Focus on character. Things like plot, structure, theme, making sense (!) are extras to me. I just want complicated, fully realized, damaged, imperfect, interesting characters doing things. Any things. It can be grocery shopping, seriously. I care about character.
And relationships! Complicated, fully realized, damaged, imperfect, interesting relationships involving two or more people. Romance, friendship, family, found family, all of it. I love best: siblings, BFFs who love each other, people who belong together but are afraid, people who are horrible together but can’t quit, casual relationships that turn unexpectedly deep, soulmates. I love unresolved sexual tension. Two people flirting in a grocery store, seriously. I care about feelings.
My perfect scenario for pretty much any fandom is: everyone in the group has to live together for some reason and they all squabble about dishes and TV rights and sneak around into each others bedrooms in the middle of the night.
Things I Especially Like:
- Curtain fic
- Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
- Found Family
- Kid fic/Legacy
- Road trips
- Touchy-feely physicality (but vanilla sex)
- Unresolved Sexual Tension
AUs, Fusions and Crossovers:
I love it! As long as the characters and relationships are recognizable, feel free to play with setting. Mundane and historic AUs are fun and I love a good multiverse. For these purposes my fandoms are listed here (please do not set the fic in one I am not familiar with).
Do Not Want:
- PWP, Smut — graphic description of sexual acts just pulls me completely out of the story, I prefer it simple and suggestive. Same goes for NSFW art.
- Horror, gore
- Graphic depictions of violence
- Action oriented plots
- Character/relationship bashing
Note: new episodes will be airing while writing is happening. Feel free to incorporate or ignore any new canon for the characters.
Stevie and Dmitri
I’ve been waiting since May to make this request:
So here is the prompt I submitted 2 years ago:
-Stevie befriends Dmitri (and his sister?) and gets dragged into a Russian/American spy plot that tests her convictions and her relationship with her parents. And they maybe go on the run and probably hook up because obviously. References to Anastasia (the animated film) very welcome.
And here are screencaps from the season finale last May:
HELLO THEY ARE DRESSED LIKE DMITRI AND ANASTASIA. I made that happen and if you want to write about it I will be forever grateful.
-McCord family dinner!! Invite over Elizabeth’s staff or one/more of the kids’ significant others or random dignitaries or stick to the family. The show can be so funny sometimes, go for it.
-A holiday party at the White House would also work!
This movie is too long by half and way too self-impressed and there are really only two things I care about in it. But those two things? I CARE SO MUCH.
The first is Lauren, Vincent Hanna's stepdaughter (played by Natalie Portman) who (trigger warning for self-harm) tries to kill herself in his bathtub.
The second is Charlene, and her relationship to Chris. The moment when Charlene warns Chris away from the police's trap is so fraught with emotion and I just GAH. It's a broken, toxic relationship, they are so very screwed up, and I ship it so hard. They absolutely should not be together unless Chris gets some help with his addictions, Charlene and their son most certainly deserve better, but I don't think she'll ever really get over him. And he just looks so happy to see her on the balcony and so devastated to have to drive away.
-How does Lauren grow up? Does she stay in touch with Hanna?
-Maybe she becomes a detective?
-What does Charlene tell Dominick about his father?
-Do Chris and Charlene find their way back to each other?
-How did Chris and Charlene get together in the first place?
-What are the consequences for Charlene when Chris gets away?
-Basically, what happens to these two women after the trauma of the movie? How do they survive?
ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB
This show. It's a mess and I love it. I have some very specific requests, but what I want is amazing women supporting each other through the years. AU it up. The show had to be careful with history -- you do not. To be very clear I am asking for the fictional versions even where I reference reality. Also, I really don’t care about any of the men except Alan and him only in regards to his relationship with Louise.
Louise and Alan
I do actually love them together. They are so so flawed and their relationship is so so messy and at times toxic and awful! But they stick it out and she dies of heartbreak just weeks after him and I am interested in how they get there.
-Their sojourn with the hippies (episode 9 “The Dark Side”) was hilarious and plenty more could come of it.
-How does Louise deal with Alan's return to space/landing on the moon?
-Does Louise have regrets wrt Max? Does Louise ever tell Alan about Max or anything that happened with Max? Note: I’m fine with bashing Alan’s terrible behavior but please don’t bash Louise for her choices or Alan & Louise in general.
WHAT. Okay so her parents died when she was five and she went to live with her Aunt Louise. . .who changed her name from Judy to Alice because Judy was too much like Julie, Louise & Alan's daughter who was the same age and OMG WHAT. Teen Alice is a brat because why wouldn't she be, look at her family, and Louise decides to bring her to her mother's grave to connect and I cried (episode 8 “Abort”). There are so many possibilities for fic here.
-Little Alice's identity problems.
-A romance between Teen Alice and Ed White Jr.
-Alice growing up determined to be everything Louise isn't but actually being a lot like her in surprising ways.
-Alice becomes an astronaut. Or an astronaut's wife.
-Alice names her own daughter Judy Louise.
-Alice tries to seduce Alan but fails because gross and then he explains why Louise is the way she is and why he loves her so much.
-Alice and Julie resent each other for reasons but also have each other’s back because sisters. -The obvious/amazing Wonderland AU (Louise as Queen of Hearts!!!).
I am just really seriously utterly fascinated by Alice Shepard.
Crossover with Mad Men
Louise Shepard and Betty Draper and Don Draper and Alan Shepard dinner party and/or weekend getaway. It writes itself. Trudy Cooper flies Megan somewhere for some actress thing and they bond (and make out). Marge and Joan. Peggy and Rene. Alice and Sally. I don't care if the timeline works, I just want them all to be friends (and make out).