otp advent calendar

Christmas Prompts: Some I made up, some I took from the internet. Feel free to do the whole challenge, or just do some randomly.

1. Mistletoe kiss

2. Pretend boyfriend/girlfriend for family Christmas party

3. You made me a Christmas playlist but it’s just Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is you”. I can’t tell if you’re hitting on me or if it’s a joke

4. My car got stuck in snow you saved me

5. Last Christmas I gave you my heart and you asked me to marry you 

6. I got you for Secret Santa, but I thought it was suppose to be a gag gift, and now I wont fess up because I’m embarrassed

7. We’re both stuck at the airport for Christmas eve

8. Snowman competition, the judges are a bunch of five year old kids

9. I work at a toy store and you keep coming in but never buy anything

10. Your dad is Santa, he’s missing, and I’m helping you save Christmas

11. I’m a barista and you keep making weird faces when you drink the “Christmas cheer in a cup” coffee I make, why do you keep ordering it?

12. We’re neighbors and I just got locked out of my apartment, I was baking cookies that will burn if I don’t get in there quick

13. You made me an ugly Christmas sweater

14. I met you on Christmas but haven’t seen you since, until today on Christmas day, are you an angel? Wait, you actually are?

15. We’re stuck in different cities, so we wont be together for Christmas. We end up talking on the phone for hours, to the annoyance of our families

16. You’re robbing the bank on Christmas eve and I’m a hostage but you’re actually really nice

17. I was dressed up as an elf, because of my job. You’re drunk and think I actually know Santa

18. You hate Christmas because you’ve never had a good one. So I go all out to make this the best Christmas for you

19. I was cold, so you gave me your jacket but now you’re cold too. So I suggest we hug instead

20. I’ve never seen snow in person before, until now, what is this white stuff falling from the sky? Why are you laughing at me?

21. We got into an argument because of something stupid, but I slipped on ice on the stairs. I called you to help me, and our fight was forgotten when you got all worried

22. I was putting up Christmas lights, and I literally fell into your arms

23. There’s one Christmas cookie left, so I challenge you, winner takes the cookie

24. You keep playing Christmas music, and it’s driving me nuts, please play something else

25. Free prompt

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day 19: Stephen Maturin/Jack Aubrey - Patrick O'Brian

Some days I think that these two are the best characters ever written. That’s not me being bonkers (much) - it’s the genius of Patrick O'Brian. It’s also the best justification ever for watching films because actors you fancy are in them. My Aubreyad education went: film - fanfic -  first book - more fanfic - oh shall I read another book? - urk I have finished all the books what do I do NOW? I only watched the film because of Paul Bettany, plus lots of other lovely folk (Lee Ingleby, Richard McCabe, James D'Arcy), and because of Peter Weir. Not because of Russell Crowe, or the navy, or any interest in the Napoleonic Wars. So imagine my surprise when I fell in love. 

Jack and Stephen not just interesting, complex, attractive, rounded characters in themselves; they are, but their relationship is even more interesting, complex and attractive. It’s so close to being canon; they truly love each other more than anyone else in the world. They are very different people who fit each other. Sometimes awkwardly, sometimes explosively, but god they fit together. THey have found the one person who truly gets them. All this and war, and spying, and botany, and wives, and music, and the sea, and intrigue and torture oh I could ramble on for hours. 

There are always some OTPs that you love more than others, or that stay with you. This is one of mine, because - I think - they are so believeable. I love Stephen the most, (ug, Stephen! doctor/naturalist/spy/addict/snarky bastard/deadly shot BAMF Stephen!) but god do I love Jack too. And the casting! You wouldn’t have necessarily picked PB for Maturin  (he’s too tall, too sandy, too handsome) but he is of course brilliant. I love him anyway, a lot, but he’s so great as Stephen. And my god, RC is just the perfect Jack. I was fairly indifferent to Russell before (even though I know he’s a good actor). Now I have a stupid happy grin whenever I see his face in anything, because I love Jack that much. 

The film is an excellent adaptation (I realised, once I’d started the books) but the greatest joy is reading the books again. They’re so glorious; gripping, thrilling, funny, slyly educational, truly un-put-downable; even without the slash goggles on. Time for a re-read. Again.

“AAC 2k16″ December 5th

Welcome to the fifth day of AAC. Here, we will have the next post for our annual writing challenge, so buckle up and start writing! (Remember that the completed speed writes of around 1,250 words are due by 2:30 p.m. EST on December 7th! [Also we’d recommend giving your work a title to make it really jump out to those who are reading them via the links provided])

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“Lovely" AU

Character A and Character B are at a sleepover, and Character A is feeling incredibly sleepy and sentimental – a mix of being up super late and coming down from a sugar high – and they can’t stop running their fingers through Character B’s hair and whispering sweet niceties to them. Character B is too enraptured by this soft side of Character A to pull away…but also because their legs are totally tangled together.

Compiled List of Fics From the Previous AU

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day 22: Sam Tyler/Gene Hunt - Life On Mars 

I really do have a thing for crime-fighting OTPs, I know, and really, who can blame me? You’d think it might get samey, but that’s never going to happen with these two. Because not only is it the glorious partnership of two ostensibly different/fucked up/bolshy people coming together and finding that they fit with each other like they do no-one else, it’s also one of the best ideas for a telly show ever. (disclaimer: I never watched A2A because I was wandering around with my fingers in my ears going lalalalalala Sam + Gene 4ever). 

I usually love one of the OTP more than the other, and the surprising thing for me is that despite watching because I have an unholy passion for John Simm (especially in those trousers), I actually like Gene more. Credit to the concept of the show and Johnny’s acting (The Harry Lime Syndrome again) that I love Sam, because, god, objectively, he is such a selfish, arsey whiny little prick of a fucker, he really is. Gene, underneath the bravado and the ticks-every-box-bigotry, and the casual violence is actually a good man. 

And it’s not just the concept that’s brilliant; it’s everything. Cast, design, music, script, story lines, the detail. And the ending! It’s a perfect example of an ending that falls apart if you apply too much logic to it, but it’s so emotional satisfying that I don’t care. 

But - let’s take a moment to remember the good things. Sammy’s trousers. Gene in swimming trunks. Gunpoint snark. Dancing in the club. Dartboard-rattling handsiness. Sammy handcuffed naked to his tiny bed. And did I mention the trousers? Ugh, Sammy, your thighs

“Glitter”

For guixonlove to cheer her up, inspired by daysofstorm’s brilliant (and glittery) Advent Calendar.

It’s also Day 3: Massage of the 31 Day Domestic OTP Sketch Challenge devised by kowabungadoodles.

  1. Milkshake drinking competition
  2. Aggressively feeding ducks
  3. Massage
  4. Secretly shopping for the other
  5. Buying a Pet
  6. New Pet regrets
  7. Sudden rainstorm
  8. Watching terrible television
  9. Sleepy kissing
  10. Starbucks AU
  11. Fighting over fridge space
  12. Sharing a shower
  13. Sexy day dreams
  14. Unfortunate public boner
  15. DIY project
  16. Tickle fight
  17. Spontaneous Musical
  18. Costume party
  19. Walking home drunk
  20. Sex interrupted by phone
  21. Trying a new sport.
  22. Home cooking!
  23. Fell in a river
  24. Minor Phobias
  25. CHRISTMAS FLUFF
  26. Magical AU
  27. Can’t sleep
  28. Night time confessions
  29. Getting lost
  30. Awkward dinner party
  31. Holiday (vacation)!