Oct. 7th, 2013
Another thing I should add: I talk about ships a lot in some of these sections. Please don't feel you need to cram in a pairing when you just want to write about a friendship or a family relationship! Or write characters pursuing evildoers or uncovering conspiracies or what-have-you. You really don't need to shoehorn in romance to make me happy. If my prompts and discussions sound very centered on characters and relationships, that's just the way I tend to think about fandom, not completely reflective of what I'd be happy to read.
( Likes, dislikes, etc. )
Tiger & Bunny: I love this show for its superhero worldbuilding (who pays for the property damage? Corporate sponsors!) its tremendously likable cast, its idealistic take on heroics despite all the advertising, and its gorgeous, fascinating setting. If you're in the US, the entire show can be watched subbed on Hulu, and selected dubbed episodes are also available.
Astro City: Another series I love for its superhero worldbuilding, fascinating setting, idealistic take on superheroics, and huge and intriguing cast of characters.
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay: Going in the opposite direction from superhero worldbuilding, to the people who create the superheroes... Except all the characters live out some of the same issues of identity and self-invention, even if Joe's the one with the full, deglamorized superhero experience.
Dangan Ronpa: I would never have anticipated I'd get so emotional about murderous high-school students in a game I still have not actually played firsthand. The Let's Play is available here; I haven't read the manga version or Dangan Ronpa IF yet.
( Kirigiri, Celes, Aoi, Sakura )
Super Dangan Ronpa 2: And speaking of murderous high school students who make me very emotional...
( I have some spoiler-free prompts, too )
Some of my requests for this fandom are spoilery as fuck. So spoilery that, in consideration of the fact that many people are sticking to Orenronen's translation and some of them may be reading this letter, I'm putting the bulk of the requests for this game in an entirely separate entry. Don't click on the link to it unless you’ve read or played the entirety of Super Dangan Ronpa 2. The Orenronen translation is mirrored on Tumblr, and in the full-spoilers section I have links to the further-along LPs I used for reference.
And now that this letter is more than long enough to be a Yuletide fic in its own right, or maybe three Yuletide fics, I'm shutting up. I hope this overabundance of chatter is helpful rather than paralyzing, and I hope you enjoy writing -- it's always a little scary but it shouldn't be stressful! There are lots of things I like, in that giant wad of verbiage up there. You could probably ignore all of them and find a completely new one by accident.
While at one point it wasn't, anon commenting is now turned on if you have questions.