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22 May 2009 @ 10:22 pm
A Gen Ficathon  
I just discovered that a multifandom gen_ficathon is coming our way!  Excellent.  With no animosity toward the infinite wonderful flavors of romance, I consider gen my natural habitat.

I nominated FK in their fandoms poll.  The next step, says their rules post, will be voting for the official fandoms May 27-June 3.  As is customary, participants must offer to write in a minimum number of designated fandoms for the game to be manageable.  FK will need to achieve "official" status on the ballot to make it likely we'll see FK written in this event.  They plan to send assignments on June 28, with a posting deadline of August 11.

(The moderator seems to be paperflowered.  I'm not acquainted with her.  Are you?)

Addendum:  Shall I define "gen"?  It originally stood for "general."  The current usage seems to be that all fanfiction can be divided into gen or romance, and that romance can then be subdivided by the identities of the participants.  Both gen and romance may have any rating; it's a matter of subject, not severity.

One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: natalieamilyn on May 23rd, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
I have joined up and will duly vote for FK and put a request in so that perhaps fic will occur. :-)
Amy R.: Thanksbrightknightie on May 23rd, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Great! Thank you. FK is so gen-rich; it's nice to celebrate that.
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fear: flying by Abby & Rache & meamilyn on May 23rd, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I enjoy romance fic at times, but my favorite stuff tends to be gen...or stories that may have a romantic element but have the main focus on gen.

I'm such old school in my fanfic preferences.
Amy R.: Caddybrightknightie on May 23rd, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
>"I'm such old school in my fanfic preferences."

The classics became such for good reason. ;-)

I usually lean toward whatever was the standard in canon; I like to read stories that put me strongly in mind of that with which I fell in love originally. (Of course I also like to read things that go where the show could not! But gen has the special strength of a happy home.)
chelseagirl on May 23rd, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)

I don't need to write anymore fic ever, but I like the idea of a lot of new gen.
Amy R.: Janette Againbrightknightie on May 23rd, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
>"I don't need to write anymore fic ever"

Ouch. That sounds more like your most recent fandom was callous and inhospitable, than like your job gives you constant opportunities to write about interesting things so you don't need to turn to fanfiction... I'm sorry.

>"but I like the idea of a lot of new gen."

I think it would be a lot of fun, and could lend itself to interesting challenges!
chelseagirl on May 23rd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
It's much much more the latter; time spent plotting and daydreaming about fanfic is time not spent daydreaming about what texts I might teach in the Romantics course or plotting how to reformulate a chapter into an article.

I think "callous and inhospitable" might be harsher than is entirely accurate. I made friends and wrote stories and people liked them a lot, and gradually the people who cared about the sort of thing I wrote about weren't active anymore, and the new people were only there for the slash. I don't think they meant to be unwelcoming; there was just a seismic shift in the fandom. I've been reading fic in a new fandom over the past week or so, but I haven't felt any motivation to write it, for whatever reason. Probably because I really do need to center my energies on other things, and writing starts to use those same circuits.

But it does sound exciting to read a lot of new gen; maybe I'll venture a story if there are enough fandoms I know anything about involved.
Amy R.: Janettebrightknightie on June 1st, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
>"Probably because I really do need to center my energies on other things, and writing starts to use those same circuits."

Yes, I understand. I sometimes think I would be more content in my RL work if writing fanfic didn't give such a high that my RL job looks so bleak by comparison. Your job has the possibility -- not always fulfilled, I know! -- of a very similar satisfaction, along with many other satisfactions and advantages fanfic can't bring. Granted, it doesn't pay much better than fanfic ;-) but of course you're making the right choice to channel your imagination so productively.
abby82: FK--hero supportabby82 on May 25th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
::cracks knuckles::

Alright, I'm game! Forever Knight will be an official fandom or I'm sending Schanke to do some persuading.
Amy R.: Lacroixbrightknightie on May 26th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
:-) Thanks!

We can hold Lacroix in reserve for persuasion, in case all do not fall promptly to the Schanke charm. ;-)