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Weekend Challenge: Beat the Heat

Just a quick post as I've got to head out the door for work here very soon, but the weekend challenge is my honor to run this week! I have a list of 70 songs that include the word "heat" in their title. Pick a number, and I'll send you a link to the lyrics, a video, and 1-4 lines from the song to hopefully inspire you to create something new! Post that new something, whatever it is, by midnight Thursday night, and I'll be happy to reward you with fic or an icon. I can icon about anyone, once I'm sure I have the right character(s), to some degree. The fics I'm offering will be at least 100 words minimum, but I reserve the right to let my Muses make them as long as they desire. Here's a link to my fandoms, but if you don't see who you want, ask, and I may still be able to deliver. :) Happy creating, and let's beat the heat and try to stay cool out there!

EDIT: Feel free to change the pronouns/names however you like. :)


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Jul. 27th, 2018 10:08 am (UTC)
10 and 65, please :D
Jul. 27th, 2018 07:19 pm (UTC)
10. Debbie Harry's Heat of the Moment

In the heat of the moment

65. Agnetha Fältskog's The Heat Is On

Hot pants
I'm free
Calculated madness sure feels sweet.
The heat is on

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 27th, 2018 11:40 am (UTC)
I would like 18 & 68, please.

Thank you!
Jul. 27th, 2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
18. Yngwie Malmsteen's Angel in Heat

You drive me crazy, out of my mind
You really do it to me, you're one of a kind
You sucked me in like a magnet, now I'm addicted to you
I'm always ready, ready for you

68. Madness' White Heat

Underfoot the pavement is melting
Crumbling for the luckiest girl
The whole world is melting

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 29th, 2018 01:35 am (UTC)
68. Melting - LA Confidential - 229 words
Summers were different in Bisbee than they were in Los Angeles. L.A. could get hot, sure, but this place was like walking on the sun. It felt as if the whole world were melting around him. The only vegetation here seemed to huddle close to the ground, stunted in its growth, not like the towering palms when the sun would filter through just right and turn the entire city gold- a romantic vision of a city filled with dashed dreams and romantic visions gone to hell. There was so much crime in L.A., so much a man like Bud could do to help. In Bisbee, he was a nobody, just a guy with a bum leg who’d shacked up with the woman who ran the dress shop.

Days melted into each other underneath the blazing sun and season after season, such as they were, passed without change. No one feared him here. Only Lynn knew the person he used to be. If he was a better man, he’d have left that person, the violence, behind long ago.

Instead, Bud found himself reaching for the phone, dialing a number he’d committed to memory for those moments that he felt as though the best part of himself was melting away.

A few rings and then it was picked up. The voice on the other end identified himself with a word, “Exley.”
Jul. 29th, 2018 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: 68. Melting - LA Confidential - 229 words
I like the way you use melting as a metaphor to describe the way he's feeling there! Now what would you like for your prize?
Jul. 30th, 2018 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: 68. Melting - LA Confidential - 229 words
Thank you so much!

I'd love to read either Batman/Catwoman or Faith/Dawn, thanks!
Jul. 27th, 2018 11:52 am (UTC)
Could I try 4 7 and 28 please?
Jul. 27th, 2018 07:31 pm (UTC)
4. The Roots' Rolling with Heat

You feel the rush of the blood going straight to your brain
Ain't no love, you only love bringing hate to the game
Taking my name in vain, mistaking license for freedom
He make music for the people, people dying to meet him

7. The Supreme's Love Is Like A Heat Wave

Something inside starts to burnin'
And I'm filled with desire
Could it be a devil in me
Or is this the way love's supposed to be?

28. Lupe Fiasco's Heat Under the Baby Seat

Bullets flying out the window, shells landing on the seats
Little Sarah got a gun from her Uncle Sam
She got armor-piercing rounds and her gun don't jam
She got laser-guided rockets, she killing to go to college

Hope it inspires!

