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This round is alternate universes, more like MY DESTINY. AUs are all I want, ever, all the time, I am going to write a million prompts.

-(01) Rose♠Vriska
-(02) Roxy♥/♠Sollux
-(03) Jake♥/♠John
-(04) Bro♥Jade
-(05) Bro♥/♠Rose
-(06) Dirk♥John
-(07) Jade/Eridan
-(08) Rose♥/♠Eridan
-(09) Dad♥/♠Dirk
-(10) Rose♥/♠Terezi
-(11) Rose♥Dave
-(12) Dave♥Eridan
-(13) Bro♥Grandpa
-(14) Dirk♥/♠Eridan
-(15) Dirk♥/♠Sollux
-(16) Dirk♥Karkat
-(17) Dirk/Jade
-(18) Rose♥Jade
-(19) Dualscar/Vriska
-(20) Roxy♥/♠Vriska
-(21) Dad♥Rose
-(22) Jade♥/♠Vriska
-(23) Rose♥Sollux
-(24) Jade♥Kanaya
-(25) John♥/♠Sollux
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This bonus round wasn't especially inspiring to me, and I got pretty busy with real life for a while there. Mostly it's a wash, but I did finish up one thing before the end and am going to link that up.

-Dave/Equius: Dave discovers Equius' weird fetish porn car while continually harassing him.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Beta Symbols)
Once again, making a list of all the prompts I've made for the current bonus round, seeing as I am once again getting well out of hand in terms of quantity. This prompt format wasn't even very inspiring to me, but all of a sudden I was tremendously compelled to bend some of these words toward my weirder ships that maybe no one would have seen without my prompt, but where the word just applies so well.

-(01) Dave&Kanaya [filled +3!!]
-(02) Jade/Rose [filled +3!!]
-(03) Dirk/Karkat
-(04) Dave/Eridan [filled!]
-(05) Jade/Kanaya [filled +3!!]
-(06) Dirk/AR [filled +2!!]
-(07) Bro/Grandpa [filled!]
-(08) Bro/Dave [filled!]
-(09) Bro/Jade [filled!]
-(10) Alpha!Dave/Dirk [filled!]
-(11) Rose/Eridan
-(12) Rose/Vriska [filled!]
-(13) Bro/Cronus [filled!]
-(14) Dirk/Eridan [filled!]
-(15) Dirk/Eridan [filled!]
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (John Fate String)
I wrote a ton for the first bonus round this year. I wrote sixteen fills just by myself, and since it's a struggle for me to write LESS than a thousand words, that comes out to somewhere in the neighborhood of 22-24k words or thereabouts. I was productive as fuck, and I'm pleased as hell.

But I know there were a handful of prompts I still really wanted to fill -- BroCronus exotic modeling, DirkCronus meeting in a club, SlickDualscar sushi business meeting, CronusKankri promise ring marriage deception -- and I'm bummed out that I'm not going to get to do them, now. And the thing is, I resigned myself to not doing them almost a week ago. My team has been close to the fill cap for a WHILE (we're at 34 of 35 fills right now, and two of my teammates have something in progress), and as much as I just love writing from good prompts, I don't want to burn out. I want to be useful to my team throughout the summer, not just productive for my own sake right at the beginning.

At least two of these prompts haven't gotten filled at all, and I sort of want to wave vigorously at the prompter like, I enjoy your idea! I think it is a good prompt! I'd like to write it, but maybe sometime later when I don't have other obligations!

I remember last year there being a remix round, or something, where the point was to remix fills from other rounds and fill prompts that never got done, and I really hope something like that is incorporated this year. I'd love to, in maybe two months time, get a shot at all the BR prompts that were passed over the first time through. It's just such a good feeling.
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I know no one in this competition thinks to look at a person's dreamwidth page, because 80% of the participants don't really USE dreamwidth and have blank journals and forget there might be CONTENT on the journal, but.

God bless everyone who is writing fills for me. I've gotten such nice stuff, and I feel a little guilty when I read newer ones before longer ones I've already gotten, so I sort of want to gently whisper no dear person I am not ignoring the thing you made on purpose, I am saving it lovingly in a tab because it's probably something I have fondly dreamed of and I want to savor it when I read it. But I get fluttery and put it off until I can definitely write a nice comment back.

I love this competition so much, this year has such a great atmosphere so far.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Beta Symbols)
This is basically just a housekeeping post for my own purposes. All of my fills for the first bonus round of this year's HSWC, edited as new fills are added. God damn, but the "Remember when" format for prompts just works really well for me, both filling and prompting.

