prompt: "Penny gains superpower[s], for real, and the boys are the only ones who know. HIJINKS ENSUE."superpowers...usually compensate for or reflect something about the character's personality-- either what they wish for, or what they lack, or the opposite.What does penny want out of life? I don't think she wants to fly/run away, or to hear people's thoughts. she wants to be successful,she doesn't want to rely on anyone, thoughshe wants to succeed independently she's assertive, and very forward.She's not afraid of things or people, reallyshe's insecure about men and about being alone--------Idea #1 - She could bend light? Like, distort the light in a room, make it dark or bright, make her body shine like a star or push all the light awayIrrel: Yeah, but what could she accomplish with that?The guys would be obsessed with trying to get her to understand wavelengths and digital information and convince her to transmit signals to their computers or something. =)Penny would rather instantly cook her own lunch, and she can also burn things with lasers in self defense or attack.And she can make rainbows!And develop a sudden interest in photography, too. She can also blind someone with bright flashes.example scenario: she is arguing with Leonard or Sheldon and she makes the light disappear from the room and everything go dark. Howard and Sheldon get distracted by the impossibility of her making the light disappear when it's still connected to the electricity and still emitting light... except the light isn't there, and it's dark.-----Idea #2 -- She has super-strength. This would fit Penny's personality pretty well, but it's been done many times before and it's hard to think of creative ideas for it. Also, not very useful without getting noticed.----Idea #3 -- She
this all started because Penny was boredstarts the "poke sheldon" game, touching him because she's bored and wants to annoy himthis turns into a weird torture game of poking him whenever she can, sneaking up.tries ticklingSheldon is going crazyThe guys ask her to stop before Sheldon builds a superbomb and kills this half of Pasadena.at one point she tries to sneak on him from behind, he catches her hand and holds it for a second, caught between her hand and his hip, and its AWKWARDhe observes how nervous this makes herafter he gets crazy from being afraid of a "touching" attack at any time, he starts to treat it like a game too, turning her pokes into almost intimate touches to freak her out and force her to stopit all gets out of handpeople wonder wtf is REALLY going oninterrogation scene Sheldon - the boys kidnap him and ask wtf is going on, he defends his actions and doesn't realize that it all is coming off as a weird substitute for flirting and insists its all a platonic rivalry gameinterrogation scene Penny - the boys kidnap penny (exactly the same way, haha) and ask her the same thing, and she gives mirror-reverse answers, until halfway through she realizes OMG THEY'RE RIGHT WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING? and that kind of kills the fun moodPenny: "---something really scientific that Penny heard earlier in the week--." As one, their four over-achieving heads turned in Penny's direction. Leonard looked pleased and surprised; Sheldon looked blank, which Penny knew was his default expression for processing new data; Raj looked at her like he didn't believe her statement for one minute on the phone with a "Western" accented software support technician, and would happily tell everyone about his disbelief if only he could manage to get the requisite air past his vocal chords; and Howard was looking at her chest.gtg, good night!
Got the estimation for the title from this page.( BBT ficlet, kind of a scene without context, to be revised laterCollapse )
"I'm never happy.""You expect me to marry someone who's never happy?""I'm...rarely happy. I can be happy. I've been happy a few times.""A few times? In your life?""A significant number of those times occured in the last four weeks.""Like what?""I was pretty happy when I got to blow up your lunch."..."It's just that I don't get to explode things very often. I can shoot fire all over the place, sure, but blowing up stuff is way funner. More fun. Way...more fun."
for this fanart: http://katsari-chan.deviantart.com/art/Sun-Swamped-Welcome-Back-94611526Now I'm kind of imagining a whole AU backstory in my head... like, two thousand years ago, the enormous and powerful (back then) swamp tribe sends a special delegation to the sun warriors, to as for...something, I dunno. It's political.And while she's there, Katara, 15, a promising waterbending student (who goes because her grandfather Pakku is head of the expedition and she convinced him that she can learn new waterbending skills from a new environment), meets Zuko. He's a prince of the Sun Warriors, but Iroh is the "king" so Zuko's not an heir to the throne. Zuko is actually serving his mandatory apprenticeship to the dragon masters... he's one of their "attendants", as all the firebenders of the great city are expected to serve sometime before their 2Oth year. (more talented benders, like Azula, served as older children, but Zuko, late bloomer, is serving as a teenager at 17)They have, as it is, a little affair. of sorts. Which involves late night meetings on balconies and swimming and lots of men wearing gold jewelry and women in flowy skirts.Zuko may not be the crown prince, but he *is* a prince and there are expectations for him. His apprenticeship to the dragon attendants is almost over, and when it ends he has to survive the dragon's test with a clear mind and heart.Katara's troubled by the politics of...whatever brought them in the first place.Drama ensues!------I'll try to pretend that
God damn yoooooouuuuuuuu, redbrunja!A sequel. To "Whose Hearts Are Mountains". Which was only ever supposed to be a one-shot. ::shudder::I'll have to call it "That Bright Imperious Line" (note the icon poem switch) and I just thought up the set-up (see above link), but now I have no idea where to go except that there's going to be a lot of awkwardness at the Western Air Temple once Zuko joins up.Suggestions? Plot? Conflicts? Ways to have dramatic revelations?"Um, hi."He drops from the hanging vine; like a school of fish they fling themselves around with hands up and mouths gawping. He lets himself look at Katara, just once, and he knows.She never told.
