July 28th, 2008

writing - slave

Out of the Comfort Zone meme

This is making the rounds and it looks pretty interesting. I hesitated to gank it because I'm not really writing all that much in my comfort zone lately; on the other hand, maybe what I need to be shaken out of a rut. So let's see what happens.

The idea of this meme is to write something out of your comfort zone: a character you rarely write, a pairing you never touch, themes and genres you don't usually explore. So, to that end:

Please prompt me with a character, pairing, and/or theme that I don't normally write.

Multiple prompts are welcome, and you may include as much additional prompt information as you like. Although I may not write every single prompt everyone suggests, I will get at least one of them for each of you. No promises on turnaround time right now, but I'll do my damnedest not to let anything sit too long.

I think most of you know what I typically write by now, so go nuts, with a couple of caveats:

The only fandom I really feel I know well enough to write is FFX/X-2, but hell, this is to stretch the comfort zone, right? So I'll go ahead and throw FFXII and Kingdom Hearts into the pile (but no Chain of Memories-only characters, and no Revenant Wings, because I haven't played either of those).

No incest, non-consensual or pre-pubescent sexual situations, or extreme violence. The point is to push the comfort zone, not to squick me out. Crack pairings, however, are fair game, since I almost never write them.

Excited (and a little bit scared) to see what you all come up with...