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Summary: I've been in a mood or rather stuck in a rut, I'm not really sure which since it sucks either way, of being able to write nothing but angst lately and it occurred to me that other people might have been or are in the same situation and since writing is what we writers do, no matter what, why not make a challenge just for angst?

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words - one-shots, drabbles, ficlets etc.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] Genre must be angst or angst related and you must do forty of them – the title speaks for itself on those matters.

[6] There are no prompts because when I write angst it’s always out-of-nowhere, but if you’d like to use prompts then by all means do so. It won’t bother me any.

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, Movies, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries, Wrestling Characters: Various
Summary: As the title reads it's short, sweet and simple - although I couldn't place these in any of my own prompt categories, so they got their own miscellaneous folder.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

[6] You must make all seven prompts connect into a storyline.

Prompts:

1. Revolver
2. Speakerphone
3. Porn
4. Meltdown
5. Straitjacket
6. Mantra
7. Lamp

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, Movies, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries Characters: Various
Summary: If '120 Bits of Random' is too much, then try this. Although, '76 Prompts to Curb Boredom' isn't exactly a cakewalk either...

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

[6] You do not have to do them all, but ten or so would be fine.

Prompts:

1. Infamous
2. Crosscurrents
3. Divorce
4. Borrowed
5. Nonplussed* If you use this then please use it correctly, since so many do not; check an online dictionary for the correct usage.

6. Boardwalk
7. Rescue
8. Lifeline
9. Trinity
10. Fierce

11. Cliffhanger
12. Fine
13. Glitter
14. Roundup
15. Havoc

16. Paranoia
17. Epidemic
18. Malpractice
19. Portraits
20. Revolutions

21. Sanctuary
22. Swim
23. Insomnia
24. Jailbait
25. Erotica

26. Fever
27. Sunless
28. Caterpillar
29. Intruder
30. Lament

31. Butterfly
32. Frozen
33. Amazing
34. Intervention
35. Cherish

36. Celebration
37. Quicksand
38. Sorrow
39. Candidate
40. Evening

41. Win
42. Fascination
43. Duplicitous
44. Skylight
45. Tenderly

46. Tricks
47. Radioactive
48. Hacksaw
49. Enjoy
50. Wings

51. Trigger
52. Ball
53. Elevation
54. Beacons
55. Jewels

56. Reversibility
57. Conservation
58. Cats
59. Burial
60. Obsession

61. Destruction
62. Meditation
63. Hymn
64. Animal
65. Supernatural

66. Supersonic
67. Pirate
68. Slaughter
69. Bridge
70. Serendipity

71. Electric
72. Medication
73. Perfume
74. Dragonfly
75. Wreck

76. Corporeal

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, Movies, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries Characters: Various
Summary: This is a simple 'just for fun' challenge inspired by Jelly Belly's Cocktail Classics jelly bean flavors.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

Prompts:

1. Margarita
2. Peach Bellini
3. Pomegranate Cosmo
4. Pińa Colada
5. Strawberry Daiquiri
6. Mojito

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Musicals, Mythology, Originals, Poetry, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries, Wrestling Characters: None
Summary: Who are you? A morning person or a bird of the night? Do you love the sunlight or are you one of the souls that adore the darkness? This challenge traps you in the dreams of the night and the day - and the outcome of it all is the realization that you were dreaming all along.

Rules:

1 Mention this challenge in your summary.

2 It can be as long as you like.

3 Any pairing and any type of writing is accepted.

4 You may use any fandom that you like - or none at all!

5 They do not have to be in order - but the realization, the 'waking up' has to be the last chapter.

Prompts:

Ordinary Dream: Ordinary dreams often mirror real life experiences, but they are full of fantasie. They often have a deeper meaning.

Daydream: A vionary experience - but you are fully awake! It is just your brain that is asleep, trying to find a solution for problems. Or maybe you are just experiencing what a different life could be like.

Nightmare: A haunting dream that scares you to the very core, until you feel completely paralyzed. Weep in fear or kill the beast - either way, the experience is filled with the flames of hell.

Lucid Dream: And suddenly you are aware of your surroundings and you know that this is only a dream. But you can do everything that you want to do - nobody is there to lecture you. You are free to do everything.

Waking Up: The dream is over and reality strikes back. What's left are precious memories that are forever stuck in your brain - and heart.


