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Dear Writer,

Thank you for offering one or more of my favorite ships! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Feel free to use one of my prompts, take only part of a prompt, repurpose a prompt from one canon to fit another, work off any of my Likes, or ignore the prompts and follow your own inspiration. I'm in this for fic about my faves -- the prompts are there to help if you want them!

If you’d like clarification on anything, I’m happy to answer any questions sent via the mod.

Cheers,
shadow_lover

General Preferences

Length-wise, go wherever the story takes you! I'm seriously good with anything. Past and present tense are both cool too. I'd be super into interactive fiction if you want to go there.

More than anything else, I’m a hurt/comfort junkie. Emotional and physical h/c are both catnip to me, whether it's the focus of the fic or just touches of it in worked in. I also tend to like emotionally tense get-together fics and/or complicated hook-ups rather than pure domestic fluff or established relationships. The tension can be due to dynamics between the characters, external forces, or both. (Depending on the ship, love and tenderness are A++! Picking out curtains and crying through a proposal, though, are not my thing.)

Smut-wise, I’m on-board for anal, oral, frottage, handjobs, only one person getting off. For on-screen anal, I prefer that my faves bottom. (Faves would be Akutagawa, Atsushi, Mello, Noctis, Ritsuka, Gaara, Seven, Saeran, and Rin.) (I'm good either way for AkuAtsu and Choicest! :D) My Smut Swap letter is still relevant, and includes a lot of these ships.

Yes, Please!

  • Age differences
  • Bondage, blindfolds
  • Brave, silent suffering until another character realizes something’s wrong
  • Canon divergence AUs
  • Corsets
  • Cum inflation
  • Dubcon, manipulation, complicated feelings
  • Emotional and/or physical hurt/comfort
  • Hand-holding, casual touches, tenderness
  • Happy or ambiguous endings
  • Huddling for warmth, locked in a closet, enforced proximity scenarios
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Loyalty and protectiveness
  • Omegaverse (especially claiming, heats, and knotting. Slick's fine as long as it isn't excessive/soaking through clothing.)
  • Overworking, intentional or accidental undereating, self-care failures due to stress
  • Possessiveness
  • Praise kink
  • Rough sex, hair-pulling, bite-marks, bruises, breath play, spanking
  • Sex pollen, fuck or die, desperation scenarios
  • Size kink – both the size difference and the massive dick kind
  • Somnophilia - all consent levels, waking up or not are both fine
  • Tentacles

Do Not Want

  • Animal harm/death
  • Crossovers/fusions
  • Extreme underage (14+ is fine)
  • First or second person POV
  • Infidelity, main ships breaking up*
  • Main character death, graphic gore, permanent maiming/incapacitation
  • Pregnancy, requested characters as parents
  • Scat, watersports, emetophilia, rimming, sounding
  • Setting-change AUs, role-reversal AUs, gender identity AUs

*Infidelity Exception: If relevant, Noctis can still be technically betrothed to Luna -- just treat it more as a political thing, or don't mention it.

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Request 1: Bungou Stray Dogs

  • Akutagawa Ryuunosuke/Nakajima Atsushi
  • Akutagawa Ryuunosuke/Dazai Osamu/Nakajima Atsushi
  • Akutagawa Ryuunosuke/Dazai Osamu
  • Dazai Osamu/Nakajima Atsushi

The character designs are what first drew me in, but the humor and complicated relationships and insane slash potential kept me hooked. I enjoy both lighter and darker takes on all my requested ships.

I like the vulnerability beneath Akutagawa's violence -- he's terrible at hiding his desperation to please, and he doesn't cope well with people who can match his power. His moments of restraint become significant.

Atsushi <3 In some ways he's a bit of an inverse of Akutagawa -- strength hiding beneath insecurity. I love his determination and conviction, but his anxiety's also still a big obstacle.

And Dazai's this fascinating mix between childish and jaded; he's a great strategist and a terrible mentor. I can see him hooking up or getting into a relationship because he thinks he can use it to his advantage, and then accidentally falling for real.

Note: I'm caught up with the anime and the manga :)

  • Prompt 1: Any pair getting trapped in one of Poe's books! Accidentally or by design. The genre's up to you -- mystery, fairy tale, historical fiction, romance, erotica... Basically, it's an in-canon excuse for an AU, which works for me in a way a lot of pure AUs don't.
  • Prompt 2: Any of these ships would work great/terribly locked in a closet or trapped in a cabin in a snowstorm. Maybe one or both is also injured, for bonus H/C. Feel free to mix and match bickering, resentment, snark, tender care-taking, hatesex, cuddling for warmth, blatant seduction, sex pollen, or painful confessions, as appropriate for the ship or your own sensibilities.
  • Prompt 3: Bondage, maybe? ;) Seriously any pairing, consensual or dubcon or noncon, before or after Dazai leaves the mafia. Using Rashoumon for bondage is A++, or bandages, but classic manacles are great too, as are collars... the power dynamics get pretty interesting with all of these ships.

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Request 2: Death Note

  • L/Mello
  • L/Mello /Yagami Light
  • Mello /Yagami Light

I love L's intensity and the contrast between his dazzling intellect and his slovenly appearance. He’s an incredibly skilled investigator, yet sits curled up like a child and is probably extremely malnourished from the candy diet. I like seeing him get tangled up in his cases and racing to keep ahead in the manipulation game – particularly moments where he’s not quite sure he’s really ahead.

Mello’s got a large, intense personality, but there’s still a lot of room for character exploration between the surface notes. He plays the same game as L, but he’s not quite as adept and he hides insecurity behind anger or indifference. I’m interested in his interactions with other characters during the narrative present rather than his school days.

And Light -- possibly my favorite part about him is that he thinks he's doing the right thing. I'd love to see that explored, even as he continues the whole evil god complex. I'd rather the narrative not justify his actions, though.

Note: For each ship, I'd like a canon divergent AU where the characters in that ship don't die :D But for Light/Mello, it's definitely okay if L died -- I'm actually very into them navigating the post-L reality.

  • Prompt 1: Mello or L gets captured by *insert bad guys here* and held hostage. He’s been beaten, interrogated, half-starved, possibly molested for weeks before he’s finally rescued or escapes. The other half of the ship takes charge of nursing him back to health, with varying levels of altruism in their intentions…
  • Prompt 2: Let’s play dress-up with Mello! Maybe Mello has to dress as a girl for *hand wave* infiltration reasons, maybe his partner (boyfriend, or just partner for the night) just really wants him trussed up in a corset and stockings.
  • Prompt 3: Mello survives, but Light still wins. He holds Mello captive, to use as he pleases. He might even think this is love.
  • Prompt 4: Mello and L survive, but Light still wins. Now Mello and L are in hiding together, trying to fight back or just stay alive. Or maybe one of them is under Light's control, and the other's trying to secure his release...
  • Prompt 5: I'd love fic that incorporates L's sweet tooth without getting too cracky. Maybe some introspective licking of chocolate syrup from someone's belly; maybe working out his frenetic daily schedule so he has time to hit the convenience store for lollipops between meetings; maybe he ran out of candy and is starting to crash hard when shit-talking Mello saves the day.
  • Prompt 6: After L dies, Mello starts unconsciously using Light as a substitute for him. An ally, a rival, an obsession. Maybe Light is using Mello for the same reasons.

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Request 3: Final Fantasy XV

  • Gladiolus Amicitia/Noctis Lucis Caelum
  • Ravus Nox Fleuret/Noctis Lucis Caelum
  • Ardyn Izunia/Ravus Nox Fleuret/Noctis Lucis Caelum

I don't know if I've ever been so simultaneously thrilled and shattered by a canon. Hopefully you're on board for Noctis Lives AUs, or things set mid-game that wouldn't contradict a Noctis Lives AU, because :( I'm also not really a fan of 10-year time skips in general, and it didn't work for me here. Again, mid-game stuff works! Or if you're able to eliminate or reduce the time skip to one year, that would be fantastic.

Overall, I'm down for a broad range of relationship dynamics. Depending on the time and place, I can see Ardyn and Ravus as more sympathetic or very much not sympathetic, more helpful or more harmful -- depending on how their personal agendas happen to interact with Noct's welfare that day. Gladio's good for fantastic protective loyalty kink and lashing out with stress and frustration. Also, just. Size difference kink, all over the place.

And then Noct <3 He struggles so much with just about everything, and I'm personally offended nobody hugged him in-game. He had so much to grieve for, and so little time and space to recover, and he cared so much about people. All the manhandling was great, though, whether protective or angry or bad-touch...

If you would like to include my chocobo OC, that would utterly delight me. Noct has a white chocobo, and her name is Nebula, which is google translate Latin for "Cloud."

Note: Noctis shouldn't die. For Ravus/Noct or Ardyn/Ravus/Noct, Ravus and Ardyn shouldn't die either.

  • Prompt 1: Split the plot goals more equitably. Luna's off taking care of waking the gods and stuff; Noct's job is just to collect his ancestor's weapons and then take care of the Niflheim invasion from a more tactical/military perspective.
  • Prompt 2: There are two great "huddling for warmth" opportunities that stuck out to me for Gladio/Noct! The first was the "sword in the waterfall" quest, in the super cold cave system. The second was on the train later in the game, before or after they encounter the Glacian.
  • Prompt 3: Noct has a nightmare. H/C or more hurt ensues.
  • Prompt 4: Romantic date night in Altissia! Could be something surprisingly tender with Gladio, or they fuck in a gondola, or things get a lil wild at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival. ("if I beat you at Chocobo racing you have to do whatever I say tonight" y/y??) Or Ravus takes the opportunity to "negotiate" with Noctis. Ardyn can come along too if he wants.
  • Prompt 5: Noct and Gladio get separated from the other chocobros out in the wilderness (without phones? idk), and have to trek across the countryside to get to civilization (and phones) in order to reunite.
  • Prompt 6: Canon divergence -- either from the signing of the treaty or another point -- Noct ends up as an honored guest/hostage at Niflheim's court. Cue decadent banquets, unwanted attention, and giving in to distraction. Ardyn being his creepy self. For something less noncon/dubcon, Ravus and Noct could find some commonality in both being under Niflheim's thumb. (Or Ravus can just take out his own frustrations on Noct as a safe target too. I'm flexible.)
  • Prompt 7: Oh no, Luna's gone missing. Noctis will just have to marry Ravus instead.
  • Prompt 8: Ardyn decides he wants to rule the world, but he doesn't want to rule alone.

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Request 4: Loveless

  • Aoyagi Ritsuka/Aoyagi Seimei
  • Agatsuma Soubi/Aoyagi Ritsuka
  • Agatsuma Soubi/Aoyagi Ritsuka/Aoyagi Seimei

I really like the cat ears, but am also down for fic where Ritsuka no longer has his ears, whether or not he loses them on-screen. (I'd prefer Ritsuka be at least 14 before anything more than making out or over-the-clothes bad-touching from Seimei.)

I see Soubi/Ritsuka as fluffy, angsty, hesitant, gentle, rough, dubcon, or any combination of the above! There are a lot of different routes you could sell me on. I do like mutual caretaking and hurt/comfort for them :) In terms of power dynamics, I'm really interested in Soubi's desire/need to submit, and how that meshes very messily with the fact that in this relationship, he's still the adult putting his leash in Ritsuka's hand. Ritsuka really isn't equipped to deal with Soubi's issues (and neither, of course, is Soubi).

