frith_in_thorns: (AA Zuko)
Frith ([personal profile] frith_in_thorns) wrote2017-06-18 09:36 pm
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H_C bingo card

I know I literally just got a gen_bingo card, but I can't ignore [community profile] hc_bingo! So here it is.


sensory deprivation
blackmail undeserved reputation
deadline / time bomb
hiding an injury / illness
runaways branding ritualized pain / injury resurrection mercy killing
fall from grace archaic medical treatment WILD CARD
septicemia / infected wounds hostile climate
kidnapping witch hunt culture shock loss of job / income rejection
extortion unexpected consequences of planned soulbonding
blood loss forced to participate in illegal / hurtful
activity
slaves



I'm... hmm. It's not bad, but I'm not hugely enthusiastic. Although that might just because I got that bloody soulbonding square yet again.

I could do a lot of these for Simon Illyan though :P
philomytha: girl in woods with a shaft of sunlight falling on her (Default)

[personal profile] philomytha 2017-06-18 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
It's a very Barrayaran card: archaic medical treatment, culture shock, hostile climate, illegal activities, undeserved reputations (very Aral square, but perhaps that's too obvious), mercy killing, time bombs... lots of Vorkosigan fic potential :-D
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[personal profile] philomytha 2017-06-19 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I think you might have to write the soulbonding one, to make it go away ;-). Perhaps an AU where the memory chip was an experimental variant on the Jeeves thing they do on Jackson's Whole, or the telepathy thing, to make Illyan a perfectly loyal soldier because he is so psychically connected to his Emperor. Only it doesn't work like that and Illyan ends up trapped and bonded to a dying Emperor, fated to go through Ezar's final illness with him and die with him, until Aral and Cordelia come up with a way to save him which leaves him sort of half-bonded to Aral.... IDK, I'm a bit sleep-deprived right now, you can probably come up with a better plot.

I think the post-Memory adjusting to not having the chip is wide open for fic, really. The time thing makes a lot of sense. There must be so many things that he hasn't had to do for thirty years, all showing up at once to bite him.
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[personal profile] sholio 2017-06-19 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
... hmmm, I see what you mean about that one. It's kind of a "meh" card. There are some good squares though! (Blood loss!)

Although that might just because I got that bloody soulbonding square yet again.

lol. That's such a totally WTF square, though. Soulbonding, okay, that's one thing. I know how to write that, even though it's not one of my preferred tropes. (I'm actually kinda-sorta writing it right now.) But "unexpected consequences of planned soulbonding" ... I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START WITH THAT.
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[personal profile] sholio 2017-06-19 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
That is a very good point. :D And yeah, I love the look of the card this year! I need to post mine. I'm feeling kind of "meh" about mine as well, though it does have some good squares - and one hilariously appropriate one. I got "alien abduction" this time, which would have been terribly difficult ... before I got into a fandom in which literally everything that happens is kicked off by the main character being abducted by aliens. So that's gonna be pretty easy. :D