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We just got our first default! Which means it's now time to find a pinch hitter!

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Request 1 by betony
Fandom: 梁山伯與祝英台 | The Butterfly Lovers (Chinese Folklore)


14 Feb 2016
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Zhu Yingtai (The Butterfly Lovers) Liang Shanbo (The Butterfly Lovers)

Summary

To put it briefly: It's Sungkyunkwan Scandal meets Romeo and Juliet! But moreover, it's so delightfully trope-y: Oh, you want your heroines geeky and determined? Check. You like your heroes hilariously dense, to the point where they don't realize their best bro is definitely a girl crushing on him despite her anvil-sized hints? We can do that too. You want hilarious cross-dressing hijinks to obtain a traditionally male eduction? Yeah, that's there too. And then it all ends in horrible tragedy. (Whoops.)
But seriously, though, I love so much about this story--that the heroine's original goal is to study and learn, that she, not the hero, is the aggressor in the romance, that you can write comedy and tragedy about the characters and still have it remain true to the characters. So expanding on any part of the story would be awesome!

(OPTIONAL) Dear Author Letter Url! http://betony.dreamwidth.org/6749.html



Request 2 by betony
Fandom: The Iliad - Homer


14 Feb 2016
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Hector (The Iliad) Ἀνδρομάχη | Andromache (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)

Summary

I love Andromache, and her relationship with Hektor, but also those glimmers of further characterization: her giving tactical advice to Hektor, Hektor's later mention of her as specifically tending to his horses out of love to them, her being the only sister of a houseful of brothers. While I love the way people give a more traditional Andromache so much strength, I'm equally fascinated by the possibility of a horse-mad, military-minded Theban princess that no one in Troy, except possibly Hektor, knows what to do with; or, what if Andromache didn't follow Hektor's advice to leave the war to the men quite as completely as we imagine? My only particular request with these two is that I'd love to see something pre-canon, rather than the terrible misery that awaits them- heck, I'd love to see light-hearted with them; there's no rule saying Hektor, Tamer of Horses, can't have a sense of humor:)

(OPTIONAL) Dear Author Letter Url! http://betony.dreamwidth.org/6749.html



Request 3 by betony
Fandom: The Odyssey - Homer


14 Feb 2016
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Ὀδυσσεύς | Odysseus (Hellenistic Religion & Lore) Πηνελόπη | Penelope (Hellenistic Religion & Lore)

Summary

I love Odysseus and Penelope together, outwitting each other and everyone else around them, so: tell me about their courtship, one outwitting the other, or even Telegony fix-it fic (because honestly, I can't help but find that a terribly disappointing end for these two). I am always a fan of humor/banter/snark! Political intrigue is also something I find fascinating, as well as couples who are extraordinarily competent at ruling/manipulating/getting stuff done, so exploring that would be wonderful, too, if that is your thing! .

(OPTIONAL) Dear Author Letter Url! http://betony.dreamwidth.org/6749.html



Request 4 by betony
Fandom: Robin Hood (Traditional)

14 Feb 2016
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Maid Marian Robin of Locksley Prioress of Kirklees (Robin Hood's Grave)

Summary

I don't know what it is about these legends, but I love them, every one--all the cheeky (or not so cheeky) Robins and lion-hearted Marians (though I confess to a soft spot for noblewoman secretly helping the outlaws! Marian rather than out-and-out Merry Man! Marian). But truly, anything you wish to write about these two would be much appreciated!
An alternate prompt: the Abbess of Kirklees: just what is her deal? She's supposed to be Robin's kinswoman, but just how did she come to loathe him that much?

(OPTIONAL) Dear Author Letter Url! http://betony.dreamwidth.org/6749.html



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