Okay, so of course, the profit isn't monetary, but you'll earn my eternal gratitude for writing one of these cool fandoms. I'm all about the whim of the writer, consider my likes and dislikes as you would the pirate code (merely guidelines) and if the story takes you somewhere else, go with it. I will love it all the same.
Love: Dark comedy, witty banter, vivid imagery, literary & historical references, melancholy tone, religious: identities or references and subtle mockery thereof, character introspection & retrospection, reading and research, irony, gentle mockery, moral and sexual ambiguity, social commentary, emotionally intense relationships without an acknowledged sexual relationship, serious and/or goofy story twists (with or without red herrings), writing, characters with crazy hobbies, nostalgia, music, changes in power dynamics, unreliable narrators, f/f relationships that may or may not be explicitly sexual (but especially those that are), light and dark image dichotomies, faulty and questioning faith, perseverance, subversive religious ideals and relationships
Do Not Love: bad grammar, strict PWPs, mpreg
Fairy Tales (Little Red Riding Hood): : Red and the wolf, dark is good here, the original is supposed to be scary. For an extra challenge, mentions of other Fairy Tales (like Snow White and Rose Red, or Briar Rose) would be welcome, obviously, I like the color themes.
: (in addition) I've read a lot of books and retellings of popular stories, as well as rereading the original Grimm's stories. I have always loved how dark the original stories are. I'm also requesting fic for a game called The Path. Which is also based on the story of LRRH. I mention the game only to mention the imagery about the wolf being distinct to the LRRH, I love the idea and imagery that's involved in that -- because there's so many things you can do with it. I have a thing for the colors red and black and I've always felt this story was more about the visual than the written images in the story. I might not need to say it again, but I will, dark stories are okay here (and preferred).
Dracula (TV): : I hate that this show got so little time, but the love between Lucy & Mina was my absolute favorite thing about it. Give me Lucy before or after she vamps, before or after she declares herself to Mina. And give me Mina who loves her friend more than she loves Jonathan, or Grayson, or herself.
Dredd: : I want to know more about Ma-Ma. I don't care if it's pre-movie, if she lives and it's post-movie. If you're up for it, give me Ma-Ma/Anderson. Give me Ma-Ma on Slo-mo, or without. I just want to read more about this badass lady.
Legend: : Oh, this move. You cannot do any harm by making your writing as dark as possible here. I want Dark!Lily, I want Darkness. It can be rough, it can be angsty, it can be as dark as you're willing to write it. What happens if she stays with him? What happens if she kills the unicorn? What happens if Jack dies and she's left alone with Darkness? What about if her father finally comes looking for her?
Stigmata: : By now you know I have a thing for darker fics, for the dichotomy between light and dark characters, for the struggle between good and evil, and of a person's inner character. I want to see more of Frankie & Andrew. I want a struggle of internal beliefs, of what it means TO believe, or to give up your beliefs for the truth. Again, dark is good here.
Witchblade (TV): : I absolutely love both the televisions series and the Witchblade comics. I would prefer something with Sara and/or Ian or Sara/Conchobar or Ian/Sara/Conchobar. If you use Conchobar -- I adore "Cathain" the song that Conchobar (Grant Lee Phillips) sings. If you use Ian -- well, I'm probably going to love it no matter what, because he more than Sara is what drew me to the story in the first place. Obviously, if you've read my other fandom requests you know that the dark vs. light elements in stories appeal to me, and Witchblade is no exception. And definite bonus points for any inclusion of the adorable Gabriel.
:: Other useful things to know :: Dark is good. Crazy is good. Sex is great, fantastic even - especially during dark/troubled/angsty times. Seriously. Go wild, go deep, go dark... and most of all, have fun.