Meanwhile, Seimei/Ritsuka goes way darker into dubcon territory. Seimei is pretty creepy and controlling, and Ritsuka's so desperate for his love and attention. Seimei demands complete devotion, and sometimes Ritsuka seems willing to give that.

In a situation with the three of them -- Seimei is very cold, but he does treat Ritsuka as exceptional. And he's happy to use Soubi and Ritsuka against each other.

  • Prompt 1: I'd love to see Soubi and Ritsuka working through the aftermath of a battle -- maybe it dredged up some painful memories for either of them, maybe there's more physical hurt/comfort, maybe a spell had some lingering aftereffects (could be angsty aftereffects! could be porny aftereffects! dealer's choice!). Could also work for bad-wrong hurt/comfort with Seimei/Ritsuka or Seimei/Ritsuka/Soubi.
  • Prompt 2: Somehow (AU where Soubi never shows up for Rituska?) Ritsuka ends up on the run and in hiding with Seimei. Maybe Seimei brought him with him when he originally left, or he comes back for him later. What do they get up to in hiding together? Does Seimei teach Ritsuka how to act as a Sacrifice (maybe using Nisei to practice on Ritsuka)? Would work for easily Seimei/Ritsuka or Seimei/Ritsuka/Soubi -- or even Soubi/Ritsuka, with them finding companionship in Seimei's shadow.
  • Prompt 3: Something a little more lighthearted! Celebrating a holiday or birthday or other special event. Dressing up, making memories, showing affection, getting flustered. Possibly a tinge of sadness that some people aren't there to celebrate too.

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Request 5: Mystic Messenger

  • 707 | Luciel Choi/Jumin Han
  • 707 | Luciel Choi/Saeran Choi
  • 707 | Luciel Choi/V
  • 707 | Luciel Choi/Zen | Hyun Ryu

I love the texting and bantering and bickering and the wacky party guests and the rare potato chips. And as is my usual visual novel style, I've ended up shipping the love interests with each other more than with the main character.

I love how intense each of them is about their work, and how they each have their quirks. They're very independent, and I don't think many of them would have been drawn together without Rika's influence forming the RFA. I like the intensity and the rough edges, and don't want things to get too sweet too quickly. But the mutual protective impulses are A++.

Jumin and Seven have this pigtail-pulling thing going on over Elizabeth. V and Seven have a very close connection and share a lot of secrets, but there's a difference in authority and control that I see frustrating Seven a lot. Seven and Zen's friendship with mutual caretaking is very nice, with Zen wanting Seven to eat better and Seven helping Zen out in his own not-quite-legal ways. And damn, Seven and Saeran hit all my dysfunctional twincest buttons. There's so much tangled up between them, and cutting through it will be painful, but worth it if they can get to the core feelings.

I've finished the five main routes. Haven't played any of the post-ending extras, but don't worry about spoiling anything ;) I'm really down for whichever route you want to follow if you write canon-era fic. You're also welcome to mix and match events from different routes -- for example, if you have Elizabeth go missing and Zen gets slandered by Echo Girl, while MC hooks up with Jaehee in the background. Follow your inspiration and do whatever works best for your story :D

Notes: For V/Seven, please don't set the fic while he's still together with Rika.

If you're writing canon-era or post-canon fic and want to include the MC, I'm open to any name and appearance for her. Depending on which of my requested ships you're writing, I like her ending up with Jaehee, Zen, or Seven. (or nobody works too!)

  • Prompt 1: Someone, anyone, is wearing cat ears.
  • Prompt 2: Something along the lines of Jumin's canon route, except he's getting neurotically possessive/over-protective over Seven instead of the MC.
  • Prompt 3: V wants Seven to pose for a sensual, romantic photo shoot. Clothes optional, depending on what you want to write!
  • Prompt 4: Something unexpected happens between one of the ships at one of the RFA parties! Could be a hook-up, could be a surprise kiss, could be a drunken confession? Either a pre-canon party, or the Day 11 party at the end of the game? Could be fumbling in a dark corner, or embarrassingly public? Dealer's choice ;)
  • Prompt 5: Jumin needs a guest for a fancy business event. Or Zen needs a guest for a fancy theater event. They ask Seven. Neither of them is sure if it's a date, but they really really want it to be.
  • Prompt 6: Have fun with the chatroom and messaging format! Flirting over text, sending each other photos, sexting, etc. (Bonus if it's a prelude to meeting up in person after a day or week or so of driving each other crazy) (with Saeran in particular I could see it starting out as taunting and then getting more flirty...)
  • Prompt 7: Seven and Saeran end up on the run together after the events of the game -- possibly one holding the other captive? or working together -- and struggling through memories and feelings, and being just generally possessive and desperate.
  • Prompt 8: Mission gone awry, sex pollen style: Seven gets dosed with an aphrodisiac by a *handwave* shady villain. Other character in the ship is stuck dealing with him ;) Or another character does, and Seven has to take care of them ;)

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Request 6: Naruto

  • Kakashi/Gaara
  • Kankurou/Gaara
  • Naruto/Gaara

So apparently I didn't skip my Naruto phase. I just delayed it. We can blame the Crunchyroll free trial I forgot to cancel. I had to make the most of my accidental subcription somehow.

The melodrama and tragedy and humor and character designs and child soldiers and intense weird relationships of various flavors and 500 onsen episodes all really work for me. Looking at my requests, you may be able to discern my favorite character.

I adore him, murderously poor coping skills and all. I like fic that taps into vulnerabilities without handwaving the whole ruthless child murderer backstory thing. Explore how far he's grown emotionally, and how far he still has to go.

With Naruto, I love how deeply invested they are in each other. The saving-Gaara arc was extremely good to me. (I wonder if anyone told Gaara how much Naruto cried over him?) As of the point I've gotten to, they've mostly only seen each other in very high-stakes situations -- it would be interesting to how they interact in more casual scenarios. Getting to know each other, etc.

I also started hardcore shipping Kankurou with Gaara during the saving-Gaara arc. He was just so intense about going after him -- and standing up for him when the rest of the council didn't want to rescue him. I liked the bits we got about Kankurou clearing out potential threats when Gaara became Kazekage. He and Temari both became Gaara's staunchest supporters, after being basically on "try not to let him murder people" duty when we first met them. I want to see that reliance and affection taken to the next level.

I'll confess that Kakashi/Gaara started as "well, I fucking love Gaara, and I fucking love Kakashi, so..." But I am seriously down for however you want to take this. They could work surprisingly well together, or be a total trainwreck. They've both got violent, lonely pasts, and various flavors of daddy issues. I'm very interested in them having to work together professionally, and taking things from there.

Note: I will have gotten through at least Shippuden episode 200 by reveals. And don't kill me, but I'd prefer no spoilers for future events. Incorporating information about backstories that's revealed later in the anime/manga is fine, but not "what happens next in the narrative present." I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't make sense, or if you have any questions about my Naruto preferences/knowledge/etc, you can ask mornelithe_falconsbane for help. They know everything.

  • Prompt 1: Someone is trying to assassinate Gaara! So the assassins must be stopped. And Gaara has to be protected, even though he'd rather just deal with them on his own -- people are sensitive about that after he's already been kidnapped and murdered once. Feel free to take this into political intrigue or action, or just focus on the iddy hurt/comfort and bodyguarding elements. (Or all of it. All of it is good.)
  • Prompt 2: Anything dealing with Gaara adjusting to life post-Shukaku would make me very, very happy. Figuring out what elements of him were the demon's influence, and what was him all along. Any physical differences in stamina or sensation. Actually sleeping. Dealing with feelings and connections when he's used to isolation.
  • Prompt 3: Any sex pollen/aphrodisiac scenario you can think of, I'm there. Enemy jutsu has everyone horny? Someone spiked the punch at the diplomatic banquet? Gaara has a collection of succulents and one of them has Special Properties? The wildlife just gets weird sometimes? Bonus points if Gaara loses his virginity in the most overwhelming way possible.

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Request 7: Togainu no Chi

  • Shiki/Rin

Everyone in Togainu no Chi is driven by their obsessions; Shiki’s obsessed with killing Nano, and Rin’s obsessed with killing Shiki. I’m interested in exploring how the brothers relate to each other in conflicting and reflecting ways.

If they were somehow forced to work together after the game, I think they could perhaps find an uneasy ceasefire. They share a lot of experiences and they’re both frighteningly competent; they can see the value in each other’s skills even if they want each other dead.

Note: Rin’s age is vague enough that I don’t want any smut set pre-game.

  • Prompt 1: With Akira away with one of the other LIs, and Toshima crumbling on the brink of war, Rin and Shiki realize they’re both too injured/weak/lost/whatever to escape on their own. They have no choice but to work together if they want to survive.
  • Prompt 2: Alternate version of Shiki’s bad endings where he doesn’t kill Rin mid-game – and instead, Rin ends up taking Akira’s role. I’m very interested in both Bad End 1 (Shiki is an insane, tyrannical drug lord and Rin is his slutty sex slave) or Bad End 2 (Shiki is a slightly less insane military tyrant and Rin is his devoted second in command).
  • Prompt 3: Shiki decides that instead of avoiding Rin, the best way to fuck with him is to actually fuck him. Rin decides he may as well let himself be seduced – he wants Shiki’s attention, after all, and what better way to discover his brother’s vulnerabilities? Cue the rough and dirty Igura-era mutual manipulation sex.

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Dear Creator,

First -- I'm so excited for this exchange. Last year's Trick or Treat was my first exchange ever, so I'm very much feeling the anniversary, come-full-circle celebration.

Second -- I can't wait to see what you come up with. As long as you use a Like or two and avoid my DNWs, chances are I’m going to love my gift. Feel free to use one of my prompts, take only part of a prompt, repurpose a prompt from one canon to fit another, work off any of my general preferences, or ignore the prompts and follow your own inspiration. If you see a Trick prompt you'd like to interpret as a Treat gift, or vice versa, that's welcome too!

If you’d like clarification on anything, I’m happy to answer any questions sent via the mod!

Happy Halloween,
shadow_lover

  1. General Preferences
  2. Captive Prince
  3. Corruption of Champions
  4. Death Note
  5. Dragon Age
  6. DRAMAtical Murder
  7. Loveless
  8. Night Sun Tarot Deck

General Preferences

I've requested both fic and art for all of my characters, and for both media I'm happy with any rating from General Audience to Explicit. I'm primarily a slash fan and I've listed a few preferred ships per character... but each of these characters is one of my faves in their own right, and I'd really love to get something fave-centric :D

For Fic:

I like all lengths, so go wherever the Halloween spirit takes you. Three connected drabbles? Awesome! Slowburn longfic? Totally rad! Past and present tense are both cool too.

I tend to like emotionally tense get-together fics and/or complicated hook-ups rather than pure fluff or established relationships. The tension can be due to dynamics between the characters, external forces, or both. Basically, I’m a hurt/comfort junkie, and the “hurt,” whether physical or emotional, is just as important as the “comfort.”

