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08 September 2007 @ 06:39 pm
Character Study Challenge: Prompts  
Welcome to Stage 1 of the multifandom Character Study Challenge! Prompts accepted here!

Everyone can take part in this stage: all you have to do here is provide prompts. I'll be collecting them on this post until midnight next Saturday, Aus time. I'll then post a collated list of prompts (grouped by fandom/character) on Sunday. You'll then have until Saturday 6 October to complete your entries. You can enter as many times as you like and multiple people can use the same prompts. Using your own prompts is also fine.

There's been some confusion about what form your entries can take. Basically if you can argue that it's a character study, then you can submit it: so that means fic, art, vids, meta, whatever. I imagine most submissions will be fic (drabbles or longer pieces) or vids, but I guess we'll see. :)

Guidelines for prompts:
1. You can post as many prompts as you like.
2. All fandoms accepted (TV, books, movies, RPF, whatever); het/slash/gen all accepted.
3. If you could list fandoms in alphabetical order, that would make my life easier. :)
4. You should only name ONE character. If you want specific other characters included, they should be named in the description prompt.
5. Prompts should take the form: fandom, character, description prompt of up to 15 words. You don't have to include a description prompt--if you just want to name a character who you are interested in, that's ok. But more detailed prompts will provide contributors with inspiration. They can be one word or several, thematic or specific. Here are some examples:

Battlestar Galactica, Sam Anders, post-Crossroads II
Doctor Who, Sally Sparrow
Friday Night Lights, Tyra, family dynamics
RPF, Blur, Damon Albarn, Mali
Smallville, Lois Lane, teenage years growing up on a military base
Smallville, Ryan, what did he see in Lex's mind and why did his feelings about him change?
Supernatural, Dean, death

Spread the word, post your prompts, and send others here too! Let's make this work!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lee smilebop_radar on September 8th, 2007 10:19 am (UTC)
And I'll start with some of mine:

Battlestar Galactica, Lee Adama, conflict
Battlestar Galactica, Kara Thrace, her relationship with art and music
Battlestar Galactica, Lee Adam, in the boxing ring in Unfinished Business
Doctor Who, Sally Sparrow
Friday Night Lights, Matt Saracen's grandma
Friday Night Lights, Tyra, Lyla Garrety really pisses her off
Smallville, Lois Lane, relationship with the Kents
Smallville, Clark Kent, what super-speed feels like
Smallville, Clark Kent, duty
Smallville, Lex Luthor, a moment when he stumbles in his resolve
Smallville, Lillian Luthor
DC: Battlestar Galactica - Lee 2bananainpyjamas on September 8th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so tempted to take you up on one of the Lee studies. But I've vowed not to work on another vid until my long-overdue Sweet Charity one is finished. -.-
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Melissa: The Loversradioreverie on September 8th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Angel, Illyria, going completely haywire in the weeks after Wesley's death
Angel, Lilah Morgan, hating herself under Wesley's judgmental gaze
Angel, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, boarding school and loneliness
Angel, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, listening to music
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Giles, attempting to write a novel and thinking of all his experiences
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike, flashback to William wondering what it would like to be powerful
Battlestar Galactica, Gaius Baltar, entering adulthood
Doctor Who, Sally Sparrow, unrequited love
Friday Night Lights, Jason Street, waking up after the accident
Grey's Anatomy, Callie Torres, self-conscious
Grey's Anatomy, Cristina Yang, nightmares of the car accident that killed her father
Smallville, Chloe Sullivan, justifying unethical journalistic behavior to herself
Smallville, Clark Kent, briefly contemplating suicide
Smallville, Lana Lang, Stendhal syndrome
Smallville, Lois Lane, hiding physical and emotional pain from Clark and everyone
Smallville, Martha Kent, young and rebellious and unable to understand her attraction to Jonathan
Juxtoppozed: cksmilecyborgjuxtoppozed on September 8th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
This sounds like so much fun! (For SV, I broke prompts up using numbered lists b/c I couldn't just choose 1 for each character...)

Heroes, Nathan, on duty
Heroes, Peter, 1) his mother's regard for him 2) the source of all his optimism
Heroes, Claire, Jackie's death

Smallville, Clark:
1) His epiphanies after the bridge accident; and/or that unseen conversation/moment with Lex
2) Thought process upon walking towards the Fortress for the first time (arrival)
3) Clark's thoughts on journalism, why he's resisted really getting into it, hasn't yet cottoned to it
4) Why Clark took out Nietzsche from the library (and/or, why he reads those pop-psychology books)

Smallville, Lex:
1) Lex's guilty pleasures (besides Warrior Angel)
2) His typical week--in terms of diet
3) Lex's favorite philosopher(s)
4) Hidden: news of Clark in the hospital, Lex's thought process
5) Lex's thought process as he plans the events of Mortal (or any other off screen plan)

Smallville, Lois:
1) Her first cigarette
2) A scene with her father and Lucy
3) Lois and her thoughts on powerful men
4) Why Lois is a cynic and so unstructured
5) Unseen conversation with Inquisitor editor about her first piece

Smallville, Lana:
1) How/why/when she developed the equestrian hobby
2) Why she loves russian literature, art and Metropolis and how that fits into always staying in/returning to Smallville
3) Why she could never connect with Nell
4) Lana's thoughts on Chloe (living with Chloe, Chloe as her main girlfriend, etc)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lana :Dbop_radar on September 8th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
I nearly wrote one on Clark and journalism too! :) And I love the Nietzche one. ;)

These are brilliant! Thank you!
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brokenmnemonic: Hidingbrokenmnemonic on September 8th, 2007 12:15 pm (UTC)
I'll have a go at this...

