Dear Yuletide author:
Hi! Welcome! I'm sorry that this is terribly late!
My name is Starling, and I love fanfic. I love weird tropes, I love banter and dialogue, I love people being kind to each other, I love PEOPLE HAVING FEELINGS. I'm totally happy with romance, and just as happy for everything to be gen. I am not a big fan of dubcon or overwhelming angst.
"'39" by Queen
(aka the best song about the effects of the theory of relativity on personal relationships ever)
I... don't even care what you write. Just, THIS SONG, it's amazing and heartbreaking and the sacrifice of one's family in pursuit of higher goals, just GUH.
Spartacus TV series
While I love me some Nagron, I would really love to see a fic starring Mira, who was supremely badass and died way too soon. I'd love an AU with a side of femmeslash. Any AU. They could all run a funeral home together, or be a bunch of punks living in New York in the 90's, or Jaeger pilots, or whatever. Just please showcase Mira being tougher than nails, and if she's BFFS with Nasir, so much the better.
The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden
I love the characters in this series. They're all sort of terribly screwed up by the war and their own actions in it. I'd really like a character study of any of the main crew, just a "day in the life" kinda thing. I'm partial to Homer and Gavin, but anything would be welcome.
Alternatively... space!AU? Would be amazing, just saying.
Bloom County comic by Berkley Breathed
Bloom County is up there with Calvin and Hobbes in my pantheon of favorite comics. I love the pathos, the anxiety, the topical humor, and the weirdness. I love the special brand of insanity that Breathed put out into the world. I'd love to see a fic that's interspersed with articles from the Bloom County Picayune. Other than that, go wild.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
When my drama teacher in high school mentioned that Ros and Guil could be lovers, IT BLEW MY MIND. It was basically my introduction to slash and reading characters as queer.
I'd love a fic that plays with the characters' lack of context or history and how that might affect their attraction for each other. I'd love some great back and forth, some philosophical and existential musing, a side order of angst, and maybe a game of questions.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! YOU ARE FANTASTIC!