As usual, I am going to liberally copy and paste much from past letters. :Do)(O)(o
Things I love, in general: Aliens made us do it, amazing hair, angst, animal sidekicks/pets, antisocial geniuses, bi- or pansexuality, blood, boys in eyeliner, chaotic neutral or similar characters, chocolate, comedy, cooking, dark themes, death, dragons, drag queens, dress uniforms/suiting up, double agents, dub-con, evil cliffhanger endings, femslash, fluff, geekboys, geekery, geekgirls, gen, glasses (and/or glasses!kink), goddesses/gods, goth or punk AUs, happy endings, het, hijinks, hurt/comfort, illness, insanity, kitties, meta, OT3s, ploty things, random little life/death snippets, shenanigans, shiny things, slash, snark, sneaking, sparkly things, spies, spunky chicks, squee, tomboys, tough-on-the-outside bishies, tricks and tricksters, unhappy endings, whump… and more, I'm sure.
Things I dislike, in general: character bashing, glorified gay bashing (where the basher doesn't get comeuppance later), cheating on partners, dental practice AUs, non-con, pwp, graphic sex scenes, scatology, watersports.
Other things, in general: You may treat my character requests as "OR" requests, not "And" requests. That is, if I request A, B and C, and you have a great idea for just B, go for it!
Oh, and because I know some people are tetchy about it: if you would like to attempt a Misses Claus fill or a Chromatic fill with one of my prompts, that's cool. :D
Author, if you saw that I posted in the Crueltide post, but you just can't do darkfic, please don't worry. I would genuinely love any of my lighter prompts! :D
The above may or may not apply to any of my current requests, which I'll detail now.
Request Fandom 1: Tricksters - Tamora Pierce
Alianne Cooper, Dovasary Balitang
Request: Basically I am so starved for anything in this fandom that I'll take whatever you give me. Aly being sneaky and awesome? Done! Aly and Nawat being all adorable together? Fantastic! Aly and Dove being all awesome and/or perhaps slighty shippy together? Love! Dove getting her imperial groove on and showing someone not to underestimate this young girl? Gimmie! Aly and Taybur talking spy-speak together? Sweet! Kyprioth sending them off on another task/adventure? Wonderful!
Again, those're just a few thoughts off the top of my head. I will really take ANYTHING you are willing to give me in this world. (Obviously you don't have to include Nawat, Taybur, or Kyprioth, but just throwing them in as ideas. :D )
**If you get stuck and want to read these, Aly and Dove only appear in the two Trickster's books: Trickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen. It is entirely possible to write about these characters without having read the other three Tortall quartets, and if you wrote a story set in/before Choice, then you would only have to read one of them. **
I love the Trickster series best of all the Tortall Books. Anything based around these characters, either before, during, or after the books would be great! I also love the entire Tortall world for the amazingly strong, well detailed, and so very different from each other female characters!
I love Aly's love of life and the pleasure she gets from doing spy things. Her depth of knowledge and sneaky ways are very impressive. Her way of living with one finger stuck in everyone else's business while seeming to be nowhere near them is great as well. In Choice, the way she moves between the family, the conspirators, and her day job with the goats and crows and Kyprioth is fascinating. In Queen, the way she knows what everyone is doing, including her fellows, by way of the darkings is fabulous. The way she moves in the shadows for so long and then all of a sudden there is a huge result (a la Topabaw) is fascinating. And her personality in general I just adore.
I love how calculating Dove is; she thinks before she speaks and she always wants to learn more about everything. The loyalty/friendship/potentially love between her and Aly is fabulous to watch as it develops. I also love the differences between her and Sarai, and how the Raka have to get used to her. As a bookworm myself, her quieter personality, and the way various people interpret it, really hit home with me.
