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Travis ([personal profile] torachan) wrote2010-04-23 01:09 am

3 Weeks for DW: Transfic Mini Fest

ETA: While cis people are more than welcome to participate (and many have), please be aware that this is not for you or about you. The goal of this fest is to increase representation of trans people in fanfic and to celebrate the diversity of the trans community. I would like this fest first and foremost to be a safe space for trans people, one in which we are the norm and don't have to explain or justify ourselves. Both prompts and fills may contain terms, concepts, etc. that are unfamiliar to cis people. If you find yourself confused, hit up Google or Wikipedia. Do not ask people here to educate you.

[community profile] three_weeks_for_dw starts on Monday the 26th, so I want to start collecting prompts for the transfic mini fest.

This is going to work like a kink meme, with one prompt per comment and then people post fills directly in response to the prompts. It will be open for new prompts during the fest as well, but I wanted to get the prompting started a little early so that there is stuff there once the fest officially starts.

Please don't post any fills until Monday (in your timezone), but you can start writing right away if something catches your eye.

Since I'm not compiling prompts, there's no specific format. Be as brief or detailed as you like, but make sure to include the fandom and characters (or specify "any fandom/character").

Prompts can be from any fandom, RPF or FPF, and can focus on either canonically trans characters or characters who are trans for the purposes of the fic. Prompts can be het, slash, or gen. No restrictions on rating. Really, no restrictions on anything, except be respectful, which should go without saying.

Prompts do not have to be "about" being trans. They can be something as simple as a pairing or a pairing + word/kink/lyrics. The point is simply to have more stories starring trans people. So if you want to write about issues, that's cool. If you just want to write a PWP, that's fine, too. Just one or more of the main characters in the fic needs to be trans. You can specify in your prompt who you want to be trans and whether you want them to be mtf or ftm, or you can not specify anything and leave it up to the writer.

For the purposes of this fest, trans means anyone who does not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth. Genderqueer and intersex characters are also welcome.

What I am not looking for is traditional "genderswap" fic, stories about cis people crossdressing, etc. and if you choose to leave/fill a prompt for intersex characters, please no sci-fi/fantasy "hermaphrodites", only real intersex conditions.

Feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear.

Anon commenting is on, so feel free to leave anon prompts and fills if you want.

After posting a fill, consider reposting to [community profile] transfic or (after the three weeks are up) the trans stories collection on AO3. If you post to AO3, there is now a canonical tag for the fest that you can use. And of course I'll be adding all fics to my transfic master list on delicious. :)

ETA (4/26/10): It is now the 26th in my timezone! You may begin posting fills!

A few guidelines for posting:

If posting a fill longer than will fit in one comment box, please post any subsequent parts as replies to the fill, rather than the prompt, so that it may be more easily linked.

Please put "fill" and the title of your fic (if you have one) in the subject line, so it's easier for people to find the fics.

Prompts can be answered more than once.

You may repost immediately on your DW or in another DW comm, but remember, no reposting outside of DW until three weeks after the date you post the fill.

ETA (5/18/10): The three weeks are over, but I will not be officially closing the fest. Please continue to leave both prompts and fills as long as you like.

The master list of fills is here.

I will have a master list of prompts at some point in the future as well, but it's a bigger job.
telesilla: (mccoy pondering)

[personal profile] telesilla 2010-04-24 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Star Trek Reboot, ftm!McCoy & Kirk, even when the physical transition is easy, explaining it to your best friend when that best friend is Jim Kirk? Not so much. (feel free to go to the slashy place if you like)
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[personal profile] bluflamingo 2010-05-02 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
A/N: This totally went to the slashy place. Beta'd by [personal profile] scrollgirl


"Oh," Jim says, opening McCoy's pants, and not in the good way that he had when McCoy had pinned him against the door and kissed him, or when he'd pushed McCoy down onto the bed and crawled over his body. "Oh, um," Jim adds, sitting back on his heels where he's straddling McCoy's thighs.

McCoy lets his head drop back against the pillows, and fights the urge to sigh. So much for Jim Kirk's much vaunted anything-with-corresponding-genitals-and-the-ability-to-consent policy. "Any other intelligent comments you want to make?" he asks, tensing to push Jim away, or at least zip his pants again. He should have known this was a bad idea – did know it was a bad idea, but passing his flight practical without panicking or throwing up made it seem less of one than it's turning out to be. One more reason to hate flying.

"Wait a minute," Jim says, shifting his weight to hold McCoy in place, and finally looking back up to his face. A year of spending most of their time together, and McCoy still can't read Jim's face all that well. "Don't – I'm just surprised."

"Surprised," McCoy echoes, not sure if he means it to be sarcastic or not. He fastens his pants, but doesn't try to shift Jim off him. What's the point – it's not like they haven't had more awkward conversations, or been in more intimate positions while they had them, up to and including half naked like they are now. "Can't be the weirdest thing you found in someone's pants."

