supertights: Gif of a cat driving a car (Fairytale love.)
Dear DJ

Oh how I love you for writing me a story, not in a stalker-love kind of way, but a very thankful, gosh you're a kind soul kind of way so may you have a lovely Jukebox experience. I do have a few DNW's (and every time I look at someone's letter I think, "Oh no, do I have to add that as well?") mine are below. I have made a few suggestions for each prompt but they are exactly that, just suggestions. It's your story.

I like:
  • Complex many-faceted characters from all walks of life
  • Characters that have human frailties and are flawed even if they also have strength and power
  • Fairy tales rewritten in ways that reinvigorate and give new twists that make them contemporary
  • I am a sucker for superhero or super villain origin stories
  • Fantasy where characters are challenged mentally, physically, and emotionally
  • Science fiction that is heavy on science
  • Strong world building
  • Urban fantasy (minus the romance)
  • Also a sucker for happy endings, fluff, crack, plottiness, hurt/comfort, kindness, height difference, love, tenderness, friendship, families being families, curtain fic, heroism, magic, fix-it fics, holiday fics, rule 63, touch, intimacy, mentors being awesome, women being awesome, secret identity failures, aaaaaand did I mention happy endings.
Totes happy to receive fic with these:
  • Offensive language
  • Gen, het, slash, or femslash - it's your choice.
Specifically do not want please:
  • Explicit sexual content of any kind
  • Gratuitous violence (excludes fantasy violence or comedic violence)
  • Sexual violence, dub-con, non-con, abuse, incest, underage, pregnancy
  • Self harm and suicide
  • Angst or depression (it's just too hard for me to read stories about depression as a sufferer)
  • Animal abuse or pet death
  • Character death
  • I'm sorry if it feels restrictive but I have reasons.

Requests (in no particular order):

Team - Lorde (Song) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

Call all the ladies out, They're in their finery
A hundred jewels on throats, A hundred jewels between teeth
Now bring my boys in, Their skin in craters like the moon
The moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the room


I can think of a lot of possibilities with this story: superheroes or villains, a masquerade ball of aliens, fantasy, sci-fi, urban fantasy, fairytale. The choice is yours and if you want to go somewhere else with it, please do.


Glory and Gore - Lorde (Song) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

Delicate in every way but one (the swordplay)
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun (the old way)
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
We let our battles choose us


This feels like a song about fighting and drinking, drinking and fighting, more fighting, and then having fun afterwards. It could be the story of an epic bar brawl in a fantasy pub that spills out into a city, a cosplay battle between enraged fandoms at a 'con, a D&D type situation that takes on horrible reality, a book club getting out of hand, the possibilities are endless.


Princes of the Universe - Queen (Song) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

Born to be kings, princes of the universe
Fighting and free, got your world in my hand
I'm here for your love and I'll make my stand
We were born to be princes of the universe

It feels quite grand this song, a song of men, strapping warrior men who cannot be bested by anyone except maybe each other. Princes of the universe, so like, aliens then? Conquering worlds in some one-up-manship type competition but really is it just love? Ugh, save me from my sappiness.


Wisdom, Justice, and Love - Linkin Park (Song) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love

This piece, I don't want to call it music because it borrows heavily from Dr Martin Luther King Jnr's speech. It feels like an AI is thinking about human qualities in theory and finding them hard in practice. It's science fiction-y, it's speculative. It's whatever you feel like writing.


Diamonds - Rihanna (Music Video) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

What I take from this video is that the narrator is a woman who can't help getting into trouble. I feel an urban fantasy witch thief type story would fit maybe. Up to you.


Kings - The Pierces (Music Video) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics
 

What's really going on here? Is it war? Are they flirting each other, with weapons? Is it a celebration of womanhood in general? I love the visuals. It feels alien and apocalyptic and ancient but determinedly feminine. I hope you feel inspired.


Run Boy run - Woodkid (Music Video) | Fanfic | YouTube | Lyrics

This video is full of such cool imagery, black and white in the style of an old monster film, it appears dream-like, running and falling and running again with friends and foes (although you never see them). What is the boy running from or to though?

 
Well, that was a marathon I hear you say. It was, I agree, but thank you for persevering. :)

August 2017

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