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greerwatson
07 October 2019 @ 12:55 pm
UPDATE


I have nominated Forever Knight with the following characters:

    - Nick Knight
    - Lucien LaCroix
    - Don Schanke
    - Javier Vachon

One is only allowed to nominate four characters. So if there are others you feel should be in the tag set (e.g., Natalie, Janette, Tracy, Urs, Screed, Grace, etc.), then someone else will have to add them.

Nominations remain open until October 10 or 11 depending on your time zone. If you want to know more about Yuletide, have a look on [community profile] yuletide_admin. Adding to the tag set is done on AO3 here.

I do hope there are other people wanting to request and/or write FK this year!

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greerwatson
06 October 2019 @ 12:32 am
It's that time of year again! Yuletide nominations have started and, as usual, I plan to nominate, request, and offer Forever Knight.

If anyone else is planning on nominating FK? If so, perhaps we could get together in order to ensure that we don't put in duplicate characters. One only gets four slots for characters; and there are are a lot of intriguing people to write about.

By the way, I was surprised to discover that there are over 900 FK stories that are 1K or more in length. That's combining AO3 and FanFiction.net. (Not the big FK archives or the personal sites.) This means that 2019 may be last year that FK is eligible for Yuletide.

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greerwatson
18 September 2019 @ 02:40 pm
First, let me thank you for writing me a story in one of the fandoms we share. I'm excited about all of them. (They're listed in alphabetical order, so as not to play favourites.) I should also say up front that I'm easy on getting either a trick or a treat.


GENERAL POINTS:

  • I love worldbuilding and character pieces—stories that explore more deeply—through backstory, or by elaborating the setting/history/culture or exploring people's motivations and personal interactions.

  • I prefer gen; but I'm not asking you to ignore canon relationships. However, I don't care for anything more than PG-13: explicit sexual detail is definitely a DNW for me. For pairings, my tastes are pretty vanilla.

  • I love casefic; and, more generally, I like stories that are canon-compliant. The general exception to this is ignoring canonical character death if you want. (There may be other specific exceptions.)

  • I'm okay with violence if necessary to the story; but not gore for the sake of gore. On the whole, I prefer not to have characters die in the story; but references to canonical deaths are okay. (I'm fine with having original characters murdered in casefic, and that sort of thing.)

  • I enjoy comedy: being able to recognize the ridiculous when it pops up; also wit and wordplay. Having said that, I totally leave it up to you whether you write a serious or comic story—or a serious story with comic interludes.

  • No second person fic, please. First person is okay, especially for book canons that were written that way by the author.

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greerwatson
07 July 2019 @ 05:24 pm
Let me thank you right up front for whatever you are going to write. Although you've seen my sign-up, I know that most people like more than that to go on. I hope this letter will prove helpful. I know I've said more about some fandoms than others, but please don't read any significance in that. All are dear to my heart. (I've listed them alphabetically.)


GENERAL POINTS:

  • I love worldbuilding and character pieces—stories that explore more deeply—through backstory, or by elaborating the setting/history/culture or exploring people's motivations and personal interactions.

  • I prefer gen; but I'm not asking you to ignore canon relationships. However, I don't care for anything more than PG-13: explicit sexual detail is definitely a DNW for me, especially when dealing with children's books.

  • I love casefic; and, more generally, I like stories that are canon-compliant. The general exception to this is ignoring canonical character death if you want. (There may be other specific exceptions.)

  • I'm okay with violence if necessary to the story; but not gore for the sake of gore. On the whole, I prefer not to have characters die in the story; but references to canonical deaths are okay. (I'm fine with having original characters murdered in casefic or killed in war, and that sort of thing.)

  • I enjoy comedy—being able to recognize the ridiculous when it pops up; also wit and wordplay. Having said that, I totally leave it up to you whether you write a serious or comic story—or a serious story with comic interludes.

  • No second person fic, please. First person is okay, especially for book canons that were written that way by the author.
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greerwatson
22 June 2019 @ 02:29 am
From [personal profile] moetushie, I have the following:

1. Tents:

Right at the moment, the Toronto Star is running its usual series of columns encouraging people to donate to their Fresh-Air fund to send kids away to summer camp. There's a lot of fond reminiscing along the usual lines.

Well, I remember the municipal day camp that our parents sent us to. The kids were taken by school bus from their local schools, crammed in tightly to a degree that was surely illegal, disembarked somewhere in the ravine of the Don River (not the real one!), and split into small groups of about a dozen kids the same age, each group with its own tent in a small clearing. You get what you pay for: the municipal day camp was cheap in every way. My memories are of heat, thirst, and boredom.


2. Candles:

My sister likes to have lit candles on the dining room table when there's a celebration. However, she also collects fancy candles—or, at least, she used to actively do so, and still has them in a display cabinet. She's got molded ones in fancy shapes, carved ones, ones done with layers of different colours, or with inclusions. These are definitely not for burning!

Around her birthday and Christmas I keep an eye out for any sort I don't remember her having. A fancy candle makes a good extra present.


3. Shell:

I used to collect seashells. When I was a kid, these were mostly ones my dad brought home when he'd been away at a conference; but there was a time when I bought them on holidays. Some years ago, my mother gave me a tall, skinny cabinet for them. I've not added to the collection in many years; but, as long as I have room, I've no intention of throwing them out. Some are beautiful, some are intriguing, and all are ones I've had for decades.

I've always been the collecting type. When I was a kid, it was stamps and coins, pebbles and seashells, and various inexpensive ornaments that got picked up on holidays or given to me as presents.

Nowadays, I collect small animal figurines.

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greerwatson
20 June 2019 @ 11:13 pm
Also borrowed from [personal profile] toujours_nigel (here). This time, the idea is to put up the last line of each of the last ten stories I have posted.

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greerwatson
16 June 2019 @ 01:42 am
Borrowed once again from [personal profile] toujours_nigel, whose own is here. We did this last year, didn't we? What goes around....

The idea is to put up the first line of each of the last ten stories I have posted, and see if there are any commonalities or patterns. Going back ten takes me right where I left off last year. How tidy.

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greerwatson
30 April 2019 @ 10:27 pm
Let me thank you right up front for whatever you are going to write. Although you've seen the tags on my sign-up, I know that most people like more than that to go on, so I hope this letter will prove helpful.

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greerwatson
12 March 2019 @ 12:19 am
Copped off [personal profile] toujours_nigel, who got it from [personal profile] lilliburlero.

Rules: Go to your AO3 works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions!

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greerwatson
26 January 2019 @ 03:05 am
Let me thank you right up front for whatever you are going to write. Although you've seen the tags on my sign-up, I know that most people like more than that to go on, so I hope this letter will prove helpful.

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