magnetgirl: (Expectations)
2017-10-03 12:09 am

Yuletide 2017

THE BASICS

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
  • Angst
  • Fluff

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.
  • BDSM
  • Horror, gore
  • Graphic depictions of violence
  • Action oriented plots
  • Character/relationship bashing
 

THE SPECIFICS

MADAM SECRETARY


Note: new episodes will be airing while writing is happening. Feel free to incorporate or ignore any new canon for the characters.


Prompts:

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.



Ensemble

-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!




HEAT (1995)


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.

Prompts:

-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.


Prompts:


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.



Alice Shepard

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).


 




magnetgirl: (Breha)
2017-09-24 10:23 am

Fic Exchange Guidelines

 THE BASICS

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
  • Angst
  • Fluff

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.
  • BDSM
  • Horror, gore
  • Graphic depictions of violence
  • Action oriented plots
  • Character/relationship bashing

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 below (please do not set the fic in one I am not familiar with).


MY FANDOMS

The following is a list of fandoms I am an active participant in (for expansive fandoms I include the media I am familiar with):


Star Wars
  • Skywalker Saga, Rogue One
  • Clone Wars, Rebels, Forces of Destiny
  • Canon EU: Ahsoka, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, Bloodline, Darth Vader comic
  • Legends EU: I read quite a few when they were released, but I stopped paying attention when Anakin Solo died.
Star Trek
  • The Original Series Era including films 
  • The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine/Voyager Era including films
  • Kelvin Timeline
  • Enterprise - need to rewatch, Discovery - current
  • Novels I love: Rihannsu series (Diane Duane), Dark Passions 1 & 2 (Susan Wright), Vulcan Academy Murders/IDIC Epidemic (Jean Lorrah)
Battlestar Galactica 
  • 2003 series only
Firefly
  • series + Serenity
The Wizarding World
  • Harry Potter book series
  • Harry Potter film series
  • Fantastic Beasts
Westeros
  • Game of Thrones television series
  • A Song of Ice and Fire book series
Middle Earth
  • Lord of the Rings film series, including extended editions
  • Hobbit film series (but I've only seen the first one once)
  • I know nothing about the Silmarillion
  • I mainly care about the elves
Panem
  • The Hunger Games book series
  • The Hunger Games film series
Gilead
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  • The Handmaid's Tale television series
Marvel
  • MCU films
  • Daredevil S1, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Defenders
  • I've seen approximately half of every season of Agents of SHIELD
  • X-Men films
  • Various comics, mainly X-Men and Avengers
DC
  • DCEU films
  • Justice League, Teen Titans, and Young Justice animated series
  • Gotham
  • Various comics, mainly Young Justice and Teen Titans
Disney
  • All Disney animated films especially the Princess line
  • Pixar 
  • Live Action: Maleficent, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Alice films
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Descendents
  • Pirates of the Caribbean film series
Etc. Television
  • Law & Order (original and SVU)
  • One Chicago (all series)
  • E.R.
  • House MD
  • Leverage
  • Burn Notice
  • Fringe
  • Shadowhunters
  • Gossip Girl
  • Riverdale
  • The Good Wife
  • Madam Secretary
  • Mad Men
  • Alien Nation
  • Killjoys
  • The Expanse
  • Wynonna Earp
  • Doctor Who (Ninth on)
Etc. Film
 
  • Alien series (NOT Prometheus)
  • Terminator series
  • Inception
  • Sucker Punch
Etc. Literary
 
  • His Dark Materials
  • Wonderland
  • Neverland
  • Green Gables
  • Valdemar
  • Arthurian (esp. The Once and Future King)
  • Mythology: Greco-Roman, Norse, Celtic
  • Fairy Tales
Etc. Animated
  • Sailor Moon
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Soul Eater
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Studio Ghibli
  • Miraculous Lady Bug
Please feel free to ask if you have any additional questions.
magnetgirl: (Default)
2017-06-28 02:11 pm

Rare Pair 2017

 THE BASICS

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, 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. 

I like:
  • Angst
  • Fluff
  • Curtain fic
  • Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
  • Road trips
  • Touchy-feely physicality (but vanilla sex)
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension

I do not like:
  • PWP, Porn in general — 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

SPECIFICS

Please note these are just guidelines!

