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October 23rd, 2014


08:59 pm - Dear Yuletide writer 2014!!

Thank you, thank you for offering one of the crazy rare fandoms I've wished for this year! I'm more excited about you writing for me than about Christmas!

In order to make your job perhaps a tad bit easier I'm going to give you a brief lists of likes and dislikes:

General dislikes:


  • Sex-wise: Stories containing incest, non-con or beastiality - I wouldn't say I take offense, I simply skip them.

  • Mood-wise: Stories that kill off my favourite characters. Feel free to torture them a little, but please let them have a bit of comfort and a happy ending afterwards. It is Christmas, after all...

  • Genre-wise: Mpreg, kidfic, pregnancy tics in general (mostly because at the moment everyone in my circuit of friends seem to be getting knocked up, so please, not in fiction, too!), crack-fix (unless particularly intelligently written).

General likes:


  • Gender-wise: I'm a feministy femslash kind of girl and love stories depicting strong female characters and relationship and/or romances between strong female characters.

  • Character-dynamic-wise: To me, fan fiction is a great place for rebellion! I find it empowering when a heteronormative canon is moulded into a femslash romance, and I love it when an innocent and fragile woman of the canon turns out to be less innocent and fragile (eg. in the Rizzoli & Isles fandom I like it when the butch/femme dynamic between tough Jane and girly Maura is reversed so that, say, Maura carries a wounded Jane instead of the other way around).

  • Romance-wise: Where romance is concerned, I have a thing for first time stories because I love the whole emotional should we/shouldn't we build-up. Always appreciate a good hurt/comfort scenario or a story revolving around someone finally showing their weak side and sharing all those pent up emotions:) As for rating, I'll read anything from fluff to PWP. Explicit is fine, as long as it plays a part in the plot and has a proper build-up.

  • Genre-wise: I love imaginative cross-overs, as long as they stay true to the basic psychology of the characters.

...oh, and by the way, I have been neglecting this LJ profile lately. So if you want to check out some of my stories look up my profile on AO3 or fanfiction.net instead.


And with that onto my specific requests for this year:

REQUEST 1: Pippi Långstrump | Pippi Longstocking (TV)

I watched the Swedish tv show as a kid (in a dubbed version, that is), so it's close to my heart in a nostalgic kind of way. Even back then I preferred strong female characters, so I obviously loved Pippi - her strength, her generosity, her creativity, and her mischief!

One character I disliked at the time was the teacher, Ms. Prysselius (Fröken Prysselius), by Pippi derogatorily nicknamed "Prussenusken". For one, she wanted Pippi to go into a children's home instead of trusting in the girl's independence and skills. But also, in many ways, Ms. Prysselius was the opposite of what I admired in Pippi: She was very girly (in a badly dressed kind of way), she was a party-pooper trying to ruin Pippi's wonderful world, and she was sort of hysterical. Not "hysterical" as in funny, but as in nervous, easily scared, fidgeting, and quite obviously suffering from not getting any (her behavior around Pippi's dad when he finally arrives drives the point home). In other words: she constituted the classical, contrite stereotype of the old maid.

Ms. Prysselius was not part of the Pippi books, but Astrid Lindgren took part in writing the scripts for the tv series - and this confuses me: Why would Lindgren, who has written so many three-dimensional and interesting female characters go in for Ms. Prysselius?

Obviously, something is amiss here! And that's where you come in:)

To cut to the point: I would like to hear the backstory of Ms. Prysselius. I would like to go beyond trite stereotypes of unmarried women and learn about why she behaves the way she does (without resorting to the "oh, she needs a man" cliche), and more importantly: what else she contains. I'd like to see her fleshed out as a real character and to see glimpses of her that do not fit the dull stereotype. Perhaps a story where she does something that surprises Pippi? Perhaps she comes to the kids' rescue? Perhaps she is doing something when not teaching children that really surprises us and forces Pippi to change her opinion of Ms. Prysselius?

