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Dear Ship Swap Author,

I'm still working on my letter. I hope to have it finished before Feb. 14, but if for some reason I don't, then feel free to write whatever you want.

Edit 9pm, 2/14: I'm still working on it. I hope to have everything finished later tonight, but in the meantime, here is what I have so far.


Some of my likes:
- happy endings
- bittersweet endings
- unavoidably tragic endings
- stories that give a good view of a character's thought process
- women who aren't afraid to ask for what they want in bed
- lovers who have fulfilling sexlives without sex being the sole basis for their relationship
- foreplay
- sex which occurs as a natural progression of the plot
- fading to black if the sex would disrupt the flow of the rest of the story
- cuddling, either between lovers or platonicly between close friends
- found families
- quiet domestic scenes
- wild action scenes
- banter
- humor
- horror
- scheming villains
- creative problem solving
- partnerships of equals (or at least something close)
- characters being at least as competent as they were in canon
- character growth
- people learning from their mistakes (and then sometimes going on to make completely different mistakes)
- people playing to their strengths and acknowledging their weaknesses (at least to themselves, unless that level of self-awareness would be OOC)
- people attempting to communicate with each other even if they don't always succeed
- good-natured verbal sparring/banter
- earned respect, with or without earned friendship
- rivals-to-friends story arcs
- a sense of place
- situations where what a person doesn't say is just as important as what they do say
- backstory
- missing scenes from canon
- post-canon adventures
- casefic
- slice of life stories
- canon-divergent AUs (AKA, stories exploring what would have happened if a character made a different decision at some point and changed everything that happened after)
- daemon AUs (AKA, everyone has a physical manifestation of their soul shaped like an animal which represents their personality)
- time travel
- monsters that aren't as bad as they seem
- monsters that are even worse than they seem
- genre-savvy characters
- genre-bending weirdness
- occasional moral ambiguity
- subverted tropes or clichés
- tropes or clichés played straight but lampshaded
- cracktastic premises played straight
- crossovers
- fictional characters interacting with historical figures
- characters dealing with the consequences of having been in situations which brought out aspects of their personalities, either positive or negative, which they had not previously realized they had
- storytelling and/or stories as either a theme or a plot point


Dislikes:
- porn without plot
- scat/watersports
- intentional sexual humiliation
- rape/non-con/dub-con portrayed in a positive light
- alpha/beta/omega dynamics
- 24/7 lifestyle D/s
- incest
- underage
- infidelity




Fandom: Z Nation (TV)

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Any Relationship (Nominated Relationships = Alvin Bernard Murphy/Mark Hammond, Roberta Warren/Cassandra, Roberta Warren/Charles Garnett, 10K/Cassandra)

Optional Details:
For Murphy/Hammond, they had such an interesting dynamic where Murphy was technically Hammond's prisoner but Hammond put Murphy's survival ahead of his own. I would love to see something set during the time between when Hammond goes back to rescue Murphy and when we next see the two of them drift up in the boat, maybe some hurt/comfort with Hammond trying to help Murphy recover from all the zombie bites. Alternatively, I would love to see a canon-divergent AU where Hammond survives and travels with the group instead of getting killed by the zombie baby, and how Hammond being in a relationship with Murphy might change subsequent events in the series.

With the other nominated relationships, for me it's all about the competence, kicking zombie ass and taking names while trying to carve out some time for the more tender side of human interactions. For Roberta/Charles, I'd love to see something about how they went from co-workers, to friends, to being in love. I also wouldn't mind a divergent AU where Charles didn't need to take a bullet for Murphy.

For Roberta/Cassandra or 10K/Cassandra, I really want to see something that deals with the events of the season finale and their aftermath, especially if it's at least partly from Cassandra's POV. How does the bite and everything that goes with it change her relationship with either 10K or Roberta? Feel free to handwave a solution for the nukes if you don't want to deal with them, because it's the human/zombie/hybrid issues that interest me most.




Fandom: The Musketeers (2014)

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu/de Tréville
Treville/d'Artagnan/Richelieu (Musketeers (2014))
Richelieu/Treville/Louis XIII (Musketeers (2014))
Porthos/Flea (Musketeers (2014))
Louis XIII of France/Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu (Musketeers (2014))
d'Artagnan/Constance Bonacieux/M. Bonacieux (Musketeers (2014))

Optional Details:
I'm a little behind on this one at the moment and have only seen up through the first few episodes of series two, but I should be all caught up by the time the archive goes live. I'm really hoping that Richelieu faked his death so he could go off and take care of some spy stuff he couldn't trust to anyone else, and even if he didn't, I wouldn't mind you incorporating it into a canon-divergent AU if we matched on a ship with him in it.

