scribblemyname’s general likes/dislikes for giftfic

General squicks, triggers, and loves by category.

General:

I like

  • deep characterization and backstory
  • family
  • deep platonic bonds
  • worldbuilding
  • chosen family
  • digging into a character’s mental/emotional space
  • asexual romance
  • romance
  • established relationships
  • developing trust
  • character studies
  • identity exploration (e.g. Natasha figuring herself out separate from the Black Widow persona)
  • character competence
  • fluff
  • angst
  • situational humor
  • dance
  • exceptional sword-wielding
  • tea
  • cats
  • music
  • geeking out on technology and science or language (I adore language and words!) whenever appropriate (and sometimes when it isn’t)

Please don’t write

General:

  • embarrassment
  • horror
  • character or ideology bashing
  • smut without any buildup or characterization first
  • on-screen uncensored profanity
  • body-related humor

I’m fine with knowing they’re happening, just g-rated descriptions please:

  • graphic violence or gore
  • graphic description of open wounds
  • sickness-related yuck
  • I also have no problem with assassination but do have a problem with murder. I know. Fine line.

With exceptions:

  • betrayal/infidelity (except where canonical)
  • tragedy/deathfic (mentions of canonical deaths fine)

Style/Structure:

I like

  • any length from drabble to epic
  • poetry
  • N+1 fics
  • mixed media
  • interactive fiction
  • traditional narrative
  • footnotes, especially linked footnotes
  • multi-language fics with translations, including binary or canon-specific stuff
  • I’m open to every person and tense.

Please don’t make

  • readerfic
  • scripts
  • teleplays
  • podfics or audio-dependent formats (audio on the side like a fanmix is fine)

Tropes:

I like

  • superhumans
  • living weapons
  • competence
  • soulmates
  • soulmarks (not names)
  • soulbonds
  • secret relationship
  • sharing a bed
  • domestic fic
  • holiday fic
  • arranged marriage
  • fake marriage
  • friends to lovers
  • rivals to lovers
  • AIs and androids and living ships, etc. (no fleshy ships please)
  • accidental relationships
  • time travel with consequences
  • fantasy AUs
  • missing sense especially deafness or blindness
  • animal transformations/shapeshifter
  • brainwashing
  • amnesia
  • I like well thought out crossovers and the occasional fusion, canon-divergent AUs more than total AUs.

I don’t mind

  • coffee shop AU
  • school AU
  • reincarnation
  • historical AU

Please don’t write

  • alternate gender norms
  • mind control
  • zombies
  • supernatural
  • daemons
  • post-apocalyptic
  • instalove

Kinks:

I like

  • bondage
  • breathplay
  • sensory deprivation
  • bloodplay
  • weapons play, especially a weapon typically associated with the character, e.g. Hawkeye and arrows
  • delayed orgasm
  • some D/s
  • situational power dynamics type dub-con
  • phone sex
  • wall sex
  • girl on top
  • very very quiet sex
  • using powers during sex
  • consensual somnophilia
  • voyeurism

I’ll read but am not a fan of

  • pain play
  • dirty talk (like: where one partner is telling the other what to do or one partner talking the other through sex like in this fic or this fic, don’t like: stock porn phrases, e.g. “I’m so wet for you”, “I want your big cock inside me”, etc.)
  • oral
  • cock rings/cages

Please don’t write

  • scat
  • water sports
  • bodily fluids other than blood (am fine knowing there’s fluids in sex, just don’t want to read any loving descriptions at all)
  • lifestyle D/s
  • ageplay
  • mpreg
  • consent play
  • incest
  • underage
  • a/b/o
  • straight up dub-con

Art:

I like 

  • so many art styles:
    • line art
    • pen and ink
    • pencil drawings
    • colored pencils
    • paint
    • watercolor
    • digital art
    • etc.
  • my favorite things in art:
    • awe-inspiring realistic with vibrant colors and sharp or soft edges
    • line art / ink / pencil theme pieces that pick up visual symbols of the characters
    • cute stylized fluff pieces with romance or humor in mind
    • illustrative art that captures a scene or moment of fic or canon
    • illustration of my own fic
    • landscapes or still lifes of any of the scenery or environments or architecture, etc. of any of my science fiction or fantasy canons

Please don’t draw

  • any of my general, trope, or kink-related DNWs
  • emaciated character styling
  • really red noses
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