In short: Please give this woman literary redemption and make my inner feminist happy!!

Also, I always thought Anika had an innocent admiration crush on Pippi. Feel free to put that in somewhere too:)


REQUEST 2: Fucking Åmål | Show Me Love (1998)

This film came out (no pun intended) in 1998, when I was a 13-year-old closeted lesbian in a small town area much like Åmål. Needless to say it's still close to my heart. Oh, how I identified with Agnes and her intellectual teen gloom and secret crush! And how I relished in the happy ending for her that I didn't at the time think possible for me.

I rewatched it recently and thought about how much time has passed since Agnes and Elin found each other in Åmål. Queer visibility has increased, the size of cell phones decreased, and I've obviously aged myself. Which made me think: So has Agnes and Elin!

So what I would like to know is: Where are the characters of Åmål today? I find it hard to believe that the teenage relationship between two people as different as Agnes and Elin would last, but maybe they still keep in touch? Did Elin get out of Åmål and avoid ending up like her mother (with two screaming kids in fucking jävla Åmål, because her husband found a younger model), or did she pursue her dream of becoming a psychologist - or a model? :) And what about Agnes? Did she become a writer, or did she, like so many of us, settle for writing fan fiction(!) and take on a more mundane daytime job? Was she, as Elin predicted, able to get any girl she liked once moving to Stockholm?
And what about Elin's sister, is she still in Åmål?
And Agnes' mother, has she become less shallow as she has aged?
I'd also really like to learn of the fate of Victoria, the girl in the wheelchair. She came out the loser of the film; completely alienated and alone. But I know from my own life experience than being a wheelchair user can be particularly hard in your teens. So maybe things have changed a bit for Victoria as she aged? Maybe she has grown wiser, maybe she has found a place in life, too?

As is probably obvious by now, I'm quite open to any scenario here - as long as it's present day. Feel free to write a holiday story where you use Christmas as an excuse to take people back to Åmål and catch up. Or a reunion. Or anything, really! I'm just really curious as to what these people, who are approximately my own age, are up to today!


REQUEST 3: Home Alone (Movies)

I might as well admit it: I have a thing for holiday movies... I am able to tolerate much more tackiness, tonnes of cliches and suspend my disbelief for miles and miles whenever a story revolves around Christmas.

As a kid, I watched the Home Alone movies with Culkin in the lead, and I found them amusing. I rewatched the one taking place in New York recently and was still entertained, but found the movie wanting in some areas.

First of all: Why are all the active people in these films male? The creative kid, Kevin, is male. And the perseverant, if somewhat unskilled, thieves are males. The most prominent female is Kevin's mother, who's mostly just missing and worrying about her kid in a pretty passive way.
Also, I feel the film is pretty two dimensional in its depiction of the two thieves: They look like homeless people, but they're only "explained" as being evil thugs.

So what I would like is a new Home Alone holiday story that might satisfy my inner left wing liberal feminist! Can you genderswap the scenario somewhat for me, please? Make Kevin a girl and perhaps one or both of the thieves a woman? And offer up some backstory to the thieves and turn them into three-dimensional characters? Explain why they act the way they do? (Obviously, poverty plays a part.) Have them surprise us somehow by doing something that makes them more than just thugs?


REQUEST 4: Miss Marple - Agatha Christie

I love a good old mystery with a couple of red herrings thrown in there for good measure. And I always had a fondness for Miss Jane Marple. She uses people's prejudices about little old ladies (sweet, meek, fragile... etc.) to disguise the fact that she is sharp as a nail and able to spot bad guys before the police do. She is an excellent character reader and knows people everywhere.

However, I have been wondering about Jane's love life.

Still a Miss, not a Mrs... Has there really never been anyone? Perhaps another equally bright Miss Something? Maybe there still is?

