swkm_mod ([personal profile] swkm_mod) wrote in [community profile] starwarskinkmeme2016-01-10 10:04 pm

Star Wars Kink Meme Round #1


Rules For Everyone:
  1. YKINMKATO (Your kink is not my kink, and that's okay.) No kinkshaming or wank/flames/y'know generally being a dick.
  2. All Star Wars films and related media are welcome. You can go as obscure as you want. 
  3. RPF is allowed
  4. All comments must be anon.  Lbr, if it doesn't bother you guys it doesn't bother me.
Rules For Posting Prompts
  1. Use the subject for your prompt with the pair, general idea, any kinks, or specific requirements.
  2. You can post as many prompts as you like, as long as the prompts are different. They can be somewhat similar. 
  3. You may second a post, but you may not piggyback and request different specifications from the original prompt.  However, you may create a similar prompt inspired with your own specifications.
  4. Cross posting prompts is fine by me. If you've posted prompts at tfa-kink, and they've gotten lost in the mix, you can post them here!
  5. You are not allowed to create prompts for the purpose of mocking a previous prompt. I see you. Just don't.
Rules Posting Fills:
  1. Warnings are courteous, but not necessary. Use DW Blocker if there is anything you don't want to see.
  2. Art and other media fills are welcome.
  3. Multiple fills are cool. Therefore, a prompt is considered filled, but still "open."
  4. You may post a link to your tumblr/ao3 account/ or any other website as long as it is accessible.
  5. You may link to a previously written fic in a comment, but it does not count as a fill. 
  6. If you could post [FILL] in the subject of your fill, that would be awesome. Sorry I forgot about this.
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Announcement: I have long neglected my modly duties, because I have been both way busier than I thought I would be (the shock of young adulthood amirite?), and y'know just me being a mess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . If anyone is inclined to help me mod, or at least categorize prompts on pinboard, please message swkm-mod @ tumblr. If you don't have a tumblr, still message me but on anon, and we will find another way to communicate.

Also, I have received a request for a prompt freeze. I'm thinking that might be a good idea, but I would like to get your opinion. Let me know what you think here.

OT!everyone and Robot Chicken!Fett

(Anonymous) 2017-02-07 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
crazy, gay and intoxicated as he is.

Exhumed and Reburial

(Anonymous) 2017-02-09 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
In which Sidious rewards Vader by removing Padme from her grave in Naboo and reburying her in front of Vader's castle in Mustafar.

Bonus points if Sheev puts Padme in a glass casket and uses the Mustafar platform where Vader had choked to put her body in permanent exhibition, to rub salt in Vader's and the entire galaxy's wounds. No matter how much Luke and Leia tried to remove Padme from her glass casket years later, nothing moved.

Mace's Fate: Reboot- Mace /Anakin/Palpatine

(Anonymous) 2017-02-09 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
What if Mace didn't go falling put the window in ROTS? What if Palpatine and Anakin kept him as a torture toy to vent out their anger and frustration?

This story will feature rape, gore, torture and mutilation. Call me insane, but I would like Mace's death to be more gruesome than it is in canon.

Negotiations with Vader

(Anonymous) 2017-02-11 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Anakin turns but has taken Padme and Obi-Wan away before they can discover the truth. Padme is desperately trying to believe what Anakin tells her but Obi-Wan can feel the darkness in Anakin. In a bid to bring Anakin back from the darkness the Negotiator attempts to figure out a way to achieve this goal. Anakin knows what he wants though. He will kill the Emperor and leave the rest of Jedi in exchange for Obi-Wan leaving the Jedi for Padme and him.

Sexual tension and a reluctant Obi-Wan doing what he does best for the greater good even if it included being seduced by a Sith.

Re: Negotiations with Vader

(Anonymous) 2017-02-15 09:34 am (UTC)(link)
Of course this idiot would sacrifice himself for the world and probably to try to protect Padme. I'm still trying to decide if it's better or worse in the angst way than the canon, but what I'm sure it's that it's A+ prompt!

