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17 January 2014 @ 03:13 am
they didn't mind her broken heart when they saw her pretty face  
I signed up to trope_bingo but have managed to get the least inspiring card I've ever encountered :( Help me out by prompting me!

au: apocalypse au: romance novel sex pollen handcuffed / bound together au: college / highschool
rites of passage / coming of age food porn soul bonding / soulmates indecent proposal au: historical
sharing a bed matchmaker FREE

au: supernatural presumed dead
secret twin / doppelganger mind games au: fusion locked in forbidden fruit
metafiction poor communication skills au: crossover power dynamics friends to lovers / friends with benefits

The primary reason I don't like this card very much is because of all the sexual tropes. (And the ones that aren't are ones I've already done or just have no interest whatsoever in writing.) So when I say help, I mean give me ideas how I can fill them while keeping them gen or mostly-gen. Pleeeeeease!

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Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
I have always wanted to read a soulmate, soul bonding story where the bonded ones were not sexually attracted to one another. I would like to see this with Neal and Diana. Maybe they come across some odd artifact. It whammies them and they have this soulmate thing or set it in a verse where your soul mates name is written on your wrist. Diana hides hers with a bracelet because she can't believe it is Neal Caffrey. Neal of course at first thinks Diana will fall for him, but once he realizes she's not into him I.e. Lesbian, he has to come to terms with how he will deal with it. They both have to. Absolutely do not want them to magically want one another sexually at all. But how does the bond work with out the sex/love angle ?

I think this is a great idea on an old trope- soulmates don't have to be the person you fall in love with. I say to this day my soulmate was my dog (since died). But seriously that dog got me like no person ever did. Think about it?
Frith: Diana 1frith_in_thorns on January 17th, 2014 03:58 am (UTC)
I do like this idea :)
Frith: Seasonalfrith_in_thorns on January 17th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Actually, I could always use this idea on my hc_bingo card instead! :) (I have "accidentally mating for life" which I have been wondering WTF to do with)
Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC)
Rite of passage - Neal wins his first pool game in St Louis.
Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
Food porn. Describe someone making dinner for their love. That's all just describe how their hands work, how it is all lovingly put together.
Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 03:48 am (UTC)
Indecent proposal. Does not have to be sexual. Someone proposed that Mozzie follows the rules of law. He has to do it to save Neal. ?
Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 03:49 am (UTC)
Historical. What is your favorite time in history? Pick that and go with it. I can't give you a prompt until you tell me what it is.
Frith: Mako Morifrith_in_thorns on January 17th, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the ideas! :)

The problem I'm having is that really for most of the squares it's the actual trope itself that I just have no interest at all in, like historical AUs or the handcuffed together thing or descriptions of food :(

(I actually just went and begged for a card re-roll, because I'm beginning to feel that there's just no way I can force myself to write any bingo at all for this.)
Winterwinterstar95 on January 17th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
I ended up not doing my at all last year because I hated it so much!
Frith: Failboatfrith_in_thorns on January 17th, 2014 04:08 am (UTC)
What's weird is that when I was looking through everyone else's signups they had lines which jumped out at me as really fun - and then I got mine and hate it XD

Maybe I'll just concentrate on blacking-out my hc_bingo card :) (It's here if you're curious/want to leave prompts I'm 90% more likely to actually fill!)
pipiljpipilj on January 17th, 2014 07:05 am (UTC)
presumed dead : when Neal first faked his death, Peter found out other wise.

handcuffed / bound together : Peter and Neal have had a fight. They have now been bound/handcuffed together by the guys and now will have work and put aside their differences, bonus if they talk and see each other point of view.
aragarna: Peter and Neal whumparagarna on January 17th, 2014 07:39 am (UTC)
what about taking unusual characters?

Romance Novel: Satchmo?
Sharing a bed: Mozzie and Peter (or Mozzie and anyone else)
Indecent Proposal: Jones to Diana while undercover?
Matchmaker: Peter for Neal. Peter seems always very invested in Neal's love life (Sara, Rebecca, even Kate in a way...)
Poor communication skills: Peter or Jones with Theo?
sapphire2309sapphire2309 on January 17th, 2014 12:58 pm (UTC)
I had the exact same problem with my trope bingo card last round (the first bingo I signed up for). I wrote nothing, then signed up for hc bingo all scared, but then fic happened :D

I haven't got anything, so I hope you're able to come up with something! (only if you want to fill this card at all, of course C: )
leesa_perrie: Chrysler Buildingleesa_perrie on January 17th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
Did you mention you were mainly-gen? 'Cos if you did, then it doesn't look like they took that into account at all. I don't have any ideas for prompts at the moment. My brain is too tired, sorry. I'll try and come back later, when the caffiene kicks in. If it does!
lov_pb on January 17th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
If you do take this card ---
AU Historical: I'd love to see a story with Neal, an indentured servant to Peter, during early American history. :)
kriadydragon: Obi-Wankriadydragon on January 17th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Ugh, this card would be my worst nightmare.

I read the indecent proposal one and my mind went straight to Peter wanting Neal to wear something that, to Neal, is absolutely hideous and how dare Peter ask him to wear such a thing. But Peter's mom had made it and she's about to come over and someone needs to wear it so she doesn't feel bad, and Peter says he can't wear it because... he's allergic to it, yeah, that's why (while Peter tries very hard not to look shifty).