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Multifandom DVD Commentary Challenge
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To fulfill my New Year's Resolution. I said, I'd be more fannishly aware, fannishly active, fannishly participatory, and you know, *useful* to the community. So I host a challenge! Yes, that was my brilliant *one in the morning* idea.

here we go.

The Multifandom DVD Commentary Challenge!

The rules are slightly different from the normal DVD commentary. This is a commentary on another author's work. The rules are fairly simple.

The Rules

1.) Any fandom and any pairing or lack of pairing thereof is welcome.

2.) One DVD commentary per story--if you know what story you want to comment on, post here with title and author. A dozen commentaries on The Greatest Fic Ever is nice, but let's go for variety and breadth.

3.) You must have author permission. I want this as fun, not as trauma. You can call a story first if you're worried about getting it before someone else does, but permission is a must for the challenge. A convenient list of authors who gave pre-permission is here, done a while back. A few also gave open season on their stories here. If you are an author who has no problem with it, reply here with name and website. I'll put together a list out of this entry and the others, assuming the authors remain okay with it.

4.) Deadline for submissions is 9/30/2006, 12:00 AM CST.

5.) The minimum is one commentary. I mean, if you're taking on the five hundred thousand word epic of wonder in your commentary, I'm not asking more than that. No upper limit, however. Do as many as you like, in as many fandoms as you like.

If there's enough interest, I'll set up a community to hold them--kind of one-stop shopping, so to speak, of big fun. Watch here for that. Otherwise, I'll gather the posted commentaries into a memory folder for easy viewing.

Anything I've written or cowritten is disqualified from this challenge. This does not pull permission to do it outside of the challenge.

Okay! You're done! Choose your story and go at it!

Right. We're done. I have a horrible feeling that I should have run these rules by svmadelyn to see if I left anything out, but okay. We'll go with this. Please feel free to pimp this out if you like. I'll post to the communities I belong to tonight, but seriously, *multifandom*.

Now, really done.

Except for this:

ETA: A list of claimed stories is here. I'm just using that list to keep track. Continue claiming stories in this entry.

The community DVD Commentary was set up to post the challenge commentaries in. And some people already are! I'm kind of in awe here. Anyway, for the called stories list and to see posted commentaries, go there.

Updated community 8/17/2006 wiht claimed and completeed DVD commentaries up through 8/17/2006 at 9:39 AM.

Anything I've written or cowritten is disqualified from this challenge.

AW COME ON no fair

*grins* Wouldn't be fair if was one of the participants, since I'm coordinating. Though I am so not against people doing it outside the challenge and posting wherever they like.

I'd have made it an exchange challenge, like the feedback exchange challenge, so as to--ward off *slacking*. You are just way more optimistic about people's disinclination to *slack* than I am, apparently!

But this is very pretty and I say, bang-up job! *shiny gold stars you*

I'll be doing rageprufrock's He's Having His Baby. Finally. After a million years. *lays claim!*


Hmm. I should make a list of called stories. I shall do that now.

Yeah, I know, no super-famous fic would be better, but can I do Transcendental's by astolat?

And is it possible to do several instead of one? Because there are a couple Supernatural and possibly Popslash fics I'd love to do, too. In the multifandom spirit and all.

God. *starry eyes* As many as you *want*. You are my new favorite person!

I'd like to call "Looking for Lamour" by trinityofone, pending her permission (if that's acceptable).

Ha! She's on the list. Yay!

I would love to do pru's Ladies Night at the Boom Boom Room.

Ah, hell. Feed my ego or bruise it or ignore it completely:

Anything but: Remnant of the Past (X-Men) & Saving Face (H:LotS) because my Mary Sues are just that.

If I can convince myself that this won't be like beta-reading, I'll sign up once the current challenge story is done. Because it may take me until that deadline to pick a story.

I barely have time to breathe, much less do fan writing of my own, but anyone is welcome to do a commentary on any story of mine.

I put up an offer to do commentaries over in my journal, and would love to incorporate them into this if that's ok. In which case, I'd so far be claiming "Here is No Water" by frostfire_17 and "10,000 Pieces" by blueraccoon.

