I'm sorry to have made you wait to read this. Feel free to ignore all of the prompts. They're only suggestions. If they don't suit you, and you have a plot bunny of your own that you've been dying to write, go for it. If you do that, I request just two things. First, please don't ignore my "do not want" list. I know, it's an odd thing to say in a letter to my author but this actually happened to me, though not during Yuletide. The other thing that's important to me is that you be kind to the characters.
I'm not a shipper in the conventional sense of the term, although I'm not exactly a gen person either. However, unless a sex scene is integral to the plot, I'll probably skip over it. I don't like reading hurt/comfort fic, or stories that contain graphic descriptions of rape or torture. Stories that humiliate and embarrass the characters will make me feel unhappy and uncomfortable, too.
What do I like? I love poetry and prose. I love a well-plotted mystery. I like alternative universes and stories about time travel. I like stories that take a scene or an event from canon and expand on it, revealing more about the characters in the process. I love snappy dialogue and banter. I enjoy humor. I like stories about friendship. I like stories about love.
I'm an optimist. I know life is hard. Bad things do happen to good people. However, I like reading stories about how people cope with adversity; how they get through the hard times and come out on the other side, transformed in some way by those experiences.
#1 Nashville: Juliette Barnes, Avery Barkley
#2 The X-Files RPF: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
#3 L'Écume des jours | Mood Indigo (2013): Nicolas, Isis, Colin, Chloe
#4 The Americans (TV 2013): Stan Beeman, Matthew Beeman, Sandra Beeman
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