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Laura/Kara Fic Party!

I'm posting this a day earlier than I said, as I think a lot of stuff is happening tomorrow and I wanted to get this out there :)



Ok! letterstonorah and I declare the Immortal Goddesses Fic Party open!

Here's the plan.

What we'd like are prompts. Lots of prompts. HUNDREDS of prompts. Any kind of prompts you like - single words, song lyrics, phrases, scenarios, acts, themes, tropes, emotions, entire plots, anything. Any rating is fine.

Keep each prompt to its own comment, please.

And then we all just fill prompts. Check the prompts, pick one, two, five, twenty, fifty, that you like and create fanworks focused on Laura/Kara that fit them, then post as a comment reply to the prompt. If you create something too large to fit in a comment box, or if you'd just rather do it that way anyhow, then feel free to post to your own journal and just post a link to the fanwork as a reply.

Although we’ve called this a fic party, any kind of creative response to the prompt is ok, so while we all adore fic and hope to see lots of it, we'd love to see graphics, icons, mini fanmixes, picspams, pieces of meta or anything else you want to create too.

Fics don't have to be long! Drabble size is absolutely fine if you want to just get a feel for it to begin with. If you want to write epics, though, believe me, no one will complain...

It's fine for more than one person to create something for the same prompt.

It's also fine for you to create things for your own prompts, so if you have a story you really want to write that doesn't fit anything here, leave yourself a prompt and fill it.

If you want to leave anonymous prompts and fic for whatever reason, you can do that. I think I've arranged the settings so you can.

Although shippy is preferable, we’re ok with gen too, so long as the focus is on Kara and Laura and their relationship with each other, not just a K/L or A/R story with a bit of bonus Kara&Laura conversation, if that makes sense. Other characters are also ok, so long as there is a main focus on Laura/Kara. Either canon-based or AU stories are fine.

There's no right or wrong way to write them! So don't worry if you've never written the pairing before. Most people haven't. We're all figuring it out together, but the one thing we can probably all agree on is that they are beautiful and wonderful and lovely. So ... create your own versions of them and share them with us, and that's absolutely fine.

Please make sure you put appropriate ratings and warnings on any fic you write, in the comment header. I’m not really going to mod this, except to delete anything spammy or that I think is totally inappropriate, so if you write something that is likely to be very triggery, please put it under a cut on your own journal and just link to it here.

Please try to leave feedback on the fanworks posted.

At some point, if we get a lot of participation, I’ll make a start on some kind of masterlist, but it’ll depend on whether it looks necessary.

There is no deadline and I don't plan to close this thread. I'm going to link to it at the side of my journal and I would like to ask you guys to track the post so that you will get notifications when new prompts are left and when new fic, etc, is posted, so that you can write, read and respond, otherwise, the way LJ works, this will be out of sight, out of mind after a day or two.

Nora and I are hoping this might go on indefinitely, so you can continue to leave prompts and create fanworks for as long as you like. Weeks, months, whatever. Keep coming back and checking it out whenever you feel like writing the pairing, and point other people in this direction if you think they would enjoy it. Nora and I might periodically put little reminders that this is here on our own LJs.

In short

- Leave prompts
- Read prompts
- Create fanworks for prompts
- Post fanworks
- Rinse and repeat.

Any questions - ask them as a response to the first comment in the thread. Aside from that, please start prompting!

I hope you all have fun ♥

Comments

marzipanilla
Jul. 2nd, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
(I only used one candle.. oops?)

Laura swore when the match burned out, the tremors of her shaking hand too violent for the small flame to survive. Turning to where the matchbook had fallen by her knee, she felt dizzy by the time she faced back to the candle and prayer book in front of her. Fingers fumbling with the small piece of cardboard, she frowned when she discovered the one remaining match.

There was a lighter on the desk, but she doubted her ability to stand without assistance.

The gods could very well forgive her for praying without a light, but she didn't want to risk it. Deciding to use her last try, Laura's frown deepened as the match persisted in being stuck in its carrier.

When a hand touched her shoulder, she dropped the matchbook, having not heard the steps that brought the person.

"Sorry," Kara murmured, quickly crouching to pick it up.

Laura placed a hand to her chest, letting out a slow breath. "It's alright."

After a moments hesitation, the blonde seated herself behind Laura, letting her lean against her as a support. She wrapped her arms around the older woman's wasting frame, resting her chin on her shoulder. When the pilot offered the matchbook, Laura simply leaned her head against Kara's.

"Could you?"

Silently, she ripped the match from its home, striking it against the rough back of the book before easily carrying the small flame to the wick of the candle. It caught fast, spluttering slightly. With a flick of her wrist, Kara snuffed the match, leaving the candle light alone.

Laura picked up the prayer book, resting it against her knee so that Kara could read if she wished. Her lips trembled, but she didn't speak the words. Feeling Kara press a soft kiss to her neck, she closed her eyes.

The pilot twined her fingers through a strand of Laura's hair, and when it came loose, simply reached forward and held it on the candle's flame.

Laura opened her eyes to watch the offering burn.

Sometimes people came back from battle.
fragrantwoods
Jul. 2nd, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
It feels very right that Kara would help with the practical part, and then, not finding the words, would do a prayerful act that would resonate with Laura on so many levels.They're so spiritually in tune with each other here, with Laura's physical weakness and Kara's strength. Beautiful, sad, and that little bit of hope...lovely.
marzipanilla
Jul. 3rd, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Thank you.
As the two of them are, canonically, spiritual women, it's interesting to bring them together on that point.
newnumbertwo
Jul. 2nd, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
That was lovely. Great connection between them.
marzipanilla
Jul. 3rd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Thanks :)
I think I'm going to try poking around with the religion aspect of their lives more, its quite intriguing.
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marzipanilla
Jul. 3rd, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Thank you. :)

No matter how hopeless; fight until you can't.
It would be interesting for Kara to put that mentality to a sick Laura...
rococoms
Jul. 3rd, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Oh goodness, this is just stunningly beautiful. I can see this scene playing out, Laura's weakness, the weak flame- it is so incredibly poignant, and so very true to both of them. Really, really lovely.
marzipanilla
Jul. 3rd, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Thank you.

If you can see it in your brain, I consider that a success :)
mrswoman
Jul. 7th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Just beautiful, that's all I have to say, lovely :)
marzipanilla
Jul. 7th, 2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
:)
Thank you.
word_vomity
Jul. 9th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Very moving. I love this little scene between them, so intimate. It makes me happy to see Kara's support. And that last line, wow.
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K) - marzipanilla - Jul. 9th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
wishflsinfl
Jul. 9th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Kara is practical here and doesn't make a big deal about Laura's weakness. I think Laura would find that more comforting than anything Kara could say at this point. I love the silent understanding and support that exists between them.
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K) - marzipanilla - Jul. 9th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
hobbit_kate
Jul. 14th, 2012 03:44 am (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
This is beautiful! I love the spirituality in this, it seems so right for this pair.
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K) - marzipanilla - Jul. 14th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
theastolat
Aug. 14th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K)
Since I could easily say how amazing this is I wont cause if something's too easy I don't do it.

I'll make an observation instead. To me, the last line of this is an indication that you weren't entirely confident with the modest symbolism you employ. The last line is "tell" as opposed to the previous line which is "show" and ending this fic a sentence sooner would have made this a frakking masterpiece.
Re: A Prayer for the Dying (Rating: K) - marzipanilla - Aug. 14th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC) - Expand