neotoma: Loki from Thistil Mistil Kistil being a dingbat (Loki-Dingbat)
( Oct. 8th, 2016 04:18 pm)
Thank you so much for writing a story for me! I appreciate your work!

I'm neotoma on AO3 and I've participated in Yuletide for several years, so I'm glad you're participating too!

General likes and dislikes:

Dislikes -- hatesex, extreme power differentials in relationships, mentor-student relationships, dub-con and non-con unless the characters actually deal with how fucked up the relationship is, deathfic without hope
Likes -- nifty worldbuilding, exploring the edge cases (what if the main character doesn't fit into their society's boxes -- how do they cope?), friendship as a priority, casefic and gen fic, puns, happy endings, bittersweet endings that have hope at the end.

Onto the fandoms -- SGU, Darkwing Duck, Doctor Faustus )
neotoma: Loki from Thistil Mistil Kistil being a dingbat (Loki-Dingbat)
( Sep. 13th, 2016 01:43 pm)
I finally put in my Yuletide noms:

Stargate Universe:
Lt. Vanessa James
Airman Darren Becker
Dr. Lisa Park
Adam Brody

-- I'm planning to ask for a 'lower decks' story for SGU -- other people who want other characters should go nominate SGU!

Doctor Faustus (Marlowe):
Good Angel
Evil Angel

-- probably going to ask for Mephistopheles in an Office AU parody where he just can't stand his client, Dr. Faust, and complains to his co-workers and supervisor; anything that lets me imagine Arthur Darvill in Tudor dress looking subtly disgusted with people is a treasure.

Darkwing Duck:
Drake Mallard/Darkwing Duck
Launchpad McQuack
Gosalyn Mallard
Honker Muddlefoot

-- I have no idea what I'd ask for, possibly an examination of the AU where Drake becomes Quiverwing Quack after Gosalyn gets killed in BOOM! studio's Crisis on Infinite Darkwings story (because that's apparently what I want from a Disney Afternoon show -- parental grief and coping mechanisms on par with Batman's.)
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Jan. 1st, 2016 04:39 pm)
Of Castes and Honey (1253 words) by Neotoma
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Books of the Raksura - Martha Wells
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Moon (Books of the Raksura), Chime (Books of the Raksura)

Chime, Moon, and honeybees.

If you haven't read any of the Books of the Raksura by Martha Wells, they're the story of Moon, an orphan who has spent his entire life hiding his ability to shapeshift into a form capable of flight. His discovery of people like himself changes his life.

The novels are notable for the fact that the world is populated by a wide variety of not-quite-human species and that there are no humans in the setting. Also, the detritus of previous civilizations are quite literally everywhere, and some of the artifacts are outright deadly; the worldbuilding is excellent, and the characters both alien enough to be not human, but human enough to be relatible.
neotoma: Roadrunner fetish goes "beep beep!' (roadrunner)
( Dec. 31st, 2015 09:41 am)
Not a complete list by any means, but some delightful stories to read that you might not have seen anyway.

Goblin Emperor

Peace & Purring -- Csethiro and Maia escape the tenth iteration of their wedding rehearsal, and relax a little.

Imperial Radch

Daughter of Fishes -- Translator Zeiat has an ingenious idea that she thinks will make tea even better.

Ray Bradbury

When She Woke at Dawn -- The Martians are returning to Earth. (The Martian Chronicles & There Will Come Soft Rains)

Seseme Street

Felt Lines -- Sesame Street muppets talk about their personal experiences on StoryCorps.

Exclusive Content -- In old days, Cookie think, just having monsters on television was spooky. Monsters doing classy drama was transgressive. Transgressive mean it a thing that people not expect you to do, and they think you strange when you do it. It special kind of surprise.

Location is Everything -- Mr. Hooper has always wanted his own store.

Stargate Universe

Manifest Destiny -- "I think I've worked out the bad news on my own,” Rush says as crisply as he can, like that will keep the tremble out of his voice, and now he's the one who can't quite look at Eli. “What's the good news?”

Australia Is No Better Than Here -- Young and Rush, in the three year stasis. Or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, possibly.


Gift Guides for Grumpy Bastards -- When Casey tries to figure out a present for the birthday Frank doesn't want to celebrate, she finds the one person who knows everything there is to know on Frank Walker.

Vorkosigan Saga

Not Quite Vor -- Deportment isn't the sum of a girl's education when she grows up Koudelka. Few people stop to remember that quieter than Martya or gentler than Delia doesn’t mean particularly gentle or quiet.
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Oct. 26th, 2015 07:24 pm)
Thank you for signing up, and for at least one of my fandoms!

My squicks -- teacher/student, adultery, and generally shitty relationship behavior that isn't called out by the story, if not the characters. Also behavior that obviously wouldn't be acceptable if a woman did it shouldn't be acceptable if a man does it, and vice versa.

My preference -- plotty stories where romance, if it is in the story, serves the plot. I like bobfic.

My requests -- Stargate Universe, An American in Paris, Bite Me! )
I just posted my Yuletide! yay, me!

And this year it's not All Penis Jokes, All The Time, unlike last year when I wrote Odinstattur.

To celebrate, I will have lunch, pack for my trip, and outline a Pacific Rim kinkmeme fill.
neotoma: My Glitch Avatar, with brown skin, purple hair, and cat ears (Glitch)
( Oct. 13th, 2013 11:47 am)
Hi, and thank you! Just a little about my tastes -- I prefer gen or bob in stories as prefer having a non-romance plot as the center of the story, and would prefer to have a story with a hopeful and/or bittersweet ending to a downer ending. I don't like unequal romantic relationships (mentor/student, master/slave, etc), but I enjoy stories about found families and strong friendships.

Onto the Fandoms -- Bite Me!, The Flash, The Constantine Affliction, Hellspark, and Batman Beyond )
neotoma: Loki from Thistil Mistil Kistil being a dingbat (Loki-Dingbat)
( Sep. 22nd, 2013 07:16 pm)
Bite Me!, Flash, JSA, and The Constantine Afflication )

The Constantine Afflication is the book I picked up at WisCon from the $1 ARC table. It's basically a steampunk mystery novel set in a The World Turned Upside Down universe. I picked it up, read the first two lines, and had to have it.

He called himself Adam, and all he wanted was love.

The man who was not quite a man walked across his laboratory, moving awkwardly on a leg still stiff from his accident in the Arctic long years before.

Would you be able to resist an opening like that?
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
( Oct. 31st, 2012 08:10 pm)
I'm like gen stories and bobfic, and I have eclectic tastes in fandoms and love detailed worldbuilding. Hopefully you do too!

My requested fandoms:
Bite Me! )

Mirabile, by Janet Kagan )

Nation, by Terry Pratchett )

The Almighty Johnsons )


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