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Dear Yuletide Writer (subject to change until signups end)
Perry the Musketeer
radondoran
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hello! Thank you for writing a story for me. It's so exciting that we're both interested in one of these tiny fandoms! This will be, gosh, my fourth year doing Yuletide, and writing my Yuletide assignment has come to be one of the highlights of the year for me. I hope you have just as much fun filling my prompt this year. I'm writing this letter just to give you some more ideas if you want them--and because I love this opportunity to ramble on about the small fandoms of my heart--and I hope you get some inspiration out of it if that's what you're looking for. But please, feel free to ignore all this and just write a story that you like and enjoy writing. I will seriously be so thrilled to read anything about the characters I requested.

My requests were these:

Arsène Lupin - Maurice Leblanc (Narrator)Collapse )

Oz - L. Frank Baum (Shaggy Man)Collapse )

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Ricky Owens/Professor Pericles)Collapse )

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What else do I like, in general? I like lots of things! I'm a big fan of fanfic that really draws on canon, pastiching the voice of the source material or expanding on little details from canon. I like a story with a plot, but I also like short pieces, and I don't mind stories where nothing really happens--I'm a big fan of stories that are mostly just talking. (Like, I love Asimov, haha.) I like character studies, vignettes, missing scenes, whatever. I like to find out interesting little details about even the most mundane topics. I like adventure, dialogue, humor, hurt/comfort, language, mystery, science, slice-of-life, trivia, UST, wordplay, &c.

I'm not religious, but I do celebrate Christmas--I love the decorating, the carols, the shopping, the spirit of good will... So I would not object to a Christmastime-themed story if you wanted to write one.

I'm not really interested in reading explicit sex. I'm not a big fan of character death, characters having children, or transplant AUs--basically, I like it when the status quo remains more or less intact.

If you're looking for more information about me, I don't maintain much of a presence of LiveJournal or Dreamwidth, but I'm reasonably active on tumblr. There's also my account at the AO3, and I keep my fanfic bookmarks (and general bookmarks) on Pinboard. Feel free to poke around.

Optional details are, of course, optional. Most of all I hope you have a good time writing a story that you like, and I'm sure I'll love it too! Whatever you come up with, it will be so great to read a story in any of these fandoms. Thanks again, and happy Yuletide!
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Perry the Musketeer
radondoran
So I've been using tumblr for the past few days. It's pretty fun! Mostly I'll probably be posting silly/insubstantial things related to media, and so far it's been almost entirely Phineas and Ferb stuff. If anybody is interested in keeping up with me, I'm certain to update there more than I do here.

Somewhat predictably, I'm at radondoran.tumblr.com.

Dear Yuletide Writer...
yuletide
radondoran
Dear Yuletide Writer:

Hi there! Nice to meet you. Thank you for writing a story for me. It's so cool that we share one of these tiny fandoms. This is my third year doing Yuletide; I've had a great time writing in the past and am looking forward to it this year. I hope you have fun filling one of my prompts this Yuletide, too! I'm writing this letter in case you want to look for more ideas--and because I enjoy the opportunity to ramble on and on about the books and shows I like--but, seriously, please take whatever you like from all this and write the story you want to write. I will be completely happy to read anything about the characters I requested.

What do I like, in general? I like lots of different things! I like fanfic that imitates the voice and style of the source material. Stories that explore or expand on elements from canon. I like plot, but I also love short pieces: missing scenes, vignettes, character studies--whatever. I like to find out interesting little details about even the most mundane topics. I like adventure, dialogue, humor, hurt/comfort, language, mystery, science, slice-of-life, trivia, UST, wordplay, &c.

I'm not interested in reading explicit sex. I'm not a big fan of character death, characters having children, or AUs--basically, I like it when the status quo remains more or less intact.

My requests were these:

Arsène Lupin - Maurice Leblanc (Narrator)Collapse )

Lucky Starr - Isaac Asimov (John Bigman Jones)Collapse )

Phineas and Ferb (Major Monogram)Collapse )

Scènes de la vie de Bohème | Bohemians of the Latin Quarter - Henri Murger (Carolus Barbemuche/Gustave Colline)Collapse )

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Anyway, those are some of my thoughts about these fandoms. If you're looking for more information about me, I'm afraid I don't really maintain much of a presence on LiveJournal, but feel free to poke around. My fanfiction is on the AO3, and I've got some drabbles/commentfic bookmarked on my Delicious. Here are bookmarks of some fanfics I like.

Optional details are, as always, optional. I hope you have a good time writing a story that you like, and I'm sure I'll love it too! Whatever ideas you come up with, it will be wonderful to read anything in any of these fandoms.

