|Dear NPT Author Letter
||[Apr. 28th, 2015|10:46 pm]
Dear NPT Author,
Firstly, I would like to say thank you for the time and effort that you are willing to put into making my gift :) I’m very excited for this fest and I hope you find this letter to be at least somewhat helpful/inspiring. I’ve included my general likes and dislikes as well as specific preferences and prompts for each fandom I’ve requested.
-I have a special affinity for slash and gen relationships but het and fem are good too. I’ve specified preferences for each character set requested below, but totally not fussed about the “type” of background relationships/pairings you include.
-All ratings up to R.
-A focus on the romantic/emotional aspect of a relationship and some semblance of a plot/point rather than just sex.
-Love-triangles, complicated relationship dynamics, relationships that take some effort/time to work, loving each other but because [insert reasons here] not always being able to be together/communicate those feelings, etc in this vain.
-UST. Eventually resolved is probably better than not, however, not a must-have.
-Conversely from the above – romantic partners who just can’t help but adore each other.
-Threesomes/moresomes and polyamory.
-Incest (unless specifically asked for or canon).
-Parings with large age disparity (over 15 years) unless specifically asked for.
-Pedophilia (please keep minors in sexual relationships with adults 16 and over; if both partners are teens 14-15 is ok if treated appropriately).
-NC-17 and PWPs
-BDSM, omegaverse, and most kink. (NOT included in this: foreplay; bantery/lighthearted roleplay for the purposes of foreplay; preferences for a certain sexual position, fascination with a partner’s physical trait, such as, e.g., preferring redheads or virgins or younger partners or being fascinated by someone’s shoulders; rough/aggressive/desperate sex or outside-of-bedroom inequalities that transfer into the bedroom, even though there may be pining down of wrists or some other element that could be considered a kink or part of BDSM.)
-Foot fetishes (I know I said liking specific body parts is fine, but ah, feet are the exception).
-Humiliation (both sexual and not)
-Non-con/rape (dub-con that leans toward/ends up as consensual is ok).
-Mpreg; cross-dressing; genderbending/genderswap.
Genres/Themes (and such):
-Angst, drama. (Generally, I’m ok with dark!fic too, but please don’t try to use this as a challenge to see how many angst/dark tropes you can fit into a single fic. I enjoy dark themes and things like character death don’t bother me, but if it feels like it’s just a marathon of horrible things happening with no light anywhere to be seen…that might be a little too intense for me.)
-Humor is fun too, but I like it more as an element in the story rather than a story that sets out to be funny first and foremost.
-Hurt/comfort (especially of the m/m variety, including both slash and gen).
-Fluff, banter, cuddling/snuggling, adorable!fic.
-Friendship, family, platonic love; themes of loyalty.
-Well-rounded characters, characters with emotions/sympathetic motives; the “other side of the story”.
-Radical AUs that subvert the universe (eg: genderswaping the cast, setting a modern fandom as a fairytale, turning a historical fandom all Sifi, etc. This includes stuff like A/B/O and inserting magic/supernatural elements into a non-magic/supernatural universe).
-Character bashing; intentional OOCness.
-Humiliation; any sort of glorification of bullying, or bullying being excused/condoned in the narrative (this includes things like victim blaming, etc).
-Narrative implications that “sex = love” or that romantic partners HAVE to have sex to have a “valid” relationship or to be “really” in love with each other.
Spartacus Series (TV)
Characters Requested: Tiberius/Sabinus
I was rather disappointed with what the show did with Tiberius’ character after Ep 4, especially since I’d thought they finally decided to round out their antagonists a little more. So, characterization wise, I’d definitely prefer a story that sticks more to his early characterization, ie: the eager, slightly temperamental teenager who just wants to make his dad proud. Thankfully, Sabinus got to stay awesome and honorable until the very end.
I loved these two together. I’m definitely looking for shipfic. More or less anything that explores their friendship/relationship would be awesome. I am especially all about the loyalty kink with this pairing as well as hurt/comfort. A missing scene between that disaster of an attack on Spartacus and when we see them next in the tent the next day(?). Or a missing scene the night before decimation. Or, for an AU, what if that whole decimation thing is stopped somehow and Sabinus never dies. Would he be able to guide Tiberius away from disaster/doom? But honestly, we get so much darkness with these two in canon that I’d probably prefer something more fluff oriented. Even if it’s hurt/comfort – larger accent on the comfort part :)
(I’d be fine with all of this in gen form, too. But I just thought I’d point out that I’d prefer more feelings/kissing rather than less.)
Game of Thrones and/or A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters Requested: Jaime, Tyrion
I’m all caught up on both the show and the books, so no way you could spoil me here! This is basically the same request so I’m putting it under one heading. I imagine, however, it will come out somewhat differently depending on what canon you’re relying on. (Like, ASOIAF has more backstory details to latch onto; no big fall out between Jaime and Tyrion before the latter goes to Essos in GoT.)
So I just want some brothers!fluff. I know we don’t get much of this – they’re both really snarky – but these two DO 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. For ASOIAF-based fic, I would love a post-everything reconciliation and hugs. Actually, GoT-verse as well, since Jaime is not happy with Tyrion at all right now for killing Tywin. (In case the show kills Jaime this season/before the exchange is over, just pretend it didn’t happen if you’re write future!fic. I’ll be in denial anyway.)
Random prompts: Childhood (mis)adventures. Looking out for each/having each other’s back. Hurt/comfort after one of them has to go through something especially trying. One time/various times Jaime stood up to Cersei to protect Tyrion. What happens “after everything”? (Note: I really-really need both Tyrion and Jaime to be ok in the end, even if just in fic. Daenerys not being in power is a big bonus but not a must-have.)
Please no incest, except for the canon Jaime/Cersei.