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2017-06-29 04:50 am

Rare Pair Fest 2017

(Note: this letter is a WIP!)

Dear Rare Pairs creator,

First of all: thank you in advance for your gift! No, really: I'm sure I'm going to love whatever you make for me. I'm so enthused about each and every one of these pairings, and I'd love to see whatever you create for them! In this, I'll go into some detail about prompts, but honestly: if none of them inspire you, feel free to create something that does. If you make something you're happy with, I'll be happy as well.

Some general notes:
Fanart I requested only fanfic because I'm more confident of writing prompts for stories, but if one of these prompts strike your fancy for art, go for it! I love art too.

AUs Also, I tend to focus on prompts that stick close to canon, but I enjoy AUs too! That being said, one of my favorite things about AUs is seeing how people transfer elements of canon to new settings. So like, a coffee shop AU that has Gamma and Omega slowly realize they're AI fragments? Awesome! Victorian AU that has an endless cycle of war and pain and shinobi? Fun! space? I am so there. Honestly though, seeing how different a ship would turn out if X is different is always fun for me regardless, so don't feel too stressed about this!

Ongoing Canons Red vs. Blue and some of the DCU comics are still ongoing at the time of this exchange. I just wanted to note that I'll be following along with them pretty closely, so don't be afraid of putting spoilers in your work! I also generally like new developments (I'm easy, what can I say), so if you're inspired by something that happens in canon after assignments? Go for it! If something really mindblowing happens after assignments, I might edit the relevant section of the letter, but that seems unlikely.

General Likes:
  • I am into all sorts of stories! Plotty adventure fic? Great! Fluffy fic? Fantastic! Fucked-up darkfic? Yes, please! Basically, even if one of my prompts seems like it invites a certain type of story…I would 100% not mind you taking it in a different direction.
  • Tropey fic is good! I love seeing how different characters react to similar situations.Truth serum! Cuddling for warmth! Identity porn! De-aging! Amnesia! Pining! Sharing a bed! Soulmates marks! One of them turning into a cat/dog/lizard/etc.! Groundhog day time loop, or just time travel in general!
  • I love canon-based AUs, like role swaps, canon divergence, etc.
  • I love interesting fic formats! Epistolary is my jam. Anything involving social media or the Internet, I eat up with a spoon. Experimental or unconventional styles? Hit me up! Interactive fiction, I adore with all my heart.

General Dislikes:
  • The trope where the friends of a character take bets on their love life bugs me, so please don’t. (Unless it's for RvB, in which case it seems more likely in canon...)
  • Sickfic in general is fine, but I’d rather not have a lot of focus on terminal illnesses. Serious illnesses where it’s not terminal would be alright, though!
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2017-01-25 02:59 pm

Chocolate Box 2017

Dear Chocolatier,

First of all, I would like to say this: if you matched me on any of these relationships, you are awesome. Clearly, you have great taste, and I am 99% sure I am going to end up loving whatever I get.

I tried to write a few prompts for every relationship, and these are things I'd be interested in seeing, but these are only suggestions – if you have an idea, go for it! I'd love to see it :D And please don’t get worried if some of these prompts are longer than other – I genuinely am really excited about all these relationships! Some of them I just have more concrete ideas on than others. Some of them, I ran out of time on, as you, uh, may have noticed.

I also struggled to make this letter readable and not just a mess, but if you have any questions or would like more prompts or whatever, please feel free to ask.

General Likes:
• I am into all sorts of stories! Plotty adventure fic? Great! Fluffy fic? Fantastic! Fucked-up darkfic? Yes, please! Basically, even if one of my prompts seems like it invites a certain type of story…I would 100% not mind you taking it in a different direction.
• Tropey fic is good! I love seeing how different characters react to similar situations.Truth serum! Cuddling for warmth! Identity porn! De-aging! Amnesia! Pining! Sharing a bed! Soulmates marks! One of them turning into a cat/dog/lizard/etc.! Groundhog day time loop, or just time travel in general!
• I love canon-based AUs, like role swaps, canon divergence, etc.
• I love interesting fic formats! Epistolary is my jam. Anything involving social media or the Internet, I eat up with a spoon. Experimental or unconventional styles? Hit me up! Interactive fiction, I adore with all my heart.
• I’ve written a few letters over the years, so if you want any more general likes, you can see some of my past letters! (this letter is getting kinda long, anyway...

General Dislikes
• The trope where the friends of a character take bets on their love life bugs me, so please don’t.
• Sickfic in general is fine, but I’d rather not have a lot of focus on terminal illnesses. Serious illnesses where it’s not terminal would be alright, though!
• This isn’t a hard dislike per se, but I’d rather not have any mundane AUs, e.g. high school, coffee shop, etc. I don’t hate them, but they’re so popular I’m a little weary of them. (AUs where Internet interaction is a vital part of it is an exception. I love those.)
• I’d rather not get NSFW – it’s alright if it’s within a longer fic or important for the story,, but full disclosure, I tend to skim smut for characterization and dialogue. So yeah.

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2015-09-04 12:39 am
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Femslash Ex Letter

 (aah I didn’t realize the assignments would go out early! Sorry for having this locked, author.)

Dear Femslash Ex Writer,

First of all, may I commend you on your wonderful ship preferences. Such good taste is incredibly rare to come by; clearly, you are a very discerning, credible, and, might I add, good looking individual.

…Jokes aside, thank you so much for being my writer! <3 I will tell you now; I am probably going to love whatever you write for me. So please, don’t get stressed out over the course of this exchange! The most important thing is for you to have fun writing. If you enjoy your story, I’ll enjoy it!

Also, some of these sections may be longer and less or more excited than others – don’t take it to mean that I want a particular fandom or ship more than the others! This is one of the only times I’ve done an exchange when I truly want everything I requested equally. Some of these fandoms are just newer to me so I tend to squee more, while others are old favorites who seem so obviously wonderful to me I have trouble writing about them. Either way, I’m going to be super excited no matter what story I open during reveals.

