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Whoops! Sorry I left this blank for so long. With the holidays, I just forgot about filling this out before the 28th.

In general my favorite yuri series have been the walking-slowly-is-preferred-here MariMite/Aoi Hana/Aria sort of shows, but I also do enjoy the shameless gay romps of, say, Strawberry Panic (because my taste is not always good, lol)

Smut wise I'd suggest reading, say, Maka Maka if you're going to do anything explicit (which is hardly required but if you feel like it do that) ; Maka Maka's sex is largely about the interaction of the characters and that's why I enjoy it so much (that and the art is just so pretty in its full color glory).

Fluff wise I tend to prefer shorter things. I really like a good fic with some rockiness to a relationship; I just eat up the tension of things like that (Consider looking for the Ace Attorney Franziska/Adrian fic 'Follow The Fool' for a great example).  Aria is a good example of the kind of fluff I like, slow slice of lifey stuff with a warm healing sort of feel and a little bit of humor.

Humorwise, if you've played Persona 4, then use Persona 4's anti-climactic goofy sense of humor for the P4 prompt. Otherwise I do like that, but I also like cynicism (Lewis Black, for instance), dry humor, and a lot of sketch comedy (mostly Mitchell & Webb, SMBC Theater & Loading Ready Run).  Something just outrageously silly like Iono-sama Fanatics was also a great read for me.

On to specifics...



Utena: I really first wanted an Utena/Juri ship the first time that Juri had that confrontation with Utena where she ultimately tried to take Utena's ring from her.  There's something about the way the way that Juri looked at Utena that was so very passionate; angry, yet perhaps fascinated at times. She was very vexed. Utena doesn't have to reciprocate; Juri not having nice things is pretty typical. Do what you want in that regard.

I think one of the reasons I like them is that they are, in a number of respects, rather similar; they're both strong female characters with a sense of nobility to them, and they can both offer each other quite a bit. Juri gets someone to melt the ice queen a little, and Utena gets someone who, when not upset, is well grounded and can reel her in on the rare occassions that she really needs it.



Persona 4: My springboard is really all that I have to say here.  I would love to get the fic where they finally get something official going on;those two are so married.



Nanoha: There's a very dry, but a bit warm feel (if tinted with a wry sense of humor on Signum's part and a silly one on Shamal's part). I wouldn't say there's anything truly going on here. Actually what might be funny is if Hayate or Vita teased them about seeming like a mom-dad sort of couple, and then Shamal and Signum perhaps reflect on their partnership (perhaps under the light of "we've never really been allowed to lead peaceful lives before ; is there something that could happen now?"



Fate/Stay Night: I know Shirou being dead in my prompt is a downer, but he sacrificed himself in a noble manner,and I'd really prefer not-angst from Rin and Saber. Especially from Saber. Saber is just so not ever allowed to have nice things. So please set this further down the line, perhaps around Rin's next birthday, or just for a silly thing Rin taking Saber out for shopping and to eat and maybe a cinema. Hell. What if Shirou's date advice for dating Saber that he gets from Rin in the Fate path ends up being something Rin applies for herself with Saber?

Alternatively, something more introspective, where one finds themselves wondering what to do about the fact that they're noticing an attraction to the other. Perhaps because of Mitsuzuri pointing it out to one them.




Ultimately, I want you to enjoy what you're writing as much as I want to enjoy reading it.  Thank you so much for participating!
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Let me level with you, about half of this letter is literally copy pasted from last year's.

With that out of the way now, I want to thank you in advance for participating in Yuletide this year; I'm looking forward to whatever you write me. I'm not going to say I'm fine with my preferences being ignored outright, but be sure to do something you'll enjoy writing. <3

Now I go and make myself sound like a hypocrite by giving some more details on the kinds of things I like. Really, I mean it when I say I want you to enjoy writing this, so please feel free to compromise between your preferences and mine. In general, I hope you find the following not just telling of my tastes, but also perhaps something that primes the creative pump.

Since it could apply to all of this, humorwise I'm rather flexible. I like snarky dialogue and lampshading. My favorite comedians are Louis CK and Louis Black. I'm also a fan of Homestar Runner and Loading Ready Run.

If you're writing Nanoha or MariMite, then you'll know I requested yuri; I enjoy well written smut, but I prefer porn with some plot, even if it's purely character driven. For instance, I adore Maka Maka because it's about the characters, their relationships and emotions, and communication. I can actually give a really concrete example of the kind of yuri I like for Nanoha: go hunt down Magical Lyrical Ganbaru Subaru or Magical Lyrical Ganbaru Tiana by ren'ai mangaka. I like the general feel of all those very much.

