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2017-06-10 10:16 pm
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Rare Male Slash 2017 Letter

Thank you for writing/drawing for me! I've requested art and fic for all fandoms/ships, and I've tried to leave art-suitable prompts for all of them as well--but I'm not an artist, so feel free to leave an anon comment or contact me through the mods if you want more details.

All of the prompts are just suggestions! I'll be happy with any gift focusing on any of my requested ships. And feel free to put in any background ships you like; I've got no NOTPs in my requested fandoms.

As far as rating and subject matter go, I’m good with anything from the fluffiest hand-holding to the most dirtybadwrong noncon, and anything in between. Any level of violence or gore is also okay. I love fluff, I love angst, I love porn, and I will most likely love whatever you create for me! For the ships where one of the members dies in canon, I'm good with everyone-lives AUs, sad character death-centric gifts, gifts set before the death, or anything else you can think of.

My only DNW is pregnancy/mpreg/childbirth. I'm fine with mentions, but I'd prefer no detailed descriptions of pregnancies in fic or visual depiction of pregnant people in art.

In addition, I'm totally down for gifts portraying any of my requested characters as trans dudes, but if you do smut involving trans characters, I prefer no PIV sex.

I have a tag of previous letters if you want to see what I've requested in past exchanges. 

Note: I love all my requests equally, so please don't take length of prompts as indication of which ones I prefer! It's 100% an indication of which ones I had earlier prompts I could copy/paste and/or which ones belong to canons I watched/read/listened to recently, and 0% an indication of which ones I want more/less.

General likes include: kidfic/Accidental Baby Acquisition, supernatural AUs or plots (especially ghosts and/or fairies), 5+1 fics, sexuality angst/internalized homophobia (especially in historical fandoms), the Comes Back Wrong approach to resurrection fic, hurt/comfort (especially recovery fic for canonical trauma), characters dressing up fancy or going undercover in ways that require them to wear clothes they normally wouldn't, truth-serum or truth-spell-induced confessions of emotions

Porn-type likes include: pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella, crossdressing/guys in dresses or fancy lingerie, sex pollen, characters accidentally stumbling into kinks they like (especially in historical fandoms), sex toys (especially vaguely historically accurate or magic sex toys where canon allows), rough sex, gunplay


Jane Eyre

St. John Rivers/Original Male Character - I've had a soft spot for St. John since I first read the novel (and I love whoever nominated this, because I thought I was alone sailing my queer St. John ship). I'd love to see a love story exploring the ideas we see him express about love, and maybe a crisis of faith. I could see something pre-canon that ended badly, leading to him steeling his heart against love and devoting himself to his calling, or something set during his time in India (and drawing from another prompt for this pairing, I definitely wouldn't mind an India-set fic exploring colonialism). For visuals, I'm very flexible with appearance headcanons but I did love Jamie Bell's portrayal, and I would love art set in a church.

Les Mis

I prefer canon-era or canon-divergent AUs rather than modern AUs. I'd love gifts focusing on political or revolutionary happenings, post-barricades grief/trauma, some wild 19th century partying, or anything else you'd like to write/draw! 

Enjolras/Marius Pontmercy - I primarily ship this as angry politics-fueled hatesex (and/or hate-makeouts), but if you’d prefer to take a different tack, feel free! I’ve only got prompts for hatesex, though. Picture Enjolras deciding he needs to talk some sense into this Pontmercy after his disastrous first meeting with Les Amis (after all, he’s a friend of Courfeyrac’s, so he can’t be completely oblivious). But the conversation escalates to another argument, and Enjolras’s dommy tendencies and Marius’s subby tendencies are awoken, and things escalate. Picture Enjolras’s outrage when he realizes that not only has he slept with a Bonapartiste, he probably didn’t even manage to change Marius’s opinions.

Bahorel/Enjolras - I love the contrast between Bahorel's exuberance and Enjolras's seriousness, and how at the same time they're still devoted to their cause. I'd love to see Bahorel tempting Enjolras into taking a break and enjoying himself, or the two of them side-by-side in a riot.

Combeferre/Marius Pontmercy - This is even more of a crackship than my other Les Mis ships, but recently I fell in love with the idea of a romantic/sexual encounter set after Marius's disastrous first meeting with the ABC. I could see either a continuation of their political debate growing into something more, or an attempt to apologize for frightening poor Marius growing into something more

Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy - The first live production of Les Mis I saw had Grantaire sit on Marius's lap and kiss him during Red and Black, and I've been in love ever since. I love the idea of Grantaire flustering, corrupting, and/or deflowering Marius, and Grantaire's snark and Marius's earnestness interacting. Grantaire and Marius getting drunk! Grantaire and Marius going to parties! Grantaire seducing Marius and being both dismayed and excited to find out he's a virgin!

Javert/Marius Pontmercy - My favorite reading of this ship is that Javert is a repressed dom and Marius is a repressed sub and they have horribly unnegotiated kinky sex and feel guilty for cheating on their partners all the while (or perhaps only Marius is cheating, if you’d rather not hook Javert up with Valjean). Really, though, anything with grumpy Javert and awkward Marius would be lovely!

Raven Cycle

I love the mixture of magic and teen drama in the series, and I'd love gifts that show the characters fumbling around and making mistakes (whether in the relationships in general or in smut specifically).

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish, Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish  - I love the idea of these three/four accidentally falling into a relationship, with all of the being supportive and also being idiot teenagers that we see in canon. And if you want to work in Cabeswater weirdness, dream weirdness, and/or sex magic, I'd love that

Richard Gansey III/Henry Cheng - I loved their interactions in The Raven King, and I desperately want to see Henry's (probably disastrous, let's be honest) attempts to seduce Gansey, and/or how these two operate as a couple

Henry Cheng/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish - Everything above still goes, plus I'm especially interested in how Henry fits into the already-established group. Does he ask Gansey out, and discover that the rest of the gang comes along as a group package? Does he want the whole trio to begin with?

Magnificent Seven

In general, I'd love to see "casefic" exploring what other good deeds various members of the Seven might find themselves doing after Rose Creek (in an everyone-lives AU or otherwise), or post-canon fics focusing on grief. And as someone with a major weapons kink, I'd love art (or fic!) making use of the characters' guns or knives or bows, either for kink purposes or just as a visual.

Joshua Faraday/Vasquez - I loved the progression from rivalry and wariness to caring about each other that these two had in the movie, and I want all the fanworks for them, falling at any point along the development of their relationship. I've got a soft spot for fic/art showing the recovery process after an AU where Faraday survives the battle at Rose Creek, although I'd definitely be down for Vasquez mourning Faraday's death as well

Sam Chisolm/Goodnight Robicheaux - I am so fascinated by Sam and Goody's friendship and backstory, and I'd love to see how they came to be friends/lovers, or how that relationship would fit into the events of the movie

Sam Chisolm/Goodnight Robicheaux/Billy Rocks - I love the idea of Sam not quite sure how to feel about his old lover having a new boyfriend, until Goody and Billy seduce him together

Sam Chisolm/Vasquez/Red Harvest - I'm going to be honest, I'm not sure what dynamic I'm looking for here, but I love the idea of the three survivors of the 7 seeking solace in each other

Sam Chisolm/Joshua Faraday - I love the contrast of Faraday's attitude to Chisolm's, and if you're into porn, I'd love some daddy kink and/or Chisolm calling Faraday 'son'

Joshua Faraday/Teddy Q - I loved the scene where Faraday gives Teddy shooting lessons, and love the idea of Faraday taking it upon himself to teach Teddy the rules of seduction

Dark Matter - Michele Paver

Gus Balfour/Jack Miller - I loved everything about this book, from the claustrophobia of the setting and the haunting to how adorably in denial Jack was about his crush at the beginning. I'm ecstatic that other people are interested in fanworks about these two! I'd love an AU where Gus survives and he and Jack work through what the fuck happened at Gruhuken, or something where Jack realizes Gus has been trapped as a ghost and must return to free him. (I am fond of the ghost/haunting aspect of the novel, though, so I'd prefer that a gift for this ship not be a mundane AU.)

The Adventure Zone

This fandom would be, in my opinion, an especially great fit for sex pollen or truth spell (Zone of Truth!) shenanigans

Magnus Burnsides/Merle Highchurch/Taako - I just love the idea of these three together, from something set at the beginning of the podcast when they're just beginning to work together, to a work drawing from Stolen Century backstory and set during initial mission training or during their dimension-hopping. I'd love something set while they're camping out on one of their quests, with them ending up cuddling under the stars despite Taako and/or Merle's protests that this definitely doesn't mean they care about each other or anything

Magnus Burnsides/Taako - I love Magnus finding out that despite his grief, he's falling a bit in love again, and Taako finding that despite his best efforts, he cares about his travelling companion. It doesn't have to be true love, though--I like these two both as romantically involved and as friends with benefits (that goes for all my ships, really). I'd love to see Taako making romantic and/or sexual use of spells, or Magnus carving something for Taako

Sazed/Taako - I love the dimension that a romantic/sexual relationship adds to Sazed's betrayal and Taako's attitude towards Sazed. I'd love to see Sazed's perspective on the poisoning, or on a less angsty note, Taako and Sazed cooking together

Wynonna Earp

I love the monsters and the tropiness of canon. If you want to write a casefic or draw my requested ships fighting some demons, I would be very into that. Sex pollen, truth serum, and other tropes would also fit especially well in this canon, I think!

Xavier Dolls/Doc Holliday - I'm so here for grudging allies ending up, against their better judgment, liking each other. I'm especially into the Dolls/Doc dynamic after the season 2 premiere,and would love something set after that rescue.

Doc Holliday/Wyatt Earp - I love Old West settings, and Holliday and Earp definitely read to me in this canon as having something going on between them. I'd love some Earp curse backstory and historical-set slash!

Queen's Thief

I love the myths and gods and political intrigue in the series, and would love a gift that makes use of any of those (although I'd be just as happy with straight-up fluff or porn or whatever you'd like to make)!

Costis/Kamet - The culture clash between these two, Kamet adapting to life as a freedman, the sharing of myths and legends, Costis's mediocre Medean...there's nothing I don't love about these two and I desperately want more shippy content for them in my life. I'd love to see Kamet telling Costis more legends, how a romantic relationship would develop in parallel to the events in TaT, or what the two of them get up to post-Thick As Thieves (do they end up staying where they're sent, or do they get dragged back into politics?) And a porn prompt I've had stuck in my head since I read the book--Costis really wants to blow Kamet, and Kamet is absolutely scandalized, as that is not something a man like him should do to a slave. Art-wise, I'd love to see both of them reading together, or Costis interrupting Kamet's reading.

Costis/Eugenides - I love me some loyalty kink and royalty/commoner relationships! I'm especially into fanworks that play with their canonical roles/power dynamics, in a porny way or not (and listen, if you want to make me porn, Costis is such a sub). I'd also love to see Gen training Costis for espionage/his trip to the Mede Empire. I'd also love to see how Costis reacts to ending up as the king's lover, and if any rumors spring up/what Gen does to deter rumors.

Sophos/Eugenides - I'm interested in these two anywhere from during the events of The Thief to Conspiracy of Kings and beyond. Thief-set gifts would be fun in terms of identity porn, with neither of them knowing who the other really is. It would also be really interesting to see how both would balance a personal relationship with their royal duties (we already see this with their friendship in canon, but I'd love to see how romance would play into it). I'd love to see them stealing a kiss or a moment together while having to hide from those who might see.

Sophos/Ambiades - I'm very into Sophos having a bit of a hero-worship crush on Ambiades, and Ambiades finding him a exasperating but deciding he can use Sophos's feelings/indulge Sophos if it means getting some action
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2017-02-19 08:26 pm
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Smut Swap 2017

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! I’m within_a_dream on AO3, and I’ve got a tag of previous letters if you want to see more of what I like. I've requested fanart and fanfic for all requests.


My DNWs are anything focusing on pregnancy, oviposition, or expansion. I’d also prefer that any noncon be kept to the pairings and/or kinks where I requested it. Otherwise, feel free to run wild with additional kinks! I’m pretty easy to please.


I’d also prefer nothing dwelling on infidelity. Feel free to just gloss over or not mention why a character is sleeping with someone who’s not their canonical spouse for applicable pairings. (Or you can go for poly relationships! I’m pretty into polyamory in my fanfic, but I get that not everyone is.)


I've split each fandom section into ships and kinks. Generally speaking, if I've requested something for one pairing, feel free to apply it to any other fandoms or ships as well.


I'm generally more into informal kink than formalized BDSM, and I love characters accidentally stumbling into kinks. I'm always into sexuality-based or kink-based guilt.

My prompts are only suggestions—unless it contains one of my DNWs, I will read and love pretty much any sex scene, so write what inspires you! As a note, I'm good with vaginal, oral, anal, or any other type of sex for any of my requested ships, and I've got no preference as to who tops physically (if I have dom/top preferences in terms of kinks, they'll be specified in the prompts).


Les Miserables--Victor Hugo

I prefer canon-era or canon-divergent AUs for this fandom (although I'm not a stickler for historical accuracy--as long as it has a vaguely 19th-century feel I'm in!)

Ships:

Marius/Grantaire: The first live production of Les Mis I saw had Grantaire sit on Marius's lap and kiss him during Red and Black, and I've been in love ever since. I love the idea of Grantaire flustering, corrupting, and/or deflowering Marius, and Grantaire's snark and Marius's earnestness interacting.

Courfeyrac/Marius: I love the sexual tension that can arise from being roommates, and the dynamic of Courfeyrac introducing Marius to kissing, sex, kinks, etc.

Eponine/Cosette: This ship has a delicious mix of shared pasts, trauma, jealousy, and attraction. Don't get me wrong, I'm down for Eposette fluff, but I also love fanworks that play on the tensions between them.

Kinks

Aftermath of Torture: This is a kink I've requested for every fandom that it could remotely apply to. I am such a sucker for characters being traumatized and injured, and having (loving or ill-advised) sex as a reaction. Feel free to interpret 'torture' as literally or loosely as you want, and to fit it into the plot however you'd like.

Biting, Blindfolds, Handjobs: These are pretty self-explanatory.

Kink Exploration, Virginity Kink: These don't necessarily have to go together, but I'm really into Marius or Cosette being/playing inexperienced, wide-eyed, and virginal, and their partner kinking hard on introducing them to either sex or new kinks

Rough Sex: Again, pretty straightforward. I'm into both antagonistic dynamics that bleed into the sex (although this doesn't really work for Marius/Courfeyrac), and fluffy couples who also enjoy hair-pulling and biting and scratching in bed.

Playful Sex: So many of the characters in my requested pairings are dorks, and I'm always a sucker for silly smut.

Sex Toys: I love sex toys in historical fandom smut, especially when one character has never seen them before and is immediately intrigued. Don't feel like you have to do research--as long as you make the toys vaguely historical (e.g. no electricity or silicone), that's enough for me.

Overstimulation: I would love Marius or Cosette as the overstimulated party.

Crossdressing: I lovelovelove historical smut that plays around with gender roles, and more shallowly, I'm really into guys in dresses and girls in trousers.

Praise Kink: Marius or Cosette being told how good they're being--I like this by itself or combined with the virginity kink or kink exploration.

Size Kink: Marius or Cosette being overwhelmed by the size of their partner's dick or dildo, but also finding that they're really into it. Or, Marius is totally hung but doesn't realize it, and Grantaire or Courfeyrac takes advantage of his giant cock.

Internalized Homophobia: I love my porn mixed with a healthy (or maybe I should say an unhealthy) serving of guilt. Marius and Cosette seem to me like they'd be the most likely candidates, but I definitely wouldn't say no to this kink being applied to any other parties.

Les Mis- Tentacle Edition

'Ships': Marius/Tentacles, Marius/Cosette/Tentacles

Kinks: Loss of Virginity, Forced Orgasm, Multiple Orgasms, Multiple Penetration, Overstimulation

Tentacle porn is a bulletproof kink of mine, and I couldn't resist requesting my favorite subby characters getting some tentacle action. I'm into everything from Consentacles to characters resisting at first but finding they're into it to brutal tentacle noncon (so long as no one is permanently killed or maimed by the tentacles). I also don't mind a bit of anatomical improbability or body horror in the service of the kink.

