i just had a prompt for a series fic. basically jimin and reader are huge kpop idols (jimin is still in bts) and they've been secretly dating for 4 years, so that means they dont get to see each other much, but they do meet at the AMAs. they meet at a hotel at the end of the night and they have the most kinkiest, smutty and hot night ever. im not asking you to do this im just sharing a really good idea
Okay. I am not mad at you or anything because I rarely ever get asks like this, thank goodness. So please read the following in a calm tone yet with a slight, almost imperceptible hint of underlying frustration that is threatening to surface, but never does because it is very well smothered.
At the end of the day, no matter what light any writer perceives this message, you are making a request. Yes, you are putting it under the guise of “sharing a really good idea” – but I am supposing it is an idea that you hope I pick up and decide to write for you, despite that it explicitly states in my FAQ that I do not take requests. If you have read my stories, you would notice that this kind of idea is definitely not my style. I am not trying to sound pretentious or put myself on a pedestal by saying that. It is just that alike many other writers in this fandom, I simply prefer to write stories that nobody is likely to have read before, and the “Secretly Dating Idols” AU is a generally common trope. I am certain you can find an abundance of stories that cater to your idea on here, I have definitely read a few over my time.
Anyway. Before you send messages like this next time, please check the writer’s FAQ and consider a few things. Does the writer take/is open to requests/ideas? Is the idea/request something that you genuinely believe the writer would be interested in writing, judging from what they have currently written and posted so far? Have they made it evident that they have a lot of WIPs to write as it is, or they are currently working through a story schedule? Does the writer take/is open to requests/ideas? Does the writer take/is open to requests/ideas? Does the writer take/is open to requests/ideas? Just. Please. Consider those questions. Because a lot of writers, including myself, deem it a tad inconsiderate when someone completely ignores the common courtesy of checking the FAQ before going full steed ahead and sending in a request. No matter if it is guised as “sharing a really good idea.”