Killjoys (TV) 

Johnny Jaqobis/Pawter Simms, Dutch/Pawter Simms, Alvis Akari/Pawter Simms
I have not forgiven the show for killing off Pawter, my precious space princess frontier doctor, my favorite character from her introduction. I loved her and I loved her with Johnny and I'm still upset about it. So, whatever you do will be better than that!

Possible Prompts: 

  • Fix it fic where Pawter doesn't die.
  • Cute, fluffy, happy Pawter and Johnny being in love. 
  • Dutch and Pawter have a one night stand that one or both can't get over.
  • Alvis and Pawter comfort each other while underground (end of S1).
  • Johnny, Dutch, and Alvis all remember Pawter after her death.

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy 

Padmé/Handmaidens
Sabé is my favourite and the one I have my own headcanons for — they grew up together and know each other better than anyone because they had to pretend to be the same person, Amidala, that wasn’t really either of them and that lends itself to MANY IDEAS — but if you have a different favorite, I’m open to it. I mean the set up of bodyguard/double/sacrifice is RIFE and all of these characters deserve many more words (or brushstrokes) devoted to them.

Possible Prompts: 

  • Handmaiden Bootcamp where they learn to shoot, trade secrets, and host state dinners.
  • Pre- or Post-Battle Hook-up.
  • Kissing Game/Truth or Dare
  • Helping the Queen dress.
  • AU where a Handmaiden/Handmaidens help Padmé raise the twins.

Soul Eater 

Maka Albarn/Crona
Maka sees something in Crona worth reaching and Crona knows absolutely nothing about relationships or even basic human interaction but they know Maka better than almost anyone. These are amazing building blocks for story! Note: Crona is Non-Binary, please use NB pronouns (they/them). 

Possible Prompts: 

  • Maka fixes Crona up on a date and then she has to teach them how to dress and dance and talk and kiss and then they never make it to the date or maybe they do and it is a wistful ending.
  • Maka and Crona go shopping or study for a test and it ends up very flirty and they think it should be awkward but it's not!
  • Maka and Crona have a sleepover with Tsubaki and Patty and Liz and they play kissing games. 


About art: I think my suggested prompts generally work for art or fic, but I also love fairy tale or Arthurian AUs. 



magnetgirl: (Default)
2017-06-12 09:16 pm

Star Trek Friendshipfest 2017

THE BASICS

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, 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. This can be adapted for Star Trek easily as everyone is already stuck living together on the ship or station!

I like:
  • Angst
  • Fluff
  • Curtain fic
  • Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
  • Road trips
  • Touchy-feely physicality
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension

I do not like:
  • Horror, gore
  • Graphic depictions of violence
  • Action oriented plots

SPECIFICS

Please note these are just guidelines!

The through line of these requests is “Tell me more!” These relationships didn’t get enough screen time and I want to know everything.

Jean-Luc Picard and Jack Crusher were best friends: tell me more! Jack’s only impact on the story is his death and because we barely get to meet him we don’t really care he’s dead and that’s not fair! So give me some Jean-Luc and Jack bonding (maybe over books?) and feel free to include Beverly (I loooooooove friendship trios a la Harry Potter or Star Wars or Camelot etc).

Harry Kim and Mezoti start to bond at the end of "Ashes to Ashes": tell me more! Harry Kim is everybody's little brother, now he gets to have a little sister! Go wherever you want to build on that tentative friendship. 

Kira Nerys and Jake Sisko at the end of "What We Leave Behind" breaks-and-mends my heart every time: tell me more. I imagine awkward dinner conversation and a shared loneliness and a kind of exhaustion. Or like. Paintball. 

Gaila and Nyota Uhura
are roommates at the Academy: tell me more. I love any and every story about Nyota and Gaila being friends (not frenemies). 

Jaylah and James T. Kirk are a lot alike despite their differences: tell me more. Jaylah goes to the Academy -- and maybe she gets homesick and reaches out to James T., or maybe he surprises her with a visit, at a science fair?, maybe the whole crew comes? However you want to work it, I just want more of them.

