First of all - Hello! ♥ And Happy Holidays! ♥ 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 working on it; 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. I have to say, though, 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 - obviously not applicable of Yuletide, but it's always a good example) and most crossovers, nor do I tend to read 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 usually very much enjoy reading... Unless there is some depth to it! I do have a very soft spot for hurt/comfort and hints of romance in an angsty/dark piece, though.
And now, onto the fandoms! ♥
Memoirs Of A Geisha
Characters: Mameha, The Baron
Ships: N/A (even though I have a very twisted fascination with Mameha/Baron - without glorifying it, though! The pure, raw darkness of it - and could totally see Mameha/Hatsumomo!)
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 there 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!
Also, her relationship with the Baron is so dark and tragic, because I truly believe that she did love him despite him being so obviously abusive... Exploring this further would be amazing, which is why I also picked him!
The Last Czars
Characters: Alexandra Feodorovna | Alix of Hesse-Dramstadt, Czar Nikolai II
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. ♥ (Perhaps a happy ending for the family? My heart aches so much for them. Absolutely not required, though!)
Addams Family (1964)
Characters: Morticia Addams, Gomez Addams
The characters should be quite clear there - there is NOTHING that goes over the beautiful love that Morticia and Gomez share! If you want to create a gen-piece: All perfectly fine with me! But I'd rather you focus on Morticia there, since I have always been so incredibly fascinated by her... If you choose to go with Addams Family, I'd ask you to please stick to the 1964 canon - I've never really gotten into any other portrayals.
Whatever direction you'll choose to go with will be fantastic there - I've been craving some angsty Morticia (or Morticia/Gomez, of course) fic (or generally, an angsty piece) for a long time because I've sort of missed real angst moments in the show - and the few ones were resolved way too quickly tbh - but treats would also just warm my heart! Whatever strikes your fancy will be perfect there. I mean... Couldn't these two be any more perfect in any way? ♥
Again, though, I want you to be happy with what you create - you are the author, and you decide on what to do or where to go. What matters the most is that you enjoy writing and creating. I really cannot wait to see what you come up with!