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Dear Purim Gifts Author

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Dear Purim Gifts Author

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Dear Purimgifts Author:

First of all, thank you so much for writing a story for me! Any fic in these fandoms would make me happy, so please just write what seems fun and interesting to you!

If it’s helpful, here are some things I like:



I like slash, gen and het equally—I’ll be as happy with a G story as I will with one that’s NC-17.

h/c is bulletproof for me, especially of the minor-injury/sick!fic/comfort!fic variety. Give character A the flu and have character B look after him/her and I’ll be yours for life.

If you do feel like writing porn, I’m quite partial to kink, if you can make it plausible for the characters. Any kind of sensation play/ pain play is great, as long as it’s RACK.

Other things I like: being in dubious battle; unexpected moments of empathy and compassion; tactile connections; altered states of consciousness; courage; honor; and questions of leadership and responsibility.

If you’re so inclined, I am very interested in explorations of faith and practice: how they affect a character’s life and relationships, the place of faith in a character’s identity (I guess specifically Judaism for this exchange, but really all faiths).

I think the only things I really don’t like are mpreg, watersports and non-canonical character deaths.

All my fic is over here on AO3 if you’re curious: if I like to write it, I like to read it!

Homeland: I love the nuanced attention to faith in this series, and I would love a fic about Saul’s faith—either back story or how it fits into his relationships now, with Mira or Carrie for instance. But I love Carrie, too, though, so if you want to write a Carrie-centric fic, that would be awesome. Carrie/Brody in all its forms is great, but I’m fascinated by Quinn and wouldn’t mind a little Carrie/Quinn either.

Lewis: I love Lewis and Hathaway, and anything you write about the two of them (romantically involved or not) will make me happy. Also, the show consistently investigates questions of faith, though it’s never taken on Judaism head on (there are implicitly Jewish characters in “A Gift of Promise”). What would happen Lewis and Hathaway did take on a case involving Judaism (what if it had been a bigger issue in “A Gift of Promise”?). Since Hathaway is already characterized as a member of a religious minority (he’s a Catholic in England), I’d be totally open to a religion-swap fic in which Hathaway is a Jew. And I love Hobson and Innocent, so fic about either of them would be great, too.

Hawaii Five-O: I haven’t watch much of S3, but I still love the show and fic written in the fandom. I think there’s plenty of room for questions of faith and questions of Evil Viziers. I love Kono and Catherine and would love to see them kick ass! (all pairings, het, slash and threesomes, are fine with me!).

Sherlock: Anything goes here (except I’m not into Mycroft, especially in pairings). I have a thing for fic about Sherlock and Lestrade’s relationship (romantic or otherwise) before the advent of John. For this exchange two years ago I got a prompt for Jewish!Lestrade and have been writing fics in that series ever since. I’m not sure if it’s kosher, as it were, but you are very welcome to play in that playground if you’re so inclined. Heck, feel free to make it into a Lestrade/Sherlock/John threesome!

Grimm: The show uses so much European and Eastern European folklore in its mythology, it would be great to see it use some that was specifically Jewish. Plus the conniving Royals could easily be Evil Viziers. Or a Juliette-centric fic would be great. (I'm fine with all pairings here, but I can't deal with Nick cheating on Juliette).

The Aubrey-Maturin series: Something of wild card, but it’s my latest love, so I thought I’d include it. Anything will make me happy! Post Captain and H.M.S. Surprise actually have a canonically Jewish character in Canning—treated with O’Brian’s usual dry sympathy and historical accuracy. Fic about the situation of Jews in early nineteenth-century England would be wonderful, as would any of the incidents of those books seen from Canning’s perspective (Canning/Diana would be fine with me!). Also, there can’t be a better Evil Vizier than Napoleon, right?



Most importantly, though, have fun, and know that I really appreciate the time and energy you’re taking to do this!
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