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the_wavesinger ([personal profile] the_wavesinger) wrote2016-09-19 03:46 pm
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'Twas A Dark And Stormy Night...

Dearest Trick or Treat creator,

First of all, I'm terribly sorry for the late late letter. I had an infestation of ghouls I had to deal with. Bloody annoying things, moaning at all hours of the night, making it impossible to sleep. As you can see, it got a little...out of hand. I'm so happy we've matched, and I hope you have fun writing or drawing for me :). If you're here for treating purposes, come right in ♥!

My prompts are slightly more fic-geared than art-geared (although most of them are hopefully general enough to apply to both), because, in art, I like a lot of the same thing for multiple characters; I've included a separate section for general art prompts at the beginning of the letter. And I know that some of my prompts are longer than others, and that's because I really, really want you to write for those characters, 'kay? (In case you didn't figure it out, I'm kidding! The variations in length are mostly because for some prompts, I know exactly what I want to say, but for others, I ramble a lot—it's a problem with wording! I would love fic and art for any of the characters I've requested equally.) In addition, for femslash, please don't think that you have to limit yourself to the relationships I've indicated—I always love new ships, so convince me! (For non-f/f poly groups, if they're not mentioned, ask first, please.)

If you want to know more about me , I’m

[archiveofourown.org profile] The_Wavesinger, [tumblr.com profile] the-wavesinger and The Wavesinger (Silmarillion Writers’ Guild) on my fannish haunts. You can also find me here on DW, and as [livejournal.com profile] the_wavesinger on LJ, but I don’t frequent those places often. If you want more on my fic preferences (however unlikely that is, after this very long letter!), my fic rec tag on Tumblr and my AO3 bookmarks may be of some use, and for art, my art and fan art tags on Tumblr may be of some use. You may also want to poke through my previous exchange letters, for both fic and art. And, of course, you can comment anonymously on this post or leave an anonymous ask on my Tumblr if you want to know more.

This letter is like an enchanted forest you'll most likely get lost in--confusing, and liable to lead you in circles and quite possibly dangerous (I'm kidding on the last one. Most of my quite wild collection of characters are safely trapped in their own sections, don't worry ;)). There are, of course, general DNWs and general likes; in addition, I've also added sections for general trick likes and general treat likes, and fandom-specific likes for tricks and treats. There are also some art-specific prompts, and general fandom-specific likes for Tolkien and Star Wars (which both have vast canons, and where I have interests in several specific parts of the canons; it's not that I prefer them to the other fandoms I've requested; if I did, I'd have stuck to just Tolkien and Star Wars instead of asking for other fandoms, too!). And, since this is probably all very annoyingly complicated, there's a navigation section down below!


 

Navigation
DNWs
General Likes
Art Prompts
Trick Likes
Treat Likes
Fandom-specific Likes for Tolkien
Fandom-specific Likes for Star Wars
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Harry Potter
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Lord of the Rings
The Silmarillion

 

 


DNWs:

  • Body horror/gore/guro (and violence more than canon level).
  • Graphic descriptions of nausea/vomiting for fic, and for art, no nausea/vomiting at all, please.
  • (Fic) Reader inserts.
  • Mundane AUs.
  • (Fic) A/B/O.
  • Cis men becoming pregnant.
  • Suicide/suicidal thoughts as the focus of the fic (passing mentions are fine; subplots are fine; the entire fic being about suicide isn't). Art featuring suicide is fine.
  • Crossovers/fusions between fandoms I haven't asked for. (Crossover within any fandom in my letter or previous exchange letters, along with mythology and folklore, are more than fine!)
  • (Fic) Fics which are all fluff are very difficult for me to stomach—a limit to the cuteness would be good. (Which isn't to say I don't like fluff; I just like fluff in moderation, and with a dose of conflict!)
  • Love at first sight is not my favourite thing. It's mostly to do with the fluff limit, so if you add complications, then I'm more than fine with it!
  • (Fic) AUs with modern settings are no-no’s unless there’s a reasonable canon explanation (eg-: Tolkien, people cursed to be reborn again and again into mortal forms) and that only in Tolkien. Even then, please no high school or coffee shop Aus.
  • M/M or F/M I haven't asked for/prompted as the focus of the fic
  • Please no age regression, or AUs in which one character is suddenly older than a previously older-than-them character (ageswap?).
  • For smut, I'd prefer not to see scat, and watersports. Any sort of permanent marking/scarring and bloodplay only where I specifically prompt them, please. (scarring and permanent markings outside smut is perfectly fine).
  • Parent/child incest
  • Graphic rape/non-con as the only, or main, focus of the work. (Dubcon is more than fine.) Non-graphic rape is fine, as is graphic rape if it's not the main focus of the work.
  • (Fic) H/C fics centering on characters with depression and/or anxiety, and/or characters who self-harm or have eating disorders are not my favourite thing. (All of these things are more than fine in art and non-H/C fic, but not as the main focus of piece, please, and not as things which can be hugged/cuddled better.)

 


General Likes:

  • Angst. Drama. Politics. Tragedy.
  • Philosophical ponderings!
  • Female-centric and F/F works always have my love. You can never go wrong with this.
  • I love canon divergence AUs, and other ‘what-if’ scenarios.
  • All the hard questions with no answers, characters trapped in unsolvable dilemmas, loss and grief and moving on.
  • On soulmate AUs: I love them when it's messy and complicated (for example, one or both of them in love with someone else, soulmarks somehow blurred or removed on one person, circumstances which prevent them from getting together, one person not remembering their past lives but the other remembers), but for this trope, 'I knew the moment I saw you' is also lovely, as long as there's some angst. Also, I love timers, first/last words, names of both enemy and soulmate, and soulmarks. Red strings etc. are also fine, but please no variations of seeing color. Other soulmate things I love include in every version of every reality, in another life, fated to be separated again and again.
  • In-world mythology
  • I have A Thing for sister/sister, and focusing on the sister aspects of the relationship—how they're alike and how they're different, and just how they're sisters.
  • Cultural differences and clashes that occur due to cultural differences.
  • I adore OFCs and textual ghosts, for many, many reasons. Also femslash. Did I mention femslash?
  • I'm more than fine with most side relationships, unless stated otherwise.
  • Genderbending! I always love Rule 63'd characters.
  • Stories featuring bi, pan, aro, and/or ace characters are lovely! (Aro but not ace characters I don't see at all, so extra love for that.)
  • Open relationships! Threesomes! Moresomes! (Non-explicit) orgies!
  • Transgender characters would be amazing, as would non-binary characters and just genderfuckery in general.
In fic:
  • I have zero problems with fics dealing with misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism etc. I like realism, but not overly-depressing fics or fics centered on issues at the expense of characterization. (I define 'overly-depressing' as continuous angst focusing on Issues and Only Issues.)
  • I like relationships that are fated to end in tragedy, but I also like a pinch of humor with my angst.
  • All the things that could've happened, but didn;t/
  • Characters who and relationships which fall just short of the mark, the almost-most-not-quite. I think the closest word to this would be hamartia in its original sense?
  • Again, canon divergence AUs, and For Want Of A Nail and what-if scenarios. I'd love both longer fic and snapshots of what could have been, all the things that could've happened, but didn't.
  • Fucked-up families and messy friendships which really, really aren't good for the characters, but they love each other very much anyway. I don't mind either characters finding ways to move past the fucked-upness and the relationships end up flourishing, or moving past fucked-up-ness and leaving what they don't want behind, but I also don't mind a constant cycle of messing up.
  • Found families!
  • Intense friendships which play a central role in the characters' lives.
  • For longer works, plotty fics are always welcome!
  • Characters finding ways to come to terms with themselves, with their pasts, and with their loved ones and/or finding their place in the world (think Circle of Life).
  • Characters who're broken, characters who're tired, characters who're lost, characters who refuse to be found, characters who're hurt over and over again, characters who never ever win, characters who've given up. And characters who love, characters who give, characters who're selfless and kind even after everything they've been through, characters who give their all and then some more to people they love, characters who never give up, characters who keep on hoping and keep on fighting even beyond the bitter end. And characters who're a mixture of both types.
  • I like all kinds of fic, so go wild—linear narrative, flashbacks, epistolary…whatever you think of is lovely, the more daring the better.
  • I love characters with flaws and unpleasant qualities! Awesome ladies can be awesome and flawed :).
  • Characters teasing and bantering with each other.
  • Iddy whump fic! (In general, bittersweet fics with lots of hurt (and not necessary comfort) and doom and gloom and/or politics and drama and plot hit my id very hard)
  • I don’t mind any type of POV (including second person!). In fact, POV switches and outside POVs on relationships would be lovely.
  • Time travel and time loops, especially timefuckery where everything is fucked up!
  • Competence porn!
  • I also adore people being messes and general failboats, because, uh, contradictions?
In art:
  • I adore all kinds of jewellery—the more elaborate the better!
  • And elaborate hairdos! And elaborate costumes!
  • I do, however, also enjoy seeing characters in their workaday attire, doing everyday things.
  • Characters with visible height differences from each other!
  • Elaborate weapons
  • Court settings with pomp and circumstance or everyday life are both things I enjoy seeing.
  • Studies in opposites
  • Limited palettes
  • Characters of color! (Racebending is awesome, too.)
  • Non-traditional art mediums would be welcome.

