Well, ‘tis fast approachin’ the Day of the Irish, aka St. Patrick’s Day! ;) And since I have some of the blood of the Auld Sod in me, and live in a state whereby it’s a holiday (Actually, it’s Evacuation Day, commemorating the day in 1775 when the British vacated Boston, but if you ask 10 out of 10 people what day March 17th is, guess what they would say? ;) ), I thought I might throw this out there and see what our lads and lasses in the DCU might do. I’m sure they enjoy partying! ;) I mean, the JLA uses any excuse to throw a party, right? ;)
Here is the Master List.
What follows is a list of prompts, a minimum of two required for your story plus the Special Prompt.
Artists/icon-makers/manip-makers, please choose at least one of the prompts (can be the Special Prompt or not).
Please note: the Setting prompt is just one of many prompts. Unless you choose it, you need not set your story or art there.
Genre: Humor, romance, hurt/comfort, drama, etc. You know the drill! J
Probably this holiday will inspire more upbeat stories (partying!) but dramatic tales are welcome, too.
Pairings (or threesomes, etc. ;) ): Slash, het, gen (this is DCU but if you’d like to write Clex, hey, that fits into the DCU! And this also includes not only comicsverse but movie-and-toonverses)
Rating: G all the way through to NC-17. Any story length.
Posting dates: February 17th-March 17th, 2008 (If you don’t make the deadline, don’t worry. We want to read your fic or look at your awesome art even it’s past St. Patrick’s Day!) J
As always, please post your contributions here on this Main Page. If I get enough entries, I will do a Master List.
So here we go, writers, artists, icon-makers, manip-makers!
Green beer! ;)
Green badges/buttons (Bonus points for making up sayings on both, such as VIP—Very Irish Person)
Corned beef and cabbage (It's tradition! I had to include them! ;) )
Pot o’ gold
Setting: Boston, or any place in Massachusetts (Salem, Cape Cod, Provincetown, etc.) or just mention the city or state.
VIP (Very Irish Person): Original character, DCU character whom is Irish or could be said to be Irish or part-Irish. Mention of real-life Irish people: Tom Brady of the Patriots (of course! ;) ), JFK, etc.
Celtic Magic/Mysticism: Your story or art can include any Celtic legend or myth you’d like to add (What if leprechauns were real? What if a Druid showed up?). Make up a legend or myth if you like! ;) Modern-day Wiccans/Pagans would fit, too!
How many green objects can you include in your story/art? The wearing of green clothing is traditional on St. Patrick’s Day, so you can describe any article of clothing as green. You can include any of the prompts that fit above. Also, you can include characters such as Green Arrow, Green Lantern, or the Martian Manhunter! ;) Or just mention them. Heck, mention the Boston Celtics and it counts! ;)
Any other green objects (plants, trees, Poison Ivy, heh heh) are all eligible for inclusion!
Remember, the old saying is that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate Irish heritage (whether you're Irish or not), have fun with family and friends, and in this case, have fun with the DCU characters! So, enjoy! J