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Hi, hello, thank you in advance for writing me a story! Like pretty much all of us who do this challenge, I love reading stories that other people have loved writing, so please feel free to ignore anything in here that doesn't really work for you. I'm really excited about the fandoms I've requested this year, and I'm excited to be watched with someone who's as excited about one of them as I am.

General likes: I'm pretty flexible about tropes and genres and things I'm into - I can find a story I like that fits pretty much any description, from High School AU to space opera to meticulously-close-to-canon AU to missing scene fic. Mostly the thing that really does it for me is characters having conversations, no matter what the setting is. There was a point in my life when I couldn't write a fic without having people talk on the phone in it, and while I've mostly grown out of it, you still can't beat fic with a lot of dialogue for me. I think trope fic is lots of fun, if that's your thing, and I do love crossovers, so feel free to poke around at my journal or ao3, If I've mentioned something even once, I'd be totally down for a crossover or fusion, if that's what floats your boat.

General dislikes: The only thing I really don't do is brain damage or memory loss stories. I'd love to avoid stories with totally bleak endings - either positive or ambiguous would be great, but other than that, the field is pretty much wide open.

So I've done what I've always done, which is, pretty much, explode all of my feelings about a fandom into my optional details boxes in sign-up. I'm going to reprint those here, and then maybe throw in a couple of prompts at the end. You should totally feel free to ignore them, but I also don't want to be one of those recipients that's completely unhelpful, so they're there for inspiration if you want.

Sing Street, requested characters: Conor "Cosmo" Lalor, Raphina, Eamon

There are a bunch of different things I'm interested in seeing about this hugely charming movie, but there are two big ones. One of them is Raphina getting her own turn to find the kind of belonging Conor found with the band within the movie, because it was so very much a boy's coming of age tale, and I loved the way it was about finding a place for yourself in the world, and building one if there wasn't one to find, and building a gang of friends that makes you feel invincible. All of that was great, but Raphina was in need of that just as much as Conor, if not more, and she got to be along for the ride a little, but I'd really love to see her find some equivalent of that, whether it's in a band of her own after they get to London (if they make it, I see Conor probably going back before too long to deal with his family, probably, but that girl was OUT of there), or something else she stumbles into on her quest for a modeling job, or even just a job waiting tables with a very tight-knit staff.

Another thing I'd be just as thrilled to see explored is Eamon's blindingly massive crush of Conor, whether it's eventually requited or just stays un-. "Want to write a song?" "Always," I mean, I know he loves music, but come ON, kid. Other things about Eamon I'd love to read fic about: what it's like when his father gets out of rehab, whether playing music together was a bonding thing for him and his father, how his mother feels about his music obsession (I was sensing a little bit of resentment early on), and what's actually the deal with all the rabbits? (I know, I know, he just loves them, be still my HEART.)

Okay, um, prompts - I guess I already gave a few: Raphina in a band, Eamon's massive crush on Conor, what's up with the bunnies? What about an epistolatory story where Raphina stays in London but Conor ends up going home to try to sort things out with his family? Or Conor's sister - in some ways, this was not a great movie to be a woman in, and it was frustrating to see her character get no fleshing out at all, so what if she and Eamon strike up a friendship after Conor and Raphina skip town? And hey, does Conor ever try to go by Cosmo again? So many questions ;)

The Bright Sessions requested characters: Chloe, Damien, Adam, Caleb

I have no idea what to say for really specific prompts because I have no idea what season 3 is going to bring for these characters. I will say that I really am the most interested in Damian and Chloe when they interact with each other. They're such good bright mirror/dark mirrors for each other, and I love the thought of Chloe starting to grapple with the moral ambiguity that can come with using her power. The way she didn't even want to entertain the idea that there could be any early on was totally fascinating to me, and being around Damien, whose power is inherently creepy in a more obvious way makes her confront it, and I love that. And for Damien, I'd be really interested to see how using his power changed from the time it first manifested to now. He seems like someone who wants to be the embodiment of "absolute power corrupts absolutely," but he's so petty and small, in some ways, he can't even manage to be the evil he aspires to be.

On the other hand, Adam and Caleb. Oh my god, they're sweet like puppies, but they have their own blindingly massive issues, don't they? Even leaving aside that thing I'm hoping season 3 fixes really fast. I'd love to see those two figure out how to navigate their relationship in a more healthy way (because "I want to be responsible for your feelings" is, like, a sentiment that could go wrong very fast, Caleb, no matter how affectionately it's intended, that shit is not sustainable or even respectful, really.) I'd love to see Adam start to get some help, and I'd really love to see the two of them trying to figure all of this out in the context of their high school, interacting with their peers.

I'd also love to see more of Caleb and Chloe interacting, since I bet there's a weird kind of balance in their interactions that neither of them really gets with anyone else, what with their powers.

