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Ack! Because, well, I'm Friends-Only, I should write a letter to my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Santa.

So... here it is!

Hi, Mr./Miss/Other-Title [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Santa! *waves in what she hopes is a cheerful manner*

Dear [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Santa,

First of all, thank you for accepting the daunting challenge of [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, and while I know that the assignments are somewhat randomly generated (or something), I realize that my fandoms, and my requests, might be a bit outside of the mainstream.

The most important thing about writing my assignments? Don't force anything! If you're not routinely a slash writer, it might be incredibly weird to be faced with a number of slash requests. I love a good story -- slash is more like the cherry on top, if you will. I'll be happy with anything that you're willing to write for me, to be honest. I've never participated in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide before, but whenever someone has written a fic for me, I've been pleased with the results. I really hope that you'll be able to write slash for me, but again, if the story flows more naturally without the slash, forego it. ;)

If you need any further clarification, feel free to leave a comment on this entry -- I have no idea how to figure out IP addresses, so leaving an anonymous comment should be fine? I hope?

Sincerely,
[livejournal.com profile] leaper182

P.S. To those on my friends list or anyone wishing to contact me, please don't reply to this post unless you are my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide Santa. It'll help me keep things straight. If there is anyone hoping to talk to me, and you aren't on my friends list, feel free to email me.

Date: 2006-11-05 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I really hope you can't track me from this, I don't want to blow it for you but I could really use some more plot details. I got the general idea of angst from all the requests, but let's just say that I only really know one of the fandoms and there's not a whole lot to go on. If there's anything in particular you want, I'd love to know, if not, I really hope you'll be okay with whatever I come up with (it probably will be slashy unless its your het fandom, in which case it won't be *g*). This is my first Yuletide too. Thanks.

Date: 2006-11-05 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaper182.livejournal.com
*eyes light up*

SANTA PERSON! *waves energetically*

I know just about computers to potentially hurt myself with my own desktop dealy, so I have no idea who you are. But hi!

Um, would it help if I gave you ideas for all four fandoms, and then you can focus on the fandom you're familiar with? Or would it be okay to just focus on the one fandom? *blink*

Shrek is the only het fandom, but I'm a slash fan, so I will love any slash that you can offer. :D

Eep! I'm at work at the moment, and it's getting busy, so if it's all right, I can edit this post and include more details for you. :)

Date: 2006-11-06 04:04 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ideas for all four fandoms would be wonderful. I think I know which one I'm going to do, but something else might grab me. I really hope I can do something you like. Thanks.

Okay, let's see how well this goes...

Date: 2006-11-07 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaper182.livejournal.com
(For the sake of space, I'll try to do these in separate comments, because my computer is acting wonky. *sad*)

IDEA 1: Quantum Leap/A-Team Crossover

Okay, now there's a number of ways to go with this one. Hopefully, something in this comment will strike the muse. :)

* There are a number of episodes that have Sam Leaping directly into the Vietnam War era. He Leaped into a fellow in his older brother's unit, and I believe in others, it was happening during Vietnam. Now, considering that the A-Team were an elite group in 'Nam, it would make sense that Sam could Leap in.

* Part of the A-Team canon (or it could be fanon) is that the group had been held for a time in a POW camp. If not the entire group, at least Murdock, because there are a number of fanfics where part of the reason that Murdock's as unbalanced as he is is because he was in a POW camp for some time. In the same episode where Sam Leaped into his brother's unit, their original objective had been to save POWs that were being transferred, but that mission wasn't accomplished since Sam wanted to save his brother. You can write about Al meeting Murdock in the POW camp, or even have Sam Leap into another prisoner being held there, and watch the interaction.

* Part of QL canon is that small children and insane people can see Sam and Al for who they are -- Sam once Leaped into an insane asylum, and when he had received electroshock therapy, and was unable to teach one of the people there how to read, it fell on Al to teach him. Needless to say, if Sam were to Leap in at any time during Murdock's life, Murdock could see him (and Al). This can be especially interesting if Murdock and Al met in the POW camp and remembered each other.

* Sam could Leap in during an A-Team's mission during the 1980s, which is when the A-Team is set. Having him Leap in as Face would be interesting, because it would draw on Sam's ability to con people out of things, which would set up a nice quandary for him. If the story included Face/Murdock, that would make things even more complicated, as it's understood that Sam has Leaped into women, but never had to deal with the mechanics of sex while female. :D

Furthermore, the mission that Sam could Leap into could have Sam making a choice between saving one person or the whole Team. I only really remember watching the first two seasons of the A-Team recently, so any episodes after they've been captured by Stockwell are going to be fuzzy for me. Sorry! :(

* In terms of adding angst in this scenario, hurt/comfort works wonders -- there's no telling how many times one of the Team has gotten hurt, and they have to patch themselves and each other up.

Another angle to go is if Face/Murdock were to happen, and Sam ends up having to deal with the relationship. There is only one episode where it seems like Sam has Leaped into a gay man, but there was nothing remotely romantic about it -- his objective was to save a fellow student that had been drummed out because he was gay from killing himself. There was tension between Sam and Al because Sam felt that it didn't matter that the guy he had Leaped into might or might not be gay, while Al was firmly against the idea of gays in the military. So, not only would there be tension between Sam and Murdock because Sam isn't Face (and Hannibal and BA seem to think he is), but there's also what Al would say when he puts his two cents in about the situation.

* Murdock could also worry if he's taken a turn for the worse, just because he's the only one who can see Sam and Al for who they are. Murdock's functional, and there's times when it seems like Murdock is faking being crazy in order to stay in the VA hospital, but at the same time, if he really *were* nuts, I have a feeling seeing Sam replace his friend and not being taken seriously by the rest of the group would really do a number on him.

Um, and I'm not really sure of what else I can offer for this one. I'd love to see Face/Murdock and possibly Sam/Al (if either strikes your fancy), and it would be neat to have Murdock interacting with Al, especially if they remembered each other from 'Nam.

But yeah. Argh! Will try to get to the other three requests later. *facepaw*
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Date: 2006-11-16 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leaper182.livejournal.com
Ten years ago? From 1996? I was not in L&O during that time. I came on the scene around 2002-2003. I am not a fan of bulletin boards, and would most likely not go on one unless there were no other option. I have been Leaper 182, and will remain so to reduce confusion.

Also, I specifically asked anyone who wanted to contact me to email me, instead of replying to this post. I'm fairly sure I'm sounding a bit rude, but I got a bit irritated when I saw that you had replied to this post instead of another post.

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