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Fiction
1. *The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison (rr)

Nonfiction
1. *On Writing, by Stephen King (rr)
2. *Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter
3. Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing, by Stephen King
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This is a Card Page for Colors TCG






Name: Lily
Join Date: June 11, 2013
Cards Collected: 2954
Trading Log





Mastered!





ECATS Circle )

Cards )

Crayons
x28 x22 x17 x20 x29 x27 x23 x20

Sketchpad

Trades: 1299
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Decks that I have mastered go here. Limited editions are first. Then specials. Then character decks, grouped by series.



Limited Edition )

Specials )

Digital Devil Saga )

Hatoful Boyfriend )

Kingdom Hearts )

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic )

Puella Magi Madoka Magica )

Sekirei )

Shoujo Kakumei Utena )

Star Driver )

The World Ends With You )

Xenosaga )

Zero Escape )
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Doubles

Doubles )

Character Cards

Character Cards )

Specials

Specials )
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WORD: BUM (3/29)
TRADES:
B - (traded paternal13 for BURGERS19 with Qu-ko) LINK
U - (traded XCARD for YCARD with PLAYERNAME) LINK
M - (traded MANIAC15 for artemyra15 with Qu-ko) LINK

PHRASE: MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION...
TRADES:
M - (traded invader16 for MENTOR17 with Aru) LINK
A - (traded ARCHANGEL01 for dawn10 with Ivoryandhorn) LINK
R - (traded avenger05 for magoi01 with RALENE) LINK
C - (traded flameking10 for CERBERUS09 with Ten) LINK
H - (traded prefect15 for HARIHARA05 with Ivoryandhorn) LINK

C - (traded CLUELESS07 for voidgear17 with Ivoryandhorn) LINK
O - (traded protestant07 for OBLIGED19 with Ivoryandhorn) LINK
M - (traded create01 for MAGOI09 with Harukami) LINK
E - (traded EARL03 for disney13 with Ivoryandhorn) LINK
S - (traded hebirote01 for SOHCAHTOA01 with Jen) LINK

I - (traded coo19 for babylon15 with IVORYANDHOEN) LINK
N - (traded NETHERWORLD17 for butler10 with Cendol) LINK

L - (traded mist19 for LITTLEDEVIL15 with Abyss) LINK
I - (traded INSEI17 for protector19 with Ten) LINK
K - (traded sonic05 for sohcahtoa10 with KIRI) LINK
E - (traded EVERAFTER01 for magoi02 with Aave) LINK

A - (traded nobility14 for ARIADONEY05 with Senren) LINK

L - (traded XCARD for YCARD with PLAYERNAME) LINK
I - (traded copying11 for IZUMO05 with Senren) LINK
O - (traded ORDINARY11 for fiancee18 with Cendol) LINK
N - (traded NESHITTERU15 for usas08 with Kazu) LINK
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Books read )
21.

Manga )

Short Stories
"You and You Alone," by Jacqueline Carey
"The Truth About Cassandra," by Neil Gaiman
"Kaskia," by Peter S. Beagle
"Two Pretenders," by Marie Brennan

Currently reading:
Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales, by Tamora Pierce

On Deck:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon

On Reserve
Among Others, by Jo Walton
Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente
Red Glove, by Holly Black
Eona: The Last Dragoneye, by Alison Goodman
Fuzzy Nation, by John Scalzi
Fury of the Phoenix, by Cindy Pon
Naamah's Blessing, by Jacqueline Carey

Upcoming Reads
1.
2. Saints Astray, by Jacqueline Carey
3. The Snow Queen's Shadow, by Jim C. Hines
4. With Fate Conspire, by Marie Brennan
5. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente
6. Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce
7.
8. The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
9.
10. The Kingdom of Gods, by N. K. Jemisin (woc)

To Read - Books by Writers of Color
1.
2.
3.
4.

