If you're new to fandom OTP is "one true pairing" and it's probably safe to say "imagining your OTP" is what got you into the amazingness that is Fandom. But! Not everyone is here for the romance endgame, so we can be loose on what exactly entails a "pairing".
Abbreviations to consider to keep prompts shorter -
IYOTP - imagine your OTP
Character A/B/C - C-A, C-B, C-C
Just a few rules:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
Use the character's full names and fandom's full name for ease adding to the Lonely Prompts spreadsheet.
No spoilers in prompts for a month after airing, or use the spoiler cut option found here.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space, or use the above mentioned spoiler cut.
Prompts should be formatted as follows: [Use the character's full names and fandom's full name]
Fandom, Character +/ Character, Prompt
Some examples to get the ball rolling…
+ Any, Any/Any, IYOTP in 10 years playing with their children at the park
+ Any, Any, IYOTP finally realizing their feelings are mutual and still they tip-toe around each other
+ Any, Any +/ Any, IYOTP are the DINKs of their friend group, it never gets old flying off on exotic vacations.
(DINK - double income no kids)
We are now using AO3 to bookmark filled prompts. If you fill a prompt and post it to AO3 please add it to the Bite Sized Bits of Fic from 2021 collection. See further notes on this new option here.
Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Check out the just created Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet. For more recent prompts to write, you can also use LJ’s advanced search options to limit keyword results to only comments in this community.
While the Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet and LJ's advanced search options are available, bookmarking the links of prompts you like might work better for searching for in the future.