The Queen's Thief--Megan Whalen Turner

I prefer fic and art set in the canon setting.

Ship:

Attolia/Eugenides/Costis: I love Costis's unquestioning loyalty for Attolia, and the trajectory of his opinion of Gen in King of Attolia. These three have the kind of relationship (both personally and in terms of court politics) that I love to complicate by adding romantic and sexual elements.

From a previous letter: One of my favorite things about this ship is the power imbalance. Costis very clearly views Attolia and Eugenides as monarchs rather than humans, which would make his relationship with them very interesting indeed. Who invites him to bed? Do they prefer to order him around, or let him take charge? If you want to get into D/s dynamics, I have a vague headcanon that Gen is a stubborn and mouthy sub—although things with Irene are complicated now because of their history, of course (maybe that’s where Costis comes in!).

Kinks:

Power Imbalance, Power Dynamics: I love Costis's internal struggle in KoA between seeing the other two as his rulers and observing their very human relationships and flaws, and I'd love to see how he reacts to his monarchs showing interest in him and wanting to have sex with him. I'd love porn that explicitly plays with the power dynamics at play here. In fic, I could see the distinction between personal and royal names being used to great effect.

Aftermath of Torture: My Les Mis prompt is relevant again here. I'm especially into fic where Costis is sent on some sort of secret mission, and returns damaged and/or tortured.

Authority Kink: I would love a gift playing with Gen and Irene's positions--maybe bringing crowns, scepters, and other trappings of authority into the bedroom (or giving them to Costis...I could see Gen wanting Costis to fuck him while wearing his crown, and Costis being horrified but also aroused).

Finger sucking, Fingerfucking: Listen, I have a hand kink. I've got no preference as to who's doing the sucking or the fucking, although I'm partial to Irene putting her fingers in Costis's mouth or ass and Costis nearly self-combusting over his queen fucking him.

Banter as Foreplay: If ever there was a kink tag appropriate for a ship involving Eugenides, it was this one. Also, I could see Costis being nervous at first about mouthing off to his king and (especially) his queen, but eventually being able to hold his own.

Praise Kink: I am so into nervous Costis being told what a good job he's doing by Gen and Irene.

Knifeplay: I'm very into sexy uses of knives in general, or Gen's hook in particular. Costis showing how much he trusts Gen by baring his throat to Gen's hook is a scenario I've had in my mind for a while.

Raven Cycle--Maggie Stiefvater

Ships, part 1:

Blue Sargent/Gwenllian: I think I might be the only person sailing this ship, but I just love the idea of Blue having a bisexual awakening because of Gwenllian, and Gwenllian finding this both amusing and sexy.

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent (OT5): I love the friendship dynamics in the series, and would love it even more if these dorks accidentally fell into polyamory and/or orgies.

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent/Henry Cheng (OT5+Henry): In light of TRK, I'd love to see how Henry ends up involved in the orgy-blob that is the Raven Boys and Blue. Does he discover after he ends up friends with them that they're all banging? Is one of his motivations for getting closer to the gang that he wants to get in on those sweet, sweet, awkward friend orgies? I haven't decided what my personal headcanon is, but I definitely want to read about all six of these characters banging.

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Blue Sargent: I'm so into Noah as a conduit/kiss proxy, and into this relationship in general. Ghost sex + the kissing curse = really fun porn.

Kinks

Sex Toys (Magic): Please show me the absolutely ridiculous and fantastic sex toys that Ronan dreams. (In the case of Noah/Gansey/Blue or Gwen/Blue, I could see him deciding to make them a present or something, and everyone being suitably embarrassed about it but still enjoying the toy). Or maybe Gwenllian has some strange magic sex toys, which Blue is both weirded out and fascinated by, or Blue introduces Gwenllian to the wonders of the vibrator.

Awkward Sex, Laughter During Sex: All of these characters (with the exception of Gwenllian) are a) teenagers, and b) each dorks in their own unique way, and I'd love to see that play into the porn. All of the ships I requested here have a rich potential for awkwardness--use that however you'd like.

Lingerie, Makeup: I'm very into characters getting dressed up, in art and fic both. For the ships involving dudes, I have the idea of Blue doing her boys' makeup. I'm always into boys in lingerie, and I could see Blue laughing at or criticizing their choices (and also being very turned on).

Birthday Sex: Pretty self-explanatory. For the orgy ships, I'm especially partial to "Happy birthday! We're all gonna gangbang you!", especially with the gangbang-ee being Gansey or Henry (and, if you wanna combine it with Magic Sex Toys, Ronan dreaming up a magic strap-on for Blue).

Ships, part 2

Noah/Barrington Whelk: One of my favorite ships is Noah/Sadness, and I think Noah and Whelk having been lovers before Noah's death adds a nice twist to the angst of the story. I just really want angsty smut about how much Whelk sucks as a boyfriend and a friend.

Kinks:

Rough Sex, Rough Oral Sex, Dirty Talk, Limit Testing: I see Whelk as a selfish lover who likes it rough, and Noah not being super into it, but not wanting to tell Whelk to stop for fear of losing what they have.

The Magnificent Seven


Ship:

Joshua Faraday/Vasquez: I love this ship's potential for belligerent sexual tension, and repressing your emotions until they come bursting out at incredibly inopportune moments. If it matters to your plot, I'm happy with either an everyone-lives or Faraday-lives AU, or a fic that leaves Faraday's canon death as is. (I prefer canon-era fic and art for this fandom.)

Kinks

Aftermath of Torture, Injured Sex: I'm not picky on who the injured and/or tortured party is, or how the incident comes about. I just love the vulnerability inherent in the kink/s, and characters reacting to trauma by banging someone.

Internalized Homophobia: My evergreen kink for historical fandoms. I am very into sex- and orientation-based guilt.

Rough Kissing, Sexual Teasing

Gunplay: Mag 7 is tailor-made for reckless gun use during sex. I like people having guns held on them during sex, people blowing guns, people getting fucked with guns...it's all good. For this pairing, I'd prefer it to be consensual, with both parties really into it. Optional prompt: after the scene in the film where Faraday goes off about the names of his guns, Vasquez manages to steal one or both of them off of Faraday, and they have some impromptu gun sex involving Vasquez calling Maria and Ethel by name.

Language Kink: Faraday, although he'd never admit it, is wicked turned on when Vasquez speaks Spanish to him. (Or perhaps Faraday takes the initiative to learn some dirty vocab in Spanish to surprise Vasquez.)

Sharing Clothes: I'm thinking one man (accidentally or on purpose) borrows the other's clothes, and the other is surprisingly turned on by his lover wearing his shirt/trousers/what have you.

Timeless

Ship

Lucy/Wyatt/Rufus: I've shipped these three since the first episode, and as of writing this request there's not a single romantic fic for them on AO3. Teammates who end up having sex is one of my fave ship dynamics, and it would be unimaginably thrilling if I didn't have to write the first fic for this ship! A note: Lucy/Wyatt by itself isn't the most interesting ship to me, so I'd prefer a gift that isn't established Lucy/Wyatt adding Rufus in. And as for Rufus/Jiya, if your gift ends up addressing their relationship, my personal headcanon is that they've agreed to an open relationship, with Rufus fine with Jiya dating other people but not expecting he's going to get the chance to find anyone else--until he accidentally sleeps with Wyatt and Lucy. The only thing I don't want is Rufus cheating on Jiya.

Kinks

Aftermath of Torture, Injured Sex: There are a lot of canonical injuries in the show to work with, or you could introduce some original torture, gunshot wounds, etc.

Clothing Kink: This canon has so many opportunities for historical costume porn! Characters finding the historical clothes hot and characters struggling to get the historical clothes off in order to bang would both be fun (and I'm always a sucker for art featuring costumes/historical clothing).

Sex Pollen: I have no specific prompts for how you'd fit it into canon, but sex pollen is one of my favorite tropes, and it would be such a fun way for these three to end up in bed together for the first time.

BDSM: This is one canon where I could see the characters involved in the BDSM scene, although if you'd rather go for an informal dynamic I'd also be 100% on board with that. My personal preference is for Wyatt as a sub (I see him as into impact play, spanking, or something similar, but go wild), Lucy as a dom, and Rufus as someone who's never done anything remotely kinky but finds himself very into it.

Inexperienced Top: I have Rufus in mind for this. I could see him as someone who (first with studying at MIT, then with his job, then with Rittenhouse threatening him) never really had time to date, so he's a little intimidated by the much more experienced Wyatt (or Lucy). Combining this with the BDSM, I'd love Lucy and Wyatt showing Rufus how to dom, and Rufus finding out he really enjoys it.

The Bright Sessions


Ship

Mark/Damien: I love this ship anywhere from fully consensual to creepy mind-control noncon. I just want more fanworks of the two of them getting it on ;)

Kinks

Superpower Sex, Mind Control, Consensual Mind Control: I am very into the sexy applications of Damien's power, whether it's Damien using it on Mark, or Mark taking advantage of his power coming back. I'm down for consensual power applications, Damien nonconsensually willing Mark to be into him, or Mark taking advantage of Damien after Ep 32.

Dominant Masochism, Topping from the Bottom/Pushy Bottoms, Reluctant Sadist: I have a headcanon that Damien is a sub and/or a masochist, and part of the reason he's so desperate to find someone with his power is for kink purposes. I'd love to see him convincing Mark to mind-control him into doing whatever Mark wants, and/or him willing Mark to hurt him (and Mark objecting, but finding himself upsettingly into hurting or controlling Damien).

Wolf 359


Ships

Lovelace/Minkowski: I love this ship both as hatesex around Lovelace's introduction, and after they've grown to trust each other. (And if you want to make something set after the Lovelace reveal at the end of the last season, I'd be very into that as well.)

Lovelace/Maxwell: These two have very intriguing dynamics, and I'd love to see that play out as hatesex or as a more genuine relationship.

Hera/Maxwell: They care so much about each other, and Maxwell still ends up betraying Hera in the end--I love angsty femslash. (Also, AI sex is my jam.)

Hera/Lovelace/Maxwell: I'm always down for combining two ships I love into a polyship! I hadn't considered this before seeing it nominated, but I'd love to see your take on how all three of them would interact.

Minkowski/Hera: As two of the original Hephaestus crew, these two have been together through a lot, and I've shipped them since they were the only femslash possibility. (Plus, again, AI sex.)

Kinks

I'll list the kinks I requested below, but in general, I'd love porn that takes advantage of the setting (and if Hera's involved, makes creative use of machinery). I'm always into Hera accidentally (or "accidentally") listening in on other people jerking off/having sex, and I'm also always into sex that plays on people's wariness of each other or uncertainty if the other party can be trusted.

Zero-gravity sex, Cunnilingus, Dirty Talk, Adrenaline, Robot Sex, Nipple/Breast Play

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

Ships

Elizabeth Bennet/Jane Bennet/Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy: I'm really into this ship as a way for the characters to safely indulge their bisexuality (especially Darcy and Bingley, but if you wanna get incestuous with the Bennet sisters, I'm in for that too).

Darcy/Bingley: I love friends-to-lovers, and wouldn't mind if some of Darcy's wariness of Jane as a romantic prospect for Bingley is jealousy.

Darcy/Wickham: I love this ship as both pre-canon lovers and angsty canon-era hatesex. (And, although I have a lot of fluffy tags for this fandom, feel free to go kinkier or darker for Darcy/Wickham hatesex. I just ran out of slots, haha.)

Kinks

Internalized Homophobia: I love guilt and anxiety mixed into my porn, so go wild with the internalized homophobia.

Cross-dressing: Cross dressing is especially fun to me in historical fandoms, with the gender roles and fancy clothes that come with it. I'm good with men in dresses, women in trousers, or both.

Clothed Sex: The perfect opportunity for showcasing desperation, costume porn, or both!

Laughter During Sex: I'm so into ships having silly and maybe-awkward sex (this goes better with the first two ships or a pre-canon Darcy/Wickham).

Oral Sex

Kink Exploration: I am very into characters stumbling into kinks accidentally, or testing out what they're into.

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2016-11-06 05:23 pm
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Holly Poly 2016-17

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! I’m within_a_dream on AO3, and I have a tag of previous exchange letters if you’d like to get a better idea of my interests. (A note: I’ve requested either fic or art for all of my ships, but I’d be happy with extra treats of any of the types allowed by the fest.)

My only DNW
is pregnancy/childbirth. I’m fine with mentions of characters being pregnant or having kids, but would prefer no detailed descriptions of pregnancy (e.g. morning sickness/other complications, the baby kicking, sex while pregnant) or childbirth. In art, I’d prefer not to see pregnant characters.

I’m good with anywhere from fluff to everyone-dies angst, and any levels of gore or sexual explicitness. Most of my prompts default to a triad instead of a V, but feel free to switch up those dynamics if you’d like! I’m pretty flexible in terms of relationship configurations.

General likes include
: hurt/comfort, babysitting/Accidental Baby Acquisition/characters spending time with canonical children, sexuality angst (especially if it’s resolved by makeouts/etc.), 5+1 fics, supernatural AUs (ghosts, zombies, fairies, or whatever else you’d like to throw in)

Porn-type likes include
: Pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella (especially with historical characters accidentally discovering that they like a kink), sex or sexy roleplay going hilariously wrong, sex pollen, crossdressing, oral sex and masturbation as the main event
I requested all of the fandoms below in Smut Swap 2016, so my Smut Swap letter might be helpful if you want to write or draw pornier gifts!

I've tried to include both fic-geared prompts and art-geared prompts, but I'm not an artist, so apologies if I didn't succeed! Feel free to leave comments (anon or not) with questions if you'd like to get a better idea of what I like in art.

(I’m signing up last-minute, so most of these prompts are either written on the fly or copied from previous letters. Just FYI!)

Benjamin January mysteries- Barbara Hambly


In general, for this fandom, I love the musical aspects, and also love seeing characters interact with the children in the books. I also love getting-together stories, especially with characters overcoming fears or doubts about the relationship (do they really love me? can we really sustain such a scandalous/unconventional relationship? etc)

Chloë Viellard/Dominique Viellard/Henri Viellard


This relationship has fascinated me since we met Chloë. We saw a bit of Chloë and Minou interacting in Wet Grave, but I’d love to see more, as well as how Henri plays into things. How do the three of them negotiate their relationship (or do they just never discuss it?) I tend to ship this as a V, with Minou involved with both Chloë and Henri, and Chloë a lesbian who’s only married to Henri for convenience’s sake, but if you favor having Chloë and Henri romantically and/or sexually involved, I’m also down with that!

I’d love to see Chloë and Henri’s wedding and wedding night, perhaps compared or contrasted with Chloë/Minou, Henri/Minou, or all three of them together.

If you’ve read Good Man Friday, there’s a scene which made me decide that Minou is fond of ridiculous, overexaggerated sexy roleplay…do with that what you will.

I’d also love to see domesticity with the three of them, perhaps spending an afternoon reading and/or spending time with Charmian.

Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Hannibal Sefton


I love the friendship dynamic of these three in the books, and I’d love anything that expands that dynamic to a romantic relationship. I’d love to see how the three of them ended up as a triad, or any events of the books reexamined from a shippy perspective. I’d also love to see them doing science or making music or solving mysteries together!

Ayasha January/Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Hannibal Sefton


I love the idea of Ayasha getting to interact with the rest of the cast of characters. I’d love a gift that comes up with some explanation for how Ayasha ends up in New Orleans (or how Rose and Hannibal end up in Paris), but I’d also love an AU that sidesteps Ayasha’s death entirely by setting the whole thing in modern times, a fantasy world, etc. I just really want to see how Ayasha gets along with Rose and Hannibal, and how Ben’s relationships would play out if Ayasha hadn’t died.

Ayasha January/Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Hannibal Sefton/Abishag Shaw
, Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Abishag Shaw

Everything above still goes, but I’d love to see how Shaw ends up involved romantically with the rest of the ship/s. He’s not as emotionally involved with the rest of the characters in the books, and I’d love to see what got him to open himself up to a romantic relationship. I’d also love to see a more tender moment with him, something romantic with the other ship members or something involving Shaw interacting with Ben and Rose’s child or nieces/nephews.