Jedi/clones

(Anonymous) 2017-02-15 09:35 am (UTC)(link)
Every Jedi is sleeping with his clones commander and angsting about it, thinking they're the only ones. When one of them get caught, every other one decide to come clean to try to protect the first one...

FILL: Jedi/clones (Obi-Wan/ Cody)

(Anonymous) 2017-02-28 10:32 pm (UTC)(link)
He is a Master Knight, a Council member, the Negotiator, the Jedi who killed a Sith and the Master of the Chosen One but all of this is for nothing when he is caught in a very compromising situation with his clone commander.

Literally.

On holovid.

Which is promptly paused at a very unflattering moment when he is summoned before the Council - that he is technically *on*! - and taken to task for this breach in ethics and violation of the Code.

He tries not to look at where the little blue version of him has his head thrown back, Cody's mouth on his throat and one hand quite far down the front of his leggings. He remembers distinctly what it feels like but it is rather a private image and this is a very public forum.

"How do you explain your actions?" Depa asks.

He opens his mouth and he isn't entirely sure exactly what he's going to say. The Master Jedi is possibly going to say something about ending this unsanctioned relationship and resuming his duty as a proper knight should. The Negotiator is probably going to say that they are in the midst of war and unexpected situations arise all the time. Obi-Wan Kenobi is definitely not going to be allowed to say that Cody is a good man, a good commander, and a very, very good lover.

Sadly, when Yoda said that he had too much of his Master's defiance in him, he wasn't lying. Obi-Wan's been taught stubbornness and self-determination by a man who had enough strength of will to flatten an in-ground bunker. He knows very well he's about to put his foot in his mouth and blow off the venerable Jedi High Council.

Luckily, he doesn't get the chance.

Anakin comes striding in.

Followed, Obi-Wan notices, by a whole battalion of Jedi Masters currently operating under the title of Generals.

A part of him is a little concerned. If they're all here, who in the Force's name is out there fighting this Sith-spawned war?

The rest of him is somewhat more concerned by the fact that his little blue image is still being obscenely groped in front of everyone by Cody. He doesn't think he'll be able to look anyone in the eye when this is done.

A mon calamari with large silver eyes steps forward from the crowd. "Respected Council," she says, her voice clear, "We seek an audience."

"Bant?" Obi-Wan recognises.

She directs a quick, personal smile at him - "Hello, Obi-Wan."

"This is unacceptable," Ki-Adi-Mundi protests. He rises from his chair and addresses the throng. "You will be required to leave immediately! This is a closed session."

Anakin folds his arms and lowers his head bullishly. "Oh, we're not going anywhere, Master."

Obi-Wan reflects that his former Padawan also has a not inconsiderable amount of defiance in him. Frankly, he's ready to blame Dooku for this fault in their training lineage and be done with it.

"What is going on?" he asks, finally settling on something he really, really wants to know.

Bant lays a hand on his arm. "Anakin told us what's happened. We're here to speak on this matter."

Obi-Wan flushes. "Bant, you didn't need to drag all these people down here! I made a mistake and I will accept the consequences."

She shakes her head wryly.

Luminara Unduli speaks up from the centre of the group. "Actually, Obi-Wan, none of us knew the others were coming. We just happened to meet in the anti-chamber outside."

"And," Bant adds, "We're all here to accept our consequences."

Anakin grins. "They'll have to punish all or none, my Master."

Obi-Wan blinks. "I... You are aware of what I'm charged with, yes?"

Luminara is every inch the serene and self-possessed Master and General she always is. "I have been having it off on every available flat surface with Clone Commander CC-1004."

Obi-Wan feels his jaw slacken. Though thankfully it does not drop.

"Gree has a very talented tongue," Luminara confides.

Loud enough to be heard by everyone.

