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spookykingdomstarlight ([personal profile] spookykingdomstarlight) wrote2016-09-10 07:25 pm

Trick or Treat Exchange Letter

Dear Trick-or-Treat Creator,

Thank you so much for creating a work for me. I'm so excited to see what you've come up with. I'm sorry this letter is so long. If it helps, I've organized it so it's DNWs > general tropes I love > trick ideas > treat ideas > fandoms > fandom prompts > character (and/or ship) prompts. Please feel free to pick and choose among anything you see.

You can find me here on AO3.

DNWs: character bashing, mundane/modern AUs (for fic only), porn/kink, sexual violence or references to sexual violence

General Loves: banter, pining, melancholy/bittersweet moments between characters, antagonistic relationships between characters, bonding between unexpected characters, role reversal aus, canon divergent aus, mirror!verse aus, post-canon and future fic, sympathetic portrayals of flawed characters, unusual writing styles and POVs, haunting mood and atmosphere

For art, I love: limited palettes and minimalist, exaggerated, or sketchy/brushstroke-y styles, but honestly, all fanart is great to me!

General Trick Ideas:

👻 cosmic horror/eldritch abominations
👻 psychological horror
👻 cults/sacrifices
👻 relationships between living characters and spirits/ghosts... so shippy post-death creations?
👻 curses/"be careful what you wish for" situations
👻 Lynchian and Cronenbergian style horror

👻 body horror
👻 revenge tales
👻 hauntings as a manifestation of guilt
👻 mythological creatures, shapeshifters, and cryptids
👻 death fic
👻 personifications of gods

For tricks, I would prefer not to receive zombie aus, werewolves, vampires, torture porn, splatterpunk-y fills.

General Treat Ideas:

💕 getting together and first times
💕 family and/or friends bonding
💕 sweet and autumnal moments (crisp air and leaves, drinking cider, enjoying bonfires, etc.)
💕 flirting is always a plus

For treats, there's really nothing I'd rule out seeing in terms of cute/fun things? (Which is why the list of ideas for treats is shorter. I would definitely love treats just as much as I'd love a trick.)

Feel free to mix and match prompts with trick or treat ideas or go your own way. If you can turn a treat prompt into a trick prompt or vice versa, I'm also here for that.

I love ship fic and gen fic equally, so though I've kept my specific prompts mostly gen-friendly, I would love to see shippy spins on them (and tried to write them with the possibility in mind). I've included a bunch of ship and gen pairings that I love so you have lots of things to pick from. If I ship it, I definitely also love the gen version of the relationship, so if you don't ship something I ship and would rather write gen for that pairing, please do! The only thing I ask is that you don't include pairings not on the list if at all possible.

Batman v Superman | Dragon Age | Game of Thrones | Inside Llewyn Davis | Mass Effect | Saints Row | Star Wars (Marvel Comics) | Star Wars Original Trilogy | Suicide Squad | True Detective

Batman v Superman
This movie is completely ridiculous and I feel like it all but invites the most ridiculously silly spooky stuff imaginable. Especially if it hangs onto the serious business tone of the movie just for added hilarity.

Bruce Wayne
Ships: Bruce Wayne/Diana Prince, Bruce Wayne/Amanda Waller
Gen: Bruce Wayne & Alfred Pennyworth

I love characters that are forced to suffer through terrible things and just get meaner and more cynical and morally bankrupt. So, you know, this Bruce Wayne works for me. (Not least of all because he recovers from that by the end of the film.)

👻 Batman vs. a Cthulhu cult.
👻 Batman vs. Hollywood monster clichés and hating the hell out of it.
💕 Bruce Wayne rescues a kitten from a tree on Halloween night.

Diana Prince
Ships: Bruce Wayne/Diana Prince, Diana Prince/Steve Trevor

👻 What horrors in Diana's past caused her to avoid coming to humanity's aid for a century?
💕 Diana gets to see a young girl dress like her for the first time. How does she react? How does Bruce react?

Dragon Age - All Media Types
👻 A mage character dealing with the fear of being possessed or getting possessed and hurting someone they love.
👻 Mages using blood magic and going bad that way.
👻 Gray Warden/Calling related horror situations.
💕 Are there any autumn-y festivals in Thedas? What are those like? How do the people of Thedas celebrate the turning of the seasons?
💕 Games of Wicked Grace. Always and forever.

