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lauraŠÉ¶ ([personal profile] storms) wrote2014-10-25 11:12 am
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Dear Yuletide Author

Hello there, and happy yuletide season!

First off, thank you so much for writing this fic for me. I really appreciate it, and I hope you have a great time making it. Other than my deal-breakers, you don't need to feel constricted by anything that I've noted down here. I've requested these fandoms and characters because I'm really invested in them all, in one way or another, and I'd be happy to receive fanworks for any of them. Make something that you'd enjoy yourself!

Okay, so here are some specifics for you!

General likes: (please feel free to include) friendships, friendships that develop into romance, introspection, character studies, domestic fluff, mystery, family relationships. I like future fic and modern AUs and canon divergent AUs, in the vein of 'what if so-and-so didn't die, what if this happened instead of that'. Feel free to explore any and all of your trans and/or nonbinary headcanons. I quite like fusion AUs, so if an idea strikes you that you can meld/combine with Harry Potter, Pacific Rim, or His Dark Materials, go for it, if that's your thing! :)

General dislikes: (please try to avoid) rape/dubcon (discussing or mentioning them is fine), character bashing, first person pov, super depressing/sad endings. I don't need out and out fluff, but I'd definitely prefer something that ends happily. If infidelity is a part of the story, I'd prefer that you didn't concentrate on it too much.

I'm fine with any rating. You certainly don't need to feel obligated to write porn, but if you'd like to, the closest thing I have to a bulletproof kink is light, consensual D/s. But again, don't feel obliged to include it. I'm squicked by scat/watersports, emphasis on any kind of bodily fluid, especially spit.

All right, let's get into fandom specifics. Once again, these are more like guidelines. I've included some totally optional poetry quotes with each fandom, just in case you need/want the extra inspiration.


He was pointing at the moon, but I was looking at his hand. [x]

For me, Luther/Ripley is that OTP, you know? There's pretty much nothing I wouldn't be happy with for these two. Some things that I love are Justin's almost instant loyalty towards Luther, how Luther seems to not know how to deal with that sometimes, the way they work together... They're just one of my favourite dynamics ever! So anything romantic between them would be great. I'd prefer to avoid angst for this ship, so if you'd like to do an AU of series 3, that would be absolutely fine by me. (I still haven't watched 3x04 because I am a gigantic baby.) Or something set in canon, or pre-canon, or a completely different AU, if that's what you'd like! :) Once their dynamic is close to canon, I'll be delighted with whatever you come up with.


I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

I only recently got into these books, but I ate it all up with a spoon. I adore adore ADORE the dynamic between dragons and captains, the different relationships dragons have with people in different cultures (the Twsana and the Inca are my favourites). That sort of aromantic soulmatey stuff gets me good (hence the slightly sappy quote, haha). And Temeraire is my favourite. My favourite! I do love AUs, but for this fandom, I'd really like to stick to the Regency dragons (except in one scenario).

So, here some things that I would like with the characters I requested! Laurence+Temeraire in any capacity. Maybe doing a little side mission, or taking a day off to spend together, or Temeraire being insatiably curious about something, or maybe the both of them investigating something curious, or one of Temeraire's endless quests to dress Laurence up... Anything cute and friendshippy!

I also fell really really hard for Laurence/Tharkay, so I'd be happy with anything in the 'friends to lovers' trope, or maybe seeing Tharkay bonding with Temeraire, or Temeraire trying to be a busybody matchmaker because he realises they would be perfect for each other, honestly Laurence, it's just good sense. Or something, haha. I also really adore the 'pretending to be a couple' trope, and ngl, I'd love to see that with these two. For this ship, feel free to do whatever AUs you'd like!

And Jane Roland... AH I love her so much! Feel free to do anything centric on her early life as a Longwing captain, how she and Excidium first met, general ass-kicking, or maybe a softer moment between she and Emily. Shipwise Jane/Laurence is cute, and I definitely wouldn't say no to a romance between her and a female OC.

Steven Universe

Peace be with them.
They were heavy.

Alien superhero babes! I love this show soooo much, and I utterly adore the gems, seeing them work and fight and raise Steven together. I also love how weird and disturbing-yet-cute that Steven Universe can get, so feel free to include some of those elements.

I love all of the two person ships (with the teensiest preference for Garnet ships), but I have to say: please feel free to take things in an ot3 direction if you're inclined. I'm really into Garnet/Amethyst/Pearl. The gems have been saving the world and co-momming together for years and years, and despite their differences and squabbles, they're all obviously very close. And I would just adore something that explores their polyamorous relationship, and how they manage that while still being powerful otherworldly superladies.

I would also be equally into Garnet/Pearl (something where they're on a date, and Pearl is being super flustered and cute, or maybe your headcanon for their fusion gem) and Garnet/Amethyst (beating up stuff, maybe discussing the Sugilite incident). Any appearance by Steven would be grand; I love that kid. And I'm cool with AUs here if you wanna do 'em!

Dragonriders of Pern

Stars are not small or gentle.
They are writhing and dying and burning.
They are not here to be pretty.
I am trying to learn from them.

I started a reread of this series a few months ago, and while I'm really enjoying the worldbuilding and the dragons and the bonding and stuff, I'm picking up a lot of stuff I didn't when I was younger, and most of that is the overwhelming misogyny. Mirrim gets such a raw deal, both from the writer and other characters, and it's honestly a little painful to see. :( And Mirrim/Menolly had such potential! I hate that she and Menolly started out as friends and then it all went to hell for honestly no reason.

So, a fix-it, maybe? I'd love to see them both coming into their own in a world that devalues them, and just like, finding solidarity together and being each other's support. Missing moments and future fic is also good. If you want to work in Path or Menolly's fire lizards, even better. Once again, I just really love human-dragon friendships and bonds, so if you just wanted to do something centred on Mirrim and Path, I'd love that too. Bring in whoever else from the cast that you'd like to, but the less Jaxom, the better.


Once again, please don't stress yourself out. ♥ I want you to have a good time this yule season! If one of the ideas I have here is something that you'd like to write/draw, then great! Just be sure to have fun. If you'd like to, scrolling through my tumblr and checking the tags for the different fandoms (though I don't have much of a 'Dragonriders of Pern' tag; like I said, I've only recently started rereading the series) might give you a few more ideas about what I like. But only if you want to/think it would help!

Thanks again, and good luck my dear! ♥