As said before, I’ve a taste for all genres, but I do love seeing certain aspects, such as character introspection, background exploration, worldbuilding (very much so!) and fics that delve into the bonds between characters. I’m also open to the idea of different AU settings; not just modern (although I am not a fan of the high-school setting) but also for something dark, fantastical, or sci-fi related. I also like seeing experimental stuff in fiction, and am absolutely giddy when I see unique styles being employed. I am genuinely interested in crossovers as well, as I will specify in certain prompts.
For some of my fandoms, seeing character bonds is a very big thing for me; whether it be romantic, tragic, of deep friendship or familial. While some prompts I’m detailing will have ship material, these are not absolutely necessary in the story that you write. If you would rather a ship pairing be more platonic, go for it!
For my dislikes, I just generally would like no character bashing. I’m all for smut, though these will only be certain ships/fandoms. And for smut, I’m generally very vanilla when it comes to kinks – so I will not be in favor of heavy BDSM, non-con (except for one prompt), and gore (…also except for one prompt). For certain writing styles, I am still fine with all versions. My only nitpick is for certain 2nd POV, where the reader is a character (as in reader-insert). If the POV is for a style, for a character already in canon, or anything else, I will be fine with it.
Fandom: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Characters: Daniel, Justine Florbelle
This game is still one of my favorite horror-types out there. The atmosphere, the style, and the hints of character motivations we get as we progress through the game has very much stayed with me. The DLC included was a great extra to the game, and I’ve been wanting to see that one explored more for quite a while.
One idea that’s been occupying my brain for years is Daniel interacting with Justine. Going by the game’s timeline, it is very possible for these two to meet. One specific prompt I have is for an older Daniel, who’s escaped Brennenburg, to have met up with Justine in France, once he’s become a lead in his Archeology field. I’m very interested in seeing these two in a bad/wrong ship, with both of their grievous sins coming to a head. (Justine seems perfectly fine with what she’s done, while Daniel is wracked by guilt, enough for self-induced amnesia). I’d love to see them relate to one another, and see where their darkness goes. Considering the subject of this game, I am more open to concepts of torture or non-con, or just any general terribleness. You are also free to portray them as platonic just as well! Just for this request, I’d like fluff/happiness to be as minimal as possible – as this is a canon where I see very little of that.
Super optional request!: I am also open to crossovers for other Frictional games. Both Penumbra and SOMA have very similar elements and protagonists, and either through weird magic or just general past/present explanations, I’d love to see a story where these canons intersect.
Fandom: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Characters: Mipha, Link, Revali, Urobosa
Been a fan of Legend of Zelda for many years and this new addition didn’t disappoint. However, I really wanted to learn more about the characters, and so I’m hoping for some more in-depth backstory characters such as Mipha, especially in regards to her relationship with Link. It seems they grew up together, so how did that mesh with their different ways of life? Did Link live with the Zora? How did their relationship to each other change once he became Zelda’s knight? Can definitely be written as a ship, and am also intrigued with a smut-leaning if you want to go in that direction.
I would also love to see more into earlier beginnings with Revali, and Daruk, and Urbosa. Including Mipha, I’d like to see how all these great heroes of their peoples worked together, and if there was any general misunderstandings or difficulties, and how they overcame them. An exploration into their deaths is also something intriguing. Of course, you can just mix and match which characters can interact as well! (I could not fit in Daruk as a requested character, so feel free to skip him if you'd like). I’d also be ecstatic to see a bit more worldbuilding explored for this canon – it was amazing to see that in the game, and having more details to just see the world and history that connects with previous LoZ canons would be great to read and learn about.
Fandom: American Gods (TV show)
Characters: Mr. Wednesday, Essie MacGowan, Mad Sweeney
The show has done such a unique job of representing many of the god characters, both old and new, and some of their backstories as well. I’d love to see someone’s take on Mr. Wednesday, perhaps more from when he was first brought to America and his general perception of it, as well as his own initial interactions with other gods/deities, such as Easter or Mad Sweeney, and how he came to be how he is. Any expansions on mythology and the like, general talk about different pantheons and religions, and utilizing the god characters as perhaps as just a concept for something else – I am very open to various interpretations of the show and all the characters.
For something perhaps a bit more grounded, a look into Essie MacGowan and Mad Sweeney is also ideal. I wanted more interactions between them, and maybe something like that could be alluded to in their past together, or a more introspective look into Mad Sweeney’s connection to her. Can be romantic, platonic, or somewhere in between!
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter! All of the above prompts are just suggestions to help get you started. If you still have an altogether different idea that doesn’t venture into my dislikes, please go for it! And feel free to leave a comment if anything is confusing or needs some clarification. (You can also send me an ask on my tumblr at http://likes-words-and-shrimp.tumblr.com/ ). Thanks again and see you on Christmas!