I like to tell myself -- and sometimes other people, so stop me if you've heard this one -- that what I'm looking for in fanfiction is a good story. Not necessarily gen or romance, straight or slash, just good storytelling however it comes. Of course it's more complicated than that. I'm a canon junkie, for starters. (Mmmmmm, canon.) I prefer G and PG tales to R and NC-17 ones. I fall all over accurate historical fiction. (Mmmmmm, history.) I won't touch RPF with a twenty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole. And then let's define "good," never forget. ;-) But generally? A good story in any genre.
Other people, wonderful people I know and love, must have one particular subgenre or another to fully engage their fannish hearts. And yes, they're correct that FK doesn't overwhelm with canonical possibilities those who love slash best, but who are not UFers. I submit that FK is not a wasteland for them, either, though. Bring your own scenarios. Elisabeth, this is for you:
Nick/Nicholas Toeffler [Surname] (Lily's son)
Nick/Gordon Barrington (before Katherine)
Nick/Leo (OtLi flashback)
Lacroix/Vamps he set on Sylvaine and Nick
|The CRCH guest stars?
Nick between Brabant and Wales? Between Wales and Paris?
Sofia/Bernice (or Agnes or Norma)
Angel/Urs (dreamscape or something)
Urs/Jacqueline et. al.
Janette/Jacqueline et. al.
Divia? (ick, no)
|Marilyn Siegel/Doctor Cole
Monica Howard/Angie W.
Katherine Barrington/Madelyn Pinchot