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Hello, I’m [livejournal.com profile] polkad0tting (polkadot on AO3). Welcome to my little world! You’re already my new favorite person for volunteering to write or draw in one of my fandoms. :)

I have lots of old letters from many different exchanges, so if you’d like more insight and/or ideas about what I enjoy (particularly in sports-fic), please do feel free to poke through them.

Like list:

I think the most basic like I have is “affection”. That can take both platonic and romantic forms. If you write me a story about people who have genuine affection for each other, I’ll love it no matter what the plot is. Platonic friendships full of laughter, falling-in-love, comfortable established relationships – I love it all. Banter and bromance and bro-romances are all my jams. (Using bromance as gender-neutral here – sismance sounds quite strange.)

• Basic: SPORTS, friends-to-lovers, falling in love, comfortable established relationships filled with affection and in-jokes, couples kicking butt together and saving the team (and then picking up the drycleaning on the way home), people knowing each other really well, banter, emotional support, plans, plans that don’t go according to plan, working together and using different strengths, coming-out stories, five-times fics, sports (did I mention sports?!)
• In romance: Snark, banter, fond teasing, zaniness, affection laced with humor, snuggling in bed, having sex on sports equipment.
• In porn: Kissing, exploring a partner’s body, unexpected erogenous zones, talking during sex, sex that doesn’t go quite right but they run with it and make it awesome anyway, incoherent noises, morning sex, well-developed biceps and shoulders, fingering that's enjoyed for itself, wall-sex, multiple orgasms, laughter.

Squick list
• Basic: Infidelity, bullying, cruel jokes, noncon, dubcon, incest (see note), bestiality, underage, character death, graphic descriptions of character injury, Ryan Lochte.
• In romance: Gaslighting, characters who are in love but don’t seem to really like each other very much, A/B/O.
• In porn: Pain being inflicted as a kink, bad dirty talk (if not joked about by the participants), someone not caring about their partner's comfort and pleasure.
• Note re incest: I do occasionally have an incest ship, in this case Renaud/Valentin. I do however have a few severe squicks involving some common incest dynamics, so if you’re interested in writing Renaud/Valentin (yay!!!), please check out this post for more info.

Two final general notes:

1) Infidelity is in my squick list. In cases where a character has a RL partner, I would prefer for this exchange that we pretend that the RL relationship never existed, or ended amicably some time before. (If writing a shippy fic, that is. If it’s gen, RL partner can exist but please only be mentioned in passing.)

2) Some of these athletes come from countries where homosexuality is either not accepted, or where it would at least be difficult to be a gay athlete (and particularly in a team context). In real life, if they were gay they would almost surely stay closeted. I’m okay with either a) this same dynamic in fic (staying closeted, worrying about being accepted by teammates, even internalized homophobia), as long as the story itself has a happy ending, or b) non-realism on the small scale (they’re secure & happy in their sexuality, all their friends & teammates accept them, it’s not an issue at all, etc.) No public coming-out fics for athletes from homophobic countries, though – it would give me anxiety to think about Nikita coming out and being attacked by Putin, for instance.

My requests:

* Olympics RPF (Ashton Eaton/Kévin Mayer, Chad les Clos/Michael Phelps, Chen Aisen & Qiu Bo, Chen Aisen/Qiu Bo, Katie Ledecky/Simone Manuel, Nathan Adrian/Chad les Clos, Nathan Adrian/Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian/Simone Manuel, Renaud Lavillenie & Valentin Lavillenie, Renaud Lavillenie/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Renaud Lavillenie/Kévin Mayer, Renaud Lavillenie/Valentin Lavillenie, Tom Daley & Qiu Bo, Tom Daley/Qiu Bo, Usain Bolt/Andre de Grasse, Usain Bolt/Andre de Grasse/Wayde van Niekerk, Usain Bolt/Wayde van Niekerk, Valentin Lavillenie/Thiago Braz da Silva)

