Tired of the same old prompt lists for fanfiction or fanart? Well here's a new set, all shiny and waiting for your attention. Why, you ask, choose 64 prompts, instead of 25 or 100? Because 64 is 8 squared, and everyone knows that 8 is a fabulous number (as is 64).
The Theme List
1. 2 a.m. 2. metaphor 3. sky 4. lost scene 5. degrees 6. seize the day 7. opposite 8. passions run 9. connection 10. lull and storm 11. animal 12. children 13. we all float on 14. chess 15. duty 16. rip 17. missing time 18. crest 19. itch 20. explode 21. rise 22. crumble 23. range 24. fight/flight 25. acid 26. color 27. give 28. needle 29. locks 30. slope 31. correspondence 32. linger 33. charm 34. roads 35. hunger 36. reciprocity 37. kind 38. fruity 39. half-life 40. comedy of errors 41. tragedy 42. hope is the thing with feathers 43. empire 44. turpentine kisses and mistaken blows 45. rings 46. dust 47. every you, every me 48. project 49. adore 50. murmur 51. above 52. below 53. incalculable 54. wire 55. landslide 56. the beginning is the end is the beginning 57. door 58. enemy gate 59. stone 60. bright 61. stories 62. chime 63. laugh 64. hold
HOW IT WORKS Pick a fandom or two or ten. Pick a pairing or five or sixty-four. Or just pick one single character and run with it-- there's no rigid rules here. Use the prompt list to inspire fanfiction or fanart, and when you complete an individual theme, post it! There are no claims; claims would mean only one person per fandom and my god how boring would that be?
SPECIFICS: Canon characters or places, original characters, OCs with fandom characters, crossovers between two fandoms, AU stories and songfics are all acceptable. Same with fanart. Fanfiction can range from drabbles to whole fics to single sentences. Themes may be posted in any order; they are not chronological.
Feel free to mix and match fandoms while working through the list-- you can come up with 64 drabbles about Doctor Who or you can have one theme for DW, the next theme for Naruto, and the theme after that for The Matrix.
MEDIA Icons aren't allowed, but you can mix and match media, doing fanart, fanfiction, or both. Manips count as fanart in my book. Though if you wanted to use the list for icons or other stuff and then post it at your own journal and say you got the list from 64damn_prompts, then by all means do so! :g: The list itself is free once it's out there; I just want the comm postings to be fanfiction or fanart.
DEADLINES There is no time limit to this challenge but the time limit your own terrible horrible no-good superego elects to set upon your shoulders.
INTERPRETATION How you interpret the theme is up to you! It can be an idea, a title, a spoken piece of dialogue, and action, a motif... whatever it inspires in you.
TAGS Please tag your entry with the theme[s] and fandom[s].
POSTING Only fic/art may be posted to the community. (Advertisements for other communities will be deleted.) You may use fake cuts, but you must have the correct subject and header information as well as a link to its actual location.
Subject line: Title (fandom, pairing, challenge #)
LJ-cut: Anything longer than a paragraph and ALL artwork must be put behind an LJ-cut, but for artwork you may post a small visual teaser (approximately 200x200 max) outside the LJ-cut.
Ratings: All ratings are welcome, but anything of an R or higher rating must be clearly marked as such in front of the LJ-cut.
Plagiarism: will get your post deleted and you banned from the comm.
Feedback: is highly encouraged!
CONTACT You may send questions to rashaka at enemygateisdown @ gmail.com