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Jan. 29th, 2008


OMG, it's a Challenge for February

I guess the January challenge went over like a lead balloon ^_~ I can't say it was that surprising, since I came up with it rather on the fly. I do also want to apologize for being so late in posting next month's challenge. I hope I can make it up to you all next month.

In any case, for this coming month I want to use our community to support another community that I believe is doing a lot of great things. While We Tell of Yuletide Treasure. For those who don't know, Yuletide is a massive obscure fandom fanfiction challenge which runs every Christmas, where people write fanfiction for each other in a Secret Santa exchange type of way.

Yuletide's Christmas exchange is quite well-known, but until I participated this year, I didn't know about the New Year's Resolution challenge that runs through the whole year. In this challenge, you can choose one of the Christmas requests that wasn't filled, and write it, and submit it to the archive.

February's challenge in [info]obscurefandom will be to participate in the New Year's Resolution challenge. Go through the list of prompts, choose one, and upload it both to the Yuletide archive and the community here.

One last thing: The list of acceptable fandoms in Yuletide of course differs from ours. Rather than forcing everyone to request the fandom they want here and try to harmonize our list with the much longer Yuletide list, I'm going to say that you can write any story in the list of prompts, without that fandom being on our list. After February, I will add any fandoms written for to our list of acceptable fandoms, but I don't want to hold anyone up by forcing people to request the fandom in advance.

If you have any questions, please post them here ^_^

Jan. 7th, 2008


Rage Infection: 28 Days Later Fic

Author: Bitterfig

Title: Rage Infection

Fandom: 28 Days Later

Pairing: Major Henry West/Jim

Summary: Major West had promised Selena and Hannah to his men but he had his own plans for Jim.

Beta Reader: Fedink

Word Count: 1506

Rating: R

Warnings: Rape, violence.

(Rage Infection)

Jan. 1st, 2008


January Challenge

Well, the last challenge was a bit of a flop, lol. Not a single person wrote a fic!

I presume that everyone else was like me, and holiday insanity as well as other challenges intervened. But that's in the past, and we can move on now. And hey, now I don't have to buy the prize ^_~

I apologize for not giving the January challenge in advance, but as I said above ^ things got a little crazy around here for me, too. So it's going to be a simple three-word challenge again this month. All three items must be incorporated into the fic somehow, but how you interpret them and use them, is totally up to you!

1) Resolution
2) Celebration
3) Submission

Have fun!

Dec. 7th, 2007


Welcome new people!

Just wanted to post a shout-out to the new people and urge you to take part in the November/December gifting challenge. Hopefully we can get something going with this, because the Livejournal mirror is doing well, but there's been nothing much going on over here. There's still quite a bit of time to request and gift fics, and whoever posts the most fics will qualify for

Fabulous Prizes

Have fun!

Oct. 31st, 2007


End of Year Challenge!

Just to let everyone know, I've just done yet another update of the accepted fandoms list. It's quite long! Check it out if you haven't in a while, you may find some things you've forgotten you wanted to write about.

Moving on, it's time to unveil the final [info]obscurefandom challenge for 2007.

This is going to be a Massive Multiplayer Obscurefandom Request-driven Prize-winning Gifting challenge...or something. There's an acronym in there somewhere. XDDD

Basically the rules are simple: In the comments to this post, make requests. They should be fics you would love to see, but don't feel able or willing to write yourself, for whatever reason. Toss them out to the masses, make wild wishes, get crazy if you want. You should specify which fandom it's from, but otherwise feel free to give as much or as little information as you want. (There should be more than the fandom, though. Don't just say "an X fic", specify something, even if it's just a sentence-long prompt).

And make lots of them. The more requests we have, the more fun this will be. Feel free to keep coming back and making more requests, right up until December 31st. Be greedy!

