As discussed on the shoutbox, I'd like to try a kind of regular prompt post and hopefully inspire people to create fanworks for Fatal Frame! Japanese fandom on Twitter has the regular sixty-minute drawing challenge for artists, so why shouldn't we do something similar? Maybe it'll work better than one-off events like the contest and the Christmas exchanges. There will be deadlines still, but this is is meant to be low-pressure, friendly and encouraging, so I hope everyone will feel welcome to join in!
Every Sunday, I'll post a new thread with a prompt related to Fatal Frame, and hopefully people will write or draw something for it during that period. There's no quality, completeness or length requirement, so don't feel like it has to be a polished masterpiece. The idea is just to get some regular activity going in the fandom. There aren't any rules about signing up or dropping out, either; anyone can take part, and if you skip a week, you can still join in with the next one.
Every ten weeks, there'll be an amnesty when you can post anything you created for past prompts but missed the deadline. All weekly prompts will concern the main five games, but during amnesty weeks there'll be bonus prompts for other Fatal Frame media - the Fatal Frame movie, Shadow Priestess, Spirit Camera, the novels, etc.
I'm also going to try and come up with some awards for forum members who participate. More on that to come, ideas welcome!
I want lots and lots of prompts to inspire people, and I'm not very good at coming up with them myself! So please, if there's something you'd like to see other people tackle - an interesting idea, a cool AU, a rare ship, an unappreciated character, or a quote you'd like to see explored more deeply - submit your prompts here and I'll add them to the list. (You can also PM me with them if you're shy, or send an ask to ffweeklyprompt on Tumblr!) Everyone will be credited for the prompts they submit, unless they ask not to be. Try to make prompts fairly open-ended to allow for creative interpretations! I've picked mostly general prompts with popular characters to get us started, but I'm hoping if this works we can have fun with more obscure things later.
Don't post fanworks in this thread! I'll put up a new topic for every prompt and link to it. You can also post fanworks on other sites, and post the links on the prompt topics.
Week 1. Rei - an experience pre-FF3 foreshadows her link to Reika Kuze
Week 2. Mio - Mayu's charm stirs up memories
Week 3. Kirie - "We also planned on having the beams of the Buddha Room lead to a hidden passage to the Koto Room, where Miku would meet Kirie's mother, who hid her from the people of the Himuro family."
Week 4. Misaki - dreaming of the island, and of someone important.
Week 5. Yuri, Miu or Ren - scrapped endings. Visit this page and write or draw something based on any of the unused ending ideas. An alternative ending for Miu is mentioned here, under Chapter 11.
Week 6. Kei - growing up near Minakami Village.
Week 7. Any - a sacrifice who didn't escape in canon succeeds in running away.
Week 8. Ruka & Madoka - "Things like scents and music made me remember the things I had forgotten. Like the time when Ruka let me listen to the song she made." (Source)
Week 9. Yae & Sae or Itsuki & Mutsuki - forgiveness after death
Week 10 - Amnesty! Bonus prompts:
- Zero Movie - Aya and Michi - at the end of the movie, Michi promised to come back and take Aya's photo, and Aya promised to wait until then. Do they keep their promise?
- Spirit Camera - Maya and Woman in Black - "There was a time when I was like this doll -- when all I could do was stare at you. You would always play that song for me." (Source)
If you have any suggestions, feedback or questions, please post them here! I'll also be posting about this on Facebook and Tumblr tomorrow.