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From the Years of the Trees to the Fourth Age, from sultry tales of the Silmarillion to romances in the Ring Wars...

Yes, you know the rest. It's mid-December and the final week to sign up for My Slashy Valentine 2017. I know life is busy and sometimes it's easy to forget the love of writing, and of Middle-earth, that drew us into this fandom, but the swap might be your best chance for a while to get in there and s t r e t c h those writing muscles. So go on, close your eyes and jump! And remember, if you're stuck on what to ask for, send me a PM. I have all sorts of scary ideas.

Click this link to read the rules and access the link to the sign up page
Come on, you know you want to!

Sign-up period: December 4th - December 18th
Assignments distributed: by December 28th

Deadline for first-time participants: February 1st
Deadline for returning participants: February 8th

Archive opens: February 14th, 2017

Date: 2016-12-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am still writing in the fandom, still working on my stories, although there are not many people to speak to about the fandom these days, save on Tumblr, which is utter rubbish for communication :/

I just can't fit in SV, I'm afraid. I did post about it on Faerie News though, and reblogged it on Tumblr.

May the Muses be kind, if you're writing for it :)

Date: 2016-12-17 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gods, I miss all the talk about fandom and writing so much sometimes! I just cannot connect to Tumblr, I've tried but it frustrates me. I can't understand how fandom stopped being primarily about communication and sharing ideas (is this how getting old feels? *g*) I'd find another fandom like so many other good writers have but nothing else draws me in like Tolkien, I don't have an urge to write outside of this world.

Yeah, I know you don't do the swaps. I understand completely about working within your own universe (maybe you could give it a try some day and treat it like a rather weird AU...?) I'm not taking part this time. The fic I started for Red last Slashy Valentine decided to be a chaptered monster and the rule is I can't sign up again till it's finished --- about to post chapter 10 with two more to go, so that's me out till Kit's swap midyear, lol. It feels a bit strange but it's fair.

I need to start posting on Faerie again, it's such a lovely archive. My corner of fandom is so quiet it started feeling a bit 'eager' to be posting all over the place so I stuck to Ao3 and occasionally on MPTT/SWG, but I guess that's silly too.

Date: 2016-12-17 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know people share headcanons on Tumblr, but I never read them. I want to read headcanons in a story, (or some-one talking about their story). It seems a waste to me otherwise, and quite meaningless.

That seems to be about the limit of communication. I have a beta invite for a new platform called Pillowfiort which should be starting soon. I want to see what that is like; it's being developed by people who thought Tumblr could be better - and it could be.

I just have no interest in other fandoms, never have. There are things I might like about them, but they don't inspire me to write fanfic, which is the big litmus test for me. I read voraciously, for instance, but never want to write fanfic about those books.

I did write a fandom stocking fic a couple of years back, about 11,000 words, which was completely outside my AU, but it felt very strange. This time ten years ago I was half way through writing the first draft of Dark Prince and I've put so many hours, so many words into that 'verse (and offshoots) that I just can't see the point of abandoning my OC's for ny length of time. They've been around a long time, now. I got a comment that warmed me on AO3 not long ago; the person said they missed my OC's when they weren't in other fic. And I miss them, too.

If I were younger, with more time and energy, no doubt I would, or if I were more of a 'flitter' who could easily jump from one thing to another... but I'm not. I can focus on one (or two) stories pretty well, but can't jump around. Some-one said on the Faerie shoutbox that Tumblr has adult ADDH, and it's true. And I don't - at all! I'm almost the opposite.

Oh, you should post on Faerie. I don't think it matters where we post or to how many archives. I mainly read on Faerie and a little on AO3 if I get author update, but rarely anywhere else, as I did years back when I had more time to browse. And I like it because it's friendly and quiet -- as in, no bad feeling and no wank going on!

Date: 2016-12-15 07:36 pm (UTC)
fimbrethiel: (Glorfindel naughty)
From: [personal profile] fimbrethiel
Every time I see these, I'm tempted. Sad to say, my muses have all fled the building except where RP is concerned.

Date: 2016-12-17 01:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is your game still running? That's very cool! Still, a little breakout writing would be nice, wouldn't it? Kick the muses where it hurts, demand a little playtime? It would be lovely if you signed up again, it's been ages!

(tell the mods I tried *g*)

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