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12 October 2006 @ 06:45 pm
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Well, my darlings, how are you all?

I'm thinking about participating in this year's Yuletide Challenge, both as a requester and a writer. For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's kind of a Secret Santa fic exchange for obscure fandoms (roughly defined as having less than 500 fics in the fandom, although it's up to the mods to give a final verdict on the obscurity of any given fandom). The catch, from my perspective, is that if you're offering to write, you have to list at least three fandoms that you're willing to write in, and even though you only write one story for the challenge, you don't know which one of the three fandoms you offered you'll actually end up being assigned. So I'd have to come up with two obscure fandoms other than J/W that I could actually write in! Still, I think I'll probably do it, and I'd love to get up a group of us to do Yuletide together!

If you want more information, the FAQ is here, and on that site you can also find a ton of information including past fandoms, the past fics, and unfulfilled requests from previous years. Nominations for fandoms are now open, and will be open for a week, over at the comm, yuletide. So who's with me? I'll be braver if I'm not doing it alone... *puppy dog eyes*

In other ficcy news, I'm working on smutty Christmas fluff for ennui_blue_lite to go with her adorable J/W fanart. That'll probably be the next fic I complete, and it'll be posted after the halloween badfic for karaokegal's come-as-you're not fic costume party. BTW, ennui writes smoking hot Tony/Control smut, and if you haven't read her latest, Tony Takes Control, you ought to scamper right over and do so now! Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry plus spanking and handcuffs, that's all I'm gonna say.

And, psst, zekkass, if you haven't seen it, lucylou just posted J/W piano porn! It's on her new ff.net page (yes, I know, I rarely venture into the Pit of Voles, but trust me, it's worth it in this case) and it's called Jeeves and the Open Book. It is lovely.

Pop in and say hi, y'all, and let me know if you're interested in the Yuletide Challenge!
How do I feel?: creativecreative
What do I hear?: REM - Sweetness Follows
Zekkass: Kipper Kirkzekkass on October 13th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
Dash it all. I was all prepared to go join the Yuletide challenge, but there's an age requirement. (ie. Must be 18 or older) So just know I'm rooting for you and whomever else takes up the challenge. ;)

And yes, I have seen that new fic, and I've reread it at least four times by now. It rocks/is awesome/I really should go leave a review, come to think of it.
Sky: [j&w] jeeves quite certainskyblue_reverie on October 13th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
Ahh, I shoulda known you'd be all over that puppy! *g* I tried to leave a review, but it wouldn't let me because I don't have an ff.net account and apparently she's set it not to accept anonymous reviews. So I just dropped a comment on the post where she announced her ff.net account.

Argh, fie upon age requirements! Darn it. Ah well, I'll certainly take all the encouragement I can get!
Zekkass: Morningszekkass on October 13th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
And I still need to do that. Just as soon as I finish rereading it. XD

Well, in three years I'll participate. Until then, well, I'll write for my own amusement. ;D
(no subject) - skyblue_reverie on October 13th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
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ennui_blue_lite: house-smileennui_blue_lite on October 13th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
Hey hon! I'll definitly be signing up this weekend, though I still need to read through all of the rules before choosing my three fandoms (Boffle, J&W, and...).

*Gasp!* You recced me! TWICE! MWAH! Thank you! You are love, you do know that?

*Runs off to read piano porn*
Sky: [j&w] tie heartsskyblue_reverie on October 13th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Yay! We'll be yuletide buddies. Awesome. And it's only the fandom list that they're compiling now, so you don't have to choose the fandoms you want to write yet. From what I can tell, the first step is that each person who's planning to participate (it's on the honor system) can nominate six obscure fandoms, then the ginormous list o' fandoms will be compiled, then after that, they'll actually open it up for fic requests and author signups. So right now, just think of six fandoms that you want to end up on the list. Definitely Boffle and J&W will be two of mine as well, and Fry/Laurie RPS, plus I'm going to nominate Lord Peter Wimsey so I can request Peter/Bunter fic. Then I need to think of two more to nominate, including at least one that I feel I could write. I think I could write Boffle (probably Tony/Control) and J&W, but could not write LPW or F/L RPS. I'll be doing my nominations this weekend. You should check out the previous fandom lists, and the list of unfulfilled requests for ideas - there are some there that I never would have thought of!

