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Insanity Round
Writing (tersa)
tersa wrote in me_challenge
Welcome to the Insanity Round!

In case you're new to the comm, this is just a day of the week where we give you ten prompts, and you pick one to write a drabble on and post it in the comments! (Artwork is welcome too!)

If you'd like to track the activity on today's post, just click on the "track this" link at the bottom.

So read the prompts, write a story, submit a prompt! But most of all, have fun!

[Guidelines]1) Aim for about 100 words. Longer or shorter is okay, just try to keep it in one comment. (note: this is more to give you a guideline than anything. Your drabble can be as long as you want--but we're not looking for a multi-chapter fic here!)

2) Post your drabble as a reply to the comment the prompt is from.

3) Put the prompt you used as the subject. If you just want to comment on something, leave the subject line blank. This will make it easier to navigate once the threads start collapsing.

4) If posting an entry with NSFW content, please warn in subject line and the first line of the fic.

5) After writing your drabble, write down three or more prompts of your own at the end of each reply.

6) Prompts should generally be short, no more than a sentence. Prompts may include characters and/or pairings. In that case, try to also include some word prompt (i.e. Kasumi/Thane, sporks), unless you feel your configuration of characters is exotic enough to be inspiring on its own.

7) The same prompts may be filled multiple times. By the same person, even, if inspiration strikes. No need to hold back!

SPOILER WARNING: As the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut dropped recently, PLEASE make sure to mark anything drawing on the EC with an ME3 EC SPOILER (<B>ME3 EC SPOILER</B>) warning at the top of the entry (since Subject lines are not reliable in LJ any longer).

The core ME3 game has been out long enough (five months) that spoiler warnings for it are no longer required.

1. That's not how you use that
2. Let me show you
3. Fire
4. Campout
5. To explore new worlds
6. Boldly going where no one has gone before
7. Dammit, I'm a ____, not a doctor
8. Look at the size of that thing
9. I can imagine quite a bit
10. I'm away for a little while, and everyone gets delusions of grandeur

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Re: That's not how you use that (NSFW language)

Whoa, this is creepy! Just goes to show you how difficult it is for a person to go from all-out battle mode to "peacetime". I like that you show how the transition and everything she's been through up until this point have affected her!

I liked that you showed Shepard having trouble adjusting to peace. Nice job =).

I'm a ____, not a doctor!

(Super secret headcanon: Joker is basically Tom Paris, except a different kind of asshole. And without the prison time. And - okay, he's very specific parts of Tom Paris, but one of those parts is "passable field medic".)


"Dammit, Jane," Joker mutters, "I'm a pilot, not a doctor -" and though he pauses to give her the opportunity, she doesn't laugh.

"You're doing a pretty decent job, from where I'm standing," she says instead, completely serious, as she flexes her arm and examines the nasty scrape he just finished covering with medi-gel. She claimed it wasn't worth waking Karin for. He's not about to question her, but he knows her well enough to guess the real reason she came to him instead; it's not worth the guilt she'd feel over waking Karin.

So she takes advantage of the fact that her pilot just so happens to know a thing or two about first-aid, to make up for what he doesn't know about proper sleeping habits. That he can forgive her for.

"You seriously don't get the reference?" he asks, incredulous. "You haven't even seen the movies? The remakes? The other, really shitty remakes?" He shakes his head at her blank expression and spins his chair back around. "They're classics! Inaccurate in every way imaginable, sure, but that's just part of the charm."

"I never had much time for the classics. Too busy surviving the present." She leans on the back of his chair. He can hear her smile. "Maybe you should fix that."

"It's a date."


- Fighting is kind of like making love.
- It's not what you say, it's how loudly you say it.
- Size, and why it may or may not matter.

Edited at 2012-08-08 04:30 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm a ____, not a doctor!

HAHA, LOVE this!

We are just watching Voyager all the way through again so the Paris/Joker idea is especially relevant for me right now. I like that Shepard doesn't get the reference, and I'm glad Joker will help clue her in! ;)

AGH, LOVE all the Star Trek and Star Wars prompts!!! How long do we have to post drabbles, anyway? I've never been quite clear on that. But if we can have till next week, I want to write on like seven of these! LOL....

There's no time limit! You can post them whenever you want! :)

I keep trying to encourage people to use the [Track This] option on the post to be notified of new comments/drabbles. If people do that, it doesn't require checking back, they'll get messaged (in whatever way they choose to) when something new is posted. :)

Excellent! In that case, I'm sure I can whip something up, hehe.

Yes, the [Track This] feature is extremely useful... I just always forget to use it! :S I will have to write myself a reminder or something!

That's not how you use that/Let me show you/Boldly going where no one has gone before/Dammit, I'm a ____, not a doctor/Look at the size of that thing

“Alenko, do... something.” The sound that came from Shepard wasn't quite a whimper.

“Commander, trust me, I'm trying. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a field medic, not a doctor.”

“Holy crap.” If Ashley were sitting down rather than kneeling at Kaidan’s side, she would have crossed her legs. Shepard stopped pacing and turned an ashen shade of gray.

Finally, in a mess of blood and tissue, the ordeal was over.

“Here.” Kaidan handed the squalling newborn to Ashley, then searched his kit for a tie. “Shepard, could you hand me that blanket?”

“I think I’d rather stay over here.”


Words to Live By
A Bigger Boot
I Can't Think of Another One

Edited at 2012-08-08 10:33 pm (UTC)

Ha! I liked this =). Shepard being scared of babies was a nice touch.

I can imagine quite a bit

I wrote this just after eating dinner. Go figure. lol


"Are you sure about this?" Kaidan eyed the grungy sign over the little cafe with trepidation. Shore leave with Shepard - the only thing he'd wanted since discovering his feelings for her - was turning out as much fun as he'd hoped. Even with the limited schedule - the Council was eager to keep the "Savior of the Citadel" busy for the cameras - they had time for a full five days to themselves. It was Shepard's turn to pick dinner tonight and she'd led him straight to this little dive without hesitation.

"Positive," Shepard replied, inhaling deep the sweet and spicy aromas drifting out from the cafe. "I've been dreaming about this place since Eden Prime. Don't worry; it may be tiny but their kitchen puts out more food than you can imagine"

Kaidan's stomach grumbled. "I don't know; I can imagine quite a bit."

Shepard grinned. "You'll get it and then some."

Kaidan raised his eyebrows. "They're prepared for two hungry biotics?"

"You'll see." She said and tugged him in.

Two hours and six courses later, Kaidan leaned away from the table with a groan of satisfaction. Shepard likewise rubbed her stomach, a smile crossing her lips. "Told you so. Ready for another round, or do you want dessert?"

Kaidan leaned over, capturing her lips with his, tasting the sweet and sour sauce from the last dish she'd eaten.

"Mmm. Dessert then?" Shepard said, smiling against his mouth, letting her fingers trail through his hair.

"Definitely," he said in a low voice, but winced as they exited the booth and stood. He blew out a breath as his full stomach protested against the movement. "Maybe we should wait forty-five minutes."

1) Bazinga!

2) Photo shoot

3) An elcor walks into a bar...

Re: I can imagine quite a bit

lol sex on a full stomach...not so pleasant. Very cute, though!

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