I love angst. Anything angsty, really, angst is my crack and my favourite thing to read (or listen to, in case you are a Podficcer! Podfic will/would be fantastic! :D) in fanfiction. Angsty art is also amazing, though! Just... Angst. 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) and crossovers, 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! Again, whatever you are comfortable with writing is great), but 100% fluff is not something I particularly enjoy reading/listening to. Looking at it is great, though, I love adorable fluffy artwork! I do have a very soft spot for hurt/comfort and hints of romance in an angsty/dark piece, though.
Since in this exchange we match on fandoms and not characters, I will list my ultimate favourites for you that give me an explosion of feels but won't go too much into detail about them. You are absolutely not obliged to write me any of the characters I suggested here (again, whatever makes you happy makes me happy!), but of course it would absolutely warm my heart and make me all giggly and excited if you would!
The Addams Family TV (1964)
I really do love all of the show's regular women (Ophelia, too! An Ophelia & Morticia fic would be a lot of fun :D), but most of all... MORTICIA. SO SO SO MUCH MORTICIA, OMG. I have fallen in love with her in the very, very first episode and I doubt that anything could ever make me un-fall for her. I adore her strength and at the same time her vulnerability and the fact that she does not attempt to hide it but simply allows herself to feel whatever she is currently feeling. I adore the hint of sadness in her eyes, that shines through particularly when an issue was not resolved entirely or still stings deep, I adore that she is the true matriarch, the true head of this family and that everyone listens to her. And I adore her with Gomez because I ship those two to death and beyond! <3333.
The only thing I request of you in case you do indeed decide to go with Morticia is to please stick to Carolyn Jones' portrayal from the TV Show (which is what I requested). Not only because I am very much in love with her but mostly because she is my one true Morticia. Anjelica Huston was fabulous (and I have yet to see Daryl Hannah and Ellie Harvie's performances) but she did create her very own character that hardly resembles the one Carolyn Jones showed us, which, of course, is far from a bad thing, but Carolyn Jones and John Astin were simply the Morticia and Gomez I have come to love so very dearly.
The Mummy Returns
Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell
Evie just is the cutest thing. And she's such a badass! I simply adore the development she went through off-screen between The Mummy and The Mummy Returns and would love to have more of that explored! Or just brief moments of her life around the time of that movie, anything goes with her really. Moments with Rick (another OTP of mine)? Or maybe a Nefertiri fic? That would be great too!
Memoirs Of A Geisha
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!
Miss G, Di Radfield
Honestly, I'm in love with pretty much everyone in that movie. (I do like the book a lot, too, but this is one of the rare cases where I actually prefer the movie.) While I think Di ends up being my favourite character, Miss G is definitely the one that fascinates me the most - Eva Green is just AMAZING in showing all the different aspect of this crazy complex character: The temptress of young girls, the teacher everyone loves, the slightly manic woman and the utterly desperate girl who never got out of the boarding school that broke her and many, many others. So... Exploring Miss G further would be great. Exploring Di further would be great since she is actually the only one who managed to break away from this once she realised what was going on. Basically, all the relationships amongst the girls and Miss G are just so brilliantly woven together and UGH, anything and everyone in this whole movie is just brilliant!
Just to repeat, whatever and whoever you decide to go with will surely be more than fantastic and I will most certainly adore it. Thank you so much again, I am really excited to receive what you will create for me! ♥