maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
Day 8 - In your own space, post self-recs for at least three fanworks that you created.

This is always a little harder than you think it's gonna be. (Also - I wanted to post yesterday and DW was down for me all day long. Pout pout etc)

To the Future in the Distance (Star Wars, Kaydel Ko Connix, Leia Organa) - I'm starting off with a rec that has a major caveat. I wrote this last year, and last year was *not* my best year for writing. I struggled immensely with everything I started, and had to plow through because each one was a commitment for an exchange. This story, in my head, is a pretty big story. The prompt I was given stirred the idea of a Kaydel (played in the new movies by Billie Lourd) who works with Leia as a member of her Senate staff - a "West Wing" sort of story. And....ta-da! It wasn't precisely West Wing in nature - more inspired by my own experiences as a staffer, and then worked out as a "well, shit, there goes the New Republic" sort of process story. So here's the issue. I established in my earlier Snowflake entry about my writing process that I have trouble with outlines and such. And this was a hugely ambitious story! I wanted to basically tell the Resistance's origin story through the eyes of a staffer. I got most of the way there, I think, and that's why I'm reccing it. The caveat is that, for all that it is up and complete and what have you, the story stayed with me, and I think this is no where as good as it could have been. So I want people to read it, and I hope that what's there is enjoyable in spite of its flaws (which are legion).  I did a lot of background reading for this one - it's got callbacks to the original EU (expanded universe) of Star Wars, and I drew a lot of inspiration from the structure and feel of the New Republic as we once knew it before Disney erased canon.  I revised this heavily during the writing, trying to lean into Kaydel more than Leia, but needing Leia at the same time.  This was for all intents and purposes the first Star Wars fic I really ever wrote (not counting the Firefly/Star Wars crossover with Boba Fett), so putting out there at all was a big, big deal for me.

They Who Bear the Cost (Mercy Street, multiple characters, Jed/Mary) - Despite deep fannish feelings for Mercy Street, I managed only two stories in the fandom. Notably, however, these are the last stories I have written that weren't for exchanges. This is the longer of the two, and the one I like the best. The show's second season led them up to about the time of the Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg) in 1862 (if I recall - they may have covered that time), and this is the story of how the Mercy Street Hospital dealt with that battle. What I loved about the show, and what makes me so sad about its cancellation, was how it dealt with the fact that it was a two-sided war. I mean, shocking, right? Two sides to a story, even one so obviously lopsided in terms of good and bad; sympathetic characters with ugly belief systems, unsympathetic characters otherwise on the side of righteousness - that is a messy proposition for any network, but especially for one whose biggest current hit was the relatively schmaltzy Downton Abbey. PBS cited costs for why they ultimately cancelled the show, but I think it was more the 1) loss of their lead actress in the second season (Mary was played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who was double-timing on Fargo at that point) and 2) the fact that eventually, they'd have to leave off the light-hearted storyline attempts and confront historical truth. Anyway! My story! I put in some fairly detailed research to write this story; my husband and I have a ridiculous number of books about the American Civil War, and I studied maps and looked up historical facts to ground the story. In the end, it's still very fictional - the real Mercy Street was too far away to have housed many casualties of Antietam/Sharpsburg, but in terms of emotional impact, and how it shifted the war narrative, it would have had the most impact on the tone and direction of the show. Not unlike what Gettysburg does in Gone with the Wind, really. In GWTW, it has to be Gettysburg because, generally, that's the battle that changes the war for the Confederacy (arguably - it's more Gettysburg combined with Vicksburg, over the same three day period, that shifts the tide practically, IMHO). In Mercy Street, the proximity to Antietam makes a difference, and the fact that in a lot of ways, the battle was an emotional defeat for the Union - though both sides would claim victories, one reason why it has two names. That would have impacted the show in a sweeping way if the writers had wanted it to, and that's where this story originated. I think it's readable from a historical interest perspective as much as fanfiction for a cancelled, niche television series.