Data and Keiko O'Brien: tell me more.  Anything!!!! One idea is they trade recordings between the Enterprise and DS9, which could be a neat way to dig into their character and relationship (and call back to her introduction).
magnetgirl: (Default)
2017-03-04 06:19 pm

Dear Spacer

 I love SPACE! I'm excited for this challenge <3

THE BASICS

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, 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. This can be adapted for SPACE easily as in space no one can hear you scream everyone is already stuck living together on the ship or station!  


I like:
Angst
Fluff
Curtain fic
Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
Road trips
Touchy-feely physicality (but vanilla sex) 
Unresolved Sexual Tension


I do not like:
PWP
Porn in general — 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


SPECIFICS

Please note these are just guidelines! 

Aliens (1986)

Character: Rebecca "Newt" Jordan, Relationship: Dwayne Hicks & Rebecca "Newt" Jordan, Relationship: Dwayne Hicks/Ellen Ripley
I first saw Aliens when I was ten and I LOVED IT. My aunt had rented it for me while I was staying with her (my parents would never have shown it to me!) and I watched it at least three times over the weekend. I wasn't scared. I identified with Newt, I wanted to believe I was as brave as she is, and like her I wanted to be as badass as Ripley. I refuse to accept she died and I love any and every Newt Lives AU. 

Possible Prompts:
 

  • Newt alone on the planet. Evading aliens, thinking about her family, imagining a rescue, wondering if it's worth it to wait. It's such an amazing survival story. 
  • Newt's impressions of everyone in the crew. Ripley, Hicks, Vasquez, Hudson, Bishop, etc. 
  • Newt Lives AU: Ripley, Hicks, and Newt making a home on the base. 
  • Newt Lives AU: future!fic of teen or adult Newt -- what does she study? does she return to fighting aliens? what do Ripley and/or Hicks think of her choices? how does she relate to other people?
  • Hicks/Ripley stealing a moment because they're probably going to die
  • Hicks/Ripley finding ways to cope with their PTSD together

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Relationship: Galen Erso & Jyn Erso & Lyra Erso
Family feels!!! Please go as adorable and fluffy or as doomed and tragic as you want here. I will cry either way. 

Possible Prompts:
 

  • Life on Coruscant. Little Jyn overhearing dramas, how she got the stormtrooper doll, her parents explaining kyber crystals to her.
  • Life on the run. Pretending to be someone else. Evading Krennic or Vader. Building a new home. 
  • Lyra visiting Galen and Jyn as a Force Ghost.
  • Reunion in the afterlife.

Relationship: Darth Vader & Orson Krennic & Wilhuff Tarkin
I think there is a great potential for humor here, or angst. 

Possible Prompts:
 

  • Krennic wants power. Tarkin wants victory. Vader wants a vacation. 
  • Board meeting where they can't agree on anything. 
  • Vader (a tech genius) sees the flaw in the Death Star plans but keeps it to himself. 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types

Character: Hondo Ohnaka
Space Pirate who takes care of his own in the middle of someone else's war <3 I respect that he has his own brand of honor and I want more (found) family moments. 

Possible Prompts:
 

  • An in depth examination of Hondo's 'code'. How he views himself in relation to the galaxy. 
  • Hondo and Aurra Sing!
  • AU where Hondo raises Boba Fett (as should have happened), either with Aurra or alone.

Killjoys (TV) 

Character: Illenore Pawter Simms, Relationship: Johnny Jaqobis/Illenore Pawter Simms
I have not forgiven the show for killing off Pawter, my precious space princess frontier doctor, my favorite character from her introduction. I loved her and I loved her with Johnny and I'm still upset about it. So, whatever you do will be better than that!

Possible Prompts:
 

  • Fix it fic where Pawter doesn't die.
  • Young Pawter growing up Qresh. Her rivalry with Delle Seyah Kendry. 
  • Why does Pawter choose medicine, who does she want to help, who does she want to be?
  • Pawter's complicated relationship with her family.
  • Cute, fluffy, happy Pawter and Johnny being in love. 

Thank you!


 


magnetgirl: (Default)
2017-01-02 01:38 pm

Chocolate Box 2016

Hello! Thank you in advance <3

Here are my generals and specifics. You can browse my multifandom tumblr @ magnetgirl. 



THE BASICS

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, 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.


I like:
Angst
Fluff
Curtain fic
Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
Road trips
Touchy-feely physicality (but vanilla sex)
Unresolved Sexual Tension


I do not like:
PWP
Porn in general — 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


SPECIFICS
Please note these are just guidelines! 

