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For any events, challenges and games you want to run. Challenges can be as formal or as relaxed as you like - writing sprees, themed prompts, fill fests and whatever else you can think of are all welcome! Please note that you shouldn't post actual fills on this post; please put those in response to whatever prompt they're filling and paste a link here, if needed.

You can make a thread on the discussion post advertising any new challenge, but the bulk of challenge-related activity should happen here.

On this post only, anyone running a challenge may post logged-in in order to be able to post clickable links & keep track of responses.
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Minor Character Fic Fest!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-08-09 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Welcome to the Daredevil Minor Character Fic Fest!

This challenge is set up to promote a wider variety of fanfiction that does not focus so much on the epic bromance of Foggy and Matt (as much as we all love it), and give smaller characters their time in the spotlight.


The rules of this challenge are as follows.

  1. Fics submitted must be tagged with, and must focus on (as in, primarily be about or from the perspective of) a character from Daredevil from the following list:

    • Ben Urich

    • Leland Owsley

    • Brett Mahoney

    • Father Lantom

    • Turk Barrett

    • Detective Hoffman

    • Detective Blake

    • Nobu

    • Madame Gao

    • Ellison (Ben's editor at the Bulletin)

    • Josie (owner of Josie's bar)

    • Elena Cardenas

    • Doris Urich

    • Melvin Potter

    • Shirley (the hospital administrator who assists Ben)

    • Marlene (Fisk) Vistain

    • Santino

    • Black Sky

  2. Fics submitted must be a minimum of 1000 words. There is no maximum word count in this challenge.

  3. No long WIPs please, although multi-chapter works completed by the deadline are allowed.

  4. This challenge is open as of August 7, 2015.

  5. Fics must be submitted by September 1, 2015.

  6. Fics are also encouraged to be cross-posted to the Archive of Our Own Collection for this challenge, which can be found here.

  7. When you complete a fic, do not post it here. Instead, post it on the appropriate prompt and announce it here with the link in the same way you would announce it on the Completed fills post. If the fic does not fill a specific prompt, a generic prompt was created to post these fics. It can be found here.

  8. People are encouraged to repost prompts from any of the Prompt Posts that are related to characters on the list on this post to help people to fill those prompts as part of this challenge! Even if you're not writing fics, you can still take part in the conversation and provide inspiration!

  9. Three winners will be selected on October 1, 2015. These winners will be chosen via a survey that will be linked here and on the Daredevil Kink Meme asking readers to nominate their favourite challenge fic. The survey will open on September 2, 2015 and will close on September 30, 2015.

  10. Winners will receive a prompt of their choice (it doesn't have to be their own) filled by me. Examples of my work can be found here. Fills will be a minimum of 3000 words long and will be delivered by December 1, 2015. The first place winner will also receive a copy of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's Daredevil Vol. 7! It features Matt going up against werewolves, zombies and Frankenstein's monster and is the final volume of their initial run on the title.


What do you have against the main characters of the show?

Absolutely nothing. It's just nice to sometimes read fic from a variety of different perspectives, or focus on prompts related to different characters. In fact, the hope is that once there are more stories about them, people may realize how awesome certain characters and be inspired to continue writing and reading about them.

Is this a challenge focused on Genfic?

Not at all! Shipping is completely welcome, as is smut. No genre or type of fic is off-limits as long as it focuses on at least one of the characters on the approved list.

How did you decide which characters to include and exclude from the challenge?

The decision was made based in part of AO3's list of characters by tag when you filter for Daredevil. Any character in the top 10 was excluded (including Claire, Wesley, Fisk, and Vladimir Ranskahov) because they are already being extensively written about. As well, I also left characters like Stick, Vanessa, Marci, and Jack Murdock off the list, because there are a wide variety of fics out there focused on them already. The list of characters to include was compiled using IMDB based on characters who appeared in more than one episode but don't appear in fic as often. I left off certain recurring characters (like Fisk's other bodyguard, Francis) just to ensure that the final list for this challenge had some diversity - the emphasis in the list is on characters of different race, age, gender and perceived attractiveness than are normally heavily featured in fic.

Am I allowed to include the main characters at all in my fic?

You can include other characters, including those not on the list, but the story must be about at least one of the characters you choose from the list. For example, you cannot write a fic about Foggy grieving Mrs. Cardenas' death and submit it to this challenge. That is still technically a story about Foggy. But fics about them interacting or her reflecting on her relationship with him are more than welcome!

The idea is to give the smaller characters their own sense of complexity and agency that doesn't just serve the main characters.
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Inspirational Prompt Re-Posts!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-08-09 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Please feel free to post any prompts which you would like to see filled from previous posts which match the challenge rules here!

