BSD Spring Fling 2019 Letter

General squicks, triggers, and loves by category.

General

General Likes

  • tea
  • cats
  • established relationships with a ton of history behind them
  • expanding on the worldbuilding or character or relationship history
  • characters’ canonical competence—whether that’s watching them acquire their skills or ply them
  • characters geeking out on the things they love
  • languages or communicating around not sharing one
  • the aftermath of or recovery from or learning to live with permanent or major disability or injury
Worldbuilding

I love it when stories incorporate cultural details, details on how the world works like the economy, industry, religion, or social circles and rules, and language details, whether that’s just the acknowledgement of how language is used or actual other language in-fic. I prefer getting dropped into a fully formed world that doesn’t always bother to explain everything, and love it when differing cultures and viewpoints within the world clash. I adore internally consistent pseudo-science and technobabble, origin stories, alternate races, and well-developed power systems for magic, technology.

With superhumans, I love things that explore how abilities work under the hood, how to train them or master them, and love digging into experimentation backstories and the consequences of the rules of how power works.

If there are magical or technological artifacts or objects in canon, I love exploration of those and consequences and extrapolations from whatever canonical details we have, e.g. the Dresden Slate of K or the anacapa drive of the Diving Series. I want to know so much more about either.

Magic/Power Systems

I’m equally in love with superhumans and fantastical “science fiction” abilities and science developed to the point of being magic or with fantasy creatures like fairies and dragons and actual magic systems whether predictable and following rules or wild and unpredictable, so go with whatever you love best or makes more sense to you. I’m also happy with handwaves for how a magic or science fiction premise works so long as the way it works is internally consistent.

Character Study/Development

I love seeing what makes characters tick and exploring how their particular upbringing or culture or biology or power makes them who they are or gives them challenges to overcome. I love watching characters figure out who they are or where they belong, learning who they are when something fundamental about their view of themself changes, or how they hold onto who they are in the face of others who either oppose or support them. I love seeing how their relationships, whether family, friends, or lovers, figure into all of that.

“Just Met” Get Together Shipfic

I love relationship fics where characters have real differences in personalities, temperaments, cultures, even morals and values that they have to work through in order to have a relationship, where what keeps them apart aren’t silly misunderstandings but having to get to know each other and overcome trust issues or their own personal emotional difficulties. I would love to see sex in these stories but preferably after it’s been earned. If you just get them to the kissing stage, that’s fine too and I love a good kissing scene!

“Know Each Other Well” Get Together Shipfic

I love pining! I love characters being in the situation where nakedness or vulnerability could come up and the pining character feels awkward or horrified but turned on because the other party doesn’t know their true feelings. I love when they don’t want to ruin their relationship or truly believe it’s unrequited and it’s not just stupidity that they don’t say something. I love it when both are in the same boat and it’s mutual or when it’s truly one-sided, so long as the friendship or partnership survives them deciding whether or not they love the other one back, regardless of which they choose. I love platonically married partners or estranged friends that could have been more and now get another shot at reconciling their differences and becoming something more. I love it messy and angsty and complicated and knowing each other enough to hurt each other, and I love it leavened with some gentle humor if I can get it and a happy ending.

Established Relationships

I absolutely love established relationships where you can feel the history between them—in little things they know about each other or do around each other without even thinking about it, in inside references and little details showing up throughout that imply stories we aren’t being told right now. I love it when there’s palpable tension between two people that are on the outs for any reason, where they gloss over big discussions or use a simple line or detail to stand in for a whole story or chunk of history. I prefer not to have “as you know Bob” coredumps on history, though I don’t mind exposition here and there. I love tension and these longstanding pet peeves to also show up, where just because they’ve been together a long time or known each other forever, doesn’t mean they always get along without having to work at it.

General DNWs

  • crossdressing
  • genderswap
  • embarrassment
  • horror
  • surprise scares
  • zombies
  • vampires
  • amputation
  • maiming
  • puncture wounds or gaping wounds
  • mind control
  • witchcraft terminology (non-witchcraft magic systems are fine)
  • body-related humor
  • sickness-related yuck
  • bodily fluids other than blood
  • non-canonical infidelity/cheating or other betrayal
  • graphic violence or gore
  • unrequested non-canonical or open relationships
  • unrequested non-canonical character death
  • I also have no problem with assassination but do have a problem with murder. I know. Fine line.

