2017-Feb-11, Saturday

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Hi there! My AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai, and let me assure you at the jump that optional details are optional.

I should also advise you up front that I am a Hellenic polytheist, ancestor worshipper, and animist, and I am really hoping to see, anywhere it might come up, respect for my religious beliefs. I admit to skewing my requests in favor of stories from my religious tradition. This hope is an optional detail, but I want to highlight the DNW of "Disrespect to my religious beliefs".

Likes: FEMSLASH. GEN. Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer people being awesome. People of minority religions (especially polytheists, ancestor worshippers, and animists) being awesome. Disabled people being awesome. Competence kink. Nonperfect people having nonperfect relationships (whether familial, platonic, romantic, or sexual) but all parties are good people trying to make the relationship work as best they know how. Ordinary people caught in extraordinary events. Worldbuilding! If you're leaning porny: bondage, body modification, endurance, nipple play (okay, really breast play, but [community profile] kink_wiki doesn't have a tag for that), sensation play, temperature play, impact play with the emphasis on play, toys toys toys, soft sensuous things, and writing.

Dislikes: Underage. Non-con. Anything that sets off my embarrassment squick—avoid public humiliation, for instance. Anything sexy involving eating or excreting (though if you want to write food porn in the sense of conveying what a tasty meal the characters are having, go to town). Disrespectful treatment of polytheism, ancestor worship, and/or animism. Disrespectful treatment of [insert marginalized group here]. Cross-generational sexual and/or romantic relationships, though if an involved character does not, in my head, have an age, then it won't bother me as long as all the involved characters are clearly adult. (Deities don't have ages. Just flat out don't. Or rather, since they can appear as any age they like... Does that make sense?)


Aschenputtel | Cinderella (Fairy Tale)

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. The standard European-fairytale setting is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. I'd really like some femslash, if you want to pull off a genderswapped Prince. I'm also particularly interested in the magical hazel tree on the mother's grave. What did the stepmother and stepsisters think of it?

The Fairest Thing - Sappho

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. Setting it in Sappho's time is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. (Coffee shop! Library! Etc.) I just want some femslash with philosophical/literary/mythological/religious musings on the nature of beauty.

The Girl Who Pretended To Be A Boy (The Violet Fairy Book - Andrew Lang)

I will be happy with nothing less than an explicitly trans-affirming story. That said, a straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. The standard European-fairytale setting is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. Fet-Fruners's father and sisters are not nominated characters, but if you can work them in—the father's clearly not aware that transness is a thing, because he's so upset that he has no sons, but what do the sisters think? I do have one specific prompt: the wedding of Fet-Fruners and Iliane.

Hymn to Aphrodite - Sappho

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. Setting it in Sappho's time is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. (Coffee shop! Library! Etc.) I just want some femslash with a touch of divine intervention to make it happen.

Hymn to Demeter - Homer

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. Setting it way back in the depths of Archaic Greek times is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. I prefer this story retold as consensual, bonus points if it's Persephone's idea, but this request is an explicit exception to my "non-con" DNW.

Medusa (Metamorphoses - Ovid)

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine. Setting it in Medusa's time is awesome; so is your favorite modern AU. I am interested in Neptune's interest in Medusa, what was going on in Medusa's head from beginning to end of the story, and Minerva's reactions and motivations—like, there's the canonical "rape in MY temple, violating MY space as well as the woman's body", but there's also, I've heard, that a gorgon face is apotropaic (that is, it turns away evil) precisely because of this story, and also that a gorgon face in ancient Greece marked women's shelters, precisely because of this story—because Minerva gave Medusa protection, not a curse. As you might have guessed, this request is an explicit exception to the "non-con" DNW.

The Wonderful Weaver - James Baldwin

A straightforward prose retelling will suit me fine, especially if it goes more into Arachne's psyche. Setting it in Arachne's time is awesome; so is a modern AU, but of course preserve the fiber art elements. The story of Arachne and Athena is one of my favorites and I just want more.

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