Battlestar Galactica, Samuel T. Anders, personal loyalty vs responsibility
Battlestar Galactica, William Adama, inherited faults
Battlestar Galactica, Kara Thrace, duty and religion
Battlestar Galactica, Laura Roslin, fate

Heroes, Bennett, family and duty

Smallville, Lois Lane, preconceptions and first impressions

I'm not promising to answer any of these prompts, mind ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois smirkbop_radar on September 8th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! :) And that's just fine. Hopefully someone will answer them for you. *g*

For Heroes, you mean Noah Bennett (Claire's dad), yes?
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dexterbop_radar on September 8th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Ohh, nice Dexter prompt! ;) (I must remember to put it Dex ones too!)
I like your SV ones too. :)
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Melissa: Reflejo Lunarradioreverie on September 8th, 2007 01:48 pm (UTC)
À rebours, Des Esseintes
A Room With a View, George Emerson
Doctor Who, Martha Jones, indulging in fantasies about saving the Doctor's life
Fahrenheit 451 (novel), Clarisse McLellan
Firefly, Simon Tam, feeling claustrophobic on Serenity
Flight of the Conchords, Mel, escapism and depression
Holiday, Linda Seton, on the ship and wondering if she made the right decision by following Johnny
House, Dr. Wilson, wondering why he stays at PPTH
Love in the Time of Cholera, Florentino Ariza
Maurice, Clive Durham
Nancy Drew (1930s books), Nancy Drew, hating expectations
Nancy Drew (1930s books), George Fayne, realizing she is a lesbian
Orlando, Princess Sasha
Pan's Labyrinth, Ofelia
Persona, Elisabet Vogler, listening
Picnic at Hanging Rock, Sara, missing Miranda
Rebecca, Rebecca de Winter, the night of her death
RPF, Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, feeling much younger and more naive than the rest of the band on their first proper tour
RPF, Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood, young and shy and secretly wishing the band would let him join
RPF, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, dealing with stress and thinking the house in which they are recording is haunted
Sense and Sensibility, Marianne Dashwood
Smallville, Clark Kent, starting to fall in love with Lois yet resistant to the thought
Smallville, Lois Lane, constantly worrying about her sister
Smallville, Lois Lane, worrying about Clark after his father's death
The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood, relapse
The Darkangel Trilogy, Irrylath
The Double Life of Véronique, Weronika, joy of singing
The Famished Road, Azaro
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Basil Hallward, idolizing Dorian
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sybil Vane, devastated after Dorian tells her he no longer loves her
The Secret Garden, Mary Lennox
The Time Traveller's Wife, Henry DeTamble, always worrying that happy moments will be interrupted
The Turn of the Screw,
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, May Kasahara
To the Lighthouse, Lily Briscoe
Vertigo, Judy Barton
Wings of Desire, Cassiel, wondering at Damiel's decision
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Sally Sparrow coffeebop_radar on September 8th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Beautifully formatted, thank you! *hugs*
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Maren: The Office: Dwight is a Pilotmarenfic on September 8th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Alias, Jack Bristow, family man
Angel, Cordelia, coming of age
Angel, Gunn, getting it done
Arrested Development, George Michael, sharing a name with George Michael
Arrested Development, Lucille Bluth, mastermind
BSG, Dualla, post Crossroads
BSG, Kara Thrace, relationships with cylons
BSG, Racetrack, backstory
Bourne (movie series), Marie, leaving it all behind
BtVS, Buffy, being in Faith's body in S4
BtVS, Faith, what's she doing post-Chosen and how does she feel about the spell in Chosen?
Dead Like Me, George, learning to give a shit
She's the Man, Olivia, what's she thinking when she finds out the Sebastian she fell for is a girl?
She's the Man, Viola, girl on a boy's soccer team
The Office, Dwight, Battlestar Galactica fanfic writer
The Office, Stanley, life away from Dunder-Mifflin
The Office, Toby, dating after a divorce

Anoel: office dwight heroes by zuppitanoel on September 9th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
I would *die* of happiness of anyone does the Dwight as a BSG fanfic writer. That'd be hilarious.
Everywhere and Nowhereallzugern on September 8th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Kara, what would it have been like if she could have loved Leoben

Clark Kent, what love is
Lex Luthor, where has he failed in finding friendship
Lana Lang, what was the path not taken that she most regrets

Dean Winchester, on self-sacrifice and self-worth
Sam Winchester, on how his angry split from John affected Dean
Sam Winchester, on loyalty
slinkling: Slinkling (tomato/lips)slinkling on September 8th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. SO much shiny here already. I just have to play too.

