kunju (innie_darling) wrote,

Yuletide letter, whoo-hoo!

Hey, gorgeous!

Let me say first off - thanks! I think you're nifty to write something in a tiny fandom we share! Above all, if you have a good time writing the story, that will shine through, and I guarantee that I'll enjoy it too.

I'm fairly catholic in my tastes; I read all of the following: gen, het, slash, humor, horror, angst, character-driven pieces, plotty pieces, AUs, canon-compliant fics, and more. I swoon for humor. I'm impressed by world-building, and I love seeing those little details that tell me you've thought about the realities of the place you're depicting. I adore quietly sorrowful stories. I quite enjoy romance and smut.

I'm okay with crossovers but don't go out of my way to read them, particularly for Yuletide. One thing I don't like is the fannish tendency to pair the same actors up in a number of universes - like writing Chris Evans or Anthony Mackie (or characters they play) into a 'verse that includes Sebastian Stan (in this case, his character Jack Benjamin); I'd far prefer an OC.

I don't really enjoy unremittingly dark fic, and I don't want anything with a terribly unhappy ending, infidelity, dub-con, non-con, humiliation, power-play, or polyamory, please. I'm also not really a fan of holiday-themed stories, particularly since I don't celebrate any holiday occurring on the same timeline as Yuletide.

(I tend to do a lot of clickety-clicking once I have my assignment, but in case you'd rather just have a couple of straightforward links, here is my master fic list (stories are listed in the order in which I wrote them within each fandom) and here I am on AO3 under the name innie. I don't have a tumblr or twitter - I'm just on lj, dw, and AO3.)

Now on to the details, since I think I'm more likely to get a story that hits all of my buttons if I tell you what my buttons are for these fandoms. I would be deliriously happy with a fic for any of these requests!

Kings Jack Benjamin [13 hour-long episodes]

Ah, this show wasn't perfect - ahem, David - but Sebastian Stan's Jack was a perfect character for me. He was flawed in interesting ways, generous in unexpected ways, and so compelling to watch. My biggest wish for the second season we never got was to know how Jack would cope with the horror of his imprisonment.

He did some terrible things in his quest for the throne, but not, I would argue, anything worse than some of the stuff David and Silas pulled. Jack's actions were never shown to be divinely sanctioned, and I wonder what he thought of that. I also want to know what he thought his reign would look like - if he planned to father children with a woman/his queen, if he meant to have a male consort, or if he counted on Michelle to bear the children he would name his heirs.

At the beginning of the show, it looked like Rose was absolutely on his side and would back any play he made, but throughout the season she affirmed her commitment to Silas. How much did Jack see?

I only requested Jack because he's my focal point, but I'd love to read your take on his relationships with Lucinda, his sister, his mother, his father, Thomasina, and others. The only one I'd prefer you to steer clear of is David, because I found (the show version of) the character terribly boring (and unconvincingly played), and there are plenty of Jack/David stories available anyway. I don't think a fic in this fandom - particularly if it's set after S1, as I'd prefer - can be fluffy, but I'd love it if there were rays of light here rather than unrelenting misery. Jack retreating into his mind would be good, but so would Jack finding love with one of his guards, or Jack forming a real friendship with Lucinda.

[link to watch the entire show for free here]

Doctrine of Labyrinths - Sarah Monette Mildmay Foxe, Mehitabel Parr [four novels]

Mildmay is by far my favorite character (well, honestly, he's tied with Cardenio, but I already got an amazing Yuletide fic with the two of them as the main relationship, so I'm trying something new here). And I find his relationship with Mehitabel so intriguing, not only for the ghosts (Ginevra and Hallam) between them but also because of how inconsistent their ability to read each other seems to be. They're both very clear-eyed and unsparing about themselves but seem to want the other to be better. It's a gorgeous, rich pairing and I'd love to see what you make of it.

I'm fine with the inclusion of other characters, particularly Mehitabel's junior castmates who know all the stories about Mildmay the Fox, but I'd prefer that these two be the center of your story, leaving any and all Felix drama either on the sidelines or acting only as a catalyst.

Jane the Virgin Michael Cordero Jr., Jane Villanueva [44 hour-long episodes]

So, Michael's been shot at the end of S2 and given the tropes that this show blissfully and hilariously indulges in, he's likely to be in a coma when S3 opens. Can you write me that story - comatose Michael dreaming of living out his life (possibly narrated by the Latin Lover Narrator or maybe Rogelio), certain he's married to Jane, father to Mateo (and maybe another kid - they were negotiating when to give Mateo a sibling), possibly still a cop or maybe a professional breakdancer?

He could advise Ro about Xo (or Xo about Ro) and continue the sweet relationship we've seen him establish with Alba. Since he's a super cop, maybe he could even solve Petra's "petrafaction" and wake up ready to take down her evil twin. We've seen Jane's (sometimes overactive) imagination at work, and I'd like to see Michael's, which might be a different vein - it's up to you!

Thank you so much! I know I will adore whatever you write for me - happy writing!

All the best,

This same entry also appears on Dreamwidth, at http://innie-darling.dreamwidth.org/459231.html.
Tags: books, jane the virgin, kings, yuletide

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