Reblog if you’re a fanfic writer and you wanna know what your followers’ favorite story of yours is ❤

And if you have a question about that story/series, want to know something I headcanoned about that story but didn’t get to, OR just want to give me a timestamp then I’ll try to write a ficlet or, at the very least, a brainstorm about it.

“Title/Description of Favorite Story/Series + Question/Unwritten Headcanon/Timestamp” -> Ask Box

examples:

“Shikaara royalty!AU + ten years after Temari’s coronation”

“Iron Will + Jet’s opinion of Tetsuki?”

“Remember to Sleep + Unwritten Headcanon”

(It doesn’t have to be fanfiction, specifically, but I know my original fic is not as popular)

50 A Softer World Prompts

sleepy-skittles:

Send an ask with a number + a ship.

  1. Our love is a forest fire and we are the little things that live in the trees. (Today is the most exciting day of our lives.)
  2. At my worst, I worry you’ll realize you deserve better.  At my best, I worry you won’t. (I’ve never been better.)
  3. If loud, weird public sex is wrong, then being wrong is wicked hot. (right and wrong are just guidelines to hotter sex)
  4. i don’t know what the fuck true love even is but i do want to hang out with you for basically the rest of my life. (let’s hang out – TO THE DEATH)
  5. my five year plan is to maybe go out for ice cream this afternoon? (Live every day like the ice cream store is closing.)
  6. I have loved since you.  But when the new paint gets scratched, there you are underneath. (My heart is layers of scar.)
  7. I know your weakness.  It’s kisses.  You are doomed. (Don’t worry.  We’re all doomed eventually.)
  8. Ah, unrequited love.  When your best isn’t enough. (Participation medals of the heart.)
  9. CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP NOT SURE HOW TO STOP (WHY STOP)
  10. When you touch me, my mind is gone.  The only words I know are lost inside your body. (right in there.)
  11. hey, i’m liking your photos at 2am because i want to make out.  i’m texting you at noon because i want to make out.  i woke up today because i (we don’t need words)
  12. It’s a full moon.  I bought some rope and handcuffs to bring to bed tonight. (beware the moon.)
  13. You aren’t really a good person, but god damn, you make bad look awesome. (no one could steer me right, but mama tried.)
  14. I think I’ve got fireflies where my caution should be. (Instead of slowing down, I just shine brighter.)
  15. No no, we aren’t breaking up!  You didn’t let me finish.  I’m gay for YOU. (And I’m queer for math!)
  16. Roses are red, Violets are blue, You can do whatever you want to me. (please do.)
  17. I do not believe in love at first sight.  But god damn. (Look at you.)
  18. I don’t know how to make things right.  So I’ll just keep pretending that nothing’s wrong. (you know that I’m no good)
  19. When I look at you all I can see are the mistakes we’re going to make. (The future’s so bright.)
  20. If something seems too good to be true, quick!  put it in your mouth! (before anything can go wrong!)
  21. To thine own self be wicked sexy. (And then send pics.)
  22. Today’s a perfect day for naked cuddling.  I don’t even care what day it is.  Every day is perfect. (I’m gonna spend it with you.)
  23. We talk in the dark as we fall asleep, and we are objects in the night sky outside of time. (it is the exact opposite of alone.)
  24. I joined Plenty of Fish to find out who stole my bike.  A fun first date would be going to your house to see if you have my bike. (What a lovely home.  Do you have a shed?)
  25. This town isn’t big enough for the both of us.  Let’s run away together! (Let’s join a street gang!  Is NASA recruiting?)
  26. I love you the way a knife loves a heart the way a bomb loves a crowd the way your mother warned you about, essentially. (the way a human loves another human)
  27. Our love is like.  Our love is only like. (I like you.  I don’t LIKE like you.)
  28. I miss doing nothing with you. (I miss not having to pretend to like your family.)
  29. I hate it when you leave but I love to look at your butt while you walk away. (it gives me sexual arousal.)
  30. In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house and in that dark, dark house I think we should get drunk and fool around. (I want dirt under my fingernails.)
  31. I love the way your face lights up when someone says, “It might be dangerous.” (I am glad we are friends.)
  32. I think you are beautiful and I would like to kiss you.  I can think up some clever lines, if you’d prefer.  But I wanted to say that, first. (None of those lines seemed to be about you or me.)
  33. I cannot help but notice we are sitting-in-a-tree.  So, you know, maybe we could think of something to do… verb-wise. (I want us to gerund, essentially.)
  34. When you’re around I don’t know how to hide my feelings.  I count in binary, in my head.  zero one one zero one one and you count clouds. (while you count clouds)
  35. I hate trying to put my desire into words when my body knows exactly what to say.  Come home. (You can’t start a fire without a spark.)
  36. I love you but I don’t love you enough to give up falling in love. (anyway, happy anniversary!)
  37. on the paper, she had written “you” and she told me “that’s a list of the people who are standing too close.” (I ain’t your pal.)
  38. You are the love of my life so far. (Tomorrow’s just a day away.)
  39. There should be a word for a threat that is also a promise.  Because that is what I want you to hold me down and do. (I love you)
  40. I laugh along but inside I know that it’s true: Being in love is totally punk rock. (quiet kisses are so hardcore)
  41. I don’t believe each person has just one true love, but sometimes we don’t have enough time to find another. (That’s the way it crumbles.  Cookie-wise.)
  42. I would love you more if you were someone who could love me. (buy your love by playing make believe.)
  43. Fun things to yell during sex: Anything. (he is risen.)
  44. I am writing a book of love poetry for you.  For example: “The only reason you could possibly need your music that loud is if you were planning to listen from my apartment.  You downstairs motherfuckers.” (Every day I hope to see a moving truck pull in.  Or an ambulance.)
  45. when I picture you with your new lover I get angry, and then sad, then kinda horny. (I miss you)
  46. We are terrible for each other, and, yes, we are a disaster.  But tell me your heart doesn’t race for a hurricane or a burning building.  I’d rather die terrified than live forever. (mistakes aren’t always regrets)
  47. If they invented a way to actually have sex over the internet you and I could use that glorious technology for internet hugs. (You know, when I wasn’t using it for sex.)
  48. Life would be way easier if I were easier. (Fact.)
  49. I want to rob lumber mills and hospitals with you and just bewilder the hell out of people the way love should. (We will make everything wrong in the right way.)
  50. I will always love you, or anyway I will always have loved you now. (And you will always be someone who was beautiful, once.)