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Kinks

Kink Likes

  • foreplay, body worship
  • arousal / desperate arousal
  • biting, nipping
  • bondage
  • breathplay
  • sensory deprivation / blindfolds
  • bloodplay (I like both blood from rough sex/knives and biting but get squicked by bites that draw more than a little blood)
  • weapons play (especially the weapons associated with a particular character) with clean wounds
  • delayed orgasm
  • overstimulation
  • non-lifestyle D/s (prefer spoiling and praise to humiliation)
  • situational power dynamics or sex pollen / compromised consent type dub-con
  • phone sex
  • wall sex
  • pinning people against walls with knives leads to sex
  • girl on top
  • very very quiet sex
  • using powers during sex
  • wing kink
  • consensual somnophilia
  • voyeurism
  • heat sex / mating cycles / kemmer / canon-compliant a/b/o, first time heat
Alpha/Beta/Omega Preferences

I’m into scenting, knotting, desperate heat sex, desperate arousal, possessive nesting or cuddling, and did I mention desperation? Also love claiming with bites or temporary soulbond lite, do like description of scents and pheromones, lots of body worship because the heat’s made someone irresistible, and enjoy a bit of a case of dysphoria or body horror over how their body is out of their control and really doesn’t care about what they want intellectually.

If there’s a beta in the ship, I prefer betas that are considered part of the ideal threesome and aren’t sidelined as caretaker or “normal.” I prefer if a/b/o gender does not overwrite canon personality, people can still fight their instincts if that’s in character for them, and attraction is to particular alphas, betas, or omegas, not just anyone at all of the right secondary gender. Prefer no unrequested pregnancy, systemic oppression of and prejudice toward omegas, and please don’t use any dog/wolf/puppy terminology or focus on scent “glands” (scent fine), kinking on breeding the omega, or “presenting”.

Kink DNWs

I’ll read but am not a fan of oral sex or cock rings/cages. If you need them to make a requested kink or trope work, it’s fine but preferably not for their own sake.

Please don’t use

  • stock porn phrases in dirty talk
  • scat
  • water sports
  • sex toys
  • bodily fluids other than blood (am fine knowing there’s fluids in sex, just don’t want to read any graphic descriptions at all)
  • lifestyle D/s
  • ageplay
  • mpreg
  • humiliation
  • consent play
  • unrequested incest
  • unrequested underage
  • non-canon compliant a/b/o or anti-omega prejudice
  • unrequested non-situational dub-con
  • the endearment “babe” or “baby” if not canonical

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Tropes

Trope Likes

  • superhumans
  • wingfic (especially feathered wings)
  • living weapons
  • competence
  • soulmates, soulmarks (not names), soulbonds
  • hurt/comfortverse (where the need to comfort is directed toward those one cares about, not just everybody ever)
  • secret relationships
  • sharing a bed
  • domestic fic
  • holiday fic
  • arranged marriage, fake marriage
  • friends/rivals to lovers
  • AIs and androids and living ships, etc. (no fleshy bio ships please, prefer metal)
  • accidental relationships
  • time travel with consequences
  • fantasy/mythology AUs
  • missing sense (especially deafness or blindness)
  • animal transformations/shapeshifter
  • brainwashing recovery/aftermath
  • amnesia
  • crossovers/fusions with a focus on worldbuilding or how the new characters change the shape of the world and story
  • canon-divergent AUs

Trope DNWs

  • unrequested alternate gender norms
  • mind control (even canonical)
  • zombies
  • supernatural
  • daemons
  • post-apocalyptic
  • instalove

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Style/Structure

Style/Structure Likes

  • any length from drabble to epic
  • poetry
  • N+1 fics
  • mixed media
  • interactive fiction
  • traditional narrative
  • footnotes (especially linked)
  • multi-language fics with translations including binary or canon-specific stuff
  • any person or tense

Style/Structure DNWs

  • readerfic
  • scripts
  • teleplays
  • podfics
  • most audio-dependent formats (exception is fanmixes / fanvids)

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Art

Art Likes

Would adore art of anything I’ve written in any fandom.

