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I've noticed a few people doing this and thought it looked quite fun, as much as anything else! I hope it might be helpful in the possibility that you were writing something for me, I suppose, but I am really pretty easy to please, so don't feel the need to stress at all.

Favourite Pairings:

  • Harry / Draco is my OTP. ♥

  • Draco / Albus Severus. I have lately become completely obsessed with this pairing. I like an innocent, sweet Albus seduced by a predatory Draco, but I'm also hankering for a more seductive Al who Draco tries and fails to resist. I'd be happiest if Draco tries to resist because he knows he's taking a massive risk giving in to his desires, rather than because of any moral scruples. ;-) I'm really happy if Draco is secretly wanting Harry when he is with Al. Or, if he hates or is indifferent to Harry, but sees something in Albus, that's fine too. Poor Harry, I love it when he's scandalised by this pairing.

  • Harry / Scorpius. I like this best when Harry is horrified and unwilling, but does it anyway. Happy if he is reminded of a young Draco, but this isn't required.

  • Albus / Scorpius can be great, especially with a bit of edge to it. For instance, I like it if Scorpius is rather excitingly immoral, or manipulating Al, or seducing him to shock their parents, rather than it being perfect true love.

General likes:

  • Humour

  • Dialogue and banter

  • Getting-together fics

  • PWP

  • UST

  • 6th to 8th year Hogwarts

  • Within a few years of the war

  • Older, with unusual professions

  • Clubbing

  • Epilogue compliant if there is no infidelity, or if the infidelity is non-angsty

  • Pining

  • Obliviousness and denial

  • Veritaserum

  • Polyjuice

  • Mirror of Erised. Even better if these things are used to reveal the person's true feelings.

  • I love Ron and Hermione, together or separately. I adore Horrified!Ron if it's humorous. Or surprise me and write Wise!Accepting!Ron ;-)

  • I love Luna, Lupin, Snape, The Malfoys, Slytherins being horrifying or humorous, McGonagall, Neville, and Teddy.

Things I'm not too keen on:

  • infidelity if it's miserable

  • Mpreg doesn't usually grab me, although I've got no strong objections

  • Creature fic is not a favourite, although I'm quite fond of Veelas (Veelas = dubcon?)

  • Lots and lots about the next gen kids if it's a H/D fic, or, overly cute children

  • Plotty mysteries or whodunnits

Things I would rather not read:

  • Heavy angst

  • Addiction / alcoholism

  • Self-harm, suicide, depression

  • Gore, viscera

  • (in general) Incest.

  • (in general) Non-con - this is no way a hard squick but it's tricky for me to explain simply when I like and dislike it

  • Chan. I'm happy with age 15 or 16 if both partners are similar age. If there's age disparity I prefer both partners be 17 or over.

  • Explicit het or femslash

  • Major character death

  • Child abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Basically anything that's a major downer. I don't find misery and suffering cathartic to read about, at all.

I don't have a problem with: Cheerful drug or alcohol use

Things I adore (specifically in smut):

  • BDSM, esp spanking, paddling, blindfolds, handcuffs, collars, ropes, restraints, kneeling, orgasm denial

  • Blow jobs, especially on knees. I really can't tell you how much I love blow jobs.

  • Coming on face or lips or stomach or elsewhere. Preferably after a blow job. I may have mentioned I like blow jobs? ;-)

  • Hand jobs. Frottage. I would really LOVE to read some intergluteal sex (fucking between the buttocks with no penetration). I am fond of anal sex, but I probably love all the other stuff even more.

  • Wanking, especially over a hated / inappropriate person or at an inappropriate time (unwilling arousal). Being caught wanking is great.

  • Kissing. Lots of kissing

  • Biting

  • Rough or angry sex

  • Sleepy sex

  • Tender and intense sex

  • Favourite body parts: Hair, jaw, throat, Adam's apple, collarbones, biceps, hands, stomach, hipbones, cock, balls, arsecheeks. Er. Is that basically all the body parts anyway? I dunno.

