2017-06-16 04:42 pm

Rare Pair Fest 2017

Steven Universe
Note: I haven't watched the most recent episodes with trials and such, but I might get around to it soon.
Jaspball DNW: Them on opposite sides, fighting against each other.
Jaspball: I'm still as here for hero worship as I always am, and THAT SURE IS SOME HEAVY DUTY HERO WORSHIP. I love it when the villains get to use the power of love, and I think that Jasper's fusion hangups resolving in her hooking up with Eyeball and destroying their enemies together is fun. Even Jasper, the big buff cheeto puff, being the one with a protective helmet, whereas Eyeball, the tiny dagger rogue, gets to stab people is a fun kind of role reversal. Jasper is even more consumed by angst over the Earth and her failure to win than Eyeball is! What's not to love?
Rosenet DNW: Garnet hates Rose or vice versa
Rosenet: Garnet is the one who had to step up and fill Rose's shoes, but she still thinks of Rose as a kind of perfect leader and follows a lot of her legacy and ideology, even as far as not asking questions after Rose told her not to! She wasn't as intensely drawn to Rose as Pearl is, but I'm up for loyalty kink with this. Rose being the inscrutable but caring leader she always is, or fusing with Garnet in their very special way, and Garnet having someone she can look up to for advice is fun~
Jasprose DNW: None.
Jasprose: Jasper admires Rose! But also hates her so, so much. When we knew less about Rose I liked to imagine that Jasper was one of the few who took her seriously on the battlefield in the beginning and that hatecrush just kept blossoming. Even now, Jasper loving and being attracted to Rose a little and hating everything she stands for, or almost following her but being too loyal to Pink Diamond in the end is great! I generally imagine Rose as not really knowing who Jasper is, since that makes it so much more lopsided. But times when they have to work together to stay alive would also be fun!
Ruby Squad/Jasper: They all really like Jasper! Let's make it in the fun way. I wanted to see Jasper and the Rubies as a sort of squad trying to protect Jasper, or being led by Jasper, or whatever unholy fusion they might create together and how they'd manage to hold together with someone as cantankerous as Jasper there when they're so used to easily staying together. I like to imagine Jasper having some elitism about both heterogeneous and homogeneous fusions, and seeing her admit that there's a lot of strength to be found in being a group and not a solitary, huge unit would probably take a lot out of her! I also like the idea of the Ruby Squad as an OT5 who's already together. You know, soldiers and their bunks and their homoeroticism (and such...).
I like dramatic color palettes and use of flowery symbolism and pretty, soft art. I also like art with creepier styles and proportions! I also like people lifting other people. I am fond of women in suits! I am also fond of them in dresses.
Jaspball: Them focused on each other! Jasper being stuck in a rut and Eyeball popping by to comfort her. Eyeball stabbing someone who's sneaking up on Jasper. Jasper protecting Eyeball. Jasper carrying Eyeball on her shoulder or in one hand. Eyeball carrying Jasper, either easily or with much strain. Their fusion!
DNW: Rosenet fusion by itself. It's fun, but I have enough of those outside of exchanges.
Rosenet: Them fighting back to back. Them in a secretive alcove having a talk. Rose teaching Garnet how humans dance. Them supporting each other in a tough environment. Rose lifting Garnet, or Garnet lifting Rose.
Jasprose: Fight fight fight! Rose using her shield or plant powers, Jasper headbutting her, a competitive singing duet, Jasper having a crush on Rose and looking grumpy about it.
Ruby Squad/Jasper: Them fused together! Them fighting against a common enemy. Them being together happily and Jasper being confused while everyone else is happy. Jasper carrying everyone. Or everyone carrying Jasper, for that matter!

Overall DNW: Rocks fall everyone dies as an ending.
JaneDirk (<3): I love the way these two banter and how their mixture of friendship and rivalry plays out, even as they fight for the same guy! I love the way they're both secretly insecure about how the other's good points might make Jake chose them, and the way they relax and joke around when they're not so concerned about that! I also love how Jane is the defacto leader while Dirk aspires to be the puppet master. It makes me want an AU where Jane is a princess/admiral and Dirk is her spymaster. I would love to see Jane take control of an overthinking Dirk. I also like how Jane puts fake mustaches on, and think it'd be a lot of fun to see her crossdress, especially if that's the thing that makes Dirk go "oh shit hot". In terms of sexuality angst, I'd like it equivalent to JohnDave, where the attraction is there but the denial is also, made more awkward by a previous rejection of the relevant gender. Basically root this in mutual admiration and a little conflict and I'll eat it up.

JohnDirk (<3<): I like shipping Dirk with people who are capable of dealing with his intensity without being too overwhelmed, and John fits the bill! They would have some epic prank wars, with both of them going allll out. Plus I think John's dramatic flair would be well indulged if he was dating Dirk. I enjoy how John is the one who most closely resembles Jake of the humans, and how Dirk is similar looking to Dave. I ship JohnDave, so Dave being upset about JohnDirk while John doesn't know why would be fun! Dirk really does know how to code, so him contrasting himself with John, who is not quite as good would be fun! Or John using his godtier powers to wreck Dirk despite Dirk being pretty skilled. These two should drive each other to greater and greater heights of folly and ridiculousness.

