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Dear author, I'm so excited you're writing something for me!

I don't have any die-hard dislikes - anything fandom-specific will be mentioned there. In general, I am comfortable with just about anything - including noncon, violence, character death, etc - provided that it 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.

A few of my favourite things are banter/humor, adventures, stoic girls with feeeeelings, road trips (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 more detail, I requested:

Rebecca requests (spoilers ahead): Narrator/Rebecca, Narrator/Mrs Danvers, fic

With impeccable timing, I recently finished my first re-read of Rebecca in about ten years. I'd forgotten how awesomely creepy and atmospheric it is, but also, holy hell, how GAY it is, all that delicious subtextual early-twentieth-century-literature homoeroticism. I love that Rebecca is kind of evil and gives no fucks... but also I love how unreliable the narrator really is about her. Particularly looking back from the current era, it's very very easy to read the 'unspeakable, dreadful' things Rebecca does as her being, well, queer. I could just as easily believe that the only crime she committed was not being the 'proper' wife Maxim wanted, and the suicide-by-jealous-husband was in fact a straight-up murder. If you want to go old-school-feminist, Maxim is evil, kill all men style with this, I am all for it!

For Narrator/Rebecca, I absolutely love the narrator's creepy, all-encompassing obsession with Rebecca, and how close to her obsessive feelings for her husband it really is. The way the narrator is constantly comparing herself to a boy, as opposed to a 'real' woman like Rebecca, is particularly fascinating to me! I would love to see something explicitly supernatural with them - Rebecca, back from the dead and out for your women! Haunting the narrator, anywhere on the spectrum to creepy-hot-wrong to genuinely romantic. Or alternatively, what about the AU where it's Rebecca who finds the narrator in Monte Carlo?

For Narrator/Mrs Danvers, their creepy tension definitely could be sexual, and I'd love to see that made explicit, whether as a continuation of their violent and antagonistic relationship as per canon (attempted murder now complete with dubconny sex?) or them finding common ground somehow, either in an AU scenario where Maxim ends up evil or something post canon.

Just as a note, I haven't requested Rebecca/Mrs Danvers, not because I don't like it or don't believe it happened, but because if I had to choose I always go for the rarer pairings that haven't really been done as much (even if there are only a tiny handful of Rebecca fics out there, sob sob). But if you want to include it as background in your story GO FOR IT!

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

Things I am into in the Star Wars universe: awesome ladies, awesome ladies BEING ALIVE, Ahsoka Tano??

Quick note: thanks to the Clone Wars series, 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, it kind of ruins not only his own arc but one of the major themes of the series for me, and I will get sad. If you don't want to write him as anything other than totally evil, I'd prefer if you just didn't mention him at all?


So I've always read Ahsoka as having a bit of a crush on Padme - like Anakin, she gets very dramatic about the Prophetic Dreams Of Padme's Death she must save Padme from (she's SO MUCH more successful than Anakin at said rescue, oh my god), 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've already received some lovely Padme/Satine for a previous exchange but honestly I can never have enough. I love their friendship and I'd love to see more about them, from any period. How did they meet? Was Padme still Queen? Were there political shenanigans - maybe Mandalore (after its recent experience with civil war) jumped in to help Naboo with its reconstruction? But also I feel like there was a lot more to their Clone Wars era friendship than what we saw on the show - I'd love to see more stolen moments between them! 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 is 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. Rebel Alliance members, bounty hunters - even a role reversal AU? So many possibilities!

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

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. Or an AU - what if Azula was the one with the banishment-redemption arc, instead of Zuko? I love the epic contrasts between them - fire versus water, 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 a reluctant allies story where they have to work together for ~reasons, or a gradually developing friendship/romance as they discover common ground, set post-canon or in an AU - maybe Mai joined the Gaang earlier?

Harry Potter requests: Hermione/Pansy, Narcissa/Lily, fic

Another fandom with lots of awesome lady feelings! I've always loved a good antagonistic ship - two people on opposite sides of a conflict who discover common ground and develop a relationship - which really fits both of these. Hatesex optional, but always welcome!

For Hermione and Pansy, I'd be interested in something during canon - letting off steam during difficult times - or postcanon, Hermione and Pansy having to interact again during a Seventh Year at Hogwarts or in the workplace. (Or at whatever equivalent of university wizards have, I haven't kept up with Pottermore.) A redemption arc for Pansy would be nice, whatever form that takes! An AU where Pansy rejects her family background earlier could also be interesting. I'm always into post-series stories where the characters have to come to terms with growing up, becoming adults, and dealing with their past childhood/teenage traumas, anywhere you wanted to go with that would be great.

I like to think that Snape wasn't Lily's only Slytherin friend, at least not early in her time at Hogwarts. I love the tragedy of two friends ending up on opposite sides of a war, or moments of connection between two enemies who know it can't last. But I'd also be interested in AUs, all the AUs - Lily lives AU! Narcissa chooses the rebel side of the family (maybe after finding out what really happened to Regulus?) and ends up working for the Order with Lily! So many awesome possibilities.

Thank you so much for writing for me!


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