  • Large, thick cocks. Not monstrous, but a good size. For some reason this was one of the most embarrassing things to type? LOL, IDK.

  • Antagonism

  • Power play. Inequality.

  • Age disparity. Cross gen.

  • Teacher / pupil, boss / lackey scenarios, whether real or role-played.

  • Dub con. I really adore dub con. Probably best to avoid dub con combined with drunkenness / drugged state.

  • Beards, shaving, long hair, hair brushing, hair fetishes, and body hair, either just in description, or a full on body hair kink.

  • Scents: cologne, body odour (if not rank), smell of hair, genitals, skin, etc. I love sensory descriptions in fic in general, especially involving tactile things and / or smells.

  • Voyeurism. Exhibitionism. Semi-public sex.

  • Watching the person with another partner or deliberately flirting / performing sexual acts to make the other person jealous, or to turn them on. This works best before the relationship has started. Otherwise it tips into infidelity, unless they are in an open / poly relationship.

  • Role playing, whether light-hearted or intense

  • Androgyny / gender play, eg make up, long hair on boys, androgynous / revealing clothing. I don't especially like frou frou sort of stuff or lingerie on men, though.

  • Uniforms: boots, leather, buttons, buckles, hats

  • Clothing: formal clothing, shirts, waistcoats, ties, being sharply-dressed, immaculate clothing (if this gets ripped off later so much the better).

  • Formal clothing made informal, eg sleeves rolled up, buttons undone on shirt. One partner clothed or well-dressed and the other naked, half-dressed or scruffily dressed. (If it's H/D I prefer Draco to be the well-dressed one).

  • Unwilling arousal. Embarrassing arousal. Inappropriate arousal. Horrified arousal! :D

  • Desperation, even to point of premature ejaculation. Short refractory periods – within reason.

  • Shower sex. Bath sex. Sex in the Great Lake :D

  • Confined spaces. Forced bedsharing. Forced proximity. Forced bonding.

  • Gay for you / bisexuality (not explicit het, please) / coming to terms with sexuality

  • First times. Inexperience. Clumsiness. Innocence. Awkwardness. Nervousness. Either both partners are nervous or one being more composed and experienced. (if it's H/D, I probably prefer Draco to be more composed).

Kinks I'd rather not read

  • Knifeplay

  • Bloodplay

  • Humiliation

  • Gags

  • Breathplay

  • Choking during blow jobs

  • Object insertion

  • Name-calling: “slag”, “slut”, “whore”, “bitch”. I don't mind "tart" used light-heartedly.

  • Use of words “pussy”, “hole”, “cunt”, “gash” etc, “wet, dripping hole”, "tits", etc.

  • Cross-dressing used to humiliate or shame.

  • Torture

  • Extreme kinks

Topping / Bottoming

  • I don't mind who tops or bottoms, really, although I prefer the dynamic of a toppy!Draco, i.e. a Draco who is in charge, powerful, competent, perhaps wickedly manipulative. I don't mind who actually takes it up the arse, though, and I enjoy switching, perhaps most of all when it's described as a new or rare thing. I like the theme of bottoming = love and trust. So one partner bottoming for the first time, a Dom bottoming for the sub, or older/powerful partner for the younger/insubordinate partner, or as a one off special event, can be really hot / meaningful.

BDSM roles:

  • I tend to enjoy stories with Draco as the Dom. I believe Draco's vulnerabilities and disenfranchisement after the War would make him naturally want to take the dominating role. Likewise, I see Harry finding great relief and satisfaction in letting go as a sub. But I'm happy to read the other way around, as well. Draco as a pushy sub / bossy bottom is always loads of fun.

Darker themes:

  • I really love dub con.

  • I love an unredeemed Draco, although I like redeemed Draco too. (I basically like all of the Dracos :D).

