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Prompt submission for Round 2 now open!

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Prompt submission for Round 2 now open!

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It's time for round 2 of potcfest!

You can now submit prompts in comments here. Prompts should include a pairing or character and a scenario or specific request of some kind: "Will/Elizabeth, after the AWE epilogue" or "Weatherby Swann in his youth" or "James/Jack/Elizabeth, AU in which Elizabeth is married to James" or "Ragetti/Pintel, cross-dressing."

You don't have to be planning to write for the fest in order to submit a prompt. All genres, pairings, and characters are welcome. Since no one will be assigned to your request, feel free to toss your ideas out there even if you're not sure who could possibly write that -- maybe someone will surprise you! Unclaimed prompts from the last round will also be available for claiming, but we'd like to see a variety of new prompts as well.

The schedule for this round:

Submit prompts: January 8 through January 12
Prompts available for claiming: January 13
Stories can be posted: January 13 through February 13
Master list posted: February 14


There's no minimum (or maximum) word limit, and short pieces are fine. At the end of the fest, we'll make a master list of all the stories written. Detailed instructions for posting your story will be in the prompt claiming post.

Any questions? Ask in comments here or email penknife at penknife[at]gmail.com or artaxastra at artaxastra[at]aol.com. Otherwise, let the prompting begin!

ETA: I'll be sorting the prompt list by pairing/character, so please add any requests that apply to all of your prompts to each individual prompt you're leaving.

ETA2: Prompt submission is now closed.
  • I'll just throw some prompts out there...

    Teague meets Jack's mother for the first time...

    Bootstrap Bill meets Will's mother for the first time...

    Weatherby Swan meets Elisabeths mother for the first time....

    I have a thing for the background of characters, yes... :-P

  • Preferably humorous tale: Elizabeth gets revenge on Barbossa for all he's done to Jack. J/E preferred but not a requirement...but I beg of you, no Barbossabeth. =:-O

    Will and Calypso hook up. Smokin'!

    Ragetti and any existing female PoTC character (in other words, not an O/C). Make it work!

    AU: Will chose to go to heaven rather than stab the heart, so Jack stabbed it and is ferrier of souls. How does Elizabeth deal? Save herself for once every 10 years with Jack? Get lots of boyfriends? Try to resurrect Will? Join a convent? Something else? Anything goes.

    Jack/Giselle or Scarlett -- true love.

    Jack and Elizabeth "go legit" and become privateers. Can they stay on the strait and narrow? (Get it? Strait? That was a pun. ;) )

    Jack at age 70.

    Elizabeth dies after a long life, Will can no longer see her once every 10 years. What does he do?
  • Ooh, this looks like fun! Ok, let's see...

    ~Will isn't free of the curse. Elizabeth and many generations of Turners have passed on and been mourned. Will still goes ashore once every 10 years to meet his decendants. What are his thoughts on how the world has changed over the past several centuries?

    ~Jack/Norrington and "The Hurricane"

    ~A conversation between Jack & Elizabeth about love, sex, commitment (life, the universe and everything as well if you like) and why the two of them are "peas in a pod", but NOT Sparabeth (although you can mention the cannon scenes they had). Will/Elizabeth and Jack/[cannon character of your choice who isn't Elizabeth. Slash or het.] Can be post AWE or set between scenes.

    ~Jack/Will immediately after COTBP and ignoring DMC/AWE. Will wants to join Jack's crew but is in denial about why. Jack knows exactly why and tries to help him figure it out.

    ~A Jack/Beckett hurt/comfort. Not completely AU but can mingle a little with some parts of the storyline.

    ~A twoshot about Jack's thoughts as he's being branded and Beckett's thoughts as he's branding Jack. Can be in either order. Slash.

    ~A fic that explores Scarlet & Giselle and their relationship to each other and to Jack. In COTBP, they didn't know each other, but Scarlet may have been the reason that Giselle slapped Jack. In DMC they seemed to have joined forces against him, with Will being the recipient of their hostility. In AWE they were willing to share Jack, but were also jealously fighting over him.