Haruhi/Kyon FST?- Barenaked ladies - "Falling for the first time"- SR-71 - "Right Now" - Feist - "1 2 3 4"- White Stripes - "Fell In Love With A Girl"- Blink 182 "I'm Feeling This"- Eve 6 "Inside out"- Chris Cornell - "Can't Change Me"- Cake "short skirt long jacket"- Paul Simon "Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes" - Magnetic Fields "I'm Sorry That I Love You"- The New Pornographers "Mass Romantic"- Tal Bachman "She's So High"note: find songs for Haruhi, not just Kyon***************one-liner: haruhi write a book? he could see where that is going. she'd do 300 pages in four days and then hell wouldplot idea:Kyon and haruhi get closer, and Kyon is put under more pressure by the SOS Brigade. He feels overwhelmed and starts to resent the situation. He realizes he wants to date Haruhi outright, but being around her and lying, as well as having to be her "keeper" feels like a betrayal and manipulation of the trust she's only reluctantly shown him. He knows their relationship is unequal. He starts to crack under the pressure, and decides, finally, to tell Haruhi The Truth. ( Read more...Collapse )
Wordcount: Um, shortish.Summary: Like moving through sand, he brought his other hand up to rest on her hip, his thumb stretching toward her bare stomach. "This," she whispered, "is your blood." Her hand slid from the cut on Zuko's lip down to his chin, then his throat. "This is your breath. And this," Katara continued, "is your heart."( I'm working myself up to the bolder bits, okay? It takes me a while to own up to the fact that I'm actually writing them. Collapse )******Part Two will follow soon. Well. Whenever I get up my nerve. Also, goddamn these songs.
Preliminary dialogue from my probably-never-be-written epic high school AU Aang/Katara/Zuko fic that's possibly named "Boys of Summer" because I'm easily influenced that way.Zuko = 20, Katara= 17-18, Aang=16This would be from a climactic scene very near to the end of the fic, possibly after Katara's grad night party or prom or 18th birthday party, where Zuko gets shot by Jet (accidentally or intentionally I'm not sure yet) and Aang (who was adopted by Iroh when he was 12 and raised with Zuko) finds him, and they're kind of alone and waiting for the ambulence or the cops, but there was something terrible going on the other side of the house/building which might be either a gang shoot-out or drug thing gone bad, or something. Zuko's not a gangbanger; this was a wrong-place, wrong-time thing thing with convoluted circumstances that involve Jet and other factors.Aang just physically dragged Zuko out of the scene, after he was shot in the stomach, and now they're having a Much Overdue Conversation, primarily about the fact that Aang just learned about the existence of Zutara, which is a problem because Katara is his girlfriend. Aang's leaning against one wall, and he already called the police before Zuko's cell died, and he's got Zuko half in his lap.I imagine "Stuck In the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel is playing, because it's pretty much the opposite of serious. - - - - - - - -"Was it because Iroh adopted me? Still? Is that why?"Zuko blinked up at the younger teen, whose face was a dark blot hovering in front of the yellow overhead lights. "No, Aang. God. You're my brother. You know--" his whole body shuddered, and he had to blink to keep his head looking upward, "You know that.""Oh, you remember that we're brothers now? I don't suppose that might have occured to you at any other point in the last two months, huh? Well, brother, what do you have to say for yourself?""I..." Zuko looked down at his hands, pressing into his abdomen while little red rivers seeped through. "I got shot.""Yeah, you did, and if you think that's going to make me forgive for sleeping with the love of my life, you still don't know anything about people.""What if she's," Zuko coughed, and his whole frame shook, "love of my life?""I saw her first," said Aang, and tugged the young man's shoulders higher into his lap. Zuko's body covered his legs like a soggy red blanket, and the bastard still hadn't apologized yet."I got shot.""Not going to make this go better for you. I don't see anyway it can, cause Zuko, I'm really mad at you right now.""I can't see.""That's what I just said. And you're bleeding on my new jeans. You're gonna to buy me new ones, you know that right.""Aang, I can't see.""Shit, Zuko!" Aang grabbed his brother's chin. "Zuko, look at me.""Aang...Aang, I can't see. I can't see you."
Zuko found Katara darning socks at their camp--in the forest, behind Toph's house, two hundred paces from town and a measely four minute walk from the beach; it saddened him to know these idiots were guarding the Avatar, even if one of those idiots was his true love. He approached his true love from behind, one eye fixed on her needle in case she remembered she was holding it at the right moment."Katara," he said in a just-below normal tone of voice."What is it Zuko?" She sounded bored, not even a decent rush of anger. Zuko almost wilted, but he remembered the old woman and swallowed his fear.He leaned in, over her shoulder, and said as softly as he could, "Whose are those?"Katara's needled faltered for a stitch, then resumed. "Mine," she said."You're working hard for such a pleasant afternoon," he replied, keeping his voice as non-threatening as possible. He pointed to the sky, one finger just barely in her vision but his thumb and palm touching her shoulder. "You have remarkable discipline."Katara carefully set her sock on her lap; Zuko's eyes followed the sharp, sharp needle. She turned and looked at him over her shoulder. "What do you think you're doing?"Here it was: the moment! His hand was still touching her shoulder, and she hadn't castrated him yet. He felt the perfect words rise from his heart up through his vocal chords, sinuous and delicate and unbridled..."Nothing."...and he was a pig-chicken, no doubt about it."Should be used to it then," Katara snapped. She took her socks and left at a brisk trot.Toph crossed her backyard and examined the vile enemy prince's murderous firebender heartbeat. She slapped his shoulder like a brick might."Thanks, Charcoal Brains. That was the most pathetic thing I've never seen."