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ANNOUNCING THE BABFICATHON SPRING 2006!! [Feb. 7th, 2006|11:08 pm]
The Great LJ Babylon 5 Ficathon


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Babylon 5 Ficathon 2006, Spring Edition: Going Wild!

For those who don't know how this works, a Ficathon is basically as follows (some of the rules have been altered to hopefully make it simpler since last time):

You leave a comment below with your requests for fics you'd like to see, and all the fics you'd be willing to write. (Or, if you don't have an lj/don't want to create one/any other reason, send an email to ficathon [at] namingrainbows [dot] net.)

After sign-ups close, your friendly neighbourhood mods (being leyenn and waterdaughter) match your requests up to someone else who wants to write it, and you up with someone else who wants what you'll write, and so on around the circle. You pick one of the requests you're assigned and write it within the time limit.

No one's going to complain if you're so inspired by your assignment that you want to write more than one of your requests, but you are only required to write one.

Now, on to the particulars...

The theme of this year's Spring Edition of the babficathon is GOING WILD!

This is your chance to request, and to write, anything in the Babylon 5 Universe. Your chance to fill in those gaps in canon you always knew needed to be filled, or perhaps request that AU you always thought would work so well? That perfect pairing (threesome? foursome? lonely character on their own, neglected and unloved?) you just cannot find good fic for, or any fic at all? Fix that episode, kill this character, find out what would have happened if... whatever! Around here, crazy is good! Inspired is even better!

- You may make up to six requests. You do not have to make six, but the more requests you make, the better chance we stand of matching you successfully.

- Of your six requests, at least three should be from the Specified List below. This is to give you a head-start on thinking up requests, and equally a head-start on what you might be asked to/not want to write. The list is drawn up based on three things: Overall popularity within the fandom; Current activity within the fandom; and finally, anything else the mods thought should be on there. ;)

- A further three of your requests can be Wild. This means exactly that - anything goes, but make it something you honestly think is writeable! Seriously outlandish stuff is fun to request, but you may not stand a high chance of getting it filled. On the other hand, if that doesn't bother you, or you're fairly sure someone can fulfill the request, then go for it!

- All requests must contain at least one character for the writer to work with. We would also expect requests to contain a pairing or further selection of characters - it is your choice whether to request romantic or friendship fic for those characters. For example, you can request Sinclair/Garibaldi, but specify that you'd like friendship fic only. Equally, you can request Londo/G'Kar/Na'Toth and specify that you'd like some hot'n'heavy action, please thank you ma'am.

Please try not to be over-specific in your requests. Leave your author room to play! For example, 'I want to see what would have happened with Delenn if Sheridan had been Valen' is a fine request; 'Please write me 972 words of NC-17 in which Londo ties Lennier to his bed and introduces him to the art of Centauri lovin' using only three tentacles, an ice cube and sixteen poker chips' is getting a little too specific, not to mention a little too wtf?! Be reasonable. Don't request ratings, unless it's to say 'nothing above R for this pairing' or the like. Let the author (and the characters) work out how graphic they're comfortable getting with your OTP of choice.

- Please make sure you list everything you will and won't write in your sign up. This goes for specific characters, pairings and any other general squicks or problems such as extreme AUs, non-con, threesomes, poking G'Kar in the eye... whatever. This will make it easier on us to assign you to someone, and easier for you when you receive your own assignment.

- (Almost) finally, entries should be at least 1000 words and posted in the babficathon community by the deadline.

- If you do not have an lj, you can email the story to ficathon [at] namingrainbows [dot] net and one of the mods will post it for you (we don't anticipate too many of these, please!). You are free to post your finished story wherever else you like, but you must post in babficathon as well.

- (Finally), if you are going to have to drop out, at any point, please, please email to the ficathon address or leave a comment here. We know that last time there were some fics which were never posted, and we hope to ensure that this does not happen this time. The only way we can do this is by knowing in advance if anyone is not going to turn in a story by the allotted time so that we can assign a pinch-hitter. Please note, however, that this is not school - a ficathon should be fun, first and foremost, and if you have a good reason for needing an extension on the deadline, let us know. (P.S. we can be bribed with good-quality chocolate or herbal tea. ;)

Sign-ups run from now until the end of TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28th 2006.

