Mostly because I'm surprised we've never had this kind of meme before. We love high school AUs. We love romance. Why not combine those into a glorious mix?

Your teen years are important, formatively speaking. You're trying to find out just where you belong and what kind of person you're going to be. This already daunting task is complicated by the soul-sucking demon known as high school. If you weren't having a hard time before coming here, you certainly are now.

Add into this mixture raging hormones, and baby, you've got a misery stew cooking. But it's not all bad! Sometimes high school crushes can be sweet, and the occasional high school relationship lasts.

So whether you're too cool or distracted for romance or always on to the next good looking stud, come on down and try to navigate the romantic labyrinth that is the halls of Bakerstreet High.

HOW TO PLAY
  • Comment with your character and preferences. Needless to say, aging down and AUing is welcomed and probably necessary. Have fun with it! Feel free to include a short blurb about your character's Bakerstreet High self. Are they popular? The class clown? A drifter? A band geek?
  • Comment to others.
  • Use the RNG. Or not.

Prompts under here )
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 08:04 pm


Age of Sail


Welcome to the high seas and the Caribbean, in the Golden Age of Sail—and Piracy! Hoist anchors and set sail, because there’s adventure—and treasure—on the horizon.


Piracy
A. Ship captain, of course, would you be found anywhere else? Command and the sea, those are your callings. Along with, of course, plunder.
B. Quartermaster, elected representative of the crew’s interests, and with power to veto the Captain’s decisions whenever the ship is not engaged in battle.
C. Crew. You’re in it for the plunder, and can’t be bothered with those pesky decisions. Unless, just maybe, you’ve got a mutiny in mind.
D. Cabin boy. Lowest in rank and newest on the ship, without any sailing experience of your own, but you’ll work your way up.
E. Stowaway. Whatever ship you’re on, whatever reason you have for running, you’d better hope you aren’t found.

The Law
F. Pirate-hunter. Maybe you’re working freelance, taking bounties where you find them, or maybe you are an officer of a royal navy, but either way, you’re tasked with bringing those lawless pirates to justice. There’s money in it, and glory for you.
G. Governor. You are the law, in your little corner of the Caribbean. Troops from the homeland, money and resources are yours, but anarchy is just one mistake away, and the pirates are always threatening your ships and those of your traders.
H. Honest sailor. You follow orders and don’t ask too many questions about them. Or the cargo.
I. Innocent Passenger. Honestly, you were just trying to get home, or to your new home in the new world. But now? Pirates.

Land-Lubbers
J. Innkeeper or Brothel Madam. When the pirates and sailors come into town, they’re going to need food, drink, and companionship. You’re here to provide that.
K. Shipwright. Ships and repairs, it’s all your business. You’re willing to serve any customer, and you don’t ask too many questions.

L. Wildcard! Who would your character be in the Golden Age of Sail?

Mix and match, pirates and pirate hunters, raid a ship or follow a map to treasure. Go get that horizon!

Reposted from here, credit to [personal profile] marlowe_tops.
 
 
16 July 2017 @ 12:23 pm


the realistic college au meme.

comment with your character's name and canon in the subject header. use rng or pick one of the options below for your au scenario.

prompts. )
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15 July 2017 @ 05:10 pm
 

the generic spy au



  • post with your character. congratulations, they're now a spy.
  • need inspiration? think kingsman, james bond, mission impossible, the bourne movies or any of these
  • pick a mission (assassination? gathering intel? going undercover?) or another situation (spies have to eat and drink and sleep, too, right? spies might have a family, spies might have downtime...)
  • tag around! others might be your partner, your target, a spy from another agency, a concerned family member, your boss or whatever else
Original: [personal profile] demisms 
 
 

the merfolk meme

The ocean is a beautiful and mysterious place. Over 95 percent of it remains unexplored. So it isn't so unbelievable that things could exist in it's depths which the world believes to be myths. The most fascinating and well-known stories of things lurking in the ocean's undiscovered depths are the merfolk. Creatures with the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish. Stories of mermaids and mermen span the globe.

Are they real?

Well, that's for you to decide.

We all could do with a healthy dose of fantasy )
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10 July 2017 @ 08:21 pm
 


You wake up, and you're living a different life. Whatever you had before, whatever you'd accomplished before, is gone. In their place is something familiar, but not the same. Maybe your friends are your enemies, your enemies your friends. Maybe it's the whole world, maybe it's just your household. The only thing you know for sure is that something's changed, and you're the only one who's noticed. But who changed? Them... or you?


