Thanks to gentilhomme
, this community has a spiffed-up layout and a shiny banner and all those little touches that make a place stand out.
So, big huge thankyous to gentilhomme
- and check your profile for something a little more tangible than simple gratitude. ;)
Sorry if this is a bit late in your time zone, but your lovely maintainer has been in AAAAH! mode at work all week.
So, that said, I've racked my brains for a featured prompt, and here's what I've got for you:
More specifically, pick anyone on the Torchwood crew and get into what really scares the life out of them in a significant, almost primally-rooted way. The cold-sweat nightmares that lead into a twitchy, paranoia-fueled day.
And the significant of same, of course.
You almost got "Jack Harkness singing show tunes" because that's what's been eating my brain this week as per an earlier , but let's veer in the other direction, shall we?
One of my friends made a comment recently that created a bunny involving Jack and a lilo. It's doubtful I'll ever get round to writing it and I'd like to see what other people make of it. More details behind the cut (I hope!).
If anyone does write this could you let me know so I can read it?
I have a singing plotbunny/ficlet which people are free to
play with as they like. Maybe it'll inspire someone to a larger/sillier story.All-singing, all-dancing plotbunny
It's all because I listened to John Barrowman covering Cole Porter this morning, and then someone pointed out that he and Naoki Mori were in Miss Saigon
together and it just went downhill from there...
For our first week of fic prompts, I have two for you. Play with at your leisure.The one thing Jack Harkness wouldn't do
and/orAn entirely *innocent* explanation of what Jack and Ianto are doing with that stopwatch
As ever, the Prompt List of Dooooom
is looking for contributions.
As you lot seem to be smarter than me - not much of a surprise there - we'll start doing fic prompts every Friday, or perhaps even more often, if the muses shout really loud. The first one will be coming up shortly.
Thank you to everyone who's made suggestions about how to prettify the community board. My weekend is looking fairly unbusy so I will endeavor to do some work on it then.
bribe offer of paid LJ-time in exchange for doing that work for me is still good. Also, I'm willing to offer two months of paid LJ-time (which, now until Xmas includes the extra userpic feature) to anyone who'd like to make a banner for the community. I know how to use Photoshop, but damned if I can figure out a graphical representation for "Prompt". :)
Alrighty, everyone. Check out the community profile
as there's a lot of information there.
Beyond that, what would you like to see here? Questions on my mind include:
Would you like some sort of weekly "Featured Prompt" post, or do you prefer just stopping by the Prompt List Of Doom
when you feel like it? (EDIT: The Prompt List of Doom will always exist in the community. I'm wondering if you'd like a "Featured Prompt" in addition
to it. Apologies for any confusion)
At the moment, I'm limiting fic-pimping to allow ONLY fic inspired by prompts or bunnies from this community, as there are plenty of places for TW-fic in general. Is that too limiting, or not limiting enough? For example, some fic comms only allow fic-pimping on certain days.
Are you comfortable with unmoderated posting. Frankly, I'd rather not have to vet every single post if I can avoid it.
What rules or guidelines have I missed in the profile? (I know I forgot to put something in about spellchecker and readable formatting, I'll get to that shortly)
Incidentally, I'm not nearly as deft at setting up flashy community layouts like the dudes over at torch_wood
and such. If anyone would like to volunteer an evening of their time to jazz up this site (yes, I know that means trusting you with a - temporary - password for my account) then I will gladly reward you with six months' paid time for the journal of your choice when the job is done and I'm satisfied. Frankly, the color scheme as it is suits me fine, but I'm rather envious of all of the navigational whatsits that the cooler kids have. ;)
Any other suggestions? I'm listening!
Thanks are owed to the geniuses at greys_prompts
, as I stole this format from them wholesale.
All prompts should be posted via a comment using your choice of the following formats:
[character or pairing], [place], [prompt word or phrase]. ie: Owen, the board room, bored.
[character or pairing], [prompt word or phrase]. ie: Ianto, painstaking revenge.
[character or pairing], [type/genre of fic], [prompt word or phrase]. ie: Gwen/Rhys, hurt/comfort, discovery.
I will take all prompts, and add them to the list, below, as well as leaving your comment intact. Do not
create a new post for a new prompt.The List O'Prompts - last updated 12/11/06
Detective Swanson, calls in favors owed.
Detective Swanson, when she first heard about Torchwood
Gwen, accused of murder by her former coworkers on the police
Gwen, Cardiff, trying to outrun the rain
Gwen, darkfic, the amnesia drug drives her crazy
Gwen/Owen, romance, Valentine's day
Gwen/Jack/Ianto, the song "stuck in the middle with you"
Gwen, Rhys/Owen, a night out on the town
Ianto, Cardiff, coping with a heatwave
Ianto, prequel, his role at Canary Wharf - and it wasn't as a secretary...
Ianto, prequel, driving lessons
Jack, at the Hub, with an erratically functioning time-machine
Jack, the one thing he wouldn't do
Jack, Cardiff, looking at the stars
Jack, comedy, his first meeting with Harriet Jones
Jack, prequel, a job he held before joining Torchwood
Jack, prequel, how did he become the 'go to guy' for torture?
Jack, London, meets the Tenth Doctor - and has no clue who he is
Jack, London, how he acquired the hand.
Jack/Ianto, the inevitable breakup
Jack/Ianto, what they were doing while Toshiko and Owen were enjoying the mistletoe.
Jack/Ianto, strip chess
Jack/Ianto and the entirely innocent reason why they're so keen on stopwatches
Jack, prequel, the first time Jack realized he really, really can't die.
Lisa, not quite as dead as previously assumed
Myfanwy, sillyfic, the first time the team ordered BBQ takeout
Myfanwy, prequel, which came first? The chicken or the egg?
Owen, PWP, the office bike
Owen, sillyfic, stuck in the mud
Owen, why he really hates camping (as mentioned in 1x06)
Rhys, saves the day - without getting his heart broken.
Rhys, staring at the street.
Suzie, prequel, the circumstances behind the elaborate plan that came to fruition in 1x08 (They Keep Killing...)
Suzie/Owen, prequel, what they saw in each other
Suzie, darkfic, what was on her mind between Everything Changes and They Keep Killing
Team, Christmas gift exchange
Team, booze, truth or dare (or "I never...")
Team, darkfic, something no-one wants
Team, darkfic, insanity
Team, silyfic, passing the time during lockdown mode
Team, sillyfic, the SUV has broken down in the back of beyond
Toshiko/Owen, sillyfic, the mistletoe mentioned in 1x06
Toshiko, comes out to the team
Toshiko, drabble, the ocean at night
Toshiko, drabble, honor
The mod suggests that you use any of the tags listed below, as apt.
If you want to suggest a tag, please do. It might well be needed, in which case, it'll be added to the list.Characters
I'm keeping the format short deliberately. Howl if you hate it.JackIantoGwenToshOwenSuzieRhysMyfanwyGenresromancePWPdarkficcomedydrabbleslash
- technically not a genre, I know, but I want us to use a tag for it as some readers seek it out specifically - and others want to avoid it.ficlet
- for the pieces too long to be drabbles, too short to be entire stories.SettingPrequel
Honestly, given the behavior of the characters on the show, creating pairing/shipping tags could be a labor of Tantalus. Please just use the name of all characters involved and
the tag shippy
and we'll get the gist. Crossoversxover Doctor Whoxover UNITxover XFilesMiscellaneousplotbunny
- to be used when you're sharing a plot bunny, of coursebeta
- when creating a post seeking a betazombie plotbunny
- a specialized tag for ranting/unleashing those zombie plotbunnies of doooom that keep coming back from the dead.