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Here is my card for the Spies, Secret Agents, and Noir fest on [community profile] allbingo. It will run from January 1-31.  It features all kinds of espionage and subterfuge.  For a comparison with my current work: An Army of One started out with mostly secret outposts (and we still haven't found that one with the lab animals in it), Frankenstein's Family has the creepy hunter organization sneaking around, the grandmother of Monster House is hiding advanced tech, P.I.E. focuses on a private detective, Polychrome Heroics has a serious spook problem, and the protagonist of Tripping into the Future is hiding from the only other humans around.  (See all my 2016 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


SPIES, SECRET AGENTS, AND NOIR

cover identityspies in a vanthe molespy catsuithoney trap
Everything changed when she found out that she was pregnant in the middle of an incredibly delicate assassination situation.janitor impersonation infiltrationnonviolent confrontationKeep It Safe from Thembrainwashing
dangerous territorytracking device"Is that all you've got?"Out of Ammoprisoners
He elected to use his brain rather than his fists to exit the situation.mission accomplishedShe/he hardly seemed to know the difference between right and wrong any more.injurycovert group with mundane front
mugged for disguisesecretsgizmos and gadgetsTaken into protection by a spy organizationself-destruct

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Date: 2016-01-01 11:19 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Well, Ilyana did promise to go atomic on the bad-guy spies/secret organisation way back when... but god alone knows what square that would fit under? Suggestions, because I've got a few quid left over for sponsorship.

Middle square, second from the bottom row maybe?
Middle square, middle row perhaps?
Although, I'd die laughing if it was first square second row!

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2016-01-01 11:49 pm (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
She is indeed an expert at bricolage, out of sheer necessity.

And yeah, the neutron flux and beta radiation would kill most flash memory for a start and cook off unshielded electronics. You know that trope of the female agent tucking the McGuffin into her bra? yeah, that would do it...she could probably cook microwave popcorn that way. [not really]

I really cannot imagine that Ilyana would even be genetically compatible...after all the reason she's alive is the radicans fungus got incorporated into her genome... so she's technically, not entirely human. And gods alone what the radiation would do to the fetus. However.. there's Blaze...

Re: Hmm...

Date: 2016-01-02 11:25 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
One of the old ways of introducing new DNA into plant cells used to involve a blank .22 cartridge, loaded with crystallised DNA. I kid you not, literally shotgun approach to trans-vectoring.

I very, very much doubt Ilyana has viable ova, they would've suffered significant radiation damage even before she underwent transformation. That said... her turbo-charged DNA repair does incorporate new DNA..that how she underwent transformation, so if it was handed an entire new complete set of chromosomes it would basically freak out rather.

It could in theory revitalise one of the damaged & defunct ova, especially if there was a calcium ion shock that went with it.

On the other hand... it's far, far more likely that if one of Ilyana's cells was to end up in a damaged state, inside Blaze, it would behave rather like a gamete and try to rebuild itself using available DNA [Blaze's] especially if one of the nearby cells was haploid [aka an ova]. it would fuse with that preferentially and could in theory result in a viable foetus. [it would have to be girl though.]

Hmm... now, if Ilyana was to get shot, through-and-through and it hit Blaze while she was fertile. They might find out Blaze is expecting a couple of weeks later... [believe it or not, that has happened, although in the original case the male got shot in the testicles.]

I'm not sure either of them are ready to be mothers though! But it would certainly provide impetus for them to get married. [yes, they've been stalling, despite Ilyana's mother hinting broadly.]

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Date: 2016-01-02 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
I have a 'keep it safe from them' prompt spinning through my brain. It's intense, and beyond that, that square sounds like it might already be spoken for?

I'm also eyeing up that very last square, the 'self-destruct' one, for a prompt about a self-detonator using their ability in a very visibly positive way i.e. taking out a bunker full of illicit weapons safely, without harming anyone including, once they reconstitute, themselves. Oops, and that just segued into positive role model for Boomer/Hadyn territory in my head.

Re: Well...

Date: 2016-01-03 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Think I will claim that square for Tuesday's fishbowl, if the 'Mr. Grenade on the job' prompt works. That is, his being hired for a non-dark assignment disposing of a cache of something otherwise nasty safely. If Spoon, or maybe not Spoon as a whole but someone like Groundhog or Cheersquad acting on their own, gets the idea that hey, Hadyn might have a beneficial thread of contact here, even if it's just e-mail (Vdress? I forget the equivalent term), all the better.

This all depends on whether both self-detonators are eventually okay with the idea. If one or both isn't, I won't ask you to try forcing anything. You know I've been there, tried that, and gotten the brainache to show for it.

(no subject)

Date: 2016-01-02 04:14 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] thnidu.livejournal.com
This doesn't fit with any of your series AFAIK, but "the mole" made me think of The Wind in the Willows...

*laugh*

Date: 2016-01-02 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com
Yeah, that is outside my usual writing range.

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