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The 36 Plots

A Writing Challenge

The 36 Basic Plots
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This writing community is based on The 36 Basic Plots by Georges Polti.The theory is that all fictional writing is based on one of these core 36 basic plot lines.

It is a multi-fandom fanfiction community, similar to other challenges.

For more details see the Overview.

As this community will contain fanfiction of an adult, both homoerotic and heterosexual, nature, you should be over the age of consent within your own country to join.

The community is slash, het and gen friendly. This means it will contain fanfiction of an adult, both homoerotic and heterosexual nature. Thus, if the idea of a romantic and/or sexual relationship between two people of the same gender or two people of opposite genders offends or upsets you, and/or you are under the age of consent within your country, then this community is not for you.

Flaming will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Let's all play nicely together and remember this credo: 'mutual respect'.

Your moderator is: Nikki nakeisha And she can be contacted at: nakeisha@livejournal.com

I aim to approve claims within 24 hours of the claim being made. However, this sometimes may not be possible, so please bear with me. Also, I live in the UK, so if you are requesting a claim/asking a question there may be several hours delay before I am able to respond to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



01. Supplication. 02. Deliverance. 03. Revenge. 04. Vengeance By Family
Upon Family.
05. Pursuit. 06. Victim Of Cruelty
Or Misfortune.
07. Disaster. 08. Revolt.
09. Daring
10. Abduction. 11. Enigma. 12. Obtaining.
13. Family Hatred. 14. Family Rivalry. 15. Murderous
16. Madness.
17. Fatal Imprudence. 18. Involuntary Crimes
Of Love.
19. Kinsman Kills
Unrecognized Kinsman.
20. Self Sacrifice
For An Ideal.
21. Self Sacrifice
For Kindred.
22. All Sacrificed
For Passion.
23. Sacrifice Of
Loved Ones.
24. Rivalry Between Superior
And Inferior.
25. Adultery. 26. Crimes Of Love. 27. Discovery Of Dishonor
Of A Loved One.
28. Obstacles Of Love.
29. Enemy Of Love. 30. Ambition. 31. Conflict
With God.
32. Mistaken Jealousy.
33. Faulty Judgement. 34. Remorse. 35. Recovery Of
A Lost One.
36. Loss Of Loved Ones.

Interested in signing up? Then follow these steps:

STEP ONE: Choose your fandom and claim.

This can be:

  • A slash '/' pairing (male/male or female/female)
  • A het '/' pairing (male/female)
  • A gen '&' pairing (no romantic and/or sexual relationships)
  • A slash '/' triad (male or female)
  • A het '/' triad (male and female
  • A single character
  • A general series

    And it/they can come from anywhere, a TV show; a film; a book; whatever.

    Once you've decided on your claim, go here to make a claim.

    To make the claim I need to know:

    1. Your LJ Username:
    2. Fandom:
    3. Claim: (i.e. pairing, character, general series) Please note when claiming to use the '/' to depict a slash or het relationship (i.e. a romantic and/or sexual relationship) e.g. Gibbs/Ducky and the '&' to depict a relationship that has no romantic and/or sexual connotations, i.e. it is purely friendship e.g. Gibbs&Ducky.
    4. Link to the table on your LJ:

    STEP TWO: Once your claim has been accepted, and not before, you may start to post your stories.

    STEP THREE: Posting Information.

    Stories should be posted as follows.

    Subject Line: Fandom. Claim. Prompt.

    Story Header:

    Claim: Whatever you claimed, be it Pairing (full names please, i.e. no squished up names), Character or General Series
    Plot: Number and actual prompt.
    Genre: Slash, Het, or Gen
    Summary: This can be as brief or detailed as you like, but please put one.
    Word count:
    Warnings: I'm not going to make a huge list here, as one person's idea of warning will be another ones' 'like'. However, the things for which I suggest a warning should be given are: death of a major character, heavy BDSM, any other extreme fetish, unhappy ending, partner betrayal, partner rape. Please note that slash and het are not warnings. There is a section in the header where the genre is stated.
    Author's Note: If appropriate.
    Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

    ALL stories, whatever the length, if posted directly to this Community must be placed behind the LJ Cut. If you don't know how to do this, please go to: LJ Cut


    For more information and answers to your questions go to these posts.


    Completed Challenges

    Dropping A Claim


    Master Table & Sign Up

    Prompt Table


    6_by_6_by_6 | 10iloveyou | 10_orders | 10_snuggles | 10_sues
    12_fics | 12_stories | family_15 | xmen15 |
    20_est_relships | 24_times | 30_forbidden | psych_30 | 50alternates | crossovers50 | 50episodes | 50originals
    100_colours | hsm_100 | sv100 | 100_tales | 100tri_drabbles | xmen100 |365drabbles
    fanfic_bakeoff | fandomwords100 | galorechallenge | madrona_project multifan_gift | denofwolves | feudal_crack | hardstonlove
    meritinabox | word_guru | writing_anon | writing_addicts | wrath_love