Les Miserables- All Media Types


A lot of my ships don’t meet in canon. Feel free to take whatever route you’d like to get around that—everyone lives and/or post-Seine AU, some people live AU, Cosette meets the Amis sooner AU, modern AU, whatever you’d like!

Cosette Fauchelevent/Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy


I may be sailing this ship all by myself. But hear me out—you have Cosette and Marius, surprisingly fluffy and innocent given their pasts, and then you throw in cynical, sarcastic Grantaire. I love the idea of Grantaire “corrupting” them both—either in a sexual sort of way, or just making them forget about propriety for a while. Picture the Pontmercys taking Grantaire to dinner with Gillenormand, and the absolute disaster that would result.
Or picture Marius and/or Cosette at a meeting of Les Amis, and Grantaire finding ways to distract them that infuriate everyone. Imagine Grantaire goading Marius on some philosophical topic or other until finally Marius responds, and Grantaire is thrilled that Pontmercy has grown a spine. Or imagine Grantaire deciding to try out his oratory on Cosette, and finding that she’s a keen and well-read conversationalist.

In addition to the prompts above, you could show me how they end up together, if any of them feels guilty about their relationship setup (and how they overcome said guilt), how Grantaire fits into the Pontmercys’ marriage, and/or Grantaire interacting with future Pontmercy children.

Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénardier


I like this ship as either very fluffy or very angsty. (Or both, if you want to combine them!) Fluff-wise, if you want to create an AU where Éponine survives the barricades, or do some domestic scenes with the three of them (and perhaps a kid or kids?), that would be lovely!

Angst-wise, I’d really like to see an exploration of how they end up getting together and working through all of their baggage. Cosette and Éponine both have a lot of shit to work through from their childhoods, and Marius is not quite sure what’s going on and also feeling anxious about the relationship (because what doesn’t Marius feel anxious about?), and I’d love to see the three of them brought to an emotional resolution.

Courfeyrac/Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy


My favorite configuration of this triad is established Marius/Courfeyrac when they’re roommates (with some nervous guilt on Marius’s part and a failure to notice this guilt on Courfeyrac’s part). Then Marius meets Cosette, he’s worried he’ll have to leave Courfeyrac forever, and then someone explains polyamory to him. (Bonus points if this is canon-era: it doesn’t have to be at all historically accurate if you’re worried, but I’m always a sucker for historical sexuality angst.)

I’d also love something with Courfeyrac present during the Pontmercys’ wedding night (either a Courf-lives AU or a ghost AU, or anything else you can think of). Or Courfeyrac (dandy that he is) dressing Marius and Cosette up for a night on the town. Cosette is thrilled, Marius…not so much.

Grantaire/Joly/Bossuet Laigle/Musichetta


Best-friends-turned-lovers is a great dynamic, and please picture the chaos these four could create. It would be marvelous. I tend to think of this as established J/B/M adding Grantaire, but I could also see established J/B introducing their new mistress to their friend-with-benefits Grantaire. I’d love to see something about them getting together, or domesticity/a date night.

More specific prompts: maybe they get wildly drunk and the next morning have to reconstruct their doings the previous night, a la The Hangover? Maybe Musichetta decides to put all of her boyfriends in dresses?

Javert/Montparnasse/Jean Valjean


This is another ship-of…well, not one, but very few. Someone requested this in a Les Mis exchange a few years ago, and I’ve been stuck on it ever since. They’d have the most interesting and hilarious dynamics—Montparnasse initially just wanting to con the both of them, Valjean wanting to help Montparnasse live a more upright life, Javert torn between wanting to protect Valjean from a clearly dangerous criminal and his guilty boner for Montparnasse—and I’d love to see how they get from there to an actual relationship.

In my opinion, this would be an especially great ship for Accidental Baby Acquisition or related tropes (Valjean would be great with babies, the others…not so much). I’m also fond of Javert as either a conflicted sadist or a conflicted masochist, but too guilty to act out those desires with Valjean. Montparnasse could serve as a willing and convenient proxy at first, until Valjean figures out what’s going on and they all talk about their kinks.

It would also be fun to see them spending a relaxing evening at home together, maybe with a humorous twist. I’m picturing Valjean reading, and Javert and Montparnasse both bored out of their minds, but go wherever the prompt takes you!

Raven Cycle- Maggie Stiefvater


(These prompts are shorter than I’d like them to be, but please don’t think that means I’m any less excited about these requests! I just don’t have enough sign-ups with TRC prompts to crib from)

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent


Cuddle parties! Group naps! Everyone taking care of each other. Group makeouts and/or orgies if you're into that. Maybe something exploring how they figured out the relationship/set boundaries? Or Blue breaking out the makeup and giving everyone makeovers. (Just...think about Blue's taste in clothes and then transfer it to makeup. I feel like the results would be amazing.)

I love the magical elements of the books, and I’d love a gift that plays with Cabeswater and/or Ronan’s dreaming. (If you’re planning on gifting me smut, I’d especially love porn featuring those elements.)

Henry Cheng/Richard Gansey III/Blue Sargent
, Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent/Henry Cheng

All of the above with Henry added still applies. I’m also really interested in how Henry fits into the established dynamics of Blue/Gansey and/or the
whole gang. I’m totally in the camp of reading Henry as flirting with Gansey in TRK, which means this kid has some seriously weird ideas of how to seduce people. First-time fic playing on that, maybe?

Queen’s Thief series- Megan Whalen Turner


Attolia/Costis/Eugenides


One of my favorite things about this ship is the power imbalance. Costis very clearly views Attolia and Eugenides as monarchs rather than humans, which would make his relationship with them very interesting indeed? Who invites him to bed? Do they prefer to order him around, or let him take charge? If you want to get into D/s dynamics, I have a vague headcanon that Gen is a stubborn and mouthy sub—although things with Irene are complicated now because of their history, of course (maybe that’s where Costis comes in!). I’d love to see the same themes of overcoming power imbalance in non-porny works as well

I’d also love to see more of Attolia and Costis interacting, if you’d like. We see a fair bit of Gen and Costis interacting in The King Of Attolia, but I’d love to see Costis and Irene talk, especially involved in this romantic relationship (whether as a triad or two sides of a V).

If you’re willing to delve into canon politics, I’d also love to see Gen and/or Irene training Costis for an important mission.
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2016-10-05 10:06 pm
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Yuletide Letter 2016

Thank you for writing for me! I’m [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream on AO3, and [tumblr.com profile] withinadream27 on Tumblr. I’ve also got a letters tag on my Dreamwidth if you’d like to take a look at my past requests. (Also, I promise that length and order of requests has nothing to do with what I’d prefer to receive! I’ve just had more time to think about prompts for some of my requested canons.)

My only squick is detailed descriptions of pregnancy or childbirth. Mentions of a character being pregnant are fine, but please don’t dwell on their appearance, or the side effects of pregnancy. (I’ve got a fandom or two that have a fair amount of focus on pregnancy—I’ll include details/exceptions in those specific sections.)

I love both gen and pretty much all ship configurations (any combination of genders, and both two-people and poly relationships). Also, I have very few NOTPs (all of which I’ll explicitly mention) and my main criterion for enjoying a ship is other people’s enthusiasm for said ship—if you ship something, feel free to write a fic focusing on it!

General tropes I like: hurt-comfort (especially based on canonical trauma or horrible experiences), 5 times or 5+1 fics, sexuality angst for historical fandoms, babysitting/Accidental Baby Acquisition, supernatural AUs (ghosts, zombie apocalypses, etc.)

Shippy stuff and kinks I like:
sex pollen, first times, sex toys (especially vaguely historically accurate sex toys for historical canons), pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella (with a preference towards male sub and/or femdom, although if you’d prefer M/f I’ll enjoy that as well!), rough sex, characters in historical fandoms accidentally stumbling into kinks, kinky sex that’s unnegotiated or informally negotiated

Benjamin January Mysteries- Barbara Hambly
Characters: Any

Notes: for this fandom, I’d prefer no smut that kinks on slavery. This is also a fandom where a few of my requested characters are pregnant during the course of the series. I’m fine with fics set during these pregnancies, but I’d prefer no descriptions of the appearance of pregnant characters or the symptoms of pregnancy, and I don’t want sex scenes featuring pregnant characters.

I’m putting prompts for individual characters below, but a few notes: I’d love casefic, slice-of-life or domesticity fics, shipfic and/or porn (and I ship everything in this fandom), and any sorts of AUs (especially ones involving magic and/or supernatural creatures). I love how the series engages with serious issues but also contains tropey and fun scenarios, and whichever end of that spectrum your fic falls on is good with me.

In general, I’d love to see the January siblings interacting, characters interacting with their canon children and nieces/nephews, and fic centered around unusual combinations of characters.

  • Abishag Shaw: I love how Shaw uses people’s expectations of him to help his crime-solving, and I’ve really missed seeing him in the past few books in the series. I’d love a fic showing him on the job, what he does when he’s not working, or his perspective on the events of any of the books. I also ship Shaw with any combination of Ben/Rose/Hannibal (either as individuals or in various poly configurations), if you’re inclined to write something shippy.
  • Ayasha January: I’d love to see fic about Ayasha before she met Ben, or focusing on their time together in Paris. I would also love an AU where Ayasha survives somehow, and ends up in New Orleans meeting the main cast.
  • Benjamin January: It’s hard to think of Ben-specific prompts since he’s such a big part of the series, but a few things I’d love to see: casefic, Ben spending time with his family, shipfic involving pretty much anyone in the tagset, or prequel fic exploring his childhood, time in medical school, or marriage to Ayasha.
  • Chloe Viellard: I loved the way Chloe was introduced as an antagonist, and then her actual personality was revealed throughout the next two books. I ship her with Dominique, and would love to see a fic showing the workings of the Chloe/Henri/Dominique relationship (whether you include a Minou/Chloe romantic relationship or not). I’d also love gen fic focused on Chloe’s interests in math and the classics, and would love to see her interacting with any of the nominated characters, especially ones she doesn’t cross paths with in the series.
  • Dominique Viellard: I love how Minou seems to know everything about everyone in New Orleans, and would love this to come up in a fic. I’ve really enjoyed the times her skills come in useful in the canon mysteries, and would love to see that happen in a casefic. I’d also love to see her interacting with her siblings, or Charmian, and/or a fic focused on the dynamics of Chloe/Henri/Dominque. (And as I mentioned, I ship Chloe/Minou if you’re inclined to write me something shippy for them.)
  • Hannibal Sefton: I’d love to see a fic featuring Hannibal’s relationship with any of his canon love interests, or interacting with Ben and Rose in either a platonic or romantic way. I also like his relationship with Dominique (again, either platonic or romantic). I also love how much Hannibal-centric hurt-comfort the series provides, and always want more of that in fic.
  • Olympe Corbier: I’d love to see Olympe interacting with her husband/kids and/or her siblings/mom. A fic focusing on practicing voodoo would also be really interesting. I’ve also enjoyed the view of Olympe’s childhood, and would love to see an expansion of that in fic.
  • Rose Vitrac January: Things I love about Rose-centric fic include Rose doing science, Rose teaching, and shipfic involving pretty much characters in the series. I’d also love to see what Rose gets up to during the mysteries that take Ben out of New Orleans, or Rose interacting with Baby John and/or her nieces and nephews.

The Bright Sessions

Characters: Mark Bryant, Damian

When the second season ended, I found myself spending a lot of time wondering how Damian and Mark’s cross-country trip/run from Dr. Bright was playing out. As I write this, the third season hasn’t been released, but it’ll be out soon after assignments are sent. Feel free to ask me via the mods for third-season-compliant prompts (this is a podcast I listen to pretty much the day after each episode comes out), write something that the third season has jossed, or find a way to make my prompts work with the new canon!
  • Please show me anything and everything about how Mark adjusts to normal life after spending so long trapped as a transparent mind-being in the 19th century. What new pop culture and technology is he surprised by? How does he deal with occupying a corporeal form again, and one that’s been stationary for years at that? What’s the first thing he wants to do now that he’s back in the 21st century?
  • Damian doesn’t seem like he has many friends, or many normal interactions with people. I’d love to see him trying to ingratiate himself to Mark, and maybe some of the failures where he doesn’t come across as friendly as he intended.
  • I’d also love to see a fic showing Mark slowly realizing that something’s not right here, with Damian’s actions slowly tipping Mark off that his rescuer hasn’t been entirely honest with him. I’m definitely not opposed to this getting dark.
  • Do you ship Damian/Mark? I’m totally down with gen about them, but I’d also love shipfic. I love the idea of Mark falling for Damian not knowing the truth about his motivations, and Damian realizing this and manipulating Mark. I’m also convinced that Damian is really turned on by the idea of someone being able to resist his powers/overcome him, and I’d love a fic where Damian convinces Matt to use his mirroring powers for kinky purposes.

Dublin Murder Squad Series- Tana French

Characters: Any

What really drew me to this series is the eerie, almost-magical undercurrents that run through all the books. I’ve got prompts for all the characters below, but any fic that either plays into the atmosphere of the series or makes the canon events explicitly supernatural would be lovely. Casefic featuring any of the nominated characters would also be fantastic. I’m also very into porn featuring your favorite combination of characters (I’m partial to Stephen/Frank and Cassie/Sam/Rob, and I have some more specific prompts below, but I can’t think of anything in this series I wouldn’t ship).

I have prompts about all the characters in the tagset below, but feel free to mix and match. Also, I ship pretty much everything in this series, in case you want to write something shippy.
Note: as I write these prompts, I have The Trespasser on my bookshelf but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I’ll be updating my letter with prompts for Aislinn Murray, Lucy Riordan and Rory Fallon by October 16 at the latest, and I’ll likely add some book-specific prompts for Conway and Stephen as well.

