to show my movie/book consumption for the year, which tends to be less.

WISHLIST

Nov. 10th, 2013 10:51 pm
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Butterfly)
1. The obligatory Amazon wishlist. Used is fantastic: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2UD05M3NUSCVI/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o_C-13_d

2. Greeting cards. Postcards of your area. Getting the mail is the highlight of my day most days and I love seeing the world. For holidays, I celebrate Christmas (semi-religiously), but I would rather have a card of your holiday and why it's important to you, if you don't celebrate Christmas. If you want to send me a bunch of blank postcards that I can add to my trading stash, I would love that.

3. Gift cards – Amazon, Target, Chili's (the only restaurant convenient to where I live), Starbucks, Safeway, Wal-Mart.

4. Anything for my cat Flower: toys, food, treats, whatever.

5. A souvenir of your area. I'm particularly partial to snow globes and magnets, but I like souvenirs, period.

6. Scarves – it doesn't get cold enough here to wear scarves (generally), but I like to wear them during the winter season anyway. My favorite colors are pink, purple and light blue.

7. A little stuffed giraffe or stuffed pig.

8. Club Pogo membership – due to financial reasons, I had to let my Club Pogo subscription lapse earlier in the year, but I would love to get back into it.

9. Surprise me! I like surprises. I just don't want anything with nuts in it (food allergies), but otherwise, do whatever. :D

10. Fanfiction of my favorite characters/pairings. The masterlist is: http://letters-inthesand.tumblr.com/ships , although it doesn't include anything I've gotten into in the past year or so. Which those should be covered by my Yuletide letter this year, come to think of it. Anything that's in that post + anything that I've requested for either femslashex, holly-poly or Yuletide should cover it pretty well. Alternately, leave me prompts for those pairings, let me stretch my creativity a bit!

If you want to send anything physical, email me at whowouldeverwanttobeking@gmail.com for my mailing address. :)
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Anna)
I feel all randomly accomplished this year. It's not even Halloween, and I finished my Yuletide fic. It's done. And so is my femslashex fic. I can find a beta for the latter (my usual beta can do it), but my former is going to be a little trickier...

Now I can go back to my weird combination of writing Yuletide treats and being addicted to Facebook Jane Austen hidden-object games...
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Garcia)
Dear wonderful holly_poly writer,

First of all, you rock. ♥ Just know that in advance, okay? Okay. :)

I'm not going to give you an epic manifesto, but I hope that between the pairings I gave you and anything I say in this letter, that it sparks a wonderful, fantastic idea for you to write that I will love reading. I'll be equally as happy with any of the options listed below.

I like: fluff, romance, sex, falling-in-love, falling-in-love-all-over-again, self-discovery, angst*, introspection, friends becoming more than friends, friends being awesome friends, backstory, hurt/comfort (especially emotional hurt)**, one moment changes everything, what happens after canon, road trips, quiet moments - really, I'm easy to please. As long as you feel like it fits the characters and the story you want to tell, have fun with it. Any rating is fine - from the fluffiest G to the porniest NC-17.

(*This year has been a really, really crazy, rough year for me on a personal level, which I just realized is something I have said two years running. I'm beginning to feel like it's a central concept of my life now. Anyway, I'd like a fic that was lighter on the angst, if at all possible, but I do like it well enough as a general rule.)

(**I love my hurt/comfort to come with a side of body worship (for the hurt, by the comforter/s) as the comfort. That is a bulletproof kink right there.)

I don't like: any sort of consent issues when it comes to sex, infidelity, unhappy endings - sad, bittersweet, those are fine. I just don't like things in the vein of "rocks fall, everyone dies." I've also grown a real distaste for pregnancy in fic. Ditto character death. For the one canon where this is well, canon for one of my requested characters, I would prefer that the fic is either set before that time or in an AU where it didn't happen. More details in that part of the letter.

If you want to go a porny route, which is totally fine by me, my kinks/anti-kinks...

Likes: First times, slow and tender sex, cunnilingus, blowjobs, handjobs, frottage, temperature play, sensation play (especially feathers), light bondage (like...scarves), massages, body worship, voyeurism, biting, scratching, up against a wall, on a table/desk, cuddling
Don't like: Pregnancy, non-con/dub-con/rape play, scat/watersports/bloodplay, toys

Requests for Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, NCIS, America's Next Top Model RPF, Gossip Girl )
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Marley)
I have a new laptop. It is shiny and new and all mine and I love it like I haven't loved anything in the longest time. (Probably the last time I said this was when I got my new phone...a year and a half ago. Which I still love, but...you know. Year and a half.)

