benedict: (reading on a bench)
2019-02-10 04:20 pm

Dear Once Upon Author

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and thanks for reading my letter!

While I never gave any pairing preferences in my prompts, if you wanna hook people up with other characters or ocs, that's fine with me!

Likes: Adventures, happy moments, happy endings, for a lot of these a plotless scene if them just interacting would be totally fine too!, humour.

Dislikes; Non/dubcon, unhappy endings, underage wherein it's a relationship between an adult and a minor. I don't care if it's two teens dating eachother.

I hope I gave you enough to work with!

Hans, the Mermaid's Son, The Singing Rose, Thor's Wedding, Hansel and Gretel )
benedict: (comic reading with bearspot)
2019-01-29 12:38 am

I like comics as more of an abstract thing some days

This this this this this. Especially with the treachery of comics where I casually check the wiki page a few years later to find out they turned into a yeti and ate a Summer clone.

Right now for comics I am trying to finish the original Spider-Girl run (100 issues! pray for me), catch up on Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Wasp, and finally finish More Than Meets the Eye. Also reading the old Claremont run of X-Men because it's delightful.

I have a Personal Opinion that the really huge comic runs should be compiled into omnibuses so it's not like 'well all you can get is these collections of storylines from series that were cancelled twelve issues in. You're not going to have any luck accessing all 200 issues of xComic'

They've been doing it for the really old ones, so I have hope that one day I'll be able to buy a hecking huge volume of like, 90s Legion of Superheroes. Princess Projectra was a HUGE PSYCHIC SNAKE in that one.
benedict: Well, it's a person. With a bag on their head.  Perhaps they are sad? Perhaps they're just embarassed. It is hard to say (bag onna head by wendleberry)
2019-01-28 04:05 am

Mark your calendars: In January, Canada was extremely cold

We're talkin' regularly hitting -30 and me deciding that you know, I bet I can live on granola bars and beef jerky a little longer instead of going out in that to get groceries!

Ironically this current 'diet' had the doctor amazed at how much better my tests were coming out so there ya have it. I'm going to die.

So since I can't go outside, my schoolwork is supremely easy to stay caught up with, and except for running [community profile] once_upon_fic (fic exchange dedicated to fairytales, legends, myths, and folklore), I've decided to try catching up on tv.

In the past five years, I have finished 1 show and as of last week, I finished the last four episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender and would you believe it, I actually felt accomplished. I'm gonna keep going ahead and finally know what a Voltron is, finish Transformers Animated, watch Batman Beyond, and... see all the episodes of Justice League Unlimited.

The sky's the limit.

Also trying out: Hilda, Carmen Sandiego, Dragon Prince, Miraculous Ladybug, Elegant Yokai Apartment Life, and both She-Ras.

Sky's the limit!

If I ever update that I've decided to take up traveling or triathlons, call the police. I've been killed and replaced by someone my parents are proud of.
benedict: (anne of green gables)
2019-01-21 01:04 pm
Entry tags:

Dear Worldbuilder

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and this is my letter! Thank you for reading!

DNWs: Non/dubcon, underage.
Likes: Meta, ghost stories, mysteries, original characters, unexpected pov characters, humour.

Okay with: Pairings between adults or between teenagers (please no on-screen sex) if you want to include that in your story, ratings from g to mature. Character death. Meme images.


Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
Marvel (Comics)
DCU Pre-Flashpoint

Onward )
benedict: (reading looking up)
2019-01-18 08:49 pm

It's that time again: January

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

- The Cremation of Sam McGee - Robert W. Service

If you read that poem, you will see why it's on my mind every January without fail.

It's that time of year again where the extreme cold warnings are out (-27 Canadian, -17 American) and I feel like I'm being punished for having skin even in my own home. I have to take a shower before I'm warm enough to sleep. My face feels like it's being punched.

I sniffle a lot.