I love so many art styles: line art, pen and ink, pencil drawings, colored pencils, paint, watercolor, digital art, etc. I’d say my favorite things in art tend to be the 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, and cute stylized fluff pieces with romance or humor in mind. I also adore illustrative art that captures a scene or moment of fic or canon. I would absolutely love landscapes or still lifes of any of the scenery or environments or architecture, etc. of any of my fantasy canons or the home environments of requested characters.

For character / relationship shots, I love depictions of characters using their powers or signature weapons or skills, and I love relationship shots that capture soft moments or antagonistic tension or one person being shocked at receiving a kiss or snuggling or sleeping together in the bed or watching over someone sleep or cooking with or for each other.

Art DNWs

Please don’t draw any of my general, trope, or kink-related DNWs. Also, emaciated character styling or really red noses.

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Characters + Relationships

Dazai Osamu/Nakahara Chuuya

Fandom-Specific DNW: calling Dazai “Osamu”

SFW: I love their antagonism, their banter (which I’m not as good at writing, please go all out if that’s your thing!), and conflicted feelings or hiding their caring under the opposite. I’d love to see more of Dark Era Chuuya and Dazai, even if it’s a little shippy but they’re not together at all. I’d love to see them pining without even realizing it and trying to take care of each other and learning about each other and developing that crazy unshakable trust that doesn’t quite line up with their antipathy. I’d love to see them flirting with knives and insults and guns and missions and breaking into each other’s apartment and making bets and being teenagers.

NSFW: I like switching or Chuuya topping. I like that Dazai wins on the manipulation/tactics front, but Chuuya tends to outclass him physically. I like the idea of rough sex with these two.

I’d love to see you make use of Chuuya’s choker. (I’m also very attached to his gloves.) And by manhandling and wall sex, I mean Chuuya putting Dazai up against a wall, preferably with a knife. Pretty please. And feel free to add Chuuya dealing with his ability making itself known and Corruption tempting and things rattling around him as Dazai has to keep touching him to keep things sane. Whether their comfort is delivered wrapped in antagonism or not. Ahem.

I’m always a sucker for soulbonds and heats, and it was actually a Dazai/Chuuya fic that got me started on aphrodisiacs. I love amnesia, whether that’s forgetting the relationship they have or getting together because they forgot they’re broken/enemies. Biting and inappropriate use of walls are just about bulletproof.

From a teen perspective if Chuuya gets his first heat and trusts Dazai to help him through it (because riding out a first heat isn’t a good idea or whatever) and Dazai’s fascinated enough by him to want to, but it’s complicated and they still have their bucketloads of antagonism and potential dubcon, but Chuuya’s rationalizing it like working together, as a part of their partnership where they’re really good at it anyway. Maybe they always do heats together because they don’t do vulnerable to other people in general and nobody’s calling anybody on the fact they’re both using it as an excuse to deal with all the tension they have anyway.

For things like desperate arousal, extended foreplay, first heat, etc., I really love it when there’s this vivid description of how everything feels and the way it intensifies. That kind of description is catnip enough that while, for the sake of my faves, I want them to get off, I’m just as happy just reading that alone. I love uncontrolled/uncontrollable desire and the kind of desperate involuntary frottage, touching, kissing, biting, tasting that can result from that. The more desperate and intense, the better.

Non-con NSWF: Preferably in the dark age of Double Black, I could see non-con kissing going either way as a power play sort of thing. I fell in love with non-con body worship of Dazai during consensual sex from a fic I read and would gladly read a lot more of that where the sex was consensual, the body worship was not. I could see initial consent turned to non-con going either way. And guilty pleasure, Dazai instigating non-con somnophilia on Chuuya as teen experimenting/fascinated by his partner type thing.

AU: Chuuya joined the ADA instead or first. With Fukuzawa and tea. And reluctantly admitting having Dazai join too isn’t totally undesirable.

Dazai dragged Chuuya with him when he left the Port Mafia: Maybe Dazai just kidnaps Chuuya when he leaves and the fallout from this massively inspired and terrible decision making but they’re both out of the Mafia.

Characters as Gods AU: Bulletproof for me. Do whatever. I tend to prefer Dazai as a god of death and Chuuya as either the god of calamity or still housing / being avatar for one and being the god of passion or something like that.