I have a few (okay, a lot) of prompts listed out down below, but they’re more of a guide than anything. I’d be thrilled to receive anything about these lovely ladies – if you have a great idea, go for it! Also, I have some AUs and tropes I enjoy listed in the general likes section, while the fandom-specific sections are mostly canon-oriented. I’d be supremely happy with either! Canon-based prompts are just easier for me to come up with, and I think they’ll give you a better taste of what I like about these canons in general.

So, happy festing! Enjoy the wild ride of the next several weeks, and know that I am looking forward to whatever you can come up with.

My AO3 is here.

General Likes:
Anything family – fluffy, dysfunctional, unorthodox. Characters being genuinely good people. Characters being manipulative, power hungry assholes. Anything that plays with the way the character thinks, including mind control or mutations or other sentient beings talking in their head, and how the characters deal with it. Time travel!!! Metafiction. Worldbuilding. Internet. Character studies – and especially studies in how a relationship would actually work. Canon divergent AUs, roleswaps, any canon-based AUs like that! Dysfunctional relationships. Super functional relationships for dysfunctional people. Plain old functional relationships! Rivals who genuinely care for each other. Dubcon. Experimental writing style, non-linear narratives, anything that you wouldn’t expect. Epistolary fiction. Identity porn. Power imbalance. Slow burn. Showing love through actions, not words. Case fic, adventure fic, political intrigue. Crossovers and fusions. AUs: space operas, detective noir, historical, Hogwarts (especially with way too much thought put into sorting), Mass Effect fusion, Dragon Age fusion, met online playing a MMORPG (!!!), spies, Homestuck fusion… Horror. Humor. Angst. Mythology! History! Allusions! Characters being badass while emotionally all messed up.

I’m pretty particular in arbitrary ways about the way suicide is depicted – some ways are okay, but some can get pretty upsetting for me. So I’d prefer you stay away from the topic as much as you can. Mentions to instances in canon are okay, or things like cyanide pills for spies or whatever, but generally I’d rather it not be dwelled on.

Also, this isn’t as hardcore as the one above, but – I would prefer no PWPs! However, smut is more than fine as long as there’s other content to go along with it.

Anything else – go for it!

Dragon Age

I recently played Dragon Age: Inquisition, and have fallen head over heels for Thedas yet again. I’ve been obsessed with these games on and off for a couple of years now, and I’d love a fic for it with any of the ships below. In general, I really love the worldbuilding in this fandom, so if you wanted to include any of that, I’d be super pleased. Even if you’re writing an AU, worldbuilding would still be great! Also, Dragon Age characters playing MMORPGs are my secret soft spot for modern AUs. Just throwing that out there.

Also, in my prompts I will occasionally mention choices I made in my specific playthroughs. It’s okay if you want to write different choices! I don’t mind at all. This is just the frame of reference I have.

Briala/Celene Valmont

I guess I should mention that part of the reason I like it so much is that it hits a ship dynamic I enjoy greatly. Mainly, where the characters are in a relationship where there’s a power imbalance – but, the person with ostensibly less power makes up for it by being smart, or sneaky, or manipulative, ambitious, stubborn, etc. Briala, being an elven handmaid turned into badass spymaster who leads an elf rebellion and also hooks up with an Empress is the perfect candidate. Not that Celene, who took over Orlais through sheer power of will, is any less badass.

I like them being dysfunctional and manipulative and very aware of the power imbalance between them, but I also like that they care for each other, that they’re both clever and determined and

Also, please note: I haven’t read Masked Empire yet (I’ve only just finished the game, like, a week ago!), but I have my hands on a copy and I will read through like burning. I might edit some parts of this section – if you matched me on this, keep that in mind!

  •  In my playthrough, I didn’t end up reconciling the two – I felt too guilty about Gaspard being killed, damn my moral compass – and in a way, to me, that makes it more interesting. What are Briala and Celene’s relationship like, when they’re left without the civil war, awkwardly navigating around each other? Do they ever reconcile by themselves? What about Celene’s gradually growing paranoia about Gaspard?
  •  An adventure fic where Celene is kidnapped and Briala has to rescue her, or where they’re both kidnapped, escape and have to pretend to be normal people would be very welcome as well. Or maybe Gaspard’s assassination plot doesn’t work, but they both have to flee the castle? Something like that!
  • Briala’s too smart to try and lead an outright elven rebellion. What if she does?
  • If they do reconcile, Brianna becomes a Marquise of the Dales. How does that work? How do they reignite their relationship, even after all the drama of the past?


I started shipping this in a weird way. I think I half-shipped them in Dragon Age: Origins, but never really consciously. The half-shipping feeling came back during Dragon Age: Inquisition. But the feeling never really materialized until one day, I was looking at a fic that had it tagged, and suddenly it clicked into place that I ship them like burning.

They met because they both wanted to stop the Blight for consuming the world. They’re both passionate, and neither of them particularly like each other – they argue about morality and faith and everything in between. Morrigan thinks Leliana’s a bore, and Leliana thinks Morrigan’s cruel. Despite that, though, they still have some cute moments and I think they’d be good for each other.

I’d especially love to see something set in Dragon Age: Inquistion. Leliana and Morrigan have both changed greatly since they were trampling around trying to stop a Blight together. Leliana became harder, and Morrigan got softer. Do they – finally! - meet in the middle? I think a fic where they’re catching up and trying to juggle an old friendship (that was never really a friendship) with how much they’ve both changed, and slowly falling in love.

BTW, in my world Morrigan performed the Ritual, but you can do whatever you like with that!

