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Hello vidder! I'm really excited to see what you have for me. None of the likes are deal-breakers, and you don't have to go in these directions at all; this is just to get you started.

Likes: I like a lot of different kinds of music (yes, even country) so pretty much everything is open to you. I love pop songs that include classical instruments, especially violins and cellos. I'm happy with instrumentals, too. I want clear structure in my songs, though, so genres like prog and jazz tend not to work for me. Not to say that the right song couldn't, if you have one that you think fits perfectly.

Dislikes: Songs with overt misogyny. Lines from the canon spoken over lyrics. (During the bridge is okay.) That song by Bruno Mars that's about sex by the fire at night. I don't think anyone would use that song for the canons below, but I want to make it very clear. ;)

And now, the canons! Don't feel constrained by the prompts below; they're just ideas.

1. The Outsiders



My favorite part about this is the interactions between the Greasers-- how they love each other, yell at each other, hit each other, but they present a united front against the Socs. I may also have a thing for guys beating each other up. Okay, yeah I do. So anything pitting the Greasers against the Socs would be great, or anything showing how the Greasers care about each other. Or both! Homoeroticism is a-ok but not required.

2. The Handmaid's Tale



The cinematography in this show is superb. Everything looks like an Old Master painting. My favorite shots are of all the Handmaids together, the red against the subdued colors. Although they're submissive, I can't help feeling that they're the crest of a wave ready to engulf their fucked-up society. So anything showcasing them and what they can do would be wonderful.

3. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell



I haven't finished the miniseries, but my favorite part of the book was the relationship between Stephen and the man with the thistledown hair. I'd like a vid showing Stephen's story.

4. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency



Oh God how I loved this show. I love Precious and Grace and how they play off each other hilariously. I love the budding relationship between Precious and JLB Maketoni. I can't even tell you what I'd most like to see, because the answer would be 'anything at all.'

5. The Stand



I love postapocalypse stories. I especially love postapocalypse where the focus is on rebuilding society. The Stand is one of my favorite stories ever. My favorite scene in the entire thing is when Larry Underwood is sitting on an abandoned car on the highway, singing "Eve of Destruction" in this harsh, I-still-can't-believe-this-is-happening tone. I wish I could get an mp3 of that; no other version I've heard has that stripped-down anguished feeling. The series starts with the surreality of everything falling apart, and ends with the determination to make everything right. That's probably what I love the most, the feeling that things can be made right again.

6. The Handmaiden



GUH. This is the most beautiful movie. I love Hideko and Sookhee's relationship, of course, so anything telling that story would be lovely. But in all honesty, something that's a purely visual exploration of the movie would be great. No narrative necessary! So yeah, this is another "I will love anything you do" fandom.

Thank you, vidding person! I can't wait to see your creation!
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Me, actually posting a thing. When's the last time that happened?

I might see if I can get back into this fandom thing. Basically, I'm vidding again, after a break of like 12 years. And I'm really, really enjoying it. So I'm going to see if I can use this DW to keep vidding links I want to revisit, make recs, and post my own stuff with more extensive notes than I'd put on AO3 or YT. Will I keep this up? God only knows. I like talking about vidding very much, though, as I learn all kinds of things I forgot or never knew, so if you want to talk about it, hit me up!
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Hello, vidding person! This is my first Festivids, and I'm so excited about it! My overall attitude toward music is that it should fit the mood of the source, whether it's instrumental or has vocals. I'm okay with voice clips as long as there are only a couple, and they don't talk over lyrics.





1. 12 Monkeys

I love the visuals in this movie. The weird, vaguely futuristic look of the "present," and the Dutch angles that make everything feel so off-kilter. Within the story, I love Cole's combination of anger and vulnerability, his joy at being in the past and his desperation to avoid the apocalypse. Anything highlighting that would be awesome. I love every part of this movie, though, so pretty much whatever speaks to you, I'll be very happy with.





2. Ben Hur

This movie is as gay as a mainstream 1950s movie could be. Messala practically humps Judah, and there's all the galley-rowing with sweaty, almost-naked men. And the eyefucking! So much eyefucking! I'd love a lovers-to-enemies vid, or just something that shows all the GAY GAY GAY.





3. Deadwood

SWEDGIN! Al Swearengen is the best character in this show, and I would love something showcasing him. With this, you might want to do more voice clips, because half the attraction is his dialogue. This is my favorite Ian McShane role ever.





4. How I Live Now

This movie is gorgeously shot. My favorite thing about it is the colors, especially the contrast between the saturated pre-war setting and the washed-out visuals after the nuke. Post-apocalypse is one of my favorite subgenres, and this is a unique take on it.





5. Singin' in the Rain

My favorite old movie! I'm into historical fashion, so something showing all the awesome clothes would be great. But this movie is so wonderful, really anything will be fantastic. (But not Uptown Funk. After that amazing vid with all the old-movie dancing, I can't see anything else set to Uptown Funk.)