Richelieu/Treville - These two have such a history together that them ending up as frenemies with benefits doesn't seem like such a stretch of the imagination. Maybe they bond over the fact that no one else understands the pressures of command and advising the king. Even if they don't like each other, they both recognize and appreciate competence when they see it. Either backstory or something set during the show would be great.

Treville/d'Artagnan/Richelieu - Somehow Treville and Richelieu each figuratively trying to seduce d'Artagnan to their side becomes Treville and Richelieu each literally trying to seduce d'Artagnan to their side, which in turn somehow becomes a threesome, and none of them want to be the first one to call it quits. This would be equally great as crack or played straight.

Richelieu/Treville/Louis XIII - Pretty much the same as above, or maybe Louis wants to see how far Richelieu and Treville will go in their competition to win his favor, and a good time ends up being had by all.

Porthos/Flea - These two just seemed really adorable together. I'd be equally happy seeing them in their younger years or something after they have gotten back in touch and are both older and wiser and need to navigate the obstacles presented by their differing positions in society. (And I would love to see Flea become the new ruler of the Court of Miracles.)

Louis XIII/Richelieu - Louis depends on Richelieu for everything. Everything. As long it appears to be in the best interest of France, Richelieu is happy to oblige.

d'Artagnan/Constance Bonacieux/M. Bonacieux - This is one where I want to see the love triangle solved with a threesome. Maybe Constance tells her husband, "Don't think of it as losing your woman; think of it as gaining a boy," and then the three of them manage to negotiate something mutually satisfying (possibly with Constance introducing the guys to pegging followed by she and her husband spit-roasting d'Artagnan, just a thought). Or maybe d'Artagnan and Constance drag M. Bonacieux along on an adventure and he ends up enjoying it despite himself.




Fandom: Hell on Wheels (TV)

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Maggie Palmer/Louise Ellison
Elam Ferguson/Eva Toole
Eva Toole/Elam Ferguson/Gregory Toole
Cullen Bohannon/Naomi Hatch

Optional Details:
Maggie Palmer/Louise Ellison - I would love to see anything with these two as friends with benefits set during season three or four or with them in a fully comitted relationship post-season four. They could team up against Campbell in retaliation for him being an asshole, or they could just hang out and appreciate each other's company, maybe going on a picnic with Maggie showing off her sharpshooting skills or something.

Elam Ferguson/Eva Toole - I would love to see a story where Eva and Elam actually got a happy reunion in season four instead of what we got in canon. Or if you aren't in the mood to write a fix-it, anything with them being happy together set at any earlier point of canon would be great. Feel free to dial back or completely erase Eva's post partum depression if you want to go the full fluff route, or you could show Elam doing his best to try to help her feel better even if his efforts aren't wholly successful.

Eva Toole/Elam Ferguson/Gregory Toole - This is another love triangle that makes me really want to see fic where they solve it with a threesome, especially after that one scene where a drunk Mr. Toole runs into Elam in the street and for a moment it looks like he's about to start spewing horrible racist abuse like he would have back in season one but instead has this beautiful rant about how Elam shouldn't have abandoned Eva. Please give me an alternate universe where, instead of Toole killing himself, they manage to talk things out and end up in some kind of triad with Elam and Toole both working together to make Eva (and possibly each other) happy.

Cullen Bohannon/Naomi Hatch -




Fandom: Galavant (TV)

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Galavant/Princess Isabella Lucia Maria Elizabetta of Valencia/Sid
Richard/Gareth/Chef

Optional Details:
Galavant/Princess Isabella Lucia Maria Elizabetta of Valencia/Sid -

Richard/Gareth/Chef -




Fandom: Crossover Ships

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Richelieu (The Musketeers (TV))/Richelieu (The Three Musketeers (1993))
Porthos (The Musketeers (TV))/Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Peter Grant (Rivers of London)/Kath Collingswood (Kraken)
Mattie Ross (True Grit)/Will Evans (3:10 to Yuma (2007))
Applejack (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)/Comet (Adventures of Brisco County Jr.)
Granny Weatherwax (Discworld)/Steve Rogers (MCU)
Wednesday Addams (Addams Family (1991))/Ash Williams (Evil Dead)
Amanda Wickwire (Adventures of Brisco County Jr.)/Helena "H. G." Wells (Warehouse 13)

