Whoever and wherever you are... First of all, thank you! Whatever you do, I can't wait to see it. <3
When it comes to saying what I like to read, I have a little trouble putting it into words. I am open to all kinds of stories, moods, and prose styles (or if the muse moved you, blank verse, Norse epics, or any other kind of poetry).
The thing I like most about fanfiction is finding out what the author thinks is important, interesting, or unexplored about the canon of the original work -- something that makes you want to go to a friend and say, "What if this happened?" or "What do you think is going on with this character?" and end up having the kind of discussion that makes everyone in some coffeehouse look at you funny while you and said friend bury the table with notes scratched on napkins. My favorite plots are the one that develop from the author's pet curiosities, which is why I've tried to be as open-ended and general as possible in my request details for each work. I will also try to include some specifics. They're there if you want to use them, but please ignore them if you'd prefer. Whatever draws you to these characters or this relationship dynamic, whatever makes it so interesting and close to you that you chose to put it on your Offers list -- that's what interests me.~ my personal quirks in a little more detail ~
LIKES: I adore characters who can geek out if geeking out is appropriate to the story, whether the topic is traditionally geeky or no. Seeing characters who have lives and relationships outside of their love affairs makes my day (friends are an important part of a healthy romance!). I often enjoy vignettes, but stories that have a beginning, middle, and end that follow the development and resolution of some struggle (internal, external, against friends, self, or foes, no barbarian overlord to big, no stubborn cake recipe too small) will always be my true love.
In terms of personal pronouns and gender identities, I tend to go with canon presentations. However, if you have a headcanon for any character that differs from the "official" one, please go with your heart! I really do want to see these characters through your eyes.
DISLIKES: Soul-crushing no-win scenarios. Characters don't have to win and be constantly healthy and happy to make *me* happy, but if they lose or break, they should do so with dignity. I'm big on the indomitability of the human spirit despite our moments of weakness and all that jazz.
And I guess I'm not really an NC-17 person. I do regularly read and write stories with porn or enjoy hot pictures, so this is not a sex ban, as it were. But I'd really like *stories* foremost. Sex in itself isn't a DQ (or a must-have -- it's as optional as pancakes), and I wouldn't be squicked by characters engaging in (consensual) bondage, but if you happen to decide that the story you want to tell ought to include sex, please remember that the characters are what I'm interested in, not really the porn. And I prefer no xeno anything.
My dealbreaker trigger issues are: mental health problems, especially clinical-level crippling anxiety, self-doubt, and overbearing feelings of worthlessness; incest; graphic depictions of physical trauma or mutilation; any kind of rape; abuse of persons or creatures. In case it's not clear, please no A/B/O.
And I think that's that. Once again, thank you! May your muses be kind!
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