[community profile] mm_rares letter

Jun. 4th, 2016 10:31 pm
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Hello! I'm Deepdarkwaters on Ao3 and Tumblr and ambrotypes on Twitter for any recip-stalking needs.

Short version: I'm easy to please and happy to be completely surprised, as long as you don't include any of the few DNWs mentioned below. If you've got something in mind already then do it your way!

General fic loves: (probably not applicable to every fandom requested, but just so you've got an overview of some of the things I enjoy reading in whatever combination) worldbuilding/exploration of the canon world; dialogue; description; competence; petty arguments; unreliable narrators; misunderstandings; found families; really old comfy friendships; really old comfy friendships that accidentally/unexpectedly become more; clumsy inappropriate humour; backstories; melancholy; loonngg dragged out UST that feels like it'll never end and then ENDS GLORIOUSLY; awkward imperfect sex where everyone's still having the best time ever; fight scenes; ridiculous things played completely straight for comedy purposes; kissing.

My only definite no thank yous are: noncon, and anything to do with judicial execution or hanging of any kind. No problem with any other kind of death, just please not that.

FANDOMS (alphabetically, not order of preference):

Flowers (TV)
Maurice Flowers/Shun

I don't really have any concrete prompts for this, but Flowers is the best and most affecting thing I've ever seen on tv and I still can't stop thinking about it weeks later, so here we are. I love the contrast between the characters' moods and personalities, then there was that twist with Shun's backstory and suddenly it felt like they had so much in common when they'd seemed such polar opposites before. I love anything about the writer/illustrator partnership. I love Maurice's stories. He's difficult and he's pretty horrible to Shun, but did they ever have days where everything clicked and they were happier? I don't know what to ask for but I know I'd love to read it if you've got something to say.

(There were scenes I had to skip while I was watching because I have a major massive squick about hanging, so please please keep any mentions vague if you need them.)

Hail Caesar!
Laurence Laurentz/Baird Whitlock; Burt Gurney/Laurence Laurentz; Hobie Doyle/Laurence Laurentz

I saw this film like six times, I am obsessed. Everything is beautiful. I'm requesting Laurentz/his three ingenus but have absolutely no preference which one you go for, I would love to read anything at all. Tell me about Laurentz/Baird Whitlock during 'On Wings As Eagles'. What exactly happened? (I know what happened, but DETAILS.) What's their relationship like now ~30 years on? Tell me (in lingering explicit detail if possible) what's going on with Laurentz/Burt - did Laurentz know about his secret?? Or future Laurentz/Hobie - what if 'Merrily We Dance' is a gigantic hit and Hobie wins an Oscar for his sultry brooding man-of-few-words performance, and the studio tells Laurentz they have to keep working together? Dolly zoom on his anguished face at the thought of having to coach Hobie through all his lines again. How does that go? Is Laurentz just a casting couch sleaze who's only interested in pretty young men, or is he a slightly pathetic hopeless romantic who falls in love with all his stars?

Hobie is my favourite character I've seen in years and my only DNW here is for anything hurting or upsetting him, because it'd be like punching a kitten and I cannot bear it. Otherwise, as fucked up as you like if that's your thing! I imagine Laurentz/Burt was a raging filthfest, especially.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
Harry Hart/Merlin

Harry/Eggsy was my ship for so long but I've slowly become hooked on the idea of Harry/Merlin. There are so many different ways it could go - friends for thirty years and then suddenly, desperately MORE after V-Day? Were they recruits at the same time fighting for the Galahad position? Several decades of happy casual friends with benefits? Obsessively in love? Did they get to know each other with Merlin in Harry's earpiece talking him through missions before they ever met in person? I have a huge thing for voices, conversations not face to face, people being able to read meanings in the way each other breathes, etc, so the agent/handler thing is always delightful to me. Would love to read anything about them! If you want to write smut, bonus points for any kind of voyeurism/exhibitionism through those glasses. I'm slightly obsessed. (Also I'm hugely fond of bottom Harry but it's totally not necessary if you'd rather not - just mentioning it because it seems pretty rare, so if you're into it as well then the stars have aligned beautifully.)

The End of the Affair - Graham Greene
Maurice Bendrix/Henry Miles

This is one of my all time favourite books because BENDRIX. He's such a mess, he fascinates me. I always had some vague half-thoughts about how things might be between him and Henry after Sarah's death - Bendrix shattered and exhausted and hating everything, and poor old Henry trying to muddle through, finding an odd companionship together in their loneliness and grief. Not sure Bendrix would ever allow himself to be happy, he seems to thrive on being miserable, but maybe something changes. Maybe it doesn't. Break my heart if you want! Or just make them smile again.

(Go with the Neil Jordan film canon instead of the book if you'd rather. They're quite different, but I love both.)

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