* Gymnastics RPF (Danell Levya & Oleg Verniaiev, Danell Leyva/Oleg Verniaiev, David Belyavskiy/Oleg Verniaiev, Kenzo Shirai/Nikita Nagornyy, Kenzo Shiral & Nikita Nagornyy, Kohei Uchimura & Kenzo Shirai, Kohei Uchimura/Kenzo Shirai, Nikita Nagornyy/Oleg Verniaiev, Kohei Uchimura/Oleg Verniaiev)

* NFL RPF (Aaron Rodgers/Original Male Character, Dak Prescott/Ezekiel Elliot, Dak Prescott/Tony Romo, Eli Apple/Odell Beckham Jr., Odell Beckham Jr./Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr./Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr./Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr./Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr./Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr./Jarvis Landry)

* Star Trek AOS (Ben Sulu/Hikaru Sulu, Gaila/Jaylah, Gaila/Scotty, Gaila/ Uhura, Kirk/McCoy, Jaylah/Scotty, McCoy/Spock, Kirk/McCoy & Spock, Kirk/McCoy & The Enterprise Bridge Crew, McCoy/Spock & Kirk)

* Crossovers (Beyoncé/Serena, Hermione/Uhura, Edmund Pevensie & Peter Wimsey, Evy (The Mummy)/Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones), Indiana Jones/Rick O’Connell (The Mummy)

Olympics RPF
Relationships: Ashton Eaton/Kévin Mayer, Chad les Clos/Michael Phelps, Chen Aisen & Qiu Bo, Chen Aisen/Qiu Bo, Katie Ledecky/Simone Manuel, Nathan Adrian/Chad les Clos, Nathan Adrian/Katie Ledecky, Nathan Adrian/Simone Manuel, Renaud Lavillenie & Valentin Lavillenie, Renaud Lavillenie/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Renaud Lavillenie/Kévin Mayer, Renaud Lavillenie/Valentin Lavillenie, Tom Daley & Qiu Bo, Tom Daley/Qiu Bo, Usain Bolt/Andre de Grasse, Usain Bolt/Andre de Grasse/Wayde van Niekerk, Usain Bolt/Wayde van Niekerk, Valentin Lavillenie/Thiago Braz da Silva

I love the Olympics! This may seem like a huge and widely varied grab bag of ships, but I really like them all and will be thrilled with fic or art for any of them. I’ve requested most of them in past exchanges, so if you want additional prompts for any particular pairing, please do check out my Yuletide letter and Trick or Treat letter from last year. All those prompts are still completely fair game.

In the meantime, here’s some more general prompts to get you started!

* Sports competitions can go on for hours. What’s happening during the waiting-around time?
* Work hard, party hard!
* The push-pull between in-competition competitiveness and out-of-competition closeness.
* The mutual-support society many athletes have with their competitors.
* How casual friendships deepen over time and change as people change.
* Strength and athleticism in bed as a major turn-on.
* Pranks, shenanigans, tricks, goofing-off, etc.
* A pair having to figure out what it means that they keep falling into bed together.
* Competition bets – not monetary, but forfeits (gen) or sex bets (shippy).
* Coming-out fic (privately or publicly).
* First-time fic.
* What’s it like to be in a relationship with a competitor?
* Happily-ever-after fic! In every sports fandom, I’m a sucker for “what if X’s every sporting dream came true?”
* Hurt/comfort after an injury.
* Hurt/comfort after a loss or bad performance.
* Surely athletes who wear skimpy/skintight clothing know how much audiences enjoy the free peep show! Do they play into that, tease each other about it, know who makes the fans swoon the most, joke about each other’s fancy Speedo designs, etc.?
* Olympics!! And all the plots that come with the Olympics. (including fraternization in the Olympic Village, but also things like the nerves that come with competing for your country, the amazing feeling of getting a medal for your country and seeing your flag be raised, making friends standing in line for free McDonald’s, awkward conversations with doping control officers because they came to test you right after you peed and now you’re stuck with them for hours, flirting & making friends across language barriers, watching other sports, trying out other sports & sucking at them, etc. etc. etc.)
* Ladies putting the moves on guys and the guys liking it. (Particularly to Nathan Adrian.)
* Chad le Clos being insufferable and hilarious and insufferably hilarious.
* Respect and hero-worship turning into the horizontal tango.
* Athletes being competitive about sex (because they obviously have competitive personalities). Particularly in threesomes.

