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2017-07-20 10:31 pm
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WonderTrev

I went to see Wonder Woman for the second time today. I just had to see it one more time before I had to go back to work or something else got in the way. I drug my dad with me this time because I knew he'd appreciate it at least a little once I actually got him there. He agreed that he did enjoy it much more than he thought he would but had to, of course, say he didn't think he'd enjoy it at all.

I just love Diana/Steve so much??? I feel like there is a contingent of fandom that would have us almost ignore is presence in te movie because it feels like such a victory for movies about women, etc. But I guess just as a bi person who is frustrated by cultural entitlement issues that allow men and almost pressure men to suck, it is so nice to see a het dynamic that doesn't give me a lot of weird pause and misgivings even if I like it. I would really like to write fic for them, but I don't know where to start. I just have this abundance of love for them and wanted to mention it.
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2017-07-18 03:54 am

AUexchange assignment.

Won't say anything more except that I'm excited and my recipient chose tags I created and nominated so this is awesome. Getting to write a fic that's always been in my head anyway for an interested party? YES.
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2017-07-17 04:47 am

Stargate (1994) & Children of the Gods

A friend of mine and I watched Stargate together on rabbit today. I hadn't seen either one in several years. I get really fixated on things I like sometimes, but for the past couple of years I feel like the way I used to get involved in things has reached something of a mass that I can't maintain anymore. Does anyone remember that Katamari Demassi (I am probably spelling that wrong) game? About the little guy who would push a ball around and gather up everything in site and the ball would get bigger and bigger and the bigger it got the bigger things it'd pick up? I feel like that is me and fandom over the past couple of years.

I was telling my friend that I have a teddy bear I sometimes sleep with (when not too warm) named Dr. Jackson. This happened because I was most-into Stargate that first time around the time I got my wisdom teeth out. I believe this was the very end of the year I was 19. I was home from college and my mom gave me the teddy bear out of the things she had gotten my for Christmas early as a sort of reassurance/comfort gift given that I had just had minor oral surgery. I spent a lot of time in bed, drinking liquids and watching Stargate. I don't remember major pain, really, because it healed well and I took my medicine on time, but I do remember feeling sort of loopy and weak and helpless. It was a time when I had not been nurtured in a long time but then I was for a while. It probably sounds spoiled rotten from an outside perspective, but I guess I just really miss being cared for by other people. I often feel ignored and expected to carry myself by people I care about, even though I know it's a result of the way my personality projects or something in part at least. Anyway, it was just really nice, and Dr. Jackson has remained special to me ever since.

In rewatching these first few installments, I'm reminded of how much I do remember and how much I don't. There were questions my quite-pedantic viewing friend had that I honestly didn't know how to answer. Then again, I was able to wash dishes and do a few other things will the rabbitcast was going without missing the important stuff. That happens when you're into something that's really long. The early installments become boringly familiar while the later ones become more and more distant.

Rewatching the movie and the first episode with a more adult, critical eye now, I can't help but notice a couple of things. Even five years or more ago, I was aware of the fact that this series was very-90s, reassuringly so in some ways. I got into it late, but i remember Stargate being peripherally there at random times throughout my growing up years. But now, being more aware as I am, I just feel like there are certain kinds of innocence and naivete about presentation that just wouldn't fly now. My friend said it was very "post-Reagan capitalism" in the movie and then laughed about the Clinton Administration being in power at the time that they were in Chulak.

I was actually surprised by the fact that in Children of the Gods, Daniel actually lampshaded the fact that he was being treated as a "savior" by the people on Abydos. The white savior vibe meter is high in both the movie and the show. It's not so egregious that I think that in a vacuum the show suffers for it or is especially white-person aggrandizing, but seeing as these things don't exist in a vacuum my skin crawled a bit. But for escapism, I can appreciate this show in its own little space and appreciate that they at least tried to, in a period-typical way, acknowledge the trope and suggest that it wasn't that simple. I read some pretty good meta, way back when, on LJ about how Sha'u're actually was herself the most revolutionary character in the original film. I really liked it at the time, but I wonder how much of it is true and how much of it is wishful thinking.

