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[PART TEN]
Part 10 is open and prompts from 1-4 can be re-posted here if they were not filled.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK KINK MEME


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GENERAL RULES;

IMPORTANT: please DO NOT post prompts about any non-public people as part of a prompt. for example: randi zuckerberg is fine as she is a public figure both on the internet and on facebook itself. priscilla chan is NOT as she is not a public figure.

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♥ post requests and responses in the comments to this post.
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♥ both a pairing/character AND a prompt/kink must be posted.
♥ one pairing/prompt per comment please.
♥ you are encouraged to try and write a prompt for every request you make.
♥ we are slash, femslash, het, three-and-moresomes etc. friendly. (we are even incest friendly what with some of our characters being twins and all...)
♥ no pairing bashing, OK? no need to wank over ships.
♥ long and short fics welcome. multiple responses encouraged!
♥ please try to refrain from saying 'seconded!' as much as possible.
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FORMAT OF PROMPTS:

♥ alphabetize pairings/threesomes/moresomes. (e.g. Eduardo/Mark/Sean etc.)
♥ put [RPF] before RPF prompts. (e.g. [RPF] Andrew/Jesse)
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FILLS:

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NEW: ♥ PLEASE comment with the first of your fill to the PROMPT and then all future updates as a comment to the FIRST PART of the fill. this makes it easier for both the WIP spreadhseet and for archiving stuff on delicious. it also helps people who are trying to catch up on updates and don't have to look through every fill on the prompt (should it have more than one). thank you.





It's finally time for part 10, it's been a few months but even after the article of doom, we're still open.

If you have any questions or ideas that I can help you with, feel free to PM me. I'll be around.

Kitty





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have fun!

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i know you guys are enjoying this meme and i appreciate that but please can you put the SUBJECT HEADER on your prompt. you would REALLY be helping me out if you could do that. it just saves time for me when i'm trying to tag everything in delicious.

NEW RULE;

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE 'FILL' RULES. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE. thank you.

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Eduardo/Mark, a second chance

(Anonymous)
Mark somehow gets the opportunity to redo everything - his years at Harvard, Facebook... everything, really. And he does, and he succeeds again and Facebook is everything Mark has ever wanted it to be.

Except that this time around Mark decided to not approach Eduardo at all. Or Dustin. Or Chris. Because going by his logic the only way he can keep himself from hurting them eventually is by simply staying out of their lives.

He's not completely happy, but being like this is better than having Wardo hate him, okay? And he doesn't need friends anyway because he has Facebook, so whatever. He's content. Okay? Okay. He's the CEO, bitch, and if he says he's okay, then he's okay. End of.

Aaaaand then one evening he's crossing the street and gets hit by a car. When he wakes up, the driver turns out to be Eduardo who is not going to let this Sulking Stranger Who Looks Vaguely Familiar weasel away without hearing all of Wardo's sincere apologies.

Re: Eduardo/Mark, a second chance

(Anonymous)
+1 I can see Mark doing just this and then when he realizes that's it's Eduardo he'll just be like 'one little conversation is okay, it won't ruin anything' but it not working because Eduardo will just fall for Mark all over again and I just- I need this like I need air.

Re: Eduardo/Mark, a second chance

(Anonymous)
So, this feels horribly self-indulgent, but you dangled time travel and TSN before me, I couldn't possibly resist.

I have a lot of ideas on how to approach this, and while I do have a response to this prompt that is shaping up to be a long story of Mark's second-attempt-at-college-and-Facebook shenanigans that will one day be posted, here's a work I did as an exercise into other perspectives on the erstwhile time-travelling.

So, yes. I hope it makes for enjoyable reading, at the very least.

Disclaimer: This story is a fictionalised account of fictional characters based on not-so-fictional people.



[He doesn't know why it's happened, and he doesn't know if he ever will, but what he does know is the basic premise of his story, and it is this-

The last thing Mark Zuckerberg remembers is falling asleep at his laptop at the Facebook office in 2012.

He wakes up in front of his old computer at his childhood home in 2002.]



Complication With Optimistic Outcome



I.

