brightknightie: Nick in a diner squirting ketchup on fries (Food)
2017-06-09 09:37 am

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (5/01/17-5/31/17)

For the month of May, 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 started releasing in May (and finished in June)!
  • [community profile] fksquee had 1 post.
  • [community profile] slowburnbigbang, a panfandom big-bang challenge, has sign-ups through 6/30.
  • [community profile] smallfandomfest, a panfandom prompt-claiming game, is posting through 7/31.
  • [community profile] treatyoselfcomm matches "cheerleaders" with writers to complete a backlogged WIP. Sign-ups for cheerleaders are through 6/10.
  • [community profile] rarepairfest, a panfandom rare relationships exchange, has nominations through 6/14.

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 7 of the 776 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in May.

FK news & conversation:

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
2017-06-07 07:49 am

Tomorrow will bring the masterlist and the close of the '17 game

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)
2017-06-02 07:55 am

FKFicFest '17 rolls on! 5 stories so far

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)
2017-05-29 08:52 am

FKFicFest 2017 is releasing! (Do update your load date to your release date)

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!

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
2017-05-28 02:47 pm

Fully loaded!

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.

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
2017-05-28 12:35 pm

Story loading watch

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)
2017-05-27 11:02 pm

Looking good! Counting down...

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.

brightknightie: Tracy in her kitchen, while Vachon is in her fridge (Tracy)
2017-03-27 08:27 am

Would algorithm-matching (Yuletide rules) be better?

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?

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
2017-03-26 07:34 pm

matches coming

[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.

brightknightie: Nick plays piano but looks distracted (Nick Solemn)
2017-03-25 10:21 pm

slow matching

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.
brightknightie: Schanke in a Hawaiian shirt at the Dolph Inn (Schanke)
2017-03-24 07:46 am

FKFicFest '17 sign-up progress (last day)

We have 9 sign-ups so far! Sign-ups are open through tonight (11:59 PM Pacific, Friday, March 24) ... or, you know, when I start matching on Saturday morning.

How to sign up | Where to sign up


If you know someone who would have fun playing in an FK exchange, who may not yet have signed up, please remind that person!

brightknightie: Screed, Bourbon, Urs and Vachon in the 19th-century saloon (Trio Vachon's Crew)
2017-03-22 07:18 am

FKFicFest '17 promo posts complete

I've posted [community profile] fkficfest promos to every eligible community I know (on DW, LJ, and ForKni-L). Your turn! If you know another eligible community or venue, please let them know. If you haven't yet mentioned the game to your circle on your own journal, please consider it!

Sign-ups are open until this coming Friday, March 24, at 11:59 PM (how to sign up) (where to sign up). We currently have 7 sign-ups. I expect at least 1 more. I hope to be happily surprised by more than that...?
brightknightie: Lacroix and Nick playing chess in the 1940s (Games)
2017-03-19 05:52 pm

FKFicFest 2017 sign-up progress (continued)

We are up to 6 sign-ups for this year's [community profile] fkficfest exchange game. I know of 2 other people intending to play, and also 2 considering whether to play. Hopefully, more will be happy surprises!

Sign-ups are open until this coming Friday, March 24, at 11:59 PM (how to sign up) (where to sign up).

brightknightie: Nick's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)
2017-03-18 08:38 am

FKFicFest 2017 sign-up progress and promo posts

So far, we have 4 sign-ups for this year's [community profile] fkficfest exchange game (how to sign up) (where to sign up). Sign-ups are open until this coming Friday, March 24, at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).

You guys have posted some promos! Thank you! Check out:
More are definitely welcome! Invite your friends!

I've posted promos to all the eligible DW communities that I know of: [community profile] fandom_on_dw, [community profile] fandomcalendar, [community profile] last_writes, [community profile] yuletide, [community profile] femme_fic, [community profile] fksquee. Next: LJ communities (that I know of).

brightknightie: Nick in a diner squirting ketchup on fries (Food)
2017-03-12 04:28 pm

Ready to spread the word?

One player has already signed up for this year's [community profile] fkficfest. Yay, speedy person! I've got my own sign-up form in a TXT file. I'll tinker with it for a bit (we have until 11:59 PM Pacific on March 24).