BtVS, Andrew, what he wants to be when he grows up
BtVS, Tara, power
BtVS, Xander, "That's really super, Supergirl."
Due South, Fraser, what's pure
Due South, Kowalski, identity
Smallville, Clark, fragility
Smallville, Clark, Earth
Smallville, Lana, meteor rocks and how they've affected Lex
Smallville, Lex, the sky
Smallville, Lex, trust
Smallville, Lillian, why she married Lionel
Smallville, Lillian, Lex's early childhood
Smallville, Martha, Clark's early childhood (and discovering his powers)
Smallville, Pamela, observations of Lillian

(I could probably go on and on and on. But I think I'll stop there.)
wisteria: bsg - kara - pyramid grinwisteria_ on September 8th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
Battlestar Galactica, Lee Adama, how do you stay cool in that uniform when you're so hot?
Battlestar Galactica, Kara Thrace, how the hell do you restrain yourself from jumping his bones 24/7?
Battlestar Galactica, Kara Thrace and Lee Adama, why are you two not together yet, I mean COME ON!

Oh, wait. You wanted SERIOUS prompts. Oops! Hang on....

30 Rock, Liz Lemon, career vs. biological clock.
Battlestar Galactica, The Final Four, reconciling the past.*
Battlestar Galactica, Lee Adama, the moral compass of the show.
Battlestar Galactica, Bill Adama, Kara Thrace's relationships with his sons.
Before Sunset, Celine, risk.
Doctor Who, Martha, The Doctor vs. being a doctor.
Friday Night Lights, Smash Williams, the family's future on your shoulders.
Friday Night Lights, Tami Taylor, the importance of community.

*Can the Final Four count as one? If not, then the same prompt for all four of them.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Karabop_radar on September 9th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
*giggle* Funny prompts are JUST FINE! (No, really!)
Enderenderwiggin24 on September 8th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
smallville: shelby, the clex relationsship through shelby's eyes :)

*runs and hides, coz i should pack my luggage for france next week :D*

if we don't talk again, bye boppy!!
see you in two weeks!
fruitsome: q_bark barkgrapefruitzzz on September 8th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
BSG, Baltar tries a different Cylon.
BSG, Lee hears of his brother's engagement.
BSG, Lee vows to be more spontaneous.
BSG, Kara comes back different.
BSG, Sam, pute Lee in a detention cell.

Doctor Who, The Master, steering.
Doctor Who, Martha, telephone.

Smallville, Lex uses his superhealing power for good.
Smallville, Chloe uses her new power for bad.
South Park, Kenny & Butters open a shop.

wow, this is harder than writing the things!
Melissa: Thom - blue shirtradioreverie on September 8th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
RPF, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Thom and Jonny wandering through a city on a night off during a particularly stressful tour
Denise: Reporterkdsch123 on September 8th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
ooh...these prompts are awesome...everyone put up such great ones so far - can't wait to write some!

Battlestar Galactica, Laura Roslin, death, afterlife
Smallville, Martha Kent, satisfaction
Smallville, Lex Luthor, isolation
Smallville, Lionel Luthor, regret
Smallville, Lana Lang, cause and effect
Smallville, Lois Lane, choices
Smallville, Chloe Sullivan, reality
Smallville, Clark Kent, direction and destiny
Supernatural, Mary Winchester, on Sam's conception, price
Supernatural, John Winchester, sacrifice
Supernatural, Ellen Harvelle, letting go
Supernatural, Bobby Singer, loyalty

red gone wrongscarletts_awry on September 9th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, death
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Faith, high
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles, change
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg, knowledge
CSI:NY, Adam Ross, hero worship
CSI:NY, Danny Messer, everything that dies someday comes back
CSI:NY, Don Flack, loyalty
CSI:NY, Mac Taylor, going to the dark side
CSI:NY, Sheldon Hawkes, faith
CSI:NY, Stella Bonasera, trust
Doctor Who, Martha Jones, faith
Doctor Who, Martha Jones, strength
Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, moving on
Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor, loss
Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor, power
NCIS, Abby Sciuto, details
NCIS, Jen Sheppard, revenge
NCIS, Jethro Gibbs, revenge
NCIS, Tim McGee, self-confidence
NCIS, Tony DiNozzo, overcompensating
NCIS, Ziva David, trust
Stargate: Atlantis, Elizabeth Weir, hard decisions
Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard, the beauty of speed
Stargate: Atlantis, Rodney McKay, teamwork
Stargate: Atlantis, Ronon Dex, loss
Torchwood, Ianto Jones, letting go
Torchwood, Jack Harkness, control
Torchwood, Toshiko Sato, knowledge