To Read - Non spec-fic (6/10)
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Lois McMaster Bujold
Chalion
Paladin of Souls

The Sharing Knife
Beguilement
Legacy
Passage
Horizon

Vorkosigan Saga
Shards of Honor
Barayar
Memory

Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Dart
Kushiel's Chosen
Kushiel's Avatar
Kushiel's Scion
Naamah's Kiss

Santa Olivia


Charles de Lint
Dreams Underfoot
Memory and Dream
Trader
Moonlight and Vines
The Onion Girl

Gregory Maguire
Wicked

Christopher Moore
The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Tamora Pierce
Song of the Lioness
Lioness Rampant

Trickster's Choice
Trickster's Queen

Briar's Book

John Scalzi
Old Man's War
The Ghost Brigades
Zoe's Tale

Catherynne M. Valente
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden

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Particularly Wanted

Lois McMaster Bujold
Mirror Dance
A Civil Campaign

The Curse of Chalion

Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Justice
Kushiel's Mercy
Naamah's Curse
Naamah's Blessing (not released yet)

Saints Astray (not released yet)

Charles de Lint
The Ivory and the Horn
Tapping the Dream Tree

Jo Graham
Black Ships
Stealing Fire

Jim C. Hines
The Stepsister Scheme
The Mermaid's Madness
Red Hood's Revenge

Scott Lynch
The Lies of Locke Lamora
Red Seas Under Red Skies

John Scalzi
The Last Colony

Catherynne M. Valente
In the City of Coin and Spice
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Note: This is a work in progress.

2004 )

2006 )

2007 )

2009 )

2010 )
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*= Favorites. I've liked most of the games I played in, but these were the ones that took my breath away. The ones I'm still talking about years after.
%= Games I enjoyed a lot less.

Question marks instead of character name mean either the character's identity is secret or I forgot it.

Played )

GMed )

Writing Credits )

Upcoming )

Some fun stats:
Total number of games played: 60
Number of favorite games: 15

Total number of angst buckets played: 21
Number of favorite games in which I played an angst bucket: 9
Number of romantic characters played: 25
Number of times cross-cast: 6
Number of non-straight characters: 15 (defined as 'explicitly non-straight, as stated in the character sheet,' rather than 'could be interpreted that way by the player' - there are more of those. I'm also counting asexual as 'non-straight.')

Number of villainous or significantly morally ambiguous characters: 4

Number of dead/undead/immortal characters played (...ok, I'm totally stealing half my stats from [livejournal.com profile] electric_d_monk): 12

Number of games in which I played somebody's science experiment: 3

Number of games with happy ending achieved: 19
Number of games with a bad+ ending: 4
Number of games where I died: 3 (not counting ones where I got better)
Number of games where I wound up crying, IC: 19
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Final Fantasy X
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts: Re: Chain of Memories (+Riku's side)
Xenosaga I
Xenosaga II
Xenosaga III

Currently Playing
Final Fantasy XII
Final Fantasy VII (through prologue)
Xenogears (through prologue)

Also interested in playing
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 (It's for Nintendo DS, but Phoenix Wright and The World Ends With You might make a DS altogether worth it. Also, [livejournal.com profile] fiddle_dragon said she might have a DS, though she's not sure.)
Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP. Fuckers.)
Final Fantasy VIII (Either I'll love it or hate it. Just like everyone who's played it)
Final Fantasy IX (Art's kind of annoying, but I've heard really good things about the story and characters)
Sukoiden V
Final Fantasy X-II (If I can get over them 'trying to appeal to women' by putting in dress up games, and while I have nothing against revealing clothing, I dislike it if it's OOC, as in Yuna's case.)
Final Fantasy XIII (Now that I have access to a PS3)
Digital Devil Saga
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Dear Yuletide Author:

First of all, welcome and thank you! This is my first year doing Yuletide, and I’m very excited to read your story. I want to start by saying that you shouldn’t consider any of my specific requests binding, if that’s not what floats your boat. I just wanted to give you some ideas, to help you get started and give you a taste of the sort of things I’m into.

Let’s start with the general guidelines:

Things I Like

I love fic that captures the feel of canon, even if it’s operating in a different genre. Fic which incorporates little details of the world building. Fic which doesn’t forget the existence of characters who may not be center-stage, or their importance to the leads. I like fic where the characters sound and act the way they do in canon, without any of their edges and flaws filed off. I like complicated emotions and psychological realism, including and especially in speculative settings. I’m a multishipper, so het, slash, femslash and poly are all A++. If there’s a pairing I’m particularly fond or unfond of, I’ll mention it under that specific fandom. Otherwise, have at! Anything from gen to kinky, kinky porn is well appreciated. (And if the kink in the latter is visceral and real-world believable, even better!) I like well-earned happy endings and bittersweet ones. Happiness and tragedy are both great, but I’d prefer something other than unmitigated fluff, or ‘everything sucks, so let’s just be emo about it.’

