brightknightie: Buffy and Willow sit on a bench outdoors at Sunnydale high on a sunny day. (Other Fandom Buffyverse)
#8. Interact with someone new.

Yesterday, I posted a brief reply to the anonymous moderator of the brand-new [community profile] myoldfandom ficathon, which is gearing up for its first event. ("Old" = no new canon after 2005.) So far, it sounds like an update of [ profile] oldschoolfic, which I enjoyed a lot. But I really know nothing at all about [community profile] myoldfandom or the people behind it (and I'm just a little nonplussed by the modly anonymity).

All my own dearest fanficly fandoms qualify, of course. FK, HL, YB, BSG78, D&DC. Probably even the Buffyverse qualifies, although the comics do purport to be canon. It's not that I don't watch and enjoy new series! I'm all over Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time, Person of Interest, Poldark, Call the Midwife, etc. I loved Forever while it lasted, and Grimm and Sleepy Hollow before they jumped their sharks. But of course they aren't — for better and for worse — the same as stories loved long and long and long.

I wonder whether [community profile] rarelywritten is planning a round this year. If so, I wonder whether the schedules will conflict or complement.
brightknightie: Nick in a diner squirting ketchup on fries (Food)

Recently in FK in my corners of social journaling:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • [ profile] oldschoolfic released on 5/30 with three FK stories.
  • [community profile] remix_her/[ profile] remix_her is a new female-characters remix challenge, in lieu of a 2012 round of [community profile] femme_fic/[ profile] femme_fic. They're polling to pick fandoms.
  • [community profile] fandom_of_one is a community for very small fandoms; FK is eligible.
  • [community profile] fkficfest/[ profile] fkficfest sign-ups were open through 05/25. Assignments are out, and writing is underway! Initially, we had 11 players, but a community-members-only Prompt Swap event (open until 11:59PM Pacific 6/01) brought the game to 13 players.
  • [ profile] rarewomen released on 5/07, with one FK story and some FK icons.


Meta (Essays, Analysis, Discussion)


Chiller has no FK scheduled for June or July. (Bad network! No ratings for you.)

LK Anniversary Last Week

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 09:24 pm
brightknightie: Nick looking up. (Nick)
So in addition to the twentieth anniversary of the first airing of "Dark Knight," FK's premiere, on May 5, this month brought us the sixteenth anniversary of the first airing of "Last Knight," FK's finale, on May 18 (give or take syndication).  I like to post a new piece on the LK anniversary, not in reaction to the episode — at least, not anymore — but rather just to say, hey, we're still here, and the story still lives.

This year, I failed that tradition.  However, for what it's worth, I do have a story waiting in the as-yet-unreleased [ profile] oldschoolfic queue... and, yeah, it's FK.

Here's to my favorite show, and to all of you!
brightknightie: Nick in a diner squirting ketchup on fries (Food)

Please forgive the lateness of this bulletin, and all my delays related to my computer crash. I am still catching up.

Recently in FK in my corners of social journaling:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • [community profile] fkficfest/[ profile] fkficfest will open sign-ups this weekend!
  • [ profile] rarewomen will release its queue on 5/07. Writers may still pick up pinch-hits and treats (whether or not they played in the main game).
  • [ profile] oldschoolfic is holding its queue for a pinch-hit; release may come at any time.


Meta (Essays, Analysis, Discussion)

4/12: [Locked] mentioned the opening day at Stratford's Shakespeare Festival.

Chiller has no FK scheduled for May or June. Bleah.

brightknightie: Stonetree and Norma looking at a CRT monitor (Computer)
My computer has crashed. Suddenly. Frighteningly. I came home from mass this morning to a computer that wouldn't turn on. And I was an idiot and didn't back up for months. It may be just the power supply, but I am not personally tech-savvy enough to know. (Obviously, I am on someone else's computer right now.)

Fannish Obligations Status:

  • FKFicFest: The opening of FKFicFest sign-ups will just have to continue being delayed for a little while longer. Y'all can think of prompts in advance, right? :-)

  • Rarewomen: Due 4/30. Fully drafted, ~4K words, with beta-reader. One way or another, from one borrowed computer or another, I shouldn't have to default on this game.

  • Oldschoolfic: Due 4/30. The incomplete rough draft existed only on the now-crashed computer. I intended to spend the day finishing it! Instead, I've spent that time panicking and driving to fix-my-computer land. I will request an extension...

  • Recommendation o' the Month: Nope, you didn't miss it. I got way behind and failed to post it. If I can't get to it tomorrow, this will have been the first month without an FK fanfic rec since 1999. I may indulge in back-dating when I catch up...

brightknightie: Schanke in a Hawaiian shirt at the Dolph Inn (Schanke)

Recently in FK in my corners of social journaling:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities


  • 2/23: [ profile] hearts_blood posted a revised version of her vignette "Warmth" (G, 690 words, Nick and Urs).
  • 2/04: [ profile] hearts_blood posted "Lost Boys and Golden Girls" (G, ~600 words) in reply to a "Tracy/Vachon, kiss, docks" prompt in a Cuddle/Kiss/Sex fic meme. (Then she locked it, because it had not been beta-read and revised.)
  • 4 FK works on AO3 currently show February 2012 publication dates. (I believe that one is new, and three are old.)

