When I play in a ficathon, I usually post a list of recommendations as soon as I finish reading and commenting. I feel that I ought not do that as a mod, though — trumpeting my personal preferences for some stories over my genuine gratitude for each and every story — so I haven't for fkficfest
. However, perhaps I can help point some readers toward the stories that will appeal to their
personal preferences? We had thirteen stories this year, and here is one way of sorting them:Like history?
"Phases of the Moon
" (PG-13, ~7K; Seline, Lacroix, Divia) by Greer is set in Rome and Pompeii in the two years immediately preceding the eruption of Vesuvius, with flashbacks further into Seline's past. "We'll Always Have New Orleans
" (G, ~1K; Janette, Nick) by Mayhavefakedit is set one-third during Prohibition and two-thirds at the end of second season, as Janette decides to move on. "Chante à Nouveau
" (PG-13, ~10K; Urs, Lacroix, Fleur, Nick, Vachon) by me is set half in 1239 (in what is today southern France) and half in mid-third season.Like humor?
" (PG, ~5K; Natalie, Nick, Lacroix) by Amilyn strands an angsty vampire, an intoxicated vampire, a coroner and a pregnant lady in an elevator in the CN Tower. "Tinkers to Evers to Chances to Play
" (PG, ~5K; Nick, Janette, Schanke, Natalie, Lacroix, Cohen) by Twilight2000 continually interrupts Nick and Janette's attempts to get romantic. "Mandatory Training
" (G, ~2K; Nick, Schanke, Natalie) by Natmerc supplies a classic first-season tag scene.Like mystery?
In "The Ties That Bind
" (PG, ~4K; Nick, Fleur, Tracy, Lacroix) by Melissa, Nick and Tracy follow a serial murderer from Toronto to Montreal. In "Renovation
" (G, ~2K; Nick, Natalie, Lacroix) by WaltD, Nick's contractors find a dead body hidden in the loft. In "Not in My City
" (PG, ~4K; Nick, Natalie, Vachon, Tracy) by Deire, Nick, Vachon and Tracy work together to bring down a threat to humans and vampires. In "Some Friendly Advice
" (G, ~1K; Stonetree, Cohen), Stonetree tries to tell Cohen something she doesn't quite grasp.Like adventure?
" (PG-13, ~12K; Nick, Natalie, Reese, Tracy) by Foxy crashes in the mountains in the south-eastern US. "Buttered Noodles
" (PG, ~2K; Janette, Natalie, Nick) by Coralysendria holds up a store at gunpoint. "Generations
" (PG-13, ~12K; Nick, Natalie, Lacroix, Tracy) by PJ1228 converts Natalie to vampirism, with nothing about the change coming easily.Like drabbles?
There are party favor drabbles
for all on-time players, and then also the fkcommentfic
"after party" as well.