I wanted to make a list of aaalllll my favorite stylistic things in fanwork in time for SASO. Plus, some of my favorite tropes skirt very close to squicks. I figured I should lay them out in greater detail at least once on here! Kind of like an expanded version of a dear gifter letter. Not really a BaitMeSaso post since it goes both ways.
STYLISTIC THINGS IN VISUAL ART
I AM A SLUT FOR LIGHTING. Sunsets, neon, dark rooms with a single bright window, and even completely white backgrounds with a backlit character, integrating the blank space into the ambiance. top fave color schemes are very outer space/nighttime: navy blue/gold/(cream), blue/purple/pink, plum/hot pink/orange/goldenrod other equally nice but not space themed palettes: emerald/mint/white/(red or yellow), berry/plum or maroon/brown or black, olive/navy/lemon, the always classic grayscale/accent hue, RBY, CMY funny faces. I'm easy, actually
STYLISTIC THINGS IN FIC
UNCONVENTIONAL METAPHORS TOP TOP FAVE i don't care if you're a bit bombastic. Who else is gonna use all those pretty words?sometimes I hear iambic pentameter in everyday conversation and want to make a poem out of an incongruous phrase. If you suffer the same affliction throw some blank verse my way
Things might get messy from here on out because I'm describing my squicks and some of what I'm writing right here grosses me out to read like in this post itself. Proceed with caution :') ( dnw list )
to be continued