  • Germaine "Jamie" Rowan: The highlight of In the Woods for me was the disappearance of Jamie and Adam, and how it intertwined with the present-day case. I would love to see a vignette focusing on Jamie’s childhood with her friends, with the ominous future overshadowing things however strongly you’d like, or your take on what happened to Jamie. (If I were to write a fic, it would posit that she and Adam were kidnapped by fairies/the old gods/nature spirits/something of the sort, but I’m also excited to see other ideas.)
  • Abigail “Abby” Stone and Daniel March: I was fascinated by the dynamic between the five friends in The Likeness (and the way that “Lexi”’s return bends this dynamic to the breaking point), and I would love a fic that plays with that dynamic. I’m down for a fic that explores how Abby and Daniel’s relationship in particular interacts with the group dynamic as well. I’d also love a fic focusing on how, as revealed in the end of the novel, Daniel needs his friends far more than they need him.
  • My off-the-wall porn prompt for The Likeness (which doesn’t fit neatly under any single character, so I’m throwing it here) is for a full-house orgy, with Cassie having to decide how to deal with the fact that her suspects apparently have wild group sex frequently and are expecting her to join in. You could go full-on PWP here, or add in some angst based in the romantic tensions and conflicts we see throughout the novel. (Or a lot of angst! I always love angsty sex.)
  • Cassie Maddox: Cassie’s idea of her obligation to being a detective, and the feeling that she sacrificed something with her actions at the end of In the Woods, is fascinating to me, and I’ve always wondered if there was something subtly but actually magical about it. I would also love to see Cassie’s perspective on the events of In the Woods, or a casefic focusing on her time in DV.
  • Rob Ryan: I loved Rob’s strange jealousy at not being “good enough” to be taken along with his friends, and how this along with the disappearances themselves shaped his life. I feel like there’s something interesting there to be written about fate, and I’d love a character study or a case fic playing with this aspect of him. I’d also love a post-canon fic showing where he ends up a ways after In the Woods (hopefully with a less screwed-up idea of what, exactly, messed up his relationship with Cassie—that was an incredibly aggravating plotline, although it did make sense to me in terms of Rob’s characterization).
  • Sam O’Neill: One of the most interesting parts of Sam for me is that in a series where we’ve seen from nearly every major character’s point of view, there’s never been a Sam-narrated book. I’d love to see his perspective on the cases from the series, or a new case. I also really loved what we saw of his and Cassie’s relationship, and would love a fic that expands on what we saw in the series.
  • The Cassie/Rob/Sam prompts: I’m really into the idea of a slight AU where these three fall into something between platonic make-outs and a poly relationship throughout the Devlin case, and then that relationship falling to pieces along with Cassie and Rob’s friendship, for the same reasons. I also like the idea of Cassie and Sam cautiously fitting Rob back in a few years post-canon, and all of the angst and emotions that would go along with that.
  • Rosie Daly: I’m not sure what the original nominator was thinking, but seeing Rosie’s name in the tagset made me want ALL the ghost!fic. Rosie haunting the apartments, haunting her murderer, haunting her family, haunting Frank, watching the cops find her body. I also loved the bits of living Rosie we got to see, and would love backstory fic showing more of her life.
  • Frank Mackey: There are so many ways to go with Frank-centric fic, and I would love all of them! Frank undercover, Frank interacting with his family, more exploration of the class difference he felt between himself and Olivia’s family, Frank and Holly, and shipfic pairing him with Stephen or Cassie are all great. I especially loved the way Faithful Place conveyed the Mackey family dynamics, and how other characters tended to assume Frank was exaggerating his family’s dysfunction. A fic exploring something along those lines would also be lovely.
  • Olivia: I loved the role Olivia played in making readers question some of what Frank asserted as fact (e.g. the reason their marriage broke up), and I’d love to see Olivia’s perspective on any of the events of Faithful Place. It was chaotic experiencing it through the eyes of a character who had all the information—how did Olivia react to the events of the novel, without the full backstory that Frank (and through him, the readers) possessed?
  • Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy: What fascinates me is the way Scorcher loses his faith that the world is inherently just by the end of Broken Harbor. I would love post-canon fic exploring the impact this crisis of faith has on him. I also liked how the book hinted at something sinister dwelling at Broken Harbor, and I’d love a fic that made this thing explicitly supernatural and pitted Scorcher against it (maybe he needs to rescue his sister?) I could see him convincing himself that this force is what destroyed his family and drove his sister crazy, and if he can defeat it things will be right again, but of course it doesn’t work out that simply.
  • Antoinette Conway: I love this lone detective surrounded by coworkers who hate her, who presses on anyway. Casefic or a look into her time in the office would be great, as would a fic showing her perspective on the events of The Secret Place. Note: I suspect I’ll add a few more prompts after I finish reading The Trespasser, and feel free to use the events of that book in your fic.
  • Stephen Moran: Again, I love seeing the characters in this series on the job, and casefic would be great. I’m especially interested in Stephen’s method of interviewing people and his careful analysis of the impression he’s making on everyone he speaks to. Shipwise, I would love Stephen/Frank, Stephen/Scorcher, or Stephen/Conway playing with their roles on the job and the power dynamics between them.
ETA: Trespasser-centric prompts

Aislinn's storyline was fascinating, and I'd love something showing some of the events of the novel from her POV. The same goes for Lucy, and I'd love Aislinn/Lucy shipfic or Lucy->Aislinn pining. I'd also love to see Rory's perspective of events--how much of the conflict in the Murder Squad, if any, did he notice? How worried was he about going down for the murder?

I have a few new Antoinette prompts, too. I'd like to see some of her time with Missing Persons, or an outside view on her time with the Murder Squad. I also really enjoyed how she reacted to meeting her father, and I'd love to see a fic focusing on her childhood, and when she realized she'd stopped caring about meeting him.

Houdini and Doyle

Characters: Adelaide Stratton


I don’t ship Adelaide with Houdini or Doyle romantically, but I love her interactions with them, how she’s often exasperated by their antics (especially Houdini’s, let’s be real) but cares deeply about them as well.

One season of cases was just not enough for me, so I would love casefic featuring Adelaide, either during the timeline of the show, or pre-show fic before the appearance of Houdini and Doyle. Or if you’re open to OC romance, I love the idea of a bi Adelaide, and would love to see her attempts to sneak around and hide her dating, and Houdini and Doyle’s reactions if they find out. (I know the show has done some Very Special Episode-type reactions to marginalized characters, but I’d prefer period-accurate attitudes [or smoothing over historical homophobia if you’d like] without the lecturing or lessons that seem to come with these plots in historical dramas.)

I do have one off-the-wall AU prompt, which you are free to ignore: at the very beginning of the plotline with Adelaide’s husband, I got it into my head that he was a beard, and Adelaide was a lesbian with a secret lover. Obviously, canon soon contradicted that, but I’d love a redo of the husband plotline where it’s actually her female lover who has returned and is [SPOILERS] a foreign spy.


Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

Characters: Jane Eyre
I don’t have a One True Jane Ship (although I am partial to femslash), so feel free to write gen or pair her off with anyone you’d like. A note on Rochester: your fic can portray him in as positive or as negative a light as you desire, and I’ll still enjoy it.

  • I’ve always been drawn to how out-of-place Jane is throughout the novel, and how her narrative arc is a search for a place where she fits as much as (or more so than) a romance. A fic exploring how that plays out in the various settings throughout the canon would be great
  • I’m really into Jane Eyre as a changeling narrative, and I would love a fic where Jane is literally a fairy changeling, with Thornfield being Fairyland. Something that plays with Jane’s sense of not fitting in during her childhood, and/or the creepier side of fairies in folklore, would be amazing. Rochester as a fairy is also a reading/possibility I’d love to see.
  • I’m also really into Jane and Bertha interacting. I loved the creepiness of Jane knowing something was wrong at Thornfield and not knowing what. I’d also love for the two to properly meet and for Jane to come to see her in a more sympathetic light. If you’re down for shipping them, I’m interested in anything from a happily-ever-after that results in Jane and Bertha riding off into the sunset together, to some dirtybadwrong dub- or noncon set when Jane still has no idea Bertha exists.

Shamer Chronicles- Lene Kaaberbol


Characters: Any (i.e. Rose, Tano, Davin, Dina, and Nico)

If these prompts look familiar, it’s because they’re slightly edited versions of my Shamer Chronicles prompts from last year.

I read the English translations, and I haven’t seen the film or the musical. If you read a version with different names, feel free to use the
character names you’re most comfortable with!

If you haven’t read the series: The Shamer Chronicles is a 4-book YA series (at least, the YA section is where my library shelved it) focusing on Dina Tonerre, who’s inherited a mystical power from her mother. She can look into anyone’s eyes and make them feel ashamed of the wrongs they’ve committed. The series has fascinating worldbuilding, a reluctant heir to the throne who’s forced to lead a rebellion, ample hurt-comfort opportunities, and the first book is available for only $4 including shipping on (US) Amazon! You should definitely join me in my tiny fandom :)

In case you’re picking up the fandom for the first time, I’ve split my prompts into two categories. Here are the prompts that rely only on the first book:

  • We hardly see anything of Davin in this book, and I’d love to see something from his point of view during the time that Dina and her mother are in Dunark. When does he first realize that something’s wrong? How does he handle caring for and comforting Melli? Or, how does he react once the group returns home?
  • I would also love either Nico’s POV on any of the events of the book, or any sort of backstory involving him. I’m a sucker for both hurt/comfort and unadulterated angst, and Nico’s childhood has plenty of opportunities for both. I’d also love to see his first night in prison, or some of his interactions with Master Maunus.
  • 8-year-old-me loved Dina (and 20-year-old-me still does!) so I’d be happy with anything focusing on her. We see her adjusting to her powers throughout the first book, but I’d love to see how she first discovered them, and/or pre-book scenes of the other villagers reacting to her new powers.
  • Rose goes out of the frying pan and into the fire this book, with her leaving her abusive family to stay with wanted traitors embroiled in a rebellion. I’d love to see her thoughts on the events of the book (and I ship Rose/Dina if you want to add hints of a crush)
Full-series prompts (spoilers ahead!):

  • One of the reasons I fell in love with this series was its exploration of the effects of trauma, but I can never get enough recovery and hurt-comfort fic. Something with any of the characters (including those I haven’t requested) getting used to life post-Drakan/post-series resolution would be lovely.
  • I’d also love to see Dina as an adult, working as a Shamer. Perhaps a casefic-type story, where she has to investigate a crime and find the culprit (maybe a crime that brings back bad memories of her childhood?). In addition, I’d love to see how her father’s powers play into her work as a Shamer.
  • I love Rose/Dina, Tano/Dina, and Rose/Dina/Tano, as lovers and/or friends. Post-canon fic focused on any of these groupings would be lovely, especially something focused on how important it is for Dina to have friends who can look her in the eyes.
  • If kidfic is your thing, I’d love to see Dina working with an apprentice of her own (her child, or her niece/nephew?)
  • I’ve shipped Davin and Nico since I first read this series in elementary school; I was gifted an amazing shippy fic about them last year, but I always want more for one of my first-ever OTPs. I especially like the idea of them getting together in the aftermath of their time imprisoned in The Serpent Gift. If you write something involving them getting together during the series, I’d love to see how their relationship affects Davin’s view of Nico’s decision at the end of The Shamer’s War.
  • We get to see a bit more of Nico’s backstory in the last book, and I’d love something exploring his relationship with Carmian and the apparent time he spent with a gang of criminals.
  • I’d also love a post-canon fic showing what Nico does after the end of the fourth book. Where does he go? Does he ever come back? I had mixed feelings about him abandoning Carmian to rule alone after I first finished the series—does she ever find out what happened to him?
  • My desire for post-canon fics also goes for Rose, Davin, and Tano. They’ve all been through so much, and I’d love to see how they deal with these experiences and go forward in their lives after the series ends. Fic from any one of their perspectives, or the POV of an original child of one of the main cast, would be great.
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2016-03-15 10:48 pm
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Jukebox 2016

Hello, and thank you for writing for me! I’ll start off with a list of general things I like:
  • Fantasy, sci-fi, and historical settings (Although I like all other settings and genres, too)
  • Prose that tends towards the poetic (e.g. unusual turns of phrase, unconventional structure, etc)
  • On a related note, unconventional narrative voices
  • Any and all points of view and perspectives (e.g. first person present, second person, etc)
  • Any (or no!) relationship configurations. Slash, femslash, het, poly relationships, gen--they're all fine by me!

I’ve requested fic and art for all of my songs, but I would be happy to receive podfic as a treat.

I’m fine with any level of violence or sexual explicitness. My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy and (especially) childbirth. Brief mentions of pregnancy/childbirth, pregnant characters, etc, are fine, as long as the story doesn’t go into a lot of detail.

I tend to assume that the gender of the narrator is the gender of the singer, and that’s how I’ve written my prompts, but feel free to mix that up if you want. I don’t have strong opinions about the gender of any of the characters, unless I specifically mentioned it in the prompt.


Peace Beneath The City- Iron & Wine Tell me more about this city! How did these various corpses die, and how does it all connect to the "peace beneath the city"? There are so many figures mentioned in the lyrics that I’d love to see depicted in fic or art: the mother of a soldier, the well-dressed boy, the “pig with a bullet in his brain”, the girls wandering through the strip mall, just to name a few. I picture this as an urban fantasy sort of setting (fairies are my absolute favorite mythical creature, and if you work them in I will love you forever), but if your inspiration takes you in a different direction, I'd love to see what you come up with too.

The song seems to weave all these images together seamlessly, and I'd love a piece of art that captures how these bodies and people are intertwined with the city.


Space Girl- Shirley Collins
This is such a fun song, and I'd love to see any vintage-inspired sci-fi that it inspires you to create. Tell me more about the narrator's adventures in space, and her decision to defy her mother and set out for interstellar adventure. I'd especially love to see a friendship or romance developing between the narrator and a resident of another planet (and if you want to spin the song a bit and have her fall for a woman or an alien not fitting into Earth's gender binary instead of a man, that would be awesome!)

For art, I pictured some retro travel posters based on the narrator’s travels, or something exploring one of the places she visits or the people (…sentient beings) she meets.


Take Me To The Riot- Stars I'm fascinated by the relationship between the narrator and the "you" he addresses. Some of my favorite lines:

You sprung me, I'm grateful
I love when you tell me not to speak
I owe you but I know you
You'll have me back but it's gonna take a week


What's their relationship? What kind of riots is the narrator atttending? I’ve always pictured them as politically-motivated (which is probably colored by the context of the rest of the album), but the lyrics make it sound like the narrator and the other rioters are treating them more like a party. What holds the narrator and the person he addresses together even though they seem to hate him? I picture the setting as a futuristic dystopia and/or sci-fi setting, but that's not mandatory.

Art-wise, the lyrics paint an evocative picture of the city and its residents, and I’d love to see something exploring the contrast between the energy of the riots and the weariness in some of the song lyrics. I’d love to see the “slick girls and sick boys”, the person with the empty eyes and face used to lying, or a riot in action.

(This absolutely isn't a requirement, but all of In Our Bedroom After The War is great, and if you love the album as much as I do, feel free to work in details from the other songs)


Saint John- Cold War Kids
We hear a little bit of the narrator's story, but I'd love to see it fleshed out more. How long has he been in jail? Does he really have hope that he'll be pardoned? How does his sister feel about what happened? This isn’t mandatory by any means, but given the genre and tone of the song, I assumed the narrator’s race was a large factor in him being arrested/sent to death row (especially with the way he specifies that it's the "white boys in their stay-pressed slacks" invading the town). 

Artwise, the lyrics are so vivid, and I’d love to see something capturing the energy of the verses (the mobs of college boys and the way their hands “fidget electric”, the sister’s fear, John’s desperation), the weariness of the chorus (I just love the way the tempo drags when the song reaches the refrain), or both.


Only The Good Die Young- Melissa Etheridge I’m fascinated by how different the meaning of this song is when it’s sung by a woman (and as such, I’d prefer both Virginia and the narrator stay women in your gift). I’d love to hear or see the story of Virginia meeting the narrator and reevaluating her sexuality/her religious views. I love coming-of-age stories, and I love lesbian love stories, and this song gives me a great opportunity to combine the two. I’d also love to see how this relationship affects the rest of Virginia’s life. Just how much does Virginia’s mother know about the nature of her relationship with the narrator, and if she does find out the full truth, what happens?

I like religious imagery in art, and/or something playing off of the differences between Virginia and the narrator. I couldn’t help but picture the two of them wearing school uniforms, and I have this image in my head of a piece of art showing both Virginia and the narrator in their uniforms, with the ways they wear that uniform (Virginia prim and proper, the narrator with her skirt shortened and uniform modified) showing the difference in their personalities and reputations. (Feel free to go another route in your gift too, of course!)

What's He Building?- Tom Waits
I just want a horror story or atmospheric horror art to go along with this song. I can see two directions you could take it, fic-wise:
1) The man the narrator speaks about is building something horrible
2) The narrator and the others in the neighborhood turn against the man, only to find out he's done nothing wrong
I picture this as taking place in a small town, either in the 50s or so, or in a place that still feels trapped in the past.
 
For art, there are so many details given in the song, and I'd love to see how you fit them into an illustration that captures the eerie tone of the song. I'd love to see what the outside of this man's house looks like, what his workshop looks like, or both!

Hebrews 11:40- The Mountain Goats

You should probably know that I love “came back wrong” stories, and I’m really rooting for a gift where the narrator literally comes back from the dead.

There are so many details in the song that almost, but not quite, come together into a full story, and I’d love to see them fleshed out. Who is the narrator, how were they cursed, and why have they come back from the dead? What treasure are they looking for, and what are their goals?

There are also a lot of lyrics that I’d love to see illustrated. The first and second verses are especially evocative, and I’d love to see something that captures the subdued eeriness of the song.

 

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2016-02-21 10:27 pm
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Smut Swap 2016

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! I’m within_a_dream on AO3, and I’ve got a tag of previous letters if you want to see more of what I like.

My DNWs are anything focusing on pregnancy, oviposition, or expansion. I’d also prefer that any noncon be kept to the pairings and/or kinks where I requested it. Otherwise, feel free to run wild with additional kinks! I’m pretty easy to please.

I’d also prefer nothing dwelling on infidelity. Feel free to just gloss over or not mention why a character is sleeping with someone who’s not their canonical spouse for applicable pairings. (Or you can go for poly relationships! I’m pretty into polyamory in my fanfic, but I get that not everyone is.)

