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Today I was catching up on our mirror community on LJ, and the entry on hijacking other people's prompts on kink memes reminded me of one of my own continual grievances (especially since kink memes are really the only place I write fic and are my main source for some fandoms).

If someone makes a prompt and you find the general premise interesting, but don't like the pairing/specific kink/whatever, make your own damn prompt.  Don't hijack it with "X idea is great, but you should fill with Charles/David instead of Allan/Bruce."

I've seen it happen more than once, and, in fact, it's one of the things that drove me away from the kink meme in one of my old fandoms a couple years ago (My example up there?  Basically what happened to the prompt I wrote.  And the eventual filler complied.).  It's bad enough when random people come in and tack on additions to prompts that weren't theirs to start with, but if you're going to downright contradict the original prompt?  Not on at all. 

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Date: 2012-06-06 10:08 pm (UTC)
musyc: Silver flute resting diagonally across sheet music (Default)
From: [personal profile] musyc
Oooooooooh, yes. I've had that happen in prompt fests before. "Oh, why didn't you prompt this with THIS pairing instead?" Um, maybe because that's not the pairing I wanted? Sheesh. Prompt it again with your own favorite pairing, don't stomp on mine!

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Date: 2012-06-07 02:48 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (CM: Reid/Prentiss: faces)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Ew, that's obnoxious :\

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Date: 2012-06-07 03:41 am (UTC)
keiji_miashin: Spaceshuttle Enterprise passing by the Statue of Liberty, Hudson River, New York (Just No)
From: [personal profile] keiji_miashin
I do that sometimes... but then again I also have the decency to either post it separately (make a prompt+self fill, or just post it elsewhere all together) than step on someone else's squee.

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