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.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
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!
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
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: Gon and Killua from Hunter x Hunter triumphantly bumping fists together. (Killugon Fistbump)
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. (Shalnark Grin)
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 author!

Since you've been paired with me, that means we share an interest in at least one less-loved piece of media, and that makes you awesome in my book already. I expect to be delighted with any piece of writing about these series, but that doesn't mean some pointers on what I love and loathe in stories would be amiss.

Let us continue on into the nitty-gritties! )
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