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I was honored with three! Thery are all excellent and I love them! Two of them were very last minute additions, the last of twhich literally appered in the ten minutes before the collection closed and I'd left work :V

Chosen

Mama Loi Papa Loi - Exuma (Song) (Share wasn't enabled on this one)

-I finally got a fic for Mama Loi, Papa Loi! VICTORY :V And it is cool, too - it is set in London, and it is about a little girl whose parents are dead, but who has a caretaker and a mysterious benefctor uncle...


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First we lift our swords to heaven (1360 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: L'Assasymphonie - Florent Mothe (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Bitterness, Music, Inspired by Music, Treat, Jukebox Fanworks Exchange, Obsession, Female Characters
Summary:

Yas Delit is a composer who enjoys the patronage of the King.

Trouble is, she is a revolutionary at heart.


-This one is all about revolution and political dissent through music. I liked the main character a lot, probably because of her resentment and her efforts to undermine the society she feels shackled to.

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Quest's End

Brun - Garmarna (Song) (share also not on this one... hmmm, interesting! I now have Additional Suspicions...)

-This is a reaaaaaaally interesting take on this song, where not only does the maiden manage to get the better of Brun, the man who was going to murder her as he had several others, but their contest is part of a much longer epic. Her role, if not less passive, exactly, is more premeditated. It has a really great atmosphere, and as much as I love the others, I think this one hist the most of my buttons. I was positively *spoiled* this year, all told - and the collection is full of other excellent stories as well! YOu shoudl go check them out!
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Dear Jukebox Operator:

Thank you very much for writing something for me. I want to say first of all that if you have a strong idea about what you want to write, please feel free to run with it! I have tried to give some general ideas of things that I think might be cool for the stories, but for the most part I'm pretty open to interpretations. I'm okay with any rating, I don't have any real squicks or triggers. I like things that are scary and creepy and straight up horrific, but I also like things that a cute or funny or fluffy (though I'm not sure if any of the songs I picked really lean that way). I don't need happy endings, but I do enjoy them. If you have different ideas though, lemme have 'em! I like character introspection, I like world building, I like plot. I like porn, but I prefer plot to go with it. I don't know if any of these really lend themselves to porn, but if you think differently, lemme have it! Really, go wild! I'm pretty easy to please! Also, I am super into the idea of crossovers between any of the songs I'm requesting - I think some of them could go together pretty interestingly, so if there's an idea that strikes you along those lines please have at.

I am really excited for this fest, possibly more than is rational. I have a longstanding love of folk music and other forms of ballads and song-stories, and I like thinking about what we don't know as much as what we do. The canons we have to work with here are mostly pretty loose, and I'm excited to see where people go with them. I recognize that this is a lot closer to original fic than most fandom-fests, and I appreciate that it can be harder to make things up whole cloth, so really, thank you! Write what you want, what inspires you, and hopefully what is below has some good ideas if you're feeling lost!

It you are a podficer or a podfic team - I'm super excited, as I've never received a podfic for an exchange before! I think writing a story you know is destined for an aural medium is a cool challenge, and I know the recording of a podfic can be pretty challenging itself, so major props for offering! In this case, since the canon is also aural I think it is an especially interesting pairing! I am a big fan of podcasted/podficed short fiction, but I don't know if I can give any specific likes/dislikes /o\

If you are an artist - I actually really enjoy pieces that have more abstract or symbolic elements to them, so if you want to play with themes and atmosphere rather than create something strictly representational from any of the songs I have requested, please feel free! I don't know if that makes things easier or not, but I appreciate you putting your talents to use for me, in whatever medium!

I am requesting Fanfic or Podfic for all requests and fanart for a few (but treats in any media would be a delight).

On to the specifics!

L'Assasymphonie - Florent Mothe (Song) )

Bold Marauder - Sharon Knight (Song) )

Brun - Garmarna (Song) )

The First Kiss (Cuts Deepest) - Zombina and the Skeletones (Song) )

The Green Valley (Puscifer) )

Mama Loi, Papa Loi - Exuma (Song) )

The Oxford Girl - Oysterband (Song) )

Tulip - Jesca Hoop (Song) )

L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - Ennio Morricone (Song) )
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Dear Jukebox Operator:

Thank you very much for writing something for me. I want to say first of all that if you have a strong idea about what you want to write, please feel free to run with it! I have tried to give some general ideas of things that I think might be cool for the stories, but for the most part I'm pretty open to interpretations. I'm okay with any rating, I don't have any real squicks or triggers. I like things that are scary and creepy and straight up horrific, but I also like things that a cute or funny or fluffy (though I'm not sure if any of the songs I picked really lean that way). I don't need happy endings, but I do enjoy them. If you have different ideas though, lemme have 'em! I like character introspection, I like world building, I like plot. I like porn, but I prefer plot to go with it I don't know if any of these really lend themselves to porn, but if you think differently, lemme have it! Really, go wild! I'm pretty easy to please! Also, I am super into the idea of crossovers between any of the songs I'm requesting - I think some of them could go together pretty interestingly, so if there's an idea that strikes you along those lines please have at.

