Dear Holly-Polyer

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:30 pm
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Hi there! I'm not usually a letter writer but given the bumpy start I had with my fandoms being smooshed, I thought I'd better write one for this to clarify things more than just "any relationship" and it's probably going to get long so if you're not into letters, that's cool, I'll sum it up here. We already have something in common, the love of threesomes/moresomes/polyships and at least one polyship in particular. I tend to lean more towards shippy-fics and especially smut, I'm quite unshockable and there is very little pornwise that I won't read. If you aren't into porn then there's a few other things I love, I'm a fan of certain tropes that I'll list below, most of which follow the "woke up ____" idea. I'm also a fan of darkfic so if you want to take it down that road, bring on the mindfucks, the torture, the noncon.

So sort of as a table of contents, though I'm not rich text editor savvi enough to actually do cuts or anything (I normally write in html but I'm a sucker for pretty bullet points), the order of this letter should end up something like:
-Quick list of DNWs
-General likes, light and dark.
-Smutty likes
-A little bit specific to each ship.

Please note the general likes and smutty likes are mostly lifted from my trick or treat letter, hence the subcategories.

DNWs (or because I'm British, "Would Really Rather Nots")
  • Animal abuse.
  • Anything gastrointenstinal, including scat and/or enemas.
  • Bugs/Spiders.
  • Crossovers with the exception those specifically requested below.
  • Curtain Fic or domesticity (forced domesticity is cool though)
  • Domestic violence.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Extreme underage (14+ at least for sexual content)
  • Eyes and fingernails.
  • Fisting.
  • Genderswap, especially Always-A-Girl.
  • Kidfic, either aged down or suddenly being married with 2.4 children (ageplay is cool).
  • Medical kink or medical scenarios.
  • Mundane AUs (coffee shop, highs school, etc etc) unless specifically requested.
  • Non-canonical disabilities.
  • Non-canonical gender identities or outside-the-box sexuality headcanons.
  • Originals characters/self inserts/imagines/"reader" fics. (One request allows for OCs but other than that)
  • Rape/Abuse is Love (Non-Con is fine, but it should be portrayed as a "bad" thing)
  • Self lubricating assholes.
  • Suicide or self harm.
  • Terminal illness.
  • Urine drinking/human toilet.
  • Vomit.

General Likes (light and dark)
  • Anti-heroes and/or heroes that don't want to be heroes.
  • Any rating, including NC17.
  • Any consent level.
  • Bets/wagers.
  • Bickering/banter/UST.
  • Fairy Tale/Myth AU
  • Fix it AU
  • Forbidden relationships.
  • Forced Proximity.
  • Fork in the road/Turn Left AU
  • Fucked up relationships
  • Groundhog day/time loops.
  • Het/slash/femslash all game unless noted otherwise.
  • Historical AU
  • Incest ships, especially sibling incest.
  • Love/hate relationships
  • Miscommunication.
  • Moral ambiguity and moral characters having to get blood on their hands.
  • Origin stories.
  • Playing hard to get/teasing
  • Pre-canon, post-canon and filling in the gaps.
  • Predator/prey pairings
  • Pretend relationships turning real.
  • Role reversal.
  • Sex/smut/porn/PWP/whatever you want to call it. Nothing is too x-rated for me.
  • Sharks! Be it Jaws style or like The Shallows.
  • Supernatural AUs (as in, putting normal people in supernatural situations, not of the show Supernatural)
  • Threesome/moresomes/polyships.
  • Time travel AU
  • Unconventional relationships.
  • Unconventional sex acts.
  • Witchcraft and magic, including sex magic, blood magic and rituals.

Dark Likes (these should all be dirtybadwrong things for the character and/or things they don't consent to. They can end up ultimately enjoying them though.)
  • Altered states (including drugging)
  • Angst, up to and including character death.
  • Asphyxiation/choking.
  • BDSM including forced scenarios and safewording (or safewords being ignored)
  • Blackmail/coercion.
  • Bloodplay.
  • Corporal punishment.
  • Creature fic, including supernatural bestiality (but not normal animal bestiality -- so werewolf in wolf form yes, dogs no).
  • Daddy/Mommy issues.
  • Dark characters/darkfic.
  • Dystopia.
  • Forced orgasms, especially involving oral sex/cunnilingus.
  • Fuck or die/something made them do it/sex pollen/pon farr.
  • Gangbang/bukkake/centerpeice of some sexual game.
  • Gunplay
  • Knifeplay
  • Magic gone wrong.
  • Mindfuckery of all kinds.
  • Mistaken identity.
  • Non-con and Dubcon, of all kinds and levels.
  • Orgasm denial/ruined orgasms.
  • Passengers AU -- you know the film with JLAW. (Portrayed as a horror/thriller scenario, not a romantic one)
  • Science gone wrong.
  • Sex slaves.
  • Sexual frustration.
  • Somnophilia.
  • Stockholm Syndrome.
  • Tentacles.
  • Torture.
  • Unrequited love.
  • Virgin sacrifices.
  • Virginity/innocence lost, either by dubious means or force.

Light Likes (doesn't have to be fluffy or schmoopy, just good for the character)
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  • Body worship (ass, pussy, nipples, cock/balls).
  • Cunnilingus (being eaten out until female character doesn't know which way is up)
  • Edging and/or multiple orgasms.
  • Enemies to friends to lovers. (or two out of the three)
  • Female ejaculation/squirting.
  • First time fics.
  • Fuck buddies.
  • Huddling for warmth.
  • Hurt/Comfort including ~magical healing cock~
  • Masturbation, whether thinking about someone else or not.
  • Orgies
  • Porn/Smut etc, apply plot as desired or throw plot out the window.
  • Sharing a bed.
  • Truth or dare.