As far as Randi's concerned, it all starts when Mark announces at the dinner table that he's decided to become a vegetarian.

"If you don't want the lamb chops then no one's forcing you to eat them," their mother says absently.

"I'm being serious," Mark says, while wearing his serious face. (Randi always finds it amusing when her brother brings out his serious face). "I've decided not to eat meat unless I've killed the animal myself, with my own bare hands. And as that's not happening anytime soon, I'm forgoing the lamb chops, even though they're kosher, because it's my life and my choices and I need these hands for coding anyway."

The Zuckerberg family deals with this declaration with remarkable aplomb, but that might just be because they're all aware of the 18 hour coding binge Mark's winding down from (the one that left him wandering around the house muttering about security network infrastructures since 2am).

"What, has the internet finally gotten to you with its reports on animal mistreatment in the food industry?" Ari asks. "Were you traumatised by the life of battery farm hens?"

Mark's eyes narrow. "Don't talk to me about chickens."

"Oh my God, have they really? This is amazing. Randi, pinch me, I'm dreaming."

Randi snorts in response. "Tempting, but no."

"Girls," their father warns. "Really, Mark, what's brought this on?"

Mark pushes the food around on his plate half-heartedly, and then places his fork down on the table. "Starting next month I will be at Harvard. I am evaluating my goals and ambitions, and as a result I think I'm having a quarter-life crisis."

"Dramatic, are we?" Randi jokes.

Mark shoots her a look, and Randi suddenly swallows her mouthful of quiche, abashed. Which is strange, because Mark's never had quite that effect before, and for some reason his glare reminds her of the looks CEOs use to intimidate patronising businessmen and lawyers.

And then Mark looks down at his plate with a slump of vague defeat that is shared among younger brothers everywhere, and the moment's gone.

Their mother's watching the interaction with a strange look on her face, the one that suggests that her brain is working on autopilot and psychoanalysing their gestures and speech patterns, or something. "By quarter-life crisis, do you mean that you're reconsidering college?" she eventually asks, curious. "Was it your private hope to take down Microsoft from the inside, and you decided on Harvard out of a sense of familial duty that you now sorely regret?"


FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
"Of course it wasn't, you know that," Mark says, affronted.

"And you definitely want to pursue your interests of the classics and computer science, even when it means dealing with the general education courses and having to relearn what you might already know," their father says.

"Yes."

"I don't really see a problem then," their father sighs. "We've managed to survive four bouts of teenage angst, I think your quarter-life crisis is within our scope of manageable." He looks thoughtful. "I suppose it's as good a time as any to question your choices, given that you'll be embarking on a new chapter in your life so soon."

Right, because her brother's going off to Harvard, and she knows it's been weighing on his mind a fair bit even before he got (and turned down) that job offer from Microsoft.

"Mark'll be fine," she says aloud. "At least, until it sinks in that he'll be doing his own laundry and sharing a room with strangers and navigating the many perils of college life."

Mark scoffs, a familiar gesture. "I'm going to Harvard. I can be self-sufficient."

"I'll believe it when I see it," Ari pipes up. "We know just how often you forget to eat."

Mark doesn't rise to the bait, he just stares off to one side with a small frown in his face.

Randi wonders if this is something she'll be dealing with more often, because her younger brother's not exactly acting she expects him to. It's rather like he's out of his element, which is weird, because he's at home with family, why should he feel ill at ease?

Oh well, she's feeling generous enough to throw him a bone.

"So, Mark," she says brightly. "Mind enlightening us to the reasons behind your most recent unapproved-yet-strangely-frequent coding binge? Don't be coy, you've got another one of your ideas battering around in your brain."

She is rewarded by the smile on Mark's face, which he stifles by popping a piece of tomato into his mouth. "Well," he starts off slowly, "did you know that, despite its reputation, Harvard still doesn't have a campus-wide online student directory like Phillips Exeter?"

"I'm intrigued, tell me more," their youngest sister says blankly while taking apart a bread roll. She yelps when Mark kicks her in the shin, and Randi looks on, smiling beatifically, as the dinner table descends into a comfortable anarchy which dissipates once their parents roll their eyes and take charge.

