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25 October 2015
Hi there, Mischiefmaker - thank you so much for writing for me! This letter has a lot (maybe too many???) ideas and suggestions to get you started, but I'm going to adore whatever you write even if you ignore all of the below. This is one of my favorite exchanges, both as a writer and as a reader, and I'm going to be impossible to disappoint.

I'm down with any rating from G to NC-17, although porn for porn's sake is usually not my thing. My favorite tropes include secret identities and identity play, female friendships, battle couples, epistolary stories, pining (especially when it's for reasons related to duty rather than poor communication), happy endings, sad endings, earned endings, cats, crack, atonement arcs, characters who are stiff with honor, cosmic horror, and competence. Het, femslash, and slash are all green lights.

Elements I dislike are animal abuse, infidelity, rape, and self-harm. That said, I do like dark fic, too, so if one of these themes is a critical element in what you're writing, all I ask is that you not make it graphic.

I'm not a big fan of post-canon fluff for this pairing, nor am I particularly into Loki redemption stories that aren't set centuries in the future or that don't involve big, drastic sacrifices on Loki's part. My favorite dynamic for Loki and Sif is that of two people who at one time deeply understood each other, had a shared sympathy as outsiders, certainly respect and maybe still love one another, but who will never again trust each other. They've gone their separate ways, and neither of them is willing to give ground. On the other hand, if you want to stick them in a situation where they're forced to work together despite intense anger and wariness... go for it!

I'm intrigued by the idea of Sif visiting Loki while he's imprisoned in Asgard (can we ever have enough stories about this???). I'd also love anything with Sif interacting with Frigga or Jane (I lovelovelove Jane Foster and think she and Sif would get a kick out of each other given enough time together), Sif being the one to hunt down Loki after he makes an escape, Loki being irredeemable, Sif being stiff with honor and devotion to duty, or either one of them being determined to define their lives on their own terms despite opposition and especially if it forces them to admit their relationship can't survive.

Bonus points for Sif getting the upper hand on Loki, double bonus for guilty secret post-betrayal assignations, triple bonus for Sif and Heimdall sibling shenanigans. If you have Sif run into Gamora in the process, I will positively swoon.

If you'd like to dig around more, I'm active on AO3 and Tumblr (anon messages welcome!). Oops, and just as a note - I'm familiar with a decent swath of comics canon and with most of the MCU; I've really only retained the AoS episodes involving Sif, but everything else is fair game.

Thank you again for all of your time and effort!! :)
 
 
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22 September 2015
Listen to me: the world is ready for an AU with Kate Bishop as Princess Leia and America Chavez as Han Solo

and if the world isn’t ready, I sure as hell am.
 
 
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There are things Gamora doesn't understand--chief among them Peter Quill's hips.

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Title: High Flight
Pairing: Carol/Rhodey, implied Tony/Steve
Wordcount: 7k
Summary: In the absence of memory, Carol learns about falling.
Notes: I've always wanted to know more about the period between Carol losing her memories and the Avengers flying off to fight the Builders; this is an attempt to explore that microcosm, although it plays fast and loose with the timeline and ignores all the stuff I don't care about (like Frank Gianelli—sorry, Frank). Title, excerpts, and inspiration all come courtesy of John Gillespie Magee, Jr., who wrote the poem High Flight. Magee was an RCAF officer who died in 1941, when his Spitfire collided with another plane. Beta work comes courtesy of Lotte, who is a totally delightful human being and also pretty excellent at spelling.

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Iron Man: Execute Program: I really like this arc. It does a better job of exploring Tony's motivation than a lot of the other Civil War stuff does, the pacing is decent, and I'm happy any time Maya or Sal show up. (The part where Tony grumpily interrupts a conference on how to take him out while he's wearing a bathrobe is also pretty great.) I also like that almost immediately after Extremis is introduced, it gets turned on its head and pulled apart. Still not sure how I feel about the idea that Yinsen implanted a device in Tony's brain, but, y'know, there's also the part where Tony stops his heart to save Steve, which is fuel for at least two dozen hurt/comfort stories, so there's that.

Avenging Spider-Man #9-10: When these first came out, I took the issue to my hairdresser, pointed at Carol, and asked to have my hair cut like that. In retrospect, what a great choice -- Dodson's Carol is adorable. DeConnick also does such a snappy job of writing Peter that I'd like to see her try her hand at a Spider-Man book. This wouldn't have been the place to explore Carol's relationship with her family, but I wouldn't mind a little more of that; it's hard to imagine she was flying up to Boston for any other reason.

Captain Marvel (1989) #1: This is a oneshot starring Monica Rambeau, and it's AMAZING. Whenever I see the argument on Tumblr about Monica Rambeau and the upcoming Captain Marvel movie (one side of which is always, "Why is this movie about Carol and not Monica?" and the other of which goes, "Monica had no real connection to the name and hasn't used it for years"), I can't help but think that sure, maybe Monica didn't have the same link to Mar-Vell as Carol, but it wouldn't have been all that hard to work something in. Anyway, the real point here is that Hollywood has failed by not moving forward with movies about both Monica and Carol or possibly that this issue is the greatest thing. I was totally won over by, like, panel three, just because Monica's characterization is that wonderful, but THEN Monica goes back aboard an exploding ship to rescue Villain #1, and THEN Moonstone arrives on the scene, and THEN Villain #3 is an ARMORED WOMAN, and -- this was my favorite part -- THEN Rhodey shows up out of nowhere wearing a purple sweater to hand Monica a device that magically helps her win the day. 5/5 stars. Also, I'm terribly glad that comics switched to glossy pages over newsprint.