If you want to get smutty, I’m on-board for anal, oral, frottage, handjobs, only one person getting off –- all of these definitely count as “real sex” in my book. For on-screen anal, I do prefer that my faves bottom (so, my requested characters for this exchange). My Smut Swap letter also gives a good overview of more specific kinks I'm into, and quite a few characters overlap with ships from that exchange.

For art:

I like all sorts of mediums. I tend to be interested in very purposeful color schemes, which could be vibrant or restrained or even stark black and white -- something that fits your vision for the request. I like dynamic pieces, but also captured moments of stillness. I like emotion, tension, connection, hurt, and tenderness. I prefer identifiable figures instead of abstract pieces.

I think a lot of the elements on my "Yes, Please!" list translate very well to visual tropes (corsets, bondage, bruises, etc). As a general art prompt: I've recently fallen head-first into studying tarot, and I would love to see any of my characters reimagined as a tarot card (...except maybe my Night Sun requests? haha). Either representing a specific existing card, or just in a symbolic card-like design.

Note -- I don't usually request art, so please feel welcome to contact me through the mod if you need me to give more or different information :) I think most of my prompts lend themselves well to visual interpretations of specific scenes or situations; for those that might not, I've tried to include separate visual notes.

Yes, Please!

  • Age differences
  • Bondage, blindfolds
  • Brave, silent suffering until another character realizes something’s wrong
  • Canon divergence AUs
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: claiming, heats, knotting
  • Corsets
  • Cum inflation
  • Dubcon, manipulation, complicated feelings
  • Emotional and/or physical hurt/comfort
  • Gang bangs, public use, group sex in general
  • Hand-holding, casual touches, tenderness
  • Happy or ambiguous endings
  • Huddling for warmth, locked in a closet, enforced proximity scenarios
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Loyalty and protectiveness
  • Overworking, undereating, self-care failures due to stress
  • Possessiveness
  • Praise kink
  • Rough sex, hair-pulling, bite-marks, bruises, breath play, spanking
  • Sex pollen, fuck or die, desperation scenarios
  • Size kink – both the size difference and the massive dick kind
  • Tentacles

Do Not Want

  • Certain A/B/O tropes: mpreg, slick
  • Crossovers/fusions
  • Extreme underage (15+ is fine)*
  • First or second person POV
  • Infidelity
  • Main character death, gore, permanent maiming/incapacitation**
  • Main ships with OCs (side character OCs are fine!)
  • Pregnancy,*** requested characters as parents
  • Scat, watersports, emetophilia
  • Setting-change AUs, role-reversal AUs, gender identity AUs

*Exception: Ritsuka can kiss/make out at his canon age.

**Exception: Lavellan can lose his arm like in canon.

***Exception: Oviposition is fine for Male Champion ;)

Request 1: Captive Prince

Laurent

Laurent's combination of strength and desperation are so narratively appealing to me. He's not a nice person, but he can be good. I like fic that plays with that distinction. I like fic and art that show him at his icy, on-top-of-it best... and I like fic and art where he drops the mask to just be happy. (Or to cry. Crying works too.)

I'm ridiculously in love with Damen/Laurent, and also really interested by the question of how Laurent will start to put his life together again after the events of Kings Rising, and his relationship with Damen, though crucial, is just part of that.

Ship: Damen/Laurent

Note: For canon-era or post-canon fic, I prefer Damen and Laurent to be exclusive and together, even if you opt for Laurent-centric rather than something focused on their relationship. No marrying other people, no having babies with other people. Just ignore the whole heir thing altogether, please!

  • Trick Prompt: Getting through an assassination attempt, either before, during, or after canon -- and either on his own or with Damen's help. For something shorter, the moment directly after, when action's stopped and the adrenaline dies down and there's finally time for shock. Hurt/comfort would fit really well here (injury, poison, aphrodisiac...). Visually, Laurent with a weapon, optionally bruised and bloodied but alive -- or getting bandaged after -- would thrill me.
  • Treat Prompt: Some sort of post-Kings Rising celebration! Could be a quiet, intimate get-together with close friends, or a grand masquerade/ball/feast type thing in either nation to boost morale. How does Laurent interact differently with everyone now? Is he nervous at all, even if he'd never show it? What's it like being openly together with Damen? Would be a great opportunity for clothing porn, dressing or undressing, dancing, moonlight or torchlight, sneaking off onto secluded balconies to catch a breath (or a kiss).

Request 2: Corruption of Champions

Male Champion

I'd prefer if the Champion is still mostly human, and with default male anatomy. Bonus points for cat ears and tail, though! And increased baseline libido. And if he's shrunk a bit over his travels, to emphasize the size difference between him and those he encounters... that's cool too ;) I'm down for any level of corruption (and any level of consent/willingness).

Anyway. I will admit I'm hoping for something smutty or sensual in this canon. (Is it weird if I plug my Smut Swap letter again??) But if you want to do a gen character study about the harsh realities and unexpected bright spots of life in such a fucked-up world, and struggling how to preserve his sense of self in the face of so much temptation and degradation... that could be ridiculously amazing.

Art-wise, you could draw a sex scene, or a portrait of the champion with his cat ears, weapon, and strange or sexy outfit. Wandering through any of the environments, living through your favorite scenes... etc. There's a lot to work from here :D

Ships: Tossing him to any of the male or indeterminate monsters would be fantastic. Vines, tentacles, hellhounds, imps, minotaurs, satyrs, Akbal... pick your favorite :) I also really like the possessiveness of a relationship with male dragon or dragon-morph Ember!

  • Trick Prompt: Noncon! Could be a scene from one of the first battles he loses, maybe a minotaur or hellhound out on the mountain. Could be a vine monster in the swamp. Maybe tied up in the pit in Owca. Whatever and wherever, Our Hero is terrified and not enjoying this, even if it physically feels more amazing that it should. (some body horror cum inflation or oviposition would not go amiss here.)
  • Treat Prompt:Something a bit more enjoyable for Our Hero than the above ;) Maybe he's corrupt enough that he's really into a drunken night with the satyr, or it's a soothingly pleasant sex pollen vine monster, or he's masturbating in a corner of camp.

Request 3: Death Note

L

I love L's intensity and the contrast between his dazzling intellect and his slovenly appearance. He’s an incredibly skilled investigator, yet sits curled up like a child and is probably extremely malnourished from the candy diet. I like seeing him get tangled up in his cases and racing to keep ahead in the manipulation game -- particularly moments where he’s not quite sure he’s really ahead.

For fic with him, I'd love a canon divergent AU where he doesn't die :)

Ships: L/Mello, Light/L, Light/L/Mello

  • Trick Prompt: L was captured by *insert bad guys here* and held hostage. He’s been beaten, interrogated, half-starved, possibly molested for weeks before he’s finally rescued or escapes. Light or Mello takes charge of nursing him back to health -- but L's not sure whether he's really any safer in their care. (Visually, I am very into bondage and chains.)
  • Treat Prompt: I'd love fic or art that incorporates his sweet tooth without getting too cracky. Maybe some introspective licking of chocolate syrup from Light or Mello's belly; maybe working out his frenetic daily schedule so he has time to hit the convenience store for lollipops between meetings; maybe he ran out of candy and is starting to crash hard when Light or Mello saves the day. Fic or art with Light or Mello feeding him cake would be fantastic.

Mello

Mello’s got a large, intense personality, but there’s still a lot of room for character exploration between the surface notes. He plays the same game as L, but he’s not quite as adept and he hides insecurity behind anger or indifference. I’m interested in his interactions with other characters during the narrative present rather than his school days.

For fic with him, I'd love a canon divergent AU where he doesn't die :)

Ships: L/Mello, Light/Mello, Mello/Near, Light/L/Mello

  • Trick Prompt:After L dies, Mello starts unconsciously using Light or Near as a substitute for him. An ally, a rival, an obsession. Light or Near, of course, is using Mello for the same reasons. Romantic, sexual, purely professional, or a little of everything. Possible visuals: moonlit encounter on the fire escape, holding someone up against a wall, working late at night with chocolate wrappers and coffee cups strewn all over, a gun close at hand.
  • Treat Prompt:Let’s play dress-up with Mello? :D? Maybe Mello has to dress as a girl for *hand wave* infiltration reasons, maybe his partner (boyfriend, or just partner for the night) just really wants him trussed up in a corset and stockings.

Request 4: Dragon Age

Fenris

So, Fenris is pretty much my DA fandom bicycle. His unique brand of humor, anger, severity, and vulnerability make for a very interesting dynamic with a wide range of other characters -- both as companions and lovers, depending on how you want to go. I do really like enemies-to-lovers tropes for him, which could involve frustration, secret pining, hate sex, good things like that. Distrust turning to respect turning to affection.

He's also grown a lot over the ten years of DAII, so I'd expect him to behave differently and relate to people differently depending on when fic is set.

I'm also aesthetically in love with his character design. There's so much to play with -- the harsh exterior of his armor, vulnerability without it, the contrast between his skin and hair and tattoos. Having his tattoos light up, or only part of them lighting up.

Note: I do not want any AUs where another character in a ship owns Fenris as a slave, or where Fenris owns them.

Ships: Anders/Fenris, Cullen/Fenris, Dorian/Fenris, Male Hawke/Fenris, Sebastian/Fenris, Zevran/Fenris, M!Hawke/Anders/Fenris

  • Trick Prompt: The group encounters a Templar or mage who figures out how to manipulate Fenris’s tattoos and control his body – something he’d thought only Danarius could do. The rest of the party kills the enemies, but Fenris is left severely shaken and needs help pulling himself together again.
  • Treat Prompt: I’ll never get enough of Fenris overcoming his touch aversion to realize how much he really craves physical affection. Can be a “trapped in a tiny cold tent together” cuddling scenario, can be a “healing hands/much-needed massage” thing, can be “I always roll over and go straight to sleep after sex but this time I had a nightmare and need to be hugged forever” situation. Or another angle you’d like to go with!

Male Tabris

I prefer Tabris on the diplomatic-to-snarky spectrum rather than straight-up aggressive. I also have a slight preference for him as a rogue. Just calling him Tabris works best for me. I also don't want him (or a Warden love interest) to make the ultimate sacrifice. Everything else -- appearance, preferred weapons, specializations -- is up to you! :D

I like the fish-out-of-water trope with him, and playing with his power and status as a Warden vs. his youth confined in the Alienage, plus the discrimination he continues to face through the game. Learning how to relate to his companions can be interesting development.

Ships: Alistair/Tabris, Male Cousland/Male Tabris, Zevran/Tabris, Alistair/M!Cousland/Tabris, Zevran/M!Cousland/Tabris

  • Trick Prompt: Monsters! Which could lead to monster sex. (Rutting werewolf, tentacle monster, unnaturally animated vines, even a genlock, hurlock, shriek, or ogre -- feel free to handwave anatomy for size kink purposes.) Noncon is welcome, particularly of the "I hate this but it feels good" variety, as are sex pollen, cum inflation, and knotting. Smut isn't required, though! This could also go in a hurt/comfort direction after a fight, with either Tabris or possibly a LI getting hurt.
  • Treat Prompt:Tabris has lived all his life in one corner of Denerim, and then he has a chance to travel all over Ferelden. I'd love a snapshot or exploration of what that's like -- what's it like for him to arrive at the Frostback Mountains? Orzammar? The Brecilian Forest? Art could be him bundled up for the cold in Haven, or trying on Dalish armor. This could definitely get shippy too, if you're down.

