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Amy R.

For February, in my corners of social journaling, here are the Forever Knight items that I spotted:

Ficathons, fests and communities

  • [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest, the FK ficathon, continues polling through 3/06. Should we play this year? If so, when?
  • [community profile] rarelywritten, a multifandom exchange ficathon for rarely-written characters who aren't cis-men, has extended its sign-ups through 3/03.
  • [community profile] genprompt_bingo, a multifandom bingo-style challenge for gen, is open 3/01 through 5/31.
  • [community profile] unconventionalcourtship, a multifandom prompt-claiming challenge ficathon for romance, is open through 4/30.
  • [community profile] last_writes, the community for closed vampire fandoms, is still around. I posted in it to promote the FKFicFest pre-game poll. (I also posted to ForKni-L.)
  • As always, the recommendation communities [community profile] fanart_recs and het_reccers are seeking volunteers to recommend worthy content!

5 FK stories on the AO3 show February 2015 posting dates. 2 are by [ profile] PJ1228; 2 are by [ profile] Ithildin; 1 is by [ profile] MelissaTreglia.

Discussion, essays, etc.

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Amy R.
01 March 2015 @ 02:39 pm
The [community profile] rarelywritten multifandom ficathon mods have extended sign-ups through Tuesday, March 3, at 11:59 PM Central Time (adding 48 hours). You can easily check the sign-up summary, nominations set or even specific requests — and my own "Dear Author" letter ;-) — as you decide whether to play.

The [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest Forever Knight ficathon pre-game poll continues through this Friday, March 6, at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, as originally scheduled. We're up to 11 responses! If we play, 4 will definitely, and 3 will probably, write. (We can play a challenge with just the 4, but we'll need more for a successful exchange. Trust me; I've seen 5 years of sign-ups and results. FK was born to faction. ~grin~)

And, yes! There are indeed other interesting FK-friendly games currently open or coming soon: [community profile] genprompt_bingo, [community profile] unconventionalcourtship, "Friends will be Friends," [community profile] once_upon_fic, "Prime Time Desserts" and "3-sentence Ficathon." More?

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Amy R.
28 February 2015 @ 08:32 am
The sign-up summary for 2015's [community profile] rarelywritten game (updated hourly) makes it very clear how the matching would go if the sign-ups don't shift between when you view it and when sign ups end tomorrow (Sunday) night. It also opens that matching to a bit of gleeful manipulation, if you'd like to pick up a match in one of the least-requested or least-offered fandoms.

For example, if the matches were made right this minute, then I would necessarily be assigned to write for the only other person who has requested a story in any of my fandoms: that's a Forever Knight request (presumably Greer's). And my prompt slate would necessarily be given to either her or the only other person who has offered a story in any of my fandoms: that's a Highlander offer (presumably ArgentumLS's). No one besides me has yet requested or offered in Battlestar Galactica (1978), Dungeons and Dragons (cartoon) or Young Blades, and no one besides me has yet requested in Highlander. It's cut and dried... and a bit disappointing in its relentless predestination.

With no prejudice at all to Greer, I just wrote for her prompts in 2014's [community profile] fkficfest. It would be more inspiring to address a new audience. And it would be more fun to not know for sure exactly how the matching must fall out. So I keep scanning the summary. I've maxed out on requests, but perhaps I can find another fandom to offer? I'm stumped so far, but fandoms only appear on the list when a request for them registers. Perhaps something will turn up!

(I wish I were a good enough writer and Victorianist to offer Daniel Deronda for the person requesting Gwendolen, but good gravy I couldn't dare to fanfic Eliot. I mean, Eliot.)

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Amy R.
Sign-ups for the multifandom [community profile] rarelywritten exchange ficathon are open until this coming Sunday, March 1, at 11:59 PM Central Time. (I'd mistakenly been thinking that they closed this Friday.)

Check out the current sign-up summary (with requests and offers by fandom) and final tag set (of nominated characters), and then toss your hat into the ring. You can even peruse some "Dear Author" letters to see what matches may be.

(What will close on a Friday is the [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest pre-game poll, but that's next Friday, March 6. We've had 9 replies so far. 4 say they would definitely write if we play; 2 more might write. For an exchange game in a fandom as diverse as FK, that's concerningly low. I have two channels yet to try: I'll post to [community profile] fandomcalendar, and I'll email those who have played in the past.)

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Amy R.
20 February 2015 @ 10:49 pm
Should we play this year? If so, when and how?

