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underneath the marula tree (4398 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Queen/Knight
Characters: Queen, Knight - Character, Princess
Additional Tags: Falling In Love, Worldbuilding
Summary:

When a neighboring queen challenges Thandiwe for her border mines, she must find a champion to fight for her.

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So, the WTA Year-End Championships are this week. It's the top 8 women (well, Li Na should be there, but she retired, so she's not competing), all battling it out for the title.

But first, they had the draw - which entailed gorgeous dresses, some fabulous shoes, and quite a few selfies. And the pictures are GLORIOUS. I am not okay, guys. I am sitting here grinning so widely, you don't even know. :D

Pictures this way! )

Thanks for reading through this, and I hope you enjoyed all these pictures as much as I did! I love these women SO MUCH. It's wonderful to see friendships like this among the top women in the sport. They may fight to the death on the tennis court, but afterward they'll be best friends again. :) It's lovely. <3
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Hello! :) I'm polkad0tting (polkadot on AO3), and this is my second year participating in Yuletide. I’m really excited, and I hope you are too! You’re already my new favourite person for volunteering to write one of my fandoms. If we share one of these fandoms, you are wonderful & awesome & everything lovely. Please don’t be worried about writing for me – I’m very easy to please and I will be ecstatic for pretty much any fic about one of my fandoms. <3

First, basics, and then on to the fandoms!

Like list

  • Basic: Friends-to-lovers, falling in love, comfortable established relationships filled with affection and in-jokes, couples kicking butt together and saving the world/the universe/the day (and then picking up the drycleaning on the way home), people knowing each other really well, banter, emotional support, space!, worldbuilding (some of my favorite questions: how does that thing work? what are its ramifications? what are some things the original canon POV might have overlooked?), politics and diplomacy, running countries, plans, plans that don’t go according to plan, working together and using different strengths.

  • In romance: Snark, banter, fond teasing, zaniness, affection laced with humor, snuggling in bed, people in love who enjoy spending time together but aren’t codependent.

  • In porn: Kissing, exploring a partner’s body, unexpected erogenous zones, talking during sex, sex that doesn’t go quite right but they run with it and make it awesome anyway, incoherent noises, morning sex, well-developed biceps and shoulders, fingering for the sake of fingering not in preparation for anything else, wall-sex, multiple orgasms, laughter.

Squick list

  • Basic: Infidelity, bullying of any kind, cruel jokes, noncon, dubcon, incest, bestiality, underage.

  • In romance: Gaslighting, too much neediness, characters who are in love but don’t seem to really like each other very much, A/B/O.

  • In porn: Someone kissing their partner after rimming them without washing their mouth out first, bad dirty talk.

On to the fandoms!
Let’s go! :) )

~//~

I think that’s about it! :) Thank you so much for volunteering to write for one of my fandoms! I’m really, really excited. I love them all, and I love you for writing for me! <333 Happy Yuletiding. :)
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Here we go, it's the Women's Tennis Primer! :)

Just in time to promote women's tennis for Yuletide - because you should definitely, definitely consider requesting and/or writing it. It's the best. (I may be biased.) Women's tennis seldom gets written, and yet it has all the elements for fantastic fic - amazing women, great sports narratives, close friendships (I refuse to use the word "sismance"), canon lesbians (including one with the cutest baby ever!), stirring rivalries, all sorts of different personalities, a wide range of body types (seriously, whatever your type, we've got you covered!), drama, glory, laughter, revenge - oh, and best friends who totally take you out to go bikini-sunbathing and dancing and drinking after your jerkass fiance dumps you over the phone the weekend your wedding invitations go out (the evilness!)

Now, I for one am extremely excited at the prospect of receiving and/or writing femslash for this fandom. Caro/Serena, bonding and falling in love (or having NSA sex) after Rory-the-douchebag dumps Caro? A five-times story with Aga and her flirtations & crushes? Laura & Genie being teenage girlfriends (whether or not this incorporates and/or is a fixit for their RL breakup)? Sam/Simmone long-term-relationship fic that has a lot of tennis and other Aussies and adventures? Vika & Maria adding frisson to their rivalry in bed? Vika & Laura bonding over their awesome braided hairstyles? Aga & Caro friends-to-lovers fic? SO MANY OPTIONS.

But even if you don't write/request femslash, or just aren't feeling it right now, there are plenty of opportunities for great gen stories as well! So many rivalries, so much tennis, and so many friendships. If you are into gen, this is totally a primer for you too! (And if you request it, I will probably, uh, gush all over you and write you a treat. Because you have no idea how excited I am about this fandom, lol. GIVE ME THAT WTA.)

