Hi, there fellow Yuletider. I'm super happy that someone matched with me and I hope writing a story will be easy and fun for you. :) I tried to come up with some general things and then a few more specific prompts and hopefully some of it makes sense... ^_^; (some parts of this are just copy-pasted from last year's letter...)
TemeraireI would be more than happy to get a story focusing on Laurence’s relationship with Tharkay. I would prefer slash but gen would be okay too. Because the books are mostly from Laurence’s pov it would be awesome if the story you wrote wasn’t.I’m a big fan of ‘what if’ stories so for example what if Tharkay had somehow gone with them to South America. Or what if Tharkay had stayed in Australia and gotten one of the dragons from the eggs? Basically I'd love a story that is a canon au.I also love small character moments. I would love to read something about what Tharkay has been up to while Laurence was in the Americas. Anything about Tharkay and his relationship with Laurence and or Temeraire would be awesome. (I really want Tharkay to have his own dragon! I'm sure a dragon in South America would have adopted him!)Mighty DucksPersonally I was sad how they kept making Adam's role smaller and smaller as the movies went on, so a story focusing on him would be awesome, or a story where I get to see Charlie appreciate Adam for how awesome he is. :D So if you don't want to do slash, a story set during canon would be perfect, where they are just friends. I know it's kind of silly but Adam was my favourite character, so as long as you don't bash him, I will love what you write.
- I would prefer the story to be slash, but pre-slash or friendship fic is fine too
- All ratings are fine, I love some smut in fics, but I will happily read a G rated Yuletide story. If you want to write a story with a rating above PG-13 anything is fine if you avoid writing about heavy kink. (painplay, non-con, anything to do with shit/piss etc)
- I tried to only pick two characters per fandom, in the hopes of making matching easier, but I will love a story that has appearances from other canon characters. (not a must obviously)
- If none of my ideas work for you, don't worry about writing something completely different. I like that kind of surprises and I don't want writing a story for me to feel like a horrible chore.
- Things/tropes that I don't like: abuse, animal harm, wing-fic, always-a-girl trope, mundane AU's, telepathy, unhappy endings --> major character death (but angst is fine, within reason)
- Tropes I especially like: soulbonds, trope inversion A/B/O, friends-to-lovers, pining, mpreg, world building
I would love future fic for this fandom. I want to know what happened to them after they graduated high school? What would they be like as adults? Like did Adam become a NHL player? What if he came back to Minnesota and met with Charlie again. Is Charlie a coach maybe? Does he run that hockey shop?
Of course I would love a slash story about the boys, like maybe they bump into each other and then go on an awkward first date? Or what if they are already together and Adam becomes the first NHL player to come out?You could also write a story set in high school of course. The whole dorm thing etc. :D I don't know if you know this, but high school hockey is a big deal in Minnesota so the really good players are kind of local celebrities already and the college players definitely are well known and followed. So a story set in college would be fun too (Do they play for the Gophers?)Yotsuba &!I'm super interested in the relationship between Koiwai and Jumbo. The series is from a little girl's pov so it's really hard to figure things out. (one of the more obvious things is, what does Koiwai do for a living? Or maybe I've missed something in the canon) aaanyway, my headcanon is that they're dating, so if you also can see that happening I'd love to read something about their relationship.Generation Kill
I've always been a huge Brad/Ray shipper and it always made me sad how rare the pairing was, so shippy fic would be loved. ^_^; They were such an old married couple in the show and the same sort of sentiment is also expressed in the book and I just love their dynamic.
I don't have any specific ideas as to what kind of fic I'd want especially when it comes to setting. post-canon is fine or a fic set during the show is alse great. I wouldn't want an AU where they both work in a bakery though. (fantastical AU's are fine though, like what if they're space-marines? or a story set in the Firefly universe? Or what if they're both members of Starfleet?)Aubrey-Maturin series
I came into this fandom through the movie and I've only read the first two books, so I can't say I'm the most ardent fan, but I really love the characters and their relationship. (again I'd prefer slash but gen is fine too) There was the moment in Post Captain where they were sneaking into Spain and Jack was hurt and then they finally got to Stephen's villa(?) and I was like: Yay! And then the narrative totally skipped over the time they spent there! So a fic set in that time, or some other point in canon that's skipped over would be nice. I don't mind small spoilers if you want to set the fic during one of the later books, so feel free to pick a moment you thought was intriguing.
I really love historical settings in fiction and to have them be in a coffeeshop!AU would kind of ruin it for me (but like steampunk setting or space AU, or Stephen is a vampire/shapeshifter, or Jack is a dragon captain ala Temeraire etc would be more than fine with me.)Washington Capitals RPF
I've always been weirded out how there's no fic about Nick/Sasha. They seem like such an obvious ship to me. I really like the difference between their personalties (introvert/extrovet), how they are so amazing together on the ice etc.
This article is really great http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/capitals/capitals-introvert-nicklas-backstrom-is-the-guy-who-makes-this-team-run/2014/10/10/378c61cc-5087-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html
, so if that inspires you in some way when it comes to team dynamics etc. (I love how they call Nick the dad of the team, does that make Ovie the mom?)