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Dear Writer:

Hi! I hope that we have matched on something that you’re genuinely enthusiastic about drawing or writing, and that this letter provides some useful prompt ideas. I am totally fine with both art and fic!

By and large, I love seeing what draws two people close together, how they handle adversity, and what adventures they have in their spare time. I'm always interested in seeing characters navigate tricky situations no matter the plot, and I adore playing around with story format. If you enjoy writing epistolary fic, scrapbook stories, twitter fic and the like, pleasefeel free to do so.

In terms of do not wants, I only request that there are no AUs, and if something in canon is expressedly within the realm of friendship, that relationship remain that way. Canonical levels of violence, sexuality, and bad things happening is perfectly fine.

If you need any prompts refined for art purposes, please feel free to ask here. I've turned anon on. Thanks so much!

Arslan Senki | Heroic Legend of Arslan
I watched the Heroic Legend of Arslan out of curiosity, because I’m a big Hiromu Arakawa fan. About two episodes in I was in for the whole series, as the show had slammed into my love of world building and politics immediately. Seeing the relationships in the show and how they develop has only made me love the series more.

Daryun & Narsus: I’d really like to see how Narsus and Daryun kept in touch after Narsus was kicked out of the court. What were their exchanges like? How did Narsus come to settle in his nice little house? How has his painting developed over time - if at all?

Arslan & Elam: I’ve come to enjoy these two a lot because Elam wasn’t exactly thrilled with Arslan being around at the start of the series. Tracking the development has been enjoyable, but it also suggests to me that there was a lot more bonding between the two than we were allowed to see. I’d love to see that explored.

ロード・エルメロイⅡ世の事件簿 | Lord El-Melloi II Case Files
This prompt is, admittedly, a blanket request for whoever you’d like to write about in the Case Files. I adore all of the relationships in the novels so far, especially the dynamics they have with each other.

Flat Eskanderos & Gray Waver Velvet & Flat Eskandaros Waver Velvet & Gray Waver Velvet & Reines El-Melloi Archisorte: What can I say? I love everyone here and what they do.
Flat makes life chaotic, oh yes, but Waver endures him for some reason - apparently out of concern for Flat’s safety, if the wiki is anything to go by. Gray is absolutely fascinating as a character because of her lineage, yes, but also because she’s stuck beside Waver and acts as his assistant. I’d love to see more of that, and then, then there’s Reines. I adore the relationship we’ve seen between Reines and Waver so far, with her treating him like a servant or sibling depending on what she needs from him. This particular relationship strikes me as the most unique in the series, as it’s very much a patronage sort of arrangement, with enough close affection for it to be genuine but an unshakeable power dynamic as well.

I’d also like to see an exploration of what these relationships are like beyond what we’re given in canon. We know in Fate/apocrypha that Flat sometimes takes VH out to the movies, but that serves to pose more questions like what kind of low-key shenanigans happen on a daily basis? How does the group say, control VH’s terminator outbursts? How have Reines and Waver developed their relationship since he was first given the Lord El-Melloi II title? How does Gray spend her days off when she isn’t around Waver? What challenges faces this group as a whole? Or perhaps there are other cases they’ve gotten into that we haven’t seen.

An on-going translation is here.

Fate/Stay night
I’ve been in Fate/ fandom for a while now, and mostly I stick around for what servants will appear next and Clock Tower politics. The latter tend to be my favourite thing, as they’re rife for exploration, but also because they prompt a lot of enjoyable relationships that can be friendly, strategic, patronage, or antagonistic.

Tohsaka Rin & Waver Velvet: Rin and Waver and their relationship has been my core thing in Fate/ since I first learned that they took apart the Holy Grail together. I always want to see more of their adventures together, either as teacher and student or as two equals going out and doing whatever. Or bonding over servants. Or anything, really.
Tohsaka Rin & Luvia Edelfelt: These two are amazing because of their antagonism and the one-man upmanship that acts as the source of constant escalation. I’ve always wondered how this antagonism continues into Luvia’s and Rin’s adult lives, as well as how they handle conflict in public outside of Clock Tower. Do they have to restrain their magecraft, or are their incidents that require cover up? Really anything with these two driving each other crazy would be a delight.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
To me, the real joy in Inquisition isn’t the plot, it is the characters and watching them interact with each other. Everyone is so well defined, the banter is so much fun to listen to, and I could probably just be happy if I could be a fly on the wall and listen to everyone day in and day out.

Dorian Pavus & Maevaris Tilani (DAI): I have enjoyed the fact that Dorian and Maevaris go on to form their own political party in Tevinter ever since we learned about it at the end of Trespasser. I’d love to see how it is that these two came to be in each other’s orbits and what the Lucerni are like.
Dorian Pavus & Sera (DAI), Bull's Chargers & Iron Bull (DAI), Iron Bull & Sera (DAI) Iron Bull & Vivienne (DAI): Consider this a catch all for any of these relationships having adventures and bonding during the course of Dragon Age: Inquisition! I enjoy all of these relationships because of the personalities involved, and watching them interact with each other is simply a thing of joy.

Agora (2009)
Agora is a movie that I love for many reasons, including but not limited to the film’s focus on early Christianity and the politics thereof, the emphasis on books and the preservation of knowledge, and the way it demonstrates how intense religious conflict was throughout the empire.

Hypatia & Orestes I really like what we see between Hypatia and Orestes in the second half of the film featuring Orestes as prefect and Hypatia providing counsel. The smaller things, like Orestes refusing to allow people to insult her in the senate and somehow they still finding time to conduct experiments on boats and talk about philosophy really gets my interest going, and makes me wonder how they went from the first half of the movie to what we see in the second half. I’d be delighted to see something that tracks their developing friendship as Orestes rises up the ranks and Hypatia continues to teach in the prevailing political environment. What are the obstacles that they end up dealing with? How are they overcome? How do they maintain, or else advance, their respective positions? How does Hypatia’s research progress? How did their relationship come to be what see in the second half of the film?

Bartimaeus - Jonathan Stroud
I have long loved the Bartimaeus trilogy for its solid world building, exploration of class politics with magic, and generally everything the series does. The ending, for me, is pitch perfect, and the whole series offers a lot to play around with.

Bartimaeus & Queezle: Queezle may have only been around a little bit in the books, but I enjoyed her a lot. I’d love to see more of what she and Bartimaeus got up to in the past, either in Prague or elsewhere. Or even in the Other Place, if you’re so inclined.
Bartimaeus & Kitty Jones: I’ve always wondered if Kitty and Bartimaeus meet again after the series ends - either through Kitty calling him up again, or someone else deciding that summoning Bartimaeus is a good idea. What happens in between then? How does England fare after the series ends?
Nathaniel & Jessica Whitwell : We sort of gloss over the early days of Nathaniel being under Jessica’s instruction, all things considered. I am curious as to what Nathaniel’s education under her is like, how it compares to his old master’s, and how Nathaniel is integrated into the high political class of magician society.

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