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22 June 2010 @ 05:42 am
travel fair prompts!  
I have some! And the close-eyed reader of the following will spot that I have no imagination and should plan these things ahead rather than listing four in the dying hours of the open period and exhibiting all the imaginative scope of a whelk ;-)

For anyone who ends up wondering, a pademelon is a small wallaby-like animal, often very fat. They will steal your sandwiches if you have a picnic at Wineglass Bay. Here's one I found on the internet: 


And do take a read through the longlist over there: it's FANTASTIC, full of genius ideas. Which I am resisting. Watch me!

#13
Location(s): Antarctica, in the British-, Australian- or New Zealand-controlled territories.
Era: Post-Epilogue
Scenario: As the ice shelves go sliding off into the sea, even the most committed Climate Change denier is finding it hard to pretend there's nothing wrong. But climate scientists are baffled: their models say that none of this should be happening until 2100 at least. Was the science wrong? Or is there something or someone else in play? Chief Auror Harry Potter sets out to investigate and finds himself in a land where you need to touch something every few metres to dispel the static electricity, and penguins develop strange ideas about your boat.
Three Additions: politics, the Gulf Stream, geoengineering
Squicks: Ginny-bashing, schmoopiness, frequent declarations of love, mpreg, boys or men acting like girls in a bad teen film, pet names, the blond and the brunet, overt Americanisms (background ones because the writer is in fact American are fine and easily overlooked), sexual violence of any description, chan, extreme sexual acts, tortured angst of much emodom, and similar.
Maximum Rating: Preferably R, but if you feel you want to go wild and include an NC-17 sex scene, feel free, I will probably just fast-forward through the sex because I am that pure of soul!
Prompt submitted by: blamebrampton

#39
Location(s): Northern Tasmania
Era: Post-Hogwarts, post-War
Scenario: After the war, Draco Malfoy is in search of a career and Aberforth Dumbledore is in search of an apprentice. Convinced that the future of goat farming lies in recapturing bloodlines exported throughout the Commonwealth, Aberforth sends Draco out on a mission to investigate, record and secure the future of rare goat breeds.
Meanwhile, Harry Potter is bored to death with official functions and endless press conferences. After qualifying as an Auror, he decides to take a much needed Gap-not-quite-a-year and do some tramping around the more scenic parts of the world. High on a hill, he meets a lonely goatherd ...
Three Additions: Goats, pademelons, boat
Squicks: Schmoopiness, frequent declarations of love, mpreg, boys or men acting like girls in a bad teen film, pet names, the blond and the brunet, overt Americanisms (background ones because the writer is in fact American are fine and easily overlooked), sexual violence of any description, chan, extreme sexual acts, tortured angst of much emodom, and similar.
Maximum Rating: Preferably R, but if you feel you want to go wild and include an NC-17 sex scene, feel free, I will probably just fast-forward through the sex because I am that pure of soul!
Prompt submitted by: blamebrampton


#131
Location(s): Estonia
Era: Post-Hogwarts, post-War
Scenario: Just get away from it, they said. Go cycling around the Baltic, they said. No one will bother you there ... They are bloody idiots, because anything can happen on the long and winding back roads of a country where potato is the vegetarian option and only Finns can understand the language. And just when you're about to chuck the whole thing in and either head home or waste yourself on cheap Russian vodka, he appears.
Three Additions: folk singing, cycling, cobblestones
Squicks: Schmoopiness, frequent declarations of love, mpreg, boys or men acting like girls in a bad teen film, pet names, the blond and the brunet, overt Americanisms (background ones because the writer is in fact American are fine and easily overlooked), sexual violence of any description, chan, extreme sexual acts, tortured angst of much emodom, and similar.
Maximum Rating: Preferably R, but if you feel you want to go wild and include an NC-17 sex scene, feel free, I will probably just fast-forward through the sex because I am that pure of soul!
Prompt submitted by: blamebrampton

