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It's that time again. I hope you're all in a festive mood for The X-Files? Since we are getting a late start this year, I have moved back all of the dates to avoid conflicting with Yuletide.

The X-Files Gift Exchange is open to fanfic, podfic, fanart, and fanvids; on the fic side, anything goes—all we ask for is a minimum word count of 750, that kinks are tagged, and warnings included.

1. To SIGN UP, all you need to do is add a comment to this very post containing your request by the 25 of November. No separate posts this year! Everything stays in one place so your mods stay calm and organized.

2. RESPONSES to gift requests are to be posted by January 6, in a separate entry to this community, preferably by your LiveJournal (or validated open id) user name of choice. The entries will go into a moderation queue until the reveal. All entries will be unveiled by the mods at the same time once every participant has a gift.

3. If you don't have or don't want to make a Livejournal, that's not a problem. Just let one of the mods know ahead of time, email it to the xf_santa gmail account. We will format and post the entry for you.

4. Now! To join the exchange, post your request with the following information:

Name: [LJ handle] OR [DW handle] OR [AO3 account] OR [ff.net handle] OR [Tumbler...]
Things I'd like: Please request at least three categories here...but ultimately feel free to add as many things as you'd like at this point. Doesn't mean you'll get them all, but there's no harm in asking, and it ensures you get a great Secret Santa match. If you'd like a specific pairing or character, then speak now or forever hold thy peace. Don't forget to ask for icons or vids too -- we all know the likelihood is low in a small fandom such as this one, but hey. Worth a shot!

Things I wouldn't like: If there's anything you wouldn't like to receive (pairing in a fic, French electropop for your vid, bright-green textures in your icons) then here's the place to mention it. Without character-, pairing-, or kink-bashing, of course.

What I can do: Are you great at a certain genre (gen, het, slash)? Are you the specialist for writing specific character/s or pairing/s? One of the excellent X-Files vidders out there, or an icon-maker with aspirations? One of the folks on Tumblr who brighten every X-Phile's day? As ever, specifics are great so your match brings you tears of happiness instead of, you know, the opposite.

What I can't do: If there's anything you feel you can't do, then please say so here. Same disclaimer as above applies.

Pinch hitter? In the event of someone not being able to complete their gift, are you willing to be a stand-in writer, pod-ficcer, artist, or vidder?

The deadline to sign up is November 25. As we are getting a late start this year, the deadline to default is December 29; with all gifts due in on January 6, that should give us adequate time to organize a pinch hitter. Obviously, the sooner we know you can't do it, the easier that task will be. If the assignment you received is not what you signed up to do, let us know that as soon as possible. We're doing the matching by hand so it shouldn't be an issue.

The X-Files gift exchange for the holidays, signups end November 25.

We're a small fandom, so please advertise this gift exchange anywhere you think would be appropriate.

If you have questions, leave a comment on the first comment below.


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All the letters I can write: X-Files snow globewendelah1 on November 15th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
Comment here to ask your questions.
elis_xfelis_xf on November 24th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
Hey! I'm new to this little project and really quite excited! I've added my comment to the main post but it said it went to your spam (?). I'm totally useless with LJ! Hope you can help.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on November 25th, 2013 03:35 am (UTC)
It's fixed. I have no idea why some people's comments are turning to spam. I unspammed you.
elis_xfelis_xf on November 27th, 2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
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All the letters I can writewendelah1 on November 25th, 2013 08:06 am (UTC)
Yes, you can still sign up. I sent an email to the community saying I'd close sign ups on the 25th. I'll probably close them around 10 pm tonight.
maybe_amanda: xmas_ornamentmaybe_amanda on November 15th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Name: maybe_amanda
E-mail: maybe-underscore-a-at-rocketmail-dot-com

Things I'd like: I'd like fic. I like Mulder. I like Scully. I like Mulder and Scully. But look, we are all busy people living busy lives, so I am not going to tell you WHAT to write. Just write me something. If you can't, vid me something, or draw me something, or something.

Things I wouldn't like: I wouldn't like someone feeling so pressured by my requests that they can't make/write anything. This is for fun!

What I can do: I can write stuff. Usually. I hope. You are most likely to get an Xmas-y M&S thing from me. What shape that will take, I can't say.

What I can't do: Play piano, sing opera, write slash.

