Hello, mystery creator!
Thank you so much for writing for me in this exchange. I'm a little bit sorry for my signup, which boils down to "I really hope you like Tanba and cross-fandom crackpairs because BOY DO I LOVE THEM." You're a trooper for getting matched with someone as ridiculous as I am and for trying to make me something nice in spite of that, haha.
For once, I made my signup itself pretty comprehensive. I wrote a little bit about the dynamic I see between each ship I requested, and for most of my requests I also gave a few prompts for scenarios I think would be fun to read about. If any of those things inspire you, great! If you have your own super awesome idea for one of these ships, that's also great! As long as you consider the things I like and avoid everything I really dislike, I'm sure I'll love whatever you create.
That said, the things I would prefer to absolutely not see in fanwork are the following: gratuitous angst for angst's sake, rape, abuse, physical assault, terminal or mental illnesses, homophobia as a plot device, jealousy as a plot device, pregnancy or child-rearing, and foot fetishes.
If you'd like a little more information on my tastes, please read this post
about things I like and dislike seeing in fanfiction. In general, I love character-focused stories, strong narrative voices, thoughtful pacing, experimental plot structures (if you think you can pull it off), innovative language and vivid descriptions, and anything that plays with reader expectations only to subvert them in interesting ways.
In terms of content, I love themes about friendship and teamwork, rivalry and competition; I love explorations of leadership, authority, and mentorship, and I love to see power dynamics and mindgames playing out between characters. I love really fraught, tense relationships where characters challenge and push each other, but I also love quiet moments between characters with a focus on caretaking and domesticity.
In my sign-up, I put down that I'm fine with receiving manga spoilers, or with my creator avoiding them. This is true, but at the time of writing this letter I am anime-only. I'm not fussed about manga facts turning up in a story for me, but I would rather not receive something that's entirely focused around a single manga-only event. I'm just not interested in that kind of really strict-to-canon story in general.
If you'd like to write something compatible with canon, I gave a lot of prompts for that and I do love pre-canon explorations, future fic, and getting together stories. On the other hand, if you're even passingly interested in writing an AU, boy would I love to read one!! Please consider reading this post
about the kinds of AUs I like and what I like to see in them, though the cliff notes version is: fantasy, science fiction, anything to do with crime (yakuza, mob, police, spies).
Anyway, this is all of the general stuff! I'm not going to expand on my prompts besides what I put in my sign-up, I just wanted the space to give my creator a little more comprehensive an idea of my taste. But on the off-chance you would like just one place to refer back to, all of my prompts are under the cut. Thanks again for writing for me!( Here they are, the prompts )