When it comes to relationships in fic, my guideline is ‘more banter, less shmoop.’ I’m as much of a sucker for declarations of love as the next person, but put some thought into how a given character would act on those particular feelings. That, and I just plain like banter. :) Springing off from this, I have a major soft spot for unorthodox and indirect ways characters might say ‘I love you.’ The ‘as you wish,’ clause, if you will.

Not Inherently Positive or Negative - Just Needs More Detail

I love certain types of hurt/comfort, and dislike others. Particularly, what I like is characters going together through trauma, supporting each other, and bonding. What I dislike is h/c which infantilizes the hurt character and doesn’t acknowledge them as a person with agency and drive, or h/c which assumes that ‘hug and cry’ is all there is to it, ignoring other valid reactions, such as anger, denial, black humor, being surprisingly okay with it, etc.

Things I Dislike

There are few things I dislike more than character bashing, or characters who are sympathetic in canon being made to act like abusive assholes. If they are morally gray canonically, obviously that is fine, and not what I am talking about here. Extra special note for this, if said character happens to be a PoC, female, or queer.

I have no interest in Character/Reader, A/B/O or mundane AUs, such as high school of coffee shop. (I was going to say ‘modern AUs,’ but then I realized I’d be totally down with say a mafia AU, or something like that, which might still be set in the modern world. Basically, I don’t want a setting which obliterates the stakes and issues of the canon.) I have a love-hate relationship with soulmate AUs. For me, someone finding their soulmate is not a satisfying and cathartic endgame in and of itself, if it comes at the expense of good old fashioned relationship building. On the other hand, it could be interesting to explore the worldbuilding implications of a world where soulmates are a fact of life. In general, sticking with the canon setting, or canon divergence AUs are your best bet.

Crossovers aren’t particularly my bag, especially in an exchange, where you might have no way of knowing which fandoms I am or am not familiar with.

In terms of squicks, please no MPREG or reproductive coercion. Mention of a pregnancy or kid is fine, but it shouldn’t be the focus, and I ask for absolutely no scenarios where the character doesn’t want to be pregnant but has to keep it anyway. As per what I’ve said a couple paragraphs above, absolutely no rape or abuse featuring canonically sympathetic characters as the perp (or even ones who might be ruthless on occasion, but unlikely to go *that particular route* if they’re in character.)

I dislike seme/uke essentialism, and essentialist gender roles in general. Who tops (or does the penetrating, or what have you) sexually has jack-all to do with strength of character or actual power dynamics in a relationship.

Now, on to the specific fandoms and requests:

Below the cut )
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2016-2024

Title: Notes from the Underworld
Characters: Ensemble, with a special focus on Apollo Justice, Klavier Gavin and Damon Gant
Pairings: None
Rating: M/R
Warnings: Major character death! Implied violence and mention of suicide.
Summary: A universe in which everything goes horribly wrong, starting with the death of Phoenix Wright. Told largely in epistolary format.

2025

Title: The Girl Who Lived
Characters: Athena Cykes, Franziska Von Karma
Pairings: Sort of Franziska/Athena
Rating: M/R
Warnings: Major off-screen character death. PTSD. Kink that's consensual and safe, though sane's in the eye of the beholder.
Summary: Athena Cykes meets a strange woman, on the day of Simon’s execution.

2026

Title: Monochrome Cities
Characters: Klavier Gavin, Ema Skye, Daryan Crescend, Damon Gant, Jake Marshall
Pairings: Klavier/Daryan, Klavier/Ema, background Jake Marshall/Angel Starr
Rating: M/R
Warnings: Non-consensual drug consumption, dysfunctional relationships
Summary: As the date of Lana Skye’s execution nears, her sister finds herself desperate enough to accept the help of a fop of a prosecutor and a shark of a detective. Together, Klavier, Ema and Daryan race against time to finger the real culprit behind the murders of Bruce Goodman and Neil Marshall, over a decade after the fact, with the trail gone cold. But everyone's got their own agenda, and the web they find themselves caught up in may be more tangled - and more of their own making - than any of them have anticipated, when even betrayal is far less simple than it first appears.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8 (+ end notes)
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This is a chaptered fic, so I thought I'd throw up a ToC, for easy reference.

