I have a particular passion for world building and character exploration. I also like magic, people being competent, people taking care of each other, references to mythology and fairy tales, culture and language exploration, and learning new things in general. I enjoy but am not attached to crossovers and AUs, so if you feel like writing one, go for it.
I don't have many squicks, but because it's Yuletide, I'd prefer a happy ending even if things get pretty dark. I'd also prefer happier relationships (not necessarily romantic) and for misunderstandings to be resolved.
Optional details are definitely optional, but here are my wandering thoughts.
A lot of what fascinates me in the movie is how this suburban/small town kid got so incredibly good at surviving in the jungle. Also, the idea of it as a real, functional (magical) place is pretty amazing. Him figuring it out by himself would be great but I'd especially love to see him interacting with others. What if Sarah got pulled in too? How would two kids take care of each other? What would that relationship look like when they grew up? Or if the Shepards got pulled instead of getting Alan out...how would he deal with two grief-stricken kids when he doesn't have the options of being home?
Kubo and the Two Strings
I love this movie, but I had this brief moment of amazement and hope that a heroic journey might actually involve LIVING PARENTS THAT STAY ALIVE. Alas. Anything about Beetle (and Monkey). It was really clear that Kubo's mom was a difficult parent to grow up with and he did a lot of care taking...but it was also clear that she did her best and that she managed to do some amazing stuff too. And yet Monkey definitely had a bit of a different personality. What would the relationship have been like if they survived? How would it have changed the ending? Can you have a heroic journey that ends in a kid being able to relax for a while instead of taking on new responsibilities, or would Kubo have found himself needing more space?
The ability and knowledge to travel between two worlds and learning to navigate that shifting would be an awesome but challenging life.
I don't have a lot to say, mostly I'm interested in a post-movie version where Alice and Hatter keep some connection to magic instead of just slotting into her world forever. Negotiations and politics would be lovely.
Clearly a powerful (and possibly sinister) being that has decided to channel their power into societally useful ways. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, the successor to Baba Yaga. Or something. I did love these stories as a kid, but as an adult there's definitely something a little creepy about some of it, in a delicious way.
Sinbad (ANYTHING, FOREVER LOVE)
Literally anything that puts more fic into this fandom is amazing. Things I love: the exploration of culture, found family, mythology, adventure, quiet moments, magic, competence and confidence, EVERYTHING.
Again, thank you for participating in this challenge, it is my favorite and I will definitely enjoy any story you choose to tell.