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08 February 2009 @ 09:49 am
What You Guys Have Been Up To  
(Aside: Is something weird with icons on LJ today?  My Schanke userpic is displaying as someone's fairy userpic.)

Recently, in FK on my LJ Friends List:

  • Celebrating Female Characters.  The femme_fic ficathon, on 02/01, began accepting sign-ups.  They're unscreened this year, so take a look!  A wide variety of fandoms are offered.  Only one FK request is up so far, and while it's a very nice request, it would be outstanding if there were more.  (I'm hesitating over my sign-up because of Real Life obligations, or there would be two already.  But, you know, seduce me with more FK prompts and offers, right? ~g~)  Sign-ups are open through 02/28.
  • Celebrating Claire Rankin Charactersfalcon_horus, from 01/23 through 01/28, collected prompts for her Claire Rankin-characters drabble-a-thon.  The prompts went up on 02/01, and there was a dash of conversation about Fleur and Natalie on 02/07.  All the drabbles posted so far are about Rankin's non-FK characters; I intend to produce at least one for Fleur.
  • Female Characters, and also NC-17abby82, on 01/23, promoted two separate ficathon-style events, "Porn Battle VII" and halfamoon, for which FK is eligible.  The halfamoon community celebrates female characters, and their event runs 02/01-02/14.

  • Iconsithildyn, on 02/03, pointed us to her freshly updated icons-to-share page, which includes FK icons, among many others.
  • Meme.  The "extras to order" fanfiction meme drew FK responses from hearts_blood here and from amilyn here.  And ithildyn here and havocthecat here offered, but no one asked them about FK.
  • Actorspj1228, on 01/30, reviewed Just Buried, newly released on DVD (Region 1 only), which co-stars Nigel Bennett.
  • Conventions.  Someone who posted under a lock on 01/29 announced the "Breakout Before Moonlight" con this summer in London, and noted that while it's mainly a Moonlight con, some longtime FK fans will be there.
  • Nostalgia.  Someone who posted under a lock reminisced on 01/28 about a wacky multi-fandom round-robin story (including FK) that we participated in long ago.  Thanks for the memories!
  • Wikisusanmgarrett, on 01/19, mentioned that she has been putting story listings on the Forever Knight Wiki, and invited authors to drop by and list their stories, or clean up entries. Separately, apparently someone had mislisted her as a Perk. Egad.
  • Fiction and Actorsabby82, on 02/01, posted a new story, "Illusions of Mortality," written for, um, "Porn Battle VII."  On 01/21, she shared scads of GWD photos from American Psycho 2 (2002), which she says was an intentionally campy movie costarring William Shatner.  Ger plays a psychiatrist.

dj_clawsondj_clawson on February 10th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
I don't think Aristotle fans have a designation.
greerwatsongreerwatson on February 14th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
"I don't think Aristotle fans have a designation."

Not that I know of. Nor fans of Felix, either. Of course, that wouldn't necessarily have to stop you declaring a faction affiliation.


As for Felix's fans: Feliksities? Happy Twisters?

Mind you, I'm flabbergasted by the pedestrian names of one or two of the factions. Why on earth are fans of Stonetree called "Stonetree-ites", when they could have called themselves "Stoners" or "Tree-huggers"?
Amy R.: Caddybrightknightie on February 14th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
>"Why on earth are fans of Stonetree called "Stonetree-ites","

Actually, I learned from lastscorpion a year or two ago -- and it was news to me, but made perfect sense -- that the original name of Stonetree's faction was the "Scorpions," from that scene in "Dark Knight" in which Stonetree warns Schanke off the vampire angle by recounting a Southwestern legend about scorpions. lastscorpion, who was a first-season fan, was the only person ever to take up Stonetree's mantle as her primary faction, and so her faction got forgotten.

I need a "Captains" icon... :-)
dj_clawsondj_clawson on February 14th, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
OK, settle this for me: Was Stonetree Native American as a character, but they just never mentioned it?

Think about it.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on February 15th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
>"Was Stonetree Native American as a character, but they just never mentioned it?"

That's the standard assumption. Because Gary Farmer is Native American, we've presumed that Joe Stonetree is. However, there doesn't seem to be an expectation that Stonetree necessarily comes from the same Native American nation that Farmer does; because of the scorpion story in "Dark Knight," some people like to give Stonetree roots in Arizona.

Naturally, "never said aloud" = "not canon." ~shrug~ But it makes the same amount of sense as assuming Tracy has European ancestors because Lisa Ryder does. Schanke and Natalie both had bits of their ethnic backgrounds mentioned on screen, but, perhaps curiously, neither Stonetree nor Cohen ever did. (I'd include Reese for the captain trifecta, but I'd have to rewatch "Jane Doe" to be certain it went unsaid aloud there, too.)

I like to imagine that if we'd gotten to keep a captain for more than a season, we would have learned than that Stonetree plays accordion and Cohen has personal photos on her desk.

And sometimes I think that television, film and stage have it easier on the diversity front than prose fiction. A television show can cast people and let their presence speak wordlessly; prose fiction must mention the trait in so many words to establish it, and that's so often awkward.
dj_clawson: Aristotledj_clawson on February 15th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
Having a Native American character and just not having it come up is WAY better than season 3's stereotypical magic-having Indians.

Also in season 3: incest and making fun of retards. How did they get away with this stuff?
Amy R.: Castbrightknightie on February 14th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
I thought that "Philosophers" had been suggested for them, but that no one ever took it up as a primary designation. However, it's not on the old Affiliations List created by the founder of the Natpack (last updated 1996) so I may well be misremembering. I'll post the question.
greerwatsongreerwatson on February 14th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
"I thought that "Philosophers" had been suggested for them,"

Since I just came up with Philosophers (not to mention Feliksities and Happy Twisters) off the top of my head, this rather suggests that that's the incredibly obvious choice for a faction name for Aristotle, doesn't it? Whether it was ever official, or not.
dj_clawsondj_clawson on February 14th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
There was some fanlisting site that listed Aristotle fans under the heading "the Academy." I get the joke, but I can't exactly say I'm an Academian. Besides Lyceum makes more sense, even if it's more obscure.