I’ve kept this letter mostly to what I like about the kinks, but previous letters will have details about what I like in certain ships if you’d like more details. Also, my prompts are only suggestions—unless it contains one of my DNWs, I will read and love pretty much any sex scene, so write what inspires you! (As a note, I'm good with vaginal, oral, anal, or any other type of sex for any of my requested ships!)

Les Mis


Ships:
Marius Pontmercy/Tentacles, Cosette Fauchelevent/Éponine Thénardier, Cosette Fauchelevent/Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy, Courfeyrac/Marius Pontmercy, Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy

Kinks:
Instructional Sex, Sex Toys, Cross Dressing, Tentacles, Internalized Homophobia, Pegging, Rough Sex, Spitroasting, Overstimulation, Consent Play/Rape Roleplay, Tentacles

In general, I slightly prefer canon era, but if you’re more comfortable writing/drawing modern AU, feel free to take that route! 
 
For Cosette/Eponine, I love them anywhere on the spectrum from very fluffy to very angsty. Feel free to focus on their shared childhoods as much or as little as you'd like. 
 
For Grantaire/Marius(/Cosette): These are my ridiculous rarepairs, so I'll explain a little more of what I like about the ships (from a previous letter).: I’m fond of Grantaire introducing Marius to Paris and politics, and being much worse of an influence than Courfeyrac. Grantaire “corrupting” Marius and Cosette is my ideal dynamic.
 
Courfeyrac/Marius: I love sheltered Marius being introduced to the world of sex and intimacy by Courfeyrac. 
 
Instructional sex: I would love Marius and/or Cosette being taught. 
 
For both sex toys and pegging, I’d especially like historical sex toys in canon era. (Note that I have no knowledge of historical sex toys—you can describe or draw them however you want as long as they sound vaguely historical.)
 
Crossdressing: feel free to have either men or women crossdressing.
 
Spitroasting is specifically for my requested OT3 (Grantaire/Marius/Cosette). My first thought was Marius in the middle, but feel free to go for Grantaire as well. 
 
Rough Sex: You can go wild with this one, although I’ve got a special soft spot for people accidentally discovering during sex that their partner likes it rough.
 
Internalized Homophobia: I’d like for Marius to be the one with internalized homophobia in any of the pairings including him, and Cosette in Cosette/Eponine. 
 
Overstimulation: I’d prefer Marius and/or Cosette to be the overstimulated party.
 
Consent Play/Rape Roleplay: I am convinced that Marius is the subbiest sub, and also that he feels pretty ashamed of these desires. I’d love to see anything involving Marius’s partner(s) coaxing his rape fantasies out of him and helping him act them out. I would also love to see Cosette wanting Eponine to (pretend to) take her against her will. 
 
I’ve requested Marius Pontmercy/Tentacles specifically, but I would be happy with tentacles inserted into any of my requested ships. I’m down for either consentacles, or non-con tentacle action (bonus points for the other parts of the pairing watching in horror and then comforting the tentacled partner afterwards).

The Raven Cycle


Ships:
Blue Sargent/Gwenllian, Noah Czerny/Barrington Whelk, Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent

Kinks:
Crossdressing, Awkward Sex, Rough sex, Lipstick on men, lingerie, BDSM, Overstimulation

I’ve selected underage here: I’m not big on age difference kink, but I would love porn with an emphasis on how these characters are (mostly) teenagers fumbling around.

Blue Sargent/Gwenllian: I think I might be the only person sailing this ship, but I just love the idea of Blue having a bisexual awakening because of Gwenllian, and Gwenllian finding this both amusing and sexy.

Noah/Whelk: My favorite dynamic is Noah falling hard for Whelk, and Whelk sleeping with him but not reciprocating the romantic feelings (and also not caring much about Noah's pleasure). If you want to work this in as backstory for the other Noah ships, that is also good!

Noah/Blue/Gansey: I love Blue and Gansey using Noah as a proxy for physical and sexual contact. I'm good with either fluffy and happy content for these three, or something more angsty where Noah cares more about Blue and/or Gansey than they care about him.

Blue/Gansey/Noah/Ronan/Adam: I would just love to see my OT5 getting it on! I'm especially fond of the group accidentally falling into a relationship.

Crossdressing, Lipstick on Men, Lingerie: These three kinda go together (although of course you can feel free to pick and choose which one/s you portray). I am convinced that Blue, at some point, convinces at least some of the Raven Boys to let her give them a makeover, and then things go in a sexy direction. A makeover would be a great way to go for Blue/Gwenllian too. And for Noah/Whelk, I could see pre-death Noah dressing up either because Whelk tells him to or because he wants to.

Awkward Sex: Please give me all the awkward sex! These guys are mostly so young (besides Gwenllian, who is probably also awkward at sex due to the whole being-buried-alive-for-centuries thing). I want to see them screwing up and ending up more amused then aroused, if that’s a thing you’re interested in creating!

BDSM: This is pretty vague, but I’m down with pretty much anything BDSM-related. I especially love to see characters stumble into their kinks accidentally and without much discussion. (And if you’re writing Noah/Whelk, I am definitely down for dubiously-consensual kink.)
Overstimulation: This is one of my favorite kinks, and I’m good with you applying it to any character in my requested ships

Benjamin January


Ships:
Benjamin January/Hannibal Sefton, Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Hannibal Sefton, Chloë Viellard/Dominique Viellard

Kinks:
Historical Roleplay, Pegging, Hair-pulling, Costume kink, Bodyswap

Benjamin/Hannibal(/Rose): I love how much these characters care about each other, and enjoy seeing that transferring to sex. I usually headcanon Hannibal as the one who suggests the kinks in these relationships, but that's flexible.

Minou/Chloe: I loved seeing this dynamic progress from distrust to friendship in the books, and I'd love a gift that either shows how they ended up sleeping together, or that just takes for granted that they're fucking and skips straight to the porn. I especially love seeing Chloe as nervous and inexperienced.

Historical Roleplay: Given that most of the characters have a pretty broad knowledge of history, I’d love to see what they come up with in terms of sexy historical roleplay (which can go as well or as badly as you would like!)

Pegging: The world needs more Rose pegging fic. I’ve got no real preference for who’s on the receiving end. (And I know it’s a bit out of the definition of the kink, but I wouldn’t mind some Minou/Chloe strap-on sex either!)

Hair-Pulling: I’ve got a slight preference for Hannibal or Chloe being the one who likes their hair pulled.

Costume Kink: Perhaps part of the ship has been off doing some Important Detective Work (or attending an Important Ball or what have you), and their partner/s find themselves very aroused at the sight of their clothing?

Bodyswap: I desperately want to see the characters’ reactions to a body swap. (Rose would definitely want to bang everyone for Science, and I have a feeling Chloe would too).

The Masqueraders


Ships:
Any

Kinks:
Internalized Homophobia, Cross Dressing, Costume Kink, Exhibitionism, Pegging, Biting

I picked this fandom up for Yuletide (for a fic I never ended up writing…) and I’m ecstatic that someone else nominated it! I don’t have a ton of preferences for the kinks in this one—throw them in however you like. I just want to see more of these characters’ sex lives, with gender shenanigans/crossdressing if you’re into that. (Feel free to be as incestuous or not-incestuous as you’d like with Robin and Prudence in the threesomes and moresomes.)

I’m not going to list my likes for specific ships because they’re basically all the same: the banter, the matching of wits, the crossdressing shenanigans. 

Internalized homophobia: my preference is for Letty to have been attracted to Robin since she first met him, and working through her guilt about that with lots of crossdressing sex post-marriage. But feel free to run with any of the other characters if that’s what strikes your fancy!

Crossdressing, costume kink, and pegging are basically an extension of my want for more playing around with gender. I’ve got no specific preferences for who’s dressing up or wearing the strap-on.

I requested exhibitionism for the threesome and foursome—I would be ecstatic with one of the characters just sitting back and watching their spouse have sex with someone else. (And you definitely don’t need to make it incest, but if you’re into it, this is a fandom where I wouldn’t mind incestuous implications.)

Biting: I pictured Robin (or maybe Letty?) being the one doing the biting, but feel free to work it in however you’d like.

Queen’s Thief


Ships:
Attolia/Eugenides/Costis, Ambiades/Sophos

Kinks:
Meddling Gods/Godlike Beings, BDSM, Rough Sex, Overstimulation, Hero Worship, Bondage, Bruises

Gen/Attolia/Costis: These three have such an interesting dynamic in canon...I'd love to see what happens when you add sex to the mix. Costis views Attolia and Eugenides as monarchs first, humans second, and I'd love to see how that plays into their sexual dynamics.

Ambiades/Sophos: I've shipped this since my first time reading The Thief in middle school, and I just desperately want to see porn about them.

Meddling Gods: This one is mostly for the threesome. I could totally see the gods getting involved in Gen’s sex life (I’ll leave the how up to you, although what comes to mind immediately is godly voyeurism that only Gen notices), and I’d love to see everyone’s reaction to it.

BDSM: I like pretty much everything under the BDSM umbrella. For the threesome, I’d love to see how consensual BDSM interacts with Eugenides and Attolia’s past…I could see Costis getting brought in as a (fully consenting) proxy because Attolia is hesitant to hurt her husband.

For Ambiades/Sophos, on the other hand, I’d prefer less negotiation and more falling into D/s dynamics (probably with Ambiades domming, but if you’d rather have dom!Sophos, I can get down with that too).

Rough Sex: Basically my desires for BDSM can be applied here too, just with less formality in dynamics.

Overstimulation: Slight preference for Costis, Eugenides, or Sophos being the overstimulated one.

Hero Worship: This one is mostly for Sophos -> Ambiades. I’d love to see this play into their dynamics.

Bondage: Feel free to have anyone tying anyone else up, although I’ve got a special preference for Costis or Sophos being the one getting bound.

Bruises: Work the bruises in however you’d like! Special points for having the bruiser taking care to make sure the bruises won’t be visible to anyone else.

Agent Carter


Ships:
Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli, Peggy Carter/Anna Jarvis/Edwin Jarvis, Anna Jarvis/Edwin Jarvis

Kinks:
Pegging, Roleplay, Rough Sex, Sex In A Car

Edwin Jarvis/Ana Jarvis(/Peggy Carter)
: I love everything we've seen of Edwin and Ana's relationship, and I want to see them getting it on. For the threesome, Mr. Jarvis is so close to Peggy in canon, and I'd love to see how Peggy gets worked into Ana and Edwin's relationship.

Peggy/Angie: I especially love Peggy being surprisingly nervous about the relationship itself or the kinks involved, and Angie impatiently coaxing her into things.
Pegging: Jarvis needs to get pegged, and I will take either Peggy or Anna wearing the strap-on.

Roleplay: I can see either Angie or the Jarvises being into patently ridiculous roleplay scenarios, and Peggy going from being amused but playing along to really enjoying herself.

Rough Sex: I’ve got no real specifications here; I just love rough sex and would love to read it for any of my requested ships.

Sex In A Car: I’d also love this for any ships, but if that ship involves Edwin Jarvis I would especially love for the work to include him being worried about dirtying or damaging the car.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries


Ships:
Phryne Fisher/Dorothy "Dot" Williams, Phryne Fisher/Dorothy "Dot" Williams/Hugh Collins/Jack Robinson, Elizabeth MacMillan/Original Female Character, Hugh Collins/Jack Robinson, Phryne Fisher/Elizabeth MacMillan, Elizabeth
MacMillan/Daisy Murphy

Kinks:
Internalized Homophobia, Pegging, Praise Kink, Crossdressing, Costume Kink, Orgasm delay/denial, Gun Kink, Overstimulation

I’ve requested every nominated ship except Phryne/Jack—that’s not because I don’t like Phryne/Jack (I love it quite a bit), but there’s already a lot of great fic out there for them, and I’d like to receive a gift for one of my rarer ships. So feel free to have background Jack/Phryne for any of the ships I've requested (or Jack/Phryne action in the foursome).

Elizabeth MacMillan/Original Female Character, Elizabeth MacMillan/Daisy Murphy, Elizabeth MacMillan/Phryne Fisher: I just want more Mac-centric femslash in my life! Feel free to run wild with the kinks and dynamics involved.

Phryne/Dot: Phryne being Dot's mentor and helping her work through her Catholic guilt with lots and lots of sex is something I want to see all the fic for, and sadly, there is a great shortage of this in the fandom.

Jack/Hugh Similar to Phryne/Dot, I love the potential for mentor/mentee dynamics, and possibly internalized homophobia.

Jack/Phryne/Hugh/Dot Feel free to get all four of them together however you'd like, or skip the setup and go straight to the porn. I'd love to see Jack and Phryne showing Hugh and Dot the ropes, so to speak.

Internalized Homophobia: Feel free to apply this to any of the characters in any of my pairings. Internalized homophobia in historical fandoms is my catnip.

Pegging: Again, I’ll take this with any character combination.

Praise Kink: I’m so into people getting off on being told how good they’re being, especially with femslash ships.

Crossdressing: I’m into both men wearing dresses and women wearing suits, so throw this in wherever you’d like

Costume Kink: Something with investigations and one character finding themselves turned on by the disguise another character is wearing would be wonderful.

Orgasm delay/denial: I’m especially into this for Dot or Hugh in the ships involving them.

Gun Kink: I requested this with Hugh and Jack in mind…I’d be very into Jack pulling a gun on Hugh (in a sexy way, of course), or Phryne getting ahold of Jack’s gun and bringing it into the bedroom.

Overstimulation: If you’ve read my requests for my other fandoms, you probably know the drill for this one. I’m down for you applying this kink to any ship.
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2016-01-07 04:34 pm
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Purimgifts 2016

Thank you for writing for me! I'm within_a_dream on AO3, and I have a tag of previous letters if you'd like to get a better idea of what I enjoy

I'd prefer not to receive any fic focusing on pregnancy or childbirth, or graphics showing pregnant people. 

I love gen, slash, het, femslash, and poly relationships equally, and I ship pretty much everything. (Seriously, if you love a ship, throw it in!)

Tropes I like: 5 times or 5+1 fics; accidental baby acquisition, or kidfic in general; fics focusing on clothes and/or dressing up; hurt/comfort; supernatural AUs (especially involving ghosts or fairies)

Porn-type things I like: pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella; oral sex and/or masturbation as the main event; sex pollen; crossdressing and/or genderplay; rough sex/fight sex/etc (but unless it involves pregnancy or similar things such as oviposition, I will enjoy any kink!)

Hamlet- Shakespeare

AUs are always fun for Shakespeare's plays, or I'd love fic showing any of the characters as ghosts post-canon.

Les Misérables- All Media Types

I've read the novel, seen several adaptations of the musical, and watched the 2012 film (as well as the 1998 film, but we don't talk about that); feel free to choose whatever continuity you're most comfortable with writing in!

I have tags for Les Mis as well as most characters on my Tumblr. Some characters relevant to Purimgifts: Éponine, Cosette, Azelma, Fantine

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

I love any of the reoccurring characters, and I'd also be thrilled with fanworks about any of the minor/one-episode characters. Some favorites include Beatrice Mason (episode 2.08), Camellia (1.08), and "Lola" Williams (2.01). Shipwise, I'm especially fond of any relationship involving Phryne.

I've made some posts about the show on my Tumblr if you want to see more of what I like about the show!

Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen

I'd especially love post-canon fic showing what any of the characters are doing with their married (or not-married, as the case may be) lives.

Raven Cycle- Maggie Stiefvater

The magical elements are one of my favorite parts of canon, and I always love seeing more of them in fic. I'm also especially fond of Gwenllian, and would love to see her interacting with the modern world.

Relevant tags on my Tumblr: TRC, Blue, Gwenllian (I love all the other female characters too, I just don't see as much content for them on Tumblr!)

Twelfth Night- Shakespeare

Post-canon fic would also be lovely here! I'd also love something playing with how the crossdressing shenanigans affect the characters' relationships.
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2016-01-01 09:50 pm
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Chocolate Box 2015

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! I’m within_a_dream on AO3, and I have a tag of previous letters if you want to see more of my interests. This letter got very long; please don’t feel like you have to write me a novel or draw me a Boschian triptych to make me happy. I just have a lot to say about my ships! (In addition, lots of sections are copied from previous letters.)