Also, I'm totally going to be selfish and call "Human Vacillation" by trinityofone because, Oh my GOD I have so much to say about that fic.

I doubt I'll be able to participate--though I'll keep an eye on the list of author permissions, just in case something I really want to comment on pops up, but if anyone wants to comment on anything of mine ( they can feel free, as long as it's a finished story. (There's Buffy and HP fic there, mostly, with assorted Other Stuff.)

It's been said, by my stuff is up too. I don't know if I'll have time and/or brainpower to participate in any other manner though.

D'oh! It's all at amific. If they manage to find the other stuff... well dear god... please don't use it. *IS ASHAMED*

I'm still debating which fic to claim, but pending that I'd be delighted and flattered if any one wanted to do any of mine (here)

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This is a great idea. My SGA stories are fair game, basically anything up on my site here.

i just claimed typical day - thank you for granting blanket permission!

This sounds fun! Unfortunately I have no time at all, but if anyone wants to have at anything on my website, they're welcome to.

I'd prefer it if people would run the specific story by me first (um, mostly because I don't want anyone doing the sucky ones?) but really, I'll be totally fine with most of them. and anything that hasn't been put up there will be on my LJ. :)

I'd love to do "My Soul from out that Shadow"/"Predatory". You okay with those?

My meagre handful are all fair game - in fact, I'd be thrilled.

I'd like to lay dibs on Hindsight by rageprufrock. Oh! And Legion the Things I Would Give to Oblivion by auburnnothenna, pending authorial permission.

Pretty much anything I've written is fair game. Anything on Allusions is.

I'd kind of like to exclude In the City of Seven Walls, because it's a WiP and in revision again, but if anyone really thought they had something to say about it or the excerpt stories like Ritual, I wouldn't fuss.

I'd say I'd write something for someone else's story, but I'd probably end up being a big fat liar. And I'm lazy.

If I can figure out how the hell to pull this off (This is a concern since I'm still struggling to put together the commentary on Fates), then I'll play. Still a bit of time to decide, right?
In the meantime, in case anybody wants, my stories are all game.

I would like to do harriet_spy's First Monday *see - multifandom!) fics Collegial and Ex Parte.

I wish to provide commentary on Aklani's Muted because I feel it is the finest, most subtlest slash build-up to The Rift.

Even though I adore some other of that author's works.

Oh, I've emailed her to get permission. will advise.

I'd like to do This is the Way the World Ends by storydivagirl in the Supernatural fandom. Any of my stories are up for grabs at my web site.

Wheee! Willing 'victims'. Scanning the lists it was too hard to pick someone out, because they weren't broken up by fandom/character. I'll go ahead and lay claim to RivkaT's Rainbow Signs which I love mightily and have been meaning to write up anyway. And she's on the list of 'yes'.

But, it would be fun to try someone new as well.

So- if anybody wants to comment here, I'd be happy to do a commentary on your fic. IF it falls into the following:

Smallville- Lex or Clark/Lex focused;
Blakes 7- Avon or Avon/Blake;
HP- Snape centric;
Pirates of the Carib- Norrington-centric
Witchblade- Ian-centric
Buffy- Giles-centric

I like long, plotty fic. If it's just porn, I'll get bored. And my commentary would say 'I got bored. It was just porn.' So yea- plot is good. And I'll read het, slash, gen for the 'centric' ones. As long as there's plot. I kinda do 'reviews' as in a 'what I read and what I thought about it' sort of way here if you want to see what you might be getting into.

Hope it's cool to ask for volunteers like this. But I'd be happy to take on a couple more nice, plotty fics if someone has a good fit for my interests.

Aw, cool! I can't participate due to RL stuffs, but anyone is welcome to commentate any of my stories. List of them is here, they are mostly SG-1, but a little Atlantis.

I would love to see more SG-1 commentaries too...

*sigh* I suck. See how my brain is shriveled up? Darn dissertation.

List of fanfic is HERE

Also, any of my stories are up for grabs: Here's a list.

My Buffy stuff can be found : here and here

Because I'm feeling completely propriatory, can I claim the Some Days series?


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