Kinky Likes (these can be light or dark depending on context and consent level)
  • Accidental stimulation.
  • Adrenaline fueled sex.
  • Age difference.
  • Ageplay
  • Anal sex including het anal and/or het/femslash pegging.
  • Animalistic behaviour.
  • Anonymous sex.
  • Barebacking.
  • BDSM
  • Bisexuality.
  • Biting (including vampire feeding)
  • Blow-jobs
  • Bondage of any sort.
  • Breathplay.
  • Car sex
  • Claiming
  • Collars
  • Comeplay
  • Coming untouched.
  • Crossdressing
  • D/S
  • Dirty talk.
  • Discipline or punishment
  • Double Penetration and spit-roasting, any/all holes.
  • Exhibitionism and/or voyeurism.
  • Friction/frottage
  • Hand-jobs
  • Humilation (verbal or situational)
  • Incest or incest play.
  • Mutual masturbation.
  • Object penetration.
  • Orgasm control/delay.
  • Outdoors sex
  • Possessiveness or jealousy
  • Powerplay
  • Public sex.
  • Pushy bottom/topping from the bottom.
  • Religion kink or religious themes.
  • Restraints
  • Rimming
  • Rough sex.
  • Sadism/sadomasochism
  • School girl outfits.
  • Selfcest and Doppelcest.
  • Sensory deprivation/sensory overload.
  • Sex toys.
  • Sex with clothes still on or partly on
  • Shower sex.
  • Sixty-nine.
  • Size difference.
  • Size queen.
  • Spanking.
  • Teacher/Student or T/S roleplay.
  • Virginity.
  • Watersports (desperation, control, wetting and/or golden showers but not drinking/human toilet)
  • Wet dreams/dream sex.

General Prompts: (Phrased as "Character of your choice...")
  • Gets bitten by a werewolf/vampire/zombie.
  • Gets caught doing something criminal/is arrested/put on trial/sent to prison.
  • Gets possessed.
  • Has 24 hours to live/find a cure/save the world
  • Has a nightmare.
  • Has a secret admirer.
  • Has abandonment issues.
  • Has amnesia or is faking amnesia.
  • Has an undeserved reputation.
  • Has an unexpected pregnancy (female only please).
  • Has split/multiple personalities and/or other character(s) are the figment of their imagination.
  • Has survivor guilt.
  • Has trust issues.
  • Is abducted by aliens.
  • Is actually an undercover cop/mole of some sort.
  • Is allowed to watch F/F couple but not touch (male character fetishizing lesbians).
  • Is allowed to watch M/M couple but not touch (female character fetishizing gay men)
  • Is attacked and fed on by vampire character.
  • Is attacked by has superpowers/is a supernatural creature and turns the tables on their attackers.
  • Is being haunted.
  • Is bodyswapped and uses it to their advantage to seduce Character B while they are bodyswapped into someone Character B would normally be attracted to (aka their partner/crush)
  • Is bodyswapped with someone really awkward (including family members)
  • Is bodyswapped with someone they don't get on with.
  • Is bodyswapped with that one person they want but really can't have.
  • Is bodyswapped within a romantic or sexual pairing.
  • Is caught in the act, whatever act that might be.
  • Is forced to participate in illegal activity.
  • Is forced to rely on enemy/rival.
  • Is forced to watch while another character does something to their loved one/partner (whether that person is consenting or not)
  • Is having to work as a sex worker of any kind for whatever reason.
  • Is miles from anywhere.
  • Is on the run.
  • Is secretly a serial killer/Is not so secretly a serial killer.
  • Is shipwrecked/stranded on a desert island.
  • Is some sort of creature that goes into heat.
  • Is stalking someone/being stalked.
  • Is the hallucination of another character/is hallucinating other characters (doesn't have to be mental illness, can be drugs, dehydration/fever dreams)
  • Is the only one left alive.
  • Is trapped in a confined space with another character.
  • Loses their powers/immortality and has to deal with being human.
  • Secretly has superpowers.
  • Sells their soul.
  • Wakes up from a coma and everything has changed.
  • Wakes up in a "normal" world/mental asylum and it's all a dream or they're told they are mentally ill BUT ARE THEY?
  • Wakes up next to a dead body with the police banging on their door.
  • Was resurrected/came back wrong.
  • Woke up gay.
  • Woke up in bed with Character B (and Character C?) and no memory of how they got there.
  • Woke up in Hell.
  • Woke up in Purgatory.
  • Woke up invisible.
  • Woke up sharing a body with someone(s) they love/hate/never really felt one way or the other about.
  • Woke up telepathic.
  • Woke up with wings.

Requested Fandoms and Characters

The Originals and The Vampire Dairies (Ships are taken from both categories and alphabetised because... well, I was up at 5am this morning doing that anyway trying to sort them out so why not put that to use.)

Abigail/Davina Claire/Monique Deveraux
  • I'd love to see something relating to magic here, obviously. Can either be the bond they feel as Harvest Girls, the friendship and relationship before, during and after being chosen as harvest girls. Any form of sex magic or ritual. If you want to do dark, Monique after she's resurrected and went darkside, maybe her using the other girls for their power or coercing them into dark magic.

Aurora de Martel/Tristan de Martel/Lucien Castle
  • Can be pre-meeting The Originals, during their stay, during their early days as vampires when they were compelled to think they were Elijah/Klaus/Rebekah or when the compulsion wears off, right up to the modern setting when they come to New Orleans. Or anything in between. I'm a big fan of Aurora's antics and would love to see her have both boys wrapped around her little finger.

Bonnie Bennett/Caroline Forbes/Rebekah Mikaelson && Bonnie Bennett/Caroline Forbes/Elena Gilbert/Rebekah Mikaelson
  • I like the idea of Bonnie/Caroline(/Elena) being an established ship (or poly or open) and them deciding to bring Rebekah into the mix. Maybe because she's new. Maybe because she's lonely. Maybe to get her on "their side". Maybe just because she's hot and one or more of the girls fancy her. Anything involving the fact they are all on the cheerleading squad at some point. Anything set at school. If you want to go dark, Rebekah kidnapping and playing with the other girls or Rebekah compelling Caroline (and Elena) to do things while Bonnie, whom she can't compel, watches. Or Bonnie gets into some dark magic and needs to use the vampires in some way.

