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Dear Rare Pair Writer,

 I decided to get this up and operational since I can't be the only one looking at requests and changing up my offers.

 So glad that you're going to write me something I'm going to love!

General wants/don't wants:

Stories don’t need to be super sappy and sugary/fluffy, but please don’t get all grim and dark.  Bittersweet can work if there are hopeful tinges.  I like humor, and I don't think I do a good job of writing it - sparkling snappy dialogue always works!

I generally prefer het or gen.  Explicit sex can be good, romance is always in.

I'm a fan of AU, but prefer canon-divergence or "what-if" scenarios, rather than "all the characters are at boarding school together" types. (Unless, of course, the characters are already together at boarding school together...)

I am a huge fan of "seemingly unrelated group of people trapped somewhere and discover they a) have something in common and b) can't just leave" - see Clue, see And Then There Were None.  Please feel free to get soap opera-ish!  Half-siblings no one knew about!  Illegitimate siblings you thought were just family friends!  Psycho-half-siblings who want to kill you and take your life over!  Convenient accidents!   Crazy wills and marriages of convenience!

No dubcon/non-con, graphic violence and gore, sexual violence, cruelty to animals.  No major character death that isn't canon (feel free to kill extras off).

On to specifics:

1. Anne of Green Gables - Jem Blythe/Faith Meredith
  Prompt: I'm a serious Jem/Faith shipper. What I would really like is a story about their "Windy Poplars" phase (where Jem is in medical school and Faith is teaching).

 So, for Fic Corner 2015, I got a lovely story called To Help The Man Behind The Gun, where Faith enlists Dr. Blythe's help to get to London so she can be closer if Jem needs her.  For this one, what I'd really love is a post-war story.  My prompt suggests a "Windy Poplars" phase story, and I'd love that.  Or something right when Jem comes back?  Maybe something romantic in Rainbow Valley?  I'm not a huge fan of epistolary stories, but WP is one of my few exceptions.  I'd kind of love to see Faith outside of her usual surroundings - how do people treat her when she's not The Minister's Daughter?

Or does Jem stop by the manse on his way home from the station, or does Faith hear that the miracle has happened or... I love homecomings.

Or maybe something pre-war, like right before Jem ships out.  I'd like to avoid something set during his actual service time.

For this pair, I don't want anything too explicit, but maybe something sensual and fade-to-black among the flowers in Rainbow Valley (or elsewhere)...

2. Vorkosigan Saga -Ivan Vorpatril/Tej Arqua Vorpatril
    Prompt: Just finished a reread of Captain Vorpatril's Alliance and now I need more Ivan/Tej. I'd love something from their ambassadorial days or Winterfair in Vorbarr Sultana post-Cryoburn. Or even how Tej helps Ivan get through Aral's funeral? Is she there when Cordelia cuts off her hair? Feel free to be more "Tej trying to analyze Barrayarans" introspective on this one. If you go the ambassadorial route, I'd really love something fancy dress and well, Vorish. Please no Arqua family though.

 So long time LMB fan, longtime Ivan fan, and I LOVED LOVED LOVED Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.  So much.  The above prompt pretty much spells it all out.  I'd be willing to go a little more explicit with this couple, although no trips to the Orb, I think.  I'd love something fancy dress and Barrayaran uniforms.  Tej should get to see him once in his parade red-and-blues... Also, I love the idea that Ivan and Aral may have had a deeper relationship (bonding over Padma) than is often portrayed in the books.  I'm not a fan of Tej's family though, because of the constant put-downs, so let's avoid that, shall we?

3. She-Ra Princess of Power - He-Man|Adam/Castaspella
    Prompt: I don't know why, but I find myself wanting this ship! I touched on it in a story I did recently, but there's something about it that appeals. I'd prefer the focus to be on Adam, not so much He-Man, although I'd be all right with Castaspella finding out. I'd love something Eternia based, or maybe involve the Sorceress?

 Again, the prompt really says it all.  Not sure on explicitness here, but fade-to-black serves many purposes. I have a very soft spot for Adam and his whole issue with his father and He-Man.

4. Star Trek: The Original Series - Number One/Christopher Pike, Mirror Number One/Mirror Christopher Pike
   Prompt: I'm a die-hard Pike/Number One shipper. I love Number One, and have ever since I discovered The Cage.
Not sure how the relationship would work on ship, but maybe a shore leave? The one situation I'd like you to avoid is anything to do with Pike's accident and Spock taking him to Talos IV. It doesn't have to be fluffy, but not depressing.

 I love Number One.  So much.  I've done several short Number One/Pike pieces as well.  Feel free to forget The Menagerie EVER happened.  Also, if you've read Vulcan's Glory by DC Fontana, feel free to work it in (I'm quite fond of Dr. Boyce in his role as bartender/advisor) - and seriously, if you like these two and you haven't read it, check it out!  You can go explicit with this one.  I'd prefer avoiding something directly Cage related.

As for the Mirror version - I had an extra slot and decided to toss it in.  I can see Number One being an ally of Spock in that universe, and hopefully Pike as well. I don't have any specific prompts, more of a, "let's see where this story goes" idea.  If you want to draw on Vulcan's Glory and do a mirror sort of riff on that, that would be awesome.  Or with the Mirror one, I'd be interested in seeing how they dealt with the Talosians.


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