Nov. 10th, 2009

effex: Lazy daze (Lazy daze)
I should be working on my Yuletide letter (or, you know. working). Instead, I'm reading a ton of ST:Reboot fanfic and mentally rolling around in Neal/Peter/Elizabeth White Collar glee. I've never had an OT3 before, it's so *shiny*.

Which tangentially relates to the unfortunate amount of time I spent on the bus this morning, musing on the Aladdin/Jasmine/Genie dynamics in the Disney Princess cop show AU I'm not writing.

So this post isn't a *total* waste of time, here are some TED talks y'all should check out:

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story: Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty: Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.

Pretty sure I got both of these from [personal profile] the_future_modernes.

Oh! And [personal profile] copperbadge is hosting a Job Fair over on his LJ - I'd recommend heading over even if you're not looking for work, see if there's advice you could offer.
effex: Letter to your mama (Letter to your mama)
Dear Yuletide Author,

Firstly - Hi! Hello! It's so fantastic to. Well, to write to you - I'm really excited about Yuletide this year, thank you so much for participating! And for writing me a story <3 <3.

Secondly - If you've already started, or settled on an idea, or none of this tickles your fancy, please ignore the following. I'll be happiest with a story you were happy to write, so feel free to go where ever inspiration takes you.

So! I like stories with: adventure, happy endings, explosions, crossovers, genderbending, first times, mad science, banter, strong women (please, please, please), strong men, cats, shenanigans, goggles, magic, libraries, detailed (and accurate) settings, tea, swearing, first time sex that *doesn't* involve penetration (or heals or Makes Everything Better), frottage, superpowers, plots that make me think, or cry, or laugh, or (best of all) all three.

I don't like stories with: sad/dark/depressing endings, mpreg, soul-bonds/destined lovers, female bashing, petnames not taken from canon, romance without proper development, sex without preparation/protection, 'perfect' sex, kinks involving bodily fluids, excessive use of the words 'giggle,' 'smirk,' and 'weep' (and all variations thereof), and the word 'cum,' *ever* (unless someone's reading email spam or something).

I'm very much a slash fan but I've deliberately chosen fandoms where slash, gen, or het would make me equally happy so, please, have at. I'm also comfortable with any level of sexual explicitness and most kinks.

For the comics - I am totally up on Blue Beetle and Runaways canon, don't worry about spoiling me on anything. Ditto for the DC and Marvel universes as a whole - even if I'm not following a given title, chances are pretty good I'll know who the characters are.

If you really want to know more about me and my tastes/preferences, you can read my about me post, browse my delicious tags (♥ fanfiction here), or watch me ramble on twitter.

[dusts off hands] Right! On to the fandoms:

1. Un Lun Dun )

2. Night at the Museum )

3. Runaways )

4. Blue Beetle )

Thank you for reading this and thank you again for being my author, and just generally for being your awesome self. Woohoo, Yuletide!


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