Male Lavellan

Male Lavellan is my fave Inquisitor for shameless elf-fancying reasons. I’m totally down for any Inquisitor personality. I have a slight preference for rogues or warriors over mage Inquisitors. Name-wise, just call him Lavellan. If you feel like it, you could use my dagger-wielding rogue, Corin Lavellan, as a template -- otherwise, I'm happy to see the Lavellan you want to write or draw :)

Like the Warden, the Inquisitor is very suddenly thrust into a new situation. In a very short period of time, he goes from a total unknown to the internationally famous leader of an armed religious movement. That's pretty intense.

Ships: Blackwall/Lavellan, Cullen/Lavellan, Dorian/Lavellan, Iron Bull/Lavellan, Solas/Lavellan, Male Hawke/Male Lavellan, Male Trevelyan/Male Lavellan

  • Trick Prompt: Spooky Fade shit. Either branching off from one of the canon Fade trips, or a new encounter. Demons fucking with him (optionally: fucking him). Not sure if he's dreaming. Maybe he gets lost. Maybe Solas is helping or hindering. Maybe another LI is in there, but he's not sure if it's really them at first. Visually: Lavellan, alone or not alone, in said ~spooky Fade environment.
  • Treat Prompt: I think Lavellan could really do with a quiet moment of relief/triumph/comfort. Maybe set after the main game, or after any big events in-game, or someone just pulls him away at any point to take his mind off things with a game of cards or a drink or sex or something. If this got matched up with hurt/comfort (either physical or emotional!) I would be very happy :)

Request 5: DRAMAtical Murder

Noiz

I'm down for a variety of plot choices here -- maybe he got successfully Scrapped, or maybe he still can't feel anything. I do think there's a lot of interesting territory to explore post-Scrapping, since there's such an adjustment period there, but it's also interesting to see how Noiz navigates the world with such limited sensation, either during canon or in a post-game world where he didn't get Scrapped.

In terms of personality and character dynamics, I like how he tries to be cool, but he's a 19-year-old kid who dresses like that. It's kind of hilarious, kind of endearing. He's not good with people or like, basic nutrition, but he is good at Rhyme and tech. Also... he can be a bit of a brat, and I'm into daddy kink dynamics for him if a ship works for it. I'm not into the actual word "daddy" as much, but that sort of age kink, praise kink, dom/sub thing -- yes.

And in general, for visual novels I like the idea of putting a NPC in the PC's role for certain situations -- like, if Noiz ended up in the Virus/Trip bad end instead of Aoba, or if Noiz ended up kidnapped and brought to Mink's lair.

Ships: Aoba/Noiz, Koujaku/Noiz, Mink/Noiz, Virus/Trip/Noiz, Koujaku/Aoba/Noiz, Mink/Koujaku/Noiz

  • Trick Prompt: I think Rhyme can get intensely psychological and strange. Crossing back and forth between the game world and the real world -- are there physical side effects? Does he form relationships in-game that he doesn't know how to handle in real life? Does he have relationships in real life that he loses track of while spending so much time playing?
  • Treat Prompt: Could be fun to toss him into the crazy, decadent world of Platinum Jail, either pre- or during canon! And either just him hitting the town or a potential lover would be fantastic. What does he get up to in the wild, drug-filled clubs and crowded streets?

Request 6: Loveless

Aoyagi Ritsuka

So, I really like the cat ears, but am also totally down for later fic or art where Ritsuka no longer has his ears, whether or not he loses them on screen. I know the ages are inconvenient here, and I'd prefer Ritsuka be at least 15 before anything more than making out.

My favorite part about Ritsuka is probably his fierceness and his determination, even when he's lost and scared. He's been through a lot, and there's never an easy path forward -- but even though it's not easy, he can find a path.

Art-wise, there's a lot of room for great imagery in the battle system! With all the magic & bondage going around.

Ships: Soubi/Ritsuka, Seimei/Ritsuka, Seimei/Ritsuka/Soubi

  • Trick Prompt: Somehow (AU where Soubi never shows up for Rituska?) Ritsuka ends up on the run and in hiding with Seimei. Maybe Seimei brought him with him when he originally left, or he comes back for him later. What do they get up to in hiding together? Does Seimei teach Ritsuka how to act as a Sacrifice (maybe using Nisei to practice on Ritsuka)? If Seimei comes back for Ritsuka years later, what is their reunion like?
  • Treat Prompt: I'd love to see Soubi and Ritsuka working through the aftermath of a battle -- maybe it dredged up some painful memories for either of them, maybe there's more physical hurt/comfort, maybe a spell had some lingering aftereffects (could be angsty aftereffects! could be porny aftereffects! dealer's choice!). Whether shippy or not, I can see his relationship with Soubi as fluffy, angsty, hesitant, gentle, rough, dubcon, or any combination. I'm on board for all of that. Visually, bandages and cups of tea might be nice :)

Request 7: Night Sun Tarot Deck

Brief intro to the canon before I get into character specifics: I very recently acquired the Night Sun Tarot, and I'm a bit obsessed with its dark and beautiful world. It's an intricate, intense deck. So many of the cards lend themselves to narratives, either on their own or in relation to other cards. There’s a lot of continuity; for example, the three figures in The Lovers are also The Empress, The Emperor, and The Hermit.

The reviews at The Invisible Muse and benebell wen highlight a lot of what drew me to the deck, and they have pictures of most of the cards! I’ve also linked to the images of my requested cards below, and typed up the “suggested meanings” for each from the Night Sun Tarot’s Little White Book (LWB). I’m sorry if the pictures aren’t very good, I wasn’t able to get my scanner to work /o\

The precise scope of canon is up to you. You can base fic or art solely off the image of one of the cards; you can use the imagery in the entire deck + the hierarchical structure of tarot for worldbuilding; you can use the traditional meanings of various cards to develop characterization.

Ships: I’m most interested in any combination between my requested cards (including Knight of Wands/Page of Swords/Three of Pentacles OT3) ;D

Page of Swords [image]

I’m fascinated by this kid with a sword, and how he’s just staring out. He’s so still and focused. What’s he doing out there without shoes? Why is he covering his mouth? It almost looks like he’s been hit, or he’s trying to stay quiet. He’s holding onto a tall plant, and he has an egg at his feet. (the same egg shows up in a lot of the cards.) Also I really dig his birdwing cape.

  • LWB Notes: Intellectual centre. Air. Perseverance, observation, prudence, hesitation, unforeseen events. (Pages in general – uncertainty between actions and stagnation, a path towards maturity, gestation.)
  • Prompt: As an "observer," and with so much space around him, I see the Page of Swords as someone who stays on the edges of things. A witness. It could be interesting to push him outside his comfort zone -- somehow he ends up in the limelight. Maybe he's the last survivor of the group he was with, and has to carry on the mission alone or find new allies. (woobie page of swords staggering across dangerous landscape would be A+)

Knight of Wands [image]

This is such an intense card. It’s simpler than many of the others, but so dramatic. (Depending on your screen, it might not show as well, but the colors are very vivid in person.) He's the only one in the entire Wands suit actively wielding a flaming wand. He's lighting up a dark space even as he himself appears almost formed from shadows. I think he'd be terrifying to encounter in battle.

  • LWB Notes: Creative/sexual centre. Fire. Adventurer, channeled instinct, departure, breaking, postponement. (Knights in general – new dimension, passage, fervor.)
  • Prompt: He's a natural adventurer -- I'm interested in situations where he might be constrained. Maybe he's part of a delegation to another Court and has to be on his best behavior during negotiations. Or maybe in some sort of relationship, there's tension between his own passion and the other's less reckless/adventurous nature.

Three of Pentacles [image]

I’m not quite sure what exactly the Three of Pentacles is doing here (purposeful hand gesture and intense facial expression leads to circles behind a cube inside a triangle inside three pentacle coins? Witchcraft!!) but I’d love to find out. But seriously, I'm intrigued by how strong the emotional/human element and the sacred geometry elements both are in this card. He's not as high-ranked as the Page or the Knight, but that won't stop him from getting the job done.

  • LWB Notes: Material Centre. Earth. Expansion, success, perseverance, immaturity, incapacity. (Threes in general – action, creativity, first step without a precise direction, changeability.)
  • Prompt: The Three of Pentacles can represent teamwork and competence. I envision the Night Sun world with some conflict & tension between the four different suits -- I'd love to see the Three of Pentacles having to work together with one or more people from opposing groups. Enemies to lovers, enemies to friends, enemies to uneasy allies, it's all good.
shadow_lover: (promise)

Dear Rare Pair Creator,

Thank you so much for offering one or more of my ships! I love all of these ships very dearly, and I’m very excited to see what you come up with.

Rest assured that as long as you use a few of my Likes and stay away from my DNWs, chances are I’m going to love my gift. Feel free to use one of my prompts, take only part of a prompt, repurpose a prompt from one canon to fit another, work off any of my general preferences, or just follow your own inspiration.

If you’d like clarification on anything, I’m happy to answer any questions sent via the mod!

Cheers,
shadow_lover 


0. General Preferences
1. Death Note
2. Dragon Age
3. Harry Potter
4. Loveless
5. Togainu no Chi
6. Original Work

General Preferences

I like fic of all lengths, so go where the story takes you! Past and present tense are both cool too. I tend to like emotionally tense get-together fics and/or complicated hook-ups rather than pure fluff or established relationships. The tension can be due to dynamics between the characters, external forces, or both. Basically, I’m a hurt/comfort junkie, and the “hurt,” whether physical or emotional, is just as important as the “comfort.”

I’m happy with any rating from General Audiences to Explicit. Plot is awesome, plot with porn is awesome, porn without plot is awesome. If you do feel inclined to get smutty, I’m on-board for anal, oral, frottage, handjobs, only one person getting off – all of these definitely count as “real sex” in my book. For on-screen anal, I do prefer that my faves bottom (Mello, Fenris, Noiz, Draco, Ritsuka, Rin). My Smut Swap letter also gives a pretty good overview of more specific kinks I'm into, and quite a few of the ships overlap with this exchange :)

Yes, Please!

  • Age differences
  • Bondage, blindfolds
  • Brave, silent suffering until another character realizes something’s wrong
  • Canon divergence AUs
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: claiming, heats, knotting
  • Corsets
  • Cum inflation
  • Dubcon, manipulation, complicated feelings
  • Emotional and/or physical hurt/comfort
  • Gang bangs, public use, group sex in general
  • Hand-holding, casual touches, tenderness
  • Happy or ambiguous endings
  • Huddling for warmth, locked in a closet, enforced proximity scenarios
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Loyalty and protectiveness
  • Overworking, undereating, self-care failures due to stress
  • Possessiveness
  • Praise kink
  • Rough sex, hair-pulling, bite-marks, bruises, breath play, spanking
  • Sex pollen, fuck or die, desperation scenarios
  • Size kink – both the size difference and the massive dick kind
  • Tentacles

Do Not Want

  • Gen
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: mpreg, slick
  • Crossovers/fusions
  • Extreme underage (15+ is fine!)*
  • First or second person POV
  • Infidelity
  • Main character death, gore, permanent maiming/incapacitation**
  • Main ships with OCs (side character OCs are fine!)
  • Pregnancy, children***
  • Scat, watersports, emetophilia
  • Setting-change AUs, role-reversal AUs, gender identity AUs

*Exception: For Loveless, Soubi/Ritsuka and Seimei/Ritsuka can kiss/make out at Ritsuka’s canon age.

