September 25th, 2014


Too many characters, too few nomination slots....

Yuletide nominations are now open.

This year one is permitted to nominate three fandoms, and name up to four characters in each. Since my sister has now twice written me birthday presents in very dear, very rare fandoms (Time Team and Prehistoric Park), I decided not to request them this year. So that has made the fandom nominations fairly straightforward: I've decided on Forever Knight, Mary Renault's The Charioteer, and Janet Kagan's Hellspark. For the characters, though, things are still a bit up in the air.

Of the three fandoms, the one that's particularly frustrating me is Forever Knight. As far as I can tell (and I can't read the spreadsheet properly, so it's not possible for me to be sure), I think I'm the only person who has nominated it. However, I've not yet filled out my character slots. Who to pick? Nick's an obvious choice. However, does one then include LaCroix, Janette, and Natalie? I love casefic: should I nominate Schanke and Tracy, instead? Granted, for Yuletide (as opposed to [community profile] fkficfest), it makes sense to nominate only major characters. Still, four is just not enough!

The Mary Renault fans have, as in previous years, done a bit of organizing; and it looks as though three people will be nominating The Charioteer, allowing for all the main characters as well as a fair number from the supporting cast. If this turns out not to be true, then I will have to change my selection, for I promised Luzula that Laurie and Andrew would be nominated. As it stands, though, I've requested Straike, Aunt Olive, Hugh Treviss, and Mrs Timmings. (And yes, I do have ideas for prompts for all of them.)
Update: All the promised nominations have indeed been made!

Hellspark still has one open slot. I've nominated Tocohl, Maggy, and Buntec; but the other is up for grabs. I'll fill it before the nomination period is over; but, at the moment, I've posted it as open in case there's someone who plans to request it and has preferences. Hellspark is a very rare fandom indeed. So far, I've requested it twice in [profile] rarewomen as well as last year's Yuletide. Others also put in requests; and it was offered last year. However, I guess no one matched on it. At any rate, there are still no fics out there at all. So I've got my fingers crossed that this year someone will get Hellspark fic, whether it's me or not.

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