Brainstorming! Need Help!

So I'm actually starting to make progress in my quest to write an original piece of fantasy-ish fiction, but I need a few ideas and I'm asking for your help. What would you like to see in the story? Granted, I'm not expecting this to be a multi-book tale, but any ideas you can give me will help fill in the blanks of this story that takes place in an ancient yet modern world.

Do you want massive stone monuments? Parades? Mustache twirling villains? Swords that sing? Rings that rust? Castles that scrape the sky? What color should the bad guys wear? What color should the good guys wear? What color should the people stuck in the middle wear? Should there be a love triangle or two? Should there be unrequited love? Do you want to see wizards/holymen/kings/aliens shooting lightning from their fingers? Should the leading lady be a blonde or a brunette? Or a red-head? Should there be a villainess? What color should her hair be? Is anyone wearing tattoos? If they are, what do they mean? Why did they get them? How did they get them? Are they really birthmarks? Who is on who's side?

I have a few idas, but I really want to hear some of your own.

What do you want?
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Ooh! This sounds cool! Keep me updated!

As for ideas... maybe a walking hand? Or enchanted fruit... maybe armies of insects! That could be cool. You should definitely have an actually-good-villain that persists to do what seems to be evil throughout the whole story, the truth only coming out after the villain faces a tragic fate. Etc, etc, etc.
Yeah, I think that last bit has been used in a somewhat successful series of recently released books, from what I understand.

I like the enchanted fruit idea, tho'. I think I could use that.
unrequited love. How about a blind or crippled character? A blind druid? no aliens please.the woman = brunette, the man = black hair. How about the woman rescuing the man but by accident? Gypsies!!! magical armor.
Good ideas! Blind druid (or someone of that ilk) should fit fairly easily with what I have in mind. I'm not much of a fan of gypsies, but I'll think about it.
I'm a little late to the party but if you don't mind my adding something:

I'd like to see incest between a long lost brother and sister; a heroine who kills a good man under the mistaken impression that he's a villian; a villian who never fights with his fists but is the ultimate puppet master; and a hero who is banished for a crime he did not commit.
It's never too late for good ideas. :)

That incest idea is a bit of a surprise, and I like the "heroine kills innocent man" idea, too. I'll take them all under consideration.
Popping in late. I'd like to see a female villain who is wise, cunning...and old. Around 80-ish should do it. Enough of these beautiful young female villains! ;)

Also, someone armed with a blow-gun should be involved. And one of the heroines should be a mother in her forties. Her kid(s) can come along on the quest or not, as you please. ;)
You can never get enough of beautiful young femal villains! :p

The blow-gun idea is different, and putting little kids in the line of danger is always a good way to build tension.

Thanks for the ideas.
You can never get enough of beautiful young female villains! :p

*sighs* :p

and putting little kids in the line of danger is always a good way to build tension

That's very true. Poor kids.

You're most welcome. :)
Hey, what do you know, I spelled "female" wrong. *face_embarrassed*

Thanks for correcting it when you quoted that sentence. Maybe I'll leave out the whole "beautiful young female villains" plan. :)
LOL! I only noticed it because my computer has an automatic spell check, even for internet text boxes. So don't feel too bad. ;)

But an elderly female villain would still be cool. :D