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I was supposed to have put new prompts up today and sent out warnings to anyone that needed them. However, given the small number of people writing here, and the fact that I'm not sure I want to write prompts any more, the comm's become a lot of work for a small reward.

So I am stepping down as the mod here. If anyone wants to take it over let me know and I can tell you the LJ and Gmail passwords. Otherwise this comm will close. But if anyone wants to, feel free to use any of the prompts here to write with, even if you're not a member of the comm.

Prompt 180.1

Prompt 180.1

(Explode)

Character: The Seventh Doctor
Words: 445
Notes: Shippy warning for Doctor/Ace. An undelivered letter.

159.3 Rewrite an episode ending

"Are you crazy?" Rhys screamed as he rounded on Gwen, passing between the motionless bodies of Thames House staff--people, not bodies, motionless people. He glanced, once, at the paramedic who, four beds down, didn't dare move. "Put that down!"

"We need him," she said, but her voice was deep, wrong, and she never took her eyes from Jack and the barely-there rise and fall of his chest. "We all need him."

"Gwen," he tried again, "sweetheart..."

Her mouth twisted, and she yelled "I need him!" and before he could wonder what she meant she pulled the trigger.


***


"...good to see you awake, Mr. Jones."

Ianto squinted at the overly cheerful nurse who had appeared by his bedside. He'd been awake for five minutes already but his vision was still slightly blurred. Thankfully, he was too busy feeling like he'd been hit by a truck and trying not to choke on ice chips to worry terribly much about it.

Well, maybe not thankfully.

"I'll have someone phone your sister," she added as she set the bowl of ice she held on his bedside table. "She'll be very pleased."

Just about then, Ianto dozed off. He must have done, because the next he knew the nurse was gone and Rhiannon was there. "You idiot," she breathed when she saw he was awake.

"Hey," he said, but he didn't recognize his own voice, and turned his head toward her. Her eyes were red, and, far from being pleased, she was watching him with a mix of emotion he hadn't seen since he was ten years old, defending his big sister only to have her arse of a boyfriend give him a black eye.

"Oh, hello, you big bloody idiot," Rhiannon said, and she smiled for him, but it didn't come easily. I'm sorry, he wanted to say, don't look so miserable because of me.

But he didn't apologize, because for a split second he couldn't remember what he'd done that would make him an idiot, at least any more than usual, and for a split second he was only confused.

When he remembered, he remembered backwards: looking up at Jack as the room filled with gas, the Hub exploding beneath him, the children on the Plass all chanting in unison, we are coming...

"Mica," he rasped out. "David--"

Rhiannon breathed in and looked away, and for a moment Ianto thought he knew what that meant, and suddenly he felt as cold as the ice on the table. He closed his eyes and held himself still, and stayed like that until his sister's hands closed over his.

"No," she whispered. "No, they're fine. They're all fine. Johnny's bringing them."

When, finally, he forced himself to look, there were tears on Rhiannon's face. Tears, but not for her children. Slowly, he wet his lips and tried desperately to gather enough energy to ask--

"That, with the kids," she answered before he could, "Ianto, that was eight months ago."

prompt 176.3 List

Hobbies you've tried

( What a Time Lord does in his free time )

Character: The Fifth Doctor
Word Count: 713

Prompt 181

I'll be doing an activity check next Wednesday


1. Mun:
What do you like about writing? What do you dislike?

2. Scenario:
4. Futuristic weapons look identical to today's weaponry, only with a painted seal or slightly different arrangement of buttons or wheels. (from lightyearsmod)

3. Quote:
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. - Ralpha Waldo Emerson (from lightyearsmod)

4. First line:
[...] was late because...

Tags:

Prompt 180

1. Single word
Explode

2. Question
What date will you always remember?

3. List
Things (or people) that make you laugh

4. Writing
Write your character as if they'd never met someone who changed their life

Tags:

Prompt 179

1. Mun:
What are your favourite things to write about?

2. Scenario:
You just can't help but get into trouble, so it's better if you wear a disguise for it. (from lightyearsmod)

3. Quote:
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. - Ray Bradbury (from lightyearsmod)

4. First line:
'It was the day my [...] exploded. (Taken from The Crow Road by Iain Banks)

Tags:

Prompt 175.4 - First Line

"I didn't do it!"

Muse: Donna Noble
Word count: 3141

Prompt 178

I'll be doing an activity check on Wednesday for December/January.


1. Single word
Remember

2. Question
What's your most embarrassing memory?

3. List
Important people in your life

4. Writing
Write a scene in script format

Tags:

175.4 | First line: "I didn't do it."

I didn't do it.Collapse )

Character: Jack Harkness (feat Ianto Jones)
Words: 260

prompt 176.4 Writing

Remix: find something you wrote a while ago and re-write it in a different form, using the same basic plot

( The patter of lazy raindrops upon worn wood provided quiet accompaniment to the lone figure crossing the rain-slick road. )

Character: The Fifth Doctor, feat. Tegan, Turlough
Word Count: 1207
Note: remix piece of one of dominie's prompts.

