|Night on Fic Mountain 2014
||[Apr. 23rd, 2014|07:40 pm]
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.