Let’s get this party started, then!
(Why yes, I have a folder full of screencaps. Reference, yanno. Heh.)
We can reblog and add stuff to this new entry, especially if there are others who might be interested in writing more AA fic. (I have no idea who everyone else is on Tumblr.) Is anyone still at the LJ comm? Maybe we can collect some prompt ideas and let it go as a freeform kind of challenge. I know that RL stuff can be hectic, so if there’s no deadline, there’s no pressure to write anything. How does that sound?
Just to get everyone who hasn’t been reading the entire text wall we’ve been back and forthing up to speed: we thought it might be cool to have a mini A/A fest with fic and other stuff, and at the moment we’re thinking about ways we could do it. Please feel free to reblog, comment or ask if you’re interested, have a suggestion or want to ask anything.
I was thinking perhaps we could run it across three platforms- tumblr, LJ and AO3- and perhaps we could have a week of themed days too, a day for one shots, a day for reccs, a day for long fics or AUs or whatever? The things about that is it would need to be a fixed time, and that might not work for everybody. I like the idea of doing prompts too, but perhaps we do a mixture? Or will that be too much?
Can we go whole hog with this? During the week of themed days maybe we could take a different scene of theirs everyday and weigh in on things we’ve picked up. Little analysis’ like we’ve been doing. That’s something a lot of us could participate in that wouldn’t take a lot of time on busier days. Or maybe we could have a day for fanart for those of us that get terrified at the idea of submitting fic but would like to contribute. Or the fan art could coincide with the fic theme for the day. That’d be a great way of getting an influx of new a/a art… I’m just spitballin here.
Would it be a good idea to decide on a tag so we could differentiate new material during that week from our normal cycle in the A/A tag? Or does it really matter to you guys?
Well, to follow other ships that have a similar thing to increase interest, fic and art, they have themed days. That would include meta, fic, art, whatever people want to contribute. The theme wouldn’t necessarily be a hard and fast rule, just something that would serve almost like a prompt. They used a separate tag in addition to the pairing tag, so it was easier to find. Maybe something like AA Appreciation Week? Or if someone could think of something catchy?
Yay! It looks like there may be some interest in jump-starting the fandom. Well, maybe not jump-start since there has always been a pulse, but I’m excited to see others possibly contribute to the ship.
I like all the ideas put forth so far, I think it’s just going to be a matter of organizing and dispersing. I’m willing to advertise this over at the LJ community, for those seemingly few who still check it out, and I’ll do my part here on tumblr as well (for my ten+ followers who actually follow me for AxA goodness).
I really like the idea of having themed days (or perhaps a week would be a better time frame). We can do things like recs (fics, art, photosets, videos, etc), meta analysis, and various types of prompts (again, to generate fics, art, photosets, videos, gifs, fanmixes, etc). I also like what kore-r has been doing which is using a pic, gif, or quote/comment as a prompt for AxA inspired loveliness.
Whatever comes of this, if I may also say, I’d like this whole thing to come across as 1) not adding any pressure to anybody to contribute, but rather to encourage and 2) not adding another thing on one’s to-do list. Everybody’s busy nowadays with life and whatever else, so any contribution great or small (tiny even) is welcome.
I hope also that this may encourage new fans of the pairing, or inception in general to contribute or ask questions and get involved.
As for tags, I think we should still use Arthur x Ariadne, Ariadne x Arthur (perhaps those are given?) but also something catchy like Still Worth A Shot (I know that’s kind of corny, but if you’ve read any of my stuff I think you’ll understand where I’m coming from).
Ok, those are my thoughts for now. I’m getting kind of pumped for this, I love it!