Really, I'm up for most anything you feel like writing about any of these characters, though.

Okay, so I claimed to have no ideas about specific prompts, but that's not entirely true. What about a school dance? What about if Damien runs into Chloe on a date and mindfucks his way into joining them? What about if Chloe and Caleb end up talking about Caleb and Adam's breakup when doing art therapy with Frank, and Frank ends up having the best relationship advice around? Or a story about Adam investigating his parents in earnest? There are a whole lot of stories I'm interested in when it comes to these characters, and pretty much any combination of them interacting with each other would be super cool.

OKAY, that was as far as I got this morning, but I wasn't quite expecting for assignments to have gone out already, so I'm going to try to rush to finish this. Sorry about that, secret author!

Lovely Little Losers requested characters: Bea, Ben, Balthazar, PeterPedro

I love group fic, and ensemble casts, and how much all these kids love each other, so if you're drawn to write something like that, I'm so up for it. That said, again, there are a few things I'm especially interested in. Like, okay, Peter and Balth, what are they actually like as a couple, after all of the fuss of getting them together in the series? I have a feeling working on their communication issues is going to take longer than just the end of the show to resolve, and I'd love to see some of that happen. They've both been pretty good at avoiding expressing themselves, but I feel like for Peter, it was more of an aberration because he was a little lost for a while, and didn't have the reserves of confidence I feel like usually bolster him through a hard conversation. For Balthazar, though, I feel like it's more of a way of life, and more of something that could be an issue later. I'm not just interested in how they work out their conflicts, though - I'd also love to hear about Balth going to Peter's shows, Peter coming to Balth's gigs (or even tagging along on his first tour? Balth's opening for this band and Peter comes along and sells merch?) the two of them hanging out with Rosa, or John, or Rosa AND John, cooking together, Peter being a massive cuddle monster, whatever weird thing is going on with Peter's family, I am interested in it ALL.

As for Bea and Ben, if that's a direction you're inspired to take, I LOVE Bea in all of her wrathfully protective glory over Hero, and I'd love to see the first time she turns that furious protectiveness over Ben, because you know she does, and you know it's massive and blinding, and some part of Ben may not actually have been expecting it. Other things I'd love: them being supportive of each other, hijinks involving a false-alarm pregnancy scare, or, alternately, ace!Ben who (this was my secret theory through much of LoLiLo) instituted the rules to give himself some extra time to figure out how to talk to Bea about his sexuality (I'm not married to this idea, but I am interested in it).

Well, again, I guess there are definitely some specific prompt ideas in there. Other tropetastic thoughts I'd love to see: meet the parents! Well, I guess that idea is more about US meeting their parents, since presumably all our characters have already met each other's families while growing up together. Maybe not, though, their school doesn't seem that small. I guess the one I'm most interested in is our resident free-spirit Balthazar Jones meeting the uptight-but-affable people I'm presuming spawned Peter, for some reason. Ben freaking out over Bea's parents could be fun, too, though. Other thoughts: Does Peter pursue acting? Does Peter continue to go by Peter, or transition back to Pedro? Oooh, Ben and Hero getting a little bonding time in would be rad. This is all a bit of a mess of a prompt, isn't it? I'm sorry. Anyway, there are a lot of things just off the top of my head that it makes me giddy to think of reading about, so hopefully if this is where we match, there's something to spark your interest.

Casson Family requested character: Indigo

I love the whole family so much, and I love the way they all interact with each other from here to infinity, but Indigo is my boy, always has been, always will be. As the sole relatively quiet kid in a family full of big personalities (in some ways I think he resembles Eve in temperament, only, like, a thousand times more practical and pragmatic) I'd really love to see a little bit about how he figures out how to differentiate himself from his family and work out what his individual identity is as he grows up. Not very into the Indigo/Sarah thing (in fact, I kind of vaguely ship Indigo/Tom, in a nebulous, maybe-in-the-future sort of way), but pretty much anything else you might feel inspired by about this kid, especially as he grows up, would be so adored.

Specific things I'm interested in: future fic! Maybe university, what's that like, living away from home, and being in a totally different environment where your personality can no longer be defined by your very colorful family? Does he stay friends with Marcus? How about Tom, when does he get to see Tom again? And Bill--of all of the children, Indigo is the one Bill always seemed the most disconnected from, to me, do they ever communicate a little bit more? Does Indigo stay in a band? Does he ever write music? Does Tom? Do they have a little international song-writing club? Does Indigo play a gig in the states that for some strange reason is attended by Tom's estranged mother? So many questions. And anything about Indigo and Rose, or Indigo and Saffy, or Caddy, or all of them together, or in any configuration, as they grow, would make my heart grow three sizes.

Anyway, hey secret author, I hope some of this mess is somewhat helpful, and I hope you have a ton of fun writing whatever you end up writing, I can't wait to read it.

Thanks in advance,
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