I posted the 2015 [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest pre-game poll last Monday night. If you're interested in reading or writing (or graphic-arting) in a Forever Knight ficathon game this year, please register your opinions! Please invite your friends! You have until 6:00 PM (Pacific Time) on Friday, March 6, 2015.

So far, we have 6 respondents. 5 think we should play this year; 1 thinks we should skip a year. 4 will definitely write if we play; 2 probably won't. All 6 think that August is the best month in which to have the stories due.

How many players would we need to support a successful exchange game in FKdom? (As compared to a challenge game.) Last year, we had 9 players, the fewest to date. FK preferences are so very diverse, so very contrary! Our strength and our stumbling block.

We shall see...

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Amy R.
14 February 2015 @ 05:44 pm
<3 A happy Valentine's Day to all. <3

Nominations have closed at [community profile] rarelywritten. They totaled 414 fandoms (meaning at least 83 individual nominators). Sign-ups will be open from February 15 through March 1 on the AO3.

Happily for me, two of my five fandom nominations (HL and FK) did win additional character nominations beyond mine, hinting that other people may also wish to play in those fandoms. My others (YB, BSG78, D&DC) unfortunately didn't, but I won't read too much into that (few people know the other named women characters in those canons, anyway). And while those 414 fandoms are hugely diverse, it looks like no one coincidentally happened to nominate any fandom/character combinations that I can offer outside the fandoms I nominated myself; I'll check every entry in hopes, but none are leaping out at me like they did last year.

(I notice that some of the UK shows have characters nominated from seasons that haven't yet aired in the US. I assume vice versa is also true, and of course more so yet for many other countries. It's interesting how that divide persists and where it doesn't.)

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Amy R.
The [community profile] rarelywritten mods have extended the ficathon's nominations deadline to until Wednesday, February 11. (Nominations aren't a commitment to play, though of course they do imply interest in the game.)

331 fandoms are nominated at this time (meaning at least 62 people have entered nominations). No one has yet nominated Forever, Person of Interest, Call the Midwife, or many other interesting fandoms! And there are eligible characters yet to nominate in Forever Knight, Highlander, Battlestar Galactica (1978), Grimm and Once Upon a Time, among others.

This has always been a happy multi-fandom ficathon game. I'm depending on it to be so again this year. :-) Come play?

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Amy R.
04 February 2015 @ 11:28 pm
Nominations remain open for [community profile] rarelywritten through this Saturday, and they're currently up to 261 fandoms. That's a minimum of 52 nominators.

Nothing has changed in the slates for the fandoms I nominated, except that [personal profile] greerwatson has added 5 FK characters: Natalie, Cohen, Norma and the Schankes.

Here are a few fandoms that no one has yet nominated, and which perhaps someone should: Person of Interest, Forever, Zorro's Black Whip, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ivanhoe, Thundarr the Barbarian, Sailor Moon, MCU (Comics), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: The Series, Polly and the Pirates...

(If someone wanted to nominate the rest of BSG78's named women characters, they're Rigel, Ila, Bree, Dietra and Aurora. Under the new rules, all the Cylons also qualify, as they're genderless, but if you want to nominate the three named Cylons, you can look them up yourself. ~grin~)

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Amy R.
02 February 2015 @ 10:47 pm
If you're interested, you can follow the developing tag set for this year's [community profile] rarelywritten ficathon (and/or nominate fandoms and characters yourself) throughout this week. They're up to 231 fandoms! That's at least 47 nominators, at a maximum of 5 fandoms per person.

Highlander actually boasts 15 nominated characters! But no one besides me has yet nominated in Forever Knight, Battlestar Galactica (1978), Young Blades or Dungeons and Dragons (the cartoon). Granted, you have to be a deep-dyed BSG78 fan to name more than five of its women characters without looking them up (so look them up! ~grin~), and even most deep-dyed YB and D&DC fans probably can't (please, prove me wrong!) just because canon grants so few, but... FK?

Surely someone wants to nominate, write and read Forever Knight's Natalie! Or Captain Cohen, Norma, Alyse, Magda, Erica, Denise, Mai, Sara, Elizabeth, Alma, Ilsa, Linda, Lisa, Rebecca, Tawny, Sofia, Alexandra, Lili, Sylvaine, Emily, Brianna, Bridgette, Catherine, Alix, Amalia, Gwyneth, Divia, Selene, Claire, Angel, Marian, Eva, Alyssa, Francesca... and all the rest? FK has no shortage of interesting women characters!

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