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Dear Fandom 5K writer,

Thank you so much for writing for me!

If you'd like to stalk me during the exchange, I mainly hang around tumblr besides here. On my AO3 you can see the fics I've bookmarked if that helps give you ideas or in figuring out the things I like, or you can check out my fic rec masterlist (still in progress) that may be easier to maneuver. And always feel free to ask if you have questions or want me to expand on anything!

All of this is totally optional, but I know a lot of the time it helps to have some direction to go in, so I've included some likes, dislikes, prompts, and squee for your inspiration. Include whatever you like or none if nothing I mention suits your fancy! Go wild! I'm up to date on everything (except The Magicians and The Flash, but I should be through by reveals), so no need to worry about spoilers.

Likes and Dislikes
Tbh, I'm really easy. I will read pretty much anything and my likes run the gamut from "totally normal" to "rare and kind of bizarre" to "probably squicks a lot of people." So whatever you can come up with, chances are good that I'll like it! If it's something not listed under dislikes, then feel free to give it a try if you like, even if it's not one of my specific likes. Which I kind of go on about, sorry not sorry...


fluff, AUs (coffee shop, college, high school, supernatural creatures, thieves/con artists, whatever ya got I'll probably love it), pining, fake/pretend relationships, antagonistic relationships that turn into love, kid fic, characters suddenly realizing they've been in love all along, domesticity/family, communication by snark, codependent friendships, get togethers, soulmates, adoptive parent-child relationships, queer/trans/genderqueer/etc. characters, magic, steampunk, road trips, tattoos/piercings/body mods, ghosts and monsters, arranged marriage, smoking, vegan food, cuddling, dealing with addiction, magical realism, epistolary, secret relationships

intelligence kink, language kink, competency kink, breeding/impregnation kink, BDSM (especially aftercare), rimming, tentacles, double penetration, sloppy seconds, dubcon/noncon, dirty talk, xeno, chub love, wing kink, D/S, bestiality (sentient/partly human or not), gangbang, daddy kink, non-human genitalia, oviposition, praise kink, mpreg (ok with incest and bestiality), watersports, messy sex, anal, creampie, doggy style, rough sex, incest, size difference, first time, age difference, prostitution, sex toys, telepathic sex, sexual slavery, made them do it, cock warming, underage


major character death, 1st and 2nd person POV, cancer fic, abuse in main pairings, infidelity, animal death/torture, zombies, suicide, crossovers (i.e. meeting the characters), recreational drug use, noir AUs, time travel

scat, vomit, vore, amputation, lactation, unbirthing

I'll try not to put particular emphasis on any of them as I'd love to get something for whatever you feel most comfortable writing, so how much description or squeeing I do has no bearing on how much I want any of them! The prompts are only there for inspiration, don't feel like you have to do one of them if you have something else in mind. Feel free to add in other characters into the background/side pairings as you like :)

[Buzzfeed Unsolved]Buzzfeed Unsolved
I don’t usually watch web series, but oh man, I got so sucked into this show! I love true crime and supernatural stuff, so it’s really perfect for me lol The true crime episodes are my favorite though. If you want to include anything from outside the show, I am vaguely familiar with some of the other shows (mostly Worth It) and other Buzzfeed employees.

Genre: Action/Adventure, Darkfic, Established Relationship, Fluff, Getting Together, Horror, Humor, Mystery/Procedural, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life

Ryan Bergara/Shane Madej
I really really love the dynamic between these two, all the snarking and jokes and fond exasperation. It makes the show so much more fun and interesting. Plus they’re just so cute together? Idk, I just love the boys so much lol I also really love a the big fandom stuff like demon!Shane and either one of them being serial killers, so please feel free to go wild with those!


  • Ryan and Shane figure out that they’re both serial killers and decide to team up.

  • Buzzfeed does a matchmaking show and much to their surprise, Ryan and Shane get matched.

  • While flying off to film on location, Ryan decides they should join the mile high club.

  • They finally solve a true crime case.

[The Flash (tv)]The Flash (tv)
I was pretty much on the fence about DC until this show, but they do such an awesome job I can't help but love it. I do love the Team Flash interactions and seeing how other react to relationships.

