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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".

I am explicitly welcoming crossovers between my requests.

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?)


Requests! )
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
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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Hi there! My AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai, and let me assure you at the jump that optional details are optional. If you had a story in mind when you offered these characters, go for it.

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. This is relevant to at least four of my six requests. This hope is an optional detail, but I want to highlight the DNW of "Disrespect to my religious beliefs". (As you might thus guess, I am not really looking for a Christmas story!)

Hey, you know what, what the hell. If you want to write me interactive fiction for Tarot or Neolithic Sites, that would be grand fun!

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. 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. (This last is probably only relevant, given these requests, with regards to Neolithic Sites. If that.)



Downhome Aphrodite - Seanan McGuire (Song)
canon link (that's a fanvid; pay no attention to the visuals, you're here for the music), lyrics, acquisition via CD Baby
Singer (Downhome Aphrodite); Downhome Aphrodite (Downhome Aphrodite)

FEMSLASHY LOVE STORY :)

If one or both of the characters are present-day Hellenic polytheists, that would rock. But if you are not up to that, don't worry about it: I will be very happy with any (f/f, please, though I don't particularly care whether cis, trans, or genderqueer f's there) story in which Singer falls fast and hard for Downhome Aphrodite and DA is kind of a cynic about the whole concept but finds herself falling slowly for Singer. And they both know Greek mythology inside out and backwards! (Though Venus and Vulcan are, of course, Roman.)

Or really anything that expands upon canon will be lovely.


Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire
acquisition via Amazon
Nancy Whitman; Kade Bronson; Sumi (Every Heart A Doorway)

This is an OR request, though if you want to write any two or three of the three having adventures set at the school in the interstices of canon I am certainly up for that. I want to see Nancy in the underworld. Kade in Prism. Sumi and her candy corn farmer! Elaborate on what canon has told us about the-character-of-your-choice's past in their Otherworld, and I will be overjoyed.


The Iliad - Homer
various translations on Project Gutenberg or acquire your favorite translation from your favorite bookstore
Helen of Troy (The Iliad)

You know, the whole apple deal and Paris choosing Aphrodite really screwed Helen over. Helen didn't consent to being the prize in this game!

Did Helen ever find herself missing Menelaus and Hermione and simply being Helen of Sparta instead of Helen of Troy? Perhaps Hecuba and Andromache were comforting company?

I'm also wondering by what standard Helen was the most beautiful woman in the world. (I'm a women's studies major. I have Opinions about beauty standards.) Did she ever think another woman (perhaps Hecuba or Andromache!) was more beautiful, at least in some respect, than she was herself?

What was Helen's religious life like during canon?

(I should maybe warn you I haven't read the Iliad in a long time, and I have consumed assorted things spinning off the Iliad a lot more recently, so what is in my head as canon may not be what's actually on the page as canon. Please try not to worry about this.)


Neolithic Sites of Southern England (Anthropomorphic)
Avebury on Wiki, Stonehenge on Wiki, Wayland's Smithy on Wiki, West Kennet Long Barrow on Wiki as starting points for research
no characters specifically requested. nominated characters: Avebury (Henge); Stonehenge (Henge); Waylands Smithy (Barrow); West Kennet Long Barrow (Barrow)

When you decided you might be able to write for this canon, you probably had a story in mind. Or at least the seed of one. Plant that seed. I am curious what sort of tree it will be.

(I am sorry I do not have any prompts. I promise I will be delighted by your story, however it plays out. It's just that I am intrigued by the intersection of these holy sites and the concept of anthropomorphic, but also a total newbie to anthropomorphic.)

(Also I have Spiral Dance's "Wayland's Steel" in my head. Probably next up on the mental jukebox, Kellianna's "Avebury", "Stonehenge", and "Sacred Stones of Stonehenge", and, for West Kennet Long Barrow, "Ancestor's Song", also by Kellianna, and Sharon Knight and T. Thorn Coyle's "Ancestor Chant", "Beyond the Gates", and "Prayer for the Dead". Spiral Dance lyrics, Kellianna lyrics, Knight and Coyle lyrics. Don't mind me, unless you want to use these as prompts.)


