I haven’t seen one of these around, so I decided to make one of them myself: The 30 Day OTP Challenge, AU edition!
I’ve tossed together some of my favorite AUs, some classic, some not so much. Feel free to go as full-on cliché or completely subversive of tropes as you’d like! I tried to make it accessible to polyships and platonic ships, as well as included some alternatives just in case (say, if you can’t handle horror, or if your ship is already in one of these situations…).
Don’t forget to tag it “30 Day OTP AU Challenge” so you can keep track, and enjoy!
Coffee Shop, High School, or College AU (start with the classic)
One member human, the other(s) supernatural creatures or with supernatural powers.
Oregon Trail AU
Pacific Rim AU (or, your favorite cheesy sci-fi movie)
Horror survival AU (zombies, etc.)
Secret agent(s) AU
World War 2 AU
Cops (or cop/criminal) AU
Mass Effect AU (or, your favorite sci-fi video game)
Pick your favorite TV show set in the past (or pseudo-past). Your ship is now the main characters.
Kitchen Nightmares/Chef AU
Rich family/hired hand AU
Egyptologist AU (The Mummy, or other culture of your choice)
One of them receives the others’ package (of sex toys) by mistake AU
Reversed positions AU (i.e., one has the job another usually has and vice versa)
Soulmate AU of some variety (countdown, seeing colors, bonding on sight, etc.)
Android and Human AU
Mythology AU (your origin of choice)
Grew up together and then moved away AU
Fantasy of choice AU (Dark, High, Urban, etc.)
Criminals (or Mafia) AU
PTA Archrivals AU
Pick your favorite TV show set in the present/future. Your ship is now the main characters.
Harry Potter/Hogwarts AU
Extras: +1. College/high school professors/teachers AU +2. Vet/Wereanimal (or just vet) AU +3. Alpha/Beta/Omega AU +4. Doctor/Med school AU +5. Lawyer/Law school AU +6. Dystopian AU +7. Time Traveler(s) AU +8. Movie/Book/Show/Game of your choice AU +9. Characters STUCK in Movie/Book/Show/Game of your choice AU +10. Evil-verse AU
The reason why I picked this movie is, I’m gonna have to admit, probably because I grew up with it (it is without a doubt the Pokemon movie I’ve seen the most often). As a child I didn’t like it that much, but now at an older age I appreciate the funny moments, the exciting moments and - wait for it - the Pokeshipping in this movie much more, not to mention some visually stimulating scenes and the hauntingly beautiful music. (One thing that still bugs me though, is that the only consequence of trying to capture the legendary Pokemon and nearly destroying the world for the Pokemon collector Lawrence III was losing his aircraft.)