All That Once Was Good (The X-Files, Mulder/Scully, William) - If you were around for the end, and by that I mean seasons 8 & 9, of The X-Files, and you were in the online fandom, you may recall the violent backlash against "kidfic."  Stories about William were largely derided or at least ignored, and many writers just didn't go there; for myself, I wasn't interested in William as a baby, but I was very interested in what he would turn out to be like, especially as a pre-teen. Back then, I wrote William post-adoption, and without Scully or Mulder there to see any part of his childhood; he is the central character in what was really the story I put the most work into, and which took me the longest to write of any I ever have, "Bleeding Kansas."  In that, I kill off his adoptive parents and let him learn about who and what he might be through a weird roadtrip with Marita Covarrubias.  But that's not this story.  This one is a piece of Mulder introspection that assumes he and Scully get William back - but get him back with all the trauma of the childhood I imagined for him in "Bleeding Kansas."  You don't have to read one to "get" the other - there's enough here in "All That Once Was Good" for William's trauma, and Mulder's by extension, to be clear.  Since I wrote this story in 2009 (notably, long after the series ended but before it was given a regrettable coda), I've done a few baseball stories, but in this one the sport is really my story device and not the story itself.  This was before, I think, I wrote "The Poetry of the Curveball", too, which is another story featuring baseball but not really about baseball.  In the notes, I say I wrote "All That Once Was Good" to combat my own winter ennui; there's hope in every swing of the bat, etc.  It is very much about Mulder and William and fatherhood and childhood, but it is also about innocence and the slice-of-life stories being as romantic, if not more so, than sweeping epics.  In some ways, this is one of my favorite of the XF stories I've written.  And, it's my favorite title.
maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
Day 11 - Talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it?

I'm not skipping the other days, I just saw this an immediately figured out something to say.

And *that* is actually a huge driver in my creative process. "Ooo, shiny!" is a bad way to operate, too, especially as a writer. I'm not good at committing to an idea and going the distance; this is true in my life in a lot of ways (hi, I'm an ENFP, we have t-shirts).  It's why I have dropped WIPs despite apparent momentum, why I don't do a lot of work greater than 10k, etc.  It is likely what is stopping me from writing the novel I talk about writing all the time.

So, with that annoying personality quirk aside, a lot of times I start with a title, or a specific scene, and build from that.  When I sit down to write, music is absolutely essential - and I've found that this album is the very best to write to (or do anything that requires concentration, actually), though I'll go to various other genres depending on what I'm writing.  

I don't write as much original work, fiction or non-fiction, as I would like.  In other words, really none at all these days, outside of blogging here.  My brother and I are talking about writing a book together, possibly on something related to the War of 1812, but if so it's not going to happen any time soon.  What I'm writing, when I write, is fanfiction, and the inspiration for that is of course some kind of media.  I do a lot of re-reading, re-watching, re-consuming of various things in order to get the feel for dialogue, character, pacing, etc.  

I'm not a process-driven writer.  I write what it is in my head, I tweak over time.  I've tried writing outlines, doing rough drafts - I can do all this, certainly, but note what I said above about being an ENFP.  Process makes me lose interest.  I try very hard to fight this impulse sometimes, and other times, I just do what I do and call it good.  I can't say this is a good thing, because I know I can do better if I apply myself, and boy doesn't THAT sound like something your high school English teachers said?  Anyway, it is something I'm trying to conquer, because all the big stuff I want to write and accomplish will require me having a better process, and more willingness to write without an immediate end in mind.  I wanted to do this topic today so I could write that down.  

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Wow, today got out of hand. (so many things, but handled with some grace I hope)

But there's Snowflake Challenge stuff to be done!

Day 6 - In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

Would it be too much to ask that fandom come back to these traditional journal platforms and stop moving to the newest shiny thing? (And yes, I know these were once the new shiny thing, too).  Probably.  :-)

So, a few things.

1 - A "West Wing" music video, of Donna and Josh, set to Avril Lavigne's "Complicated."  I have this vision in my head of it starting with a scene of the two of them from "20 Hours in America" and kinda going from there.  I have zero editing skills (or software) and have always wanted to see this made.

2 - A crossover fic in which Annie Savoy is Dottie Hinson and Jimmy Dugan's love child.  Any baseball fic that merges Bull Durham and A League of Their Own, really.

3 - A crossover fic in which the Galaxy Quest crew fall through a wormhole and time travel, and end up in wacky hijinks with the Serenity crew.