Maybe Jane's old flame, who eventually married a man but is now widowed, needs Jane's help with a present-day mystery allowing them to rekindle?? And what will Jane's nephew think of all this? I can't wait to find out!




...Finally I just wish you good luck with your writing! And to assure you that really, my taste is pretty broad. I consider fan fiction a playground where pretty much anything is allowed - any genre hybrid, any kink, any imaginative scenario. It's all good fun, so I rarely take offense at anything I read. I suppose the best guideline is to say if you're having fun writing your story, I'll probably have fun reading it as well:)

Sincerely,
KateKane


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October 14th, 2013


08:33 pm - Dear Yuletide Writer 2013!

Dear Yuletide writer!

I am so excited that you are going to write a story for me - it's by far the Christmas present I look forward to the most!

Since Yuletide presents are non-refundable I thought I'd give you a more in-depth guide as to what I'd love to read on Christmas morn.


General likes/dislikes:

I don't actually have a lot of dislikes. I consider fan fiction a playground where pretty much anything is allowed - any genre hybrid, any kink, any imaginative scenario. It's all good fun, so I rarely take offense at anything I read. Among the few exceptions are:


  • Stories containing incest, non-con or beastiality - I wouldn't say I take offense, I simply skip them.

  • Stories that kill off my favourite characters. Feel free to torture them a little, but please let them have a bit of comfort and a happy ending afterwards. It is Christmas, after all...


My list of general likes is longer:


  • I'm a feministy femslash kind of girl and love stories depicting strong female characters and relationship and/or romances between strong female characters.

  • Where romance is concerned, I have a thing for first time stories because I love the whole emotional should we/shouldn't we build-up. Always appreciate a good hurt/comfort scenario or a story revolving around someone finally showing their weak side and sharing all those pent up emotions:) As for rating, I'll read anything from fluff to PWP. Explicit is fine, as long as it plays a part in the plot and has a proper build-up.

  • To me, fan fiction is a great place for rebellion. I find it empowering when a heteronormative canon is moulded into a femslash romance, and I love it when an innocent and fragile woman of the canon turns out to be less innocent and fragile (eg. in the Rizzoli & Isles fandom, which I frequently read and occassionally write for, I like it when the butch/femme dynamic between tough Jane and girly Maura is reversed so that, say, Maura carries a wounded Jane instead of the other way around).

  • I love imaginative cross-overs, as long as they stay true to the basic psychology of the characters,

...oh, and by the way, I have been neglecting this LJ profile lately. So if you want to check out some of my stories look up my profile on AO3 or fanfiction.net instead.


...and with that onto my specific requests for this year:


1. The Fall (TV)
Teen crushes die hard, and I will forever carry a torch for the enigmatic Dana Scully and the woman who gave Scully her hands and voice, namely the brilliant Gillian Anderson. I sucked up every second of her on-screen presence on "The Fall" and loved her rendition of another strong, capable female main character: Stella Gibson, who is sharp, authoritative and completely unapologetic about her sexuality in a way that we rarely see on tv unless we're talking male characters.
I will appreciate any story giving us more insight into Stella's character, but I have one paticular Yuletide wish that I hope you might fulfil (pretty, pretty, please..!) even if technically it never made it onto the tag list (sadly I missed the nomination deadline myself): I would so very much like insight into the relationship between Stella and her right hand assistant Danielle Ferrington. I love how Stella appoints her; she is cool and casual about it, yet it's significant because tv so often depict women as rivals as opposed to women helping each other, the way we see here. I also love how these two women have actual conversations that do not revolve around men ("The Fall" actually passes the Bechdel Test, yay!). And finally I was in awe of the brief, but essential scene in which Ferrington comes out as a lesbian to Stella who doesn't as much as blink (Relax-O-Vision put it better than I possibly could).
Could you maybe go a bit further into that? Why is coming out to Stella important to Ferrington? We know what Stella does to men - how she turns their brains to pudding - but what about to someone like Ferrington? I would absolutely love a femslash scenario here... It could be explicit (I imagine someone like Stella has a rather practical and non-prudish attitude towards sex and might not care too much about gender) or it could be something more subtexty, an implied crush and some flirtation. As long as there's female bonding in there I'll be so very, very pleased:)

