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Hi there! I've never done [ profile] trickortreatex before, so hopefully I'm doing this right. I'm really excited for Halloween this year, and I hope you are too! This post has some extra information about what I like/don't like, but standard disclaimer: if you prefer to just go from the prompts, you don't have to read any of this. I want you to write the story you want to write. If there is ever a question in your heart as to whether you should fulfill some nitpicking optional detail in my request or write the story you have dreamed of writing since you offered the fandom, go with the story of your dreams, because if you love writing it, I'm sure I'll love reading it! The purpose of this post is to make your life easier, not harder. Also, my prompts tend to be very shippy, but if we only matched on one character or you just aren't feeling the romance, that's totally fine! Write the character you signed up for, don't worry about the prompt.

(If you want even more information about me, which I don't think anyone would but I know some people like to read their recipient's blog, I'm meretricula everywhere -- AO3, LJ, DW, and Tumblr. I'm somewhat more active on Tumblr these days than anywhere else.)

Likes: Happiness. I want everybody to be happy or at least not overtly miserable at the end of the fic. They can suffer and be angsty in the beginning or middle but please please please let the ending be sunshine and rainbows or the promise of sunshine and rainbows on the not-too-distant horizon. I'm also happy to get a fic that's 100% fluffy sunshine and rainbows all the way through. I'm a big fan of tropes where characters have a lot of history between them -- friends to lovers, childhood sweethearts, best frenemies, sibling relationships, etc. -- and you'll see those popping up a lot in my prompts. Basically I'm ALL ABOUT THE FEELINGS. I'm not a big fan of porn for porn's sake but if you're happier writing about people expressing their feelings via sex, that's great too!

I also like: lots of background detail; tropes and cliches; subverted/inverted tropes and cliches; lots of dialogue; limited third person POV; canon settings, canon divergences AND alternate universes; food; competence; found families; mixed media/documentation fic.

Dislikes: major character death (as in, this character is gone and not coming back; death followed by resurrection or altered form of existence is fine so long as the character is still around); humiliation; intense angst; graphic violence and gore; noncon and dubcon; first and second person POV; AUs that change the nature of characters' backstory together (e.g. if two people have known each other since childhood I'd rather not have an AU where they meet for the first time as adults, but an AU where they meet under different circumstances but around the same point in their lives is fine).

Trick or Treat preference: well, I like happy stuff, so treats are good! But I also love love love stories with monsters and magic and the supernatural, so I'm 100% down for trick fic so long as it ends happily.

Fanfic/Fanart preference: I'm not a very visual person, so I generally prefer words over pictures.

Free! - Nanase Haruka, Tachibana Makoto
Least original request for this fandom ever, but I would love a story about either Makoto or Haru being a mermaid. Or a witch. Or a kitsune, or a succubus, or... you get the picture. (Oh god, I just imagined a Crane Wife AU with Makoto as the crane and made myself super sad.) Or, if you don't want to go the supernatural trick route with this fandom, anything fluffy about them being childhood sweethearts who know each other way too well! Maybe something with Haru sneakily taking care of Mako even though he pretends to be indifferent to everything except swimming? (I am also open to that most obvious Halloween fic trope of watching horror movies and then needing to cuddle all night long.) Fic set in the past (adorable tiny Haru and Mako!), present or future are all 100% fine.

Kuroko no Basket - Kagami Taiga, Kuroko Tetsuya
Dumb codependent sports anime boys, my favorite! Pull out your preferred horrible yaoi cliche, I'm here for it. Fake dating? Arranged marriage? Required to share a bed? Forced abstinence until the end of college entrance exams? The dumber the trope, the better. I would also love a supernatural AU for a trick! Is Kuroko secretly a ghost trapped on earth until he can win Nationals? Is Kagami a werewolf, and does this have something to do with why he's afraid of Kuroko's dog? Perhaps Kagami is the heir to a line of vampire hunters who has been sent to track down the members of the Teiko nest, only to discover that the vampire at his high school is a harmless vegetarian who just wants to drink milkshakes? The sky is the limit!

