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Jan. 5th, 2014 09:59 am
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Hello, fellow [community profile] space_swap participant! First of all, thank you so much for whatever fanwork you make for me. I'm very easy to please, and I know I'll love whatever you come up with. I'm going to sketch out some general preferences below, but the most important thing to me is that you make something you feel good about, and have fun in the process.

Some general likes: women being awesome, character studies, explorations of language and culture, world building, and case fics. I'll get into specific pairing preferences later on, but in general I'm down with gen, slash, femslash, and het.

Some general dislikes: character bashing, whump, extreme underage, graphic violence, and graphic sexual violence. I have some triggers regarding pregnancy, so I'd appreciate steering clear of it. Also, I don't dislike PWP at all, but it's not what I'm looking for in this exchange. Explicit sex is totally fine, but I prefer it grounded in story.

Now, some preferences by fandom. Please don't feel like you have to stick very closely to any of this - this is just to give you a sense of my general tastes, and where my head has been lately with some of the characters. Don't feel like you have to do any of this if it doesn't work for you!

Cyteen
I requested fanfic or podfic involving Justin Warrick, Grant ALX, Ari II, Florian II, Catlin II, and/or Amy Carnath.

There's so little out there for this fandom that I really would be happy to receive anything. I prefer stories set before the events of Regenesis, but I'm flexible on that. I love explorations of Justin and Grant's relationship, and of Ari's relationship with each character. Lately I've really been wanting to read/hear something from Florian or Catlin's perspective, and I've been curious about how Grant feels about them. What's it like for Grant to be alone in a room with either one of them? I'm also interested in Ari and Amy's friendship, and Amy's perspective in general. References to canonical noncon and underage are totally fine for this fandom.

The Avengers
I requested fanfic or podfic involving Natasha Romanov and/or Bruce Banner.

I love both characters, together or separate. For Natasha, I actively ship Natasha/Bruce and Natasha/Maria Hill, and I often also like Natasha/Pepper, Natasha/Steve, and Natasha/Clint. The last three work a little better as friendships for me, but I don't feel super strongly about it. Really, any of those ships work great as bro!ships for me, too.

For Bruce, I actively ship Bruce/Natasha, Bruce/Tony, and Bruce/Darcy. Bro!ships in any of those pairings work great, too. I also really like Bruce friendships with Thor and Steve.

Bruce and Natasha each carry a lot of baggage with them into the Avengers, and a lot of it is guilt. Control is a big issue for both of them. How they deal with their pasts and how they see themselves belonging with SHIELD/the Avengers team is very interesting to me.

Doctor Who (2005)
I requested fanfic or podfic involving Amy, Rory, River, Martha, Donna, Sarah Jane Smith, Jenny Flint, and/or Madame Vastra.

As you might have noticed, I prefer stories that focus on the companions rather than the Doctors. I especially like stories set before or after their time with the Doctor. Who were they before, who are they after? Stories set during are fine, too, though!

Pairings-wise, I like Amy/Rory, Jenny/Madame Vastra, and River/The Doctor (8-11). Actually, River/anyone except Amy & Rory is great. I always like stories from Rory's perspective, and I love Martha living in the world she saved. I think a friendship between Donna and Sarah Jane Smith would be amazing, and I'd love to see River kicking ass side by side with Martha. (Or sleeping with Martha. Or both.) Jenny and Madame Vastra kicking ass always does good things for me, too.

Star Trek AOS
I requested fanfic or podfic involving Spock, Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Carol Marcus, Amanda Grayson, Christine Chapel, Winona Kirk, and/or Navigation Officer Darwin.

I love explorations of language and culture in the Star Trek universe, and I have a special fondness for Academy fics. That said, I'm very flexible with this fandom! Ships I like include: Spock/Kirk, Spock/Uhura, Uhura/Gaila, Gaila/Christine Chapel, and Gaila/Spock. I'm open to other pairings, though. I'd love to know more about Carol Marcus and Navigation Officer Darwin, and fics where Amanda Grayson and Winona Kirk interact always work for me.

Star Trek DS9
I requested fanfic or podfic involving Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax, Tora Ziyal, Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Nog, Alexander Rozhenko, and/or Jake Sisko.

Again, explorations of language and culture always work really well for me. I'm always curious about Bajor and Cardassia's recoveries from their respective Occupations, and their relations with each other before, during, and after canon.

Ships I like include Kira/Jadzia, Jadzia/Worf, and Julian/Garak. I would love any exploration at all of Tora Ziyal, and I'm fascinated by the idea of Nog, Alexander, and Jake as third culture kids. (I think Jake/Alexander would be pretty interesting, too.)

Star Trek TNG
I requested fanfic or podfic involving any of the nominated characters (Lwaxana Troi, Worf, Guinan, Ro Laren, Alexander Rozhenko).

And again with the explorations of language and culture. I think the perspective of each of the nominated characters is really interesting.

I think Lwaxana is badass, and I'm happy to see her in a ship of your choice, being Deanna's mother, and/or in her role as a political figure on Betazed. Her friendships with Guinan, Ro, and Alexander are also pretty awesome.

I'd love to see more of Worf's relationship with Deanna (before he's sent to DS9), more of Worf as a parent to Alexander, or Worf in any kind of interaction with Ro Laren.

I love Ro Laren by herself, paired with Kira Nerys or Tasha Yar, or in friendships (antagonistic or otherwise) with just about anyone.

I'd love to know more about Alexander and Guinan. Alexander's sense of cultural identity and his relationship with his parents and grandparents is really interesting, and Guinan is just awesome all around.

Of course, you don't have to do anything related to that at all. I tend to like Star Trek universe stories that explore those kinds of ideas, but I want you to write about/podfic whatever interests you.


I hope this is helpful, and again, please don't feel limited by any of my rambling thoughts! I can't wait to see what you make for me!
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