Another example of the kind of romantic writing I enjoy, besides MariMite in general, would be the Franziska/Adrian (Ace Attorney or Phoenix Wright or Gyakuten Saiban fandom) fic, Follow the Fool. In general, I don't really want pure fluff; some apprension or disagreement on someone's part makes things more interesting if you ask me. (I doubt you've read it, but my absolute favorite romance stories in visual novels are from Crescendo.Also, I adore Aoi Hana for treating lesbianism far more realistically than most anime. I enjoyed Strawberry Panic in a shameless, guilty pleasure sort of way, but please don't write that (though I might accept a lawl lesbian romp for Nanoha)

My Bakemonogatari request is ... a bit different.  I sort of want it to be awfulmazing. I just can't imagine Kanbaru writes very good yaoi. A fic inside a fic with a male cardboard cut out of Kanbaru and a male cardboard cut out of Senjougahara in some ridiculous and/or cliche yaoi manga scenario would be spectacular to me.  In fact, I think i it was read by Senjougahara, and she interrupted with her own internal monologue? That could be pretty hilarious.  That said I don't want to ask for too much work; just her reaction to finding Kanbaru's thinly veiled fantasy fulfillment could be hilarious.

As for my Fate/Extra request, the prompt I gave you was just one idea I had. I also entertained the idea of Nero just lavishly bossing people around and enjoying a day of luxury, or unveiling a piece of art, but nothing jumped out at me so much as the one that I ultimately put in.  It's not online any more, but if you've ever read it, the whole idea of the play vaguely reminds me of Slayers: Hamlet, in which Zelgadis tried to do a production of Hamlet, and it went spectacularly wrong.

And despite what I said above about porn without plot, I'd also honestly just accept Rin/Saber porn without plot in Sakura's nurses office. >.>

P.S.
Yes, this is an RP journal; I haven't updated my personal journal in years.
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Dear Yuletide Author~

First things first, I want to thank you in adnvance participating in Yuletide this year; I'm looking forward to whatever you write me. I'm not going to say I'm fine with my preferences being ignored outright, but be sure to do something you'll enjoy writing. <3

Now I go and make myself sound like a hypocrite by giving some more details on the kinds of things I like. Really, I mean it when I say I want you to enjoy writing this, so please feel free to compromise between your preferences and mine. In general, I hope you find the following not just telling of my tastes, but also perhaps something that primes the creative pump.

Since it could apply to all of this, humorwise I'm rather flexible. I like snarky dialogue and lampshading. My favorite comedians are Louis CK and Louis Black. I'm also a fan of Homestar Runner and Loading Ready Run.

If you're writing Nanoha or MariMite, then you'll know I requested yuri; I enjoy well written smut, but I prefer porn with some plot, even if it's purely character driven. For instance, I adore Maka Maka because it's about the characters, their relationships and emotions, and communication. I can actually give a really concrete example of the kind of yuri I like for Nanoha in the form of a couple of translated doujin from ren'ai mangaka's Lyrical Magical series. I like the general feel of all those very much.

Another example of the kind of romantic writing I enjoy, besides MariMite in general, would be the Franziska/Adrian (Ace Attorney or Phoenix Wright or Gyakuten Saiban fandom) fic, Follow the Fool. In general, I don't really want pure fluff; some apprension or disagreement on someone's part makes things more interesting if you ask me. (I doubt you've read it, but my absolute favorite romance stories in visual novels are from Crescendo.) Also, I adore Aoi Hana for treating lesbianism far more realistically than most anime. I enjoyed Strawberry Panic in a shameless, guilty pleasure sort of way, but please don't write that (though I might accept a lawl lesbian romp for Nanoha)



If you got my Claymore request, that's yuri optional, really. I do ship Helen/Deneve as much as I can ship any Claymore with anything other than their job. As slice of life goes I enjoyed things like Aria, Maria-sama ga Miteru, and Also, once again, I adore Aoi Hana.

If you're writing this story, you can pretty much do whatever you want. I have my own thoughts, but I'm curious to see a 'what if' AU where the characters were able to live normal lives, and what an interesting day in their lives might be. Ask yourself "What kind of day would be interesting and indicative of their lives, whatever they may be?" If you're going to write romance or smut, though, please go check up on the stuff I talked about above, because that talks about my preferences in that vein. If you want to imagine, idk, Deneve or Helen as some kind of prize fighter or detective something I have some details for you below in the Raidou Kuzunoha section. If you want to stick to traditional slice of life though you can stop reading here if you want (I realize I'm tl;dr a lot).