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Day 4 was an interactive one that I *will* do, but Day 5 it's back to the posts. So here we go.

Day 5 - In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.

Hmm.  The trouble here is that I don't read a lot of fannish pages, blogs, Twitters, etc. any longer.  Since everything got scattered across multiple platforms, it seems like it's just harder to muster the will to be in fannish community.  But here are some DW communities that I've enjoyed.

I'll start with [community profile] snowflake_challenge - seriously, a good yearly community that gets everything off to a positive fannishness, and nothing can be wrong with that.  :-)

[community profile] fandomcalendar has become a fun thing for me, because I learn about a lot of challenges and exchanges that I wouldn't otherwise hear about.

And, though it is largely dormant now that the show's official canon is finished, [community profile] theamericans was a great community for fans of the show.  Well-run, no drama, good conversations.  All you really need and want in a fan community.
maidenjedi: (awkward)
Much better mood tonight, even though I did spend the afternoon packing Christmas back in boxes. :-(

Anyway!

Day 3 - In your own space, share a favorite piece of original canon (a TV episode, a song, a favorite interview, a book, a scene from a movie, etc) and explain why you love it so much.

I was watching Parks and Rec last night in an attempt to level out my mood before bed, and it worked, because I watched the "Harvest Festival" episode from season three. All that flirting between Ben and Leslie, all the gang working together and not at the same time, the goofiness of how the festival comes together, "Dude, shut up! That is awesomesauce!" I don't know why I love it, except it is really in some ways the most perfect episode of the show. It's the one I'd make you watch if I could only get you to watch one and I hoped you would keep watching afterwards. The show is generally a great one, but this episode, man. It also worked for leveling me out a bit last night (though, frankly, I had a rough time sleeping anyway).




maidenjedi: (hermione)
Day 2 - Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create

With Thanks to Santayana by [archiveofourown.org profile] fahye - This is THE Jurassic World aftermath story, imho. Canon.  It was a Yuletide 2015 story that wiped the field clean.  It's Claire/Owen in a sweet, aching sort of way.  Claire having coffee with Lex.  A lot of tech-speak that rights wrongs and sets the story firmly in the original Crichton-verse.  I re-read this every so often and it always feels like the first time.

Oft Falling by [archiveofourown.org profile] kylohen and [archiveofourown.org profile] thedevilchicken - Obi-Wan POV. Obi-Wan/Padme.  My favorite non-canon ship in all its doomed and beautifully painful glory.  It's also really hot.  Even if you don't think you ship Obi-Wan and Padme, it's worth a read.

words for empty and words for full by [archiveofourown.org profile] tree - The only other time a fanfiction story turned me on to the original canon, instead of the reverse, was with an old Harry Potter story.  Tree's Walt and Vic are so pitch-perfect they set the standard - no other Walt or Vic could measure up, they are so perfectly themselves.  This story, with a fun alphabet conceit that almost melts away completely to leave the story perfectly exposed, is one of my favorite reads of the last two years.
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Day One - In your own space, talk about your Happy Place—the things that give you joy, calms you or keeps you sane.

Oh, I have some things.

My daughter being excited about a book or something she's learning always gives me joy.  My husband laughing, or making me laugh.  Cooking for others and having them enjoy it - I already knew this was a positive thing for me, but I hosted Christmas again this year for my family and tried new things for them (not new to me) that they loved.  Hosting things, opening up my home, those are really joyful things for me.

Since realizing I suffer from anxiety, and knowing there are triggers, I also have a plan for countering it or keeping it at bay.  I have an ever-evolving list of songs that I play while getting ready in the morning.  I get a cup of chai, or some other tea, to start my day.  During the day, music is key if I'm doing something (cello for writing or working that requires concentration).  Spending time with a devotional or reading in my Bible is very important, too.  And being around familiar people is helpful.  I do a lot of things that require me to be in situations with people I don't know, often while eating a meal or requiring networking, and while I am an extrovert - I do gain energy being around others - I need time with my people to even it out or I am a mess.  

And, yes, white American suburban mom cliche time - an hour at Target, by myself, no goal in mind but to look at the things, tea in hand, does calm me quite a bit.  Not as much as the same in a bookstore, though.  