Penny & Aggie - Penny Levac, Aggie D’Amour
THEY'RE CANON, GUYS. Uh. I started reading Penny & Aggie *way* before the storyline where they got together, and I remember how happy and amazed I was by the hint in the 20 2020 Pennies arc that a future Penny and a future Aggie might be... dating? Married? So right off the bat, I would absolutely love any kind of story about the alternate future Penny "Queen of Bitch Lit" Levac and her Aggie. We know that their timeline diverged when Penny and Aggie broke up in high school, so I would love to see the alternate future Penny and Aggie getting to where they are now -- did they go to college together after all? What was that like? Alternately, plain old future fic about Penny and Aggie in the regular timeline, getting back together post-reunion, would also be great!

Questionable Content - Bubbles, May, Momo
I LOVE THE ROBOTS. (Especially Bubbles. And Momo and May's friendship is adorable.) I really enjoy the mini-arcs where we find out more about the life of AIs in the Questionable Content universe, so a story along those lines would be awesome! If you feel like writing a trick, I would *love* a post-apocalyptic story in which Bubbles gets to shine.

Emelan - Trisana Chandler, Briar Moss
Ok, so first of all, I am 100% Tris/Briar trash, and anything with them would make me happy, especially post-Will of the Empress. Tropey hurt/comfort, domestic cuteness, sexual experimentation with a side of BBW worship, Tris unleashing the fires of hell on people who mistreat animals or make Briar sad: it's all good. Alternately, if you wanted to go darker, I would be really interested in political shenanigans and what happens when Vedris dies. Great intentions aside, there's no way that Duchess Sandrilene's foster siblings won't get dragged into court life. Tris and Briar are sworn off battle magic, but if they needed to defend Emelan, wouldn't they? It would be cool to see what they're like in ten or twenty years, when they've settled into being some of the most powerful people in the country, helping Sandry run the place, dealing with the ethical grey areas of government.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - John Segundus, John Childermass
Welcome to my slash trashbasket fandom. Look, I just want Childermass and Segundus to kiss, ok? I would love a snarky get-together or established-relationship treat, or a trick that involves some creepy magic or fairies for them to vanquish. Maybe Segundus gets to be the hero for once? Ooh, or hurt/comfort after their scary adventures? (Side note: I *love* Lady Pole, her friendship with John Segundus, and her dislike of Childermass; if you feel like giving her a cameo, that would be right up my alley!) I'm mostly interested in post-canon fic for this fandom, but some sort of fork in the road AU (maybe they figure out what's going on with Lady Pole a little sooner?) would also be cool.

Fast & Furious - Gisele Harabo, Han Lue
Unsurprisingly, I would love a fix-it fic for the death of Gisele, Han, or both! I would also be very happy to find out what they got up to in between Fast 5 and Fast & Furious 6. A fluffy reunion treat about Gisele turning out to still be alive at the end of F&F6? A ghostly trick about the spirit of Gisele screeching in incoherent fury at all of Han's terrible decisions in Tokyo Drift until she literally pierces the veil to come yell at him for getting high school students involved in his dumb plans? I feel like some sort of paranormal AU would also be fantastic for a trick in this canon, actually. Is Han a bumbling necromancer trying to bring Gisele back, only to discover, a la Buffy Season 6, that she's kind of pissed about being dragged back to earth? Did Gisele survive the explosion by revealing that she's secretly a dragon who hoards guns and regards Han as her princess? I AM HERE FOR IT.

Tennis RPF - Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert
Ahhh, the eternal OTP. Chrissie and Martina played each other 80 times! (Beat *that*, Fedal.) They shared so much with each other that nobody else in the world could possibly have understood. I would adore a fic about them being friends (or, predictably, more than friends) at any stage of their lives - when they first met, at the height of their rivalry, when their careers were winding down. I would totally love post-retirement fic about them reconnecting while doing commentary, or Chrissie supporting Martina while she was getting chemo, or Martina being there for Chris during her divorces. Anything. I would also totally be game for an AU where they hunt monsters (or are monsters) or are stuck in your favorite dystopia.


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