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Yuletide 2016 [Sep. 27th, 2016|05:56 pm]
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Yuletide is upon us again! A pre-emptive thank you for writing for me. My letter keeps getting longer every year, Frankensteined together out of bits of previous letters. I hope this isn't a problem.

General likes:
-slice of life
-character studies
-pining (requited, unrequited, I love it all)
-angst
-fluff
-humor
-porn (plot usually preferred, but PWP is not a problem either)

General dislikes:
-AUs/fusions (I have a couple exceptions in my specific prompts)
-graphic violence/gore (that doesn’t mean no violence at all, just don’t dwell on the details)
-deathfic (unless it's canon death)
-kidfic (unless there are canon kids, but there aren't in any of the fandoms I'm requesting)

If you want to write sex: I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving serious pain/injury or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. (Though I love cumplay, for some reason.) I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer! In-character canon-compliant gen is also great. I'll list my ships in the specific fandoms, but that doesn't mean you should feel obligated to write shipfic.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I'd rather have you enjoy yourself than stress over trying to write the perfect fill. These are all canons I love and just want more (or in a couple cases, any) fic for in general.

On to the prompts!

I'm posting this letter early and will most likely flesh out more prompts later!

Adventureland (2009)
Characters: James, Joel

I spent half the movie thinking Joel was in love with James and was only excited to be making out with a girl because he was relieved that that might mean he wasn't gay. The movie didn't exactly support this position in the end -- but it didn't exactly denounce it, either. I'd love to see that explored, whether it remains one-sided from Joel or not. (I like Em, but I think she and James could end up breaking up without demonizing her at all, if that's a route you want to take.) I really liked the amusement park setting of the film, and wouldn't mind seeing them revisit it in the future, but Joel going to visit James in New York would be interesting, too. Maybe Joel lets James read a manuscript he's writing and wants his opinion, or maybe they're just hanging out talking philosophy or seeing the sights.

The Bronze (2016)
Characters: Any (nominated: Hope, Ben, Stan, Lance)

I'm one of the eight people who saw this movie in the theater, and I really liked it. Hope herself is a horribly abrasive person, but what I took from the movie was a strange sense of relief that even someone that mean and selfish could start to become a better person. I'd love anything set post-movie about that struggle. I love her relationship with her dad and how she's started to take some baby steps to repair it; anything about the two of them trying to have a healthier relationship would be great. Maybe doing some "bonding" stuff, like taking a vacation together. Ben is basically the most adorable person ever; I find myself wondering how he and Stan get along. Also, I can see his and Hope's very different views on pre-marital sex putting a strain on their relationship, and anything that explored that could be interesting.

As for Lance, I'd rather not have a fic that focuses on him exclusively but would rather see him interacting with the other characters. I'd also not say no to a threesome Hope/Ben/Lance fic if you can figure out how to make it work! (...this is why I'm requesting this and not attempting to write it myself, ha.)

Cloverfield (2008)
Characters: Hud, Lily

I just saw this movie for the first time earlier this year, and it FREAKED ME RIGHT THE HELL OUT. Hud and Lily were my favorite characters, and also, I think it'd would be very easy to write canon-bending AUs where they both live. (Just have Hud get on Lily's helicopter and have it unambiguously make it to safety, boom, done.)

What I most want from this is post-movie fic where they have to live with what happened and try to move on with their lives. Lily seems a lot tougher than Hud, but maybe she isn't. And as stupid as the characters could sometimes be in their actions, I actually thought Hud's devotion to Rob was kind of moving, if somewhat ill-advised. Do they end up with PTSD? Survivor's guilt? Do they just try to bury themselves in other things and not think about it? Has the incident brought them closer, or do they avoid each other because they'd prefer not to remember that night? And how is the world in general reacting to the monster attack?

Also, in a Hud Lives scenario, does he have his camera and the tape, or did it end up left behind with Rob? Does he ever watch it, or did the government confiscate it? Am I asking way too many questions?

Silicon Valley (TV)
Characters: Jared, Erlich

I love the whole cast of this show – Richard is actually my favorite; I love his realistic anxiety, I love how much he struggles with doing the right thing but generally has his heart in the right place, and I love how the show ends up being surprisingly optimistic even though the guys go through so much crap.

Jared/Erlich is the weird tiny OTP of my heart, though. I just love how both of them are so concerned with Richard's well-being in their own ways, and I think their personalities balance each other out really well. I started shipping them because of the season 2 finale (the little smile Erlich gives Jared when he starts coding – it did things to my heart) and in s3 Erlich actually trusted Jared with his financial situation, which was oddly touching. For all that fandom jokes about them being the “mom and dad” of Pied Piper there’s not much out there for the pairing that I didn’t write myself. But if you don’t want to write shippy stuff anything where they’re interacting is honestly great. Whether they're teaming up to mutually help Richard or find themselves opposing him and hating it, or just having a Julia Roberts movie marathon or something equally silly, I'd just like anything involving the two of them spending time together and realizing that they actually do get along.

I don’t have any NOTPs in this fandom, but I’m slightly burned out on Jared/Richard and prefer it when it’s one-sided from Jared. Relatedly, I kind of like the idea of Jared and Erlich both being in love with Richard, Richard being hopelessly straight, and the two of them bonding over that.

Sunspring
Characters: Any (H, H2, C)

If you haven’t seen Sunspring/don’t know what it is, please check it out! It’s only nine minutes long total: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7x2Ihqjmc And if you matched with me via Silicon Valley or The Bronze, Thomas Middleditch is in it, bonus!

To summarize, it’s a weird sci fi short film written by an AI. To me, the most fascinating thing about it is the way it shows how humans try really hard to assign meaning even to things that objectively don’t have meaning. I’ve heard various interpretations about what’s “really” happening in the film, and of course the computer wasn’t actually “intending” anything. The filmmakers had to interpret its output in a filmable way, and then we as viewers try to interpret it as a coherent story.

