Plot Bunny Farm
You wanna buy a bunny? Or maybe take one for free?
My 'rithmatic is gettin' bad.
This is a plotbunny exchange community. That means it's for swapping story ideas, usually for fanfic, often for slash. It may include content with mature themes, weird content, gross content, creepy content, funny content, content that triggers personal issues, disrespectful content, inane content, and/or serious, thoughtful content. If you find any of those overly disturbing, you're not required to read.
The purpose of plotbunnies is to cause stories. Not, "to become the full version of which the plotbunny is a synopsis." Rather, to inspire new fic, regardless of how closely that fic resembles the plotbunny.
Stories are fun. Story ideas ("plotbunnies") are fun. Story ideas are more fun when they're shared, and even more fun when they get turned into stories. Plotbunnies are like butterflies; they're more beautiful flying around in the world than pinned under glass. No, plotbunnies are like caterpillars; often pretty in their own right, but you can't tell from looking at them what they'll grow into. But most of them will be eaten by predators or drowned before they grow up. If you want your
This is a plotbunny garden. We provide carrots and lettuce. You provide bunnies. Adoptions are optional, and may include mad scientist adoptions that staple your bunny to six monkeys and a pony to create a monstrosity. You have been warned. If you're possessive of your story ideas, this is not a good place to post them.
If a plotbunny causes a story, then the community is a success. Doesn't matter if the story resembles the plotbunny at all.
1) Creative Commons
All plotbunnies must be posted under a creative commons (link) license allowing derivative works. ALL POSTS AND COMMENTS WILL BE ASSUMED TO ALLOW DERIVATIVE WORKS unless specifically stated otherwise; this avoids confusion about "was that a plotbunny or not? Is comment porn a plotbunny?" If you aren't willing to have your plot idea used by strangers, possibly in ways you didn't think of or don't like, don't post it here.
2) Preferred License
The preference is Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike (by-nc-sa), but you may use any form of Creative Commons license that allows derivative works. (Or you can throw your posts into the public domain.)
3) Indicate private material
If you feel you must post or comment without being willing to allow derivative works, please include the phrase, "NO DERIVATIVES" in an obvious location in your post or comment. Please don't include it in the title of a reply, as followup replies may forget to remove it. It must be included in the body of the post/comment.
1) Any fandom, any genre, any pairing.
Post plot ideas from anything. ANYTHING. Books, TV shows, movies, comics, bands, sports teams, political figures, history, mathematics, inanimate objects, crossovers, crackfic, metafandom. Suggest any style: script, 2nd person, songfic, filk, poetry, fanvid, RPG, artwork, news article, whatever.
2) Sharing is mandatory.
Keep in mind that, under the derivatives license, anyone can take it and twist it in any direction they like. If you post your Dr. Who scarf bondage story idea, and someone decides to use your plot idea for a Draco/Harry ficlet, that's okay. If your ex grabs your plotbunny and writes a vicious satire of your time together, that's okay too. (Well, maybe not okay, but between you and the ex; not against the rules here.)
3) Not a WIP community
This is not the place to post a 600-word start to a WIP… unless you've abandoned it and are willing to have your idea twisted into directions you never imagined. This is a creative spark community, not a "finish my story" community. There is no expectation that any plotbunnies posted will be "adopted"… instead, the hope is that they will inspire stories--any stories at all.
List the following details when posting plotbunnies:
Keywords (if any)
Other notes (if any) (could include source of inspiration, suggested rating, kinks, warnings, possible communities to post a finished story. Includes bunnies for current challenge/fic exchanges.)
Detailed plotbunnies are preferred to short phrases. "Snape is a vampire" is not a plotbunny. Neither is "Captain Jack gets married." (Not even "Captain Jack gets married to Snape.") Give the authors something substantial to work with, not just a few keywords.
We're not too obsessed with protocol. Being a jerk may get you banned. Failing to provide an adequate description won't.
|Interests:||20: creative commons, crossovers, fan fiction, fandom, fanfic, fanfiction, fic challenges, fic exchanges, free speech, gen, genfic, plotbunnies, plots, slash, slashfic, squickfic, story ideas, story starters, writing, writing tips|
|Members:||8: amor_remanet, elfwreck, fakia, firefly124, ketchupblood, rubyfruit_pixie, shiegra, tigresslilly|
|Watched by:||13: amor_remanet, eldri, elfwreck, fakia, firefly124, gwionfawyr, ketchupblood, lizw, ponderosa121, rubyfruit_pixie, shiegra, terrible_tues, tigresslilly|
|Account type:||Free Patient|