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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-03-27 01:01 am

Madness Deadline Extended!

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for your wonderful fics. I am the only failure of the bunch, which means it has been a very successful fest indeed. My fic should be posted soon (in case you were wondering). I'm feeling like April 6 is a bit soon for a deadline to end the remix madness (remember, anyone can remix anyone in the fest and/or anyone whose permission to remix they receive). Unless anyone objects, let's just give ourselves until May to play.

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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-03-14 08:43 pm

Blakefest: Remix Edition Masterlist

Welcome to the masterlist for Blakefest: Remix Edition

Please comment with the following information, so it can be linked below:

A direct link to your story (no a href tags, just http//: etc)
Name of story etc
Main characters and rating
Who you created it for

Please add your story to the Blakefest collection on Ao3: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/BlakeFest


Party Favours (The Sheet-Cake Affair Remix)
by  [livejournal.com profile] x_los inspired by  Leaving Party by
[livejournal.com profile] elviaprose | Relationship: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake | Characters: Kerr Avon, Roj Blake, Cally, Jenna Stannis, Vila Restal, Olag Gan, Deva |
Rating: Mature

Photographic Memory (The Greyscale Remix) by  [personal profile] x_los inspired by  Bluescale Blues  by
[personal profile] elviaprose    | Relationship: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake |  Rating: Explicit

Blake to the Future (The Down to Earth Remix)
by [personal profile] executrix inspired by Baby Come Back by
[livejournal.com profile] alinewrites | Main characters: Vila Restal, Deva; Rating: G

Superb Plot With Exciting Development Opportunities (The Coffee Shop Remix)
by [personal profile] unsentimentalf inspired by Straight Up and Bitter by [livejournal.com profile] lycoris | Main characters: Servalan, Blake, Avon | Rating: Teen +

Opportunity Controls Loyalty (Remix of Honour Among Thieves) by [livejournal.com profile] lycoris inspired by Honor Among Theives by [livejournal.com profile] aralias | Main characters: Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Roj Blake Rating: PG

Alienated by [livejournal.com profile] alinewrites inspired by Ensemble by  

Civil War (The Democratically Elected Remix)
by [personal profile] aralias inspired by Iron Man by [personal profile] executrix | Relationship: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake| Rating: Mature
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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-03-14 09:06 pm

A note about how to title your remix....

Traditionally, the remix title format is: Your Title (The Blah Blah Remix)

So for example, Aralias has written a fic called Millipede (The Bones of the Hand Remix)
When my fic goes up, it will either be called Gauda Prime and Prejudice and Vampires' (The 'Once More With Fangs' Remix) or Gauda Prime and Prejudice and Vampires (The 'Bad Things' Remix).

Regarding how to choose your subtitle, Aralias wrote (long ago) in  in this post:

i think the main point of the subtitles is to immediately tell the reader that it's a remix. you look down a list of titles and it's immediately obvious which ones are remixes. neither the title, nor the subtitle have to be the original title, though some people do use the original title as their main title (thus the point of the funky remix subtitle is to distinguish the two).

i mainly choose my subtitles by picking out the main remix idea. like fairytale romance - 'the happy endings remix', which was my backwards merlin fic all about happy endings, or '500 bottles of beer - the really growing on me remix', was all about how eight realised that he liked the master after all. i like that because 500 bottles is sort of a silly title, but it does imply the waiting, and then the subtitle actually explains more about the fic. i think song titles are quite popular. i've certainly used... two. but people do do that. and one of my drabble remixes was just 'the shade's remix', which worked pretty well, because the doctor was semi-implied to be the shade in the original and now it was from his POV (so that's sort of 'what the remix is about'.

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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-03-13 08:40 pm

Deadline Update

I have not quite heard from everyone, but it seems that a one week extension would be very welcome to some, but that others are eager to post. And a few of us are racing to finish and want the continued deadline pressure. So, in an attempt to please everyone, here's what we will do:

There will be THREE phases of Blakefest.

March 15 is the first phase. People can post on this day if they would like.
March 22 is the second phase. People who do not post on March 15 can post on this day.
March 22-April 6 is the third phase. This is the "madness" round. During this time, people can remix anyone participating in the challenge as well as any B7 writer who has given their permission to be remixed.

I hope this doesn't seem overly rigid to anyone! The reason I am going with official "posting days" is, frankly, that I like them. It's like a birthday or Christmas. 

I will create an AO3 collection and a link posting post on March 14.

Let me know if there are any questions!
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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-03-13 11:14 am

Checking in

How is everyone doing with their remixes? It seems like some people, myself included, are working furiously to finish by Tuesday. Would a week extension be helpful, or would it kill the motivation?
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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-01-29 12:04 pm

Assignments Are Out!

 Hello everyone!

