Dear Yuletide writer,
Thank you so much for attempting to write a fic for me! I'm sure I will love it anyways, but here are some details about what I like/dislike, in case you like to do your research.
First off, I would rather receive a fic that the author was enthusiastic about than one that fulfilled every detail of my request. These are guidelines meant to help you, not to cage you.
I am open to both plot-driven stories and character pieces. Plot with porn is fine and fun, but I am OK with stories without sex! I generally prefer lighthearted stories, That said, I love good angst - as long as it ends happily. No 'hurt' without 'comfort'. So no pain-filled death stories, pretty please. I love romantic story, but I need realism even in my mush.
I like stories with: amnesia, action/adventure, alternative universes, banter, capture and rescue, competence, crossover, dominance and submission, the edge between civilization and the unknown, formation of friendship, history affecting the present, humour, hurt/comfort, longing, matchmaker, love or friendship expressed in atypical ways, moral ambiguity, opposite attraction, outsider POV, people telling stories, people who have each other 's backs, people who flat out like each other's company, people suffering stoically, power exchange, resolve, secret identity (or lack of it), strong and competent characters, sense memory, time travel, traveling.
Seriously, If you go the AU route-- or just in general-- please don't worry too much about making everything fit exactly into canon. I am *not* going to be super-picky about what happened when, or which characters were doing what during whatever event.
I don't particularly like: mpreg, soul-bonding or "destiny" in terms of romance, excessive possessiveness and/or jealousy portrayed as healthy or romantic, "we're not gay we just love each other," first person narration, graphic violence, torture, deadfic, heavy illness (e.g. cancer or AIDS), rape/noncon, unrelenting angst, hardcore kink, self-harm, incest or faux-incest, religion bashing, major public embarassment, and/or female-character-bashing-- including dialogue like "Don't be such a girl," and so on.
And here are the four fandoms I requested, with the characters that I requested, and an Extended Edition of each of my requests! But again, these are just notes-- just, if you're the kind of person who wants to know *more* information about what I might possibly like, here it is-- and I will be thrilled with whatever you choose.
Request fandom1: Amazing Grace (2006)
RequestDetail1: I like gen or het. I like story focusing on friendship, or first times, romance, established relationships-- stories with no sex, or stories with vanilla sex-- I like missing scenes and stuff that takes place before, or after canon-- I like when characters sit and think by themselves, and I like stories about relationship between Wilberforce and any other character. Realistic setting will be a plus, and I like stories with hopeful endings-- but really, write anything! Anything is fine!
( See my Extended edition of request; )
Request fandom2: Pu Songling - Liaozhai Zhiyi
RequestDetail2: Anything would be great! I'm totally okay with gen, slash, het or femslash, and I don't mind death stories in this fandom. If you want a prompt, though, it would be awesome if you could explore the various aspects of the setting, or write about the canon relationship. I like story focusing on friendship, or first times, and established relationships. I also like when characters go out for adventure or sit and think by themselves. These are just some suggestions, though; if none of those appeal to you, then just write anything in the universe and I'll be thrilled. Just please don't whitewash the universe.
( See my Extended edition of request: )
RequestFandom3: Avengers or New Avengers (comic)
RequestFandomChar3: Steve Rogers aka Captain America / Tony Stark aka Iron Man
I'd really love any story that focuses on their relationship -- bonds being forged or tested, or the change from one stage in a relationship to the next, or one is trying to get through to another. I like the early days that they are both adapting (Steve to being unfrozen, Tony to the secret double identity), but the New Avengers era is great too. In terms of pairings, if the story is going to involve romance/sex, I would prefer Steve/Tony, but a gen piece on their friendship is fine. Just please don't pair either character with someone else.
Extended edition of request:
(Keep in mind that everything in the extended edition is super optional. If it's not helpful, please ignore it!)
( See my Extended edition of request: )
RequestFandom4: Marvel Adventure Avengers (comic)
I am curious about the early day, when the characters were getting to know each other and work in a team. I am also glad to receive missing scene or what happen after the canon. I like a story that the characters go on adventure, especially with a mystery plot, but I will also be satisfied with a story focusing on the relationship(s) between any combination of the characters or an individual introspective piece. Happy or at least hopeful endings are preferred. AU, crossover and crack are all OK.
In terms of pairings-- if the story is going to involve romance/sex, I would prefer Steve/Tony or a canon pairing--basically, Hank/Jan, or Storm/canon love interest. I could be convinced of a pairing of combination of any other characters though. ( See my Extended edition of request: )