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Travis ([personal profile] torachan) wrote2011-04-23 01:17 am

3 Weeks for DW: Transfic Mini Fest Round 2!

Guys! [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw starts on Monday and like last year, I want to have a commentfic fest for trans characters. If you weren't around for last year's fest, you can take a look at this entry to get an idea.

I want to start collecting prompts over the weekend, so that when 3W4DW starts on Monday, we can all get started posting fills right away. Like last year, the format is going to be that of a kink meme, where each prompt goes in a separate comment, and stories are posted directly in response to the prompt.

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 what sort of trans you want them to be, 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, including genderqueer/non-binary people. 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.

One change from last year is that I will be adding prompts and fills to the transfic mini fest delicious for easier browsing. I'm still not fussed about the format of prompts, but I would ask that you please include full names of characters, because when adding the tags last year I had to spend way too much time googling names. -_-

Also, please don't repost prompts from last year. If people want, they can still fill those prompts by responding to the original comment on the post linked above. I will be posting a list of fills every day, so new fills won't get overlooked just because they're on the old post.

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 also 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. :)

Feel free to ask questions if anything is unclear. (By which I mean questions about the fest. This is not Trans 101. If your questions are along the lines of "what does mtf mean?" please ask Google instead.)

Now get prompting! :D (I've started leaving some prompts already, so just check the comments if you're unclear about formatting.)

ETA 4/26: 3W4DW has begun and the fest is now open to fills! Please, please continue to leave prompts throughout the fest. I know I will!

When you post a fill, please use FILL in the subject line (if your fic is untitled, then just FILL will do; if you have a title, then FILL: Your Title Here). The reason for this is that hopefully we will get so many prompts and fills that comments will collapse, making it difficult to find fills unless they're marked.

Other guidelines for fills:

Prompts may be filled more than once.

If your fic is longer than one comment (though on DW that's less likely to happen), please post the subsequent parts as replies to the first part rather than replies to the prompt. That makes it easier to link directly to the fic.

You may repost your fic to your journal or any DW comms immediately, but remember not to crosspost anywhere outside of DW until three weeks from the posting date. /ETA
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Hawaii Five-0, Kono

[personal profile] secondsilk 2011-04-24 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
MtF Kono.
She's never had a friend who didn't know before Danny.
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FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-04-29 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
When Kono gets to work on Monday morning – a little late after dropping Chin at the airport, because he's actually taking a vacation - Danny and Steve are both staring at the big screen.

"What are we looking at?" she asks, leaning a hip against the computer table. She gets the answer to her own question a moment later: she's looking at Grace dressed up as a fairy, complete with wings and a little wand, and she can't be more than four or five. "She was a cutie."

"She's still a cutie." Danny clicks over to the next picture, grinning the way he only does for Grace. "My mom sent me these, she was – going through some of Matty's things at the house." The pause is barely noticeable, but both Kono and Steve reach for him, and Danny shakes his head at them, smiling. "There's a great one somewhere of her dressed up like an egg, I plan to keep it for embarrassing her in front of future dates."

"When she's thirty, right? And you let her start dating," Steve says, grinning.

Danny shrugs. "Only in my parental fantasies, sadly." The next picture is of Grace dressed like a –

"What is she even supposed to be?" Kono asks, tilting her head like that will make it any clearer.

"That was the year Rachel decided to make Grace's costume for the school play, before she remembered that she's about as good at sewing as I am." He makes a face when Kono laughs. "She's supposed to be a witch, what, are there no pictures of you as a little girl in some God-awful costume?"

Kono opens her mouth to answer and freezes, suddenly unsure what to say. She glances over at Steve, sees him watching her cautiously. Danny looks between the two of them. "What? I just trigger some traumatic childhood memory or something?"

For a moment, Kono really wishes Chin was here; he'd know how to get them off this topic smoothly in a way that Steve probably doesn't.

"Speaking of God-awful costumes," Steve says, a little abruptly. "I bet there are pictures of you on this thing." He grabs for the controller, Danny trying to pull back from his grip just a little too slowly, Steve's hand closing on his wrist, and Kono takes back the wishing for Chin, because apparently Steve does know how to get them off the topic.

*

"Thank you," she says to him much later, after Danny's left to pick Grace up for his night with her.

Steve, actually sitting behind his desk for once, shrugs. "No problem. Don't get to rescue you very often."

"Don't get used to it," Kono says, grinning.

Steve smiles back for a moment, then sobers. "You know you can tell him. He won't care."

Kono remembers Steve, their first day working together after the Hesse thing, catching her alone in her office and saying, "We met before, right? When we were kids?" She'd expected him to ask questions, or say, "When you were a boy," but he didn't, just said, "I thought so," like he was pleased to have his own memory confirmed, when she nodded.

"I know," she says.

"He was, you know, he was good. When I – with me." Steve shrugs a little, looking vaguely amused at his own inability to put together a sentence like, "When I came out as bisexual to him."

