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 - 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), 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.
Relationships - Romantic: Lucius/Narcissa, Druella/Cygnus, Narcissa/Bellatrix, Narcissa/Andromeda
Relationships - Platonic: Bellatrix & Narcissa & Andromeda, Narcissa & Andromeda
Oh, my Black sisters, how much I love them <3. I have two MAJOR OTPs in Harry Potter: One of them is Lucius/Narcissa, the other one Druella/Cygnus, who are solely based on my own headcanon. I have no words for how much I adore them - I will not go any further into my Druella/Cygnus headcanon, because if you decide to go with them, I would want to discover YOUR take on them, and not spoil you with mine! What I will say, though, is that I under no circumstances believe Cygnus (or Lucius) to be abusive of any kind but in fact to be a very loving and devoted husband and father. I also believe that Druella and Cygnus are connected by an incredibly strong, special and unbreakable bond, and I am convinced that they love each other deeply, fiercely and unconditionally! The same counts for Lucius and Narcissa as well, but I believe that their bond is not as special as Druella/Cygnus' which of course will not make their love any less. For the artists amongst you: My ultimate dreamcast for Cygnus is Sean Bean, the one of Druella being Rachel Weisz, but again, I don't want to bias you in any way!
I am also incredibly fascinated by the relationship amongst the sisters - whether they are platonic or turn out to be so intense that they are... More. Romantically, I ship Andromeda/Narcissa (who you won't find in my requests because it wouldn't let me add the tag, but they have been approved!) a lot more than Bellatrix/Narcissa, but if you choose to go with the Black sisters, whatever direction you will go to will be amazing, whether platonic or not! There is so much to discover about them, it's brilliant.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Relationships - Romantic: Queenie/Jacob
Relationships - Platonic: Queenie & Tina
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 - but then, I'm also super fascinated by her relationship with Tina. They obviously like each other and still live together even as adults, but there is so much to discover! Generally there is so much potential for Queeni/Jacob as well as Queenie & Tina... And again, if you choose to go with either (or both!) of these, whatever you want to do with them, it's going to be amazing.
Addams Family (TV 1964)
Relationships - Romantic: 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.
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.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Relationships - Romantic: Phryne/Jack
Relationships - Platonic: Phryne & Mac
Oh God, I have no words for how very much in love I am with this show. I'm only at the end of the first season (but I don't mind spoilers), and honestly, I adore Phryne. I truly do. I could write novels about how much I adore her, haha. And I really couldn't decide with whom I ship her more - Jack or Mac. Mac unfortunately wasn't an option to be shipped with Phryne, but their platonic relatioship is also gorgeous. It's built up on so much trust and love... I adore it!
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 (or artwork) 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.
The Mummy Series
Relationships - Romantic: Evelyn/Rick
One pairing I have come to ship fiercely, forgotten about for a while and re-discovered with doubled intensity, are Evelyn and Rick O'Connell. I don't really have too much to say about them except that I turn into a giant bundle of feels when I think of them and that Evie!centric (or Evie!POV) fic/artwork would be amazing. My favourite movie in the series is The Mummy Returns, mostly because it is so great to see that after nearly a decade their relationship has blossomed in the way it did, and that they have crafted a truly strong, unbreakable bond that connects them, which is absolutely beautiful. I would much prefer the piece to revolve around the Mummy Returns timeline, but as long as you stick to Rachel Weisz as Evie, everything will be great!
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Relationships - Platonic: Mameha & Hatsumomo, Mameha & Nobu
This might be one of my only fandoms that make it difficult for me to ship anyone - I have this incredibly odd fascination that is far from shipping when it comes to Mameha and the Baron and their rather terrifying, unhealthy relationship (I firmly believe that she loved him, and incredibly unhappily so), but otherwise... No ships there at all. Except that I could see some slight Mameha/Hatsumomo tendencies - you are very welcome to convince me about them, haha! They're certainly intriguing.
Speaking of Mameha, though, she has ALWAYS been my favourite and I adore her beyond words, so both relationships involve her - I've always been super intrigued by her relationship to Hatsumomo, especially since they have known each other basically their whole lives, and I wonder if there is more between that rivalry were are shown in the book and movie... And about Mameha and Nobu... I honestly don't think I have anything to say about them, so go wild!
Relationships - Romantic: Lorelai/Luke
Relationships - Platonic: Emily & Lorelai
My true OTP next to Lorelai/Luke in the show unfortunately wasn't nominated: Emily/Richard. I love them so much, I have no words for them, but... Let's focus on the two that WERE nominated. First of all, Lorelai/Luke - I've shipped them so incredibly hard from the very first second on, and GOD it's only getting more intense, haha. There is so much love amongst the two of them, so much love I feel for them, and generally so much adoration around... It's beautiful - from their slightly awkward beginnings to the relationship with all its ups and downs and then the end... The beautiful happy ending.. It's amazing. Everything about them is amazing and I really honestly could not imagine them with anyone else but... Well, each other!
As for Emily and Lorelai... I love them too. I love them so much, and I think I'm slightly repeating myself, but you see that I have a lot of intense Gilmore Girls feels. Emily is my favourite character, Lorelai is runner up, and their relationship... I love how incredibly similar they are and how they both just don't see it at all. I love Emily's massive vulnerability (as well as Lorelai's and their mutual ignorance towards the others lol) and the intense love she feels for her daughter, but the incapability of showing it... There are so many stories untold in all eight seasons of the show, there is so much to read between the lines, so much potential for fic and artwork... It's perfect. They are perfect, and I just adore them so very, very much...
I also do love the angsty side of Gilmore Girls, but then, I think I've already mentioned more than once that I am just a true sucker for ALL THE ANGST EVER. Whether you go with the show timeline, with the revival, or something in between... Anything will be perfect - I do adore the revival as well, so you cannot go wrong at all with anything!
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 piece. Thank you so very, very much in advance, I really cannot wait to see what you come up with! ♥