DO NOT BE AFRAID! I apologise for the mostly friends-locked-ness of my journal. As you can see, my geeking out for the last few years has mostly been about customising dolls, Primeval and Thor. But you can take a stroll through the meme tag to learn a bit more about me, and my fiction also says a lot about my tastes. I'm mostly a gen/het writer, with a dash of slash and femmeslash thrown in, but my reading tastes are a lot broader than my writing tastes.
I know it's terrifying and maddening to try and get a read on someone who keeps herself to herself, even fannishly. All my previous yuletide Dear Santa letters are here. And here are some general LJC things you should know:
I am not always one of those "happily ever after" curtain-fic types. While I am a romantic, I don't expect Shakespeare Comedy Weddings to end every story. That's probably pretty obvious, but the posts I've made in the past about characters and what I enjoy about their interactions in canon, and the potential that exists for those relationships to be explored and grow and change. But I really do dig the relationships in canon, and love to see those explored--as well as their potential explored.
I love character development. I love humour. I love stories that capture the feel and tone of the source. I love stories that experiment with the boundaries of tone and feel of the source. I love missing scene stories A LOT. I love epistolary novels. I love dialogue. I love cheese--the variety from a can, as well as a lovely brie with some sliced apples and maybe some $6 wine. I love 3rd person limited. I love 1st person. I find 3rd person omniscient difficult to achieve, personally, and rarely see it actually work without just coming across as 3rd person limited that jumps from POV to POV. But if you can do it, then GO ON, MY SON, sez I. I think 2nd person is actually a trick played by authors on an unsuspecting public, and am wary and distrustful of it, on principle. But likewise, if it makes you glee, then who am I to stand in the way of glee?
I love really kickass chicks who are flawed and real and strong and smart and clever and make mistakes, and own their mistakes, and take chances, and stick to their guns, and trust their instincts. I love their partners and husbands and fathers and brothers and sons and boyfriends and ex-boyfriends and confidants and adversaries.
Right, so, here are my requests:
Green Hornet (TV)
Lenore Case, Britt Reid, Kato
I've always always always wanted to know how Casey learnt Britt's secret, since the TV series started long after him adopting the mask and her being in the know. ETA: I've never seen the 2011 movie, and while I've read all of the Moonstone anthologies, I only consider the aired episodes canon.
Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
I have this mental image of Tommy Crown and Catherine Banning passing in and out of each other's lives--kinda sorta like Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, only without actual bullwhips (unless, you know, you wanted to go there). As in, they are the great loves of each other's lives, but they can't be in close proximity for more than a few weeks before things get explosive and messy and painful and potentially dangerous. My thought is, how does McCann deal with Catherine coming back to HIM every time she and Crown part ways? How does he deal with being her fall-back, when he's kinda insanely in love with her himself?
Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
Characters: Shane "Goose" Gooseman, Niko
Request: These two have been my OTP since I first watched the series in 1987, and I've recently fallen completely back in love with them. Anything you write would bring me joy. But I am especially fond of mission-fic, "fake marrieds" (especially if they're undercover). And lots of lots of sexual tension--resolved or unresolved.
My love for The Green Hornet tv series is EPIC. I am a hard-boiled girl after all, and I love how the show is basically a hard-boiled crime drama, with some masks and gadgets thrown in. Unsurprisingly, my favourite episodes are "Beautiful Dreamer", "Corpse of the Year" and "Hornet Save Thyself". I have a straight-girl crush on Wende Wagner's Casey, and I also have a deep abiding love for Sabrina Bradley. I love how Britt and Kate are partners, and while other people treat Kato like a sidekick, Britt never ever does. As far as he's concerned the two of them are a team, and he trusts Kato with his life on a daily basis. These guys are brothers, through and through. I also 'ship Casey/Britt like there is no tomorrow, and love somewhat desperately that she went undercover in BD. I know the show isn;t out on DVD, but I'll see if I can put together a pimp hat post for you, because EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE IT THE WAY I DO and be able to glory in it in their own homes at their leisure.
Thomas Crown Affair is TOTALLY A GUILTY PLEASURE. My take on them has pretty much been that Tommy is Bruce Wayne without the childhood trauma, and Catherine is his Selina Kyle. THE WOMAN. They may not be built for the long term, but I imagine their short terms are pretty damned awesome. I am also a huge fan of heists, and the Magrite job in the film is one of my all-time favourites ever in the history of ever., But I am also a fan of downtime, and little character moments. And I have huge affection for McCann, who I see as the kind of guy Catherine would go to when she was beer, pizza, and to watch a football game on a Sunday. I also can see her being totally clueless as to how messed up she makes him just dropping in now and then for pizza, beer, and whatever. Unrequited love is a bullet-proof kink of mine, and always has been.
Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers was a defining series for me. I was 12ish when it first aired, and recently I've done a full-series rewatch on DVD and fallen in love all over again. Who doesn't love a space western with plenty of SF/Space Opera/Western themes and AOR rock?
Mostly, I love yuletide. So don't worry. It'll all be okay. I promise. Because it's a pressie, and pressies are awesome.
P.S. anonymous comments are disabled due to smappers, alas. But you can email me via Elyn, who always entertains me muchly with her additional fake queries so as to not tip me off as to what story you're actually writing.