Tarot (Divination Cards)
Magician on learntarot.com, High Priestess on learntarot.com, Hierophant on learntarot.com, Strength on learntarot.com
Magician (Tarot Card); Hierophant (Tarot Card); High Priestess (Tarot Card); Strength (Tarot Card)

I am not sure whether you want to write these characters as consciously figures in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (or, you know, whatever deck you like, though for reasonably obvious reasons the RWS is the one it's most likely you and I both know) or as people who happen to embody the archetypes these cards represent. I will be delighted by either story.

My original thought on choosing this canon to nominate was Magician/High Priestess and Hierophant/Strength. (Minus lion!) In both cases, I want to see each of the pair learning to appreciate and rely on the strengths of the other of the pair. Perhaps the Magician learning that sometimes one must step back and ask what the Gods want, and the High Priestess learning that sometimes one must step forward and act according to one's own will. Perhaps the Hierophant learning that sometimes patience works better than command, and perhaps Strength learning that sometimes community has advantages over solitariness.

But I will be perfectly happy with gen of pretty much any description featuring these four, or with shippy fic pairing any of these characters with any other. (Or, hell, puppy pile!) I don't have that many prompts in me, I'm sorry to say. I hope however that when you decided you might be able to write for this canon, you had a story idea in mind. Write that!

I would prefer that all four characters be women: cis, trans, or genderqueer, I really don't care. I would also prefer that the context, especially if you're writing people-who-embody-these-archetypes, be polytheistic.


You Belong With Me - University of Rochester Yellowjackets (Music Video)
canon link
Glasses Guy (You Belong With Me); Jock Guy (You Belong With Me)

I would love to see some post-canon here. Like, in the video they're self-evidently college students; how do they maintain a relationship with the wildly different schedules college course offerings tend to impose on people with different majors and interests? What about after graduation? What do they do then?

I would also love to see some things before or in the scene cuts of canon. Feel free to bring in Jock's [ex-]girlfriend here: canon seems to summarize a lot of time passing and history-of-friendship in the space of a few minutes, and I'd love to see any detail of that elaborated on. Case in point: why are Glasses and Jock trading notes on sketchpads instead of, idk, texting?

And what would really rock my socks is something—meeting one of the above prompts or a straight-up canon retelling—starring Glasses Girl and Jock Girl. (Cis, trans, genderqueer, mix and match, I don't care.)

dear jukebox DJ

2016-Mar-29, Tuesday 16:59
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AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer characters being awesome. Disabled characters being awesome. Femslash. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

All prompts, except "Earthquake Weather" which is also fanart, are fanfic only.

Requests! )
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AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and genderqueer characters being awesome. Disabled characters being awesome. Femslash. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Please note that for all I'm happy to treat Hesiod and Ovid and Sappho and all those many bodies of work as just another several canons to fanfic, I am a Hellenic polytheist, and respecting my gods while writing about them is essential.

And on to the requests! )
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AO3 name is [personal profile] AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Please do not take the word count of any request below as indicative of what fandom I like best. I will be happy with any of these fandoms—else I wouldn't have requested that fandom—and optional details are optional: mind the dislikes, please, but otherwise I'll be happy with anything you're happy writing.

Specifics:

Edally Academy - Lyn Thorne-Alder
Enerenarie (Edally Academy), Saydrie (Edally Academy), Tairiekie (Edally Academy)

Where you can find this canon: edallyacademy.com

These three characters come from such different worlds and, confined to the Academy as canon has been so far, we hardly get to see any of that except in the trying to make it work as a team. I would love to see more of the trying to make it work as a team, and I would also love to see a story outside the Academy setting where one of the three takes the other two home with them and we get to see their home culture.

House of Stone and Light - Dartmouth Decibelles (Song)
No characters nominated

Where you can find this canon: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify

I feel like there's potential for two powerful stories here. Flip sides of a coin, really. One is an American woman going to Tibet to find herself or healing or something, or perhaps literally her soul (I must go there to find my soul yeah), and one is a Tibetan woman who Does Not Appreciate the Western tourism appropriation no-work-all-results gimme-gimme-gimme deal.