Thanks for signing up for Blakefest! I'm very excited to have all of you participating.  If you haven't received a PM from me telling you your assignment, either I've made a mistake or your spam filter has caught the message.  Do let me know if you don't know. Also let me know if you have any other questions whatsoever.  Fics will be due March 15, the Ides of March.  

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[personal profile] elviaprose2016-01-18 06:20 pm

Blakefest 3: Remix Edition

Welcome to our third Blakefest!  

For this fest, we're going to be trying something different: a remix challenge.  If you sign up, I will assign you another B7 writer to remix. You can choose among their fics and remix one or more of them.  Someone will also be assigned to remix one or more of your fics. If you don't want to participate formally but still want to play in some capacity, we will have a "remix madness" after the formal part of the challenge, in which you can remix someone's fic OR in which you can put your fic forward to be remixed by anyone who would care to.   

The rules:
To participate in the formal challenge you must:
1) Have previously publicly posted (at the time of signup) at least 3 B7 fics of more than 1000 words.  
2) Be willing both to remix and to be remixed. 
3) Be willing to write a remix of a fic that does not necessarily ship the same pairing(s) you do. You may not change the pairing, although you may focus on elements of the story that do not involve the pairing.  
4) Be able to post your remix by March 15 

The deadline for signups will be Monday, January 25.  Sign up by commenting on this post.  

When you sign up, please tell me:
1) If there is any story you've written that you very much do NOT want remixed. I want this to be fun for you, so if there are any fics of yours that you would hate to have remixed, please feel free to tell me
2) If you do not like slash, you can tell me this and I will assign you a writer who has written at least two stories that do not contain slash. I will identify the stories in question for you
3) Which pairings you'd prefer to write. I will try to take this into account but can make no promises
4)  If there's anything that would deeply disturb or upset you, and I will try to let the writer remixing you know this 
5) A link to your fic (on Ao3, or elsewhere) 

Read more... )
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[personal profile] aralias2015-01-02 06:27 pm

Blakefest 2015

Hi all,

Just a note to say, after discussions with my esteemed colleague [personal profile] elviaprose, I've decided to delay Blakefest 3 until August 2015. I'll run [community profile] unconventionalcourtship 3 before that (probably Feb/March), so feel free to sign up to THAT instead ;)
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[personal profile] aralias2014-11-05 06:53 pm

Unused prompts

Loads of un-used [community profile] blakefest prompts have just gone up on [livejournal.com profile] b7_kinkmeme

If you write anything for these prompts, feel free to add them to the Blakefest collection.
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[personal profile] aralias2014-10-27 08:56 pm

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Masterlist fully updated! Thank you everyone for playing.


I'm going to put all the un-used prompts up on the meme now, unless I was asked not to.
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[personal profile] aralias2014-10-25 09:46 am

Blakefest 2 Masterlist

Welcome to the masterlist for Blakefest 2, the sadly unnamed.

Please comment with the following information, so it can be linked below:

A direct link to your story/art/podfic/vid/meta/etc (no a href tags, just http//: etc)
Name of story etc
Main characters and rating
Who you created it for

Cross-posting is encouraged! On Tuesday, I will also post the masterlist to various Blake comms around the net. If you're posting on AO3, there is a collection, which you can post to or not, as you like. It's the same one as last time - I have just re-named it to be generic.

A Bunch of Lonesome and Very Quarrelsome Heroes by [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose for [livejournal.com profile] unsentimentalf [Avon, Blake, Kasabi, Renor, Bellfriar & ensemble | G]
Naan of Iron by [personal profile] executrix for [livejournal.com profile] still_lycoris [Jenna/Blake/Avon | R]
Tapestry by [livejournal.com profile] still_lycoris for [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch [Avon, Orac | PG]
Purpose by [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch for [livejournal.com profile] la_avispa [Travis, Blake | PG]
The Heart of the Liberator by [livejournal.com profile] la_avispa for [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose [Vila | G]

Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen) by [livejournal.com profile] la_avispa for [livejournal.com profile] elviaprose [Avon/Servalan, ensemble]

The Federation's Children by [personal profile] aralias for [personal profile] executrix
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[personal profile] aralias2014-10-07 08:54 pm

Blakefest deadline approacheth

I don't want to alarm anyone, but you have 20 days left on [community profile] blakefest! (But that's loads of time, right?) All projects should be complete and posted between 25th and 27th October. Let me know if that doesn't seem do-able.
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[personal profile] aralias2014-08-23 11:36 am

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All Blakefest assignments have gone out! If you haven't received anything, please let me know. Please do also get in contact if you are really unhappy with your assignment. I do try, but I have been known to get it wrong :)
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[personal profile] aralias2014-08-22 08:02 pm


Blakefest 2 sign-ups close today! So - if you're thinking of signing up... act on that impulse in the next 12 hours. Click here to be taken to the sign-up form.
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[personal profile] aralias2014-08-02 03:28 pm
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Blakefest 2 sign-ups

Signups for 'BlakeFest 2' are OPEN (early - because I felt like it)

You'll find the sign-up form below. Submit your form, with the types of fic, art, podfic, vids, graphics or meta you want to create and receive, by Friday 22nd August. After that, all the forms will be shuffled and you'll receive at least three prompts for fic and possibly art, podfic, meta, graphics or vids from which to choose your project. Probably the next day.

