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How to get into Lucifer's cage:
  • <p> <b>Season 5:</b> Kill each of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and steal their rings, then combine them and set them down while you recite a really long and complicated incantation.<p/><b>Season 11:</b> Open the door.<p/><b></b> Go inside.<p/></p>
BFFA ‘17: Trope Madness

This year, you get a say in what kinds of fics get the spotlight.

Previously in our awards we have a section of categories dedicated to popular fanfiction tropes, and this year, you’re going to help us decide which 10 tropes will be featured categories. 

Trope Madness will consist of 3 rounds of voting (via our Twitter @bellarkefiction)

Round 1: the 40 tropes will be grouped together in sets of 4, thematically; 1 will be eliminated in each group after a 72 hour voting period. 

Round 2: the remaining 30 tropes will be shuffled randomly and grouped in sets of 3; 1 will be eliminated in each group after a 72 hour voting period.

Round 3: the final 20 tropes will be shuffled again and paired up randomly for a final head-to-head vote; 1 will be eliminated in each pair after a 72 hour voting period.

The 10 winning tropes will be featured as categories in this years awards.

Trope Madness Schedule

  • June 5th: Round 1 begins
  • June 8th: Round 1 ends
  • June 12th: Round 2 begins
  • June 15th: Round 2 ends
  • June 19th: Round 3 begins
  • June 22nd: Round 3 ends

… winners announced shortly after!

Round 1 Match-ups

Group 1: 

  • High School/College AU
  • High School AU
  • College AU
  • Co-Workers

Group 2:

  • Established Relationship
  • Secret Relationship 
  • Past Relationship (exes)
  • Fake Relationship 

Group 3:

  • Friends with Benefits 
  • Childhood Friends
  • Enemies/Friends to Lovers
  • Best Friends Brother

Group 4:

  • Social Media AU
  • Coffee/Cafe Shop
  • Sharing a Bed
  • Slow Burn

Group 5:

  • Artist!Clarke
  • Doctor!Clarke
  • Pining!Clarke
  • Single Mom!Clarke

Group 6:

  • Teacher!Bellamy
  • Bartender!Bellamy
  • Pining!Bellamy
  • Single Dad!Bellamy

Group 7:

  • Future Fic (s5 onwards)
  • Supernatural/Magic
  • Historical/Period
  • Holiday (i.e christmas)

Group 8:

  • Celebrities AU
  • Politics
  • Grounder AU
  • Royalty 

Group 9:

  • Arranged Marriage
  • Kid Fic
  • Domestic
  • Pregnancy

Group 10:

  • Road Trip
  • Roommates
  • Neighbors
  • Soulmates

So, stayed tuned, follow us on Twitter and have fun!

Trope Madness: Round 1

That’s right, round 1 starts NOW over at our twitter @bellarkefiction!

To help us decide which 10 tropes will be featured categories in this years awards, we need YOU to help us. We’ve grouped together a total of 40 potential tropes in sets of 4, thematically; 1 will be eliminated in each group after a 72 hour voting period before moving on to the next round and so forth. 

Voting for Round 1 closes June 8th!

For additional information please see this post, but don’t hesitate to send us an ask if you have any questions and remember to have fun and vote for your favorite tropes!

Round 1 Match-ups and Voting links:

Group 1:

  • High School/College AU
  • High School AU
  • College AU
  • Co-Workers

VOTE HERE

Group 2:

  • Established Relationship
  • Secret Relationship
  • Past Relationship (exes)
  • Fake Relationship

VOTE HERE 

Group 3:

  • Friends with Benefits
  • Childhood Friends
  • Enemies/Friends to Lovers
  • Best Friends Brother

VOTE HERE

Group 4:

  • Social Media AU
  • Coffee/Cafe Shop
  • Sharing a Bed
  • Slow Burn

VOTE HERE

Group 5:

