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A Ficathon Walks Into A Bar

Signups: 15 February to ETA 11:59 PM CST, 24 February (When is that?)
Prompts Distributed: By 28 February
Stories Due: 31 March
Masterlist Posted: Early April

FAQ

How does this work?

Here's what you do:

1. Pick a character, any character.
2. Pick up to four fandoms that you feel comfortable writing in; the fandom your character comes from can't be one of them. (ETA: If you list more than four, I'm just going to throw out the extras, according to my whim. Be advised.)

That is all you need to do. What I will do, using highly scientific methods (and by that I mean Wikipedia and my bag of dice), is pick a character from one of those other fandoms to meet your character in a bar. You will then write a story of at least 500 words about it.

What?

Okay. Let's say you sign up. You pick Kara Thrace, and you feel comfortable writing in House, Blake's 7, SGA, and Phoenix Wright.

I roll the dice, and through my magical methods, decide that the other character is Teyla Emmagan. So your prompt is, "Kara Thrace walks into a bar and meets Teyla Emmagan," and you need to write 500 words about it.



But wait! Where is the bar? What if the characters are from completely different worlds? What if they're from different timelines? Oh god!

It's cool! How you choose to get the characters into the same location is totally up to you. AU, fusion, nexus point between universes, whatever- as long as the characters act like themselves, you can change anything else that you want.

Do the characters have to, y'know, do it?

No! You can write gen, het, slash, porn, fist fights, love at first sight, old drama, side pairings, side cars, whatever you like.

Does it have to be a bar?

Not necessarily. Any sort of (semi-)public area where people congregate for leisure activities is pretty much fine. Inns, taverns, onsen, rejuvenation centers, parks, rec rooms, frat parties, what have you.

ETA: Does the character necessarily have to walk in?

No! All forms of locomotion are equally acceptable.

Can I pick a character someone else has already picked?

I don't see why not! But you definitely won't get the same second character as they do.

What fandoms are allowed?

Anything fictional, pretty much. If there's a problem, I'll let you know. If it's a fandom with a really huge canon, try to narrow it down some, for both our sakes. For example, signing up for Justice League International is better than signing up for DC Comics; signing up for Star Trek XI is better than signing up for all of Star Trek.

Is RPF allowed?

Yes and no. The character you choose to walk into the bar can be a real person, no problem. But you cannot choose any RPF fandom for the other character to come from, no matter whether or not your first character is real. (It's a logistical issue; I can elaborate in the comments if anyone's concerned.)

Can other characters be involved?

Why the hell not? Just as long as the interaction between the two characters you're assigned is the focal point of the story.

What if I don't like/can't write the character I get assigned?

If you have a legit reason, like, "I never watched the season with this dude in it," let me know and I'll fix it. Otherwise, well, you signed up for it.

Okay, smart ass, what if I pick a fandom that's connected to the fandom my first character comes from (eg. picking John Sheppard and only asking to write SG-1; picking the Tenth Doctor and only asking to write Torchwood)?

That would be what we in the business call a dick move, since it goes against the spirit of the challenge. If you do it, don't be surprised when I assign you somebody who showed up one time in season 6 and was never heard from again.

I have this prompt for this other ficathing! Can I combine it with this and just write one story?

Doesn't bother me. Check with the other comm, though- for example, you couldn't use this challenge to fulfill a [community profile] kink_bingo requirement, because they don't allow that type of thing over there.

What happens if I can't finish in time?

Nothing! It's a very low key sort of thing. If you have to default, for whatever reason, that's totally cool.

I wrote a thing! What do I do with it?

You can post it as soon as you're done with it and wherever you like. Once you're done, leave a comment in this post with a link and basic information about it (title, what your prompt was, pairings, rating/warnings, wordcount). ETA: If you're writing your story in a language other than English, make sure to give your warnings and title in both English and the language of the story.

Oh noes! I only have the Livejournal! Do I need the Dreamwidth?!

No! This ficathon is running concurrently on both sites; if you only have an LJ account, go here to sign up. If you have accounts on both, you only need to deal with one or the other; there's no reason to double comment. The masterlist will be posted in both places and include entries from both sites.

(If you don't have a Dreamwidth and you want one, hit me up! I have another invite.)