Bonnie McCullough/Damon Salvatore/Elena Gilbert && Bonnie McCullough/Elena Gilbert/Meredith Sulez
  • This is the bit where I tell the truth and say, I wasn't a huge fan of the books. But we'll put that aside for now because I've requested them and that's the deal I've made. From what I remember, I liked Damon's relationship with Bonnie in the books, especially that it brought out his humanity and his good side more than anyone else (the bathtub scene is what really stuck with me), so something with that kind of feel, bringing Elena into the mix, learning to function as a threeway ship, negotiating how that works -- are they a V or fully poly, do they go from being one to the other. With the Bonnie/Elena/Meredith one, anything with them being ~normal girls~ would work, sleepover themes, experimenting, dealing with hormones and crushes and each other's personality. Ideally I'd prefer it if it wasn't focused on the plot of the books but if you want to tie it to a plot point, maybe something about their time in "hell" or go dark with that time in "hell".

Caroline Forbes/Hayley Marshall/Klaus Mikaelson
  • This could be set in either canon, to be honest. I like the idea of Caroline and Hayley being both polar opposites in looks and strikingly similar in attitude sometimes. Do they team up to teach Klaus a lesson? Do they decide they both want him and that they can learn to share? Does one have sexual dreams about being involved with the other two? I'd love them to keep Nik on his toes. This would be a fitting ship for the two girls teasing him and/or punishing him by letting him watch but not touch.

Caroline Forbes/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson
  • It would be silly not to open with that bar scene. "She sure does look good walking away from you". I'd love some brotherly competition, both trying to charm her, both succeeding and failing in different areas. Maybe Caroline decides she's willing to give in but the catch is, she wants both brothers... are they willing to share? Or go really really dark here. Maybe they compel her and have their wicked way with her. Incest between the brothers welcome but not required.

Davina Claire/Hayley Marshall/Elijah Mikaelson/Freya Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson &&
Hayley Marshall/Elijah Mikaelson/Freya Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson && Hayley Marshall/Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson Klaus Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Stefan Salvatore
  • Random Orgy! There is no other way to put that, is there? Maybe swinging, maybe partner swapping, maybe sex pollen/spell gone wrong, maybe it's one character's birthday and they get all the sex they want. If you're less into group sex then... maybe couple A and/or couple B are having really loud sex and the remaining characters are having to listen/make small talk/try to go about their day. I don't mind which couples you want to make out of the group, if you go that route but I'd love some that weren't canon. Incest totally welcome here in any shape or form.

Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore/Rose
  • This is sort of reminiscent of the book prompt above but the thing I love about Rose is that she brings out Damon's humanity. Anything playing on that, maybe with Elena seeing how they are together or learning about the past and deciding that's a version of Damon she could be with. I also like the idea of established (or even past love rekindled) Damon/Rose bringing Elena into the relationship. Feel free to write over Rose's death like it never happened.

Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore/Stefan Salvatore
  • The classic TVD threesome. You can go any way you like with this. Elena deciding she wants both. Damon being possessive of either one and demanding in on the relationship. Any 2 of the 3 being established and letting the third in. And for those into the more forbidden incest angle, maybe Elena catches the brothers fucking and is shockingly turned on by it. Or maybe she has dreams about it. Or maybe one brother dreamwalks into her head and makes her dream it. Or dark fiic always welcome.

Elena Gilbert/Elijah Mikaelson/Katherine Pierce && Elena Gilbert/Rebekah Mikaelson/Katherine Pierce
  • I love doppelcest. Could be Elena and Katherine using their likeness to mess with the other person. Could be Katherine pretending to be Elena (or Elena pretending to be Katherine) and getting caught by the real one. Could be darkfic where they make one of the doppelgangers watch while they fuck the other. Could be some throwback to Tatia in some way. Or maybe they just want to see double when it comes to Elena and Katherine.

Elena Gilbert/Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson && Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Katherine Pierce && Hayley Marshall/Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson
  • So, for each of these, the first thing that always springs to mind is that I love it when Elijah and Klaus share a commonality. They balance each other out. If that can be applied to a polyship in anyway then I'm happy. Other options can include brotherly competition over the affections of whichever girl. The girl playing them off against each other. Established incest where the girl sees something or works out what's going on. Or dark fic, as dark as you like.

Elena Gilbert/Hayley Marshall/Elijah Mikaelson
  • I would love to see noble Elijah torn down the middle because he wants both women. Or both women want him. And I would love them sorting it out for him, seducing his ~honourable intentions~ into a threesome or a poly relationship.This could also work as a F/F, male can look but can't touch type.

Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson &&
Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson && Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson && Elijah Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson && Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson
  • ALL THE MIKAELCEST. I tried to come up with every way I could bend it between these four. I love them. I love how fucked up they are. The more fucked up you can make it, the better. Fics set back before they were turned are very welcome as is any point i their history, you can't really go wrong. I'd love to see the Always and Forever thing include Kol or have something that works on them including him. Anything that plays up to the dirtybadwrong. Or go light with it, maybe when one sibling has achieved something or deserves a present, they get sex from the other siblings. Or maybe one sibling is ill or injured or is feeling betrayed (after being daggered, for example) and needs to be looked after by their siblings. An established pair being found out by the third is always welcome, with an added bonus of "I won't tell... if you let me join in" because you know certain siblings would use that as faux blackmail. Or go dark with real blackmail. Or just go dark, dark as you like. Nothing really is too dark for this family.

Eve Labonair/Hayley Marshall/Rebekah Mikaelson
  • Honestly when I nominated this one, I saw it in as a canonical tag and thought "Well, damn, that's interesting." I like rare pairs, you've probably gathered that from the fact I'm doing a poly exchange and most of my requests are rare pairs. But this is RARE! I would love to see some of the different dynamics shown, werewolf politics perhaps or power differences (untriggered werewolf vs werewolf vs vampire). If you want to go dark or even hurt/comfort, maybe the pack kidnapped and is holding Rebekah hostage, keeping her weak with werewolf bites and the women have to decide if they're a part of that or not, if they align with the pack or go against it because It's The Right Thing and end up caring for or rescuing Rebekah.

