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26 July 2009 @ 08:02 pm
Ficathon Announcement!  

Contrary to popular belief, hl_flashfic  is still active (ish) and is about to undergo a metamorphosis! So, drumroll please as I bring you the inaugural:


The theme of this first ficathon (and possibly all forthcoming if it is successful) is Second Banana. Basically, instead of prompts, entrants can choose any secondary character from all of Highlander (this includes the Series, the Raven, the movies and even the anime if you so choose). So, absolutely NO Macleods, Methos, Joe Dawson, or Richie Ryan* (there's enough fic about them already people!) but bucketloads of Darius, Hugh Fitzcairn, Kronos, Rebecca, Ramirez, Bert Myers, Tessa Noel and any other secondary character you might feel has had short shrift in fanfic.

*The primary characters are allowed to appear in your fic, but they should not be the protagonist of it.

We are allowing a certain grey area for Amanda and Nick Wolfe because the Raven is woefully lacking fic and there aren't enough Amanda fics out there in general.

Minimum length will be 1000 words, we want lots of entries to make this a success, but there is no maximum. We only ask that the fic is posted complete.

Signups will begin this week, so please pimp this on any comms you belong to/maintain and your LJ, preferably with a link to
hl_flashfic  and/or this post.
Black Rook: Ceirdwyngrachonok on July 26th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh yes!!!! I've been waiting for it since February:).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: rubbishidontlikegravy on July 26th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear someone has! LOL

I'm afraid that's completely my fault, I didn't get beyond the 'cool idea' stage, but this time I'm actually going to do it! I'll be posting signup announcement tomorrow. :)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on July 26th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
OOoo! I want more Fitz fic! I loved that guy!

The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on July 27th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
I think this is a great idea. How long are we going to get to write for it? I want to have a go but don't know if I'll be able to spare any muses - they're bloody busy atm!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: naked nickidontlikegravy on July 27th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking six weeks, with 1000 word min. So people have time to write something longer if they are able, but it's not so long that people get complacent and forget. (Plus I don't want to run into the hlh_shortcuts time period!)

Does that seem reasonable?
layla_aaron: Dangerous Caspian (me)luscious_words on July 27th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hmm, the minimum is 500 words, but is there a max? (I'm thinking about my little Caspian fic. *g*)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: flashficidontlikegravy on July 27th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Actually, I've changed the min to 1000 (must edit that). There is no maximum, but the fic should be complete for posting by the deadline. :)
layla_aaron: Dangerous Caspian (me)luscious_words on July 27th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Woot! I think I'm going to have to go over there and sign up. Bring on Caspian!!! *whispers* Wait, I should ask if it has to be completely new at the time it starts.

Okay, going over there, signing up and looking for rules. :)