Prompt 177

1. Mun:
If your character was from a different time, how would they be different?

2. Scenario:
The women aboard a starship exist solely for gratification, while men do the actual labour. (from lightyearsmod and rephrased by me)

3. Quote:
I don't want to just get ahead of the game. I want to win it and then kick over the goddamn table! - Harry Turtledove (from lightyearsmod)

4. First line:
The last time I was here I nearly...

Tags:

Prompt 176

1. Single word
Black

2. Question
What's your biggest regret?

3. List
Hobbies you've tried

4. Writing
Remix: find something you wrote a while ago and re-write it in a different form, using the same basic plot

Tags:

To actually write more than one a month for a start.

It was easier when there were more prompt comms that had rules that you had to post every month because then I actually sat down and did them. Although theatrical_muse does, they have their RSS Feeds set to subject/title only. Because I have various RP/prompt related comms and people friended on different journals, I read all of them via RSS Feed. And I have one set up specially to just show me prompt posts, so I don't miss them. All of which means theatrical_muse is just too much of a pain to read and I'm not that desperate yet.

I have discovered a prompt comm on Dreamwidth where you have to post every month, so I may set Harry up with an account over there and join that one.

I also joined Fan Bingo, over on Dreamwidth. You can fill the card with RP-related posts, so my challenge to myself for the year is to fill it both with ordinary fic and with prompt responses.

And also to do more charloft prompts. I love quite a lot of their prompts, it's just getting round to them that's a problem sometimes.

I have a whole load to do on Harry's future that I have plotted out in my head that I need to write. And I need to do more with his childhood too. And more plotty stuff with aliens because that's always fun to write.

Prompt 175

It's all change for the new year. Well, a bit different. I've moved prompt posting day to Monday because I have more time on Mondays than Fridays. And I've changed around the prompts I'll be posting - but they'll still be mostly the same.


1. Mun:
What are your prompt writing plans/ideas for this year?

2. Scenario:
A large black snail appears at your front door and is the spirit of a deceased family member. (from lightyearsmod and rephrased by me)

3. Quote:
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. - Robert A Heinlein (from lightyearsmod)

4. First line:
"I didn't do it."

Tags:

166.2. Quote

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This wasn't the first time that Sarah had run into people who wanted to rejuvenate themselves. But this group was using a variation of Whitaker's machine and the moment she ran into the room she knew it was about to go critical. As the four of them watched from the observation chamber, two of the technicians de-aged from twenty-somethings to babies before disappearing completely. And the worst part was that the Doctor was trapped at the centre of the field, trying to save Lauren.

Sarah Jane started to move towards the door to the lab.Collapse )

Prompt 174

1. Lyrics:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Snow

2. Question:
How often do you see your family?

3. Photo:
Snow leopard

4. First line:
In ten years time I will...

5. RP:
A busy shopping street

Tags:

Turlough had resisted the urge to laugh as the Doctor pottered on about "returning a hero" and such things. He wouldn't be returning a hero, he'd be returning a pawn. But if he wasn't there, they would use Malkon instead, and he didn't trust the Doctor's steering skills to get him back to Trion at the right time. So he would go back to Trion, fifteen years after he'd left, despite only having lived five and give up this false sense of freedom for a life juggling expectations and politics to spare Malkon the same.Collapse )

Prompt 173

1. Single word:
a. Up
b. Down

2. Mun:
If you could go back and do something different with your character/your choices etc, what would you change?

3. Silly:
A wild bird flying into someone's house is an omen of death. (from lightyearsmod)

4. List:
Times when it's all gone wrong

Tags:

Prompt 172

1. Setting/scenario:
You are in a pre-industrial society or an incredibly advanced one and you don't want to get caught. Try to fit in and hide. (from lightyearsmod)

2. Quote:
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth. - Jules Verne (from lightyearsmod)

3. Writing:
Write something that rhymes

4. Five things:
Five mistakes

Tags:

Prompt 171

1. Single word:
One

2. Mun:
How many of your prompts have been based solely on canon events and how many solely on stuff you've made up? Why is there a skew (or isn't there if there isn't)?

3. Silly:
Your character is exchanged for a famous, wealthy, or otherwise influential lookalike. (from lightyearsmod)

4. List:
a. Times when you've been cold
b. Times when you've been hot

Tags:

Prompt 170

Sorry, these prompts are late, I forgot because I was so busy. So in honour of me being late, I'm not going to do an activity check at the start of January. So you can post something in either December or January to count when I check on 1st February.

1. Setting/scenario:
Sneak around with the good-guys and lend them a discrete hand, but try to keep from getting caught. (from lightyearsmod)

2. Quote:
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein (from lightyearsmod)

3. Writing:
Go to a random number generator, generate a random number from 100 to 1000 and then write a story using that exact number of words.

4. Five things:
Five winters

Tags:

Prompt 165.4 - First line prompt

"I knew the Doctor couldn't be dead because--"

Muse: Donna Noble
Word count: 1195



Also, I apologise for completely flaking on the mini rp I'd started at the beginning of November. I hit a burnout in RP in general right then and never got back to a lot of tags I wanted to hit, but I'm still interested in continuing it once I wake up later today. Again, I'm really sorry.

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