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21 July 2008 @ 04:56 pm
Wave Two: Pick Your Genre!  
This is a tentative post, likely to be updated.
Wave Two

For this round writers will sign up for genre challenges. Writers are not required to pick one specific movie this time around, this is all about genre characteristics (and clichés). The stories written can be anything from serious to ridiculous, using clichés of a genre does not mean the story must be a parody. Feel free to refresh an old plot element! Add a new twist!

While claims this round are not for specific films/books/etc., writers are certainly allowed to follow plots of such as was done in the last wave.  

Sign-up: Until September 1, 2008
Preview event: November 15, 2008
Posting: January 15-31, 2009

Want to stake your claim? The format for commenting is below. The information is very basic. While I hope making a claim means that you’re committing to writing the fic, I won’t fault you for dropping out.

(See example claim post in the first comment.)

 “Fandom” is for what/who you are writing. “Characters” is the place where you can say “main cast” or specify the few characters you’re including in your fic. “Genre” is to identify the genre you’re basing your plot on – options listed below (based on Wikipedia film genre listings).

(Wikipedia Listing)

“Art Film” and Cult: Avant-Garde, Experimental, Underground
Crime: Crime comedies, Crime thrillers, Film Noir, Heist, “Hood”, Legal Drama, Mob, Prison, True Crime
Espionage: Spy-Fi, Conspiracy
Film Noir
Fantasy: High Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Contemporary, Bangsian Fantasy, Fairytale, Historical, Heroic, Superhero, Mythology
Horror: Slasher, Creature Feature, Vampire, Werewolf, Zombie, Frankenstein, Hell and Demons, Ghosts and Afterlife, B-Movie, Apocalypse
Sci-Fi: Science (hard, soft, social), Cyberpunk, “Golden Age of Sci-Fi,” New Wave, Pulp, Scientific Romance, Alternative History, Comic Sci-Fi, Gothic, Sci-Fi Western, Spy-Fi, Space Opera, (various  themes)
War: Anti-War, (military vs. war films, too…)
Western: Classical, Osterns, Revisionist Western, Acid Western, Contemporary 


(Note that you can update any of this information later if you change your mind.)

Please direct your questions to the FAQ post!

Mood: hopefulhopeful
Music: Eureka
clarity scifiroots: Quotescifiroots on July 21st, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Fandom: The Dead Zone
Characters: Bruce, Walt, Johnny (& main cast)
Genre: Horror - Zombies, Ghosts
Pen-name: scifiroots

Actually a continuation of last wave's planned fic... this story is mostly based on the Silent Hill film with elements of the SH games and the Resident Evil films. =3
dossierdossier on July 23rd, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
fandom: Stargate Atlantis
characters: McKay, Sheppard
genre: science fiction
pen name dossier

clarity scifiroots: Quotescifiroots on July 23rd, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Fabulous! Glad to see a sign-up. =) Oi vey, I'm going to have to work on promoting this. =p
dossierdossier on July 24th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
It will go in the Stargate Atlantis newsletter tomorrow!
lucidscreamerlucidscreamer on July 25th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Fandom: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Characters: Yami (Pharaoh Atem), Yugi, Ryou, most of the cast in supporting roles
Genre: Horror (vampiric creatures), Romance
Pen-name: lucidscreamer

Loosely based on a Berkley Supernatural Romance novel called "Night Life". The book is awful, but hopefully the fic won't be.
clarity scifiroots: Fanficscifiroots on July 25th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Have fun with it! I have to get back to work on mine, actually finish it this round. =p
lucidscreamerlucidscreamer on July 25th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! Good luck with finishing yours, as well. ^_^
goddess47goddess47 on July 26th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters: McKay/Sheppard
Genre: Sports
Pen Name [info]Goddess47

Excellent! I've had an AU in my head that this will help me write!
clarity scifiroots: Leiascifiroots on July 29th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
Sweet! =D
Kayego_firecracker on July 29th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Fandom: Young Avengers (Marvel Comics)
Characters: Theodore Altman, Billy Kaplan, the rest of the cast in supporting roles
Genre: Fantasy: Fairytale
Pen-name: go_firecracker
clarity scifirootsscifiroots on July 29th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Sounds like fun. =) I love Fairytale AUs!
clarity scifiroots: FF7scifiroots on July 29th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
I just realized I have something else I should add...

Fandom: Final Fantasy VII
Characters: Cloud, Sephiroth, Zack, Nanaki, Hojo, + others in supporting roles
Genre: Fantasy - Fairytale
Pen-name: scifiroots
the dreamer ordinare: luke smileskirikili on August 23rd, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Fandom: Tales of the Abyss
Characters: Luke, Ion, and the main cast of ToA.
Genre: Heroic Fantasy! (finally figured out what ToS was. Well, close enough, anyway)
Pen-name: Kirikili
clarity scifirootsscifiroots on August 23rd, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)