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Gifts of Seid (Chouseishin Gransazer.)

Title: Gifts of Seid
Author: scifisentai
Rating: C
Fandom: Chouseishin Gransazer
Genre: Fantasy
Characters/Pairings: Mostly gen, with some Gou/Jin and Naoto/Ryoko if you squint
Summary/Description: Naoto wakes up one morning and his bed has burst into flower. When he wanders out he notices flowers are breaking out everywhere he walks and strangers are falling into each other's arms. Akira is the person first able to tell Naoto what's going on – he has been possessed by the fertility goddess Freya. In order to solve the issue, Naoto must apply for the help of Ryoko.
Author's Note: As Freya was specified for this prompt, the cultural background in this is a mix of both Japanese and Nordic.
Word Count: 6048
Disclaimer: Gransazer belongs to Toho Company and Konami.

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Bad Green Apple

Adventures in the Bad Green Apple: Blood for a Bauble (Wicked)

Title: Adventures in the Bad Green Apple: Blood for a Bauble
Authors: Jemini and Hyel.
Rating: C.
Fandom: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Genre: Hardboiled Detective
Characters/Pairings: Glinda/Elpbaba, Fiyero, Boq, Tibbett, Crope, Madam Morrible, OCs.
Summary/Description: In a slightly different Oz, Elphaba Thropp ekes out her living as a bitter private eye in the Emerald City, the bad green apple of Oz, where rain rarely lets up, crime runs rampant, and sensual socialites wrap themselves in cigarette smoke.
Word Count: 43,000+ words as a finished fic, every chapter around 3,500 words. We'll be posting a chapter on each Saturday and Wednesday to avoid spamming!
Warning: Violence, clichés, cheese.
Disclaimer: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (c) Gregory Maguire. The authors claim no right to the originating story or characters (except the OCs, maybe).

Chapters: Prologue - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - Chapter 10 - Chapter 11 - Chapter 12 - Epilogue

Merlin: slash unicorn

REC: We're A Storm In Somebody Else's Teacup by paperclipbitch

Title: We're A Storm In Somebody Else's Teacup
Author: paperclipbitch
Rating: C
Fandom: Merlin
Fandom: Superhero Fantasy
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur, Lancelot/Gwen
Word-count: 89,118
Summary: In which Gwen’s passive-aggressive revenge leads to, amongst other things, Merlin making a new friend.
Recommender's note: Why do I recommend this with the fierceness of the fierce? Because once I started, I couldn't stop. Because I was on the edge of my seat, wanting desperately to know what would happen next. Because I love Gwen more than words can say. And because I love how they all banded together. Because you can see how these four grow as people. Because I love that everything doesn't turn out alright. Because even with freaky Abnormal Abilities and probably imaginary unicorns and dragons and everything thrown in, it still felt so real and so touching. An instant rec. Make sure you have time to read it, though. It's long and you won't want to stop. This is one of the best fics I've read in a fandom with a lot of excellent fics.

We're A Storm In Somebody Else's Teacup

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The Genretwist Challenge sign-up post!

Info on the challenge in a previous post here.

You can sign up in the comments to this post, with either 10 or 6 characters with assigned numbers, a genre to twist to (Western, Romance, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror or Crime/Thriller) and an email address (or, if you prefer, permission to send you a private message). You will then be sent a list of ten scenarios to write. You'll finish as many as you like! No deadlines.

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Edit: You can now also select the genre HORROR.
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The Genretwist challenge

So, I decided to go ahead and create a challenge, because nobody stopped me and I found myself already writing scenarios.

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You write as many of the scenarios as you like, though the ultimate winner of the challenge would write all ten.

The challenge is OPEN-ENDED, so you can take as long as you like.

The sign-up post is here.

Edit: You can now also select the genre HORROR.
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Question!

Would you guys be interested in a genre-twisting challenge or ficathon of some sort? Any suggestions, if you are?

My three personally favourite types of challenges:

- Porn-Battle: First a post goes up collecting prompts, then the prompts are posted on a second post, from which anybody can pick whatever prompt they like. And then you try to see who writes most. Of course if we did this the porn would be entirely optional... (As far as I know, originates with Oxoniensis on LJ.)

- Drabble Tag: In which you start with a short list of initial prompts collected in a previous post, and then everybody who has written a response to one prompt gets to add two prompts to the list. Can Go On Forever. (Picked it off Femslash100 on LJ, but not sure where it originates.)
 
- Kink/Cliche/whatever adaptable set list of prompts OR blind scenarios. So, for example, you get a list of prompts and can choose your characters, or you choose your characters first and are then given scenarios to write "X meets Y on an intergalactic space station to discuss the alien invasion situation but don't know that Z has already betrayed them to the alien queen".
Merlin: oh you

REC: The Incident with the Thingy or, Arthur's Adventure in Spying (Merlin)

Title: The Incident with the Thingy or, Arthur's Adventure in Spying
Author: sparky77
Rating: D
Fandom: Merlin
Fandom: Spy Comedy
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Word-count: 2,626
Summary: Arthur is a spy. Merlin is his handler. What? It makes perfect sense. Really.

The Incident with the Thingy or, Arthur's Adventure in Spying
Merlin: Book of Slash

REC: Lord Drake's Bequest (Merlin)

Author: pennyplainknits
Fandom: Merlin
Genre: Category Romance
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Rating: D
Word-count: 9,966
Summary: "To my great-nephew Arthur I bequeath Tintagel Distribution, wholly and without reserve, save for one condition. You must marry, and stay married, for a period of no less than six months. You're a wonderful businessman Arthur, but a full life needs love and companionship, not just a string of affairs. Settle down young Arthur, and your life will be the richer for it."
Arthur needs to marry to take control of Tintagel Distribution. Fortunately he knows the right man for the job.
My Opinion: This fic was written for harlequinmerlin , and God, does it show. But in a fun, happy, very very good sort of way. This is kind of a guilty pleasure fic, because hey, Harlequin, but so good. Stars: * * * * *

Lord Drake's Bequest
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And we're open!

The community is now open to new members.

Question: The community is currently accepting only three kinds of tags (besides "admin"): fandom, author, artist, and genre. Do you think this is sufficient, or would it be better to have pairing or character tags as well? Or some other tags? Open to suggestions!