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The 15-Word Ficlet Meme!

I most recently saw this at nouvellebrielle's, although I know I've seen it other places as well. This was a real pain - sort of like doing a crossword puzzle and writing drabbles at the same time:

  1. Write down the names of 10 characters.
  2. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

My characters were:

  1. Balalaika (Black Lagoon)
  2. Manji (Blade of the Immortal)
  3. Eda (Black Lagoon)
  4. Sanada Yukimura (SDK)
  5. Sanzo
  6. (Saiyuki)
  1. Gojyo (Saiyuki)
  2. Onime-no-Kyo (SDK)
  3. Hakkai (Saiyuki)
  4. Revy (Black Lagoon)
  5. Matsumoto Rangiku (Bleach)

I'll freely admit that I gave up on my first run. Then I used random numbers to re-sort the same list and got some really great crack. Can anybody guess which prompt+characters made me squee most?

First Time, 4 and 6 (Sanada Yukimura and Gojyo)

Not a woman. Then a hot tongue licked down his belly, and Gojyo stopped worrying.

Angst, 7 (Onime-no-Kyo)

Kyo weakly raised his head and saw Yuya, a too-familiar mark marring her chest.

AU, 1 and 8 (Balalaika and Hakkai)

"So," said the star commander grimly. "You seek a suicide mission?"

"Just so," answered Hakkai.

Threesome, 3, 6, 9 (Eda, Gojyo, Revy)

Revy couldn't look away as Eda straddled the rakish redhead. Their lecherous grins were identical.

Hurt/Comfort, 5 and 10 (Sanzo, Rangiku)

"Is that better?" Rangiku crooned. Sanzo smacked her hand away. "I'm not hurt there, pervert!"

Crack, 1 (Balalaika)

Balalaika appeared, a vision in crinolined pink silk and Valenciennes lace, her hands clasped demurely.

Horror, 10 (Rangiku)

As the shambling shadow advanced on her, Rangiku raised Haineko threateningly: "Not one step further!"

Baby Fic, 5 and 9 (Sanzo and Revy)

"I don't do diapers," said Sanzo, flatly.

"Fuck it, and I do?" Revy snarled back.

Dark, 2 and 8 (Manji and Hakkai)

"Damn, don't stop!" gasped Manji.

Hakkai, shuddering, again squeezed the living heart in his hand.

Romance, 4 and 7 (Sanada Yukimura and Onime-no-Kyo)

"Ahhh!" said Yukimura: "Okunomatsu sake! I love you!"

Kyo smirked as he lit his pipe.

Death Fic, 2 and 3 (Manji and Eda)

Eda's breathing was ragged: "Hey, Manji ... did I get that bastard?"

"Yeah, babe, you did."


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Jan. 25th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
EEEEEE. There is so much love in this. And seriously, I can't stop squeeing that you got Kyo and Sanada Yukimura under romance. I pair them all over in SDK, but that's one that will never have enough fic written, IMO.

My other favourites are First Time (Gojyo really had that one coming) and Hurt/Comfort. There is something beautiful about Sanzo/Rangiku, and her feeling him up all over the place except where she's supposed to.

Thanks so much for sharing! :D
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
15-word ficlets

Gee, did you see my Kyo/Yuki smut here? It's two years old now, and I think (hope!) that my writing has improved, but I'm still fairly pleased with it. I don't think those two have a snowball's chance of hell of every getting serious with each other (even without the canon plot), but Kyo's a pretty broad-minded dude ... and Yukimura's got a truly blatant crush on him.

I think Gojyo will enjoy himself just fine now that he's stopped worrying! (I have a long-standing plotbunny involving those two anyway.)

I love Rangiku. She's just so warm and earthy.

Jan. 25th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
Can anybody guess which prompt+characters made me squee most?

I'm guessing the Yukimura/Gojyo (finally, you wrote some!) and Yukimura/Kyo? (And did Hakkai really get randomly assigned to be 8? Bwah!)

Now I kind of desperately want to see a Saiyuki/Black Lagoon crossover. (Banri in particular would fit in perfectly in the worst Roanapur dives.) I'm not sure the Balalaika crack is all that cracky, though...she is quite the ladylike near-sociopathic mob boss, after all! Maybe that ensemble's a little more froufrou than her usual sleek dress sense but if she had sufficient reasons of plot, you never know...and those frilly petticoats would probably do a bang-up job of concealing some easy-access heavy firepower in thigh holsters. It's hard to come up with something more insane than the existing omake... ;)

Jan. 29th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
15-word ficlets

The 8 was random! I swear! (And I was so torn up emotions-wise that weekend that I didn't notice until you pointed it out! Woez!)

I just can't see Balalaika in anything frilly! But that's me projecting, I suppose. It's certainly true that it's hard to out-crack Hiroe on his own turf!

Banri would totally work in Roanapur. I'd like to see Fabiola get him with her shoe-knife, since Ginji already bit it (he's rather like Chaka, isn't he?).

Yes, you nailed two of my favorites! The threesome was pretty hilarious too, given my comments ages ago on how Eda's and Gojyo's (public) personae are so similar.

Jan. 29th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
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Oh, the frills are a pretty drastic change from Balalaika's usual uniform razor-sharp-but-feminine suits, I wouldn't necessarily expect them to be to her taste either. But with that twisty mind of hers...if there was ever some bizarre plot contrivance where she needed to dress like that to put someone off their guard, I bet she could pull the harmless-and-demure act off flawlessly, smirking inside her mind the entire time.

Ugh, Banri and Chaka together would definitely be time to call in exterminators, burn the place to the ground, and then salt the earth before the ashes have time to get cold. Failing that, I wouldn't mind seeing Hakkai and Roberta leisurely taking them apart. Fabiola's too hot-blooded, she wouldn't make them SUFFER enough...
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Jan. 29th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
15-word ficlets

The cracky thing about the Manji-Hakkai scene is I'm not even certain 100% what's happening there ... originally, I had Hakkai just trying to put him back together, but as it got more and more terse, the scene started to morph a bit ... .

The baby fic ... my God, none of my list are terrific parent material (although Gojyo and Rangiku could grow into it, and Yukimura can at least do the older brother thing), but that's certainly two of the least likely!

Jan. 29th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: 15-word ficlets
Hee! Uncle Gojyo's standards of household cleanliness and nutritous meals, use of poker as a teaching aid, bad habits and colorful vocabulary would probably horrify all the nice respectable parents in town...but that child would grow up never having a moment's doubt that they were safe and loved.
Jan. 26th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Holy smokes, that threesome! And Sanzo would so end up changing the diapers.
Jan. 29th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
15-word ficlets

I think Revy is going to need another stiff drink before she can actually get into it. But Eda and Gojyo are such a great match ... and she'll totally fox him, he'll never suspect what she's really like.

Hee, yes. Sanzo has a keen sense of responsibility underneath. Although I have a feeling that Revy, given the chance, will foist the whole situation off on Rock.

Jan. 29th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Re: 15-word ficlets
You need to turn that into a long fic, seriously.

I can totally see them leaving the kid with Rock. "You're responsible, right?"
Jan. 29th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
And Sanzo would so end up changing the diapers.

Oh yes. He'd snarl the whole time unless nobody was looking, and even then he'd still probably grumble at the kid, but it'd get done and done adequately. Revy...I wouldn't really trust not to drop a cig and set the diaper on fire, or slip some Bacardi in the bottle. ("What? He stopped crying, didn't he?")
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