1. Domestic bliss. You may not be used to being married to this person or anyone, but now you are. Who are they? Someone you know? Someone you don't know at all? Whatever it is, you seem to have made a life together here.

2. Black is white, white is black. Whatever side you used to work for, you don't anymore. Your friends may have just become your enemies (or maybe they're there with you, working for a cause that you remember as wrong wrong wrong). You might want to step lightly here, though. No one likes an apparent defector.

3. Career changes. Well, your resume's really fucked now. The job you've been doing for the last x years? Never happened. Your awesome space marines team now work at a Wendy's. Or a bookstore. Or maybe you and your retail buddies are now saving the galaxy. Who knows? Whatever, hope you pick up new skills quick!

4. Pet platoon. Oh christ, now you're not even the same species. Your life has been reinterpreted into animal-life. Whatever, human life sucks anyway. Go chase a squirrel!

5. Back in time. Most of the details are same, it's just the setting that's changed. Did you live in 2000? Hope you like the 1800s! Good luck with that whole 'no indoor plumbing thing'.

6. The time of my life. You've seen this movie. One minute you're living pretty as a twelve-year-old, next minute it's eighteen years later and you have to hold down a job. Or maybe you've just been slingshoted to when you were younger. At least you'll totally breeze through algebra this time, right?

7. Wildcard. Make up your own, suggest your own. Do whatever you want. The universe is yours! (Sorta.)
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10 July 2017 @ 06:19 pm


the bakery au meme

Bakeries have long been a favorite location of everyone and everything. This is a scientific fact. There is just something about fresh bread and cookies, rich cake and fudge, and whatever other goodies can be made that draw people in, make people want to stick around for a while, and sometimes cause hilarious drama. Some places are traditional and others are more modern, acting like cafes as well, but everyone who loves anything yummy is going to find something they like!

Not everything about a bakery is all quaint, cute, and fun, though! There are customers who are nightmares to work with, ovens that burn things on purpose, long hours, and sometimes, idiot coworkers who forget to make a note that you are out of flour. Flour!

Directions and prompts here! )
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Mostly because I'm surprised we've never had this kind of meme before. We love high school AUs. We love romance. Why not combine those into a glorious mix?

Your teen years are important, formatively speaking. You're trying to find out just where you belong and what kind of person you're going to be. This already daunting task is complicated by the soul-sucking demon known as high school. If you weren't having a hard time before coming here, you certainly are now.

Add into this mixture raging hormones, and baby, you've got a misery stew cooking. But it's not all bad! Sometimes high school crushes can be sweet, and the occasional high school relationship lasts.

So whether you're too cool or distracted for romance or always on to the next good looking stud, come on down and try to navigate the romantic labyrinth that is the halls of Bakerstreet High.

HOW TO PLAY
  • Comment with your character and preferences. Needless to say, aging down and AUing is welcomed and probably necessary. Have fun with it! Feel free to include a short blurb about your character's Bakerstreet High self. Are they popular? The class clown? A drifter? A band geek?
  • Comment to others.
  • Use the RNG. Or not.

Read more... )
 
 
08 July 2017 @ 01:29 pm

GOOD END MEME


Sometimes you want a fix-it AU. You want everyone to live, to be happy, to find love, so on and so forth. You want the bad guy to lose early, for victory and triumph. No one dies, some deus ex machina saves the world, everyone goes out for ice cream after the final battle, whatever. The moral of the story is, everyone gets a happy ending. Everyone. Slasher movie? Everyone survives the night and the axe murderer changes their ways because they got a puppy. War movie? Both sides decide it's not worth it and sign a peace treaty. So. Like. Have fun with your lives not sucking.

• Top level your character. Include any details you might think are relevant. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

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MYTHICAL CREATURE MEME




HOW IT WORKS:
  • You can either use the RNG or pick whichever creature you like.
  • Leave a comment with your muse. Now they are a mythical creature.
  • Others will tag your muse as a different or the same magical creature, or a human, or what they naturally are, or whatever they like.
  • If you'd prefer, all these creatures can appear human, but shift between forms.
  • Have fun!

Read more... )

original version posted by [personal profile] omggirlonthenet
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07 July 2017 @ 07:47 pm

WHAT IF THEY HAD LIVED? MEME


We're not going to have a ton of prompts today, folks. However, we are going to have this. Say your character or someone close to your character dies in canon. Perhaps they die young, perhaps they're a big damn hero, perhaps they're a slithery villain that SHOULD be dead. What would happen if they didn't? How would the world change? This is your place to explore that kind of AU! Did the death situation never happen? Did they perhaps escape by the skin of their teeth? Did something (or someone) save them? How does the bright and shining (or dark and ominous) future pan out for them?

