first of all - happy Autumn and 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 or seeing it. What I would like you to know is that, to me, it is most important that what you write or create is something you are comfortable with and that you enjoy writing/creating the art; 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, 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.
So, you see that I generally prefer Tricks over Treats, even though I did request Treats as well. Again, though, whatever you choose to go with, whether it's a Trick or a Treat, I am super excited to receive my gift and will absolutely adore it!
Whatever you do, it also doesn't necessarily have to centre around Halloween or Autumn itself - you can go into any direction you like, but it would be perfect, if it could somehow capture the feel of it... In case that makes any kind of sense?
Anyway, onto the fandoms! ♥
Marvel Cinematic Universe (Black Widow)
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Yelena Belova, Melina Vostkoff, Alexei Shostakov
Ships: Melina Alexei
Trick or Treat? Trick & Treat!
Confession first: I am... Really not a whole lot into the MCU at all. I saw an entirety of two movies, and one of them was Black Widow - that made me bawl through a good 40% of it - and I ADORED it so much.
Natasha and her backstory have always been the most intriguing part of the entire MCU to me, I read so much about her, and seeing Black Widow has honestly opened up an entirely new and massive love for her "family" turned actual family. Also, I honestly ship Melina and Alexei SO much, haha.
So... Anything about that family would be incredible - give me all the Yelena, Melina and Alexei and, obviously, also Natasha, all the misfunctions, dynamics, traumas, maybe more Red Room glimpses/details... Just... Everything. They all endured so much, they are such a tragic family and There is so much love there even though love isn't supposed to be there, and... I love them so much, they might just suck me into the MCU entirely!
There is so much tragedy involved in them, that - despite picking both - I am leaning more towards the "Trick"... Just because there are so, so, so many possibilities!
Memoirs Of A Geisha
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!)
Trick or Treat? Trick & Treat!
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!
I picked "both" on the "Trick or Treat" front, but am sort of leaning towards the direction of tricks rather than treats, but that is just my general angst adoration - if you feel like creating a treat, that's amazing! I've requested both because I love both :D
Characters: The Belchers
Trick or Treat? Treat!
Oh God, how much I love this show! And this family! I cannot really say a lot more, because I love how pure they all are in their own way, and how much they love each other, and just... I love them. I love everything about them. All I ask is... Please don't tear them apart! Arguing is perfectly all right, but... Within show-reason, nothing to destroy relationships. This show is so very much my happy show, ngl. Sorry if none of that make any sense, haha.
This is probably one of the very, very few shows that even I cannot imagine going dark. Just... Picture one of the perfect Halloween episodes! Or just... Anything, really!
Characters: Emily Gilmore
Ships: Lorelai/Luke, Emily/Richard
Trick or Treat? Trick or Treat!
One of my all-time show babies <333. Besides Charmed, it was my very first favourite TV Show, and the love just remains burning intensely. I have always been a huge, huuuuge lover of Emily and Richard, my favourites and my OTP, just because I love their devotion to one another and their family, as well as their hidden quirks, and... Just everything about them (Emily's emotions. OMG.), they're simply the best <3333. I do ship Lorelai and Luke with a passion as well, though, those four are just my all-time favourites <3333.
While I love some fun little glimpses into their lives, particularly around Halloween, I am a sucker for darker Gilmore stuff, so... Trick or Treat, either is fine! ♥
The Mummy Series
Characters: Evy O'Connell
Trick or Treat? Trick!
One pairing I have come to ship fiercely 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, if you don't choose to go the shipper way, Evie!centric fic would be amazing. The Mummy Returns is my favourite movie in the series I refuse to acknowledge the third one, mostly because it is so great to see that after nearly a decade Evie and Rick's 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 will be perfectly happy with any spot in the timeline you pick before the third movie, but The Mummy Returns canon would absolutely warm my heart and make me squeal out loud!
Not much to say on the Trick or Treat front, but somehow my instincts are leading me closer to the darker side... But I will be perfectly happy with Treats as well!
The Queen's Gambit
Characters: Beth Harmon
Trick or Treat? Trick & Treat!
Honestly, I wish I had anything to say except that it's my first time also requesting Queen's Gambit, but... 100% Carte Blanche on this one. I will be happy about anything and everything!
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! ♥