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It's been AGES.

Indeed it has been ages.  I kind of abandoned the tables I had adopted for awhile in a bout with depression and anxiety-related writer's block and a computer that liked freezing every time Microsoft Word would do a quick save.

But, I've been working on one of them; from the occhallenge livejournal page, a table I adopted to help develop my One Piece OCs a bit more.  Well, in all fairness, I've developed them beyond the point of normalcy, but I needed the practice writing them as well.  I was intending for it to be a series of nothing but oneshots, but I decided to pick up from where I left off; the entire table might not be dedicated to a linear storyline, but there will be mini two- to five-shots among it.  So, without further ado, here is the second prompt-inspired writing!

Title: Profit Margin
Author: commallama
Table: 3
Prompt: Sharp
Claim: Fandom; One Piece
Characters: Sedna Beckman(OC), Rolf D. Lyon (OC), Shanks, Benn Beckman
Fandom: One Piece
Rated: PG
Warnings: Nothing terrible in this one.  I don't think there's even any swearing; maybe one or two instances, but almost definitely nothing serious.
Summary: After a less than eventful day, in which the biggest stir were a couple of rookie pirates causing the slightest bit of mischief, the Morstein Tavern finds that they've come up more than half their earnings short for the day.
Disclaimer: The only characters I own mentioned here are Sedna, her and Benn's parents, Lyon, and perhaps Janx if his name was mentioned anywhere (though I don't believe it was); the settings I own here are limited to the island, the town of Evergreen, and the tavern.  Everything else belongs to the One Piece universe and is copyright to its respective owners.
A/N:  Not much to say here.  This is part two of my previous post for this table from just over a year ago.  I hope to be working on it more regularly now that I have a computer that seems to function like...well, like a computer.  Though I should add, the currency here is of similar measure to Japanese Yen; that is, a thousand beli would be equivalent to about ten dollars US money.

“You’re a cheap bastard.” ||| He shrugged, setting down his rum. “At least I’m a crafty cheap bastard.”Collapse )

Spare Change

Title: Spare Change
Genre: Horror... or something of the like.
Setting: Current day, unspecified suburban area somewhere in Florida
Rating: PG-13/T... or something of the like.
Summary: Old Mrs. Mason didn't hire a window washer, but this strange boy isn't leaving without his pay.  Another one for a contest on my forum site.  The challenge was to take the sentence "Without warning a window washer arrives, from nowhere," and use it to start a short story of 1,000 words or less.  This being me, it became horror...ish.  I'm still not even sure exactly what to consider this.

(Without warning a window washer arrives, from nowhere.)

You Are a Comma

You are open minded and extremely optimistic.

You enjoy almost all facets of life. You can find the good in almost anything.

You keep yourself busy with tons of friends, activities, and interests.

You find it hard to turn down an opportunity, even if you are pressed for time.

Your friends find you fascinating, charming, and easy to talk to.

(But with so many competing interests, you friends do feel like you hardly have time for them.)

You excel in: Inspiring people

You get along best with: The Question Mark


And scary thing is that seriously describes me.  Like, perfectly.  Wait, I get along with the question mark?  Must investigate!  A.k.a, press random buttons until I get question mark as a quiz result.

You Are a Question Mark

You seek knowledge and insight in every form possible. You love learning.

And while you know a lot, you don't act like a know it all. You're open to learning you're wrong.

You ask a lot of questions, collect a lot of data, and always dig deep to find out more.

You're naturally curious and inquisitive. You jump to ask a question when the opportunity arises.

Your friends see you as interesting, insightful, and thought provoking.

(But they're not always up for the intense inquisitions that you love!)

You excel in: Higher education

You get along best with: The Comma

Okay, yeah, sounds like someone I'd get along with pretty well.  I'll take it.

Okay, I really need to stop procrastinating and get some writing done.

Title: Gun Smoke
Genre: Tragedy
Setting: Current day, unspecified forest.
Rating: PG-13/T, I suppose.
Summary: Hard to summarize.  I wrote it for a contest on my forum site, the prompt for the contest being the emotion of anguish.  So... yeah.

(There wasn't any other way.)

Title: Sugar Cubes
Fandom: Death Note
Characters: L
Prompt: Table 3, #2 Addiction
Word Count: 500
Rating: PG
Summary: L inadvertently causes a shortage in his sugar supply by introducing a rather curious (albeit skeptical) Matsuda to the wonders of sugar cubes.
Disclaimer: I don't own Death Note or any of its characters.  I just adore them and find the work of Tsugumi Ohba as a writer to be quite inspiring.

Sugar Cubes series overview: This collection of minifics for Fanfic50 is one I'm calling Sugar Cubes.  All of them are L-centric (as he is my character claim), and many of them will also somehow involve the general subject of sugar cubes, and most of them will be just plain goofy.  The lighter side of the Kira investigation, I suppose.  Also, just as an added challenge to myself, each story is 500 words long.  Not one word more or less.  Yep.  I decided to take my challenge and make it more challenging.  No one ever accused me of being particularly sane, after all.

