First, thanks so much! I really appreciate you writing for me and I hope that you find something that inspires or interests you. Despite the character-centric match up, the fact is, I’m pretty agnostic as to characters. Whatever we've been matched on, don't worry because I like just about anything and what I don't like has to do with tone and characterization, not particular characters.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave an anon request. GAH, I tried to make this short and it keeps getting longer!
What I love (totally optional):
- UST; witty banter and snark; politics, finance, history or military strategy; World War 2; worldbuilding; gap-filling; culture clash**; natural history, healthy, normal, romantic relationship between consenting adults; someone being extraordinarily clever and getting out of a jam; anything sly, wry, and silly; rapid fire dialogue; a delightful sense of the absurd; madcap adventures
- A satisfying ending, delightful characterization, and to laugh at least once
- Pagan and/or mythological influences;
- I prefer humor over angst
- Cross-overs, AUs, and Fusion Fics!
- Big monsters like sentient dragons, zords, dinosaurs, kaiju, transformers
- I’m an old lady liberal, so if you go political, which is totally cool and I really enjoy, please lean left, even.
- As my list indicates, I generally prefer the ladies and/or POCs over the guys;
**A word about culture clash, which a number of things on my list share: I love characters, often out of time and place, sharing a different, more inclusive view, and often gently or more aggressively schooling (and possibly enlightening) those around them. It’s why I love Temeraire’s radical point of view (why can’t dragons vote?), Rufus and Lucy in Timeless (no time is better than the one I’m in now), parts of the Chalion verse, and Ellie Sattler, Jurassic Park, “We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back.”
DNW: it's a short list but pretty strongly held: excessive angst, gore or violence; any dub-con whatsoever. I have a strong preference for humor over angst and romance/sex rather than violence. For Yuletide, I’d prefer something that’s safe for work, so nothing explicit please.
Character death is harder -- I don't have a problem at all with loved ones long gone, for example Desdemona or Temeraire grieving for past riders.
As mentioned, this is an OR request, Rufus or Jiya, or both. I had a really hard time picking characters here. Feel free to include any others, and it does not have to be a Jiya or Rufus-centric story or Rufus/Jiya. So many things interest me about the show and I love (practically) all the characters. WHAT is up with Jiya -- super powers? What are Jiya and Agent Christopher (love her very normal family life) up to while the others are gone? I really LOVE the show's exploration of racism, sexism (Lucy's, you wouldn't want to drink my coffee), bigotry (see, I'm invisible!), and same sex phobias, and other isms so anything you can do there would be wonderful, or highlighting overlooked women/POC in history and having Time team fangirl and pep talk them. For Timeless I'd prefer gen rather than sexy times but Rufus/Jiya awkwardness is adorbable. Only caveat, I’m not that interested in Rittenhouse and Flynn.
I LOVE Desdemona. Feel free to include anyone else in the Chalion timeline but Desdemona is a must! Before Penric, during Penric, after Penric.
Anything with Marion doing her thing without Indy. Give her some backstory; where did she live? How did she end up in Mongolia? What did she do after she and Indy split? Smelly camels and donkeys, cursed tombs, loyal dogs, and finding lost cities and new species, and being good friends with the locals, drinking lots of gin and quinine to ward off malaria. What happened after her father died? Indy was in the OSS, was about Marion? Was she a spy -- she'd be a great spy! Invent a gal pal with some fem-slashy goodness on the side. She accidentally discovers Themyscira and learns a zillion languages. She becomes a Nazi hunter. She works with Peggy Carter. Handwave away Mutt if you need to. She becomes an eccentric professor and teaches the next class of lady adventurers. Most of all, have fun filling in the big gaps!
Ellie because she's awesome and the other guys are fine, too, no problem. Dinosaurs. Or Kaiju. Or Dragons. More dinosaurs. Or Ellie kicking creationists from one end of the geological timeline to the next. "Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth."
Even Temeraire himself is optional, so long as there are dragons. OCs are terrific here, too! Dragons, dragons, dragons. Dragon mythology. Famous dragons in history. Dragons and AU history, dragons and wars, dragon politicians post League of Dragons, dragons and xovers, dragons and fusion fics.