"It must be an inherent genetic trait," Bant agrees, "Clone Commander CC-673 is also very... stimulating."

Obi-Wan stares at the entire group of them. And then looks accusingly at Anakin.

"Don't tell me," he says, "Rex?"

Anakin holds up his hands. "Actually, Rex isn't my type. I'm just here to support you, Obi-Wan."

"We all are," Kit Fisto avers.

He leaves the crowd to stand beside Obi-Wan, arms crossed and head high.

Bant takes her place silently beside her old Master, and Luminara joins them.

One by one they all stand with him.

He's beyond every possible realm of shock when Mace and Eeth Koth also rise slowly from their chairs.

"In the circumstances," Mace says gruffly, "I believe my objectivity is compromised on this matter."

Obi-Wan stares very hard at Yoda, but is immensely thankful that the Grand Master of their Order stays firmly seated. He doesn't think he'd survive figuring out that Yoda of all people has also been - as Luminara put it - 'having it off on every available flat surface with a clone commander'.

He barely wants to think of Mace having it off.

And then he is thinking of Mace having it off.

And he just knows that Anakin is going to burst something when this is over and they're allowed to laugh about it. Except he doubts he ever will because that Sith-damned holovid is still exhibiting an extremely private moment in a very inappropriate manner for everyone in the room to see and now that his shame is driven out by his shock, he sees only one course of action open to him.

He walks over to the holovid and turns it off.

"I propose," he says, "That we all forget this ever happened."

Mace and Eeth look at each other. "So moved," they chorus together.

Bant and Kit Fisto both grin. Luminara looks decidedly happy.

And then Anakin says, "Well, my tastes don't run to clone commanders but I am happily married to Senator Amidala. I officially announce this fact to the Council. Oh, and she's pregnant."

Obi-Wan sighs.

He definitely blames Dooku, he thinks darkly.

Re: FILL: Jedi/clones (Obi-Wan/ Cody)

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C3-PO x R2-D2 Praise Kink

(Anonymous) 2017-02-20 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
Because there's just not enough love for the oldest gay couple in the galaxy (I mean come on), and even less so for poor Threepio himself.

Prompt: Threepio is having a bad day. All he wants to do is keep those he cares about safe with useful information like probabilities and statistics, and even though it shakes his anxiety-frayed circuits to the core, he'll gladly follow Artoo and his compatriots anywhere. He might seem like a nag, and these organics might be happier seeing him offlined so he'll be silent, but really,he means well... Cue Artoo and the others noticing Threepio's distress and letting him know how much he is truly appreciated (Artoo doing so a little more than most). Threepio reacts well to positive feedback for optimal results.

Can be PG or straight-up raunchy, either is fine (extra gold stars for creative droid copulation though). I just think our golden-boy, mamma-hen, woobie droid needs more love! <3

Krennic/Thrawn/Tarkin

(Anonymous) 2017-02-23 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I feel so evil for typing this...but can we get a non-con Imperial story where Tarkin and Krennic spitroast Thrawn and call him degrading things?

Any pairing: Ex-Jedi dealing with handing over a Force-sensitive baby to the Order

(Anonymous) 2017-02-24 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Qui-Gon Jinn/ Obi-Wan Kenobi (mpreg) OR Obi-Wan Kenobi/ Satine Kryze OR Qui-Gon Jinn/ Tahl OR Anakin Skywalker/ Padme Amidala OR hell, I don't know, pick a crack pairing and make it work but my kingdom for the angst of complicated feelings about the Jedi Order.

p.s - who am I kidding, my preference is for Qui-Gon/ Tahl or Obi-Wan/ Satine where a former Master or Padawan must confront the other with an adorable infant at stake.

Gen. AU where Qui-Gon dies earlier

(Anonymous) 2017-02-24 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd love to see an AU where Maul kills Qui-Gon Jinn when Anakin and Qui-Gon are running toward the ship on Tatooine, and Obi-Wan has to fight and kill Maul right there to protect the Queen ...

