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Prompting for 2014 Queer Fest is now closed.

recycling old prompts part i

Date: 2014-03-15 10:55 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Any Fandom with Alternate Universes, any characters, Character X learns that an alternate version of them is/was in a same-sex relationship and begins to question their sexuality.

Any fandom, any character, a bisexual character explains mathematically why being bi doesn’t double one’s chances of a date.

Any fandom, any character, after *insert cliche here* causes them to lose their memory, they have to come to terms with their sexuality again.

Any fandom, any character, An ace (asexual) character views sex as simply the necessary currency of love to keep their non-ace lover happy. It's not that they hate it, it's just that they wouldn't complain if the person they loved never wanted sex again. Ever. They have to explain to their non-ace partner why not being lust-crazed doesn't mean they aren't madly in love.

Any fandom, any character, an asexual character finds sex tolerable but dull. How does their sex partner keep it entertaining for both of them?

Any fandom, any character, becoming politically active after coming out.

Any fandom, any character, Being LGBT and an introvert, outside anything anyone would call a scene, making a community where you find it.

Any fandom, any character, Five lies s/he wouldn't have told if s/he'd been straight.

Any fandom, any character, how a character deals with casual homophobia (tasteless jokes, thoughtless remarks) when it comes from somebody they care about. Is it worth saying anything when you know they don't really mean to hurt you?

Any fandom, any character, it's easier to believe that someone in the older generation will be the intolerant and the younger friend tolerant, but it doesn't always work out that way.

Any fandom, any character, the five worst ways to come out.

Any fandom, any character, they've known and been comfortable with their identity for years, so why is the idea of coming out so terrifying?

Any Fandom, Any Character, Throughout their life they've internalised an idea of sex being bad and wrong, especially two people of the same sex. So when they find themselves very close to a friend of theirs, they justify it as a purer, idealized version of strong friendship that is free from the dirtiness of sex. Unfortunately, that's not exactly true.

Any fandom, any character, zie's always wanted the house, the dog, the kids, the white picket fence, and doesn't see why being queer is supposed to put a stop to that.

Any fandom, any character(s), one partner wants to be 'out' and one doesn't think that's important.

Any Fandom, any character(s), Step one - save the world. Step two - tell your parents you're not as straight than they thought. So, starting off with the easy one, then.

Any fandom, any characters, 'Daytime friends and nighttime lovers/They don't wanna hurt the others/So they love in the nighttime/And shake hands in the light of day' Two coworkers struggle to hide their relationship in the office, where homophobia abounds.

Any fandom, any characters, (For some reason) deprived of feeling sexual arousal for a time, a character starts to question their emotional feelings for other characters of the same sex, and finds it easier to accept their findings before sex once again entered the equation.

Any fandom, any characters, A gay man and a lesbian woman living in a repressive society get married in order to protect themselves.

Any fandom, any characters, everybody wakes up the next day as a different sex. Some people freak out, some trans* people are very happy, and some people look in the mirror, shrug, and go on with their lives.

Any fandom, any characters, In the vein of Bruce Coville's 'Am I Blue?' the entire queer population of any fandom is magically outed (actual blueness optional). How do they deal with this/how does the focal character respond to the knowledge that they're not alone?

Any fandom, any characters, The religious conservatives are the ones adamant about protecting the rights of lgbt people; the scientific liberals are the ones causing problems.

Any fandom, any characters; a couple characters get together and start shooting the breeze about in-jokey queer milestones -- when they first got into this band, or obsessed over that movie, or had an embarrassing crush on that one Disney character -- and it's all in good fun, but someone who grew up in a vastly different environment starts to realize how much of that assumed common history they never had.

Any Fandom, any female character, working in the sex industry while being asexual is both kind of weird and vaguely hilarious.

Any Fandom, Any Pairing, They've been friends for a long time now, but after seeing no sign of any sexual attraction to anyone one half comes to conclude that their friend is asexual and tries to put aside their own feelings for them. Except said friend is actually demisexual, and is coming to feel attracted to them.

