amathela: ([comics] miss america)
Dear writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. These are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy, but if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests.

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

General information )

Avalon High )

Countdown to Adventure )

The Dark Knight Legacy )

Miss Match )

Nightwing )

Teen Titans )
amathela: ([disney] merry xmas)
Dear [community profile] yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. These are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy, but if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests.

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

General information )

Avalon High )

Happyland )

Miss Match )

Nightwing )
amathela: ([comics] i heart batgirl)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. These are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy, but if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests.

You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.

General information )

Nightwing )

Avalon High )

Miss Match )
amathela: ([comics] miss martian)
YOU GUYS SOMEBODY WROTE AN NYR FIC FOR ME. FIVE FICS FOR YULETIDE!!!! I am super definitely going to have to write an NYR this year (and maybe the recipient will even comment on it, unlike the past two NYR fics I've written, I live in eternal optimism!).

You Better Watch Out (6275 words) by xmarisolx
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Ray Holt, Jake Peralta, Amy Santiago, Charles Boyle, Rosa Diaz, Scully (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Hitchcock (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Terry Jeffords, Gina Linetti
Summary: When Holt replaces Peralta’s annual Twelve Days of Christmas Santa Roundup with the Nine-Nine’s first Secret Santa, it leads to a round of the precinct’s trademark shenanigans.

BUT ANYWAY BACK TO ME MY GIFT. IT'S BROOKLYN NINE-NINE ENSEMBLE HOLIDAY FIC AND IT'S AMAZING AND IT HAS EVERYTHING I LOVE BEST IN THERE, GO READ IT OKAY.

Also, since lots of other people have shared theirs, my resolutions/goals for 2014:

1. GET BROOKLYN NINE-NINE ICONS.

No, seriously )
amathela: ([wowp] strike a pose)
Yuletide reveals are up! My assignment was Wizards of Waverly Place for [livejournal.com profile] noor_us_sabah, which I'm pretty sure won all the awards for Fic Most Obviously Written By Me. Also the ones for Most Ridiculous Title, though the treat I wrote possibly gave it some competition.

OMG Dinosaurs! (3137 words) by amathela
Fandom: Wizards of Waverly Place
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Alex Russo/Justin Russo
Characters: Alex Russo, Justin Russo
Additional Tags: Dinosaurs, Magic, Hijinks & Shenanigans
Summary: Alex magically brings some dinosaurs to life, oops! Which is both awesome and terrifying, at least if you're Justin.

I also wrote a pinch hit and a treat, which is (a lot) less than I wrote last year, but also I was SUPER BUSY for pretty much all of December. My treat actually ended up going in the madness collection because I was still writing it when the archive opened, but no regrets, mostly because I got to use ALL THE BEAR PUNS, so that was really fun. As was the pinch hit, because Almighty Johnsons!

Let's Get Down To Business (1363 words) by amathela
Fandom: The Almighty Johnsons
Rating: General Audiences
Characters: Dawn (The Almighty Johnsons), Anders Johnson
Additional Tags: Workplace, Office Party, Pre-Canon
Summary: The first thing Anders ever says to Dawn is, "Your place or mine?"

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Cop (2305 words) by amathela
Fandom: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Jake Peralta/Amy Santiago
Characters: Amy Santiago, Jake Peralta, Ray Holt
Additional Tags: Workplace Relationship, Banter, Bad Puns, Teddy Bears
Summary: Starring Detective Theodore Bear, New York's Finest (and cuddliest).

So overall I'd say this was a very successful yuletide, especially considering all the amazing gift fics I got. That said, I'm still very slowly winding my way through the archive, so it's been kinda funny to see all the reveals posts on my friends list and go, "oh, I have that one open in tabs! And that one! And that and that and that!" So I'll be getting around to actually reading those sooner or later, sorry it hasn't been sooner!
amathela: ([misc] mistletoe)
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I GOT FOUR YULETIDE FICS. FOUR. It's kind of hilarious, because last year I wrote, like, eight fics, and then this year I wrote my assignment and a pinch hit and no treats at all (though I am writing something that might go in the madness collection if I can finish it in time I HOPE SO BECAUSE THERE'S A BIT THAT'S KIND OF YULETIDE SPECIFIC - in an already super dated way - but oh well, I'll just NYR it if not), and this is the year I get ALL THE FIC.

