Mac (capn_mactastic) wrote in mission_insane,

'Inspired By' Tables

These are open tables, as in, I have provided 20 ideas to choose from, but if you don’t like what’s there you can go pick ten of your own. The important thing here is that you write ten fics inspired by each category. So if you do the Movie Table you need to write ten fics inspired by ten different movies.

I’ve done coding for separate tables, but here’s a basic idea of what you’re getting:

01.Pick Your Own02.Pick Your Own
03.Pick Your Own04.Pick Your Own
05.Pick Your Own06.Pick Your Own
07.Pick Your Own08.Pick Your Own
09.Pick Your Own10.Pick Your Own

Movies If you pick your own here, you can use the title, a quote, the tagline or just the general theme of the movie as a starting point.

Citizen Kane, “Hakuna Matata”, "You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly", Brazil, “Play It Again Sam”, “They Aim To Misbehave”, Arsenic And Old Lace, “This Is A Camberwell Carrot”, Near Dark, “Our Lady Of Blessed Acceleration Don’t Fail Us Now”, “Twas Beauty Killed The Beast”, Second Hand Lions, “Love Never Dies”, Weekend At Bernies, “It’s Been Emotional”, “Let Me Take This Moment To Compliment You On Your Fashion Sense, Particularly Your Slippers”, “But, I Like The Cookie”, The Third Man, Vertigo, “Don’t Give away The Ending – It’s The Only One We Have”.

Fairy Tales Again, you can choose from the following or pick your own, use a theme, retell the story, reimagine from the title, or just use a famous line (e.g. My, my Grandma, what big eyes you have).

Snow White, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Emperors new Clothes, Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and The Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Little Match Girl, The Happy Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Alice in Wonderland, The Frog Prince, Pinocchio

Novels/Short Stories Use the title, or a chapter heading, a famous line, the theme, or whatever inspires you. If nothing here strikes your fancy, go take a look at your own bookshelves ;)

Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Treasure Island, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, A Clockwork Orange, Life of Pi, Neverwhere, Complicity, Wicked, My Family And Other Animals, War And Peace, Moby Dick, Metamorphosis, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, The Tell-Tale Heart, Brave New World, Lord Of The Flies, The Call Of The Wild, A Graveyard For Lunatics.

Songs Write 10 fics inspired by songs, either choosing from those selected, or choose your own from your playlist. Songfics are more than welcome, or you can just work a normal fic from the inspiration.

Fever, I Can’t Help Falling in Love, Supermassive Black Hole, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bad to the Bone, Magic Carpet Ride, Tainted Love, Hungry Like The Wolf, Beautiful People, Big Yellow Taxi, Dancing In The Dark, My Back Pages, Sit Down, Calling All Angels, One Way Or Another, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Breathe, Don’t Stop Me Now, Paint It Black, Filthy And Gorgeous.

Master Plots According to Ronald Tobias, there are twenty Master Plots. This challenge is to pick ten of them and write a fic for each of your choices. With this table I can’t give you the choice of picking your own, because I’ve listed them all.

Quest, Adventure, Pursuit, Rescue, Escape, Revenge, The Riddle, Rivalry, Underdog, Temptation, Metamorphosis, Transformation, Maturation, Love, Forbidden Love, Sacrifice, Discovery, Wretched Excess, Ascension, Descension.

Link To Synopses of Master Plots


 Poems  Write ten fics, each inspired by a poem or a single line from that poem. Again, you are free to use ten of your own choice; I've just suggested twenty in case you want some inspiration. 

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Ode to Duty, Paradise Lost, Mr. Mistoffelees, Beowulf, The Faerie Queen, An Anatomy of the World, Lady of Shalott, Sonnets from the Portuguese, The Listeners, If, Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town, And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Crow, Now Press Return, The Color Of Scarves, Don Juan, Kubla Khan, The Raven, And Still I Rise


 Games  Write ten fics inspired by Games, again, you can pick your own or choose from the options provided. 

Monopoly, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Burnout, Poker, Black Jack, Dominoes, Football, Lacrosse, Tennis, Hungry Hippos, Ker-Plunk, Buckaroo, Black and White, Swing-Ball, Uno, Chess, Civilisation, Sims, Vice City.

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