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!
I love angst. Anything angsty, really, angst is my crack. I have to say that I adore dark fic in general, but I'm 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, mutiliation, etc) please, if possible! What I'm not all too fond of either are extreme AUs (i.e. modern!AU for ASOIAF) and crossovers (except that I am secretly dreaming of a Catelyn Stark/Narcissa Malfoy crossover fic one day, ngl), nor do I like very fluffy fluff very much. I do have a very soft spot for hurt/comfort and hints of romance in an angsty/dark fic, though.
Now, to the fandoms.
A character I am fascinated with very much is Druella; I've always wondered what she would be like, really. I developed a very large and elaborated head-canon about her and she grew very, very dear to me, but of course I am not going to spoil or bias you in any way! What I am going to say, however, is that I've always believed her to be a cold and distanced but secretly very emotional woman and affectionate mother; I ship her endlessly and beyond with Cygnus and am in the very firm belief that they truly love each other to death and have an incredibly deep, intimate connection. If your have your own head-canon about her, I will be very excited to read about it! One major squick of mine, however, is abusive!Cygnus, so if you could stay away from that I would be very happy.
Generally, veer since they were introduced, I have been completely and utterly with the Black sisters; Narcissa is my favourite character in the whole series, and anything about her would just be utterly amazing. My OTP of OTPs - together with Catelyn/Ned - is Narcissa/Lucius, so if you want to make me very, very happy... :D I won't go much into detail about Narcissa because, again, portray her however you would want to portray her and I will be truly excited! I also love Andromeda a lot and generally believe that Narcissa and Andromeda have always been very close and loved each other dearly. We don't know much about her, but the little information we get says a whole lot. I believe that she truly loved her family (particularly Narcissa) despite her escape, and things like an intense character study or her dynamics particularly with her mother and sisters are something I'm very, very interested in.
I adore Catelyn Stark. She is by far my favourite character, in both books and TV Show. I love the development she has gone through, I love her strength and how, even in moments of great despair, she still pulls herself together and goes on, willing to risk everything, even her own life. What I would really like to see is something like an intense character study; maybe an internal monologue in one of her weak(er) moments far away from the war (her first night after the raven brought the message of her husband's death?) Speaking of her husband, I ship Cat very intensely with Ned (OTP feels forever), and a Cat/Ned centered fic - or at least hints since I'm not sure if Ned is a valid character? - would warm my heart forever. (I also wouldn't mind a Lady Stoneheart fic; I think Lady Stoneheart is utterly tragic and her entire transformation is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. What is happening to her, what is happening inside of her? There's so much potential there!)
I would by far prefer a Catelyn fic, but since I've also requested Melisandre: Melisandre has always fascinated me; we don't know where she comes from, we don't know who she is, truly, we don't know anything about her backstory. What or who has made her into this priestess of the Lord of Light, how did she find Stannis, did she ever have a childhood or a life as a usual woman? Again, there is so much potential there for a character study! :D
My two favourite characters in Gilmore Girls has always been Emily and Lorelai Gilmore; I just love both characters to pieces. Perhaps if I had to choose one ultimate favourite, it'd be Emily, though. She builds up this cold and snarky façade but there are deep emotions hidden beneath it, and you also notice very well how vulnerable she really is and how much she loves her daughter - and I'm a very hardcore Emily/Richard shipper!