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Sign-Up Post: A Ficathon Walks Into A Bar 
15th-Feb-2010 06:50 pm
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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. Triple points for brachiation.

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 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 Dreamwidth! Do I need the Livejournal?!

No! This ficathon is running concurrently on both sites; if you only have a DW 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.

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: 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 kisa_hawklin as soon as possible!
Comments 
16th-Feb-2010 01:15 am (UTC)
Username: sabinelagrande
Who walks into the bar?: Kerr Avon
What fandom are they from?: Blake's 7
What other fandoms can you write?: SGA, NCIS, Futurama, Phoenix Wright
25th-Feb-2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Kerr Avon walks into a bar and meets... Leroy Jethro Gibbs!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Username: aliaras
Who walks into the bar?: Kara Thrace
What fandom are they from?: Battlestar Galactica
What other fandoms can you write?: Babylon 5, Stargate (SG1 or SGA), Nu Star Trek.
25th-Feb-2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Kara Thrace walks into a bar and meets... Leonard "Bones" McCoy!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Username: BeccaStareyes
Who walks into the bar?: Zelgadis Greywords
What fandom are they from?: Slayers
What other fandoms can you write?: The Dresden Files, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Firefly
16th-Feb-2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Hey- on Dresden Files, do you prefer book canon or TV canon?
16th-Feb-2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Username: shadowenangel
Who walks into the bar?: Rodney McKay
What fandom are they from?: Stargate Atlantis
What other fandoms can you write?: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Firefly, Fullmetal Alchemist
16th-Feb-2010 03:41 am (UTC)
::claps hands excitedly::
16th-Feb-2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Username: arymabeth
Who walks into the bar?: Philip J. Fry
What fandom are they from?: Futurama
What other fandoms can you write?: Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly

(icon is because it's the only Fry one I have right now.)
25th-Feb-2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Philip J. Fry walks into a bar and meets... Chuck!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Username: clavally
Who walks into the bar?:Rodney McKay
What fandom are they from?: Stargate Atlantis
What other fandoms can you write?: Buffy, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Top Gear, The Muppet Show
25th-Feb-2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Rodney McKay walks into a bar and meets... Scooter!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Username: lavvyan
Who walks into the bar?: Todd the Wraith
What fandom are they from?: SGA
What other fandoms can you write?: Dresden Files (books or TV series), Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie), How I Met Your Mother
25th-Feb-2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Todd the Wraith walks into a bar and meets... Karrin Murphy!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 10:45 am (UTC)
Um... shoot me.

Username: wily_one24
Who walks into the bar?: Veronica Mars.
What fandom are they from?: Veronica Mars.
What other fandoms can you write?: Dexter, Heroes, Buffy, Nurse Jackie, Glee.

*edited, because I am just this short of being functionally retarded. *sigh*

Edited at 2010-02-16 10:46 am (UTC)
25th-Feb-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Veronica Mars walks into a bar and meets... Brian Moser!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 11:06 am (UTC)
Username: theeverdream
Who walks into the bar?: Freya
What fandom are they from?: Thoughtcrimes
What other fandoms can you write?: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, The Listener
25th-Feb-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Freya walks into a bar and meets... Jonas Quinn!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
Username: openmydoors
Who walks into the bar?: Justin Russo
What fandom are they from?: Wizards of Waverly Place
What other fandoms can you write?: Sonny With A Chance, Supernatural, Disney RPF, You're Beautiful (kdrama).
16th-Feb-2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
As outlined in the rules, RPF fandoms aren't allowed for your second character; do you want to pick another fandom to replace Disney RPF?
16th-Feb-2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
Username: iambickilometer
Who walks into the bar?: Julio Richter
What fandoms are they from?: Marvel, X-Factor
What other fandoms can you write?: Justice League International, Sherlock Holmes (2009), White Collar, Supernatural

(can I just say, this is an awesome idea and thanks for running with it. :D)
25th-Feb-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Julio Richter walks into a bar and meets... Ruby!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Username: Korilian
Who walks into the bar?: Donna Noble
What fandom are they from?: Doctor Who
What other fandoms can you write?: Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Buffy, Angel, Merlin.
25th-Feb-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Donna Noble walks into a bar and meets... Morgana!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Username: outsideth3box
Who walks into the bar?: John Sheppard
What fandom are they from?: Stargate Atlantis
What other fandoms can you write?: Eureka, NCIS, Transformers (First movie), Princess Bride
25th-Feb-2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