Optional Details:
Richelieu/Richelieu - This is another request where you could treat it as crack or play it straight and I would be equally happy either way. Who better to understand Cardinal Richelieu's stresses and frustrations than another Cardinal Richelieu? Does sleeping with your alternate universe counterpart still count as selfcest if he looks nothing like you? And what do you do when you discover that your counterpart's plans and goals might not be as similar to your own as you first thought? Feel free to throw in either or both sets of musketeers for added complications if you so desire.

Porthos/Buffy Summers - I don't care if you throw Buffy back in time, throw Porthos forward, or displace both of them so that they meet somewhere/when in the middle. I just feel like Buffy could really do with a guy who dedicates himself to a career of fighting the good fight but still retains his humanity (both literal and figurative), his sense of humor, and his love of life, while Porthos would probably adore having a girlfriend who would not only be willing to fight by his side but could also do way more damage than him without even breaking a sweat. Feel free to either include or ignore the French/English language barrier according to your preference.

Peter Grant/Kath Collingswood - Peter is the cop who stumbled into magic use, while Kath is the magic user who happened to end up as a cop. Together they're a study in contrasts and similarities. I would love to see them alternate between getting squeefully scientific about each other's magic techniques and clashing over their policing styles. Would Kath hate the fact that experience has left Peter immune to her glamour/knack for controlling people, or would she be relieved to know that he definitely got together with her of his own free will? Casefic would be awesome, but a thousand words of the two of them discussing ways to combine knacking with Newtonian magic would be just as good. Or they could go on a date followed by an exploration of magic as applied to an enjoyable sex life.

Mattie Ross/Will Evans - Both went on life-changing journeys involving the death of their fathers when they were fourteen, and I feel like Mattie's no nonsense practicality and Will's idealistic adventurousness and both of their high levels of determination would make for them being a great couple as adults (I don't recall exactly how the timelines match up, but I think it works out to Mattie being a few years older than Will but not a lot). Also, I think that once Will heard what Mattie went through then he would just think that she was generally awesome and would act accordingly, so any story that brings them together would be wonderful. Do they meet on their own, or are figures from either of their pasts involved? Are there more adventures to be had for the two of them, or is attempting to settle down and make a life together adventure enough?

Applejack/Comet - Does Comet love Applejack because she gives him green apples, or does he love green apples because they remind him of Applejack? How did they meet? When they're apart, do they write letters back and forth detailing their various adventures, and if so how are they delivered? How often do they get to see each other? What are their dates like? Does Comet visit Ponyville or does Applejack visit California (or wherever Comet happens to be in any given episode)? Does Applejack or any of the other ponies think it's weird that Comet spends so much time talking with humans? Does the Orb secretly function on the same principle as unicorn magic? Does Comet get cutie mark? I find the idea of Applejack/Comet to be adorable, but I'd rather not read any graphic sex scenes with them.

Granny Weatherwax/Steve Rogers - I don't even know where this pairing came from, but I saw it in the tag set and couldn't resist asking for it just to see what might happen. I'm not super keen on AUs where they both grew up on the same planet, but I would love to see Steve get transported to Discworld or Granny get transported to Earth. Either way, romance ensues! Go ahead and adjust the ages some if you want, but I would prefer if you didn't make Granny much younger than middleage, just because her long life experience is part of what makes the charaacter so interesting to me.

Wednesday Addams/Ash Williams -

Amanda Wickwire/Helena "H. G." Wells -




Fandom: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

Request Type: Fanfiction

Relationships:
Brisco County Jr/Dixie Cousins
Lord Bowler/Brisco County Jr
Lord Bowler/Lenore Raymond
Lord Bowler/Crystal Hawks
Ellie/Socrates Poole
Dixie Cousins/Big Smith/Pete Hutter
Pete Hutter/Aaron Viva

Optional Details:
Brisco County Jr/Dixie Cousins -

Lord Bowler/Brisco County Jr -

Lord Bowler/Lenore Raymond -

Lord Bowler/Crystal Hawks -

Ellie/Socrates Poole -

Dixie Cousins/Big Smith/Pete Hutter -

Pete Hutter/Aaron Viva -
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