26 June 2017 @ 08:53 pm
Sign ups are due to end in 48 hours. What time is that for me?

I'm a little worried because we're currently under 20 sign-ups and I'm not sure if we're going to get enough to make matching possible. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Hopefully everyone's waiting till the last minute. Tell your friends, tell your enemies. Encourage them to sign up!
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Current Mood: worried
 
 
25 June 2017 @ 11:27 pm
I've finally figured out exactly how I want to end my virtual fourth season and, by extension, how I think the series should have ended.

Now that I know for certain the direction I'm going with it, I'll be officially beginning Season 4 next month. Episodes will "premiere" every fortnight on the AO3.

I look forward to seeing what my fellow fans think of it. :)
 
 
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: Alexandre Desplat - The Oblivation (Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1)
 
 
I forgot to do this yesterday. Derp! Oh well, better late than never.

Here are, as promised, more of freaky_nerd's art that had been posted on the now-inactive fk_freaks comm. Be warned, one of them is not work or school safe due to partial female nudity.

Nine art pieces behind the cut. )

There'll be one more, special art post coming soon. In the meantime, check out her current stuff on Instagram.
 
 
Current Mood: lethargic
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 05:39 pm
So today is the last day of teaching my harder summer term class and all the grading has finally been done and posted!  I will have one day to relax, then the second term of summer starts.  This portion will be an easier class for me, leaving more time to write, so I am happy about that.  I have a number ideas floating around, but about four projects will now move up into the active queue!  My goal is to get them done before the holiday season begins (or at least for one of them, to start the series).  Once the holidays get closer, I am too busy with teaching and filling online orders to be near a computer creatively until Christmas Eve.      
 
 
Current Mood: productive
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 03:19 pm
Just a reminder that sign-ups are open. I'll be camping this weekend and may be slow to respond to queries.

Sign-up on AO3. You will need an AO3 account, but their queue is down to less than a day. Please note that you must be logged in to sign-up. Sign-ups will close on June 28th

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Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters can be found here.

Requests

You must request at least three fandoms, and can request up to ten. You may request between 0 (any) and 10 characters. The exchange is set up to match ANY, not ALL to increase odds of matching. You may not be matched on ALL the characters you request.

By requesting Any, a participant is requesting Any characters on the fandom's nomination list. Do not be that person who requests Any in Fandom F, but writes about specifically wanting Character Z from Fandom F who wasn't nominated.

You may also request Any if you want fics focused on worldbuilding instead of a specific character(s).

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Offers

You must offer a minimum of 3 fandoms, maximum of 10. You may offer up to 10 characters or offer Any.

The bucket list is enabled, so you can offer more than 10 fandoms, but any fandoms in the bucket list default to ANY characters, ANY ratings. More information about making a bucketlist offer (including a lovely diagram) can be found in the Yuletide sign-up instructions.

Don't forget to request/offer fandoms you want. If you're lukewarm about a fandom, don't request it or offer it. Chances are this will be the fandom you receive/are assigned.

Once at least five people have signed up, you'll be able to keep track of current request/offer numbers via the signup summary.

You may edit your sign up form until sign ups close on June 28th.
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
 
I'll be honest: I spent a lot of time writing this post, deleting it, then writing something different.  So many opinions I should probably not type . . .

As has been noted and commented before, this movie will be very different from Forever Knight, to the point of almost wondering why they bother linking their weird crossover/fusion fanfic thing into this fandom.  I find myself so often shaking my head in shock, my brain rejecting this thing, yet some sort of morbid fascination keeps me checking in periodically to see what will happen next.  But at least they have made my least-favorite character more interesting.

So.  The first cast photo with the major characters has been released (see below).  Vachon will be played by Ralph Piotrowski; he even has a top hat (though not in this image)!  LaCroix will be played by Sean Reynolds.  Personally, I don't like the fact that they have made Nick and LaCroix appear similar in age.  For me, LaCroix needs to have had experienced more mortal years than Nick.  This just throws that dynamic completely off.  But enough of my personal rant.

If you look at the other posted images of the vampire characters, there is a fuzzy, plastic-like filter they are putting on them.  Not quite sure if the intent is to show they physically look very different than mortals, or playing off the 'vampires can't really have their picture taken and if they do they'll be indistinct' idea.  I hope that is only for these promo shots, because it will be very distracting if they intend to do that throughout their movie.

For more info about the movie, you can check out the FK Movie facebook page.

The order in the photo from left to right: Schanke, LaCroix, Vachon, Lily, Natalie, Nick



     
 
 
Current Mood: irate
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 05:20 pm
A happy birthday to Catherine Disher!  She has played many roles in TV shows, and has done extensive voice work.  In Forever Knight she was, of course, Dr Natalie Lambert.    
 
 
Current Mood: happy
 
 
22 June 2017 @ 10:13 am
Yep. More of freaky_nerd's art rescued from fk_freaks. These are her sketches of Nick in various moods.

14 beautiful sketches of our hero behind the cut. )

More to come tomorrow. Again, make sure to show her some love over on Instagram.
 
 
Current Mood: working
 
 
21 June 2017 @ 04:27 pm
Almost done trawling the old LJ comms, and guess what? I found more art by freaky_nerd on the fk_freaks comm (which hasn't been active since 2012). There's enough to require multiple posts, so here's the first of 'em.

Seven lovely paintings under the cut. )

Show this talented gal some love by following her on Instagram.
 
