Amy R. (brightknightie) wrote,
Amy R.
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Rarewomen Ficathon Nominations Open

rarewomen, a ficathon for rare women characters in large fandoms (like HL) and all women characters in small fandoms (like FK), has opened nominations (01/07-01/21) for its upcoming game.  Only nominated fandoms and characters will be available for sign-ups (01/25-02/08), so if you're planning to play (stories due 04/30), please pitch in.  (Each player may nominate up to five fandoms, one of which must be "large," and up to five characters per fandom.)

I'm not positive that I'll play, but I'm leaning toward it.  How about you?  In "large" fandoms, a woman character is eligible if she appears in under 20% of the fanfiction.  (Tessa Noel, btw, is tagged in under 2% — yep, two; that's not a typo — of the HL fanfic on AO3. I feel that Tessa epitomizes the "rare" woman character.)

If I do play, of course I will personally nominate Forever Knight (likely Janette, Urs, Tracy, Fleur; maybe Grace or Emily), Highlander (likely Tessa, Randi, Angie; maybe Michelle or Grace) and Young Blades (surely Jacqueline and Queen Anne; maybe Liana).  I've toyed with the notion of perhaps also nominating the original Battlestar Galactica and/or the animated Dungeons and Dragons.  I don't have time to review all the lengthy canon of Doctor Quinn, Medicine Woman, Rurouni Kenshin or Deep Space 9, so I won't be raising them.  (I would normally include Buffy the Vampire Slayer among things I can write in a multi-fandom event, because it makes matching easier for the mod, but I'll skip it this time; I feel incompetent with the rare characters there.)

At this time, gehayi has nominated FK, and karrenia_rune has nominated HL.  None of the other fandoms in which I write are yet nominated, but it is awfully reassuring to see both FK and HL in the mix this early.

Addendum: See the masterlist for the ongoing compilation of nominated fandoms and characters.

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Tags: character:highlander:tessa, fandoms_not_fk, fest:rarewomen, ficathons&fests
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