I'm from Germany and an Anime-loving girl.
My favourite character of all time is Haruno Sakura from Naruto Shippuuden, so naturally, I love stories which revolve around her.
I must admit: I'm into all that romantic stuff at the moment. I like fluff, as long as it is not totally unrealistic and the actors are in-character. I favour stories which keep to the original storyline. Thus, I mostly avoid AU-stories (except for a nice little non-massacre ItaxSaku.. :P )
Though in private, I'm a women's libber and I like strong female characters, I like sappy stuff - I mean hey, every strong girl should faint sometimes to be caught by her hero... As long as she can save her beloved too, if necessary!
Yup, I'm all about pairings and love. Whereas life is just the way it is, at least I can stick to stories with a happy ending. And some pairings just deserve a new development, like Rin and Sesshomaru from InuYasha.
There are so many talented writers here.. Thank you for giving me the possibility to lose myself in a different world.
My favourite pairings are
Naruto X Sakura (Naruto Shippuuden)
Rin X Sesshomaru (Inu Yasha)
Minato X Kushina (Naruto Shippuuden)
Usagi X Seiya (Sailor Moon)
Itachi X Sakura (Naruto - in case of non-massacre)
But I also like
Marron X Chiaki (Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne)
Inu Yasha X Kagome (Inu Yasha)
Hikari X T.K (Digimon02)
Starfire X Robin (Teen Titans)
Ran X Shinichi (Detective Conan)
Chihiro X Kohaku (Spirited Away)
Sophie X Hauro (Howl's moving castle)
Ichigo X Aoyama (Tokyo Mew Mew)
Ririchyo X Soushi (Inu x Boku SS)
Wendy X Peter (Peter Pan)
Sakura X Kakashi (Naruto Shippuuden)
Looks like I'm pretty much into main-character-pairings :D
Since there is almost no German fanfiction, I love to read the English ones. I like to get into contact internationally, which is why I'm so thankful that the English language exists - being able to talk to people from other cultures and therefore getting an insight into other habits and lifestyles is so exciting!