I have this year's banner and promo post ready. I plan to start pinging one community per day either tonight or tomorrow. (I'm planning on [community profile] last_writes, [community profile] fandom_on_dw, and [community profile] fandomcalendar for sure. Maybe also [livejournal.com profile] femme_fic, [community profile] fksquee, [community profile] yuletide, [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, and [livejournal.com profile] oldschoolfic?)

Please do consider inviting fans to the game from your own journals, communities, and other venues! (Where does fandom hang out these days?) Feel free to use the banner if it serves you:
brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
2017-03-11 11:10 pm

FKFicFest '17 sign-ups are now open

The 2017 rules and sign-ups post is now up on [community profile] fkficfest. Sign-ups are open!

(That took longer than expected. Sorry!)

Please come play with us this year. :-) FK is turning 25, and everyone is welcome! As you may remember, back in our fifth game, we declared a jubilee and wiped the slate clean; no one is suspended or banned in any way.
brightknightie: Schanke reading Emily's novel (Reads)
2017-03-08 07:54 am

FKFicFest '17 sign-ups will open no later than March 11

As mentioned, I'll open this year's [community profile] fkficfest sign-ups no later than this Saturday, March 11. If you're thinking of playing (please do!), this may be a good time to start pondering what new FK stories you'd love to read, and what new prompts may inspire them!

Because there're so few of us, and because our interests can be so factional, if you've played before, it's not unlikely that your match this year could have received one of your prompt slates in a previous year. A freshly hatched prompt may be most likely to spark a blooming new story...? Not that recycled, rerun, never-attempted prompts don't also have their places!

Just something I've been dwelling on. :-)
brightknightie: Urs looking at her drink in the Raven (Urs)
2017-03-04 08:35 am

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (2/01/17-2/28/17)

For the month of February, 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, the FK ficathon community, announced the 2017 pre-game poll results.
    • Sign-ups will start no later than March 11.
    • Sign-ups will close at 11:59PM Pacific on March 24 (or maybe noon the next day).
    • Stories will be due May 27.
  • [community profile] halfamoon, the annual 2-week celebration of female characters, has wrapped up. (I don't know whether any FK characters appeared this year.)
  • [community profile] pbam, the "porn battle" fiction amnesty community, is accepting fills through March 15.
  • [community profile] onedeadplotbunny, a support/motivation creativity community, opened its latest round in February (no deadlines, no sign-ups).

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 3 of the 748 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in February.

FK discussion, meta & news

  • 3/01: [personal profile] havocthecat relayed a Facebook conversation about FK on a VtM group.
  • 2/25: [personal profile] pj1228 shared that Richard McMillan (who played Matthew in DtKY and Lindley in CRCH) has died.
  • 2/01: [personal profile] pj1228 noted several actor appearances:
    • Geraint Wyn Davies on stage in Liv Stein in Toronto (ran through February 12)
    • Nigel Bennett on stage in The Audience in Toronto (ran through February 26)
    • Nigel Bennett on screen in xXx3 - The Return of Xander Cage (premiered on January 5)

brightknightie: Nick, Natalie and Schanke looking at Nick's painting of his beast (Trio Nick Natalie Schanke)
2017-02-03 07:30 am

FKFicFest 2017 poll closes in ~16 hours

We have 8 answers on DW (and 1 on LJ) to the 2017 FKFicFest pre-game survey. Should we play this year? When and how? The poll is open until 11:59 PM Pacific Time tonight, February 3 (or, you know, when I turn on my computer on Saturday).

Planned changes: we'll be playing in the spring, we'll be codifying that acknowledging your exchange writer is expected, and we'll be minimizing LJ posts in favor of DW.

Thanks!
brightknightie: Nick's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)
2017-01-01 05:18 pm

A happy new year! ...and what's up with LJ/Russia

I wish you a very happy and healthy new year! And I wish all those in positions of leadership, inspiration, and power the wisdom, compassion and determination to help everyone to a better year and a better world. ♥

You've probably heard about LiveJournal moving to Russian servers (Morgandawn's post). If you're LJ-only, you may wish to look over the guide to DW for LJ users, especially how to import/back-up your LJ to DW.

my Brightknightie LJ account )

our FKFicFest LJ community )

So: I'm thinking! :-) What are you thinking?