"No, but I thought –" Jim starts, cocky grin sliding back in place, then apparently thinks better of whatever it was and shakes his head. "What about your ex-wife?"

McCoy blinks. He wasn't expecting that question, at least. "What about her?"

Jim makes a hand gesture that could mean anything from an elephant to imminent asteroid attack. "Is that why you got divorced?"

"No, Jim, my wife didn't divorce me because I don't have a dick," McCoy says, and it sounds so stupid out loud that he wants to laugh. So much for his best friend the genius.

"I meant did she divorce you because you want one," Jim says. He touches McCoy's chest, almost too light to feel. "You've still got scars here, kind of. Like it was recent."

McCoy shrugs as well as he can on his back. "Dermal regeneration isn't always perfect." They're too faint to see unless someone's looking real close. Like Jim is. "Trust me, our divorce had nothing to do with me getting surgery, or the other way around."

He'll explain, if Jim keeps pushing, about sitting Jocelyn down when they got to the point that being naked together seemed likely and talking her through it – surgery that he wasn't sure about yet, how things maybe didn't quite match up to what she was expecting. How to make it work. That she nodded, said okay with a shrug.

No, his transition had nothing to do with how their relationship ended.

"But you've got a daughter," Jim persists.

McCoy gives in to the urge to roll his eyes. "This isn’t the twentieth century, Jim. You'd have bankrupted yourself buying condoms if it was."

Jim grins at him for a moment, then rolls off him and flops down on his back next to McCoy. It's a risky prospect, given how narrow the dorm beds are, even in the single room that McCoy's medical license earned him, which Jim seems to realize, shifting until they're pressed close together, skin against skin. "How come you haven't finished?" he asks.

"How do you know I haven't?" McCoy asks. He's looking at the ceiling, but he can still feel Jim looking at him, can picture the appraising look on his face, like he can't quite figure out if McCoy's joking or not.

"Have you?" he asks, like there's no way McCoy might not want to share this.

"I don't know yet," he says. He's glad, now, that he can avoid looking at Jim, because this part he does find it awkward to talk about. "I…" There's more, in his head, but he doesn't have the words for it. Maybe it's too complicated to put into words.

"You don't want to, um, match?" Jim asks, curious, like he's asking about something interesting McCoy's mentioned from a class.

"I'm not a pair of shoes," McCoy says, nudging closer to actually insulted than he has been so far. "You're telling me, all the people you've slept with, they were exactly like you expected?"

"No," Jim says slowly. "But most of the humanoid ones, yeah." He rolls onto his side, puts a hand on McCoy's bare arm before McCoy can get really riled up. "Not that I'm trying to make it sound like I think you're not – like I think it matters."

Not human, McCoy finishes in his head. It should hurt, but he knows Jim's telling the truth – to him, people are people, even when they're not Earth-human people. He's hardly going to start making an exception for McCoy. "So that's why we're talking about it instead of having sex?" he asks anyway, not quite ready to let it go.

"I told you, I was surprised," Jim says, a touch defensive. "I never met anyone who did that before."

McCoy can't help laughing at that, even when Jim's hand tightens on his arm and he says, "What's so funny?" like he's offended.

McCoy turns his head to look at him, fighting to control what he suspects might sound like slightly hysterical laughter. "For someone who likes to make out he's such a man of the world, you can be real innocent, kid."

"I am a man of the world," Jim protests, predictably. "Several worlds, actually, if we're going by –"

"We're not talking about your sexual conquests right now," McCoy says, cutting him off, because Lord knows, that's a topic Jim could lecture a forty credit course on. "I'm just saying, I'm not the only trans person at Starfleet. Not even the only one in our intake."

"Really?" Jim asks, back to curious. "Who?" McCoy raises an eyebrow at him, which Jim can apparently read better than McCoy can read Jim, because he ducks his head a little. "I'm just curious."

"Maybe it should tell you something that we've been friends for a year and this is the first time you heard about me?" McCoy suggests.

He's not sure what he was expecting Jim to say in response to that, but he sure wasn't expecting Jim to look back up, his eyes bright and warm, his smile touched with something McCoy would call shyness if it were anyone else, and calls pleasure instead, since it's Jim. "Does this mean I'm the first person you've told here?" he asks.

"Yeah," McCoy says. He's hardly told anyone – his records have listed him as male since he was a teenager, when he started taking hormones, and he's never really looked feminine, specially when he's dressed. Most people have never even thought to wonder.

"Oh," Jim says. His smile's sweet, now, there's no other word for it, his voice warm and pleased. "Thank you," he adds.

"Didn't exactly have much choice," McCoy points out, but that's not completely true – he's not giddy in love with Jim or anything, could have just gone on being friends without sleeping together. And he knows how much Jim loves to know things – how much it means to him when people share something. He suspects sometimes it's why they're friends, that McCoy started off their acquaintance with his divorce and his aviaphobia, sharing. "But you're welcome."