Ships: Alistair/Female Warden, Alistair/Female Inquisitor
Gen: Alistair & Morrigan, Alistair & Female Hawke

I absolutely adore Inquisition-era Alistair and I prefer if Alistair has remained a Gray Warden.

👻 Inquisition ends with an ominous mention of the Gray Wardens. What's happening to them up in Weisshaupt?
👻 The Warden fails to find a cure for the Calling. How does Alistair handle knowing his time's almost up?
👻 The Warden sacrifices herself against the archdemon, he has to live with that fact.
💕 Sort of a happy corollary to the above: Alistair has been lonely for a long time, then he meets the Inquisitor.

Ships: Anders/Female Mage Hawke, Anders/Female Mage Warden
Gen: Anders & Isabela, Anders & Merrill

I absolutely love Anders as a character, but I know he's divisive. Personally, I would never want to ignore the implications of what he does at the end of DAII. Basically, I understand what he did, I don't necessarily condone it, but I can't lie and say I don't understand how he reached that point and I can't hate him for doing what he did.

👻 Anders is made tranquil. Some Solas/Fade-y related shenanigans allows him to feel like himself again. (So he ends up having a Karl-y moment of recognition.) How does he deal with knowing what he's become?
💕 Pre-DAII Anders Grey Warden-y adventures.
💕 I kind of feel like Anders would love seeing the circles fall (even if maybe the cost of putting that into motion was really high). So maybe Anders trying to atone for that moment of extremism by helping newly Circle-less mages?

Cassandra Pentaghast
Ships: Female Inquisitor/Cassandra Pentaghast
Gen: Cassandra Pentaghast & Cullen Rutherford, Cassandra Pentaghast & Varric

👻 Somehow Cassandra doesn't escape the corruption that other Seekers/Templars faced throughout Inquisition.
💕 Okay, so... Varric writes a book about the Inquisition and she reads about it during the Trespasser end credits. (You can watch that whole thing here. It's delightful.) I'd love to see something inspired by that.

Cullen Rutherford
Ships: Female Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford, Female Mage Warden/Cullen Rutherford
Gen: Cullen Rutherford & Dorian Pavus, Cullen Rutherford & Cassandra Pentaghast, Cullen Rutherford & Leliana, Cullen Rutherford & Josephine Montilyet

👻 Cullen is faced with an abomination of someone he knows/knew
💕 Cullen playing chess (with Dorian especially, but anyone honestly)
💕 Everyone wants to hang out with Cullen's mabari. Cullen is pleased with this development. And is very proud of the mabari.

Dorian Pavus
Gen: Dorian Pavus & Female Inquisitor, Dorian Pavus & Sera, Dorian Pavus & Cassandra, Dorian Pavus & Cullen Rutherford

I love Dorian's growth over the course of Inquisition and how much he cares—about Tevinter and what it should be, about the people he comes to know through working for the Inquisition.

👻 Dorian never intended to become a blood mage, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do to protect the people you care about.
💕 I love seeing Dorian bonding with the rest of the Inquisition, so however you'd like to do that, I'd be happy to see it. Maybe he tells them about some of the good things about his home?

Female Inquisitor
Ships: Female Inquisitor/Alistair, Female Inquisitor/Cassandra Pentaghast, Female Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford, Female Inquisitor/Vivienne
Gen: Female Inquisitor & Varric, Female Inquisitor & Dorian Pavus, Female Inquisitor & Sera, Female Inquisitor & Solas

👻 During the Champions of the Just quest, the Inquisitor faces an Envy demon in the Fade who shows her a more evil version of the future for the Inquisition. What if that future came to pass even if the Envy demon didn't succeed? Basically, Inquisitor is corrupted by power.
👻 Spoilers for Trespasser DLC - The war with Solas drags on and on. A lot of people have died. The Inquisitor wonders whether it's worth it anymore. Maybe it would be easier to just... let him win?
💕 The Inquisitor enjoys a well-earned retirement.

Ships: Vivienne/Bastien, Vivienne/Female Inquisitor
Gen: Vivienne & Dorian Pavus

👻 Vivienne would do anything and everything to save her love.
💕 Vivienne works some political magic, whether on behalf of the Inquisition or for circle mages.

