benedict: (read my latest)
2017-09-30 09:02 pm

Fic round-up! Given and got.

For Yuletide 2016:

For The Wizard On The Run (2276 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Howl Pendragon, Calcifer (Howl Series)
Additional Tags: Partnership, Backstory, Bonus Chapter: Unfinished First Draft

A quiet, if productive, moment early on in Howl and Calcifer's career.

For Worldbuilding Exchange:

Notes from the Pokedex (1165 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Main Video Game Series)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Pokemon Trainer(s), Original Pikachu Character
Additional Tags: Diary/Journal, Backstory, Camping, Research, Epistolary

Where do Pokedex entries come from?

Experience. Painful experience.

For Once Upon A Fic Exchange 2017:

What Big Eyes You Still Have, Grandma (1633 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tale)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Grandmother (Little Red Riding Hood), Little Red Riding Hood (Fairy Tales)
Additional Tags: Worldbuilding, Backstory, Epilogue

You know, it seemed awfully plausible to Red Riding Hood that a wolf was her grandmother.

For Press Start - The 3rd Birthday:

Me, the new Mayor? That's a-Mayor-izing! (1394 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: ?????? | Animal Crossing Series
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mayor (Animal Crossing)
Additional Tags: Diary/Journal, Time specific jokes, Humor

Tricked into being the mayor of a bunch of talking animals? Keep a record.

For Alternate Universe Exchange:

The Wardrobe and the Wrong Turn (1229 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Digory Kirke, Edmund Pevensie, Mrs Macready
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, pevensies are adults, new ending

AU: Pevensies come back to our world as adults.

It wouldn't be easy, would it.

Talk It Out (1382 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 2/2
Fandom: Jem and the Holograms (Cartoon)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jem | Jerrica Benton/Rio Pacheco
Characters: Rio Pacheco, Jem | Jerrica Benton, Synergy (Jem and the Holograms)
Additional Tags: Alternate Ending, Flashbacks, Therapy, Humor, Attempt to make sense of timeline

What if Jerrica had told Rio the truth during Gold and Glitter?

The Waiting Game (1455 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Spock
Characters: Spock (Star Trek), Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, James T. Kirk
Additional Tags: Soulmate-Identifying Marks, Alternate Universe - Soulmates

You Won't Believe What This One Vulcan Did When The Vulcan Soulmark Database Didn't Have A Match For Him!

Original work:

Anih and the Ship (698 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Female Character(s), Ghosts (Character)
Additional Tags: Jellyfish ghosts, bad archaeological practices, bad geologist practices, Curiosity
Series: Part 7 of Ghost Stories

When Anih finds a sunken ship during a survey, she decides she'll be the first to explore it.


This post is already pretty long but check out the gems that were given to me! Fandoms include Beast Wars, Beauty and the Beast, Animal Crossing, Pyramids by Terry Pratchett, Chronicles of Chrestomanci, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears )
benedict: (gnome)
2017-09-30 08:56 pm

Quick update

Currently going on in my life:

  • Art course at university. Enjoying coming up with drawings for my progress sketchbook.

  • I went for a month without a vehicle and thank the good lord the end of my street has a Tim Horton's.

  • Did a massive clean up/unpacking in my apartment because it's three years and I still had boxes.

  • I went to Minneapolis at the start of the summer to visit my friend Ann. We spent a lot of money. I didn't get food poisoning this time.

Since yesterday I've been hearing things falling in my apartment, but in areas where... there is nothing to fall.

So I'm going to be murdered by ghosts, I guess.
benedict: (chrestomanci)
2017-09-10 12:00 am
Entry tags:

Trick or Treat 2017!

Hello! Trick or treat!

I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and these are my prompts!

Likes: I love ghosts, as you might as gathered from these prompts. I REALLY like ghosts. I like sweet ghosts, spooky ghosts, scary ghosts, sad ghosts, murder mystery ghosts, the whole nine yards!

If you want to give me fluff, I enjoy sweet playing stuff and jokes. If you want to give me a trick, I like scary! Either a traditional style scary story or creepypasta if you wanna try that! I'm not a fan of dark (torturey, rocks falls) or grimfic though.

DNWs: Rape, underage, slavery, incest, and major character death UNLESS they come back as a ghost.

My Little Pony 1984 Cartoon )

Original Work All Ghosts )

Pokemon Video Games )

Transformers Beast Wars )

Murder, She Wrote )

Midsomer Murders )

benedict: (lovecraft)
2017-09-08 02:10 pm
Entry tags:

Dear Yulegoat

Dear Yulegoat: Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and I'm SO glad you're willing to write for me!

Likes: Happy endings, adventures, casefic, mysteries, ghosts, kisses, missing scenes.

Good with: Gen, F/F, M/M, F/M, and NB in any configuration with the others.

DNWS: Rape, underage, slavery, incest, and major character death.