Wesley, Fisk. (Pre-Daredevil) Fisk introduces Wesley to his mother.

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
For those looking for Marlene Fisk inspiration:


Fisk introduces Wesley to his mother, as an introduction to the family. Wesley, the polite boy that he is, becomes a genuine friend to her.

Original prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=316629#cmt316629

Santino knows who the Devil is

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't seen much about Santino (the kid who found Daredevil in the dumpster), but he obviously knows Matt=Daredevil because in the episode Claire was kidnapped he said (or something along the lines ) to Matt, who was still in his suit and tie as Matt Murdock the Lawyer, "[the russians] took me to the roof where you interrogated [semyon]"

i need something something cute and like santino's outsider pov of whatever is happening with matt in the mask on the news, or Claire checking up on him to make sure he's okay/let him know she's okay(because I'm sure he'd want to know if she got home in one piece after the Russians took her) or maybe even him just taking care of his mom while keeping up with whatever shit is going on out in the streets.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1296.html?thread=2812432#cmt2812432

Nobu/Matt, captivity, dubcon

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Nobu and Matt's fight goes a little differently.

Nobu wins, but he's impressed by Daredevil, so instead of killing him, Nobu has Daredevil taken away by his men.

Matt wakes up in an unfamiliar place, probably chained down, where his only company consists of his silent guards and visits from Nobu, who is eager to speak to him. With nothing else to distract him but the incredibly distant possibility of escape, Matt starts looking forward to these visits, whether he wants to or not...

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1296.html?thread=2348816#cmt2348816

Father Lantom vs. Stick

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Doesn't even necessarily need to be a literal confrontation between the two of them (though that would be cool). Could just be about how Father Lantom slowly undoes years of harm done to Matt by Stick's bullshit.

Basically Matt has been lacking in decent father-figures all his life and is very lucky to have Father Lantom in his corner.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1296.html?thread=2739472#cmt2739472

Matt & Melvin - Designing the Costume

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Please tell me how Matt explained to Melvin how he wanted his costume to look. Or (safely assuming that Netflix is gonna change it for season 2) how he wants it redesigned.

Bonus if Melvin misunderstood something horribly and Matt has no idea how goofy it looks until he's in the newspaper and Karen/Foggy make fun of it.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=1371349#cmt1371349

Doris/Madame Gao!

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Before Doris met Ben, perhaps. Or in another world...

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/2760.html?thread=4491976#cmt4491976

Matt & Foggy (gen or slashy): their relationship seen through Josie's eyes

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I think we can safely assume that Josie's had been Matt and Foggy's drinking place for a long while (I like Foggy's line "this place is a shithole but it's our shithole" and how familiar he is with the other people frequenting the place).

I'd really like to see their relationship through the years seen through Josie's point of view : D it's one of my favorite tropes and this kinkmeme is full of amazing talented people, so I guess I'm gonna leave this here and hope someone likes the idea enough!

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=1267925#cmt1267925


(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
So in episode 8 when Fisk's talking to Hoffman, he says "I know you have... feelings regarding this matter," and to be honest I thought it was going to be feelings on something else, if you get my drift.

They go back 30 years, since before the police academy. C'mon. They're antagonists under Fisk's payroll but I just need something, anything with these two. Pretty please?

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1296.html?thread=2290448#cmt2290448

Matt/Foggy, BAMF!Brett + Foggy

(Anonymous) 2015-08-09 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
So it's established that Brett and Foggy are childhood frenemies, the kind that snipe and banter, but ultimately care about each other deep down (okay, maybe not that deep).

And so when Brett hears (or witnesses) Foggy hanging around the vigilante - as, you know, "legal counsel" - he's a bit concerned. But knowing that if he tried warning Foggy he would sputter and lie and not take his well-meaning advice, Brett realizes there's no other choice.

Thus, the next time Daredevil hands him over some hog-tired criminal, Brett finds himself giving the vigilante the shovel talk, more or less.

+100 for confused/amused Matt.
+1000 for Daredevil implying him and Foggy are an item, thinking that's what Brett thought, but he actually didn't and now, no, wait no he didn't come prepared for THIS talk.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=1051605#cmt1051605

Brett/Foggy teenage experimentation

(Anonymous) 2015-08-11 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Original prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=913109#cmt913109

So Brett and Foggy have canonically been enemies since they were 4, but they don't really seem like enemies at all. My kingdom for some fic about them growing up together and maybe some teenage experimentation??