 


Art prompts:
General:

  • Characters doing things they love together (I know this sounds very pairing-specific, but I'd lovelovelove this for friends and/or parents and children and/or siblings, too).
  • Ceremonies and events (coronations, balls, feasts, weddings etc.)
  • Characters arguing or debating with each other.
  • Characters passionate with and about each other and about things they love
  • Characters fighting and having each other's backs!
  • Characters fighting and having each other's backs, and, for A:TLA, bending!
  • Characters facing each other across the battlefield (especially friends-turned-enemies)
  • For parents and children, older children taking care of their parents, or sharing a moment of quiet companionship with them
  • Gift-giving, both literal and metaphorical
  • Characters who look messy and/or rumpled and tired and way too fucking busy why is this my life
Pairing-specific:
  • Characters in a private moment
  • Casually intimate gestures
  • Kneeling and hand-kissing for pairings where I specify loyalty kink
  • Forehead kissing!
  • Day-to-day activities (eating, bathing, morning rituals etc.)
  • Characters being cheesy or tender or dorky or awkward with each other (or all or some of these!).

 


Trick likes

  • Dark places and enchantments which entrap people without their knowledge
  • Getting lost in creepy surroundings
  • Corruption and decay
  • Explorations of the darker side of magic (or its equivalent), especially magic that's considered 'good'
  • Exploration of the supernatural aspects of the canons
  • Angry sex, smut that gives off vibes of 'slightly creepy but in a way that can't be pinpointed'
  • Nature being eerily alive and dangerous
  • Characters trapped in vicious cycles
  • Characters who think they're 'not good enough' for their partner(s)
  • Situations where characters are blackmailed/coerced into doing things they don't want to do
  • Fucked-up families and friendships and relationships; people codependent to the point of almost-insanity, and far beyond anything healthy
  • Looking into messed-up characters' thought processes
  • Terrible things being done in the name of good by characters who see themselves as good. Perversion of the 'good' side of magic to do evil things.
  • Mindfucks and powerplay
  • Relationships where one characters is in love, but the other isn't
  • Characters who hate themselves and lash out at the world and do fucked-up things as a result
  • Really, really dark stories which end in the 'everyone dying' sort of tragedy
  • AUs where everything goes wrong
  • Basically, every dark thing not in my DNWs

 

Treat likes

  • Bittersweetness
  • Characters dancing and spending time outdoors
  • Characters in situations that shouldn't be funny, but are
  • If you have smut in your fic, I prefer sensuality to insert-tab-A-into-slot-B and graphic anatomical descriptions. Bantering and laughing during sex is lovely, as is gentleness.
  • Characters who're comfortable around each other, and who tease and laugh with each other
  • Slice-of-life fics and, for relationships, a look at all the quirks/annoyances of cohabitation
  • Casual situations and everyday annoyances
  • Characters playing pranks on each other
  • Generally over-the-top things played straight
  • Drama interspersed with humor!
  • Starlight and warm colors and pastels for art

 


Fandom-specific (and more on the fic-specific side; apologies for that) likes for Tolkien:

  • There aren't enough fics based on the Myths Transformed version of Middle-earth, and if that's something you'd like to explore, I'd love that, especially a more scientifically accurate (and sometimes, to my mind, a more tragic-and-dark-but-beautiful) vision of Middle-earth. (Other versions would also be wonderful, of course! This is just a specific thing I don't see much of.)
  • I love the fact that Tolkien's canon is a patchwork of different stories and mythologies, both in the Doylist and Watsonian sense, and fic exploring that would be wonderful.
  • Linked with the points above, I'm interested in lived vs. written stories, and Those Pesky Historians, and how unseen forces affect history.
  • The mortals and Elves/free will and destiny debate and the role of the Valar would be a wonderful thing to read about—I'd love exploration of any of the philosophical questions of Tolkien's world, really, but especially this, as detailed in the Athrabeth and writings about the role of the Valar.
  • I love the way magic and power operate in Tolkien's world—the work he's done to make it believable is wonderful. Writing a green sun, indeed! Anything you can write about this would be welcome and much-adored.
  • I especially love the Ñoldor and Númenor, although every Age of Middle-earth holds my heart.
  • For interspecies relationships, I'd love to see an emphasis on otherness and trying to understand each other.

And Star Wars:
  • I'm more than fine with the EU, both the new EU and the old. I confess I'm not very familiar with it, but I love obscure EU details and characters nevertheless—if there's anything I don't know, I'll look it up on Wookiepedia. So go wild! (I know I've propounded upon my dislike of Rebels, but don't take it to heart—I dislike the show itself, but I'll love your interpretation as long as my requested character plays the main role, and Kanan and Ezra stay out of sight, and preferably far, far away.)
  • I'm interested in the way the Jedi fail. If the attachment thing is what you love, then go with it, but I'd also love to see a different take. I've always wondered why the Jedi—a religious order which you could leave if you wanted to—are considered wrong for the non-attachment thing (and I admit that the demonization of Buddhist culture and lumping different kinds of Buddhism plus a few other Eastern religions together isn't my favourite thing!). I'd love a take on the Jedi where the Jedi's failings are that it's not made more explicit that leaving is OK, that they get too bogged down in politics instead of doing what's right, and that they encourage attachment in the form of the (very close) Master/Padawan relationship (and whatever else faults, I'm sure there are many!). A respectful take on so-called 'Eastern' religions would be much appreciated!
  • Regarding Anakin—I understand his position, and where he's coming from, but 'it's all Obi-Wan's/Yoda's/Padmé's/Qui-Gon's fault' is not my thing, and I have zero sympathy for the fact that he killed little children. Reluctantly, maybe, (and not-so-reluctantly with the Tuskens) but he killed little children, and I don't really like that. At all. What I would enjoy is an AU where Anakin left the Jedi because he realized that he wanted attachments.
  • Or just ignoring the attachments things in favour of all the ships is fine as well!

 

Avatar: The Last Airbender
For both tricks and treats, I'd love to see an exploration of bending! For treats, something about characters having fun or learning or even exploring the roots of bending, maybe, and for tricks, something about the darker side of bending, and how characters use that darker side?
For tricks, A:TLA is plenty fucked-up, especially in the child soldiers direction, or in the Gaang's childhoods. (Fluffy childhood moments etc. are welcome, too!)
Parents are very important in the A:TLA universe; again, this can go both to the trick side and the treat side, and I'd love to see fucked-up parenting or good parenting (and maybe both, and maybe even in the same person!).
Spirits! A:TLA spirits range from friendly to downright malicious, so, again, this is fertile territory for both tricks and treats! I'd love to see something about the spirit world, or perhaps the Foggy Swamp.

Azula
I ship Ty Lee/Azula, as dark as you can go. And by dark, I mean dark. Dub-con, powerplay, mindfucks—throw them all at me, and I'll love it! Loyalty, of course, and tragedy, and anger and passion and also auras, and I just want dark, dark fic and art. Gen things I'd love include Azula and Ursa, Azula and Ozai, Azula and Zuko, Azula's fucked-up childhood. Especially: touch me and you'll burn. I'd love to see Azula in all her messed-up glory, hating and loving her parents and brother, cast adrift without Zuko's luck (and that's the ultimate irony) in finding someone who'd teach her right and wrong.
And fire! Fire-themed art is everything, especially fire-themed art of Azula and her family. And this is obviously not a requirement, but if you need something to get you started, I love Azula's and Zuko's family picture burning up in, I think it was The Beach?