Pinch hitter? Maybe?
All the letters I can write: Bring it on!wendelah1 on November 15th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
Name: wendelah1
E-mail: my user name at gmail dot com
Things I'd like: 1. I like fanfic. I prefer genfic and canon pairings. My favorite character is Dana Scully but I love Mulder, too. I have a secret (well, not any more) yen for Dana Scully/Diana Fowley hate sex. Don't worry, I'm not expecting anyone to write me that. I like doomed ships: Mulder/Krycek before Ascension. Diana Fowley and Mulder before she leaves for Europe, or even after she comes back to the FBI. I like character studies for minor characters, what-if AUs, crossovers, gap-fillers, back-stories. 2. This fandom needs more podfic. A podfic of anything I've written would be lovely or of any of my recs at crack_van or anything by my favorite authors. 3. Artwork for any of my stories. A new banner for my current journal or omigod a new personal journal design. 4. I'd be amazed if anyone made me a vid, but sure. Go for it.

Things I wouldn't like: PWP. Character death isn't fun around the holidays. And please do not write me a story where you kill off William's parents in order to reunite him with Mulder and Scully. No kink. No happy (romantic) endings for anyone except Mulder and Scully.

What I can do: I can write fanfic. I can make bad simple icons. I'd say I'm probably a better gen writer than a romance writer, but I write pron when it's right for the story I'm telling. I can write crossovers for any fandom on my fanfic list, and probably some that aren't.

What I can't do: I can't draw, vid or make podfics.

Pinch hitter? Yep, for fic.

Edited at 2015-05-03 06:12 am (UTC)
bugs: 9Minutesbugsfic on November 16th, 2013 06:18 am (UTC)
Home at last, reading...And I realize I had no idea what a secret Santa is -- I have this same problem at work and just don't pull a name from the hat. But I'll sign up and someone can explain later!

Name: bugs
E-mail: bugsfic@gmail.com
Things I'd like: I love graphics stuff; icons, wallpaper, vids, something pretty. Fic is great too, of course. I'm a MSR bug, but LGM make me smile. I did actually like Reyes/Doggett, so they're good too.

Things I wouldn't like: Not a slash reader/viewer myself and although I enjoy a dignified smut biscuit (shut up!) not a kinky kink reader.

What I can do: I'm a MSR writer and folks seem to enjoy my smut. *clearing throat* I guess angst? Humor? Angst and humor in the same story? Smut and angst and humor? I do enjoy challenges, so I feel like I could tackle just about anything. Of course, the end result might not actually be what the requester had in mind, so there is that.

What I can't do: I could write slash, but my heart wouldn't be in it. ;-)

Pinch hitter: Sure.
bugs: Mulderairquotesbugsfic on November 26th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
If you want to go ahead and edit that information in before we email you, that would okay, too. It would make our job that much easier.

After reading other people's posts, I realized that mine sounded pretty vague and nothing is worse than being told when asking someone what they want for Christmas: "Oh, just anything! I'll love it!"

So, more specific on what floats my boat--

Happy bobbin' along: For icons, I'd love some of the minor characters or MOTW, and particularly the LGM. Picspams are always wonderful, whether something angsty or humorous. On fic's framework, I'm less Samantha/cancer arc and more MOTW, little casefile as the backbone, character exploration in a post-ep sort of reader; humor or angst. Although I'm a shipper, I do like to stay in canon, so more S7 and onward for RST. If secksy times makes a writer nervous, for UST, I just love the first "X-files is closed" arc previous to Scully's abduction. I think Sleepless, with Jealous!Scully knowing the Rat's a rat, and whispered meetings under flickering fluorescent lights is simply one of the sexiest episodes in the show.

Sinks it: I'm just not a post-colonization/mytharc/aliens and clones sort of reader. I'm just hoping I'm killed off in the first blast when the End Times comes, so it's just not entertainment for me. :-D
Angela FarrerAngela Farrer on November 16th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, XF_Santa, just ran across this page from Google alerts, and I've posted a link to it on our FB page. Hopefully it'll help get more Philes interested because it looks really fun :)

-Agent Angela from the X-Files Truth podcast

www.facebook.com/XFilesTruthPodcast (http://www.facebook.com/XFilesTruthPodcast)
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on November 19th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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xfdryad: Troyswannxfdryad on November 17th, 2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Name: Dryad on the AO3
E-mail: hekateris at gmail dot com
Things I'd like:

MSR/MS-something - I've been reading so much slash I almost feel ashamed to ask for MSR, but there ya go. I do love MSR, but that doesn't mean you should feel beholden to write it!
Humor/Wit/Snark - please do it! Because I can't. *puppy dog sad face*
Mulder 'n' Scully Against the World...Or At Least the Bureau - Y'could say the whole show is this... I love it in casefile fic, though.
Porn - where everyone wins! I'm good with any variety apart from scat and watersports. And I don't get the ropeplay thing, but maybe you could convince me?
XO - I loves me a good crossover! Except with the Potterverse, because I hate Harry Potter. Sorry.
S/K - I love Scully and Krycek adversarial fic. Their chemistry is just fantastic.
Casefiles - but hey, limited time and all. A snippet-fic would be fine.

