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Hello, dear writer or artist (I love both forms of fanwork equally)! Thank you for being willing to create for me. The prompts below are suggestions that I hope might inspire your creativity but feel free to adapt or change things and add other elements as well if the story or art seems to require it. As long as you stay away from my hard DNWs and include some of what I do like (though of course you don’t need to include absolutely everything), you’re golden! Though some prompts may seem longer than others, I love the fandoms all just as much as each other and would be equally delighted to receive any one of them as my gift.

Things I do like in a story or artwork: fluff, romance, the deepening of emotional ties between characters, friendship becoming love, overcoming and healing from trauma with the help of a loved one (or loved ones or friends or just kind souls), hurt/comfort, angsty scenarios that wind up with a happy or hopeful ending, strengthening of comradeship bonds and characters being willing to go the extra mile to help someone they care about.

My hard Do Not Wants are: outright non-con, main character death or death of one or both halves of the main pairing, unhappy endings and complete and pure angst with no hope in sight.

Now, onto the fandoms and some possible ideas you may be able to use for inspiration! The canons are listed in no particular order and I would be equally delighted to get any one of them as a story or art gift!

1) American Horror Story: Freak Show
Relationship: Pepper/Elsa Mars

I love this canon for a number of reasons – it’s a rattling good story with some awesome characters! Pepper is my absolute fave, so I would love her to play a large part in whatever story you might come up with. Here are some possible scenarios that might inspire you!

Pepper was the first performer Elsa recruited for her freak show, and Elsa and Pepper are shown in canon to have grown to think of each other as family, but what if the relationship deepened? What if Pepper developed desires and needs that her “spiritual husband” Salty could not fulfil and Elsa felt it was her responsibility to take care of Pepper in that regard? How would their love blossom and grow? Would Elsa have doubts and misgivings about what she is doing, or simply enjoy a change in her relationship with Pepper? And what might Pepper’s reactions and emotional state be?

2) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Relationship: Caesar/Koba

This fandom and pairing has recently become a near-obsession! I am particularly drawn to the character of Koba and all that he has endured – he is a complex character with both horrific flaws and many redeeming features. He turned from an innocent victim into a villain due to his hatred for humans and all the terrible wrongs they had done him, but I believe there was a time when he was happy, especially those 10 years between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He was devoted to his leader Caesar then and wanted to please him, before the canon of “Dawn” when he turned against Caesar and everything went to hell.

Some ideas: perhaps something set in that period between the films Rise and Dawn, or in the early part of Dawn, the happy times when Koba trusted Caesar and wanted to make him proud. It could be something to do with a brotherly-type love that deepens – the scarred Koba would likely associate touch with pain due to his sufferings at the hands of humans, but Caesar could persuade him to accept physical affection again (which does not have to include sex, but I will not object if it does, and Caesar re-awakens Koba’s bonobo passions!)

Or another idea could be a canon divergent theme set after “Dawn” , maybe – instead of letting Koba fall to his death, Caesar decides to go with the “Koba belong in cage” theme and confine him for his crimes. While Koba is imprisoned, he would probably have to be restrained to stop him self-harming (which he was known to do in captivity, including pulling out his own fur), and Caesar would probably be one of the few visitors he has and feel compassion for him. As he tries to rehabilitate Koba, Caesar would realize he still loves him, and perhaps may end up allowing him some limited freedoms, such as being outside while led on a leash (Koba on a leash – mind-blowingly hot in itself!!!) There would necessarily be angst here, but I would like the ending to at least be a hopeful one. And please note I do NOT want any AUs where the characters are human - I want them to stay apes, please!

3) Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Relationship: Alan Virdon/Peter Burke/Galen

This canon is a childhood favorite of mine, only recently re-discovered! I always enjoyed the adventures portrayed in this series when I was younger, and now in later years I have come to OT3 Galen/Virdon/Burke!

Some ideas: Galen is my favorite character so I would like him to play a large part in the story or perhaps have it be from his point of view. Something focusing on a hurt/comfort theme, overcoming trauma and strong emotional bonds between the three characters would be amazing. Perhaps someone surviving a brush with death, a terrifying encounter with an antagonist or something similar might be a good plot. Something that would leave one of the characters in a traumatized state so that the others would have to provide reassurance, comfort, and hopefully a love that would deepen in a romantic sense (sex, of course, is not compulsory to include, but if you are a writer who enjoys writing OT3 sex scenes, you are most welcome to include it!) Angst is OK for this one, but as stated earlier I would want an ending that is at least hopeful, as sad endings are a DNW.

4) Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Character: Kong

This is the one request where I prefer something gen to shippy (unless you decide to count the relationship between Kong’s parents, which I don’t mind being included as I am sure it must have been very sweet – given the capacity Kong shows for more tender emotions along with all his strength and ferocity, I am sure that there is a loving side to these gigantic apes!).

I’m more interested in Kong himself as a character than any of the humans from the film. The element of the story that really intrigued me from the movie was that Kong had not yet reached his full might and potential and still had so many vulnerabilities despite his great size and strength. He was still a juvenile, still growing – as Terry Notary who portrayed the character said, he’s the equivalent of a 14 year old with adult responsibilities thrust prematurely upon him.

Some ideas: Perhaps something about Kong’s infancy and early childhood would be fascinating. What was his relationship with his parents like? Were they the only ones of their kind from the beginning, or were they members of a tribe originally? If so, they may have become somehow separated from the other apes, or the others could have been killed off by the skull-crawlers…

Or how, as a new orphan, would the adolescent Kong cope? He must have been deeply grieved by the loss of his parents and full of rage against the creatures that destroyed them. Did he have any interaction with the Iwi, the human tribe who worship him as their god? Did he perhaps receive some help from them in his early days? How did he cope with his loneliness, his early struggles, and the kingship and godhood that became his at far too young an age?

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