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17 February 2017 @ 09:52 pm
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Dear fandom5k Author!

First of all - hello! ♥ I am very excited to be getting to know you in the near future; thank you so much in advance for creating my gift - I am very much looking forward to reading it. What I would like you to know is that, to me, it is most important that what you write is something you are comfortable with and that you enjoy writing; you will find a list of things I love below, but these are merely suggestions, because no matter what direction you end up going to, I sure am going to love it!

GENERAL THINGS:
I love angst. Anything angsty, really, angst is my crack and my favourite thing to read in fanfiction. I have to say that, while I adore dark pieces in general, I am not fond of the extremes; so I'd prefer if there were no highly graphic stuff - no heavy torture or kinks (including PWP, m-preg, mutilation, etc) please, if possible! What I do not enjoy as much either are extreme AUs (i.e. modern!AU for ASOIAF, which is something I highly avoid - I didn't request it, but it's always a good example) and crossovers (except for maybe a Druella Black / TV!Morticia Addams fic because those would be amazing and amazingly fascinating), nor do I like very fluffy fluff in the written word a lot. It doesn't have to be all darkness, destruction and gloom (unless you want it to be!), but 100% fluff is not something I particularly enjoy reading. I do have a very soft spot for hurt/comfort and hints of romance in an angsty/dark piece, though.

The genres I requested for the different fandoms should overlap mostly entirely, and are probably absolutely not surprising - there are tiny variations from fandom to fandom, but here are my favourites aka the ones that I very likely always picked; you will find that they all follow a slight pattern:

Angst, Character Development, Darkfic, Hurt/Comfort.


FANDOMS:

Harry Potter
Characters: Narcissa Malfoy, Druella Black
Relationships: Lucius/Narcissa, Narcissa & Andromeda

Oh, my beloved Blacks - I could write novels on how very, very, VERY much I adore them! My love for Druella (dreamcast Rachel Weisz, just to give you a brief idea) is based on a hugely elaborate head-canon that I developed for her, but won't share because I would very much like to see your own take on her... There are only two things I will ask of you, though: First of all, if you do write her as one half of a ship, PLEASE only go with Cygnus (dreamcast Sean Bean). Druella/Cygnus are probably my most intensely-loved OTP and I will die defending them - don't make Cygnus abusive, I've always pictured him as an incredibly devoted and loving husband. Secondly, in my eyes Druella adores her daughters more than anything else in this world, so please, whether or not she actually shows it, don't make her cold-hearted and uncaring towards her children. Otherwise, I'd be beyond thrilled to see what you come up with when it comes to her!

As for Narcissa... I equally adore her - there are so many aspects of her personality (and life) to explore, there is so much devotion, so much hidden vulnerability... So much of everything. My second ultimate OTP is Lucius/Narcissa, who I believe love each other so beyond words... As for Narcissa and Andromeda... Whether you'd like to write these as a simple platonic sister-sister-relationship (that I also always thought was very intense) or as a... less-platonic one is absolutely up to you, I find both equally fascinating. Anything about them, anything about my preferred characters and ships at all, would be simply amazing!

Addams Family (1964)
Characters: Morticia Addams
Relationships: Morticia/Gomez

Oh my God, I adore those two so much it's not even funny anymore. Morticia and Gomez' relationship is so beyond perfect and beautiful and amazing and it just gives me so many feels! (Which I pretty much say about all my OTPs, but it's true!) The series is delightfully fluffy despite the built in gloom and morbidity (which really doesn't appear morbid at all to them and it's just so cute) but there actually have been a couple episodes that had pretty good potential for angst; I would adore an angsty and feelsy Tish/Gomez piece more than anything, ngl! I've been craving it for an incredibly long time because I've sort of missed real angst moments in the show - and the few ones were resolved way too quickly - but fluff or flangst would also just warm my heart! (This is one of the few fandoms where I a also not entirely opposed to real fluff, haha.) Whatever strikes your fancy will be perfect there.

If you prefer to write a gen piece, rather than shippy fic... Go for it! Absolutely go for it! Some Morticia solo fic would also be perfect - anything that involves Tish is perfect, honestly.

As I mentioned before, I will be happy with absolutely anything you choose to create, but I would ask you to stick to TV Show canon and characterisations; I'm not particularly fond of the movies and of what they do with Morticia and Gomez (they have their charm too and their relationship is great as well, but not as the Morticia and Gomez that were introduced to us in the TV Show, so I separate strictly between the canons), so all my love fully focuses on the TV Show characters.

Memoirs Of A Geisha
Characters: Mameha, Hatsumomo
Relationships: Mameha & Hatsumomo

Mameha is one of my favourite literary characters ever. This book will forever remain my favourite and I cannot even express the love I feel for Mameha since the first time I read it. Same goes for movie!Mameha! Michelle Yeoh is absolutely GREAT for her and I couldn't picture anything else. All throughout the book, Sayuri has been given such great advice by Mameha over and over again and we got to see so much of her but then at the same time so little. She's so incredibly disciplined and never loses focus, but she is vulnerable, too, and thre have been rare moments where we see that. I do believe she had feelings for the Baron (and probably hated herself for it) and I do believe that she truly liked Sayuri/Chiyo not only because the Chairman set her up to train her. There is SO much to explore with this character, there are such endless possibilities, anything would just totally excite me!

As for Hatsumomo, she just fascinates me. Mameha suggests in the book that she has been a brat and a diva since her childhood, but of course something must be behind there. She's desperate to survive, and she's desperate to seek love and pleasure but that doesn't go together - maybe that's what made her bitter? What did make her bitter, what did in the end make her so cruel? Was it really jealousy of this pretty new girl or just blank fear that she wouldn't be able to survive if someone took her place? Again, there is so much to explore with her, it's just great!

If you'd like to write a fic where they both encounter... AMAZING! Anything involving those two would simply warm my heart beyond words, they just need so much more love.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Characters: Elizabeth MacMillan
Relationships: Phryne/Jack

Oh, Mac... Sweet, amazing Mac - I have no words for how much I adore her. She's my one ultimate favourite character beside Phryne, and... I adore her. I really do. She is so gorgeous and intelligent and vulnerable, and she deserves so so so much more attention - an intense character study about her... It would be amazing! I do ship her a lot with Phryne - equally much as I ship Phryne with Jack, I can never decide on who I actually prefer - but either a shippy or a gen piece would be great there.

About Phryne/Jack... The chemistry between them... It's just perfect - so much potential there, SO MUCH PERFECTION, SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER. Just like with Addams Family, I've been looking for some angsty vulnerable!Phryne (it will certainly be fascinating to Jack AND Mac to watch her in a state like this, since she's usually so beyond strong) Miss Fisher fic everywhere but to no avail, so of course it would absolutely warm my heart to receive an angsty piece! If it starts going into a different direction, however, that's perfectly fine as well! Anything would be totally amazing <3.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Relationships: Queenie/Jacob

OH MY QUEENIE <3. I fell in love with her SO MUCH when I saw the movie - I actually really liked most characters, but Queenie just stole my heart. I shipped her so much with Jacob and my heart broke at the end - poor, poor Queenie... Even though something within me tells me that somehow they will find each other again one day - that last scene in his bakery had SO MUCH POTENTIAL THERE! They need to find each other again... But no matter what, they are simply the cutest ship... I love them so much, OMG. And I know that they were nominated together, but if you would like to write a Queenie solo piece... I'd totally be up for that, too! Same goes with involving Tina and/or other characters.

Again, though, I want you to be happy with what you create - you decide what to do. What matters the most is that you enjoy working on the fic. Thank you so very, very much in advance, I really cannot wait to see what you come up with! ♥