(i'd prefer if Obi-Wan did manage to kill Maul, although he can be as seriously hurt as you wish from the fight, otherwise it'll just end up with everyone being dead ...)

Obi-Wan/Darth Maul (bottom!Maul)

(Anonymous) 2017-02-27 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Can we get a fic where Obi-Wan has a really steamy dream about taking a very submissive Maul in every position possible?

(Anonymous) 2017-02-27 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Han and Leia fucking Luke senseless. Luke is fairly submissive to this in face of their combined bossyness.

Bonus: This happens fairly often.

Bonus bonus: Leia fingering Luke.

Bonus bonus bonus: Leia and Han bicker throughout.

(Anonymous) 2017-02-28 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
Seconded! (like really, really, please, someone, anyone, I have a slightly used kidney I can trade...?)

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Fill: Foreplay

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Qui-Gon/ Tahl/ Obi-Wan - totally consensual and safe

(Anonymous) 2017-02-28 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
When Obi-Wan's old enough and independent enough, Tahl invites him into their bed...

+1 they all discuss this like adults.

++1 all the fluff and happiness ever. Seriously.

Re: Qui-Gon/ Tahl/ Obi-Wan - totally consensual and safe

(Anonymous) 2017-02-28 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a good prompt, if I didn't have so much fics right now to work on...

Poe/Luke/Leia Hero Worship Crush

(Anonymous) 2017-03-01 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Teenage/Young Adult Poe has a hero-worship crush on the Skywalker twins and becomes incredibly flustered when fortunate enough to be in the presence of one or both of them.

+ Frustrated/embarrassed masturbation
+ sexual fantasies
+ awkward arousal during unexpected closeness
++++ Luke and/or Leia notice and comment to each other (or Han) on their effect on Poe and are flattered

Star Wars / Captain America crossover - world building

(Anonymous) 2017-03-02 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
The age of Star Wars devolves into the world we now know. Planets turn away from the Republic, from space travel, and eventually technologically less advanced worlds like ours take baby steps into a future that's already played out a thousands times before.

All of which is fine, except Force sensitivity is still a thing. And Erskine's formula? Simply enhances Steve Rogers' Force-sensitivity.

Tl;dr: Jedi!Steve, Sith!SHIELD, fallen!Bucky and Force-reborn!Mace Windu.

Qui-Gon/ the Order - every Jedi is allowed to fuck him for his own good

(Anonymous) 2017-03-03 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Being as strong in the Living Force as he is doesn't just give Qui-Gon Jinn a particular outlook on life, it also gives him a near constant need for physical touch. Ever since puberty hit him, that's translated into a need for sex.

So in order to keep him sane, special dispensation is given to all Knights and Masters to approach Qui-Gon for sex at any time.

Since he's sort of the only sexual outlet the Jedi have, this keeps him very busy...

+1: that pesky 'no attachments' rule? It inadvertently turns into 'sexual objectification' to lessen the emotional impact.

++1: this is entirely consensual. Qui-Gon is still Qui-Gon and he doesn't do anything or anyone he doesn't want to. Thing is, there's not a lot that doesn't get him off.

Re: Qui-Gon/ the Order - every Jedi is allowed to fuck him for his own good

(Anonymous) 2017-03-05 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
So good! And it's very original, too.

Any/ Any - male lactation

(Anonymous) 2017-03-03 12:24 pm (UTC)(link)
That's it.

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Any/ Any - domesticity fluff in a tiny apartment on Coruscant

(Anonymous) 2017-03-04 11:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Any pairing. If Jedi, then they're no longer part of the Order. If Senators, then they've either chosen or been forced to walk away. And they're okay with it.

Just people being happy and together.


FILL: Qui-Gon/ Tahl - not as domestic but reasonably fluffy?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-07 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
The bed is too small.

Well, *everything* is too small.