At night, the ice weasels will come.
benedict: An amazingly cute kitten gazes at you. She waves her tiny feet in the air. Her itsybitsy widdle feetsies. (look at her TINY FEET OMG)
2019-01-12 03:38 am

I should be reading or grinding rep

So this past few... years? Two years? I've started playing World of Warcraft and it is deeply addicting. Thankfully it hasn't interfered in my schoolwork because I haven't read my eight chapters this week for a totally different reason! It's called laziness!


I'm studying archaeology. I wanna dig in middens, man! I have 'THE GOOD STUFF!!' written behind that in my notes.

So last entry I mentioned I had a lot of comics to read to catch up on so today I spent a few hours reading comics! And those comics were the first issues of Silver Age Teen Titans and 80s Teen Titans! I didn't catch up on anything! I have come to discover Beast Boy was a lot more charming in the cartoon than he is at the current start of 80s Teen Titans. He even turns into a pig to emphasize his... particular character trait.

I'm accumulating a lot of neat pages and panels from my reading I'd like to share, but no idea where. I heard you could have subtwitter accounts but I just (while writing this) spend some time deep in the settings and discovered this may be the 'team' setting but it looked like a pain to set up.

Also found proof Batman smokes. At least, I assume that's what was in that pipe.
benedict: (reading on a couch)
2019-01-09 05:08 am

Happy 2019!

I posted a decent chunk of fic in a lot of fandoms and not-fandoms in 2018, enough that just linking them all fills me with ennui.

I also got a quality assortment of gifts! I'm a lucky man. I can't even choose my favourite out of all of them! Fandoms include original work, She-Ra, X-Men (Mostly Gambit), Fairytales, and even Zoo Tycoon! Also my sister wrote a Jeeves and Wooster/Ranma Fusion for my birthday that gets special mention because she's my sister.

I wrote 33127 words that the world got to see in 2018 and that's pretty good. Pretty good indeed. I try not to compare myself to my friends who wrote 100k+, though I am properly admiring of them considering that on top of that they're damn good authors. Prolific, consistent, and good quality. That's the dream!

Honestly the reason most of my recap of last year is about my fanfic is because that is the only aspect of my life I can click on a statistics page for. I can't actually remember most of 2018. I know it wasn't too bad and the parts that were bad for me passed. I know that I forgot to drink my New Year champagne.

I don't know, is last year the year I disconnected my stove and started using a plug in skillet? Did I reach season 11 of Murder She Wrote last year? The year before?

Did I disassemble my lego table then? I don't know. I'm starting to see why people use these things as diaries, because I can't seem to keep things straight in my head.

I was going to end this with a comic recommendation, but then I realized I'm ten issues or more behind on all my comics. So I don't know if they're currently good or not.

The last time I decided to have a nice reading session in the library, someone had placed a plastic skeleton in My Chair. It's still there, but now it's on the arm with its face pressed against the window to look at passerbys.
benedict: (star trek riker/picard)
2019-01-01 06:54 pm
Entry tags:

Dear Chocobox

Hello! Welcome to my Chocolate Box letter! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and I'm grateful you're reading this!

This pretty much contains just what is in my sign up, but in a handy easy to reference url!

Fic Likes: Romance, casefic, adventurefic, mysteries, ghost stories (I may not have prompted ghost stories in all of them, but if one comes to you, BY ALL MEANS), domestic, awkward situations dealt with humour.
Romance Likes: I'm fine with any rating from general to explicit! I really like reading about kissing and when it comes to sex I enjoy things that play with character differences and in places like walls and tables. I would prefer that you keep the anatomy to canon (so no a/b/o) and no watersports/scat. A bit of power dynamics is okay and I don't need negotiation.
DNWs: Non/dubcon, underage, and unhappy endings.

Onto the prompts!

Overwatch, Pokemon (Videogames), She-Ra: Princess of Power, Lord of the Rings books, Marvel Comics, DC Extended Universe )
benedict: (comic reading with bearspot)
2018-12-08 12:32 am

Canada is SUPER SHADY in the Marvel Universe. Do not trust.

I'm reading Ye Olden X-Menne Comics like grandma used to make, and I'm on the storyline where Alpha Flight has come to reclaim Wolverine for the Canadian government (Wolverine's all 'I resigned!') and it's been three issues but I just now realized that James Hudson really is called Major-Maple Leaf and that's not just Wolverine being super mean.

