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parks, leslie
Thank you so much for writing for me! I know that I'm going to love whatever you come up with, and I hope you have a good time writing it in the process! That's what this is all about :-)

Likes:

A good trope. Rivals to lovers is probably my fave, but fake dating/relationship is a close second, along with bed-sharing, best friends pining for each other, sneaking around, FWB turning into more, the works. I love it.
The getting-together parts (as in, moreso than the established relationship parts).

Dislikes/DNWs:

I'm not into super angsty, dark stories, though there is definitely a place for some angst. I just like it to have a happy ending, and not be too depressing, ya know? No abuse/self-harm, non-con stuff, BDSM, rape, incest, A/B/O, hard kink. No pregnancy/babyfic/kidfic please. Also not really into any members of my OTPs being paired with other people-- I'm not much of a multi-shipper.

Ratings:

Anything is fine! If you want to write smut, if it suits your story, I'm all for it-- I would prefer it be one of my OTPs doing the doin' it is all. But you also don't have to if you don't want to or it doesn't suit your story, so it's totally up to you!


The fandoms:

Mad Men
Peggy Olson, Stan Rizzo

I'm such a huge fan of this show. I loved the way it ended, and I miss it now that it's gone. Peggy is my favorite fictional character, maybe, or at least one of them. I'd love any story with her as the focus.

That said, I super-ship Peggy/Stan, and you should have seen my face when they got together in the finale. IT WAS MAGIC. So I wonder what their life is like now? That was such a huge thing, for her in particular-- she hadn't thought she loved him, until suddenly she did. And now they are just together? I wonder what that's like.

Conversely, I also wonder how they could have gotten together earlier, in any way. I love UST, flirtation, the getting-together parts, etc., so it could be really fun to explore other options-- maybe they come together somehow while she's working at the other firm (during their phone friendship). Basically anything Peggy/Stan will bring me great joyl


Veep
Amy Brookheimer, Dan Egan

This is a relatively new show to me, in that I just marathoned it right after season 5 finished airing. And I LOVE IT. I love the whole thing, the whole cast is fab, and I'd love to read any kind of shenanigans they get into.

If you're going the ship route (it's pretty clear by now that I am a shipper at heart), I am foaming at the mouth for some Dan/Amy. I love their banter (in general, I love the rivals-to-lovers type trope), and I love how they manage to both dislike each other and respect each other. Any kind of story about them either getting together, sneaking around, becoming friends with benefits, or even just verbally sparring in a super UST type way, would be fab.


Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler

I don't recall loving anything in my whole life as much as I love Hamilton right now. I only discovered it a couple weeks ago, shortly after the OBCR came out, but I have literally listened to nothing else since. I haven't gotten to see it yet, unfortunately, but hope to dig deep into my savings account and buy tickets for spring or summer.

There are a lot of things I love about the show. I love Hamilton's character, his strong-headed brashness and recklessness. I love Angelica and how smart and strong she is, and I have so many feelings about the never-to-be feelings between the two of them (THE COMMA SEXTS, MAN). Like, I don't think I would want a story where they actually got together or hooked up, but something focusing on their obvious chemistry and compatability would be nice. I also adore Eliza, and have a lot of feelings about HER relationship with A. Ham too. Which is why I don't think I would want something that actually made something happen between Ham and Angelica, ya know? But ugh, even just a story about the three of them and how they interact with each other would be great. An epistolary story could be fun here, though totally up to you!

Also, if you wanna do some kind of crazy AU here, go for it. This is one where I'm not even really totally sure what I want, I just know I want more. Other characters are fine-- just please no ships that aren't clearly in the show (i.e. I know a lot of people like Ham/Laurens, and that's totally fine and their letters definitely do seem to belie some kind of relationship, but that's just not what I'm interested in at the moment).


Parks and Rec
Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt

Leslie and Ben 4 life. This is maybe my all-time favorite show and like Mad Men, I miss it [Ken] tremendously now that it's gone. But yeah, Leslie and Ben are one of my top OTPs.