On with the prompts! (NOTE: Most were taken from previous letters, formatting, phrasing may change due to the relentless march of time)

Phule's Company )


Fashion Star Fillies )


Murder She Wrote )


Fantasia - Pastoral Symphony sequence )
benedict: (owl wink)
2017-07-15 09:47 pm

AUex letter

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on AO3 and I'm pleased that you're going to be writing for me! Thank you! Pleasure to meet you!

Likes: Adventure, mystery, family, humour.
Dislikes: Rape, incest, gore, underage, Sue Dibny being dead.

Let's get this party rolling.

FANDOM: X-Men: The Animated Series.

  • AU: Nightcrawler Joins The X-Men In His Intro Episode (X-Men: TAS)

  • AU: Mystique Raises Nightcrawler (X-Men: TAS)

  • AU: Wolverine Joins Starfleet (X-Men: TAS)

  • AU: Genderswap (X-Men: TAS)


  • Relationship: Wolverine/Nightcrawler (X-Men: TAS)

  • Nightcrawler (X-Men: TAS)

  • Wolverine (X-Men: TAS)

X-Men: TAS Prompts )

Fandom: DC Comics

  • AU: Sue and Ralph Dibny Run A Detective Agency Instead Of Being Heroes (DC Comics)

  • AU: Identity Crisis never happens (DC Comics)

  • AU: Soulmate AU (DC Comics)

  • AU: Wonder Woman Protects Gotham Before Batman Becomes Batman (DC Comics)


  • Sue Dibny (DC Comics)

  • Relationship: Batman/Wonder Woman (DC Comics)

DC Comics Prompts )

Fandom: MCU and TV

  • AU: Tony Was Kidnapped By Ultron At The Start Of The Movie (MCU and TV)

  • AU: Tony Stark Talks Ultron Out Of Going Nuts (MCU and TV)

  • AU: Sam and Steve With Eachother's Abilities (MCU and TV)

  • AU: Sam and Steve Are Retired (MCU and TV)

  • AU: Steve and Natasha Are Private Detectives (MCU and TV)

  • AU: Steve Is Put In Charge Of Recruiting Natasha To The Avengers (MCU and TV)


  • Relationship: Tony Stark & Ultron

  • Relationship: Steve Rogers & Natasha Romanov (MCU and TV)

  • Relationship: Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers (MCU and TV)

MCU and TV Prompts )

Fandom: Marvel Comics

  • AU: The Gambit Is Cyclops and Sinister's Clone From The End Miniseries In Main Canon (Marvel Comics)

  • AU: Mr. Sinister Goes Good And Becomes An X-Man (Marvel Comics)

  • AU: Matt and Jennifer Are Normal Lawyers Who Suddenly Get Superpowers (Marvel Comics)

  • AU: Patsy Walker Does Not Get Fired By She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)


  • Nathaniel Essex | Mr. Sinister (Marvel Comics)

  • Remy LeBeau | Gambit (Marvel Comics)

  • Scott Summers | Cyclops (Marvel Comics)

  • Matt Murdock | Daredevil (Marvel Comics)

  • Jennifer Walters | She-Hulk (Marvel Comics)

  • Patsy Walker | Hellcat (Marvel Comics)

Marvel Comics Prompts )

Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

  • AU: Shrek It Beauty Becomes A Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

  • AU: Girl Beast Girl Belle (Beauty and the Beast)

  • AU: Belle Is The Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

  • AU: Beast Never Changes Back (Beauty and the Beast)


  • Beast (Disney)

  • Belle (Disney)

Beauty and the Beast 1991 Prompts )
benedict: (videogames: ace attorney)
2017-07-04 10:47 am

Press start letter

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on ao3 and it's a pleasure to meet you for the first time/see you again!

What I enjoy in stories about videogames: Mechanics from the games! It just adds a bit of a humourous/interesting element I really like. I enjoy seeing characters fleshed out and I enjoy adventures.

What I dislike: Rape, incest, underage, and gore.

Let's rock and roll!

The Sims (Video Games)


  • Group: Ophelia Nigmos/Johnny Smith (The Sims)

  • Nervous Subject (The Sims)

  • Olive Specter (The Sims)

  • Ophelia Nigmos (The Sims)


Group: Ophelia Nigmos/Johnny Smith (The Sims)
Ophelia Nigmos (The Sims)

(This prompt will double for the ship and for the single character nomination. Feel free to only write which one you prefer if this is what we match on!)

I shipped it. I made it happen multiple times. The girl from the haunted family, the boy from the alien with relatives all over Strangetown thanks to his questionable father. What happened? What kind of life do they forge? What's life like in university? And Ophelia's an orphan, on top of that.

