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Dear Yuletide Writer 2016

Dear Author,

Thank you so much, first off! I want to tell you up front that I am going to be happiest with a story that you enjoy writing. If my prompts and optional details don't work for you, as long as you avoid my DNWs I will be happy to receive anything in these wonderful canons! Have you been waiting and waiting for a chance to write something I didn't quite prompt here? Go ahead! I am all about that.

If you want to know more about me and my taste in things, you can find me at lady_ragnell on the AO3 and theladyragnell on tumblr. If you've got questions that this letter or those links don't answer for you, samyazaz is a trusted friend who can hopefully help out!

General Likes and Dislikes

Likes: HAPPY ENDINGS (you can make the characters earn them with angst along the way, that's fine, I'm all about hurt/comfort, but I like to feel that everything is going to be okay), tropes (if you can think of a trope, I probably love it, with an especial fondness for marriage tropes and epistolary, but honestly everything), AUs (again, of all kinds, from setting changes to fusions to canon divergence or close-canon AUs), romance (especially the piney sort) or general focus on friendships and found families and characters caring about each other, worldbuilding, communication

Dislikes: My basic preference is that it's fine to acknowledge the upsetting and dark things that happen in a canon, sanitizing is no one's friend, but making things darker or focusing on the darkness probably won't make me as happy, especially if it comes with an unhappy ending (I'm not your girl for Crueltide, basically). The biggest thing I prefer to avoid is character death through terminal illness, particularly cancer. If you go the porny route, I would like it to be consensual, but you can go wherever the spirit moves you kink-wise within that!

Things that will not impact my enjoyment one way or the other, so do whichever YOU will enjoy: whether a fic is gen or shippy (also, I'm going to mention poly a few times, but if that's not what you're into, know that I don't tend to ship people poly unless I ship every ship within it, so if I ask for A/B/C and you're only comfortable with A/C and B along as a friend, that is 100% fine), if there's a crossover (again, my tumblr and AO3 should do a good job of letting you know what canons I'm familiar with), if it's a shippy fic whether there is porn or not

Fandom-specific likes and dislikes are below the cuts!

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Happy writing and thank you again, author! I hope you've found something to inspire you, and I can't wait to read whatever you come up with. <3

Trope Bingo 2016

*blows dust off journal*

Got myself another Trope Bingo card on a whim, and it looks like I have some fun squares to fill!

ROAD TRIP ART INITIATES LIFE UNREQUITED

LOVE/PINING
WING FIC IN VINO VERITAS/

DRUNK FIC
IN ANOTHER

MANS SHOES
AU: ALTERNATE

PROFESSIONS
BREAKING THE

FOURTH WALL
REUNION IMMORTALITY/

REINCARNATION
AU: HISTORICAL AU: APOCALYPSE FREE SPACE LANGUAGE/

TRANSLATION
SHARING A BED
AU: SPACE AU: ROYALTY/

ARISTOCRACY/

FEUDAL
CHOSEN FAMILY COMING OUT

(OF THE CLOSET)
MEET THE

PARENTS/FAMILY
TALL TALE CROSS DRESSING/

COSTUMES
EPISTOLARY AU: FUSION FUTURE FIC

Dear Yuletide Writer

Dear Author,

First of all, thank you for offering any of these fandoms that we happened to match on! I love all of these canons so much, and I am so excited to see whatever you come up with. If you have an idea for one of them that you've been itching to try, feel free to run with it! A story that you enjoy writing will definitely make me happy, and I get wordy because I love all these canons, but please don't feel pressured to do anything super specific that I happen to toss out there.

This is my second year participating in Yuletide, though I've enjoyed the wealth of things it had to offer for several years. If you want to see what I write to get an idea of what I like to read, here's my AO3 profile. If you want clarification about my likes/dislikes/anything, samyazaz is the person to ask, on her tumblr.