Equisol(<3/<3<(/<>)): I remember I really loved the idea of Sollux very reluctantly, when he's at his wit's end and he's got a huge headache, going to Equius to get all the visions to stop and his head to get quieter. Equius having to dom someone intentionally and trying to live up to it but flailing around awkwardly is fun.

Equigam(<3</<3): this deleted itself. :/ ANYWAYS. I find it very interesting how Equius deals with Gamzee's existence. He believes in the caste system, and that means that he believes that Gamzee SHOULD be superior to him. But he doesn't act in a way that Equius sees as better than and keeps lashing out, and Gamzee continues to simply accept this until he goes sober and strangles Equius with a bowstring. I tend to view that scene as a confirmation that Equius really does believe in his own casteist ideals, and not just when it's convenient for him to do so, since Equius could have stopped his own murder at any time. Meanwhile, Gamzee is constantly stoned and Equius can't stop dropping metric tons of baggage on him, but he's sufficiently lonely that he likes to hang out with Equius anyways. I am fine with either red or black romance here! I tend to view Gamzee as more <3 while Equius is more <3< towards him. Gamzee just constantly wants to wrap Equius in a blanket and take him home and teach him to chill, but (when sober) may also resent him a fair amount! Gamzee trying to get Equius to do fun things and hang out with him is fun. Equius kind of views Gamzee as an insult to his own views, but I think he also pities him, and he doesn't know what do to with that pity for someone who should be so much better than he is. Equius either trying to spur Gamzee to greater heights with kismessitude or Gamzee trying to fill a void in them both in red romance would be very nice.

ARquius(<3): I did not expect this ship AT ALL. But it was the perfect Christmas present. I am super interested in them staying together post-game, or in any situation where they were once ARquiusprite but have since seperated. The dynamic of being forced together yet syncing up perfectly to one self absorbed asshole, and continuing to be happy together afterwards rocks my socks off.
Condesce/Jade DNW: underage sex/heavy petting and such. Condesce and Jade fucking while Colonel Sassacre is still alive.
Condesce/Alpha Jade (<3<): I like the Condesce projecting troll romance on all her relationships, and thinking that Jade has a huge black crush on her! Especially if she isn't entirely wrong, and Jade feels incredibly conflicted and upset that she finds her mom hot, even if she's just an adopted, evil alien mom. Jade has a lot to prove, Condesce isn't initially impressed, but as Jade grows up, leaves and gets better at fighting her mom Condesce finds that she actually does reciprocate. It can be a fairly distant thing throughout the age, a war waged through the marketplace, or it can be that instead of Condesce killing Jade or Jade killing Condesce they fuck. Or Jade really hating her mom.
Optional side pairings: Condesce<3Colonel Sassacre, Condesce<>John, platonic sibling relationship between Jade and John, John c3< ( Condesce <3< Jade )
Tavrisquius(c3<): It's complicated. It's always complicated. I'm fond of Equius trying to mediate between Vriska and Tavros in an ashen bond, but in general I'd like a lot of the dynamic swapping frantically between the three as the next problem arises and the next person gets closer to snapping. I like Vristav being largely onesided <3/<3< on Vriska's side with maybe a little <> on Tavros' side, Tavros having a confusing red crush on Equius that Vriska cockblocks, and Equius having a pale crush on Vriska that he squashes and ignores as quickly as possible. Happy ending not required. Equius c3< ( Vriska <3/<3< Tavros ), Tavros c3< ( Equius <>/<3< Vriska ), Vriska c3< ( Tavros <3 Equius ).
DDad (<3): I did not expect that immediate yandere crush! DD has Dad locked up in a tower and is constantly trying to make him the center of the country and basically ruins anyone who disagrees with what Dad thinks. Meanwhile, Dad either accepting this due to being used to fucked up violence as a Crocker, or being somewhat alarmed by all the yandere would be very welcome. Dad trying to be a good mentor figure and senpai to DD. Domestic AU where DD is a gangster who falls in love with an average dad who can pressbench a fucking car, and has to deal with Dad's kids and grandma too.

KOTOR | Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
For Revan: I'd prefer dark side or amoral Revan. Cacklingly evil Revan is fine with crack, but otherwise I'd prefer a cold, vicious, more pragmatic sort of evil there. Someone with charisma and enough self confidence to try to rule the galaxy herself without flinching.