Things are different, but not too different. Even Mark has off days, she thinks to herself.



Mark settles down a few days later, but there's a shift in his temperament and his stance that Randi can't explain, even though he's still Mark.

"Any reason as to why you've been acting a little strange these past few days?" she asks while watching him write inside a notebook.

Her only brother shrugs. "I'm waiting for Leonardo DiCaprio to turn up and try to steal my secrets. I'm now starting to get the feeling that that's not going to happen because things are much too detailed and perhaps I should be consulting Isaac Asimov instead."

"...What does Leonardo DiCaprio have to do with anything?" Randi asks, perplexed.

Her brother sighs. "Nothing. That's the point." He gets up from his sprawl on the couch. "I have a migraine, I'm going to go to sleep until my head makes sense."

Randi hums thoughtfully. "Okay. You go do that."

Weird.


Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

intriguing :DD looking forward to more <3

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
I love this!

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)

And I'm glad that you do.

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

I liked this prompt and I'm very excited from the start. I think that we need more fic with the Zuck ;)

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)

Thanks, I'm happy to deliver :)

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
inception reference are made of win

Re: FILL 2/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)

Well, I couldn't resist!

FILL 3/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
II.

Mark Zuckerberg has the dubious distinction of being one of the few freshman at Harvard who manage to earn a degree of notoriety before even stepping foot on campus.

This piece of information haunts the periphery of Oliver Kirby's brain, but only because it turns out that he'll be rooming with Mark for the foreseeable future. Mower houses forty freshman, so it's a small dorm (and a far cry from the goliath that is Wigglesworth), but Oliver's still going to be sharing living space with three strangers, so yes, he's a bit apprehensive.

Oliver's vague fears turn out to be unfounded when he introduces himself to Jules and Noel, who are friendly and accommodating and enjoy playing video games (all good qualities to have in roommates). His problem now lies in the fact that Jules and Noel have bonded over their shared athleticism by discussing, at length, the grueling training regimes they go through. While the two are outfitting the suite's bathroom with supplies while debating protein shakes, Oliver takes the opportunity to sprawl underneath one of the beds in their dorm room. It's a strange compulsion, but he feels safer when he's hidden from view and can just lie back and think.

Eventually, he becomes aware of a pair of Adidas sandals waiting idly at the entrance to the dorm room. Oliver peeks out from underneath the bed and, yes, it looks like the third and final roommate has arrived. The guy has curly hair, and sharp eyes, and looks oddly vulnerable as he stands there and takes in the chaos that is their suite-in-progress.

Oliver smiles. "Are you Mark Zuckerberg? Please tell me that you're Mark Zuckerberg."

The new guy blinks. "I am Mark Zuckerberg. However, I am now reconsidering my stance on being Mark Zuckerberg, because you're hiding underneath a bed, you look far too happy about my existence, and that alarms me."

"Please don't be alarmed," Oliver says earnestly. "I just found out fifteen minutes ago that two of my roommates are athletes who row crew. They're nice enough, but if you were built along the same lines it would probably have been enough to bring me to tears."

The guy looks down at his skinny, wiry body, and then back to Oliver's own lanky frame that is half-hidden by the bed. "You should save your tears for another day."

"Sound advice. Hey Jules, Noel! The last of our company has arrived, and he doesn't row boats!"

"What? Well, that's a shame. I was hoping we could convert you both to our noble sport." Jules sticks his head out and waves. "Hi, I'm Jules. The silent one over there debating between the cream and off-white towels is Noel, and the creeper under the bed is Oliver. He's special."

"Damn right I am," Oliver says as he pulls himself to his feet. "You must be Mark, yeah?"

"Yes, I'm Mark. And I don't row crew, but if you find a sword among my belongings don't be alarmed, it's for fencing and not decapitating you in your sleep."

Oliver feels vindicated as he turns to Noel and Jules and crows, "Ha! He fences. You can put that in your protein shakes and chug it!" He turns back to Mark. "In a strange turn of events I myself am a fencer, and so I'm happy to announce that with your presence, balance has been restored to this dorm room."