Yeah… I guess let’s do this one?

Hit up my ask box

“Number + Character/Ship + (optional) AU”

[If anyone wants to do a softer world prompt that isn’t on the list, you can just send the page id number for the original comic instead.]

Shikako in Natsume? :D

Title please?

This isn’t because of this prompt, but it’s as good a time as any to announce that I’ll probably be wrapping up this particular Ask Box Event soon. So send in your last Fake Fic Title prompt and I’ll finish up with the ones that are in my inbox by the end of the day. (edit: not that I’ll respond to all of them by the end of the day, but that if it’s in my inbox by the end of the day then I’ll respond to it…)

Anon, if you’d like to resend this Shikako in Natsume (Yuujinchou?) prompt with a title then I’d be happy to fill it 🙂

Hey Jack, I binge read your DoS fanfics and I find them great. Could you continue Down Every Road? and Tsunade coming to heal Hokage Shikako one? Thanks!

Hi anon, I’m happy that you enjoy my writing, so thanks!

My main priority for my DoS recursive fic is to finish off Quest for the Queen (aka, Naruto’s POV of Tsunade coming to heal Hokage Shikako) since that one I have fully outlined and it only has two more installments.

As for Down Every Road, I have a few–very vague–ideas about future installments, but I think having Shikako x Sasuke prompts would make it easier so I could hone in on something concrete. And they don’t even really need to be very specific prompts either? Actually, I’d prefer it if they weren’t too restrictive. Maybe something like “Shikako x Sasuke, Daimyo’s Court” or “Shikasuke, ships passing in the night” or… something.

Again, I’m glad you like my fic, anon. 🙂

I’ve always wanted someone to do a snippet with the deer summons, especially if they’re causing mischief haha. Like, a lil’ baby deer appears, and she has shapeshifting/powerful genjutsu powers or something similar, and poses as Shikako for a day. Cue Shikako!Fawn jumping around places, disrupting and getting into trouble, and just chuckling at ninjas trying to catch her. (Maybe Shikako’s on the other side of town looking for this lil fawn? Also, confused Shika. All the cute sibling feels pls).

Ooh! This is an absolutely adorable idea, anon! I’m not sure how I’d do this, but it’s a wonderful prompt. Though I’ll probably wait until after we see a little more interaction between Shikako and the deer summons since so far all we’ve seen is Heijomaru. Like, I don’t know how much of it is his personality versus his (lack of) affection for Shikako–maybe he’s comparing her to Sembei-obaasan and finds her wanting, or maybe he’s just really reserved. And so I don’t really know how other deer summons feel about her. Though hopefully we’ll get to see that soon…

Shikako/Gaara actual arranged marriage?