School for the Gifted AU: All of these people with abilities as students at a school just for abilities. I’d love to see just about any version of this with a focus on the abilities over the mundane aspects please.

Space Pirates AU: The Port Mafia would make excellent space pirates. Just saying.

Superhumans Temp Agency: Using abilities for regular life is such a fun idea and I would love to see life go crazy and fun in this AU.

Character’s Consciousness Time Travels: Future Self in Relationship with Unexpected Person: Because the very idea of this is precious and I’d love to see all the awkwardness and realizing why they fell in love and going back and initiating things.

Crossovers/FusionsFate Holy Grail War AU: Whether the Port Mafia, ADA, government, House of Rats, etc. are in a Grail War summoning Servants or my favorite characters are Servants summoned by Fate characters.

Star Trek Voyager AU: Port Mafia as Maquis and ADA as Starfleet.

Machineries of Empire AU: With Chuuya as a Kel and Dazai as a Shuos, whether seconded in or riding in his head like Jedao and Cheris. And as shippy as possible, even if you go the disembodied route.

Art: using their abilities or Chuuya using his knife, relationship shots that capture soft moments or antagonistic tension or one person being shocked at receiving a kiss or snuggling or sleeping together in the bed or watching over someone sleep or cooking with or for each other or cherry blossom viewing or domestic antagonistic bliss (like moving in or decorating or curtain shopping while Dazai’s getting on Chuuya’s last nerve). I really love Chuuya’s cute ‘huh?’ face when he’s checking something out, like when he looked down at his shoes because Dazai said he liked them (before he took it back).

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Dazai Osamu/Nakahara Chuuya/Oda Sakunosuke

SFW: I got sold on this threesome by an amazing suicide-murder fic and a cute Chuuya kisses Oda to make Dazai jealous and he ends up taking care of two overly drunk teenagers fic and there’s so little out there. Oda and Chuuya taking care of Dazai, Dazai wanting Oda to take care of Chuuya, or an ill-advised drinking contest, or whatever you can think of.

NSFW: I prefer switching or Chuuya topping. I either like Chuuya and Oda being more experienced than Dazai sexually or Dazai having had a lot of sex with women but almost none with men.

Chuuya wanting Oda to help him make Dazai jealous or Dazai doing the same and them ending up in a threesome.

AU: Poly soulmates AU. AU where Oda doesn’t die. Married Husbands Wanting Divorce/Computer-Assigned Compatible Third Spouse to Save Marriage with Dazai/Chuuya being the starting couple. Alpha/beta/omega relationship where all three are necessary and equally important to the relationship, whether it’s assigned, for heat benefits, or they got there on their own somehow. If going a/b/o, I’d rather Dazai was either not the alpha or Chuuya was a seriously experienced omega and Dazai inexperienced, while also maintaining his usual confidence about things despite not being the physical powerhouse.

Art: fighting or working together in the Mafia or the ADA (wild fantasy AU, I know), first kiss with or without surprise, sleeping together in the bed / spooning, taking care of each other, bandaging up wounds, saving Dazai from some harebrained scheme, cherry blossom viewing, some sort of soulmates / soulmarks imagery, characters as gods

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Dazai Osamu & Fukuzawa Yukichi & Nakahara Chuuya, Dazai Osamu/Fukuzawa Yukichi, Fukuzawa Yukichi/Nakahara Chuuya, Izumi Kyouka & Nakahara Chuuya & Ozaki Kouyou, Nakahara Chuuya & Ozaki Kouyou, Izumi Kyouka & Ozaki Kouyou

SFW Fic or Art: Dazai, Fukuzawa, Chuuya, and tea. Okay, Fukuzawa and any of them and tea. Kouyou and Kyouka and Chuuya and tea, over the years or all at once. I am here for the tea. And the characters. And their relationships. And all the stuff going on under the hood and in their heads as they form connections and just more of that good stuff.

An exploration of their family-like relationships whether canonical or AU. I love these characters and what they’ve got going in canon and just about any elaboration thereof.

Characters experiencing control over their ability for the first time or learning/training their abilities. All the hurt/comfort and learning to trust.

AUSchool for the Gifted AU: Where Fukuzawa runs it and blesses all the passers through that end up staying. Or rival schools with the Port Mafia. Or Kouyou escapes the Mafia with Chuuya and/or Kyouka and brings them to his school. You know, I’m not picky.