Iron Man 2.0: Speaking of Rhodey! My first purchase from In Stock Trades was this run, so the series is totally new to me. It gets off to a strong start, but then, like many of Rhodey's books, it's derailed by an event (in this case, Fear Itself) and has to rush through the rest of the plot because of a premature cancellation. I learned that Suzi Endo is underused, that no creator can stifle the come-hither looks Tony shoots Rhodey, and that Marine service uniforms are a weird olivey-brown color. What would happen if Suzi met Lila Rhodes? I don't know, but I desperately want to find out.
 
 
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  • Won't accidentally write Tony as a womanizing dick in the process of attempting to write him like someone who isn't a womanizing dick
  • Unafraid to embrace homoerotic subtext
  • Guaranteed to remember that Rhodey exists 100% of the time
  • Care about continuity
  • Two words: bisexual representation
  • Three words: resurrect Happy Hogan
  • Deep and abiding interest in armor minutiae
  • Let's face it, not enough women have written Iron Man
 
 
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12 April 2015
Spoilers for the whole season!

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01 January 2015
Title: Armistice
Characters: Sif/Loki
Wordcount: 2k
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Isis_uf in the 2014 Mischief & Mistletoe exchange.
Summary: This is how you kill a frost giant.

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24 October 2014
Hi there, Mischiefmaker!

First of all, you should know that I'm pretty easy to please; really, anything with Sif and/or Loki is going to make me happy, and you've already got that covered. This letter includes a few preferences and prompt ideas in case you'd like more direction, but feel free to start from scratch. I'm fairly familiar with comics canon and up-to-date on everything in the MCU (including SHIELD), so if you'd like to draw from those sources, go for it. No obligation, though!

I love crack, angst, fluff, and everything in-between; I do tend to favor heavy plot or character studies over porn for porn's sake, but explicit smut is A-OK. A lot of my favorite stories tend to be dark and twisty, although I love all kinds of tropes, including identity play, alternate universes, battle couples, and pining. The main elements I don't enjoy are animal abuse, infidelity, non-con, and graphic self-injury.

I'm intrigued by the idea of Sif visiting Loki while he's imprisoned in Asgard (can we ever have enough stories about this???). I'd also love anything with Sif interacting with Jane or the Avengers (I lovelovelove Jane Foster and think she and Sif would get a kick out of each other given enough time together), Sif being the one to hunt down Loki after he makes an escape, Loki being irredeemable, Sif being stiff with honor and devotion to duty, or either one of them being determined to define their lives on their own terms despite opposition and especially if it forces them to admit their relationship can't survive. Bonus points for Sif getting the upper hand on Loki, double bonus for guilty secret post-betrayal assignations, triple bonus for Sif and Heimdall sibling shenanigans.

If you're stumped or have a question, [tumblr.com profile] odylism can steer you in the right direction. If you'd like to dig around, I'm active on Tumblr, Dreamwidth, AO3, and Pinboard.

Thank you so much for writing for me!! :)
 
 
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12 October 2014
Tumblr prompt meme fills, round one.

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Title: Comeback
Pairing: Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew
Wordcount: 2k
Notes: Written [archiveofourown.org profile] moriann in the 2014 Rare Pair exchange. Many thanks to my beta, who would probably never use punching a dinosaur as an excuse to bail on our coffee date!
Summary: Oh, it does wonders for Jessica's anxiety when her sort-of ex decides to cope with laser-guided amnesia by kidnapping her for a mysterious road trip. (Way to be a team player, Carol.)

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Title: Excelsior
Characters: Carol Danvers (implied Carol/Rhodey)
Wordcount: 1600
Notes: Written for Not Prime Time 2014, with many thanks to Lotte for her help. No cars were harmed in the making of this story.
Summary: Carol Danvers, a coffeehouse, and an exclusive.

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09 June 2014
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[tumblr.com profile] psychoticgirl commissioned art from [tumblr.com profile] conversationparade based on the gift fic I wrote her for last year's Sif/Loki exchange, and it is GORGEOUS and AMAZING and features an Original Dog Character and I literally cannot get over how perfect it is. It's posted here!
 
 
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26 January 2014
So I've fallen down into the black pit of movieverse Sif/Loki, but I've sort of been thinking lately that Loki's most interesting foil isn't Sif or even Thor; in a lot of ways, it's really how he interacts with Natasha that reveals the most about him. (Also interesting is that while I think Natasha is Loki's strongest foil, he isn't hers - that accolade probably has to go to Bruce Banner.)

Of primary interest to the person who writes Loki but doesn't want to write Loki apology are two questions: "Is Loki a misogynist?" and, "Can Loki be redeemed?" We've gotta look to Black Widow for the answers.

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Title: The Eccentric
Pairing: Sif/Loki
Wordcount: 3k
Summary: London's only consulting magician acquires a flatmate.
Notes: BBC Sherlock fusion with a little help from Hiromu Arakawa and Garth Nix. Many thanks to [profile] odylism for the beta! (This, by the way, is what I had in mind for the supremely important role of Loki's coat.)

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01 January 2014
Title: After the Fall
Characters: Sif/Loki
Rating: PG-13
Wordcount: 26k
Summary: Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know what despair is; then winter should have meaning for you. (Loki, before and after.)
Notes: This story is perhaps best classified as CWC: Continuity? What continuity? Haha, whoops!

I owe an enormous debt to a veritable army of beta readers. Here's to [personal profile] misbegotten, who deserves a bottle of the finest champagne for her excellent constructive critique; to [personal profile] allthingsholy, who waged war on my ellipses and curbed any lingering apologist tendencies; and to [personal profile] odyle, who put up with much gnashing and grinding of teeth through the writing and revising process, and who is in all ways the best creative partner a gal could ask for.

And finally—this one's for [archiveofourown.org profile] murdur. ♥

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I think it's time to admit this story is deeeaaaaaad.

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