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Hello, intrepid Yuletide writer! I’m so glad you came to this rather obscure corner of the Internet. I've included a mixture of specific prompts and general likes, so I hope you find something that excites you. If you're already coming into this with an idea you'd love to write, go ahead! But please avoid my do not wants.

I would be thrilled to receive fic in any of these fandoms, so please don't let the uneven section lengths worry you.

I don't particularly use my DW or LJ, but I interact fannishly as sathinfection on Tumblr. My AO3 handle is sath.

general likes:

  • I’m extremely open to different formats! I love the standard close third-person character-centered fanfic, but I’m equally thrilled to receive docufic, interaction fiction, or epistolary works.

  • Science, the uncanny, and uncanny science make up a lot of my interests. I’m into aliens, monsters, eldritch abominations, weird anatomy, robots (particularly androids), field surgery, medicine, experimentation, blood, people grimly coping with injuries whilst soldiering on, xeno, and body horror.

  • Porno! Simmering sexual tension that eventually resolves into great sex. Shipfic overall.
  • Gen and worldbuilding. I really, really love worldbuilding and stacked my requests for it.
  • Doom. Darkness. Looming foreboding. Frozen hellscapes. The crumbling ruins of forgotten empires. Weltschmerz. That sort of feeling you get when you read the Anglo-Saxon poem, The Wanderer. The lone survivor. Vengeance. Blood feuds. Absolute loyalty leading to tragedy. In other words: I’m totally cool with sad endings.
  • On the lighter side, I love humorous stuff too. Classic SF with all its outmoded aesthetics, tropeyness, optimism, and self-indulgence in the fantasy of exploring gorgeously alien worlds and chatting up/romancing new species. People having to negotiate differences in alien/human relationships. I'm a sucker for fantasy worlds as well, with all their years of history and tradition, magic, squabbling nobles, elves... Sworn oaths of fealty! Weird magic. Strange artifacts. SWORDS AND ARMOR. I love swordfighting scenes.
  • I totally dig on OCs, and most of the fandoms I requested pretty much require them.
  • Exploration! Mystery! The unknown! Also: vampires.
  • F/F and M/M.


general do not wants:

  • AUs (i.e. mundane, modern, magical, etc.), except for canon divergence ones. I’m really attached to all of the settings and details of the canons I’ve requested.

  • Noncon and underage. Consent is a stickier (slimier?) issue in xeno situations, so noncon is fine in that case, but I'd still prefer dubious-to-full consent.

  • Kids. Babies. Pregnancy of any sort in anyone. Infantilization.

  • Crossovers and fusions.

  • Fluff. Sickfic.

  • Focus on het relationships or description of m/f sex.

  • BDSM and D/s, especially as a lifestyle.

  • Polyamory.

  • Depression. Self-harm.

  • A/B/O. Heats/ruts in general.

  • Holiday-themed fic.
  • 2nd person POV - but it's 100% fine for IF!

Particular likes and dislikes for sexy stuff, if you’re so inclined:
Likes - emotionally fraught sex, enthusiastic sex, anal, oral, breathplay/choking/asphyxiation, strap-ons, xeno, tentacles (even better: consentacles), biting (particularly if fangs and/or blood-drinking are involved)

Dislikes - rough nipple play, humiliation, rimming, bodily fluids/byproducts other than vaginal lubrication/semen/blood, fisting, kink negotiation, 1st person POV, stuffing/inflation, bestiality, vore, snuff, threesomes/moresomes

The Goblin Emperor (Deret Beshelar, Maia Drazhar)

As soon as Beshelar was introduced, I knew I had to make a Yuletide request. I am a dedicated loyalty kinkster, and while I’m as fond of elaborate court dress, the formal first person, and draping Maia in jewelry as anyone else, I tore through the book eagerly anticipating for Beshelar to get injured while protecting Maia, and I was not disappointed. He really ought to have spent more time on Maia’s lap, although his insistence that he was just FINE and could still perform his duties with a bleeding arm was lovely. I carry a particularly incendiary torch for Beshelar/Maia because grumpy bodyguard reluctant to show how much he cares/earnestly good-hearted and out of his depth virgin emperor is already playing to my interests, but the ‘sworn-to-die-for’ thing really carries it over the top for me.

