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YULETIDE. I thought I was excited last year, and yet somehow this year I am even more excited. Last year I comfortably found four things to request; this year I had to squeeze and squeeze before I managed to get my requests down to six.

I hope that you, dear author, are feeling similarly excited. I'm thrilled to have you writing something for me, and the fact that you offered one of these fandoms at all tells me that you have excellent taste. I'm so excited to read whatever it is you choose to write!

Also: personally, when I write for really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

So, on with the requests.

General likes / dislikes )

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Uncanny X-Force )

FF )

Saga )

RPF – Pittsburgh Penguins )

Kraken – China Mieville )

IT Crowd )
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Five Men Roy Ruined for Jen, (and One She Hopes He Doesn't), by [livejournal.com profile] moeexyz - IT Crowd, Jen/Roy. I love the voices in this, basically. Bubbly and funny and possibly a little sweet.

First Sip by [livejournal.com profile] innie_darling - Cold Comfort Farm, Flora/Charles. A first time fic, written for Porn Battle. Great narrative voice, and as I told the author: Flora, quite determined to work this out, in a way that makes you both sort of sorry for her and sort of irritated. (Which, to be fair, is how I felt about book!Flora most of the time; I find movie!Flora more sympathetic.)

Which makes this a funny sort of rec, perhaps, but being familiar with the canon, I found the fic very satisfying. Also, for those who know the canon, there's a bit of an Easter egg hidden in the prose that amused me greatly.
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I'm going to write a fic-specific round-up once Yuletide's revealed, but in the meantime, here's a summary of the rest of my fannish activity this year.

a numbered list, with commentary )
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Generally, I dislike sitcoms. I dislike the characters, I find the scenarios silly and OTT, I can rarely watch an ep all the way through without collapsing of embarrassment squick, and the off-color humor isn't so much "adult" as juvenile. Oh, and I HATE the laugh track. Hate. Even sitcoms recommended by people whose taste I trust, I can't deal with. (Examples: the roommates love The Big Bang Theory; you all adore Community, HIMYM, and Parks and Rec. All struck out with me. Although, FWIW, I hated what I saw of those last two slightly less than I usually hate these things.)

But now, lo! I have now watched the entire run of The IT Crowd, a British sitcom about two geeks working in IT and the computer-illiterate woman put in charge of them, and I liked it! I... can't really say why this worked for me when so many others haven't. The British factor may be part of it? Everything's more respectable in an English accent. Also, despite some sniping, these people actually seem to like each other - although more in the way of family who're stuck together than friends who are together by choice. It also helps that I adored Moss from the get-go and warmed up to Roy and Jen before too long. Likability is very important!

(I liked the show so much, in fact, that I'm thinking about asking for it for Yuletide, assuming I do Yuletide this year. I thought I was skipping because I've already done lots of exchanges this year, but I actually have things to request - The IT Crowd, Coffee Prince, and Disney's cartoon Robin Hood.)

Well, you say, that's just one sitcom. Yes, but I also just watched and enjoyed Matthew Perry's new show Go On. (This even though I avoid Perry on principle on account of disliking his face.) He's a radio DJ unwillingly in group therapy after his wife's death, which did not sound like a winning start to me, but there were several legitimately funny bits, and our protagonist seems to be not entirely a jerk.

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