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What if Mary got pregnant when she slept with Mr. Pamouk in the first season? To hide things, she and Cora (and probably O'Brien, too, because ladies didn't travel without their maid) go to America "to visit" (but really to have the baby in secret), and they come back telling everyone (possibly even Robert) that the baby is Cora's. (This sometimes actually happened, in the past--an unmarried daughter would get pregnant out of wedlock, and the family would pass it off as a late-life baby of the mother's, to avoid scandal.) If the baby is a boy (and the birth certificate says it's the son of the Earl and Countess of Grantham), it becomes the new heir--not cousin Matthew. (This would be strong motivation for Cora to tell Robert the baby is his, if it's a boy. Robert would probably be too honor-bound to consider the deception, if it would mean disinheriting someone else. Cora already thinks the whole heir business is silly, and would probably prefer the title and money and all went to a bastard grandson than to some random cousin several times removed.)
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I will never write a Harry Potter fic, because I've only read the first book and have seen the movies only about once each.  I know the universe primarily through fanfic, which isn't really good enough to write fic from.  But I have a Harry Potter plot bunny.  Here goes:

It's an AU futurefic.  We all know the Ministry of Magic is seriously messed up, and we all know that chances are pretty good that Hermione will try to straighten things up, post-war.  So, she finds a great injustice (there are a lot of ideas in the fandom, pick one, idk), goes on a crusade, breaks the law in the interests of doing the right thing, and gets caught.  She's given a choice between exile (having her wand snapped and not being allowed to talk to anyone in the magical world ever again) and Azkaban; most wizard-born would choose Azkaban because they wouldn't know how to survive as a Muggle, but Hermione is a Muggle-born, so it's a no brainer.  (Maybe it's a show of mercy to one of the heroes of the Voldemort War?)

OUR STORY starts some fifteen or so years later.  Hermione is now married with kids, with a brand-new university degree in poly-sci or some such (it took her a while to catch up to all the schooling she'd missed, while, you know, working to support herself and getting married, having kids, etc).  The story is from the point of view of her husband, who is a Muggle with no clue about the Wizarding World.  (Because, you know, the Statute of Secrecy, and Hermione's under a jinx that she can't speak of it to someone who doesn't already know, and he'd never believe her without proof which she can't provide without a wand even if there wasn't a jinx.)  They have kids.  The oldest turns eleven on the day our story starts, and hubby is kind of confused that Hermione is making a big deal out of it: everybody is staying home from work or school today, big breakfast, etc., but Hermione seems ... tense.  She's odd sometimes, and he knows there's some secret in her past, but he just accepts it because it's part of her.  She'll tell him if she wants him to know.  They're finishing breakfast, and the kids have things they want to do on a day off school, but Hermione is all, "no, we're staying in today," which confuses hubby because why not go to work and school if there is no big plan?  Lo and behold, an owl comes through the open window with a letter.  Hermione takes it, calmly feeds the owl a piece of bacon, as if it's perfectly normal.  And, you know, hubby is pretty used to weird things happening around his wife and kids, but this takes the cake.  Hermione reads the letter, and calls up her mum.  "Yeah, ____ just got her Hogwarts letter.  Could you go to the Leaky and Floo the Weasleys?"  (Now that she's the mother of a Hogwarts student, some of the jinx is lifted and she can contact her friends in the Wizarding world.)

Cue party, as Molly Weasley spreads the word to all of Hermione's friends, and they all show up to congratulate her and catch up on all the things in their adult lives.  Cue also explanations to hubby and kids, who are kind of bewildered by the whole thing.  Hubby is like, "wait, what?  How many times were you almost killed as a child?  And then after you saved them from an Evil Overlord they rewarded you by exiling you?  And you want our kids to have that, why?"  And Hermione says "Well, at the very least I want to draw out the decision as long as possible so I can see my friends.  If it's safe, I'd like them to go to Hogwarts because magic is cool.  But let's see what's happened in the meantime."  What has happened is that the old DA was really pissed at what happened to her, and has been working to overturn the unjust law Hermione was fighting, and also get her sentence revoked or something.  (She's the Martyr for the cause.)  Anyway, because of it, more of them are more political than they otherwise would have been.  They haven't got her a pardon yet, but they will shortly, they think (the first offer was "okay, we'll give her a pardon if she agrees not to have anything more to do with politics or activism," which, no).  At which point, Hermione can put her poli-sci degree to work in the place she always wanted to the most--the Wizarding World.  Hubby still thinks she's nuts for wanting to go back no matter how cool the place is.  Cue marital negotiations alongside political ones, and intrigue and reunions, and (hopefully) a happy ending.
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I started a fic for my [community profile] sgareversebang, but I couldn't get through it. I know there's no way I'll ever finish, so I'm just putting these words here to get them off my flashdrive. If anybody feels like taking this and running with it, you have my blessing.