Time Travel Girl - Seanan McGuire (Song)
No characters nominated

Where you can find this canon: CDBaby

I wasn't the only one who thought about Chibiusa from Sailormoon when first hearing this song, was I? Show me the relationship between the time-travel girl and her parents, be it before, during, or after the time-travel incident. Or how the relationship between the girl's parents is affected by the girl's presence. I'm inclined to the belief that the girl's mom is a mad scientist here, and the girl's dad is one of the mom's minions, but the lyrics don't quite support that interpretation. I'm also interested in how the girl plans to take over the world with her parents' support.

Hellenistic Religion & Lore
Αθήνα | Athena

Where you can find this canon: many places (Hesiod, Homer, the Orphic Hymns, just to name a few) but theoi.com is a good starting point

I'm interested in modern interpretations. What if Athena's a trans woman—how does that affect the whole "Gaia prophesied that Zeus's first son by Metis would overthrow Zeus" storyline? What if she's a cis queer woman—does her vow of virginity apply only to heterocis sex (that is, sex possible-to-liable to result in pregnancy), or did she swear off sex entirely to get her folks to stop harassing her ace self about the subject? Maybe she's taking a year off the whole deity thing to work in a coffee shop or library or feminist activist nonprofit. Maybe she's chosen an oracle or spiritual leader or some such thing (this would of necessity be an original-to-you character) and the story is how your OC negotiates being this chosen person while dealing with the (generally hostile) world around her (or singular-or-plural them, or him if you insist).

Please note that for all I'm happy to treat Hesiod and Homer and all that body of work as just another canon to fanfic, I am a Hellenic polytheist, and respecting my gods while writing about them is essential.

dear jukebox DJ

2015-Apr-10, Friday 12:43
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My AO3 name is [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki, though please gift the gift to my pseud AlexSeanchai. I am requesting fanfiction for all of my requests, with the alternate possibility of art for "Q.U.E.E.N.", "How Much Salt", and "Shee An Gannon".

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Specifics:

Abraham's Daughter — Arcade Fire
Just as he saw her
raised for the slaughter
Abraham's daughter raised her bow
"How darest you, child, defy your father?"
"You'd better let young Isaac go!"


The Akedah—however one interprets it—was pivotal in the development of the Abrahamic religions. How did that development change given that Abraham's nameless daughter (ffs what did her mother call her? what did she call herself?) intervened? Come to that, is the daughter Rule 63 Ishmael or is Ishmael a sibling of hers, and if the latter, who is her mother, Hagar or Sarah?

House of Stone and Light — Dartmouth Decibelles
Holy lady
Show me my soul
Tell me of that place
Where I must surely go
Old man waiting
At the gates for me
Give me the wisdom
Give me the key


I feel like there's potential for two powerful stories here. Flip sides of a coin, really. One is an American woman going to Tibet to find herself or healing or something, or perhaps literally her soul (I must go there to find my soul yeah), and one is a Tibetan woman who Does Not Appreciate the Western tourism appropriation no-work-all-results gimme-gimme-gimme deal.

Q.U.E.E.N. — Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
March to the streets 'cuz I'm willing and I'm able
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you're selling dope, we're gonna keep selling hope
We rising up now, you gotta deal you gotta cope
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?


TIME-TRAVELING REBELS. "Project Q.U.E.E.N., a musical weapons program of the twenty-first century". Tell me more about that. Feel free to bring in the rest of Monáe's body of work as background information. And I'm pretty sure Monáe's character in here is queer: Say is it weird to like the way she wear her tights?

How Much Salt — Seanan McGuire
How much salt to bind a man? Tell me, Mama, tell me
How much sea and how much land? Tell me, Mama, tell me
How much water, how much sand, how much salt to bind a man,
Bring him here at my command, tell me, Mama, tell me


This girl—a mermaid, I presume—has the strangest idea of mother-daughter bonding. And the mother has clearly already been through the same sort of thing that the daughter is wishing to do. Show me either of those stories, or how both stories twine together. (Consent issues ahoy! Step careful, though—dubious consent is okay, lack of consent is not.)

