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ffexchange_mod ([personal profile] ffexchange_mod) wrote in [community profile] ff_exchange2014-10-01 10:48 am

October/November: Ladies & Fandom Tropes!

DOINK! Chocobo Races 2014
October/November - Ladies & Fandom Tropes!


Administrative Bits
  • If you haven't yet chosen your team, make sure you sign up here on the 2014 roster if you want your work to count for points!
  • Confused? Need a refresher on the rules? Wondering how to post? Get more information about the Chocobo Races here.
  • You can browse and fill prompts from the Chocobo Down list at any time!


For the next two months, you are encouraged to:
  • Create fanwork about your favorite female characters!
  • Create fanwork that has a format or theme in line with any common fandom tropes.
    • Need some guidelines on tropes? [community profile] trope_bingo has a great (but non-exhaustive!) list here, and poking around TV Tropes is another helpful resource.
  • It's fine to choose one theme or the other — there's no requirement to combine them, but you can if you want!

If you have any questions, please leave them on this post! We understand that "Fandom Tropes" as a theme is extremely open-ended, but we hoped it’d be a fun way to encourage everyone to have new ways of thinking about their favorite canons and characters. We also would like to stress that this isn’t meant to be a fanfic-only theme! There are many tropes that can be applied to art and other media as well, so we hope everyone can find some inspiration within the theme.


How will the scoring go?
  • Any work that fits either theme of Ladies or Fandom Tropes will receive 10 points.
  • Any work that fits both themes will receive 15 points.
  • Any work that doesn't fit either the Ladies or Fandom Tropes themes, but is submitted in October or November, will still receive 5 points.
  • Don't forget we also now award bonus points for works that go above and beyond the call of duty! The following applies to ALL works, whether they fit the theme or not:
    • +5 points for every 5000 words of a single fic
    • +5 points for extensive coloring or shading in a picture
    • +5 points for complexity within a single picture; i.e. backgrounds or multiple characters
    • +5 points for multi-paneled comics

  • Remember that you have to be signed up for a team before you post your work in order to get points!


What prompts are eligible for this month?


Some reminders for this round:
  • Please include the prompt you are filling somewhere when you post your work!
  • **New for this year!** To help ensure the mods award you all the points you deserve, please also identify the bonus theme(s) you are working with in your post. If you are doing the Fandom Tropes theme specifically, please also include the name of the trope(s) you are using.
  • Content warnings/guidelines are always appreciated and recommended as well.


What if there isn't anything in the Chocobo Down Database that I want to create for? What if I want to ask for something else?

You can leave any prompts that fit one or both of the current themes in the comments to this post! You don’t have to be on a team to leave a prompt, but you do have to sign up if you want to receive points for filling one.


To leave a new prompt:
  • Please put the most important relevant information in the subject of the comment, such as canon, character/ship, and/or trope. FFT: Agrias/Ovelia, or FFVIII: Quistis & Rinoa, or FFVII OGC: Turks, Genderswap are examples.
  • Leave the details of your prompt in the comment. "Anything goes" usually isn't as helpful as you'd think - even if it's true! - so please try to add some optional details or ideas for people who might want a pointer.
  • You can leave as many prompts as you wish, although we would ask you to stick to 5 prompts to keep things manageable. If you manage to fill someone's Ladies or Fandom Tropes wish, however, feel free to come leave as many prompts as you want!


Have fun, good luck, and prompt away!
raskol: (Default)

FFVII: Yuffie, time-travel

[personal profile] raskol 2014-10-01 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Time travel fic! In which Yuffie accidentally finds herself in the past and attempts to change the outcome of the Wutai War.
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)

FFVIII, Any character, Transferable Memories

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-01 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Guardian Forces can take memories from one host and sometimes pass them to another. Characters are up to you. Whether this is a conscious process or an automatic/accidental one is also up to you. Go nuts.

(Trope Listing)
jessicamariek: (Default)

Re: FFVIII, Any character, Transferable Memories

[personal profile] jessicamariek 2014-10-01 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
*screams quietly in your face about how amazing this prompt is*
samuraiter: (Default)

Crystal Defenders: The Monsters – Forbidden Fruit

[personal profile] samuraiter 2014-10-02 12:59 pm (UTC)(link)
It feels like they make a mad dash for the Crystals almost every single day, and at least one of the critters – Thomas the Doubting Malboro or some such – has to question why they keep trying to steal the damned things when the heroes mow down dozens of them day after day. (Fandom Trope: Forbidden Fruit from the [community profile] trope_bingo list.)
Edited (Added bonus theme for clarity.) 2014-10-02 12:59 (UTC)
wallwalker: (oops!)

Question for Admin

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-02 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Are the prompts left on earlier posts for previous Chocobo Races (besides this past September's prompts) still valid for points for this round? It doesn't say in the post. ^^;
Edited 2014-10-02 18:22 (UTC)
wallwalker: Painting of an orange sun setting behind hills, a tree and a flock of birds. (orange sunset)

Riding out the Storm (FFVI, Celes and Cid, T)

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-02 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Riding Out The Storm (1008 words) by Wallwalker
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Final Fantasy VI
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Celes Chere & Cid del Norte Marquez
Characters: Celes Chere, Cid del Norte Marquez
Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Survival, Stranded
Summary: Celes and Cid on the island.