Assignments will be emailed out IN SECRET by the end of SUNDAY MARCH 5th 2006.

Stories will be due by the end of MONDAY JUNE 5th 2006.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with the following form:

Name: [your preferred pen-name]
LJ: [your lj name, if you have one]
Email: [a working email address that you check regularly, since this is where your assignment will be sent]

Request 1: [from the Specified List below]
Request 2: [from the Specified List below]
Request 3: [from the Specified List below]
Request 4: [anything]
Request 5: [anything]
Request 6: [anything]

Squicks: [anything you absolutely do not want to write, be it pairings, characters or general no-no's]
Yays: [anything you will write, be that pairings, characters, ratings, or general yes-yes's!]
Pinch-hit? [could you possibly write a back-up fic on short notice if necessary? please note that due to the nature of pinch-hitting, back-up fics may require your Squicks and Yays to be a bit flexible]

The Specified List:

Gideon/Galen (Crusade)
Gideon/Lochley (Crusade)
David/Dulann (tLotR)

(Hopefully everyone can find at least three requests from that little list - remember that you can pick a pairing from the above and request a non-romantic fic.)

An example entry to give you the gist:

Name: Leyenn
LJ: leyenn
Email: Leyenn [at] gmail [dot] com

Request 1: David/Dulann (tLotR), something pre-slashy
Request 2: Ivanova/Talia, if the Minbari won the War, anything up to NC-17
Request 3: Delenn/Marcus, a meeting in the Zen Garden, romance or friendship, any rating
Request 4: Rabbi Koslov, sometime during the Earth Civil War
Request 5: Londo/Delenn, if they were both passed over for assignment to B5
Request 6: Marcus/Garibaldi/Lennier - they all want what they can't have, whether it's drink or women - romance, but any rating

Squicks: Bester, Byron, Lochley. G'Kar/Vir, Gideon/Lochley. Prefer not to write Centauri hetfic but will give it a go. No non-con.
Yays: Ivanova, Talia, Delenn, Sheridan, any permutations of the main or recurring cast is fine. Will write G through NC-17, threesomes etc.
Pinch-hit? Yes.


Very, very finally, feel free to PIMP THE FICATHON! More entrants means more fic, and more chance of good match-ups. Nudge your friends! Poke your list-mates! Advertise! Go, fly, be free!

Oh but wait, make sure you leave your comment first... ;)

[User Picture]From: the_geeky_one
2006-02-08 12:30 am (UTC)
Name: Madelin Breaker
LJ: the_geeky_one
Email: madelin_breaker@yahoo.com
Request 1: Marcus/Ivanova A romantic fic that doesn't center on explaing how Marcus didn't die or came back to life or retelling how they got together.
Request 2: Delenn/Lennier Several years after Sheridan "dies", Lennier returns and they get together in the process of solving some sort of problem.
Request 3: Lennier/Vir Friendship They have to complete a very important task for their bosses together.
Request 4: Londo/G'Kar G'kar develops telepathy from being suck in a ship full of telepaths and this allows him to have a long distance relationship with Londo
Request 5: Draal/Delenn Friendship A back story for the two characters
Request 6: Delenn/Ivanova The years after John dies...

Squicks: Main character death (that isn't cannon), Bondage and anything related to that form of sex life, pwp, Ivanova/Taila, anything where Sheridan is the main focus, anything overly depressing, anything overly violent
Season 1, the movies, the books
Yays: Lennier/Delenn, Londo/G'kar, Ivanova/Marcus, those strange requests that make people go 'huh'
Pinch-hit? Sure as long as my life hasn't gone completely insane

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[User Picture]From: fondued_jicama
2006-02-08 05:41 am (UTC)
Name: Fondued Jicama
LJ: fondued_jicama
Email: Guess. =p fondued_jicama@yahoo.com

Request 1: Ivanova/Marcus!!!, friendship/romance. Preferrably not with the word or any synonym of the word 'revive' (trust me, I've read them all =p).
Request 2: Londo/Adira
Request 3: Lyta/Kosh
Request 4: G'Kar/Na'Toth
Request 5: Zack/Lyta
Request 6: Garibaldi/Talia

