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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 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).

My requests:

1. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Scarlett O'Hara & Suellen O'Hara (GWTW)
Melanie Wilkes & Charles Hamilton (GWTW)
Melanie Wilkes & Wade Hampton Hamilton (GWTW)

Scarlett and Suellen - catfight. I really enjoy watching these two go at each other, and I'm not opposed to Suellen getting the upper hand just once...

Melanie and Charles - we don't get to see these two interact much, and I'd like to see more. Feel free to go to the fix-it AU department here. May also be combined with...

Melanie and Wade - Wade needs some gentleness in his life, and Melanie needs to share her love. Plus, remembering Charles for him? While I realize Scarlett is not mother of the year, please don't bad-mouth her in this one. It doesn't suit.


I don't really have a lot to add here. I dislike Suellen (I admit Scarlett stealing Frank was a low point, but Suellen wouldn't have lifted a finger to help Scarlett) and enjoy a good catfight.

Melanie - I enjoy a good story with her, and her willingness - insistence, even, on seeing the good in people - and her quiet strength. Charles doesn't seem to have much of it, but maybe if he'd lived to actually grow up, he might have developed it. For Wade, the book hints at it, but doesn't really flesh it out. A scene with Melanie sharing memories of his father would be lovely. Feel free to let Melanie live and show her dealing with Wade as an adult. Or maybe go to AU-land with a "Charles lives" story.

2. Greek and Roman Mythology
Penelope & Helen of Troy & Clytemnestra (Greek/Roman Myth)
Penthesilea & Andromache (Greek/Roman Myth)

Penelope and Helen and Clytemnestra - the interplay between these sisters and cousins, please! Either before Trojan War or aftermath.

Penthesilea and Andromache - I know it's established where Andromache comes from (and that Greeks killed her family, so Hector and Astyanax are all she has) but I was reading Adrienne Mayor's really excellent book Amazons, and she pointed out that Andromache has a very Amazon name. What if she was one?

Feel free to go for an AU where the women are fighting this - or alternately, the women end it.


I don't have much to add. I'm sort of on a Penelope & Helen & Clytemnestra kick, and got some nice drabbles for it, but I need more!

As stated, I'd be down for an AU where the women are fighting the war, or one where they come to Troy and tell the men to get their act together and end it. It could be fun.

3. A Tangled Web - L. M. Montgomery
Margaret Penhallow & Brian Dark (A Tangled Web)
Gay Penhallow & Nan Penhallow (A Tangled Web)

Margaret Penhallow and Brian Dark - gentleness, healing (feel free to work in a Cricket fix-it!). I'd love to see these two experiencing the happiness they both deserve. Maybe Margaret pondering making boys clothes instead of dresses?

Gay and Nan - I'd love to see a "living well is the best revenge" story for these two.

Feel free to put these two together.


So I admit to having the feels about this book, which I just recently discovered (Yes, I know, why did I wait so long?) and I need the happy fic. The Cricket thing ripped me up (even though I kind of knew it was coming...just got that vibe) even though it leads to a happy ending for Brian finally.

So please keep this one upbeat. I'd love to see Nan Penhallow having a little trouble, but don't make her too unhappy.

4. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Sorceress & He-Man | Adam (He-Man MOTU)
Queen Marlena & He-Man | Adam (He-Man MOTU)
He-Man | Adam & Battle-Cat | Cringer (He-Man MOTU)

Sorceress and He-Man: How does she help him cope with his power? Alternately, how does she feel about what she's dropped on his shoulders? Feel free to have a Sorceress introspection piece here.

He-Man and Battle-Cat/Adam and Cringer: I love these two together, in either guise.

Queen Marlena and Adam: She knows. He knows it. How does it change things?


Sorceress & He-Man - The Sorceress knows all about how powers can change you and restrain you. Knowing this, does it affect how she feels about giving Adam the powers? Alternatively, does he ever get mad at her over it?

Marlena & Adam - Look, I just love these two. Plus, knowing that he's He-Man makes her pleas in Secret of the Sword more intense. But you can go light with this too - like one story I saw where Adam asks why his mom's all NBD about his secret identity, and her answer is basically: Comic books.

Adam & Cringer or He-Man & Battle-Cat - I love men who love cats. Good with either (or both!) pairs. For Adam and Cringer, maybe something light, like playing hooky. For He-Man and Battle-Cat, maybe some mission aftermath. Or does it affect them to change back?

5. Hill Street Blues
Frank Furillo & Faye Furillo (Hill Street Blues)
Frank Furillo & Phil Esterhaus (Hill Street Blues)

Frank and Faye: Faye's total lack of boundaries

Furillo and Sgt Esterhaus: Running the asylum


I just got done watching Season 3, which is pretty great. I'll probably have watched Season 4 by the time we finish.

Frank & Faye - Frank's patience with Faye's TOTAL LACK OF BOUNDARIES. It's not an episode until she comes in with a problem, serious or not. Or the whole episode where Frank/Joyce and Faye/Judge run into each other at the hotel. I love how Frank tries to do what's right, and not give into frustration over Faye's issues.

Furillo & Esterhaus - I love how the two of them play off each other in the stationhouse. Go crazy with it.

6. The Perils of Penelope Pitstop
Penelope Pitstop & Sylvester Sneekly | Hooded Claw (Perils of Penelope Pitstop)

I just discovered this, and I need more. Maybe something that toys with her figuring out who the Hooded Claw is? Would prefer no Anthill Mob.


This is cheesy Hanna-Barbera at its best. I love all the sly lines from Sneekly, like "wherever the Hooded Claw is, you can be sure I'll be there". Maybe some kind of house party setup where Penelope keeps avoiding various troubles? Or a yacht trip, or something travelish? I just need more.

7. Crossover Fandom
Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew) & Jane Marple (Agatha Christie)
Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew) & Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie)
Nancy Drew (Nancy Drew) & Cherry Ames (Cherry Ames)
Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie) & Jane Marple (Agatha Christie)

I love Nancy Drew, by the way.

Nancy Drew and Jane Marple - I'd love to see these two meet, perhaps in a travel setting (I'd see Nancy going to England)

Nancy Drew and Hercule Poirot - I'd love to see these two meet, perhaps in a travel setting.

Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames - These two could get in some trouble together. Maybe Nancy has to pose as a nurse and infiltrate Spencer Hospital?

Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple - These two meet - travel setting, house party, little small village crime. I would love to see them face off.


For the Nancy & Christie sleuths, if you're familiar with 1930s pre-revision Nancy, feel free to go there. I love how brash and daring that Nancy is (although you can feel free to not use some of the more stereotyped stuff present in those books). To be honest, I love Nancy in all her permutations.

Nancy and Cherry - feel free to go with WW2 adventures or the more timeless "Cherry Ames, Department Store Nurse" stories.

Poirot and Marple - I'd love to see these two meet, or even go head to head. But just meeting would be fun, maybe comparing notes? Hastings would also be good in the story, I think.

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