keeping it vaguely imaginary (_afterism) wrote,
keeping it vaguely imaginary


Hello! :D

Firstly, for all of these requests, I would be delighted with any story about these characters and there's no idea I have my heart set on, so please write whatever works for you because I am 1000% sure I will love it. All this is just here for inspiration, and free feel to disregard all of it if you already have something else in mind!

Links that might be useful:
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Things I Like: fics of all ratings, magical realism, silliness, adventure, case fic, science and pseudoscience and the Indiana Jones style of archaeology, terrible jokes (and good jokes), competency, fantasy & urban fantasy, myths and legends and fairytales, apocalypse and post-apocalypse fic, swordfights, distinctive/atmospheric settings, epistolary fic, roadtrip fic, domesticity, slices of life and anything that reveals character.

Also; what-if type AUs (where it's still the same characters in essentially the same universe, but anything else can change), space AUs, people acquiring pets (idk, it's a thing), loyalty kink, moral ambiguity, first times, getting together rather than established relationship, power imbalances, mind control, shameless tropes (groundhog day! accidental soulbond! bodyswap! sudden telepathy! we must share body heat to survive!), cross-dressing, first times, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, happy or hopeful endings.

I love seeing characters showing affection in their own unique way, relationships being important and intense and not necessarily romantic, relationships that only make sense to the people involved, and love being anything but straightforward.

Porn is very welcome but not required at all. Vanilla sex and smut that focuses entirely on what the characters are thinking and feeling is always lovely. If you want to write kinks, my favourites include sharing fantasies, light bondage, verbal/honour bondage, toys, d/s elements that aren't painstakingly negotiated and both characters are conveniently into, sex pollen, desperation leading to frottage & sex with clothes on. Please avoid anything to do with collars, necks/breathing being impeded in any way, bloodplay, and bodily fluids that aren't commonly involved in sex.

I have no idea how you'd make it work, but I would be down for a crossover between any of my requested fandoms! Also, I celebrate Christmas in a secular way, so I would be very happy to read festive fic for any of these fandoms if that's where your inspiration takes you.

Things I Don't Like: non-con, serious illnesses, permanent character death, animal cruelty or death, abuse of any kind, anything to do with pregnancy or kids that isn't canon, bleak and hopeless endings.

Angie Tribeca (TV)
Angie Tribeca, Monica Scholls, Diane Duran
If you're unfamiliar with the fandom but curious: it's a very, very silly police procedural spoof with the same kind of surreal and deadpan humour of Naked Gun and Mel Brooks. (IMDB)
Just thinking about this show makes me grin, so - anything! I would adore anything in the style of the show or that explores the universe where constant absurdity is normal. Case fic or slice of life or something that explores a particular moment further, like Monica's apparent ability to stop time, would all be amazing.

These three characters are my favourite, but you don't have to include all of them if they don't fit in the story. I love everyone in this show, so free feel to include any other characters!
Be as daft, surreal and punny as you like with this - I know so much of the humour comes from the visual gags, so please feel free to play with the format and do whatever you want with this!

Have some prompts: The time they were all replaced by robots. The single episode set in space. Someone is murdering fishermen and there are only so many fish puns they can make. A very common and mundane thing becomes a felony. A musical episode except everyone is aware they are singing and also no one is very good at it. Drugs are being smuggled in under shipments of red herrings and someone may or may not have been murdered. They have to go undercover as contestants on a reality show.

If you want to include romance I'm always here for femslash and would adore any shipping combination of Angie, Monica and Diane, but gen would be equally lovely. I'm happy for canon pairings to be included, but I would prefer it if Monica/Jay wasn't a focus (but Angie/Monica/Jay would be fine! It's Monica being sad and left out that I don't like).

Bedazzled (1967)
Stanley Moon, George Spiggott
If you're unfamiliar with the fandom but curious: it's a film starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, about a man who sells his soul to Lucifer in exchange for seven wishes, which in theory he uses to woo the woman of his dreams but mostly he just becomes accidental BFFs with the Devil. (IMDB)
I would love anything! Maybe something post-canon, with Stanley moving on with his life and George continuing to be constantly, casually chaotic (or maybe the other way around), or maybe a slight AU where Stanley wishes for something else and/or George interprets his wishes differently.
Anything in the spirit of the film would be perfect! My favourite thing about it is the bizarre friendship that forms between Stanley and George, and how they genuinely seem to be a good influence on each other. I love how George is the only person who's ever taken an interest in Stanley, and how he's the only person he can really talk to - and how Stanley seems to think George is genuinely a good bloke who does bad things, and cares about him and wants the best for him. I'd love to see them continuing their unique type of friendship after the film ends - does George keep trying to tempt Stanley, and is there ever a point where he succeeds (and if so, does he give his soul back again for the right reasons this time)?

I'd love to see more of the club - maybe Stanley decides to do George a favour and go work for him there, to be his only employee that's both competent and actually likes him? I do love the discussions on God and angels and hierarchy, if you wanted to write them just talking about heaven and hell for the whole fic. Or, something set during the film - you could expand on any of the realities that Stanley's wishes created (the pop stars and Sister Luna are my favourite, but any!), or explore what other wishes Stanley might have made if he'd been nudged in another direction.

Gen would of course be lovely, but if you're tempted by Stanley/George then firstly, yes please, and secondly, here are some thoughts: it would be impossible to go wrong, honestly - it could be a temptation, a curiosity, friends helping out friends, a twist to a wish that turns out surprisingly well for the both of them, somehow it's Lust's fault, somehow it's Envy's fault, Stanley realises he has genuine feelings, George realises he has genuine feelings and acts accordingly/terribly/surprisingly gentlemanly - anything.

Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec (2010)
Adele Blanc-Sec
If you're unfamiliar with the fandom but curious: it's a French film about an author/archaeologist/adventuress who essentially raises the dead in order to save her sister's life. There's a pterodactyl. It's very knowingly silly, and utterly wonderful. (IMDB)
Anything set before or after the film would be brilliant! I love the atmosphere, the costumes, Adele's independence and intelligence and stubbornness, the adventure and the magic and the quietly fantastical world she lives in, and the combination of unconditional love and fierce competition between the sisters - I'd love to see more of Adele's adventures, either by herself or with Agathe.
I fell in love with Adele pretty much instantly. I love how competent she is, the sheer force of her personality, the way her first reaction to things going wrong is an exasperated sigh before she leaps into action. Her disguises and her ridiculous plans that actually work and her fearlessness are all so wonderful. I'm requesting only Adele because I would be delighted to get a fic focused solely on her, but I'm just as interested in Agathe if you want to include her - we get so little of her in the movie but I'd love to know more, since from what we do see she's just as intimidatingly brilliant as her sister.

I'd love to see the chaos Adele has caused in the past and probably will cause in the future, or what passes as domesticity in the Blanc-Sec apartment, and how Adele and Agathe catch up on the missing five years and learn to live with each other both fully conscious (if they manage it) - I'd love to see them working together or against each other, and the brilliant things they would achieve either way. Adventure or mystery fic would be amazing! And especially anything that explores the quietly magical world they live in, where pterodactyls can be hatched and mummies can be brought to life and everyone just gets on with it.

If you want to write romance, I would love some femslash for this film! Adele meeting a woman who challenges or intrigues her while adventuring, or an old school friend she's always been flirtatious with, or a new (female) enemy who she has inconvenient chemistry with - anything!

Again, these are all just thoughts I'm throwing at you in the hope that it might help spark something, but please don't feel limited by any of it! Thank you so much for signing up for this exchange, and if you love any of these fandoms then I already love you. ♥♥♥
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