Dear Yuletide WriterThe fandoms (and characters) of my heart I've requestedBlade (Movie Series) - Abigail Whistler, Hannibal King
Rat Queens - Betty, Dee, Hannah, Violet
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters - Hansel, Gretel
Rivers of London: Peter Grant, Lesley May, Thomas Nightingale, Varvara Sidorovna Tamonina
First of all, thank you for writing for me! Just having someone write fic for one of the tiny fandoms of my heart is enough to make me happy so I am sure that I will love whatever you write.
I tend to be fairly small fandom orientated anyway, and I tend to stay with fandoms for a while, so please don't be put off by the fact that I've requested some of these fandoms before. It doesn't mean that I haven't loved the fics I've had in the past - it's just that in many cases, these are the fandoms I've been writing in all year around and Yuletide is my once-a-year chance to get to read some fic that I haven't written myself!
So, on that note I thought it would be helpful to give my likes and dislikes upfront, just to give you an idea of what makes me happy and what might not :) These tend to be pan-fandom things, but if there's anything specific to a fandom I'll put it there.Likes:
I love female characters, and I especially love female characters who are competent at what they do, regardless of what that is. I have a competency kink in general, but it's just so much more satisfying for me when it involves women, and that's largely reflected in the fandoms I've requested. I also have a soft-spot for capable women and the still capable but slightly broken men who pretty much worship the ground they walk on.
I love found families, and those that are small and broken, but still good. I love stoic characters who hide so much beneath the surface (especially when they're women), and I especially love relationships that are all about the unspoken bonds, where a quiet touch or a simple exchange means as much as the most ardent declaration. I adore relationships (romantic or not) where people aren't afraid to call each other on their shit, and it just makes me wriggle with glee when male characters actually trust
their female counterparts to know their limits, where they don't feel the need to rush in and 'save' them - where the men are just as likely to need saving, or where it's that they save each other, over and over again without having to keep score.
Give me faith and trust, characters who have each other's backs, who will go to the end of the line for each other. The ones who will walk through fire for the people they love, whether that's familial or romantic, who will fight to the death for someone even if they occasionally drive each other nuts. Smart characters who might occasionally do stupid things for the right reasons. Broken characters who just keep on going out of sheer stubbornness because they just can't quit. Partners who rely on each other, and friends who will always be there. I don't mind if it's casefic or shipfic, plot or porn or a combination of all of them, but I'm largely in fandom for the characters and what they mean to each other so I would love anything that explores that in any of the fandoms I've requested.
I like happy endings, but I don't mind if they're bitter sweet, and hurt-comfort or injury is fine as long as it's not permanent and doesn't result in death. And if you want to go the porn route, I have a particular fondness for threesomes, cunning linguists :D and pegging.Dislikes:
I have a massive second hand embarrassment squick, so please, no humiliating characters or having them embarrass themselves. No non-con or death fic, please, although I'm okay with a story dealing with the aftermath if it happened in canon. I'd prefer fic set in the canon universe rather than outright AUs, although I don't mind 'what ifs' if you want to explore what would happen if canon went in a slightly different direction. And please no fic with men dominating women in the bedroom, although it has to be said that I'm perfectly happy with it the other way around :D (as long as no humiliation or significant pain is involved).
Phew. Hopefully that's not too offputting! Now to the fandoms, all alphabetical like.( Blade (Movies Series) )( Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters )( Rat Queens )( Rivers of London )