So: What do YOU think is going on? I personally feel like H2 killed C and H is taking the fall for it, but I don’t know why I think that, exactly. Heck, maybe C isn’t even actually dead; you can read the text of the script and it’s not actually specified (in fact, it really doesn’t sound like he is.) There’s definitely a weird, dark, surreal tone to the film, especially the end, and I think it could be fun to explore and expand on. Where are they and what are they doing? What the heck does H mean when he says he “got on this rock with a child and then [he] left the other two”? (Hm, maybe one of these fandoms does have a canon child involved after all.) Or maybe something about young people selling their blood for money, which is apparently a thing in this universe. Is that blood in the bag H is holding at the end? If so, whose blood is it?
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Trick or Treat 2016 letter! [Sep. 1st, 2016|09:13 pm]
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Hello and a pre-emptive thank you for writing for me! I love this exchange, I love fall, I love Halloween, I’m so excited, eee. Um, anyway, let’s get on with the letter! I’ve cobbled it together out of bits of previous letters, so bear with me.

General likes:
-slice of life
-character studies
-pining (requited, unrequited, I love it all)
-angst
-fluff
-porn (plot usually preferred, but PWP is not a problem either)

General dislikes:
-AUs/fusions
-graphic violence/gore (that doesn’t mean no violence at all, just don’t dwell on the details)
-deathfic (unless it's canon death)
-kidfic (unless there are canon kids – Playing House fic can certainly contain adorable baby-related shenanigans)

Normally I don't like horror or supernatural occurrences in settings that don't already have them, but this exchange is absolutely an exception. I still prefer if the main characters are alive and well by the end, and I still would prefer avoiding graphic depictions of violence, but other than that, ghosts and monsters and creepiness and general overall weirdness are very welcome.

I LOVE Halloween itself and will gladly read anything related to the holiday for any of these fandoms.

I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving serious pain/injury or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. (Though I love cumplay, for some reason.) I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer! In-character canon-compliant gen is also great. I'll list my ships in the specific fandoms, but that doesn't mean you should feel obligated to write shipfic.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I'd rather have you enjoy yourself than stress over trying to write the perfect fill. These are all canons I love and just want more (or in a couple cases, any) fic for in general.

As for art: I don’t ask for art because I’m not an artist and really don’t know anything about art, so I don’t really know what to request or prompt art-wise. That said, if you’re interested in art as a treat, I would absolutely adore it.

On to the prompts! Yes, a couple of these are repeated from previous exchanges. I still want them, so I'm still requesting them.

The Final Girls
Duncan, Vicki, Gertie

I actually like everyone but these three are my faves, so they’re the ones I’m requesting. (I also feel like Max’s story arc was wrapped up pretty perfectly in the actual film.) I would love to see sequelfic – the events of the second half of the double-header, or what happens if/when they finally get home. Or exploration as to how exactly they ended up in the movie in the first place! I would vastly prefer nobody get actually for real killed off, but fakeout/impermanent deaths are fine (just, you know, not too graphic, please. I really appreciated this movie’s PG-13 rating.) I really love Duncan and Gertie’s relationship as kind of antagonistic stepsiblings who still love each other and would love to see that explored (especially since Gertie watched Duncan “die” already), and Vicki and Gertie have this awesome frenemy thing going on that I also love. I could totally ship them if you want to go that route.

Ghostbusters (2016)
Kevin, Garrett

Agh I know I KNOW this is such a great movie with Strong Female Heroes and here I am wanting to ship the two hot guys who never even meet onscreen I KNOW it’s terrible, okay, just terrible. But the heart wants what it wants and what mine wants is for Chris Hemsworth and Zach Woods to make out. How do they even meet? I don’t know! Maybe via a “my life was ruined by ghosts” support group Kevin doesn’t even think he needs to attend, but the Ghostbusters think might be good for him? I love how Kevin is so dumb but so sweet and earnest, and basically becomes the team’s lovable clumsy puppy by the end. He’s an idiot but he’s THEIR idiot and they just want him to be okay, dammit!

I’m pretty curious about what Garrett does post-Gertrude Aldridge incident. Does he keep his job, or get another one somewhere else – that turns out to be just as haunted, and he has to call the Ghostbusters for help? Honestly I have a lot of sympathy for him, since I don’t even think I would have reacted as well as he did when confronted with an actual bona fide malevolent spirit.

Incidentally, I’m kind of sad that Garrett and Patty never meet in the movie. I like the idea of them getting excited about history together.

A last-minute addendum: I mentioned on Imzy that I was going to request Ghostbusters, and someone asked if I was going to be requesting ghost sex. I hadn’t planned on it, but... the more I think about it, the more appealing either character getting dubconned by a ghost (of either gender) is. Or maybe there are shenanigans involving possession? (Like, Garrett is into Kevin, assumes Kevin’s way out of his league, but then a possessed Kevin comes onto him and he isn’t sure how to react...) Feel free to get weird with it, just try not to break anyone permanently.

Gravity Falls

Robbie

Three of the things I love in this world: hoodies, TJ Miller, and characters who act like assholes to cover up their immense insecurities. I just binged Gravity Falls recently and, needless to say, I REALLY LOVED ROBBIE. And there’s not a lot of fic about him. I mean, I totally understand why he’s not a very popular character, but I would love to see that remedied.

I have a lot of feelings about Robbie being part of the prophesied hero group from the end of Weirdmageddon – the heroes who ended up not actually really accomplishing anything, ultimately. Everyone else involved had had some opportunity to fight against occult forces at some point in earlier episodes, but not Robbie; he’d just kind of had weird things happen to him. The fact that he suddenly had the chance to do something heroic, and then it never actually happened, just made me really sad for him? So I’d love a fic where he does get a chance to be a hero. He can totally be a whiny jerk about it, I mean, he’s still Robbie = ) Gravity Falls is still a place where weird crap happens, and there are lots of supernatural forces and cryptids and mythological creatures the show never introduced – selkies, sirens, Bigfoot, vampires (well, apparently Mabel ran into some at some point offscreen), whatever, the show basically gives you carte blanche to write whatever weird creepy stuff you want, run wild! I also recently picked up Journal 3 and it's full of weird creatures that never made it into the show. If you have access to it, there might be some inspiration there.

