LK anniversary

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 08:32 am
brightknightie: Nick leaning over Natalie's body (May I refer you to the Goldenplaid Script?) (Character Death)
Today, May 18, is the 21st anniversary of the first airing of "Last Knight," give or take local syndication.

For several years after, I tried to post a new story, poem, or essay on the anniversary each year, a little show of memory, respect, defiance, and the persistence of our dear FK community. I haven't managed that in quite some time. But this year, at least, we will have [community profile] fkficfest stories start releasing in May, which is the month not only of the "Last Knight" finale in 1996, but of the "Dark Knight" premiere in 1992.

Life, death, hope, despair. History, mystery, philosophy, adventure. Identity, freedom, choice, desire. ♥ FK is so many stories! Still.

brightknightie: Misty picks up and hugs eevee (Pokemon Go)
There's a Level 40 player in my neighborhood gym. Is she visiting someone? Or spoofing her location? I've never seen her avatar's name here before.

My Princess Blissey — Queen Blissey has slightly higher CP, but a slightly less strong defensive moveset — recently held the top of the neighborhood gym for 7 days in a row. New personal record! Now, after the gym changed teams a few times at the weekend, she's just #5 below the pokemon of several high-level players whose avatar names I don't recognize, including this Level 40 trainer. Whose avatar wears a mask.

Peculiar.

brightknightie: Schanke reading Emily's novel (Reads)
Poking around for storytelling insights to (hopefully!) help my '17 FKFicFest story come out as my recipient might like, this aphorism particularly struck me:

"Dramatic characters are driven mainly by what they want. Comic characters are driven mainly by what they don't want."
— attributed to a Tom Schlesinger, who leads writing workshops

Just thought I'd share. :-) Good luck to everyone imagining, writing, editing!
brightknightie: Schanke and Nick at a hot dog stand ("Eating his way across town") (Partners)

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

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

  • [community profile] fkficfest is in progress. Stories come due May 27!
  • [community profile] fksquee had 3 new posts.
  • [community profile] tic_tac_woe is a new all-fandoms mini-bingo challenge game with apocalyptic prompts.
  • [community profile] tv_talk is rebooting as an all-fandoms discussion community.
  • [personal profile] memekink wishes to compile an all-fandoms list of all kink memes on DW only.
  • [community profile] fandomcomm is a new all-fandoms meta (discussion, friending, etc.) community.
  • [community profile] fffc, "Froday [sic] Flash Fiction Challenge," is a new all-fandoms weekly prompt community.
  • [community profile] fandomweekly is an all-fandoms weekly writing challenge community, with voting for winners per round.
  • Recommendation communities recap: [community profile] fanart_recs, [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers, [community profile] gensplosion, [community profile] recshelf, and [community profile] fancake. (Know more FK-friendly rec communities? Tell me about them!)

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 6 of the 756 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in April.

News & conversation:

  • The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), the nice people behind the Archive Of Our Own (AO3), held an April membership drive. But there's no deadline! You can come aboard and help all year round.
  • 4/06: [personal profile] melissatreglia relayed from HorrorSociety.com news of an in-pre-production FK movie, by CurseBorne Films.
  • 4/12: [personal profile] abby82 shared that Indiwire placed FK #6 on its list of top vampire television shows.
  • 4/14: [personal profile] nicholas_lucien marked Natalie's birthday (per "Last Knight;" yes, "Only the Lonely" disagrees; FK is FK ~grin~).
  • 4/20: [personal profile] nicholas_lucien marked GWD's birthday.

brightknightie: Misty picks up and hugs eevee (Pokemon Go)
Per Reversal (YouTube episode, ~4 minutes), Toronto currently has more Level 40 players (57!) than any city in the world, and their Pokemon Go community got together to commemorate it. How?

Simultaneously, they maxed out 4 gyms — Mystic/Blue, Valor/Red, Instinct/Yellow — with 10 Level 40 trainers each.

Absolutely awesome.

brightknightie: Toronto sunset cityscape (Toronto)
It seems that the rumors of a Forever Knight movie in development have been confirmed as true.

If you'd like information or conversation about it, I recommend trying [personal profile] greerwatson, who posted about it on ForKni-L, or [personal profile] melissatreglia, who posted about it on her blog. Source: "CurseBorne Films To Develop Forever Knight Movie" by Mitchell Wells on HorrorSociety.com. And the production company is of course on Facebook.

The hopeful bit, to me, is that although this Nick is planned to be "a freelance detective [who] only takes on cases that deal with the supernatural or occult" (for me, personally, that sounds weak and hollow next to the thematic richness of the reformed killer fighting killing, the one who won't die yet is dead surrounded by true death and true life), nevertheless, and although the production company has previously made only horror, this would be a "departure from strictly horror-based projects" (the FK I love isn't horror).

It took me several minutes to figure out that the giant red "V" in their current project logo probably means to suggest "vampire," which could be disheartening, undermining hopes that they understand that FK is about more than that. It took me less time to identify the serif font; I've actually used it (or one like it) in many FK projects over the years (I'm not the only one).

I'd rather not debate this possible movie just right now, so I've turned off comments. The news feels... a little bit pained, you know? Old injuries. Please forgive any inconvenience. I'm sure there will be plenty of time yet, and future posts.

brightknightie: Janette and Schanke in the Raven (LaCroissant)

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

Ficathons, fests & communities that welcome FK

  • [community profile] fkficfest, the FK ficathon, had 10 sign-ups and sent its 2017 exchange matches. (Stories are due May 27.)
  • [community profile] genprompt_bingo, a low-commitment panfandom challenge game, has opened a new round. To play, request a card.
  • [community profile] springfest, a month-long panfandom prompt fest, is open for fills 04/02-04/30.
  • [community profile] familyex, a multifandom exchange focused on family relationships, has sign-ups through 04/02.
  • [community profile] soulexchange, a multifandom exchange focused on soulmate/soulbond tropes, has nominations through 04/01, and sign-ups through 04/09.
  • Just a reminder of known panfandom recommendation communities: [community profile] fanart_recs, [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers, [community profile] gensplosion, [community profile] recshelf, and [community profile] fancake. (Know more FK-friendly forums? Tell me about them!)

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 8 of the 754 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in March.

News & conversation:

brightknightie: Tracy in her kitchen, while Vachon is in her fridge (Tracy)
Yes, I'm afraid that many of the [community profile] fkficfest matches are challenging this year. I'm truly very sorry. If any players would like a swap, I'll facilitate!

Perhaps we should switch to machine-matching, like Yuletide?

matches coming

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 07:34 pm
brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
[community profile] fkficfest matches will start emailing as soon as I post this.

I'm sorry; it really did take this long. I went to mass and a movie this weekend, but did almost nothing else besides move "reader" and "writer" slips of paper around for hours on end.

slow matching

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 10:21 pm
brightknightie: Nick plays piano but looks distracted (Nick Solemn)
I'm going to sleep on the [community profile] fkficfest matches I've got, in case of further inspiration, and then send them on Sunday. I apologize for the delay!

Addendum, Sunday, 11:26 AM: Still matching. Sorry! Few are easy this year, but I hope they will turn out to be good.

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