I hope you’re going to have a lot of fun filling one of my requests. That’s really what I want most -- that we both have fun with this exchange.
I have pretty broad tastes in terms of genre (basically anything goes, and I'll like it), but fairly specific tastes in terms of relationships and squicks -- that's mainly what I've outlined below.
If you want more info about what interests me most in Teen Wolf, you can find my meta over on Tumblr: http://cupidsbower.tumblr.com/post/91668
What I want:
Friendship -- whether characters are in a romantic relationship or not, I want them to like each other, and either just be falling into friendship, or already comfortable with it. An asexual romance would also be awesome.
I love plotty stories and character studies. My favourite genres are romances or friendship-romances, especially when mixed with: adventure, mystery, rom-com, time travel, action plots. I love both canon and AU stories. When it comes to AUs, my favourites tends to be ones in which werewolves are public knowledge, and seeing how that changes things.
The fest doesn't allow for fan art or vid sign-ups, but I love both. If you would prefer to write the bare-minimum number of words and make me fan art or a vid, I'm going to be thrilled to bits. Everything I've said for fic goes for art and vids too.
I've listed my favourite characters on the AO3 form, and having the other characters in bit parts or in the background is fine.
Most of all, have fun! That always shines through in the writing, so make me something you also like.
What I don't want:
Rape, non-con, dark relationships, abuse, deathfic, torture, bdsm, extreme angst, misogyny.
A bit of angst is okay, but I dislike over-the-top angst, especially of the "does s/he like me" type. I dislike stories which revolve around a simple misunderstanding that could be resolved with a ten second conversation.
I enjoy sex scenes when they are woven into a plot, but I'm not a fan of PWPs -- I'd rather a PG friendship fic. If writing sex is your forte, I don't mind a bit of kink or mild D/s, but I'm just as happy with vanilla. I'd rather have scenes without penetrative sex; I'm bored with that given how common it is in fic. If sex scenes aren't your forte, great, a gen fic is just fine.
The Sheriff becomes embroiled in a typical Beacon Hills misadventure along with Stiles and Derek. Bonus points if Melissa and Noshiko and Mrs Martin become involved at some point.
Stiles becomes an Emissary to the Hale pack. Does he train himself, or ask Morrell, or what? Why does he end up working for the Hales and not Scott? Does it just happen, or is Deaton already Scott’s Emissary, or does Derek ask Stiles, or does Stiles boss him into it? Or is it an AU in which he's always known he would become the Emissary to the new Hale Alpha? Or is there, like, an Emissary finding ball. With Stiles peeling potatoes in the kitchen, maybe. :)
AU in which the Martins, Stilinskis and Hales are the well-established guardians of Beacon Hills, the nemeton is still alive, and all is well. Stiles, Lydia, and one of the Hales are the heirs being trained for their roles (maybe it’s Derek, or maybe he just hangs around while Laura trains with them). Then the Argents, the deadpool or some other threat rocks into town. What happens?
Lydia, Kira and their moms have an adventure together. Perhaps they go undercover to find out about banshees or kitsunes. Maybe they accidentally end up at the same hotel for an event, and bond, and then work together to crack the case of the haunted hotel or something. Bonus points if they cross paths with Derek and Stiles and/or the Sheriff having a misadventure at some point.
Lydia and Stiles solve a mystery together. Bonus points if it's funny. Extra bonus points if they cross paths with Derek and Kira and the Sheriff at some point. Maybe Stiles is a bit indignant that Derek has co-opted his dad for whatever task it is Derek needs a temporary father figure for, but ends up deciding they can share.
Liam and Mason. Why are they friends, what drew them to each other? What will Mason do once he finds out about the supernatural? I want to see their friendship begin -- ridiculous shenanigans, them getting themselves into and out of trouble, etc. Bonus points if Stiles ends up being a kind of Yoda to them, and they ask him all sorts of weird and embarrassing questions about the supernatural -- because who else would they ask?
Talia ends up being alive, and has been living wild as a wolf as she healed from the fire. How do she and Derek reconnect? Bonus points if Stiles and the Sheriff awkwardly meet Talia when Derek brings her to dinner or something.
Derek can turn into a full wolf, but has never told anyone. What does he do when he lurks around as a wolf? Bonus points if he sometimes sneaks into a hospice and pretends to be a service dog, taking away pain and enjoying the pats, and has been doing so since he and Laura were teens and did it together.
AU with a still-alive Hale pack, and the town knowing about the supernatural -- how Stiles and Derek meet and what the town thinks about it. I particularly love gossip fic, so would love to hear the good citizens of Beacon Hills telling wildly exaggerated tales about them.
Time travel! Something timey-wimey happens and Derek or Stiles (or both) end up meeting Claudia or the Hale pack.
If you're making art or vidding, most of the prompts above should still give you some direction. Basically, I like action-packed vids and character studies, and I enjoy both canon-based and constructed reality vids. I like podvids too.
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