  •  I was forever sad that, after you meet Morrigan in Orlais, she didn’t get a reunion scene with Leliana! How do they react to each other? And, very importantly – how does Leliana react to seeing Morrigan wearing a very beautiful dress, like the one she’d fantasized I mean imagined Morrigan wearing in this lovely banter?
  • f you want to stray from canon for a bit, I’d also be super interested in a story where for reasons, Leliana has to go undercover at the Winter Palace, where she meets Morrigan. They would instantly recognize each other, but pretend not to! Whacky situations abound involving Orlesian politics and Leliana’s super secret spy background and Morrigan being the court mage. If, during the mission, for some reason they have to pretend to be in a relationship I will love you forever.
  • Of course, original flavour Dragon Age: Origins stories would also be great. Following Warden around while s/he saves people, bickering the entire time and falling in love! Morrigan slowly realizes she’s into women and Leliana helps her out! Debating religion!
  •  Hard mode: Leliana grew up in the Korcari Wilds as a witch, and Morrigan was an Orlesian bard. What happens next?


I completely missed Isabela in my first playthrough – she was the last character I recruited, right before Act 1 ended, and since my Hawke was also a dagger rogue, I rarely brought her along. The few times I did, she and Aveline made nasty comments to each other and so I wrote their relationship off. She vanished in Act 2, and that was the end of it.

The second playthrough I did, I was determined to experience as much of Isabela as possible, and I completely fell in love with this ship. The nasty comments were still there, but I watched them evolve into playful banter, and a genuine friendship. It’s one of my favorite relationships in the entire game; my heart just about melted when they started saying “That’s my girl” to each other.

I honestly would really love anything with them – I love how weird and complex and awesome and lovely their relationship is, so any story that plays with that would be A-OK with me! Or anything set during the transition period, when they’re not quite friends but they don’t hate each other quite as much as they did in the beginning. But, here are some prompts anyway, for if they strike your fancy:

  • Isabela and Aveline getting drunk – after all, Isabela can drink with the best of them and Aveline has seriously good taste in alcohol. What do they talk about, how did this end up happening, and how long until awkward confessions arise?
  • Anything that plays on their differences – an AU with serious Guard Captain Aveline being sent to take down the pirate captain Isabela, and finding her more than what she expected! Isabela as a cat burglar and Aveline as the weary cop sent after her! Both of those would be absolutely awesome.
  • Something post-DAII, with Aveline trying to hold Kirkwall together – whether just through rebuilding, or actively trying to resist Starkhaven troops – and Isabela comes back for the first time in months, ready to help. How does their reunion go? How do they end up fixing everything?
  • Not something I chose, but what about an AU where Hawke gave Isabela back to the Qunari? Whether Isabela somehow escapes, or Aveline goes to track her down because it’s the right thing to do…this could be really interesting.
  • Failing that, I’m always up for some ladies kicking ass. Aveline and Isabela going off on a side adventure, away from Hawke, taking down slavers or blood mages or other baddies! Aveline and Isabela rescuing Hawke! Aveline and Isabela join the Inquisition! One of them is the Inquisitor!

Kill la Kill

This is the newest of my fandoms – in that I literally just finished watching this show a day or so back, eek – but holy shit I love it so much. The fanservice! The awesome characters! The completely ridiculous situations taken seriously! The friendship! Just…I love everything about it and have known that I wanted fics for this from about Episode 1. <333 I’m going to have a hard time resisting immediately rewatching this show, holy shit. (Maybe this time, I won’t spend half the time watching it with my mouth half open, completely taken aback at every single thing.)

This is the fandom I really don’t know what I want from, because I kind of want EVERYTHING. So really, go crazy with it! The show already does, haha. Also, as a sidenote – I didn’t realize when I was requesting, but I love every ship with Jakazure Nonon, so if you’d like to write anything femslashy with her, that’s fine by me!



No but seriously, this ship is the ship of my dreams. I generally don’t go for the BFFsy dynamics as much as I do for rival ones, or power imbalance ones, but Mako and Ryuuko pretty much stole my heart. They just love each other so, so much. And they’re cute and are silly and take care of each other and yell at each other when the other one is being dumb, and at the end they both took dumb selfies with Satsuki and ahh I just love them forever.

I’m mostly interested in seeing how a relationship between them would work in canon!verse, at least according to my prompts below, but if you go for an AU as long as you preserve how much they love and care for each other, I’d be absolutely fine with it.

  •  So how would a relationship between them work? I’d love seeing something about the problems of starting to date when you live with your entire family. Some of them who perv on your new girlfriend. Also, your girlfriend’s sister is super powerful and her four generals stalk you. …Basically, Mako and Ryuuko’s life is hard!
  • If you want to go on a more serious note, them trying to explore their sexualities together and trying to fit into each other’s life would be really awesome too.
  •  Something canon-flavored and just completely ridiculous like the show is ridiculous would be amazing. What kind of shenanigans do they get into now? For that matter, how about the Life Fibers coming back to Earth and them trying to figure out how it works?
  • I would melt at a story with Mako being her determined self and trying to rescue Ryuuko! She does so a few times during the show, but, well, her way of going about things charmed the hell out of it. And it sure would charm Ryuuko.


Okay, wait, hear me out.

I started shipping this pretty much immediately – Maiko as a sweet, gentle student who’s kind of a whiner about her injuries and really freaking badass at doing what she wants. Ryuuko being kind of into her! She complimented her, looked away and blushed! Maiko is totally her type. And then they took a sweet friend picture with Mako!

…Unfortunately, approximately ten seconds later Maiko turns out to have been in disguise and really trying to fight Ryuuko the entire time, and my dreams of Ryuuko and Maiko being cute girlfriends and chilling with Mako were dashed forever. But, after the initial ‘NOOOOOOOO’ – I still kind of want this. I kind of want it more, now that Maiko’s a badass disguise master! Tension-filled, ambiguous relationship where both of them are wary of getting to know each other but also struggle between feelings of rivalry and genuine (sexy) affection? Yes please.

This is probably the least likely of my ships to get fulfilled, and I’d be absolutely delighted if it did.

