I'm going to do a week long extension on stories until *next* Monday at 9AM EST because I left several questions unanswered for so long.There are currently four stories in the collection!
Days of Awesome 2013 is open!When? September 1-September 30, 2013 (26 Elul, 5773- 26th of Tishrei, 5774) What kind of challenge? Just post your stories. They will not be anonymous, no prompts necessary.Length? Whatever you want.Does the author need to be Jewish? No! All authors are welcome.What does "being Jewish" mean? That is your call, as the author. I'm not touching that with a ten foot yad.What about meta / RPF / vids / other fanworks? Please do! If you're not comfortable posting to the AO3, post on the LJ/DW comms. (If you only have an account on one of those systems, let me know and I can post a pointer from the other.)You can post to the collection at any time this month.
so a side effect of this being the year of the first Thanksgivikah and the only one until the year 79,043 C.E is that the holidays are REALLY, REALLY soon. Is anybody interested in taking over or helping run daysofawesome this year? Format is up for grabs.(Also I am trying to encourage somebody to run a First Thanksgivikah Fest (subtitle: Fry All the Things. Secondary subtitle: can we love Thanksgivikah and still be intersectional allies?). That someone could be YOU.)
In a turn of events that will surprise absolutely nobody, I got distracted (oh, semester, why must you begin at the same time as the holidays, whyyyy?), and didn't remind people to post stories. But we got two stories anyway, huzzah! Or heidad, I suppose.Go check out the collection's two stories.Into the Depths of the Sea (1742 words) by AnonymousChapters: 1/1Fandom: Social Network (2010)Rating: Teen And Up AudiencesWarning: No Archive Warnings ApplyCharacters: Dustin Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin (background)Summary:
It’s the start of year 5766 and Dustin does some thinking.
"This is a very serious day," Mr. Yooper said. "We find everyone we have wronged during the year and ask them to forgive us, and try to figure out how we are going to do better next year. Speaking of which --" He looked suddenly nervous, reaching up to fiddle awkwardly with his glasses.
There are 32 prompts in the Days of Awesome Collection. Between now and 2012-10-10 12:00AM GMT-5 (time where you are), y'all should fill these prompts, yo!שנה טובה ומתוקה -- have a good and sweet year, everyone. Or as my people say, a gut yor.*peers sadly at burned tzimmes*
I've just extended the deadline to end of day Friday (midnight GMT -5 / in your local time) to give people more time to make prompts.As far as I can tell, you have to make a prompt to claim a prompt on the AO3, so if you want to write but you don't have any ideas for prompts, just make the world's most vague prompts. E.g. no fandom, no characters, no details. Or, heck, the world's silliest. "Fandom Sesame Street, character cookie monster, details honey cake-flavored cookie." You are also welcome to leave prompts if you have no intention of writing. Leave prompts.You are welcome to leave prompts with every intent of filling them yourself -- it looks like you can claim them immediately once you have submitted your prompts, so go ahead, make a prompt, and then claim it right away! You are welcome to leave incredibly vague prompts. You are welcome to fill them with any kind of fanwork: fic, meta, video, audio; gen, slash, femmeslash, any rating; fictional or real people. Characters who aren't Jewish in canon are welcome as long as you write them as Jewish (respectfully, of course, if they have some other canonical background). Pretty much my only restrictions are the technological restrictions of the AO3 prompt challenge, and the idea that there be Jewish characters. Other than that, go wild.See the existing prompts.And please signal boost!
Days of Awesome 2012 challengeSign up for Days of AwesomeOkay, guys, I'm trying something a little different this year because I am so discombobulated in the fall that I have not even managed to get in touch with the people who have offered to help. Why do the holidays fall at the start of the semester again?Since participation has been dropping off, I'm going to try running the challenge as a prompt meme, using the AO3's built-in prompt meme tool, just to mix it up.Leave prompts from now until Friday September 14 (12AM GMT-5). You have a month to write: assignments are due during Sukkot, on Wednesday October 10 (12AM GMT-5). Works will be revealed as soon as the challenge closes, and authors revealed one week later.So leave prompts now! And please signal boost. Prompt-a-thons are FUN.
does anyone feel like helping me run the challenge this year? Because this is absolutely my busiest time of year and I have a tendency to fall down and not do a great job.
Thanks to the lovely arsenicjade for reminding to do the story reveal! (seriously, you guys, I am too chaotic for this; next year may be there could be a co-mod. *puppy eyes*)Days of Awesome 2011 had four awesome stories! Or, well. Two awesome stories and two ficlets by me. :DDouble Mitzvah (1199 words) by ArsenicFandom: LeverageRating: Teen And Up AudiencesWarning: No Archive Warnings ApplyCharacters: Mikel Dayan, Eliot SpencerSummary:
Mikel shares a little bit about herself.
In which Erik takes Kitty to Rosh Hashanna services, and realizes that not all the lessons he teaches his students are in the classroom. (AU)
Blessed above women shall be Yael, the wife of Heber the Kenite.Blessed be she above all women in the tent.
Penny looked up, her face contorted with anger. "You of all people can't tell me that things always work out okay," she spat, her words dark and jagged.