HK-47/Revan: There's nothing for these two! I would prefer female Revan but will be extremely happy with either! I really do have a thing for creators falling in love with and/or fucking their creations. Revan custom-made HK! Revan being a mechanic, Revan sort of reflecting on that uneven part of their relationship where she can make HK do anything, or how she has HK there to say all the dark, violent, humorous things she can't when she has to lead. Or focus on HK-47 searching the cosmos to find Revan again! I'd prefer if at the end they were both together and alive. If they fuck, I'd like 0 consent angst. And also I'd prefer for HK to not have any robodick or robovagina/anus. Just wireplay with the wires, or Revan getting HK to fuck her with a gun, or fingering/handjob. Maybe some loyalty kink or Revan dismantling HK since well, he's a robot, he can always be put together again, even though HK is a) still conscious b) not happy with this.
F!Revan/F!Exile: Revan believes she knows best. Exile doesn't. Revan is powerful alone, without anyone to protect. Exile is powerful as a group, with those she loves. Hatesex, yes or YES? Also, mournful love that ends in betrayal, Revan sending Exile out to die, Exile nearly but not quite mustering the strength to kill Revan, Exile returning to Revan for guidance and answers, them being young and fresh and fighting against the Mandalorians together before or during the first big moral dilemmas they had since fighting against the wishes of the council. Revan trying to avoid being close to Exile because she can't afford to get attached and getting the tiniest bit attached anyways.
Female Revan/Canderous: He'd follow her anywhere! And that's all I needed to hear. Let's give it up for these two teaming up to conquer the galaxy, dealing with politics and bureaucracy, slaughtering their way through an army, cleaning themselves up afterwards, or any sort of domestic stuff with a backdrop of their insane adventures and goals.

Ouran High School Host Club

This is a canon that lends itself really well to crack, so if anyone manages that that would be great! I am also happy with fluff and angst. Not so much with plot or really really angsty, depressing stuff. Outsiders being jealous of the ships is great! Background poly is also fun.
Note: I have read some but not all of the manga, so manga-specific references are likely to go over my head.
Haruhi gender: I'm fine with agender, genderfluid, bigender, or kinda cis female Haruhi. I am uninterested in trans Haruhi or male Haruhi.

Hikaru/Haruhi/Kaoru: I like my love triangles overly complicated. Hikaru has a crush on Haruhi because she can tell them apart! But Haruhi has a crush on Kaoru, and because she can tell them apart it's not transferable. And Kaoru is concerned about the bond between him and Hikaru falling apart so he's loathe to accept Haruhi's advances. Alternatively, canon-like dynamic with them both trying to court Haruhi in their own way, more and less seriously. The struggles of growing as people. I am fine with the twins' relationship being romantic or platonic, and definitely fine with it being codependent, but I don't want focus on that to the exclusion of Haruhi except for a paragraph or two.

Renge/Haruhi: Renge is such a drama queen, and Haruhi is so good at shutting the drama down. Despite Renge declaring Haruhi her date, nothing gets done with that! I want Renge to try and date Haruhi in her own very special way, and Haruhi to calmly deal with this in her own mature Haruhi way. Jealousy from others is especially welcome here, both for Renge and Haruhi.

Kasanoda/Haruhi: Kasanoda is a big scary blushy mess who had a whole sexuality crisis over Haruhi! Him liking it when she's a boy and a girl because he's bi and not because he has a gender sensor that told him she was a girl all along is great. As well as Haruhi making plans for them to hang out and date and utterly sweeping Kasanoda off his feet despite not being flashy at all. Basically a gangster falls in love and Haruhi is more than okay with this.

Darkangel Trilogy

Aeriel/Erin: Erin puts up with so much in the name of love. Err, friendship. Them finding the scattered knowledge together and slowly restoring the land and making it a beautiful, fruitful place is great! Aeriel slowly getting over Irrylath would be fun, as well as if she never gets over Irrylath and pines forever even when she's smooching Erin. Aeriel protecting Erin when Erin gets hurt, or Erin taking up the sword in the name of Aeriel and being her spokesperson. I'd LOVE if outsiders, or even the people in the pairing, get really scared of the two, either when they're calm and spooky or when they're PISSED AND SERIOUS.

Aeriel/Irrylath: I'd love some focus on Irrylath's point of view during the first or second or third books! Him being in love with her but so terrified he's being bewitched and all the unhealthy shit that goes with it is fun. In the end, it's all too late. And that's great.

Ace Attorney
I fell in love immediately with these two. Iris just wants to help her sister and keep more unnecessary deaths from happening, but the con fell in love with her mark and now she just loves Phoenix. She really does. And Phoenix loves her. I'd love fic set during their established canonical relationship where Iris is struggling between two loyalties, or where Phoenix can see something is bothering her and doesn't really know what's happening, since she won't tell him or just lies about it. Just compound how messed up the lies are making their life, mixed with lots of fluffy domesticity.

