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Dear [community profile] nightonficmountain Creator,

Thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you write me will be wonderful.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: sevenofspade) if you want to. My letters tag is here.

I have three Do Not Wants: incest, rape and child abuse. When these are canon, please don't focus on them. I'd also prefer is you didn't dwell on any suicidal ideation or prolonged descriptions of grief. I would also prefer not to have to deal with people losing things important to them and toxic living arrangements, be that family or roomates. Thank you.

On the other hand, there are a lot of things I do want. Here’s a partial list. (I obviously don’t expect you to stick all of these in one story, that would be impossible.)

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Ancient History RPF

Dido of Carthage, Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus

The most relevant tags in my journal for this fandom are the Ancient History RPF and Punic Wars RPF ones. I've requested these characters before, but I would fucking love anything and everything about them.

Here is a primer for Hannibal and Scipio, with more relevant links at the end. Here is a post about Dido (and Augustus) -- you know what, I never thought of it before, but I WOULD FUCKING LOVE A STORY IN WHICH DIDO AND AUGUSTUS MET.

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Darths & Droids
Any of: Annie (Darths & Droids), Ben (Darths & Droids), The GM (Darths & Droids), Pete (Darths & Droids), Sally (Darths & Droids)

I only started reading this recently, but I'm pretty caught up, give or take a week or two. Don't worry about spoiling me. I headcanon the GM as a woman, fyi. (I talk a very little about it in this entry, if it helps.)

My request here boils down to FRIENDSHIP FIC.

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV)
Kendra Saunders, Leonard Snart, Sara Lance

I am up to date on this show, don't worry about spoiling me.
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Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers)
No nominated characters

The canon is a series of variant covers Marvel put out last year to promote the Spider-Gwen comic launch. Each cover reimagines Gwen Stacy as one (or more) Marvel character.

I like Gwen Stacy a lot. I think she's super smart and really kind and amazingly brave, be that in Spider-Gwen or the movies or Ults Spidey. I love canon-adjacent AUs too, especially role reversal AUs (I hesitate to call these canon-divergent, but they could be!), so this fandom is basically two great tastes that taste great together!

I'm just going to direct you to the relevant part of my yuletide letter from last year for prompts, because it is HELLA LONG. Pick any and all Gwens you want and feel free to mix and match prompts as you wish.

Loki: Agent of Asgard
Relationship: Verity Willis & Loki

I follow many Marvel comic series and have followed more in the past. Don't hesitate to crossover with the wider Marvel-verse; if you have questions about my familiarity with any given series, please ask.

The Loki + Verity friendship is a thing of beauty and I love it so much. This series has a brilliant narrative about the role of stories in our lies and what it means to be a Trickster. It's about Loki achieving redemption, at long last and on his terms (long version here).
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Yoko Tsuno (Comics)
Relationship: Yoko Tsuno/Khany

First thing I ever shipped. I would love culture clash or negotiating a (very very very) long distance relationship where they only see each other in person once in long while or being spacemoms to Poky and Rosée or consequences/what-happened-after a specific album or just space adventures. OR TIMETRAVEL ADVENTURES, why should Yoko get all the fun timetravelling, I'm sure the Vineans have the tech somewhere.

I would love it forever if you wrote any sort of Vinean worldbuilding. What's it like for Khany to be older than her mom and have her twin be six years old?

Just anything, anything at all, really.

Thank you so much for writing for me!

(Comments welcome.)

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Yuletide reveal post!

Like I said previously, I wrote 8 fics for yuletide: 1 assignments, 6 full-length treats and 1 madness treat (presented here more or less in the order in which I wrote them). Now you get to hear me talk about them and be a giant nerd. At length.