What's it like for Ophelia growing up surrounded by ghosts? Raised by a woman who is most likely a serial killer? How does she interact with the ghosts? How does she feel when the inheritance goes to Nervous Subject? What's it like to have all this pathos and be a sim character in a completely weird game where you'll end up wetting yourself and passing out if there's a plate in front of you?

Nervous Subject (The Sims):

Is he the son of Death? How does he feel finding out about his mother from the inheritance? Why does he put up with being an experimental subject? He has so many weird personality points, what's that like? How would he fare if he moved to another sim world, like Dragon Valley or Midnight Hollow? Aw crap, those are sims 3 worlds. Don't feel obligated to use those, I only mean them for thematic. Like a magic based one, or a spoopy one.

Olive Specter (The Sims):

Is she a serial killer? Did she do the do with Death? How many people are in her backyard by her doing? What does her ghost get up to? How do you kill someone as a sim? What was it like losing Nervous and then raising Ophelia? What would she be like in a spooky noir setting as the focus of a mystery? Questions abound.

Animal Crossing Series


  • Interior Decorator Protagonist (Animal Crossing

  • Mayor Protagonist (Animal Crossing)

  • Tsunekichi | Redd (Animal Crossing)


Mayor Protagonist (Animal Crossing):

I always was amused at how he/she was trapped into being the mayor of a town of animals and wondered a lot of the time if it was going to end a la Summerisle. I'm not encouraging that, I'm just wondering if the mayor thought that too. Man, those animals are rude, aren't they? Or just weird. What does the mayor think? What does the mayor get up to? Who was the mysterious original mayor? Why are the animals so rude?

Interior Decorator Protagonist (Animal Crossing:

So artistic! So much freedom! So much weirdness they can get up to. What do they think about decorating for people who want, like, street fair aesthetics in their houses. Or having planets to decorate with. What about the bones or clearly cursed objects you can use? Do things go awry?

Tsunekichi | Redd (Animal Crossing):

I want to know about the antics of a fraudulent fox art dealer. What are his ties to the Tom Nook and his boys. Does he face competition? What's his deal with the interior decorator to provide with all that artwork?

Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Main Video Game Series)


  • Bokurei | Phantump (Pokemon)

  • Group: Old Chateau Ghosts Butler & Little Girl (Pokemon)

  • Marowak's Ghost In Pokemon Tower (Pokemon)

  • Matsuba | Morty (Pokemon)

  • Pururill | Frillish (Pokemon)



Okay, these little dudes. Pokedex says they're the ghosts of children who got lost in the woods. You also encounter them (after completing the game?) in the first forest you go that's filled with newbie trainers. If you DO do a trainer that didn't make it on their first try, can you try to give a hopeful ending?


Jellyfish, in real life, have no organs, yet they live. Floating through the oceans like strange sea ghosts. I love the fact the first water/ghost was based on a jellyfish. I'd love to see something with a shipwreck or frillish appearing to sailors or something nautical.

Marowak's Ghost In Pokemon Tower:

What a sad story! Please, give me the solution to this poor thing's problems. Does she see her baby again? Does a trainer help her? Feel free to use the game storyline, or even set it before that event! Or after! If you want to have the ghost interact with a trainer, OCs are totally fine with me! This applies to all the pokemon prompts, actually. OC if you gotta. But tell me in the notes so I don't tell someone about this cool trainer because I am easily fooled.

Group: Old Chateau Ghosts Butler & Little Girl (Pokemon):

WELL WELL. Items found in Old Chateau imply this is a murder mystery. So what happened? What's it like being a real ghost and dealing with ghost pokemon? Does the little girl have fun? Does the butler have to deal with rowdy gengars at the dinner table? What's the difference in nature, especially since some ghost pokemon are former humans.

Matsuba | Morty (Pokemon):

I love Morty! I love all the ghost trainers, but Morty's my favourite. I admit it was influenced by sone really nice fanart of him and Euisine and Morty's purple outfit. But he's so nice with his ghosts. I'd love to see what it's like being a ghost handler, or an adventure he had, or some happenings at his gym. Do his pokemon have names? How do you care for a ghost? Thank you!


Ghosts! All of these are ghosts with either already implied stories or interactions with ghosts or are ghosts themselves!

And just so you know, a plain ol' haunting or what it's like for a trainer to have one of these strange pokemon/or adventure/fight with Morty would also be totally acceptable!

Flight Rising


  • Group: Gladekeeper & Plaguebringer (Flight Rising)

  • Group: Gladekeeper/Icewarden (Flight Rising)

(I understand the DNW on gore will be hard with the Plaguebringer and I apologize)


Ever noticed that Tundras and Wildclaws look like they came from the opposite dragon? That's what started me on this pairing. Especially since ice and nature don't really go together so well in reality. What would such opposite, world creating forces be like? Why are their native dragons so similar? Why is Gladekeeper's jungle a murderfest? Why does Icewarden keep things in stasis?