I keep sane by keeping organized and keeping the house in order.  Piles of stuff stresses me out.  A messy office tears at my sanity.  And if I go too long without writing, I feel punchy and stuffed up.  Writing always, always helps.
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Well, howdy, dear writer!  

Looking over past letters for different fic exchanges and I find my likes/dislikes don't change much over time.  For this exchange, I think my biggest desire is for adventure, and some drama.  My DNWs are pretty evergreen - please no high school, pregnancy, or coffee shop-type AUs, please no explicit sex, and please no irreversible non-canon deaths.

How about some thoughts on the fandoms?

Star Wars - All Media Types - Time travel fix-its for the ending of Rogue One are my main jam here, I'll be honest. Aside from that, I think it would be interesting to see something along the lines of the Kessel Run being a portal for time travel, or Death Star detonations causing temporal rifts.  The science can be as sketchy as you like, I'm not terribly interested in the time travel making sense for Star Wars!  Ships include Cassian/Jyn, Leia/Han, Q'ira/Han, Luke/Jyn (why not?).  I included Rey and Ahsoka to widen the timeline a bit - I think it would be fun to see Ahsoka and Rey interacting at some point (no romance, but a definite master/padawan dynamic).  Gen is, of course, totally fine as well.

Pride and Prejudice - I thought about this a lot when requesting it, and I'd most like to see A Christmas Carol-style visitation for Darcy or Elizabeth, far into the future, but with a time travel twist.  I like the idea of a time loop here, where the person experiencing it knows what is happening but can't get anyone else to believe him/her.  Stuck in the past ideas would be most interesting if a future version of someone trips into the timeline around the Easter visit to Rosings, and either fixes it or makes it worse (how could it be worse?!  Oh, it could!).  Darcy/Elizabeth, Charlotte/literally anyone male other than Collins, Jane/Bingley all preferred.

Marvel Cinematic Universe - There is the obvious - fix Infinity War with time travel.  But there are plenty of other fun things you could do!  I am always interested in time travel stories that let Peggy and Steve be together when they are young.  Peter Parker and an accident that causes time loops, and Tony Stark has to fix it but actually makes it worse, and enter Stephen Strange.  Some Groundhog Day horror for Pepper Potts, pre-Iron Man. Anything in which Nebula and Tony are forced to put up with each other because of a time problem and a wacky Odd Couple relationship ensues.  Heimdall - FIX HIM.  Bucky, as the Winter Soldier and still under the influence, is a time traveling assassin, and Steve has to figure out how to stop it (and restore Bucky to his rightful time).  Light on the romance unless we're talking Peggy/Steve, please.  One last one - Peter Parker's high school physics class accidentally invents time travel - or so they believe - and Dr. Strange intervenes somehow.  All MCU characters are welcome here, especially if you can find a way to merge the TV verses with the movies.  I'm there for all the Defenders/Avengers/SHIELD shenanigans.
maidenjedi: (hermione)
FINALLY.

Okay, so. Thank you for signing up for Yuletide, and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Let me say up front, if you've got this story in one of these fandoms that you've been dying to write, feel free to do so and never mind the prompts! Seriously! Have fun!

But if you're like, "omg, I signed up to write what?" like I have been in recent years, I hope this helps. :-)

I've been doing Yuletide so long I feel like my letter has gotten rather rote. But here goes:

My ironclad DNWs for this Yuletide are non-canonical character death, fridging, graphic sex or violence, non-canonical politics, and coffee shop/high school/university/pregnancy AU.

Likes! So much more fun to discuss! I prefer angst over fluff, I like happy endings that come after struggle or discord, I love character studies and backstories. I love minor characters in fic, the chance to flesh out what we don't see on the page or screen. I love canon-divergence or AUs within the given universe (a different meet-cute, or a different ending, for example). Character pieces are just as awesome as plot. I am totally open to crossovers and have given some ideas if that's your jam. :-)

fandom prompts and ideas )


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Sign-ups for [community profile] crossovering have been extended through the weekend.  Please join us!!

Tagset and sign-up links are here:  https://crossovering.dreamwidth.org/38179.html 
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I'm going to just copy out most of the beginning from last year's letter, if you don't mind, dear author!

