redbrunja: (stock | kink)
Monday, April 7th, 2014 12:52 am
This meme was absolutely, unapologetically filthy, there is no way I'm passing it up.

From brbshittoavenge:

Send me a pairing and a number and I'll write you a ficlet about one....

  1. … grinding up against the other

  2. … moaning the other’s name

  3. … stripping off

  4. … sexting

  5. … being drenched whilst wearing white

  6. … leaping into the other’s arms

  7. … pinning the other against a wall

  8. ... pinning the other down

  9. … tying up the other

  10. … spanking the other

  11. … having a “friend” over and the other accidentally interrupting

  12. … flashing the other

  13. … having a wet dream and about the other

  14. … leaving hickeys on the other’s neck

  15. … trying to play footsie with the other during a meeting

  16. … trying to go down on the other, under the table, during dinner

  17. ... just going down on the other, in general

  18. ... denying orgasm

  19. ... talking during sex about something non-sexual

redbrunja: (tw | out of my freaking mind)
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 07:23 am
Give me some characters/a pairing and one of the AUs** below and I will tell you about that story.

**I realize that several of these are just straight-up tropes and would totally work without an AU setting.


  • 10-hour road trip aus

  • platonic roommate aus

  • ended-up-at-dennys aus

  • everyone battles to the death in a game of laser tag aus

  • stuck in line at the same one register in walmart at 2am aus

  • incredibly long crosscountry train ride AU

  • police procedural AU

  • bookstore AU

  • reluctant teammates that save the world together AU

  • stuck-in-an-airport-because-the-flights-were-SO-VERY-delayed-and-it’s-like-two-am AU

  • sent to live with cousins AU

  • pretending to be siblings because of reasons AU

  • teaming up to rescue respective abducted children AU

  • pseudo-adopting-the-runaway-i-ran-into AU

  • forget high school students AU i want a high school teachers AU

  • trapped in a bank during a robbery AU

  • forced to share a table at the coffee shop a couple days in a row because crowded coffee shop and no room AU

  • medical school AU

  • ride the same bus together literally every day AU

  • vet clinic AU

  • 'i'm pretending to be ur bff bc u looked VERY uncomfortable with that person at the bar hitting on u' AU

  • college professors AU

  • on a train together and the train is stopped in the middle of nowhere for some reason AU

  • foster family AU


(Also, I added in some of my fav AU that hadn't been listed and deleted some I was less thrilled about; feel free to let me know of others that you think I should add.)
redbrunja: (the middleman | wendy watson: superhero)
Monday, March 10th, 2014 12:57 am
But these are some awesome AU ideas (via kirkwoodisinoregon):

-10-hour road trip aus
-platonic roommate aus
-ended-up-at-dennys aus
-theatre club aus
-everyone battles to the death in a game of laser tag aus
-stuck in line at the same one register in walmart at 2am aus
redbrunja: (btvs | might have been a daddy's girl)
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 01:54 pm
From dollsome and kirkwood-is-in-oregon:

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll tell you something about the story I’d write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. roadtrip
2. forced to share a bed
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be married/fake!dating
6. jealousy fic
7. amnesia
8. hurt/comfort
9. friends to lovers
10. truth or dare
11. forced proximity fic
12. fluff
13. apocalypse fic
14. curtain fic
15. High School / College AU
redbrunja: (tw | i live my life by the moon)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 10:37 am
I am not ready to commit to a holiday meme, but there were some great tropes here that I wanted to keep on my LJ, in case I have more time suddenly/no one prompts things I want to write at the currently running or upcoming fanfic comment memes.

Okay! I am really in the mood for writing (and hopefully reading!) some holiday-themed ficlets. Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom/pairing and I’ll write you a snippet from the story I would write or give you a summary of it or SOME COMBINATION THEREOF.