My only DNW
is pregnancy/childbirth. In fic, I’m fine with mentions of characters being pregnant or giving birth, but would prefer no detailed descriptions of pregnancy (e.g. morning sickness/other complications, the baby kicking, sex while pregnant) or childbirth. In art, I’d rather not see visibly pregnant characters at all.

I’m good with anywhere from fluff to everyone-dies angst, and any levels of gore or sexual explicitness. I’m also very open to poly relationships, involving whoever you’d like! Feel free to throw any background pairings you’d like into a fic as well, or combine several of my ships into one gift Also, my given prompts are only suggestions—so long as you keep my one DNW in mind, I’ll love anything you create for me involving these ships! (I've requested both fic and art for all fandoms)

General likes include
: hurt/comfort, babysitting/Accidental Baby Acquisition/characters spending time with canonical children (or any other type of kidfic you can think of), sexuality angst (especially if it’s resolved by makeouts/etc.), 5+1 fics, supernatural AUs (ghosts, zombies, fairies, or whatever else you’d like to throw in)

Porn-type likes include
: Pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella (especially with historical characters accidentally discovering that they like a kink), sex or sexy roleplay going hilariously wrong, sex pollen, crossdressing and/or genderplay, oral sex and masturbation as the main event

I've tried to include both fic-geared prompts and art-geared prompts, but I'm not an artist, so apologies if I didn't succeed! Feel free to leave comments (anon or not) with questions if you'd like to get a better idea of what I like in art.


Benjamin January Mysteries- Barbara Hambly


Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January

I love everything we see in canon about these two, and I always want more! I’d love to see them solving mysteries together, doing science together, or talking about literature together. Parenting fluff would be lovely, if kidfic is your thing! As a notoriously bad cook myself, I love the times it’s mentioned in the books that Rose is horrible at cooking, and I’d love to read a fic showing her and Ben’s misadventures in the kitchen. I’d also love to see crossdressing spinning off of one of the times Rose has disguised herself as a boy, if you’d like to do something pornier.

Benjamin January/Rose Vitrac January/Hannibal Sefton

All of the Rose/Ben prompts above apply for this ship as well. In addition, I’d love something to do with Ben and Hannibal making music together while Rose listens. I also feel like Hannibal would be the one to bring the kink to the relationship, if you want to run with that.

Ayasha January/Benjamin January

I loved what we got to see of Ayasha, and I would love to see any backstory you can come up with! Tell me more about Ben and Ayasha’s first meeting, or show me Ayasha teaching Ben about tailoring or Ben teaching Ayasha about music or medicine.

Chloë Viellard/Dominique Viellard

I’d love a first time fic, showing how these two came to like each other or love each other (or their first kiss or first time having sex). I also headcanon Minou as very into ridiculous sexy roleplay, and I’d love to see her trying to talk Chloë into joining her in this. I’d also love to see the two of them interacting with Charmian.


Les Misérables - All Media Types

A lot of my ships don’t meet in canon. Feel free to take whatever route you’d like to get around that—everyone lives and/or post-Seine AU, some people live AU, Cosette meets the Amis sooner AU, modern AU, whatever you’d like!

Cosette Fauchelevent & Feuilly

I desperately want more fanworks with these two interacting. They could bond over their childhoods, and/or their hope for the future! I feel like Cosette might be very revolutionary if exposed to Les Amis, and I’d love to see how that would play out. I’m also partial to AUs where Valjean somehow adopts Feuilly as well as Cosette. You could also do an AU where Valjean mistakenly takes the wrong young man home from the barricade, and Feuilly wakes up to find himself saved and engaged to be married. (I've always had a soft spot for arranged or accidental marriages where the spouses end up friends but not lovers.)

Cosette Fauchelevent & Feuilly & Marius Pontmercy

The Cosette & Feuilly prompts also apply (with a substitution of “Valjean saves two young men from the barricade” for the last). With Marius’s passion for languages and Feuilly’s passion for learning, I think it would be fun to see Marius trying to teach Cosette and Feuilly one of the languages he knows, or other scholarly shenanigans. I’d also love to see Marius’s reaction when he discovers that Cosette is developing strong political views (which might conflict with his own?)

Combeferre/Enjolras

I’d love to see Combeferre drawing Enjolras into his scientific passions, or trying to convince Enjolras to take a (well-deserved) break. I’d also love to see how their political lives and their personal lives interact (I’m convinced that they’ve stopped in the middle of a makeout session because they got distracted talking politics at least once).

Cosette Fauchelevent & Éponine Thénardier, Cosette Fauchelevent/Éponine Thénardier

I like these two equally as platonic friends or romantically involved. They have such a rich past together, and I’d love something with the two of them working through their childhoods post-canon. They have every reason to hate each other, and I want to see them work through that.

Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénardier

As always, the Cosette/Eponine prompts still apply. I love Eponine-survives!AUs where she seeks shelter with the Pontmercys and they end up romantically involved, and I like my fic for this ship anywhere from very fluffy to very angsty with a heaping side of guilt for all parties involved.

Courfeyrac & Marius Pontmercy, Courfeyrac/Marius Pontmercy

My favorite thing about this pairing is Courfeyrac introducing innocent and anxious Marius to the world. I also love Marius (whose upbringing ranges from cold to downright abusive depending on how you interpret the text/which adaptation you’re going off of) learning to have friends and/or be loved.

Courfeyrac/Cosette Fauchelevent/Marius Pontmercy/Éponine Thénardier

I don’t have many foursome-specific prompts, but my prompts for the individual components of this ship should give you a good idea of what I like! I would love to see the reactions of their friends and family to the relationship arrangement, especially in canon era. Perhaps Gillenormand or another relatives takes it upon himself to tell Marius that his wife is cheating on him, not realizing that they’re all sleeping together?

Enjolras/Marius Pontmercy

I primarily ship this as angry politics-fueled hatesex (and/or hate-makeouts), but if you’d prefer to take a different tack, feel free! I’ve only got prompts for hatesex, though. Picture Enjolras deciding he needs to talk some sense into this Pontmercy after his disastrous first meeting with Les Amis (after all, he’s a friend of Courfeyrac’s, so he can’t be completely oblivious). But the conversation escalates to another argument, and Enjolras’s dommy tendencies and Marius’s subby tendencies are awoken, and things escalate. Picture Enjolras’s outrage when he realizes that not only has he slept with a Bonapartiste, he probably didn’t even manage to change Marius’s opinions.

Grantaire & Marius Pontmercy, Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy

This is another pairing which I love as either platonic or romantic. I’m fond of Grantaire introducing Marius to Paris and politics, and being much worse of an influence than Courfeyrac. Grantaire “corrupting” Marius is my ideal dynamic—but it doesn’t have to be sexual corruption (although it definitely can be). Nights out on the town, massive quantities of booze, unsavory characters, boxing lessons, makeout sessions…it’s all good!

Cosette Fauchelevent/Grantaire/Marius Pontmercy

All of the dynamics I love for Grantaire/Marius go for Grantaire/Cosette and Grantaire/Marius/Cosette as well! Additional prompts: Picture the Pontmercys taking Grantaire to dinner with Gillenormand, and the absolute disaster that would result. Or picture Marius and/or Cosette at a meeting of Les Amis, and Grantaire finding ways to distract them that infuriate everyone. Imagine Grantaire goading Marius on some philosophical topic or other until finally Marius responds, and Grantaire is thrilled that Pontmercy has grown a spine. Or imagine Grantaire deciding to try out his oratory on Cosette, and finding that she’s a keen and well-read conversationalist. If the Pontmercys have children, picture how these children will react to Uncle Grantaire, and how Grantaire will interact with them.

Grantaire & Joly & Bossuet Laigle, Grantaire/Joly/Bossuet Laigle

I just love their friendship so much. Three friends who go out and get stupid drunk and do ridiculous things together (perhaps involving kissing if you matched on the romantic option)—what’s not to love! I would love a sort of canon era retelling of The Hangover, where they wake up and have to piece together just what they’d done the previous night.

Grantaire & Joly & Bossuet Laigle & Musichetta, Grantaire/Joly/Bossuet Laigle/ Musichetta

Shipwise, all of the Grantaire/Joly/Bossuet prompts apply. More prompts (from a previous letter): Best-friends-turned-lovers is a great dynamic, and please picture the chaos these four could create. It would be marvelous. I tend to think of this as established J/B/M adding Grantaire, but I could also see established J/B introducing their new mistress to their friend-with-benefits Grantaire. I’d love to see something about them getting together, or domesticity/a date night. Musichetta decides to put all of her boyfriends in dresses?

Platonically, the Grantaire & Joly & Bossuet prompts apply. I'd also love to see them decide to spend a quiet night at home, only to have things go excitingly yet horribly wrong (in whatever way captures your fancy). A night out at the theatre could also be really fun!

Javert/Marius Pontmercy

My favorite reading of this ship is that Javert is a repressed dom and Marius is a repressed sub and they have horribly unnegotiated kinky sex and feel guilty for cheating on their partners all the while (or perhaps only Marius is cheating, if you’d rather not hook Javert up with Valjean). Really, though, anything with grumpy Javert and awkward Marius would be lovely!

Javert/Montparnasse/Jean Valjean

This is another ship-of…well, not one, but very few. Someone requested this in a Les Mis exchange a few years ago, and I’ve been stuck on it ever since. They’d have the most interesting and hilarious dynamics—Montparnasse initially just wanting to con the both of them, Valjean wanting to help Montparnasse live a more upright life, Javert torn between wanting to protect Valjean from a clearly dangerous criminal and his guilty boner for Montparnasse—and I’d love to see how they get from there to an actual relationship (or you can leave it as sex that nobody talks about, if you’d rather!)

In my opinion, this would be an especially great ship for Accidental Baby Acquisition or related tropes (Valjean would be great with babies, the others…not so much). I’m also fond of Javert as either a conflicted sadist or a conflicted masochist, but too guilty to act out those desires with Valjean. Montparnasse could serve as a willing and convenient proxy at first, until Valjean figures out what’s going on and they all talk about their kinks.

It would also be fun to see them spending a relaxing evening at home together, maybe with a humorous twist. I’m picturing Valjean reading, and Javert and Montparnasse both bored out of their minds, but go wherever the prompt takes you!


Raven Cycle- Maggie Stiefvater


Blue Sargent & Gwenllian, Blue Sargent/Gwenllian

Platonic-type prompts: Blue introducing Gwenllian to modern society and technology. Blue and Gwenllian going on adventures through Henrietta. Blue and Gwenllian going thrift-shopping. Romantic-type prompts: Blue having a bisexual awakening because of Gwenllian (and Gwenllian being a brat and teasing her mercilessly about it). The women of 300 Fox Way cornering Gwenllian to give her a stern talking-to about hurting Blue, either individually or all together. (Of course, feel free to combine both sets of prompts for your gift!)

Noah Czerny/Barrington Whelk

I'm very attached to the headcanon that Noah and Whelk were dating before Noah's murder. Whelk being an incredibly obnoxious boyfriend, but Noah putting up with it because it's not like there's a plethora of queer boys at Aglionby. Whelk not reciprocating during sex. Whelk being a dick, basically. And/or some post-death angst as Noah deals with the fact that his boyfriend murdered him. (Or the others reacting to Noah gradually revealing his and Whelk's relationship?)

Blue Sargent & Noah Czerny, Blue Sargent/Noah Czerny

I loved what we saw of their friendship in the books, and anything featuring these two spending time together would be great. Something fluffy like shopping together, hanging out while Blue makes clothes, or baking together, or something involving Blue comforting Noah or vice versa.

Ship-wise, I love them as either romantically involved, or as friends with benefits. Blue's never gotten to have a relationship because of the curse, and maybe Noah didn't get much of a shot at dating before he died. The two of them fooling around together, a mixture of sexy and silly, would be lovely. If you're down with it, including past Noah/Whelk as per my last prompt (and Blue's reaction to what an insufferable bastard Noah's ex was) would be great!

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Blue Sargent

Gansey and Blue using Noah as a conduit/proxy is my favorite thing. Prompts: Blue kissing Noah and Noah passing that kiss on to Gansey, and vice versa. The three of them spooning (bonus points if Gansey's the little spoon, or if Blue and Gansey use Noah to cool down during the summer). The trio calming each other down when one gets anxious or angry or fade-y. Blue and Gansey making a Noah sandwich. Gansey taking Noah from behind as Noah eats Blue out.

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent

Cuddle parties! Group naps! Everyone taking care of each other. Group makeouts and/or orgies if you're okay making something porny. Maybe something exploring how they figured out the relationship/set boundaries? Or Blue breaking out the makeup and giving everyone makeovers. (Just...think about Blue's taste in clothes and then transfer it to makeup. I feel like the results would be amazing.

Helen Gansey/Orla

How did they start dating? Does Helen take Orla on rich-people dates that Orla finds half-obnoxious and half-endearing? How do the Gansey parents feel about their daughter dating a woman? How do Gansey and Blue react to the relationship? (I could see either Helen and Orla making at least some effort to hide it, or Gansey and/or Blue being comically oblivious even though Helen and Orla are basically making out in front of them).


Shamer Chronicles- Lene Kaaberbol

For all of the ships listed, if you’d like to write post-canon fic, I’d love to see Dina working as a shamer in her own right once she grows up, and/or her interactions with her children or nieces and nephews.

Dina Tonerre/Rosa

This has been one of my favorite book series since I was 10, and I will love anything you write me about these ships. Dina and Rose’s friendship was one of my favorite parts of the books, and I’d love to see it grow into romance, either during the course of canon or in a post-canon work. (Also, I’m convinced that Dina’s jealousy regarding Carmian was at least partially a crush, if you’d like to work that into her realization that she’s attracted to women.)

Dina Tonerre/Tano

I love that even though Tano’s been hurt by Dina’s powers before, he isn’t frightened of her. I’d love to see him as a supportive boyfriend/husband/partner as Dina works as a Shamer, or the two of them working through the traumatic experiences they’ve been through.

Dina Tonerre/Tano/Rosa

I’d love something set after Shamer’s War, with Dina realizing she’s in love with both Tano and Rosa and proposing the relationship. I’d imagine the other two might take some convincing—Dina’s family seems pretty open to poly relationships, but I’d imagine the same isn’t true of the rest of the world in this universe.

Feel free to draw from my prompts for Dina/Tano and Dina/Rose for this ship as well!
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2015-10-25 10:15 pm
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Dear Yuletide Writer 2015

Thank you for writing for me! I’m [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream on AO3, and [tumblr.com profile] withinadream27 on Tumblr. I’ve also got a letters tag on my Dreamwidth if you’d like to take a look at my past requests. (Also, I promise that length and order of requests has nothing to do with what I’d prefer to receive! I’ve just had more time to think about prompts for some of my requested canons.)

My only squick is detailed descriptions of pregnancy or childbirth. Mentions of a character being pregnant are fine, but please don’t dwell on their appearance, or the side effects of pregnancy. (I’ve got a fandom or two that have a fair amount of focus on pregnancy—I’ll include details/exceptions in those specific sections.)

I love both gen and pretty much all ship configurations (any combination of genders, and both two-people and poly relationships). I'm especially fond of historical characters developing poly relationships and feeling conflicted about it.

General tropes I like: hurt-comfort, 5 times or 5+1 fics, sexuality angst for historical fandoms, babysitting/Accidental Baby Acquisition, supernatural AUs (ghosts, zombie apocalypses, etc.)

Shippy stuff and kinks I like: sex pollen, pretty much anything under the BDSM umbrella (with a preference towards male sub and/or femdom, although if you’d prefer M/f I’ll read that as well!), rough sex, characters in historical fandoms accidentally stumbling into kinks.

The Shamer Chronicles—Lene Kaaberbol

Characters requested: Davin Tonerre, Nicodemus Ravens, Dina Tonerre

I’ve only requested a few of the nominated characters, but feel free to include (or even focus on) any of the others. Seriously, I’ve wanted fic for this fandom since I was ten, and there’s so little out there—you could write me a thousand words of the dragons gangbanging Drakan and I would still love you forever. In addition, you don’t need to include everyone I’ve requested in your gift.

