→ Realism. I like to read about things that could actually happen, situations and characterizations that make me relate to the characters or at least make sense out of it. This includes the real-life universe where they are Johnnys and their respective ages with their publicized relationships. Includes snapshots, slice-of-life, domesticity. And tons of present/future fic. I also enjoy dark fic with psychological disorders, alarming obsessions, evil habits and stalkerish relationships if the author manages to make it work. I enjoy serious issues being tackled, characters acting like someone would in real life.
→ First times. The first kiss, first time they have sex, first time they acknowledge they have feelings for each other.
→ Established relationships. They're good (though not all the time). One-sided is good; casual or friends with benefits is good too. The context of the people's relationship adds a lot. I love mentions of their relationship irl. Little things, details. Would rather read some Kame/Miyao Shuntaro with hints to Miyao spending the night at Kame’s than Akame for the sake of Akame.
→ Friendship. Whether it's already established in canon or developed in your story, I love seeing their friendly support for each other and how they know each other so well.
→ This leads to Gen fic, which I'm addicted to as long as it involves tons of RL facts, rumors or common fandom conceptions and subtext. Some character study would be fabulous to have around.
→ Ambiguity. Open endings, subtext and underlying concepts that indicate that there may be something more between two friends, leaving me to my own devices as to what happens behind the scenes or after the story ends. Gen fics charged with this are fully appreciated.
→ Fandom Adds and RL facts. I cannot even begin to list them all; basically if it was ever on journals, mentioned in a meme, or a common conception, I will flail with it. Something that happened or you saw in fancams, etc. A description of something you’ve noticed in a photo or video of them that is a special feature, such as the shape of their nose or the way their lips curve.
→ Intergroup Unity. Not necessarily all of them, but they all grew up together and have past history in common. Past interactions, current liaisons, groups inside groups. Childhood friendships or quarrels or preferences on who to hang out with.
→ Member ai. I like to see either their current dynamics or past struggles to get where they are. The hard work, disagreements, contrast in personality, etc. Especially KAT-TUN, they're so interesting when it comes to this and the core of why I like them so much.
→ AU. Not really my cup of tea at the moment. A good high school AU may keep me stuck to my screen. Make Junno an alien, give me some astronaut bromance, make Nakamaru the president and the rest of KAT-TUN his right-hand men. I don’t know.
→ Angst. I really like angst, or those fics where the mood is more somber than fluffy. Real angst, where my heart breaks and I cry for them (because whatever happens is totally possible). Like keeping things inside because they live their lives in the spotlight and can't chance getting caught. Or struggling against some situation they can't get out of. Or simply pinning for someone they can't get.
→ Witty Dialogue. Snark, banter, giving honest and/or unsolicited advice. Junno's puns, Jin being selfish and obnoxious, Kame being a diva, Koki hiding Maru’s favorite argyle sweater. KAT-TUN being KAT-TUN.
→ Strong, Independent characters. No whiny, no teary, no overly submissive or weak/passive characters. I don’t like overly emotional men, girliness or otherwise ridiculous characterization.
→ Kame. Yes, he gets his own category. My reading a fic is quite based on Kame's character and characterization. I'd read pretty much anything with well-written Kame. And I'm talking this Kame (totally quoting flail). And, of course, hobo Kame gets extra million points.
**Everything here is just a list of what I could read. And obviously, would like, if it's well-done. If the story calls for a very subtle three-line hinted sex scene, then that'll do. If it's a PWP turned to a 5k epic, then I'm fine with it. Also, for the more specific or hardcore kinks/preferences, I'd rather it stays on one or two.
→ Mood. Desperate, needy, graphic and rough. Or extremely controlled. Rather keep it darker than lighter sometimes. Unless it’s a fluffy/romantic fic and the smut calls for it. It really depends on the story; sometimes more subtle, sometimes vaguely hinted, sometimes explicit or graphic. The smut either adds up to the story or it's a PWP. Love it when the authors knows which one is better and managed not to break the flow of the story with random explicit sex in the middle of a srsbsns story.
→ Reactions. I'm also more interested in people's reactions and emotional turmoil than in all the gory little details of what they're doing: loving it, wanting more, whimpering, fisting sheets or clawing at whatever they're laying on, pillow biting, maybe a tiny hint of shame that they enjoy something. Asking for more without actually saying it.
→ Age gaps. Love the narrator mentioning one of them is older if he is (extra points if the bottom is the oldest).