Sha're and Skaara being taken in Children of the Gods is also very sad on one level but also really frustrating. I know that I ship Jack/Daniel and always have but it's still really kind of icky feeling that it's necessarily built on the back of Sha're and Skaara being taken in order to propel the plot. I really just can't help feeling Sha're and Skaara are among those characters who really deserved better. Nevertheless, I am along for the likely slow-ride of rewatching this show and falling in love with Jack/Daniel again. I was asked by my friend, who knows my penchant for shipping OT3s, if I had one in this show. I remember writing a fic that was Daniel/Sam once as a sort of mutual pining for Jack thing when he was gone, but overall I feel like I didn't really? Which seems unlike me. I'm not opposed to it, but I think I mostly shipped Jack/Daniel and Sam/Martouf???
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2017-07-16 01:03 pm
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Thirteen

I awakened to the news that the Thirteenth Doctor is to be a woman, played by Jodie Whittaker. I am really happy for the sake of representation, but I feel a little bit like I'm reeling anyway. When I was younger I was resistant to the idea, but addressing internalized misogyny and just growing up have paved the way for me to be not-unhappy about this development. However, it just really does feel like this bigger change for me than I know how to process at the moment, even though I know I'll probably welcome her with open arms when I see her in action. Now if only I would finish watching the middle episodes of S10.
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2017-07-15 11:55 pm
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Fandom Content To Do List

Back in April when I was swamped and tied down, I fantasized about all the fannish catching up I was going to do when I was "free" with summer break. Trouble is, freedom doesn't feel free when you're really uncertain about the future. I don't really know why I let myself go on the road to utterly wrecked sleep cycle and no structure or (even leisurely) ambition, but this ALWAYS happens when I have no deadline in the future. Now, I have secured employment and will be working toward my first day of new hire orientation on July 24. Meaning that my completely free time is almost at its end. Normally, that'd have me in tears just because I hate change, but I honestly think that this summer has taught me that I was completely right about my inclination that teaching was good for me, pacing-wise. I can see my next break in the future, but it's far enough out that I do know I have to commit and get things done during my days, and I think this lifestyle will really suit me if I can just get myself in gear.

I've decided to make a to-do list for things I want to do in terms of consuming fandom content. I might make a different sort of post about my fanworks later, but this is about the canon itself.

I. Rewatch
II. Catch Up/Finish
III. New Media
IV. Currently


I. Rewatch (or Reread)


  • Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  • Fate/Zero
  • Kara no Kyoukai
  • Steins;Gate
  • Robotics;Notes
  • The Hunger Games (books)
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Star Wars OT & PT
  • Artemis Fowl


II. Catch Up/Finish


  • Doctor Who
  • The Librarians
  • BBC Merlin (?)
  • Yuuri On Ice


III. New Media




Currently


  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Myths & Legends Podcast
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender


I don't really know if being arrested by nostalgia like this is good for anyone, but I can't seem to help it? I just feel like I fell into such a slump on some of this stuff that I missi t so badly...
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2017-07-14 03:36 am
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tumblr tags

Since this DW is full of Dear Author letters and not a lot else but my tumblr is a six year old time capsule of everything I have found mildly interesting and void-screaming, I think it is worth noting that if you want to know me before I have accumulated much here, you might glance there. This is by no means saying you have to, but it's just an offer. As I write this post, I am reaching a point of delirium where I can't write a Good or even Coherent Post right now, but what I am gonna do is create a list of tumblr tags that I think provide a window into my personality.

My sense of humor, my ambitions, my aesthetic, my sense that pushing buttons on the internet will one day make me feel alive.

tumblr tags of questionable interest:



If you are looking for fandom stuff, literally just append the full fandom name to a /tagged/ link on there.
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2017-07-14 02:11 am
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Am I a farmer now?

I joined the FFA... sort of.

I spent my first hour on fail_fandomanon. I actually sort of figured out how it works, etc.

I have really enjoyed these past few days of dreamwidth actually being active in some ways and not just shouting into a void.

I got a job today! My first teaching job. It's not official quite yet, and it's 45 minutes drive. It could be better, but it could be so much worse. I feel like if I can stick this out for a year or two, I can save some money, pay down some debt, help my parents, and figure out where or if I want to move to a more metro area. It's in a beautiful rural area, and I live in a small city (50k). I would like to go somewhere with more opportunity and more nerdy social outlets, but int he meantime, I love the landscape here. I don't want to feel financially or socially pressured to move just for the sake of moving. I am blessed to get along with my parents and I don't especially want to leave them or our dogs when I don't have an interesting or especially safe or comfy place to land.

I'm considering whether or not to institute some kind of minor locking of my entries, but also I am l-a-z-y and don't want to have to change gears every time I make a post.