While I was googling to confirm spelling, I discovered that there was also Major MAPLELEAF, no dash, another Canadian hero (two of them, actually) without the dash, also at Marvel.

Thank you, Marvel, for giving us all these diverse manners of spelling maple leaf for our Canadian heroes.

Also at one point Cyclops says 'I spotted a big concrete tower! We can meet up there!'

Readers, that was the CN Tower. THAT WAS NOT THE CN TOWER. It was actually a place in Calgary. Someone (thanks to Ann for the link) took photos of the actual locations in the comic and photoshopped the panels into them!

I am sorry for doubting Claremont and Byrne.
benedict: (pugs not drugs)
2018-12-07 04:18 pm

Man! I am so mentally checked out lately.

I've got at least two fics I've Got To Do There's Deadlines, one I want to do for funsies (Pokemon/All Creatures Great and Small fusion), and maybe remember to eat a full meal at some point. Right now I'm sustaining myself on beef jerky and coffee.

I went to Nebraska to visit my friend Ann and we spent a lovely week being terrible at Guess Who because we didn't realize there were three skintones, not two, until things had gone too far. Also we'd go 'is your person a woman?' and the other would answer 'yes' and then we'd... put down all the women because we are not a smart people.

Also we played Othello and the whole you start first if you're the black tokens? That's a trap. You will lose. So hard.

I had an American Thanksgiving in the sense we bought a pre-cooked meal from Hy-Vee and I reheated it in he oven but it was very nice! I quite liked it! Yams! Stuffing! Giant hunks of bird! And the world's worst possible chairs. They had seats that were maybe five inches wide. If that. My ass is... a bit bigger than five inches.

I've been playing a lot of World of Warcraft because that game's incredibly addictive and it makes me miss City of Heroes a lot because if someone talked to me in City of Heroes or asked me to team, I'd be all 'sure!' or I'd even start my own teams but if anyone talks to me in WoW I call the cops.

But I DO love all the mounts and battle pets. I have a cat that follows my rogue everywhere! It's a calico named Softsteps.
benedict: (jane austen)
2018-11-16 03:24 pm
Entry tags:

X-Men X-Mas X-Changer!

Hi! Welcome to my XXX_Change letter!

My AO3 name is Rosencrantz and I really appreciate you checking this out!

Cameo suggestions, X-People, X-Men Animated, Generation X )
benedict: (yuletide)
2018-10-12 07:17 pm
Entry tags:

Yuletide 2018

Hello! My name is Rosencrantz (sort of) and I'm happy that you're looking at my letter! Hello hello.

Here are my likes, dislikes, fandoms, and prompts!

Likes: Adventures, casefic, fairy tales, kissing.

Formats I'm open to: Traditional prose, narrative poetry, in-universe texts (like, say, a news report on the BPRD), interactive fiction, and drabble sequences.

Dislikes: Unhappy endings.

Do Not Wants: Non/dubcon, underage, bestiality.

She-Ra, BPRD, Hellboy, and The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body )
benedict: (hovercats)
2018-09-11 01:41 pm
Entry tags:

Trick or treat letter!

Hello! I hope this fulfills my invitation to check my letter out for more ideas!

My name on ao3 is Rosencrantz and it's a pleasure to be written for!

Trick likes: SPOOKY, ghosts, found footage, shivery stuff. Happy endings.
Trick dislikes: Sexual violence.

Treat likes: Fluff and very happy endings. Ghosts. Funny.
Treat dislikes: Hyperactive crack (as opposed to just a weird situation)

DNWS: Non/dubcon, underage.

She-Ra, World of Warcraft Drustvar NPCs and Prince Farondis, Overwatch, and Hellboy )
benedict: Nancy the comic character saying she is a beautiful genius (beautiful genius the most of all)
2018-08-27 06:49 am

To the DAME

Hello! Thank you for writing for me! I am Rosencrantz on AO3.