The Devil's Party (2987 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Lucifer (Comic)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Lucifer Morningstar, Elaine Belloc, Mazikeen, Beatrice (Lucifer), Rachel Begai, Lady Lys, Duma Angel of Silence
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary: Lucifer returns from the Void in Hell. Lucifer returns from the Void in LA. Both these things are true.
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Lion Champion (1376 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Nancy Whitehead, Doreen Green, Tomas Lara-Perez, Ken Shiga
Summary: Nancy's life takes a turn for the unexpected.
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Hunter's Moon (1293 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Gwen Variants (Marvel Comics Covers)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Gwenverine/Laura Kinney
Characters: Gwen Stacy | Gwenverine, Gwen Stacy | Gwoot, Laura Kinney
Additional Tags: Post-Apocalypse
Summary: Gwen's day gets weird.
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All's Fair (1006 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hellenistic Religion & Lore
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Ἄρης | Ares (Hellenistic Religion & Lore), Αθήνα | Athena (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)
Summary: Ares and his sister have a complicated relationship.
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Ogygia (1570 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ancient History RPF
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Scipio Africanus/Hannibal Barca
Characters: Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus
Additional Tags: What-If
Summary: Hannibal was captured after Zama.
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Zero Sum Game (1357 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Marvel Secret Wars Battleworlds
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Victor von Doom, Reed Richards, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards
Additional Tags: Secret Wars
Summary: It's not the Sheriff who finds the ship, it's the Foundation.
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Lies told by firelight (1533 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Loki: Agent of Asgard
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Loki (Agent of Asgard), Verity Willis
Additional Tags: Post-Canon
Summary: As it turned out, what Loki had meant when he'd said "I need a break. So... Let's skip ahead a bit" was "Let's do yuletide".
As it turned out, what "Let's do yuletide" meant was "Let's spend the end of the world telling stories about stories".
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Because I wrote this fic ON THE PLANE. I did everything on that bloody flight, from canon review (canons I could have reviewed from my hard-drive: Agent of Asgard, Spider-Gwen, Mulan) to brainstorming to writing to editing to... Yeah. Everything but post the thing.

You wouldn't know this from the posting date though, because it's dated as one day BEFORE my flight, for reasons of it being a meta joke for it to be posted on the solstice (makes sense if you read the fic). I don't think anyone caught it, but I am ridiculously proud that I thought of this meta reference so now you get to hear about my brilliance.

Loki's feelings about yuletide that prompt Verity's "Wow. You're actually a gigantic sap." are totally my feelings about Yueltide and fic exchanges in general. Whatever, I'm a sap, I own it.

I really like " "I'm the Skald," Loki said. "The mythmaker at the end of everything. The narrator of sinners and sorcerers. The deceiver. The storyteller." " as a line, but my favourite is "There was something ugly in the way Loki said that last word, something twisted and sharp like barbed wire.". I'm quite fond of "a campfire vigil for the internet age" as a phrase.

(Doom actually is signed up for yuletide, but he's changed accounts to one Loki doesn't know about. It's cool, Loki is going to write his old account a fic anyway.)

(Loki is female through most of the fic because of how hot my recip said she was as Goddess of Stories and yeah, I can only agree.)

Yeah, I think this fic turned out really well, given the givens.</div>

God Games (512 words) by sevenofspade
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ambition (ESA Short film)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: The Apprentice (Ambition short film), The Master (Ambition short film)
Summary: This is how the world is made.
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Reading Friday: Agent of Asgard edition

The preview for the new Lucifer comic is out (starting page 15) and it is most definitely a sequel and not a reboot, so I am ridiculously excited for it! (Look, Lucifer has a bar called Ex Lux and in this context it works on at least three different levels, to which I can only say: Lucifer, you giant dork.) I don't know if the series is going to be any good, but I know it'll be gorgeous, because Lee Garbett is on art.

I'm familiar with Lee Garbett's art from his most recent work: as the artist for the majority of the recently concluded Loki:Agent of Asgard, which reminded me that I need to post about my thoughts about it.

Dear flist, I am requesting this comic book for yuletide and I am requesting SO HARD, because it is everything I wanted this book to be and more.

Agent of Asgard is a comic book series set in the main Marvel comic universe, 616. The entire run is penned by Al Ewing and, as said above, the majority of it is drawn by Lee Garbett. It's the culmination of a story arc 10 years in the making and it's one of my very favourite stories about Tricksters ever.

A bit of background: I've been following Marvel's Loki in real-time-as-the-issues-come-out since Journey into Mystery 630 or so. That's about nearly five years of checking on this character (almost) every month, be that through Journey into Mystery, then Young Avengers v2, then Loki: Agent of Asgard. Before that, I was following Loki since Ragnarok as the trades came out in french and I found then at the library. I am not kidding when I say this story arc was 10 years in the making -- I know, I read pretty much all of it. It should go without saying that I was invested in this storyline (even excluding my Thing for tricksters).