Squicks: Slash. Will gladly do friendship fics involving same gender, but nothing involving sexual attraction.
Yays: Ivanova/Marcus= yay-yay, Vir, Morden/Anna (*g*)...just about entire main cast in friendship pairings.
Pinch-hit? I'd say yes, I'm willing, but I'm a horrible procrastinator and probably can't be relied on for backup. So...consider me the backup of the backup. ^^;
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[User Picture]From: fondued_jicama
2006-02-08 05:45 am (UTC)
Oh! And, um, ooh, ooh! Can I make pimping banners? ^^
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[User Picture]From: leyenn
2006-02-08 12:33 pm (UTC)
Feel free! ^__^ I have a banner to go at the top of the comm page but I've just got to remember how to get it up there...
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From: twisted_badger
2006-02-12 10:51 pm (UTC)
Name: twisted_badger
LJ: twisted_badger
Email: kelsi.badger@gmail.com

Request 1: Ivanova/Lyta - Delenn dies
Request 2: Ivanova/Talia - Delenn dies
Request 3: Garibaldi/Lochley
Request 4: Garibaldi/Ivanova
Request 5: Ivanova/Ivanova (why yes is the one I want the most lol)

Squicks: Byron, m/m, m/m/f, m/m/m, Crusade.
Yays: f/f, f/m, ivanova/anyone
Pinch-hit? ask me later, college is a bitch now but it might ease up
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[User Picture]From: voleuse
2006-02-21 05:18 pm (UTC)
Name: Voleuse
LJ: voleuse
Email: voleuse@livejournal.com

Request 1: Ivanova/Talia: An encounter set after "Divided Loyalties"
Request 2: Ivanova/Marcus: Romance or friendship, set during the series
Request 3: Lennier/Vir: Friendship, and perhaps some drinking.
Request 4: G'Kar/Na'Toth: Friendship, post-series
Request 5: G'Kar/Vir: Friendship fic, or at least something with them communicating outside of official business.
Request 6: Ivanova/Delenn: Friendship fic, set during or after the series

Squicks: I'm not confident I could do NC-17, but I'm willing to give it a shot. No non-con.
Yays: I would love to write gen about any character, or friendship fic.
Pinch-hit? Yes.
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[User Picture]From: littlemimm
2006-02-22 07:54 pm (UTC)
Hiya! I was just wondering... Are there more sign-ups yet than the two appearing here? I've been thinking of participating, but would prefer to have a bit more variation. ;)
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[User Picture]From: leyenn
2006-02-22 10:18 pm (UTC)
I've unscreened all of them now. Forgot I'd got screening on by default!

Pleeeease by all means participate! And the 'example' in the post counts as my sign-up too. :) We'd really love to have more people playing.
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[User Picture]From: littlemimm
2006-02-25 08:00 pm (UTC)
I'd love to, but I'm a slasher through and through and it seems everyone else is here for the het or the gen, which would mean that whoever got me would probably freak out. :) I don't mind writing het and gen, though. Hmm, I'll think about it a bit more. I still have a couple of days left.
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[User Picture]From: leyenn
2006-02-25 08:05 pm (UTC)
Think about it, and worry not about the freaking out. I know at least one person involved who will take on aaaaanything. ;)
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[User Picture]From: netgirl_y2k
2006-02-24 10:12 pm (UTC)
Name: Netgirl
LJ: Netgirl_y2k
Email: Netgirl_comingout@hotmail.com

Request 1: Ivanova/Talia, something set after the Control personality has taken over
Request 2: Talia/Lyta, pre-show when they were in the psi-corps together
Request 3: Delenn/Sinclair, if Delenn had gone back into the past with him
Request 4: Delenn/Lyta, if Sheridan didn't return from Z'Ha'Dum
Request 5: Vir Cotto, gen fic
Request 6: Delenn/Neroon, any rating friendship or romance.

Squicks: Bester, Crusade characters, Narn/Centauri slash, happy to write friendship though.
Yays: Ivanova, Talia, Lyta, Delenn, Vir, Lennier, Garibaldi, Londo
Pinch-hit? Sure

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