such_heights: a hand cupping a candle (stock: candle)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2013-01-04 03:18 pm
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Fundraiser: Taking Commissions

The aftermath of [personal profile] fizzyblogic's death has been awful in all kinds of ways. For his partner, [personal profile] leanwellback, one of those ways has been financial. James has written about his situation here on tumblr and asked for help so that he can support himself and their cats while he looks for work.

I can't bear the thought of James having to worry about putting food on the table on top of everything else.

So! I am accepting commissions. If you have some money to spare and can make a donation, I will make you a thing! I've tried to come up with a Kickstarter-style sliding scale of incentives (say that three times fast), from ficlets to multifandom fanvids.

Available fandoms and prices below. If you've already donated, you can absolutely still commission something.

Available media: fic, vids, podfic
Possibly also available: icons, graphics/gifs, rec lists, fanmixes, meta, anything else you can think of that I might be able to do.

Examples of my work: fanworks masterlist | tag list | AO3 account | tumblr graphics & gifs

Fandoms | canon familiarity | ships I can work with:

-- Avatar: the Last Airbender | any
-- Avatar: the Legend of Korra | gen, femslash
-- Avengers/MCU | any
-- Buffy the Vampire Slayer | s1-5 | gen not involving Spike, femslash
-- Community | gen, any ship not involving Pierce or Jeff
-- Doctor Who | Seventh-Eleventh Doctor | gen, any ship not involving Doctor/single companion - poly is fine, as is Doctor/River
-- Firefly | gen, femslash, Zoe/Wash
-- Fringe | s1-3 | gen, femslash
-- Good Omens | gen, Aziraphale/Crowley
-- Harry Potter | any non-Slytherin or Death Eater characters/ships
-- Legend of the Seeker | any
-- Merlin | any
-- Once Upon A Time | gen, Mulan/Aurora, Ruby/Belle
-- Star Trek | Reboot, DS9 | any
-- Stargate Atlantis | any
-- Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles | any
-- Torchwood | s1&2 | any

Crossovers/fusion requests welcome. If you have a fandom in mind that's not on the list, feel free to ask!

Any donation: ficlet 500+ words
£5: podfic 0 - 1000 words
£10: fic 1000+ words
£15: vidlet 2 minutes / podfic 1000 - 5000 words
£20: limited source vid (episodic, single film, miniseries)
£25: fic 3000+ words / podfic 5000 - 10,000 words
£30: podfic 10,000 - 30,000 words
£40: vid (TV series, film series, etc)
£50: multisource vid

Other fanworks - negotiable. If you prefer, you can mix and match a few smaller fanworks rather than one large one

Number of commission slots: we'll see how it goes. If I get lots of requests, I may close this. If you'd like to tell me about an idea to make sure I'll be able to do it, please do ask.

To commission something, leave a comment/email me at such.heights at

Donate here

Signal boosts of James's original post are also hugely appreciated. <3
leanwellback: klaus and stefan reclining against the hood of a jeep (tvd- and simply being was easy)

[personal profile] leanwellback 2013-01-04 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, Amy, this is so sweet of you. Thank you so much for your generosity, it means so much ♥
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[personal profile] badgerbag 2013-01-05 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
So sorry for your loss. Chipping on in.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-01-05 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Good luck. If you'd like a stranger to, I don't know, e-mail you the odd poem or similar, I'd be very willing to.
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[personal profile] fallingtowers 2013-01-04 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm very sorry for your friend, and I've chipped in a bit to help him out.
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[personal profile] fallingtowers 2013-01-05 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
At the moment, I can't think of anything that would fit your list above, but I'll keep it in mind! :)
frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (BtVS: Tara)

[personal profile] frayadjacent 2013-01-04 07:11 pm (UTC)(link)
This is lovely! I'd like to commission a 1,000+ word fic, and I'll give three prompts for you to choose from.

BtVS: Willow/Tara, sometime between "Family" and "The Body". Can be as sexy or not as you like.

Firefly: Inara and Kaylee. Slash or gen is fine; I love them as friends. Maybe the two go on an outing and don't talk about Mal?

Harry Potter: Post-Deathly Hallows, Hermione and Luna hang out, maybe have an adventure?
frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (Firefly: Inara and Kaylee)

[personal profile] frayadjacent 2013-01-05 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
I'd love any of them, but just to make it more definite for you, how about the Inara & Kaylee one? But if you get a great idea for one of the others, by all means go with it!

And I donated today. Thanks so much for doing this.

[personal profile] zahrawithaz 2013-01-04 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I was really profoundly moved by your post on fizzyblogic's death, and also by what I have read of his words online since.

I would like to help, and to commission a vid or two. I will email you further details.
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[personal profile] littlebutfierce 2013-01-04 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
This is a wonderful idea.

I would like to commission a 3000-word fic. Something w/Lin Bei Fong. I am too sleepy to think specific prompts right now, but I should be able to do that, & make the actual donation, sometime tomorrow. I just wanted to get in before you closed requests or something!
shopfront: Source: Merlin. Morgana in the woods, a hood over he head. (M - [Morgana] magic and destiny)

[personal profile] shopfront 2013-01-04 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I see you have OUAT posts on your tumblr, would you consider making a OUAT femslash vid? I like fun and bobby, and Mulan/Aurora, Ruby/Belle, Red/Snow. Let me know if that's doable... (edit: and actually, if you like the idea below and can't do a OUAT vid, I'd be happy to commission a Merlin/LotS vid or vidlet as well. Um, basically, have a few ideas and lemme know if any or all of them suit for commissions)

Also after the ending of Merlin, I have a bit of hankering for empowered Morgana fic. How would you feel about Morgana as Lord Rahl with Cara/Dahlia or Cara/Dahlia/Morgana? Happy to commission either length of fic depending on how you feel about the bunny.
Edited 2013-01-04 20:26 (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (OUAT: Mulan)

[personal profile] frayadjacent 2013-01-04 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! If [personal profile] such_heights wants help AND/OR if [personal profile] shopfront wants to commission multiple vids, I'd be happy to do a OUAT femslash vid for this fundraiser.

