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Hello anonymous Ladystucker, we meet once again.

I'm glad you're here! Here's the game plan: I'll start off with my general likes and dislikes and then go through each prompt. Some of these likes and dislikes will apply to some prompts more than others.

LIKES:
-A good dose of hilarity
-Wacky, silly AUs
-Elaborate, intricate world building (art version: really detailed backgrounds that make me want to dive into the picture and explore)
-Introspection
-Ladies hangin out and having a good time
-Ladies hangin out and having a terrible time with a lot of meta angst and ham-fisted dialogue (aka: daytime soap opera. art version: things that look like bad romance novel covers)

I pretty much like everything! I don't have a single trigger or filter, so if you think gore horror porn would really fit a certain prompt go right ahead.

DISLIKES:
-Cherubs (No Calliope or Calliborn, please! I'm sorry!)
-Gamzee, fuck that guy
-Songfic

Onto the prompts!

JADE/VRISKA HEAVY METAL BAND AU

These two don't have to be in a relationship (they can be best buds if you feel like it would work better) but I really want to see them shreddin' six strings and tearing shit up on the concert circuit (or in their mom's basement, if they're trying to make it big). Does Vriska do screamo? Does Jade play electric flute or bass guitar? Are they really into viking imagery? Are they like Gwar? Are Vriska and Jade a famous power metal duo in the 80s with legendary manes that cascade down their backs in a shimmer of body glitter? Pretty much everything is up to you! Here's a list of heavy metal types for your perusal.

JADE SOLO ADVENTURE
Jade has a sidequest on her planet! The more elaborate the sidequest, the better (Does she have to explore an ancient temple buried underneath the volcano?  Does she have to do a fetch quest involving three gems scattered at different shrines around her world?) I want this to be an action/adventure piece, mainly. I would strongly prefer it if Dave, Karkat, and John were not involved AT ALL in the work (if she's to talk to anyone, let it be Rose or Kanaya! Or another cool lady). I'd like this to be canon compliant, so either set it during the game before/after Dave and her went frog hunting, or post-game while she's on the battleship.

ANYONE, CLOTHING PORN
Kind of a weird prompt, but I want a piece where one or multiple of the Homestuck ladies looks HOT. Not like, pornographic hot, but "well put together" hot. Think Esther Quek. Really well tailored, really sure of themselves, etc etc. Doesn't have to all be pantsuits either, it could be Rose Lalonde wandering around in perfect flowing black dresses for all I care. You can pick any of the ladies for this, and can have any relationship you want (I have no particular ladyship notps or otps so you have full creative freedom!) As far as plot goes, if you're doing a fic/comic, feel free to pick anything from Roxy dominating the IT department at a huge company in a pristine wardrobe to Feferi decorating herself in preparation for her coronation as empress.

VRISKA/TEREZI RELIGION AU
This is it, this is the hardest prompt I could think of. Godspeed to you if you fill this.

I want Vriska and Terezi to be Really. Into. a religion. And then they fall in love but, oh no! They cannot be in love because their duties/religion/whatever forbid it! Whatever religion/era you choose is up to you (tread lightly though, don't pick a scenario that would stomp all over someone's legitimate beliefs). Are they middle aged Lutheran grandmas who compete for the best jello salads? Are they Sea Org officers in Scientology? Are they nuns in the 1600s who have secret lesbian sex? Are they eighth graders out to make the BEST coven ever? Are they staunchly atheist lady-neckbeard redditors (shh, it counts)?

FINAL WORDS

Thanks for taking the time to write/draw/whatever for me! I will definitely appreciate whatever you make, as long as you put your heart into it! I will probably not be on alert the day Ladystuck works become live, so don't fret if I don't comment right away.

See you in January,
oxfordroulette


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Hello anonymous writer, my old friend, it's a pleasure to see you once again this year.

This is really long and I'm sorry. I just have a lot of feelings about my requests.

My letter will follow as such:

-A introductory summary of prompts and how they fit in with this letter
-Dislikes
-Prompt details for your perusal
-Final thoughts.

Introduction
I have a few points to address with the briefness of the prompts and the length of this letter.