Things I wouldn't like:

Angst - I don't mind some angst, but I can't take Mulder crying in the corner because Scully didn't share her bee pollen.
Major Char. Death - not even Skinner. Sorry. I'm just not doing it this year.
Cancerfic - unless it's incidental, I've had enough of cancer. Just too many people in real life, y'know?

What I can do: I can write just about anything! Slash! Porn! UST! Serial Killers! Other! Pre-XF! Post-XF! William! XF Post-M&S (but please don't make me watch S9)(please)

What I can't do: Humor, ffs. :-/ Also, NoRoMo (but seriously, isn't that kind of over with by now...?) Videos, graphics, artwork.

Pinch hitter? - Yup!

Edited at 2013-11-17 03:43 am (UTC)
Audrey: surf's upaud_woman_in on November 18th, 2013 09:02 am (UTC)
Name: Audrey Roget
E-mail: audrey_roget at yahoo dot com

Things I'd like/wouldn't like: Fanfic is my favorite medium, but I'm also always amazed by creative videos and graphics. I enjoy AU, back story and, of course, smuttin' of the MSR variety. I've never really cared for Krycek, but find the other XF "villains" rather interesting.

What I can do: I write fanfic, and I can make icons. Tell me a favorite episode, mood, theme, kink, etc., and I'll try to match it. I'm comfortable writing smut, and I'll give any pairing a try, but Mulder and Scully are my true inspiration ;) If you love music, I could also put together a playlist - though it's unlikely to have much music recorded in the last ten years.

What I can't do: Sadly, I have no skills as a vidder.

Pinch hitter? In the event of someone not being able to complete their gift, are you willing to be a stand-in writer, pod-ficcer, artist, or vidder? Maybe, depending on the medium.
akachankamiakachankami on November 19th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)

Name: akachankami
E-mail: akachankami at gmail dot com
Things I'd like: i like fanfictions! canon pairings only though, something that would fit in the series but not novel lenghty LOL mulder and scully are my favs but i liked doggett and reyes too, it would be awesome to know what happened to them after the series ended
i also love fanarts and fanvids =) and happy endings after the storm

Things I wouldn't like: slash and kink mostly. main characters death and things that would make me cry on my christmas pandoro, comic sans as text font in graphics...

What I can do: i make fanarts mostly. i can draw and i can photoshop, i can gif and i can vid (not full songs usually), i make manips and icons or banners or headers... i think i'm most famous for my chibis LOL

What I can't do: i'm an awful fanfic writer. i don't do slash. i don't even know how to pod fic O.o

Pinch hitter? maybe... fanarts only though, and vids take an awful amount of time so i cannot do it as last minute gift
(Anonymous) on November 20th, 2013 10:35 am (UTC)
Name: bluesamutra
Things I'd like: Mulder & Scully focused fic, MSR good, angst better.
Things I wouldn't like: Umm, I'm not too fussy but no slash please.
What I can do: Fic, MSR, Angst, Smut (blush).
What I can't do: I've never tried but I think any attempt at slash would be a disaster, sorry.
Pinch hitter? Sorry, I really want to take part in Secret Santa but I'm so time poor, one story's my limit this year.
Fish: X-F - Xmas Fishtankbadforthefish on November 21st, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
Name:badforthefish aka Scarlet.

E-mail: badforthefish at yahoo dot co dot uk

Things I'd like: I've been using the same icons for a few years, so I'd love a new set: funny ones, angsty ones, pretty ones... or since I'm planning to buy a new laptop after Xmas, I could do with a pretty Mulder and Scully wallpaper, a nice shot of the two of them from an episode maybe? Or fic, fic works too as long as it's not mushy. I love post apocalyptic stories and I have a clone fetish. Oh and post eps, I love a good post ep. I like MSR but would read anything on other characters. I'm an angst junky. I also enjoy good verbal sparring between our Moose & Squirrel.