But I'm so not complaining because SOMEBODY WROTE ME AVALON HIGH FIC AGAIN. It's the second Avalon High fic I've gotten in exchanges this year, which means there are now approximately 200% more Avalon High fics in the universe than there were last year. (When I went looking on AO3 for fic, IIRC there was exactly one non-crossover fic and it didn't even have Allie in it, WHAT IS EVEN UP WITH THAT.) Chances of me continuing to request it in every exchange ever in the hopes of building an actual fandom: Super high.

Also! Somebody wrote me the Bruce/Steph dirtybadwrong fic I've been requesting only roughly forever and it's SO GREAT I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU. And then I also got a super fun Dick/Steph fic AND and adorable Steph & Cass fic, WHAT DID I EVEN DO TO DESERVE THIS BECAUSE I WILL DO IT AGAIN.

Eternal Recurrence (1220 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Avalon High (2010)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Allie Pennington/Will Wagner, Lance Benwick/Jen, Allie Pennington/Jen, Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere/Lancelot du Lac
Characters: Allie Pennington, Will Wagner, Miles (Avalon High), Lance Benwick, Jen (Avalon High), Arthur Pendragon, Guinevere (Arthurian)
Additional Tags: Truth or Dare, Campfires, Watermelons, Past Lives, Underage Drinking, Kissing, POV Female Character, POV Third Person Limited, Past Tense, Plastic Lightsaber Toy, Excalibur, First Kiss
Summary: A campfire, a six-pack, a watermelon, a game, and two first kisses.

that kind of luxe just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz (1009 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman (Comics), DCU (Comics), Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown
Summary: Batgirl and Black Bat versus the two most unobservant robbers in Gotham. The 'versus' implies that the robbers had even the faintest ghost of a chance, which, lol, no.

Training (8253 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Stephanie Brown/Bruce Wayne
Characters: Stephanie Brown, Bruce Wayne
Summary: She thinks it started as punishment.

What Do the Lonely Do (at Christmas) (2640 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batgirl (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Stephanie Brown/Dick Grayson
Characters: Stephanie Brown, Dick Grayson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Christmas, Friends to Lovers, Yuletide Treat
Summary: Bank robberies, gratuitous carol references, stabbings, and maybe even a miracle (or two)? Must be Christmastime in Gotham.
amathela: ([clueless] cher)
OMGWTF YULETIDE. But signups are open now, so hopefully we're through the worst of it. And Gwen Stacy I'm sorry, Clone Gwen Stacy made it in in the end, which I didn't actually expect to happen? So now I really want to request Ultimate Comics Spider-Man because I need ALL THE GWEN FIC, except I already have six requests and I love them all and don't want to drop them. Dilemmas! But at least this was the perfect time to be reading Maggie Fitzgerald and the Saltwater Drip, a fantastic Amazing Spider-Man fic where Gwen, not Peter, develops spidey superpowers, and that's exactly what I've been doing.

I've also been adding download links to the Miss Match fandom primer in the vague hopes that anybody anywhere will ever want to watch it. I don't even need yuletide fics that I've requested six years in a row! I'd settle for being able to squee about it with other people (*hint* you should totally go watch Miss Match it's adorable the links are right there). The first seven episodes are up so far, and I'm hoping to get the rest up before signups close.
amathela: ([comics] saga)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. My requests are a little on the wordy side, but please don't let that intimidate you - if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests. But just in case you enjoy reading yuletide letters as much as I enjoy writing them, here are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy. (You can find me on AO3 as Zhailei.)

General information )

Avalon High )

Miss Match )

The Dark Knight Legacy )

Batgirl )

The Ravagers )

Brooklyn Nine-Nine )
amathela: ([comics] i heart batgirl)
Yuletide reveals are up! I'll be posting my fics here over the next week or so, but in the meantime: I wrote my main assignment, a pinch hit, and six treats, for The Mindy Project, Doom, Arrow, Batgirl (x2), Nightwing, The Non-Adventures of Wonderella, and Super Best Friends Forever.

If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It (6160 words) by amathela
Fandom: Mindy Project
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Danny Castellano/Mindy Lahiri
Characters: Mindy Lahiri, Danny Castellano, Jeremy Reed, Marc Shulman, Morgan Tookers, Betsy Putch
Summary: They can pretend to be friends. It can't possibly be that hard. Right?

