First of all, thank you so much for being my writer! I'm going to ramble on a bit generally (probably a lot, actually), then try and write something about why I like these fandoms, and give some ideas I've had about possible stories, but feel free to ignore any or all of it if it's not helpful.
The general stuff...
I really need happy endings. A little angst on the way there is fine, though.
I usually like characters to be friends (or at least frenemies!). I like to see the progression of a friendship/relationship between newly-met characters who grow to like and trust each other over time, and eventually would do just about anything for each other, especially when their friendship is somewhat unexpected. How do established friendships/relationships deal with daily life, how do they solve conflicts, how do they support and comfort each other when things don't go too well?
I'm particularly partial to humour in my fic. I like characters with a shared sense of humour, especially when used to express affection by people who aren't comfortable discussing 'feelings'. A story absolutely doesn’t have to be funny for me to like it, though: I like angst, arguments, and heartache in small doses, as long as there’s a happy ending.
I love epistolary fic – not necessarily just in the form of actual handwritten letters or diaries; in a modern setting voicemail, emails, texts, blog posts, message board transcripts, Facebook or Twitter posts will work, in any combination.
I enjoy both plot- and character-driven stories. Plots that show off character are perfect – the best of both worlds! I like stories that span an hour and stories that span years. Back story, missing scene fic, prequels, sequels, the same scene from different perspectives, fix-its, canon divergence will be loved. I love ‘five things’ type fics that show off significant moments in characters' lives. I love short fics, long fics, and anything else that takes your fancy.
Feel free to include characters that I didn't specifically ask for if they fit your story, but I'd prefer my requested character(s) to be the focus of the story.
I love crossovers (both sneaky and overt) and fusions where one set of characters are transplanted to another canonical universe. As long as I know the other canon or canons, I will be delighted. Feel free to use any interest in my profile that takes your fancy (or even more than one – the more the merrier); there are plenty to choose from!
My biggest squick to the point of phobia is pregnancy (male or female), and I'm majorly triggered by cruelty to animals.
As I said earlier, I really need a story with a happy ending. Some unhappy elements on the way are fine if the outcome is happy, but nothing extremely dark, please. Other things I don't like include deathfic, torture, abuse, A/B/O and character bashing, kidfic and embarrassment/humiliation.
Not exactly dislikes, but...
I have a bit of a problem with AUs in that the further away an AU gets from canon, the more difficulty I have 'seeing' the characters in my mind's eye. This is especially true if the setting of the AU necessitates tinkering with the characters' names.
Now the specific stuff (these requests are in no particular preference order, BTW).
For the Love of Cars
Philip Glenister/Ant Anstead
I got into this as a result of reading my recipient's Yuletide letter (we'd actually matched on another fandom!) and thought it sounded intriguing. So I decided to watch the first episode on YouTube.... several hours later.... :) To see these two is to love them, while simultaneously busting a gut laughing. Thank you, lamardeuse! It's a reality programme presented by Philip Glenister of 'Life On Mars' fame, and Ant Anstead, who as the blurb on the programme says is 'an internationally renowned car designer' and very easy on the eyes! The two of them are hilarious together, and pretty much slash themselves.
From lamardeuse's tumblr: lamardeuse.tumblr.com/tagged/for-the-
Sample ep: youtu.be/9hT9bq79idM
And an interview with the two of them that has some very slashy moments: youtu.be/W3LiGoY7z5M
(tried to embed these but can't get it to work. Trust me, they're worth the click!)
Since this is a near-totally new fandom for me, anything you want to tell me about these two will be adored – on-screen, behind the scenes or outside work, getting together, first time or established relationhip.
Or perhaps, what happened immediately after the camera switched off in the scene that starts at 1:30 in this video? youtu.be/dT3QQvAQUvE (idek WHY that happened, because it came out of nowhere that I could see in the episode!)
