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Aug. 29th, 2016 01:09 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 the couple of DNWs mentioned below. If you've got something in mind already then do it your way! These are just suggestions. Any rating is fine.

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.

Please no: noncon, or anything to do with judicial execution or hanging of any kind (other kinds of death/murder are fine).


Ballet Shoes - Noel Streatfeild
Pauline Fossil/Original Female Character(s)
Petrova Fossil/Original Female Character(s)
Posy Fossil/Original Female Character(s)

I really love the thought of these three sisters who grew up so close going off into the world separately to tackle these extremely different, difficult, fascinating careers (Hollywood actress, pilot, ballerina). Things must have been so different for them all in 1930s/1940s California, London, and Czechoslovakia (then California) with the effects of the war. I'd love to see how Pauline or Posy get on with being so far away from home, or how Petrova feels about being the one left behind to live with a man she doesn't know. Who are the people they make friends with? Is there an older actress/pilot/dancer looking out for the new girl, and that turns to more? Or somebody working a different part of the same industry - Pauline making friends with a screenwriter or the girl her age who runs errands for the director on set? Petrova's flight instructor, or another woman mechanic at the aerodrome? Manoff's costume designer who spends all the rehearsals sketching Posy and planning beautiful things for her to wear on stage after the company flees to America? Focus on only one of the sisters (whoever you like best - I'd love to read about any of them), or two or all three, whatever you prefer. For Pauline especially a RPS crossover could really work if you're into that idea... I've just imagined Pauline/Katharine Hepburn and almost gave myself a nosebleed. Or Judy Garland, or anyone! (Prefer no sex for any characters under 16, but teen romance is more than ok.)

Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Susan Pevensie/Original Female Character(s)
Lucy Pevensie/Original Female Character(s)
Original Female Character/Original Female Character

I'm requesting OFC/OFC because I'm always curious about the everyday life and society rules etc in fantasy worlds. It would be great to see something about parts of Narnia we don't get to see much of, like the sort of behind-the-scenes stuff while all the Pevensies adventuring happens - servants in one of the royal palaces? Any female sailors or soldiers? What about centaurs, nymphs, fauns, mermaids, stars? Is Narnian society accepting of same-sex relationships, and/or relationships between eg a faun and a human? Does it vary depending on location and species? Basically I'd love to read anything about Narnia as a country and society, good or bad, and how a f/f couple of whatever sort you like fits in with (or stands out from) the world.

Similarly with Lucy/OFC or Susan/OFC, there's so much potential for saying a great deal about Narnian society just from the way they interact with other people. Do the queens have lovers, openly or secretly? Euphemistic "special friends"? Relationships for diplomatic or spying purposes? If they're allowed to be open about same-sex relationships in Narnia, how difficult is it to adapt to being schoolgirls in 1940s England again?

Crossovers - Fandom
Victoria Winslow (RED)/Female M (James Bond)
Victoria Winslow (RED)/Roxy Morton (Kingsman)
Matilda Wormwood (Matilda)/Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Victoria/M: Any rating, any setting, any point throughout their careers, I just want competent brilliant MI6 women with bonus kissing. Have they known each other the whole time? It's plausible that Olivia started working there in the mid-50s and Victoria in the mid-60s going by the actors' ages - is that what happened, or did they start later? What was it like for them back then? Were they friends immediately? Enemies to lovers, or enemies to friends to lovers? Victoria became a spy before Olivia became M - what was their relationship like then, and what changed when Olivia became Victoria's boss? Did she have anything to do with the orders to shoot Ivan?

Victoria/Roxy: I looooove huge age difference pairings and would sell my soul for a sort of Harry/Eggsy dynamic, only with women. And slightly less of the puppy dog eyes and bickering. Handwave some reason for Roxy and Victoria to work together - I can't stop thinking about how great they'd be. Smash my hardcore competence kink: fight scenes; Victoria teaching Roxy some tricks, or Roxy teaching Victoria some tricks; one of them saves the other's life by being in the right place at the right time when a job goes wrong. Bonding in a bar late at night about being exceptional women in a job that's still dominated by not always exceptional men, with more and more innuendo and flirty eyes over the top of wine glasses as the bottles empty. I love the idea of Victoria, this gorgeous clever sixty-something woman who fights like she's been born to it and takes no shit from the guys, as Roxy's mentor/hero/friend/goals, then more.

Matilda/Hermione: I can't get over the idea of a sort of AU where they're childhood friends who meet in the big kids' section of the library and later both discover they can move things with their minds, but I've never been able to figure out what happens next so thought I'd request it here in case anyone else can run with it. Does Matilda end up going to Hogwarts with Hermione in this world? Or does Hogwarts not exist and Hermione's powers come from the same place as Matilda's, with their incredible intelligence not being pushed hard enough? Either way, how are their adventures changed by having a friend so similar to them to help out? Or what happens if Hermione's powers are witch magic so she gets to go to Hogwarts, but Matilda's are some kind of scientific telekinesis so she's left in muggle school? What changes between them? When Matilda's given harder work to do and loses her powers while Hermione works and works with her powers just getting stronger, does that cause tension in their relationship, or is Matilda happy to be a fifteen year old with a PhD and a magical girlfriend?

Rose Under Fire - Elizabeth Wein
Róża Czajkowska/Rose Justice
Rose Justice/Irina Korsakova
Róża Czajkowska/Irina Korsakova

I would really really rather not have any kind of concentration camp relationship, it's just not a setting I ever want to read romance in. Instead, please tell me more about any of these women after the war. I love the development of Irina and Różyczka's friendship. I love Rose's poetry. I love the friction and friendship between Rose and Róża when they meet again for the trials. I love Irina and Rose's passion for flying. What hooked me so much on these characters was their spirit and courage and dark humour and the way they depend on and fight for each other, so I would love to see something with that same kind of hopeful mood despite everything and not just outright angst. Or it would be great to see them not just directly after the war and dealing with the immediate aftermath, but ten or thirty or fifty years in the future, or at any point in between. Where does the end of the story in the book lead? Are they happy?

The Traitor - Martha Wainwright (Song)
Narrator (The Traitor)/Lover (The Traitor)

the judges said you missed it by a fraction
rise up and brace your troops for the attack
the dreamers ride against the men of action
see the men of action falling back

but I lingered on her thigh a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
my falsity had stung me like a hornet
the poison sank and it paralysed my will

I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
that they had been deserted from above
so on the battlefields from here to Barcelona
I'm listed with the enemies of love

Time to stick my perennial Jukebox request into other exchanges and see if I have any better luck :P I'm not sure exactly how to make a request for fic about this song, I can't really pinpoint anything specific I want to read. It's more about the mood of it, melancholy and regret and resignation. I love all the battle/judging/traitor metaphors for love gone wrong, and I feel like this could work really well as historical and/or war fic if that's what you're into. Actual RL warrior women from history, or a sort of alternate history where women were allowed to fight alongside men, or some epic sprawling fantasy world, anything, I just can't get rid of the idea of a hardened soldier and her sweetheart and all the things that could go wrong. (Leonard Cohen's song but my favourite cover.)
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