Gravity Falls
Overall DNW: Underage sex/heavy petting or such.
Pinecest: Their continually failing romances and general closeness makes me think of the comfort getting more and more comforting yet uncomfortable as they get older. Imagine Mabel having awkward UST with Dippy Fresh, or trying hard to hook Dipper up against his protests because if he's dating someone it's easier to stop thinking about it! Imagine Dipper feeling upset when she's finally got a date and convincing himself it's just because social interaction seems to come so easily to her. I am all for this ship not going anywhere or ending up onesided and awkward forever. Misery! Discomfort in their own crushes! No one can ever know! All the good shit. Also, consider how sharing a room might complicate matters.
McGuckets DNW: Happy established relationship as the focus of the fic.
The McGuckets: How in the world did these two end up married and moving to California?
How did they deal with Fiddleford leaving to go hang out with his college buddy? Just how disastrous and explosive did things get before the divorce? How does one deal with a large, destructive robot rampaging through town? Please give Mrs McGucket a name and some kind of personality. I think it'd be fun to have her be a serious person for Fidd bounces off of, or a wandering musician who falls in love with a rural weirdo, or an equally enthusiastic but closer to home engineer. Dysfunction is very welcome, as well as overdramatic closeness.
Gideon ships DNW: Gideon described as thin, rape
Gideon/Pacifica: Pacifica is now just in the echelons of the rich rather than the incredibly, filthy stinking rich. Gideon decides to hang out with her and teach her what he's learned about being a normal kid, possibly because she talks to Mabel more than he does. But... It's Gideon's idea of normal. "Is the leader of a mob" Gideon. "Had a spy network" Gideon. "Terrorizes his parents" Gideon. Pacifica meanwhile is just learning to break free from her parents and to use things which aren't her family's power and influence to accomplish her goals. Pacifica being disgusted at him making tea in toilets and such while he's unashamed of it all would be fun. I think Mabel->Pacifica would be fun, too! Mabel->Pacifica/Gideon->Mabel, the awkward love triangle.
Gideon/Mabel: Gideon is extremely hammy. Mabel is extremely hammy. Gideon being extremely smitten was fun! I'd be here for canon divergence where Mabel reciprocated, and Dipper is still very alarmed by Gideon being crazy and power hungry and struggling to make Mabel realize that, or Gideon toning himself down a little bit due to the ~Power of Love~, and Mabel trying to figure out what to do with a summer romance that might not be as good as she thought. Preferably with a happy ending. I would also be here for post-canon where Mabel develops a crush on Gideon and is instantly disgusted with herself, but it just never goes away and she eventually surrenders to it. Alternatively, their incredibly campy and dramatic attempt at celebrating their anniversary.
BillKryptos DNW: Human AU
Bill/Kryptos: What if the triangle fucked the square? Or the square fucked the triangle? Preference for Bill to be dominant, whether he's topping or bottoming or something more exotic is going on. 
Alternately, we don't know a lot about what Bill or the henchmaniacs do in the nightmare realm, so the day to day life as a gang and the chain of command there would be fun. According to the reddit AMA Bill hates Kryptos, but he doesn't act like it, so what's up with that? It could be fun to have Bill actually like Kryptos, but not deal with being in love with anyone very well and lash out. Or genuinely fluffy, awkward shit with Bill trying to iron out his feelings and Kryptos dealing with that. I don't know, but I think it'd be hard to make this couple boring. Crack, darkfic, and plot/worldbuilding are my preferences here.
2017-06-11 11:12 pm

RareMaleSlashEx 2017

I am burnt out on long letters, but leaving this here for convenience, and in case of sudden changes/general like/dislike additions. I previously requested and wrote letters for Gravity Falls and Dramatical Murder.

Just because I'm done with letters doesn't mean I'm done with these ships or exchanges! The fun thing about something so rare is that there's not as many conventions to to run with or against, so anything can be new and exciting! Feel free to go outside of the prompts I've put down if an idea catches your attention.

I like:
* Groundhog Day style time loops! Especially if it drives them temporarily insane or they try to game the system or it's used to force character growth that otherwise wouldn't happen in a million years (the heartless learn to love, unlikely characters pair up, unexpected people become hypercompetent, angst in general, also fun crack in general). Either the character doing it alone or multiple people
* Really violent or over the top love, confessions of it, ways to show it.
* Characters with skewed moralities (ie everyone requested) doing immoral things without thinking about it much
* One or both characters have a strong and distinct goal, which the other either acquiesces to due to love or practicality, or fights really strongly against.
* Outside characters judge the pair for being together for either very silly or very good reasons, and they defend the relationship.
* Pining, onesided relationships. It's painful in a very fun way! And triply so if they don't realize it's onesided. 
* Hypercompetence or magic, people being good at what they do
* Navel gazing over love/crushes, being really happy about it or really upset to be in love
* I tend to gauge love via the characters enjoying merely being in that person's presence and being willing to change or give up goals for their well-being or because it's what they want.
* "This is a stupid decision, why am I doing this?" shortly before doing it, for love
* Being really alarmed or frustrated by their own attraction to someone due to conflicting loyalties, being dangerous, internalized homophobia, already being in a relationship with someone else.
* First loves in really apathetic or evil characters, and how having such an intense connection changes the way they think
* "they'd never loved anyone like they loved ___" I like a lot in both my fluffy and dysfunctional ships, though it's not a one-size-fits-all sort of declaration.  Because it's so intense, because it's so destructive, because it's not much like love or because it's so much more than they're used to.

I dislike:
* Characters with canon opposite sex attraction becoming gay. I'd prefer them bi, demi, or without allusions to their sexuality outside this relationship rather than retconning their attraction. That throws me off in a way I find uninteresting.
* If internalized homophobia is in the fic, I'd prefer if they mostly had to struggle through their insecurities alone or with the aid of one or two other people rather than having a large group of people tell them it's fine. That's part of the fun of the trope for me.
* Characters who committed the same crime or worse being astonished at their other half doing the same. All the requested characters have their problems and failings, and having say, Rick be astonished at genocide, or Komaeda be shocked that Kamukura is unimpressed by non-SHSL people, or Gideon gasp at muggings is going to make me very confused. Setting it in a time period where they haven't yet done whatever it is is perfectly acceptable. Having one be more moral or less destructive in comparison to the other is GREAT, though. As is narcissistic denial or glazing over of their own flaws, flat out lying to make the other guilty, or being concerned that they'll be the next target. 