Freya Mikaelson/Keelin/Hayley Marshall && Hayley Marshall/Freya Mikaelson/Keelin
  • Same ship, different tags. I liked the struggle between Hayley and Freya at the start over what to do with Keelin. Anything set in that part of the story would be lovely, with maybe Hayley winning Freya over to trusting the wolf because of Pack Loyalty. Alternatively, Freya and Keelin later in canon, where they are established, and Hayley starts to bond with Keelin over being a wolf or being drawn into Mikaelson drama. Perhaps Keelin learns that Freya and Hayley had a thing in the past (even just a one night stand) and Keelin wants to see that in action. Perhaps Hayely and Keelin had a thing at the start of the season and Freya finds out and decides all three can make it work. Maybe Keelin notices Hayley has a crush on Freya and they bring her in for some fun. Any way you can get these three girls together.

Genevieve/Hayley Marshall/Klaus Mikaelson
  • I loved Genevieve and Klaus's enemies with benefits relationship. That's something that needs to happen more often. This ship can go either way, light and fun where they invite Hayley to join the fun or dark where Genevieve uses Hayley as Klaus's weak spot. I like the fact she can make him hallucinate things so if you want to go down that route, it's very welcome. Or maybe Klaus isn't the only person fraternising with Genevieve and it becomes a frenemy threesome with Genevieve in the middle. Maybe Genevieve needs the two werewolf hybrids for some sexy dark magic or she spells them to do things. Or as always, I do love that two girls making the man watch, unable to touch unless they say.

Genevieve/Rebekah Mikaelson/Marcel Gerard
  • Imagine the drama! It's WW1 era, Genevieve clearly has a thing for Rebekah but Rebekah is having a secret affair with Marcel. Obviously in canon, her finding out leads to her meeting a sticky end but let's pretend for a moment that she didn't. Would the two seduce her to keep her quiet? Would Rebekah play up to that crush? Would Genevieve blackmail her way into their relationship to buy her silence? Or for something lighter, maybe they decide to invite Genevieve in because they like her. Maybe Rebekah is fucking them both and decides it would be better all round if they were open about it. ANYTHING INVOLVING REBEKAH AND GEN IN 
  • THEIR NURSES UNIFORMS! Maybe it's Marcel's birthday and he's always wanted to watch Rebekah with another woman. Maybe it's Rebekah's birthday and she's always wanted Genevieve and she gets her with a bow on. Or hell, maybe it's Genevieve's birthday and she gets to have them both! Or if you want to set it in the modern era that's fine. Revenge is best served cold. Feelings reawaken. Genevieve spells them into doing exactly what she's always wanted.

Elijah Mikaelson/Klaus Mikaelson/Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Tatia
  • I didn't put this one in the incest ship tags because I would love to see something where Tatia is the focus here. Does she seduce them all? Is she the centerpiece in a Mikaelson gangbang? Is she the one thing the siblings can share? Anything you want here, light or dark.

Katherine Pierce/Damon Salvatore/Stefan Salvatore
  • The other classic TVD threesome. Cliche as it is, I'd love something set around Katherine playing the two human brothers off against each other for her affections. Maybe pushing them to see how far they will go or compelling them to go even further. This can get as dark as you like and incest is absolutely welcome.

Klaus Mikaelson/Aurora de Martel/Lucien Castle
  • So as far as I'm concerned, this is like the best messy ship in the world. Klaus loved Aurora. Lucien loved Aurora. Aurora loved Klaus. Lucien, in my humble opinion, loved Klaus, or was at least obsessed with him in an unhealthy way. I swear I knew a trio like this in my teenage years. Show me just how messy it can get. Lucien using his knowledge of their lie to coerce Klaus. Aurora deciding she isn't ready to give up Lucien's devotion even though she wants to be with Nik. Creepy voyeurism. Nik experimenting with their newfound abilities, such as compulsion. Aurora thinking they can live happily ever after. Lucien and Aurora dealing with turning. Thank god you're not really dead sex. Or modern era, revenge sex. Aurora torturing her boys and having her fun.Or Lucien torturing and playing with them both. Or maybe they can resolve everything by just sitting down and talking about it.

Klaus Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Stefan Salvatore
  • Ok so what I love about these three and that flashback is how it was supposed to be Stefan and Rebekah and fandom went "excuse you, it's obviously Stefan and Klaus" and me being me goes "Please, they're all at it." Give me anything about that flashback. Klaus's jealousy. Stefan caught between the two. Rebekah purposefully flirting and pushing Nik's buttons. Sibling rivalry over Stefan's affections. Male rivalry over Rebekah's affections. Stefan finding out that they siblings are a lot closer than they should be. Established Nik/Bex bringing Stefan in. Or compelling Stefan in. One sibling "gifting" Stefan to the other as a white flag. Or modern day era. I love the idea of Stefan not knowing about the 20s. Maybe he's already with Klaus when Rebekah is undaggered and she comes to claim what's hers. Or how does Stefan deal with getting back the memories that were taken. Can he reconcile the past with the present. Does Klaus share his Ripper toy with Rebekah? Does Ripper Stefan try to fuck shit up by shagging Rebekah not knowing that Nik is more than willing play? Does Rebekah give herself over to the boys to keep them distracted from death and carnage or does she want in on the bloodbath? Go as dark as you like with these three.

Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Aurora de Martel && Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Damon Salvatore &&
Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Davina Claire && Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Hayley Marshall && Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Lucien Castle && Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Sage && Kol Mikalson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Katherine Pierce
  • Ok so my two person OTP is Kol/Rebekah. How did you guess lol. But damn, the idea of them threesoming with just about anyone is right up my street. I picked some of my favourite characters because like I said, I could have picked any character. What I love about Kol and Rebekah, in any era, is that they're a double act. They're partners in crime. And I think they set that up wonderfully in canon but never quite let it get as far into it's potential as it could have gotten. So my number one request here is Kol/Bex TEAMWORK! I don't mind if they're established or not but I'm way way ok with incest and them being a thing already. I don't mind if it comes from a place of seduction and just being all "I want that person, let's have that person" or if it's dark and they want a new plaything or to get revenge on someone that hurt them. I just love them plotting together and would like to see that take on a threesome level. Extra extra bonus points for going dark with Kol/Rebekah/Davina because yes, that is something that specifically plays to my interests but fandom and canon tbh is all about the fluffy Kol/Davina while ignoring the fact that it was actually pretty fucked up, lets be real, between all the lies, manipulation and abusive behaviour, this has all the hallmarks for a hell of a dark ship, even if under the veil of the curse Kol was under. I'd love to see some of those darker elements in fic.The darker the better.

