sholio: Autumn leaves (Autumn-leaves 1)
Sholio ([personal profile] sholio) wrote2014-10-05 07:36 pm

State of my h/c bingo card

I figured I'd make an updated post for this, since I've filled quite a lot of my squares now! Just in nothing approaching bingo order. /o\

brainwashing / deprogramming begging surgery skeletons in the closet arrest
severe / life-threatening illness lacerations / knife wounds rape / non-con falling family
hallucinations mutation WILD CARD
(culture shock)
telepathic trauma hiding an injury / illness
sacrifice exhaustion abuse nervous breakdown amnesia
heat stroke cursed tyranny / rebellion runaways tentacles

(ETA: Also crossposted to tumblr, because why not. After I figured out how to do tables on tumblr, which are STUPIDLY HARD and don't show up correctly on the dash. Because tumblr.)

... this year's dark background makes the link text a bit hard to read (in the style in which I'm viewing it, anyway). Lemme know if it's too awful and I'll do something about it.

In any case, I'm doing better than usual at filling up squares, but I'm also not aiming for a specific bingo, just writing whichever squares strike my fancy, so they're all over. I'm starting to be tempted to go for a blackout this year. I've never achieved one, and while the odds are still pretty low (I've only written 9/25 squares, with 3 months to go, 1 month of which I'll be traveling and probably not writing much) it's more achievable this year than any of the years to date.

And I really feel like I can write most of the remaining squares! I might not have specific ideas, but I seem to be in an unusually flexible fandom as far as doing weird/difficult squares. I'm generally pretty monofannish, and for the last couple of years I've been trying to write the card for White Collar, which is pretty restricted in terms of possible plots unless you go completely AU. The MCU, though, lends itself to just about ANYTHING with very little tweaking at all.

I think it's kind of funny that this was the card I had initially looked at and found myself uninspired, because it's turning out to be a very fun card for me to work on.

I'm also just 2 squares away from a straight-line bingo on a couple of different lines I think I could do without breaking my brain too much. I particularly like the vertical bingo at far left ("hallucinations" and "sacrifice" both look like really fun squares to write) and I could also do the bottom-left-to-top-right line that includes the wild card space, so I really only have to write one prompt ("arrest") for that one.


Anybody want to toss me some ideas for the remaining squares? Anything in particular you might like to see? MCU and White Collar are still the main fandoms in which I want to write at the moment (and yeah, I actually DO think I can write White Collar again, after taking a break from it).
veleda_k: Maria Hill from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU- Maria Hill)

[personal profile] veleda_k 2014-10-06 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Telepathic trauma should have some possibilities in the MCU, it seems. Maybe Clint after the Avengers. Or Selvig. But those aren't character you usually write, so I'll try to find you something else.

I mean, if we're going for my favorite characters, I'd love to see a Natasha fic for tyranny/rebellion. But it would work equally well for Bucky. And, man, you could slot pretty much any of the MCU heroes into the sacrifice slot, whether based on a canon act (Tony delivering the nuke), or something original to the story.

(And if you were interested in brainstorming about White Collar AUs, there's a lot here to be jumping off points. But only if.)
recessional: bare-footed person in jeans walks on log (Default)

[personal profile] recessional 2014-10-07 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
which is for me to imagine a less depressing AU and then write that. While still envisioning the original version as the "real" version

This is basically what the Camelot AU for the CA crew is, actually. Because "really", I . . . don't think Peggy would catch Bucky's descent and things would end the bad way. But I have no interest in writing that story, whereas the story that results in five amazing daughters is entertaining for when I'm playing with babies and need something to keep me from dying of boredom.