I read the English translations, and I haven’t seen the film or the musical. If you read a version with different names, feel free to use the character names you’re most comfortable with!

If you haven’t read the series: The Shamer Chronicles is a 4-book YA series (at least, the YA section is where my library shelved it) focusing on Dina Tonerre, who’s inherited a mystical power from her mother. She can look into anyone’s eyes and make them feel ashamed of the wrongs they’ve committed. The series has fascinating worldbuilding, a reluctant heir to the throne who’s forced to lead a rebellion, ample hurt-comfort opportunities, and the first book is available for only $4 including shipping on (US) Amazon! You should definitely join me in my tiny fandom :)

In case you’re picking up the fandom for the first time, I’ve split my prompts into two categories. Here are the prompts that rely only on the first book:

  • We hardly see anything of Davin this book, and I’d love to see something from his point of view during the time that Dina and her mother are in Dunark. When does he first realize that something’s wrong? How does he handle caring for and comforting Melli? Or, how does he react once the group returns home?

  • I would also love either Nico’s POV on any of the events of the book, or any sort of backstory involving him. I’m a sucker for both hurt/comfort and unadulterated angst, and Nico’s childhood has plenty of opportunities for both. I’d also love to see his first night in prison, or some of his interactions with Master Maunus.

  • 8-year-old-me loved Dina (and 20-year-old-me) still does!) so I’d be happy with anything focusing on her. We see her adjusting to her powers throughout the first book, but I’d love to see how she first discovered them, and/or pre-book scenes of the other villagers reacting to her new powers.

Full-series prompts (spoilers ahead!):

  • One of the reasons I fell in love with this series was its exploration of the effects of trauma, but I can never get enough recovery and hurt-comfort fic. Something with any of the characters (including those I haven’t requested) getting used to life post-Drakan/post-series resolution would be lovely.

  • I’d also love to see Dina as an adult, working as a Shamer. Perhaps a casefic-type story, where she has to investigate a crime and find the culprit (maybe a crime that brings back bad memories of her childhood?) In addition, I’d love to see how her father’s powers play into her work as a Shamer.
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  • If kidfic is your thing, I’d love to see Dina working with an apprentice of her own (her child, or her niece/nephew?)

  • I’ve shipped Davin and Nico since I first read this series in elementary school, and I would love a shippy fic about them if you’re so inclined. I could see them beginning by bonding over their trauma and then ending up kissing.

  • We get to see a bit more of Nico’s backstory in the last book, and I’d love something exploring his relationship with Carmian.

  • I’d also love a post-canon fic showing what Nico does after the end of the fourth book. Where does he go? Does he ever come back? I had mixed feelings about him abandoning Carmian to rule alone after I first finished the series—does she ever find out what happened to him? (I just want more of a resolution! That’s what fic is for, after all.)

  • I’d love to see a post-canon Davin fic as well. How does he adapt to life after everything goes back to “normal”? You could set it directly after canon ends, or if you’re into kidfic/futurefic, I’d love to see something far in the future, maybe from the POV of a child of Davin’s?

The Glamourist Histories- Mary Robinette Kowals

Characters requested: Jane Ellsworth, Vincent Hamilton

This is the canon where I feel like my pregnancy squick needs some more explanation. Depending on when your fic is set, Jane might be pregnant—that’s fine to mention, but I’d rather not have a fic solely focused on the pregnancy. Spoilers for later books in the series to explain more: [The level of detail in Of Noble Family, especially the birth scene, was a bit much for me; descriptions of the baby kicking also tend to creep me out a bit.]

(Some of these prompts are stolen from my Fandom Growth Exchange letter.)

If you want to go in a shippy direction, I love all of the canon ships, and honestly if you have a non-canon ship that you love, I will probably love it too. There’s a grand total of one fic for this series the last time I checked, so I would be thrilled with anything. (A note: I’ve read the entire series, so you can set your fic wherever you like.) A few prompts:


  • The worldbuilding in this series fascinates me, and I would love to see how historical, technological, or scientific events would have been affected by the existence of glamour. I’d love to read a scientific paper on glamour, if that’s something you’d enjoy writing! The Kingdom of Faerie has also been mentioned a few times in political situations (usually in the context of The United Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Faerie, if I recall correctly), but never expanded on—does Fairyland exist in this universe? How does it connect to glamour? Is there a reason that the Kingdom of Faerie is mentioned in political proceedings but never interacted with? Perhaps the fairies have been isolated from humans for a long while, but then come back to the mortal world—what happens next?

  • I wasn’t expecting to love Jane and Vincent’s relationship as much as I did. Anything about their relationship and/or their work together would be lovely. Maybe the two of them working with a particularly difficult client, or enjoying some rare time off. If you’re inclined to write something NSFW, I’d love that as well—I’ve got some of my favorite kinks and sexual tropes listed above, although you can of course write something more vanilla if that’s more your speed.

  • One thing I’d love to see for these two is crossdressing—I’m especially into Jane crossdressing as part of foreplay and/or sex, but if you want to have Vincent in a dress as well, I definitely won’t say no!
  • I headcanon Vincent as bi, but very conflicted about it due to his upbringing (and the events of his childhood detailed in Of Noble Family), and I would love something about him coming out to Jane—maybe after the trial, he could tell her about a lover from his school days? Given her reaction to finding out about the prostitute he frequented in his youth, I can’t imagine Jane would take it too well at first, but I think she’d come around eventually.

  • And again, I’ve only requested Jane and Vincent here, but I would love to receive fic featuring any of the nominated characters.

A Lily Among Thorns- Rose Lerner

Characters requested: Any (Elijah Hathaway, Solomon Hathaway, Serena Ravenshaw)

You don’t have to include all of my requested characters in the fic, although of course you’re free to.


  • I’d love to see more of post-marriage Serena’s interactions with the Hathaway family, or backstory about the adventures and challenges she faced in between leaving her family and the plot of the book. I would also enjoy fic set while she’s young and living with her family.

  • I’d also love to see the childhood shenanigans that Elijah and Solomon get up to. Solomon mourning Elijah would also be lovely.

  • Spy stories are one of my favorite genres, so if you’d like to write about Elijah’s adventures in espionage, I would be thrilled!

  • If you’re inclined to write a more pornographic fic, I’d be happy with receiving one for any of my requested characters. I don’t have any specific headcanons or prompts forElijah-centric smut—feel free to pair him up with Rene or an OC! For Solomon and Serena, I’ve always had a weakness for a more worldly woman introducing her innocent husband to all sorts of depravities. (My kingdom for Serena/Solomon pegging fic, if you’d be interested in writing it!)

Strange Empire

Characters Requested: Rebecca Blithely

Note that I only requested Rebecca, but I love all of the characters in the tagset, and would be thrilled to receive any gift that focused partially or wholly on one of my non-requested characters as well.


  • Something focusing on Rebecca (either pre- or post-canon) studying medicine or caring for patients would be really neat. (I’ve got next to no medical knowledge, so don’t feel like extensive research is necessary!)

  • Rebecca is my bicycle for this fandom—I’d love shipfic pairing her up with anyone and everyone (with a slight preference for any of the women or Morgan). On the crackier side of things, if you can make a sex-pollen-induced Rebecca-centric gangbang happen, I will love you forever (maybe she’s experimenting with some new herbs/medications/chemicals/etc and breathes in the wrong thing?)

  • I’d also love something along the lines of a character study. How does she feel about being so separate from the rest of society, viewed as an oddity instead of a person? I’d also love an examination of her relationship with Morgan. It fell apart in a very interesting way over the season, and I’d love to see your take on what happens next (whether that’s Morgan’s departure with Miss Logan, Rebecca and Morgan somehow making things work, or wherever else your fic takes you).

  • There was a lot of talk around the end of the season about how the environment had changed the characters, and made them more violent. I would love to see something giving the setting magical powers (maybe a curse, or a tie to Fairyland or a Native American equivalent), and a magical and/or horror take on the changes the characters. Also (this may be embarrassingly clear from my earlier letters, but) I am very into changeling narratives. If you’d like to play with Rebecca being either a figurative changeling, literal changeling, or both, I’d be very happy!
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2015-09-16 10:16 pm
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Trick or Treat 2015

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! I’m [archiveofourown.org profile] within_a_dream

on AO3, and [tumblr.com profile] withinadream27 on Tumblr. I'm requesting either fic or art for all fandoms.

I like any gender combos of pairings/moresomes, and any rating. You can go as violent or sexually explicit as you want and I’ll enjoy it! If you prefer G-rated fics or art, I will also love that! Unless I specifically mention otherwise in my prompts, I’m fine with any pairings, so feel free to throw in your favorites.

My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy or childbirth. In fic, mentions of pregnancy are fine as long as there’s no detail; in art, I’d prefer not to see pregnant characters.

General Trick Prompts: I love any form of ghost story, be it silly, sad, or spooky. I also love fairies, especially the malevolent type. Survival-type horror (zombie apocalypse, trapped in the wilderness, etc) is also great.

General Treat Prompts: Fluffy ship and/or friendship fic is always great! I also love first-time (first kiss, first date, first meeting, etc) and 5 times fic. Genderswaps of the always-a-girl/boy/nonbinary person variety, especially for historical fandoms, are neat as well! As far as smut goes, if you like a kink, odds are I also like that kink. I love stuff under the BDSM umbrella, especially if the characters fall into those dynamics accidentally instead of planning out scenes, etc.

 

Hamlet: (I requested Ophelia and Horatio.) If we matched on Ophelia, any exploration of canon from her perspective would be lovely. What does she think of Hamlet’s actions throughout the play? Or maybe her experiences in the afterlife—does she end up haunting the castle?

If we matched on Horatio: how does he deal with the aftermath of the play? What does he do now that he’s the last man standing at the end of a Shakespearian tragedy? Does he stay in Denmark, or leave? (If he stays, how does he get on with Fortinbras?)

Jane Eyre: (I requested Jane.) I would love a story about Jane as a fairy changeling: an AU where Thornfield is in Fairyland (there’s a long-established folkloric pattern where a fairy bachelor takes in a mortal woman to act as nursemaid for his child!) or a post-canon story where Jane finds herself whisked away to Fairyland, or wherever else that prompt takes you.

I’d also love Jane femslash, perhaps with Helen or the Rivers sisters. Or a post-canon story showing how Jane and Rochester’s relationship fares. Or pretty much anything Jane-centric, to be honest.

Les Mis: (I requested Marius, Cosette,and Eponine.) I prefer canon-era or canon-divergent AUs to modern AUs. Any sort of “supernatural creatures in Paris” plot (zombie apocalypse, werewolves, alligators in the sewers, or whatever strikes your fancy!) would be neat, as would a post-canon ghost story, with anyone as the ghost. Or Cosette, Marius, or Eponine as a fairy changeling!

Shipwise, the only thing I wouldn’t like is Marius/Eponine without Cosette. Other than that, any two or three-person combo of my nominated characters would be good with me, as would any of my requested characters shipped with Les Amis or other major characters. Or gen, of course, but since there are so many ships in Les Mis and many people have strong NOTPs, I thought I should include a note about what I ship.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: (I requested Gaby, Illya, and Napoleon.) I’d love to see our protagonists sent off on what seems to be a typical spy mission, only to find out that the person they’re meant to take down has some sort of supernatural powers. A non-supernatural mission would also be lovely!

If you’d like to do something shippy, my favorite ships are Illya/Napoleon and Illya/Napoleon/Gaby, but I’m also down for Illya/Gaby or Napoleon/Gaby if you prefer those. I’ve also wanted to see crossdressing fic or art based on the clothes-shopping scene since I left the theatre, so something shippy with Illya, Napoleon, or both in a dress would be amazing!

The Raven Cycle:(I requested Noah and Gwenllian.) Noah prompts first: I’m fascinated by his character, and I’d love fic that explores what it’s like to be a ghost. Perhaps a story where he gets possessed a la the events in Blue Lily, but by a more malevolent being, or something with Noah coming across other ghosts, ones who perhaps mean him and his friends harm. I also ship him with pretty much every character in the series, so go wild with ships if you’d like!

Gwenllian: anything showing how she reacts to modern-day technology and customs would be amazing. Gwenllian discovers marshmallows, Gwenllian discovers Youtube poops, Gwenllian discovers motorcycles, etc. Additionally, any femslash involving Gwenllian would be great.

I know I’ve got mostly spooky prompts for Noah and silly prompts for Gwen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t write a Gwen-centric trick or a Noah-centric treat; I just ran out of prompts!


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2015-08-29 10:21 pm
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Raven Cycle Ship Swap

Thanks for writing for me! Previous exchange requests can be found in my letter tag, and I'm within_a_dream on AO3. I've also got a Tumblr as withinadream27 if you want to check out more of my interests!

My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy and/or childbirth. (This isn't likely to come up in a Raven Cycle exchange, but I figured I should include it anyway.)

General tropes I like include: 5 times fics, first kisses/first confessions of love or feelings/etc, babysitting/accidental baby acquisition, hurt/comfort, cuddling

If you want to write porn, throw in any of your kinks and (as long as it's not pregnancy-related) I'll most likely enjoy it! Some of my favorite kinks include: BDSM of all kinds, especially unnegotiated sorts where the characters accidentally fall into D/s dynamics or other kinks; rough sex/fight sex/biting/etc; oral sex and masturbation as the main event rather than foreplay. I'd also love to read silly sex scenes or attempts at makeouts/sex that go horribly, hilariously wrong, especially for the younger characters.

As far as background/secondary ships go, I've got no NOTPs in this fandom so feel free to throw in whatever you'd like! Now for the ship-specific prompts:

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish/Blue Sargent, aka OT5
Cuddle parties! Group naps! Everyone taking care of each other. Group makeouts and/or orgies if you're into that. Maybe something exploring how they figured out the relationship/set boundaries? Or Blue breaking out the makeup and giving everyone makeovers. (Just...think about Blue's taste in clothes and then transfer it to makeup. I feel like the results would be amazing.)

Gwenllian/Blue Sargent
I saw this ship in the tagset and fell in love. (If you want to write it platonically, feel free; I just ran out of slots to request both and I lean slightly towards romantic relationships!) A few prompts follow: Blue introducing Gwenllian to modern society and technology. Blue having a bisexual awakening because of Gwenllian (and Gwenllian being a brat and teasing her mercilessly about it). The women of 300 Fox Way cornering Gwenllian to give her a stern talking-to about hurting Blue, either individually or all together.

Helen Gansey/Orla
How did they start dating? Does Helen take Orla on rich-people dates that Orla finds half-obnoxious and half-endearing? How do the Gansey parents feel about their daughter dating a woman? How do Gansey and Blue react to the relationship? (I could see either Helen and Orla making at least some effort to hide it, or Gansey and/or Blue being comically oblivious even though Helen and Orla are basically making out in front of them).

Noah Czerny/Barrington Whelk
I'm very attached to the headcanon that Noah and Whelk were dating before Noah's murder. Whelk being an incredibly obnoxious boyfriend, but Noah putting up with it because it's not like there's a plethora of gay boys at Aglionby. Whelk not reciprocating during sex. Whelk being a dick, basically. And/or some post-death angst as Noah deals with the fact that his boyfriend murdered him. (Or the others reacting to Noah gradually revealing his and Whelk's relationship?)

Noah Czerny/Blue Sargent
I love them as either romantically involved, or as friends with benefits. Blue's never gotten to have a relationship because of the curse, and maybe Noah didn't get much of a shot at dating before he died. The two of them fooling around together, a mixture of sexy and silly, would be lovely. If you're down with it, including past Noah/Whelk as per my last prompt (and Blue's reaction to what an insufferable bastard Noah's ex was) would be great!

Noah Czerny/Richard Gansey III/Blue Sargent
Gansey and Blue using Noah as a conduit/proxy is my favorite thing. Prompts: Blue kissing Noah and Noah passing that kiss on to Gansey, and vice versa. The three of them spooning (bonus points if Gansey's the little spoon, or if Blue and Gansey use Noah to cool down during the summer). The trio calming each other down when one gets anxious or angry or fade-y. Blue and Gansey making a Noah sandwich. Gansey taking Noah from behind as Noah eats Blue out.