Within Parks fic, I prefer to read about the period of time before they were in an established relationship-- so I love the time period between Master Plan and Road Trip, and when they're sneaking around, or even when they're broken up before Smallest Park. I am always down for some UST, or an alternate take on them getting together. Always down for trope-fics with these two, also-- bed-sharing, fake dating, the works.

Also love every character on this show, so appearances from other characters are more than welcome. Maybe they play matchmaker? That's always fun.



You can find last year's Yuletide letter (the first year I participated) here-- should still be pretty accurate, and my Tumblr (which is where I mostly hang out here on the internet) here.

Hope you have a great time writing! Yay Yuletide! 
parks, leslie
Thank you so much for writing for me! I know that I'm going to love whatever you come up with, and I hope you have a good time writing it in the process! That's what this is all about :-)

Likes:

A good trope. Rivals to lovers is probably my fave, but fake dating/relationship is a close second, along with bed-sharing, best friends pining for each other, sneaking around, FWB turning into more, the works. I love it.
The getting-together parts (as in, moreso than the established relationship parts).

Dislikes/DNWs:

I'm not into super angsty, dark stories, though there is definitely a place for some angst. I just like it to have a happy ending, and not be too depressing, ya know? No abuse/self-harm, non-con stuff, BDSM. No pregnancy/babyfic please. Also not really into any members of my OTPs being paired with other people-- I'm not much of a multi-shipper.

The fandoms:

Mad Men
Peggy Olson, Stan Rizzo

I'm such a huge fan of this show. I loved the way it ended, and I miss it now that it's gone. Peggy is my favorite fictional character, maybe, or at least one of them. I'd love any story with her as the focus.

That said, I super-ship Peggy/Stan, and you should have seen my face when they got together in the finale. IT WAS MAGIC. So I wonder what their life is like now? That was such a huge thing, for her in particular-- she hadn't thought she loved him, until suddenly she did. And now they are just together? I wonder what that's like.

Conversely, I also wonder how they could have gotten together earlier, in any way. I love UST, flirtation, the getting-together parts, etc., so it could be really fun to explore other options-- maybe they come together somehow while she's working at the other firm (during their phone friendship). Basically anything Peggy/Stan will bring me great joyl


Veep
Amy Brookheimer, Dan Egan

This is a relatively new show to me, in that I just marathoned it right after season 5 finished airing. And I LOVE IT. I love the whole thing, the whole cast is fab, and I'd love to read any kind of shenanigans they get into.

If you're going the ship route (it's pretty clear by now that I am a shipper at heart), I am foaming at the mouth for some Dan/Amy. I love their banter (in general, I love the rivals-to-lovers type trope), and I love how they manage to both dislike each other and respect each other. Any kind of story about them either getting together, sneaking around, becoming friends with benefits, or even just verbally sparring in a super UST type way, would be fab.


Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler

I don't recall loving anything in my whole life as much as I love Hamilton right now. I only discovered it a couple weeks ago, shortly after the OBCR came out, but I have literally listened to nothing else since. I haven't gotten to see it yet, unfortunately, but hope to dig deep into my savings account and buy tickets for spring or summer.

There are a lot of things I love about the show. I love Hamilton's character, his strong-headed brashness and recklessness. I love Angelica and how smart and strong she is, and I have so many feelings about the never-to-be feelings between the two of them (THE COMMA SEXTS, MAN). Like, I don't think I would want a story where they actually got together or hooked up, but something focusing on their obvious chemistry and compatability would be nice. I also adore Eliza, and have a lot of feelings about HER relationship with A. Ham too. Which is why I don't think I would want something that actually made something happen between Ham and Angelica, ya know? But ugh, even just a story about the three of them and how they interact with each other would be great.

Also, if you wanna do some kind of crazy AU here, go for it. This is one where I'm not even really totally sure what I want, I just know I want more. Other characters are fine-- just please no ships that aren't clearly in the show (i.e. I know a lot of people like Ham/Laurens, and that's totally fine and their letters definitely do seem to belie some kind of relationship, but that's just not what I'm interested in at the moment).


