September 6th, 2014

Food

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (08/01/14-08/31/14)

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

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • [community profile] fkficfest/fkficfest released 9 all-new FK stories!
  • spook_me, a multifandom horror ficathon, has sign-ups through 9/15, with stories due 10/26. FK is eligible.
  • "Big Bang" games in progress include [community profile] journeystory, [community profile] screenplaystory and [community profile] polybigbang. FK is eligible for all.
  • [community profile] femslashex is an annual multifandom f/f exchange game. FK is eligible, but it looks like nobody requested it.
  • [community profile] fancake, the multifandom fanwork recommendation community, is currently focused on the theme "pining." FK is eligible.
  • [community profile] genprompt_bingo is a multifandom challenge game with gen prompts (fills may or may not be gen). FK is eligible.
  • [community profile] ladiesbingo is a multifandom challenge game for all kinds of relationships between female characters. FK is eligible.

Fanfiction

Meta (Discussion, Essays, Etc.)

  • 8/23: [personal profile] pj1228 pointed to FKFicFest and linked to the fest story that LastScorpion wrote for her prompt, and the story that she wrote for Twilight2000's prompt.
  • 8/24: [personal profile] pj1228 noted Lacroix's "Conversion Day" and linked to two commemorative stories she'd written for that anniversary in past years.
  • 9/02: [personal profile] greerwatson described her busy summer holiday at FKFicFest time and mentioned the fest story that I wrote for her prompt.
  • 9/06: [personal profile] greerwatson is looking to coordinate on Yuletide character nominations with anyone else planning to nominate FK.

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Fannish Vocabulary Trivia

(aka What do you call a gen story that sets the stage for a future romance? Anything?)

Is "pre-slash" still a significant genre label, or has it been subsumed into the orientation-agnostic "UST" label? If "pre-slash" is still in wide, active use, did it ever develop a het-specific equivalent? The nuances would be wrong for a precisely mirror term, I realize, as "pre-slash" often applied when building realizations or admissions from subtext rather than text, and het rarely requires foundation-up construction from subtext, but the precise use of words always interests me, and I've seen "pre-relationship" popping up more, too. How similar and how different are all these terms in today's general expectations? Has the emphasis shifted in recent years? Is it still "pre-slash" when the slash is canon?

(I've been reading OuaT, mainly Mulan/Aurora and Hook/Emma, so the question is primarily f/f-inspired now, though past experience with the term was primarily m/m from the sidelines of assorted other fandoms. The term never had wide utility in FK.)

Just curious!

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