Things I wouldn't like: Naked Frohike icons. Anything 'Touchstone' related.
Anything with M&S professing their undying love for each other. Not a big fan of the William arc and S8/S9 in general. Despises Milagro. Don't care for slash or kinks and PWP.

What I can do: I can write a short story. I maybe able to do a dustjacket too if my old Windows laptop does not die on me before Xmas.

What I can't do: Vids, slash, kinks, RPF, not big on smut.

Pinch hitter? probably not, I struggle enough with my own deadlines as it is.

And I'm done editing that post to add stuff to it. :)

Edited at 2013-11-25 10:06 pm (UTC)
peace like the ham in a sandwich: babylon 5 command crewidella on November 21st, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Name: idella
Email: idella [dot] sometimes [at] gmail [dot] com

Things I'd like: Podfic or fic or wallpaper. I like gen and het and slash (f/f and m/m). I don't necessarily ship Mulder and Scully but I do like stories that explore their relationship. Some other pairings I don't ship & do like: Mulder/Fowley, Scully/Fowley, Scully/Skinner, Mulder/Krycek, Scully/Byers. I like Diana Fowley and Teena Mulder and the Lone Gunmen. I like Samantha Mulder. I like bright colours, empty space, and words. I like slice-of-life stories and post-eps and ~angst. I also like happy stories. :)

Things I wouldn't like: Sappy romance, explicit sex, Mulder and Scully with kids (or William), manips, Mulder/Skinner.

What I can do: I can make podfic. I can write Scully/Fowley hate sex. Okay, I can also write Scully/Fowley without the sex. I can probably write something about Scully and Mulder, too. Especially Scully.

What I can't do: I can't make art or graphics or vids.

Pinch hitter? Probably not. Feel free to check though.

Edited at 2013-11-24 01:02 am (UTC)
Dora Solodorasolo on November 22nd, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Name: dorasolo (lj)
E-mail: lisa dot freedman at gmail dot com

Things I'd like: screencaps of anything in seasons 1-7 minus Phoebe Green, Bambi Berenbaum, Det. White, etc., to reblog on tumblr, Scully POV fic, and Mulder/Scully fic. In no particular order.

Things I wouldn't like: video, only because that would require explanations that I'm not really capable of giving even after I don't know HOW MANY YEARS in this fandom about why I'm watching fan-made videos when I could just be watching actual episodes; icons because I barely go on LJ anymore except this comm made me so excite, xf_doge style.

What I can do: I am a writer, and angst is my specialty. I would do anything for love, but I can't write graphic sex scenes.

What I can't do: Write Mulder or Scully calling each other "Dana" or "Fox" unless it is in the context of a full name introduction, acknowledge Diana Fowley's relationship with Mulder, write a good John Doggett.

Pinch hitter? Sure, I can pinch-write!

Edited at 2014-01-06 12:08 am (UTC)
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phantagraephantagrae on November 23rd, 2013 07:33 am (UTC)
I guess I'll sign up...
Name: phantagrae

E-mail: phantagrae at earthlink dot net

Things I'd like: I'm always interested in music videos. I think I asked for a music video 2 years ago, but I don't remember which song I asked for. Since I didn't get my video (Santa lost my address... :( ), I'd happily take that one again. I'll put the song title here again once I look it up.

I am just learning about these podfic things, so maybe I'd like one of those. I love pretty much anything Penumbra has written, so that would be lovely.

I also wouldn't mind a fic--MSR, with or without William, but no angst. I believe in happy endings. :)

Things I wouldn't like: No real angst, no post-apocalypse, no slash (not for Christmas!!!)

What I can do: Probably the only thing I can offer is a fic.
I don't really do smut or slash. I like to write about M&S and M&S with William (at any age, I think, but I always kind of picture him as an 11-yr old boy...)
I usually prefer to try to write about Mulder, I guess.
I might also be able to write some Mrs. Mulder with Mulder.

What I can't do:] I can't do podfics, icons, or videos. I can't really write smut or slash, or mytharc stuff. Or Doggett/Reyes (never could get inside their heads.)
I have very narrow skills...

Pinch hitter? Probably not...I don't want to make any promises beyond giving a gift.

Oh, am I supposed to add tags, or is that only when we post our gift???
Crap, I've forgotten how to do that...