Kol Mikaelson/Rebekah Mikaelson/Freya Mikaelson
  • Right, all of the above but with the extra bonus of... surprise incest! I love that flashback Christmas scene. I love that the writers had Kol and Freya on a DATE because please. Come on. How can that not be some glorious set up for some fucked up incest? I love how they realised that's what they'd inadvertently implied to the point they had to actually revisit it a hundred plus years later with Kol going "Didn't we date? Oh yeah that's right, I thought you were a lesbian because you didn't put out", paraphrased. That was the most hilarious ass-covering I've ever seen. And all the awkward giggling from Freya only served to make me believe that was also them doing some ass-covering bullshit in case anyone else awkwardly remembered the fact he dated his sister and that she knew. Anyway, I could bang on about my accidental incest headcanon for years. Let's bring Rebekah into the mix. Why was she warning Freya off? Well, probably because she thought Kol would eat her but let's get shippy with it. Did she fancy Freya herself? Was she jealous of her? Did she want Kol all to herself or did she want in on their fun? How far is Freya willing to go to ~get to know~ her family? In for a penny, in for a threesome? Do Kol and Rebekah have a set up where they share their conquests? Maybe Freya was more into women and there's truth in what Kol says later on, maybe he got to be privvy to a tryst between Freya and Rebekah. Kol as a rule doesn't <i>date</i>, so Rebekah wants to know what's so special about this witch? Modern era could work too... either plain old Mikaelcest strikes again or maybe Freya needs them for a spell (that goes wrong?). While Nik and Elijah are away, Kol, Rebekah and Freya play? There's a scene where Kol absolutely tears Freya apart about her postion in the family, about how he never really cared about her/wanted her. Cue some epic hate sex about those (sexually) tense feelings, Rebekah trying to mend the fences, some hurt/comfort, Rebekah coaching Freya through Kol's temper tantrums because she's used to them and knows how to handle him.

Marcel Gerard/Klaus Mikaelson/Elijah Mikaelson
  • So this is equal parts Nik/Elijah sharing things and also Marcel feeling like he's not part of the family. Any era. Anything. Maybe Marcel is feeling guilty over choosing vampirism over Rebekah so they comfort him. Maybe lessons in how to be a vampire, continuing his ~education~. Nik finally having something good and wanting to share that with Elijah. Or later in canon when everything has gone to hell in a hand basket and things are very tense. The Mikaelsons reclaiming NOLA by reclaiming Marcel (perhaps publically even?). Marcel screwing with Klaus's mind while he's being tortured in the basement. Politics taking on a very different arrangement. Two of the three established and being caught by the third or inviting the third in. Incest welcome for this one but not required.

Marcel Gerard/Rebekah Mikaelson/Camille O'Connell
  • Because every time someone obsessed with Rebekah has a fling with someone blonde, it couldn't be more transparent. I'd love for Rebekah to realise what's going on and work her way into the middle of it, play some games, fuck things up before making it work again. This is also another perfect chance for girls can play while he can only watch. Or the two girls gang up on Marcel over some indiscretion or another. Maybe he's been sleeping with them both?

Rebekah Mikaelson/Freya Mikaelson/Hayley Marshall
  • However you can make it happen, I love femslash. Spell gone wrong? Hurt/comfort after a battle? Boys are away so the girls can play? Big bad makes them do things? Hayley when going through her Ripper/no fucks given phase decides she's done being subtle? Matchmaking ends in a threesome? Super hearing leads to voyeurism? Hayley and Rebekah need to feed and Freya is the only human available and it's a lot more erotic than they thought it would be? Incest very welcome.

Rebekah Mikaelson/Lexi Branson/Rose
  • More femslash! I have a headcanon that Lexi was turned by Rebekah. I don't think canon says who she was turned by or which line she's from or anything about her life before Stefan. Obviously you don't have to roll with that headcanon, I'm just putting it out there. Three vampires having fun over the years. Perhaps Rebekah and Rose were a thing for a while, then Lexi and Rebekah took up together for a time and at some point, Rose and Lexi met and got along. And then much later, all three are in a room and they realise they've all hooked up at some point. Vampire girl's night? Any way you can make it work (or you know, PWP, who cares if it makes sense or not)

Sophie Deveraux/Marcel Gerard/Camille O'Connell
  • I like the idea of something pre-canon for this. NOLA politics. Camille trying to keep the peace in her bar. Unlikely romance between the three of them. Maybe they get drunk one night after hours? How much does Camille know about the vampires and the witches? Does she try to play matchmaker because Sophie will not stop talking about Marcel (the lady doth protest too much). Does an alliance between the witches and the vampires need to be sealed with some blood magic and a human? Does one of Sophie's spells go wrong? Does Sophie have Marcel's blood in her system when she dies? Is there more to Camille than meets the eye?

Vincent Griffith/Freya Mikaelson/Finn Mikaelson
  • Ok this one is out there. I ship Freya and Finn. I ship Freya and Vincent. I find it particularly kinky that Finn used to be inside Vincent. Roll with it any way you want to. Is Vincent privvy to what went on while Finn was possessing him? How does Freya feel about being attracted to her brother's new body? What happens when Finn gets his own body back and all three of them have to look each other in the eye?

H2O: Just Add Water

Cleo Sertori/Emma Gilbert/Rikki Chadwick && Cleo Sertori/Emma Gilbert/Rikki Chadwick/Bella Hartley && Cleo Sertori/Rikki Chadwick/Bella Hartley
  • So these are the core ships. Long and short is I happily ship any of the girls with any of the girls. Open to light and cute teenage drama of the week, sleepovers, experimentation, bonding over their powers/being mermaids. Smut totally welcome. Legal age of consent in their state is 16 if you were worried at all. PWP welcome. Darker fics welcome, such as the moon making them do things they wouldn't normally or magic in other ways making them do something they wouldn't otherwise do. Extra bonus points for Emma coming back from her trip and feeling replaced by Bella and the girls having to prove how much she's still very much a part of them.