Olivia Benson (L&O:SVU)/Hank Voight (Chicago PD); Erin Lindsay (Chicago PD)/Amanda Rollins (L&O: SVU)
I love their shared universe, love the crossovers, love these ships. The relationship between Hank and Erin is my favourite on CPD and he suggests he trusts Liv to mentor Erin and I would love that to be explored -- so he keeps in touch for Erin but ends up falling for Liv. And/or last season's finales for CPD and SVU were super similar and I think it could make for very interesting conversations and opportunities for hurt/comfort physicality. For Erin and Amanda, something set during the first crossover where they bond over their screwed up relationships with their partners and somehow end up making out would be amazing! But anything that builds on what we got for either of these couples will be great. Also I love One Chicago and the entire SVU family so feel free to bring in or cameo anyone. 

Sarah Connor (Terminator Films)/Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
They would bond over alternate timelines that do and do not intersect and losing loved ones and how unfair the entire situation is but nobody has time to cry about it and then JUST as they realize they are totally head over heels for each other they have to stop the worlds from blowing up (again) and resign themselves to never seeing each other again.

Emma Swan (OUaT) & Greg House (House)

I just want them to meet and House thinks she's Cameron and Emma tries to figure out what storybook he's from and shenanigans ensue. 

Irene Adler (Elementary)/Bobbi Morse (Agents of SHIELD)

Mainly I just think these two would be an amazing couple? I imagine Irene/Jamie going after Bobbi (either romantically or in a criminal sort of way, or both at the same time!) pretty openly and Bobbi not even understanding it’s happening until all of sudden they’re making out and then she’s like ‘Oh. But — Ohhhhhhh’. And the they team up and take over the world, or else Bobbi arrests Jamie but visits her every week and probably she joins the Thunderbolts eventually. Alternatively an AU detective agency/international crime ring run by these two badasses bickering over morals. 

Jaylah (Star Trek)/Rey (Star Wars)
They would CLEARLY be besties who kiss and then oops, we’re in love. What if Rey also goes to Starfleet Academy and they end up roommates? Or maybe Jaylah gets to be a Jedi? Or it’s a coffee shop AU where they work at opposing cafes across the street from each other? So many possibilities. 

Nina Sayers (Black Swan), Claire Robbins (Flesh and Bone), Natasha Romanov (MCU), Lily (Black Swan)

Whatever combination of my damaged and dangerous ballerinas works for you, go for it. Nina and/or Claire and/or Lily can be part of the Black Widow/Red Room Program or Natasha recruits Nina after she turns into a Swan-Monster (she's an Inhuman maybe?) or Lily and Claire meet post both their canons and bond over dysfunction and death or your own idea. 

Note: I couldn't request it separate from the rest but this one would also make AMAZING art I think.

Galen Erso/Orson Krennic (Rogue One)
Here's how I see it: Orson loves Galen a lot, Galen loved Orson before he became an Imperial shill, Galen loves Lyra, Orson and Lyra tolerate each other up to the point where they have a shoot out, Galen never forgives Orson, Orson still loves Galen a lot, to the point of delusion, he really didn't think Galen would betray him and he can't bring himself to hurt him even if he did. If you choose to do art, please include the cape!

Galen Erso & Jyn Erso & Lyra Erso (Rogue One); Bail Organa & Leia Organa (Rogue One)
Family feels!!! Please go as adorable and fluffy or as doomed and tragic as you want here. I will cry either way. 

Garcia Flynn & Lucy Preston (Timeless); Garcia Flynn/Lucy Preston (Timeless)
I really enjoy this series, how it plays with history and preconceived notions, and also just the dress up and play act fun of time travel. I'm most interested in Flynn and his relationship with/to Lucy. Sometimes I think they're related, other times I want them to have a doomed love affair (and tbh these are not mutually exclusive). Time travel hijinks and angst! I'm all in. 



magnetgirl: (Default)
2016-10-04 12:41 pm

Yuletide 2016


Thank you in advance!

THE BASICS

I like: 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, soulmates. I love unresolved sexual tension. Two people flirting in a grocery store, seriously. I care about feelings.

I don’t like: smut/porn/sex. Graphic description of sexual acts just pulls me completely out of the story, I prefer it simple and suggestive. 