  • I’d love to see something that had extended Ryuuko and Maiko’s initial interaction. What if Maiko went for the long con? Instead of only earning Ryuuko’s trust for the day, she decided to really get into her good graces by pretending to be her friend for a long period of time. Of course, being Ryuuko’s friend is hard – so much crazy things happening! - and awkward feelings develop between the two of them. What happens then?
  • What does Maiko do after she’s defeated? Maybe she becomes obsessed with Ryuuko. Maybe she starts feeling sorry for what she’d done. Do they ever reconcile? Does Ryuuko’s awkward crush for Maiko ever come up again after it turns out she was evil all along?
  •   Ryuuko is a fighter out for revenge, and Maiko is the master of disguises. Something with that! Adventure fic where they team up to take down an enemy, bicker a lot and totally make out? Game of cat and mouse where they’re trying to outwit each other? Space opera AU, heist AUs, detective partner AUs…anything!
  • I also really like identity porn, and Maiko being the master of disguise lends itself well to that trope. So! Anything with different identities and Ryuuko’s confused feelings <3

I watched this show a few months ago (and a few years too late!) and absolutely adored it. A show about a bunch of disparate personalities, all with terrible! secrets and who are lost in life end up on a mysterious Island together and try to survive, as well as earning their redemption. At the same time, lots of physics and time travel and spiritual stuff happening, a convoluted plot and genuinely emotional character interactions. I just…love this show so much.

Basically, I tore through the show and even though there’s a prodigal amount of fic for LOST, it’s still not enough to satisfy me. Especially for my favorite femslash ship!

I also fully admit that I also nominated Kate/Juliet and Kate/Claire too. I decided eventually that, while I like those ships, I was more interested in Kate/Sun for this exchange. However, I still do like them! So if you matched me on LOST and want to write Kate/Juliet or Kate/Claire instead, I wouldn’t mind.


Oh, man. Their relationship didn’t get much screentime, but there were some moments when I realized how close they were as friends, and that completely sold me on their ship. Sun told her about the pregnancy! Kate helps with her garden! They hang out and watch their kids together!

And I like how Sun seems soft at first (she tends a garden!), she’s actually stubborn and individualistic and determined. And while Kate is competent and strong and badass and a criminal, she has a surprising soft side. Basically: Team Actually Good People here. Who should totally kiss <3

I have some basic prompts here, but, much like the show itself: surprise me! This ship is uncommon enough that I’d love anything for it, really. Also, if you can, please no infidelity for this. For all their faults, I do like Sun and Jin together, so I’d prefer it being set during the time Sun thought Jin had died, or after they broke up. Thank you for understanding!

  • Their time away from the Island post-season four, pre-season five. How do they deal with gaining back their ‘normal’ lives, while not feeling normal at all? What about them struggling to raise their respective kids? How do they fit into each other’s lives?
  •  On the Island too – the sense of fear and hope, becoming friends. Survival horror would be awesome! Or really any getting-together fic, dealing with their own feelings, Kate’s guilt about being a murderer, Sun’s guilt from her family, everyone else’s reactions…There’s plenty of things to do here.
  •  What about an AU where one of them being the protector of the Island, and the other stayed behind to help them out? How do they deal with all the years of their new life stretching ahead of them together?
  •  I have a soft spot for their differences, with Sun being this sweet woman (who’s also badass) and Kate being this badass lady (who’s also sweet). So maybe an AU with something like Sun being a princess, and Kate being a criminal, and them falling in love despite the vast differences between them? Fighting a dragon? Or maybe a mafia!AU with Sun being the leader’s daughter, and Kate falling in love with her…Something like that would be incredible.


Ah, my lovely, messed up, confusing, ridiculous, angsty canon <3 Homestuck is hard to describe in terms of plot; it’s even harder to describe in terms of why I like it. The answer is everything. The entire time I was first reading Homestuck, I was creeped out because it was like Hussie had reached into my brain and noted everything I liked before making Homestuck.

But, here’s the things I enjoy about canon: Internet-based! Online friends! Chats! Time-travel! Mythological themes! Complex relationships between awesome characters! Badass women! Awesome villains! Distinct visual style! Dumb jokes! Lots and lots of metafiction! Confusing plot! Fate vs. free will, the importance of belief, and creation myths!

Meenah Peixes/Aranea Serket

AKA the Homestuck ship I have nothing but undying adoration for. I’ve shipped them since I saw first them interact, and shipped them even more during Meenahbound, and even recent canon events haven’t made me stop shipping it. They’re just so cute! Two wildly different people who became best friends because they were both unpopular and lonely, and they played a game to try and save the world together, and who are just super sweet to each other. But they’re both pretty messed up on the inside, Aranea with her villainy and Meenah with her Condesce-ness – this kind of makes the sweetness of their relationship even more poignant for me, IMO.

I’d really enjoy something set pre-Sgrub when they’re becoming friends, that doesn’t gloss over that they only started hanging out because nobody else would and that they’re both super messed up and dangerous, but also really shows them becoming friends (and more). Or what would a relationship during the sweeps that made up their game session be like for them? Whether before or after Porrim and Aranea’s relationship. (And although Meenah didn’t find out about it until Meenahbound, I’ll admit I have a soft spot for some jealousy fic…) It’s really hard to displease me with this pairing, though. I just…ship it so much. And while I ultimately ship them red, quadrant-flipping is cool too.

  • The aforementioned pre-canon relationship would be awesome as hell!
  •  But, failing that, something set during now in canon? Would be fine as well. They’re overdue for an angsty confrontation with them airing out their grievances to each other. And Aranea is overdue for someone shaking the silliness out of her. (Or angry makeouts. That too.)
  • A no-Sgrub AU where Meenah became Condesce, however unhappily? There’s so much potential with this idea; I’d love to see anything here. How would their relationship end up then? I love all the power balance issues here, plus Meenah and Aranea’s clashing ideologies. Plus, Mindfang wasn’t a fan of the Condesce – would Aranea be a huge fan of Meenah’s ruling? Who knows!

