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[comm] dear hollypoly author:

Dear HollyPoly Author,

Happy holidays! Thank you so much for writing something for me. I'll give you a list of general likes, a few dislikes, and then some fandom-specific prompts. Feel free to go a different direction than my likes or prompts suggest, though, if you have a story you'd really like to write for whatever we matched on. I'm most excited to read something you are excited about writing!

You can also see my other dear author letters and my tumblr for broader ideas about what I like, if you want!

Likes: monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, missing scenes, UST, building or established relationships, time travel, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary fiction, canon-typical violence, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, post-canon, "what if" scenarios, earned happy endings, holidays (winter or otherwise), casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, prolonged torture scenes, gore, breathplay, bloodplay, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Digimon - All Media Types Ishida Yamato/Takenouchi Sora/Yagami Taichi | Matt Ishida/Sora Takenouchi/Tai Kamiya

Digimon is the ultimate nostalgia for me. I'll admit, it's been a while since I had a full watch-through, but I always go back to it for a little toe-dipping from time to time. I know I'm not the only person who was disappointed in the epilogue, though. I just want everyone to get something that seems both fair and cogent to their characterization throughout the series. If we matched on this, I'd imagine you might feel similarly? But regardless! Here are some prompts that I think might work no matter your perspective. Digimon was a thing for me first when I was a kid watching the dub, but as an adult I watch both dubbed and subbed anime, so either set of names is good! Whichever you prefer to stick with.


- Something that evokes their crests! I don't mind when this is set. I just think that it would be fun to see them engaging with each other with the Courage/Friendship/Love thing because they seem to be a naturally-matched set.

- If you wanted to do something that was initially kind of messy and involved them not really knowing how to work through the poly thing, then I would be happy to work through the angst to arrive at a place where they're happy. If you wanted to basically follow what the show did with regard to Taichi and Sora being kinda child-together but then Yamato and Sora ending up together for a while later but eventually work it through to a conclusion that involved all three of them being happy, that would be great. This could also include some complications having to do with Taichi and Yamato trying to figure out what they were to each other and what they have always been to each other?

- Digimon kind of instilled something in me of absolutely loving the taking shelter together and it leading to bonding thing from a ridiculously early age. One blanket fics? My love of them is entirely Digimon's fault. I definitely do not want any underage NSFW shenanigans, but whether they were kids working through immature feelings or adults who had returned to a still-wild Digital World, these three figuring out shelter and survival with each other would make me so happy.

Fate/stay night & Related Fandoms Emiya Shirou/Arturia Pendragon | Saber/Tohsaka Rin

I am most-familiar with the ufotable anime adaptation of Unlimited Blade Works, but I'm also decently familiar with the other routes and manifestations of Fate/. I am happy with anything, except for this relationship I would prefer to not have anything related to the Heaven's Feel Route.

I love their dynamic and how Saber sort of wants to present herself as bodyguard to them but that they really accept and include her. I think the way Rin is very interested in Saber both as a Servant and a partner is really interesting, and I love how in sync they are when it comes to strategizing. I think that Shirou was quite insulated in spite of his being open to helping anyone and everyone before they came into his life, and I think that him being pressed to assert himself through their influence is really good for him.


- Anything at all kind of drawing interesting parallels to Shirou's connection to both of them through the jewel necklace and Avalon. With regard to the jewel necklace, Archer is welcome to appear, or not. Whatever you'd like with that. I would just love anything that kind of showed how they all were sort of bound to each other before they ever knew it.

- Any kind of reunion fic. I know that there is the "Happy End" for UBW where Saber was able to stay on as their familiar, but I would also love something where Saber had to go as is the case in the "True End" but then was able to come back to them. Bittersweet with a happy ending would be really lovely for this prompt. Or, if you wanted to do some other type of reunion fic with either Rin or Shirou being separated from the other two, I would love any kind of happy reunion.

- Slice of life with a side of something magical that isn't the Grail War? Magic exists in Fate well outside the Grail War, and I'd love to see something where Rin especially gets to do something with her magic besides fight. After all, they were in London last time we saw them. Perhaps they could all get up to some kind of adventure in London or Glastonbury?

Leverage Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer

I absolutely love how actually-canon this OT3 seems. I think the fact that they work together so well as a team not just because of their complementary skills but because of their complementary personal needs is really beautiful. I am equally happy with post-series or during the series.


- Consuming pop culture together. I don't mind what it is, but I love when they argue about it. One moment that stands out in my mind is when they were arguing about Star Wars and Hardison was going on about how terrible prequel CGI Yoda was.

- If you were going to do a casefic or a scene from a casefic, I would love to read a rescue fic where the method of rescue was something that is either a long shot or something that no one believed would work. Interpret that how you will! Or just whatever comes to mind would be great for a casefic, it's just something I thought would be an interesting prompt that could either be played very seriously or for laughs.

- Being in deep, deep cover of some kind. Behaving like totally different people around each other, especially people who are enemies or very vocally don't like each other. I would love to see something that kind of juxtaposed how much they really care about each other with what they're doing for a job that kind of involves them exploiting or hurting each other at least for show.