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Gamma Orionis

Hello, hello, hello! I, Gamma Orionis, and my dear friend/wife, Cheeky Slytherin Lass, are here to address a very serious situation in the Harry Potter fandom.

This situation is that there's no freaking femmeslash here.


The Mission

To increase the amount of femmeslash in the Harry Potter fandom.


The Challenge

At the beginning of each month, Cheeky Slytherin Lass and I will post a list of ten themes. Seven of these themes will stay the same each month: fluff, smut, angst, tragedy, crack, AU (any) and crossgen. Each month, there will also be three new themes, which will be slightly more specific. Participants will write femmeslash stories for the themes.

There will also be a list of fifty prompts. These will be all sorts of prompts - words, quotes, phrases, lyrics, et cetera, et cetera. You can use these prompts or not - as many of them as you want, or none at all.


The Rules

  • All fic must be focussed on a femmeslash relationship: that is, a relationship between two or more female characters. (Female in canon; not fem!Harry or fem!Draco)
  • All fic must fit in with at least one of the themes - but the themes cover a lot, so that shouldn't be too hard ;)

Prizes

All participants will receive twice the number of reviews as the number of fics that they write. For example, if you write one fic, you'll get two reviews. If you write five fics, you'll get ten reviews. And so forth.

An additional two reviews, plus a drabble for the pairing of your choice will be awarded for each of the following categories each month:

  • Best Angst
  • Best Romance
  • Best Humour
  • Best Crack Pairing
  • Best Incest/Cousincest
  • Best Smut
  • Best Dark!Fic

If you participate in ten of the monthly rounds consecutively, you'll receive an additional ten reviews and a one-shot for the pairing of your choice.


Current Themes

  • Fluff
  • Smut
  • Angst
  • Tragedy
  • Crack
  • AU (any)
  • Crossgen
  • Summer Fling
  • Drabbles under 100 words
  • Kink fic

Former Themes

  • Muggle!AU
  • Love triangles
  • Freeverse
  • Unrequited
  • Drabble (100-500 words)
  • Interhouse
  • Polyamory
  • Coming Out
  • Breakup fic
  • Teacher/Student
  • Letter Fic
  • Infidelity
1/24/2013 . Edited 6/1/2013 #1
Gamma Orionis

Current Prompt List

  1. "Sing me something soft, sad, and delicate, or loud and out of key. Sing me anything."- Straylight Run, "Existentialism on Prom Night"
  2. Balance
  3. Terrified
  4. Yearning
  5. Old-fashioned
  6. First time
  7. "And I can't change, even if I tried. Even if I wanted to."- Mary Lambert, "Same Love"
  8. So little time
  9. Dewdrops
  10. Last dance
  11. Return
  12. Ice
  13. Burning bridges
  14. Confession
  15. Faith
  16. Wild unrest
  17. Tick tock
  18. Scarlet
  19. Dandelions
  20. Fixation
  21. Bells
  22. Merciful
  23. "Buy me a ring. Buy me a ring that will turn my finger green so that I can imagine our love is a forest; I wanna get lost in you."- Andrea Gibson, "I Do"
  24. Midnight
  25. "Hide your halo. I'll be your Saviour. Be a sinner with me."- The Dead Famous, "Hide Your Halo"
  26. "Don't shed a tear for me - I stand alone" - Blackmore's Night, "Village Lanterne"
  27. Travel
  28. Feathery
  29. Battle scars
  30. Love at first sight
  31. Rag doll
  32. Turquoise
  33. Destiny
  34. All my own
  35. The hands of fate
  36. Echo on the wind
  37. Bohemian
  38. Luxury
  39. Criminal
  40. Hopelessly devoted to you
  41. Wounds
  42. Exhausted
  43. "Imagine you go away on a business trip one day, and when you come back home, your children have grown and you never made your wife moan" - Regina Spektor, "The Ghost of Corporate Future"
  44. "I wasn't born for no marrying" - Sinead O'Connor, "Daddy I'm Fine"
  45. People are just people
  46. Angelic
  47. In my prime
  48. "To see me made her awful sad" - Regina Spektor, "Oedipus"
  49. It never ends
  50. Matchmaking
1/24/2013 . Edited 6/1/2013 #2
Gamma Orionis