Hurtcomfortverse: Hurt/comfortverse AU where everyone feels a need to give or receive comfort. Like other orientation-based things, the need to comfort doesn’t have to be applied to everyone, just the people the character cares about, though empathy/compassion amped up as comfort-giver would probably make them more forgiving or wanting to offer comfort to even enemies. I’d be interested in whichever alignments you want to use, but I’d kind of love to see Chuuya as someone who needs comfort rather than someone who gives it. I definitely see Fukuzawa as a likely comforter.

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Izumi Kyouka & Lucy Maud Montgomery, Akutagawa Ryuunosuke & Izumi Kyouka & Nakajima Atsushi, Lucy Maud Montgomery & Yosano Akiko

SFW Fic or Art: I love the trio from Dead Apple, and I love both of the girls and I want Lucy to be able to make a good new life for herself, and for some reason, I’d love to see her get some mentorship/friendship from Yosano. I’d adore seeing a friendship develop between Lucy and Kyouka. Maybe post-anime where they frequent the little place Lucy works now. Chazuki, tofu, and tea. Any kind of mission/adventure fic for Akutagawa, Kyouka, and Atsushi, or just their developing relationship as things are now and key moments along the way.

NSFW: I’d be happy with shippy between the peers. Experimentation and first times fic? Awkward but sweet.

AU: Steampunk or Space or Pirates/Privateers AU, Soulmates/Soulbonds/Soulmarks, or the Characters are Gods.

Crossovers/FusionsFate Holy Grail War AU: Whether the Port Mafia, ADA, government, House of Rats, etc. are in a Grail War summoning Servants or my favorite characters are Servants summoned by Fate characters.

Leverage AU: Feel free to drag in characters from any of the main organizations to make a crew.

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Akutagawa Gin/Tachihara Michizou

SFW Fic or Art: I love the antagonistic working relationship they had in their introduction in the anime, and he’d never heard her talk and didn’t know she was a girl by then, and she was basically all knives at him. I’d love to see them meeting each other, working together, being hostile prickly but on the same side and more of that tension explored.

NSFW: Tachihara’s pining after someone and Gin gives him a handjob when he still thinks she’s a girl that gets his mind off it. Whether or not it was his idea or she gave him much time to protest.

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Nakahara Chuuya, Ozaki Kouyou, Lucy Maud Montgomery

Fandom-Specific DNW: non-Japanese Chuuya (if human)

SFW Fic or Art: All three of these have such short screentime relatively, and I love them so much. I would love more exploration of Chuuya’s canonical backstory or his path to becoming Mafia Executive, not just as a partner to Dazai but coming up with Kouyou and as an individual. I’d love to see exploration of his Ability and how it affects him, considering he feels disconnected from his body and so much like a product of Arahabaki more than his own person. Also see the bit below about A5158.

I would love to see more about Kouyou’s path. I haven’t read all the manga, so maybe I’m missing the bit about Kouyou controlling brothels, but the anime definitely put her as in charge of the torture and interrogations squads, and she’s ruthless in her attempts to save Kyouka from her own experience trying to leave the Mafia (and Mori’s kill order for the ADA) and the way both Chuuya and Dazai call her Ane-san, I would love to know more about her and her story. She’s complicated and interesting and hardcore in both her ability and her position in the Mafia.

I want to see more of Lucy post-canon, finding herself and her place. I wouldn’t mind also seeing some of her backstory of how she climbed ranks in the Guild and her position there and whatever friends she did make.

For art for any of them, I’d love to see them happy or with some of the people they care about.

Worldbuilding: Ability User A5158 | Arahabaki: Okay, so technically this is about one character, but I’m really interested in the worldbuilding. How they captured a god to use as an ability? This whole ability-grafting program? Was he supposed to be a Hunting Dog? Was Chuuya a person before they grafted him and Arahabaki or was he generated by the incident that separated him from part of Arahabaki? How much of For the Tainted Sorrow was his before he acquired Corruption, if any of it? What did they do to him? I want to know everything about this program and what happened and Dazai not required but I don’t mind throwing in how come he can’t turn off Lovecraft but he can turn off Arahabaki? Details, I need details.

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