"I know," she says again, because she's sure Danny would be fine – aside from his tendency towards dismissiveness with anything connected to Hawaiian life, he's a tolerant person. "It's just – I've never done this before."

"Told people?"

Kono sighs and throws herself onto Steve's couch. "I told my parents. Everyone else was there while I was transitioning, I never *had* to tell them. Everyone always knew."

"Huh," Steve says, unhelpfully. Then, "You don't have to tell him, if you don't want to."

"I know," Kono says, annoyed that she keeps saying that. There's a big part of her that thinks this isn't something she needs to tell people, not when she's female in every way that matters now. On the other hand, there's the part of her that thinks Danny is one of her closest friends, and she's not ashamed, this isn't something secret about her, not really. She kind of wants him to know.

When she looks at Steve, he's grinning like he knows just what she's thinking. "I know," he says.

*

Kono knows a lot of people like her don't keep pictures of them from before, when their bodies weren't right, but, until she hit puberty, she didn't actually look that much like a boy. She wore her hair long, ran around in jeans and t-shirts that covered up her body, or wetsuits when she was in the water. It's just her face, really.

She goes through all the photos Cousin Kamea scanned and emailed everyone a few years ago. It doesn't take long before she finds a couple of pictures of herself with her surfboard, wetsuit zipped to her neck, grinning with her arms around her friends, and one with a trophy in her hand. She dumps them on a memory stick, trying to ignore the way nerves churn her stomach. It's an unpleasant reminder of how it felt to sit down with her parents and explain who she was, what she wanted their permission to do.

She keeps the stick in her pocket until Chin's back from vacation with tacky souvenirs for all of them and the stressed out lines around his eyes all eased out. Then she plugs it into the computer table and says, "Hey, Danny? Want to see some pictures of me when I was Grace's age?"

"Depends. Do they come with embarrassing costumes?" Danny wanders out of his office, coffee mug in one hand, and Steve comes to lean in the doorway of his. Chin's already standing close to Kono – she hasn't talked to him about this, but he's not stupid, he'll know.

"I didn't go in for costumes," Kono says, wincing slightly at the unintended double meaning of it, the way in which it's sort of a lie and sort of the truth. She figures, get it over with, and pulls up the first photo.

There's a pause, then Danny shakes his head. "Should have known you were a surfer from the minute you could walk," he says. He looks at her, his expression softening and says, "Thanks for letting me see these," gentle the way he is when Steve talks about his family, or Chin about his days with HPD, before they threw him out.

"Welcome," she says, her own voice softened with relief: that he knows, now, that he gets what she's telling him, that Steve was right and he's not going to be weird or make a big deal of it. "You disappointed there's none of me as a princess?"

"Oh, no," Danny says. "I've been reliably informed there are photos to be found of your college party days."

"Traitor," she says to Chin, who shrugs, unrepentant, laughing, and it's good, it's so good, having this family, these people who know her and love her and belong with her.
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] perspi 2011-04-29 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that is wonderful. I love how both Kono and Steve talk around everything--it feels very them--and how Danny's so low-key and quick on the uptake.
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-04-29 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I love Kono and Steve being friends in fic :)
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] fyrefly101 2011-04-29 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I do not watch this programme, though I feel I have faint memories from being a child and watching the original, but whichever way, I still have no clue who the people are.

I still really enjoyed this - it's the feeling of them being that close with each other that just feels so right. Very nice :)
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-05-01 11:18 am (UTC)(link)
I've never seen the original, but I'm totally hooked on the new version - all four of the team are great characters and the show manages (thus far) to avoid doing any of the things that make me scream in irritation. They even had a respectful scene at a comic convention, and when does that ever happen in a crime show?!
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] calvinahobbes 2011-05-01 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I really liked this. You have Kono spot on, and I love her story and how Steve and Chin are just there for her and yes. And Danny's reaction is so kind and gentle. Teeeaaam!
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-05-07 10:57 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! I love Danny in the show - he's so sweet and careful with people (unless they're bad guys!)
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] thingswithwings 2011-05-02 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
I don't even know this fandom, but I thought this was beautiful! I love the feeling of family and support that's woven through it.
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-05-07 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! It's the first police fandom I've ever got really hooked on, I think -mainly for Kono, who's awesome
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] secondsilk 2011-05-17 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
This brilliant.
Some how it didn't occur to me for it to be about the way that people translate/avoid the past, but of course it can't be about much else. I love the dynamic between Steve and Kono, too, Steve kind of strained in his supportiveness.
I also really like the way Kono phrases her coming out to her parents, what she wanted their permission to do.
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Re: FILL: Childhood Memories (H5-0, Kono)

[personal profile] bluflamingo 2011-05-18 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!

I wrote this after I wrote my SG fill, and it's like the polar opposite - where for JOhn everything is hidden and a secret, Kono's almost embraced the whole thing about transitioning in front of everyone she knows, and I think that's why she phrases it as asking her parents permission to transition less than coming out to them or something more revelatory