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27 December 2008 @ 09:17 am
Gwen Battle Winter 2009 - Prompts Submission & Battle Info Post  


Please note that this entry will remain open for comments for questions or concerns about the battle.

We here at thefuturequeen think it's high time Gwen got some loving so we're going to run the Gwen Battle Winter 2009, the first ever prompt battle about our sweetest Gwen.

In brief: A prompt battle is a big fanfest of creation based around prompts. This one's focussed on Gwen and anything goes: fics, icons, wallpapers, fanmixes, fanvids, drawings, paintings, songs, poems, anything. Let your creativity go wild!

For the next three days, we ask you to submit as many prompts in the comments of this post as you'd like! Words, lyrics, poems, images, concepts... Anything that you want to see something done about Gwen with, comment with it! There's no limit to how many prompts you can submit and in fact, the more the better! Any and all pairings and character relationships are welcome XD!

Sample Prompts:

Gen, "the lazy days of summer time" (Salty Air by Bitter:Sweet)
Gwen & Tom, applesauce
Gwen goes to Gaius seeking advice about something

__Rules For the Battle?

Unfortunately, there are a few:
  1. Your entry must center around Gwen.
  2. For organization's sake, each day we'll post a Submissions Entry and we ask that you post your submission in a comment to that post.
    1. If you prefer to link back to your own journal, that's perfectly fine.
    2. Please label your work appropriately. That means the prompt, characters/pairings and rating should be included in the subject line of your comment.
    3. Graphics artists: Please comment with a thumbnail of your piece (if it's large) or a max of 3 teaser icons with a link to your main post.
    4. Fic Writers: If the length of your fic exceeds the comment-limit, please link us to your work posted on your journal, rather than using several comments to tell your story.
    5. Other Submissions (this includes fanvids and fanmixes): Please link us to your work posted on your own journal.
    6. Please note! You are free to also post your submissions elsewhere but we ask that you please:
      1. First post your entries to the Battle in a comment to that day's Submissions Post
      2. Link back to the Battle in your outside postings
      3. Please note!! Do not post your submissions to the battle on thefuturequeen except within the Submissions Posts. From today onwards, any posts to thefuturequeen that are battle submissions will be given a notification and then deleted by a mod. We have the Submissions Posts in order to keep this community easily accessable to those who want to post items outside the battle. Thank you.
  3. Submissions should all be new work inspired by the prompts you've claimed. And hopefully it goes without saying that all work is your own.
  4. Those looking to receive a Participation Banner must complete all the prompts they signed up for in order to qualify.
  5. Have fun, enjoy each other's creations and make sure to comment on things you like!
Please note: Rules updated January 10, 11:05pm PST.

__Battle Timeline

December 27 thru December 29 - We're accepting your prompts
December 31 thru January 7 - Prompts are now open to claim. Claim here!. We're limiting claims to 2 per prompt per type of participation (ie: 2 fic claims, 2 graphics claims). However, there is the potential to get an extra claim if the prompt you really want is already fully taken. More details on that below.
January 8 thru February 8 - The battle is on!

__Bonus Claim

So there's a claim that totally captures your imagination, but blast it! 2 people have already snagged it ahead of you. Woe. But hope is not lost! If you help us out by promoting the Battle somewhere, link us to your promotion and you get one bonus claim. Feel free to use the banner above for promotion :)!

__I Participated in the Battle! Do I get something?

Yes, indeedie! If you want a shiny mini!banner proclaiming your awesomesauce participation, we want to appease you! Soon we'll be posting an entry to which you can respond with an image of your choice that we'll turn into a fantasmic banner for you.

__Questions, Comments, Concerns?

Something else on your mind that wasn't answered above? Comment below with your concern, or else feel free to contact either kepp0xy or crazy_in_lost separately.