2. Birds of Prey (comic)
I was a huge fan of Oracle, superhero with a disability, and to say I frown upon DC's decision to "cure" her would be a gross understatement. There are so few well-rounded, strong, female characters with a disability out there and they robbed us of one of the greatest! So... I'm hoping you can tell me some of the stories about her that will never be properly published now.
What I'm looking for are stories that empower Barbara/Oracle without taking away her disability. I'd love to hear of her superhero bad-assery in the field (not just from behind her computer screen, although computer bad-assery is awesome too), and I want to see her co-work with her female superhero colleagues.
I would also really like her to be depicted as a sexually active being - however in that respect I'm a femslash-only kind of girl. I like men, but only when they're dressed, as someone once put it.
Finally, if you feel like being a bit political and poke fun/come down with a steel-fist at disability related prejudices and issues such as inaccessibility it would please me immensely:)

3. Daria (cartoon)
I wouldn't have survived puberty if not for Daria. She was my cartoon hero, my alter ego - if only I had been as adept at sarcasm...
For this Yuletide story, however, I would like the spotlight to be a little more on her friend, Jane. One of the Daria movies hinted at the possibility that Jane might be at least bisexual. And I think that would make sense in many ways... She never seemed all that interested in Tom while she was dating him. So I would like this side of Jane to be explored more. Feel free to bend the canon timeline so that they are still in high school when this takes place. I'd like to know what Jane is experiencing, how it affects her friendship with Daria if at all, how she figures herself out... In other words a typical teenage-angst story of sexual confusion but with the addision of Daria and Jane wit:) Also, it could be hilarious to have Mr. O'Neils horribly misplaced empathy play a part.

4. Miss Marple - Agatha Christie
I love a good old mystery with a couple of red herrings thrown in there for good measure. And I always had a fondness for Miss Jane Marple. She uses people's prejudices about little old ladies (sweet, meek, fragile... etc.) to disguise the fact that she is sharp as a nail and able to spot bad guys before the police do. She is an excellent character reader and knows people everywhere.
However, I have been wondering about Jane's love life. Still a Miss, not a Mrs... Has there really never been anyone? Perhaps another equally bright Miss Something? Maybe there still is? Maybe Jane's old flame, who eventually married a man but is now widowed, needs Jane's help with a present-day mystery allowing them to rekindle? And what will Jane's nephew think of all this? I can't wait to find out!

5. 17th Century CE RPF - Christina Queen of Sweden
Queen Christina was unusual in many ways. She ruled from a young age. She was well-educated and interested in science, which was rare for a woman at her time. And she was, supposedly, somewhat butch and possibly a lesbian. Greta Garbo hinted at this in the film "Queen Christina" where she cross-dresses and kisses her female servant on the lips. But Garbo's character eventually went after a man - in accordance with the Hollywood norms of the 30s (...and of today, who are we kidding), but not in accordance with history.
So what sort of relationship might the real Queen Christina have experienced, if she were indeed a lesbian? How might she have defined herself, how might she have dealt with crushes or romances with other women at a time where the word "lesbian" had not yet been coined? What would her options have been? I would like to know!
Historical details and accuracy, especially concering 17th century concepts of homosexuality, romantic friendships, sex and gender, will be greatly appreciated:)



...Finally I just wish you good luck with your writing! And really, my taste is pretty broad. So if you're having fun writing your story, I'll probably have fun reading it as well:)



Sincerely,
KateKane


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October 22nd, 2012


06:31 pm - Dear Yuletide Writer 2012!
Dear Yuletide writer!

