Hello Chocolate Box-er!
This is my first time doing this exchange and I'm super excited about it :D Like with any exchange, please don't sweat the small stuff. Have fun! Do what you want! I can't wait to read it!
If you're interested in the kinds of fic I write: ishie
. Feel free to drop a question here if you have any!
My standard likes/please-don'ts are:
LIKE: apocafic, both hopeful and bleak; fight scenes that make me ache; snappy dialogue; character studies; narrative-heavy stories; missing moments; AUs both serious and crack; bickering for bickering's sake and UST-y banter; road trips; what-ifs; fix-its; tropes played straight and subverted; canon-compliance; crossovers; original characters; experiments in tone and tense; mood pieces and action-tastic epics; SCIENCE!; friendships romantic and platonic; history stuff; worldbuilding and backstory explorations; that kind of fic where you spend six hours researching something that winds up being two words out of the whole story. I generally prefer het and canon relationships, unless otherwise specified, and I am terribly vanilla when it comes to kinks.
PLEASE DON'T: animal deaths/cruelty are hard nopes for me; non- or dub-con, rape, abuse, and/or incest glamorized or done up as ~romance~; a/b/o; gratuitous character-bashing; treating female characters like crap for no reason (but again that goes back to: if it serves the story, as not every story treats its female characters nobly or well). Other than that, it's pretty much all fair game.
These requests are in no particular order, unless I accidentally alphabetized. A couple of them mimic some of my past Yuletide requests
if you think that would help!Cormoran Strike SeriesCormoran/Robin
I'm real into these two as a ship - unrequited, requited, banging, just friends (who lonnnnng for each other? :D? :D?), happy, unhappy, whatever works! I'd prefer no AU or non/pre-amputation, though. I like them as they are. If you don't want to make the ship the focus I'm down for the mystery/detective equivalent of curtainfic too :)Greek and Roman MythologyPersephone/Hades
Fandom's favorite mythology ship, amirite? I like all kinds of power dynamic configurations with the two of them, including the pre-Hellenic versions where Persephone is a demon or a vegetable lady. Do whatever you want here!Harry PotterNeville/Hannah, Neville & Harry, Neville & Luna, Hermione/Ron
I'm OBHWF trash since way back, and I love Neville best of all the Trio Era characters. Again, whatever you want to do is cool with me! I'd love some post-Hogwarts fic, though. GhostbustersJanine/Egon
Uh, who didn't totally ship these two in the first movie? The scene of Egon emerging from under Janine's desk was a formative moment for a much younger me, even if I didn't quite get why yet. I'd like to know what happened between the first two movies that they didn't hook up, but I'd be happy to read anything!LabyrinthSarah/Jareth, Sarah & Sir Didymus, Sarah & Toby
This movie remains one of my favorites. It's a wonderful mix of whimsy and gross, as appealing now as it was when I was eight. I like that Sarah has all the power over Jareth, even before she knows it. A years-later reunion would be cool; the age difference creeps me out while she's still so young.
If you're not into Sarah/Jareth, any kind of adventure with Sir Didymus or Toby, or even just Toby and Sarah dealing as he grows up and remembers strange things!
Also, obviously, David Bowie's recent death casts a bit of a pall on this one, so if you find you're tilting sad or mournful, please feel free to indulge that. I'll join you.SPYSusan/Rick, Susan & Nancy
I ship Susan/Rick like whoa. Like WHOA. I like that he's as dumb as she is smart. I wonder how he got as far as he did when his handler doesn't carry him like Susan did with Fine. I love that the movie treats Susan as an attractive woman and that she comes into her well-deserved own. The jerky-fueled hookup is hilarious.
I also love Susan and Nancy's relationship! I don't ship it but if you do you can add as much shading to that & as you want :)Dragon AgeVarric/Female Hawke
Man, this just sings to me. I like everything about both of them. Even Bianca-not-the-crossbow! If you know damalur
's fics, those and her Tumblr flailing were my introductions to the pairing. Still angry that Varric is a romance option in the game!!! Which I haven't finished, but I'm spoiled for everything in all three games so it's all fair game. I would be down for literally anything here. (My f!Hawke is a purple rogue but I like all versions of Hawke.)Star WarsHan/Leia, Leia & Luke, Poe/Finn/Rey, Poe & Kylo, Chewie & Leia
I've been shipping Han/Leia since I was a baby. TFA kind of broke me, but it felt earned by the narrative. I like them functional but how long can they keep that up? He's so crazy in love with her from so early on. That he waits for her to catch up is still the most amazing thing. That Leia is able to open herself up to vulnerability after everything she's lost is even better. I love the hints of relationship we get for her and Luke at the end of the OT, and I'd like anything between them at any point. Oh god, and Leia and Chewie at any point? Yes, please.
For the TFA folks, I ship Poe/Finn/Rey but in a casual way. Take that however you like, lol. They're all so charming and wonderful and I love them so much. Poe & Kylo, I've been toying with the idea that they knew each other before Kylo's turn given the connections between their parents and their ages. Is that why Poe's relatively flippant when captured by Kylo? Anything here would be great.SicarioKate/Alejandro
I ship it! I'm only mildly ashamed! They had great chemistry in the movie and as much as I hate to admit it, I think Kate has the capacity to be as much a wolf as Alejandro. Of course, if you wanted to not corrupt her, that would be great too! I like them fucked up and dysfunctional and redeemed and happy and everything in between.