I've written some things in case, like me, you would appreciate some guidance. If you've got other ideas, however, please feel free to run with them! (I have included prompts in an attempt to be considerate, not because I am only going to be happy with these specific stories.) If you're on the fence about something, I whole-heartedly encourage you to go for it. I am pretty easy to please and will almost certainly love anything that doesn't include any of my do-not-wants. I would be equally thrilled with fic from any of my requested fandoms. I multi-ship so I'm probably going to fine with all pairings etc. you write unless I've indicated otherwise elsewhere in my letter or sign-up. Some of my requests are repeat requests so please feel free to check out my yuletide tag for additional and still-relevant ramblings.
Stuff I like: gen, femslash, het, slash, poly relationships, asexual characters, women being awesome, genderqueer characters, found families, slices of life, competence, passion, magic, food, road trips, wonder, plants, pining, landscapes, world-building, canon-divergent alternate universes
More stuff I like: complicated characters, flawed characters, threesomes that solve
Stuff I'm okay with: holiday stories, canon character death, unhappy endings
Stuff I'm not keen about: pwps, crossovers, a/b/o 'verses, focus on pregnancy, character-bashing
Do not want: onscreen graphic violence, focus on fire/fire-related trauma, unacknowledged abuse, onscreen underage sex, onscreen rape/non-con
Onward to my requests!
Fandom: Dragaera - Steven Brust
Character(s): Teldra (Dragaera)
Request: Please tell me a story about Teldra! Something set in the canon universe would be awesome. I love that canon is so invested in politics and magic and history and epic struggles for the fate of humanity and also sitting down for a good meal with friends. Stories set during the Interregnum and stories set before, during and after Issola are all equally welcome. I love that Teldra is thoughtful and self-possessed and kind and ruthless. I low-key ship her with Vlad and/or Morollan, fwiw. (I've requested this fandom in previous years so please feel free to check out my yuletide tag for more rambling!)
Optional Prompts: Teldra and theatre; Teldra and power structures; Teldra and friendship
Fandom: Dublin Murder Squad Series - Tana French
Character(s): Antoinette Conway, Stephen Moran
Request: Please tell me a story about Conway and Moran and their epic friendship and/or partnership! Something set in the canon universe would be awesome. Down time or squad time are welcome. I love Conway's fierceness and intelligence and I love Moran's canniness and intelligence. I love that it's the two of them against the world sometimes. I don't particularly ship them with each other fwiw. (If you desperately ship them, that's fine; I can deal.)
Optional Prompts: Undercover dating for a job that doesn't lead to feelings; hanging out on a stakeout; Conway and Moran are confronted with more in-universe magic (not metaphors) (okay let them get confronted with metaphors too if you want but I'd prefer the magic to be real)
Fandom: 착한 남자 | The Innocent Man
Character(s): Han Jae-hee
Request: Please tell me a story about Jae-hee! Something set in the canon universe would be awesome. I love that Jae-hee struggles so much between on the one hand self-interest and on the other hand making choices that aren't completely horrible. I ship her with Kang Maru as long as it's a relationship where they are more-or-less equally nice or equally awful, fwiw. (I also ship all permutations of Jae-hee, Seo Eun-gi and Kang Maru.) Stories where Jae-hee redeems herself or stories where she destroys her life and the lives of everyone she knows (except that of her smol son) are pretty equally welcome. (I've requested this fandom in previous years so please feel free to check out my yuletide tag for more rambling!)
Optional prompts: Jae-hee hosts a meal; Jae-hee's work life post-series; Jae-hee takes up a hobby that will also help her achieve her goals
Fandom: Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis
Character(s): Polly Churchill, Merope Ward, Michael Davies (Oxford Time Travel)
Request: Please tell me a story about these ridiculous people and their feelings about each other and their time travel adventures! Something set in the canon universe would be awesome. (Something set when they're all trapped together in 1940s London would be even more awesome.) I love that they're doing the best they can in their various ways and that they have each other to lean on. I ship the three of them with each other but gen or pairing fic would also be welcome. Please no Polly Churchill/Colin Templar. (I've requested this fandom in previous years so please feel free to check out my yuletide tag for more rambling!)
Optional Prompts: reminiscing; wearing each other's clothing; negotiating their relationship (romantic, sexual or otherwise)
Fandom: Vegas Golden Knights RPF
Character(s): Marc-Andre Fleury
Request: Please tell me a story about Flower! Something set around the Vegas team and players would be awesome, whether it takes place in the canon world or goes AU. I love that Flower is a gentle soul trying his best throughout some big changes and that he's surrounded by other people doing the same. I love that he loves what he does and is good at what he does. Gen or ship fic would be equally welcome. (I don't ship Flower with anyone in particular fwiw.) Please no Patrick Kane or past or present Marc Andre-Fleury/Sidney Crosby.
Optional Prompts: soulmark au where the mark indicates you're going to be a Vegas Golden Knight someday; bonding over things that aren't even hockey (what); making a strange new place feel like home
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Character(s): Ekaterin Vorsoisson Vorkosigan
Request: Please tell me a story about Ekaterin! I love that she is creative and resourceful and coming into her own after some hard times. Something set in the canon universe would be awesome. Something focusing on Ekaterin's friendships or career or inner life would be more welcome than something focusing on either of her marriages. My favourite Ekaterin pairing is Ekaterin/Ivan but please don't feel that you need to write this if they're not your jam. (I've requested this fandom in previous years so please feel free to check out my yuletide tag for more rambling!)
Optional Prompts: Ekaterin makes changes to a garden she'd previously designed; exploring Vorbarr Sultana; courting someone's friendship (I really like Ekaterin figuring out what she wants and going after it)
Thank you in advance :D
In conclusion, eeeeeeeee Yuletide!