  1. Getting snowed in (possibly with no power!) and CUDDLING FOR WARMTH

  2. Accidental mistletoe feelings!

  3. Sappy late night Christmas tree light watching cuddling and make-outs and also boning

  4. Drunk work Christmas parties

  5. Sharing weird or new family traditions with each other!

  6. Christmas sweaters/blankets/getting bundled up to go out into the snow

  7. Decorating together!

  8. Cooking/baking together!

  9. Realizing feelings when watching someone interact with family/children!

  10. Lonely at the holidays and thinking you’re alone but then you’re not (found family)

  11. Separated at each other’s family and then one person makes the drive/flight and surprises them

  12. Fake!dating or bringing someone home for the holidays!

redbrunja: (yj | let me be your ride out of town)
Friday, November 29th, 2013 10:20 pm
I was reading tv tropes' page on Defrosting The Ice Queen, which (unsurprisingly, as it's often a subset of ruthless girl/emotional open guy) is a trope I really enjoy. Whoever wrote that entry really nailed the ways it functions as wish fulfillment in two different directions:

More emotionally open character: "He/She doesn't hate me, she's just waiting for me to prove my love is true."


Ice Queen: "A warm and caring love interest will fall in love with me and bring me fulfillment and happiness."

(I edited the above to be more gender inclusive.)

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redbrunja: (comics | the unsinkable stephanie brown)
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 01:19 am
I had reblogged his text from last night before I had read any comics with Tim Drake and it was funny then, but it is beyond hilarious now:
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Also, this rule!63 Damian/Stephanie fanart came across my dash:

and oh my god YES.

Give me haughty, violent, half-arab assassin princess x cheerful, indefatigable college guy!

I did not know how desperately I needed this until now.

It’s like five billion of my favorite tropes! Violent girl x emotionally open guy! Older guy/younger girl! Defrosting the ice queen! *makes grabby hands at the universe*
redbrunja: (lots | dangerous ladies)
Friday, November 1st, 2013 11:49 pm
I have really been craving jealousy-fic recently. Does anyone have any recommendations? (Fanfic or fiction, either works.)

I blush to admit it, but I seriously love fics with an element of jealousy, especially when combined with a side of pining. I love it when Character A doesn't realize he/she is in love with Character B until they start dating someone else, I love it when Character A knows that there isn't any reason to be jealous or they're being irrational but can't stop, I love it when Character A gets handsy and possessive in a situation where they don't totally have the right to*.

*If this is combined with fake!dating or fake!married it's EVEN BETTER. 'How dare character Y touch my pretend!spouse! Even though I am not actually married, I am feeling exactly as possessive and territorial as if I were. I'm not going to reflect to hard on that; instead I'll just glare and/or pointedly touch my fake!spouse.'
redbrunja: (comics | strongest at the broken places)
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 02:13 am
So, I read Birds of Prey: The Death of Oracle, which was FABULOUS. I didn't want to put in down.

Some thoughts:
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redbrunja: (wonderfalls | golden girl)
Monday, October 7th, 2013 11:05 pm
Dear Yuletide Author,

First of all, let me sincerely say that I requested fandoms and characters I absolutely love, so please do not feel at all wedded to my insane optional details. Ignore them all entirely, pick and choose what works for you, optional details are optional.

If you're looking for more insight into general tropes that I like, check out my tag of bulletproof kinks. (Short list: banter, sex against walls, competency, characters respecting each other, tragic backstories, biting/love marks.)

Things I do not like: noncon, ladies needed to be saved, ladies being treated disrespectfully by the narrative, bleak and hopeless endings.

The Dark Knight Legacy: John Blake, Stephanie Brown

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Batgirl: Stephanie Brown, Nick Gage, Damian Wayne

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Rose Under Fire: Maddie Brodatt, Jamie Beaufort-Stuart

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Lizzie Bennet, William Darcy, Gigi Darcy, Caroline Lee

Read more... )

The Kate Daniels series, Derek Gaunt, Julie Olsen

Read more... )
redbrunja: (alias | spy!rents)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 04:42 am
If you haven't seen it, Thor 2 trailer.

(masterlist of prompts)

(past answers)

Day 13: The ship you love for the way they hurt each other.

Irina Derevko and Jack Bristow.

Okay, I'll admit, if we're tallying up who hurt who more, Irina is probably going to win by a mile. That said, Jack did shoot that doppleganger he truly thought was her, that one time.

Day 14: The ship you love for the angst, banishing all joy and sunlight.

Lila and Cassel, the Curse Workers series. I was actually just thinking about way that I could get more people to read this series (the first book is White Cat by Holly Black). Fandom would love the book series and this relationship. It has:

  • a badass lady

  • the snarky, self-loathing guy who loves her ridiculously

  • dubious consent treated like the serious thing it is while also being fucking romantic as fuck

  • the girl

  • trying to 'get over' her feelings for the guy by having sex with someone else

  • the guy thinking he is a complete monster and still struggling to make the most moral choices he can, despite his fucked up ethics.

