6. Undercover in a gay bar
LOL. You know, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this trope. Sounds like that could be all kinds of entertaining. I probably wouldn’t write it, as I don’t have a lot of experience with that scene, but I’m actually curious to read some now!
25. Circus AU
I… apparently don’t read enough fanfic? Or not the right types? This seems like it could be fun, but again, it’s not a trope I’ve seen? I guess I’d have to read an example or two to have more of an opinion here. :)
So basically what the hell do I do with this gif?
17. Let’s play truth or dare
Hmm. I feel like I haven’t seen this one a lot, either, though I’ve seen it a couple of times. I like it fine, but I don’t know that I have strong feelings about it? Potentially a good opportunity to reveal awkward truths or have characters acting a little silly. Unless alcohol is involved, it feels a little out of place for adult as opposed to teenage characters. I could see writing it in the right circumstances.
A fun excuse for some smut, but, for my taste, the consent issues have to be handled carefully for me to be comfortable with the trope. Actually, one of the best ones I’ve seen featured an aphrodisiac-dosed Shepard, while Kaidan adamantly refused to take advantage of her compromised state. I don’t really see myself writing this.
23. Someone has a baby
Oh, well, there’s a lot that can be done here—is someone pregnant, or is this a found/adopted baby? How does everyone react (especially romantic interests / co-parents)?
I tend to be really picky about such fics, though; it’s very easy for them to be way too schmaltzy for me, or way too… sitcom-pregnancy? (with all the associated pregnancy tropes of food cravings and sudden rages and screaming at the father, etc.; I’ve seen this so so much in media, I’d kind of like to see something different?) For Mass Effect fics, I’m often more drawn to someone (human) having to deal with an alien baby, whose responses are unfamiliar.
I have an idea or two along these lines I might play with sometime, but I don’t know when.
I don’t think I’ve ever actually read wingfic? I guess it’s about… people having wings?
So I don’t have much of an opinion about it, but I can see how it might be appealing or sexy? I mean, flying, flying is kinda sexy, big feathery wings could certainly be attractive?
Yeah. I don’t know. I might write it if I ever had a really good idea about “wings!”, I suppose. :D
7. Pretending to be married
Could be fun, with the right couple and scenario! Could be played silly or screwball or eventually romantic. Lots of potential there. No specific ideas for it, but I could see using it at some point.
11. Forced to share a bed / fake relationship
Very similar, yes! ;) The bed-sharing thing has to be played carefully, in my opinion, but it can sure dial up the awkward as well as the sexual tension. ;)
I used a version of this when I sent Garrus and Liara undercover on Noveria in a one-shot that turned into this unfinished opus (before anyone asks, I’M SORRY AND I DON’T KNOW WHEN I’LL UPDATE; I’M SO SORRY). (They pretended to be a couple while trying to get info about Saren’s plans there.)
Put a number in my askbox and I’ll tell you my thoughts on the trope you’ve asked me about and if I’ve written it myself, or if I ever would
- Huddling together for warmth
- Shag or die
- Undercover in a gay bar
- Pretending to be married
- First time together
- Forced to share a bed/fake relationship
- Mind control
- Mistakenly assumed to be gay
- Let’s play truth or dare
- Mary Sue fic
- Curtain fic
- Apocalypse fic
- Someone has a baby
- Telepathic soulbonding
- Circus AU
- Language barrier
- Historical AU
Have at me!
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