Cleo Sertori/Emma Gilbert/Rikki Chadwick/Charlotte Watsford
  • Either light, where they do welcome Charlotte into the relationship at some point (before or after she's a mermaid) and she doesn't go all evil. Or go with the evil. Blackmail, coercion, kidnapping, torture, making the other girls do things. All good.

Cleo Sertori/Emma Gilbert/Rikki Chadwick/Miriam Kent
  • Again, you can go light and have the girls find something in common with Miriam, maybe she finds out their secret and is surprisingly cool about it. Or maybe she's not. Maybe she blackmails them or maybe they have to find a way to keep her quiet. PWP and smut also welcome.

Louise Chatham/Gracie/Julia
  • Preferably when they were all together as mermaids. You can go with anything you want here, a plotty re-telling to just vintage mermaid smut, I'm easy.

The Mummy Series

Anck Su Namun/Nefertiri/Imhotep && Anck Su Namun/Evy Carnahan O'Connell/Imhotep
The way she looks at them over that balcony. That isn't "you're cheating on my dad" that is pure and utter woman scorned. I'd love to see that explored. What is going on between the three of them? What is the significance of Anck Su Namun and Imhotep being together without her. Evy can be involved here, maybe she's seeing it all through her flashbacks, trying to understand why she's personally feeling such a betrayal. Do they all try to reconcile in the modern (well, you know what I mean) era? Do they kidnap Evy to resurrect Nefertiri like they did Anck Su Namun? Evy has had both women in her head, what does she thin about this? What do they both think of Evy and her similarities to Nefertiri? Be as light or as dark or as smutty as you like.

American Horror Story: Hotel

Countess Elizabeth Johnson/James Patrick March/Alex Lowe && Countess Elizabeth Johnson/James Patrick March/John Lowe/Alex Lowe && Countess Elizabeth Johnson/John Lowe/Alex Lowe && James Patrick March/John Lowe/Alex Lowe
  • I would love to see this in any form. Alex and John's failing marriage against Elizabeth and JPM's... I don't even know what to call it, divorce proceedings from hell? Obviously none of these people are quite willing to let go of their other half forever. Do they seek a buffer? Someone who knows what it's like? Or do they just want something to take their mind off it?

Countess Elizabeth Johnson/James Patrick March/Donovan && Countess Elizabeth Johnson/James Patrick March/Ramona Royale
  • The Countess doesn't like to share. But maybe she likes to show off? Maybe she brings her conquests home to her husband, teasing him, perhaps even to the point of cuckolding him, but at the end of the say, he is still her husband and they made a vow of what's mine is yours.

Countess Elizabeth Johnson/James Patrick March/Hazel Evers
  • Hazel is obsessed with James, obviously. How does she deal with his marriage? Does she eavesdrop, does she watch secretly, does she use the hotel's secret passages and peepholes for her own designs? Does she get caught? Is she punished or lovingly welcomed in? WHY IS SHE SO INTO DIRTY SHEETS???

Countess Elizabeth Johnson/Rudolph Valentino/Natacha Rambova
  • CANON! CANON POLY! Ahem. Run wild. Vampires, hell yes. Sex, hell yes. Sexy vampires, double hell yes. Elizabeth's introduction to their relationship. Is she the first? How do the negotiations go? Are there rules? Does Elizabeth understand what she's getting herself into? Are there still adjustments and jealousy? Does one like to watch the other two? Do things happen on set, behind the scenes? Which is the bigger secret?


Charmain Tully/Emma Karn/Charles Manson && Charmain Tully/Emma Karn/Susan "Sadie" Atkins && Charmain Tully/Emma Karn/Susan "Sadie" Atkins/Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkle && Charmain Tully/Emma Karn/Susan "Sadie" Atkins/Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkle/Charles Manson
  • Hahaha, ok, hands up, I want undercover Manson girl Charmain to happen. It so nearly happened but it was her and that dude and I so badly wanted to see her attempt to be one of his followers and all the things she'd have to do to convince him. So have at. All the things Charmain must do "in the line of duty". Orgies, playing with girls, acid trips, violence, murder, singing. Whatever you want. Nothing is too dark. Can she handle it or is she in over her head or do they end up brainwashing her too?

Emma Karn/Susan "Sadie" Atkins/Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkle && Emma Karn/Susan Atkins/Katie Krenwinkle/Charles Manson && Susan "Sadie" Atkins/Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkle/Charles Manson
  • I'll take all the acid trip orgies I can get with this show. However you want to play it. Go wild.


Liv/Peyton/Blaine && Liv/Peyton/Gilda(Rita)
  • I am all about Liv and Peyton so either of these threesomes and I'm a happy bunny. Anything you want to do. Light and weirdly making it work? Friends to lovers with enemies? Using sex to tame your enemy? Do they believe Blaine is good again and Liv admits she has conflicting feelings for him too that Peyton is glad to steer her through? Does the "bad guy" do something bad to them? Proxy sex around the zombie virus? Make Peyton a zombie too? PWP! RUN WILD!


Any Relationship
  • For any of these ships, my likes are pretty across the board. Anything that's got the same feel as canon. Dark, sexy, magic, fucked up, incesty, whatever rocks your boat.

Teen Wolf

Ok disclaimer here, it was easier to hit "any relationship" than narrow it down and I didn't have space to do two requests so... no pressure but if we matched on a character that is 3B onwards, you're my introduction to them, show me what they've got, we're in for a wild ride together.

Any Relatationship
  • Again, all my Teen Wolf likes are pretty applicable to any or at least many ships. I love pack dynamics, animalistic behaviour, ABO, heat cycles, predator/prey relationships, bad guys doing bad things to the good guys, age/size/strength differences, relationship negotiation, characters being coached through the change. Group sex. Puppy piles.


