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It's that time again! Yay! I am really excited that we matched on one of these fandoms and I can't wait to see what you write. I always feel like I'm not the greatest at actual prompts but I do like to ramble about things that grab me about these canons, so please feel free to run in any direction that grabs you.

AO3: jouissant

Some general likes: any tense, any rating, any POV, banter, darkfic, bittersweet endings, messed up relationships and/or obsessive relationships, slice of life, canon divergence AUs, historical AUs, noir AUs, magical realism/magical elements, creepiness, angst, humor, loyalty kink, hurt/comfort, (esp physical hurt).

DNWs: coffeeshop or high school AUs, curtainfic, fusions or crossovers with other fandoms unless specified

Fandoms:

The Americans

Elizabeth Jennings

I adore this show and I love Elizabeth the most, in all her sometimes prickly, sometimes icy, sometimes (always!!) hot glory. What consistently gets me with her is the theme of identity, of the irony of somebody with such a strong sense of political and national identity dealing with both the necessity of subsuming it in 90% of her daily life (in terms of their cover as the Jenningses and her various undercover operations) and with the shifting identities of her children and of Philip. I loved the hand gesture/ritual she taught Paige and how it showed the, like, machinery and reinforcement of her identity construction. I'd love to see more moments like that, of Elizabeth's sense of herself, if she exists to herself outside of the mission and what that means.

Motherhood as a challenge to personal identity is always fascinating to me too, so seeing where the decision to have children (obviously mandated by the Center) fit in earlier in their mission could be interesting to explore. I'm here for some darkness here; I love the anecdote from Gregory early on where he tells Philip about Elizabeth showing up on his doorstep right before Paige was born--how did she imagine things playing out with their children, how did she feel about having Philip's kids specifically?

I adore her relationship with Philip (even when the love between them is on the ebb side of its ebb and flow) and any interaction you included between them would be great. I love missionfic, honeypot scenarios, their ridiculous disguises, the way Elizabeth uses her sexuality and how things differ in the field vs. in their own bed--like the night she wanted to sleep with "Clark" and the mess that was. Their bedroom as this almost sacred space the kids aren't allowed in, all the interactions we see there, how often we see Elizabeth in the bathroom, taking off makeup, shedding the day. When does she think she's the most herself and how does Philip fit into that after all these years?

Star Trek: Discovery

Michael Burnham

I was tentatively looking forward to this as a bigtime Trekkie and holy shit it has not disappointed so far, although of course at this point we're only 3 episodes in and my ship has been sunk in fine style. But Michael is absolutely My Kind of Character and I was in love from the very first scene, and I cannot wait to see where the rest of the season takes her. With that said please don't worry about getting jossed and feel free to incorporate evolving canon as you see fit.

At this point her backstory has been sketched in broad strokes, but I see a ton of room for filling out the little details: her struggles on Vulcan, her relationships with Sarek and Amanda (!!) the decision to join Starfleet and her evolving relationship with Philippa (because holy shit they Loved Each Other). How does Michael get from the pseudo-Vulcan recruit we see in that flashback of her initial entry onto the ship to the XO bantering with her captain in the very first shot of the series? Again, missionfic is amazing here, as are Michael's relationships with her crewmates, especially Philippa and Saru. I absolutely ship her with Philippa and I'm really into the power differential/mentor-mentee dynamic there, so if you wanted to play that up in a sexual and/or romantic context I would be totally here for it.

Following our timeskip into the present, I'm interested in the Discovery's project and its attendant horrors, and Michael's juggling her emerging knowledge of that with getting along on board on a daily basis- I love Silvia Tilly and their nascent bonding and the tension of her relationship with Saru, especially now that he outranks her (in her old position as first officer!). I know this is all over the place but anything that gets Michael interacting with another character and showing me a little more of what makes her tick would thrill me. I loved the last scene of ep 3 with the old school book- what are some other little things that bring Michael comfort and small moments of pleasure after the events on the Shenzhou? Does she have difficulty allowing herself those things again? Does she really believe her sentence is deserved?

Also I can't hear someone refer to someone else as their "ward" and not be all eyes emoji about it, and like...Sarek telling Michael to behave? I'm fine. Honestly write me a messed up pseudo-incestuous hookup or ongoing relationship between them and I will eat it up with a spoon. Does Amanda know about it? Is Amanda into it? Does it have something to do with pon farr??? Infidelity is also my jam so however you want to handle that is fine with me.

I would prefer characters from other iterations of Trek not appear here unless they also have a role in Discovery. Easter eggs or passing mentions are fine but I really don't want a story revolving around, say, Michael babysitting young Spock.

Life (TV)

Charlie Crews, Dani Reese

love this show a whole lot and I wanted so many more seasons of these two. I love both Charlie and Dani, their various personal struggles and coping mechanisms, some more successful than others. I love the dark streak that's there in both of them: Dani's addiction, Charlie's past and his complicated relationship with violence. I think they both have something of a self-destructive impulse they're both fighting much of the time. And of course their odd couple/unlikely partners thing, Dani as the straight man/foil to Charlie's damaged weirdo and the moments when she's perfectly self-aware about that dynamic and plays with it.

I love casefic, but let's be real, the best thing about partners in a police procedural is all the forced proximity and mortal peril. Stakeouts, shared motel rooms, being stuck out in the middle of nowhere for reasons...it's all gold. Any trope that fits well here is fair game: Undercover as a couple! Undercover pretending to be enemies. Being forced to hurt your partner/forced to watch someone else hurt your partner. Hurt/comfort. Patching each other up physically or emotionally etc. etc. Shootouts. Charlie beating the shit out of a suspect Pelican Bay-style. Charlie rambling philosophically at said suspect.