Meta (Chatter, Discussion and Essays)

  • 2/25: [Locked] discussed US vs. Canadian spelling and terminology in FK fanfiction (and the vagaries of canon).
  • 2/21: [Locked] shared that FK fan Diane E. died.
  • 2/20: [ profile] ithildyn mentioned Nick brought to mind by a song.
  • 2/18: [ profile] hearts_blood is playing a "Cliche-Fic Meme." FK is eligible; she's written two FK humor ficlets there so far (one with Nick and Natalie, one with Nick and Lacroix.)
  • 2/17: [ profile] hearts_blood updated her WIP list with two FK stories.
  • [ profile] greerwatson is sharing faction userpic icons: 2/25, 2/20, 2/18, 2/14 and 2/12.
  • [ profile] hearts_blood planned (2/08) a FK marathon, then explained (2/11) why it didn't happen, then reminded (2/13) herself to watch.
  • 2/02: [profile] gnosticdiva included FK in a WIP meme.
  • 2/02: [ profile] hearts_blood included an FK line in a WIP meme, and then posted a FK WIP draft called "Wrong Side" and requested opinions on whether and how to finish it.
  • 2/01: [ profile] hearts_blood noted the anniversary of the death of Heny II, Duke of Brabant (analogue of Nick's theoretical older brother).


  • 2/26: [ profile] pj1228 reviewed The Pitmen Painters, a play in which NB performed.
  • 2/21: [ profile] pj1228 announced that NB has a recurring role on the radio drama Trust, Inc. (Thursdays, 11:30PM, CBC Radio One; downloads available).
  • 2/05: [Locked] noted Blu Mankuma's appearance on Fringe.

Chiller has FK scheduled for Monday, March 12, 9AM-5PM, DK-CB!

brightknightie: Nick and his remote control (Remote Control)
I did sign up for [ profile] oldschoolfic, the ficathon for canceled series.  Join us?  They've got just ~5 players for their spring event and may have to cancel without a few more.  (I would hate to lose this playground for out-of-production fandoms; there are so few places for my best-beloved series.)  This time, I offered FK, HL, YB or BSG'78.  I know that others have offered B5 and FK; I assume that many more are offered, too.

Sign-ups close this Wednesday, 02/29.  Stories come due 04/30.  To review how this game works... )
brightknightie: Cassiopeia, in uniform (Other Fandom BSG)
I'm thinking of signing up for [ profile] oldschoolfic, the ficathon for canceled series, even though it's due on the same day as [ profile] rarewomen, for which I'm already signed up.  (Usually, I offer 10+ fandoms in this game; I'd offer just 4 this time. And I'd write nearer the minimum 1K words than usual!)  If I should reconsider, please tap my shoulder and remind me of sensibleness...?

[ profile] oldschoolfic sign-ups close on Wednesday 02/29; stories are due 04/30.  Players submit three prompts, usually two from two listed fandoms and a third from any canceled fandom ("wildcard"), but the rules also permit multiple prompts in a single listed fandom.  Listed Fandoms in Alphabetical Order )  The game twist this time is that in addition to another player's direct prompt, each writer also receives a third player's random song-lyric prompt.  As always, this game's minimum 1K words may be a single story, or two 500-word stories, or ten 100-word stories, etc.

Are any of you playing?  Considering playing?

Ficathons Update

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 12:21 pm
brightknightie: Lacroix and Nick playing chess in the 1940s (Games)
Today (02/14) is the last day to submit lyrics for [ profile] oldschoolfic's spring game.  (Lyric submission is not commitment to write.)  Sign-ups are scheduled to begin tomorrow.

Assignments should go out late tonight (Central Time) for [ profile] rarewomen, according to their update.  Assignments were originally scheduled for yesterday.

Nothing new on [community profile] fkficfest/[ profile] fkficfest.  Please just keep us in mind!

Here are some ficathons and communities in which I'm not personally involved, but which are being promoted by people I know: [community profile] caffeinatedmagic, [ profile] remixers_lounge, [community profile] month_of_meta/[ profile] month_of_meta, "Heroes Arrive Last" (mobility-impaired heroes), [community profile] fanart_recs, [community profile] fic_promptly, [ profile] scifibigbang.  I thought I would share, in case anyone who might enjoy them had not yet heard of them.
brightknightie: Lacroix and Nick playing chess in the 1940s (Games)
[ profile] oldschoolfic (sign-up 02/15-02/29) is collecting lyrics for its spring game.  Their mod said that we may submit a lyric without committing to write, so jump in!  (However, I personally think it's nicest if submitters plan at least to read the stories.)

At this time, the lyrics seem to me to lean heavily toward romance, and to trend perhaps a bit dark.  In my opinion, it would be great to have a more diverse selection emerge as more people contribute!

[ profile] rarewomen (sign-up 01/25-02/08) has over one-hundred players committed so far.  At this time, I am the only one to have requested or offered FK or YB.  One person besides me both requested and offered, and another offered, HL.  My other offers were BSG'78 and OUaT.

While I'll do my best no matter what, I admit that I really do hope to score a FK or HL match.  (For YB, I am not so silly as to hope. ~grin~)

[community profile] fkficfest/[ profile] fkficfest has its poll results up.  Expect a July due date, with sign-ups in late April or early May.  (BTW, I'm now the sole mod there.)


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