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I unfortunately seem to have missed the last of the latest go-round of the 3SF, and, as my favorite prompts and fills are the fantastic mythology ones people produce, I wanted to see if there might any interest in running a ficathon around those in particular! Which leads us to...


+ Any prompt, featuring women from any mythological tradition around the world, is welcome! All pairings are welcome, with the caveat that for the purposes of the ficathon, prompts/fills really ought to center around women? Arthuriana and folklore is also welcome, as well!

+ One prompt per post, each somewhere along these lines: fandom, character/pairings, prompt.

+ Art/icons/graphics/fanvids/fanmixes/etc., for those talented enough to create them, can be definitely be used as fills.

+ Multiple fills are great, as is filling your own prompt if you get struck by inspiration.

+ Feedback is lovely and always appreciated!

+ It goes without saying, but please remember to be lovely to each other

+ Most of all, HAVE FUN!

Date: 2014-01-20 07:22 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
The Hesperides constantly talk over one another, their voices bubbling and pooling together into something resembling coherency, a triad humming with harmony – so long as they remain in agreement, at least.

“They like it when you speak to them,” they say, and golden apples fall around their feet, leaves quivering to the sounds of their voices, to their hands laid over delicate trunks.

“Oh, yes,” Idunn says, contemplating the apple in her hand, for it is very unlike her own, all gold with not a hint of green. “Though in my garden it is my husband who does most of the talking, really. But they adore him, just as I do.”

“Our garden has no men,” the Hesperides say. They flit about each other as though they had wings, rapid and darting like bright little birds, their fingers tangling in the gossamer hair of their sisters.

“Really?” Idunn asks, thinking of how lonely her lovely garden would seem if she lived as they did, with few visitors and a jealous guardian, hissing and smoking in his corner. “What a shame, for I find my apples grow all the sweeter when given...a blessing of fertility, let us say.”

“Fertility?” The words leaves all three mouths at once, and they draw up to look at her, stilling their constant movement for a bare space of time. She watches them idly as she bites into their apple, the way they whisper to each other, their light eyes dancing. “Well,” they say finally, as Idunn licks juice from her fingers, “they did seem to grow larger after Hercules visited, it's true.”

Their apples taste much as she'd expect – a hint of sour among the sweet, and overwhelmingly rich. “I find it best to combine all that they love in one,” she says, rising from the fragrant grass. “Who is your god of poetry and song?”

The three tip their faces to the sun with feral smiles, and she leaves them to their plotting.

She prefers the taste of her own apples, and Bragi is waiting.


Date: 2014-01-18 06:30 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] metonomia
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They have grown up and (rarely) grown old heavy under the weight of their most-ness. Most beautiful, most faithful, most faithless, most cruel. When they meet they can hardly keep themselves straight, such do the words of poets and husbands skip between them; but they smile more artlessly, speak more freely, and know themselves, most of all, each other's.

Date: 2014-01-18 10:10 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
Helen & Cassandra, you are a disaster

Date: 2014-01-18 10:11 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
Idunn/Bragi, she loves his stories but sometimes she wishes she could leave the garden to have adventures of her own

Date: 2014-01-18 10:12 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
Daphne, her thoughts on laurel wreaths

Date: 2014-01-20 04:10 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
MY HEART!! (Also, have I told you how much I adore you? I might prompt that song again this year, with bits of new headcanon!)

I love how you work in the threads of their old friendship so subtly, with mentions of Zephyrus and her giving comfort to Apollo, and the idea that she was a supplicant of Artemis! Of course, how perfect. I don't know why I love the idea that the two of them were bros and this was the one woman Apollo didn't ever chase after (maybe because she reminded him of his sister...) until, of course, he did - but I do. And you've brought it to life so wonderfully here, with Apollo expressing as much regret as he's able to and tree!Daphne letting out her emotions through nature. Thank you!!

Date: 2014-01-20 07:24 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
Cassandra, brothers are such a bother

Date: 2014-01-20 09:39 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] vialethe
vialethe: (Lamia - Waterhouse)
Persephone (/Hades), in winter she pines for sunlight and flowers and freedom; in summer she pines for power, and him.


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