Young Avengers v2 was a major let-down, on every single possible front. Agent of Asgard was not.

It is so good.

I've been having a conversation about tricksters with lunik_the_bard for years now. I love tricksters so much. For one thing, I love smart characters and there's no such thing as a stupid trickster. (I like entertaining assholes, too, and tricksters often fall under this.) For another thing, the essence of Trickster, to me, is about taking what you have and making something new out of it.

It's about creation. Creation-through-deception, often, but not always. It's about stories, the ones we tell ourselves and the ones we tell others. It's about transformation (it's no coincidence that tricksters are often shape-shifters). Renewal. Rebirth. Change.

That's something I've needed all my life, this idea that you can change who you are. That you could be, if not more, then different. To take the third option and make a way where there wasn't one before. That you can be smart and that there's no shame in that. That you don't have to be what others think you'll become. That you're not stuck in the prison of other people's expectation. That people can be wrong about you, but that doesn't make you wrong.

What you become is more important than what you were born to be.

It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that I was also very invested in both the Trickster and redemption parts of this book. I've always loved Loki (any Loki, Marvel or myth) best when he uses wits, not magic, to solve a problem. It's part of what made the Loki in Journey into Mystery (kid!Loki) so interesting, that he didn't have magic and so had to rely entirely on wits and the kindness of strangers. It brought him closer to myth!Loki than Marvel Loki had been up to that point.

Marvel!Loki isn't really a trickster. He's a villain, often the designated villain. Well.

He was.

Starting with Siege v1, Loki decided he was tired of being the villain, because that made him predictable. He engineered his own death and rebirth to escape the cycle of his fate. He was reborn as an amnesiac street kid in Paris (and I am still laughing the highway in Montmartre of all the fucking places -- clearly this is an universe where Pompidou's Plan autoroutier pour Paris came to fruition). Long story short: the new Loki regains his memories and sets about redeeming himself in the eys of Asgard, which goes about as well as you'd expect, which is not very. The ending of Journey into Mystery is him suffering a major setback of the "now possessed by the ghost of his older self" kind, something that came as a complete antithesis to what had gone on before and soured me on Kieron Gillen's writing possibly for ever. In Young Avengers v2, this new Loki turns into a member of a boyband and regains his magic. Turns out he's haunted by what he's done -- even though he's not Loki the murderer as Loki the murder weapon.

Agent of Asgard is what happens after.

It's about this Loki who is once again back at step 1 of redemption having to fight everyone's expectations of him, the weight of destiny (and this is Norse myth we're talking about, destiny is a heavy thing) and his own self, both figuratively and literally, to get to be himself. Not a villain. Not a hero -- of course not, he is Loki, after all -- but someone new.

Loki does become this new self. It's not easy. It hurts a lot, there is so much anger to set aside and there are setbacks and unknowns, but he manages. Of all the characters on the Norse side of Marvel, if there ever was one who was defined by his narrative role, it was Loki. There isn't a single Loki I can think off, be it myth or Marvel -- hell, even from the one from Dogma! -- that couldn't be defined as being "a tragedy in waiting". He's The Villain. The Monster At The End Of This Mythology.

He's Loki, and he breaks free. He does it mostly alone, but not only. He has a friend, Verity Willis, to help him, not because she's the girl no one can lie to to his God of Lies, but because she's his friend. It's as simple and as powerful as that.

There were so many, many ways this could have gone wrong or the tale been told badly, which, for a story so concerned with stories themselves, there is almost no greater sin, but it wasn't.

The comic manages to do so with incredible gusto. It delivers an awesome tale of redemption and friendship and the role of stories in our lives and it does so while being consistently entertaining and a delight to read, with incredible art to boot.

I cannot tell you how incredibly cathartic reading this was.
Would I lie to you?
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Dear Night on Fic Mountain Writer

Hello! I'm sure you're a wonderful person and I'll love anything you write for me.

I have exactly three DNWs: child abuse, incest and underage.

Feel free to poke around this journal or my Ao3 account (username: sevenofspade) if you want to. My eltters tag is here.

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There be spoilers beyond this point. I want you to know that I love, love, love all of these fandoms and would be utterly delighted to get fic for any of them.

