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The first shot has been fired - the Fic Battle will now begin! Full rules and guidelines here (please note the sign-up addition and the last prompt deadline edit), but the quick version is here:

1) Author A replies to this entry with their writing preferences (from here) to start their thread. Minor changes are allowed to preferences, if needed.
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4) Author A moves on to Prompter 2.
5) Prompter 1 may now give Author A another prompt if they so choose, continuing on until prompts close on Thursday, June 21st at 10am EST (7am PST).
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piesek
Jun. 15th, 2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Maximum rating I will write (G - NC-17): NC-17
I WILL write any of these genres (underline all that apply): angst, fluff, AU, crossovers, smut, humor, shippy!fic, gen/friendship!fic
My preferred characters/ships are: Troy/Abed is my absolute favorite pairing. Troy, Abed, and Annie, probably, as far as characters go, but I love them all.
I will NOT write these topics/characters/ships: recreational drug use, rape/molestation, certain kinks (scat, emetophilia, vore, guro), anything that is meant to put down certain fan views/imply that other people are watching the show "wrong", any serious character bashing (though mockery of the sort seen on the show is fine, I just don't want anything like "Britta dies, everyone parties" or whatnot), infidelity plots. I'm not going to say no to any pairings, but as for ones that would probably not work easily for me: Shirley/not Andre, Pierce/study group member, Annie/Abed. Also note that I tend to prefer male/male pairings, and therefore at least have experience writing smut for them, and much less for male/female and female/female pairings. That doesn't mean I won't write them by any means, it just means the result may be a bit rough. I also don't write any popular cross-fandom AU universes, like the D/s universe or omegaverse, or wingfic in general.
I WILL write crossovers in any of these fandoms: Buffy, Doctor Who (New Who only, though; sorry, I lack proper knowledge on the original eight Doctors), Homestuck, True Blood, Glee (yes, really), Avengers movieverse, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, Adventure Time, Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, Harry Potter, Star Trek (original series or reboot), The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, any Grimm brothers fairy tale, Firefly; please note that the bashing thing still applies as above, and I won't write a crossover if it's just about how you hate the other fandom/show/movie/whatever.
eleventhimpala
Jun. 15th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Abed's series of documentaries about the study group has become a cult hit on the Internet, and the group gets a kick out of reading fan fiction inspired by them. Things get awkward when they come across a badly-written Jeff/Annie fic that portrays Britta as a vindictive, evil shrew.

Noticing how much this bothers her, the group tries to make Britta feel better. (Some Britta/Troy, but mostly Britta/Study Group, please!)
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Fanon and the Transformative Arts | 1,826 words
eleventhimpala: Abed's series of documentaries about the study group has become a cult hit on the Internet, and the group gets a kick out of reading fan fiction inspired by them. Things get awkward when they come across a badly-written Jeff/Annie fic that portrays Britta as a vindictive, evil shrew.

Noticing how much this bothers her, the group tries to make Britta feel better. (Some Britta/Troy, but mostly Britta/Study Group, please!)"


It was never hard to tell when Annie was keeping a secret that made her feel guilty. Whether it was the nervous eye darting, the lip biting, the compulsive hair-twirling, or the constant click-click-clickclickclick of her pen, something always gave her away. Of course, if called out on it she'd only deny her behaviors and become eerily quiet, so Jeff and the rest of the study group knew better than to say anything. It would inevitably find its way out of her, anyway.

Still, the pen-clicking could drive a person mad. It took all Jeff had in him to keep from grabbing the thing from her hand and flinging it across the room, which could only result in more trouble and potentially even a repeat of the Puppy Parade Incident. He counted to ten, forwards and backwards, and missed the bulk of Troy's description of a girl who'd been hitting on him. He was starting on another ten when the clicking stopped suddenly.

"You mean Margot?" Annie asked suddenly, as though startled.

"Yeah, I think that's her name." Troy frowned. "But I thought it was pronounced 'Marge-got.' "

The pen-clicking resumed as double speed, and everyone turned to look at Annie.

Troy leaned forward, arms on the table. "Annie, do you know something about Margot?"

Britta mimicked his position, her face pleading. "Yeah, anything Troy might want to know that might completely change the way he looks at her? Like maybe she hates Inspector Spacetime?"

Besides her, Abed gasped.

Annie shook her head, still clicking her pen frantically. "Nope, I don't know anything. It's not like she does anything that makes her come off as sort of a stalker. I mean, maybe she does, but I wouldn't know, because I'm not involved in anything weird like that. I don't even have any free time to get involved with that stuff!"

Shirley put a hand on her arm. "Annie, you're starting to worry me."

"And you're being unnecessarily expository," Abed added.