• Top level your character. If you like, you can explain any world changes you might want made. If not, you can hash it out with your future partners.
• Reply to other's top levels!
• Please note before you open this meme that there are likely (almost sure) to be spoilers for media you haven't seen/read yet! Proceed at your own risk.
• Have fun!

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06 July 2017 @ 09:53 am



VICTORIAN ERA AU MEME


Have you ever just felt like you were born in the wrong time? No? Good, because the past actually sucks. Anyway, it's still interesting to shove your characters into those time frames, so right now it's time for Victorian Era Shenanigans. You know you're intrigued.


Options under the knife...  )
 
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03 July 2017 @ 09:34 pm


IT'S A PIRATE'S LIFE FOR MEME


IT'S TIME TO BE A PIRATE, NERDS. OR LIKE, A PIRATE HUNTER? OR TRY TO TURN PIRATES INTO HONEST MEN? LOOK, WORK WITH US HERE. Essentially this is where you can let loose all of your deep dark pirate desires while judged by both muppets and aliens so we mean best of all worlds, right? Be a pirate, sail the seas, steal shit. Be rich, get stolen from. Be the law, arrest some fucking pirates. Be a madam. We don't care. THE POINT IS, IF IT IS AT ALL TANGENTIALLY RELATED TO PIRATES? PLAY IT HERE. Even Space Pirates. Sky Pirates. ANY KIND OF PIRATE.

• Top level your character. Include any details you might think are relevant. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

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23 June 2017 @ 01:16 pm

The AU!Pet Person Meme (Shipping & Smut)
UNDER HERE )
 
 
20 June 2017 @ 10:14 pm
 

high school au meme

 

1. Post with your character with their name and series in the subject line.

2. Roll 1-19.

3. ???

4. Play out high school AU times.

 

 

Read more... )
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20 June 2017 @ 03:15 am



the alternate universe meme

  • comment with your character.
  • reply to others with picture prompts, starters, whatever you would like. for au idea inspiration, try this.
  • have fun!


 
 
19 June 2017 @ 08:46 pm

𝔬𝔫𝔠𝔢, further back in years than anyone alive could remember, there is a land that even time has forgotten, filled to the brim with magic and mystery both good and ill. This is where you make your home. Who you are in this kingdom - or many kingdoms - is as varied as the blades of grass that spread over this lush terrain. You could be a petulant princess, a delving dwarf, a highway man with more than a few secrets, a devoted knight, a mage of ancient spellcraft, or even an ageless elf. No matter your station, though, one thing is for certain: whatever life you lead, it's about to get a great deal more exciting. There is a war brewing, somehow, somewhere, and the peace of your homelands is at stake. You are the only one who can set things right and go on a quest to save everyone.

Still, what is an adventure without an adventure of the heart? You are not alone, and you'll find that trying times can forge ironclad emotions. Of course, you'll find that the path of love is no easier here than anywhere else, be the person you admire an arranged fiancé you're not too fond of at first, a forbidden object of desire, a traveling companion, an enemy, a lifelong friend, an ally...or another species from you entirely. Yet, in any case, this is no time for romance, is it? Only moments can be stolen, and you must set aside your feelings for the greater good.

In this time, in this place, will you get your happy ending, or will this story prove to be a much darker fantasy?


  • Comment with your character, information, preferences, and any AU you might want to do with your character if they're not from an applicable setting.
  • Reply to others.
  • Thread with them.
 
 
19 June 2017 @ 03:11 am

GOOD END MEME


Sometimes you want a fix-it AU. You want everyone to live, to be happy, to find love, so on and so forth. You want the bad guy to lose early, for victory and triumph. No one dies, some deus ex machina saves the world, everyone goes out for ice cream after the final battle, whatever. The moral of the story is, everyone gets a happy ending. Everyone. Slasher movie? Everyone survives the night and the axe murderer changes their ways because they got a puppy. War movie? Both sides decide it's not worth it and sign a peace treaty. So. Like. Have fun with your lives not sucking.

• Top level your character. Include any details you might think are relevant. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

 
 
10 June 2017 @ 01:50 pm


the realistic college au meme.

comment with your character's name and canon in the subject header. use rng or pick one of the options below for your au scenario.

prompts. )
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29 May 2017 @ 09:15 pm



the alternate universe meme

  • comment with your character.
  • reply to others with picture prompts, starters, whatever you would like. for au idea inspiration, try this.
  • have fun!


