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Fancake is a thematic, multifandom rec community on Dreamwidth. It allows open posting for members, with some limitations laid out in the rules, such as you cannot self-rec. Recs are requested for a specific theme, with a new theme each month, and the extensive tagging system allows readers to search by fandom, pairing (or gen), story length or theme. The recs are mostly for fic, with a few vid and fanart recs in the mix.
There is a process of voting for themes that the moderators use to judge the popularity of themes before the new one is announced on the 15th of each month.
Up till now, the potential themes that made up the poll every month were suggested by you (via our official theme suggestion post, which is now defunct) and picked by me - and then again, voted by you. With this new process, we aim to eliminate mod-involvement almost completely. What we want you to do is leave up to three theme ideas in the comments .... after which we will open a monster poll that includes all submitted potential themes and let you vote. The top choice will be next month's theme; top fifteen will be saved for the next four polls - for which they will be randomly selected.
Fancake celebrated its second year anniversary on December 15, 2012. The mod revealed some stats about Fancake in its 2 year run:
- We held 24 rounds, with 24 different themes,
- We posted 2,497 recs,
- We recced fanwork in 405 different fandoms,
- We had 168 different reccers,
- We built our DW membership to 554 members, 864 subscribers,
- We had a lot of cake (no statistics on this one yet, we're working on it.)
- Round 1 - Amnesia
- Round 2 - Telepathy
- Round 3 - Superpowers
- Round 4 - Crossovers/Fusions
- Round 5 - Genderfuck
- Round 6 - Marriage
- Round 7 - Mythical Creatures
- Round 8 - Polyamory
- Round 9 - Hurt/Comfort
- Round 10 - Rare Pairings
- Round 11 - Science Fiction
- Round 12 - Apocalypse/Dystopia
- Round 13 - Soulbonding
- Round 14 - Established Relationship
- Round 15 - Female Characters
- Round 16 - Novel-length Fic
- Round 17 - Casefic
- Round 18 - Comfortfic
- Round 19 - Kidfic. This particular theme has sub-categories which the mod has been tagging.
- Round 20 - Alternate Universe: Fork in the Road
- Round 21 - Time Travel
- Round 22 - Pretend Couple
- Round 23 - Complete AUs
- Round 24 - Minor Characters
- Round 25 - Amnesty. (This is going to be our first full amnesty round. Before this we had amnesty periods, lasting from five days to a week, but as the number of fancake's themes grew, we figured it would be better to do this once a year and for a full thirty days. What we will do this round is recommend fics (and other fanwork) for all previous fancake themes.)
- Round 26 - First Time
- Round 27 - Family
- Round 28 - Canon Alternate Realities
- Round 29 - Fix-it
- Round 30 - Courtship
- Round 31 - Small Fandoms
- Round 32 - Competence
- Round 33 - Families of Choice
- Cupcake Round 34A - Creator Recs
- Cupcake Round 34B - Daemons (His Dark Materials AUs)
- Cupcake Round 34C - M/M/F Threesomes
- Cupcake Round 34D - Secret Identity Reveal
- Round 35 - Characters of Color
- Round 36 - Worldbuilding
"I realise almost nobody here is on Dreamwidth, but I’m going to quickly pimp my favourite reccing community there anyway. Reccing is open to anybody and any fandom or kind of fanwork, and runs on themed months, usually tropes - which is brilliant not only for the way it brings you a whole bunch of hurt/comfort or amnesia fic, but also for the way it actively encourages reccing, since you can’t look at a trope without wanting to find examples for it in your fandom/s and show them off."
- 12/15/10 Accessed 12/15/11
- Apocalypse/Dystopia Round is Closed
- New Theme Selection Process: Theme Suggestion Post the First
- Minor Characters round is now closed. Also, fancake is officially two years old.
- jerakeen: time to pass on the torch... Accessed 11. July 2019
- jerakeen: New Beginnings Accessed 11. July 2019
- Round 25: Amnesty!
- blindmouse. Tumblr post, Dec 15, 2012. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021.
- Anonymous comment on fail_fandomanon. Re: Rec the Reccers, Nov 11, 2019. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021.