The apartment, the rooms, the furnishings - such as they are - and it feels as though their very lives have shrunk down to Coruscant and the small, ordinary problems of living small, ordinary lives.

He is not used to feeling... overgrown.

He finds himself hunching, shoulders rounding in an effort to take up less space.

A bad habit, he knows, and an unworthy one.

In the back of his mind, however, he also knows that it isn't just the physical space that's begun to nettle at him. It's the emotional impact.

The Temple has dominated his life since he was a baby. He has known nothing else, though he has seen so much. And the one thing the Temple has always offered its Knights has been space. The space to learn, to grow, to reflect, to work. The space to see their actions as just one part of a wide arc of motive and consequence, past and future, not just the solitary, shallow present.

Qui-Gon does not regret leaving the Temple.

But he wonders if Tahl does.

She has recovered from the ravages of near-death on New Apsolon, though her strength and her health will never be what it was. She has recovered her grace and poise, her confidence. More to the point, she has recovered her equilibrium, which he envies.

Envy is a new emotion for him, as is desire and timidity.

How many months, he wonders, since the revelations on New Apsolon. Of holding Tahl's dying body in his arms, and knowing that he could not let her go. Of knowing that his life would be worthless without her. Of deciding that this one small personal love was worth more than the epic proportions of the galaxy thrice over.

She has never faulted him for the life bond he forged between them to keep her alive. She has never fought it, nor denounced it.

When everyone else questioned his sanity, Tahl stood by him.

He cannot lightly forget the look of betrayal on Bant's face, or the look of despair in Obi-Wan's eyes. He hopes they will understand when they are older and have seen more of the love one being can have for another. He hopes that when they do, they will find it in their hearts to venture out of the Temple - just once - to see what life can be like for small, ordinary people.

He turns his head unobtrusively to watch his wife.

The word jolts inside his mind, terrifyingly wonderful and wonderfully terrifying, and he watches while she moves gracefully from the tiny desk with the Archives terminus to the shelf where she keeps her comm unit for the Senate.

She has found work in the Senate as easily as she finds her way around the apartment she shares with him. As easily as she finds her way through the streets of Coruscant or the labyrinth of small, petty problems that arise when two Jedi Masters of a certain age leave the Order to be lovers in obscurity.

She has never faltered. Nor has she ever rejected him. Not even she woke and he confessed his sin.

She has taken everything in her stride and yet he finds his shoulders hunching beneath the worry that he has somehow stolen her from the world where she truly belongs.

Because the Temple has been her life as well, and the vast realms of information have been her domain, but now she works on small questions in a small apartment with small reward and he cannot help but think that this is unworthy of the woman that she is.

He is sunk deep enough into his thoughts that he doesn't immediately notice Tahl walking towards him.

He does notice when she stops before him, and certainly notices when she leans down to place her hands on his shoulders, and her lips against his brow.

"I can hear your doubts," she murmurs into his skin, "That bond is not only for energy, Qui-Gon. Your thoughts betray you."

And he breathes out slowly. "I'm sorry," he says, and begins to repair the shielding that he has allowed to slip.

Her grip on his shoulders tighten painfully.

"Stop that," she says sharply, and kisses his left temple with the barest brush of her lips.

Then, unexpectedly, she sits down in his lap.

He raises his eyebrows. Not that he disapproves but the gesture is new.

"I am only going to say this once," she says, her green and gold eyes fixed somewhere in the vicinity of his throat, "I do not regret this bond. I do not regret leaving the Temple. I am a Jedi with or without the acceptance of the Order. As such, my needs are simple and my wants are few. In fact, I can distil them all into one word - you. You insufferable, obstinate fool."

He blinks.

"If you regret the actions you took on New Apsolon, Qui-Gon," she continues, "Then I suggest you examine your own heart."

Instinctively he tightens his grip on her waist.

"You are my heart," he says.

