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Ficathon idea

Would anyone be interested in a Bad Boys & Wicked Women ficathon? I got the idea from discussion over on primeval_denial about the character of Helen and thought it would be cool to have a multifandom ficathon focusing on the lesser liked morally ambigious/love-to-hate characters and even outright villians.

Think Helen or Leek from Primeval, Kavanagh, Michael or Wraith from SGA etc, Cylons on BSG, Sarah Corvus from Bionic Woman, The Master or any Dr Who foil, Goa'uld, Ori or Replicators from SG-1, Death Eaters from Harry Potter...the list goes on.

Of course I may be oblivious and there's already something like this going on somewhere out there...But if not, what do people think of it?


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Jun. 1st, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
Being, as I am, both in need of more practice at writing and a great fan anti-heroes, villains and other such shady characters, I'm in.

Though, ummm... how do ficathons work?
Jun. 1st, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
They generally go as follows.

-Organisers post up the details on the schedule and rules, plus how to sign up, e.g. what information they require to contact you and to sort out assignments.

-You sign up, following their template for what info to give. This means committing yourself to write one story for another participant, usually with a word count minimum of 1000 words. Standard info that's asked would be what fandoms you're willing to write for (and for this, I guess what characters within those), what you're happy writing such as rating and genre, e.g. character study, angst, deathfic, as well not willing to writing, e.g. rating over PG-13, non-consensual, torture. Also important is what fandoms/characters/genres/ratings you want to receive, which are often combined with a prompt of some kind.

-Once signups are closed the organisers try to pair up participants based on the information collected, best matching what one person will write with what another wants, and then mail out assignments to people, giving out the recipients requests.

-You write to the recipients specifications, and word count minimum, though you don't need to meet all of them as long as you're avoiding their no-nos.

-Deadline comes around and writers should submit stories/story links to the organisers. Uusually a few people drop out or are delay, but how the organisers react to this varies. I've known some to delay posting of any until all are finished, though that tends to happen more with ficathons where they have anonymous posting of stories on the community/website and a later reveal of who wrote what.

The end result should be every participant ends up with a story meeting their specifications, though you can't account for stories being different than you imagine them but hopefully everyone is satisfied with their gift.

Sorry if that was too much detail...
Jun. 1st, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'd definately sign up for that!
(you had me at Helen). ;)
Jun. 1st, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
"I'm sorry, Nick," Helen said on this, their latest meeting in a bygone age.

"What for this time?"

"For Claudia. If its any consolation, her death had a greater purpose."

"Oh really? And what sick purpose is that?"

"Removing the Wraith from history."

"The who?"

Jun. 2nd, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
Call me interested in the idea.;)
Jun. 2nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
I'm interested. Sounds like an awesome idea and I can use it to write more Kav fic, which is always fun. :)

PS Just got your fic. Will beta after dinner.
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