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Dear Rare Male Slash Exchange Writer

So this letter is super late - just had a horrible week, so if you've already started writing, I apologize and I promise I'm not going to throw any curve balls. My wants are pretty much the same as what was in my sign-up - I really don't have major DNWs for these fandoms.

食戟のソーマ | Food Wars! Shokugeki no SomaCollapse )

Shattered (1991)Collapse )

Penny Dreadful (TV)Collapse )

Fallout 4Collapse )

Thank you for writing for me - once again, I'm sorry about the tardiness of this letter and I look forward to your story!

Dear Jukebox Writer

Dear Jukebox Writer,

I've never participated in this exchange before but I'm definitely looking forward to whatever you write for me, so thank you! I'm pretty flexible about everything - I love all sorts of genres, although I'm always partial to the more speculative/supernatural.

VarúðCollapse )

Running to the SeaCollapse )

Zombie ChristmasCollapse )

Skeletons in My ClosetCollapse )

You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You DeserveCollapse )

SaturnCollapse )

Yuletide 2017

Dear Yuletide (insert vaguely festive noun of your choice here)...

This is my 14th Yuletide and yet I'm just as excited as if it had been my first – it's the most wonderful time of the year after all. I'm delighted you picked one of my small fandoms – I'm pretty flexible about most things, including the prompts I've included, so I hope you feel free to write what makes you happy and inspired. Thank you!

General fandom notesCollapse )

Count of Monte CristoCollapse )
Scream of the WolfCollapse )

Sleeping BeautyCollapse )

Sword Art Online AbridgedCollapse )

Yuletide 2016

Dear Yuletide (insert vaguely festive noun of your choice here)...

I've been reading past Yuletide letters from me and other people and it's got me thinking – maybe it's finally time I overhaul mine. Not because of any displeasure with past gifts (I've been so happy to have had great writers every year) but because it's that time of year and I'm excited about Yuletide and I can obsess over politics or I can obsess over this.

General fandom notes and DNWsCollapse )

Count of Monte Cristo (2002)Collapse )

僕だけがいない街 | ERASEDCollapse )

影鰐 | Kagewani (Anime)Collapse )

金田一少年の事件簿N(neo) | Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N (neo) (2014 TV)Collapse )

Subete ga F ni Naru | The Perfect Insider (TV)Collapse )

So if you're writing for me, thank you so much! I appreciate you taking on one of my fandoms and hope you find something that appeals to you.

Yuletide Assignment!

Call me genuinely surprised - but pleased - this year by my assignment. I will say it was a fandom I added on the last day of sign-ups solely based on the letter writer's prompts, which sounded awesome!

Yuletide 2015

Dear Yuletide (insert vaguely festive noun of your choice here)...

Thank you so much for offering to write one of my fandoms! This is my 12th Yuletide, but it never fails to fill me with glee when it rolls around so thank you for being a part of it!

You can check out my previous letters on this journal for a general idea on what I like - quick summary: not a big fan of the "rocks fall, everyone dies" ending but feel free to add non-excessive angst when needed; I love dark humor, scary moments, and just plain strangeness; I'm not picky on structure, style, or narrative viewpoint as long as it works for the story. Gen, het, and slash are all fine; be as explicit or as subtle as you want.

I'll also add that I'm fine with both happy and unhappy endings if they make sense for the story. I enjoy canon, but I appreciate AUs quite a bit - all of my requests this year have room to play around in.

Northwest SmithCollapse )

Ripley Series - Patricia HighsmithCollapse )

京極夏彦 巷説百物語 | Kyōgoku Natsuhiko Kōsetsu Hyaku Monogatari | Requiem from the Darkness (Anime)Collapse )

K (Anime)Collapse )

12:30 AM and 9:00 PM
The Amityville Horror (1979) [Encore Classic]

Watch the original before the next film in the series comes out to terrify you with the tale of people who keep making bad real estate choices. Honestly, most of these horror movies boil down to "Oh, crap, we bought a house with ghosts/demons/an unfinished basement and asbestos pipes, but we must stay in it because of finances/family issues/ill-defined vague reasons that cause us to use Ouija boards instead of getting the hell out."

3:15 AM
State of Emergency [Showtime Showcase]

Another entry in the low-budget independent horror movie featuring zombies oeuvre. Could be good, could be bad, most likely features nothing you haven't really seen before.

8:30 AM and 2:30 PM
Jaws 3 [Independent Film Channel]

Sharks in 3D! Take that, Sharknado! Or don't, because this movie is accidentally terrible instead of deliberately so. But hey, if you like Dennis Quaid and you're fond of things being randomly shoved in front of your face to prove how awesome certain special effects, then this is the movie for you.

11:20 AM and 11:05 PM
Amityville 3-D [Encore Classic]

The unholy combination of crappy 3D and stupid Amityville movies comes together to produce this piece of dreck in which... you know, what, it doesn't really matter. It's haunted, people are stupid, and there's a banister that keeps making inexplicable appearances.

10:00 PM
Aliens [Sundance]

Sundance enters the Halloween movie game with the awesome film featuring badass Sigourney Weaver, a bunch of marines, and some very slimy xenomorphs.

5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Time of Their Lives
8:30 PM
The Canterville Ghost
10:15 PM
A Place of One's Own [Turner Classic Movies]

But of course, the clear champion every Halloween is always TCM with their themed nights and tonight is "Ghost Stories." The first three are classic comedies, but I'm most intrigued by the last, since it seems like a fairly obscure, but lovely little movie.

