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art_blake
10 February 2015 @ 11:51 pm
Dear shipswap author,

I am beyond excited if you have indeed chosen to write for one of my requests! I hope the following letter can give you an idea of what kind of reader I am:

I like happy fic but I am rather squicked by excessive shmoop or fluff (I feel it is always hard to stay in character with those); I generally (but not necessarily) like to have it laced with some angst or pining. I like having the characters' motivations/personalities explored, I subscribe to the showing-instead-of-telling mentality, communicating through details, and slow build-ups. I love seeing characters care for each other even if they have trouble properly expressig it themselves. Asexual interpretations are welcome, so do not feel pressured to include any sexual content; I can enjoy that, too, but I usually avoid full-on NC-17 stuff, feeling more comfortable with the PG-13 rating. I enjoy AUs but not crossovers, and I would not really be keen on gernderswapping for the pairings I requested. (However, I have written a rather large amount of post-apocalyptic/end-of-the-world fics recently so I'd prefer it not to be those particular AUs, should you decide to write one.) No rape or dub-con, no emotional or physical abuse (of the characters towards each other), no PWP, no mpreg please.

Dan Smith/Kyle Simmons (Bastille (Band)): What can I say, it's the fucking OTP, and there's barely any fic, so honestly, anything you'd choose to write would send me over the moon, probably. If you're writing an AU, this is the pairing I would enjoy it with the most. (Sex worker AUs and single dad AUs (with Dan as the character in question) are definitely my guilty pleasure.) I put this pairing through a lot of angst and suffering, so something as innocent as a pizza delivery boy AU would also be totally welcome. In terms of character exploration (if this is an objective of the story), I'd prefer it to be about Dan rather than Kyle, but in terms of POV I would enjoy either one. Dyle is their ship name, btw.

Dan Smith/Danielle Haim (Bastille (Band)/Haim (Band)): There is no fic or traction for this ship that I know of, so I'd probably enjoy something simple founded in the friendship of the two bands the most. Fun and cute stuff during festivals and recording sessions, y'know? I can also imagine Danielle being pretty badass and kick Dan's ass a lot.

Capa/Mace/Cassie (Sunshine (2007)): I'm intrigued by this combination stemming from the Capa/Mace, Capa/Cassie and Cassie/Mace dynamics we get glimpses of in the movie, and I want to know how all three of them would work together. (I imagine a lot of gritted teeth and quiet solace.) I'd love to see their background stories explored, watch them meet and prepare for the mission, or watch them build a life back on Earth, whether Icarus II was successful or not. I love thinking of Cassie as just the right link between pragmatic, eyes-on-the-mission-only Mace and somewhat head-in-the-clouds (in the stars?) Capa.

These just as general ideas to help you get started, if you were looking for directions, so to say. I do not update this livejournal anymore but if you like, you can take a look at my AO3 profile at https://archiveofourown.org/users/perpetualskies

I hope you have fun writing and I'm looking forward to reading your story! <3
 
 
art_blake



 

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♪♫♪: last shadow puppets - seperate and ever deadly
 
 
art_blake
11 September 2010 @ 03:21 pm
Title: As Close As Boundaries Can Bind
Pairing: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: A little bit of angst and swearing.
Timeframe: It's those swinging, sweaty nights in Hamburg, baby!
Disclaimer: This is a work fiction. I do not claim for any of this to have ever happened (though who knows ;)). No disrespect to any of the parties is intended.
Summary: A tale of how John does not necessarily have to give up all of his demons before he can give himself up to Paul.
Author's Notes: Comments and constructive criticism always make a day in my life ♥
I hope you enjoy!

"If we were twins, who, d'you reckon, would be the the evil one?"Collapse )
 
 
♪♫♪: Placebo - Then the Clouds Will Open For Me
 
 
art_blake
27 May 2010 @ 09:32 pm

Title: You Wish.
Pairing: John Lennon / Paul McCartney
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction; I do not claim for any of this to have ever happened (though who knows ;)). No offense to any of the parties is intended.
Summary: While John is contemplating the meaning of life, Paul is contemplating how close their knees are actually to touching. 
Notes:  Though I've been listening to their music for years, I have only now begun to dive into Beatles history, so please excuse any facts I may have got wrong that any of your connoisseur eyes would immediately spot ;) Comments and constructive criticism always let my guitar gently weep! ♥

 