"...Wonderful," Mark says, who looks at Oliver like he's not sure what to make of this odd creature before him.


Re: FILL 4/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
It's clear from the get-go that Mark's hardly your average fresher. At the very least, he doesn't act like a freshman, because Mark is surprisingly comfortable in his own skin for someone who stood at the threshold of his future dorm room looking lost and confused.

Mark is self-possessed for his age, with a confidence that isn't rooted in the folly of youth. Oliver thinks it might be due to experience - Mark comes across as someone who is good at what he does and knows what he's capable of, because he's gone through the circumstances that have alerted him to those facts.

It's because of this that, even though he's the youngest in their dorm room (and this is glaringly obvious when Mark is blinking up sleepily from his laptop screen when he should have gone to bed three hours ago) everyone more or less ends up taking Mark's words on board when he points something out. (It's strange to think that, out of all them, Mark is the one that automatically gets how the laundry works at Harvard, and isn't fazed by hazing rituals).

When it comes to Mark, the oddities slowly unfold in various ways.


Mark has no problem finding and getting to all of his classes. This is something that they all learn very quickly, and it suggests that Mark possesses a working knowledge of all the shortcuts and nooks and crannies of Harvard campus and its surrounding environs, a detail which they all find infinitely useful.

("Did you download the campus map into your brain?" Noel asks as Jules squints down at the supplied map in question. Mark just rolls his eyes and drags them all to art history.)


Mark, even with this knowledge, avoids particular parts of campus when he can. Oliver doesn't know if Mark has anything against dorms like Canaday and Wigglesworth because of trivial reasons like finding the architecture off-putting, or if he's leery because he can't tolerate particular individuals from them and goes out of his way to make sure that the chances of running into them are slim.

(Not that he can blame Mark if this is the case - Oliver has an ex-girlfriend in Grays that he really doesn't want to come across either).


Mark is the most reserved out of the four of them, and he doesn't really attend a lot of parties and mixers. Sometimes he will if they're being particularly insistent, but most of the time Oliver gets the feeling that Mark is just humouring them when they try to get him involved in campus life. He'll seem perfectly happy to join the fencing club after Oliver's wheedling, yet show absolutely no interest when he's pitched with the AEPi opening party or is invited to drinks at the Thirsty Scholar. And while Mark joins them on occasion, most of the time he rebuffs their attempts with a shrug and a nod at his computer.

(Oliver's only seen Mark get drunk on one occasion, and from what he can remember Mark had spent most of his time rambling on about Alexander Veltman and travelling back and timelines, which makes no sense because everyone else had been drunkenly contemplating what they saw in their post-Harvard plans).


Mark doesn't get a lot of sleep (and to be fair, it's college, none of them get heaps amount of sleep) but Mark's definitely operating on less than everyone else while still managing to keep up his coding regime. Mark is intelligent, and his wit is acerbic, and he comes to Mower armed with a laptop and a whiteboard, both of which are in constant use. Oliver's passion is linguistics, and while he and Mark insult each other in Latin and debate the classics, he watches the codes and calculations running beneath Mark's fingertips and thinks that he's seeing something beautiful that he cannot fully comprehend.

(CourseMatch goes live within their first month at Harvard. Mark codes the program in a few days, and that's the moment when they all realise that their roommate's going to be the next Bill Gates. "I'm not going to be the next Bill Gates," Mark says in response, "I'm going to be Mark Zuckerberg." And really, that's so very Mark).


FILL 5/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)
When Oliver gets back to his dorm room, he chucks a packet of Red Vines in Mark's direction and heads straight for the fridge. Mark throws him the bottle opener, and Oliver cracks open his beer before settling down on the sofa, idly flicking through his phone.

"Hey Mark," Oliver says, half-distracted, "Mel needs a few people to help her with the distribution of notices around campus about the LGBT general meeting."

"Get Jules to help you."

"He says he's got something on, and Noel is too busy emailing his long-distance girlfriend back in Australia to help me out."

