brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
All 10 new 2017 [community profile] fkficfest stories are now revealed! Read them on the AO3.

Tomorrow, I'll post the "closing ceremonies" master list of all the stories, and we'll wrap for the year.

If you haven't already, this would be a great time to point your friends and followers to the game! Share the FK love! And of course it's never too late to share a comment or kudos to make an author's day.

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
This is our halfway point! We've released 5 stories in this year's [community profile] fkficfest, and we have 5 to go. You can follow the game live on our AO3 collection or from our DW community.

If you read a story, please consider letting the author know! You can leave a comment or click the "Kudos" button. You don't have to have an account or be signed in!

If you haven't had time to read during the workweek, I hope that the weekend brings you time!

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
The first story of 2017's [community profile] fkficfest is released!

This particular story went first because it's one of the longest this year, and it seemed good to space out the tales that could take more time to read. It's also one of two sharing another characteristic (shh! spoilers!), which also seemed good to stagger for variety.

It did not go first because it was the first loaded, although it was one of the earlier loads. You can see its original loading date of "2017-05-16" right now. Authors can change those dates when their stories release! I'd encourage authors to consider doing so. I'd suggest that when your story releases, you open it to edit and change the date from when it loaded to when it released. I believe that this boosts your story up to the top of the AO3 lists at that time. It gives your story a better chance to be seen by readers who are casually browsing "recently posted" content on your release day. I will do this for the story I wrote.

Yay, FK writers! Yay, FK beta-readers! Yay, FK readers!

Fully loaded!

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 02:47 pm
brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
All ten 2017 [community profile] fkficfest stories are in our AO3 queue! No pinch-hitters needed!

I'm checking that each looks ship-shape (with a recipient and rating and so on). And I'm drawing up our schedule. The first story will release tomorrow; the last will release June 7.

Story loading watch

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 12:35 pm
brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
9 of 10 stories are in our AO3 [community profile] fkficfest queue. I heard from the tenth writer on Friday; I expect to hear again soon.
brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
Just thought I'd note that, with an hour to go, 8 of 10 stories are in our [community profile] fkficfest queue on the AO3. Great work, everyone!

I won't be staying up to watch the others roll in. I'll look again on Sunday morning, Pacific Time (after mass, brunch, and my 7-day streak bonuses in PokemonGo ~grin~).

The first story will release on Monday.

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: Cropped screenshot of my PokemonGO avatar as seen in gyms (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.

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