Dear Yuletide Santa,
Can I start by saying you're so wonderful for writing for me? Thank you! I'm sure I'll be thrilled with whatever you write.
Things I like in general: I love dialogue and banter between characters - depictions of strong friendships. I love quiet scenes and the things that aren't said. Non-linear stories, unreliable narrators, twists in the tail, risk-taking - they're all high on my enjoyment list. I like gen, het, slash, femslash, PWP, oodles of plot, dialogue-only, all genres.
Things I am not so fond of: Incest, BDSM, scat, watersports or necrophilia. You Rang M'Lord?
I would be ecstatic with any story in this fandom. Cissy's retrospective on her life. How Ivy finally won James' heart. Alf and his dastardly schemes. Teddy decides to adopt all of his children after all.
If you wanted to go for Cissy/Ivy femslash, Poppy and her deviousness in regards to James, James/Alf slash. Henry genfic. Lavender when she was young. Gen, slash, het, femslash. It would all be golden.Val McDermid - Wire in the Blood series
Stories that revolve around Tony's own darkness fascinate me. I also adore the dynamic between Tony and Carol, whether friendship or romantic. I would love to see a story about Paula's recovery after the botched undercover operation --- it's only mentioned in passing in 'Beneath the Bleeding'. A story from Kevin's perspective. A killer's view on Carol's capture of them. Het or gen would be preferred in this fandom, but if you have a slash or femslash idea you want to explore, I won't say no.Jonathan Creek
I love the snarkiness and banter in Jonathan Creek. The cleverness of the plots. Anything that captures either of those elements is going to please me greatly. Adam being a tool. Jonathan kidnapped and Maddy having to rescue him. A nefariously plotted homicide. I would prefer Jonathan/Maddy or gen.White Collar
I love all of the dynamics on the show and all of the characters. I am also a sucker for the basic premise. I think it would be interesting to see Neal disappoint Peter in some way (making quick money through forgery), but for him to still cover for Neal. I also think the Neal, Elizabeth and Peter triangle is fantastic. I'll be happy with het, slash or gen, including but not limited to a threesome of any combination.