[sticky entry] Sticky: What If? AU Challenge

Mar. 27th, 2017 11:20 pm
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier


Hello! I’m your host, [personal profile] brumeier. It’s my birthday this month, and I decided to treat myself to one of my favorite fic things: an AU! How do I define an AU? For me, it means taking canon characters and making a significant change in their circumstances. This can happen within the confines of canon (canon divergent) or the characters can be dropped into completely different worlds.

Basically, an AU is a fun way for me to see how I can keep canon characters familiar in wholly new surroundings or circumstances. As simple as ‘what if character A had done this instead of character B’ or as complex as ‘character A is now a barbarian with mystic powers’. And everything in between!

Starting April 1st, my lovely co-mod [personal profile] taste_is_sweet and I will be posting a monthly AU challenge here. We’re keeping it nice and simple, so here’s everything you need to know:

We’re multifandom! This challenge welcomes all fandoms, including RPF. All ships, romantic or platonic. I only ask that everyone remains respectful. There’s room for all of us here.

No minimum wordcounts! You can write as little or as much as you want to meet the challenge topic. In fact, you don’t have to write at all. Challenge fills can be fanvids or fanart or whatever outlet your creativity feels like using.

Prompts welcome! We will offer up some suggestions for each month’s theme, and encourage anyone else who wants to do the same. If you have a cool idea for how a particular theme could play out please respond in the comments.

No deadlines! Each month a new theme will be posted, but if you start working on something that takes on epic proportions, you can post it any time.

Must be a joiner! Only members of this community will be able to see posts and leave comments. We want this to be a safe place for ideas to be shared. We will also be cross-posting to LJ to maximize participation.

That’s pretty much it, folks. I hope you’ll be inspired by each month’s theme. I’ll be trying to write something for each one as well because, as I mentioned, I love AUs!

You can post your completed works anywhere, as long as you link it back here. I will compile masterlists for each AU theme. And we can all revel in the loveliness of AUs!

*o*

Update: If you're looking for a beta reader or would like to offer your services as one, please check out this post.

*o*

Challenge #1: No-one Dies Masterlist 

Challenge #2: Cowboy Masterlist 

Challenge #3: Soulmate Masterlist

Challenge #4: Apocalypse Masterlist

Challenge #5: Time Travel Masterlist
vexed_wench: (Fma -  pocket watch & roses)
[personal profile] vexed_wench
Title: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale at Ao3
Written for Challenge: Number One
Fandom: FullMetal Alchemist (2003)
Character |Pair: Edward Elric/Alphonse Elric
Author: Vexed
Words: 2057
Rating: R
Summary: Scar and Tucker are dead and Nina is alive. Al has been back in his own body for a few years. After spending years living on the streets Ed wants to have a normal life. Sadly their past threatens to catch up to them.
Warnings: They are legal aged brothers in a consensual incestuous relationship.
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
The What If? AU Challenge is off to a great start! Thanks to everyone who participated last month, and those that might still be working on their No-One Dies fic.

The May challenge is one that I haven’t been able to get out of my head for some reason: the Cowboy AU!



As always, you are free to interpret this prompt however you like. Some suggestions:
• Cowboys Past: Old West settings with gunslingers and outlaws and all
• Cowboys Present: rodeo riders, cattle ranchers, cos-players, actors in a Western
• Cowboys Future: cowboys in space (Firefly AU), holodeck experiences

If you take a sexy route, keep in mind that May is the Merry Month of Masturbation at [community profile] mmom. You know. In case you want to multitask. ::grins::

So slip on those cowboy boots, plunk your ten gallon hat on your head, and mount up! Yee ha!

If you want to leave a prompt or other inspiration, please do so in the comments.

You’ve got a month till the next prompt goes up so have fun writing!

Please Note: If you post your work to AO3 please be sure to select the What If AU Challenge community.
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
This scene has been in my head for the entirety of this month, every time I thought about this theme. ::grins:: It seems like a fitting end to the No-One Dies prompt.


(Didn't make this, just reposting.)


