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Promoting a new multi-fandom comm for characters who, in stories, are over 40
aingeal8c and I have been chatting (as one does) about promptathons/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons/fanfic challenges, etc. in general, and about love for 'older' characters in particular - and we decided there isn't enough of it around :-)

So we have set up: older_not_dead.

It's a Community that's a mixture of the usual challenge promptathons/communities/ficathons/commentathons/storyathons - with one exception.

The exception is that each half of the pairing, in the stories, has to be aged forty or older. It doesn't mean that they have to be forty in the television series, film, book, whatever, just that in the story they have to be over forty.

Both slash and het pairings from any and all fandoms will be welcome (as long as in the story each half of the pair is each over forty).

We don't want to run it as a ficathon for various reasons. However, we do want to make it some kind of 'athon'. Thus, it isn't just a 'join the Comm and post stories Comm', but it's of the promptathon/commentathon ilk, albeit you make top level posts rather than post your stories in the comments to one post.

We hope to have regular, at yet-to-be-decided intervals, challenges and these will have a theme, e.g. established relationship, first time, hurt/comfort, etc.

For each challenge we'll make a post inviting prompts, and giving a deadline by which the prompts need to be submitted.

The prompts can be:

  • A fandom and a prompt, e.g. NCIS. ?/?. Dancing
  • A fandom, a character and a prompt, e.g. Due South. Fraser/?. Books
  • A fandom, a pairing and a prompt, e.g. The Professionals. Bodie/Doyle. Wine

    Or any mixture thereof.

    We'll then compile the prompts into a list, and members can select the prompt they wish to use for their story or stories, as there will be no limit on the number of stories you may write.

    So if the idea of writing about 'love for the over 40s' in a low pressure environment, appeals to you, please come and check us out - Older Not Dead Profile

    Also, please feel free to promote the Comm, should you wish to do so.

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    ashley_pitt From: ashley_pitt Date: 13th September 2007 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
    40 is the new 20..and 50 is the new 30...Yay for love in any age.
    nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th September 2007 10:13 (UTC) (Link)

    iadorespike From: iadorespike Date: 14th September 2007 14:33 (UTC) (Link)
    What a great idea, sweetie. I signed up to watch. :D

    *snuggles you*
    nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 14th September 2007 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
    *Grabs Anna and hugs her*

    I've missed you - I haven't seen you around for a couple of days and was a tad concerned. *Blush*

    Is everything okay? No more disasters, I hope?

    Glad you like the idea.

    And have you seen my two NCIS Polls?

    *Snuggles with you*
    erehwon6 From: erehwon6 Date: 17th September 2007 12:14 (UTC) (Link)
    I signed up, can't wait to get started. :)

    With the prompts do we have to use all three elements, or could we say use the prompt but write the fic about a diffrent pairing/fandom?
    Because I have an OTP I'd love to write, but apparently I'm literally the only person in the universe who ships them (it's a very small fandom).

    There's always one, right? lol
    nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 17th September 2007 12:37 (UTC) (Link)

    You do indeed have to use all three elements - or however much is given.

    However, there is nothing to stop you submitting prompts of your own for your own OTP and using them.

    erehwon6 From: erehwon6 Date: 17th September 2007 13:29 (UTC) (Link)
    Ah OK, fair enough.
    True, but it's more fun to have the challenge of using other ideas. I'll have to see if anyone else in the fandom would like to play or offer suggestions.
    And obviously I'll still do Gibbs/Ducky or Abby/McGee.
    nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 17th September 2007 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
    That's true enough.

    I tell you what, I'll raise the issue with my 'co-mod' and see what she says. This is all very new, we're not quite making the rules up as we go along, but we want to be as flexible as possible. Even if it's for the next one, rather than this one. If this doesn't go too well, or ends up being complicated in terms of sorting, we might just go for prompts in future.

    So just to be clear you want to know if, say, I did:

    NCIS. Gibbs/Ducky. Flowers

    You could use the prompt for another fandom or another pairing within the fandom?

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