DNW: Underage, death of either half of the pair,

Rick and Morty
Doofus Jerry/Rick Sanchez | Rick Sanchez/Doofus Rick's Jerry Smith
DNW: Doofus Rick being hurt more than briefly, incest.

The real ship here is Rick x Humiliation and Suffering, and being beaten by D!Jerry is an intensely personal way to deliver that.

Doofus Jerry is from the comic book canon. He's the opposite of Jerry, as competent and ruthless as our Jerry isn't, and when he comes to C-137 he fucks Rick up real good. Assume I mean D!Jerry when I say Jerry.

I like seeing Rick pummeled into the dirt both physically and emotionally. Maybe some ashamed arousal from Jerry decisively kicking his ass and foiling all his revenge plots. Maybe Jerry elects to seduce Rick to get what he wants, maybe they have some messed up sex to distract Jerry from Beth, who still thinks he's good/he's her husband. Maybe Rick elects to seduce Jerry as his last ditch revenge plots and it works a little too well?

Alternately, D!Jerry and some Rick from the Rick dimension. I'd prefer someone as close to normal Rick as possible. I mean, he enslaved an entire dimension of Ricks and has no qualms making them call him stupid titles if he feels like it and make him a big robot of himself. There's potential everywhere.

Dangan Ronpa

Kamukura Izuru/Komaeda Nagito
These two being ordinary, well adjusted men
* Komaeda falling in love due to Kamukura really being Hinata deep inside

I seem to have a thing for fanboys who would do anything for their idol, but upon meeting them realize that wait, they actually have high standards and the idol isn't actually meeting those standards. Komaeda manages to be snobby about Kamukura and his levels of hope, which is fun. Despair Komaeda, more of that technicolor gunshot ridiculousness, or them standing apart from the world they despise while also being intensely prickly towards each other is fun. I also like it when they soften to each other a little bit over time. Feel free to have Komaeda trash talk Hinata, that's fun. Or Kamukura trash talk Komaeda. So, either Komaeda being really ridiculously besotted with Kamukura, who only barely cares about him, or Komaeda being really disappointed yet attached to Kamukura, who never asked for his opinion.

Gravity Falls
* Anything sexual or involving sexual urges with a Gideon younger than 15. By this I mean let's just say that it's all INTENSE ROMANTIC URGES AND BONDS. Both Gideon to others and others to Gideon. PWP with Gideon at all.
* Either part of the ships dying permanently
* Bill being imprisoned or depowered. Bill having to work with or get help from them because they have some kind of knowledge/ability that he just doesn't is super fun, though, whether it's an equation, portal access, being in the material plane, understanding people, whatever.

I'm more interested in crack/fluff/angst than PWP for this fandom in this exchange!

Ghost-Eyes/Gideon: Ghost Eyes would do anything for Gideon. Gideon is less attached to him, and also crushing on other people (at least initially). Roll with it.

Bill Cipher/Fiddleford H. McGucket: Sometimes a lonely old man and a triangle meet up and chat. Alternately, McGucket makes himself a soulbonding machine or drugs Bill with a love potion somehow, and Bill has to deal with being in love with someone for the first time. Does this save the world? Does it just lead to some weird courting? Does Bill try to murder McGucket's racoon wife?

Bill Cipher/Fiddleford McGucket/Stanford Pines: It's a big game of "he said, she said" and no one has all the information they need except Bill. I like Fiddleford->Stanford->Bill, but could probably be convinced to roll with anything as long as the fic commits and is enthusiastic about it!

Gideon Gleeful/Grunkle Stan: I like the hammy back and forth of them destroying each other's plans. I feel like nothing good will happen when Gideon is roaming free in Gravity Falls gathering his resources. Is Stan the only one who can stop him? Does Stan even want to? Does Gideon realize he has a crush on Stan and get very alarmed and then do his best to figure out how to deal with this? Roll with it.

Bill Cipher/Gideon Gleeful: Gideon is used to being a big fish in his small pond. Interdimensionally Bill is super dangerous, but Gideon tries to use him anyways. Maybe Gideon still has nightmares about Bill long after he should be dead. Maybe it's canon divergent with Gideon still patrolling the wreckage of Gravity Falls for his boss. Whatever sounds fun!

Bill Cipher/Grunkle Stan: Stan has a lot of similarities in his behavior to Bill. He looks very much like Ford. He could probably use a little demon magic to grease the wheels of life. He's lonely enough to get an unfortunate crush on a triangle, methinks. Bizarre love potion shenanigans for either or them having to raise kids together due to extremely improbable circumstances would be fun.

