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Promptly: Rare Pairs

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It's RARE PAIRS month here! And yes, sure, preperations should have begun before 11 o'clock on the morning of the 1st, but it was a rough night/month of wording!

Following one of the suggestions, on the 1st of the month we are going to hit you up for prompts to inspire your fellow worders into completing this challenge! And here we are!

So, anything goes. Leave a suggestion of a rare pair from a fandom or seven, leave a suggestion of a scenario, leave a prompt, leave an image.

The challenged can be met with written words (min of 1,000) or graphic words (min 5 icons). And then, in the spirit of rare pairs, you could work together with someone you've never worked with and give us something twice as nice!

As always, hit us with any questions!


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Jan. 1st, 2014 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised to find my rare pairs include a fair amount of Het, which is so not where I am these days. Hope someone finds a bunny in here - I might have, myself, actually! Lol...

Juliet Burke and Benjamin Linus
This pairing has such potential for twisty, warped interplay - even just purely in genfic form, as well as Pr0ny. I like the occassional not-nice fic with an unhappy ending, and they're Grade A material for it.

Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper
You're not telling me these two never climbed each other like trees? Really? C'mon. Actually, I'm glad they didn't go with the obvious and have her with him in Canon - the pairing with Owen was nicely twisty and wrong. But I'd read Jack/Gwen anytime - again, gen fic much as Pr0ny.

Dean Winchester and Benny Lafitte
Yeah. I don't even think a justification for this needs to be written. I'm also not sure it qualifies as rare pair- a fair number of fic writers have picked up on it. Add Castiel and ...wuh.

Olivia Dunham / Blue!verse Lincoln Lee / Red!verse Lincoln Lee
I'm not sure I have ever seen a fic with this - either of the Olivias and both of her Lincolns would be awesome. I'd prefer Blue!verse Liv in that scenario, it seems less expected.

Edited at 2014-01-01 06:30 pm (UTC)
Jan. 1st, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Well, you know how I feel about Dean/Benny. And Benny/Cas would be very nice as well....

This is going to be so fun!!! I'm going to have to sit and think on some more! Excellent start!
Jan. 1st, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
My rare pair is probably a most unlikely pair as they've never interacted with each other but now that the idea is in my head, it won't let go. and it's het too, which is something I haven't dealt with much in the last 4 yrs.

Mary Ann McGarrett/Matthew Williams from Hawaii Five-0

The, in and out of trouble with the law, sister of the Head of Five-0 with the, on the run from the FBI, brother of the Second in Command of Five-0. They seriously have crash and burn all over them, but they could totally work! Oh boy could they work!
Jan. 1st, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
DO IT!!!!
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Jan. 1st, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
Almost Human - Det. Paul/Dorian
Avengers - Nick Fury/Tony Stark
Avengers - Thor/Bruce Banner
Sleepy Hollow - Captain Irving/Luke Morales
Sleepy Hollow - Ichabod Crane/Luke Morales
Criminal Minds - Spencer Reid/Emily Prentis
Losers/Leverage - Cougar Alvarez/Eliot Spencer

(I've written the last pair, but I'd love to see another writer's take on these two)
Jan. 1st, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
oooo...that reminds me...I've been writing Eliot Spencer with a friend who is writing Kurt Cobain...talk about an interesting pairing!
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Jan. 1st, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hmmm....Like the rare pair of John Watson and Khan I've been playing with?

Years ago a friend and I paired up Curt Wild (Velvet Goldmine/Ewan McGregor) and Sid6.7 (Virtuosity/Russell Crowe) It was really wild for a long time, now the rp couple are married and more settled...but they still pop up in our rp world alot :D We have a lot of such pairs there (like a new 'couple' being currently written of Daryl Dixon/The Walking Dead and Kili/the Hobbit ;)
Jan. 1st, 2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
Very interesting!
Jan. 1st, 2014 07:19 pm (UTC)
This is the month I am going to working more on my Misconceptions Verse then.

This contains my favorite rare pair of Elizabeth Weir/Acastus Kolya from Stargate Atlantis.

I will also be DEFINTELY working on Katniss Everdeen/Johanna Mason from the Hunger Games series.

Other couples I may work on:

Caroline Forbes/Stefan Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries
Gwen Cooper/Ianto Jones - Torchwood
Chin/Kono - Hawaii Five-0
Ten/Clara - Doctor Who
Clint Barton/Loki - The Avengers
Melinda May/Phil Coulson - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Jan. 1st, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC)
Love the ideas! And would love to see more Melinda/Phil!
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Jan. 1st, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
My MCU OTP is Steve/Bucky, and I was devastated to find that it was such a rare pair :( I will be writing about them this month, and anyone is welcome to join me!
Jan. 1st, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC)
It is surprising that Steve/Bucky is rare. Wow! But go you!
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Jan. 1st, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
My fave rare pair from H50 is Steve/Adam Noshimuri and I do have an idea for a sequel to my first story about them, but I'd love to see others give it a go (and Kaige did a FANTASTICALLY dark one, which I loved too! ♥). Less rare but I still enjoy is Steve/Chin. ANYTHING. I'm totally in love with them togehter and I'd love to see someone exploring them connecting after Malia's death.