Game of Thrones
👻 Considering magic and things like White Walkers are real, I feel like doing anything with magic and/or mythical creatures would be creepy and cool.
💕 Since this canon is pretty... rough. All the time. I like seeing moments of downtime for/between characters.

For Game of Thrones, I'm always a sucker for future fic.

Brienne of Tarth
Ships: Brienne/Jaime Lannister, Brienne/Podrick Payne, Brienne/Sansa Stark
Gen: Brienne & Renly Baratheon, Brienne & Petyr Baelish, Brienne & Brynden Tully

👻 Brienne is haunted by Renly's ghost.
👻 Brienne is forced to break her oath to Sansa in some horrific manner.
💕 For once in her life, Brienne gets to perform a knightly act that she can be proud of.

Cersei Lannister
Gen: Cersei Lannister & Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister & Margaery Tyrell, Cersei Lannister & Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister & Tywin Lannister, Cersei Lannister & Petyr Baelish

👻 Spoilers for End of Season Six - Once Cersei takes the throne, she rules Westeros with an iron fist, taking revenge against everyone who has slighted her. How does she accomplish this?
💕 Cersei and another character share a moment of understanding and caring.

Jaime Lannister
Ships: Brienne/Jaime Lannister
Gen: Jaime Lannister & Bronn, Jaime Lannister & Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister & Tyrion Lannister, Jaime Lannister & Brynden Tully, Jaime Lannister & Ned Stark

👻 Spoilers for End of Season Six - Jaime Lannister is forced to assume another name: Queenslayer.
💕 Just once, his sister and his brother and he are able to spend time together without the whole thing blowing up in his face.

Sansa Stark
Ships: Brienne/Sansa Stark, Sansa Stark/Petyr Baelish
Gen: Sansa Stark & Cersei Lannister, Sansa Stark & Tyrion Lannister

👻 Sansa becomes the ruthless manipulator Petyr has been training her to be. And she'll do whatever it takes to protect what's hers (whatever that might be).
💕 Spoilers for End of Season Six - Sansa deserves nice things. Maybe with stable leadership in the North (at least for the time being), she gets to do ladylike things and takes advantage of that fact to host a celebration.

Syrio Forel
Gen: Syrio Forel & Arya Stark

I love the idea that Syrio is a Faceless Man (or maybe even Jaqen H'ghar), so if you want to go with that, I would love it. Otherwise, I love everything to do with his appearance in season one (and would love to believe he survived his encounter with Meryn Trant). Or anything about his backstory would be wonderful. What did he do as the First Sword of Braavos?

👻 Syrio Forel meets the personification of the God of Death. Does he tell him, "Not today?"
💕 What are his thoughts on training Arya? Does he enjoy it?

Yara Greyjoy
Ships: Yara Greyjoy/Daenerys Targaryen
Gen: Yara Greyjoy & Theon Greyjoy

👻 Seriously though is the Drowned God Cthulhu or what? And what if Yara is going against his wishes for who holds the Salt Throne?
💕 Yara is glad to see Theon growing more and more like himself as time passes even if she still doesn't understand how he's changed so much.
💕 Yara and Dany. Together. Ruling Westeros. Always.

Inside Llewyn Davis
This might not be my favorite movie ever, but it's probably one of the most important one to me personally. There's something very... comforting in a way about how it handles the dark side of pursuing creative work and the way that life can just slap back at you and how much harder it is to succeed when you have a curmudgeonly personality.

Llewyn Davis
I adore that Llewyn is the sort of character who is obviously at least somewhat dedicated to his craft, is pretty good, yet still gets in his own way, and no matter how much he wants it, he just can't get where he wants to be. There's something very poignant about it.

👻 Llewyn starts seeing Mike's ghost wherever he goes.
👻 I always sort of read the ending of the movie with Llewyn stepping outside and getting punched in the face while just feet away Bob Dylan is inside the Gaslight changing folk music forever as a sign that Llewyn will once again, and for always, miss his chance at succeeding at the thing he loves. So... I guess I'd love to see something involving how he feels about failing for good?
💕 Llewyn hangs out with Ulysses and the Gorfeins and actually has a nice time of it for once.
💕 I have no idea what a good day for Llewyn might look like, but I'd love to see one for him.

Mass Effect
👻 The Reapers succeed, though a small number of survivors escape their destruction of the galaxy.