[ Battle Navigation ]

Masterlist of Claims: By Fanart Prompts Claimed

Masterlist of Claims: By Fanfic Prompts Claimed

Masterlist of Claims: By Other Prompts Claimed

Masterlist of Claims: by Participant

Original Claiming Post [CLOSED]

That's all! Start submitting your prompts here! :D!
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Trinh: merlin >> gwencrazy_in_lost on December 27th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Hey Gwen fans, I have a question: How many of you would actually submit a video if we had a fan video portion to this?
kePPy: Merlin: Gwen come home to mekepp0xy on December 28th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
to get the ball rolling...

General prompts: song, sunrise, ill, exotic, Samson [azlyrics link] by Regina Spektor

Gwen/Merlin, friendship, the two randomly get a day off and spend it together... hijinks ensue!

Gwen/Arthur, Winter Song[youtube link] by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, Gwen's always left behind.
Gwen/Arthur, first time they look at each other that way
Gwen/Arthur, their first argument as a couple
Gwen/Arthur, flash

Oh, and dream of dreams, if anyone could write a probable, in-character epic about Gwen and Uther having an ethical showdown, particularly if it pivots around Arthur in a way that he can't really be involved, I would be your willing slave forever.

And I know it was the sample image, but I'm rather fond of it and haven't seen any icons/graphics made from this promo pic:
writeangel1: arthur/gwenwriteangel1 on December 28th, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
I would edit Gwen videos (i'm obsessed with editing) :D

Would you ladies pimp this prompt on camelot_love?
kePPy: Merlin: Gwen open & honestkepp0xy on December 28th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
I would edit Gwen videos (i'm obsessed with editing) :D


Would you ladies pimp this prompt on camelot_love?

yay! done & done!
BlackSquirrel: Loves Me Daisyblacksquirrel on December 28th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Gwen/Arthur - seeing for the first time
Trinh: merlin >> like seeing you for the firstcrazy_in_lost on December 28th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC)
Oh I really want someone to tackle when they first actually met.
Trinh: merlin >> arthur/gwen b/wcrazy_in_lost on December 28th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
As a mod, can I make people write about:

+ Gwen/Uther's (moral) showdown
+ Gwen's reaction to Arthur's reaction after he finds out about Merlin's magic
+ Gwen finding out about Morgana's dreams/visions
+ Gwen first impressions about Arthur and how much of a prat he is
+ How Gwen feels when Arthur calls her Guinevere


Edited at 2008-12-28 07:57 am (UTC)
kePPy: Merlin: Gwenkepp0xy on December 28th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
because I love prompting people:

Gwen/anyone/gen: special, firelight, "put one foot in front of the other", dealing with Tom's death, journey, #x Gwen laughed

Gwen/Merlin, twisted secrets
Gwen/Merlin, foot loose & fancy free
Gwen/Merlin, cling

Gwen/Morgana, forbidden fruit tastes sweeter
Gwen/Morgana, ripped
Gwen/Morgana, sour

Gwen/Arthur, whump: I'd love a #x series story where Gwen & Arthur look after each other
Gwen/Arthur, "make love with the lights on, baby / tell me what you see / clear the bed to lie on, darlin' / make a mess of me"

Gwen/Lancelot, anguish
Gwen/Lancelot, surprise!
Gwen/Lancelot, Ruin by Pierces [lyricwiki link]

Gwen/Merlin/Arthur, friendship/romance, together they rule the world
Gwen/Merlin/Arthur, comfort
Gwen/Merlin/Arthur, glory days

Edited at 2008-12-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
Purpleyin/Hans: rosemissyvortexdv on December 28th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC)
A few prompts offered. :)

Gwen gen, about her name
Gwen gen, inspiration
Gwen gen, what she remembers of her mother
Gwen gen, making do
Gwen gen, everyone has secrets
Gwen gen, taking over her father's trade or learning from her father at some point
Gwen gen, becoming Morgana's maid and, ultimately, friend

Gwen/Arthur, an older surer Gwen not making the first move, forcing Arthur to

Gwen/Lancelot, they meet again in the future when both's circumstances have changed

Gwen/Merlin, she knows he's changed since he came back
wikked_angel_78wikked_angel_78 on December 29th, 2008 01:54 am (UTC)
Gwen gen: acceptance, trust, heartfelt, dreaming.

