sophinisba: Hunith and Merlin at a campfire (hunith merlin by slightlytookish)
I was more fannish in 2017 than in 2016, though it was the first year since I got into fandom in 2005 that I didn't write any fic. Three significant things I did this year were:
  • finishing archiving my old podfics

  • attending [community profile] podfication

  • getting interested in Star Wars

2017 in review )

So! Fannish resolutions for 2018:
  • make ten Dreamwidth or Tumblr posts, of which
    • five are not fanworks posts, and

    • five are not in January or December

  • make ten fanworks, of which
    • one is a fic, and

    • one is a podfic of more than an hour

plans for 2018 )
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
One of my first Merlin fics, written a little while after I watched season one, was about Gwen figuring out that Merlin was gay and telling him she was fine with that. I'm so pleased that my [personal profile] camelotremix remixer decided to write another version of that, with lots of Lancelot being a dear and Morgana being fabulous and warm season one feelings. It is called My Friends, They Are So Beautiful (the Belle Epoque remix), and it is awesome.

The last remixes went up last Saturday and the authors' names will be revealed this coming weekend. Some others that I enjoyed a lot are Be Thy Mercies Known (Send Her Victorious remix), which takes a fun Arthur/Merlin + friends party fic and remixes it into something super sad, Danger Zone (The Being Safe is Overrated Remix), a longish Arthur/Merlin high school AU (with magic!) that just has a really nice deft touch, and Falconress (the wind beneath your wings remix), a lovely short post-canon fic about Hunith and Merlin. But I'm sorry to say I've only read or looked at a small fraction of them. What are your favorites?
sophinisba: Merlin smiling with forest background (ep. 1.04) (merlin smiling by miakun)
Oh for goodness sake, I forgot the other half of what was supposed to be in my previous post:

I'm excited about the new round of [personal profile] camelotremix!

I was feeling a little weird about signing up when I hadn't written any new fic since last year's remix, but [ profile] flammablehat and I decided that was fine, and also that I would go ahead and post those Freya ficlets, and that we would both write some other new stuff. Yay!

[personal profile] camelotremix/[ profile] camelotremix! A comm I helped start, now modded by the fabulous [personal profile] venivincere and [personal profile] sapphirescribe, who did such a fine job with it last year. Signups are open through Saturday the 1st.

The many comments on the LJ signup and the handful on Dreamwidth are a beautiful microcosm of the fandom.
sophinisba: Morgana smiling from ep 2.03 (morgana happy by gwy)
I'm so happy to see this challenge going ahead with fic and art again this year!

camelotremixCamelot Remix is back![personal profile] camelotremix
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (arthur shirtless by redscharlach)
Title: Red (The Gift That Keeps On Giving Remix)
Fandom: Merlin
Ship: Arthur/Percival, Arthur/Leon
Rating: NC-17
Contains: BDSM, kink negotiation, a little bit of impact play
Wordcount: 5176
Notes: Remix of Red Jacket by [ profile] riventhorn, written for [personal profile] camelotremix with wonderful help and support by [personal profile] roughandtumble. (Also thinking about using it for the whipping/flogging square on my second kink_bingo card but I think that would be stretching the erotic focus rule pretty far.)
Summary: "I don't hit people I'm having sex with, or people I care about," says Percival. "Or at least, I haven't, up till now."

Read it at the AO3!

Or read it here! )
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (toshiko by hermitsoul)

More Information

AiA//FtF is a multifandom podfic fest celebrating non-romantic relationships between female characters. Join us over at [community profile] audiofemme as we pay tribute to the bonds of friendship, family, work, and rivalry between women!

Relatedly, [ profile] halfamoon will again be celebrating ladies of our fandoms for the first half of February. And is there another edition of the Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology in the works?

There is also Femslash February is a Tumblr-based campaign to encourage new femslash fanworks! As I said when I reblogged the post, I hope people will also make commenting on femslash part of their month.

And signups for [personal profile] camelotremix close tomorrow (Saturday) at noon EST. Please join us, whether or not you like making fanworks about ladies. (But ngl I'm always especially happy to see people who do.) :D
sophinisba: Gwen looking sexy from Merlin season 2 promo pics (gwen merlin steps by vicky_v)
I've been trying to update the FAQ for the Camelot Remix and Camelot Remix 2013 collections on the AO3, but I keep getting a 500 error when I click "Update". Has anyone else run into something like this or have any ideas on what could be wrong? Thanks!

I have put in a support request, but sometimes asking one's friends is quicker. :)
sophinisba: Wee Gwen admires wee Merlin's magic! (gwen merlin by el_jamon)
Hey Merlin fans, remember back in 2010 when [personal profile] netgirl_y2k and [personal profile] lilian_cho and I ran a Merlin remix fest and a bunch of you participated and it was awesome? Well it's okay if you don't remember but anyway [ profile] sapphirescribe and [personal profile] venivincere just started up a new round, and this time it's gonna be EVEN MORE AWESOME because besides fic there will be fanart!

So, a remix challenge gives you a chance to transform someone else's story by writing it another way, or by drawing your version of it, or to write or draw based on someone else's art! [personal profile] camelotremix/[ profile] camelotremix is for fanworks about Merlin characters and actors!

Signups are open on LJ and Dreamwidth from now through Saturday and the works will be posted on the AO3 in March. Minimum wordcount on the fics is 500. YOU SHOULD ALL SIGN UP OMG!!!


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