Female Shepard
Ships: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian, Female Shepard/Kasumi Goto, Female Shepard/Samantha Traynor, Female Shepard/Samara, Female Shepard/EDI
Gen: Female Shepard & Thane, Female Shepard & Joker, Female Shepard & Jacob Taylor, Female Shepard & Karen Chakwas

👻 Shepard really was indoctrinated by the Reapers and all the stuff she ended up doing in ME3 only helped to bring about the end of this cycle of civilization.
💕 Shepard spending some down time in and around Anderson's apartment. Maybe she replaces the fish at that sushi joint. Who knows? I love Shepard enjoying fun times with her crew.

Garrus Vakarian
Ships: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian
Gen: Garrus Vakarian & Anyone

👻 Post-ME3, dealing with Shepard having died to save them all.
👻 Shepard lets Garrus kill Sidonis. Garrus feels significantly worse for having done it.
💕 Bonding between Garrus and people in the Normandy crew.

Saints Row
I love the humor of this series, the off-the-wall antics that occur with each release culminating in a protagonist who is the president and must try to save the world from an alien invasion. I pretty much can't think of a better trick or treat themed fandom. It's got everything weird and wonderful in it. I'm really interested in what happens post-Saints Row IV, but I also love anything dealing with the fallout of Johnny's "death" from Saints Row the Third.

Female Boss
Ships: Female Boss/Johnny Gat, Female Boss/Asha Odekar, Female Boss/Burt Reynolds
Gen: Female Boss & Pierce Washington, Female Boss & Shaundi, Female Boss & Keith Anderson, Female Boss & Kenzie Kensington

My favorite thing about the Boss is how much of an enthusiastic nerd she is beneath the hardass exterior and how much she enjoys what she does especially when it causes massive mayhem.

👻 The Boss doesn't take Johnny dying well. What does she do and why?
💕 The Boss finds the last packet of candy corn in the universe and has to decide what to do with it.
💕 The Boss hanging out with anyone in the squad, the more ridiculous the hangout activity, the better. That's a pretty high bar all things considered, but, well. That just means there's nothing too ridiculous, right?

Johnny Gat
Ships: Johnny Gat/Female Boss
Gen: Johnny Gat & Pierce Washington, Johnny Gat & Shaundi

Johnny is one of my favorite characters ever and I would love to see anything about him. He's a badass, but he's also got perspective and he's somehow the heart of the team without being particularly nice or warm. I love how much his absence informs the third game and hurts the other characters and generates tension there for the Boss and Shaundi in particular. And I like how when he manages to come back, he's still a steadying influence.

👻 Johnny really did die, but that's not gonna stop him from saving his friends from Zinyak.
👻 I mean... as of Saints Row IV, they're all hanging out in space, so Johnny and the crew stumble upon Azathoth as they're travelling around once they've defeated Zinyak?
💕 If you're at all inclined toward shipping Johnny and the Boss, I'd love to see anything cute about them. Well, by Saints Row definitions of cute. So wacky hijinks involving guns and aliens are probably a necessity.

Star Wars (Marvel Comics)
👻 AUs where good characters are or become bad guys is welcome
💕 Star Wars-flavored autumn activities is also welcome. Somehow. I'm not sure how well Terex would cooperate, but I'd love to see it if you could get him to!

Ships: Poe Dameron/Terex
Gen: Terex & Phasma, Terex & Leia Organa

👻 Terex does something that pushes Poe Dameron past the point of
💕 Terex starts secretly protecting Poe from getting caught by himself or by people in the First Order because he likes the chase too much

Star Wars Original Trilogy
👻 The Force as a form of cosmic horror will always and forever be one of my favorite things.
👻 Characters turning bad or being bad from the start (i.e. Luke Skywalker becomes a Sith Lord, Leia becomes Empress, etc.)
💕 Fun, autumn-y celebrations

Lando Calrissian
Ships: Lando Calrissian/Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian/Leia Organa, Lando Calrissian/Lobot, Lando Calrissian/Wedge Antilles
Gen: Lando Calrissian & Anybody, especially if they show up in the Lando comic miniseries, but seriously, I would love to see Lando doing anything and interacting with anyone

👻 Lando never lives down the deal he made with Vader, no matter how hard he tries to recover from it.
👻 He and Wedge aren't able to destroy the Death Star II.
💕 Lando teaching someone the finer art of fleecing Han Solo in a game of sabacc.
💕 If you're willing to write ship fic for Lando, I would love any variety of fluff for it. Flirting, getting together for the first time, admitting to feelings. I love all of it.