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST:
The following letter assumes that there will be some kind of fic/story/comic written for the prompt, so you don't have to pay attention to anything I request besides what's already in the sign-up itself IF you are doing only a single piece of artwork. However, feel free to read through the elaboration I provide anyway if you desire any inspiration.

IF YOU ARE WRITING A FIC/A COMIC/SOME OTHER STORY TELLING VEHICLE:
I am really only requesting, at the most basic level, something that follows what is written in the sign-up form itself. There's a whole ton of bonus details that I think would be cool if you could work in for each different prompt, but you really don't have to. The elements which will follow this section are all up to you. If you interpreted the initial prompt in a different way than what I suggest and you think it will be really awesome: go for it. The number one thing that I would like to see is a fanwork you put effort into and were enthusiastic about, and that is far more important than any detail I provide.

However, even if you think you've got your idea down pat and are ready to rock, you should read through my prompt descriptions anyways, just in case if something in particular adds some inspiration to your mix. And besides, I'm rather keen on my suggestions and want other people to read them!

Dislikes
I'm only putting my dislikes here because I pretty much like everything (from gore to horror to angst to fluff to character study to action to...) and AO3's signup filtering should do most of the job for me if there is anything I'm iffy about. However, here are two things I would not like to see in your gifts.

-Songfic
-Caliborn/Calliope

Apologies if you are the biggest cherub fan in the world, there are just very, very few ways I like seeing them written or alluded to. Hopefully there wont be any problems, but if you need some kind of omnipresent villain and/or deity I am a.ok with mentions of Lady/Lord English. Just not their younger versions.

Literally any other characters in Homestuck are great with me. Also literally any relationship. And no relationships are great too. I also have no triggers so you have a great amount of freedom with your work.

Prompts
Terezi Pyrope - Fantasy AU


First off, and this part is required, Terezi Pyrope has to be confident in this AU. I've been missing the full-of-herself preteen iteration of her character so hard, and I need that part of her in my life once again. (That isn't to say she can't have any issues in the fic, just... she shouldn't have the same problems she has now in the comic, if that makes sense.)

Onto the fantasy part. What I had in mind for this fic was just a big heaping gob of worldbuilding. Just a big heaping steaming lump of high fantasy or sword & sorcery. From a Western perspective, this might mean a ton of castles, dragons, and sword battles, but I encourage you to branch out if you've got a different idea (perhaps a fic setting inspired by one of the tales in the Nihonshyoki) and are aware of other mythologies and genres.

No matter what kind of setting you pick, there should be plenty of elements that are a staple of the genre. Some examples that come to my mind right away are-- a blind and mysterious circle of immortal prophets, a dusty library filled with magical tomes, a statue to The Ancient Dragon recently dishonored by rebellious graffiti, a harp that causes the person playing it to go crazy, etc etc. Keep it creative, exciting, and riveting.

Now this is Ladystuck, not D&Dstuck, so I'd like to see a lot of interaction with this world by Terezi. If you're into long fanworks, you could send her on an epic quest. She could grow as a person, save the world, or simply manage to fix a justice system clerical error. If you want to do something short, give a snapshot of this place, imply the shit out of the mechanics of this world, and focus on how Terezi fits into the setting and how it makes her feel.

Also, I realize this sounds like Terezi HAS to go on this great adventure and do all these battles and walk away from explosions slowly in the wrong direction, but if you notice I did not check off the action/adventure genre box. You can make this whatever you want, intrigue (Terezi must interrogate the naga ambassador at the royal banquet?), horror (Terezi wandering through the Necropolis?), romance (Terezi seduces the dashing Rouge of Hearts in the Pantheon of the Octopi?), whatever you want.

Whew, that was long. What's the next prompt?

Aradia Megido - Speakeasy AU


This prompt requires a little background information. I'm not sure how often you, dear author, get out and about, so I will explain the concept of a modern speakeasy. A traditional speakeasy is a concept from prohibition-era USA, where patrons would have to go to secret bars and whisper passwords and all that nonsense to get a drink. This practice continues today in the modern speakeasy, despite the lack of need to do this anymore. It's just kind of fun to sneak into a cave through a tailor shop and hang out with your friends.  For examples of some pretty easy to find ones in NYC, check out this article ->[link].

There are also some seriously elite and secret speakeasys out there (theoretically) with some really rich or famous or powerful or weird patrons. What I want for this fanwork is for Aradia to be the bartender of a very modern, very elite, and very mysterious speakeasy.