Edited at 2013-11-23 07:38 am (UTC)
MJ: what i likemaidenjedi on November 23rd, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
Name: maidenjedi (on LJ, DW, and AO3)

E-mail: maidenjedi@gmail.com

Things I'd like: Fic. Post-colonization/apocalypse, missing scenes, or pre-XF. Character studies linking to existing plots are great, too. I like MSR but prefer UST. Open to pairings but please no slash (other than Scully/Diana if you're in the mood). Mulder, Scully, CSM, The Lone Gunmen, Diana Fowley, Marita Covarrubias, other minor female characters, Skinner, The Well-Manicured Man. I'm interested in reading crossovers with other FBI universes - specifically the Hannibal mythology or The Americans.

Things I wouldn't like: No slash other than Scully/Diana, please :-) Also no kid-fic that isn't riddled with angst and no happy-go-lucky MSR.

What I can do: Fic. Gen or het, angst, post-col, post-ep, pre-XF, minor characters (except probably Krycek), MSR, Mulder/Diana, Scully/Diana, CSM/Teena, Marita, pre-season 7.

What I can't do: Slash, PWP, post-series happiness. Vids, manips, images or other art.

Pinch hitter? For fic, yes.

Edited at 2013-11-23 10:45 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on November 23rd, 2013 10:59 pm (UTC)
Name: Little Grey Girl aka Dreamscatcher on Haven

E-mail: dreamscatcher@wildmail.com

Things I'd like: MSR fic. Sweet but not too sappy. Case files, post-eps, domestic awkwardness. New or established relationship. Friendship if it’s early years but romance if it’s later. M&S having far too much sex for approaching-middle-age people living in unremarkable houses, snowed in, in the middle of nowhere, with no other form of entertainment or means to keep warm ... Fav eps are Pusher, Memento Mori, Detour & FTF.

Things I wouldn't like: Any pairing other than M&S. D&R could be mentioned at a stretch but not as the focus of the fic. No character death or major angst – especially if it involves William. No angry-sex or M/S torture.

What I can do: Fic. M&S friendship, romance, domesticity. William if you want but likely as side character to the M&S action. Smut but more the gentle kind that straight-out PWP.

What I can't do: Videos – no idea how. Art - unless you want stick figures. My art ability is truly awful! In terms of fic I'm not comfortable with slash, extreme angst or character death.

Pinch hitter: Sure, fine, whatever. Sorry, couldn’t resist! :) 
sharo_8760: duchovnysharo_8760 on November 24th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
Name: sharo_8760
E-mail: sharo_8760@hotmail.com

Things I'd like: MSR. Anything nice and fluffy but not soppy is good. In fics I like that gentle sort of UST and the bit where they're not together just yet. A bit of humor is always good. And moster-of-the-week type fics are great too. I also love a good vid, and have been wanting to see a Foo Fighters video on XF for a while now.

Things I wouldn't like: I'm fine with a bit angsty stuff but it is the season of love and I do need at least some kind of a silver lining.

What I can do: My speciality is short and sweet MSR. Mostly a bit on the gen side (friendship, as FanFiction.net would put it). MSR is mostly what I write, I can include other pairings, too, as long as MSR is the main. I've been wanting to try out making a vid, too, for a while now but don't know where to get the clips (I'm technologically impaired)...

What I can't do: Fics: PWP, anything outrageously canon that would never in a million years happen, unless it's parody. And I can't do art as a Christmas present, it would only be underwhelming.

Pinch hitter? I could see a scenario of writing an emergency fic but am quite busy - you can consider me as the last resort, though.

Edited at 2013-11-24 01:15 am (UTC)
pat_cordy69: MS Caringcordy69 on November 24th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
cordy69' list for Santa little helper
Name: cordy69 http://cordy69.livejournal.com/profile OR http://archiveofourown.org/users/Pat/works


Things I'd like: I love these characters: Mulder, Scully, Skinner, Krycek, Doggett. In a Fic, in Art, in Music or Video, no matter the medium I'd love them in them:)
If Santa was very nice, whatever present I get will be NC-17, it's my favorite rating of all (yep, I am allergic to fades to black, lol).
Also, I loooove Mulder/Scully (not suggested but actually happening, like having a real night together after the haunted house of christmas doom) (option 1), but I am a lover and very inclusive, so if you somehow managed a Skinner/Scully/Mulder or a Krycek/Mulder/Skinner or Doggett or whatever mix inspires you please go for it!!!!!! (option 2)
If the pairing cannot be sexual, then I love the AU concept of de-aging, so a de-aged Mulder, etc... will work marvel as well ♥(option 3)

Things I wouldn't like: No matter the level of angst and drama you want to bring in, please end everything on a good note (not just hopeful) pretty please... I freak out over character deaths and can't cope with separations...

