Hi! I'm super pumped about participating and being matched up with you, whoever you are. Let's make beautiful stories together! Whichever of my fandoms you hail from, there's a couple of things that I flail over, no matter what. If any of this squicks you or you just find it deeply boring, ignore away. I mean that. I am more invested in everyone having fun than meeting picky criterion. But if you like having a framework to play in, here's some of my favorite things. Pick and choose as you wish.
Top of the list: I have never gotten over my teenage obession with angst, misery, and doing terrible things to my most beloved characters. I'll be happy if you write me something full of cotton candy and cherubs, but I will keel over if in between those fluffy kittens and cupcakes oozes a river of despair. Happy endings, though, are awesome.
Secondly, I have no problem with pairings, and I really like romance, but I usually like romance within the context of a bigger plot. Like, totally have people making out, but having them doing so while leaping off the cliff to avoid the plague of locusts the bad guys unleashed (for ridiculous example). I am *especially* overjoyed by blossoming romances, people hooking up for the first time, and the thrill of tension/tension fulfilled. Porn is a-ok, though again, I like it within context. And as a personal squick, I do not really like play with body fluids of any sort (excepting blood; go figure.)
Third, I'm not a huge fan of AU's. No need to be super strict about researching canon, but I'd like it to be set in the world, even if you make crazy things happen in that world. The characters are secretly robots, fine and dandy. My Little Pony: (fandom) edition? Meh.
Now, for specific fandoms!
Team Fortress 2
Ahhh, I love this game so much. I like the weird mix of ridiculous hat-powered adventures with dark, despairing, hyper violent hell. I like every single character, and all sundry settings. The characters I fangirl the most are Scout, Sniper, and Ms. Pauling, which you undoubtably are aware of.
Scout, I love for his bluster, overconfidence, and attention-seeking behavior. He's a bratty little shit who likes hurting people, a virgin who can't catch a break, dumb as a post. His insecurity is charming. I wonder what it would take for someone like him to actually grow up.
Sniper is at his best as a loner and a grumpy misanthrope. I can understand someone who is not much fond of humanity and is struggling with the whole "Team" thing, but still can't help but enjoy the company. Also, like all the Mercs, dude is CRAY CRAY and way in denial about that. Like, he collects his pee and thinks shooting his dad in the leg is a heartwarming story. That is not stable.
And Ms. Pauling is Ms. Pauling. She's amazing. Period. For everything. The only thing I don't like is when people make her the damsel in distress. She is a stone cold bad ass and will cut you-- or, well, shoot you.
I have no particular plot prompts, but anything in the adventure/action genre would be nice.
I am a big fan of Sniper/Scout and Scout/Ms. Pauling, but what I would really, really love to see is Scout/Sniper/Ms.Pauling. I have not once run into this trio! That being said, something that involves any combination of those three, even as platonic buddies, is super keen. I love all the Mercs, so go ahead and insert anyone else that suits your fancy as the plot requires. The same for pairings, with one exception: Sniper/Spy doesn't really rock my world, though it is by no means a deal breaker. I've read some awesome stories with them, it's just at the bottom of my shipping totem pole.
Oh, and if you want to write porn get down with your bad self, but if you could leave Jarate out of it that would be ~*amazing*~.
For me, Korra is all about the world. I like Bolin, Mako, Asami, and all the rest, but the world is what fascinates me. Republic City and it's denizens are story-plums ripe for the picking. The characters I've selected are those ones I am most interested in, and feel free to do anything at all with them, but I'd love to see it in the context of exploring or writing about Republic City and the Nations at large: the politics, the economics, the cultures, the wars. Korra is still SO naive to that stuff, and very sheltered.
Pairing wise, I like Tarrlok/Amon/Korra in any combination. However, I do not like the age difference being swept under the rug. If they're hooking up at all, there is some weird power dynamics there, and I don't know if I think those relationships are healthy for anyone involved, whether it be Korra with either two or the brothers together.
That's all for that one!
I have the least headcanon (though plenty of love) for this fandom, hence it being last. I would love to see Clint dealing with the Loki brainwashing and Darcy hijinks and Loki being a jackass, and I restate that I would love adventure and action, but whatever you want in that context, you go ahead. Super dark thriller with Clint being sexually tortured by Loki and Darcy saves him? Wacky adventures with Darcy leading Loki around the earthly plane, showing him the cool stuff about being human? Bodyswap plots? Love potions? Casablanca homage? Poor humans get taken to Asgard and are mindblown? I do not care (okay, I think that last one is pretty awesome). Have a blast.
And that's all! EXCITED.