THE SPECIFICS

General notes on specific requests: The theme of this year's requests is resilience. Each of these characters have experienced trauma. And now they have to go on. How do they do that?


HEAT (1995)
Chris Shiherlis (Heat), Charlene Shiherlis (Heat) 

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-harmtries to kill herself in his bathtub. She's not a listed character, and she's barely in the movie, but if you want to explore what happened to Lauren, please do!
 
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:  

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. 
 
Possible Prompts: 
-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?
-How does Lauren grow up? Does she stay in touch with Hanna?
-Maybe she becomes a detective?
-Basically, what happens to these two women after the trauma of the movie? How do they survive?

TWISTER (1996)
Jo Harding, Bill Harding


I love this movie. I love that Jo and Bill and their whole crew are so smart and so awkward and so awesome and this adorable family unit. Give me all the bickering brilliant scientists chasing storms and adventures and loving and supporting each other no matter what. I seriously go look for fic every time I watch this film so I will love pretty much anything.

Possible Prompts:
 -Analyzing data late at night. It becomes a metaphor for their relationship. 
-Team hijinks. Maybe they involve a storm chase. Maybe they go to Disney World. 
-"So are we back together?"
-Helping Aunt Meg move in to her new house. 
-Fundraising for their research. Bill is the public face but everybody wants to talk to Jo. 
-Starting a family. 

 
 LIFE (TV)
Rachel Seybolt, Charlie Crews
 
RACHEL. I love this series, I love to revisit it, and every time I yell "Don't go!" when Charlie sends Rachel away. I've read every version of 'Charlie brings Rachel back' and I want 500 more. I love them, I love their relationship. I am not opposed to shipping them. I am also not opposed to a father-daughter vibe. Other characters and relationships welcome as long as the focus is Rachel and Charlie. 

Possible Prompts:
-Charlie gets Rachel back
-I love the episode "Jackpot", give me more 'Rachel accompanies Charlie on the job'!
-Rachel puts her life back together without anybody's help thank you very much
-Seriously, grocery shopping
-Thanksgiving. How cute would that be?
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2016-09-05 08:43 pm

Femslash 2016

 GENERAL

I like:
Angst
Fluff
Curtain fic
Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
Road trips
Touchy-feely physicality
But vanilla sex

I do not like:
PWP
Porn in general — like 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


SPECIFICS
Please note these are just guidelines! 

Jaylah and Rey (Star Trek/Star Wars Crossover)
Look, they would CLEARLY be besties who kiss and then oops, we’re in love. What if Rey also goes to Starfleet Academy and they end up roommates? Or maybe Jaylah gets to be a Jedi? Or it’s a coffee shop AU where they work at opposing cafes across the street from each other? So many possibilities. 

Nymphadora Tonks and Fleur Delacour (Harry Potter)
Well, they would be perfect in every way. I imagine an AU where Bill died, and Remus died, but Tonks survived. And she and Fleur get to know each other in their grief and end up falling in love. But my only request is don’t bash Bill or Fleur/Bill because I really love them together so I’d prefer they never got together or he dies or they share or if they have to break up, it's amicable and he's a great dad and he's wistfully happy with or without someone else. As for Remus and Remus/Tonks, frankly from my pov you're unlikely to do anything that's worse than canon. Tldr; deal with Remus and Bill or not, but please don't vilify them to sell the alternate ship (this is a general guideline but most specific to this request). <3

Maka Albarn and Crona Gorgon (Soul Eater)
Maka sees something in Crona worth reaching and Crona knows absolutely nothing about relationships or even basic human interaction but they know Maka better than almost anyone. These are amazing building blocks for story! Maybe Maka fixes Crona up on a date and then she has to teach them how to dress and dance and talk and kiss and then they never make it to the date or maybe they do and it is a wistful ending. Maybe something much simpler, Maka and Crona go shopping and it ends up very flirty and they think it should be awkward but it's not! Or they study for a test. Or they have a sleepover with Tsubaki and Patty and Liz and they play kissing games. 

