I'm always a challenge, aren't I? And this year is no exception!
My only DO NOT WANT this year refers to too much angst and unhappy endings, please do NOT write either of these. Keep it as cute, happy and fun as possible, otherwise I am quite flexible!!!
On to the requests!!!
Fandom 1. American Horror Story: Asylum
I'd love something centered around my darling little Pepper, of course! I know this is a dark fandom but I would like some "light in the darkness" for this story and some happiness for Pepper. Perhaps she makes a friend or finds love (I prefer femmeslash to het as far as romance is concerned) or perhaps she does not truly die but returns as an angel or other supernatural being on the side of goodness and justice. And of course I would love Pepper to retain her appearance (as Pepper the pinhead) and her sweet nature! She is innocent at heart, after all. I'm open to receiving explicitly sexy fic for this fandom if you care to write it - kinks and squicks are listed here:
Fandom 2. Freaks (1932)
I know I got this one for Yuletide last year but I love this fandom so and it needs more fic!!! What has always delighted me about this movie is not the cult-horror aspects but the depiction of people with differences, people I've always identified with, as being regular folks, those called freaks and those called non-freaks alike, with their own loving and accepting community in the circus. I've become fascinated by the "pinheads" in particular - there's such a beauty and sweetness about them.
I particularly like the way Phroso the Clown relates to Schlitze, Elvira (Pinhead Zip) and Jenny Lee (Pinhead Pip). I would love a fic that's sort of a "day in the life" story of the four of them doing something fun together, perhaps going shopping in Paris or going on a picnic, or some other such activity. Or perhaps the three pinheads could help Phroso with his act! Cute and funny occurrences are welcomed and encouraged along the way! I myself actually write Phroso/Schlitze as a tender, old-fashioned romantic pairing (I tend to see Schlitze as a trans woman, especially in the movie), but I understand if you can't write romance, dear author. Friendship fic is equally welcomed and loved! :) And I'm happy if you want to use variant spellings for Schlitze's name. I tend to use "Schlitzie" but I'm fine with the official version of "Schlitze" too!
Fandom 3. Zippy (Comics)
If possible, I'd love something centered around a "the holidays in Dingburg" sort of theme. Opportunties for seasonal surrealism abound! What gifts would Zippy and family get each other? How many Hostess products would be consumed? Would Zippy and Zerbina forget they're married with children as they sometimes do before all finally ends happily, if bizarrely? I see this as more of a gen family story than anything else, though I don't mind if Zips and Zerbs have a kiss or two somewhere in there, they are married after all (when they remember!) and they are both so darn cute! Random acts of fun and lashings of taco sauce are both welcomed and loved for this story!!!