Things I enjoy in a story: Romance, gen, adventure, missing scenes, explanations (are you familiar with the Marvel No-Prize? It's where you come up with a plausible reason for a confusing bit of canon), humour (sitcommy style, not crack style), and families. Especially unrelated but now we are family, family.

Do Not Wants: Non/dubcon, underage, slavery.

Permissions: If you want to try something neat, like IF, go for it! Also I am happy with ratings from general to explicit.

Emperor's New Groove, Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Hercules, Cinderella )
benedict: (hamster brb)
2018-07-05 07:20 am


I read my previous post and I almost entirely repeated the information except with more talk of me dying.

Go team me.
benedict: (star trek riker/picard)
2018-07-05 07:13 am

Our long national holiday is over

Canada day came and went with me not seeing a single firework because I was too lazy to get up and look out the window. The cat remains unimpressed with the foibles of humanity.

Last month I began a project to do a drawing and story idea a day and so far I've made it a whole 5 days! That's like finishing the project perfectly! Good game. No need for me to ever mention this again.

I keep seeing memorials to people on the internet and thinking about my own mortality. When I inevitably die in some stupid way, I'd like to be remembered for how I was: Tired, eating like a raccoon, and in my pajamas pretty much 24/7.

Update on the mosquito discouraging plants: It's working. It's working! I can go outside without becoming more mosquito than man! This is great for such activities as eating creamsicles and watching the cat tie me to a chair with her leash.

We have marigolds in the front (apparently they work?) and the backyard is so many different kinds of mint. Next year we're adding lavender and lemon grass. If this was in the previous entry, I apologize, my life isn't very exciting and that's by design.
benedict: (cat peeking)
2018-07-04 10:25 am
Entry tags:

AUex letter

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and thank you for reading my letter!

What I like: Plotty, short to super long fics, adventures, playing with canon, funny and serious takes, any rating. Spooky! Scary! Exciting! Romantic! Peaceful! Any of these elements are great with me. Happy endings!

DNWs: Underage (teens dating is fine), Non/dubcon, or slavery.

AU where there's a letter below this cut )
benedict: (videogames: ace attorney)
2018-07-04 08:49 am
Entry tags:

Press Start Letter!

Heyo! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and I'm happy you're reading this! Thank you!

My three fandoms are:

  1. World of Warcraft

  2. Zoo Tycoon

  3. Overwatch

And I hope you love at least one of these!

The letter continues from this point )
benedict: (ozma)
2018-06-30 12:40 am

Hi! It's almost Canada day!

Summer! Is! Hot!

Also I'm experimenting in new ways of protecting myself from mosquitoes and the backyard is filled with various kinds of mint in pots. I got two of mojito by accident and Certain Household Residents have drinking plans with those hapless mint plants.

But it's working! I'm normally covered in a cloud of the little bastards when I go outside during the summer but I've been having entire meals on the deck without a single nip. We're gonna add lavender to the front next year.

I started two projects today I'll link if they don't crash and burn, a story idea a day (you may recall I did this in 2015, I'm reviving it) and a drawing a day (to improve my art) but I put them on tumblr so I won't be spamming my list. There's so few posts on dw that even just three posts a week would be spamming, I fear.

And I successfully designed a parent trap - I got mom a 2ds and put tetris on it and as of this minute she's been playing for the past half hour without shifting once. And she nearly tackled it out of my hand once I announced it was installed.

Go team me.
benedict: (owl wink)
2018-06-29 08:34 pm

Dear OWOwl

Hello, I'm Rosencrantz on ao3! Thank you so much for writing for me! I'm really looking forward to my gift. Some of these prompts/tags lend themseslves to unusual storytelling methods, so if you get an idea that would involve an alternate form of storytelling than straight prose, I am UP for it. Official permission. And since I'm the mod, you don't have to notify ahead if it results in lower than min word count.

So let's get started!

DNW: Non/dubcon, underage, and slavery.

Likes: Plotty, short and medium and long fic, adventures, build up to kissing, ghosts, spooky, sweet, and funny, cute, romance and gen.

Onto the prompts! Lots of ghosts, heroes, goddesses, and an opossum )