Reminder: The new AU theme will be going up on May 1st. But you can post a fill for this month's theme whenever you have one. Just make sure you tag it!
kitsune_dream: (charles is a secret fanficcer)
[personal profile] kitsune_dream
Title: All These Broken Pieces Fit Together
Author: [personal profile] kitsune_writes
Fandom: XMFC
Pairing: Alex, Armando
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Word count: 351
Summary: Considering Darwin's powers, I thought what they did to him in the movie was pretty ridiculous. Here's my tiny fix-it for that moment.
Link to fic: Over at AO3
mific: (team AR1)
[personal profile] mific
Title: The Time Zapper (on the AO3)
Author: [personal profile] mific
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Category: Gen
Rating: G
Length: ~5200 words
Warnings: no AO3 warnings apply
Summary:
"Relax, Rodney," Sheppard said. "It's gonna be the TRD. Actually, in the report it's the McKay-Zelenka Temporal Retrieval Device."
Rodney shot him an angry glance. "Not now O'Neill's heard you call it the Time Zapper, it's not."
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
Doctor Nine, how I miss you!

(Didn't create this, snagged it off YouTube.)
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
Some characters are cursed (or blessed, depending on your point of view) with the ability to return from the dead with disturbing regularity. Do they have this ability because they’re immortal, or are they immortal because they have this ability? It’s a head scratcher!

Here are some of my notables:

Captain Jack Harkness, Torchwood: Jack started off on Doctor Who as a fun-loving, time-hopping opportunist, until Rose bonded with the TARDIS. She brought dead Jack (killed by Daleks) back to life. Seemingly forever, because no matter how he dies – and once he was literally blown into tiny pieces – he always comes back. I don’t think it lessens the impact of dying to know it’s not permanent, because ow!

Daniel Jackson, Stargate SG1: Daniel, intrepid archeologist and member of the Stargate program, died so many times on the show that it became a running gag. There were probably as many reasons for his deaths as there were for his resurrections, though I know that Ascension played a part more than once.

Henry Morgan, Forever: We never did find out the mystery of Henry’s immortality before the show was canceled. He’d lived and died and lived again for two hundred years and was always working on the problem of why and how. It was particularly poignant because he lived with an older man that most people assumed was his father but was actually his son.

Charlotte Charles, Pushing Daisies: Chuck, as she was called by her friends, died and her besotted neighbor, Ned, brought her back with a touch. Unfortunately, Ned’s gift is this: one touch brings them back, another kills them. So he saved the life of the girl he loved but now he can never touch her again, even though she’s clearly in love with him too.

Who are some of your favorite characters who have died and come back?
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
Thank you, tigertale7, for reminding me that members might need a place to request a beta reader or offer their services as same.

To help make this easier, in the subject line of your comment please indicate beta needed or beta available.

Keep calm and beta on, AU Explorers!
[identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Picture it: 1986. Everyone sitting around watching the season finale of Dallas, a popular US prime time soap opera. Main character Bobby, played by Patrick Duffy, had been killed off in a car crash the previous season. But in that last ep of the season his wife, who’d since remarried, opened the shower door and there was Bobby, alive and well.



The whole last season, it turns out, had been a dream. And the millions of fans all said WTF? They’d invested time and interest in a whole season that turned out not to mean a darn thing, all because Mr. Duffy’s film career didn’t take off and he wanted to come back to the show.

That’s one way to bring a character back from the dead!

What are some of your favorite methods for bringing a character back from the dead?
[identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com
Title: Hart to Heart
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brumeier
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0
Pairing: Danny Williams/Steve McGarrett
Characters: Steve McGarrett, Danny Williams, Freddie Hart, Kelly Hart, OC child character
Warnings: schmaltzy and schmoopy, mention of injuries received during torture

