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Prompt table

Because I have nothing else to do with myself (yeah, that's me, being sarcastic), I decided I would try one of these challenge tables and to make it even more fun, I'm going to do it in a fandom I've never written in before, and just because I didn't think that would be challenging enough, I am going to do them mainly as crossovers. Be scared, be truly scared. 

No, seriously, I have wanted to write a full-length Harry Dresden/Harry Potter crossover novel for a while now and am working at it by rereading all the Dresden books and finalizing the plot. Combining their magical worlds is going to be a challenge, but I really do feel like I've got a grip on that. 

It dawned on me, however, that the worlds of Supernatural and Harry Dresden combine a lot more easily -- but where is the challenge?! No, honestly, I debated that, too, but the idea of the two Harry's just couldn't be denied, so wait for that in the near future, after the beginning of the new year, I think. 

But, in the meantime, to get me used to writing Dresden (as I never have before) these little fics will be Supernatural/Dresden crossovers and I think they will be a lot of fun. I'm not promising to post very often, but I'll try to get one in every other week or so. We'll see, I guess. 

Here's the table I picked. I think the prompts fit very well with both fandoms, so I think it won't be too big of a stretch. Oh, for those in the know, my Harry will be from the books exclusively. The TV show is good, as far as it goes, but its universe is too far away from the novels.


Professional Wizard?
Crossroads and Crossed Purposes
Let's Try That Again
Meeting the Wizard
Admitting It
Return to Chicago
046.Supernatural047.Deep048.Sarcastic049.Limit050.Writers' Choice


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Nov. 27th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Guess I'm not familiar with any of him. Tell me a bit more, and also where to find your story(ies). Haven't heard from you in a while, but I know you're busy.. And with December coming up, likely will be even more so.

I keep hoping you'll find time to sleep.

You can answer by regular e-mail.. easier for me to fine. Haven't figgered out all the paths around this live journal thing yet.

Best regards,
Nov. 27th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Dresden?
The Dresden Files is a series (up to 9 now) of novels written by Jim Butcher, still unfinished with a new novel due out in April, I think although don't quote me on that. It was also made into a 1-season show on the Sci Fi network but it was not picked up for renewal. Too bad, because it was fairly well done. I think there are still reruns. I first saw it on TV but really fell in love with it when I started the novels.

First of all, the main character is a wizard -- Harry Dresden -- the only wizard that advertises in the Chicago Phonebook. He will perform magic for people, but not love potions, bottomless purses, etc. Yes, the books are as bitingly funny as Dresden's yellow page ad. He has a wicked sense of humor and the sarcastic first-person the books are written in is absolutely brilliant to read. However, they are quite a lot darker in tone than HP, purely for adults. There is some bad language, some hints about his sex life, and a lot, lot, lot of blood, gore, etc. So, be prepared if you want to try them out. There is summoning of demons, really vicious vampires, and even the good guys, the wizarding White Council, can act hastily and wrongly and cut the heads off innocent people in the mistaken belief they are protecting themselves.

Dresden, however, is firmly on the side of good, even if he has to use some black magic once in a while. He's broke, he's dirty, he lives in a basement with a talking skull for a friend, but he doesn't compromise his principles.

To make a living, he works for the Chicago Police Department as a consultant for those cases that just don't fit into any of the usual departments -- werewolf attacks, etc. Generally, most of the policemen think he is a fake and a fraud, but since he delivers results, they grudgingly accept him. The police lieutenant he works with, Karrin Murphy, isn't even too sure about his magic at first, although as the series progresses, she really can't deny the evidence in front of her eyes.

I do really recommend the series if you don't mind the aforementioned warnings. Do read them in order, though, because they definitely build on each other. The first one is called Storm Front and it is about a guy who makes people's hearts explode out of their chests to kill them. Yeah. It's not pretty, but it makes for a great read.

I have really come to like him as a character and am looking forward to reading more of the novels and attempting to write my own interpretation of his world -- seen through the eyes of another wizard named Harry -- a bit younger, trained differently, but still fighting the good fight against all the evil in the world. I hope I can do justice to both fandoms through the story. I've seen some attempts at crossovers between the two, but they just don't work because they don't take the time to really combine both universes -- and they honestly could not be more different.

Let me know if you try the books. There are some fanfiction sites -- nothing like HP, of course, but still. The author has a website with some forums and that's fun to look at as well.
Apr. 15th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
I've only seen Dresden - the TV show, and I've been meaning to find copies of the books for ages but even so I think I'll really enjoy this crossover. ('cause Supernatural rox my sox! any idea of when new episodes are back?)

Anyway, that's not what I first intended to ask you. I wanted to know where you found your prompt table. I've wanted to try one for a while but I don't know where to look for a generic one that would work for any fandom.
Apr. 15th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for writing! New episodes of SPN return on the 24th of April -- not too far away! I hope you do enjoy the stories, although the books are so totally different from the TV show that it really is almost like a separate entity, which is why people are so careful to specify. I highly recommend the books. They are very, very well-written.

As for my prompt table, I found it at "fanfic 50" and they have 10 different tables, you just pick the one you want and you can do varying levels and some with art and some without, etc. I know there are a ton out there, but I really liked this one (#10) for SPN, because the prompts (as you can see) are really almost intuitive for the fandom. It is really easy to make the stories fit in with the prompts. You can find the link to the community on my user profile page, or my friends page if you skim down because any post on that site shows up on my friends page. But, like I said, I know there are others.

Hope that helps.
Apr. 15th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
Great! Thanks :)

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