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05 April 2007 @ 05:05 pm
Is this community going to host a ficathon in honor (or in denial) of the long hiatus? If not, does anyone know where a ficathon is being held?


Sorry if this post isn't allowed, but I'm curious. :)
Sel: BSGseldearslj on April 5th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
I hadn't thought about it - but, now that you mention it, we should!

When's the hiatus finish?
bewizeficwize on April 5th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
2008!!! It's horrible. Just horrible.

It's a VERY LONG hiatus... which is what sent me looking for something to console myself with...
Selseldearslj on April 5th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
2008? Oh boy.

I haven't watched most of S3 yet - that's my problem. :-/

However, I'm reasonably happy to run a ficathon...the main problem is that last time there were 44 entries and it nearly killed my brain.

I wonder... Maybe a more general set of challenges? People sign their name up to write a story idea of a certain length (however long they're comfortable with) and there's a due date.

Possibly three kinds of challenges: short, medium, and long.

Short: 1,000 words
Medium: 5,000 words
Long: 10,000 words

Depending on which length a person chose, they'd get so much time in which to finish it.

...I'll have to think about how to organise this. Main problem is that I'm busy already and the last time I tried to organise a ficathon, assigning projects nearly killed me. :-/
bewizeficwize on April 5th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe, 10,000 words... @-@

That's a lot! But it sounds interesting.

I'd love to see one organized, and since I'm prodding, I'll even offer to help, if possible. I'm not sure how I could help, but I'd help. :)
Selseldearslj on April 5th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
Bouncing ideas for this is a start. (Like this!)

Maybe get a list of fic ideas, mix them up and then ask people to claim them?

Hm. I'd rather have people definitively sign up to write, rather than leaving it open.
bewizeficwize on April 5th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
I think part of the fun of a ficathon (for me, at least) is the deadline element of it. I can write any ole time... but can I finish? *lol*

If you want to try the open list idea, that's always fun, too. Come up with random prompts is another idea.

I think it'd be fun. But I can't believe you're not caught up! *lol* Go watch! *grins*
ladysarahjane: HPladysarahjane on May 7th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
Just throwing my hat in the ring, but I WOULD love do to a ficathon in the wake of a hiatus. It's about the only time my muses will come out in play... usually cuz there's "pressure" involved. lol.
starryniteynitestarryniteynite on June 17th, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
I know this is a very late comment, but I'd love to help with the ficathon--I'm apparently crap at actually writing fic, but I'd love to help enable more fic for me to read :)

Let me know if I can help out!
weissmanweissman on April 5th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
There is one going on over at Kindreds