I am really excited for this fest, possibly more than is rational. I have a longstanding love of folk music and other forms of ballads and song-stories, and I like thinking about what we don't know as much as what we do. The canons we have to work with here are mostly pretty loose, and I'm excited to see where people go with them. I recognize that this is a lot closer to original fic than most fandom-fests, and I appreciate that it can be harder to make things up whole cloth, so really, thank you! Write what you want, what inspires you, and hopefully what is below has some good ideas if you're feeling lost!

It you are a podficer or a podfic team - I'm super excited, as this is the first time I've requested podfic for an exchange, and I think the rules this year are really interesting! I think writing a story you know is destined for an aural medium is a cool challenge, and I know the recording of a podfic can be pretty challenging itself, so major props for offering! In this case, since the canon is also aural I think it is an especially interesting pairing! I am a big fan of podcasted/podficed short fiction, but I don't know if I can give any specific likes/dislikes /o\

I am requesting Fanfic or Podfic for all requests (but treats in any media would be a delight).

On to the specifics!

Bold Marauder - Sharon Knight (Song) )

Burn Witch Burn - Ego Likeness (Song) )

Eli - Bosnian Rainbows (Song) )

Mama Loi, Papa Loi - Exuma (Song) )

Murder in the Red Barn - Tom Waits (Song) )

The First Kiss - Zombina and the Skeletones (Song) )

Well Below the Valley - Sharon Knight (Song) )

Where Evil Grows - The Poppy Family (Song) )
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Dear Jukebox Operator:

Thank you very much for writing something for me. I want to say first of all that if you have a strong idea about what you want to write, please feel free to run with it! I have tried to give some general ideas of things that I think might be cool for the stories, but for the most part I'm pretty open to interpretations. I'm okay with any rating, I don't have any real squicks or triggers. I like things that are scary and creepy, but I also like things that a cute or funny or fluffy (though I'm not sure if any of the songs I picked really lean that way). I don't need happy endings, but I do enjoy them. If you have different ideas though, lemme have 'em! I like character introspection, I like world building, I like plot. I like porn, but I prefer plot to go with it I don't know if any of these really lend themselves to porn, but if you think differently, lemme have it! Really, go wild! I'm pretty easy to please!

I am really excited for this fest, possibly more than is rational. I have a longstanding love of folk music and other forms of ballads and song-stories, and I like thinking about what we don't know as much as what we do. The canons we have to work with here are mostly pretty loose, and I'm excited to see where people go with them. I recognize that this is a lot closer to original fic than most fandom-fests, and I appreciate that it can be harder to make things up whole cloth, so really, thank you! Write what you want, what inspires you, and hopefully what is below has some good ideas if you're feeling lost!

If you are an artist - I actually really enjoy pieces that have more abstract or symbolic elements to them, so if you want to play with themes and atmosphere rather than create something strictly representational from any of the songs I have requested, please feel free! I don't know if that makes things easier or not - this is my first time requesting art, so I'm not sure what to say that is very helpful. I appreciate you putting your talents to use for me, in whatever medium!

Tulip - Jesca Hoop (Song) )

Eli - Bosnian Rainbows (Song) )

The Angry River - The Hat featuring S.I. Istwa & Father John Misty (Song) )

Far from Any Road - The Handsome Family (Song) )

Mama Loi, Papa Loi (Exuma) )

Twa Corbies (Song) )

Murder in the Red Barn - Tom Waits (Song) )
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I was going to talk about these more, but then I ran out of energy :( But if anyone would like to know more about any of them, poke me in the comments and I'll answer any questions and so forth!

I write four stories! One one was for a song I had ever heard previously. I did two pinch hits and one treat :)

First - my original assignment!

Song: Fire in the Head by Sharon Knight
Embers Just Waiting for Breath (7306 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Bards, Storytelling, songs, Bechdel Test Pass, Fae & Fairies, Ordeals, Faustian Bargain, Madness, Megaliths, Rituals, Fire, Pilgrimage, Folklore
Summary:

Efa goes to the Giant's Chair
To make a Feyre pact...


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Then two pinch hits! Both were for songs I'd considered treating anyway if I'd had time. I was thinking maybe about drabbles to start with, so both of them turned out pretty short. But I think they were just as long as they needed to be :) Witch Hunt is the only song I already knew.

