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 Last Czars (TV 2019)
Czarina Alexandra Fyodorovna Romanova (also her daughters Olga Nikolaevna Romanova, Tatiana Nikolaevna Romanova, Maria Nikolaevna Romanova and Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova)
I've always been incredibly fascinated by Russian History, particularly the last Romanovs. The more I read about them, the more I want to discover their relationships, their dynamics, everything about them, particularly their life outside the public, their family life, (and Alexandra and Nikolai's relationship). When The Last Czars got released by Netflix then, I immediately binged all six episodes, cried my eyes out at the end, and did way more re-watches than I care to admit. So... If I could receive anything about them - particularly Alexandra (and Nikolai, I ship them so hardcore) - and even the Romanov children I didn't get to nominate (not necessarily Rasputin, though) - that would be the most perfect thing ever. ♥
Honestly, I just long so desperately for anything and everything regarding that show (and yes, I lean towards what we know from the show more than the real people, even though it's a DocuDrama), so... JUST GIVE ME ANYTHING. Anything at all. ♥ My heart beats intensely for Alexandra and the girls. ♥
The Worst Witch 2017
Hecate Hardbroom, Ada Cackle
Miss Hardbroom has been my favourite character ever since I was a child watching (and later, re-watching) the 1998 TV Show, and when I stumbled up on the 2017 one now, my love exploded into entirely new spheres, haha. I love Hecate. Honestly, I adore her so much - she's so strict but has this... strict gentility to her, and she always wants the best for her girls, including Mildred.
I also just love her relationship with Ada, how burningly, fiercely loyal Hecate is to her, and how much these two love each other, even if they only share a glance or two. Whether in the romantic, platonic, or mother-daughterly sense! Everything Hecate just warms my heart so much, though <333. But I do adore Ada by herself as well!
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 Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Phryne Fisher, Elizabeth "Mac" MacMillan
I have no words for how much I adore this show and these two characters. Phryne is so beautiful in each and every way, and Mac... I love Mac just about as much, haha. I totally ship them as well - I can never decide whether I ship Phryne more with Jack or with Mac, but Mac... Whether romantic or not, their relationship is so beautiful and intense and gorgeous, and I adore absolutely every aspect of it!
If you indeed go with Phryne, I've been looking for some angsty vulnerable!Phryne 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.
Miss G, Di Radfield
I will say that I am not a huge fan of Fiamma, but otherwise I would be so very excited about pretty much everything and everyone - Cracks is so fascinating, and particularly Miss G's story doesn't really let me go. I would love to know more about her backstory, about how she became the person she is, and... Just everything. The same counts for Di - and especially her relationship to Miss G is so unhealthily intriguing... Did I mention that just about everything about the whole movie is brilliant and needs so much more discovering?
James Bond (Craig Movies)
VESPER VESPER VESPER VESPER, OMG DID I MENTION VESPER ALREADY? There are no words for how much I adore her - her story is so beyond tragic and I truly believe that she loved James with all her heart... Otherwise she wouldn't have acted in the way she has. Vesper is definitely my favourite woman in the entire Craig-Bond-Universe, but I certainly wouldn't say no to discovering M (particularly her relationship to James) or Madeleine either... But Vesper!fic, particularly Vesper/James, would warm my heart so very much.
Just to repeat, these are merely suggestions. 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! ♥