**Exceptions: For TnC, Rin can lose his leg like in canon. For Dragon Age, Lavellan can lose his arm like in canon.

***Exception: You can go for oviposition for Human Guy/Tentacled Life Form!

Request 1: Death Note

L/Mello
Light/Mello

I love L's intensity and the contrast between his dazzling intellect and his slovenly appearance. He’s an incredibly skilled investigator, yet sits curled up like a child and is probably extremely malnourished from the candy diet. I like seeing him get tangled up in his cases and racing to keep ahead in the manipulation game – particularly moments where he’s not quite sure he’s really ahead.

Mello’s got a large, intense personality, but there’s still a lot of room for character exploration between the surface notes. He plays the same game as L, but he’s not quite as adept and he hides insecurity behind anger or indifference. I’m interested in his interactions with other characters during the narrative present rather than his school days. 

And Light -- possibly my favorite part about him is that he thinks he's doing the right thing. I'd love to see that explored, even as he continues the whole evil god complex thing.

For L/Mello, I'd like a canon divergent AU where neither die; for Light/Mello, I’d like an AU where Mello doesn’t die :)

  • Prompt 1: Mello or L gets captured by *insert bad guys here* and held hostage. He’s been beaten, interrogated, half-starved, possibly molested for weeks before he’s finally rescued or escapes. The other half of the ship takes charge of nursing him back to health, with varying levels of altruism in their intentions…
  • Prompt 2: Let’s play dress-up with Mello! Maybe Mello has to dress as a girl for *hand wave* infiltration reasons, maybe his partner (boyfriend, or just partner for the night) just really wants him trussed up in a corset and stockings.
  • Prompt 3: Mello survives, but Light still wins. He holds Mello captive, to use as he pleases. He might even think this is love. 
  • Prompt 4: Mello and L survive, but Light still wins. Now Mello and L are in hiding together, trying to fight back or just stay alive.


Requests 2: 
Dragon Age

Fenris Ships:
Fenris/Dorian Pavus
Fenris/Cullen Rutherford

So, Fenris is pretty much my DA fandom bicycle. His unique brand of humor, anger, severity, and vulnerability make for a very interesting dynamic with a wide range of other characters.

I’m a fan of Fenris/Cullen either during DA2 or with Fenris somehow meeting up with the Inquisition. They’re both very principled characters, and I can see them really connecting as they try to do the right thing. Cullen’s more of a strategist/leader while Fenris just charges in, so that’s an interesting dynamic to play with too. Also interested to see if Fenris’s tattoos have any interaction with Cullen’s addiction.

Fenris/Dorian – I’m into enemies-to-lovers, but here I see the enmity likely to be one-sided. Fenris has no reason to like or trust Dorian; Dorian has no reason to dislike Fenris. Dorian’s very driven to improve his homeland and remedy its wrongs, and I think he could see helping Fenris somehow as a symbolic opportunity. Fenris is also more secure in his freedom by the end of DA2 than ten years previously; how does that affect his interactions with the magister?

Note – I do not want any AUs where the other character in the ship owns Fenris as a slave, or where Fenris owns them.

  • Prompt 1: The group encounters a Templar or mage who figures out how to manipulate Fenris’s tattoos and control his body – something he’d thought only Danarius could do. The rest of the party kills the enemies, but Fenris is left severely shaken and needs help pulling himself together again.
  • Prompt 2: I’ll never get enough of Fenris overcoming his touch aversion to realize how much he really craves physical affection. Can be a “trapped in a tiny cold tent together” cuddling scenario, can be a “healing hands/much-needed massage” thing, can be “I always roll over and go straight to sleep after sex but this time I had a nightmare and need to be hugged forever” situation. Or another angle you’d like to go with!
  • Prompt 3: Double-dubcon Fade shenanigans! Two characters end up stuck in the same little bubble of the Fade. They both think they’re dreaming, Desire Demon does its subtle sex pollen thing, and they have sex – then they realize it really was the other person.

Lavellan Ships:
Blackwall/Male Lavellan
Male Lavellan/Cullen Rutherford
Male Lavellan/Solas

Male Lavellan is my fave Inquisitor for, uh, reasons. I’m totally down for any Inquisitor personality. I have a slight preference for rogues or warriors over mage Inquisitors. Name-wise, just call him Lavellan. If you feel like it, I'd be totally on board for using my dagger-wielding rogue, Corin Lavellan -- otherwise, I'm happy to see the Lavellan you want to write :)

Blackwall/Lavellan is like, the iddiest thing ever to me. Gruff bearded human with slender, pretty elf – sign me up! I’m really interested in his arc, too, and I’d be happy with fic set during the game or post-game. And, um, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in that Gray Warden stamina.

I see a romance with Cullen going much the same way as the canon romance with Cullen; I love, love, love the loyalty!kink and protective aspects of his personality. I’m also very interested in his struggle with control over his addiction.

Any relationship with Solas has to have some weird power dynamics – which I’m 100% in favor of. He’s hiding the fact that he’s literally a god and wants to destroy the world! Not the foundation of a healthy relationship. You’re welcome to either revel in the fucked-upness, or explore the moments where they do connect on a more equal level – I’m on board for all of that.

  • Prompt 1: I’d love some classic, exhausted hurt/comfort. Lavellan has an absolutely shitty day out in the field, comes back to Skyhold and has to keep it together by the skin of his teeth through war table meetings and talks with advisors and companions, having to hide just how messed up he is all day long – and then finally getting to let go with his love interest.
  • Prompt 2: If you want to get smutty, how about sex in a location very specific to the love interest? I’m sure Cullen and Lavellan could make excellent use of the Commander’s desk. Blackwall and Lavellan could go for a rumble in the hay. And maybe dream!sex with Solas?

Request 3: Harry Potter

Sirius Black/Draco Malfoy
Remus Lupin/Draco Malfoy

Hello, you have reached the "tormented older men/Draco Malfoy" section of my letter! Let's get a canon divergence AU where Sirius and/or Remus lives, yeah? :D I also prefer an "Epilogue, What Epilogue" approach to shipfic here, so I'd prefer nothing canon-compliant with Draco's marriage (or, for Remus/Draco, Remus's relationship with Tonks.) I like all three characters in various shades of gray, and you can definitely sell me on a range of characterization choices, depending on setting and circumstance.

To be perfectly honest, Draco is always a prime contender for Shadow_Lover's Next Top Woobie, because I love him and love to see him suffer, but he's not a perfect little martyr. He's a little shit, and I love that about him. He doesn't accept help gracefully, even when he very much needs it.

Sirius doesn't really know how to live in the ordinary world. He went from school to war to prison to hiding to war. He has a lot of anger, pain, and grief to work out and, in some ways, a lot of growing up to do. I'd love to see his need for connection explored.

Like Sirius, Remus is an outsider, but he's had more opportunity to develop coping methods and relationships despite his issues. He's very driven to support and help people. In shipfic with Draco, I'd be very interested in them negotiating the new dynamic of "oh we want to bang each other" rather than "hello, my asshole thirteen-year-old student."

  • Prompt 1: I'd love something set during the war, with either ship forced to work together for whatever reason. Maybe Draco's turned spy for the Order and Sirius or Lupin is assigned to work with him and make sure he doesn't double-cross them. Or he had to run away from Hogwarts or the Death Eaters to protect himself but hasn't quite turned to the Order yet. There is a lot of potential for angsty, emotional hurt/comfort here, or potentially locked-in-a-cabin, reluctantly huddling-for-warmth tropes :D
  • Prompt 2: I would also love something set post-war. I'm fascinated by various takes on how Draco, Sirius, and Remus each reintegrate into wizarding society. Where do they fit in? Where don't fit in? How have they been marked by the war? (hurt/comfort standbys of nightmares, PTSD, eating issues, etc are all A+ options)
  • Prompt 3: Accidental sex pollen driving either or both parties to uncontrollable lust would be particularly fantastic as well. Or any sort of "fuck or die" spell gone wrong situation.

Request 4: Loveless

Agatsuma Soubi/Aoyagi Ritsuka
Aoyagi Ritsuka/Aoyagi Seimei

So, I like my catboys how I like... well, all of my fave fictional boys: fucked up and in love. I really like the cat ears, but am also totally down for later fic where Ritsuka no longer has his ears, whether or not he loses them on screen. I know the ages are less than convenient here, and I'd prefer Ritsuka be at least 15 before anything more than making out.

I see Soubi/Ritsuka as fluffy, angsty, hesitant, gentle, rough, dubcon, or any combination of the above! There are a lot of different routes to take there and I am on board for all of them. I do like mutual caretaking and hurt/comfort for them :)

Meanwhile, Seimei/Ritsuka goes way darker into dubcon territory. Seimei is pretty creepy and controlling, and Ritsuka's so desperate for his love and attention. Seimei demands complete devotion, and sometimes Ritsuka seems willing to give that.

I'll confess -- I'm currently rereading, and am only at chapter 85 or so! But I will definitely be caught up by the time works are revealed, so feel free to jump off any part in canon should you so wish to :)

  • Prompt 1: I'd love to see Soubi and Ritsuka working through the aftermath of a battle -- maybe it dredged up some painful memories for either of them, maybe there's more physical hurt/comfort, maybe a spell had some lingering aftereffects (could be angsty aftereffects! could be porny aftereffects! dealer's choice!).
  • Prompt 2: Somehow (AU where Soubi never shows up for Rituska?) Ritsuka ends up on the run and in hiding with Seimei. Maybe Seimei brought him with him when he originally left, or he comes back for him later. What do they get up to in hiding together? Does Seimei teach Ritsuka how to act as a Sacrifice (maybe using Nisei to practice on Ritsuka)? If Seimei comes back for Ritsuka years later, what is their reunion like?


Request 5: 
Togainu no Chi

Rin/Shiki

This is a rough canon, and I’m definitely not anticipating fluff here. These are broken people in a broken world. All the characters in Togainu no Chi are driven by their obsessions; Shiki’s obsessed with killing Nano, and Rin’s obsessed with killing Shiki. I’m interested in exploring how the brothers relate to each other in conflicting and reflecting ways – Rin’s chase of Shiki is a clear mirror of Shiki’s chase of Nano.

If they were somehow forced to work together after the game, I think they could perhaps find an uneasy ceasefire. They share a lot of experiences and they’re both frighteningly competent; they can see the value in each other’s skills even if they want each other dead. 

One note – Rin’s age is vague enough in the game that I don’t really want anything pornographic set pre-game, just because that might put him too young for my comfort levels. Other Note – I haven’t seen the anime, so hopefully the AO3 categories worked as intended and we matched on the VN :)

  • Prompt 1: With Akira away with one of the other LIs, and Toshima crumbling on the brink of war, Rin and Shiki realize they’re both too injured/weak/lost/whatever to escape on their own. They have no choice but to work together if they want to survive.
  • Prompt 2: Let’s suppose an alternate version of Shiki’s bad endings where he doesn’t kill Rin mid-game – and instead, Rin ends up taking Akira’s role. I’m very interested in both Bad End 1 (Shiki is an insane, tyrannical drug lord and Rin is his slutty sex slave) or Bad End 2 (Shiki is a slightly less insane military tyrant and Rin is his devoted second in command).
  • Prompt 3: Shiki decides that instead of avoiding Rin, the best way to fuck with him is to actually fuck him. Rin decides he may as well let himself be seduced – he wants Shiki’s attention, after all, and what better way to discover his brother’s vulnerabilities? Cue the rough and dirty Igura-era mutual manipulation sex.