I also thought the end of the Love God episode was pretty skeevy, tbh, and the fact that Robbie and Tambry didn’t seem particularly concerned for each other in the finale made me suspect they’d broken up. I will also admit flat out that I spent the whole show sort of half-hoping that Robbie and Wendy would get back together, but if you’d rather write them as just friends I’m totally cool with that too. I also have a weird desire for futurefic Robbie/Dipper? I guess I'm just a sucker for former-rivals-as-friends (or boyfriends), though if you go this route I'd rather Dipper be at least 18. A three-year age difference seems a lot less weird when the characters are 18 and 21 then when they're 13 and 16 = )

Playing House
any (nominated: Emma, Maggie, Zach, Bruce, Charlotte)

I really love the characters in this show – I think Emma and Maggie's friendship is realistic and wonderful, and I love how they both have selfish and mean moments but are at heart good people who've got each others' backs. I'd take any fic at all for this show and be thrilled; there's definitely a lot of opportunity for adorable fluff involving Charlotte. I really love the episode where Bruce and Zach babysit and would love more of that; I also love Maggie and Zach's relationship and how she feels protective of him. Something about their childhoods might be fun, or them in the aftermath of their parents' death, if you want to go a darker, sadder route. Or something on the crackier side, involving Bosephus or the raccoons who lived in the playhouse in the first episode (or both at once?).

I don't particularly ship anything in this series; I could probably be convinced of Emma/Maggie pretty easily but I love their friendship the way it is, and I think Bruce and Maggie's arc in season 2 has been pretty cute. I also have a weird desire for some Emma/Zach that goes somewhere awkward and embarrassing – a hookup they both immediately realize was a terrible idea and try to hide from Maggie? I'm mostly ambivalent toward the Emma/Mark canon arc; I like them both but I'm not sure they'd be good for each other in the long run. Really though, as I said, anything goes.

Silicon Valley
Jared, Erlich

I love the whole cast of this show – Richard is actually my favorite; I love his realistic anxiety, I love how much he struggles with doing the right thing but generally has his heart in the right place, and I love how the show ends up being surprisingly optimistic even though the guys go through so much crap.

Jared/Erlich is the weird tiny OTP of my heart, though. I just love how both of them are so concerned with Richard's well-being in their own ways, and I think their personalities balance each other out really well. I started shipping them because of the season 2 finale (the little smile Erlich gives Jared when he starts coding – it did things to my heart) and in s3 Erlich actually trusted Jared with his financial situation, which was oddly touching. For all that fandom jokes about them being the “mom and dad” of Pied Piper there’s not much out there for the pairing that I didn’t write myself. But if you don’t want to write shippy stuff anything where they’re interacting is honestly great.

I don’t have any NOTPs in this fandom, but I’m slightly burned out on Jared/Richard and prefer it when it’s one-sided from Jared.

I'm having a hard time thinking of specific prompts. Halloween must have happened sometime during season 2, but we never saw it onscreen, so it seems like there'd be opportunity to fill it in there – assuming the crew even had time to have a party or acknowledge it at all! I would actually enjoy seeing the cast react to ridiculous horror scenarios, like a zombie apocalypse, as long as it was played mostly for laughs and nobody actually gets their brains eaten. Also, the Winchester Mystery House is in San Jose; just tossing that idea out there, ha. An overnight stay as a team-building exercise?

Sunspring
H, H2, C

If you haven’t seen Sunspring/don’t know what it is, please check it out! It’s only nine minutes long total: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7x2Ihqjmc And if you matched with me via Silicon Valley or The Final Girls, Thomas Middleditch is in it, bonus!

To summarize, it’s a weird sci fi short film written by an AI. To me, the most fascinating thing about it is the way it shows how humans try really hard to assign meaning even to things that objectively don’t have meaning. I’ve heard various interpretations about what’s “really” happening in the film, and of course the computer wasn’t actually “intending” anything. The filmmakers had to interpret its output in a filmable way, and then we as viewers try to interpret it as a coherent story.

So: What do YOU think is going on? I personally feel like H2 killed C and H is taking the fall for it, but I don’t know why I think that, exactly. Heck, maybe C isn’t even actually dead; you can read the text of the script and it’s not actually specified (in fact, it really doesn’t sound like he is.) There’s definitely a weird, dark, surreal tone to the film, especially the end, and I think it could be fun to explore and expand on. Where are they and what are they doing? What the heck does H mean when he says he “got on this rock with a child and then [he] left the other two”? Or maybe something about young people selling their blood for money, which is apparently a thing in this universe. Is that blood in the bag H is holding at the end? If so, whose blood is it?
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Yuletide 2015 Letter [Oct. 18th, 2015|01:26 pm]
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Is it Yuletide time again already? It must be, since this is all my LJ gets used for any more. Let's dive right into the letter – Frankensteined together out of bits of previous exchange letters as it is.

General likes:
-slice of life, character studies
-pining
-angst
-fluff
-porn (some semblance of plot usually preferred, but PWP is not a problem either)

General dislikes:
-AUs/fusions
-supernatural elements in canons that don't already contain them
-graphic violence/gore
-deathfic (unless it's canon death)
-kidfic (unless there are canon kids – Playing House fic can certainly contain adorable baby-related shenanigans)

I have ships for all these fandoms, but I am a-ok with gen too; I love fics that skew close to canon and none of these are canon ships, after all.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. Awkward sex can be entertaining but I prefer it if the characters end up enjoying themselves in the end. And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so small that just having more fic of them in existence will delight me. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I want you to enjoy writing your story!

Party Down – Kyle Bradway, Roman DeBeers

I love the relationship between these two and how it gradually develops over the course of the series. They start out genuinely antagonistic, but I feel like by the end of season 2 they actually kind of like each other. But neither one wants to admit that – probably partly due to embarrassment, and partly due to fear that the other doesn't reciprocate. They're actually fairly similar in that they're covering up a lot of self-doubt and insecurity, they're just doing it in different ways.

I'd love to see them in a situation where they team up and work together for some reason. Maybe it has to do with Roman's script from the last episode (which Kyle apparently genuinely admired), or against some third-party threat. I do ship them and would love to read getting-together fic, but just grudging admissions of friendship would be awesome, too.