"If you expect me to wander around campus and put up fliers, then you are sorely mistaken and obviously don't know me well enough."

Oliver rolls his eyes. "I know you well enough to guess that you're capable of whipping together a template in, like, five minutes, that can then be emailed to Mel so that she can jazz it up and pass it onto Hughes."

Mark looks up sharply. "Hughes?"

"Yeah, Hughes. Never met him, he's some dude Mel's friend's roommate knows. They've already spread the word online, but they wanted hard copy notices out by tomorrow. Turns out that the guy responsible for everything was kind of unreliable, so Hughes took charge. Mel says he's the one guy at Harvard she'd consider turning straight for.

There is no response from Mark, but there doesn't need to be, because Oliver just knows what he's thinking. "Oh, come on Zuckerberg, I was drunk and Mel is beautiful and I don't need you to remind me of the epic rejection that I can only vaguely recollect. Please help us out?"

Mark sighs and stretches out his hand for the piece of paper with the hastily sketched out details. "I want vegetarian," he says. "And garlic bread."

"Done," Oliver says, already reaching for the number of their usual pizza delivery place. Once the order's gone through, Oliver sits back and takes another swig of his beer. He frowns down at the label. "Hey, since when did we restock our beer and get Samuel Adams? It's my favourite brew."

"I know," Mark replies absently.

Oliver looks in his direction thoughtfully, and then back down at his beer. "You know," he says, "we've been at Harvard for a while now, and I've just realised that you're kind of my best friend."

Mark's just emailed the template, and he looks confused, until he looks at Oliver, and then down at the packet of Red Vines in his lap, and then at the beer in Oliver's hand, and then back at Oliver. "Oh."

"That's all you have to say? I've just openly acknowledged our status as bros!" Oliver shakes his head. "Is this going to be a repeat of that one time when you reverted to one-word responses after you found me watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel?"


FILL 6/?: Complication With Optimistic Outcome

(Anonymous)

Mark's still staring at Oliver. "You know what?" he says slowly. "You remind me of these guys I used to know. And it's just occurred to me that, temperament-wise, you're essentially their spiritual lovechild." Mark groans. "God, I need a beer."

Oliver's already passing one over, and wow, they really are kind of best friends, aren't they? Not that it should come as a surprise, because while Jules and Noel and the rest of their friends and acquaintances are nice, Mark and Oliver have way more in common with their love of the classics and their tendency to stab people with foils in safe environments.

"I thought I wouldn't need friends this time," Mark mumbles into his beer.

...And that's Oliver cue to feel miffed or something, but instead he's just mystified. "Didn't need friends this time? What kind of high school experience did you have, man?"

"You know nothing of computers," Mark continues.

"And your distaste of my passion for the ukulele burns with the might of a thousand suns."

"I'm not the easiest person to deal with."

"I am well aware of that."

"If you start talking about feelings, I will kick you off this sofa."

"Repressing all of my feels."

"What did I do to deserve you again?"

"The Lord works in mysterious ways."

"Fine," Mark snaps. "You're on a trial basis because I have standards when it comes to best friends."

Oliver grins. "So do I, but I think I can lower them in your case because I know you well enough to know when not to take things personally."

Mark raises an eyebrow. Oliver extends the hand that is holding his beer. Mark grudgingly clinks their bottles together.

"Just don't forget me if you become rich and famous," Oliver says. "That's against our bro code."

"I'll just get you to deal with all the publicity for me," Mark says. "You can put that debating skill to good use."

"Fair enough."

It's the kind of camaraderie that comes from living in each other's pockets at college, and it's not the worst way to establish a friendship, Oliver thinks.

"I must point out though, it's not if I become rich and famous, it's when."

"I'll hold you to that, Mark."


AN: My headcanon with this TSN AU is that Oliver Kirby is played by Justin Bartha, because he and Jesse are bros. Also, Mark wasn't expecting to have friends, because he's steering clear of Dustin and Chris and Eduardo, but he's sort of gotten some anyway. Oops. Hope the OCs aren't too disconcerting.

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