Fire in the Head — Sharon Knight
To win the kiss of the gifted ones
We risk our lives on the mountain front
There's some wake mad, and some wake dead
And some will rise with a fire in their head


There is never enough Cadair Idris legend.

Shee An Gannon — The CRAIC
Without a word myself I turned
The druids' land progressed
To seek the sword of purest light
And find the cloak of darkness
The stone of strength I sought as well
For strength I'll need for fighting
With these three I rode to the sea
I am the Shee An Gannon!
Hey!


This song sounds like a blend of the Shee An Gannon story from Joseph Jacobs and the Perseus and Andromeda story, with a good strong drum rhythm behind it. I want more of the story. What did the princess think of all this?
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AO3 name is [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki but please gift the fic to the AlexSeanchai pseud (I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make the DW code behave re AO3 pseuds).

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that. (For purposes related to this request, deities stop having an age once they hit maturity.)



Specifics:

Metis | Theogony - Hesiod (Hellenistic Religion and Folklore)

So. What woulda happened if Metis's son by Zeus had actually been born? How would Athena have played into it—and whose side would Metis have taken, her son's or her lover's?


The Girl Who Pretended to Be a Boy (Fairy Tale)

I'm basically looking for a rewrite of this story where the trans-male-ness of the title character is acknowledged throughout, except perhaps by his father. Feel free to elaborate on any parts you particularly like or to play with the setting. (For some reason the words 'coffeeshop AU' are in my head but I dunno how that would work.)


Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne | East of the Sun and West of the Moon

So where's the leading lady's consent to all this? How would it have played out if the bear-prince had been honest with her from the jump?


La Belle et la Bête | Beauty and the Beast

ALL THE AUS.

You know, I hardly ever get to see the sisters' PoV of Beauty's absence?


The Story of Yuki-Onna - Lafcadio Hearn (Fairy Tale)

Why, having once meant to kill Minokichi, did Yuki-onna disguise herself to marry him? Why, on hearing him tell about meeting her at eighteen, did she flee instead of killing him like she'd said she would? What was their home life like?


Schneeweisschen und Rosenrot | Snow-white and Rose-red (Fairy Tale)

ALL THE AUS. This story hardly ever gets AUed!


The Nahua Creation Myth (Aztec Religion)

What did Xochiquetzal think about being kidnapped by Tezcatlipoca (yes I realize not nommed), what did she think about Tlaloc's fury afterwards, and what especially did she think of Quetzalcoatl's means of resolving things?


Hymn to Aphrodite - Sappho

Coffeeshop AU? Library AU? Straightforward telling of the events surrounding the writing of the hymn? *hopeful face*

yuletide!

2014-Oct-19, Sunday 12:14
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AO3 name is [archiveofourown.org profile] EllieMurasaki but please gift the fic to the AlexSeanchai pseud (I cannot for the life of me figure out how to make the DW code behave re AO3 pseuds).

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Queer people being awesome. Trans and nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that. (For purposes related to this request, fae stop having an age once they hit maturity.)

Please do not take the word count of any request below as indicative of what fandom I like best. I will be happy with any of these fandoms—else I wouldn't have requested that fandom—and optional details are optional: mind the dislikes, please, but otherwise I'll be happy with anything you're happy writing.

Specifics:

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal
Chiba Mamoru | Tuxedo Kamen, Tsukino Usagi | Sailor Moon

Where you can find this canon: hulu.com or (I'm given to understand) Crunchyroll or somewhere else I forget. It is (as of 25 Oct 2014) eight twenty-minute episodes long, with new episodes alternate Saturdays.