What I can do: I can write about anything you like as long as you do not expect an opus (less than 3-4k is more my speed). I am comfortable with every genres, every level of kink... I could work on Icons and maybe Banners but I cannot do Manips.

What I can't do: Humor, Videos or complex Art.

Pinch hitter? Only if it's drabbles or short fic request as I have not re installed my graphic softwares.

Edited at 2013-11-26 12:58 am (UTC)
memories_childmemories_child on November 24th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Name/LJ: memories_child

E-mail address: thewelshwitch[at]hotmail[dot]com

Things I'd like: I'm still on a colonisation/post-col kick so something to do with that would be amazing. Anything to do with early Mulder (Mulder family, Mulder childhood, etc.) would be great too because I love that character and want more of his back story. Some sort of post-series/pre-IWTB exploration would be great, as would knowing just what happened to Mulder when he was abducted or what he did when he was on the run. AUs are great - so long as the characters are in character - but then I also love vignettes that are much more about character than plot. As far as highest ratings go - I'm happy with a PG or an NC-17. I'm also happy with meta (some of my favourite episodes include: War of The Coprophages, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, Bad Blood, All Things, Per Manum, Closure, Hollywood AD, Pusher, Monday, Arcadia, Sixth Extinction, Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati) or an illustration or two for one or two of my fics. Alternatively, if someone wants to make a fanvid about Mulder dealing with Samantha's disappearance, a fanmix that Scully listened to when she was wondering if Mulder would come back or really cool icons involving CSM and witty phrases I'm happy with that too.  

Things I wouldn't like: Honestly, there's not really that much I don't want. Doggett/Reyes is probably the main one as S8 and S9 are the ones I've watched the least, but if it's done well and forms part of, say, a post-col fic I can live with it. I'm more into het than slash, but again if it's written well and forms part of the larger storyline then go for it.

What I can do: Fic-wise: anything! I've broken myself into writing porn, slash, femslash and mytharc since this time last year and will happily write anything (ok, my Doggett/Kryceck may not turn out that well but I can sure as hell write something about those two). I can do shippery fic, though it's mainly about the angst and the UST than the happy ever after. I'm not adverse to killing characters off, though how many people will want that I'm not sure. I can do sweet, apparently, but I'm sure it's not that often. I have a slight obsession with grown-up William in a post-col world, as well as young Mulder and young Samantha so any chance to write those I'll jump at. I like writing secondary characters and giving them a story.AUs and mytharc I'm more than happy to do, especially col or post-col; I seem to be on an invasion kick at the moment. I can't promise anything huge this year - I've got a lot of work on so I may end up writing a series of linked drabbles (I may also write an epic again, but I can't promise that). In terms of other stuff, I can do meta, could probably do a fanmix, possibly a wallpaper or something, but fic is definitely what I'm best at.

What I absolutely CAN'T do: I can't do vids, as much as I'd like to - I've never tried and don't fancy screwing up someone's Christmas present! I have made icons, but only a few and not in the XF fandom so I'd rather not make icons. Doggett/Reyes is a pairing I can't write because I don't know enough about the characters, and storylines based on single eps from S8 and 9 are probably a no go as well (not including MSR, col or post-col in this, obviously).

Pinch hitter? Not this year I'm afraid. As much as I'd love to just doing this is going to be stretching it. I can probably beta, though email me first to check.
elis_xfelis_xf on November 24th, 2013 09:30 pm (UTC)
Name: elis_xf
E-mail: eleryra at gmail dot com

Things I'd like: Fic, fic and more fic :) I live for good old fashioned MSR, and I'm a sucker for angst/separation fic.

Things I wouldn't like: Not much of a kink or slash reader, I must say.

What I can do: I can write MSR, I guess I can throw in a tiny little case file, I have tendencies towards angsty stuff but I can also write a very soppy christmas super sweet biscuit-fic if you wish!

What I can't do: I can't do vids or icons i'm afraid. So I would just stick to fics. I can't do slash and I'm afraid my smut would just be ridiculously cheesy.