Jade Harley/Rose Lalonde

I keep rereading Homestuck, and I keep being super sad that these two never got to interact very much! So I started thinking about how they would interact, and realized that holy shit do I ship these two so much.

They’re absolutely two of my favorite characters – Rose with her grimdarkness and loquaciousness and self-doubt and sarcasm, and Jade with her super ultra badass EVERYTHING, and her cheerfulness and her self-doubt and her garden. Rose used to be sorta wary of Jade, and her future-seeing, but evidently they were very close, although we didn’t see much of it. I love the thought of them awkwardly crushing on each other, what with their differences, and how much they’re gonna hug when they reunite. Plus, I imagine every single conversation they ever had was absolutely hilarious.

  •  Something set post-Sburb, with them slowly getting to know one another after their three long separation would be wonderful. They’ve both changed a lot in the interim – how do they fit into each other’s lives now?
  •  Homestuck is super about the Internet, and I love Internet AUs, and Rose/Jade would work wonderfully with the Internet. How about just some of their pesterlogs? Or what about them meeting playing a MMORPG? Or maybe online dating! E-mail epistolary fic? Or, hell, they met at a Squiddles fansite and are warring BNFs. I fucking adore any Internet related stories, so I’d love any of these options! <3 Or something more I haven’t even thought of.
  • I really love the mythological aspect of Homestuck, and I get all tingly whenever I think about their roles, and the contrasts thereof – the Witch and the Seer. I’d love to see that explored – whether it’s more of a character study of the two of them, and how they’d work in a relationship, or it’s an AU -  fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi…Rose being a Seer and Jade being a Witch, and whatever that means in this world, would be lovely.
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2014-10-16 09:03 pm

Dear Yuletide Writer

Dear Yuletide Writer,

I'm not very good at writing letters, I think, so please bear with me. First things first: thank you for writing for me! The mere fact that you share my love for one of these tiny fandoms already means that you are an awesome person who is going to write a lovely fic. So that being said, please don't stress out about it - I'm very easy to please, and above all I'd like you to have fun writing your story!

With that in mind, I wrote a (rather long) letter with some prompts and general musing, but I'm A-OK if you decide to go in a different direction on any of these! I'd rather you write a fic that inspires you than one catered to my tastes. Also, this letter mostly just elaborates on my feelings for these characters and a bit on my prompts - you don't need to read it if you don't want to!

I'm PerfidiousFate on AO3, and while I also have a tumblr, I'm really terrible at keeping it updated.

Likes: Slash, het, femslash, poly, gen. (I'll be equally happy to get any of those!) Anything family – fluffy, dysfunctional, unorthodox. Characters being genuinely good people. Characters being manipulative, power hungry assholes. Anything that plays with the way the character thinks, including mind control or mutations or other sentient beings talking in their head, and how the characters deal with it. Time travel. Epistolary fics. Worldbuilding. Character studies. Meta. Canon-divergent AUs! Roleswap AUs! Political intrigue! Horror. Paranoia. Humour. Casefic. Crossovers and fusions. Tropey fics. Zombie apocalypses. Post-apocalyptic worlds. Mythology! History! Allusions, complicated situations, characters being badass while emotionally messed up. Interactive fiction would also be awesome.

I should also note that, completely by accident, I nominated three canons with significant twin relationships, and I would be completely okay with incest for any of them.

Dislikes: I was going to put up 'suicide' here, but then I realized all my fandoms are pretty dark (and two have either canon suicide or attempted suicide) so I'll specify instead - I'm okay with it if you write about suicide, but please warn for it if you do, and I'd prefer if it wasn't glorified.

Anything else goes!


Sonoda Arisa, Uehara Tsubasa, Manabe Akira
Ahh, Arisa. I really love how the vividness of the emotions in this manga, whether it's the bond between Arisa and Tsubasa or the raw pain Tsubasa felt when Arisa was in the hospital, or Manabe's devotion to Shizuka. Honestly, anything with these characters will make me happy! I really enjoy genuinely good people teaming up to take names and fight for justice, so Tsubasa and Manabe continuing to be total badasses would be awesome. Or, how does the dynamic between the trio evolve post-canon? (I would not be opposed to an OT3! Or any combination of ships, really.) Arisa's relationship with her mother post-canon is also of endless fascination to me, so I'd love to see that explored! Or what about a roleswap where Tsubasa went with her mother? How did she deal with Arisa's class? Or what if Tsubasa had died in that explosion, how would Arisa have dealt? What about Manabe post-canon, how does he go back to normal life? What does his relationship with the class like, after all the shittyness he'd seen them do?

I'd also be more than fine with any compelete AUs! Superhero AUs, zombie apocalypse, in SPACE, me what these characters would be like, and I'm sure to love it!

I was rereading Arisa recently, partly because I wanted to write this letter, and again I was struck by just how much I like this manga. It's a typical suspenseful story with secret identities, high school classes, and shadowy villains, but it doesn't pack its punches emotionally. All the characters - Tsubasa, Arisa, Manabe, Kudou, Midori (!!!), Shizuka, Mariko, everyone really - are complex as fuck in terms of motivations and actions, and while the narrative redeems most of them, it doesn't excuse them. There's a lot of really gripping moments in the story that make me hurt in a good way, like Tsubasa being worried that she's the reason Arisa tried to kill herself, and Shizuka descending into more and more rage as she's outclassed, and Arisa's secret of being incredibly lonely, and Manabe struggling between his loyalty to the people he loves and what he thinks is the right thing to do.

