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chasesstarlight ([personal profile] chasesstarlight) wrote2017-04-02 02:56 pm

Night on Fic Mountain

Hello, dear NoFM writer!

Thank you in advance for the fic, I'm sure I'll dig whatever you end up writing. :D
I'll go into specific fandom requests later, but a quick rundown of basic likes and dislikes:
Genre-wise, I can be sold on just about anything. I have a particular fondness for H/C, epistolary fic, outsider POVs, angst that ends happily, humor and fluff, but by all means don't feel like that ties you to anything.
DNWs are AUs that change the setting to a mundane, real-world one, anything specifically focused on real-world social issues, and non-canon character death. Porn-specific squicks are basically anything involving bodily fluids. And also incest, but realistically that wouldn't apply much here.

So, for specifics:
(Note that all of these are guidelines and brainstorming! Again, if you've a great but totally unrelated idea, by all means, have at it.)

The Expanse
(Chrisjen Avasarala, Amos Burton/Alex Kamal, Amos Burton & Naomi Nagata, Bobbie Draper)
So first of all: I haven't read the books, I'm a show-only fan. Feel free to incorporate book stuff if you like, but don't assume any prior knowledge. ^^
This would be a really fun fandom to do outsider POV stuff for, or even a multimedia kind of thing - what does anyone else in the galaxy make of Eros zooming across the galaxy, and of all the political upheaval?
Zooming in on characters a bit:
I love Chrisjen's politicking so much - anything focused on that would be very welcome. Anything about her dealing with canon events would be great, or anything set pre-canon if you want to get into how she got where she is today.
For the past few episodes, I've been digging the idea of Alex/Amos. They have a pretty fun dynamic and I'd probably be thrilled with anything, as there's seriously like three fics at this point. Take things as light (space hookup shenanigans!) or dark (let's be real, they're both various degrees of dysfunctional) as catches your fancy.
Naomi and Amos have a fascinating relationship that I'm sure is more explored in the books, but for now - headcanon away. Why does he follow her? What have they been up to in the past, to end up with this dynamic? What effect has everything that's been happening on their friendship?
Bobbie just dropped everything she used to believe in because of a heap of political conspiracy. How's that affecting her, and how did she make that decision? Or otherwise, what's her past in the Martian marines like? Her dynamic with Chrisjen seems to be going somewhere interesting - that'd also be worth exploring!

(Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Asuka, Ember Moon, Shinsuke Nakamura)
Only general note here is that I'd really prefer to keep things kayfabe, rather than RPF!
Also, do feel free to grab anyone from the roster as, like, secondary characters. I'd prefer the focus to be on the bunch I named, but ensemble fic is totally welcome.
...OK, so I think the other nominating person made the same mistake as I did and failed to realize you could nominate relationships, not just characters? ^^;
Anyway, I ship Gargano/Ciampa like UPS, so anything shippy is very welcome. If that doesn't float your boat, though, gen is fine too!
So their autumn and spring must've been a roller-coaster of emotions, with the beautiful win in Toronto, the international tour after, and then eventually the loss to the AoP. Basically anything dealing with any of that would make me very happy indeed. :D Alternatively, if you don't feel like dealing with quite so much wrestling, I'm also yearning for domestic shenanigans, be it shippy or just general roommate-ness.

Post-Takeover Chicago Edit of Woe, May 22nd
...Well. First of all:

Now that we've got that out of the way: Incorporate recent events however you want, or don't, at all! If you had happened to pick #DIY to write about, I'm totally fine with receiving something that's technically Jossed. Tag it as canon-divergent AU if applicable and call it a day!
If you hadn't started writing and feel like it, feel free to add some of that angst, but. Do end on a hopeful note if possible, at the very least? ^^; Permanent ship-sinking would be profoundly depressing.

Asuka's still on top of the division after more than a year! Is she enjoying her reign? Is it lonely at the top? Is she bored? Inquiring minds want to know! People have come and gone over the past few months; does she miss Bayley, and how does she feel about the heap of new challengers?
Speaking of new challengers - I would totally be down with Asuka/Ember Moon in a rival-ship sort of way. Asuka seems to always be very excited for competition; how does Ember feel about this?
Also: Ember's gimmick. Is she a werewolf? A witch? Something else supernatural? I'm sure there is a story in there somewhere!
Shinsuke's eligible for NoFM for the last time, so it'd be brilliant if the tragic lack of fic was remedied at least a little bit. Anything dealing with his moving up to the main roster would be fun. Also, he's a total little black dress for me as far as shipping's concerned - seriously, draw any name from a hat and I could probably be sold on it. The entire roster seems to love him, which is kind of a prompt in and of itself... :D

The Cinder Spires
Oh man, literally anything, there's no fic for this thing at all!
In terms of specific ideas, though:
I really liked Bridget and Gwendolyn's developing friendship - they go from awkward miscommunication to this wonderful connection, and I'd eat up anything related to that.
Rowl is a delight, and I love the portrayal of cats in this thing. So: Rowl POV would be a blast in any case, and I'd be very much into the cat perspective on all the ongoing events, hee.
The Etherialists all have an unusual perspective on the world, which we don't know that much about yet, so it might be a lot of fun to explore. A random detail I loved was Folly talking to the Predator, and Grimm's reaction to that; if there's anything you can do with that story-wise, I'd be delighted.

So that's that - I hope there's something that strikes your fancy, and remember that these are but ideas and guidelines. Happy writing!