yuletide 2017 dear author letter

Oct. 8th, 2017 04:34 pm
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Thank you so much for writing for me. I am sure I will love what you come up with, but here are some general fic likes and dislikes, if you want guidance.

-getting together fic
-character focused fic (I like a good plot, of course, but I’m all about character motivation exploration). Mostly this manifests in shipfic, but even in general, how characters relate to each other, and how they interact with each other, in relation to how they feel about themselves, is always what I want to read about. This is especially useful for characters who overthink things and get lost in their own heads, for better or for worse.
-happy, or at least hopeful, endings (though with Rakugo, this might not be the happiest ship, so feel free to make this one dark)
-familial dynamics and senses of responsibility
-consensual rough sex- BUT IF YOU DON’T LIKE WRITING THIS KIND OF THING THAT IS TOTALLY FINE. I also like sweet, careful, thoughtful sex. Also you can fade to black or focus on other things that are not sexual at all if you’re not into writing sex scenes. *thumbs up* if you are ok with writing this stuff, I am always ready.

- As far as sex stuff goes, I am pretty much down for anything. Kikuhiko/Yotarou is probably the only ship I want kinky stuff for (general Yotarou enjoying being bossed around and praised, but also things in the vein of biting, breathplay, orgasm denial, etc.) but I’m flexible, so if you feel like writing kink with one of the other pairings, feel free. Masturbation/fantasizing is a thing i am into a lot, too, if you feel like writing that for any pairing.

-If you DO want to write sex (or pre-sex or physical intimacy in general), plotless porn is great, but I really like sex that says something. Sex as thanks, sex as apology, sex as confession, sex as goodbye, etc. I like physical contact of any sort as a way to communicate what words can’t.

-character death
-illness fic
-other sex stuff I am not into is just werewolf stuff like knotting or a/b/o dynamics, master/slave stuff, daddy kink, or slurs

And my fandom specific prompts again, for good measure

1)Fandom: 昭和元禄落語心中 | Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Characters: Kikuhiko | Yuurakutei Yakumo, Yotarou (Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu)

This was the relationship that canon left me wanting more of. I love how quickly and fiercely dedicated Yotarou is to his master, and Kikuhiko's cool, belabored affection for him.

I would love to see more of their complicated emotional relationship, however you'd like to show it. I would be into an exploration of Yotarou's feelings toward Kikuhiko (respect teetering toward adoration, and some complicated romantic feelings also).

I'd also be interested in it from Kikuhiko's end--what is it like to know he has this power over Yotarou? How does it feel to be wanted again after so long? Would he feel bad about taking advantage of Yotarou's interest or not? What do the similarities between Yotarou and Sukeroku do to him? What about the differences?

I'd be interested in a snapshot of their relationship at any point in their knowing each other. If you feel like taking it to E rated territory, I would definitely be cool with that! Yotarou seems pretty eager to please, and Kikuhiko is a pretty frosty, distant dom in my mind, but he does have a soft spot for Yotarou, and some decent fucked up feelings about his past with Sukeroku, so that can be many kinds of complicated.

2) Fandom: Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith
Characters: Robbie Brees, Austin Szerba, Shannon Collins

I loved this book so much. I loved Austin’s emotional honesty, his bluntness, and his desire to understand himself and explore what he wanted. I love Robbie’s unwavering dedication to and affection for Austin, no matter what Austin does, but how he’ll still call him out when he’s being selfish. I'm interested in any combo of these 3 characters as a focus.

I’d love anything that explored their relationships post-apocalypse: Them in the shelter, or, for Robbie and Austin alone, them on one of their ventures out into the rest of the world postcanon would be really cool.

I’d enjoy relationship negotiation stuff-- how do they (either the twosome or threesome) make it work (and I want them to make it work)? Austin is clearly conflicted about his feelings for Robbie and Shannon, and Robbie and Shannon don’t seem sexually interested in each other, just Austin. How do they work through that?

I'd be into a nice angst/fluff combo- i mean, their situation is dire, but them comforting each other, or talking about how fucked they are while being physically affectionate, would be great.

You can feel free to get as sexy as you want with them, too.

If you keep it just Austin/Robbie, please be kind to Shannon. I don’t want them bashing her or complaining about her too much (though discussing their relationship in regards to her is fine, as long as you keep in mind that they all are friends/important to each other).

In general I don’t like 1st person POV, but since the canon is 1st person, I would be fine with it here, if you wanted to do that. I’m also good with other POV options, though.

3) Fandom: Lucky - Britney Spears (Music Video)
Characters: Lucky (Lucky - Britney Spears) Singer (Lucky - Britney Spears)

I am extremely into selfcest. It is such a good narrative vessel for introspection and self evaluation and makes for some weird and poignant intimacy. This music video was a formative thing for me back in the day, too.

I would LOVE anything with Lucky/Britney. You can go with whatever method of getting them together that you want (time travel/split selves/dreams/parallel universes/whatever) or go with Lucky not actually being able to see Britney, if you want to be cruel.

Does Britney help Lucky unwind and find what's missing in her life (herself)? Do they swap lives so Lucky can have a break? Hurt/comfort? Whatever you want to go with would be good. I just like the idea of them understanding each other's problems and finding solace in each other, or trying to, anyway.

If you want to take this to a sex place, I will absolutely not mind. I don't have specific prompts for that. Follow your heart.

4) Fandom: At Swim Two Boys - Jamie O'Neill
Characters: Doyler Doyle, Jim Mack

I have loved these two for like 13 years, and I still get sad when I think about their tragic end in the book. They get so little time together to be happy! I want more!

You can give them an alternate ending, or just give me another scene of the two of them being happy together (or bittersweet is fine, though hopefully mostly on the sweet end). I’d also be down for an AU of them, putting them in another situation where things are less dire and they can find a way to be together (meeting on a swim team? or still at the 40 foot, but without war screwing everything up? idk, put them anywhere you want).

Don’t worry about trying to match the writing style of the canon. I mean, go for it if you want! But don’t be afraid of writing it just because of that.

Just, anything with them able to have more time together, either with domesticity/fluff or feelingsy smut. I don’t mind Macmurrough being involved, either, if you want him to be, but if you make it a modern AU, I’d rather you leave him out, sex-wise.

Happy Yuletide!


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