catlarks: (Kinjou: Captain)
I'm counting on having maybe 24 hours after signups close to write this. If I haven't written this yet, please click the tags listed on this entry for whatever fandom we've matched on; the details in my previous letters will cover maybe 90% of what I requested.

Update: should be done letter by Friday, invitation to read past letters instead stands.
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First and foremost, thank you for writing for me, anonymous stranger!

I'm always awfully long-winded with letters, so I'll try to make this one as comprehensive as possible, and make my extra info as optional as possible. My sign-up itself has prompts for all of my ships, but here you will find extra info on my reading preferences, my thoughts on these canons, and my thoughts on the characters themselves.

If you would like to read a post on my general likes and dislikes in fiction, that can be found here.

If you're considering writing an AU and would like to read a post on the sorts of AUs I like and dislike, that can be found here.

For easy reference, my hard list of no's is 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.

Beyond that general info, my opinions about my fandoms are below. I invite you to read whichever sections are relevant to those series we match on, and am very excited that one of these series I'm very fond of is something you're interested in as well!

Daiya no Ace )

Eyeshield 21 )

Fate/Stay Night )

Samurai Flamenco )

Keijo!!! )

Gundam Wing )

Yuri!!! on Ice )
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello, mystery creator!

Firstly and most importantly: thank you for writing for me! My requests this year are across a variety of media formats (anime, books, american TV) so the odds that we've matched on only one are high. Nevertheless, I'm really excited that you love (at least!) one of these series that I love, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for me.

I have some "please avoid"s by fandom, but more than anything the blanket things I ask that you avoid 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.

Beyond this, if there's a story for one of these pairs you're dying to tell, chances are I want to read it! Everything here — incredibly TL;DR though it might be, and as comprehensive as I can try to make it — is just what info I can give you on the things I love and the kind of taste I have. On a more general note, I can also refer you to this post about things I like and dislike in fiction, outside of just these fandoms.

If you're interested in writing an AU — I for one love them! — I've written some stuff here about the kinds of AUs I love and why. The basic rule of thumb is: fantasy, science fiction, and crime-related premises are my faves. There are a few things that will really bum me out with AUs, so if nothing else: the "do not want" section is my friend and I will love you for reading it.

That all said, read on for specific info by fandom~

Princess Nine )

Chihayafuru )

Percy Jackson )

Person of Interest )

Crossover Ships )

Anyway! That all said, please allow me to thank you one last time for writing for me. I know this is incredibly long and I kind of hope you only read the sections relevant to you, but thank you so much for doing that!

(And thank you for, presumably, bearing with me and my delay in getting this posted. While I was on vacation I got the email with my assignment less than 24 hours after signups closed and just, quietly yelled. Usually its great when exchanges get assignments out early, but I hadn't wanted to be so late in writing this!!)

Whatever you write for me, I'm sure that I will love it.
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Hello, mystery creator!

First and foremost, allow me to thank you for writing for me. We've matched on a series I have a great fondness for, and I think that's really great. The theme of my requests this exchange seems to primarily be "ladies I adore" and I hope you love these characters just as much as I do.

Optional details are always optional, so if you have an idea you really love, go for it! All I ask of you, above all else, is that you avoid 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 general idea of my likes and dislikes in fic, expanded upon at what I admit is somewhat exhaustive length, I refer you to this post here. If AUs are something you fancy — and I do fancy them, you can rarely go wrong writing me an AU especially one you're really excited about — I refer you to this post where I talk about the types of AUs I love and why. (if nothing else, the "do not want" list of AUs will serve you well, if writing an AU fic.)

I know I rushed my actual signup on AO3 so this letter is everything you have to go on. (And I'm super late posting it because fun facts, I accidentally deleted the original post I made on DW and had to email the mods to add this new link to my signup. That mess threw me off my game writing this for A While.)

Without further ado, I present to you: my fandoms, my feelings on the ships I've requested, and some prompt ideas if you'd like somewhere to start from.

Love Live )

Madoka Magica )

Emelan Books )

Young Wizards Books )

Daiya no Ace )

Anyway! That all said — and I know it was a lot to say, so if you've read all of it (or even just the main section and one fandom section because, WOW, takes a moment to breathe) — the main thing I'm dying to see is fic that celebrates character. I know that whoever you are, dear mystery gifter, you're chomping at the bit to get writing, and have kindly waited for me to finish this up. Thank you for considering what I have to say and for waiting for this letter, I'm very excited to see what you produce!
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Hello, mystery creator!

