Tora (torakowalski) wrote,
Tora
torakowalski

Dear Yuletide Letter...

Dearest Yuletide Author,

First off, let me say that the fact that you're writing me a story means I already love you. Please don't feel stressed, as long as you enjoy writing whatever you write then I'm sure I'll love reading it.

Things I like in fic: first times, happy endings, angst with happy endings, schmoop with happy endings (are you sensing a pattern?), obliviousness, pining, slow reveals and friendship. I have a thing for seeing how relationships are viewed by people outside of the pairing, and I like people who express their love by what they do not what they say.

Things I don't like in fic: unhappy endings, death and non-con. I also don't like humiliation or girlfriend-bashing (not that I think you'd do that!) and I have an embarrassment squick a mile wide.

I love AUs, LOVE THEM, and I'm not so keen on introspective character pieces.

I'm fine with porn or no porn, whatever you're more comfortable with. I'd like slash but I'd be happy with gen.

Fandom specific things:

Smoke Series - Tanya Huff (Lee Nicholas)

Really I'd love anything, but especially something post book 3 when they're an established couple. Lee coming out (either to the world or to his family or just to the Darkest Night guys) would be particularly great, as would Tony meeting Lee's family.

I just really love Lee Nicholas. He is my favourite.

Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan (Seb McFarlane; Jamie Crawford)

I'd particularly like something set between books 2 and 3 or something set after the series concludes. Jamie and Seb as magical boyfriends in love would be wonderful - how do they make things work for them? What do they do now? Anything. Oh and I love Nick and Jamie's friendship and Nick and Seb's antagonism so anything that worked that in would also rock.

Making History - Stephen Fry (Michael Young; Steve Burns)

I just love this book. Every time I read it, I'm left wishing we knew a billion more things about what happens to them after the story ends, and also that the getting together part was more prose and less script! I'd also love to know more about Steve's life before Michael comes into it.

Friday's Child - Georgette Heyer (Gilbert Ringwood; Ferdinand Fakenham)

These two are hilarious. They have such an easy affection. I'd love to see more about the things they get up to while Hero and Sherry and George are off being ridiculous, and also, if you're going down the slash route, I think it'd be fascinating to see how they manage that given the confines of the time.

Whatever you end up writing, thank you!

Tora x

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