~//~

Men’s Gymnastics RPF
Relationships: Danell Levya & Oleg Verniaiev, Danell Leyva/Oleg Verniaiev, David Belyavskiy/Oleg Verniaiev, Kenzo Shirai/Nikita Nagornyy, Kenzo Shiral & Nikita Nagornyy, Kohei Uchimura & Kenzo Shirai, Kohei Uchimura/Kenzo Shirai, Nikita Nagornyy/Oleg Verniaiev, Kohei Uchimura/Oleg Verniaiev

Gymnastics! *happy sigh*

This Olympics was very satisfying to me on the men’s gymnastics front, given that I’m a big fan of the Japanese and Russian teams, Oleg Verniaiev, and Danell Leyva. So much good gymnastics, and wonderful storylines as well! The joy of the Japanese team when they won gold. The battle between Kohei and Oleg, which came right down to the wire. Fabian winning high bar. Oleg winning parallel bars! The Russian team screaming and crying and being so frickin’ happy to get silver in the team competition. Just – everything. <3

So, prompts!

* the rhythms of gymnastics training and competitions
* the push-pull between in-competition competitiveness and out-of-competition closeness
* the mutual-support society gymnasts seem to have going on (I love the fist-bumps as someone comes off an apparatus and passes the next gymnast, and all the hugs)
* having friends and/or partners from all across the globe – and the problems that creates when there’s international tensions (like all the online abuse Oleg got when he dared to take a happy friendly selfie with Nikita)
* how casual friendships deepen over time, and change as people change
* strength and athleticism in bed as a major turn-on (gymnasts’ bodies, nggh)
* pranks, shenanigans, tricks, showing-off, goofing-off, etc.
* a pair having to figure out what it means that they keep falling into bed together.
* competition bets - not monetary, but forfeits (gen) or sex bets (shippy)
* challenging each other to develop new skills and tricks
* coming-out fic (privately or publicly)
* first-time fic
* established-relationship fic (what’s it like to be in a relationship with a competitor?)
* five-times fic
* happily-ever-after fic (in every sports fandom, I am a sucker for “what if X’s every sporting dream came true?” fic)
* the balance most gymnasts strike between a) maturity, athletic prowess, and team leadership and b) silly goofing-off playfulness (because they are still mostly young dudes)
* the dynamic between older superstars and the young’uns coming up the ranks! Superstar/challenger is a ship I will always adore. Challengers earning respect from superstars and then parlaying that newfound respect right into bed is also right up my alley.
* how do guys celebrate wins? Whether that be sex celebrations, team bonding, team bonding sex celebration…
* the collecting tshirts thing that lots of the guys do – whether that focuses on the friendship angle or goes all “collecting tshirts is accomplished by ~shenanigans and international fraternization”
* sex on gymnastics equipment yaaaaas
* that thing that gymnasts do where one will try a new skill and upload it to Instagram and then alllll their international buddies try the same skill because gymnasts are competitive as fuck (and then they all like all of each other’s posts and leave emoji comments because they’re all super cute and supportive)

Three final notes:
1) I’m very anti-Putin. I’d prefer to have Russian characters share my views (and just be staying quiet about it out of political necessity) or at least be conflicted, or for their views on him not to be mentioned. DNW pro-Putin feelings from any POV or sympathetic characters. (Most especially from Nikita or David.)
2) Please don’t have Nikita teased or made fun of for his acne.
3) Please no fic centering on a canon couple (Nikita/Daria, Igor Radivilov/Angelina, etc.) It’s fine to mention them or have them in the background if they’re not part of a primary ship (e.g., Igor/Angelina in the background of a Oleg/Nikita ship, for example, would be perfectly great), but reading romance or porn about a RL canon ship squicks me.

