Dear fabulous Yule!tide writer,
For a very short period of time I felt guilty asking for the same things as I have the past... four years. But then someone told me that they thought it was awesome, kind of like "Zoi wants Kiefer, all is right with the world." So once again I'm pretty much just stealing most of this from last year's letter. But! I've now added Dynamite Cupcakes! For some additional flavour?
Yuletide is pretty much my favorite thing about the Christmas season, because almost nothing makes me happier than more Kiefer fic <3 Slash, gen, drama, romance, porn... it's all awesome. If slash isn't your thing that's totally fine, I also really enjoy character pieces and friend fic and crazy AUs and just anything that involves Kiefer characters being awesome. :D
General Likes: Slash, Romance, smut, fluff, anything involving the requested characters furthering their relationship in some manner (romantic or friendly-like). Cracktastic crossovers and AUs. Epic!Plot is fun if that's your thing, but I'm happy just with relationship stuff. <3 Angst is awesome, UST-that-gets-resolved, domestic kink if it's in character.... drunken shenanigans, Character explorations involving romance.... dirty, dirty explicit sex. PWPs are also completely ok.
General Dislikes: Mpreg, furry, het (unless it's genderswap, that can be fun, although double gender swap is better because lebians!), pedo, scat, deathfic, completely unresolved angst. Use of the word "cum" (with that spelling).
Onto the requests!
1) Dark City - John Murdoch, Daniel Schreber
This has been my primary fandom for umpteen years, to the point where it's tattooed on my arm. So really, anything with these two being awesome will make me ridiculously happy. They're my OTP but I also really enjoy the few friend-fics I've read of them too. And if you haven't seen this movie, please please go watch it! The Director's cut. It won't disappoint.
My favorite thing in the world is discovering it again through the eyes of a new writer. Please feel free to screw around with canon at will if it suits the creative process, AU is great too, as long as these two characters are in tact, good and in some kind of positive relationship with each other (romance, new-discovered friendship, established friendship, partners-in-crime... anything!) <3 Any other male characters and pairings from the movie are welcome but not required. I'm also a fan of Anna/May if it tickles your fancy to throw in some background lesbians.
Now, just because that's my favorite fandom doesn't mean I want it over everything else. In fact, I'm just as happy to get these other fandoms because they're so tiny that they never get anything!
2) Flatliners - Nelson Wright, David Labraccio
The interactions between these two characters totally made this movie, in my humble opinion. Best friends, friendly competition, maybe more? I love how they both seem to be the only ones who can effect the others stubborn nature. Slash preferred, gen is ok, but please don't pair either up with Rachel. Exploring how they first met or relations pre-movie would be fun, or angsting about relationships post-movie, or even just some fun bromance fic or school friends/rivals fic. Smut and/or PWP welcome, please no het.
I love Dave's quintessential Nice Guy paired with Nelson's cocky Smart Ass. There's so much subtext in that movie - the "I need you to bring me back" and the "I don't want to be alone right now", the Dave smashing his truck window to help Nelson when he could have just untied the bloody canvas at the back of the truck, and oh god don't forget Nelson making his Last Phone Call to Dave('s apartment). Really, romantic or otherwise, there's obviously a whole shit load of history between them that's unexplained that I'd like to see. Or after movie follow up. Or missing scenes.
Or sex. You know. <3
And finally, my actual fandom-of-one:
3) Mirrors - Ben Carson, Larry Byrne
Ok, so I'm generally not a horror movie fan. Especially for remakes of asian horror flicks. And while Mirrors does have some great creep moments it does devolve into the kind of gory action-y climax that plagues both Hollywood movies, it's big redeeming point is in Kiefer's portrayal of tortured ex-cop, Ben Carson. He said once in an interview that he told Alex Aya that he didn't have any horror movie experience, but if Aya could take care of the creepiness that Kiefer would make sure the audience really connected and felt for the hero. <3
I love Ben as a character, I really adore him. He's definitely my second favorite Kiefer. He just seems like a genuinely good guy that's just had so much shit happen to him.
As for Larry, well... I know he's got so little screen time that it's pretty impossible to work with him as a character (though I personally love the next-to-blank slate!) but Jason Flemyng is so, SO awesome and sexy in that "rugged ginger bloke with amazing mouth" way that I just.... Unf.
Can be primarily Ben focused as long as Larry's in there somewhere, I know he's a bit minor. Slash preferred, gen ok too. Minimal to no involvement with Amy Carson if possible. Elaborating on Ben and Larry's background together hinted at in the deleted scenes could be fun, or meeting up if Ben manages to get back to the real world. Smut is love, but no het please.
As long as the fic involves Something Good happening in Ben's life that isn't his wife, I will be ecstatic. If that Something Good is Larry, that's even better. XD
Back story would be fun - how did he end up shooting the undercover cop? How close were him and Larry? Was there any hurt/comfort when his wife kicked him out? When did they take the picture together that's in Larry's office?
Ben is also the only exception to my "no kids" rule, 'cause his kids are so fucking cute. <3 So Ben and Uncle Larry and the kids domestic fluff is totally ok if that's your thing.
So yes. Doesn't have to be slash. But I'd love something with them before/during/after the movie.
4) Acer "Dynamite Cupcakes" Commercial - Kiefer Sutherland, Greg the gopher
Zomg. I never realized how much I wanted this until I saw it nominated. I'd LOVE this to be shippy, but if that's not your thing I'm completely okay with Kiefer being badass as poor Greg chases after him trying to keep things orderly. What a great dynamic in a tiny commercial!
I don't really think of this as RPF because it's such a ridiculous setup. My only request is for Kiefer not to be a complete asshole, as the actor's quite sweet and Canadian IRL. I am however completely okay with him being a ridiculous drunk, because half my cirle IRL are ridiculous drunks and it's very amusing.
So writer - thank you for looking through my Yule!goat letter! I hope above all that you enjoy writing for me and have an awesome Yuletide!
Love and fluffy bunnies,