"Paulie, am I right assuming this is making you nervous?"Collapse )
 
 
♪♫♪: death cab for cutie - soul meets body
 
 
art_blake
Title: Ways Of Understanding
Pairing: Kimi Räikkönen / Sebastian Vettel
Rating: Red Flag (PG-13)
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction thus I am not claiming for any of this to have ever happened (though I won't exclude it either ;) ). No disrespect towards any of the parties is intended.
Summary: In general, Kimi found himself not caring too much. Except for when it came to one certain Sebastian Vettel.
Beta: the very kind fanged_angel 
Annotations: 
Uno: I was too lazy to do proper research don't know how many motorcycles Kimi really owns.
Dos: Translation to the German parts is to be found at the bottom of the text.
Tres: No one wants to know what music genres I have gone through writing this anyway.



I'm breathless and it's you I need to breathe. I'm reckless, but what is passion without need?Collapse )
 
 
 
art_blake

Title: In Great Demand
Pairing: Kimi Räikkönen/Sebastian Vettel
Rating: Red Flag (PG-13)
Summary: A way of celebrating (or rather non celebrating ;) ) Sebastian's today's pole position.
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction so I am not claiming any of this to be true (but who knows? ;)). No disrespect against any of the parties is intended.
Note: Written because I was in much need of a happy and positive Kimi. May it be your track tomorrow, you who brings delight to my heart!

enter here, all yeh willing onesCollapse )
 
 
♪♫♪: Starsailor - Boy In Waiting
 
 
art_blake
18 April 2009 @ 12:06 am

Title: One Day, I'll Promise You the Blossoms
Pairing
: Daniel Agger/Fernando Torres
Rating: PG
Warning: Mild swearing and a bit of angst
Disclaimer: This is a personal work of fiction and I am not claiming any of this to be true. No disrespect against any of the parties is intended. 
Summary: 'My self-destructicism is my only fight, and I don't play to win.'
Note: The summary line is a quote from Big Japan's song 'Complex'.

'Who are you fucking?'Collapse )

 
 
♪♫♪: Big Japan - Complex
 
 
art_blake
09 July 2008 @ 02:57 pm
Title: Something Like Heaven
Rating: PG
Pairing: Roman Pavlyuchenko/Andrei Arshavin
Disclaimer: Not claiming any of this to be true, but who knows ;) No disrespect against any of the characters is intended.
Summary: A moment between Andrei and Roma on the flight back home from Euro 2008. 

Fic related journal post (feel free to skip, if you're not interested in my ramblings =)):
The idea for this fanfiction came to me this morning, right after waking up. I've just read this pairing last evening, and as I need a break from the Spain NT (or more precisely from one Fernando T.), I decided to write it and almost was late for a sport event organized by my school (I arrived in time but sadly unwashed, haha).
Roman Pavlyuchenko is known to me since the Euro 2008.
I have to admit that I never really liked Andrei Arshavin. I saw him playing the first time in 2003 and was rather pissed off, as he came in for my favourite player back then - Marat Izmailov. I also think that he is sometimes to much of a loner on the pitch and I still am a bit angry that every German commentator praised him as some kind of super hero, although Roma was clearly more remarkable, provided more chances and also scored just as much as Andrei, or even more, I don't remember and am too lazy to look it up =P
(I know he scored the goal against Spain and one against Sweden but I remember only one of Andrei).
However I still started liking him, as he is a good player and I was supporting Russia (semi-final, SEMI-FINAL!!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!).
One last thing: some may not be used to the characters have such strong fear of being discovered (just because it's blinded out in most of the fics) but writing this fic, I was constantly thinking about an article I came across doing some research for my politics paper.
It was about breaking up a demo of homosexuals in Moscow in the beginning of June accompanied by protests of some stupid, go and drown yourself haters. 




 
 
♪♫♪: blackmail - the good part
 
 
art_blake
02 July 2008 @ 11:33 pm
Title: A Matter of National Security
Rating: PG
Pairing: Fernando Torres/David Villa
Other characters: Cesc Fabregas, Iker Casillas
Disclaimer: Not claiming any of this to be true, but who knows ;)
Summary: Woken up by some rather curious sounds one night during Euro 2008, Cesc is trying to figure out, where they are coming from..


A Matter of National SecurityCollapse )
 
 
 
♪♫♪: the last shadow puppets - standing next to me