storms: ([asoiaf] just kiss each other jfc)
lauraღ ([personal profile] storms) wrote2016-06-05 10:39 pm
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Dear MM-Rares Author


I'm [ profile] mautadite. First off, thank you so much for writing this fic for me. I hope you have a great time making it. This letter is just a series of guidelines; just try to avoid my do-not-wants and I'm sure I'll love what you write. If my prompts don't get you going, and you want to take the fic in another direction, or mix and match prompts, feel free! I've requested these fandoms and ships 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!

General likes: (please feel free to include) friendships, friendships that develop into romance, introspection, character studies, domestic fluff, mystery, family relationships, exploration of intense loyalty. 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 headcanons. I'm really into character interaction, it's often my favourite part of a story, but a good plot can really get me going too! There are a bunch of tropes that I'm quite fond of, like 'separated from the group and surviving on their own', 'undercover as a couple', 'sharing a bed', 'friends to lovers'. I quite like fusion AUs, so if an idea strikes you that you can meld/combine with 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, especially in survival/recovery scenarios), character bashing, character death, first person pov, a/b/o, super depressing/sad endings. I don't need out and out fluff, and I do enjoy angst, but I'd definitely prefer something that ends happily or hopefully. If infidelity is a part of the story, I'd prefer that you didn't concentrate on it too much.

Other notes:

» I'm fine with any rating. You certainly don't need to feel obligated to write porn, but if you'd like to, click here!

» I tried not to be too constrictive with my prompts, but if you'd like me to expand upon them, feel free to leave me an anon comment, or go through the mods if your prefer.

» Scrolling through my tumblr and checking the tags for the different fandoms (1, 2, 3, 4) might give you a few more ideas about what I like. But only if you want to/think it would help! (I don't really do ship tags, sorry. ;;)

Okay, time for fandoms. I've included some totally optional poetry quotes with each fandom, just in case you need/want the extra inspiration.


- John Luther/Justin Ripley

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

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 intensely he feels about him, 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!

» Series 3 AU. I'd prefer to avoid angst for this ship so give me canon divergence where things turn out okay in the end. Or something set in canon (case-fic is lovely, if you're up to it), or pre-canon, or a completely different AU, if that's what you'd like! :)

» Luther is a pretty serious, subdued show, but I wouldn't mind if you lightened things up with something trope-y, like 'undercover in a gay bar'. Especially if Luther approaches it as intensely as he does everything else. Once their dynamic is close to what it is in canon, I'll be delighted with whatever you come up with.


A Song of Ice and Fire
- Grenn/Pypar, Jon Snow/Samwell Tarly, Jon Connington/Rhaegar Targaryen, Oberyn Martell/Willas Tyrell

these unarmored parts which are mine alone [x]

It's not often that I have so many intense rare pairs in one fandom but I am so into these dudes, it's a little overwhelming. This is a fandom that easily lends itself to canon divergence, so def feel free to go that route. And like I said, I'll never say no to modern AUs.

» Grenn/Pypar - Tell me about their new life at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. How they adjust, their duties, the growth of their relationship, how the war affects them. A five times fic for them could be really cute too; like 'five times Grenn didn't get a joke that Pyp made, and one time he did.' Or perhaps 'five problems that Pyp solved, and one that Grenn did.'

» Jon/Sam - Absolutely anything set in the future where Jon is Lord Commander and Sam is his Maester. I love to see something cosy but with a hint of adventure, like the both of them working together to figure out some problem that the Watch is having. Also, beyond the Wall is absolutely rife with 'cuddling for warmth' opportunities, which is one of my favourite tropes. So feel free to take advantage of that, for this ship as well as Grenn/Pyp.

» Jon Con/Rhaegar - Jon Con makes me so sad man, give this grumpy gay dude a happy ending with his prince crush. A reincarnation AU could be really interesting, where Rhaegar comes to life again somehow (not in Young Griff/Aegon V/whoever that kid is, please). How does Jon deal with that, what does Rhaegar make of the current political climate, when does the smooching start? All important questions. A ghost AU could also be cool, where Rhaegar's ghost is somehow connected to Jon and has been following him and speaking to him all these years. I'm also up for a straight up canon au where the Targaryens smash the Rebellion. Rhaegar is King, Jon is his Hand.

» Oberyn/Willas - This ship I feel would be great for a 'meet the family' type situation, as they're both so different, and I'd love to see that happening with Oberyn and the Tyrells. There's obviously a lot of animosity there, and possibly room for comedy. I'm imagining this as a modern AU, but I'd love to see what you could do with this in a canon setting as well. Alternately, an AU where Willas comes to King's Landing around the same time that Oberyn does, and they meet in person for the first time in years. Does Willas manage to counsel Oberyn into restraint, or perhaps a better plan?


Dragon Age: Origins
- Alistair/Zevran Arainai

i go where my love goes [x]

I love these fucking nerds with all my heart.

» Something where they get together after the Blight is over and Alistair is reluctantly king. How that happens is up to you! Maybe Zevran is there to thwart an attempt on the King's life. Maybe Alistair asks Zevran for help with something political (even better if Zevran is totally clueless about how to do said thing). Maybe Alistair is at some fancy party and then Zevran crashes through the ballroom roof right into his lap like 'whoops. i envisioned that going very differently but this is nice too, no? oh dear, those guards are angry.' Haha, or whatever you'd like!

» I always like to include at least one sad prompt in these letters, and this one is it. Give me something where, thirty years into the future, Alistair hears the Call, and travels to the Deep Roads. Zevran goes with him.

General note for this fandom: I've yet to play Inquisition, so please try to avoid spoilers. <3


Mass Effect
- Steve Cortez/James Vega, Kaidan Alenko/Jacob Taylor, Thane Krios/Garrus Vakarian

we will breathe into each other the high mountain tales [x]

What's better than this? Dudes in love in space.

» Vega/Cortez - God these dudes are such boyfriends it's unreal. I'd love to see them post ME3 (I'm partial to Control, if that matters). Where do they go, how do they cope, what are some of the things that bring them together. I think it could be really cool to see them on a small mission together, or helping with the rebuilding on Earth. Alternatively, I've love something set during ME3 where Steve gets exasperated with how oblivious James is, and he lets himself get caught watching James work out. Damn right, he likes the show. :)

» Kaidan/Jacob - So much great potential for these two! They're both soldiers, very much upright men, extremely dependable. But Jacob's shown that he's willing to walk on the devil's side for a bit if it means getting the right thing done. I'd love an ME3 AU where Jacob comes back aboard the Normandy (we can gently hand-wave the lovely Brynn; in fact, we can hand-wave all the shit ME3 did to Jacob's character and personality). They butt heads at first, given Jacob's ex-Cerberus status, but they're both too committed to the mission for that to last. I'd love to see something where one of them saves the other during a critical mission. Or, post-war, Kaidan meets up with some of this students, and Jacob is there with him. I think Jacob would make a great teacher, and Kaidan would see that too.

» Thane/Garrus - It's hilarious how Bioware seems to think these dudes are straight. Weird and cute, yes. Straight, no. I'd love something set in ME2, where they get to know each other via sessions in the training room. (Reach, flexibility, all that good stuff.) Perhaps they swap stories about scars, and how they got some of their more memorable ones. Or maybe banter on a mission, where they're both sniping from above and keep picking the same targets. These two might probably clash a lot at first, but they've got a lot of similarities that could bring them together beautifully.


Thanks again, and good luck dear! ♥