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 and/or seeing 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 and my favourite thing to read in fanfiction. Angsty art is also amazing, though! 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 (except for maybe a Narcissa Malfoy / Catelyn Stark or Druella Black / TV!Morticia Addams fic because those would be amazing), 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. 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.
Ships: Narcissa/Andromeda, Bellatrix/Narcissa, Bellatrix/Andromeda, Narcissa/Daphne, Andromeda/Daphne
You see that I have a very soft spot for the Black sisters! I've always believed that when they were young they had an incredibly close and in tense relationship to one another, and then sometimes that relationship just went beyond the sisterly "limits", and turned into a lot more. There doesn't have to be any explicit sex involved, I've actually always enjoyed the pieces that show the whole emotional aspect and their dependence on each other and more strongly suggest the sexual actions than anything else, but whatever you choose to go with, it'll be amazing!
Generally, Narcissa/Andromeda is my strongest ship of these - because I think that they have the strongest bond of all, and their love is probably the purest and most genuine of all the Blackcest ships. But I love all of the ones I listed, so don't let me influence you there! Bellatrix I always pictured the driving force in the other relationships, and maybe there's power-play involved, certainly there has to be some kind of obsession... There are so many possibilities for all of the combinations!
As for Narcissa/Daphne and Andromeda/Daphne... These are my post-war ships, and I ship them for the very same reason: Because Daphne, in my headcanon, very, very much resembles Narcissa. From Andromeda's point of view, I've always believed that she is very much reminded of Cissy in the way she knew her, the innocent, beautiful Narcissa she knew before the war, before everything fell apart... And Narcissa is also reminded of herself, of how she used to be before these dark times... Which is why they're both super drawn to Daphne. But, again, if you have entirely different interpretations of any of these ships, I'm more than happy to see them!
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Oh, my latest beloved fandom and ship! <3 I will admit that I'm only at the end of Season One with this show so far, but I am so very, very much in love with it. I officially don't even know yet that Mac is homosexual, but I've always sort of shipped them from the first episode on, and when my theory was confirmed after reading up a bit, I drowned in feels for them.
I've always pictured their love to be a sort of tragic one - this secret dangerous thing that even Phryne doesn't take easy like almost everything else (because we saw what happens to same-sex relationships in 1920s Australia), this fun fling at first perhaps but then a true, deep and deeply tragic devotion for another and just SO MUCH LOVE! There are so many possibilities for them, it's amazing. Whatever you decide to go with, however you decide to portray them if you choose to create Phryne/Mac for me... I'm sure it'll be fantastic, and I'll absolutely adore the piece for certain!
Memoirs Of A Geisha
I'm actually not really sure what to say about them, haha. Mameha has ALWAYS been my one favourite character, and Hatsumomo is the runner up there. I've always sort of squealed when coming across a passage in the book that showed Mameha and Hatsumomo having something of a past, and in the past years I've also sort of developed shipper feelings for them. I really don't have any headcanon for them at all, so I couldn't even give you a hint of a direction to go into, but then, again, whatever you choose to go with is going to be absolutely amazing! Whether their love is pure and truthful, obsessive and driven by once force, or something entirely different... I'm excited to see what you come up with, in case you choose the Geisha part!
Ship: Miss G/Di
Miss G is such an INCREDIBLY fascinating character. There is so much obsession in her, the entire movie nearly EXPLODES with obsession, with tension, and Di is actually so very similar to her former idol. And them together... Wow, there is so much shipper potential, and did I mention that there is so much obsession and so much twisted love? Them together... Wow. Just wow.
I've also read the book, but in that case, I way prefer the movie - Eva Green and Juno Temple are sheer perfection, and I couldn't imagine Miss G and Di being any different than they were in this amazing movie.
Thank you so much for creating for me in advance, and as I said, what- and whoever you choose to go with, I will surely love it! ♥