This is a line just so that every line-break in this post doesn't start with "I."
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2017-07-11 03:38 pm
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A Fannish Autobiography: Part II

Part II: GeoSites, because I swear that's how you say it

When I was in third grade, several fateful things happened. The most solemn of these was that the shooting at Columbine High School happened. Between this new fear about the conditions teenagers faced in public school, my parents perception of my early-adolescent symptoms of depression, and other concerns about my education itself, my parents decided to home-school me. This had pros and cons, and to this day, I will argue with my fellow proponents of public school that home-schooling isn't all bad. When it is done by a caring, intelligent parent or individual, it can be a very rewarding experience that allows an individual child to pursue his or her own interests and strengths, academically and otherwise. I got to volunteer in the community and to participate in programs to get me around kids my age and other things like that, so I wasn't all alone. I wouldn't say that I wasn't lonely quite a bit of the time, though, and envious of my peers who got to see their friends every day. Like I said, there were pros and cons.

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2017-07-11 04:37 am
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A Fannish Autobiography: Part I

Part I: The Wonder Years

Yes, I have seen the TV show The Wonder Years. No, it was not my first fandom. I'm not quite old enough for that. I was born in 1991 to parents already in their 30s. We lived in a river valley in the Appalachian South but within two minutes of a city. We did not have cable. We had this large, cabinet-contained TV as I recall, and a bunny-ear antenna. We also had a black and white TV - my parents' first TV - that sat on top of the refrigerator which, very occasionally, picked up blurry PBS signal in addition to the big three networks we picked up in the living room. Given this situation, I didn't really get a strong saturation of a lot of whatever it was children in the early 90s watched if they had cable.

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2017-07-11 04:08 am
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A Fannish Autobiography in Parts (Part 0)

This is probably the fourth or fifth time I've tried to use Dreamwidth as a personal and fannish outlet. However, none of these efforts has ever been wildly successful. I think the main reasons for this have been bad timing, lack of real thought about anything in particular to say, and the fact that I would most feel the need to come back to a place like this when I was especially hurt and depressed by another fannish outlet. None of those factors really led to a functioning journal, and now when I go to communities to be added as a friend the only thing I have to show are my feeble attempts at self-deprecating, mopey blogging and dozens and dozens of Dear Author letters.

In an attempt to remedy several issues at once, I have decided to outline and write a fandom autobiography. In doing this, I hope to reflect on the good, bad, and silly of my fannish past and its tremendous impact on my life and personal development. It will give me a core reason to come on and make posts regularly for a while, and it will also give any new friends a mix of nostalgia and information. It's a journal, so if you friend me you're hopefully looking for personal connection and something to read.

Here are the parts I hope to divide this autobiography into, subject to change as I see the need:

I. The Wonder Years (when I achieved setience-2000/2001)
II. GeoSites, because I swear that's how you say it (2002-2004?)
III. A Contributing Member of Something (2006-2009)
IV. The Smouldering of a Dying World (2010-2011)
V. Everybody is Doing It (2011-2014)
VI. Nobody is Doing Anything and Lots of Headcanon (2015)
VII. The Dark Year (2016)
VII. This is a Real Journal Now

Stay tuned for Part I.
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2017-07-11 01:36 am
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[comm] dear genex author:

Dear GenEx author,

Thank you for writing something for me! I have enjoyed this exchange for a couple of years, and I always find that it's much easier to write gen than I remember. I think that, even when I participate in shippy exchanges, a lot of my requests could be read as gen if one really wanted to. What I love in fanfiction, really, is the development of relationships and the exploration and resolution of conflict. It doesn't really matter how characters love each other, as long as they do. And I also love reading about characters who, maybe, couldn't really be said to love each other but who are important in one another's lives no less. My likes and dislikes are slightly adapted from my usual copy-paste to help them illuminate my gen-specific likes more, but you can see my other letters if, for some reason, you want to. Please take my prompts as helpful suggestions and not demands. If you have an idea, please go with it, whether or not it meets one of my prompts or not; as long as we stay away from my very short dislikes list, I'll be very happy with whatever you give me!

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, explicit gore, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, emotional ambiguity, friendly enemies, belligerent friendships, found families, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing (even nonromantic/sexy kind), loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

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2017-07-07 11:58 pm
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[comm] dear press_start author:

Dear Press Start author,

Thank you for writing something for me! This exchange is a new challenge for me. I am a fixation-game-player rather than someone who plays a ton of games. The games I do play I am really captivated with, but I think this was probably the first year I have had enough game fandoms to sign up for this exchange and I'm excited. That means the bar is so low for you that it barely exists, as far as pleasing me, as long as you abide by my dislikes. I hope you have fun with it! If you have something that leaps into your mind that doesn't really go with my prompts, feel free.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Fandom Specifics

Portal

Characters/Groups Requested:


  • Chell & Doug Rattmann

  • Chell/Wheatley

  • Chell



For Chell & Doug, I would like either an unlikely reunion fic, a story about Chell's feelings about her unseen friend, or something where they are kind of communicating through a space-time anomaly. It would be neat if Doug was already dead by the time Chell is awakened, but they are still able to communicate because of some kind of weird space-time thing. Whether or not it ultimately saved Doug would be up to you if you followed that prompt. I would also just like a Chell-centric fic where she responds to Doug's story and knows what he went through, even if he is long-gone. Or, if you'd like them to get to be more contemporaneous and to escape together and get to know what the other went through, that'd be cool too.

