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Hi, I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] ExtraPenguin. Here's my Coronation Ceremony letter! Likes, DNWs, and prompts beneath the cut.

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Here's my [community profile] jukebox_fest letter! Requesting fanfic for all. Likes, DNWs, and prompts beneath the cut. Read more... )
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Here's my letter! Kerbal Space Program, Uplift, and Original Works, fanfic for all, plus fanvid for KSP.

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Here is my letter. First, some general likes and DNWs, then for each fandom, the kinks requested and some prompts/starting points/favorite dynamics for each pairing. If I have top/bottom or dom/sub preferences – or other notes – they're there between the pairing name and prompts. Canon-specific notes are after the kinks and before the pairings. At the end, I've defined the kinks requested as I define them, with some notes on preferences.

Vorkosigan, TGE, KOTOR2, Uplift )
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Fanfiction for everything. Meta for some things. I'm not sure if some of my suggestions are in meta or in fic, and not sure if some are more No Characters or more Original Character(s), so if in doubt, go with the prompts. I hope I guessed right with my sign-up ticky-box-ticking. Here's my exchange letters tag.

If you have specialist knowledge of anything at all that could possibly be finagled into the narrative, please do, I'd love to read it.

I have first some general likes and DNWs, as well as notes on what I like to see in original characters. Then, for each fandom, the characters requested, a few suggestions on formats (conference notes, epic poetry, whatever), then more specific prompts by worldbuilding tag.

The Goblin Emperor, The Long Earth, Uplift, Vorkosigan, NASA Visions of the Future travel posters, Original Work )
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My letter is here. (I'm requesting fanfic for all.) First are likes and dislikes, then I've grouped my requests into fandoms. Each fandom has first a generic prompts/likes section, then pairing-specific prompts/likes. Assume that I'm up on currently-aired Rebels episodes. The sum total of my Star Wars canon consumption is the KOTOR games, Rebels, and Rogue One.
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Preamble

Hello, I am [archiveofourown.org profile] ExtraPenguin on AO3, and this is my Yuletide letter. I started writing it in January (and in general have obsessed too much over it), so I hope you can find at least something useful for you in it! :P Try to have fun?

In General

If none of this year's prompts speak to your soul, feel free to look at any prompts I might've provided for these fandoms and characters in previous exchange letters.

POV/tensewise, please no 1st person present, 1st person past, or 3rd person present tense narrative. The "default" of 3rd person past is fine. (If 2nd person or any other nonstandard tense-mood is what makes best sense for your fic – go ahead.)

Formatwise, I am okay with the classic fic format and 3rd person past. For The Long Earth, feel free to write an encyclopedia entry/do a logs-of-the-expedition thing/whatever feels best, but for others, I'd appreciate most of it being in the basic fic format. (If you want to intersperse it with, like, epic poetry, go ahead.)
More within! The Goblin Emperor, The Long Earth, Uplift, Vorkosigan, Yoko Tsuno. )
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I have, on a whim, decided to sign up for Trick or Treat. Here's the letter. Happy writing!

Preamble


Hello, I am [archiveofourown.org profile] ExtraPenguin on AO3, and this is my Trick or Treat letter. This is based on the large letter.txt file I keep that details all of my prompts, so if anything looks TOO LONG, that's why. I'm not trying to passive-aggressively corner you into writing 20k; 301 words of something vaguely adjacent to my prompts or likes is perfectly fine.

If none of these prompts speak to your soul, feel free to look at any prompts I might've provided for these fandoms and characters in previous exchange letters.

If you are a stray artist, looking for a thing to draw, I'd be thrilled by an art treat! I'm not signed up to get one as my main gift because I am frankly shit at prompting for art, and it wouldn't feel fair to any artist who matched to me.
Vorkosigan, TGE, Honorverse )
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Likes: Competence porn, long passages of lovingly crafted exposition, plot, exposition, happiness/uplifting/powerful stuff, happy endings, competence porn, generic nerdery, "sensawunda", that emotion that comes with having things click in place, Shown Their Work details, tea

DNWs: Humiliation, embarrassment, violence to fingers or eyes, present tense (unless in 2nd person), first person, pregnancy, rape, slice of life, things focusing on parenthood/interpretable as "mommy propaganda"

Character: Dazhis Athmaza (fic)
Canon Divergence AU: Dazhis fesses up before the coup attempt. What happens? Does Maia forgive him? Can Maia forgive him?
Andother canon divergence AU: What if the coup succeeds as planned? What then?
Why did Dazhis choose to participate in the coup attempt?

