thecolourclear: (doctor who: worst rescue ever)
2017-09-17 04:09 pm

Trick or Treat 2017

I've requested fanfic for all, but Tricks and Treats switch. My general likes and dislikes shift depending on the fandom. I might like fast-paced dialogue heavy fic in one (The West Wing) but abhor it in another (His Dark Materials). I make prompt-specific exceptions for non-con. Please keep that in mind for the below prompts:

Doctor Who: Donna, The Silence
ToT: Trick

Donna is a character I have a complicated history with. I loathed her when she aired, but still agreed that she got a terrible ending that erased her entire character arc. On reruns I've come around to her, probably because I know what's coming and that colors how I look at her season. Martha's still my favorite companion, but Donna's now a pretty close second. The Silence are my favorite villains (it was the angels before they were completely ruined) and the first episode with them was superb. Somehow Donna and the Silence have always gone together in my mind, and I'd love to see something explored with that ... something deep and dark and totally smutty. Donna takes on the Silence, but the Silence take Donna ---> literally no holds barred to this prompt. No DNW. Non-con, character death, blood and gore, it's all okay.

IF THAT IS NOT YOUR CUP OF TEA, DO NOT PANIC. Donna is lovely and the Silence are terrifying, so my likes below should help you out - I will love whatever you write!

-shadows that go bump in the night
-literally taking place during Halloween
-fearless Donna
-brave Donna
-Donna doesn't need the Doctor
-characters in costume
-things in costumes (or not) that are definitely not human
-the Silence love stealing candy from children during Halloween
-the Silence are the monsters in the dark
-the Silence just need a night to relax
-the Silence play pranks on each other
-nobody coming to the rescue
-alternatively, the worst rescue ever

Good Omens - War, Pepper
ToT: Trick or Treat

Pepper and War are my two favorite non-main characters. I'd love to see them together, in some fashion, but if not the likes below should apply to both of them! I adore the Martin Jarvis audiobook and will probably read this with his voice in my head (if that helps with getting into the characters). For this, I really dislike common understanding amongst enemies (except A/C) or sympathy for the enemy, etc. And as that relates to Pepper and War, I don't want either of them taking pity on them who isn't already on their side. Pepper 'playing' War during a sex rp with a partner would be fun to see (Pepper into BDSM of all/any sorts would be great). War as a constant ravager, even when she's trying not to be, also good. War knowing exactly what she's doing and reveling in it, also good.

I love how the novel breaks the 4th wall, and would love it incorporated in some way.

General likes:
-unhappy endings
-standalone scenes with no ties to larger plot
-stymied plots due to the actions of an unrelated character (butterfly affect)
-angels as ghosts, demons as ghosts, everyone's a ghost
-finding things in common with your enemy
-but they're still you're enemy
-and you're definitely still out to get them
-captured damsels who are not in distress and very crass about rescue attempts
-captured damsels who ARE in distress but think they have a way out of it (they don't)
-accidentally summoning of either Horsemen or the Spawn of Satan
-characters appearing in non-humanoid form
-sex scenes gone so very wrong
-any sex scene limited to handcuffs, blindfolds, whipped cream, and/or vibrators
-Breaking of the 4th wall

-AU of any kind
-character death (War can have temporary character death) (unless they're all dead, then no death-like incapacitating actions)
-characters coming to some 'understand the enemy and have compassion' moments
-please no War and Pepper as a couple (though feel free to ship them with literally anyone else)
-underage (Pepper only)
-any kink other than outlined in the likes
-Crowley and Aziraphale (except in passing or to offer up some sidebar commentary/narration) (actually the two of them arguing about how a story happened would likely be hilarious and if you want to do it, go for it, but the point is I don't want them IN the story with Pepper and/or War)

Saga - Petrichor
Tot: Treat

I really would like to see Petrichor gets some lovin' (robot prince or otherwise). Poor girl deserves it. I would like the basic theme of canon kept in place (no AU plot deviations), but don't worry about fitting it into the canon timeline.

General Likes:
-Happy endings
-a story that doesn't take itself too seriously
-characters in costume
-mistaken identities*
-Petrichor acting sweet around Hazel
-Petrichor snarking the hell off everyone but Hazel
-Petrichor grumbling about how much she hates something but she gives in and finds she actual is enjoying herself
-Anything set inside the treeship
-crazy plot with supernatural elements (maybe they pass by a planet and there are ghosts, or they land and things are covered in mist and basically the start of every horror movie ever)

-Character death
-transphobic comments/characters
-*non-con (for the purposes of 'mistaken identities' you can assume that the sex is consensual across identities), blood-play, race play (as it would apply to the comic)

Finally, I read this serially, so feel free to incorporate anything character-wise we learn into this. Unless Petrichor dies and then just pretend that never ever happened and let me live my life in peaceful denial.

The Decoy Bride - any
ToT: Treat

I adore this movie. I'm not sure how I first found it to watch, but it's amazing and in my permanent Netflix queue. You could pick any of the characters and do anything with them (including ship them with anyone, even unhappily) and I would be happy. I would like it set on the island.