#132
Location(s): Tuscany, preferably Siena or Firenze
Era: Post-Hogwarts, post-War
Scenario: Sane people take Grand Tours. They see sites, are exposed to Great Culture, and follow paths that have been trod for generations. Where Harry went wrong was in letting Ron make their travel plans.
Hermione is doing her best to keep things from descending into all-out madness, but Harry is on the verge of wishing they were back in the Forest of Dean when he spots Draco Malfoy on the other side of the piazza.
Three Additions: comedic language difficulties, Great Art, Chianti
Squicks: Schmoopiness, frequent declarations of love, mpreg, boys or men acting like girls in a bad teen film, pet names, the blond and the brunet, overt Americanisms (background ones because the writer is in fact American are fine and easily overlooked), sexual violence of any description, chan, extreme sexual acts, tortured angst of much emodom, and similar.
Maximum Rating: Preferably R, but if you feel you want to go wild and include an NC-17 sex scene, feel free, I will probably just fast-forward through the sex because I am that pure of soul!
Prompt submitted by: blamebrampton
 
 
 
Dedicated Escape Artist: Clowns!jadzialove on June 21st, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
I know I'm being a terrible enabler, but don't resist!

And your Squicks are made of win, but you forgot: the Slytherin and the Gryffindor... *shudders*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
RESISTING! MUST FINISH WIPs!

I was hoping that might be covered under 'and similar' ;-)
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Libbylibby_drew on June 21st, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Now I want a pademelon. Do they shed?
winstonmomwinstonmom on June 21st, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
Forget shedding!
The question is if they can be potty trained?
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Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on June 21st, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
*lol* You know what? I thought a pademelon is an Australian kind of melon. :) But they are so cute!!!!

I am watching you resisting, Brammers, but you know I am waiting for you to fail. Claiming starts in 14 hours. ;)
Welcome to Ant Countryant_queen on June 22nd, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
They often end up looking like squished melons as they are not particularly bright when it comes to getting out of the path of oncoming traffic. I have heard of Brits keeping them as pets/lawn mowers in backyards, much as one would keep a goat.
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winstonmomwinstonmom on June 21st, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
You are weak! just go claim one and save us the wait :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
Nooooo! Must finish Fathers and other fics! And write best-selling Vampire novel!
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prone to mischief: Macaroonstreacle_tartlet on June 22nd, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
*cough*Bear Grylls!Harry*cough*

*bribes you with macarons*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
MUST FINISH OTHER FICS! Oooh, Macarons ...
dylansbuzz: big girl undiesdylansbuzz on June 22nd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
The prompts for the Travel Fair really are amazing. I have about four c/p into Notepad, trying to decide if I could really do them justice. I think maybe so! :)

blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
I think you could! I would like to see more writing from you!
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not_an_elf on June 22nd, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Pademelons eat quite nicely, particularly in a stew.....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
Surely they'd be fatty compared to wallaby or roo?

And you are to note well that I am not mocking you with that prompt. I am mocking treacle, who belongs in a bookshop but instead finds herself more often in wellingtons ;-)

(If I was going to mock you, there would be elves involved. But I wouldn't, as I think you're ace.)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 22nd, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh if only ...

FIVE Haiti fics, One Fathers, One long chaptered fic only five people read, but they deserve and ending, too, One cracky mpreg, One cracky Lucius and Snape raise a baby, Three half-finished birthday fics, and a partrige in a pear tree!
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lotus_lizzylotus_lizzy on June 22nd, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Haha, had I not already chosen my prompt, I would have chosen one of these. These are fantastic and I hope they are all written :)
Lindralindra on July 6th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
You realise there are Estonians in fandom, right?

I'm not saying this to attack you -- I simply find it curious that the Estonian prompt is the only one where you make derogatory comments about the country, the people who live there, and their language (which has resisted several attempts at extermination by people with similar reasoning to 'only Finns understand it').

And your post-War note troubles me -- do you mean post-*fictional* war, or do you mean post-*actual* war, the effects of which are still felt in Estonia, considering it only officially ended in 1990?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 6th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Of course I do, and there was no intention of being derogatory, it's one of my very favourite countries in the world. But in the 1990s, potato WAS the vegetarian option through most of Estonia, and the language is one of the most complex in all of Europe to anyone expect Finns and Hungarians (and I am told even to them, it's not easy).

ETA: I should be more precise: the vegetarian option available to travellers looking for a quick cheap meal. There's probably a thriving local vegetarian community available for the more organised.

For the post-war, it is a story told through the eyes of Harry Potter or Draco Malfoy, so it's post their war. Similarly, they are the ones who cannot understand the language and who find themselves at a loss. The context here is very definitely theirs.

Edited at 2010-07-06 05:57 am (UTC)
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