[sticky post] fyi + secret mutant

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Due to the INSANE increase in anon spam on LJ, I've turned off anon-commenting, at least temporarily. I'm sorry, internet! If you are trying to get in contact with me and you don't have an LJ account, there's always twitter and email (fourteenacross(at)gmail.com).

Also, my secret_mutant letter is here for anyone looking to make me mutant-y things for that exchange!

not my fandom fest?

dinosaurs are strong and scary
Internet, back in the old days, cold_feets and I ran a thing called Not My Fandom Fest. The idea was that people could write tiny ficlets about fandoms they weren't in, based entirely on what they had absorbed via fannish osmosis.

If I did another round in early November, would people be into that? Twitter is giving me an enthusiastic yes, but I know some people do NaNo? It's not like an exchange or something you need to ~*prepare fic for*~, it's literally writing like, 200 word snippets of nonsense based on what you've picked up from gifsets on tumblr or from hearing your BFF babble at brunch or from seeing your Twitter list explode or reading LJ reaction posts.

This is Not My Fandom Fest 2010 and this is Not My Fandom Fest 2011. Let me know if you'd be down! If not...I might do it anyway.

(It has to be November because I'm busy like....every weekend in October /o\)
sleepy, tired
Hello, internet.

Well, another Not My Fandom Fest has come and gone and all I've got to show for it is this bag full of rocks.

Or something. No, legit, you guys were awesome. I didn't participate quite as much because I've not been on my game recently (it's a good thing I've got health insurance now because "Find a PCP who will prescribe me psychiatric drugs" rocketed up to the top of my to-do list in the past couple weeks), but I laughed so hard at so many of them. Tonight or tomorrow (this week is busy) I'm going to try and put together a rec list for some of my favorites. So much goodness, though. You guys are awesome ♥

Now my fannish efforts have shifted to modding secret_mutant. You guys should all check it out if your proclivities skew towards mutants these days. It's a Charles/Erik holiday exchange! Who doesn't love holidays? And Charles and Erik? And bad clip art? NO ONE.

I'm sort of modding it by committee. I made a sock to serve as the mod account since it's anon posting and all, and though it's pretty obvious I'm pulling the strings (especially since I keep responding to comments with pocky_slash), every time something comes up I end up running it by brilligspoons or bessiemaemucho or littledust or mcwonthelottery. Thus, modding by committee. Sort of.

I'm pretty excited, not gonna lie. Some good stuff's been prompted so far from some pretty neat people and it's only the second day of sign-ups.

Remind me to be excited the first week of November, when I have to match everyone, and the week before Christmas, when people start dropping out, okay?

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So I have the early stages of a head cold, which in Kait-speak means I have an actualfax headcold and snot weasels have moved into my skull and begun to hoard rocks, but I don't want to be sick so I'm trying to mentally will it away. Yesterday brilligspoons was still in Jersey and her boss was out of the office, so I was alone in our cube. I didn't see my boss until basically lunch time and spent the whole day feeling tired and vaguely stoned. That feeling has returned today, though I feel a little more with-it mentally, at least.

I really can't be sick this week. I have a lot to do and I'm definitely going to be sick next week as this weekend is quatredeathlady's party and I always get sick after spending a weekend with her cats. Unfortunately, my brain doesn't see it that way. ::shakes fist::

Speaking of the party, sometime in the next three days I need to a) finalize the menu, b) go grocery shopping, and c) bake all the things. At least it looks like people are actually coming this year!

(I also have to hope that my package of movies gets here before Friday. My brother claims he mailed it a week ago but it's not here yet. The full story to this, I guess, is that I ordered a bunch of movies from Deep Discount during their Halloween sale and accidentally used the wrong saved address and they ended up in New Jersey. I can't even remember, at this point, what's in the package. It will be a pleasant surprise.)

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Does anyone on the internet want to see Paranormal Activity 3 with me? Anyone local on the internet, I mean? I don't want to go by myself, but....yes. It's looking that way.

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In a similar call to action, I am thinking of visiting the greater NYC area over Veteran's Day weekend to see friends. Not family, this time, just friends. I think it's going to end up just being me, though I invited mcwonthelottery and I was wondering if I could, perhaps, couch-surf for the length of my stay? And even if you can't offer me a couch, who wants to hang out?

I'll probably make an actualfax post about this in the near future, but it's something to keep in mind? :D? :D? :D?

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I really hope Adopted Dad Logan becomes an internet meme. Or, well, maybe not really because I don't think anyone could do it as well as bessiemaemucho. Last night, Adopted Dad Logan told me a bedtime story. I've included it under the cut, so you can all be as enriched as I was:

Twitter, I'm so tired and I still feel funky. ::flops:: Entertain me?Collapse )

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I think it's lunchtime (or "Food Christmas," as we like to call it). I should find brilligspoons and make the lunchtime face at her.