Contentious sisters. But each with the same goal of creating powerful life. I know they're only sisters because they were created at the same time, but what if it was more? What if they really do have a sisterly bond? I've noticed that when Gladekeeper posts on the forum, she's very big on keeping the forests pure and is choosy about who can join nature. Is this because of her battle with Plaguebringer's... plagues? What's up with that. Mighty dragon battles also appreciated.

Super Mario Bros. (Video Games)


  • Group: Luigi/Bowser (Nintendo)


Okay! This is kind of an odd one! I understand! And I will tell you this is entirely the fault of someone I know on twitter posting Bowser/Luigi art and me being suggestible. Obviously I have nothing against Daisy, but the heart wants what the heart wants.

But here's some prompt ideas:

Kidnapping Peach goes wrong and then escalates into kisses.
Mario Kart rivalry. Kisses.
Tennis AU.
Trying to get to Mario? Kisses.
Ghost hunting! Kisses.

I hope this helps.
benedict: (reading on a bench)
2017-06-20 05:32 am

(no subject)

I had a lovely trip to Minneapolis to visit Ann Larimer who does not live in Minneapolis but we are the type of people the Mall of America was built for so there we went as if moths to a flame. We walked a lot, got sore feet, and ate gelato.

They got rid of the big bronze Spongebob statue! I guess you never can go home.
benedict: (pugs not drugs)
2017-06-13 11:19 pm
Entry tags:

June's to-do list

  • Go to Minneapolis to see Ann SUCCESS

  • See Wonder Woman

  • See Lego Batman

  • Run [community profile] auexchange (with TDC and Morbane)

  • Write Poirot as a ghost detective fic

  • Plan for [community profile] press_start_comm (videogame exchange) and [community profile] fic_corner (kidlit exchange)

  • ...clean?


Other things I've done this month are small. Like this!

A 10th Kingdom drabble I did for my friend )
benedict: (ozma)
2017-05-30 08:01 pm

Free Fic Exchange Ideas

From your friendly neighbourhood niche realizer:

  • Standing Still Exchange - Statues and those who fic them! What IS the deal with Man Fighting Babies Statue and is there angst?

  • Planetary Exchange - A fic exchange of galactic proportions! Astronomy fiction only.

  • Word by word exchange - You can only nominate dictionary words one at a time.

  • Branded Exchange - An exchange solely for big name commercial products!

  • Exchange of Bad Ideas - an exchange devoted to my bright ideas.

No need to thank me.

Did I mention I'm running a new fic exchange now that [community profile] once_upon_fic is done for the year?

Welcome to [community profile] auexchange, a pan-fandom exchange devoted to Alternate Universes. The very best part of this exchange so far has been coming up with AU examples for the faq, including French Revolution Coffee Shop AU for BSG.

I am aided and abetted not just by my pal [personal profile] morbane this time, but also the added crispyfriend goodness of [personal profile] thedevilchicken

Post coming of what I wrote and received for Once Upon and anything else I've forgotten to mention lately.
benedict: (reading looking up)
2017-04-10 07:44 am


I heard they're purging inactive accounts on lj and now, finally, my teenage lost the password and the email 'King Theoden is a woman and Shakira and pregnant' rp journal will be swallowed up by the sands of time.

I unhooked my crossposting to Crantz and continue to not import my entries over here to DW because by god this may be the only way to kill the 14 year old ANGST MOPPET ghost of me that lies locked and warded in the old lj entries. I had that thing since 2001 and I felt the purge of my youth was beginning to weaken. He scratches, demanding to be let free to post about what a deep and big-word using boy he is.

I mean, all the politics and stuff are very important but I'm going to be honest here: I don't fully understand enough to make a strong stance without being positive I'm somehow making an idiot of myself. What I do feel confident about is the potential for sigils drawn in code to eat my past embarrassments.

I don't think there's anything wrong with admitting that you're confused, global news is scary, and you're not an authority on the subject even if you're paying as much attention as you can. And that's global, not just LJ.

Anyway, to any friends taking a renewed interests in their DWs: Hey.
benedict: (owl headtilt)
2017-02-19 06:44 am

Once upon a time there was a fic exchange

Cendrillon ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre | Cinderella - Charles Perrault


  • Cinderella

  • The Prince

What I like about this story: Obviously the metaphor for personal virtue/innate goodness with the unbreakable shoe. I mean, not as a misery story but the fact that she's just such a diamond.

Generalized prompt: I'd love to see alternate tellings of this story, if you want! If there's a version of Cinderella you've wanted to tell for years, here's me asking! Alternate setting AUs totally welcome!

Other prompts:

  • What is life like as a queen after years of abuse?

  • What was it like looking for husbands for her sisters after everything?

  • How did the prince feel when he found out the truth?

  • Does the prince have a name

  • What sort of routines did Cinderella have?

