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: Three seasons of Forever Knight (Cast)

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

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary: 0 of the 714 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in this period (but that's 2 more works than showed at this time last month, so I presume backdating).

Chat & meta

  • 8/24: [personal profile] greerwatson shared news of FK fan Arletta Asbury's death.
  • 8/16: [Locked] commented on the accuracy and objectivity of assorted fandom wikis, including an FK resource.
  • 8/11: [personal profile] lastscorpion observed Natalie's mad-scientist tendencies.

brightknightie: Janette and Nick giving the red-wrapped firetruck to Daniel. (Gift)
Yuletide has released, and I see one FK story this year: "Trumpet St Peter's Angels" (~4K words, G, gen).

Merry Christmas!
brightknightie: Janette and Nick giving the red-wrapped firetruck to Daniel. (Gift)

A happy St. Nicholas Day (Nick's name day) to all, and a happy Hanuka starting soon! This reminds me to set out my beloved Forever Net Before Christmas zine so that I can reread its holiday FK stories as part of my Advent joys. (If you don't have the zine, try my "trope:holidays" tag? Over the years, I've linked to as many of its stories as I've found online, and many other FK holiday tales besides).

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

Ficathons, fests and communities that welcome FK

  • All the various [community profile] yuletide/[ profile] yuletide activities and efforts continue!
  • [community profile] fandom_stocking, the annual no-commitment, multifandom, treat fest, is taking sign-ups through 12/14 and fills through 1/05/16. (There's a "Characters" field in the template, to go with the "'Ships" field, for the first time this year!) Here're the stockings wishing for FK.
  • [community profile] genprompt_bingo, a multifandom fic bingo challenge with gen prompts (but not necessarily gen fills), has opened a new round, lasting through March 2016.
  • [community profile] galentinesday, a multifandom exchange ficathon for female characters' relationships, is taking sign-ups through 12/09. The submission deadline is 2/06/16.
  • Recommendation communities that would welcome you posting about your FK favorites include: [community profile] fanart_recs, [ profile] het_reccers, [community profile] gensplosion and [community profile] recshelf. (Know more FK-friendly rec communities? Tell me about them!)

Archive of our Own (AO3) Summary
2 of the 631 FK stories on the AO3 show posting dates in this period:

brightknightie: With Hank and Diana in the lead, the children confront Tiamat. (Other Fandom D&D poster)
It looks like I'm not going to get deeper into the stack any time soon, so I'm going to just go ahead with this list of links now:

Dungeons and Dragons (the '80s cartoon) scored two stories this year, both for Astolat. I enjoyed each in its own way. Both are very pleasingly canon-friendly. The longer is the more skilled, but the shorter serves up an idea that's drawing me back to canon to explore.Forever Knight also boasts two stories, both hefty, one for Greerwatson and one for Quietcuriosity. The one for Greer is plot-driven casefic, just as she likes best; it's set in early to mid second season. The other may be exceedingly excellent, and certainly is canon aware, but it's tagged for graphic violence and rape, so I haven't read it and probably won't; it's set before the flashbacks of "A Fate Worse Than Death." If you read it, let me know what you think — should I go there? We all have our squicks and triggers...1,623 fandoms are represented, but no one happened to write Battlestar Galactica ('78) or Young Blades this year. There are 9 stories each for Forever and Grimm, but a quick glance didn't yield any immediately grabbing my fancy. (There's also nothing for Call the Midwife; did the fandom get too big for this game?)

Do you have any recommendations to share from this year's Yuletide?
brightknightie: Janette and Nick giving the red-wrapped firetruck to Daniel. (Gift)
Merry Christmas!

I always have too many other commitments at Yuletide time, and, having never played, I don't understand the game's intricacies. However, if I'm reading the 2013 Yuletide AO3 Collection correctly, Forever Knight scored one story ("Copper's Instinct," ~6K words), the original Battlestar Galactica two stories (both starring Sheba, one apparently serious and the other evidently absurd; guess which one I'll read ~grin~), the original TV Beauty and the Beast one story ("To Laugh is to Love," ~1K words), the animated Dungeons and Dragons one story (but I'm not going to read it; its tags reveal that it's squicky), and of course Sleepy Hollow has stories coming out of its ears (it's often obvious which series get their one turn at Yuletide in their premiere year only because they're new, not because they're "small").

Highlander and Person of Interest weren't eligible. Yong Blades was, but not nearly enough people love it as it deserves... and there don't seem to be any more closely Dumas-based stories this year, which is even sadder. Nothing for Call the Midwife, either (perhaps everyone is still catching up on the books on which the series is based, before feeling a need for fanfic).