Character: Vedero Drazhin (fic)
Vedero studies the stars. What drew her to it? Has she discovered anything? How does she study them? What does she think when she's up on that rooftop by herself? Is there much light pollution?
What are Vedero's latest scientific discoveries? What are her salons like? (Does Kiru participate? Csethiro? Any of the other named female characters?) How closely interlinked are her and ((Dach')os)min Tativin's researches and the local academia? Is she mentoring anyone? Does she have a mentor?
(Please, no issuefic/excessive dwelling on hardships she's suffered.)

Relationship: Thara Celehar/Aina Shulivar (fic)
Does Shulivar seduce Celahar (and if so, why? Curneise recruitement? "keep your enemies closer"? does he just find him sexy?) or does Celehar find Shulivar attractive – somehow reminiscent of Evru Dalar? – or does Celehar think it convenient to seduce the Curneise leader for better intel? Basically, how does the relationship happen in all its fucked-up glory, and why, and how does it affect the characters?
(I'd prefer if they were both experiencing ~emotions~ by the end, though utilitarian starts are fine.)

Worldbuilding: Linguistics (fic, meta)
So. I know that I've done some reconstruction, and you may find that intimidating, but please, I want to hear your interpretation! What of the phonology? How would you reconstruct the rhotic? Do you have any ideas on corresponding phonemes between Elven and Goblin? What grammar can you extract and extrapolate from canon?
Ficwise: philologists arguing about something? An elven and a goblin academic squeeing over a correspondence? Something about barbarians?

Worldbuilding: Magic System (fic, meta)
TELL ME EVERYTHING. How does it work? What is it? What are its limitations? How is it taught? How does the maza system fit with regards to the prelacy's magic?
Ficwise: novices on lessons? Dachenmazei passionately arguing over something?
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Requesting fanfic for all, though treats in any medium are welcome.

Likes: Competence porn, long passages of lovingly crafted exposition, plot, happy endings

DNWs: Humiliation, embarrassment, explicit Christianity from main/"good" characters, violence to fingers or eyes, present tense

The Goblin Emperor
Vedero Drazhin
Kiru Athmaza


What are Vedero's latest scientific discoveries? What are her salons like? (Does Kiru participate? Csethiro? Any of the other named female characters?) How closely interlinked are her and ((Dach')os)min Tativin's researches and the local academia? Is she mentoring anyone? Does she have a mentor?

What was Kiru's life like in the Athmaz'are? How have her duties changed when she became a nohecharo? Has she chosen to give some of her former duties to an apprentice? Has she mentored anyone?


Vorkosigan saga
Martya Koudelka
Alys Vorpatril
Alys Vorpatril & Laisa Toscane & Ludmilla "Drou" Droushnakovi


Who is Martya? She and Olivia are the less developed Koudelka sisters. She's interested in Enrique and his research – is she interested in science more generally?

Alys Vorpatril, spy/political thriller thing! As mentioned on Tumblr, something along the lines of Social Master Alys would be very much welcome.
Essentially: Alys Vorpatril, at the height of her power, teaching someone (Laisa, Delia, Ekaterin...) something about the social scene, and maybe running into a PLOT by accident, and then foiling it, with or without the help of all/any of the other women characters.
Or, even further condensed: Alys Vorpatril competence porn. Alys Vorpatril being competent. Alys Vorpatril solving all of the Empire's problems and having fun while doing it.
(Feel free to include Simon Illyan, retired chief of ImpSec, in any of the above. He and Alys can double-team.)

For the group, how about Alys and Drou teaching something to Laisa re: the Empress' role, or How To Manage Empires? Perhaps some angst due to memories of Kareen (with a happy ending)? Imperial Wedding stress, with Drou offering to stab people?


