Dear Yuletide author;
First, let me thank you for picking one of my rare fandoms. Some of these are fandoms that I've requested in other exchanges in the past. Some requests I haven't matched on, and in other cases, I've received great stories - however, I'm of the opinion is that one can never have too many stories featuring certain characters. I also like to see different takes on the same general theme, so please don't think that I'm requesting again because I haven't liked what I've gotten - that couldn't be further from the truth.
Note, my AO3 name is also debirlfan
First, some general wants/do not wants.
Wants: (Things I especially like.)
Snarky characters, physical or mental h/c, humor, PWP, gen, character studies, adventure, women or other characters who are usually in need of rescue turning the tables and being the hero, fix-it fic, A/Us in which events transpired in a different fashion.
Do not wants: (Things that I'm either not interested in for this exchange or that simply don't work for me with the fandoms and characters I've requested.) Death of requested characters, rape by or of requested characters, a/b/o, genderswap, incest, underage, harm to pets, male or female pregnancy, kid fic, curtain fic, coffee shop/band/etc type A/Us, most kinks except as mentioned below.
Things I'm fine with: (If it works for your story, go for it!)
Dub-con (drunken, aliens made them do it, sex pollen), age differences, mild kinks (such as light bondage, playful spanking, sex toys, tickling), crossovers (I've included a list of fandoms I'm familiar with below), crack.
Now on to specific fandoms.
Kurt BuschKevin Harvick
This was the team that most fans (myself included) expected to see implode in short order. Oddly, they've gelled well together, but one does wonder what sort of craziness goes on behind closed doors. Please, avoid any serious racing accidents, although fist fights are more than welcome. Feel free to add any other drivers you'd like.
This is essentially a gen request. If you're looking for specific ideas, perhaps you've seen the Coke racing family road trip commercials? (They're on youtube.) While the drivers I've requested aren't all Coke drivers, I'd love to see them all in a van together going somewhere, with wacky hijinks along the way. Or they get into a bar room brawl. Or they could fight zombies together. I'm not usually a fan of A/Us, but Team Stewart in space could be hysterical. Or the four as a (military?) unit (along the lines of a Stargate gate team.)
SCP-978 Desire Camera
This is a camera, and the photos which are taken by it show the true desires of the subject. I've received stories for this before, but there are just so many possibilities, and I find the whole idea fascinating. Photos of random people on the street? Politicians and/or world leaders? Animals – in a zoo or in the wild? You could also do a crossover and take photos of the characters from another fandom. Please note that I don't care if you write in the SCP report format they use on the website, I'm really more interested in the concept.
Cubicles & Careers
Wizard Cubicle Master
If you matched on another fandom or are just browsing letters, take a quick couple of minutes and go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS5-ayYT
Really what I want is just more of this. Maybe they try to operate the office copy machine. Or make coffee. Or buy lunch (they should have fun with the concept of paper money). (Note that I didn't include the Orc in my nominations or request because I could only pick four characters, but don't feel that you need to exclude him unless you want to.)
The 50 Nerds of Grey twitter account is here: https://twitter.com/50NerdsofGrey
I discovered the account when twitter “suggested” it to me. The first tweet I saw was the following:
'I've been a very bad girl,' she said, biting her lip. 'I need to be punished.' 'Very well,' he said and installed Windows 10 on her laptop.
Here are a few others:
'No . .' she sighed, gazing sadly at the stuffed crust Hawaiian with extra cheese, 'I said I was really turned on by orders from dominants.'
'Are you ready for this?’ he asked. ‘When I’m done you won’t be able to sit down for days' She nodded. 'OK' he said and put the sofa on eBay
She left him after she discovered hundreds of small chess pieces under his bed. She was concerned about his pawn addiction.
Pick any of the 50 Nerds tweets (doesn't need to be one I listed) and run with it – original characters or someone from another fandom. Have fun with it!
Most of the episodes are on Hulu for free, if you're looking for a source.
I've requested Airwolf (again!) because despite having received a couple of stories in the past, there will never be enough Airwolf fic, and there will -definitely- never be enough focusing on Michael and Caitlin. I do ship the two of them together, and if you'd like to write me Michael/Caitlin porn, that would be fantastic. That said, I know that most of the fandom can't see those two together, so if you can't, I want to assure you that I'm perfectly fine with gen. (Please, don't pair either with someone else, though.)
If you'd like some more specific ideas, how about undercover as a couple? Stuck together in the cold and huddling for warmth? Mental or physical h/c?
Given Michael's history (blown up, tortured, drugged and brainwashed), I could definitely picture him having PTSD or nightmares – and Caitlin figuring that out.
If you'd rather go the gen route, how about if Hawke and/or Dom got into trouble and for once it was Caitlin and Michael who had to save them, rather than the opposite? A fix-it fic to explain the disappearance of both characters at the end of season 3? (Or feel free to ignore the 4th season entirely.)
Hopefully I've given you some ideas to work with, or you have some of your own. If you're interested in writing a crossover, I'm including a list of fandoms I'm very familiar with, ranging from large to small and a few that are virtually non-existent. (There are probably others, so just ask through the mods if there's something else you'd like to include.)
Devious Maids, The Neighbors (tv alien series), Flo and/or Mayhem, Battle Creek, Keeping Up Appearances, Galaxy Quest, Project Runway US, Star Trek TOS, ST Voyager, ST DS9 including the Avatar books, 2 and a Half Men, 2 Broke Girls, Boston Legal, Scorpion, Indycar racing, NASCAR, Pawn Stars, Castle, Big Bang Theory, SGA.
Whatever you write, have fun and don't stress – I'm sure I'll love what you come up with.