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syrena_of_the_lake ([personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake) wrote2015-07-05 07:14 am
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Dear NFE writer

First, a huge thank you! This is my first time participating in the NFE, so I hope I've given you both enough info and enough freedom to work with. Please know that I will be thrilled to read your story, and I'm excited to see what direction you've taken on whichever prompt strikes your fancy!

Particularly because I'm new to this exhange, I wanted to tell you a little more than what the form provides, in case it's helpful.

What I like:
- Celebrations of the world and its wonders, whether Narnia or England or elsewhere. (I'm not a subscriber to the cast-out-of-Eden interpretation. That said, I also know it's heart-wrenching to leave a place you call home knowing you may never see it again.) The differences between places, the little things that set someplace apart or bind people together even across languages and cultures... Whether you want to delve into worldbuilding or just give me a glimpse, I'll love it.
- Competent, multi-dimensional main characters and compassionate storytelling (e.g. misunderstandings or other genuine conflicts rather than character bashing.)
- Witty banter
- Animals that behave like animals, not humans in furry suits (no matter how much I love the old BBC series, Beavers just shouldn't be over 5ft tall)
- Friendship, family, romance, humor, adventure, intrigue, espionage, mystery... so many genres! I also like explorations of grief and healing, though in general I can only take so much angst. I prefer happy endings, but sometimes a sad one can be just as satisfying.
- I adore Rthverse, if you feel so inclined! Also Kangarooverse, AU Everybody Lives/Nobody Dies and AU Everybody Stays/Nobody Leaves.

What I don't like:
- Gore, torture, noncon, PWP, slash, incest. (Pevensie incest is my only true dealbreaker, but the others are strong preferences.)
- Completely helpless, clueless, cruel or dark characterization of the Four or of Aslan
- Unmitigated tragedy or excessive angst. I've been through a fair amount of loss over the past couple years, and so if your story is sad, I'd just like to request at least a ray of sunshine amid the clouds!

Again, this is truly meant for your information, and I hope you find it helpful. Please go where the story takes you, and I can't wait to read the results!!