Want to challenge yourself and write 10, 25, 50, 100 John/Rodney fics?
How about a prompt table then? It's very easy. You find yourself a table with the number of prompts that you'd like to write. And then you start writing.
I've compiled the mentioned prompts (and some others) into a database. So you can now generate your own personal prompt table at
The McSheplets Prompt Table Generator
You can select how many prompts you'd like (well, right now the maximum 384) and narrow the prompts down from prompt sets.
If you have questions (and I know you do), please ask in the comments here. Other than that have fun writing!
Q & A
Question: Great, but what exactly is a prompt table?
Answer: A prompt table is a list of prompts (i.e. words or phrases) that you try to be inspired by. You get e.g. 50 prompts and then you try to write a story/make an icon/whatever for each prompt.
The mcsheplets prompt generator is primarily geared towards writing McShep fic (although many of the prompts could be used for other fandoms or another medium).
Question: Okay, I want to write McShep fic! So how does this work exactly?
Answer: First you go to the Prompt Table Generator and create your own prompt table.
You then post the table on your own journal (you don't have to do this, but that way, people can easily find all the fic from your table and see your progress).
Then you start writing a story for each prompt on the table. (E.g. 50 fics for your 50 prompts table.)
You post the story in your journal and/or the appropriate community (e.g. if it's a short ficlet here at mcsheplets or if it's longer at mckay_sheppard) and then link to it from your table until all your prompts are linked to the appropriate fic that it inspired.
Question: What do all the checkboxes mean on the prompt generator? How do I post the table to my journal? How do I add links? Help!
Answer: I've compiled a help post on the prompt table generator and what to do with the table.
Question: I'm in! Where do I sign up?
Answer: You don't have to sign up at all. Just create your table and write! However if you have taken a prompt table and posted it to your journal, let me know where and I will add your table to the list.
For your convenience I have added two ready-made 50 prompt tables for genres and sex.
Genre 50 Table
Note: Many of these were taken from the McKay/Sheppard thematic fic index at Crossroads.
|aliens made them do it||amnesia||angst||atlantis destroyed||back from the dead|
|back to earth||before atlantis||character death||close quarters/trapped||clueless/oblivious|
|coming out||crack||dark||don't ask, don't tell||episode related/au|
|established relationship||first time||fluff||future||genderfuck|
|kidnapped/captured||making-up||marriage||matchmakers||meet the family|
|missing||mpreg||not human||outside pov||pining|
|pwp||quantum dimensions||seasonal||sentient atlantis||separated from earth|
|slave||special powers||stargate au||straight||stranded|
|time travel||total au||transformations||under the influence||virtual environments|
Sex 50 Table
|accidental||aliens made them do it||anger/rough||anonymous||bathtub/shower/water|
|biting/marking||blindfold/sensory deprivation||blow job||body paint/tattoo||bondage/chains|
|dirty talk||dog tags||drugged/possessed||finger fucking||frottage|
|hand job||kissing||leather||masturbating for a partner||nervous top|
|non-con/dubious consent||oral fixation||other kinks||phone/radio||possessiveness/jealousy|
|seduction||shaving||sixty-nine||size queen/cock worship||sleepy|
|toys||uniform||virgin||voyeurism||wall/floor/not in bed|
Thank you very much to everyone who contributed to the prompts: aqualegia, chase_acow, danakszoul, darkhavens, emrinalexander, goddess47, ismenetruth, ozsaur, saffie_lew, tazzles