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12 September 2016 @ 09:32 pm
dear trick or treat exchange creator  
Dear trickortreatex Creator!

first of all - hello! ♥ I am very excited to be getting to know you in the near future; thank you so much in advance for creating my gift - I am very much looking forward to reading it. What I would like you to know is that, to me, it is most important that what you write or create is something you are comfortable with and that you enjoy writing/creating the art; you will find a list of things I love below, but these are merely suggestions, because no matter what direction you end up going to, I sure am going to love it!

I love angst. Anything angsty, really, angst is my crack and my favourite thing to read in fanfiction. Angsty art is also amazing, though! I have to say that, while I adore dark pieces in general, I am not fond of the extremes; so I'd prefer if there were no highly graphic stuff - no heavy torture or kinks (including PWP, m-preg, mutilation, etc) please, if possible! What I do not enjoy as much either are extreme AUs (i.e. modern!AU for ASOIAF, which is something I highly avoid - I didn't request it, but it's always a good example) and crossovers (except for maybe a Narcissa Malfoy / Catelyn Stark or Druella Black / TV!Morticia Addams fic because those would be amazing), nor do I like very fluffy fluff in the written word a lot. It doesn't have to be all darkness, destruction and gloom (unless you want it to be!), but 100% fluff is not something I particularly enjoy reading. Looking at it is great, though, I love adorable fluffy artwork! I do have a very soft spot for hurt/comfort and hints of romance in an angsty/dark piece, though.

So, you see that I generally prefer Tricks over Treats, even though I did request Treats in some of the fandoms. Again, though, whatever you choose to go with, whether it's a Trick or a Treat, I am super excited to receive my gift and will absolutely adore it!


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Characters: Phryne Fisher, Elizabeth "Mac" MacMillan, Jack Robinson
Ships: Phryne/Mac, Phryne/Jack
Trick or Treat? Trick!

Oh God, I have no words for how very much in love I am with this show. I'm only at the end of the first season (but I don't mind spoilers), and honestly, I adore Phryne. I truly do. I could write novels about how much I adore her, haha. And I really couldn't decide with whom I ship her more - Jack or Mac. Speaking of Mac, I LOVE her. She's lured me in from the first moment on, just like Phryne herself! And she's such a tragic character, really, OMG.

I picked "trick" alone for this fandom because I've been looking for proper angsty vulnerable!Phryne Miss Fisher fic everywhere but to no avail, so of course it would absolutely warm my heart to receive an angsty piece! If it turns more into a treat, however, that's perfectly fine as well! Anything would be totally amazing <3.

Addams Family (1964)
Characters: Morticia Addams, Gomez Addams
Ships: Morticia/Gomez
Trick or Treat? Both!

The characters should be quite clear there - there is NOTHING that goes over the beautiful love that Morticia and Gomez share! If you want to create a gen-piece: All perfectly fine with me! But I'd rather you focus on Morticia there, since I have always been so incredibly fascinated by her... If you choose to go with Addams Family, I'd ask you to please stick to the 1964 canon - I've never really gotten into any other portrayals.

Whatever direction you'll choose to go with will be fantastic there - I've been craving some angsty Morticia (or Morticia/Gomez, of course) fic (or generally, an angsty piece) for a long time because I've sort of missed real angst moments in the show - and the few ones were resolved way too quickly tbh - but treats would also just warm my heart! Whatever strikes your fancy will be perfect there.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
Characters: Mameha, Hatsumomo
Ships: N/A (even though I have a twisted fascination with Mameha/Baron and could totally see Mameha/Hatsumomo!)
Trick or Treat? Both!

Mameha is one of my favourite literary characters ever. This book will forever remain my favourite and I cannot even express the love I feel for Mameha since the first time I read it. Same goes for movie!Mameha! Michelle Yeoh is absolutely GREAT for her and I couldn't picture anything else. All throughout the book, Sayuri has been given such great advice by Mameha over and over again and we got to see so much of her but then at the same time so little. She's so incredibly disciplined and never loses focus, but she is vulnerable, too, and thre have been rare moments where we see that. I do believe she had feelings for the Baron (and probably hated herself for it) and I do believe that she truly liked Sayuri/Chiyo not only because the Chairman set her up to train her. There is SO much to explore with this character, there are such endless possibilities, anything would just totally excite me!

As for Hatsumomo, she just fascinates me. Mameha suggests in the book that she has been a brat and a diva since her childhood, but of course something must be behind there. She's desperate to survive, and she's desperate to seek love and pleasure but that doesn't go together - maybe that's what made her bitter? What did make her bitter, what did in the end make her so cruel? Was it really jealousy of this pretty new girl or just blank fear that she wouldn't be able to survive if someone took her place? Again, there is so much to explore with her, it's just great!

Again, I'm sort of leaning towards the direction of tricks rather than treats, but that is just my general angst adoration - if you feel like creating a treat, that's amazing! I've requested both because I love both :D

Cracks (2009)
Characters: Miss G, Di Radfield
Ships: Miss G/Di
Trick or Treat? Trick!