Now, you probably know what I'm going to say next, but here goes: If you see something on the list that pings inspiration, which you feel you can write for that person, then go for it. There's no minimum or maximum length of the fic. Artwork is a suitable response, too! If you feel the request can be drawn and you have the skills, do it!

You have until midnight PST on December 31st to make your submissions. Do as many as you can! I'm hoping that everyone who submits requests will have one of them filled.

Once you've fulfilled a request, go back to that person's request comment and let them know. If you see that someone's already fulfilled a request that intrigued you, then don't let that hold you back, though! Do it again (of course, yours should be a little different ^_~)

And just as added incentive, the person who fulfills the most requests between now and December 31st will receive a prize. A real prize paid for by real money from my pocket. It may be paid time, or more icons, or even a permanent Insanejournal account. What it is may depend on who wins and how many fics they write, but it'll be worth somewhere between $10-40. Maybe more, if you really wow me.

Now I do want to say, I don't want this to become an orgy of random tossed-off drabbles. If I don't feel that you've made a fair showing, by giving something substantial to each of your recipients, then I reserve the right to bestow the prize on the runner-up. On the other hand, if your drabbles are awesome and show craft and real attention, then drabbles are certainly not a bad thing. I hope what I'm saying makes sense. Each recipient should receive a sincere gift, whatever the length.

Oh, and don't forget to check the Livejournal community post for interesting requests, too. You don't have to confine yourself to the requests in this post, and vice versa. You can post your story or artwork here, but be extra sure to let the recipient know.

Oct. 21st, 2007


October, Off*beat

Title: Cahokia
Fandom: Off*Beat
Author: MisterTalbot
Challenge: October, Had to use: Snake, Snow, Cave
Pairing/Characters: Tory/Colin
Rating: PG
Warning: Nothing more gruesome than would be found in original fairy tales. Writing might be a little stiff.
Summary: Tory is out of his element on a mountain.
Author's Note: This is a very offbeat Off*beat fic.

Cahokia )

Oct. 18th, 2007


November Challenge

Hi all!

I just wanted to post and let you know that I will not be putting up the November challenge until November first. There are various reasons for that *grins* But I did want to assure you that it's all ready and planned, and that I haven't just forgotten about it.

The November challenge will be a big one (actually, it should be more accurately described as the November AND December challenge), and there will be prizes. Prizes involving real money from my own pocket! Keep your eyes peeled for it.

I hope you're all working on your halloween stories ^_^ And that you're all having a great October.

Oct. 9th, 2007


Horror Challenge, Halfblood Chronicles, PG-13

Written for [info]obscurefandom!

Title: On Dark And Stormy Nights....
Author: ([info]theladyfeylene
Fandom: Halfblood Chronicles
Characters/Pairing: Valyn/Shadow
Word Count: 2,002
Rating: PG-13
Challenge: October Horror Challenge
XXXX: Prompts: Frankenstein's Monster, Drag, House.
Warnings and Notes: Some gruesome imagery.

On Dark And Stormy Nights... )


Eastern Promises Fic (Nikolai/Kirill)

Author: Bitterfig

Fandom: Eastern Promises

Title: Compassion Beyond Pity

Pairing: Nikolai/Kirill

Summary:  Nikolai wasn’t quite as heartless as he would have liked to be.

Beta-Reader: Fedink

Word Count: 740

Rating: PG

Warnings: Other than intoxication there aren’t really any warnings.  Really this is pretty tame considering this is based on a David Cronenberg film

Disclaimer: This story is a work of fiction. Any illegal acts taking place within that fiction are NOT condoned by the author. Depictions of any questionable, illegal, or potentially illegal activity in said fiction does not mean that I condone, promote, support, participate in, or approve of said activity. I grasp the distinction between fiction and reality and trust that readers will do the same. I do not profit from the fan fiction I write, and all rights to the characters remain firmly in the hands of their creator.

(Compassion Beyond Pity)

Oct. 1st, 2007


October 2007 Challenge - Unveiled!!

