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Poetry Meme!

Stolen from lost_spook again! Because I fancied a bit of low-pressure writing stuff.

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.

1. Babylon 5 / all the exciting detail
[G'Kar/Londo Mollari]

The thing about G'Kar is that you have to pay attention to the details. You can look only at the bluster, the over the top passion... But then you'll miss the sincerity underneath, the determined intelligence and the desire to do better.

And if you miss that, you'll miss everything.

2. Hamilton (musical) / Begot in thee, and by the memory
[Eliza Hamilton(/Alexander Hamilton)]

The worst thing about him being gone isn't that she remembers, but that she forgets. She keeps thinking that she'll turn around, find him there... And She never does. He's gone, and he'll never be back.

And that knowledge strikes her like the shot that took him, every single time.

3. Justice League Cartoon / Round our new Fireside—but for this—
[Original League]

They've all had friends before, of course, but it's never quite been like this. It almost goes beyond friendship to something deeper. A collection, a gathering, a family.

They don't ever say it out loud, but every one of them knows it's true. The Justice League has become a home.

4. Star Wars / So I am singing all day long
[Star Wars (Comics), Aphra/Darth Vader]

He's grown used to silence, over the years since he lost everything, but Aphra refuses to do the same. She chirps, she twitters, she hums at the top of her lungs. She even sings sometimes, like she's utterly overjoyed to be alive.

And he knows he should be annoyed... But.

5. Teen Titans (comics) / the shedding leaves.
[Tim Drake/Conner Kent]

"It's cold."

"No it's not," Tim disagrees, tightening his scarf around his neck, "besides, how can you even tell?"

"I'm wearing a T-Shirt!"

"You're also half Kryptonian."

He huffs, makes sure that Tim can see his scowl, "and half-human!"

"You're ridiculous," Tim says, fondly, and laces their hands absent-mindedly together.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 8th, 2016 04:16 pm (UTC)
Love these
Esp Tim and Kon
Jul. 11th, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! I haven't wrote them much, but they're a lot of fun. :D
Jul. 8th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
Holy moly. I love these.
Jul. 11th, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Jul. 9th, 2016 06:22 am (UTC)
I love these!!!
Jul. 11th, 2016 08:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
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