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Good news, and an offer of fic

I finally finished a first draft of my dissertation proposal yesterday. I need to track down some citations and edit a few sections, but I think I can finish that up tonight. And I’m ready for a break.

So, both to keep me motivated to completely finish it off and to give me something to look forward, I’d like to write some fic. BMEM is coming, so I’d like to make this non-Tolkien. But if anyone out there wants to tempt me, I’m amenable.

Your Name:



Do. Not. Want.:

For theme, I’ve found two types of themes inspiring in the past. Some people give me a character or two along with a short theme, like “Katniss and Prim, in the meadow.” Other times people have given me a quote, not a gapfiller from that particular fandom but something more generic and inspiring. For example, “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

On fandoms: my current schtick is The Hunger Games. I’ve written an almost criminally small amount of fic about Harry Potter (though I love the series) and Swordspoint (ditto). I’d also be happy to consider other things, too. Favorite TV shows at the moment are probably Law and Order, Star Trek: DS9, TNG, and VOY [I've only seen up through season 4 of TNG and 5 of VOY, but all of DS9 is fair game], Monk, The West Wing, and Psych. But really, if you’ve seen me discuss it it’s probably fair game. Except, of course, for Doctor Who. I love the humor but have never seen the show. (Shame, I know.)

Finally, I’d like to keep all the suggestions in one place, so please copy your comment over to LJ, where most of my fannish friends hide out. If you can’t comment there, you can comment here and I’ll copy it over for you, but it would help me if you could do that yourself, if you’re able.

Inspire me!


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Feb. 21st, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll bite.

Your Name: Celandine

Fandom: Harry Potter

Theme: Hermione [with or without anyone else, doesn't matter], "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested."

Do. Not. Want.: No dark!fic or death, please. Otherwise I don't think you're likely to write anything I wouldn't want.
Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Ooh, Hermione and bookishness. I like it!
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Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
You mean Gale, the jerk who *mumbles something spoilerish*?

Katniss/Haymitch. I can work with that, as Effie might say.
Feb. 21st, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
How could I resist the prompt you suggested yourself?

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
Alec, post-Swordspoint, cozily in Riverside with Richard. Thank you in advance!
Feb. 21st, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh, another Swordspoint request!!! I love that quotation, and it's perfect for Alec!
Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Yummers. I'm going to have fun with that one. :-)
Feb. 21st, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes please!

Name: Jay

Fandom: Swordspoint

Theme: Richard and Alec; 'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.' (Why I thought of the opening lines of Jane Eyre I have no idea ...)

Do Not Want: I doubt you'd ever write my main squicks, so I'll leave this blank.

Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Jay, you have no idea how *cough* inspiring that prompt is. I may get this proposal whipped into shape yet.
Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Why, thank you, I'll take you up on that offer! ;-)

Name: Linaewen

Fandom: DS9

Theme: O'Brien and Bashir, a game of darts

Do Not Want: Can't think of anything that needs to go here, so I'll skip it.
Feb. 22nd, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Ooh, a chance to go back to Bashir. I'm looking forward to it.
Feb. 22nd, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on completing your dissertation proposal draft!
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