Dear Yule Goat (And Most Excellent Yuletide Author):
Look at that! Somehow it's gotten to be Yuletide season again and you've gotten me as your assignment. That clearly makes you a superlative person, since it means you've offered at least one of my teeny-tiny fandoms - and I'm quite looking forward to reading whatever you choose to write me. I'm
going to say more about my prompts and why I love my sources next, but, first, let's get the general things I do and don't like in stories out of the way.Form:
meta-ness; trope inversion/subversion; AUs; humor; epistolary fic; wacky premises taken seriously; magical realism; things that are hinted at but not stated explicitly; unusual formats; stylistic choices that fit the characters/story.Content:
shenanigans; daring escapes; music and singing; dancing; theatrics; animals; food and cooking; children; nuanced takes on religion; the power of a well-cut suit (or other appropriate garment); fantasy/science fiction elements mixed into our otherwise ordinary world.Relationships:
unusual/complicated relationships; found families; stubbornness/tenaciousness; pining; UST; characters being both adult about things and realistically bad at communicating/dealing with being an adult; flexible sexualities; people realizing things about their sexualities later in life; imperfect, messy sex.Do Not Wants:
non-con; character death; unhappy endings; dystopias; infidelity; humiliation; pointless miscommunications.
Anyway, let's move on to the fandoms, now!***1. Bad Boy - Diana WielerA.J. Brandiosa/Tulsa 'Tully' Brown, Summer Brown
Basically, I have a whole lot of questions about Tully and A.J.'s future, starting with: what would it take to get A.J. to a place where he would want Tully to break his promise to never let him find out if he actually likes guys? What would make Tully willing to do so? Would A.J. need to take a test run with somebody he had less history with before he could even think about Tully like that again? Could any of this happen while they continued to play hockey? Or would A.J. need to do something like go to university or get a job in a more liberal part of the country before anything could change? Does Tully have a way out of Moose Jaw on his own - or might he find himself stuck there? How would their families react if they found out? Really, make it as complicated for them as you like, but if you could give them at least a hopeful ending that would be preferable.( How did you know that was it? How did you know that it wasn't just maybe that one person you liked who... )***2. Chicks with Sticks | Anyone's Game | Hockey Mom (2004)Felicity Carelli/Paula Taymore, Stewart Taymore, Edith Taymore
A D-woman and her goalie and all the found family feels - with bonus canon kid - that's what I'm here for! To expand on that: if their careers do get jump-started (via a WWHL team?), how do they manage being a two working athlete household with a kid? Alternately, what's life for them like in Red Deer? Can Felicity turn her life around for real? How does she feel about the responsibility of having a kid in it? Does she maybe feel like Paula would've been better off sticking with her previous dude?( When the going gets tough, the only thing you can count on is each other. )***3. Cool Runnings (1993)Junior Bevil/Yul Brenner
Yul makes Junior want to be his best self. Junior gives Yul something to care about. How does this work out for them after they don't have the Olympics binding them together any longer? Does Yul help Junior stay out from under his father's thumb? Do they join forces for future athletic endeavors? Start a business together? Or just build a small, good life together on their own terms… If you can write them a romance, that's awesome, but even exploring their platonic effect on each other would be
swell.( I see pride. I see power. )***4. Footloose (1984) Ariel Moore
Ariel wants out - and her escape plan involves attending some college, any college - including plenty her daddy doesn’t know she applied to - somewhere far away from Bomont. So, how ‘bout fast-forwarding to Ariel Goes to College? How does that work out for her? Where does she fit - and does that involve reinventing herself? Is the big city all it's cracked up to be, or does she find herself missing where she came from more than she expected to? How does she feel about dancing in city clubs - and the whole club scene? Might any of that lead to her exploring her sexuality a little more (I mean, if Rusty weren't so gone on Willard…)?* Can she come back home after that?
* Bonus crossover sub-prompt: Ariel meets Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club) - out clubbing, while pledging a sorority, when assigned to work on a group project together, whatever - and there's an immediate ~something...so, how does that work out?( I’m cut out for more than this small town… )
So, that's my take on all of this - hope something in there sparks inspiration for you, dear writer!
P.S. - I'm kinetikatrue pretty much everywhere, including on the AO3!