    ~Inject the above ideas into a smut fic - Scarlet/Jack/Giselle, what if Jack's "magnificent and fierce and huge-ish" vessel was not gone at the end of AWE?

    ~Will has seen Jack doing something very private. Interpret as you choose. Can be Jack/Will or not.

    ~Jack + Will + villain (can be Barbossa, Davy Jones, Beckett or OC) + revenge + self sacrifice (no death) + h/c = you tell me.

    Ok, that's enough for now, but can I come back if I have more? My ideas far outweigh my motivation so I could probably keep prompting all day!
    • You can come back if you have more, yes -- I'll be collecting prompts through Saturday.
  • Ooohh there's some interesting scenes unfolding in my head already!

    * Post COTBP, supposing DMC and AWE never happened: Jack is a privateer (how does he cope with actually having to work and walk in line?) and Norrington has to tolerate him. They end up on an island together alone (how that's up to you), will they escape (with or without seaturtles...) and what happens? Sparrington is always ever so welcome =).

    * How exactly did Barbossa pry the Pearl from Jack in the first place?

    * Piratey talk between Gibbs and Jack concerning their appreciation for women, rum and the Pearl.

    * What made the Pearl sink so that Davy Jones had to pull it out of the depths? I take it Jack didn't just strike any deal, describe how Jack tries to get the best deal he can.

    * After 10 years Elizabeth's been true, but has Will been faithful as well? (Will/anyone who could have died in the years after AWE). Is Will released or does he sail on the Seven Seas forever?

    * I so do love Norrington, him and anyone, preferably in a situation that has him sighing and rolling his eyes...
    • Oh, the plot bunny jumped me last night...

      * How did the Pearl come to be? Write her story.

      * It's child!Jack's birthday and he gets a present from his daddy. What does Teague give him and how does he do it?

      * Two captains, one ship: never a good idea is it? Barbossa and Jack meet up (Barbossa needs the map and Jack wants the Pearl). How do they get to the Acqua de vida? Will they get there before they kill each other?

      have fun!
  • - Weatherby Swann meets Beckett and/or Mercer in the afterlife

    - some spectacular and (at least mostly) successful raid Jack performed, other than that of Nassau Port; pre-CotBP or post-AWE as you like

    - Jack Sparrow sailed the Interceptor through a storm in CotBP, had a hurricane come in handy when Norrington was after him before DMC, and actually flew out of the maelstrom in AWE. Calypso is convinced that he is a wind/storm god, somehow trapped in human form like she was, and wants to make him aware of that. (Would that be called "Spalypso"?)

    - Lieutenant Groves' career after CotBP, his thoughts about Beckett, the EITC, Norrington's shipwrecking and return
    • There's always one plotbunny lagging behind ...

      - post-AWE: Pintel&Ragetti, or Murtogg&Mullroy, or the four of them, take the Pearl from Barbossa, to go pirating (or privateering) in their own name
      Jack meeting marooned Hector would be an appreciated extra
  • I'm truly horrific at coming up with prompts that involve more thought than a single word, sadly...

    -speculation on the nature of the Dutchman's curse/role in the movement of death at sea.

    -crackaliciously: Elizabeth Swann vs. Miss Piggy.

    -Anamaria, crosses to bear, and knowledge is power.

    -Elizabeth, conspiracies within conspiracies.
  • - Anamaria post CotBP, either what she was doing during DMC/AWE (perhaps being at the final battle?)

    - Anamaria & Elizabeth, post AWE (no slash)

    - Norrington, post CotBP but disregarding DMC onwards (no slash)

    - Norrington/Calypso, post AWE
  • (no subject) - argyleheir
  • - Barbossabeth, of any type *grin* - but preferably during the period between DMC and AWE on the journey to Singapore.

    - Barbossa, following his resurrection (can be either post DMC or within the timeframe of AWE) - dealing with the whole no-being-dead-anymore thing

    - Captain Teague - anything, really - but pre-AWE would be better - I love backstory. :)
  • Modern-day AU in which Norrington is unexpectably 30something and divorced and Jack teaches Yoga. Jack/James
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