(Oh, also, the main character? I'm 99% sure he's black.)

(Also, side rant: the first two original covers for this series are AWESOME and I still haven't bought the third book because LITERALLY NO ONE sells the awesome third cover, they just have the terrible rebooted cover. So I'm going to wait and hope they reboot the covers again so I can find one that sucks less than these.)

Day 15: The couple that are at their moral worst when around each other.

I had the hardest time coming up with a good answer for this. The thing is, I don't tend to ship bad guy/good guy pairings, so I don't have examples of couples who get together and go on a crime spree. The closest answers I have are Zuko and Katara and Jeff and Annie for the exact same reason. Excuse me while I talk about one of my favorite tropes:

Something that sets my shipper sense tingling is when a female character is comfortable enough with a male character that she doesn't need to be "good" around him. He is the person who is going to go with her on a roadtrip of revenge. He is the person she is going to behave like a selfish adult around.

Basically, when a female character is so comfortable with a male character that she shows him her darkest, unglies parts and his reaction is, 'let me start the car,' I'm hooked.

(Does that make sense?)
redbrunja: (the avengers | budapest)
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 10:51 pm

  • bare feet

  • a lady wearing the shirt that belongs to her lover

  • making sure your love interest is eating regularly

  • accompanying your love interest on a revenge quest

  • going into battle with your love interest

  • banter

  • 'I'm so upset that I need to have sex with you right now... but don't think that I have romantic feelings for you, because I don't.'

  • mutually unrequited relationships

  • " think a Princess and a guy like me..." (BIG YES.)

  • up-against-the-wall sex (bonus points if this takes place in an ally)

  • saying 'I love you' without actually saying 'I love you.' ("I owe him a debt." "I have a new dream/you are my new dream." "As you wish.")

  • forehead kisses

#gacked from [ profile] stainofmylove
redbrunja: (the avengers | you know i do)
Sunday, March 17th, 2013 10:34 pm
[ profile] arsenicjade has a handful of hurt/comfort recs here and in the process, she was talking about how 'learning to be loved' is one of her bulletproof kinks and I'm like, 'yep, preach, tell me more, I could read a million words about my favorite characters learning the other people love them and want them safe and happy and whole.'
redbrunja: (the avengers | darcy lewis)
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 09:57 am
gacked from [ profile] lady_with_cats:

1. 5 TV shows you watched from the very start (that may or may not have gotten better).

I cannot think of even ONE tv show that I watched from the beginning (like, saw the first episode before it aired, kept watching). Pretty much every show I’ve ever watched has involved me finding about it after it’s been airing for a while and/or already been canceled. The exceptions are Alias (which I watched the pilot and the first couple of episodes when it was first airing and then my mom made me stop watching and I later watched in college) and Wonderfalls (which I watched from the pilot until it was canceled, three episodes later.

2. what playlists do you have on your phone/media player/mp3 player etc?

About a billion. The ones of interest to you, dear reader, is that I have several fannishly specific ones:

I Learned Love From Sacrifice (MCU, heavy on Natasha-centric songs)
Beautiful Car-Crash Of A Boy (Clint Barton)
Soul Eater (Soul Eater)
Four Elements (Avatar)
Alias (songs played on Alias)
Veronica Mars (ditto)

I also have several playlists for individual writing projects and then a bunch of other playlists that are basically like songs grouped together for ease of listening.

3. favourite tumblr tags (that you have on your tumblr).

two master assassins in love, which I also use on livejournal, and red room romance, for stuff relating to Natasha/Bucky. Most of my other tags are either ‘fandom name’ or ‘stock’ or ‘hell yes’ for pretty people.


Since I don’t watch it, I wouldn’t know.

5. something you can't stand but everyone else loves (be it food, a tv show, a ship etc).

BBC Sherlock. Slash. Coconut. Bananas.

6. do you regularly quote any catch phrases from pop culture? (e.g. "he is terrible face wise")

I regularly quote pop culture (in fact, for years, trying to stump each other with quotes from movies or tv was the game my mom and I played whenever where were bored) but I wouldn’t say I’ve adopted any consistent catch phrases.

7. a song you never get tired of.

So many. Too many to list.

8. something from etsy you really want but can't afford.

