|Plot Bunnies, Opinions Appreciated :)
||[May. 11th, 2011|02:30 am]
So, I'm thinking of signing up for het_bigbang since I don't have many fandom commitments in the summer as it is. I'm still deciding on which plot idea I want to use. I've had all these plotbunnies running around in my head for a while but I never have the time or motivation to get them done. Anyways, right now I'm choosing between two War and Peace ideas and two Harry Potter ideas. Opinions from the flist, and anyone else who comes across this, are, off course, appreciated :)
WAR AND PEACE
1. Pairing: Dolokhov/Helene (with wanderings into Dolokhov/Sonya and Anatole/Natasha)
They meet at a ball in their late teens and from then on their lives will be defined by their love and the impossibility of being together. Canon-tight. Canon from the Kuragin-Dolokhov perspective with the D/H paring at the center of things. The D/H meeting and pre-book romance, the Dolokhov-Pierre duel and circumstance surrounding it, the elopement attempted of A/N and Helene's eventual pregnancy and the birth of Dolokhov's son are of special interest. (Forbidden romance! Adultery! Jealousy! Duels! War! Angst!)
2. Pairing: Anatole Dolokhov/Maria Bezukhov
Next!Gen fic. Maria has just recently come out into society. Her mother is dead set on marrying her off to Nicholas Bolkonski and she doesn’t really have an opinion on it either way. That is of course, before Theodore Dolokhov and his son Anatole come to Petersburg… Anatole has been sheltered and loved all his life, he’s very close to his father who adored him. Now, having come to Petersburg for his education, he is caught up in a whole new whirlwind of life, not at the least of it is the beautiful Maria. …Of course the problem is that their families are ABSOLUTELY AGAINST THIS! This rejection is of course based on the past of all three parents Anatole is Dolokhov and Helene's son, lets not forget that, and looks every bit the Kuragin, meaning an unerving resemblance to his late uncle Anatole whose name he bares. Dolokhov has quite the axe to grind with the Bezukhovs as well for various reasons. Things get even worse when Nicholas and Anatole bring things to a duel and the elder Dolokhov makes arrangements with Hippolyte Kuragin to marry Anatole to his daughter, Annette. (forbidden romance! Angst! Duels! Love triangles and jealousy! Family rivalries! Secrets! Haunting pasts!)
Which one do you think I should write?
1. Pairing: OC het paring, lots of supporting canon characters/shipps
The first war is in full swing. Anatole Bonfante, a young Death Eater, is engaged to a beautiful half-veela, Anastasia, and everything in their relationship seems to be going perfect. Of course, that is because he has no idea that she is about to betray him, seduced to the other side of the war by an Auror who hates him and a childhood friend who loves Anastasia as well and is jealous of him. In the background, the war rages, the young Death Eaters train and bond, Antonin Dolohov tries to mend his broken heart after a failed relationship with Bellatrix through what may or may not be a successful flirtation with Eleanor, Anatole’s older sister, the Malfoys are trying to conceive an heir and so on… (War! Intrigue! Love triangles! Angst!)
2. Pairing: Antonin/Bellatrix/Rodolphus, Lucius/Narcissa, Rodolphus/Adromeda/Ted
The storm is brewing but the first war hasn’t broken out yet. The Blacks are set on marrying their three daughters well. Narcissa is very happy with a perfect match: Lucius Malfoy. Bellatrix has chosen Antonin Dolohov, who perhaps isn’t perfect but talented and pureblood and this may be the only way to get her to marry. They promise Adromeda to the Lestrages, who want their heir married. However, Rodolphus is in love with Bella and Andromeda has secretly fallen for Ted Tonks. When Antonin is imprisoned for killing the auror who was interrogating his sister, an intrigue begins to weave itself: Ton Riddle wants to recruit Antonin, the Blanks want to marry Bella to Roddy, especially once Andromeda elopes…nothing is easy in the world of Pureblood politics. (Intrigue! Love triangles! Forbidden romances! Angst!)
Which one do you think I should write?
Now chose all that catch your eye...