  • I find it hard to believe in a completely Dark!Harry, or a carelessly immoral Harry. I like it where one person is being exploited / manipulated / controlled / lied to / coerced, but I like the wicked one to be Draco.

  • I like Harry to still have some fight in him, even if Draco is 'winning'. I don't like a broken and bowed Harry (a Harry who chooses to submit for his own pleasure is another thing entirely).


I hope this might be helpful in some way. Are there topics I've forgotten? Or is it just much too long? I might update at some point to talk about things I like in art, but it's pretty much the same as this, I suppose.

Please do comment if you want to say, "Yay, I'm so happy we share a love of.... " :DDD

Feel free to ask about anything that is not clear (if you don't want to spoil the surprise, you could ask [ profile] omi_ohmy or [ profile] raitala, who are both fairly familiar with my perversions, heh.) Or, alternatively, just don't worry, and write what you like, anyway! For each of the things I've said I dislike, I can probably think of at least one fabulous story that I've enjoyed with that thing in it. Thank you so much if you were interested enough to read this.

Date: 2014-07-18 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

That is all. :D ♥

Date: 2014-07-18 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YES YES YES. My body hair kink is out of control right now. That's one of the things I like most about thilia's art. Harry always has that stubble and those manly, hairy forearms. Unf.

And blow jobs, yes. Favorite sex act ever.

Date: 2014-07-19 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, you're not alone with this!

I love men with long hair / braids. Add a/some artfully done, not to mainstreamy tattoos, dark jeans / leather trousers and boots and I'll be yours forever. No piercings for me, thanks.

Also, I have a thing for men wearing shirts with a v-neck.

Worn leather-strings around the neck or the wrists (maybe add a kinda tribal charme to it) are very appreciated, too.

know, quite cliché, but there's no escape for me from that...

Sorry, drooled all over your post!

I think you know already that I'm a bit obsessed with scents, preferable mixtures of citrusy/herbal ones.

Date: 2014-07-18 10:02 pm (UTC)
firethesound: (Default)
From: [personal profile] firethesound
Bookmarking this entry because of reasons.

I'm so happy we share a love of... well, pretty much everything on this list. <3

Date: 2014-07-18 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gracerene
Oh I love reading these, even if I am not actually talented enough to make use of them. I just think it's fun to read about people's tastes.

Love your paragraphs on topping/bottoming and BDSM roles. Pretty much my exact feelings. :D
Edited Date: 2014-07-18 10:17 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
capitu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capitu

Now I have an excuse to make one of these.

Date: 2014-07-19 11:39 am (UTC)
capitu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capitu
That list is going to be long. XD

And will take a while.


Date: 2014-07-18 10:18 pm (UTC)
capitu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capitu
Well, isn't this a fun list.

We share all the love. :D:D:D

Date: 2014-07-18 10:33 pm (UTC)
capitu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capitu
I am inspirational!

It's not too long, it's awesome, are you kidding? This is like a goldmine of plot bunnies for free. Keep adding! Trust me, no one is going to complain. XD

Date: 2014-07-18 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
HOW DID YOU KNOW TO DO THIS TODAY??? Seriously, you're freaking me out. I had an email OPEN to ask you some not-very-veiled questions about your likes and dislikes. Then my mail reloaded, and here it is. FREAKY! :-D Thank you!!!! (Your likes are like a playground for my typing fingers. :-DD )

Date: 2014-07-18 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, don't ask me outright, because I SUCK at keeping these things to myself. ;-) :-)

Date: 2014-07-18 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Best quote: I basically like all of the Dracos :D

I love all your likes, I don't know where to start about agreeing with you. I just agree with it all! lol

Oh, and I don't like a broken Harry either; I just don't believe it.

Date: 2014-07-18 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

This is awesome. Now I want to see more Like/Dislike lists from other fandomers too! I think this should turn into a trend. Did it take a while to write?