Fandom: Ace Attorney
Title: Halfway to Sunlight
Characters: Ensemble, with focus on Apollo and Klavier
Pairings: Apollo/Klavier, some Wocky Kitaki/Vera Misham (I like making new pairing tags on AO3.)
Rating: M/R
Warnings: Some fairly pervasive emotional abuse themes. Some discussion of sexual abuse, late on, though nothing graphic/on-screen.
Summary: As if trying to emotionally disentangle himself from his former mentor after the Misham trial wasn’t enough, Apollo winds up with a copycat case falling into his lap, and said mentor’s younger brother a growing presence in his life. But neither of the tasks facing him will be easy, and everyone's got secrets they may or may not want to reveal.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15 (incl. end notes)
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Fandom: Ace Attorney
Title: Way Stations of the Heart
Characters: Apollo Justice, Klavier Gavin, Kristoph Gavin, Phoenix Wright, ensemble.
Pairings: Klavier/Apollo, Phoenix/Edgeworth, past Phoenix/Kristoph and Klavier/Daryan
Rating: M
Warnings: Sexual references, and some violence (I can't tell where the graphic vs. non-graphic violence line lies, unless, like, people's guts are falling out.) Prevalent themes of emotional abuse, gaslighting and general creepiness. Major character death, right at the start.
Summary: Klavier thought he’d grown used to dealing with the deaths of people he loved, even Kristoph’s execution, but nothing could have prepared him for his brother’s voice inside his mind, or the inexorable loss of control over his own life.

In which there is possession, journeys to the center of the mind, too many close calls, and a love confession or two.

Chapter 7 )

Author's Note )
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Fandom: Ace Attorney
Title: Way Stations of the Heart
Characters: Apollo Justice, Klavier Gavin, Kristoph Gavin, Phoenix Wright, ensemble.
Pairings: Klavier/Apollo, Phoenix/Edgeworth, past Phoenix/Kristoph and Klavier/Daryan
Rating: M
Warnings: Sexual references, and some violence (I can't tell where the graphic vs. non-graphic violence line lies, unless, like, people's guts are falling out.) Prevalent themes of emotional abuse, gaslighting and general creepiness. Major character death, right at the start.
Summary: Klavier thought he’d grown used to dealing with the deaths of people he loved, even Kristoph’s execution, but nothing could have prepared him for his brother’s voice inside his mind, or the inexorable loss of control over his own life.

In which there is possession, journeys to the center of the mind, too many close calls, and a love confession or two.

Chapter 6 )
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Fandom: Ace Attorney
Title: Way Stations of the Heart
Characters: Apollo Justice, Klavier Gavin, Kristoph Gavin, Phoenix Wright, ensemble.
Pairings: Klavier/Apollo, Phoenix/Edgeworth, past Phoenix/Kristoph and Klavier/Daryan
Rating: M
Warnings: Sexual references, and some violence (I can't tell where the graphic vs. non-graphic violence line lies, unless, like, people's guts are falling out.) Prevalent themes of emotional abuse, gaslighting and general creepiness. Major character death, right at the start.
Summary: Klavier thought he’d grown used to dealing with the deaths of people he loved, even Kristoph’s execution, but nothing could have prepared him for his brother’s voice inside his mind, or the inexorable loss of control over his own life.

In which there is possession, journeys to the center of the mind, too many close calls, and a love confession or two.

Chapter 5 )
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Fandom: Ace Attorney
Title: Way Stations of the Heart
Characters: Apollo Justice, Klavier Gavin, Kristoph Gavin, Phoenix Wright, ensemble.
Pairings: Klavier/Apollo, Phoenix/Edgeworth, past Phoenix/Kristoph and Klavier/Daryan
Rating: M
Warnings: Sexual references, and some violence (I can't tell where the graphic vs. non-graphic violence line lies, unless, like, people's guts are falling out.) Prevalent themes of emotional abuse, gaslighting and general creepiness. Major character death, right at the start.
Summary: Klavier thought he’d grown used to dealing with the deaths of people he loved, even Kristoph’s execution, but nothing could have prepared him for his brother’s voice inside his mind, or the inexorable loss of control over his own life.

In which there is possession, journeys to the center of the mind, too many close calls, and a love confession or two.

Chapter 4 )

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