Categories: Anime/Manga, Articles, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Musicals, Mythology, Originals, RPFs, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries, Writing Contests Characters: None
Summary: A trope defined as “a story in which one small change has a ripple effect, resulting in massive changes.”

We’ve all seen them lurking in the dark corners of our favorite websites: the story of how the OC from the "real world" gets somehow trapped in the world of their favorite television show, manga, or game. Some of us may have even been guilty of writing one ourselves in our younger days. Ahem.

Normally what happens is that this OC/self-insert does little more than “mysteriously” know what’s going to happen. They develop or are shown to have abilities that help them to excel in their new world. They have parents that were abusive or uncaring so there’s no reason to go home. The character they love the most falls in love with them. If said character dies in-universe, the insert saves them or takes them back to the real world. Nothing changes outside of sarcastic or seemingly psychic commentary, and a dash of romance.

This is not what I want to see for this challenge.

You are to insert something from the “real” world into the universe of your chosen fandom. That something can be an OC, a self-insert, or a reader. Since that something is now in the universe, things are going to be different. Your “something” is the “nail” of this alternate universe of your chosen fandom.

You are, of course, allowed to follow what TV Tropes calls “The Stations of Canon.” Example: You want to insert something into KHR!. The usual plot important points such as Kokuyo Land, the Ring Trails, and the Future Arc can all be involved. However, the way these points unfold and end must be obviously different from what happened in the series. Perhaps your insert's presence means that Gokudera never becomes Tsuna's friend. Maybe your insert being there means Xanxus wins the Sky Ring instead. Something like that.

Basically, don’t just write the exact story with your insert something making snarky commentary and preventing all the bad stuff from happening. If the insert something stops one bad thing from happening, then some other unexpected bad thing would crop up as a result of preventing the other one. Make sure there are ripples that happen because of the insert something being there.

Important Considerations

1. Home

Does the reader want to get home? Will they and how?

2. Powers or Abilities

Make sure the reader has a reason to have powers or abilities similar to the main cast, or that they learn them at a reasonable rate. The real world does not have flames so the insert shouldn’t have that before arriving, but they could reasonably have been taught archery or some sort of weapon or martial art.

3. The New Universe

Is the new universe safe or threatening? If you thrust your insert into Naruto, most real world people aren’t going to be able to deal cheerfully with ninjas and death all around them right away, whether they are a fan of the series or not. Make sure the reactions are believable for whatever insert you fabricate.

4. How Much They Know

Is your insert up to date on One Piece or did they give up after the Alabasta Arc? Have they read spoilers for upcoming Marvel movies or just seen a few of the Phase 1 movies? Keep in mind what your reader knows, and therefore what they know to prevent and if they can.

5. Death—or Not

If your insert saves Sirius Black from death in a Harry Potter fan fiction, things are going to play out differently than they did in the series proper. The same is true for if the insert prevents Demyx from “fading” in Kingdom Hearts II. Don’t be tempted to tell the exact same story with two extra characters hanging about.

Rules/Clarifications

1. Word count must be 500+
2. Any sort of sexuality for any romances (including the insert or not) is fine.
3. Make sure this is a fan fiction. Having your fictional “real world” insert go into a fictional “fictional world” is not really in the spirit of the challenge.
4. Any fandom is fine for your fictional universe.
5. Don’t make your character have belonged to this fictional universe all along.

Essentially, what I’m looking for is a realistic, reasonably well-written version of an old, cringe-worthy classic sort of fan fic. Make the insert—whatever it is, so long as it’s a real world thing sent into a fictional world—believable. Obviously the part where they get to this fictional world won’t be so realistic, though, so go wild for that bit. Try to have fun!

As always, please feel free to e-mail me for clarification on anything here. I feel that I might not have made myself as plain as I could have, and I’d hate for confusion to prevent anyone from trying their hand at this.
Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Musicals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries Characters: Various
Summary: You know what’s really popular right now? Retelling fairytales. Movies do it; books do it; I’m sure other forms of media do as well. So why not get some fan fiction in on the proceedings?

Here’s the deal: Take a fairytale, preferably one that’s well known, though it doesn’t have to be. Then, rewrite it in the context of your chosen fandom!