2200 words of the beginnings of team missionfic )
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I'm leaving the country for a few weeks starting on Wednesday; it seems like a good time to give the bunnies I've had so far this year up for adoption. 37 ideas, in a variety of fandoms and varying levels of crack. Enjoy, and even if you're not taking any, it's always fun to hear what people think!

Read more... )

Okay, I think I got all of the fandoms tagged. *Exhausted*

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First post and I come bearing Harry Potter bunnies/openings. (That is, if people are still doing HP fiction idek.) False starts from years ago, all of them m/m slash. Note that two out of the three have to do with OotP. Yes, the book, they are that old.

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good )
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So I've had a horrible week. I've broken two computers, I put in a grant at 11:58pm the day it was due, and I'm low on sleep (yes, partially because of the HP premiere, but that's one bright spot in a really crappy week). The one paragraph I wrote of this is about as much as is ever going to get written.

When John was twelve, he found out he was adopted. He doesn’t even think his mom noticed; she was flipping through the important documents they kept in the safe and John saw a folder labeled John’s adoption papers. It explained so much.

Where this was going: John is Mama Petrelli's kid. I don't know if he's canonically older than Nathan, but I'd make him so. There were nice linkups to the situation with Nathan and Claire and I was planning on making the ATA gene the same as the gene that gives the Heroes their powers. (Part of the reason I gave it up is that this feels like it's been done to death.) I have no idea what power I'd give John. Maybe charm, a little like Matt's mind powers, but very specific (or maybe he just never realized what they are, and so, never developed them?).

In the end it was going to be story about family, families by blood, by culture, by choice, and the intersections of all these, and what it means about who you are. I'm just too wrung out to actually write this story (and too far behind on Heroes, tbh).
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This bunny is kind of vague, but it intrigues me:

The ghost of Hamlet's father is some kind of non-corporeal alien that feeds off of negative emotions, trying to manipulate events in Denmark to make itself a banquet.  The Doctor is there to investigate, and in the process of saving the day manages to both save Ophelia from going crazy due to the alien's influences, and cut through Hamlet's grief-and-rage-fuelled egotistical funk.  The Doctor and Horatio get along quite well, saving the day together while Hamlet's off soliloquizing.
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What if Alliance from Firefly was the Federation from Star Trek?

Obviously the protagonists of Star Trek would not condone Miranda or what was done to River, but they don't know everything that happens in the Federation. A matter of perspective- people who believe in the Federation vs. people who don't, which colors the narratives. Plus, the Star Trek people don't seem to spend a lot of time in areas like Firefly's location- backwater but a part of the Federation- because they're either on one of the major planets or exploring outside of the Federation.

