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Dear Yuletide Author,

You can find my bookmarks on AO3 here to get a taste of what I like.

General Stuff I Like:
1) I am a HUGE crossover fan. I started reading fanfic about 20 years ago and some of my earliest fanfic explorations were on the Gossamer Archive for The X-Files, where I basically read EVERYTHING in the crossover section. And that was a lot. Even if I had no clue about what the other fandoms were.
2) The trope that will make me read ANY story, no matter if it is poorly written or I don't even know the fandom, is the Time Loop. I'm also a ZOMG!HUGE fan of the Set Right What Once Went Wrong trope, a la Day Break, Quantum Leap, Early Edition, Seven Days, etc. Time travel stories where someone wakes up young again and has a chance to relive their life to fix [insert tragedy here] are like my fanfic kryptonite.
3) I adore Outsider POV that makes completely plausible theories over what is going on but the reader knows they're wrong and/or the Insider POV where the main character is keeping tons of secrets from everyone else in the story, especially identity-related secrets.
4) I'll read any pairing, although I do tend to gravitate towards slash. I also adore Gen fic.

General Stuff I Don't Like:
I'm hard to squick. I'm not a big fan of kidfic, but I'll read it and enjoy it if it's written well. Torture porn is a big turn-off, as is infantalization. My biggest turn-off in a fic is first person/present tense writing. I don't really know why, but I just can't stand reading it. I've read amazing summaries for fanfics or synopses for novels that I'm really excited about reading and I open the book and see it's in first person/present tense and I'll put it right back down.

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Aug. 16th, 2015 04:42 pm
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I have exactly 1,892 books. I have not read them all. They are all easily accessible to me and all in decent condition. And yet, I feel that I have nothing to read.

I have read down to the dregs in all of the fandoms I adore, and read outside of my preferred fandoms due to excellent authors. I need something new to read.

I can't help but feel that I am doing something wrong.
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There is a little girl. She's in third grade. She has one blue eye and one hazel-green eye. When she met me, she thought it was pretty cool that I have two different colored eyes, too.

After school yesterday, on a day that another student also noticed my eyes, I turned on the radio and sat in my car gasping in horror. I never go into the teacher's lounge for lunch, so I didn't know.

All I can think about is the little girl with the two different colored eyes. I know she's okay. I know it wasn't her. But it could have been, and it makes me so angry and so scared.
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A series of drabbles about Methos. Pretty dang awesome.
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I think maybe I'll transfer my fic rec LiveJournal Spacedoc here? Or maybe not.
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Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay (+ many other pairings including McKay/Carter, Weir/Zelenka, Jackson/O'Neill, Beckett/Kusanagi, Lorne/OMC, OMC/OMC, OFC/OFC, and OMC/OFC)
Length: 272,000ish words
Author Links:

Summary: After the death of his submissive, Colonel John Sheppard spent four years alone. Grief and anger pushed him and made him even more ambitious in his career. Taking Dr. Rodney McKay into his life and his bed was supposed to be a political maneuver– but then he met the man and everything he thought he wanted changed in an instant.

Dr. Rodney McKay has spent a year alone after divorcing his Domme and cutting her collar off in public. He doesn’t know if he’s ready for a new Dom but he does know he wants Atlantis and Colonel John Sheppard’s collar is his path to the city of the Ancients. Then the Marine put his hands on him and Rodney realizes that he’s already half way to risking his heart again.

Neither man was prepared for the explosive combination of their sexual dynamic and the intense emotional connection that would burn between them like an inferno.

Reccer's Notes: This is a series of 12+ stories set in a BDSM AU. You've probably read that concept before, but this particular author takes the concept and runs with it in such a delightful way that it leaves you panting for more. Graphic descriptions of sex, violence, and scary things. These stories will take you out of your comfort zone, but in a good way. When you get to the last story and then finish reading the snippets you'll immediately hunger for a new one. Until she writes more, you'll definitely want to check out the rest of her gorgeous stories, too (my particular favorite series is The Sentinels of Atlantis).

Story Links: Ties That Bind by Keira Marcos
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