~//~

National Football League RPF
Relationships: Aaron Rodgers/Original Male Character, Dak Prescott/Ezekiel Elliot, Dak Prescott/Tony Romo, Eli Apple/Odell Beckham Jr., Odell Beckham Jr./Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham Jr./Dez Bryant, Odell Beckham Jr./Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr./Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr./Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham Jr./Jarvis Landry

My teams are actually the Vikings and the Chiefs, but somewhere along the line I developed an affection for Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Rodgers, and Dak Prescott. Not enough to root for their teams to win, haha – except for Odell’s if he’s not playing the Vikings – but enough to sincerely hope they play well and have good careers.

So I’ve asked for a large amount of ships, all focusing around one (or more) of these three players. In general, I would prefer a fic or a sketch in which they’re happy and/or affectionate, rather than anything heavy. For example, Odell gets a lot of homophobic abuse and taunts from opposing players to throw him off his game and goad him into fighting back and getting flags thrown. While you don’t need to erase that if it happens to come up, I’d prefer that not to be a primary focus. (Unless it’s an offscreen precursor to emotional hurt/comfort. Odell getting a bit of praise-kink from his boyfriend after a rough game sounds pretty great.)

Prompts!

* Clandestine locker-room affection, whether that’s knowing glances, inside jokes, a little oomph on the buttslaps, or snatched kisses when nobody’s around.
* Work hard, party hard!
* Bromances and team bonding, and how an actual romance can masquerade among it.
* How a friendship deepens into love.
* Strength and athleticism in bed as a major turn-on.
* Pranks, shenanigans, tricks, goofing-off, etc.
* A pair having to figure out what it means that they keep falling into bed together.
* Competition bets – not monetary, but forfeits (gen) or sex bets (shippy).
* Coming-out fic (privately or publicly).
* First-time fic.
* What’s it like to be in a relationship with a competitor?
* Happily-ever-after fic! In every sports fandom, I’m a sucker for “what if X’s every sporting dream came true?”
* Hurt/comfort after an injury.
* Hurt/comfort after a loss or bad performance.
* Respect and hero-worship turning into the horizontal tango. (Particularly for Dak/Tony.)
* Athletes being competitive about sex (because they obviously have competitive personalities).
* For Dak/Tony in particular, for some reason this pairing makes me want ALL THE KINK. Anything goes as long as both are super into it.
* Winning the Superbowl aaaaaah. Either AU or in-canon (depending on how this postseason goes…) Anything inspired by postseason events works for me too. Like Odell practicing shirtless in -100 degree temperature in Green Bay today. (FFS, Odell, if you catch pneumonia because you’re being all tough and playing head games…)

~//~

Star Trek AOS
Relationships: Ben Sulu/Hikaru Sulu, Gaila/Jaylah, Gaila/Scotty, Gaila/ Uhura, Kirk/McCoy, Jaylah/Scotty, McCoy/Spock, Kirk/McCoy & Spock, Kirk/McCoy & The Enterprise Bridge Crew, McCoy/Spock & Kirk

I love Star Trek, and the Alternate Original Series has been a lot of fun. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Into Darkness, but I loved the first and third movies. I think they’ve been very well cast, and I love not only the main stories but also the space for stories along the margins (for example, Gaila’s story!) I’m vaguely aware that there is tie-in material (novels maybe?), but I’ve only watched the films. I’m perfectly fine with you integrating canon from the tie-in material if you’d like to, though. :)

All the characters and relationships I’ve asked for are fabulous, and I’m looking forward to what you might do with them! Here are some prompts:

* Couples kicking butt together and saving the team.
* Banter!
* Saving the Enterprise AGAIN, because since when does it ever stay saved for long?
* Academy-fic! I love the academy and am constantly thirsty for more college romances. All the fun college tropes adapted for a space academy!
* Cultural differences. Gaila and/or Jaylah having to adapt to Starfleet cultural norms. (Or Uhura or Scotty making an effort to learn Gaila or Jaylah’s cultural norms.)
* People knowing each other so well they can predict actions/finish sentences/work together as a team really really well. Especially useful in crisis situations.
* People having different strengths and using them to work for the good of the team/relationship/ship.
* Friends-to-lovers! Roommates-to-lovers!
* I love both competence kink and praise kink. And both together!
* A couple is trying to keep their relationship on the down-low temporarily, and doesn’t realize that they’re so obviously ridiculously in love that Everyone Knows.
* Balancing a romantic relationship with all the close friendships that the bridge crew develops.
* What does Ben Sulu think of his husband’s coworkers? What stories does Hikaru tell? How does Ben welcome Hikaru home after some of Hikaru’s scary adventures?