General likes for this:
-unreliable narrator (I feel this has to be a given)
-plot twists happening due to geography and/or weather
-ambiguous endings
-the haunted toilet really being haunted
-other things haunted that are not the toilet and manifest in unusual ways
-the characters falling befoul of some ancient law on the island
-said law having supernatural roots
-said supernatural roots then manifesting
-especially zombies
-a lack of supplies on the island making life difficult
-interrupted sex scenes (especially if supernatural elements cause it) (or if said sex act triggers the ancient law)

-major character death (temporary character death is okay)
-graphic depictions of violence (blood, gore, etc)
thecolourclear: 'all men have the stars' text on a close up of the cover of the book (lpp: all men have the stars)
2010-12-31 11:20 pm
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First Imma highlight the fics I got that I liked. )

Now onto what I wrote!

First my mainfic.

A Brief History of the Witches and Their Culture (8068 words)
Fandom: His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Characters: Serafina Pekkala, Kaisa, Ruta Skadi, Farder Coram, Lord Asriel, Sergi

A series of events that explore the history and culture of the Lapland and Latvian Witch Clans. It's very etymology-dense, so there is a companion etymology guide that can be found here

I laboured so intensely on this fic. And Neb was my beta and I seriously couldn't have done it without her. I did mountains of etymology research, and picking out just the right name [aside: neb, if I drove you crazy with that, I'm sorry], followed by writing this story, which I called my 'dead carp' story because there were times when I was frustrated with it and it wasn't a pretty minnow or koi fic that was going to get ninemillion comments, and it was looong, and people don't read longfics, especially ones that start off and rely heavily on original characters. All of my fears went out the window when the recipient not only loved the fic, but loved the etymology guide that I made just for the fic as well. It is also the first fic in the AO3 archive to feature Ruta Skadi. Of all the HDM prompts I could have been assigned, I am very pleased I was assigned this one.

Followed by all the pinch-hits/gifts:

Lilo All Growed Up (164 words)
Fandom: Lilo & Stitch (2002)
A drabbleish for spoke because Lilo and Stitch cannot help but be awesome, and spoke totes understands this.

Intrepid Journalist Rachel Maddow Meets A Very Modern [And Political] Sleeping Beauty (1671 words)
Fandom: Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms, Pundit RPF
Characters: Rachel Maddow, Princess Aurora, Narrator, Sleeping Beauty aka Briar Rose

In Far Far Away, the Princess goes missing and Rachel Maddow investigates. A modern take on Sleeping Beauty, with a few ... twists. The first twist being Rachel Maddow.

It's whimsical and awesome. :D

A Trans Look At A Moz Song (1046 words)
Fandom: Swords (Morrissey Album), Morrissey (Musician)
Characters: the good looking man about town, Narrator

When you go home at night, and peel back your layers, what is underneath? Is your flesh a reflection of your layers? I wish I could gaze on it, I wish I could wear it as my own. I wish I could lie with it, with you, that we could both be men about town.

For raedbard. <3 you, nothing more, nothing less.

Hashtag (1207 words)
Fandom: Webcomics (Creators) RPF
Rating: Mature
Characters: Joey Comeau, Emily Horne, Ryan North

An innocent twitter #hashtag sets of a sequence of events that leads to quite the interesting party.

So, this was a pinch-hit that five hours later hadn't been claimed. And I looked it over, realised I read A Softer World, and figured I'd give it a go. And thus this fic was born. [Also? I believe this is the first time I've ever done RPS. And the person who betaed this for me *knows* the people involved. It was a level of odd I'm not sure I want to do again - unless someone knows TWW cast. And then I will be a puddle of squee and unable to do anything].

Joshua Donovan Does 'Secret Santa' (1075 words)
Fandom: Warehouse 13
Characters: Artie Nielsen, Joshua Donovan, Claudia Donovan

Joshua talks us though the events of 2.13 - Secret Santa

You have to have seen the episode to really understand what's happening in this fic, since it's the episode as told through Joshua's pov.
thecolourclear: Lyra running down the street- movie still (hdm: run lyra)
2010-11-24 06:12 pm

yuletide letter.

Hokay. I wasn't going to do this, but several people have talked me into this [okay, and a shiny spreadsheet].

Hi Author!

I don't want to box you in, which is why I've avoided writing a letter thus far. But really, when I say 'write me a story' that is pretty much all I mean, save for a few details.

Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird - Wallace Stevens
Man, Woman, Blackbird
Tell me a story! No incest/non/dub-con.

CROSSOVER OPTION: Emily Dickenson's Hope is the thing with feathers. I mean, c'mon. There's no reason why the little bird that sings the tune without the words *can't* be the blackbird.

Oedipus Cycle - Sophocles
Laius, Oedipus
Tell me a story! No non/dub con, please. Incest kinda comes with the territory, though I'd rather you didn't.

Le Petit Prince
The Fox, The Prince
à cause de la couleur du blé' is the saddest line I have ever read.

And yet ...
'Quand je pense à tous les livres qu’il me reste à lire, j’ai la certitude d’être encore heureux.' Jules Renard

His Dark Materials
Iorek Byrnison, Serafina Pekkala, Xaphania
What comes after?

I'd like Lyra's efforts - if any - to be of as little focus as possible, and focus instead on these other 'major' characters.

No non/dub con, incest, la la, all that jazz, please.