I am so excited that you are going to write a story for me - it's by far the Christmas present I look forward to the most!

Since Yuletide presents are non-refundable I thought I'd give you a more in-depth guide as to what I'd love to read in Christmas morn. So here goes my three requests:

1. Birds of Prey (comic)
I was a huge fan of Oracle, superhero with a disability, and to say I frown upon DC's decision to "cure" her would be the understatement of the year. There are so few well-rounded, strong, female characters with a disability out there and they robbed us of one of the greatest! So... I'm hoping you can tell me some of the stories about her that will never be properly published now.
What I'm looking for are stories that empower Barbara/Oracle without taking away her disability. I'd love to hear of her superhero bad-assery in the field (not just from behind her computer screen, although computer bad-assery is awesome too), and I want to see her co-work with her female superhero colleagues. I would also really like her to be depicted as a sexually active being - however in that respect I'm a femslash-only kind of girl. I like men, but only when they're dressed, as someone once put it. Also, if you feel like being a bit political and poke fun/come down with a steel fist at disability related prejudices and issues such as inaccessibility it would please me immensely:)

2. Yentl (1983 movie)
Yentl spoke to my feminist, slightly queer and very sappy heart on many levels. I like the whole woman-empowering-herself storyline. And I like the gender confusion that permeates the film. Is Avigdor falling for Yentl-as-a-man or for the woman he doesn't know she is? Is Hadass, eventually, falling for Yentl-as-a-man or is she more knowledgeable than we think? And what about Yentl's gender identity? I recently learned that in the original short story, on which the movie is based, Yentl actually decides to remain in her male persona for the rest of her life - and of course this only piqued my curiosity.
Although you're free to integrate whatever you'd like from the short story, my request is aimed at the Hollywood movie. And I am particularly interested in the marriage between Yentl and Hadass. It's pretty clear that Hadass after her initial hesitation becomes more and more interested in Yentl, but at least from Yentl point-of-view she seems unaware of the fact that Yentl has a female form beneath her clothes. However, she does casually mention reading of David and Jonathan (interpreted by some as the famous gay relationship in the Bible), so maybe she is not that naive after all? I'd like to see this more empowered version of Hadass come into play. And I'd like their relationship to be explored further. I am not going to lie - I would love for it to become overtly romantic. But it doesn't have to be labelled as a specifically lesbian relationship. While I don't see Yentl as trans, there's certainly a great deal of gender fluidity there, so feel free to negotiate gender however you'd like.

3. Daria (cartoon)
I wouldn't have survived puberty if not for Daria. She was my cartoon hero, my alter ego - if only I had been as adept at sarcasm...
For this Yuletide story, however, I would like the spotlight to be a little more on Jane. One of the Daria movies hinted at the possibility that Jane might be at least bisexual. And I think that would make sense in many ways... She never seemed all that interested in Tom while she was dating him. I would like this side of Jane to be explored more. Feel free to bend the canon timeline so that they are still in high school when this takes place... I'd like to know what Jane is experiencing, how it affects her friendship with Daria if at all, how she figures herself out... In other words a typical teenage-angst story of sexual confusion but with the addision of Daria and Jane wit:) Also, it could be hilarious to have Mr. O'Neils horribly misplaced empathy play a part. 


General likes/dislikes:  I don't actually have a lot of dislikes. I consider fan fiction a playground where pretty much anything is allowed - any genre hybrid, any kink, any imaginative scenario. It's all good fun, so I rarely take offense at anything I read. Among the few exceptions are stories containing incest or beastiality - I wouldn't say I take offense, I simply skip them.

My list of general likes is a lot longer: I'm a feministy femslash kind of girl (in real life as well as in fan fiction land) and love stories depicting strong female characters and relationship and or romances between strong female characters.