I know the category says Arrowverse but I don't watch Arrow so... I can't tell you what that is even. I've seen S1 of Supergirl, I'm waiting for enough free time to marathon S2 but I already know I love Lena. Firstly, I've seen gifs of her and secondly, I have a long standing love for Katie in EVERYTHING she does. So I ship Lena with everyone already. I'll have marathoned it by reveals though so don't worry about spoiling me or whatever. But please do keep everything inclusive of Supergirl canon. I'm not going to watch Arrow or whatever else is in that verse before reveals and tbh, I may not watch it at alll because I haven't yet.

Due to the fact I've only seen S1, I'm just going to list ships for this and general prompts because I don't want to limit you or prompt something that is out of context with the rest of the show. My likes are across the board. Sex, pwp, incest is a-ok, dark fics, trope fics, how ships got together and the negotiations, F/F ships putting on a show for a M. Kara getting her head around human sexuality. Kyrptionan biology! Alien sex pollen. Kara goes into heat. Anything like that. Femslash based "girls nights". Anything about Kara in her supergirl costume. Power swaps. Body swaps. Established ships bringing in the third person. Established ships getting caught and buying silence with a threesome. The third watching the established ship, getting caught and being invited in. Go Wild!!
  • Alex Danvers/Kara Danvers/Cat Grant
  • Alex Danvers/Kara Danvers/Hank Henshaw | J'onn J'onzz
  • Alex Danvers/Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor
  • Alex Danvers/Kara Danvers/Lucy Lane
  • Alex Danvers/Kara Danvers/Lucy Lane/Agent Vasquez
  • Astra/Alex Danvers/Hank Henshaw | J'onn J'onzz
  • Astra/Alex Danvers/Lucy Lane
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Lena Luthor
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Leslie Willis
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Lucy Lane
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Lucy Lane/Lena Luthor
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Siobhan Smythe
  • Kara Danvers/Cat Grant/Supergirl
  • Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor/Supergirl
  • Kara Danvers/Lucy Lane/Agent Vasquez
  • Kara Danvers/Lucy Lane/Jimmy Olsen
  • Kara Danvers/Lucy Lane/Lena Luthor
  • Kara Danvers/Mon-El/Lena Luthor
  • Kara Danvers/Siobhan Smythe/Leslie Willis

Thank you!
I got off to a bit of a bumpy start with this one and for a while I considered not signing up but here's to our polyships and writing/creating some polyworks!

Rest In Peace, Roy Dotrice

Oct. 16th, 2017 03:56 pm
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Roy Dotrice has passed away at the age of 94. May he rest in peace.

I wasn’t sure who he was at first, since I’m not interested in Game of Thrones. That is, I didn’t realize who he was until I checked IMDB and saw that he had played Roger Wyndam-Pryce in one episode (Lineage) of Angel. Now I remember him. Looking through the rest of his filmography, I have also seen him in Nightmare Classics: Carmilla (1989), Tales From The Crypt (1972), and two episodes of Faerie Tale Theatre. He was also Zeus in three episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

I might need to track down his episode of Tales From The Darkside, wherein he plays "Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco."

Five Positive Things About This Week

Oct. 13th, 2017 09:16 pm
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It's been a while since I've written my list of happy things. In the spirit of the "Friday Five", I'm limiting myself to the top five positive things of the week. Negativity is not going in this post. In no particular order:

1. Midterm Exams Are DONE! I wrote my midterms this week, and am giving them next week. All tweaked, study outlines are up for the students to download as it suits them, and all that remains is to print and copy them Monday morning.

2. I Have a Plot for Nanowrimo!! (I think) I've been grabbing random ideas from the "Adopt-a_Plot thread on the forums, and nothing really struck me past its initial read through and copy down. But, earlier this week, I decided I wanted to write more in my Pomegranate!verse, and focus on an entirely different region than before - people who don't interact with Raven or McKenzie. Dilemma? Mom's come to the age where she gracefully steps aside for one of her daughters to rule, but - she doesn't want to and flat out refuses. This is not good for the Tapestry separating the human world from the pseudo-fae one.

3. BuJos are AMAZING! I got my new notebooks on Monday - miliko dot grid spiralbound books. I'm using them for my school bullet journals, since I've discovered having one at work makes it SO MUCH EASIER to get things done. My personal one is going well also. I've been a bit slack, but the beauty of the system is that I can be a bit slack and that's okay. It's very freeing to create a planner the way I want to. I'm still experimenting - it's only my second month or so since I first got one.

4. Yuletide assignments went out! Mine isn't on the fandom I expected, but I'm going to enjoy reviewing the source material for the prompts. I hope whoever was matched with me is equally excited to write in the fandom on which we matched.

5. Collaborating with Other Latin Teachers In-County For our in-service on Monday, we did an ed-camp style event, and had myriad choices of presentations/collaborations for each session. There was one completely unstructured session at the end, where participants could create their own topics for discussion and lead a group. The other two Latin teachers in attendance at the conference and I decided the best use of that time would be to do a share out session and talk about where we were pacing-wise, what we do that's effective, and ask for advice on how to deal with the teaching of certain concepts or working with students who aren't getting the material as quickly as the rest of the class. That, to me, was the most valuable session. We were full of positive ideas and helpful comments, and were able to share our frustrations with others and know they were in the same boat as me. I really think we should get together monthly, just for that 40 minutes or so, and contine with the discussions. Or at least, more often than one every three months for a several-hours' long "bitch session" about some of our kids.

So, there you go! Five highlights of my week. How is your week going? Are you excited for the weekend? Is it super warm or getting chilly?

Hod-Podge of Things

Oct. 8th, 2017 10:02 am
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Two weeks back at work, and I feel back to normal. I'm so happy to be back still, and I'm enjoying my days with my kids. I've created (and will be transferring soon) a bullet journal for school. It's helping me stay on top of my work, and means I don't have all my work planning taking up pages and pages in my regular bullet journal. Three alums came to visit during Anime Club on Friday, and it was so good to see them again! I love when kids come back and visit after they've graduated. I love hearing how they're doing, what they're up to, and all of that. And it makes me happy that they think well enough of me and of the club that they willingly come back to school (which was awful for some of them) and seek us out.