Sorry, I'm far too longwinded! Moving on to the actual primer part now!

Disclaimer: First, I’m just one fan. My impressions of your favorite player may be different than yours – feel free to chime in on the comments and I’ll incorporate your thoughts! Second, I don’t know any of these players personally, and nothing is implied about their actual personalities, habits, or relationships (unless it’s part of the public record).

On to the primer! :)

Follow me! )
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That's all, folks! Hope you've enjoyed this post! Enjoy Yuletide. :)

And feel free to talk to me in the comments! I adore this fandom, as I imagine you've gathered, and am always happy to talk about tennis femslash and/or the WTA in general. It's wonderful. <3
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aussie aussie aussie (oi oi oi) (2915 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Thanasi Kokkinakis/Nick Kyrgios
Characters: Thanasi Kokkinakis, Nick Kyrgios
Additional Tags: Davis Cup, Teenage Boyfriends, Jocks in Love, Fingerfucking, celebratory sex
Summary:

Australia fights to stay in the World Group, and Nick and Thanasi try not to get distracted by how hot they are for each other.

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So here's the thing.

Clarifications re incest ships )

Thank youuuuuu. <3
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Hello! :) This is my first time participating in FemslashEx, but I’m really excited. I hope you are too! You’re already my new favourite person for volunteering to write one of my ships. If we share one of these ships, you are wonderful & awesome & everything lovely. Please don’t be worried about writing for me – I’m very easy to please and I will be ecstatic for pretty much any fic about one of my ships. <3

First, basics, and then on to the fandoms!

Like list
• Basic: Friends-to-lovers, falling in love, comfortable established relationships filled with affection and in-jokes, couples kicking butt together and saving the world/the universe/the day (and then picking up the drycleaning on the way home), people knowing each other really well, banter, emotional support, space!, worldbuilding (some of my favorite questions: how does that thing work? what are its ramifications? what are some things the original canon POV might have overlooked?), politics and diplomacy, running countries, plans, plans that don’t go according to plan, working together and using different strengths.
• In romance: Snark, banter, fond teasing, zaniness, affection laced with humor, snuggling in bed, people in love who enjoy spending time together but aren’t codependent.
• In porn: Kissing, exploring a partner’s body, unexpected erogenous zones, talking during sex, sex that doesn’t go quite right but they run with it and make it awesome anyway, incoherent noises, morning sex, well-developed biceps and shoulders, fingering for the sake of fingering not in preparation for anything else, wall-sex, multiple orgasms, laughter.

Squick list
Basic: Infidelity, bullying of any kind, cruel jokes, noncon, dubcon, incest, bestiality, underage.
In romance: Gaslighting, too much neediness, characters who are in love but don’t seem to really like each other very much, A/B/O.
In porn: Someone kissing their partner after rimming them without washing their mouth out first, bad dirty talk, not checking in on their partner’s comfort and pleasure.

(Final note: I love all of these fandoms and ships. If I have slightly fewer ideas in one section than another, please don’t think it means I want that one less. It’s just late and ideas flow more easily some places than others, lol.)

On to the fandoms!

Follow me )
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earth to captain grand slam (1830 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Benoit Paire/Stanislas Wawrinka
Characters: Benoit Paire, Stanislas Wawrinka
Additional Tags: First Time, First Kiss, Crushes
Summary:

Benoit checks out Stan’s ass a lot. But it’s just a crush. Until Stan catches him looking.

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on the record (4724 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: Seven different ways the first gay ATP player could come out.

(The unnamed players in each section are different people. Some are written with actual players in mind. Some are made up.)

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in the service box (1239 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gael Monfils/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Characters: Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Additional Tags: Outdoor Sex, Kink Meme
Summary:

Gaël has done plenty of unorthodox things on tennis courts. This, however, may just top them all.


(Written for the kink meme, which wanted on-court sex.)

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part of the magic (1039 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Magnus Norman/Stanislas Wawrinka
Characters: Magnus Norman, Stanislas Wawrinka, Roger Rasheed
Additional Tags: Kink Meme
Summary:

Stan really wants Magnus as his coach, and he has an ace up his sleeve.

(Written for the kink meme, which asked for Magnus/Stan.)