→ Emphasis. Fierce kissing, exploring, biting lips, sucking necks, licking and teasing the outer part of the ear, hairlines, collarbones, the abdomen right above the waist, inner thighs. Body worship (angles, contours, softness), smells, temperature. Emphasis on fingers or hands and (facial/body) hair.
→ Place. Flexibility/bendiness. Innovative positions and places basically if there’s description of how uncomfortable it is. Sex everywhere but the bed. Against-the-wall sex is a fav. Followed by bending the bottom over a desk/table/counter and/or making them ask for it.
→ Safe sex practices (stretching, lube, condom, etc.). If it’s very subtle, I don’t mind it not being explicit on the smut though.
→ Talk. Snark, mocking others, back-talk, dirty talk. Awkward attempts at expressing feelings. Double entendres. Witty dialogue.
→ Timing. Build up of it for serious lengths of time with considerable amounts of pay-off. Physical Seduction. Coercion.
→ Kinks. Breathplay, gunplay, autagonistophilia (sexual liking for being on stage or on camera), rain, non-con fantasies, dub-con (fantasy or not), exhibitionism/public sex, frotting, cross-dressing (willing or unwilling), restrains/light BDSM, voyeurism, facials, mirrors, control removal, hair play/pulling, dp (realistic), orgasm denial, surprise threesomes, sluttiness (esp. from Kame), UST, ties and suits, sex/fondling with clothes on, sense deprivation, mind games, drug-induced sensitivity. Hobos (WHAT?!). Dark-rimmed frames. Dishevelled/bed hair.
→ Others. Like handjobs and blowjobs, masturbation (especially when caught instead of being asked to). Rough sex. Second rounds. Jealousy manifested through physical roughness or possessiveness (only in non-established relationships). Coaxing words and abrupt orders. Molestation while being asleep (♥). Toppy bottoms. Morning after scene (if they spend the night).
→ Kinks. Bashing. Death. Scat, golden showers. Foodplay. Body piercings & tattoos (especially belly piercings). Bloodplay/guro. Spanking. Extreme BDSM (like leather outfits or master/pet). Emotional crying/declarations of love during sex.
→ Realism. Sex without lube (or, in any case, without mentioning how painful and a fail that should be). Not feeling any pain at all while stretching/penetration - no need to writhe in pain, but it's not totally painless.
→ Obnoxious pet names, phrases or words. Like "Osaka Man", “member ai” (the literal phrase, refrain from using too many Japanese words), “uke”, “seme”. And obnoxious ways to call their privates (like eggplant, ide)
→ Smut with no substance. I like to feel that it makes sense for these people to be having sex in this way.
On ships and pairings
Kame pairings, basically. I'd take Kame/Anyone-who-is-hot-enough. But these are some I'd like to see and haven't (or are scarce). Even in a non-romantic way, tbh. Just a fic with Kame and some of these people.
→ Kame/Baseball player(s) of your choice (think Going!Sports&News, locker rooms and fanboy!Kame being talked up by some older baseball players). Favs: Hayato Sakamoto (Giants), Yuki Saito (Giants), Alex Ramirez (Giants) ... see a pattern here?
→ Kame/Kame (yes, either Kame in different times or his drama characters). Hobo!Kame is deeply appreciated.
→ Kame/Kimura Takuya or any older sempais.
→ For KAT-TUN, Kame/NTT. Would rather see some epic Nakame, Kokame, Kameno, or a threesome/foursome as long as Kame is in it. Subtlety. Old relationships mixing with new ones. Ex-es being jealous; not-over-yet situations.
→ Akame. Innovative and original (so much has been written!). First otp of this fandom.
→ Kame/Other Johnny: Kame/Ohno, Kame/Nino, Kame/Ryo, Kame/Uchi, Kame/Kusano (Kame/Uchi/Kusano ♥)
→ Kame/Miura Haruma, Kame/Tamamori Yuuta, Kame/Miura Haruma/Tamamori Yuuta (Gokusen the Movie)
→ Kame/Girl. Meaning, Koizumi Kyoko, Anne, Kuroki Meisa, Ayase Haruka, Naka Riisa, etc.
→ Anyone that may have any connection to Kame is more than welcomed. Subtlety and hints are more than welcomed. Like Fukuyama Masaharu or.. that hot golf guy that was Kame's fanboy. Or Shuntaro Miyao.
As for non-Kame pairings, I'm still not sure. But I love gen fics? Tbh, I'd probably read any KAT-TUN fic if the narrative catches me. I'm really easy.