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([personal profile] jain Nov. 16th, 2010 09:58 am)
If you've been assigned to me for a fic exchange, here's the rather long list of my general likes and dislikes. Please think of these as suggestions rather than guidelines; if the following information is useful to you and helps spark your creativity, that's excellent. Otherwise, feel free to ignore this post and write the story that you're burning to write, and I'll do my best to love and appreciate it. Caveat scriptor: if your story includes breathplay, cannibalism, scat (in a sexual context), vomit (ditto), or unexamined racism or misogyny, then I might not read it.

Post last updated on 15 September 2017.

General kinks/likes:
Plot kinks - happy (or at least hopeful) endings, family (either biological or chosen), friendship, loyalty, determination, cooking and/or eating, people being smart, people being competent, social and/or political maneuvering, bureaucracy, women doing science, platonic bedsharing, pining, unrequited love that turns out to be requited, hurt/comfort, worldbuilding, historical details, cultural differences

Sexual kinks - kissing, masturbation, mutual masturbation, frottage, intercrural sex, oral sex, crossdressing, talking during sex (not dirty talk, just ordinary conversation), pegging (especially f/m), BDSM (with a male sub for f/m), watersports, tentacles (when genre-appropriate)

Genre and style likes - first time fic, established relationship fic in which there's some sort of shift in the dynamics of the relationship, character- and relationship-driven gen, backstory, missing scenes, future fic, third person POV, past tense

General Do Not Wants:
Plot DNWs - character bashing, unexamined misogyny and racism, "on-screen" character death, heavy angst, everyone-paired-off fic, zombies, road trips, muses, soulmates, omegaverse, AUs, crossovers

Sexual DNWs - breathplay/asphyxiation, foodsmut, vore/cannibalism, bloodplay, knifeplay, gunplay, suspension, scat, vomit, parent-child incest, teacher-student relationships, unsafe sex (except in historical or fantasy fandoms)

Genre and style DNWs - dialogue-only fic, no dialogue, epithets (e.g. the blonde, the taller man, the hacker), PWPs, crackfic, first person POV, second person POV

Pet peeves - the phrases "to his [or her] credit," "had the grace to," and "took him[self] in hand"

Do Not Wants with a "bad guy" exception (i.e. things that are DNWs when done by the protagonists):
torture, abuse, betrayal, non-con/rape, dubcon, sexual coercion, infidelity/cheating

Additional notes:
1) Regarding third person present tense, I'm Switzerland. I don't actively like it as I do third person past tense, but if your fic demands present tense for some reason or if you're simply more confident in your ability to write a great present tense fic, then go for it.

2) Not all of my DNWs are things that I universally dislike. Some of them are just things that I'm very particular about, and it's easier to blanket DNW them than to attempt to detail my idiosyncratic preferences. So if I've commented on or kudosed a fic by you that involves one or more of my listed DNWs, please don't worry! I really did enjoy it!