Request 6:
Original Work

Catboy/Male Human
Human Guy/Tentacled Life Form
Incubus/Male Human
Male Assassin/Male Target
Male Master/Male Slave
Male Master/Male Slave/Male Master

In general, for original works especially I have a huge weakness for woobies suffering, hurt/comfort, us-against-the-world, enemies to lovers, and conflicted feelings. I also like desperation – either desperately horny and eager for sex, or desperate to prove themselves, or desperate to survive, or desperate to save each other, desperate to touch each other, desperate just to see each other.

Sex wise, most consent levels are fine for any of these pairings; eager cockslut to nervous uncertainty to sex pollen dubcon to reluctance to obedience situations where consent is irrelevant (so, anything with sexual slavery). I’m not as interested in super violent, completely unenjoyable noncon for Original Works. (I hope that makes sense. I’m happy to clarify further via the mod if it didn’t.) (Exception: Human Guy/Tentacled Life Form. That can be 100% noncon if you want! :D)

Outside of the bedroom, I like quiet, significant moments and gentle, significant touches. Emotional tension is my happy place :) Also, feel free to combine character types here! Like, perhaps the Male Slave is also a Catboy. Or perhaps Tentacled Life Form's 'human guy' is actually a Catboy or Incubus. The Male Assassin might be a Catboy going after a Male Target who is an Incubus, or the Male Human might be enslaved by the Incubus... etc. Many possibilities are open :)

  • Catboy/Male Human: I see the catboy being the sub here, if there are D/s dynamics! I'd be interested in a situation where the human becomes responsible for the catboy in some way. If there is purring involved, I'm 100% on board for that. Feel free to play around with other catlike personality traits -- alternating between being aloof and cuddly, for example! (Also, mating cycles/going into heat, always a good time!)
  • Human Guy/Tentacled Life Form: Like I said above, any consent level is a-okay for this one! Some kinks I particularly like for this pairing are come inflation, sex pollen, forced orgasm, overstimulation, nipple sucking, crying, and oviposition. I'm open to vines/plants too, as well as tentacled creatures. Also... post-coital tentacled cuddles could be fantastic, whether human guy is blissfully sleepy or traumatized and quietly crying :)
  • Incubus/Male Human: I'd love to see some sort of ritual component to this. Maybe the human needs help with something, so he summons a demon and has to pay the incubus's price before getting aid. Or maybe the incubus is magically bound somewhere, and needs the human's help to get free. I'm intrigued by the differences between human and demonic perspectives, behavior, and anatomy. A fantasy, historical, or contemporary version would each be very interesting :)
  • Male Assassin/Male Target: So many fun places to take this! I'd be down for any sort of contemporary, historical, fantasy, or sci-fi setting. A soulmate 'verse could be fantastic here. Other fun questions to explore: is the assassin a professional or an amateur? Is he totally used to killing, or kind of nervous/uncertain about it? Is the target someone who's been attacked before, or is this a new and scary situation? Does the assassination fail because the target is so caught off guard the assassin realizes something isn't right, or because the target is so on top of things he catches the assassin in the act and takes control? (Note: I would very much prefer that neither of them actually get assassinated.)
  • Male Master/Male Slave & Male Master/Male Slave/Male Master: I like pretty, decorative, objectified slaves being alternately cossetted and abused by their owner(s). If there's some kind of "taken captive by enemies" thing going on, that's cool too, even just as backstory! If you want to play kinky dress-up with the slave, I'm very into corsets, nipple clamps, and blindfolds ;)
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Dear M/M Rares Creator,

Thank you so much for offering one or more of my ships! I love all of these ships very dearly, and I’m very excited to see what you come up with.

Rest assured that as long as you use a few of my Likes and stay away from my DNWs, chances are I’m going to love my gift. Feel free to use one of my prompts, take only part of a prompt, repurpose a prompt from one canon to fit another, work off any of my general preferences, or just follow your own inspiration.

If you’d like clarification on anything, I’m happy to answer any questions sent via the mod!

Cheers,
shadow_lover 


0. General Preferences
1. Death Note
2. Dragon Age
3. DRAMAtical Murder
4. Harry Potter
5. Loveless
6. Togainu no Chi

General Preferences

I like fic of all lengths, so go where the story takes you! Past and present tense are both cool too. I tend to like emotionally tense get-together fics and/or complicated hook-ups rather than pure fluff or established relationships. The tension can be due to dynamics between the characters, external forces, or both. Basically, I’m a hurt/comfort junkie, and the “hurt,” whether physical or emotional, is just as important as the “comfort.”

I’m happy with any rating from General Audiences to Explicit. Plot is awesome, plot with porn is awesome, porn without plot is awesome. If you do feel inclined to get smutty, I’m on-board for anal, oral, frottage, handjobs, only one person getting off – all of these definitely count as “real sex” in my book. For on-screen anal, I do prefer that my faves bottom (Mello, Fenris, Noiz, Draco, Ritsuka, Rin).

Yes, Please!

  • Age differences
  • Bondage, blindfolds
  • Brave, silent suffering until another character realizes something’s wrong
  • Canon divergence AUs
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: claiming, heats, knotting
  • Corsets
  • Cum inflation
  • Dubcon, manipulation, complicated feelings
  • Emotional and/or physical hurt/comfort
  • Gang bangs, public use, group sex in general
  • Hand-holding, casual touches, tenderness
  • Happy or ambiguous endings
  • Huddling for warmth, locked in a closet, enforced proximity scenarios
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Loyalty and protectiveness
  • Overworking, undereating, self-care failures due to stress
  • Possessiveness
  • Praise kink
  • Rough sex, hair-pulling, bite-marks, bruises, breath play, spanking
  • Sex pollen, fuck or die, desperation scenarios
  • Size kink – both the size difference and the massive dick kind
  • Tentacles

Do Not Want

  • Gen
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: mpreg, slick
  • Crossovers/fusions
  • Extreme underage (15+ is fine!)*
  • First or second person POV
  • Infidelity
  • Main character death, gore, permanent maiming/incapacitation**
  • Main ships with OCs (side character OCs are fine!)
  • Pregnancy, children
  • Scat, watersports, emetophilia
  • Setting-change AUs, role-reversal AUs, gender identity AUs

*Exception: For Loveless, Soubi/Ritsuka and Seimei/Ritsuka can kiss/make out at Ritsuka’s canon age.

**Exceptions: For TnC, Rin can lose his leg like in canon. For Dragon Age, Lavellan can lose his arm like in canon.

Request 1: Death Note

L/Mello
Light/Mello

I love L's intensity and the contrast between his dazzling intellect and his slovenly appearance. He’s an incredibly skilled investigator, yet sits curled up like a child and is probably extremely malnourished from the candy diet. I like seeing him get tangled up in his cases and racing to keep ahead in the manipulation game – particularly moments where he’s not quite sure he’s really ahead.

Mello’s got a large, intense personality, but there’s still a lot of room for character exploration between the surface notes. He plays the same game as L, but he’s not quite as adept and he hides insecurity behind anger or indifference. I’m interested in his interactions with other characters during the narrative present rather than his school days. 

And Light -- possibly my favorite part about him is that he thinks he's doing the right thing. I'd love to see that explored, even as he continues the whole evil god complex thing.

For L/Mello, I'd like a canon divergent AU where neither die; for Light/Mello, I’d like an AU where Mello doesn’t die :)

  • Prompt 1: Mello or L gets captured by *insert bad guys here* and held hostage. He’s been beaten, interrogated, half-starved, possibly molested for weeks before he’s finally rescued or escapes. The other half of the ship takes charge of nursing him back to health, with varying levels of altruism in their intentions…
  • Prompt 2: Let’s play dress-up with Mello! Maybe Mello has to dress as a girl for *hand wave* infiltration reasons, maybe his partner (boyfriend, or just partner for the night) just really wants him trussed up in a corset and stockings.
  • Prompt 3: Mello survives, but Light still wins. He holds Mello captive, to use as he pleases. He might even think this is love. 
  • Prompt 4: Mello and L survive, but Light still wins. Now Mello and L are in hiding together, trying to fight back or just stay alive.


Requests 2: 
Dragon Age

Fenris Ships:
Fenris/Dorian Pavus
Fenris/Cullen Rutherford

So, Fenris is pretty much my DA fandom bicycle. His unique brand of humor, anger, severity, and vulnerability make for a very interesting dynamic with a wide range of other characters.

I’m a fan of Fenris/Cullen either during DA2 or with Fenris somehow meeting up with the Inquisition. They’re both very principled characters, and I can see them really connecting as they try to do the right thing. Cullen’s more of a strategist/leader while Fenris just charges in, so that’s an interesting dynamic to play with too. Also interested to see if Fenris’s tattoos have any interaction with Cullen’s addiction.

Fenris/Dorian – I’m into enemies-to-lovers, but here I see the enmity likely to be one-sided. Fenris has no reason to like or trust Dorian; Dorian has no reason to dislike Fenris. Dorian’s very driven to improve his homeland and remedy its wrongs, and I think he could see helping Fenris somehow as a symbolic opportunity. Fenris is also more secure in his freedom by the end of DA2 than ten years previously; how does that affect his interactions with the magister?

Note – I do not want any AUs where the other character in the ship owns Fenris as a slave, or where Fenris owns them.

  • Prompt 1: The group encounters a Templar or mage who figures out how to manipulate Fenris’s tattoos and control his body – something he’d thought only Danarius could do. The rest of the party kills the enemies, but Fenris is left severely shaken and needs help pulling himself together again.
  • Prompt 2: I’ll never get enough of Fenris overcoming his touch aversion to realize how much he really craves physical affection. Can be a “trapped in a tiny cold tent together” cuddling scenario, can be a “healing hands/much-needed massage” thing, can be “I always roll over and go straight to sleep after sex but this time I had a nightmare and need to be hugged forever” situation. Or another angle you’d like to go with!
  • Prompt 3: Double-dubcon Fade shenanigans! Two characters end up stuck in the same little bubble of the Fade. They both think they’re dreaming, Desire Demon does its subtle sex pollen thing, and they have sex – then they realize it really was the other person.

Lavellan Ships:
Blackwall/Male Lavellan
Male Lavellan/Cullen Rutherford
Male Lavellan/Solas

Male Lavellan is my fave Inquisitor for, uh, reasons. I’m totally down for any Inquisitor personality. I have a slight preference for rogues or warriors over mage Inquisitors. Name-wise, just call him Lavellan. If you feel like it, I'd be totally on board for using my dagger-wielding rogue, Corin Lavellan -- otherwise, I'm happy to see the Lavellan you want to write :)

Blackwall/Lavellan is like, the iddiest thing ever to me. Gruff bearded human with slender, pretty elf – sign me up! I’m really interested in his arc, too, and I’d be happy with fic set during the game or post-game. And, um, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in that Gray Warden stamina.