Aww, the recs are very well deserved, my darling. I've said it before, but gorgeous art + scorchingly hot, in-character fic + snorting-milk-through-the-nose funny MSTs = an astoundingly unfair amount of talent concentrated in one person. Luckily you are also incredibly sweet or I might be forced to hate you. ;) Oh, *blush* thank you. MWAH back and much love.

Enjoy the piano porn!
(no subject) - ennui_blue_lite on October 13th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Gaffsiegaffsie on October 13th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that fic-rec! I would have missed a great read if it weren't for you bringing it to my attention.
Sky: [j&w] boyfriendskyblue_reverie on October 13th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! But, er, which one did you mean? They're both very worth reading (ennui's Tony/Control and lucylou's J/W piano porn). Always happy to share the Fry/Laurie love, in all its various fandom incarnations! *g*
Gaffsiegaffsie on October 13th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
I meant the J/W fic (I've already read ennui's T/C). Since it wasn't posted on indeed_sir, I wouldn't have found it without your rec. :)
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Famous Mortimer: H/S Bluenotatracer on October 14th, 2006 07:01 am (UTC)
I'm thinking about Yuletide, but it's very intimidating for some reason. I didn't see Boffle on the nominations list, unless maybe its under something other than 'Bit'. hmmm.

I don't know what 3 fandoms I would offer to write for anyway. Er... except for H/S.

And I don't know why I'm even thinking about this when I still haven't finished the 5 Things Prompts... not to even think about Fanfic100. o_____O
Sky: [fry & laurie] b&w facesskyblue_reverie on October 14th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
I agree, it's intimidating, which is why I'm looking for buddies to do it with. I figure with mutual support and encouragement I'll find it easier - plus I'll have someone else looking over my shoulder to make sure it gets done. :)

I think that Boffle has possibly (gasp!) not been on the list in past Yuletides, but they compile the list anew every year, so if we nominate it this year (there's a space for writing in fandoms that aren't on the current list) it should make it into the final list o' fandoms. Same with Fry/Laurie RPS. Then, looking at the list of unclaimed prompts, there were some really interesting ones, like Mozart/Salieri slash from the movie Amadeus. I had never thought of it, but it's an intriguing idea! And someone was talking about requesting The Phantom Tollbooth (er, gen, I imagine, not slash) which is one of my favorite childhood books. So there's some interesting possibilities. Keep in mind the fandoms you nominate aren't necessarily the ones you have to write for - you get to decide that later once the list is compiled. And I think you can participate as a requester even if you're not volunteering to write.

Anyway, as of now, four of my noms will be: J&W, Boffle, Fry/Laurie RPS, Lord Peter Wimsey series. I just need to think of two more.

Hehe, you know, I was just thinking the other day about your 5 Things Prompts - I think I gave you a J/W prompt, and I was wondering if you'd gotten too busy or forgotten or what. No rush, but I definitely am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

And what's Fanfic100? I'm pretty new around LJ so I don't know a lot of the challenges and whatnot.
Famous Mortimer: Joosternotatracer on October 15th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)
I haven't gotten too busy nor forgotten. It's kind of weird and counter-productive, but I have to be in the mood to write & I haven't been lately. I envy those people who churn something out just about every day.

fanfic100 is a community where you pick a character or pairing and then write 100 fics based on a bunch of one word prompts. I thought it would help me write more, but I'm still just as slow about it as ever.

There's a few Amadeus fics posted in my fic challenge community: Click

As for all the Yuletide stuff ... I'll mull it over. Thanks for all the info. :-)
(no subject) - skyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
She who adores SFAHLmsliz4857 on October 14th, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm working on smutty Christmas fluff

*claps happily* Yippee! I look forward to that and all your upcoming writings. :)

And I agree with your reccs on both the Tony & Control fic and the Open Book story. Both were melt-a-licious!
Sky: [j&w] bertie racquetskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks, my dear! :)

Ooh, yes, they were both quite tasty, weren't they? Lucylou's was very sweet, and ennui's a bit more... spicy. ;) But I thought both were delicious little morsels. Glad you liked as well. :D
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karaokegal: brooding clivekaraokegal on October 15th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
I'm in for Yuletide! I've spent many happy, smutty hours reading through the archive. Gotta think about what fandoms I'd like to request or what I can/can't write, but I'm there.
Skyskyblue_reverie on October 15th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, excellent! Glad to hear it! I'll be curious to hear what fandoms you eventually decide to write and request. I'm still mulling it myself. What are you considering?
(no subject) - karaokegal on October 16th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC) (Expand)