If you don't ship it romantically, that's totally cool, and I think any of these scenarios with a platonic spin would make me just as happy. I love this show best when these two are bouncing off each other, so any way you accomplish that is awesome.
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Hello! I am really excited that we matched on one of these fandoms, and I'm beyond excited to see what you come up with. First off, know that I am really, really easy to please and will be thrilled to read your fic. Have fun with it. I'm going to throw out a bunch of tropes and some prompt ideas, and if one of them draws you in, great. If not, also great!

AO3: jouissant

General stuff

Some random likes: banter, pining, creepy stuff/horror, bittersweetness, IN SPAAAAACE, darker themes, angst (resolved or not), obsessive, unhealthy, and/or codependent relationships, gallows humor, strong friendships, found families, canon-divergent AUs, magical realism, friends-to-lovers, bedsharing, hurt/comfort, awkward first times

Dislikes: curtainfic, 100% pure fluff. I'm also not totally averse to a/b/o or mpreg but would prefer not to receive it for these fandoms in this exchange.

Yuleporn: I would be very happy to receive porny fic for Yuletide, if you're into that! Some stuff I like besides good old hot vanilla sex: frottage, desperation, sex pollen/fuck or die, dubcon, watersports, size kink, BDSM, power play, blood/painplay, breathplay, drunk sex. I would totally be into porn for any of my fandoms.

Fandoms

The Raven Cycle

Ronan Lynch, Richard Gansey III

I definitely ship Ronan/Gansey, but I would be up for anything involving these two and their relationship, romantic/sexual or not.

Some thoughts: I love their codependence and the way Gansey looks out for Ronan to what can't possibly be a healthy degree. I'd love to see a fic where that catches up with him--where is Gansey's breaking point when it comes to Ronan? What if Ronan tried to push him there?

Some other thoughts:
D/s overtones (what if they just stumbled into this without really knowing it was a thing, or if it started platonically and then they realized they were into it in a sexual way?)

How did Ronan react when Gansey and Adam became friends? I feel that their little trio is very much a work in progress, with Gansey (and Blue, increasingly) as the glue. How does that play out?

I also really enjoy the potential creep factor of both Ronan's dreaming and Gansey's Glendower obsession, so either of those taken to extremes or just explored further would be great. Feel free to go wild with canon magic. Or with Gansey's future death (just fuck me up).

I'm really chill with shipping in this fandom and love all the characters so honestly feel free to mix in whoever, esp if you prefer a gen take on things.

It Follows (2014)

Jay Height

This movie floored me. I LOVED it, from the allegorical creepiness of the curse to the exhausting inevitability of Jay's flight from it to the atmospheric, ambiguous setting to the scrappiness of Jay's friends coming together to try and solve the mystery. I'd love anything playing up the vibe of the movie.

What happens to Jay after the events of the film? Was that blurry figure in the background just some random pedestrian, or...? Does she develop some sort of elaborate plan to stay one step ahead of the curse? Does it make it back to her someday? I'm requesting Jay, but I'd also be up for fic exploring someone else affected by the curse.

Also, I'm kind of into Jay's relationship with Paul--what is the backstory there? How does she feel about finally giving in to afflicting him with the curse, and how does it affect their relationship going forward?

Canon-typical violence or character death is absolutely fine for this fandom.

Band of Brothers

Dick Winters, Lewis Nixon

My heart! I ship these two like crazy (obligatory disclaimer that I'm referring to the characters in the miniseries, not The Actual Dudes) but I would also be down for anything about the two of them as best friends either during the war or immediately afterwards.

Winters in particular just kills me--I love his (what seems like) effortless ability to hew on the side of what's right. He's so steely, but he's also kind of snarky and doesn't suffer fools (deciding to choose the court-martial in ep. 1; his occasional lowkey shit-talking) and while he's sort of an ascetic he doesn't begrudge others their indulgences (and he enables Nix's drinking outright...why? To see him happy, albeit in a fucked up kind of way? I love the idea of that being his one vice, or a stand-in for the ways he really wants to make him happy, omg I'm upsetting myself T__T).

I love the canon setting, but I'd be open to canon divergence AUs or some other war, past or future, real or fictional. I'd prefer not to get a total AU (coffeeshop AU etc) for this fandom, but omg a noir AU or some other period-appropriate AU would be kind of amazing.

But there can never be enough canon setting fic, like good old hurt/comfort or huddling for warmth in foxholes in Bastogne or furtive, quick and dirty "thank god we're both still alive" fucking in, like, abandoned houses, or throwing cold piss in people's faces to wake them up, wtf Winters, what even was that? It's such a strange moment. Watersports. Wait what?

Or celebrating in Austria. Or Nix angsting over Dick putting in for a transfer to the Pacific and deciding to go along--what was that conversation like?

Presumed dead is one of my favorite tropes, so something playing with that would be great. Pining, "we really shouldn't" vibes where they both dance around the inevitable, missionfic...I'd love any of those. Period-specific attitudes to homosexuality are totally fine if you choose to deal with the characters' identities in that respect, which you might not. I'd actually prefer that to "everyone magically has 2015-level enlightened attitudes" because that tends to break my suspension of disbelief a bit, but like I said you don't actually need to address it head on.

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