?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile Previous Previous Next Next
Trope Bingo round 3 - athene
deinonychus_1
deinonychus_1
Trope Bingo round 3
So, clearly I am *completely insane*, because I've signed up for round three of Trope Bingo. I'm choosing to blame clea2011 for being competitive at me ;-)

Rather disappointingly, it looks like about nine of the squares on my new card are exactly the same as the squares on my first card. But on the plus side, my new card has Food Porn (for which I got bitten by a particularly rabid bunny earlier this week)! But dammit, they've given me Chosen Family *again*! Is the world trying to tell me to write Hercules/Pythagoras or something? And I had absolutely no idea what to do with Rites of Passage/Coming of Age the first time, what makes you think I have any idea what to do with it now???!!!!

Actually, at least two of the duplicate squares from the previous card I already have WIPs for, so I suppose I can transfer those to the new card and start filling the one that I can actually get *points* for, rather than just filling in the old one for the sake of OCD completion.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Here's the card. Now, how to combine this with my hc_bingo card for the maximum amount of points...?



marriage
E-book cover (Primeval)
au: supernatural
Athos After Dark - wallpaper (The Musketeers)
coming out (of the closet)
Going For It (Primeval)
unexpected friendship food porn
The Taste of Home (Atlantis)
kidfic
A Proper Family (Atlantis)
au: other
Western AU - graphic (The Musketeers)
epistolary reunion
Stay With Me (Primeval)
chosen family
A Million Little Things (Atlantis)
trust and vows
Sure (The Musketeers)
poor communication skills
Arthur!kitten's Angst - wallpaper (Merlin)
hurt/comfort
Desperate Measures (Atlantis)
virginfic
It's Always the Quiet Ones (Atlantis)
trapped in a dream
Waking Nightmare (Atlantis)
au: royalty / aristocracy / feudal snowed in
Winter Nightmare - wallpaper (Primeval)
au: fairy tale / myth forbidden fruit
Temptation - wallpaper (Atlantis)
road trip
(wip)
character in distress
Knight in Shining Armour (Primeval)
sex pollen
The Red Pollen Incident - wallpaper (Atlantis)
deathfic
(wip)
amnesia rites of passage / coming of age


Tags:

25 comments or Leave a comment
Comments
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 18th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay!

Oh dear, let me HELP you...

Rites of passage. Well, for that one you can do a sequel to the Arthur!kitten fic. In which he can't change back into a human until he's gone through some sort of rite of passage, which may involve chasing a mouse or generally being adorable.

Chosen family - no you don't need to write Herc/Py if you don't want to. Arthur!kitten has chosen his family, which is obviously Merlin, and sleeps contentedly and cutely on the hearth all day (pausing to have the odd angst) until the sun goes down and he turns back into a human so that he and Merlin can have lots of angsty sex till the sun comes up and he's a kitten again.

I'm helpful, aren't I? Do you want me to tell you how you can fit the other squares to Arthur!kitten fic? *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 18th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
And obviously Arthur!kitten would have Poor Communication Skills, what with being a kitten and all... :-)

I sense you may have an ulterior motive here, though *suspicious look*
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 18th, 2014 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're absolutely right! He would! OMG, that's the best idea yet! Imagine him waving his little paws around trying to communicate that there's a big monster outside and everyone just thinks the little kitty is being soooooooooo cute and adorable. And cross. Write it. Or I will cry now that you've suggested it!
Ulterior motive? Moi? Oh no, I'm just trying to help you... *beams angelically*
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: January 19th, 2014 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I might cry too if that doesn't get written! Kittens! They were so wee and adorable!!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
D1 must write this for us. Otherwise there will be floods of tears and we will be sad. Think of Arthur!kitten sitting there unable to speak (which is a terrible thing when you're a stroppy, pampered prince used to everyone doing exactly what you say all the time and now all you can do is hack up a furball), waving his little kitten paw!
D1, think of your poor deprived friends who want to read about the KITTENS!!! \o/
It's KittenVerse!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 19th, 2014 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)
D1, think of your poor deprived friends who want to read about the KITTENS!!! \o/

I'm not entirely certain that 'deprived' is the word I would have used in that sentence... ;-)
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
But... but... I've had big dental surgery and am suffering, and Celeste has had deep winter snows to contend with. We need Arthur!kitten to make us feel better. Indeed, ALL the kittens when Merlin finds he can't change them back.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 19th, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
She clearly meant depraved *g*

Good luck with the card! Please marry Connor and Ryan. Thank you!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 19th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
You lot are getting very demanding! :-)
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 19th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to keep up with HER or SHE will get all the fics :D
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who's SHE, the cat's mother? Oh no, that'll be D1 won't it? *g*

Gotta get in quick with the prompts and the requests - sometimes it works (though in truth it does work a lot better on Celeste than on D1! *g*)
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 19th, 2014 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort* Well, we have to try :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 20th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right, don't say I never do anything for you!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 20th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
KITTENS!!! :D
Thank you :D
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: January 18th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'd think that they'd keep a record of what cards/prompts people who have played in previous rounds have had (or at least say that if you have played in a previous round, and if you show them your previous card) they would be able to not duplicate...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 18th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
It would be useful! I was ready for there to two or three duplicates from the previous card, but nine seems excessive. What's more annoying is that most of them are duplicates that I either didn't fill in the first card because I had no idea what to do with them, or else prompts that I really struggled to fill, and will struggle even more to fill for a *second* time! *headdesk*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 18th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe try messaging them to say you've got a lot of duplicates on your card and could you have another?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 18th, 2014 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've just trawled through the rules and FAQs, and I'm not sure that's allowed just because of duplications. I've also just glanced at Clea's second card and that looks like it's got about four or five duplications from her previous card as well.

I think the total list of tropes is about 75, so on a card with 25 squares you're going to expect *some* duplicates. I just thought nine seemed a lot. :-(
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 18th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a pity. But I suppose you're right, with such a small list of tropes it would be hard to avoid duplications even when they're picked randomly.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd just come here to say that I've checked and 7 of mine are the same as last time, so I think it's probably fairly common. I've already filled one of the duplicates.
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: January 19th, 2014 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay!!! I see you've got fairy tale!! Obviously that is my favorite. Of late, anyway. *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 19th, 2014 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, unfortunately fairy tale AU is one of the ones I'm looking at and thinking, what the hell do I do with that???!!!

In fact, there are entirely too many AU squares, I don't like writing AUs!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, fairy tale au is great fun. I'm going to enter one I'm doing in the Merlin Big Bang this year, as I think it can hit the target.
Oh! You could do Dick Whittington! Guess who I'm going to put forward as the cat?! *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 19th, 2014 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but I don't write AUs! Except for when trope bingo squares force me to do so (and my veto this time was the same as last time - High School AU, which I hate with a passion!).

I can't possibly imagine who you might want to be a cat right now...

clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 19th, 2014 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I didn't think that I did, but you know what? That Merlin High School AU thing I did is the 4th most popular story I've got on A03, beaten only by omegaverse (as everyone on A03 is only interested in porn) and that novelty epistolary thing. So I don't feel so icky about it now. So maybe give it a try? It wasn't as bad as I thought, though I am quite shocked that it's liked. Though I've got it again and I have no idea what to write.

You do write AUs. Becker as a slave was an AU. I'm sure I can think of other examples. Oh! Pupverse is an AU. You can do them!!
25 comments or Leave a comment