Katara
Lowkey Aang/Katara is fine, but mostly, I love gen. Gen things I adore include Katara and Zuko, Katara and Toph, Katara and Suki, Katara and Sokka, Katara and all the Gaang, Katara with Kanna, Katara and Kya, Katara as the last Southern waterbender, and Katara as a teacher, a friend, a mother.
The A:TLA world is very explicitly misogynist, especially the Northern Water Tribe, but LoK seems to be a much more equal world; what role does Katara and the rest of the Gaang play in bringing that about? Or maybe something to do with Katara finding her place as a waterbender. Or post-canon, what does Katara do? Or Katara and Zuko as friends—I don't ship them, but I do find their friendship intriguing, as they're so similar and yet so different. How would they work?
For shippy things, Katara/Yue, which I've expanded upon in the Yue section. Or sisters-in-arms (except with a lot more romance ;))! Katara and Suki fighting together, living together, loving together. Kick-ass women kicking ass, action, adventure! And all the bittersweet fluffiness is also lovely. (Post-canon getting together would be wonderful—it can always be after Aang's death, just before LoK, if you don't want to break Katara and Aang up, or maybe after Tenzin's born?)
Waterbending! I'd love to see action poses, Katara and water and how they fit, or bloodbending for something darker. Or maybe Katara spending time with a grown-up Gaang? Or Katara as a warrior. Or maybe Katara, post-canon and grown up, doing what she's always wanted to do—helping people. Or maybe some Katara and Toph bonding time, because their friendship is so, so lovely.

Kyoshi, Yangchen
How do Avatars adapt to being thrust into a world of alien cultures and people, and regarded as a god among them? How do they react to this, by clinging tighter to their culture and heritage or letting it go altogether? Basically, I'd love culture clashes and cultural exploration, and a journey to find balance.
If you could translate culture clashes into art, that'd be wonderful! Other than that, maybe F/F with an OC, or either Kyoshi or Yangchen displaying their Avatar powers, or Kyoshi and Yangchen bonding in the afterlife?
Or Kyoshi/Yangchen or Kyoshi/Yangchen/Raava, maybe? Spirit World shenanigans! I'm sure that Raava communicates (*cough cough*) not only with Avatars present, but with Avatars past too! I'd love to see something about the role of the Avatar, and what Kyoshi's and Yangchen's views of that are, and what Raava's views are. Culture clashes, basically, and misunderstandings based on the fact that one of them is an extremely powerful spirit who used to live in their bodies, and the other two are humans, albeit dead humans from two completely different cultures.
(And I'd love to see them either together or separately; they're both lumped in together here because I like the same things for them.)

Yue
Yue is the Moon spirit, and, of course, spirit shenanigans! Maybe her adjusting to being a spirit, or not-so-subtly meddling in human affairs? Or Yue pre-canon and spirit shenanigans stills, and something about Northern Water Tribe culture, maybe?
Any F/F ship would be lovely! Katara/Yue is something I've discovered recently; we know Katara has a special connection to the moon (and I resisted making a joke out of it! So proud of myself), and it's not difficult to extrapolate from there! Yue visiting Katara in her dreams, maybe and dreamsex? Or Katara visiting the Spirit Oasis post-canon, and communing with the moon? Either way, I'd love something about the moon and about waterbending, please!

Zuko
Ran and Sho with and/or discussing Zuko in the series timeline, maybe? Or Zuko discovering Druk? Zuko and the dragons is a things I love.
I'd also love Zuko’s growth, and his loss of innocence, his redemption and dealing with the conseqeuences of his past (all of them, in all their messiness), and the moments of coming into his own. Zuko navigating Fire Nation politics is also lovely, but don’t let him run away from his responsibilities to go on non-family-related field-trips—in other words, don’t make Zuko Aang, though Zuko and Aang friendship, is, of course, lovely. Zuko with his family, and the effect his family has on him (all of them—Azula, Ozai, Ursa, Lu Ten, Iroh) is also lovely, and for Ozai especially, but also the rest of the family, non-graphic child abuse and emotional neglect is more than OK, and Zuko dealing with the consequences would also be wonderful.
I love the various friendships Zuko forms, and bittersweet friendship with a touch of angst between various other members of the Gaang and Zuko would be welcome, as would exploration of friendship dynamics.


Harry Potter
Magic! Again, I'd love to see explorations of both the dark, not-so-dark, and in-between magics, especially the inbetweens (how do you call something Dark Magic? Where do you draw the line? And how blurred is the aforesaid line?).
Several of the characters are, ahem, magical beings, magical creatures (except obviously not, because they're people, and even that word is a perfect embodiment of prejudice against them). An exploration of the magic and mechanics of this would be lovely. How do other people see them? How do they see themselves? And, of course, dealing with prejudice and discrimination is more than fine.
HP is rife with weird, wacky, and wonderful(ly spooky) settings and magical artefacts, and I'd love to see them incorporated into your story/artwork.
War and how horrible it is, and how it tears people apart and is really, really fucked-up. Also, for both tricks and treats, and where it's applicable, Order of the Phoenix missions!
Jokes and pranks! I love this aspect of the books, and I'd adore seeing both a lighthearted take on this, and pranks gone wrong.
Ghosts! HP 'verse ghosts are more treat material than trick material, but I'd also love darkness.
Inferi and other Dark Creatures!
The politics and structure of the magical world, and also how the Order works. Basically, the nitty-gritty details we didn't see in the books. We only got a general overview of how magical society functions (I imagine Hogwarts is very isolated from the rest of society), and that through Harry's limited PoV, and I'd love to know more.

Albus Dumbledore
I'm very interested in Dumbledore's brand of morality; I don't like it (and there's a bit too much of the 'for the greater good' stuff involved for me to be 100% comfortable with how he works), but I understand where he's coming from and why he does the things he does. What's your take on this?
Dumbledore/Grindelwald! I 'ship this very, very much, and I'd love to see anything about them, ranging from dark (and possibly AU) to bittersweet. Again, explorations of morality would be lovely. Things I'd enjoy include Dumbledore and Grindelwald when they were young, Dumbledore looking back on his past, an exploration about why Dumbledore waited so long to duel Grindelwald, and Dumbledore visiting Grindelwald (or a variation on that theme!) in Nurmengard after his fall.
I'd love to see Dumbledore as a teacher and a Headmaster, and how he interacts with and relates to his students. Again, I have mixed feelings about the roles he played, so I'm willing to be swayed any way you want to take it.
I'd love any and all explorations of Dumbledore's morality and how this affect his actions as a teacher and a s a leader, and how his worldview was affected by his past actions and his perception of it being necessary to atone for them.

Fleur Delacour
I adore Fleur femslash! Ginny/Fleur, Tonks/Fleur, and Gabrielle/Fleur are my main 'ships, but I'd love to see anything—convince me to ship your rarepair! I'd also love gen with lowkey Bill/Fleur.
I've talked about Fleur/Tonks in the Fleur section. For Fleur/Ginny Ginny noticing all the little things which annoy her about Fleur, and going on and on about these things, sounds suspiciously like the beginnings of a crush to me! I don't mind either unrequited love or an AU, but whichever it is, I'd love snark and banter and Fleur's accent. I'd adore Ginny being annoyed and infatuated at the same time, and Fleur's obliviousness would be an added bonus! For Fleur/Gabrielle, sistercest! Please no underage Gabrielle (unless it's Gabrielle having an unrequited crush on Fleur, with absolutely no reciprocation on Fleur's part, in which case, yes, please!), but other than that, I'd love anything ranging from dark to sweet and gentle.
Cultural clashes! I'd adore seeing misunderstandings, whether angst-y or funny.
I'd love to see a positive spin on the femme fatale-ness of Fleur's Veela blood, and/or just anything about the Veela in general.

Lily Evans
Of the characters I've requested for HP, Lily's probably the person we know least about; most of what we hear about her is from biased, second-hand accounts, and we never quite get a full picture of her beyond 'brilliant witch, Head Girl, and Harry's mother' (which, of course, was the tragedy, the fact that she died so young and with so much unachieved potential, but. I want to know more). I'd love to see Lily as a member of the Order of the Phoenix, and her life after she finishes school in general. Does she work, or devote herself full time to the Order? What are her encounters with Voldemort like?
Or when she's in school, something about her and her friends, maybe, or her classes, or Lily as Head Girl.
Lily and Remus, Sirius, and Peter—how do they get along? Are they jealous of her? Are they friends? Study-buddies? I'd especially love to see Lily and Remus interacting.
What are her flaws? She can't be a perfect person, of course, and I see her as an idealist. But does she have a vicious streak? Is she petty, sometimes? Annoying? I'd love to see her as a good, kind, but still very much flawed person.
I 'ship James/Lily, as well as any and all F/F ships you can think up (but especially Lily/Alice). For James/Lily, I love bittersweetness and how James won over Lily, and I'd love to see Lily's point of view of their romance. And I can imagine Lily/Alice going two ways—either them being girlfriends when they were in Hogwarts, or a canon divergence AU where Lily ends up with Alice instead of James (or perhaps James dies but Lily doesn't?). Something slice-of-life-y, perhaps? For the AU situation, I'd love to see what would change, and what wouldn't.
All the Lily lives AUs, really.

