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06 December 2015 @ 04:15 pm
FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (11/01/15-12/06/15)  

A happy St. Nicholas Day (Nick's name day) to all, and a happy Hanuka starting soon! This reminds me to set out my beloved Forever Net Before Christmas zine so that I can reread its holiday FK stories as part of my Advent joys. (If you don't have the zine, try my "trope:holidays" tag? Over the years, I've linked to as many of its stories as I've found online, and many other FK holiday tales besides).

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

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

  • All the various [community profile] yuletide/yuletide activities and efforts continue!
  • [community profile] fandom_stocking, the annual no-commitment, multifandom, treat fest, is taking sign-ups through 12/14 and fills through 1/05/16. (There's a "Characters" field in the template, to go with the "'Ships" field, for the first time this year!) Here're the stockings wishing for FK.
  • [community profile] genprompt_bingo, a multifandom fic bingo challenge with gen prompts (but not necessarily gen fills), has opened a new round, lasting through March 2016.
  • [community profile] galentinesday, a multifandom exchange ficathon for female characters' relationships, is taking sign-ups through 12/09. The submission deadline is 2/06/16.
  • Recommendation communities that would welcome you posting about your FK favorites include: [community profile] fanart_recs, het_reccers, [community profile] gensplosion and [community profile] recshelf. (Know more FK-friendly rec communities? Tell me about them!)

Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary
2 of the 631 FK stories on the AO3</b> show posting dates in this period:

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Amy R.: Giftbrightknightie on December 8th, 2015 06:02 am (UTC)
:-) While there are many things I've learned only because of FK, I trust that St. Nicholas's Day is something I'd know about even without FK. :-) It just wouldn't be quite as much fun for me. ;-)

I'm glad that your workplace has had some pleasant holiday observances, and your friend's birthday at the museum sounds like exactly the sort of thing I love to do, myself! I hope that you both had a lot of fun.
PJ1228pj1228 on December 9th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)

I've noticed that the link to Fandom Stocking with the FK tag leads to all FK stockings, including those from previous years. Is that intentional or a mistake within the community settings? So far there are 3 stockings for 2015. Still debating whether I should join or not. 3 stories might be manageable. Besides, I keep telling myself that it doesn't have to be a story. But that's the standard I started to set for myself when I participated the first time. Hmmm.

Oh yes, St Nicholas' Day. Big event here. :) It even includes gift exchanges.

Amy R.: Giftbrightknightie on December 11th, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
In some years past, the Fandom Stocking elves have deleted all the tags from the stockings of previous years, such that clicking a tag link would bring up only the stockings of the current year. I do not know, but I imagine, that this became too much work as the number of players grew.

(I believe that I remember that they didn't do it last year, and that I found myself looking at some earlier stockings by accident before I caught on.)

Definitely, stories are not the only items eligible to be stuffed in stockings! Good wishes are welcome, and fond reminiscences, and apt recommendations. And of course one can hang a stocking without stuffing others' stockings! Some years, some people are just too busy, or too burdened, or too sad, to stuff others' stockings, and that's okay! This is supposed to be a no-commitment festivity: "come as you are." :-)