DJ, you have excellent taste in music and I already think you're awesome because you'll be writing something for me in this weird and wonderful exchange.General likes/dislikes/things that are good to know
The songs I requested are mostly sung by men, but you have my express permission and encouragement for all songs to adjust the narrators' gender as you see fit.
Optional details are optional, which is to say: The list of things I enjoy and the prompts further down are mostly my thoughts about the questions that these songs prompt in myself/what I think they are about, and they might give you a starting point if you don't have one. If you get a different vibe from them, or you already have an idea for a fic based on one of these songs, then feel free to disregard the prompt, check the list of cautions and run with what you have.
If you want to cross over any of the worlds in the songs I've requested, please go ahead.I enjoy:
- Fantasy! Urban, low or high, as long as there is some kind of magic involved, I'll read it. I enjoy all kinds of supernatural and mythological beasties/beings, from teens who have a touch of magic to full-on werewolves/fae/whathaveyou. Fantasy is a great way of taking the more cryptic song lyrics literally and making a story out of that.
- Strong friendships and familial relationships, and alternative interpretations of romantic tropes. In general, any relationship that isn't built on the monogamous romantic template - I hope the prompts will explain this further in terms of the actual songs' themes.
- Subversion. Things like telling the same story from a different point of view or with a different emphasis. Or, as explained above, taking a metaphor literally.
- Dark fic. A few prompts are on the darker side, and I welcome those kinds of interpretations just as much as I welcome the happy, fluffy side of things. (Basically, I'm easily pleased.)Caution with:
I'm fortunate enough to not have triggers but I like advance warning, so as long as you put a trigger warning for things that need them, I'll probably be fine. However, I would strongly prefer to not read any sexual encounters that aren't consensual, any heavy kink, or anything too violent. Death is fine as long as it's warned for.
I hope this gives you an idea if the kinds of things I like to read. If you're looking for the song-specific prompts, read on!( Collapse )
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