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Roxie ([personal profile] pluvial_poetry) wrote2016-10-04 07:38 pm

Dear Yuletide Author

You love one of my favorite rare fandoms enough to offer to write in it, so you already have my eternal gratitude! ♥

You should know up front that I'm ridiculously easy to please, whatever you decide to write. As you might have seen in my sign-up, I'm a big believer in optional details being optional. I keep my sign-up pretty bare because I don't want you to feel limited by whatever prompts I happened to come up with off the cuff. And they would definitely be off the cuff as I don't I really have prompts for the requests I made; at least, not in the sense of specific stories that I'm dying to read. So if you already have a story idea about these characters in these fandoms - write that. Seriously. I will read it and like it.

I do have suggestions if you're having trouble getting started. If you're wondering what kinds of fic I like, because you have no idea what you're going to write for me - I leave you this letter, and hope that it helps! If you need more from me (ie: clarification or detail), I'm never far from an internet connection, so feel free to have the mods hit me up!

My Likes: I like stories about people being in love, whether or not the story has the fairy tale happy ending. I like people having adventures, great and small, whether they're fighting crime or going to the grocery store. I like funny, I like angsty, I like sexy, I like friendships. To that end, I am fine with either porn or gen fic, pick your poison!

My Dislikes: Try to avoid non-canon character death, animal cruelty, long suffering from disease, and sexual abuse. I like these characters and I like these canons and I'd rather not have to cry over them come Christmas morning.

I'm a character first kind of person - plots don't hold the same importance to me. So while I don't have extremely detailed scenarios spelled out for you here, I did manage to write down some things that I like about each canon that I would enjoy seeing more of. Hopefully you can find a story to tell in that.

So here are my requests! (in random order):

Killjoys - Dutch and Johnny's found family vibe just warms the cockles of my heart. It makes me happy that they're so devoted to each other and protective of each other. If you've seen through season 2, then you know it ends with them not being on the same page, going their separate ways. It could be interesting to explore where you think next season may go. When and how do they come back together? Or I'm always down for an origin story; how they met and what they thought when they did meet. Or hell, I haven't read ship fic for these two yet, but I think I could be convinced. They do love each other a lot. Space hijinks and great friendships make this show one to watch, so basically I'd love to get more of that than 10 episodes a year can give me.

Sweet Valley High - To be honest, I don't really remember Steven or Aaron Dallas all that well from the SVH books. Steven was kind of the vague, cool older brother who didn't really seem that involved in his sisters' lives, and Aaron was Jessica's ex-boyfriend? I think? But I've had a renewed interest in them ever since they... rebooted? flashed-forward? in the new series and you find out that Steven and Aaron are in a relationship and have a daughter together. I know, just let that sink in for a moment because it's Sweet Valley crack at its purest. You obviously don't have to learn all the new canon (although I recommend the recaps at [personal profile] 1bruce1 if you have some free time because they are hysterical). So anything that highlights or develops some kind of relationship between the two (be it friendship or more) in the past or present would be very welcome.

Captive Prince - I requested Pallas and Lazar because I love fics about side characters! I'm not even sorry. Because we know what the main characters are up to, but tell me what's going on in the ranks of the Akielon and Veretian armies, what's that world like? And fine, grizzled, sarcastic older guys falling hard for beautiful young men is never something I'll say no to. There's just a variety of ways to play with this. The cultural/language barrier stuff is gold. The fact that these characters meet essentially on the brink of a war, & Pacat hasn't really given too much info on what might happen when the war is won. What do Pallas and Lazar notice about each other, what do they like about each other? Any of that early exploration of their relationship would be great. Just give me more than Pacat does and you've got me!

X-Factor (comics) - Confession: I'm not a huge comics reader. But I do have a soft spot for Richter and Shatterstar, young guys discovering themselves and each other. I like reading about how they became friends. I like Richter pining. I like reading about how they take the next step into more than friends. I like stories where they beat up bad guys and teach Shatterstar the ways of the world. Pretty much anything goes, I'm not at all fussy about continuity with any particular run, so feel free to grab bag whatever you like best!

The Mummy Series - I love the first movie in particular; I've seen it a hundred times over and it's an adventure every time. I want every movie to be about spunky librarians and the men who love them saving the day. So along that vein, I really just want Evy and Rick bantering and adoring each other. They could be in a cursed tomb or rummaging for hidden treasure in the library stacks. You could do a missing scene type of thing from the first movie, or pick up with them again after the movie ends. It's all fun with these two!

Society of Gentlemen - K.J. Charles - I requested Francis Webster and Gabriel Ashleigh because oh man, I wish we could have gotten this story as a full-length novel as well. I just love Francis's icy reserve played against Ash's youthful enthusiasm - it's a good dynamic for me. I honestly would love to see anything featuring more of these two. The first moments that they notice each other. What their day-to-day is like once they've become lovers. More of them writing naughty letters to each other. Some kind of mild caper where Ash gets into trouble, again. Anything!

And, in case I wasn't clear, any rating is welcome, from gen up to and including explicit porn. I'm really easy.

So basically, dear author, don't worry and write whatever makes you happy. Trust me, if you're happy, I'll be happy. Have fun and thanks for writing this fic!

♥ ,

Roxie Ann (pluvial_poetry)