(N.B.: Portions of this letter have been lifted from previous years' letters: 2010 2009 2008 2007.)
Thank you for signing up to write a story for me! You're one of 4 people who offered to write for Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
and/or one of [x] people who offered to write for The ILLUMINATUS! Trilogy
, and I love you for that alone. It looks like I was the only one to offer for Tart
, sadly, but I'll leave that part of my letter in too in case you decide you'd like to give that a try, or you are a pinch hitter or a treats writer. (The movie's available for free on Hulu, and is embedded below.)
If you check out my userinfo, you'll find a 'thon policy which implores that you be true first and foremost to the prompt and your muse, and to consider whether I'd like a story as, at most, a secondary concern. I stand by that, but I also recognize there is a sense that a yuletide
story is explicitly a gift in a way which most 'thon fics aren't, so feel free to surf through this journal to get a feel for me, and here's a little bit more, if you are interested, to help you understand how I relate to the specific texts and characters in the fandoms I've requested and what I might like. OTOH, don't be intimitated; this letter might demonstrate that I've thought long and hard about why
I want what I want, because I'm full of myself and like to navel-gaze so you can get a feel for my tastes, but the specifics of what
I'd like are intentionally vague even in my own mi...