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11 October 2006 @ 11:46 pm
Ooh, I'm quite excited! I've wanted to write for yuletide for a while now, but didn't get my act into gear until far too late, last year. Not to mention I'd signed up for all sorts of secret santa challenges, which I've been manfully (womanfully?) resisting this year.

So Yuletide. For those not into the whole writing thing, Yuletide is a rare fandoms Christmas challenge. It's huge, and prestigious (as these things go), and I do like writing obscure stuff here and there. Tomorrow the form to nominate the fandoms that are eligible this year goes live, and (apparently it's a new thing) people get to nominate the six fandoms they have a yen for, or think are deserving. It's quite exciting, as I say! What on earth can I nominate? Do I know enough obscure fandoms? What fandoms are deserving enough? Who do I choose? *bites fingernails*

The Philadelphia Story: perhaps goes without saying. Or perhaps not. Ever since I wrote a ficlet exploring CK Dexter Haven's pining for Mike, I've wanted more. Whether I write it or someone else does. It's going in.

Temeraire: May not be an obscure fandom if Peter Jackson gets his way - better get it in while I still can :)

Shakespeare: I've loved Hamlet and Benedick with a passion since my teens, but if I ask for them, will I get them, or some other random Shakespearean characters? And without the Bard's own language, stories based on the plays always sound a little false anyway... Do I want to be disappointed?

Traders: I love the show, and I believe it still counts as an obscure fandom, but it's linked to probably the most massive fandom going at the moment. So am I just sneaking SGA in at the backdoor?

And at that point I wibble, and look round for more inspiration. Aarghh.
Katkillalla on October 12th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
I think it would be terrific if you did yuletide this year, and I'd be happy to beta for you if you did so, triskellian and I have done so for each other in the past. But you know that if you haven't participated in past years, you have to do a qualifying New Year's Resolutions fic, right? I expect they will be closing the deadline on those soon, is all. (I know you've done obscure stuff in the past, I just didn't know whether you'd done something that qualified.)
Valderys: Macauley Connor - intellectual snobvalderys on October 12th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Nope - they've dropped that requirement for this year, or I'd have already been writing one... :) Cheers, and yep I hope I can ask you to beta for me!
Liriseleiliriselei on October 12th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
if you're looking for more obscure-fandom ideas, snowspider has been trying to push (since recently acquiring the DVDs for) Dark Season and Century Falls fandoms ?
Valderys: Macauley Connor - intellectual snobvalderys on October 12th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
I'll have to check to see if you have to be be able to write in the fandoms you propose - 'cos I know I can't write in either of these, not having seen them, but otherwise, I'll think about them as deserving at very least!
Triskellian: writingtriskellian on October 12th, 2006 07:05 am (UTC)
but if I ask for them, will I get them
You get to request not only the fandom but also the characters, so - yes, you'll get them if you ask for them. And there's been some great stuff written in previous years in imitation of "the Bard's own langauge", so you might even get lucky on that front.

And, as killalla says: three way beta pact!
Valderys: Macauley Connor - intellectual snobvalderys on October 12th, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Pact! It's pact! Yay!
Sarahmorganmuffle on October 12th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
I keep going and looking at the Yuletide site and dithering madly. I'm a big small fandoms fan (that's an odd phrase!) but as you say, do I know enough to offer and which do I chose!!

*dithers some more*
Valderys: Macauley Connor - intellectual snobvalderys on October 12th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
From what I gather, you don't have to just be able to write the ones you pick - I think you are allowed to choose more than that, but you may only be given an exchange partner who wants one of the things you offer, if that makes sense? So you do have to be fairly sure you can write *all* you offer :) I think. I have to say the details are confusing, because the mod keeps changing her mind - but then it's a massive challenge! Whatever works, is what I say...
my wings are like a shield of steelbuckle_berry on October 12th, 2006 10:29 am (UTC)
you don't happen to have read jonathan strange & mr norrell, do you? i have a real yen for slash with several of the characters in that book - there's so much potential - but there's almost none to be found. they're supposed to be making a film out of it, but waiting several years until that comes out and people start paying attention does not appeal.

sorry, that was more of an obscure fandom whine than any help with yuletide!

now with correct html, sorry.
Valderys: Macauley Connor - intellectual snobvalderys on October 12th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good idea! I'm dead certain I could write slash for that book, and I bet I won't be the only one suggesting it, so you should be in luck!