Not My Fandom Fest!

dinosaurs are strong and scary


Welcome to the second annual Not My Fandom Fest!

We all joke about "fannish osmosis," and this comment ficathon is going to put that to the test. The object is to write a ficlet for a fandom you're not a part of based solely on what you've learned from your friends list and fandom at large. Silly, serious, the tone and approach are up to you. The only rule is that you can't write for a fandom that you have actually seen the source material for. (So, if, for example, you've seen all of Criminal Minds but just haven't participated in the fandom, that doesn't count.)

Confused? Intrigued? Both? Read on for the details and the rules.

Format and Details


Dummy link post leading the actual fest!
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Any questions, comments, complaints, and other details for the Not My Fandom Fest should be posted here, so as not to clutter up the comments of that post.

Additionally, if there are any fandoms you'd like to add, comment here and I will add them.
But first:
1) Look through the alphabetical list below to make sure it's not already there.
2) Please comment with the name of the fandom and, if possible, the Better Than It Sounds summary of it. If there is no Better Than it Sounds but you'd like to make up your own very short, witty summary of the show/book/game/whatever, feel free to do that instead. If you don't think you're that funny, it's okay, I'll just leave it blank :)


Also, keep in mind that as of Friday at 9-ish EST when the fest goes live, I'm at work, so I might not be super quick to respond, but I will get there eventually. Please DO NOT take it upon yourself to add your fandom to the main post yourself. I have a system.


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The Second Annual Not My Fandom Fest is officially closed! Thanks so much for playing and I hope you had fun!

Not My Fandom Fest!

dinosaurs are strong and scary



Welcome to the second annual Not My Fandom Fest! The fest will be running from today, Friday, October 21 through the weekend until sometime on Monday, October 24! Pimp to your friends! Feel free to use the banner! Tell everyone you know! We're going to have fun, guys!

We all joke about "fannish osmosis," and this comment ficathon is going to put that to the test. The object is to write a ficlet for a fandom you're not a part of based solely on what you've learned from your friends list and fandom at large. Silly or serious, the tone and approach are up to you. The only rule is that you can't write for a fandom that you have actually seen the source material for. (So, if, for example, you've seen all of Criminal Minds but just haven't participated in the fandom, that doesn't count.)

Confused? Intrigued? Both? Read on for the details and the rules.

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RulesCollapse )

Questions?Collapse )

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With all that being said, let's start the damn fest! Have fun!


The Second Annual Not My Fandom Fest is officially closed!

Please continue to comment on the stuff already written, but save the new ficlets for next year :)

Not My Fandom Fest v. 2.0 is almost here!

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That's right, kids! Not My Fandom Fest is returning in less than five days!

For those of you who weren't around last year, the conceit of Not My Fandom Fest is simple: you're challenged to write a short ficlet, either serious or whimiscal, for a fandom that you're not a part of. As it says on the master post:

We all joke about "fannish osmosis," and this comment ficathon is going to put that to the test. The object is to write a ficlet for a fandom you're not a part of based solely on what you've learned from your friends list and fandom at large. Silly, serious, the tone and approach are up to you. The only rule is that you can't write for a fandom that you have actually seen the source material for. (So, if, for example, you've seen all of Criminal Minds but just haven't participated in the fandom, that doesn't count.)


For a little more background, check out last year's fest or the tag here on my journal.

The actual fest will be this weekend, but right now I'd like your help identifying some fandoms that need the NMFF treatment. Below the cut is the list of fandoms we used last year. Please take a look and if there's a fandom you'd like to see included that's not on the list, comment here and tell me what it is. I'll make sure it's included. Any new fandoms that have cropped up since last year will need to be commented or I will not add them.


The fest will go live this Friday, October 21 probably around noon EST. It will run all weekend, although we'll stop accepting new fandoms at about 11PM EST on Sunday night, so get all your fandoms in early to make sure they're included!

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eta: Fandom list is up to date as of 10/19

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Not My Fandom Fest - Recap! + Friending meme!

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Well, the first ever NOT MY FANDOM FEST has officially come to a close!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated. This spiraled wildly out of my control very quickly--when I set it up, I knew I would be busy this weekend, but I assumed that there would only be a passing interest from people who were NOT mcwonthelottery and myself. Boy, was I wrong! There are over 1300 comments over on the fest. THIRTEEN HUNDRED. WHAT. EVEN.

This was a ridiculous amount of fun and incredibly easy to run, thanks entirely to how chill and understanding everyone was. If you guys hadn't been so nice, I probably would have called the whole thing off the moment I got stuck in traffic in CT on my epic journey on Friday evening. There is definitely the chance of doing this again in the future, and mcwonthelottery and metonymy are already suggesting a crossover challenge in this vein in the near future, so watch this space :)

The comments on the main fest post will remain open, so you can continue to direct people there to read your ficlets. (And I totally recommend you do that! There is some funny shit posted there, guys.) For an alphabetical list of fandom for easier browsing, click here.