~//~

Crossovers
Relationships: Beyoncé/Serena, Hermione/Uhura, Edmund Pevensie & Peter Wimsey, Evy (The Mummy)/Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones), Indiana Jones/Rick O’Connell (The Mummy)

Beyoncé/Serena

I love the idea of these two together!

* They hook up while filming Lemonade, because performing together is what lights the tinder.
* Their flirtation has been long and simmering, and Serena’s never been quite sure if Bey means to be flirting or if she just does it with everybody, and then one day Bey kisses her.
* Bey’s never acted on her crushes on girls before, but now all she can see behind her eyes at night is the curve of Serena’s muscles. It’s driving her crazy.
* Bey comes to one of Serena’s matches and can barely watch for the stress.
* A world in which Bey can kiss Serena in the locker room after a match, carefree and sure.
* A relationship with two superstars was never gonna be easy. But it’s worth it.
* Serena plays tennis with Bey, and there’s lots of laughter and it ends in making out courtside.

Hermione/Uhura

Nerd superheroes!

* Languages! Nerdishness! Libraries!
* Each thinks the other’s world is magic
* Kissing for the first time
* Uhura at Hogwarts! Hermione at Starfleet Academy! What are their concentrations? How do they fall in love? (What does Gaila think of Hermione? What do Ron & Harry think of Uhura?)
* Kirk tries to hit on Hermione but Uhura warns him off (or Hermione does!)
* Hermione brings magic to the final frontier
* Uhura and Hermione work on a new magical lexicon using different languages to enhance spell properties

Edmund Pevensie & Peter Wimsey

This pairing really intrigued me in the tag set!

* How do Edmund and Peter meet? What do they think of each other?
* Is Edmund suspected of a crime and Peter clears his name?
* Does Aslan show up in England and complicate one of Peter’s investigations, and Edmund has to help sort it out?
* Does Peter take Edmund as a sort of apprentice/protégé?
* Does Edmund date Winifred (Peter’s niece)? How would Edmund fit in to Peter’s family?
* Edmund is at loose ends after returning from Narnia. He gets into trouble (or is around a group that runs into trouble, or happens upon trouble, etc.), and encounters Peter. There’s a mystery about this kid – there’s something in his eyes that seems older than his baby face. Peter investigates.

Evy (The Mummy)/Marion Ravenwood (Indiana Jones)

I think Evy & Marion would be really well matched!

* How do they meet?
* Marion visits Evy’s library and flirts
* Marion and Evy team up on adventures!
* Marion and Evy have hot sex
* Marion and Evy drive Indiana and/or Rick batty
* Evy doesn’t mind where they end up as long as she has books
* Five times they stole kisses from each other without incident, and one time an Evil Mummy was about to upend their life

Indiana Jones/Rick O’Connell (The Mummy)

Haha, these two would drive each other crazy. I love it.

* The professor and the adventurer. How does that work?
* They drive each other nuts, and then they work it off in bed.
* As kinky as you like, as long as they’re both loving it!
* The difficulties of sex ‘in the field’
* Archaeology and adventure by day, rockin’ the tent by night
* They save each other’s lives a lot accidentally, and sometimes against their better judgement. Eventually it seems to make sense to work as a pair, and from there it’s a matter of time before the sexual tension gets to fruition.
* Some of these artefacts have interesting uses.
* They’ve acquired a lot of interesting things over the years, but their best finds are each other.
* When they’re old and retired, they tell all the old stories, embroidering as they go. They ‘fight’ and try to one-up each other, but anyone watching can see the affection between them.

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Whew, that’s all the fandoms! Hopefully something in here has given you an idea. :) Thanks again!!

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