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Amy R.
18 February 2017 @ 09:57 am
Do Forever Knight's vampires ever cry blood tears? If so, in which episode and under what circumstances? (Obviously, their tears aren't always blood. We have on-screen saline tears and the usual appearance of their eyeballs.)

This is a worn-out old question, I know! But when [personal profile] dlyt asked me this week, I just couldn't remember for sure. Did blood tears migrate into FK fanfic purely from Ms. Rice's universe? Or is there canonical support that I just can't call to mind right now? I feel it on the edge of memory, for I surely used to know...?!

(I do remember discussing FK vampire physiology on the email lists. I especially remember that M. wanted to believe that FK vampires were completely unlike humans on the inside; his highly unusual theory was that they were sponges for blood, with no organs. My more ordinary stance is that their anatomy doesn't change on the inside any more than it does on the outside, and that how that anatomy may function would differ with a supernatural or a scientific explanation of the state.)

Among all FK's many, massive, dear inconsistencies, each fanwriter should choose what serves each story best! But is this one of FK's inconsistencies? Or a fandom blooper?

Thanks!

Addendum: Thanks to [personal profile] nicholas_lucien for the answer and [personal profile] greerwatson for a screenshot! In "Baby, Baby," Serena cries blood immediately after murdering the man on the tower by draining his blood.

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Amy R.
03 February 2017 @ 07:30 am
We have 8 answers on DW (and 1 on LJ) to the 2017 FKFicFest pre-game survey. Should we play this year? When and how? The poll is open until 11:59 PM Pacific Time tonight, February 3 (or, you know, when I turn on my computer on Saturday).

Planned changes: we'll be playing in the spring, we'll be codifying that acknowledging your exchange writer is expected, and we'll be minimizing LJ posts in favor of DW.

Thanks!

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Amy R.

For the month of January, in my corners of social journaling, here are the Forever Knight items that I happened to see:

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

Fanfiction and other fanworks

Chat & meta

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Amy R.
19 January 2017 @ 10:48 pm
I wrote only three stories in 2016, I'm afraid:

[community profile] myoldfandom 2016 Exchange: "The Wand of Siora the Wise"
beta by Skieswideopen; for DesertVixen
(Dungeons & Dragons (1983-85); ~9K words; G; Sheila, Eric, Hank, Bobby, Diana, Presto, etc.)

   This was my first writing in this lifelong-loved fandom. I tried so hard to fulfill the prompt and be episode-like that I may have overdone it. Yet I learned about the characters as you do only when you're writing them, and found much delight in them and their universe! I want to write them again, and read them more.

[community profile] fkficfest 2016 Exchange: "The Time Will Come"
beta by Batdina; for Merfilly
(Forever Knight; ~3K words; G; Janette, Alma, Aristotle, the Enforcers)

   Late summer and all fall are lost to me in a haze of overwork. I don't recall just how this concept found me, only that it felt important to stake FK's claim on an open future. I learned more about Canadian security than the story needed, not to mention Syrian brutality. But the story, I think, I hope, is finally full of hope and determination — first-season-style, today.

hlh_shortcuts 2016 Exchange: "Ships in the Night"
betas by Skieswideopen, Celli & Sholio; sounding-board-ing by ArgentumLS & Skieswideopen; for Idontlikegravy
(Highlander; ~1K words; G; Richie, Michelle, Angie)

   I almost didn't sign up for this fest. And then I almost dropped out. HLdom often seems to me as monolithic as FKdom is diverse; I worried and fussed. The kind people listed above helped me through. I do love HL dearly, for all that I'm lost in HLdom. I hope that I did right by it and by the other players, and maybe they won't mind me playing again someday.

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Amy R.
I wish you a very happy and healthy new year! And I wish all those in positions of leadership, inspiration, and power the wisdom, compassion and determination to help everyone to a better year and a better world. ♥

You've probably heard about LiveJournal moving to Russian servers (Morgandawn's post). If you're LJ-only, you may wish to look over the guide to DW for LJ users, especially how to import/back-up your LJ to DW.

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So: I'm thinking! :-) What are you thinking?

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Amy R.
I haven't yet read any, but I see that Yuletide 2016 yielded:
  • 3 new D&DC stories (and there's 1 that posted independently in October, since the last time I checked)
  • 3 new FK stories (and there's 1 that posted independently on Christmas Day)
  • 0 new BSG78 stories (although 3 posted independently in November and December)
  • 0 new YB stories (although someone included it in a mass crossover in October; otherwise, it last had a story of any kind in 2013)
  • 14 new Galavant stories
  • 13 new Pokémon Go stories (I didn't know PokéGo fanfic was a thing. But OF COURSE it is.)
And many, many more. Including 4 stories for A Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs by Aimee Picchi, which I'd never heard of, but will be looking up on the strength of that title!

I'm particularly looking forward to the D&DC tales. Falling prey to prejudging a fanfic by its tags and summary, I think they look congenial. I shall see... :-)

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Amy R.
24 December 2016 @ 08:38 am
The story written for me in the [community profile] hlh_shortcuts exchange has revealed. I think that many of you may enjoy it! Take a look? It's a first-season HL/FK crossover starring Tessa and Natalie. The plot depends on each acting with professional passion and authority. A clever conceit amusingly finesses the crossover.
"Bag of Bolts" by [currently Anonymous]
G, gen, 7K words
Natalie, Tessa, Duncan, OCs
Summary: Natalie attends an ME convention at a hotel where Tessa is installing a sculpture. Danger. Bonding. Pie.

More like Yuletide than FKFicFest, the HLH_Shortcuts prompt slates seem to be pretty loose suggestions. I didn't specifically request (or imagine) this scenario. All credit to the author for the happy surprise.

Of both series, I do dearly love their first seasons, when motivations were clear and rich, and triumphant possibilities endless. Their first seasons, I rewatch just for fun, just for joy.

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Amy R.

By the end of FKFicFest 2016 in early October, my job had reached a frantic, manic, all-consuming pitch. It didn't let up for some time. I hardly know how I finished the fest. I hope that I did thank all of you who wrote and read! (Thank you!!!) I know that I never did post a wrap-up here of this year's 9 inventive, insightful, new FK stories.

I'd like to do that now. And, maybe, if you missed them before, help you find some last 2016 tales to enjoy before the Yuletide reveal? It was a creative year in FKFicFest!

Let's see whether I can sort to help you find those you'd enjoy most:

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Amy R.
23 December 2016 @ 08:10 am
I happened to spot 2 used copies of Forever Knight's 3rd-season DVDs going for $25.90 and $25.95 right now on US Amazon (see the used list).

As you know, the 3rd-season DVDs often go for $80+. They were discontinued long ago, and 3rd-season streaming was withdrawn (unless you were lucky enough to have purchased it before TPTB changed their minds, in which case you still have streaming access).

If you're looking for a copy for yourself, or a gift for a late-blooming FK fan...!

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Amy R.
For the first time, I participated in HLH_Shortcuts, the Highlander winter fanfiction exchange, this year. Though they've been around longer than FKFicFest, this is their first year posting to the AO3.

Stories have now begun releasing — the winter solstice is Duncan MacLeod's birthday — and may continue up to the edge of the Yuletide release, if I've counted correctly. If you're looking for new stories to enjoy until then, you may want to follow on LJ (hlh_shortcuts) or the AO3 (HL Secret Santa 2016 collection).

This game releases anonymously, and then they see who can guess the most authors correctly. I trust that you, here, can spot my writing a mile off in such a context. :-) But it's theoretically a secret, so, shhh! :-)

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