If you do Chell/Wheatley, feel free to do your own thing with it. However, I'd also like to note that I love the fic Blue Sky by Waffles, which is often what converts people to shipping Chell/Wheatley. That wasn't the case for me; I stumbled into Chell/Wheatley much more by accident before I ever read the fic. But I love that fic and extended universe stuff based on the fic is welcome. If you do your own thing, though, I would be interested in suddenly-android fics. I like fics where Wheatley was at least at one time his little ball self but then becomes a convincing humanoid. The adjustment, especially if Wheatley is attractive to Chell, too, could be cute-funny. I don't mind somewhat dark fic dealing with Wheatley's egotism as it was affected or accentuated by the chassis if you want to go that route. The musical cue when Chell realizes what is happening with Wheatley has always broken my heart, even before this shipping thing happened. If they were to escape the Labs together, I'd like to learn about what they find on the outside -- canon compliant or otherwise. Zombies, werewolves, nuclear wasteland survival -- whatever you want. I love survival stories and survival bonding.

For a Chell-centric fic, I'd love to read about any point in her life. If you wanted to write about little girl Chell and her parent who likely worked at Aperture before the fateful Bring Your Daughter to Work day, it would be neat if you did a sort of creepy, psychological horror thing with Chell sort of picking up on the fact that something is off before she ever comes to the place. If you wanted to write the story of her being processed in as a test subject, being determined to have impossible tenacity, and her rebellion, I would love that, too, since we have the hope of her escaping later. Any missing scenes during the games would be welcome, as would her survival after escaping. All I ask is that Chell lives!


Mass Effect Trilogy

Characters/Groups Requested:


  • Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian

  • Male Shepard/Kaidan Alenko



I love that Shepard and Garrus are brothers in arms first, regardless of Shepard's gender. Then, if fem!Shepard play their cards right, they end up accidentally falling in love as a result of being friends with benefits and tried by fire. I just really like that it seems like no matter how you shook their relationship up, they would come out caring about each other without question. The fact that they seem to be genuinely into each other without really having a fetish or past inter-species relations is really appealing. Post-War survival fic would be nice. Missing scenes would also be good. I like survival and domestic situations equally. If you wanted to write something about them interacting with war orphans it would melt my heart.

For Male Shepard and Kaidan, I just really want to know more about the development of their chemistry. I like the fact that m!Shep and Kaidan can't have a romance until ME3 because I tend to think of it as them just being a lot more tangled in multiple layers of possible social taboos and denial and finally just really needing to acknowledge their feelings before it's too late. I would really like the "before it's too late" theme to play into a fic about them, even if you turn around and give them a happy ending after all. Awkward unresolved romantic and sexual tension would also be appreciated, taking place in ME1 or ME2. I love the fact that Kaidan is a powerful biotic and a medic, so if that played into it that'd be great. Wound care hurt/comfort, maybe?

Fallout: New Vegas

Characters/Relationships Requested:


  • Female Courier

  • Female Courier/Benny

  • Male Courier/Craig Boone



Female Courier on her own and with any companions you choose! If she has the dog, keep the dog alive! Other than that, go nuts. I would just love to know some of her adventures, either in line with a quest or perhaps to know more about how she got to where she ended up at the beginning of the game. I would just really like to get to know her as a fleshed out person. How did she become a courier? Did she have a past beyond that? Maybe a tag scene right before Benny shoots her would be an idea to start with and work backward, but really, whatever you want to do pre-, during, or post- game.

For Female Courier/Benny, I am not looking for a healthy romance fic, let me be clear. I just was a little bit shocked when I found out that one could seduce him as a possible response to finding him? It's obviously so, so messed up, but the one time I was playing with a character I decided could stomach it, I was really disappointed with the possible resolutions. You could either shoot him in his sleep, or if you went to sleep, he would just leave you a note and leave you. Neither of those things were satisfying to me. I honestly wanted something more like a mutually weird psychological thing where Female Courier got to kind of get her revenge through making Benny feel increasingly messed up and haunted by a living woman. I wanted New Vegas Bonnie and Clyde with a mix of crime and vigilantism, or something. I want the kind of messed up psychology described to be mutual. That would be interesting to me, if you have the stomach to handle writing it for me.