"It's nothing, forget I said anything." Clickclickclick

"...nine, ten!" With no more warning than that, Jeff snatched the pen from her fingers, flinging it across the room. Silence reigned blissfully for a full three seconds while Annie's lip quivered dangerously.

"She writes Mary Sues!" she squeaked, her voice breaking. "And I've been reading fanfiction about us!"

"Mary Sues? Fanfiction? Have you gotten yourself into some kind of cult?" Shirley asked, her grip tightening on Annie's arm.

Abed butt in quickly. "No, just derivative prose written about some form of entertainment. I tried writing some about Inspector Spacetime, but it wasn't well received."

Troy sat back, crossing his arms. "I don't care what spaceprincess43 says. The Reggie Trilogy was artful."

After their congratulatory hand shake-high five, Abed turned back to Annie. "I'm not really sure how there could be fanfiction about our study group, though."

Annie sniffled slightly, and Jeff thought it said a lot about her distress that she had yet to say anything about her pen. "Some people online have gotten really into your documentaries about us. There are websites with forums, art, fan videos — they watch us like we're The Real Housewives of Greendale or something."
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fluffyfrolicker
Jun. 15th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Troy, Abed, Annie.

There's a flood in their apartment.
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
(1/2)
Beginner's Emergency Response | 886 words
fluffyfrolicker: Troy, Abed, Annie.

There's a flood in their apartment.


If it had been anybody else's apartment, Troy may have suspected something before he opened the door. Before he got there, he could hear shrieking, and something that sounded like metal hitting metal, as well as the commentary track running from Thor. None of that phased him; sessions inside the Dreamatorium could get pretty intense, and Abed had been rewatching the commentary from every recent Marvel superhero film during the past week.

If he had stopped to think, he might have realized that Abed would never leave a movie running with commentary for the Dreamatorium, and that Annie wouldn't be in there on her own. In fact, she probably would have been commenting on the commentary, if everything had been okay.

When he opened the door, he realized that everything was far from okay.

Water immediately flooded out over his feet, and he spared a moment to be thankful that the zombie-proofing measures he and Abed had taken had been at least moderately effective; the insulation meant to keep out anything infected had successfully kept the water from leaking out beneath the door. It had also, of course, helped the water levels rise to what must have been ankle-height, and he quickly jumped in and slammed the door shut, hoping their neighbors knew them well enough to not ask about the large wet spot outside their door.

"What is going on?!" he asked, and rushed to the kitchen, where he found his roommates. Annie was on her knees by the sink, a wrench in one hand and an L-pipe in the other, trying to apparently beat it back into its place as water poured out from where it had been connected. Abed was standing a few feet away, clad in only swim trunks and carrying a cardboard cut-out of Inspector Spacetime under his arm.

Upon hearing him, Annie turned, holding the pipe in place and reaching out to him with the wrench. "We had a leak, and it just wouldn't stop! I only tried to tighten it — that's what the instructions online said — and then it all fell apart!"

Troy stepped forward, taking the wrench and crouching to look at the problem. He paused, though, looking at Abed, who shrugged.

"I didn't think I'd get a better chance to do a surfer movie. In retrospect, it was a bad choice; I could have done Jaws instead."

"And the Inspector?"

"Closest thing we had to a surfboard in the apartment."

Troy nodded, then flipped the L-pipe back into its proper position, quickly securing it. The gushing water stopped, but they were still left in several inches of water.

"What are we going to do?" Annie moaned, looking all around them. "I put everything up higher, and Abed made sure all the cords and wires were above the water level, but this has got to be dripping down onto the next floor!"

"And you've got Thor still running," Troy pointed out.

"Not a problem," Abed said. "I've been absorbing it aurally."

"That sounds unhealthy."

"You guys!" Annie stomped her foot, the effect dulled by the splash of water. "We have to think of something fast! Do you have any buckets, or towels?"

"Not really."

"This is why you need a linen closet!"

Abed snapped his fingers. "Waterworld. I should have done Waterworld."
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cherrycoloured
Jun. 15th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Troy/Abed, just something about them kissing.
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
(1/1)
Oral History | 672 words
cherrycoloured: Troy/Abed, just something about them kissing.

Troy had no idea how it had happened. One moment he'd been eating spaghetti by himself, and the next he was being kissed for all he was worth.

Sure, there had been some stuff in between. He couldn't remember it all that well, his brain gone foggy with confusion, but Abed had come in, said something about Disney and cocker spaniels, and then — this. Warm lips on his, one hand cupping his jaw, and the knowledge that Abed was shockingly good at kissing. Better than him, even. He didn't seem to be doing anything special, but Troy felt like a light had been turned on inside him, and he couldn't make himself react like he ought to. He was sure, in some part of himself, that he should be moving away, explaining to Abed that best friends aren't supposed to kiss even if they are really close, that he wasn't really into guys, that he was eating spaghetti and he was pretty sure his breath reeked of garlic.