NHS is going swimmingly so far. I love the new officers. They're organized and take-charge, and distribute the work amongst themselves, so none of them is left hanging. They keep order at meetings. They seem very dedicated to their roles, and to making sure NHS lives up to its "we're a powerhouse in the school" hype.

Star Wars: Clone Wars leaves Netflix today, and I've just gotten hooked on it in the last two weeks. We're only in season 2, which is sad for me, because it'll be a while before I see how it continues and ends. Sassy Obi-Wan is my new favorite thing, because of Clone Wars.

The Gifted is AMAZING! It is exactly what I want from an X-Men related TV show so far. Pacing is excellent, acting is excellent, and I like that the 3rd-tier comic mutants are the ones who are getting top billing, along with the Strucker family (no, not those Struckers - there's no Fenris here). I'm excited for it, and hope it does well this season.

I've been slowly working on Nanowrimo prep in and around my other activities/obligations. I'm keeping pages in my bullet journal for prep work. I've seen people who use separate BuJos for nano, but I'd rather incorporate within, at least this year, and see how that works. What I want a separate BuJo for is a "series bible" for all things Pomegranate-verse.

I remembered to sign up for Yuletide! I'm offering 6 and requesting 4, so hopefully matching will be easier for the moderators. My "dear author" letter will be finished in the next day or two.

Today, finally, my wife and I are off to the Air and Space Museum! It's the one attached to the Smithsonian, but not in DC proper - the one where the space shuttle Discovery and the Concorde are on display. I am so excited! She suggested it this morning as something to do, since we stayed home yesterday, and while I was unsure at first, the more we've talked about it, the more excited I've become, and literally as soon as I hit publish on this we are out the door and on our way. So, more about it later, hopefully.

Yuletide 2017 Letter

Oct. 7th, 2017 07:19 pm
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Placeholder until I finish sign-ups.

Dear Yuletide Author

Oct. 7th, 2017 10:53 am
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Okay, I'm dipping my toes into the Yuletide waters. I've been looking for a few good prompts - or for stories written about the characters I love.

The template here is taken from [personal profile] triplesalto.

Hello and welcome to my Yuletide letter! Thank you in advance for writing for me.

AO3 name: fajrdrako
General Likes: Competence, heroism, adventures, slow burn romance, passionate feelings, first times, five-times fics, happy endings. Good grammar and good spelling and that more nebulous thing, good style, are all very important to me - more important than story content. I love in-character fanfic that makes me feel I know a character better than I did before.

Smut Likes: Detailed explicit sex, sex in which the characters are really eager for it, M/M, F/F, threesomes or sexual groupings of any configuration, bisexual characters, teasing, romantic sex, passionate feelings, bondage, sexual tension and/or delayed gratification.

DNWs: unhappy endings, character death, rape, extreme changes from canon characterisation, explicit gore and violence.

Fandoms: The Unstoppable Wasp (comics), Swordspoint Series - Ellen Kushner, Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Warchild Series - Karin Lowachee, Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Vikings (TV).

Fandom: The Unstoppable Wasp (Comics)Read more... )

Fandom: Swordspoint Series - Ellen KushnerRead more... )

Fandom: Fantastic Four (Comicverse)Read more... )

Fandom: Warchild Series - Karin LowacheeRead more... )

Fandom: Rivers of London - Ben AaronovitchRead more... )

Fandom: Vikings (TV)Read more... )

I might add that these are all guidelines, not rules!

A Problem With Editing The Form

Oct. 5th, 2017 04:55 pm
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Is anyone else having issues when it comes to editing their Yuletide sign-up? I wanted to add a couple of other fandoms in there, as well as more characters I was willing to write in another. However, when I tell it to save, I end up with an error. “502 Bad Gateway. The server returned an invalid or incomplete response.”

It’s like that in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. The only workaround I’ve come up with at the moment is jotting down everything I already have, and that I wanted to add, deleting the current sign-up, and doing another sign-up form with the corrected content. I just worried I would end up with that error again.

Speaking of Yuletide, [personal profile] damzel had the idea of gathering together a list of the gothic horror/gothic romance fandoms that were nominated this year. That’s currently unofficially underway at [community profile] hidden_passages. If there are any that were missed, (I’m certain there must be) feel free to add them there.

School is Love

Oct. 4th, 2017 09:15 pm
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Halfway through my second week back post-recovery, and I'm doing really well! I'm so happy to see my kids every day (even the ones who drove me nuts last year), and happy to be back with them and helping them learn. I've missed their foibles and personality quirks and senses of humor.

I had a super-pleasant surprise this week with NHS. My officers this year are on the ball! Agenda settled on and planned at the officer meeting, distributed to all officers and advisers via email the same day, and attendance sheets printed and brought with by the officer assigned to that task today. And then - and THEN! They ran the meeting. They'd divided the agenda and took turns explaining and sorting through items. Our secretary took notes, which will be posted in the next day or so. The attendance will be updated as well. My co-adviser and I basically stood there and watched as the four seniors took charge and got things done. I have never been so happy with an NHS meeting.

I have some follow-up things to do, as does my co-adviser, but we're all aware of them, and can have things ready for next month's meetings.

My Anime Club officers came for their monthly planning meeting today as well, and hashed out the three weeks' worth of club activities for October. We spent the longest trying to find school-appropriate spooky anime episodes to show closer to Halloween. But, after much debate, they think they've got it - there's an episode or two that needs checking, but they've proven responsible this year for vetting things to watch.

Classes go well. Most of my students are engaged and active. I'm seriously psyched to be back with them all, even when activities go less than perfectly. I am happy especially to be back with my level 3s, because they are my blunt-force honesty class. If I ever need feedback about something, that group will tell me in no uncertain terms exactly what they think, how things were or weren't helpful, and offer up ideas as to how to make things more learning-friendly. They'll talk about how they hate grammar explanations, but at the same time recognize that having a quick note to jot down is helpful when they're working on comprehension or studying at home.

I'm kind of bummed that I'm missing the world language conference for my state this weekend, but I couldn't justify missing the days so soon after my return. Next year, I'm putting my name in for the conference again. It looks so fun, and so full of useful sessions, and I want all the information.