November 22nd, 2007


FK Recommendations-of-the-Month 2003

In 2003, I was very pleased to get to recommend the following Forever Knight fanfiction tales on the Bright Knight site.  Click here to read the 2003 recommendations, or the links below to go straight to the stories.

Thanks to these marvelous FK fanfiction authors, for authorizing me to spotlight their stories in the recommendation-of-the-month project, and for sustaining the fandom with their creative efforts.  It's all about the fanfiction, this far past cancellation.  Please reply directly to the authors when you read their work, and tell them you'd be pleased to read more!

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FK Timelines

My script-based Forever Knight timeline was one of my first useful contributions to the fandom, I think.  Not that the justly popular and praised previous costume-derived timeline (originated by Valerie and completed by Dorothy; on which mine is based) is not wonderful -- it is! -- but you know how tangled FK can be.  I believe we discover interesting possibilities by setting the costume-derived timeline next to a script-dependent timeline, and playing with the canonical wiggle-room.  (For example, the flashback costumes of "Partners of the Month" and "Fatal Mistake" postdate the scripts' dialogue and stage directions by decades -- even centuries. Not to mention "Dead of Night" and "Last Act"!)  In cases of conflict, my timeline gives precedence to the script's text; Valerie and Dorothy's timeline gives precedence to costuming and props.  My timeline also attempts events mentioned but unseen (eg. in UTV, Lacroix suggests he saw Nick during the War of 1812).  FK canon is a jumble, and we love it that way. :-)

Years later, when I was writing "In the Light of Day," I put that flashback research into a Crusades/Canon Alignment timeline, matching early Forever Knight story elements (c.1193-1203, Nick is born) with history (1192, Richard II's peace treaty with Saladin).

It's probably time and past to update the layout and presentation of the original timeline.  It predates the ancient days in which I was still hand-coding the site (kudos to Frederic for the two years he archived it for me, before I learned HTML).


FK Fanfiction Recommendations Project

If you would like to share any feedback on my FK fanfiction recommendation-of-the-month project (1999-present), or -- yes, please! -- suggest other FK fanfiction for me to read and recommend, please leave a comment here.

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If you would like to leave a comment on one of the recommended stories, you are very welcome to do that here, as well, and I will notify the story's author of the feedback.  However, most of the authors have generously shared email addresses with their recommendations, so you can email them directly, if you have email access.  Please do reward authors with your feedback!  In an out-of-production fandom like FK, we are each other's only sources of new encouragement, the only spark of interpretive tensions.  Your thoughts on someone's story may inspire her to write another!