Here’s the twist: No AUs. I want you to completely and utterly fit your rewritten tale into the timeline and structure that already exists in the anime or manga or movie or whatever that you picked. That means no making the reader a princess and setting it in the middle ages. It also means you can’t just slap “Dark!Tsuna” on as the Beast character in a Beauty and the Beast retelling. If you want to use Tsuna in that role, figure out how to make it make sense with his actual characterization. Retell Cinderella with the whole of The Mortal Instruments and not just the characters. Work Sleeping Beauty into Free! without scrapping the high school swim team element. Get my drift?

A few extra details:

1. I use “reader character” when speaking of the female love interest, but feel free to use only canon characters, or even your fandom character if you prefer.

2. Gender swapping the roles is fine. Want to rewrite Rapunzel with Twilight characters and make Edward Rapunzel and the reader character the prince? That’s perfectly fine.

3. Related to the above, do whatever you like with the sexuality of your characters. If you want to rewrite the Little Mermaid with the reader character as the mermaid and Natasha Romanoff as the prince, you go for it. I think asexuality would be difficult in a fairytale, but if you can manage it (or find a good fairytale for that idea), then feel free to do that as well. Seriously, anything goes.

4. The point is to retell a fairytale story while making it believable in the context of your chosen fandom’s canon. That means no making canon characters out of character to suit your purposes, or just lifting plot details and items straight from your fairytale. A ball to choose a wife at isn’t going to make sense in most fandoms, and you’d get more creativity “points” if you used something other than a glass slipper retelling Cinderella.

5. Your fairytale is going to look different than the original. That’s the point. Plan things out. Think outside the box.

6. This challenge is not for drabble or ficlet collections. You must write enough to encompass the fairytale you're retelling. One shots, therefore, are fine, as is writing a novel-length story.

7. Use whatever fandom in whatever media you would like for this.

8. The only limitation is that this challenge is not for original fiction. In that case, you don’t have a fandom to fit the story in and the rest of the rules are moot!

9. You may adapt fairytales in their generally more violent or sad incarnations, or those that have been through "Disneyfication."

Hopefully I gave enough examples that the idea I'm going for here is clear. As always, if you’re interested but don’t quite understand, please feel free to contact me. My contact information can be found on my profile.
Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Musicals, RPFs, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries Characters: None
Summary: Because, don't all kids eventually ask this question or as a parent you feel inclined to tell your children - whether they want to hear it or not.

Honestly, I made this challenge up to do myself but I already have too much on my plate and decided that I should post it so others can have at it if they want.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

[6] You do not have to do all of them, but ten or more would be fine.

Prompts:

1. High School Sweethearts
2. College
3. At a Party
4. At a Club
5. On Vacation
6. Coffee Shop
7. At Work
8. Through a Friend
9. Online
10. At the Mall

11. Local Hangout
12. Arranged Marriage
13. At a Sports Event
14. Blind Date
15. Childhood Friends
16. Next Door Neighbor
17. Library
18. Restaurant
19. Hospital
20. Gym/Health Club

21. Airplane/Airport
22. Taxi Cab/Train/Shared Transportation
23. Park
24. Shared Hobby/Special Interest (Snowboarding/Horseback Riding/Skydiving/Surfing/Wine Tasting ect.)
25. Museums/Aquariums
26. Concert
27. Local Event/Fair/Festival/Cultural Event
28. Summer Fling
29. Wedding

Bonus - If you can think of any other good places then by all means, use them.

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Games, MMORPG, Movies, Mythology, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries, Wrestling Characters: Various
Summary: This is a simple 'just for fun' challenge inspired by Jelly Belly's Tropical Mix jelly bean flavors.

Rules:

[1] You must show in the summary that you have accepted my challenge, since I'd love to read what you've written.

[2] It can be any length, as long as it's over one hundred words.

[3] You can use any pairing you want and OC's as well as Reader Inserts are accepted. Yaoi and Yuri are accepted, also. Genre - romance/smut/crack - does not matter; all of that is all up to you.

[4] You can use any fandom you like or no fandom at all.

[5] They do not have to be in order.

Prompts:

1. Berry Blue
2. Green Apple
3. Lemon Lime
4. Pink Grapefruit

5. Cantaloupe
6. Island Punch
7. Mango
8. Strawberry Daiquiri

9. Coconut
10. Kiwi
11. Peach
12. Tangerine

13. Crushed Pineapple
14. Lemon
15. Pińa Colada
16. Top Banana

Categories: Anime/Manga, Books, Comics, Movies, Originals, TV-Shows/Radio, Webseries Characters: None