john_egbert: No grave can hold my body. ((FNV) Courier Six *Rise*)
2017-07-17 10:55 pm
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Press Start Letter 2017

Hello there… Press Starter? Player One? I'm not sure what the best video game metaphor is here, haha. I'm so happy you've signed up to create some sort of fic or art for me, and I cannot wait to see what you'll make!

I wrote a whole lot of words below, mostly because I like talking about video games a whole lot, but I'm actually really easy to please; I like fluff and darkfic and everything in between, I like SFW and NSFW, I like all kinds of tropes and plots that range from the relatively restrained to the completely off-the-wall. Whatever you create, I'm sure I'll love it!

Press Any Button )
john_egbert: The discovery of alien life. ((PK) Louie *Strange World*)
2017-04-16 12:07 am
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Soulex Letter 2017

So! Soulmates, soulbonds, destined and not-destined. I love it all, and I'm so thrilled that this exchange exists. Thank you for offering to create something for me!

Souls, IDK )
john_egbert: Kiss me, kill me. ((FNV) Pip Icons *Cherchez la Femme*)
2017-01-06 11:47 pm
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Chocolate Box Letter 2017

Hello, sweet creator, and thank you for signing up for one of my favorite character combos! I'm masu_trout on AO3 and—on the off chance you're interested—you can find my past letters here.

I have a very wide variety of interests: I like fic and art, SFW and NSFW, fluff and dark, etc. etc. Please don't feel too constrained by this letter—it got away from me a little bit in terms of length and enthusiasm. Using specific prompts is good, using my general likes is good, using an idea you came up with on your own is good. So long as you steer clear of my DNWs, I'm sure I'll love whatever you choose to make.

This year, my requested fandoms are:

Fallout 4
Fallout NV
Silent Hill
Final Fantasy VII
Life is Strange

Letter under the cut. )
john_egbert: Have you ever danced with a shiny in the pale moonlight? ((PKMN) Clefairy *Moonlight*)
2016-09-07 04:07 pm

Femex Letter 2016

TBAHello, FemEx creator! I'm Masu_Trout on AO3, and I am so glad you've signed up for one of my beloved fav pairings. On the off chance you care, you can see my letters for past exchanges here.

Onward! )
john_egbert: Delicious. (Default)
2016-07-18 01:56 am

Press Start 2016 Letter

Hello, Press Start creator, and thank you for... well, creating! I'm masu_trout on AO3, just as a heads-up, and I'm really excited for the chance to get something for one of my favorite vg fandoms.

I'm a very easy-to-please person overall, especially with these fandoms, and my prompts are meant to be general helpful bits rather than specific do this or else rules; if you have an idea that doesn't match these prompts, please feel free to use it so long as it doesn't contradict my DNWs!

Letter text under the cut )
john_egbert: Delicious. ((UT) Temmie *hOI!*)
2016-06-22 08:59 pm

Rare Pairs Letter

Hello, Rarepair creator! I'm Masu_Trout on AO3, and I am so glad you've signed up for one of my beloved fav pairings. On the off chance you care, you can see my letters for past exchanges here.

Details. )
john_egbert: I'm a scary gargoyle on a tower. ((GRZ) The Evangelist *Rhinestone Eyes*)
2016-05-15 03:54 pm

MM Rares Letter

Hello, MM Rares person!

THIS IS A LOT OF WORDS AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. I got a bit carried away talking about all the fun pairings I adore. I've tried to break it up into decent-sized sections, so hopefully that helps.

Also! Thank you dearly for offering to write and/or draw one of my favorite rare m/m pairings. You clearly have impeccable taste. I really am very easy to please—whatever you create, I'm sure I'll absolutely adore it.

All details here. )
john_egbert: Delicious. (Default)
2016-02-24 01:23 pm
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Insert Coin Letter 2k16

Dear… Coin Creator? Inserter? I'm not sure whether this fest has a catchy participant name attached to it, haha.

Anyhow, thank you very much for offering to write or draw something for me! You're great. I'm fairly easy to please, especially when it comes to the fandoms I've requested for this fest—I love each and every one of them, and I'll be thrilled to see what you come up with for them. Oh, also, I'm Masu_Trout on AO3, not John_Egbert.

My general likes include H/C, friendship fic, romance, team dynamics, canon-compliant stuff or canon-divergent AUs, ghosts, and time travel. I like both fluffy and darker stuff.

My general dislikes include character-bashing, ship-bashing, mundane AUs, dark fic/art without some sort of happy or at least potentially hopeful ending, and kid!fic/kid!art.