Honestly, I'm in love with pretty much everyone in that movie. (I do like the book a lot, too, but this is one of the rare cases where I actually prefer the movie.) While I think Di ends up being my favourite character, Miss G is definitely the one that fascinates me the most - Eva Green is just AMAZING in showing all the different aspect of this crazy complex character: The temptress of young girls, the teacher everyone loves, the slightly manic woman and the utterly desperate girl who never got out of the boarding school that broke her and many, many others. So... Exploring Miss G further would be great. Exploring Di further would be great since she is actually the only one who managed to break away from this once she realised what was going on. Basically, all the relationships amongst the girls and Miss G are just so brilliantly woven together and UGH, anything and everyone in this whole movie is just brilliant!

The angstier the better there, of course! There is just SO MUCH angst potential in this whole movie, and in the whole book, it's amazing.

Thank you so much for creating for me in advance, and as I said, what- and whoever you choose to go with, I will surely love it! ♥
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on September 13th, 2016 12:33 am (UTC)
I always thought MFMM had so much potential for angst because of her sister's murder. Hope you get a lovely present.
Perhaps one of these days we can bounce some ideas around... I just put all my HP drabbles on AO3... and think I need to add some (general?) Narcissa, some Bellatrix/Rodolphus and Draco/Hannah things eventually. But I'm in dire need of a beautiful muse... :)
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 17th, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)
I knoooooow right! There is lots of angst potential between the lines as well, and i'm just in love with all of it <333. I hope so too! :D I'm so crazy excited for my assignment, you have no idea xD. And ohhhhhh, haha, that is awesome! Another reason to check out your AO3 finally :D And yeah, I totally need a muse too lol, I have so many fics due these days waaaaaah.
Nina: <hex> good timeshoneymink on September 17th, 2016 12:05 pm (UTC)
That's great that you're excited when it comes to your assignment! <3

I just cleaned my AO3 up a bit. But yes, I'd really like to get back into writing a little – I find talking about ideas etc. really helps. So it'd be lovely if we were able to do that sometime!. Maybe one of these days I feel confident enough for one of those fest-things (if you guide me to a good one that is). :)
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 21st, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
I GOT ADDAMS FAMILY! <333333 Even more excited now, even if it means I have to write fluff :D

Ohhhh yeah, it totally does - I'm absolutely up for it! And I'll certainly guide you to all the amazing fests you'd like :D
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on September 26th, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)
It sounds like fun in any case.

Oh, that would be brilliant. I'm looking forward to it. After next week I need to wrap up some things and hopefully through conversation etc. I can gain some more confidence. :)
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 1st, 2016 07:10 pm (UTC)
Me too! And yay, that would be great :D I have so much stuff to write, I'm pretty much always available xD
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 1st, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
What did you sign up for/have to write? I'm always happy to be a sounding board if you need that. :)
So... yeah... need to wrap things up now (huge sigh) and then hopefully/fingers crossed I can get some inspiration for a Bellatrix/Rodolphus ficlet.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 12th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
OH GOD, I have way too many things to write x____x I'll send you a screened comment with my fest spreadsheet, you're welcome xD. #selfcontrolisoverrated

I definiitely need a sounding board and LOTS of yelling, haha. Because way too many deadlines coming up way too soon! xD How are your Bella/Rod ficlet plans looking?

Edited at 2016-10-12 09:31 pm (UTC)
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 13th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Kind of bleak to be honest. I need to finish this fic first that I had started with my ex-friend and it's kind of paralysing. *sigh* But I'm telling myself – after that. Then I'm open for prompts and suggestions.

Oh, thank you. I appreciate it... curious thing that I am. And I'm very happy to listen. :) The deadlines were what was killing me with ficathons in the end. Especially when I drew a blank on the prompt I was assigned. In any case, I'll look at the spreadsheet. I'm sure you'll do marvellously! *hugs*
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 14th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, oh no :/ Do you really need to finish finish it? Or can't you take a break from it for other projects? you can do it though <33333.

Haha, deadlines are actually the things that make me write - otherwise I'd just procrastinate forever and never get anything down, even though I'm so so so so bad with them lol. Spreadsheet coming!
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 14th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so undecided and procrastinating – so in the end I often end up doing nothing I'm ashamed to say.

I usually end up having a nervy strop with deadlines. *lol*
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 14th, 2016 08:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know that so well - that's me most of the time too!

Awww hahahaha - I work well under pressure, so I'm good with deadlines, but waaaah they always come up way too early xD.
Ninahoneymink on October 14th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
With the last ficathons I participated in some years ago I wasn't inspired by the prompt and then there was so much stuff going on and essentially I didn't start writing until 3 days before the deadline. And then I felt super stressed. For a while when I was wirting Borgias fic, I actually found writing easy. Probably because it was like writing historical fiction (to a point) and I'm very familiar with the time period. I don't know.... different fandoms bring different... well... difficulties.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 18th, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhh no, that sucks :/ I mean, in all honesty, most of the fics I write are actually the night of the deadline lol so I feel you on the stress, but then I work super well under pressure!

