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Sep. 17th, 2016 03:22 pm
deep_dark_waters: (Vincent Price)
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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 - I will honestly love any combination of fandoms and characters even if they're not mentioned. Any rating, any gender pairing if you want to do romance/smut (and if you do, my yes list from the last Smut Swap tagset is here if that's helpful).

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; huge scale destruction; that creeping sense of dread horror rather than torture porn horror; ridiculous things played completely straight for comedy purposes; kissing.

Art: I don't request art very often so not really sure what's helpful! All I can think of to say in addition to the fic loves section is I really like details of things like hair, fabric, architecture, anything patterned - but if none of that works for you then please just do whatever you're inspired to do and I will love it, guaranteed. I'm endlessly fascinated by the different ways artists interpret the same words.

Please no: noncon or anything to do with hanging.

Requesting both trick and treat for all of these, whatever suits you best.

Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula, Brides of Dracula
Fic or art

Trick or treat, depending on perspective:

Brides of Dracula and Count Dracula. No limits here for me. As bloody and violent as you like. Killing and feeding? Go for it! Demonic mind games? YES. Backstory about the sisters' relationship with Dracula and/or who they were while they were alive? PLEASE! How do they all interact when it's just the sisters and Dracula without Jonathan there? I love them in all the film adaptations too but they're always a bit generic soft-porn instead of horror: what I really like with Stoker type vampires is when they're beautiful and bewitching but also properly terrifying on a deep, inhuman, uncanny valley type level. I'm not really sure what I'm asking for but I'm excited to see anything you want to create for them!

The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
Narrator, Martians
Fic or art

The only characters I nominated are the Narrator and the Martians, but feel free to create something about any of the others if you like (the Elphinstowes, the narrator's brother, the Curate?). Or a crossover with any character you like from around the same time.

Science fiction set centuries in the future is brilliant - all that shiny technology, swoon - but picture this instead: You've never seen a moving picture. The countryside you live in doesn't have pylons and motorways. The most exciting technological innovation you've ever seen is the newfangled brake on your bicycle. Then BOOM! CHAOS! SPACESHIPS FALLING OUT OF THE SKY! ALIENS WANDERING ROUND ENGLAND IN HUGE SPINDLY THREE-LEGGED MACHINES! MASS DESTRUCTION! How do you run for your life when you're wearing a corset and can't breathe and have never seen any Spielberg films? When you're sitting there crushed under a stampede of strangers in your top hat and watch chain you probably die too quickly to wonder whether imperial Britain being invaded and wrecked by strangers from far away is a sort of poetic justice. I don't have any solid prompts in mind, but anything about how the world goes on after the attacks would be especially awesome - does the Martian war fuck us up for good? Or does it bring about a huge change in people's feelings about colonisation etc?

Art-specific prompt which might work better visually than in writing: I can't count the number of terrible apocalypse films I've watched way more times than they deserve to get my weird fill of mass destruction aesthetics. Anything along the lines of wrecked cities, smashed buildings, collapsed Martian tripods lying in rubble, etc, would be p e r f e c t.

Omar Rayyan - Works
Contessa With Squid, The Socialite, Bullfinch, Mists of Oolong, Man with Gold Earring, Troubadour Tuning His Tuna

(Larger images on the artist's page if you click the character names.)

I got an amazing fic a few Yuletides back for this artist, but I'm greedy for more and I'm nominating some of the other characters this time. I'm so fascinated by these portraits and what that world/society must be like. Please tell me more! Who are these people?! They must be fairly important to have had their portraits painted, so what do they do? How do they influence the people around them? Are they liked or despised? (Troubadour Tuning His Tuna is kind of the odd one out because it's more of an illustration than a formal looking portrait, but he's so ridiculously charming (and just plain ridiculous) that I had to include him too.) Or tell me about the portrait painter - their life and goals and likes and dislikes? What do they learn from having these possibly important people sit for them? What do the characters do in their leisure time when they're not painting or being painted? You could run with this one forever, there's so much potential for storytelling and character studies (check out the rest of his work, I'd be more than happy to see any of the other characters as well as or instead of these if someone else appeals to you more). Any gender and any rating is fine if you want to write romance, and I suppose any species as well if it's relevant? Please have fun with this one, I'd love to read about these people!

Kingsman (Movies)
Harry Hart, Merlin, Roxy Morton, Eggsy Unwin

I'm obsessed with these people. I'll take any combination of them in any scenario EXCEPT (please) permanently dead Harry.

Tricks: What if they bring him back to life through some kind of supernatural means? Spells or bargains or marching into the underworld to punch the devil in the face and drag Harry home. How about Kingsman taking on X Files or Torchwood or Supernatural type cases instead of their usual stuff? Roxy fighting aliens the way Harry took down the people in the church. Eggsy loading his gun with salt and facing down Valentine and Gazelle's ghosts. Or Merlin trying to run all their horrifying missions while Sadako is crawling out of his monitors. Or more in line with canon: cleaning up the world after V-Day. Eggsy and Roxy still learning on the job, Merlin exhausted trying to run the place on a skeleton crew if they lost a lot of staff, Harry recovering from the gunshot. What changes for them all and what stays the same?

Treats: I'm not fussy about ships if you want to do romance, I like everything, so go with any combination you prefer. I'm very very fond of bottom Harry no matter who he's with, but it's not going to ruin my life if he's not - just mentioning it cos it's relatively rare, so if you're a fan too then yes please! Massive competence kink: show me Harry getting better and learning to fight again, or Roxy effortlessly beating one (or more) of the guys when they're sparring, or any kind of weapons kink or clothing kink.
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