Gwen gen: fairytales, sorrow, boys, solitude.

Gwen/Arthur: playing with her doll and meeting the young prince, dreaming of Arthur, love at first sight, forbidden love, whip cream and strawberries.

Gwen/Merlin: BBF's forever, crush, late night kitchen raids, swordplay, secrets and lies.

Edited at 2008-12-29 01:56 am (UTC)
Sophie: merlin just gwensophielou21 on December 29th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
Gwen, gen: Childhood, loss, hopes and dreams.
Gwen, gen: Being in the background.
Gwen, gen: Gwen isn't the Guinevere of the legends.

Gwen/Arthur: Arthur discovers Gwen is ticklish.
Gwen/Arthur: Flower, "loves me, loves me not".
Gwen/Arthur: Gwen stands up to Uther, and Arthur loves it.
Gwen/Arthur: The moment Arthur knew he loved her.
Gwen/Arthur: Gwen's coronation.
Gwen/Arthur: Childhood; she's known him all her life.

Gwen/Merlin: The best friend she could ever ask for.
Gwen/Merlin: Autumn, playing in the leaves.
Gwen/Merlin: Winter, playing in the snow.
Gwen/Merlin: Future, Queen and magician.
Gwen/Merlin: She always has a place for him in her heart.

Gwen/Arthur/Lancelot: Sword fight for Gwen's love, Arthur knows Gwen is worth fighting for.
Gwen/Arthur/Lancelot: Gwen knows Arthur will always win.
Gwen/Arthur/Lancelot: Three in a boat, the men go over the side; who does Gwen save first?

Edited at 2008-12-29 03:32 pm (UTC)
Samantha: Gwen;ex_absolute on December 29th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC)
Character/Pairing Prompts:

Gwen::Gen a lost object, an awkward request, mending, bedtime stories

Gwen/Merlin clothes, duty and honor, broken hearts

Gwen/Valiant secrets <---somebody please write this. Seriously :D

Gwen/Arthur working


Gwen/Merlin/Arthur:: AU film noir

I'll probably add some more later.
Trinhcrazy_in_lost on December 29th, 2008 10:39 am (UTC)
Woah, Gwen/Valiant? That's a new one!
(no subject) - ex_absolute on December 30th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Otemps: Arthur/Gwenotempora42 on December 29th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
+ gen -- the night Gwen's mother left
+ Gwen and Morgana -- first meeting
+ Gwen/Arthur -- trapped together with no way to get out
+ Gwen/Merlin -- reading lessons

Trinhcrazy_in_lost on December 29th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
PS: Don't forget we have an icon portion too!

Feel free to submit textures/brushes (with credit to their respectful makers).
BlackSquirrel: Loves Me Daisyblacksquirrel on December 29th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Gwen/Arthur/Merlin/Morgana - Entwined
kePPy: Merlin: M&G kisses!kepp0xy on December 29th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
all these textures are by ewanism! And sorry for all the blue... I rather fancy it *_*!

Wallpaper of the scenes that Gwen is sleeping in Merlin's bed, in particular when he's asleep in a chair while she sleeps behind him. It's such a sweet scene and I've not seen anything from it.

Graphics prompts:
Gwen/Arthur/Merlin, the power trifecta of Camelot (desktop! I would love you forever)
Gwen/Merlin, watching each other
Gwen/Merlin, best friends
Gwen/Arthur, gifts
Gwen/Morgana, touch
pink for pterodactylsignificantowl on December 29th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Gwen/Merlin - talking in your sleep
Gwen/Merlin - I would do anything for you
Gwen/Merlin or Gwen/Arthur - hands
Gwen/Merlin or Gwen/Arthur - watching