But ONLY if that suits both of you! Please feel free to say no for any reason. I'm definitely not trying to step on anyone's toes, just happy to help if it's wanted.

(Also, here are my vids.)
shopfront: Disney. Belle reading a book. (Disney - [Belle] can't put the book down)

[personal profile] shopfront 2013-01-05 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Amy's taking on my desire for a fun boppy OUAT vid, but I have another femslash vid I'd love to see that may suit you (lovely vids, btw!), feel free to drop me an email at eleara at if you'd like me to run it past you.
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[identity profile] 2013-01-04 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.

I'd like to commission a vid. I'll email you my list of vid idea's and if there is anything on there that you think you can work with, that would be fantastic.
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[personal profile] secondsilk 2013-01-04 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I am happy to be able to help out, so I have.

But I am also going to take the opportunity to ask: Do you think that you could write a Bruce/Steve fic? Even 3k+ words (although I'd be happy with any amount of fic of any level of shippyness)? Or Bruce/Natasha?
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[personal profile] saturnofthemoon 2013-01-05 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for the signal boost. I don't feel comfortable asking for a commission but I think I can spare about 75 to help your friend out.
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[personal profile] thefourthvine 2013-01-05 06:08 am (UTC)(link)
I've chipped in! I hope it helps.
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2013-01-05 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
If you're still taking commissions, I'd love any of the following vids...

Avengers to Raise Your Glass. I have a weakness for the Glee version but the original is also awesome.

Tony Stark to Tik Tok.

Jack Harkness to Read My Mind by The Killers. I imagine this as Jack and the Doctor in verse 1 and Jack/Ianto in verse 2.

I'm actually having a hard time figuring out how to order these so whichever you think would come out best would be awesome.

PS I've stuck the cash in anyway as I'm reasonably well off for cash right now.
Edited 2013-01-05 13:42 (UTC)
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2013-01-05 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, across all the films, I would say - I think it needs the back story.

I am already grinning at the prospect so yay and thank you for offering this!
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2013-01-06 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
The only thing I feel like is really should have is a link between "what part of party don't you understand" and the Natasha/Tony exchange at the start of the big fight in The Avengers. Other than that, go to town - I can see lots of ways to match up the lyrics to the various characters and the fact that I know the IM movies best skews my judgement because I feel it should be a balanced ensemble vid.
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2013-01-09 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
That's really hard! On the one hand there are some lovely shots in Norton!Hulk but on the other I think trying to include both would be really confusing and I do love Ruffalo!Hulk. I think I would prefer to stick to Ruffalo's Banner if that's doable without throwing the balance out of whack.
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[personal profile] dani_the_girl 2013-10-30 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
And totally amazing! I just got back from Norfolk and watched it this evening - thank you so much!
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-01-05 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Given that I'm trying desperately to get you to vid Dead Girlfriend anyway, I think the least I can do is chip in for it <3 Is that something you'd be willing to take on? Given that, uh, s6 is no in fact on your list of things you're willing to do.
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[personal profile] kaberett 2013-01-05 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
<3 £40, yes? & if you're okay with me doing so, I'd like to point the LashList at this to see if anyone else would like to chip in above that (given that we all have a vested interest in it happening ;).

(Best to paypal to you, or direct to James? I am unclear on what kind of fees Paypal'll charge - haven't done this much. & more hugs.)
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[personal profile] sebastienne 2013-01-07 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Topped this up with £20, primarily for the vid, although if you ever felt like doing a ficlet in this universe that would be nifty (no obligation, though).

(Anonymous) 2013-01-06 08:34 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, tis Jo of new Lashlings-ness

I am willing to make a Willow/Tara contribution

but also..if you are taking more commissions, and are ok with the pairing yourself I would happily pay for a Dr Who fandom River/ClaraOswin fic. Probably in the 1,000+ words £10 category, but if it ended up shorter or longer I don't mind. (personal preference for outrageous flirting with underlying emotional turmoil or jealousy, rather than all-the-sex)

(Anonymous) 2013-01-06 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] wisdomeagle 2013-01-07 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
I'm going to donate but need to wait a bit till my own payday. Can I reserve a slot for a vid? (Still thinking on what I want, but it will be Firefly and/or BtVS).

Edited 2013-01-07 02:16 (UTC)

[personal profile] bluebicyclebag 2013-01-07 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! If you are still taking commissions, I'm able to donate £25 and would love an Avengers femslash 3k+ fic. I totally dug "those wet clothes" and would love something else in that verse, exploring how natasha and pepper navigate their fledgling relationship and their high-powered careers. or really anything with a female avengers character being badass-- my preference is for femslash, but i'd also be very happy with a genfic focused on natasha or maria hill kicking ass and not shacking up with a dude :-)

so sorry for your friend's loss. thank you for helping encourage those of us who do not know him to help out.
frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (OUAT: Ruby and Mary Margaret)

[personal profile] frayadjacent 2013-01-14 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi there!

I'm just dropping you a line to let you know that [personal profile] shopfront has commissioned me to make an additional Once Upon a Time vid as part of this fundraiser. Thanks again so much for doing this, and I appreciated your post today about the authenticity questions. (Though it was also very depressing to read.)

Take care,