rev_marsh: a view of a sunset in a sort of dytopian city, high up in the skyscrapers, sort of isometric view (dave's house)
This is my final revision - I had a placeholder, then a letter I typed on my phone while at work, and now this one.  Sorry for the delay!  I worked a bunch of long overnight shifts and there's no DW access there.  

Please enjoy writing. I wrote a lot down here, and a bit of it's rambly. All of my requests have wiggle room in them, which is on purpose. I'd rather you enjoy writing - and not get locked into a really specific time or place setting in a fandom if I can help it - since this is a gift.

Generalities:
Yuletide is great.  I believe it is a sense of general creativity throughout and beyond big fandom.  I do not generally get involved in any meta stuff, and I'm not as prolific as I used to be under other names.   

I believe that the muse strikes sometimes in ways we cannot expect, especially with people we don't know well.  As such, I say that I bow to your knowledge of what you are comfortable writing and what your strengths and weaknesses are.  If you are inspired in a way I did not anticipate, go for it!

I really appreciate quality over quantity.  I'd be happier with a good, strong short piece than a rambling one that is really long.  I'm a huge short-story reader and I can love a novella and a three-page piece that makes me stop and think or gasp or visualize.  

Ratings:  I have pretty high tolerances for both smut and violence but I'm a.big fan myself of the 'fade to black' technique to let the imagination fill in, so if that's how you work, I get it.  If you do want to write smut, I've put some notes below all the other notes.

If you're like 'Ugh, this Marsh, not my thing at all,' I get that too.  I'm a big fan of pulpy fiction and set building and environments, as detailed below (and evident by my choices, really.)  

Request 1: Ghost B.C. (Band) - Fandom  
Characters: Papa Emeritus II, a Nameless Ghoul
This is a very small band fandom.  There is some raunchy stuff on Tumblr but it occasionally just gets removed.  Here's the deal: I love the cheesy, fake Satanic occult rock thing.  The costumes, the leering, the sets, the droning music.  I'd prefer a fix set in the world presumed by such a thing existing, dark and serious and everything the 1980s Satanic panic was about. There doesn't have to have sex or gore but a sense of doom or of utter hedonism would be ideal.
References: *MUSIC AUTOPLAY*: http://www.infestissumam.com/ (official site, streams entire second album.)
*VIDEO AUTOPLAY* Youtube Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxr5sKyK8ys&list=RD02Dxr5sKyK8ys


Request 2: Motorcity
I have no real specific request for this.  The whole world, the setting, the crapsack and utopian worlds, ugh, they begged for a more mature setting than Disney could give them.  I'd love just worldbuilding or day in the life of a character from any subgroup or caste.  A treatment of how religion changes is one thing I've contemplated, among other things about how society changes when it goes through such a hugh shock.  Of course, optional bonus points for the Duke being skeevy.  Or just being himself.  Same thing.  Purple prose welcome with worldbuilding.  

Request 3: Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft  
Character: Nyarlathotep
Again, I'm really into ceremony and environment; with Nyarlathotep as a character, I prefer the Egyptian human-looking incarnation, or the god as Randolph Carter sees him in 'The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath'.    Again, purple prose, even psychedelic prose would be interesting if you're up to it.  Played more straight, putting him in a modern (post 9/11?) setting or a cyberpunk or Ancient Near East are all possibilities I'm particularly fond of.
Reference Material: http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/nyarlathotep.htm
http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thedreamquestofunknownkadath.htm


Request 4: Political RPF - US 21st c.  
Character: Julian Assange

This is the one request that I'd actually prefer no smut, versus a more 'anything goes' approach for the others.  This is a tricky sort of thing in that I never really wanted RPF because I thought it was kind of creepy.  But the world presented us with a man who is almost too much to be real, such an antihero or villain depending on one's POV.  A such, I'd kind of prefer a less real setting, a more obviously fictionalized one.  Sci-fi ala Gibson/Stephenson, or even weird fiction?  Go for it.

Sorry about this.  You know, if you have a good idea, just go for it.  Know that in my heart as long a you treat his beautiful, undyed hair well, I'll be happy.  

Thank you again, dear author.  Let the mind percolate well.


So you want to write porn... )
rev_marsh: a view of a sunset in a sort of dytopian city, high up in the skyscrapers, sort of isometric view (Default)
Please enjoy writing. I wrote a lot down here, and a bit of it's rambly. All three of my requests have wiggle room in them, which is on purpose. I'd rather you enjoy writing - and not get locked into a really specific time or place setting in a fandom if I can help it - since this is a gift. 
 