Genre: Action/Adventure, AU - Canon Divergence, AU - Genre Shift, Character Development, Established Relationship, Fluff, Getting Together, Humor, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life, Worldbuilding

Cisco Ramon/Harrison “Harry” Wells
Cisco is probably my favorite character on the show. He's hilarious and just so enthusiastic about everything. Harry squeaks by in second, he's such a wonderful, bitter asshole :D I really enjoy the animosity between them, the way they're constantly snarking at each other. There's obviously respect and fondness there too, they just maybe don't know how to show it. I like the idea of Jesse (or someone else) being fed up with them flirting all the time and taking it into their own hands to get them together. Or maybe someone trying to hook them up with each other or someone else without knowing they're already together.


  • Cisco and Harry have to go undercover as a couple to stop the newest meta.

  • Cisco thought he'd never find his soulmate... until Harry came through the breach.

  • An experiment gone wrong leaves Cisco and Harry accidentally soul bonded.

  • Cisco is heartbroken when Wells turns out to be evil, but he's not sure getting together with Earth-2 Wells as a rebound is such a good idea.

[Harry Potter]Harry Potter
This fandom will probably always be one of my favorites and I just really love the characters and the world. Anything before, during, or after canon would be great, as well as AUs (I'm especially fond of dark!Harry, dark!Ginny, and dark!Lavender).

Genre: Action/Adventure, Worldbuilding, AU - Canon Divergence, AU - Genre Shift, AU - Modern, Character Development, Darkfic, Established Relationship, Fix-it fic, Fluff, Getting Together, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life

Harry Potter/Voldemort
Harry/Voldemort has long been my favorite ship and I really never tire of reading literally anything about them. I’m a big fan of Harry going dark and joining Voldemort on his own, though I do also really enjoy them being magically compelled or Harry having no choice in joining Voldemort. They have a handy little mental connection that could definitely be explored. I can see it leading to an accidental soul bond, or them using it to keep up some sort of secret relationship.


  • Voldemort wins the war and keeps Harry as a slave.

  • A Death Eater catches Harry out in the Forbidden Forest and brings him to Voldemort.

  • Harry and Voldemort find out they're magical soulmates and thus can't kill each other (no matter how hard they try).

  • After the horcruxes are destroyed, Voldemort reverts back to an amnesiac Tom, and Harry can’t help but take pity on him.

Lavender Brown/Pansy Parkinson
I’m a big fan of both Lavender and Pansy because we don't see much about them and they're kind of looked down on in both the books and the fandom. It would be really interesting to see more about any of their lives outside of the more main characters and what their actual hopes and thoughts are. I feel like they’d have a lot in common and get on very well, despite their different houses.


  • Pansy finds Lavender crying in the library and comforts her.

  • Pansy visits Lavender at St. Mungoe’s after the Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Voldemort wins the war and Pansy is given Lavender as a gift.

Ginny Weasley/Pansy Parkinson
Pansy and Ginny are both really interesting characters on their own, but I think together they’d be a force of nature. I imagine things might be rocky between them at first, so what would be enough to get them together? I feel like they’d be a lot alike under the superficial, so I’d love to see that explored.


  • Ginny searches out Voldemort sometime after the diary and joins him, much to Pansy’s surprise.

  • Ginny tries to keep her girlfriend secret from the rest of her house.

  • Pansy and Ginny decide to get married not long after the Battle of Hogwarts to show the wizarding world that reconciliation and a future is possible.

Tom Riddle/Ginny Weasley
I’m imagining this as diary!Tom, but feel free to go with past Tom or Voldemort if you like. I love them all :) I love the idea that even after the diary is destroyed, Ginny can’t quite forget the handsome boy who was the only one who would pay attention to her. I can see her having that desire for acceptance be twisted into something even darker and more dangerous. I’d love something where Tom is manipulating her, though I’d also love Ginny not to be some fragile flower or stupid.


  • Ginny struggles after the Chamber of Secrets, but no one notices.

  • Tom convinces Ginny that he’s the only one who could love her.

My favorite character! I love Voldemort in every iteration and I would be delighted to see absolutely anything about him. What was Tom really like at the orphanage before Dumbledore showed up? What did he do after he was rejected from the DADA teaching position? How does he train his followers? What kind of Dark magic does he know? Really just… anything.


  • Tom researches blood magic as a way to immortality.

  • Tom at the orphanage.

This movie has been one of my favorites since the first time I saw it as a teenager. I love the glitter and the glamour and the weirdness and the magic and the manipulation. Jareth is really interesting to me, especially his motives and his desires because they all seem so twisted up in the movie that it’s hard to see what’s what. I’d especially like to see something set after the movie, with Sarah or Toby going to Jareth or him coming to them. I’m also familiar with the manga/graphic novel adaption if you want to bring in any elements of that.