Peter Newkirk/Louis LeBeau
Robert Hogan & Peter Newkirk & Louis LeBeau & James Kinchloe & Andrew Carter
Robert Hogan & Peter Newkirk & Louis LeBeau & James Kinchloe & Wilhelm Klink & Hans Schultz
Wilhelm Klink & Hans Schultz
Robert Hogan/James Kinchloe
Robert Hogan/Peter Newkirk
Robert Hogan/Wilhelm Klink
For the two group & choices, just more about life in Stalag 13, either with Hogan and his men conducting another mission or just their routine daily life (as much as anything can be routine with this shower :D )
For the pairings, how do their positions in the chain of command affect their relationships (eg Newkirk and LeBeau are equals, Hogan and Newkirk or Kinchloe have the commanding officer/subordinate dynamic to deal with, and Hogan and Klink are (supposed to be) enemies)?
And as for Klink and Schultz, what do they have to say to each other when none of the prisoners are around? Do they like each other? Do they talk to each other about camp business only, or about personal things? Could they trust each other enough to be honest about potentially dangerous topics (the war, the gestapo etc)?
I'd rather like Colonel Klink and/or Sergeant Schultz to be aware of what Hogan and his men are up to, either with or without Hogan realizing this.
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III
B.J. Hunnicutt/Charles Emerson Winchester III
Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce/Charles Emerson Winchester III/B.J. Hunnicutt
Sidney Freedman & Father Francis Mulcahy
Sidney Freedman/Father Francis Mulcahy
For the relationships involving Charles, it would be interesting to see how they move from adversaries to lovers.
BJ and Charles always strike me as consummate tricksters, pranksters and con artists who complemented each other perfectly in the episodes where they teamed up. Perhaps they might get together against some serious threat to a member or members of the team, or to the 4077th as a whole, while realising that there could be more to their relationship.
Hawkeye and Charles are both experts at hiding their feelings, albeit in very different ways. Maybe while in the process of needling each other, hints of their true selves might slip out, leading to bonding.
And for the three of them together, any or all of the ideas above!
The combination of Sidney and Mulcahy intrigues me a lot. The two of them are both involved in counseling/comforting others, albeit in different ways, but who can they turn to for support when they're the ones who need the counsel/comfort? I'd like to see the two of them turn to each other, with the relationship between them developing from professional to friendship, and if you go for the / option, to lovers.
The Monkees (TV)
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
Davy Jones (The Monkees) & Micky Dolenz & Mike Nesmith& Peter Tork
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Micky Dolenz
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Mike Nesmith
Davy Jones (The Monkees)/Peter Tork
Micky Dolenz/Mike Nesmith
Micky Dolenz/Peter Tork
Mike Nesmith/Peter Tork
I love the TV show Monkees! (I love them irl too, but I want a story in the TV show setting.) Whichever relationship you choose to write about, maybe make it a romp, have them taking on villains (whether knowingly or by accident), supporting each other with any problems they might have, hanging out together at the beach house, taking a drive in the Monkeemobile, playing a gig, generally just being friends and having fun.
If you go for a pairing, it would be nice if the other two were around and being supportive. And if you go for the four of them slashed together, give me a big cuddly puppy pile of love and friendship!
Also, if you could write Peter as something along the lines of shy, really absent-minded and/or hopelessly innocent/naive rather than as thick as two short planks, I will love you forever!
The Moody Blues (Band)
Justin Hayward/John Lodge
Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
Justin Hayward/John Lodge & Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
Justin Hayward/John Lodge/Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss
In the case of Justin Hayward/John Lodge & Gordon Marshall/Paul Bliss. I've always seen these guys as two pairs of bffs, with Justin/John and Gordy/Paul in relationships. I saw Gordy/Paul as kind of a younger version of Justin/John, to the extent that I usually refer to these two as the Baby Jays. A story exploring this idea would make me squee with joy, especially if Justin and John were in an established relationship while Gordy and Paul were gradually feeling their way from being friends to becoming lovers! :) Actually, thinking about it, reversing the couples in that idea would have me squeeing just as loudly!
For all the relationships, any story, first-time, established relationship, on stage or off-stage (maybe trying to balance the two) wuld be lovely.
In the case of the foursome, I have no idea how this could come about, but if you do, please, please tell me all about it! :D
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Charles Bingley/Fitzwilliam Darcy
For this request, I'd love a fic set at the beginning of Darcy and Bingley's friendship. What was it about Bingley that first attracted Darcy's attention? I can't see Bingley's charm and good humour being sufficient in themselves. It would be great to see Charles surprise Darcy in a way that would earn his respect as well as his friendship, and how they would make the transition from friends to lovers.