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Hello, Yuletide writer. :) Thank you for writing stuff for me. Here are some little blurbs about what I like or would like:

1) Pendergast series. I am really involved in the fandom for this, which is on Facebook, so if you're on Facebook please check out Team Pendergast, which is kind of the official fangroup, insomuch as the authors hang out there sometimes and have talked about it in their newsletter. Just because it's a cool place, and I would like to have more people who are in media fandom in there, because sometimes I feel like a bit of an anomaly.

Anyway...The characters in this are what really make it for me. Even when they're being ridiculous thriller cliches, they feel very real and dear to me, and I love stories where their interactions and relationships with each other drive the narrative. I absolutely love the dynamic between Pendergast and D'Agosta, whether they're friends or something more, and I love the complex dynamic between AXLP and his brother and how chewy and rich and weird the emotions are. I also LOVE Corrie being a spunky goth girl and her relationship with AXLP, and one thing I've always wanted to see is her creating connections with other characters, whether it's the other ladies or OCs (if you have a Goth Mary Sue sitting around in the back of your brain from when you were thirteen, now is the time to dust her off).

I have read up to "Two Graves" at this point and am eagerly awaiting "White Fire," but if you haven't read that far, that's perfectly fine. Also, while I admire complex thriller plots, I also don't require them--if you want to make up a ridiculous and pulpy adventure that doesn't make much sense, I will absolutely not complain.

2) I love "The Magicians" so goddamn much. I read it at a time in my life where I really identified with Quentin, and I think it kept me from making some fairly bad life decisions. I love the narrative it deconstructs and I love how it deconstructs it. And while I identified with Quentin a lot, I really want to see more of the secondary characters. I'd especially like to see what Eliot got up to on his adventures, and what having magic means to a pretentious queer intellectual who doesn't fit in with his family. Penny and Julia are my other two favorites, but I felt like their stories were addressed with much more clarity than Eliot's was in the canon already.

3) Pleasantville! This is one of my favorite movies, and I like it for the ridiculous 50's stereotypes and for the worldbuilding. I really like the weird rules the TV land has and how the characters work around them and subvert them. I know it does get serious and address some genuinely serious themes, and I don't need you to shy away from that, but I would like levity and fluff in it as well.

4) and 5) I'm including "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Rope" because I kind of like them for similar reasons, and in both cases I'd like to see the queer subtext in them explored further. I also have no objection to endings where Plato does end up living, or where Brandon and Philip are not immediately arrested.

I really hope you have fun writing these. :)

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Date: 2013-10-13 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chiosayshi.livejournal.com
"The Magicians" depressed me so much! I couldn't get through the sequel.

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Date: 2013-10-15 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kleenexwoman.livejournal.com
The sequel read more like a traditional fantasy book and less lit-fic, I thought. But it is definitely depressing.


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