I'm still in the process of getting everything transferred over here and figuring out Windows 8 and getting used to a much bigger computer again, but oh my gosh, I can actually surf the web without it going at the speed of a very, very comatose snail.

Still finalizing the Yuletide signup - not changing my fandoms that I'm requesting, but fine-tuning the offers. I'm really excited at some of the numbers I'm seeing on the summary! :D
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Butterfly)
So I got my femslashex assignment. There are various reasons that I find it amusing who I got, which will become evident once the fics are revealed. The good thing is that I'm feeling relatively inspired right now.

This inspiration is also carrying over to the other two fics I've been working on. I might decide to write today instead of catching up on fall pilots I've missed (I have a goal of watching every single pilot, and I'm down to just the last half of the Michael J. Fox Show and Agents of SHIELD, of what's premiered so far)
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Default)
I nominated a bunch of things for Yuletide this year, and I've already started on my letter - my number one request already got approved, so I took the basic intro of my letter that I adapted for femslashex, added a gif and my ramblings on my ship, and voila, my Yuletide letter is started.

This really bodes well for how my Yuletide spirit is going...and considering how it went last year...
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Butterfly)
Dear wonderful Yuletide writer,

First of all, you rock. ♥ Just know that in advance, okay? Okay. :)

I'm not going to give you an epic manifesto, although this kind of turned into a bit of one, but I hope that between the pairings I gave you and anything I say in this letter, that it sparks a wonderful, fantastic idea for you to write that I will love reading come Christmas Day. I'll be equally as happy with any of the options listed below.

I like: fluff, romance, sex, falling-in-love, falling-in-love-all-over-again, self-discovery, angst*, introspection, friends becoming more than friends, friends being awesome friends, backstory, hurt/comfort (especially emotional hurt), what happens after canon, road trips, quiet moments - really, I'm easy to please. As long as you feel like it fits the characters and the story you want to tell, have fun with it. Any rating is fine - from the fluffiest G to the porniest NC-17. For these requests, het and femslash are both equally fine by me. (For these requests, I would prefer slash as a side pairing.) Holiday fic is a-okay.

(*This year has been a really, really crazy, rough year for me on a personal level, which I just realized is something I have said two years running. I'm beginning to feel like it's a central concept of my life now. Anyway, I'd like a fic that was lighter on the angst, if at all possible, but I do like it well enough as a general rule.)

I don't like: any sort of consent issues when it comes to sex, infidelity, unhappy endings - sad, bittersweet, those are fine. I just don't like things in the vein of "rocks fall, everyone dies." I've also grown a real distaste for pregnancy in fic. Ditto character death. I don't want my Yuletide to have a body count.

If you want to do porn, I love the idea of Yuleporn, and in that spirit, here are my kinks and anti-kinks.

Likes: First times, slow and tender sex, cunnilingus, blowjobs, handjobs, frottage, temperature play, sensation play (especially feathers), light bondage (like...scarves), massages, body worship, voyeurism, biting, scratching, up against a wall, on a table/desk, cuddling
Don't like: Pregnancy, non-con/dub-con/rape play, scat/watersports/bloodplay, toys

I am super easy to please, really. Give me my requested characters and something that avoids any of what I don't like, and I am a happy, happy person. I do actively ship each combination of characters I requested, and while these prompts may lean more in a shippy direction, I am more than fine with friendship if you're not comfortable writing them in a relationship. I am caught up with all of the canon for these fandoms, and should remain so through Yuletide.

Onto my requests! There are spoilers (although I tried to be somewhat vague) for The Fosters, Devious Maids and Under the Dome in here.

The Requests: The Fosters, Devious Maids, Lie to Me, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, America's Next Top Model RPF )
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Purple Dress)
I don't have the ability to process what went on tonight. Not yet. It's almost 5 in the morning, I have class at 2:30, and I can't stop crying.

Somehow I don't feel like I'm making it to class in the state I'm in. Maybe I should call my therapist.

As a sidenote: it's always a pleasant experience when an evangelist on a bench tells you that you're going to hell. It's even more pleasant when you realize that he's telling you that because a tiny sliver of skin is showing between your t-shirt and your capris. No, whores do not go to hell.