So because of that (and the fact that they're all genuinely really fricking good people), I love all the nominated characters a lot - Tsubasa, Arisa, Manabe. Tsubasa is a delight to read about, because of how determined and selfless she is, and her temper (she is The Demon Princess!) contrasted with how much she wants to be cute, and the fact that she's always doing the right thing no matter what. I adore Arisa for being the nicest, gentlest, sweetest person in the world who wants to do her best with everyone, but also for having her darker side, the one that struggles with loneliness and depression and guilt. I'm super fond of Manabe, and how he seems like such a stand-offish rebel (who's possibly the King!) at first, but how he turns out to be very, very loyal and brave. tl;dr They are good kids with issues and I like them :D On to the actual prompts!

I'd love to see something post-canon. Tell me about Arisa and her mother's relationship post-canon, after it became obvious how wounded Arisa was. How does they relate to each other after certain revelations? We see them trying to mend their relationship, but how does it work out for them in the end? Good people teaming up to fight for justice is apparently one of my wants, so Tsubasa and Manabe teaming up to kick ass and take names would be great. Tsubasa and Manabe's growing trust and friendship makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside (both in a shippy way and in a gen way), so I'd be interested in seeing that dynamic explored! Especially with them being Team Genuinely Good People, along with Arisa! In fact, how do Tsubasa, Arisa, and Manabe get along? They all developed separate relationships with each other - how do they work with all three of them? Is it awkward? Does someone feel left out? (I mentioned an OT3 in the prompt, so I'll just...mention it again).

If you'd like to go on a darker route, I've always wondered about Arisa joining Midori after she wakes up - didn't she realize he was trying to kill Tsubasa? So it'd be really interesting to see what happens if Tsubasa did die in the explosion - how does Arisa deal? What does she do?

On a similar vein, you may have noticed me effusing over how good of people the core three are. That's because in contrast, pretty much everyone else in the universe is kind of an asshole. While that seems to be a running theme in this manga, and most of them end up redeemed in some way, shape or form, I can never get over how much pain some of them cause - especially Arisa's class as a whole. They are genuinely creepy at some points, and while a lot of that is due to the King's/Midori's manipulation, I'd be really curious to see that explored some way. How do they deal with the terrible things they've done? I mean, they tried to hide a body at some point. How do Arisa and Manabe get along with them afterwards? Especially Manabe, who seems less inclined to be forgiving. How does he go back to being a normal pupil? And I know at the end of canon the class is disbanded, but I'd really like some closure on the class thing! Maybe a class reunion?

My (not so) secret weakness is canon divergence AUs, and you could make a bunch of different ones for this. For instance, what if, when their parents got divorced, Tsubasa went with their mother and Arisa with their father? How do their personalities change? How does Tsubasa deal with her new class? What if King time happens anyway?

Also, Arisa's relationship with Midori is something I'm very conflicted over. It makes sense, why they love each other, but it is so deeply fucked up on so many levels. If you could explore that, that could potentially be really interesting too, although I'd prefer it if wasn't all fluffy.

Finally, I mentioned AUs - that's because with this canon, I think total setting AUs could work really well. Zombie apocalypses, Parent Trap, historical settings, in SPACE!!!, that could all be super cool if you want to write that.

Higurashi (a lot of this is ganked from my RareWomen letter!)
Ryuugu Rena, Maebara Keiichi, Sonozaki Mion, Sonozaki Shion
Higurashi never ceases to make me emotional, and I love all the nominated characters to bits (and honestly, basically everyone in the story), so feel free to do anything with them! I'd love to see a post-canon fic a few years in the future, after this generation grows up - what do they all do? I headcanon Rena as a fledgling detective and Keiichi as a future teacher, but anything would be fine! Mion would be busy trying to lead the Sonozaki, and I'd love to see her deal with that. How does she deal with the politics, and the terrible way they treat Shion? How does Shion deal with it? In a very self-indulgent way, I've always wanted to see them dramatically proclaim their switch, and see how their relatives react. Or what if they'd never switched at all? How would their lives go? What about Mion and Rena's relationship in the year or so before Keiichi got there? They're obviously very close - how did they learn each other's secrets, especially after the trauma of Satoshi disappearing?

And I really enjoy how intense their game competition is, and how they managed to use that to fight. So maybe them dealing with other problems? A zombie apocalypse? Any sort of fight, really. And I love the creepiness of the story enough that I'd adore any fic that describes another cycle!

I also ship Keiichi/Rena like burning, and any combination of Keiichi/Rena/Mion, and also Mion/Shion.

Higurashi holds the dubious honor of drawing me in so much I had bad dreams for the entire week when I was watching it. (When I played the game, not as much, but it still creeped me out!) That in itself was a huge plus, since I don't often get scared when watching things! But besides the creepy psychological horror factor, I fell in love with everything at once - the setting (a peaceful village with a past!), the possibility of demons, the time loops, and most of all, the characters. I love that the characters seemed so quirky and normal at first, but they all turned out to have deep, dark secrets and tragic past. I love that they're all capable of being wonderful and funny and sweet, and terrible. I love the strength of their friendship, even when they all fall apart each cycle, and the terrible loyalty that leads them to kill or hide bodies for each other - and eventually, that leads them to fight for their survival.

Rena is hands-down my favourite character in the canon. I really liked how throughout Higurashi, she goes from being this sweet girl to a creepy hatchet-wielding murderer to, well, Rena – this girl who’s brave and sweet and clever and stands up for her friends and wields a hatchet and is very damaged and independent and cynical. (I may or may not have too many feelings about her). All in all, I think she’s a super complex character, and any fic that explores all her contradictions and quirks would make me super happy.

I mentioned maybe writing during the year before Keiichi came to Hinamizawa – that’s because it’s an interesting time for Rena, emotionally. She’d still be recovering from all the trauma of her past, as well as getting used to not suffering from Hinamizawa Syndrome, and would be getting used to hiding herself under a cheerful demeanour. Her becoming friends with the club would also be fun to see, and especially how her friendship with Mion develops. As for the detective idea, it’s basically exactly what it sounds like! The idea of Rena maybe joining the police department and becoming a badass-yet-sweet detective and maybe investigating more Hinamizawa Syndrome cases while dealing with being an adult and the perpetual craziness of the club just sounds really fun.