Summary: After his rescue from North Korea, Steve has to endure both his injuries and the anger of his two best friends. But that doesn't mean something good can't come out of that whole mess.
[identity profile] thesmallhobbit.livejournal.com
Title: Time To Rest
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Thorin Oakenshield/Bilbo Baggins
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Word count: 294
Summary: Nothing says Everyone Lives more than a Hobbit AU.  Thorin is healing, but not as fast as he thinks he should be.
Link to fic: On AO3
nagi_schwarz: (Default)
[personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Title: Murphy's Law
Author: [personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: None (background Jack/Sara)
Rating: FRC
Warnings: None
Word count: ~1700
Summary: A Charlie Lives AU. In which Charlie O'Neill gets a flat tire on the way to his father's promotion ceremony, and he gets help and advice from a kind stranger.
Link to fic: On AO3
[identity profile] nagi-schwarz.livejournal.com
Title: Murphy's Law
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: None (background Jack/Sara)
Rating: FRC
Warnings: None
Word count: ~1700
Summary: A Charlie Lives AU. In which Charlie O'Neill gets a flat tire on the way to his father's promotion ceremony, and he gets help and advice from a kind stranger.
Link to fic: On AO3
nagi_schwarz: (Default)
[personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Title: And Other Yiddish Insults
Author: [personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Fandom: Saving Hope
Pairing: Charlie/Alex
Rating: FRC
Warnings: None
Word count: ~1500
Summary: A Joel Lives AU (because the end of season 3 upset me that much), in which paternity is revealed and Charlie, Alex, and Joel all learn to deal with the consequences.
Link to fic: LJ | AO3
[identity profile] nagi-schwarz.livejournal.com
Title: And Other Yiddish Insults
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz
Fandom: Saving Hope
Pairing: Charlie/Alex
Rating: FRC
Warnings: None
Word count: ~1500
Summary: A Joel Lives AU (because the end of season 3 upset me that much), in which paternity is revealed and Charlie, Alex, and Joel all learn to deal with the consequences
Link to fic: LJ | AO3
brumeier: (Default)
[personal profile] brumeier
Welcome to the What If? AU Challenge! I’m so glad you stopped by!

For the inaugural challenge, my dear friend and co-mod [personal profile] taste_is_sweet has requested the No-One Dies AU.

Not Dead

This gives you free rein to resurrect anyone in any fandom that was killed off in canon.

• How do things change if they never died?
• What if they were only presumed dead?
• What if the other characters discover a way to bring them back from the dead?

There are a lot of possibilities here, so let your imaginations run wild!

If you want to leave a prompt or other inspiration, please do so in the comments.

You’ve got a month till the next prompt so have fun writing!

Please Note: You can post where you want, including Live Journal and the AO3 What If? AU Challenge Collection, as long as you also post a link here.
[identity profile] brumeier.livejournal.com


Hello! I’m your host, [livejournal.com profile] brumeier. It’s my birthday next month, and I decided to treat myself to one of my favorite fic things: an AU! How do I define an AU? For me, it means taking canon characters and making a significant change in their circumstances. This can happen within the confines of canon (canon divergent) or the characters can be dropped into completely different worlds.

Basically, an AU is a fun way for me to see how I can keep canon characters familiar in wholly new surroundings or circumstances. As simple as ‘what if character A had done this instead of character B’ or as complex as ‘character A is now a barbarian with mystic powers’. And everything in between!

Starting April 1st, my lovely co-mod [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet and I will be posting a monthly AU challenge here. We’re keeping it nice and simple, so here’s everything you need to know:

We’re multifandom! This challenge welcomes all fandoms, including RPF. All ships, romantic or platonic. I only ask that everyone remains respectful. There’s room for all of us here.

No minimum wordcounts! You can write as little or as much as you want to meet the challenge topic. In fact, you don’t have to write at all. Challenge fills can be fanvids or fanart or whatever outlet your creativity feels like using.

Prompts welcome! We will offer up some suggestions for each month’s theme, and encourage anyone else who wants to do the same. If you have a cool idea for how a particular theme could play out please respond in the comments.

No deadlines! Each month a new theme will be posted, but if you start working on something that takes on epic proportions, you can post it any time.

Must be a joiner! Only members of this community will be able to see posts and leave comments. We want this to be a safe place for ideas to be shared. We will also be cross-posting to DW and Tumblr to maximize participation.

That’s pretty much it, folks. I hope you’ll be inspired by each month’s theme. I’ll be trying to write something for each one as well because, as I mentioned, I love AUs!

You can post your completed works anywhere, as long as you link it back here. I will compile masterlists for each AU theme. And we can all revel in the loveliness of AUs!

Profile

whatif_au: (Default)
What If? AU Challenge

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 1234 56
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 20th, 2017 03:40 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios