Good Cookie, definition: 1. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; 2. Generation Kill fanworks created for YAGKYAS. Can include short (under 1000 words) ficlets, drabbles, drawables, mixtapes, fanart, whatever!
This round of Good Cookies is dedicated to the creation of fanworks that explore the theme, “Marine Corps Birthday:” how the Marines’ (and Reporter!) celebrate the big day. How do they feel about the shindig? Who do they bring along? How long does it take them to strap into their full dress blues? How do they respond to their non-straight brothers and sisters bringing their dates? Who loses their hat in a drunken poker game at a bar three blocks over from the big bash?
Make a prompt, pick a prompt, make a fanwork, and post it in the comments! Prompts can be used multiple times, and by anyone--whether you're planning to participate in yagkyas
or not. We'll collect the prompts and responses as we go along.
And not only are we celebrating the big birthday, we’re celebrating YAGKYAS as well, so feel free to get your squee on in the comments.
To prompt a ficlet/drabble/drawble/fanart, give a character, pairing, and a short phrase or quote:
Colbert/Fick: Prep for the Big Night
Colbert/Person: “Happy Birthday to You/You Live in a Zoo”
Patterson, “So, we’re getting tanked after this, right?”
Reyes, trying to hug every new partner/spouse he gets introduced to
To request icons/fanart/something else, put:
ICON: Ray in his dress blues
FANMIX: Birthday Blowout Mix
FANMIX: “It’s another year older and another year gone”
To fill a prompt, please reply to that prompt with the word FILL (just like that, in bold caps), in either the subject line or as the VERY FIRST WORD of the comment.
Go forth and get some cookies!
And don’t forget about the other threads. All prompt fills are welcome! Good Cookies: Then and Now (2012)Good Cookies 2011Good Cookies 2010Good Cookies 2009
And collected prompts and fills behind the cut! We'll keep adding to these as new comments come in. Thanks everyone for contributing!Round 1: Then and Now:
Reporter, Any: Interviewing the guys again for a follow-up article. (Gen ok, but pairings ok too; humor encouraged!)
Nate/Brad/Ray: "Shh, spoilers."
Ray; Reflecting on what he actually learned from OIF that applies to real life
Walt & Ray (or Walt/Ray); Ray finds him in a bar, alone. It's been nearly ten years.HereRound 2: Happy Birthday, Devil Dogs:
Colbert and Fick prep for the big night (aka please oh please put them both in dress blues). But they've been uber stealth, and no one actually knew they were more than just "Colbert and Fick". Part One Part Two Part Three
Trombley, He surprises everyone when he shows up with a cake Here
Doc or DocxAny, drinking game
BradxNate, they hate being late, but some things can't be avoided. Here
Rudy/Pappy, going to their first MC Ball together! Part One Part Two
Ray/Walt, celebrating the birthday while Walt's still abroad.
Ray/Nate, how they celebrate after they're both out of the Marines. Here
Brad/Nate; Surprise parties don't always go as planned. Part One Part Two
I'd really love some good old school Brad/Nate in-theater UST. Revisit the classics, so to speak. Here
Any character(s), although I feel Ray should definitely be involved; "Ummmm... sitting here and Marines in the area celebrating their "birthday". I have witnessed one police car hailed down like a taxi and couple guys hop into it ...like a cab. AND our ever notorious state troopers also hailed down .... Yes, like a cab and yes, he stopped to let them in." Here
I really want Cinderella incorporated into the birthday festivities. Could be two of the guys being able to go to the ball together, an actual Cinderella AU, or Hasser and Person's unofficial Cinderella-themed party, whatever strikes your fancy. Just include some of the elements of Cinderella, please! Here