I've posted the prompts for the October challenge, so head on over to the post and check what prompts you picked!

Sep. 26th, 2007


September Challenge [Off*Beat]

Title: Back To School (catchy title, eh?)
Author: Ryoma [info]mistertalbot
Fandom: Off*beat
Challenge: September, Back to school theme
Warnings: It's boys. And they're dating. Also, this fiction steps outside the bounds of the story as we know it a little since all the events are pretty much going to happen in one year, but I didn't want to get into Gaia, so I just kind of had Tory not deal with it. Creative license.
Summary: Tory's worried when Colin hasn't come back.

Back to School )

Sep. 24th, 2007


In the Garden of Love (Promethea- Sophie/Barbara)

Author: Bitterfig

Title: In the Garden of Love

Fandom: Promethea

Paring: Sophie Bangs/Barbara Shelley

Summary: Set during Promethea #22. In the garden of Chokmah Sophie and Barbara reflect on what they mean to each other.

Beta-reader: [info]bookworm_2005

Word Count: 1110

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: Mature themes (identity, ambiguous feelings towards parents, confusion over culture, a bit of sexuality), pseudo-Alan Moore trippiness.

Author’s Note: Written for the Live Journal community choc_fic prompt Sept. 24 #1. America's Best Comics (Promethea), Barbara Shelley/Sophie Bangs: passing the baton - "How long shall they kill our prophets /While we stand aside and look /Some say it's just a part of it / We've got to fulfill the book" (Marley, "Redemption Song") All dialogue is directly from the comic book.

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any illegal acts taking place within that fiction are NOT condoned by the author. Depictions of any questionable, illegal, or potentially illegal activity in said fiction does not mean that I condone, promote, support, participate in, or approve of said activity. I grasp the distinction between fiction and reality and trust that readers will do the same. I do not profit from the fan fiction I write, and all rights to the characters remain firmly in the hands of their creator .

(In the Garden of Love)

Sep. 15th, 2007


October 2007 Challenge

Good morning [info]obscurefandom!

It's time for me to unveil the challenge for October, which will be (predictably, I'm sure) a Halloween/Horror challenge.

Below is a table of supersekrit challenge prompts. You have two weeks to sign up for the challenge, by choosing three boxes out of the table. Comment below with the three choices, telling me which column and row you want for each one.

On October 1st, I will unveil the contents of the table and we will all get to writing. You will have three single-word prompts of your own to incorporate into a story. All of the prompts are classic components of horror stories.

The stories do NOT have to actually be horror genre. Or rather, they don't have to be scary or gruesome. They can be tales about people telling ghost stories, or fluffy fics about going trick-or-treating. It's up to you what you do with the prompts, so long as you get all three worked in somehow. How you work them in, is also up to you.

The Table )

Sep. 1st, 2007


Obedience Training - Gakuen Heaven

Title: Obedience Training
Author: [info]chichirinoda
Fandom: Gakuen Heaven
Characters/Pairing: Nakajima Hideaki/Shichijo Omi
Challenge: September 2007 Back To School Challenge
Summary: Omi's gone too far this time, and Hideaki decides it's time to put the dog in his place.
Warnings and Notes: Warning for sex of the possibly non-con variety.

( For one of the Treasury's acts of mischief to get Hide this upset, it had to be big. )

Crossposted to [info]bbtp_challenge and [info]obscurefandom

Aug. 18th, 2007


Like (Darker Than Black)

Title: Like
Fandom: Darker Than Black
Author: [info]chichirinoda
Pairing: November 11/Hei
Challenge: August 2007 Dress-up Challenge
Warnings: Smut. No seriously. It's just smut.
Summary: *points to warnings*

( That was what he told himself as he walked into the place and the young man with the guileless smile and the black, black eyes sat down with him and poured him his first drink. )