ETA: How many times can I sign up?

Just the once, I'm afraid. But that's good! It's only because we've had so many signups already.

ETA: Do I have to write in English?

No! You can write in whatever language you like, as long as you give me your headers in English and whatever language you write in.

Be advised that your intrepid moderator only reads English, Spanish, French, Nahuatl, and K'iche', so if you need to ask a question in another language, you may have to wait a bit.



I am totally on board! Sign my ass up!

Hot damn! Fill out this form and comment with it:

Username:
Who walks into the bar?:
What fandom are they from?:
What other fandoms can you write?:

An example:

Username: [personal profile] greencanary
Who walks into the bar?: Kara Thrace
What fandom are they from?: Battlestar Galactica
What other fandoms can you write?: The Sentinel, Futurama, Lucky Number Slevin, Blake's 7


Please, pass it around! The more the merrier!

ETA: That's all she wrote, folks! Signups are now officially closed. Assignments will be distributed by the 28th- please be patient!

ETA: All the assignments have been distributed! Your prompt should be in a comment right underneath your original signup. If you haven't received yours yet, please contact myself or [personal profile] kate as soon as possible!
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Date: 2010-02-16 01:04 am (UTC)
kisahawklin: Sharpened pencil writing 'kisa' (Default)
From: [personal profile] kisahawklin
Oh, heck yeah! What a fantastic idea!

Username: [personal profile] kisahawklin
Who walks into the bar?: Dr. Spencer Reid
What fandom are they from?: Criminal Minds
What other fandoms can you write?: SGA, White Collar, Psych, Leverage

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Date: 2010-02-16 01:36 am (UTC)
gelasius: (B5-subtext)
From: [personal profile] gelasius
This is my kinda ficathon. I found you via Network, incidentally. Hi!

Username: [personal profile] gelasius
Who walks into the bar? Susan Ivanova
What fandom are they from? Babylon 5
What other fandoms can you write? Strangers in Paradise, Firefly, Watchmen, Life on Mars (UK)

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Date: 2010-02-17 02:56 pm (UTC)
amadi: A bouquet of dark purple roses (Gaila)
From: [personal profile] amadi
I dig this and I shall promote it to my circle. Also, for the record, these prompts can be used in combination with prompts for credit in [community profile] talk_bingo.

Username: [personal profile] amadi (posting at [personal profile] amadific)
Who walks into the bar?: Lt. Gaila
What fandom are they from?: Star Trek XI
What other fandoms can you write?: NCIS, Brothers & Sisters, White Collar, The West Wing

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From: [personal profile] amadi - Date: 2010-02-25 10:31 pm (UTC) - Expand

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Date: 2010-02-17 04:03 pm (UTC)
shopfront: Source: One Tree Hill. Brooke grinning, hands displayed, sheepish. Text: OOPS ALL GONE. (OTH - oops all gone!)
From: [personal profile] shopfront
Username: [personal profile] shopfront
Who walks into the bar?: Brooke Davis
What fandom are they from?: One Tree Hill
What other fandoms can you write?: Star Trek: Voyager*, Lost in Austen, Defying Gravity, Flashforward.

*to pre-empt any 'that dude is in the only season I didn't watch' problems, specifically seasons 1-5 of Voyager, to be safe.

Also, omg awesome ficathon idea! *bounces and pimps madly*

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Date: 2010-02-17 05:26 pm (UTC)
vangirl: (Van: Fascinating)
From: [personal profile] vangirl
Username: [personal profile] vangirl
Who walks into the bar?: Van Grants
What fandom are they from?: Tales of the Abyss
What other fandoms can you write?: Fullmetal Alchemist, Saya no Uta, Tales of Symphonia (same game series, completely different worlds and cast though!), Warcraft
Edited (I'M SUPER FICKLE EVEN. DONE NOW. 8D;) Date: 2010-02-18 04:25 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-02-17 05:32 pm (UTC)
highlander_ii: Hugh Laurie standing next to Dr. Cockroad ([Dr. Cockroach] with Hugh)
From: [personal profile] highlander_ii
Username: [personal profile] highlander_ii
Who walks into the bar?: Harry Dresden
What fandom are they from?: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
What other fandoms can you write?: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Van Helsing, Monsters vs. Aliens