Narcissa Malfoy
For 'ships. I very very much love Andromeda/Bellatrix/Narcissa. I'd love something dark and fucked-up (but not non-con) for this pairing, and it's not a 'ship that's likely to end well. Either when they're younger (and betrayal and angst on both sides, after Andromeda leaves?) or DH-era, and the fucked-up-ness that would entail. (In fic, any two of this constellation as endgame is fine, as long as OT3 is the predominant pairing.) I'd love to see the similarities and differences between them, especially with regard to Andromeda and the others.
Narcissa finally choosing her son over Voldemort is one of my favourite moments of the series, and anything about that!
How does life go on after the war? What does Narcissa do? Does she reconnect with her sister? Get a job? Does life go on for her, or does everything remain at a standstill?
I love how she seems so calm and collected, but for people she cares about, she can be very passionate. Also I love her disdainful manner!
Again, characters with dubious morality <3. Please no alwaysgood!Narcissa—I'd love a more complicated exploration of her character.

Nymphadora Tonks
Metamorphmagi! I'd love an exploration of Tonks' Metamorphmagus-ness. Does it get her into scrapes? Does she occasionally have identity crises?
I'd love any F/F; Fleur/Tonks is what I'm most interested in right now, but show me your most eclectic crackships and convince me! I'm also more than fine with lowkey Remus/Tonks.
I confess I adore Fleur/Tonks mostly for its visual potential, and yes, this is a more art-heavy prompt than fic-heavy. For once! I love Tonks' Metamorphmagus abilities, and something playing with that would be wonderful. I just want to see them laughing together! And something playing up their differences, perhaps? (And maybe Tonks pining not for Remus, but for Fleur in HBP?)
I'd love something about Tonks' clumsy, carefree personality, and how so essentially cool she is. And maybe something about Andromeda and Tonks?
Tonks as an Auror and as a member of the Order. I'd love to see her on missions, or at an Order meeting, or working with her colleagues.

Remus Lupin
What is being a werewolf like? And what is being Remus like? What sort of relationship does he have with other people? His friends (and MWPP, of course, but also friends outside them)? Parents? Teachers?
I like Remus' passive-aggressive, mildly dickish side, and his (understandable) desire to not stick out—any explorations of this would be welcome. And Remus being unable to rein his friends in, but also Remus as a prankster—he's a wonderfully complicated character, which is what I adore about him.
Remus being the last of his friends, and one of the few members of the Order who survived the First War, whatever you choose to do with that.
Dark AUs, happy AUs, all sorts of AUs! I only ask that they be some variety of canon divergence.
I 'ship Remus/Sirius and Remus/James (and background Remus/OMC and Sirius/James is more than fine), and lowkey Remus/Tonks. For Remus/James, I'd love something either fucked-up or bittersweet. For Remus/Sirius, any era would be lovely, and, again, either bittersweetness or fucked-up-ness (although happiness Hogwarts-era would be more than welcome).
Also, prompts for darkfic: the Werewolf Registry (and wizards in general) treating Remus like an animal, fucked up things he has to do to earn a living etc.


Star Wars Original Trilogy
General fandom-specific likes for Star Wars
The Republic has so many planets, and I'd love to see both spooky and funny settings (and denizens of aforesaid planets); the more unusual, the better!
Drawing, again, on the settings: how do planets shape their inhabitants? On the trick side, I feel like there's potential for a planet that's 'alive' (and maybe on the treat side too, if you can spin it).
For tricks, I'd love to see an exploration of the Dark Side, whatever you think that is, however you define it, and, again: how dark is Dark? Where is the line drawn?
Characters getting into predicaments because they're not familiar with the culture of other planets!I'd love to see cultural mishaps and accidents for treats.

Leia Organa
I 'ship Han/Luke/Leia, Leia/Toryn Farr, Leia/Jyn, and Leia/Mon Mothma (see my Mon Mothma section for the last one).
Leia with Rey, Leia as a Senator, a Princess, a soldier, a General, Leia in Alderaan with her parents and friends (and Sabé? Ahsoka? Rex? Cody?), Leia being part of the New Republic, Leia with Ben Organa, Leia's (complicated) relationship with Anakin, Leia and Padmé (especially Padmé lives AUs) and/or the Naberries, Leia on Naboo pre-ANH, Leia training to be—and becoming—a Jedi, Leia with Luke and Han.
I'd love to see Leia dealing with the aftermath of Ben's choice, or maybe Leia and Rey, or shippy OT3 fic or Leia as part of the Rebellion, or post-RotJ, rebuilding what was lost. I'd love to see SW politics and how Leia handles the overlap of political and personal.
For Han/Luke/Leia, I love the messy dynamics and political manoeuvring and adventure and philosophy and all other stuff this entails. Messiness is lovely, and all the angst and conflict (especially over Leia's and Luke's birth family) and guilt and general fucked-up things, although love and trust and mutual support and 'let's see who kicks ass best' competitions are also great.
Junior officer and commander! Loyalty kink! I'd especially love to see how the Rebellion works, so, for fic, a day-in-the-life would be great. For art, maybe them discussing some plans together, or Leia giving a command, or kissing during a stolen moment?
Leia/Jyn: Maybe Jyn is supposed to meet a Rebel Alliance contact on Alderaan or Coruscant, and it turns out be Princess Leia herself? I'd love to see them snarking at each other—their personalities seem to be built to clash—and carrying out a mission together, and perhaps slowly falling for each other? Rogue One speculation is more than welcome!
Space braids! Hairstyles are a special turn-on for me, especially for Leia, especially if they're practical as well as pretty, as most of her styles are. Other than that, art with Leia and her family (whatever your definition of this is), and Leia with a lightsaber, and just Leia being awesome. I'd especially love seeing what you think Alderaan would have looked like!

Mon Mothma
Ships I 'ship include Leia/Mon Mothma and Padmé/Mon Mothma. Gen I'd adore: Mon Mothma and the Delegation of Two Thousand, Mon Mothma and the Rebels, Mon Mothma with her family (EU children and partner, or parents if you don't like that bit of the EU), Obi-Wan and Mon Mothma. [Please note my dislike of the Rebels TV show.]
I'd love Leia/Mon Mothma fic in any form. Specific prompts include mentorship (you can spin this on the gen angle if you want, too), politican-ly peers and in a casual relationship (before Leia gets together with Han, though—and either of these could also fit Padmé?), or Leia going to Mon Mothma for help with the Resistance after Ben Falls, and finding comfort in an old friend maybe wasn't part of the plan and certainly not officially sanctioned, but... Or if you want RotS-era things, Mon Mothma planning the Rebellion, and lots of politics! Or an origin story, because I haven't seen any. Or a Padmé lives AU? Because I adore those, both gen and shippy, and I'd love to see Mon Mothma shelter Padmé (and maybe Sabé and Obi-Wan, who come along for the ride—orgies, anyone?) for a little while, before their little ragtag band truly goes on the run. And in a different but not-unrelated prompt, I have a strange fascination with seeing Mon Mothma and Obi-Wan interact—any premise you can think up, any time period.
Genevieve O'Reilly has an almost creepy resemblance to Caroline Blakiston in the new Rogue One trailer, so her face is fine as reference for RotS Mon Mothma, but I do prefer Caroline Blakiston's slightly different face to Genevieve O'Reilly's version for the OT. Either way, her costume is gorgeous, and she even looks inspiring. Maybe her giving a speech, perhaps to the Senate? Or the Rebellion or the New Republic? Or, I adore her quotes about war from the EU (can't recall the specific novels, sorry, but one of my favourites has got to be when she does what amounts to forcing Luke to take his head out of his ass), so something based on that? Or the Delegation of Two Thousand and the Cantham House meetings. I just adore Mon Mothma as a leader and politician. Or Leia and Mon Mothma—Mon Mothma mentoring Leia, or the two of them just talking. Or something pre-TFA but only by a few years, a quiet love scene, General Organa and the former leader of the Rebellion and of the New Republic. Also Mon Mothma and Padmé looking out at Coruscant, shippy or gen-like, whichever way you swing. And as above, Mon Mothma and Obi-Wan interaction, either with some backstory or delightfully context-free—I don't mind either way!


