It's time for the fourth and final OND Promptathon of 2012 - where has the year gone?
First let me say, on behalf of Aingeal and myself, thank you to those who submitted themes for consideration for future promptathons. We had a lot we will definitely be using (more than two year's worth), some we are still thinking about to see if they are general enough and a few we unfortunately won't be able to use because they were either not general enough and/or were too similar to previous promptathons.
The one we are using for November was a result of prompts from several people, so thank you to: sharpiesgal, sageharper, schilling_klaus and annievh.
The theme for Promptathon 11 is:
All prompts must in some way related to holidays. Holidays can be: an actual holiday such a Christmas or Thanksgiving, etc.; an occasion that is celebrated but may not be an actual holiday as such e.g. Halloween, Burns Night, etc.; holidays in the sense of travelling, it could be a summer holiday on the beach, a winter skiing holiday, etc.; or something really simple like a day off from work, either the type that are pretty general (for example the UK has a number of Bank Holidays that aren't related to a specific occasion) or just simply a day off that is specific to a person or a pairing.
For Challenge #11.
Please, please, please make sure, even if you have submitted prompts before that you read the 'PLEASE READ' part of this post to ensure you submit them in the correct way - it will save me a considerable amount of time and effort if you do so. Thank you kindly.
Please reply to this post with a list of prompts for writers/artists to use in their stories/artwork.
The prompts can be:
A fandom and a prompt, e.g. NCIS. ?/?. Dancing
A fandom, a character and a prompt, e.g. Due South. Fraser/?. Books
A fandom, a pairing and a prompt, e.g. The Professionals. Bodie/Doyle. Wine
Just a prompt (i.e. suitable for any fandom/pairing) e.g. ?. ?/?. Flowers
And you can mix and match when submitting, or just submit one type.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ EVEN IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED PROMPTS BEFORE
Please, please, please submit the prompts in the format detailed above, i.e. use the ? to fill the 'blank' spaces and also put the full stop between the 'sections'. This will make it easier for us when we are sorting the prompts. Please don't use dashes or commas or a mixture, it makes life very hard when we're putting together the list of prompts. Please just use full-stops between the sections. Also don't just put the fandom at the top of a list of prompts.
Any prompts not submitted in the correct way will not be included - I'm sorry, but I've asked nicely so many times and yet still people keep on submitting them in different ways. I rarely get tough, I don't want to stifle people, but it takes long enough to compile the master list, I really don't have the time (or indeed the patience any longer) to have to sort out the wrongly submitted prompts. Thank you for understanding.
Please also submit them in 'blocks'. For example if you are submitting prompts for more than one pairing, please keep all the prompts for Pairing A together and all the prompts for Pairing B together - they can all go into the same comment, but it's easier for us when putting the list together if we don't jump back and forth between pairings.
Please also do not use 'in' fandom abbreviations for the name of the fandom. Remember, this is a multi-fandom challenge and whilst it might be obvious to you what the 'in' term is, it's not necessarily going to be thus to Aingeal and myself.
The same applies to squished pairing names, please DO NOT use terms like Gabby or Spander type of thing, again, we won't necessarily know what they mean. (I sometimes get lost in my main fandom when squished up names are used *g*).
Thank you for your help with this.
To remind you:
This is a multi-fandom, multi-pairing challenge for slash or het couples.
Artwork (e.g. wallpaper, icons, banners, etc.) based on the prompts is perfectly acceptable
The theme for the eleventh challenge is 'Holidays'.
Each half of the pair has to be 40+ in the story/artwork, i.e. it doesn't matter if they are under 40 in canon, as long as in the story they are 40 or over.
You do not need to be a writer/intend to write a story/produce a piece of art for this challenge to submit prompts.
You will be able to use your own prompt.
You can submit as many or as few prompts as you wish.
Please feel free to pimp this on your own LJ or in communities if you wish to do so.
You can submit prompts up to the end of Monday 29th October (although in reality this will be 30th UK time to allow for time differences).
Posting of stories/artwork for the Promptathon will begin on 1st November and you have the entire month of November in which to post.