As for Raidou Kuzunoha, you've got free reign with how pulp action or how mystery you want it to be, but I'd like it to be one or the other, if not both. I highly recommend watching the first episode(A Study in Pink) of Sherlock on PBS website (it's available online until December 7th). That's very indicative of the kind of mystery I like. As for pulp action, well Raidou gives you that pretty solidly, but that's not prose, so here's something from Fate/Stay Night, which I think has well done combat prose.

"It is the return of legends. In this forest filled with the morning mist, the two shadows clash without ceasing. Berserker is just overwhelming. If his horizontal blow is a whirlwind, his descending blow is a waterfall. If Saber takes such an attack, it would prove fatal even for her. Saber repels such attacks straight on without faltering. Against storm-like blows, she deflects with all her might. If she doesn't, she will be slashed in half along with her sword

The continuous sound of clashing. Their ranges are different. Their speeds are different. Their strengtsh remaining are too different. The only thing posible for Saber is to smash her sword into the unavoidable attack and stop it ...
"

Oh oh. Bonus points if the Raidou fic is written in 2nd person, as if the reader is Raidou Kuzunoha. <33

I apologize for being so long winded. I really appreciate the time you've spent reading this, and if you're interested to check out the things I've linked you, I hope you enjoy them. More importantly, I hope you write something you enjoy writing.

P.S.
Yes, this is an LJRP journal; I haven't updated my personal journal in years, so I used this instead.
airgeargaigar: (Out of it)
[Private, hackable]
It's weird. I think I'm getting used to losing people... I'm getting over it so much more easily than I used to, but somehow that makes me sad.

But I'm okay. I'll manage somehow.  I always manage to brighten up when it's not on my mind...

If nothing else, at least I finally have some peace and quiet.
[/Private]
airgeargaigar: (CRYING)
*Subaru has been gone without a word for hours. Once again, she's out at the beach at night.*

[Private; hackable]
Nanoha, Fate, Vivio... They're gone... I'm the only one here now. I'm not sure what to think... I... I guess I'm glad they don't have to be separated again, but... I wish even one of them were still here. Then I wouldn't feel so alone.

I feel like it's always me. Heather, Agrias... Nanoha's done this twice now... but Fate... every time she was here to help me. It's weird... I think we were closer here than we ever were at home... why is it always me who's still here? Why can't I go home yet?
[/private]

*Carrying through the distance of the quiet wilderness comes a shrill scream and a nigh thunderous crashing as she begins to beat out her frustration on what was before a rather large rock*

((1% stocked memories spent on details of her relation to Fate Testarossa; 2% remaining))
airgeargaigar: (That smarts...)
((OoC: Subaru's power is mind reading.  She will read surface thoughts of characters involuntarily if they are within 20' of her.  Line of sight is required to identify who the source of the thought is.  If characters speak with her in person rather than in the journals, please include their thoughts during the duration of the event.  If you would like to have Subaru pick up random thoughts for the hell of it, go right ahead.  She is presently in the woods avoiding people.))

[Private; hackable]
I had a pretty bad morning.  When I woke up, it was so noisy.  It was like being in a crowd, but there was no one around but Erk, and he was asleep.

I panicked.  It wasn't even until I got out to the woods, and it was finally quiet, that I realized it was more like everyone was sending me messages with telepathy, and I couldn't block it out.  What's going on?

I feel a lot better here by myself... at least I've calmed down...



The other day, I was, well, indirectly, talking about Heather.  I still miss her, and right now thinking about her when I'm... um, a little upset and unsettled I guess? ... it brings back some sting and ... makes me realize it is kinda lonely out here in the woods, but, when I was talking about her, I was smiling the entire time.  A real smile, too.

I can't just stay here.  I rushed out without a thing I would need to do that.  I don't even own a sleeping bag.  What am I gonna do...?
[/Private]

I had a really weird dream last night.  There was like... a moving statue.  I guess it was a golem?  But it was a mint chocolate chip ice cream golem, but it was kinda shaped like... umm... and I ended up licking it, and at some point, it became strawberry or something and started chasing around Erk.  Do dreams really have meanings?  I don't know... what would a dream like that mean anyway?

... whatever.  I'm calling in sick today.  I need some time to straighten out... something on my mind.
airgeargaigar: (FOODS)
Hmmm...

... Hmmm...

Hmmm.

I wonder what I should make for the cooking contest.  I mean, the prize is pretty cool, right?  It'd be nice to win.

