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Likes: Mutual pining, hurt/comfort especially if it’s heavy on the comfort, pretending to be married/dating FOR THE MISSION, fake dating turns real in general, fake break-up for whatever reason, happy endings, soulbonding/mates/any kind of weird psychic connection bonding scenario. I also like angst where it fits the setting, like in Marvel Noir or Fantastic Four (2015). AUs and tropes! Love them! If you want to write me any of my requests but they're werewolf florists who live on Mars, I'm down with it. Similarly, I love all of my requested canon settings and am more than happy to receive fic set in them.
Dislikes: permanent major character death (I’m fine with canon character deaths, such in FF 2015), character bashing, infidelity, harm to animals. I don't want incest between adopted siblings for Fantastic Four (2015).
Fantastic Four (Comicverse)
Johnny Storm, Peter Parker
I love these two so much. The sheer breadth of their history -- the teenage rivalry, the deep trust and affection between them even back before Johnny knew Peter's name or face. Their long history of saving each other. The fact that canonically every Christmas they meet up at the Statue of Liberty. The way Johnny will tell Peter anything (when he messed up by asking Ben to be his best man, that the "Alicia" he married was actually a Skrull spy). I also love the banter, the jokes, and the goofing off. One of my favorite relationships in comics. I admit I'm more partial to fic set post-identity reveal, after their adults, but I love them as teens too and identity porn is always fun.
My prompts here trend towards shippy, but I'm also very happy to receive gen!
I am very weak for the fact that Johnny has the world's best track record when it comes to calming Peter's deep well of rage and making him back off before he goes too far. What is it specifically about Johnny that he's able to get through to Peter so easily?
How does Johnny’s celebrity and Peter’s dual identity play into how the public views their friendship? Into a relationship? Johnny loves public attention and defines himself by it, perhaps to his own detriment – Peter has a mixed relationship with the press. Is Spider-Man ever accused of dragging the Human Torch into shady business? Tarnishing his reputation? Do they get snapped by tourists at Lady Liberty? Do people wonder just how Johnny became friends with Spider-Man and/or Peter Parker?
Related, is there Spider-Man/Human Torch RPF in-universe? Are there shippers, a tumblr community, etc? Ship wars over Spider-Man/Human Torch vs Peter Parker/Human Torch? Do they know about it?
The recent Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #1 sees them hanging out together on rooftops, eating lunch, and apparently having regular movie nights. I'm not going to lie: I would read a thousand fics of them arguing about takeout and movies.
I'm totally down with porn and would feel remiss not pointing out that 1) Peter's canonically used webbing in the bedroom, 2) Johnny really seems to dig the idea of "Peter Parker in charge", and 3) Peter "loves" when Johnny "does what he says." (Thanks, Zdarsky.)
Sue Storm, Johnny Storm
I love this movie, bite me, Rotten Tomatoes. The whole core cast is great, but I requested Johnny and Sue because I feel there's so much left to explore about these versions of them and because while I love Reed and Ben, so much of the fic is about Reed and Ben. Not to say I'll mind if Reed and Ben show up as well! I'd just like the central relationship to focus on the Storm siblings, before, during, or after the film.
Johnny and Sue have very different relationships with their powers -- Sue calls them "abnormal" and wants to get rid of them, while Johnny's embraced them (perhaps a little too much -- he seems naively trusting of his military handlers). I'd love to see that reversed. A moment where Sue really gets to revel in what she can do, or when Johnny's frightened of his own (inherently destructive) abilities. One thing I love about the Storm siblings in 616 is that Sue's learned to take a defensive power and turn it into a weapon, whereas Johnny's control over heat is so finely pinpointed that he can soothe burns. I'd love to see these Storms set out on that kind of journey with their powers.
One thing Johnny and Sue seem to have in common in music; Sue states that she needs it to help her focus, while Johnny's listening to Motown (specifically, Standing in the Shadows of Love by the Four Tops) in the car in his introductory scene. I'd love fic exploring what music means to both of them, how it brings them together or keeps them apart, or even the Storms at karaoke night.