Leia Organa
Ships: Lando Calrissian/Leia Organa, Leia Organa/Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa/Wedge Antilles
Gen: Leia & Anyone

👻 Even though Leia hasn't been trained as a Jedi, she turns to the Dark Side
💕 Leia deserves all the nice things. Perhaps she and baby Ben and Luke and Han enjoy an autumnal day on Chandrila while Leia's a senator?

Ships: Lando Calrissian/Lobot
Gen: Lando Calrissian & Lobot

👻 Spoilers for the Lando comic miniseries - So if you've read this series, you know Lobot wasn't always the way he is in the original trilogy. I'd love to see something exploring the horror of having your mind overridden by a piece of technology strapped to your head.
💕 A fluffier alternative to the above: Lando figures out a way to help him and fixes it.

Luke Skywalker
Ships: Lando Calrissian/Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa/Luke Skywalker, Luke Skywalker/Wedge Antilles

👻 After Ben falls, Luke is never the same. Maybe he goes dark, too?
💕 I love Luke Skywalker fluff. He's such a good guy that he deserves all the happy situations.
💕 Luke learns a cool trick using the Force and is very pleased with himself.

Wedge Antilles
Ships: Lando Calrissian/Wedge Antilles, Leia Organa/Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker/Wedge Antilles

I really love what the new expanded canon has done to show now loyal Wedge is to the New Republic. If you want to take any inspiration from that, I'd love it.

👻 Similar to one I have for Lando: Wedge is unable to help destroy the Death Star II.
💕 Wedge organizes a celebration as a morale boost.

Suicide Squad
👻 The Suicide Squad battle Bigfoot

I feel like Suicide Squad is probably the greatest fandom for Halloween season shenanigans, so I'd be here for anything of that sort. Seriously, the more ridiculous, the better. Whether magical or not, doesn't matter to me.

Amanda Waller
Ships: Amanda Waller/Floyd Lawton, Amanda Waller/Harleen Quinzel, Amanda Waller/George "Digger" Harkness
Gen: Amanda Waller & Anyone

I love how unrepentantly bad Amanda Waller is in the service of good and how she'll do everything she has to to make things happen the way she wants them to.

👻 Amanda Waller running the squad against a Godzilla-esque monster
💕 I suspect a fluffy situation for Amanda would be saving the world again with her crew of villains. So maybe a post-successful mission celebration?

Floyd Lawton
Ships: Floyd Lawton/Harleen Quinzel, Amanda Waller/Floyd Lawton, Floyd Lawton/Bruce Wayne
Gen: Floyd Lawton & Anyone

👻 How does an assassin like Deadshot take out a ghost/demon/some other non-zombie supernatural creature?
💕 Floyd enjoying a fun day with his daughter

Harleen Quinzel
Ships: Amanda Waller/Harleen Quinzel, Floyd Lawton/Harleen Quinzel

👻 Harley is stuck dealing with a Jersey Devil.
💕 Harley enjoying the fall weather? Maybe a pumpkin spice latte? I don't know.

True Detective
I love moody and I love atmospheric and I love human evil treated in an almost cosmic manner, so... the first season of this show at least was everything I could have hoped for and more.

Rustin "Rust" Cohle
Gen: Rustin "Rust" Cohle & Maggie Hart

I could go on for years about why I love Rust Cohle so much, but suffice it to say that I do. He's such an asshole and all of his pessimism and cynicism is such a wonderfully transparent protective measure that I can't help but care about the guy despite myself.

👻 I've always kind of viewed the ending of the season as an unhappy one... at least as far as Rust was concerned. In the sense that I feel like he would've been happier if he'd gotten to die. I mean, he describes darkness in such a comforting way that I couldn't read it any other way. And then Rust got torn away from that and was brought back to a world that didn't fit with him. There's gotta be some pain for him in that.
👻 If any canon deserved a genuine Lovecraftian horror situation, it's this one. Rust investigating a sacrifice to Cthulhu? A younger Rust joining some nihilistic Lovecraftian cult? I don't know.
💕 Pre-canon work about Rust spending time with his daughter. Or post-canon reunion with his daughter.

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