Date: 2014-07-18 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay for awesome lists \o/ I agree with so much of this. Probably why I always love your fics. And ALL the love for body hair!! (I would love to see some specifics for art, though :)

Date: 2014-07-18 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I suuuuuper agree with you on Dom!Draco. There's something so glorious about him in that role.

Date: 2014-07-18 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes! I think I just love consent stuff in general, with a healthy dose of aftercare.

Date: 2014-07-18 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really think you took a trip into my brain and made notations of all my likes, dislikes, and the god yes more, please. I could put a checkers next to everything you listed .
Edited Date: 2014-07-18 11:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-19 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so glad this is Becoming A Thing. I'm finally starting to get a feel for what people (that participate in the same fests that I do) want to read. It's mightily helpful to have a list like this to refer to when writing for someone new/not familiar to me.

You already know we don't share too many likes, but we definitely share some dislikes. ;D

Date: 2014-07-19 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragontara
I think I better start with "Yay, I'm so happy we share a love of.... everything!"
Wow, I can't believe how many likes and loves we share, so much so that I don't think I even need to make a list of my own - you said it all so much better anyway! Even your dislikes were so similar as mine :D That's an awesome list you've made. I definitely need to bookmark it for possible later use :D :D :D

Date: 2014-07-19 08:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nia_kantorka
Such a wonderful list, Birds!
Some of your 'rather not want to read about' are likes for me. Sometimes I think there isn't a thing in fandom I absolutely dislike and I have a soft spot for mentally broken characters. The human mind is so fascinating and Harry's and Draco's past is a fest for mental issues.
I like all your likes except the beards. Body hair is welcome but beards. No, thank you.

I have problems with other things (not only in fics though):
- UST until the end. I read a funny and unique fic lately but they didn't even kiss at the end. It stopped right before. I sat there with a dafuq expression and tried to forget it immediately.
- I don't like a rushed end. If the story takes some time especially the end should satisfy the reader. Maybe it's often due to fest deadlines.
- I hate it when two or more POVs aren't visibly separated. Don't need much effort but annoys me like nothing else when it's not done.
Edited Date: 2014-07-19 08:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-19 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
omg birdie, what a list! Now I want to read all the fic. Not just your likes but also your squicks. (Because some of them are *my* likes and some of them *could* be interesting....? And angst: totally my thing. *g*) Also, Draco. All the Draco.

I didn't even know that parent / child of other parent was a THING. Any recs?

Date: 2014-08-02 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't even imagine what these pairings would get up to so am sending them to my kindle with trepidation (but always willing to try something new!!).

Date: 2014-07-19 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also: what a bunny generator this post is!

Date: 2014-07-19 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The formal clothing made informal - gaaah, love that one :)

I'd have a difficult time making a list like this, because I like so maaaany things! Well, not everything, but some of my best experiences with fanfic/art is when I see something I didn't think I'd like, but then end up loving it :D
Though the most extreme kinks or the most broken characters isn't something I love, I'll admit. Or the saddest endings with no hope at all. Or parent/child incest. And some pairings.
Look at that, I had a tiny list after all!!!! :)

And something I love - that moment when they kiss and they get hard, and one of them sneaks their thigh between the other one's legs, and their groins press against each other - THAT MOMENT!!

I completely agree with you on the pining and UST ♥
These lists are fun!
Edited Date: 2014-07-21 07:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-22 06:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I wanted to say, first of all, that you and I have loads in common as far as likes, seriously your list is right out of my head! I actually came over here because I basically die for all of your prompts in the recent fests. I was wondering if you'd be okay with me friending you? This is my first year participating in fests/writing again and I have few lj friends in the Harry Potter fandom. ^^;;

Date: 2016-01-22 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay thanks for adding me back. <3

And oh I am just waiting patiently for the claiming post on DTH~

Date: 2016-07-30 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hello friend! I know quite a few other users have snagged this format as well and I was wondering if it would be okay to join that list? I'd really like to post a detailed likes/dislikes on my main page and this format/organization is just perfect!!


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