FRIENDING MEME!

On the very first day, lefaym suggested a friending meme! I don't know if she's still game, but I am offering you that chance here! Please feel free to use the comments to post your info and scout out other people from the fest! Because this is my journal and not a community or anything (and a surprising number of people who participated had absolutely nothing to do with me!), I'm not sure if everyone will see it/know that it is here, but feel free to direct others to this post. Anyone can participate, whether you wrote, commented, or just read the fest :)

Here's some of that info that people always ask for with these things:

Name/LJ Name/Whatev:
NOT my fandom (but I am interested in knowing more about):
ACTUALLY my fandom (so I can provide information about):
Interests that have nothing to do with fandom:
The biggest misconception I had about something that's NOT my fandom:


Have at it, guys! And thank you SO MUCH, again, for playing along and indulging me. This fest was a hoot!

cross your fingers for me

i can't wait to not have a job guys
Okay, so that was the worst drive home ever. Halfway through, I TMI, you've been warnedCollapse )

By the time I hit 287-in-NY, the pain was bearable but the traffic became bad. By the time I hit 87, the traffic was horrific and I was in no pain. By the time I reached 287-in-NJ (yes, there are two of them on the same route, with a regular 87 sandwiched in between) I was two hours later than I intended to be, but everything was clear.

Now I am here in NJ. The eighty-seven emails from Not My Fandom Fest made me feel better XD Tomorrow is Jess' wedding, and until then I will be reading and writing and festing and watching cable teevee. October is really the time I think I will miss cable the most because every channel does Horror Movie Weekend. We just watched the 1999 Brendan Fraser The Mummy (and I immediately decided I needed a TW AU with Ianto as Evie and Gwen as a more competent Jonathan) and now we are watching the 1959 Christopher-Lee-and-Peter-Cushing The Mummy. Good times!

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Oh, right! Crossing your fingers for me! I might have a seven week temp job. It's not a permanent job (which I still need so badly jfc), but it would go a long way to having me not, you know, have anxiety attacks every night. SO CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR ME. I'll know on Monday, I guess.
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Thanks to cold_feets, we now have an alphabetical list of fandoms!

I'll add to this as more fandoms are added. You can suggest new fandoms here and see the whole fest post here.

Note: RPS is at the bottom!

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Not My Fandom Fest!

dinosaurs are strong and scary


Welcome to the first ever Not My Fandom Fest!

We all joke about "fannish osmosis," and this comment ficathon is going to put that to the test. The object is to write a ficlet for a fandom you're not a part of based solely on what you've learned from your friends list and fandom at large. Silly, serious, the tone and approach are up to you. The only rule is that you can't write for a fandom that you have actually seen the source material for. (So, if, for example, you've seen all of Criminal Minds but just haven't participated in the fandom, that doesn't count.)

Confused? Intrigued? Both? Read on for the details and the rules.

Format and Details


Dummy link post leading the actual fest!
dinosaurs are strong and scary
Any questions, comments, complaints, and other details for the Not My Fandom Fest should be posted here, so as not to clutter up the comments of that post!

Before you request a fandom, take a look at our Alphabetical List of Fandoms. The one you're looking for might already be there, but lost in the shuffle!


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ETA: Friday, 9:36AM EST: I'm awake! All fandoms from last night are posted. We're back in business!

12:33PM: I'm going to be in transit for ~4 hours. I'll probably pop in from time to time (when I inevitably stop for coffee and restrooms and use the free wifi), but please be patient while I play catch-up :)

7:10PM: Okay, that took much longer than it should have. SORRY, GUYS. I'm back now and all new fandoms have been added.

11:10AM: I'm back! All new fandoms have been added!

3:40PM: Going to a wedding! I'll be back later!

11:45PM Saturday: I have returned! Big thanks to cold_feets for doing modly stuff while I was out. Thank you for not burning the fest down in my absence! All new fandoms have been added.

3:30PM Sunday: Driving back to Massachusetts! If the fest catches on fire, bother cold_feets about it!


11:00PM: THE FIRST EVER NOT MY FANDOM FEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks so much for playing, guys! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Fest wrap-up/Fest friending meme located here! Please drop by! And thanks so much for all your enthusiasm!


♥,
Kait

Not My Fandom Fest!

dinosaurs are strong and scary


Welcome to the first ever Not My Fandom Fest! The fest will be running from tonight, Thursday, October 14 through the weekend until sometime on Monday, October 18! Pimp to your friends! Feel free to use the banner! Tell everyone you know! We're going to have fun, guys!