Melvin Potter, I just want more about him

(Anonymous) 2015-08-12 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
So I've become extremely attached to almost every minor character in this show, and I particularly liked Melvin Potter, so. I want to know more about him. I'd like other characters involved too because I like everyone in on the party. Maybe Nelson and Murdock represent him in a case, because I know they did in the comics, though I'd rather you just worked with what we know about him from the show as opposed to comics canon. (Also Melvin didn't come off as neurotypical to me, so something that involves that would be AMAZING.) Also BETSY. I wanna know more about Betsy.

Original prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/725.html?thread=824277#cmt824277

Nobu, any backstory at all

(Anonymous) 2015-08-12 02:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Idk about anyone else, but I liked Nobu and was sad that we didn't get any backstory for him. I haven't read the comics but I have read some meta about who Nobu works for, so it'd be neat to read something that gives him some background.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1296.html?thread=1388048#cmt1388048


(Anonymous) 2015-08-12 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Instead of the poor late Sullivan, Brett is the one that finds Matt and Vladimir. Matt doesn't want to hurt him since he's a friend and Matt's sure he's a good cop. Unfortunately since he's a good cop Matt knows Brett won't tell central it was a false alarm without a good reason, so he rolls the dice and reveals himself to Brett before Vladimir wakes up to overhear.

Original Prompt: http://daredevilkink.dreamwidth.org/1742.html?thread=2892750#cmt2892750

Father Lantom, reluctant match maker

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Sense8 AU

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Foggy Defends Turk Barrett

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Elena/Foggy Friendship

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Hoffman's Guilt

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Leland Owlsley and His Son

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AU Where Matt Saves Black Sky

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Matt Goes to "Talk" to Ellison

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Fill Announcements

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-08-09 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Please post announcements or links to any fills that relate to this challenge here. :D

five awkward kisses (and one hot one)

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[Fill] Concluding Rites

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Fill: Fanged Robbery, featuring Brett and Bess Mahoney

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[FILL] Father Lanthom meets Madam Gao

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Fill: A Different Kind of Superhero

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Re: Minor Character Fic Fest!

(Anonymous) 2015-08-10 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I notice that Stick and Marci Stahl aren't on this list. Are they not minor enough? Marci has been in a lot of fics just as a consequence of knowing Foggy well, but Stick hasn't.

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Re: Minor Character Fic Fest!

(Anonymous) 2015-08-16 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
I just realised I should have asked this before: are we allowed to have multiple fics for this? Because I already have (the two Brett ones submitted are mine) but if we're not I totally understand and should have asked first.

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Re: Minor Character Fic Fest!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-09-01 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Note to everyone: This challenge has had its deadline extended. You now have until September 15th to post your fills! Remember to also post any prompts to inspire people here! Thanks to everyone who has participated so far and here's to more entries to come!
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Re: Minor Character Fic Fest!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-09-17 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
This challenge is now closed!

Voting is now open for which fic you would like to see win the challenge. Remember, the first prize winner receives a copy of Mark Waid's Daredevil Vol. 7 TPB and a prompt of their choice filled. The second and third place winner also win prompts filled.

Click here to vote! You can only vote for your favourite fic and you can only vote once. Happy voting! :D

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Re: Minor Character Fic Fest!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-09-30 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Voting results are in!

And, with the most votes at 7, the grand prize winner of Daredevil Vol. 7 and a prompt of their choice filled is:

The writer of "A Different Kind of Superhero"! :D

Tied with 5 votes apiece, the second place winners who each earn a prompt of their choice filled are the writers of:

"Fanged Robbery" and "Your Boldness Stands Alone Among the Wreck".

Please email daredevilfichallenge@gmail.com with the prompts you would like filled or to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The stories were all great!

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Let's Have a Holiday Secret Santa Gift Exchange!

[personal profile] enthusiasmgirl 2015-10-15 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
If anyone is interested, please head on over to AO3 and sign-up for the challenge here: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/DD_SecretSanta_2015/profile

I'm posting this here so if you have any questions, you can ask them. You can also email daredevilficchallenge@gmail.com too!
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Defenders Big Bang

[personal profile] badlandformods 2017-02-09 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
We're running a Defenders Big Bang, with sign-ups opening on March 15th for both writers and artists, writing to begin on April 1st.

You can find us on the Defenders Big Bang Tumblr.

Challenge rules are here, schedule can be found here.

Defenders Post-Series Gift Exchange

(Anonymous) 2017-09-01 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not a mod for this, but I did notice that it wasn't posted here and I thought I'd spread the word, especially since it's encouraging people to write prompts from this very meme!

Defenders Post-Series Gift Exchange--you can find it and the rules on AO3, here:http://archiveofourown.org/collections/defenders_gift_exchange/profile