Canon seems to like the 'he kisses her while she's unconscious' thing; this falls under 'non-con'. Though if you want to write a story where Usagi finds out about that and has a fit, that would be excellent. I'm also up for sweet fluffy romance; up to you whether it's set in the Moon Kingdom or in modern Japan.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Live Action TV)
Aino Minako | Sailor Venus, Hino Rei | Sailor Mars, Kino Makoto | Sailor Jupiter, Mizuno Ami | Sailor Mercury

Where you can find this canon: I. um. ahem. It's lengthy. If you're pinch-hitting my request and need to review canon quickly, this is probably not the canon for you.

Teamfic! Or pick one of my character choices and explore how she changes over the course of the series. Or pick your favorite two and femslash the hell out of them.

Effluent Engine - N. K. Jemisin
Eugenie Rillieux, Jessaline Dumonde

Where you can find this canon: nkjemisin.com. It is about eleven thousand words long.

QUEER BROWN LADIES STEAMPUNK. And how, in Jemisin's alternate history, it kept Haiti free! And how it will, in the years immediately post-story, continue to keep Haiti free!

Killdeer - Anne B. Walsh
Duskdance, Elspeth Kolesar, Nightsinger, Suncrest | Kenneth Xiao

Where you can find this canon: Smashwords. Novel, short-story sequel, short-story sequel 2. The novel is about eighty-seven thousand words long; I don't have count on the short stories but the total length of canon is probably about 100K.

Found family and musical performance and cultural differences and and and and!

October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire
Amandine (Toby Daye), April O'Leary, Arden Windermere, Bridget Ames, Chelsea Ames, Dianda Lorden, Etienne (Toby Daye), Gillian Daye Marks, January O'Leary, Jasmine "Jazz" Patel, Karen Brown, Lily (Toby Daye), Li Qin Zhou, The Luidaeg (Toby Daye), May Daye, Quentin (Toby Daye), Raj (Toby Daye), Simon Torquill, Sylvester Torquill, Toby Daye, Tybalt (Toby Daye)

Where you can find this canon: Any reputable online bookseller. There are eight books and five shorter stories (six once Shattered Shields comes out) in the canon. I'm not sure whether this flash fic is canon, but McGuire wrote it so here it is. If you're pinch-hitting my request and need to review canon quickly, this is probably not the canon for you.

I requested Any Character. Please do not try to cram all these characters into one fic, unless you're writing a novel-length. I would adore a novel-length fanfic but I'm not going to insist you write one. I'm also not looking for any particular fic; I have included prompts for every character, but if I haven't hit on the combination you offered, feel free to come up with your own idea. I'd rather something cheerful and fluffy, but I like the tone of canon too, and canon is rarely either cheerful or fluffy.

Something showing echoes from Amandine to Toby (and May? and August? I realize August was not nommed) to Gillian would be excellent. So would something exploring the relationships between January and Li Qin and April, possibly with a side of Sylvester. Or something where Gillian meets the Luidaeg. Or May/Jazz and the whole thing where they're both death omens. Or Bridget and Chelsea and Etienne learning to be a family. Or Quentin and/or Raj making trouble for Toby, Tybalt, and/or Sylvester. Or Quentin and Raj getting to be friends with Chelsea. Or an AU where Gillian and Chelsea are besties and/or a couple. Or Amandine/Simon and what they loved about each other, and if you want to bring Sylvester and/or August Torquill in that'd be excellent. (I realize August was not nommed.) Or Arden being so much better a Queen than her predecessor, and how frightening that is. Or Dianda asking something of the Luidaeg, perhaps relating to Dianda's Roane or Selkie subjects. Or how Lily knew Amandine. Or Karen exploring her powers (possibly with a side of accidentally getting into Gillian's dreams and confusing poor Gillian to death). Or Toby and Tybalt getting married and subsequent sexytimes, or Toby and Tybalt pointing out hot guys to each other in a "if I didn't have you, I would totally fantasize about him" fashion. Or, if you think the math works (fae reproduction being famously difficult), Toby and Tybalt and baby, possibly with a side of Gillian.

Stars Fall Home (album) - Seanan McGuire
Earthquake Weather (song), Follow Me Down (song), In This Sea (song)

Where you can find this canon: McGuire's site has lyrics and a link to CDBaby. As far as I can tell none of the three songs are on YouTube.

