Dear Yuletide Writer,

Here we are again preparing for the holiday season! Since you're here, we share fandoms and I hope you're just as excited to write these fandoms. No matter what you matched on with me, I hope you have an amazing Yuletide season and enjoy whatever you end up writing! My likes/dislikes have largely remained the same for many of my letters, though feel free to look back at some of my old letters if you want to.

I really love all my fandoms, and I would be thrilled to receive any fic for any of my requested characters. I want to read a fic that’s based on not just what I potentially prompt but anything you also feel passionate about writing as well. The prompts and/or explanations I have listed below are help to give you some ideas for what I may enjoy reading. However, if you wish to write something different than what I have here, feel free to work outside the box. Admittedly, most of my prompts will sound very gen based, Still, that isn't all I'm interested in! I'm equally happy with either gen, ship, or smut fics depending on wherever your comfort zone lands.

For this Yuletide I have requested: Erased, Love Live! Sunshine!!, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Pokemon GO, Tokyo Babylon, and X/1999.
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So, Yuletide is long over with. I'd like to talk about the stories I wrote.

Just Another Break:

I actually wanted to write this because I was happy to find someone else who wanted MSLN for Yuletide. Not only that, but I wrote A Warm Place a year ago, and i wanted to keep my little MSLN Yuletide treat tradition going.

All I wanted was fluff and romance for this. Pure, unadulterated fluff and romance. The request was for the working environment. I thought, okay, I can use the TSAB. But I coming up with a mission for MSLN is a little difficult. So I thought, yes, Fate comes home from a mission and fluff ensues! And so, I came up with the idea of the cafe. At first I wasn't sure how to connect that to anything interesting... but Nanoha wanting Fate to come for a Couple's Day came to mind after writing the original draft. It felt bland and then... bam. I said, "I can fit that in! It's perfect!" I thought about the the reason of what makes this day special for Nanoha and Fate to come to this particular cafe on this particular day. Why would Nanoha care, and how can it be extra sweeter? Well, I found my answer!

Did I mention this took me about six hours to write? That's honestly a record for me. I had to do the Christmas dinner thing with the family, and i even posted it an hour before Madness ended. I even told my family. They seemed surprised I wrote a story for someone else...? I don't know why. Well, I could have posted it a little after. I just wanted to be on time! And I edited just a little after Madness opened, but it couldn't be helped.

Learning How to Smile:

I'm not really sure how this one turned out so long, but it did. The supernatural element actually wasn't supposed to happen. I had a few other ideas that would make the scene a little more realistic (like the ghost was a dog—I know, it sounds strange, and that's what I worried about). But the more I thought about it, the more changing the ghost seemed to be a lie to the audience.

I remember when we talked about that in my previous writing class; if you give the reader something from the start, you should continue with it so they're not confused or turned off. I promised the ghost from the start and I needed to continue with it or give an incredibly good reason that it didn't exist. I probably could have delved more into who the ghost is, and now that I'm done I see how I could have done that too, but the story was about Nozomi and Nico finding some common semblance with each other. I tried to do that with their separate loneliness/sadness similarities.

Where Your Heart Belongs:

This story was difficult. I agonized about it, honestly. Not because I didn't want to do write after I plucked it out of the pinch hit list, but the ideas floating around in my head weren't coming as coherently as I wanted them to. I kept thinking of long-winded plots I neither had the time to do, and I worried about how coherent they'd be if I even tried. So Where Your Heart Belongs was born after I wondered: What makes a linear storyline?

I tried to think of the places in the Tokyo Babylon timeline that might have needed just a little more explaining. Because the end has such a wealth of possibilities, I said okay, we're doing that. But then, how? I thought, "Seishirou is always not with Subaru when he wakes up from the cataconic state in fics. I wanted to know what would happen if Seishirou was there with him, and I wanted to explore the theme of touch. Smut was kind of an option, but I wasn't too smitten to write it at the time, and I didn't think I had to for a compelling story. I just wanted to see the influence touch would have on Subaru waking up back to Seishirou.

It was interesting to write Seishirou in a more possessive light, too. I normally don't do that. I could get used to it, though. Seeing Seishirou not wanting to give Subaru back his family was quite comfy to write.
For this exchange I have requested Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? | Is the Order a Rabbit?, K-On, Love Live! School Idol Project, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha | Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and Tokyo Babylon.
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Haven't been writing for the last week... But when I did, I did a whole lot. So I'm not as far behind as you'd think. Current goal: Finish DiSS before November 1st and I should be golden. That is my deadline before another looms near.

