brightknightie: Nick's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)

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

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

Fanfiction and other fanworks

Chat & meta

brightknightie: Schanke reading Emily's novel (Reads)
I haven't yet read any, but I see that Yuletide 2016 yielded:
  • 3 new D&DC stories (and there's 1 that posted independently in October, since the last time I checked)
  • 3 new FK stories (and there's 1 that posted independently on Christmas Day)
  • 0 new BSG78 stories (although 3 posted independently in November and December)
  • 0 new YB stories (although someone included it in a mass crossover in October; otherwise, it last had a story of any kind in 2013)
  • 14 new Galavant stories
  • 13 new Pokémon Go stories (I didn't know PokéGo fanfic was a thing. But OF COURSE it is.)
And many, many more. Including 4 stories for A Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs by Aimee Picchi, which I'd never heard of, but will be looking up on the strength of that title!

I'm particularly looking forward to the D&DC tales. Falling prey to prejudging a fanfic by its tags and summary, I think they look congenial. I shall see... :-)
brightknightie: Tessa working with a chisel tool at her desk in the barge (Other Fandom HL Tessa)
For the first time, I participated in HLH_Shortcuts, the Highlander winter fanfiction exchange, this year. Though they've been around longer than FKFicFest, this is their first year posting to the AO3.

Stories have now begun releasing — the winter solstice is Duncan MacLeod's birthday — and may continue up to the edge of the Yuletide release, if I've counted correctly. If you're looking for new stories to enjoy until then, you may want to follow on LJ ([livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts) or the AO3 (HL Secret Santa 2016 collection).

This game releases anonymously, and then they see who can guess the most authors correctly. I trust that you, here, can spot my writing a mile off in such a context. :-) But it's theoretically a secret, so, shhh! :-)
brightknightie: Grace smiling, wearing coloful collared blouse over white knit top (Grace)
You may remember that we pushed this year's FKFicFest later in the year, trying to get it out of the path of an all-consuming product launch at my workplace. As Murphy's Law would have it, they ended up unfolding simultaneously anyway. I'm exhausted. I've barely slept in weeks. Today, when I could finally have slept in, I still woke up early. :-) My blood-caffeine level may take a while to normalize. ;-)

Next year, if people want to play again, maybe we can play in May, June, or early July? Those seem the wiser direction to move, to avoid what I'm guessing will be a parallel product launch next year.

Just thinking ahead...
brightknightie: Darius pours tea for Duncan. (Other Fandom HL Darius)

The annual [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts exchange game is accepting sign-ups through October 9, 2016 (Eastern Time). I've never played in this game, but I always read it!

Schedule:

  • Sign-ups close: 10/09/16
  • Assignments sent: By 10/11/16
  • Submission deadline: 12/15/16
  • Releasing: 12/20/16.

Historically, this game has been played on LiveJournal only, with players emailing their stories to the mod, who posts them second-hand on LJ. This year, the mod says that she may set up to use the AO3 instead, but it doesn't look like that's certain yet.

Minimum length: only 500 words.

brightknightie: Schanke in a Hawaiian shirt at the Dolph Inn (Schanke)
And so we arrive at the very last story in this year's [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest. It's not a sad farewell, but a funny one!

Today's story offers a humorous series of increasingly questionable choices, when it's Stonetree's precinct's turn to host the annual police raffle...

Tomorrow: the masterlist to close the game.
brightknightie: Urs looking at her drink in the Raven (Urs)
Believe it or not, this year's [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest is almost over! Tuesday will bring the last new story. Wednesday will bring the closing ceremonies.

Catching up:
  • Sunday's story is by [personal profile] greerwatson for one of the prompts I submitted, myself: "The big, red-carpet premiere of the Alix Logan movie that's being filmed in the second-season episode "Amateur Night." (Could be set before, after, or instead of "Black Buddha, Part 1.")"
  • Monday's story is by [personal profile] melissatreglia for one of the prompts [personal profile] greerwatson submitted: "A cop's life, a cop's ... spouse."
I didn't mean to schedule the 2 Schanke stories one after the other! Oops. I was actually trying to space out our pairing stories, as we had only 3 this in this big gen year.
brightknightie: Natalie on the phone in her lab. (Natalie)
I was so tired after work last night that I forgot to mention yesterday's [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest story here! But of course everyone should be following on the DW or LJ communities, or the AO3 itself, or on ForKni-L, all of which I did remember.

So Friday's story, #5 of 9, is short a Nick and Natalie novelty, and today's, #6 of 9, is a longer Nick/Lacroix tale that I haven't yet read.

Please come look for stories that you and people you know might enjoy! Please consider telling your friends and followers about the fest!
brightknightie: Lacroix looking through the chain curtain at the Raven (Lacroix)
Thursday's [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest story release (4 of 9) is our first 'ship story of the year, and the longest story so far revealed. If a Nick/Lacroix story is your cup of Ribena, check it out! If you know a UFer who hasn't yet tuned in to the fest, turn her on to this!

As a reminder, authors can choose to change the posting date of their stories to the date that they release in the fest to boost them to the top of the AO3's FK list at that time. I don't know for sure that this helps gain pageviews, but I want every FKFicFest writer to get every hit available!
brightknightie: Janette, wearing black-tasseled earrings (Janette Again)
This year's third [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest story released on Wednesday. It happened to be the one that I wrote — "The Time Will Come" (general audiences; gen; 2,513 words; starring Janette) — from a prompt by [personal profile] sharpest_asp. Thanks to [personal profile] batdina for beta-reading!

Please consider checking out all the stories as they reveal. You can tune in every day on DW, LJ, ForKni-L, or our AO3 collection.

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