Genre: AU - Canon Divergence, AU - Genre Shift, AU - Modern, Character Development, Darkfic, Fluff, Getting Together, Horror, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life, Worldbuilding

Theirs is kind of a terrible relationship on a romantic level, but I really think that Sarah would take no shit from Jareth and that would be great. Their changing dynamic through the movie was really interesting, and I’d love to see how it would change even more after some time away from each other. Jareth, I think, would still be fascinated by Sarah and I can see him watching her or sending her things from time to time. Would she appreciate that? Would she go back just to see her friends and end up seeing him again too? I feel like there’s just so much potential for more for them.


  • All grown up, Sarah decides it’s time to go back to the labyrinth.

  • Weird things keep happening in her life, and it takes a while for Sarah to realize it’s all Jareth’s doing.

  • Tired of things in the labyrinth, Jareth goes to visit Sarah.

Jareth is such a delightful and complicated character. I don’t know how canon it is exactly, but I definitely see him more as a fae. I like that play of him not having the same rules as humans. I’d love see more of him as the Goblin King, what he does when not creeping on Sarah, what he wants, how he runs the Labyrinth.


  • A typical day in the labyrinth.

  • How Jareth came to be the Goblin King.

Oh Sarah. She was wonderful and I loved seeing her really come into her own through the movie. I’d love to see what she does afterward, if she’s traumatized by what happened to her or if she becomes even stronger and more sure of herself. It would be really interesting to see how she’s changed, especially if it made her into someone who’s smarter and more clever and more dangerous.


  • Sarah returns from the labyrinth and can’t figure out why her family can’t see her; turns out, she died there and didn’t even notice.

  • Someone/something finds out about Sarah’s connection to Jareth and decides she’s a threat.

  • Sarah starts hallucinating things from the labyrinth.

  • Sarah at college.

[The Magicians (tv)]The Magicians (tv)
I really like this show and the characters! I find the magic in it really fascinating, especially with Fillory. I’d love to see more of that and more of Brakebills.

Genre: Action/Adventure, AU - Canon Divergence, Character Development, Established Relationship, Fix-it fic, Fluff, Getting Together, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life, Worldbuilding

Eliot Waugh
Oh Eliot, I love him so much. He’s a hot mess to say the least, but he’s also so sure in himself and his sexuality and I really like that about him. I’d love to see something about how he got to that point, since he mentions that his greatest creative endeavor was recreating himself. Did that happen in college? Only once he got to Brakebills? How did it happen? I’m also really interested in his family. Like we know he dislikes them and hated where he grew up, but does he visit them? Do they think he’s just like dead since he’s been away in Fillory so long? What was growing up actually like for him? So backstory would be fantastic, but also just anything that really delves into his thoughts and feelings.


  • Eliot in undergrad.

  • Eliot goes to visit his family for the first time after coming out.

Eliot Waugh & Margo Hanson
I am so here for Eliot and Margo’s relationship. They’ve only known each other a couple of years, but they’re so close and so loyal and just so in sync. Plus I love their playful sass and bitchiness toward each other, that is so my jam. I’d love to see more of the early time of their relationship, how they met and how the first year hazing thing was and all that. And they have so many like traditions and “Eliot and Margo” things, when/how did that all happen?


  • Their first day at Brakebills.

  • The naked truth telling thing during first year.

Eliot Waugh/Quentin Coldwater
I shipped this from the very beginning of the show. I really see Eliot as having been attracted to Quentin from the first time he saw him, but Quentin being totally oblivious. I’d love to see something about Eliot pining or about how he finally tells Quentin about his feelings. Is it before that time they had sex or is it after? It would also be really fun to see something about Quentin being jealous of Eliot’s boyfriends (or spouses in Fillory) and not really knowing why. Maybe Margo has to step in and make the dumb boys talk out their feelings?


  • Eliot is dosed with truth serum and accidentally tells Quentin how he feels.

  • Quentin asks Margo for help in wooing Eliot.

  • Eliot tries to ask Quentin out but he doesn’t understand Eliot likes him romantically.

This franchise and fandom frustrates me to no end sometimes, but I still love many of the characters and ships. I haven’t kept up with everything the past few years, but I at least know the broad strokes. I'm not fond of AoU, but I'd be happy with fic set before/during/after/between any of the movies or crossing over with the tv shows, as well as AUs.