I see a romance with Cullen going much the same way as the canon romance with Cullen; I love, love, love the loyalty!kink and protective aspects of his personality. I’m also very interested in his struggle with control over his addiction.

Any relationship with Solas has to have some weird power dynamics – which I’m 100% in favor of. He’s hiding the fact that he’s literally a god and wants to destroy the world! Not the foundation of a healthy relationship. You’re welcome to either revel in the fucked-upness, or explore the moments where they do connect on a more equal level – I’m on board for all of that.

  • Prompt 1: I’d love some classic, exhausted hurt/comfort. Lavellan has an absolutely shitty day out in the field, comes back to Skyhold and has to keep it together by the skin of his teeth through war table meetings and talks with advisors and companions, having to hide just how messed up he is all day long – and then finally getting to let go with his love interest.
  • Prompt 2: If you want to get smutty, how about sex in a location very specific to the love interest? I’m sure Cullen and Lavellan could make excellent use of the Commander’s desk. Blackwall and Lavellan could go for a rumble in the hay. And maybe dream!sex with Solas?


Request 3: 
DRAMAtical Murder

Koujaku/Noiz
Mink/Noiz

I'm down for a variety of plot choices in this; either both characters in the pairing got successfully Scrapped, or one of them did, or neither of them did. I do think there's a lot of interesting territory to explore with either or both of them Scrapped, since there's such an adjustment period there. Especially with Noiz, going from feeling almost nothing to suddenly feeling All The Things. If you'd like to play up the height and age differences for either ship, be my guest :D

I really enjoy enemies-to-lovers and/or hate sex for Koujaku/Noiz. I like fics where Koujaku's caring nature comes out in response to Noiz being such a weird, isolated trainwreck. But Koujaku's got some trainwreck tendencies too, so... grudging caretaking all around is basically my jam.


Mink/Noiz can be difficult to get together, since they're both such loners. I can see a lot of insecurity and inability to talk about feelings there. And I have a ridiculous weakness for daddy kink dynamics here. (I'm not really into the actual word "daddy" in smut, but the sort of age kink, praise kink, dom/sub thing -- yes please!)

Note - I haven't seen the anime, I've just played DMMD and Re:Connect.

  • Prompt 1: I'd be very interested in pre-canon fic for either pairing -- how might they interact in their roles before everything starts with Aoba?
  • Prompt 2: Could be fun to toss them into the crazy, decadent world of Platinum Jail! What do Koujaku and Noiz or Mink and Noiz get up to in the wild, drug-filled clubs and crowded streets?
  • Prompt 3: ...and what could also be fun is just PWP where Koujaku or Mink punishes Noiz for being a brat, and Noiz is totally into it. Particularly if Noiz is newly able to feel everything, could be very, very fun to get into bondage, spanking, nipple clamps....

Request 4: Harry Potter

Sirius Black/Draco Malfoy
Remus Lupin/Draco Malfoy

Hello, you have reached the "tormented older men/Draco Malfoy" section of my letter! Let's get a canon divergence AU where Sirius and/or Remus lives, yeah? :D I also prefer an "Epilogue, What Epilogue" approach to shipfic here, so I'd prefer nothing canon-compliant with Draco's marriage (or, for Remus/Draco, Remus's relationship with Tonks.) I like all three characters in various shades of gray, and you can definitely sell me on a range of characterization choices, depending on setting and circumstance.

To be perfectly honest, Draco is always a prime contender for Shadow_Lover's Next Top Woobie, because I love him and love to see him suffer, but he's not a perfect little martyr. He's a little shit, and I love that about him. He doesn't accept help gracefully, even when he very much needs it.

Sirius doesn't really know how to live in the ordinary world. He went from school to war to prison to hiding to war. He has a lot of anger, pain, and grief to work out and, in some ways, a lot of growing up to do. I'd love to see his need for connection explored.

Like Sirius, Remus is an outsider, but he's had more opportunity to develop coping methods and relationships despite his issues. He's very driven to support and help people. In shipfic with Draco, I'd be very interested in them negotiating the new dynamic of "oh we want to bang each other" rather than "hello, my asshole thirteen-year-old student."

  • Prompt 1: I'd love something set during the war, with either ship forced to work together for whatever reason. Maybe Draco's turned spy for the Order and Sirius or Lupin is assigned to work with him and make sure he doesn't double-cross them. Or he had to run away from Hogwarts or the Death Eaters to protect himself but hasn't quite turned to the Order yet. There is a lot of potential for angsty, emotional hurt/comfort here, or potentially locked-in-a-cabin, reluctantly huddling-for-warmth tropes :D
  • Prompt 2: I would also love something set post-war. I'm fascinated by various takes on how Draco, Sirius, and Remus each reintegrate into wizarding society. Where do they fit in? Where don't fit in? How have they been marked by the war? (hurt/comfort standbys of nightmares, PTSD, eating issues, etc are all A+ options)
  • Prompt 3: Accidental sex pollen driving either or both parties to uncontrollable lust would be particularly fantastic as well. Or any sort of "fuck or die" spell gone wrong situation.

Request 5: Loveless

Agatsuma Soubi/Aoyagi Ritsuka
Aoyagi Ritsuka/Aoyagi Seimei

So, I like my catboys how I like... well, all of my fave fictional boys: fucked up and in love. I really like the cat ears, but am also totally down for later fic where Ritsuka no longer has his ears, whether or not he loses them on screen. I know the ages are less than convenient here, and I'd prefer Ritsuka be at least 15 before anything more than making out.

I see Soubi/Ritsuka as fluffy, angsty, hesitant, gentle, rough, dubcon, or any combination of the above! There are a lot of different routes to take there and I am on board for all of them. I do like mutual caretaking and hurt/comfort for them :)

Meanwhile, Seimei/Ritsuka goes way darker into dubcon territory. Seimei is pretty creepy and controlling, and Ritsuka's so desperate for his love and attention. Seimei demands complete devotion, and sometimes Ritsuka seems willing to give that.

I'll confess -- I'm currently rereading, and am only at chapter 85 or so! But I will definitely be caught up by the time works are revealed, so feel free to jump off any part in canon should you so wish to :)

  • Prompt 1: I'd love to see Soubi and Ritsuka working through the aftermath of a battle -- maybe it dredged up some painful memories for either of them, maybe there's more physical hurt/comfort, maybe a spell had some lingering aftereffects (could be angsty aftereffects! could be porny aftereffects! dealer's choice!).
  • Prompt 2: Somehow (AU where Soubi never shows up for Rituska?) Ritsuka ends up on the run and in hiding with Seimei. Maybe Seimei brought him with him when he originally left, or he comes back for him later. What do they get up to in hiding together? Does Seimei teach Ritsuka how to act as a Sacrifice (maybe using Nisei to practice on Ritsuka)? If Seimei comes back for Ritsuka years later, what is their reunion like?


Request 6: 
Togainu no Chi

Rin/Shiki

This is a rough canon, and I’m definitely not anticipating fluff here. These are broken people in a broken world. All the characters in Togainu no Chi are driven by their obsessions; Shiki’s obsessed with killing Nano, and Rin’s obsessed with killing Shiki. I’m interested in exploring how the brothers relate to each other in conflicting and reflecting ways – Rin’s chase of Shiki is a clear mirror of Shiki’s chase of Nano.

If they were somehow forced to work together after the game, I think they could perhaps find an uneasy ceasefire. They share a lot of experiences and they’re both frighteningly competent; they can see the value in each other’s skills even if they want each other dead. 

One note – Rin’s age is vague enough in the game that I don’t really want anything pornographic set pre-game, just because that might put him too young for my comfort levels. Other Note – I haven’t seen the anime, so hopefully the AO3 categories worked as intended and we matched on the VN :)

  • Prompt 1: With Akira away with one of the other LIs, and Toshima crumbling on the brink of war, Rin and Shiki realize they’re both too injured/weak/lost/whatever to escape on their own. They have no choice but to work together if they want to survive.
  • Prompt 2: Let’s suppose an alternate version of Shiki’s bad endings where he doesn’t kill Rin mid-game – and instead, Rin ends up taking Akira’s role. I’m very interested in both Bad End 1 (Shiki is an insane, tyrannical drug lord and Rin is his slutty sex slave) or Bad End 2 (Shiki is a slightly less insane military tyrant and Rin is his devoted second in command).
  • Prompt 3: Shiki decides that instead of avoiding Rin, the best way to fuck with him is to actually fuck him. Rin decides he may as well let himself be seduced – he wants Shiki’s attention, after all, and what better way to discover his brother’s vulnerabilities? Cue the rough and dirty Igura-era mutual manipulation sex.
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Dear ShipSwapper,

Thank you so much for offering one or more of my ships! I love all of these ships very dearly, and I’m so super excited to see what you come up with.

Rest assured that as long as you use a few of my Likes and stay away from my DNWs, chances are I’m going to love my gift. Feel free to use one of my prompts, take only part of a prompt, repurpose a prompt from one canon to fit another, work off any of my general preferences, or just follow your own inspiration.

If you’d like clarification on anything, I’m happy to answer any questions sent via the mod!

Cheers,
shadow_lover


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0. General Preferences
1. Death Note
2 & 3. Dragon Age II and Inquisition
4. The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison
5. Togainu no Chi (Visual Novel)
6. Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice


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General Preferences

I like fic of all lengths, so go where the story takes you! Past and present tense are both cool too. I tend to like emotionally tense get-together fics and/or complicated hook-ups rather than pure fluff or established relationships. The tension can be due to dynamics between the characters, external forces, or both. Basically, I’m a hurt/comfort junkie, and the “hurt,” whether physical or emotional, is just as important as the “comfort.”

I’m happy with any rating from General Audiences to Explicit. Plot is awesome, plot with porn is awesome, porn without plot is awesome. If you do feel inclined to get smutty, I’m on-board for anal, oral, frottage, handjobs, only one person getting off – all of these definitely count as “real sex” in my book. For on-screen anal, I do prefer that my faves bottom (Mello, Fenris, Maia, Rin, Armand).

Yes, Please!

  • Age differences
  • Bondage, blindfolds
  • Brave, silent suffering until another character realizes something’s wrong
  • Canon divergence AUs
  • Certain A/B/O tropes: claiming, heats, knotting
  • Character studies, introspection
  • Corsets
  • Cum inflation
  • Dubcon, manipulation, complicated feelings
  • Emotional and/or physical hurt/comfort
  • Gang bangs, public use, group sex in general
  • Hand-holding, casual touches, tenderness
  • Happy or ambiguous endings
  • Huddling for warmth, locked in a closet, enforced proximity scenarios
  • Insomnia, nightmares
  • Loyalty and protectiveness
  • Overworking, undereating, self-care failures due to stress
  • Possessiveness
  • Praise kink
  • Rough sex, hair-pulling, bite-marks, bruises, breath play, spanking
  • Sex pollen, fuck or die, desperation scenarios
  • Size kink – both the size difference and the massive dick kind
  • Tentacles

Do Not Want

  • Certain A/B/O tropes: mpreg, slick
  • Crossovers/fusions
  • Extreme underage (15+ is fine!)
  • First or second person POV
  • Infidelity*
  • Main character death, gore, permanent maiming/incapacitation**
  • Main ships with OCs (side character OCs are fine!)
  • Pregnancy, children
  • Scat, watersports, emetophilia
  • Setting-change AUs, role-reversal AUs, gender identity AUs


*Exception: For TGE, you don’t have to break off Maia’s betrothal to Csethiro; just don’t make it a focal point.

