Captain Awesome von Baconpants (squidgiepdx) wrote in comment_fic,
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Monday always gives us Mixed Signals

Hello, everyone. I’m squidgiepdx and today's theme is especially relevant for a Monday, because it's about Mixed Signals. Monday is the start of the week for many of us, with promises of a new and challenging bit ahead of us - which we usually come at with no small amount of trepidation.

So today let's talk about Mixed Signals. Perhaps Fraser leans into Ray and says something that Ray takes as suggestive, but when he goes to follow through, Fraser pulls back and asks him what he's doing. Or maybe H.G. asks Myka about going out when Pete's around; Myka assumes it's with Pete, but it's really H.G.'s way of asking Myka out. Or maybe it's literally a signal, like John Sheppard's IDC coming through to Atlantis, but Rodney McKay walks through the Stargate. Whatever it is about signals, let's go get them mixed up!

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...
+ due South, Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, Fraser says something that Ray thinks is suggestive, but when Ray tries to follow through, Fraser stops him.
+ Warehouse 13, H.G. Wells/Myka Bering, H.G. asks for help/hints about a date when Pete is around, but it's really Myka that she wants to date.
+ Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, John Sheppard's IDC comes through the Stargate from offworld, but it's Rodney McKay that walks through it.

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 2016 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.


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    ............\o/ ..........Now it's time for the free for all! Just a few rules: No more than five prompts in a row. No more than three prompts in…

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