Parks and Rec
Leslie Knope, Ben Wyatt

Leslie and Ben 4 life. This is maybe my all-time favorite show and like Mad Men, I miss it [Ken] tremendously now that it's gone. But yeah, Leslie and Ben are one of my top OTPs.

Within Parks fic, I prefer to read about the period of time before they were in an established relationship-- so I love the time period between Master Plan and Road Trip, and when they're sneaking around, or even when they're broken up before Smallest Park. I am always down for some UST, or an alternate take on them getting together. Always down for trope-fics with these two, also-- bed-sharing, fake dating, the works.

Also love every character on this show, so appearances from other characters are more than welcome.



You can find last year's Yuletide letter (the first year I participated) here-- should still be pretty accurate, and my Tumblr (which is where I mostly hang out here on the internet) here.

Hope you have a great time writing! Yay Yuletide! 
parks, leslie
Dear Crossovering Author,
Yayyy this is fun! This is my first time doing Crossovering, but I thought it sounded super fun, and I hope it will be for you too!
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parks, leslie
Dear Yuletide Author,
First of all, thank you for being cool enough to sign up for this, and I hope you are about to have fun writing in one of these fandoms!
I’ve never done Yuletide before, so I’m not totally sure what to say here-- but wanted to give you something to go on besides a list of fandoms/characters.
Let me also preface this with-- sorry this is so long! I had no idea I had so much to say about this!
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03.01.12 - here are stories
pam
Most days it's a fic journal. Some days it's a writing journal, if I have something to say that's unsuitable for the usual outlets. Sometimes it's a fandom journal. But usually, it's a fic journal. Enjoy.
parks, leslie
I'm stumped as to how anyone gets a whole damn story written around here.

I mean, really. I had an idea for my first multi-chaptered fic extravaganza months and months and months ago-- possibly even last year. And I wrote a few thousands words and promptly forgot about it. And then every few months I went back and re-read what I had, wrote a couple thousand more words, and then forgot all about it again. So tonight I was in the mood to write, and I opened the document, committed another thousand words to the story that will never be, and now all my inspiration is gone.

First of all, I want to know how anyone writes a multi-chaptered story as they go along. Is everyone just eons more disciplined than I am? How does everyone know they won't just fizzle out seven chapters in and give up? I mean, surely that happens, but I don't see it too often in the fandom. I don't know if I just don't have the attention span, or if my idea just can't support a full story, or what. But I kind of like at least a little bit of what I've got written, and I'd really like to complete something more than a one-shot for once in my life.

This is why I need fic-writing challenges, as frustrating as they are. Nothing else seems to be able to force me to write.

Maybe I should commit to at least trying to finish this story, find a beta who's willing to help me figure out how to make it less boring, and get with the posting. You never know unless you try it, right?

Hmm. We'll see.
parks, leslie
Title: for all time (for all time)
Originally Posted: July 2009
Fandom: Twilight
Pairing: Edward/Bella
Rating: G (K)
Summary: From the passenger seat on the way home from prom, Bella learns why and why else going to the dance was so important to Edward.
Notes: Written for the summer of '09 Twilight Gift Exchange over at twi_exchange as a gift for rtsmelissa228. Her original prompt was this: Edward telling Bella stories/reflecting on his childhood with his parents before they died. Vampire/Canon





 
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parks, leslie
A Timeline:

Late summer - Read Twilight
Mid fall - Got a little addicted to TwiFic
January - Started dabbling in writing TwiFic
February - Signed up for a TwiFic exchange
March - TOTALLY LOST ALL INTEREST IN TWILIGHT OMGZ

How did this happen, you ask?? Oh, you don't ask? Well. I don't care.Collapse )
03.12.09 - hidden talents
robin hood
I currently have exactly two real-life friends who know about my addiction to Twilight fanfiction. One of those friends refuses to read Twilight but reads fic for other fandoms; the other friend is who got me into Twilight but is a 3rd grade teacher and so doesn't have any time for fanfic reading right now.

Other than the two of them? It's my dirty little secret.Collapse )

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