She does not immediately respond. And then he feels it - the brush of her mind against his. The slow, seeping consciousness not his own.

He closes his eyes and groans.

She knows what that does to him.

"I'm glad to hear it," she says drily, and he isn't sure entirely whether she means his involuntary sound of pleasure or his voluntary confession of hopeless devotion.

The thought makes him smile. And he does not drop the fond, loving expression even when her fingers rise to curiously map the contours of his face.

She curls just as inquisitively into the depths of his thoughts, and he lays them bare for her. Open and vulnerable and entirely at her mercy.

"Well," she says at last, "I understand your concern about the rent but the bed?"

"It is a very small bed, Tahl," he protests.

Her fingers slip lower, to the sensitive skin of his neck and the pulse beating slow and steady.

She hums thoughtfully. "A tricky problem," she agrees, "But I'm sure we can find a way to fit."

Her fingers dip just beneath the collar of his shirt, rough-skinned and teasing, and he can feel the gleam of mischief in her mind as the realisation of what she means makes itself known to him.

He laughs and pulls her closer. "You always were cleverer," he says, and captures her mouth with his own before she can retort.


Kit Fisto/Nate/Sheeja Tull

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 12:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Because less-known characters should have sexy threesome too!

Re: Kit Fisto/Nate/Sheeja Tull

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so board it's scary!

Kit Fisto/Anakin - Alien Sex

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Just some interspecies porn with crazy alien biology on kit's part. Preferably with Anakin being shamelessly SUPER into it.

Bonus - Something with tentacles :P

Re: Kit Fisto/Anakin - Alien Sex

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Holy hell yesssss!

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Family pictures - Luke and Leia explore R2's memory banks

(Anonymous) 2017-03-08 09:38 pm (UTC)(link)
So in Clone Wars we learn that Anakin never wipes R2's memories. It's entirely probable that he eventually does after the almost-fiasco of having all their intelligence and battle strategies fall into the Separatist hands. Also, R2 doesn’t seem to recognise Obi-Wan in ANH (Ep 4).

BUT! What if R2's memory was never wiped? So he still has all the memories of Anakin and Padme he had when they were young and in love. And the twins get to learn about their parents and the people around them by watching home holovids.

Bonus: Anakin got into the habit of talking to R2 and R2 recorded it. So they have a kind of running diary of the good man their father was and how the war and Palpatine changed him.

Anakin/ Padme - mommy kink

(Anonymous) 2017-03-10 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
As kinky, smutty and filthy as you like.

SithClone Vader

(Anonymous) 2017-03-11 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
What if Anakin never turned and Vader is actually a sith clone? The clone is a bit weaker but given how powerful Anakin was, that's not saying much. Anakin himself is kept imprisoned.

Bonus
*Vader visits after finding out about Luke and taunts him about how he'll turn Anakin's little boy in a sith. Or put him in the same situation as his father, whichever one works.
*Reactions when he is fond. Does Asohka blame herself even though there was no way she could have known?

Mail/Obi-Wan - AU!Slave!Obi - Slavery, dub-con, non-con

(Anonymous) 2017-03-12 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Maul some how finds himself transported to another reality where on his travels he comes across pleasure!Slave!Obi-wan and simply can't resist buying him.

Re: Mail/Obi-Wan - AU!Slave!Obi - Slavery, dub-con, non-con

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
!!! Seconded!!!

Obi-Wan sleeps with half the Order

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 02:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Jedi don't do attachements, but they do sex, and they prefer it with other Jedi. And no one is most loved than the Sith Killer young and sexy Master Kenobi.
Just a normal way for Obi-Wan: waking up with a fellow knight, a little frottage in the shower after training with an old friend, skiping lunch for a quickie....

Any/Any - A Mummy AU

(Anonymous) 2017-03-17 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
Because come on! Tatooine and Jedha are both hot desert planets, and the mummies were clearly early Sith rituals from before the Rule of Two.