Where romance is concerned, I have a thing for first time stories because I love the whole emotional should we/shouldn't we build-up. If I have a kink it's properly emotional porn... Always love a good hurt/comfort scenario or a story revolving around someone finally showing their weak side and sharing all those pent up emotions:) As for rating, I'll read anything from fluff to PWP. I don't mind anything explicit, as long as it plays a part in the plot and has a proper build- up.

To me, fan fiction is a great place for rebellion, and I love it when canon is twisted. I find it empowering when a heteronormative canon is moulded into a femslash romances, and I like it when an innocent and fragile woman of the canon turns out to be less innocent and fragile (eg. in the Rizzoli & Isles fandom, which I read and write for, I like it when the hintet butch/femme dynamic between tough Jane and girly Maura is reversed so that, say, Maura carries a wounded Jane instead of the other way around).

I also love imaginative writers in the sense that, as long as you stay true to the basic psychology of the characters, then feel free to go with anything you'd like! Including cross-overs. I love imaginative cross-overs.

Finally I just wish you good luck with your writing and again I want to emphasise: My taste is pretty broad. So if you're having fun writing your story, I'll probably have fun reading it as well:)

Sincerely, KateKane
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November 22nd, 2011


09:05 am - Dear Yuletide writer!
Dear Yuletide writer!

I am so excited that you are going to write a story for me - it's by far the Christmas present I look forward to the most!

As tradition dictates I'll give you a few leads as to what I like and don't like in fan fic stories, then elaborate a little on my specific fandom requests.

General likes/dislikes:  I don't actually have a lot of dislikes. I consider fan fiction a playground where pretty much anything is allowed - any genre hybrid, any kink, any imaginative scenario. It's all good fun, so I rarely take offense at anything I read. Among the few exceptions are stories containing incest or beastiality - I don't take offense, I simply skip them.

My list of likes is a lot longer. I'm a femslash kind of girl (in real life as well as in fan fiction land) and love stories depicting romance of any kind between women. And I especially love fan fiction stories that add this dimension to an otherwise heteronormative canon - say, where are all the gay gals at otherwise diverse Hogwarts?
As for rating, I'll read anything from gentle romance to PWP. I guess my guilty pleasure is more along the line of emotional porn... I love a good hurt/comfort scenario or a story revolving around someone finally showing their weak side and sharing all those pent up emotions:)
I also love imaginative writers in the sense that, as long as you stay true to the basic psychology of the characters, then feel free to go with anything you'd like! If you want to introduce Lucy Lawless into my Muriel's Wedding fic, now that she comes from the same continent, feel free to do so. And if you want to write a cross-over story, I'd be happy to read that, too.

Request 1 - Foyle's War: Right. Now to my more specific requests. What drew me to this English series was its historical context - having the second world war as a backdrop to solving crimes is awesome - but most of all I was (on many levels!) drawn to the character of Sam. I like how she's the perfect combination of girly with a butch touch and how she ventures into territory usually reserved for men. I realise the series developed a love story between Sam and Foyle's son, but I choose to ignore this storyline. Personally I always read Sam as the typical lesbian of the 1940s. The second world war, with all the men being at the front, provided a great opportunity for women to take on new roles carreerwise, and the women were much needed out there in the public sphere, so tolerance would have been higher than usual, also regarding (discreet, at least) lesbianism. It all changed once the men came back, of couse, but those few war years were an interestingly colorful chapter in the herstory of lesbians. I'd love to read about how Sam fit into this. I realise there aren't too many other interesting female characters to pair her up with (although one of the women at the Gasoline station she goes undercover at could work), so feel free to invent an OC or set her up with someone from a different canon. For instance Sarah Water's The Night Watch.

Request 2 - Muriel's Wedding: To me this film was all about the friendship between the two leads - I mean, they were the ones getting each other in the end, all men forgotten. I considered it a romantic friendship and would have liked this aspect of the story further elaborated - possibly but not necessarily venturing into sexual area as well, but mostly focused on the emotional bond between the women. Also, I take a strong liking to stories that deal with disability in a realistic and non-ableist way, granting a character like Rhonda full character development and growth beyond the typical "and then she accepted her disability" story.