Before anything else, I'd like to thank you for writing for me. I signed up for this exchange at the very last minute and scrambled to get this letter together, so I am sorry in advance if it's a mess. If you have an idea you're excited about for any of my requests, go for it! If not, I'll try and give you some ideas about the kind of fic I'd love to read.

All I really ask of you is that you avoid 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.

That said, for a more specific summation of my likes and dislikes in fiction, I refer you to this post here. If you enjoy writing AUs, I love reading them! There are a few that I'm not a big fan of and I talk about that here, as well as about the types of AUs I adore and my favorite things to see from them.

(I definitely don't expect you to read all of that unless you're feeling Really Thorough, but hey, pick out the bits that will help you. I for one am Very Thorough.)

Beyond these generalities, I'd like to talk a little about each of the fandoms I've requested, and give a few optional prompts you might use for inspiration.

Daiya no Ace )

Ping Pong )

Hamatora )

Samurai Flamenco )

Love Live )

Chihayafuru )

Anyway! That all said, I'm really excited to see whatever you make for me!! Characters are my primary focus in any media I truly adore and when it really comes down to it, if you write the characters I've requested with thoughtfulness and compassion I am sure to love whatever you create.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello, mystery creator!

Firstly, let me thank you for writing for me. Whatever we've matched on, it's a fandom I believe deserves more love, and I am delighted that you'll be making new content for it. I've used my sign-up itself to talk about the things I like best with the characters and ships I've requested, so I'd mostly like to use this space to talk about my general likes and dislikes, and perhaps to give a few more specific prompts, if you'd like those.

Before everything else, the one request I make of you is that you avoid 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.

My dislikes aside, things I love tend to include 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.

For more specifics on things I like and dislike in fic, I also like to link this post, for lengthier elaboration.

With these fandoms, I'm most interested in canon-based content for ping pong and silver spoon in particular, but overall I really love AUs! If you have any such ideas, I'd absolutely love to read such a story. My preferences trend toward fantasy, science fiction, and crime-related AUs, but for more specifics on what kinds of AUs I love and why, I direct you to this post.

Anyway! This is all the general stuff I absolutely wanted to have down before assignments go out. If you're reading this before Tuesday or Wednesday, check back, because I do usually give specific prompts and won't have time to add those until then. But mostly, I'm excited to see something for these fandoms I love with these characters I adore, and as long as you avoid the things I really dislike, I'm sure I'll love whatever you create!
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Hello, mystery creator!

First of all, let me thank you for creating something for me in this exchange! I love daiya a whole lot, and among my friends who are into the series kuraryou is that one ship that seems to unite us all. No matter what else everyone might ship, we all can agree that kuraryou is pretty great.

That said, on with the letter! FYI there are NSFW mentions toward the end )

Anyway, thank you for reading this horrifically long, crying letter about kuraryou, and thank you in advance for creating for me! I'm very excited to see whatever it is you will have made.
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Hello, mystery creator!

Jukebox is a rather different exchange from most of those I do, and as such I feel it calls for a bit of a different "dear author" note. In other letters I often link this post, which talks about things I like and dislike reading in fanfic, and this one, which talks about the kinds of AUs I like. If you're a thorough person who likes to know everything they possibly can about their recipient's taste, I recommend reading them. If you'd rather travel light, stay here for the cliff notes version.

In terms of dislikes, all I ask from you in absolutes are that you avoid any content with 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.

In terms of things I like in fiction, I really adore science fiction and fantasy as genres, and a lot of the songs I picked are ones that seem to portray something more than our "ordinary" reality. I love interesting worldbuilding and three-dimensional characters with strong narrative voices, innovative language and vivid imagery, and experimental story structures or just really solid, deliberate pacing. I like seeing tropes subverted and used in unexpected ways, and I like seeing small moments being given particular significance.

In terms of content more so than general execution, I'll contain my suggestions to a section for each song that I've asked for. This is the same information that's in my AO3 signup, but gathered in one place with my general info for ease of reference.

So, without further ado... )

This all said, I'd just like to thank you in advance for making something for me! I like to give my gifter something to work with, but in the end, I feel the songs themselves are prompt enough. If nothing I've said really speaks to you and you have an idea of your own, please do follow that. So long as you take my general tastes into consideration and make sure not to include the things that will squick me, I'm certain I'll enjoy any story you put heart into writing.
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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 )
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Hello, mystery creator!