I wonder who the judges are going to be... maybe I could--Oh jeez, listen to me.  Wouldn't that be kinda like cheating?  Guess I can't do that.  Oh well.
airgeargaigar: (I love you Ixipellia)
So it's weird.  I don't know why I got back what I did, because I can't shake the feeling it isn't mine.  I mean, I don't need a motorcycle when I've got my buddy, Mach Caliber with me.

In fact, I think it might have belonged to Tea, who I remembered something about.  Yep, I remembered the first time we met.   We were room mates during training with the TSAB.

Until now I didn't remember it, but she's actually older than me by a year.  I think it's fitting.  In fact, she's so grumpy and scary sometimes it's like she's WAY older than me, but she's really nice on the inside.

[Filtered to Erk]
Hey, umm... I kinda want to become a better dancer...

((1% on meeting Teana Lanster))
airgeargaigar: (Concern)
A ball, huh?  I wonder if I should go.  It sure seems like they're encouraging us to.

But I can't really dance.  Well, there was that one time.

[Private; hackable]

Hehe, I remember dancing with Heather.  Even though it makes me feel a little sad inside, I'm happy it happened.  But I don't know how to dance.  She was the one who knew what we were doing, so... I don't really know if I can go to a dance by myself, and I'm not sure I want to, but then again, memories.
[/Hackable]

[Filtered to Fate]
Fate!  You should go to the ball with Nanoha.
airgeargaigar: (Default)
So, did anyone else change this week?  If you ask me, I think all this stuff lately seemed like pretty harmless fun.

I'm going to go buy some flowers today.  Does anyone know a good florist?

By the way, the One Electronic is gone now... I think he did something great by putting that monumet there.  Someone should take up that work, right?
airgeargaigar: (Default)
Huh, there's a lot of funny stuff going on lately, huh?  It looks like fun at least.  I wonder what I looked like when I was a kid, or what I'll look like when I grow up more.  Who knows, maybe I'll get to find out.

Speaking of growing up, Taiga?  How are you?  Are you eating alright?  You need to eat well or you won't grow up properly~

Oh, and Erk, thanks again for finding my journal!
airgeargaigar: (Neutral smile)
Taiiigaaa, how are you?  You should come see me~  I made brownies.

In fact, I made a lot of brownies, so if you want some, just come by knock.  Oh, well, try and do it like maybe in the early evening?  Not too late.  I don't live alone, you know.

[Private; Hackable]
... I'm feeling just a bit better than before even lately, but I'm not sure... am I feeling better, really?  Or am I just getting more used to it...?

I want to say it doesn't matter, but when I think about it, the idea of being less lonely because you're more used to being lonely is sad.
airgeargaigar: (That smarts...)
[Private; hackable]

... things are slowly getting better, or at least they were.  I don't know.  I feel stuck in the middle of nowhere now.

I think I put it well when Erk asked how I am... I'm lonely when I think about Heather... and I think about her a lot.

I never had to work at being happy.  Lately all I can do is be just a little happy, and that's only when I can keep my mind off of Heather.  But that's a little better than before... right?

... and also... without Heather around, sometimes I find myself wanting to... wait, someone might be able to read this!

[Still private; A little harder to hack]
... I have, um... hungers I never used to, and my heart just feels heavier.  I feel more guarded ever since she left.  It's the same feeling as when you're fighting, but you're afraid to fight... you get slow, your body feels a size too small for heart, throwing everything off... and at the same time, I feel like I have more 'life experience' or something, I guess...

... but that doesn't make me happier either.

I guess I feel a little bit older.  ... I wonder if that's how it is...
airgeargaigar: (GLOMP)
ATTENTION MY HAREM--

Wait, what happened?  I totally had a harem for a while like mive months ago or something!  *checks the list* Man, like at least half of them have left.  And the other half is flat chested.  Why did I even let them in?

OH WHATEVER.  GIRLS, I HAVE MASSAGE OIL TWISTER~<3
airgeargaigar: (Bloody heart)
*After being stuck inside a room for a week, huddling for warmth, well... Subaru felt like two things: one was she felt like going outside, and the other was even in the middle of the night, it didn't feel very cold right now compared to before.*

*She sat out at the beach on the sand, looking at the stars and listening to the sound of the sea.  It made her feel small, and insignificant, but just a little bit, it made her problems feel that way too.  No matter how much things had changed for her, the world didn't care.  It was always the same for it.*

*That didn't really make her feel any better though.  She still wanted to just go home already.  Lately, she felt like she was just counting the days until she got to leave.*

*Absent mindedly, she tried to skip rocks.  It was pretty hard to do on moving water, though.*

*For a moment, she wondered which was wider: the sky,or the sea.*
airgeargaigar: (CRYING)
((OoC note: This is forward dated to next Friday))

[Private;easily hackable]

... it's not even just Heather.  Sanaki's gone too?

