brightknightie: Nick and his remote control (Remote Control)
The names "Nigel" and "Adrian" rarely appear in such proximity as they do in this year's Valentine's Day DorkTower comic strip (not since Syndicon '97, anyway). Utter fanbrain coincidence? If not, someone please identify the other names in the final panel for me. ;-) In that scenario, I can place "Paul" on my own all right, but not "Charles" or "Malcom."
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What's Good?  This month, I am thrilled to get to spotlight [livejournal.com profile] annlarimer's landmark "Knighty-Knight, Nick" (1996, G, ~1K) in the recommendations project.  Read it aloud (really).  This sparkling retelling of the cancellation experience in the style of a children's picture book is silly and snide, nostalgic and grieved, rousing and defiant.  It may make you cry; it may make you write.

     They all lived in a television show, and even though a whole lot of real people loved them enough to make them real as well, Nick and Nat and Don and LaCroix and Janette belonged -- lock, stake, and barrel -- to a whole lot of people in suits and neckties.
     Now, as everyone knows, every time you put on a suit and a necktie, the necktie chokes away a little bit of your soul. And the people who owned Nick and Nat and Don and LaCroix and Janette had been wearing neckties for years and years and years, and hardly had any souls left.

By the way, the "Amy" mentioned is [livejournal.com profile] amilyn, not me, and yes, this is the second "Susan's Birthday Story" recommendation in a row, extending that memorial.

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What's New on FKFic-L?  August brought six stories by four authors to the list, all from [community profile] fkficfest/[livejournal.com profile] fkficfest.  September so far has seen three posts by one author.  list with links )

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What's Good?  Nostalgia in the just-concluded FKFicFest 2011 moves me to point out "Brown Paper Packages" by Susan G. (1995, PG, ~2K words) as July's recommendation-of-the-month.  This amusing, slightly sly, "meta" story recalls when new FK tales of all descriptions arrived on the email lists every day.

    The superior look on Janette's face was irritating. Just to prove her wrong, Natalie slid onto a barstool and began reading where Janette indicated. Almost immediately, her stomach dropped to the level of her toes—it was about her and... LaCroix? ... Horrified, she watched Janette briskly staple and stack set after set... "How long has this been going on?"
    "... It used to be Alma's chore, but the silly thing got the piles mixed up and Nicola received LaCroix's set in error." Janette sighed... "There was such a scene."

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What's New on FKFic-L?  Nothing posted to the fiction list in June.  However, two new pieces have posted in July so far, and I imagine that August will see many of the FKFicFest stories.


brightknightie: Schanke in a Hawaiian shirt at the Dolph Inn (Schanke)
I got home from work past midnight and was (quite reasonably, I think) grumpy about it, until the mail lifted my mood.  Awaiting me was the July/August issue of Archaeology, and the article titles studding the cover include:
  • "Vampire Exorcism"
  • "Conquistadors in the Carolinas"
  • "Update: Building the Great Pyramid"

God, gold and glory, as Susan once summed up the three guys at the bar.  Heh!  Easily amused, me... :-)
brightknightie: Trophy declaring "Bright Knight Recommended" (Recommended)
What's good?  With April Fools in mind, the FK recommendation-of-the-month project features McLisa's caper, "To Each Hiss Own" (1994), a response to the "Put down the snake and we'll talk" challenge.  One of the things I enjoy about this little lark is considering it in light of when it was written: the summer before second season, as the long hiatus following the original cancellation wound down to the happy close of renewal, when rumors about a new captain and precinct were blister-your-fingers hot.

What's new?  In March 2008, these new stories graced fkfic-l:It is good to see new fiction on the list!  Even when I'm behind in reading, I am so happy to see it post.

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This is not a crossover.  It's a parody.  But it has a smattering of parallel spoilers for the third season of the revived Doctor Who, because I inflicted on Nick and his Professor When show all the spoilers I was unable to duck in real life.

Our beloved brick is so good for this kind of humor, isn't he?  I had almost forgotten!

  •  Title: "Professor When"
  •   Length: ~3,700 words
  •   Date: Posted to FKFic-L on August 30, 2007
  •   Rating: G (gen)
  •   Summary: It seems everyone has seen the new season of Nick's favorite show -- except him.
  •   Setting: Second season
  •   Characters:   Nick, Lacroix, Schanke, Janette, Merlin, Natalie, Others
  •   Quotation: "Nick sighed. Putting away killers to atone for his sordid past was all fine and good, but no one should have to work on premiere night."


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My meta-parody "Grievances" is one of those few pieces that have never yet made it to fkfic-l.  I archived it on Bright Knight in 2001, but as far as I knew, no one read it until [livejournal.com profile] tv_elf recommended it on her LJ two years ago, when several people kindly commented on it.

It was my first attempt at comedy (well, since my contributions to the My Parental Units Invaded Earth and All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt FK/DS/XF humor zine, anyway).

  •  Title: "Grievances"
  •   Length: ~2,900 words
  •   Date: Summer 2001
  •   Rating: G
  •   Summary: Canonical characters organize to protest the working conditions in fanfiction.
  •   Setting: Where characters await stories
  •   Characters:   Vachon, Fleur, Janette, Lacroix, Schanke, Cohen, Stonetree, Nick, Natalie, Others
  •   Quotation: "Bad day on the fic list?  Let me guess -- you spent an entire shift making love to Tracy Vetter for no emotionally established reason in no logically explained manner, and you need an aspirin and a shower?"

 

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I wrote this NCIS story as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] tv_elf and a challenge for myself.

  •   Title: "Sopwith Pup" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~950 words
  •   Date: December 2007
  •   Rating: G (gen)
  •   Summary: Broken air conditioner and Peanuts.
  •   Setting:   Office
  •   Characters:   Tony, Ziva, McGee, Abby and Gibbs.

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