General Likes and Dislikes

Yes Please: Happy endings are definitely my biggest! Happy or hopeful. I don't mind angst for spice in the story, but I like to feel like everyone is going to be okay. I love romance, especially the tropey piney sort (of any rating), but don't feel pressure on that front, I will also happily consume gen. I love worldbuilding, getting to see settings and hinted-at things explored, and the gaps in canons explored as well, what happens before and after and in the spaces in between episodes/seasons/etc. I love ensembles, strong friendships, close relationships, basically people being on each other's side. I love people getting to be competent and creative at what they do. I love hurt/comfort, marriage tropes, pining, humor, epistolary fic, banter, UST, romcoms, get-togethers, and in general, as many tropes as you care to give me. AUs are also great for me! Timeline changes, what-ifs, or full on setting changes are always wonderful, though again, as with romance, please don't feel pressured! I love all of these canons and their settings very much.
*Note: I mention poly in a few of these fandoms. If you aren't comfortable with that, don't worry! I don't tend to ship poly unless I happily ship all the pairings within it, so if I request A/B/C and you only feel comfortable with B/C or A/C, that is 100% fine with me.

No Thank You: Explicit major character death, especially due to terminal illness and specifically cancer, is my biggest thing to avoid. Deaths that have canonically happened are fine to acknowledge, but a fic focusing on them probably won't make me happy. I also prefer not to read: infidelity, incest, non-con, medical horror or experimentation, emotional or physical domestic/partner abuse, or graphic/brutal violence (again, for any of these, if it happened in the canon it's fine to acknowledge it, but I prefer that it not be the focus). If you decide to write porn, as long as there's consent I'm pretty open to wherever the spirit movies you, but I prefer no watersports, bloodplay, or scat.

Fandom-specific likes/dislikes/requests are below the cuts!

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Happy writing, author! I hope you've found something in here to catch your interest, and I look forward to seeing whatever you come up with.

Welcome and Masterpost

ABOUT THIS JOURNAL:

I am a fan of BBC's Merlin and want Arthur and Merlin to have all the sex which seems to have somehow translated into me writing them having Every Fandom Cliche Ever. This is a fic journal, so friending is open but I generally don't friend back as there is no f-locked content. Since I'm not logged in too often, I don't respond to comments that often, but each one is carefully treasured and petted and loved and named George.

If you want to get in touch with me, just ask your question directly in a comment or send me a PM, because I do respond to those, generally as soon as I see them.

RATINGS AND WARNINGS:

I have recently started rating my fics. These ratings are in the tags, not in the header, in case people were only in a PG sort of mood or something. In general, I use the movie rating system, which means that I do rate for strong language if there is enough of it, as well as for violence and sexual content (NC-17 pretty much means that there is sex "onscreen"). A lot of times I rate to be safe, and if there are no warnings to go with a rating it's rated for language or for sexual content that doesn't need any specific warnings.

As for warnings, I generally warn based on the required warnings at kinkme_merlin. I often warn for safety even when something shows up as a mention and not explicitly.

If I forget to warn for something in a fic, please let me know. I would much rather be aware and fix it if something triggered you than to wander along in ignorance.

FANWORKS:

If you want to do a translation, piece of fanart, podfic, or what have you for one of my stories, please consider this blanket permission for that! Just let me know when you've done it and where you've posted it so I can post a link on the story page for anybody who might want to see it.

If you prefer to read on the Archive of Our Own, all of my fics are now posted there and can be found at my page.

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Trope Bingo 2014 edit 2015 obviously

I know, I know, I don't call, I don't write! If you want to know what I'm writing these days, you can find out either on the AO3 or on tumblr.

But in the meantime, this year's trope bingo card is here, and I haven't got ideas for anything yet, but there are some fun-looking squares!



handcuffed/bound together slavefic road trip au: band huddle for warmth
secret child fusion fuck or die mistletoe kiss au: hooker/porn/stripper
holiday game night au: magic accidental marriage kiss to save the day
immortality/reincarnation au: college/highschool poker/strip poker sharing a bed au: cop/detective
secret relationship food porn presumed dead day at the beach celebratory kiss

Dear Yuletide Author

Dear (Wonderful) Author,

First off, I want to say thank you for writing for me, and thank you SO MUCH for offering any and all of the fandoms we matched on, because they are all dear to my heart. I cannot wait to see what you create. I also want to say that I will probably blather on below, but the blathering is more because I like blathering about my fandoms than because I am expecting anything Super Specific out of you. If you have an idea for one of these fandoms that you want to run with, feel free! A story that you enjoy writing will definitely make me happy.