For Male Courier/Craig Boone, I just... had never thought about this and then really liked the tag? I like Boone as a companion, but since I had played as the Female Courier this specifically never occurred to me. I would like you to flesh out Male Courier, as you'd like. I just thought that if this were a relationship that might occur that it might cater to one of my favorite things which is bisexual people kind of coming to terms with being bisexual and having it be a good thing in their lives instead of getting them judged and left alone. If Craig was able to deal with his grief for his wife but then found really unexpected new love while killing the heck out of the Legion, that would be fantastic. Long talks in shoddy shelter and bonding leading to romance? I love survival tropes leading to bonding, so go for it.
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2017-07-07 08:43 pm
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[comm] dear auexchange author:

Dear AUExchange author,

Thank you for writing something for me! I have not done any duplicate-fandom nominations because I believe that in cases where I chose multiple characters/relationships, most of the AU tags would work with a focus on any of the characters/relationships. Please go with your gut and write the one that fits the best for you. If there is more than one relationship or character tag you like, feel free to include both but make the focus central to one in such a way that the narrative is manageable for you. Basically, feel free to interpret my prompts as you wish and to be creative. Anything I say in this letter, except for DNWs/Dislikes, is just a suggestion.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

Since the AU tags themselves are prompts, I will leave those to speak for themselves and also include a few clarifying notes or thoughts where needed. Please feel free to focus on one character or relationship tag or to combine them (as long as they don't contradict relationships, etc.).

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Characters/Relationships Requested:


  • Relationship: Aang/Katara/Zuko

  • Relationship: Zuko & Iroh

  • Relationship: Zuko & Katara & Azula & Ty Lee & Mai

  • Zuko



AUs Requested


  • AU: Aang is discovered too late but the Gaang+Zuko mount a rebellion

  • AU: Katara is captured by the Fire Nation at the end of Book 2

  • AU: the Gaang captures Zuko



I have requested an OT3 between Aang, Katara, and Zuko as my only romantic relationship. If you would like to write about that, great! However, I would like to say that if you would like to include them in a gen relationship, that is okay, too. I love gen relationships between all of the Gaang, and I like the Fire Plastics, too.

I love the time setting and the use of bending. I would prefer if the setting remained the same, even if timing or other details are a bit different. If you choose to include sexual content, please make sure that the characters are of age of consent. These kids need time to grow up, and I don't want to read underage sexuality. However, if they are old enough, I am okay with any rating for this fandom! Please let me know some of what happened in the interim, if you go that way.

I like canon Katara/Aang, but I don't like the fact that it seemed so necessary to resolve it in less than a year when they were so young. I appreciate the strong indication that it was going to work out, but I would like a slower burn. It would also make it easier to work one's way into an OT3. It is okay if the OT3 starts out as a twosome, too, then builds into including three. But please, please, please remember I am 100% okay with a mutually gen relationship too.

I love Azula and Ty Lee and Mai and how they are friends but that Azula's power over her friends is really unhealthy. I would like to see that, if you choose that AU, and how Katara and Zuko react to that. If you do this fic, you could also include something where Aang and Sokka come to get Katara at some point, but that is also 1000% optional.

Arranged Marriage Trope is totally welcome in this fandom, too, if you wanted.

Iroh is my favorite parental figure, probably, in anything. Anything Zuko does in any of the AUs, I would love to know how he is involved and how he responds. If, for example, Zuko gets captured by the Gaang at some point, how does Iroh respond? Does he feel the need to try to rescue him? Does he change his mind later? Anything like that.

Zuko doesn't have to be the focal character of any of these, but I picked his single character tag in case you wanted him to be!

I am just throwing things out there, though! My tags are descriptive enough so please ignore these things if you already have something you want to write.

DC Cinematic Universe

Characters/Relationship Requested:


  • Relationship: Diana/Steve Trevor



AUs Requested


  • AU: Captain Kirk from Star Trek is Steve reincarnated

  • AU: Steve survives plane explosion from abilities unknown to him before then

  • AU: Soulmates reincarnate and find each other

  • AU: Barry Allen saves Steve from explosion through time travel

  • AU: Steve Trevor survives the events of the WW movie



If you do the Star Trek AU, please be advised that I've only seen the first Star Trek movie with Chris Pine in it. I liked it, though, so if you wanted to write that it might motivate me to watch the others. I love Steve Trevor so much, and that is a shortcut to seeing Diana in space.

