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* Look look, someone made me Geno icons! I think I'm snagging numbers 1 and 5 for immediate use, but if anyone wants to nab any of the others, I am happy to share. :)

* Someone asked for Spike/Buffy prompts, and I am trying to oblige, but SO MUCH Spuffy fic has been written, and I'm having trouble thinking of things I haven't seen. Most of what I'm coming up with is either verrrry Snick specific (for example, a/b/o) or things that are not new ideas, but that I just want new treatment of. I was not happy with a lot of Spuffy fic at the time for it treated their dynamic, but now I'm a lot more able to put my finger on things that bother me, most of which boil down to Spike being predatory towards Buffy and the fic treating that as both okay and IC for Buffy to put up with.

But "Write this premise lots of other people have written, only better" leaves something to be desired as a prompt. I think this person may very well end up with a space AU as one of their prompts.

(If it turns out the person with that request is on my flist, I'm going to be very amused.)

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comment here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)

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apgeeksout
Dec. 11th, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Eh, unless it's a very specific entire plotline that you're prompting with, there's always the chance lots of other people have already written it - especially in a fandom as big as the Whedonverse. Maybe leave off the "only better" ;) but fans who've read/written one version of a story will still happily read others.

I can't even tell you how many "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" episode-tags or variations on "everyone has lingering trauma after Iron Man 3", and even now, on the rare occasion new fic like those crosses my path, I'm still all over it.
rahirah
Dec. 11th, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I have a lot of fun writing "turn this trope on its head" fic at times. I guess it depends on the trope, and whether you like it or not to begin with. Maybe if you pick out a specific scenario and do "This is usually written as X, but I've always wondered what it would look like as Y?" Like, soulbonds as a creepy, intrusive and horrible thing that Spike and Buffy have to ESCAPE in order to have a happily ever after?
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