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Welcome to the first ever round of [community profile] historyfest, a prompt fest for historical rpf!

Rules, Information and Timeline

  • Prompting opens March 1.
  • Prompting closes March 15.
  • Filling closes April 30.
  • You may fill as soon as a prompt is posted, but an organised list of prompts will be posted after prompting ends.
  • All countries and historical periods are welcome. (For the purposes of this fest, history will be defined as pre-1950.)
  • Gen, het, slash, femslash and poly are all encouraged, as are all genres and ratings.
  • You may post anonymously if you wish. This includes both prompts and fills.
  • There is no minimum level of historical significance to be included in this fest. People can be politicians, generals, writers, artists, actors, jesters, monarchs, philosophers, scientists, spouses, parents, siblings, children, or merely someone who once did something odd that happened to be written about.
  • Don't be an asshole.


  • One prompt per comment, but you may leave as many comments as you like.
  • You may prompt 'crossovers' between people who never met or weren't alive at the same time.
  • To allow for easy categorisation, please title the thread in the following format: Country, Century
  • If the people involved belong to more than one country or century, please list both, e.g. Ancient Egypt/Ancient Rome, 1st Century BCE; China, 2nd-3rd Century; Britain, 1st Century/16th Century


  • Fills may consist of fic, art, mixes, or whatever you feel inspired to make.
  • There is no minimum or maximum length or size.
  • When posting, leave your fill as a reply to the original prompt. Make sure to change the thread title to "Fill: Title of Work, Medium, Country, Century, People/Ship, Rating" so people know you've posted something.
  • For fic, you may paste your work into the comment itself, or leave a link to where it's hosted elsewhere.
  • For art or other multimedia works, please provide a link to where it is hosted rather than embedding it.
  • You may fill your own prompts.
  • Multiple fills for the same prompt are allowed.
  • Please provide suitable warnings.
  • There is an AO3 collection here if you'd like to use it.
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From: (Anonymous)
So we all know the Night Watch, right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Watch
Painted in the 17th century by Rembrandt, and its of a shooting company looking very srs bsns about its duties.

But have you ever seen the Meagre Company? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meagre_Company
A group portrait by Frans Hals, also 17th century, of the Meagre Company, a company similar to the Night Watch, but gathering by the group portrait about 100% more fabulous.

So what about a pose-off? The leaders of the companies snarking at each other that they're better? Hals and Van Rijn headdesking secretly? Give me ridiculous 17th century competitiveness PLEASE.

England, 16th-17th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 12:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
William Shakespeare/Henry Wriothesley, Shakespeare fussing over Southampton's incredible hair - staring at it, writing poetry about it, running his fingers through it, tugging on it... anything!

Russia, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 12:48 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Alexander II, AU - he survived the final assassination attempt

Germany, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 12:54 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ludwig II/Richard Wagner, Ludwig is a wereswan

Ancient Egypt/Ancient Rome, 1st Century BC

Date: 2015-03-15 12:57 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Mark Antony/Cleopatra VII, And baby even on our worst nights, I'm into you

Ancient Egypt, 14th Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-15 01:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ankhesenpaaten (Ankhesenamun); They can force her to change her name and restore the old religion, but she'll always be a daughter of Aten.

China, 2nd-3rd Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:02 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Gan Ning/Ling Tong, both of them are determined to prove their superior skill with the sword

England, 14th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Katherine Swynford/John of Gaunt, even the law must recognise our love

England, 15th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Richard III/Anne Neville, I did not dare to hope - yet here we are

USA, 20th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:23 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thomas Lynn Bradford - messages from the after life. Bonus points for humor and frustrated hauntings.

Hungary, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:32 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Franz Liszt, modern AU - dealing with paparazzi and tinhats and everything that comes with being a rockstar

China, 2nd-3rd Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:38 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Liu Bei/Guan Yu/Zhang Fei, it's easier to coordinate a war than a threesome

Britain, 20th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 01:49 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Siegfried Sassoon/Wilfred Owen, we should take the chance while we can

Date: 2015-03-15 01:59 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Rupert Brooke and Virginia Woolf skinny-dipping by moonlight. Can be based on the actual 1911 event or modern au.

Britain, 20th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 02:09 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Forgot to add a subject to this post, sorry!

America, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 06:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Based on this article: http://the-toast.net/2013/09/17/oscar-wilde-and-walt-whitman-did-it/

Doesn't need to be explicit, but I dearly do want the story of this meeting.
From: (Anonymous)
Hannibal Barca +/ Scipio Africanus, chosen by the gods

Ancient Rome, 1rst Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-15 11:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Julius Caesar, The tragic flaw of charming men is exactly as it seems

Re: Ancient Rome, 1rst Century BCE

Date: 2015-04-30 09:55 pm (UTC)
dhampyresa: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
If at first you don't succeed... (Try. Try again.) on archiveofourown. 3 919 words.

Sorry there isn't much Caesar in it. Have some Mark Antony and time travel instead?

Ancient Rome/Carthage, 3rd/2nd Century BCE

Date: 2015-03-15 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hannibal BArca/Scipio Africanus, don't let your enemies become friends

Jerusalem, 12th Century CE

Date: 2015-03-15 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
AU in which Baldwin IV doesn't die from leprosy. Slashiness with Saladin not necessary, but welcomed.

France, 15th Century CE

Date: 2015-03-15 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Joan of Arc, striking up a friendship with the Dauphin

France, 18th Century CE

Date: 2015-03-15 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Robespierre/Saint-Just, republic of virtue.

Caribbean, 18th century CE

Date: 2015-03-15 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Mary Read/Anne Bonny

Britain, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti/Lizzie Siddal, sacrifice and inspiration

Britain, 19th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 09:18 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Lizzie Siddal, the demands and dangers of being an artist's model

France, 14th-15th Century

Date: 2015-03-15 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Charles VI, an alterate universe where he really was made of glass
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