Lost, SO MANY. I love Jack/Desmond, and Desmond/Sayid, and pretty much anyone goes with Sawyer in my mind, though Sawyer/Miles is my favourite, followed by Sawyer/Boone and Sawyer/Charlie, if anyone ever felt like giving them a go. Also, road trips are my favourite scenario for most of them.

Oh, and if anyone in the whole wide world likes Revenge, my secret desire there is Aiden/Daniel, and I did write one story that could easily have a follow-up at some point, though I'd definitely like to see someone else tackle them - 'secret meetings' is my prompt.

I'm sure I have more, but this is probably enough!
Jan. 1st, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
So many ideas!
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Jan. 1st, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Does it have to be 1,000 in one fic, or just 1,000 word minimum all together? I'm percolating an idea and the answer sort of effects its...scope is probably the right word?
Jan. 1st, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
You could do 10 drabbles if you liked!
Jan. 1st, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'll be letting my brain mull over some of the suggestions and for now I'll put out some of my own:

H50 - Steve/Max - I ended up writing a Steve/Max prompt fill once and ever since they've always been a pair I'd like to see more of. Anyone want to take up the challenge?

H50 - Charlie/Danny - be interesting to see if anyone could give these two a dynamic. Charlie deserves some fic and why not some romance with our fav detective?

Stargate SG1 - SamCarter/Ba'al. In my mind Sam Carter can be paired with anyone, but there is something deliciously dark about the idea of Sam/Ba'al.

Stargate SG1 - Sam/Cam/Vala - okay so it's an OT3, but still, it's a hot OT3!

Stargate SG1 - Walter Harriman//Sly Siler. I will ever be a supporter and champion of the Siler/Harriman friendship. It's been a long time since I wrote a fic about these two - maybe this is the chance to revisit them.

Robin Hood BBC - Allan A Dale/Much - always at loggerheads with each other but they loved one another really.
Jan. 2nd, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
Charlie/Danny - I'm not sure if I love you, or if I hate you. We'll have to see...

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Jan. 2nd, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
I like how you clarified working with someone you've never worked with before to keep sharpiesgal and I from banging out a thousand words of porn...

My rare pairs:
MCU: Phil/Tony, or Clint/Bruce
AoS: Phil/Skye intrigues me...
Trek: AOS Pike/McCoy
Trek: Enterprise Archer/Tucker
Jan. 2nd, 2014 10:47 am (UTC)
While I would never want to put the kibosh on you two banging out the porn, writing together is not exactly rare!

Also, how is Hulkeye rare! That's so unfair! Their love is truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeee! ;)
Jan. 2nd, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
Ronon/McKay is count as rare?
Also, it would be interesting a Data/Dorian pair, wouldn't it?
Jan. 3rd, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
AO3 Collection
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
Re: AO3 Collection
Jan. 4th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
Since everyone has so many different rare pairs, I shall provide general prompts for bringing together rare pairs instead!

- Bumping into each other at Starbucks/the grocery store/the post office
- Late nights stuck at the office
- Trapped in an elevator
- A Secret Santa exchange pairs them
- Pet!fic (because there needs to be more of it)

(I will also direct rare pair fans towards http://shipswap.livejournal.com/ - a rarepair fest taking nominations right now until midmonth)
Jan. 5th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
*perks up* Pet!fic? - kahuna_burger - Jan. 9th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 5th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
I've been junkie watching Haven, and as much as I REALLY like the idea of Nathan/Duke, I'm also enjoying the pretty picture that is Duke/Dwight. Anyone?
Jan. 6th, 2014 04:28 am (UTC)
here's another comment fic...and apart of my rare pairs Matt Williams/Mary McGarrett fic

It's where Danny finds out about Matt being back in town and that he's been seen with Mary

Jan. 7th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Also some Almost Human Kennex/Maldonado would be ... special!
Jan. 8th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
I've always loved and played most in Lord Of the Rings and now with a second hobbit film there is a lot characters to pair and yet has to be common I think. Or at least some of the list I'll give you I haven't seen yet.
- Bilbo/ any dwarf
- Beorn/Bilbo
- Beorn/with a dwarf (even he not that found of dwarves)
- Legolas/Kili
- Thranduil/Thorin
- Bard/Kili
- Legolas/Bard

Actually there is twelve dwarves so the parings could be plenty.

I do have a few I might test out and there is one that very well turn up at a Birthday fic, and which one I'll not reveal yet.
Jan. 9th, 2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Word of the Day: Beholden & surprise cross-over with Rare Pairs -- http://archiveofourown.org/works/1127201
Jan. 9th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
it's a trio, but...
I am forever in search of some Steve/Nick/Danny. Or, in the darkish, ooc version, SmoothDog/BullFrog/mouthy but cute civilian who would be fun to share.
Jan. 20th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
A pair I really need to seek out now is Thorin/Bard...dunno why but they don't seem an obvious one at all, yet I love them both.
Also wonders if anyone's written Beorn with any of the dwarves...
Jan. 20th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
OHHH That does sound pretty!
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