6. Willow

This movie was an adolescent awakening for me. Val Kilmer, shirtless throughout a good share of the movie, is a scoundrel in the mold of Han Solo. He's so fucking charming! His hair made me lust after any guy with shoulder-length or longer hair. And he's caged, tied up, punched, kicked, and chained. YES PLEASE. Give me all the Madmartigan and I will love you forever.




   

   
7. Avengers Academy

Bucky's an emo musician whose memory is shot, but he knows Captain America is wonderful. Please show me Bucky being sad and confused and inexplicably drawn to Steve. I love them together, whether as a couple or best friends. I'm cool with art that isn't from the game, as long as it's clearly referencing the game. See this or this. (Natasha in the stealth cardboard box is never not awesome btw.)

I hope this is helpful! I can't wait to see what you do!
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This is my first time doing Yuletide. I'm so excited! I hope you find something within my requests that speaks to you, and gives you something fun to write.


I am okay with explicit sex, but I am just as happy, maybe more, with gen. Shipping is not my primary motivation with fic; I like relationships of all kinds.

Overall, I like h/c and angst. Whether it comes from loneliness, fear, pain, or shame, I like it all. The canons I chose have lots of bad things that have or could happen. I do also like comfort though, so whatever bad thing happens, there can be good to balance it out!

Hurt stuff I like reading: physical abuse, emotional abuse, dubcon/noncon, food restriction, humiliation (as long as it's not played for laughs).

Hurt tropes I like: Forced power exchange, sex directed by a third party, nonsexual punishment, prisonfic, slavefic, hookerfic.

Comfort stuff I like reading: Touching/cuddling, verbal reassurance, physical protection.

Comfort tropes I like: Loyal companions, best friends, shared trauma, volunteering to save someone else.

Things I DNW:
Non-canon character death. Death makes it not fun anymore.
Amputation/dismemberment. Again, not fun anymore.
Scat or vore.
Incest.
Body horror. This includes pregnancy (male or female), inflation, and stuffing.
Tickling. It's weird that tickling squicks me so hard, when I'm happy with violent noncon, but there you have it.
Abuse or noncon of women, children under 14, or animals.
Healing cock. Let's deal with the trauma before bringing sex into it.
Grimdark endings. It doesn't have to be happily ever after, but some hope is necessary.
AUs or crossovers for any of my requests. I'm happy with AUs in some fandoms, but not in these, and I'm never into crossovers.

Below are my requested fandoms. You're not limited to the prompts I listed, if you have something else you'd like to write.


FANDOMS



Island of Doomed Men. Stephen Danel, Mark "John Smith" Sheldon, Cort, Eddie. If you can't fit all the characters in, that's perfectly fine, but Mark and/or Eddie should definitely be included.

Island of Doomed Men is one of my favorite B movies. (Here is my writeup on the promo post. And here is the movie on YouTube.) I love prison and work camp stories, especially when the people in them don't deserve to be there. I love whipping scenes. I love worked-hard sweaty men being hurt and comforting each other. Here, have some prompts.

  • What was Eddie being whipped for? "Discipline is essential" leaves it wide open for interpretation.

  • Eddie faints into Mark's arms. When else do they touch?

  • Lorraine kicked Danel out of her bed a while ago. Does he satisfy his sexual urges with the prisoners? (Yes. The answer is yes.)




Illustration credit to yayashin.blogspot.com

Rai-Kirah series by Carol Berg. Seyonne and anyone else.

Oh, this is the whumpiest of whumpy slavefic. Poor poor Seyonne. He's an abuse magnet. I love that he's lost all rebellion by the time the first book starts, and is only focused on obeying and avoiding being hurt. That pure acceptance of a horrible situation is like catnip to me. So naturally, I want to see it in action or see what made him that way in the first place. I also like that he bears marks from his punishments. Scars, bruises, welts, cuts, I like seeing the effects of what happened.

  • "The washing at the close of a meal was usually the job of younger slaves...attractive women or youths made available for a night for those guests who took a fancy to them. I had not been required to do it since I passed twenty-five and had enough scars to make me less than pleasing." What happened back when he was required to do it? What if Seyonne had been requested in the present, either after the dinner with the Mezzrahn or at some other dinner in the palace?

  • As an Ezzarian, Seyonne is viewed with suspicion by pretty much everyone. Did he ever have any friends among other slaves in his life? Anyone to give him support or comfort?

  • Durgan seems to like Seyonne well enough. Boresh seems to dislike him more than other slaves. Did they ever disagree over what should be done with him? If so, who won, and what happened then?




Illustration credit to Faith Erin Hicks.

The Goblin Emperor. Maia Drazhar, Setheris Nelar, Hesero Nelaran.

Oh Maia, my sweet baby cinnamon roll, you are so perfect a woobie. This is another example of the kind of acceptance of a bad situation that I love. While Maia's unhappy with his life at Edonomee, he's resigned to dealing with Setheris for what's likely to be the rest of his life. He's obedient and submissive, but nothing will keep Setheris from taking out his anger on Maia.