Request 3 - Angelic Avengers: The fact that the young women of this rather kitsch Karen Blixen novel get married to noble gentlemen in the end was to me a weak attempt at diversion. This is one, long lesbian novel, only the romance stays in the subtext all along... but it's pretty thick. I mean, come on, they crawl into each other's bed, they kiss in front of a priest, they think of each other on their (shared!) wedding day. And although I like to use my imagination and am (like most lesbians) pretty used to having to settle for subtext I would have like this tease of a novel to go a little more all in on that sapphic romance. So please - if this is the request you choose to fulfil - do turn some of that marvellous subtext into maintext for me:)

Finally I just wish you good luck with your writing and again I want to emphasise: My taste is pretty broad. So if you're having fun writing your story, I'll probably have fun reading it as well:)

Sincerely, KateKane

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November 29th, 2010


05:51 pm - Déjà vu
Déjà vu (Fringe/X-files crossover, complete)

 

TITLE: Déjà vu

AUTHOR: KateKane

FANDOM: Fringe / The X-files

PAIRING: Olivia Dunham/Dana Scully (femslash crossover)

RATING: R (perhaps NC17 for particularly sensitive souls)

DISCLAIMER: I am a poor student and do not own either of these fabulous women. Please don’t sue me for pretending I do...

SPOILERS: Parts of the main storyline from the first season of Fringe plus some unimportant bits and pieces from The X-files (and let’s pretend seasons 7 through 9 never happened).

SUMMARY: The meeting with a redheaded stranger in a bar causes Olivia Dunham to experience a disturbingly detailed déjà vu...

AUTHORS NOTE: Initially I intended Olivia to bump into an actual stranger – an OC, I thought, but as I wrote her she became more and more familiar until I realized she was no stranger at all… Old teenage crushes apparently never fade:) Comments are much appreciated!

 

 

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November 22nd, 2010


05:05 pm - Dear Yuletide writer

Dear Yuletide writer,

I am participating in the Yuletide fan fiction event for the very first time and absolutely thrilled about it... I can't wait to find out what you've decided to write about and how you've gone about it!

As for what I like: Even though I have only uploaded a few complete fics to my livejournal profile so far, I guess it's pretty apparent that I have a thing for femslash. I guess I relate to women in general - in real life as well as in fiction, and it's a case of wanting to be as well as wanting to be with;) 

Apart from that my taste is very broad. I like when a writer stays relatively true to the canon psychology and personality of a character - but apart from that I see fan fiction as a wonderful playground where any idea, uncoventional ones as well, can be tested.
It's fine by me if characters depicted as (probably) straight in canon are interpreted as not-so-straight in fanon, and I don't mind if some elements from canon are ignored. I also have nothing against crossovers - sometimes the right combination of universes can be particularly brilliantly crazy! And I don't mind "fantastic" elements such as time travels, body swaps, body doubles etc. I'm not so much a fan of AU stories, though, unless they are "explained" via for instance a time travel or magic spell.

Whereas I am up for anything regarding form and story elements, I'm pretty conventional when it comes to genre preferences. I almost exclusively go for romances - either with a hint of comedy or the super angsty, classic hurt/comfort kind... Comfort with a capital C, though - I'm too big a softie to bear stories without happy endings (one of the reasons why I wished for another ending to Se min kjole and Corpse Bride). I have a rather high tolerance for corniness and sappiness if we're talking classic hurt/comfort.

Rating-wise I read anything from sugary sweet PG to hardcore NC17+. If we're talking explicit fic, then I only read femslash. And I generally avoid incest stories, but otherwise I really do consider fan fiction the place where pretty much any fantasy can be played out.

