lanoyee: Mulan from the 2009 movie standing in front of her horse and taking a look back before going off to kick ass. (Mulan - looking back to walk forward.)
This year, I was just slightly more active than usually at Yuletide. I wrote two fics -- my assigned fics and two short treats. It was a good experience, all in all! I actually had a lot of fun writing these, more so than in the past years that I participated in Yuletide, to be honest. I also got my fic in on time. I tried to write fic that's respectful in terms of gender and race, and also fun, and I hope I somewhat succeeded.

Title: Candlelight!
Fandom: K-ON!
Characters: Tainaka Ritsu, Akiyama Mio, Kotobuki Tsumugi, Hirasawa Yui
Pairings: Kotobuki Tsumugi/OC
Rating: G
Word Count: 4388
Author's Notes: I somewhat recently read about how Japanese female mainstream musicians (we're talking Hamasaki Ayumi et al here) use their lyrics to express criticism of society and create a kind of female space, and that stuck with me. When I was assigned K-ON! for Yuletide, it pretty much immediately sprung to my mind to do something with that. I also read that young Japanese women still have to deal with sexism at the workplace, so both of those things sort of clicked and produced this.

Don't Blow Out The Light! )

Title: Stories Thought and Sung
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Characters: Yoshino Dōa, Asano Rin
Rating: G
Word Count: 348
Author's Notes: I... feel like this is WAY too short, which it is because I wrote it on 12/24 and, as such, did not have much time to expand on it. Dōa is so interesting to write about; her conflict and definition of self, identity and the idea of "home" especially. Since I mentioned the bullying we know she received from the other kids in her village, that line about her mother was important to me, to sort of counterweight that characterization.

The night before they enter Edo Castle, Dōa thinks of Kuichiru )

Title: Good Boy
Fandom: Blade of the Immortal
Characters: Asano Rin, Hyakurin, Magatsu Taito
Rating: G
Word Count: 218
Author's Notes: Now, this? This was just pure fun. Magatsu just lends himself so easily to topping and trolling.

Hyakurin is amazing. )
lanoyee: Amira from Otoyomegatari riding and laughing, with the sky as a backdrop. (Amira - riding in a clear blue sky.)
Yup, finally, here's my recs post for stories I enjoyed this Yuletide. It was a good one! First, I want to rec the two wonderful stories that were given to me this year. Because they are wonderful. ♥

Persuasion to Joy
Fandom: Huâ Mùlán | Mulan (2009)

A wonderful take on what happens after the movie, through the eyes of the Princess of Rouran, or the new Empress of Wei. We get a beautiful insight into her character, how she deals with her new life and how she relates to the other characters. It rings so true and complements canon perfectly. ♥ I particularly loved her sassy maid and the end scene. Ohh, the end scene.

This is definitely everything I wanted for Yuletide.

Two Wet Swallows
Fandom: Kaze Hikaru

This is a lovely little piece, an in-between scene between Sei and Okita. It's so sweet and so them and so adorable... and it has a picture by Utamaro! "Kamiya-sannn, you're so mean to me" will NEVER get old. ♥ I am so happy that I got this as a treat.

And now on to the others:

Recs for 20th Century Boys, Heian Period RPF, Fairy Tales, Journey to the West and The Twelve Kingdoms )
lanoyee: Amira from Otoyomegatari riding and laughing, with the sky as a backdrop. (Amira - riding in a clear blue sky.)
Dear Yuletide writer,

so you've been assigned my request. First off, I want to thank you so much for the fic you're going to write! Whatever you choose, I will be satisfied with it, because these are all fandoms I love very much (of course, otherwise I wouldn't have picked them). So, thank you! ♥

Some preferences in fiction:
  • I am all about the ladies, and I like it when female characters do stuff, think their thinky thoughts and talk with each other! About all sorts of things!
  • I like stories that have a mixture of serious and humorous moments, though I also like stories that are mainly serious, maybe dramatic.
  • Character development is what I like best about my fiction. I don't mind if a story isn't purely about that, but I like when there's some hint of it along the way.
  • In fact, I very much like character conflict, if that's what you'd like to go for.
  • Plot is nice, but not necessary at all.
  • I like both things that fit into canon and speculative fic.
  • I'm not that partial to porn, except maybe for BotI. I'd gladly read BotI porn.
  • No character bashing or pairing bashing, please.

Hope those help! These aren't rules that are set in stone, just general pointers which I hope help you in your idea-forming process. As I said, absolutely anything you can come up with will be loved.

Now, on to the fandoms!

Blade of the Immortal )

Kaze Hikaru )

Otoyomegatari )

Hua Mulan )

I really hope these ideas and prompts help you some. :) They're meant for orientation in case you have no idea where to start, but if you have another idea entirely, by all means, write it! These are fandoms in which there is little I don't absolutely adore, and thus little to do wrong.

Anonymous commenting is allowed and IP-logging is off, so feel free to leave me a comment if you have any more questions.

I wish you a good time, a joyous yuletide, and merry festivities, whichever you celebrate. ♥


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