Noah Czerny/Ronan Lynch
On the surface, Noah seems so soft and cuddly and Ronan seems so sharp and angry, so I feel like they'd be a very interesting pair. I love the idea of Noah taking care of Ronan when he gets upset/has nightmares, and Ronan treating Noah like he would the rest of his friends, cracking jokes about his problems instead of tiptoing around them. Something similar in tone to that text post about Ronan saying Noah's buffering, etc is my dream dynamic.
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2015-08-15 11:38 pm
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Fandom Growth Exchange 2015

Thank you for writing or drawing for me! Previous letters are under my letter tag, and I’m within_a_dream on AO3. I’m requesting either fic or art for all fandoms/ships!

My only squick is detailed descriptions of pregnancy and childbirth. (Given the nature of some of the canons I've nominated, I'm fine with mentions, but I'd rather not receive a piece of art featuring a prominently pregnant character or a story focusing primarily on a character's experience with pregnancy.) I’d also prefer fics and art set in canon era for historical fandoms, rather than modern AUs. Aside from the ships I requested, I’m an avid multishipper, so feel free to throw in any ships (of any gender configuration) you want! (I’d prefer poly ships to infidelity, though.) I enjoy gen, explicit porn, and anything in between.

General tropes I like: hurt/comfort, supernatural AUs (e.g. ghosts, magic, zombie apocalypse), babysitting/Accidental Baby Acquisition, casefic (for applicable fandoms), competency kink (or, one character teaching or explaining something they're good at to another character, and said other character being impressed--bonus if the skill isn't something people are usually impressed by)

Shippy tropes/kinks I like: sexuality angst, BDSM (with a preference to femdom and/or a male sub, and a preference to characters [especially historical characters] accidentally discovering how much they like bondage or biting or whatever kink you’d prefer), sex pollen/assorted tropes, cuddling, first-time/relationship setup

Fandoms under the cut )
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2015-04-10 05:31 pm
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Jukebox Letter 2015

My username on AO3 is within_a_dream

Hello, and thank you for writing for me! I’ll start off with a list of general things I like:

            -Fantasy, sci-fi, and historical settings (Although I like all other settings and genres, too)

            -Unreliable narrators

            -Prose that tends towards the poetic (e.g. unusual turns of phrase, unconventional structure, etc)

            -Any and all points of view and perspectives (e.g. first person present, second person, etc)

            -Any (or no!) relationship configurations. Slash, femslash, het, poly relationships--they're all fine by me!

I’m fine with any level of violence or sexual explicitness. My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy and (especially) childbirth. Brief mentions of pregnancy/childbirth, pregnant characters, etc, are fine, as long as the story doesn’t go into a lot of detail.
 

I tend to assume that the gender of the narrator is the gender of the singer, and that’s how I’ve written my prompts, but feel free to mix that up if you want. I don’t have strong opinions about the gender of any of the characters, unless I specifically mentioned it in the prompt.





Broken Crown- Mumford and Sons
What’s the narrator’s story? Who’s offering him the crown, and why is he refusing? I’d love for the narrator to be some sort of supernatural creature, but if you’d rather go for a historical or contemporary interpretation I’d also enjoy it!

If you’re an artist, I’d love something with Christian imagery (saints and such), or something supernatural and/or folktale inspired.

Sleeping Dead- Emily Jane White
I love the image of ravens stealing the narrator’s wife. Was it a dream, an omen, or a real event? The lyrics imply that the wife died—how did that happen? I would love something fairytale-esque, fleshing out more of what happened. (I have this idea that maybe the wife is believed to be dead, but the narrator knows she’s still alive and has to go on an epic quest to save her—but if you’d rather use another plot entirely that’s fine by me!)

Some scenes that stick with me as being good for a piece of art are the ravens stealing the wife, or the narrator’s desire to be buried with her wife.

In Another Life- Vienna Teng
This one is a reprompt from last year.

I’d love to hear more about any of the three past lives mentioned in the song, either a story about the deaths as detailed in the lyrics or just a day in the life of the narrator and her love. (I’m not at all picky about historical accuracy.) Alternatively, I’d love a story about the narrator and her love in the present day. I love the way the last verse describes the way the memories of past lives creep into the narrator’s thoughts, and I’d like to hear more about that—does she remember everything about her past lives, or does she just have vague flashes of forgotten memories? Does her love remember anything of their past as well?

Artwise, something that incorporates parts of several different lives (the ones mentioned in the song, or historical periods of your choice) of the narrator and her love would be neat.

Human of the Year- Regina Spektor
I’ve wanted to know more about the story since behind these lyrics since I first heard the song. Why is Karl being named “Human of the Year”, and what does that mean? Who’s bestowing the title on him? A new Human of the Year is named every year—does Karl ever meet the previous winners?

I love the image of Karl “shaking in the pews” as the icons whisper to him (and again, if you’re going with art, I love religious imagery).

Travellin’ Soldier- The Dixie Chicks
I would love an epistolary fic telling some more details about the girl, the soldier, both of their lives, and their relationship. Alternatively, I’d love to see the aftermath of the soldier’s death on the girl.

There’s a lot of strong imagery in the song, and I’d love to see art of any of the scenes, especially the first time they meet, or the girl crying under the bleachers after the soldier’s death is announced.

Til The Water’s All Long Gone- The Decemberists
What’s the fountain in the song? The Fountain of Youth? Something else? Why did the group mentioned in the song leave the fountain, and what happened to them because of it? Why is the narrator so determined not to betray his daughter, who would he be betraying her to, and how?

Artwise, I’d love to see your interpretation of the daughter, or the fountain, or both.

Only The Good Die Young- Melissa Etheridge

I’m fascinated by how different the meaning of this song is when it’s sung by a woman. I’d love to hear or see the story of Virginia meeting the narrator and reevaluating her sexuality/her religious views. Just how much does Virginia’s mother know about the nature of her relationship with the narrator, and if she does find out the full truth, what happens?

I like religious imagery in art, and/or something playing off of the differences between Virginia and the narrator.

(I’d prefer something that ends mostly happily, although angst during the course of the story is more than fine, and also, I’d like for both the characters in this one to remain women.)
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2015-02-13 10:31 pm
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Once Upon A Fic Letter 2015


 First of all, thank you for writing for me! (My AO3 username is within_a_dream). To start with, here's a list of general things I like in fairy tale retellings, etc:
  • Swapping Genre (Space opera? Horror? Western? Postapocalyptic? Anything goes! Although if you want to write your story in the traditional historical/fantasy setting, I will also love it!)
  • Retellings that make the villain more sympathetic, or the hero/ine less so.
  • Epilogue-type stories. What happens after the happily ever after?
Here are my prompts for the individual stories:

The Juniper Tree

I’d love a story that focuses on explaining the stepmother’s actions (because come on, no one’s first reaction to an annoying stepchild is to make him into a soup and feed him to his father). This retelling emphasizes the “evil force” that came over her…is she possessed by the devil, or a demon? Or you could twist the original story and have the boy be some sort of evil creature, with the stepmother doing what needs to be done to defeat him. (The only thing I wouldn’t like as an explanation is “she was crazy/psychotic/etc all along!”)

Alternatively, I would love a sequel to the fairy tale exploring what happens after the boy comes back from the dead. I love stories about people coming back (to life) wrong, whether that means traumatized by their death, with ghostlike properties, a dramatic personality shift, or anything else you can think of.


East of the Sun, West of the Moon

I’ve always been interested in why the prince was engaged to the princess in the first place. Is his stepmother punishing him? Is the marriage’s goal some sort of political gain? (If so, is there any fallout when he marries the story’s protagonist instead?) What becomes of the long-nosed princess after the end of the story? I would love a subverted retelling that makes the princess a sympathetic character, or a fic where she’s unrepentantly nasty/a villain.


Willie of Winsbury

The line that caught my attention when I first listened to this song was the king’s reaction to seeing Willie: “For wert thou a woman, as thou art a man/My bedfellow thou shouldst be”. That’s certainly an interesting thing to say to your future son-in-law. Does the king have a secret lust for Willie? Does he ever act on those feelings? How does his daughter feel about her dad’s raging crush on her husband?

Alternatively, how did the king end up imprisoned in Spain? What has his daughter been doing (besides sleeping with Willie) while he's gone?


The Twa Sisters

I first heard a version of this ballad as a young child (Loreena McKennit’s The Bonny Swans, in case you’re curious), and I’ve loved it ever since. The part that fascinates me the most is the magical bone-harp. What on earth convinces the minstrel to make a harp of the dead body he finds lying around? How aware is the younger sister when she’s been made into an instrument? I would love a fic focusing on the communication between the younger sister(‘s spirit) and the harpist.

The dynamic between the two sisters is also incredibly interesting. How does the older sister feel about having killed the other? What happens once the truth about the death is revealed?

The Lady Lovibond

I was so happy to see this story nominated, because ghost ships are some of my favorite things, and I’d never read this particular story until I went through the nominations for this exchange!

My favorite thing about stories like this is the idea of all these souls trapped between our world and the next, reenacting their doom over and over again…How aware are the ghosts of what’s happened to them? (One of the linked accounts mentions hearing noises of celebration. Are the ghosts completely unaware that they’re about to reenact their deaths, or are they aware on some level of what’s going on but trapped into celebrating anyway?) Does the first mate regret his actions after death, or does his spirit just end up hating the captain more? 

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2014-09-14 09:49 pm
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Trick or Treat Exchange 2014 Letter

 Hello! Thank you so much for writing or drawing for me; I am very excited to see what you make. [EDIT: I would love either fic or art for any of the fandoms listed!]

In general, I love ghosts. Characters as ghosts. Characters as the stars of one of those cheesy ghost-hunting shows. Characters holding a séance. Characters spending the night in a haunted house on a dare. Basically if you decide to go the ‘trick’ route, anything involving ghosts would be amazing. (I have some ideas for specific canons that I’ll talk about as well.) I’m good with any level of violence/horror.

If you want to go the ‘treat’ route, I’m good with any rating/category, from gen fluff to explicit smut. I like many kinks as well (bondage, rough sex, crossdressing, and general BDSM-type stuff, to name a few, although I tend to prefer dynamics other than male dom/female sub)

Do Not Wants: My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy and (especially) childbirth. Brief mentions of pregnancy/childbirth, pregnant characters, etc, are fine, as long as the story doesn’t go into a lot of detail.

Les Miserables

I slightly prefer canon-era settings and a focus on Les Amis, Marius, Cosette, and Eponine, but anything else wouldn’t be a dealbreaker. I ship Marius/Cosette/Eponine and any 2-person permutations of that ship, as well as pretty much every combination of Les Amis (and Valjean/Javert).

I would absolutely love to see a canon-era zombie apocalypse AU, focusing on how Marius, Cosette, and/or Eponine deal with the event.

Reign

I love all of the canon ships, and I’m fond of Francis/Bash and Francis/Bash/Mary (but I will totally not be offended if you don’t want to write my incest ship.)

I’d love to see either Mary and any of her ladies in waiting, or young Francis and Bash, encountering a ghost in the castle.

On the treat side, I’d love Francis/Bash(/Mary) shipfic of any sort, something about Bash and Kenna’s relationship, or Francis/Mary or Bash/Mary fluff.

Penny Dreadful

This canon seems tailor-made for a spooky fic. I’d like to see the gang taking on any supernatural creature that the first season didn’t feature: ghosts, zombies, or anything else you can think of.

For the fluffy side of things, Sir Malcolm had a line about inviting the boys over to decorate for Christmas, and I would love to see how that would play out. I also ship pretty much every combination of characters, and would especially love to see Vanessa/Brona (for no other reason than that they were the only side of that love quadrangle that didn’t get some sort of in-show action). My other ships include Victor/Proteus, Victor/Ethan, Ethan/Dorian, Vanessa/Mina, Vanessa/Dorian...basically, if you ship any combination of characters in this fandom, I would love to read about it.

The Raven Cycle

I would love to see something on the horror side focusing on Noah, either involving another ghost, or showing Noah somehow going dark and putting the rest of the cast in danger. Alternatively, I’d like to see a horror story focusing on Ronan’s power.

I ship Noah with everyone, and would love to see fluff or shippy fic/art about any Noah pairing. I also love Maura/the Gray Man, and would love to see anything about them. Gen fic or art about Blue and the Raven Boys’ friendship would also be great!

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2014-05-01 07:30 pm
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Jukebox 2014 Letter

My username on AO3 is within_a_dream

Hello, and thank you for writing for me! I’ll start off with a list of general things I like:

            -Fantasy, sci-fi, and historical settings (Although I like all other settings and genres, too)

            -Unreliable narrators

            -Prose that tends towards the poetic (e.g. unusual turns of phrase, unconventional structure, etc)

            -Any and all points of view and perspectives, especially the ones everyone else seems to hate (like first-person present-tense, and second person)

            -Slash, and femslash (although I like het and gen too!)

I’m fine with any level of violence or sexual explicitness. My only squick is graphic descriptions of pregnancy and (especially) childbirth. Brief mentions of pregnancy/childbirth, pregnant characters, etc, are fine, as long as the story doesn’t go into a lot of detail.

            My prompts for the songs got a bit long, and you definitely shouldn’t feel like you have to include everything in one story. Also, I tend to assume that the gender of the narrator is the gender of the singer, and that’s how I’ve written my prompts, but feel free to mix that up if you want. I don’t have strong opinions about the gender of any of the characters.

Becoming a Jackal- The Villagers

            I’m not really sure what’s going on in this song, but it definitely has a story behind it. Who’s the narrator, and who is the “you” he stays with? (I’ve always imagined the “you” as a woman, and I’ll use female pronouns for ease of writing, but feel free to go with whatever gender you want.) I got the impression that she took the narrator in when he was young and/or vulnerable, and is keeping him from leaving her to join the jackals. Who are the jackals, anyway? A literal pack of jackals, or perhaps shape-shifters? A bike gang? I’d love to see your ideas.

            I especially love the last stanza or so of the song:

                        So before you take this song as truth

You should wonder what I'm taking from you

How I benefit from you being here

Lending me your ears while I'm selling you my fears

            I’d love a story that plays on this uncertainty. Is what the narrator tells us really the truth? What’s his motivation for telling us this story?

In Another Life- Vienna Teng

            I’d love to hear more about any of the three past lives mentioned in the song, either a story about the deaths as detailed in the lyrics or just a day in the life of the narrator and her love. (I’m not at all picky about historical accuracy.) Alternatively, I’d love a story about the narrator and her love in the present day. I love the way the last verse describes the way the memories of past lives creep into the narrator’s thoughts, and I’d like to hear more about that—does she remember everything about her past lives, or does she just have vague flashes of forgotten memories? Does her love remember anything of their past as well?

No Death- Mirel Wagner

            I’ve always interpreted this as a story of necromancy gone wrong: a woman attempts to resurrect her lover, or keep her from dying, and ends up with an undead girlfriend. I’d love to hear about how things ended up this way—how did the lover die, and how did the narrator manage to bring her back to life?

            I also love the image of death trying to break in and steal the lover back. I’d love a story that treats death as a humanoid character and details the narrator’s attempts to evade him.

            If you write for this song, I’d prefer that both the narrator and her lover are women.

White Winter Hymnal- Fleet Foxes

            This song has always felt to me like there’s a story behind it…but I have no idea what that story is. I’d love to hear your idea of what’s going on. Who is Michael, and what happens to him? Who is the narrator, and why is he following the pack?

The Wondersmith and His Sons- Astronautalis

            I’m very interested in the backstory/childhood of the narrator and his brothers. Tell me about how they grew up learning to be con men, and/or the disaster that tore their family apart. The song gives so few details about this, and I’m curious: how did the youngest brother die? Who’s “the other skeleton”? What happens to the rest of the family? (Perhaps one of them is the other skeleton?)

            If that doesn’t interest you, I’d love to hear about the narrator as an adult, maybe the story of a con he’s running (either drawing on the one described in the song, or something else.) If we go by the music video (which you definitely don’t have to), his attempt to go after the “woman weak for charming men” doesn’t go well. What went wrong?


Thanks again for writing for me, and I look forward to reading your story!