Aw, anon, you didn’t like Dreaming of S(peculation)? 😀

Well, I suppose I can give this prompt a go–although, so as not to overlap too much with previous ficlets I’ve done, may brain may take this in a completely contrary direction than what you might be hoping for…

(You have been warned 😛 )

Down Every Road: Or, Some Ways Shikako and Sasuke Get Together, 1/? (2016-04-09)

(one: arranged marriage)

Shikaku’s daughter is a quiet creature. Content, but silent; solitary. She would rather read books or watch the grazing deer or follow in his and Yoshino’s footsteps than go outside and play with the other children.

It’s nothing to be worried about: Shikamaru is much the same, switching shogi for books and deer for clouds, though he, at least, has Chouji. Shikaku had been self-contained as a child, too, it is the way of most Nara children, he thinks, though he remembers, hazily, how Ikoma had been a little more active.

Eventually Shikako will come out of her shell–or perhaps she won’t, there is no rushing these things, pressure will only make the matter worse–Shikaku is prepared to be patient with his daughter.

Patience is not the problem.

“You want… what?” Shikaku asks, blindsided for the first time in three years–the last time had been when the ambassador from Cloud double crossed them and tried to kidnap the Hyuuga heiress–and by his own daughter no less.

His tiny, quiet daughter, who looks up at him, head tilted slightly, as if he’s the one acting oddly. “An engagement,” she says, with an odd twist to her mouth, as if the very word is bitter on her tongue, “to Sasuke Uchiha.”

He looks at Yoshino who also has an expression of bewilderment on her face.

“Shikako, sweetheart,” she says, stalling for time, trying to parse her thoughts, doing a better job than he is at the moment. “Just because you have a crush on this boy, it doesn’t mean you need to marry him. You can,” she pauses, glances at Shikaku, finding some sort of comfort from him, “Start small, honey, try being his friend first.”

It’s sound advice, truly; it probably would have ended the conversation if this were in fact a discussion about a girl with a crush on a boy.

It is not.

“I don’t have a crush on him,” Shikako says, entirely honest, no hint of embarrassed denial in her tone, “I don’t want this for me, I want this for…”

She drifts off. Neither he or Yoshino want to interrupt, and so they stay silent as she thinks. Searching for the right words.

“It’s the smart thing to do.”

[She is only a child, an untrained child, but what is the point of having this knowledge if not to save lives? She cannot stop this as a shinobi, not with her chakra hypersensitivity and her less than a year’s worth of training, not against S-class ninja who would sooner kill her than look at her.

But in this world she is not only a child. She is a Nara. The clan head’s only daughter, and that means something.

The Uchiha were isolated, seething and resentful, planning for a coup against a village that had already betrayed them. But what if she could change that? What if somehow, she could bring them back into the fold? The Uchiha were one of the founding clans of Konoha, and they just have to be reminded of this fact.

She is a Nara, and with her comes her clan. And where her clan goes, the Akimichi and the Yamanaka follow. And four clans is enough, has to be enough. Danzo cannot kill them all, not when the Akimichi are so deeply entrenched in the civilian sectors. Not when the Yamanaka pervade every branch of the shinobi forces. Not when her father is the Jounin Commander, as his father was before him, as, likely, his son will be after him.

She can do this. This isn’t something that requires chakra and jutsu and strength she doesn’t yet have and might never get. And, anyway, marriage is such a small thing to sacrifice to save so many lives and to prevent so much grief and hardship. It may not have to be a sacrifice at all. Sasuke, as she knows him from the past, was a product of his tragedy, twisted and angry and bitter but still with some moments of kindness and courage. Sasuke as she knows him now is just a little boy, but there is still kindness in him, and maybe some courage. More smiles, that’s for sure.

She will marry him and maybe they’ll become friends, maybe they’ll grow to love one another, maybe they’ll be happy together. But even if they don’t, even if they are cold to each other, civil colleagues forced to live together, then she’d still do it.

It’s the smart thing to do.]

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A/N: Well… that was a quicker turn around time than I thought it would be. Also… I was supposed to go to sleep three hours ago but… oh well.

This is for you, anon, who wanted some Shikako/Sasuke. But that’s not all! As you can tell from the title I will be doing more installments of this in the future. Probably not as quickly–but it will definitely happen! Though, I’d definitely appreciate some Shikasuke-specific prompts to help with future installments

Title (or at least, the main title, not the subtitle) is from the song “The Only Dream” by Tyrone & Elina because it’s one of the few love songs in my favorites playlist and also it kind of works really well for the Shikasuke ship. Not this particular ficlet, but the general vibe I get of the ship from DoS.