Playing House – Emma Crawford, Maggie Caruso, Zach Harper

I love Maggie and Emma's friendship, and I love how they're both mostly good people but sometimes have selfish and mean moments. There is no fic at all for this series, which is a shame! I'm really interested in their childhoods/teenage years, and how protective Maggie is of Zach. I feel like the show doesn't tell us nearly enough about Zach -- where does he live? Does he have a job, and what is it? (He apparently can just take off to New Mexico. What's with that?)

Throwing some random ideas out there: Charlotte-related completely sickeningly sweet fluff would be very welcome (a Baby's First Christmas story -- we didn't get to see it onscreen, and I think there's also room for a lot of wistfulness, since Maggie's parents aren't there to see her daughter's first holidays.) Zach learning to be a better babysitter (does he ever get less grossed out by baby bodily functions?)

I also have an admittedly inexplicable desire to see a scenario where Emma and Zach hook up and immediately realize it was a horrible mistake, and try to awkwardly pretend it never happened while keeping it from Maggie.

Silicon Valley – Richard Hendricks, Jared Dunn, Erlich Bachmann

Richard is my favorite character – he's an unusually realistic depiction of someone with anxiety, but he's also really smart, has a good heart, and usually manages to pull himself together once he's backed into a corner, and I think that's awesome. I love how Jared and Erlich seem to be complete opposites at first, but they're both incredibly supportive and even protective of Richard in their own ways, and they both have their own brands of confidence that Richard is completely lacking. (Jared is very mild-mannered and I think the fandom often misinterprets that and makes him a total doormat, but he's actually willing to stand up for himself when he thinks it's important, and I think it's clear he's very comfortable with who he is.)

I'm terrible at coming up with specific prompts for this series, sorry! Anything where Richard is in over his head and needs to rely on the others is great; so is any scenario where Erlich is being uncharacteristically nice or Jared is uncharacteristically assertive. Futurefic would be fine -- writing fic mid-hiatus can be kind of awkward, anyway. Or what about that time Russ Hanneman left Erlich and Richard to watch his kid for several hours? How did that go? That's definitely a scenario you could get Jared into easily enough, too.

I don't mind background Dinesh/Gilfoyle or NelsonBelson or any other pairing, but I'm not all that interested in reading about it, either.

I would absolutely love threesome porn, btw. If you are so inclined. (I don't mind if there is some recreational drug use involved either; that just fits with canon.)

The Watch (2012) – any (nominated characters: Evan Trautwig, Bob, Paul, Jamarcus)

I figure if I keep requesting fic for this movie, I'll have to get it some day... right?

So I have a little bit of a celebrity crush on Ben Stiller, which is the only reason I ever picked up this movie; it didn't look like something I'd enjoy at all, but boy, did I misjudge. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although the "overprotective dad" schtick can be annoying. I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick? Is he physically transformed into a human or is it some kind of disguise? His blood is still green, after all. Can he turn back into his alien self and win all the Best Costume awards at every Halloween party ever? (Yes, this is recycled from my Trick or Treat prompt. I don't mind Halloween fic for Christmas, either.)

And have the aliens really given up on invading Earth? And what were they taking people's skin for, anyway?
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Trick or Treat 2015 [Sep. 14th, 2015|06:02 pm]
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Hello and a pre-emptive thank you for writing for me! This exchange was a blast last year and I'm so excited. Sorry if my letter's a bit rambling; I keep cobbling exchange letters together out of pieces of previous letters.

I like anything from angst to fluff to humor to PWP. I don't like really graphic violence or gritty nihilistic hopelessness – though none of these canons really lend themselves to that, IMO.

Normally I don't like horror or supernatural occurences in settings that don't have them, but this exchange is absolutely an exception. I still prefer if the main characters are alive and (mostly) well by the end, and I still would prefer avoiding graphic depictions of violence, but other than that, ghosts and monsters and creepiness and general overall weirdness are very welcome.

I LOVE Halloween itself and will gladly read anything related to the holiday for any of these fandoms. Trick-or-treating, costume parties, characters trying to scare each other via pranks or ghost stories -- anything at all.

When it comes to sex scenes I like m/m, m/f, or m/m/f threesomes (I have a couple of those in my prompts.) I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving serious pain/injury or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer! In-character canon-compliant gen is also great. I'll list my ships in the specific fandoms, but that doesn't mean you should feel obligated to write shipfic.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. I'd rather have you enjoy yourself than stress over trying to write the perfect fill.

On to the prompts! Yes, a couple of these are copy-pasted from previous exchanges. I still want them, so I'm still requesting them.


Around the World in 80 Days
any (nominated: Monique, Phileas, Passepartout)

This movie is silly but adorable, and I love all three characters and their relationships. I was dismayed that there is no fic for them at all, even though they have such an obvious ot3 setup! (I love Phileas/Monique too, though.) Any fic at all would be wonderful, but some general ideas:
-Does Passepartout stay in England? If so, does he get homesick? If not, does he ever miss Phileas and Monique, or do they ever visit China?
-Does Phileas actually like being in charge of the science academy? He's been a loner for so long, that might be quite an adjustment.
-There are some blanks in the narrative that could be fun to fill in -- side adventures. The most obvious is, how did Passepartout end up lost in the desert with a deer skull on his head, anyway? (...and what the heck were the Wright Brothers doing there to find him... they're from Ohio. This movie did not much care about historical accuracy; research very much not required. ...Phileas/Wilbur Wright crackfic is a thing I have considered.)
-Porn! Fluffy fun porn preferred. Phileas sure does get hung up on the crossdressing thing -- bringing that into play is optional.
-want to go somewhere darker? It's Victorian England, after all, and that setting is ripe for ghosts or Frankenstein monsters. How would Phileas react to a supernatural occurence science couldn't seem to explain?

Playing House
any (nominated: Emma, Maggie, Zach, Bruce, Charlotte)

I really love the characters in this show – I think Emma and Maggie's friendship is realistic and wonderful, and I love how they both have selfish and mean moments but are at heart good people who've got each others' backs. I'd take any fic at all for this show and be thrilled; there's definitely a lot of opportunity for adorable fluff involving Charlotte. I really love the episode where Bruce and Zach babysit and would love more of that; I also love Maggie and Zach's relationship and how she feels protective of him. Something about their childhoods might be fun, or them in the aftermath of their parents' death, if you want to go a darker, sadder route. Or something on the crackier side, involving Bosephus or the raccoons who lived in the playhouse in the first episode (or both at once?).