Star Wars Prequel Trilogy
General fandom-specific likes for Star Wars
The Republic has so many planets, and I'd love to see both spooky and funny settings (and denizens of aforesaid planets); the more unusual, the better!
Drawing, again, on the settings: how do planets shape their inhabitants? On the trick side, I feel like there's potential for a planet that's 'alive' (and maybe on the treat side too, if you can spin it).
For tricks, I'd love to see an exploration of the Dark Side, whatever you think that is, however you define it, and, again: how dark is Dark? Where is the line drawn?
Characters getting into predicaments because they're not familiar with the culture of other planets!I'd love to see cultural mishaps and accidents for treats.

Beru Whitesun
Beru with her family and friends, Beru growing up, Beru and Luke, Beru in the desert.
I'd love a story about Beru's childhood and teenage years. Maybe Beru comes from Mos Eisley or Mos Espa, and her life as a merchant's daughter. Or your own version of her backstory—or the EU one, if it exists. Or maybe her blossoming romance with Owen? Or some fluffy little Luke and Beru with suitably dark undertones. Or Beru in her last moments. Or Beru with friends (or a girlfriend!), and friendly banter and day-to-day life in Tatooine.
I'd love to see any art about Beru, really, since there's a huge dearth of Beru art, but especially Beru with baby Luke, because adorableness, or Beru reading to Luke. Or Beru framed in the binary sunset (binary sunset porn is my favourite thing) or ghost!Beru standing amidst flames. Or both. Both is good. I'd also love to see what you think younger Beru would have looked like, maybe as a teenager or little girl, maybe with friends or family.

Padmé Amidala
'Ships include Padmé/Sabé (or any of the other handmaidens), Padmé/Mon Mothma, Padmé/Breha, and Padmé/Siri Tachi.
Queen Amidala, Senator Amidala, Padmé and Mon Mothma and/or Bail Organa and/or Breha Organa, Padmé and Obi-Wan and/or Ahsoka, Padmé with her handmaidens, Padmé and her family. All the Padmé lives AUs, and anything with Padmé being awesome, because my biggest problem with the PT (other than the dialogue) is the writers not letting Padmé live up to her full potential.
A Padmé lives AU where Padmé becomes a Rebel leader, please! She can die when Leia and Luke are young, or watch from the sidelines during the OT, if you want to keep canon as-is, but canon divergence would also be lovely, as would Padmé/Sabé.
For Padmé/Sabé, Queen and handmaiden on Naboo or later political intrigue would be lovely, with all the loyalty kink! I'm also very interested in Padmé lives AUs. And this doesn't even have to be very AU! Everything can go as planned in the OT! And Leia's remembering her mother in RotJ makes a little more sense! Basically, I'd love Padmé and Sabé being rebel leaders together.
For Padmé/Siri, an AU where Padmé falls in love with Siri instead of Anakin, please (with Siri living, of course)? What would change, and what wouldn't? How would Padmé falling in love with Siri come about? Would Siri leave the Jedi for Padmé? For art, I'd love them laughing together, or slow-dancing.
Padmé/Breha: I'd love to see either a Padmé lives AU where she takes refuge on Alderaan, or Padmé and Breha during Padmé's time as a Senator—perhaps they meet through Bail and fall in love? For art, I'd love to see them either at a ball, dancing together or kissing in a dark corner, or having a picnic somewhere outdoors on Alderaan.
If you're writing canon 'verse, I definitely don't mind glossing over her romance with Anakin to focus on other aspects of her life—her family, her friendships, her work. And Padmé with Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, maybe a night out, and Jedi and Senate politics being discussed, and friends doing friend things.
Two of my favourite things collide: space hairstyles and costume porn. Also, there is a shortage of Padmé/Sabé art, and art where Ahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Padmé are awesome, chill friends. Yes? Yes. Fluffy, majestic, angsty...as long as Padmé's in it, I guarantee I'll love anything you draw.

Shmi Skywalker
Shmi/The Force is my OTP (yes, I am serious). For gen, Shmi with Anakin, Shmi after Anakin was freed, Shmi before Anakin, or Shmi as a young girl.
I'd love an origin story for Shmi, or something about her and her family—how did she gain her strong set of values? Or maybe the relationships, both platonic and romantic, she forms with other slaves. I'd love to see Tatooine culture and legends, and borderline Force-sensitive Shmi would be a delight!
Shmi caring for Anakin would be a treat to see—maybe putting him to bed, or watching him play with friends. Or Shmi and a (female) partner, in a quiet moment together. I'd love to see Shmi alone in the desert, and I'd love to see how you visualize Anakin's conception (this is where Shmi/The Force comes in!). Or any sort of F/F!pregnancy, really.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars
General fandom-specific likes for Star Wars
The Republic has so many planets, and I'd love to see both spooky and funny settings (and denizens of aforesaid planets); the more unusual, the better!
Drawing, again, on the settings: how do planets shape their inhabitants? On the trick side, I feel like there's potential for a planet that's 'alive' (and maybe on the treat side too, if you can spin it).
For tricks, I'd love to see an exploration of the Dark Side, whatever you think that is, however you define it, and, again: how dark is Dark? Where is the line drawn?
Characters getting into predicaments because they're not familiar with the culture of other planets!I'd love to see cultural mishaps and accidents for treats.

Ahsoka Tano
Ahsoka and Barriss, Ahsoka and Anakin, Ahsoka with Obi-Wan, Ahsoka with the clone troopers, Ahsoka and Padmé, Ahoska post-RotS facing down Vader (whether in reality or in her dreams, I just want her mourning her master), Ahsoka the Rebel. (The last two not as in Rebels, because I—dislike that series)
Temple is something we see very little of in fic—I want more! I'd also adore Ahsoka as a Rebel, setting up the network, recruiting for the Alliance, maybe dropping in on little Leia (and not knowing she's Anakin's daughter, for the extra angst factor). And if you want to go the Padmé lives direction, I'd love Padmé, Sabé, and Ahsoka, forming the Rebel Alliance together. (OT3, anyone? Or OT4, if Mon Mothma wants to join in?) Or an AU where Ahsoka is Obi-Wan's padawan instead of Anakin's (and I'd love it if you managed to include 'You never would have made it as Obi-Wan's Padawan', suitably modified for circumstances, of course—maybe Anakin's just a little jealous, because we all know how possesive he is?), and what would change, and what wouldn't (basically an excuse for Obi-Wan and Ahsoka to interact, because yessss. Also, even if you don't go with that AU, Obi-Wan working behind the scenes to exonerate Ahsoka in Season Five, anyone? Or an AU where Anakin doesn't find Ventress in time and Obi-Wan decides to take action?)
I crave baby Ahsoka art, but older Ahsoka and action wouldn't go amiss either. Or, if you really want to hit me where it hurts, angst! Anything after Anakin's Fall, maybe featuring Obi-Wan, maybe Ahoska alone. (Ahsoka alone. Hah.) Or...this is very specific, but that last scene in TCW where Ahsoka's leaving, framed by the pillar-things in the Temple? A mirror of that, her re-entering the Temple and seeing the destruction Anakin wrought?


The Force Awakens
General fandom-specific likes for Star Wars
The Republic has so many planets, and I'd love to see both spooky and funny settings (and denizens of aforesaid planets); the more unusual, the better!
Drawing, again, on the settings: how do planets shape their inhabitants? On the trick side, I feel like there's potential for a planet that's 'alive' (and maybe on the treat side too, if you can spin it).
For tricks, I'd love to see an exploration of the Dark Side, whatever you think that is, however you define it, and, again: how dark is Dark? Where is the line drawn?
Characters getting into predicaments because they're not familiar with the culture of other planets!I'd love to see cultural mishaps and accidents for treats.

Phasma
Phasma/Rey and Phasma/Jessika are my 'ships, and for gen, Phasma as a commander, Phasma's origin story, Phasma as a young Stormtrooper rising through the ranks, and how Phasma gained her name.
I'd love to any version of Phasma you write—a fanatic who believes firmly in the ideals of the First Order, a commander who loves her job, a soldier doing her job (and doing it well). I'd adore redemption stories, but an easy redemption arc is not my thing—I'd love to see her conflicted, trapped in a dilemma, maybe confused as to why FN-2187 would do what he does, and it spinballs from there. Or, alternately, a day-in-the life thing (but please no Hux, period). Or maybe an origin story? Or dark Rey/Phasma? Dark femslash with fucked-up power dynamics is always the greatest, and I'd love to see a Stockholm Syndrome-type prisoner/jailer fic.
I love Phasma's armour—so shiny! For some reason, the helmet and regular clothing worn together is a major kink for me. Also loyalty kink—I'd love to see (a) female Stormtrooper(s) kneeling to Phasma, or Phasma kneeling to Rey (or vice versa). Rey being held prisoner and Phasma looming over her is also a Thing for me (or, again, vice versa; and if so, Phasma stripped of her armour (and it being scattered around her?) would also be great). And a hand on the prisoner's jaw, turning her face to the jailer.

