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Below is my card for the Round 8, 2017 [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This fest encourages the creation of boundary-pushing material that explores what happens when things go horribly wrong and people actually care about each other. Remember, things always go wrong; what matters is how you deal with that. Some of the content may be NSFW. Read the FAQ and rules first. The signup post is here. (See all my 2017 bingo cards.)

I thought this might be an effective way to attract some new readers. It's also useful for developing some of my more danger-prone series.

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. 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.

Warning: One of my readers noted that many of these prompts are "extra dark." I didn't notice it so much because I tend to gauge based on the tone of a given piece. If you're sensitive to just the prompts, you may wish to exercise caution.

Underlined prompts have been filled.



unrequited pining bodyguards mercy killing captivity loss of job / income
hunger / starvation taking care of somebody tentacles strapped to a moving vehicle experiments by evil scientists
secret allies deals with demons WILD CARD falling therapy
insomnia learning to be loved homesickness trapped together forced to hurt somebody
forced body modification accidents loss of home / shelter skeletons in the closet nervous breakdown

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Date: 2017-06-17 06:20 am (UTC)
mirrorofsmoke: Text icon: I can't believe we're still protesting this shit. (Default)
From: [personal profile] mirrorofsmoke
Hmmm. We'd love to sign up for that. I wonder if there's any way we could get them to give us a card in words instead of a card in a picture.

Re: Go for it!

Date: 2017-06-17 06:35 am (UTC)
mirrorofsmoke: Text icon: I can't believe we're still protesting this shit. (Default)
From: [personal profile] mirrorofsmoke
Ok! Logging in on our writing journal to go do that!

Oooh! Lots of good stuff here

Date: 2017-06-17 06:36 am (UTC)
ng_moonmoth: The Moon-Moth (Default)
From: [personal profile] ng_moonmoth
These aren't official prompts, just ideas I'm writing down here for future reference.

Could you keep "skeletons in the closet" in mind for Monster House? I bet they have one somewhere.

"Experiments by evil scientists" clearly has Turq written all over it, but it works well for Diminished Expectations, too.

"Loss of home/shelter", "hunger/starvation", and "homesickness" all fit well in A Conflagration of Dragons.

I can see "secret allies" fitting Fiorenza the Wisewoman.

These are a theme I'm planning to invoke in An Army of One when an appropriate Fishbowl topic shows up: "accidents", "trapped together". "Loss of home/shelter" could go here, too.

Have fun with these!

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Date: 2017-06-17 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mashfanficchick
Just for the record, I didn't have any real problems here (mainly because I noped out as soon as I saw what was what), but you might want to note that--unlike a lot of the fuzzier things we often think of as h/c--a lot of these prompts are super dark. Sorry for the bluntness, but I know how much you care about protecting your readers, so...yeah.

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Date: 2017-06-19 05:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] paynesgrey
You inspired me to do this too. I don't know when I'll have time for it but I'm going to try!

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