Bill Cipher/Stanford Pines: Ford worshiped Bill pretty literally. And then it turned out Bill was always evil. Angst over Bill never loving him? Before the reveal with some sweet declarations of love? Manipulative shit? Ford doing everything in his power to murder Bill? Bill taunting him? I tend towards Bill not really being in love with him, I enjoy Bill becoming very attached. Love potion shenanigans with Bill being drugged to love either Ford or someone else would be fun! Love potion shenanigans with Ford being drugged to love Bill are not, though.

DRAMAtical Murder

Sly Blue/Trip/Virus
: They're his biggest fans! I am uninterested in them kidnapping him or anything, but them being dysfunctional or murdering people together seems fun. Also, consider Sly topping the hell out of those two. I have. I like it. Those two cooing over Sly Blue while he just :| at them is fun!

Clear/Sly Blue: Sly is the one whose voice Clear heard, and it makes me really excited. Clear tagging along with Sly, who has some serious serious mental and attachment issues? Let the romance unfold. Fluffy or messed up as desired. Clear is self-destructively loyal, and I don't think Sly is equipped to deal with that. Nor is Clear really prepared to deal with or protest Sly's destructive hedonism.

Crossover ( Gravity Falls x Rick and Morty )

Rick incest ships.

Bill Cipher/Rick Sanchez: LOOK AT THESE ASSHOLES. If they were put together, they would make an assholery event horizon. That's something I want to see. Also, Rick can never have enough overly intense alien exes. Maybe with Bill trying to get Rick to build him a portal big enough to get through? Maybe they harass someone together? Maybe they take a job together? Bill possesses Rick? Bill torments Morty? Rick makes a desperate deal with a demon to save his family? Whatever works, folks.

Stanford Pines/Rick Sanchez: These two would butt heads pretty hard, I think. Their moralities are... distinctly different, Rick is lightyears ahead of Ford in brains/gadgetry when Ford is used to being the smartest person in the room, and they may have some differing views regarding the Pines and Smith family or Bill. Rick is also much more likely to fight and avoid the government whereas Ford handed over his mind control tie and has been happily operating on government grants for his research. Just rivalship them and I will follow.
2017-05-31 02:47 pm

How to Write: Bill Cipher

I'm working on figuring out how to explain this. Hope it helps.

So you want to write Bill Cipher but you can't figure out how to do it?

Here's how I do it! Hopefully it'll be helpful. ( Note that I enjoy many many people's versions of Bill )

Anything is fair game for Bill as far as morality goes. Murdering babies, lying out his rectangular behind, swapping the functions of every hole in people's faces, hurting people in their most sensitive areas, breaking apart families, and so on.

He doesn't refer to himself as evil, but he does refer to himself as insane casually and somewhat frequently.

Bring out your inner douchebag, add drama and curiosity. Stir the pot. Add only enough maturity for a five year old. If you notice compassion boiling on the surface skim it off before it settles. People's pain is funny. People's stress is funny. Pretend things are true until they are, whether it's Bill's or how people should react to Bill, who is totally to be trusted as long as it's useful to be. Once he's done with them he'll rub that trust in their face. Any gags which require extra hands, props, voices, the bending of space-time, knowledge of completely made up things, do it.

Convenient questions:
You are Bill Cipher.
You are interacting with someone. Do they know who you are and what you do? What do you want to convince them to do, if anything? Is there a particular view of you that you want them to keep? What is your opinion of them?

Bill changes how he presents himself A LOT, depending on what he wants and who he's talking to. He can be a helpful muse or 9-to-5 villain or your new lord and master or a friendly party host or an uncaring boss. This probably changes depending on how much Time Punch he's drunk and how much patience he has at that point.

In general:
He's very dramatic and showy! He generally does something to unnerve whoever he's talking to every minute or so while he's in Deal Mode. He doesn't talk formally except in extreme circumstances. Which isn't to say he doesn't use big words!

Run whatever he's saying through the Cookie Jar Test. Would the tone sound out of place on someone wheedling for the location of a cookie jar, denying anything had been stolen from it, blaming someone else for stealing from the jar, blithely ignoring that his hand is stuck in there while talking to someone, triumphing over having eaten all the cookies, saying that no, it really won't hurt your diet at all, gloating about replacing the cookies with rocks, insulting them for thinking they could hide the jar, or something like that? It's a made up test, but in general pretend there's a cookie jar and he's either luring someone towards theirs or trying to get to it himself. He's trying to set someone in motion, or he's performing the motion himself. Or he's in Party Host Mode and just trying to say whatever he wants and show off a bit.

He's the essence of that person who gets WAY TOO CLOSE TO YOU and then pretends it's totally normal until you think well, it must be normal.
He doesn't have anything to prove or particularly care about people's opinion of him unless they're useful to him RIGHT NOW or shortly afterwards in the future.
He can also be compared to a frat boy or a used car salesman.
He plays on insecurities and weak spots, presenting himself as someone who can solve all your problems, or whatever he offers as totally awesome.
He gloats, either about how great he and his plans are going or how dumb his enemies are.