Nominations for Yuletide 2015 are underway. Last year was the start to this—as where I stand DiSS is halfway through with minor edits in the first half to complete—but it's great to be here at the start and have control of some things, like nominations for starters.

First, I'm struggling with what to nominate. Okay, so Love Live! is a given because I'm so obsessed and I feel like nominating Hanayo in one slot because currently it's seriously the month of Hanayo on EN and JP and— Okay, I'll breath now. This isn't the blog to gush about LLSIF, but two Hanayo events back to back are quite convincing. AO3 actually has a section listed for the game I never noticed before. I doubt it has much because people will run over to School Idol Project instead. Currently, I have Kotori, Niko, Honoka, and Rin ready to be put up in the spotlight.

Next, which isn't any surprise if you know me whatsoever, is my decision to do Tokyo Babylon justice by nominating it ocne again. Last year It apparently got four stories, so I'm betting money that somebody is sitting out there with it nominated already. I don't see it in the unofficial Yuletide Google Spreadsheet and it worries me... I'll try posting and see if anyone says anything, maybe, or I'll just do it for safety reasons.

Otherwise, I think Tsubasa's Seishirou, Subaru, Kamui, and Fuuma probably should be nominated. Because the TRC fic scene with the vampires is scarce and lacking in complete fics and I'm all kinds of TB/X trash for thinking this as one of my bigger noms when everybody else is probably focusing on other things. To be fair, I don't really know most of the fandoms I already see listed. So I'm going to have a small pool to work with here and I want what I'll have to be a good match for me.

Last but not least, I thought K-ON! for Yui and Azusa. But when I looked back through the archives there wasn't much of that and it worries me that it would have a match. Then why didn't I nominate Nanoha? Well, somebody else nominated it and I luckily got Einhart and Vivio put in for me. Which brought me to possibly nominating Railgun, but after talking to the same person about that, we're just now working on which characters will fit into it because their friend nominated it instead. Which, well, leaves me with this last nomination.

I have to search through my list and figure out something. I also should post about it on that community so other people can see. It worked with me and Nanoha, so why not. I was surprised to see somebody else likes it as much as I do, and you never know who else is lurking. I have a few days. So, I'll write home about what I decided when the time comes.
Reflection time on A Warm Place and Light the Way Home (or, Despair and Hope as the working title was before I axed it).

My regrets for this two are simple. I had to cut things for time. AWP would have been heartwarming with a lot more dialogue and hurt/comfort. That's how it goes in my head when I think of it. As I have said already LWH would have benefited from action scenes such as a Sayaka and Homura one. I regretted not adding it in, though my peaceful resolution may also have seemed probable.

Yes, expanded. I've never really seen Arf and Fate's landing on Earth before the first season explored. Not that there's that much more to state I eouldn't think, really—Precia brought them there and they fended for themselves. Yet I wonder.

LWH was written in less than two days, which was a newer challenge on my end. Rarely do I write so much at once. But I was proud of my 4,000 word marker. Most pinch hits written at the time are up to 3,000 words and seem to average 1-2,000. While "A Warn Place" instantly came to mind when the story was finished, Despair and Hope was a working title of the greatest height. No, I didn't like it much from the moment it popped into my head until I changed it. Based on the finish for LWH it sits better with me. Besides, I watched Rebellion raw and worried I had details wrong. I remedied that with wiki pages and summaries as soon the prompt was mine, especially Sayaka snd Nagisa's info.

AWP was written for the most part a week before Christmas when I posted it. Part of me was happy it was a treat; the other kept tweaking the word count in frustration because I was 20 words over the limit and kept consulting AO3. I managed to cut out the extra fat but not the ideas sprung up along the way.

Both of these stories are a bit interweaved because they were written for the same Yuletide, I think. Not to mention I tried to cram Tom's and Zelda's Pokeshipping fic (nearly done, nearly I say!) at once.

Will something come of these stories? Perhaps, in due time. I have the urge to continue. Maybe even multi chapter stories. But I don't see them being too long. Just sweet, cotton candy fluffy things with a light taste.
Title: A Warm Place
Fandom: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha
Rating: PG
Character(s): Fate, Arf
Word Count: 996 words
Summary: Arf will always protect Fate.
Notes: Yuletide 2014 treat for Shadowblight on AO3. Takes place shortly before the first season. Not a very shippy fic, but you can see it that way.

Everywhere her master went Arf followed. No ifs, ands, or buts. )

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