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Inspired by this Telegraph article that says the relationship between Laura & Genie has become "icy", and by the fact that they've stopped interacting with each other on Twitter (like they used to do all the time). We're all hoping they make up soon, if they're having difficulties - they really have been friends since girlhood - but I couldn't help wondering what they might've fallen out over, after all these years of friendship?

promises promises (1355 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Genie Bouchard/Laura Robson, mentions of Bernard Tomic/James Magnussen
Characters: Laura Robson, Genie Bouchard, Heather Watson
Additional Tags: Friends to Lovers
Summary: There isn’t a boy in the world who could come between Laura and Genie. But sometimes no boys are needed.
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hand in hand (1015 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rafael Nadal/Rafael "Titin" Maymo
Characters: Rafael Nadal, Rafael "Titín" Maymo
Additional Tags: Holding Hands
Summary: Of blisters, and dreams, and holding hands.

I wrote this one after the Australian Open Rafa/Roger SF, and before the final. Their conversation about Stan reads a little eerily now!

california sunshine (1503 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rafael Nadal/Rafael "Titin" Maymo
Characters: Rafael Nadal, Rafael "Titín" Maymo
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Emotional Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Maymo's stronger than he looks, and he's always there to catch Rafa when he falls.

This one's set after Rafa's 3R loss to Dolgopolov in Indian Wells. Rafa's a bit demanding in it. ;)
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Hello! :) This is my first time participating in Rare Ship Swap, but I’m really excited. I hope you are too! You’re already my new favourite person for volunteering to write one of my ships. If we share one of these rare ships, you are wonderful & awesome & everything lovely. Please don’t be worried about writing for me – I’m very easy to please and I will be ecstatic for pretty much any fic about one of my ships. <3

First, basics, and then on to the fandoms!

Like list
Basic: All kinds of pairings! Plus gen (although that doesn’t apply in this particular fest)
In romance: Snark, banter, fond teasing, zaniness, affection masked with humor, snuggling in bed, people in love who enjoy spending time together but aren’t codependent.
In porn: Kissing, exploring a partner’s body, unexpected erogenous zones, talking during sex, sex that doesn’t go quite right but they run with it and make it awesome anyway, pegging, incoherent noises, morning sex, non-penetrative sex (not in opposition to penetrative sex, just in addition), fingering for the sake of fingering not in preparation for anything else, wall-sex, laughter.

Squick list
Basic: Infidelity, bullying of any kind, cruel jokes, noncon, dubcon, incest, bestiality, underage.
In romance: Gaslighting, too much neediness, characters who are in love but don’t seem to really like each other very much, A/B/O.
In porn: Someone kissing their partner after rimming them without washing their mouth out first, bad dirty talk, not checking in on their partner’s comfort and pleasure.

On to the fandoms!Read more... )

~//~

I think that’s about it! :) Thank you so much for volunteering to write for one of my ships! I’m really, really excited. I love them all, and I love you for writing for me! <333
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I wrote three fics this Yuletide! It was an awesome first official experience (I wrote a NYR last year).

Here they are!

Serbian Profanity for Fun and Profit (Tennis Edition) (1732 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Novak Djokovic/Andy Murray
Characters: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Viktor Troicki, Jelena Jankovic, Jelena Ristic
Additional Tags: Copious Amounts of Profanity, Male Friendship, Banter
Summary:

“Dude,” Andy is saying, almost before Novak picks up the phone, “did you really tell the crowd to suck your dick?”

This was so much fun to write. I want to learn everything - everything - about Serbian profanity now. Thank you to the lovely anon from [livejournal.com profile] fail_fandomanon who helped me with the Serbian! And thank you to blindmadness, whose wonderful prompts were a joy to write for. :)

the unfair trade (1182 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Juan Martin Del Potro/Novak Djokovic
Characters: Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin Del Potro
Additional Tags: Pining, Jealousy, happiness
Summary:

The thing is, Andy’s been kind of busy playing tennis.

This one was written on Christmas Eve with a couple glasses of wine. ;) I'd seen [livejournal.com profile] mardia's prompts earlier and loved them, but I'd been a bit intimidated by the Delpo part. (I've never written Delpo before.) Apparently all I needed to clear my writer's block was some Christmas cheer! I enjoyed writing this one too, although I feel a bit bad for Andy.

by firelight (1388 words) by polkadot
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Necromancer Chronicles - Amanda Downum
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Isyllt Iskaldur/Khelséa Shar
Characters: Isyllt Iskaldur, Khelséa Shar
Additional Tags: First Time, Female Friendship, Friends to Lovers
Summary:

Isyllt makes a discovery over a cup of jasmine tea.