 
Current Mood: chipper
 
 
21 June 2017 @ 05:42 pm
Finished since the last reading post
Captain's Surrender, which I enjoyed all the way through; By Honor Betrayed by the same author, mostly as bedtime reading, which fell quite flat for me by lacking a sense of place and time and feeling too much like conventional romance novel; A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents of SOE by Sarah Helm, which I found fascinating without knowing anything about her or SOE before, and struggled to put down.

Currently reading
The Virgin in the Garden by AS Byatt; Breaking the Rules by Meredith Taylor as bedtime reading—it's pretty terrible in terms of originality or interesting characters, but as it was a free Kindle novella, it's OK.

Reading next
Not sure
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21 June 2017 @ 09:25 am
So, I rescued the pics from the LJ comm geraint_fans (which has not been active since 2015) and turned them into a neat series of collages.

Be warned: these things are HUGE.

Look behind this cut. )

Enjoy. :)
 
 
Current Mood: creative
Current Music: the oscillation of my bedroom fans
 
 
 
19 June 2017 @ 09:45 pm
Sign-ups are open. The sign-up summary can be reached from the sidebar once at least 5 people have signed up.

Post or link your Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters here.
You'll want to list the following at a minimum:

your AO3 Name (especially if it's different from the name you're commenting with).
Fandom 1
Fandom 2
etc.
Link to your letter on or off LJ/DW

You can also post your entire letter in the comments.

A note on optional details
Optional details are optional, but participants may have very strong feelings about how they want their childhood fandoms to be handled. I ask that you also respect any squicks/strong feelings expressed in their letters.

That being said, your letter is not the place to ask for a character who wasn't nominated or a specific relationship, unless it's one of several options (or something like "I love everyone/Character X, so feel free to include them if you want"). Remember that your writer only signed up to write the characters listed and might not be prepared to write for other characters. Don't make your writer sad because they know they can't please you.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
19 June 2017 @ 09:42 pm
Sign-up on AO3. You will need an AO3 account, but their queue is down to less than a day. Please note that you must be logged in to sign-up. Sign-ups will close on June 28th

Fic Corner Tag Set.

Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letters can be found here.

Requests

You must request at least three fandoms, and can request up to ten. You may request between 0 (any) and 10 characters. The exchange is set up to match ANY, not ALL to increase odds of matching. You may not be matched on ALL the characters you request.

By requesting Any, a participant is requesting Any characters on the fandom's nomination list. Do not be that person who requests Any in Fandom F, but writes about specifically wanting Character Z from Fandom F who wasn't nominated.

You may also request Any if you want fics focused on worldbuilding instead of a specific character(s).

Prompt URL: If you want to leave a Dear Fic Corner Scribbler letter for your writer, this is the place to do so.

Description: Optional details are optional, however, if you want to give your writer ideas, this is the place to do it, whether you write a letter or not.

Offers

You must offer a minimum of 3 fandoms, maximum of 10. You may offer up to 10 characters or offer Any.

The bucket list is enabled, so you can offer more than 10 fandoms, but any fandoms in the bucket list default to ANY characters, ANY ratings. More information about making a bucketlist offer (including a lovely diagram) can be found in the Yuletide sign-up instructions.

Don't forget to request/offer fandoms you want. If you're lukewarm about a fandom, don't request it or offer it. Chances are this will be the fandom you receive/are assigned.

Once at least five people have signed up, you'll be able to keep track of current request/offer numbers via the signup summary.

You may edit your sign up form until sign ups close on June 28th.
 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
"Before we begin you must all be warned...nothing here is vegetarian. Bon appétit." -- Hannibal Lecter
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Current Mood: hungry
 
 
18 June 2017 @ 10:01 am
Please note any issues you find in the tagset in the comments. Tag set
 
 
Current Mood: busy
 
 
Short version, I overslept. Due to the delay, vetting will run until 9pm EDT 19th June (What time is that for me?), and assignments will go out tomorrow night once vetting closes.

I've got four fandoms which were not published for children or teens, but are teen-adjacent which I've decided to allow.

Biting the Sun - Tanith Lee
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Wayward Children Series - Seanan McGuire

I'll be sending the character nominated as "Judge" in the Henry & Mudge series through as Mudge, barring any new information before I close noms. I'm slowly working my way through sending fandoms and characters from the uncategorized/unassociated bins right now, so please do not leave vetting comments on those. It takes a while for the archive to catch up to the changes I'm making.

Vetting notes can be left in the comments. The Tag Set can be found here
 
 
Current Mood: awake
 
 
Unanswered Queries:

For the person who nominated the Henry & Mudge Series, I've got one character I'm holding off on approving - did you mean Judge or Mudge???

New Queries:

For the person who nominated The Worst Witch Series - Jill Murphy, you nominated Maud Spellbody who only appears under that name in the newest TV show. Did you mean to nominate Maud Moonshine?

I'm pushing noms closing back till tomorrow morning as I've got other tasks I need to finish tonight. You've got till 18th June at 9am EDT (What time is that for me?).
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Current Mood: busy
 
 
17 June 2017 @ 08:37 am
We're about about 12 hours away from noms closing now. You've got till 17th June at 9pm EDT (What time is that for me?).

Note that the mod reserves the right to leave noms open overnight and close them in the morning. If this happens, there will be a post with the revised deadline.
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Current Mood: tired