Dear Yuletide Writer,
Firstly thank you for taking on my fic, I know I'll love whatever you write for me.
General fic likes/dislikes
I like a fairly wide range of fics, though I particularly enjoy a bit of world building, outside POV, coming out story or mythology. I absolutely cannot stand excess embarrassment for characters (American sitcom style 'ha ha look how embarrassed he is' style humour). It's my biggest squick and I seriously cannot read it.
I prefer slash but I do like some het if there is a very strong, self contained woman (see: Numb3rs's Megan Reeves; Lirarel; Life's Dani Reese or Veronica Mars).
I prefer happy endings or at least hopeful ones.
I prefer not to have serious BDSM/Kink/Non-con elements in my fic, a little sprinkling is fine but I'd prefer it not be be a focus.
1. Old Kingdom
Nick, Sameth, Lirael
I would love Nicholas's adventures in the Old Kingdom after the events of Abhorsen or Across the Wall if you've read it. If you want to make it a pairing with Lirael, awesome. If you want to slash him with someone, awesome. If he's just cruising around checking the place out and figuring things out, awesome.
Basically, I want Nicholas being awesome and discovering the Old Kingdom. World-building welcome.
2. The Martian
I love Watney and his oddness. I love travelling back to Earth fics. I love the friendship amongst the crew fics. I love shippy Mark/Chris fics. I love outside POV media/public reaction fics. I would love any story which included some or all of these elements.
Bartleby, Loki, Bethany
I would love one of two stories:
1. Something with Loki and Bartleby being reborn as humans and having to live in the world (slash appreciated)
2. Something with Bethany raising her baby (I know Metatron isn't in the tag set but he is also totally welcome here).