Song: Ringo by Lorne Green
Sparks (1049 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ringo - Lorne Greene (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Narrator/Ringo
Characters: Ringo, Narrator
Additional Tags: Gunshot Wounds, Western, Bandits & Outlaws, gunfights, Character Death Fix, amateur surgery, Starting Over, Reunions
Summary:

Ringo: A spark of good, a spark of life, and a spark of somethin' else.


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Song: Witch Hunt by Jack Off Jill
Called to the Dance (1015 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Witch Hunt - Jack Off Jill (Song)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Fire, Witches, Witchcraft, Circus, Implied/Referenced Character Death
Summary:

You might have been the best of us, the most powerful.

But you tried to put yourself above us. Above me. You said we were nothing.

You were wrong, but you can save your tears for the flames.


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And finally the treat!

Song: The Wondersmith and his Sons by Astronautilis
The Long Con (2979 words) by Measured_Words
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Wondersmith and His Sons - Astronautalis (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters
Additional Tags: Vampires, Magic, Magical Realism, Family, Dysfunctional Family, Con Artists, Vampire Hunters, Exes, Brothers, Mild torture, Violence, Lies, Restraints
Summary:

All she has to do is find Evan.

That's all.

Maybe.


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And that's all! I really do love this exchange though, and I encourage everyone to check out allll the stories, because they are on the whole very excellent! I can't wait for next year :D

Jukebox!

Jun. 24th, 2014 11:03 pm
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Jukebox is open - it has been for a while, and author reveals are tomorrow I think! This is really one of my favourite exchanges - reading through everything is like reading through a themed anthology, and there are so many really good fascinating stories to get through! I could probably narrow down a top 5 (or 10 >.>) if I tried *really hard*!

I will talk about the things I wrote once reveals go live, but for now I will squee about my story! :D :D :D

The Closer You Get to the Light (3937 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Invisible Light - Scissor Sisters (Song)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Additional Tags: Stalking, Creepy, POV First Person, Unreliable Narrator
Summary:

She is perfect for him.


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I finally got my Invisible Light fic! And it is wonderfully creepy and I love it! It seems like it could be creepy in a very mundane way.... but maybe not. It made me think a little bit of like... Patricia Highsmith meets Neil Gaiman, maybe ^_^ I am super pleased with it!

On top of that, there were several songs that other people got stories for that either I had nominated or requested or both, so I feel like I kind of made out like a bandit just on those alone! And then there are just so many really cool stories based on things I barely knew at all before this... And there are playlists to listen to and a table of songs and lyrics and all sorts of other things that just make it a fantastic experience all around. A++ would recommend to anyone! I think I will try and pimp it harder next year, but we'll see :)
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I thought that would be a good name for a jukebox writer, but now mu brain is providing helpful coin slot entendres, so maybe not. Whatever, I'm going with it!

So, Dear Jukebox Operator:

Thank you very much for writing something for me. I want to say first of all that if you have a strong idea about what you want to write, please feel free to run with it! I have tried to give some general ideas of things that I think might be cool for the stories, but for the most part I'm pretty open to interpretations. I'm okay with any rating, I don't have any real squicks or triggers. I like things that are scary and creepy, but I also like things that a cute or funny or fluffy (though I'm not sure if any of the songs I picked really lean that way). I don't need happy endings, but I do enjoy them. If you have different ideas though, lemme have 'em! I like character introspection, I like world building, I like plot. I like porn, but I prefer plot to go with it. Really, go wild! I'm pretty easy to please!

I am really excited for this fest, possibly more than is rational. I have a longstanding love of folk music and other forms of ballads and song-stories, and I like thinking about what we don't know as much as what we do. The canons we have to work with here are mostly pretty loose, and I'm excited to see where people go with them. I recognize that this is a lot closer to original fic than most fandom-fests, and I appreciate that it can be harder to make things up whole cloth, so really, thank you! Write what you want, what inspires you, and hopefully what is below has some good ideas if you're feeling lost!

7 (Prince and the New Power Generation) )


The Green Valley (Puscifer) )


Invisible Light (Scissor Sisters) )


King Henry (Steeleye Span) )


No Death (Mirel Wagner) )


Mama Loi, Papa Loi (Exuma) )

Thanks so much, author/operator!
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I was really very pleased with this exchange overall, and am very much looking forward to doing it again when it runs (I think this spring?)! My main assignement ran long on me - i realized that this tends ot happen when I use OCs, but I think I kept it pretty well in check! I wound up getting assigned Scarborough Fair for Kaesa, who I know pretty well through Yulechat! I tried to think of a fun magial-realism place to take it, but it wound up in a modern setting, using a (completely made up) Materials Technology conference in Northern England, with a female materials scientist and a genderqueer artist as the lovers in question. There is banter and science (dodgy) and art (probably also dodgy) and four meal-based dates, one for each herb mentioned. I'm pretty pleased with it, overall, and she seemed to liek it a lot as well, so - score!

