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Help me, Obi-wan Friendslist! I mean to drabble, and I could use some prompts!

Please give me:
- A pairing/combination of characters*
- An alternate universe, OR
- A trope, OR
- Another scenario or prompt


* I know me, and so I know that inspiration will not come if it's a pairing I have no interest in (or, of course, if it's people / a fandom I simply don't know). So do feel free to prompt whatever you want, but be aware that if it does involve a pairing of this kind - say, Sheppard/McKay or some such -, it may end in tears.**

** Just kidding. It will probably end in me looking clueless and going "uhm" instead. And in a wordcount of an even 0.


Also...

Day 8
In your own space, talk about setting yourself a fannish goal. Big or small, it doesn't matter.

So. I inadvertently started posting a wip last year, which, uhm. I'm not sure how that happened? Anyway, I most definitely want to finish "Perturbation Theory", because I well know the frustration an unfinished wip holds for readers.

Also, due to circumstances that don't need exploring at this juncture, I have fallen hopelessly behind in responding to feedback. I feel horribly guilty about this, and really want to go back to responding in a timely fashion to every comment.

I also want to shrug off my fannish guilt. Le sigh.
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Day 2
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.


Have a completely mixed bag of wonderful fanfic in (relatively) rare fandoms and pairings!


The Hawk Killer by [personal profile] glitterburn
Onmyouji, Abe no Seimei/Minamoto no Hiromasa
Lovely, long, plotty and wonderfully characterized Onmyouji story that can (and should!) be read as original fiction. Slight AU.
Author's summary: Impoverished provincial nobleman Minamoto no Hiromasa arrives in Heian-Kyo to restore his family’s pride, but meets with resistance at every turn until the eccentric and wealthy Lord Seimei offers to take Hiromasa under his wing.

this is not a chick flick by bookesque
Greek Mythology, Hades/Persephone
Hilarious, wonderfully written, and unexpectedly sweet. Hades falls in love, but is clueless as to what to do about it. The other gods insist on giving advice. This goes about as well as you'd expect, considering that Zeus is the gods' foremost authority and his best trick is turning into a giant animal to abduct his crush.

The Death of Girl Number Two by cm(mumblemutter)
Profit, Gail Koner/Jim Profit
Twisted, disturbing, and sweet in a really disquieting way. Perfect, and perfectly Profit.
Author's summary: Jim Profit needs a wife. Gail doesn't volunteer.

My Elf Policy, by [community profile] papersky, and
Elf Insurance by [personal profile] stakebait
Origfic poems based on misread spam - funny, witty and all-around lovely!

These Bonds are Yours by olavina
Teen Wolf, Danny/Jackson
Canon reinterpretation: Jackson comes up with a solution to the Kanima problem. Very short, but absolutely on target, and makes so. much. sense.

Dirty Work (and sequels Wait and See and Come and Go with Me) by kalena
Chuck, Chuck/Casey
Casey hits upon a sure-fire way to keep the asset loyal and calm: sex. Everything would be going perfectly, too, if Casey weren't getting distracted.

They Say of the Elves, by brancher
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Gimli
The hazards of intercultural relationships. Sweet and poetic and funny, all at the same time.
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Do you guys know the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? I only just found out about it, thanks to [personal profile] analise010, and I'm going to give it a try. The challenge aims to let fans be proud, bold and loud about all of our fannish pursuits, to be passionate and unafraid, and to have faith in ourselves; in short, it wants us to go forth and be the special fannish snowflakes that we are. ;-) Since there's no pressure, no firm deadlines, and complete freedom to do pretty much whatever you want, it doesn't even matter that I'm off to a late start.


How it works:
Every day for the first 15 days of January, we're going to post a fannish challenge. It could be something as simple as reccing fanworks to sharing a piece of canon that you love.

Day 1
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Yeah. Way outside of my comfort zone, which - of course - is the point. So, the recs!


The Persistence of Iron - X-Men First Class, Science Fiction Alternate Universe (can be read as "non-fanfic" SciFi)
48,000 words. AU. Charles/Erik slash. Rated PG-13.
Why this story? )


Partners - X-Files, Alternate Universe, dark-ish
11,000 words. AU. Potentially disturbing content. M/K slash. Rated R.
Why this story? )


In a Strange Land - Medieval Literature Crossover
2,000 words. Crossover of the Nibelungenlied with Eschenbach's Parzival. Gen. Rated G.
Why this story? )

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