General Likes and Dislikes

Yes Please: Happy endings are definitely my biggest "yes definitely this"! Happy or at least hopeful. Angst for spice is fine (great, actually!), but overall happiness is where I am at. I'm also a romance addict, so something shippy is also nice, but definitely not required--if you are not into shipping or any ships I mention, I am entirely pleased with the G-est gen. If you do do shipping, any rating at all is fine, and femslash, slash, het, poly, any combination thereof I am totally on board with. I love worldbuilding, getting to see settings and hinted-at things explored, and the gaps in canons explored as well, what happens before and after and in the spaces in between episodes/seasons/etc. I am really fond of AUs, from "what if this tiny thing changed" to "what if they were doing all of this in high school," but I adore all these canons, so again, do not feel pressured to go with an AU. I love ensembles, strong friendships, close relationships, basically people being on each other's side. I love people getting to be competent and creative at what they do. I love hurt/comfort, pining, humor, epistolary fic, banter, UST, romcoms, get-togethers (and first times if you decide to go the porn route), and in general, the tropier the better.

No Thank You: explicit major character death, especially due to cancer or other terminal illness, is my big no. Acknowledging canon character deaths is totally fine, but a fic focused on death will probably not make me happy. I also prefer not to read: infidelity, incest, non-con, emotional or physical domestic/partner abuse (again, for any of these, if it happened in the canon it's fine to acknowledge it, but I prefer that it not be the focus). If you decide to write porn, as long as there's consent I'm pretty open to wherever the spirit movies you, but I prefer no watersports, bloodplay, or scat.

If you have any questions about my likes and dislikes, general or specific, the askbox at my tumblr is always open, anon on, so you or a friend can always ask me. You can also ask Samyazaz, on her tumblr, if you would rather I be more surprised, she has a good idea of my preferences.

Fandom-specific likes and some prompts below the cuts!

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Happy writing, author! Do not hesitate to contact me or Samy if you've got questions.

A whoooole bunch of fics

I am so sorry, people who follow my fic from over here. I completely fell off on posting when I posted fic. But there's been, um, a lot? I got a blackout on my Trope Bingo card. And have written a few fics since. So under the cut I'm going to make a brief-ish list (titles, fandoms/pairings, maybe a little more info) of all the fics I've posted since "A Council of Queens."

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Hopefully you find things in there that you enjoy, and I'll try not to go so long without updating again!

A Council of Queens

Title: A Council of Queens
Wordcount: ~3300
Warnings: Arthur's death and the grief from it are a theme throughout, and the fic also glances over other character death, as well as past mind control in the form of Vivian's love spell.
Summary: Mithian returns to Camelot to work towards Albion's future, and finds herself working through her own and others' complicated history with Camelot.
A/N: I have had this fic in mind pretty much since canon closed, and I am relieved I finally got it written! It is for the "futurefic" square on my Trope Bingo card.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

You can read the fic on the AO3.

License to Thrill

Title: License to Thrill
Wordcount: ~14,000
Warning: brief violence
Summary: Merlin's employees bet him the recipe for the most addictive cocoa in the world that he can't find out what the hot blond who comes into his chocolate shop does for a living within the month. He ends up getting far more than he bargained for.
A/N: Written for this prompt on the meme for summerpornathon's Charity Bonus Challenge (though it somehow ended up not having porn), and for the "bets/wagers" square on my Trope Bingo card. The title is from "I Wish I Was James Bond" by Scouting for Girls.
Disclaimer: I do not own Merlin.

You can read this fic on the AO3.