Thank you so much for writing me a fic. ♥ I tend to ramble on, so I'll try to keep this as concise as possible.
General likes: femslash, gen-fic that's focused on women and/or queer characters, characters of colour, trans characters, fics that pass the Bechdel test, character studies, backstory, dialogue/banter, kink, characters being intelligent, characters loving books/poetry/literary things, characters being in academia, little details, fucked up relationships, open endings.
General dislikes: character bashing, heteronormativity, AUs, were-people, vampires, crack, penetration-focused sex, pregnancy/motherhood-focused storylines, unambiguously happy endings. For sex, I'm not really squicked by anything except torture, bloodplay and fisting.
The Talented Mr Ripley: I adore Peter to bits, and always always love to read fic that explores his character in any way. Gen-fic would be lovely, as would Peter/any male character, or friendship fic for Peter + Marge or Meredith. Fixits are wonderful too, but I love this film so much that I'd like absolutely anything related to it, and I don't mind angst at all, so allusions to the ending would be fine too. (I recently reread the book and was struck by how Tom thinks that he can’t do to Peter what he did to Dickie, which, IMO, is an awesome way to imagine how the ending of the film could have gone differently.)
The English Patient: I'd love something focused on either Hana or Kip. I would rather not see the Love Story of Hana/Kip, although that can be in the background. Backstory for either of them, or a scene in which they interact with one of the others in the villa, would be lovely. I also love stuff related to maps/landscapes/palimpsests. Anything exploring the loveliness that is this book/film and any of the awesome characters would be lovely.
A Suitable Boy: Any combination of Firoz, Maan, and Saeeda Bai would be lovely. While I love Seth's Dickensian style of writing in this book, it would also be lovely to see these characters through interior monologues, especially when Firoz and Maan angst over each other. *g*
Arundhati Roy’s books: I don’t think anyone else requested/offered these fandoms, but I’ll write a note just in case. For The God of Small Things, I confess that my greatest obsession is the twincest at the end. While it’s darkly erotic for sure, I also really love the idea that the bond Rahel and Estha have is unique, driven in many ways by a shared trauma as well as their closeness to each other, and in many ways, no one else can understand them the way they understand each other. For The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, I have no words for how much I adore the book. I'd love anything that explores Anjum's character. Anjum/Tilo would be awesome too, as would seeing Miss Jebeen the Second all grown up and looking back at her unconventional childhood.
In sum: I absolutely love each of these fandoms and would LOVE to see the fandom you choose from your perspective, so feel free to write the sort of fic that you'd like to read. My adoration for each of these fandoms is unconditional, and I'm hugely excited and super-pleased that we have a common love for one of these lovely fandoms.
Thank you, and happy Yuletide! <3