Anyway, this letter was just intended to let you know what I usually like. Maybe you'll surprise me with something entirely different - and who knows, I might discover I like that too :-)

In any case, I look very much forward to reading your story.

xx KateKane


 



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October 3rd, 2010


09:28 pm - Girls Wanna Have More Fun
Girls Wanna Have More Fun

Xena really did have an exquisite neck...









TITLE: Girls Wanna Have More Fun (Status: COMPLETE!)
AUTHOR: KateKane
FANDOM, PAIRING: Xena Warrior Princess, Xena/Gabrielle (femslash)
RATING: R

DISCLAIMER:
Don’t own either of the women, I’m just borrowing them – so don’t sue me.
WARNING: This is femslash and revolves around a consensual, loving and physical relationship between two women. If that’s not your thing, then don’t read this story… If it is indeed your thing, but illegal where you live, then I suggest you read it anyway from a safe IP address as an act of civil disobedience. Some day the world will understand.
SPOILER: This is a continuation of the season 2 episode “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. The story reveals key plot points from that particular episode and might not make much sense if you haven’t watched it.

SUMMARY: Gabrielle’s encounter with the vampire-like bacchaes and in particular her encounter with Xena’s exquisite neck has made her reconsider the nature of their relationship. She is starting to realise what she wants – but will she ever get her point across to the oblivious warrior princess? First time story.

 

 

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July 17th, 2010


06:54 pm - Another Kind of Quest - part 2
Another Kind of Quest - part 2



TITLE: Another Kind of Quest - part 2/?

FANDOM, PAIRING: Xena Warrior Princess, Xena/Gabrielle (femslash)

RATING: PG for now... but aiming for NC17 eventually.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t own either of the women, I’m just borrowing them – but I solemnly promise to treat them to a happier ending than their original producers did.

SPOILERS: This story takes place immediately after and primarily draws from the episodes Destiny and The Quest (2.12 and  2.24).

RESUME: Although Xena has been brought back to life, Gabrielle is haunted by what happened and unable to sleep, until Xena comforts her. As the trauma slowly subsides, other emotions previously undealt with begin to surface... First time story.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Thanks for all the feedback! I've been dying to get back to this story, but totally flooded with work. But here is part 2 - it's shorter and with less interaction, but hopefully you won't have to wait too long for part 3 and more action... Feedback still welcome:)

Read Part 1 here

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June 7th, 2010


07:10 pm - Another Kind of Quest
Another Kind of Quest
Gabrielle watching sleeping Xena


TITLE
: Another Kind of Quest - part 1/? (Part 1 can be read independantly)

FANDOM, PAIRING: Xena Warrior Princess, Xena/Gabrielle (femslash)

RATING: PG for now... but aiming for NC17 eventually.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t own either of the women, I’m just borrowing them – but I solemnly promise to treat them to a happier ending than their original producers did.

SPOILERS: This story takes place immediately after and primarily draws from the episodes Destiny and The Quest (2.12 and  2.24).

RESUME: Although Xena has been brought back to life, Gabrielle is haunted by what happened and unable to sleep, until Xena comforts her. As the trauma slowly subsides, other emotions previously undealt with begin to surface... First time story.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I usually write fic in Danish first, then translate them into English. This one solely exists in English. Feedback, please! :)





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February 27th, 2010


01:16 pm - Femslash: Beauty Sleep
Beauty Sleep

TITLE: Beauty Sleep

FANDOMS: Sleeping Beauty, Tomb Raider

PAIRING: Sleeping Beauty / Lara Croft (femslash)

RATING: PG13

DISCLAIMER: Anyone is entitled to reinterpret a fairytale, in accordance with the old oral tradition. Lara Croft, however, belongs to some media conglomerate – and I hereby beg them not to sue me for borrowing her.

SPOILERS: None… Unless you never read fairytales.

SUMMARY: The true story about the 13th fairy and why she wasn’t invited to the celebration of Sleeping Beauty’s birth – and about the ultimate kiss of love...


 

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