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24 May 2017 @ 05:01 pm

welcome to hogwarts


  • double double, toil and trouble...
  • comment with your character, include desired house affiliations, roles, or scenarios!
  • respond to others.
  • i like to think everyone knows harry potter and about hogwarts but if you don't, basically MAGIC SCHOOL!!!1! and here's a wikia.
  • write starters, babes.
  • have a grand ol' time

( taken from [community profile] 221_b. )
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16 May 2017 @ 06:15 pm



the alternate universe meme

  • comment with your character.
  • reply to others with picture prompts, starters, whatever you would like. for au idea inspiration, try this.
  • have fun!


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08 May 2017 @ 11:41 am
 
 

the alternate universe meme

how to play
1. post with your character, name and canon in the subject line.
2. feel free to mention which aus you’re willing or not willing to play in the body of the comment.
3. tag by rolling for an alternate universe setting using rng.
4. or tag by picking whatever au you’d like to play in most.
5. have fun!

Read more... )
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06 May 2017 @ 11:42 pm
Welcome to the City of Libria

An Equilibrium AU meme

In the first years of the 21st century a third World War broke out. Those of us who survived knew mankind could never survive a fourth. That our own volatile natures could simply no longer be risked.

Anger, hate, fear, sadness, these things are no more, but along with them went joy, excitement, hope and love. In the words of Father: "At the cost of the dizzying highs of human emotion, we have suppressed its abysmal lows."

Further information under the cut to save space )


Comment with your character's name and canon in the subject header, and your role and a brief explanation in the body. Or don't, I'm not the boss of you.

Mostly just tag around and have fun, that's what we're all here for.
 
 
06 May 2017 @ 05:26 pm

GOOD END MEME


Sometimes you want a fix-it AU. You want everyone to live, to be happy, to find love, so on and so forth. You want the bad guy to lose early, for victory and triumph. No one dies, some deus ex machina saves the world, everyone goes out for ice cream after the final battle, whatever. The moral of the story is, everyone gets a happy ending. Everyone. Slasher movie? Everyone survives the night and the axe murderer changes their ways because they got a puppy. War movie? Both sides decide it's not worth it and sign a peace treaty. So. Like. Have fun with your lives not sucking.

• Top level your character. Include any details you might think are relevant. Or don't. As always, we're not the cops.
• Reply to other people's top levels!
• Have fun!

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PASSENGERS
a sci-fi AU shipping meme


Honestly, it was quite the inevitability: with a population boom and diminishing resources, Earth has become so overpopulated that living comfortably has become impossible. This should be the end of the line...but humans are an industrious lot. As soon as space travel was possible, intrepid groups began to set out into the cosmos to find new suitable habitats among the stars. Of course, with discovery came the inevitable commercialism - companies use their luxurious, branded ships to shuttle average Joes across the sea of space so they can settle on equally luxurious, branded colonies promising answers to dreams and a chance at a new life. The price tag is steep, and one must be willing to be put in the necessary cryosleep (space travel is still a long, arduous journey, despite the fancy vessels), yet many are finding this voyage an attractive one.

And you, lucky you, have found yourself, through your own wealth, a valuable skill set, or virtually selling your soul, a passenger on one of these ships bound for a colony. Everything you'd ever hoped for will soon come true, in what will be for you a blink of an eye. In around one hundred years, you'll begin a new life when you wake up.

When you wake up, which is sooner than it should be. You wake, confused and disoriented, to realize there's been an accident. Your pod, one among thousands, has malfunctioned and you've been roused with ninety years still left on the itinerary. Ninety years for you to age. To get old, to die long before you reach your destination.

Ninety years to be alone.

Only you're not alone, it seems, as someone else has been ejected from their pod, as well. The two of you are complete strangers, left by the hands of fate to see no one living being but each other throughout several miles of twisted, cold steel and space locks. At the very least, however, you have years to get to know them.

...and, perhaps, more. After all, tragedy makes strange bedfellows and emotions may just run high when there's only one other person to turn to.

How to Play
  • Basically, I wanted Angst Space Shipping: The Meme without using That Plot Twist from the movie. Sue me.
  • Comment with your character, pref, info, etc.
  • Tag others.
  • There is no better meme than this for cross-canon tagging or crack shipping because it's two randos stuck on a space ship, come on.