This is the zombie movie I'm really waiting for.

1:00 AM
Prom Night (2008) [SyFy]

Did you really expect quality movies at 1 a.m.? Perhaps not, but even by early morning standards, this remake's pretty lackluster. It's your usual stalker kills people because of random motivation, and honestly, I wish it was the 1974 movie with Jamie Lee Curtis. Oh, well, at least this one has Idris Elba, so it's not completely horrible.

3:00 AM and 4:30 PM
Dead Season [SyFy]

And this where you just sort of bury movies that you don't know what to do with. There's zombies, there's people named Elvis and Tweeter fighting them, and the tagline is "On This Island, Survival is No Game." And for what it's worth, at least one IMDB reviewer stated "The positive thing is that we watched it to the end, with quite a few other zombie flicks we have not managed to do this." Glowing praise right there.

11:15 AM
Creepshow [IFC]

If you liked Tales From The Crypt, you'll most likely enjoy this anthology series directed by George Romero and written by Stephen King. Naturally, it's chock full of gore and dark endings, as befitting something inspired by EC comics.

2:00 PM
The Dead [SyFy]

More zombies, more people trying to fight them, and more people ultimately failing due to the general downbeat nature of a zombie epidemic. Because really, who wants to be a zombie? Vampires are sexy, werewolves are sexy, but zombies? Generally rotting and not sexy at all. Anyhow, this is supposed to be a decent zombie movie.

6:30 PM
Halloween II (2009) [SyFy]

And SyFy takes an early lead in who can show the Halloween movie series the most times, although I think showing a sequel to a remake only should count for a quarter point.

11:00 PM
Battledogs [SyFy]

"Really, now, why should characters in a movie pause to ask a questions like "How did that werewolf drop from the sky into the middle of this empty airport? And shouldn't I mention that to someone?" What right does an audience have to demand the merest of nods to reality in the portrayal of a high ranking U.S. Army Officer by having the actor shave his goatee? And who made you God with your petty requirement that the director set up things by actually showing someone with a magical vial of the virus so it would be handy to turn the hero into a werewolf so he sacrifice himself to save the day? Linear cause and effect is so twentieth century." -- IMDB reviewer LordJiggy, who has clearly grasped the raison d'etre for this film.

Turner Classic Movies

At midnight, it's Tod Browning's Freaks to kick off a fairly awesome line-up. We really get into the swing of things at 6 a.m., however, when Peter Cushing makes his grand appearance in The Curse of Frankenstein, followed by The Mummy (1959) at 7:30 a.m. In both cases, Christopher Lee lends able support as the monster - no coincidence, considering it's a Lee marathon today on TCM.

Later, it's creepy Gothic architecture in Horror Castle at 9 a.m. and Castle of the Living Dead at 10:30 a.m., both of which teach you never to be young and nubile near a castle. Then we get some classic Dracula goodness in Dracula, Prince of Darkness at 12:15 p.m.; though it lacks Peter Cushing, we do get Barbara Shelley. There's a brief interlude of heroism as Lee saves the day from Satanists in The Devil Rides Out (The Devil's Bride) at 1:45 p.m. It's back to Dracula, however, at 3:45 p.m. with Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, still sadly lacking Cushing's Van Helsing portrayal. But we do get the dynamic duo in Horror Express at 5:30 p.m., this time as rival scientists who team up to investigate murders on a train.

We then say farewell to Lee and hello to Vincent Price as TCM kicks off a Price/Poe marathon beginning at 8 p.m. with Pit and the Pendulum, which does indeed feature the titular items as well as Price losing his mind. At 9:30 p.m., it's the lesser-known The Haunted Palace, where an inherited estate leads to even more creepiness as things are wont to do in such films. Then a masquerade ball disguises sinister plans amidst a plague in The Masque of the Red Death (1964) at 11:15 p.m.

But just because it hits November 1 doesn't mean the marathon's quite over. At 1 a.m., it's the very awesome The Abominable Dr. Phibes with Price seeking revenge for his wife's death by using the Egyptian plagues to murder those he believes responsible. There's an anthology of Nathaniel Hawthorne tales at 2:45 a.m. with Twice-Told Tales featuring Price playing three different characters, none of whom meet pleasant ends. The previously mentioned The Tomb of Ligeia replays at 5 a.m. for those night owls/early birds looking to catch it again.

If you're up at 6:30 a.m., you can catch the very dark The Conquerer Worm (Witchfinder General) with Price as a corrupt witch hunter looking to destroy a young couple. Finally, we wrap up the truly epic series of movies with Theatre of Blood at 8:15 a.m. as Price plays an actor who gets revenge (surprise!) on critics who mocked his work.


American Movie Classics

Did you miss catching Halloween or any of the first five sequels to it? Then AMC has you set as they run them in sequential order beginning at 12 p.m. with the original and concluding at 10 p.m. with Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.


Likewise, if you have a desire to watch some Freddy Krueger, you're in luck as SyFy's playing the second, fourth, and fifth installments in the Nightmare on Elm Street series starting at 9 a.m. and repeating again at 3 p.m. There's also two showings of Freddy vs. Jason at 9 p.m. and again at 1 a.m. Meh.