Genre: AU - Canon Divergence, Character Development, Fluff, Getting Together, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life, Worldbuilding

Shuri/Everett Ross
I know there’s a lot of… hesitance about this ship, but I fell hard for it when I saw the movie. Unfortunately most of the stuff I’ve seen for it has really not been the dynamic I like. I really see Everett as kind of in awe of Shuri, of her brilliance and her strength in the face of danger and all that. I’d love to see something about that for him, how he’s amazed by this girl and just can’t help but falling in love with her because of that. As for Shuri, I see her as more fondly bemused by Everett, as she is by white boys in general. I’d love to see her slowly falling for him as they restabilize and expand Wakanda after Kilmonger. It would also be great to see an outside perspective of their relationship, like from T’Challa or their mother or Okoye, because I imagine no one would be thrilled with it, but they’d also trust her to make her own decisions. I think in the movie she’s meant to be around 16, but I’m cool with any age, including them having a very slow burn relationship until she’s older.


  • Someone asks Shuri how she feels about Everett being so obviously in love with her; she hadn’t even realized until then.

  • Shuri and Everett work together on a post Wakanda coming out to the world project and sparks fly.

  • Shuri falls in love with Everett while she’s taking care of him after he gets shot.

James "Bucky" Barnes & Shuri
I was really interested by the little bit of them we got in the end credits, plus Shuri’s comment earlier about “another broken white boy.” It seems like she spent a lot of time with him, probably both while he was still in cryo and after. I’d love to see about that, how they get along, how she helps him heal both mentally and physically, how he adapts to being in Wakanda. The kids seemed to know at least something about him, so did he talk to them or did Shuri tell them stories or what?


  • When Bucky wakes back up from cryo.

  • Shuri shows Bucky life in Wakanda.

[Ocean’s movies]Ocean’s movies
I love these movies so much. They’re really fun and have so many great characters, plus they’re just really clever. I’d love to see more of that, especially with the characters outside of doing a job.

Genre: Action/Adventure, AU - Canon Divergence, Character Development, Established Relationship, Fluff, Getting Together, Sci-fi/fantasy, Slice of Life

Basher Tarr/Reuben Tishkoff
The letters. I mean, what more can I say? Basher writing Reuben letters while he was ill and then that being the thing that gave Reuben back his will to live is like the most romantic thing I can think of tbh. I’d love to see what happens after that. Do one or both of them admit their feelings? Do they keep dancing around each other? I’d also love to see how the others react. I feel like they’d all be very supportive, maybe even a bit too supportive by getting up all in their business while they’re trying to make a fledgling relationship work.


  • Basher continues writing Reuben letters.

  • A group meet up turns out to be a set up for Basher and Reuben to go on a date.

  • Reuben finds love letters Basher wrote but never gave him.

  • Basher asks Danny and/or Rusty for advice on wooing Reuben.

Danny Ocean/Rusty Ryan
These two were so perfect. They obviously have quite a history together, and they just hit all the right notes of a comfortably long relationship. They finishe each others’ sentences, always seem to know what the other is thinking, work together so well. I’d love to see something that takes that further with them having some sort of mental connection. Other than that, I’d just love to see more of their past together. How did they meet? How did they get to the point of working so well together?


  • Danny and Rusty’s first meeting.

  • Planning dates all over the world.

  • Leverage AU.

Isabel Lahiri/Danny Ocean/Tess Ocean/Rusty Ryan
I was expecting not to like Tess and Isabel much bc a lot of times the female love interests are kind of bland and pointless. But they were both so great! I love their relationship with Danny and Rusty, and I love that they all seemed to get along so well. I’d love to see the two couples deciding to have a thing together, or maybe Tess welcoming Isabel into the already established trio. I really just want to see all four of them working out how their lives can mesh together.


  • Tess and Isabel bond while Danny and Rusty are out on a job.

  • Date night.

Nestor/Virgil Malloy
There was very little of these two together, but they were honestly so cute. I loved how intensly Virgil got into helping the factory workers, and I like to think that Nestor was a big part of that. I’d love to see them bonding while Virgil’s there, or maybe trying to make things work out after he leaves. He’d probably go back to visit Nestor, as well as to check up on the factory. It would also be great to have Virgil taking Nestor with him and introducing him to the others.


  • Nestor thinks he’ll never see Virgil again, and then he shows up one day out of the blue.

  • Turk encourages Virgil to take Nestor as his date to a group meet up.



October 2018



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