He uses misdirection a lot, especially to make people fight with themselves over the wrong thing. He shows himself running off so no one will suspect he's disguised as Soos and to create a threatening time crunch. He implies he's dealing for Mabel's puppets to create something that Dipper finds sufficiently important that he won't question that Bill actually wants something far more vital and dangerous because he's too busy struggling with his conscience and current sister issues. Making people fight the wrong battles is one of his things.
If he makes a mistake, he brushes over it briefly, never to be mentioned again. Same if other people bring it up. Or no, it wasn't a mistake, it barely counted, but not in a speech at length about it.
He's not very aware of how much other people care about each other, and he's much more likely to interpret sadness as related to others' goals or selves than the feelings of others.

He doesn't lambast himself for any failings, and he isn't self conscious or guilty about his actions or his appearance.
He insults pretty much every human he interacts with, particularly via insulting nicknames.
He's capable of being tricky and (more) subtle, such as when he pretended to be Soos, but he can also be very blunt, like his total failure to act like Dipper during his time as Bipper.
He lies. He lies a LOT. He's an unreliable narrator who talks like he's got an ace up his sleeve even when he doesn't.
He's easily bored a lot of the time. Combined with his large ego, this leads him to do things like wait and see what his enemies can do to try and stop him
Bill is motivated by his idea of fun, or by his goals (which lead to his idea of fun). Or spite, in the case of Time Baby. He doesn't like being restricted and seems to see freedom as an absolute good (for him), since it will let him crush anything he wants.

No matter how awful the he is, Bill thinks he's excellent.This includes appearance, and personality. Failure to complete goals won't result in him flagellating himself. Maybe a short, snarky comment about it at most before he redirects to the next thing.
He's got lots of eyes in depictions of himself, eyelike or triangular shapes, and other stuff. He also has some amount of mind/dreamreading ability. Put it to use, let him know all sorts of things that would be unfortunate or awkward or intriguing. If there's something he doesn't know, he'd probably a) pretend he knows it b) dismiss its importance c) agree to find it out for a price

Analysis of deals Bill made or might have made:

Tribal Shaman: he didn't know what he was doing with building the portal, and I'm not clear on what (if anything) he asked for. Put this up as ???

Henchmaniacs: Considering Bill offered Ford the chance to join them, it seems likely that he adds those who make a deal with him that he likes to his crew. This is purely speculation, though.

Ford: according to journal 3 he wanted to clock in more hours on working on the portal than he was physically able to, so he let Bill take over his body while his mind slept. Bill got even more work done than he expected, but Ford's eye also started bleeding afterwards. So he got what he wanted, but there were side effects, and he didn't know what he was asking for.

Gideon, 1: He makes every effort to give Gideon the code to the safe. So it's clear that if you wait to fulfill your side of the bargain until he's done his, he will pull through, especially if you have a specific way for this to happen filled out.

Dipper: Him smashing the laptop did reveal a clue about the owner and lead to a solution! It did not keep to the spirit of the deal even a little bit, though, between the puppet fake out and how vague it is.

Blendin Bendin: he got out of time jail, which is what he asked for. He didn't want to be possessed or bring about the apocalypse, most likely, but both the letter and spirit were fulfilled.

Mabel: She got a time bubble. It was more of a magic wish fulfillment bubble. It's not clear if she would have aged, and while it includes fakes of the people she loves (and real Waddles) I don't think it's what she really wanted. Put this down as ???, she seemed happy while she was there. Didn't know what the gizmo did and didn't ask. Didn't know it was Bill.

Gideon, 2: Gideon did get power over everyone, freedom from jail, and the key to Mabel's prison! As we don't know the actual terms of the deal we can't be sure how true he was to it, but Gideon seemed pretty happy before Dipper convinced him to fight.

Stan: would Bill have actually let Stan and the kids free? Who fucking knows. Him immediately recapturing them or setting the Henchmaniacs on them or eating the section of the Earth they're on is not implausible.

Character Interaction: 
These may have glaring errors or be interpreted in different, equally valid ways. Feel free to comment if you have something to contest or add!

Nicknames: living ventriloquist dummy, short stack
They strike deals when necessary. Bill makes Gideon sheriff of the wasteland, but Gideon doesn't like being anyone's second in command. Bill is amiable when he has no hold over Gideon, although he can't resist fucking with him via deer teeth, and likes humiliating him after Gideon turns on him.

Nicknames: Pine Tree, my old puppet

Bill sees him as a threat because he keeps looking for information that Bill has always been able to keep hidden before.

Pain is funny, but Dipper's pain especially so! Here, have Bill trying to get him to rub jalapeno peppers on his eyes.

Nicknames: Shooting Star
She tickled him out of the body he stole, and he probably isn't happy about that. He put her in the most devious prison he ever made, so he either thought it was funny or thought keeping her out of the way was important. Alternately, it was a way to deal with Gideon and keep to the letter of his deal on both accounts.

Stanford Pines:
Nicknames: Fordsy, IQ, Sixer, Mr. Brainiac, tough guy, smart guy, man who changed the world, Stanford Pines, friend, brainiac, "brainiacs", "you two", old man, six fingers, and kid

Seems to enjoy bragging and messing with Ford, both before and after the portal. Probably wasn't quite acting himself when Ford thought he was a good muse, but you never know. Was described as whimsical by Ford.