Heather, Sanaki... Nanoha...

... it really is so unfair.  I ... hate it.  I won't accept this!  I don't want to accept this!  I... I...

I don't have a choice... do I?

I miss the people who leave here... I miss the people back home... What's the point?  Why are we here?  Why do we have to deal with this?  I just want to forget all about everyone I've lost.  Just take my memories away again already!

... but thinking about not remembering any of it again just seems even sadder.

I just know... I'm never going to see Heather again... but I wanna see Heather...

I wanna see Nanoha... I wanna see Ginga... I wanna see Teana...

... I'm... I'm sorry to anyone I might leave behind... but...

... I just want to go home already.
airgeargaigar: (I love you Ixipellia)
Huh, I can't find my own name.  I wonder what it means...

*Subaru is sitting around outside on the grass, near some flowers, reading a rather thick and not picture looking book: a name dictionary.  She is also wearing her barrier jacket for the first time in weeks, finally having 'found' it'*

*absent mindedly, she's writing a list of names her journal*

Alina
Ava
(Re)becca
Hailey
Aiyana

*the list keeps growing*
airgeargaigar: (-.-)
*slowly waking up and rubbing her eyes* Scruffles...  Scruffles?  Can you fetch my slippers...?

*Scruffles, her dog, comes over to Subaru and jumps onto the bed, holding a comic and a tattered 'to/from' tag in her mouth.  The tag once read 'to Agrias, from Renge' but now only Agrias' name is legible.*

... um, I don't think these are my slippers... what is this...?

*Subaru takes the comic and begins to read a story about a knight and her princess, both of whom look very familiar until at one point she turns a page and blushes brightly*

EH!?!
airgeargaigar: (baw)
[Private; hackable]
Nanoha's gone...

... I... sort of remember something.  I was really young, and there was this big fire.  I got separated from my sister at some point and... and... I was crying alone in a burning building...

... there was this tall statue of a woman there and... I guess maybe the stone was starting to crumble from the heat or something... I don't really know, but it started falling down towards me and... then everything goes blank.  Maybe I lost consciousness?  It couldn't have hit me though... there's no way I could've lived if it fell on me.  Have I just not remembered yet?  Or can I not remember?  Maybe it's trauma...

... the next thing I remember is waking up in a hospital the next day.  I was okay really, and... and so was my sister... and all I remember was that I knew I was saved by someone in the TSAB... Takamachi Nanoha.

... I don't know why, but something in me changed then.  She became my hero... I wanted to be just like her...

... *sniffle* I shouldn't be sad... it's not like she's dead.  Heroes never die... and she's gone home... where she can keep protecting people...

... I think I kind of understand how Agrias feels now, maybe.  I mean, I don't remember anything I really need to be doing back home right now, but... are there people I should be protecting elsewhere?  ... yes.... no...

... maybe?

... it's not like someone else probably  isn't doing my job my for me.  I do meaningful things here, don't I?  ... I work at a school... isn't that good...?
[/Private]

Everyone, thank you for the gifts.  I'm sorry I don't sound more grateful right now, I am...

... I just have some stuff on my mind...

((2% on Takamachi Nanoha and the fire when she was a child; 3% remaining))
airgeargaigar: (wibbling)
*Subaru is crying happy tears* Oh, I'm so relieved... I remembered something great... my sister is okay!  In fact, umm... it's weird 'cause there are gaps in my memory, but the people who kidnapped her...

... who I was fighting... um, sorta ended up being adopted into my family or something?  I didn't see that coming... it's really strange to think about how it might have happened, but, it makes sense to me.  Ginga was teaching them about a lot of stuff too, or something.

WOAH!  That means I have like ... a half dozen adopted sisters!?  Are they like little sisters or big sisters or... maybe they vary from each one... this is so weird to think about...

... it's kinda happy though.

... wait, I don't remember owning these clothes...

(1% on the rest of her fight with Ginga, 1% on post StrikerS Ginga, 1% on post StrikerS numbers, 1% on transformation sequence)

((Subaru's barrier jacket has turned back into her military uniform; she remembers how to transform now, but not especially that she can do it.  Mach Caliber could point it out at some point maybe, so now she's in her room looking for her barrier jacket, making a mess))
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