Jim makes a small, pleased sound, and puts his head down on McCoy's shoulder, wrapping an arm around his chest. McCoy pulls him closer, and they lie there for a while, still half dressed in their red uniforms amidst all the detritus of dorm living that sometimes makes him forget that he's nearly thirty, a divorced father with a medical license, not a wide-eyed kid like most of the other cadets.

"You know," he says eventually, "I'm starting to think this might be the longest Jim Kirk was ever in bed with someone without getting off. I'm not sure if I'm insulted or touched." He is, in fact, oddly touched, but damned if he's telling Jim that.

Jim kisses his shoulder. "I was waiting for the moment to come back," he says.

McCoy rolls them over so he's the one straddling Jim, and Jim's eyes flash with interest. "I thought you didn't believe in waiting for the moment," he says.

Jim rests one hand on his thigh and holds McCoy's eye. "Tell me what you want," he says, almost solemn.

"Someone make a note – Jim Kirk asked what to do in bed," McCoy says, instead of any of the dumb, sentimental things that makes him want to say.

Jim reaches up, pulls him down for a slow, easy kiss. "Tell me," he says against McCoy's mouth.

McCoy does.
likeaduck: Spock tries to loosen the bars of a cell where he and McCoy are imprisoned. Text: Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete (dammit jim i'm a vulcan not the doctor)

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[personal profile] likeaduck 2010-05-02 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I like your McCoy voice. Fending off pesky emotions with sarcasm and mockery! That's how we do it!
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[personal profile] bluflamingo 2010-05-03 10:33 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

Fending off pesky emotions with sarcasm and mockery!

Sarcasm is a perfectly good response to emotions, especially if it's emotions and Jim Kirk :)

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[personal profile] karmageddon 2010-05-02 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
*hugs this*
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[personal profile] scrollgirl 2010-05-02 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay! This was lovely :)

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[personal profile] telesilla 2010-05-03 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, that's awesome! I love both their voices in this; they're spot on and I'm sure this is exactly how it would go down.

Thank you!!

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[personal profile] jackandahat 2010-05-03 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo, I like this one. Very in-character.

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[personal profile] dubhartach 2010-05-03 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Fab! Excellent character voices.

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[personal profile] rubygirl29 2010-05-03 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Voices, perfect! Writing, as always, wonderful and sensitive to the characters and the subject. You always make me want to know the people you write about because you give them depth and the little quirks that made them so real.

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[personal profile] tieleen 2010-05-04 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, I love this - The way you write McCoy, and the way he sees Kirk, and how some basic things of gender identity are still the same but others are shaped by the technology, the culture, the aliens. And how open they are here, in expected and unexpected ways.

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[personal profile] secondsilk 2010-05-04 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
All I know of Trek is Kirk/Bones. Great dynamic between them.

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[personal profile] chagrined 2010-05-19 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
D'awwww, this is so sweet, and great.

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[personal profile] secretsolitaire 2010-05-24 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I really love this! Especially Jim being so sweetly pleased that Bones trusts him, and Bones being not quite sure whether he's done. *hugs them both*

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[personal profile] syredronning 2010-05-25 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely story, thank you!

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[personal profile] merisunshine36 2010-05-26 08:01 am (UTC)(link)
This was more fabulous than anything I could have ever dreamed of in a thousand years :D

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[identity profile] 2010-05-26 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
I loved what you did here and I loved how you did it. The characterizations are perfect and the conversation goes not perfectly at all, but just well enough to hold promise.


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[personal profile] lady_ganesh 2010-05-30 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
This is wonderful!

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[identity profile] 2010-06-01 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, just to let you know, your story has been recommended on LiveJournal at Crackenterprise (
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[personal profile] minoanmiss 2010-06-01 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm here from Crackenterprise, and this is truly excellent. *applauds*

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[identity profile] 2010-06-15 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
This is lovely!

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(Anonymous) 2010-07-01 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
this is freaking amazing and brilliantly funny and ic and touching and lovely but you might want to be careful about implying mccoy isn't human.

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[personal profile] escritoireazul 2011-02-05 06:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Gorgeous. I particularly love your McCoy voice.

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[personal profile] illariy 2011-04-26 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Late feedback is late but I really enjoyed this. The McCoy POV was so on and I love how you said a lot in this one short scene. The ending was a classic Trek ending and made me smile. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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[personal profile] oulfis 2012-05-06 09:54 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, so! Weird question! I'm making a zine, about stuff that makes me happy and also trans related stuff (tentatively titled "happy trans zine"), and I want to have a recurring transfic feature. Would you mind if I included this fic?

I would credit you, of course-- let me know if you want me to include any kind of URL. This is the first issue but I'm hoping to make a couple. I doubt it'll get any kind of wide distribution, though I do have a roadtripping friend who is gonna drop off copies wherever.

Anyway, just let me know if you're cool with it or not! Thanks so much :)