Pinch hitter? Maybe :)
Sophie Browneasyqueenie on November 24th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Name: easyqueenie (that name works on Twiiter/ff.net & AO3)

E-mail: emappeal at hotmail dot com

Things I'd like: I'm a fanfic junkie so I'd prefer fic or fanart; 99.9% of what I love is MSR. Don't care about the rating, anything from PG - NC-17 is fine by me but I love a good plot. If I'm reading NC-17 I tend towards BDSM kinks but I've dreamed of a Scully-in-a-chastity-belt fic for a few years now if anyone's up for that! I love Doggett/Reyes too and am a fan of all nine seasons. I like my fics set in S6/7 and I'm a nitpicker for the canon and mytharc.

Things I wouldn't like: Slash, I just don't enjoy it that much. William arc, stuff set around IWTB and MSR in S1/2 are fics I generally avoid. Also I don't really go for pre-XF "oh M&S happened to know each other in college/high school" type fics. I hate Diana Fowley!

What I can do: I'm a fic writer and fanvid maker but with the latter I'm SLOOOW! I write mainly fluff but I'm really trying to move into more angst so I'd love to work at something that mixes the two.

What I can't do: Fan art, podfic and writing my own NC-17 material!

Pinch hitter? Sorry, not this time.
zinnia03: Christmaszinnia03 on November 25th, 2013 12:36 am (UTC)
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Name: zinnia03[LJ handle] (pen name is ML)
E-mail: msnsc21[at]yahoo[dot]com
Things I'd like: Mulder & Scully missing scene from any ep, any season, or either of the movies, or an original story/scene. The Lone Gunmen ditto (they aren't dead, I tell you!). A XF/Fringe crossover with any of the characters, any of the universes. Could be fic, could be a vid, could be icons. Fic would be my first choice.

Things I wouldn't like: As pairings go, I don't want Mulder or Scully paired with anyone else, thank you.

What I can do: I write fic. I've written gen, het, light romance (better at UST than RST or PWP). I love to write The Gunmen, and I like taking a secondary character or occasional character and writing from their POV (I've done Well-Manucured Man, CSM, Skinner. Would like to try my hand at Diana Fowley or Reyes). I am happy to write any character desired, though there are some pairings that I don't think I'd do justice to.

What I can't do: I don't know how to do vids or any of the fancy Photoshop stuff. I have never written slash and don't think I could do it convincingly. I don't write very dark stuff (character death unless canon, heavy violence or torture, etc. is right out).

Pinch hitter? I can try...
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pukajen: xf_M&S prezziespukajen on November 25th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Name: pukajen same on DW and AO3
E-mail: id ea que stio ns AT hotmail DO T co m

Things I'd like: First of MSR all the way. Nothing too depressing as I prefer my holiday angst to be as low as possible. :D
Fic or icons are great. Any season, either movie. Less said about William the better, but his creation... Any rating is fine, though the higher the happier I usually am.

A fanmix of music would be good too. I like most types of music with leanings towards artists like Mumford and Sons, Sia, Arcade Fire, Jet, U2, Sarah McLachlan, Foo Fighters, Lily Allen, erm and tons of others I just can't think of right now. (see the next section for what I don't)

Things I wouldn't like: For fic, as long as it's MSR and not ending up with one or the other dead or separated for the rest of their (un)natural lives, I'm good.

For icons, I don't really like animation or blinking. A nicely done jpg rather than a gif is more my style.

For a fanmix, I'm not into country or most rap (though there are some songs and artists I love), nor artists like Justin Beieber or Miley Cirus. (not even sure I can spell their names. )

What I can do: I'm pretty much a on fic pony. I'll write and rating of MSR or gen fic out there.

What I can't do: Pretty much everything else. I'll be traveling over the holidays, so I'll only have my tablet and eventually my netbook (yeah power cord left behind last month) so writing is all I'll be able to do.

Pinch hitter? If it's for fic, sure!
(Anonymous) on November 26th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
Name: kds
E-mail: kenat_ferrer (@hotmail.com)
Things I'd like: 1. I like fanfic.
I want a Scully centric story from her pov and with a lot of angst, I would like to see what happen if she makes a huge error on her job and then she has to face the consequences. I want Mulder to be by her side on the fic :)

Things I don't like: S/O or M/O I just want something with M/S, I dont care if it is MSR or UST :)

What I can do: I can make collages with pictures from any episode or characters :)

What I can't do: I dont know how to do a vid or draw something

Pinch hitter? Yes if I can do anything that helps how can I say no if it is for XMAS???
(Anonymous) on November 26th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Things I'd like: 2.-A post-series fic with Mulder and Scully on the run from the FBI
3.-A fic located in Mexico with Mulder and Scully workin in collaboration with mexican police

