First of all, yay Yuletide! I'm so glad you share at least one fandom with me!
As I've said in my other YT letters, I'm a firm believer that writing what you love makes a better story, so please do that, and I'm sure the result will make me very happy.
You may or may not be the kind of person who wants to know more stuff than I put in my requests. If you want more, I'll give you more, but don't feel obligated to read this.
First, some general stuff about me and my likes/dislikes. You can see what I've written and what I've bookmarked, if you'd like to check it out, at my AO3 page.
Um, just be warned, there are literally hundreds of bookmarks, and almost all of them are Clint Barton/Phil Coulson *beaming*
In general, although I write and read a lot of stuff that's relationship-based, I'm also a fan of gen where Yuletide fandoms are concerned. All of my requests could be filled with gen and make me very happy, although a couple of them could also be shippy (whether G rated or explicit).
I can handle some darkness, but I generally prefer happy and/or hopeful endings. I am a fan of hurt/comfort, but only when it's realistic--I have a health care background, so I can be thrown out of a story that's wildly unrealistic in that sense.
I do have some squicks. I'm fairly vanilla where the porn is concerned. I do like first times a great deal, as well as stories where a couple who've been separated finally reunite. As I said above, I like the h/c, both emotional and physical, and I like kidfic (although I'm not a fan of mpreg). I'm not a fan of polyfic, genderswap, incest, dubcon, or transgender fic.
I have some serious love for competence, confidence, intelligence, and people making it through difficult pasts to accomplish great things. I also really appreciate characterization/voice--if you can make me believe that the characters are the ones I know and love from canon, that will make me very happy.
I love comics with a burning passion, even though I only started reading them five years ago. I read some Marvel (Hawkeye, Silk, Ms. Marvel, and a few others) and some independents (Sex Criminals, Bitch Planet, Lazarus). I guess you don't really need to know that, but I am saying it anyway, because all of those books are awesome.
If you are struck by inspiration and want to write a crossover between my requests or with one of the fandoms I write in, that would be great (but only if you feel inspired! no pressure!).
On to the particulars! I have copied my original requests and added stuff below.( Halt and Catch Fire. )( Arrival. )( Thor (Jane Foster) )