I would love anything set during or after the books. Gen, Aly, Dove, Aly/Dove, Aly/Nawat, Dove/Aly/Nawat, even Aly/Kyprioth or Aly/Nawat/Kyprioth if it pleases you (I truly have no preference among all those options). Any scenes from within the rebellion, Dove and Aly talking late at night, Dove being queen, Aly being spymaster, Kyprioth interfering in either of those two jobs, Kyprioth making another wager with/assignment for Aly and Dove… or whatever you can think of.
Request Fandom 2: Dragonriders of Pern – Anne McCaffrey
Menolly, Sorka Hanrahan, Emily Boll, Silvina
Request: Right off the bat, feel free to only write about one or two of these characters. No need to try to include all four in one fic. :)
Menolly and Silvina:
For Menolly, anything! I'd love something set between Dragonsinger and Dragondrums; more of her coming into her own as a Harper. Or even something set later – obtaining her Mastery, becoming a mother, the excitement of AIVIS, life many years after AIVIS as the world deals with his changes, Harpers leading the way… anything! For Silvina, oh my god the tragedy of her life with Robinton! Always competing with his memories, Camo's issues... And still she is this amazing strong woman who makes her own choices and goes after Robinton knowing she'll never have his whole heart and competently runs the hall, and everything! She rocks my world! Anything set at any time in her life! (Also, what was life like for her once Robinton retired and the Menolly/Sebell generation took over? Did she retire south and take care of the Robinton trio or did she go do something on her own? Did she stay at the Hall and take care of the next generation of Harpers, or go on to Landing and learn something new? Write me anything! :D
Sorka and Emily:
I really love anything about the Landing era. Or the post-landing era. Anything in her lifetime. I love Sorka, Sean, Sallah, Pol and Bay, Emily and Paul, and all of the other initial dragonriders. So any of them popping up would be fun! For Sorka, I'd love something set either during Sorka's childhood, during the missing 8 years, or during the time just after the transition North, when they're getting the idea of a weyr together. For Emily, anything from her life before the Pern trip, those missing 8 years, or trying to deal with the resettlement north and the injuries and such. But really, anything else in either woman's lifetime would be great too, as I said.
**Sorka and Emily only appear in Dragonsdawn, which is essentially the prequel book to the entire Dragonriders world. So if you'd like to jump into this one, there's really only one book that you'd need to read/review. Menolly and Silvina are featured in several books, namely the Dragonsong/singer duo and All the Weyrs of Pern for Menolly and Dragonharper and Dragonsinger for Silvina. Again, only a few books for each woman, and easy to jump in without reading the rest of the series.**
Sorka and Emily:
So yes, Dragonsdawn is one of my favorite Pern books, and I want to smish Sorka. But really, the main thing is THE EIGHT YEAR GAP! I mean, I know there was so much story to tell after that, and you had to get to thread and dragons and North and whatnot, but I'd really just love more of those first 8 (relatively) idyllic years. Show Sorka and the others growing up. Does she ever make friends with the other kids besides Sean? (Maybe future riders?) When does Sean realize what she might mean to him? Vet shenanigans! Dragonet shenanigans! Emily settling into life on Pern, dating Piere, hanging out with some of the other older generation, etc. Maybe Sorka and Emily run into each other for some reason?
Alternatively, I'd love to see something from the ending. They make it North and there's this triumphant Fall over Fort and then… Nothing. Okay, but somehow they had to create the Weyr and Emily and Paul at Fort, and the injuries, and all of those traditions and there was the first mating flight and how did Sorka and Sean become THE leaders and their kids and new colors of dragon and did anyone else besides the riders, like Pol and Bay, live at the Weyr as the first weyrfolk, or or or… *sigh* So much that could happen, so few words! If you ship, Sorka/Sean, Sorka/Catherine, Emily/Paul, or Emily/Piere, please. No cross-generation ships, please.
Menolly and Silvina
I love love love Dragonsinger, and that time period in the Harper Hall. I love Menolly's group with Sebell, Talmor, and Domick. I love the mentorship relationship with Menolly and Robinton, and also the kind of mentorship/mother relationship between Menolly and Silvina. I'd love anything set in that era!
