brightknightie: Nick and Natalie in the caddy in the sunshine ("Seize Your Day in the Sun") (Sun)
2017-08-13 01:27 pm

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (7/01/17-7/31/17)

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

Ficathons, fests & communities that welcome FK

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 7 of the 782 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in July.

News & conversation:


brightknightie: Nick picking up Joan's cross (Faith)
2017-07-09 06:27 pm

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (6/01/17-6/30/17)

For the month of June, 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 finished releasing in June!
  • [community profile] fksquee had 6 posts.
  • [community profile] serendipityclaims is a new panfandom, "prompt table" community.
  • [community profile] genex, a panfandom gen, relationships exchange, has signups to 7/16.
  • [community profile] porn_tree, a panfandom, "prompt tree" community, has a new round to 7/31.
  • [community profile] iddyiddybangbang, a panfandom, 5K+ words challenge, has signups and prompting to 7/17.
  • [community profile] fandomgiftbox is a gifting fest a la Fandom Stocking (for summer).
  • [community profile] auexchange, a panfandom, alternate-universe exchange, has signups to 7/19.
  • [community profile] unconventionalcourtship, a panfandom, romance challenge, releases from 8/18 to 9/17 (signups seem open yet).
  • [personal profile] scribblemyname, a traditional (100 words) drabble exchange, opens its collection on 7/16.

FK fanfiction & other fanworks
Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 11 of the 781 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in June.

News & conversation:

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: Schanke and Nick at a hot dog stand ("Eating his way across town") (Partners)
2017-04-30 07:13 pm

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (4/01/17-4/30/17)

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: Janette and Schanke in the Raven (LaCroissant)
2017-04-01 12:33 pm

FK Recently: What you guys have been up to (3/01/17-3/31/17)

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: 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's caddy parked at his loft ("My Fandom Knows Trunk Space") (Caddy)
2017-01-31 10:46 pm

FK Recently: What You Guys Have Been Up To (1/01/17-1/31/17)

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)
2016-12-26 10:42 am

Stories for me to remember to look at via Yuletide 2016

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)
2016-12-20 10:32 pm

HL "Holiday Shortcuts" Exchange 2016 now releasing

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)
2016-10-08 07:37 am

scheduling FKFicFest 2017

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)
2016-10-08 07:25 am

HL "Holiday Shortcuts" Exchange 2016 (sign-ups through Sunday)

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)
2016-10-04 10:34 pm

FKFicFest 2016 Day 9

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)
2016-10-03 10:35 pm

FKFicFest 2016 Days 7 & 8

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)
2016-10-01 10:13 am

FKFicFest 2016 Days 5 & 6

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!