Issues to writing this crossover:
  • Earth uninhabitable vs. still inhabited
  • aliens vs. no aliens
  • your brain may break from reconciling two images of the Federation/the Alliance
Possible scenes:
  • Federation officers/crewmembers in same bar as Firefly crew (on Unification Day!)
  • Ship sent due to the broadcast about Miranda
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  1. The Watchmen/BSG crossover about Doctor Manhattan, going off to explore the universe and create life. All this has happened before, all this will happen again. He doesn't like being called God.
  2. The BSG AU where, when Kara jumps them using the coordinates from that song at the end of the last episode, they wind up back in time in the colonies just before the Cylon attack.
  3. The Criminal Minds/SG-1 crossover where the SGC is negotiating with a planet that doesn't really want any of the standard trade goods, but they've got a high-profile serial killer but no law enforcement types with the psychological training to catch him/her. So someone suggests that hey, maybe we should lend them a BAU team for a few weeks, catch the serial killer, and give them a start on developing their own profilers.
  4. The Stargate Goes Public story that focuses on the reactions of the US military peeps who weren't in on the program. Navy guys complaining about the Air Force having starships. Special forces guys pointing out that having four-person teams is really stupid; six is a much more tactically flexible number, and if they hadn't given the Stargate to the Chair Force maybe they'd have had fewer screwups like that. JAG lawyers trying to figure out how to fit the de facto decisions made by the SGC over the years because they face situations nobody's ever thought of before into the UCMJ. Marines being ooo-rah. Etc.
  5. The Stargate story that focuses on the diplomatic teams: how they figure out what to trade with each world, and the person who noticed that most worlds are resource-rich and manpower-poor, and that the thing most useful to most worlds is technology just a leetle more advanced than whatever they've got--still within their manufacturing capabilities, but just a little more energy efficient. Cotton gins. Spinning jennies. Better plows. Better mettalurgy. Etc. Or some worlds want sheep with better wool, or larger horses, or other agricultural things. And then having to figure out how to convince General Hammond that what they really need is for the engineers (who want to be studying Ancient or Goa'uld or Asgard technology) to figure out how to build these things and teach the locals how to make and use them. Or convince General Hammond that the SGC needs to buy Merino sheep or what have you. And then figure out how to get them through the Stargate.
  6. Babylon 5. The one about the Centauri princeling in The Lost Tales that Sheridan takes home to Minbar to keep him from turning into the monster Galen says he will.
  7. Doctor Who/Atlantis. The sequel to Survivors.
  8. BSG AU. The stories hinted at in Five AUs I Will Never Write.
  9. Batman Beyond. The one where Terry's in college, still Batman, but moonlighting with the Justice League when they really need him. And they've got a list, really heavily encrypted somewhere, of family members of JL heroes, so that they can whisk them away to a secure location if necessary, and of course Terry's mom and brother are on that list but they still don't know he's Batman, and consequently are sure someone's made a mistake when they get kidnapped to a safehouse with superhero families. The security people guarding them are all, no, you're on the list, Mrs. McGinnis.
  10. Star Trek Reboot. Away team beams down, locals don't like Spock because of his brother, and Spock's all, I don't have a brother, but what's Sybok done? And it turns out that he had forced a telepathic marriage bond on one of the women in town and raped her during his Pon Farr, and now she's pregnant, and Spock has to deal with figuring out how to help her and track down his brother to bring him to justice (which traditionally would be putting him to death, but so many Vulcans have died already, but on the other hand Vulcan doesn't have the resources to deal with a prisoner and most other Federation worlds don't have prisons designed to hold such powerful telepaths as Sybok). Also, Spock has to deal with his friends and crewmates now that part of the story about Pon Farr has come out in the worst possible way.
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Bellatrix LeStrange is insane and completely devoted to her Lord, so when she has a change of heart about the Death Eaters' values, the only action that makes sense to her is to deage Voldemort and raise him according to her new values.
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The Atlantis Expedition assumes that, barring a major miracle, they'll never reestablish contact with Earth, so they plan and act accordingly, by making sure they have what they need to become self-sufficient and raise and educate the next generation to some approximation of their standards, and making friends and allies and integrating some of them into their society.Snip for lengthiness )
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I was really, really angry at the end of Torchwood's "Children of Earth". I thought it was a cracking good story up until about the middle of the third episode, whereupon RTD starting mashing the child endangerment button (one of my biggest DO NO WANT issues) so hard and so often that I felt like one big bruise by the end. Then he had to go perpetrate some of the most senseless deaths and by God, I was spitting mad.

Here is the beginning of a reaction fic that I would love to see the end of. Alas, if I could see the end of it, I would write it myself. I'm hoping some inspired soul might take up the thread of this. Spoilers ahead for character deaths in Torchwood.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Morgue"

Some people have bad hair days. The Cardiff Rift suffered from occasional outbreaks of Bad Wolf. )
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Some group- SG-1 or AR-1 or the Scoobies or whoever have to save the world (or something). They have to take everything they need and go to a place to put their plan into motion. They can't get in touch with each other until they get to the place, and they can take a limited amount of stuff each. Possibly they won't have time to discuss their plan even once they get there. So they each pack a bunch of stuff that sounds random, like you look at what one of them has and you wonder why they would take that, since they don't know the plan. When they get there, they pull their stuff out and it all fits together in their (whacky?) plan. They know each other that well.