**Exceptions: For TnC, Rin can lose his leg like in canon.

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Request 1:
Death Note

DN Ships
Light Yagami/L
L/Mello
Light/Mello

I love L's intensity and the contrast between his dazzling intellect and his slovenly appearance. He’s an incredibly skilled investigator, yet sits curled up like a child and is probably extremely malnourished from the candy diet. I like seeing him get tangled up in his cases and racing to keep ahead in the manipulation game – particularly moments where he’s not quite sure he’s really ahead.

Mello’s got a large, intense personality, but there’s still a lot of room for character exploration between the surface notes. He plays the same game as L, but he’s not quite as adept and he hides insecurity behind anger or indifference. I’m interested in his interactions with other characters during the narrative present rather than his school days.

And Light -- possibly my favorite part about him is that he thinks he's doing the right thing. I'd love to see that explored as he builds a twisted relationship with L or Mello.

For either L ship, I'd like a canon divergent AU where he doesn't die; same for either Mello ship :)

I'd also be down for a L/Light/Mello threesome, optionally, if you're into that!

  • Prompt 1: L gets captured by *insert bad guys here* and held hostage. He’s been beaten, interrogated, half-starved, possibly molested for weeks before he’s finally rescued or escapes. Light or Mello takes charge of nursing him back to health. The only problem is, L’s not sure whether he’s any safer in their care after all.
  • Prompt 2: I’d like fic or art that incorporates L's sweet tooth without getting too cracky. Maybe some introspective licking of chocolate syrup from Light or Mello’s belly; maybe working out his frenetic daily schedule so he has time to hit the convenience store for lollipops on the way to the next meeting; maybe he ran out of candy and is seriously starting to crash when Light or Mello saves the day with a slice of cake.
  • Prompt 4: Let’s play dress-up with Mello! Maybe Mello has to dress as a girl for *hand wave* infiltration reasons, maybe his partner (boyfriend, or just partner for the night) just really wants him trussed up in a corset and stockings.
  • Prompt 5: L or Mello survives, but Light still wins. He holds L or Mello captive, to use as he pleases. He might even think this is love.

 

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Requests 2 & 3:
Dragon Age II and Inquisition

Dragon Age Ships

Anders/Fenris
Fenris/Dorian Pavus

So, Fenris is pretty much my DA fandom bicycle. His unique brand of humor, anger, severity, and vulnerability make for a very interesting dynamic with a wide range of other characters.

With Fenris/Anders, I prefer they don’t get quite as vicious with each other as they sometimes do in canon – but I’m a total sucker for enemies-to-lovers, so I’m definitely not looking for uncharacteristic sweetness. I really enjoy fic where Anders’ nature as a healer wins out over his enmity, and he takes care of Fenris in some way.

Fenris/Dorian – like I said, I’m into enemies-to-lovers, but here I see the enmity likely to be one-sided. Fenris has no reason to like or trust Dorian; Dorian has no reason to dislike Fenris. Dorian’s very driven to improve his homeland and remedy its wrongs, and I think he could see helping Fenris somehow as a symbolic opportunity. Fenris is also more secure in his freedom by the end of DA2 than ten years previously; how does that affect his interactions with the magister?

Note – I do not want any AUs where the other character in the ship owns Fenris as a slave, or where Fenris owns them.
  • Prompt 1: The group encounters a Templar or mage who figures out how to manipulate Fenris’s tattoos and control his body – something he’d thought only Danarius could do. The rest of the party kills the enemies, but Fenris is left severely shaken and needs help pulling himself together again.
  • Prompt 2: I’ll never get enough of Fenris overcoming his touch aversion to realize how much he really craves physical affection. Can be a “trapped in a tiny cold tent together” cuddling scenario, can be a “healing hands/much-needed massage” thing, can be “I always roll over and go straight to sleep after sex but this time I had a nightmare and need to be hugged forever” situation. Or another angle you’d like to go with!
  • Prompt 3: Double-dubcon Fade shenanigans! Two characters end up stuck in the same little bubble of the Fade. They both think they’re dreaming, Desire Demon does its subtle sex pollen thing, and they have sex – then they realize it really was the other person.

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Request 4:
The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison

TGE Ships:

Csevet Aisava/Maia Drazhar
Cala Athmaza/Deret Beshelar/Maia Drazhar

I’m fascinated by the negotiation of private and public life in this book, and how constrained Maia is by his power. I’m particularly interested in the constraints Maia places on himself in addition to those prescribed by law and custom.

I love Csevet both in his supportive/loyalty!kink relationship to Maia and in his own right. He’s exceptionally clever and competent, While at the beginning of the book Maia sees him as the perfect, proper elven courier, by mid-book he’s stammering about having enough privacy for his needs, blushing every other chapter, and I swear he was about to cry after Maia was kidnapped.

Especially post-Yuletide, I’m also really interested in Cala and Beshelar, and their evolving dynamics with each other, their positions as nohecharei, and with Maia. The protective loyalty!kink is amazing – as is the unsubtly voyeuristic nature of their relationship to Maia. It’s an incredibly intimate relationship already, and taking it to sexual intimacy seems a natural (though emotionally fraught!) next step. I’m 100% down for both of them getting together with Maia – or, optionally, getting into a complicated OT4 with Csevet, too!

I really need a happy ending in this canon. They’re all so precious and they just try so fucking hard; no matter what happens over the course of the fic, I need them to end up okay. Doesn’t have to be perfect, but hopeful and okay at least.

Also, I love the whole expressive ear movements thing – it’s adorable beyond words.

  • Prompt 1: Maia’s overworking, undereating, and not getting enough sleep by far. One day he’s finally pushed himself too far – he gets through the day’s work, but when he’s back at the Alcethmeret he faints. Cue comfort, caretaking, and scolding from Csevet, Cala and Beshelar, or all of the above!
  • Prompt 2: Setheris’s abuse of Maia was sexual as well. A few months into Maia’s reign, he drunkenly sends a letter that gives Maia flashbacks (possibly also nightmares later?). Csevet, Cala and Beshelar, or all of the above comfort him. Alternative version: Setheris shows up in person and assaults Maia again; then protective comfort ensues.
  • Prompt 3: AU where everything’s the same except goblins go into heat starting in their mid-teens. Half-goblins sometimes do, sometimes don’t. Since Maia gets through the critical years without having one, he assumes it’s not something he has to worry about – until one night in the Alcethmeret he wakes with the overwhelming need for sex. Csevet, Cala, and Beshelar have to figure out what to do. (Like the other prompts, this could work with any of my requested ships!) (Note – I’d prefer if this was something they could contain between the four of them, maybe just clueing Kiru and Telimezh in as well. So the rest of court doesn’t know about Maia’s heats.)
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Request 5:
Togainu no Chi (Visual Novel)

TnC Ship:

Rin/Shiki

This is a rough canon, and I’m definitely not anticipating fluff here. These are broken people in a broken world. All the characters in Togainu no Chi are driven by their obsessions; Shiki’s obsessed with killing Nano, and Rin’s obsessed with killing Shiki. I’m interested in exploring how the brothers relate to each other in conflicting and reflecting ways – Rin’s chase of Shiki is a clear mirror of Shiki’s chase of Nano.

If they were somehow forced to work together after the game, I think they could perhaps find an uneasy ceasefire. They share a lot of experiences and they’re both frighteningly competent; they can see the value in each other’s skills even if they want each other dead. 

One note – Rin’s age is vague enough in the game that I don’t really want anything pornographic set pre-game, just because that might put him too young for my comfort levels. Other Note – I haven’t seen the anime, so hopefully the AO3 categories worked as intended and we matched on the VN :)

  • Prompt 1: With Akira away with one of the other LIs, and Toshima crumbling on the brink of war, Rin and Shiki realize they’re both too injured/weak/lost/whatever to escape on their own. They have no choice but to work together if they want to survive.
  • Prompt 2: Let’s suppose an alternate version of Shiki’s bad endings where he doesn’t kill Rin mid-game – and instead, Rin ends up taking Akira’s role. I’m very interested in both Bad End 1 (Shiki is an insane, tyrannical drug lord and Rin is his slutty sex slave) or Bad End 2 (Shiki is a slightly less insane military tyrant and Rin is his devoted second in command).
  • Prompt 3: Shiki decides that instead of avoiding Rin, the best way to fuck with him is to actually fuck him. Rin decides he may as well let himself be seduced – he wants Shiki’s attention, after all, and what better way to discover his brother’s vulnerabilities? Cue the rough and dirty Igura-era mutual manipulation sex.


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Request 6:
Vampire Chronicles – Anne Rice

VC Ships:

Armand/Lestat de Lioncourt
Armand/Louis de Pointe du Lac
Armand/Lestat de Lioncourt/Louis de Pointe du Lac

I love the sheer intensity of emotion each of these characters has. When they form connections they do so wholeheartedly. Armand is an eternal teenager – intelligent and refined by the centuries, but still impulsive and sometimes lost. Lestat never quite lost his aristocratic arrogance, and it can be difficult to get past his bold enthusiasm to see his struggles with morality. Well-meaning Louis is possibly best-known for his decades of introspection and brooding; he has a tendency to escape problems rather than solving them.

They’ve all been in and out of obsession with each other over the centuries, and they aren’t always <i>kind</i> to each other. Armand having Claudia executed comes to mind, and of course Louis’s on-again, off-again disgust with Lestat. As vampires they have a long (and long-suffering) view of morality, and I like seeing how they can mesh together despite or because of their complicated history.

I’m open to various degrees of “healthy” relationships in this fandom. Dubcon, manipulation, and mutual manipulation are all welcome. But I’m also very down for realizing how much they really mean to each other, comfort, and caretaking.

Note – I’ve only read through The Vampire Armand, and I’d prefer fic set before the modern-day plot events (mostly I’m just not as interested in the various human characters). I’m not sure what Anne Rice’s current stance is on vampire sex mechanics; go ahead and hand-wave it so everything works as it should ;)
 

  • Prompt 1: Armand demands that Lestat and/or Louis go with him for a night out, so he can see an R-rated movie (or get into some sort of a club?). Because although he’s 500 years old and was turned when he was 17, he always looked young for his age and needs to be accompanied by someone who clearly looks like an adult.
  • Prompt 2: One of the vampires is held captive by one or more of the other requested characters. Maybe Lestat needs Armand’s ancient blood. Maybe Louis’s trying to walk into the sun and Armand’s keeping him trapped for his own good. Maybe it’s a sex thing. Can be chains; can be a locked room; can be just a touch of mind control – enough to keep the captive in compliant while still aware of what’s happening.
  • Prompt 3: One of the requested characters gets drugged – maybe accidentally drinking some bad blood, or maybe targeted by some sort of witchcraft. Delirious and horny, he ends up on another of the requested characters’ doorstep. The other vampire feels obliged to help out, even if helping doesn’t quite go as planned.

 

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