[Arcade Machine Noises] )
john_egbert: They'll never see us here. ((Ib) Mannequins *1-2-3*)
2016-01-07 12:10 am
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Chocolate Box Letter 2015

Dear Chocolatier,

Hello, and thank you for offering to create something for me! I'm Masu_Trout on AO3. My prompts are just general guidelines (and, to be honest, a chance for me to ramble enthusiastically about my favorite ships and characters for a bit)--if you have an idea you love that deviates from them, I'll happily read it!

More under the cut. )
john_egbert: I ♥ this! ((PKMN) Clefairy *♥*)
2015-07-16 10:07 pm

Press Start 2015 Letter

Hello, fellow Press Starter! Thanks so much for signing up to create something for one of my fandoms. I'm really excited about this fest, and I hope my prompts will be helpful to you. Also, apologies in advance for the length of this – I've always been the rambly sort.

Generally, I like canon-compliant fic or canon-divergent AUs. I also enjoy unusual AUs (magical girl, mecha pilot, wingfic, dinosaur racing, etc.), missing scenes, outsider POV fic, and future fic/art. I'm really into H/C as well.

I'm generally not too fond of mundane AUs (high school, coffe shop, bakery) unless there's a twist to them, and I'm generally not a fan of scenes from canon retold from a different character's perspective unless that perspective really adds something new. However, the only things I definitely do not want to see are graphic rape/noncon, noncanonical character death, and character bashing. (Also, I'd be happy to get smut for my FFVII, Sweet Fuse, Pokemon, SH, 999, or Dangan Ronpa requests, but I don't want it for my TM, Ib, GT, or KI:U requests.)

I've listed out some ideas of my likes and such below, but please know that (except for the hard DNWs above) all of these are optional. If you have a really fantastic idea that diverges from the things I've talked about below, go for it!

1.) Trace Memory | Ashley & D )

2.) Final Fantasy VII | Cloud Strife )

3.) Sweet Fuse: At Your Side | Meoshi Kouta & Inafune Saki )

4.) Pokemon | Serena & Emma )

5.) Silent Hill | Heather Mason )

6.) Ib | Ib )

7.) 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors | Junpei & Snake )

8.) Ghost Trick | Sissel )

9.) Dangan Ronpa | Asahina Aoi & Oogami Sakura )

10.) Kid Icarus Uprising | Pit )

Thank you again for creating something for me! I hope these prompts work for you - if not, please feel free to ask for more, or to go with your own idea!
john_egbert: I ♥ this! ((PKMN) Clefairy *♥*)
2013-09-23 11:40 pm
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Femslashex Letter

First off, to my Femslashex author, thank you so much for writing for me! I'm really excited for this exchange, and I'm sure I'm going to love whatever you create. I wrote a rather TL;DR letter, but please don't let that constrict you! If you have an idea you'd like to do that isn't in my prompts, go for it; I'll be overjoyed just seeing a new femslash fanwork for any of these fandoms.

Letter under the cut. )
john_egbert: Delicious. ((ABS) Amir *This is Home*)
2013-06-24 01:14 am
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Parallels Letter...Finally.

Hello, Parallels creator! Thanks so much for offering one of my fandoms, and I hope my requests suit you well. :) Here's some general stuff to know about me:

General Likes: I'm fairly easy to please! I love canon compliant fic, but I also enjoy what-if AUs and fantasy/science fiction /AUs (also, magical girl or suerhero AUs. Those are always great). I also enjoy things like outsider POV, friendship fics, hurt/comfort, worduilding, and bonding. I'm equally fond of f/f, f/m, m/m and gen, so write what you'd like!

General Dislikes: In general, I'm not a fan of non-con or dubcon, PWP, mundane AUs, or deathfic.

Request 1.) Baccano!, Isaac Dian & Miria Harvent

I put Isaac and Miria in my characters checklist because I couldn't decide who should go there (and when in doubt, always go for those two), but I would actually be very happy with fic focusing on almost any of the characters nominated! There's more details in my letter (or there will be, if you're viewing this before sign-ups close), but as a general overview I'm fond of all the canon pairings as well as Maiza/Ronnie and gen, and I love the larger-than-life aspect of the series- both in terms of the characters act and in the crazy things they manage to pull off. I'm also a big sucker for found-family dynamics and outsider POV on the immortals.

This canon makes me really happy, and I'd love to see just about anything for it. I love gen for this fandom, and I'm also really fond of Ladd/Lua, Firo/Ennis, Claire/Chane, Isaac/Miria, Nice/Jacuzzi, and Ronnie/Maiza. (The only pairings I'm not too fond of are Ladd/Claire and Luck/Dallas; if you could avoid those, I'd be grateful!) I'm a big fan of the way the characters interact with each other, especially the immortals- I love that so many of them end up friends by the end of the series in spite of past betrayals and the danger being around other immortals poses.