Thanks again, and happy Yuletide!
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15-minute ficlet (Powell and Donovan)
Star Trek - space hippie freaks
radondoran
Response to Word #174 at 15_minute_fic:

Powell and Donovan (Asimov), 137 words, GCollapse )

Spaceforsaken. Yeah, I don't know. That doesn't even make sense. But even now I'm having a hard time thinking of any adjectival future swears from Asimov's work. It's mostly interjections: Great Galaxy! Sizzling Saturn! Sands of Mars! And in the Lucky Starr series, Bigman has that great noun cobber, which isn't even necessarily futuristic at all. (Upon looking it up again, I am still mystified. My best guess is that it has something to do with performing unskilled labor, which would jibe with his Martian farm-boy background.)

I'm not sure offhand what an Asimov character would say in place of something like freakin', though. Perhaps they just tend to use adjectives that actually mean something. Jumping Jupiter!

15-minute ficlet (Lucky Starr)
Big Max
radondoran
Response to Word #170 at 15_minute_fic:

Lucky Starr (Asimov), Bigman and Lucky, 288 words, GCollapse )

Drabble-writing meme
Perry the Musketeer
radondoran
Reposted from miss_morland:

The first TEN people to comment get to request that I write a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing (in a fandom I'm familiar with). In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level.

Post-Yuletide post
Kate Beaton - Jules Verne - airship!
radondoran
First, I received an excellent Day of the Triffids fanfic for Yuletide this year. So Late Into The Night is Walter Lucknor's journal from after the catastrophe, and it's sad and dark and foreboding, very much in the spirit of the book.

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I posted two stories for my recipient, miss_morland, this year, both in the Around the World in Eighty Days fandom. But Little Conversation was my main assignment--three missing scenes focusing on Passepartout and Fix's changing relationship during the book. Showing What Happened Aboard The Train From Omaha To Chicago is shorter, a missing scene about the four travelers on the last stage of their American journey.

Extensive rambling about the source text follows:

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This year I got assigned to write fic about one of my very favorite books, Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, and I promptly used the assignment as an excuse to thoroughly immerse myself in fangirling the book for a solid month. I don't have a whole lot to say about my stories themselves, but now that authors have been revealed, I thought it might be fun to post some of my observations from all that time spent with the book. Most of this post is excerpted from stuff I wrote at the time in my daily 750words.

Lengthy rant on two translationsCollapse )

Points about Towle's textCollapse )

Points about Passepartout/FixCollapse )

Research and resourcesCollapse )

One more thing related to Around the World in Eighty Days. My mom and I spent Christmas in London last week, and she graciously agreed to walk with me from Savile Row to the Reform Club. Phileas Fogg accomplishes this walk daily by "[putting] his right foot before his left five hundred and seventy-five times, and his left foot before his right five hundred and seventy-six times," i.e. in 1151 steps. It took us 1460 steps. However, Mr. Fogg is taller than we are, and walks more efficiently--for instance, he knows to walk around the inside edge of St. James's Square, and quite probably crosses Pall Mall right in front of the Reform Club instead of going down to the corner.

Also, we started our walk at No. 17, Savile Row... because I was under the impression that was where Sheridan died. Upon looking it up, it turns out that was No. 14. Whoops. Either way, it's a shorter walk if you were to actually start at No. 7.

mundane_bingo card
Perry the Musketeer
radondoran
(mundane_bingo table pasted here, backdated to the date I received it, so I can see and access it more easily.)

-Hammocks
late night runs to the grocery store or 24 hour diner
new house. new washing machine. same old sock monster
Setting the car battery/solar panel out to be recharged by day
Looking for street address but house numbers are completely arbitrary
Having a spare key made
going to visit a friend at a hospital (for a non life threatening reason)
laughing so hard your stomach starts hurting
All windows left open during big downpour.
technological failure: sand
Out of clean underwear.
while in traffic trying to buy something and having problems because cars are just starting to move faster*
FREE SPACE!
someone's borrowed your car/spaceship/boat and it comes back in less than ideal condition/shape/cleanliness
ironing (do people still iron these days?)
wind is coming from the dump/and everything smells like burning trash.
-wanting to read something but not finding anything satisfactory
Writing Fanfic.
Washing Clothes
Being put on the spot about your romantic/sex life.
Front porch lightbulb burns out.
hitting the snooze button over and over
Buying fruit at a market
mending a hole in your pants/sock/shirt
national election: dangerous circumstances


* what does that even mean?

Dear Yuletide Writer...
yuletide
radondoran
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Hi there! Nice to meet you. It's so cool that you've offered to write a story in one of these fandoms. This is my second year doing Yuletide, and last year I had fun writing a fic that I wouldn't otherwise have written. I hope you have fun filling one of my prompts this year, and end up writing a story that you like. I'm providing all this extra information in case you like to look for more ideas (and because I like to go on about the books and shows I like), but, seriously, I will be so pleased to read anything about the characters I requested.

Anyway, my requests were these:Collapse )
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15-minute fic (Romeo and Juliet)
Kate Beaton - Jules Verne - airship!
radondoran
Written for Word #156 at 15_minute_fic.

Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare), Mercutio, 223 words, GCollapse )

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