Alex Parrish and Shelby Wyatt (Quantico)
They are in love, the end. None of their boys add up to the raw chemistry between them. Feel free to revisit scenes in S1 such as chatting on the bed in the dorm and playing with the other's hair and touching the other's knee or that time Alex had Shelby handcuffed to her staircase or bonding over how completely bonkers their personal and/or family lives are because omg. Or go off book and drop them into not at all related to the FBI or terrorism plots, for example a fairy tale AU with Princess Shelby and Alex as her knight in shining armor!


About art: I checked art as well as fic for the crossover and the Soul Eater requests; I think my suggested prompts generally work for art or fic, but I also love fairy tale or Arthurian AUs. 
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2016-06-03 11:01 am

Seeing Color Letter

Hello! I'm excited to participate in this challenge with you!

 

THE BASICS

I like: 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, 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.

 I don’t like: smut/porn/sex. I generally prefer a ‘fade to black’ scenario.

 

THE SPECIFICS

Harry Potter | Dean Thomas

I finished reading The Deathly Hallows with the distinct impression that Luna and Dean hooked up and I'm mad 'canon' refutes it. Give me Dean and Luna helping each other through trauma and slowly falling in love! Alternately, Dean's feelings about Ginny and about Ginny wrt Harry and about Ginny/Harry and that whole mess, I love messes and feeeeeelings. I'd also be perfectly happy with some kind of rewrite of an event or moment in the story (Triwizard Tournament/Yule Ball, formation of Dumbledore's Army, Dumbledore's Death, Battle of Hogwarts, etc) from Dean's point of view OR a post-series Awesome Things Dean Does that doesn't involve Luna (maybe he becomes a lawyer XD). Basically I just want a story about Dean and his feelings.

Shadowhunters | Any

Okay, I didn't specify any characters because this one would work so well for my favorite scenario as listed above – everyone in the cast has to move in together cue shenanigans.  I ship pretty much everything so have at you. My favourite is Alec and his intricate relationships and rivalries with Magnus, Jace, Izzy, and Clary. And I love Izzy & Clary desperately. 

Deep Space Nine | Jake Sisko

I love Jake the Starfleet brat who chooses art over Starfleet and anything exploring that is great. Post-series talks with Kira, Kasidy, or Ezri. A romance with Ezri would make my heart sing but I'm not opposed to Jake/Nog either. Big brother Jake. Early seasons Jake running around making observations Harriet the Spy style. Anything with Jake and his wit and his feelings center stage (would not say no to a modern AU featuring Jake as a ballet dancer). 
 

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2015-10-23 01:18 pm

Dear Yuletide

My letter for this year’s Yuletide is below the cut. Thank you in advance!

 

THE BASICS

I like: 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, soulmates. I love unresolved sexual tension. Two people flirting in a grocery store, seriously. I care about feelings.

I don’t like: smut/porn/sex. I generally prefer a ‘fade to black’ scenario.

THE SPECIFICS

General notes on specific requests: This year the overarching theme of my requests is family. Those people who get you and who've got you, no matter what. 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.

Astronaut Wives Club

General Thoughts: 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.

Prompts:

1. Trudy Cooper/Dot Bingham. See episode 5 "Flashpoint". Please make them girlfriends. During the episode, in the past, in the future, whenever it works for you, but I need them to be lovers and it would be great to also include them sticking it to the Man/NASA in some way. Feminist lesbian space pilots.

2. Louise Shepard. First off, I actually love her and Alan together. They are so so flawed and their relationship is so so messy and at times awful! But they stick it out and she dies of heartbreak just weeks after him and GAH I love it! Their sojourn with the hippies (episode 9 “The Dark Side”) was hilarious and plenty more could come of it. Or 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? BUT THEN how about Marge and/or Trudy? Marge and Louise have very similar situations with their grounded-and-now-in-charge husbands. And there's this:

Hands tho! And Marge went thru a divorce before and eventually divorces Deke but Louise never leaves Alan, maybe explore why those are the right choices for these two women? Note: I’m fine with bashing Alan’s terrible behavior but please don’t bash Louise for her choices or Alan&Louise in general. As for Louise and Trudy? How they hate each other for being complete opposites but it evolves into this wonderful close relationship based on respect because they finally understand each other's strengths?? More please!! Also: Trudy accompanies Louise & Alice on the trip to the grave mentioned in prompt 3 below and I wholly want to know what she thinks.

3. Alice Shepard. 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.

4. 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).

