fkcommentfic

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Challenge
Name: Bite-Size FKFic, fkcommentfic
Date(s): 2011-2013 (inactive since then)
Moderator(s): Amilyn
Founder: Amilyn
Type: fan fiction
Fandom: Forever Knight
Associated Community: LJ, DW (crossposted)
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fkcommentfic is a LiveJournal/Dreamwidth community (crossposted) for creative writing about Forever Knight and its characters. Its formal name is Bite-Size FKFic; but it is more usually referred to by its LJ/DW comm-name.

The purpose of the community is to encourage writing, especially by lurkers (though in practice the participants are those who write for FK Fic Fest). To this end, it runs themed challenges for which members post prompts to which the stories are posted as comments. Given the restrictions on comment length on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, this effectively limits stories to ficlets, vignettes, drabbles, and the like. However, it is permitted to post longer stories over multiple comments.

The moderator of the community is amilyn, who established it on 17 July 2011. Four challenges were run; but the community has been inactive since 2013.

Round 1: FKFicfest '11 After-Party

This was the Dead Dog Party for FK Fic Fest 2011. People were encouraged to post ideas for stories, especially the prompts they had submitted for which stories had not been written.

Schedule

FK Fic Fest stories were released starting 18 July 2011, at which point people could start posting their unused prompts to fkcommentfic. The last day for prompts was originally supposed to be 30 July; but, because of problems on LiveJournal, this was extended to 7 August.

Starting 20 July 2011, stories could be posted as they were written. The last day to post was originally supposed to be 28 August; but the deadline was extended to 15 September.

Stories

The following ficlets were the result:

Round 2: FKFicfest '12 After-Party

This was the Dead Dog Party for FK Fic Fest 2012.

Schedule

The release of FK Fic Fest stories was completed on 7 August July 2012, at which point people could start posting their unused prompts to fkcommentfic. The last day for prompts was 31 August, and the last day for stories was 30 September.

Stories

The following ficlets were the result:

Round 3: Bloor Street Mistletoe Stations

This was a Winter Challenge for Christmas 2012.

In the real world,[1] the Bloor Annex Business Improvement Area in Toronto installed 21 "kissing stations" along Bloor Street between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue for the Christmas season. Each station suspended a red-ribboned bunch of fake mistletoe from a tinsel-bedecked lamp over a white circle with red text: "Mistletoe Kissing Station Approved by the Bloor Annex BIA."

The challenge: Picture this real initiative in Forever Knight's fictional Toronto!

Schedule

Writing and posting ran between 2 December 2012 and 6 January 2013.

Stories

Round 4: FKFicfest '13 After-Party

This was the Dead Dog Party for FK Fic Fest 2013. Unlike previous years, the moderator got things rolling by herself posting one prompt from each of the other players who had participated in the ficathon along with a first ficlet for each prompt. (This was effectively in lieu of the party favours that had concluded FK Fic Fest in previous years.)

Schedule

The Dead Dog Party started on 4 August 2013 (i.e., as soon as FK Fic Fest was over). The deadline for posting prompts was 31 August, and the deadline for posting stories was 30 September.

Stories

References

  1. ^ A description of the real-life "kissing stations" can be found in the Toronto Star article "Few pucker up at Bloor St. kissing stations", 25 November 2012 (accessed 24 June 2021).