Dear Author letter for mcu_aufest
Firstly, I'm already obscenely overexcited because AUs are like my only love, so whatever happens and whatever you write I shall be delighted by it! Thank you! Next, a handful of suggestions that will hopefully make this a bit easier for you.
+ General Likes:
Slow burn/build, first times, meetcutes, tropes, clichés, fluffy angst, angsty fluff, happy endings, background pairings/friendships, slice-of-life, character cameos, canon divergence, alternate meetings etc.
+ General Dislikes:
Major character death (even canonical! Feel free to take that out), extreme daddy issues, addiction, hurt/comfort as the only focus, character bashing, infidelity sad endings.
Fine by me! Just keep it vaguely in character. I like spanking, rimming and lots of kissing. Similarly, G-rating/pre-relationship things are ALSO OKAY.
+ If you want to include additional background ships/friendships, since I just said I like them, here's some dynamics I like: Tony/Pepper, Tony&Rhodey, Tony/Pepper/Rhodey, Rhodey&Pepper, Jane/Darcy, Thor/Jane, Clint/Sam, Nat/Bruce, Peggy/Steve, Peggy/Howard, Peggy&Jarvis, Peggy&Angie, Peggy&Daniel, Peggy/Daniel/Jack, Clint&Nat, Steve&Sam, Steve&Bucky, Clint/Sam, Lance/Bobbi, Trip/everyone, Fitz&Simmons, Jemma/Skye, Steve/Thor, Sif/Fandral, Loki/Bucky, Sif/Loki, Loki&Sif.
+ Re: normal/depowered!AUs: love them! If you want to have them all as people with superpowers who also go to high school/hunt vampires/run bakeries et al, cool, and if you want to have them doing those things but as secret night-time superheroes then cool, and if you want them to have never heard of Asgard/Iron Man/espionage and just be living in their apartment as a normal person that's all good. Basically, whichever works for you works for me.
+ Re: non-canonical pairings: I'm not a fan of infidelity/conveniently killing off canon other halves, so if you either want to remove the relationship altogether, or have them as exes, I'd prefer that please.
+ If you're feeling extra creative, feel free to combine AUs together: like maybe they're all witches and wizards who live in an apartment complex, or a stripper goes to their local bakery and falls for the person behind the counter, or whatever other prompts I've asked for. I'm aware this is a tricky one, but if the muse bites/it looks like fun, go for it!
+ I really don't need plots if they stress you out - similarly, if you like plots, go you! - so I'm perfectly happy with slice-of-life/vignettes/failboats in love.
+ I realise most of this applies to writing, but hopefully it also works out okay if you're an artist!
+ If you're bemused by all of this/have extra questions, anon commenting should be on on this journal, and if that doesn't work, you can also ask me anon at neitherusenorornament