  • "which made her commonly be called Cinder-breech; but the youngest, who was not so rude and uncivil as the eldest, called her Cinderilla" At the end of the tale, she brings up and hugs both her sisters - but I want to know her feelings on this one.

  • What sort of person gets fairy protection?

  • What was it like for the prince to love someone he knew nothing about?

  • Did the prince properly court her once they were together? How did they get to know eachother?

  • How did the prince know he'd found someone so special?

Willie O'Winsbury (English and Scottish Popular Ballads - F.J. Child)


  • Any

What I like about this story: I first grew to like this story from my amusement over how very into Willie the king was. But don't think this means I'm asking for a 'slash or get out' story.


  • Okay clearly the father demanding to see his daughter naked to see if she's pregnant or not is definitely creepy. And then going 'I'll murder him' followed by 'I'll kill him' followed by 'I'd totally fuck him' is even weirder. I'd love to see Janet's thoughts on this whole matter.

  • I noticed that Willie deliberately was like 'I'll have nothing to do with you' at the end - exploration on that?

  • If you can do a funny take on the king's weird crush, that'd be grand.

  • What was Janet's plan? Was she going to run off with Willie?

  • What was Willie's plan?

  • Why was the king in jail in Spain? How did he get out?

  • Do Janet and Willie retun the king's calls?

Bärenhäuter | Bearskin (Fairy Tale)


  • Any

What I like about this story: Obviously it ends on a very grim note, but what interests me is the fact that they both won, in a way. Even if the soldier and the wife were much less happy for it. I like the cleverness.


Generalized prompt: What I'd like to see is other ways this story could have worked out or possibly the adventures of Trash Bear Soldier.

Other prompts:

  • Solutions to damnation

  • Actual romance between the soldier and his future wife

  • The saving of the wife's father

  • Saving the sisters

  • Life as a bearman

  • Why would you make a literal deal with Satan?

  • Explaining that no, he's not Donkeyskin

  • What if he'd been Gerbilskin? It'd be like a little toupee.

  • People who were kind despite everything

Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Fairy Tale)


  • Any

What I like about this story: Long story short, as a small blonde child I spent a lot of time in houses I wasn't supposed to as a kid and I've identified strongly with Goldilocks ever since. Even though I never stole anything or broke a chair, I DID once turn on someone's treadmill and probably inspired years of ghost stories. ALSO I do not want Goldilocks to die, please.


  • What did Goldilocks get up to next?

  • Had Goldilocks also broken into other famous fairy tales?

  • What sort of life leads a bunch of bears to living in a little cottage. Is there actually a bear society? Did they eat the previous owners? What is the bear economy.

  • Goldilocks and Baby Bear meet out in a coffee shop years later and discuss things (I DID just suggest a coffee shop au)

  • How do you human-proof a house?

  • What's bear porridge like anyway, is there lots of honey and berries? (I'm making mysef hungry)

  • In the original fairy-tale it's actually an old woman who possibly goes to jail for vagrancy - what sort of life is Goldilocks leading? Can this tie back into another encounter with the bears?

benedict: (fiction: two girls reading)
2017-02-07 02:07 am

by the power of grayskull

I'm enjoying the 'no pants allowed' rule on He-Man and She-Ra.

I tried out the newest Ninja Turtles cartoon! Things I liked:

  • The turtle designs are very pleasing

  • So is Splinter. Seriously, this is the best Splinter I've ever seen.

  • The combat was great

As for the rest I was like 'Why is Donatello's voice so familiar?' (He's Yakko Warner), the human-humans look like they need work, and I'm not sure yet how I feel about the emoji-type animation styles the faces keep doing.

Also right now I'm watching The Deep which I have the comics of (but haven't had a chance to read yet) and so far I'm enjoying it. I think it's going to get good as it goes on. The premise (a family of deep sea explorers) tickles the part of my brain that enjoys this sort of thing. And I like the dad's design a lot.
benedict: (hovercats)
2017-02-04 07:07 pm

These shows are magical

I'm 31, which means I narrowly missed the window when He-Man and She-Ra were all over tv when I could form memories. But now that they're on netflix, I'm finally getting to experience them!

I love the designs (Pastel barbarian aesthetic where no pants are allowed), but He-Man really throws me for a loop whenever I try to guess what the character will look like from the name.

Trust me and google 'Ram Man.'

He bounces.
benedict: (chrestomanci)
2017-01-25 01:21 am

Worldbuilding Exchange Letter!

Hi! I'm Rosencrantz on ao3 and it is my pleasure to be gifted by you. Thank you very much!

I chose fanfic and meta for all of these - whatever form you want to give me the worldbuilding in is fine!

What I like: Spooky, adventure, details, exploration of concepts, families.
What I do not want: Rape, incest, underage. Grim endings.

I hope these prompts help!

