30 August 2013 @ 10:35 pm
I don't know if [personal profile] amilyn is on holiday or what, but I've seen no reminder so far that tomorrow is the final day to post prompts for the Dead Dog Party on [community profile] fkcommentfic. If any of the people who played in [community profile] fkficfest were planning to add their unfilled prompts, they need to do it pronto. Or anyone else, for that matter: I don't think one is required to have written in [community profile] fkficfest this year in order to participate. One just needs to join the comm.

I'm a bit surprised, actually, that no one else seems to have commented on [livejournal.com profile] waltd's stories. He posted several prompts a few weeks ago, as well as some ficlets. [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva has also posted a prompt.

Has no one else dropped by to take a look? Perhaps when [personal profile] amilyn posted so many gifts at the beginning of August, she accidentally drowned us in drabbles! I'm sure that was never her intention. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you'll find the newer posts.

Anyway, this week I wrote a ficlet relating to a prompt of [livejournal.com profile] waltd's. A second ficlet was prompted by [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva's suggestion; but it turned out to want to be set in the FK War version of Toronto. This in no way matches the title she gave the prompt; so I posted it to the FKFIC-L mailing list, instead. I then, of course, had the pleasure of designing webpages for both of them.

First, though, let me mention "Shift". This was my [community profile] fkficfest story. I uploaded its webpage at the beginning of August. However, the design hardly seemed worth a post of its own. "Shift" is set in the same continuity as my earlier story, "The New Guy"; so I decided it would be best to use the same graphics—or, more accurately, the same background tiles, since I decorated the page with a number of cropped screen captures. These were, of course, selected to be apposite to the story.

"A Captain's Lot is Not a Happy One" was written to [livejournal.com profile] waltd's prompt, "A policeman's lot is not a happy one: Are things really all that bad, Captain Reese?" As I wrote a drabble, it looks a trifle small to have a whole webpage all to itself. However, I've done the same for the drabbles I've written in the past. The bluish tones of the background pick up the lighting on Reese's face in the picture I used to head the page.

""Caddies in the Night" was prompted by [livejournal.com profile] gnosticdiva's "Nick has to deal with a fangirl." However, she gave the prompt the title, "Vampire Vannabe". This suggests that she wants a story about someone who is a fan of vampires, rather than of Nick personally, i.e., someone who wants to be brought across. My story, as I said, is set in the universe of the Forever Knight Wars. It's just a throwaway ficlet intended, I hope, to spark interest in having another war sometime in the not too far distant future—maybe next year.

Anyway, for all the War!Toronto stories I've written (including my actual war posts), I've used a bordered background in which the border indicates the relevant faction. For my war posts, that normally means a Die-Hard border, of course. However, in War 14 I also wrote a couple of RatPack stories leading into a crossover; and I therefore designed a RatPack border, plus a combined crossover border. Then, for my out-of-war posts, I designed a border for the FoDs and one for the new Blackwings.

"Caddies in the Night" involves Nick and Tracy. I suppose technically that makes it a Night Shift story (though I hasten to add that it is not in any way a romance). I therefore made it a border in dark blue, trimmed with brass, and overlapped a police badge and police ID, both taken from screen captures.
 
 
 
 
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