Rey
Ships: Rey/Phasma (see Phasma section for details), Rey/Jessika, Rey/Female Resistance Pilot, Rey/OFC On Jakku.
Rey learning to be a Jedi, Rey and Leia, Rey bonding with Finn and Poe (but especially Finn), Rey on Jakku, Rey as either a Skywalker or a Kenobi, Rey and Obi-Wan (whether as a Kenobi or otherwise, maybe just him watching over her, and especially 'these are your first steps').
Rey training with Luke, and maybe her heritage? Or I'd adore femslash, especially bittersweet femslash, partings and letting go. (Also, if you're doing Rey as a Kenobi, trans man Obi-Wan/the Force and immaculate conception? Yes?) I'd adore angst, because Rey is made for bittersweet angst and there just isn't enough of it out there.
For Rey/OFC, Rey wasn't completely alone on Jakku once upon a time. I know this has to end in tragedy (or at least mutual separation), but for the duration of the story I'd like a fierce, passionate, but ultimately gentle love.
For Rey/Jessika or Rey/any female Resistance pilot, partners in crime—flying together, whoever you choose being Rey's right hand (and yes, hand jokes welcome. Also Han jokes). Or maybe love in unexpected places? Whichever you choose, I’d love something gentle, something about companionship. I don't mind either during TFA or post-TFA, and if post-TFA, speculation on the direction the next movie will go would be lovely!
Ooh, I adore any kind of Rey art, but especially happy art or Rey with her lightsaber and/or staff (maybe she could wield a lightstaff, like Maul in TPM? That I'd love love love to see!). I prefer pastels for her, and I have a Very Big Thing for fabric porn, so that would be gorgeous.


The Lord of the Rings
Fandom-specific likes for Tolkien
Nature that comes alive! Tolkien is rife with this, in both friendly and not-so-friendly forms, and I'd love this for both tricks and treats.
I love Tolkien's evolving views on Darkness and Light, and the nature of evil, and any exploration of that would be welcome, again for both tricks and treats.
Fix-it AUs, especially F/F-y fix-it AUs, for treats!
Tolkien's dead are spooky but also sad, ranging from housless Elven fëar to the Barrow-wights to the faces in the Dead Marshes to the men who broke their promise to Isildur and linger on. This is decidedly trick territory, and I'd love any exploration of the dead who linger on Middle-earth after their time is up.
The Rings! The Nazgûl are of special interest to me, and I'd love explorations of power and inherent darkness.
Cults based around the worship of Melkor (and Sauron) exist, and, for darkfic, I'd love to see more about those cults!
All things Darkness and Light, really—I'm very fascinated by how these polar opposites work in Tolkien's world (and you can go back right to the beginning, to the Music, if you like), and how Arda is both grim and uplifting at the same time.

Arwen
Ships I 'ship include Arwen/Goldberry, Arwen/Éowyn, Arwen/Éowyn/Lothíriel, Lothíriel/Arwen, Arwen/Gilraen, Arwen/Ioreth, Lírien/Arwen, and Arwen/Tauriel. Gen things I'd love to see include Arwen as the Queen of Gondor, Arwen adjusting to mortality, Arwen and Elanor Gardner.
I'd love to see Arwen adjusting to her new mortality and its consequences, as well as her role as Queen of Gondor. For Arwen and Elanor, something about Elanor being very excited to see the Elven Queen she's heard so much of? Eventual Arwen & Elanor friendship would, of course, be much appreciated.
Arwen/Goldberry: Arwen stumbles upon a strange woman early in the Third Age, in the peacetime, maybe? Or after Aragorn's death, finding some hope and comfort in life while she waits to pass? Either way, I'd love something about mortality and loss, and about love in all its myriad forms. A bittersweet tone would be lovely. Arwen with her female relatives! I'd love to see fluff and angst and relationship advice—perhaps Arwen coming to terms with her mortality? Or Arwen grieving for her mother (and telling her children stories of her mother)?
Arwen/Éowyn/Lothíriel and its sub-ships: politics! Politics galore, please, and also queens finding themselves away from home and taking comfort from their peers. I don't mind infidelity, but open relationships would be so much better! I'd also like a bit more about the Rohirrim. I love horses, so if you could include equestrian detail in the fic that'd also be lovely.
For Arwen/Tauriel/Lírien and its subships, I'd love adventure and loyalty and music, and meetings beneath trees in starlight.
Arwen/Gilraen: Oooh, I love this for its awkward connotations. A gentle fic, if portraying their relationship, but I'd also love a look at the awkwardness that would result—“Aragorn, I've already met your Mother. In fact, I've gone down on her too many times to count”. A relationship not based on love, but mutual loss and comfort, staving away loneliness, would be an added bonus. I'd also love bonding, and discussions/portrayals of mortality and immortality. What does Arwen's mother-in-law think about her? Surely they must have spent time together in Rivendell, possibly in the years before Arwen was betrothed, but after Aragorn had gone away. Did Aragorn's youthful crush result in mutual embarrassment? Or did they laugh over it? And I'd love advice, given and received, and also Elven vs. human perceptions of passing time. Arwen/Gilraen in the window of time between Aragorn going away and their betrothal would be lovely.
For Arwen/Ioreth, as with with Arwen/Gilraen, I'd like learning and teaching for this, a mutual relationship, gentle, but bittersweet, and dealing with mortality and loss.
Maybe Arwen staring out at Gondor or standing in a clearing? For art, I'd prefer to see an Arwen who doesn't resemble Liv Tyler too closely, although general face ref is, of course, more than fine! I also have a very vague and probably-not-very-executable prompt, but if it's at all possible, I'd love to see Arwen as an immortal who has chosen mortality, and her position between two worlds because of this.

 

Finduilas of Dol Amroth
Gen I'd love includes Finduilas and her family, Finduilas with her children, and Finduilas adjusting to Gondor.
Finduilas/Denethor in which they really do love each other, but in a fucked-up way, would be wonderful, as would bittersweet family fic in Gondor. I'd also love to hear about a lover from Finduilas' youth.
Or Finduilas longing for the sea, maybe, or Finduilas with her children, or both? And Finduilas/Uinen? (Or Finduilas and Uinen) Maybe Finduilas used to go down to the sea and talk to it when she lived in Dol Amroth? Or maybe, after she dies, the sea claims her? Feel free to go wildly AU with this! For Finduilas/Uinen art, I'd love to see waves, and the sea, and a blue palette. (Wild idea you should feel free to ignore: the sea literally rising up to embrace Finduilas?)
I'd also love to see Finduilas/Mithrellas/Nimrodel, which I know sounds very crack ship-y, but if they didn't leave Middle-earth, it could actually work!

Galadriel
An AU where Galadriel will take the Ring and become a great and terrible Queen, and all shall love her, and despair. I'd also adore Galadriel fighting Sauron, fighting the long defeat, a battle that's been raging for years. Or Galadriel/Nimrodel(/Mithrellas), perhaps, in Lórien? Or, Galadriel and Goldberry are two beings so different from each other and each very powerful in their own way—what would happen if they met? (If you go with this, something slightly eerie, please, something about magic and the roots of Middle-earth.) Or Galadriel with Celebrían, Celebrían's childhood spent in Lórien, or later, the two of them in Imladris, or (for maximum angst) after Celebrían was attacked, or maybe a reunion at the start of the Fourth Age.
Movie!Galadriel is fine (I may or may not be more than a little in love with Cate Blanchett) but I'd also love to see your version of Galadriel, and for her, I'd love something to do with starlight and trees, and I'd also love to see how mallorn trees look like (to my mind, the movie did a very poor job of that).If you're OK with Hobbit movies (but this is totally 100% optional), I'd love to see an exploration of the potential the movies didn't show—her taking down Dol Guldur, as per movie 'verse, except not in a 'I really need to be rescued now' way, and something about what she's learned and how far she's come, but not far enough yet? And for pairings, for the movies, Galadriel/Tauriel! Power dynamics and Galadriel teaching Tauriel (and perhaps learning from her a little, too). Maybe Tauriel visits Lórien post-BotFA, or pre-canon? Or you can go AU, with Tauriel ending up as the ambassador of Mirkwood in LotR instead of Legolas, and once they reach Lórien, she obviously has to pay her respects to its ruler...
And if Silm!Galadriel is fine (again, no pressure, I'd love to see LotR!Galadriel, and that's what I requested her for), I'd love to see Galadriel as 'the only woman of Ñoldor who stood tall among the contending princes'—her as a ruler and royal and politician, and as an explorer striking out for new realms to rule, and as an almost-equal to Fëanor who wasn't hoodwinked by him (if only because she's so similar to him). For Galadriel/Melian, see the Melian section. And maybe a Galadriel/Andreth AU where Galadriel takes Aegnor's place? Or Galadriel visiting Andreth, with or without Finrod. I just want philosophical and political discussions, duty vs. love dilemmas, and maybe an unhappy ending (because I'm evil like that).