Participants and Entries


February Masterlist

  • Fore Leafed Clover
  1. Naughty Little Girl (smut, angst)
  2. Going, Going, Gone (tragedy)
  • The Original Horcrux
  • Cheeky Slytherin Lass
  1. Holding Hands (fluff, angst)
  2. This Kind of Love Has to Be a Verb (angst)
  3. Beyond Reason (9) (angst)
  4. Beyond Reason (10) (angst)
  5. Beyond Reason (11) (fluff)
  6. Beyond Reason (17) (angst)
  • Exceeds Expectations
  1. Bet (angst, freeverse)
  2. Autumn (angst)
  • Cookies-and-Ink
  1. Where Wolves Fear to Tread (angst)
  2. Making a Habit of You (crack)
  3. White Wine Kisses (love triangles)
  4. Experimental (freeverse)
  5. Melancholia (cross-gen, angst, freeverse)
  6. Moments Like This (fluff)
  • forgotten timelords
  • MissingMommy
  • AlwaysPadfoot
  1. Not Enough (tragedy)
  2. Forever Perfect (angst)
  3. Just a Game (alternate universe)
  • DolbyDigital
  • Gamma Orionis
  1. Disguising Love (angst)
  2. Just Call Me (drabble) - Hermione/Ginny
  3. Husband Practice (smut) - Pansy/Astoria/Millicent
  4. See, You're Mine (smut) - Daphne/Pansy
  5. Written in the Stars (fluff, angst) - Andromeda/Lily
  • glowing neon
  • Someone aka Me
  1. slipping (freeverse, angst)
  2. different (angst, fluff)
  3. Deserved (fluff)
  • Lil'MissChris
  1. It's A Secret No One Knows (freeverse)
  • fan-freak121
  1. My Moon to My Night (freeverse)
  2. Do You Believe in Fairies? (fluff)
  3. Looking Back (fluff)
  • Valie
  1. Perfection (fluff)
  • Hope is a Beautiful Thing
  • autumn midnights
  1. This Was Real (angst, fluff)
  2. No Objections To That (fluff)
  • our dancing days
  • AnneNevilleReviews
  • articcat621
  1. Sweet Temptation (freeverse)
  2. Fighting to Find Truth (fluff)
  3. Love Hurts (angst)
  4. Soft Kisses and Small Touches (fluff)
  5. When One Door Closes (angst, freeverse)
  • UnicornsAndRainbows20089
  1. All Sorts Of Drabbles (fluff)
  • A-Sluggish-Memory
  1. Something More than Butterbeer (crack)
  • cupcake0118
  1. What the Heart Wants (angst, love triangle)
  2. Revenge of the Heart (angst)
  • starlight.moon.princess
  1. Devoted, Distrust (angst, freeverse)
  2. lotus flower (freeverse, angst)
  3. Seven Years With You (freeverse, angst, fluff)
  • HedwigBlack
  1. When Heaven Comes, I Swear It Comes In Love (29) (angst)
  • yellow 14
  1. Choices (love triangle)
  • eemmaatt33
  1. The Wand Chooses the Wizard (7) (angst, tragedy)
  • InLoveWithLaughing
  1. Grownups (angst, love triangle)
  • Kat Ducat
  1. a pinch of salt (freeverse)
  • Sparkling Soul
  • Jace-Jay
  • Yellowtail555
  1. Take Down Your Mask (Muggle!AU)