[personal profile] flecksofpoppy asked for Celes backstory. This is more allusion to backstory than anything else, though. -_-'
Ladies: Celes-centric
Tropes: Promoted to Parent/Found Family, Deserted Island
Edited 2014-10-03 15:38 (UTC)
owlmoose: (ff - team tonberry)

Re: Question for Admin

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-10-03 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
(mod is too lazy to log out and into the other account) Yes, all prompts on all earlier Chocobo Race posts, including previous rounds, are fair game. Just make sure to a) let the person know you've filled it and b) include some sort of pointer for us on the prompt you used. Thanks for checking!
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)

FFIV, Rosa/Cecil/Kain, Battle Couple. Er, Battle OT3.

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-03 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
Trope link just in case. XD
wallwalker: Butterfly with blue and orange wings against a blue sky (butterfly)

Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna/Rikku/Paine (paired or gen), Psychic Powers

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-03 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
Because the International and HD versions gave us the Psychic Dressphere, and I'd like to see how any or all of the girls deal with being able to use psychic powers. Or maybe they have psychic visions/messages of the "original" psychic, or they start communicating with people from the past/future/other worlds. Anything goes! (And I'm not picky about pairings as long as the girls are the stars.)
Trope link.
wallwalker: A green fruit tree with sparkling fruits surrounded by orange flowers and snowy mountains. (peacetree)

Final Fantasy VI, Moogles, Badass Adorable

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-03 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
Because they are. Fic or art of Mog and his friends being both cute and deadly, please!
Trope Link
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)

FFXIII, Brynhildr and Sazh, Road Trip Episode

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-03 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Eidolon and l'Cie driving across Pulse together, for some reason. Maybe there's some kind of communication involved.
Trope Link
seventhe: (SAZH)

Re: FFXIII, Brynhildr and Sazh, Road Trip Episode

[personal profile] seventhe 2014-10-03 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS
cumuluscastle: (Default)

FFIX: Zidane, Baku, Blank, Ruby, Marcus

[personal profile] cumuluscastle 2014-10-12 02:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Enter, Stage Left
Fandom: FFIX
Rating: G
Summary: Ever wonder how Tantalus manages with only one actress?
crossdressing trope
Prompt: Zidane dressing as a girl for a Tantalus performance. You choose which other Tantalus members are helping him dress/ laughing at him and carrying on.

It's my own prompt - which is weird, I know . . .
cumuluscastle: (Default)

FFIX: Steiner, Zidane and Garnet's offspring

[personal profile] cumuluscastle 2014-10-19 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Steiner has to babysit Zidane and Garnet's children. He is very fussy and overprotective and they are holy terrors.

Fandom Trope: Badly Battered Babysitter
wallwalker: Venetian mask, dark purple with gold gilding. (Default)

[FFVIII] Filled Prompt, Art, Quistis/Rinoa, SFW

[personal profile] wallwalker 2014-10-29 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Title: Costume Party
Fandom: FFVIII
Pairing: Quistis/Rinoa
Themes: Ladies, Tropes. Trope is Halloween Episode.
Prompt: Quistis and Rinoa. Anything from conversations to porn is awesome. Interactions, contrasts, a growing friendship despite their differences. Further prompts: vacations, "you need to relax", dreams and nightmares. - [personal profile] seventhe
Links: dA | tumblr


Description: Rinoa (with shorter hair, in a short blue dress with tassels and a headband with a peacock feather) and Quistis (in what looks like a mail shirt with leather armbands, skirt and neckguard) smiling at each other and slow-dancing on a wooden dance floor in what looks like a small conference room, decorated with (obviously fake) pumpkin torches, autumn leave stencils, and streamers.
Edited 2014-10-29 18:49 (UTC)
cumuluscastle: (Default)

FFVIII/FFX: Ward, Kiros, Laguna

[personal profile] cumuluscastle 2014-11-01 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Title: On Mt. Gagazet
Fandom: FFVIII/FFX
Trope: Crossover
Prompt: darthneko: Crossover? I'd love to see the Garden team as Summoner & Guardians instead. And I'd love to see it NOT be Rinoa as the Summoner - not that she couldn't be in the team (I'm fine with her) but that Sorceress=Summoner is too easy. Maybe Selphie instead? Or one of the guys? (and I can SO see Zell as a blitzball player!) Just a little slice about them on their pilgrimage somewhere would be great.

I changed the prompt a little as it isn't the Garden team.
cumuluscastle: (sparkly)

FFVIII: Rinoa, Siren

[personal profile] cumuluscastle 2014-11-02 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Title: Angel Voice
Fandom: FFVIII
Rating: G
Trope: Power Gives You Wings
Prompt: Yati: Rinoa, junctioning to a GF and using magic for the very first time. Any GF is fine, but I especially like Shiva and Siren.
owlmoose: (ff12 - ashe)

FFXII: Ashe

[personal profile] owlmoose 2014-11-07 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Five times Ashe left Dalmasca (and one time she stayed). Dealers choice for pairing(s) (or gen)