Goldberry
Pairings include Goldberry/Arwen, Galadriel/Goldberry, Goldberry/Haleth, Celebrían/Goldberry, Goldberry/Lady of the Blue Brooch(/Tom)...Goldberry/any female character, really. For gen, maybe Goldberry with the River-woman, or Goldberry and Tom Bombadil.
I see Goldberry as a sort of Middle-earth Calypso, doomed to fall in love with women who can't stay for crimes which may or may not be mentioned. Or something about her and the River-woman, maybe? Or something to do with water-lilies, maybe, or the River-woman embracing her daughter, or Goldberry weaving enchantment over her lovers. Either way, I'd love something suitably magical in the Middle-earth manner, just out of reach but close enough to feel.
Or, Galadriel and Goldberry are two beings so different from each other and each very powerful in their own way—what would happen if they met? I'd love to see them speaking in riddles and confusing us mere mortals, but understanding each other perfectly well! Something slightly eerie, please, something about magic and the roots of Middle-earth. Sex magic, of whatever sort you like, would be an added bonus!

Helm's daughter
Helm's daughter is a barely-there figure, and I'd love to learn more about her. What sort of role did she play when the Dunlendings invaded (both the first and the second time)? Was she a shieldmaiden? Did she organize the retreat of the non-combatants? Maybe a sisters-in-arms love affair with a fellow shieldmaiden, or the two of them waiting out the battles, or one of them fighting to protect the other. Or, for maximum angst potential, she falls in love with a Dunlending woman?Or aunt/niece, with Hild for extra Rohirrim Textual Ghost love?
Rohirrim culture fascinates me, and this is a period we know almost nothing about, so I'd love to see more about that, and Finduilas!Gil-galad has got me thinking about Helm's daughter as Fréaláf, which seems like something that'd be fun to explore.

Lady of the Blue Brooch
For those of you who don't know, the Lady of the Blue Brooch was a woman, presumably a noble of Cardolan, and her brooch found its way into the tomb of the last prince of Cardolan. And, of course, Goldberry (and Tom) knew her. From there, I'd love whatever your take on this would be—was she fleeing from something? Wandered away from a travelling party and got lost? How did she die? In her life, who was she? A princess? A lady? A warrior? Someone else entirely? (Goldberry/LoBB(/Tom) shenanigans is my usual 'ship, but convince me to try other things! Go wild!)

Nimrodel
Nimrodel/Mithrellas is my 'ship, and I love the lady/haindmaiden trope and lots of loyalty kinks for this! Either before Amroth or after would be lovely, with lots of angst and bittersweetness. Hurt feelings and anger, power dynamics—all things I want. Whether they find each other again is up to you, but if you're focusing on them finding each other, then a completely happy ending isn't my thing —bittersweet or angsty would be better.
I'd love to see more about Nimrodel's fierce love of her land; what were her solitary days like? How was she convinced to leave her beloved forest? And also Nimloth/trees for extra wonderfulness! And what were here years spent wandering like? What was her eventual fate?


The Silmarillion
Fandom-specific likes for Tolkien
Nature that comes alive! Tolkien is rife with this, in both friendly and not-so-friendly forms, and I'd love this for both tricks and treats.
I love Tolkien's evolving views on Darkness and Light, and the nature of evil, and any exploration of that would be welcome, again for both tricks and treats.
Fix-it AUs, especially F/F-y fix-it AUs, for treats!
Tolkien's dead are spooky but also sad, ranging from housless Elven fëar to the Barrow-wights to the faces in the Dead Marshes to the men who broke their promise to Isildur and linger on. This is decidedly trick territory, and I'd love any exploration of the dead who linger on Middle-earth after their time is up.
The Rings! The Nazgûl are of special interest to me, and I'd love explorations of power and inherent darkness.
Cults based around the worship of Melkor (and Sauron) exist, and, for darkfic, I'd love to see more about those cults!
All things Darkness and Light, really—I'm very fascinated by how these polar opposites work in Tolkien's world (and you can go back right to the beginning, to the Music, if you like), and how Arda is both grim and uplifting at the same time.

Aredhel
I 'ship Aredhel/Haleth, Aredhel/Vána, Aredhel/Lúthien, non-romantic (i.e. friends-with-benefits and no-strings-attached) Aredhel/Elenwë, and I'm going to add Aredhel/OFC, because while I love all OFC-related 'ships, Aredhel/OFC is a Thing for me.
I'd love to see Aredhel in either Valinor or Middle-earth (I don't mind which), a wild-child who goes where her heart wills, bright and beautiful and yearning to be free. And if you want something more specific: Aredhel with her friends, Aredhel with her siblings and/or parents, Aredhel and Idril, Aredhel as a princess of the Noldor, Aredhel as a warrior, hunting and riding and exploring (both in Valinor and Middle-earth), Aredhel on the Ice, urging her people on.
Aredhel bantering with her (female) friends, maybe, or trying (and failing) to navigate Gondolin and its complexities. And maybe Aredhel and Galadriel's mutual indifference to each other, and annoyance at being pushed together at family gatherings because they're girls, and of course they have a lot of things in common. This usually Ends Very Badly, possibly, or maybe just Aredhel and Galadriel being snarky at each other and the world in general.
When I think of Aredhel, I think of freedom and joy, and I'm not sure how to translate that into an art prompt—but anything about Aredhel, freedom, and joy. Or, if you want a specific situation, I'd love to see Aredhel laughing with friends or family, or Aredhel dancing in the rain, or Aredhel dancing, period.

Indis
Indis as a princess of the Vanyar and as the Queen of the Ñoldor, Indis with her children and with Fëanor's children, Indis attempting to reach out to Fëanor (and maybe initially succeeding?), Indis and friends.
I'm always interested in fic which explores Indis' role amongst the Ñoldor and the Vanyar. Or maybe something to do with her thoughts on being Finwë's second wife, in a society where that's usually taboo? Or Indis reaching out to her children and Fëanor's children, and maybe dark-ish family fic intertwined with politics? Or how Indis reacts to the fact that Finwë and Fëanor have 'a double bond of love' and her children will always be second-best to their father? Or Indis and Nerdanel in the house of Indis after Fëanor's Exile, or later, after the Darkening and the Doom, helping each other to cope. Also Indis and Fingon doing things (family fluff, politics, whatever rocks your boat), because I imagine them to be very fond of each other (and maybe Maedhros joins them occasionally, but also very guiltily, because she's his step-grandmother and his sort-of-husband's grandmother, but his father hates her?).
I'd love to see Indis and Nerdanel, something passionate and intense—kissing, maybe, or even just talking to each other. Or I'd love to see Indis as the Queen of the Noldor—and my costume porn is showing. Or Indis as Finwë first saw her, singing and gloriously beautiful in the golden light. Or Indis, laughing at a joke or immersed in something she's passionate about. Or Indis with her children (especially Fingolfin and Írimë).

Lalwen
I'd love gen about Írimë and Aredhel, Írimë and her siblings, or Írimë and Indis. I'd love to see Írimë laughing and bantering with her (female) friends/Aredhel/Findis, or what sort of relationship she has with her siblings. As for Aredhel, I'd love lots of snark, laughter, and banter, and a bright, vivid soul. Or Lalwen, the laughing maiden, her eyes alight, hair streaming down her back, caught in mid-laugh, or in a half-smile, radiating joy and happiness.
For shippy things, Elemmírë/Írimë! I'd love questions about duty and love, family and honour, and about betrayal and truth. Not-so-fluffy Valinor would be lovely if you're so inclined, or maybe Elemmírë saying goodbye to her lover or Írimë reminiscing in? Again, I don't like happy endings for this pairing, and problems with no easy answers would be welcome.
Írimë/Findis and sistercest; I think I've rambled enough about sistercest in this letter for you to know what I love (and probably be sick of it) but. Sistercest. Or Aredhel/Írimë, because this letter has lots of sistercest, but not enough aunt/niece :).
Írimë/Haleth would probably call for something adventurous and bold and warriors-in-arms-type, but, again, would end tragically.

