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16 September 2007 @ 02:52 pm
Character Study Challenge: Prompts List  
Here it is at last! Thank you to everyone for the wonderful prompts: now begins the real fun!

1. You can enter as many times as you want.
2. Multiple people can use the same prompt.
3. You can use your own prompt.
4. The Challenge will close three weeks time on 6 October, when I will make a masterlist of all submissions, by fandom.
5. You can submit any time between now and the closing date.
6. Your submissions can take the form of fic, meta, vids or other fanart, as long as you can argue that it explores the character and the prompt.
7. Post your submissions as comments to this post. Please title your comment with the relevant prompt, so that they are easy to see.
8. If your submission fits within a comment length (approx 4300 words, I think), then you're welcome to just post it here. However, there is no word limit so if it is longer than this, please post a link to your journal post where the completed work is posted. For vids or art, you may prefer to just post a link in your comment here (although if you prefer to post directly here that's ok too).
9. No WIPs please! Only completed works.
10. All submissions must be new works, specifically for this challenge, not reposted from elsewhere.
11. Anyone's welcome to submit: you don't have to have submitted prompts or ever have participated in a challenge before. Newbies are more than welcome.
12. If you don't want to submit yourself, you can still participate by pimping and, most importantly, leaving feedback on the submissions.

Any questions, just sing out! and HAVE FUN!

I would encourage everyone to think creatively about their responses. Remember that the one prompt may be used by multiple people--it could turn into a fic or a vid. Fics may vary in length considerably--and that's fine! Do not be put off if someone has already used the prompt you're interested in.

If you have written or seen a prompt you particularly want to see a response to, remember to pimp it to your friends and send them over here!

Prompts are listed alphabetically by fandom and then character. Crossovers (something I hadn't anticipated but don't mind including) are listed with the fandom from which the individual character comes. Fandoms that begin with 'The' have been listed under 'T'. RPF prompts are listed at the very end of the list.

Note: If you don't see your prompt in this list, please let me know. I hope I have got all of them, but you never know. ;)

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Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on September 30th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Character Study Challenge: Smallville, Lana Lang, Stendhal syndrome

In China, Lana sees a man sitting on the street. There's a bird cage next to him.

She first assumes that there's also a bird in the cage, but when she steps closer for a better look, she sees a doll instead of a bird, sitting on tiny cushions, dressed in red. The smiling mouth that's painted on the white face is also red, as are the plastic flowers that are all over the cage, acting as house plants between the small furniture, as decorations in little vases. Everything in the cage is very tidy and small and perfect, but what strikes Lana the most is the open door of the cage, the complete absence of lock.

Her blood floods too fast, turning her legs into butter.

"It doesn't cost much," the man says.

At home Lana puts the cage out of sight, but takes the doll out, traces the brush-stroke thin smile. Later she makes a wig out of yellow thread and sets it firmly on the doll's head, covering every dark hair.
abby82abby82 on October 1st, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
I absolutely love this. I've been currently obsessing over Lana's short appearance in 'Bizarro' and this drabble does so much at adding layers to her time in China which I fear will be far too short.

Later she makes a wig out of yellow thread and sets it firmly on the doll's head, covering every dark hair.

This line is perfection. Good Lana-centric stuff is hard to find.
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on October 1st, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope we get to see more of how Lana's life is like in China, but somehow I have a feeling that Smallville just won't bother. But I think that's where fic will come up to the rescue.

I haven't always liked Lana, but I've always thought that she has potential for interesting fic, so I hope we'll be seeing more stuff about her in the future. Meanwhile, I was glad to contribute with my drabble, and I'm glad you liked it.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on October 1st, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Ohhh, interesting! I'm so pleased someone wrote for that prompt. Thanks for contributing!
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on October 1st, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
I was glad to contribute! And the prompt was interesting.
Melissa: Opheliaradioreverie on October 3rd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
This is lovely! Oh, I was so hoping someone would write this.
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on October 4th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! The prompt really caught my eye from the list, so I had to try it out.