I love crossovers so very much, and this exchange is my jam. I like world-building, stories that take place in unexpected places or that include some detail about surroundings. I like character-driven stories, ones that include backstory or off-screen speculation and events. I'm fond of secondary and minor characters, their perspectives on the bigger events. I like main characters, too, and getting different viewpoints from them. Angst is my cup of tea, though not sexual violence of any kind. (Speaking of sex - consensual, vanilla, and het or femslash is my preference, if you go there). I really enjoy friendship stories or stories that deal with non-romantic aspects of a relationship that may BE romantic later (UST is awesome, and kinda hot! Team-building is awesome!) DNWs: fridging; coffee shop, high school or modern AU; horror tropes in a non-horror fandom; explicit sex unless noted; non-canonical violence.

Some ideas/prompts/specifics under the cut. These are just ideas to get you started, but if you've got something else entirely in mind, please go with it!! Thank you, dear author, for doing this exchange! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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maidenjedi: (dottie)
TITLE: A New Game Every Day
FANDOM: A League of Their Own
RATING: PG-13
CHARACTERS: Kit Keller, Mae Mordabito, Original Female Characters
SUMMARY: But it was Kit who was leaving, Kit who was traded

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] elegantstupidity for [community profile] everywoman .

Notes: This is slightly AU, just timeline changes from the film.

The fictional Racine Belles aren't given names that I could find, so I pulled up the original roster from 1943. The 1943 Belles' real first baseman was Marnie Danhauser; Marnie's backstory here is totally fictional and not meant to represent the real woman at all. Mumbles Brockman was the name given to a Peaches outfielder played by Kathleen Marshall in the film, and I stole the name for my Belles OF here. If any AAGPBL player was called Mumbles, I am unaware of it, and the backstory created here is meant to be totally fictional.

Also on AO3.

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is. - Bob Feller )
maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
TITLE: All This, to Prove We Cared
FANDOM: Jurassic Park (Movies)
RATING: PG-13
CHARACTERS: Owen Grady, Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Simon Masrani
SUMMARY: Alan Grant sends a book to Owen Grady.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] jedibuttercup for Not Prime Time 2018

Notes: Title from the Robert Frost poem The Exposed Nest. Alan Grant takes a lot of cues from the Crichton novel here (which I re-read this summer for the first time in more than twenty years), but it is mostly background. This is very much movie-fic.

Also on AO3.

Alan Grant laid his hand on the book in front of him. )
maidenjedi: agent carter (agent carter)
TITLE: Tomorrow, the World
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
RATING: PG-13
PAIRINGS: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Peggy Carter & Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov
SUMMARY: Peggy Carter asks Natasha Romanov to join S.H.I.E.L.D., and Natasha's life changes.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] LadyReisling in the 2018 [community profile] fandom5k

Also on AO3.

Notes: No Infinity War spoilers.

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Well, hello again, Fic Corner. This was the challenge that last year kind of kicked my rear, and I'm back for a second round. :-) Hoping you, dear author, are here to have fun as well!

In each of the fandoms I requested, the primary thing I want to see is the sweet pang of growing up just a little, but not too much. The story of what-happens-next is fascinating in each one. I'd like a story that remembers the innocence of the source material, even while it takes the characters or the plot in a more mature direction.

I love crossovers, and in children's stories I think there's a special opportunity, because so many of the worlds have similarities, or at least potential for it. I didn't explicitly request crossovers this year, but I have some suggestions if that's your thing. And if not, ignore me :-)

Also love canon-divergent AUs, though not time/place AUs (like high school, university, coffee shop, etc).

DNWs - no non-canonical character deaths, no gore, no explicit sex or sexual violence of any kind. Please keep to canonical/textual relationships if you include them, unless otherwise noted by fandom.

Specific prompts/etc under the cut, and as always, if you already have an idea and you think it'll work, go for it. I'm pretty easy to please - I mean, after all, we matched on our choices, so you have a head start!

Read more... )
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Hello dear writer!

So, it was harder for me to come up with things to request for this challenge, as opposed to offering. I don't know why that was! This letter, in turn, may be less helpful to you than ones I've written before, but I'm just going to dive in and see what comes up.