How to sign up:

1: READ THE RULES. If you have any questions, the answer's probably in the rules. If it isn't, leave a comment.

2: FILL OUT THE FORM. There are separate forms for art and fic and podfic and vids and graphics and meta, all of which can be copypasted from the text box below. You have to request fic, but you can also request any combination of the other media. (N.B. You have to leave three prompts for any category you wish to play in).

You can sign up to produce fic, art, podfic, vids, graphics, meta or any of the above. Although you have to leave multiple prompts, you will only have to answer one (even if you agree to produce any of the genres). There are prompt guidelines in the rules.

3: SUBMIT THE FORM in a comment to this post. All comments will be screened to protect your privacy and keep you all in suspense.

4: Your prompts should arrive on a day or two after the 22nd. The idea is that you post your finished project between 25th and 27th October.

An example form )

You can edit your prompt any time from now until the 22nd. DW users can just edit their comments. I don't know about OpenID people (try, though), and anon comments definitely can't be edited, but if you leave more an one comment I'll use the latest version.

If comments aren't working for whatever reason, email me at heroic.tendencies@gmail.com
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[personal profile] aralias2014-03-01 10:44 pm

Blakefest is over

Blakefest 1 is now officially over!

The full masterlist can be found here. (I think) all the fics have also been added to the AO3 Collection.

The collection and the comm will remain open, and, unless I was asked not to post them, all the unused prompts have been posted to the meme. If you do make something in response to a Blakefest prompt, feel free to add it to either the comm or the collection. And if your fic/art/vid has filled a prompt on the meme, please do link to it there as well. And remember to cross post!

Blakefest 2 (puns welcomed) will open for sign-ups on Friday the 8th of August. Sign-ups will close on the 22nd, and assignments should go out on the 24th. Then you'll have 2 months of writing with fics etc due in the 25-27th October.

Blakefest 3 will (hopefully) open for sign-ups on the 10th December.

Fic for Wellharkather

There was a light the last time we spoke (9806 words) by Clocketpatch

Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jenna Stannis/Zen, Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Characters: Jenna Stannis, Zen (Blake's 7), Del Tarrant, Dev Tarrant, Kerr Avon, Orac (Blake's 7), Liberator Crew, Dayna Mellanby, Vila Restal, Cally (Blake's 7)
Additional Tags: Forgiveness, Dysfunctional Family, Tarrant being rubbish, Liberator women being awesome, Pre-TWB, Season/Series 03, Pre-Canon


Tarrant is determined to be successful at any cost.

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[personal profile] hark2014-02-28 08:01 pm

Art for Executrix

Prompt: Art: a picture of Blake, Avon, Soolin, or Vila dressed in "mode revolutionnaire"
Title: Liberte
Characters: Blake, Avon, Soolin, Vila.
Rating: PG for guns, the Violence Inherent in the System, and Avon looking "much too pretty - like how fandom thinks he looks" (according to x_los)
Media: Pen on paper


Notes: Oh gods, so late. Many apologies, but i am Douglas Adams reincarnate when it comes to deadlines.
i'd like to thank Pinterest (i have a board entitled 'La Mode Revolutionnaire'),
the recent Les Mis film (x-los pointed out the inherent rightness in referencing a failed revolution. Also, Blake and Enjolras could be bbfs forever.)
And Charlotte Corday (no real reason, she's just a French Revolution badass).
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[personal profile] aralias2014-02-26 08:19 am

Fic from Corngold

First Blossom, Then Bear Fruit (9980 words) by corngold
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Kerr Avon/Roj Blake
Characters: Roj Blake, Kerr Avon, Deva (Blake's 7), Jenna Stannis, Soolin (Blake's 7)
Additional Tags: Post Gauda Prime, Sex Pollen, Angst, PGP Blake-Is-President Fic

PGP sexpollen. Two years after Gauda Prime, Blake asks for Avon's help negotiating a galactic alliance. The problem is that Blake and Avon aren't on speaking terms.

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[personal profile] aralias2014-02-24 08:58 pm

Fic from La Avispa

Title: The Last Holidays
Author: la Avispa
Written for: Mithen
Characters: Avon, Vila, Gan, Cally, Blake, Jenna, Servalan
Type: season 2 (post Horizon)
Category: gen
Summary: After visiting Horizon the members of the Liberator’s crew find themselves not just over-stressed, but exhausted. They do need holidays!