This was my main assignment, and I was super excited to get it; I really, really felt like writing some Mindy Project fic for yuletide, and had already bookmarked the request for a potential treat, so it worked out perfectly. (Also, the recipient was my yuletide author last year, who wrote me BJ/Mindy, so that was a nice bit of symmetry.) The Mindy Project really lends itself to an abundance of rom-com tropes, which was reflected in a lot of the requests and fics written this year; I had a pretty sizeable shortlist of ones I was dying to write, but I decided to go with 'pretending to be friends', which I'd wanted to write ever since the episode where they lied about being BFF, and which I thought was a really fun twist on the pretend dating trope. And I think it went pretty well? I mean, it's basically 5000 words of banter followed by makeouts, so.

The rest of the fics )

This was definitely my most productive yuletide, which I blame on having written almost nothing the entire rest of the year. Also, if 2009 was my Disney yuletide, 2012 was definitely my comics, yay! yuletide, which was fitting, given that's what took up a lot of my fannish attention last year.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] ladymercury_10 totally guessed that I wrote The Thrill Can Kill, so, I owe you something fannish! Leave me a prompt/request and I'll try to make you something cool ;)
amathela: ([tgg] apartment)
re: My last post, today I actually googled "how to take care of basil." And then I watered it! Because that's a thing you're supposed to do! (But not too much.) And it's been sitting by the window getting lots of sun, so hopefully it's happy. This will be the year I finally learn to take care of plants! And grow my own mint and lettuce and such, because that sounds delicious.

I am surprisingly not hungover today. Bonus!

So far three quarters of the people I wrote yuletide fics for have commented, so I'm counting it as a win for now. And they all seemed pretty happy with what I wrote? Which, considering they were mostly treats, and there were a couple where I took some liberties with the requests because, treats, is a relief.

Anyway! I ended up writing eight fics for yuletide - my assignment, one ad hoc pinch hit, and six treats. So, feel free to guess what I wrote, and if you do, I might write/make you something? In the meantime, I'll be going back to reading my way through the archive <3
amathela: ([misc] gold)
OMG YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS, YULETIDE IS LIVE AND I HAVE PRESENTS! TWO PRESENTS! I kept checking and checking and I was sure I wouldn't get any treats this year but I did, while I was out for Christmas lunch somebody uploaded a second gift for me (and I don't present shake so IDK which was which, I don't care), and they're both so amazing!!!!!

(P.S. It's already Christmas here and I've been to a really really long family lunch with a really really lot of booze, so I am maybe quite a bit drunk right now, sorry! BUT I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT YULETIDE, I CAME HOME AND IT WAS JUST THERE.)


New Leaf (Wizards of Waverly Place, Alex & Justin) Alex kind of breaks the WizTech library. Justin kind of fixes it. The pirate definitely complicates matters.

JUSTIN AND ALEX AND WACKY MAGICAL HIJINKS, SO GREAT! There is pretty much nothing I don't love about this. God, I miss this show.


The Story So Far (10 Years Later) (Batgirl, Dick/Steph) The batfamily is really hard to keep track of. And ten years after Stephanie Brown becomes Batgirl it's even MORE complicated. Good thing there's still someone around to draw pictures and tell the story ...

OKAY, SO: REMEMBER WHEN THAT ONE BATGIRL COMIC HAD THE STORY OF THE BATFAMILY AS TOLD BY STEPH, AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE GREATEST THING EVER? THIS IS BASICALLY THAT, BUT WITH BONUS DICK/STEPH, UGH, I AM TOTALLY FLIPPING OVER THIS STORY RIGHT NOW.


So, basically, if those are things you enjoy, you should totally read these fics? I really cannot rave about them enough, they've both totally made my day. MY YULETIDE SO FAR IS THE BEST, I AM SO HAPPY. ALSO I GOT A BASIL PLANT FOR CHRISTMAS SO I CAN FINALLY START MY OWN TINY HERB GARDEN I ALWAYS WANTED, SO WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT TODAY?
amathela: ([misc] mistletoe)
I haven't been participating in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide for nearly as long as a lot of people on my flist, but this looked fun!

My yuletide fic history )
amathela: ([comics] batman/wonder woman)
Current yuletide status: Assignment is written and revised but not yet posted; I'll be going over it one last time to make sure it really is the super final copy before I submit. I've almost finished one treat (UGH I AM THE ACTUAL WORST AT WRITING ACTION, WHY IS IT SO HARD), and as of today I have ~500 words each on two more (WHICH WILL PROBABLY ALSO REQUIRE THINGS LIKE ACTION AND, Y'KNOW, ACTUAL PLOT, I AM JUST MAKING THINGS HARD ON MYSELF FOR FUN AT THIS POINT).