Melian
I'd love to see Melian and Thingol entranced with each other, standing as the stars wheeled above them. Alternately, Melian on her throne in Menegroth would be lovely, or Melian teaching Galadriel how to use a Mirror-like device, maybe or some other kind of what we mortals would call 'magic'.
For Melian/Galadriel (or Melian and Galadriel), Melian mentoring Galadriel, please! Political things would be lovely, and so would fluffy goodness (although I wouldn't be averse to something darker).
I'd love to see something about Melian's Ainu nature, and about her otherness.
Or Estë/Melian, and Melian finding healing and comfort with Estë.

Silmariën
I 'ship Lindissë/Silmariën, and gen I'd love includes Silmariën as a politician, Silmariën with friends, Silmariën and her parents, Silmariën and her siblings and/or other relatives (especially Yavien and Mairen—I ship them together,) or (for either fic or art) I'd love love love an AU where Silmariën was the first Ruling Queen (and the results of that).
Silmariën is one of the more obscure characters of the legendarium, so, of course, I adore her. I'd love to see her in any capacity, but especially as a leader equal to—or better than—her father and brother, and as a politician. I'd love to see Silmariën forming connections and power. Or, if that's not your thing, I'd also adore a bittersweet romance with Lindissë—Silmariën marries Elatan eventually, and I'd like that to be a mutually beneficial if not completely agreeable marriage, so Silmariën and Lindissë find their way through that? Awkward threesomes, if Elatan is open-minded? An open relationship based on the same premise? Or are they parted? (And maybe, for any of these—or any other idea you have—Silmariën starts a long campaign to allow same-sex marriage which culminates in Tar-Telperien's marriage to her wife many generations later?)
I'd be happy with just about any art featuring her, but for ideas? Maybe art of an AU where she became the first Ruling Queen, or just her as a princess. Or a quiet moment with Lindissë, the two of them entwined in each other.

Tar-Míriel
Femslash 'ships, please? Maybe Tar-Míriel/Uinen, Tar-Míriel/Elendil's wife, Tar-Míriel/Isildur's wife, or an OFC. Or Éowyn/Míriel Witch-King 'verse, For gen, Tar-Míriel as the Witch-King of Angmar! Tar-Míriel with her father, Tar-Míriel as a ruler.
I'd love to see Tar-Míriel aiding and abetting the Faithful despite her husband. Alternately, I'd also love a gloriously unrepentant Ar-Zimraphel ruling alongside Ar-Pharazôn—just lots of politics with maybe a dash of femslash thrown in, please. For femslash, I want Tar-Míriel to have a slice of happiness before—or after—everything goes wrong. Make the setting and plot as dark as you like—the darker the better—but the relationship itself I'd prefer if it were more gentle, and loving. And, of course, Tar-Míriel as the Witch King is welcome! For the Witch-King/Éowyn (or Éowyn and the Witch-King, I don't mind either way): I am just very, very on board with the Tar-Míriel is the Witch King theory and I'd like darkfic about that. Canon divergence, of course, is fine, but so is canon 'verse gapfilling. I just want anger and tragedy and angst and all the yummy darkness. Make it as messed-up as you like—rape/non-con/dubcon are all fine for this fic. I just want a really, really fucked up dynamic, whether shippy or otherwise
Tar-Míriel as the Witch-King would be lovely, wild and dangerous and terrible and dark, and, of course, all the femslash pairings for that. Or maybe Uinen took Tar-Míriel in after she 'drowned'? Or art of the Ruling Queen, sad and beautiful, or powerful and cunning, or both. Elaborate costumes and weird and wacky color palettes all around!

Thuringwethil
I 'ship Haleth/Thuringwethil, Ilmarë/Thuringwethil, Lúthien/Thuringwethil, and Ungoliant/Thuringwethil.
I am here for the female blood-sucking Middle-earth vampires and all the blood-sucking fic ever. Honestly, this is my only need. (Okay, I lied. I would also quite adore some sort of dark femslash fic, with dark ladies being gloriously and unabashedly evil, or good ladies and evil ladies clashing and hating each other very very much, but, again, blood-sucking. Blood-sucking is awesome and the reason I exist.)
For Thuringwethil/Lúthien, I'd love seduction and anger and darkness—all the love/hate relationships, please! For Haleth/Thuringwethil, something during the crossing of Nan Dungorthreb, perhaps, and Thuringwethil demanding a price from Haleth in exchange for leaving her people alone?
Thuringwethil/Ilmarë interests me for the light vs. dark dichotomy. An origin story, perhaps, on the fall of Thuringwethil? Or maybe what happened to Thuringwethil after the War of Wrath? I'd love to see the contrast between the two of them, and maybe something to do with the Ainur and their role in the Music?
For art, Thuringwethil sucking someone's blood, or flying, or, in an astounding feat of gymnastics, both!

Uinen
The number of women I 'ship with Uinen is ridiculous, really. There's Uinen/Goldberry, Uinen/Finduilas of Dol Amroth (more about this in the Finduilas section), Uinen/Tar-Míriel (more in the Tar-Míriel section), Uinen/Erendis, Uinen/Gilmith...
Uinen/Gilmith: We don't know anything about Gilmith, and her life and death, and I'd love to see something based on that. What sort of relationship do they have? Do they meet at night on the shore? Does Uinen take Gilmith back to her realm? Does Uinen prevent Gilmith's drowning? Kissing near or in the water for art, please, with one or both of them dripping wet! Or something eerie, emphasising Uinen's otherness.
Erendis/Uinen: was Uinen connected to Erendis' drowning? (And did she drown, really? Or was it something else?)
Goldberry is the River-woman's daughter, so it's not inconceivable that she'd be somehow related to Uinen, if incest's your thing. If it's not, they still have quite a lot in common! I'd like to see them meeting—what do they make of each other? What sort of trysts do they have? They both seem to be wild, free spirits, so maybe something supernatural?
I'd love to see something about the cultures and peoples who worship Uinen, and what that worship is like. I'd also adore seeing something about her role in the Music and her command of the waters. And, again, power! I'd love to see more about the kind of power Uinen has, and maybe something about her domain.

Ungoliant
Ungoliant/Arien and Thuringwethil/Ungoliant are my 'ships.
Ungoliant's beginnings, Ungoliant with Thuringwethil, Ungoliant sucking the Light out of the Trees (I'd love it if you used Ungoliant's expanded story in Morgoth's Ring, and also Myths Transformed, but I will also equally love anything to do with her—there's so little, and I want more!)
An origin story, maybe? We know that both Sauron and Morgoth Fell from grace, as it were, and we know how, but what about Ungoliant? What happened? What was her beginning? What made her Dark? Where did she gain her hunger for Light? Or alternately, what happens to Ungoliant?—her fate isn't clear after she flees to Nan Dungortheb, so there's plenty of room for exploration there. Or maybe Ungoliant overpowering Morgoth, because yessss. Anything goes, and I'd love it if you included Ungoliant/Arien in any situation, but I want a majestic, glorious story for her, please, in tone if not in content.
I'd love a visualization of the scene where she sucks Light out of the Two Trees. Or Ungoliant and Arien—the Sun and a giant spider, I'd be interested to see how that worked. Or you could have them take human raiment—that's something I'd love to see. Basically, all the spider art, because I love spiders and there's not enough of them.

Vairë
Vairë and her weaving and her recording of history is fascinating, and I'd love to see something about that—is she indifferent to what she witnesses, or does she rage at events that occur, or does she laugh at foolish mortals? Or does she, once or twice, intervene?
What sort of influence does Vairë have in the Halls? Is she an arbiter? Does she pass judgement? Simply an impartial observer?
Questions about morality and Light and Dark and the Music!
Vairë/Míriel is a pet pairing of mine, and The Statute of Finwë and Míriel is a veritable goldmine for this. Vairë speaks on Míriel's behalf as if she knows what Míriel wants, and I'd find it fascinating if she spoke with the authority of a long-time lover, maybe even before Míriel's death. Or Míriel going to the Halls of Vairë!


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