Ancient History RPF Characters: Hannibal Barca, Scipio Africanus

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Demon Knights Characters: Al Jabr, horsewoman, Sir Ystin

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Loki: Agent of Asgard Character: Verity Willis

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Characters: Eris, Marina

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The Tempest - Shakespeare Character: Ariel

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Thank you again for writing for me! If none of the prompts inspire you, feel free to write what does inspire you instead. This entry was originally posted at http://dhampyresa.dreamwidth.org/73783.html and has comment count unavailable comments over there.

Night On Fic Mountain reveals!

Night on Fic Mountain is over! On the whole, I enjoyed the experience of modding it and I'd like to do it again next year.

I wrote two fics and got two fics.

First my gifts, because they were both amazing!

your ex-lover is dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] singsongsung (Orphan Black, gen, 2 693 words)
Art (who is an idiot) had been goddamn in love with her.
It's post-canon fic about Art and Sarah and the hole Beth left in both their lives. Read it, it's great. I like the little glimpses of the post-canon world shown in it and all little nods to canon (Tony's in it!).

The Man Who Would Be Caliph by [archiveofourown.org profile] misura (Demon Knights, gen, 715 words)
"It's a - never mind." Al Jabr gestured dismissively. "What you're telling me is that if I assure people I have no desire to be caliph, they will assume that I am lying and that I do, in fact, wish to be caliph. And yet, if I do not, they will assume the exact same thing."
AL JABR! It's fic set in the 30 year timeskip and gives an explanation for why Al Jabr ended up being Caliph. It has to do with science, because, with Al Jabr, of course it does.

As for the fic I wrote:

Two for Joy by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade (Loki: Agent of Asgard/Journey into Mystery, gen, 3 389 words)
This is a story about Loki. It doesn't feature quite as much lying as you might expect based on that. Verity won't let it.
I wrote this for snickfic . This is the first time I was assigned to write for someone who had previously written for me. This fic was a blast to write! The structure was the first thing I thought of about it (Verity interrupting the narrator, to be exact) and the story kind of built itself around it, from a bunch of various stuff. The Amber Room comes from the fact that I was listening to a podcast about it at some point, the Treaty of St-Clair-Sur-Epte is the only very obscure I could think of off the top of my head (I have been waiting years to use it in a story. Years.) and then I threw in a bunch of references to the greater Marvel universe and to various popculture things (Star Wars, Frozen, Jurassic Park, for example) that weren't too distracting, hopefully. I really hope that even though the fic acts as a fix-it for JiM there was enough context between the fic and canon that it was understandable without reading JiM.

We built this city on rock 'n' roll by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade (Sucker Punch (2011), gen, 1 022 words)
The city at the end of the train line burst into flame the first time Araya touched the Moon.
I wrote this for morbane , because they didn't have any fic written fic written for them, which was a shame because a) they wrote a fic and b) they were the best co-mod my newbie self could have hoped for. Sucker Punch was the only one of their fandoms I could consume and write fic for in the time that was left. I didn't manage to post the fic before we opened the collection, but I posted it, and that's all that matters. It's backstory/worldbuildy fic for one the levels of reality in the movie, because I was really intrigued by their prompt about the city at the end of the train line. (I suspect I was not as stealth an author as I could have been.)

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Dear Night on Fic Mountain Author

Hi! If you're writing for me, you clearly have excellent taste in media and I will love anything you write for me. I mean that. I'm not picky at all. There are exactly three things I would rather not get as a gift and those things are: incest (including adopted), underage and child abuse. That's it. If that's all you wanted to know, feel free to stop reading now. If you'd like a better idea of my likes and dislikes as well as prompts for various fandoms, keep reading.

My previous letters are here and my Ao3 account is here.

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Please ignore or use any and all parts of this letter you want to.

Spoilers for each series abound below this point. I will assume you are as far as along in each as it is possible to be at this time (Good Man Friday for the Benjamin January series, the completed series for Bloodhound Files, Demon Knights and Locke & Key, issue 3 for Loki: Agent of Asgard and episode 1 of season 2 for Orphan Black).

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Thank you so much for writing for me! I hope you enjoy writing your fic as much as I'll enjoy reading it.
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