yaaaay, it's #ITPE time! \o/
I usually prefer happy, funny stories, but as long as there's a happy ending I don't mind the occasional angst. I love AUs and crossovers and tropes of all kinds, with kidfic (of the non-mpreg variety) being one of my favourites. Also outsider-POV! And weird inexplicable animal transformation/age regression! To name just a few. ^^
As for squicks/triggers, please avoid non-con and major character death. Also I have a pretty big embarrassment squick. I'm usually not much one for kinks, except for maybe some d/s.
I really, really stick to my OTPs, so I hope there's one among them that you like. Otherwise gen is also fine, of course. If you're looking for inspiration, I have a pinboard where I save everything I read and liked.
On to the fandoms! (in no particular order) I've tried to provide some preferences in each case, but please don't feel like you have to stick to exactly what I mention.
Yay for dudebros in love! My favourite pairing is Patrick/Johnny. (I also read Sid/Geno and, to a lesser extent, Jamie/Tyler, Eric/Jeff and Danny/Claude.) I like fics that involve their teammates and families or players from other teams. What I'm not so keen on are ones that are set in the far future or ones that involve coming out to the media/world at large.
Gordon Korman books:
My favourite here is Mike/Rudy from I want to go home, and I'm slightly less familiar with but still really like Bruno/Boots from the Macdonald Hall series. Crossovers between different Gordon Korman series are always awesome, and I prefer fics where the boys are grown up, at least near the end of their teenage years.
Oh, SGA. <3 So much amazing crack in this fandom. And so many amazing AUs and crossovers! :D John/Rodney is my pairing of choice here, but I like fic that involves the whole team. I've been listening to a lot of old SGA podfic recently, and I noticed just how much I love those fandom specific tropes like weird ancient devices, off-world rituals etc.
What I'm particularly fond of in this fandom are Arthur/Eames stories that are either a) ridiculously domestic or b) action packed case fics. Also I've always liked the ones that add a lot of backstory to these characters or involve their families.
Alright, so I stopped reading Naruto like, 10 years ago, but I still love Iruka/Kakashi fics to death. Stories that are set in more recent arcs are okay as well, as long as knowledge of newer characters or story lines isn't absolutely necessary.
TSN ( RPF):
When it comes to the social network, I put up with a lot more angst than usual, since it comes with the source material. Mark/Eduardo, preferably set post-movie or entirely AU. For RPF I like Jesse/Andrew, bonus points if a story involves Emma Stone (in a way that doesn't involve break-ups, I should add).
I've read the books until...maybe half-way through Changes? I don't really remember the last couple I read though, so. *shrugs* Harry/Marcone for this one. Alternate timelines that change their relationship dynamic from the very beginning are especially interesting to me.
I have strong post-show setting preferences for GenKill, either that or AU. Brad/Nate is my main pairing, but I also like Ray/Walt.
Cougar/Jensen stories with lots of team feelings are the best. <3 I also really like pre-movie/comic stories that provide back story for individual team members or how all of them met.
Are there fics about Lardo? There should be. Also fics about Johnson the metaphysical goalie! Honestly, anything would be swawesome. Pairings: Jack/Bitty, Shitty/Lardo (or just them being bros), Ransom/Holster, those two Haus ghosts that I'm pretty sure have names but I can't remember them right now.
Oh wow, Kingdom Hearts! I haven't really read any fic in this fandom (or rather, I haven't read any fic in this fandom since I was, like, 15) but I'm sure there must be some out there. Axel has been my favourite for forever, and something Axel/Roxas would be super cool. I'd say I'd prefer AU settings so I can get my happy ending, but recent canon developments have given me a lot of hope in that regard. Aside from them there's also Aqua, whom I love but don't really ship with anyone, so gen stories about her would be lovely.