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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 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plaid-slytherin.livejournal.com
I think this sounds like an amazing idea. I definitely agree with the idea of using prompts. I think it's hard to do anything with just two characters who have no overt connection, but I do really, really love this idea. After big bang is absolutely best for me. I have a ficathon fic in another fandom due in October but I should be done with that by the time the big bangs are posted so that's a fine date to start for.

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