Any fandom, male/male paring, Just because he's gay, doesn't mean he cares much about LGBT politics and what the government/society thinks. Just because he has a longtime partner doesn't mean he wants to be married - after all, they know they love each other, they don't need a piece of paper to prove it. But then [insert event] happens and his partner is seriously injured. Now all he wants is to be with the man he loves and hold his hand, but the doctors say that visitation rights are for close family only and suddenly the fact that he's no one to his partner in the eyes of the law means a whole damn lot. (Would love if this was set in Russia, but can be any country/state where there is no recognition for same-sex unions/partnerships whatsoever.)

Any fandom; Any long-lived character; times change, attitudes change - not always for the better. Not always for the worse, either.

Any fandom; Any character; being queer doesn't mean gaining an automatic knowledge of all the places to hang out.

Any high-school fandom, any characters, there's a rumour amongst the pupils that a teacher is gay. The teacher suddenly finds themself inundated with students wanting advice.

Any Military Fandom, any character, He is surprised when his unit takes his sexuality really well, but their wives don't want his partner hanging around them.

Any sci-fi fandom, any character, interspecies cultural confusion on sexuality/gender norms, hilarity ensues.

Arrested Development, Maeby, other characters, Maeby's slight failure to finish coming out to her mother leads to the entire family making their own guesses at who it is who's gay. Maeby's slightly offended that no-one suspects her.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Any characters, Sunnydale High students begin to perceive the library as a safe place for lgbt kids.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy Summers, Buffy practices by coming out to vampires and demons on her nightly patrol before she faces her family and friends.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawn Summers, As if she didn't have enough identity issues already: Rooming with the potential slayers makes Dawn realize she's bisexual.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles, Gay or Bi Giles doesn't quite get some of the Scoobies and/or Potentials using the term 'queer' to describe LGBT people; he's only ever heard it used as an insult by those who hated and wanted to hurt him and his friends.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles, Giles had a hard enough time trying to explain to Buffy and the Scoobies about Ethan Rayne being his friend. He doesn't know how to tell them that 'friend' was a euphemism...or that his present loathing of the man doesn't eliminate other feelings at all.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles, Going from being openly bi in England to being very much closeted in a US high school.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spike, the first time Spike was attracted to a man

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow and Giles, Willow is worried about what Giles will think when he finds out about her and Tara. Turns out she had nothing to be worried about.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow Rosenberg, during and after her relationship with Tara Willow is very definite that she is 'gay now'. Why does she identify as gay rather than bisexual, discounting her previous relationships with men and ruling out future ones?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Willow, Willow is tired of everyone using "witches" as a euphemism when talking about her and Tara.

Cabin Pressure, any character, you don't quite know why, but now that MJN might possibly fall apart, it's important for you to come out. Perhaps it's that you'd like the rest of the crew to remember you as the person you are, exactly.

Cabin Pressure, Carolyn Knapp-Shappey/Hercules Shipwright, it's not that Carolyn doesn't... not hate Herc; it's that she's had too many relationships falter when her partners find out who she really is. (Queer identity of writer's choice.)

Cabin Pressure, Douglas Richardson, he envies Martin for the acceptance his family showers on him (and Martin doesn't even notice). Not everyone can be so lucky...

Cabin Pressure, Douglas Richardson, he's not ashamed of who he is; it's just that other people are idiots and act as such when he tells them. He's not quite sure about Martin just yet, though...

Cabin Pressure, Martin Crieff, continuing a trend in his life, when Martin decides to come out to his family, they already know and accept him for who he is.

Cabin Pressure, Martin Crieff, Martin has never really had that many offers, so he's always taken what he could get, regardless of gender. He rather thought that's what it was like for everyone, and that sexual orientation was sort of like picking a football team to support.

Cabin Pressure, Martin Crieff, Martin wouldn't be so sensitive about his height if it wasn't for the fact that it might start people wondering why he never has to shave. Thankfully his voice has always been deep...

Cabin Pressure, Martin Crieff, now that he has a girlfriend, he's not queer anymore, right? It's such a relief! Except for the times when it isn't, which is more or less all of the time.

Cabin Pressure, Martin Crieff, yes, he's unusually short and is surprisingly hairless, but he doesn't mind being teased about it so long as no one jumps to the right conclusion about which gender he was assigned at birth.

