Oct. 8th, 2013

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TABLE OF CONTENTS for your perusing pleasure. Ctrl/waffle + f to find what you're looking for (for now!)
  • INTRODUCTION (PLEASE READ)
  • METROPOLIS SUITES
  • THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU
  • A SEPARATE PEACE
  • TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN
  • FINAL THOUGHTS (PLEASE READ)
Introduction

Dear Anonymous Yuletider,

Thank you and your lovely persona for writing my silly requests. I hope everything is clearly laid out for you and I hope you find some serious inspiration on your Yuletide journey! I am going to start off with my general likes and dislikes, and we can go from there!

Likes:
  • Fanfic you put your heart into and worked hard to complete
  • Rich language
  • Witty dialogue
  • Comedy, lightheartedness, whimsy
  • Tragedy, angst, introspectiveness, sad feelings
  • Worldbuilding (depends on if setting is important, however)
  • Elaborate plots
  • Simplistic plots with a lot to say
  • Longfic and shortfic and everything-in-between-fic!
Dislikes:
  • Songfic (Paragraphs of story interspersed with lyric phrases from a specific song)
  • Crackfic (Well, it's not as if I don't like crackfic, it's that it's rarely done to my tastes. Just stay away from it all together and you are safe with me!)
  • Porn without a plot (porn is fine, porn is pretty great actually, IF there is a plot. I would rather have the sex only at the climax [hur hur] of the story as opposed to... well, the whole story)

The way I am going to run through these prompts is to describe in the best way I can the general idea I'm looking for, then give a few prompts you can use for inspiration! You are in no way required to use them!

Metropolis Suites - Janelle Monáe/ ANY CHARACTERS/PAIRINGS

I am going to start this request off by stating I have no fucking clue what happens in these albums. I love them, I know many of the lyrics by heart, I love the message which rings clear and true, and I am going to see the goddess herself in concert in these next few weeks following the date on this letter. However, as far as the plot on this conceptual conglomerate goes, I am completely in the dark, with only the oddly written CD inserts to guide me down the path of story comprehension.

So what am I asking you, oh writer, to do? I am asking you to pick a scene from any of the albums (or two scenes, or three, or a whole album, or the whole damn suite) and write it. Explain something that happens in the Suites for me, slowly, with beautiful words and skyscrapers of world building. Write about the romance between Cindi and Greendown, write about the Q.U.E.E.N. project, write about those weird mirror dudes in the Tightrope video. Hell, you can even describe the Neon Valley streets for like eight chapters if you are so inclined, and I would be as pleased as a pumpkin (and pumpkins are generally very pleased).

I don't care what kind of story you make this, it can be funny, tragic, bizzare, short, long, or accompanied by a soundtrack. As long as you use your wonderful imagination, and keep it in the world of the Metropolis Suites (which, as far as I can tell, is a pretty broad setting), I will appreciate it forever.

The one thing that I request you not do --and I listed this above but I feel as though I should restate it considering the nature of the fandom-- I do not enjoy songfic. I will make an exception for this fic: say if you want to start off the fic with some tasteful lyrics from one of her songs, and if you think it will really add to your fic, sure go for it. But again, do not write a straight up songfic as specified in my introduction.

Subarashiki Kono Sekai | The World Ends With You/ JOSHUA/HANEKOMA

Alright, I'm going to be blunt with you. This is my otp to end otps, my one ship in this game, my guiding light in a sea of Joshua/Neku. But alas, I have a craving for a special brand of Joshua/Hanekoma that seems to be lacking in the fic scene. And this craving is rather hard to describe, but I shall do my best, dear writer.

I rarely see it written where Joshua is either an actual adult, or treated like an adult by Hanekoma. I desire some seriously adult romance, not necessarily pornographic, but simply a mature romance. And I don't really see that a lot with this pairing, it's either "Joshua is actually a child and Hanekoma is infinitely older" or "Joshua prefers hanging around in the body of a child/having the mind of a child and their relationship switches to creepy older brother/adopted albino child." And I don't have anything against these interpretations, hell, I like reading them a lot! I'm just craving something more... dark? Is dark the word? Adult? Complex?

I hope that makes sense.

So I would love something with a more "adult twist," again, not necessarily meaning porn. You could write about a post-game scene, where Joshua is aware of Hanekoma's plot and things are tense. Or maybe Joshua using his child-like appearance to make things awkward. Maybe Hanekoma going through some inner monologue about how he can stop Joshua from destroying Shibuya. Perhaps Hanekoma and Joshua simply hanging out in Shibuya's underworld before the game, discussing what to do with the diseased city. You can make it introspective, make it subtle, make it sexualy tense, make them play a weird conversational game of cat and mouse, just make it, well, adult.

Again, these are just suggestions, if you just HATE this kind of writing/characterization then feel free to write whatever kind of Joshua/Hanekoma you want! At its core, romance between the two is really what I want.  I will love it whatever you make!

A Separate Peace/ Finny/Gene

I will request this pairing every year until the day I die. And I'll always request a similar thing.

Bare bones minimum for this fic you're going to write: Place it in an AU. This can be any basic AU, modern high school au, coffeeshop au, whatever you want! I'll love the shit out of it as long as it involves some Finny/Gene shipping.

However, what I think would be hella awesome, and I think would make something pretty fun to write, is to set it in a completely original and borderline ridiculous AU.

Examples: Finny and Gene as space pirates, Finny is a god who Gene worships in some ancient society, Viking AU, AU where they are monks in a monastery trying really hard not to bone the shit out of each other, etc. 

If you do a "wacky" AU, I would prefer you treat it seriously. Wait, perhaps "seriously" is too loaded a word. What I mean is, take this kind of silly, odd AU and write your heart out! It can be lighthearted, it can be sad, it can be filled with emotions, it can have a exciting plot twist at the end, just don't treat it like crack. If you can do it, earnestly place these characters in a unique place and have fun!

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann/ Yoko/Kamina

There is not enough Yoko/Kamina goodness in this world and I aim to change that! 

I love love love this pairing. I love their chemistry, I love how hot they look together, and I even love the sheer tragedy about the pairing. However, I feel like the eight episodes where they interact (not counting the finale) really cover their relationship, and I don't really have a desire to read any canon compliant fics (although if you decided to write one I would love to read it!).

So I'm requesting an AU fic for these two. This can be anywhere with any AU you want. Kamina and Yoko go to high school together? Sure! Kamina and Yoko are mafia bosses? Yeah! Kamina and Yoko meet in a 7/11 like in that S.T.A.R.S. video? Hell yeah! Yoko is a framed criminal on the run and Kamina helps her out with his gang of bikers? You know the answer to that!

And again, I love anything from comedy to tragedy to angst to introspective Yoko feelings.

Final Thoughts

I am going to finish this off by saying I will probably not be present on the fic reveal day, so do not panic if I do not comment on your assuredly wonderful story on the fine morn of Christmas day.

I will love whatever you write, my dear author, so write boldly and bravely!

Good luck!
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