I don't particularly ship anything in this series; I could probably be convinced of Emma/Maggie pretty easily but I love their friendship the way it is, and I think Bruce and Maggie's arc in season 2 has been pretty cute. I also have a weird desire for some poorly thought out Emma/Zach that goes somewhere awkward and embarrassing. I'm mostly ambivalent toward the Emma/Mark canon arc; I like them both but I'm not sure they'd be good for each other in the long run. Really though, as I said, anything goes.

The Royal Tenenbaums
any (nominated: Chas, Eli, Richie, Margot, Royal, Etheline)

I got an absolutely adorable Chas/Eli fic last year, but I still love this movie and these characters and would love more fic. While Chas and Eli are my favorites and I'd love more about them (either shippy or just friendship; they're two lonely people who, I think, could be really good for each other), I love everyone else too. Other ideas:

-the Tenenbaums as kids and how Eli fits into the family, or doesn't; he's Richie's friend, but is he close to Chas or Margot? Etheline seems to have a lot of sympathy for him, but what about Royal?
-there are a few notable deaths over the course of the movie – Rachel before it starts, and Royal, and even Buckley. Are any of the characters haunted, either literally or figuratively?
-(how awful does Eli feel about what happened to Buckley? He definitely seems upset in the movie when he realizes what happened.)
-I am totally okay with the Richie/Margot relationship, but how does the rest of the family feel about it?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
any (nominated: Sean, Cheryl, Walter, Rich, Odessa, Edna (Walter's mom))

This is my favorite movie ever, and while there are a few really good fics, I always want more. I really strongly ship Walter, Sean and Cheryl as an ot3, but I could live with Walter paired with either of them as long as the other is still a close friend. (I wouldn't say no to Cheryl/Sean either although that seems kind of unfair to Walter! But hey, if you want to play with the idea, go for it.)

I'd also be interested in fic about Walter's childhood, or young adulthood after his dad's death, which is why I nominated his mom and sister this time around also. Or fic about Cheryl's son Rich – do he and Walter get along once Walter's dating Rich's mom? What does Rich think of Sean? Is Sean any good with kids? How aboud Odessa? Edna seems like she would love being a surrogate grandma.

I realize I'm basically prompting nothing but fluff for this, but there's certainly opportunity for something darker, either in Walter's imagination or in reality, especially considering that Sean's job could take him literally anywhere. Maybe Walter (and Cheryl?) accompany him somewhere.

Silicon Valley
(Jared, Richard, Erlich, Dinesh, Gilfoyle, Bighead, Carla)

This is a shiny new fandom for me (well, "new" as in I started watching it midway through season 2). I love this show for being surprisingly sweet once you look past all the profanity and innuendo. Richard is my favorite character – he's an unusually realistic depiction of someone with anxiety, but he's also really smart, has a good heart, and usually manages to pull himself together once he's backed into a corner, and I think that's awesome. Jared and Erlich are close behind him, but really, I love the whole main cast.

Jared/Richard is the juggernaut ship for a reason, but lately I've also found myself shipping Jared/Erlich or Erlich/Richard (or... even a threesome?? I haven't read that yet but I absolutely would if someone were to write it.) I just love how both Jared and Erlich are so concerned with Richard's well-being in their own ways. I also love Richard's friendship with Bighead; for a minute it seemed like the plot was going to head toward them being rivals, but nope, they seem as close as ever even if they don't see each other that often.

I'm having a hard time thinking of specific prompts. Halloween must have happened sometime during season 2, but we never saw it onscreen, so it seems like there'd be opportunity to fill it in there – assuming the crew even had time to have a party or acknowledge it at all! I would actually enjoy seeing the cast react to ridiculous horror scenarios, like a zombie apocalypse, as long as it was played mostly for laughs. Also, the Winchester Mystery House is in San Jose; just tossing that idea out there, ha. Or any combination of characters interacting in fic that we don't really see interacting in canon much; Carla and Erlich? Jared and Bighead? Dinesh or Gilfoyle one on one with basically anyone who isn't the other?

The Watch
any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)

So I have a little bit of a celebrity crush on Ben Stiller, which is the only reason I ever picked up this movie; it didn't look like something I'd enjoy at all, but boy, did I misjudge. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although the "overprotective dad" schtick can be annoying. I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick? Is he physically transformed into a human or is it some kind of disguise? His blood is still green, after all. Can he turn back into his alien self and win all the Best Costume awards at every Halloween party ever?

And have the aliens really given up on invading Earth? And what were they taking people's skin for, anyway?
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Night on Fic Mountain 2015! [Mar. 31st, 2015|08:41 pm]
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My poor neglected LJ -- it's nothing but fic exchange letters. Ah well. Here we go~

This is my second Night on Fic Mountain. I'm excited to participate again and excited about whatever you write for me! I'm requesting really tiny fandoms this year and the mere existence of fic for any of them will delight me.

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and outright horror. In general I'd rather read a fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. I'm not generally a fan of crossovers, but for this particular exchange if you want to write a ridiculous crossover between any of the things I requested, I wouldn't mind! I don't like drastic AUs, either, but thoughtful canon divergence can be wonderful.

When it comes to sex scenes I like m/m, m/f, or m/m/f threesomes (I have a couple of those in my prompts.) I like fairly vanilla sex scenes mostly -- light bondage is great, anything involving pain or body fluids not typically associated with sex, not so much. I'm fine with super graphic PWPs, if that's where your inclinations take you, but feel free to fade to black or not write any sex at all if you prefer!

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to. If you're having fun writing it, it'll be more fun to read!

On to the prompts! Yes, a couple of these are copy-pasted from previous exchanges. I still want them, so I'm still requesting them.

