Dear Yuletide Writer,
This is my second year participating in Yuletide, and I’m optimistic for this round!
AO3 Username: nchi_wana
Likes: Fluff, relationships (friendship, romantic (het), or familial), introspective, retrospective, characters observing something about someone or something, comedy, banter, awkward situations, action/adventure, character background development, original characters (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like them, since I write them myself!), gen, romance.
Okay with: Violence (but not gory), suggestive situations.
Does not like: Graphic sex/smut, slash, AU, character deaths, character abuse, tragedy.
Fandom: Et Cetera (Manga)
Characters Requested: Baskerville | Razy Bone, Benkate
I consider this series to be my ultimate guilty pleasure. I am way out of its target audience, but it’s dorky, ridiculous, but oh so much fun. There is a lot of potential for shipping between characters. The activity in the fandom is past its peak, and having gotten into the fandom late, I feel like I’m the only one left. Fanfiction for this fandom was sparse, until I was inspired—thanks to this fandom—to write again. But it would be fantastic to hear another voice again besides my own.
If maybe you find Benkate and Baskerville interesting as a pairing, I’m cool with that, too! I’ve written a fic with that pairing as well, just to try it out, and I’ve discovered that others have found the pairing appealing.
Fandom: The Virginian – Owen Wister
Characters Requested: Jeff "The Virginian", Molly Stark Wood
(I really wish the Yuletide team hadn't listed him as Jeff. That's not really his name. :( )
So I’m not usually into romances, let alone romance in westerns, my favorite genre, but this one… Something about the romance in this novel just about killed me, I loved it so much. Maybe it just touched on my likes/preferences/guilty pleasures somehow. And it helped that the Virginian was quite possibly one of the sexiest characters I’ve ever read in literature. I was happy to read he and Molly had kids in the end, though we know nothing about them except the oldest son still rides Monte. I have a thing for father-child relationships and would love—LOVE—to see something between the Virginian and one of his kids. Or maybe you could write about the time his first child was born, and how he felt/reacted holding his child for the first time. One thing I always found interesting about the character was how he could be quite sensitive, even though he’s a “tough guy” too. I find men being dads to be one of the cutest things ever.
Fandom: The Big Valley
Characters Requested: Nick Barkley, Heath Barkley
I wanna see some bromance between Nick and Heath. Their relationship started off rocky but then improved quickly. I'd like to see Nick's thoughts on his growing relationship with Heath, how he sees Heath now compared to when they first met. Or maybe even the other way around, with Heath thinking about his relationship with Nick.
Thanks so much, Yuletide Writer! Good luck and have fun! 8D