Gail Simone was fired from Batgirl. Let's be honest, Simone is the only reason I don't entirely hate the fact that title even exists. Or, was. DC's facebook page showcases its most important superheroes. And Dan DiDio talks about DC's "key franchises" - Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern. With the Trinity War upcoming, who wants to bet it won't be Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman at the helm?

In less crappy comics news, I finished the entire Teen Titans (2003) run, and mostly really loved it - way more than I was expecting to. Overall, I enjoyed the post-One Year Later timeskip era more than the pre-Infinite Crisis era, loved Rose and hated anyone who was ever mean to her, and am now planning on finishing Nightwing (<3). And then re-reading Steph's Batgirl run, for reasons. And then ... catching up on some of the New 52? WHY DO I EVEN DO THIS TO MYSELF.
amathela: ([comics] wally/artemis)
I finished my yuletide assignment! It's November! There are more than twelve hours until the deadline! WHAT DO I USUALLY DO WITH MY HANDS. I'm also ~4000 words into a treat and itching to start another, so. I write things sometimes? (Keep in mind I have written almost literally nothing the whole rest of the year, so this is actually news to me.)

I finished the run of Booster Gold and actually found it pretty disappointing - it started off really great (TED + BOOSTER 4EVA OMG ALL THE FEELS) but then it was like, "oh, and we're still in the middle of this adventure so we'd better finish that" and then it was never mentioned again and there were nazis and literally ten pages of exposition (IN A 23 PAGE COMIC WHAT IT WAS NOT EVEN THE VAGUELY INTERESTING KIND OF EXPOSITION IT WAS LITERALLY BOOSTER GOLD'S REAL NAME IS MICHAEL HE USED TO BE A SECURITY GUARD OOPS I FELL ASLEEP) and I didn't care. So now I'm reading Teen Titans? Rose Wilson is still the greatest ever and I <3 Kory and Vic, most of the actual team are kind of twerps sometimes but whatevs. ROSE WILSON <3 <3 <3

Also a meme! Give me a fictional character and I'll tell you why they suck:

- flaws
- exactly what they did wrong in the plot
- basically why I hate them (even if I love them)
- bonus points if it’s one of my favorite characters
amathela: ([farscape] look at the princess)
I broke 1000 words on my yuletide fic! I also wrote ~2500 words on a treat because I like to be able to bounce back and forth between fics, which means that so far this month I've written about three times as much as I have the whole rest of the year. (Which is to say, I really haven't written anything this year.) But so far I'm pretty happy with the way my assignment is going? As in, I think it might actually end up being as cute as it was in my head, so, yay.

I'm also halfway through season four of Warehouse 13 and it's making me super happy, so come talk to me about that if you want to!

No bears?

Nov. 3rd, 2012 10:18 pm
amathela: ([roswell] max)
I ... started writing my yuletide assignment the day I got it? I started writing my yuletide assignment the day I got it. I don't even know who I am anymore.

I feel like I must have the easiest, most low-stress yuletide assignment ever. It almost makes me feel like I'm doing it wrong.

I also finished off a long (long, long) overdue auction fic. After writing, like, three fics all year. TURNS OUT I CAN STILL WRITE THINGS, WHO KNEW?
amathela: ([disney] merry xmas)
I got my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide assignment and I love it! It's actually something I'd already bookmarked as a potential treat, so yay (and like [livejournal.com profile] festivids, I matched on exactly what I thought I was going to match on, so I'm feeling pretty good about myself). Though I did change my offers/requests at the last minute - technically after signups closed, so I'm still not sure if they took - so I guess I'm lucky there were no surprises.

Hmm, not much up otherwise. I just finished (pre-reboot) Blue Beetle and it was AMAZING, I'm reading Booster Gold now and man, I really love this jerk, I wish I didn't feel like I was the only one.
amathela: ([disney] merry xmas)
Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. My requests are a little on the wordy side, but please don't let that intimidate you - if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests. But just in case you enjoy reading yuletide letters as much as I enjoy writing them, here are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy.