And different fandoms TOTALLY bring different difficulties - there are some I actually freak out about writing even after the fifth fic, and some that just... FLOW. So write whatever is flowing for you right now! Dive into the inspiration! :D
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 18th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
I suck under pressure. *lol*

So I've written about 500 words and need about another 500 today – then hopefully again about that tomorrow and the day after to wrap up this dreaded fic. I guess I am just unhappy because I really really do not care about my ex-friend anymore and want her out of my life but since she's a co-author I cannot delete the fic. And then I think at least parts of it were not so bad so maybe I shouldn't want to delete it. I just want her out of my life, she hurt me so much – she has to go. *lol*
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 26th, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC)
That is pretty awesome, though! :D I hope you're done for good by now`

Aww yeah, I perfectly understand that *all the hugs* - couldn't you just orphan the fic on your side and have nothing at all to do with it anymore? Would that work?
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 26th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
No, not done – partly due to my own insecurities and procrastination as I explained in my PM.

Believe me I thought about that option but I've never really left anything unfinished... except for ballroom dancing lessons when I was 15. So there's something in me that doesn't stop nagging that I need to finish it or I'll always regret it. I don't know. Maybe I'm crazy.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on November 18th, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
Not crazy at all - I'm not really that way with fics (God,don't ask me how many I've abandoned in my young years especially lol, some never posted... They make for great placeholders in AO3 exchanges now, even though they're of course totally not publishable xD ... Also part of the reason why I only write OneShots for fests these days xD) and there are some things I quit in real life as well (but I'm intending to take them all on again too xD. Or most of them!), but usually I'm the type to pull stuff through as well, because just... Well, BECAUSE.
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on November 18th, 2016 08:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm usually one ot write one-shots or at least things that are closed in itself that could or could not have a sequel but never anything in parts. That's why I didn't really necessarily want to write or publish this fic but I was persuaded and all was well as long as the friendship was well but now that it isn't... I'm just procrastinating a lot. If I really pulled myself together I could finish it, I'm sure. But yeah – health and low spirits.

And yes about the pulling through because BECAUSE ... I don't know, it's just what I've been taught that one doesn't quit.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on November 19th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I really don't blame you - especially considering the circumstances it'd be perfectly acceptable if you just ditched it and pretended nothing ever happened? just look at the ciiiiiiiircumstances!
Ninahoneymink on November 20th, 2016 11:06 am (UTC)
Oh I wish... approx. 2000 more words... wish me luck.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on November 20th, 2016 02:56 pm (UTC)
*breaks out the pom-poms and waves them frantically* YOU CAN DO IIIIIIIIIIT!
Ninahoneymink on December 20th, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
Thank you. And so I did. Now of course the ex-friend is basically holding it hostage until she gives her final approval but doesn't answer my PMs. I've never felt so much resentment, it's truly foreign to me. And so frustrating.

Hope you got back to Vienna in time, healthy, for all the Christmas events!
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on December 23rd, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
Ughhhhhhh, wow. That is... Wow, that's kindergarten-like behaviour, NGL. Hopefully she'll at least SOMEHOW respond, meh :/

I SO did! In the meantime I'm back in Innsbruck for Christmas haha, got there last night after still being in class till 6.30pm lol. I NEED TO POST ABOUT SO MANY THINGS IT'S INSANEEEEEEE but so much has happened!
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on December 23rd, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC)
One last chapter ... and I think only 500 words or so on my part, hoping she finishes her commitment and it's done. *sigh*

Looking forward to hearing all about it. I'll eventually answer your PM and read your Minerva story – unfortunately I didn't get around to much of anything as a lot has happened here as well. *sighs some more*

Hope you got my not quite festive but still Christmas card?! :)))
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on December 24th, 2016 01:14 am (UTC)
Ughhhh, I really hope so too! *crosses all the fingers*

Haha, take your time - I'm WAY behind on everything too, especially because I pretty much didn't get to check my laptop at all in the past days... WAAAAAH. But I have so much to post about, it's craaaaaazy :D And oh God yeah, I read some of that *offers all the hugs* HOpefully things are getting a bit better?

YES I DID! <333333 I didn't yet read it because I put it on the Christmas Stack and will solemnly read it tomorrow, but I'm super excited about it, THANK YOUUUUUU <33333. Mine will be coming lol but WAAAAAH TOO MUCH TO DO XD
aliens on September 13th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
oooh this sounds like something i'd love to take part in tbh!
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on September 17th, 2016 11:54 am (UTC)
Sign ups are actually open right now! :D You'd LOVE that thing, it's my third year participating and I love it <3333.
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 13th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)
Unfortunately I cannot see the screened comment. :( Perhaps if you send a PM instead? Just a thought. *hugs* Hope you are better today!
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 14th, 2016 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh no! PM is coming haha, I should have sent it to you via that right away lol, but that would have required common sense xD.
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 14th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
No worries, I often lack that myself. Well a bit more than often.
avi ☁ the faerieflyingharmony on October 14th, 2016 08:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, me too lol - common sense is overrated xD.
Nina: <derrière moi> bettyhoneymink on October 14th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
I usually limit it to when I'm actually working on something. ;)