PhoenixFalls was the person who introduced me to The Bone Palace, one of my new favourite books, so I knew I wanted to write her a fic to thank her. :) It's obviously not a canon I usually write for, but I really enjoyed it. Downum's world is so rich, and it was lovely to get the chance to explore it a bit. :) Thank you to Tamasin for the beta!

~

That's all I wrote! For my first Yuletide I think three fics are pretty decent, though.

I also got a very sweet gift. <3 The Holly Bears the Crown is a story about the fairies and Aurora having a joint Christmas/Yuletide celebration. I loved the sisterly interaction between the fairies, and how they celebrate both holidays in an attempt to keep Aurora connected to the parents she's missing. Thank you, shoroko!
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Title: between the lines
Ships: Stan Wawrinka/Benoit Paire
Word Count: 2424
Rating: T
Summary: Five hidden talents Benoit Paire didn’t possess, and one he did.
Notes: Written for the November 2013 edition of netcord.
Disclaimer: None of this is real.

(between the lines)

Hope you enjoy! :)
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I just realised that I've got behind in posting fics on LJ. Oops. :) Here are two Stan/Benoit ficlets from October and November.

Title: the most stylish man in the world
Ships: Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Word Count: 511
Rating: General Audiences
Summary: Stan and Ben get married, and Ben worries about whether he'll be outshone by Roger. (Total unabashed fluff.)
Disclaimer: None of this is real.

the most stylish man in the world

Title: i love the smell of gluten in the morning
Ships: Benoit Paire/Stan Wawrinka
Word Count: 676
Rating: Teen
Summary: Everybody's asking the ATP players about gluten-free diets. Benoit has a mischievous idea.
Disclaimer: None of this is real.

i love the smell of gluten in the morning

DYW letter!

Oct. 6th, 2013 10:26 pm
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Helloooooo, writer! It’s Yuletide! It’s Yuletide!

This is my first time officially doing Yuletide, although I wrote a NYR last year as a way of dipping my toe into the ~Yuletide waters~. That made me even more excited about participating this year. And now it’s finally here! I hope I can make somebody happy and not give them coal - I will #trymybest (tm Rafa Nadal).

I don’t really know how to do this letter thing, but I’ll do my best. :) [Oh, and I'm polkadot on AO3, not polkad0tting, fyi.]

Like list
Basic: Gen, plus all kinds of pairings (slash, femslash, het).
In romance: Snark, fond teasing, zaniness, affection masked with humor, snuggling in bed, people in love who enjoy spending time together but aren’t codependent.
In porn: Kissing, exploring a partner’s body, unexpected erogenous zones, talking during sex, sex that doesn’t go quite right but they run with it and make it awesome anyway, pegging, incoherent noises, morning sex, non-penetrative sex (not in opposition to penetrative sex, just in addition), fingering for the sake of fingering not in preparation for anything else, wall-sex, laughter.

Squick list
Basic: Infidelity, bullying of any kind, cruel jokes, noncon, dubcon, incest, bestiality, underage.
In romance: Gaslighting, too much neediness, characters who are in love but don’t seem to really like each other very much.
In porn: Someone kissing their partner after rimming them without washing their mouth out first, bad dirty talk, not checking in on their partner’s comfort and pleasure.

Okay, fandoms time!

on to fandoms )

Thank you again for offering one of my fandoms, dear writer! I’m really looking forward to Yuletide. :)
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Title: diamond ring blues
Ships: Novak Djokovic/Jelena Ristic
Word Count: 1911
Rating: General Audiences
Summary: Despite Andy's "helpful" suggestions, Novak is not going to propose to Jelena with a candy ring. (He may, however, end up murdering Andy before the day is through.)
Disclaimer: None of this is real.
Notes: None, really. Except that this is a bit silly. ;)

Enjoy!

(diamond ring blues)
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Title: as bright as the stars
Ships: none
Word Count: 663
Rating: General Audiences
Summary: Last time they came, he went straight out in the boat after they left, staring at the water.
Character(s): Rafa Nadal
Disclaimer: None of this is real.
Notes: So I ended up failing at Ten in Ten, but I'm trying to get "ten in twenty days" instead (or ten in thirty, depending on how writing goes). I forgot to post this one earlier when I posted it to AO3, so have it now. :)

Enjoy!

(as bright as the stars)

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