March Masterlist

  • Fore Leafed Clove
  1. run away to the land of dreams where your sister lies, away from this (drabble, tragedy, angst) - Andromeda/Narcissa
  • Cheeky Slytherin Lass
  1. Beyond Reason (21) (angst) - Alecto/Bellatrix
  2. Beyond Reason (22) (fluff, drabble) - Lucy/Penelope
  3. Beyond Reason (24) (angst, fluff) - Lavender/Parvati
  4. Beyond Reason (25) (angst, drabble) - Audrey/Fleur
  5. Beyond Reason (31) (unrequited, drabble) - Myrtle/Olive
  • Gamma Orionis
  1. Just Call Me (drabble) - Hermione/Ginny
  2. Husband Practice (smut) - Pansy/Astoria/Millicent
  3. See, You're Mine (smut) - Daphne/Pansy
  4. Written in the Stars (fluff, angst) - Andromeda/Lily
  • Someone aka Me
  1. Fragile Fire (interhouse) - Ginny/Luna
  • fan-freak121
  1. Life and Love are a strange, wonderful yet hurtful thing (17) (fluff, cross-gen) - Lily/Narcissa
  • autumn midnights
  1. the night before (interhouse) - Morag/Romilda
  2. love (drabble, interhouse, fluff) - Morag/Romilda
  • articcat621
  1. It's A Small Crime and I've Got No Excuse (drabble, cross-gen) - Bellatrix/Hermione
  2. Safe in Your Arms (drabble) - Hermione/Luna
  3. And Now You're Mrs Him (drabble, unrequited) - Lavender/Parvati
  4. Hearts are Funny Things (drabble) - Cho/Luna
  5. The Hardest Part (cross-gen) - Ginny/Nymphadora
  6. Made it Out Alive (drabble) - Lavender/Padma
  • starlight.moon.princess
  1. Necessary (drabble) - Lavender/Parvati
  2. Dreams (drabble, unrequited, interhouse) - Angelina/Audrey
  3. Change of Plans (drabble) - Astoria/Luna
  4. Practice Makes Perfect (drabble, fluff, interhosue) - Katie/Leanne
  5. Vanity (drabble, angst) - Hermione/Lavender
  6. Snap Decision (interhouse) - Parvati/Pansy
  7. Take My Hand (drabble, crossgen) - Luna/Roxanne
  8. Falling In Love - Again (interhouse) - Astoria/Ginny
  9. Beautiful (drabble) - Daphne/Pansy
  10. Cranberry Kisses (drabble) - Lavender/Parvati
  11. graceful ballerina (angst, fluff) - Susan/Hannah
  12. self-doubts (drabble) - Cho/Luna
  • yellow 14
  1. Susan's Gryffindor crush (interhouse) - Ginny/Susan
  • InLoveWithLaughing
  1. Flashes (6) (angst, drabble, unrequited) - Alice/Bellatrix
  2. Flashes (7) (cross-gen, fluff) - Lily Luna/Luna
  • Kat Ducat
  1. not who she's supposed to be (drabble) - Lavender/Ginny
  • Sparkling Soul
  1. Be The One That Saves Me (angst, interhouse) - Rose/Victoire
  • Jace-Jay
  1. love unspoken (unrequited) - Roxanne/Verity
  • we could be infinite
  1. you could be my punk rock princess (3) (drabble) - Lily Luna/Dominique
  • Empress Empoleon
  1. Smart and Silly (unrequited) - Hermione/Padma
  2. Wonderful (unrequited, Alternate Universe) - Molly II/Roxanne
  • SnarkyAndProudHufflepuff
  1. Beautiful (drabble) - Fleur/Ginny
  2. Wrong but so Right (drabble) - Hermione/Ginny
  3. The Life, Love and Trials of Harry Potter Characters (4) (fluff) - Hermione/Ginny
  4. The Life, Love and Trials of Harry Potter Characters (7) (angst, interhouse) - Cho/Hannah
  5. The Life, Love and Trials of Harry Potter Characters (25) (angst, interhouse) - Ginny/Luna
  6. The Life, Love and Trials of Harry Potter Characters (46) (angst, unrequited) - Cho/Marietta
  7. The Life, Love and Trials of Harry Potter Characters (49) (unrequited) - Cho/Marietta

April Masterlist

  • DolbyDigital
  1. Moments (drabble) - Minerva/Wilhelmina
  • fan-freak121
  1. Challenges (Chapter 2) (Alternate Universe) - Hermione/Ginny/Luna)
  • articcat621
  1. Moving Forward (angst, coming out) - Cho/Marietta
  2. it's right for them (fluff, coming out) - Lily Luna/Dominique
  3. Sometimes It Just Hurts (breaking up, angst) - Lavender/Parvati
  • UnicornsAndRainbows20089
  1. All Sorts Of Drabbles (fluff) - Lily Luna/OC
  • yellow 14
  1. I Have Something to Admit (coming out) - Ginny/Padma
  • InLoveWithLaughing
  1. Angels and Devils (polyamory, angst) - Bellatrix/Narcissa
  • Empress Empoleon
  1. Rapunzels (angst) - Lily/Narcissa
  • dimitrisgirl18
  1. they live to tell a fairytale (fluff) - Cho/Luna
  2. cinnamon and cloves (coming out) - Lily Luna/Roxanne
  3. this is how a heart breaks (angst, fluff) - Rose/Victoire

All statistics can be viewed here:

1/24/2013 . Edited 5/4/2013 #3
Four Leafed Clove

I'm in! (I need to write waay more femmeslash! When does this start? Feb?)