For Silvina, there's this whole life that she's lived that we've only seen on the fringes of Robinton and Menolly's stories. What else happens in that Hall? You know she runs the place, like her mother. How was that transition? What other shenanigans has Silvina had to deal with? Or just a day in the life for her surrounded by these artist types.
I just don't even think I can express how much I love Harpers, and this period of Pern History, and the Harper Hall, and oh, Peimur and Robinton and Sebell and anyone else are welcome to come to the party too! If you ship, Menolly/Sebell, Menolly/Talmor, Menolly/Peimur, or Robinton/Silvina please. No cross-generation ships, please.
Request Fandom 3: Gunnerkrigg Court
Request: I'd love more from the past, with Rey and Coyote getting up to hijinks! Or perhaps one of them getting up to hijinks now! Rey is slowly changing, thanks to Annie; maybe how does coyote feel about that? Again, feel free to treat these as "Or" not "And." I'd love a story about either one of them alone, too! :D
**This is a webcomic, and each of these characters appears throughout, but have a few personal arcs that you could focus on. All in all, just a few hours worth of reading to get into this.**
I love tricksters, and both of these characters fall into that niche for me. At the same time, they are both these big strong appearing characters, who are really softies when it comes to Annie. Rey more than Coyote, but still. They've both obviously got a long history with the woods and the court, so I'm sure there are plenty of interesting stories from that era. I also love the sneak peaks we get into what Rey does when Annie and Kat are in classes. His tea parties and such must be the stuff of legends! Little Rey getting up to hijinks in the school and then being back in time to greet the girls would also be great! :D Robot, Shadow, Annie, Kat, and Ysengrin are of course welcome to come play too!
If you ship, Reynardine/Coyote, unrequited Rey/Surma, unrequited Rey/Antimony, or unrequited Ysengrin/Coyote please.
Request Fandom 4: Cracked: After Hours
Request: I am not-so-secretly addicted to this youtube series! I love the character interactions, I love the geeky references, and I love the hints of subtext/backstory! Poor Dan's issues and obsession with Spiderman! Soren's obsession with perfection (and maybe Daniel ;) )! Michael's inappropriateness and obsession with food! Katie's feminism and gothy tendancies! I love it all! I'd love to see what happens before or after the After Hours, or an AH-like episode!
**This is a web series, with most episodes coming in under ten minutes. So in the time it would take you to watch a normal movie you can crank through a dozen of these.**
More Details: Okay, so this is about as close to RPF as I get. I mean, I know that CAH are personas, but they are close to the real people, too. So what I'm saying is that you are an RPFer you can feel free to include real life stuff for them and I will think you are very clever, but the ties to their real selves will just go over my head. :D
Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way, on to what I love. I love the fact that these are just four best friends/frenemies/people whiling away their time until they inevitably drift apart (as Soren likes to think) who just gather around to talk meta. I love that there are rules (sometimes) but that the person demanding to adhere to them changes (Usually Daniel, but Katie in that epilogue episode that Soren derails. JUMANJI!).
Michael's occasional insightfulness (calling that racism in Forest Gump thing without even seeing it!) is also fun, as is his usual oblivious dofusness (I already took the red pill. Put ranch on it!). Dan's issues are hilarious to watch, especially in the episodes where they specifically tear into him. (The wooing episode, the cops episode, the zombie episode: "You all've been zombies for weeks. Months for some of you." "Sure.")
I love Soren's jock tendancies, and how he every so often lets them slip aside and lets his inner geek come out. (Though, as he states in the comicon episode, he isn't "out" as a geek, like them). :D Katie's alternating between sweet and girly (Katie's House of Pies and Little Cat Pies) and bloodthirsty and vicious ("There's brain and blood spatter, and everything! It's the best!") is probably my favorite!