I love banter, unresolved (and resolved) sexual tension, romantic comedy, awesome plots, action/adventure, wacky hijinks, humour, crack, PWPs, apocafic, and ridiculous AUs. In general, I'm not super into angst. I really, really, love tropes and clichés, which I know is unhelpfully vague, but: If you're ever wondering, does she want fic with pretending to be a couple/forced proximity/sharing a bed/bachelor auction/truth or dare/accidental makeouts/insert ridiculous cliché here, the answer is yes, yes I do. I love first times, and secret relationships, and casual hookups, and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, and rekindling old relationships. I love people being in love without having to say it; and people who are obviously in love but maybe don't realise it; and ridiculously overblown romantic gestures where one person completely embarrasses themselves, because that's kind of the point of the grand gesture; and tiny, unnoticeable gestures that mean a whole lot more than they seem to. The stuff I don't love pretty much boils down to making the characters I love unhappy for no good reason. And character bashing, even of characters I don't like. I'm happy to read any rating, and smut is welcome but absolutely not necessary.

Batgirl )

Wizards of Waverly Place )

Hart of Dixie )

Miss Match )
amathela: ([ad] lindsay)
[community profile] yuletide, you guys! SOMEBODY WROTE ME BJ/MINDY, OBVIOUSLY IT IS PRETTY AMAZING. On December 17th You Tell The Truth, which is BJ/Mindy and EVERYONE and parties at Steve's house and it is such a rom-com, basically everything I asked for and it's so delightful.

Also, I got a TOTALLY UNEXPECTED madness fic, so now my Yuletide is doubly amazing! everyone knows is an adorable Hart of Dixie ficlet, Zoe/Wade and Lavon being awesome, PLUS LOTS OF MAKEOUTS, DID I MENTION THE THEME THIS YEAR WAS ME GETTING EXACTLY WHAT I ASKED FOR?

I only wrote one fic this year, mostly because I went away for Christmas (and am now back, obviously), but you can try to guess it and I will write you something? I'm not sure anyone will, mostly because I don't think many people are going to read it, but as long as my recipient enjoys it I am totally okay with that!

Speaking of awesome stuff I got, [personal profile] talumin made me an awesome vid for my birthday a few weeks ago which I shockingly haven't posted about yet! It's called Our House of Bluth, and it's an amazing Arrested Development ensemble vid, IF YOU LIKE ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT AT ALL YOU REALLY HAVE TO SEE IT, IT IS SUPER DELIGHTFULLY BEST.
amathela: ([misc] mistletoe)
Dear [community profile] yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing me a fic! I'm sure it's going to be amazing, and I'm so looking forward to reading it. My requests are a little on the wordy side, but please don't let that intimidate you - if my optional details don't work for you, or if you already have an idea in mind, I'd much rather get a great story you're really excited about than something mediocre tailored exactly to my requests. But just in case you enjoy reading yuletide letters as much as I enjoy writing them, here are some ideas/extra information/things that would make me especially happy.

I love banter, unresolved (and resolved) sexual tension, romantic comedy, awesome plots, action/adventure, wacky hijinks, humour, crack, PWPs, apocafic, and ridiculous AUs. In general, I'm not super into angst. I really, really, love tropes and clichés, which I know is unhelpfully vague, but: If you're ever wondering, does she want fic with pretending to be a couple/forced proximity/sharing a bed/bachelor auction/truth or dare/accidental makeouts/insert ridiculous cliché here, the answer is yes, yes I do. I love first times, and secret relationships, and casual hookups, and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends, and rekindling old relationships. I love people being in love without having to say it; and people who are obviously in love but maybe don't realise it; and ridiculously overblown romantic gestures where one person completely embarrasses themselves, because that's kind of the point of the grand gesture; and tiny, unnoticeable gestures that mean a whole lot more than they seem to. The stuff I don't love pretty much boils down to making the characters I love unhappy for no good reason. And character bashing, even of characters I don't like. I'm happy to read any rating, and smut is welcome but absolutely not necessary.

Hart of Dixie )

Miss Match )

The Office RPF )

Victorious )

I SO WANTED TO REQUEST NEW GIRL BUT I COULDN'T BEAR TO LET GO OF ANY OF MY OTHER FANDOMS, BASICALLY MY REQUEST WOULD HAVE BEEN I WANT ALL THE GUYS TO BE ON TEAM JESS, P.S. THEY ARE HER BOYFRIENDS.

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