Around the World in 80 Days (2004) - Any (Phileas Fogg, Lau Xing/Passepartout, Monique La Roche)
This movie is silly but adorable, and I love all three characters and their relationships. I was dismayed that there is no fic for them at all, even though they have such an obvious ot3 setup! (I love Phileas/Monique too, though.) Any fic at all would be wonderful, but some general ideas:
-Does Passepartout stay in England? If so, does he get homesick? If not, does he ever miss Phileas and Monique, or do they ever visit China?
-Does Phileas actually like being in charge of the science academy? He's been a loner for so long, that might be quite an adjustment.
-There are some blanks in the narrative that could be fun to fill in -- side adventures. The most obvious is, how did Passepartout end up lost in the desert with a deer skull on his head, anyway? (...and what the heck were the Wright Brothers doing there to find him... they're from Ohio. This movie did not much care about historical accuracy; research very much not required. ...Phileas/Wilbur Wright crackfic is a thing I have considered.)
-Porn! Fluffy fun porn preferred. Phileas sure does get hung up on the crossdressing thing -- bringing that into play is optional. I am pretty firmly convinced Monique has a lot more sexual experience than he does.

By the way, if you matched on me because of Night at the Museum, and you haven't seen this movie, I really recommend it.

Night at the Museum - Any (Larry Daley, Nick Daley, Ahkmenrah, Jedediah, Octavius, Tilly)
I maybe went a little overboard on the character nominations, there. I love these movies, especially the third one, and have been really frustrated that fandom keeps throwing high school AUs and soulbonding at me, when those are both things I do not care for. I really like every character in the series (I just nominated some of my favorites), but I'm so fascinated by the nature of the tablet and what it does that I just can't get into AUs at all. Anything exploring that, and how the characters feel about it, would be awesome, but some more specific prompts:
-Larry and Nick post-3rd movie. I really love how their relationship played out in Secret of the Tomb; does Nick go to Ibiza after all? Does he get homesick? How hard is it for Larry, who's basically alone? Does Nick ever visit the London museum? (Ibiza is a lot closer to London than it is New York, after all.)
-I love Tilly! How crazy were her first few nights after the tablet came to London? She probably had some help from Ahkmenrah (and family), at least. How long did it take for her to figure out what Laaa actually was?
-I ship Jed/Octavius pretty hard. (Oh, this might be a good time to mention that I really do not subscribe to fanon about them; I don't think they were ever intended to be any particular historical figures, and Octavius especially only ever refers to himself as a general, not an emperor.) I could read endless "getting together" fic about them, but I'd read fic where Octavius' feelings are one-sided and they have to deal with the awkwardness of still being friends once they come to light, too -- I don't think I've ever seen anyone write that before. I definitely don't think they had a relationship prior to the third movie, but there's definitely opportunity afterward.
-Ahkmenrah just in general. He managed to not go completely insane despite being locked in a box screaming every night for 50 years; that's impressive. Is getting his family back as wonderful as he'd hoped? Does he ever feel bad about the tablet's move to London? Does he miss New York at all? And what's his relationship with Tilly and Lancelot like? (I could probably get behind Ahk/Lancelot, btw. I think I could ship just about anything in this series. Well, not Larry/Nick -- rather not go there, thanks.)

Tropic Thunder - Any (Tugg Speedman, Rick Peck, Kirk Lazarus, Alpa Chino, Kevin Sandusky)
I'd prefer something Tugg-centric, because darn it if I didn't end up strangely attached to him by the end of the movie. I really like Tugg and Kirk's friendship; they're both struggling with identity crises over the course of the whole movie, and they definitely seem to have gotten close by the end. But I also really like Tugg and Rick, and how devoted Rick is (well, okay, devotion that is temporarily tested by the allure of a private plane, but still, it wins through in the end.) So, yeah, anything friendship-y or regular ship-y with either of those pairings would be fantastic – but I also nominated Alpa, because Alpa is awesome, and I love that he and Lance Bass are apparently a happy couple at the end. But what did coming out do to his career? Are the guys all still friends, and were they all supportive? If Tugg were to end up in a relationship with Kirk or Rick (...or both. I am okay with that, too) it seems like he'd ask Alpa for advice. And I threw Kevin in there because he's an adorable nerd and has a little bit of a hero-worship thing going on with Kirk that could be interesting.

For a more concrete jumping-off point, maybe something involving tabloid rumors that turn out to either be true or not. Or maybe one of the characters has a social media scandal (an offensive-seeming tweet, a questionable snapchat) and has to deal with the fallout.

The Watch – Any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)
As you may have already gathered by looking at my nominations list, I really really like Ben Stiller. So I started watching everything he's ever been in that I could get my hands on, which is the only reason I ever picked up The Watch; it didn't seem like something I'd like at all. Then I actually watched it, annnnnnd I sorta love it a little bit. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although he has that "overprotective dad" schtick going on that can be annoying. (also his daughter was Audrey Hart in True Detective which is unrelated but amuses me.) I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick?

(And what the heck were the aliens stealing skin for, anyway? That's never actually addressed.)

Zoolander – Any (Derek Zoolander, Hansel, Matilda Jeffries)
Such an ot3. I'm slightly afraid that Zoolander 2 is going to joss my polyamory headcanon. My favorite scene in the entire movie is when Derek and Hansel switch instantly from enemies to BFFs after awkwardly airing their feelings, while Matilda just gets confused. All three of them are so cute together. I don't really have any concrete plot prompts except that I'd love to see something post-movie where they're all in a relationship together. Maybe something delving a little deeper into Derek founding his Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and how Hansel comes to be involved.
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Yuletide 2014 Dear Author Letter [Oct. 3rd, 2014|12:31 am]
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(Rough draft of the letter -- I might clean it up/add more prompts later.)

Hello, writer! This is my second Yuletide, and I'm excited to participate all over again. I'm copy-pasting some of the generals of last year's letter here, so if you're one of those people who browses past LJ entries and thinks things look familiar... well, that would be why.

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and outright horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me, and to let you know that if you DO want to write me porn, I'm a-ok with it.

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so tiny that just having more fic of them exist will delight me. Optional details are ENTIRELY OPTIONAL – don't feel the need to use any of them if you don't want to.

The Royal Tenenbaums – Chas Tenenbaum, Eli Cash
They're my two favorite characters, and for similar reasons; they both seem so lost and lonely, and I have to admit that I sort of ship them post-film. I'd love getting-together fic for that reason (and I can't imagine Chas getting into any kind of relationship without a fair amount of angst.) Non-romantic friendship fic would also be fantastic, though, or just general getting to know each other better. Eli was around a lot during their childhood, but as Richie's best friend. Did he and Chas ever hang out much as kids?