My favorite things to read about female characters, in most fandoms, are friendship stories. Stuff that has characters we love bonding over the mundane, discovering they have more in common than previously assumed, overcoming barriers to friendship, etc. This exchange excites me because it's a solid shot at seeing a lot of that sort of thing, and I picked the fandoms I did with that in mind.

All my choices are technically historical fiction, and each is set in a very different period. Each one is going to be a bit problematic in some ways. I love historical fiction that includes attention to period details (whether it be the cadence of spoken language, period-specific atmosphere, discussions of then-current events, etc) and doesn't overlook historical reality. Something to consider: how do the women in these stories overcome their realities, or work within them?

I specified in my sign-up that I'm not interested in AUs like coffee shop, high school/college, etc. BUT! I love canon-divergence AUs in the sense of changing meet-cutes, specific relationship details, alter the timeline of a story, etc. And while I'd prefer you don't lift these characters into completely different time periods (no Scarlet O'Hara at Henry VIII's court, for example), in each one, reading about the characters as younger or older women in the context of the written time period is interesting to me (Prissy, all grown-up with a home of her own in post-Reconstruction South, Ellen Sue Gotlander congratulating Hank Aaron on his homerun record, Paige Jennings watching the Berlin Wall falling, etc).

I'm not really interested in any romantic pairings for these fandoms (the exceptions being Melanie Wilkes with Ashley and Dottie Hinson being with Jimmy Dugan, more about that below).

Okay, canon-specific prompts, thoughts under the cut. Feel free to take them and run with them, or ignore them outright. I'm good with whatever!! THANK YOU, DEAR WRITER!

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maidenjedi: (princess leia)
TITLE: To the Future in the Distance
FANDOM: Star Wars
RATING: PG-13
PAIRINGS: Kaydel Ko Connix & Leia Organa, Kaydel Ko Connix & OMC, Leia Organa & Amilyn Holdo, Leia Organa & Amilyn Holdo & Doman Beruss (Corellian)
SUMMARY: Kaydel Ko Connix goes to work for Senator Leia Organa.

Written for [personal profile] igrockspock for [community profile] maythe4thbewithyou 2018

Also on AO3.

Notes: Slightly AU throughout, but intended to dovetail into canon. The Doman Beruss appearing here is a Legends character . Ponc Gavrisom and Behn-Kihl-Nahm are also Legends characters. I took significant liberties with all three. C-1A-3PO, Denri Thyulian, Freha Girard, B'Shaki, Fallon Horn, and Senators Erelen and Ysanne Nahdonnis all have names inspired by Legends characters, but are otherwise totally original.


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maidenjedi: gamora (gamora)
For a long time now, Not Prime Time has been my favorite fanfiction exchange - even more so than Yuletide, I feel like this is a chance to get to write and read under-served fandoms. Maybe that's true and maybe not, but sure feels like it to me :-)

Thank you for signing up - just knowing we matched tells me you'll do something I love! I hope this is a low-pressure experience for you and you have fun!

Some things about my likes/DNWs and some prompts you can use or ignore at will below!

Generally speaking: I prefer angst over fluff, I like happy endings that come after struggle or discord as much as I love angsty cliffhangers that keep the work grounded in the fandom's reality. I love character studies and backstories. I love minor characters in fic, the chance to flesh out what we don't see on the page or screen. Not into pregnancy AU, high school or university AU, or modern AU. BUT I love canon-divergence or AUs within the given universe (a different meet-cute, or a different ending, for example). While I love angst, I don't love trauma, especially of the sexual variety. Not really into a lot of kink or graphic sex. Love friendship, team-building, friends-to-lovers, unrequited pining, requited pining that's more complicated than those involved want. Absolutely DNW non-canonical character death, rape/dub-con, sexual violence of any kind, body horror, A/B/O, or underage sex.

specific fandom prompts etc )
maidenjedi: (margaret)
TITLE: Pretty Darned Good Feeling
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
FANDOM: The West Wing
RATING: PG-13
PAIRING: Toby Ziegler/Andrea Wyatt
SPOILERS: Let's say the series is up for grabs.
DISCLAIMER: Not my worlds or my characters.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] afinch. Part of the [community profile] hetswap 2018 exchange.

Also on AO3.

They met at a Yankees game... )

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