  • Artist!Clarke
  • Doctor!Clarke
  • Pining!Clarke
  • Single Mom!Clarke

VOTE HERE 

Group 6:

  • Teacher!Bellamy
  • Bartender!Bellamy
  • Pining!Bellamy
  • Single Dad!Bellamy

VOTE HERE

Group 7:

  • Future Fic (s5 onwards)
  • Supernatural/Magic
  • Historical/Period
  • Holiday (i.e christmas)

VOTE HERE

Group 8:

  • Celebrities AU
  • Politics
  • Grounder AU
  • Royalty

VOTE HERE

Group 9:

  • Arranged Marriage
  • Kid Fic
  • Domestic
  • Pregnancy

VOTE HERE

Group 10:

  • Road Trip
  • Roommates
  • Neighbors
  • Soulmates

VOTE HERE

anaander  asked:

Supernatural Vorkosigan!

Here’s the thing: I got this prompt a year and a half ago for my 1001 Followers Fic Giveaway, and never answered it. I think poor Anaander (Mianaiaiaiai) probably wanted an au of Vorkosigan Saga characters in the world of should-have-ended-with-s5 Supernatural, and I have no real objection to that but I am, at the moment and for the last year and a half, bored of that particular flavor of angst. So let’s go the cooler route, and talk Vorkosigan Saga with supernatural elements. Specifically, because they are my jam, faeries.

Because they’d go out into space with humans, wouldn’t they? Of course they would. Still no one names them - the Fair Folk, the Good Neighbors - but it’s known that the Seelie Court settles on what comes to be known as Eta Ceta, and spreads their empire from there. Bright and smiling and deadly, artistry and charm, lying only in the spaces between pretty words. And the Unseelie, dark and dangerous, smiling only to show their teeth and untamed but by their own rules - Jackson’s Whole, that is. Where the letter of the law is written in contracts and anything can be bought and sold.

And in the middle, though not, praise god, literally, is Barrayar. There were Folk of each Court on this little colony when the wormhole closed, few enough that a miracle occurred: they banded together, because the alternative was being overrun by the humans. Now, it’s not said, that “Vor” is just another word for “Fae”, but…they bred with mortals, but the older the family, the purer the bloodline, and the stronger all the old rules. Truth, iron, Names…A man’s bond is his word and his name, because that cannot be broken. Only a Vor, or someone with their lord’s explicit permission, may wield an iron blade.

They’ve got to have a different naming custom than in canon, because something that simple and formulaic is an invitation to disaster. Or maybe all the repetition dilutes the power?

God help the first faerie to try to throw a glamour over Cordelia’s eyes; she will literally Sensible her way through it. I bet Illyan’s chip lets him see through glamour as well.

My eyeteeth for the scene, though, when she wakes up to a grey-eyed faerie lord pointing a stunner at her and demanding her name. The Fair Folk might be not quite scientifically explicable enough for practical-minded Beta Colony, but she know this is a damn awful situation. So she refuses until he returns the gift - and he does, enough to tell her “Aral Vorkosigan”, at least, which isn’t quite all of it. (He’ll tell her the rest alone in the clearing away from he prison camp, a year later or so, and promise that if she ever needs him, if she ever calls, he’ll hear, come as quickly as he can. She’s already declined his proposal at hat point. but she keeps that Name like a treasure, and starts stuttering before she’ll let it pass her lips.) 

ALL the glamour in Cetaganda, and somewhat less classily at the balls each year for Winterfair and Gregor’s birthday, every Vor Lord and Lady showing off until the room swims with illusion and charm. Koudelka’s iron swordstick. Miles human enough that he can lie, but it gives him heartburn so he tap-dances through Naismith like a faerie prince of the old, old days. Mark feeling something click inside him as soon as he sets foot on Barrayar, or at least in Vorkosigan District, because even uprooted to other planets, the Fair Folk will settle onto a land and make it theirs, and Mark didn’t know until he got home.