I would like to see the intrigue hyped up to 1000. I want to see all these patrons with their secrecy and hiding and possible weirdness telling drunken stories to the bartender,  and Aradia, always curious, getting those stories out of them. The patrons who are featured in this fic should be female characters, or at least mostly female, and if you want Aradia to have a relationship with any particular patron-- go for it.

This does not have to be humanstuck, you can set it on Prospit or Alternia or fucking Jupiter if you want to.

Note for artists: This is probably hard to draw an image of, so if you want to make the bar 20's themed or make it have some other kind of theme to make it visually appealing-- go for it.

Rose Lalonde and Terezi Pyrope - Canon Divergence AU

The only thing that should be really different about this AU is that Terezi and Rose have more time on their hands and they can't leave LoLaR (perhaps there is a glitch over the portal and they can't go through?).

The basic premise is as follows: Rose Lalonde and Terezi Pyrope go on an adventure to learn to play the rain. Perhaps Rose is bored and drags Terezi across her planet, or Terezi wants to get her mind off things, or she wants to practice being unable to see again before she goes clown hunting. Whatever the cause is, the two attempt to complete Rose's quest and learn something about themselves or each other over the course of their adventure.

It is up to you what kind of quest Rose has to complete in order to play the rain, as well as how she plays the rain, but I think it would be cool if it involved some team-building exercises. Yay for friendship! I'd like to see the quest described in the fic, since I do enjoy a good adventure.

You do NOT have to make this canon compliant-- Terezi and Rose can grow in ways that don't fit where they are in the comic right now. And while this should be a friendship fanwork first and foremost, please feel free to add another genre (violence, angst, horror, humor, politics, whatever) if the need suits you.

No romance please. Just two ladies hanging out and perhaps becoming friends.

Final Thoughts
I would like to extend a big warm thank you for your willingness to write for me. I can't wait to read your story/look at your beautiful artwork.

I also might not be around on the date the stories are revealed, so do not fret if I do not comment on your assuredly wonderful fanwork immediately!

Thank you,
oxfordRoulette

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Hello, you fabulous creature, you. What follows is some basic info, in case if you want more information for filling out your prompts.

I am going to copypasta a brief chunklet from my Dear Yuletide Goat for basic information about my general interests.

Likes:
-FANFIC/SEQUENTIAL ART ONLY: Metaphorical and introspective character growth (but with plot)
-FANFIC/SEQUENTIAL ART ONLY: Stories with lots of symbolism and rich language
-ALL: Competent characters
-ALL: Wit (for fanfic: either in dialogue or description)
-FANFIC/SEQUENTIAL ART: Dark stories with a "redemption" moment in the end. ART: Dark pieces with some sort of hope imbued in them.
-ALL: Humor and fluff
-ALL: Crack
-ALL: Really sad, heartbreaking shit that makes you want to curl up and cry to yourself
-ALL: Hurt/comfort

Dislikes:
-ALL: Shoddily-done crack
-FANFIC ONLY: Song fic. Sequential song art I am aok with!
-FANFIC ONLY: Trippy-ass shit with no plot (the homestuck fandom is especially prone to making nonsensical 8,000 page abstract essays that read like the author is slamming their head on the keyboard while overdosing on PCP)

I don't care if it's pornographic or violent or horror or whatever. Hell, you can give me a story/pic/comic about tentacle dick amputees fucking if it fits the prompt. Actually, if you manage to do that in a serious context I think the entire fandom would shit their pants with the sheer impressiveness factor.

My requests all deal with a vague suggestion as to where to go with the story/art, and that's about it. I'm not particularly inclined to elaborate on the prompts, you are free to go with even the most bare-bones implication you glean from my suggestions. FOR ARTISTS: This especially goes for you too if you do not want to do a comic or something similar. For example, you can just draw a picture of Rose and Kanaya in a car drivin' around, or Porrim and Arenea making out (for the respective prompts, of course). As many feels (good, bad, happy, sad, whatever) you can put in the pic, the better.

Frankly, even if you write this while snorting the lemon scented stuff under the sink, I will love this gift even with my cold, icy heart. Thank you so much for writing and/or art-ing for me!

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