Also, the background characters are great, like that guy-who-works-here-but-also-at-the-other-diner (which mysteriously burned down and Michael had nothing to do with it, he swears!). Ooh, and what about the blue gloves at the end of the Firefly episode! I would read the heck out of that AU-verse!
Also, I love how each of them had to go through that episode where their love was torn down: Batman/Bond for Soren, Spidy for Dan ("I'm Spiderman in mine"), Star Trek for Michael, and... come to think of it, I don't think Katie's had this episode, though she got close to it when she teamed up with Dan...
If you ship, Dan/Soren (those looks! so close to being canon!), Soren/Katie (all the subtext in the Batman episode!), Dan/Michael (the Mario episode!), Dan/Soren/Katie/Michael (Because why not?) please.
Request Fandom 5: The IT Crowd
Request: I love Moss! He is just too zany and out there. My favorite episode his hands down "The Final Countdown." "I've come here to drink milk, and kick ass. And I've just finished my milk." (I *died* of glee) I love the way Moss talks, the way he thinks, his absurd lying, and the way he is sometimes so ridiculously competent and sometimes so insanely not. :D I'd love something with Moss (and/or Roy, and/or Jen and/or Richmond) getting up to shenanigans and hijinks.
**This is a relatively short TV series, but it does take a couple of episodes to really get the characters. Especially Moss. ;) Each season is only six episodes long, however, so you can get through a season pretty quickly.**
More Details: I don't actually have much more for this one. :P I love Moss. I love Countdown. I love Roy and Richmond. I like Jen. I love the zany ideas and hijinks that Moss and Roy come up with. I also love the zany idea and hijinks that the Reynholms always come up with to make the boys miserable. I love the website to teach them to talk like real men. I love the time Moss plays DM for the VIPs. I love the way Roy (and to a lesser extent Moss) always get hurt. I love the fact that Moss's first reaction in a panic situation when the cops approach is to wildly kiss Roy. And that even after being called on it, a few minutes later his reaction is still the same. Do I spy a ship? I think I do! And if not, then gen please. :D Though, now that I'm thinking about it though, Moss/Richmond could be really interesting (maybe Moss worked late one night and things happened) - with the way the boys panic about the door... Ooh! What's behind the other door in that episode?
Request Fandom 6: Are You Being Served?
Request: I only selected Mr. Humphries, but any of the others are welcome to come out and play as well. I grew up watching this show, and Mr. Humphries holds such a special place in my heart. I love his outrageous costumes and excuses for them. I love the way he practically sings "I'm free" and then deepens his voice to say "Menswear." I love how campy he is and the expressions he gives the camera when he breaks the fourth wall. I'd love something set in the store, like a typical episode. Or one of his hijinks that lead to him showing up to work in a crazy outfit and having to explain to Mr. Lucas what happened. Go nuts! :D
**This one is a bit harder to get into for the first time, as it is a 10 season TV series, and the disks can be hard to find, but many episodes are on youtube. Fortunately you can grasp the concept and the basics of the characters just from watching a few half-hour episodes. But basically, if you skim the Wikipedia and watch any, say 3 or 4 episodes - or aprox the length of a regular movie - you'll know pretty much all you need to, to write for this one.**
More Details: I grew up watching this show; it was one of my first British comedies and started me on the path that led to Fawlty Towers and Monty Python. Thus, it holds a very special place in my heart. And Mr. Humphries is the specialest.
I'd love something like an episode, with the hijinks and shenanigans that they get up to. Or, like I said, what he gets up to in his off hours. Pick a crazy outfit and figure out how to get him into it! (And of course who was trying to get him out of it. ;) ). Also, please don't feel that the shorness of this entry reflects how much I care about this fandom. I really really do love it; I just don't have more to say about this awesome show! :D
Additionally, browsing me on AO3 will lead you to my writings, including stuff in Pern, Tortall, and Cracked AntiherOs, if you think that would be helpful or fun. :D
I think that's everything! Thanks so much!!!