Have you spotted anything good out there in the ocean of Yuledtide fanfic? Please recommend it!
brightknightie: Janette and Nick giving the red-wrapped firetruck to Daniel. (Gift)

As announced on the email lists by Lisa McD, the next FKFic-L "War" game begins on Sunday, January 13, 2013. If, like me, you're not playing, you can set your subscription to "-war" to avoid the war posts (unless you take digests, in which case there's no filtering). You can also read along without playing, of course! I would personally suggest holding any non-war fiction posts until February, but of course that's entirely up to each writer.

Now, for December, in Forever Knight, in my corners of social journaling, here's what I spotted:

Ficathons, Fests and Communities

  • [community profile] fandom_stocking will reveal on 01/06. Four people listed FK among their fandoms. Check out the volunteer post for stockings no one has yet stuffed.
  • [community profile] fkcommentfic/[ profile] fkcommentfic has received two entries so far in its "Bloor Mistletoe Challenge," which remains open through 01/06.
  • Yuletide garnered three FK stories this year, one an assigned exchange story, one a "treat," and one in "madness."
  • [personal profile] oxoniensis will hold her 2013 "Porn Battle" game this month, with prompting 01/13-17 and posting 01/20-30.


Meta (Essays, Analysis, Discussion)

  • 12/27: [ profile] twilight2000 recommended "Tainted Draught" (then anonymous; now revealed as Greerwatson's).
  • 12/25: [personal profile] sholio (here) and [personal profile] sharpest_asp (here) both recommended "Rondeau" (then anonymous; now revealed as Tolaska's).
  • 12/19: [ profile] mysticalcat7 announced that she has uploaded the January 1996 forkni-l digests to the forkni-l archive. As you know, that was when SOS-FK began. (As you also know, she purges some name/address information by default, and will kindly purge more by polite request of affected persons.)
  • 12/12: [personal profile] melissatreglia compiled all the FK prompts for the "Porn Battle" games amnesty, and announced the 2013 game dates and changes.
  • 12/05: [personal profile] melissatreglia mentioned posting her "Trains and Winter Rains" ficlet for [community profile] fkcommentfic.

12/15: [ profile] pj1228 shared a video clip and facts about GWD and NB's work in the upcoming 2013 Stratford Festival. Both will perform in Measure for Measure and Mary Stuart.

Chiller will not air FK in January or February. ~sigh~ Remember when FK was the SciFi Channel's idea of a great Valentine's Day marathon?

brightknightie: Schanke reading Emily's novel (Reads)
This year's Yuletide scored two Forever Knight stories. Unusually for me — eternally behind on my fanfic reading — I jumped my own queue, downloaded the AO3 mobi files to my Kindle, and have read them while they're still anonymous. I enjoyed both in very different ways.

My remarks below contain spoilers! The ratings and warnings/tags in these reviews are mine as a reader, not those of the authors. Finally, please understand that, writing here in my own journal about [currently] anonymous stories, these are indeed actual, old-fashioned reviews, not comments nor recommendations. That is, they frankly consider both good and bad elements as I have fun musing and analyzing. (If you prefer to avoid negative opinions, please skip this post!)

"The Cross" (PG, Gen, ~1K words)
Characters: Lacroix, OMC
Warnings/Tags: Historical, Early Middle Ages, Vampire Violence, Mob Violence, Murder
Review )

"A Dark and Stormy Night" (PG, Gen, ~9K words)
Characters: Nick, Tracy, Barbara, Natalie, Sydney
Warnings/Tags: Weather, Hurricane, Flooding, Policework, Homicide, Alcoholism, Family, Flashbacks, Historical, 1950s
Review )
brightknightie: Nick raising his hand to touch the screen from the wrong side. (Nick Again)
[Correction: FK is eligible! [ profile] skieswideopen (here) and [personal profile] havocthecat (here) kindly explained that I misunderstood.]

Do I understand correctly (from this list) that Forever Knight is not eligible for Yuletide this year?  If so, is FK too big, or did the [community profile] last_writes person who promised to nominate it fail, or were there other considerations?  Granted, I was personally not going to write for Yuletide anyway, but I am taken aback and disappointed.

I'm also anxious that nothing seems to be happening with [ profile] oldschoolfic, which has been my winter exchange while y'all play Yuletide.  No exchanges for me this season?  Ah, well.  It's not like I shouldn't be doing other things!
brightknightie: Lacroix, Janette and Nick in Victorian apparel (Trio Fang Gang)

Recently in FK on my LJ F-List and DW R-Page:

Ficathons and Fests



  • On 12/21, under lock, someone noted that audiences may vote for 2010's favorite plays and actors in the Toronto Awards. GWD and NB are both nominated.
  • On 12/19, [ profile] pj1228 pointed out the new site, announcing FK alumni stage appearances.



Chiller will air FK three times in January: 01/03, 9AM-3PM, second season; 01/19, 9AM-3PM, first season; and 01/29, 8AM-2PM, first season.  (What's exciting here is that they're running second season in the original aired order this time, with "Crazy Love" as the finale!  Cool.)


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