This is an OR request.

Be advised that if you're writing "In This Sea" you probably want to be familiar with the October Daye books, because 'Liz' in the song is apparently Elizabeth from One Salt Sea and "In Sea-Salt Tears". If you've read those you can probably guess the singer's identity (hint: she's nominated under October Daye Series, and I point you at my prompts for her above), and if not I won't spoil you.

"Earthquake Weather" is a song about stories. I don't know a lot of the stories McGuire's referencing. Tell me those stories, or tell me new versions of those stories. Or write a story about authors (or songwriters or storytellers) and "guard your eggshell heart" and reference the rest of the lyrics here and there and I'll be happy.

"Follow Me Down" seems to me to be a song about destiny and vicious cycles. Break the cycle. Show the consequences of the breaking but also what's gained by the freedom.
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My AO3 name is AlexSeanchai; you will find it in the dropdown followed by the parenthetical (EllieMurasaki).

First, the standard bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Nonbinary characters being awesome. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that. (For purposes related to this request, fae stop having an age once they hit maturity.)

Have fun!

Specifics:

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (Anime)

Aino Minako/Hino Rei
Aino Minako/Tsukino Usagi
Aino Minako/Kino Makoto
Chibiusa/Tomoe Hotaru
Kaiou Michiru/Tenoh Haruka
Kino Makoto/Mizuno Ami
Fanart
Fanfiction

I'll be honest here: I haven't watched this series in a long time, excepting the episodes going up on Hulu, and I'm behind on them. I haven't even gotten reacquainted with Makoto. So I honestly don't know what I want here. But I remember loving all these characters. Whichever pairing we matched on, write or draw (as applicable) this fanwork for yourself, and I'm sure I'll love it. Just, uh, if sexytimes happen, everybody involved is at least sixteen, mmkay?

Sailor Moon Crystal (Anime)

Sakurada Haruna/Tsukino Ikuko (Crystal)
Osaka Naru/Tsukino Usagi (Crystal)
Mizuno Ami/Tsukino Usagi (Crystal)
Hino Rei/Tsukino Usagi (Crystal)
Hino Rei/Mizuno Ami (Crystal)
Fanart
Fanfiction

I love this show to bits. I'm intrigued by all the possibilities here: Haruna and Ikuko conspiring over Usagi's grades, or exploring a mutual interest. Naru and Usagi being best friends with benefits, or discovering that friendship is here a prelude to romance. Ami and Usagi discovering a mutual interest, or studying and/or "studying" together. Rei and Usagi keeping each other entertained, or fight-fight-kiss. Rei and Ami bonding over something neither expected, or practicing their powers. Just, if sexytimes happen, everybody involved is at least sixteen, okay?

Community (TV)

Annie Edison/Britta Perry
Fanfiction

I'm fascinated by the prospect of any religious or feminist-slash-social-justice-related debate between these two. Also by the prospect of porn.

October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire

May Daye/Jasmine "Jazz" Patel
January O'Leary/Li Qin Zhou
Fanfiction

I want to see Jan and Li Qin being happy together. Note that April is very important to Jan (and, for all Li Qin didn't rate a mention in A Local Habitation, to Li Qin), so if the story takes place after Jan meets April, April needs at least to be acknowledged, if not to have an active role in the story (depends what genre you're writing, really). I also want to see May and Jazz hanging out together, or taking on a situation that isn't quite bad enough to involve Toby. As I write this I haven't read A Winter Long, but I will have done by reveals time, so no fear of spoiling me if you incorporate information from that book.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Katara/Yue (Avatar)
Katara/Suki (Avatar)
Katara/Toph Bei Fong
Mai/Ty Lee (Avatar)
Suki/Yue (Avatar)
Fanart
Fanfiction

In my head, all of these (except Mai/Ty Lee) are less prompts for that pairing and more prompts for the AU that would make that pairing possible. What if Suki came with the Gaang when she first met them instead of staying on Kyoshi Island a while longer? What if Yue lived? What if, what if, what if? As for Mai/Ty Lee, that one seems to slide right into canon, just beyond Azula's watchful eye. But it could also be the AU where they came with the Gaang after beating Azula at the Boiling Rock. And again, if sexytimes happen, everybody involved is at least sixteen, okay?