Fandom: Dinotopia - James Gurney

Worldbuilding: Urban Legends and Tall Tales (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: Pets and Pet Care (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: Grief and Mourning Rituals (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: Culture of Megafauna (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: History Lessons (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: The Future (Dinotopia)
Worldbuilding: Celebrities & Fame (Dinotopia)

Original Character(s) (Dinotopia)

What I'm looking for here: I chose fanfic and meta, and I'd just love to see the answers to some of my questions - I prefer the utopic nature of Dinotopia to a cynical view of it. If you happen to be a dinosaur nerd, hit me with facts! I'd love to learn more through entertainment.

Obviously I'd be just as happy with a article-type gift as I would be with a story!

I chose original characters because more freedom but if you want to use the Denisons or even characters from the side books, please feel free. I have no preference and I'm happy with whatever you create!


  • What do dinosaurs think go bump in the night?

  • Who are folk heroes to the people of dinotopia?

  • What are strange things they believe - like us and alligators in the sewers and phantom passengers?

  • What sort of pets do they have/what's considered good pet care in Dinotopia where so much of the world has a voice?

  • What is a funeral like in Dinotopia?

  • What do you do if you've lost someone?

  • What is body disposal like for immense animals?

  • What is it like for the rainy basin dinosaurs?

  • We know a great deal about dinosaur culture - what is it like for the mammoths and their ilk up in the mountains? What's unique to them?

  • Who are important Dinotopian historical figures and events?

  • What would future students be taught?

  • What happens when planes and satellites make it easier to find Dinotopia/meet the Dinotopians/rescue castaways?

  • Who are the movers and shakes of Dinotopian culture? In any era?

Fandom: Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Main Video Game Series)

Worldbuilding: History Lessons (Pokemon Video Games)
Worldbuilding: Ghosts and Paranormal (Pokemon Video Games)
Worldbuilding: Early co-existence (Pokemon Video Games)
Worldbuilding: Conspiracy Theories (Pokemon Video Games)
Worldbuilding: Bizarre Pokedex entries (Pokemon Video Games)

Original Character(s) (Pokemon Video Games)
Original Wild Pokemon Character(s) (Pokemon Video Games)
Original Pokemon Trainer(s) (Pokemon Video Games)
Mimikyu (Pokemon Video Games)

What I'm looking for: The games are SO weird. There's bits and pieces of information that you pick up like puzzle pieces for a puzzle you only have a quarter of in the end and sometimes there's parts of other puzzles and you're left there wondering 'wait, cutiefly does WHAT?'

I'd love to know more of this world - through characters you make up, pokemon you want to explore, trainers, and of course some goodass Mimikyu stuff. Any of this is good! I love ghost pokemon, especially. If I had a RL team I'd have a phantump on it. Her name would be Becky. I also love cubones, marowaks, absols, and cleffas. And igglybuffs. Okay, mostly I just really dislike bewear and stufful. I'm sorry if you're a fan of them, I hope you don't hold this against me and we can still be friends.

If you go the meta route - I would love love love a series of pokedex entries included. Or in the story.

However, any way you choose to pursue would be greatly enjoyed. Thank you!


  • What's important historical events in these worlds?

  • What are children taught about existence with pokemon in school? Early meetings? Early training?

  • New pokemon are discovered all the time in-game. Are there events about that? What were the first pokemon to interact with humans? Are there types that are gone now?

  • Ghost pokemon often have certain origins - who were the first of some of them?

  • A ghost story!

  • In at least one game there's ghosts that are not pokemon, but normal human ghosts. Something with that?

  • What are conspiracy theories that people believe in the pokeverse? Anything about a mysterious truck with a legendary under it? A blue pikachu?

  • Legendaries throughout history?

  • Weird pokefax

  • Mimikyu learning/studying about pikachus

Fandom: Pocket Monsters | Pokemon (Anime)

Worldbuilding: Ghosts and Paranormal (Pokemon anime)
Worldbuilding: Employment of Pokemon (Pokemon anime)
Worldbuilding: Dealing with crimes committed by Pokemon (Pokemon anime)
Worldbuilding: Conspiracy Theories (Pokemon anime)
Worldbuilding: History Lessons (Pokemon anime)

Original Character(s) (Pokemon anime)

What I'm looking for: You may say, hey! You already asked for the videogames! And I will say yes, I certainly did! However! I consider these two versions to be very different!

While the games gleefully tromp into weird and disturbing territory, the anime stays firmly in a utopic, kind state even though it will sometimes drift into sadness. In this world, Phantump probably isn't dead children. Froslass won't eat hikers. You will always get home safe.

So I'd like that kept in mind for fulfilments for these prompts.

There's repeat tags in here, so I'm just going to add stuff for the stuff that's unique tagged to this fandom!

Nothing grim for this one, please, but I'm happy with spooky and exciting.