If Steve has abilities, is reincarnated, or anything that involves him being anything but a mundane, ordinary human, you could take these ideas and run with them: Steve is a reincarnation of an Ancient Greek hero; Steve is some kind of creature from white, European mythology.

Any other DC characters are free to show up! I'm more familiar with the Arrowverse for Barry, so if you wanted to do a sort of Earth-fusion thing in that way, feel free, but don't feel obligated to. I've seen DC Cinematic Universe Barry in the trailers, at least. I also like the Batfam. Again, no pressure, just freedom!

I just fell in love with Diana/Steve. I love the fact that it isn't full gender role reversal given the time period but that it is a reversal of presumptive authority. Steve and the other men come to rely on Diana and her amazing abilities, even going so far as to lament having to do something "on their own" without her. I love that this film didn't shy away from traditional gender roles and the prejudices that go with them but allowed Diana to buck against them with her own ideals, culture, and personality, rather than just making it a sort of sweeping, hammy indictment of everyone.

I'd love it if they could get married or have a sort of agreement similar to marriage. I'd love to see them get to be intimate, but I would like something of a plot, so it's up to you!

If you do Soulmates and Reincarnation, I basically love any of those Soulmate AU things but maybe something with words or language would be cool since Diana can speak many languages.

Mass Effect Trilogy

Characters/Relationships Requested:


  • Relationship: Normandy Crew

  • Relationship: Male Shepard/Kaidan Alenko

  • Relationship: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect Trilogy)

  • Relationship: Jeff "Joker" Moreau/EDI

  • Female Shepard

  • Kaidan Alenko

  • Jeff "Joker" Moreau

  • Garrus Vakarian



AUs Requested:


  • AU: Reapers Don't Exist

  • AU: ME2 is About Finding an Alternative Way to Defeat the Reapers

  • AU: Just-Zombies/Husks AU but still In Space

  • AU: Everybody Lives

  • AU: Cerberus is Competent

  • AU: Female Shepard and Male Shepard are Siblings

  • AU: Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style Fusion



A ton of relationships listed above! Remember, pick a reasonable number for yourself and the ones you like the most.

For Reapers Don't Exist or Just-Zombies/Husks AU, or the Everybody Lives one, I would just like to see the Normandy Crew come together anyway. I would still like some conflicts and some stakes, but I would just like them to be smaller scale and more interpersonal to allow for more focus on the characters' and their individual relationships and morality rather than what must be done for the entire galaxy. I like survival fiction, serious and silly. One-blanket shipping trope is a classic I love.

ME2 has received a lot of plot criticism from some people I know for being sort of a weird detour rather than something that could have made the ME3 ending more palatable to more people. If you want to go a really world-build-y, plotty AU route, I'd be interested to see what you come up with! As with that, if you go for the Cerberus is Competent AU, instead of or in addition to, I would just like to see Cerberus as a viable, darker moral gray option if we're going to go with Shepard working with them. They just go from weird, pointless experience, too all their guys getting killed in this sort of meandering way and I would just like to see if you could create some cohesion and make it more of a choice.

Female and Male Shepard are Siblings AU could go with any of these! Or, if you choose to just have one Shepard around, I am okay with any Shepard, default or custom, and any background and psychological profile. I prefer Paragon or Paragade Shepards, but some Renegade stuff is fine.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer-style fusion honestly came from the fact that Seth Green's voice always made me think of his character, Oz, from BtVS. It occurred to me that this might go with my zombies/husks suggestion or give you a modern AU. Or it could be that the line of slayers has continued all the way up into human space colonization. Female Shepard could be the Slayer. I would also be open to any of the other female characters being the Slayer and Shepard being her muscle. Just, please make sure the Slayer is female, but the focal point of this story could be through Joker's eyes (meta joke), or anyone else's. Any character and relationship requested could fold into this. I seriously don't mind. Again, I love survival tropes, so just them getting through the day, slaying vampires or slaying zombies, would be great. If you do a modern AU with this, please, please let me have Garrus is still totally a turian and living on Earth somehow, if he's in it. Tell me how that works.

And, so far, I haven't said anything about Kaidan so here's a blurb about him. If you do anything with him, I just love that he is a biotic with faulty equipment. I love that he's a very competent soldier but has also chosen to hone his skills as a medic. I like the idea of mShep/Kaidan because I like the idea of a closeted bisexual soldier finally not being able to be silent about his feelings for a commanding officer when they both might die. Do with that what you will.

FemShep/Garrus is great because they start as brothers in arms, regardless of Shepard's gender, but then can go along this interesting path of almost accidentally stumbling into love from being friends with benefits that is really nice.