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From: [personal profile] highlander_ii - Date: 2010-05-10 04:01 am (UTC) - Expand

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Date: 2010-02-17 06:19 pm (UTC)
amber: ⌠ ART ⊹ Panda&Girl ⌡ (➅ will it be a pony?)
From: [personal profile] amber
Too awesome! Here via [personal profile] kiwikiwi

Username: [personal profile] amber
Who walks into the bar?: River Tam.
What fandom are they from?: Firefly.
What other fandoms can you write?: Merlin, Doctor Who/Torchwood, Star Trek (XI), Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-17 06:24 pm (UTC)
ysobel: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysobel
Oh, heck, why not :D

Username: [personal profile] ysobel
Who walks into the bar?: Jo Harvelle
What fandom are they from?: Supernatural
What other fandoms can you write?: Merlin (heh), SG-1 (preferably S1-4 only), White Collar, Blood Ties

(also, I have DW invites too, if people need/want them)

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Date: 2010-02-17 09:02 pm (UTC)
scifisentai: shibaki takeru peace sign (scifisentai)
From: [personal profile] scifisentai
*beams* Definitely my kind of ficathon.

Username: [personal profile] scifisentai
Who walks into the bar?: Samezu Kai
What fandom are they from?: Gaoranger
What other fandoms can you write?: Gransazer, Timeranger, Power Rangers SPD, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy

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Date: 2010-02-17 11:11 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Black and white art of a hissing snake arounda  dagger (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Username: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Who walks into the bar?: Leia Organa-Solo
What fandom are they from?: Star Wars franchise
What other fandoms can you write?: Star Trek The Next Generation, Classic Doctor Who (Pertwee and Tom Baker era to narrow it), Babylon 5, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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Date: 2010-02-17 11:21 pm (UTC)
bessemerprocess: Elder duckie Ursala Vernon (acid-ink) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bessemerprocess
Username: bessemerprocess
Who walks into the bar?: Rachel Maddow
What fandom are they from?: Pundit RPF
What other fandoms can you write?: Criminal Minds, Fringe, Babylon 5, Studio 60

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-17 11:55 pm (UTC)
jlsigman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlsigman
Friend of mine pointed me here, and my love for potentially cracky crossovers knows no bounds. Win!

Username: [personal profile] jlsigman
Who walks into the bar?: Dante
What fandom are they from?: Devil May Cry
What other fandoms can you write?: Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Shadow Hearts (the first game by that name to be specific)

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Date: 2010-02-18 12:44 am (UTC)
defeatedbyabridge: (Default)
From: [personal profile] defeatedbyabridge
Oh, I love this idea! Thanks so much. :)

Username: [personal profile] defeatedbyabridge
Who walks into the bar?: Ayase
What fandom are they from?: Timeranger
What other fandoms can you write?: Kamen Rider Hibiki, Jetman, Power Rangers Wild Force, and Gingaman.

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Date: 2010-02-18 12:57 am (UTC)
elfin: image:  olivia;  text: invincible (Default)
From: [personal profile] elfin
Username: [personal profile] elfin
Who walks into the bar?: Peter Bishop
What fandom are they from?: Fringe
What other fandoms can you write?: Criminal Minds, Human Target (TV), Leverage, NCIS

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-18 01:39 am (UTC)
cypher: (ass-kicking fanservice elf)
From: [personal profile] cypher
This looks like such fun! I linked it on my journal to try to get other people over here too. ^_^

Username: [personal profile] cypher
Who walks into the bar?: Judith
What fandom are they from?: Tales of Vesperia
What other fandoms can you write?: Eternal Poison, The Last Remnant, Magna Carta 2

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Date: 2010-02-18 01:56 am (UTC)
ct: Hermione beginning to cast a spell. (HP: hermione)
From: [personal profile] ct
Ok, this sounds fun. Here via [community profile] crossovers...

