Nov. 18th, 2011

rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
Here we are again, another year, another request for the New Avengers... )


I recently reread Terry Pratchett's Nation and I got to thinking )


Without a Clue )

And then there's Tris. )

I read everything from angst to farce, every rating, gen, het, and slash, serious or silly, and I love a good fandom trope done with the glee it deserves. I'm generally good with humor or brightfic, but I do have some things I'm wary of on the more serious end of the scale. Dark!heroes need to be written exceptionally well for example, with the barest of twists from canon characterization (more like shadowy than actually dark, if that makes any sense), and I'm awfully fussy about genderbent characters, because it's so difficult to manage it without losing the essential nature of the character and still having the new gender feel like it wasn't plastered on. I squick on incest, pederasty and torture, unless the perpetrators are clearly bad guys and even then I don't want details, thanks. I've never seen a story labelled "hatesex" that I wanted to click through to read, and I'm wary of secretive adultery although I'm perfectly happy with cheerful non-monogamy when everyone knows the score. I generally want comfort with my hurt, and for this yuletide I truly do want an hopeful ending if you've delved into the angst bucket.

Thank you!
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
Here we are again, another year, another request for the New Avengers... )


I recently reread Terry Pratchett's Nation and I got to thinking )


Without a Clue )

And then there's Tris. )

I read everything from angst to farce, every rating, gen, het, and slash, serious or silly, and I love a good fandom trope done with the glee it deserves. I'm generally good with humor or brightfic, but I do have some things I'm wary of on the more serious end of the scale. Dark!heroes need to be written exceptionally well for example, with the barest of twists from canon characterization (more like shadowy than actually dark, if that makes any sense), and I'm awfully fussy about genderbent characters, because it's so difficult to manage it without losing the essential nature of the character and still having the new gender feel like it wasn't plastered on. I squick on incest, pederasty and torture, unless the perpetrators are clearly bad guys and even then I don't want details, thanks. I've never seen a story labelled "hatesex" that I wanted to click through to read, and I'm wary of secretive adultery although I'm perfectly happy with cheerful non-monogamy when everyone knows the score. I generally want comfort with my hurt, and for this yuletide I truly do want an hopeful ending if you've delved into the angst bucket.

Thank you!
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