Only one word applied to such a horrible situation.Collapse )


Title: Island
Author: commallama 
Table: 3
Writer's Choice: Crash
Claim: Fandom; One Piece
Characters: Lyon, Shanks
Fandom: One Piece
Rated: PG-13
Warnings: Just mild swearing.  I just figured I'd rate it PG-13 to be safe.
Summary: Left with the problem of a boat with a hole in its side in the subzero waters surrounding an icecap of an island, Lyon is skeptical that he and Shanks are even going to make it to their first destination as independent pirates.
Disclaimer: I don't own Shanks, nor do I own Buggy or One Piece itself; I do, however, own Lyon, and I also own the mentioned character Janx.
A/N:  This is basically the first chapter of a three-or-four chapter mini-fic that I'll be writing within prompt table 3, I think.  It'll jump around a lot, since not everything is going to be in perfect chronological order.  It's more or less going to all be oneshots and mini-fics.  That's all ^_^


“You know, when I left my island two years ago, I said to myself, ‘The first thing I want to do when I become a great pirate captain is go ice hopping for a mile to get to an island that’s probably totally unpopulated.’ No joke.”Collapse )


Occhallenge Tables

From epic epic challenge community for OC writing, occhallenge!!!  I'm pretty excited, yeah.  I'll be doing all four tables because it's allowed and I'm insane.  So, here they are!

Table 1
Claim: Pairing; L x OFC (Alpha Epsilon)  Definitely more of a friendship than any sort of romantic interest, but it'll work.

Table 2
Claim: Fandom; Death Note.  I imagine this'll be just a random assortment of randomness.  OCs will include Pat, Don, Al, and Katherine and will probably jump around a lot timeline-wise.

Table 3
Claim: Fandom; One Piece.  Going to cover a lot to do with Lyon and Janx after the disbanding of Roger's crew, but before they became parts of the same crew.  While they were still rivals/enemies, more or less.  Also going to jump around in the timeline--it'll be like random oneshots centered around this time period.  Sort of a character study on them.  Especially Janx, since I still know very little about his past.

Table 4
Claim: Character; Don.  More or less a character study strictly for my own intents and purposes.  I kinda know the least about Don out of all my Death Note OCs, him and his younger brother.  So, it'll cover a lot of what happened to Don (as well as Sean) prior to the Kira case or the "Irish Werewolf" killings, as well as during both.
Title: Walker
Genre: Horror/supernatural
Setting: Late 1991, rural town in the Catskill Mountains in New York
Rating: PG?  Nothing explicit at all, so something like that.
Summary: Six-year-old Jamie Farren is a good boy.  He makes good grades in school, he cleans his plate at every meal, and he goes to bed when he's told to.  Nothing, however, interferes with Jamie's fixation with his action figures.  When he leaves a few new ones out in the car, not even bed time and getting in trouble can get in the way of his sneaking outside to go and get them... but this late-night trip out to the car leaves Jamie a little more than he bargained for: a new-found fear of what lurks in the darkness.



Nice night for a walk.Collapse )

The King's Note: Chapter 1

Title: The King's Note
Fandom: Death Note
Chapter: 1
Genre: General, Romance (later in story)
Rating: T
Characters: Everyone from the first arc, OCs
Pairing: There'll be a couple, but I'm not saying who yet.
Spoilers: Just about everything from the first arc.
Summary: A few years after picking up the Shinigami King's death note, which allows its user to see all Shinigami and not only take lives (adding one year to the user's life for each death) but also save them (each at the price of one year subtracted from the user's life), Katherine Lynton, an aspiring con artist in Ireland, is sure she knows how Kira is killing off criminals; he has his own Death Note. Upon convincing her lifelong friends (and fellow criminals) Al, Pat, and Don to come with her, unbeknownst to the fact that she possesses a Death Note herself, the four head to Japan, rent a house in the suburbs of Tokyo under false identities, and begin tracking down both Kira and the great detective L at the head of the Kira case, as they search for a way to put a stop to Kira before he can put a stop to them.

Chapter 1: TornCollapse )


Fanfic 50 claim

Claim: L
Fandom: Death Note

001.Temptation 002.Addiction 003.Greed 004.Faith 005.Delusional
006.Innocence 007.Stained 008.Procrastinate 009.Dirty 010.Lie
011.Forgive 012.Lose 013.Want 014.Bury 015.Choke
016.Burn 017.Change 018.Regret 019.Slip 020.Smirk
021.Fragile 022.Secret 023.Past 024.Fantasy 025.Enough
026.Dream 027.Waste 028.Hope 029.Note 030.Hug
031.Passion 032.Hold 033.Right 034.Wrong 035.Strong
036.Wind 037.Paranoid 038.Moment 039.Song 040.Touch
041.Shake 042.Psychic 043.Spirit 044.Magick 045.God
046.Ghost 047.Belong 048.Tear(s) 049.Drown 050.Writers' Choice