Tropic Thunder – Any (Tugg Speedman, Kirk Lazarus, Rick Peck, Alpa Chino)
I'd prefer something Tugg-centric, because darn it if I didn't end up strangely attached to him by the end of the movie. I really like Tugg and Kirk's friendship; they're both struggling with identity crises over the course of the whole movie, and they definitely seem to have gotten close by the end. But I also really like Tugg and Rick, and how devoted Rick is (well, okay, devotion that is temporarily tested by the allure of a private plane, but still, it wins through in the end.) So, yeah, anything friendship-y or regular ship-y with either of those pairings would be fantastic – but I also nominated Alpa, because Alpa is awesome, and I love that he and Lance Bass are apparently a happy couple at the end. But what did coming out do to his career? Are the guys all still friends, and were they all supportive? If Tugg were to end up in a relationship with Kirk or Rick (...or both. I am okay with that, too) it seems like he'd ask Alpa for advice.

Or maybe there are lots of rumors swirling about the sexuality of one of the characters and they have to deal with it, or somebody posts something poorly worded on Twitter and finds himself involuntarily causing a scandal and having to go on the defensive.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – Walter Mitty, Cheryl Melhoff, Sean O'Connell
I completely love this movie. It's sweet and earnest and Walter is just the most adorable thing. I'm just about a fandom of one on ao3 for this (though Doyle wrote me a fantastic Cheryl-centric giftfic this summer), and I really just want more fic, forever. I really strongly ship Walter, Sean and Cheryl as an ot3, but I could live with Walter paired with either of them as long as the other is still a close friend. (I wouldn't say no to Cheryl/Sean either although that seems kind of unfair to Walter! But hey, if you want to play with the idea, go for it.)

Anyway, as for specific prompts – I feel like Walter's emails from the end of the movie could potentially lead to some ideas:
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Or maybe Sean's photo wins some kind of award, but Sean doesn't normally attend that kind of thing. How does Walter feel about the attention? Or: Sean had to "self-stitch a bullet wound to my abdomen" shortly before sending Walter the negatives, what the heck is the story behind that?

Zoolander – Any (Derek Zoolander, Hansel, Matilda Jeffries)
Such an ot3. I'm slightly afraid that Zoolander 2 is going to joss my polyamory headcanon. My favorite scene in the entire movie is when Derek and Hansel switch instantly from enemies to BFFs after awkwardly airing their feelings, while Matilda just gets confused. All three of them are so cute together. I don't really have any concrete plot prompts except that I'd love to see something post-movie where they're all in a relationship together. Maybe something delving a little deeper into Derek founding his Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good and how Hansel comes to be involved.

The Watch – Any (Evan, Bob, Jamarcus, Paul)
As you may have already gathered by looking at my nominations list, I really really like Ben Stiller. So I started watching everything he's ever been in that I could get my hands on, which is the only reason I ever picked up The Watch; it didn't seem like something I'd like at all. Then I actually watched it, annnnnnd I sorta love it a little bit. Don't get me wrong, it's an incredibly stupid movie, but it has a surprising amount of heart, and Evan's actually one of my favorite characters, from anything, ever. He's so driven and cares so much (he actually reminds me a bit of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation), even if he's sometimes misguided, and the scene where he's talking to Bob about his problems having kids is actually kind of sort of touching in a way I didn't expect from a goofy comedy about aliens invading Costco. Bob in general is kind of a sweet doofus, although he has that "overprotective dad" schtick going on that can be annoying. (also his daughter was Audrey Hart in True Detective which is unrelated but amuses me.) I actually thought Bob was flirting with Evan at first and that was why he joined the neighborhood watch (the random butt-slap on their first meeting, I mean, come on), so heck, explore that if you want.

As much as I love Evan, the character that interests me the most is actually Jamarcus. I have SO MANY questions about Jamarcus. Is that his real name? Where does he live both during and after the film? Are his species monogendered or what? If they are, exactly what is he getting up to at Paul's orgies, anyway? (PS: If you are a porn writer, Paul gives you the perfect excuse to write a total PWP. I'm cool with xenophilia in this case too!) What's Jamarcus doing post-movie – does he have a job? Is the rest of the neighborhood watch helping him fit in and keep himself a secret? Does he ever get homesick?

(And what the heck were the aliens stealing skin for, anyway? That's never actually addressed.)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Ned Plimpton, Jane Winslett-Richardson
This movie ripped my heart out and stomped all over it, in the best way. I completely adore Ned, and his relationship with Jane. Filling in some time between them during the movie would be lovely, but I would also really like something post-movie about Jane. What was in those letters she wrote? Do she and Steve ever talk about Ned? Also, I know I said earlier that I don't normally like supernatural stuff in my non-supernatural fics, but the end credits sequence of the movie clearly shows Ned standing on the top of the Belafonte, and I sure as heck would not say no to a ghost story this time.
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Night on Fic Mountain 2014 [Apr. 23rd, 2014|07:40 pm]
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Oh gosh, this is my second fic exchange! I'm copying parts of this letter from my Yuletide 2013 one. I'm excited and nervous to be taking part all over again~

In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watsersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. (And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.)

I feel like browsing what I've written and bookmarked on ao3 is a pretty good indication of the kind of thing I like. But honestly, I'm REALLY not very picky. I also genuinely want every fandom I'm requesting, and they're all so tiny that just having more fic of them exist will delight me. Anyway, on to the specifics!

Fandom: Starsky & Hutch (2004); characters: David Starsky, Ken Hutchinson
Disclaimer: I have ONLY seen the 2004 film and am 100% unfamiliar with the original TV series. But, man, do I adore Movie!Starsky. He's a lawful good man in a chaotic neutral world, and it's obviously not always easy on him... and he definitely seems to have a giant crush on Hutch. (I mean, I kinda got a crush on him during the "Don't Give Up On Us" scene too, I can't blame him.) I would love to see a fic with Starsky really struggling with his sexuality, especially since sodomy laws were still on the books in California until 1976. Angst and self-loathing and Hutch comforting him, that's what I really want.