Community, Abed (could be gen or Abed/anyone), Abed likes having rules, and the only rules he knows for romance are from fiction, and those romantic set-ups have rarely worked for him. Is there another way to do it?

Community, Abed Nadir, Abed comes out to his father.

Community, Abed, how Abed realized he was asexual.

Community, Annie Edison, Annie prefers being 'little Annie Adderall' to being 'the trans one'.

Community, Britta Perry, when people find out Britta's realised she's bisexual they treat it like the punchline to a joke because of her tendency to be so brash about social justice issues, or assume she's just adopting the label to be 'controversial'.

Community, Troy Barnes, Troy freaks out over so much stuff that everyone is highly confused when he apparently finds coming out to himself and them really very easy.

Crossover, Castle/Veronica Mars, Alexis Castle/Veronica Mars, While at college Alexis meets a mouthy, brilliant, infuriating woman who makes her reassess all her beliefs about her own sexuality.

DC Comics, Batman, Greg Rucka mentioned a story that he'd like to do but knows DC would never let him: A group of Gotham socialites are discussing their relationships with Bruce Wayne, and one of them eventually confesses that she's never had sex with him. They compare notes, realise that none of them have actually had sex with Bruce Wayne, and come to the inevitable conclusion... (author's choice about that conclusion and how accurate it is)

Doctor Who, any companion from a contemporary or future era or alien companion, A lesbian, gay, or bisexual companion who has never hidden their orientation gets stranded (temporarily or permanently) in a society that persecutes homosexuality.

Doctor Who, Any companion: Family and/or friends warily accepted that he/she disappeared for months at a time with some ‘Doctor’, but is bringing a same-sex S.O. from another time/planet to meet them too much?

Doctor Who, Canton Everett Delaware III, Canton as a companion to the Doctor: how does he react to the future of gay rights, and how does it change his outlook on life and his relationship?

Doctor Who, Donna Noble, Donna as MtF. The only guy on Earth she'd found who didn't mind she'd opted out of the op, and Lance tried to sacrifice her to the Spider Queen. Well, with the Doctor, she doesn't have to stick to Earth - and maybe her body wouldn't be considered 'freaky' out there in the black.

Doctor Who, Jack Harkness and Ten, Jack feels that Ten values him less as a companion and a friend because he is an omnisexual male, and confronts the Doctor about it.

Doctor Who, Jack Harkness, One of the strange things about traveling with Rose and the Doctor (early on, anyway) was Rose's outdated conceptions of sexuality.

Doctor Who, Martha Jones and Donna Noble, When someone tries to insult Martha for being gay, Donna gives them Hell like she's never given anyone Hell before.

Doctor Who, Martha Jones and Ianto Jones, Martha hadn't thought that medical students would be homophobic, and she hadn't thought that the office temp would be the one to offer her a shoulder to cry on.

Doctor Who, Martha Jones, Being with the Doctor - or working with Torchwood - and being out is so very different than being out at UNIT.

Doctor Who, Rose, Jack points out every attractive male, female, alien or other they come across and Rose starts to wonder why she’s not just agreeing about the men.

Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, Sarah was an activist back in the early seventies and not just for women's rights. Either explore her experiences back then as a lesbian or bi woman.

Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, She's always lived by her own rules so she's not going to apologise for being bi, but sometimes she forgets that Earth in the 20th/21st century isn't quite as open about such things as other places she's been.

Doctor Who: Susan Foreman, Susan accidentally lets the fact that she is trans slip (or the cat is let out of the bag during an adventure). Ian and Barbara react about as well as can be expected of two school teachers from the 1960s, which is to say not very well at all. (Susan does not have to ID as female, non-binary is cool too!)

Doctor Who, Ten and/or Captain Jack, both have been witness to a lot of history, what is their perspective on the LGBT history they have been around for (Stonewall? The trial of Oscar Wilde? Pink triangles?)

Ender's Game (& related books), any character/OC, Discovering one's sexuality in Battle School is about as hard as you'd think it would be, but even harder when you're not straight


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