Prompts
  1. Waking Up: Not an ideal meet cute. More like a meet-throw up because you're both doomed.
  2. Growing Closer: There are wonderful things to do together on this ship - pools, restraunts, movies, gyms, you name it - or you could simply learn about each other.
  3. Moment of Truth: It may be the cabin fever, but you can't imagine feeling stronger for any person than you do for your companion. You have to tell them that you want to be with them - in a romantic sense, not just a "we share the same space ship" sense.
  4. Life Together: You've fallen into a sort of domestic routine.
  5. The Obligatory Smut Option
  6. Trying Times: The shit has hit every fan in the vicinity; the ship itself might fall apart or hit an asteroid. Think fast and save yourselves!
  7. Fight: You're in a tiff or you've broken up. This won't get awkward, will it?
  8. Unhappy Ending: One of you dies before the other, leaving one alone.
  9. Happy Ending: You may not have reached your destination, still - you did find a new home.
 
 
14 April 2017 @ 06:50 pm
 
The Rule 63 Meme




Rule 63, also known as a genderswap or a fem AU, is the idea that any character can have a counterpart of the opposite gender. In essence they are the same person, they have an (almost) identical personality, but are instead the opposite sex of their original canon character. This can effect them in subtle but interesting ways, and figuring out what changes, what's different, and what has stayed exactly the same is the key to the fun! 
While this is labeled as a Rule 63 meme, it's fine to bring it male versions of female characters. (as it seems as though rule 63 is defined as male to female swap) And don't be shy about tagging around, or hitting up a 63'd character even if yours is not. The idea is to have fun!

GO FORTH AND AU

options )
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14 April 2017 @ 06:42 pm
 

mermaids & land dwellers
a possibly (au) mermaid ❝shipping❞ meme

Few fantastical creatures have captured the imaginations of those of us stuck in the mundane quite like mermaids. It's understandable: the ocean provides an endless canvas for us. Who knows what may live in those deep, seemingly endless depths? There's something intriguing about the mermaid, too, as a being that exists between two worlds. Beautiful human up top, dangerously alien down below, a mix between the comforting and the unknown. Such a combination is all very alluring, speaking perfectly of both the sense of freedom and adventure and and the impending doom offered by the high seas.

Because of the mystery and excitement provided by mermaids, people have been considering what the relationships between those who live on land and those who dwell in the sea would be like. For as long as there have been mer-tales, there have been stories of lucky or unlucky seafarers who earn the attention of mermaids. In some cautionary tales, merfolk are said to be little more than sirens who relish in driving sailors to their doom, luring them to the waters with gorgeous songs so that ships may be crashed, blood spilt, and flesh rend to fill the bellies of sea-demons. In other, more optimistic tales, there are lonely mermaids who fall in love with sailors, fishermen, and princes and will do anything to be with their objects of affections, even if it means turning to sea foam. Of course, earning a mermaid's love may not be better than becoming their prey; after all, in their ignorance of the children of earth, they may pull a person under the water and forget that air is a necessity for some.

Perhaps you are a human or other offspring of the land who has grown up with the tales of mermaids. You know that caution must be taken should you go on the ocean, lest you become nothing more than a meal. If you were in that situation, you would never fall for the merfolk's charms. However, that's so much easier said than done.

On the other hand, you could be a mermaid. Whether you are "good" or "bad" depends entirely on upbringing, just like with anyone else. Finally, you've come upon a land dweller. Will you be infatuated with them, look at them as a sweet morsel, or be more scared of them than they are of you?

how to play )
 
 
07 April 2017 @ 11:06 pm

WHAT IF THEY HAD LIVED? MEME


We're not going to have a ton of prompts today, folks. However, we are going to have this. Say your character or someone close to your character dies in canon. Perhaps they die young, perhaps they're a big damn hero, perhaps they're a slithery villain that SHOULD be dead. What would happen if they didn't? How would the world change? This is your place to explore that kind of AU! Did the death situation never happen? Did they perhaps escape by the skin of their teeth? Did something (or someone) save them? How does the bright and shining (or dark and ominous) future pan out for them?

• Top level your character. If you like, you can explain any world changes you might want made. If not, you can hash it out with your future partners.
• Reply to other's top levels!
• Please note before you open this meme that there are likely (almost sure) to be spoilers for media you haven't seen/read yet! Proceed at your own risk.
• Have fun!

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05 April 2017 @ 02:33 am



the alternate universe meme

  • comment with your character.
  • respond to others
  • "i don't think we're in kansas anymore, toto" — just what it says in the tin, cast canon aside and create your own adventures. need some inspiration?
  • write starters or whatever it is we do here
  • have a grand ol' time
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