I also wrote.... a lot... of drabbles. One for Kaesa, for The Decemberists's The Infanta, as sort of a back-up mini fic, one for Nary, for Delta Rae's Bottom of the River because a: <3 and b: I love the song, and one for our mod Morbane (weho I also know pretty well from chat), for Covenant's Bullet because a: she did such a lovely job putting together this awesome exchange and b: Covenant! Someone requested something Industrial? Hells yes I will write that :D

I also write some for people I didn't know, mostly after listening to the playlist I putogether of songs with requests but no offers: for Corder's Close your House Down, and the Rumjack's Bar the Door Casey.

So without further ado...here there be fics! )
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I meant to *officially* squee earlier, but it has been a busy and tiring couple of weeks. So basically I have no real excuse >.>

Anyway, I got *two* stories :D


Stories False and True (1971 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Witch of the Westmorland - Stan Rogers (Song)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Witch of the Westmorland, Knight (Witch of the Westmorland)
Additional Tags: Missing Scenes, Backstory, secrets and lies, Literary References & Allusions, needless puns, dogbreath
Summary:

"Was that your true shape, or is this?" He spoke to fend off the weariness from the long chase, the loss of blood, not from any hope of receiving an honest answer. She was, after all, a witch.



-<333 Ballads! I love this song so much, and my author did a wonderful job giving me... a lot more imnteresting questions, really! There is a possible backstory for the witch, and some very interesting backstory for the knight as well, and there is a lovely theme of uncertainty that runs through the whole thing. Even the knights future fate is an unknown... It balso ties in some other stories and ballads, some of which I recognize (Thomas the Rhymer, Tam Lin) and others I feel like I shoudl but can't *quite* place (the knight's princess >.>). Anyway, read it, it is lovely!


The price you pay (100 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Girl With One Eye - Florence + The Machine (Song)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Mutilation, Love/Hate, Drabble
Summary:

Why did I do it?



-A drabble for meeeee :D I love them in general and I'm happy to have gotten something for this song as well! yay treat! And I do think it is an interesting motivation for the act! So read it, it is pretty short after all ^-^ I have Suspicions about who it is by as well, but we shall see in a few days!

...is it sad that I already have a better idea what I want to nom for this next year than I do for what I want to request for yuletide this year? >.> *points at currently paying song*
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Dear Juke-Box Fest Writer!

Thank you very much for writing something for me. I want to say first of all that if you have a strong idea about what you want to go, please feel free to run with it! I have tried to give some general ideas of things that I think might be cool for the stories, but for the most part I'm pretty open to interpretations. I'm okay with any rating, I don't have any real squicks or triggers. I like things that are scary and creepy, but I also like things that a cute or funny or fluffy (though okay I'm not sure if any of the songs I picked really lean that way). I don't need happy endings, but I do enjoy them. If you have different ideas though, lemme have 'em! I like character introspection, I like world building, I like plot. I like porn, but I prefer plot to go with it. Really, go wild! I'm pretty easy to please!

I am really excited for this fest, possibly more than is rational. I have a longstanding love of folk music and other forms of ballads and song-stories, and I like thinking about what we don't know as much as what we do. The canons we have to work with here are mostly pretty loose, and I'm excited to see where people go with them. I recognize that this is a lot closer to original fic than most fandom-fests, and I appreciate that it can be harder to make things up whole cloth, so really, thank you! Write what you want, what inspires you, and hopefully what is below has some good ideas if you;re feeling lost!

Song requests:
Invisible Light (Scissor Sisters) )

Sister Awake (The Tea Party) )

Mama Loi, Papa Loi (Exuma) )

Witch of the Westmorland (Stan Rogers) )

Rippin Kitten (Golden Boy with Miss Kitten) )

Girl with One Eye (Florence + The Machine) )


I did think of something I thought would be neat, but this is entirely optional. But! If you have inspiration to cross over into multiple songs, I think some of them pair up pretty well - Sister Awake I think has a lot of potential to dip its toes into the stories of other songs (Witch of the Westmorland, maybe? Or Invisivble Light? Or even Mama Loi, Papa Loi?) Or Rippin Kitten and Girl with One Eye? Or whatever *you* think might be cool, if anything, dear author. I promise I am easy to please!

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