Okay, I don’t want to do work or studying or dealing with problems or advancing on “real” fics, so I’m sort-of opening for new harlequin prompts.
Same guidelines as below. (Except don’t ask me comics, it turns out thinking about comics still makes me sad.)
WHO IS IN THE MOOD FOR A SILLY REQUEST MEME?
I’ve been having the sort of creative crisis for the past few weeks where “writing” becomes a word that means “the process of tabbing between approximately 4 google docs, muttering Why Do I Suck So Hard At Everything I Attempt Forever as an incessant mantra, daily, for hours at a time”.
So I am doing a brainstorming/request meme, which helps sometimes!
Specifically this one, because I’m still fond of the results:
Give me a pairing (or a 3+some) and I will give you a brief summary of their totally overwrought love story! It will be like a Harlequin romance, except I have very little idea of how Harlequin romances actually work, so probably it won’t be like that at all.
Fandoms are anything I’m familiar with, and if I’m left staring blankly I’ll ask for a new prompt.
Also on DW in case you don’t trust asks (and I’m never sure why anyone does).
Byzantienne asked me for Rose Lalonde/Hyacinthe Cohen on the harlequin meme because sure I’d accidentally assigned myself a novelette about John/Cohen but nope I guess that wasn’t the *right one*.
Trope is Internet Assisted Long Distance Relationship. Seemed fitting.
She’s the extraneous version of Our Hero from a timeline no more doomed than any.
He’s a loose network of semi-autonomous intelligent computer agents constantly going through an identity crisis.
What more can I say?
Read more …
(a quick and dirty guide)
In an exchange like Ladystuck, drop-outs and defaults are nigh-inevitable. Of course we hope that everyone will post their story or illustration on time, but experience tells us this almost never happens. That’s where pinch-hitters come in! Pinch-hitters are wonderful people who, out of the goodness of their hearts, cover the assignments of Ladystuck participants who have dropped out, so that everyone in the exchange will have a piece of fic or art just for them when the collection opens. They’re the ones, more than anything else, who make challenges like ours run smoothly.
Anyone can sign up to pinch-hit; you don’t have to be a Ladystuck participant. If you are interested in writing or drawing something cool about ladies, not to mention being a Big Damn Hero in the eyes of your moderators, we encourage you to sign up for the pinch-hitters’ mailing list.
Here’s how it’ll work: during the challenge, the two of us will send pinch-hits out to the mailing list. You read the pinch-hit assignment, and if you’re interested, reply to the email with your AO3 username. (If you don’t have an AO3 account, you can still sign up to pinch-hit! Just be sure to let us know you need an account when you claim an assignment. We will get an invite to you so that you can post your fanwork to the challenge :>) We will assign the pinch-hit to the first person who responds.
Thank you for your time! And again, pinch-hitters is good people, so we are endlessly grateful to anyone who volunteers for the task. ♥
Make your Ladystuck mods shed a few less frustrated tears about their life choices!
I SEE YOUR HELMSMAN DOCTOR, KAREN
I WISH THEY KEPT THE HELMSMAN DOCTOR LONGER.
justusinheretogether reblogged your post and added:
I do kind of wonder what happened to Bro, though, especially since you’ve set him up as kind of John Winchester to Dave’s Dean. Did he die? I can’t really picture Dave just getting his own place without a heck of a reason…
Yeah, considering that post kept coming back to parents, I probably should have stuck half a sentence in.
Bro’s fate isn’t important to the setup, so how about let’s make it something innocuous. There’s already enough angst baked in. Maybe he has left Houston to Dave’s care and relocated across the world to run interference at New Zealand’s interdimensional hotspot, or Japan’s.
Or maybe from there he vanished entirely, slipped down to the next universe in line and is having his own bizarre adventures. Whichever. All that matters is that he’s not in the way, and that Dave has room to pick up a partner.
a bucket of puppies o.o
I have been trying for ages to make an inappropriate homestuck joke out of this post, but keep being sidetracked by adorable puppies.
(Source: faunasworld, via spookysage)