Yoko Tsuno
Yoko Tsuno & Khâny

Yoko and Khâny's shippy adventures on Vinéa! What adventures could they get up to? What other Vinéan colonies are yet to be discovered? What do Vinéan politics look like?
Or: Yoko has met Khâny's parents, but Khâny has yet to meet Yoko's parents. What would that meeting look like?


Space Exploration RPF
Valentina Tereshkova

What was it like, to be in space? What did Tereshkova think during her ride up? SPACE. Tell me how cool space is! What was the Vostok capsule like? Did she have any apprehensions towards going up? Did she feel sad coming down?
Or: Valentina Tereshkova gets to lead a Mars mission. How does she prepare? How does it go? What's the Mars mission like? Who does she choose to come with? What's it like, to be in space again after so long?
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Likes: sci-fi and fantasy settings, plot, exposition, happiness/uplifting/powerful stuff, happy endings, competence porn, generic nerdery

DNWs: pregnancy, rape, tragedy, het, Christianity, embarrassment/humiliation, violence to fingers or eyes

For different types of relationships, my order of preference is: F&F and F/F > M/M > F&M > M&M > F/M, with / meaning romantic and & meaning non-romantic. Feel free to have the characters in the fic all be women, regardless of singer's gender.
Please do a read-through for discreet/discrete, rein/reign, phase/faze, and other such commonly mixed-up words.

I am okay with second person present tense and first person past tense, should the fic call for it.
Feel free to merge all things said by the singer(s) into one character – or keep them as seperate characters. I've written prompts for the former option, but they should be somewhat applicable for the latter, too.

Danger Zone - Amaranthe (Song)



          Am I almighty, living in the danger zone?

This is an energetic/upbeat/aggressive song about, well, living in a danger zone, and I enjoy the brash energy of it.

What is the danger zone? What happened between the singer and the singee? What did the singer do to get called a hero? What kind of world to they live in? Is it a cyberpunk war zone, or something more metaphorical? Is the singer some sort of whistleblower? What does the lyric about almightiness mean? What is the countdown to zero for? What has the singer become?


The Nexus - Amaranthe (Song)



          The future will be there to save us

This is an energetic song about changing a thing. I think. I like the energy and the breaking free from the past and into the future theme.

What is the Nexus? What are the secrets in the singer's mind? What is the world this is set in? How will the future save them – time travel? Why must they break with the past? Does the singer wish to be buried within the Nexus? Does ‘trapped in my skin’ refer to the singer being some sort of transhumanist? Why does the singer fear returning as ‘parted atoms’? What is the cure being talked about? Where does the voice come from? What is the voice the singer can't deny?


Transhuman - Amaranthe (Song)



          I'm descended from dreams

This is a soothing song about a transhuman person. I like the subject of the lyrics and the astronomical imagery employed.

Where did the singer come from? What's the thing referred to with the lyric "Is it already over?" What do all the metaphors mean? What is the unnatural light bright in the singer's eyes? Who is the buyer? Why all the astronomy metaphors? What's going on? Is the singer a transhuman cyborg, a robot, what? Does the singer wish to become a robot? What in space is going on?


Mother Machine - Delain (Song)



          My machine built the factories

This is a dark song about an industrial dystopia. I like the almost soothing refrain and the machine imagery.

What is the world like? Who is the little girl? Who is the singer? How did she get to her position of power? Why did she decide to aspire to it? Is she a villain as is implied, or something more? Is the ‘granite sky’ due to pollution, or is there some huge sky dome that everyone lives under? What are the wheels that are coming down? What's up with the ‘artificial hurt’?


Sagan - Nightwish (Song)



          Son of man, dare to let go of your cowardice.

This is a soothing song about the future, and I enjoy the almost reassuring tone it has while it asks/compels us to reach higher. I also like the rocket launch sound at 2:16.

What is the unknown that is being entered? What is at the horizon? What kind of aim would we call high? Is space travel involved? Are there aliens? What's up with the bright light? Who is the singer, where from, what of? Is she a scientist? How did the singer come to her beliefs? What are the unseen streams that are mentioned?


Hunting High and Low - Stratovarius (Song)



          Full of power, I'm spreading my wings

This is a joyful song about being happy and powerful. I like the happiness.

