As a general note, I know my prompts have a ton of questions and options, but by no means do I expect you to address every single one in whatever you write. I'm mostly trying to give my Yuleauthors a lot of options because I know the matching process isn't always exact. That being said, if the prompts really aren't working for you and there's another story you want to tell, feel free to ditch the prompts entirely and do your own thing -- I'll still want to read that story.
So! Things I like. I love CONFLICT and CONSEQUENCES, whatever forms they might take. I love seeing the personal impact of larger, world-changing events. I love struggle and recovery and things that don't come easily and things that don't work out as planned and strength that comes from unexpected places. Hurt/comfort is the sweet angst-flavored nectar of my soul.
I also like: facepunching; snappy dialogue; moral complexity; the occasional happy ending; the occasional less-literal-more-euphemistic happy ending; long slow awkward relationship development; people who never get to make out; people who do get to make out; people who have to jump through rings of fire before they can make out; and issues of agency and authority.
My favorite character tropes include: fallen idealists, and people who do the wrong things for (what they hope are) the right reasons and get slapped in the face with consequences. Genuinely good people trying to do the right thing in unjust worlds. People who are equal parts cocky brilliance and self-destruction. Characters who are giant dopey puppies. Hypocrites, especially when the characters in question know that they’re hypocrites. Tsunderes. Characters who are struggling with their inner monsters, especially when literal monsters are involved. Broken people trying to put themselves back together and not being quite sure how to do it.
I'm comfortable with any and all ratings and quite a few pairings, too, as long as you make me believe the sex/violence/etc. within the context of the story. I definitely like porn, and love kink. Genrewise, I like everything from romance to horror to humor, as long as there's conflict in it somewhere. (So non-sequitur-derived humor and fluff/sap don't really do it for me.) Happy endings are fine, unhappy endings are fine, endings that are a little bit of both are fine, as long as the characters have earned them through their actions and through the consequences of those actions.
If you're doing Yuleporn this year, my Yuleporn-specific prompts are over here.
Do Not Wants: Misogyny and slut-shaming (especially as the punchline of a joke). Queer erasure. Infallible protagonists. Pregnancyfic, especially mpreg. Incest. Romanticizing abuse. Scat, vomit, and watersports. Detailed descriptions of violence inflicted on hands or eyes.
Situational DNWs: Issues of consent (dub- or noncon). Polyamory, particularly polyamory as the solution to a love triangle. AUs. Fix-it fic. Unless I’ve talked about these in the optional details of a specific request, please don’t include them.
My LJ is pretty barren these days, but I'm fairly active on tumblr if you want even more of a window into what I like. My older fic is largely accessible via my fic tag on LJ; newer stuff is either on my AO3 or fic tag on tumblr.
( More about my requests: Hamilton - Miranda, Cowboy Bebop, A Dark Room (Video Game), Suikoden IIICollapse )
As far as obtaining things goes:
Thanks again, Yuletide author - I hope you have fun this year!