10/5/15 12:48 am - #itpe letter 5X
Holy shitballs. Five years. When C and I started this exchange I was barely legal to drink. What the shit. Wow. ANYWAY, okay...
I'm...oh my god, I'm so predictable and boring??? WOW. I should probably be embarrassed by the percentage of this letter that gets copy/pasted every year. Oh well. Here we go.
Right, first part: HI, I'M THE MOD, SO THIS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM NORMAL ASSIGNMENTS. I know who you are! You'll have super special submission instructions! BUT I don't know what you're making me, and I can't wait to hear it :)
I've been in a metric fuckton of fandoms over the years, but here are the fandoms and ships I'm really feeling podfic-wise for this exchange this year:
Hockey RPF: I've essentially retreated into my little Minnesota Wild corner as far as hockey fandom goes, and the ships I'm interested in there are Zucker/Kuemper and Parise/Suter. Because you're probably not familiar with the former, here is my two-line primer from last year: Adorable giant baby goalie. Tiny douchey Jewish American winger. Height difference. And hugs. They were the two members of the bb Wild who bounced between the AHL & NHL
(OF NOTE: other Wild ships I enjoy include Nino/Granlund, Coyle/Brodin, and Dumba/Brodin. Zucker/Kuemper/Coyle = ok, Zucker/Coyle straight-up = REALLY REALLY NOT OK for a number of reasons I don't want to get into here.)
Baseball RPF: Minnesota Twins, Mauer/Morneau—this is my sad tragic sports RPF forever OTP which like literally no one online cares about but me and like 4 local fangirls who indulgently let me scream at them about this, BUT this article is literally a primer of everything you need to know about them, and there is pretty much one single quality fic for them of any substance and it's this.
DCU: Tim/Kon. Oh man, Tim/Kon. I'm constantly like "omg I'M HAVING A TIM/KON FEELS RENAISSANCE" but honestly, I am in a state of PERPETUAL Tim/Kon Feels Renaissance. AND THERE IS ALMOST NO PODFIC. It's tragic. Seriously, give me (pre-New 52 reboot, preferably not oppressively angsty) Tim/Kon podfic and I'll love you forever.
The Flash: BARRY/IRIS 5EVER, THE LACK OF GOOD FIC ABOUT THEM IS TRAGIC. I have so many feelings about how Barry Allen is a puppy dog who is just SO! IN! LOVE! WITH! HIS! ADOPTED! SISTER! *clutches face and rolls around on the floor in pseudocest feels*
Of note for this one: I'm not actually particularly interested in AUs that aren't like, branching canon or whatever here, because a large portion of the appeal to me for this is superpowers + pseudocest, so if you remove one of those—preferably the superpowers—then okay, but both, nah.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: FUCK I AM SO FANNISH ABOUT PERALTA/SANTIAGO RN, IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY, THEY ARE LIKE MY WHOLE WORLD RN, I'M BASICALLY ALL HEARTEYES OVER THEM EVERY GODDAMN SUNDAY. There is totally a decent amount of good fic for them, and almost none of it is podficced.
Life With Derek: THIS IS MY FOREVER SHIP, FUCK MY FUCKING LIFE, IT'S SO SAD, AND YET. I WILL SHIP DEREK/CASEY TO THE END OF TIME, I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL, PUT IT ON MY FUCKIN TOMBSTONE. I am the only person who has made podfic in this fandom, and I've only made 3, and 2 of those were specifically written for me to podfic, so there's a HUGE amount of untapped potential in Good Fics That You Can Podfic here. (Don't forget unoriginal-elizabeth over at the Pit of Voles, who actually has some of the best LWD fic out there, and hasn't xposted most of it to AO3.)
Billy & Billie: Okay, so you know how Casey/Derek from Life With Derek is my Forever Ship? Billy & Billie is kind of like Derek and Casey All Grown Up. ...Actually it's more like someone reached into my motherfucking SOUL and pulled this TV show out of it. HAS ANYONE EVEN FUCKING WRITTEN FIC FOR THIS??? (They haven't. I have a google alert on this show. I have read every word on every forum of the entire internet that exists about this show. I have read the ENTIRETY OF THE IMDB MESSAGE BOARDS FOR THIS SHOW. These are the depths of my fishbowling desperation. But like. Just in case someone posts fic between now and whenever your drop-dead podficcing deadline is: I WANT IT. I NEED IT. PLEASE, OH MY GOD.)
A thing you should know: I AM RIDICULOUSLY OTP-ISH. I am not very likely to like something if it's not about one of my OTPs, because I suck like that. I'm really easy about rating--G to REALLY REALLLLLY PORNY is fine (although I usually prefer *some* plot :P), as long as it's *shippy*. Please note that this means that gen is not usually something I read, and even more rarely something I love. I'm not generally interested in OT3s or moresomes unless they're specifically indicated as A Thing I Ship.
Beyond all that, some things I like in general ("Green Light"):
Some things that are iffy for me/potential squicks ("Yellow Light"):
Absolute, hard-and-fast triggers ("Red Light"):
I know I've talked a lot about what I don't like but really, if it's a fun, happy story that YOU enjoy with one of the pairings listed above, I am almost surely going to be happy :D Lastly, if you have any questions, bestliar/bestliars can tell you pretty accurately whether I'll like something of the hockey variety. mardia/mardia/themardia should be able to tell you pretty definitively for Life With Derek, The Flash, and B99. whyangiewhy/breakeveryclock generally knows my taste for EVERYTHING and can tell you specifically on religion trigger stuff. If you have general questions, you can also feel free to run them through my co-mod vworpvworp, and if she can't answer them she can properly redirect them. YAY AND THANK YOU \o/
Crossposted to Dreamwidth here. There are comments over there.