Joker/EDI is just great because I think it's amazing that Joker would so much rather deal with his ship than normal people problems.

Any rating is good! You can include sexuality if you like for any pairing I've requested.
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2017-04-29 09:48 pm
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[comm] dear notprimetime author:

Dear NPTimer,

I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe.

Thank you for writing something for me! I love this exchange, and I do my best to participate every year. I am requesting some different things from my usual, but I am very interested to see what you come up with for any of the requests you choose to fill. As usual, if you have a story you want to tell that doesn't quite line up with a prompt I've provided, please go for it. My dislikes list is short and should be easy to get around. Otherwise, consider everything in this letter flexible and write something that you are interested in writing so we'll both have fun!

Any characters from given fandoms that are not within the requested relationship are welcome to appear in your fic, if you'd like! I am fine with any rating but do not care for PWP. Crossovers are fine if it is something I've written or you've seen mentioned in one of my dear author letters which you can find by clicking the tag link (basically, anything as long as you have reason to believe I know what you're talking about). AUs are also totally fine but I do not really want mundane/no powers AUs where applicable.

The rest of this letter is: dislikes, likes, then fandom-specific prompts which you can CTRL + F if you like.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

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2017-02-28 12:56 am
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[comm] dear fandom5k author:

Dear Long(er)fic Writer,

I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe.

Thank you for writing something for me! Especially given the nature of this exchange requiring a greater-than-usual commitment on your part, I will try to make my prompts as helpful to you as possible. Please do not let my prompts intimidate, hinder, or bore you. If you have a different idea with my requested character(s) that doesn't really harp on my DNWs, go for whatever you want, basically. My prompts are just guidelines to not leave you in the dark.

The order of my letter goes: dislikes, likes, fandom-specific prompts.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions, foils

I did not pick 'Smut' as a genre, but I am comfortable with any rating or the inclusion of sexual themes or content. I simply do not really want PWP.

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2017-01-03 08:00 pm
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[comm] dear chocolatebox author:

Dear Chocolatier,

I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe on AO3.

Thank you so much for writing something for me! Each time I write one of these letters, I try to consolidate my common preferences, including likes and dislikes. Forgive me if it seems redundant at all. Please remember that this letter is for your convenience and guidance. If you have an idea you'd like to write that doesn't particularly fit one of my prompts or likes, go for it! My dislikes/do-not-wants list is pretty short, so please don't feel in any way intimidated by this letter.

In this letter, I'll provide you with dislikes, likes, and some fandom-specific prompts. In fandoms where I have requested "any" relationship, more concise prompts are for your sake and not intended to indicate lesser interest.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay)

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, pre-canon, post-canon, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, "what if" / canon divergent AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions

Sexual content between consenting adults is fine if you'd like to write it, but I would prefer no PWP.

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2016-10-07 02:05 am

[comm] dear yuletide author:

Dear yuletide author,

It's that time of year again, and I couldn't be more excited that I am once again doing Yuletide. Each year, I have slightly more obscure fandom interests, so I have gone from scratching my head to biting my nails with anticipation. Whatever you choose to write for me, I hope you enjoy yourself. Any prompts I provide are there to help you, but if you have a story in mind that does not fall within those prompt parameters, go right ahead! My DNWs list is pretty short and concise, so I very much appreciate you bearing that in mind, but otherwise I am pretty much good with anything that you would find in or alluded to any given canon and explicit stuff if you see fit, though I would prefer no PWP.

I give my dislikes first to get the negative out of the way, then my likes, and then fandom specific stuff. Also, I am okay with crossovers if for some reason you want to do one between any of my requested fandoms or a fandom you discover I'm somehow familiar with by cyberstalking me. If you would like to include any unnominated characters in addition to any requested characters, I love diverse character sets in fics, so feel free. I'll give you shipping preferences if you want to include them, but I am equally happy with gen. I would generally prefer it if you did not use unrequested ships as a primary focus, but the inclusion of unrequested ships for plot, particularly if they are canon, does not bother me. If I request more than one character, I am perfectly okay with a limited number of requested set appearing, though I am also happy if they all show up.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless ending (but sad is okay), no powers AUs, loli/shota

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, post-canon, "what if" / canon divergence AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions

I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe.

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2016-09-11 11:26 pm
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[comm] dear trickortreatex author:

Dear trickortreatex author,

I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe on AO3!

Thank you for writing something for me, first and foremost. I write a lot of these letters, and often they feel a bit redundant. I always strive to make them a bit more concise, a bit more detailed, whatever I think will help each time. If you feel confused by anything, know that you can look at past Dear Author letters and find... much the same thing, perhaps expressed in a slightly different way.