Username: [personal profile] ct
Who walks into the bar?: Hermione Granger
What fandom are they from?: Harry Potter
What other fandoms can you write?: Stargate SG-1, White Collar, Criminal Minds, Doctor Who (Seventh Doctor era to present)

(edited because I apparently can't count backwards from ten to seven with any accuracy)
Edited Date: 2010-02-18 11:35 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-02-18 02:53 am (UTC)
snow: screw gender (screw gender)
From: [personal profile] snow
Username: [personal profile] snow
Who walks into the bar?: Sophie Montgomery
What fandom are they from?: Party Animals
What other fandoms can you write?: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, High School Musical, Firefly, Doctor Who (new)

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Date: 2010-02-18 03:02 am (UTC)
thecolourclear: my username over an iceberg  (Default)
From: [personal profile] thecolourclear
Username: [personal profile] thecolourclear
Who walks into the bar?: Toby Ziegler
What fandom are they from?: The West Wing
What other fandoms can you write?: Apollo 13 RPF, Greek Mythology*, His Dark Materials

*to avoid the whole 'but I've never ...' I'm most familiar with Zeus' children.

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From: [personal profile] thecolourclear - Date: 2010-02-18 03:20 am (UTC) - Expand

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Date: 2010-02-18 03:02 am (UTC)
aestivalis: (⌈a snow light⌋)
From: [personal profile] aestivalis
Username: [personal profile] aestivalis
Who walks into the bar?: Zelos Wilder
What fandom are they from?: Tales of Symphonia
What other fandoms can you write?: Revolutionary Girl Utena, Immortal Rain, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Final Fantasy X.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-18 04:14 am (UTC)
penny: (Default)
From: [personal profile] penny
Awesome! Here through [personal profile] cypher's link:

Username: [personal profile] penny
Who walks into the bar?: Zolf J. Kimberly
What fandom are they from?: Fullmetal Alchemist
What other fandoms can you write?: Baccano!, Ergo Proxy, Eternal Poison, Hellsing.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-18 04:28 am (UTC)
dreamwriteremmy: Alexis Bledel, a brunette smiling sitting on a bench (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
Username: [personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
Who walks into the bar?: Soma Cruz
What fandom are they from?: Castlevania videogame series, specifically the Sorrow Arc
What other fandoms can you write?: mrrr I'm an all-animanga/videogame girl so [and I'm going to make this easy for you and give you links]

YuGiOh! [Main Characters, Second Series only]

Harvest Moon DS [Villagers, Bachelorettes - exclude the Special Girls from here please, Bachelors]

Hellsing [Hellsing manga/anime]

Chrno Crusade [Chrno Crusade[manga]]

Fantastic idea!

Date: 2010-02-18 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ravenaar
Username: [personal profile] ravenaar
Who walks into the bar?: The Doctor
What fandom are they from?: Doctor Who
What other fandoms can you write?: Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Bubblegum Crisis

Re: Fantastic idea!

Date: 2010-02-18 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ravenaar
And that will teach me to pay closer attention to the specifics...

For clarification, the Doctor in question is David Tennant's rendition, Star Wars as being anything from the setting that appeals to the OP and Star Trek can be either Next Generation or the new reboot setting.

Also, rec'd by [personal profile] moontyger !

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Date: 2010-02-18 04:40 am (UTC)
quinfirefrorefiddle: Rodney kissing injured!John on the forehead. (SGA: McShep H/C)
From: [personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle
Rec'd by thecolourclear! This sounds great.

Username: quinfirefrorefiddle
Who walks into the bar?: Dr. Rodney McKay
What fandom are they from?: SGA (and, I guess technically, SG-1)
What other fandoms can you write?: Newsies, The West Wing (seasons 1-4 only), Titus (tv series), Harry Potter (books, not movies)

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Date: 2010-02-18 04:49 am (UTC)
dizmo: Comic scan: Santa Claus saying "I still can't believe the reindeer were all Skrulls..." (comics: santa's skrull reindeer)
From: [personal profile] dizmo
Oh, might as well.

Username: [personal profile] dizmo
Who walks into the bar?: Detective Dick Gumshoe, pal!
What fandom are they from?: Ace Attorney
What other fandoms can you write?: The DCU, Babylon 5, Harry Potter, Good Omens.

(no subject)

Date: 2010-02-18 04:50 am (UTC)
lyrangalia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lyrangalia
Username: [personal profile] lyrangalia
Who walks into the bar?: Thomas Raith
What fandom are they from?: The Dresden Files (book)
What other fandoms can you write?: Fullmetal Alchemist, House, Battlestar Galactica, Castle
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