Edited at 2018-07-27 07:36 pm (UTC)
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:05 pm (UTC)
hmmm...lets try 5 and 15.
Jul. 27th, 2018 07:36 pm (UTC)
5. Laura Branigan's When The Heat Hits the Streets

If you lose yourself you can find your soul in the night
When the heat hits the street
You're alone and your thoughts are racing
Was it real or a dream you're chasing

15. Toni Braxton's The Heat

Sleeping in 'til noon
Be naughty, put bubbles in the swimming pool
Skinny dip for two

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 29th, 2018 07:06 am (UTC)
used both for inspiration in a longer rp work, so I'll put the snippet here where I used something from them:

He might be able to open a door…or help do so. He might be able to reach through such an opening and draw the pair and the wolf out. But David controlled that space, whether he realized it or not, and for now, Conrael was as helpless as the rest of these people seemed to be. He could not change the direction of fate, but he would do everything possible to ensure the family’s safe arrival at a happier destination.

“The dwarves are skinny-dipping in the pool again,” groused a voice as someone passed in the corridor, someone who paid little attention to the guestroom door being open or to the man standing inside of it.

Conrael did not see the passersby with his back to the door, but he gave a little amused side smile when the second individual chuckled and replied, “We could join them. I believe Gannicus, Hector, Attila and Alexander will be there before long…as hot as it is…”

“No…thank you. “The brothers think it’s amusing to make fart bubbles in the water…and Gannicus isn’t much better…especially if there’s alcohol involved. It’ll be like a Roman bathhouse…something I have no desire to see…”

Conrael remembered those bathhouses too.

He remembered a lot of things, some he wished he did not; others, however, were pleasant memories of camaraderie and fraternization, being part of something glorious if only for a moment.

In the scope of eternity, those moments were all too fleeting. And like all of those, these moments too would pass, like beautiful dreams into an uncertain future.

Frowning, weary of being so philosophical and morose, hoping for a distraction, he turned to the practical acts of unpacking his case. He needed to do something. He needed distractions from the racing thoughts that plagued him whenever he was alone.
Jul. 29th, 2018 07:08 pm (UTC)
Very, very intriguing! Now what would you like for your prize?
Jul. 29th, 2018 07:35 pm (UTC)
I'd say add some words to your WIP...so that the monthly group count gets a last minute boost ;)
Jul. 27th, 2018 12:51 pm (UTC)
32 please!
Jul. 27th, 2018 08:19 pm (UTC)
98 Degrees'

Late at night I fantasize, girl
That you and I, you you were rockin' my world
I can't deny the way I'm feeling
Think about you girl, again and again yeah

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 27th, 2018 01:27 pm (UTC)
16 and 42 please! :D
Jul. 27th, 2018 08:28 pm (UTC)
16. 50 Cents' Heat


So they'll be no white flags and no peace talks
I got my back against the wind
I'm down to ride 'till the sun burn out
If I die today I'm happy how my life turned out

42.Calvin Harris' Disco Heat

Inside me, inside me is a flame
That burned brighter anytime you came
Gets in the way when I'm alone with you
But disappears if I'm with someone new

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 27th, 2018 02:03 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'll take 23, please!
Jul. 27th, 2018 08:39 pm (UTC)
The Velvet Underground's White Light, White Heat

(White light) Aww, white light, it's gonna drive me insane
(White heat) Aww, white heat, it tickle me down to my toes
(White light) Aww, white light, I said now, goodness knows, do it

Hope it inspires! And if you want a different one, just let me know.
Jul. 27th, 2018 05:48 pm (UTC)
May I have 9 please?
Jul. 27th, 2018 08:41 pm (UTC)
Ella Fitzgerald's Heat Wave

She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can

Hope it inspires!
Jul. 27th, 2018 11:12 pm (UTC)
Could I get 8 and 37 please? Thank you!!
Jul. 28th, 2018 08:50 am (UTC)
8. Common's Heat

Old men see visions young men dream dreams
I rock the planet, recognize, I'm the C.R.E.A.M.

37. Jethro Tull's Heat

Better run while you can
Better set the tall sail.
Better make deep cover
Before the boys have you nailed.

Hope it inspires!
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