1/24/2013 . Edited 1/24/2013 #4
The Original Horcrux

Joining cause I need to broaden my horizons :)

1/24/2013 #5
Gamma Orionis

MissDominiqueLysander: You can start writing immediately, and you have until February 28th for the first round :)

The Original Horcrux: Wonderful! It's great to have you :D

1/24/2013 #6
Four Leafed Clove

Great!! :D

1/24/2013 #7
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Obviously I'll be writing for this just to up the femmslash love count. XD
1/24/2013 #8
princess-tiff90

BOO!!!

I have been dragged here (though not kicking and screaming) by Cheeky ;) Ok...she didn't drag me. I came willingly. Any who, sign me up :D

1/25/2013 #9
Four Leafed Clove

Here's my story, I used smut and angst:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8943102/1/Naughty-Little-Girl

1/25/2013 #10
Exceeds Expectations

Um, YES PLEASE.

So do I just...pick some prompts and go with it?

1/25/2013 #11
ProfessorSquirrell

Omg

Prompt 38

Omg

*hearts*

1/25/2013 #12
Cookies-and-Ink

I'm so in! :D

1/25/2013 #13
saltzmans
yesyesyes! this is so perfect! count me in!
1/25/2013 #14
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Paula: You can use all, some or none of the prompts. They're just inspiration. Everyone: Thanks for joining!
1/25/2013 #15
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Hedwig (Kelly, right?): I'm glad you like prompt 38. It's one of my favorite lines from Rent, so I had to add it.
1/25/2013 #16
MissingMommy

Amber, darling, I told you I would join the love. So here I am. Sign me up! :D

1/25/2013 #17
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
Sam: Yay! Femmslash love!
1/25/2013 #18
AlwaysPadfoot

I'm in. I've been becoming more addicted to femmeslash as the days go on.

1/25/2013 #19
DolbyDigital

I'm in :) Are we supposd to write one story for all of the themes, or use a few of the themes in one story?

1/25/2013 #20
Cheeky Slytherin Lass
DolbyDigital: Since the focus is to increase the number of femmslash stories on here, just write as much as your heart desires. That's my stance, at least. I think Gamma and I agreed on that, but I'll have to wait and let her be the deciding voice. Ami: That warms my heart. Welcome, love.
1/25/2013 #21
Gamma Orionis

MissDominiqueLysander: Woo! Congratulations!

DolbyDigital: Amber's correct; you can write as many or as few stories as your heart desires. You can use more than one theme in a single story if you want, or you could just use one, or you could do separate stories for separate themes... whatever you like! :)

Everyone: It's so fabulous to have you all participating! I can't wait to see what you all write :)

1/25/2013 #22
glowing neon

darling(s!), this is perfect! count me in :3

1/25/2013 #23
Gamma Orionis

Sylvia: I shall articulate my feelings about you taking part in the following way: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

1/25/2013 #24
AlwaysPadfoot

Could one of you shoot some pairings at me from across marauder to next gen eras please? :)

I'll write cest by the way :)

1/25/2013 . Edited 1/25/2013 #25
autumn midnights

I'm so in! There's a serious lack of femmeslash - that needs to change.

1/25/2013 #26
Gamma Orionis

AlwaysPadfoot: Of course :) Take your pick: Bellatrix/Narcissa, Lily/Andromeda, Bellatrix/Lily, Hermione/Ginny, Padma/Cho, Luna/Pansy, Lily Luna/Rose, Victoire/Dominique, Rose/Roxanne :)

autumn midnights: Wonderful! And I agree - and hopefully, this challenge will bring about some change ;)

1/25/2013 #27
AlwaysPadfoot

ooooo I like quite a few of those :) I'm probably going to do more than just one so this will well a lot.

1/25/2013 #28
Gamma Orionis

Perfect! Doing more than one is excellent ;D

1/25/2013 #29
Someone aka Me

Amber gave me a poke in this direction and I find I can't refuse.

Count me in :D

(maybe this will give me inspiration to restart that BellaAndi?)

1/25/2013 #30
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