Greetings, kind Yuletide author!
Thank you so much for signing up for one (or more) of my beloved micro-fandoms. I am so excited that you like these worlds and characters too!
First off, some notes about me and fic I like.
I love characters. I love them in backstories, missing scenes, post-canon, fixits and canon-divergence. I want to know what makes them tick, to watch them live their lives, to see them fall in love. Especially that last one, because oh boy am I a shipper. Still, at the heart of every romance (pardon the pun) are two or more characters... that is who I read fic for.
Particular likes: slice of life, characters connecting, scenes from relationships (romantic or platonic), friends to lovers, adventures and/or mysteries, humour, sexytimes with plot, angst that gets somewhat or entirely resolved - a tearjerker with a happy ending gets me every time.
Dislikes and Squicks: Infidelity! Dubcon and noncon! Abuse, emotional or physical. I just can't go there. I don't enjoy kinks involving body fluids or hard bdsm. I'm not interested in AUs for the fandoms I've picked here.
To the fandoms:
This is such a fun, funny little webseries. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it - over at Geek and Sundry. Our (actual super-)heroes are a great misfit bunch and I crave tales of their (mis)adventures together, past or future. I also kind of want to know how they pay the rent and divide up the housework and who likes to cook while dancing to Beyonce (Dagr?) and who sings in the shower (Alexia?).
I think their rapport is adorable. Ship-wise, I like the awkward Penny/Dagr that is going on, but my rarepair heart beats for fierce Alexia and docile Luke as unlikely soulmates. In general, though, I crave Team!goodness for this group.
Oof. What to say here? I just worship this show. It is so complex in its storytelling, its science, its characters... I never know where it's going and I'm always amazed when it gets there. Any tales written in this multiverse will make me so happy.
These are smart, capable people who are emotionally vulnerable for various reasons. Each has their own battles to fight (external and internal). I want to know so much more about all of them. I particularly like the main pair, Kiera and Alec. Neither of them really belong or fit in, and that makes them great together - as friends or (I dream) more. Their estrangement was the hardest part of season three for me. I would love to see them finding their way back to their original bond.
Carlos has had the hardest journey, in some ways. He has been kept in the dark, lied to, shot, and manipulated by so many people. I worry about Carlos in the current timeline. I also like to daydream about him in a better timeline. Carlos stories would be amazing. All I ask is that if you want to ship him, my preference is for Betty, not Kiera.
Emily is fascinating and sad. She clearly has a past worth exploring. There's also the whole "falling for the mark" issue. I think she does care for Alec... but I wonder if that's a good thing given her destructive ways. Emily stories would have to work to find happy endings.
Alec is a mystery to me, in a lot of ways. I wonder what motivates him to help Kiera and how he truly feels about Liber8, or Julian, or his alttimeline self. Does Alec have a moral centre, or is he just about tech and his obsessive love for Emily? Was Piron Alec an aberration or is that potential in Alec Prime?
Finally, Kiera. I have so many thoughts about Kiera that I won't get into. Questions that always sit with me, though: what is it that makes her fight every day? Does she have any hope that she could make it back to her future-past anymore? How has her clear-cut world view shifted over the timelines? Where do her sympathies lie today?
One quick note on Kiera: I do not buy her insta-romance with Brad. I like him, I love the arc and alttimeline he introduced, but the sudden schmoop - no way.
Oh, how I loved this show. Arkady, the neurotic grand master who ferrets out actions, and Alcina, the practical, capable one who understands hearts. They are the heads of the strange little family on this show. I see such a good balance, a strong bond, between them. Maybe it's deep friendship, maybe it's more.... Sam and Danni, well, they're like the kids in this gang. Brother and sister? Maybe - that has lots of story (and banter) potential. Or perhaps a mischievous Arkady wants to see something more between them (like I do) - someone sensible and steady for Danni, someone fun and worldly for Sam. Arkady, and a reluctant Alcina, as cupids? Just another adventure at the Huxley.
Adventures of ex-assassins and super-spies are fun and all, but this show is all about a bunch of damaged romantics for me. I think all these people just want someone to tell them that they're not bad people and that someone's got their back. And then they will go on awesome adventures saving the world from super-villains.
I have shipped Nikita and Birkhoff from the beginning. They both have murky pasts, full of dubious choices. They work as a seamless unit under pressure. They clearly care deeply about each other. And frankly, they banter so incredibly well. Alex and Birkhoff have a great connection, so flawed and conflicted while still very strongly centred. I like them as friends, as sidekicks (to each other or Nikki), and as lovers. And for the final pairing... Nikita and Alex are partners and there's so much emotional potential there (romantic or platonic).
Really, these three are just interesting in any arrangement or adventure. A gen friendship piece would be such fun. Or if you want to break up Michael and Nikita or Birkhoff and Sonya to set ships sailing, I would be thrilled. I'm open to polyamourous options as well, with these three or canon partners.
Why this show? Because dinosaurs! Dinosaurs in Canada! I like that it's light and fun, with moments of real character evolution and depth. I only wish they'd had more time to explore the consequences of the military involvement (though I'm happy to retcon out Mac's sacrifice in my selective memory). Any adventure story before the finale or creative take on the potential new timeline would be exciting. In PNW, I'm a serious lover of the brotp and work-otp. Here, I picked Ken and Ange for their awesomely awkward yet effective partnership and Dylan and Mac for their banter-heavy friendship.
I do also go with romantic shipping here, too, but my favourite thing about this show was always the hijinks and friendship banter so if you're not ship inclined that's totally cool. (I love Ange/Ken, but my OTP is Mac/Dylan, actually. In case you wanted to know)
Wire in the Blood
This is a wonderful British television show about a profiler and the cops he assists. The show is strong for several reasons, but the flawed and irritating Tony Hill is why I love it. I particularly like his dynamic with Alex because it is very much a friendship with possibility, but not as much tension as there was with Carol. I don't care if they are romantically linked or if it's an equally strong platonic tie, but they work well together and there's a *need* there.
Oh, and the secondary characters are also great - Kevin and Paula are meant for each other, even the show writers knew that. I also prefer Alex because I think she brought a lot of complexity to the show and to the team. Her family life always stood as a nice contrast to the 'team family' that she, Tony, Kevin, and Paula make.
Once again, thank you, lovely Yuletide writer. I'm already looking forward to your story.
I wish you happy writing and a fun Yuletide!