4 (or however many) companion ficlets, one from each POV? End part a separate ficlet or in each of them?
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One of the stories I've wanted for a really long time came out of a conversation with a friend of mine. We were talking about characterization, and she said Ronon was easy, that all he had to do was eat and fight. And I think that's wrong on so many levels, but it is often convenient shorthand to write Ronon as the big dumb thug or the caveman. Give him dreadlocks and we know who you're talking about.

I've read something like my bunny, I think, recently, or maybe someone was talking about it. At any rate, it's pretty far down my list, which seems to be growing exponentially, so I am hoping someone will adopt the bunny and write it for me, because there needs to be much more awesome Ronon fic in the world (cue pointing at [ profile] satedan_grabass, the Ronon/John fest going on).

I have always wanted the fic where Ronon was an intellectual on Sateda before going into the service. Maybe that's why he went, he's a master tactician. Maybe they all joined at the end, knowing the Wraith were planning on culling them to extinction. At any rate, I was going to basically make this all come out around Rodney presenting a paper, where Ronon is in the audience and reminisces about teaching classes, or his students, or the subject matter, or extra-curricular activities, I don't know. Maybe all of it. And all I've got so far is a single introductory paragraph that doesn't do anything at all, but feel free to adopt the bunny, the words, or both as it suits you.

They take turns going with Rodney to present his papers. Ronon goes to the really big gatherings; Teyla goes to the government ones. Sheppard only goes to the ones he can't slither out of.

WIP amnesty

Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:42 pm
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So, to kick start this community a bit, and to celebrate spring really coming to bear, how about a Spring Cleaning WIP Amnesty?

You can give those bunnies up for adoption (tag with bunny free to a good home) or declare them dead and gone (tag with rip wip), but get them off your hard drive and off your mind. Clean out those stories from three fandoms ago that you love but will never finish! Let that half a novel-length story go. Give up that really good idea to another writer. Feel how much easier it is to breathe.

As always, you can post any WIP for any reason - if you need cheerleading, just use the wip hip hooray tag! ETA: And [personal profile] h4hahn suggested one for WIPs that aren't quite dead yet (or too hard to completely get rid of): wip life support.

You can either post in the community or just drop a link to a post on your journal - or even leave a comment here (though I suggest making a post, just so people can take a look).

And please, pimp both the comm and the amnesty! The more people watching, the more likely you are to get cheerleading when you need it, sympathy in letting things go, or adoption for those bunnies you don't have time for.
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We were in Boston this weekend, and drove past the Daedalus Bar and Lounge, and laughed. Then we went past Rodney's bookstore, and I went hmmmm. Then there was The Phoenix Rising (another bar), Apollo Dental, The Asgard (restaurant)...

We ended up sort of overlaying SGA on Mass Ave, and this is what we got:

Rodney...........Rodney's Bookstore
John...............Weirdo Records
Teyla..............Prana Power Yoga (you should have seen the beautiful pictures - one of them was this gorgeous pair of women from the back doing a behind-the-back handhold... gorgeous).
Ronon............Central Kitchen (it had a beautiful woody exterior and pretty pretty elephant pictures on the door)
Lorne.............Pearl Art Supplies (sorry, [personal profile] gblvr, to be so cliched for this and Radek)
Zelenka..........Supreme Liquors
Sam................The Phoenix Rising (bar)
Enemy#1........Cheapo Records (John's competition)
Todd..............Hubba Hubba (the bar next to Cheapo Records - just because I liked it)

Other notables:

...MIT is right up the block, where I imagine Elizabeth is a dean.
...there was some sort of medical place just up from MIT for Carson and/or Keller
...Apollo Dental
...The Asgard
...Daedalus Bar and Lounge (is actually further down and not on Mass Ave)
...Miracle of Science Bar and Grill (for the rest of the science team, maybe?)
...Toscanini's Ice Cream (Woolsey?)

So there's no chance in hell I'm writing this (what would the plot be, anyway? They all hang out until Cheapo Records moves in and tries to take John's business? Whatever.) But hey, it was a fun afternoon, anyway. And then we went to the beach and played in the waves.


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