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Hello NoFM writer! I'm so sorry I've been slow putting this letter up.

Here are my likes and DNWs - hopefully they're comprehensive enough but please ask questions if you need to. I've included prompts but if you get an idea I haven't prompted, please feel free to write it, I am more than happy to get fic with a different take :)




Likes:

- pining (although I prefer it requited)
- hurt/comfort (mental and physical)
- huddling for warmth
- whump
- competency
- physical reactions to stress - feeling faint, throwing up
- people being mutally besotted, even if they don't admit it
- prequels, backstory, missing scenes
- please feel free to go full woobie. I love a woobie. Especially a stoic woobie.
- all ratings. If you feel like writing kink, go for it.
- frantic sex, sex where they don't quite manage to undress, sex where they don't quite manage to get a room, frottage.
- non con and dub con.
- mindfuckery
- clothing porn
- wrists getting kissed or touched. And people unfastening cuffs to get at the wrist to kiss it
- kissing. Oh god I love long drawn out kissing sessions

Dislikes

- anything to do with pregnancy, birth, babies etc
- modern AUs for the period canons.

The Halcyon

Pairing: Adil Joshi/Toby Hamilton

This is a really new canon so I'll sum up quickly - The Halcyon is about the goings on of a grand London hotel during the Blitz. It's only a few episodes long (because they cancelled it, OF COURSE THEY DID, why do I ever bother liking anything I swear) but it's so engaging and gorgeous to look at and the storylines are great. It may still be on ITV Player if that's available to you.

Adil is working as a cocktail waiter in the hotel and becomes UTTERLY SMITTEN with Toby Hamilton, whose family owns the hotel. Toby at this point hasn't even realised that he's gay, never mind that the rather beautiful cocktail waiter is making eyes at him. They are such a pairing of contrasts - Toby is upper class, buttoned up, and very cerebral (he's a codebreaker), whilst Adil is one of Toby's family's employees, very impulsive and wears his heart completely on his sleeve.

Their relationship is as fan-ficcy as it gets. Adil first tries to get Toby's attention by sending up himself coffee via room service when he knows Toby's working late. They first kiss when Toby is trying to escape the attentions of a young woman and hides in the booze store where Adil just happens to be. They angst over each other, they adore each other, they argue and break up and get back together in dramatic style - it's so enjoyable!

Prompt ideas - missing scenes. Adil realising he's smitten. Toby realising he's gay (and also smitten!). Adil teaching Toby how to make cocktails after hours. Alll the clothing porn - Toby enjoying Adil's uniform, or Adil dressing or undressing Toby from his white tie outfits. Being caught in a bombing raid and having to find shelter. Anything to do with them coming to more equal ground than the kind of 'master and servant' situation they're in initially. Or perhaps they like that :)

Art: oh god the interiors! All the art deco if you can! Although that's possibly quite a tall order, so also one of my favourite scenes is Adil making Toby a cocktail and passing it to him as Toby sits at the bar, and they let their fingers touch for a moment. It's so lovely and understated.

Whyborne and Griffin

Pairing: Griffin Flaherty/Percival Whyborne

I won't sum up this canon because I'll assume whoever is reading this knows it! I love these two. Whyborne is so eccentric and awkward and endearing, and I love his self doubt and his constant confusion that Griffin thinks he's the hottest thing he's ever seen. And Griffin! Talk about a stoic woobie (my FAVOURITE type of woobie). They work so well together and they are so besotted. I love that they are good at very different things, the contrast in their backgrounds, and their physical contrasts too.

Fic: I'd be happy with a slice of life - just them kissing on the couch for an hour pottering around in their lodgings, or taking a day trip to do something Whyborne finds faintly horrifying, or celebrating a holiday or a birthday, and it all going a little...Widdershins. Watching each other work and just kind of adoring the competence. I love it when Whyborne's immaculate clothing gets messed up in some way. Do feel free to write something filthy! I especially love rampagingly horny just-done-some-sorcery Whyborne who tops the hell out of Griffin, and how Griffin absolutely melts at the thought of it. Or jealous Griffin, making sure Whyborne knows how much he wants him. Or some hurt/comfort with Griffin coming to terms with some of the awfulness of his past.

Art: I'd love art of any room in their home, or of Whyborne's office. Or I love the place they go to sit and look at the sea (and kiss). Or just the two of them and the cat!

18th Century CE RPF

Pairing: Christian August von Brockdorff/Andrei Gudovich

So this is my 'what the hell, it's a small fandom exchange, you never know!' request. Completely obscure and almost nothing available online about them. TEMPTED? :D

Both of these guys were close confidants of Peter III of Russia. Brockdorff and Peter grew up together as children in Germany. When Peter was taken to Russia at age 14 to become the Empress Elizabeth's sucessor, Brockdorff was prevented from coming with him as he was seen as a bad influence (probably by Peter's rotten tutor). Instructions were left that he was to be stopped at the border if he attempted to follow. He did get there in the end though, arriving in St Petersburg disguised as a glass merchant and being welcomed at last with open arms by Peter. Hurray! He was Peter's chamberlain, great at political manouvering, and heartily disliked by Catherine. He's described as very tall, and red-headed.

Gudovich was also Peter's chamberlain and aide-de-camp. Peter often entrusted him with bearing very important messages to heads of state. He is much younger than Brockdorff, and a soldier. He became incredibly close to Peter in Peter's final years, and was even briefly imprisoned with him during the coup where Peter was assassinated.

So ANYWAY don't worry too much about all the history. I am mostly interested in their dynamics! Two men who are incredibly loyal to a difficult ruler (for all Peter's good points, he had an awful temper, a dreadful relationship with his wife and a list of eccentricities so long it would make any royal advisor tear their hair out) but working for him in very different ways. Brockdorff is older, more political and world weary, and knew when Peter needed to be disagreed with. Gudovich is younger and idealistic and backs Peter to the hilt, however strange the scheme the Tsar has come up with. Gudovich in later years usurps Brockdorff a little in terms of having Peter's ear. So obviously they clash! I love the idea of power struggles, or Gudovich secretly admiring Brockdorff from afar and trying to emulate him, while Brockdorff gets more and more suspicious of his motivation, or Brockdorff finding the young Gudovich incredibly annoying and naive (until he doesn't). Hurt/comfort would be fun for these two - working themselve to the bone in competition with one another. Just anything using the younger/older, experienced/imexperienced dynamic really! Yes.

Art: UNIFORMMMMMS. Russian army uniforms. That's all I want. Oh and fancy court clothes please!

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