I say away from etsy. And we were just talking about my consistent case of fannish buyer’s remorse.

9. a fandom you wished was bigger/had more fanworks.

I’d get slapped if I suggested that the Avengers fandom needed to be any bigger but I’d really like the fanficcers with a deft touch for fucked up people in love to start writing for Clint and Natasha again. Because it’s been a long, long time since I’ve read a deliciously dark, explicit-as-fuck fanfic for those two. Lately it’s all been sunshine and babies and Winter Soldiers. Or, you know, in-character gen where they’re platonic. Seriously, the most ‘oooooh,’ Clint/Natasha I recently read was (nonconsecutively) about six paragraphs as a background pairing in a Steve/Bucky fanfic that I read. THINK ABOUT THAT SENTENCE FOR A MINUTE, PEOPLE. THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING IT IMPLIES.

10. a tv show you're one going to watch, ONE DAY.

I’ve watched the first three episodes of Friday Night Lights. That’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve tried to watch Farscape twice, and don’t understand why I don’t love it.

11. Three tropes you love.

Using sex to block out emotional pain while being in denial about how much the person you're with means to you.
Ruthless, violent, competent women and the more emotionally open badass men who love them.
Friends to lovers. (Actually, I would love a really good friends-to-lovers story at the moment.)

(Anyone who enjoyed reading this meme should totally do it themselves, switching out questions they found dull for questions they actually want to answer.)
redbrunja: (stock | keira knightley)
Sunday, January 27th, 2013 02:37 pm
I think Code Name Verity has ruined me for all other WWII romances because each time I try to read a novel set in WWII - novels that come with recommendations! - I am terribly, terribly disappointed.

Anyone have recommendations for good WWII romantic adventure novels?

Things I like:
  • Ladies having agency and being active both within the narrative and within the world they're living in.
  • Attractive gentleman who like ladies with agency.
  • Actions! Adventure! Air raids! Passion! Longing!
Things I don't like:
  • "romantic heroes" who have to be convinced that the heroine is his equal.
  • the author's religious beliefs dripping from every page.
redbrunja: (stock | scarlett johansson)
Friday, October 12th, 2012 11:32 am
This was taken from, literally, my entire flist.

Pick a trope from this list and provide a fandom*/pairing and I'll tell you something about the story I'd write for that combination (i.e. write a snippet from the story or write not!fic or tell you the title and summary for the story I would write)

1. genderswap stuck in an elevator
2. bodyswap let's get you out of those wet clothes!
3. drunk!fic
4. huddling for warmth
5. pretending to be dating/married
6. secretly a virgin roadtrip!
7. amnesia
8. cross-dressing meet the parents! (or the metaphoric equivalent)
9. forced to share a bed
10. truth or dare
11. historical AU friends becoming lovers
12. accidental-baby-acquisition
13. apocalypse fic
14. telepathy curtain fic
15. High School / College AU
redbrunja: (tscc | the future's nothing new)
Friday, September 28th, 2012 11:44 am
First, [ profile] phemyscira uploaded this gif:


Within twenty-four hours of that, a RL friend also recommended Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Then I watched the pilot.

"It Doesn't Matter – In My Heart, I'm Guilty Of Murder." )
redbrunja: (yj | the reckoning)
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 09:52 pm
There is a great post here talking about heroes who are heroes because they remember being the villain.


It's written in reference to Alison Argent but what it really reminds me of (at the moment) is M'gann.
Speculation Without Spoilers )

"Some heroes are heroes because they remember what it was to be a villain."
redbrunja: (the avengers | budapest)
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 12:07 am
     [ profile] redbrunja's HIGHTLY SCIENTIFIC ranking of the Top 5 Sexiest Fight Scenes:

(Where 'sexiest' is not defined as 'looking fuckable while being bad ass' but as 'fighters could start making out in the middle of punching each other and it would totally make sense.' Just to clarify.)

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redbrunja: (stock | kink)
Sunday, August 19th, 2012 11:48 am
Via jenab, I discovered [ profile] homebrewbingo.

[ profile] homebrewbingo is a bingo challenge community with prompts drawn from a comprehensive list of kinks, tropes, clichés, and fetishes. We've got a little something for everyone.
rules | faq | prompt list | request a card

And just for kicks (inititally mistyped as 'kinks') here is a big old list of cliches.