It's enough to make me want to wear that shirt every day up to campus. Even in the coldest days of winter. Without a jacket.

As a sidenote to the sidenote: I did my Yuletide nominations tonight to distract myself. Devious Maids, The Fosters, Pretty Little Liars (even if it's over on ff.net, it's under on AO3), Under the Dome. I might switch one of the last two out for America's Next Top Model RPF though if it gets closer to the end of nominations and no one's nominated the three I want nominated. I'm pretty sure those will be my five categories for the year though. I wouldn't normally put Pretty Little Liars out into the universe considering I got it last year (and was super-pleased about it, especially considering it was het and I know for a fact that author only wrote het because it was me and I'm their best friend that they happened to get assigned to), but I've been binge-marathoning it this week (only five more episodes and I'm caught up!) and I want more fic. So.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Lydia)
(Okay, so a lot of this might be copied almost verbatim from my last Yuletide letter. At least the top part.)

Dear wonderful femslashex writer,

First of all, you rock. ♥ Just know that in advance, okay? Okay. :)

I'm not going to give you an epic manifesto, but I hope that between the pairings I gave you and anything I say in this letter, that it sparks a wonderful, fantastic idea for you to write that I will love reading. I'll be equally as happy with any of the options listed below.

I like: fluff, romance, sex, falling-in-love, falling-in-love-all-over-again, self-discovery, angst*, introspection, friends becoming more than friends, friends being awesome friends, backstory, hurt/comfort (especially emotional hurt), what happens after canon, road trips, quiet moments - really, I'm easy to please. As long as you feel like it fits the characters and the story you want to tell, have fun with it. Any rating is fine - from the fluffiest G to the porniest NC-17.

(*This year has been a really, really crazy, rough year for me on a personal level, which I just realized is something I have said two years running. I'm beginning to feel like it's a central concept of my life now. Anyway, I'd like a fic that was lighter on the angst, if at all possible, but I do like it well enough as a general rule.)

I don't like: any sort of consent issues when it comes to sex, infidelity, unhappy endings - sad, bittersweet, those are fine. I just don't like things in the vein of "rocks fall, everyone dies." I've also grown a real distaste for pregnancy in fic. Ditto character death. And a personal thing, if you want to write porn, is that I really prefer mouths.

I am super easy to please, really. Give me one of my ships and something that avoids any of what I don't like, and I am a happy, happy person.

Other than the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics, I am caught up with all of the canon for all of these shows, as of the end of Teen Wolf this summer, and should remain so. However, I haven't decided yet if I'm watching season five of Glee or not. (EDIT: I am, but I'm not watching live. This may change, though.)

Onto my requests!

My Requests )
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Lydia)
Uh, hi, everyone! I know I haven't been around here since like...February, holy crap. This has not been the best of years by any stretch of the word best (mental health issues + dying relative + money issues), and one thing has led to another and I've been basically disconnected from most of my fandom life (other than a brief month-long burst of writing fic over the summer) since right after Yuletide last year.

Let's see, let me run down the bullet points of highlights:
- Still living in the apartment I moved into in January
- Still got my adorable cat
- Probably getting my degree in May of next year
- Internet time diverted by growing hobby of collecting postcards

And I'm alive. Which is what counts most of all, I guess.

I guess the promise of another Yuletide is what is drawing me back into fandom, somewhat. Still need to figure out what's going on the nomination list this year. I guess it depends what makes it and what doesn't.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Anna)
Things have been not so great here as of late, in a combination of factors that make my head spin to think about. In some ways, I feel like there's a really dark cloud surrounding my entire life right now. If I believed in auras, I'd say that my life had a dark aura. And I just can't shake it.

As it stands, I've been completely unmotivated to do much of anything, and things are suffering because of that. My main motivation for going grocery shopping today (yes, today, it's 2 in the morning) is to get half-price candy. And, yes, when I'm there, I'll get my regular groceries, but...chocolate. This is a good plan. Yes it is.

And I'm debating about what to do with my frequent flier miles. Over the past decade or so, I've saved up enough frequent flier miles to get a free ticket. I can't use it to fly to visit my parents/brother (airline doesn't fly to Boise). I'd always kinda wanted to use it to go to Boston or DC or somewhere where I could immerse myself in history for a week, but with my grandmother deteriorating, I'm wondering if I shouldn't just use the ticket to go up for a couple of weeks right after classes get out in May (with the side effect of me not being alone for my birthday...). It's a decision I'll have to talk over with my mother and especially my aunt who lives up there. It's not as exciting as a week of history in Boston or something, but I don't want any regrets. Of all of my family members, this grandmother is one of the people I am the absolute closest to, and it breaks my heart that it's a miracle she's lived this long.