Although I will eagerly gobble up anything you could think of focused on Beshelar’s loyalty to Maia, I’ve got my share of potential scenarios for them. Explicit sex is very welcome but not required, since I’m gleeful enough to read about undying loyalty.

  • “He imagined losing his virginity under Beshelar’s critical eye” is an actual line from the book that’d be great to run with (although I’m sure Beshelar would not be critical at all), and was the moment when I realized Katherine Addison must be trying to fuck with me PERSONALLY.
  • Maia gets to travel incognito so he can know his people, or deal with a scheme, or solve a mystery, and takes only Cala and Beshelar with him. His nohecharai are forced to treat Maia like an ordinary goblin merchant or break his cover, and Beshelar is utterly scandalized and thrown off guard enough that sexy things end up happening.
  • Fuck or die/sex pollen. Whether you want to go with the ‘bad guys make them do it’ route or use some magical or medical or any other sort of deus ex machina that requires a curative application of dick, I don’t care. You can put in all the angst and misery you want while it’s going on, but I would really enjoy a hopeful resolution and realization of shared feelings afterwards. Non-angsty sex pollen/situation where Maia and/or Beshelar need to get banged is also great, though! I am a sucker for this trope.


While I’m normally all for sad endings, I’d prefer that nothing ends in tragedy in this fandom. Feel free to bang Beshelar up all you want, but don’t kill him off.


Jug Face (The Pit Monster)


The setting of this movie fascinates me. I love rural Appalachian communities and some of the localized beliefs that spring up in isolation, and sacrificing people to a pit monster is certainly a winner for unique concepts. I really enjoyed how despite the story's embrace of 'hillbilly' tropes - such as brother/sister incest, strange religion, insularity, strong accents - the movie never seemed to be making fun of the characters, and I'd like a story that's equally respectful of the culture.

I’d love something exploring the community’s history and religious life, particularly how the worship of the Pit began (perhaps the narrative of the priest, who was the first to be sacrificed?), the nature of the pit monster itself, or the experiences of the sculptors. Another possibility would be outsider documents about the Pit, such as a journal/magazine article, academic notes, or the testimony of someone who escaped the community.

If you live in the U.S., Jug Face is currently available on Netflix!


Star Control II (Any)


This game was my very first introduction to sci fi and hot, blue women. I absolutely adore its mix of space opera and humor. There’s so much about the game that’s either completely absurd (Frungy!) or cool (the Ur-Quan). I’ll be so happy to see any fic whatsoever written for the game, whether it’s fleshing out narrative holes or going into more detail about any of the alien races. I’m not particularly attached to the maleness of the Captain; I think if the game were released now the player would probably get to choose the Captain’s gender, so if you’d like to make the Captain a woman, you have my eager approval (though I've got nothing against a male Captain). F!Captain/Talana epic alien lesbian space romance would be completely awesome. Exploring the domestic M!Captain/Talana implied by the ending is not something I'd be interested in.


Some story possibilities:

  • The neo-Dynarri/Talking Pet wrestling with the Captain’s mind. Feel free to go as humorous or as dark as you want with this.

  • Expanding upon anything promised in the credits, but especially the neo-Dynarri’s idea for a sequel (“It will have action! It will have drama! It will have gratuitous alien sex scenes!”), OR the Yehat’s screenplay.

  • What happened to the Androsynth? I’d love to see the Captain find Bukowski’s notes, or a narrative from the Androsynth over their last days.

  • The POV of Kzer-Za or Kohr-Ah. Hell, you could even write about them having a passionate romance. I’d be into it.

  • Fwiffo’s POV of everything that he ran from during the course of the game. All the exciting events he didn’t witness because he was too busy hiding.

  • XENO. Go wild and have yourself a great time because I’m so ready. Captain/Your Alien of Choice. I don’t consider Talana to count as xeno though, since she’s basically a human with blue skin. If you decide to make Talana far more alien beneath her commander-kini, though, it would be very welcome. There are hints in the game that the Syreen weren’t so typically human after all, what with the monster growl during the sex scene.