-(01) Bro/Mom: young!Bro meets young!Mom in the 80s
-(02) Bro/John: Bro sends Dave to summer camp so he can woo John
-(03) Slick/Snowman: Derse hosts a fiesta-themed costume party to Slick's horror
-(04) Draconian Dignitary/Dad: DD falling in love with Dad over shaving porn
-(05) Alpha!Dave/Dirk: Davebot sex doll replacement for the real thing
-(06) Bro/Grandpa: smitten date to the county fair
-(07) Droog/Eridan: Eridan joins the (fashionable) Midnight Crew
-(08) Bro/Grandpa: Bro is not the hot delivery boy Grandpa asked for
-(09) Eridan/Porrim: Sushi second date on shared world
-(10) Vriska/Feferi: Cursed and disguised Empress Feferi meets pirate captain Vriska
-(11) Condesce/Karkat: Breaking in the new, promising threshcutioner, as furniture
-(12) Bro/Cronus: troll!Bro hatching a plan to skeeve out an imperial drone
-(13) Kankri/Latula: love confessions and trying to "advance their relationship"
-(14) Bro+Dave: Bro teaching kid!Dave how to flashstep
-(15) Dirk/Jake: Dirk needs to discipline rottweiler!Jake with a shock collar
-(16) Bro/Dad: Politicking pissing contest between rival gangs

This is probably everything I'm going to do for this round (which is a hell of a lot) and that's because my team is almost to the fill cap, and that's great! And yet I am still sad because there are like... Three more prompts I really had my eye on filling.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (John Fate String)
Originally I was only going to make a list, with links, to my fills. But I figured I'd also make one of the prompts I'VE written, for easier retrieval of fills written for me down the road, and in case friends want to fill a prompt of mine specifically to write something for me!

I'll update this as I add more, THERE WILL BE A LOT.

-(01) Jade/Vriska [filled +3!!]
-(02) Rose/Vriska [filled +2!!]
-(03) Alpha!Dave/Alpha!Rose [filled +3!!]
-(04) Dirk/John [filled!]
-(05) Bro/Jade
-(06) Dirk/Eridan [filled!]
-(07) Bro/Alpha!Rose
-(08) Cronus/Dirk [filled +2!!]
-(09) Rose/Jade [filled!]
-(10) Terezi/Rose [filled +3!!]
-(11) Dad/Rose [filled +2!!]
-(12) Dad/Dirk [filled!]
-(13) Dirk/Sollux [filled!]
-(14) Dirk/AR
-(15) Rose/Eridan
-(16) Rose/Damara [filled +2!!]
-(17) Rose/Mindfang
-(18) Roxy/Sollux
-(19) Roxy/Vriska [filled!]
-(20) John/Eridan [filled!]
-(21) Jake/John [filled!]
-(22) Jade/Eridan [filled +2!!]
-(23) Jane/Dave [filled +2!!]
-(24) Kankri & Karkat & Dave [filled!]
-(25) Dirk/John & Dave [filled +5!!]
-(26) Rose/Sollux [filled!]
-(27) Dirk/Eridan [filled!]
-(28) Dirk/Karkat [filled!]
-(29) John/Aradia [filled!]
-(30) Dirk&AR [filled!]

I'm sorry, I've kind of lost control of my life.
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This round is the graphics-making pregame sort of round, which I took for granted I wouldn't participate in, because I am not an art person. But other people have been making icons with feastings' sprites, so I decided to make some sprite-icons for friends' teams, at least.

Beta Squad is tracking fills on the team comm, but I know that I'll be posting those as I do them, so I kind of wanted to make an entry on my own journal each round as a personal masterpost, too.

KarkatSollux Icon Set
DaveSollux Icon Set
DaveNepeta Icon Set
CronusKarkat Icon set
Team Noir Banners and Icons

I might make more later and edit the links in, but mostly I'm only gonna do that if no one else has time to make enough stuff to reach the fill cap so we can earn our full 75 points for the round. Otherwise, this evening of graphics-making was enough.
catlarks: Shalnark from Hunter x Hunter grinning against a red background. (Default)
Main rounds are hard, they're hard and only other HSWC participants understand.

Or: It took me two weeks to actually concept the idea I want to do and now that I at least have the merest shreds of a plan, it'd be great if I could calm my attention-deficiting brain long enough to execute the actual creative portion of this endeavor.

On the upside, deadlines tend to benefit me, and the fact that five days remain is beginning to put me into crunchtime. If I can make peace with not writing today, I think I'll be able to bust out my thinking cap tomorrow and marathon through the writing process.

It's three point five thousand words, how hard's it gonna be?

(Spoilers: Really damn hard because I get too big for my britches and that's too SHORT how do I stay within word counts??)
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Yeaaaaah bonus round 2 has been underway for a whole day now!

I wasn't super enthused about this round at first, because I am a solitary creative by nature, and when it comes to collaboration I prefer to pick and choose. Besides that, despite loving second person narration I have a hard time getting into the gimmicky, goofy narrative style of HOMESTUCK. But! I really love round robins!!

Once I posted a few starts of my own and began replying to other people's fanventure threads I just completely lost control of my fandom-life, please send help. I've posted on eleven different fanventures of fairly varied pairings (I lie, I gravitate towards anything with Dave or John or Dirk in it, but I have done a bunch with none of my favorites in!), in several cases posting numerous times.

I kinda sent an ask to the HSWC announcements tumblr inquiring whether it's acceptable to get into a back-and-forth with one person, and I appreciate the spirit of this game and not turning a thread into a two-person marathon with everyone else closed out, but I definitely didn't sit on one thread and only do fills for that one person. I sat on a BUNCH of threads, and back-and-forthed with different sets of one or two people.

Which is probably also a little bit not in the spirit of the game, but I personally consider it a product of the hour of the night it was, because I feel like I pretty much did a fill for the majority of participants actively posting.

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