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Dear NPT Author letter [May. 4th, 2012|04:01 am]
alley_skywalker
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Dear NPT Author,

First! Thank you for writing for me. This is very exciting and I hope you will find something helpful/inspiring in this letter :)


GENERAL STUFF

Parings/Sex/Ratings:
I love slash and gen. I also like het. For these fandoms I would prefer to not have femslash although if there is some femslash paring you’re really inclined to put in the background I won’t get squicked or anything. I love love-triangles but not so much threesomes and/or polyamory. I’d also prefer to not have incest and parings with large age disparity (over 15 yrs) unless specifically stated otherwise. I don’t like pedophilia and I would prefer that all characters involved in sexual situations/relationships be 16 or older.

I’m comfortable with all ratings up to R. PWP just isn’t my thing though; I would prefer a focus on the romantic/emotional aspect of a relationship and some semblance of a plot/point. I don’t care much for BDSM and heavy kink (scat, watersports, bloodplay, necro, etc). I don’t really mind dub-con but not non-com/rape. MPreg, cross-dressing, and genderbending/genderswap are turn offs. As is bestiality.

Genres/Themes (and such):
I love angst! I LOVE hurt/comfort. Especially of the m/m (slash or gen) variety ;) Fluff and mush are lovely. Cuddling/snuggling and adorable!fic are great too.
I also don’t mind things like Dark!fic and character death.
Humor is fine too. Give me adorable banter or – where appropriate – family and/or friendship fic and I’m sure you’ll put a smile on my face :) However, I’m not the biggest fan of crack!fic/parody. AUs of the “what if” variety are fine but I’m not so much a fan of radical AUs that subvert the universe (genderswaping the cast, setting a modern fandom as a fairytale, turning a historical fandom all Sifi, etc).

I like well-rounded characters. Give me characters that have motives and feeling and don’t look like a stereotype cardboard cut-out. I also realize that characterization is fairly up to interpretation but just don’t give me something obviously intentionally out of characters. PLEASE don’t bash any of my requested characters. (I don’t see why anyone who offered to write a character would but just in case :)

SPECIFIC FANDOMS


Sherlock (BBC)
Requested Characters: Sherlock, Mycroft

I want brothers!fic. I don’t really care if this is them as adults or as children or teens, I just want the Holmes boys being awesome and caring about each other. Sure, they’ve got their sibling rivalry thing going on – which can lead to some awesome/amusing banter and squabbling and stuff – but in the end, I think, they really care a lot for each other. I can totally see Mycroft as the overprotective older brother, maybe defending Sherlock from bullies at school, maybe from an abusive parent (father?), maybe just life in general. I can also see this coming from Sherlock’s side except he is much more subtle about it/wants to pretend he doesn’t really care as much as he does. Basically, hurt/comfort would be awesome, happy fluff would be great too.

Another thing I would love to see is Sherlock and Mycroft taking down Moriarty and co. Maybe Moriarty survived TRF too and Mycroft (and Sherlock) go after him. Seriously, I’d be ALL for Moriarty bashing if you like. I’d love to see the boys bring down his evil empire.

I’m a Johnlock and Mystrade shipper so feel free to include those if you’d like. No incest please, as stated above in the General section.

Game of Thrones
Requested Characters: Jaime, Tyrion

So. I haven’t actually read the books but I’ve read all the Jaime spoilers so if you’ve read the books, don’t worry about censoring spoilers, I don’t care, I’ve probably already read that spoiler anyways, at least just about everything that has to do with Jaime and a lot of Tyrion stuff too. Um, so I just want some brothers!fluff. I know you don’t get this in the show much, but from what I’ve read, these two seem to be quite close/fond of one another. So, I want to see brotherly fluff and maybe hurt/comfort of some sort. Their typical snark/banter is welcome of course, but I don’t want this to be dark!fic, at least as far as their relationship goes. No incest please, aside from the canon Jaime/Cersei.

Queer as Folk (US)
Requested Characters: Brian/Michael

I’ll say of the bat, if you can’t ship them, that’s cool, I’ll take friendship fic but PLEASE set it before Justin and Ben come around. Otherwise, I would love a Brian/Michael. That was always the ship that seemed most natural to me here. You don’t have to bash Justin or anything, but if he and Brian break up, I don’t want that whole “Justin leaves, Brian is sad” trope. I’d rather Brian do the leaving. I’m not picky about when this is set – pre-canon, canon, post-canon. I just want these two finally being together and happy – I feel they have such wonderful chemistry. 

LOST
Requested Characters: Sawyer/Kate

SKATE! God, this was always the ship for me on this show so I hope you can go with that. I mean, if you can’t, gen is totally ok. The only thing I ask is that Jack/Kate and Sawyer/Juliet not be large parts of the fic unless there’s a Sawyer/Kate ending. I would love something set post-show but I kinda also have this floating around in my head: Kate missing Sawyer while she’s off the island. She’s comfortable with Jack but it’s just not the same and she’s not as happy as she should be. Ohh or a hurt/comfort thing of some sort? Like in 2.8 or 2.9, I can’t remember which one it was when Jin, Michael and Sawyer come back to the camp and Sawyer had been shot (in the scene where Walt is taken) and Kate like takes care of him. Sorry, lol, I haven’t watched the show in a while and there are a lot of episodes :) Basically, I want Skate – sexy, sweet, mushy, angsty, however you like :)


Thank you for writing for me!
~Alley

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