I love Halloween and spooky things. I love things which are both creepy and cute. However, I do not necessarily need any of these fics to be centered around the holiday. Instead, I am excited to see whether or not you go with a trick or a treat! I have requested either/or and I fully encourage you to go either direction you feel inspired! I have a few firm Do-Not-Wants, but other than that I am fully in support of all trick fics you might come up with.

I will provide you with some dislikes, likes, and then on to fandom-specific prompts and thoughts!

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, serious or permanent injury related to sexuality, nihilism, hopeless ending (but sad is okay), no powers AUs, loli/shota

I'd also like to ask for no unrequested ships as a primary focus, since there are some fandoms I've requested a lot of characters for and don't necessarily want to itemize all of my preferences out. However, I don't mind if your story includes an unrequested ship, especially if it's canon. Gen relationships of any nature or combination are perfect, though! I don't have to have a ship in any fic.

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, bedsharing, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary/journal/log fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of ordinary life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, post-canon, "what if" / canon divergence AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, mysteries, healing, survival (wilderness, zombie apocalypse, etc.), last stands, trying against impossible odds, succeeding against impossible odds, heartfelt goodbyes, unexpected reunions

About Art: It occurs to me that when art is an option, since I only actually request fanfiction, that I never say anything about it. I would be happy to receive art as a treat! I just know it's a ton of work and am not the most visually-oriented person. If you feel compelled to do art: my favorite color is red, I overall like warm palettes, but anything is good as long as it isn't graphically gory!

You can CTRL + F to find the fandom you're looking for if scrolling is too much!

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Thank you so much once again!
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2016-08-09 12:02 am
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[comm] dear darkestnightex author:

Dear darkestnightex author,

I'm [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe!

Another first for me, this is my first inherently-dark fic exchange, so please bear with my delicate heart. In the Optional Details section on AO3, I put the following information as hard do-not-wants as instructed by the form:

Hard DNWs: Please do not write any unrequested forms of sexual violence or coercion for me. Even if dark sexual themes are permissible per prompt, please no snuff or serious or permanent injury associated with sex. Please do not write excessive gore beyond what one might see in a PG-13 setting, though canon-typical violence is okay certainly. Please do not write a heavily nihilistic narrative for me. Even in the midst of misery I would prefer not all-hope-ever-is-lost.


I have a pretty standard format for these letters, so please forgive any redundancy in my usual dislikes list. Please also note that as long as you abide by the above, the dislikes list can be considered flexible to a degree if it would help with your narrative since these are not necessarily supposed to have happy endings or the like.

Dislikes: character-bashing towards anybody, noncon, explicit gore, breathplay, bloodplay*, nihilism, utterly hopeless forever and ever ending, no powers AUs

*Basically what I mean here for this exchange is the above-mentioned no serious or permanent injury related to sex.

Likes: canon-typical violence, missing scenes, UST, emotional ambiguity, found families, developing or established relationships, time travel, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, canon-divergent AUs, earned happy endings, groundhog day trope, monster-of-the-week adventures, casefic

Because of the extremely extensive additional tagging for this exchange, in my fandom-specific prompts I will list the tags requested but write general prompts that bear them in mind rather than addressing each tag. If you don't see something in any of the prompts that jumps out at you, feel free to bypass them and go with something from the requested tag list as your source of inspiration. I want to see the story you want to write. Prompts are there to help, not hinder. I hope you have fun writing for me!

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2016-07-20 02:34 am
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[comm] dear genex author:

Dear genex author,

This is my first time participating in a definitely-gen exchange. I am really excited about it, but this is somewhat new ground for me, even if a lot of my ship-fics could be read as gen with the right goggles. I am [archiveofourown.org profile] failsafe on AO3. This letter is some prompting guidelines but is not binding. I am excited to see whatever you come up with and this letter is to help rather than bind you!

I retool my dislikes and likes from pretty much the same pool for every exchange. I'm trying to make it a little more enlightening for gen specifically this go-around. You can reference any of my other dear author letters for the typical list and anything else you'd like to know about me that I don't share here.

Dislikes: character bashing towards anybody, explicit gore, nihilism, hopeless endings (but sad is okay), no powers AUs

Likes: missing scenes, platonic affection, found families, loyalty, worldbuilding, epistolary fiction, monster-of-the-week / slice of life adventures, earned second chances, dealing with consequences, post-canon, bonding experiences, funny-awkward situations, "what if" / canon divergence AUs, earned happy endings, holidays, casefic, groundhog day trope, healing, canon-typical themes

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