Femslash 16

Sep. 7th, 2016 09:51 pm
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Dear creator, I'm so excited you're making something for me!

I'm mostly going to c/p this from last year since otherwise I'm never going to get this letter done. I do go on a bit, but it's mostly just intended as something to give you ideas, if you'd like to use them. If there's anything you're dying to create for any of these fandoms and character, I'd love to receive it, regardless of how it fits in with the prompts I've provided below.

Please don't feel obliged to read any of this letter if you'd prefer not to!

I don't have any die-hard dislikes - anything fandom-specific will be mentioned there. (Only Star Wars, this year!) In general, I am comfortable with just about anything - including noncon, violence, character death, etc - provided that it is not gratuitous and is warned for up front.

I am also pretty flexible with the things I like. Explicit porn is awesome, G-rated fluff with hand-holding is awesome, angst and bleakness are awesome, happy endings are awesome, humor is awesome, domesticity is awesome! Etc. I like art that tells a bit of a story - even if the story is, these two characters are in frame together and they're not trying to kill each other and, wait, are they holding hands??

A few of my favourite things are banter/humor, adventures, stoic girls with feeeeelings, road trips (slash spaceship trips... actual ship trips... etc), female antiheroes or villains with complex motivations, enemies forced to work together by circumstance, reluctant superheroes or people coming to terms with powers or a destiny that isn't necessarily wanted, found families, unexpected/unconventional happy endings, tragedies that are more-or-less inevitable given the nature of the individuals involved, and worldbuilding, but by no means feel obligated to include any of these things!

For these fandoms, I am not very interested in the kind of AU where characters are in a completely different universe where they are pirates or cowgirls or something. AUs that explore the ramifications of a change to canon (what if character x survived/won the battle/etc instead) are always fascinating to me, however!

If you'd like some general information about me, all my fic is on AO3 here.

If you'd like more detail, I requested:

Star Wars requests: Ahsoka/Padme, Padme/Satine, Ahsoka/Asajj, Ahsoka/Leia, fic, art

Things I am into in the Star Wars universe: awesome ladies, awesome ladies BEING ALIVE, Ahsoka Tano?? Some of these are a bit cracky but BEAR WITH ME!

Quick note first though, mainly for writers: thanks to Clone Wars especially, I am sadly attached to Anakin Skywalker. And while I believe that Anakin and Padme have some serious Issues in their marriage, I still ship them? I am 100% okay with Anakin dying, or with Padme breaking up with him forever after he turns to the Dark Side, or just him being Sir Not Appearing In This Fanfiction... but the kind of headcanon I've seen floating around on tumblr that has Padme never having loved him at all, just faking it all along to try and control him? That makes me incredibly sad, please don't use it. :( The whole point of the tragedy of Star Wars, for me, is that Anakin did have good in him, that things might so easily have gone the other way - so if Anakin is unrelentingly awful from the beginning, there's no real point.


So I've always read Ahsoka as having a bit of a crush on Padme - she's right there with Skyguy in the whole MUST SAVE PADME FROM PROPHETIC DREAMS OF HER DEATH business, and they go on field trips together, and like many people I read Ahsoka as super, super gay. Sadly in canon Padme dies before Ahsoka is old enough to do anything about it, but what if she didn't? So many wonderful possibilities! Rebel!Padme! Padme and Ahsoka reunited after thinking the other one is dead! It turns out Padme is still weak for a pretty, butch Jedi with a lightsaber (or two) and a crush! Etc.

I also loved that Padme and Satine were friends, and I'd love to see more about them - whether that's the beginning of their friendship, stolen moments during the Clone Wars or even an AU where both of them survived through the beginning of the Empire - Rebel Alliance AU? How would that play with Satine's pacifism? I love that they're idealistic political buddies who get to disagree about policy while respecting and supporting each other. I love that they have a shared interest in fabulous outfits. And, goddamn it, I really love the idea of them surviving longer than in canon...

