November Quick Fics 2018

It’s time again! I know things have changed this last year, but I enjoyed this game so much in 2017 I’m going to try for 2018 as well! Here’s how it works:

Throughout the month of November, right up until midnight on 11/30, I solicit prompts for short fiction of just about any type, which, if I accept them, I will attempt to write and post immediately. Leave a comment on this post with your prompt; there is no limit to the number of prompts you may give me.

I am willing to write original fiction, fanfiction, pieces related to my own existing stories or to anyone’s stories if I’m familiar enough with them, etc.. I am not willing to write detailed sex. I will consider RK prompts, RPF, or non-fiction/essay, but make no promises.

Movies and TV series I’m tolerably familiar with: Gundam Wing (AU’s are always, always better here); Avatar (more TLA than TLoK); the DC Animated Universe (and I’ve got a decent amount of Batman-related knowledge outside of that context as well); various Disney movies such as Frozen; Disney’s Gargoyles; He-Man and She-Ra; homestarrunner.com (yes, I know Strong Bad said “fiction” is the worst word you can put after “fan,” but I do not care; also, this isn’t TV or movie, but I have most of it on DVD, so that counts, right?); Jem and the Holograms (the TV series; I like the comic, but don’t know it well); Labyrinth; Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon (the original TV series); Shoujo Kakumei Utena (I can work with TV-series-verse or movieverse)

Books and book series I’m tolerably familiar with: the Oz series by L. Frank Baum; the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters; the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth (though I warn you right now that I hold in my very marrow an all-consuming hatred for fucking Peter fucking Jackson and any and all bullshit he’s come up with); many faery tales as told by Andrew Lang; Watership Down by Richard Adams (not as familiar with the mediocre sequel, but could probably work with that as well); Peter Pan by Sir J.M. Barrie; The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux; Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

For no NQF do I promise to do any research whatsoever unless I feel like it (which is why I may not accept RPF prompts). No accuracy is guaranteed even for fandoms I’m tolerably familiar with. The following are even iffier:

Movies and TV series I’m less familiar with (e.g. haven’t entirely finished yet or haven’t watched in a while): The 10th Kingdom; The Boondocks; Cowboy Bebop; Firefly/Serenity; Pirates of the Caribbean (first three movies only); Tiger & Bunny; Weiß Kreuz (anything having to do with the actual overall plot of this show I’m not likely to remember, but I can deal with the characters pretty well); My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (I think I stopped watching in the middle of season 4 or so); Steven Universe (I haven’t seen the very latest episode); Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Star Trek TOS (I’m being very slow about getting through this, and haven’t watched past s3e7 or any of the movies); Star Wars (actually I know Star Wars pretty well, but I’m watching The Clone Wars TV show for the first time right now — I’m on s2e19 — haven’t refreshed myself on Revenge of the Sith in a very long time, and am really just getting started on the new EU); Miraculous (I watch in French, so don’t expect any references to ‘Hawk Moth,’ ugh); Voltron: Legendary Defender (I’m only on s3e7, so pretty far behind yet here); Castlevania

Books and book series I’m less familiar with (e.g. haven’t read many times or in a while, or there’s just too damn much of it to be familiar enough even after several reads to write fanfiction well): All six of Jane Austen’s full-length novels and Lady Susan; the Sherlock Holmes canon by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; The Princess Series by Jim C. Hines; Les Misérables by Victor Hugo; the Howl books by Diana Wynne Jones; the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King; The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis; The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (and I’m willing to be satirical or serious about it); the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith; the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian (I’ve only read up through the 16th book, and I CANNOT write a SINGLE nautical term); Discworld by Terry Pratchett (I probably know the witches best); the Riordanverse (I own 9 from the Nine Worlds but haven’t read it yet); Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley; Dracula by Bram Stoker; War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Video games I know more or less: Quest for Glory (definitely falls into the ‘more’ category); King’s Quest (the original series); Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (what story there is in this game I know pretty well); World of Warcraft (only it’s slipped from me these days; I stopped playing in the middle of WoD and couldn’t even tell you much of what happened in that one); The Legend of Zelda (I have a general knowledge of how these games go and what the main characters are like, and have played through several of them several times, but probably couldn’t set a fic during any specific story; the most recent one I’ve played all the way through was Twilight Princess, and I’ve probably played Ocarina of Time the most); Skyrim (I’ve clocked probably 120 hours, but haven’t actually finished the game; I’ve not been following the actual Dragonborn storyline much yet, nor made it very far in the civil war, though I’ve joined the Legion; lately I’ve been faffing about on Solstheim)

There may be more fandoms I’m familiar with and just can’t think of. Feel free to ask whether I know something or not.

10 thoughts on “November Quick Fics 2018

  1. Okay, here are two somewhat similar ideas I had for serious/sad Miraculous fics. I would love if you did either one!

    First one. Ladybug and Chat Noir have been permanently defeated, and everyone knows it. Another girl finds the Ladybug earrings and takes it upon herself to become the new Ladybug. However, she has to face an unexpected problem: the earrings are still haunted by memories of the emotional issues that caused the Miraculous team to fail in the first place.

    Second one. By some shenanigans (time travel, parallel universes, whatever), Marinette and/or Adrien have to view or enter a series of alternate realities in which Ladybug and Chat Noir have been unable (or unwilling) to stop certain villains. In each reality, one akumatized villain, now unopposed, has been able to continue using their powers, taking their method/goal to its logical extreme. Now, Marinette/Adrien are forced to (briefly) deal with the creepy outcomes of each scenario.

  2. I’m not sure if you would be interested, but I feel like the Starlights don’t really have enough fics about them? I’m particularly interested in Yaten and her apparent (psychic? emphatic?) abilities. None of the Solar Senshi were able to tell when a Star Seed was taken, yet she always did. How was she affected when her own planet was destroyed? I mean, could it be a reason for her to close herself off and become so resistant to getting attached again? I feel like one of the reasons she never lost faith in the Princess and knew she was somewhere out there was because she could sense that she was alive, but then seeing her die would have hit her twice as hard. It also seemed to me that while Taiki and Seiya could be a little harsh on each other, they were more tolerant of Yaten’s mood swings and when they did scold her (i.e. for throwing away fans’ letters) they were always gentle. Lastly, her name’s Healer but she doesn’t seem to have the ability to actually heal – or could that be that by cutting herself away from her emotions she also cut away her healing powers? (we do know some other characters have these.) I feel like there is much to explore here (not necessarily in the way I see it). Or maybe not, and I’m terribly wrong… Thanks anyway ^^

        1. That’s a relief, I wasn’t sure if I was able to get any of this across coherently. Thank you, can’t wait to see where you take this!

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