Sports anime is my home, and as such this is one of my favorite exchanges. Whichever fandom(s) we've matched on, I'm very excited to see what you might create for me. Every character I've requested is one I really love within their series, and while I've specified ships I like between these characters, I will be equally happy whether I receive gen fic or ship fic. The way to my heart is definitely through giving these characters I love space to shine!

With sports anime, I tend to prefer more light-hearted content that's in keeping with the tone of the shows themselves. I love the themes of teamwork and friendship and competition, and I love seeing how characters push each other and grow together. For specific info on what I like and dislike seeing in stories, please read this post here.

If you read nothing else from my letter or my other links, however, please consider this: I would like for you to avoid any content with 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.

Outside of that, if you have a great idea for a fic about characters I've requested, feel free to ignore everything else I've said! Any story you're excited about writing is one I will be excited about reading.

But if you don't have an idea already, please read on while I talk about my interests with each of the fandoms I've requested. On the off-chance you love AUs, I do too! If you're interested in writing an AU fic, please consider reading this post where I talk about AUs I like and dislike, and things I enjoy seeing in different AUs. And while it's a long shot, I'm including a little section at the end of my letter for crossovers between my fandoms, because hope springs eternal and if you know both fandoms involved, perhaps you'll be inspired.

And with that all said, let's talk specifics.

Yowamushi Pedal )

Daiya no Ace )

Hikaru no Go )

Chihayafuru )

Ping Pong: The Animation )

Crossover Possibilities )
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello, mystery creator!

Thank you very much for writing for me. The fact that we've been matched means that we share a love of a fandom that's dear to my heart, and that's really cool. I've been trying to streamline the way in which I write "dear author" letters, so this go-around will be a little different.

For a lengthy, comprehensive post about my likes and dislikes in fiction, please go here. The "likes" section details general things I enjoy in stories as well as themes I'm a fan of, on the off-chance you find that a useful jumping-off point. The "dislikes" section explains why I dislike the things that I dislike.

If you ignore every single other thing that I say, please read only this: I would like for you to avoid any content with 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.

These generalities covered, I prefer to use my signup itself to cover why I like the ships that I chose and to talk a bit about the kind of dynamic I see between the characters. If that primer gives you some ideas, great! If not, I'll use this space to give a few more specific prompts, and to talk about any things I'd prefer for you to avoid that are specific to any one fandom. If you're a fan of AUs, so am I! For most of my fandoms I would be delighted to read an AU fic, and I have a post here where I talk about the AUs that I like and the sorts of things I like to see in them.

With that all said, let's talk about my fandoms.

Hikaru no Go )

Eyeshield 21 )

Show by Rock!! )

Fate/Zero )

Daiya no Ace )
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
One of my favorite things to read in fic is AUs because I love seeing canon characters translated into different settings. I love seeing how familiar individuals might change, while remaining fundamentally the same at their cores. To this end, I've decided to make a comprehensive post detailing the AUs I like best, and mentioning the ones I'm not so fond of, or find to be overdone.

And with that, the AUs )
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The more I write "dear author" letters for exchanges, the more I recycle the things I've said about my interests in the past. I've decided to forego all coyness about doing this and simply write up a masterlist of my likes and dislikes which I will be able to link to from here on out.

that said, let's talk about taste )
catlarks: (Kinjou: Shades)
I'm signing up on the last day before signups close, so this letter is going to be blatantly cobbled together from pieces of letters I've written in the past. I'm counting on there being a couple days in between sign-ups closing and assignments going out for me to get this together, but if I'm late: I'm very sorry.

I often go overboard with dear author letters so I intend to use this space purely to talk about things I like and dislike in stories, mostly so you know what I'd like for you to avoid. If you'd like additional information, or additional prompts, feel free to browse my "dear author" tag, as I've requested many of these fandoms in other events.

EDIT: I never updated this post because I figured the optional details in my signup did have enough information for my gifter to get by. I realize I've gone to the pinch hit list, so apparently not. In hopes of making things easier for a potential pinch hitter, this post is a really comprehensive list of my likes and dislikes, if that helps you out.

If you'd like more specific prompts than the info in my optional details, I would still recommend looking at my other dear author letters.
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Hello, mystery creator!

