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[livejournal.com profile] twelvecolonies just finished with a challenge that I had suggested, write a ficlet between two characters who have never exchanged a word on screen. In her infinite wisdom, [livejournal.com profile] nicole_anell said that this should be a ficathon. I totally agree, so let's run one!

Here's what I'm thinking as far as rules:

1.) A deadline two months after the start date, just because people tend to actually write fic with deadlines, whereas if you leave it too open ended they forget.

2.) Some sort of prompt list- even if it's just a list of characters? Maybe some additional prompts to go with them, but specific prompts. Not things like "Baltar/Sweet!Eight, between the sheets" but "Baltar/Sweet!Eight, a conversation on the basestar". I'm thinking a lot like the setup for [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest

3.) No porn without plot. Sexually explicit material would be perfectly permissible, but it just has to have the plot, since that's the point of the challenge.

4.) I am currently thinking not an exchange, since that way it's a totally low maintenance challenge, and if people can write, great, and if they find they can't, they can drop with no consequences. I'm also thinking after [livejournal.com profile] bsg_bigbang finishes, especially since people are going back to school and everything.

[Poll #1603563]

Anyway, I'm thinking it could be fun! If anyone's got any suggestions or any big fandom events I'm missing, please let me know in the comments. And please pimp this one out, especially if you're one of the people on my list that's not a [livejournal.com profile] gaeta_squee person. (Nothing against the awesome Gaeta girls, just that we tend to be a fairly insular group.)

Date: 2010-08-09 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lls-mutant.livejournal.com
I think I'm gonna go as low maintenance as possible :) I don't have the energy to chase down people who are flaking on a commitment!

What do you think about prompts- should we have people submit? I'm kind of thinking yes, because this is the kind of thing where people get triggered by an interesting thought, but at the same time, I don't want the prompt list to become overwhelming.

Date: 2010-08-09 01:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nicole-anell.livejournal.com
I definitely like the idea of prompts, whether vague or specific (a setting/idea/conversation topic) and I think it's especially helpful in this case because we should get a nice big list going of characters who haven't had a scene together. It's definitely an idea that benefits from people making suggestions and being triggered by pairs they hadn't thought of.


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