Another thing I enjoy is the relative lack of angst the immortals have- it treats living forever as more of an adventure than an endless fountain of sorrow. Some fic like that would be nice- maybe future!fic showing what the characters get up to, or something about what Maiza and Ronnie did before they end up where we see them in the anime.

I'm also a fan of the larger-than-life capers the cast gets up to, from Isaac and Miria's wild schemes to the whole 'everyone trying to take over the same train' thing. I'd love to see some more of that idea.

Also, I'm only just starting to read the light novels now, so I'd prefer not too many spoilers! Pulling in character backstory information or stuff like that is fine, but I'd really appreciate not being spoiled for the actual plots of the light novels. Thanks! :)

2.)Tower of God, Jyu Viole Grace | Baam

Ahh, Baam. I really love him, both pre-time skip and post-time skip. He's such an interesting character, and his loyalty and perseverance are really amazing. I'd love any sort of fic focused on him, be it pre-series, during part one, during the time skip, or during the second part. (I have to admit I ship Baam/Koon, but if that's not your thing please don't feel pressured to include it! I'm also a big gen fan.)

Baam. ;_; He's such an amazing character, awesome and tragic, and I really just want to see the poor kid happy. I loved his scenes pre-time skip, when he was opening up to all the other characters (the Baam, Koon, and Rak team was my favorite), and I'm also really fond of him post-time skip; it's really nice to see him opening back up against his will, haha.

I'm also a big fan of the Tower itself- I love how unusual and wild it is, and how many different places there are to explore. If you'd like, a missing scene centered around Baam and team (whichever team you prefer) exploring some floor of the tower would be great!

3.) DRAMAtical Murder, Seragaki Aoba

I'm a big fan of Aoba, which is honestly pretty rare for me when it comes to dating sims! But I think he's a really likeable character, and I appreciated that he had a pretty active role in the plot. I also really liked Midorijima- I thought it was a really interesting place, and I'm very curious to see how it (and Aoba) will change without Platinum Jail around. Romance-wise, my two favorite love interests were Clear and Koujaku, though I pretty much ship Aoba with all the possible love interests (and Mizuki).

(Oh, and my one big request for this canon is that you avoid Re:Connect spoilers. Thanks!)

Ahh, DRAMAtical Murder. :) I haven't played a ton of visual novels or anything, but I really enjoyed this one. Aoba's great, and I enjoyed his interaction with all the other characters.

Some ideas:

1.) Like I mentioned, future fic! I'm pretty interested in seeing where the canon goes, especially in regards to the characters' relationships and the rebuilding that's probably necessary after Platinum Jail's rule collapses.

2.) Alternately, something set post-Koujaku's bad end. I, um... was very interested in that ending. For reasons. (Basically, I really, really like the idea of evil!Aoba/monster!Koujaku.)

3.) Preseries Aoba? Either during his, um, rebellious phase, or back when he was a kid. I'd love to see something like that.

4.) Weird AUs. The cast as Pokemon trainers, mecha pilots, supernatural creatures, superheroes, or something weird like that. I don't know why, but I feel like this canon would lend itself really well to that sort of thing. XD

4.) Girl: "Who are you?" Alien: "Er, I'm an alien.", Girl & Alien

So as it turns out, interspecies H/C-riffic femslash is basically my kryptonite. I loved the relationship between the alien and the girl, and I'd love to see where they end up after the end of the story. I'd love to see something set after that, showing their future! I think you could take it in either a fluffy direction (Exploring brand new worlds and getting used to alien bodies, literally and figuratively! Maybe they end up getting married, but it turns out they have two wildly different ideas of what that entails?) or dark (What happens if the others of the alien's species find out what she did?). Not even the sky is a limit for this canon.

So. Yup. I think my prompt for this one has most of the important details! I would really love some Girl/Alien for this fandom- what direction you take it in is totally up to you. I would just be so overwhelmingly excited to see anything for this fandom, haha. I love the sense of codependence, I guess, that I get from these two, and the way that, despite all their issues, they seem much healthier and happier together than apart.

5.) Attack on Titan, Hanji Zoe

Hanji is almost certainly my favorite character in this series. I love her passion for SCIENCE, her over-the-top eccentricities and genuine appreciation for the creatures that killed over half of humanity. Anything at all about her would be amazing- maybe her studying Eren or the female titan, or a fic on how people outside the Scouting Legion see her- I imagine she has to be absolutely terrifying and baffling to them, haha.