Original Work

Angel/Demon
Mermaid/Ship Captain
Princess/Witch's Daughter
Shieldmaiden/Princess
Queen/Knight
Huntress/Demon
Fanart
Fanfiction

Seems to me that the pairing constitutes the prompt here. (If you go with Queen/Knight, I would prefer the relationship be one that existed before the Queen ascended to a position of authority over the Knight. Seems there'd be some power imbalance issues if anything else were the case.)
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My AO3 name is EllieMurasaki, though if you can, gift the fic to my pseud AlexSeanchai.

First, a bit about what I like: Ladies being awesome. Bechdel passing. People of color being awesome. Nonbinary characters being awesome. Femslash, het, slash, poly, gen. Porn, pornless shippy fic, gen. (Obviously I am not asking you to provide all my likes at once.) 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. And if you're leaning porny but not sure who to lean porny with, I like femslash best.

Things I dislike: Underage. Non-con. 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 [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. I can't really explain any better than that; this makes about as much sense to me as it does to you. Sorry about that.

Specifics:

Abraham's Daughter - Arcade Fire (Song)

"Just as he saw her, raised for the slaughter, Abraham's daughter raised her bow. 'How darest you, child, defy your father?' 'You'd better let young Isaac go!'"

The Akedah—however one interprets it—was pivotal in the development of the Abrahamic religions. How did that development change given that Abraham's nameless daughter (ffs what did her mother call her? what did she call herself?) intervened? Come to that, is the daughter Rule 63 Ishmael or is Ishmael a sibling of hers, and if the latter, who is her mother, Hagar or Sarah?

Downhome Aphrodite - Seanan McGuire (Song)

"She was a down-home Aphrodite with the starlight in her hair
And the minute that I saw her, lord, I knew it wasn’t fair
And I said 'Darling...can I worship at your shrine?
Because I need your style, I need your grace,
I need to touch a holy place
I need to see a chance for me to make you mine.'"

Note that the singer is female. This is a lesbian love song and I do not want you to change that. Ms. Downhome Aphrodite, judging by the litany of goddesses she resembles in one aspect or another (though really, Artemis is the woods goddess, not Athena), is a complex character, and I want to see that complexity in both Ms. Aphrodite and the singer. I think the song has a modern-day setting, but I want the Greek and Roman deities to be a presence in the story—maybe it's set in ancient Greece, maybe it's a world not unlike Percy Jackson's, maybe Ms. Aphrodite and the singer are students of ancient Greek culture. I also want to see reference to Sappho.

Fire in the Head - Sharon Knight (Song)

"To win the kiss of the gifted ones
We risk our lives on the mountain front
There’s some wake mad, and some wake dead
And some will rise with a fire in their head"

Pertinent background information. Tell me about one of the poets who risks everything to become, at least in her own eyes, a real poet.

Shee An Gannon - The CRAIC (Song)

"Without a word myself I turned
The druids' land progressed
To seek the sword of purest light
And find the cloak of darkness
The stone of strength I sought as well
For strength I'll need for fighting
With these three I rode to the sea
I am the Shee An Gannon!
Hey!"

This song sounds like a blend of the Shee An Gannon story from Joseph Jacobs and the Perseus and Andromeda story, with a good strong drum rhythm behind it. I want more of the story. What did the princess think of all this?

Snow White Red Road - Cheshire Moon (Song)

"Can it be a princess when she’s living?
Can it be a queen when she’s dead?
But in between she’s just a girl
There’s no such thing as just a girl"

This song is such a fascinating exploration of Snow White, who's clearly as much of a witch as her (step?)mother. Show me more of that.

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

"I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
'Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!'"

What happened in this king's reign? How did he go from ruler of a kingdom (if not an empire!) to sweeping the streets? And, hey, look at the title. 'Live the life'. That's pertinent somehow, right? :)

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