Firstly, allow me to thank you for writing for me! I'm sure whatever you choose to create will be wonderful. I'm writing this letter to give you an idea of what I like and dislike in fiction, and so long as you avoid my squicks and can pay loving tribute to these characters who are dear to my heart, I will love whatever you choose to write for me.

That said, let's start with the general )

Love Live )

Fate/Zero )

Chihayafuru )

Madoka Magica )

Percy Jackson )

Emelan )

With this all said, allow me to thank you for reading! I know all of this is optional, and I'm sure that you know this too. Nevertheless, thank you for considering my preferences and doing your best to make me a gift that I will love, I look forward to seeing whatever you create!
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello, mystery creator!

First, thank you for writing for me. My signup seems to be a greatest hits of animanga fandoms I've loved in recent years and I'm delighted our interests overlap on one of these counts.

That said, my optional details on AO3 are pretty specific this go-around, so I'd primarily like to make use of this space to talk about my general likes and dislikes in fiction. I've also given specific prompts for each of my fandoms, which you are welcome to draw from if you need a place to start and are equally welcome to ignore if you have an idea of your own you'd like to run with.

And with this, the letter! )
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello there, mystery creator!

First, thank you for writing for me. I'm delighted that you too love one of these series that is near and dear to my heart.

That said, I'm including a "dear author" letter because I think it's important and helpful to give an idea of things I like to see in stories and things I really dislike and would like to see avoided, but beyond the things I've said in my sign-up itself, I don't have a lot of prompt scenarios this year. The fandoms I chose are mostly ones I've loved for a really, really long time, and what I'm hoping for is character study or otherwise really character-driven fic.

In general I adore stories with thoughtful characterization, good pacing, and strong worldbuilding. I love examinations of friendship and the ways people depend on each other. I like seeing tropes inverted or played with in unexpected ways. With these fandoms, a really good take on a character's voice, or vibrant details and an intriguing portrayal of the canon world, will really endear me to your story.

When it comes to things I'd like to avoid, I'm not big on angst. I can happily read things about characters making tough choices or being in untenable situations, but I just really dislike tragedy for tragedy's sake, or anything really over-the-top horrible. I'd appreciate if you also avoid any content to do with rape, abuse, terminal or mental illnesses, or homophobia as a plot device. I'd also prefer not to receive anything with pregnancy or child-rearing, or foot fetishes.

Besides these really basic details, allow me to talk a little about my fandoms

Young Wizards )

The Immortals )

HunterxHunter )

Oofuri )

Anyway, in closing, the fandoms I've picked this year are mostly ones I've loved for many years and all ones I love for the CHARACTERS most of all, especially the ones I selected. I've tried to give a lot of insight into what I love about these series and what I'd love to see in fic, but the #1 rule to making me happy is just -- love the character, portray them as well as you can, for their strengths and their weaknesses.

And thank you, for writing for me!

(Also if you're really enthusiastic to write porn I might write a quick and dirty second post about my Porn Opinions in another day or two)
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Hello there, mystery creator!

I've gotten really long-winded in my exchange letters, so I'll try and reel this one in. First, thank you so much for writing for me! I love all the series I've requested from a great deal, and I'm glad we've connected on one of these fandoms. I'm sure whatever you write will be lovely, so I'd just like to use this space to talk about things I generally like and dislike to see in stories, and give some little scenario suggestions in case you'd like a place to start.

Onward with the letter! )
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Hello there, mystery creator!

I tried to put a bit of information in my sign-up requests, but I'm always so happy to have the space to talk directly about what I love and loathe in exchange stories. I absolutely adore sports series in general because the format really appeals to me, and because the themes of teamwork, competition, and friendship are exactly what I love in stories. Hopefully since you're also participating with this exchange, our tastes will overlap nicely!

Also wow I'm sorry in advance for how long this is, I'm just assuming that you're matched with me based on one or two fandoms and can skip the parts of this for ones you don't know.

But let's continue on to more specifics )
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Hello there, mystery creator!

If you're reading this, I applaud you, because this exchange didn't require dear author letters, but I've just gotten in such a habit of writing them that I decided to go ahead and do one anyway. Anything contained herein is entirely optional, as you're really only required to write me the characters I've asked for engaging in some frisky business, but considering that we're both here for an exchange focused around the sexy? Hopefully we're both down for some thoughts about kink.

On with the NSFW rambling! )
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