Or, if you're not really a Hanji fan, there's also other characters I love! I am a huge shipper of Ymir/Christa and Reiner/Bertholt, and I also love the relationship between Armin, Eren and Mikasa, whether you write it as friendship or romance. Really, you couldn't go wrong with a fic about the rookies- I love them all, and the way the try to band together even as their own separate agendas, secrets, and the politics and violence of the world around them keep tearing them apart.

Hanji is such a great character! I don't really ship her with anyone, so if you do choose to write about her, I'd prefer for it to be gen. That aside, though, I'd be happy with pretty much anything for her! There's the prompts I mentioned above, or if those don't work for you you could take it in a different direction-maybe something about her past, either when she was a child or her time in the Scouting Corps before she became a researcher? Bonding with the rookies? (I'd especially love to see something like this with Eren & co. I love the strange sort of mentorship-thing she has going on with him.)

If you're not a Hanji fan, I also love the rookies. I ship all the things I mentioned above, and I'd also be very happy to see any sort of bonding between any rookie members- the more canon tries to make them suffer, the more I want to see them be even just a little bit happy. XD

Anyway, I'm sure I'll love whatever you decide to do!

6.) Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, Katsuragi Yako

I love Yako, and I'd love to see any sort of fic that focused on her. I'd be especially interested, though, in something focused on mystery-solving, set either during the time Neuro was gone, or after he got back. The idea of a wandering detective/negotiator traveling the world and helping people out is great. Another idea I'd be interested in is Neuro and Yako's crimesolving from the perspective of a witness or suspect- I imagine they must be a pretty strange sight to people who haven't heard about them, ahaha.

(Shipwise, Yako is pretty much my little black dress for this fandom. My very favorite pairing is Yako/Aya, but I also ship her with Neuro, Sasazuka, Akane, Higuchi, X... pretty much anyone who isn't Sicks. And, of course, I really love gen!)

Yako is one of my favorite characters in, well, anything, and I'd be very happy with anything featuring her. I'd especially love femslash (Like I said, Yako/Aya is amazing, and I also love the idea of Akane/Yako no matter how cracky a ship it is) but I know that's not exactly a popular pairing type and I'm certainly not expecting it!

Any of the prompt ideas I mentioned in my letter would make me very happy! I'm a total sucker for mysteries/adventure, haha. If you don't feel like you'd care to write that, though, I'd also be happy with something more introspective? Perhaps Yako's thoughts right after the death her father, a typical day around the office for Neuro and Yako, or Yako going fishing with Honjou or hanging out with Godai or something like that. :) Whatever you choose to do, I'm sure I'll enjoy it!

I apologize for making this so long! >_< I hope it's not too intimidating, and please remember that I requested all these fandoms because I love them! So even if your ideas take you in a different direction than the prompts here, I'm sure I'll love it. I hope you have a good time with whatever you do. :)
john_egbert: Delicious. ((CQ) Almond *Squee!*)
2012-10-24 08:35 pm

Yuletide Letter 2012

Hello, Yuletide Author! First off, thanks so much for signing up for one of my fandoms! They’re all super-precious to me, and the idea of getting something for any of them makes me really, really happy. I’m sure I’ll love whatever you create, and I hope something in this letter can help inspire you!

Oh, and for resources:

(I don't think there's anyway to experience Kid Icarus: Uprising if you don't have a 3DS, sorry.)
Black Rock Shooter (2012)
Todd Allison & the Petunia Violet

Letter Under Cut )
john_egbert: Ashley, giggling happily. ((TM) Ashley *Very Pleased!*)
2012-06-20 11:39 pm

Hello, Author!

Dear Author,

Hello there! First off, I’m sorry for putting this up so late! I hope it’ll still be of some use to you. What should I say about my requests? Well, these are all the fandoms of my heart- there isn’t one I won’t be happy to get a fic for.

Some of the general things I like are found-family dynamics (ie, they’re not related, but they’re still a family together), future!fic, backstories for characters whose pasts we don’t know about, creative Aus (so high school or barista Aus aren’t so much my thing, but I love stuff like Film Noir or Mecha Pilot or Magical Girl AUs), fluff, friendship-focused genship, and awkward romance shenanigans.

Also, I generally tend to be not-so-fond of explicit porn, fics that deal with eating disorders, mpreg (or pregnancy fics in general, really) or fics about bad relationships (not necessarily abusive; breakup fics and other such things aren’t really my cup of tea either). I hope these won’t be too tough to avoid, though!

Fandom-specific )