Okay, I couldn’t resist! ;)
Well, anyone who has read my epic, Rainbow’s Freedom, knows that I enjoy a good bondage story! ;)
This Challenge is meant to explore the different aspects of bondage from light and playful between consenting lovers all the way through to actual slavefic. There are good possibilities for psychological studies here as well as action and other elements. There are plenty of choices for everyone as to what you want to write or draw!
I’d also like to do something a little different by running this Challenge throughout the year, as the theme could inspire people to write longer fics or create a series of art/icons/manips. I will post reminders every month, and update the Master List on a regular basis depending on how many entries I get. I would update at least once a month, more if necessary.
And since I got this idea in March instead of January, I am asking that people who have written a fic, drawn an illo, or created a manip or icon that fits the criteria of this Challenge since January 1, 2008, to add their links right away!
I’ll start things off with posting Rainbow’s Freedom, since the second arc’s later chapters were posted on my journal in January. For ongoing series like this, you need only post a general header (the summary is general for the entire arc, your characters/pairings are the main ones) to start. After that, just add a link to any latest chapter you post in 2008. My example will be behind the cut. You may be able to edit your original entry if no one replies to your first message or if you have an account that allows editing. Otherwise feel free to add as many new messages as you need, as the Master List will organize things for easy perusal. I will make note of any new chapters in the Master List. If you start with a one-shot and it turns into a series, we can make note of that as well.
A good example of art that fits this Challenge is rai_daydreamer ’s Pink Ribbons.
So please, come check it out!
First, the usual suspects:
Genre: Truly an eclectic mix for a Challenge like this! Anything goes: Drama, humor, hurt/comfort, etc. AU could be a biggie in this one. J
Pairings (or threesomes, etc. ;) ): Slash, het, gen (this is DCU but if you’d like to write Clex, hey, that fits into the DCU!).
Rating: G all the way through to NC-17. Any length!
Continuity/‘Verses: Comics, ‘toon, movie, and Smallville.
Posting dates: Starts immediately and runs through until December 31, 2008. Also, retroactive to January 1, 2008. Bondage fic/art knows no season! ;)
The usual request: please link all contributions here on this page. If I get enough entries, I will make a Master List.
The rules are simple:
Choose one Section to fit your story or art (and when I say art, I also am including icons and manips). If you contribute multiple entries, you can sample all the sections or stick with the same one. Up to you! Please note which Section you are using by using the line Challenge Category (see example below). You may wind up blending certain Sections as you’ll see:
Section A (Playful)
This Section is for stories/art that are for games between lovers or consenting adults: Bruce tying up Clark or Dinah playing dominiatrix for Ollie. ;) And remember, Diana has that lasso! It used to compel people to obey. Could be used that way again. ;) Master/slave games can be played here, but if the games are a perpetual lifestyle, they belong in Section D.
Section B (Paid)
This Section is for stories/art that are darker in theme. A character is driven to pay for his/her bondage with a stranger (lots of AU possibilities here).
Section C (Captives)
In the course of superhero duty, the heroes often wind up as captives. This Section is for stories/art that show situations such as being captured by Lex or the Joker, or by aliens during a war and ending up as prisoners. It could lead to slavery, but not always.
Section D (Slave-By-Consent)
There are adults who enter into contracts with other adults and actually live as Master/slave. They can maintain an outward life (go to work, for example) but in private live the roles of Master and slave in our everyday world.
Section E (Slavefic)
This Section is for stories/art that are actual slavefic. The slave has not consented to his/her condition. This Section is ripe for AUs of all kinds: alien invasion/kidnapping by slavers, historical settings, futurefic, a different world completely. For instance, Rainbow’s Freedom uses the concept of slavery practiced on Earth in the 23rd-century which was a natural progression of that particular universe’s history. You could really get into world-building here! J
Don't forget! Wonder Woman's Lasso not only used to compel people to tell the truth, but to obey the holder's every order! If you've been musing over writing Diana fic or using her in art, how's that for a start? ;)
Ready to play? ;)