But he didn't. He couldn't bring himself to; whether it was the confusion or the fact that it just felt good, stopping Abed didn't really seem like a good idea. And yet neither did sitting there, like some kind of creepy doll or dead fish. His only recourse was to respond.

Tentatively, afraid to ruin the atmosphere Abed had somehow set, he parted his lips, reaching out to put his hands on his friend's sides. When that seemed to change nothing, he relaxed slightly, tilting his head into a more comfortable position.

His world descended into confusion again, and by the time he could make sense of things again, he realized he was pressed against Abed from chest to knee, his body holding Abed's against the kitchen wall. His friend's tongue was in his mouth — his best friend's tongue — and his hands were on his back, slowly slipping down. The noise he made when long, careful fingers reached his backside would have embarrassed him if it were anyone else he was kissing, but with Abed, he could only focus on the pleasure of being touched, the sensation making him press forward, rising off his heels slightly.

Without warning, Abed pulled, spinning him around, and then they were on the ground. The impact and the sudden rush of air out of his lungs pretty solidly ruined the moment for Troy, who pushed Abed away by the shoulders and let his head fall back, breathing heavily.

"Abed, what the hell was that?" he asked, voice even.

"It was supposed to be the Lady and the Tramp," Abed explained, pushing himself up into a standing position. He held out a hand for Troy to grab, hauling him up beside him. "It started out well, but then you did the romantic comedy head tilt, and I had to take it to its logical conclusion. I guess the wall kiss is going to take some practice, though."

"Uh-huh. And why, exactly, did you decide to do this with me, and not, say, Annie?" Not that he was upset, exactly. He couldn't pretend at being bothered by a kiss he'd so obviously enjoyed.

"Annie wouldn't have let me do it. I figured you and I are more comfortable with each other, and you wouldn't mind."

"Right." Troy took a deep breath, almost afraid to say what he was thinking. "Abed, you can't just kiss anybody like that. I know, it doesn't make sense, it works all the time in movies, but people in the real world are messed up and it usually just goes wrong."

Abed stared at him for a moment, considering. "Is this weird because we're friends, or because we're both guys?"

"It's not... weird, exactly. Okay, yeah, it is weird, but it's... good weird?"

"So you're saying you'd be okay with trying again?"

Troy only had to think for a moment before he knew his answer. "Yeah, man. We're going to need some practice if we want to get that wall kiss right."
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crittab
Jun. 15th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
Troy and Annie hang out in the Dreamtorium without Abed. Friendship fic rated G-PG-13
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 07:02 am (UTC)
(1/2)
Cardio Fitness and Endurance Training | 1,069 words
crittab: Troy and Annie hang out in the Dreamtorium without Abed. Friendship fic rated G-PG-13

"This feels wrong," Troy said, pulling at the sleeves of his white robe. "Abed's always the Inspector. I don't want him feeling like he's been replaced."

Annie rolled her eyes, but gave him a reassuring smile all the same. "I asked him if we could use his robe while he was gone, and he even gave me tips on how to dress up like the Inspector. I think he knows it's all right. Besides, I have been dying to wear this again." She smoothed down the front of her outfit, already seeing it as the dress the Inspector's lesser-known partner wore.

"I guess I just feel more like a Reggie. Not that I don't love the Inspector and all. He's a great man. But I've been Reggie for so long..."

Annie patted his shoulder reassuringly. "You'll make a great Inspector. Maybe a different one from Abed's, but a great one all the same."

Troy straightened up, grinning. "You think so?"

"Of course! All you need to be a good Inspector is a big heart, and yours is huge."

"Can I get you to say that in public? There are some people I know who'd... never mind. Let's do this!"

Happiness rushed through Annie as the Dreamatorium seemed to fall away around them, replaced by the futuristic interior of the Inspector's transport. She didn't get as many chances to participate in their play as she'd have liked, which was why she had insisted on getting Troy to join her while Abed was visiting family. She turned to the control panel, her fingers flying over buttons like they weren't even there.

Which they weren't, but that was besides the point.

"Where to next, Inspector?" she said, affecting her fake British accent with more ease. She'd been practicing.

"I think you mean why to," Troy answered, and then frowned. "I mean when to. Damn."

Annie didn't falter. "Then when shall we be off to? Some alien planet in the future? A significant part of Earth's history? Or we could visit an alien future that bears a resemblance to a part of Earth's history! What do you say?"

"I've always wanted to meet Joan of Ark. So perhaps it's not when, but who... or how. I think you know these controls better than I do."