  • Throughout the book, Maia keeps reminding himself that Setheris can't harm him anymore. He also tells himself that Csevet can't cane him, so it's pretty clear that was a tool in Setheris's arsenal. Let's see a pre-canon scene where Setheris punished him for some misdeed.

  • Setheris got drunk. A lot. And he was a mean drunk. Did he ever abuse Maia sexually?

  • When Hesero came to plead for Setheris's reinstatement at court, Maia let her know the extent of Setheris's abuse. She was horrified, and couldn't believe it of her husband. What did she say when she went back to Setheris? Was she angry? Hurt? Afraid? How did he feel, seeing that his beloved wife knew what he had done? (This is my vengeance prompt, because Setheris is bad and should be made to feel bad forever.)




Image credit daichuus.livejournal.com

Doctrine of Labyrinths. Felix Harrowgate, Malkar Gennadion.

Felix Harrowgate, arrogant master wizard of the Mirador, nobly born and lover of the Lord Protector's brother. Or, y'know, child prostitute ruthlessly trained by an evil wizard to appear so. Poor Felix, his arrogance falls to nothing when Malkar comes calling for him again.

Felix isn't a nice guy. Unlike my other woobies, there's plenty to dislike about him. But that gives him an inner self that never truly submits, and I find that fascinating. He shook Malkar's hold after three years at court; he's not one to calmly accept servitude as his lot. Also, I don't normally kink on height, but I like that he's taller than almost everyone, including Malkar.

  • Malkar bought Felix from the brothel at age 14. What did he see in Felix that called to him? What was it like for Felix, being taken out of Pharaohlight and into Malkar's home?

  • Was Felix ever better at something than Malkar? How did they each react? What did Malkar do about it?

  • What was it like when Felix first came to court under Malkar's guidance? Had he pulled together his haughty act yet? What did Malkar have him do? What did Malkar do to him?


I am truly happy with whichever prompt you decide to fill. Or you might have something better in mind, in which case I can't wait to see!
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Mommy otter Sleepy otter Baby otters
Appalled otter Excited otter Laughing otter
Joyful otter Shushing otter Hiding otter
Shocked otter Highfive otter Uninterested otter
Thinky otter Avoidy otter Taunting otter
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Title: Spectacular Tentacular
Author: [personal profile] theletterelle
Pairing: Mikey Way/OAC
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 1023
Series: Slantverse
Summary: Mikey’s sixteenth birthday is the culmination of his life.
Prompt used: Tentacles for kink bingo
Disclaimer: This is a non-profit, non-commercial work of fiction using the names and likenesses of real individuals. This fictional story is not intended to imply that the events herein actually occurred or that the attitudes or behaviors described are engaged in or condoned by the real persons whose names are used without permission.

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Title: Lacunae
Author: [personal profile] theletterelle
Pairing: Brian Molko/Gerard
Rating: R
Wordcount: 2134
Series: Slantverse
Summary: Gerard's sixteenth birthday should be his best ever. It's not.
Prompt used: Piercings/needleplay for kink bingo
Disclaimer: This is a non-profit, non-commercial work of fiction using the names and likenesses of real individuals. This fictional story is not intended to imply that the events herein actually occurred or that the attitudes or behaviors described are engaged in or condoned by the real persons whose names are used without permission.
Content notes: Noncon, non-permanent piercing.

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Title: Consideration
Author: [personal profile] theletterelle
Rating: G
Wordcount: 640
Series: Slantverse
Summary: Brendon knows something’s wrong with him.
Prompt used: Penance/punishment for kink bingo
Disclaimer: This is a non-profit, non-commercial work of fiction using the names and likenesses of real individuals. This fictional story is not intended to imply that the events herein actually occurred or that the attitudes or behaviors described are engaged in or condoned by the real persons whose names are used without permission.

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suspension mummification / immobilization caning prostitution / sex work service
washing / cleaning fisting / stretching leather / latex / rubber tickling watersports
silk velvet feathers furs chastity devices wildcard in public power exchange
food authority figures animal play situational humiliation scars / scarification
object penetration penance / punishment vanilla kink piercings / needleplay tentacles
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Title: Your Love is Better Than Chocolate
Author: [personal profile] theletterelle
Pairing: Quinn/Bert
Rating: NC-17
Wordcount: 730
Series: Slantverse
Summary: It's dirty, bad, and wrong, and Quinn loves it so.
Prompt used: Vanilla kink for kink bingo
Disclaimer: This is a non-profit, non-commercial work of fiction using the names and likenesses of real individuals. This fictional story is not intended to imply that the events herein actually occurred or that the attitudes or behaviors described are engaged in or condoned by the real persons whose names are used without permission.
Content notes: Flashback to Quinn and Bert in college. Title from "Ice Cream" by Sarah McLachlan.

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