Also, speaking of ladies being alive - I love that Asajj gets a redemption story (sort of), but I want it to stick, dammit! Her parallels/connection with Ahsoka are awesome and I would love, love, love to see more of them together, doing something together in a relationship more complex than pure enemies (though hatesex is good too!) Reluctant enemies-turned-allies is one of my favourite tropes, however you wanted to play it, whether that's Clone Wars era or during the Empire or just the two of them stuck bickering on a random planet together, it's all good.

Finally, Ahsoka/Leia is probably the crackiest pairing I've requested, but I'm not really sorry. I know that, for OT reasons, they could never really interact in canon during the Rebels era - but what if they did? What if the Organas decided that Leia needed some training in the force to make sure she didn't accidentally betray herself in the Senate - who better than Ahsoka to train her? And I feel like the boyslashers shouldn't get all the fun and inappropriate master/student relationships (cough, Anakin/Obi-wan)... so why not Ahsoka/Leia?

ATLA requests: Katara/Azula, Katara/Mai, fic, art

I love this show a lot and have a lot of feelings about it, and a lot of feelings about AWESOME LADIES. Having relationships with each other, ideally!

I feel like Katara/Azula could be taken in so many different directions, all the way from messed up angry hatesex to reluctant allies to older wiser ladies discovering common ground. I love the epic contrasts between them, visually and emotionally - fire versus water, rigid armour versus flowing cloth, manipulation and control versus hope and passion, healer versus killer - but I also love how they sometimes parallel - very powerful and dedicated in their bending, almost prodigies, both of them the little sisters in their families coming to terms with patriarchy and gender roles (albeit in different ways).

Katara/Mai is a bit cracky? But I love the idea of them becoming friends (or ~friends~ haha). Katara needs more lady friends (Mai needs more friends, in general!) and I feel like they might have a lot in common despite it all. They both have no patience with stupid or unpleasant people and share a common interest in looking nice, staying clean, and, when necessary, committing violence. I'd love to see them hanging out as friends (maybe an AU where Mai joined the Gaang much earlier?) - clothes-swapping would give me life! - or just working or relaxing together post-series.

Hunger Games requests: Katniss/Johanna, fic, art

I have a lot of feelings about these ladies, too. I love that they get to have a complex relationship. I love how they move from suspicion to a guarded, prickly friendship where they understand each other maybe too well - I just wish we'd gotten to see more of it in the movies. In the abstract, I love how the arc of Katniss's story is as much about recovering from trauma as it is about conventional action, I just wish it wasn't so painfully heterosexual (and that Peeta didn't bore me completely). I'd be much more interested in something set post-Mockingjay about the two of them - hanging out in the forest being hermits? Starting a farm? Johanna coming to find Katniss in the wilderness, maybe?

Or alternatively something set during the series, some kind of stolen moments in the short time they have. How would the compulsory hetero love story Katniss is forced to play out in the arena and in District 13 play out if it was Johanna she was struggling with secret feelings towards, instead of or as well as Gale? What if Johanna came along on the attack on the Capitol? Etc.

PotC requests: Calypso/Elizabeth, fic, art

I have complicated feelings about this franchise - so many things I love, so many things that are grossly racist - but mainly I loved the ladies, and I'm still fascinated by how dark and mythic the series became by the third movie.

I feel like there's so many possibilities for Calypso|Tia Dalma and Elizabeth, whether it involves Tia Dalma as a mortal woman (who may or may not know that she's a goddess), or Calypso after she's freed - how would centuries of mortality have changed her? How does she feel about Elizabeth being mistaken for her, or playing out her story again with Will? What does being a pirate lord mean now that Calypso is free? I'm pretty good with something dark, here, if that's where you wanted to go - quite apart from anything else, I can see Calypso wanting revenge on the pirate lords, even if the current lords aren't the ones who bound her. What if she decides the pirate lords will serve her now?

Or, if you wanted to go with Tia Dalma - how much does she know, how much does she remember? How much does Elizabeth pick up on? We don't really see them interact much, but the idea of the two of them together fascinates me. Fighting together? Sleeping together? Doing something dark and magical that Elizabeth doesn't really understand together?

Thank you again!! ♥ I'm really excited to see what you make!


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