Lilac (meatball42) wrote,

Flyers Exchange Letter 2021

Hello Flyers fan!

So excited to see all the great works that will come out of such a vibrant fandom! I've come up with some prompts for the ships I'm requesting and have listed some things I like in general, but mainly what I want is for you to have fun writing! Use this letter as a springboard and go where the muse takes you :)

General likes:
H/c, found family, polyamory, happy endings, fluff, friendship.
AUs: Mundane, sports, workplace, pack (with or without werewolviness), magic, creature (especially incubi/succubi).
Anything about scents, whether that's ABO-style scent-marking, more general scents on peoples' clothes or when near their skin, or the scents of things in the standard environment, like nature or food or fabrics.
I'd love to read the thing you've been working on but haven't had an excuse to finish.
Opt-ins: Background relationships, infidelity, first or second person POVs, A/B/O that isn't just a sex scene, identity headcanons (especially asexuality and polyamory), issue!fic.

General prompts:
Characters going to the gym or exercising (or talking about or referencing such)
Characters buying, creating, or exchanging gifts
Characters cooking or planning meals, characters smoking or drinking
Someone taking care of their partner after a long day, a battle, or another physically or mentally stressful event: getting their favorite food, a massage, renewing ice packs, changing bandages, putting on music or scents they like
Spending downtime together: a shared hobby, just laying around not getting out of bed, getting groceries
Non-sexual intimacy
Love languages
Previous relationships (platonic or otherwise) being relevant to the characters
Cultural exchange- languages, food, music, holidays, anything :)

Hockey-specific likes:
Magic or creature AUs
Hockey-specific AUs, like hockey gods, kneeling verse, goalie nesting
Works in the regular universe or an alternate universe that involve the team as an in-group of some sort. This can include team soulbonds, werewolves, anything with a strong focus on group hierarchy, basically anything that has team members looking to each other for socializing and support. Some of my favorite things about hockey fics are those that focus on the idea of bonds between teammates, how the specific set-up of a hockey careers can lead to both strong relationships with people, places, and organizations, and then sudden changes in circumstance.
When I prompt for hockey fics, I tend to pretend that RL romantic partners and children don't exist, but feel free to include them if that's how you're seeing things, I don't have a problem with that.
Just a though- I feel like all of these people must be in pain all of the time? Like even if it's what you've been doing your whole life, and even actual injuries or strains aside, a heavy duty workout can leave you with soreness or pain in various muscles or joints, especially if you're further on and that knee has been bugging you for years, for example. Anything regarding that would be cool to read about, from physical therapy, to a hot bath, massages, to how that lifestyle would interact with D/s arrangements. Like what would it mean to be a part-time masochist in a contact sport?

A broad DNW on anything related to suicide, from a character contemplating suicide or having ideation, to jokes like 'I'd rather die than...'
Chronic conditions or illnesses.
Significant inclusion of characters over 60. In contexts/universes with beyond-human-lifespan characters, please use your best judgement.
Themes of mourning for a dead person.
Firefights, guns beyond what is baseline necessary for realism in the canon.
Head or eye trauma, with the exception of concussions.
Use of the word 'broken' when referring to people (i.e. 'broken by his experiences,' 'just as broken as me').
Anthropomorphizing adjectives for genitalia (i.e. 'proud cock,' 'needy hole')
Use of the spelling 'cum.' It is fine to use 'come.'
Apocalypses or dystopias.
Mafia or mob AUs.


Ships are not listed in any particular order.

Brian Elliott/Carter Hart: I'll love absolutely anything for this ship, from pure vet-rookie mentorship to something dark and questionable. I just loave goalies, which is probably obvious from my requests, so anything about them being a sort of unit away from the team even as they're part of the team would be cool. I've seen some cool verses here and there about the goalie as the heart of the team, or the ways skaters will interact with or respect their goalies. It would be interesting to see how any 'culture' like that would be affected by things like youth, starter/backup status, and how well the goalie was performing. Elliott has been around the block with teams and trades and up and down from the A, so he would have a lot of insight and things to teach Hart.

I'm very cool with any kneeling or D/s style fic for this ship, or, as always, goalie nesting. Maybe goalies don't really nest til they get to the NHL because of ~reasons, and Elliott has to show Hart how to get through it, or how to command the skaters to do what needs to be done.

Any sort of jealousy from either of them, and how that's dealt with, would also be really cool. If you're interested in exploring some new writing style, I'd love to see it for this ship!

Carter Hart/Tristan Jarry: They're both very cute, but there's definitely depth behind the pinchable cheeks for each of them. Hart's stick-smashing and Jarry's occasional creatively-drawn penalty or 'accidental' trip are excellent signs to me xD I love that they train together and the ways the team rivalry would and wouldn't come into play for that. I'd love to read something lighthearted or more complex for these two, along any genre stretch from rooted in the season to complete AU. An arranged marriage fic to ally two countries with long histories would be really neat! Any hockey-based AU like goalie nesting would be great as well. Something lighthearted like them trying to hide their relationship while being the goalies for their division at the ASG would be fun. And lastly, I wouldn't be opposed to something darker for this ship. Maybe something about two people who are very determined to get and keep that starter role, and what they're willing to do to get what they want.

Marc-Andre Fleury/Claude Giroux: I just love the energy and personality both of these guys have, so pretty much anything for them will make me happy. Any Metro rivalry stuff would be awesome, especially secret friendship or relationship when things were still particularly contentious between the teams. If it's something you're comfortable writing, I'd love to see some French Canadian bonding, or perhaps that shared culture (or not? smaller cultural areas sometimes have deeper cultural rifts, and idk how French Canada works) would just increase any Friendly Disagreements that might be going on. For these two I'd like to see them being sweet to each other at some point, if you can fit it in, I just think they deserve it :) I also have a hankering for some sort of trade fic- maybe Vegas offloads Fleury's contract by trading him to a contending team that wants that strong veteran presence to back up Carter Hart. And of course, I'd never say no to a goalie nesting fic!


Tags: category: challenge letter, challenge: other challenge, prompts: hockey rpf

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