Aug. 17th, 2007


Dress-up Challenge Fic, Halfblood Chronicles, PG-13

Title: Pomp and Circumstance
Author: [info]theladyfeylene
Fandom: The Halfblood Chronicles
Characters/Pairing: Valyn Hernalth/Shana
Challenge: August, Dress-up Challenge
Warnings and Notes: This is an AU fic, in which the Second Wizard War ended a bit differently than it did in the books. Spoilers for 'The Elvenbane'.
Summary: Shana didn't know anything about Elven politics, or custom or tradition, or how to be charming and demure at parties. She didn't even know how to put on a proper Elven gown - how on earth was she going to manage presenting herself as the Lady of the House of Hernalth?

Pomp and Circumstance )

Aug. 16th, 2007


Acceptable Fandom Update

I just did a huuuuuge update of the acceptable fandom list, thanks to our new members on Insanejournal.

Also, just to let people know I did remove xxxHolic, because someone pointed out that it is a bit more popular than I realized, because of its association with Tsubasa Chronicle. After some reflection, I also removed Fushigi Yuugi, because while the fandom is quite old, I'm not sure it's dead enough, considering how large it was at one time. I realized that while I had added it myself at one time, with the criteria I'm currently using, it doesn't really qualify.

Aug. 15th, 2007


Challenge for September 2007

It's August 15th, so you know what that means?

It means it's time for me to announce next month's challenge!

Next month's challenge is going to be BACK TO SCHOOL.

Just a simple, one-phrase prompt this month. I promise October is going to involve a bit more mayhem. XD

I hope everyone's working on their August fics!

(Note to those who have submitted suggestions: I apologize that I haven't gotten back to you yet. I should have time to sit down and look at them tomorrow, but nothing has actually jumped out at me as being likely to be turned down. I'll do a major update of the acceptable fandoms list tomorrow, if I'm not eaten by rabid weasels.)

Aug. 10th, 2007


Challenge for August 2007

We've had two rather involved challenges in a row, so I decided to do a simpler one this time, though without the 'do anything' breadth of July.

August's theme will be the Dress-up Challenge!

We're talking cross-dressing, cosplay, or anything else involving dressing your characters up in clothing they might not normally wear. Heck, have someone who normally covers their skin from head to toe be forced to go to the beach in a skimpy bathing suit.

It doesn't have to be comedy or fluff, of course, though I know this challenge might seem to lend itself to that. The fic can be of any length, any genre and any fandom from the list of acceptable fandoms.

Have fun with it!


Suggestion Box

This is the suggestion box! It has no content of its own, of course, because all it's for is to give you members the opportunity to give suggestions. Please comment below if you have a fandom to add to the list, or if you want to suggest a challenge to use in the future.

I can't guarantee that every suggestion will be used, particularly the challenges. I will try to check out the fandoms suggested to make sure they really are obscure, but most of those suggestions will probably make it onto the list. As for the challenge suggestions, well, there are only 12 months in the year. I'll pick from the pool and if yours is use, congratulations! If not, maybe next month.

If you want to make my life easier, check into your suggested fandoms yourself. If you do an interest search on LJ and fanfiction archives for that fandom come up, and they were updated recently, don't suggest it. If you look on and there are thousands of hits, don't suggest it. Let's try to focus on the smaller fandoms, or the dead fandoms, not the mid-sized fandoms that are still getting lots of love, just not as much as fandoms like Bleach and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Also, if you strongly feel that a fandom on the list is too large or too busy to qualify, please EMAIL the moderator with support for your claim. (i.e., if it's not big on LJ, but there are 50 yahoo groups writing fic about it, I might not know). I may not have the chance to investigate every suggestions thoroughly before adding them to the list.

Please take note that I will not be adding fandoms where the reason there's very little fanfiction is because creator has specifically asked for no fanfiction to be written. Now if you don't tell me, I likely won't know, but I think that that policy is most prudent, much as it pains me.

Apologies to anyone that disappoints :(

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