One of my favourite aspects of Higurashi is the identity porn between Mion and Shion! Especially how hopelessly complicated it got. Mion being happy and Shion being sad and the way that simple concept influences both of them so much is something I wish was explored even more than it already was! So I would love anything that deals with the messed-up identity issues they have. What makes Mion Mion, and what makes Shion Shion? An exploration of all their complicated feeling towards one another and their own identity and their mutual friends and especially their family would be really great.

Mion taking over the Sonozaki family and dealing with family politics and the existence of Shion making things awkward would also be really cool! I’ve always wondered how she was going to deal with being head of the family, especially with her loyalty to her sister. What about the darker aspects of her family, like torture and kidnapping? How do Mion and Shion deal with it? And, in a very grudgy way, I always wished to see a scene where Mion and Shion reveal their switch-up to the Sonozaki family, and how their family (especially their grandma) react, and start treating them differently (or don’t). An AU where they didn’t switch places, and how different (or similar?) they would be is also something I’m curious about. (I also would absolutely not object to messed up confusing Mion/Shion incest.)

I hold a ridiculous amount of affection for Keiichi, the magician of words. He's loyal and clever and pretends he's meaner than he really is, and he values his friendships a lot. I forgot to give prompts for Keiichi in the official sign-up, oops, but he's one of my favorites so I'd be thrilled to get a fic about him. I mentioned that post-canon I see him being a teacher - I think he'd be really good at it, because he's good at explaining things and getting people motivated, and getting people to like him. Still, you can do whatever! It'd also be interesting to explore him after his graduation - he's the most academically motivated of the bunch, and though he's relaxed some since going to Hinamizawa, he still holds ingrained ideas about going to a good university and so on, even though he obviously can't. Does he struggle with that? Does he struggle with his parents because of that? I also really love Keiichi's relationships with everyone, so feel free to write about anything.

More generally: I could only nominate these four characters, but I love everyone in canon! If you write me a fic about Satoko or Rika or Satoshi, or hell, Ooishi, I'd be pleased as punch. You can’t go wrong with a “[Character] remembers the cycles!” fic. I really like the idea of repeating cycles and interesting time things in general, and I just really like the idea of the character(s) remembering everything that happened in the cycles. It's touched upon in canon, but I'd love to see full-on remembering - how do they deal with what they’ve done and what they’ve watched their friends do? One of my favourite scenes is Rena and Keiichi’s rooftop fight – I’d love to see them react to that. Or Shion dealing with everything she’d done, especially to her sister. Anything! Aftermath of any given cycle would also be great - I've always wondered how terrible it must have been for Keiichi's parents after Onikakushi, when they've realized their son killed two of his friends and then himself. Zombie fics would also be acceptable, because zombies.

Also, all these prompts are fairly gen but I'd be totally down if you wrote a shippy fic.

Sound Horizon
Elefseus, Artemisia, Leontius
My favorite thing about Sound Horizon is the fate vs free will aspect, and how it shapes and defines every character's lives - so for this, I'd love to see that played with! What if Elef died instead of Misia? What if Misia had ended up with Milos as her mentor, while Elef ended up with Sophia? Hell, what if their powers were switched? If you're not up for that, Elef and Misia's relationship makes my heart hurt, so anything about the bond between them would be awesome! Or an elaboration on any of the canon periods - how did Elef organize the slave rebellion? How did Misia relate to the women on Lesbos, or the courtesans? What about Elef as a slave? And let's not forget about Leontius - I'd really enjoy any look at his life as a commander, and his complicated views on life and death. Or, what if he'd found out about Amethystos being his brother before it was too late? Hell, it'd be really cool to see what happens if the prophecy never existed and the three siblings grew up together! Or what if he sees either Elef or Misia as slaves and for some reason decides to free them? (/the fix-it fic of my heart)

Of course, the last track implies that Elef and Misia (or twins like them) are going to be born again. I'd love to see your take on what happens with that story!

Moira is actually the first one of Sound Horizon's albums that I fully listened to, and it's still one of my favourites. The English translations of the lyrics can be found here, under the name Moira, if you need a refresher! As I mentioned in my prompts, I'm endlessly fascinated by the fate and free will aspects of the story. Elef and Misia's entire lives are shaped by this conflict which they never asked for (Thanatos and Moira), and Elef's descent from Elef to Amethystos to Thanatos' vessel is chilling. Plus, this story has plenty of mythological references and really badass music, and both of those things are my jam!

Continuing my theme of sibling relationships, I really love how close Elef and Misia are, and the fact that they spent their entire lives searching for each other only to miss each other by hours breaks my heart. So anything about them would be great. Them as kids, them as a slave and a trainee courtesan, them as adults...What if they had caught up with each other as adults? How would they begin to relate to each other's differences, and to all the ways their pasts and their talents have shaped and changed them.

If you want to write about them individually, that's also cool! Since Moira is only two hours long, there are a lot of blank spots to fill in. If you want to go dark, writing about their experiences right after their parents' death would be interesting. Elef's time spent as a slave was horrifying - he was a kid forced to work hard while coming to terms with his power to see death and being abused, physically and sexually, by people with power over him. Misia, on the other hand, had an easier time of it until the very end, when she was nearly raped by the corrupt priest. Tell me more about this, how this shaped them! Although please be careful how you treat these subjects (for obvious reasons!)

I'd also really love to see an exploration of Misia's relationships with the courtesans, especially compared with her time on Sophia's island. We saw a little bit of some of their interactions with a young Misia, but I'd be totally down with seeing more. How did she get accustomed to them, what did they teach her when they first got her? The way they trained Misia would be really interesting to see. On that note, I'd love to learn more about either of the twins and their mentors! We only got a song each with them, but Sophia and Milos spent very formative years with them (along with being utterly badass). It'd be interesting to see that explored.

