dagas_isa: Chibi dancing Nao (dancing nao)
2011-11-18 07:36 am

Yuletide letter goes here.

Dear Yuletide Dromedary:

Hello, and thank you for being my Yuletide author. These three fandoms are near to my heart in various ways, and I’m so happy to know you offered to write for one or more of them.

The first thing you should know: I am a huge fan of female characters. I love het, femslash/yuri, and female-focused gen. My tastes run more to the fluffy/happy side, but I don't mind angst or bad things happening in the story just as long as the ending is happy or hopeful. I don't mind high ratings, but I don't want excessive violence or a straight-up PWP fic. If there's sex, I want it to be a vital part of the story and specific to the characters, not just for the sexy factor.

I don't mind m/m as a background element, but I would prefer the story be more focused on at least one female character, even then.

As for things I definitely would not enjoy: Character bashing of all types, sad depressing grimdark stories with little hope to be found, excessive violence, character death, and non-con. The story doesn't need to be all sunshine and rainbows, but there does need to be some light.

Now for some fandom specifics:

Liar Game )

Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense Music Video )

Final Fantasy XI )

Anyway, good luck and I can't wait to see what you come up with. =D
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
2011-05-14 08:35 am

I has a DOINK! (and also other FF project)

DOINK! is live!!!!!

I gave:

Let's Face the Music and Dance (2853 words) by favicondagas isa, a Final Fantasy XII Balthier/Ashe fic.

I received:

After All This Time, I Found Myself In You (3178 words) by faviconLesca Fenix, a Final Fantasy XIII Serah/Vanille fic (because OMG did this pairing need to exist!).

And this isn't related to DOINK! at all, but due to [personal profile] muusu and I having attacks of FFXI nostalgia, I've been writing and posting some drabbles up at Ao3. I'm up to 6 of them so far, and am trying to work from Newblet to Boss Adventurers.
dagas_isa: Mithra from FFXI stalking RL giraffes (jais + giraffes)
2011-01-01 09:47 am

Yuletide // Reveal

Title: The Closest Place to Forever
Fandom: Cat Street
Characters: Sonoda Nako, Mine Kouichi, Ishikawa Sarina, Aoyama Keito
Rating: G
Word Count: 3169
Summary: Nako spends three days at the newly rebuilt El Liston.
Spoilers: Takes place after the post-canon side story.

Notes: written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Effiecakes who requested a Cat Street fic. I enjoyed getting a chance to go through the canon and speculate on what life would be like at El Liston.

Read at Ao3.

My received story, Stay was written by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tangerine. So thank you for the story Tangerine. ^^ It was very obvious that you knew the canon and your story definitely made me want to return to Vana'diel.
dagas_isa: Mithra from FFXI stalking RL giraffes (jais + giraffes)
2010-11-13 08:59 am

Dear Yuletider

Dear Yuletide Writer-Giraffe-Person,

First off, thank you for participating and yay for offering to write in at least one of my pet fandoms. A fic in any of these canons would make me absolutely happy. I'm looking forward to reading what you have to write for me, and above all else, I hope you have fun doing it. ^^

I am a huge fan of female characters of all kinds and female characters being awesome in any and all capacities. I like gen, het, and femslash. Any rating is fine, but I'd rather not see excessive violence or PWP.

My favorite story/plot kinks include domesticity, worldbuilding, unusual modes of transportation, and non-violent action. I am a sucker for canon characters as kids, especially if another character is temporarily forced into a parent/elder-sibling/caretaker role. I don't mind crack!fic, particularly if it features one or more characters getting pets. Angst is nice as long as the ending is happy/hopeful.

I really like quiet stories, slice of life, and character vignettes. I like witty banter and dialogue that conveys more than just what the words are saying. I love powerful but understated shows of intimacy. I like emotional-conflict where all involved are sympathetic. I like crushes, shows of devotion,and I love seeing symbiotic relationships.

I like sexual content if it's there to show something about the character(s) or relationship involved or if it advances the plot. Anything from vanilla to kink is fine. I particularly like reading about a character's fantasies or sexual contact that still leaves more to be discovered.

As far as what I wouldn't like, I hate any kind of character bashing, particularly of female characters. Please don't do darkfic (no character death/excessive violence/non-con). The story doesn't need to be all sugar and rainbows, but I would like there to be at least some hope.

I would prefer not to receive anything with an m/m pairing as the main focus. If the story you come up with has an m/m pairing in the background background, that's fine, but I'd rather the primary focus be on something else. Preferably a female character.

Now onto specific fandom requests.

Empowered (any) )

Final Fantasy XI (any) )

BOSS (Eriko Ozawa, Kimoto Mami, Narahashi Reiko )

Liar Game (any) )

Anyway, I hope that is helpful to you, Yuletide Writer and that it sparks your imagination. Please have a lot of fun with this. ^^
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
2010-11-13 12:33 am

One of my favorite FFXI quest storylines, compressed.

Fari-Wari is a little Tarutaru bard who's looking for inspiration for his latest masterpiece, and so he recruits the player, a hapless adventurer, to unearth the stories of the five Serpent Generals of Aht Urghan. This video shows the highlights, including the all important scene where Mihli Aliapoh makes her escape by jumping on the flat of the Elvaan general's blade, and then uses his face as a spring board to leap on to architecture. Well played, Ms. Aliapoh.

I think that quest line plus Three Men and a Closet (a.k.a. a good-natured parody of slashy subtext and yaoi fangirls) are probably my favorite quest stories in FFXI.
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
2010-08-01 01:45 pm

Two Tentacle-y Manips

Above Deck & Joyeuse (FFXI, Lion Sea Horror, Lion/Charybdis, Tentacles)
Summary: Lion encounters two notorious Sea Monks, also bonus music.
Content notes: None

More reliant on imagination than anything. )