I love Johnny's cut line from the trailers: "We should use these powers to help people." Once they're released from the military's hold, what does he do with his powers? It's hard to envision this version of Johnny in a sterile lab space for very long -- although notably, another cut scene has him claiming lab space and saying he needs "a big ass sun roof." What does he want the team to do with their powers? What's Sue's point of view on the newly formed Fantastic Four and her ideas for what their goals should be? She seems more comfortable with her powers at the end, but is she?
Johnny and Sue's mother is entirely absent from the movie, but considering Fantastic Four (2015) is heavily based on Ultimate Marvel, and Ultimate Mary Storm abandoned her family for Very Serious Science, I would totally be down for fic (ridiculous or serious) where she learns of their abilities and reenters their lives in order to gain their help in her quest to find the lost kingdom of Atlantis. Just throwing that out there.
Peter Parker, Felicia Hardy, May Parker, Mary Jane Watson
You do not have to use all my selected characters for this request, although of course you are more than welcome to! I'm interested in any individual one or combination of these characters! This is the only request I would prefer not to get an AU for, as it's already a canon AU setting. (Though again, if you want to go like, Noir in space, or mermaid Noir, or any sort of AU that doesn't meet a mood change -- I'm more than cool with it.)
I'm not terribly interested in anything that happened with this Peter during or after Spiderverse and would prefer it ignored, but if you've got an idea that hinges on it, go for it!
I'm always a sucker for stories where May finds out Peter's Spider-Man, or scenarios where she's suspected or even known all along. A look at May and Peter in the wake of the Vulture's death would be amazing. I always sort of read Peter as gravitating towards people who have stronger moral centers than him -- people who innately possess the kind of goodness that he has to strive for. This May is moral, perhaps, to a flaw. How does that balance out between them in the quiet moments?
I love this scene from Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face, especially the panel of Peter and Felicia's feet and the cats. I am 100% down with Peter/Felicia PWP or even Peter and Felicia shop talking in bed while cats climb on top of Peter's head and chew on his hair or try to bat him in the eye. Similarly, I'm interested in Peter and Felicia's attachment to each other despite their different viewpoints -- and despite Peter wanting more than Felicia can give him.
Anything about Felicia after Eyes Without a Face would be amazing, or anything that takes place in the gap between Spider-Man Noir and Spider-Man Noir: Eyes Without a Face.
We don't know a whole lot about this Mary Jane, who seems more subdued than her 616 counterpart. I'd love something from her point of view, or just more about her. Additionally, I'm always a sucker for PeterMJ, so I'm more than happy to get shipfic. In 616, Mary Jane knew the whole time that Peter was Spider-Man -- could the same be true of their Marvel Noir versions?
Mary Jane/Felicia?? Mary Jane/Peter/Felicia???
This being Marvel Noir, I'd love to see casefic with any one or combination of these characters!
This book was so bubbly and fun and colorful and kind and bright that it made me emotional every single issue. I loved it! She's a half-Hungarian girl living in New Jersey! I'm a half-Hungarian girl living in New Jersey! (I'm a couple of generations further from the old country than Nadia but still.) Instant kinship.
With Marvel Legacy upon us, the theme of legacy seems pretty fitting. Nadia has her father's, and all of the good and the bad that could come with that, and now, by taking Jan's last name, she's adopted hers too. I'd love to read something about what either of those mean to her -- or Nadia forging ahead with a legacy of her own. (Or, really, anything about her decision to ask Jan if she could take her last name instead of Hank's.)
One of my favorite things about the Marvel universe is how deeply rooted in New York it is. It's a real city that exists and for me it just adds a whole other dimension to the Marvel lore that it uses all these real, tangible, modernly mythical places. Nadia hasn't been in the area very long -- I'd love to see her explore it more, either the fictional Marvel spots or the very real landmarks.
If there's a woman in the Marvel universe you always wanted Nadia to meet but that she hasn't yet, I'd love to read that!
I also love holiday fic, and Nadia's sunny disposition makes her perfect for that!
I'm looking forward to whatever you come up with! Thank you for writing for me!