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rthstewart ([personal profile] rthstewart) wrote2017-07-21 10:40 pm

NFE Placeholder

A placeholder for the sign up I hope I don't regret given what else must be written in the month of August. (Phew, got a first draft of something due end of August done so on Tuesday I can sit with a committee of 20 and have them shred it to pieces!  GO ME)

So I signed up, there's a link on my NFE entry, and here's a few more things, mostly copy and pasted from previous NFEs.

First, thanks so much!  Despite the character-centric match up, the fact is, I’m pretty agnostic as to characters for the NFE. Whatever we've been matched on, don't worry because I like just about anything and what I don't like has to do with tone and characterization, not particular characters.   I've pretty consistently requested adults but I also like adults in children's bodies -- in other words, they can be  young in appearance but old in terms of years lived, wisdom and experience.  From my previous prompts, you can glean the following, and I'm surprised at how little they've changed

What I love:
  • UST; witty banter and snark; Politics, finance or military strategy; World War 2; Worldbuilding; Gap-filling; Culture clash (within Narnia or Narnia vs. Spare Oom); healthy, normal, romantic relationship between consenting adults (canon pairing or OC); someone being extraordinarily clever and getting out of a jam; any Narnian (Pevensie or otherwise) observed from a third person point of view; anything sly, wry, and silly; rapid fire dialogue; a delightful sense of the absurd
  • A happy ending, delightful characterization, and to laugh at least once
  • Pagan and/or mythological influences;
  • Adults and old souls in young bodies;
  • A Narnia with creaky wheels, the faint smell of manure, grass stains, open windows, and lots of animal hair that everyone is too polite to comment upon
  • I prefer humor over angst and sex over violence.
  • Cross-overs! 
  •  AU and canon divergence is great too.  A Golden Age > 15 years, so, therefore I'd love an AU look with adult Pevensies, OC consorts, and the next gen.  Similarly, I’d love a Spare Oom AU with a happily ever after and no train crash
  • I'm more interested in periods other than the Telmarine era onward and really I'd be very happy if you just ignore TLB completely.

 What I definitely don't want in my fic: it's a short list but pretty strongly held:  explicit m/m (everything else is OK); excessive angst, gore or violence; any dub-con whatsoever (Rilian & Lady of the Green Kirtle (OK); Susan written as "Fallen Away From Narnia because of Lipstick and Nylons"; Lucy sidelined or being protected by her overbearing big brothers and worry-wart sister.  I have a strong preference for humor over angst and romance/sex rather than violence.

I've got a big body of Narnia work and some people like to play in it.  If that's something that you are interested in, you don't need my permission! 
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[personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake 2017-07-22 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Hooray!! I was so happy to see you signed up :-D. I too may have overloaded myself with Remix and RL, but I can't seek to help myself, haha. Hugs!
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[personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake 2017-07-22 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
The original remix seems to be MIA, but someone has started a Remix Revival! I found it through Liz, and signups are stil lopen! I think the posting deadline is a few weeks after NFE. There will be a Madness round too, I think, though I'm not sure when. I'm just happy to play in remixes again! Here's the link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/remixrevival2017
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[personal profile] aurilly 2017-07-22 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Another one who is so thrilled to see you signed up and wanting to write again!! :)

Between Rare Male Slash, Rair Pairs, Crossovering and now this, I will be staggering under the weight of deadlines, but I, too, can't help myself.
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[personal profile] transposable_element 2017-07-22 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Count me as another who was glad to see your name. It almost made me reconsider my decision not to sign up, but for various reasons I am flaking this year.
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[personal profile] transposable_element 2017-07-25 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
I've been in a deep funk for a while, but especially since the election. I wish I were one of those people who find anger galvanizing, but I don't.
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[personal profile] generalleia 2017-07-23 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm just happy to see you posting!
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[personal profile] autumnia 2017-07-24 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so happy and looking forward to reading something new from you!. :-)
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[personal profile] adaeze 2017-08-03 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
The things I miss when I don't even get round to lurking! Don't think I quite dare sign up, but I will hope to do something for the Madness again.