For Elef in particular, I'm a sucker for stories of rebellion and revolution, especially lead by increasingly scary/charismatic individuals, so anything with him leading the slave rebellion would be good. Especially if you go into logistical details of him organizing his army, and the way he managed to motivate them. All the interpersonal and military politics! All of them! I'm also a fan of his relationship with Orion, so it'd be cool to see any aspect of it, whether it's them as kids or grown up. When did Elef first see the shadow on Orion, and how did he react?

I haven't talked much about Leontius, but I'm very fond of him too. General worldbuilding things with him would be awesome too - how does he handle being the prince and leader of all these people, especially with the way he struggles over the meaning of war and destiny in general? What was his childhood like? How did he feel about slavery and the slave rebellion secretly, even if he had to fight against it? I mentioned in my prompt that him rescuing Elef and Misia from slavery is the fix-it fic of my heart, so I'd really love to see that, with all the glorious hurt-comfort that entails. (When would they find out about their sibling ties?) Even if it's not really a fix-it fic, since Thanatos would still be looking to groom Elef to be his vessel...

On that note, I've already mentioned that I think canon-divergence AUs would be really awesome here. To expand on that a little, it's because the entire story of Moira is of Thanatos (and Moira?) manipulating Elef and Misia in order to have a grand battle, and their lives are an inevitable trainwreck - and so I'm really fascinated by all the different ways it could have gone. What if Elef got to Misia in time and died instead of her? How does Misia react? Maybe she too tries to lead the slaves' rebellion - or, keeping in mind her background, maybe she does something with the courtesans instead? Or, diverting earlier, what if Elef ended up at Sophia's island and Misia ended up with Melos? How do their world views change? Or, hell, what if their powers were switched? What if Misia could see the shadows of death, and Elef could read the stars? How would that change the story? Or their relationship?

More complete canon divergence would also be their mother not giving up Elef and Misia, and the three siblings growing up together as royalty (that could be really cool!).

All in all, though, anything would be awesome for this fandom! There's so much blank spots due to length constraints that I would be quite happy to get anything for it. :D
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2014-03-03 01:07 am

Dear Rarewomen Writer

Dear Author,

 First of all, I should just let you know how awesome you are for offering one of these fandoms. I didn’t request a lot this year, but the ones I did ask for are all fandoms of my heart! Thank you so much for offering to write for them; I can already tell that I’ll love whatever fic you come up with.

 Secondly, all these prompts are just suggestions! I’d be super pleased with whatever fic you want to write about them. If you have a story that you want to tell, go for it! The more fic these awesome ladies get, the better. In this letter, I go a bit more in-depth on what my prompts are and also generally talk about what I like about these characters/fandoms, so feel free to ignore this letter altogether. I tend to ramble on. Also, at the bottom of each section I put down some ships – feel free to ignore them too!

Likes: Anything family – fluffy, dysfunctional, unorthodox. Characters being genuinely good people. Characters being manipulative, power hungry assholes. Anything that plays with the way the character thinks, including mind control or mutations or other sentient beings talking in their head, and how the characters deal with it. Time travel. Epistolary fics. Worldbuilding. Character studies. Meta. Canon-divergent AUs! Political intrigue! Horror. Humour. Casefic. Crossovers and fusions. Mythology! History! Allusions, complicated situations, characters being badass while emotionally messed up.

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2014-01-21 01:11 am
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A Blazing Glory

Name: A Blazing Glory (on AO3)
Author: perfidiousfate
Fandom: Homestuck
Wordcount: 3570
Warnings: (Canon) animal death, implied (canon) character death
Summary: It's hard, growing up and having vision omnifold. It's hard, and Rose Lalonde understands..
Notes: Written for Ladystuck! This was really fun to write, in terms of experimenting with my writing style. Rose's voice was tricky to get right, but hopefully I did okay.

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2014-01-03 01:28 am

A Winning Hand

Name: A Winning Hand (on AO3)
Fandom: I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak
Wordcount: 5700
Summary: The thing about messages is that they linger long after the messenger had gone.
Notes: Written for Yuletide!

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2013-03-03 01:36 am
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Of Warmth

Name: Of Warmth
Fandom: Red vs Blue
Wordcount: 711
Summary: Junior has a nightmare. What makes a real family, anyways?
Notes: Shameless fluff. Also, #JuniorInS12 is my demand.

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2012-12-22 12:54 pm
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Name: Surrender
Author: perfidiousfate
Fandom: Red vs Blue
Wordcount: 605
Summary: Five times Church gave up, and one time he didn't.

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2012-11-29 12:41 pm
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My Fandom List

I guess this would be helpful?

Some of there are active fandoms (ie I read fanfics for them, seek them out, etc) and some of these are passive. Still, I like them all!

- Hetalia
- Death Note
- Tiger and Bunny
- Matantei Loki Ragnarok (!!!)
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Fairy Tail
- Yu Gi Oh (and,okay, the abridged series)

- Animorphs, Everworld, Remnants by K. A. Applegate
- Harry Potter (watch me be unoriginal)
- Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
- Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
- Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- Heir series by Cinda Williams Chima
- Lots of things by Diana Wynne Jones

- Final Fantasy IV, II, VIII, IX, X
- Metal Gear series

- Avengers
- 21
- District 13 / Banlieu 13

- Les Misérables (also the book)
- Wicked (also the books)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Cabaret

- Red vs Blue
- Supernatural
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
- Scrubs
- How I Met Your Mother

- Sound Horizon (an awesome band that has stories in each of their albums)
- Xiaolin Showdown (awesome cartoon!)
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2012-11-28 01:34 am
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So, hi.

This is me.

I probably won't use this journal much, except possibly comments (and maybe backing up my stuff) but if you stumbled upon this anyway: pleased to see you!

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