Madam Secretary

General Thoughts: I love the McCords! Every single one of them. Again, I have a few specific prompts but what I’m looking for is close personal mainly familial relationships on parade.

Prompts:

1. I want a Joey and Lizzie at boarding school story. Joey, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, and Lizzie, she who will be Madam Secretary. See the 1st season episode “Chains of Command”. Can be romantic or platonic, elaborate hijinks (kidnapping plot?), special occasion (school dance?), or day in the life (study group?). Joey and Lizzie BFFs at boarding school.

2. Unpopular opinion: Stevie is my favourite. Any story from Stevie's pov is welcome. I absolutely ship the trainwreck that is Stevie and Harrison and any of the above scenarios work for them as well. OR I am completely on board with Stevie befriending Dmitri (the young Russian Henry’s handling) and getting 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.

3. 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!

Chicago PD

General Thoughts: I love fictional Chicago. ER, The Good Wife, and now the Fire/PD/Med triumvirate:

I’d prefer you don’t focus on romance for this fandom. I’m not against any ship and including them is OK but I want the focus to be on family.

Prompts:

1. Erin and Hank backstory. He took her in when she was 15 and she's a cop because of him and I want to know everything. What did he see in her worth saving? What did she see in him worth following? How did they bond? She said in a recent ep 'sometimes you get to choose your father' and my heart BURST. Tell me more! Tell me all!

2. Antonio is so underused! I don't get it, he's my fave. I would love a Dawson siblings fic with Antonio & Gabriela (from Fire). If Matt Casey is in it I'd like someone to punch him in the face. Or Antonio teaching boxing to Michelle and other troubled kids at the gym.

3. Mouse is too adorable. Exploring how he fits into the cop family would be great.

4. Perfect cast for my perfect scenario listed above.


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2015-09-04 11:36 am

Dear FemslashEx Creator Letter

GENERAL

I like:
Angst
Fluff
Curtain fic
Introspective character/relationship analysis masquerading as fic
Road trips
Touchy-feely physicality
But vanilla sex

I do not like:
PWP
Porn in general — like graphic description of sexual acts just pulls me completely out of the story, I prefer it simple and suggestive.
Horror, gore

SPECIFICS
Please note these are just guidelines! Not even guidelines, just ideas presented to get you thinking. You do you XD

Moriarty & Morse (Elementary/MCU crossover)
Well, written like that an AU detective agency story would be lovely ;) But mainly I just think these two would be an amazing couple? I imagine Jamie going after Bobbi (romantically…tho she could also go after her in a criminal sort of way, or both at the same time!) pretty openly and Bobbi not even understanding it’s happening until all of sudden they’re making out and then she’s like ‘Oh. But — Ohhhhhhh’. And the they team up and take over the world, or else Bobbi arrests Jamie but visits her every week and probably she joins the Thunderbolts eventually (OMG I want that to be real).

Sarah & Olivia (Terminator/Fringe crossover)
They would bond over alternate timelines that do and do not intersect and losing loved ones and how unfair the entire situation is but nobody’s has time to cry about it and then JUST as they realize they are totally head over heels for each other they have to stop the worlds from blowing up (again) and resign themselves to never seeing each other again.

Evony & Tamsin (Lost Girl)
In this particular instance ignore what I said about vanilla and also feel free to bring in violence. Manipulative Evony and Self-destructive Tamsin arguing and having crazy dirty violent sex basically? But maybe also getting drunk and sloppy and bonding over people having expectations and how screwed up everything always is. Burn it to the ground.

Arwen & Tauriel (Middle Earth films)
I am really emotional about #myelves and these two are my favourite. Elves live forever which means endless possibilities. Training! First love! Last love when their mortals are long dead! Fighting in the war of the rings because they both belong there and you have no idea how much I want that movie! Some kind of pen-pals Beaches like fic that spans their whole lives and they are soulmates and I’m crying thinking about it!

Padme & Handmaidens (Star Wars)
Sabe is my favourite and the one I have my own headcanons for — they grew up together and know each other better than anyone because they had to pretend to be the same person, Amidala, that wasn’t really either of them and that lends itself to MANY IDEAS — but if you have a different favorite, I’m open to it. I mean the set up of bodyguard/double/sacrifice is RIFE and all of these characters deserve many more words devoted to them.