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Rekall ([personal profile] rekall) wrote2014-04-25 09:00 pm

MCU AU Letter

Dear Author:

Thank you for writing a fic. I love all the pairings I signed up for so no worries on what you matched on or what you want to write. You can use my optional details or if you want to put your own spin on things go ahead. You can combine prompts. You can even take a prompt from one pairing and used it for another. I really am not picky.

You can probably tell from my prompts that I like action/adventure mixed with romance. Write whatever rating you want. If you want to keep things G-rated, that's fine. Also fine is if you want to include a sex scene somewhere. And anything in between is also fine.

One of the things I do like about AU stories is that characters keep certain traits they have in canon. Examples of this would be Bucky being brainwashed, Peggy being some sort of authority figure, Sif being a warrior, etc.

My prompts are pretty clear so I'm going to talk about why I like the pairings. (Well besides the fact I think all of them are hot, badasses).

Bucky/Natasha - I'll admit that I got hooked on them through the comics. I also like the little bit we get in the MCU though. I don't buy that Natasha told Steve everything because that would be extremely awkward ("The Winter Soldier just tried to kill Nick Fury, btw he's my ex"). I like the fact that they've both been on the wrong side of things and are now trying to make a difference (at least I'm assuming that's what Bucky will be doing). I think they simply get each other. Both of them know that sometimes shady things need to be done in the name of good.

Natasha/Sif - I think they would get along well. They would respect each others skills and would likely bond over the fact that they're both warriors who operate in worlds dominated by men. I see them bonding over beer (or mead).

Peggy/Natasha - This pairing interests me since they sort-of have similar roles (women working for SHIELD and being awesome at their jobs) but they're from two different eras (assuming Natasha's comic backstory never makes it into the MCU). I find them to have similar traits. They both have a take-charge, no bullshit attitude but they can also show a softness and you know they're not hardasses all the time. They both also don't have a problem with bending (or breaking) rules to get things done.

Sif/Peggy - I find this pairing to be a sort of a mix of Natasha/Sif and Peggy/Natasha. Peggy can certainly handle things on her own, which as a warrior, Sif would appreciate. But Peggy is usually in a role of authority which I think would surprise Sif (all her orders seem to come from Thor or Odin) but it would also be something she welcomes. I think Sif would respect Peggy and Peggy would appreciate Sif.