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25 August 2014 @ 11:30 am
GMD Prompts from Yuletide 2013  
For neveralarch mostly:

"Request by Gileonnen
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Professor Ratigan

Summary: What I want more than anything is a worldbuildy fic about the place of rats in mouse culture! Professor Ratigan is the only rat we ever get to see onscreen, and he's clearly got issues--he's self-loathing to the point where even mentioning that he's a rat causes him to cry out in dismay. He's notorious in the criminal underworld, but potentially also capable of garnering respect in mainstream mouse society (is he really a professor? how did he get his degree?). What I'd like to see is a portrait or even a snapshot of the society that made him the creature he is today.
Website/Journal/Dear Yuletide Author http://gileonnen.dreamwidth.org/546829.html

Request by mithen
A Study in Emerald - Neil Gaiman
John Watson (A Study in Emerald), Sherlock Holmes (A Study in Emerald)

Summary: I would love to see any canon ACD story moved into this universe, but would especially love to see "The Final Problem"/"The Empty House" done up in emerald. I don't know how that would go--in the inverted mirror of this world, would Holmes die and Moriarty fake his death? I'd rather Holmes and Watson strike a decisive blow against the Old Ones but if you want to follow the Lovecraft ethos rather than the Holmesian ethos, then embrace it--rip my damn heart out and leave me a sobbing mess on the floor, and I'll love you for it. Crossovers with different versions of Holmes are welcome--admit it, you want to write a version of The Great Mouse Detective with Cthulhu in it. You know you do. And I want to read it.
Website/Journal/Dear Yuletide Author http://mithen.livejournal.com/215157.html"
neveralarchneveralarch on August 27th, 2014 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh man, I am sorely tempted to write A Study in Emerald/Great Mouse Detective, although I'm not sure if I could take it seriously long enough to finish it. Right after I wrote that last comment on your fic I actually remembered that I still have a couple of my self-prompts from last summer left over, and now I am 1,000 words into a story about Ratigan catching a fever and Basil bringing him soup. It seems much more reasonable than that summary, tho.
x_losx_los on August 27th, 2014 06:59 am (UTC)
! prompts list ftw. Did you see I put up a 2nd fic?
neveralarchneveralarch on August 27th, 2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
I do now! Very exciting - hopefully I'll get time to read it soon.
neveralarchneveralarch on September 7th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
Hiii, uh, I have a first draft of my GMD fic and I was wondering if you would have time to take a look at it before I post? It is a 9,000 word half-pwp where Ratigan gives Basil a cold, so it is not high literature, but I feel like my grasp of the characters is a little shaky. I totally understand if you don't have time, just let me know either way!
x_losx_los on September 8th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
I'm totally down, send on over! Exciting!
neveralarchneveralarch on September 8th, 2014 05:53 pm (UTC)
Cool :) I'm editing up the second draft, so I'll probably have it to you tomorrow night (my time).

Also! I was hanging out with bessyboo in person yesterday and I mentioned something about GMD fic and she got REALLY EXCITED, so either you attract secret Basil/Ratigan fans or it is just the D/M connection. (I think it's both.)
x_losx_los on September 8th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC)

Well I mean, enemy ships pairing camp, clever people *shrug*. Tu's v into it as well.

Edited at 2014-09-08 10:22 pm (UTC)