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So even while I've mostly been absent on twitter, I really liked last year's #ITPE and I'm looking forward to participating again this year! Like everyone else, my listening (and reading) habits are very much dependent on mood and things, but with few exceptions I listen to a really wide variety of things (including things I don't know the first thing about the canon...or at least don't know anything until AFTER listening to podfic :)

Mostly, I'm just excited to get a story. I listen in so many fandoms and tend to watch a lot of different TV where a great plotty story might just totally appeal to me if *you* love it (that's especially true for smaller fandoms like Luther, Pitch Perfect, Rizzoli and Isles, The good Wife, Dark Angel, Elementary, Hannibal, Haven, Person of Interest and many more I can't think of right now).

Because liking a story for me is a really complicated calculus of writing, plot, characterization, tropes, and fandom and pairing and since I can't really control the first ones too well or easily,here are the fandoms I feel most strongly about at the moment, with the characters and the things I like most. So here it goes:

Hockey I only fell into this recently, but both with the amount of fic/podfic and with the dynamic portrayed in fic I'd probably be most easily made happy with Sid/Geno or Tazer/Kaner. I haven't fond any tropes yet I strongly dislike, though threesomes don't tend to work for me here, and I tend to not like married folks in slash pairings unless it's totally AU.

Generation Kill Brad/Nate or gen. I like canon stories or post. AU don't always work for me, especially when the ambiguities of their canon selves are removed. love the entire team, esp. Ray.

Teen Wolf Derek/Stiles or gen. present, future, AU, is all good. Just not too puppy pile, fluffy, domestic. Not a huge fan of non werewolf AUs. Alpha/beta/omega and knotting not a kink but not an issue either.

XMFC Erik/Charles or gen. I love any way in which they overcome their opposition, but AUs are great as well. not a huge fan of no power AUs and I like my Erik to stay Jewish.

In general, there is little that squicks me (I've had some bad experiences with stories that have had mental disabilities as a central trope, because I'm not good with any huge power differential that could read as abuse, or rather, I need those differentials to be balanced by an inverse emotional balance, if that makes sense--and then it's actually a huge kink for me) though I do not like humor all that much (I'm just a drama/angsty girl and will take heavy plot over both introspection and funny stuff any day).

I have certain tropes I like a lot: roads not taken (i.e., not full on AUs but the ones just one step over, which also means I like my not-quite-humans to remain that way), time travel, multiverse, amnesia, bonds, and what ifs.

I like angst and h/c (though not death) and I like adventures and lots of stuff happening. I'm not as fond of domesticity, fluff, and mpreg/kids (unless the latter doesn't lead to the former). I like my happy endings but they can be hard won. I do listen to pretty much all pairings, but if I get to wish, then I'll have my OTPs or gen with those guys not being at odds. I don't have any sex squicks, but I don't need any for me to enjoy the fic.

And that sound like a lot, but it's definitely a what I like bestest of all wish list and not at all a a required to make me happy list! I like any and all and I like the simple fact that someone is recording for me. \o/ Yeah!

And I'm not sure this is a thing that's done, but if you have a question about whether I might like a story, [personal profile] knight_tracer has a pretty good sense of what does and doesn't work for me, because we discuss these things at lengths :D Ask her if you're uncertain about a strange fandom or
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