February 11th, 2011
|rachel500||11:55 pm - Announcing the Women of the Gate 11 in 11 Challenge|
We're all about promoting the fabulous female characters of the Stargate universe and usually we do so through our usual ficathon and art challenges. However, today we're announcing a new initiative: our 11 in 11 Challenge.
Can you commit to posting 11 times in 2011? The posts can be 11 posts of fanfic featuring a Stargate female character as primary point of view, 11 posts of art (icons, banners, wallpapers, fanfic covers, vids, etc.), 11 posts of recommendations for your favourite characters (art, fic, vids), 11 posts of meta about your favourite characters (discussion of episodes featuring female characters as the focus, general commentary on the usage of the female characters, etc) or 11 posts with a combination of these different categories! You can post on any female character or characters, whether regular, recurring, minor or background.
Just 11 posts in 11 months. That's one a month. Or 11 posts in February or 11 posts in December. The timeline is up to you!
The normal ficathon and art challenge rules apply for posting fic and art. Meta must be about the Stargate ladies specifically but if you want to compare with other shows, within genre, out of genre, or in a wider sociological feminist context that's OK. Any posts on your own journals/DW, in other ficathons/challenges or to other communities are acceptable so long as they are cross-posted here.
To sign-up or ask a question, just comment to this post, and remember to join the community if you're not already a member!
Posting Guidelines for Fic and Art
Please use the following formats.
Subject Heading for LJ entry: Title of the Fic by Author Name
Substitute the title of your fic for [Title of the Fic], if you have multiple parts number each entry clearly with (part n of y) after the title and finish with your Author Name for [Author Name].
Please include the following header information in the entry for each fic:
Title: Fic title
Author: Your LJ or penname
Content Flags: Warnings eg for violence/spoilers
Pairings: If any apply
Prompt: The prompt
Summary: One or two sentences giving an indication of the content of the story
Author's Notes: Any thank yous, etc
Story: This can be a link to your own journal or posted here in its entirety under a LJ cut. If posting multiple parts (and therefore entries), repeat the header info for each part and please link the parts in each entry so people don't have to go looking. For podfic add a Reader note if you are not the author.
Be generous with your warnings especially in respect to anything triggery, remember to add your character TAGs, and please set the entry to a correct LJ adult content status. For slash/het, please remember to include which pairings are included.
Subject Heading for LJ entry: Title of the Art by Artist Name
Substitute the title of your art for [Title of the Art], and finish with your Artist Name for [Artist Name].
Please include the following header information in the entry for each piece of artwork:
Title: Title of the art
Artist Name: Your name/pseudonym
Content Flags: Warnings for e.g violence, spoilers, etc
Pairings: If any have been included
Prompt: Please state the prompt
Artist's Note: Any thank yous, comments, etc that you want to make about the artwork
Art: This can be a link to your own journal or posted here in its entirety under a LJ cut.
Be generous with your warnings especially in respect to anything triggery, remember to add your character TAGs, and please set the entry to a correct adult content status. For slash/het, please remember to include which pairings are included.
1. A female Stargate character must be the main protagonist/POV.
2. Crossovers: You can crossover with another Stargate show if your muse takes you that way but not with a non-Stargate show
3. Ship/Femslash is allowed but we encourage GEN/Friendship .
4. Adult fic/art (explicit sex, PWP, etc) is allowed but you'll need to ensure you include warnings.
5. Character bashing of any female character is not allowed (and we'd prefer you didn't bash the male characters either).
6. There is no word limit. If you want to write a drabble that would be great.
7. Please get a beta for your fics! If anyone can't find one, PM me!
I should probably sign up too! :)
|Date:||February 12th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)|| |
I'm pretty sure I can manage 11 fics or artwork in a year. Got one waiting to be posted already.
Fantastic! Nice to have you involved. :)
Signing up as well! I'll take the whole year, though! Any particular rules for posting podfic? (Apologies if that's been addressed, but I can't seem to find the guidelines for fic or art either.)
No problems! I'm aiming for one a month myself!
I'll add a link to the rules to the announcement post. Podfic can be posted just include the header information for fic.
No I don't actually have time for this, but I'm signing up.
:D Good to have you on board.
|Date:||February 12th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)|| |
up! I go by 'sideburns' in SG1.
|Date:||February 12th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)|| |
Hello! Great to have you involved. :)
I'll join the community and do the 11 in 11 challenge!
Woo yep I think I could manage 11 times in 11 months! Am currently working on some sort of piece of writing about female characters in sci fi with a focus on Carter so this is really good timing!
Fab! Great to have you on board and welcome!
And I just joined too! Woo.
Can you point me to rules regarding artwork, 'cos I'm having a brain fade day and can't seem to locate them!
And yes, sign me up - I'm sure I can do 11 art-related posts in a year!
EDIT: Just double checking, 'cos you know, the brain's not working too well today - I have the 'girls of stargate' as my theme in a stargate 20in20 challenge, that post could be considered as one of my 11 if I post a link to it here?
Edited at 2011-02-12 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'll add a link to the announcement note to point at the rules from the last ficathon/art challenge.
And yes, that post for 20in20 could be considered one of your 11 if you post a link to it here.
I can commit but I must have you remind me of this. I'd like to do the once a month one to keep it interesting. Do you think you can like remind people once a month or something? it's a senior thing. ;)
If you can then,
I, Jeyla4ever, commit to posting 11 things in the course of 11 months for the 2011 year.
If I should fail, Rachel500 can kick my virtual butt!
Great! And yes, I'll post a monthly reminder (I intend to take a one a month approach myself!)
Just to clarify: no specific schedule required, or theme? Just 12 WOTG-centric posts to the comm?
Fantastic! Great to have you on board! And yep: no theme and you post on your own schedule. Oh, and it's just 11 posts - but if you want to tackle 12 that's OK ;)
|Date:||February 14th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Okay, I can do this. At least I HOPE I'll come through with all 11 fics! :)
Please sign me up for this challenge!
Fab! Great to have you on board!
Great! Good to have you on board!
HI I don't have a beta for my fics. How do I get one? Are we assigned beta's? (sorry I don't know how to PM).
|Date:||February 25th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Usually everyone asks an online friend who they trust to check over their work but if your friends are busy and can't do it, just send me a message (go to home when you log in, at the top there should be a link to messages, to to messages and send message). I'll send you my email address then.