  • You see pokemon in all sorts of jobs in this world - how does reimbursement for their labour work? What are typical jobs? What are unexpected jobs?

  • There's more than one criminal pokemon in the anime - what do you do with a pokemon that's crimed? Are there famous criminal pokemon?

  • In that vein - pokemon as law enforcement!

  • How do you imprison a criminal pokemon, especially the ones that are ghosts or produce so much heat they can melt through anything?

  • Reminder that my previous prompts re: ghosts, conspiracy theories history lessons, apply here too.

Fandom: World of Warcraft

Worldbuilding: Finding Peace (World of Warcraft)
Worldbuilding: Cultural Exchanges (World of Warcraft)

Original Character(s) (World of Warcraft)
No Characters (World of Warcraft)

What I'm looking for in this: A pretty wide range. I'm relatively new to the game, which means I'm devouring lore and headcanons at a rapid pace. And obviously from my character choices I'd be happy with any characters you choose to use! In fact, feel free to use your pcs if you'd like.

I know WoW plotlines usually end in 'and then there was a patch and dragons ate them who were then eaten by giant bugs who they themselves were stepped by by demons' but I'd like if you write a story for it to end on a happy note.


  • There's been peace in the history of WoW. What the heck was that like?

  • How do you make peace with an enemy?

  • Making peace with people who cannot understand you via language to work together

  • Unlikely team ups

  • The future: What if they run out of war to craft?

  • Throughout the year there's festivals everyone partakes in - how do they spread across the different cultures?

  • Which group started pet battles and how did that get spread?

  • What if gnomes brought the peace?

Fandom: The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones

Worldbuilding: Previous Holders of the Post of Chrestomanci (Chrestomanci)
Worldbuilding: History Classes (Chrestomanci)
Worldbuilding: Ghosts and the Paranormal (Chrestomanci)

Original Character(s) (Chrestomanci)
No Characters (Chrestomanci)

What I want out of this: I'm a big fan of how structured magic comes off as in the Chrestomanci books, while still being played very loosely in the narration via light details. This leaves a lot of room for exploration.

I also love ghosts and Chrestomanci Castle sounds ripe for a haunting.

Historical accounts from magic users would also be neat.


  • What have previous Chrestomancis been like?

  • Who was the first?

  • Why was the office established?

  • Important historical differences from this world and our own?

  • How does a magic user deal with ghosts?

  • What sort of poltergeist activity happens with young witches and wizards?

  • What do they do when it's not a young witch or wizard but a dead person?

  • Is Chrestomanci Castle haunted?

  • Is it haunted by a previous Chrestomanci?

  • There's so many worlds - what are scary ones in the history books that previous Chrestomancis have visited?
benedict: (pugs not drugs)
2017-01-24 06:19 pm

'Oh, and I've poisoned the sugar'

I had to make an important announcement to my family today when I realized how at risk I was:

No funko pops for me as gifts, ever.

I understand they're beloved by many but those beady little eyes give me the wiggins and I just realized they were exactly the sort of 'nerd niche object!' that led to my brother giving me batman bobbleheads for years that I quietly rehomed via the thrift shop.
benedict: (comic reading with bearspot)
2017-01-18 08:00 am

X-Men The Animated Series

Storm: "Bring forth a mist to blind their hatred!"

One: I love how she calls out her attacks like a magical girl.
Two: I like the implication she's causing a magic mind attack when all she's doing is making it foggy.
Three: This is why Storm is best and I loved this cartoon.
benedict: An amazingly cute kitten gazes at you. She waves her tiny feet in the air. Her itsybitsy widdle feetsies. (look at her TINY FEET OMG)
2017-01-16 02:03 am

Abstract concepts are hard to put into pictorial form

I'm trying to create an icon for the Alternate Universe Exchange ([community profile] auexchange) and I'm having a devil of a time choosing a picture of what to use for it.

If anyone would notice, I'd just do Batman and change him to a different AU version every week but that's one of those 'funner in theory, not in practice' things'.

And then I thought, Lego Wonder Woman! And then was like "but people would assume this was heavily lego based? I don't know. What do people assume? Are they the youths now? I found a grey hair. I'm no longer a youth."

At least [community profile] once_upon_fic is easy as always. It already has an icon and for each collection on AO3, I choose a different fairytale illustration. This year we're Red Riding Hood!

Nominations start on the 22nd and I'm very excited.

It is also very exciting to look at the list of collections I have mod status on AO3 and seeing Yuletide there at the bottom...
benedict: (discworld)
2016-11-11 08:30 am

Trick or Treat reveals! My excellent gifts and what I wrote!

First off, what I received:

Jeeves and the Great Old One (1292 words) by Lorelei
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: WODEHOUSE P. G. - Works, Cthulhu Mythos - H. P. Lovecraft
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bertram "Bertie" Wooster, Reginald Jeeves
Additional Tags: Humor, ToT: Monster Mash

Bertie joins a jolly new club. Jeeves does not approve.