  • Syreen worldbuilding. The handling of the Syreen in the game was very male-gazey, so I’d love to see a more nuanced, non-sexist take on Talana and her role in SC2. Perhaps the Syreen found Unzervalt and the Flagship, instead of the humans? How did Talana rise to her position? Anything exploring the aspects of Syreen culture mentioned in the game would be interesting.
  • What sorts of things did Commander Hayes get up to while Earth was under the slave shield? What kinds of off-screen struggles did he have keeping the Captain supplied? What was it like when a dozen Pkunk started wandering around the ship, insisting of giving fortunes to some visiting Supox? Alien management must have been something he wasn't prepared for. I'd totally love Captain/Hayes slash as well, particularly if it reads like Heinlein/Asimov/any of the classically 'manly' SF authors decided to go for gay.


The Ultronomicon wiki is a great resource, as well as all the Let's Plays on Youtube..

Sunless Sea (The Captain)

What better setting for a tale of exploration and terror than the Unterzee?  I love the environment of Sunless Sea, as well as all the characters we get brief glimpses of—particularly the Wistful Deviless. I’m not picky at all when it comes to subject matter for this canon. Do you want to explore a particular port? Do you want to write about a Zee Captain’s crew mutinying? Cannibalism? F!Zee Captain/Wistful Deviless after she gives the Deviless her soul? M!Zee Captain/Irrepressible Cannoneer + explosions? F!Captain/delightful OFC or female crewmate of your choice? Xeno (romantic or otherwise)? This is a canon where I’d love docufic/metanarrative in the form of ship’s journals, scientific notes (a scientist Zee Captain would be a delight), or a Zee Story told by a lone survivor or a hard-on-her-luck Zee Captain. Captains struggling with the madness of zailing the Zee are welcome. I’m also a huge fan of all the doomed (and successful!) polar expeditions near the turn of the 20th century, and the voyages of the Fram, so if you’re inspired to write about trekking or zailing through the far frozen North, I’d love it.

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Hello, and thank you for writing for me! This is only my second Yuletide, so I'm still excited by this whole process. I'm sath on AO3 if you want to poke around my profile. 

Here’s a few basic likes and dislikes:
 
Likes: character-driven fic, genfic, sexyfic, medfet, humor, sadness, science, robots, xeno, medicine, surgery, and women being complicated 
 
Dislikes: dubcon, noncon, kidfic, children, babies, AUs, crossovers, fluff, issue!fic, a/b/o, kink negotiation, BDSM, misogynistic language (even when period and situation appropriate), romanticizing self-harm, and infantilization. I'd prefer no pairings unless otherwise stated.

I don't use DW/LJ much, so if you'd like to get a better idea of who you're writing for, visit my tumblr.

I've included a mixture of specific and general prompts, gen and porn, so I hope you find something you like. If you're already coming into this with an idea you'd love to write, go ahead! But please respect my DNWs. 

A Young Doctor's Notebook - Young Doctor, Older Doctor

I'm a huge, huge, medical geek, and I devoured Chekhov's stories when I was younger, so when I found out that there was actually a show with Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm playing the same country Russian doctor with lots of despairing Bulgakov references, I pretty much shrieked. 

I will be thrilled to read anything from this show that has a balance of horror, humor, and medicine. I enjoy the doctor's dynamics with the other characters, so feel free to include them (but please no explicit scenes between the doctor and Pelageya). Surgery would be fantastic, particularly if the doctor had to perform trepanation (where the skull is opened up to release pressure on the brain and fish out bone fragments). 

Possible ailments the doctor could treat: fistula, congenital syphilis, horrifying tumors

Also you could totally write selfcest if you wanted. I would be totally down with selfcest. They could play doctor! 

Something that occurred to me after finishing the second season (which isn't available on Netflix, so don't feel pressured at all to write anything based off the second season!) is that I'd love to read something from the older doctor's perspective. SPOILER ALERT: What happens to him after he loses his job? 

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein - Julie, Maddie

I rarely cry, but I cried over this book. Julie and Maddie's friendship broke my heart. 