John Sheppard walks into a bar and meets... Starscream!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
username:
who walks into the bar?: jim kirk.
what fandom are they from?: star trek xi.
what other fandoms can you write?: merlin. stargate: atlantis. narnia: prince caspian (movie). wizards of waverly place.
25th-Feb-2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Jim Kirk walks into a bar and meets... Juliet Van Heusen!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
Username: mandykaysfic
Who walks into the bar?: Tom Paris
What fandom are they from?: Star Trek:Voyager
What other fandoms can you write?: SGA, Chalet School, Star Trek:TNG, Red Dwarf

(oops, sorry about the other entry)
25th-Feb-2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Tom Paris walks into a bar and meets... Todd the Wraith!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
16th-Feb-2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Username:<lj user = "julii_wolfe> Who walks into the bar?: Castiel What fandom are they from?: Supernatural What other fandoms can you write?: SGA, Buffy, Due South, Glee, White Collar okay, taking a risk here, but I need to jumpstart my writing somehow, right? RIGHT.
19th-Feb-2010 12:23 am (UTC)
OMG, my mind boggles at the thought of introducing Castiel and Benton Frazer, the two most literal people on the planet. But whatever it ends up being, I can hardly wait to rerad it!
17th-Feb-2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Username: dreamwaffles
Who walks into the bar?: Harry Dresden
What fandom are they from?: Dresden Files (the books)
What other fandoms can you write?: SGA, Due South, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Torchwood, Doctor Who, White Collar, Firefly, Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster, Discworld!
25th-Feb-2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Harry Dresden walks into a bar and meets... Kate Moreau!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 04:16 am (UTC)
Username: ezazahaz
Who walks into the bar?: Shawn Spencer
What fandom are they from?: Psych
What other fandoms can you write?: Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural, Man from UNCLE, Due South
25th-Feb-2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Shawn Spencer walks into a bar and meets... Benton Fraser!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 04:18 am (UTC)

Username: ladyyueh
Who walks into the bar?: Rose Tyler
What fandom are they from?: Doctor Who
What other fandoms can you write?: Supernatural, Stargate: Atlantis, Firefly, NCIS
25th-Feb-2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Rose Tyler walks into a bar and meets... Kate Todd!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Username: thisfishflies
Who walks into the bar?: Tony DiNozzo
What fandom are they from?: NCIS
What other fandoms can you write?: Psych, SGA, Supernatural, Marvel-(Captain America, Iron Man, Marvel Adventures: Avengers).

Edited at 2010-02-17 09:00 pm (UTC)
25th-Feb-2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Tony DiNozzo walks into a bar and meets... Ellen Harvelle!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Username: lovelyzelda
Who walks into the bar?: Selina Kyle/Catwoman
What fandom are they from?: DCU
What other fandoms can you write?: Sailor Moon, Star Trek TOS, Jem and the Holograms, Arrested Development
25th-Feb-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Selina Kyle walks into a bar and meets... Lucille Austero!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Username: enigel
Who walks into the bar?: The Tenth Doctor
What fandom are they from?: Doctor Who (2005)
What other fandoms can you write?: The Dresden Files (books), Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Numb3rs.
25th-Feb-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

The Tenth Doctor walks into a bar and meets... Arthur Dent!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
17th-Feb-2010 11:10 pm (UTC) - Question re: ficathon
I was wondering... can you only sign up once? Because there's a second character I'm tempted to sign up for but I've already signed up for one over on DW. (I'm happy with the first choice, just curious about it)
18th-Feb-2010 02:10 am (UTC) - Re: Question re: ficathon
Only one sign up per person, I'm afraid- I've had so much interest, I'm afraid I couldn't keep up if people wanted multiples! But I may run the challenge again in a few months, if people really like it.
18th-Feb-2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Username: omorka
Who walks into the bar?: Dr. Peter Venkman
What fandom are they from?: Ghostbusters
What other fandoms can you write?: Eureka, Firefly, Star Trek (TOS and TNG only, please), Real Genius
25th-Feb-2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Dr. Peter Venkman walks into a bar and meets... Jayne Cobb!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
18th-Feb-2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Username: hhertzof
Who walks into the bar?: Madeleine Wheeler
What fandom are they from?: Trixie Belden
What other fandoms can you write?: NCIS, Chalet School, Leverage, Sarah Jane Adventures
25th-Feb-2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
Your assignment is:

Madeleine Wheeler walks into a bar and meets... Tony DiNozzo!

Have fun! When your story is completed, please go to this entry and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact sabinelagrande or kisa_hawklin.
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