My comments: This is excellent! They actually manage to make Bertie joining a Cthulhu cult fit the tone of the stories and the word use is so good. So good. What a wonderful gift you should all go read.

One Last Job (301 words) by DesertVixen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV), Poirot - Agatha Christie
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Arthur Hastings & Hercule Poirot
Characters: Arthur Hastings
Additional Tags: Trick or Treat 2016, trick - Freeform, Canon Compliant, Post-Curtain Fic, Supernatural Encounter

Hastings discovers maybe Poirot is not quite gone

My comments: Ah! Yes! If Poirot to become a ghost, this is exactly the first thing he'd do, sort out Hastings' life. Poirot had a romantic heart and a fastidious nature and DesertVixen captures that wonderfully.



What the Cluck? (1426 words) by dreamiflame, Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Unscrupulous Archaeologist, Unscrupulous Antiques Dealer, Haunted Antique, Chicken Ghost
Additional Tags: ToT: Monster Mash, ToT: Extra Treat, ToT: Treat - Freeform, Ghosts, Haunting

Paul thinks his sister Sarah has just brought him another illicit artifact to sell as an antique.

He's so wrong.

My comments: I got overenthusiastic betaing this and was suddenly the co-author. An original fic story about an antiques dealer who really shouldn't sell stolen artifacts. And a ghost chicken.

Janet's Phantom (3796 words) by Rosencrantz
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tonino Montana/Idealized version of Janet Chant, Beginning Julia Chant/Janet Chant
Characters: Tonino Montana, Janet Chant, Julia Chant, Christopher Chant, Millie | Millie Chant
Additional Tags: Ghosts, ToT: Monster Mash, ToT: Chocolate Box, Puppy Love

There's nothing out of the ordinary about ghosts. But when new ones show up, it's time to ask questions.


Tonino loves learning about Janet's world and maybe Janet too. If she needs help, he's there to do his best. And like the heroes in his fantasy books, they don't need magic to bail them out.

My comments: My author made an excellent prompt about the fact that Tonino's fantasy stories in Magicians of Caprona are our world and by relation, Janet's world. So I ran with it. With ghosts, of course.
benedict: (cat peeking)
2016-11-01 10:58 pm

Happy day of the dead, I tried talking to my uncle and grandma and it felt good

So yesterday on Halloween I went in for a surgery (nothing serious, it was just something they couldn't do on me normally because I kept panic attacking) and so most of the nurses had some sort of costume on!

Anyway, for the spinal part a nurse was holding me in place/trying to get me to relax my shoulders and he had a bandanna with devil horns on it. As they did a drug in the iv and the world went swirly, I said: "thanks, Satan"

I've been doing gaming in-between homework and World of Warcraft and Yo-Kai Watch have been keeping me pretty occupied.

I'm really enjoying Yo-Kai Watch! I was going to put this part on my gaming tumblr but I don't remember my tumblr password and I'm on a computer not logged into it. So enjoy it here.

The premise is you're a kid looking for bugs for their school collection and you accidentally free a yo-kai who decides to become your butler and get you to make friends with others. Then sinister stuff starts happening.

It's close enough to pokemon I know what to do, but it's also got a lot in common with a favourite game series of mine, Professor Layton (same developer) and it turns out that the protagonists you choose at the start are actually different. The boy is goofy and the girl is a straight man so if I want to replay, I can do it as the other and get a different experience.

I'm having trouble with a boss battle right now but I think I can lick it. It's a giant pigman who fights you while naked elderly men dance behind him in a bathhouse.

I'm trying to take his underwear.
benedict: (pugs not drugs)
2016-10-26 07:08 am

Life update. Lupdate.

There's been a pretty serious loss in my family which has resulted in me hiding away in my room for the past few days.

Due to a misunderstanding of someone else drinking most of the whiskey that I'd left out after having a sip (it was blackberry flavoured) my mother thought those days hiding were actually spent drunkenly passed out.

I did get to share with her my first rule of grief! 'Don't get drunk.' I learned from my past that has never, ever helped anything.

My second rule is never eat or watch a favourite food or movie, in case of associating.

My third is comfy clothing.

I've also gained some new roommates: Mice.

As punishment for being the only apartment in the building without cats, a bunch decided to move in, eat my leftover holiday chocolate which was on a shelf, eat my ramen which was in a drawer, and pee all over my cutlery out of what appears to be totally unnecessary spite.

I attempted to open negotiations with one I saw, failed, and brought in a cat to play the heavy.

Next step: disinfecting every single drawer and some live mouse traps to send them into a new life in the countryside.

The powers that do not be said: He is sad. He needs a distraction.

And then solved it with all the grace of a one legged hippo.