I would love to read fix-it with these two. Julie escapes from the truck! Maddie embraces her! Later, they hold each other and fingerbang into the night. Seriously: porn with these two, particularly porn where Julie is safely back in England, would be fantastic. I don't normally go for happy endings or domestic fic, but it'd be fantastic to read something like that for Julie/Maddie. If you don't want to write femslash for them but would rather write gen fix-it, that'd be great too. 

If you'd like, you could take a medical approach to Julie's survival. It's possible to survive a shot in the head! This is a little weird, but bear with me here: Julie recovering from traumatic brain injury. I'd like her to still be mostly functional (not bedridden, still largely able to take care of herself, and with no loss of intelligence), but dealing with the short-term memory problems, and the potential physical and cognitive changes.  This link has an excellent guide to what can happen after a brain injury. 

If you don't feel up to fix-it, writing one of Julie's successful missions in the past would be really interesting - I love spies. An investigation of her youth in Scotland would also be a good idea - I genuinely love character studies and am always happy to receive them. 

Robot Series - Isaac Asimov - Elijah Baley, R. Daneel Olivaw 

My favorite thing about the Robot series was how Asimov would twist the Three Laws into a new mystery for each book. I'd love to read an exploration of the three laws - not even necessarily as a mystery! Fic that highlights robotic differences in Daneel's thinking and physicality would be a plus. 

I ship Baley/Daneel pretty intensely, and would appreciate reading anything slashy between them (explicit or otherwise). If you go the explicit route, anything that plays up Daneel being a robot would be perfect. 

I am a massive fan of Golden Age sci-fi, so pulp-styled adventures would be awesome to read about since Asimov's own style was pretty restrained. Feel free to get ridiculous! Baley and Daneel end up stranded on a strange planet with aliens that make them do it (dubcon is ok in this scenario). Baley and Daneel become farmers on Ganymede. Baley and Daneel are kidnapped by space Amazons, escape and land somewhere like the Venus of Heinlein's Space Cadet. OFCs who subvert 50s SF tropes would be wonderful, as long as they're not romantic interests.

In the Flesh - Simon Monroe, Victor Halperin

This show hits my zombie and medical kinks hard. I've always liked more cerebral approaches to zombies - how would they work, how would society be changed, and In the Flesh nails it. I particularly liked how the second series explored the origins of neurotryptyline and Halperin and Weston's experimentation on the undead. I'd love to read fic that goes into more detail about PDS and Simon's time in Norfolk. 

Documentary fic is one of my favorite genres. What would a medical journal article about PDS look like? What might Halperin or Weston's clinical notes have looked like while they were experimenting on Simon? A magazine article about PDS would also be great. You could expand on how other countries reacted to PDS - a fake documentary like World War Z chronicling the Rising and the reintegration of the undead back into society. 

There's also the option of shameless medfet/necrophilia porn with Simon and Halperin (or Weston). This is an exception to my dubcon and noncon dislike, since Simon's not in a position to give consent while he's in Norfolk. We really don't know much about Halperin, other than that he thinks PDS is supernatural (and he also might be the Undead Prophet, according to some fan theories). So how about Simon/Halperin with lots of body worship and fetishizing of death? Alternatively, if you don't feel like Halperin or are more inspired by Weston, Weston/Simon would also be fantastic. In that case, I'd rather a scenario where Simon wanted the sex, and felt that Weston cared for him (and that Weston thought he cared for Simon, as well). The more Weston can't separate how he feels about Simon as an experiment and as a person, the better. Including experimentation/clinical aspects is a massive plus with either pairing.

If you don't want to experiment with the nuts and bolts of PDS, I'd love to read backstory fic about Simon as he was just getting out of Norfolk and becoming involved with the ULA. Did his personality change a lot after death? I think the show hinted that the ULA gave Simon a purpose that was lacking when he was alive. How did Simon reconcile who he was before the Rising with who he became? Feel free to include flashbacks to when Simon was still alive, but I'd rather that wasn't the focus on the fanfic. 

Have a merry Yuletide, dear writer!

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