Basically, I want a happy fic about leaving worries behind. What's the journey that's being started like? What is the singer hunting for? There are a lot of wind metaphors – is the speaker perhaps an air spirit? What is the wind whispering in the singer's ears? What is the storm that's mentioned? What do the clouds and sun's rays represent? What is the game that the singer plays?


Iron - Within Temptation (Song)



          You can't live without the fire
          It's the heat that makes you strong

This is a powerful song about embracing one's nature. I like the unapologeticness of it.

What is the dystopia the singee lives in? What is the war that's coming? What lies within the singee? How come it's the only thing the singee knows? Does ‘the heat’ refer to stress/pressure in a more metaphorical way, or is the singee something (nonhuman?) that literally gets stronger in the heat? What is the fire? Why does the singer not want the singee to walk away? Where could the singee walk away to, anyway? What are the dreams referenced – peace, freedom, food, tentacles? What are Darkhearts? What does ‘born to live’ mean?


Paradise (What About Us?) ft. Tarja Turunen - Within Temptation (Song)



          It's all we want and it's all we're fighting for

This is a song about choosing to fight for one's imperfect world. I like the defiant attitude.

What is the singer fighting against? What is the singer fighting for? Why is the world not the singer's paradise? Why is it all the singer wants? What is the wheel? Who are the ‘wise’? Are the skies blood-red literally or merely metaphorically? Who's fallen from grace, and what grace have they fallen from? Is the singer a revolutionary? A resistance fighter? What has wisdom failed in, and how? What is the singer taking a stand against? What is the fire that's burning? What is the singer's ‘role’, and why is she playing it? What's the venom being talked about?

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First things first: Thank you for making a thing for me! In one of my (tiny) fandoms! I'll be delighted, whatever you produce, but should you desire inspiration, I have prompts.

Things I like: Plot, exposition, Science!, humor, happy/nontragic endings, journeys of discovery, sense of wonder.

DNWs: Explicit Christianity (or any), violence to eyes or fingers, non-canonical permanent disability/loss of limb, rape, gender essentialism.


Eschaton, Honorverse, Long Earth, Quantum Thief, Spin series, Valor series, Europa Report )
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Hello, dear Chocolate Box author and anyone else interested! Here's a bare-ish-bones letter, I'll add some more prompt-y things during the sign-up period! (If you think my prompts are stylistically suboptimal, please poke me and tell me how I could improve.) As always, any comments welcome.

Fic likes: Plot! Characters! Comedy! Tragedy! Infodumps! Exchange of ideas! Stuff that makes me think! Literary references! – Pretty much everything, actually. I'm easy to please. I'm okay with both getting together stuff and established relationships.

Fic dislikes: Character bashing. Explicit Christianity/real-world-religiousness from main characters. Rape/sexual coercion. Infidelity. If there is going to be sex, please no rimming/scat or maledom femsub. Please, no violence to eyes or fingers.

Porn likes, should you be inclined to write some: breathplay (esp men getting choked), loyalty kink, D/s, powerplay

The fandom/pairing-specific stuff:
Yoko Tsuno, Goblin Emperor, Honorverse, Vorkosigan )
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To start with: thank you! I am easy to please; here are some prompts on what I'd like, but if you get a genius idea, feel free to write it. This should be a nice place to start.

Things I like: Plot! Characters! Comedy! Tragedy! Infodumps! Exchange of ideas! Stuff that makes me think! Literary references! – Pretty much everything, actually. I'm easy to please. (For reference, I really like Big Ideas Sci-Fi.)

Things I don't like: Character bashing. Explicit religiousness from main characters. Rape/sexual coercion. If there is going to be sex, please no rimming/scat. Please, no violence to eyes or fingers. Please check your grammar and spelling, it's one of the few things that can ruin a fic for me.

Sex is fine (though plot would be appreciated), angst is fine, hurt/comfort is fine, and sad stuff is fine, though I'd rather not blub my eyes out at Christmas. Happy/neutral endings preferred.
 


Honorverse, Europa Report, RoL, Long Earth, Vorkosigan, Imperial Radch )

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