What I can do: Also I can make book-covers(for fanfics) and screen wallpapers
heavenlyblack: CSM heavenlyblack on November 26th, 2013 06:07 am (UTC)
Name: heavenlyblack

E-mail: theonethatcomesinpeace@hotmail.com

Things I'd like: I absolutely love slash. CSM/Krycek, Skinner/Mulder, Skinner/Doggett, , even Mulder/Krycek so long as it’s dark and not all lovey dovey. Character pieces on CSM, Krycek, and Skinner would be nice, especially if you could work some romance or sex into them. Het wise I love Doggett/Scully, Skinner/Scully, and CSM/Scully. Smut would be nice, but a good mind fuck is always a interesting read. Anything kinky would be a bonus.

Things I wouldn't like: No Mulder/Scully please. Nothing too cute or cheery. Nothing with William.

What I can do: Fic. Slash. I’m good at smut with a story, but I am open to pretty much anything especially rare pairings.

What I can't do: While I have no problem writing a romantic story, I can’t do a sexual Mulder/Scully. Preferably not Doggett/Reyes either.

Pinch hitter? Possibly. Depends on how much time I’m given.
szgreyszgrey on November 26th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
Name: szgrey (LJ); keepingtrackoflosttime (tumblr)
E-mail: voluminousouterwear@gmail.com

Things I'd like: Fic or art would be lovely. In fic, I love Mulder and Scully, but I also love getting new perspectives on characters I don't know well, especially the ones with obscure origins and motivations. I like seeing M&S at work, especially through the eyes of strangers; I very much enjoy a good casefile; I like post-eps and missing scenes that illuminate their relationship. On that note I'm interested in all kinds of relationships, platonic as well as romantic; I'm generally aboard the canon ship MSR but I'm a polyshipper at heart, and I enjoy the occasional cruise on the usually-doomed ship M/K. Lately I'm feeling interested in post-col as well. As for art, I don't even know what to ask for- I like all sorts of things. If you're thinking of making me something and want clearer guidelines than that, I guess you could check out the fanart tag on my tumblr.

Things I wouldn't like: No severe angst please, and I'm not much for PWPs. And first-person narration usually only works for me if it's not the voice of a character I know well.

What I can do: Write. I'm an academic, so if anyone's yearning for a seminar paper- no? Fiction, then. :) I like exploring the possibilities of what we don't see on screen- missing scenes, minor characters' perspectives, and especially divergent timelines and what-ifs. Introspective character study type fics are probably what I'm best at, and the characters I'm most interested in at present are Mulder, Scully, and Krycek. I'm more gen than not, more UST than RST, and more for uncertainty/ambiguity than clear resolution.
I've never attempted podficcing, but it's a thing I'd be willing to try. I also wouldn't mind making some icons with the primitive tools at my disposal (google docs and preview).

What I can't do: My artistic abilities are minimal, and I can't make vids or use Photoshop. I'm not inclined to write sex or fluffy domesticity, and I doubt I could manage comedy. I've no objection to writing any of the characters, but I feel considerably less confident with Skinner, CSM, the Lone Gunmen, Doggett, and Reyes. I'm a polyshipper but I rarely put romantic relationships in the foreground of my stories, so while I'm not averse to the idea, I'm also probably not very good at it. It's also highly unlikely that I'll manage anything that's long or particularly complex plot-wise.

Pinch hitter? Doubtful, but check in and see if the need arises, and I'll let you know within a day if I can do it.

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estella_cestella_c on November 27th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
Very, very late but they said okay and anyhow I was out of town at a memorial service. No irksomeness.

I'd appreciate anything as I really can't do anything. I only acknowledge the Mulder/Scully pairing as I am old and set in my ways. I LOVE comedy. UST, as domestic scenes are wearisome unless MaybeAmanda does them. Got a thing for Krycek, I know he's a bastard Wen, don't interrupt, and although I adore the Gunmen and don't want any of them sleeping with Scully. Pictures or icons would be nice. I enjoy vids. Or a podfic, which doesn't sound like it would be much trouble. (What IS a podfic. Maybe I could do one.)

The thing is that all I can do is write, and I only write nonfiction, so you're taking a chance on me although I believe I could manage a vignette. Probably a jokey one. It's Christmas. Yes, I would probably do that. I love Christmas. It would not be sappy or overtly sexual; not in me. I rather pity the person who draws me, frankly, but this is on a dare.

Maybe I could just send a nice bundt cake.