Stanley Pines:
Nicknames: Stan, Stanley, old man

Not a lot of interaction. Doesn't seem to view his Mindscape as particularly special when he first comes. Comments on cleanliness when he comes to it in the finale. Tries to deal for his soul in the puppet infomercial shorts

Henchmaniacs: He seems to care about what they think (putting on a show and party for them, poooossibly not poking the hornet's nest too much with the multiple face guy), but not enough to care about their pain if they smash into the barrier. Bring out your weird showman and a sense of easy authority. Bill makes the rules, and he doesn't want them dead but is fine with them trying to eat each other and gets annoyed with their incompetence if they fail to destroy an enchanted Mystery Shack. They are all fine with things like eating kids and turning people into statues. List of names: Kryptos, Pyronica, Amorphous Shape, Xanthar, Paci-Fire, 8 Ball, Teeth, Keyhole, Hectorgon.

Kryptos: We know Bill hates the symbol Kryptos according to the AMA. Does he also hate Kryptos his henchman? I assume so, but he doesn't show it during Weirdmageddon.

Bill emphasizes Fiddleford's "lack of commitment to the project" when he's trying to drive a wedge between Stanford and Bill. They never talked before Fiddleford went insane that we know. Fiddleford makes a triangle symbol around his eye in the depths of his insanity, so he might have interacted with Bill around then. Fiddleford builds a robot to fight Bill with zero comment about them having any kind of history.

Jack the Ripper: Bill knew him well enough for Jack to ask Bill not to reveal his love of clown masks. This did not stop Bill once Jack was no longer useful to him.

Time Baby:
He hates Time Baby. A lot.

Bill doesn't seem to have a high opinion of her, according to the AMA.

Gompers: According to the Reddit AMA, Bill likes him better "this way". There's various hints that Gompers wasn't always a goat and was transformed into one by a witch. During Weirdmageddon, Bill doesn't stop to look at him but does turn him giant. Maybe that was intention?

Alex Hirsch: I feel like I've heard about him joking about making a deal with Bill somewhere, but I can't dig anything up.


Do whatever's fun. Try to keep things recognizable.

2017-04-21 12:02 am

Not Prime Time 2017

Hello! I'm excited for this! My tastes vary depending on canons and pairings, but I'll try to be specific. Anon comments are on, so feel free to ask for clarification.

My ao3 name is rosewithallherthorns.

I requested Akatsuki no Yona, Fruits Basket, and Girl Genius in Soul Swap here: http://rosewithallherthorns.dreamwidth.org/1288.html
It's a mess but you might find some cool ideas.
I requested Akatsuki no Yona in Smut Swap here: http://rosewithallherthorns.dreamwidth.org/501.html
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2017-03-31 10:46 pm

Soul Exchange 2017

I did not sign up for this. But it may be useful in figuring out what I do and don't like, or simply to gawk at.

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2017-03-18 10:45 am

Jaehee Route Day 8, Yoosung Call "scary place"

I can't find this call anywhere on the internet! It's a true travesty, so I'm transcribing it here. Note: the first two options have a "am I interrupting something" option to talk about, so I assume the whole first stretch is a giant innuendo.
Jaehee's route, Day 8, outgoing call: This place is scary.

Yoosung: Arrgh! Oh, hello? He-hello? Ahh! Don't push me! Sorry
MC: Yoosung?
Yoosung: Gah~ I'm at the supermarket!
Yoosung: I came to get some food, but they're having this huge sale where 100g of pork is only 69 cents...! So I ran over... only to find a huge wave of people.
Yoosung: Aargh! This is mine! Don't take it out~! God....
Yoosung: ...Oww... Someone just stepped on my foot and took what was in my cart! How could they...? My god...
Yoosung: I just wanted to fill up my little belly... was I being too greedy?
Yoosung: I should just head over to the fish corner... I should at least get fish since I can't get pork.
Yoosung: Hi~! Could I get a piece of mackerel.... Aarrrgh!!
MC: Yoosung! Are you okay!?
Yoosung: ...Oh.... oh my... god... So-someone just punched my side. Why!? They're not even having a sale here! Why are there so many people!?
Yoosung: No.... I can't give up the fish.
Yoosung: Hi! Could you just throw it to me?! I really need that piece of mackerel! Just throw it! Please...!!
Yoosung: Oh yeah, got it!.
Yoosung: I want to go home now. This place is scary.
Yoosung: Ugh... I should get in line.... My dear pork belly... I'll just see you next time...
Yoosung: I can't just push around all the old ladies and be that desperate. I'll still young~! I have a reputation to keep up!
Yoosung: Next time, should I just come super early and leave or should I ask Zen to come with me...? I need to think of a way to solve this.
MC: I'm hungry.... Yoosung, go get me some food.
Yoosung: Wh... what!? What did you just say?
Yoosung: Do you want me to be your maid or something?
Yoosung: Uhm... but... well, come to think of it, it won't be so bad to be your maid.
Yoosung: I kind of like being treated like on. Doing something for someone else and getting insulted at times. I actually fantasize about it.
MC: I think that would suit me.
Yoosung: Oh my god~ Let's talk about that later.
Yoosung: It's my turn! I have to go pay. I'll see you later at the chat room!