"Next stop, Joan of Arc!" Annie announced, impressed by his choice. With a few taps on the controls and a very theatric pull of a lever, the BOOTH wooshed through time and space. As it settled, she looked out the front window, and frowned when she saw nothing but water. "This isn't right."

"But it is," Troy said, throwing open the door and stepping out. "She's Joan of Ark. Of course she lived on a boat."

Annie barely restrained herself from correcting him, pressing her lips shut and following him out the door. She had mastered the art of walking without moving anywhere, not interested in running into a wall again.

"Something's wrong," Troy said as she reached his side. "The ship is completely empty."

"That's strange," Annie conceded. "Do you think they're all below deck?"

"If by 'below deck' you mean dead... then no. But something odd is happening here."

They both looked around a moment. Nothing was happening. Annie could nearly feel herself getting ill from the swaying of the ship on the water, and knew she had to do something before she actually managed to get imaginary seasick. "Look!" she shouted, pointing. "It's Blorgons! Of course!"

"Those alien bastards," Troy muttered, then turned around and ran. In place, but it was effective on the ship nonetheless.

Annie joined him. "Inspector, what are you doing? We need to stop them!"

"Constable Reggie always runs. It seems like the smart thing to do! Blorgons are dangerous!"

"But you aren't the Constable, you're the Inspector! It's your job to save everyone!"
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ayadec
Jun. 15th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Just because I'm curious, A Little Mermaid/Community crossover. You can take that any way you would like.
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
(1/1)
Marine Economics | 530 words
ayadec: Just because I'm curious, A Little Mermaid/Community crossover. You can take that any way you would like.

"So let me get this straight," Jeff said, regarding the creature before him with cautious hope. "If I sign a contract with you, I can become a lawyer again, just like that? No degree needed, no bar exam to pass legitimately, nothing?"

The creature's face split into an enormous, toothy grin. "Precisely, my dear boy. Of course, there is a price to pay for this opportunity — a finder's fee, if you will."

"I'd expect no less," he said, pulling out his wallet. "Do you take Visa? Because if I need cash, I'll have to get to an ATM."

She held up a hand to stop him. "I don't want or need your money. I'm looking for something a bit more... unique."

Jeff narrowed his eyes. "If this is a sex thing, I'm going to have to get back to you."

She curled her lip in disgust. "With you? I'm afraid not."

"Good. I mean, hey— what's wrong with me?"

She waved her hand, indicating the whole of him. "You're pale and dry. Plus, those legs? Ugh!"

"So wait. Do mermaids not have sex? Because if that's the deal, it's a definite no."

"Oh, they do. I couldn't tell you exactly how, but there is sex." She sidled closer, her tentacles probing at his shoes. "Would you like to hear my price?"

Jeff considered a moment, but he knew he couldn't resist. "All right. Hit me."

"I only ask for your voice," she said sweetly, putting on a smile as wide as it was fake.

"Deal," he replied instantly. "Where do I sign?"

The creature looked taken aback. "Don't you want to think about it for a moment? You can't break my contract once you've signed it, you know."

"Yeah, yeah, I'm not really that concerned. Will normal pens work, or do I need one of those space pens that can write upside-down? I think my friend has one—"

"You're that willing to part with your voice? And your entire life, even these friends you keep talking about? You can live that lonely, difficult life?"

Jeff shrugged. "I have a cell phone. Even if I can't call, I can text them, and write out all my speeches that way."

The creature laughed heartily, her massive bosom heaving as she did. "And how do you think a cell phone will work under water?"

Jeff, for the first time, faltered. He considered it: a life where he could be a fish-man lawyer whose only competition would be particularly articulate lobsters, or a life without his cell phone.

There was no contest. He turned away, pulling his cell phone from his pocket to reassure himself that it was still there.

"Forget it. You can find another chump to be your fish-lawyer."

"Wait!" Ursula called, banging on the glass of her tank. "I still need to get out of here! I can give you— he's not coming back."

She curled her tentacles up around her arms and shoulders, sulking. She didn't even have her eels to keep her company. Then she saw him— a man with a lizard, a top hat, and star-shaped sideburns. Yes, that was a man looking for a new life. Jackpot!
htbthomas
Jun. 16th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
Troy/Abed and Star Trek - role-playing or a fusion where they are two of the characters.
rosepetal9
Jun. 17th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Dorothy L. Sayers

Take it and run with it, however you please.
_carly_
Jun. 19th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Friendship Fic: Troy, Abed and Annie can't decide which famous trio to dress up as for Halloween.
cherrycoloured
Jun. 21st, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Troy/Abed- Troy is nervous about coming out to his parents, so Abed attempts to help him.

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