Oct. 19th, 2014

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Dear Yulegoat,

Thanks for participating! <3 Congrats on your excellent taste.

I'll jump in with some of my general likes/DNWs...

Likes: Healthy relationships, admiration, respect, communication, kink negotiation, mild power play, happiness, competency. Happy endings! Fix-it fics, time-travel, partners that are equally into each other. 

DNWs: Hardcore D/s lifestyle, intense BDSM, rape, scat, gas-lighting. Death-fic with no happy ending. 

My AO3 is here. If you have questions, you can pm me there, comment her (anon or not), and email me at 1shinymess@gmail.com. 

Now onto the fandoms! 

Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Norville (Link to the series here.)

If we got matched on this, bless you and the tiny handful of Kitty Norville fics in existence. This series is urban fantasy centered around a werewolf DJ (nick-named Kitty way before she got turned into a werewolf) and her growth and personal trials as she navigates the intense world of the supernatural before it's exposed to the public and after the world has to learn how to deal with it. 

What I love about this series: what don't I love? Kitty starts as a submissive character and isn't exactly ever really dominant, even when she becomes the leader of her pack. Cormac is a bounty hunter hired to kill her in the first novel (on live radio). She manages to subvert the attack with some logical thinking and fast talking and then they have an...interesting relationship until he gets sent to jail. Ben is his cousin and also his lawyer who is turned into a werewolf on a job: Cormac brings him to Kitty to help him survive the change and keep his wolf under control. 

Where I am in the series: I've read through through Kitty's House of Horrors. I know I'm behind, but I don't mind spoilers. Go crazy. 

What I would really love to see: Ben/Kitty/Cormac however you want to put these three together. I just want them being happy. I do want a generally equal emotional relationship between all three of them (Kitty/Cormac and Ben/Cormac) but it doesn't have to be physical if the idea squicks you. I don't care either way. This can be set at any point in the series you can work it out and go left as an AU, but I do want the nominal world Vaughn lays out. 

Things I specifically love about this world: normal sappy things (cooking for each other, snuggling on the couch, sleeping in together, etc), competent action heroes, Kitty (and others) being logical about problems, and well-characterized smut. As far as smut goes, I'm fond of the power plays Vaughn describes and how physical strength isn't always the source of victory if you want to get kinky. If a threesome with two werewolves and a bounty hunter is kinky enough, I would be delighted to receive anything you want to write. 

 
Jonathan L Howard - Johannes Cabal (Link here to the books in the series.)

About this series: One introverted necromancer and his quest to defeat death. There's so much, seriously, I cannot describe how cool the little snippets Howard drops are. The Ouroboros Ouzo short especially delighted me. 

What I love especially: Johannes and Horst, man. I'm reading the most recent book now, so no worries on spoilers. I love these books so much for the tone, the practicality, and how Johannes is all about Logic on the surface, but all sentiment under that (consider his ultimate motivation, his continual emotional love/hate response to Horst and his panic when Horst kills himself at the end of the first book even while Johannes is technically soulless)...  I do also like Leonnie Barrow and I am intrigued by The Woman, but the most solidly developed relationship in the novels seems to be that of Johannes and his brother, hands down. 

Some ideas: Johannes and Horst working to reverse Horst's vampirism; Johannes gets Horst to change him so he has more time to figure out how to reverse death; Johannes and Horst as supernatural detectives, exploring Horst's vampirism (his speed, strength, hypnotic ability) and how he feels about Johannes (pre-series, during the first novel, during or following The Brothers Cabal if that's possible as I'm still reading it, whenever you're inspired to write), and/or how he feels about people in general since...well, they're his food; investigations in the same vein as the novels and short stories! 

Regarding romance: I will enjoy platonic bros or slash, I'm pretty easy as long as you indulge me in the complex and layered relationship between Johannes and Horst. 


Sleepy Hollow (1998-1999) (Links to information on the film here and here.)

About this film: Yet another retelling of the Headless Horseman legend, directed by Tim Burton. 

What I love: I love the feeling Burton injected into the film. I'm fascinated by the idea of Ichabod and the Horseman interacting, but I'm also just intrigued in general by the supernatural potential between them. There're these nods to something interesting in the film: the Horseman finding Ichabod passed out, the Horseman NOT killing Ichabod when he killed Braum (and I don't believe a professional soldier risen from hell missed the heart on accident), the look they shared when Ichabod returned his skull... I just want more of these two interacting, frankly. The Horseman's life before death was that of a soldier, and after he seems to still be one. What does that mean? What other supernatural shenanigans might Ichabod stumble into? What about his lineage, and his mother's abilities? 

Some ideas: Ichabod finding out through some manner that he's still connected to the Horseman because he touched the skull. Is this a bad thing, filled with creeping horror? Is it a good thing, when a different horror tries to take Ichabod's soul and can't? If you'd prefer something different, Katrina adapting to New York and realizing the potential for her in the world now that she isn't limiting herself. 


Ladyhawke (1985) (Links to info on the film here and here.)

I've requested Ladyhawke three or so Yuletides ago and was so, so lucky to receive incredible fills and gifts for it. I'm not trying to be greedy, but this film is and always will be one of my favorites and I just want more OT3 fic forever.

What is it: A combination action and romance with just the flavor of comedy to be fun. An epic fantasy love story in the old tradition, with a beautiful lady, a handsome captain of the guard, an evil Cardinal, black magic, and a clever thief.

What I want: Any and all Navarre/Isabeau/Phillipe please. Anything you come up with. Gen, platonic love, smut, whatever. Phillipe protecting Navarre and Isabeau somehow (probably not in a fight, but in other ways: protecting their reputations? Keeping their city free of [other] thieves? Something else?) would be delightful, especially if they found out somehow. If you'd like to just lavish me with beautiful smut, that would also be lovely. 



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