We all joke about "fannish osmosis," and this comment ficathon is going to put that to the test. The object is to write a ficlet for a fandom you're not a part of based solely on what you've learned from your friends list and fandom at large. Silly, serious, the tone and approach are up to you. The only rule is that you can't write for a fandom that you have actually seen the source material for. (So, if, for example, you've seen all of Criminal Minds but just haven't participated in the fandom, that doesn't count.)

Confused? Intrigued? Both? Read on for the details and the rules.

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With all that being said, let's start the damn fest! Have fun!

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ETA: 12:50AM EST - I'm going to bed for the night, guys. If you want to add a new fandom or have a question or complaint or whatev, leave a note on this entry and I will fix it in about eight hours, give or take.

12:33PM: I'm going to be in transit for ~4 hours. I'll probably pop in from time to time (when I inevitably stop for coffee and restrooms and use the free wifi), but please be patient while I play catch-up :)

7:10PM: Okay, that took much longer than it should have. SORRY, GUYS. I'm back now and all new fandoms have been added.

11:10AM Saturday: Good morning, internet! I'm back and all new fandoms have been added!

3:40PM Saturday: Going to a wedding! Be back later!

11:45PM Saturday: I have returned! Big thanks to cold_feets for doing modly stuff while I was out. Thank you for not burning the fest down in my absence! All new fandoms have been added.

11:15AM Friday: There is now an alphabetical list of fandoms! Thanks, cold_feets!


11:00PM: THE FIRST EVER "NOT MY FANDOM FEST" IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED! I hope you guys had as much fun as I did! Feel free to continue to link to this post to have people comment on your ficlets, if you so choose :)

Fest wrap-up/Fest friending meme located here! Please drop by! And thanks so much for all your enthusiasm!
cardigan verse
Just a reminder that the Not My Fandom Fest is going live sometime this week and we're still gauging interest and taking fandom suggestions here.

(It will go on regardless, but we're curious if anyone besides us is actually excited about the prospect XD)

Feel free to pimp to your friends and acquaintances and strangers on the street.

eta: Now with banner!



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Today I got a parking permit and a new license! Yay!

(Well, I registered for a new license and they gave me a piece of cardboard. My actualfax new license will come in seven to ten days.)

The wait was almost twice as long as they told me it would be (but slightly shorter than mcwonthelottery predicted), but everyone was super nice and the actual process was painless.

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saidlian_nataly WINS the housewarming prize, guys. None of you can compare. Sure, she's a little late to the game, but we opened her present on Sunday night and discovered the best towels ever.

This is one of them:




Cute, right? WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE OTHER ONE!

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Caitlin wins the prize, dudes XD
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So, mcwonthelottery is writing an epic SPN fic. I don't watch SPN, but now that Becca and quatredeathlady do, I find myself absorbing epic amounts of random tidbits about the fandom and characters and plots. And because I cam getting my information from those two, my views are a bit skewed. I've always joked that I want to get drunk and write a SPN fic, just to see what would happen.

When I wrote text!SPN!fic for Becca, she decided we should have a fest where people try to write ficlets (like, comment-fic-sized) for fandoms they aren't personally in, but have absorbed information about via fannish osmosis. I agreed, obviously, and here we are.

It comes up all the time with my friends--harmonyangel has only seen a couple episodes of Doctor Who at Fangirl Dinner Party!, but I bet she knows enough to cobble together a ficlet. Similarly, quatredeathlady knows Torchwood from being my cousin, but only my perspective, so in her mind, it's an epic story about the deep friendship between Gwen and Ianto.

Do you see how this has the potential to be hilarious?

It could go one of two ways: You could write something ridiculous based entirely on tropes and the ridic over-reactions of fandom. (ie: "Sam? You came back from Hell and didn't tell me? Well, I'm just going to stand over here and be passive-aggressive and super hurt, but not say anything because I internalize all my manpain," said Dean. "That's okay," said Sam. "I'm going to be PTSDing all over the place because Hell done fucked me up good, so I probably won't notice.") Or, you could legit try and write a story based on your vague knowledge of a particular fandom. Either way is a winner, in our books.

So, the actual fest will be later this week (maybe starting Wednesday or Thursday?). I am thinking, format!wise, it will be set up similar to a kinkmeme--there will be comments with the name of fandoms and their Better Than It Sounds summaries, and people can reply with random ficlets, based on the knowledge they've gleaned from fandom in general. People can also leave specific prompts, maybe. We're still ironing that part out.

What I need from you folks is fandoms you want to include. What fandoms are you not actually in, personally, but do you feel you have a weird grasp on thanks to your flist? What fandoms that you're not actually in are you itching to write for? Or do you just think we're crazy? (That's acceptable and, in fact, expected, as well.)

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