I've left the rating up to you - you can write as explicit or gen as you like (although some are more plausible than others.)  
 
 
For All Requests:
 
Motorcity  
The Duke of Detroit
Any rating 
 
"I would love The Duke skeeving on any of the Burners, but him being all possessive over anyone or anything is delicious as well."  

Every once in a while, I'll read something or watch something and I just get allllll into one character.  I was kind of digging Motorcity - mostly because my friend-with-benefits said it was good - and then this guy showed up.  He's got this delightfully Luciferian sort of lawful-evil personality, 'better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven' concept and that is my most favorite type ever.  The undercurrent of 'what he wants, he gets' is ripe with potential.  So what, or who, is it?  And what does he do to try to get it?  He can, of course, fail...and another option is to explore what happens then, after his graceful public acceptance of defeat.  
 
 
 
Request 2 
Candle Cove  
Rating: any w/r/t violence but I'd prefer no sex involved. 
 
"Meta, non-meta, don't care. Creep me out the way it does, subtle and familiar."

I'd love an episode, although I'd prefer prose rather than a screenplay or chat-log discussion.  
Or is it real?  Like, real-real, not just a show?  What made the Cove?  How did the beings there end up there?   Is there some sort of Lovecraftian vibe going on?  
Alternately, how did the show affect someone, or a group of kids?  
I'd like to explore the dark-madness sort of vibe of this, but I can't really find a great direction to point you in.  

 
 
Request 3
Choice of Broadsides  
Rating: any 
Captain Villeneuve (Choice of Broadsides) Female Protagonist (Choice of Broadsides)
"The women here aren't frail little flowers. Write them strong and, if you can, funny. Gen or romance are fine. Vascillating between 'I love you!/I hate you!' is also delicious."  

(The last part is totally influenced by my Homestuck experiences, I admit.)  
I don't have much experience with this genre of writing, the whole Aubrey-Maturin.series, and I don't necessarily have any associations or preferences.  (Or, uh, much knowledge of ships, or French, or protocol.)  I do like the idea of an alternative reality with strong women who are the ones considered more appropriate for this sort of lifestyle.  I think I'd like something regarding protocol and formality and if that formality happens to fall off in private quarters, it can, either as honest friendship or something more.  I really could go either way with this.  

Special notes: 
If you do write erotic-type content:
 I enjoy some of the 'grey area' kinks, like questionable consent or non-con, sharp things, and blood play. I enjoy both physical and psychological aspects of D/s, but not lifestyle D/s fic.    Specific things I'm not into: Genderswap, pregnancy (normal, magical, whatever, not my thing), vore, piercings, excretia.  
 
I will make sure anonymous commenting is on for this post in case you have questions about anything. 
 
FINALLY:
A great thank you for doing Yuletide. I know it can be rough trying to get into someone's head and write something they'll like while enjoying the writing yourself. I've had years where my assignment was boring; I've had years where my recipient vanished; I've had some good ones, too. (I've changed handles, which is why you won't find my name in the archive.) But I want you to have fun and be in your pleasure zone/comfort area as much as possible. 

There's not much public in the rest of my journal (there isn't much here in general, I use it mostly for fandom and I'm crazy busy these last two years), but feel free to browse around.
 
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Author of my fic:

AO3 is 502-ing constantly, so I'm putting my comment here.

Needless to say, this was a wonderment.

"Delicious author, what a delightful glimpse of that much-pursued evening - dare I say evenings? - you have given me. And Baudelaire is, without a doubt, a perfect pairing, sin and religion and forbidden erotic desires. The world has indeed tipped a little on its axis after this..."
rev_marsh: a view of a sunset in a sort of dytopian city, high up in the skyscrapers, sort of isometric view (Default)
Dear Yuletide Santa (Santus?)
SPECIAL NOTE ADDED 11/21:
I was not sure at signup if you needed to work in all the characters requested. I'm not asking for that for Oglaf or EBZ. I think it speaks for themselves what combinations of those characters work or don't work together. More details added below.

Please enjoy writing. I wrote a lot down here, and a bit of it's rambly. All three of my requests have wiggle room in them, which is on purpose. Exploratory fiction is more interesting than very defined fiction.

Once upon a time I did an exchange where what I had to write, based on the narrative of the book the fandom was from, involved two characters who really only had about a week together. And the author accounted for almost every minute of that week, which left me about three 'in game' hours to write a scene. It felt rushed and boring and I vowed not to do that to someone myself.

That being said, there's definitely a thread of erotica present in my thoughts as I pinged these requests, although if that's not your cup of tea, there's absolutely room to do other things...now, to the cut-tag!
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