Fandom: Bottle Rocket; characters: Anthony Adams, Dignan
Oh gosh, I really love Dignan, as messed up as he is. I really would love any fic for this movie at all; things I'm particularly interested in are what Dignan's home life might be like (the movie doesn't really tell us at all), and what might happen to him once he gets out of jail. Is there still going to be room for him in Anthony's life? (I hope so. I would be a-ok with fic interpreting his feelings for Anthony as a little more than platonic, too.)

Fandom: The Royal Tenenbaums; characters: Eli Cash, Chas Tenenbaum
I'm completely hung up on both of them, and really interested in the idea of them spending time together -- and, yeah, okay, I kinda ship it, which is at least partly due to the actors playing them but also just because they're both so troubled and lonely. At the end of the film Richie and Margot seem to have found each other, but where exactly does that leave Chas and Eli? (I do like Richie/Margot as a pairing too, but I find myself wondering how Chas would feel about it.)

Fandom: Tropic Thunder; characters: Tugg Speedman, Kirk Lazarus
Both of these guys spend the whole movie struggling with self-identity, neither of them really sure who they actually are. But at the end they seem to have a pretty close friendship... okay, yeah, I ship this too. I don't have any clear ideas on what kind of story I'd want from this one. Maybe something where there are tabloid rumors about the nature of their relationship -- which are either true or not (or not true at first, but become so). Something like that? I dunno, I just love these idiots XD

Fandom: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013); characters: any (Walter Mitty, Cheryl Melhoff, Sean O'Connell)
I love this movie. No, like, I REALLY love this movie. I saw it seven times in the theater and I love all of the nominated characters in any romantic combination. I have no prompts for this, I just really, really want someone who isn't me to write fic of it some day. My only specific request is that if you'd rather write Walter/Sean than Walter/Cheryl, I really want Walter and Cheryl to be friends still! Whether they work out as a couple or not I think they really forged a special relationship by the end and I want them in each other's lives.

...wow, there's a lot of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in these. Huh.
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Dear Yuletide Writer 2013 [Oct. 8th, 2013|04:49 pm]
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This is my very first Yuletide, and while I'm excited I'm also nervous. If I commit any faux pas in this post or elsewhere in signups please bear with me = )

All of my prompts are going to be on the short and sweet side, because I'm not terribly picky about what I get. In general my favorite fics tend to be either short character studies or porn -- or some combination of the two. I like anything from angst to fluff to humor, but I dislike graphic violence and horror. In general I'd rather read a short fic exploring characters' relationships and emotions or a single scenario than any lengthy complicated epics. Not really a fan of crossovers or AUs, or magic/supernatural events in a canon that doesn't already contain them.

When it comes to sex scenes I prefer m/m or het, but I'm fine with f/f if there's plot in it, though I haven't requested many female characters. I also mostly like fairly vanilla sex -- light bondage is great, anything beyond that (heavy BDSM, watsersports, bloodplay, etc) not so much. (And hey, don't want to write sex at all, or would rather keep it vague or fade to black? That's fine too! I'm only being so specific in the hopes of avoiding something that squicks me.)


The Royal Tenenbaums

Characters: Chas Tenenbaum, Eli Cash, Richie Tenenbaum
Maybe it's just because Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play them and they're in so many things together but for some reason I can't get the idea of Chas/Eli out of my mind. They're two sad lonely men who could maybe be a little less lonely together -- whether it's romance, friendship, or something more confusing and desperate. Richie's feelings on their new-found closeness a plus. (Please no Chas/Richie, but I'm fine with background Richie/Margot).

Running Wilde
Characters: Emmy Kadubic, Steve Wilde, Fa'ad Shaoulian
OT3 anyone? Fa'ad certainly seems attracted to both Steve and Emmy at various points in the series. Maybe they find themselves okay with that.

Arrested Development
Characters: George Michael Bluth, Paul "P-Hound" Huan
Best friends and college roommates, they have some great scenes in the series (the "peace pizza" is my favorite). I'd love to see more about them -- their initial meeting, or general college hijinks, or something about what Fakeblock did to their friendship. ...and heck, I wouldn't say no to slash about them either, if you want to go that route.

30 Rock
Characters: Devon Banks, J.D. Lutz
Remember that time Devon got engaged to Kathy Geiss and she ended up in charge of NBC as a figurehead while he was really running everything and then he kind of couldn't handle it and had a breakdown and apparently had a lot of random anonymous sex in the park? ....well it was at the end of season 2/beginning of season 3. Lutz is canonically bisexual and a total pushover and I just love the idea of a slightly desperate Devon coming on to him and totally having his way with him. (If you wanted to involve Jonathan in some way I wouldn't mind that either.)


Wild ARMs

Characters: Rudy Roughknight, Cecilia Adlehyde, Jack Van Burace
...OT3 again, anyone? Seriously, why can I find no fic of these three? Porn with Rudy in the middle would be my favorite thing ever; something more focused on the emotional side, the three of them realizing how deep their connections to each other really go, would also be awesome. (Please, just don't involve Hanpan in any sex scenes!)

Let's Go to Prison
Characters: Barry, Nelson Biederman IV
This movie was way more adorable than I ever would have imagined. I love these guys. Post-movie domestic fluff at the vineyard would be amazing, or anything about how they first fell in love -- the movie gives us hints but leaves most of the details up to the imagination.
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Writer's Block: Dream or Reality? [Dec. 7th, 2010|05:55 pm]
Youji
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What do you think really happened at the end of the movie Inception? Have you ever had a dream that you confused with reality?


...I haven't actually seen Inception yet... but I once had a long dream based on the anime Cowboy Bebop, and just before I woke up, in the dream I got shot in the hip. It hurt so badly that as I started waking up I was afraid to move because it still hurt. As I gradually started to realize I had been dreaming, the pain faded away.

I also have had dreams in which something crazy happens, and then I "wake up" in the dream and tell a friend about my weird dream, only to wake up again for real and get confused about whether I've actually told the friend or not.
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Silly art meme [Jul. 17th, 2010|01:02 am]
Youji
I was convinced by some people on Gaia to do this drawing-a-day challenge even though I have... rather LIMITED art skills. I did two at once before realizing I was jumping the gun, but I figured I may as well post them!



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