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07 January 2015 @ 07:05 pm
Snowflake Challenge 2015: Day Seven  
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Do you get heart-eyed over fluffy and domestic fanart? Or maybe werewolves are your thing? How about podfics that have characters talking dirty? What storytelling elements to you seek out time and time again because they make you happy? What is your bulletproof kink?

Day 7: In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

It's a lot easier to list the things I don't like than it is to list the things I do like. Isn't that always the way? But this challenge is for positives so I need to reverse the polarity of my thinking.

Things I look for in fics:

  • Strong men showing vulnerability. Not necessarily weakness, but admitting that they need their friends, lover, BFF.

  • Men who love children. Few things turn me into a gooey pile of squeee faster than men who who children (theirs or others') children without reservation. This is one of the reasons I keep adding to Bulletproof Baby Blankets, my Hawaii Five-0 story in which Steve and Danny have children.

  • I like to read light BDSM although it's not easy for me to admit it.

  • I like writing AUs but I don't always read them.

  • I don't know if this qualifies as a trope or not, but I like "realization fics" when two characters move from friendship to love. One of my favorites is the H50 story Painting the Blue Boy by minou_demimonde. It's awesome!

  • I like observation fics, talking about the simple things in life, or how characters react to them.
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on January 8th, 2015 12:48 am (UTC)
not surprising we like a lot of the same things.
Stevia Fluntasphaltcowgrrl on January 8th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
Those are some wide and varied tastes, which is a beautiful thing. I love the whole friends-to-lovers idea, and I write a lot of that myself.

I do agree though, it's often easier to say I'll read anything but x, y, and z. To come up with specifics that you like, especially when you're the kind of ADHD reader that I am, is much more difficult.

This is a fascinating challenge you're taking. I like it.