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01 December 2012 @ 04:11 pm
FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (11/01/12-11/31/12)  

Preview: Expect a modest winter challenge post on fkcommentfic/[community profile] fkcommentfic this weekend.

Now, for November, in Forever Knight, in my corners of social journaling, here's what I spotted:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities


Meta (Essays, Analysis, Discussion)

Chiller will not air FK in December or January. Boo!

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greerwatsongreerwatson on December 2nd, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
Have you officially stopped your monthly recommendations of FK fanfic? I'd been thinking that I must have fallen way behind; but, checking both the wiki page and your website, I see that you haven't made a rec post since March.

Sad to see such a long tradition go by the wayside.
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 2nd, 2012 09:16 pm (UTC)
FK Fanfic Recommendation-of-the-Month Project
Thanks for asking. No, the project is not terminated, just badly behind. It was one of several things that unfortunately fell by the wayside for me in this complicated year.

I plan to resume the project this week with Susan's "Angel Crossing," which takes my breath away every time I read it -- and the context of its creation, as the sole Lacroix entry in that original fkfic-l challenge, adds to its stark impact, imo.

Looking ahead, I have not decided whether to back-fill the missing months or allow them to stand empty.

I do plan to post my thoughts about how I may change the project to make it easier to execute, and ask what people think. In the early years, it was usually simple to get an author's affirmative permission to rec her story; in recent years, it's become an increasingly challenging (and lengthy) task. I will ask: Would it be okay to change the project, to no longer require myself to get permission before recommending? Of course I would still try to notify authors, and of course the authors who have declined in the past would continue to have their refusals respected, but the authors from whom I never heard back at all...

Anyway, the recommendations project means a lot to me, and that's where my thoughts on it have been recently. Again, thank you for asking!
PJ1228pj1228 on December 2nd, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
Fandom Stocking
It was my understanding that Fandom Stocking has been moved entirely to DW this year. They made the announcement on both venues, but posting the wishlist seems to be possible on DW only.
Which is sad because I was planning to participate this year, but I don't have a DW account. Of course, there's the Open ID option, but I find that rather inconvenient. Maybe I should get a DW account since more and more people seem to switch.

On another note: Yay for the fkcommentfic winter challenge. :)
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 2nd, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
You're right about Fandom Stocking; thank you for the correction! Would you like an invitation to DW? I would be happy to send you one.

I hope that the winter challenge (now posted!) will be fun and flexible for all FK perspectives. The combination of the ancient superstition about kissing under the mistletoe with the cheerfully blatant consumerism... it could impact business at the Raven or traffic near CERK; there could be a murder; a vampire could stalk it as a hunting ground; it could inspire a flashback; couples could kiss, or avoid kissing, in infinite ways! :-)
PJ1228pj1228 on December 2nd, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
Thanks, I'd appreciate an invitation to DW.

The challenge topic sounds fun. Looking forward to getting my mind wrapped around it. :)
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 3rd, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
Your Dreamwidth invitation should now be in your inbox.
greerwatsongreerwatson on December 3rd, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
"it could impact business at the Raven or traffic near CERK"

My immediate reaction on reading this was, "How? They're nowhere near Bloor Street." The Raven is down in the Entertainment District, south of Queen. The location of CERK, I don't know; but, from the little we saw of its exterior, it's on some side street.

Ah, me. Of course, not every FK fan outside Canada is going to feel the compulsion to have Google maps open in one tab while they write a dear little holiday ficlet.

I guess I'm just terminally Torontonian!
greerwatsongreerwatson on December 3rd, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
By the way, I'm delighted in our holiday prompt. I do have to finish my Yuletide story first, though.
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 4th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
I'm glad it works for you! Good luck with Yuletide.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on December 4th, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: Fandom Stocking
:-) Thus the challenge post assures people that the sets may be anywhere they need them to be. :-)

;-) Not that I won't personally be one of those with a map. ;-)
greerwatsongreerwatson on December 2nd, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
The Christmas challenge on FK Comment Fic
Oh, the dates! I just read the post on fkcommentfic. It's lovely to see someone recognize that Christmas has Twelve Days.
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 2nd, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: The Christmas challenge on FK Comment Fic
It's neat to have that noticed. :-) Thanks! I hope it's subtle, because I don't want to make other traditions feel in any way unwelcome, but it's not entirely coincidence that the game opens on the first Sunday of Advent and continues through Epiphany.
greerwatsongreerwatson on December 4th, 2012 08:09 am (UTC)
Are you planning to announce the challenge on FORKNI-L? It's been years since there's been a Christmas challenge.
Amy R.: Winterbrightknightie on December 6th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
mentioning the winter challenge on forkni-l
I had not originally thought of posting to the list, but I will try to do so tomorrow (St. Nicholas Day) after work.

If anyone asks on list for assistance setting up a DW or LJ account, might you be available to answer them more quickly than I can? (I'm afraid that I haven't opened a list digest since September.)
greerwatsongreerwatson on December 6th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
Re: mentioning the winter challenge on forkni-l
Yes, tell them to contact me. LJ would be easier, since it doesn't need invitations.
Amy R.: Computerbrightknightie on December 7th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: mentioning the winter challenge on forkni-l
DW does not require invitations any longer, either, I believe; people can still send and use them, and I think they make the process easier and friendlier, but you can also just click "Create an Account" on the DW site.

At least, that's what I saw there before I re-logged-in after a browser upgrade. The site didn't know who I was, because I was logged out, but it was inviting me to join and offering me that button. Also, the "send invitations" function is now buried; it used to be prominent.
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: natpackerwiliqueen on December 5th, 2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
I've always booed Chiller along with you on principle, but now it's actually on our cable lineup, so I'm booing more loudly. :-)
Amy R.: Remote Controlbrightknightie on December 6th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Chiller in all its glory...
Part of the frustration is that when Chiller actually does air FK, it airs the original CBS cuts, which is both hilarious -- more commercials! more! more! more! -- and intriguing, because, as you know, unlike slash-and-burn Sci-Fi ("SyFy"), CBS's edits were good... not to mention the very occasional bonus footage only in those CBS versions and not in even the German versions. Like the additional cuts to that rookie officer in "False Witness"...

FK aside, I hope that you're having fun having Chiller!
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyannawiliqueen on December 6th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Chiller in all its glory...
They were running some nice lineups around Halloween, of course, but I haven't paid much attention otherwise.