What is A.U.gust?

A.U.gust is a silly term, but the meaning is self-explanatory: an entire month (August, specifically) dedicated to writing Shameless AU fanfiction!

What is an AU?

An AU, or Alternate Universe, is a story in which there is a major plot, setting, or character deviation away from established canon (which, in our specific case, is what has definitely and clearly happened on the show). There are many different kinds of AUs, including Fusions, Crossovers and What-ifs (which can be as simple as “what if Ian enlisted and didn’t come back for four years”).

Here is an AU definition, as well as other common fanfiction terms.

Who can participate?

A N Y O N E  and  E V E R Y O N E !  This is challenge is meant to encourage everyone to step outside of the box and to write more fanfiction!! It’s an event for both writers and readers of Shameless fanfic to enjoy! (Who knows, your fic might even inspire some FanArt by our super-talented fandom!)

How do I participate?

All you need to do is write an AU and tag it with the “A.U.gust” tag, so that people can find it easily! If you don’t have Tumblr or if you prefer to only publish your works on AO3, you can post it to the A.U.gust Collection on there.

You can also participate by giving prompts! This can be done in a few ways:

  • send prompts to participating authors;

  • tag your prompt as “A.U.gust Prompt” so that the writers can find them (writers: reblog the post once you decide to write it so that everyone knows); or,

  • submit them to me. I’ll be reblogging any anonymous prompts I get under that same tag.

In addition, I will make a master-post of various AU ideas in case you’re having trouble coming up with something, and hopefully you will get inspired.

What are the rules?

There are only a few rules, so they shouldn’t be too difficult to follow:

  1. The story must be a Shameless AU. This includes any type of AU‒see definition above‒and can be about any characters and/or pairings. In other words, you can write about whatever and whomever you want to.

  2. It must be a minimum of 200 words, but no one will be too picky about that! This minimum is only so that people post actual fics in the tag as opposed to prompts (see tag above) for the fics.

  3. You can write as many or as few fics as you want to, but they must be posted in the month of August. If it is a multi-chapter fic, you only need to start posting in August, and can finish at your own pace.

But it’s only June…

Yes, this post is a bit early, but as AUs tend to be quite long, I wanted to give everyone time to start writing or planning their fics. August is only two months away, after all… In the meantime, you can help to spread the word by reblogging this!!

Still have more questions?

Feel free to send me any additional/follow-up questions here and I’ll tag them in the tag when I reply. (Or send me a private message, if you prefer!)


One additional note:

I will be organizing the Shameless Halloween challenge again in the month of October, so that will be a good opportunity to post AUs with supernatural themes. However, if you are impatient and want to post your supernatural AU in August, no one will hold it against you! All fics are welcome!

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# emma ur a queen thank you# for reminding me about this

ive wanted ragnar hair for ever but i am too much of a weenie for ragnar hair

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”[…] which brings us back to the hero’s shoulders and the gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it.”

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I only know how to exist when I am wanted. Girls like us are hardly ever wanted, you know. We’re used up and we’re sad and drunk and perpetually waiting by the phone for someone to pick up and tell us that we did good. Well, you did good.

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# im very very sad now# shameless

#hello yes 911???? there is a cRIME
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# THERE IS A CRIME# omg# noel fisher



yes it’s true, i’m doing a giveaway. this will be a two-winner giveaway for my followers as i have two main groups of followers - star trek and daft punk fans. 

what’s up for grabs

STAR TREK - prize #1

  1. a LLAP hoodie from ThinkGeek (via HerUniverse) in 2XL - i own this and it’s been worn once and washed once!
  2. a Star Trek stainless steel flask
  3. Star Trek The Original Series Comic Blanket - bought directly from the StarTrek.com website!
  4. Star Trek Vulcan Salute Pendant from StarTrek.com!

*** The LLAP hoodie is a Woman’s Fit, and it runs small for a 2XL. I’m 6’1 and it’s a little too short for me however it fits well in the shoulders and arms. The dimensions are here, and if it doesn’t look like it will fit you I will be more than happy to swap it out for a shirt or sweater from StarTrek.com! Just let me know. :)

**The flask has never been used but the box is slightly damaged. 

Both of the items above will come direct from me while the third item will be shipped from the website!

DAFT PUNK - prize #2

  1. Get Lucky t-shirt in XL
  2. Your choice of pin, poster, or belt buckle from Daft Punk.com
  3. a Daft Punk sticker pack from DaftPunk.com
  4. Your choice of Guy-Manuel or Thomas Bangalter figures.

*** The shirt, again, is a Woman’s cut and is VERY small for an XL. If you don’t think it will fit you, let me know and I will swap it with either a poster, belt buckle, or pin from DaftPunk.com. Also note that the tags for the shirt have been taken off already!

** The figure will be the Bandashi Tamashii Nations figures. If you already own both of these, let me know and we can figure something else out! 


  1. ya gotta be following me OR my sideblog :)
  2. you must be willing to give me your shipping address!
  3. Reblogs count, Likes do not.
  4. you can reblog as many times as u want. go for it. reblog the shit out of this.
  5. If I pick your name, please tell me which prize pack you would like and if anything needs to be swapped out!
  6. Winner #1 will get a choice between the two packs, winner #2 will get whatever the other person doesn’t want.
  7. If you don’t like what’s left then I’ll pick someone else lmao.
  8. Please make sure your askbox/fanmail is open so I can contact you! And get back to me as soon as possible. :)

The giveaway will end on September 15th!

I think that’s everything. ok good luck everyone!

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she really does!! 

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# mickeyslegs

emma greenwell and laura wiggins haHA

oh my god i hate you

this is so hard bc they are both pretty in different ways like, emma is classically and elegantly beautiful and laura is cute and looks like apple pie i am just

emma has really interesting teeth and laura’s hair is like a lion’s mane AHH

okay, yes

emma greenwell

shoot me 2 celebs 

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# mickeyslegs


It gets even awkward during Christmas dinner with guy’s religious relatives.


It gets even awkward during Christmas dinner with guy’s religious relatives.

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# lol# cute

Tara Reid and Vivica Fox

oh, vivica for sure

send me 2 celebs 

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# Anonymous