Maybe if I knew I was going to see family in a couple of months, maybe that would cheer me up some.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Butterfly)
I finally have pots and pans in my kitchen. It's amazing that that is what tips the balance from "this place doesn't feel like home" to "okay, maybe it really is." Not all of my things being here. Not living here for the past two weeks. But new pots and pans, courtesy of Amazon. And there were other, glorious things in those packages that day too, but the pots and the pans were what made me the happiest. (Which probably made my brother, who wants to run his own restaurant empire one day, very happy to hear when I posted it to Facebook.)

I also had a small thing happen that I will probably never be able to explain, not even with all the time in the world. I missed a box from the post office. I'd have to drive down there to get it. I don't drive. It was going to be returned to sender (my mother) next Monday if I didn't get down there somehow. This was all confirmed to me by the not-extremely-friendly post office employee over the phone Tuesday afternoon.

I get home from class yesterday and I decided to take a bath. While I was in the tub, I thought I heard someone at the door, but I wasn't sure. So I peeked my head out after I was done. And sitting on my doorstep, a little banged up but perfectly intact otherwise - was the box from my mother. I don't know how, I don't know why, but I do know that it's here and unpacked and I finally have my Christmas presents back. (!)

I finally took the pictures for the grand apartment tour - now just to resize them and possibly clean them up a bit (and go through and make sure that my real name isn't showing in any of them...there's one thing that there's conspicuously not a picture of, because there was no way to take a picture of it up close without revealing my real name at least five times over) and post them. Which probably won't get done until tomorrow or Saturday. The place is still messy, so you'll have to pardon the mess. But it's not as bad as it was.

I kinda wish I got more mail here. Like, I get the occasional package from Amazon, but I don't get mail outside of that at all. All the mail comes for the previous occupants. And it's not just credit card offers and catalogs, but stuff from the university and from the state department of public safety, stuff that actually seems really super important. I put it all back in the mailbox marked "return to sender - moved," but it really doesn't seem to have done very much. Sigh. Going to the mailbox has become cleaning out the junk.

I should probably go to bed now. I have class in the morning. And I'm really, really tired.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Anna)
Things I want/need to have done this weekend:
- Read the first five chapters of Anne Orthwood's Bastard for my legal history class
- Start my readings for my Southern literature class
- Clean up the apartment and get the empty boxes out of the way (either by putting them in the storage thing on the porch or flattening them for later)
- Work on my Mentalist Little Bang and Mini Bang
- Catch up with some of my shows

Things I have done this weekend:
- Unpacked a ton of CDs and DVDs (see: why there are empty boxes)
- Watched West Side Story
- Wrote two Porn Battle ficlets and picked out the prompts for others
- Bought a ton of stuff off Amazon (pots and pans and things I can actually microwave food in and Easy A...among other things! My UPS guy is going to hate me)
- Took my online film and society quiz
- Finished My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun (which I started almost a year ago)

I think my productivity is being pushed into some of the wrong places.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Garcia)
Things to celebrate: even if I can't watch TV yet because I don't have TV service set up, I managed to figure out how to hook up my DVD player. And now I can watch DVDs, which may help with the soul-crushing boredom part of living alone.

I also found the antique lamps from my great-grandmother that I hadn't seen since I stole them from the donation pile my mother was making. At least one of them still works, too! (The other either works or may just need a new lightbulb.) Either way, they make the apartment look slightly more cheerful to have around.

Goals for this weekend: do enough cleaning/unpacking to where I can take pictures.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Purple Dress)
I think the last time I walked this much was when I was in Denver on vacation five years ago. Except this isn't vacation, this is my life now. To get anywhere, I have to walk or take the bus. It's not that this is a bad thing necessarily, just means that I'm having to adapt to life without convenient wheels.

I have more to say on this, except it's 9 pm and I'm exhausted. G'night.
feathermoon_scarletsky: (Hanna)
So my cat was being cute earlier (as is usual) and I snapped a picture of her in the new apartment.

Cat picture under the cut )

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